Description: Chloe challenge Mimiru for the Eastern Pro belt and is taken up on it in a Southtown park.
Here comes another challenger -- Mimiru, the Stray Dog of Southtown, welcomes any and all challengers, no matter their fighting records. Whenever words get to her that someone wishes to fight her, she's more than eager to answer the call with her fist.
Eventually, this might cause her some trouble, an underdog defeating her and overcoming her. She wouldn't mind -- not so long ago, Mimiru /was/ the underdog, after all. The moment had been decided : Southtown's Park, early evening. A mass of people have already gathered around when they've heard about the fight and the cameras all setup to record all of this.
The pink haired girl stretches and idly punches the air back and forth. A wide grin on her lip before she ruffles her dog's hair.
The person that shows up may not be what Mimiru was expecting. Or the crowd, for that matter. Chloe makes her appearance right on time - actually, she has apparently been there for a while, because she drops out of a tree, having been hiding up it. She blends in pretty well up there!
Of course, what is likely to make a lot of the crowd a little anxious is the snake tail, which is just kind of ... hanging out. Chloe has a wrestling outfit on - a leotard with a snakeskin-reminiscent pattern. She hasn't bothered to loop her tail around her waist today; it hangs behind her, twitching occasionally. And after Metro City, well.
It's not the most popular thing.
Chloe gives Mimiru a somewhat fierce grin, showing slightly fanged teeth. "I didn't think you'd take me up on it," she says. She glances around, taking stock of the crowd. Hopefully they don't get /too/ close during this whole event.
Mimiru was rather reckless : she didn't really dig up much information about her challenger. Aside from her name and knowing that she was into wrestling, she didn't know anything about her. Wouldn't be worse than fighting Rainbow Mika, she thought to herself.
When Chloe leaps out of a tree out of nowhere, the crowd reacts some, and Mimiru's dog bark twice as it turns its head in her direction, defensively. Mimiru gestures with her hand for him to calm down and the dog sits down obediently, glancing up at Mimiru as if to make sure if she really wanted that.
Mimiru stares at Chloe for a moment, narrowing her eyes a bit at the weird snake skin and monstruous physique. Her lips curl into a wide, cocky grin, "Anyone can have a chance at the title with me -- 'side, it must have taken you some balls to come out here and challenge me... For someone like you,"
Her hand tightens into a fist and Mimiru gets into her combat stance : had it not been for the Holy Knights, Mimiru would have thought Chloe overdid her costume and all somewhat, but for some reason she expects that girl to be one of the Darkstalkers.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Chloe has joined the fight here.
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Mimiru 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Chloe
"Here, they might call me the Stray Dog," Mimiru says, crimson chi flames manifesting around her forearms, "Though I am also know as Dame of the Crimson flame! The Devil Bane!" Mimiru calls out. She lifts her arms up into a cross in front of her and she whips them out, hurling a blast of flame in Chloe's direction, "That'll be a good test! Ahah, I would have never dreamed this could happen!"
COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Chloe with Balefire.
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Mimiru 0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0 Chloe
Most of Chloe's skin seems normal enough; the leotard is just meant to look like it rather than /actually/ being snakeskin. Of course, there's the tail, which has its share of scales both large and otherwise. And her fangs. And her yellow eyes...
If she's not taking a costume entirely too far, she's definitely not entirely human.
"I'm tired of waiting to do it," is Chloe's response. "I'm a challenger, too. So why not? I'm Snakebite - Chloe!" She straightens up, apparently expecting an attack almost immediately, becoming more alert than she was before.
She should have done it faster. The blast of flame catches Chloe as she suddenly throws herself forward in a roll, causing her to break to the side instead of finishing her forward somersault. It's a surprisingly powerful (to Chloe) opening assault - maybe she wasn't quite as ready as she thought if she's getting singed like that right away!
Chloe lets out a pained hiss through her teeth as she pushes herself up. She scrambles at Mimiru rather than rolling, keeping her body low and tail slightly raised, but for all her inhuman features Mimiru doesn't have to worry about anything weird at all on the attack; Chloe goes for a grab, holding Mimiru by shoulder and arm before putting her body into the throw with a trailing of greenish chi. She keeps her body moving afterwards, swaying like a boxer who expects she's about to be punched.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Chloe's Snake Charmer.
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Mimiru 0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0 Chloe
Mimiru's generally impetuous and quick to judge. Considering her new training and the new group she has joined in, it's easy for her to find out demons and evil creatures wherever she has the chance. The tail was enough and the rest, Mimiru follows her instinct.
The flames around her arms fade away slowly and Mimiru arches a brow at Chloe's alias, "Huh, fitting enough, considering..." She says as she prepares for the woman's charge. With a name like that, she'll have to make sure not to get bitten by her.
When Chloe lunges at her and attempts to grab her arm, the pink haired woman reacts quickly enough to slip out of her grasp before she can throw her.
Mimiru's smile widens, "Give me your best, 'cause you won't get any pity or easy shot from me!" The woman shouts, causing flames to swirl around of her. Mimiru focuses her chi around of her, leaving her vulnerable for a moment from this short distance. Waves of flames swirl and circle around of Mimiru, quickly rising into a torrent of flames around of her, bursting outward from her in an attempt to repel Chloe from her and catch her within the chi flame-tornado that dissipates after a few seconds.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Chloe with Defiance.
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Mimiru 0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1 Chloe
So far, no biting! Mimiru is safe from the terror of teeth (at this point). Though Chloe does obviously /have/ fangs, so there's always that threat.
Chloe manages to touch Mimiru but doesn't manage to grasp well enough to throw her. Could have been worse, Chloe thinks to herself, and then it very shortly is; the swirling flames of Mimiru's chi cause her to recoil with scorched fingers, leaping backwards to land on her feet, leaning forward slightly but perfectly balanced.
This isn't working, Chloe thinks, frustrated. She's tried to grab her but only gotten scorched for her troubles - she doesn't have many ways she can fight someone like this, because her first instinct is almost always to grab and squeeze. She paces around Mimiru for a few moments, letting the flames die down before she does anything. "I don't want any!" is her response.
What she does is rear back - and spit a ball of chi. It's not actually a breath, and it's not actually poisonous; it's a glob of greenish chi that explodes on contact with Mimiru (or the ground, or a tree) and leaves a clinging, sparkling mist behind, stinging and burning. Chloe is mostly hoping it gives her enough cover to get in properly.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Chloe's Venom Breath.
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Mimiru 0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1 Chloe
"That's the spirit," Mimiru says, a wide grin growing on her lips. She lifts her hand up once the heat waves die down along with all the flames. It's obvious where Mimiru has earned her title or why she created it.
For some reason, Mimiru was expecting Chloe to leap at her once more and try to get into melee even after she caught her into her flames. Mimiru's eyes widen when she rears back and spits at her. Mimiru barely has the time to lift her arms up in front of her face to shield her head from the blast of chi. When it explodes, Mimiru growls in pain and staggers back to maintain her balance, coughing a few times as she's caught into the mist of chi left behind after the explosion.
"Almost got me there..." Mimiru admits. She growls and charges at Chloe through the chi mist, "Kyaaaa!" She shouts, flames swirling around her arms. She lifts her right arm up and swing it down, sending a wave of flames at Chloe at point-blank.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Chloe with Firebrand.
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Mimiru 0/-------/----===|=======\===----\1 Chloe
The mist, when not clinging to someone, doesn't last very long. It leaves a greenish haze for a few moments that glitters, leaving interesting smoke-like trails as Mimiru charges through it, but it disperses, fading away to nothing.
It also does absolutely nothing to stop the flames, so there's that.
Chloe expected more fire and was already moving inward. A point-blank shot only momentarily interrupts her plan, such as it is; the wave strikes Chloe, singing her. The explosion of flame and air pressure from heated air makes her short hair blow, and she staggers - but she doesn't stop. This time she's getting the charge that Mimiru expected previously.
Chloe leaps over Mimiru, landing behind her - and only then does she try to attack, from the 'wrong' direction. She comes in with a double hold, grabbing onto Mimiru with both arms and trying to lock them around Mimiru's upper arms - and, confusingly to someone who has never fought her, Chloe's tail slithers forward, trying to slam into one of Mimiru's legs and strike it sideways, tripping her - and Chloe's tail is stronger than her arms are.
Chloe tries to use her body weight to bring Mimiru to the ground, squeezing and twisting in a decidedly constrictive way, twisting painfully. Then the grip retracts, momentarily, as Chloe shifts the hold to a completely different one; wrapping her legs around Mimiru's arms, pulling them backwards in a lock, while her tail wraps around Mimiru's waist, squeezing painfully.
COMBATSYS: Chloe blitzes into action and acts again!
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Mimiru 0/-------/----===|=======\===----\1 Chloe
COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Chloe's Improvised Grapple.
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Mimiru 0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1 Chloe
COMBATSYS: Chloe successfully hits Mimiru with Jormungandr Coil.
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Mimiru 0/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1 Chloe
After all of this, Mimiru's panting from the exertion of so many flames slinging her and there. Her movements are a little bit sluggish when Chloe leaps over her and ends up behind her. The girl tries to move quickly to slip away from Chloe, but the snake woman's hands are already on her.
Thanks to her knowledge of jujitsu, she manages to resist for a moment and when the tail comes grasping at her leg and knocking off her leg, Mimiru rolls with it to diminish the fall.
Unfortunately, this leaves her into a rather poor position to defend herself against the follow up, the tail curling up around her waist and Chloe using all of her weight to take her down. All in all, Mimiru had managed to resist the grapple for a moment, but she ends up slammed down rather roughly into the ground.
Mimiru growls in pain and squirms against the tail's coil that tightens around her waist. She bucks and attempts to free herself, swinging her head backward hard in an attempt to smack Chloe's own since her arms are locked away by Chloe's hold. The more she holds though, the more painful it seems to get and the louder Mimiru screams but, stubborn as she is, she flails and trash in Chloe's grasp in attempt to break the hold.
COMBATSYS: Chloe fails to counter Medium Punch from Mimiru with Cerastes Scissors.
- Power fail! -
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Mimiru 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1 Chloe
Being grappled is nothing new, but very few fighters have a tail, and almost none of the ones that do use it like Chloe does - an extra limb, probably her strongest single limb, perfectly designed to wrap around and squeeze. It's that that Chloe counts on - the surprise and inexperience helps her regularly.
Chloe isn't content to just hold the position like she has been, though. She twists and manages to lever herself upward; Mimiru finds herself rising as Chloe pushes her body into a handstand, using her tail and legs to hold Mimiru overhead. She probably has a plan for what to do with her next.
She never gets to finish it.
Chloe gets smacked with Mimiru's head as she cranes well back, and that - the blow, the momentum from Mimiru swinging her weight around on the end of what may as well be a reversed pendulum, some combination thereof - is enough.
Chloe topples over, overbalanced by Mimiru's movements. Her legs release as she reflexively tries to catch herself, which leaves Mimiru only held by her tail, but Chloe lands face-first hard enough to stun herself. Her tail goes slack as Chloe lies there for a moment, dazed, before rather blearily trying to pick herself up. This is probably Mimiru's chance!
It was a desperate measure -- Mimiru wasn't used to grapples like this, and the way it crushed her midsection made her panic a little. Her instinct of survival was strong though and Mimiru managed to knock Chloe back, at least long enough to break free and slip out from that dreadful tail.
When Chloe topples over and releases her, Mimiru crumbles to the ground and she coughs loudly. All this struggle left her rather drained and it wasn't an efficient struggle either but she at least managed to break free. Mimiru pants loudly and winces, feeling the joints in her arms aching and still painful just as the rest of her belly.
Mimiru has been through enough fight though not to stand there idle to recover -- she has to press the offensive or else she'll end up caught like that again. The pink haired girl forces herself to her full height, glancing over in Chloe's direction.
"You sure know how to use that tail..." She says, eyeing it wairily, "... I won't let it get me again," Not minding to attack her while she's down, Mimiru rushes toward Chloe and she swings her right foot at her in an attempt to kick her midsection.
COMBATSYS: Chloe blocks Mimiru's Light Kick.
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Mimiru 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1 Chloe
Chloe isn't sure how to take that. A compliment? A veiled insult that she /has/ a tail and thus needs to know how to use it? ...both?
"Practice," is what she says, a little uncertainly. She's mentally off balance even if not physically - physically she's struggling instead, a little out of breath from her sudden surge in speed and then faceplanting into the grass.
Getting kicked in the belly wouldn't help that much. Chloe interposes her arm, taking the blow on something a little more solid than her gut; it stings but she can manage it. She uses the impact to take a step back, breathing harder - apparently she's trying to recover from her too-aggressive assault, at least a little. Don't lose it, she tells herself. You can win - but only if you keep your head in the game. Don't wreck it!
COMBATSYS: Chloe gains composure.
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Mimiru 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Chloe
The pink haired woman seems determined not to give Chloe any chance to rest or take a breather while she's around. Not using her flames certainly allows Mimiru to regain some vigor herself.
Mimiru takes a step foward and attempts to get her hands around Chloe's own arms. She lifts her foot up and attempts to plant it into her abdomen, pulling on her as she forces herself to roll back into the floor, using her grasp on Chloe to throw her off over her head.
COMBATSYS: Chloe dodges Mimiru's Medium Throw.
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Mimiru 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Chloe
Getting hands on Chloe is hard. She moves - well, honestly, like a snake. She has bones, obviously, but she's double-jointed in pretty much any way that matters; it's particularly hard to flex her in a way she considers painful, but she's pretty good at rolling with grabs anyhow.
In this case, she twists sharply to the side, swaying in a manner that looks extremely fluid. Chloe takes a step, circling around Mimiru, her feet sliding against the grass.
A moment later, and the true form of Chloe's attack becomes visible - at Mimiru's side, she tries to grab on and propel Mimiru in the direction she was already moving, overbalancing her and starting from a simple push to end in a total throw as she tries to pitch Mimiru down the field!
Apparently she's had enough of a breather.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru fails to counter Medium Throw from Chloe with Ippon Seoi Nage.
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Mimiru 1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1 Chloe
Mimiru doesn't give up when Chloe manages to slip out of her grasp and slide around of her. The pink haired woman growls in annoyance and she attemps to follow Chloe, shifting on her legs to position herself. Her arms reach out for Chloe, to get a hold of her in an attempt to reverse her grapple against her.
In the end though, Chloe's techniques prove to be superior to Mimiru's one as Mimiru fails to counter her attempt. Mimiru ends up being the first one thrown off balance and she flails one arm in an attempt to maintain her balance.
Mimiru ends up thrown down the fiel and she falls roughly on her back, performing a whole roll on herself before she lies back. She groans in pain and slowly tries to rise back to her feet afterward.
Mimiru going down and staying down after a failed reverse grapple was not what Chloe was expecting, but she knows better than to turn down an opportunity - the very worst thing she could do would probably be to let Mimiru regian her footing and continue the attack without interruption.
And so Chloe rushes after her when she seems downed, keeping her body low. The fact that this is outside instead of on an even mat makes the prospect of sliding a little dicy, so she stays on her feet instead of going for a baseball slide, her feet sliding against the grass as she skids the last yard or so.
This is because she's twirling as she does it. Her tail arcs out, glittering with green chi, as she attacks Mimiru with it - a direct strike with the tail, which actually seems to swell up and become larger and heavier as she slams it downward, returning to normal as Chloe takes a more defensive stance and spins back to face Mimiru instead.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru auto-guards Chloe's Lernaean Stinger.
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Mimiru 1/------=/=======|=======\=------\1 Chloe
The moment Mimiru is on her knees she notices Chloe sliding rapidly in her direction : the pink haired lass instinctively reacts, flipping foward to avoid the low kick and hopefully to allow her to get into an advantageous position.
What Mimiru didn't expect though is the same thing as all the rest of the fight : that damned tail. She notices it from the corner of her eye, the swelling tail swung her way while she's flipping over Chloe to land behind her. Mimiru lifts her arms up to block the glittering tail, her own chi flaring up from her forearms to intercept the tail. Her flames burst out, pushing Mimiru away from the tail as it hits her forearms. Fortunately, the burst of chi from Mimiru's forearm shields her from the impact.
Mimiru ends up blasted away a few feet from Chloe, forced to tumble gracefully to regain her footing. She's too far to retaliate right away, but a safe enough distance. It didn't quite go as expected, but she managed to avoid what could have been really painful.
Mimiru frowns and glances down at the tail. That damned tail... Then back at Chloe. Her flawless defense (with a bit of luck on her part) gives Mimiru some cocky confidence as she grins at Chloe, "Alright, let's finish this," She says. The girl dashes toward Chloe, her chi flames erupting around her legs as she closes the distance and she swings her right foot to punt Chloe. She quickly follows up, jumping up and bringing both of her hands above her head in an attempt to hammer down Chloe over the head.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Chloe with Heaven's Diminisher.
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Mimiru 1/-----==/=======|=======\====---\1 Chloe
It's not /always/ the tail, but it may as well be one of Chloe's secret weapons; it's an integral part of her fighting style. Back when she was hiding what she is and wrestling with it bound around her waist, she must really have been holding herself back...
The blow wasn't quite as solid or direct as Chloe was hoping for even if she managed to connect. Mimiru managed to absorb the worst of it with the wash of flame, which also caused Chloe to bounce back several feet at the same time Mimiru is blasted away, leaving some space between them.
Chloe braces as Mimiru comes with her. She brings her hands around to block the blow, but is just a hair too slow - probably from the violence she's already taken tonight. The boot staggers her, keeping her off-balance enough that Mimiru manages to solidly slam her (flaming) hands down on her shoulder and down her back.
There's nothing for it; Chloe has to go all out, and she knows it, or this belt contest is over.
She yells. It's wordless at first, but she adds two words at the end: "Not yet!" She puts everything she has into her movements, not holding back to draw out the fight like she was before; a straight kick with her boot that she tries to literally launch Mimiru into the air with, followed by catching her as she descends, flipping her around, and slamming her down to the relatively unyielding grassy ground of the park - a powerbomb.
At least, that's the goal.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Chloe's Savage Grapple.
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Mimiru 1/---====/=======|=======\=====--\1 Chloe
Mimiru lands back after her assault, panting softly -- she expected this would have been enough to keep Chloe down but it seems the snake woman has more left into her. Her stubborn cry causes Mimiru to arch a brow and she moves her arms in a cross in front of her to block the incoming kick.
In spite of her effort to ward herself against the attack, the power being her kick is enough to knock Mimiru off her feet and lift her off a few feet in the air. She is still groaning in pain and wincing from the shock on her forearm and hardly has the time to move away from Chloe's hands as she latches into her.
Instead of trying to struggle, she braces for impact and tries to move to at least absorb a bit of the impact properly -- as much as she can from being powerbombed. Once she's slammed against the ground, Mimiru trashes a moment later to break the hold, squirming and bucking away.
She lets a howl of pain out of her throat from the impact, and she rises back to her feet painfully so, her breathing coming heavier and more ragged. "You're a tough one... Don't know when to quit..." She admits, panting. Her lips curl into a wide grin, "I like that... But I've got plenty more from where that came from!!"
Mimiru lifts her fist up in the air, a bright flash of flames erupting from her fist before she slams it down against the ground, "Take that!" She shouts as the flames literally snake its way underneath the grass, leaving a trail of burnt grass and flames until it reaches Chloe, a column of flames bursting out from underneath her feet.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Chloe with Indignation.
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Mimiru 0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2 Chloe
The advantage of a powerbomb (on the powerbomb-ee) is that they don't get held down for too long. Dropped, mostly; thrown into the ground rather than pinned. Chloe expects Mimiru to start fighting back again, and isn't disappointed.
As for Chloe - well, she knows when to give up; she just chooses not to a lot of the time.
Chloe grins when Mimiru makes her admission. "Keep on trying, then," she says, making a 'come here' gesture. She probably shouldn't have been quite so blase about it, though, judging by the power of Mimiru's return fire.
The trail of flames works its way toward Chloe. She isn't sure what to do about that - she tries to move, so that it doesn't end up under her, throwing herself forward at the last moment as if preparing to attack Mimiru. But the pillar of fire erupts out of the ground as she passes over it; Chloe finds herself going not only up but forward, arms pinwheeling.
She lands with a thump behind Mimiru. Chloe groans, pushing herself up - and then slumping back down, far too dazed to get up. Actually just lying down sounds /really good/ right this minute...
COMBATSYS: Chloe takes no action.
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COMBATSYS: Chloe can no longer fight.
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The pink haired woman straightens herself up after her final blaze. Her eyes follow Chloe spins around in the air. She turns on her heels and takes a step back as Chloe falls, ready to continue to fight if necessary.
She raises her fist up as Chloe tries to get back to her feet, but the moment she slumps and crashes down, Mimiru lowers her hand down. She heaves a relieved sigh, panting softly, "That was close..." She mutters under her breath. She grins and beams, "Oh yeah, that's just how I like it," She says, hurling her fist in the air.
She glances out at the small crowd around, giving them a V sign with her hand, "Another victory for the Stray Dog of Southtown!" She claims.
COMBATSYS: Mimiru has ended the fight here.
Log created on 19:06:42 05/09/2015 by Chloe, and last modified on 20:44:54 05/10/2015.