SNF 2014.10 - SNF: Zombie Jamboree

Description: In the middle of a zombie moshpit, Shen Woo starts throwing punches at bystanders and just so happens to catch two girls in the cross fire. Can Sada and Tabitha stand up to the happy punching meatsack that is Shen Woo?!

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Parties are hard to stop, some of the best can survive wars, storms, and cataclysms. Some of the worst cause wars, storms and cataclysms.

Either way, it's all good for Wake the Dead right now, the drummer's beating his kit like it owes him money, the rythmn guitarist works his strings like a man posessed, the bassist strums his cords with terrible intent, and the creature behind the keyboard seems to be having a absolute fit. It's enough to make people tear down the fence of a cemetary on their way out.

And that seems to be exactly what has happened, a rotting riot has been whipped into a frenzy as every zombie boy and ghoulie girl for miles around has splashed on ther best or worst in post-mortem make-up and made their way into the throng of stiff, thrashing bodies.

Zombie zealots and wild walkers rock out as hard as they can without losing a limb or splitting a stitch. It's chaos at it's blighted best. It's not exactly something that can be easily escaped either, partygoers are drawn in and become lost in the crashing, mashing mass of the undead horde. One such entity is a man that can't quite figure out how to button a goddamn shirt!

At 6'2" Shen Woo stands a head or two over most folks, this only means he gets to sea the sea of skulls that stretches out around him in every direction. He is pushed, he is shoved, he is bumped and buffeted. Normally this is exactly his seen, a rowdy, rotting, riot. Tonight however, Shen Woo's got places to be and people to punch. It all hits a boiling point when some sneaker or another comes down on his foot. IUt's all that was neded to make scream.


It is a bellow that is followed by a body going airborn, sent rocketing away be a harsh upper. The landing ain't so bad as far as unexpected crowd surfing goes but he's going to be swearing off solid foods for a little while!

Zombies suck.

Tabitha has borrowed ('borrowed', technically; she didn't ask, but the person in question certainly wasn't using it) a zombie mask, and is wearing a battered, old, hole-y coat over the rest of her outfit. That was enough to get her into the event where, theoretically, there might be a fighter she could challenge to a match.

She never really got to one before getting caught up in a whole bunch of stuff, including what she is pretty sure is a gang of people pretending /really hard/ to be zombies. They must be really into it, because it stinks. She knows she's not exactly a sweet flower after a workout, but this reek is horrible.

And, being of a more average height (five foot six, and only in her shoes) Tabitha is caught up in the mass, unable to see where the crowd in general is going. Every once in a while she makes an attempt to get out from the middle, but it usually doesn't work very well. There's a lot more of them than there is of her.

Of course, as is her want, she's moving toward the disturbance. /This/ disturbance, unlike the last (horrible) one she encountered, is Shen Woo, but Tabitha has no idea - she can't see him, only hear the yelling, and she doesn't know the voice.

Sada Asai is proud of her costume, considering she's made it for less than two thousand yen. It's mostly a shrouded white dress of cheap, if durable fabric, trawled through water and left to dry, and with her hair combed forwards.

She approached the party to pass through and was immediately consumed. BY THE DANCE

It was... almost nice, despite the groaning, the chaos, and madness. Sada hasn't really been near people very often.

Of course, it's also close, and kind of pressing. Sada feels sweat prickling at the back of her neck. She resolves to ignore it.

Then the person right in front of her is upper-cutted hard enough to be sent flying upwards. Sada is of merely average height, but Shenwoo can see her mouth hanging open, despite her swept-forwards hairstyle veiling eyes and nose ad more details of the face.

Not so easily satisfied as to be sated with sending just one person flying, Shen Woo rages on. The first man sent flying revealed a short... person with long hair obscuring their features save for that of a open mouth. This is surely not a gawping look of surprise but rather a overt and undeniable invitation to clock her right where the hair hangs!

The bare-chested blonde draws back a gloved fist and is about to do just that, arm cocked back and at the ready, when another party goer collides with him. It's enough to divert his attention for just a moment, the fist meant for Sada(ko) is delivered to a stranger instgead, another stranger that was not the stranger that it was originally intended for. There is the thump of hand meeting head and a zombie goes down like a sack full of rotting potatoes!

This continues for several moments more, Shen Woo flinging his fists left and right like a drunken goon and just laying out the underdressed undead at every meeting! He offers kind suggestions such as, "Get offa me, you weirdo!" and "I'll beat your-" explitive, "head in!" The last isn't quite a suggestion as it is a offer, or a threat, to put it ina more correct sense.

Eitherway, it is becoming rapidly clear that Shen Woo has a whole lot of punches to give and he isn't being selective about who he hands them out to, not even to little girls!

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo has started a fight here on the top side.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|------=
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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Sada

COMBATSYS: Tabitha has joined the fight here.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|------=
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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Sada

COMBATSYS: Tabitha has joined the fight here on the left meter side.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|------=
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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Sada

COMBATSYS: Sada has joined the fight here on the right meter side.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|------=
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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Sada

The chaos gets worse when Tabitha keeps forcing her way through it. She's not /entirely/ sure where she's going, or what she's going to find when she gets there, but she hears something going on and, well, that's what she's attracted to.

Tabitha pops out of the crowd, shouldering through a couple zombies ('zombies'?) taller than she is and almost walking straight into Shenwoo. Big guy, boxing, punching at the rest of the crowd. Tabitha's reaction is sadly entirely on automatic and probably not the best option.

When a fist completely accidentally goes right past her at one of the zombies she just pushes past, Tabitha decides hitting first is the best way to end a fight and tries to slug Shenwoo right in the gut with one fist. Her other hand stays back, open-hand, ready to deflect a return blow.

"What's the big idea?" she asks. "You could just go around!"

That mysterious man is about to throw a punch right into Sada's gaping gob. She is displeased when she realizes this, but it takes a moment and several more fallen people for her to fully realize it.

"What the shit are you doing, you limp-dicked fucksniffer?!" Sada then says, feeling a hot rush of liberation for having said like /four swears at once/. Tabitha comes in, and while she does not know the other woman she can tell she's on the side of the zombies. And tonight, that side... is good.

Shenwoo finally gets the space to throw a punch at her, even as Tabitha moves to interfere - and Sada reaches up to try to grab at his arm and twist it back in new and exciting ways.

"If you don't like Halloween," Sada hisses, "then STAY AT HOME!"

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COMBATSYS: Shenwoo blocks Tabitha's Guard Knuckle.

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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Sada

COMBATSYS: Sada successfully hits Shenwoo with Figure Four Armlock.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|----===
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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Sada

While he was thrashing around like a idiot, someone appears to have taken umbridge with Shen Woo's method of blowing off steam! Of course, this just lead to more steam that was blown off and needed to be blown off, thus everything was getting better for the brawler!

Tabitha's fist is the first to catch his attention. It's a good punch! When he bends a arm into it's path, he gets a nice little ache from the impact, his broad frame scarcely shifting otherwise from the blow. His eyes meet Tabitha's, black, shark-like- Wait, no, they arn't black! We'll fix that in post later- beads against the whites of his eyes set upon her, a brow lifting upwards curiously. She had said something a moment ago, the punch is all that had really warrented his attention, what was- Ow, ow, ow, ow!

His wandering mind is brought back to the forefront by Sada(ko), capture and twisting of his other, flailing limb. Bones and sinew contort in ways they were not meant to, the pain brings a grimace to the mad bull's face, lips pulling away in a pained snarl!

Fixing the girl with the long, black hair in a annoyed glare, Shen Woo growls his answer, "Screw that, I'm not going to be told what to do by little girls!" he claims before he attempts to twist his arm out of Sada's grasp, seeking to turn the tables be snatching at the collar of her dress, trying to grab a fistful of it so that he could heft her up and off of the ground like a school yard bully.

"Wait-" something strikes him, his braincells combing over the gathered noise and digging something up, "Did you just call me a limp-dicked fucksniffer?" were girls even allowed to talk like that!? He examines what he could see of her face for just a moment... before a manic grin slashes across his face, eyes dancing happily in the lights of the riot, he laughs, delighted. Surely he will- Nope!

He's just going to hurl that chick to the ground!

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Sada with Kyakuten Touchi.

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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0             Sada

Tabitha 'The Crowd' Coren punches pretty hard even when she's restraining herself. She doesn't know if her target really knows how to fight, or if he'll fold to the first punch in the gut (which, apparently, he won't - but she didn't know that before he tried it).

Tabitha's eyes are difficult to see behind the cheap mask. They're probably not /supposed/ to be, but it doesn't fit all that well and they're mostly obscured from the front, though they do not appear to be black when a clear glimpse is made. Plus, he's probably paying more attention to Sada after a grab like that. The profanity mostly gets Tabitha to roll her eyes. Must be a kid, she thinks. Only teenagers think it's cool to swear like that.

Don't look at her that way. She's 19. That's old enough she doesn't consider herself a teenager anymore.

"Oh, don't tell me you talk like that too," Tabitha says, rolling her shoulder. "And put her down, why don't you pick on someone else?" Of course, then Shenwoo /does/ put her down, which mostly gets a wince. "Not /quite/ what I meant..."

Tabitha decides not to charge in, for a change. She takes a step back, bumping a couple more zombies, and prepares; she pulls her fingerless gloves out of her jacket pockets, pulls them on, tightens them up. And then she watches Shenwoo, warily. "So, you just out to punch zombies today, or what?"

COMBATSYS: Tabitha focuses on her next action.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|---====
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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0             Sada

Sada's dress is grasped. She screeches at Shenwoo.

She didn't hear a denial!!

She is unable to form a coherent statement to this effect before she is spiked into the pavement. Some of it cracks beneath her; she lays there, looking, momentarily... well...


Nothing is that easy. Pushing herself up to one elbow, Sada sys in a grating tone, "You asshole! You can't just hit people for no reason!"

Sada makes a wet noise. Blood? Is she about to throw up or something?

No. She reaches up to grasp at Shenwoo's shirt tail or possibly his pants or something. It doesn't matter. She's grabbing at his clothing. Grody! Especially since she seems to be all sweaty and bloody and otherwise not a good biohazard risk. Except that her touch seems to burn, and she yanks herself UP with the same force that is hopefully going to push Shenwoo DOWN.

COMBATSYS: Sada successfully hits Shenwoo with Quick Throw.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|--=====
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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0             Sada

Yeah, get dropped, you small, mouthy girl!

He took no great joy in tossing Sada(ko) like a spiked football but it didn't seem to bother him very much either! His attention lifting from the sprawled girl to the person in the big stupid mask. "If you're going to get the balls up to throw a punch, don't ruin it by just flapping your lips a second later!" he derides the makeshift zombie, wagging a finger at her as he spoke before lashing the hand through the air, batting aside her entire condemnation of his chosen activities as if the gesture had any weight at all on the matter. "If you've got the guts to throw a punch, then you better keep on fighting until you can't throw another, like this!" claimed the big man.

The 'This' he was talking about was a fist, a fist balled and drawn back, his entire body twisting with the chambering fist, rocking away to put his full weight and might into it before, well, befor Sada starts pawing all up and onto his business!

Leather britches hiss and burn at her slightest touch, the material retreating from her hand as it exposes the skin. Shen's features color with pain, his sneer turning into a grimace once more as flesh bubbles and burns. "Augh, god damnit!" he yowls in pain, footing suddenly unsure as he is drawn down to the ground in a sudden tumble.

He had intended that fist for Tabitha but Sada was making a very strong case for another serving of kn uckles to be sent her way! "What are you, some kind of idiot? Of course I can!" he retorts in the most eloquent of fashions as he scrambles to his feet and lunges towards her, seeking to just bum rush the girl with a tackle and send her to the ground once more. Only this time, he seems intent on coming with her! Straddling the teenagers frame before he would grab at her collar and just... just start punching the bejeezus out of her!

"Like this, and this, and this!" he explains with each attempt of driving his fist into her face.

Tabitha has her gloves on. She's set now. No, wait, not quite.

She reaches up and yanks her zombie mask off, balling it up and shoving it in her coat pocket. It sticks out a little. /Now/ she's set.

"Just a little warm-up," she says, "but I'm still curious about the answer." Shenwoo decides to go after Sada, and Tabitha rather recklessly decides to show him a lesson. She stays behind him, just out of sight, while he hammers on Sada's frame; Tabitha slips in low, moving quickly inward.

Her assault is rather sudden and practically comes out of nowhere; Tabitha slams one fist, then another at Shenwoo before slipping sideways, trying to convince him to keep turning with her as she constantly moves into his blind spot, keeping him off balance for a follow-up attack. Or that's the idea, anyway. Sada seems remarkably good at keeping his attention, with the... the...

Is that acid?

COMBATSYS: Sada fails to interrupt Saikouhou-Geki from Shenwoo with Beat the Cheek.
-@- Dazing Hit! -@-

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Tabitha          0/-------/-------|=======\==-----\1             Sada

"No you can't!" Sada says, even as Shenwoo falls downwards - she steps back alertly, preventing her from being pinned beneath Shenwoo's birthin' thighs, which she thinks is very clever of her.

She swings one hand, glistening with sweat, at his cheek.

See, Sada made a rational and defensible choice here. Normally, yes, this WOULD be a good thing, but she is instead subjected to a short but girthy barrage of Shenwoo Fisting(tm, c, patent pending) which smashes into her side and, after around hit #5, sends her flying into about six other zombie riot/dance/dancioters, bowling all of them over.

This is happening to Sada a lot lately, she'd reflect if she hadn't just been PUNCHED SO DAMN HARD.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo endures Tabitha's Blindside Step.

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Tabitha          0/-------/------=|=======\==-----\1             Sada

"Yes I can!" retorts Shen Woo, argueing with the girl at exactly her level.

He'd see if he had a spare or two to pick up from that little bowling with Sada escapade but Tabitha and starts knocking on his back for a little attention. He is all to happy to oblige!

Her fists thump in soundly, a quick one two against the masonry that is Shen Woo's back. He turns, not like a seasoned boxer that measures his steps and checks his guard, but rather mor like a animal. Whipping around on her, sudden and quick, his smile showing teeth more than mirth. She had said something, wanting a answer, "Answer to what?!" he demanded, the rusty wheels inside of his skull struggling to keep pace with reality. They come up with a answer, it might be that thiong about punching zombies? He straightens, a hand sweeping back through his hair, "Oh, that? One stepped on my foot so I knocked him the fuck out, what of it?" he explained.

Yes, he asked her opinion on the matter, but it seemed the question was entirely rhetorical! "Screw all of that! Just shut up and fight. That's what you really want, isn't it?!" he accuses her and presses the matter with a sudden lunge, darting in and then working away with a few, quick, hard punches. He is not doing something so canny as checking her guard or testing her for weakness. He just wants to punch her and punch her he does! A left and then a right fire off, fist carooming in for either side of her face, one after the other. The third is a low hbook that coms in from the hip to hammer at her middle.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Tabitha with Strong Punch.

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Tabitha          0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1             Sada

Tabitha fails to keep Shenwoo entirely off her as he pounds on her. She manages to swerve away from the first punch to her face, interposing her hand and catching the blow, but the second clips her hard enough to render her momentarily dizzy, and the low hook to her gut hits with a solid thump.

Still, she doesn't entirely fold up over the blow. Her core is strong, and though Shenwoo has delivered a hell of a blow against it, she stays upright. The biggest sign she felt it was the hiss through her teeth as the air is knocked out of her, followed by the deep breath as she steadies herself. That hurt. More than she really wants to admit.

"If that's what you want," Tabitha says, "I suppose I shouldn't disappoint you. What's your name?" Tabitha straightens her gloves, trying to feign a neutrality she doesn't feel. She starts moving again, slipping left and right in an attempt to stop Shenwoo from landing a solid blow immediately.

Her own blow comes suddenly, a hook punch that has a whole lot of force behind it. Tabitha's lead fist is in prime showing tonight - she doesn't flurry, because one solid punch is enough, especially aimed straight at Shenwoo's gut. Hey, it worked against /her/.

Sada groans a couple of times. People wriggle beneath her. She starts staggering back to her feet, vision blurring as she holds onto her head. Several of the other zombiters sidle away, one of them wondering what's up with his SUDDEN RASH (where Sada sweated on him.)

What... happened?

Her pulse pounds.

That... man...

COMBATSYS: Sada takes no action.

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Tabitha          0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1             Sada

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo interrupts Hook Punch from Tabitha with Tenrenshou.

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Tabitha          1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1             Sada

If Shen Woo was waiting for Sada to pop back up and further m ake his day terrible, he wasn't showing it. The girl had taken several more punches from the mad brawler than most people could or would ever like to. Surely she was down for the count! Ignoring her will, in no way make his night that much worse!

That aside, Tabitha is proving to be plenty entertaining!

Grinning like a fool, Shen holds his dukes at the read, not high and guarding, but low and waiting. He was cofident that he could take whatever she hoped to dish out. She asks his name and he readily answers. "Shen Woo." All told, he just told her he was a god. His over inflated self-image puts him right up there but he falls short of that mark more often than not.

Still he makes a good showing of it, doesn't he?

She brings it in and he readily steps in to meet her, darting inside of the hooking strike, fouling her aim. It catches him in the side, denser muscles serving to spread the impact of the blow a little more broadly. "That's right, Come on!" he encourtages her even as he answers her strike with one of his own, trading tit for tat as a fist comes rocketing in from at his hip, crashing into her middle just below the sternum.

Tabitha is actually a pretty good boxer despite inexperience. She seems to have an instinctive knack as to how to move to land a solid hit, how to cover herself, just generally how to fight well - though her style is a little unusual. It might take Shen a few moments to realize why, since it's not the same as his:

She's far more defensive. She doesn't overcommit despite preferring single very powerful strikes; more of her attention is on making sure she still has a guard at hand. Unfortunately, Shenwoo's experience is such that he's plowing through it before she's ready. Power sometimes does in fact beat defense.

Tabitha has also lost track of Sada. Hmm. She's doing what she can to keep up with Shenwoo, and that takes more of her attention than she'd like. "I'm Tabitha. And if you want me to come on? Fine, then!" She doesn't speak enough (any) Chinese to recognize what he called himself. It's just a name to her.

She braces herself. It looks like she's going to take a defensive position for a moment; her entire body is held still and tensed, every muscle resistant - but what looks like a bracing check turns into using every muscle to spring forward. It's not far to Shen, which is all to the good.

Tabitha delivers a single punch. This one's a little higher up - against Shen's breastbone unless he moves or blocks it. Her entire body discharges the pent-up energy at once, a crushing blow that causes a rippling puff of air to blast away from her arm, swirling backwards as she pistons that one strike at Shen!

Sada's eyes come back into focus. She remembers...!

The hidden life story of her past comes back into focus. (The last three or so minutes constitute 'the past'.) Shenwoo is a major figure. Her head snaps up, hair still hanging in her eyes, but it's parting slightly. One eye is revealed.

That woman's too close. A burst of cooling air smashes at Shenwoo.

Sada is canny enough to realize she probably should not just lunge inwards so Shenwoo can further indulge his desire to hit people in costumes in the head. Looking around, she sees little - until one of the other zombies hands her a rock.

"What?" she says.

"Use this," the man in the zombie costume says. "I can see you have a good eye and a true heart."

Sada looks up at him.

"And I'm going to teach you a great truth," the man in the zombie costume says.

Sada's visible eye widens.

"It comes in two parts. The first --"

The man speaks but the crowd's noise increases for no apparent God damn reason at all.

"--second is: that guy's an ass."

"I didn't --"

"A real piece of work," the man in the zombie costume finishes. "Get to work."

Sada turns around, looks at the rock in her hand, and pitches it forwards with all the force of a schoolgirl who went out for softball in middle school towards Shenwoo's face!!

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo blocks Tabitha's Impact Knuckle.

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Tabitha          1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1             Sada

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo endures Sada's Thrown Object.

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Tabitha          1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1             Sada

Going is nice and all, intelligent, tactical. A good sound thump there could leave your enemy sucking wind. Shen Woo had seemingly left it wide open too, his silk shirt flapping in the night air. It was a easy target. Maybe it was bait, maybe Shen Woo had more going on upstairs than he readily liked to admit. That last one there? That is a bald face lie. He's a dumb ass and it only just occured to him that maybe he shouldn't take that kind of punch head on! Chest on, really... Either way, back to fisticuffs and rockticuffs!

A foot scrapes across the dirty street, his weight shifting to the, now trailing foot as he anchors himself in place, bracing for the impact even as he brings his arms forwad, hefting them up and crosing them in a defensive bulwark that accepts the powerful strike from Tabitha. It lands hard, the ache that radiates through the bones of his forearms is testament enough. He can feel the wind whipping in his face, tussling his hair and causing his shirt to flag away for just a moment, flapping and snapping in the sudden breeze.

"That's it, that's a good p-AUGH!?" from the sidelines, a rock whistles in and collides with Shen's cheek. It's a meat smack of stone on flesh and bone, his face snapping away from the impact as the rock clatters to the ground. It aches and stings, he can already feel a bit of blood seeping from what must be a nice little cut over his cheek bone.

Shaking off the stars that cascade before his eyes, Shen Woo barks a laugh. "Oh right, you're still here!" he realizes, dragging the back of a gloved hand across his cheek, smearing more than wiping the blood away. His attention returns to Tabitha. She had shown him a good punch. It was his turn to show her his.

His body coils away, a fist balling at ear level. His entire form twists away in the wind up before he looses the blow, fist hurtling around and veering towards her, a face-seeking fist-missile that comes rocketing right towards Tabitha's face!

COMBATSYS: Tabitha blocks Shenwoo's Gekiken.

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                 Shenwoo          1|---====|=======
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Tabitha          1/--=====/=======|=======\==-----\1             Sada

Tabitha felt the impact too - and for all the way she was talking before, she too was really hoping for a good fight. The zombie crowd makes it hard to maneuver, but that's fine - she's used to the confines of a ring. The fact that this ring wanders around occasionally really doesn't make it all that much harder, provided she can avoid being thrown into them.

Shen gets a rock thrown at him. It's so out of place that Tabitha almost breaks her guard to turn and half-look at Sada, surprised. You don't throw rocks in a fistfight! It's just completely alien to her; she got her start in boxing, not street fighting, and sometimes the more esoteric (what she thinks of as 'dirty') techniques catch her off guard. Really? she mouths.

"I'll show you a better one," Tabitha promises, before Shenwoo comes back in for her. Her response is immediate; she brings up both hands, catching the fist between them. That's not a boxing maneuver either, but she doesn't have real boxing gloves on but instead fingerless ones she wears instead of wraps, and for bare-handed boxing (more or less) it'll do.

The blow is strong enough to push Tabitha back. She almost /does/ make it out of the 'ring', sliding into the zombie mosh pit, and she knocks one over as she pushes back away from him. She's coming in hard and fast, shaking her hand once before preparing another strike.

If the last one was powerful, this one is immense; Tabitha only uses one blow, but she only needs one, a single strike powerful enough to crack brick or knock out a lesser boxer. Her defensive strategy is momentarily ignored as she turns her skilled defense into a powerful offense, the sudden change to all-out aggression catching a lot of her opponents off guard. This time, the impact (if there is one) kicks up even more wind, not quite a blast wave but enough to blow hair and tug at her coat.

But will Shen be caught sufficiently off guard to let her drive it home?

Shenwoo doesn't charge directly at her.

Sada's eyes narrow behind her hair.

Her arms fold for a moment as she watches Tabitha lunge inwards. Is this how people usually fight? She thinks back to that man who was out to steal their collective underpants.

She raises a hand to wipe off her forehead...

Oh, she thinks, with a sudden smile, that's right. There IS something I can do here.

She runs forwards and holds out her hand to make as if to swat at Shenwoo's side. It is, of course, ridiculous; the kind of thing a child would do, and it's not the most organized of techniques either. Tabitha can probably spot that much out if she's looking at Sada's technique at all. But that's not the point-- the point of this gesture is that it is a delivery system!

There's another of those ripples of screaming fireworks sounds and, if Shenwoo /isn't lucky/, a burst of snapping, hissing explosions along his side. And the ghost of those blows will cling... especially if they reach his skin. That'll teach you to leave your shirt open, Sada thinks smugly, but doesn't say.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo Toughs Out Tabitha's Final Impact!
>> Decisive Hit!! <<

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                 Shenwoo          1|=======|=======
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Tabitha          0/-------/------=|=======\==-----\1             Sada

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo endures Sada's Glow Bomber.

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                 Shenwoo          1|=======|=======
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Tabitha          0/-------/------=|=======\===----\1             Sada

It was all she had promised and more! It was a thing of beauty, he never got to trade hits with someone like himself. Not really. They always had something else, some gimmick or trick. But to get to just pound away at one another like a couple of neanderthals fighting over a hunk of meat, this was a real treat.

And so with all of her heart put behind her fist, Shen Woo can do nothing but stand there and test himself against it. It lands home. A shock of air following the hefty crash of her gloved fist into his torso. It drags a pained bark from the man and puts him on his heels, one staggered step and then another taken to steady himself before he can come to a halt.

Already color blooms where she had struck him, the sickly hues of a bruise bubbling up just beneath his skin.

Looking down, Shen survays her work with a low, appraising whistle, absently brushing at the welting flesh with the backs of his fingers. "That's a good one."

Sada introduces herself once more, pulling Shen Woo from his punch drunk revelry. Shen's luck is iff on the matter at hand. He doesn't try and avoid Sada's offensive... slap(?!) but he seems more than ready for it when it comes. He doesn't have her number exactly but he gets her ballpark. She's going to make some lucky boiy very sad when he starts rounding bases some day. Or girl for that matter, hey, Shen Woo doesn't judge.

He just punches people.

This might be worse...

Sada's emissions find their way to Shen Woo's flesh, they sting, burn and sear his flesh painfully. It doesn't have the force of the previous blow but it stings! It stings like all get out. Cursing, Shen Woo tries to wipe it away with little avail. Soon enough he just resigns himself to the pain. He still has work to do!

His attention shifts to Sada at last, his features a mix of a grimace and a grin as he just barrels towards the girl, leaving Tabitha alone for a few moments. What will follow is just a series of unpleasant events. It all starts with Shen Woo's cinder-block thick skull rocking back at the end of his neck and then crashing down towards the teenager's head is if he were a hammer and she a nail. It's followed by a quick pair of blows, his left and right arm firing in one after the other towards Sada(ko)'s middle. As if trying to head butt and then pound on a young girl weren't enough, his hand flies for her throat. He risk the agony that is laying bare skin upon her to try and take hold so that he might heft her upwards, teing her up for that arm that would reel back and then driver his fist mercilessly into her chest.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo knocks away Sada with Kohyou Rengeki.
- Power hit! -

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|-======
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Tabitha          0/-------/------=|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Sada

Sometimes the simple techniques are best. Hitting people very hard is about as simple as it gets. It's not that Tabitha isn't capable of more - it's just that she's found that a single solid blow when the opponent is tired and on the ropes anyway solves a whole lot of problems.

It doesn't solve /this/ problem, though, because Shen is still up. Impressed, but up. Tabitha grins anyway, slightly wide. She's really feeling the fight, too, breathing hard and sore but still ready for more. "Yeah," she says, "it is." Especially for a relative unknown. Tabitha hasn't done any big-name matches at all yet.

Sada slaps. Tabitha stays out of the way, as much because she doesn't want any of the - whatever Sada is leaking all over her as anything else. She /doesn't/ stay out of the way when he keeps going after Sada, though; instead, Tabitha decides to get involved.

She chases him down, but Tabitha is back in a more defensive posture again - not entirely defensive, but enough that she's clearly protecting her battered body. She can't take many more punches anyway. But she's willing to bet that neither can Shen, and a sudden left-handed blow (is she left-handed? or did she just switch to throw Shen off?) for his flank just might be the ticket. It probably doesn't interrupt his combo, but it might at least prevent a follow-up.

Behind her, the zombie crowd shifts. The ring is shrinking behind her. They like to crowd, apparently.

Sada is hoisted upwards easily. Memo to self, Sada thinks as she rises: Pick on someone your own size.

But he started it, she thinks, even as she's headbutted and then punched in the gut. "Gh!" she says, spit flying out of her mouth (and popping in midair). Then comes that final pile-driver to the chest, sending her flying --

Into the zombies. They push down against Sada's pressure, but there are too many of them, too densely packed, and they form a sort of natural springboard, until with a sudden undead groan they all spring BACK--

And hurl her forwards once more. Twitching, Sada topples - and is sent back the way she came. Her outfit is in tatters, but blind aggression and cruelty lead her to stick one pallid hand outwards to try to grab on the back of Shenwoo's hair as she passes.

That would be bad enough. But Sada doesn't just want to pull some of that moussed do: she wants to pivot herself around and slam her weight into the small of Shenwoo's back. Think of it as aggressive acupuncture!

-- No, wait, chiropractic!

COMBATSYS: Sada can no longer fight.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|-======
[                  \\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Tabitha          0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo endures Tabitha's Body Blow.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|=======
[                  \\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Tabitha          0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo dodges Sada's Hair Pull Backbreaker.

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                 Shenwoo          0|-------|=======
[                  \\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Tabitha          0/-------/------=|

Just as he was dealing with Sada, Tabitha reintroduced herself, her fist pounding into his side, causing a bark of pain as the brawler straightens up, stung. Battered, burned, Shen Woo is loving it. He's never had so m uch fun with two women at the same time! A bay of his laughter fills the air, a comical laugh at Sada's expense as she rebounds from the wall of masqarading marauders. She sweeps by over head, Shen Woo ducking his short crop of blonde, moussed hair just out of his reach. Shen Woo can abide by a lot of dirty tricks when fists start flying bu hair pulling just seems beyonde the pale!

With Sada flying into the throng of zombies once more, Shen Woo reeals around to face Tabitha, his face plastered with a worn smile. By the looks of it... she might be able to beat him. It's not going to take much more to put him down but it's getting there that's the trick. Victory is a short path but it is paved with fists!

Once more a fist reels back, Shen Woo reeling away as he puts all that he has left into this blow, the air becoming very still for just a moment as he taps that unrefined well spring of life within him, The raging force that has driven him to violence ever since his pudgey little hands could form fists. There is a shock, a eruption of pressure and then Shen Woo is rocketing towards her, his fist seemingly dragging the rest of him along for the ride as it bears down on her... and if not her, some poor schmuck that just wanted to be a zombie for a night!

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Tabitha with Gekiken.

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                 Shenwoo          1|-----==|=======
[                         \\\\\  <
Tabitha          0/-------/=======|

Tabitha 'The Crowd' Coren doesn't honestly look in much better shape than Shen. Her clothes cover any bruises she might have pretty well, but she's not moving as smoothly as she was before; she's taken a beating, and even her endurance - fairly impressive as it is - won't hold up forever. Sada, she thinks, is not going to get up immediately - or if she is, she's probably not going to want to push herself back through the crowd to deal with Shen. Fine by her.

Still, she's not willing to just give up and fall over. She gives Shen a rather challenging grin as she steps back from her blow, preparing to take one of her own. Mysteriously, she expects another punch - what else is he going to do?

She's not disappointed. He punches - and this time Tabitha is just a hair too slow to absorb the shock to her hands. He pummels her chest instead, which under some circumstances would get her to smack him. As is - well technically she's been trying to do that for the whole fight, so, no real difference.

It's enough that she feels like she might fall over. She's stiff and sore and on the edge of endurance. But she gives it one last shot; with Shen so close, she barely has to move, her arm whipping forward in a straight punch so fast it blurs, her gloves and lower arm blurring into a single streak of colour during the strike.

Then, dropping to one knee, Tabitha struggles to rise anyway...

COMBATSYS: Tabitha can no longer fight.

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                 Shenwoo          1|-----==|=======

COMBATSYS: Tabitha successfully hits Shenwoo with Blue Streak.

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                 Shenwoo          1|----===|=======

And that's all it really took, just a bit more 'oomph. The fist buzzes in faster than Shen's battered wits could realize. It flashes into his vision and catches him upside the head, his world erupting into stars and that wonderful, 'Yo' ass just got punched in the head!' resonence that reverberates in his sinus cavities. He reels, the world spins and the ground rushes up to meet him.

The hunk of meat that is Shen Woo hits the dirt, a failing smile fixed across his face as his body collides with the earth, head bouncing ever so slightly at the end of his neck as it thumps to the ground once and then again. It was a good fight, it was a fun fight... He's content enough tyo just lay down and sleep it off.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo can no longer fight.

Log created on 22:03:54 11/02/2014 by Shenwoo, and last modified on 10:49:26 11/03/2014.