Neo League 0001 - NL#0010: Hurricane Hime vs Kasumi

Description: The Daring Hurricane Hime faces off against fellow Taiyo student, 'Airi' in the proud but also humble confines of the Saikyo-ryu dojo! [Winner: Kasumi]

"Neo-League, is it? This.. Is a fantastic chance!"

Some might say Himeko Kashiwagi isn't your typical fighter- Or rather, her drive to fight is somewhat unique as she seems more compelled to entertain and educate rather than seek the meaning behind battle or to become the strongest woman in the world. But she's going to have to step up her game because she does have a dream; an almost unhealthy desire to see the Saikyo Style become the most widly-used fighting style of them all!

So this brings us to now, where the teenage girl is getting herself geared up for her very first official match; the official debut of the Hibiki Dojo's mascot Hurricane Hime! She's adorn in a an almost stereotypical american comic-book hero, pink tunic and glove on one hand, taped fist on the other, boots, mask, the works and she's confident that she's looking very cool. Her opponent! Well, she's.. Not really certain she's heard of them before, but having the 'Home Team' advantage, she's hardly worried.

The Dojo itself isn't really anything to write home about. In fact it is pretty bare bones, save for several training dummies that are lined along the floor, a sandbag off to the left as well as two by fours scattered along the ground for some reason. After making certain one particular dummy (with a picture of Dan's grinning face pinned to the top) is set up in -juuuuuust- the right spot, Hime steps back then drops to one knee, much like a knight would do for their king, "Watch over me, Dan-sensei! Today is the first step I take to make our dreams come true!"

That's not too creepy, right? .. Right?

Twice now, Kasumi has attempted to use Neo League to broker free air travel to somewhere that isn't Japan just to make an effort at running her trail cold given the tenacity of her pursuers. And twice now, they schedule her for a match in Japan anyway. The first time was at least a remote enough location... but this time? The venue is right in Southtown itself! Oh well. A chance for $50 to $250 is worth it. Maybe if she keeps these up, she'll be able to upgrade from run down abandoned temple to a one-room paper-walled apartment in Chinatown. This is considered progress worth the risk.

She doesn't show up early, she doesn't show up late. As with all of her risky public exhibitions, the Exile always tries to keep her stays at the venue proper to a minimum amount of time. She knows she's at the right place because of the sign out front. A paper sliding door is brushed aside with a delicate looking hand as the girl steps into the dojo cautiously. She's not entirely sure what to expect. Different dojos have different ways of greeting new arrivals, afterall. For example, when visiting the Kyoukugen dojo, she has been warned that it is best to NOT assume you WON'T be greeted by a jump kick to the face! Unfortunately, she's received no pointers regarding the Saikyo-ryu dojo, so she'll just take it slowly and carefully.
Since this short trip did not handle her travel arrangements, and she's largly just come on foot, she echewed any of more ninja outfits and opted instead to show up in the Taiyo High uniform. It certainly stands out less on the streets. There's Taiyo kids everywhere! Her hair is long, strawberry-blonde, tied off into a high ponytail with a blue ribbon. Her clothing the typical female Taiyo student's - white shirt worn beneath a blue vest with a blue skirt. Her figure is feminine and her face possesses a quiet beauty to it. The girl stands at about the same height as the costumed superhero.
And right now, she's looking over the interior of the dojo, her expression one of neutral curiosity. "Hello?"

When the paper door is slid open, Hime has to do her damndest to keep from jumping to her feet or turning around. No.. This has to be absolutely perfect- Kasumi is greeted by the back of the young heroine, "... So. You have finally decided to show yourself, my soft-spoken opponent? I really must applaud you for your bravery. Or, perhaps you have no idea what you are getting yourself into? Heh. Heh heh.." her shoulders jostle as she gets to her feet.

Sadly, the back of her tunic doesn't glow, but Kasumi may notice that hanging off the back of the saikyo student's utility belt is a trapper keeper with a comic-style burst bubble with the word 'POW!' in the center. Sadly, that doesn't glow either. "Either way, today I am going to be your opponent, my name is Hurricane Hime, and I am this dojo's number one student! I will face you -but-!" she jerks her pointer finger upward as if saying 'hold on a mmoment'. "I must warn you, the fighting style of Saikyo Ryu is considered by many to be strange.. By many others, dangerous. But I ask you -why not both-?"

Finally she twirls around, steps forward with a heavy stomp and her fist extended in the most dramatic thumbs-up that she can muster, accompanied by a broad smile, "I consider it STRANGERO--" ... "WOAH! You're a Taiyo student!!"

Copper-brown eyes have already settled on the back of the impossible-to-miss pink tunic of the resident hero around these here parts. And when addressed, her first response is a blink of surprise. Is she late? She was certain she showed up within thirty seconds of the appointed time. She opens her mouth with the intent to apologize, even if it isn't her fault that she was given the wrong time. To show up late to someone's hosting dojo for a match is too disgraceful for excuses.

But as the monologue continues, she falls quiet, mouth closing, right arm lifting, fingers closed lightly to rest at the base of her neck. Just... just what has she gotten into? No one told her that there were special conditions for this appearance! Eyes trace over the costumed superhero. Is she the official dojo mascot? A very special greeter? She isn't actually the person she's supposed to fight... she isn't Hurric--- oh, okay, so she is. Kasumi's expression shifts from faint embarrassment to a warm smile in almost an instant. Whatever the background of her opponent, whatever her skills and fighting tactics, she will treat this fight with the utmost of respect.

Finally, the dramatic turn, the point, and the exclamation of surprise. An eager nod of her head is offered in return, "I am, I just transfered in last week." She pauses at the entryway and turns to slip her shoes off her feet politely so that only her blue stockings come in contact with the dojo floor interior. "My name is Airi and I am honored to experience first hand a demonstration of your Strangerous Arts."

Stepping further into the more open area of the wooden dojo floor, the challenger lifts her hands, fingers straight, palms facing each other. "It is only fair for me to warn you in turn, however, that today you are up against a martial art with thousands of years of evolved history - Deja-fu Ninjitsu."

She bows her head, eyes closed for a moment, "It is an honor to face this dojo's number one student. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity." Before opening her eyes and focusing on Hurricane Hime, having finished assuming her ready stance.

Hime is really surprise; she thought she was on top of the Taiyo roster, and she is pretty certain she hasn't seen this girl before. Then again, a number of new faces have been appearing as of late, so it's only even more surprising that she hasn't caught rumors of another pretty face arriving that the boys are fawning over.

Or maybe she wasn't paying attention; it's difficult to say, but either way this girl's interest is beyong piqued. Unfortunately this isn't the time for exclusive interviews, it is the time for battle! Now, Hime can't help but feel pride swell within her in response to Kasumi's most respectful words, but again she's caught by surprise and takes a step back to express as such, "WHAT??" she cries, "I- I uh... Hooboy.. Geez, I- How do I even say this.."

Well, first she returns the bow with one of her own, then slides into her own combat stance with a guilty expression on her face and a shake of her head. "Well I may as well just come out and say it, I don't think that your martial art style is a thousand years old or has evolved at all, Miss Ninja and I can say this without even seeing you in action!"

COMBATSYS: Himeko has started a fight here.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Kasumi has joined the fight here.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kasumi

Himeko says, "Sadly, the fight has already begun, there's no turning back now!" Hime then declares as she dashes forward, steps quick along the tatami mat and starts the fight off dropping to the ground and delivering a wide sweeping kick toward her foes foot."

COMBATSYS: Kasumi full-parries Himeko's Light Kick!!

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0           Kasumi

A look of quiet surprise, raised eyebrows is offered in response to the cheeky declaration though 'Airi' doesn't let down her guard. "Oh?" she answers thoughtfully, glancing to the side for a moment, seemingly thrown into a moment of deep thought. "But that's what it said on the brochure..."

She glances back up then, smile returned, "I suppose we will have to put it to the test." She sucks in her breath, tensing up at the declaration of battle from the confident Hero. In the narrow seconds she has to prepare herself for the incoming dash, the Senior Student tenses, twisting her torso to the right little, sliding her left foot up just a bit. "I hope you have time to tell me of Saikyo-ryuu."

As the sweep is launched for her foot, she's already spinning back the opposite direction she had prepared for. Only rather than twirling in place, she vanishes, appearing instantly at Hime's right side, a small swirl of cherry blossoms left where she had been standing and also manifesting around her new place at her fellow student's side! In the same motion, she's already pulling on the masked crusador's arm and, should she get a firm enough grip, pulling her hard toward her while stepping around the other girl. If successful, she will, in passing, slice her left hand backward, aiming a hard, but far from lethal, chop at the back of the Pink Warrior's neck!

"But if not, I will be happy enough to see it in action." Whether her attack is successful or not, the strawberry-blonde seems to be immediately at the ready for whatever reprisal might come.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi successfully hits Himeko with Momiji Otoshi EX.

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Himeko           0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

".. 'Brochure'?" Hime murmurs under her breath, and that's when a light-bulb goes off. This plan that she forms in her head is just -brilliant-, though of course it helps that her opponent shows clear interest in her fighting style despite, for the moment, gaining the uppoer hand with an impressive display of athleticism. Actually, does vanishing count as atheticism? Either way it leaves the heroine crouched and staring at nothing in shock. "Uh-"

Before everything really registers, she finds her arm taken but is unable to react in time for an immediete counter-attack. She nearly, but not quite trips over her own feet failing the 'dance' that follows then a yelp of rather obvious pain! Hime holds the back of her neck as she falls to one knee, but in the same motion rolls herself forward to put several steps of distance between herself and the opponent- not only successfully ending up behind one of the training dummies, but intends to hide behind it for a moment and peers from the side, "A- Ahahah.. Well, that was pretty good, actually.. You must be a natural." she concedes, "However my point still stands! The fundamental flaw of Deja-Vu Ninjitsu is that you are merely experiencing the same day of practice over and over! The thousand years was merely simulated!" That's her story and she's sticking with it! And.. Well not only that, she also takes a moment to process her most recent experience, play it back in her mind, then adapt with a burst of adrenaline. Kasumi's quick. She's going to have to be quicker!

COMBATSYS: Himeko focuses on her next action.

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Himeko           0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Himeko is given her chance to apply tactical repositioning options as 'Airi' stays put from where she ended up following her last combination attack. The student does pivot on her feet to face the defensive training dummy, however. The situation seems to give her pause for at least the immediate moment, the Ninja Girl doesn't aggress. "Thank you," comes the polite reply, her eyes bright, her smile soft, seemingly pleased to discover she's a natural at this thing.

Her head cants to the side slightly as the Number One Saiko-ryuu student prepares to explain the flaw of her completely real style. "Hm..." She nods her head slightly in acknowledgemnet, "I can see you have an eye for martial arts. I should have expected as much." She starts moving forward slowly, cautiously, toward that training dummy-guarded Hurricane Himme.
"I will appreciate any pointers you can provide. But first, I think you will need to see more of it in action in order to properly apprise me of its shortcomings..." When she finally does go on the offense, it is with incredible speed then coming to a stop to slide the last meter on her left foot, her right leg swinging around, aiming to deliver a crushing kick against the Training Dummy. The motion will seem simple, but the force behind it will likely be enough to send the dummy leaning back fiercely from the impact. If Himeko hasn't pulled back from it in time, her very well being might be in peril!

Of course, there's the minor issue that she'll need to still try and attack 'Airi' back from behind the dummy that might have just turned traitor...

COMBATSYS: Himeko dodges Kasumi's Random Weapon.

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Himeko           0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

"Eh he he, well.." the spunky heroine rubs the back of her head and is practically beaming to the returned compliment. It actually is a fairly rare thing for her, and while it might actually be some sort of evil plot!! She eats it up hook, line and sinker. At least, she does for the moment. "Certainl- Erk!" she agrees with utter delight when suddenly.. Suddenly it sinks in. Actually it sinks in the moment 'Airi's foot fiercly strikes the dummy, and Hime is just barely able to crouch low and sweep to the side to avoid getting hammered. But yes, her realization.. Kasumi's dangerous isn't so much her techniques so much as her, "M- MOE!!!" she yells at the top of her lungs,

Though at the same time she manages to also slip behind her opponent (she hopes) to slip her arms about the other's slim waist. She tightens her stance before she lurches backward to hoist 'Airi' up, over and crashing on her shoulders! Though Hime doesn't release the hold, instead she kicks up to flip over the ninja girl and follow it up with a second and far more serious business second suplex. So she wields the power of Moe.. The forum legends were true, it really is a dangerous weapon!!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi instinctively blocks Himeko's Rolling Journal Suplex.

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           Kasumi

This time the well informed Heroine has zeroed in on her opponent's secret power with distressing accuracy, if the slightly confused, surprised expression of 'Airi' is any indicator. "W-what?" she stammers, losing her composure for a moment as she snaps her leg back from the solid kick against the training dummy. It's all the chance the Daring Do-gooder needs to slide in behind the Irresponsibly Moe Ninja girl.

Arms wrap quickly and lock, giving the Pink Crusador the grip she needs to heft the other girl up off her feet and bring her down to land hard on her shoulders against the mat, eliciting a soft grunt of surprise. Airi proves quick to correct for this unexpected experience, however, hands slamming down against the dojo flooring hard enough to push herself up into the air with the flipping Hurricane Hime.

"Interesting. Did you deduce the secret-" She spins in the air, arms reaching out to reach for Himeko's nearest forearm. If she can get a hold, she'll be pulling the girl down with her toward the floormats by her arm. "-of my own STRANGEROUS arts so quickly?" Her voice possesses a dangerous edge, as if she is not pleased at the Trapper Keeper Armed hero's astute assessment of her powers!!

The intent would be to pull Himeko down to the ground, face down, and wrench her gripped arm up a bit painfully as if the bad landing wasn't bad enough! She won't maintain the hold, however, releasing her grip and sliding backward over the mat. She seems to be maintaining her composure while continuing to evaluate the antics of her very enthusiastic if a bit unusual opponent!

COMBATSYS: Himeko just-defends Kasumi's Kasumi Kyoka!

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           Kasumi

It doesn't register right away that Kasumi had managed to avoid taking the full brunt of the damage from all that rolling and flipping so as far as Hime is concerned, Kasumi is like some sort of ninja to be standing at that very moment!

... Wait.

The forearm that Airi manages to grasp is the one that is wrapped in ribbon and this is extremely important to note because some serious tomfoolery is about to be afoot. "Hey now!" because when Kasumi PULLS she ends up pulling Himeko's hand right the heck off, "AURGH MY HAND! YOU TORE OFF MY HAND! AAAAAAAAAAH!" she howls. Though of course it isn't her hand, it's merely the ribbon in the shape of her hand that, after a few seconds just unwravles on it's own.

Whether Airi remains confused or not, it's then the Saikyo student leaps into the air, twirls and tries to slam her foot right into the nape of her foe's neck, and should it connect, she drops to a crouch only to spring into a rising knee, followed by two more kicks with alternating feet, "Fooled you! You can't even -begin- to call your style 'strangerous' if you can't see past my tricks!"

COMBATSYS: Kasumi full-parries Himeko's READ Kick!!

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

Fingers clasp tightly and then come away with... a hand?! Airi's eyes widen in surprise as her mid-air bid to secure a hold of the Plucky Pugilist's arm is met with surprisingly little resistance. Given this is all happening in mid-air, it's a lot to take in all at once. Did she really just-... rip a poor girl's hand off mid-fight? On camera? Everyone takes their chances getting into the arena of combat no matter what their level of skill might be, but maiming her foe is definitely not something she wants to have built a reputation for. Especially a fellow Taiyo Student?!

Kasumi flips to the ground, blue stocking'd feet sliding to a quick stop on the tatami mat before whirling around and studying what she's got in her hands. Oh. OH. That's a good trick! She's suitably impressed. A smile flickers across her lips. But there's no time to appreciate it, as she's definitely under immediate attack here.

"Very well," she replies softly, already twisting to her right in much the same way she had done at the start of the fight. As Hurricane Hime flips over her to deliver what would have been a truly stunning kick, Kasumi has the temerity to twist in on herself, defy physics once again, and reappear behind the descending Galiant Gal with another twirl of sakura petals.

She's already in a tight stance as she appears, leaning forward, left shoulder leading, right arm drawn way back, one foot far out in front of the other. "You have earned the right to witness my signature technique - The Deja Boo!" She won't act until Himeko has had the chance to land... but in that very instance, she will move with speed that defies even the ability of the cameras to keep up with it. A blur of blue, Kasumi surges forward, from stationary to impossibly fast in an instant. The nature of her trajectory almost seems to take her right /through/ the other girl in a collision of azure and pink as Kasumi would slide to a stop several meters later in a low crouch, arms out at her sides.

It might even take the targeted girl a second to realize she had even been struck should Kasumi connect cleanly. It all happened so fast - a pull of her arms to leave her side open, the smashing crush of a blindingly fast elbow strike into her ribs... can Hurricane Hime keep up with Airi's new level of intensity!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi successfully hits Himeko with Oboro Gake EX.

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Himeko           1/------=/=======|=======\===----\1           Kasumi

"Erk!!" She did it again! Those sakura petals! Hime was absolutely certain that Airi wouldn't escape her sight but somehow her foe has managed to give her the slip! No.. It wasn't that Kasumi truly escaped her sight, what must really be happening is that there are after-effects of Sparkling Moe that is still lingering inside her. "I.. See you!" she twirls around with her arms crossed in front of her in anticipation of blocking an immediete attack, unaware that Kasumi had planned that all along.. Which for a moment leaves the hometown girl in a brief moment of confusion. Maybe it was an opening? She'll take it!

She steps forward at the exact moment the next technique activates, her short hair whisks back, then, ".... Ow. Ow ow ow. Ow. OW!!" as she doubles over, riddled in pain, then drops to her hands and knees. She would like to say that the technique was fantastic though the name could use a little work, but she has to get more focused on pulling herself together.. Figure out a way to pinpoint her foes weakness and quickly! "

As she turns to face Airi once more, it's time for her Trapper Keeper to finally come into play- She tears out four sheets of paper from it that flare alight in a warm energy that she tosses up into the air. She then races toward her opponent and aims a flying kick toward the other's sternum, which at that point the hovering energy splits flies afterward and attempts to strike in a pincer formation, "OW!"

COMBATSYS: Himeko successfully hits Kasumi with Follow the Reader.

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Himeko           1/------=/=======|=======\=====--\1           Kasumi

Recovering from her instant movement technique, Airi whirls back around to find Hurricane Hime recovering from the piercing elbow strike on the ground. Hands raised back to the ready, foot slipping forward, she waits for her opponent to stand and decide if she is up to attacking again. Afterall, this match only needs run long enough for one or the other of them to have given it their all and called it a day. The stakes are a bit of notoriety, a couple hundred bucks, and a climb in the rankings of the newly opened Neo League. Not at stake are matters of life and death, family and friends, home and community. Neither of the two fighters needs to push them past the brink of severe injury.

But Hurricane Hime is still in it to win it, and Kasumi is put in a position of having to defend herself against... an extremely unorthodox attack. Curious enough as to what the girl has in mind, she doesn't respond to the effort of tearing out the papers or flinging them into the air, coppery brown eyes glancing over them quickly before dismissing them as harmless distraction. "Hn."

Himeko takes on the road of the bold and the brave in charging directly toward the Ninja Girl who just rocket elbowed her without the use of a rocket. The shinobi retains her smile as she lifts her hands, preparing to defend herself against the incoming flying kick only to notice that the papers flung into the air are flaring to life with energy from the Super Hero. It draws her attention as she finds herself conflicted as to the true source of the attack and gives the Powerful Pink Protector the chance to slam her foot home, catching Airi's sternum wide open and driving the girl back with a surprised gasp.

The papers that dart in and strike her immediately after move too quickly for her to be able to recover and block in time. A second stumble has her backing toward the edge of the tatami mat. Okay, that one was pretty good, she admits to herself, catching herself before she slides any further, left hand lifting to rub at the base of her neck. "You do your dojo proud, Hurricane Hime," she remarks thoughtfully. There is no denying the boldness of her fellow student.

But the instant she has traction again, Airi is back on the offense, flipping forward into what would be a cartwheeling kick except for the fact that her hands never touch the ground. Her feet would come crashing down on Himeko if the girl is unable to escape... but the agile transfer student would also attempt to immediately follow it up with a second flipping kick just like the first in a bid to knock the Masked Marvel to the ground!

COMBATSYS: Himeko endures Kasumi's Tenshu Kaiten So.

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Himeko           1/-======/=======|=======\=======\1           Kasumi

As far as she's concerned, Hurricane Hime is confident she can still snatch a victory here! But one thing is for certain, Kasumi is proving to be beyond the level of fighting that the Heroine is normally used to. Once her attack connects, she's still not certain she's created the weakness she needs, but it's certainly a start! Airi's words don't go unheard, of course! In fact Hime's cheeks once again darken a touch and she rubs the back of her head again, "Eh he he.. Wel- waaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute!" Oh no she doesn't! Against her better judgement, she decides to try for something a little riskier. The kicks don't look so bad, as a matter of fact she could probably work with that and counter with a most devestating technique.. The problem, however, and that is those kicks actually did hurt pretty bad. Still, Kasumi may expect the other girl to go crashing to the ground, she actually keeps a crouched stance as if she had, for a moment, become a being of steel! "HAAH!!" once the second set of kicks connects though, Himeko is forced to one knee, but she isn't down for long at all, in fact her rise upward as akin to a bouncing ball, and the counter-attack is in motion! It appears the ribbon about her fist wasn't completely undone since as she's thrusting her fist upward, the paper flares out taking the shape of a drill which then detonates with both warm yet somehow intense energy just seconds before the apparent impact. "KEN!"

Ideally it would send the ninja flying upward, in which the ribbon then extends to wrap about her fellow student's ankle, and she proceeds to spin and spin until the strain is too great and snaps to send them sailing.

COMBATSYS: Himeko successfully hits Kasumi with A B See Ya.

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Himeko           1/=======/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Kasumi

There was no doubt in Airi's mind that her cartwheeling kicks had connected, four individual blows all told. She was spinning with enough force to smash many opponents face first against the ground with those strikes... which might be why she is slow to realize that this one stalwart foe has managed to keep her footing in spite the kinetic blows against the top of her head. Landing in a low crouch, head bowed, she's only looking up just in time to see that the Masked Hero is surging right back at her at speeds that seem impossible if she had been face planted as intended!

"Wha-" she starts in surprise, starting to try and push herself back up to standing, arms snapping up in a bid to guard herself from another one of Hurricane Hime's Strangerous Techniques. However, while she's attempting to defend against a punch, the actual threat is the detonation of chi from the paper drill just outside of her guard! Having not had sufficient time to brace for that trajectory, the Taiyo Senior is knocked off her feet in a vector toward the ceiling of the Saikyo-ryuu dojo, arms flailing as she attempts to right herself before coming to any further harm.

Her efforts don't pay off when that ribbon snaps out with precision to secure itself around her right ankle. What was already a disorienting situation gets only worse when she's pulled right back down out of the air and spun around in the strangest iteration of a Giant Swing she's ever found herself caught in. "Ah-Ack!" There's not a lot she can do to regain control before the tensile strength of the ribbon is exceeded and she's sent sailing, crashing into one of the training dummies before bouncing forward to the floor to her hands and knees. "Oof. Saikyo-ryuu definitely has its share of tricks... are you sure you aren't a ninja?"

Airi glances up then, slipping into a low crouch. "I can see I'm going to have to go all out to prevail against this kind of pressure," she considers, hand lifting up to rub at her shoulder where she had rebounded off the training dummy. "Here we go!"

From crouching to attacking in an instant, her speed this time is even faster than her dangerous Deja Boo attack! There are no swirling sakura petals to signal a teleport yet she still seems to have moved instantly in front of Hurricane Hime before unleashing a cyclone of attacks herself - two knife-handed strikes to distract or batter the crusador's guard lead into a leaping spin kick with the same kind of force she had demonstrated earlier. If those three strikes connect, she'll finish off the combination by landing and snapping her left foot out with one final, finishing foot to the chin! "KYA!"

COMBATSYS: Himeko fails to interrupt Renzuki Hakuro Kyaku from Kasumi with Oh Crap It's Kashiwagi.

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COMBATSYS: Himeko can no longer fight.

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Kasumi           0/-------/<<<<<<<|

Himeko says, "*hah* Okay.." Himeko may have fallen onto her duff for amoment after the ribbon break, but she's quick to kip-up with another winning, almost cocky smile, "Yeah!"

"Well, I mean, yeah in a celebratory manner," Hime then clarifies with a wag of her finger. So.. Airi is going to have to use her trump card after all, is she? Perfect, that means that everything is going according to plan. So long as she can get a good idea of what the technique is, she can dismantle it then finish her off! And so the fingerwag becomes a beconing motion, "Bring it on!!"

Though as she speaks, her other hand unholders her trapper-keeper which spills all of the paper within it around her feet. It's a somewhat telegraphed technique, or maybe it was a moment of clumsiness? Either way, once Kasumi moves forward, the papers are tossed upward and swirl about the young heroine in an increasingly blizzard-like manner, almost mimicing Kasumi's previous sakura petal swirling; "It's funny that you ask if I'm not a-AGH!" It wasn't Airi's fault; the Heroine was super certain she had plenty of time to run her mouth and vanish in the same manner her foe did. Sadly she was very... Sorely mistaken. The movements were somewhat visable but she couldn't just quite react in time to each blow, just half a second too late before each one lands. The assault, while somewhat brutal, is poetry in motion! For better or for worse she looks completely overwhelmed until, eventually, she's sent sailing upward, flips in the air, then crashes face-down to the ground before her opponent.

There's about seven seconds of silence.

Hurricane Hime raises her left hand, then pointer finger when she says, voice muffled, "... i'm not." Then her hand falls."

She has a pretty good sense that she is about to be on the receiving end of yet another unorthodox yet strangeously effective Saikyo-ryuu technique when Hurricane Hime pulls off the classic 'spill all my tools on the floor' trick from the pinktastic Trapper-Keeper. But she's already far too committed to back out of her attack now, having already surged forward with speed too certain to second-guess herself. Unfamiliar with what the attack actually /does/, Airi doesn't really know how close or far she came to disaster when she slices her left hand out swiftly right through the pending cyclone of disaster.

The opening strike seems to be enough to secure the way for the remaining three blows, all delivered in the space of less than a second, before she slides to a stop, feet taking a moment to find traction on the tatami mats. A soft exhale is released before she holds her breath, waiting to see if the outcome of the match has been decided completely.

At the response that comes at last, she smiles faintly, standing up straight, and taking in a much needed, deeper breath. "Sa... you definitely have the makings of one." Hands clasp in front of her as she bows forward, pony tail flopping over her shoulder in the process. "Thank you for the honor of this match, Hurricane Hime. I will remember our battle always." A few steps are taken around the dojo's Number One student as she slips back toward the exit. "I hope to meet you again someday. Your demonstration of Saikyo-ryu was informative, but I would still like to hear more about it someday."

She stays in motion, seemingly eager to be on her way. Feet are slipped into the shoes she left at the entryway. "If you happen to be around Taiyo sometime, and aren't busy fighting crime, maybe we could talk some more then." A second bow is offered from just outside the paper door before she slides it closed, leaving Heroic Hime to rest and recover.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi has ended the fight here.

Log created on 23:39:01 11/27/2014 by Kasumi, and last modified on 02:42:22 11/29/2014.