SNF 2015.04 - BLITZ: The Running (Wo)Man

Description: Don't blink or you'll miss it! This high flying and fleet footed match can't be contained by the eight sided cell of hell! We're breaking out new All Range Mode on the JOUST System for this fast flowing fightfest staged right in the middle of the streets of Moscow! Today, boss boxer TABITHA COREN laces up a pair of gloves against the svelte strike chef JAM KURADOBERI in BLITZ's first wide ranged match! Just don't go outside the yellow-and-black striped boundaries at the far edges of the field, or else your JOUST devices could give you some serious problems! Professor Fightenstein will be looking over the data from your performance--and not just BWH data either, so make sure to put up a good show IN .... uh ..... THE MATCH!!

It's one seriously cold day in Moscow, but the frigid temperatures have not stopped the crowds from gathering. The J.O.U.S.T. matches have already begun and the ravenous crowd was hungry for more action! And they were in luck as a special BLITZ match was planned to take place in the streets of Moscow instead of on the back of the BLITZ truck. The black and yellow striped boundaries have been set up, the crowds have gathered, and the snow has already started to fall. The conditions were all set for the next potentially explosive BLITZ Joust!

Kuradoberi Jam looked more than a little skeptical when the J.O.U.S.T. device was strapped to her leg by the professional 'scientists' on hand. Not only did this all seem super dangerous, Jam was also quickly freezing out here. The young Chinese woman was wearing her bright red, long-sleeved cheongsam with some white pants underneath and some snow boots. But even with all of thiat on, Jam was as cold as a dish of leftover noodles. But there was prize-money and endorsements to be won that Jam sorely needed. Her restaurant was in a constant state of disrepair and she would need a victory today to keep her meager staff paid for at least another month! If not, it was back to Jam running a one-woman show inside her own restaurant with her being the only waitress, janitor, and cook on hand. And that was a fate that Jam would fight hard to not let happen! And so, the young martial artist jumps up and down and kicks in the air a few times in a vain effort to keep herself warm while she awaits the match to officially begin.

When Tabitha signed up for this, she thought it was speed fighting. Blitz sounds fast! And given she once won a boxing match in one punch, she figured she could be decent at that.

OK, that was a fluke. They weren't expecting her to do what she did and it was against someone who was more flash than skill. But it still happened.

But it turns out it's some kind of technology thing instead. Technology! Tabitha doesn't need technology to box with, but she does need the practice, and she wouldn't mind the payout either. She doesn't have a restaurant like Jam, but she has other needs for her funding.

Tabitha can handle the cold... sort of. She's wearing long pants instead of shorts and a hoodie, though she's left the hood down because she'd rather the crowd could see her face. Her ears are making her regret it a little. They're cold.

Tabitha doesn't usually fight with gloves at all; she just wraps up her hands. Today she is wearing some, though - fingerless gloves with some padding across the knuckles rather than full boxing mitts, but gloves nonetheless. It gives the engineers something to hook the JOUST up to, which they've done. She's shadowboxed a little bit, enough to get used to the weight. Nothing exploded when she did it. She considers that a plus.

Throwing another punch at nothing in particular, Tabitha strides a little closer to Jam, moving down the marked-off street. "Well," she says, sounding a little doubtful but too low for the crowd to hear, "I hope you're ready for this." It's not quite the practice Tabitha originally expected, but maybe it'll do.

COMBATSYS: Tabitha has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Jam has joined the fight here.

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Jam              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Tabitha

Jam finishes her little warm-up routine with a meek little 'kiya' being shouted at the end of a high kick. Instantly, a small cloud of cold breath escapes from Jam which causes her to cup her hands over her mouth. "Aiya! This place is way too cold!" She bemoans as she turns her brown eyes towards her approaching opponent. A boxer versus a kicker? This should be a lot of fun!.....if it wasn't for the cold. The ring-haired martial artist smiles brightly and comes up onto her back foot with her other foot pulled up with her. "Hi! Let's hurry up and finish this fight before we turn into Jamsicles and...." Jam pauses as she tilts her head to the side. She totally didn't know with whom she was fighitng. Thankfully, the announcer over a loudspeaker quickly announces both of their names and the start of the match. Phew! "...Tabithasicles!" Jam finally adds.

Without further adieu, Jam dashes forward to strike first. She quickly opens her stance at the last moment and sends a mighty closed fist straight towards Tabitha while her back arm flails out to counter balance herself. However, things don't exactly go as planned as the J.O.U.S.T. device propels Jam much faster towards Tabitha then even the young chef was expecting! Just what the heck were these devices?!

COMBATSYS: Tabitha blocks Jam's Aggressive Strike.

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Jam              0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0          Tabitha

"It could be worse," Tabitha says, almost dryly amused. "It could be snowing." It isn't - at least, not right now. Tabitha is extremely grateful; she doesn't want to learn how to fight in snow. It sounds miserable and slippery.

Tabitha gives a sudden grin, then. "At least it should be a good match." Anything else she might have said is blocked off by the need to fight; Jam is running at her as soon as the bell rings. Which is fine by Tabitha; she can handle being on the defensive.

Jam comes in faster than Tabitha expects - hell, she comes in faster than /Jam/ expects. This means that Tabitha's defense is a little sloppy because she doesn't have the opportunity to position herself just right; she's standing, pretty exposed, in the middle of the street.

Jam's fist slams into Tabitha's raised arms with a thump as she absorbs the force of the blow. It's still enough to push her back a step or two by sheer momentum, her feet sliding against the asphalt; Tabitha isn't any taller than Jam, being pretty small for a boxer, and she doesn't have the mass to simply stay in one place.

It doesn't matter much, because she's still on her feet. Keeping one of her hands raised defensively, Tabitha jabs twice with her left hand, trying to push Jam back and give her some space. Of course, given she has the JOUST hooked up to her padded gloves, she may get a little more impact out of it than she expected! She doesn't immediately move to follow up, letting Jam use the increased size of the arena more than herself - Tabitha would have been just fine in the smaller ring, honestly.

COMBATSYS: Jam blocks Tabitha's Guard Knuckle.

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Jam              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0          Tabitha

The suspiciously Jam looking projectile slams against's Tabitha's guard and Jam herself is taken back by the impact of the attack. That was just a punch and it hit like one of her kicks! But the young cook doesn't have too much time to revel in this as the boxer launches a quick pair of jabs her way to push her back. While the young martial artist does manage to bring her arms up in a cross block, Tabitha stil succeeds in pushing Jam back as it is now her turn to slide back from the blocked blow. Jam suddenly had a distinct impression that win or lose, this match was going to really....really hurt.

The first blows of the match are launched and the gathered crowd erupts in raucous revelry. They wanted to see a high-impact, explosive match and both of the fighters were already out there swinging. Jam drops back and swings her arms wide as she drops into a martial arts stance as she sizes up her blonde opponent. "Don't say that! It's probably going to snow any minute now and I'm already -freezing-!" A mischievious grin suddenly appears on Jam's face. "I guess that means it is time to heat things up!" The young woman suddenly crouches forward and then leaps -up- into the air. Turning as she sails through the cold breeze, Jam brings her left leg down towards Tabitha in an axe-like motion. And true to her martial artist's word, Jam's entire leg erupts in a bright orange and red chi flame as it comes down towards the boxer.

COMBATSYS: Tabitha dodges Jam's Gekirin.

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Jam              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0          Tabitha

If the crowd wanted high-impact brawling, they're going to get it. Tabitha fights defensively, but that just means there's periods of her mostly defending herself punctuated by sudden offensive surges.

Right now she's on the defensive side of things. She sees the flaming chi erupt - that looks pretty bright, she thinks, even for chi - and starts to move; she circles, getting to Jam's side and increasing the distance when she does it, getting closer to the sidewalk than the street. The flame still gets close enough she can feel the heat down her face and arms.

"At least if it snowed it wouldn't feel as bitter," Tabitha says. "At least without getting some wind in there!" Tabitha doesn't actually hold conversations very well mid-brawl; she focuses, and she's starting to focus on the fight now rather than let herself get pulled into chatter.

She demonstrates this by stepping forward. While Jam is (hopefully) still sightly turned from her point of view, Tabitha lets loose with a hooking punch, putting her body into the turn as she strikes at Jam's stomach to slam her backwards with surprising force!

COMBATSYS: Jam dodges Tabitha's Hook Punch.

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Jam              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0          Tabitha

Jam's foot comes down -hard-, scorching the chilled ground easily as her chi dissipates. "Huh?" The martial artist looks quickly left to right now to see where her opponent was located. She sure could move fast even though Jam was a little blinded by her own fiery kick. By the time the brown haired girl spies Tabitha, it is almost too late. A quick hook was aimed her way which forces the nimble martial artist to back hand-spring to safety. Jam breathes a quick sigh of relief before coming back up onto one leg. "Don't talk about the wind! You are going to make me feel even colder!" implores the martial artist as she considers her next move.

A lightbulb suddenly flicks on inside Jam's head and she once more charges Tabitha with a mini-explosion of dust being kicked up in her wake. She crosses her arms as she dashes forward and suddenly attempts to land a mighty fist against Tabitha. But the boxer might notice that Jam's blow looks to be purposefully short of being close enough to actually hit her. The reason behind this is soon evident as a blue and purple explosion of chi energy suddenly erupts from Jam's outstretched hand as she helpfully adds a loud 'Kiyaaaah!' to her attack.

COMBATSYS: Tabitha blocks Jam's Hyappo Shinshou.

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Jam              0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0          Tabitha

Tabitha says, "Well, if you really hate the cold that much, maybe you should just stop thinking about it!"

Tabitha recovers from her failure to connect cleanly rather than overcommitting to the hook punch - she does enough of those to do them properly. She seems to expect to be punched again based on her positioning; up on the edge of the sidewalk, she shifts her feet, momentarily bracing herself.

She isn't quite punched. Tabitha thinks she's safe until she recognizes the glow on Jam's hand. Crap, she thinks to herself - but at least she's still in a defensive enough stance to withstand the sudden explosion of chi, though it is once again enough to slide her backwards. Quite a ways, this time - was JOUST to blame? She's a good ten feet away if she's an inch.

Abandoning her braced position, Tabitha surges forward. She moves nearly fast enough that she's blurred as she focuses all her speed on the few steps between them, rocketing foward with all her speed and momentum focused on a single blindingly fast punch!"

COMBATSYS: Jam parries Tabitha's Blue Streak!

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Jam              0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0          Tabitha

"That would never work! It's too cold to not think about it!" Jam retorts back as she attempts to suppress a shiver. It really was just too darn cold! But there was one way to get warm and that was to fight even harder and burn up even more chi. And it looks like Tabitha is going to help Jam out with this as she blitz forward and attempts to land another punch. This time Jam gets lucky and sees Tabitha coming in time for her to meet her fellow combatant half-way. Her arms come up into crossblock just as Tabitha's punch would connect. This allows Jam to narrowly redirect her opponent's fist away from her while keeping her close to the other girl. It was now time for the Jam counter-attack!

The Chinese martial artist grits her teeth as thrusts both hands out towards Tabitha's midsection. As her hands move forward, a similar purple and blue orb begins to form around Jam's hands. But unlike before, this orb suddenly and rapidly expands and then explodes outwards in a massive yellow, orange, and red explosion that is amplified by the J.O.U.S.T. device that she is currently wearing. It seems that Jam really is trying to bring the heat by creating her own little mini-sun right here on the Moscow streets!

COMBATSYS: Jam successfully hits Tabitha with Renhoukyaku EX.

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

Tabitha is helping Jam burn off chi, that's for sure - she makes a great target.

At close range, Tabitha is surprised to see such a massive energy ball get formed. She tries to break off before realizing that this is probably a /really bad/ idea given the size of that thing and the fact that Jam almost certainly can throw it; caught between a desire to evade and a desire to block it, Tabitha goes for the second.

This is a mistake.

Tabitha gets her arms in the way all right. It just doesn't matter; the blast is big enough to literally pick up and throw Tabitha with a started yell, and this time not in a controlled manner like the times she's been pushed back before. She rolls, blasted by the radiant chi ball, and ends up lying on her back for a few moments, gasping for air.

But Tabitha is not the sort to be put down like that - even with JOUST present, she still thinks she can fight on. Pushing herself to her knees, then her feet, Tabitha regards Jam with an unclear expression on her face - and then she approaches, slow and patient at first but speeding up when she thinks she sees an opening. She draws her fist back, holding it, as she approaches. Her entire body tenses.

When she's close enough to reach, Tabitha rushes forward, her arm blasting forward with incredible force. Even without the BLITZ or JOUST or whatever system it is (Tabitha forgot which is which), she is capable of hitting hard enough to crack bricks and send a little shockwave of air around the impact zone, the backblast enough to ruffle her hair. With the JOUST, well... it's bigger. And colourful, given the shockwave is blue this time. That was on the warnings list, she supposes.

COMBATSYS: Tabitha successfully hits Jam with Impact Knuckle.

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Jam              1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1          Tabitha

Jam takes a minute to catch her breath as the chi explosion fades after exploding outwards. That was waaaay bigger than it should it have been! These JOUST things were dangerous indeed. She then bounces up onto her tip-toes to see just where her boxer opponent landed. "Are you okay?" calls out as Tabitha gets up and then starts walking towards her in a rather intimidated fashion. Yeesh! She looked mad or something!

But what Tabitha really was doing was waiting for the right moment to strike and she ends up finding precisely that. The JOUST infused blow piles forward and Jam goes to push it aside like she did last time. But the boxer's blow was simply too powerful. It overwhelms Jam and hurls the fighter arse over teakettle into a nearby wall. SMASH! The young fighter actually sticks to the wall for a brief moment before gravity causes her to face plant on the ground in front of her.

Jam considers staying down, but her restaurant and her dreams were on the line. She grunts and pushes herself back up onto her feet and then dusts herself off. "Ow! You hit really hard!" She calls out eventually as she brings both arms out parallel to the ground and crouches down. "But I can hit hard too!" Jam then brings her arms in a wide circle which causes an orb of chi to appear inside this circle. But this time, it doesn't explode out. It merely disappears which causes Jam to look panicked! "That wasn't supposed to happen!? Um! Ah! Kiyaaaaah!" Jam suddenly opts for plan B. She runs straight towards Tabitha and suddenly plants her hands down before her and kicks up with her legs in an attempt to launch Tabitha up into the air. Should that be successful, Jam will then jump up into the air, attempt to clamp her thighs around Tabitha's neck, and then twist and hurl the boxer down onto the ground.

COMBATSYS: Jam successfully hits Tabitha with Combo Grapple.

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Jam              1/-----==/=======|=======\=======\1          Tabitha

Just because Tabitha is kind of a nice person (and she is, or at least she'd like to think so) doesn't mean that she isn't also willing to take advantage of someone's mistakes in a fight. She's not quite 'anything goes' - she won't cheat - but letting someone make mistakes is totally different and okay.

Tabitha lowers her fist after the blow. "Yeah," she says. "I do. Keep up if you can!" Jam seems to think she can, which is a good thing. Tabitha would rather have a close fight than a stomp - no matter who wins or loses, that's true. She's in this for the challenge and the experience as much as anything else, and you only get those when the battles are close.

She isn't expecting someone so focused on striking to throw her like that, though - even if her chi failed (overuse? Those JOUST systems are weird) she would have expected another kick or punch. And Jam might have started like that, but it's the grapple that gets to Tabitha; she smashes into the ground again after being hurled downward, staggeringly hard. It cracks the sidewalk when she lands, whether from sheer impact or bad concrete.

Staggering she might be, battered and bruised, but Tabitha long ago learned to never give up. She picks herself up off of the cracked sidewalk, weaving slightly - she has to actually focus to get her vision to settle on Jam instead of wandering off or going double. But she has her fist drawn back again and the tension is immense.

Tabitha punches. It only takes one punch, in her experience; if the last one was painful, this one is absolutely brutal. It strikes (if she connects) with incredible impact, amplified by JOUST but originally quite powerful to begin with; Tabitha's entire body is behind the blow, every ounce of strength she can muster put behind that single strike. She is /fairly/ certain it won't knock Jam out of bounds. It leaves her stumbling afterwards, and having to pause to recenter herself.

But sometimes, one is enough.

COMBATSYS: Jam blocks Tabitha's Final Impact.

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

Jam does make a lot of mistakes! She also has horrendous luck! The combination of those two things were a pretty potent cocktail of disaster for the young chef. The JOUST system made her feel like she was on top of the world, but it also made Jam wear herself out from over using her chi. But sometimes even the unluckiest person has a lucky day. She connects with her throw and lands deftly back onto her booted feet before swinging her arms wide and dropping into a low martial arts stance once more. This -was- going to be a close fight even without the JOUST systems! Tabitha was a good opponent indeed for Jam!

The martial artist eagerly waits for her opponents counter-attack and once again moves to meet with her opponent midway. Jam was planning on dodging at the last minute, but Tabitha was coming at her too fast which meant that Jam was in a world of trouble! Brown eyes go wide as she throws her arms up into a solid block as she awaits the impact of the mighty punch. And punch Tabitha did! At first, Jam only slides along the ground while holding her block until eventually the force is too powerful for her to hold back anymore. The young chef saaaaaaiiiils through the air once more and impacts even harder right next to where she landed last time. Now there were two Jam outlines in the nearby building. It takes a long moment, but Jam eventually pries herself loose and falls to the ground. This was it, she knew that she couldn't last much longer. She would have to go all out!

Suddenly determined brown eyes focus on Tabitha as Jam begins to shout some Chinese words aloud. "TEN! JOU! TEN!" Jam stands up now onto her feet and rears back up onto her back leg. "KA! YUI! KA!" Shifting her weight forward, Jam lands low and swings her arms around in a broad circle. "DOKU!" Finally, Jam sprints forward and aims a palm strike right for Tabitha's chin. "SON!" Should Jam connect, she will rear back and then leap high into the air. The martial artist forms a mighty-flying side kick as she lets out a "Wooooowcha!" in a desperate attempt to hit the hopefully in mid-air by now Tabitha.

COMBATSYS: Jam successfully hits Tabitha with Gasenkotsu.
Glancing Blow

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

Mistakes or not, Jam has the advantage here.

It may not be obvious at first, but she's pulling ahead; Tabitha's defensive tactics aren't holding up to the incredible damage courtesy Professor Fightenstein, while Jam is able to just plain get out of the way at least somewhat more often.

Tabitha manages to evade what she thinks is the first blow; the circling of Jam's arms. Even at a distance, it might launch another globe of chi, and if she had it wouldn't have hit. Unfortunately it left her open for the palm strike, which sends her flying into the air, up higher than she expected to go, and then starting to fall.

Jam catches her on the descent with the side kick. It impacts Tabitha and brings her along with her when Jam continues to fly on - just now she has Tabitha on her boot. Tabitha takes advantage of the proximity to try to grab the leg with one hand and punch several times with her other - but eventually she slides off, landing on the street before Jam herself does.

Tabitha tries to rise, despite everything. It's an open question of whether she's going to make it, or if she's just going to pitch back downward into a bruised heap.

COMBATSYS: Tabitha has reached second wind!

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

COMBATSYS: Jam parries Tabitha's Violent Clinching!

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Jam              1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1          Tabitha

Jam is still mid-kick when Tabitha attempts a daring manuever to grab onto her and to then pummel her! The in-flight martial artist uses her arms to push away the bozer's grab at the very last moment which allows Jam to contiune on to her final destination.

She hits the ground with a roll and comes to an eventual stop by sticking her right leg out and her arms out in a flourish. She holds this pose for a moment before looking back over her shoulder towards her opponent. Somehow, Tabitha was still standing....mostly. Jam tuns around now to face her most worthy opponent with a smile. "You're really tough! But I can't lose here! My dreams are at stake!"

The brunette then considers her next move carefully before rapidly advancing on the boxer. She rears back as if to kick her, but then drops low down in front of Tabitha. Her palm is then raised up to strike Tabitha. Should her hit connect, Jam will take a small step forward and aim a -second- palm strike towards her foe. And now the JOUST device on Jam's leg kicks into high gear as Jam summons a pillar of flame that erupts from her palm. This is all in an attempt for Jam to knock Tabitha back up into the air and hopefully back down on the ground for the last time.

COMBATSYS: Jam successfully hits Tabitha with Geki - Saishinhou EX.
? Strange Hit! ?

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

"Mine too," Tabitha grunts out. She's too sore and out of breath to do much more.

She /is/ standing, though, and has managed to get up into an approximation of her original boxer's stands; it's a little sloppy but looks servicable enough. Tabitha is a little sluggish, though; sheer tenacity and willpower only goes so far.

Tabi falls for the feint, blocking the kick that never comes. One palm strike, then another - and the JOUST surges, sending Tabitha upwards. She has exactly enough control to go almost vertical instead of being knocked away, and that's about it.

In midair, Tabitha's fists start to glow. She's doing it on purpose; it's not JOUST going out of control. They glimmer like she had them clenched around a trapped aurora, trailing prismatic wisps behind her as she goes up, up - and right back down! "Hyaaaa-a!"

Tabitha strikes as she descends. It's not just Tabitha's physical strength; there's a sudden flash of multicoloured chi, a rippling rainbow that seems to suck the heat out of the air (as if it needed help). The shimmering aura lasts for about two seconds only after she punches, but for that time Jam (or the ground) shimmers prismatically, trailing auroric light.

Tabitha is on the verge of collapse again. She's /trying/ to stand, but it's just getting harder and harder...

COMBATSYS: Tabitha can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Jam interrupts Aurora Knuckle from Tabitha with Hou'eikyaku.

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Jam cannot help but grin to herself when Tabitha falls for the feint and receives a flame pillar for her trouble. It's not that Jam is a terrible person (debatable), it's just that she's something of a narcissist that does enjoy successfully pulling off flashy moves in a fight like this. She looks up into the air to see where Tabitha is going to land, but is quickly taken back when she sees Tabitha heading straight toward at terminal velocity. "Aiya!" Jam shrieks in dismay as she struggles to formulate a plan of action.

With not many other options left, Jam decides that she need to get Tabitha as far away from her as possible. Taking a deep breath, the young chef crouches down and leaps up into the air to meet Tabitha on her way down. Jam leads with her feet forward as she crashes into her foe. Tabitha had more momentum than Jam which meant that she wasn't going to escape from the maneuver unscathed due to Tabitha's JOUST boosted chi strike. But the young cheong-sam wearer succeeds in connecting with a series of bicycle kicks before kicking off of Tabitha and sprawling through the air herself. The impact from the mid-air collision and the subsequent impact of Jam bouncing off the ground was brutal as she skids daaaaangerously close to the black and yellow limits of their 'arena'. That was entirely too close in more ways than one!

It takes some monumental effort, but Jam slowly but surely gets back up onto her feet. Her stance is shakey, her outfit is thoroughly scorched and ripped, but Jam was still standing if only barely. The only thing left was for her to see if her opponent still had any fight left in her. But Jam will first have to wait for the dust to settle before she could see for herself.

It's a fight. Pulling off flashy moves is fine if you can back it up.

Jam can back it up. This time Tabitha doesn't rise after her final attack, remaining on her knees and one fist, breathing hard. She hasn't quite passed out, but she's certainly not able to get up; she tries once but sinks back down with a groan. landing on hands and knees for her trouble.

That's certainly a win for Jam! And possibly for the BLITZ crew and fans. It was, after all, the high-octane fight they'd demanded.

Log created on 16:27:17 04/04/2015 by Tabitha, and last modified on 18:52:05 04/05/2015.