SNF 2005.06 - Megumi vs Ramon

Description: Megumi returns to SNF after getting away from Vice's and Mature's control, and takes on Ramon at the Pao Pao Cafe. He initially asks for Aikido vs. Lucha, but Megumi decides he's calling her other abilities 'not skill' and holds nothing back. (Winner: Megumi)

It's not quite a Saturday /Night/ Fight if it starts in the afternoon. But it's still not a bad idea; spacing out when the matches happen allows certain people who buy tickets to multiple matches the chance to actually attend all of them. One of them is happening at the Pao Pao Cafe, a simple one-on-one. There's people seated at the bar area, and at some tables off to the side; away from the center area that's been marked for the match. Getting a meal and a match seems like a good way to do a late lunch, after all.

Megumi gets here a few minutes early. And unlike her other recent fighting appearances, she's alone. No Vice. No Mature. She also looks a lot more alert about her surroundings, even offering a few waves to the spectators as she enters the Pao Pao, then heads over to the fighting area to stretch out a little. She's not a bundle of hyperactive cheer right now, but it's markedly different from how she has been for the last few weeks. Ramon should be here soon. Or maybe he already is in the Pao Pao. She probably won't have long to wait, anyway. Megumi looks tired, but...still better than she was in KoF, markedly and visibly so.

Cammy has arrived.

Ryu has arrived.

This almost wasn't a new place for the Luchadore to fight; Given the situation with Iori the day before, they hadn't even bothored to replace the broken chairs and tables from when Ramon danced around like a rabid monkey to avoid being beaten a few inches beyond 'life'. But he's fine now, with only a few sore spots from his intimate wrestling of Katana in Metro City, and the zzzzzapping-good-time with Dongie the Hwan.
Although Ramon is somewhat worried, currently dressed in his standard green and black spandex ensemble with hair carefully groomed backwards. Leaning against the bar of the Pao Pao, propped up with one elbow upon the cool surface. Apparently he was here even before Megumi, as the half-finished Tequila is proof of.
"Hola, Megumi!" is called out as he then meanders his way towards the fighting area, still looking somewhat... curious. Her presence in the King of Fighters was rather peculiar, to say the least. His glass is taken with him, and finished in a deep quaff before being tossed aside. The back of his head is then given a stout rubbing before one hand extends to hopefully shake. Yet he's not falling back to his corner just yet; Looks like he's apt for deliberation beforehand.

Megumi can understand Ramon's curiousity. Maybe he's cautious, or worried she's going to freak out and go on some incoherent, frightened rant. She had done a lot of odd things in KoF, for as long as she lasted. "...Hey." Her response to his greeting is quiet, but fairly amiable. "You know...I didn't even expect to be here, or facing you, but...I think I'm glad for it. You can take a first shot at me if you want." It may be an odd thing to offer, to voluntarily put oneself on the defensive for one strike, but she seems okay with it. "Just make it a good one."

COMBATSYS: Megumi has started a fight here.

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Megumi           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Ramon has joined the fight here.

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Ramon            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Megumi

"I've been wanting to spar you for a bit." Ramon matter of factly states, but he does appear to be rather... wary about the prospect of him beginning the confrontations. "You do know that asking someone to take the first shot at an Aikido practitioner is not usually looked at as an advantage." He's really more teasing then anything else, before stretching both arms behind one another. "But I have a counter-offer, seniorita. There are no rules saying how we need to fight, no? You know you can beat me with your pink stuff." A waggle of fingers is done before Ramon's face, to better display the effect of her Psycho Power. "If you want another notch on your belt, go ahead and hit me with it."
But he still flows into his combat stance, resting upon the balls of his feet with arms slouched downwards. And then, his challenging grin spreads on his features. "So how about Aikido versus Lucha Libre? At least at first. If you think I'm winning, then you can smush me like a bug!"

COMBATSYS: Ramon focuses on his next action.

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Ramon            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Megumi

"Because you think it's cheap, right? So I should fight with an extra handicap because of that?" Megumi breathes in, and then exhales sharply. "Fine..." Ramon's offer doesn't make her happy at all, but she throws herself into this. Leaping at him, but also going above him, Megumi inverts in mid-air and thrusts her hands down to try and grab his shoulders. If she gets that, she'll use her descent to drive Ramon down to the floor and swing her legs downward to land. That's the ideal version of what she's intending, at least.

Iori has connected.

Sakura has arrived.

Iori leaves the cafe.

COMBATSYS: Ramon blocks Megumi's Flood Reversal.

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Ramon            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Megumi

"No, no. I just thought it'd make it more interesting. I'm of the belief two people should fight on the same level. Skill rather then anything else. But whatever." He sort of gestures dismissively, apparently not caring too much that his attempt to make the fight more interesting was not exactly received well. The hispanic is grasped by the shoulder rather handily, but spreads his stance and is merely yanked downwards as opposed to being driven into the floor. One hand then raises, attempting to shove Megumi backwards a step; This is only so he can then take a step towards her and leap through the air in something of a swandive-appearing tackle, intent for the splayed limbs and sheer proximity to make it a bit more difficult to evade.

COMBATSYS: Megumi dodges Ramon's Flying Body Attack.

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Ramon            0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Megumi

"..." Megumi stares at Ramon once she's back on her feet, even if her takedown wasn't quite as clean as hoped. Ramon's shove works; she's too close and still recovering from her high-flying move. But she goes with it; stumbling backwards as Ramon shoves, she intentionally falls and rolls backwards, letting Ramon fly over her. "I didn't ask for this. But I worked very hard to get it under control. It took skill, I had to try very hard to get it controlled. If that's how you feel about it..."

She was already back on her feet after the roll, rising from it easily. "Then I'm not going to bother with what you asked. I'm not fighting for your sake. There's people who like me despite my problems. Here's your anything else." Maybe she's interpreting Ramon's intent too harshly. But in any event, her hands cup together in front of her, a head-sized, sparkling red sphere forming ahead of them. It sticks to her right hand as she draws it behind her, then with a yell, she tosses it at Ramon.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Ramon with Crimson Comet.

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Ramon            0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0           Megumi

This actually causes Ramon to merely shake his head slowly towards Megumi. It appears to be pity more then anything else, and there's absolutely no anger in the slightest. "I wanted a good, even fight. Sorry that I asked for so much." is mused softly, before he then attempts to evade the whirling projectile whisked in his direction. He does do an impressive backflip, but is still struck dead in the legs. There's a crackle of crimson energy as he's blown straight onto his back, letting out a distant wheeze of pain before kipping back up. No longer is there any real urge to fight. It appears that whatever opinion he had of Megumi in whatever limbo just shifted towards 'dislike'.
But still he moves deftly forward, still obviously dazed from the assault. But he then slides down, before propping up his upper body with both elbows and attempting to strike his legs around Megumi's neck with a grunt of effort. The full attempt is to then twist, strike her to the ground, and then leap up to drive both knees into her stomach. Let's see how it works!

COMBATSYS: Ramon successfully hits Megumi with Combo Throw.

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Ramon            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0           Megumi

"It's not my fault if you can't deal with this." Megumi looks disappointed, but holds her ground as Ramon moves in. What an odd move...where's he going? Supported on his elbows, legs...legs. Going high. Megumi tries to swing her arms up to deflect them, but a tad too late. Her neck is wrapped, she's twisted and taken down, and kneed hard, crying out. Disentangling herself from Ramon, she leaps into the air. "Insulting me and calling it 'not skill' isn't going to get what you want." All of her words are said in a quiet, soft voice...unhappy, but not angry. "Spiral..." She vaults towards the ceiling, then flips over to descend towards Ramon headfirst, right fist extending as it's wrapped in that same red energy, "Knuckle!"

COMBATSYS: Ramon dodges Megumi's Crimson Spiral Knuckle.

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Ramon            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0           Megumi

"You know, just... nevermind." Ramon is obviously a bit exasperated, and for one of the first fights in his memory he no longer has his smile. The volatile interpretations of his attempts at good will obviously got under his skin; And Ramon has fought people with an arm behind his back in order to put it on even ground, most notably when he won the Lucha Libre National Championship. The downwards arc of Megumi's energy is merely sidestepped in a swift movement, before he then wrenches back his arm and unleashes a rather vicious spiraling dropkick, whirling like a top in his motion to impact Megumi like a ton of bricks and send her crashing to the ground. "Teikyuuu Dropkick!"

COMBATSYS: Ramon successfully hits Megumi with Teikuu Dropkick.

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Ramon            0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Megumi

Megumi crashes fist-first into the ground, and handsprings upright...only to be met in midair with a dropkick. She tries to twist away from it, but that just makes it hit her in the ribs and send her tumbling away, crying out. "Nevermind? I will. I'm not fighting for you, and I'm not holding back for you. I'm sorry for how I was born, but I use what I have."

She gets up, a little shaky; those hits have hurt quite a bit. Her arms go wide apart, creating a thin energy wall about half her height. It flies out, then begins floating back to her...

Ryu goes somewhere else.

"I didn't ask you to fight for me, or for you. I asked you to fight me on even ground, as a /friend/, so this is more then you just creaming me. So just forget it, okay?" This is said even as he charges forward, shoulder lowered before he once more unleashes a hurtling attempt at tackling Megumi to the ground -- this one with a good amount more force then prior, trying to strike her just as she begins to heal and knock her upon the ground with both forearms splayed out. Regardless of hit or miss, he's back upon his feet a heartbeat later; He might not consciously think he has much of a chance against Psycho power, but he has beat people who throw Chi around like confetti just fine. She's nothing special -- as long as he /hits/ her.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Megumi with Aura Mend.

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Ramon            0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Megumi

COMBATSYS: Ramon successfully hits Megumi with Flying Body Attack.

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Ramon            1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1           Megumi

Hits seem to be happening in abundance. For all her movements, Megumi is Tired. There's little things that are off about her. As her wall passes through her, Ramon's right behind it and this time, she tries to jump over him just a split-second too late; his tackle takes her down, but she wriggles loose after a moment. "You're not my friend. My friends don't go looking down on me and acting like I'm unfair because of what I have."

She tries to grab at one of Ramon's arms, hoping to twist it and take him down before he can recover from tackling her. If she gets it, she'll lie down and bend that limb back in an arm-bar technique, legs pinned down on his chest to hold him to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Ramon with Storm Hold.

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Ramon            1/----===/=======|=======\===----\1           Megumi

This move is fairly uncomfortable, really. Ramon attempts to slink backwards, but just because he's a wrestler doesn't neccesarily mean he's all that great at absorbing hits. "I see that now." is merely said, even as he's grasped by the arm and has that particular digit wrenched to the side. But he actually allows himself to be held to the ground; Since that allows him to tilt back his head, and /slam/ forward with every ounce of force in an attempt to impact Megumi straight in the face with his forehead. One way or another he lifts up his leg, trying to kick her away with a noticeable lack of his normal Lucha Libre 'electric style'.

COMBATSYS: Ramon successfully hits Megumi with Fierce Punch.

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Ramon            1/---====/=======|=======\======-\1           Megumi

Not something one expects to see every day. Megumi's surprised as Ramon makes his way over to her head and headbutts her down like that, again wincing and crying out. These hits are definitely taking a big toll on her and the follow-up kick adds to it. When she rolls sideways and pushes herself back up from there, Megumi is slower about it. "Compared to some of the people I've met, that's...that's not so bad. You're not making me want anything like they made me want something."

Once more, her arms go apart, then high and low to create a full-height wall that goes out, and races back towards her after flying a few feet...

Well, this particular Lucha Libre doesn't appear to much have any care for Megumi at the moment. How she came to her conclusions he doesn't know, and has already mostly dismissed. Slicking back his hair and squatting his scorched legs, he appears to allow Megumi all the time she desires for her healing. Actually, a few arm pumps are thrown towards the cameras and crowd, hand pressed to his lips and blown to a particularly beautiful lady. He appears to be falling back into his standard mindset, as he twists back towards Megumi and gestures triumphantly. "C'mon. Show me what you got." A grin now, but definitely not directed at the pink-haired girl.

COMBATSYS: Ramon focuses on his next action.

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Ramon            1/---====/=======|======-\-------\0           Megumi

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Megumi with Restoration Aura.

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Ramon            1/---====/=======|======-\-------\0           Megumi

Megumi's wall washes over her, and Megumi tosses her head back after that. Even if she is tired, that felt very good. Relaxing. A relaxation that doesn't last, since Ramon isn't going to just stand-by forever. She needs to get moving. Or at least put him on the defensive. Her right palm thrusts forward, a softball-sized red orb springing into existence and shooting at Ramon. Once it's fairly close to him, Megumi clenches her right hand into a fist, and the orb explodes, spraying itself in a small area that might catch Ramon...

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Ramon with Burst Orb.

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Ramon            1/-======/=======|=======\-------\1           Megumi

The blow does indeed impact Ramon dead-on, and he simply lifts his forearms up before himself as the assault explodes over. But it's not enough to deflect the wash of Psycho Energy, as he's still knocked backwards to crash upon the ground in a comical little bounce. For a few moments he's lethargic, yet then kip-ups to his feet before stumbling towards Megumi anew. Still the grin, as he flits into motion and then crouches down low. This is more a make or break assault, that he's not expecting to hit; If he wants a chance, he'd better hit her now, however. One foot raises, trying to press against her stomach...

COMBATSYS: Megumi counters Somersault Kick from Ramon with Tornado Slam.

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Ramon            2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Megumi

Megumi holds still, very still, as her blast strikes Ramon. When he gets up and begins approaching her though, she...breathes. Breathe in, breathe out. Her feet shift and her hands rise to take up a picture-perfect Aikido stance. And when Ramon's foot tries to plant on her midsection, she's ready. She catches it by the ankle and shin, and spins while yanking back, to pull him off balance. Twirling, twirling, lifting Ramon up by his leg...and then smashing him down to the ground and letting go of his foot. She's not counting him out yet, but she's certain that was an important technique to land. It may be the turning point...

And yet it seems to have done nothing in particular to Megumi. He's struck rather heavily, impacting the ground with his face before sliding to a stop. His legs remain in the air, arms sprawled out, before the lower half catches up and both knees thunk on the ground. Pushing himself up, he manages to stand while wobbling in a noticeably unsteady manner. He's not unconscious, but he's going to be dizzy for minutes; Something that more or less disqualifies him from more punishment. Holding up his hands, he mades a motion to cease the fight, causing some disappointment from his fans who never got to see his always-mighty Tiger Spin.
"Okay, I'm done."
Megumi is given a salute, before the Luchadore turns towards the crowds and throws up a pair of thumbs. He almost collapses from the effort, but it's good enough for most of his diehard base. And without his normal handshake, he then strides out of the fighting area... straight to the bar, where he thuds into a stool and gestures for the tender. A few of the admittedly few local hispanics are patting his back, heated spanish saying 'better luck next time', but they forget that quickly... As he fills the tab for the entire bar.

COMBATSYS: Ramon takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Ramon can no longer fight.

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Megumi           0/-------/------=|

Megumi tenses up as Ramon backs off, expecting it to be just a feint before he charges back in and really unloads on her. ...No, he's definitely too tired to continue, and really leaving. Megumi relaxes, but doesn't go into any big, overjoyed or mocking celebration. "...This isn't about being even. It's about being better. I'm proud of what I learned in Aikido, but I have other options too, just like you." With the match concluded, she too walks out of the fighting area. Where Ramon wants a drink, she wants to go somewhere else. With a few waves to those watching, she starts to walk out of the Pao Pao.

COMBATSYS: Megumi has ended the fight here.

There's not a word of response to Megumi, at the onset. But then he merely says, "It's not always about winning, seniorita. If that's all you want, to be stronger, then consider my forfeit a victory." But then he shakes his head, already bursting into a much more amiable mindset as the alcohol begins to flow and his multiple fans take a direct part in the inebriation. He's always been notable for his public hijinx after a fight for better or worse; No matter a bitter taste left in his mouth, this will be no exception.

Megumi...stops. She turns around, and suddenly has a smile. "In other words, you're making excuses for why you lost, right? Tried to call me cheap to get what you wanted, then call it a 'forfeit' instead of a loss and acting like trying to win is dirty?" Well, that's got her mood improving. "I understand it now. I used to hate it when people reacted like that, but now I understand it's a compliment, even if you don't mean it. Later!" And then she spins around once more, walking out a fair deal more lively than she was when she arrived.

Log created by Megumi, and last modified on 14:07:32 06/13/2005.