KOF 2017 - Act 2: Mission 30 - No Harm, No Fowl

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Description: The Hungry Wolves find themselves scattered across the city of Southtown. Geese's city. Having called in Rock Howard upon the aftermath of the last round of the King of Fighters, now the teen heartthrob has gone missing. Alerted to this by Taiyo High and Rock's part time job, Terry Bogard kicks plenty of ass on his way through Geese Tower for some answers. Fortunately, the man of the hour is in, and while Geese doesn't have much to say of the whereabouts of his disowned heir, he certainly has a story to tell about the hole in the wall of his office penthouse. Suffice to say, Terry will need to beat the information out of him. Is today the day when Geese's goose is finally cooked?

It was going to happen. As Geese would say the unfolding events were PREDICTABO!

It didn't take long for word to reach Terry that something happened with Rock. Some well dressed Yakuza types escorting the young Howard away without any sort of fight. Terry knows just where they were taking him and while he might not know the full result of what happened or know of Rock's little trip off the tower he knows the man he must confront.

"GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESUH!" The name was shouted at the top of Terry's lungs as he entered the tower and started to instantly plow through the men that were stationed to properly greet the Lone Wolf. They stood no chance of course. And it seems Geese had his more noteable underlings busy with other matters. This is Geese Howard and if he really wanted to stop Terry he could have had the likes of Yamazaki and Billy waiting at the front door.

It doesn't take long for Terry to make it to the elevator and take it upwards. The door opening and one of Geese's unfortunant fodder goes flying out of the elevator and across the room before Terry steps out. Walking into a trap be damned. He is damn sure it was at this point and right now he doesn't care. The young man is a ball of anger right now as he clenches his hands into fists. "If you wanted my attention you have it."

Rock was in the hospital. Rock was still in a coma. and there's no doubt the man who did that to him, who came within a hair's breadth of taking his life... Geese Howard. A man who Terry knows has already killed before. And he has never been one to leave half-measures. If Rock's survival was indeed unintended, directly coming here is the only way to possibly save him.

Suited soldiers, competent by most standards, were nothing before Terry's hobo onslaught. Billy is out for a dance recital, and Yamazaki is passed out from drinking too much at a strip club. The rest of his meaningful agents are on the field. Although that hardly means much. After all... the best reason for Geese to feel secure? He is here, himself.

The trap seems to be Geese at his desk, quietly writing at forms. He is dressed in a business suit, formal and well-tailored. Although Terry's chi is scarcely contained, already suffusing the top office like a barely restrained animal, his own is quiet and serene. A few bodyguards tremble, backing away from Terry. In fighting spirit, they have already lost, even in the face of their master.

"You may leave." Without further ado, the last onlookers depart at due haste towards the side stairs. "Terry Bogard. I would be lying if I said that throwing Rock off this tower was not symbolic. I have thought long and hard... on our last conflict. Why you won. Why I lost. They say that loss is enlightening. Tch. Foolish. I thought your victory was nothing more than a fluke..."

"And I was right. You came here, so I may prove it. To myself, and you." ...Despite saying that, Geese has still yet to rise from his grandiose leather chair, and nothing of his fighting spirit or temperament hints that he is ready for any death battle...

Terry's gaze remains locked on Geese as the elder fighter speaks. As if it wasn't hard enough to contain his rage it just seems to swell when Terry realizes Rock was just used to get Terry's attention when Geese damn well knows he could have easily went straight to the Lone Wolf instead. "All this....because of what you consider a fluke?"

His gaze shifts momentarily to where Rock made his grand exit before looking back to Geese. This bastard would bring his own son close to death just because he feels his loss to Terry was a fluke. There is no contain all that anger and energy has built up into him. "You wanted a fight?" His fist raises into the air and all that energy that has been building starts to gather right into it as he steps forward and slams the fist hard into the ground.

Geese can remain sitting all he wants. This isn't about being a fair fight and waiting for Geese to say he is ready. This is Terry looking to get some revenge on Rock's part as well as knocking Geese down a peg in the process. The release of energy hurtles across the floor and will tear through the desk in its attempt to reach Geese and knock his ass right out of that nice expensive chair. "POWER WAVE!"

COMBATSYS: Terry has wandered into a fight here.

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Terry            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Geese has joined the fight here. You cannot escape wrong death.

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Terry            0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0            Geese

COMBATSYS: Geese fails to slow Power Wave from Terry with Reppuken.

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Terry            0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0            Geese

"No. I did not want a simple fight. Were we to spar, you would be crushed. It is meaningless. What I wanted... was your rage. Just like that day. I was a fool to dismiss it; when one stands too high on the pinnacle of martial prowess, it is easy to miss an exceptional insect." Geese looks up, and when Terry begins to gather up energy, Geese as well pushes back his chair. Wind billows around him, sending his tie flying.


Terry's power wave roars across the ground, shattering tile. The desk is struck, splintered in all directions. It came slightly faster than expected. The strength was slightly higher than expected. Geese can rationalize this in countless ways. But what happened is clear to any onlooker. The building swathe of energy is collided with, violently dispersed, and a great explosion of force blows over Geese. When it clears he's staggered backwards well over a meter, clothing singed and outfit frayed.

"This... THIS! Hahahaha! Amazing. I did not give you credit before. That you learned 'Hakkyokuseiken.' Do you yourself not realize it? What it is that gives you strength right now, beyond the norm? ...Rage!! It is rage, Terry!! The desire for revenge. The desire to KILL! Your chi thrives on it...! Prove it. Prove it to yourself, and my useless son!!"

"That this is the true path to strength!!"

It is going to take much more to down Geese and Terry knows it, but at least being able to unleash some of the rage and energy that was building in him has helped him calm. Even if he knows he should focus and not let his emotions get the better of him he is all too easily falling into that anger that helped him fell Geese in the past. That rage helped him in the past, but this time around it may just be his downfall.

"You are getting what you want....fine...." he takes a deep breath and he quickly closes the distance between himself and Geese. His movements swift, but also where he isn't thinking straight he is leaving himself more open than he normally would in a fight. He is easily playing right into Geese's hands and really he doesn't care. "But be careful what you ask for. YOU MIGHT REGRET IT!"

Terry rears back again, this time it is just an uncharged fist that comes forward right towards Geese with a powerful dashing straight looking to plant solidly into the chest of the elder Howard.

COMBATSYS: Terry successfully hits Geese with Medium Punch.

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Terry            0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0            Geese

Geese whirls his arms around, and then attempts to bring his forearm up. Terry's fist impacts it... but a surge of power and ferocity drives past, sliding off the crimson armguard and striking the criminal mastermind in the face. His head is knocked away, spatter of blood going into the air. Geese is forced to swivel his rear leg back, reeling for a moment. The two hits are not much. Terry's power is still well beneath him. His chi. His technique. His skill. All of that. Just like the first time. Luck. The pride, the ego within Geese wants to merely chalk it up to luck...

But no. He's learned.

"I see... that's what it is..." He spits to the side, before maneuvering backwards. He just put distance between himself and Terry...? This would be strange. In the encounter prior, Geese trivialized Terry, ignored his mounting advantage, then exploded into rage and was scarcely defeated. Now... Terry is staring into a well of calm. Slowly his hands trace a circle before him, centering before a slow exhale sends a waft of visible blue chi whirling. An immense pressure suddenly drops over the office, as if the air is charged with electricity.

"Your tenacity to the martial arts. Your desire to win at any cost. ...When last we fought, I had neither of these. You have reminded me of what I lost long ago, Terry... Very well. This time, I will acknowledge you. As a foe I must crush into dust."

His eyes then become serious, expression solemn. "Let me thank you... by painting my house... with your blood!!"

COMBATSYS: Geese focuses on his next action.

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Terry            0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0            Geese

While the hit did not fully go as Terry had planned things worked out better in the end. The way his fist glanced off and instead rocked the jaw of Geese to throw him off balance. And to Terry? It felt good. Does he think the battle is over? Far from it. He has tangled with Geese before and it was possibly sheer luck in some instances he came out on top.

He stands there as he listens to Geese and he narrows his eyes on the elder fighter. He can feel the energy starting to fill the room. Energy that is not his own. A reminder that while Terry has excelled in his training he is far from a finished product and feeling the power Geese is starting to show can be overwhelming even to the Lone Wolf. "Why use mine when you can use your own? It is already making that suit look better." He says bnefore taking a deep breath.

He presses on. He is leaping right into the jaws of a monster once more, but playing it safe just doesn't seem like the best of options. He just needs to keep striking and hope the flurry is enough to keep Geese off his guard and make rare mistakes that Terry can take advantage of. "BURN..." He roars as his fist once again ignites into flame. he will keep punching Geese until his knuckles bleed if he has to. He wants Geese to feel the pain Rock must have felt during that little 'spar' even if it is just the physical side of it. "KNUCKLE!"

COMBATSYS: Geese counters Burn Knuckle EX from Terry with Gedan Atemi Nage.

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Terry            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1            Geese

Geese does not react. He merely watches as Terry waits, before he rushes forward, closing the distance. Remarkable. Now that Geese is analyzing, he can see Terry's strength. His movements look rough and unrefined... but his physique and chi eruption completely offset that. His self-taught style gives the impression of a street fighter, yet the results are much more competent in a real fight. Someone who did not grow up in a dojo, but on the streets, earning through scarred knuckles every technique. It reminds him of Billy. Such a shame. Had Geese known Terry's potential, he could have become a potent pawn were things to go another direction.

Instead, he will end him.

"PREDICTABLE!" Geese roars, catching the forearm of Terry. All that force may be great, but it is not condensed. It's easy to shift to the side, missing cleanly. With the Hungry Wolf open, he is whirled overhead, before hurled into the ground at Geese's feet with destructive force, ending up in a painful pile. "You are indeed an animal. I think a master... might have weakened you, Terry!! These fangs you developed, they are your true strength! But a wolf is still no match for a lion!!"

%Even with so much force behind that blow Geese shows his own strength by catching Terry and using the hobo's momentum to roughly drive him into the floor. A sharp exhale escapes as spine meets ground and Terry's plan to keep up the pressure is quickly halted with a few switf motions.

"Not a lion...." he says as he starts to get up. He has a few other choice names he would like to call Geese, but right now this isn't the time to talk. The two fighters are still dangerously close to one another and Terry quickly sees if there is any sort of opening. Even if there does look to be one he knows Geese is swift in his movements. He just proved it moments ago and the hesitation Terry shows for that moment could be costly.

He looks like he is about ot just leap forward and strike at Geese's midsection, but opts instead to roll back and put some distance between himself and the elder fighter. Taking a deep breath he raises a hand and motions for Geese to come at him, all the while that energy he wields seems to be growing stronger as the flames erupt around him. Simple punches aren't going to fell Geese this day. It is going to take a lot more and he is going to make Geese regret wanting to ever fight Terry again.

COMBATSYS: Terry calls upon the energy of the Earth.

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Terry            0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1            Geese

One of the greatest weaknesses of Geese is that his namesake is not as imposing. However, anyone who knows the true battle power of a geese would never underestimate it. Fearless, ruthless creatures who are wickedly territorial, and can terrify even bears into submission. Kicking forward in a mastered step, he is suddenly at Terry's chest. And then whirls out a blow towards the man's midsection, before flowing into a second, much more powerful palm strike intended to slither through shattered defenses and hit him right in the sternum, roaring out his own defiance as he uses not his own rage and emotions, but the long-honed technique and mastery of a lifetime... trying, for now, not to be dragged into fighting at Terry's level!!

COMBATSYS: Terry endures Geese's Jaei Ken.

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Terry            1/----===/=======|=======\====---\1            Geese

The attack slips through with ease. Mostly because Terry really isn't doing much to defend himself. There is the feeling of the first hit landing firmly then the crunching noise as his palm slams hard into the sterum and sends Terry flying away from the sheer power of Geese's strike and right into a wall. And while there is a nice indention in said wall it looks like it wasn't enough force to have Terry do his own Rock impression just yet. "That all you have? Is that really the strength of a lion?" he asks and there is a bit of a smirk.

And even if he tries not to show it he is hurting. He can feel it already being harder to breath after taking such a direct hit, but he isn't going down like that. He made Geese realize underestimating him was a bad idea in the past and if he can help it today will become a reminder that the elder Howard should not prod the Lone Wolf so much.

Lurching forward then breaking into a run soon closes the distance between the two fighters once again. Terry soon leeps upwards looking to drive his knee into Geese's midsection to throw him off balance as another energy fueled fist swings downwards to just knock him to the ground. "POWER DUNK!"

COMBATSYS: Terry successfully hits Geese with Power Dunk EX.

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Terry            1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\1            Geese

Unexpected. Terry is taking exceptional risks; this should have been planned for. The ease in striking the man leaves him open, that technique having a significant follow through to add to the power. Where he traded raw speed, the Wolf goes for sheer power in trade. And the comment after makes his teeth grit, eyes narrowing as a fluctuation of rage begins to boil in the whirlwind of previously serene energy he is suffusing. He manages to lean back, both arms grasping Terry's knee. But not enough. The force barrels through, hitting Geese in the chest with a grunt of pain, before the overhead blow strikes clean. Geese is launched backwards, hitting his shoulder and rolling away. The first one to be brought to his knees... was him?

"...I see. Someone sane, who could see the gulf between us... would not fight like this!! I am done trying to predict you, Bogard!! Instead, I will merely CRUSH you!!" He then whirls around back on his feet, before beckoning at the other man. "COME!! Show me if you can stay at my level!! I will take your greatest efforts, and render them into DUST!" And then he sweeps out, a great eruption of energy blasting out, whirling in lightning and wind before rocketing along, multiple additional eruptions not dissimilar from Terry's own Power Geyser... the similarities in the shared chi training techniques might be coming to the forefront...!

COMBATSYS: Geese issues a challenge!!

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Terry            1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\1            Geese

COMBATSYS: Geese successfully hits Terry with Raigou Reppuken.

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Terry            2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>>>>\-------\0            Geese

The rage is rising and that only makes Terry smirk again. For all the gloating and bravado Geese is letting himself get worked into a similar rage Terry was in when this all started. Not like the Lone Wolf has managed to calm himself entirely, but he is at least managing some restraint while seeing Geese get more angry by the moment.

The downside of this? Well Terry is soon staring down at one of the more dangerous attacks that Geese Howard has at his disposal. He may have gotten surprised earlier and didn't get the Reppuken off, but this time he has more than enough time to send that grand eruption of energy that Terry has no time to get out of the way from. At best he raises his arms to prepare himself only for the impact to be too great. The Lone Wolf is blasted back and slammed into the wall again leaving another indention as he slumps to the ground in a heap where he doesn't move right away. It seems Geese has finally perhaps broken the young Bogard and claimed victory.

Then Terry begins to stir and a hand reaches for his hat which had been knocked off in the blast and left the bill of it nicely charred. Gently he places it back on his head and adjusts it while kneeled on the ground. He then wipes a bit at the blood coming down from the gash on the side of his head when it slammed into the wall at high speed. "You are tough.....I give you that.....but......Geese..."

Terry then gets fully to his feet and he rears back with a fist. "AHH YUU OKEI?" he shouts and then lunges forward. Quickly he hurtles forward right at the elder Howard and looking to once more plant his fist right into the chest of Geese."

COMBATSYS: Geese counters Buster Wolf from Terry with Oni Hanmon.

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Terry            1/-------/<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0            Geese

Geese brings up his arms, every muscle, his very soul, screaming to launch himself at Terry. But no. He is here to win; in the end, there is nothing more than that. Terry is a beast who grew his teeth on the battlefield of brutal, angry fists. For all of Geese's arrogance and ego, that is not where he thrives. Not the hotblooded nature of men like Billy, but to control and manipulate the flow of battle and systematically destroy the enemy. "Hmph. I acknowledge you as an enemy worth destroying, Terry. But that does not mean you are any less..."

He then swings, and then both hands grasp Terry's forearm. Muscles bulge, veins superimpose. It's not enough. The chi is beginning to surge, and the deadly eruption going to come. But just prior to Terry's victory, he suddenly yanks down. The flaw in the Hungry Wolf exposed again; although he is like a great engine, his tracks are incredibly weak. Knocked off-balance, his hand then sweeps up, catching Terry by the face. Fingers lock, tight enough to creak his very skull. Before sweeping him upwards and clean off his feet like some child's doll, and then SLAMMING him upon the concrete tiles at Geese's feet, shattering them in a great eruption of kinetic force.


All that power set to be unleash, and in an instant Terry finds it fizzled out. The sudden movements of Geese and the way he grips Terry by the face and starts to squeeze down on his skull. The cracking sounds aren't a very good noise either. And if his face and head as a whole wasn't a mess to begin with it it isn't really looking good after it meets the floor with such force it cracks the tiles and Terry goes limp once more.

Finally it seems Geese got his wish. Terry is crushed and his loss avenged. Perhaps it really was luck that allowed Bogard to win. Or maybe it is the fact even when it seems like Terry is defeated he pulls something out of his hat.

In this case it is the quick movement and the fact he goes from looking to be unconcious into a blazing ball of fury that leaps upwards and looks to drive his shoulder right into Geese and knock him upwards. "I'm not done yet!" he shouts in defiance and then leaps upwards and his arm erupts with the firey chin once more as he looks to deliver a downward punch to send Geese to the ground, befure all that built up chi erupts to blast the elder Howard away if he isn't quick enough.

COMBATSYS: Terry successfully hits Geese with Overshoot Geyser.

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Terry            0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0            Geese

Geese turns away, his suit singed and soiled from the fight. Few people can stress him to such a level, and many of them Geese would have considered far greater threats. Indeed, Terry with his chi ignited can reach the top of the owrld. But instead he bursts back into life, causing Geese to whirl around in genuine surprise. "Of course... I forgot that with insects..." He twists his face with the blow, shifting to dampen it slightly despite connecting. A whirl of cerulean shimmers just prior to the great explosion that rocks the entire office, blowing out the distant glass windows and knocking over one of the grandiose golden statues. Yet as it dissipates, two arms swish up, billowing past dust. "...must be removed at their head." And then both come together, air displacing before he SLAMS the palms towards either of Terry's ears, trying to cause a sudden detonation of internal vibrations to shatter his eardrums and send him collapsing to the ground!!

COMBATSYS: Terry blocks Geese's Fast Throw.

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Terry            0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0            Geese

Even a great fighter like Terry should not be standing right now. Geese's onslaught has been great and the young Bogard looks like his face has been run over a cheese grater. Not only that the sheer amount of blood loss at this point should equate to him laying in a heep or gutter dead. Somehow he still keeps going and that just frustrates Geese. Perhaps that is why he still stands.

And he just won't go down. Geese goes to try and shatter his eardrums with powerful strikes, but Terry gets his arms up and stops both arms before they ever reach their destination. And through that bloody mess of a face he gives a small smile. "Weak." Yeah, he is goading Geese at this point and in the end it might be a bad idea, but Terry has little left to care about it.

And perhaps that is why he remains reckless at this point. So near to his nemesis and low on energy he has a few options left. That is why he just rears back his leg and then brings the knee up between Geese's legs. Hopefully the guy has a cup.

COMBATSYS: Terry successfully hits Geese with Medium Kick.

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Terry            0/-------/-------|=====--\-------\0            Geese

There's some surprise from Geese when Terry manages to bring up his arms, although the impact is still not minor. Calling him weak works as intended. His eyes widen and teeth grit in rage. For that split second, his rationality drops.

And then a leg strikes between his legs. THUNK.

Immediately Geese drops down to a kneel, face warping into silent agony. He had hoped for this to be a grandiose finale, where he established that skill and technique overcome raw brutality. His glorious long-mastered moves, trained from countless masters, at the forefront.

Instead he wordlessly strikes upwards, intending to uppercut Terry back. Right in his OWN groin.

COMBATSYS: Geese successfully hits Terry with Quick Punch.
- Power hit! -

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Terry            0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0            Geese

COMBATSYS: Terry has reached second wind!

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Terry            0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0            Geese

For all what this fight has been it seems like things have really broken down. Terry didn't really seem to mind going low in this case when taking on Geese and his knee hits solidly. Let it be known this day Geese didn't wear a cup. In the future that shall be different.

At the same time Terry also does not wear a cup. Geese just strikes upwards and the eyes of the young Bogard almost jump out of their sockets when the strike is enough to actually knock him up off his feet and back towards the wall where he has impacted.

10....9....8....7...." The impact is felt and it almost looks like it is enough to send Terry through it and sailing towards the ground. Luck just prevents it and the Lone Wolf bounces off and lands on the ground.

Then he leaps from the ground and comes right towards Geese. A double strike of one fist looking to jack the jaw of the elder Howard before delivering a downward punch to drive him to the ground again.

COMBATSYS: Geese counters Rising Upper from Terry with Joudan Atemi Nage.

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Terry            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0            Geese

Geese is panting heavily, still feeling the heavy pulses of pain. He's down. But... yes. Of course. Terry presses back to his feet again, and hurls himself back towards the scion of Southtown. "Do you not... know futility?!" he roars, before sweeping out to drive aside the opening fist. Before the second can come, a brutal uppercut strikes Terry across the face, Geese staggering sideways afterwards and bringing up his guard. "Know your place...!!"

The strike looked good in Terry's eyes, but his vision is also blurred from the punishment and the blood running into his eyes. That first strike is knocked away and then the uppercut lands to keep Terry from even really trying to deliver the second one. It sends him sailing backwards to land on his back once more in a heap where he has a bit of trouble moving once more.

"I do.....I...." he murmurs under his breath. He is running on fumes at his point as he rises back to his feet somehow. How he can even find the energy to keep going is a feat unto itself. Perhaps Geese really brings out the best of the Lone Wolf's potential. "You can't break me...."

How he can even manage to ignite the energy he controls at this point is rather impressive. The flames once again igniting as Terry staggers forward then spins about on a heel. It is less of a punch this time and more of a big backfist of explosive energy looking to slam right into the cheek of Geese.

COMBATSYS: Terry successfully hits Geese with Power Drive.

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Terry            0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Geese

"Haa... haa..." Geese begins to exhale, before Terry is rushing towards. How can he still move? He is certain his body is past it's limits. Is it that will? That tenacity? Even now, has the gulf between them in that regard not gotten any smaller...?! His forearms shift to intercept, but instead Terry twists, and the explosive backspin strikes him straight in the jaw, twisting Geese away and causing his entire upper body to go limp, doubling over. Legs tremble as he obviously clings to his own consciousness.

"...R.... Rrrrr..."

Suddenly cerulean energy whirls around, shredding the majority of his suit. A well of power that was well-hidden is finally tapped, as Geese stands up straight and thrusts his hands high. Fingers curl, his eyes wild and cruel.


And then they descend, to impact the floor bowed over before Terry. A great cyclone of bladed wind-like chi roars upwards, striking the newly repaired overhead glass dome and sending glass blowing in all directions. Trying to finish things with his most carefully honed assault... although energized now with his own rage.


COMBATSYS: Terry blocks Geese's Raging Storm+.

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Terry            0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0            Geese

hat backfist lands solidly and as weak as Terry feels he can't help but smile a bit at that. There was a lot of power behind it, but even so he soon finds it isn't enough to fell Geese. And boy does the elder Howard look mad right about now as Terry can feel that energy being gathered.

That Raging Storm is unleashed and Terry is left with few options on how to handle it. The room is only so big and finding a way to avoid the huge release of chi is next to none. All he can do is go down on a knee and raise his arms. He does his best to remain as small as he can and try to weather the storm.

Even so he is almost bowled over by the sheer strength of the attack and he barely manages to hold his ground.

"Is...is that all you got?" He asks and he rises up somehow. Tenacity and the sheer will to defeat Geese is all that really powers Terry at this point. He is so weak he can't even seem to conjure his own flames of chi when he moves forward towards Geese. The attack is rather simple and all Terry can do is leap forward and thrust a foot forward looking to plant a sneaker right into the face of Geese. "H....hhhhaaaah!"

COMBATSYS: Terry successfully hits Geese with Fierce Kick.

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Terry            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0            Geese

How...? That was everything. Geese is out of gas. There's genuine shock to see Terry remaining upright at the conclusion of that assault, before the lunging kick strikes out. He tries to evade, but grunts and collapses to a knee in pain, caught right in the jaw for his trouble. Blackness whirls in his vision... before he suddenly lashes out with both hands, trying to catch Terry by his jacket. "Not again... I will not..."

He then makes to stand and hurl Terry straight into the air with all his might. "LOSE TO YOU AGAIN!!"

Both of his arms whirl together, before he makes to strike out with all his might, and SLAM both of his palms into the side of Terry's ribcage when he descends, to cause him to fly and rebound off a golden statue to land nearby...

As Geese finally falters, dropping to hands and knees, defenseless. Long, wheezing breaths coming out, blood dripping slowly from the corner of his mouth to stain the ground.

COMBATSYS: Geese can no longer fight.

[                             \  <
Terry            0/-------/--=====|

COMBATSYS: Terry dodges Geese's Rashoumon.

[                             \  <
Terry            0/-------/--=====|

Hands grasp and then they find nothing. Terry somehow sees what is coming and it comes close, but he staggers back and Geese falls to his hands and knees. And somehow through all the punishment Terry is the one left standing even if he looks ready to fall over himself at any point.

"Call it another fluke......think what you will of me. You think your son weak, but he is more of a man you will ever be."

Terry could end it. He could drive Geese off the tower once more, but instead the Lone Wolf turns his back to the downed Howard and walks towards the elevator.

To throw Geese to his death would only make Terry a lesser man. "You lose again, Geese. Care to try a third time? Come find me." With that said Terry gets on the elevator and the door closes.

Geese shall have plenty of time to think about this one. For Terry all he cares about is to leave the tower and find Rock and make sure the young Howard is recovering well. All the while he knows a giant target is now on his back. If Geese was angry previously he will be livid from now on. There will be no rest for Terry in the future from what it seems.

COMBATSYS: Terry wanders on to find the next challenge.


Geese merely remains there. In terms of damage, it's certain that Terry is worse off. If there was a twenty second break, Geese would likely have recovered enough to finish the Hungry Wolf off easily. But that is irrelevant. In battle, strength does not always mean victory. Terry could have finished him here.

And both of them know it.

The elevator door closes, and Geese suddenly feels rage burn deep within him. He roars, the entire rooftop flashing bright cerulean as he lifts his hands high and slams them down, causing a huge shockwave of power that splits deep, shattering ceramic.

"Not enough strength... I need more... MORE...!!"

Purple whirls, tainting his torrentous chi, as the typhoon finally dies down with a last crackle. This is not over.

Vengeance will be his...!!

Log created on 11:24:38 10/05/2017 by Geese, and last modified on 23:20:33 10/05/2017.