SNF 2014.12 - SNF: Gates to the Styx

Description: The Gods of the Arena have sent a reluctant Ibuki to fight with the Stray Dog of Southtown. Meant to display to all contenders that true battle can happen anytime, anywhere, she fights to prevent Mimiru from reaching the 'Gates of Styx' and also to have the oppurtunity to actually study for her high school finals! The Stray Dog on the other hand proves that some dogs just can't be tamed. <Winner: Ibuki>

Big tournament coming up? Mimiru would never miss an opportunity to show her prowess and let the Stray Dog of Southtown live on through her some more! Never mind the money or anything of the like, all Mimiru wanted was the thrill and adrenaline rush.

The instructions she got were quite simple : making her way through the desolated city and reach the colosseum. It felt like this was a last man standing or something... It was almost scary.

Fortunately, Mimiru was followed by Max, her large mountain bernese dog. He was leading the way through the city, sniffing the ground. Mimiru follows him, hands in her pockets, glancing warily at her surrounding, "Damn... This place is scary... And so... Empty. I think we've got in a bit too early, Max. Well! That just means we'll get to kick everyone's butt in the collosseum!"

Big Tournament coming up? "But Master... I have finals! I need to study, not be some errand girl for self-styled 'gods of the arena' with overstuffed egos!" The man would not budge, either physically or on this matter, his eyes remained closed as the words came from behind his veil. "These are not people you say no to lightly." A beat, "I know you'll..."

~Later, near Kowloon China~

"...make us proud Ibuki." Her voice mimics, before she sighs, leaning back under the shade she could find in the shantytown that led to the even bigger shantytown of the arena proper. She was baking, even in the shade, beneath the half sheet metal, half wood roof that she was using for cover.

Flapping a polaroid photograph idly to fan herself, she caught side of the lady passing by, and moved down onto her stomach, creeping forward just enough to get a peak. She checked the photograph again. "Well that's her." She murmured, "If I'm quick, I may be able to get in some time for my chem final." A beat, "I wonder if I'll meet any cute boys if I study at Starbrooks."

Seeing that she was with a large dog, Ibuki brought out one of her tranquilizer poison tipped Kunai to a hand. If it got ugly, then, a graze could put him to sleep. It was a necessary thing with all the animals her clan trained. Silent as a shadow, she leapt down, turning a flip, before landing behind Mimiru, balanced on one foot, top knot fluttering in the breeze. She 'ahems', before taking out a piece of paper from her dogi, unfolding it and saying, "I'm supposed to read this. Mimiru Kasagi!"

She flicks a glance at her, "...That's you right? I hope so! Anyhow..." She looks at the rest of it, blanching, "Oh Gawd this is so lame... 'The Emperors of the Sand have demanded a blood tithe before you reach the Gates of Styx. Your opponent is this...'"

She leans down suddenly, looking at the piece of paper, pausing notably as she changes the dialogue aloud, "...incredibly... skilled and beautiful kunoichi. That's totally what it says. Blah blah blah, I'm supposed to fight you now." She crumples it up into a little ball, and throws it as hard as she can into one of the upper levels of the shanty town, taking up a combat stance. "Ready?"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru has started a fight here.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Ibuki has joined the fight here.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ibuki

Before the kunoichi even receives an answer, Ibuki springs into action, dashing with speed that might be terrifying to most other than Mimiru. "Well you'd better be! This is an ambush!" She leaps into the air, her legs showing off their flexibility by moving into the splits in an instant, the upswing of the feet delivering an rising kick to the chin, before the forward motion turns it into an impromptu side kick that carries her forward. "Even if they turned it into the lamest ambush ever!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru counters Bonsho Kick from Ibuki with Mawashi Geri Gaeshi.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0            Ibuki

The dog's ears perk up -- either it smelled something or heard something, but its head lifts up and he glances in some random direction as he stops walking. Mimiru arches a brow at Max's reaction and she says, "What's the matter, boy? Huh?"

The dog growls a bit and Mimiru turns her eyes in the same direction than the dog. She doesn't spot the ninja though before she actually speaks out. Mimiru blinks a few times as the girl speaks her name and she takes her hands out of her jacket.

Her lips curl into a wide grin as Ibuki carries on with the rest of her speech. Now this girl was talking Mimiru's langage : "Ahah! Is that so?! Well it won't be my blood that will be spilled here today!"

The girl gets into her combat stance, rising her fists up aggressively, ready for some brawling. "Come on, Mai Shiranui wanna-be! Show me what you can do!"

When Ibuki springs into action and dashes toward Mimiru, her dog growls but leaps out of the way. Obviously, it was used to this sort of things and doesn't seem like it will interfer in this fight.

When Ibuki leaps on Mimiru, the pink haired girl presses herself foward to grab Ibuki's leg with her right hand before it can kick her and she presses her left one hands Ibuki's neck. She forces herself against her to throw her off balance and she quickly turns on her heels, using her hold on Ibuki's body to swing her around and throw her off, using Ibuki's momentum to slam her away on the ground.

Mimiru grins and she says, "It's no use... You can't ambush the Stray Dog of Southtown! Ahah!"

As Ibuki feels Mimiru's hand grasp her leg, she wonders if perhaps she's been a little hasty. That feeling doesn't change when a hand is pressed against her neck and she's swung around and thrown off, before being slammed down to the ground. She hits hard, with a yelp of pain, that raises a small cloud of dust.

She's left there, hacking and coughing for a moment, within her grip, before a hand snakes up to attempt to grab her right beneath the armpit. "You did not." She coughs, and tries to pull forward, off-balance, attempting to use the momentum to free her. "Just call me." A palm strike lashes out to attempt a strike at the center of her chest. "A wannabe!"

The palm glows with azure chi for a moment, before she makes a fist, a spherical burst erupting with force enough to knock her opponent away if it hits home.

If all goes well, she leaps up to her feet, she isn't moving quite as confidently as before, as she moves back into a stance where one leg is extended forward, and one palm, "And lady, lemme tell you, I am /very/ good at taming stray dogs. So come on!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Ibuki's Raida.

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Mimiru           0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0            Ibuki

Mimiru manages to react swiftly when Ibuki attemtps to grapple her : she sweeps her arms against hers to prevent her from getting a hold of her. She barely has the time to move her arms in front of her chest to block the palm strike but the blast of chi knocks Mimiru back. Her feet slides in the dirt creating two trails in the ground.

The pink haired coughs and winces a bit and she straightens herself up, now only a few feet away from Ibuki. "Oh.. Sorry, I barely know anything about ninjas. Is it the less clothes you have the more badass you are? 'cause if that's the case you obviously have a long way to do," Mimiru teases.

Alas, she'll probably never learn : all it took was just one clean hit for her to get cocky. Her lips curl into a wide grin. "Oh yeah!? You're not the first one to try! And you won't be the first one to fail either!"

Mimiru sprints back toward Ibuki, closing in the distance rapidly. Flames gush out from her left leg as Mimiru swings it to give a powerful flame-empowered kick to Ibuki's midsection, meant to kick her upward some. She finishes her dash by bringing both of her hands over her head, joining them together as she tries to hammer down Ibuki right after the kick.

COMBATSYS: Ibuki dodges Mimiru's Heaven's Diminisher.

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Mimiru           0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0            Ibuki

You know it's an interesting thing, when someone starts to play head games with you. While outwardly angry from the teasing, Ibuki remained calm on the inside. Her arm remains hanging in the air for a moment, wisps of smoke rising off of it, before she puts her feet under her and springs upright. "Nope. You don't know a thing about ninjas. Did you encounter a kunoichi who was a little scantily clad or something?" She sighs, in a long-suffering way.

"Each ninja clan is pretty insular. In some the tradition is that kunoichi learn to 'distract' their foes." There's a sort of 'ahem' quality to the way she says distract, sort of like she's chiding her. As Mimiru dashes at her, she tries to time it as correctly as she can, before leaping high into the air. She feels the heat of the flames near her face, feels part of her long top knot get singed by just how close it was, marvelling at the woman's skill over flame chi in her mind.

Arms crossing over her chest, the arc of her leap takes her up and over her opponent like a diver. "Mine, we don't have that tradition, because my elders aren't perverts..." Her toes touch down upon the ground, she presses down on the heels, and immediately springs back upwards in a shallow leap with the intent of stomping down upon both of her shoulders. If all goes well, she'd attempt to use her as a spring board to take her up and away from that position, to land upon a higher level of the shanty town. " we just learn to kick butt!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Ibuki's Hien.

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Mimiru           0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0            Ibuki

Mimiru can't help but laugh at Ibuki's comment about ninja clans, "Ahah! Really!? Well, yours certainly isn't about ambush!" Her lips curl into a wide grin, obviously pleased with herself despite her failed assault. When Ibuki leaps over her head, Mimiru leaps to the side and rolls into a low crouch to avoid Ibuki's shoulder stomping.

"Perhaps you should try that out! Beside you're half-way done, showing all the hips and all. Pfft, ninjas... More like kinky ninja," Mimiru then lunges back at Ibuki and she swings her fist in an attempt to hit Ibuki's face. "I bet you even got that move where you scissor my head with your legs, don't you!?"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Ibuki with Medium Punch.

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Mimiru           0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0            Ibuki

Fast. And Ibuki was quite impressed by her speed, as her feet hit nothing but air, before she springs away. And yet before she could blink, Mimiru was there, with a fist aimed at her face. She tries to bob her head to the side, ducking down her whole body, but catches it to the chin, in her half mask.

The sheer force of it rocks her back on her heels, momentarily sending her down to her knees, where she brushes a hand against her chin in both pain and frustration. "This wasn't a real ambush. This is a tournament match. It'd be unfair if I just started throwing kunai at you from nowhere, wouldn't it?" Internally, however, she just tries to remain calm.

Moving forward suddenly, quickly enough that her after images blur, she tries to get a grip on Mimiru's jacket, then turns suddenly to try to throw her over her shoulder in a quick toss intended to throw her off balance. "And I'm not kinky! I'm just not ashamed to show off a /little/ skin!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Ibuki's Quick Throw.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0            Ibuki

"Ahah! Got bitten by one of your dog before, huh? I'm not tamed that easily!" Mimiru says in triumph after she has managed to get another clean hit on Ibuki's face. She beams proudly and cracks her knuckles.

"I guess -- that's a good thing, I don't fight dirty, you've at least had the courage to show up in my face and fight me," Once Ibuki rushes to her, Mimiru attempts to step back but she's not fast enough. Ibuki gets a hold of her jacket and, instead of trying to fight back, Mimiru lets Ibuki grab her and throw her off.

She instead uses her jujitsu techniques to lessen pain of the landing, rolling with it when she falls to the ground. She grunts a bit in pain from the impact nonethless, the impact kicking up some dust as she finds herself on her back.

"A little? How does that help in a fight if it's not some ninja trick, huh?" Mimiru tries to get back on her feet, but before that she gives a low sweeping kick to Ibuki in an attempt to trip her.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Ibuki with Light Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Mimiru           0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1            Ibuki

Not only is Ibuki tripped, but she hits the ground, hard on her tailbone with a whoompf as she exhales at the wrong time, and suddenly has all the air leave her lungs. She lays there, coughing for a moment, before her hips, which are being shamed here, turn like wheel on an axle before she plants them underneath her in a movement not unlike breakdancing.

Taking one deep breath, after another, she falls back into a cautious stance, wondering if perhaps she isn't outmatched, but having the tenacity to not admit that to herself.. "It helps with having freedom of movement for..."

Advancing a bit more slowly than before, she balances on one leg. The other suddenly curls up against her body, before lashing out, azure streamers trailing in the wake of a trio of whirlwind kicks. The first two are aimed at her mid-section, before the leg she balances on drops down and the last is aimed at her shin. "...techniques like this!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Ibuki's Tsumuji.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1            Ibuki

It's all a matter of adrenaline that's been keeping Mimiru's senses on high alert. It had been a while since she had the chance to fight and it's obvious she's quite excited to finally get some action.

The pink haired girl rises to her feet once she tripped Ibuki and she takes a step back to wait for her to recover. When Ibuki gets back on her feet, Mimiru's already waiting for her : she swiftly moves to the side to avoid the kicks, dancing along with the flurry of blows to avoid the ones aimed for her midsection and she leaps to avoid the avoid the last kick.

Mimiru tries to push herself against the Kunochi, her arms reaching out for her dogi to get a hold of it. If she suceeds, Mimiru will plant a foot to Ibuki's chest and she'll roll on her back to throw Ibuki over her head and send her flying.

COMBATSYS: Ibuki dodges Mimiru's Medium Throw.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1            Ibuki

It's a funny feeling, having one's self tested like this. Part of her mind feels like she should have done more research on her opponent, but she was trying to concentrate on something else, like finals. Now however, her mind is fully focused upon the fight, being too tenacious to allow herself to realize that she's possibly outmatched here.

She isn't quite into the rhythm of the fight, but she begins her own dance of expert footwork the moment that Mimiru tries to slip into her guard. Just as Mimiru's arms reach out, Ibuki moves to side step, in a blur of movement, Mimiru's hand catching her Dogi with enough purchase to perhaps momentarily confuse whether she's actually gotten a good hold or not. "I've been bitten by my raccoon dogs plenty of times..."

She then moves inside of her instep with a single foot. Her other leg whips up to try to smash her knee into the center of her abdomen. "...I'm too stubborn to know when one can't be tamed!"

COMBATSYS: Ibuki successfully hits Mimiru with Light Kick.

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Mimiru           0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Ibuki

Mimiru grunts a bit as Ibuki slips out of her grasp and she ends up unable to get a good hold to perform her throw. All of her focus is on trying to grab her and it leaves Mimiru open for Ibuki's kick.

The pink haired girl flinches from the pain, the knee smash to her abdomen making her bend over some. She winces and takes a step back from Ibuki, one arm curling up around her midsection to rub her abdomen. She takes a few steps back and tries to regain her bearing so she doesn't let another attack like that slip through her guard, "Ahah... Poor girl, you think you'd succeed where so many others failed, huh?" She says, her cocky smile getting back on her lips.

Mimiru swings her fist up over her head, crimson flames flaring up suddenly from her forearm, "You'll get more than a few bites from me though! Better give up before you'll regret it!"

Mimiru then leaps in Ibuki's direction and she swings her fist right into the ground near Ibuki's fist. When her fist connects with the ground, the crimson flames quickly bursts upward like a geyser. The blazing inferno widespread meant to engulf Ibuki within its fierce embrace.

COMBATSYS: Ibuki dodges Mimiru's Defiance.

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Mimiru           0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Ibuki

Ibuki has to think that her confidence isn't unfounded, as she's had her 'on the ropes' for this entire fight. And yet, too stubborn to give up, when Mimiru's fist begins to burst with crimson flames, Ibuki begins to move, just as she dashes at her, and swings her fist at the ground. The kunoichi begins a side cartwheel, which stops the moment her palms hit the ground, balancing right in that position on a single palm.

The flames are hot enough that she feels like her back is being seared simply by being in this position. "Nope, I barely even know who you are." So obsessed with ordinary girl things, she didn't actually follow the news on the fighting circuit or knew that she was facing a belt holder.

As the flames die, she pushes off of her palm, towards Mimiru, with one leg extended towards the center of her chest. "If you haven't figured it out though, I don't give up, no matter how stacked the odds against me might be!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru fails to counter Medium Kick from Ibuki with Ippon Seoi Nage.

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Mimiru           0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1            Ibuki

Mimiru rises back to her feet after the massive blast of flames she did. She pants softly, slowly feeling the exortion of this battle on her. Though hearing Ibuki's voice she knows the other ninja must have found a way to avoid the blaze.

She gets into her combat posture and when Ibuki pushes herself at her, Mimiru lunges back at her in an attempt to hit before before she does. She gets her hands on Ibuki's dogi and moves her other attemp to block the blow, in a similar fashion that she did before. However, it seems Ibuki's faster this time as Mimiru's hand fails to stop the blow and she manages to kick her and shove her off with her foot right for Mimiru's chest.

The pink haired girl growls in pain, the hit knocking the wind out of her lungs as it causes her to stagger back from the force of the blow. Mimiru pants loudly and she spits on the ground, her arms clenching against her chest to try and make the pain fade off.

Ibuki breathes a sigh of relief as she feels her foot make contact, as she notes that the grasping hand slipped off. That had been close, too close. Her opponent was a very good technical fighter, and had she been even a split second slower that could have ended in disaster.

The moment the foot makes contact, she pushes off of it, performing a full on flip in mid-air, before landing, sand shifting backwards in a crowd. Heart pumping, adrenaline racing, she doesn't capitalize upon her opponent's sudden vulnerable spot with anything all too fancy.

Instead she dashes in, turning at her hips to aim a palm strike right at Mimiru's chin. There's no quip, no attempt at a half-witty remark this time. Just pure focus upon defeating an opponent which seems indomitable.

COMBATSYS: Ibuki successfully hits Mimiru with Medium Punch.

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Mimiru           1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1            Ibuki

Just a few seconds ago it felt like Mimiru had this. The pink haired girl barely has the time to realize what is going on that Ibuki's really right on her and she smacks her right under the chin.

The girl attempts to block the blow but fails to be quick enough to do it. It knocks her off her feet and sends her a few feet away, causing her to fall and roll into her back rather ungracefully. Mimiru growls a bit with frustration, spitting by her side a bit of blood, still dazed from that blow she's got. After the last two assault she's gotten, the indomitable Stray Dog seems definately more docile than she was before.

"Alright!" She shouts with obvious anger in her voice, "Now this is getting serious!" She screams as she gets to her feet, flames bursting out from her forearms. There was an obvious lack of focus as she channels the flames through her forearms. She brings both forearms over her chest and swings them, hurling a cross-shaped blast of flame in Ibuki's direction.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Ibuki with Balefire.

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Mimiru           1/-----==/=======|=======\=====--\1            Ibuki

The Kunoichi realizes that perhaps, this was getting a little out of hand. As her opponent starts to scream, rather than trying to follow up on the attack, she skips backwards a few paces warily. Whenever someone stated that they were getting serious. It was a fairly good indication that something serious was in fact coming.

Seeing the flame burst out of Mimiru's forearms, she tries to move serpentine backwards with each skipping step. Like in her battle with Ash, she expected a fireball. As soon as the gout of flame comes, she leaps diagonally. Which is when she realized her mistake. It strikes her dead on in the center of the chest, and while it's already burning, she tries to muffle in the shriek of panic. Instead of continuing her leap, she folds down, tucks, and rolls to the ground, where she rolls upon it, beating out the flames before they can cause too serious damage to her or her dogi.

When she gets up, breath heaving like the bellows, she appears rather calm again, but in her eyes, one can see the pain she's in. A hand moves to her chest. Her opposite hand whips out, hurling a sliver of metal at her opponent. While her aim may be a bit off from the immolation, she tries to catch one of her opponent's limbs in the throw of a kunai. "Then I'd best get more serious myself."

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Ibuki's Kunai.

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Mimiru           1/-----==/=======|=======\=====--\1            Ibuki

The blast of flames give Mimiru just what she wanted : a bit of space to allow her to regain her bearings. It didn't take much in a battle to get overwhelmed. Her body ached from the previous mistakes she did and Mimiru knows that further mistakes could prove to be fatal for her.

Time for Mimiru's second wind : the fatigue she had seems to be ignored for now, drawing into her inner reserves to carry on and push herself further into this. Mimiru rushes toward Ibuki, swiftly sliding and side-stepping to avoid the thrown kunais.

"Let's get this over with!" Mimiru shouts as she leaps toward Ibuki to make up the distance between them. She lifts her arms over her head, the flames shrouding her foreams. She swings them both down in an attempt to cleave Ibuki with a large flame blade, unleashing all the remaining flames in her forearm in that blast.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Ibuki with Firebrand.

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Mimiru           1/----===/=======|=======\=======\1            Ibuki

Not entirely surprised when her throw went wide, due to the amount of pain she's in, she's also not entirely surprised when she sees more flames. A bit scared at the thought of getting caught inside of them again, she back peddles, but underestimates the length of the blade as it descends.

It catches her in the left shoulder. Her scream is loud for a moment, before she clamps down, grits her teeth, controls the impulse to give in to the pain.

A moment after she connects, she's turning her back to her opponent, and dashing away, her opposite hand beating out the flames on her left shoulder. After the initial intense searing pain, it began to feel numb, like the nerve impulses weren't firing inside of it, but she tries to ignore any possible implications.

It moved, that was enough. In her backwards retreat, she springs into the air, and turns around like some sort of aerial ballet dancer, "I'm just getting started! Ninjitsuuuuu...." In her hands were numerous kunai. She doesn't throw them quite straight. Instead, she puts some spin on her wrist, flinging one whirling kunai after another at Mimiru on her descent, "...Kasumi Suzaku!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru manages to escape Ibuki's Kasumi Suzaku!

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Mimiru           1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0            Ibuki

The flames seem finally gone from her forearms -- at least for the time being. Mimiru falls on her legs after she felt her flame blade licking Ibuki's shoulders. Her lips curl into a wide grin as she seems to have managed turn the tide, "Right on! Got enough of the Stray Dog?" Mimiru asks, growing cocky again.

When Ibuki takes some distance and starts throwing the kunais at her once more, the pink haired girl's body twists and she ducks in attempts to get out of the way. The kunais pass fly her dangerously, enough that if it weren't for her luck she would have obviously gotten cut by them.

In the end though, they end up slicing through Mimiru's clothings as they graze her and Mimiru manages to barely escape the injuries from the flurry of Kunais. The last few ones catch denser part of Mimiru's jacket and pins Mimiru's arm against an old wooden sign, "What the..."

Mimiru growls and she pulls her arm in an attempt to free herself from this. Alas, the kunais seem stuck hard into the wooden post and Mimiru's swing literally cause to uproot the sign, leaving it stuck to her arm.

She swings it around but it refuses to let go of her arm for now. The added weight definately makes her unbalanced and hinders her quite a lot. She drags it with her and attempts to close up the distance, but she's obviously more clumsy now, even if she constantly tries to shake it off from her arm.

"Come back here you little, slippery ninja!" She shouts. A quick focuses cause a burst of flames that sends Mimiru flying in the air. Mimiru jumps and tries to cover up the distance, opting for a flying kick at Ibuki.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Ibuki with Light Kick.

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Mimiru           1/----===/=======|=======\=====--\1            Ibuki

It would be easy to blame her injuries for her missed aim, but it would be making excuses entirely. Mimiru was resourceful, and managed to fend them all off by an improvised uprooting of an old sign. It was beyond impressive. She watches the last Kunai sprout out of it like a blossoming flower, just as her feet touch the ground.

Slippery? She could be, but right now, she was feeling tired, feeling the edges of fatigue hitting her. Not as quick perhaps as before, she gets caught off guard by her opponent using her flames to lift her into the air, to cover the distance more quickly. The kick hits her right in the ribs, sending her sprawling, raising a cloud of dust in her wake as she rolls on the ground, away from her opponent, and is still.

Perhaps she wasn't as stubborn as she claimed.

That is until she coughs, moaning in pain as she places a palm beneath her, sne rises, glaring at her. Her breath rasps out unsteadily, as she rises, "I-If slippery is supposed to sting then, I think..." She takes a moment to pat herself off, "...I think you just insulted yourself."

The kunoichi suddenly moves, a hitch in her first step that isn't present in her next, ignoring the burning pain in her side, as she moves forward, serpent quick at Mimiru. She had no other weapons, save one. It might seem almost predictable to her foe. As she attempts to grasp under her arm pit, and twist her shoulder, before driving her... elbow into her mid-section.

What happens next, if Mimiru gets caught by it, is that she feels a surge of energy, a moment before she's caught in a spherical burst that would envelop them both. It dissipates an instant later. And yet, if she caught hold, then Ibuki wouldn't let go. "Be careful, my ultimate attacks...." If all goes well, she pushes forward with the elbow, in one moment, letting go with her other hand. That hand shoots backwards, fingers spreading as they gather azure chi between them. "...can break your heart!"

That hand then drives against the fist of the arm holding the elbow strike there, the energy moving down her forearm, into the elbow. The energy tries to lance through Mimiru before enveloping her in another powerful blast of chi. It was like an energy tanto, wielded by the samurai of old, meant to pierce even the strongest of defenses. "YOROITOSHI!"

COMBATSYS: Ibuki successfully hits Mimiru with Yoroitoshi.

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Mimiru           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0            Ibuki

Mimiru langs rather clumsily after that drop kick she delivered to Ibuki. She staggers a bit and swings her arm about, trying to get that post out of the way so it stops hindering her in such a way. "What!? No! I didn't..." She says, glancing back at Ibuki and glaring at her.

The distraction from the wooden post on her arm allows Ibuki to reach out for her rather easily and prevents Mimiru from defending herself well. Even if it wasn't for the post, Ibuki's speed was quite remarkable and it would have been hard on its own to pull off.

The smack to her midsection makes Mimiru grunt in pain, giving Ibuki the opportunity to grab her more easily.

The surge of energy makes Mimiru scream in pain, her body growing a bit limp from the surge of chi, allowing Ibuki to follow up with ease, another blast of chi that knocks her back. Mimiru falls on her back, rolling back and forth a few times on the ground rather painfully so.

She manages to get back to her feet rather painfully so, wobbling almost. She feels her consciousness slowly slipping, her pride the last thing that actually keeps her going and that allows her to stay on her feet.

She coughs out some blood and uses her remaining energy to give Ibuki all she has remaining. Her attack might not break hearts, but she can probably break her bones with it if she manages to get to her!

The girl clumsily lunges at Ibuki, swinging her valid fist for Ibuki's midsection. If the fist connects, all of Mimiru's remaining forces will be used to channel a powerful explosion and blast meant to engulf Ibuki into an incredible torrents of flames.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru can no longer fight.

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Ibuki            0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Ibuki parries Mimiru's Scarlet Slaughter!

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Ibuki            0/-------/------=|

And after that finally fists, Mimiru just crumbles down to the ground.

Sometimes, when the adrenaline is coursing through one's veins and arteries, one reaches a combat high. As a great deal of her chi is driven straight into her opponent, she feels an edge of fatigue which only steadily grows, moment by moment. The numerous blows and injuries she feels are enough that she feels like she's going to swoon any moment now, the second all of that epinephrine stops driving her to her limit.

She stands there for a split second after the blow falls, relieved that it connected, taking one heavy breath as her opponent coughs out some blood. For a moment she was convinced that it was over. She was completely wrong.

Ibuki sees the lunge coming at her, at the last moment. She feels the surge of energy within her opponent. She knows that if it strikes her, she may be done for, any victory she achieved by striking with her heartbreaking attack would be entirely pyrrhic in nature.

With the last surge of her adrenaline, she pirouettes into her guard, like a ballet dancer, one hand shooting out to touch the forearm, just to make it a trifle wide, her back turned to her. With the power her opponent gathered in her arms, even this light shove to the arm strains her to her limit, and beyond.

The flames spew everywhere beyond the two, in a great torrent like a flamethrower, turning some of the sand into glass, and nearly lighting some of the shantytown on fire. When it's finished, the kunoichi feebly raises a fist, intending to strike her with a backfist to the face. She connects with only air, feeling her opponent's arm slip away as she falls to the ground.

A moment later, the kunoichi is on her knees as well, panting, as she rips away her half-mask, gulping down air as if it were water.

With that finished, she puts two fingers to her opponent's neck, and checks for a beat, relieved when she feels it. Putting a hand to her collar, she begins to drag the stray dog over into the shade, stumbling and falling once as she does so. She laughs, but it's not out of some boast, but simply marvelled by the fact that she survived this fight. Getting up again on shaky legs, she continues until Mimiru is at least in the shade.

She then whips out a cell phone, dialing a phone number, surprised when she actually has any sort of connection out here. "H-Hey. At the 'Gates of Styx', need some m-medics here." She glances over to her unconscious foe, "Try to be q-quick yeah, I'm really messed up too." She closes it, then slumps down upon the building, staring for a while at her opponent's dog. "Nothing to do but wait now b-boy. She'll be okay." Her eyes lid, then shut entirely, "Still m-mad she called me a wannabe though." She mumbles.

Log created on 20:15:53 12/12/2014 by Ibuki, and last modified on 13:04:44 12/13/2014.