TW: transphobic slurs, general bullying, and some mild cussing
1 week before
Velinty walked down the street, making sure her hood covered the entirety of her face. She heard a rumor that Unlic was let out of his father’s sight for the day. That meant she was going to have to fight today, unless she can stay stealthy. She was only a block from the run-down tent that she called home, but the Gods were not in her favor. She ran into a huge figure, knocking her down. She looked up and barely resisted rolling her eyes, it was Jeb, one of Unlic’s lap dogs. If he was here, it meant Unlic was probably the figure behind him. Unlic’s groupees never left his side, Jeb being the worst.
“Well, well, look who we have here! It’s the boy who pretends he’s a girl!” Jeb got the attention of the figure behind, and Unlic came to look. They always said something like that. Just because Velinty was trans didn’t mean she wasn’t a woman, it just meant that ignorant assholes would peg her as a target.
“Velinty” Unlic said with disgust, “How many times have I told you to keep your grubby man-hands to yourself. Now Jeb here is gonna have to scrub his skin three times to get your tranvestite disease off his skin.” Velinty just rolled her eyes. She didn’t bother to say anything, these bag of dicks didn't think of anything original, always said the same thing.
When Unlic didn't get the response his ego demanded, he spit right on Velinty’s nose. There was a lot Velinty could handle in life, but being treated like shit wasn’t one of them. She wiped the glob, gearing up for a big fight. She had previously stayed on the ground in hopes to avoid this, but she jumped up now ready to make the man in front of her beg for forgiveness. Velinty wasn’t a trained fighter, but living on the streets of the Void location almost all her life gave her the confidence she needed.
“What the hell are you gonna do, huh?” Since Jeb challenged her first, he got the first punch. She jabbed her left fist so hard into his nose, she heard a crack. That, unfortunately, did not stop the lughead, and he returned with a jab in her stomach. She didn't have time to catch her breath as she dodged the punch that was aimed at her eye. She stomped on Jeb’s foot and wacked him in the neck. He hit the ground, trying to get his breath back, Velinty felt satisfaction at seeing the tears on his face.
Velinty momentarily forgot about Unlic, and was kicked from behind, her face hit the pavement and she started to see stars. Unlic grabbed her by the hair, ready to do some real damage when he heard the shout of someone.
“Unlic! Get your filthy hands off of her before I kill you!” It was Velinty’s best friend, and the only person that Unlic feared, Dante.
Unlic bent to whisper in Velinty's ear, “Your lucky your little slut was here to protect you, boy. Next time you're dead meat.” Unlic left, and like the asshole he was, didn't even look at his downed follower. Dante ran over to Velinty to check her wounds and make sure the hit she took wasn’t going to give her a concussion. He briefly looked over at the idiot, who started to rise.
“Jebden, if I ever see you near Velinty again, I swear to the Gods it will be the last time you keep your dick!” Jeb nodded in agreement and sprinted as fast as he could towards Unlic. Dante looked back at Velinty and smiled, but she was too busy watching the black expand across her vision to notice. The last thing Velinty noticed was that Dante picked her up, before she fell into unconsciousness.