Description: Steve runs into Lilith in Metro Square getting her succubus on, and that's not cool! Alley brawl ensues.
It's Metro Square during Christmas time. This hardly changes the bedlam that is normal Metro Square--the folks in mascot outfits panhandling for charities and various causes are here, as well as bellringers, tourists, food carts, crazy yelling homeless people--the most that's changed is that yuletide decorations have gone up. The amount of people in big cities like this might feel a bit carnival-esque to someone coming from the sticks or smaller towns, because well, it kind of is--which is partly why Lilith is here too. To her the more populated areas of the city are like sideshows that never close up for the night, practically--and she definitely loves coming around the square especially on special events and holidays. So right now is pretty much no different.
She's dressed in her usual tights, boots and leotard--though she does have a red parka over her upper body, which makes her look a fair bit more normal, though it's not like her usual getup would be out of place in the Square, where everyone's dressed as a cartoon character or the cookie monster.
She's busy getting a hotdog from a vendor and paying for it before turning off, stuffing it in her mouth as she walks along, not a care in the world--taking herself down a dark alley, with what looks like a pretty drunken down at the other end, who looks worse for wear.
"Huh, lunch... and dessert~" she cracks a wide grin, taking herself down a turn into said dark alley. Uh oh.
Steve had been having a baller of a christmas night cruising around Metro City looking for fun places to grab a drink and hopefully meet some interesting people along the way, enjoying the festivious mood around as he went.
He is wearing a thick dark-blue Puffer jacket with a simple, beige jeans and a comfortable pair of white sneakers underneath. He is keeping his hands warm with pair of white woolen gloves.
A couple of hours into his tour, after getting mildy buzzed from a handful of drinks he stumbled on a peculiar sight when turning an alley. A few foot ahead of him, a rough-looking man, absolutely hammered from late-night drinking was slumped over at the wall.
Looking a bit further a girl with a light physique and striking blue hair was steadiliy approaching towards the man. It might just be be his slightly drunken mind speaking, but he felt a certain hostile aura from her.
There is the sound of a scuffle in the alley just a bit before Steve gets there--the sound of a cardboard box being knocked over, followed by a bottle breaking, a stray cat yowling in protest as it runs off somewhere unseen. Lilith had the man by the collar of his shirt and jacket, and looked back at Steve as he entered the alleyway. Her parka was shrugged off ontop of a garbage can several feet away, so her otherwise bare shoulders and wings were exposed to the wind and cold. She likely didn't look very natural like this.
"Oi, be with you in just a minute there, guy--busy here," the man she's holding up however doesn't look like he's so into this, despite the fact she looks like she's only about 15... 16, maybe? Not quite a child anymore, but definitely super young.
"Ehhh, screw it, good will towards men, and all that, right?" Lilith tosses the drunk away and turns to walk towards Steve now, hand on her hip, the pose belying her age just a bit. "Well then, what do we have here?"
The disconnect between the girl's young appearence and the way she lazily tossed the guy to the side caught Steve off-guard. And upon closer inspection the bat-like wings made it blindingly obvious that this wasn't a ordinary girl.
Steve hesitates for a second, but regains his composure as his English-accented voice spoke "I'm Steve Fox. I haven't got a clue what you relation to that chap is but it didn't really look consensual, so who would you be then?"
Steve did his best to not come across as defensive or hostile, but his on-guard posture might be something Lilith would Notice.
"Well then, Mr. Fox, guess you'll have to put up your dukes, eh?" Lilith brought her hands up and lazily curled them into fists, making a little show of 'shadowboxing' into the air, while grinning. "Me? I'm Lilith, Lilith Aensland, yes, that Aensland," Morrigan is likely a fixture now on internet Darkstalker appreciation (Weirdos, amirite) forums at this point, thanks to participation in World Warrior, among other things.
"Don't believe me?" she twitched her shoulders, and both of her red, dark-lined wings turned into a large pair of hands, making grabby motions into the air.
"I'm gonna getcha, rawrr~" she grinned, obviously having fun with this. "Lets get to it, then!" she apparently noticed Steve's British accent, as she was already trying to mimic it.
COMBATSYS: Lilith has started a fight here on the right meter side.
Flashbacks from his surprise-round with Velvet Blue a little bit back sprung into his mind as he found himself being in another fight he hadn't anticipated. With a Darkstalker nonetheless. "Hey now, i'd rather not start hitting a young girl like you!" Steve shouted as he took a defensive posture, ready to evade or block any attempted assaults.
COMBATSYS: Steve has joined the fight here on the left meter side.
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Steve 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Lilith
"What, you don't wanna hit girls? Jeez, we don't like being given a pass /all the time/, y'know!" Lilith balls up her right wing hand into a fist--and pulls it back--almost comically, like a big slingshot--before letting it fly towards Steve!
COMBATSYS: Steve blocks Lilith's Quick Smash.
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Steve 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Lilith
Steve had been attacked by fists, legs, knifes and even energy blasts before but never by mysterious appendeges. However, the wing looked like fist, so steve hoped to block it like a fist. Putting both his arms in the way of the bat-wing he hoped to defuse most of the inpact, and luckily- It worked! Steve manages to stop most of the impact as the wings clash with his jacket "I'm afraid you leave me no choice lass! Just let me know when you're ready to stop and calm down!."
Steve Dashed in close as he attempts to strike Lilith with a simple right jab, the shiny cloth of his jacket shining in the artifical light of the alley, heading straight towards Lilith's face!
COMBATSYS: Lilith blocks Steve's Light Punch.
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Steve 0/-------/------<|=------\-------\0 Lilith
Lilith's wing morphed into a large fist was kind of like getting punched in any other way--that is, something big and hard was coming atcha--err, don't take that the wrong way. With Lilith the skin is a tough but smooth sort of material on the wing, it almost feels like being punched by a boxing glove made out of some tougher substance, like vinyl.
"Well, that's one upside to being a girl--no one will punch you in the face first so you get to do it!" Lilith cackles, dancing back a bit, those heeled boots of hers scuffing up debris and bits of snow. She's able to bring both her wings up next--made into hands to block Steve's punch--which then clamp down on his hand, trying to lift him up and toss him!
"Lets see ya block this--" she then makes a grunting noise like HHNNGG as she attempts to lift Steve with all her little girl succubus strength!
COMBATSYS: Lilith successfully hits Steve with Childish Drop.
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Steve 0/-------/---<<<<|===----\-------\0 Lilith
The girl manages to block and retalitate in one fluid motion, Steve's arm was promptly grabbed by the smooth skin of her wings. She obviously has experience fighting, probably moreso then Steve with his limited boxing career.@r@rSteve is Caught off guard as he gets lift up by his arm, and promptly get smashed back down. The cold snow and hard stone of the ground quickly getting closer as he attempts to break his fall by using his free arm and legs as a short of shield. He however misjudged the power and impact this attack would have as he gets smashed into the cold snow.
He quickly struggles free as he gets back on his feet. "Those wings of yours pack on hell of a punch!" Steve's excitement for being in a fight rise up as moves in closer, crouching down and releasing a combination of a uppercut to the chest, carrying over that momentum and jumping forward with a overhead fist attempting to crash down on the back of Lilith's head.
COMBATSYS: Steve successfully hits Lilith with Burst Hammer.
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Steve 0/-------/-<<<<<<|=======\-------\0 Lilith
"Yikes, that looked like it hurt~" Lilith taunts as she's able to lift Steve and then lets him drop--more of a body slam, really. But either way, sailing 6 feet down to pavement is gonna hurt anyone, darkstalker or no.
"Don't worry, I think the broken bottles are back that way, you don't gotta worry about landing on one--" Lilith takes the sudden hammberblow punch to the front of her head, her neck snapping backwards as she cringes in pain.
"OW--damnit..." she's momentarily stunned for a moment or two, as would anyone. It's like getting a 2 lb hammer to the forehead, 3 stooges style!
"You imbecile!" oen of her red wings forms into a large hand again, this time palm flat, like it's going to give Steve a big smack in the face--and it is!
COMBATSYS: Lilith successfully hits Steve with Random Swat.
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Steve 1/-------/<<<<<<<|=======\-------\1 Lilith
As his attack landed perfectly Steve hoped she would reconsider the brawl. This however, is obviously not the case as she stands back up with a mean look in her eyes, her wings this time form a palm and swings it forward, covering a large area of the alley. Against Steve's better judgment he attempts to dodge instead of block, the attack proves to be too large as he simply cannot get away in time. The hand carries steve with it as it smashes itself--- and steve into the alley wall!
As the wing moved back after the attack, steve manages to-- although barely keep standing. Aensland. The name popped back into his head as a realization struck him. Aensland as in Morrigan Aensland?! Steve might be in a whole lot more trouble then he thought. This time, he decides to fully let-loose and whips out his arm, attempting to grab Lilith by the neck and disorient her with a quick hook to the temple! Then using the created confusion to unleash a flurry of blows all across the Succubi's body, circling around her in the process.
COMBATSYS: Lilith blocks Steve's Ten Count EX.
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Steve 0/-------/-------|=======\==-----\1 Lilith
"That'll learn ya--" Lilith grins as she's able to give Steve the double smacks with her large oversized wing hands, worthy of any vaudeville slapstick performance. Of course coming from her there's a bit more force behind it than one might think.
"Ulp--" her neck is constricted when Steve then grabs her, one of her real arms able to come up and fend off the strike to the temple--awkwardly--though she does kick her feet back and forth trying to free herself from the man's grasp--finally dropping down and looking like she's gasping for breath.
"Take this!" she forms a fireball-type projectile with a sweep of her hand, at such close range, is it going to be a huge hadouken blast...?
And materializing in the air is... a little glowing green soul bat with a ring of magenta diamonds swirling around it? It's not quite one of Morrigan's Soul Fist's--it's... an incredibly weak and slow ersatz version of it, sans fire and the glowing chi waves that her bigger sister's fireballs. It's more like Dan's, if anything.
Lilith stands there, watching as the glowing bat with ring of gems floats towards Steve, slowly.
"Just wait till it hits you! You'll be sorry!" she points at him, as if telling him he's gonna get it!
COMBATSYS: Lilith successfully hits Steve with Soul Flash.
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Steve 0/-------/----===|=======\====---\1 Lilith
As Steve sees the bat-like energy blast calmly fluttering towards him he scoffs "Hah, this one is a piece of cake!" Steve dramatically bursts forward! Putting his arms in the way of the bat as he blocks it and runs into range to continue his attack on Lilith!----
This was the plan, however, in his impatience he was not looking at the ground. Where a small cardboard box was partially covered by the snow. Steve runs against the box with his right leg, causing him to lose his balance and trip head-first on the ground and into the snow. All steve managed to accomplish was getting close enough to the bat for it to gently float down and crash into his back, leaving a surpringly painful sizzle as Steve coughs up a bit of molten snow.
As Steve gets up his face displays a combination of sadness and anger as he dashes over for a well-earned revenge punch, keeping a low posture as he clenches his fist and tries to sink a uppercut into the darkstalker's stomach!
COMBATSYS: Lilith dodges Steve's Fox Hunt.
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Steve 0/-------/----===|=======\====---\1 Lilith
Lilith actually looks surprised when the man rushes into it, as if concerned for him. "Hey, don't run into it, idiot--" she winces and leans back as Steve does this, watching him trip on the cardboard box and trip, catching the psi/soul bat in his back! Ouch.
"Damn, are you okay? I'm not gonna lie, that didn't look pleasant," she attempts to reach down and grab Steve's hand, trying to pull him up into a... hug.
"There there, shhh..." it's like she's trying to calm a child that just fell off her bike, or a swingset.
Of course... one might not notice the fact her wings are turning into scythe blades behind her back, primed to swing down and towards her--trying to slice her victim!
COMBATSYS: Steve just-defends Lilith's Innocent Hug!
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Steve 0/-------/----===|=======\====---\1 Lilith
The girl suddenly seems very friendly and warm as she makes a motion that indicates she is going to embrace him. For a moment he considers resting his arms and accepting whatever she is attempting. But he snaps back into reality as he realizes he is still in a fight! Plus, the girl looks like she is 16! That is just plain creepy. Steve disguises his intentions as he lets the girl get closer, keeping a close eye on the wings as they have been her main way of attacking throughout the fight. The moment the girl is close enough for her wings to reach behind him, he predicts where the attack is coming from and reaches out both of his hands, grabbing behind her back and clenching the root of the wings, stopping their motion as he prepares a counterattack.
With the danger averted and Lilith being in prime-punching range, steve clenches his elbows to his sides and quickly starts pumping them fowards at a devestating frequency! Hitting about a dozen times aimed at Lilith's stomach.
COMBATSYS: Lilith fails to interrupt Gatling Gun from Steve with Splendor Love.
- Power fail! -
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Steve 0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0 Lilith
Lilith is quite surprised indeed when Steve is able to foil her scythe-blade wings like that--he's able to grab them and hold them in place as they try to swing shut on him! Blast!
"Alright you--Tempt--" Lilith bristles with psi energy, as her succubi magic powers begin to glow around her--as does her outfit, which causes her entire costume to /explode/ outward around her in a glorious shower of green soul bats, (with bat pasties in strategic locations, thankfully) much like her fireball from before, her body rising into the air--
WHACK SMACK CRACK.
Lilith's attempted interruption of Steve's elbow strikes meets with utter failure as she's stuck floating in the air, almost nude, getting clobbered.
"Ack--hey--oof--it wasn't supposed to work this waaaaay!" Lilith shrieks, getting thrown backwards as her bats rush to rejoin her and reform her outfit, leaving her sprawled prone in the alley.
COMBATSYS: Steve gains composure.
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Steve 0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0 Lilith
Steve's last attack struck true as Lilith utterly fails do defend herself as she attempted to interrupt steve's strikes. However, as she suddenly loses her clothes in the process Steve ashamedly steps back, looking towards the alley wall and letting the bats converge as clothing once again. as he takes takes a moment to recover his energy and speak&r"You sure you want to keep going? You are looking a little beat up over there. I will not hesitate to knock you out if you keep coming at me." Steve almost looks concerned as he says this but keeps his stance, as if expecting her to suddenly lash out once again.
"Urghh..." Lilith pulls herself back up, her outfit thankfully reforming so as to not offend our fragile, western sensibilities.
"An Aensland never gives up--or something!" Lilith's wing reforms into a large fist again, this time flattening out so she can give Steve another swat!
COMBATSYS: Steve interrupts Swift Backhand from Lilith with Hellfire EX.
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Steve 0/-------/=======|=======\===----\1 Lilith
Steve sighs "Well, don't say i didn't warn you lass" Steve starts readying another one of his world-class punches, pulling his left arm deeply into his side as he braces himself for impact. As he sees the wing moving in, he does a quick jump forwards, using his body to stop the flappy appendage before it is able to get full momentum.
In this moment of opportunity he lets his arm with the build-up strength loose! The left straight slamming into her face with all the force Steve can muster.
COMBATSYS: Lilith stares off into space, suddenly transfixed by a growing desire for Pizza Pockets.
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COMBATSYS: Lilith can no longer fight.
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"Uhhhnn... Pizza Pockets..." Lilith looks dazed after that massively strong punch, falling back and winding up sprawled out over a large bag of garbage. At least she didn't hit her head! But she looks pretty out of it.
"Pizza Pockets?" Steve mumbled as Lilith finally slumped over. Steve's attention quickly darted over to the originally grabbed. Steve crouched down next to him and checked how he was doing. He was unconcious, but otherwise fine.
"I'd better get them a ambulance." Steve made quick call to the nearest hospital, giving them his location and convinently not mentioning he put the girl in that state.
Steve decided to slip a little note into one of Lilith's pockets. It reads "For if you ever want to get revenge!" with his phone number right under it. Steve then proceeds to quickly leave the scene, stretching his bruised body and looking for a place to stay the night.
Log created on 15:14:04 12/13/2019 by Lilith, and last modified on 20:02:43 12/13/2019.