Off to a great start, Toneless thought to himself and glanced quickly to the right. At the moment he found himself in the lead, if there was a lead to be determined. At his side, JT staid steadily at the same growing speed. Although Toneless was convinced that some how the red car was still better and JT obviously had an unfair advantage he still was not ready to accept any form of defeat, especially not at the hands of who could only be considered his current rival.
It didn’t take long for the two racer, still neck and neck, to reach the first turn. It was, of course, to the left which meant a tight drift, hopefully enough to kick up some dust. It was no big deal, a basic really exactly how he would any other time, except this time he wasn’t racing against just a familiar NPC. Instead his opponent seemed to have taken it upon himself to be in the worst possible place at the worst possible time. Before having much time at all to react the two cars collided, causing them both to slow down considerably. The sudden jolt lead to his eyes taking on a bright more flame like attitude, directed towards the other racer.
"Watch the road!" Toneless yelled in the direction of JT. As much as he protested anything but a fair race accidents do happen, at least this seemed to work out in his favor. With narrowed eyes and a more devious grin he took his new lead without so much as pausing in what could very well have been a near crash.
JT only had a second to react and maintain control of the wheel to prevent a devastating spinout; he barely managed to keep the car aligned enough to finish the turn. Hearing Toneless yell at him, JT snapped back in his direction.
"What the hell? YOU watch YOUR Drift!"
With a groan, JT hit the gas as he came out of the turn, falling slightly behind Toneless’s blue car. That was a dirty move, he thought, did he just ram me and try to spin me out?
But as they approached the next curve, an idea came to JT. Two could play that game. After checking the rear view to see ROM and Gob still behind him, he flashed Toneless a smirk, and waited for the moment his current rival started drifting again.
Then, he lined up his red car with the blue one as best he could from his position, ramming the side of Toneless’s cart and trying to shove him out of the way.
He wanted to keep his eyes locked on the road, but he found it hard to, seeing all that was happening. ROM seemed very occupied by his own thoughts. It was obvious he was trying to plan a strategy for the race, how to turn just right and get past the two ahead of him. That had to have been what he was thinking.
He needed to be thinking more like ROM did.
On the other hand, JT and Toneless seemed to be having their own fun, ramming into each other. They picked a wrong time to be doing this, because it was only going to make it easier to pass.
If anything to the kid, it was nice to sit in a real race car. Not a candy themed kart, but a car with a real engine and wheels. It had a different feel to it, and he could admit this was much better than the stupid candy themed game could ever be.
Why did games like these even go out of style?