Flight of the Soaring Spirit - [FSS:Week 2] INFERNO IN THE RING

Description: Normally when a wrestler steps into the ring, they main threat to their safety is whether or not they're able to pin their opponent; in Hardcore wrestling, the ring is often a threat in itself. For this brutal battle, the moment BFW's own Snakebite enters the ring to face down with the Spanish bruiser Mila, the heat will be turned on full blast as the edge of the ring is set ablaze for an Inferno Match! A pin isn't good enough, the only way to win this match is to put your opponent out of the ring through the flames!

COMBATSYS: Chloe has started a fight here.

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Chloe            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Mila has joined the fight here.

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Chloe            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Mila

In the world of fighting, you have to learn to fight under some of the most adverse circumstances. The MMA circuit is one of those cases where you have to be ready for difficult fights in the octagon. And outside of the octagon, there are plenty of fights waiting to happen at any time, some of which may have less-than-orthodox settings and/or rules. And in a situation like this, it's really going to be a hot fight, with all the flames and what not. But for Mila, it's just another extreme fight that should push her to the extremes while showing what true adversity is about.

She's taken the time to hydrate herself in advance, since there's no water allowed in the fighting area, and she's taken the time to stretch and warm up, although the latter seems rather redundant because of how hot it's going to be in there. After she's done, she makes her way into the ring itself and does a few last minute stretches while waiting for her opponent. "This is going to be one crazy fight, but I'm ready for it!" She thinks to herself aloud.

Chloe, on the other hand, is a wrestler. Wrestling comes with the expectation that some of your matches will be weird, biased against you (or in your favour), especially violent, or all of the above.

Chloe isn't sure which one this counts as. She's leaning toward #1 and #3.

Chloe - Snakebite - arrives right on time, keeping her preparations out of Mila's sight - and herself, because sometimes crowds don't react well to her appearance. She is wearing something new: a pair of tight shorts, a cutoff top, both in green. Her tail is out and uncoiled, and her eyes are looking particularly yellow in the light. There is a patch of natural-looking scales just above her tail on her spine, too; it's an area of her back Chloe hasn't shown before.

Chloe steps into the ring before they light the fire. She gives Mila a very slight grin, showing teeth. "You'd better be," she says. "Because you're up against me!" She's a member of Brute Force Wrestling, the group supporting a lot of this, so it's not like she's unknown.

When Mila looks up, she stops and stares for a moment. Is this woman for real? Is that real skin or is she just in a costume of some kind? It looks real, but with the way things are in this day and age, it's hard to tell. "You... you're that wrestler 'Snakebite,' aren't you?" She asks, looking a little intrigued. "I never thought I'd meet someone like you here in the ring, so this should be rather interesting." The teeth seem to make it more clear this isn't just a ruse or a gag. This woman could very well be a mutant of some kind.

When the flames are lit, things get a little brighter, and the determination in Mila's eyes seems to light up as well. "I do know some wrestling styled moves myself, though, so you'd best watch out!" She taps her fists together and grins. "Come on, let's see what you've got in store!" She doesn't seem to be too bothered by her opponent's appearance, nor does the heat seem to be getting to her just yet. Instead, she seems more determined than ever. "Ready or not, here I come!" Mila yells as she charges at Chloe, rushing across the ring and attempting to deliver an MMA style takedown.

COMBATSYS: Mila successfully hits Chloe with Quick Throw.
- Power hit! -

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Chloe            0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0             Mila

It certainly looks real.

Once upon a time Chloe might have pulled back, but lately she's been - if not proud, at least more up-front about what she looks like. The whole Metro City thing didn't help; some of the support crew, she knows, really don't like her.

As the flames go up, Chloe settles into a loose-looking stance. "Well, now you have," Chloe says, rolling her neck. She brings her hands up in a defensive stance -

- but Mila is faster, this time. Chloe is taken down - and she's taken down close enough to the edge of the ring that her tail is getting uncomfortably cooked! She yelps, trying to turn it into a roll; her net goal is to end up under Mila but in control of the grapple, whereupon she tries to kick her off and send her flying so that Chloe can rise again!

COMBATSYS: Mila dodges Chloe's Medium Throw.

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Chloe            0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0             Mila

Chloe's intention is good enough and it's well thought out. Unfortunately, Mila's a bit too quick for the pro wrestler, and she pushes up and jumps away from her before Chloe can even attempt to grab her in any way. Normally when you're in the MMA league, you take advantage of a grappling situation to try to keep your opponent down and possibly get them to submit. But this isn't like that. This is a fight where someone's going to end up really in the heat of the moment. And for Mila, that's definitely not going to be her. Still, she debates attempting to attack while her opponent is still down on the ground or not.

After a moment, Mila decides to take a chance and go down to the ground and attack Chloe once again. That is, she attempts to drop down quickly, throw a punch, and then hop back up quickly. She's not used to downed attacks like this, so it might leave her a bit on the vulnerable side.

COMBATSYS: Chloe blocks Mila's Medium Punch.

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Chloe            0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0             Mila

Without Mila on her, Chloe scrambles to her feet whether she's managed a successful throw or not. Her tail flicks sideways, then back, to get the dirt off it and make sure that it's not too burned (it doesn't look burned at all; it wasn't IN the flame, just uncomfortably close to it).

She seems to be expecting a trip. A low punch isn't quite that, but it's close. Chloe absorbs the impact of it with her tail as it wraps itself around her leg, letting her absorb the impact without stumbling.

It also leaves Chloe's hands free. As her tail unloops itself from her leg, Chloe bends down, trying to grab Mila. She in fact tries to literally heft her up and toss her into the air, whereupon she swings, striking with both hands in a sudden impact to smash Mila back down to the ground! "You're not used to flaming ring wrestling, are you?"

COMBATSYS: Mila counters Rebound Grapple from Chloe with Rolling Arm Lock.

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Chloe            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0             Mila

As soon as Mila feels the tail around her leg, her eyes widen. She realizes she's gotten herself a bit in over her head here, and may have to think quickly to get out of this mess... or else face something really nasty. "Uh... no I'm not really!" She blurts out, the sweat on her face glistening as she blushes a little. "But I am used to situations like this!" Situations like this meaning she's in a rough spot and has to think fast to get out of it. And then it hits her.

Just as Chloe starts to throw her into the air, Mila breaks free, then waits for Chloe to get up and grab her arm and roll forwards. With Chloe on the ground, Mila wrenches the arm back, grinning a little as she rolls back onto her feet. "I told you I know some wrestling style moves. You might want to rethink your strategy next time!"

Mila isn't the only one that knows wrestling moves. Chloe rolls with the impact and the wrench; it's not /comfortable/ but she seems to know how to deal with it, and she is apparently either double-jointed or really, really flexible. Her shoulder and back seem to move at improbable angles.

"You want to see a new strategy?" The fire is really uncomfortable now that she's actually exerting herself. She feels all sweaty already, and Chloe doesn't actually sweat very much; her face looks red but her body looks untouched.

Chloe backs up - for a moment. It looks like she's going to stay there - but then she rushes forward. She leaps into the air and spins as she does, so that her tail gets to Mila first... and the tail grows slightly as she spins, surrounded with a yellow-green chi halo. But the tail itself swells, thickening, becoming heavier.

It only lasts for about three seconds, but those seconds are the ones that she tries to slam it into Mila like a heavy, muscular limb. It returns to normal as Chloe lands afterwards, the chi boiling off it into sparkles. At least she hit Mila toward the center of the ring if she managed it rather than the outside, right? It's not as hot there.

COMBATSYS: Chloe successfully hits Mila with Lernaean Stinger.

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Chloe            0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0             Mila

"All right, let's see some more," Mila says, watching her opponent carefully, unaware of what she's about to see next. She watches as Chloe goes into the air, her eyes widening in disbelief as her tail seems to swell in front of her eyes. "What the--" Mila thinks out loud, trying to avoid it quickly but not quickly enough. The tail strikes her and she goes flying head over heels into the center of the ring where it's a LITTLE bit cooler. But not by much. By now, the sweat is more noticeable, and the redness on her face isn't from embarrassment either.

"Oooh... that was pretty cool," Mila says, half-smirking. She doesn't make any comments about asking to know how it's done, since she's figured out that's definitely not a gimmick Chloe's using. Unfortunately, Mila doesn't want to touch that tail right now, since she's a little uneasy about touching something like that. Instead, she decides to let her feet do the talking. She gets closer to Chloe, not letting the heat get to her too much, then attempts to deliver a swift roundhouse kick using the heel of her foot.

COMBATSYS: Chloe fails to counter High Kick Cannon from Mila with Lernaean Coil.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Mila

Touching the tail is probably a bad idea for a couple reasons.

Fortunately, Mila has already learned not to do it by choice, which means Chloe has to hit her with it. She settles back down after her onslaught, apparently ready to pace herself for a few moments. It's hot in here; easy to overheat, especially if you are part snake.

She advances more slowly, apparently willing to let Mila come to her, because she's closer to the edge; she can work on flinging her out from there. That proves to be a mistake. The roundhouse kick coming in high catches Chloe starting to go to a half-crouch to catch the incoming attack; it hits her solidly, interrupting whatever master plan she had and sending her staggering sideways, dazed. "Ngggh...."

This is probably a good time to follow up!

With Chloe looking a bit dazed and out of it, Mila decides it's definitely a good time to take advantage. Normally, in an MMA fight, you'd be looking to take advantage for a swift follow up that would knock your opponent out. But that's not the case here. It's all about going out of the ring and into the fire! Hopefully the flames aren't too hot, because Mila's looking to send Chloe right there right now! A slight smirk forms on the MMA fighting girl's face as she takes a step towards Chloe.

"You made a bad choice, and now it's gonna come back on you!" Mila says as she rushes at Chloe, attempting to deliver a swift punch. The punch is intended to send Chloe towards the ropes, and hopefully over them if possible. Hey, Mila's watched wrestling, she knows it's possible!

COMBATSYS: Chloe dodges Mila's Medium Punch.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Mila

If there's one thing that can be said for Chloe, she recovers fast. Not quite supernaturally so, but definitely a cut above the average; she shakes off an impending dizziness spell earlier than might be expected.

Not so early that she can strike back, unfortunately, but early enough that she sees the blow coming. Chloe goes low, hitting the ground and rolling past Mila, picking herself up on the other side of the woman. Now Mila's the one closer to the flames.

"How about not? You're decent, but you're not /that/ good." Chloe doesn't actually have this much of an ego; she's playing up the Snakebite persona since this is a Brute Force Wrestling presentation. She poses for the crowd, inasmuch as they can see her through the fires: a distinctive swaying movement that she uses before some maneuvers.

Chloe comes in quick. A fast kick at Mila's side as she tries to propel her toward the flames, followed by Chloe bouncing back so she can't be taken advantage of that easily; she's playing a bit more defensively now thanks to the bludgeoning she's had at Mila's hands.

COMBATSYS: Mila dodges Chloe's Light Kick.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Mila

By now, Mila's starting to feel the effects of the heat as the sweat trickles down her body and onto her (mostly) bare feet. She wipes her brow and sighs a little, trying to keep her focus steady in spite of the heat. Even the best of MMA fighters have to stop and recharge during fights, but there's nothing like that here. Instead, it's whoever gives up and gets thrown out. Mila still keeps an eye on her opponent, knowing that the mutant is capable of just about anything. Fortunately, her senses are on high alert and they work well.

When Chloe tries to kick at Mila's side, the MMA fighter twists and steps back, making sure that the mutant gets nothing but hot air from that kick. Once that's taken care of, Mila faces Chloe again.

"This has to end sometime, and I'm sure one of us will be going into those flames! But it's not gonna be me!" She attempts to emphasise this with a knee to the stomach.

COMBATSYS: Chloe dodges Mila's Light Kick.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Mila

Chloe is not slow, even slightly overheated. A knee coming at her is something she can handle; by a quick shove to the side of Mila's leg, she simultaneously moves the knee off target and uses it to balance while she leans dramatically to the side.

"Keep dreaming," Chloe says, as she straightens. She could - well, if she was /lucky/ she could take Mila down, but she could definitely at least go on the attack. She's in a good position for it.

She elects not to. Chloe keeps backing up, taking another couple long steps. She keeps her body low, ready to jump or dodge, but she doesn't make an offensive move - she watches instead, keeping her eyes straight at Mila as if planning something. Maybe she is.

COMBATSYS: Chloe focuses on her next action.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Mila

Watching Chloe get focused makes Mila suspicious. Is this a ruse or is it for real. Especially given how the heat is starting to make Mila feel a bit dizzy and out of it. She takes a deep breath and blows it out, but it doesn't do much good with all the heat that's burning her up. She's starting to feel like she's in a sauna, albeit one with no easy way out. "I'd rather take on a handicap match than fight like this," Mila says, wiping her brow as best as she can.

Sighing, Mila rolls her neck around before attempting to grab at Chloe and deliver a simple sideways throw. She's not aiming to throw her out of the ring just yet, but rather try to wear her down a little more.

COMBATSYS: Chloe dodges Mila's Quick Throw.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Mila

It was right for Mila to get suspicious. Chloe was winding up for something bigger, but it had also given her a good opportunity to wait for Mila to make the first move. Then she could dodge it, or strike back.

Dodging is what she decides to do. Chloe darts backwards, light on her feet; she almost looks like she's dancing as she makes that last step, stretching away and out of reach as she bends backwards. "You mean this isn't a handicap match?" Chloe asks, as she straightens - into an attack of her own, as it turns out!

Chloe's first assault is a single powerful punch aimed at Mila's midsection - she wants the air knocked out of her for the rest of this. If she manages it - or even if she doesn't, but slightly more awkwardly - Chloe turns it into a throw; coming in low as she is, she literally tries to heft Mila up and flip her over her back. This in and of itself is bad enough, but even worse is the fact that Chloe's tail snaps up to try to slap Mila on her way down, if she goes over! It's like getting kicked, but from an angle Chloe can't possibly kick at.

COMBATSYS: Chloe blitzes into action and acts again!

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Mila

COMBATSYS: Mila blocks Chloe's Fierce Punch.

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Chloe            0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Mila

COMBATSYS: Mila blocks Chloe's Violent Grapple.

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Chloe            1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0             Mila

Two attacks, one after another, coming at Mila. Her best choice in this case is to use her defensive skills. She manages to block both of the incoming attacks, although they do leave an impact with her for a moment, leaving her a tad bit stunned. She's really starting to feel the effects of the heat on her now, and the way she's getting worn out from being attacked and missing with her previous attack, it's looking like she might be getting burned today. But never underestimate someone who comes into a fight looking for that specifically, for you never know what they might have up their sleeve!

"Wanna see another wrestling trick? Come on!" Mila attempts to actually grab Chloe this time, and if she succeeds, she'll lift her up so she's upside down, then spin her around so she's facing Mila. Then Mila will drop down into a seated position while letting her opponent come down headfirst!

COMBATSYS: Chloe blocks Mila's Falcon Arrow.

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Chloe            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0             Mila

While Mila may be a little stunned, Chloe has gotten over her previous hit to the head. She figures she should probably turn the (metaphysical) heat up a little bit for the fans; she is representing Brute Force Wrestling.

"Ha!" Chloe says that at the same time as Mila comes in for a grab; Chloe is partially lifted but manages to squirm out of it, landing on her hands and handspringing up straight behind Mila. "C'mon. If you want to show me what you've got, you'll have to do better than that. Snakebite is going to kick your ass!"

There, she thinks, that ought to do it. Chloe is kind of uncomfortable with the role she plays sometimes.

But from behind Mila, she has options. The one she takes is a fast grab, trying to wrench Mila by the arm and spin her around so that Chloe can come at her from the front! The wrenching is kind of uncomfortable; Chloe really put her arm into it.

This is because she knows she doesn't have too much more time. She's /tired/. She wants some water, and there's certainly not any of that in here! And, of course, she's been battered pretty well. Mila is pretty strong.

COMBATSYS: Chloe successfully hits Mila with Quick Throw.

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Chloe            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1             Mila

Mila wants water too. Lots of it. But there's nothing here, but heat and fighting. Mila is starting to lose her ability to focus somewhat as she continues the fight. She senses that Chloe has plans, and Mila tries to prepare for it, but it's no use. Her arm gets wrenched and Mila cries out. Normally it wouldn't be so bad, but the heat is making things more aggravating for Mila. She even mentally swears a few times as she struggles to get free.

In frustration, Mila lifts her leg and attempts to kick at Chloe's thigh, in hopes of getting free and getting a little space apart. But the way she's sweating and how her head is starting to hurt a little, aggravated by the heat, Mila's wishing she could just tap out right now.

COMBATSYS: Chloe counters Light Kick from Mila with Cerastes Scissors.

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Chloe            0/-------/------=|=======\===----\1             Mila

Chloe does actually release Mila a few moments after she's got her spun around. This is because, as Mila has guessed, she has plans.

Chloe suddenly drops down onto her back, her legs sticking up, as Mila kicks at her. She uses her tail to support her body as she lifts upwards, wrapping her legs around Mila's kicking foot and squeezing. That alone would be bad enough - but Chloe pushes herself all the way up to a handstand. Her legs are still wrapped around Mila's, which means she's being dragged up too, held hanging by her raised leg. "CERASTES..."

"SCISSORS!" And then Chloe snaps her entire body like a whip, releasing Mila at the end of the snap. After being whipped around like that, she finds herself going flying, toward the ring of flame - she might not go through it, but she's likely to get pretty close unless she recovers well!

Mila finds herself caught in one of the most bizarre attacks possible. Still, she manages to force herself to accept it. Once she gets through with it, she's sweating like a racehorse and gasping for air. She nonetheless forces herself back up and faces Chloe. Somehow she managed to escape from the flames. And it looks like Mila's running out of patience too, as the normal smile has faded into a frown. "All right, it's time for my last ditch effort!"

Mila attempts to go in and deck Chloe in the stomach. If she succeeds, the punch should stun her long enough to deliver a series of jabs, and then follow with one final punch that will send Chloe flying across the ring... and possibly even out of the ring and into the fire!

COMBATSYS: Chloe blocks Mila's Gatling Power Blow.

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Chloe            0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0             Mila

It's not that bizarre! It's a scissors hold into a whole-body throw.

Okay, maybe it's a little bizarre.

Either way, Chloe rolls to her knees once she's thrown Mila, and has enough time to rise before she comes back. The fist slams into her waiting hands with enough force to drive Chloe back a step as she breathes hard, trying to recover from overexertion, but it leaves her unstunned enough to dodge much of the jabbing onslaught.

Chloe can tell Mila doesn't have much in her, and she goes for the simple route; she spins, trying to drive her foot and then her whipping tail into Mila's back to keep pushing her out. There's no chi this time, just a brutal hit, because it's all Chloe can put out. She doesn't even have any more snappy words.

COMBATSYS: Mila counters Crushing Blow from Chloe with Rolling Arm Lock.

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Chloe            0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0             Mila

Mila's worn down and overheated, but she's not out yet. Despite her lack of stamina and geting overheated, she still manages to demonstrate her rolling arm lock once again. She does so quickly, but when she gets up, she's holding her head and gasping for air. Has she really outdone herself this time?

Rolling arm locks are apparently Chloe's greatest weakness.

Well, no; she's actually pretty hard to lock the arm of because of that aforementioned flexibility. But it means she can't strike because her limb is held, and it's easy to move her around.

So she does the next best thing; she tries to lurch with Mila toward the ring of flames. They both get closer as she lumbers there - and at the end of it, Chloe appears to find a second wind. Her entire body tenses as the adrenaline hits; the flames make her lungs feel hot but at least she can do it.

"Out you go!" she roars. It's not much of an attack; Chloe mostly swings Mila, trying to launch her through the flames with the simplest of tosses, simply whipping her up and through. But at this point, any exertion is a challenge.

COMBATSYS: Mila dodges Chloe's Medium Throw.

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Chloe            0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0             Mila

Mila is too weak to do little more than try to stagger out of the way. Somehow, it works, and despite her overheatedness and the fact she's so low on steam that she could just pass out at any moment without being hit, her fighting spirit keeps her going. "I'm sorry, but I think YOU'RE on the way out!" Mila babbles in a sense as she attempts to crouch down and deliver a swift uppercut that could send Chloe out of the ring!

COMBATSYS: Chloe fails to counter Long Upper from Mila with Lernaean Coil.
- Power fail! -

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COMBATSYS: Chloe can no longer fight.

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Mila             0/-------/------=|

Chloe is feeling a little energized. Energized is good! It means she feels like she can grab that punch and wrench it around, throwing Mila out of the ring -

- but the mad energy is not real health. Chloe goes through the ring, yelling as she gets scorched. She rolls on the far side to make sure she isn't on fire (she's not on fire), but seems unable or unwilling to try to drag Mila out /again/ afterwards.

Mila would be giving a huge victory pose if she could right now. But she's just truly run out of steam. She waves a little, then she collapses onto the mat. She's not unconscious, she's just become overcome by the heat. Fortunately, the ring attendants are tending to her and getting her safely out of the ring. That was a very close fight but Mila came out on top... barely...

COMBATSYS: Mila has ended the fight here.

Log created on 19:19:14 06/27/2015 by Chloe, and last modified on 12:29:59 07/02/2015.