Description: An Exhibition Match at Taiyo High to promote the proms! Watch the strange citharede, Marilda Barbat face off against the eccentric cook, Kuradoberi Jam! Let's burn some muscle! =Winner: Jam!!!=
The upcoming Prom means a lot of different things to different people. But for Kuradoberi Jam, this was a prime business opportunity. If she wins this match, her restaurant secures the catering for the prom proper. That meant that Jam just might be able to break even with her business expenses this week. And at the very least, there's nothing wrong with a little free publicity!
Notepad and pencil equipped hall monitors stand tall as stalwart guards to this roped off hallway of Taiyo High. A small crowd of interested students have started to gather to see exactly why everyone had to take the long route to class today. And the reason for that is that there is to be a fight in this very hallway. Utilizing a new guerilla style fight set up, the impromptu fighting area was set up within a matter of minutes by the school's hall monitors. And a quick annoucement over the PA system declared that this was to be a fight between a Marilda Barbat and Kuradoberi Jam. All that was left was for these two fighters to show up and get to it!
Kuradoberi Jam happily stands at the one end of this roped off hallway. Dressed in a bright red cheongsam, the young martial artist busies herself with handing out free flyers and porkbuns from her restaurant to those who showed up to watch the upcoming fight. Win or lose, Jam had to pay those bills of hers somehow! "Anyone who brings a flyer in, gets a free dumpling!" cheerfully announces Jam as she tosses a handful flyers up into the air.
Publicity, and daylight. Neither of these things catch Marilda's fancy, one she tries to avoid as much as possible. Publicity is a consequence of this new fighting hobby she's taken up. Despite being indoors, Marilda's wearing her hood and her sunglasses, and is -still- liberally covered by sunblock on the exposed portions of her face.
Her arrival was quiet, as much as she could mustre in her heels into the 'prepared' section of hall. She quietly hopes she won't start a disaster with fire, or maybe it would be fun to see what those 'ceiling sprinklers' are all about? In any case, she's waiting on the end opposite of Ms. Jam and pulling her cithara out from its case in preparation of the fight to ensue.
The possibilty of fireworks was a very real one and the army of hall monitors whom were standing guard have seemingly monopolized the school's supply of fire extinguishers in preparation. But perhaps they have sorely underestimated the destructive potential of these two fighters. That remains to be seen! What can be seen, or more precisely, -heard- is the next big announcement over the PA system. "Welcome to the exhibition rumble between Maaaaarilda Barbat and Kuradoberi Jamuuuu brought to you by the Taiyo High Student council! Beeeegin!"
Jam was in the middle of handing over a flyer when she hears the last part of that announcement. They were supposed to start?! The girl in the red dress reaches up for the collar of her cheongsam and throws it off in one swift motion to reveal her fighting outfit of a much shorter red cheongsam and pink skirt underneath. Her long red dress and the rest of her flyers go skyward as Jam kicks a few times into the air before leaping forward to the middle of the hallway, ready to fight.
Brown eyes soon focus on the cithara wielding opponent. "Aiya!? Is this a musical competition?" declares Jam aloud in horror. A nearby hall monitor stoically turns and shakes his head towards Jam. "Oh! Umm. Let's fight then!" says the spirted young woman as she drops into a martial arts stands with her left hand going low and her right hand being held up high.
Marilda's attention immediately shifts to the announcement echoing through the halls. Time to go already? She fully reveals her cithara and stands, taking equally stoic steps towards the center of the hallway and laying her eyes unto Jam. Though, it's impossible to really discern that through her sunglasses.
"If only you were so lucky." she teases in reply to music competition. Her body twists to the left, keeping her cithara proppped against her hip and cradled in her left arm while the right is raised towards her opponent, fingers curled back and palm out. Curiously, the fingers on her righht glove are pulled back and leave her unusually pale digits exposed.
COMBATSYS: Marilda has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Jam has joined the fight here.
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Marilda 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Jam
Jam eyes her musical opponent carefully when she steps forward and begins preparing for the upcoming fight between them. She might not actually -know- how to play an instrument, but she would have improvised somehow. The lucky comment causes Jam to quirk a brow up. Did her opponent somehow know about Jam's tremendous bad luck? This was bad, she could be a mind reader or something!?
The young martial artist only waits a little longer for Marilda to finish getting ready before she declares, "We'll see who the lucky one is!" She then smirks towards the other girl before leaning back and then dashing forward at a surprisingly quick speed. Jam runs forward a few feet before quickly shifting to the left suddenly to spin into a kick that is aimed directly towards Marilda's midsection. Those who had come to watch the fight suddenly burst out yelling and cheering as the fight finally begins!
COMBATSYS: Marilda endures Jam's Light Kick.
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Marilda 0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0 Jam
Marilda doesn't seem to be in on the joke, watching Jam warily and remaining steady in her stance. Luck hadn't been a factor the citharede had even factored into her thoughts, she was just waiting. And then Jam strikes! Marilda turns slightly to her left and leans into the blow. But that's only to get her right hand on the other fighter's shoulder in that instant. Shaking off her foe's leg, Marilda hops up and raises her right knee and pulls Jam in with her right arm, nestling her knee just under the other woman's chest and, with both knee and arm, aims to lift Jam upwards as Marilda herself flips herself backwards and lands on her knee- the one resting at Jam's solarplexus. Her dismount is rather mundane compared to the sudden nature of her spin.
COMBATSYS: Jam blocks Marilda's Head over Heels.
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Marilda 0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0 Jam
Brown eyes go wide when Jam realizes that she is in a compromising position when Marilda leans into the blow. This could end up really bad! And things seem like they could quickly go all pear-shaped when Marilda lays hands on her to send her for a flying trip. Jam goes get turned all topsy-turvy by Marilda's sudden throw, but the red cheongsam wearing woman is able to right herself enough mid-air to lessen the force of her landing. She lands hards on her heeled boots and goes -clack- -clacking- across the ground until she lands on her butt with an 'oomph!'.
Placing her hands behind herself, Jam kips back up onto her feet and raises up on one foot, her front leg bent as she uses this stance to regain her composure. "Woah! You're really strong! But I'm strong too! Check this out!" exclaims Jam as she spurs into action.
The brown-haired martial artist dashes forward and leaps into the air. Mid-air, she begins to turn with left leg being raised up as she sails through the air. As she nears where her opponent, this raised leg comes crashing down in an attempt to axe kick Marilda in the shoulder. The kick doesn't seem to come out very fast, but her leg becomes encased in chi at the very last minute to make it appear as if Jam's leg had suddenly caught fire.
COMBATSYS: Jam successfully hits Marilda with Gekirin.
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Marilda 0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0 Jam
Oh dear. Marilda's attack seems to have been for naught, with her foe escaping her grasp midway and leaving Marilda's knee firmly planted on the floor. And leaving her defenseless to the flaming drop from Jam, sending her even harder onto the ground. She rises to her feet, but foregoes resuming her stance, instead she takes a quick lunge at Jam and slides her right arm around the other woman's mid back.
"From what I hear, the students in the area have proms underway. I do so miss my days of dancing with my beloved." she murmurs, pulling the other woman in close in a vicelike grip and making a few steps and twirls- though notably planting her legs further and further into Jam's footspace. Enough that with a final twirl she plans to have the other fighter off her feet, and then using that spinning momentum to toss her upwards into the air. Did her glasses just glint?
COMBATSYS: Jam dodges Marilda's Ballroom Flourish.
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Marilda 0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0 Jam
Upon successfully landing her kick, Jam rises up into what is her ready stance. This is the same stance she used only a few moments ago with her right foot down and left foot raised up defensively. Marilda moves to what would be her blind slide and guides Jam on what appears from the onlookers to be an unusual dance of sorts. But when Marilda steps in on Jam to get better footing over her, the martial artist is able to counter-step back to neutral footing. And when the throw comes, Jam leaves the ground with enough of a steady base that she actually nails the landing instead of coming crashing down.
The onlooking audience looks perplexed for a brief moment before renewing their cheering. It was some pretty fancy footwork on both of the fighters parts afterall!
The cheongsam wearing Jam drops down now on both feet as she steadies herself. The young girl peers carefully at her opponent. "You miss the old days? Just how old are you?!" Jam asks with some confusion being inflected in her voice. She then reaches out with both hands and makes a circular motion while rising up on one foot. When this manuever is peformed, a blue orb of chi briefly appears before fading into thin air.
COMBATSYS: Jam charges her next attack!
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Marilda 0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0 Jam
Another upset for Marilda, her foe manages to alter her momentum and stick the landing too! She straightens up and huffs at Jam. Instead of acting outright she simply points to the round before her feet and 'draws a line' before her with a daring look. But, shortly after the gesture, a line of fire creeps on the floor over where her finger pointed. Then, the same hand reaches across her torso to her cithara, placing the nail of her index finger at the bottom left string. It is quickly pulled across all the strings and travels diagonally upwards, sending out a resounding crescendo of hollow notes into the air. Immediately following this, the line of fire grows dramatically in size before Marilda's feet and washes forward to Jam like a wave. It will crash and die out before it reaches any of the students, though.
COMBATSYS: Jam blocks Marilda's Igneus Crescendo.
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Marilda 0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1 Jam
That glare and odd pointing from Marilda causes Kuradoberi Jam to reel back slightly. She was a pretty scary lady! And Marilda gets even scarier when a line of flame comes billowing across the floor in an attempt to have some roasted Jam. When the main blast of the trail of flames comes her way, the young martial artist performs and 'x' block with her arms to protect her face. The flames singe her clothes and arms, but her manuever was adequate to divert enough flames so that Jam was only cooked medium instead of well-done.
It really was a good thing that the hall monitors brought those fire extinguishers!
Jam now drops her arms down to her sides and lunges forward. As she dashes towards Marilda, her left hand becomes encased in a blue chi flame. The young brunette's advance forward comes to an abrupt halt only about a foot in front of Marilda where Jam extends her left hand forward palm up. Her fist suddenly explodes outwards in an explosion of chi energy that sends an a colorful display of blue, purple, and red energies through the area.
COMBATSYS: Jam successfully hits Marilda with Empowered FB Hyappo Shinshou.
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Marilda 1/-------/=======|-------\-------\0 Jam
Marilda is knocked back by the attack, sent a few steps aback from the sudden burst of energy from her opponent. It's enough to send her hood back and dislodge her sunglasses to the floor. Her eyes immediately squint in the light and she turns her head to face away. Only the barest sliver of her piercing, yellow irises are visible to Jam standing before her. Marilda looks to be acting on instinct here, quickly running herself over to Jam in a frenzied hurry and planting her foot on Jam's chest. She thrusts her leg out to force the other woman to the ground before scrambling to find her sunglasses.
COMBATSYS: Jam endures Marilda's Quick Kick.
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Marilda 1/-------/=======|=------\-------\0 Jam
The small glimpse that Jam gets of Marilda's unusual eyecolor does little to make Jam think that she's any less scary. If anything, having yellow eyes makes somone considerably scarier! And as if this point is not driven home enough, Marilda's quick rush forward catches the cheongsam wearing martial artist by surprise. With no easy way of getting around the kick, Jam hunkers down and just turns her body into the kick.
"Oof!" exclaims the fighter in red when she gets the air knocked out of her. But she recovers quickly by trying to catch Marilda with a kick of her own before her opponent grabs her sunglasses and recovers completely. Jam quickly jumps forward with her right foot leading the way. A small explosion of chi energy bursts out from Jam's leading foot and she soon goes sailing through the air even if her foot doesn't connect with Marilda. "Woooocha!"
COMBATSYS: Jam successfully hits Marilda with Ryuujin.
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Marilda 1/---====/=======|====---\-------\0 Jam
Marilda is in no position to avoid anything in her current state. Being pulled into another attack is definately lesser on her list of priorities, but the complications it brings serve only to further get her into a tissy. Knocked flat to the ground by the explosive strike of Jam, Marilda quickly pushes up to her feet. She spins about rapidly and, with even greater speed, lunges for her opponent! She reaches indiscriminately with her right arm to grab -something- on the other woman and lifts her up, if that condition is met she lifts Jam up and throws her harshly into the wall on her left. Leaping after Jam, she reaches to grab one of her legs before she fully impacts, whipping her back after she crashes to toss her to the other side of the hall, jumping over for another firm grab anywhere she can manage to spin and slam Jam onto the ground. Then one final toss, further down the hall and to the ground.
Marilda looks positively fussed up as she returns to going to grab her sunglasses.
COMBATSYS: Marilda successfully hits Jam with Night Terrors.
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Marilda 0/-------/----===|=======\=------\1 Jam
Kuradoberi Jam, legs tucked underneath her from flying side kick, starts to make her landing. But she doesn't quite make it that far as Marilda is able to grab ahold of the descending Jam around her thigh. In return, the master chef attempts to pry Marilda off her, but fails to do it before she gets thrown into the nearby wall. Once more the wind gets knocked out of Jam and Marilda soon lives up to her scariness by pressing the attack and throwing her into another wall. She then pinballs right back into Marilda's grasp and gets thrown even more before Jam ends up getting tossed arse over teakettle down the hallway.
Jam crashes against the ground a few times before she finally comes to a halt, staring up at one of the hall monitors whom were holding back the crowd. The hall monitor shakes his head at Jam's most ungraceful aerial journey. But Jam is not going to give up yet! She slowly forces herself back up onto her feet and shakes some dust off her dress. "Hey! That really hurt!" Jam yells most menacingly at her opponent. "But I'm not to be taken lightly!"
The young martial artist then takes a step forward and brings her arms in front of her to....bow?! She finishes her bow towards her opponent and then drops into an aggressive stance with leading palm facing up. "Ten! Jou!" Jam then raises her leg vertically into the air, POSE. "Ten! Ka! Yui!" Her raised leg drops down and she now snaps a kick into the air,POSE. "Ka! Doku! Son!" Once more, Jam lowers her kicking leg down and crouches ever so slightly, POSE. She then dashes straight for Marilda with her bringing both arms around before half-stepping forward in an attempt to hit Marilda up into the air with a palm strike. If succesful, Jam will run forward and attempt to hit the hopefully airborne opponents of hers with a brutal flying side kick!
COMBATSYS: Marilda blocks Jam's Gasenkotsu.
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Marilda 0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0 Jam
Marilda's attack chain, and the brief respite alloted by Jam's poses and focus grant her enough time to find and put on her sunglasses. She gives a tired sigh and turns to face Jam again, glasses securely in place this time! But she's seeing the other woman run up and is struck by a palm and hefted into the air, it would seem that she balls up in the air before being stricken by the kick. She hits the ground heavily and rises quickly to her feet. She forms up a ball of flame in her right palm as she does a hobbling sprint to her opponent, leaping up as high as she can and diving down from the air, palm aimed for Jam's face. Hoping to give the cook a spicy meatball indeed! And to smack her head into the floor, that too. That would be nice before Marilda can't pick herself up again. Or, is that already here?
COMBATSYS: Marilda can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Jam blocks Marilda's Heated Encounter.
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Excitement, elation, pride! All of these emotions smirl through Kuradoberi Jam when her combination palm uppercut and flying side kick hit their mark. But new emotions quickly enter Jam's mind when she sees that her attack didn't incapacitate the other woman. And she was coming right at her! Uncertainty, panic, and a little fear now enter Jam as the -confirmed- scary lady comes sprinting after her with flame in hand. Marilda jumps high and comes back down fast with what looks to be a pretty fearsome looking punch. The young martial artist throw her arms up in a block which protects her precious face from harm, but the force of the blow against Jam's guard still sends the young spiraling onto the ground.
Jam slowly stirs and struggles back up onto her feet. Phew, that was a close one. She then squinches her nose as she smells something slightly burning, it was her dress! The now flame red cheongsam wearing girl starts to panic, but thankfully the match comes to an end and the hall monitors are quick to finally put out all the flames with their trusty fire extinguishers. And this includes Jam who gets knocked off her feet from the blow. "Aiya! Watch it!" yells Jam angrily at the nearest hall monitor. It's only then that Jam is informed that the match was over. "Oh! Well, still. Watch it!"
A PA announcement calls the offical end to the fight while the last of the flames are put out. And the gathered crowd lets out a few last cheers for the fighters before going to their next class, if they didn't hurry they all were going to be late!
Finally, a wounded Jam makes her way over to where Marilda landed after her last ditch attack. "Hey scary lady, are you...okay?" She hesitantly and a little fearfully asks Marilda as if the other woman could at any minute rise up and set Jam on fire once more.
No, it was definately now. After Marilda's attack fails to hit its mark she slips and impacts facefirst on the ground, and is doused in extinguisher. She looks rather pitiful in her current, sprawled out pose on the floor. Her reply to the question is a simple 'No' while she attempts many times, but fails to prop herself up with her right arm. After a few attempts she just stops and slumps in place.
Jam gets her answer alright. And now that she has it, she decides to not provoke the wrath of Marilda any further. She picks up a half-scorched flyer off the ground that was good for one free dumpling at her restaurant and delicately places it near the fallen fighter. The young girl then decides its time to beat a hasty retreat. She needs to go shower, change, and start cooking! There's a whole prom that needs to be catered for now!
Marilda groans a protest as Jam runs off. "How rude.. won't even help an old woman up." and things return to relative normalcy. And true normalcy once Marilda gathers the strength to get to her feet and gather her things, then walk herself out.
Log created on 20:16:36 12/05/2014 by Marilda, and last modified on 02:25:51 12/06/2014.