Rocket - Behind Green Eyes: Southtown Alley Fight

Description: While trying to take a shortcut home from school, Rocket comes across some schoolgirl on schoolgirl action in an alleyway. Not one to let such things stand, she joins right in. It turns out to be rougher than expected as there's more to one of the schoolgirls than it seems... and who is that fellow watching while the teenage girls get it on?

It's a quiet day at the outskirts of Southtown. The sun is setting behind the hills, dousing the world in gold and yellow hues. Various people of all ages are out and about, parents with their children, grandparents sitting on benches feeding birds, students running home to try to finish their homework at the last minute. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Well, ALMOST nothing.

Down a narrow sidestreet, a brief and muffled cry of pain can be heard. Then another. and another! Some who hear it glance warily down that direction before hurrying past, while others are completely oblivious.

It's still Rina O'Reilly's first week in Southtown. While back home in Metro City, she practically has a GPS device built into her brain when it comes to navigating the streets and alleyways - even better, she knows a lot of the shortcuts back there, too - around here, she's still kind of a fish out of water.

She doesn't let it show, though, as she rolls down the road at a quick clip, wheels clicking on the street's surface. She's on her way home from school - or at least, she thinks she is - and she's got her headphones blasting in her ears beneath her ballcap. That side alley looks like it might be a shortcut, if she's remembering right. She isn't being a responsible citizen by cutting into the side street. In fact, she can't even hear the crying out from that direction over the sounds of trip-hop. She's just a Rocket on a mission of exploration and discovery.

Coincidentally, Rockets rocketting runs into the source of the racket!

Two teenage schoolgirls, still in their uniforms, are having a fight! Actually, a better way to put it is one of the girls is beating the other to a messy pulp mercilessly! Poor gal is on the ground, one eye swollen shut, missing a few teeth, cheeks swollen from the impacts. Clearly not having a good day as her classmate does her thing.

For the attackers part, she seems lost in a rage, the assault continuing despite the target of her aggression being on the ground and clearly unable to fight back at this point!

Rocket's eyes go wide as she swings into the side street and sees the unfolding spectacle. She might not be the most socially concerned citizen in Southtown, or any town for that matter, but there's something about watching an obviously one-sided beatdown - one outside the official setting of a competitive fighting event - that makes even the young ponytailed punk's stomach flip.

"Holy shit!" she curses in her native English, before she starts to wheel closer, approaching at high speed. There's an anger in her eyes, and a determination and focus in her pace that makes it clear - she intends to put an end to the assault, one way or another. Speaking Japanese, she calls out to the local.

"Hey, idiot! Chill out and leave her be!"

COMBATSYS: Rocket has started a fight here.

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Rocket           0/-------/-------|

Rockets words, in either language, seem to pull the girl out of her rage, but rather than simmer down, those hateful eyes lock onto Rocket instead! Strangely, her eyes glow with a pale green light as she stares Rocket down, before gritting her teeth, dropping the injured party, and making for Rocket full speed with a snarl of rage!

COMBATSYS: Kirei has joined the fight here.

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Rocket           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Kirei

When the eyes of the enraged schoolgirl lock onto her own natural green ones, Rocket realises rapidly that this isn't as straightforward as it initially looked. Sure, everyone hears that crazy things happen in Japan, especially when fighters are involved, but obviously supernatural stuff has never been more than a rumour to the inner city inliner. Is this even a schoolgirl, or some kind of monster? There's no time to really consider. Rocket knows that this is going to call for going all-out.

The wheels of her skates spark with blue energy as she skates in low and fast, on a direct collision course with the other girl. She sucks in a deep breath, her heart beating rapidly as adrenalin courses through her, palms glowing a bright blue as she attempts to hook her arms around the schoolgirl. If she manages to, she'll pick her up over her shoulder and spin on the front wheel of a single skate before slamming her to the street. She'd then launch herself into the air, slamming her palms together and firing a pale blue ball of chi energy at the downed schoolgirl. Like firing a cannon, the recoil from the attack would launch her further into the air, spinning wildly before plummeting back down to land on top of the girl rear-first with her full weight.

In her mind, that'd definitely be enough to put the girl down for the count and leave her in a control position. Of course, she's never really accounted for an opponent being able to withstand that attack, nor for just how much of a toll it'd take on her to effect...

COMBATSYS: Kirei blocks Rocket's Blast Off.

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Rocket           0/-------/-----<<|===----\-------\0            Kirei

The lightshow encompassing Rocket seems to have no effect, and she meets her head on! The gal gets thrown, but has braced herself enough to handle it and start to get up. The chi projectile however manages to take her off guard enough to not get a proper defense, and she's thrown clear of the final followup!

Impacting a wall hard, she doesn't seem all that concerned about the trickle of red at the corner of her mouth as she leaps at Rocket in a leaping roundhouse! While the technique is pitiful in execution, there is still a lot of power behind it!

COMBATSYS: Rocket blocks Kirei's Heavy Kick.

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Rocket           0/-------/---<<<<|====---\-------\0            Kirei

When her opponent is thrown unexpectedly clear of her falling attack, Rocket ends up hitting the street on her backside, the impact eliciting a grimace from the girl.

"Son of a hooker -"

Her complaint is cut short when the other girl, looking much better than down for the count, comes sailing toward her with her leg swinging.


She gets her arms up quick enough to deaden the impact with her arms, but she's still sent tumbling backward. Planting her hands and panting hard, she pushes herself up onto her skates, assuming an open but somewhat unsteady Kenpo stance.

"What the fuck is wrong with you?" she asks, before skating back toward her opponent. This time her attack is much less flashy: a simple attempt at grabbing her opponent by the arm and taking her down with a quick, easy motion.

COMBATSYS: Rocket successfully hits Kirei with Quick Throw.

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Rocket           0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0            Kirei

The attack is quick and successful, and the crazed girl is thrown to the ground!

Staying there is another matter entirely, however!

Glaring, with a small flash of green light in her eyes, she pushes herself up and charges, cupping one hand with the other, and attempting to swing both into rockets chin from underneath! She seems completely out of control, and makes no response to Rockets words!

COMBATSYS: Rocket blocks Kirei's Air Launcher.

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Rocket           0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0            Kirei

Now back on her feet, it's easier for Rocket to get her guard up when the other girl comes charging in again. Still, the ax-handle strike sends Rocket sliding backward, arms flailing briefly as her guard is broken by the collision of fists on forearms.

Not long enough to give a real opening just yet, though, as Rocket pumps her legs and rolls back straight in - "Seriously!!" - throwing her body into a heavy right-handed punch. "The fuck's wrong with your eyes?!"

COMBATSYS: Kirei interrupts Strong Punch from Rocket with Burning Vigor.

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Rocket           1/----===/=======|==-----\-------\0            Kirei

The green glimmer flares brightly, and the unknown schoolgirl snarls viciously, teeth bared, as she again runs in like a berzerker!

Right into the punch head first! Her head rocking with the blow, her seemingly boundless rage carrys her through it as she sends punches and kicks in a violent flurry of strikes at Rocket!

Underestimating the seemingly rabid schoolgirl's ability to react to an over-extending attack seems to have been a mistake on Rina's part, one she pays for by getting counter-punched in the jaw, then kicked hard in the gut, driving the wind out of her and sending her to the pavement, her back impacting audibly. After getting kicked in the ribs and the face, leaving her with a bloody nose and surely soon to be a bruised side, she swings both hands up to try and grab onto one of the girl's legs and pull her down to the ground beside her. It's a desperation move - she's not a ground fighter by training - one intended mainly to break the assault so she can regain her footing, which she will do if she succeeds.

COMBATSYS: Rocket successfully hits Kirei with Medium Throw.

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Rocket           1/---====/=======|=====--\-------\0            Kirei

The gambit pays off, and Rockets opponent goes down hard! She lands face first, and glares over at Rocket with a large friction burn on her cheek! While she still seems crazed, she is DEFINATELY breathing heavy now, as Rocket wears her down.

As Rocket moves to get herself up, so to does her opponent, charging her with a shoulder-charge, which may also become a headbutt depending on how, or if, it connects!

COMBATSYS: Rocket blocks Kirei's Holiday Break.

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Rocket           1/--=====/=======|=====--\-------\0            Kirei

Rocket's gloved hands come up to meet the charging girl's shoulders, deadening the impact, but causing her to be pushed back on her skates and up against the wall of a nearby building. Rocket winces as she hits the wall hard, first with her back, then with her head as she's jolted by the inertia. She manages to just barely tilt her head out of the way of the incoming headbutt, then drops down, sliding past the girl by pushing with her hands.

Putting some distance between herself and the other girl, she pivots and rises back up to her feet. Chi energy is already gathering in her hands as she holds them out to either side.

"Time to get serious!"

Well, maybe she means more serious?


She jumps into the air as she slams her hands together, a big and blue, torpedo-like bolt of chi flying forth from between them and hurtling toward the other girl.


The backlash from the attack sends Rocket herself hurtling backward toward the other side of the street, widening the gap between the two further.

COMBATSYS: Rocket successfully hits Kirei with Super Rocket Shot.

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Rocket           1/-------/<<<<<<<|=======\-------\1            Kirei

The crazed schoolgirl can only stop and stare as Rocket leaps up into the air. She begins to waver, however, as if suddenly coming out of a fog, at which point the chi-blast strikes her dead on! She's flung back with a scream of pain into the alleys opposing wall, and is knocked cold.

As she comes back down for a landing, a brief flash of movement at the other end of the alleyway can be seen. A figure hidden in shadow, watching. Whoever it is turns the corner suddenly upon being noticed, and disappears from sight into the main street

By now, however, the commotion has started bringing others to the scene, concerned onlookers, one of whom shouts to call for an officer and a paramedic!

COMBATSYS: Kirei takes no action.

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Rocket           1/-------/<<<<<<<|

COMBATSYS: Kirei can no longer fight.

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Rocket           1/-------/<<<<<<<|

Luckily for Rocket, the wall at the other end of the alley is there to intercept her flight. She smacks into it hips first before dropping down on her hands and kneepads.

"Mother efff!!!" she grunts as she puts a hand to her backside, wincing in pain. She's slow to get back to her feet, her wheels actually coming out from under her on her first attempt to rise unsteadily onto them. Reaching up to touch her nose with her fingertips once she's upright, she looks down to see them stained red and frowns. She wipes the blood trickling over her lips away with the back of a bruising forearm, then looks across the alleyway to eye the green-eyed monster she's just put down.

Except, now that it's not moving, it looks less like a monster and more like a schoolgirl, one probably in need of medical attention. She then turns her eyes from that girl to the other one, her prior victim.

"Hey... are you okay?" she asks, pulling her headphones off and hitting the power button on her music player as she edges cautiously closer on her skates. And with the music no longer drowning out the noise, she can suddenly hear people yelling about calling for ER - and worse, calling for the cops.

"Oh, shit, shit, shit," she starts to say as panic rises in her chest. She looks between the two girls, trying to make sure they're both still breathing, before she starts looking up and down the alley for a quick exit.

COMBATSYS: Rocket has ended the fight here.

Rocket finds that the alley is only really gathering people at the end near the fighting. The other end is far enough away that no one has noticed anything..... yet. Her quick escape that way is unimpeded by anyone, nor are those walking down the path there aware of what has transpired.

Well, except for one at least.

Sitting on a bench not far from the outlet sits a man in a black suit, cane in his lap, and bowler on his head. He drops some breadcrumbs for the pidgeons assembled before him. As Rocket rockets away down the street, he watches her go, piercing eyes boring into her back, and manic smile on his lips "Excellent.....".

Log created on 12:22:43 11/14/2014 by Rocket, and last modified on 15:42:23 11/14/2014.