"You have to dribble the ball, shooting from behind that line is three-points instead of the normal two, and you can't rough up the other players because that would be a foul, and after a foul the ref gives the other team another chance to score," Lynn explained, keeping the rules at its simplest because it looked like they might end up playing one-on-one.
When it was her turn to do the activity, Lynn followed her mother into the room with the boxing machine being used for the test. "I can do this...," she thought to herself as she took a deep breath in preparation. Her participation in the test seemed more like a formality because her mother already had some idea what she was capable of, after all she taught her karate, but Lynn still took things seriously. She started to beat on the boxing machine like a kung fu training stand during its docile phase. She ended up loosing track of time and was surprised when the machine blocked her strike. She knew it would start moving eventually, but flinched back anyway.
Despite being a test, the fight began to feel very real as she landed a few kicks, only to be punched in return. She started to imagine the machine as some kind of boxing robot villain. She charged at the "villain," ready to punch it. The machine started to wind up what looked like a powerful punch. Suddenly something in her brain was telling her to stop. She reached out her hands and bursts of water hit the wall on either side of the machine, missing it completely.
A gloved fist rested inches from her face. The glow from the machine dimmed.
Lynn breathed heavily as her gaze went from the machine to her hands. Guilt stretched across her face as she realized what had just happens. "S...sorry M...Sensei. I...It....was an accident."
"Your brain knew to miss the robot at least, but you did break the no quirk rule. It's not going to hurt your grade much. In a real fight you might have to use a mixture of hand-to-hand and your quirk."
Lisa pulled out an ice pack from the cooler and handed it to her daughter. "But, a real fight between a hero and a villain can also be brutal, emotionally and physically. When the time comes, you're going to have to find something deep down that will help you bush through fear and subconscious reflexes. Personally, my bonds with my fellow students and your father, back when we were fighting crime together, helped me get through stressful situations and I think something similar will do the trick for you."
"Thanks, Sensei," Lynn replied, bowing a little. As she walked out, she took the ice pack and tucked it under her shirt to ice her abs as she walked. She had a smile on her face, acting like nothing had happened, but she was still a little shook up after what she had just gone through. "I could have countered the punch or just dodged...so why didn't I?" she thought.
"Hey, Hunter. I think we have some time left if you want to play a round of Pig or Horse; Those games are more about shooting baskets."