Neo League 651 - #658: Roberto vs Himeko

Description: Hime challenges Roberto to rematch and it appears she took atleast part of his advice to heart. This time the fight takes place outdoors in front of the State Library of New South Wales. This time the soccer star wins handily and Himeko accuses the soccer player of cheating. (Winner: Roberto)

It's been some time, quite some time since there had been a battle between two students; one a soccer hero of Taiyo high, the other the self-proclaimed heroine of Taiyo high! At least that was the case once upon a time, she's long since moved on to bigger things...

But that doesn't mean people are easily forgotten; Hurricane Hime, the heroine clad in mostly pink and a bit of black has challenged Roberto to a re-match from so long ago! This takes both fighters down to the State Library of New South Whales in Australia!
The match is to take place at the front of the large structure on a nice, hot afternoon in the city! The tv crew is here, the crowd is here, and most importantly Hurricane Hime is here, leaping out of a tree with a reverse flying back-kick as her dynamic entry of choice, "mmMMMOORTALS!!" she yells, landing onto the ground in a heroic pose, followed by a cheer. Fans. Lovely fans!

A court isn't a very exciting place to fight on it's own, however this is a little different. There's an oversized chessboard covering the floor and on them are giant stone replicas of chess pieces in random places; and even a bunch of soccer balls scaterred about the 'ring'. "Bring forth my opponent!" Hime demands with a huge grin.

Roberto had been spending some time recovering from his injury delivered at the hands of Hotaru which was why he hadn't been too active in NL as of late. Fortunately he was able to recover before the end of the current season to make his own personal run for a high spot on the rankings. He had been out of things for too long to consider going for first but still a respectable spot is better than nothing.

When the call came Roberto quickly agreed to the fight. And then he heard who it was against and he groaned. At least he had the presence of mind to put the phone on mute before doing so.

Roberto comes out as if on cue and since he was told there would be soccer balls already there, he left his own at home. Roberto isn't all smiles when he gets there. There's serious though not overtly hostile expression on his face as he adjusts his red goalie gloves. He gives Himeko a nod and then rolls his neck to loosen up. The soccer star is coming into this fight focused.

Fight focused? Hime does notice that, it should be interesting, though probably not terribly fun. Of course the fun-factor was based on her own performance! She'll never forget when he knocked her out of the building; who did he think she was, Geese Howard?? But she doesn't look like she's looking for revenge.

"Citizen Miura, so we meet again!" she blurts out, throwing out a single palm. "This time, on the field of BATTEL!" Battel. "I hope you're ready because this time around I will give no quarter, I will show no mercy, you are face to face with a lawl new, lawl different..." She claps her hands togeather, hops from a black square to red square, and then stands on one foot in a dynamic pose, "HURRICANE! HIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" A sudden gust of wind whips her black scarf to the side, seeming as firey as always. "Are you ready? I sure hope you're ready because I'm ready!"

COMBATSYS: Himeko has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Himeko takes no action.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|

In Roberto's defense, when he put her through the wall, he thought there would be another room behind it... Too bad he didn't look at the floor plans. But now the fight is outside. "I'm glad that you took my advice. I didn't like the idea of destroying another library."

"Yup, I'm ready," he says as he rolls his neck a bit more and then stares at Himeko before moving in quickly to close the distance coming up to a soccer ball in moving forward and dribbling it before lowering his shoulder into Hime's to perform a soccer styled tackle or in other words pushing her with his shoulder. After the push he performs a sudden hop over the ball to allow him to change directions and ultimately face the would-be heroine.

COMBATSYS: Roberto has joined the fight here.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Roberto

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Himeko with Quick Throw.
- Power hit! -

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Himeko           0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0          Roberto

"Yosh! All right then lets do it to it!!" the young girl cries, punching a hand into her palm. And then she drops into a rather plain but light-footing fighting stance as Roberto draws toward her. Looks like he's going for a simple check and thinks she has the height advantage but.. Oops! Nope! Roberto shoves the heck out of Hime, sending her flying back with a yelp and slamming hard against one of the stone rooks and slides down onto her butt. "... Ow.." she grumps, though she notices something shining at the corner of her eye. And when she picks it up? "Hey a quarter!! Sweet!!"

That's pocketed into her fannypack, and with that she dashes back at Roberto, taking a short spring into the air to twist and thrust the flat of her foot toward Roberto's jaw; the legendary flying back kick with some extra 'umph'! "Immortal Kick!!" she cries, her scarf flapping wildly behind her and making her look very cool!

COMBATSYS: Roberto blocks Himeko's Light Kick.

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Himeko           0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0          Roberto

Roberto didn't think he'd send her flying with something like that though he did have a lot of momentum coming into it. On the bright side Roberto did help Himeko get richer... Wait... What's a quarter doing on the ground in Australia... Must've belonged an American tourist.

While that's being puzzled out Roberto watches Hime and it's a good thing he was paying attention since she goes flying right for him. The star goalie raises that glove clad hand as he performs a spin move to put himself at Hime's flank. While he's there he delivers a trio of kicks to her side to push her towards the bishop.

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Himeko with Triple Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Himeko           0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0          Roberto

Oops! Good move on Roberto's part, his defenses seem to be sharper than ever! Well, she doesn't seem to discouraged, it gives her a little bit of information in the end. "Nngh! Hmn, not bad!" she offers, and passes a glance to the side noticing a kick coming her way. She starts to reach for her scarf but the blow just hits hard. Way hard, "NNGH!!" once, twice, three times and again she's sent slinging back to crash into the bishop side first with a sputter and collapses to her knees as she grasps onto it. "R- Rrgh! Man, I guess he's been eating his Wheaties.. Guess I'd better take things up a notc- Eh?"

Hey there's another quarter at her knees! "!" This, is clearly a good sign! "Time for plan 'B'. JUSTICE VANISHING!!!!" Coin's pocketed and with that she quickly slips behind the rook to whip out her notebook and start skimming through it. Time to look through her playbook for some serious comeback action! There's no way he'll find her.. Right??

COMBATSYS: Himeko focuses on her next action.

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Himeko           0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0          Roberto

Remember that soccer ball that Roberto had possession of up until now? It's about to become somewhat important. Instead of following Himeko to attack her behind the rook. He'll let her come to him in the form of the soccer ball.

The soccer ball ricochets off chess pieces left and right bouncing around in seemingly random directions but Roberto has aimed the ball in a precise location to make sure that it will get to where Hime is. If she comes out of hiding, she'll still have to deal with the shot anyway. It's a compromising situation all around.

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Himeko with Long Shot.

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

"Hmmn.. Mmmnn.. Hmn.." Hurricane Hime furrows her brows as she flips from page to page, and then finally decides on a good play! The book is slapped shut, and it's then she hears the sounds of a ball ricochetting off a number of pieces. She scratches her head, compeltely boggled until the thing comes out of nowhere and slams her right in chest, "OOOFF!" knocking her for a brief loop. Geez, she's.. Really not in a very good spot here, is she?

She leans on another piece for a moment, to catch her breath and then she leaps up and off of one of the pawns in front of her to try and get up and over Roberto! Though along the way she snaps her legs out to wrap her legs around his neck while grasping for his right arm. It's a bit awkward looking but she intends to use the momentum to air-throw the man by twisting herself to the side slamming him onto his back and then jerking fiercly on his arm, "Take THIS!!"

COMBATSYS: Roberto interrupts Medium Throw from Himeko with Shining Save.

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

Roberto doesn't need to see Hime to realize that his attack landed. The grunt was all he needed to figure that out. He might've actually cringed for Hime's sake if it wasn't for the fact he couldn't see her.

Roberto doesn't actually see Hime until she leaps up and off of a pawn to wrap her legs around his neck. And Roberto does something crazy in response, something he normally wouldn't do and probably had no business succeeding. He leaps right into the aerial attack with hands glowing gold with chi as he grabs her. The legs squeeze painfully around his neck. Sweet relief comes only when he spikes her down to the ground and forces her to remove her legs from his person.

No words come from his lips. He's too busy panting with fatigue though while he wasn't exactly hurt too bad right now he was feeling the exhertion he was putting into this match. He does allow a smile as a silent compliment for just a moment before he returns to the focused appearance he had at the beginning of the fight.

Maybe Hurricane Hime should have done her homework! She didn't really think about Roberto's arsenal of moves when she came flying at him like that and she definatly pays the price; not sure what's going on until it's too late and slams hard onto the chess board with a comical, "BARF!" Really, if that doesn't knock one for a loop, what will? Hime rebounds off the floor and flops onto her stomach; but in possible defiance, she doesn't stay down long, her hand cupping the back of her neck. ".. That.. That was about average at best!" she yells out.

"I give it about a '6' on the Cool-O-Meter, you definatly need more practice!" the pink clad heroine accuses and rolls her shoulder. "Now then, allow me to show you something both effective -AND- cool! In one defining blow!!!" Hime races foward, withdraws, and then opens her book; the papers within starts to flap from one side to the other on their own. Once she's close, the pages tear from the book, burst into brightly colored chi and spin around her body like a globe! If but one of those pages can slam into the soccer star, the rest follow, a good 25 pages to shooting forth, crumpling upon contact and the chi clearly doing most of the work!. "Here we goooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!"

COMBATSYS: Roberto stops Schoolhouse Rock! from Himeko with Desperate Clutch.

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0          Roberto

As Himeko moves in closer Roberto begins to remember what Himeko could do with paper and he begins to raise his hands defensively as she approaches. But he doesn't show any signs of what he plans on doing until that first colored sheet of paper leaves the book and then his hands begin to move.

It looks almost like his Shining Clutch move but instead of redirecting energy aggressively, it seems to be more focused on dispersing the energy. His glowing hands move in a blur intercepting each piece of paper and giving off a brilliant flash each time his hand makes contact and in turn causing balls of crumpled up paper fly to and fro.

Roberto is left surrounded by balls of paper. Breathing hard he has to gasp out his verbal response. "C+... on... coolness..." He takes a deep breath of sweet air before continuing, "F-... on... effectiveness..." Figured he'd serve her a slice of humble pie.

Hurricane Hime blinks! "Wh- H- Huh?? What! No way!!" The heroine squeaks as Roberto does something she doesn't quite.. Entirely remember! It's freaky, watching him move like he's in th MATRIX or something, on one hand it SUPER cool. On the other hand, there's no way that her attack could have -really- been stopped like that, she calls a fluke. FLUKE! Hime twirls backward and screeches to a halt, standing there with her hands on her hips and looking more pretty darn roughed up than tired. "... You're kidding me, right? Look atcha. LOOK ATCHA!" Hime cries, pointing an accusing finger at her panting opponent. "Just moments ago you were fresh as a daisy, now as the result of my awesomely awesome technique you're about to pass out and crash and fall in the grass faster than a fat man who sat down too fast!"

Hime rubs her chin with a smirk and slouches forward slightly. "Well.. I guess I need to practice that technique a bit more, but I'll use my #1 attack, it'll be so awesome even -you- can't grade it F-! Let's do this!! Haaaaaaa- HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!" Hime's hands clench into fists, a gust of wind sends her scarf flapping upward wildly and then she blasts toward Roberto, she hopping halfway to shoot a flying kick toward Roberto's chest, followed by a second kick with her opposite foot, "Shyah shyah.. SHYAAAAH!!" and then a third kick with serious oomph, a slight flicker of energy about her boot!

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

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Himeko           0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0          Roberto

Following the final kick, there's a little flash in Hime's eyes, "Oryaaaaah!!!" She's suddenly on her feet, and she proceeds to throw a flurry of kicks at the goalie, standing roundhouses, forward kicks, low roundhouses, a backflip kick, and then she unsheathes a harrisen fan from her belt, the girl bursting upward with a twirl; bright white energy trailing from the tip of the weapon, "HYAAAAAAAAH!!!"

Roberto's hands once again meet to intercept the attacks but this time there's no glow. He doesn't have the energy to repeat that feat. Roberto knew he had to pace himself against Hotaru where with Himeko, there was no pacing to be found. He just threw attacks willy nilly. And the soccer goalie comes out of the flurry less harmed than she would've liked though if Roberto ever saw that attack again, he'd prepare his body even more for it.

"And you have yet to land a telling blow." He pauses as if he was deliberating for a moment. Which he wasn't. "D+" Truth be told the attack was impressive in it's own right. It's just the persistence in trash talking when presented with the fact she just doesn't have the skill to back it up is the only reason he verbally derides her like that.

The golden goalie's own pace slows down. But he continues to keep attacking, this time with a quick punch to the head. It's not meant to take her out, just to set her up for the finishing blow. "If you have what it takes to make me fall, now's the time to show it."

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Himeko with Quick Punch.
- Power hit! -

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0          Roberto

Twirl twirl twirl twirl and land! Hime screeches to a halt with a confident grin at first but then stands there slack jawwed when Roberto's still standing there. Just standing there.. And then gives her a D+! "WHAAAAAAAA-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTT????" Hime yells at the top of her lungs while clasping her head. How! How did he stop her, that was scientifically impossible, IMPOSSIBLE! Well really at this point she could only come to one conclusion, her eyebrow twitching as she clenches a hand into a fist. "Nnnghh.. This isn't right, something isn't right, you're CHEATING!!" she cries.

"There's no possible way a normal man could have withstood that! Man.. MAN!! Impossible! Ok the kid gloves are off, time to do it to it for REALS, I've got one last trump card!!" Hime cracks her knuckles, and she certainly SEEMS like she's intending on finishing of Roberto. Somehow, some way for sure! But once the goalie comes in with the punch to the head, the girl slips on a sheet of her own paper and ends up falling right into the attack that just lands solidly. SOLIDLY. Her head jerks to the side, and she staggers back twirling this way and that a la a certain Glass Joe.
*bweoo bweoo bwEOOOoooooooooooo* *KABOOM* The girl flops down onto the ground swirly eyed but hey.. Wouldn't you know it, there's another quarter! ".. W- Where am I.. Who am I?"

COMBATSYS: Himeko takes no action.

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Roberto          0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Himeko can no longer fight.

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Roberto          0/-------/-======|

Hurricane Hime may recognize from their last fight. He quotes himself word for word."Bah... You talk a good game. Come back, when your hits are capable of doing more than annoying me." He begins to walk away before stopping to turn towards Hime. "You think too highly of your abilities... I can name a few people at just Taiyo who could've withstood that attack just as well if not better than I did." Nagare, Batsu, Kyosuke, Hayato to name a few. Not to mention that he didn't even do as much as he could to withstand it.

He finally walks off. Annoyed with Himeko's antics and accusations he adds, "And by the way, I didn't cheat."

COMBATSYS: Roberto has ended the fight here.

Hurricane Hime .. Well.. Actually -does- remember that, and hears Roberto's words suprisingly clearly! The girl slowly sits up holding the back of her head and spits off to the side. Obviously it had to be a trick, she'd never be beaten so decisivly in a fair fight! "Hmph, as if I'd really believe that. I'll come up with a technique that even he can't hax his way out of." she mumbles under her breath. "Why's he so proud about that?" e_e Well, that's ok. She's at the library, there's no better place to relax and burn off some steam! .. As Roberto Miura is declared the winner!

Log created on 19:57:12 04/29/2008 by Roberto, and last modified on 01:29:52 04/30/2008.