Neo League 0001 - NL#0008: Tiffany vs Lita

Description: The Neo League brings together a soldier and high school cheerleader together to fight for glory. It was a knock down, drag out fight but in the end only one was left standing. [Winner: Lita]

After her first attempt at fighting in the Neo League met with regrettable failure in the face of a man with a wolf on his head, Tiffany has been desperate for redemption; accordingly, she's taken the first opportunity presented to have another League fight. Theoretically, this involves skipping out on class /and/ on Thanksgiving leftovers, but... well... sometimes sacrifices just have to be made!

When she arrives at the small theater in the Southtown Village, she seems a little incredulous. /This/ is the venue? It... makes sense, she /guesses/ -- they have to drive business somehow, and there's no better way than being featured in a major event like Neo League...

Tiffany heads into the theater, and lets event staff direct her to center stage in short order. Clad in her usual Pacific High cheerleading outfit, she tugs her gloves on with a little force. Today, she's serious! ... She thinks.

Lieutenant Lita Luwanda of Delta Red didn't really expect to find herself in the Neo League however her superiors suggested that she'd take on the opportunity to fight among the best since there was only so much she could learn from training recruits back in the United Kingdom.

Lita didn't even expect the call that she received not even four days later saying that she had been matched up against a Tiffany Lords of Pacific High... Yes, those Lords. Incredulousness eventually gave way to curiosity when she saw fight footage and she became relatively enthusiastic about this particular bout.

When she arrives she wears the Delta Red dress uniform. Olive green, military shirt with a white shirt under it. On her neck she wears a short neck tie in black. On her legs an olive green shorts with a strap on her left leg for her kunai. On her feet she wears dark brown ankle boots. On top of her head, she wears a red beret with a golden triangle. Strap to her back is a large sword.

"Miss Lords, I'm looking forward to this," she says softly once she catches sight of Tiffany.

Rolling her shoulders slightly, Tiffany looks the Delta Red representative over a few times. She certainly looks the part of a fighter, she thinks, in a way that Tiffany only begins to because of her gloves; she does make /immediate/ note of that sword, because that could do some serious damage.

As Lita addresses her, Tiffany finds herself sliding neatly into stance; she doesn't aggress -- partially because she's intimidated by that massive blade -- but she /does/ get ready. This is her second League fight, and her /sanctioned/ matches can still be counted on one hand; she's a novice, whereas this woman is a professional. It's a little intimidating!

"Yeah, same!" she says, relishing the chance to speak English; she feels a whole lot better-spoken in her mother tongue. Her Japanese is just shy of being a joke. "I think I'm ready whenever you are!" she says, despite the fact that she's almost certain that's not the case. Still -- gotta be ready at /some/ point, right?

And while the huge sword is there, she doesn't immediately go for it. In fact, she let's herself fall into her own stance which probably looks like it has more in common with Marquess of Queensberry than a sword fighter's stance except for her palms being open and her front leg elevated and ready to check a leg kick.

Is the soldier underestimating her or is there more to her style than just that big sword? She shifts a bit, waiting for the official to start the fight.

The signal is given and she circles around the other blonde before delivering a kick to the shin before following up with another to the body. She seems as though she's more interested in feeling out her opponent than swinging for the fences.

COMBATSYS: Lita has started a fight here.

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Lita             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Tiffany has joined the fight here.

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Tiffany          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Lita

COMBATSYS: Tiffany dodges Lita's Light Kick.

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Tiffany          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Lita

With a hasty movement to the side, Tiffany narrowly evades the incoming kicks; the body attack is a little harder to manage than the kick to the shin, and she very nearly eats one to the chest. The close call rattles her a little bit, and leaves her faintly nervous about aggressing -- or at least second-guessing herself for a split second.

"Not bad!" she says, a small smile crossing her face. Her expression sours as she realizes that, unlike many of her other opponents, Lita's probably taken a little time to scout her out; her usual tricks of keeping her opponent guessing might fall short, here.

Deciding to keep nothing in her pocket, Tiffany starts with one of her less... boxing-oriented maneuvers. Hopping up and back, Tiffany does a quick flip in the air; as she comes out of the flip, her momentum shifts, and her legs spike down toward Lita in a vicious divekick!

COMBATSYS: Lita blocks Tiffany's Exciting Kick.

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Tiffany          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Lita

The Delta Red fighter decides to hold her ground instead of retreating and she turns her shoulder into the dive kick taking the brunt of the blow on her shoulder with a slight grunt and a slight slide backwards.

She only allows her self a moment to respond verbally, "Thanks. You're not too shabby yourself, poppet"

Her lips curl into a slight grin before taking one shuffle step to regain the tiny bit of ground she lost in taking the hit to the shoulder and slightly to the side. This would allow the Lieutenant to lash her hand out towards Tiffany's wrist. If she should get that hold, she'll attempt to wrench her down to the ground face first and then quickly follow up with an armbar.

COMBATSYS: Tiffany blocks Lita's Close Quarters Catch.

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Tiffany          0/-------/-----<<|=------\-------\0             Lita

Throwing up her arms, Tiffany struggles against the grab at her wrist; Lita's got a little physical power on her, which makes it more difficult than the teenager was honestly expecting. She manages to wriggle free, but it leaves her arm hurting in a big way; she winces a little as she gets her stance back.

Leaning back a little, Tiffany says, "Uhh... what's a poppet?" Usually she's okay with nicknames, but this one is quite literally foreign to her; it has her a little curious -- and just a hair off-guard.

Remembering that she's in the middle of a fight, Tiffany hurls herself forward into a cartwheel; her legs extend out toward Lita, hoping to hit her with a forceful one-two strike before /hopefully/ popping right back into a perfect fighting stance at the end of the cartwheel.

COMBATSYS: Tiffany successfully hits Lita with Groovy Wheel.

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Tiffany          0/-------/---<<<<|====---\-------\0             Lita

And this is exactly why Delta Red wanted her to enter the league. No one in Delta Red uses acrobatics to quite that effect and while she saw tape indicating that level of agility, it's a completely different experiencing those agile and unorthodox attack in person.

The soldier tries to step around the feet and attempt to catch her from behind but she finds the feet catching her in the chest before she could take a single step to avoid the cartwheel. She's taken completely off of her feet and onto her back. That's the place a soldier least wants to be.

"A poppet is a small child or doll. It's often used as a term of endearment." No sooner has Lita finished that sentence, she springs back to her feet and darts low before attempting a double leg takedown followed by mount and a couple of hammer fists to the chest and face.

COMBATSYS: Lita successfully hits Tiffany with Random Combo.

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Tiffany          1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Lita

Tiffany... is not /quite/ sure how she feels about poppet; she spends too much time thinking about that fact, though, and pays the price in a big way. Totally off her guard, she gets slammed to the ground and hammered upon; she stays down, for a little while, just lying there in pain.

When she finally pops back up, it's with a visible wince; even /that/ is a little too much action for her at the moment. Gritting her teeth, she decides -- perhaps because of the pain -- that she does not much like 'poppet,' and resolves to give as good as she just got.

Stepping forward, Tiffany forces herself into a low duck; conveniently, getting low and tense makes the pain from the double leg takedown a /little/ less miserable. When she pops up, it's with a series of sparkling spinning back fists; her gloves start out merely 'cute', but rapidly tech up to 'wreathed in yellow-white light' as she swings them around over and over again. The combo finishes with Tiffany pinwheeling her right arm with a "Guru, guru, guru..." as light builds in her chest and around her fist.

When she steps forward to swing her fist forward, it's downright blinding, the fist sparkling with Tiffany's inner light.

COMBATSYS: Lita interrupts Groovy Special from Tiffany with Medium Throw.

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Tiffany          0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0             Lita

Lita has fought people who could use chi or psionic energy on her missions. She can't use either. And it's not for a lack of trying. She doesn't have the talent for wreathing her body in energy or fling blasts around. It would sure make her life significantly easier. She had to train her body to make up for it.

When she sees that arm pinwheeling an 'Uh oh...' look on her face. She takes a deep breath and when the fist comes in she grits her teeth and takes the punch on her shoulder as she wraps her arms around her and goes for a hip throw sending the other fighter back to the ground.

There's no follow up since the soldier is clutching at her shoulder in pain.

As she's whirled around, Tiffany starts feeling -- more than anything else -- /demoralized/. Lita's giving her the business, and when she hits the ground, she realizes just how deeply out of her groove she really is. Lying on the ground rattled, Tiffany tries to sort out what to even do; she's fairly certain that she's been called to a fight that will do a little more than just challenge her.

Nevertheless, she pops up out of her fallen position on the ground, taking a second to stagger back. Gnawing at her lips a little, she considers holding back and taking a second to stabilize herself; this seems like a bad plan, though, all truths told -- that just gives Lita more time to press her advantage.

Instead, then, she rears back, starting to pinwheel her arm just like she did a moment ago, murmuring, "Guru, guru, guru, guru..." Once again, the light builds around her fists; she thinks she's identified Lita's weak point, at least, after that last series of attacks.

There's a gleam in her eye as she forces herself out of that brief moment of morale failure; her gaze locks on Lita's own eyes for a second, seeming to call her out as she swings forward with the force of a truck behind her. The sparkles, of course, shoot every which way... though most of them, at least, stick close to her fist.

COMBATSYS: Tiffany successfully hits Lita with Very Groovy Punch EX.

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Tiffany          0/-------/--=====|=======\=------\1             Lita

That energy builds in Tiffany's fist and the soldier is still attempting to work the pain out of shoulder she doesn't have a lot of time to deal with the attack that's coming. She can't avoid, it her arm is still aching and still sort of hurts to move but what little time she did have for quick self inventory told her it's not dislocated and no bones had been broken.

That moment of self-reflection is ruined by the glowing fist plowing into her ribs and taking her off her feet and sending her into an uncontrolled roll before she finally manages to reign it enough to bring herself to one knee.

"Not bad at all."

She then moves in slowly attempting to get back into range for her own attack. She then jumps forward before delivering a kick to her leg and the following with an elbow delivered to the boxer's arm.

COMBATSYS: Tiffany blocks Lita's Fierce Strike.

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Tiffany          0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1             Lita

Her body still aching, Tiffany nevertheless decides to go for the sure thing over the risk; she ducks low and brings her arms into a low block, then rises up to meet the oncoming elbow with her other arm. It stings, but that's life; she doesn't hurt as much as she /could/, and really, that's all she can hope for at this stage of the fight.

"Thanks -- you too! You've got real nice technique..." She takes a breath, ducking low and thinking about how to close this out. She has the feeling that Lita's got something impressive in the tank...

... which means she needs to try to get in a good position, and /that/ means surprising Lita. Stepping up to the lieutenant, she reaches out to her neck and shoulder, doing her best to pull her in good and close. If she can keep her there for a moment, she'll follow up by thrusting her chest up and out -- with enough force to send the soldier up into the air.

COMBATSYS: Tiffany successfully hits Lita with Chest Thrusting.

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Tiffany          1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1             Lita

There's some things that you see on video that can't quite prepare a person for actually experiencing it in person. This particular attack is also one of them. Tiffany is close. Too close for her to get out of the way and she gets chest bumped up into the air launched bodily until she flips up into the air and is knocked on her back.

"Oh bloody 'ell. My mates back home will never let me live that down."

She's a little weak kneed and wobbily. She takes a moment to get herself together takes a deep breath before moving closer to the Pacific High cheerleader. "You are very, very good at this. Now let's see how you handle this."

The soldier charges in at high speed going for both legs and then jumping into the air to slam the teenager on her back and then she follows up with a long series of hammer fists delivering the good ol' ground and pound.

COMBATSYS: Lita successfully hits Tiffany with Seeing Red.

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Tiffany          1/=======/=======|===----\-------\0             Lita

The answer is 'poorly.'

Tiffany has no time to react to Lita; the grab-and-slam catches her just as before, only this time, Lita commits a lot more harshly to it. Tiffany has no hope of getting out of the hold before the ground-and-pound starts, and sure enough, she eats it in a big way.

When it /stops/, she's too dizzy to get up for a few moments; sheer grit is all that manages to get her to stand up one final time. Her teeth grind, and for a moment, she thinks she feels one crack. Wobbling from side to side, Tiffany hops into the air, forcing herself into a flip toward Lita's head --

COMBATSYS: Tiffany can no longer fight.

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Lita             0/-------/----===|

COMBATSYS: Lita dodges Tiffany's Groovy Screw.

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Lita             0/-------/----===|

-- and ends up collapsing in a heap in front of her instead.

The soldier is still relatively shaky when rises from the series of hammerfists. He body is bruised and battered. Her ribs are possibly bruised if not cracked. Her legs are wobbily. It's a struggle for the soldier to keep herself focused when she sees the teenager rise to her feet.

She watches as Tiffany move in her direction. The Lieutenant struggles to keep her vision from swimming as she watches her opponent take the air one last time and she barely musters the focus required to take a step back with the foot just barely brushing against her nose. The soldier's step becomes a stumble and she barely stays on her feet.

The British soldier watches as Tiffany hits the ground. And her eyes don't leave her as if she's expecting her to get back up once again. It doesn't quite sink in that she has won until her arm is raised. And then and only then does her upper body goes limp as she finally allows herself to surrender to her pain..

COMBATSYS: Lita has ended the fight here.

Log created on 20:27:16 11/28/2014 by Lita, and last modified on 02:40:00 11/29/2014.