Shira Hebi - Snakes and Robots

Description: Shira makes a new robot friend in Alisa. Through pickpocketing and getting beaten up.

Another day in the business district, and Shira is out making money in her usual way. What way is that? Pickpocketing, of course! The poorly dressed former gangster-street-urchin has snagged at least three wallets by now, and only had to run and knock out one victim so far!

Unfortunately, even here, she does get a wide berth from many people. She looks strange, and her poison chi feeling doesn't help. That greatly reduces her possible victims. Even so, she walks the sidewalks past a sparsely occupied cafe as she awaits another victin to begin stalking!

As colorful as she is, Alisa still manages to not be the absolutely most stand out-ish woman, or being, in Southtown! That doesn't mean, of course, that Alisa is even slightly bothered by her own looks o actions! Why, it means as little as anything to Alisa, who is only interested in enjoying herself and also accomplishing what she has been set out to do. For she has a healthy appetite for both due to the conflicting personality and requirements that are set forth. Missions that require, now and again, both violent actions as well as simple deliveries. For now, she is in the middle of one of the latter.

It isn't, however, carried within the purple and pink outfit, with black hotpants, that she wears as she skips and strolls down the street.

"Now, am I going to stop at the store ahead of time and pick up everything they wanted, or should I do that after I finish the delivery?" As helpful as ever, she speaks outloud and shrugs. To carry a hundred pounds of meat for the bear is simple! However, if she was to buy it on the way that could cause the delivery to go bad! Or it could go wonderful, all the same! It would take more time on the way back! But it would prevent her from smelling quite as bad!

Really hard choices.

Alisa does little not to attract attention as she skips on by, right infront and past Shira!

Pink outfit, skipping merrily, and mumbling about a delivery. That may as well be a beacon to someone like Shira, those snake-like eyes drinking in the sight of prey! No doubt prey with a hefty wallet. The torn-jeans clad serpent immediately starts to shadow the skipping robot, eyes half-lidded and tongue sticking out as she tastes the air.

The serpent is as nonchalant and seemingly focused elsewhere thanks to those glassy eyes and stoney expression. Only once the crowd seems to thin?

Shira picks up the pace, intentionally stumbles, and then hands go to Alisa's hips for a moment to 'catch' herself. Right in that moment, she'll try to yoink whatever wallet she can get from her pocket and tuck it into a sweater-dress sleeve!

She keeps her weight forward, too, flat against the other woman's back and letting out a hissy 'aaaah' that's too deadpan to be real. "...Sorry, I was clumsy. You okay?"

A hefty wallet, perhaps! Whatever she may carry, it is clearly important. That is why they would put it into the hands of a perhaps prototype terminator! Then again, skynet has not yet been perfected. Would a skynet of Alisas truly be terrible?


However, with a cheery expression and a smile, Alisa continues on her merry way. Or would, that is, before the serpent girl stumbles right into her hips which seem positively normal. They have a layer of soft fleshy 'skin' that would cover her 'bones', which in this case are not bones at all! Still, she would feel clothing, because clothing is what she wears over her skin! Obviously! With Shira yoinks the wallet from Alisa's pocket, it is hefty enough! Heavy enough to warrant that she made a score!

Still, with her weight against her and a clumsy 'aaah', Shira completely fools Alisa as she manages to stand tall and keep Shira, and herself, from falling over! "Oh, it's completely fine!" Alisa explains, smiling ever so cheerfully. "I understand how someone can be so clumsy. I'm a bit clumsy myself! You should be more careful." Alisa remarks, helping Shira to her feet and standing before her.

Until an expression comes across her face, one of puzzlement, before she glances around towards the ground, and about her. "How odd. I am lighter than I was a moment ago, before you had crashed into me." it isn't quite apparent at first, as software begins to tick off various checks. No, it isn't a wound. She did not lose a body part. Nothing has been jettisoned. It must be something she carries/is carrying/was carrying. Eyes scan the area and then scan Shira herself.

Scan in a literal, robotic sense. Where Shira's eyes are glassy, Alisa's are more erratic and, however mimicing life, are not perfect.

"I apologize. I believe I have come to the conclusion that you are responsible for the loss of weight on my person." There is still a smile, and a cheerful expression from Alisa, despite this.

Hefty, and easily slid away. It's a perfect score indeed, and the snake-woman can't help but feel like today's going to be a good haul. Still, she has to deal with her victim first! Shira nods twice, letting Alisa help her keep up. Nor does she suspect anything off about the woman just yet!

"You're right. I'll try to keep a bit more space."

Then, Shira gives a casual wave, and almost begins to walk off. But she pauses, as Alisa-bot realizes she's lighter. The snake turns back, and peers harder. Is this woman a martial artist? It /would/ be her luck, and it makes sense given she said 'delivery'.

"It's nothing personal. I need the money." Admits the snake. Her little package is /definitely/ in the serpent's sweater-dress sleeve right now. She also has a Stupid Amount of Knives on her that aren't immediately visible.

Then, Shira takes out her large knife from her pants, holding it up defensively even as she starts to back off. She's not going to get into a fight if she can avoid it.

"So if you stay right there, I won't have to hurt you."

As Shira gives a casual wave, walking off, Alisa takes a step forwards. Nothing personal. Need the money. Reasoning does not matter to Alisa. That is not entirely true, actually! The reason is stored but ultimately unimportant. The mission is in jeopardy. Endless cycles spent on the most effective plan to take things out and delivery and buy and return, all set astray! Knives may not be visible, but Shira takes out a very specific large knife from her pants.

Subject appears to be armed. Suggestion, further analysis. Prepare for combat. Threat unknown. Engage posturing.

Subject has threatened wellbeing. Status : Self defense. Engage Destroy Mode.


The smile stays wide, but Alisa's cheerful demeanor suddenly cuts. "I am forced to acknowledge this. Your actions have interrupted my mission, ensuring I will not be able to stay right here. As such, you will attempt to harm me. Engaging self defense mechanisms."

Shira will be able to see, front and center, as Alisa's arms snap open efficiently, two short but long chainsaw blades spinning out. Her back suddenly grows a bit odd as the thrusters spread open wide on her. The same occurs slightly for her legs, revealing Alisa to be anything but normal. A big score, Shira may have. If she can keep it. "Please return the money and cease all hostilities. Failure to comply will result in further actions."

The chainsaws are revved at the very end of that word, spinning blindingly fast as Alisa's eyes open wider. She's already taken stock of Shira, but now, she's capturing it all down to the fifth decimal place.

COMBATSYS: Alisa brings her battle systems online.

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Alisa            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi has joined the fight here.

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Alisa            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0       Shira Hebi

Suddenly,the woman goes from cheerful woman to....cheerful murderbot. With chainsaws coming out of her. The ninja-snake suddenly has her eyes widen just a bit. Even for a muted-heart like hers, this is a scary thing, her animal-brain quickly swifting to 'fight mode' rather than flight.

"No. I need it." She adds flatly, before with a deep breath, the serpent charges! Nor does she move normally, rushing with her head nearly to the ground, practically slithering over it as her arm whips out. She slices at the other woman's arms, trying to cut them up as poison chi fills the knife. Her arm moves oddly, like whips more than limbs with actual bones and joints!

"You should be a good girl and run."

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Alisa with Poison Slash.

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Alisa            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0       Shira Hebi

The serpent charges and manages to slip through Alisa's guard, the blade slices at the arms, poison chi filling the knife and slashing into Alisa's wounds, swinging in a positively odd way. Alisa's taking notes as this goes, the damage being accounted of, systems warning of damage that will yet occur due to the chi that infects both faux-flesh and metal. Yet where one might recoil, Alisa having failed at fending off Shira, Alisa goes forwards, yet.

"User is not authorized to provide commands. Request denied." Despite the damage already done, Alisa pushes forwards, thrusters on her back firing her closer into the whipping blade.

The chainsaws slip upwards as well, straightforwards and efficient, unlike Shira's surprising and predatory motions. In a scissors like motion, they come from each side, arms swinging back to their sides to close the chainsaws upon Shira and then toss her aside in one simple flourish! It's not meant to do full damage immediately, but just like Shira's chi, would leave her with something that she would feel furthur in the future.

"Your attempt to appeal to 'good' are illogical, this is my mission, and I will not let up until it is returned."

COMBATSYS: Alisa successfully hits Shira Hebi with Shredder.
- Power hit! -

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Alisa            0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0       Shira Hebi

Alisa denies both being fended off, /and/ her commands! And worst still, she has /thrusters/! Shira's eyes are no longer lidded, fully paying attention and definitely all eyes on her. She tilts her head.

"What are you?" Pause. "Why is your mission so important?" Curiosity reigns, just before those deadly chainsaws slice against her! The dual-strike has her sides bleeding, but at least they don't bite, and send the snake back into a roll away from her! She bleeds on her shirt horribly, hissing in pain.

Still, she launches forward despite the pain in her side! She tries to slither in between the woman's legs, wrapping her arms around her stomach and chest! Fangs flash as she tries to both bite into the synthetic woman with her paralytic venom, and also try to strangle her windpipe with those flexible arms!

"Give up. This isn't worth the damage to you."

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi blitzes into action and acts again!

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Alisa            0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0       Shira Hebi

COMBATSYS: Alisa blocks Shira Hebi's Poison Bite.

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Alisa            0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0       Shira Hebi

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Alisa with Slither Hold.

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Alisa            0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0       Shira Hebi

The importance of the mission. What she is. Both things are easily answered. Neither of them are too in depth, however.

"I am Alisa." She answers, as she swings forwards. It's quite clear who, and what, she is. "The mission is important due to the nature of the mission. If I am to make a delivery without everything in place, then the failure will be noted against me and those who had assigned me the mission. As such, the mission now includes the removal of anyone who would present interference."

Hissing in pain as she is, Shira lunges towards her once more. "Activaing escape manuevers." She declares aloud as the thrusters fire, arms wrapped about the stomach and chest. While Alisa is able to spin around in the air as she takes off, one of the metal hands seriously being stuck to the side of the mouth to hold it open and prevent injection, Shira still causes Alisa's flight to have difficulty, causing the machine to crash into the ground moments later, Alisa skidding along the ground to a stop, Shira away from her, likely dislodged from the crash!

"I do not pay for my damage." Alisa declares, "Repairs are done as necessary, and as such, I will not be backing down."

Clearly not, it seems.

As her systems reboot from the crash, Alisa's chainsaws rev a few times, eyes focusing upon Shira. "I do not imagine you have a repair system, or are capable of rebooting after severe damage."

"This is not in your favor. I repeat. Return what you have stolen and cease all hostilities."

COMBATSYS: Alisa calculates her next move.

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Alisa            0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0       Shira Hebi

"...Definitely not normal." Shira mutters, though not judgementally. "Alisa. I'm Shira."

The snake nods several times, ignoring her wounds. She'll definitely need a new top after all of this! Still, the serpent knows all about loyalty and missions, and so she simply holds her ground. Somewhat.

After a very interesting clinging-slash-flailing flight through the air, Shira falls to the ground and rolls to her feet. She's a bit banged up, but still moving.

"If I beat you down enough so that I can get away, then that doesn't matter."

Then, she flicks her hands, and tosses a few knives at Alisa! She mostly aims for the legs and where she saw those thrusters, trying to slow down and immobilize the robo-'lisa!

COMBATSYS: Alisa dodges Shira Hebi's Thrown Weapon.

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Alisa            0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0       Shira Hebi

"I do not know how, or why I was created." She calmly states as she rests on her feet, preparing to move the moment she sees Shira move. It's not the expected move she expects, however. "Shira. I will relay this information to the Mishima Zaibatsu." The declaration is mono-tone, simple, as she does so. Yet Shira's words are true. if she does, she will not perish but will be unable to follow Shira.

"The odds that such a thing will occur are unlikely." That is the 'official' response of Alisa. "However, they are non-zero odds. I will work to change this." Alisa's mostly unphased robotic expression changes slightly as she takes to the air only to see ... knives! Thrusters kick, just as Shira's intents are made, throwing Alisa skywards and revealing to Shira that Alisa has, among other things, leg thrusters as well.

Banking up and angling outwards, Alisa's path down towards the ground is incredibly steep. So steep it is, Alisa's landing on the ground results in her heels, far sturdier than any right to be, skidding across the ground as she 'advances' upon Shira. The mid-section of ALisa's body swings an arm back and then swings the right arm forwards, chainsaw and all, down towards Shira. Except it's not a normal swing. The left arm suddenly comes from the right side. Then the right again. Then left. Her entire mid-section is spinning as she 'advances' from the sudden landing, skidding and mid-body spinning towards Shira as she intends to inflict more lasting pain upon Shira!

"Maybe after this is over, we can become friends?" Asking that now, of all times.

COMBATSYS: Alisa successfully hits Shira Hebi with Clock Setting.

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Alisa            0/-------/=======|=======\=------\1       Shira Hebi

The snake blinks. She knows well what a Zaibatsu is. "Ah. So that's it. If they need freelancers, or deniable assets, I always need jobs." Adds Shira, before nodding to the strange robot. They're a pair, really: cheerful murder and deadpan murder, even if things seem to be going Alisa's way!

And then she's flying agian, and all that Shira can do is brace herself! The majestic sliding form that is Alisa spins like a top with her swinging chain-saw arms! All she can do is lash out with her knives, smashing against teeth. Several of her switchblades snap off, but her larger blade remains intact! It's not enough, however, as she's forced to step back, dodge to the side, most of her sweater-dress utterly cut up thanks to that whirling death-ball that is Alisa!

She rolls back, falling to her rump, her sweater-dress reduced to a sweater-top. One might also note that this seems to have made the package fall from Shira's grasp!


Rather than rush for it, she stands, starting to sway and wobble back and forth in moves of inhuman flexibility. Her eyes glow red, and power builds in her! A massive burst fo poisonous chi fills the air, flowing out from her as she lets out a roaring hiss! Grass and shrubbery grows black and dead, concrete starts to crumble, and metal nearby begins to rust as that decaying chi lashes out all around Shira, heading for Alisa and her package!

"Friends? ...I want to know what friendship is like. Ok." Well, Shira definitely lets bygones be bygones too.

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Alisa with Poison Wave.

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Alisa            1/-----==/=======|=------\-------\0       Shira Hebi

Landing, Alisa finds herself with a distance between her and Shira. This is exascerbated by Shira while she dodges to the side, rolling back! The nerve! "Ah, you are still in one piece!" Alisa notes as Shira falls to her back with the package falling to the ground! "No, the relationship is different. I have been liberated and now serve the Zaibatsu and specifically Jin Kazama." She explains, "Oh, you are declaring you are interested. Very well! I will relay the effectiveness as well from my memory banks, if they remain undamaged." How cheerfully stated as well!

Yet Shira wobbles back and forth as the package is liberated, just as she was! Taking the moment to acknowledge it costs Alisa, as her vision snaps back up to see a massive burst of chi, toxic in nature, filling the air between her and the offender! It is gaining fast, as well! Too fast. As the natural objects die, the wave of poison chi crashes into Alisa, causing gears to seize, metal to rust and oxidize, faux flesh to sizzle under the assault and Alisa to stagger backwards. Quite the impact, it was, streams of oxygen visible off of her and steam from the systems as they overheat due to malfunctions about.

Crashing to the ground, she lays upon her back, motionless for a few moments. "Beginning self-repair systems! Damage levels severe." The declaration is just as Alisa rises, laughing a bit, in a quick and sudden burst of thrusters. Thrusters which reverse and launch Alisa towards Shira in a sling-shot motion, Alisa spinning once to lead front first, as she touches upon the ground and closes the distance with her own two feet!

A simple slash with one arm, twisting her around, is followed by the other, as if it was a sort of dance, body twisting far less freely than before. "It is like the blossom of a flower!" Whatever that means, coming from a robot!

COMBATSYS: Alisa successfully hits Shira Hebi with Random Strike.
- Power hit! -

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Alisa            1/----===/=======|=====--\-------\0       Shira Hebi

"Your blades are dangerous. I'd be foolish if I got too close." She offers, before the snake gives an 'ah' of understanding! "So the Zaibatsu is your family now. Does he treat you well?" She asks, even as she's trying to stay on her very wobbly feet!

The snake is far too wounded to get out of the way, and the spinning girl once more slashes in that twisting, robotic manner with her blades! This time, Shira takes two slices across the legs, deep ones by how they bleed, and presses up close! She tries to get into grappling range, abandoning her knife! Arms try to wrap our Alisa, pull her in to stop that lethal dancing!

"Closer to a ballet dance."

Then, she most rudely squeezes, and starts to throw hard knees to shins, thighs, and stomach even as she bites away!

COMBATSYS: Alisa interrupts Dirty Strike from Shira Hebi with Hertz Blade Diablo.

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Alisa            0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1       Shira Hebi

"Oh, yes! They are sharpened before every mission, in order to ensure safety." Not of the opponent, obviously. Not at all. Yet the question comes from Shira specifically puzzles her. "Does he? I do not believe he is required to. I, meanwhile, am. I am required to treat him, and the others, well." That, you see, is the true law of robotics! It's only who they tell you not to hurt that is safe! At the expense of others, even!

With Shira closing in, to grapple Alisa, the robot's eyes open wide, hands and arms hidden behind blade and back, arms held wide as she attempts to free herself from Alisa, to prevent her from dancing lethally! Especially when she squeezes, biting and kneeing.

"I was talking about friendship." She corrects, all too cheerfully, "I do not need to apologize for this action, but I feel I should." Alisa remarks.

As the arms bend as they should not, the chainsaws flipping around to 'snap back'. But oh, Shira is in the way! They spin as they attempt to retract, blades, thankfully, getting stuck due to damage taken earlier and oxidation from the previous assaults, before Alisa lifts and hefts Shira up and behind her, sending her flipping and spinning overhead as she stands, dents and damage all over her front. "D-Damage taken severe. C-Continue with repair operations." The monotone voice exclaims, as she turns around, stiff. It's clear she was heavily damaged, yet functional.

Thankfully, a robot does not need their entire body to work. "Damage levels, Shira?" Comes her next question.

"Friends should be nice to other friends. If he treats you badly, he is not family. Miss Alisa should have a nice family. We're both not human, but still, everyone should have something like family." Pause.

"So they can learn how to feel love. And how to feel happiness. I'm still learning. But family is good."

Those damaged chainsaws definitely snap back. Mostly through Shira's flesh! She gags and spits up blood everywhere, taking two horrific wounds just below her armpits. And then Alisa is grabbing her, hefting her up, like some kind of dump truck lifting its payload. The snakess lands with a thud on her back, bleeding and dazed and writhing. She lets out little hisses of pain. Eventually, she manages to bite into her own wrist. Slowly, the bleeding slows on her form, even her venom not quite able to help the worst of it.

"...Bad. Not lethal. Could get...hiss...infected. Can't fight. You win." Comes the woman in her hissy deadpan voice. She groans occasionally, utterly unable to move. At the very least, Alisa gets her stuff back!

"That was a good fight. Miss Alisa was built well."

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi focuses on her next action.

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COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi can no longer fight.

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Alisa            0/-------/----===|

"It is my directive to protect him, no matter what is asked of me and what is done to me. That is the importance of my existance, for now." Is the response, "But he does not treat me badly. I am left up to do as I please while I am not busy."

Yet Shira talks about love, family, etc. "I do not know who had made me, or why, but I will imagine it is to be happy, and because he wanted to. One day, I imagine I will find him, as well. I will ask them to help with that, as well!"

Yet there is more. More violent, bloody than warm and feely. Not to say that Alisa isn't warm and feely, what with blood from Shira covering Alisa, who still smiles, as the blood covers her in the absolutely unwonderful wounds she inflicts. As the bleeding stops, Alisa nods her head and picks up the wallet that had been stolen - or whatever it was!

It wasn't a wallet, however. "Ah, good, it is all still in place!" She opens it up, flipping through it. Made of marble. Pieces for a game that they could not play without the /most stylish/ and /expensive/ random pieces you could imagine. Mahjong. Still, Alisa walks towards Shira and leans over her, snapping open her arm. Is she.. going to finish her!? No, it is a compartment. Money is pulled free and placed upon Shira. A decent sized amount, as well. Not a massive sum, but some none-the-less. "I am glad you are not going to die!" Alisa explained, "However, if you had taken these, I believe Kuma would have been sicced upon you." A bear, of course.

"Please do not die!" She asks, afterwards, and then gets to carefully moving Shira out of the way to rest. "If I do not hurry, Kuma will get angry from not being fed, and I have to stop on the way back from my delivery to pick up a hundred pounds of meat for him!"

COMBATSYS: Alisa takes her battle systems offline.

The exhausted, wounded Shira looks to Alisa, then to those expensive looking pieces. That could have definitely gotten her quite some money! Maybe enough for the doctor she needs! Now twice over, really. Thankfully, there's a nice bench nearby to deposite poor Shira on. The snake even leans against her now less threatening opponent. It's almost cute, if it weren't for all the blood.

"I heal faster than humans. I'll be okay." Then, she blinks. Money! Her eyes widen, and then Shira uses the last of her strength to pull her mouth into a smile. It's all fangs and blood. Ewww.

"This is what humans do when they're thankful, right? Thank you for sparing me and giving me money. I hope I can learn to be...a friend. I don't like bears. They eat snakes like me." Fortunate indeed. Eventually, she falls asleep on the bench, slowly healing her wounds. Hopefully no one comes along to steal from /her/!

Log created on 15:22:53 01/17/2016 by Shira Hebi, and last modified on 20:07:04 01/17/2016.