Description: The Coast Guard gets more flack then they really deserve. Even though everyone questions just how they can be considered a branch of the Armed Forces, along comes the Navy and begrudgingly admits 'Yeah.. These guys are actually pretty legit...' Patrolling our coasts, preserving our waters and keeping them safe. What better way to celebrate the Coast Guard then by having the Warrior of Justice defend the tourists of Pearl Harbor from the machinations of the vile Black Lotus? Will May Lee's Justice Prevail? Will Lotus get a free hot dog? The only way to find out is to watch and see!
May Lee stands at the end of the docks, staring out across the ocean as the sun began its slow inevitable descent into the horizon. The waters gleam like molten gold as if some small bit of the brilliance of the daystar has been captured beneath the surface, a pale imitation glittering jealously at its progenitor. A stiff breeze carries the heavy scent of brine up from the calm waters below, wrapping the small island upon which the naval base has been built in a pleasantly cool embrace.
The girl stoically remains poised at the edge of the concrete platform for several minutes, arms crossed over her chest, a long red scarf billowing dramatically out behind her in the wind. While she's certainly had the chance to visit a beach before, it wasn't a particularly frequent occurance. Her hometown of Buyeo-gun had plenty of lakes and public pools to indulge any swimming itches so a long trip to the coast was hard to justify outside special occassions. It's also her first trip outside the country, so she's taking her time to enjoy the short vacation while it lasts.
The scene laid out infront of her is majestic, spoiled only by the handful of towering warships lurking nearby. While she certainly isn't naive enough to believe that all war is evil, it's definately a solemn reminder of the darker side of humanity's exploits. It's sort of ironic that this day which has been set aside to remember those who died in the service of the great American empire's wars would have its celebration held at the sight of one of the worst massacres in human history. Perhaps it's meant to be.
With a long sigh, the girl whirls around to stalk back towards the center of the T-shaped platform that composes the dock, piroutting a couple of times as she does so. The long gloves and fluttering scarf which she was only moments ago wearing seem to vanish into thin air and her demeanor becomes more cheerful, as if a weight has been removed from her soul. Smiling brightly, May Lee glances back towards the shore, casting her gaze upon the rather blandly named Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
The majority of the shore is taken up by large throngs of onlookers. Camera crews from local news stations along with the official SNF stage hands go about doing final checks on their equipment while dozens of spectators chatter in the background, jockeying about for good places to see the fight. A few of the taller complexes on the base jut up on the horizon behind them but for the most part the central island pretty barren.
Glancing at her watch, the teenager purses her lips. Hrm. Things should be getting started pretty soon, yet there's no sign of her opponent yet. While this 'Lotus' has been billed as some sort of evil villain, she can't help but think is must be an act. There's no way they'd bring an actual criminal into a crowded venue. Oh well, she can play along for the show. Sometimes a hero needs to get out there and promote themselves!
It is definately ironic, in ways, that a battle would be held here at all, just on principle. Even moreso considering that, with the blood shed here many decades ago, they would set someone up against Lotus of all people. That generally guarantees blood will be spilt and added to the pile! Little does May Lee know in her meanderings that her opponent is closer than anyone else is aware. If the producers and cameras are aware, they haven't spilled the beans!
From behind, an amused voice shouts "Paging the wannabe hero!". The seas may be calm, but as May turns to walk back, instead of serene ocean wind it's instead into a storm of throwing daggers heading straight for her! Many will miss outright, as the thrower seems to be going more for quantity than quality. Following behind them however is a single longer stiletto blade, aimed right for her!
There, atop a small hotdog vendors stand, is Black Lotus, grinning like a maniac and still possessing a variety of sharp impliments on her person. As the one in her hand currently is identical to those sent Mays way, there is no question who is responsible.
Wanna-be?! Now that's just rude!
May Lee turns to face the source of the jeering, only to find herself already under attack! The teen's eyes go wide in surprise as the first couple of knives whiz past her face, staggering backwards a couple of steps as her arms come up to shield her body.
"Woah, what the-?!"
It's fortunate that the crazed woman's aim is so bad because there's no way she would have been able to deal with that surprise attack in time. Instead, the wild storm of daggers thunks harmlessly off the concrete of the dock all around her, earning a wave of gasps and cries of alarm from the other people standing nearby.
May Lee spots the single accurately thrown projectile just in time to realize the danger. Whirling around, the girl seems to become a miniature tornado of colors, spinning in place as the dagger closes in. At the last moment she comes out of her strange display, whipping a gloved hand around to swat the stiletto knife right out of the sky with a decisive chop, sending it pinwheeling into a nearby wooden crate.
Once more bedecked in her long flowing scarf, May Lee frowns at the maniac, maintaining the pose she'd ended up in after deftly defending herself. The wind swirls around her as if on cue, setting her clothing, hair, and scarf aflutter. After a few moments, the girl shifts her stance, tucking a fist against her side while thrusting the other hand up at a dynamic angle across her body, posing like a hero straight out of a tv show or anime.
"Your dastardly surprise attack can't defeat me so easily, villain! Come down here and face me in proper combat!"
The crowd goes silent briefly, people staring at the scene before them in confusion or glancing at each other as if hoping to find an answer there. Eventually, everyone just shrugs and rolls with it, letting loose a fair chorus of cheers and clapping.
Yellow cat-like eyes staaaaaaaaare with unmasked glee as Lotus leaps high into the air, spins like a top several times, then rights herself just in time to land in a crouch. She grins, revealing a mouth full of sharp teeth "Oh, that was just a warm up. If you couldn't have handled THAT, this would likely be over fast. Had to make sure you were at least marginally capable!". She slowly walks across the dock towards May Lee, as she sharpens a dagger on the metal filigree covering her fingers.
COMBATSYS: Lotus has started a fight here.
Wow, they really went all out to get someone to play the bad guy here. Those teeth look pretty convincing!
May Lee grins confidently back at Lotus as her opponent drops to the docks. She's pretty sure some actor will be no match for her heroic skills but there's no harm in hamming it up a bit. Twirling around once, the girl banishes her scarf and gloves to ether once more, becoming a simple teenager again in the blink of an eye. She leans forward and brushes a hand through her short bangs, offering a cheerful wink.
"Well, I'd hate to disappoint! Let's have a fun match, huh?"
All of the cameras turn to face the pair as they square off, a few of the crews scrambling to get into position thanks to the unexpected start. That would be her first clue that this crazy woman's dangerous stunt wasn't planned. The referee quickly scampers off to the side of the dock, holding his hand up high as a signal that the fight is about to begin, though it could be argued it already has. Still, he's got a job to do so he might as well try.
May Lee is gracious enough to wait until the signal is given before she starts in. Those extra few drawn out moments of dramatic tension before the first bell is rung only play into the heroic showdown she's envisioning in her mind. Once the hand drops, however, she's immediately in motion, hurling herself towards the knife-wielding lady at a dead sprint. When there is but a few feet left between them, the teenager drops down low, extending one foot out infront of her as far as it can go as she slides into Lotus, using the length of her limbs to try and poke the villain's feet out from underneath her.
"Here we go!"
COMBATSYS: May Lee has joined the fight here.
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May Lee 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Lotus
COMBATSYS: May Lee successfully hits Lotus with Dinosaur's Footprint.
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May Lee 0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0 Lotus
While May Lee DOES succeed in connecting with Lotuses leg, the wicked lunatic leans herself forwards, using the impact to propel her legs back and flip over the still-prone heroine! Sure, the impact hurts, and likely leaves a huge bruise from the impact, but for Lotus this is a minor injury at best.
With a loud squeel of glee somewhere between a laugh and a giggle, Lotus spins on landing, lashing out with the metal-clawed filigree tipping her fingers, attempting to gouge large furrows in May Lees back or shoulder! "YAY! FUN!
COMBATSYS: May Lee counters Vicious Rake from Lotus with Blazing Intercept.
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May Lee 0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0 Lotus
Unfortunately for this particular psychopath, she's been pit up against the Hero of Justice! Her dastardly tricks won't work here! Also, May Lee's actually pretty skilled when it comes to martial arts. She impressed Kim Kaphwan himself after all.
Rather than slide past or fall down into a crouch, May Lee's body slinkies back to a standing position as her foot finds purchase, displaying just how flexible the teenager is. She whirls around at Lotus flips overhead, bringing the knee of one leg and tucking her arms inwards as she coils up, creating a tight barrier against the slashing claws.
The wicked nails rip thin cuts into the fabric of the girl's loose jeans but she moves quickly, snapping her leg out into a viscious near vertical kick at the woman's chin. The impact sends her flying into the air momentarily, leaving Lotus open to the quick pair of kicks that her teenage opponent delivers as she comes crashing down. The second and harder of these strikes is planted squarely into her chest, driving her backwards and creating a bit of a gap between the two combatants once more.
"Woah, you need to trim those nails, lady!"
The kick to the chin snaps the suprised Lotus' head backwards with an audible *CRACK!*. Seems her neck took a bit of damage! Any attempt at evasion or reaction she had fails in that moment, and May Lees kicks send her flying backwards, rolling across the ground.
After a moment on the ground, the laughter starts over again, Lotuses eyes wide with intensity as she pushes herself up. Are mouths SUPPOSED to be able to smile that wide? "Delicious! You ARE fun!". She runs her fingers along the wood of the pier as she stands, leaving gashes in it "Trim them? But it took all day to get them nice and sharp!".
With lightening speed, she closes with May Lee, sending a swipe with said claws at the girl again! This is a feint however, easily dodged as instead a kick comes up at May Lees head!
COMBATSYS: May Lee blocks Lotus' Random Strike.
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May Lee 0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0 Lotus
Well, atleast the person's a good sport about it. She kind of feels bad for getting set up to fight this strange person. They can't actually be a professional fighter. Their attacks are just so amateur and slow, hardly seeming to have any technique at all. She can practically read them like an open book!
May Lee weaves backwards to avoid the clumsy swipe, easily seeing it for what it is. The kick fairs no better, meeting the toughened surface of the teenager's forearm instead of her skull as she casually lifts her arm up to intercept the blow like they'd rehearsed it a hundred times.
"Not bad," she says in a low whisper, keeping her voice down so the audience can't hear. She tries to offer some encouragement to the actor so they don't get too upset about being used as a punching bag. "A few more like that and then we can go for the finish, okay? Get ready, here I come!"
Lowering her stance as she prepares to strike, May Lee does her best to telegraph her intent to the other woman without making it too obvious, drawing out her kick just a little longer than necessary so she can see it coming. The girl's leg swings out sideways in a wide spin kick and as she turns the scarf and gloves seem to suddenly reappear.
When did she have time to put those back on? Where do they /go/ anyways? These mysteries may never be solved.
COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges May Lee's Change-Up Kick.
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May Lee 0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0 Lotus
SUch questions concerning May Lees sudden clothing changes never really occur to Lotus. What DOES occur is that kick, or rather where it's going. With a leap into the air, Lotus sails right over it, May Lees leg passing below striking nothing but thin air and Lotus red hair!
Something ELSE occurs to the stab-happy amazon:
May Lee isn't taking her seriously! or at least, isn't aware of how big a threat her opponent is.
Lotus grins at May as she lands, head tilting at an angle like a demented puppy, intense gaze mixed with amusement as well as curiosity "Few more what?". That said, she seemingly vanishes, dashing past May Lee while swinging low with her clawed fingertips. Stopping on a dime, she changes direction, attacking from another angle just as fast. Then another, and another! Lotus dashes around May Lee at high speed with several such attacks, seeming to aim for vital areas, leaving nasty bleeding cuts each time!
COMBATSYS: May Lee dodges Lotus' Slice and Dice.
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May Lee 0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0 Lotus
The strange shift in clothing brings with it an equally obvious change in attitude. Gone is the spunky teenager and in her place that heroic soul that had called out the dark murderess in challenge steps to the fore once again as if sensing something amiss. Her grin becomes infused with almost comical amounts of righteous arrogance, though she can't entirely dispel the hint of girlish charm behind it.
May Lee moves with fluid grace as the first deadly claw comes flying at her once again, hopping over the scything swipe. The second dash meets only empty air as the girl once more evades harm with skillful ease, leaning sideways like a young sapling to avoid the wild swing. Each of Lotus's attempts to connect as she crosses back and forth ends the same way, her target proving just a little too fast to ever get ahold of.
By now the crowd has really started getting into it. Cheers erupt each time May Lee evades one of the nasty scratches, her assailant flying back and forth like an enraged bull attempting to gore a matador. As if to rub it in a little, the teen gives a little flourish each time she escapes harm, spinning about to take up various poses.
Eventually, however, she decides its time to go on the counter offensive. Putting a hand on her hip, she points dramatically at Lotus with the other, her voice bellowing with melodramatic emphasis.
"You waste your time, fiend! A Hero of Justice cannot be defeated by such paltry tricks! As I live and breath, evil will not prosper!"
Leaping forward to catch Lotus before she can have a chance to recover, the teenager lets out a high-pitched battle cry as she falls upon her foe. One hand raises up over her head, the fingers all becoming rigid like the blade of a knife. She swings it around in a wide but swift chopping motion, dropping it on Lotus's head as if it were the blade of an axe.
"May Lee Choooop!"
COMBATSYS: Lotus blocks May Lee's May Lee Cho~p! EX.
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May Lee 0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0 Lotus
Lotus leans in, grin never faltering, as her arms raise in a crossblock! May Lees attack is stopped cold, though the impact does cause more bruising under the sleeves.
"Ooohhh.... a hero of justice? Why are heroes only working for just ice? Aren't there other flavors of ice? HEEEEEEEEEEEHEEhahahaha!".
Dropping her arms and drawing a pair of daggers, Lotus throws a combination of stabs and slashes at May Lee, never stopping her motion in an attempt to keep the heroic figure guessing!
COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits May Lee with Armed Combo.
- Power hit! -
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May Lee 1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0 Lotus
That pun physically hurt. Even more so than the slashes that follow it.
For the first time in their fight, May Lee's goofing off due to the misunderstanding ends up biting her in the ass. The flurry of wild slashes tears into her with reckless abandon meeting little resistance as the girl had simply intended to evade as before, putting some distance between them in order to give herself a moment or two to see the strikes and adjust. Instead, she gets shredded like a bag of cheese.
"Wh-hey! T-that really hurts!"
The teenager manages to finally push herself away from the crazy fiend, planting a foot on her chest to drive her back. Her fingers go down to the tattered remains of her favorite shirt, coming away stained with blood when she draws them up to her face. What the actual hell? Those knives are /real/?! No one said anything about this! It's just supposed to be an exhibition match!
Glancing with disbelief at the referee, who just shrugs at her apologetically, May Lee grits her teeth and takes a deep breath. "Okay. It's okay. You've just been sent to fight some actual crazy person with actual knives. Nothing you can't handle."
Taking a deep breath to calm herself, she puts her game face back on and turns to face Lotus again. The flash of pearly white teeth signals the return of her heroic smirk and the girl tenaciously takes up her combat stance once again, pulling her arms in tight against her sides. Damnit but it hurts when she moves after that savage thrashing. A hero wouldn't let something like that stop them though so neither will she!
"Hmph! If you think that's enough to slow me down, you've got another thing coming, villain! Have a taste of my righteous vengence!"
The air around May Lee's hand begins to spark and crackle as she leans forward, tensing her legs in preparation to hurl herself into the fray once again. The girl blasts off like a rocket when she finally moves, flying on a direct impact course with the giggling slasher. She thrusts her empowered fist forward as she flies, leading the charge with a powerful punch as she closes the gap!
COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges May Lee's Shining Thunder Blow EX.
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May Lee 1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Lotus
"HAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Being stabbed and slashed HURTS!? You DON'T SAY!". Lotuses amusement is unquestionable, not just due to the injury inflicted, but moreso May Lees sudden realization that this is NOT a dress rehursal! "Oh, you say 'crazy person' like it's a BAD thing!". She wags a finger "I wouldn't worry, though.....".
As May Lee rushes in first first, Lotus waits for the perfect moment, and then simply turns sideways! The electrified punch passes within inches of her face, as May Lee suddenly finds herself face to face up close with the maniac "..... I won't kill you, after all!".
With another lightening fast motion, Lotus races past May Lee, her clawed fingers on one hand going low at the heroic warriors stomach, attempting to claw deeply along her abdomen as she goes!
COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits May Lee with Exsanguinate.
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May Lee 1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1 Lotus
Once more May Lee attempts to avoid the deadly claws and proves just a little too slow, perhaps hindered by her previous wounds. The addition of fresh cuts to her collection hardly does much to help that situation but she's already in so much pain it doesn't really make it worse either.
The girl lets out a strangled gasp as the nails bite into her flesh, sinking to one knee. Well, that's comforting. One would hope that the people responsible for this travesty would be standing by to ensure that didn't happen anyways but considering they were willing to pair up a teenage girl with some kind of psychopath sort of puts their competance into doubt.
Struggling back to her feet, May Lee rounds on the twisted woman and gives chase. No more heroic spiels are forth coming. Things have gotten a lot more serious than she anticipated. Actions will serve her better than words now.
She catches up with Lotus a second or two later, still able to put on speed despite her injuries. Her foot snaps out in a swift kick at the woman's shin, immediately flowing into a second kick at her midsection, attempting to herd the elusive fighter towards the edge of the dock. She lunges forward and goes for a grapple when there is no where left to run, hoping to catch and pin those knife-bearing hands before she can slip away again.
COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges May Lee's Combo Grapple.
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May Lee 1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1 Lotus
Lotus gives a savage grin "Now your getting into it!". She lifts her leg to evade the snap to the shin, and bends her torso almost inhumanly to evade the followup kick! When the lunge comes, Lotus leaps up and over to the side!
As she lands, Lotus slams a foot down on the edge of one of the boards on the dock, attempting to snap up the other end into May Lee from below!
COMBATSYS: May Lee counters Improvised Slam from Lotus with HENSHIN!.
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May Lee 1/---<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=====--\1 Lotus
Well it didn't go quite as planned but atleast her opponent is predictable, evading capture by leaping overhead. May Lee is prepared for her tactics this time and wastes no time in exploiting the easily anticipated manuever. When Lotus stomps on the ground, there is no one there to catch the other end of her Looney Tunes attack as the teenager is already flying towards her, fist cocked back.
May Lee's fist impacts with a resounding thud, burying itself into the soft underbelly of her opponent. She uses the couple of moments that buys her to spin about, whirling like Superman in a phonebooth. Scarf and gloves make a triumphant return as she explosively resumes her heroic persona, delivering a second powerful strike to Lotus's jaw.
"Don't get cocky yet! A hero doesn't give up, even when things look grim!"
BAM! POW! The strikes hit home on Lotus! She doubles over with the first, and her head snaps sideways with the second! Already massive bruising can be seen along the lunatics jaw as a result..... despite this, her grin never falters, and she even starts to giggle "Oh, i know you hero types. I'm not cocky, i just don't care as long as i'm having FUN!". With that, she lunges forwards towards May Lee, teeth dripping with some kind of greenish tint! If able, she sinks her teeth into May Lees shoulder or neck, whichever she can reach first, pumping highly-toxic venom into the young lass!
COMBATSYS: May Lee parries Lotus' Deadly Kiss!
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May Lee 1/---<<<</<<<<<<<|==-----\-------\0 Lotus
Now that she knows what she's up against for real, May Lee is starting to get back into the swing of things. Her initial impression that the opponent was some sort of hired actor had made her lax and she'd paid for that when she was taken off guard. No longer.
The teenager smirks but there's an edge of sobriety to it now as Lotus rattles off lines that sound like they came from a cheesy B-list movie. Either this person is really good at acting or they're actually straight up crazy. Either way, it's clear that they aren't planning to hold back so she's just going to treat them like she would any other evil doer!
May Lee's eyes widen as she sees the teeth coming her way. She flows into action with practiced grace, waiting til the last moment before she snaps her hand out to intercept the maniac, not in any mood to add poisonous bites to her list of current ailements. A swift palm strike to the shoulder is enough to throw Lotus off-course, sending the woman stumbling sideways as physics dictate she must do with that kind of momentum behind her.
The young hero doesn't give her a chance to recover. Bringing both of her hands together, she forms a heavy blade with her fingers, swinging the conjoined bludgeon up and over her head to give it as much oomph as possible when she brings it crashing down on Lotus's head, attempting to stun the villain.
COMBATSYS: May Lee successfully hits Lotus with The End! EX+.
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May Lee 0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0 Lotus
The heavy strike delivers a clouting blow, knocking the villian insensate for a few seconds. Getting some of her mojo back, May Lee can't help but flash a fierce grin as she leaps away, coiling her body up to gather strength for the follow up strike.
She leaps into the air, hurling herself in a flying kick that blitzes into Lotus like a freight train, paralyzing her in place as some strange power takes hold at the moment of impact. The heroic teen turns, scarf aflutter in the cool ocean breeze, to face the rows of spectators, fresh determination sparkling in her eyes. She thrust one arm up across her body at a diagonal angle and slowly rotates it until it points vertically at the sky, going through one of the most iconic Tokusatsu poses with dramatic flair. A moment later she lowers the arm, slashing across her chest with the other one to mimic the diagonal gesture of the first.
Lotus simply explodes. There isn't any other way to describe what happens when that second arm comes up. A ball of fire erupts around the crazed woman, engulfing her completely in spiritual flames. For a moment she disappears entirely within the conflagration but the blast sends her hurling away eventually, leaving May Lee to stare stoically at the cheering crowd, never once turning to look at the explosion like some kind of action hero movie star.
"In the name of Justice, taste the wrath of heaven!"
There is silence following the blast. Thick smoke fills the air due to the combustion, causing a small haze to block vision of Lotus and whatever state she may be in.....
Slowly, a laugh fills the air. It grows in intensity until it's a shrill cackle! The smoke clears, revealing Lotus standing there on what remainds of that section of the dock. One of her arms is gone, her clothes are burnt off in many places. Half her face is burnt. One leg is at an unnatural angle..... spectators hide their childrens eyes and wince at the shape she is in and still moving.
It's pretty grusome.
Despite this, she is laughing as she limps torwards May Lee. With an audible *CRACK!* she snaps her leg back into place. Even as May Lee watches her skin seems to be visibly restoring itself somehow!
Hocking a gout of something gross from her mouth into the ocean, Lotus stares at May Lee "If that was heaven, i wonder what hell looks like! HAAAAAAAAHAHAHA HA!". Withe the last 'HA!', Lotus spits a cloud of green at May Lee!
COMBATSYS: May Lee parries Lotus' Toxic Miasma!
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May Lee 0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0 Lotus
Woah. That, uh, that generally doesn't happen. Infact, she's pretty sure no one's ever lost body parts from her attacks before. This person must be /super/ evil.
May Lee does her best not to wince when the leg is noisly reset, instead narrowing her eyes on the battered villain. Even in such a state she still intends to fight? This isn't a psycho, it's a monster. Is this what a dark stalker looks like? She's going to have a word or two with the producers after this!!
"You'll know soon enough, fiend!"
Still hyped up on adrenaline and JUSTICE, May Lee is all sorts of ready when the cloud of noxious fumes is bleched her way. She wrinkles her nose but doesn't hesistate to act, lunging directly at the incoming cloud rather than attempting to retreat. Dropping nearly flat to the ground, the teen power slides underneath the gas cloud. Her stomach churns at the foul odor wafting off the thing but it only takes a moment for her to slip clear of the danger and then she's back on her feet and running directly at the hobbled monster.
Reaching out to grab hold of Lotus's remaining arm, the hero attempts to get a firm grip before lifting her leg up to place her heel square on the woman's chest. With a powerful thrust, she drives the limb forward like a piston, blasting her opponent away if she isn't quick or crafty enough to escape.
"May Lee Breeeeak!"
COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges May Lee's May Lee Break! EX.
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May Lee 0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0 Lotus
If May Lee had called Lotus a monster to her face, she would have taken it as a compliment. Unfortunately, this exchange does not happen.
May Lee IS correct, however..... on both counts.
As she slides in however, Lotus watches her carefully. At the last moment, she pulls her arm out of the way of being grabbed, followed by a swipe of a dagger at May Lees arm just before sidestepping the followup kick! "Well, if you insist! I'll try not to break you TOO much!"
COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits May Lee with Fierce Strike.
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May Lee 0/-------/-======|=======\=------\1 Lotus
May Lee cries out as the blade slashes into her flesh leaving a ragged wound behind, clutching at the wounded limb instinctively. That one bit pretty deep. Already suffering from a great deal of blood loss and stress from her injuries, this fresh cut is almost enough to do her in despite the non-fatal nature of it. Her vision blurs, scrambling like tv white noise for a moment, but she shakes it off with a grunt.
"Nrgh... we'll see who breaks, monster!"
Gathering her strength and courage, the teenager drops back into her fighting stance and throws herself at Lotus, driving her knee towards the woman's burned face with an aggressive leaping attack.
COMBATSYS: Lotus blocks May Lee's May Lee Dynamic!.
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May Lee 0/-------/-----==|=======\==-----\1 Lotus
It IS a noble attempt! May Lees knee comes close to Lotuses face..... before slamming hard into the darkstalkers open palm, being stopped cold seemingly! Judging from the pressure wave distorting the air behind Lotuses hand, the attack had a lot more force than one would expect despite how simple the attack seems to be blocked.
As May Lees momentum is stopped, Lotus takes the opportunity to lean in close to May Lees face "Thanks for the compliment!". That said, she throws a simple punch at May Lees temple!
COMBATSYS: May Lee fails to interrupt Power Strike from Lotus with Surprise Air Finish.
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May Lee 0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1 Lotus
COMBATSYS: May Lee prepares to take her last stand against Lotus!
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May Lee 0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1 Lotus
Apparently being caught in midair isn't enough to dissuade the tenacious young woman. She grits her teeth and rebounds from the block, spinning like a cat to deliver a powerful kick to Lotus's head only to get beaten to the punch, rather literally. The impact blasts her square in the temple and sends her flying sideways, leaving the girl in a crumpled pile on the ground.
For several seconds it looks like the fight might be over. In her wounded state, there isn't much more of that the girl could have taken. But, surprisingly, May Lee stirs and rises to her feet, wobbling slightly as if woozy. Getting socked in the head certainly didn't improve her focus.
"I... I'm not finished...yet...!"
Those cat-like yellow eyes stare into May Lees, boring into her like drills of madness "Are you SUUUUUUURE? You look pretty finished to me. Maybe you should stop here, hhmm? Since this is SNF, i'll be sporting. That IS real blood, after all. Somehow i doubt you have an infinite amount of it". She holds her arms wide "Make your choice now, little plaything, not that this hasn't been fun nonetheless!".
COMBATSYS: Lotus takes no action.
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May Lee 0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1 Lotus
May Lee glares at the crazy woman with a tight expression, her features marked by obvious pain. She takes a faltering step forward and nearly falls over for the effort, barely managing to stagger sideways in time to keep from tripping over her own feet. Her breath comes quick and heavy, her chest laboring to get enough oxygen into her body with the quickly diminishing supply of blood to carry it around. While she's still relatively in one piece, especially compared to her opponent, she's somehow come out the worst for wear.
"No... I won't... I..."
The world suddenly tilts sideways. The teenager blinks, confusion in her eyes as she tries to understand why everything looks crooked. It takes her several second to realize that she's lying on her side on the hard concrete of the dock. When did that happen? And why is it so cold?
Regardless of her intent, it's pretty clear that the girl isn't capable of fighting any more. The referee blows the signal that brings the fight to an official end, rushing out to interpose himself between Lotus and the fallen hero. A pair of paramedics are right on his heals and quickly set about applying bandages to the cuts to staunch the flow of blood. The injuries aren't life threatening at this point but she's definately going to need some rest and a transfusion.
COMBATSYS: May Lee takes no action.
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May Lee 0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1 Lotus
The ref quickly finds little need to stand between them. Lotus makes no move to persue further harm to May Lee. This fights over, and as fun as it would be, now is neither the time nor the place! She did her best to keep her attacks only in the range of bloody without crossing into lethal. Give May Lee a few scars to remember her by! By now most of the flesh on her face has regenerated to reasonably normal look, resembling a bad sunburn than the more serious burns from before. Even the missing arm looks better, already slightly longer as the limb has really only just started regrowing itself.
Turning to look at a camera drone, Lotus grins, gives a salute, then buries a knife expertly thrown into the camera lens! Give the producers some 'dramatic closeout' footage!
Log created on 19:15:35 05/30/2018 by May Lee, and last modified on 01:29:00 05/31/2018.