Description: In the midst of Golden Angel Waterpark's central island pool is the match between Fiolina Germi and the mysterious Bulleta Hood! Things get a bit more explosive than anyone intended! (Result: DKO)
"I'm soooo thrilled to be here!"
Bulleta, perched upon a miniature island above a wide heated pool, clasps her hands before her and delivers this fulsome praise to a pre-fight interviewer standing poolside. The winsome girl's rosy cheeks match the crimson hue of her one piece swimsuit, Golden Angel's pseudofabric suiting her style quite well. Her mop of blonde curls are mostly covered by a red swimming cap.
"I just thought it would be a great way to make some friends outside of Seijyun, you knooow?" she continues breathlessly, eyes sparkling as she shifts her grip slightly on the basket of goodies she's holding. It appears to be piled high with Golden Angel swag.
"Ms. Hood," the interviewer replies, "is there any substance to the rumors that you are adept with military-grade weaponry?"
"Who the f--" Bulleta's features contort so briefly it's like it never happened. "Who would say such a thing? Well, the truth is..." She drags a finger shyly across the top of her other hand. "I dabble a bit with airsoft guns, you know, marksmanship. Just as a hobby."
"A surprising hobby indeed!"
"Yeah, well." Bulleta's smile is almost, almost, a smirk as she turns away from the interviewer toward her opponent. "A girl's gotta have fun somehow."
Bulleta had been under the impression there would be Darkstalkers here. But it looks like she didn't get paired with one this time. Too bad ... but maybe it'll be a chance to compare her gunplay with someone who has military training.
On the other side of the Island is one Fiolina Germi. The Ikari warrior standing in a two piece bikini made by Golden Angel for her use, while her hair is tied back into a ponytail. A pair of goggles in place of her usual glasses over her eyes, while a snorkle is attatched to the side. The young woman wondering just why she's been paired up with a girl as young as Bulleta, the italian smiles and waits for things to get ready. She didn't have much info on her opponent, other than the fact the girl apparently also may use weapons. Well, this could be a fun distraction at least, sure she's going to keep her eyes and ears peeled for any potential evil plans behind the scenes of the tournament, but for now, she can at least try to enjoy herself.
Standing with her arms behind her back at ease near where the match should start she waits for the interview to finish up, no doubt catching the eyes of the crowd with her fit body.
The space between Bulleta and Fio is mostly water, interspersed with small stone 'islands', some of which are simple circles to stand upon and others of which are deliberately misshapen, making for difficult footing but potentially offering cover from projectiles if one crouches or dives low. Bulleta daintly hops across a couple of those little islands to approach her opponent, and the crowd waits expectantly for the coming battle between the innocent waif and the fit soldier.
"Hiiii!" she addresses Fio cheerfully. "I'm Bulleta! So nice to meet you! Please, don't hold back on my account!"
Her smile then twists unsettling into a rictus grin.
"Gimme all you *got*."
The basket dangles loosely from her arm, swaying back and forth.
COMBATSYS: Bulleta has joined the fight here.
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Fio 0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0 Bulleta
Fio's gaze flicks over her opponent as Bulletta makes her way to the center area, and issues the comments on not holding back. A blink, before she smiles, not seeming to catch that more dangerous edge to the younger girl's behaviour.
"If you say so, just, I don't wanna hurt you TOO much." There's a big grin from Fio before she suddenlly is rushing towards the girl and moves to rear back her hand and slams her palm into Bulleta's chest.
COMBATSYS: Bulleta blocks Fio's Palm Strike.
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Fio 0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0 Bulleta
With practiced swiftness that belies her youth, Bulleta ducks behind an upraised arm and catches Fio's powerful palm strike on her forearm. Despite the girl's slender build, she maintains her footing. But her words are flattering. "Woooow, Fio, you're soooo strong!" she gushes, eyes sparkling. "This is so cool, I can't--"
She twists away as though in shyness, only to use that momentum to attempt to swing her basket into Fio's side below her ribs, a couple bottles of Golden Angel tumbling out of the basket mid-swing.
"--EVEN TAKE IT!"
Any impact would reveal the improvised weapon to be shockingly heavy. Are there bricks in there or something?
COMBATSYS: Fio dodges Bulleta's Shyness & Strike.
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Fio 0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0 Bulleta
Well at least things seem to be starting out friendly enough! Fio's honestly a bit surprised the girl opted to block the attack instead of get out of the way. "Well, I'm glad we're getting along!" Fio giving a genuine smile before she shifts back, feeling the basket whip past her and blinking as something about the way it's moving seems like it's far heavier than it looks. The Ikari leaving little room for reaction as she thrusts a kick towards Bulleta, attempting to keep her momentum going in this fight so far. Fio letting out a bit of a giggle, hey, she can have a friendly match, right? Right!
COMBATSYS: Fio successfully hits Bulleta with Light Kick.
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Fio 0/-------/------<|======-\-------\0 Bulleta
Bulleta feels her basket whiff and snarls, malice flashes in the depths of her eyes. She'd expected her easygoing opponent to just block it and end up surprised and staggered. Now, the girl is off-balance, and though she rights herself quickly, she's too slow to avoid Fio's thrust kick slamming against her side. Bulleta slides toward the edge of her little island, bare arms and leg flailing, but just barely prevents herself from falling into water.
"Wooow! Great kick!" she compliments Fio through gritted teeth, somewhat muffling her voice. "But watch out!!"
Having successfully regained her footing, Bulleta then leaps upward and swings her basket down, aiming to clobber Fio right on the noggin. The girl's eyes are wide and eeriely intense, her smile fixed.
COMBATSYS: Fio blocks Bulleta's Surprise & Hop.
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Fio 0/-------/-----<<|=======\-------\0 Bulleta
After the kick, Fio
After the kick, Fio's stance rests into something a bit more serious, but the girl still seems a bit laid back on the whole affair. Until that basket is suddenlly swinging in once more. With a look of surprise at just how quickly her opponent recovers and is moving towards her. Fio's arm raise to attempt and deflect the basket, letting out a grunt as she feels that hidden weight jar through her arms. And this time Fio disengages quickly, hopping back as she feels the slightly slippery surface beneath her cause her feet to slide a little on the Island's surface.
Fio then slipped behind one of the outcroppings ducking low before flinging something towards Bulleta. The shape resembling a canister grenade as it sails through the air towards her young apparently vicious opponent!
"Hope you like pineapples!" what a weird thing to say...
COMBATSYS: Bulleta full-parries Fio's Type G Grenade!!
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Fio 0/-------/------<|=======\==-----\1 Bulleta
Bulleta's eyes light up.
As Fio ducks for cover, the blonde girl makes a startling decision: she rushes toward the canister, showing an unusual lack of concern with the prospect of facing down an explosion. Leaping like a dolphin, Bulleta sails towards the grenade, and then flips her basket around so that the explosive sails into its opening with an audible clunk.
"I love 'em!"
Bulleta alights nimbly and keeps on running towards Fio's refuge, all before a shocked and perplexed audience, who are probably wondering if Ms. Hood understands how bombs work. Yet in a couple seconds, the basket merely pulses once in time with a highly muffed boom. What the heck is that thing made out of?
"Do you like--"
There's no time to comtemplate such mysteries. Bulleta has leapt atop the outcropping that Fio has slipped behind, and for a moment she leers down at the bikini-clad soldier, grin wide and oh-so-friendly.
She is not bothering to hear an answer: pulling an apple from her basket, she drops it upon Fio and then hops back, taking cover on the opposite side of the ridge. Fio has just a second to decide how hungry she is. Tick, tick...
The audience crane their necks to see the results. What happened? Did Bulleta give Fio a snack, only for one of Fio's bombs to go off? Did she survive the explosion? Did her bikini survive the explosion? All important questions.
COMBATSYS: Fio endures Bulleta's Apple For You EX.
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Fio 0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0 Bulleta
Well that was a wierd...thing. What IS that basket made out of? She may need to report that to Heidern and the fact the girl seems to be a bit more proficient at combat than wht meager info she had been given suggested. Hmm, maybe she could be recruited!? That'd be great, if she wasn't belonging to some nefarious organization already...then again Bulleta seemed pretty bloodthirsty. Which is odd.
Oh an apple! Like, an actual apple? Fio's a bit distracted and confused before she hears a ticking sound at the last moment and decides to try and muffle the explosion by dunking the apple into one of the deeper pools nearby. That should hopefully help muffle things before...
BOOM! There's a geyser of water, and the Ikari Warrior is flung back, some tatters and scorching on the swimsuit as she coughs. "O-OK...I want to know how you did that..." before her right hand splashes up from the water and is holding...A Machine Gun!? The woman smiling as she unleashed a spray of fire, ok, no more holding back!
COMBATSYS: Bulleta full-parries Fio's Heavy Machine Gun!!
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Fio 1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0 Bulleta
"Haaa ha ha ha!"
Bulleta laughs maniacally, losing her innocent cover as the audience gawks on in astonishment. When Fio pops back up, smouldering from the blast, a mix of relieved and disappointed sighs emerged from some of the crowd: not that she's intact, but that her swimsuit is. But many eyes remain trained on the blonde, uncertain as to what just happened. What is she carrying in that basket? And why is this sweet young girl laughing like that now.
"How do you like THEM app-- holy sh--"
The huntress's evasive movements are surreal as she springs into the air like a startled cat. Her body seems to twist in slow motion as bullets blur by her, zipping past her lithe form, one tearing a rip along her swimsuit that bares a strip of her abdomen that, somehow, impropably, still draws no blood. It's then, grinning wildly, as she twists around and deflects some more stray bullets with her definitely-not-standard-issue basket that Bulleta digs past the Golden Angel memorabilia that serves as a disguise for the basket's true contents and--
--triggers a mechanism that opens a flap in the basket's base, firing an actual honest-to-goodness missile in Fio's direction.
The audience panics, scattering in every direction to avoid the bullets shattering the tile and the missile impact that promises to blow a smoking crater in the base of the pool where Fio's currently positioned.
COMBATSYS: Fio dodges Bulleta's Happy Missile EX.
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Fio 1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0 Bulleta
Fio seems happy with herself at getting the drop on her opponent with the surprise use of the machine gun before she watches Bulleta knock bullets aside with the basket or even manage to dodge them. She's about to get distracted again before she sees the basket suddenlly discharge missiles at her!
Fio's dropping the rifle back into the water, and leaps away from her spot ducking bahind cover once again and getting down as there's an explosion where she had been moments before. OK, no more Ms. Nice Fiolina! She re-emerges from her cover, and this time she's armed with a...Tomahawk!? The Ikari bringing it down in an overheaded chop towards her apprently, VERY bloodthirsty opponent, pivots, bracing the weapon her other hand and brings it back up in an uppercut before the weapon slips from her hands and goes splashing back to some hidden spot in the water. "Er...Ooops...!" an embarassed smile on the womans face. She can't really be this absent minded in a fight...can she?
COMBATSYS: Bulleta blocks Fio's Swing Tomahawk.
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Fio 0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0 Bulleta
Bulleta grimaces unabashedly as Fio escapes doom at the point of a missile, no longer bothering to hide her nature as most of the audience flees. But even Bulleta is caught flat-footed at Fio's sudden assault. "What the-- where did you hide THAT!?" At least Bulleta has a basket.
The girl winces as she takes the impact of the axe on that seemingly indestructible basket, but the force sends Bulleta to her knees as Fio's axe flies away. "Owwie... that hurt my arms, Fiooooo..." Whimpering, eyes watery, she tries to rise but seems to lose her footing, stumbling forward. "Why are you..."
A sharp, metallic *snick* is the only warning.
"...SUCH A DUMBASS??"
Her wide eyes now glaring and maniacal again, Bulleta swings her basket of tricks as she 'stumbles' into Fio's midsection, and if she succeeds, a hidden knife sprung from it will cruelly pierce the soldier's belly.
COMBATSYS: Bulleta successfully hits Fio with Stumble and Blade.
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Fio 0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0 Bulleta
Fio grins a bit, more proud at herself that she managed to surprise Bulleta with the sudden tomahawk assault, even if it got caught on that basket of insane tricks! "D-did it!? S-sorry sometimes I go a little overboard..." her opponent was a kid after all...Did she win? The girl was stumbling...SHe moves to try and catch Bulleta before her ears catch the sound of the hidden blade, and she attempts to hop back, only for the blade to still catch her side! The neat slice cutting through part of the bikini top, which now threatened to give way, but still mostly held fast!
Fio clapped a hand over the wound. Wincing before she started to feel a bit dizzier than she should... "H-hey...what's going oooon?" She stumbled back a bit in the water, falling onto her butt. "No fair..." before her other hand pulled...a pistol out once more!? How many of these things did she hide? Or...was it the same one? Either way she fired off a few shots towards Bulleta.
COMBATSYS: Fio successfully hits Bulleta with Quick Shot.
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Fio 0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0 Bulleta
Bulleta is cackling as Fio falls back in a perilous state. "A sucker's born every minute," she sneers at her opponent's state of dishabille. She strides confidently toward the fallen soldier, her previous stumbling all too obviously a ruse, and steps daintily down into the water. "Now why don't you just-- gahh!"
The bounty huntress's eyes widen in shock as Fio's bullet wings her shoulder, Bulleta reaching up to grasp the injury: a wound for a wound. A trail of blood drips down, the same hue as the swimsuit it stains. But the girl evidently sees no justice in this.
Her other hand's grip tightens on her basket.
She leaps wildly, aiming to smash her basket right into Fio's chest and knock her into the water, submerging her completely!
COMBATSYS: Fio dodges Bulleta's Random Strike.
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Fio 0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0 Bulleta
Fio grit her teeth, and then flung herself out of the way of the young combatants attack. Scrambling back to her feet. Taking another breath, she clenched her hands into fists, steeled herself and stood up with a bright smile. "You're pretty good Bulleta! Really had me going for a bit there!" The Ikari getting a bit of a poker face with that bright smile of hers, before she set, and then sprinted forwards, "WHEEE!" ok...that's an odd reaction. The woman moving straight towards her opponent at top speed! Before at the last moment she pivots, sprinting PAST the girl and skidding to a stop, crouched in the low water.
Sploosh, splish, splash... the sounds of three objects splashing around young Ms. Hood. Namely three stick grenades could be made out sinking into the water. Fio holding up a hand and tossing the pins aside.
COMBATSYS: Fio successfully hits Bulleta with K.A.M.I.K.A.Z.E..
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Fio 1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0 Bulleta
Bulleta is briefly thrown off by Fio's response. Is the soldier still complimenting her? But hasn't Fio seen through Bulleta's ruse at this point? Or could Fio actually be complimenting her for having such an impressive ruse? The huntress is taken somewhat aback. She expected to bask in Fio's anger and resentment. Being faced with a persistently sunny disposition is a little difficult for her to deal with.
It's rare for Bulleta to be thrown off her game in the midst of a fight, but she's used to a different sort of prey, and that, coupled with whiffing her wild swing, leave her befuddled when Fio rushes by. The girl relaxes her guard at the wrong moment, following Fio's movements and not her attack, and--
The explosion engulfs her, basket falling from her hands as Bulleta splashes into the water. For a moment she floats limply, her swimming cap slowly rising back to the surface and leaving her submerged. But finally she emerges sputtering, her one-piece in tatters. "Heh... heh heh... you're not bad yourself, Fio," she manages, paying the soldier an honest compliment. "But I haven't shown you all my goodies yet!"
She plucks her basket from the water as she rushes forward undeterred and attempts to grab hold of Fio's shoulder to hold her in place. The hidden blade in Bulleta's basket springs free and the girl takes it by the hilt, slashing away furiously at whatever part of Fio's body is in reach, smiling widely and with clear delight as she does so.
COMBATSYS: Fio dodges Bulleta's Smile & Slice.
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Fio 1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Bulleta
Fio's gaze becomes a bit hard for a split second, a dangerous glint off those goggles...no doubt perhaps a bit comical, before she sees that Bulleta is still standing. As the girl charges in, Fio slips to the side not allowing herself to be grabbed. Hopping back towards one of the barricades, ducks behind it for a moment.
Then she's popping up with an even bigger smile on her face, "Ciao Bulleta!" and she hefts up... ... ...
TWO MACHINE GUNS! Fio begins to hose the area down with suppressing fire, what kind of crazy is Fio exactly anyway?
COMBATSYS: Bulleta dodges Fio's Double Machine Gun.
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Fio 0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0 Bulleta
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
As Bulleta misses her nimble adversary once more, the girl's eyes narrow venomously. Seeing that Fio has ducked behind cover again to protect herself from gunfire, Bulleta makes a quick calculation and then makes her way up to a small and flat little 'island' and, unusually, drops her basket there. When Fio emerges toting two machine guns--
"I swear, when this is over, I'm gonna strip search you and figure out how you do that!!"
--Bulleta, screaming, kicks over her basket, flipping it upside-down, and jumps atop it. This activates a bizarre mechanism: a boxing glove punches the ground, emerging from the basket, and launches Bulleta into the air, sending her sailing over the spray of bullets and descending, basketless, upon Fio.
"Ahh hahahaha! Let's dance, Fiooooo!"
Her voice becoming cutesy again, Bulleta attempts to tackle Fio to the ground and -- with shocking strength for her size -- grab the soldier from the front as though hugging her close, swing her rapidly in a circle, whipping up an actual whirlwind in the process, and then, cackling, launch Fio into the rock wall of the cover behind which she'd hid.
COMBATSYS: Bulleta successfully hits Fio with Sentimental Typhoon.
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Fio 0/-------/------=|=======\-------\0 Bulleta
Fio's certainly going to keep on her feet, even as the poison for the earlier stab wound courses through her. Truly, it is a mystery for the ages as to how Fio's managed to secret these weapons all over the place. Or maybe she's just prepared? Hard to tell with the woman STILL smiling and happy despite the fact it seems she's probablly on her last legs.
As Bulleta leaps in to grab her, Fio's caught off guard as the machine guns clatter into the water...
SHRIP! There's the tearing sound of meterial as the earlier sliced section of the bikini gives awy under Bulleta's grip aaaand....
Fio's hands flying to her chest as she twists her body, unleashing a kick to push Buletta off her!
COMBATSYS: Fio can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Fio successfully hits Bulleta with Strong Kick.
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"Haaa ha ha ha!"
It wasn't quite what Bulleta was aiming for, but she seems quite satisfied nonetheless. As Fio tears free, leaving her bikini top in Bulleta's grasp, the girl waggles her fingers mercilessly.
"It's strip search tiiiime-- oooff!"
Without her basket of tricks, Bulleta is bereft of her usual defenses. Fio's desperate kick catches her squarely in the midsection and the blonde sprawls back, flopping into the surface of the water. She groans softly, the vicious little huntress's eyes rolling back in her head as she floats there, killer instinct for now suppressed.
COMBATSYS: Bulleta takes no action.
COMBATSYS: Bulleta can no longer fight.
Fio is gasping for breath beginning to back up, before she reallizes that she's kicked Bulleta back into the water. "W-wha!? Did I win!? I think I w-wooohoooa..." The poison from the blade attack earlier taking it's toll and the Ikari stumbles and then flops into the water heavilly as well. Floating not far from Bulleta. Anyone left in the stadium no doubt staring in stunned silence at how this has all turned out.
Log created on 21:55:12 01/18/2018 by Fio, and last modified on 20:54:37 01/20/2018.