Neo League 570 - #595: Kyo vs Himeko

Description: FIRE BEATS PAPER. Kyo beats up a little girl! Why do such unfair fights happen?! (Winner: Kyo)

Dead winter in the cold, cruel streets of Southtown! There is a legend that will be born! History will be made! Something.. Is about to go down! After doing a little bit of research, one day it suddenly hit a particular girl that Kyo Kusanagi... Hasn't graduated from Taiyo High yet. "... That's pretty uncalled for.. This looks like a job for Hurricane Hime!" the girl declared, bringing us to the here and now.

A letter of challenge was sent to Mr Kusanagi, sent of course by the mysterious initials of 'HH' to take place in front of the Southtown Village Public Library at this late noon on a snowy day. Apparently some word has gotten around about it, because this street, cut off by roadblocks, is practically LITTERED by Taiyo students and fight fanatics. Why, because they want to see the young heroine get squashed? Or is the girl in pink a glimmer of hope? Who knows!

The camera crew is all set up, and standing on the stairwell of the library is the heartthrob drama club leader; the spunky and strong voiced brunette Sayuri as the guest announcer. "Wow, we're in for one crazy match!" she cries, pumping a fist in the air, "We have recieved word that another one of our own was crazy enough to challenge the World Warrior in a league fight! First let me introduce the opponent, everyone please give a warm welcome to KYO KUSANAGI!!"

"Man... What the hell is going on?" Kyo Kusanagi wonders, and not for the first time today. Since his match against Ryu at the YFCC, he's retaken first place in the Neo League - quite rightfully, in his opinion - making him once again a walking target for any other member of the league looking to make a name for themselves. So it should hardly be surprising when he gets challenged by people he's never even heard of, such as this 'Hurricane Hime'.

But who is Kyo to object if some sucker wants him to make them famous?

As he gets introduced, Kyo hardly seems to even notice the acclaim he gets, as he's staring bemusedly at the library - what sort of person would fight in front of a library, specifically? There are tons of easier places to fight! - and at the crowd, which seems to be almost entirely students from Taiyo High, where Kyo himself goes to school whenever he bothers to show up.

There's a reason he hasn't graduated yet.

Hoyeah.. The heroine hasn't reached everyones ears just yet, but she's definatly pushing and shoving to make her way into the limelight. But this fight.. Is it some sort of stunt? It's hard to say, but the lesser names in the fight circuit are pretty crazy! The announcer waits for things to die down a bit, she then continues, "And the challenger! Our very own resident superheroine, Hurricaaaane Hime!!"

She may not get quite as big a reception, but the pink clad heroine definatly has her fanbase, and something else on her side that will help her pave her way to victory.

Hurricane Hime has the Taiyo High Ping-Pong and Video Games club. It consists of two members thus far who step out from the crowd with a giant television and a gaming system. Things are hooked up in short order, and then once they hook up their Paddle-shaped game guitars, they abruptly ROCK OUT to a song-hack they created with Guitar Hero: Bwaaaana na na na nAAAA! Dugga dugga dugga dugga bwaaaaaaaaaaah! Meedley meedley meedley weeeeeeee-ooooooooooooh!!!!

"mmmmmmMMMMORTALS!" the four foot tall, dark-skinned girl cries as she flying kicks the library doors open, and then leaps off the very top of the steps, twisting in the air to deliver her trademark flying back-kick while decending to the sidewalk before the legendary Kusanagi! Her scarf flaps wildy behind her even as she stands, her hands on her hips as she looks up.. Waaay up to her opponent. She blinks. And then grins, waggling her eyebrows. No doubt he's absolutly stunned!

At the introduction of the challenger, Kyo actually says: "Superhero?" and blinks in confusion at the announcer. What the crap, man? Is he going to have to fight another weirdo who thinks they can put on a cape and fight bad guys just because they can fight? The rest of the ingenious but low-rent display gets a similar expression from the Kusanagi heir, who is left, for a long moment, abjectly dumbfounded by the appearance of Hurricane Hime herself.

So that would be a yes on his being stunned... Just not for the reasons she's expecting.

Finally, Kyo groans and palms his face, because this is turning out to be exactly what he was starting to worry it would be: A joke. "Look, uh... Whatever that chick said your name was," the arrogant young man says to Hime, standing pretty casually for someone who's supposedly about to have A FIGHT. "I dunno who put you up to this, but ha ha, very funny. Now... Why don't you turn around and scurry back to your cosplay club or whatever, all right? I'm a /pro/, I'm not here to beat up amateurs just because of a practical joke." It must be something like that. Candid Fighter Camera or something.

As the sound or hardcore rock electric tunes fill the air, Hurricane Hime does allow Kyo to speak his peace. She, for the most part, doesn't seem to be put off at all by his words; perhaps it's not much suprise that he's a little full of himself. It must be hard being on top, she decides. However, the girl skips a couple of steps back, and then gives a dramatic thrust of her palm, her smile bright, "So, Citizen Kusanagi, we finally meet! Though I've got good news and bad news.. The good news is, this match is far from a joke! But the bad news is.."

There's a dramatic pose, but the girl raises a hand to her forehead and shakes head, "Well, quite frankly, I'm afraid the only joke here is you, Kusanagi. You see I am Hurricane Hime, the defender of education!" Swish! Her arms swipe in as an 'x', "The beholder of knowledge! I think suddenly all should become quite clear to you what this is all about, my firey foe." She stands up straight then, and slinks back into a very very familiar looking stance. It almost looks ansatsuken! "The rules are clear! If I win, I will tutor your butt off to make sure you graduate this year! Booyah!"

COMBATSYS: Himeko has started a fight here.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|

So she's... Serious, then? She really wants to fight /him/? Kyo huffs out a resigned, irritated sigh at the conclusion of Hurricane Hime's tirade, and there is inside his mind a brief but furious war of opposite impulses: He could just forfeit and save himself the aggravation, but if he does that he'll catapult this (possibly brain-damaged) cosplay freak to the top of the Neo League or something.

"/Fine/," Kyo says after a moment or two of thought, sounding supremely annoyed and put-upon, because well, he is. He doesn't even bother assuming his fighting stance, he just stands up straight and looks at the tiny girl, snapping his fingers to set a whirl of flames around his right hand, short-lived as they snuff themselves out. "Don't regret this." The way he sees it, now he's going to have to teach this 'defender of education' a lesson of her own.

COMBATSYS: Kyo has joined the fight here.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Kyo

COMBATSYS: Kyo takes no action.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Kyo

The young heroine takes in a small breath.. To be honest, this was actually slightly intimidating for Hime.. If anything because she's never had such a very -huge- match before! But if anything she -does- look rather confident; she's know fool she knows she's up against a very very tough opponent, but she has yet another advantage.. She has the underdog style! "I knew you'd see things me way!" she cries back, striking yet another pose as a well timed breeze sends her scarf flying back like crazy. "There's no place for you to run, and there's no turning back! You're about to find out why they call me Hurricane Hime!"

The fight is then declared GO! And the heroine bursts forward, straight into action! "Warm-up time!!!: How do you catch a unique rabbit?" Hime LEAPS into the air, twisting her hips to snap a spinning back kick toward Kyo's chest. Should that land, she bursts forward a second time, following a front kick, "Unique up on it!!"

COMBATSYS: Kyo blocks Himeko's Medium Kick.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Kyo

As Hime advances on Kyo in her sudden rush, the older fighter just looks... Kind of bored. He can see how she moves already, and when she leaps into the air with the setup to her terrible pun, the Kusanagi heir is already putting his hand in the way of her incoming kick, letting it slap into his palm, barely moving him at all. The second kick, similarly, is solidly blocked, before Kyo pushes the girl off a bit, and frowns thoughtfully.


"You seem like you know a lot of things," Kyo says, holding up the index finger of his right hand, a flame balanced on the tip of it, a small source of heat on a snowy day. "So let me ask you somethin'... What d'you figure happens if you keep on playing with fire?" Palpable, perhaps even overwhelming, power builds inside the taller fighter. This might be a bad thing.

COMBATSYS: Kyo gathers his will.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0              Kyo

Uhhh.. Uh oh. It's never a good thing when her famous Immortal Kick is so easily defended. When the girl is back on the ground, she looks honestly perplexed with how EASILY he did it. "... W- Woah. You've definatly got some skill.." she admits, snapping her arms out quickly and back into her stance. Hmn, he didn't laugh; perhaps her joke was not good enough to get him to lower his guard?

The heroine, however, does blush eeeeeever so slightly to Kyo's 'compliment'. Not many people call her smart, or maybe it's a trick to get her to lower her guard! Not a chance! "Sorry, Kusanagi, but the only person that's asking the questions here today.. Is ME! So let me ask you, how do you catch a tame rabbit!"

Hime bursts forward a second time now, though this time she has handfulls of paper slips within her hands. She darts to try to get in close and set her hands on heis hips. "TAME WAY!" If she's successful, suddenly he's spinning like a top, the slips of paper sticking too and wrapping him up like a mummy, a little more effort put in to start crushing him within the paper prison! At it's highest point of strain, the technique would blow up in her face, sending both fighters staggering back!

Someone is watching to the sides. That someone has a clipboard, and is leaning against the library wall. They also have a Taiyo High Shirt, small gym shorts, and a jacket that seems to be almost pinned to the shirt before.

Either way, Iincyo is there for Hime, even if it's the small things.. she can't let her know she's right there.. aiming to not draw attention to herself.. but even she, while she believes in Hime.. cannot disagree with Kyo's skill... she doesn't have much of a chance.

And to potentially drag Hime away to the nurse.

COMBATSYS: Kyo blocks Himeko's Read All About It!.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0              Kyo

Busily concentrating as he is, there's not much Kyo can do to /avoid/ Himeko's attack; instead, he gets caught by the tiny girl, and spins like a top, getting all wrapped up in those paper sheets. But when the paper tries to crush him... It meets a stronger force pushing back /out/ against it.

Much, much stronger.

"Too WEAK!" bellows Kyo Kusanagi as the paper erupts off of him even before the strain would normally cause it too, the force once again barely knocking him back half a step. Some of those papers might even smoulder a little, unless they're particularly flame-resistant. And Kyo, well, he just dusts his shoulder off, and turns back to looking at poor Hurricane Hime.

"You know you can't win, right? I mean, you haven't even got a chance." The flame in his hand reappears, stronger than before, and growing even brighter. "Personally, I don't like picking on people that can't fight back... So why don't you just pack it in?"

COMBATSYS: Kyo gathers his will.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|=======\-------\1              Kyo

Hime ends up staggering back a little more than she intended.. Woah what was that OVERWHELMING surge of power that just burst from Kyo? She finds herself flat on her back a moment, but then quickly sits up with a single arm held up defensivly in front of her face expecting a counter-attack! But.. There.. Isn't one. The heroine blinks a couple of times again, and grits her teeth in only mild disturbance. Ok, going the joke route isn't going to work. She definatly needs to switch strategy.

"Weak, you say?? Thus far I've been fighting and I haven't even broken a sweat!" she replies confidently, though the cranking gears start to warn her that Kyo -is- up to something. But what exactly, she isn't sure. The brighter glow doesn't burn fear into her heart, it burns determination; there's got to be something she's missing here.. Is it power, perhaps? "You're pretty confident, not that I blame you, the difference of power is pretty big! But power isn't quite everything without smarts too!"

Hime hangs back slightly now. It's time for her to show off her own potential, and she clenches her hands into fists, and bends veeeeerry slightly at the knees. She grits her teeth.
A puff of chilled air escapes her nostrils. Hime takes a deep breath and then suddenly, "aaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!" Hime screams at the top of her lungs, borrowing a precious technique from a friend of hers! Just minus any signs of exploding chi.

COMBATSYS: Himeko gathers her will.

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1              Kyo

"Maybe you should start showing me what you've got then," Kyo says, with a short laugh and a smirk. "While you still can, anyway." But Hurricane Hime is right - power IS useless if you don't use it correctly. It becomes wasted effort... And if there's anything Kyo hates, it's expending effort to get no return at all. For example, this fight! Not that he's really expended much in the way of effort yet.

But as Hime lets out her mighty war-cry and begins gathering her own energy, Kyo raises his right hand, the flames there burning brighter than ever before, as more flames begin to obscure the Kusanagi heir's own body, a reddish-orange light that covers him, wispy tendrils of flame rising off of his shoulders. "Come on... Hit me as hard as you can."

COMBATSYS: Kyo gathers his will.

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1              Kyo

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa- huh?" Hime comes to a halt, her face slightly red from her mad-cap yelling, and a slight bead of sweat falls down the side of her head. Geez, Kyo doesn't seem very intimidated at all! Hime hated to admit it; but it was clear to her that at this rate, she was going to have no choice but to use her ultimate technique and end the match in one blow! But she was quite far from being tense enough to unleash that technique! And that fire? She has a feeling that it's going to be coming at her any moment now. So then what's a girl to do? Especially when she -already- used her hardest hitting technique?

Hime slaps her cheeks, and then decides she doesn't have a choice, she's going to have to bank it all on one attack! "All right, if that's the way you want it! Tremble before my book of hope!" Hime reaches into her scarf and withdraws her trusty textboom entitled 'Excalibook'. It's a handy dandy little item of legends! She tears out three brightly glowing sheets of paper, twirls in a three-sixty and whips them up into the air. They fold into paper airplanes and then beeline toward Kusanagi, looking to do some kamikaze damage as she mutters under her breath, "As in 'I sure hope this works!'.."

COMBATSYS: Kyo blocks Himeko's Art Attack.

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1              Kyo

Paper... Airplanes?! Kyo's only weakness!

Except not; Kyo sees those airplanes coming in, and he basically bats them out of the air, getting only lightly hurt in the process... While the planes themselves burn up on their way to the ground, owing to the young man's current 'on fire' status. "Is that it?" Kyo wonders, shaking his head a bit sadly. "I gotta say... I'm disappointed. But hey, don't worry. You're gonna get an A+ for effort!" And with that bit of faux cheer, Kyo suddenly starts to move forward, still on fire.

As he closes with Hurricane Hime, the Kusanagi heir whirls around and throws his right hand forward, suddenly releasing all that amassed flame; it pulls off of him, feeding the flames that were in his hand as they careen through the air at the diminutive fighter, growing into a massive hellstorm of Kusanagi flames, possibly enough to wipe the young heroine COMPLETELY OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH!!


COMBATSYS: Himeko blocks Kyo's Orochinagi'.

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Himeko           1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0              Kyo

"OH??!" Hime asks, rolling her shoulders a little bit. You see, there was a little STRATEGY on that part, she knew that while the planes wouldn't be overly effective, it'd buy her enough time to take a few steps back and get into a defensive stance and.. And boy is she going to need it!!! But the flames erupt, they burst with fury never before known by man. Hime has no choice but to hold her book up to her cheek, close her eyes and grit her teeth because WHOOSH. To the crowd, the pink-clad heroine simply vanished within the sea of flame, she's that small! There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that she had been incinerated alive to a crisp but.. When the flames die, there stands Hime completely covered in black char and ash, her bodysuit burned off at the shoulders, her scarfs tips on fire, and her headband compltely burned off, hair standing up with steam coming from it. She coughs a bit of black smoke, wipes off her lips, and then slouches forward as she now officially feels like walking jelly. But.. But she must.. Must play to the crowd, as she suddenly stands up straight, her hands on her hips and she cries out in a very Saishu-esque bout of laughter, "Ha-HA!!" *cough cough*

Kyo's guard has to be down now! This is her chance to fly at him with something.. Anything!! Hime just dashes like a maniac toward Kyo, no plan, no nothing, just burst out with whatever she can! Springing into the air, she curls up into a ball and barrels toward Kusanagi. She barrels! She rolls! She BARREL ROLLS. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!"

COMBATSYS: Kyo interrupts Medium Punch from Himeko with Oniyaki.

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Himeko           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|===----\-------\0              Kyo

"Ohhh?" Kyo murmurs, actually sounding impressed. Okay, so maybe he was wrong to /completely/ write the smaller fighter off... That she was able to defend against that attack at all, much less remain standing afterwards is nothing short of remarkable. "You should feel proud of yourself," Kyo says, as Hurricane Hime charges heedlessly at him once again. "But..." He seems to stand there as Himeko flies through the air to attack him, waiting until the last second to react.

As the little ball o' doom comes down at him, Kyo crouches slightly, and then leaps into the air as well, whirling around with trailing flames as he rises to /meet/ Hime in a fiery airborne assault, getting lightly clipped by her attack even as his own blasts the poor girl pretty powerfully, sure to drive her away and back towards the ground. "...NOT TOO PROUD!!" That's Kyo's job.

Dang that Kusanagi. Dang that cocky Kusanagi! But Hime definatly pays the price for not having a plan but she was absolutly SURE she was going to be able to land that and she was half right! But the question is: AT WHAT COST.

Augh not more fire! Nooooooooooooo more fire!! The Hurricane is yet again engulfed in the legendary flames, but this time with no book to help her out and with a cry of pain (a cry, not a shriek! Hime's no sissy!) she just.. She just deals with the pain that sears through her body and knocks her out of her attack and to the floor again, planting face down into the ground. "NNNGH!"

A slight twitch, and then she's up again, albeit slowly and rather numb. "Geez, what was -that-? I admit, you've got great skill. But fire alone ain't going to be enough to overcome the fire in my heart! You... *huff huff* You need more training! Just.. Give me a second to get myself back here.." she sets her hands on her knees, wheezing.

COMBATSYS: Himeko gains composure.

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Himeko           1/=======/=======|===----\-------\0              Kyo

Landing lightly after his attack, Kyo watches Hime with a faint tilt to his head as she stands back up, hunkering down to catch her breath. "Hmph... Fine," Kyo agrees, shrugging his shoulders. So with Hurricane Hime taking a moment, the Kusanagi heir just stands up straight, hooking his thumbs into the pockets of his pants and standing, well... Completely casually. Like he couldn't even be bothered to press the attack even if Hime hadn't asked for a second!

He's kind of a jerk, you know.

COMBATSYS: Kyo takes no action.

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Himeko           1/=======/=======|===----\-------\0              Kyo

W- Woah.. he did for real?? Hime had to admit, she wasn't expecting Kyo to really give her the moment she wanted, it's good to see that he's a good sport.. But that wasn't making her any less determined to get him to crack the books!! If only more fighters were as co-operative, the world... Would be a better place!

Hime grins slightly. His pose says he's getting a little cocky. The question is can she move fast enough to take advantage? Hime psyches herself up, she hops from foot to foot, and then? It's time for her to rock out! She has to dig down deep, REAL deep for her to muster enough strength to burst forward, reach into her holster, and burst past. Once she's close? Kyo may find his wrists and ankles suddenly wrapped up and bound in her paper which act like puppet strings, and then his feet suddenly jerked out from under him!

COMBATSYS: Kyo counters Magic School Bus from Himeko with Nue Tsumi.

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Himeko           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0              Kyo

...And as Hime comes charging in at Kyo like that, the taller fighter stands completely still, keeping his relaxed posture. Yes, he certainly seems wide open... But appearances can be deceiving. For example, Kyo never would've thought the tiny Hurricane would've managed to survive this long. So when Hime gets close, about ready to burst past, she's probably quite surprised to find a hand on her face.

It's Kyo's hand. He's keeping her from getting past him.

"Where d'you think you're going, anyway?" Kyo wonders, before suddenly lunging forward and bringing his other fist down, in a powerful punch aimed to drive the pink wonder into the street with both the physical impact, and the accompanying sudden burst of Kusanagi flames!

Oh dang. Dang dang dang. Kyo-Blocked and in the worst way, Hime is actuall stunned when the big-time fighter just straight up stops her momentum, and she even grunts and picks up the pace, running in place to try and complete her technique! "Hey hey, LEGGO!" she yells, moments before the folowing blow connects. The heroine drops like a bad habit just BWOOM drilled into the ground with enough impact to make the concrete crack a little bit. And fire.. No more fire, enough with the fire! ;o; "IT BURNS AND STINGS!" she cries with the burst, bouncing off the floor and crashing onto her back. Ow. Ow ow ow ow!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.

Himeko is down. DOWN! But Kyo didn't count on one thing.. The Ping Pong and Video Games club, who are still rocking out to the longest theme song in history look to one another worriedly, "O- Oh man.. I think Hime's gonna lose this one, what're we gonna do, Rick?"

"Only one thing we -CAN- do, Hiroshi.." Rick replies. They nod to one another, and then jerk their custom guitars upward.
"STAR POWER!!!" The rock cranks up, and Hime opens her eyes, sitting up with a start. It's an act of god! "Ok!! Time for a pop quiz!" she manages to yell, "What's the move that won Hurricane Hime the match!" She's on her feet. She bursts forward, and her foot snaps out, a nice old school flying kick at the oldest student, "1) The Sky!" she snaps her hips to launch a kick with the second foot, "2) The Sea!!" and then twirls around to burst into a sobat kick, "3) The Okinawa!!!" But wait.. There's more choices! ... Possibly.

COMBATSYS: Kyo blocks Himeko's 3-2-1 Contact.

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Himeko           1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0              Kyo

No, there's never enough fire, not when Kyo Kusanagi is involved! He's always got more, plenty more where that came from. It's true, however, that Kyo didn't count on Hime having backup in the form of the Ping Pong and Video Games Club, suddenly reviving the Hurricane with their... Guitars? "Uhhh..." says Kyo, thoroughly confused by this entire affair.

Any minute now, he's expecting to wake up and find out this was all a dream resulting from his eating some bad fish or something.

But no, here comes Hime with another attack and more nonsensical questions... But those moves aren't enough, no matter how oldschool they might be, with each of Hime's kicks meeting Kyo's resolute guard, barely seeming to make a dent on the more experienced fighter.

"I'm gonna go with 4) None of the above," is Kyo's saucy reply to the heroine's pop quiz, settling back once again to watch her. "One last time... Hit me with everything you've got before it's over." What could he have up his sleeve /this/ time?

COMBATSYS: Kyo gathers his will.

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Himeko           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1              Kyo

Yeeeeah, Kyo not getting it isn't too bad for Hime. Because she'll set the record straight! .. S- Somehow. Dang, she thinks, Kyo's defenses are pretty rediculous, all she needs to get is one hit.. One hit! Now, Hime never is one to want to be accused of being repetitive in her matches, but there's an opportunity, albeit a very tiny one, for her to do it again! Panting and gasping after staggering a couple steps back, she punches her fists togeather and casually walks forward, "Rrrrgh.. Ok!!"

There's not much choice, she's got to rock out now before it's too late! She scuffles her feet lightly on the floor, and then thrusts her palm outward, "You want it? You GOT it!!" her book withdrawn and opened, the pages proceed to flap and flip like crazy, tearing up to whirlwind around her, almost hiding her presence! Almost. A grin in her features, she manages to cry, "Allow me to start by telling you my name!! I am....." The flurry gets more intense, expanding toward the young Kusanagi heir!

COMBATSYS: Himeko successfully hits Kyo with Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|=======\==-----\1              Kyo

The flurry explodes outward, and the paper floats from the sky to the ground like snow. It looks HELLA cool with the music totally and completely rocking out, all jugga jugga bwah BAH bah nah nah WANNA WA WAAAAAAAAAA!!! Hime hops lightly on her feet and raises one knee in the air, her hands raised to her sides. "SHE whom does nnnNNOT allow illiteracy!!!"

Her arms swing out like airplane wings, hopping from foot to foot, "The defender of knowledge!!.." A quick crouch to slap a palm on the floor, she freezes in the pose for a moment, and then slowly windmills her arms to snatch up Skullomania's trademark pose for her own as she cries, "Huuuurricaaane HIIIIIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!" BOOM! The sun explodes behind her! Only not really. But holy cow is she looking really cool right now, even if she is a little charred hurricane!
'Yes!! Yes!! I nailed it!!!" the heroine thinks to herself.

Sadly for Hurricane Hime, Kyo isn't too overly impressed by her posing and such... Though he is distracted by all the paper blowing everywhere. "Doesn't this count as littering?" he wonders aloud, getting smacked in the face by pieces of paper, not to mention all the paper fluttering onto the ground like 'snow'. Somebody has to clean that up! "But if you're just going to stand there posing... I guess I'll have to finish this for real."

And then Kyo takes a step forward, and makes a casual tossing motion with his right hand; from thence comes more of that Kusanagi fire, a seed that creates a massive COLUMN of raging flames that pushes up to the sky, trying to envelop the posturing heroine entirely. But that's not the end, oh no.

You see, if all goes as planned, Kyo himself will then lunge /into/ the column of flame, setting himself on fire as he unloads a combination of punches on his opponent, hoping to simply overwhelm her with one final assault. "PICK UP YOUR STUPID PAPER!!" he bellows, his voice reverberating oddly inside the flamess!

COMBATSYS: Kyo successfully hits Himeko with Mu Shiki.

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Himeko           1/---====/=======|=------\-------\0              Kyo

D- Dang what is Kyo, is he some sort of.. UNFEELING MACHINE?? Kyo doesn't seem impressed. He doesn't seem stunned or intimidated! Did she -really- do the technique correctly?? No, she definatly did, Kyo may be -trying- to play it cool but there's a very very slight bit of hesitance that Hime spots; he can talk trash but she saw it in his eyes! But crap diddly app, here comes some red-hot fire, and for a brief moment she can see it. She can see the whole attacks execution, and if she can reach fast enough for her book.


D'AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!! Here comes that summer blockbuster Kyos on a Flame that clocks the saikyo fighter absolutly silly. She's lost in the heat, and then goes flying out of it like a rocket, along the walk-way and smashes violently, loudly into a conveniently placed massive stack of trash cans that let out as enormous a clatter as possible! Needless to say that hurt. That hurt a ton, and there is silence. Complete and utter silence, until...


Some of the higher cans crash and clatter to the floor as the even further burned heroine, barely kept decent, rises from the mass, panting and wheezing, holding her ribs. "Nnggh.. D.. Drat.. You did pretty good.. But I'm sure you've learned your lesson, so- I guess I'm going to have to give you the.. Win this time, Kusanagiseses!"

She falls onto her backside again, needing a little breather. She's done. DONE!

COMBATSYS: Himeko takes no action.

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Kyo              0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Himeko can no longer fight.

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Kyo              0/-------/------=|

Once Hime is punched out of the column of flame, well, it dies off, leaving Kyo standing there... Pretty well unhurt! Yeah, he took a few light shots here and there, but nothing he's going to be feeling in the morning, that's for sure. The heroine though... She might not be so lucky. "Tch... That's gracious of you," Kyo replies sarcastically to Hurricane Hime's admission of defeat. "Next time, stick to your books! Everybody's got /something/ they're good at, I guess."

And with that rather jerky response, the Kusanagi heir turns and starts to walk away, adding a last dismissive wave over his shoulder. It's hard to feel all awesome about winning like that you know, even for someone as overwhelmingly high on themselves as Kyo Kusanagi.

And so, the legendary match comes to a close. Many fans didn't think even Hime would last more than a single hit from Kasanagi! What it does in the end? Is get people talking. The girl may not be the strongest around but behind that pink bodysuit is a pretty tough gal! Though they're probably not considering taking Saikyo lessons. Saikyo, the ONLY art that can hold up to the Kusanagi Style no matter what the level! It's true! :(

"oooooh it hurts, I can feel the pain inside the pain I'm feeling," Hime groans, lightly kicking her feet.

Somewhere else, in a fine cafe in France, Himeko's mother suddenly cringes, rubbing at her jaw. ".. Ow." THE END

Log created on 19:42:15 02/19/2008 by Kyo, and last modified on 14:16:40 02/23/2008.