You arrive early to Speedball practice after class ends. Zola is there, her skinsuit under her left arm, she's headed for the lockers to change. The team's co-ed, are the lockers?
She gives you a nod of greeting, even a half-smile. You saw Jace in the corridor by his room, he'll be along soon. Corporal Rys is usually late. Tabitha's always on time.
This Speedball court is the only one in this section of the ship. You have to schedule time against the other three teams - the Ferrets, the Dragons, and the Black Cats. Which team is the biggest rival to your team? How did you embarrass them last season, Mark?
Dimensions of this speedball court are tight, with high walls. People can watch live, of course, watching on the other side of the see-through plasteel walls on the portside barrier. Standing room only, and in the big games, kids press themselves against the walls eager to feel the rumble of bodies thrown against the wall in a heavy match."I will change lick split, Mark. We can do some drills."
Zola says as she heads for the locker room. She looks back at you, seeing if you even look at her. She's touchy about changing in front of people, like she's hiding something. Who's your weak link, Mark? What do they keep frakking up?
How do you normally warm up?