Lulu charged Mihawk wildly, swinging both his swords down in an arc; the greatest swordsman never took the hit, having sidestepped swiftly.
Mihawk gently thumped his hand against Lulu's neck, dropping him to the ground instantly. The shipwright rolled across the ground as he fell, however, and swung his swords up in a rising attack.
Again, Mihawk evaded, and this time pierced through one of Lulu's katana with his dagger, drawing it up, and thereby shattering the blade. Before Lulu could even think to react, Mihawk slammed his fist into his face, sending him flying.
Lulu got to his feet, gripping his remaining katana firmly in both hands. His breaths came quickly, the blood in his head pulsing rapidly.
"I... WILL NOT GIVE UP!!! ITTORYU--!!!"
Now it was Lulu's time to vanish, moving at a high speed, and reappearing above Mihawk.
Mihawk easily evaded the initial strike, but Lulu's blow pushed him back, tearing up the ground as it went, and leaving deep cracks and tears in the earth. At the point of impact, there was a straight line of a crater, several feet deep. Without even pausing, Lulu dug out his sword and swung it forward in a lunge, attempting to slice open Mihawk's side.
The blow was blocked with Mihawk's Black Sword. No matter how Lulu strained and pushed, he could not overcome the strongest sword; it was a stalemate.
"Fine strength, young swordsman," Mihawk remarked, with a grin; "You might make it to the level of Roronoa someday. 'Til then... I bid you farewell."
With just a minute bit of a push, Mihawk sliced through Lulu's katana, also cutting open his left shoulder. "G-Ggg... !!!"
Time seemed to fade in and out, as Mihawk drew his blade to the side, and swung it upwards, slicing Lulu open from rib to shoulder. The shipwright fell back, unconscious, as Mihawk returned the Black Sword to his back.
"Reach the level of 'saikyo,' young swordsman. Then meet me there, with Roronoa."
-- Mihawk ADVANCES!!! --