Neo League 570 - #582: Hotaru vs Birdie

Description: A china shop looking to lose its inventory for insurance money as soon as possible plays host to a violent, savage, and short Neo League battle. (Winner: Hotaru) Don't kill me for the messed up meters. Someone (me) forgot to log! ;_;

Today, as you might imagine, out of everything, there is a Neo League. In the Southtown Village no less. Southtown is a pretty common fight zone. Many people show up to duke it out in random and whacky things that cater to Geese's interest.

And now, another fight is about to take place. One that happened before, but due to the new year, it hasn't happened yet! Which means that both Hotaru and Birdie will be dueling in someplace that's relatively bad for this kind of stuff.

A fine china store. Oh yes, this fine china store in Southtown wanted to see what would happen when you put in two fighters in a room full of FINE CHINA. Could you imagine that all of the china would be there, but, they were told that much of it shouldn't broken. There isn't any rules you cannot break them, but the owner would like them to be in pristine condition.

Birdie, standing there and barely not knocking anything over, grins micheviously. Heh... Heheh... Yeah, he's definitely knocking things over. And maybe even through his opponent into a whole casing of fine china. He's looking forward to this. He's awlays wanted to break stuff.

And poor Hotaru. She might be used as the instrument of DESTRUCTION ho ho.

Still, Birdie waits for his opponent. He can't wait. "Alright. Alright! Which bloke is fighting me today!"

Escorted into the shop, the young fighter takes a quiet sweep around the arrangement of display cases with impassive blue eyes. Her mouth is drawn tight as her attention is drawn to the unmistakeable form of her opponent. Birdie kind of stands out. In an environment that is all about showcasing delicate objects for those with fine, delicate tastes to purchase, a giant man of his stature just... doesn't really fit in.

For a moment her eyes widen before narrowing slightly on the nigh ogre towering over nearly everything in the shop. A visual comparison would suggest that this fight isn't even remotely fair. And perhaps it isn't. But she did beat him once before... "You again," Hotaru states, her voice steady. Last time she looked worried but this time...

The smaller fighter lifts her right hand, clenching it into a fist before gazing down at it thoughtfully. Last time she was able to render a fair amount of destruction to the likes of K9999 with a technique she really... really never would have used before. But things have changed. Though her outfit appears the same as always - a simple blue and white China-girl outfit, but her hair has been let down, the pig-tails and ribbons no where to be found. She's seen what her newfound strength can do against fighters that didn't know her, but what about someone like Birdie who's fought her before?

"Too bad for you," the girl states quietly, patting down her outfit and checking to make sure that her shoes are on tight. "I'm not the same as last time. This should be short." She turns her shoulder toward Birdie and prepares herself for the fight ahead. Normally light on her toes, the Kenpo artist simply stays somewhat flat footed, as if she has no intention of hopping all over the place like a rabid rabbit.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Birdie has joined the fight here.

The Giant Man just watches as the girl is escorted into the shop. Oh, so it's that Chick-A-Dee again? Well, Birdie can dig that. He sure can. And he'll make sure to dig it all the way into her grave! Ho ho ho.

As she comes out and stops, Birdie just looks down towards her. There's so many things about here he can use to his advantage, but he'll have to make sure that, one of these times, he actually does. But first, he's gotta get a bead on her. And if that's what it takes, that is what he'll do.

"Oh, it's you again chick-a-dee." Birdie states, but he gets some tough talk by her. "Hahaha. Tough huh?" Birdie states with a laugh. "You don't know what tough is." Birdie states with a laugh. "And I'll make sure it's short. You're not gonna get past the first round!" Birdie cries as he launches forward.

With an over hand strike, the ogre moves to bash Hotaru into the ground so early with a relatively slow, but still devastating technique. If she doesn't get out of the way... tough!

COMBATSYS: Hotaru endures Birdie's Fierce Punch.
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Hotaru           0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0           Birdie

The officials are quick to back away as Hotaru and Birdie begin talking. They may be fine with escorting the pint-sized little fighter into the room, but hell if they're going to stay in there for the devestation that is about to manifest itself as a RESULT of this match. If Hotaru wants to get splattered, that's her business.

"Hn... I guess we'll see, won't we. You think I'm weak, just like so many others, just because I'm not big and built like you. But I know better than that. I'll prove to you otherwise. I'll prove it to everyone..."

And then comes the crushing fist, the hand the size of her head easily, but the girl doesn't move, staying rooted to her place as if she had no intention of scrambling out of the way from the beginning. That isn't to say that the attack doesn't have an effect, smashing the small girl to the floor right at his feet with a pained gasp. But that means she hasn't lost the ground she normally does when playing hard to hit. Her lip bleeding and the top of her head sporting a gash that is starting to drip blood down her forehead, Hotaru pushes off the ground with her hands and knees, springing right back at Birdie with practically no hesitation, no fear.

Her left hand makes a grab for his right wrist in order to pull it and give it a twist as to leave his guard open to her. Her right hand, on the other hand, slams forward, a violent amount of red-orange chi spiraling along her forarm. And then she plants her palm against his chest if possible and discharges all of it, unleashing a savage amount of piercing, destructive power. It's unlike any chi she's ever used on Birdie before - Unlike the pure force of her blue chi balls, this attack deals piercing, scalding power, the sort that can blow right through flesh of those not prepared for the magnitude. "HAAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Birdie with Maou Satsujinken.
- Power hit! -
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Hotaru           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Birdie

Birdie knew he shoulda used his hair. But he just had to try. For effect, of course. And he got slammed for it.

Once Hotaru comes running at Birdie, even after enduring the last strike, Birdie's confused. Wait. Did she just endure his strike? Okay. This isn't cool.

And then she comes at him without a thought or a second motion. His wrist is grabbed, and with it he's being bombarded with chi and other such. The balls of chi burn into him and they knock him around. This isn't very fun at all. Birdie's really unhappy for the moment. Oh you gotta be kidding him.

After wards he even falls backwards into a pile of fine china, breaking across him as he falls. It helps his fall but pieces of glass in his ass isn't good for damn anyone. Bleeding and unhappy, Birdie's aiming to do one thing.

Kick the living hell out of this girl.

"Oh. Is that what you want?!" Birdie asks, looking right at her. "Huh? You wanna play that game chick-a-dee? Well I'll play your damn game!" Birdie calls as he gets up, bleeding a good deal as the chi burns take over a side of his body arms and whatever else. He ducks down and actually rockets forward, attempting to catch Hotaru with a quick strike of his hair piece. He's not happy. And if he catches her, well, watch out. Why? Because he's letting loose with a bunch of punches. He's being ruthless today.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru dodges Birdie's The Birdie.
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Hotaru           0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Birdie

The blasting attack delivered, Hotaru lowers her right arm slowly, clenching and unclenching her fingers. Blood rolls down her forehead but the girl pays it no mind, eyes looking back up to focus on the man as he pries himself out of the shattered display. A pain resonates in her right arm, lingering agony from the savage power she had poured into the other man. Now he won't call her weak, she contemplates with a grim smile.

Okay, maybe he will. He comes charging in, intending to drive into the girl with that dangerous hair of his, but Hotaru isn't standing still for that. Holding still for punches? Yeah... maybe. Holding still for bone crushing assaults? No thanks, she's power driven, not bats*** insane! Hotaru leaps to the side onto a display case, kicking aside several pieces of fine china that shatter against the floor but leave her unharmed by the intended savage beating.

From up there she whirls back around to face Birdie as he passes by. "Che," the girl smirks, "You think you can hit me with that kind of speed? Hm..." And then she hops back at him as his attack misses, trying to latch onto the back of his head from behind in hopes of strangling with a chokehold while hanging onto his back. It's a somewhat crazy idea, but it's worked with some success before against men of his stature... Of course she'll have to wrap her arms around his neck, there's no way her hands would ever be large enough!

COMBATSYS: Birdie fails to interrupt Quick Throw from Hotaru with Murderer Chain.
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Hotaru           1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Birdie

Birdie always knows that this is gonna end badly for him. Does he care? Hell no. He's doing what he likes to do. And that's kick a bunch of ass. But getting a hold of them is the hardest damn part of it all. As the girl comes driving for him and out of his way. She moves to strangle him and hold onto his back, but he has a surprise for her!

Well, no he doesn't. As she comes right at him, Birdie instantly puts up his hands, attempting to counter choke her with the chain, but it just doesn't happen. She drives him backwards and into the wall, choking him powerfully.

Well, maybe he should have tried to throw her off or just endure it, but where is the fun in that?! That's right, there isn't! Birdie determined to beat her up, even if it means a great long rung of flalures to do so!

You're not getting out of this one alive, Hotaru! Ho ho ho ho!

Well, if you keep moving maybe.
"Agh. Bloody ell."

When it looks like it's starting to get risky, Hotaru leaps off of Birdie's back, landing atop a higher shelf that wobbles beneath the fighter's momentum before she springs off to land back on the floor, a small rain of dishes and vases crashing down behind her as the shelf finally topples.

With shards flying every which way, Hotaru turns to face Birdie directly, blue eyes narrowing to focus on him. He's holding up well against her assault, but he can't last forever. Of course, either can she. Finally she pauses to lift up her arm and wipe some of the blood off her face, leaving a red smear behind. Testing herself against the likes of this fighter it's... what she wanted to be able to do. To prove to everyone she isn't so weak as they think.

Again her arm ignites with a blue aura this time, more like the color she had used in the past when fighting. But when she brings her arm forward to send it hurtling Birdie's way, there's a narrow red spike of power through the center of the pulsing chi ball... While the ball itself will splash against Birdie will pure force, the spike within it might plunge into his flesh a ways before coming to a stop!

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Birdie with Hakki Shou EX.
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Hotaru           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Birdie

Well, Birdie finds out the hard way that Hotaru really does mean business! This means his endless line of faliure is going to get worse! If they could in the first place. Though it doesn't matter! Hard ship is only weakness leaving the body!

Getting thrusted backwards, Birdie just hurts like hell. Well who wouldn't hurt like hell off of that. She just slammed a huge ball of chi his way. And when he moves to raise his hands, Birdie's just rocked badly. Wow that hurts.

Landing against the wall, Birdie just doesn't get up at first, looking directly towards Hotaru. Oh yeah. This happened before. It's a kick in the pants for it to happen again. But he's not going to let this bitch get the best of him. Hell no.

Slowly getting up, Birdie looks towards, beat and smashed, burnt to high hell by chi too. Man, he's a brawler. Where are the other physical strikes?! TRICK ANSWER: There are none.

Well, who cares. She's going down. "Haha. Good one chick-a-dee. Your momma teach you that one?" Oohooohhhhhohohohhoooo! Burn!

COMBATSYS: Birdie focuses on his next action.

Lowering her arm again after having flung off the powerful chi blast, Hotaru exhales, having used a fair amount of energy in accomplishing something like that. No matter, the results were... so worth it. The girl smiles thinly as she observes the outcome of her potent chi blast. It's the small twists, the minor changes, all making her attacks more destructive than they were before. Before she just wouldn't have fought like that but now? Now she isn't sure. It seems like it's worth it...

Birdie taunts her though and Hotaru scowls back, right fist clenching tightly, "My mother... a weakling like you has no place talking about a woman like her!" And then she charges, right arm igniting with a spiral of red-orange chi, smashing her way over fallen glass and china, feet crunching the shards as she goes.

"I've heard enough out of you!" she shouts, drawing her arm back behind her, clearly coming in with the intent to literally slug the mighty fighter as hard as possible. Only, it isn't just a normal punch... When she finally strikes, the chi flares even brighter before slaming forward along with her fist. Like the pain dished out from before, it scalds and slashes flesh exposed to it, delivering savage damage to anyone unfortunate enough to get in its path. "RAAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Birdie fails to interrupt Satsujinken EX from Hotaru with Bull Revenger.
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Hotaru           0/-------/----===|

COMBATSYS: Birdie can no longer fight.
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Hotaru           0/-------/----===|

Birdie just watches as Hotaru throws herself at him. Wuh oh! Crazy bitch coming through! So Birdie thinks, even for a second, that maybe he should just do.. THIS.

And that's actually go through the strikes of chi and strength. But he doesn't. Oh no, he's stopped. He's stopped and sent flying back because Birdie cannot succeed. Such is life, and it is cruel.

Getting thrashed backwards, there is no head butt. Instead, just a really quick slam and smash as Birdie is thrown to the back of the room, and covered in all sorts of nice pieces of broken plates and the such.

It's over! And Birdie is still a loser.

No he doesn't get up for now. That'll teach you Birdie.

Hotaru slides to a stop after the savage attack has been delivered, gasping hard as rubble pours down around the girl, collecting on the floor. She winces, pulling up her right hand and clutching it with her left. A moment ago she looked angry, now she looks in pain as she turns around to walk away slowly.

Won the fight, but... considering the ache in her right hand she isn't sure at what cost. But her eye remains on the prize, proving to the whole world that she's way stronger than they think - proving to her brother that she's come far in not very long. He can't ignore her with this kind of power...

The shop owner stumbles into the disaster that is the wrecked shop and sighs. "Well, at least it's all insured..." Probably get more for the insurance than he was going to sell that crap for anyone. Seriously, who buys that?!

COMBATSYS: Hotaru has ended the fight here.

Log created on 00:03:29 02/04/2008 by Hotaru, and last modified on 00:57:38 02/04/2008.