SNF 2019.02 - SNF: Chinese Dragon Dance

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Description: Hinata and Sophia are set up by the SNF authorities to do a tricksy battle during a Chinese New Year celeberation. Does the snake have an advantage over the schoolgirl in dancing with a dragon!?

The commission that sets up these SNF matches has arranged for a gimmicky performance in which Hinata and her opponent battle underneath a papier mache longcat or something. She wasn't really paying attention. So as she gets out on the street at night, with fireworks going and people yelling, and some horrifying dog-dragon approaching, she is seriously wondering if maybe she should have accepted the pamphlet with the instructions after all.

Sure, they're technically optional. What matters is the fighting! But she doesn't even get what she's supposed to be doing here. Oh, well. Maybe her opponent will know. For the time being, she tugs on her fingerless gloves, makes sure her shoes are tied properly (aka easy to kick off when needed), and settles in to watch the spectacle until it's time for the match to start!

Battling underneath a paper mache dragon? That could be a bit awkward, as Sophia isn't exactly the most graceful person. Plus having to bend her tail underneath it would be uncomfortable. A few people stare at Sophia as she makes her way to the match before one of them speak up, "That's a nice costume, but you do realize that it's the year of the pig and not the snake?" She doesn't bother to correct him not wanting to blow her cover any further than she already has.

COMBATSYS: Hinata has started a fight here.

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Hinata is standing on the side-lines, but in the road, waiting for the dragon as it comes inexorably closer, with all those people around/under/whatever it. Or maybe it's just moving on its own. Who knows! Who cares! Not Hinata! She just wants to faito faito. So when a girl approaches into the 'fighting area' that is 'the street', she judges that this must be her opponent.

"Hi~! I assume you're Sophia? I'm Hinata!" She tilts her head a bit at the snake-body, but... Let's be honest, the world of martial arts is strange and magical, and she isn't about to be held up by a detail like that. "I like your glasses! They're super cute!" she calls out as she takes up a fighting pose. She figures it's more polite to comment on that than on the scales.

"Good evening Hinata, thank you." Sophia turns a bit red at the younger girl's compliment. She would have to do her best to keep her predator side under control with all the people present and the teenager. She rather not feed on her even if she's her opponent for this evening. Hopefully no one would provoke her. As the dragon approaches she attempts to use her tail to pull Hianta underneath it. Having her cornered would work to her advantage

COMBATSYS: Sophia has joined the fight here.

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Hinata           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Sophia

COMBATSYS: Hinata blocks Sophia's Improvised Throw.

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Hinata           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Sophia

That tail isn't just for show! Hinata is unexpectedly pulled off her feet, but manages to land as safely as she can, reducing the impact and enabling her to jerk her leg free. She's still down low, but she's not being dragged on her back across asphalt.

Rolling into a crouch, Hinata accepts the invitation to get in close, trying to unleash a short-range fireball of Chi from her fists! "Kikou Shoutei!" she calls out, probably because yelling attack names helps. This is a Science Fact.

COMBATSYS: Sophia blocks Hinata's Kikou Shoutei.

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Hinata           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Sophia

Of course there's just one problem with shouting your attacks. Sophia knows when it's coming even if she doesn't know that much Japanese. She lifts her tail to shield herself from the fireball. It works for the most part but it still stings a bit. She follows up with a projectile of her own, as she places her hands together. A green energy snake forms from her hands and launches itself at Hinata attempting to make the schoolgirl wary.

COMBATSYS: Sophia successfully hits Hinata with Bedtime Story.

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Hinata           0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0           Sophia

Whoops. Looks like obliging the enemy by getting in close didn't pan out for Hinata after all. She is slammed by the green energy snake and knocked backwards hard. She feels winded by the blow to the midsection, but scrambles to get back onto her feet. Only now there's this dragon in the way, limiting her options. Hmmm...

She decided to take another angle of attack, jumping up and over the dragon and the dancers, and kicking off her shoes at Sophia. One shoe! Two shoes! Three shoe--Wait, three? Also it seems she has already replaced them before she hits the ground. Just how many shoes is she carrying!? They are launched with surprising force, down at an angle, trying to nail Sophia from a hopefully unexpected direction.

COMBATSYS: Hinata successfully hits Sophia with Renkyakudan EX.

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Hinata           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Sophia

Sophia doesn't have much use for shoes most of the time, but she ends up getting hit in the face repeatedly by them anyway. She tries to take advantage of Hinata being airborne as she swings her tail upwards attempt to throw the girl. Hopefully she hits her and not the dragon and the dancers as well given its length.

COMBATSYS: Hinata dodges Sophia's Light Reading.

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Hinata           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Sophia

Score! Shoes to the face, kicked off with great force! Only... They don't seem to have had much impact, just like her fireball. Even through a defense, it seems as though there should have been more damage. It must be all those scales! Even if she can't see any on Sophia's face, maybe there's really small ones! The tail arcing up almost nabs Hinata, but she manages to use her trained reflexes and nimble body to first bunch up into a ball and then bend in midair to avoid the attack.

Unfortunately, this means she narrowly avoids landing on the dragon, and instead lands on Sophia's side. She's back in melee range again! She isn't sure if she can take her opponent by surprise even if she landed behind her, so she instead just tries to capitalize upon that split second of adjustment to her new position to instead take stock of her opponent and look for weaknesses she can use to her advantage.

There's no point pummeling away at someone who barely takes any damage after all.

COMBATSYS: Hinata focuses on her next action.

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Hinata           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Sophia

Sophia's skin is tough than normally and she's able to regenerate from most attacks. Still she isn't that aggressive unless someone provokes her. As Hinata lands on her, she decides to take advantage of the situation and tries to curl around her once again. Getting in close would make avoiding the dragon less of an issue as well.

COMBATSYS: Hinata dodges Sophia's Epic Tail.

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Hinata           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Sophia

Hinata, having been observing closely instead of relying on the power of FIGHTING SPIRIT to carry her through, sees the coils closing in on her and leaps straight up. She isn't against hugs, but she has the feeling that one would have hurt. Unfortunately, since all she did is jump straight up she's coming right back down where she landed and in easy striking range of her opponent... Except that as she's coming down she tries to leapfrog over Sophia's head using a hand spring after the snakey lady's shoulders, and then kick backwards behind her on her path back over the dragon to the other side.

Neither close range or distance seems particularly safe from Sophia, so all she can do is keep on the move and try not to get hit again. That energy dragon had hit her hard enough that she's still trying to get back her breath, though the pain in her chest has been gradually easing as the fight has progressed>

If she can just avoid getting smacked again, or crushed, then she might have a chance!

COMBATSYS: Hinata successfully hits Sophia with Leap Frog Kick.

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Hinata           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0           Sophia

Sophia has a hard time defending straight above her. Sure, she could curl upwards but that still doesn't protect her shoulders as Hinata leaps on and over her. She wasn't expecting her to do that and with the dragon in the way, it's difficult for her to rush right at her. Instead she's going to have to settle for fighting from a distance as she opens her mouth and spits acid at Hinata.

COMBATSYS: Hinata blocks Sophia's Acid Paper.

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Hinata           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Sophia

Hinata was planning on going low again, but a glob of fluid comes flying over the top of the dragon. Reflexively, she tries to block it. Fortunately, it doesn't land on her forearms she held up, but instead splashes on her clothing. Even so, she gets acid burns as she scrambles to tear away the smoldering parts of her school uniform, leaving her decidedly less decent, but at least not melting. However, she's heavily distracted by the burning of her skin and the focus she has been maintaining on her opponent suffers as a result.

"I see! You're full of tricks too, Sophia! I guess I can't take it easy with you for even one second. You'll surprise me otherwise! ...I hope I don't have to pay to get my uniform replaced." she mutters at the end as she dives and slides under the dancing feet of the people carrying the dragon. She simply tries to do a quick scissor-kick aimed at Sophia's midsection, looking to try to find a chink in her snakey armor. It's not like ALL of her body is a snake, right? So maybe there's weak points!

COMBATSYS: Sophia endures Hinata's Light Kick!

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Hinata           1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Sophia

Sophia's not as well protected above her waist, that's true and her size can make it difficult to move out of the way as Hinata kicks her in the abdomen. She cringes a bit and punches at the girl as she moves in close. She needs a bit of time to prepare her next move and doesn't want to get hit while she's trying to set it up.

COMBATSYS: Hinata blocks Sophia's Fierce Punch.

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Hinata           1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1           Sophia

"Oof!" Hinata lets out. Even through a block that punch hits hard. Are all of Sophia's hits like this!? If she hadn't been focusing on dodging earlier on in the fight, she'd be in even worse shape, no doubt. The jarring impact on her forearms makes her bones hurt, but Hinata doesn't let the pain phase her. It's still there, still distracting, still //painful//, but the thrill of the fight, the adrenaline flowing through her, her boundless energy, is what pushes her to keep going. She reaches up, trying to grab Sophia's extended arm, and then, with strength gained through a mix of chi manipulation and martial arts training, hurl the much larger (or at least much longer) girl over her shoulder (and possibly over the dragon)!

Of course, Hinata isn't exactly practiced in throwing snake-women, so she might have her positioning wrong or might simply not make contact, but snakes are not, typically, airborne creatures, so she is hoping that putting Sophia into a highly unfamiliar environment, even if only for a few seconds, will put her enough off balance to turn the fight in Hinata's favor!

COMBATSYS: Sophia blocks Hinata's Shoulder Throw.

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Hinata           0/-------/--=====|=======\==-----\1           Sophia

Lifting Sophia is harder than might look considering how her weight is distributed. Hinata is able to shove her back a bit but she's able to coil up before the girl manages to grab her. The ground beneath them starts to shake which is a warning for the people inside of the dragon to move out of the way. Suddenly several green energy serpents burst out of the ground. They're similar to the one she threw earlier but much larger. The giant snakes all lunge at Hinata as they all attempt to bite her and suck her dry.

COMBATSYS: Sophia successfully hits Hinata with Hyper Hyperbole.
- Power hit! -

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Hinata           1/----<<</<<<<<<<|==-----\-------\0           Sophia

Nope. She's not throwing any snakes today. Her martial arts style just isn't equipped for it, and Hinata lacks the experience to improvise to that degree. Then she gets snaked again. Only this time, rather than just blasting her, they seem intent on draining her! What a terrible night to have a curse! The curse being that Hinata is a constantly replenishing, nearly inexhaustible source of stamina. It means that she isn't knocked out by the attack, so she gets to be awake for loads of her energy being siphoned away painfully.

She feels weakness flooding through her, but the moment she manages to free herself, with a burst of Chi, she seems revitalized! ...Kind of. And she's still covered in snake bites. She's actually not so much revitalized as woozy, but she has a cool burning Chi aura thing now, so there's that???

She runs once more into the fray, though this time, it is not for a simple sliding kick. Instead, the moment she has passed the dancing feet all around her, she lunges into a series of rapid punches, followed with a burst of Chi from both palms. She's not going to go down without giving it her all, no matter how much her opponent's attacks REALLY HURT.

COMBATSYS: Hinata successfully hits Sophia with Rengekiken.

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Hinata           1/---<<<</<<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0           Sophia

Of course Sophia's a bit winded aftering using that attack and the hydras limit the room she has to dodge it. She finds herself getting punched repeatedly before getting hit by the Chi and is staggered a bit. She attempts to use her tail to shove away Hinata away from her before she can land any more hits on her.

COMBATSYS: Sophia successfully hits Hinata with Strong Throw.

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Hinata           1/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|======-\-------\0           Sophia

Hinata tries to rely on her enormous reserves of stamina once again to tough out the blow, but it seems that, as a mere human, even that has its limits. She can't stand up to the powerful tail-shove, and is thrown underfoot of the dancers with the Longest Dragon Ever. She has to spend her time rolling around trying to avoid being stepped on while still dealing with the pain of her many injuries, the dazed state from all the stolen energy, and mostly all the times she's been bounced off of the pavement or whalloped with superhuman blows!

Sensing that this may be her last chance to do meaningful damage, Hinata forces herself to her feet, and lunges back into close-range. Then she extends one leg, lifts up into the air and begins spinning, engulfed in a furious nimbus of prismatic Chi, trying to deliver multiple successive kicks, boosted by her the spiritual energy that she has gained from being pushed to her physical limits!

COMBATSYS: Sophia endures Hinata's Rasen Enbukyaku EX.

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Hinata           0/-------/----<<<|=======\===----\1           Sophia

Sophia tries to use the dragon to shield herself but she ends up being kicked repeatedly in the process. She bends over in pain finally losing her cool. It's taking a fair amount of effort on her part to remain vertical. Her eyes narrow to slits as she almost topples over and she gasps for air.

She picks up a fan that was discarded by one of the spectators of the fight before she opens her mouth wildly spraying it with acid. It quickly disingreates but she has enough to slap it at Hinata a few times before it completely falls apart.

COMBATSYS: Hinata blocks Sophia's Toxic Treatise.

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Hinata           0/-------/---<<<<|==-----\-------\0           Sophia

Gah! More acid! Just as Hinata is thinking maybe she has sufficiently narrowed the gap that she has a chance, she has to deal with more smoking skin and disintegrating uniform. Her parents are gonna' killllll her. Fighting is okay, but damaging her uniform? Unforgivable! Distressed both by the substance trying to burn holes in her body and the consequences of this battle when she gets home, Hinata tries her Enbukyaku one more time, though in this case without the benefit of all that Chi she had built up. She's really digging deep into her energy reserves now.

She'll probably be up and at 'em shortly after the fight, even if still totally bashed up, sore all over, and needing to see a dermatologist, but in the moment, her ability to keep fighting is severely strained. She's breathing hard as she leaps into the air, trying not to give Sophia a chance to scrounge for any more fans, and once more goes into a series of spinning kicks.

However, she's airborne for a considerably shorter period of time, and there's only like one to three possible hits... Or zero hits if the snakey lady slithers to safety!

COMBATSYS: Sophia blocks Hinata's Enbukyaku.

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Hinata           0/-------/---<<<<|====---\-------\0           Sophia

It's sheer will that's keeping Sophia going at this point as hunger has overtaken her at this point. The kicks certainly hurt but aren't quite enough to break her down. Her tail reachs upwards as she tries to pull the girl from the air and into her arms.

COMBATSYS: Hinata dodges Sophia's Medium Throw.

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Hinata           0/-------/---<<<<|====---\-------\0           Sophia

Yikes! Sophia still hasn't been stopped by that!? It seems without the backing of all her Chi, she's at a disadvantage in damage dealing once again. Still, there's got to be a way to pull out a win here, right? This has turned into a real slug fest though, and unlike Sophia, Hinata is not built for tanking hits. Maybe she should draw from her pool of definitely Completely Original Donut Steel moves. She isn't sure she has the energy left, physical or spiritual, for anything else after this. And even one more hit is probably sayonara for her.

Still, what else can she do but give her all to the end? As Sophia's tail reaches for Hinata, she kicks off of it juuuust barely, pushing herself away enough so that she lands directly in front of her opponent. From that crouched position, she surges up and forwards, fist rising towards the snake lady's chin, in an ascending uppercut that absolutely wasn't copied from any more well-known fighters! "SHOUYOUKEN!" Hinata yells out with all her might.

See? Even the name is different!

COMBATSYS: Sophia dodges Hinata's Shouyouken.

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Hinata           0/-------/----<<<|====---\-------\0           Sophia

Sophia manages to duck into before she's hit by the uppercut but she's still overwhelmed by hunger. Her mouth opens once again but acid doesn't come out this time. Instead a rather long forked tongue shoots out as she tries to ensnare Hinata with it. It's quite clearly she's getting desperate at this point.

COMBATSYS: Hinata dodges Sophia's Thesis Statement.

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Hinata           0/-------/----<<<|=====--\-------\0           Sophia

The slippery snake proved to be evasive after all, right at the end! Completely out of moves she hasn't already used, and running desperately low on energy, Hinata is left at gasping for breath and trying to sort out what to do now. Her evaluation is that she isn't likely to build back up to where she was before again, even if her body is still yearning to fight despite its many injuries and stresses.

But then Sophia... Tries to snare her with snake-tongue!? Hinata, still an innocent schoolgirl, has no choice but to duck away from the lewd attack. "N-no! No tongue! Not on a first fight! If that's the kind of fight that you're looking for, then you better give up on it right now!!"

In order to defend her virtue, she has no choice but to forge ahead after all. She tries to simply swing her fist at Sophia's midsection, which had proven to be less armored earlier on. She has to dissuade any french kisses from strangers at all costs!

COMBATSYS: Sophia blocks Hinata's Medium Punch.

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Hinata           0/-------/----<<<|======-\-------\0           Sophia

Sophia takes the punch and retracts her tongue as she gets smacked by Hinata. She's getting more hungry and frustrated at this point as she tries to pull her with her tail once again to feed from the schoolgirl. With the dragon still close by she feels like a cornered predator.

COMBATSYS: Sophia successfully hits Hinata with Dissertation.
Grazing Hit

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Hinata           0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0           Sophia

Hinata has completely misunderstood what kind of hunger Sophia is feeling, and cries out, "Noooo! Iyaaaahn~!" as she is snared and pulled in by powerful snake coils, finishing off the last of her fighting energy, and securing a win for the naga-looking lady at last.

...But Hinata, in her desperation to escape this inhuman hug, despite not knowing the fate of... What? Blood-drinking? Brain-eating? What do snake ladies eat again? Whatever the grisly fait that awaits her is, she's unaware of it! She has failed her Lore: Snakes roll! Natural 1! She just knows that there's this one from a popular anime, and so this Sophia is probably //exactly the same// because //anime is real//.

With that in mind, Hinata, gathers up all the strength she has left, manages to wriggle a foot free of the serpentine embrace, and tries to kick one of her shoes off as hard as she can, aimed right at what she assumes is the ultra-sensitive tip of Sophia's tail! ...If it's not actually sensitive, then anime has lied to her and her entire life is a lie as a result.

COMBATSYS: Hinata can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Sophia dodges Hinata's Renkyakudan.

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COMBATSYS: Sophia has ended the fight here.

Sophia manages to avoid the shoe that's launched from Hinata as she begins to feed from her. It wouldn't hurt much, but she would certainly be exhausted after the lamia is finished draining the energy from her. It seems like she has plenty of it so there shouldn't be any long-turn effects from it. Seeing what the lamia is doing the dragon dance takes off in the other direction before ends up being her next victim.

Totally out of it as her energy is siphoned away, Hinata's last words before she passes out, all of her strength draining out of her is, "Anime... Lied... About... Monster Girllllllls..." Then she's out like a light. She'll probably be okay by the time medics get to her, but for the time being, she's going to take a little napsy and start on healing her injuries. The psychological trauma of finding out that My Life With Monster Girls isn't a documentary will take much longer to resolve.

Sophia looks a bit embarassed as she comes back to her senses and holds Hinata as she waits for the medics to arrive. She wants to make sure she gets the proper medical attention and she's a bit curious about the anime mentioned as she blacked out. She has to wonder how accurate it and hopefully it didn't give people the wrong impressions.

Log created on 12:35:53 02/18/2019 by Hinata, and last modified on 23:29:31 02/24/2019.