Daniel - Daniel Jack Investigates: The Spider's Gift!

Description: With his new partner, The White Angel of Death, Agent Daniel 'Jack' Little has only one thing on his mind: training. Challenging his new teammate to a friendly spar, it soon becomes apparently that there was more than one reason why the White Angel of Death had become assigned to Daniel. The detective finds himself in a race against time as his opponent becomes more and more afflicted by the deadly injection given by the femme fatale scientist Fio Tessitore. Will he be able to save his new partner? Or will The White Angel of Death fall victim to... The Spider's Gift? (The cover shows a white-haired woman ensnared in thick webbing, covering all her skin but binding tight to her curves. Her scarred eyes are shut, and the Russian woman is passed out. Clutching her is Fio Tessitore, the black haired scientist doctor spider woman who is currently clad in a strapless red gown. She is toying with the Russian woman with her spider legs. Daniel Jack is somewhere towards the background coming out of a door, looking shocked at the lurid display happening.) (45 cents)

Daniel Jack was now the Team Captain of Team Interpol.

The detective was down in the training room of Interpol. It was pretty much a repurposed gym; the equipment was moved out, the wooden floorboards were there, and the full mirror was still present, making it wonderful for people to admire themselves. Daniel Jack himself was not there to admire, but to train. To practice with his new partner. The White Angel of Death.

And the man who left him in a body cast.

Daniel Jack was dressed in his aikido uniform of Todoh-Ryuu; a long skirt with a gi, and the black sash around his waist. The aging detective inspect his uniform in the mirror, turning his head side to side. This would be a friendly spar, he told himself. A friendly spar. To assert his dominance. Make no mistake, Daniel Jack had a reason to make sure he could beat Sergei. Not just to prove himself. But out of simple practicality. If he couldn't beat his teammate...

Then how could he figure he could beat someone in the likes of a worldwide tournament?

Daniel wanted revenge, Sergei could see that.

Sergei walked in wearing combat gear. He took a look at Daniel, he had considered letting him know about what happened with Tessitore. Mallone and the General would have none of that, keeping things in as much secrecy as possible.

But right now Daniel wanted to train. Sergei was happy to train, but he trained with live fire drills. This time, he would try to avoid grinding Little’s bones into a fine dust that is likely still in the fur of some of those dogs. Facing the investigator, Sergei got into his combat sambo position waiting for him to start.

Oh, there was that too.

What happened between the Russians and Dr. Tessitore was very important to Daniel Jack. But as much as Daniel wanted to know what went down, he suspected he wouldn't be getting many answers from the stoic Russian. As the man enters in full combat gear, the detective gives him a once over, and nods firmly. Sergei was still the specimen of Russian brutality as he was before. Reading his expression was nearly impossible.

But Daniel would learn.

"Alright scuzzy. Lets get a few things down now." The detective eases into the defensive stance of Todoh; one hand forward, one hand back, and legs spread apart to be perpendicular to his opponent. Very even footwork. "The first thing, and this is gonna sound kinda weird, and gonna contradict itself. The first thing is that I don't want you to hold back. That's easy. The hard part is that I don't want to be left in a body cast like last time. I won't get into a proper tournament mindset if you are holding back on me. But I can't train if I am in traction, you dig?" The detective blinks twice.

"Just... nod if you understand."

COMBATSYS: Daniel has started a fight here.

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Daniel           0/-------/-------|

Daniel was perfectly reasonable, Sergei went forward to start the battle… But something stopped him.

He felt his flesh being ripped apart. He was not hurt, but he was stopped dead in his tracts by the shock.

Daniel saw that.

He saw the committal; he was prepared for the committal. He saw that Sergei wanted to come forward, to begin. But he saw... something come over him. Something was afflicting him. A kind of a pain, but not an explicit one. Pieces come together, pieces and parts. And suddenly... suddenly something flickers in the detective head.

"Oh my god."

The detective doesn't drop his guard, he wasn't in the face of the White Angel of Death. But his expression had softened into one in concern. "Oh my god. Did... Did Tessitore do something to you, Sergei? I saw that. Something's hitting you hard. Did she... did she put you under the knife?" Daniel Jack glances around warily.

"Is this gonna... cripple your fighting?"

Sergei was in pain, and he was going to be in a world of pain soon. But he could not let the pain slow him. He would deal with the pain, no matter how great.

Sergei stands straight, he rolls his shoulders. He looks at Daniel and gives him a thumbs up. He would be fine.

He wasn't gonna be fine.

Daniel Jack didn't know why he mustered empathy for this soulless killing machine. Maybe because he just had a basic respect for humanity. And yet, the Russian which left him a body cast makes it clear he is alright, Daniel Jack was still concerned. "Alright scuzzy. But remember, I'm not holding back. I don't wanna mess you up badly over this." Daniel Jack places the warning, and takes in a deep breath.

And begins his approach.

Even stepping, even footing. The detective makes a steady, delibrate advance. About 2 yards away, enough for a rush, he stops his forward approach... and circles. Cycling in. His attention was dead on, a battle of minds already in play. Carefully considering. Carefully watchin-

Daniel suddenly smashes his foot down through the floorboards.

The board flips up and Daniel seizes it swiftly. Gripping the sudden new weapon tight, he pivots, and chucks the board longways straight for Sergei's face. It was a wakeup, a dirty wakeup. But with the brand new hole in the gym, one thing was clear.

Daniel wasn't gonna hold back.

COMBATSYS: Sergei has joined the fight here.

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Daniel           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Sergei

COMBATSYS: Sergei blocks Daniel's Large Thrown Object.

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Daniel           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Sergei

Sergei held his arm up to the flying board. It shattered against his elbow.

The Spetsnaz charges through the shards to grab Daniel’s arm, sweep him, and let him fall on the new hole he made.

COMBATSYS: Sergei successfully hits Daniel with Rapid Grapple.

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Daniel           0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Sergei

Clean and effiecient.

Sergei's block comes with the Russian surging in to send Daniel right down to the hole he dug for himself. As the Russian forces through the board, Daniel Jack is already sweeping his hands around, to catch the Russian. The trouble was, the Russian was -fast-. Much faster. Daniel is swept off his feet, and drops an arm down the hole.

And he sucks in the air hard.

"Not bad scuzzy." Daniel growls, sweeping his leg hard around as he rises. Blood covers his arm, as the nails underneath cut in hard. But only a flesh wound, it only looked bad. As the leg comes around, he would be trying to take down Sergei by the ankles, to have him collapse down to the floor as Daniel rose. The detective knew it would open him up to the Red Alert. But the fact of the matter was that he needed to be up, while Sergei needed to be down.

And he had to figure out how to crack that Russian nut.

COMBATSYS: Sergei endures Daniel's Light Kick.

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Daniel           0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0           Sergei

The kick comes at Sergei. The kick was nothing compared to the pain he was in anyways. Sergei falls to is knees but it is his plan. He spends a moment on the floor, then he rises with an onslaught.

It was a hand right to the head, followed by an arm strike right to his mid section. It would end with a brutal strike upward back at the face. This would prevent unneeded long term injury while allowing proper suffering.

COMBATSYS: Sergei successfully hits Daniel with Death's Door.

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Daniel           0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Sergei

Well, he got him down.

As Sergei falls to one knee, Daniel Jack rises to full height. As he respositions around Sergei, the Russian was already surging in on the rebound. It was a trap, and Daniel was in the midsts of it. The head blow is caught with both hands, redirected around the detective. But as the other two blows come, Daniel is unable to keep apace with the furious fighter. Staggering backwards, he wipes his mustache with the back of his hand.


"Alright scuzzy." Daniel Jack states. "Looks like you got top belly. But let me tell you the noise on the floor." Daniel Jack shakes his hands out, drawing in a depe breath. Chi energy flows over him, causing his skirt to dance as the energy flows from below, upwards into him. "I'm gonna show you a few tricks I didn't get to pull at the dogpound. Let me lay it to you straight, Angel." Sweeping his arms around, he returns back to his defensive stance, recovering his center squarely.

"You ready to jack this up a notch?"

COMBATSYS: Daniel Jacks it up a notch!

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Daniel           0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Sergei

Sergei admired his good. His pain was dying down for a moment. Things were going well.

Daniel glowed with chi, and said he wanted to get jacked up. If he wanted to get jack up, Sergei would jack him up. He pulled his fist back, and launched it straight at Little’s collarbone with an icy force most foul. If it hit, he would get launched across the room.

COMBATSYS: Daniel blocks Sergei's Sub-Zero.

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Daniel           1/------=/=======|===----\-------\0           Sergei

He was coming in.

The punch comes, and Daniel Jack is already on the move. Bringing up both hands, he catches the punch with both palms. The blow knocks him backwards, sending him sliding on his heels as he sweeps his arms around. He was shifting his momentum, letting it rebalance itself. As he is sent sailing, the energy around him builds and builds. He had lost his position.

But he had not lost his focus.

As he hits the back wall, the detective slams his arms down -hard-. Unleashing a shockwave of energy, the familiar Chou Kasane Ate comes in full bear. The wave of chi energy flows forward, rocketing across the room straight towards Sergei. It wasn't impossible to evade; Daniel Jack would dare him to try to. But one thing was clear is that Daniel Jack remembered very, very well about just how dangerous Sergei was in close quarters. And he was looking to keep Sergei away now. Daniel might be squishy in the hands of the Russian.

But he wasn't dumb.

COMBATSYS: Daniel successfully hits Sergei with Chou Kasane Ate.
- Power hit! -

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Daniel           1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0           Sergei

Sergei prepared to brace himself against the wave of chi. When he prepared to take the wave, it happened.

Sergei felt a twinge in his neck. Then his neck felt like an alien parasite burst out of his throat. The feeling was indescribable in its horribleness. He was in a unbelievable state of pure agony.

As the pain strikes him, the wave followed. The wave tossed him back. As he rolled across the floor, he was scraped on the broken nails and splinters of the hole.

In a rage burning of rage, Sergei charges at the investigator. He heads forward to tackle Little and bring him to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Daniel fails to interrupt Quick Throw from Sergei with You Got Jacked!.

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Daniel           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Sergei

The heavy artillery was coming out.

Daniel Jack unleashes the wave of energy, and was already chasing after it. He could see Sergei writhing in pain, in agony; whatever was done to him, WAS affecting him. As he comes in, Sergei was coming in too. Daniel Jack dips low, getting ready to catch the tackle. They come in... they come in...

And Sergei breaks through

"Dammit!' Daniel Jack curses as energy splashes around him, the detective attempting to fire upwards. But as he tries to lift up, seizing up Sergei as he rises, the Russian's anger wins out. Daniel Jack is sent hard to the ground, groaning. "God dammit!" He curses again. "If that got off? You'd have been reeling! I mean..."


The Spetsnaz sent the investigator to the ground. Little was on his back. Sergei had a small window of time before he would get to feel the pain of the hand chop to the neck. With Daniel on the ground, the Spetsnaz brings up his foot. He was going to see what was stronger, Daniel’s nose, or his boot heel.

COMBATSYS: Daniel dodges Sergei's Strong Kick.

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Daniel           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Sergei

If Daniel had to guess, it was the boot.

As the leg comes down, Daniel curses again, rolling over. 'God dammit!" He growls, the boot crashing down on the wooden boards. "Seriously scuzzy, I can see you are getting hurt! It's not me, it's... whatever happened. Did Dr. Tess do something to you? Like, holy crap, did she do something awful? God Damn that woman!" Daniel Jack comes into a stand, the orange chi flowing back over him. Energy boiling out, he steps back.

And suddenly lashes out a hand.

A wave of energy flows out, blasting forward with a cascade of force. Energy boiling out, this was smaller than the last wave, but faster in these close quarters. Daniel Jack was keeping himself away from Sergei, forcing him to stay on the offense. An even balance, an even stance. Daniel was already circling, already adjusting his feet.

He wasn't gonna let himself get in those clutches again.

COMBATSYS: Daniel successfully hits Sergei with Kasane Ate.

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Daniel           0/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Sergei

The Kasane Ate comes at Sergei. As he tries to avoid the attack, it comes. He feels his neck shatter and rip in own trachea. He feels the simulated feeling of choking on his own bones. He locks up and is hit by the orange energy.

He stumbles around in pain. With an attempted to will away the pain, he sends a kick right a Daniel. He aimed for Little’s legs, it did not matter if it hit or not, this pain would hopefully end in little time.

COMBATSYS: Daniel blocks Sergei's Quick Kick.

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Sergei

Take it easy Little.

As Daniel Jack unleashes the energy wave, he was neck and neck with his opponent. But it wasn't even; all it would take from Sergei was a single blow to send Daniel into a coma. Sergei was a bear trap, and Daniel had to dance carefully around the ruthless Russian. As the pain comes again, Daniel just shakes his head. "God dammit man!" He growls as the low kick comes in. Daniel Jack brings his own leg forward, catching the leg in a controlled fashion. It hurt, for sure.

But he was keeping even.

In the same motion as the catch, Daniel Jack burst forward swiftly. Lunging in with a palm strike with the left, and a hand chop with the right, it looked like he was beginning with his Zoot Suit Riot. But only when the elbow jab comes does the true nature comes; a wave of energy bursts out as Daniel attempts to end the combo with a fiercesome energy lash. Fast, efficient, and powerful.

Daniel was going to try to begin the end of this match.

Before Sergei gets even more hurt.

COMBATSYS: Sergei blocks Daniel's Ragtime Riot EX.

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1           Sergei

Sergei was hurting badly. But one things was clear, Daniel was doing the palm strike, hand chop, elbow jab thing. It was all seeming normal, then the energy slash comes in. It hits him off guard.

With the pain hopeful gone, the Spetsnaz brings up his leg. He was going to hook his heel on Little’s shoulder, and bring him down to the floor. One the ground, Sergei will roll and throw in right into the mirror.

COMBATSYS: Daniel endures Sergei's Mantis Heel!

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Daniel           0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1           Sergei

They both were hurting badly.

As the detective's steady offense comes in, the wakeup with the energy slash was what passes through the man's defense. Daniel Jack actually grins at that. But then the leg comes up. FAST. As Daniel was in a bad position, he just catches everything around him... and stands fast. Staring down the barrel of pure offense, he just braces himself as the kick comes. He is brought down, and then, promptly, kicked right for the mirror. He smashes against it, leaving shards in the shatters.

And Daniel rebounds off the mirror.

Already the detective was surging, closing the distance with a palm jab of the left, a hand chop with the left. The relentless, repetitive combos of Todoh-Ryuu was in full bear, and Daniel Jack was risking close quarters to exploit it. An elbow jab follows after the first two, and Daniel will finish the assault with a rising palm strike. A simple, effective assault. Blow for blow, step by step.

Daniel wasn't going to give up that easily.

COMBATSYS: Sergei fails to counter Zoot Suit Riot from Daniel with Pit Fall.
- Power fail! -

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Sergei

The pain had ended for Sergei. He was relived, and he went to duck to grab Daniel’s offense. Then, pain started again. Daniel unleashed an assault against Sergei. The combat gear he was wearing shattered. That stuff was made to protect against small caliber bullets. His arm was exposed, and the site where the large needle stabbed him was showing.

Daniel could see that needle wound.

"Oh My God." He states as the combo finishes. He wasn't losing his rhythm, he couldn't. The relentless assault was tearing apart the Russian's armor. Daniel Jack slows down as he just stares at it. "She... She's injected you with something, hasn't she? She's put in a chemical in you. I..." Daniel Jack trails off...

But doesn't stop attacking.

Closed in, he lashes out with a impossibly fast lash of energy. This was the smallest Kasane Ate out there, but the fastest; he was stepping back, ducking down as he lashes the energy out. It was a reposition. A trap. A pacing. Daniel Jack was already taking a deep breath in...

This could all be on a wire now.

COMBATSYS: Daniel successfully hits Sergei with Mikansei Kasane Ate EX.

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Sergei

Daniel noticed Sergei’s mark. He still let loose a small quick energy blast at Sergei. The small shot breaks through his the cracks in Sergei’s gear. This was going badly for the Spetsnaz.

As he feels the scars Tessitore gave him burn, the Russian sends out a side kick. Leg comes out like a piston with bone crushing force, aimed right at Little’s ribs.

COMBATSYS: Daniel auto-guards Sergei's Medium Kick.

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Sergei

Daniel was wearing down the Russian.

While he had hoped to follow up with a Jumping Jack Flash, Sergei was just attacking too fast, too furious. The side kick comes, and Daniel has to abandon his offense complete. Pivoting his body around, he sweeps his hands. The kick comes, and Daniel... lets it go. Guiding the kick's power and speed, he lets the momentum continue as he steps around it, pivoting his force as he keeps its balance flawlessly. Respositioned, he breathes hard, fatigue beginning to kiss him. He was in a corner now. He had to end this fast.

And thus, he leads with the palm strike and hand chop.

The same song and dance, the same offense. Moving swiftly, he charges into the opening, leading with both blows. Whether both land, it didn't matter. He would finish the assault with the most dangerous move he could muster. He would attempt to enter a grapple with Sergei, and in spite of his own pain, his own bruises, his own battery, he would then attempt a hip throw.

And throw Sergei right on his back.

COMBATSYS: Sergei fails to counter Skiffle Drop EX from Daniel with Red Alert.
- Power fail! -

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Sergei can no longer fight.

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|

Daniel was coming in for Sergei. The Spetsnaz was ready for him, he went to catch the incoming attack.

Then everything turns into a psychedelic swirling sea of colors and sights. It was a last present from the good doctor. Everything was distorted, particularity the walrus that was coming right at Sergei. The Walrus struck Sergei in his head and torso. The dreamlike state is made even more disorientating with the feeling of flying. Then the feeling of falling. As Sergei stared out into the endlessness, he saw Dr.Tessitore’s face, distorted. The two faces of the doctor faded into the darkness, along with Sergei himself.

And with that, Daniel Jack slams Sergei down on his back.

The detective holds over the Russian, breathing in hard. Oh, he had won his spar. But he didn't, not really. No, as he flips Sergei on his back, he waits.

And then, inspects.

He didn't mean to knock him out. But now was a good as time as any. He inspects the injuries, the hidden wounds underneath that armor. Something was affecting his fighting. Something... something that almost certainly came from Dr. Tess. And as long as he was afflicted... then people like Daniel could defeat him. "Come on now." Daniel Jack just says to himself, as he realizes that he was gonna have to help this man. And what was worse?

He was gonna have to -confront- Fio about it.

"God dammit." Daniel states, giving Sergei a half-hearted kick to the Russian.

Log created on 12:22:49 05/08/2016 by Daniel, and last modified on 23:47:43 05/08/2016.