Neo League 0001 - NL#0017: Chloe vs Lucrezia

Description: Sky-high fighting at the Umeda Sky Building! It's not easy being green... as demonstrated when both fighters are. But who loses more? The answer: The Love Bench. <Winner: Chloe>

4:51 PM

The Love Bench is currently occupied by a woman in an outlandish costume. Well, fairly outlandish; a white dress, cut for mobility and exposure, with a green cross on one side. Lucrezia Loncar sits on that bench, legs crossed at the knee, an electronic cigarette held to her lips. Her trusty spear, unnamed and mysterious, leans against the other side of the bench, its tip propping up against the wall.

She takes a long draw on the piece of modern electronic vanity and exhales out a cloud that manages to glow faintly green into the air. Around her the recording people get ready, taking up strategic locations.

"This really is a romantic place to wait," she muses aloud. "But how many people have waited here... in vain?"

Lucrezia straightens up, tucking the e-cigarette into her ditty bag and grasping her spear. "Oh well," she says, striding forwards. "Can't be helped!"

4:40 PM

Chloe thought she had a bit of time before her match at 5. She spent a few moments near the bottom of the building, acting - well, touristy.

She didn't, at least not if she wanted to get there on time.

4:51 PM

Chloe fails to arrive, being stuck in a line for the elevator.

4:54 PM

And for the escalator. They didn't believe she was the fighter and not a fan trying to rush through.

4:56 PM

The aura of anticipation is broken by the sounds of someone approaching at high speeds - not walking, not jogging, but flat-out sprinting away from the escalators, down the curved corridor around the outside of the building and directly toward the Love Bench quadrant.

Chloe slows down when she gets closer to conserve her breath - she does not want to start a battle all tired out. She looks like she really ought to be here in summer instead of winter; she has a pair of shorts and, under it, a sleeveless and legless false snakeskin leotard in lieu of a shirt. A prop ('prop') tail is connected to the base of her spine on the leotard and wraps around her waist, belt-like.

"I made it," she declares, as she slows even further from a jog to a walk. "Sorry! You would not /believe/ that there are still people trying to get up here."

COMBATSYS: Chloe has started a fight here.

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Chloe            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia has joined the fight here.

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Chloe            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Lucrezia

This delay was long enough that Lucrezia was leaning against her spear and had pulled out the e-cigarette again. It dangles from her lips in an insouciant manner as Chloe races in. The tip of it raises up, glowing (green again) as she takes a small drag.

"Yeah?" she says, around it. Drawing it out from her lips, she exhales out more of the minty-fresh vapor. "Well... you know. Take a moment. Do you need a water bottle or something?"

She smiles after that. No hard feelings!

"Well," Lucrezia says, "I guess we ought to get started if you think you're ready..." She squints momentarily at that weird snakeskin leotard and that... tail, but, she tells herself, where is she gonna change, in the toilet here? Well, she thinks further, that's what I'd do, but...

The contacts. The fangs.

"Cute," she says. "Well, it's good to meet you -"

Lucrezia twists her spear around, spinning it like a majorette baton. The tip, at least, looks like it's painted wood as well - possibly wrapped in a thin layer of cushioning tape? It isn't clear. It would hurt, but it's unlikely to murder, unless you have an allergy to green paint.

What is with that color thing?

She grins. "Snakebite."

Lucrezia holds her spear behind her back, the haft resting on her lower back, and she slides it forwards at the same time that she swishes her hips forwards, letting the spear jerk forwards with liquid ease to suddenly prod at her opponent's form. "Hyow!" Lucrezia says as she does it, purely for dramatic effect!

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia successfully hits Chloe with Medium Strike.

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Chloe            0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0         Lucrezia

Some wrestlers get typecast. Chloe is apparently one of those, if her previous appearances in various matches is anything to go by; she's shown up several times as Snakebite complete with limited dialogue beyond showing her fangs at people, one of the monstrous wrestlers that occasionally fill out a stable as the strong, quiet antagonist.

Since she's started entering street fights, she's been a little more open, at least. It's pretty much dependant on whether she signs up as Chloe (when she acts like herself) or Snakebite (when she doesn't). Today is a Chloe day.

Chloe has still never shown up without the tail, contacts and fangs, though. Not even once.

"I'm fine," Chloe says, looking across at the other woman. Very green, she thinks. Chloe herself tends to wear a lot of green, so she's used to the colour - but damn, parts of that outfit (and hair) are brighter than Chloe's own pine-green mess. She does take a couple moments to stretch out, swinging her body at her hips - and for everything else, she's flexible, apparently.

But it's not too much longer until Lucrezia is ready to go. "Same to you... Lucrezia." She even pronounces it correctly, though not by much and not without effort. The spear comes forward, jabbing, striking -

Chloe manages to avoid being impaled, but it still strikes her at about the hip, hard enough to momentarily interrupt her forward advance. She felt that! Pushing aside the pain from getting her hip bone jabbed, Chloe lunges forward, going for a fast grab at the same time she suddenly sidesteps, forcing Lucrezia to fight across the hall instead of having the whole length to work with and allowing her to come in from the side.

A fast grab, in fact, followed by Chloe lifting one of her legs and looping it over Lucrezia's, combined with a sudden pressure to the side - an abdominal stretch of some kind, applied with some intensity. Given the name, it's not really a surprise she knows how to use it.

COMBATSYS: Chloe successfully hits Lucrezia with Cobra Twist.

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Chloe            0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0         Lucrezia

Lucrezia is still holding that damn green thing between her lips. Maybe she's got a promotional deal. Who knows! She whirls around after her stab, even as Chloe moves in closer.

Clever, Lucrezia thinks: she's working against my own natural range advantage here. Maybe that's gonna be an issue, she thinks.

Then a leg loops around her own and she's twisted around. "Ghk!" Lucrezia says, before saying while her back bends in an uncomfortably abdominal manner, "Not bad..."

Or is it?



Lucrezia chokes up on her spear, and it might look as though she's going to try to swing it like a baseball bat, which is not really a winning life decision unless you're, I don't know, Jimmy Bat, the Batman, Batter Hero of Time. Or possibly Billy Kane.

What she can do, though, and do quite easily, is sling her spear's butt down to try and smack Chloe on the nose. "Leggo!" she protests as she does.

COMBATSYS: Chloe dodges Lucrezia's Pflug.

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Chloe            0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0         Lucrezia

On the minus side, Lucrezia did not manage to hit Chloe in the face.

On the plus side, the only way Chloe could see to avoid getting her nose smacked like an unruly pet was to release Lucrezia. In fact, she gave her a gentle nudge as she went, letting Chloe have enough time (and space!) to clear out of the way. Her entire body bends backwards as Chloe arches her back away from Lucrezia; the position looks somewhere between uncomfortable to agonizing to hold for any real length of time.

Chloe recovers, swaying back upright after the butt end of the spear has passed by. Lucrezia appears to have been right, in that Chloe likes to be particularly close in so she can grab and throw, while spear-fighters tend to want to be a bit further out. Unfortunately, that means that getting in is the risky part.

"Okay," she says. She doesn't even go for a throw this time - she drops low into a crouch, snapping one foot in a slightly arcing route to try to strike at Lucrezia's ankle. She's trying to get her to drop to the ground, where Chloe /does/ have an advantage - there's a lot of holds she can put on a downed opponent, and relatively little someone with a long stick can do that she can't from any other position. (Chloe actually can't think of anything, but she's open-minded.)

It gives Chloe a good view of a transparent part of the floor. That... looks a whole long way down.

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia blocks Chloe's Light Kick.

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Chloe            0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0         Lucrezia

Lucrezia shakes her hips a little as Chloe busts loose, her spear held up high as she steps back a pace. This is a minor yielding as it points her spear business-side first towards Chloe -

But when Chloe comes in, she twists her spear around, blocking the incoming kick with a loud THOK! This means she is a bit over-extended but not getting kicked, which is what matters. That's what counts in life: Not getting kicked!

From this position, she twists her spear's haft back in the other direction, seeing Chloe's temporary confusion at the empty space below them - "Don't go looking down when you're in the middle of a fight. You can still pull it off!"

This 'encouraging' word comes with her advancing in to do another hip check, followed by a push-off with one booted foot to try and send Chloe stumbling back onto that tail prop! Or just her regular tailbone. As she does this, Lucrezia whirls her spear around, aiming it back forward - range re-established!?


COMBATSYS: Lucrezia successfully hits Chloe with Armed Combo.

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Chloe            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0         Lucrezia

It's a /really/ long way down. Fortunately, there's a transparent platform between Chloe and it - one of the ones they claim can support elephants. It's a distraction, not fear of falling.

Plus, Lucrezia is right there - and Lucrezia has just conveniently focused Chloe's attention on her. "You think I can't?" Chloe vaults to her feet, weaving to give herself the length of the hallway to back down again - but Lucrezia is too fast.

The hip check knocks Chloe off-balance, and the foot ensures that she is completely off for at least a second. She does in fact drop, landing with a thump on that 'prop'. It's partially askew now - not at the base, which seems as firmly affixed as ever, but where she's got the tip looped over part of the length so that it stays up as a belt. It's sliding.

Chloe either doesn't notice or can't do much about it. She springs up - and that she /does/ do quickly, at least. She inhales, a sudden sharp breath through her nose as Lucrezia reestablishes the range. An instant of holding it, and she exhales - but what comes out isn't just air or even a mist but instead a globulous mass of virulently green chi. Lucrezia probably feels right at home with the shade.

She is going to feel somewhat less at home if the chi ball impacts with her and bursts, discharging Chloe's clinging, disruptive chi all over her!

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia blocks Chloe's Venom Breath.

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Chloe            0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0         Lucrezia

Lucrezia whirls her spear around as Chloe lands down on the ground. Grinning, and still holding that e-cigarette in her teeth, she raises up her spear --


The green splatters up onto her face.

The e-cig falls out of her mouth.

Lucrezia is taken aback as she takes a step back, the disruptive clinging feeling of the semi-venomous effusion rolling over her. Making her blink. Making her mouth words silently, and perhaps giving Chloe a vital, crucial moment of confusion.

Staring at her, Lucrezia raises up her hand and makes a cryptic gesture, her eyebrows raising. Three fingers up, twining together, then miming a foreshortened sign of the cross. She seems curious as to the answer, staring intently at Chloe as she does it. Her breathing is quickened.

Also the e-cigarette thing broke. This is the danger of 'vaping,' children. Don't do it at home unless you are willing to look super cool or possibly Steampunk.

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia focuses on her next action.

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Chloe            0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0         Lucrezia

Whatever the secret society signal is (if it is a secret society signal, and not, say, someone vaguely religious objecting to having chi spat at them), Chloe very clearly has no idea what it is. She looks at it in minor confusion. It is, at least, enough to hold her back for a moment.

That or she's waiting for the e-cigarette thing to finish venting.

Either way, it doesn't hold her for long. Chloe starts to move again pretty quickly, and has apparently decided that the gesturing hand is an easier target than the one with the spear; it's that arm that she targets, trying to grab ahold of Lucrezia around elbow and shoulder.

Chloe tries to turn that into something like a modified Irish whip; she pivots her entire body, using it to whip Lucrezia with surprising force at the closest of the walls of the hallway! She has picked the inside hall, at least, so she's hitting a verifiably solid wall instead of the transparent outer side. That's a plus, right?

It's still likely to sting a little bit. Or a lot.

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia blocks Chloe's Power Throw.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|>>>>>>-\-------\0         Lucrezia

No reaction.

"That's funny," Lucrezia says thoughtfully. "I thought, for sure, with the way you're using [Color], you'd know what was up with what. But maybe it's just a coincidence? You're certainly nobody I've ever encountered before!"

Uh oh. She got chatty.

Lucrezia braces herself as Chloe comes in, swinging her spear around - which does not actually keep her from getting caught as she's flung, stumbling, towards a window. What the spear DOES do is give her something to brace against before she hits the window.

Whirling around, she slams the haft down and makes the entire window SHAKE with a titanic, Japanese-building-owner-shaking WHOOMP of emphatic impact. This in turn leads to her redirecting that momentum and running back towards Chloe now, her eyes wide.

"So let me show you the real meaning of this [Color]!" she cries out, and the meaning of this may start getting clear as she runs on up to Chloe while leading with her spear. This is certainly an attack of legitimate strength, especially when she jabs forwards, but there is a sudden, undeniable burst of streaking green light from the tip of the spear - and when she follows up with a sweep with the shaft of the weapon, aiming to slam against Chloe's neck, that too produces a green flash.

It's clearly not the weapon itself for two reasons. One is that the same corrosive, nasty feeling comes at its contact, a sense of burning. But it doesn't linger, even when Lucrezia finishes with a strong kick from one wedge-heeled boot.

Which, in turn, makes its own flash.

"Do you understand?!"

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia successfully hits Chloe with Landsknecht Ultio.

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Chloe            1/---====/=======|>>-----\-------\0         Lucrezia

"I have no clue what you're talking about," Chloe says, completely honestly. She doesn't! Okay, it's green, but lots of things are bright green, and it's not like she /chose/ what colour it was when she learned how to do it. Or, more accurately, intuited how to do it. It just kind of happened, just like a lot of other things she knows how to do.

Either way: the green is completely incidental. It has no cosmic truth that Chloe is aware of, and having the other woman claiming it /does/ is a little weird at the best of times. Mid-battle is not the best of times.

The streaking green light catches her by surprise. It stuns Chloe long enough that whatever she was planning to do about the rest of it is interrupted, pushed off-balance by the brilliant surge. The follow-ups mostly do their job, too - the sweep with the haft is moderately successful, though Chloe twists her upper body an uncomfortable-looking amount to take it on her shoulder instead. This leaves her side open for the kick, though, which sends her rolling down the hall. If there was a wall there to hit, she would have slammed into it, but there isn't so she doesn't.

Chloe catches herself apparently completely accidentally - her tail has completely un-belted itself and it presses against the floor, changing her profile enough that she doesn't roll nearly as well as she did before. She stands, swift - she's bruised and battered but not defeated, and one of her characteristics is the ability to move quickly and fluidly. Almost unnaturally so, given her double (triple?) jointed movements. The tail swings behind her, curling up just enough that it doesn't hit the ground - it's only barely long enough to do so anyhow.

"I think you're a little weird," Chloe says, something rising within her. She forces it down as she always does, but this time it's harder; she doesn't quite /struggle/, but it's enough to momentarily check her aggression, to let Lucrezia come to her while she watches, those yellow eyes barely blinking. Possibly inadvisably, but she does it.

COMBATSYS: Chloe focuses on her next action.

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Chloe            1/---====/=======|>>-----\-------\0         Lucrezia

After her combination of blows strikes Chloe, but does NOT instantly kill her, Lucrezia leaps back, brow ufrrowing as she sees her sutmble and...

And reveal a tail.

Is it a tail? Lucrezia's green lips turn down into a frown as she squints at that limb as it wiggles. Waggles. Almost... /taunts/ in its fluidity and wriggleosity.

Lucrezia points with a green-painted fingernail. "I'm a little weird, huh? I see a pretty big mote on your butt if you're calling people weird, lady!" She is, at least, being cheerful about this; it's accompanied by a wide smile.

Lucrezia sucks in a deep breath, lets it out, and returns Chloe's gaze for a long lingering moment. Her shock of green hair hangs in her eyes as she lets her lips curl into a wry sort of smile, raising one hand to waggle her finger as if to chide her. "I understand you didn't necessarily get what I was laying down. I am totally understanding about thaaaat, but, I'm a little eager to move along now--"

What was she doing with her other hand?

Oh yes.

THE SPEAR! She had drawn it back while leaning forwards, and now she leans back - which may tip off Chloe. Then again, she may also not be expecting a spear to get whipped at her from less than, oh, five yards away -- even if it's tipped with blunted wood for the sake of not having the Neo League become a snuff film, it's still getting whipped pretty hard!

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia successfully hits Chloe with Numquid Ego Te Hinc? EX.

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Chloe            2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>>--\-------\0         Lucrezia

Chloe's yellow eyes narrow, then widen. Did it slip again?

It did. The tail is very definitely not wrapped around her waist anymore. It shifts occasionally in a highly realistic manner. Must be a /really/ good prop. Or... well.

"I have no idea what you're talking about," Chloe says, though she sounds a little less than certain about it. She debates actually taking the time to retuck her tail up as a belt, but there is really no time for that unless she wants to try to call a time-out... and she's pretty sure you can't do that in a Neo League battle without actually forfeiting. Which she does not want to do.

The distraction - maybe on purpose, by Lucrezia? - is enough that Chloe does not react fast enough to the spear. She jumps to the side - literally bounds, leaves the ground entirely. It isn't enough; the spear impacts her chest, hard. She is going to have a hell of a bruise across her ribs, later, but right now it hasn't registered as much but a sudden hot pain.

Her tail twitches. It's definitely moving more now, though that could be because Chloe is racing forward. She's fast when she wants to be, and apparently now is one of those times as she comes in hard, keeping her body low. If she had long hair instead of cutting it down to a messy pixie cut, it would be trailing behind her when she blurs forward.

Chloe leaps as she gets closer. She descends, trying to wrap her legs around Lucrezia's waist, and several things happen around now. First, Chloe's legs squeeze painfully tight (provided she hasn't cleared out of the way), a crushing grip around her waist as she tries to bear Lucrezia to the ground (with her on top) by sheer momentum. The scissors hold is strong, and Chloe is very, very good at it.

The second is that the tail, which is definitely moving under its own power, rises up and twitches like a rattler about to strike - before slamming down for Lucrezia's legs, a brilliant aura of chi surrounding it. The aura is bright enough that one might just miss that the tip of the tail has thickened and grown - because the very tip is now a snake head, hissing inside the aura. It bites.


The head curls up and vanishes again when the aura does, leaving just Chloe's tail behind. That wasn't an illusion... was it? The cameras mostly got the brilliantly green halo with just a hint of the shape, but Lucrezia is of course closer... and might have a pair of puncture marks in her leg.

COMBATSYS: Chloe blitzes into action and acts again!

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Chloe            2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>>--\-------\0         Lucrezia

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia blocks Chloe's Steel Coils.

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Chloe            2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>>>-\-------\0         Lucrezia

COMBATSYS: Chloe successfully hits Lucrezia with Lernaean Stinger.

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Chloe            2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=------\1         Lucrezia

Uh oh.

That tail twitch telegraphs terror, whether it comes from the butt-wiggle of a cat (or Shaq) or from the incoming assault of a brutal grappler. Lucrezia is caught in midair, having recovered her spear but not her footing.

Crushed and forced down, Lucrezia cries out without words as she hits the ground with a rattle, the glass beneath her-- it's not broken, but the dizzying POSSIBILITY, however unlikely, is stunning in its own right. But then that tail twitches -- Lucrezia can see it.

It twitches - it lives, it almost seems to HISS - and then it bites down.

Pain wracks Lucrezia's body, and she screams, her back arching sharply as her grip on her spear tightens down to unnatural levels, squeezing on the haft of it - her thumb pressing against it. If it weren't so thick, so sturdy, she'd crack it.

As she screams, she brings one foot up - and kicks forwards. Not against Chloe, but against the ground, another burst of green light accompanying her strike - this is certainly a one color match, isn't it? It's enough force to slide her loose, on the same theory by which a watermelon seed escapes if you squeeze it between your fingers.


And she slides along the ground quite impressively, too! As she does, she raises up that spear, hoisting it back with two hands. This is a move she's used before, and while Chloe may have exerted herself significantly in issuing such brutal blows onto Lucrezia's tender bod, she can surely see it coming now that she knows to look, right?

Except... There is one final eruption of that green light from between Lucrezia's palms. She lets go, commending the spear into the heavenly embrace. It does not throw itself forwards by her will - but instead, with a streak of hissing poisonous-colored (if harmless) green smoke, right square for Chloe's midsection!

(In the fog, Lucrezia pushes herself up to her feet, but a bit slowly.)

COMBATSYS: Chloe blocks Lucrezia's O Clouds Unfurled EX.

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Chloe            2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0         Lucrezia

Chloe's tail looks normal (for a snake tail) again by the time Lucrezia gets free. Enough that Chloe has, however increasingly hard it gets by the day, plausible deniability.

Lucrezia /does/ free herself, and Chloe doesn't waste time trying to maintain the grapple at that point. She rises instead, stalking after her like she expected to be able to follow through, moving smoothly. Her eyes are slightly wide, though they certainly seem to focus all right on the other woman. Funny, the fangs look a little more menacing now, with her lip curled back just a little bit -

Chloe realizes that Lucrezia is doing something with the spear a mere instant before she does it. She expects it to be thrown; she does not expect it to be /launched/, trailing greenish mist and light behind it, straight for her midsection. And center of mass is, of course, the best place to hit Chloe - she's flexible and agile but that takes more time for her to move.

She tenses her entire body instead of trying to sway out of the way, bringing her arms down, and the spear impacts her left arm instead. Again it doesn't impale - it's still blunted - but it impacts with an awful sound and enough force that Chloe's entire body is pushed back to the left. She's not entirely sure her arm's not broken for a split second; then she realizes that no, it's not broken, the entire thing just /hurts/. The spear bounces off. She didn't even see where it went - it might have gone right back to Lucrezia.

Chloe lets out a pained yell that trails off into a hissing sound. The cameras are on her, but her aggression is rising; she can feel her heartbeat thundering in her ears, and she half wants to just let herself - her powers - run free instead of restraining them.

She does not. She forces them down, charging once again toward Lucrezia, using the fog to cover her approach. It's a similar move as before, a crushing scissors grip with her legs - but this time Chloe does something new. If she's gotten ahold of Lucrezia, she squeezes tighter, lifting the other woman off the ground entirely; Chloe manages to lift herself until she's doing a handstand, Lucrezia suspended above her. Her injured arm burns; she ignores it for the few seconds this requires.

And then she snaps her entire body like a whip, sending Lucrezia down the length of that curved corridor! Chloe herself lands on her front after the momentum carries her there, rising from there and turning to face Lucrezia's target impact zone.

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia fails to interrupt Cerastes Scissors from Chloe with Feroces Repente.

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Chloe            0/-------/<<<<<<<|

COMBATSYS: Lucrezia can no longer fight.

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Chloe            0/-------/<<<<<<<|

Without her spear, Lucrezia is sort of low on options. She does, of course, have those amazing boots, which do seem to kick pretty well. As she gets up to her feet, the mists around her recede, and -

Hm, she thinks as Chloe barrels towards her. I think something's up with this.

She lunges forwards. Her only chance is to barrel over the other woman, force her down or get her in an arm lock or something long enough for her to reach her spear. Imprimatura is a powerful art but it has limitations - and one of them is that Lucrezia halfway doesn't know how to throw a punch!

LEARNING MOMENT: When someone's trying to grab you... running into their grasp is not a pro technique.

The legs clamp around Lucrezia, and the fact taht she can see a hint of something scalier than before does not ease her mind at all, or make things easier, or pretty much any possible positive outcome. Her legs kick --


Lucrezia flies forwards, smashing into the love bench and knocking it partway over. The neon flickers, undamaged but with Lucrezia having damaged the cabling that keeps it alight. Fortunately for her... no electrocution hazard, at least not yet.

Her backside twitches a little. She doesn't get up immediately.

It would seem the victory... is to the green person! No, the other green person. No, the other OTHER --

Chloe rises. Slowly.

She is breathing heavily now that she's exerted herself so much; that was hard work, and she wouldn't be able to repeat the performance. Fortunately, it does not seem that she has to; Lucrezia remains down for the count no matter how much Chloe stares at her.

Fatigued, she raises one arm in victory, recieving an answering cheer from one of the Neo League staff. With her other hand, she reloops her tail until it's a belt again. That... was embarassing. ANd dangerous.

And yet still kind of thrilling.

COMBATSYS: Chloe takes no action.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Chloe has ended the fight here.

Log created on 18:57:35 12/06/2014 by Chloe, and last modified on 02:49:23 12/07/2014.