How we think the fight will go
After the match, the survivors—only seven of them, out of twenty thousand spectators in Unbound Worlds Stadium—were interviewed. The testimonials of these witnesses were the only record remaining of the battle between Mr. Wednesday and Granny Weatherwax. There was no video, though bits and pieces of the cameras were later recovered from the rubble. No written record, either—somehow all tweets and comments sent from the stadium had been eradicated from existence. And nothing remained of the other spectators but piles of ash.
The first survivor could say nothing but “FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!” and in fact, could not seem to stop screaming it repeatedly.
The second whispered “Blood…” before passing into a coma. She has not yet woken up.
The third made a number of sounds that vaguely resembled speech, but was in no language that the investigators, including the ones from Discworld, could identify.
The fourth spoke quietly and evenly. He said, “For a long time nothing happened. They just had a conversation. No, I didn’t hear anything they said.” He remembered nothing at all after that. He had also forgotten his name, where he lived, and whether he was from Earth, Asgard, or Discworld.
The fifth would speak of nothing else but his bracket.“I had Granny out in the first round. I thought she wasn’t as powerful as she was said to be. That it was all just trickery. But now that I’ve seen the extent of her powers…man, she may be more powerful than anyone in Wheel of Time or Malazan, even.”
The sixth was Shadow, and he said, “I’m sorry that Mr. Wednesday is gone. And that’s all I have to say about it.”
The seventh was Nanny Ogg. When she was asked about the match, she laughed for a good hour straight, grinned her terribly indecent grin, and lit her pipe. “Oh, that Esme,” she said, “She hasn’t even begun to show you what she can do.”
Predicted Winner: Granny Weatherwax
NOTE: THIS MATCH ENDS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 29th, 2012, AT 5 PM, EST
Granny image courtesy of Victor Gollancz, Ltd. Mr. Wednesday image courtesy of HarperCollins.
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