SNF 2005.06 - Heavy D! vs Megumi

Description: A quiet, generally friendly bout between D! and Megumi at the Southtown Park. It's a back-and-forth match... with a very sudden finish. (Winner: Heavy D!)

Ah... the Southtown Park. A vestige of greenery amidst the urban sprawl. So quaint. So calm. So clean and least if you don't count the students of the nearby schools enjoying their half-day.
So what better place than here to break the silence with a drag-down, knock-out fight? That's right, the park lays host to one of the pretigous Saturday Night Fight matches! While organizers aren't sadistic enough to disturb the forested area or the gardens, the wide field chosen for the fight is still going to meet quite some damage in the course of the fight. And just who's fighting here? Well, one of them happens to be the tall, wedgehawked boxer known by the name of D!. As the crowd gathers, and the announcers introduce the fighters, said boxer goes through a few last minute checks. Fist wraps are tight, boots are laced properly, jacket in pristine order, wedgehawk....wedgy...yep, things are set. Looking across the fighting area, he smiles, giving a quick friendly gesture to the pink-haired girl across from him, two fingers tilting her way. "So I guess we drew each other tonight, huh?"

A shame, the lack of trees and other interesting features to use. Oh well, an open field match works out for Megumi too. She got here a little early, and had very few things to do to prepare; she'd spent most of her time silent, just inflicting light wrist-locks upon herself with one hand. Once the announcements were made though, she steps forward and takes up a spot several feet away from D!. "Yeah. I..." Her feet shift, left in front, right in back. Arms raise in a similar left-front, right-behind setting. She's ready, even if she is rather quiet.

COMBATSYS: Megumi has started a fight here.

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Megumi           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: HeavyD has joined the fight here.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Megumi

"Don't hold back anything, alright?" D! calls to her, extending his arm as if for a fist tap. Even if she is too far to return the gesture. As soon as the announcer reaches the end of the introductions, however, he pulls his arms back and tightens up into his stance. Elbows pull in toward his ribs, fists held just above chin level near his face. Feet shift apart, left foot set forward and right slid back and to the side. Bouncing off his heels, he focuses his eyes on his opponent...for all the friendly talks they've had, this is a fight...and that means no time to hold back or let friendships or sympathies break your guard, right?

COMBATSYS: HeavyD focuses on his next action.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Megumi

Megumi at least tries to mimic the fist-tap deal, even with their distance. "I'm not," is about as much of a response as she gives to D!, watching, thinking...hmm. He's not moving very much. Just little shifts and boxing footwork. Okay. Megumi's right palm thrusts forward, creating a sparkling red ball about the size of her hand. It flies out towards Heavy D!, but it's aimed off to his side somewhat. Enough to go past him, and then explode behind him.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD overcomes Burst Orb from Megumi with Blast Upper.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Megumi

Looks like that's the start of the fight. And it's a good thing D! kept a good eye on Megumi, as the sudden shot of chi she tosses his way comes pretty fast. While it wasn't aimed specifically at him, D!'s not about to let her try anything tricky. Rolling his shoulder around, he lets his right arm snap up in a quick uppercut, an explosive spread of Chi spreading from his arm. The spread is wide enough to engulf the orb even on it's odd path. And it's probably for the better too, as while the part of the blast that destroys the orb disappates, the rest keeps on path to strike at Megumi in return.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Megumi with Blast Upper.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0           Megumi

Shot down before it even gets to him? Megumi's surprised, but tries to rush in anyway, despite the wave coming at her. She plans to do something stupid -- try and plow through it. This doesn't work. At all. Megumi is knocked down onto her back, but rolls backwards to get up immediately despite the hit being pretty solid. The moment she's upright, Megumi launches herself at D!, inverting in midair as she tries to go over his head, hands thrusting down to grab at his collarbone region. If she gets it, she'll continue past him and use her momentum to slam him to the grass, legs bridging downwards to let her land safely.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD blocks Megumi's Flood Reversal.

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HeavyD           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Megumi

Pulling his arm back down after the Blast Upper, D! brings his guard back up, watching Megumi as she gets up from taking the brunt of the Blast Upper. However, he doesn't seem to expect her to leap up like she does once she's up. As a result, he's grabbed before he can duck or pull away from the grab. However, he's not pulled down completely as planned. In fact, as Megumi drops down, D! lifts himself up, fighting against her strength as she tries to shove him down. He doesn't jump too high. Just enough to wrench himself away from the grasp, twist, and snap a hard punch down at her shoulder. "Hnnh!"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Megumi with Medium Punch.

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HeavyD           0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Megumi

A punch that Megumi tries to twist away from, but for naught; her shoulder is struck hard, and she slams into the ground far harder than she expected her takedown to harm D!. While one of her arms swings up in an immediate defense against ant follow-up hits, Megumi does not return to her feet quite so fast; it takes a second. Not long, but not the no-delay return she'd done moments ago. Once up though, she reaches at the hand that struck her, trying to inflict a twist-sideways style wristlock, twisting hard enough to possibly flip him over sideways if she gets the hold. And should that work, she'll bend the hand downward at the wrist, to damage it further once he's on the ground. Lots of 'ifs' involved here, but grappling is a complex matter.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits HeavyD with Aikido Techniques.

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HeavyD           0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0           Megumi

D!'s not quite used to acrobatic movements, even the strange twist that he did to hit Megumi. As such, it takes him some time to get his bearings again once he lands. TOO much time, it seems, as he's unable to get away from the wristlock Megumi locks in. Flipped over onto this side, he drops to the ground, his wrist further bent once he's flat. "NGHH!" Grunting at the pain in his hand, D! swings out a hard hook at Megumi's arm, trying to get her to release the hold before that other arm is injured further.

COMBATSYS: Megumi counters Hook Punch from HeavyD with Flood Reversal.
- Power hit! -

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

Megumi does let D! go. That much is accomplished by punching at her arms. Thing is, she's gotten used to people trying to strike her while she applies holds and locks. It's understandable, and it usually works in their favor. But this time, Megumi was ready and she simply trades one held arm for another, applying a picture-perfect duplicate of the wrist-bending and twisting on the arm that tries to strike her. "You can tap out when you've had enough...", Megumi offers as she keeps this hold going too. Her voice is light, quiet. It doesn't sound quite like a taunt...more like a request.

D! isn't about to tap, though. Not THIS early! "NGHH!!" As his other wrist is grabbed, D! ends up flopping on his other side, teeth gritting as his fighting lifeblood is put at stake. After all, a boxer's fists are his weapons...take those, and what does he have? However, he's not about to give up. "Not...ngh...LIKELY!" Even with his right arm snapped into a wrist hold, he's still got fight. That should be apparent when the injured right hand quickly snaps up to try and snap a hard gut punch into Megumi's stomach, despite the odd angle.

COMBATSYS: Megumi dodges HeavyD's Reverse Stomach Buster.

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

Well, a boxer would still have footwork...which is a defensive measure that helps set up offense. Megumi has footwork too, and she uses it in lieu of going for another catch-and-hold defense. As D!'s fist moves, she lets go of the other hand and makes a lunging jump backwards, his punch meeting nothing but air. Megumi keeps her distance, hands cupping together in front of her to spawn a larger sparkling red sphere, one that sticks to her right hand as she draws it back, then tosses it at D!, hoping to get him while he's still regaining his footing...

COMBATSYS: HeavyD overcomes Crimson Comet from Megumi with Blast Upper.

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

As least his arms are free now. And that makes D! dangerous still. With Megumi lets go and lumps backward, D! pulls his punch back, getting a hasty stance back up. Not quite as tight as before, but functional enough. As his opponent again tries to take the distance to her advantage, Heavy D! is ready. While the red sphere sent his way seems more dangerous than the Burst Orb, the large wedgehawked man deals with it much the same way. "BLAST UPPER!" Snapping his arm up with another uppercut, the burst of chi seems to overwhelm the Crimson Comet, enough that most of the blast still manages to burn its way toward the pink-haired aikido fighter.

COMBATSYS: Megumi overcomes Blast Upper from HeavyD with Burst Orb.

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

Megumi is once again benefitting from anticipation. Even as Heavy D! swings an uppercut to create energy to stop her shot, Megumi is making a second one. This time it's a smaller orb, one that punches through Heavy D!'s uppercut-wave cleanly, and goes on towards him, intending to explode once it's close...

COMBATSYS: HeavyD endures Megumi's Burst Orb.

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HeavyD           1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1           Megumi

Considering that D!'s never been a bit guy on distance fighting, he realizes that he's at a stark disadvantage trading projectiles like that. So once Megumi's Burst Orb comes, he doesn't try to blast it away again. Instead, he charges in, letting the explosion wash over him. As he dashes through the blast, he turns about, opening his guard uncharacteristically as his left arm reaches out. Summoning up his chi again, he lets a 'soul' of it twist about his arm as he sends the lunging punch toward Megumi in hopes of driving her down.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Megumi with Rolling Soul Diver.

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HeavyD           1/-----==/=======|=======\===----\1           Megumi

Megumi runs to meet D!, planning on...something. Whatever she was thinking of doing, she has doubts about it. Doubts that cost her, as she hastily decides to throw up her arms to stop his punch...only to have the fist go just above the 'X' pattern she's keeping her arms in. She's struck perfectly, and knocked to the ground with an audiable cry. That stung. "Spiral..." Megumi gets up by launching into the air, inverting and divebombing towards D!, right fist extended and wrapped in a bright red glow, "Knuckle!" Target? His face. Try and knock him down for a change.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD endures Megumi's Crimson Spiral Knuckle.

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HeavyD           1/--=====/=======|=======\====---\1           Megumi

As D! pulls his arm back from the RSD, he brings his left arm up...though his right arm stays at his side for some reason. Even as Megumi charges at him, he doesn't seem to bother pulling it up to stop the blow. He seemingly accepts the attack, too. However, as soon as Megumi dives and lets her fist impact his face...that charged right fist snaps out. Should Megumi be unlucky enough to get caught by it...well, all the chi collected into that fist will explode right into her torso, hopefully blowing her away a good distance away. Enough to let D! collect his wits. This is somewhat risky, considering at this angle, he needs to be dead on with the Magnum. But if he does hit...well, Megumi's gonna be hurting.

COMBATSYS: Megumi fails to counter D. Magnum from HeavyD with Gentle Redirection.

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HeavyD           0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Megumi can no longer fight.

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HeavyD           0/-------/------=|

Megumi is in a very poor position. She expected D! to go down far worse than he did, and lands on her hands...tries to flip good. Midway into her effort to land on her feet, D!'s punch catches her. She tries to swing her hands down and deflect it, but that's hard to do when you're in mid-flip and can only partially see what you're working against. She goes /flying/ after the hit, landing a few feet short of crashing into the base of a tree...and tries to get up. She almost does. Or rather, she's halfway up by the time she's counted out; not unconscious, but clearly unable to keep fighting effectively. Heavy D! is called out as the winner moments afterwards.

Well, D! does go down finally after the impact of the Spiral Knuckle. A bit of a delayed reaction, but he managed to stay up just long enough to hit the decisive blow. As he falls back from combined momentum of the magnum and impact of Megumi's attack, he sees the fruits of his labor. He doesn't actually get to see Megumi land, however, just her flying off just before he falls onto his back. By the time he pushes himself up to his feet, he signs. Looks like that was it. Smiling, he gets to his feet, waiting out the count. As soon as Megumi's counted out, he crosses the field of battle as quickly as he can, stretching out a hand to help Megumi up to her feet. "Good match," he says under the hoots and shouts of the celebrating crowd, grinning widely.

Megumi mutters something as D! approaches, though it's too quiet for anyone to hear. Megumi's not angry, it seems...but she is disappointed. "I know better than that," she remarks as she takes D!'s hand up. "But at least I got something out of this. ...Thanks." With that, she turns and starts to walk away. She's tired.

HeavyD blinks, frowning as Megumi seems to just...walk away, without so much as a friendly word. "If it makes you feel better, you really had me gong near the end!" he shouts to her as she plods off, to either rest or beat herself up over a tactic that honestly could have gone either way.

"That's not what I'm thinking about right now. I know I don't sound all that happy right now, but I saw what I needed to. I mean it when I say thanks." And with that, Megumi continues on her way.

Log created by Megumi, and last modified on 15:23:41 06/25/2005.