Description: Zach Glenn and Sie Kensou square off for Neo League action! (Winner: Kensou)
Kensou was not done at Yuri.
Defeating one of the heirs of Kyokugen Karate was not enough for the Psycho Soldier. Sie Kensou had to prove Justice High was the greatest. He was standing before the Le Petit Chien, a quiet cafe in downtown Southtown. Wire-frame chairs are scattered around the various glass-top tables. ARound the cafe, customers were sitting comfortably, while a camera crew of the Neo-League was set up nearby. The atmosphere was relaxing. Or at least, meant to be relaxing. Sie Kensou was not relaxed; he was brooding, arms crossed, with his back to the center of the makeshift 'fighting ring' before the cafe.
This time, however, he does think of Athena.
"Worthless." He mutters. "I would be there for her if she was taking the time to prove that Justice High was the greatest." The teenager was seething quietly. "What is she wasting her time with anyways? Probably eager to be the center of attention of a bunch of other men..." He tightens his fist, his back still to the center of the ring. His body was trembling with anger for a moment, before his thought flood him. "No." He shakes his head. "Don't let yourself be distracted by her." He grumbles.
"Justice High is more important than her."
"I dunno about all that," says Zach Glenn in a conversational tone. The Marine-cum-monster hunter steps into the confines of would-be ring. He's wearing a loose-fitting long sleeve shirt, loose fitting jeans, and sneakers. He is also wearing fingerless fighting gloves and a harness that holds what appears to be a wooden claymore across his back. He tilts his head to one side, blonde locks of hair starting to fall over emerald eyes as he peers at Kensou.
Something... is definitely odd about the young man in front of Zach. Something's... off. Zach's eyes narrow to slits as he regards Kensou carefully, stretching his arms out.
"Are you okay, young man," Zach enquires carefully, waiting for the start of the fight.
Kensou winces as Zach speaks to him.
Raising his shoulders indignantly, he turns around, glaring across the cobblestones, brow furrowed. His aura was... well, for an empath, they could sense the darkness that was over the teenager. It wasn't a natural darkness either; this wasn't a darkness from Kensou's heart, not entirely. It was as if there were two presences within him, holding themselves in discordant unison, instead of harmony. It was only worse when the thoughts of Athena passed in his mind.
Maybe his words were harsher than his heart.
"I'm as great as can be expected from a Justice High student! I am the peak of physical and mental condition!" He cries out, shaking his fist. He glances over his opponent, teeth gritted. Rolling his neck, he shakes out his limbs, stretching his legs. "I'm Kensou, by the way. You must be Zach. As a Justice High student, I make sure to be well read on these things." He sweeps his arms, and hold himself in a wide fighting stance, palms out. Glancing towards the judge of the match, he nods.
"Are we ready to start this thing?"
Zach gives Kensou another once-over, looking doubtful. "Physically, I'm sure," Zach partly agrees as he slides into a stance that could be taken for a boxing stance. Where Kensou's stance is wide and open, Zach's is compact and closed. "You're Sie Kensou, one of the Psycho Soldiers alongside Athena Asamiya," Zach states as he shifts lightly on the balls of his feet.
Zach doesn't take his eyes off of Kensou, but nods when the referee asks if Zach is ready. "You seem very proud of your school," he says carefully. Something's not right with the young man in front of him, and it worries Zach greatly.
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn has started a fight here.
Zach Glenn 0/-------/-------|
And the Ref stands between the two fighters.
"I don't need Athena." Kensou declares suddenly. "I am one of the Psycho Soldiers, Zach, but I can stand on my own without Athena!" The darkness intesifies, a storm raging within the young man. "And its not like she alongside me now..." The teenager mutters to himself. The referee suddenly looks to both fighters, and drops his hands.
"Ready? Make Fighting!"
And Kensou hurls himself forward.
The martial artist was almost gliding as he bounds through the air, the teenager moving with acrobatic skill and grace. Flinging through the air, he twists his body to lead with a flying elbow, attempting to slam it hard into Zach. Whether it is blocked or evaded, or even landed keen, the teenager would follow up with a knee thrust, still airborne. Before he even lands upon the ground from his pounce, he makes a last kick into the aerial combo, a relentless assault in a single bound.
The teenager's expression was cold.
COMBATSYS: Kensou has joined the fight here.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0 Kensou
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn blocks Kensou's Ryuu Renga.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0 Kensou
Zach forces the elbow aside with his left hand, shoves the knee down with his right hand, and then slips the kick. The concerned look on Zach's face remains in place as he circles Kensou. The mention of Athena seems to heat the young man up, and not in any good way. That does not at all line up with what Kensou is showing him, however.
Zach watches the way the younger man moves, the way he stands, watching for gaps in the style. "You can stand on your own," Zach says, "But you definitely want Athena, unless I miss my guess." Keep him talking, Zach thinks to himself. Figure out what the hell is going on with this young man before you have to start throwing the hard punches.
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn focuses on his next action.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0 Kensou
The assault was imperfect.
Kensou seethes, as his offense is nubbed. The elbow was deflected, the knee was shoved, and the kick was slipped away. As he lands on the ground, he readies himself for Zach's counterattack. Stance wide, he readies himself for the punch. Instead, he gets what he sees as a jab. He was trying to reach out to him. But Zach finds himself touching a nerve, as Kensou's eyes narrow.
Sie Kensou's face turns bright red. "You can't understand. YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND!" Comes the furious roar as he takes a short hop, spinning his arms around in a even circle. The violet-blue energy cascades over his form, the miasma of psychic energy rolling over him. Taking a second jump, he pounces, leaping through the air as the energy flows over him. He flies forward with another elbow, this time an elbow burning with his own psycho energy. His presence was a storm, a chaotic storm. He couldn't even think straight as he hurls himself straight into Zach, attempting to blow right over him with his acrobatic charge.
COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Zach Glenn with Ryuu Sohgeki EX.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0 Kensou
Zach loosens his stance as he /feels/ the energy build up around Kensou. Bad word choices plus angry and confused young man will cause that. Zach frowns a bit; he doesn't want Kensou going on a rampage. It's doubtful Zach will get through with just words, as preferable as that might be. He's also no mentalist like his father, or even his girlfriend.
Kensou charges, and Zach thrusts both hands forward with his palms toward the charging Psycho Soldier. Golden light flares out from the palms, catching and paring off some of Kensou's energy. It's not enough however, as the elbow slams into Zach's chest squarely and forces the larger man to stagger slightly.
"You love her," Zach states even as he brings his left fist back and fires off a single body blow at Kensou. "It's not that hard to understand."
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn successfully hits Kensou with Medium Punch.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0 Kensou
The l word.
As he rips into Zach, the golden light deflects his energy, taking the teeth off his assault. It still was an elbow, but without the psychic energy, it wasn't hitting as hard as Kensou wanted. Rebounding off, he tries to recover. But Zach says the word. The word that cuts him to the bone. He is dazed as he tries to come with a response, the punch coming in, and the teenager moving to catch and deflect.
And in a moment, he makes a mistake.
The blow comes to Kensou's body, taking the wind out from him in a single strike. Gasping, he stumbles back, groaning in pain. For a moment, the darkness seem to lift. Only a moment. As he comes to his senses, he steps back towards his opponent. "I -don't- love her" He spits out, the words coming out with venom. "I have more important things to do than LOVE!" He takes another step, this time low, dipping down with the wide stance, and lets out a quick kick straight for Zach's ankles. He wanted him on the ground.
He wanted him to be in place for his next blow.
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn endures Kensou's Light Kick.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0 Kensou
Zach doesn't move to avoid the kick, and feels his balance get a bit precarious as Kensou's kick slams into his lead foot. Zach's stance is deceptively well-rooted for something so basic, and yet he is still falling foward towards the crouching Kensou. All according to plan.
"THE HELL YOU DO!" Zach roars as he throws another left that starts low and all but screams towards Kensou's head in a blisteringly fast path that is something between a hook and an uppercut!
COMBATSYS: Kensou parries Zach Glenn's Dynamite Punch!
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1 Kensou
"I HATE HER!"
Kensou's seething rage continues to boil, as his tripping blow comes clean. The words were... the words couldn't be coming from his heart. They had to be from his head. And yet, every note was coming natural. "You have no idea what kind of girl she really is! How distant she is! How far away! You give and give to her, and she just takes and takes!" The frothing anger continues to lash out, as the upper cut comes as the counter attack. This would have been a strong tactical move... except for the fact Kensou was already recovered. This was not an aggressive attack, but a safe one. Rising up again, he slips beside the attack, his arms sweeping to guide Zach forward, to throw him off balanced. Rolling over to the ground, he was flipped upside down behind Zach... and he swiftly fires straight upwards, his legs whipping around in a helicoptor kick. A ruthless, staggering assault, attempting to blow his opponent straight into the air.
"If she really cared, she would be here right now!"
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn blocks Kensou's Ryuu Gakusai EX.
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Zach Glenn 1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1 Kensou
Zach spins with the pull, and this is the only thing that lets him stave off Kensou's flurry of kicks with raised forearms. The start of massive bruises start to show, alerting Zach to the intensity of those strikes. The energies running through him are not keeping up with the abuse the younger man is delivering. Time to switch to the offensive, then.
"She may be like that now," Zach says, agreeing with Kensou on the surface. He throws a swift, savage kick at Kensou's midsection. It's aimed more at forcing Kensou away from him for a moment than doing any serious damage. He uses the moment to pull the wooden sword from his back into a ready position. "But I know what she will become." Zach then charges towards Kensou, the length of the weapon trailing low from Zach's hip. "She saved me, once upon a time."
COMBATSYS: Kensou parries Zach Glenn's Light Kick!
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Zach Glenn 1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1 Kensou
"That's all she does."
The last word comes with a growl as he flips over his opponent. As the follow up kick comes to catch the teenager on the drop, he twists his entire body around, bending forward to let it slip under his belly. Placing his hands over the leg, he then swings underneath, rolling on the ground right beside's Zach's right. Kensou was moving faster and faster, keeping close to Zach with blazing agility. In a second, he would go from high to low, from left to right. He was encircling Zach with stunning speed, never relenting. But his anger had not quelled.
"She's ALWAYS been like that."
"She only saves people who needs saving."
Kensou continues his roll, before perking up low on both legs, continuing his movement. "Because I'm becoming BETTER than her. I never see her study. I never see her showing her TRUE school spirit!" "She never would force me to study. She would never force me to be better. Instead she would just do her STUPID promotions! Like she's a star! A rising star! The only star rising is ME!" The last word comes as Kensou, coming from the flanks again, hurls his hands down hard together, attempting to smash it hard into the base of Zach's neck. He was coming from all sides now, harrying the hunter. If Zach didn't shake him off...
Kensou would tear him to pieces.
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn interrupts Kobokushu EX from Kensou with Soaring Dragon EX.
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Zach Glenn 1/----===/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\1 Kensou
Zach's eyes narrow as he tries to track Kensou's movements, turning slowly turning to avoid giving Kensou his back. The words are tracking, following a certain twisted kind of logic. But there is, to Zach's mind, an equally jarring disconnect. The school thing comes up. Again.
And then Kensou's first strike comes in. Zach hunches up, catching the strike on his shoulder as he resettles the grip on the practice weapon.
Golden light licks down the blade of the claymore like a slow fire, slithering across the length of the weapon. Zach crouches slightly, and then jumps explosively upward, sweeping the blade of the weapon from low to high as the jump carries him skyward.
The blade is aimed just below Kensou's ribcage, and connects with an almost thunderous force to slam the young Psycho Soldier away.
Zach lands lightly on his feet, his breathing a little rough as he watches Kensou's next movement. The hunter has no words, though. The situation seems a little past that now.
As Kensou comes in from the flank, Zach manages to meet him. The blade comes, actually used now as Zach rises to catch him. The blow slams him hard in the abdomen, stunning him for a moment as he blown back. Tumbling on the ground, he rolls in a controlled fashion. Finally, he perks right back up, gripping his stomach. He spits on the ground, a little bit of blood from his mouth. His limbs were covered in abrasions. And his gut -burned-
And then, Kensou says something that Kensou had never said before.
The cuss word comes out harshly, with more weight than before. Sinister, bitter anger comes forward as Kensou charges back. His resolve was iron now, his anger to a peak. He would beat this man into pieces. Pummel him until he could not move. Surging straight for the man, his limbs were flying, flailing around in a manic, wild fashion. Hurling himself at Zach, he hurls out overhead punch after overhead punch, encircling Zach as he approaches with the frenzied blows. Four cycles of his limbs in perfect harmony, before bringing his fists together, and leaping into the air with a staggering upwards blow...
Aimed right for Zach's own chin.
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn blocks Kensou's Shouryu Renken.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/-======|>>>>>>>\-------\0 Kensou
Zach hunkers down, setting his weight firmly and brings the claymore into a middle guard position. Golden power sheathes Glenn as he parries and deflects each strike that comes in, reducing the impact of each strike enough to keep the psion on his feet.
Zach takes a deep breath, bringing the sword to point at Kensou. "It's a rough game," Zach says flatly, before raising the weapon back over his right shoulder. The hunter then charges Kensou, bringing the energy sheathed blade up and over, aimed solidly at the Psycho Soldier's collarbone!
COMBATSYS: Kensou dodges Zach Glenn's Heavy Strike.
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/-======|>>>>>>>\-------\0 Kensou
The sword was pain.
Kensou's own violet energy was mustering against Zach's gold, the two psionics battling hand to hand. As the hammering fists come, Kensou just keeps hurling himself into his opponent. As the last upwards blow comes, he is taking to the air. The weapon comes over his opponent's shoulder, and he twists again, the energy-laced weapon tearing a mere inch by his neck. Evading, he hits the ground again, rebounding back up.
Or rather, leaping back up.
He was exploding right back as he hits the ground, exploding straight for Zach's own chest with a rising knee. Under these tight quarters, under these tight pressure, he was unleashing a relentless attack. Anger was running through him. He was not second guessing his actions. He was impulsive, acting on his instincts. Unrestained, unfettered.
It felt good.
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn endures Kensou's Medium Kick.
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Zach Glenn 1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>>\-------\1 Kensou
Zach flings the sword away on the follow through and presses into Kensou with a long stride. The knee strikes true, earning Kensou a pained grunt for his troubles. Zach's arms are still low, as if still holding the weapon. Glenn shoulders into Kensou, trying to force the smaller man back just a bit as golden energy swirls around Zach's hands. It coalescing into a claymore similar in length to the sword he just cast away, but more detailed than the practice weapon.
"Time for a nap, kid," Zach growls, as he brings the sword construct up in a vicious arc that won't actually cut so much as knock Kensou into a high arc. Almost as if Zach were using Kensou as a golf ball of sorts.
COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Zach Glenn's Claw Flare EX.
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Zach Glenn 1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>>\>>-----\1 Kensou
Kensou hurls his knee up, smashing into Zach. But in turn, he was actually falling into Zach clutches. This time, as he hurtles himself in, he was exposed. The golden energy swirls around, this time as a sword. And Kensou was in no position to dodge. His blue-violet energy cascades around him as he brings his arms up against the energy, matching force with force. The blow tears into him, but a psychotic grin comes across Kensou's face as he is knocked away. Landing on his feet 3 meters away, it shakes his arms in pain. Was this even Kensou? He roars out, in response to his opponent.
"I've endured math homework!"
No, it was still Kensou.
"It will take a lot more to make me sleep!" He continues, sweeping his arms now in careful circles; one counterclockwise, the other clockwise. Moving in unison, the energy flashes over him again, and like that, he blasts it forward. A small ball of psycho energy fires out, barreling straight for Zach's chest. He had momentum. He had the spirit. And once he beat Zach?
He would study even more math!
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn fails to interrupt Choukyuu Dan EX from Kensou with Claw Spiker.
- Power fail! -
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Zach Glenn 0/-------/--=====|>>>>>>>\>>>>---\1 Kensou
Zach brings the sword construct over his head in a tight arc behind his right shoulder, before whipping around sharply down on the blast. The sword strikes the street, shattering the pavement underneath it with thunderous force.
As impressive as this might appear? It proves utterly ineffective, missing Kensou and the blast he hurls at Zach completely. The sphere of force slams into Glenn, bouncing him across the street. The golden blade evaporates into scattering motes of light as the hunter rolls, then bounces into a low crouch. Zach's breathing is rough, his posture slumped. Kensou's hurt the older man, but it's apparent from the fire in Zach's eyes that he's not /quite/ out of this fight just yet.
He would be, soon.
Even from the distance, Kensou could feel his superiority. Even as the man reacts, even as the sword shatters the pavement below with the sheer, force, the fact was that Kensou was faster... and far away. The ball strikes Zach, and the counter-attack is sidestepped. Kensou still was smirking. He could see Zach now on the ground, doubled over. He was not yet finished.
It was time to finish him.
"You think this is for her?" Sie Kensou said angrily. "This is for Justice High. This is for a school worth dying for. This is to prove that I don't need to be part of the Psycho Soldiers. I don't need to be in anybody's shadow to be great." Kensou continues to sweep his arms in that clockwise/counter-clockwise pattern. The trail of energy cascades from his hands, spreading long circular lines in its wake. Finally, he draws all the energy within him, drawing it to his heart. Taking a deep breath in, he exhales. And with sweep, leaps forward, diving towards Zach as he unleashes all the psycho energy built up inside into a singular, massive Psycho Ball, unleashing it straight towards his opponent.
COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Zach Glenn with Shinryuu Choukyuu Dan.
-* CRITICAL HIT! *-
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Zach Glenn 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0 Kensou
"No," Zach grunts. "I don't. But I don't think this is you, either." Kensou fires. Zach picks himself up and sprints towards Kensou. The massive sphere comes screaming in, and Zach tries to spin move around it. The blast strikes cleanly, sending Zach into an almost drunken stumble as he gathers his own energy araound his right hand. He continues to stagger towards Kensou, reaching for the young man's shirt.
"You ought to get some rest," Zach hisses as he pulls his right hand back, visibly shaking with the collected force collected there. He thrusts that right hand forward. "Let me help you with that," he says as the energy forms once more into that sword. Zach swings once, unleashing a wave of force upon Kensou. Glenns stays standing for a moment, his body holding the pose of a completed swing. The sword is gone now. Zach wobbles once, and then collapses in an unconscious heap.
COMBATSYS: Zach Glenn can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Zach Glenn's #Drynwyn+#.
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This isn't you.
The words hit Kensou in the heart. But at this point, he had enough wounds in his heart where he felt nothing. This is him now. He is a loyal student of Justice High, and is proving his strength to the entire world. He was better than he ever was before. A star student... and a star fighter. As Zach is struck, he actually laughs. "Bullseye." He responds. "Just like... just like Hitomi." He could think about his fight with Hitomi now, with even less hesitation. Zach rises up, with a hiss.
And the counterattack comes.
The man comes roaring in, and Kensou throws up his right arm. To catch the blow. To stop it cold. And it does, in a way, stop cold. Kensou holds himself in place. He takes the hit with staggering force, and stands fast. He stares Zach in the eye, in defiance. He was strong. He WAS strength. But as Zach collapses... there is a harsh stab through his arm. He looks his arm, half-interested... and he notices the jagged bone first, before the crooked angle.
His arm was broken.
The man had broken his arm. Kensou, in a flash of anger, gives a quick kick to Zach as he is down. The ref... the ref moves, waving his arms. "Stop! Stop! It's over! You win!' He calls out. Kensou looks down at the man, tears in the corner of his eyes. "You... bully." He couldn't curse again this time. He looks at his right arm. He... he knew what this meant. As the medical team comes towards him, he just tightens his left fist, bringing it to his heart.
"I will just do homework with my left hand, then."
COMBATSYS: Kensou has ended the fight here.
Log created on 17:51:15 12/23/2015 by Zach Glenn, and last modified on 22:36:57 12/23/2015.