So Prima and Nova fought, and it was short.

" I could've never hoped to best you, could I?"

" ... The only one that ever could've was Lyena-Ifrit. And he's long since passed away."

He helped him up.

" It's in a place that'll heal fast," he said passively. " By the time it's faded to permanence, it should only be a thin line."

" ...Thank you for your softness, Lyena."

So that duel served only as formality, and they were in each other's court.