Description: Some people have the worst luck. As part of a (scripted) event put on by the SNF organizers, the battle today is being held at the top of the local airport's control tower, where the weather has reached its coldest, but only Jira has been assigned the heavy standard issue 'SNF' parka available to all fighters during this part of the year. Oh no! But the show must go on. Despite teeth-chatteringly cold temperatures, can Maki stave off hypothermia long enough to beat her opponent!? ==WINNER: MAKI!!!== [BURNOUT DM DAMAGE: 1]
It's a cold day in hell. OK, so it's really Southtown. But to some it might feel like hell, partially due to the fact it's so cold. But hell is supposed to be an inferno, right? Who even comes up with these silly analogies anyway?
For Maki, who's standing on the rooftop of an airport wearing her usual ninja attire in a case of being underdressed. It doesn't cover much of her body, nor does it provide much protection from the elements. In fact, you can see her teeth chattering as she tries to move faster in her fighting stance to warm herself up. But it's no use, she's likely to catch hypothermia at any rate, and the more she shivers, the more impatient she starts to become. "Why did I sign up for this stupid thing?" Maki wonders to herself out loud as she looks around at the warmly dressed spectators and officials.
Gritting her teeth as hard as she can and narrowing her eyes, Maki feels her tonfa and is unsurprised to find it's colder than a popsicle. "Whoever my opponent is, they're really gonna be tasting some cold trouble today!"
It's certainly cold, which is why the officials gave Jira a parka to wear for the fight. She arrives on the roof in the puffy, furry garment, emblazoned with 'SNF' on the back and over the right breast. Jira has the hood up, which only allows for her two lengths of hair from the front to be visible. Her breath comes out in heavy clouds into the air and she looks a bit upset by the lack of equal attire when she again spots Maki.. they wanted a rematch for them?
Jira shakes her head and offers a polite smile to Maki. "Hello again, miss." she says when she steps before Maki. "Let's make this a good fight, okay?" and she slides into her usual combat stance with her polite smile still visible and plainly broadcast.
COMBATSYS: Jira has started a fight here.
Jira can smile politely all she wants, but Maki is not having any of it. In fact, it seems more like a sarcastic gesture seeing her wearing that warm parka of hers while Maki is underdressed and feeling like her arms and legs are being stung by bees at times from this extreme chill. "Even ninja training wasn't as bad as this," Maki comments to herself idly, recalling some of the trials she had to go through during her training. After she's done talking to herself, she looks to Jira and sneers a little.
"You want a good fight, you're gonna get one!" Maki says with a scowl. "You think just because you're warmer you have the upper hand. Well, don't get too comfortable, because when my temperature gets low, so does my patience." Maki points her almost-frozen tonfa at Jira and then adds, "So let's get this on!"
COMBATSYS: Maki has joined the fight here.
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Maki 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Jira
Jira seems a little confused at why Maki is getting so upset. But the promise of a good fight is, well, good! Her polite smile shifts to a genuine one that seems to brighten her up. Almost immediately, her expression shifts to neutral once the tonfa is pointed. Her arms and legs begin to pulse with a faint light and her stance widens.
"We'll go first then." Jira states, but her voice comes out double with the presence of her guest beginning to take root and assume control. She starts off by leaping in close to Maki and pushing out a quick kick to the other's midsection.
COMBATSYS: Jira successfully hits Maki with Light Kick.
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Maki 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Jira
Jira can be as confused as she wants, but Maki doesn't like it at all, no matter how you look at it. She tenses herself a little harder, attempting to brace herself against the cold, but it's still stinging her like some kind of unrealistic form of torture, and it's interfering with her ability to focus on the fight somewhat. Which is why when Jira kicks at her, Maki attempts to twist to the side and avoid it, but she's a little slow on the action. The side of Jira's foot grazes Maki's stomach, and she gasps a little, partially due to how painful it feels to be kicked when you're already cold.
"Damn it," Maki mutters, frustrated by this bit of adding insult to injury. She tries to take a deep breath, but the cold air makes it hard to do so. She doesn't say anything to Jira in this case, instead opting to swing her tonfa and show Jira just how painful it can be when it's cold outside.
COMBATSYS: Jira endures Maki's Medium Strike.
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Maki 0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0 Jira
Jira finds herself a bit off mark and that costs her a solid hit. It's a little chilly and that parka is really helping. Her sweater alone wouldn't have been enough she finds. The retaliation from Maki does not have Jira flinching, she instead adjusts her stance and lowers down so the blow hits her shoulderblade, adding some torque for her to swing her right leg back and around aiming for Maki's face, notably her eyes, with her heel before she rolls into her ready stance again.
COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Jira's Iris Kick.
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Maki 0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0 Jira
The cold weather and the flow of the attack seem to have brought up Maki's adrenaline, giving her a little extra agility in her step as she watches Jira come at her again with another kick. This time, Maki's ready as she twists her head to the side and then swerves out of the way, meaning that the kick hits nothing but air. The cold air, namely, that was stinging like crazy, but now it's keeping her adrenaline flowing as she retains her fighting stance.
"That was pretty good," Maki comments to Jira. "But an attack is useless if you can't land it! Let me show you how it's done!" Maki attempts to emphasise this by dropping down and attempting a foot sweep, using her sneaker to try to trip up Jira.
COMBATSYS: Jira endures Maki's Light Kick!
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Maki 0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0 Jira
Jira's kick is a miss and it only serves to make her landing easier. The calls from Maki only bolster Jira's enjoyment of the fight. Again she sees an attack coming and lets it connect, accepting the sweep but responding by reaching her arms out to grasp Maki's outstretched leg and harshly pulling her to the ground alongside Jira, in attempt to floor them both at the same time.
COMBATSYS: Maki fails to interrupt Medium Throw from Jira with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.
- Power fail! -
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Maki 0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0 Jira
Maki watches Jira attempt to grab her leg, and thinks that she can catch Jira off guard by launching into her trademark spinning kick attack. But she misjudges where the ground is and finds herself finding first-hand. She lands hard on the ground, grunting as she does so, and then gritting her teeth in both pain and frustration. "Way to go," Maki says to herself as she attempts to ignore the amplified pain from the cold. She struggles to get back up, finding her body no longer full of adrenaline.
Once she finally forces herself back up and shakes her head out, the cold returns once again. "I'll admit, that was definitely one for the outtakes reel," Maki says with a sneer. "But don't think you'll have your way with me that easily!"
Jira's content in that she isn't being attacked, or rather, that Maki's attempted attack had failed on account of her throw. She takes a couple seconds to get to her feet, staring down at Maki. She was going to wait for Maki to rise and ready herself fully, offering a chuckle at the outtakes mention, but it's the exclamation that has her looking upset. Very upset.
"What makes you think that." the light covering her limbs spread and encompass her entire body as the dual voice continues, "I want to have any kind of way" her fists clench tight and her stance deepens. "With someone I hardly know?!" she finishes, leaping at Maki to hit her with a flying punch to her chest and leading it into an irish whip that she ends by sweeping Maki's legs to make an even harder faceplant than running her across the roof might have done.
COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Jira's Charged Combo.
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Maki 0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0 Jira
Maki watches with slightly narrowed eyes but a huge focus as Jira comes at her. "When you're injured and embarrassed," Maki says, tensing herself a little, "You tend to say things without thinking. And sometimes they're just figures of speech." As Jira gets closer, Maki tenses even more. Then, when the moment is right, Maki leaps into the air, doing a forwards somersault, and then landing behind Jira. "You may have the ability to be warm, but I don't care about that really."
Maki attempts to grab Jira from behind and then administer an over-the-shoulder throw. "I care about finishing this fight and coming out on top!"
COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Jira with Quick Throw.
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Maki 0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1 Jira
Jira isn't really concerned with matters of dress, or even the state of the fight. Though she looks and seems neutral on the surface, there's certainly some upset feelings going around behind her eyes, buried under her guest's control. She tries to take a step back from Maki to center herself, but is instead she's grabbed and tossed anyway. She gets to her feet and gathers more energy from within, drawing it out to manifest in a large sphere in her left hand.
Jira then lobs this ball rapidly at Maki and spins into a dash to close the distance between the two, with Jira still fuming despite her current subjugation.
COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Jira's Orchid Breach.
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Maki 0/-------/--=====|=======\=------\1 Jira
Watching the sphere come at her, Maki does what she's always done before. She wataches how it moves and then drops down to avoid it quickly, watching as it goes past her, the flow of adrenaline returning to her body quickly. She rolls her neck around and twirls her tonfa like it's nothing right now. "That was a nice projectile. Too bad it didn't hit. I'm sure it would've stung worse than the cold though, but who knows?" Maki shrugs at that.
"I don't use projectiles, but when you know how to use your tonfa right," Maki adds as she attempts to swing her tonfa in a wide arc at Jira, "You don't need anything like that!"
COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Jira with Genkou.
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Maki 0/-------/=======|=======\====---\1 Jira
Jira seems to reach a silent resolution after her attack misses, one that distracts her enough to miss the strike coming and take the full hit. She seems more at peace with herself for the time being but doesn't verbalize herself. Instead she takes a small, quick step closer and throws out a single, fast jab. But she doesn't change the distance further after it, or fully return to her proper stance either.
COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Jira's Jab Punch.
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Maki 0/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1 Jira
The jab strikes into Maki's arm, which she raises as she sees Jira about to attack once again. Maki deflects it effortlessly, her body now seeming to have adapted to the extreme coldness of the fighting area. Even then, she knows that even the best ninja has their limits, and she knows that her body isn't going to last forever out in the cold. She knows that she has to keep up the fight or she's going to pass out... if Jira doesn't knock her out first.
Noting the silent resolution, Maki decides to go the same way herself. She doesn't say anything to Jira, instead opting to try demonstrating her signature move properly once again. She drops down onto the ground, and then spins around like a whirlwind while balancing on the tip of her tonfa.
COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Jira with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.
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Maki 1/------=/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2 Jira
Jira's internal question seems to be answered by Maki's reply to her punch. A conflict of interests has Jira half assuming a guard stance, but far too late to get into position and avoid or impede Maki's attack. She takes the full brunt of it and drops to one knee, reaching her right hand up to the zipper on the parka and beginning to tug it down with empty, hollow eyes.
"I can't move her to continue the fight. Put this on before you freeze. Enjoy your victory." Jira states- though her voice is almost entirely quiet and the more masculine tone of her guest is dominant through her weak, deep breaths. The parka unzips to a cloud of trapped heat. Jira's arms pull her free and offer the garment, nice and warm, to Maki.
COMBATSYS: Jira idly punches at the air, doing nothing for now.
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COMBATSYS: Jira can no longer fight.
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Maki can't believe that she could hit an opponent that hard. She watches as Jira gets hit and goes down, then she watches as she attempts to take off her parka and hand it to Maki. At first, Maki kneels down and goes to take it and wear it, but then she stops. She realizes that her body isn't as cold as it once was. It could be her adrenaline surging through her, or it could just be her blood pumping harder. But in actuality, Maki realizes that, despite the coldness and the harshness of the fight, she has somewhat adapted to the harsh weather around her just by attempting to focus on the fight. And staring at Jira, Maki feels that the parka is little more than just a gimmick within this fight. Now that she's won, it feels useless since she won't be outside for much longer.
"No, you keep it," Maki replies, covering Jira with it as best as she can given how Jira's been knocked out now. "I don't need the parka really. This fight was what I needed. I needed to improve myself as a ninja, and this was how I did it." She starts to walk away from Jira before turning to smile a little. "Thank you," She says.
COMBATSYS: Maki has ended the fight here.
Jira is stoically still, her breathing measured and constant as she waits on one knee. She might be unconscious, but that doesn't mean she's stopped being animate. It's probably even more obvious to Maki that there's something fundamentally wrong with this picture, but the cameras probably don't pick up enough detail to portray that Jira isn't just giving up. Being reclothed, Jira slowly brings herself to a rickety stand and speaks again, still in the voice of her 'guest'.
"I hope that we can all fight again. When Jira's stronger." and then Jira starts to haphazardly walk to climb down and leave.
Log created on 20:40:22 11/22/2014 by Jira, and last modified on 22:53:55 11/22/2014.