Neo League 892 - #893: Nahid vs Jayden

Description: Jayden and Nahid go and brawl in a beautiful canyon. Neither of them care about the natural beauty of it. Young people are so crude these days. (League Fight - Winner: Jayden)

America is a wonderous beautiful country, with everything from desert to near-tropical vista. This particular place--Antelope Canyon--has a stark beauty to it, a distant, untouchable kind of beauty, remote and almost alien. Unfortunately for this place, Jayden Remarque doesn't give a good goddamn about the beauty of the place. He is, however, giving it a good once-over, looking around the mostly sparse area, noting lumps of rock and sharp areas to work with, though it's mostly smooth and flat.

The fight's been set for one of the wider areas--pinched off at fore and aft so as to make 'escape' nearly impossible, the various boxes of equipment airlifted in with military precision. There's no real area for spectators, and yet there are a few dedicated fight fans up on the rim. Jayden is down in the canyon, having dropped in with with the equipment; he's standing there, whistling at the dry heat, shedding his biker jacket and slinging it towards one of the piles of equipment.

"You boys be keepin' dat clean, hey?" he says, casually, waiting for his opponent to show up... flexing and stretching.

Nahid takes her time to show up.

That is actually a lie, she got here at a pretty good time but couldn't figure out how to get her motorcycle down into the canyon.

After going around the long way (on foot), Nahid vaults one of the boxes to land in the actual central area of the canyon, where the fight is to take place and where the supplies are scattered around. She didn't bother to check why they needed quite that many supplies, though it seems kind of unnecessary to her.

She looks Jayden over thoughtfully after she lands. "Not bad," Nahid says, tapping her chin, "but I think the skull on the belt is kind of overdoing it a little bit."

COMBATSYS: Nahid has started a fight here.

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Nahid            0/-------/-------|

A teenaged girl. Well, she's not the usual 'sailor scout' type, at least. She gives him the once-over, and then he returns it, smirking. "Got t' make de statement, non?" he replies, even as he's giving her that look over. "Tink de boots might be a bit much, m'self, but s'no matter, me." What an odd patois he speaks in--ah, Cajuns.

He stretches a little more, then walks past Nahid, casually, taking up the 'far' spot from where he was before. All that equipment isn't just for filming and recording; there's also some scaffolding up, likely to protect more delicate parts of the rock formations here. "Now den, I b'lieve we got a fight t' be doin', oui? So, chere, guess we see if all dat for show..."

There's no 'fight official'; Neo League fights are very informal, much more so than most SNFs, which Jayden appreciates. So the only note that the fight might be starting is a change in the air, a new tension laying on the scene--and Jayden's narrowed eyes, as he settles into all-business, bringing his hands up in a modified boxing stance, his feet evenly apart and bent at the knees.

COMBATSYS: Jayden has joined the fight here.

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Jayden           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Nahid

COMBATSYS: Jayden focuses on his next action.

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Jayden           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Nahid

Nahid is American by birth. She doesn't go for the whole Japanese schoolgirl thing.

Nahid tugs her gloves a little bit further on, wiggling her fingers while Jayden gets into place. Nahid does not need to get into place - anywhere is fine by her, including just sort of loafing around near the edge of the cleared area. "Sure," she says, "but I prefer to do both show and substance."

Nahid rolls her head on her neck once and straightens up. That's the only signal before she just rushes Jayden, a running charge just to his side that turns into a lunging grab; if she gets ahold of him by the shoulder and arm, like she's going for, she twists and simply tosses him behind her, the way she came from.

COMBATSYS: Jayden dodges Nahid's Whipping Wind Descent.

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Jayden           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Nahid

Jayden laughs at the response. "A'ight then," he replies--and before he can say anymore, here she comes! Nahid's attack almost tricks him; he hesitates for a moment, thinking about a shoulder block to abort the charge, but sees her reaching out with grasping hands and instead shifts his feet, pushing off to backstep in perfect time with her, evading the grab. The backstep is quick, and he takes another one, skipping backwards seemingly even farther out of range.

"Dat's a good idea, show an' substance. Guess we see if y' got both! Or if--I DO!" His words come just as he touches down from the second backstep and then it's his turn to lunge forward, turning, leading with his left shoulder--but a shoulder tackle isn't what he has in mind. Instead, he aims to plant his feet just before Nahid, to use all that momentum to power his right fist around in a vicious hooking punch, yellow-green sonic chi flaring as he punches.

The energy is similar to that used by both Guile and Charlie--he has the same stance, too--but his is markedly different in one way. She'll find out, if he hits--that energy'll set up a terrible reverberation that'll continue to shake her for quite some time later...

COMBATSYS: Jayden successfully hits Nahid with Sonic Smash.

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Jayden           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0            Nahid

Nahid has never fought Guile or Charlie herself. She recognizes it - maybe, a little - from the TV, recorded videos and all, but running into sonic chi is brand new. Nobody at NESTS uses anything like that.

The fist stops her dead in her tracks and rocks her back. It does not, Nahid thinks, hurt all that bad at first; it takes her a moment to realize that sick feeling in her stomach is because some of her insides are still vibrating unpleasantly.

"Oh, /nasty/ trick," she says, stepping back with one hand to the stomach where she got hit. "Seriously nasty nasty. Be glad I don't decide to hoop on you or something, huh?" She probably could if she forced it, but why?

Trying to ignore the weird sensation, Nahid moves forward again; this time she does not grab but only strikes, tensing her entire lower arm visibly - all the muscles stand out, where they're visible through her sleeves - before delivering a short chop with a quick, darting motion that hits much, much harder than it should. It's like being slammed with a brick.

COMBATSYS: Jayden blocks Nahid's Stone Hand Soul.

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Jayden           0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Nahid

Jayden grins nastily. "If you think you gonna. Ain't mah business; that crap washes out, an' I can afford laundry wi' the winnings." Oop. The attack didn't put her out--he didn't expect it to, honestly, if a fighter goes down to a single attack like that, they aren't, in his opinion, not much of a fighter--and he has his arms ready when she chops. It looks like a weak attack, but it clearly isn't; the impact rocks him back on his feet a step. That leaves him looking mildly impressed.

"S'a pretty nasty trick there," he replies, pushing into the block and forcing the arm away; he pivots, turning, and fires a quick three-punch combination for Nahid's body, basically just three jabs one after another, an attempt to capitalize on the damage he's already done--the last one with just a touch more impact to it, to force a backwards stumble.

COMBATSYS: Nahid dodges Jayden's Medium Punch.

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Jayden           0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Nahid

"Yeah, but sitting in it now, ugh." Nahid doesn't have time to actually fake a shudder, though she'd like to; fortunately, the still-quivering chi is enough to make her do it /all on its own/. "What, that? That was barely a trick, I'll show you what I can do later." She winks. It's not entirely serious.

Nahid is not as fast as some of the fighters around, but she's not exactly slow, either; she weaves backwards and away from Jayden's punches, actually catching the first with her hand and using it to propel herself backwards, away from the others.

She doesn't wait long before she comes in, using her feet for the first time - a feinted low kick that she turns into a high one, balancing perfectly on one foot while her other ascends straight for Jayden's chest.

COMBATSYS: Jayden interrupts Heavy Kick from Nahid with Flash Break.

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Jayden           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0            Nahid

"Who be sittin'? We be fightin'. You don' get to sit 'til de fightin's done." Jayden makes this observation as Nahid deflects his first punch, putting her out of the way of the other two jabs he'd chambered. Those don't get fired off, though, as she's out of range; instead he pulls his arm back, shifting his own stance to match hers. The low kick feint is... well, he doesn't -expect- it...

But he recognizes it, and doesn't fall for it, waiting for that high kick to come in--and then he lunges upwards, throwing a high knee with the opposite leg, turning into her kick to blunt a great deal of the impact. The impact of the knee throws Nahid upwards, and Jayden's using his other leg to push off, following her into the air--

--and then she gets to experience the 'Flash Kick', at least a miniature one, Jayden flipping over completely and catching the girl with a second, slashing kick, this one again with the flare of that sonic energy--reverberations building upon reverberations.

That was... unpleasant.

Nahid finds herself on her back, on the ground with a rock jabbing right between her shoulderblades, a few moments later; she's only a /little/ dazed, and flips up without much effort. The unpleasant churning in her guts is stronger, though. Whatever chi this guy is using, she doesn't like it very much.

"You hit like a truck," she grumbles to herself, sizing Jayden up again for a few moments without charging right back in; that is a proven method to fail, judging by her prior experience. She takes a couple steps back, to the side, letting /him/ come to /her/ while she does a short breathing exercise. Her face darkens slightly as her power flows through her body, giving her a short-term burst of energy. Now if she can just stop this damn reverb.

COMBATSYS: Nahid enters a meditative state.

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Jayden           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1            Nahid

If she thinks he's gonna let her get away with that, well... she should know he isn't. "I try," he says, with a smirk, after a picturesque crouched landing. He is immediately pushing up to his feet, and as she might expect, he's coming in again. He isn't feinting much, really, coming in on a direct attack vector; it isn't until the last moment that he starts faking out, coming in with his hands high, as if going for a punch series.

However, he stops himself short again and extends, throwing a stepping, side-on thrust kick--rather more 'aggressive' than he usually attempts to use, but done just at the edge of his reach--hopefully a fast enough attack to keep her from counterattacking too effectively. It isn't exactly what he thinks she might be going for.. but he's hedging his bets, a bit.

COMBATSYS: Jayden successfully hits Nahid with Aggressive Strike.

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Jayden           0/-------/----===|=======\=------\1            Nahid

Nahid falls for the feint; she can't see through everything. She blocks high and takes the thrust kick almost picture-perfectly, if you want a picture of being hit rather than a picture of an impressive block.

It does not actually hurt as much as she was afraid it was going to, but it's enough for Nahid to need to get back into position and avoid slamming into a rock behind her. She ends up kicking it backwards, out of the way; it bounces gently against part of the scaffolding.

"Okay," Nahid says, when she's more or less settled again. "Okay. I guess I underestimated you! Ha, who would've guessed, but you're actually pretty good." She grins. It only looks a little forced.

Then she launches into a flurry of short chops - she disdains actually balling her hands into fists, apparently, because she can't tense everything that way. The last one is actually a finger-thrust directly at Jayden's gut. She can't help but try to give him back some of the stomach-twisting unpleasantness he's given to her, apparently.

COMBATSYS: Jayden Toughs Out Nahid's Strong Punch!

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Jayden           0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1            Nahid

Jayden retracts his leg smoothly and returns to his stance--watching impassively as Nahid rebalances herself. But the forced compliment makes him grin. "Come now, you shou' know, underestimatin' y' opponent'll get y' killed." Maybe not here and now--Jayden -doesn't- mind killing, but he refrains from doing so gratuitously. So maybe it's just free advice--given as his opponent lunges, chopping at him. He takes the hits, each one twisting his body, slamming into him--until the last one, the painful jab into his gut. That... he surges into, grinning fiercely.

"N'bad, chere--but NOT GOOD ENOUGH!" This close, he doesn't have to move quick to get in range--he *is* in range, and he reaches out to grab the girl. Well, he reaches out with his left arm--seeking to grab her around the neck, to force her into a bent-over position. From there, he'll attempt to jab her in the throat, not hard enough to kill but to make it -extremely- painful--and then leap forward, driving her face into the ground.

COMBATSYS: Jayden successfully hits Nahid with Combo Grapple.
- Power hit! -

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Jayden           0/-------/-======|=======\====---\1            Nahid

Nahid goes down like a ton of bricks. Not literally - a ton of bricks would be both significantly heavier and significantly harder than she is. But she /does/ get folded over and jabbed in the throat; when she's wheezing for air, she is borne straight to the ground, getting a faceful of dirt.

She kind of sputters there for a moment, not really able to talk with her throat on fire and her jaw against the rocky soil. Nahid twists, pressing her front as far down as it can go and arching her back so she can literally kick back and upwards, her leg apparently so flexible that she can hit Jayden with it before he even rises from shoving her down. Hopefully this gets him off her enough so she can get back up!

COMBATSYS: Jayden blocks Nahid's Falling Water Reach.

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Jayden           0/-------/=======|=======\======-\1            Nahid

If there's any one thing about the modified bulldog that he used to down Nahid, it's that it leaves him on his back. Thus, he's treated to quite the sight--Nahid's booted leg whipping around like a boneless thing. It's definitely surprising, but fortunately he's already in position to defend it--though the prone position means that the impact isn't as cushioned as it could be, as he has only rock underneath him to absorb the impact.

It makes him grunt, and bruises his arms, and he manages to roll away from Nahid--she'll have time to get up, that's for sure, time he needs as well, rolling to his feet. He's not showing it, but those blocked and aborted hits are adding up--he's still got the better of it, he thinks, for now at least... but he's not letting up on his attack.

Once she's up, and he's up, he turns to face her, then lunges forward, attempting to clap his hands over her ears, to stun her, for a strong right cross, his whole body put into it.

COMBATSYS: Nahid blocks Jayden's Fierce Punch.

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Jayden           0/-------/-======|=======\=======\1            Nahid

Nahid practically vaults to her feet even though she's starting to breathe hard from exertion; fighting with Jayden is a lot more work than she's had to put in in the past. Guess that's what she gets for going straight into the big world of international professional fighting.

She jerks her head to one side, hard, as Jayden comes in to clap his hands over her ears; instead of connecting with her head, he manages to strike the side of Nahid's head in the direction she leaned, the other not hitting with enough force to distract her much. She manages to catch the follow-up cross, too, although it makes her hands sting.

Concentrating, Nahid grunts with the effort as she pushes the power she /knows/ she can feel in her body to her right hand, suffusing it with invisible force. Struggling to hold it there, she delivers just one palm strike at Jayden's chest, letting the power surge forth if she manages to connect. "Hands off," she gets out, as she thrusts the palm forward.

Her hand hits like a steamroller for all its lack of speed; if it connects solidly, he's likely to go flying, propelled by Nahid's power. Even if it doesn't, well, it's still like getting pushed impossibly hard.

COMBATSYS: Jayden endures Nahid's The Mountain Stands Alone.

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Jayden           1/----===/=======|====---\-------\0            Nahid

His punch is stopped--and it might've hurt her, but now Nahid's got the drop on -him-. The air in his lungs leaves swiftly, explosively, as that palm strike hits, releasing all that power into him. He hurtles backwards, arms and legs like contrails as he's flung backwards. But even then, he's thinking, letting trained rection and instinct take over; he doesn't look back, as he arcs towards the ground, he tenses, curling up--and rolling backwards.

He rolls again, and again, and then he's rolling up a short incline--and his -feet- meet a rock wall. And it's there that he pushes off--translating all that momentum into forward momentum. He's a bit too busy for proper banter right now, concentrating as he lunges, twirling to land on his feet, taking all that momentum into a headlong run.

And, he's winding up for that hook punch again--his arms flaring with that vibrating power--only it isn't just one punch. He punches right, then left, and then he's grabbing for Nahid--and if he grips her, around the waist, he's hurtling around her to suplex her into the ground, the painful stone... and keeping his grip, slinging her up and around and down again, and then a third time--only the third time he'll hurl her straight up.

Then it'd be time for the kicker--almost literally--a rising knee kick into that flash kick, both strikes flaring with that chi.

COMBATSYS: Jayden successfully hits Nahid with Megaton Smasher.

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Jayden           0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0            Nahid

Nahid is frankly starting to exhaust herself like this. She stands as Jayden curls and rolls, hands on her knees as she breathes heavily; Nahid has apparently not really mastered the art of pacing herself, and the fact that her neck is still very sore doesn't help matters. She might recover quickly, but quickly is not instantaneously.

She was /not/ expecting Jayden to spring back so quickly. When he does, she lets out a strangled yelp and brings her hands back into position - just in time to weave straight from one punch to the other. This dazes her badly enough that she barely even reacts to being suplexed and then kicked, launched up and a little away.

By some bare miracle, she lands on her feet, swaying badly. "Like I said," she says, sounding a little slurred. "A whole damn truck." Nahid steps forward, driving one open hand in a fast chop at Jayden's head, apparently in an attempt to set up a flurry.

She doesn't get to finish the flurry before she collapses again, either unconcious or the next thing to it.

COMBATSYS: Nahid can no longer fight.

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Jayden           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Jayden blocks Nahid's Strong Punch.

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Jayden           0/-------/------=|

He, too, is exhausted. This was a far closer fight than he would have expected; he wasn't even expecting her to remain standing. "Impressive," is all he says, with a note of true respect in his voice. Not too many people earn that, but her toughness just did it for him. His feet in a wider, looser stance, he sees her coming and, quite simply, fends the blow off with one arm; the impact blows his guard open, but fortunately she's unable to continue her flurry.

When he finally returns his arm to position, he's gasping, rubbing his forearms absently. "Damn, girl... aight. You th' real deal, far as this Cajun is concerned. We c'n dance again anytime. Dat was fun. But now I need some good ol' bourbon an' a woman." That said, he turns, doing as much as he can to conceal his aches as he retrieves his jacket. "'ey. Make sure she gon' be alright, chere," he says to an attractive nurse. "Be a shame t' let her go down..."

COMBATSYS: Jayden has ended the fight here.

Log created on 16:47:32 02/28/2010 by Nahid, and last modified on 00:41:32 03/05/2010.