“I won’t interrupt your battles,” Riane’s voice echoed with sharp stabs of mental pain and flashes of light in Lexx’s eyes, obscuring his vision, “But you must not forget.  I did not die to be ignored.”

“It’s time for the next battle.”  Lexx pushed away the pain, noting the clock running down: 21:35.  He needed to get on with the game and on to the next opponent.