Description: Velvet Blue confronts Mau who is protecting a catgirl darkstalker in Southtown park. A surprise ending with cabaret.
Well past midnight in Southtown. Velvet has already recovered from the drain that was Mitsuru--having used some of his own internal magical reserves to heal the girls wounds, he couldn't tarry around her forever--it was time to get back to work. After a few rounds trawling for humans with generous amounts of emotional energy, he was back in peak performance.
There wouldn't be anyone in the park at this our, Velvet knew that--if there was anyone it was probably couples in cars across the way, still... He was getting a bad feeling about quite a few difference places since the whole werewolf gangster invasion. At first he thought Kiyomi was back, up to her foxy shenanigans--but apparently it wasn't her this time. She would have been more bombastic and announced herself. This was a bit different.
Clad in a pair of long violet boots, shorts, light top and denim jacket over it, that was what qualified for 'outdoorsing' gear for Velvet, anyway--coming out of the shadows of one of the lights to lean against a tree, their yellow eyes luminescent in the otherwise pitch darkness around them.
The chorus of terrified screams and intermittent yelps of pain accompanies a bright yellow strobing light effect and smell reminiscent of chlorine, ozone with a faint whiff of smoke and burning. Standing next to the low hanging branches and wide coverage of a Japanese maple with blood red leaves two figures stand over a bunch of folks on the ground. A timid and cowering girl with her back curled up submissively, on the very of fright and fleeing and another, feet set apart and towering over the fallen men only because they were already on the ground. (at a stately 5'1 she cut hardly an impressive figure.)
Despite her stature she was surrounded by at least three men, incapacitated while still whimpering and quivering like babes. The baseball bat resting slung and across the back of her neck and shoulders as she turns to glare at the inhuman catgirl who had her ears laid flat, cringing even harder like she expected to be struck or hit next.
A hand reaches across and lingers above her head before settling on a few abrupt and too hard pats atop her untidy mop of dishevelled hair.
The gesture was awkward and acknowledged by Mau herself as so. Appearing as a short dark-skinned human woman obviously was already a little taxing and trying and to reassure someone when she wasn't in a mood to-Instead she draws the bat and whirls it through a few rotations.
"It's your lucky day today. You picked a fight in my territory, which todayc is this tree. Any invaders that cross the borders into my territory.. or threaten my familyc
She swings the aluminium bat down hard, aiming at the unprotected back of a man's baseball cap clad head; fully intending to stop the blow short, touching the bat to the back of his neck and shock him once again. The fierce and uncaring light reflected in harsh golden eyes, she really could and would hurt these men.
"I don't think that's how you play that sport," a voice called out of the darkness, masculine but not very deep, a bit of a critical scorning edge to it, just before Velvet appeared out of the darkness. The sound of the baseball bat hitting someone was fairly distinctive, especially the characteristic 'plunk' as it echo'd off into the darkness.
"Might I ask what kind of kinky shenanigans are going on here? I doubt these guys were paying customers," Velvet glanced down at them, stepping over with a saunter that belied the seriousness of the situation and poked at one with the toe of their boot--thankful at once they had worn tights during this lingering chill in the air.
"I mean if that's not what this is, anyway--care to explain, fluff?" Velvet's spaded tail flicked behind them, being pretty obviously a darkstalker in appearance to the catgirl, perhaps not for the casual passer by--they had ways of concealing themselves.
Mau rolls her neck to the side, craning her face around to look in the direction of the intruder while also tipping her head back. The posturing of a thug and demeanour of one also, threating while also appearing lazed, relaxed and disinterested. She was of course sizing up the latest arrival and threat.
"Mhh! I don't even know the rules."
Mau casually sinks down into a seated crouch, bat still pressuring the back of the prone man's neck and grinding his face into the grassy turf.
"Doesn't mean I can't life teach a few lessons."
There's a flare of electricity, emerging from her upper arm and travelling the length of her arm, along the length of the metal bad and shocking her prone buddy.
She bullies the poor man with a few more intermittent lashes of electricity. Painful but not fatal and she continues jolting the guy intermittently even while conversing, yet another fail of spasmodic limbs and 'ora' as she punishes.
For all the world like a child prodding roadkill with a stick
The catgirl recoils and flinches with every jolt, a true sensitive soul. Tears gathered at the corners of her eye she doesn't even answer though Mau does turn to address the odd new guy after a second.
"I assume she's a friend of yours and you aren't calling me fluff."
Mau gives Velvet, then cat girl a long look -- and then intermittently jolts the fellow on the ground.
"Like I said, they invaded my territory. Chasing the girl for some reason. Girl's gotta defend her territory."
She leaves the last part of her statement unspoken inference, defended against ALL intruders and enemies. The Japanese maple behind her shakes a little more than the wind would cause naturally, and a young girl with pretty and similar features to the overbearing Mau hides in the cover of the maple, arms filled with two small black kittens who were watching them all, alert and silently. Mau keeps broadcasting loudly and all attention on her.
"I've staked a claim, that's reason enough to defend it."
The catgirl struggles vainly to even get a single word out. Completely unhelpful.
"Well you know how guys are, always chasing pussy... I mean, the cat of course," Velvet winks, before whipping his bair back and smoothing it over with a hand tipped with elongated black tapering nails.
"Something tells me we're all a little worked up here, we could use a time out and some understanding," he nods.
"...of course, I am a bit bored, and I figure nothing more will help you cool your heels than a throwdown," he gestures to the catgirl. "How about you stand over there miss, you and the boys look like you've had enough excitement for one evening, I think..." the entertainer gestures, while cracking knuckles, popping joints and getting themselves into position.
"Lets get this party started!" within seconds, Velvet glowed light gold and zoomed to Mau's side, looking as if they /flew/ more than were carried by their legs, the heel of their boot swinging out to try and knock the bat away from the girl.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue has started a fight here on the right meter side.
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COMBATSYS: Mau has joined the fight here.
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Mau 0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0 Velvet Blue
COMBATSYS: Mau blocks Velvet Blue's Battle Dance.
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Mau 0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0 Velvet Blue
Mau reacts inappropriately to an incoming charge attack, the fluttering of wings triggers mixed signal and crossed wires. Not all that fluttered was prey, sometimes it was a predator... she responds to the attack with a lax and inefficient block with the bat. Her wrist tweaked painfully and the bat sent skittering away. Mau turned away with the painful wrench, when she comes back around it's with lips peeling back to expose sharp pearly whites.
Mau lashes out with a kick, turning on her heel and likewise kicking out aiming centre mass, stretching her limb just trying to strike or at least make contact with her foe. Though the initial thrust of her kick is straight she adjusts digs in her toes in order to alter the trajectory of the kick on the fly.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue blocks Mau's Spin Kick.
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Mau 1/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0 Velvet Blue
While Velvet didn't possess wings, it could have easily given Mau the impression that there was fluttering, given the motes of light gold energy that radiated off his body as he flew. Velvet's clawed hand winds up impacting with the side of the bat, trying to vie for control of it briefly before getting knocked back with it, bruised with their hair fluttering.
"Ow, so you don't want to share, huh--" eyes fly open wide and bringing his arms up to avoid taking the kick to his unprotected chest--instead getting the shoe to the arms, instead. Ouch.
"Looks like this cat has claws too, huh," taking hold of the leg before it drops, Velvet attempts to grab her ankle and throw her back by it!
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue successfully hits Mau with Quick Throw.
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Mau 1/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0 Velvet Blue
Mau does indeed fall backward as planned. Clocking the back of her head in the heavy fall she continues into a near seamless fluid roll backwards. Backward into a low four pointed crouch she snarls rather than voice any complaints. Not much of a talker apparently.
When she springboards back into battle that crazy smell of ozone continues to increase, jagged bursts of electricity plays across the surface of Mau's body and gathers in bursts that arc and stretch out looking for ground. Turning a rapid somersault in the air she comes crashing down with a leg pointing straight up to heaven, her forward momentum imparting even more vicious power into a in a descending axe kick.
A tongue of electricity snaking out from between her lips with her exhaled breath instead of a kiai or taunt.
COMBATSYS: Mau successfully hits Velvet Blue with Quarter.
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Mau 1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0 Velvet Blue
Velvet half-way expects the sudden return to action--however the sudden... burst of what seemed like static electricity at first was not. It was more than just static--it was full on pure voltage--racing through Velvet and causing the performer to spasm while their skeleton is briefly visible, making the knee-knocking shudder they exhibit all the more gnarly.
"Uhh..." he stands there, hair standing up from that, looking woozy and faintly burned from the discharge around the cheek and neck when Mau comes down with that kick--bowling the darkstalker over and knocking them to the ground. Slowly scrambling up, Velvet shakes themselves partly to un-stick their hair as well as any other joints that may have been refusing to move after that. Yeowch.
"The one night I decide not to wear latex, ow," Velvet brings up a leg and snap kicks out at Mau's mid-section, trying to give them a retaliatory kick with that long boot of theirs!
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue successfully hits Mau with Stiletto Pierce.
- Power hit! -
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Satisfied with landing a blow the creature that was Mau gradually dropped from normal human standing after landing that blow back into her four pointed crouch, safeguarding her midsection form attack as she wards off the blow by catching it squarely in the face. Her cheek flatted out and grinding against her teeth and the scoring and drawing blood form her human ear. A good solid clout to the ear.
There's a pained catlike yowl as the force of the blow throws her into a reeling punch drunk dance backward. The sound eliciting a sudden perk in the ears from the catgirl who was still doing her very best to cover her eyes and not watch the fight.
Mau lifts a hand and wipes at her chin and jaw, the thin red strand of blood brushed aside, but then she licks her lips as though savouring the taste of something. Bad luck, misfortune, karmac whatever you could call it was just as delicious as a good meal, if not as filling.
The intensity of the aura of electricity surrounding Mau continues to increase in ferocity it gathers around her arms and solidifies until it clings like solid gloves from bicep to fingertip. Similarly gathering like stockings on her legs and left in a trail that hangs in the air as a tail angrily swishes back and forth. The hair on her head also lifting and gathering into two prominent cat ears that similarly burn off threads of the gathering storm.
Mau staggers upright, twisting at the waist she tenses and seemingly turns back, adding further tension and coiling up for until it seems she might snap, instead of launching herself at her enemy though a spectral cat appears and making it's mad dash toward Velvet it launches an biting and clawing attack before fading away on contact, as another appears, and then another and another.
A glaring of various cats in a range of sizes all playing out various different avenues of attack in a constant barrage as Mau plays out every possible variation or route of attack she can think of. Burning up that meal and trying to find just the right avenue of attack for her reprisal.
COMBATSYS: Mau successfully hits Velvet Blue with Tribetailing.
? Strange Hit! ?
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Mau 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=======\1 Velvet Blue
"Well you weren't supposed to duck your head into it!" Velvet had been aiming towards her chest, to knock her over--but now actually feels a little bad as the girl took his boot to the face. It didn't look pleasant. Of course, he's about to feel even worse when the girl with the intense burning yellow eyes begins to heat up again with that electrical energy.
"Hey now, I just had my hair done last week--" his hair is already standing up again as he fears another one of those electrical discharges, then all of a sudden... spectral cat! Like a scene out of a b-horror film, Velvet is suddenly struggling with weird glowing cats that pounce and begin to maul--leaving his hands and face and chest area cut and bleeding. Ow. It's like that movie Corpsegrinders all over again!
With a spectral cat still attached to one leg, clawing and biting, Velvet jumps up out of the cat barrage and tries to come down with a drop kick--headed right for Mau's shoulder!
COMBATSYS: Mau attempts to counter Moonchaser from Velvet Blue with Self-serve.
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Mau 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=======\1 Velvet Blue
Mau, surrounded by the crackling aura of electricity doesn't even attempt to dodge, she lifts a hand in what feels like slow motion and reaches out to grab the attacking limb. There's so many jaggling bolts surrounding her it's almost all she can hear. It's an invigorating feeling, she's cloaked in the stuff while adrenaline courses through her system and as far as she knew ...this was a life or death battle despite the oddities of her opponent.
All she need do is touch them! the paralyzing effect of so much electricity holding her foe helpless as with her other hand she makes a gesture to drive their own energy back into their body, forcing it back through their body, turning their offensive power into hers, or rerouting energies through the wrong chakras to cause internal harm or chaos.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue fails to interrupt Self-serve from Mau with Spellbound Masquerade.
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Mau 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\-------\1 Velvet Blue
Velvet comes down, hitting naught but air--but it's not long when Mau surprises him again--coming out of nowhere with an explosive electrical chi-filled attack. Faced with what is very likely going to be a disabling, knock-out level hit, he knows he can't take another one of those super power surges--Velvet lunges toward her with his right hand glowing blue with a magical spell, trying to grasp her wrist--however, the energy not only races along his limb--but the spell goes hayware!
Suddenly, they are not standing in the middle of a park anymore, for just the briefest of instants--Mau is a star...
Of a Pocket Creature cabaret musical...?
Mau is center stage, in what looks like a revealing and quite lovely yellow electric mouse-themed outfit--red kabuki circles over each cheek in light enough paint to pop well on her darker skintone, with her darker violet hair tied back and a pair of triangular ears with dark tips set into a headband over it. Her outfit consists of a nearly solid yellow set of elbow length gloves, knee-high boots, and of course, a lightning-bolt shaped tail coming out of the back of the torso-piece. Said torso piece is strapless, thong-cut and seems to cling via how tight it is around the chest.
Behind her is a set of background dancers all in similar PokeCre-themed outfits, of varying species--Velvet besides her, in what appears to be a shiny purple PVC costume based on a particular gliding scorpion critter (Think Gligar) made out of a one-piece catsuit, with the scorpion tail covering his spaded one and the ear-like horns over his bat-like ears. Right now however the performer can't move--stunned as solid as a statue by Mau's self-serve electricity, with a big sheepish worried grin on their face. Uh oh.
There is a lengthy drawn out pause from Mau. The oddity of the situation definitely struck home. The cabaret music, presence of an audience, overhead lights, curtain and band don't phase or bother her in the slightest. Yet the chance in venue and other impossibilities of the situation set her mind whirling and freaking out. The Pikachu tail lifts and begins to swing back and forth as the very real cats tail starts to swish.
It's no stage fight. The diminished aura of electricity that previously surrounded her was a thing to be considered some other time in the future.
*It's super effective!*
The costumed cat girl grumbles an unpleased growl that rapidly ratchets up in intensity as she throws her head back, jaw opening wide she hurls herself toward Velvet. Biting to grab a mouthful of his costume and pushing away trying to tear triangles of snapping fabric out of the costume with teeth or her gloved bare hands.
*Mau has used Bite*
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue blocks Mau's POS.
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Mau 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\==-----\1 Velvet Blue
"Eek!" there is a definite alarmed cry from Velvet as Mau more or less pounces on him and sinks their teeth into the neck and shoulder area of their suit--the entertainer's stiletto heeled feet going up and back in the process. Literally head over heels! oh my.
"Ow... I can't even keep fighting, that was too awesome," even Velvet is stunned into submission by the sheer display of energy, beauty and liberation that Mau managed to capture with that influx of energy! Normally it's meant to be a... draining experience for the subject, but not this time.
"You can stop gnawing on ym neck now," Velvet grunts and shifts against the grass, all of a sudden the theater space and roar of the crowd is replaced by silence and the soft hum of the park at night around them. Velvet is prone against the grass and looking up at her, though it's clear he's quite jacked up and can't move. Especially with her still in mauling position ontop of him.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue takes no action.
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COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue can no longer fight.
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With her opponent suitably subdued the frenzy of bites and attacks stills. Leaning over her fallen foe she releases her bite hold. Daintily lifting a paw she backs away half a pace. The heady rush of combat and aura were both fading away to nothingness and that just left Mau feeling tired and drained.
Now off the top of Velvet she prowls through the grass alongside him, her face reappearing almost nose to lose but coming from his right, flashing crazy eyes and a 'don't you dare fucking move yet' look.
The catgirl in question twitches her ears and uncovers her fingers an mau makes an audible noise. A soft sharp meow though with a human voice. A rapid rustling accompanies the kittens emerging form the maple, cutting a wide circle around and away from the prone Velvet and towards Mau. All gathering around her feet as she looked down.
The catgirl lowers her hand into her lap, one hand holding the other and offers a respectful bow toward Mau. In one instant the fluff of her skirt obscures the very naked form of a dark-skinned young woman, the next an adult black cat surrounded by her three kittens sits where Mau had. Still watchful of both she yowls something and turns away to go find somewhere else safe for her babies. Too many people at this spot.
The cat girl finds her voice eventually just enough to try and make sense of the situations she doesn't seem the type to be very useful. Despite being a non-human.
'She was a mother protecting her babies. I heard her crying for them and ran this way. And -- I guess she protected me too.'
She seemed kind of glum and gloomy, most all of this was likely her fault. A worker at a maid caf? she just seems to have been mistaken for a ferocious cat girl by some yokel men who were deep in their drink.
"I'm sorry. VERY SORRY."
She really was.
Log created on 22:34:28 03/21/2020 by Velvet Blue, and last modified on 04:08:24 03/25/2020.