Description: A hero and an assassin meet on the beach!
On the edge of the Pacific High campus, is a small beach overlooking the placid waters of the Pacific Ocean. There, on the beach, sits a portly Chinese businessman and his accomplice, a slim Caucasian accountant with sunglasses and a flask of spiked punch. They have a parasol above them and are in their bathing suits, the Chinese man in a speedo and the Caucasian in a traditional shorts affair. There's a small radio beside them, playing a funk hit from Japanese artist Watanabe, and they quietly discuss business, overlooking the surf. The Caucasian accountant is a representative of Pacific High, one of the ledgers minders from the international recruiting association, and the Chinese man is trying to get his son a seat on the roster next semester.
Pacific High is very competitive, but luckily the Chinese business man is very wealthy, having made a fortune since the formation of CITIC in 1989.
Unfortunately for both of them, Geese Howard has a rival interest, his computer manufacturing in East Asia in direct opposition with the millionaire's company.
One of the fences enclosing access to the beach smashes down as a bright pink dune buggy slams over a dune and down through it, driven by Rochelle. Her crimson red ponytail wags in the wind, as she cruises at them across the beach, swiveling back and forth as she slaloms across the sand.
And someone who was headed for the beach for a quiet walk, and possibly get in some practice was one Koto. Who... just stares as the bright pink dune buggy blazes down the beach. At least until he sees WHERE it is headed.
What kind of hero would he be if he didn't try to stop an accident like that from happening!?
Leaping into the air, Koto does his transformation motions as he glides down the beach in a show of what most would assume wires would be needed for or only see in those kung fu flicks as he tries to get to the two in the way of it with a shout of, "Watch out! Crazy woman driver!"
Rochelle grimaces as she sees that her intimidation plan on Geese's rival was interrupted by what appears to be a Japanese vigilante. She jerks the wheel to the side with a swerve of her arm and shoulder and slides to a halt by slamming into a low dune, sand splashing to the side and off the wheel.
Rochelle reaches between the two seats and pulls out a titanium rod, climbing out of the dune buggy on the cross-carriage of the buggy and standing up with a boot on the side of the fusillage. "Well well well, a flying squirrel to trap in a spider's web," she croons with her dark red lips, curling into a smile across her ivory flesh.
As the millionaire and accountant hurriedly hustle off the beach, Rochelle drops off the side of the dune buggy and toggles a switch, the titanium rod telescoping out into a metal bo staff.
There's a flair of red chi around her hands and boots, as she slowly sidles forward with a red light sashay, bo beside her as her eyes sparkle with red.
"Shall we complete this meaningless game? I think I'd like to make my paycheck."
COMBATSYS: Rochelle has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Koto has joined the fight here.
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Rochelle 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Koto
That earns a tilt from the masked man's head. "Paycheck?" Of course, then it hits him. "Oooh! Are you some sort of mob enforcer? I did not know that they came in hot leather and good looks."
"Ah... wait, so you were trying to kill those two? Um..." Koto looks thoughtful as if trying to figure if he wants to save the two, then shrugs.
He strikes a quick pose, "Stop in the name of justice!" The posturing even has him with his finger facing outwards and practically picture perfect with his index, middle, and thumb making a J on one hand by his face. "Mega Dragon Fighter J-Dragon will stop you!"
The even more awkward part is that he sounds like he's not even out of high school yet.
"Kill is a delicate term for a series of options others give me," comes a light rebuttal, almost a flirt, as she spins her staff into position across her gloved hands.
"So you fancy yourself a hero? You know, like on television?" Rochelle asks with a cheekish smile. "I'll teach you a few tricks, boy. And if I don't manage to break your hand, we can call you victorious."
Rochelle then bounds off her feet with her motorcycle boots and lands in a dash, running at Koto full tilt. She swings around with the staff in a silat swipe, turning about with a spin and swinging the weapon in a long strike across the middle, the rear of the bo tucked behind her back, sliding through her elbow and along her forearm.
COMBATSYS: Koto endures Rochelle's Tsunami Strike.
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Rochelle 0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0 Koto
The masked J-Dragon barely has time to move to attempt to defend himself as he ends up nailed in the stomach pretty hard. "Ow." He comments, then spins around as sand literally explodes in front of his leg as he swings it around, a bright prismatic burst of energy flashing out as he does a low sweep in an attempt to literally toss her into the air.
"Dragon Swings Tail!" Is easily heard as he follows through with a second jump and spin kick that launches another prismatic wave about where she might be if the first one hit to attempt to send her away.
His landing is nimble as he spins and slides a foot into a wide stance with his hands before him in a loose looking, open handed posture that is definitely the mark of someone skilled in the more soft styles of fighting as he starts to move to circle around her. "I will have you know I am an actual hero, lady."
COMBATSYS: Rochelle blocks Koto's Dragon Swings Tail.
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Rochelle 0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0 Koto
Rochelle is swept upwards, somersaulting however, to adopt a downward stance in mid-air as the second wave comes up at her. She crosses her arms and is blasted backwards, backrolling to the ground and landing in a crouch, her motorcycle outfit sizzling from chi.
She comes to a standing position, watching Koto closely as she turns to face him, allowing him to circle.
"Well, that's implicit," she shares. "The question is, why adopt two layers, when I can find one and peel the other back?"
She winks, indicating a secret, before she takes a double step at the tokahatsu and explodes into the air with a spin kick, leaping upwards and swinging her leg around at his head.
A wave of red chi ripples along her leather-clad leg, a blossom following her foot.
COMBATSYS: Koto fails to interrupt Moonlight Butterfly from Rochelle with Crane Swipes Fish.
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Rochelle 0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0 Koto
Taking a bit of a chance, Koto moves to block the incoming spin kick with an arm, only to end up moved back pretty far a couple of steps from the force of it and stumbling even. "Two layers? What in the world are you saying, lady?"
Koto is definitely a little confused by the banter that she is giving, even as he adopts a more tighter stance, his hands moving to closed fists as he stands a bit straighter and firmer.
"You cannot seek me, without understanding myself. There can be no meaning with another, without understanding what you mean, young one," Rochelle explains, her bo staff reversing position in her hand as she does a slow, languid approach, from a diagonal position, to force a subtle shift to place her at the right flank, the side preferable for frienship, showing the left side of her face to give her an advantage in terms of judgement.
"You are a hero, and a man living the fantasy of the hero. If I remove the fantasy, what do I have? A hero."
She swings her staff up into the air at a beveling angle and then brings it down at one of the closed fists.
"So I will take away the hero, and leave the fantasy."
COMBATSYS: Koto blocks Rochelle's Crushing Strike.
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Rochelle 0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0 Koto
Koto moves his arm to block the incoming staff, showing that perhaps he isn't all show as he barely moves his arm from the impact. "Sure you will."
His front leg snaps upwards in a crescent kick. No special effects or anything else, but still that kick is pretty harsh. He even doesn't extend the leg fully until it's arcing straight at her midsection with intent to do at least some harm in repayment for hitting him with that bo staff.
Seriously, that thing hurts!
COMBATSYS: Rochelle blocks Koto's Crescent Kick.
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Rochelle 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Koto
Rochelle shifts back a step at the incoming lateral crescent kick, spotting the variation on the traditional variety that she reads as her foe grasping her intended meaning from her brief discussion.
She brings up her knee to buffet the kick away from her stomach and allows the bone aching impact to spin her to a position facing away as she lowers her stinging leg to the beach sands.
As soon as her leg lands, she is in motion, her left arm swinging at the masked hero with her palm bent upwards and fingers curled in, a traditional Silat stone breaker swinging at Koto. Crimson energy sweeps along her arm, the forearm the intended impact surface, with his jaw.
COMBATSYS: Koto endures Rochelle's Power Surge.
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Rochelle 1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1 Koto
Taking the forearm swipe to the jaw of his helmet, Koto moves back again from the blow.
He might be a hero, but it's obvious that he might be out of his league at the moment as he breathes heavily. Stepping to one side, he tries to perform a throw while she still has her arm outwards in an attempt to try to gain some sort of momentum, or so he hopes.
COMBATSYS: Rochelle fails to interrupt Strong Throw from Koto with Glittering Monsoon.
- Power fail! -
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Rochelle 1/---====/=======|=======\===----\1 Koto
Rochelle swings off her good foot with a front kick at the sidestepping Koto.
However, the damage to her knee she took blocking the crescent kick conspires with Koto's fast footwork, and she whiffs by him, caught up in the air and in his grip.
She produces a feminine yelp as she's tossed across the beach and to the ground, her bo wobble swinging above her.
It lands on the sand some meters away, as she lays on her stomach. She spits the grit out of her mouth, looking to the bo, instead of Koto, losing her focus on him.
And that's probably the wrong thing to do with Koto as he shifts his stance to the looser, more open one before dashing in towards her and trying to plant a fist into her back while she is still down on the ground.
There's no real flashiness to it, but his looser stance definitely has him at least running fast, and moving more like a boxer than the hard kick that he tried earlier.
COMBATSYS: Rochelle dodges Koto's Dash Punch.
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Rochelle 1/---====/=======|=======\===----\1 Koto
Rochelle pumps her hands into a roll away from Koto and then gets onto her good leg with a toe from her motorcycle boot, evading the dashing approach. She scrambles to her bo staff, limping on her bad knee.
Rochelle grabs the staff with Koto following and scoops it up in her hand. She rolls into her shoulder and lands in a crouch facing him, with a quick thwap upwards at his ear with the cylindrical base of the weapon.
"You press my resources, child. Very good," she hisses, snarling.
COMBATSYS: Rochelle successfully hits Koto with Evasive Strike.
-* CRITICAL HIT! *-
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Rochelle 1/--=====/=======|=======\=====--\1 Koto
The weapon smacks into a forearm before Koto rolls away from her quickly, even hopping back and gliding before bringing his hands upwards and around in a wide circle to cross before him. "If you think that is pressing resources... try this!"
That odd prismatic symbol with the flowing wing design appears under him again, then there is a large amount of sparks of it in the air as it rises upwards and flows to his arms that move into a sign like a large plus at the rest and the rest of the arms making the rest of it. "AURORA--"
Impossibly, those crossed arms shimmer with the prismatic energy... then lashes out in a wide, scary beam of destructive force aimed at Rochelle herself no less. "BUUUURST!"
COMBATSYS: Rochelle dodges Koto's Aurora Burst.
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Rochelle 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|==-----\-------\0 Koto
Rochelle rises to her feet, invigorated by the slow summon of chi that she seems to feed off of. Her own aura flares around her, violent bright red, red ponytail whipping around behind her. She bends down on her wounded knee as the energy grows around Koto, wincing as she forces herself to deal with the pain for her next move.
Suddenly, hyper-aware of her environment, she runs right into the beam.
There's a blood curtling cry as the beam splits in half from her bo staff slicing it in twain, leaping through the breach and landing on the other side.
Now, she presses her advantage, her bo staff swinging out and slicing and swiping and punching and slamming and slapping, a wide pattern of strikes and assaults and combinations pressing forward, slowly narrowing until there is a single strike, a jam of her bo at the direct tip of the chin, as if a billiard cue.
COMBATSYS: Rochelle successfully hits Koto with Fibonacci Sequence.
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Rochelle 0/-------/---<<<<|======-\-------\0 Koto
Weathering the assault by blocking as much of it can with his forearms and shins, Koto knows when he is probably beat so tries one last thing even as he takes the tip of the bo staff to the jaw. He might fall over from it, but his leg lights up with the prismatic energy.
"THUNDER... KICK!" The last part is said as he falls backwards, the roundhouse instead of going for her side, goes straight for her head instead in an attempt to knock her silly. Not to mention probably accidently damage her hearing from the resulting thunder like sound if it hits anywhere near where it is supposed to. Or just the ground for that matter as he ends up unconscious afterwards.
And that costume disappears as well, to reveal that... well, he is just a high school student from the looks. A Pacific High student at that.
COMBATSYS: Koto can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Rochelle dodges Koto's Thunder Kick.
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Rochelle leaps into the air as the roundhouse swings around, narrowly dodging it and landing on the ground afterwards.
Her ears ringing from the clap of sound - she's no stranger to nightclubs, but that was more like being next to the speakers at a Skrillex show - she smiles down at the unconscious teenagers.
"You get to keep the hero beneath the fantasy after all."
She spins her staff into it's rod position, and limps off to her dune buggy. She mounts up and cranks the engine into gear, before she blazing off the way she came, kicking up sand behind her in the setting Japanese sun.
Log created on 22:04:08 11/08/2018 by Koto, and last modified on 00:16:48 11/09/2018.