Shira Hebi - Snakeing Interpol

Description: Shira once again tries to mug someone. It happens to be a certain interpol agent, Daniel Little. Everything is Zach's fault.

A hellbent blur.

Daniel Jack drops the car off at the rental place. Interpol would cover the cost. It was Interpol business, he'll convince them. He might not succeed. But Daniel Jack had to make the threat, and answer the questions. Fio Tessitore was the victim of vigilante justice, and the world was a victim of Tessitore's terrorist attack. Well-Intentioned Good Men fighting Well-Intentioned Villains. It was a miserable world, filled with miserable people. He had made an enemy of Zach.

And Daniel Jack didn't care.

The Agent of Interpol had come to Southtown again because of Zach Glenn. A miserable monster hunter who saved lives. Or maybe a corrupt private security officer who defrauded clients. Or maybe the idealistic leader of a global lynch mob. So many titles, so many takes. Daniel Jack didn't know what was happening in the world around him. But he had been to Majigen, and he knew the scent of rot and decay. Of -corruption-. It was a bleak world where men lied to men, and men made men into monsters. Man's inhumanity to man never ended.

It had now spread to monsters.

Twilight was all around, as the detective walks away from the rental site, walking alone on the dark sidewalks. He didn't need a car anymore. He could walk. Agent Little was garbed in his Interpol greys still; government standard grey business suit with a red tie and a fedora. The detective's black gumshoes step quietly on the sidewalk. It was a clear night. A lonely night. The dark-skinned detective twitches his mustache, hands in his pockets as he glares ahead, mind sharp. He had a lot to consider. He had a lot to think about.

And not much time to act.

After her little encounter with Alisa, Shira had been forced to heal a bit before she can get back to her nightly activities. The money, such as it was, has been starting to pile up. She might be able to get that doctor that her 'Mother' so needs!

The take had been light thus far tonight, only a few fellow punks that proved weaker to the healing serpentess. She's clad in a new set of jeans and a sweater-dress stolen from a nearby shop. They're already cut up, and a few light wounds has the desperate Darkstalker already a bit bloody. Her current perch is a closed coffee shop near the sidewalk that the detective walks down. Up above, slitted serpent-eyes peer down, and her tongue flicks.

Daniel smells of misery and concern, and perhaps, potential prey. He certainly looks like he could have money. Drawing her knife, she slithers across the rooftop, leaping about effortlessy. Finally, as he approaches a nearby alleyway, Shira clings to the wall, slinking down as her body clings to the surface. Out of the darkness, she tries to take him from behind, one arm wrapping around his waist while a blade tries to press to his throat! She'll drag him deeper into the alleyway should she manage to get hold!

A low, animal hiss is whispered. There's the scent of booze on her breath, blood on her wounded body, even as her face is impassive. Locks of her long hair fall easily in reach.

Despite her deadpan voice, she's definetely young, and female. "I need your money. Nothing personal. Drop your wallet and you can go." A simple demand in a hissing, cold voice. Her tongue once more tastes the air.

Like a thief in the night.

Daniel Jack feels a hand on him, and a knife to the throat. And with it, a pull into the alleyway. An ambush. He should have been better than that to fall for that. He would blame Zach for that too. But the moment the knife touches him, and the whisper comes, the detective...

Bends forward.

It was smooth motions, working in tandem with the mugger's own momentum. Her porportions were alien, Daniel could tell from just how things were moving. But the fundementals were the same. The flat of his hand motions up as Daniel leans forward, pushing the blade smoothly off his throat. The other hand wraps around the wrist of the hand on his hips. A step moves forward, and Daniel pivots, turning his body. The knife-side hand was keeping the detective's throat clear, with the elbow pushing back. But the other hand was pulling the wrist of the grabber, wrenching it hard as he slips from the grasp. He pushes away, stepping back only two paces. A smooth, rehearsed action...

That occurs in the blink of an eye.

Daniel Jack stands there, stance wide, palms forward, as he comes into the defensive stance of Todoh-Ryuu Kobojutsu. Long ago, Daniel Jack had studied the art for self-defense. And now... he was being attacked by a mugger. This was textbook Todoh-Ryuu circumstance. There is a chuckle from the detective, as he watches Shira with steely eyes. "Lady. You've made the worst mistake in your goddamn life-" He stops short for a second, his eyes analyzing the woman in the darkness. He suddenly realizes what was before him.

"Darkstalker." The detective states flatly.

It's a textbook throw, and sends the serpent head-over heels! Literally. Her half-lidded eyes widen as she realizes where she's headed, and in a motion that defies even fighter logic, her body bends in half backwards to stick a landing. As she skids, looking at the man upside down, her body slithers back in place not unlike some kind of eel. She turns around, blinking once. Her tongue tastes the air.

The knife is up defensively, and she looks ready to leap to a nearby wall, when she stops. Her head tilts, and another hiss issues forth. That's definitely a forked tongue.

Shira finally opens her mouth again, showing off fangs and pointy teeth. The knife lowers just a bit. "You know about us?" Suddenly, his money seems less imporant.

"What is a darkstalker? Humans keep calling me that. When they're not calling me a 'freak'. Why do humans care?" She asks curiously, not a hint of dishonesty in that deadpan voice. No, it's curiousity.

Not a freak, but a monster.

Daniel Jack inspects the snake woman with careful, methodological analysis. Snake girl. That's the first impression from the detective. She was clearly humanoid, but with the way she moved, her appearance, her -eyes-, fangs, and tongue. It was reptilian, and snake like. She was looking at the walls. She was fast. Daniel Jack prepares his takedown... but she asks a question. A naive question. Why do humans care.


Daniel Jack's expression is iron. But inside, he considers efficiently. What is a darkstalker? Why wasn't she a freak? Why did humans care? Daniel Jack did not care until he took a moment, and saw what was different. The detective eyes narrow, as an intensity boils within. This was exactly what Zach sought, wasn't it? To kill people like this thug, this snake girl. To protect the weak. The detective just imagines Zach taking this kill, and stringing her up. Eviserating her, as an example to other -things- like her. Daniel Jack's body trembles, as he takes the first step.

"It just means you're a criminal."

Daniel Jack approaches Shira with a steady approach. No agile dashes, no incredible agility. Just a stable, steady approach. Compared to other fighters, Daniel might seem... slow. While his counter-throw was fast, his actual ground speed was pretty unimpressive. No wild charges, no rundowns. Just a nice, steady approach. Closing in, the detective finally unleashes his attack... a simple palm thrust with the left, aimed for Shira's center of mass. Whether that landed or not, he would then follow up with a hand chop with the right, aimed squarely at Shira's neck. A painfully simple combination, possibly one of the simplest and most mundane attacks Shira had seen so far. This might be a joke of an attack.

But the expression of the detective was dead serious.

COMBATSYS: Daniel has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi has joined the fight here.

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Daniel           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0       Shira Hebi

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi blocks Daniel's Quick Punch.

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Daniel           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0       Shira Hebi

Shira, of course, just stands there. There's no judgement in her gaze, just the simple look of a serpent considering some concept. Her expression barely changes, tongue loll'd out. Her answer comes. And she considers.

"...Are you the police? I don't like the police. They always take away my friends. Tried to take away Big Sis. And they don't even look for her killer." She grips her knife, hardly backing off, before that strike comes for her. She takes the blow, skidding back, before that hard chop comes for her. She ducks into a spinning side-flip, leg lashing out to catch the blow before she lands.

"But I like you better than humans that spit and call me a freak. So I won't kill you. I'll just beat you up a little."

Could that be mercy from a cold-blooded snake? Time will tell.

She starts out with a low, ducking slash at the man's legs, aiming to slow him down and make him bleed. Her arm is like a whip, utterly inhuman in flexibility. It even gives a light crack as poison chi spills from her body into the blade!

"...Of course you could still just drop the wallet and run."

COMBATSYS: Daniel blocks Shira Hebi's Poison Slash.

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

"I'm Interpol."

That was the response from Daniel as the palm strike comes. It lands squarely and firmly, "International Police. You're trying to mug a detective, kid." He follows up with the hand chop, only grazing the mugger on impact. Daniel was still marching forward towards Shira, keeping the pressure on her as she comes in with the low slash. The arm was fast, and impossibly limber. The energy that was pouring from her was noted as well; in response, Daniel Jack flares up with his own orange chi. His aura alight, the low slash is met with a defensive shin. The aura-enhanced shin meets the blade, but instead of stopping it, guides it aside. The cut comes shallow, slicing through the slack to the flesh as it deflects off. But the toxic energy is neutralized, and Daniel... Daniel was not slowing down.

In fact, he was moving in.

Looming over Shira, the orange energy burns over his arms as his leg begins to bleed light. He was focused dead over Shira, as he draws back his right hand again. Flattened like a knife, his entire body tenses up a moment... before exploding the hand downward into the lowered Shira. The hand chop moves like a bullet, cracking downward with skeleton shattering force. The form was flawless, the execution perfection. Daniel Jack was aiming the hand chop squarely at Shira's collarbone... or rather, where it would be on a normal person. Anatomy may be more variable than before. One thing was certain, as the chi-laced chop comes.

If it hit?

It would -hurt-

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi parries Daniel's World's Greatest Hand Chop!!

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

That burst of chi deflecting her own from the poison has the serpent's eyes going wide for a moment. She takes it all in. He's slow, but steady. Probably far more tough than her. Fights by using his toughness and precise, powerful blows. She'll have to end this quick.

"You're good." States Shira, before that hand-chop to her collarbone is aimed at her! It'd be a lovely hit against someone normal. Instead, there's the grazing of cloth, and flesh...and cartilage that's far softer than normal. She drops to the ground, the flat of her knife catching the man's elbow as she diverts the rest of the force away. Body twisting around, she slithers through Daniel's legs in a twist of body that would break any other creature's spine.

"Inter...pole." Even as she slithers up behind him, she shakes her head.

"Never heard of it. But that's not unusual." Definitely this thug isn't exactly well educated.

"But a detective's better than a local cop. Are you corrupt? Or are you like the one that gave me a donut when I was hungry?"

"Big sis told me to be nice to people who help. If you're a bad cop, I should take your things. If you're good, I should leave you alone." She muses aloud emotionlessly.

There's the tiniest of frowns that breaks her stoic look, her brain very much on a logical loop.

But physical action takes hold, and the slithering snake starts to curl her legs around Daniel's own, and presses her weight against his back as she pushes /forward/! Her free arm similarly wraps around his neck, squeezing just enough to cut off air. Then, her blade starts to travel lightly over Daniel's stomach, giving gentle little slices if he can't shove her away! Already, her actions are far less lethal than they were, given how torn she is.

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi blitzes into action and acts again!

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

COMBATSYS: Daniel blocks Shira Hebi's Slither Stab EX.

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

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Daniel with Slither Hold.

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

She was aggressive.

The detective unleashes the hand chop with skeleton-shattering force, smashing HARD into the concrete. The ground shatters and splinters on impact, dealing no harm to Daniel's own hand. A powerful blow... that wasn't landing into the mugger. The woman was instead between Daniel's legs, slithering past him in completely alien ways. "You haven't heard of us? We're the best cops in the world!" Daniel would make a finer point, but as he recovers, he notices that... the woman's legs start wrapping around his own?

"God dammit, is this gonna be one of those mother gaaaaaack!"

Daniel Jack is interrupted as the woman's arms slip around his neck, strangling him. His mind was sweeping around what was happening. Memories drift to Doctor Tess for some reason, before he focuses on the most important thing. He had to deal with both the tightening grips on his neck, and the knife to the gut. His body tenses up hard, the flow of chi crashing over him again as he struggles. Between the two? He chooses to focus on the knife, first. The blade move to rake his belly, and he meets it with one hand alone. He even managed to GRAB the blade, leaving a slice on his palm. The other hand struggles with the chokehold. Unlike before, he is only able to keep himself conscious in the face of the constriction; his face was swelling up. Groaning and gagging, he finally releases the hand on his neck, giving Shira the constriction she wanted. The fresh new strength goes to his neck as he begins to grey out. His other hand lashes out to grab the same knife... and the wrist. In the close quarters, Daniel Jack found his weapon. Attempting to seize control of the limb, he will pivot, turning around to shift Shira's weight...

And gently twist her own knife into her leg.

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi parries Daniel's Light Random Weapon!!

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

"Really? I'm lucky then. You probably have a lot of cash." Nod nod nod. A pause. Before she can get her thoughts together too much, the man starts to give in to her strangling. She hisses right into Daniel's ear, tongue flicking in all the wrong ways.

But then he grabs the knife, and with deft movements, yanks her wrist! It at first only seems to tighten her stranglehold, but soon she abandons her grip as he goes to stab her!

Her arm has to unravel from his neck a bit though, likely dispelling whatever doubts of humanity Daniel might have for the snake. Her leg goes up, her foot leaves her shoe, and Daniel would find the serpent's long and dainty toes catching the blade. It gets him free as she's forced to hop back, soon barefoot. She flicks that large butcher's knife back to her hand. Her eyes are slitted.

"That's Big Sis's knife. You don't get to have it. Mine. Mine. Mine. Stupid cop always takes things from us. Hiss. Should have stayed with Little Sis."

Then, her free hand takes a switchblade from her arm holsters, and chucks it right for the man's gutt! She does move in, instead keeping her distance, torn between fleeing or pressing on. She needs the money. But being near Daniel is stirring something in her. Curiousity reigns.

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Daniel with Knife Toss EX.

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

She lets go? Wonderful!

As the grip tightens, Daniel Jack was worried she was just gonna fight it. But instead, she... unwraps her limb? Daniel Jack felt like he was fighting a sack of snakes. Angry, angry snakes. At least she didn't bite him. As he gasps for air, he is acutely aware of her babbling. He sways, turning around as he throws his guard back. Instead, a knife is sent to meet him. the overwhelming offense of Shira was difficult for Daniel Jack to keep track of. The detective tries to deflect the knife, to guide it away... and only manages to guide it away from his most precious organs. The weapon cuts deep into his side, avoiding the most important bit, but still leaving a knife in him. The detective groans, gritting his teeth. Palming for his torso, he grabs the weapon by the handle.

And he tears the knife out.

Daniel Jack had taken knives to the gut before. The detective was in pain. But now, the full stubbornness of the infamous detective of Southtown had come back. Throwing the knife to the ground, he readjusts back to his defensive stance. He holds his ground, eyes burning, staring at Shira. And with it, his body begins to burn; a bright aura of orange chi cascading over him. "Alright, scuzzy." the detective growls, as his torso bleeds light.

"Time to jack this up a notch."

COMBATSYS: Daniel Jacks it up a notch!

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

The serpent watches as Daniel pulls it out, her tongue tasting the air. Blood, sweat, pain, and determination. Her arms go slack as she watches chi gather, and the man stare at her so menacingly. If she could feel fear, she'd be rightfully scared. Instead, she's just worried. He's definitely strong.

"...What's a scuzzy?" She asks, almost child-like if it weren't for the deadpan voice and obvious signs of vague adulthood.

"You're strong, but I'm quicker. You should really just leave the wallet and run. I won't follow you." She adds again, before going on the offensive once more. Her motions are all flexes and movement, slithering from side to side. She raises her knife as if looking to stab into his chest!

And then her free hand snaps out in a whipping punch strait for the beans. Shira is not a nice fighter in the end.

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Daniel with Dirty Strike.

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

Daniel wasn't just strong.

The detective was stubborn. The more pressure Shira put on the detective, the more tenacious he got. As she rushes in, the detective already was ready for it. She was sliding side to side, diving in with a raised knife. He steps in, hands up to catch the knife. The free hand gets a free hit right in the sweet spot. For most fighters on the street, this would have been a showstopped. But Daniel? Daniel Jack groans furiously, as his aura grows brighter. He wasn't slowed down. He was just MAD now. "Quicker?"

"I'll show YOU quicker!"

Daniel Jack suddenly explodes out again, moving with a sharp burst before Shira has time to even disengage. A palm strike with the right comes hammering out, with a hand chop with the left. A repeat of the opening combination? This time, however, the detective transitions with a elbow jab with the left, stepping in sharply. The detective finishes up with... nothing. The assault stops short, as Daniel Jack repositions. He isn't going to let her escape now.

He was starting the Ladykiller loop.

COMBATSYS: Daniel successfully hits Shira Hebi with Zoot Suit Riot.

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

And he stays on his feet. This clearly takes the snake by surprise, as she finds an elbow slamming into her jaw, followed by a rain of palm strikes and chops that hammer her body. She coughs, spits up blood and spit, eyes buldging out as even her body can't take that kind of pressure! She stumbles back, holding her side as she rolls on the ground.

"S...s....stupid....interpol!" She hisses out, before aiming a sweeping kick at his legs! They try to tangle and trip more than kick, turning into a very, very strange attempt at a throw.

COMBATSYS: Daniel fails to interrupt Quick Throw from Shira Hebi with Fantastic Todoh Punch.

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Daniel           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1       Shira Hebi

Daniel Jack lines up his shot.

As Shira backs away, Daniel was already moving in. His hand was drawn back, chi energy was building. "FANTASTIC..." He begins, as Shira dives low. He tracks her, trails her, as the energy continues to build. She sends her legs out, and he holds his ground. "... TODOH..." Was the follow up, as he readies the bone-shattering strike.

And the Ladykiller Loop breaks.

Daniel Jack is sent off his feet, tangled by the snake leg ambush. Falling down hard, he stumbles, the energy disappating. The momentum was thrown. But Daniel... Daniel was not down yet. The detective struggles back up, before the snake has a chance to maul him again.


Even Shira can't help but hiss in alarm as that much chi builds! That could seriously take her out! It comes down, but then, she's saved by her whip-like limbs! Down Daniel falls, and gets up. Shira lets out a small hiss.

"...You telegraph that too much. Shouting out your attack doesn't help." She chides gently. And now the criminal-slash-snake-slash-kid is giving Daniel advice. Poor guy.

And she uses that time as he's getting up to leap into the air. She more or less attaches to the wall, slither-running her way around only to leap away! A trio of throwing knives rake towards his right arm, while her big knife seeks out to stab him from behind and into the side! A vicious, cruel strike meant to put him in pain and hopefully take him down!

The throwing knives are dropped, though, in favor of trying to use that now freed hand to go for a pickpocket attempt, right in the middle of battle. She has priorities.

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Daniel with Backstab.

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Daniel           1/-----==/=======|=======\===----\1       Shira Hebi


That was the response as Daniel, rising up, suddenly finds the knives raking his arms, and more importantly, a knife right into the back. He was bleeding badly now, with the cuts adding up with the bruises. The oxygen loss with the blood loss was creeping up on him. Of course, in the melee, he doesn't notice it when Shira plucks out from his pocket... a notepad. A simple notepad, from his last investigation. Daniel Jack suddenly growls as he rips free from the knife, stagging down the sidewalk before pivoting.
And Daniel stomps.

A shockwave of chi energy infuses deep underfoot, shattering the upper layer of concrete. Another stomp come, and the broken concrete is sent into the air around the detective, burning with the orange energy. Daniel Jack begins to approach Shira, snatching each one out of the air as he advances. For each one he grabs, he hurls the chi-infused rubble forward, throwing chunk after chunk straight for Shira, attempting to overwhelm her. Daniel Jack was backed into the corner, body bleeding. But as his steely gaze showed.


COMBATSYS: Daniel successfully hits Shira Hebi with Mean Business.

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Daniel           0/-------/------=|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2       Shira Hebi

That notepad is pocketed. She's a greedy little snake.

But unfortunately, there's Chi involved in all of this. A stomp has that chi energy slamming into her, smacking her right in the fac ewith a chi-infused bit of rubble! It's enough to throw her back, hammering into chest, stomach, legs, and limbs. She's bleeding horrifically, knocked nearly unconscious from the blow. She lets out a hiss, a deep cough of blood, and she lands on her face. The serpent doesn't move for a good five seconds.

Did Daniel finally take out the tentacious green viper? He might well notice the green serpent-patterned armband on her, denoting a local former gang, reputedly killed to a man.

The cunning serpent waits, barely breathing, until he gets close.

She rises up like some kind of ghost, that horrible purple chi spilling from her body. It spills and spills like a tidal wave, her yellow eyes going red in pure survival instinct. All around her, that awful aura hits the buildings, causing concrete to wither and crack, what little grass is around to die off, and a nearby lightpole to rust right before Daniel's eyes. An awful, animal hiss, and then she's leaping for him. Her strikes are wild. Her hands are full of knives, all infused with chi, raking around like dozens of striking serpents. Every part of his body is lashed out at, trying to fill and overflow his body with chilling poison and slices, as though she's afraid she'll die. From the look in her eyes, it might be the case.

Every slice comes at impossible angles even as they blurr into hypnotic cuts, an elaborate dance of serpentine precision and burning poison. Any object that gets in the way? Ends up in a dozen pieces as she uses all of her strength to try to take the man down!

COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi successfully hits Daniel with Death By 1000 Slashes.

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Daniel           0/-------/----===|>>>>---\-------\0       Shira Hebi

She wasn't out yet.

Daniel Jack gasps for air, his sweat mingling with his blood. He was still leaning in, he was refusing to fall. And she doesn't rise up. Daniel Jack doesn't let his guard down. He approaches slowly, his defense up, as he inspects her. He notices... the gang symbol. He didn't know the details. He just saw the emblem. He jabs her with her foot. "Hey, I'm gonna get an ambulance; we'll get you taken care of-"

ANd she lashes out.

The pure poisonous assault comes blazing fast. Daniel is only fast enough to see it coming. His defenses go up, and he manages to catch her. That's a bittersweet notion, as the snake girl rends into him like a wildcat. Daniel gets cut after cut on his shoulder, face, and body, as the noxious venom begins to drag itself in. He feels it gripping him, sapping his strength. Finally with a shove, he barely manages to shove her off, as he falls to the ground. He was bleeding. He was poisoned. He was... he was alive. He lays there, weezing for air. He should be out. But something, a flicker of iron resolve, flares in him.

"I'm not gonna let Zach Glenn murder people like you."

The detective groans, rising back up. His suit was wet with corrupted blood, the noxious chi swimming in his body. "You don't get it, kid. This is to... to help you. You know what the alternative to cops are? Vigilantes. They hunt you down, and they'll kill you. And the law... the law won't do anything for you then." He moans, nearly falling over. He lurches in close, lurches in low, as the venom takes its course. "You're not a freak. You're not a monster. You're j-just a punk."

And then he shoots in.

The detective attempts to seize up Shira as he launches straight up into the air. Should he seize her, he would rise up about 6 feet in the air, and then, infuse HER with his own chi energy, flooding her with the orange energy. And then, he would slam her straight down to the concrete with bone shattering force, sending her on a shockwave away. And then, on his knees, he would struggle to rise.

But he would not rise.

COMBATSYS: Daniel can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Shira Hebi dodges Daniel's Jumping Jack Flash EX.

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Shira blinks. Something catches in her mind as she sees the man rise, listens to his words. Something he says is very confusing, and she tilts her head. Even as he grips her, catches her, fills her with chi and pulls her into the air.

"Vigil...mmm? Oh. 'Monster Hunters'. I met one once. He called me a demon. Scum. Tried to kill me and my friends for helping me. My friends and I managed to beat him back."

Zach Glen. She knows that name.

"Zach...Glen. Familiar..." But /where/?

The law won't help her. No, it won't. She knows that. Humans kill what they fear. She manages to shove her leg out, then another, and pushes away mid-leap. More poisonous chi floats around her body as she kicks away Daniel from his final strike, letting him fall.

Her own chi eats away at the stuff infused in her body, hungry and causing her own clothes to decay and lessen. She frowns. These were new!

And then, she skids down the side of the alleyway to the ground, falling to a knee. Daniel is down. But she just played a similar trick. Grabbing a bit of piping that's nearly rusted away, she pokes at him. Only when she's satisfied does she stumble over. A thorough search for every bit of valuables: money, credit cards, watches, even belt buckles.

Then, she pauses after taking everything of value. She kneels, reaches out, and gently pats his head.

"...You're a good cop. I'm sorry for attacking you. But I wasn't kidding. I really need the money. A kid's sick. It will pay for a doctor, and this is the only way I know how to help."

Her goals explained. Then, she starts ripping off strips of her clothes and of Daniels, bandaging the worst of his wounds. She'll try to find a cellphone, and call for an ambulance.

She sits up against a wall, and pulls Daniel into her lap. Much like her Big Sister, the bleeding, stoic snake starts head-patting the detective and makng sure he doesn't get hurt. When the ambulance arrives? She's gone a moment before they round to the alleyway.

"I'm Shira. I hope we can be friends next time."

Daniel was awake.

As he is poked with the pipe, he groans, and rolls over slightly, eyes open. He was bleeding out. He had toxin running through his veins. And yet, through the sheer tenacity, he refuses to pass out. He just glares at the woman, breathing hard. "Friggin... punk... you better not-"

A moan is all that Daniel could muster as he is searched.

Shira does find a cellphone... with numerious Southtown ambulances still in it. Daniel remember Southtown well. As for a wallet? There is a wallet. Mostly credit cards, a driver's license for a 'Daniel Little,' an inter and most importantly, $40 in cash. It wasn't much. It was something though. What -was- something, though, was the golden watch on a chain inside the suit jacket. A fine piece of work, the watch was worth MUCH more than $40, certainly. The only other thing of note was a snubnose detective revolver, five chambers, and loaded. As Shira can loot what she likes, the man can only groan and grope out uselessly as the ambulance comes. He was mugged by a Darkstalker. Amazing. As she slips away, hoping to be friends next time, he trembles in rage as he groans.

"Dammit, Zach, this is your fault somehow."

Log created on 11:48:24 01/18/2016 by Shira Hebi, and last modified on 21:23:23 01/18/2016.