Iris was wearing her usual garb and standing in a small bathroom. She sighed as she glanced down at the zero on the back of her left hand. Then she put her glove back on and started looking around.
Aside from the toilet, shower and sink, there was a shelf filled with a variety of relatively normal bathroom items: Several types of soap and shampoo, deodorant, razors to shave with, liquid and powdered bleach, window cleaner, drain cleaner and even bug spray.
“Alright Gladiators! You have thirty seconds to get ready! Choose wisely! Hyahahaha~!” The announcer sounded like a little girl. Then there was a deafening roar of cheering and chanting that resounded all around her.
As Iris gazed up at the ‘ceiling’, she was able to see a massive amount of people gathered in the audience. She was in the Arena!
After a few moments of contemplation, she grabbed a can of bug spray and opened the door. There was a short hallway, before she reached a locked metal door.
“In this match we have a few newcomers to the Arena! The first is a newbie Aquamancer named Molly… She’s only had a few matches since becoming a gladiator, but this is her first time in the Arena. Then there’s Artemis, the Huntress. In her first match, she gained notoriety for her incredible archery skills. Of course, it doesn’t really matter how great her marksmanship is in this match, hehehehe~… Finally, a Pusher who also likes to get her hands dirty. Actually, she’s always worn gloves and usually kicks the shit out of people! Supposedly she was quite infamous during her time as a slave over in Hellfiend Arena and Manager Goreman has his eye on her… Anyway, time’s up! Everyone enter the stage!”
The door suddenly unlocked and Iris immediately opened it, walking out onto a triangular platform. However, the ground abruptly started rumbling and she almost lost her balance. Then the entire stage started rising up into the air at a rapid pace.
Fortunately, she knew about the ‘rules’ of this particular type of match beforehand, or she would have been extremely disadvantaged… Just like the seven slaves who were tossed onto the platform without any sort of preparation or any idea what was happening.
“Okay everybody! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Bathroom Blitz, I’ll introduce to you the rules~! First of all, if you fall off the edge… Well, you splatter on the ground! It’s a pretty standard battle royale, except for the fact that you’re on a rapidly rising platform… Wait for it~, yes~! Can you see the ceiling up there?! That’s right! You have three minutes before you get smashed into a creamy meat paste! The only way to survive is to be the last one alive~! Hyahahahah~! Oh, and the bathroom part is ‘cause you guys were allowed to pick a single item from a bathroom to fight with! Or at least the gladiators did~! Ahahahaha~, you better hurry up~, time’s running out~!”