SNF 2018.04 - SNF: Short Orders

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Description: After Yuri's victory over the hot dog scarfing Hotaru, she faces the powers of Darkness itself. Kelly Mason is one of the faces of the fighting world when it comes to 'Darkstalkers.' And in the Southtown Chinatown, she will touch on one of the most underrepresented demographics of orphans: the Darkstalker survivors of the Gears Wars. Kelly must make the pitch to the world as she fights Yuri, to find a future for this wayward children. And Yuri? Yuri has to decide on what kind of monster she is really facing.

Another day in Southtown in the Chinatown district. It's business as usual for the most part. Even when there's a fight happening in that area, since Southtown is the home to the Kyokugen Dojo, and there's often demonstrations and workshops being given within the region. Not to mention, there's always the chance of encountering the self-proclaimed 'Queen of Kyokugen Karate' herself, Yuri Sakazaki. With her spunky attitude and always bright and optimistic view of things, she's known for attracting people to her, even if it's just to say hi to one of the best known teenagers in Southtown.

Of course, there's nothing Yuri loves better than demonstrating the art of Kyokugen Karate in any way she can. Whether it's a live demonstration, or a sponsored event of some kind, or even beating up a troublemaker, Yuri always boasts about how truly amazing Kyokugen Karate is. The truth is, Yuri is quite a well known face in the Southtown region.

Here in Chinatown, the Saturday Night Fight crew has set up for a battle, and one of those people in attendance is Yuri herself. As the Kyokugen girl prepares for the match, warming up and stretching, she's still more than happy to stop and greet a fan or even sign an autograph. After all, the more fans she has, the more potential new students she'll get for the dojo. Of course, for Yuri, the best part is yet to come.

After finishing her warm up routine, Yuri makes her way to the center of the fighting area. An attendant give Yuri a microphone, which allows her to make her usual style of introduction to everyone. "Hellooooooooooooo everybooooooooooody!" Yuri's face beams as she speaks into the microphone. "I am Yuri Sakazaki, the Queen of Kyokugen Karate, and today, you're gonna see a totally awesome demonstration of the greatest fighting style in the world!" A pause as Yuri rolls her arm around a few times as if getting a last kink out, then she continues. "Kyokugen Karate is soooooooooooooo awesome that you've just gotta check it out! Our dojo is not too far from here, and if you tell them that I sent you, you can get a free lesson! So check it out!" She hands the microphone back to the attendant, then gives a thumbs up before heading to her corner.

A short distance away, a series of tents has been set up for what appear to be refugee children, with tykes of all shapes and sizes running around. After watching for a few moments, it quickly becomes clear these are not NORMAL children, however.

Some are climbing up the sides of the walls, others peer from lower rooftops of intact buildings. Body types vary from humanoid to more..... esoteric appearances.

Walking over from this area, with one of the kids sitting on her shoulders, is Kelly Mason. She can't help but smile a bit, aware of the energy Yuri puts into everything she does. "Somehow i think most of the children here are a little too young. The rest generally don't like to go too far. It isn't safe for darkstalker children in most of the more ritzy areas of the city". The little girl eyes Yuri, and the camera drones, with a nervous look. This child looks more humanoid than many of the rest, though she does have dark spots on her cheeks and forehead. Kelly continues "Better-quality food and medicine might be a better investment for them than martial arts lessons. Can't punch or kick if you don't eat, after all.".

At first, Yuri starts to look towards Kelly and prepare a reply, only to see the orphaned children in the tent nearby, and her look turns from one full of spunkiness and energy to one that looks a little uneasy about things. "W-what happened to them?" Yuri wonders aloud, thinking that there's definitely more going on here than meets the eye. Then she remembers that part of this was about helping orphans in need. Although that doesn't quite explain why they don't look entirely... human.

Then Yuri's opponent, Kelly, approaches and explains what's going on. For a moment, Yuri listens intently, albeit with a look of uncertainty on her face. Once Kelly finishes explaining, however, Yuri's looking a little incredulous. "A... dark... stalker?" Yuri asks, furrowing her brow a little. "What exactly is that?"

Before Kelly can answer, though, Yuri suddenly grins. "I get it, it's one of those people who tries to hunt you down in the dark when you're not looking, right?" She chuckles. "I've had a few people try that, but they've found they're no match for me!" A pause as she remembers what Kelly said about eating, and Yuri then adds, "Of course, you gotta make sure you eat a well-balanced meal before practicing Kyokugen! You need that energy! And don't worry about age, we've got classes for young children as well as adults!"

If there's one thing about Yuri, it's that she's very foolishly naive at times. And Kelly may not like that at all.

Luckily for Yuri, unlike many she encounters, Kelly is decently patient. She shakes her head "No..... darkstalkers are...... well, you could call them metahuman. Some are very human-like, others..... not so much" a little spider-like child lowers herself from above on a strand of silk, dangling next to Kelly, eyes peering inquisitively at her, then at Yuri, before skittering back up again! "Make no mistake, though. They ARE still children. This group consists mostly of orphans that lost their parents in all the recent fighting". She leans down to put down the girl on her shoulders, who stares at Yuri for a moment before suddenly changing color, her skin and even her clothes taking the appearance of the ring shes standing on. The distortion of her form can be seen moving as she runs out of the ring as fast as her little legs can carry her, vanishing into the background.

Kelly watches her go before turning back to Yuri "They're nomadic, not staying in place too long due to peoples reactions to them, so food and resources are tight. Just sayin.... your dojo could do a lot of good here".

"Meta... Human?" Yuri sounds incredulous again. "Wait, that sounds like something out of a movie or a television show." She shakes her head again. "This can't be real..." Her words trail off as a child descends from seemingly nowhere... using a strand of silk no less. This causes Yuri's eyes to widen. "W-wait, you mean that kid just..."

Yuri doesn't wait for an answer as she trails off yet again, watching the girl change her colors almost like a chameleon. "I don't believe this... this can't be right." After a moment of seeming confused, Yuri slaps her face a couple of times. "Nevertheless, I'm not gonna let anything stand in my way!"

Yuri points to Kelly and says, "I'm sure I can talk to Robert about helping provide financially. His organization has a LOT of money." She smiles. "But for now, it's all about one-on-one. And I can tell you now, our dojo is in the perfect spot as it is and it's not moving!" The girl cracks her knuckles then says, "I'm ready when you are!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri has started a fight here.

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Yuri             0/-------/-------|

Watching the small girl go, Kelly slowly turns her head to look back at Yuri with a smirk "Just so you know..... SOME darkstalkers look more human than others....". At this moment, her eyes flash with white light for a moment. She then assumes a relaxes combat stance "Time to see if i've gotten good enough to keep up with you better than in our last encounter".

COMBATSYS: Kelly has joined the fight here.

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Kelly            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Several of the children hear the commotion, or are alerted by others, and they begin to crowd around the arena to watch. It quickly becomes clear, if it wasn't before, that many are definately not human. One looks like a small werewolf, while another very insectoid, and so on.

Yuri gets a look at the orphans and realizes that they are, in fact, definitely not human. "Whoa, seems like something out of the old movies dad used to watch late at night!" She smiles. "But that's for another time and another place." Yuri gets into her fighting stance, bouncing on her heels and clenching her fists. "It's time to show everyone what Kyokugen Karate is truly about! And that's about being awesome!"

With the fight underway, Yuri gives a wave to the crowd before focusing on Kelly again. "And yes, let's see how much you've changed! I so wanna see if you can put up a good fight this time!" With that, Yuri goes in fast, attempting to drop down quickly and slide into Kelly's foot.

COMBATSYS: Kelly blocks Yuri's Light Kick.

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Kelly            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

With a grin, Kelly simply shifts her balance, letting her forward shin absorb the impact with minimal damage to her or her balance "An attack like THAT isn't gonna test me any, i assure you!". Stepping forwards, Kelly throws a palm strike at Yuri, followed up with a grab and throw combo, finished off with a kick to Yuris side if able!

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Kelly's Hammer Strike.

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Kelly            0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Nice palm strike, that's for sure.

Too bad it ain't hitting anythign but air as Yuri hops back a little. She smirks as she looks at Kelly and shakes her head. "Oh I know that isn't going to faze you, but I'm just warming up! You know how it is! You gotta be nice and warmed up if you want to get anywhere!"

Yuri then brings her hand behind her back. "And speaking of warming up, let me warm you up with THIS!" Yuri then shoots forth a fireball from her hand as she thrusts it forwards.

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Kelly with Ko'ou Ken.

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Kelly            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0             Yuri

Kelly unfortunately overextends with her prior attack, and is unable to evade in time. The projectile strikes her full in the shoulder as she attempts to sidestep it, spinning her around.

While able to catch herself and realign with her feet, Kelly is definately hurting a bit from the impact "Nice". With a quick spin of her arms, she brings both hands together and thrusts them forwards, creating a burst of psionic energy to emit from her hands. She attempts to strike Yuri with this as an empowered duel-palm strike!

COMBATSYS: Yuri reflects Psionic Burst from Kelly with Saiha.

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Kelly            0/-------/---====|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Not so fast!

That burst of psionic energy might look powerful, but it's not going to be hitting Yuri it seems. Because just as it comes at her, Yuri raises her hands and calls out, "SAIHA!" Causing an aura of chi to form around her hands. The energy is caught and reflected back at Kelly. Once Yuri recovers, she smirks. "Still warming up, or do you just not have what it takes?"

The energy shield disperses Kellys attack, the psionic backlash flowing over her. It stings, but she seems mostly unharmed by it. "Maybe" is her only response. Her hands and feet begin to glow with white light, and she launches into a hard combination of punches and kicks, ending with an overhead shoulder throw!

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Kelly's Fierce Combo.

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Kelly            0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Yuri dodges out of the way quickly, almost spinning on her heels as she does so. "Ooh, nice try, but no good!" Yuri shakes her head and smirks. "You've got to be more focused!" She taps her fists together. "If you keep rushing in like that you'll get nowhere fast!"

Yuri waits for Kelly to finish her attacking attempt, being a good sport and all that, then she attempts to rush in and grab Kelly. If she's successful, Yuri will roll backwards and throw Kelly into the air!

COMBATSYS: Kelly fails to deflect Quick Throw from Yuri with Repulsion.

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Kelly            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0             Yuri

Once more, Kelly is just not fast enough. She pushes out her hands again, a burst of psionic energy flaring as she attempts to send Yuri flying back before the attack strikes! Unfortunately, since Yuri intends to GRAB her, not STRIKE her, the estimated attack angle is entirely off, and the burst sails past Yuri, leaving Kelly wide open.

A loud THUD follows the throw, and for the moment Kelly is dazed, trying to pull herself back up

Yuri watches as Kelly goes down to the ground. "Oops, looks like you blew it there!" The Kyokugen girl smiles a little at that. "Well, you've got the effort, I'll give you that!" She winks. "Come on, I know you can do better than that, though!"

Yuri doesn't attack until Kelly is back on her feet. And the attack she launches is rather unique. She actually attempts to leap into Kelly, butt first!

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Kelly with En Yoku.
- CRAZY Hit! -

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Kelly            0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri


Kelly is.... suprised to say the least. BUTT first? It takes her so by suprise that it actually works better than expected! Yuris butt impacts Kelly squarely in the face, snapping her head back hard enough for whiplash!

When her head rights itself back to facing Yuri, her eyes are glowing bright white, and she gives a furious shout while sending a puch at Yuris stomach, followed by another followup strike at the chin!

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Kelly's Charged Combo.

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Kelly            0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Charged up, but nowhere to go. Yuri moves to the side as the first punch comes at her. "You're really whiffing, there," Yuri says with a shake of her head. "It's not even fair if you ask me." She frowns a little. "I know you can do better than that!"

For some strange reason, Yuri chooses not to attack just yet. Instead, she waits on Kelly's next attack. This draws some jeering from the crowd.

COMBATSYS: Yuri takes no action.

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Kelly            0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Gotta admit it. Kelly is blowing it this time.

She stops to take a deep breath "Might just be.... one of THOSE days.....". Her reserves are startign to get reletively low, she can feel it. In this case, it's either reserve what you have more carefully...... or.....

Yuri gets a grin from Kelly "Time to go for broke i guess!". Her eyes begin to glow again, and with a surge of focus and kiai, she seems almost to burst into flames! White psionic energy flares off her form as she stares Yuri down "Nothing to lose, after all!". With that, she leaps, coming in with a leaping kick aimed at Yuri!

COMBATSYS: Yuri endures Kelly's Diving Kick but gets knocked away!

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Kelly            1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Yuri

No, Yuri wasn't trying to fake out Kelly here.

She really wanted to give her a fighting chance.

Unfortunately, Yuri wasn't expecting Kelly to get so close and so personal. She gets kicked hard by Kelly and gets knocked back a little while Kelly gets closer to her. "Unnngh... whoa..."

Yuri looks a bit dazed but then shakes it off. "Not bad, it seems you're giving me a run for my money. But I've still got a few tricks up my sleeve! See how you like this!" Yuri then rushes in, attempting to deliver a jumping uppercut with her own unique flair added to it!

COMBATSYS: Kelly deflects Yuri Chou Upper from Yuri with Railgun.

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Kelly            0/-------/------=|=======\==-----\1             Yuri

Oh, Kelly didn't think Yuri was faking her out. She just figured there was no reason to not use what she had left!

When Yuris punch is about to strike, Kelly extends a hand, and stops Yuri cold! The small girl would suddenly find herself lifted off the ground without being touched, hoving inches from her target! Kelly starts to add a top spin, rotating Yuri left to right, gaining speed before finally sending her flying off towards the ropes!

Afterwards, Kelly can't help but grin "My trick was better than your trick!".

Very nice trick.

Yuri goes into the ropes then drops to the ground like a sack of potatoes... briefly. She rolls onto her back then pushes back onto her feet. "Oooh, that wasn't... ungh..." Slapping her face again, Yuri shakes her head. "OK, enough games! Now it's really on!"

Before, Yuri was just showing off a sample of her power with the original fireball. Now it's time to show a full fledged fireball. Yuri brings both hands back and then throws forth a LARGE fireball, aimed right at Kelly!

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Kelly with Haoh Sho Ko Ken.

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Kelly            0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1             Yuri

Kelly sees the attack coming, and tries to duck, but again as before isn't fast enough!

The attack wings her shoulder and she goes down hard, bouncing along the arena before coming to a stop, facedown and seemingly not moving.....

Until a few moments pass..... when she somehow pulls herself back to her feet with painful slowness. Pointing a hand, a burst of psionic energy is sent flying at Yuri, a white orb of power!

She isn't down or out just yet, against all odds!

COMBATSYS: Kelly keeps on fighting!

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Kelly            0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1             Yuri

COMBATSYS: Yuri fails to reflect Channeled Blast from Kelly with Saiha.

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Kelly            1/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1             Yuri

Yuri thinks she's got this, a whole white orb of power. Just another projectile, right?


Instead of bringing her hands up again to deflect the orb, Yuri gets hit and knocked to the ground. "Ahhh!" She calls out, feeling a bit in pain as she gets back up. "Still wanna go at it? OK!"

Kelly is clearly not entirely combat-worthy. One arm hangs limp, an eye swollen from the impact with the floor a moment ago, and a bit of red drips from the corner of her mouth. Despite this, she smiles "It isn't over until it's over. Neither of us would be happy if we didn't give it our all".

Eyes alight with white psionic power, Kelly moves in, throwing glowing palm strike aimed at Yuris chest......

COMBATSYS: Kelly successfully hits Yuri with Dead Man's Hand.

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Kelly            0/-------/-------|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Yuri

.... on impact, Kelly leans forwards with the momentum of the strike, letting it carry her forwards and into a forward flip. Using this, she brings the heel of her opposing foot around to impact the side of Yuris head! The attack delivered, Kelly lands on her arm, goes into a shoulder roll, and painfully comes up on her feet, not entirely steady but managing to at least make it look clean.

Kelly hits Yuri square in the chest! Apparently Yuri's gotten a bit too cocky for her own good...

But she's not going to go down just that easily! In fact, Yuri manages to summon the strength for one final blast of fireballs... LARGE ones at that!

COMBATSYS: Yuri can no longer fight.

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Kelly            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Kelly dodges Yuri's Denjin Haoh Sho Ko Ken.

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If Kelly hadn't come up to her feet already, she would never have gotten out of the way. As she turns to face Yuri to see the result of her attack, she sees this large ball of chi coming right for her!

She dives to the side, rolling painfully a few times as she goes, just managing to get out of the way as the attack goes past, dissipating after several feet further.

She has to use the ropes to pull herself up, and holds on to them to walk for the time being. She IS combat capable still, but only just barely.

Log created on 18:41:05 04/29/2018 by Kelly, and last modified on 12:45:23 04/30/2018.