IHST - Inter-High School Tournament: May vs Rocket

Description: While May's Gorin credentials may be a bit suspect, the rivalry between Gedo and Gorin definitely ignites as she and Rocket face off on the Gorin grounds. The streets meet the high seas in a brutal test of mettle. (Winner: May, DKO)



"INTRODUCING!!" Comes the excited call of the announcer as hundreds of students from all over the schools have gathered to watch yet another exciting match of the Inter-School Martial Arts Tournament. His voice echoing over the cheers of the young crowd.

"Weighing 92 pounds and just over five feet! This young representative of Gorin High is not to be underestimated! President of the Navigation Club! In the Red Corner!"


"Hey." One of the Gorin students asks another next to him. "You ever heard of someone named May here?"

"Nope." Answers the other. "Do we even have a navigation club?"

Both just shrug.

May has pretty much just done the bare minimum to pose as a Gorin High student. She stole a school uniform and signed a registration sheet. And that's pretty much it. If she weren't so excited about the possibility of earning a huge prize for beating a bunch of 'landlubbers's as she puts it, she might be slightly suspicious of how easy it was to enter. Fortunately she's too over eager to fight to notice anything around her and she dashes into the arena spinning her massive anchor over her head and waving to the crowd in the process.

"Ahoy, me hearties!!" She laughs "Arr har har!! I hope yer ready to see a real salty sea dog in action!!"

And yes, even though she's dressed in a sailor fuku uniform, she's still wearing her massive pirate tricorn hat with the Jolly Roger symbol on her head.

"And her opponent!"

Her name doesn't even have to be announced before the Gorin students in the crowd have already started to boo Rocket's arrival. She comes skating into the ring set up in the Gorin courtyard, headphones blaring, spinning and powersliding to a stop across from May, and throws up two victory Vs. It hasn't been all that long since Rocket was last here, and word certainly got around about the rollerblader from Gedo who defaced the very Olympic ring inlays that the fight is taking place over. Someone from Gedo had suggested this fight be set here, in front of the Olympic torch statue, as a way of giving a home field morale advantage - but in this context, it's probably more like a time bomb waiting to go off. Especially with a good number of Gedo students turning up to support Rocket.

"In the blue corner, weighing in at two hundred pounds, it's Gedo High's Princess, Rina "Rocket" O'Reilly!"

The booing from the Gorin crowd escalates, only to be matched by a roar from the Gedo crew in attendance. Both hands still raised, Rocket turns them over, tucking in her index fingers - and is suddenly making a rather rude gesture. The noise all around gets louder, and the teachers posted around the crowd are hard pressed to keep the tension from overflowing into the ring. Rocket lowers her arms and turns to face May with a grin. One that's quickly replaced by a perplexed look as she eyes the anchor.

"Wait, are those even allowed? Are you from the drama club or something?"

The announcer's voice cuts in. "R-right! Let's get this underway then! THREE... TWO... ONE... FIGHT!"

As soon as she hears the word 'fight' over the hip-hop in her headphones, Rocket pushes off on her skates, draws back a fist and flies right at May, aiming a solid punch right at the pirate girl's head.

COMBATSYS: May has started a fight here.

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May              0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Rocket has joined the fight here.

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Rocket           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              May

COMBATSYS: Rocket successfully hits May with Medium Punch.

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Rocket           0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0              May

May perks up at all the booing to her opponent. Uh oh, is this some kind of grudge match or something? To say that May should have done her research is an understatement, and never mind that when asked for which school she was representing she crossed a box out at random, some modicum of curiosity for her competition would have been ideal.

But! May is a pirate through and through, and she knows that she who does not dare, does not win!

"Oh! Thar she blows!" Calls May as her opponent arrives in the ring, and the bell signals the start of the fight not soon after. "Oh what, already?" Taken slightly off guard by the speed of everything, including the speed of her opponent using skates, May takes the blow to her forehead causing her to stagger back.

She shakes her head and blinks rapidly, grinning wildly. "Arr har har!! Nice sea legs ye got there, matey!!"

Too good, no doubt! Because May suddenly swings her massive anchor at Rocket's kneecaps to cut her legs right from under her with great speed! Maybe that anchor really is a prop...

COMBATSYS: Rocket blocks May's Aqua Rolling EX.

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Rocket           0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0              May

Rocket can just barely make out what May is on about over the music blasting her eardrums. One of her eyebrows quirks slightly upward as she shakes out the hand she just smacked May with.

"Yeeep, definitely drama club. Cool! So that means the anchor is -"

She angles her leg so that the anchor hits the protective surface of the kneepad. When it does, her eyes go wide, and she slides backward on her wheels.

Yep. That anchor is definitely real.

"H-holy fuck! You gotta be kidding me!"

Well, if the girl is strong enough to swing something that heavy around, Rocket decides that she'd rather stay at a safe distance for now. As she continues to coast backward, the skater holds her hands out to either side, blue chi energy gathering in her palms.

"Screw that noise! Rocket shot!"

Jumping into the air, she claps her palms together, the collected energy igniting between them and flying at the pirate in the shape of a blue ball of flame. The release of energy sends Rocket back toward the edge of the ring.

COMBATSYS: May blocks Rocket's Rocket Shot.

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Rocket           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0              May


"Arr har har!!" May doesn't seem to care that Rocket can't hear her over her headphones, the pirate act is as much for the crowd as it is for her. That is why she laughs heartily when her anchor hits the skates of her opponent and forces her to be in the defensive, skating away from the small pirate girl.

"Where are ye going!? Come back 'ere!!" As May begins to give chase, there's an incoming wave of blue energy shot by her opponent, causing the buccaneer to skid to a halt and bring her anchor up to block it. The shot bounces off the metal and May peers over her improvised weapon, frowning a bit when she sees what kind of game is Rocket playing.

"Oi" She yells at her as she draws her massive anchor back. "Have a taste of me salty dog!!"

That motion is exactly what onlookers are thinking. May is winding up her anchor and then /hurling/ it at Rocket, the massive thing spinning in the air as it sails towards its target.

COMBATSYS: Rocket instinctively dodges May's Don't Miss It!.

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Rocket           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0              May

"Taste your - wha? Ew, no! I'm not a dog licker!" Apparently Rocket can at least make out some of what's being said - although that may be attributable to the boisterous manner in which she's being addressed. "That one time was a /dare/ dammit!"

As the anchor sails spinning toward her, she crouches, then leaps into the air, tucking and twisting her body away from May as she does so. As the anchor flies under her, at the apex of her ascent, she swings her legs up, back facing toward the pirate girl, and extends her hands again. Another bolt of blue energy flies from her hands, aimed toward the sky - and this time, the kinetic backlash boosts Rocket straight at May by the seat of her padded skating shorts.


COMBATSYS: May interrupts Reverse Thruster from Rocket with May Dynamic EX.

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Rocket           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0              May

"Yar har har! That be a new one, it be!!" May cackles even when Rocket sails right over her thrown anchor, finding it rather amusing to hear that accidental slip from Rocket over a misunderstanding of pirate lingo. "Ne'er have a lay me eyes on a licker of scurvy dogs such as ye!"

Although it looks like May is more concerned over the theatrics rather than fighting, there is probably more to the little pirate girl than it appears. Even if she is currently addressing the crowd instead of putting attention to the incoming Rocket heading straight for her head, this is in reality all part of her scheme.

Because that thrown anchor of hers bounces on the ground and ricochets back right towards May's hands!

Oh and look, she's just in time to catch the descending Rocket.

"Harr!!" May brings an arm up to cushion the blow with her left forearm, and as Rocket is is bouncing from her attack, she swings her massive anchor with a wiiiide arch and /smashes/ it right on the top of Rocket's skull, flattening her on the ground.

"Arr!! The day 'tis ripe for plunder! Har har har!!!"

As she crashes into May only to have her momentum arrested by the pirate's forearm, Rocket is caught off-guard by the counter-attack and walloped with that anchor. Yep, it's definitely real. Luckily, it hits Rocket's head and not something that she's likely to make use of. The cyan-haired girl faceplants spread-eagle on the ground with a groan, taking just a moment.

"I'll... I'll hoist your mainsail!" she yells as she rolls over, planting her hands on the ground and flipping forward toward May. As she does, she swings both legs out, the wheels of her skates igniting with blue energy as she twists her body into a spin, the whirling motion aiming a series of burning skate-powered kicks at her opponent.

"Orbit breaker!"

Once the assault is done, she intends to flip back away from May to land on her skates.

COMBATSYS: Rocket successfully hits May with Orbit Breaker.

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Rocket           1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1              May

"Aye!!" May always seems elated when people get into the pirate mood and smiles giddily, even as Rocket pries herself out of the ground to attack her. "Now ye be talking like a pirate, matey!!"

The exchange is brief and May's facial features quickly lose their winsomeness, returning to that fierce grin she sports when fighting. She recklessly charges into the spinning attack and takes a skate to the face causing her to be pushed back a few steps. "HUARG!!" The girl cries out and clenches her teeth, charging /again/ into attack, very determined to get inside Rocket's guard one way or another.

"Well, shiver me timbers!" Says May as she readies her anchor. "I got a few moves for stormy seas of me own!"

Cranking her anchor back again, May follows Rocket's example of spinning wildly. She jumps into the skater and stretches her anchor wide out as she spins quickly on her heel, aiming to smash her giant weapon right into Rocket's body.

COMBATSYS: May dazes Rocket with Super Screaming Ultimate Spinning Whirlwind!

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Rocket           1/-======/=======|===----\-------\0              May

When the pirate comes charging in, anchor spinning, Rocket tries to slip the attack, frantically backpedalling. She's not fast enough, though, and the anchor catches her full in the gut, lifting her off her skates and swinging her around. The skater's eyes go wide, the expression on her face sickened as she flies off of the anchor, landing on one skate and still spinning wildly in place. At some point during the collision her ballcap ends up flying off to land near the edge of the ring.

"Hnnngh! I'm... I'm okay... yeah..."

Finally managing to force herself to brake, Rocket wobbles on her skates unsteadily for a moment, then lurches toward May. Both arms reach out toward the girl, trying to grab hold of her. Rocket looks like she may be about to fall over... but the intent is to lock her arms around May's middle and use the pirate girl to break her fall by bodyslamming May in the process.

COMBATSYS: May endures Rocket's Medium Throw.

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Rocket           1/=======/=======|======-\-------\0              May

Hey, looks like some one wants a hug.

May walks over towards Rocket as she wobbles in her direction, arms spread out as if she was trying to embrace her. The move is so curious that May actually stands still and lets her collide right into her causing her to grunt. "Oof!!" She does dig her heels in though, forcing Rocket to come to a full stop by pressing her chest back at her. "Are yer bilges flooded, matey??" Calls the sea dog of a pirate girl once she manages to shove the skater back.

"Not the time to be showing yer love to the Cap'n!" May is not her usual friendly self when in the middle of a fight, particularly when there's booty involved! Once she puts enough distance away from skater to give herself some arm room, the pirate girl raises her anchor and smashes the butt of the improvised weapon on Rocket's forehead.

COMBATSYS: Rocket blocks May's Weapon Jab.

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Rocket           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|======-\-------\0              May

Bilges flooded? Showing her love? The words from May seem to have Rocket off-balance as much as the pounding she's been taking from that anchor. As she's pushed away from May, she takes a moment, raising her hands in a rather sloppy version of her usual defensive Kenpo stance. Her eyes seem a bit unfocused, looking in May's general direction but seeming to be staring right through her.

"Yeah, well... I'll... make you swab... the plank? No, what was I -"

And then, purely on instinct, one gloved hand snaps up to catch the butt of the anchor right before it can smash into her face. The impact is still enough to push her back on her skates. Rocket blinks twice, then flashes a grin. Her eyes are suddenly not only back in focus, but bright and clear despite the wear the battle has been taking on the rest of her body.

"Oh yeah!"

Then suddenly she's swooping in, attempting to slip around May's anchor and grab the girl's waist with both hands.

"This is for Gedo! Time to BLAST OFF!"

If she can manage to get hold of the pirate, she'll carry the girl up into the air as she leaps, spinning before throwing her toward the ground and chasing the slam with a big blast of burning blue chi. The recoil from the blast would send Rocket spinning further into the air before stretching out and falling down to try and land across May's body with a body splash.

COMBATSYS: May blocks Rocket's Blast Off.

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Rocket           0/-------/-----<<|=======\==-----\1              May

"Ye wanna swab me plank?" May's eyes widen with impish childish delight. For being such a little kid she seems to be awfully dirty minded, not to mention extremely gruff. But living most of your life in the streets and fending for yourself will do that to you, and that's not even counting that she's 100 percent believes she's a fully authentic pirate.

"HAR HAR HAR!" She throws her head back in a belly laugh as Rocket staggers back from the deflected blow. "That was a good one." The pirate girl brushes her eyes, aah.. she really does love being a pirate.

But what's this? Just as Rocket looked like she was on her last legs, her eyes grow wild and she's blasting right towards May with incredibly speed. "Arr! This one's had too much grog, me thinks--OFF!!" Caught in mid speech, May is hauled upwards to the sky and then flung into the ground with a massive ball of chi that slams her back first into the ground. "Hrrg!" She manages to recover quickly though and opens her eyes just as Rocket is coming down on her with a belly flop, bringing her knees and placing her anchor horizontally across her body to cushion the blow. "Hrrgg!!" Grunting some more, May pushes the skater away from on top of her and jumps back to her feet.

"Bollocks! Get off me ship already, will yeh!?" Declares the buccaneer as she goes for another big swing of her anchor right for the side of Rocket's head. "Time to take the wind off yer sails!"

COMBATSYS: May successfully hits Rocket with Restive Rolling.

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Rocket           0/-------/-<<<<<<|=======\===----\1              May

Rocket is on her skates again quickly after the body splash, pushing herself upright and bringing her hands back up in a defensive guard. She's flashing teeth at first, but her grin fades when May proves to still be able to stand after her assault. In fact, not only able to stand, but swinging that big friggin' anchor right at Rocket's head again.

"I'm not going anywhere near your ship, except to sink i-!!"


The anchor smacking across her head shuts her up, causing her to glare at May before charging in, still running on pure adrenalin. "Rude, dude! Polly don't want none of your crackers, Jack!" It's likely - very likely - that the skater's ship is sailing at half mast after the blow. Nonetheless, she careens toward May, aiming to drive an elbow pad into the other girl, then grab one of May's arms to throw her to the ground, following up with a burst of blue chi.

And then, successful or not, Rocket will just incoherently muse, "Poopdeck," keel over and crash to the ground. Adrenalin can only carry you so far, after all.

COMBATSYS: Rocket can no longer fight.

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May              1/----===/=======|

COMBATSYS: May interrupts Afterburner from Rocket with Ultimate Whiner.
-* WILD HIT! *-

COMBATSYS: May can no longer fight.

Okay then.. now it's May's turn to be confused. Looks like she may have hit Rocket a lot harder than she intended because the salty pirate girl actually takes one step back and gives the skater a wide eyed look of confusion when she starts babbling out gibberish that somewhat resembles pirate speech. "I think I need a new cabin girl!" May calls to the audience. "This one's split."

However, it seems that Rocket's adrenaline is of real nautical proportion if she's still attacking her even after that blow to the head. "Yarr.." May braces herself, no way to steer her ship one or the other..

Just forward!

"YAAARRR!!!" The tiny pirate girl *SMASHES* her own forehead into the incoming elbow smash and holds Rocket back with the handle of her anchor when she tries to push her down to the ground and shoot her. A pirate's rage is a real scary thing, even if its in the body of a tiny girl, because May actually shoves Rocket down to the ground when the girl's adrenaline ends and raises her anchor up high in the air.

The wiser in the audience avert their eyes.

"GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!" Call it Buccaneer's rage, May brings her anchor down on Rocket's fallen body over and over and over again with a resounding *KLANG* noise each time the metal strikes the fallen girl.

Holy shit, is May really from Gorin? Because that's the kind of attitude you'd expect to come from Gedo.

But in the end, for all her ruthless pirate antics, May really is just a little girl, and she doesn't have the endurance of a full grown pirate. She rests her anchor point down on the ground, wheezing in exhaustion, and realizes with great regret that her legs are shaken.

"Heh..." She glances down at Rocket with an exhausted smile. "I guess.. I'll see you... in Davy Jones' locker.... matey.."

And the she flops on the ground too, heavy anchor falling at her side.

Log created on 15:33:40 12/23/2014 by Rocket, and last modified on 01:09:52 12/25/2014.