Description: Alternately: 'When The Shih Tzu Hits The Dan' - What's that, Daniel? You managed to get in the Chief's crosshairs again? That means a Neo-League fight. And not with a young lady this time. Oh no. This time it is with 6 feet of Spetsnaz fury. Are you gonna mess this one up, Little? (Winner: Sergei)
"... Yeah Chief, I'm at the spot."
Those were the words from the detective of Interpol as he staggers into the grounds of the Municipal Dog Pound within Southtown. The smell of dog was strong. The sound of dog was strong. As the detective works through the concrete floors of the exterior dog pound, he passes the cages of barking, forlorn animals. Some dogs were strays. Some abandoned. Some were just too much trouble, and left behind. Daniel Jack was dressed in his Interpol greys, the government suit of plain colors and wool fabric. Ear glued to the phone, the dark-skinned detective was still ranting into the cellphone.
"Are you serious about this, Chief?"
The detective's words are tough, unusually tough for someone talking to the chief. The rattle from the tinny speaker was the response. "Well Chief, It's just that I am dealing with the biggest case in my entire life, I am about to bring an entire criminal enterprise to its knees, and frankly, that seems a little more important coming out to a dog pound. Am I adopting a puppy for Agent Mallone?" Daniel Jack looks towards the corner... and suddenly notices the camera crew in the clearing between the dog cages, with the judge.
Daniel Jack suddenly cringes.
"Neo-League? NEO-LEAGUE? Chief, last time you put me through the Neo-League, I ended up being called a LADYKILLER? You aren't serious!" There was a pause. "You are serious. Chief, I am about to have a MASSIVE CRIMINAL BREAKTHROUGH. You can't be serious about putting me through the Neo-League gauntlet against because I -might- have had a potential suspect ripping off his pants."
And Daniel facepalms.
"And you are also having Agent Mallone watching over me to make sure I don't 'do drugs' while on a mission. Right. Just to confirm I am -clean-." Daniel Jack looks around briefly, as the camera crew gets into place. "Okay, I don't see her yet. Look, if she doesn't show up, I don't have to fight, right? I'm not fighting her, right? Right?" Daniel was sweating for a second, but he wipes the sweat away soon enough, sighing. He gives another look around.
"Who am I even facing this time? Another underage girl?"
Sergie walks up slowly into the clearing. His face is cold and expressionless. He shows no reaction to the film crew or the barking dogs. He looks at Daniel, and then to his watch.
A high-pitched squeal that resembles something between a swooping eagle and half a dozen cars slamming on their breaks echoes through the air as if in response to the agent's question. There is a few moments of ominous silence as if the universe inserted a pause for the sole sake of allowing curiosity or dread to sink into those present. A young woman dressed in the dark blues of a police uniform comes running into view from around the far side of the building not long after. One hand is firmly pressed against the top of her head to keep the stylish domed hat from flying off in her hurry as she stumbles forward on high-heeled shoes that look very impractical for law-enforcement. In the other, she carries what appears to be a ball of fur about the size of a basketball.
Agent Daisy Mallone rushes directly towards her partner and only when she is within imminent danger of crashing directly into him does she seem to remember that she probably ought to slow down. Her heels dig into the sidewalk with a grinding sound that brings her to a halt only inches away and she shifts from desperate emergency braking to thrusting the furry thing into his face with another ear-rending squeal.
"Daniel, Daniel! Look what I found! Isn't it just the most adorable thing?! Eeee!!"
With the ball of fuzz now squarely in his face he can now see that it appears to possess a pair of eyes deep within the fluff. Tiny struts of what must be legs jut out at odd angles around Daisy's hands wiggling happily. A yipping bark emanates from the front of the thing.
And then -he- shows up.
The man is... a soldier? As he strides out, utterly emotionless, utterly expressionless, he just falls into his position, and.... waits there. Daniel Jack gets a look of dread, as the phone continues to bark. Narrowing his eyes, he begins to approach towards him...
When a scream breaks out.
Suddenly he has a dog shoved in his face. Looking confused, Daniel Jack stumbles back. It takes a moment before he found. "Uh... Agent Mallone." Daniel Jack begins, as the phone continues to bark at him. Daniel Jack stares at the puppy. He stares at the phone. "Here, uh, Agent Mallone. Your father is on the phone. He'd love to hear about it." Daniel Jack hands the phone to Daisy's shoulder, and quickly turns to face down his opponent. As he steps forward into the circle of barking dogs, he stops a few meters from his opponent. Spreading out his stance, he falls into the defensive stance of Todoh-Ryuu Kobojutsu. One hand forward. One hand back. Stance spread out. And facing his opponent warily. "So uh... you are Russian." He states, as the judge stands between.
"You in the military, or something scuzzy?"
Daisy seems unperturbed by the dismissive response and happily turns to take the phone, squeezing it between her shoulder and cheek. "Oh, Daddy is? Okay!"
The ball of fuzz gives another excited yip at Daniel before being flipped around to face the pretty blonde again who snuggles it against her face with a girlish giggle. "Guess what I found, Daddy! A doggy! That's right!" She pauses to listen for a few moments, unconcerned with the face-off between the two men. "His name. Hmm..."
Daisy's face shifts to an expression of contemplation her eyes narrowing slightly and her tongue poking out the corner of her lips in an almost cartoonish fashion. Then an idea seems to strike her. Eyes sparkling, she sets the ball of fuzz on the ground and it proceeds to run circles around her yapping away. The tonfa hanging from her belt is pulled free and she holds it by the long handle like a sword, kneeling down on the sidewalk.
The dog, sensing something different, comes to a stop infront of Daisy and peers up at her quizzically. Looking very solemn and grim, she clears her throat and holds the tonfa aloft just above it.
"By the power vested in me by...those guys who sign my paycheck... I dub thee..." She taps the tonfa downward in the air twice, once over each side of the furball. "Sir Flearoy Jenkins the Third! Rise, noble warrior, and join the fight against tyranny and injustice!"
Sir Flearoy cocks his head to one side and then jumps up and latches onto the tonfa with its tiny mouth growling ferociously. Well, as ferociously as it can. Daisy's mask of severity shatters and she smiles dazzlingly, nodding at the newest police dog enthusiastically.
"That's the spirit!"
Sergie says nothing in response. He starts to prepare his stance with his legs forward and his forearms in front.
He notices the judge is starting the match.
Stepping in, he reaches out to seize Daniel by his shoulder and hip. Should he get his grips on the detective, he would pivot, and hurl him straight to the ground in a hip throw. A perfect position... for him to follow up on.
COMBATSYS: Daniel has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Sergei has joined the fight here.
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COMBATSYS: Sergei successfully hits Daniel with Strong Throw.
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Daniel 0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0 Sergei
"Wow, not much of a talker are you."
Daniel Jack didn't get any reaction from this guy. Keeping his footwork steadfast, he turns his attention a bit to the sideshow of... Agent Mallone and the puppy. She was knighting the dog. She was actually knighting the animal. Did she even own it yet? What was the Chief reacting with? Was he still yelling? Was he happy? Was he mad? He didn't know. As the judge calls for the start, Daniel's opponent rushes in, aiming in to grab.... the shoulder and hip? Oh, it must be aikido. Daniel Jack already begins to reaction, to guide the hands past him, to reposition, and then, escape from the-
It wasn't Aikido.
Daniel Jack suddenly finds himself not thrown, but ultimately -spiked' right into the concrete. The floor crack as Daniel is sent hurtling straight down, flipped over fully on his back. The detective groans in pain. But he gets up fast. He had to get up fast. He knew that if this wasn't aikido.... he needed to stay OFF the ground. cause if it was a different grappling martial art...
He's -dead- if he stays on the ground.
The detective riots back up to a stand, body already bruised and nearly broken. "Okay scuzzy." Daniel growls, surging himself straight back at the man. Lunging in with a palm strike with the left, he quickly follows up with a hand chop with the right. Orange energy floods him as he follows up with lash of energy, attempting to slash it into the russian. Should that manage to stun him? Daniel Jack would follow up with a hip throw of his OWN, to send the man right to the ground. Just like....
Just like how HE was sent to the ground.
COMBATSYS: Sergei dodges Daniel's Gang Buster EX.
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Daniel 0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0 Sergei
After his hip throw lands cleanly, Sergei repositions, standing over Daniel. As Daniel makes his counter-attack, Sergei darts away from Daniel's initial assault. With quick cunning he dodges the cheap magic trick. Sergei reaches out to grab the Detective’s arm to kick him to the cages with all the other dogs in the pound.
COMBATSYS: Daniel blocks Sergei's Purge Slam.
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Daniel 0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0 Sergei
Oh no a guy that big shouldn't be that fast.
Daniel Jack hurls out a thrusting palm strike and a staggering hand chop, and it is all for naught as his opponent rather carefully evades every blow. Even the small Kasane Ate is evaded, the Russian slipping around it silently. As Daniel Jack recovers, Sergei doesn't let him. Almost immediately, the man was seizing Daniel by the arm, and jostling him around for the follow up. When he turns him towards the cages, Daniel Jack knew what was coming. Bringing up his other arm, he catches the kick by the ankle, slowing it down enough that when he IS launched, Daniel Jack was in control on impact.
His back hits the cages, the detective still standing.
The dogs behind him snarl and nip, barking into a frantic frenzy. Daniel Jack pushes off, glaring at the man. "Listen here, scuzzy. I'm only fighting you because The Chief is telling me to. So maybe you just need to chill out a bit, you dig?" Approaching cautiously, the detective eyes the brutal man carefully. He... might be a better grappler than Daniel Jack. This was a possibility. One he had to test, for certain. Circling around his opponent, he moves cautiously. Slowly.
And finally, he steps in, making his move.
Stepping in towards the brutal man, Daniel Jack attempts to seize Sergei by his arm. This should provoke a counter-attack. But Daniel was ahead of this. See, when Sergei would try to reverse it, Daniel would simply reverse the reversal, and then use that momentum to focus on the countering arm. Should he manage to reserve that reversal, Daniel Jack would then attempting to hurl Sergei over his shoulder with a pivot throw, and send the towering Russian straight down into the concrete. And if he didn't try the reversal?
Well then he would hurl Sergei over his shoulder with a pivot throw!
And send the towering Russian straight down into the concrete!
Daisy didn't actually own the dog. She had pretty much just grabbed it out of a cage after spotting it and run off. But that's a mere formality, surely no one would deny her ownership of such an adorable fuzzball! Her father would see to it, one way or another. He never could say no to her. Which explains a lot, really.
Now that the formalities are out of the way, the cop rose to her feet pulling the tonfa up with the intention of sliding it back into her belt. However, Sir Flearoy has other ideas. The little ball of fur continues to growl and clings tenaciously to the stick, wiggling his little legs in the air in an attempt to find purchase.
The fight draws Daisy's attention elsewhere, however, and she doesn't notice that her cargo is a little heavy. Daniel gets slammed to the ground and his opponent seems too quick for the old cop to keep up. This doesn't look good! While she can't interfere directly in a competition fight like this, she can't sit by and do nothing either!
"Danieeeel! You can do it! I believe in you!!"
Daisy waves her arms back and forth in the air like a cheerleader, swinging her tonfa around like a white fuzzy pompom. Wait, she didn't bring one of those with her, did she? Oh well! Go team!
COMBATSYS: Sergei blocks Daniel's Strong Throw.
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Daniel 0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0 Sergei
After managing to avoid getting some very unique scars off of the cages, the officer complains that he is fighting being forced to Sergei. Daniel tries to grab him to throw him, but his steady arm is merely twisted a bit.
With his other arm, Sergei swings with lightning speed at Daniel’s soft throat.
COMBATSYS: Sergei successfully hits Daniel with Rapid Grapple.
- Power hit! -
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Daniel 1/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0 Sergei
Daniel Jack grabs the arm.
The detective had this. Already, his partner was cheering for himself. Looking over, he could see her swinging her pom pom around. Yes, Daniel Jack could feel it. He was gonna win this. He was gonna be NUMBER ONE! He looks back towards Sergei, and then suddenly a double-take back to Daisy. Wait a minute. Was she swinging around the dog-
And he gets a handchop to the throat.
"GRAGHS" Is the sound that Daniel makes as his throat bones are crushed. Releasing the man, he just stumbles. Wait, doesn't that make it hard to breath. "THGAS" was the follow up sound, as blood comes from Daniel's mouth. As he chokes and fights, Daniel Jack's eyes narrows hard. He wasn't going down like this. Burning spirit flows into him as he quickly ignores the fact a bone was making very hard to breath right now. Surging back towards Sergei, he hurls out a palm strike with the left, and a hand chop with the right. And should both land? He would ONCE AGAIN attempt to pivot throw him, to hurl HIM on HIS BACK.
"AGHMBA" Was the blood-flecked sputter.
Meanwhile, there was some light, cheerful laughter from Daniel's cellphone, as the camera man focuses on -Daisy- now.
COMBATSYS: Sergei counters Skiffle Drop from Daniel with Red Alert.
~ Cruel hit! ~
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Daniel 0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0 Sergei
The bloodied Daniel charges while gurgling blood. The right hand chop then slides off of the blood on Sergei’s hand. He grabs Daniel’s left hand and sweeps him to the ground.
On the ground, Sergei bends Daniel’s whole body to apply his full weight on his crushed throat.
What happens next was almost surgical. With a deft gesture, Sergei shoots his hand to Daniel's throat again. He removes the bone that was sticking out of Daniel’s throat with quick precision. The bone tears through the throat as Sergei lifts it up, leaving the detective bleeding. And with a casual gesture, he throws it to Sir Flearoy.
As Daniel Jack tries to land his blows, he is instead caught. With deft movement, the detective is sent facedown, crushing hard into the concrete. While that is enough to break his nose, it was what came NEXT that was something. He suddenly felt himself twisted around, and then... pain. PAIN. He feels hot blood down his throat as the pain... changes. From the inside, to the outside. He is released, as he brings a hand to his throat.
Daniel Jack struggles back up to a stand, energy flowing over him. "DAISY! DAISY! DOCTOR! GET DOCTOR HERE!" He sputters as he turns around. Staring down the barrel of pure Russian efficiency, the detective was wide-eyed in terror. This was entire barrels of suck. Drawing his arms around, the orange energy builds up to a head. His throat was bleeding more, but at least he wasn't coughing up blood. Raising them high, he sweeps his arms down, attempting something, ANYTHING against the Russian terror. A shockwave of orange energy flows out, attempting to blast his opponent back to the cages.
COMBATSYS: Daniel successfully hits Sergei with Kasane Ate.
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Daniel 0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0 Sergei
Oblivious to the attentions of the camera, Daisy just laughed cheerfully along with the voice on the phone. This was fun! She would have to ask her daddy to send them on more assignments like this! Her make-shift pompom continued to wave around in the air until something came sailing towards her from the direction of the two combatants.
The cop didn't recognize it at first but Sir Flearoy did. Releasing his deathgrip on the tonfa, the little puffball flung himself through the air and snatched the bone in mid-flight doing a little backflip as the impact sent its tiny body sailing back a few yards. Daisy blinked and peered down at the dog with a curious look.
"Hey, whatcha got there, huh? Did the nice man give you a present? Ehehe!"
Daisy turns to wave at Sergei with a bright smile and thank him for the dog treat. She turns to Daniel next and gives him another fistpump and a cheer but pauses when he starts gurgling at her in desperation.
"Eh? What's that, Daniel? I didn't make that out very well!" She cups a hand to her ear but his frantic shouting doesn't help. Only then does she seem to notice his predicament. A gloved hand goes to her mouth as she gasps softly.
"Oh my! Are you alright? You seem to be bleeding quite a bit!"
The detective finally managed to succeed in a clean attack. After failing to avoid the orange blast, Sergei was knocked back into the cages. After some of the dogs lapped up Daniel’s blood on Sergei, he stood back up. Sergei charged forwards with his fist pulled back. Aiming to finish off Daniel with a blow right to the sternum.
COMBATSYS: Daniel dodges Sergei's Sub-Zero.
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Daniel 0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0 Sergei
When in doubt, Kasane Ate.
The detective's blast of energy manages to give him space. Blowing the Russian back, the detective gingerly rubs his neck. "Oh god, I can... breath? Whoa. okay scuzzy. Okay. Thank you. Okay." As the dogs begin to lick the blood off, Daniel Jack looks at Daisy. "I'm okay! I'm okay. Also doctor Daisy. Medical. I don't want to go to the vet after this."
He was gonna end up at the vet.
He knew it in his heart.
As the Russian comes surging back to the detective, the detective in turn brings his own guard back. The punch comes rioting out, and Daniel Jack brings his palms against the arm. Side stepping steadily, he rotates around, letting the punch fire past him. At the flanks of the massive Russian, the detective gets in place.
And fires the punches.
Daniel Jack unleashes another palm strike with the left, and another hand chop with the right. The same combination, with variations at the end. Firing in with an elbow jab, the detective rips out with a fourth elbow jab. A quick four hit combo, attempting to overwhelm the other man.
And show that he was not out of this fight just yet!
COMBATSYS: Sergei blocks Daniel's Zoot Suit Riot.
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Daniel 0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0 Sergei
Daisy strains to hear over the barking dogs but nods slowly as if in understanding. "Well, ofcourse we have to take him to the vet after this! Sir Flearoy needs his shots!" The little puffball continues to gnaw greedily on the bone but stops to yap a couple times. Daisy crosses her arms and looks slightly worried. "But what about your neck? Maybe I should get some bandaids."
The predicable hand chops and palm strikes were easily deflected by Sergei. The elbow jabs were unexpected but blocked partially with his forearms.
Sergei returned the advance by the overly confident Daniel, with a kick aimed for his kneecap.
COMBATSYS: Daniel interrupts Light Kick from Sergei with Jumping Jack Flash EX.
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Daniel Jack was leaning in hard.
"No, no, not the dog Agent Mallone!" The detective calls out as his combo ends. Dipping in low, Sergei was thrusting in with an opening kick. The kick comes jabbing in, as Daniel was low. Reaching both hands around, he seizes the leg as it comes rushing in. The blow comes, nearly knocking him over.
But he got a grip.
Launching straight up in the air, he takes Sergei airborne as he leaps up. Orange chi energy flows from his arms into the Russian. Reaching an apex, he whips Sergei back. And like that, he spikes Sergei, straight down to the concrete ground into an energy explosion.
The dogs, suddenly, fall silent.
Sergei was tossed up and then blasted back to the ground. While he was getting annoyed by this simple investigator, there was no indication in his expression to show it. Sergei stood up from the cracked concrete to throw his opponent back down to the ground in a cloud of dog hair.
COMBATSYS: Daniel blocks Sergei's Medium Throw.
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Daniel was no simple investigator.
The Agent of Interpol was proving his worth as the Russian swiftly seizes him as he rises up. "Grk!" The detective grunts as he is thrown down to the ground. Daniel Jack, on instinct, rolls on the impact, tumbling hard into the concrete. Slamming into the cages again, he lays there a minute, stunned, but not stopped.
A dog licks his hand, instead of biting it.
The dog hair hangs in the air, as Daniel Jack coughs hard. Rolling back upright, the detective rises to a stand, his stance wide, his hands steady. His aura was hot, burning orange flames flickering around him. Sweeping his arms around, the detective builds up the energy around even more. Letting the chi flow around him, he finally slams both arm downwards. The crash of energy comes into a shockwave, blowing outwards into a semi-circle before him. It was slow, and it was rising fast. But as it blasts towards Sergei, one thing was certain.
This was a LOT stronger than the last wave of energy he sent his way.
COMBATSYS: Sergei blocks Daniel's Chou Kasane Ate.
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With Daniel recovering from the throw, Sergei watches carefully. He sees Daniel prepare an energy attack. With quick reactions, Sergei protects himself from the wave by grabbing one of the dog cages and putting it in front of him.
After the dog yelps in pain, Sergei throws the cage with the dog inside at Daniel.
COMBATSYS: Sergei successfully hits Daniel with Large Thrown Object.
- Power hit! -
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Daniel Jack's energy waves were dangerous.
Unleashing the Chou Kasane Ate, the detective recovers smoothly. He could feel it. He could feel the momentum. As he regains his footing, Sergei was also regaining his footing... by grabbing a dog cage? The detective's eyes go wide. He wouldn't actually- and he does. He actually throws the poor animal AND the cage towards him. The little dog was yelping in pain and terror, as it is hurled towards Daniel Jack. Daniel Jack opens his arms, ready to catch the cage harmlessly. It comes closer... closer.... CLOSER....
And with deft reflexes, Daniel Jack catches the cage.
"Hah, jeeze, I was a little-"
The cage door opens towards Daniel.
Immediately the Shin Tzu within leaps from the cage, tearing into Daniel's torso. "AAGH! AAGH! AAGH!" Was Daniel's cries as he drops the cage on his foot. With both hands free, he grabs at the small dog biting at him. Now, the dog was biting his right hand, and latching on. Daniel Jack shakes, shakes the dog, trying to get it off. It lets go of Daniel's hand, and relocates on his nose. "AAAGH! AAAAGH! AAAAAAGH!" Daniel Jack pulls, pulls at the dog. He manages to rip it free, and with a final effort, starts to throw it off...
And instead, puts it down softly on the ground.
It immediately starts biting Daniel Jack's shin.
"AAAAGH! AAAAGH! AAAAAGH!" Comes the cry as Daniel Jack limps a bit. Giving up on the dog, he kicks the cage with his non-dogged leg, and forces himself towards Sergei. "AAAGH!" He starts, thrusting a palm strike towards Sergei... and then, chaining into a hand chop. Elbow Jab. Elbow Jab. Palm Strike. Hand Chop. The combination comes with careful, rapid precision, the detective fighting against the dog biting his leg. Hand chop. Hang Chop. Rising Palm. And finally, Daniel Jack would move into to seize Sergei by the hip. He would then attempt to throw him to the ground... and if successful, he WOULD be doing a pin... if it wasn't for the fact that the dog some how bite-crawled its way up Daniel's leg.
And brings him to the ground, biting at his throat.
COMBATSYS: Daniel can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Sergei counters Harlem Sunset EX from Daniel with Pit Fall.
~ Cruel hit! ~
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Sergei found the hand strikes feeble and predictable, and began to bore. Catching both elbows in his hands, he slides his leg behind Daniel and throws him to the ground and shattering the elbows. While pinning the detective down, Sergei begins letting the Shin Tzu rip into Daniel freely.
As the fluffy little dog finishes its savaging of Daniel’s soft flesh. Sergei picks it up by the scruff of the neck. He stares at it with his cold, neutral eyes.
Sergei puts the dog under his arm and pets it as he walks off humming.
Daisy gasps as the poor little doggy squeals in pain, its tiny form heartlessly used as a shield by the imposing special agent. She fumbles for something at her neck for a moment then pulls a large whistle on a chain out from underneath her shirt and blows on it several times with ear-piercing effect. The dogs go completely bonkers but she ignores them and rushes up to interpose herself between Sergei and her fallen partner, shouting, "Stop! Stop! Game over! That is definately a foul!"
When she reaches Daniel's side, the cop plants her feet and puts her hands on her hips giving the large Russian a disapproving frown. Sir Flearoy, noticing the absence of his new mistress, takes up the bone in his tiny jaws and scampers after her running in a wide circle around the three humans with muffled yips and growls.
"You, mister, are not very nice! Who uses a poor innocent little doggy in such an abusive fashion?!" She sticks a finger out to wave at the retreating man as if he were some misbehaving child. "Why, I ought to write you a ticket for animal cruelty!"
"ARGH! ARGH! AAAAARGH!"
Daniel Jack's cries of pain as the Russian breaks him out of his combo... and breaks him down for the tiny Shih Tzu tears him asunder finally die down, as the detective falls into a pseudo-conscious state. The judge calls it as Daisy rushes to the scene; Sergei had won. He could stop. Daniel Jack looks up to Daisy. And meekly, he calls up to her. "Agent.... Mallone.... Doc.... Doc...."
And Daniel Jack's head falls to the side, unable to muster the strength to continue.
Sergei stops in his tracks. He turns around. He stares in the direction of Daisy.
He stares unmoving, with his eyes not looking directly at her. “……...”.
He lifts up the doggy in the palms of his hands, and gives it to Daisy. He turns around and walks away again, continuing to hum.
The pretty blonde meets the towering Russian's gaze with a steely determination though, considering the mess that her partner is in, whether her resolve comes from bravery or stupidity is difficult to judge. She glares back at him for those few moments of tense silence but her expression changes to one of surprise when the dog is thrust her way. Blinking, she accepts the offering and lets Sergei go on his merry way.
"Well, I guess you're not hurt too bad," she says, after looking the little fellow over. "But you shouldn't bite people like that! It's not nice, okay?"
The Shih Tzu is placed back on the ground and it promptly runs over and starts gnawing on Daniel again. Daisy doesn't seem to notice as the phone she'd been carrying the whole time starts to chirp at her again. Lifting it to her ear she cheerfully responses with a, "Hello~! Oh, it's still you Daddy! Mmmhmm, he just left." A pause. "Sorry, Daddy I can't understand you when you're laughing like that. What's so funny?" The jovialness seems to be contagious and Daisy grins. "What's that? Okay, I'll ask him."
Daisy turns and peers down at the crumpled form at her feet, speaking with no more urgency than than it were a casual conversation. "Daniel? Daddy wants to know if you're going to get his dry cleaning this afternoon like you promised."
Daniel Jack lays there, silent as the dog begins to worry his pant leg.
He remains quiet, his eyes shut. Was he... dead? Dying? Passed out. A spasm of his muscles runs through him, the detective's eyes suddenly opening up wide. Teeth gritted, he winds back a leg, ready to kick the dog. "Tell the Chief I!... Tell the chief I..." The detective looks at the dog, and then at Daisy. He blinks twice, and then just sighs.
"Tell him that I'm on my way." He moans, as he struggles up to a stand, the dog still chewing on his pants leg.
COMBATSYS: Sergei has ended the fight here.
Log created on 17:00:10 03/16/2016 by Daniel, and last modified on 21:21:16 03/17/2016.