Vital Spark Round 2 Part 1Silence had fallen across the Rest House. Light faded from the air, leaving only a dim glow that even the sharpest eyes would have difficulty seeing by. In the wake of the first Round, the entire mood of the structure had changed. Gone was the frivolous joy that had created so many bonds in a short period of time. A sharp tension ruled every inch of the building, and the air seemed to crackle with electricity. Many contestants victorious and defeated alike had passed through the infirmary after combat. Some had merely stopped in for quick treatment before being released, others had remained even long hours after the final contestants had returned, some almost a day after entering the portals. Those that had been released now rested in the many private suites of the Rest House, though in such an environment not all were able to sleep. The sudden shift in tone had left a layer of ice in the air, and many were afraid to test it lest it shatter.
Despite all this, two figures stood apart fr