Coralie loved spending time with her cousins. It never mattered who she was or who they were. The three always looked over their differences, and they often had good times being themselves.
"So you're taking part in the next Splatfest, right?" Callie's excitement made Coralie giggle.
"I guess so. I wasn't really plannin' on being in any Splatfests, but I can always give it a try. It's no different than the normal Turf Wars, right? I'll just be supporting a team?" Coralie smiled at her cousin.
"You pick a team, and then you get to be in Turf Wars! Awards are given at the end of the Splatfest for various things that are done during it." Marie explained.
"Yeah! The awards can be for the amount of battles won team wise and individually, and we also give out awards for the team that was picked the most." Callie cheered.
Coralie smiled as the three of them continued to talk. It had been a long time since she had gotten to be with her cousins. She looked at her watch when it started to beep.
"Sorry to say this, but I've got to go. I'm scheduled to be in a battle with a few of the people I've been on a team with before." She said as she got to her feet.
She quickly gave each of them a hug before running from their show building in Inkopolis Square. Coralie jumped in place as she waited in line at the Inkopolis Tower to register in a match and be teleported to the battle location. She jumped when a hand landed on her shoulder, and she turned to see one of the participants she would be meeting up with.
Ozy was an Octoling much like herself, his color scheme almost always black when outside of battle. Coralie smiled as he held a fist up toward her, and she hit his with her own fist.
"Hiya, Ozy. Looks like I got in line before you." Coralie giggled.
"That might be true, but Polar and Escar are ahead of us." Ozy replied.
"We'll still get in a game with them. We're scheduled to play as a team."
Ozy and Coralie waited in line together, chatting about miniscule things, their conversation ending with Ozy bringing up Coralie's famous Inkling cousins as they stepped into the Inkopolis Tower. Both were immediately changed into their battle gear, and they looked at each other as they waited in the black void of the Ink Battle waiting area. They weren't surprised when they were joined by two Inklings. They all exchanged their greetings, openly chatting with each other while they waited.
"There's going to be a possibility that we get targeted." Ozy muttered as they were all choosing their weapons.
"I still don't get it. There's a truce. We aren't even trying to kill them just to kill. It's a game." Coralie replied.
"Some of us still don't accept peace with Octolings." Polar shrugged as he picked up his weapon.
Ozy scoffed, and Coralie looked down at her weapon. Escar sighed and looked away from them. It wasn't long before they were teleported to the arena they would be battling at. Coralie stood up out of the ink and was welcomed to the sight of Port Mackerel. Ozy stood beside her, and she realized that his black color scheme had turned a dark purple. That had meant that their team was using dark purple ink.
"You look good in purple, Ozy." Polar snickered.
Ozy glared at the Inkling, and Coralie took the few seconds that was used to start the match to check their opponents.
"It's an all Inkling team. We're definitely going to be targeted." She whispered.
"Alright. Coral and I will act as decoys. Polar and Escar will cover the field." Ozy declared.
Coralie nodded, clutching her Splat Roller hard enough to turn her knuckles white. Polar and Escar both prepared to rush forward, and Ozy fiddled with the goggles he wore on his head.