"Wha- woah! Umm, Grenade? Did you sleep in that?"
Grenade was wearing a dress unfit for sleeping and was currently putting on shoes.
"We're late for the thing!"
"The thing where we get our new names and new adventurer levels!"
"That useless, go without me."
"What do you mean useless?! You can get a new name!"
"I would if my typo wasn't useless, if I find new abilities, I can always go next year."
"But you name doesn't match your abilities! You can sing to effect monsters! You should be named melody or something!"
"Melody is a girl name."
"I don't care, your going."
A few hours later, we were at an event where people can show off abilities and uses for there typos and get renamed accordingly. The name is long and complicated so everyone just calls it "the thing".
"So what uses have you found Grenade?"
"Well I can fire off a couple explosions if I keep them small!"
"And you never used this to help me take out smaller monsters?"
"I was making you stronger!"
"Yeah alright, fair enough."
"So what about you?"
"Well I guess I can always make a fool of myself and sing to the monsters."
"That's a great idea! You should do it."
"To show that your not useless!"
We eventually got to the dungeons B2 arena where people can fight monsters for money, it's where the thing is held. A bunch of people took their turns, showing off some cool powers, and when Grenade went up, she switched into her gear and took out at least ten monsters with explosions, she's pretty cool.
Announcer: "Congratulations Grenade Mire! You will have your new name decided after the matches are complete. Now for the next competitor, Branch Lias!"
Branch: "What?! I'm in the competition?!"
Grenade: "Yeah! I signed you up!"
Branch: "Why?! I don't have a typo for fighting!"
Grenade: "Just have some faith Branch, you can sing to them!"
Announcer: "Branch Lias! Please report to the arena!"
Branch: "Here I go."
As soon as I stepped foot in the arena, I was met with a monster ten times my size, there was no way in hell I could beat it, I could run though, or, I could have if the door didn't shut behind me. I had no choice but to fight the creature, and people don't think much of death here so I knew I wouldn't be let out till one of us was dead.
"This is insane! There's no way they thought this was a fair fight!"
But they did, no one knew what my typo was except a few individuals, and they didn't choose the monsters I had to fight, the announcer thought I had a typo strong enough to take on this beast. I didn't.
"C'mon Branch! You just need to sing that song your mother used to sing!"
My life was flashing before me as the menace charged forward, but my mind halted on the memory of my mothers singing, and the snakes. I heard the song over and over, eventually my mouth and my brain connected and I sung, I sung to the beast.
It stopped. The beast stopped charging. Instead it bent it's legs and sat down, slightly waving its head to the rhythm. Then, it's closed it's eyes.
It was asleep. I won the match.