The Arena by David Reagan 5-26-2005 The arena was hushed in anticipation. The battle in the center seemed to finally be coming to an end. The Man in White had struck the Man in Black a mortal blow. The watchers could not remember the Man in White ever coming so close to killing the Man in Black. This battle had been going back and forth for ages. It had started when the Friend had cut the chains that bound the Man in White to the Man in Black. With his new found freedom, the Man in White had immediately turned on the Man in Black to destroy him. But it was not to be so, for the two men were equal in strength and skill. And so the battle had raged.