The Bell Tolls - TBT Act 1 - Pest Control

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Description: The war between the Syndicate and the Akatsuki has taken a sinister turn. Government officials loyal to the Akatsuki have reported a number of attacks from darkstalkers of some sort, though these have been non-fatal so far. But that's about to change: Lotus has been sent to take out an assemblyman on Scarlet Dahlia's payroll. Unfortunately for Lotus, a concerned citizen happens to be taking his concerns to the assemblyman, and won't take kindly to someone infringing on his democratic right to express concerns to his elected officials. That citizen? Noted opinionator Craig Marduk.

Akihiro Suzuki just wanted to eat his lunch in peace.

The assembllyman was out at a nice indoor cafe, out in the business distract. It was third floor, plenty of tables. Plenty, and plenty of tables. So many tables where one could sit in peace, away from other people. He was staring at his sandwich. He was supposed to be back at work in 15 minutes. He wasn't going to make it. Because the pudgy, dark-haired Japanese man was trapped.

Trapped by a concerned citizen.

Craig Marduk was dressed in a suit, the towering dark-skinned wrestler looming over the smaller Japansese man. Like usual, he was wearing purple and green knee and elbow pads with the suit. Unusually though, he was also wearing a pair of lensless glasses to make himself look smarter. It was not working. And with him is a binder. And he was talking with Akihiro for about 30 minutes now. "Yeah I got a followup question." He continues. "So I've been reading about animals in Southtown, and how there are regulations against owning certain animals. " The assembly man draws in a heavy breath, and exhales. "Yes. That is correct." Marduk raises one finger. "But in the King of Fighters, I saw this girl with like, a really sweet-ass hawk. Like holy shit, this hawk was awesome, and she would ride on it, like it's a fucking motorcycle, I mean brrrrm brrrm brrrm."

Marduk helpfully mimes out Nakoruru riding on Mamahaha.

"And so I wanna know why is it." The man sighs hard. "Why she has a bird, you mean?" "What the hell is that supposed to mean? No, I mean why there are laws. Bitch, is it because she's Ainu? Is it because she's Ainu, and she owns birds, and that's a crime. Cause I've been reading a lot about all this gang violence, and stuff, and about all these gangsters who are fighting, and they are AInu like her. Like not really Japanese, but kinda? So is the animal regulations racist against Ainu people, to stop gang violence?" The man buries his face in his hands. Marduk opens up his binder on the table.

"So I got some examples of like, these hawks that are native in Japan, and I want to know if they are legal or not."

Poor Akihiro.... it just isn't his day.....

Bad as it is, it's about to get MUCH worse!

From somewhere above near the ceiling, a blur drops down, landing behind him. A split-second later, he lurches forwards, the pint of a knife protruding through his chest, and a red stain sloooooowly spreading out as his shirt absorbs the blood! He stares in shock, a red line running from his mouth, before pitching forwards, landing on his side! Though the knife is left in, slowing the bleeding, this man needs medical attention ASAP!

As for the one responsible for this, Lotus stands there, another dagger in her hand, eyeing the downed citizen with a malicious grin "Step one. Stab. Step two. MORE stab!".

Marduk almost doesn't notice the knife.

"So this isn't actually a Hawk, but actually an Eagle! Now I know that Hawks are not Eagles, and visa versa, but I thought it was so cool that." The man looks almost ready to die. When the knife comes, however, he somehow looks less distressed, and more distressed. Marduk notices the interruption, and glances at Lotus, then the assemblyman, and then back over to Lotus. And slamming his hands on the table, he leaves the binder on there, and rises into a stance.


He turns back to the man. "That is -VERY RUDE- and if I could vote, I would not be voting for you if you are going to just bleed. I am VERY hurt and insulted that you would rather be hurt. Except you didn't want to be hurt. Because..." He furrows his brow, looking over at Lotus. And he thinks.

And it clicks.

"HOLY SHIT IT IS A DARKSTALKER!" Marduk whips his glasses off. Turning back over to Akihiro, he proceeds to explain. "You see, I also work for the NOL, and we stop monsters like this! You are very lucky I am here! I am actually authorized to protect innocent citizens like you and shit. So you just lay there, and keep your head low! I will save you!" Marduk turns back over to Lotus, and replaces his glasses. "You!"

"I got some seriously problems with you!"

Marduk holds up one finger. "The first problem is stabbing. Stabbing is a very serious civil issue in Southtown! You have a knife, and you put it into assembly man. That's a load of SHIT. And you are gonna have to be stopped and arrested! I'm gonna beat you up, and toss you in with the NOL prison! Cause you know, it's pretty awful and shit to stab people. That's why the step 2 isn't going to be more stab. Instead, it is going to be something else." Marduk rushes towards Lotus, thundering with each step.



COMBATSYS: Marduk has started a fight here.

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Lotus has joined the fight here.

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Lotus

Lotus's piercingly mad gaze goes from the man bleeding on the floor to Marduk, and her smile wiiiiiidens "Oh REALLY!? Is that a promise? I DO hope you don't disappoint, ya big lug!".

Abruptly, she LEAPS at the large man, sharp weapons at the ready! Landing literally ON him, she jams them both towards the soft spots in the shoulders, and hangs on!

COMBATSYS: Lotus successfully hits Marduk with Catch the Prey.

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Marduk           0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Lotus

"Big Lug?"

Marduk hesitates. And hesitation was death, when dealing with the most dangerous of all creatures: The Darkstalker. Like the wild Red Tailed Hawk, Lotus descends upon Marduk, driving those blades into his shoulders. Fortunately for him, like the majestic tortoise, the natural rival of Red Tailed Hawks, Marduk had a unique advantage.

A lack of soft spots.

"Bitch, hold up a second. Those are fucking -knives-" Marduk says kind of jarringly. "Aren't you like a Darkstalker or some shit. Don't you like have teeth and claws and crap? Like I see that fucking smile. What's with the whole knife shit. I mean- holy shit where do you ever get knives?" Marduk looks back at the assemblyman, who continues to bleed on the floor, as he moves to wrap his arms around Lotus. Should he get a grip, he would simply go and -smash- her through the table, power slamming her through.

"Are knives, like, legal and shit in Southtown?"

A moment of concern pause.

"Can Ainu own knives too?"

COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges Marduk's Strong Throw.

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Marduk           0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Lotus

Mounted on the large man, Lotus gets right in his face and just STAAAARES at him as he speaks. She scoffs "BAH! RACIST BUGGER!".

When he reaches for her, she leaps up, doing a handstand on his shoulders and evading the grab. She turns herself around, grinning "You wanna see my CLAWS, do you!? OK! It was by request!". She then drops down behind Marduk, her metal filagree finger claws being dragged along his back in a nasty swipe! That done, Lotus takes a hop back and away from Marduk, just in case he retaliates more quickly than expected.

COMBATSYS: Marduk interrupts Disabling Swipe from Lotus with Bull Charge.

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Marduk           0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Lotus

"Whoa whoa whoa!"

Marduk was -offended-. "I'm not calling you a chink or some shit, you fucking monster!" Marduk counter-points. "And I'm not invoking my human privilege here! Hell, you should check -your- privilege of NOT HOLDING STILL GOD DAMN!" Marduk snaps nothing, as she goes for his back. As the swipe comes on the claw, he groans, groping around as he turns. As she makes the launch off, he is still turning, as he is suddenly -running.- And yet, his voice becomes more calm.

"Maybe I should think about the intersectionality though!"

"What do you identify with, freaky monster chick. Like how would you like to be called! That is a very sensitive comment!" Marduk continues this sensitivity as he runaway trains -right- through Lotus, not even letting her get the full jump back as her railroads her through one, two, three tables, before -powerbombing- her right through the sandwich windows of the cafe, into a roast beef sandwich. Broken glass scattering around, the brawler wipes the blood off his chest, bleeding well through the suit, as he continues, inspecting Lotus closer now. "And uh."

"Do you like, have, boobs and shit too?"

Lotuses body spasms with each table she impacts, and crashes hard into the windows. From her positon on the floor comes a giggle. Then a laugh. Then a series of laughs. Insane cackles echo through the place!

It abruptly stops as Lotus sits up, staaaaaring with glee at Marduk. Shards of glass and splinters of wood impale her in various places, though they have already stopped bleeding. Where her shirt is torn, parts of her upper female anatomy is clearly visible "Why? want a pair? There are plenty of docs that can do that for ya!". Despite all the glass in her, she still stands effortlessly, zipping at Marduk with blades swinging, using the glass still lodged in her arms to her advantage!

COMBATSYS: Marduk blocks Lotus' Armed Combo.

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Marduk           0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Lotus

"Well It's quite the moral conkleberry, you freakish monster lady!"

Marduk's deft philosophical discussions continue as Lotus begins to spasm. As she shows a little chest, Marduk seems to be even more concerned. As the knives come slashing around, he carefully deflects away the blades, gaining some mere flesh wounds for the process.

And all the while, he just talks.

"I mean, when you think about it, those are actually functional boobs there! Well, I don't know if you can milk them, like a cow, but those are some very nice breasts! If I was a little drunk, and like, you were drunk, and like, okay if I was like REALLY drunk, I could really plow you like DAMN!" Marduk nods thoughtfully, as he staggers backwards. "But like, you are a monster!"

"And with knives too!"

"I mean, you are probably a criminal and shit, you are trying to knife a like the president of Japan or some shit, and stuff. You are Ainu, you probably have a sick ass hawk, and you got knives, and you got a great rack. Also, what's so fucking funny about me beating your god damn ass! I mean, you're basically like that really cool girl at the King of Fighters with the same stuff." Marduk actually stops fighting for a moment, as his eyes goes wide. "Oh shit."

"You're basically a fucking evil Nakoruru!"

Marduk brings a palm to the top of his bald head, gasping. "Oh SHIT! It makes sense! You are like some kind of darkside shit! Oh man, you got the knives, the sick ass hawk, a fucking hatred of Japanese people, because of how they oppressed you, and I probably wanna kinda bone you? This is some really serious shit!" Marduk -pounds- his fists together. "But I'm not gonna let you kill Japan. I'm gonna PILE your DIVER! I'm gonna put you in a box, and put that box into a smaller box, and EAT YOUR BISCUITS! You're gonna be in bread like a FUCKING SANDWICH, and I'm gonna CHOMP. YOU. DOWN! You better tell me why you're killing this dude, but first!"

Marduk glances over at the assemblyman.

"Is it against the law if I, like, wanna boink a monster girl?"

The assemblyman, still bleeding to death, rolls over to point his back to Marduk.

COMBATSYS: Marduk gathers his will.

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Marduk           1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1            Lotus

Lotus just kinda stands there as Marduk unloads lots of verbal diarrhea her way.

"You lost me now. Knives i got, stabbing things i got. What hawk? I DID have chicken for lunch, if that matters..... what the fuck's an Ainu?" She shakes her head ".... and they say I'M crazy..... they're right, but beside the point!". She laughs again "Oh, I don't hate Japan! Why would i single anyone out? That would mean that fewer people to play with! That guy just happens to be my playtoy of choice for the moment.....".

Once Marduk pounds his fist and starts talking smack, however, she grins viciously again, and goes into a combat stance "Your talkin my language there, Beefcake".... then he mentions boinking her "..... you know the funnest part of eating an apple? Cutting off the stem!". She abruptly zips towards him with what looks almost like a leaping attack, before suddenly sliding on the floor between his legs, slashing upwards at his groin with one of her metal-clawed fingertips! Not only does it hurt, and make a point, but it'll bleed nicely too!

COMBATSYS: Marduk blocks Lotus' Random Strike.

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Marduk           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1            Lotus

"Okay, let me try this again from the top."

After Lotus says that he lost her, Marduk is very eager to explain again what he is going on about. "Well as far as I understand, the Ainu are like a tribe of Japanese people who is different from the main Japanese people and stuff, so they are kinda oppressed and shit! So you see-" ANd Lotus goes for the slide. "Wait a minute." Marduk catches the slicing claws, as she slips between the legs, tearing up his palms. Wincing, he groans. "Bitch I am trying to explain shit to you! I mean shit, you talk about playboys and shit, are you some kind of crazy ass bitch? I mean with the claws, and knives, and kind of... well you are a red head, so I guess that makes sense. But shit, don't bother that dude."

"And fucking HOLD STILL!"

Marduk lunges in, attempting to snatch up Lotus as she does the slide. Should he manage to get a grip, he would scoop her up, and then, like Hulk meeting Loki for the first time, start -slamming- her by her leg up and over into one table, and then another, releasing her. And whether he connects or not, he would take a moment to pause, stopping his hulkign assault. "What, hold on."

"The apple stem is my DICK!?"

COMBATSYS: Lotus parries Marduk's Power Throw!

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Marduk           1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1            Lotus

With a quick motion, Lotus moves her leg out of the way of being grabbed! Then, in a show of near superhuman strength and agility, pushes herself up to her feet, plants a foot on Marduks grabbing arm, leaps to his shoulder, and kicks off into the air!

She arcs up into the air, then allows gravity to kick in, slamming BOTH knives down towards his lower back, aiming the stabs at either side of the spine, with it in the middle. Maximum pain and potential damage, but not rendering her toy unable to keep playing! "A little slow, but at least you got it eventually..... granted, most apples have bigger stems, but i'm sure no one'll fault you for it!"

COMBATSYS: Marduk barely endures Lotus' Spider Bite EX.

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Marduk           1/----===/=======|==-----\-------\0            Lotus

For the most part, Marduk was benign, if disorientated in his rambling.

As Lotus slips out of his grips, however, the staggering counter-attack goes right for the spine. That -hurts-, and despite the hulking mass of muscle and flesh Marduk is, it clearly makes an impact, as he seizes up. But flailing his arms around, the pain seems to be momentarily ignored as Marduk begins to make... strange sounds, as Lotus mentions the apple.

"Bitch." Marduk chokes, his rage boiling over as he straights to look like he's glowing red. Maybe it's the pain? But even Lotus's sadistic pleasure might not pick up on the sheer presence of the anger.





Marduk seems to -fly- into a berserker rage, as he -hurls- straight for Lotus, a rampaging truck of anger and speed as he choo choos right at the Darkstalker. "HOLY SHIT LADY YOU HAD A LOT OF NERVE STABBING MY POLITICIAN BUT YOU DO =NOT= MAKE FUN OF BIG CRAIG DICK STICKER" Marduk would attempt to grab Lotus by her knees. ANd should he get a grip? He would -slam- her on her back so hard, it was leave a crater. And if he got that far...

He would begin the mount.

COMBATSYS: Lotus dodges Marduk's Skull Crusher.

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Marduk           1/------</<<<<<<<|==-----\-------\0            Lotus

As Marduk gets angry, Lotus just kinda peeeeeers up at him with a somewhat awed look. As much as she's enjoying herself, she has to admit that this guys aura is pretty impressive.

Of course, then he comes right at her! THAAAAAAAAAAT can't be good!

She leaps backwards, backflipping juuuust outside of his grabbing range. Then does it again as he comes at her. For the next minute or so all she can do is evade as best she can, her inhuman speed the only thing saving her, and even then by a narrow margin of error as he gets near-brushes of her in some moments!

At one point, finally cornered, she makes a rolling leap to the side to evade him. When he turns to persue, she once again evades with a backflip, but this time with a twist. A smaller knife pops out of her shoe with a quiet 'snikt' just before, so when she does said backflip, she slices upwards with this hidden weapon, aiming to cause a disuading blow with its poisoned edge!

COMBATSYS: Marduk interrupts Boot Knife from Lotus with Mount Mongolian Chop.

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|=======\====---\1            Lotus

One of the dangerous mistakes to make around Marduk is sticking too close to him too long.

As Lotus makes for her evasion, flipping right out of his grabbing range, he continues to keep his momentum going, keeping his flow going. As he finally corners her, she makes the final rolling leap to the side, aiming to lash out a kick. Marduk was in no position to avoid it. The problem was?

Marduk was angry.

"BITCH! I SAID. HOLD. STILL!" He snarls, as he -grabs- the foot, blade and all. Getting the poison blade slashing into his palms, that part of the sadistic edge is satisfied by the Darkstalker. But with a grip on Lotus's foot, Marduk -slams- her straight down on the floor. There is no crater this time.

But Marduk was already on top of her.

A right, a left. Lotus might have known this attack in abstract, in fantasy. But she might not have imagined being on this end of it. Pinning her down, Marduk starts to hammer with his right and left, -punching- her in the face again and again. "YOU CRAZY ASS BITCH! YOU TELL ME HOW BIG MY DICK IS! YOU BETTER TELL ME HOW YOU FUCKING LOVE MY HUGE ASS DICK! HOW BIG MY APPLE STEM IS!" Marduk would then reach out, chopping into her face with a single massive impact, leaving broken tile behind her head as he gives a final -slam-, before giving her a moment's pause. Marduk was sweating, looking a little green as the poison runs through his veins. But he was still -mad-


There is silence for a moment after Marduks tirade. As he stands there, breathing heavily after beating the ever-living tar out of Lotus. The floor beneath her is cracked and broken, which says a lot about the damage to her.

Blood is pouring out of her head in various areas..... around the eyes, ears, nose, mouth..... She coughs up a big gout of bubbling red froth. Her skull is likely cracked or outright broken in several places as a result of his offensive.....

.... and after that moment, she starts to laugh!

Its light, then gets strong, until it's an outright cackle. Peering up at Marduk through broken eyes and bloodstained teeth, she can't help but comment "Oh, if only you could hear yourself..... comedy GOLD! Cept *I* know a little secret.... i know someone with a bigger dick than even YOU! TEEHEEHAHAHAHA!" from there her laughter continues as she staaaaaares at him with insane mirth.....

COMBATSYS: Lotus takes no action.

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|=======\====---\1            Lotus

"Oh no."

Marduk says this, shaking his head, eyes wide as the girl is -making fun of him-. He thrusts a finger in her face. "Don't you laugh at me. DON'T YOU LAUGH AT ME!" Marduk seemed to only get more enraged as Lotus, a girl, starts -laughing- at Marduk. Marduk was almost ready to whip it up, but he was hyper-ventilating, as how -hard- Lotus was laughing at him. "Who the FUCK has a bigger dick than fucking Big Dick Craig Marduk, the biggest fucking dick in all of Australia?!"

Marduk came here today to talk about birds.

Marduk actually rolls off Lotus, releasing her. But if she wanted to escape, she would have a -very- narrow window: Marduk would be reaching out to seize Lotus by her knee before she could escape. And there, Marduk would stand up, and promptly proceed to -slam' her leg across his own knee, attempting to wrench it from it's socket in a nasty knee breaker!


COMBATSYS: Lotus parries Marduk's Knee Breaker!

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|=======\=====--\1            Lotus

That small window is all Lotus needs..... as Marduk reaches for her, despite her injuries she is still fast! She rolls backwards just a bit, his attempt to grab ahold of her missing, before flipping up to her feet and leaping straight at Marduk, grabbing him around the neck and spinning around him, so she lands with her arms around his neck and her body positioned behind him. Suprisingly, she DOESN'T try to strangle or put pressure on his throat, shes merely holding on as she leans into his ear like shes going to whisper.....

before abruptly shouting "YOUR MOMMA! BOY WAS IT EVER HUGE! HAAAAAAAHAHAHA!" With a quick slice, she brings her knife up, attempting to lop off one of Marduks ears, or at least make a nice bloody gash in the general area before leaping back and away from him again!

COMBATSYS: Marduk blocks Lotus' Exsanguinate EX.

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|=======\======-\1            Lotus

Marduk freezes, eyes wide.

AS Lotus slips through the window, she is at him again. And yet, as the arms comes around his neck. Lotus could see one of the mangled ears up close; looks like Marduk had it bad. But when the blade comes up, Marduk manages to deflect the worst of her blades with his hand again, taking another dose for it as his hands become bloody. But his eyes are still wide, as he parses what she said. He turns around, as she leaps away. And he shakes a finger at her.

"Listen you crazy ass bitch."

Marduk's voice is a hushed whisper, as he nearly growls at the Darkstalker. "I was gonna be nice to you, but I am gonna tell you this. I'm gonna tell you this. And this that I will tell you? You wanna know what that is? You know what I am gonna tell you? Well this is what I'm gonna do, is tell you what I'm gonna do. And what I'm gonna tell you?"

"It's what I'm gonna DO to you"

"I'm gonna BEAT your head in so HARD, your HEAD will be your ASS! I'm gonna SLAM you through the FUCKING EARTH, and when you pop out, it'll be like a TEN TON RHINO giving BIRTH to the FUCKING WALL OF CHINA! And you know who the fuck is going to be there as your god damn midwife? IT's gonna be the MARDUK EXPRESS pulling in to PLAY DOCTOR as he -BUSTS YOUR ASS RIGHT BACK THROUGH THE WHOLE FUCKING PLANET!" Marduk -slams- his arms on the ground, nearly shattering himself through. "I'm going to RIP YOU INTO CONFETTI and MAKE A FUCKING BIRTHDAY PARTY! You have FUCKED a CHECK your ASS can't FUCK! And I'm the banker, ready to take your FUCKING DEPOSIT!" And Marduk -roars- as he rips apart his suit, tearing it off as he lurches towards Lotus.



COMBATSYS: Marduk gathers his will.

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Marduk           0/-------/---====|=======\======-\1            Lotus

This woman really must be crazy.... cause her response is a sideways stare and a bloody grin. Most of the actual bleeding has ceased already, but she still looks like shes a mess "Speaking of birthing a ten ton rhino..... pot kettle black? I guess you've already lived it once!". She descends into a string of giggles before looking off to the side, and throwing another knife at the poor guy she came for.... a long long stiletto with a hollow tip, designed to intentionally cause someone to bleed out through the handle. Hit or miss, she turns back to the raging Marduk "Guess you better hurry then.... your little friend might not have enough fluid in his body to last too much longer, Mr.Rhino!".

Lotus then just kinda stands there, watching Marduk and waiting for him, rather foolishly seeming.....

COMBATSYS: Lotus focuses on her next action.

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Marduk           0/-------/---====|=======\======-\1            Lotus

The man takes the knife hard.

A pained groan would show a normal human being the severity of the situation; that a man's life was in Marduk's hand. The problem was that Marduk was more focused on the important thing: the important thing being that Lotus was insulting his mother. So as Lotus looks away to inflict more pain on her victim, Marduk responds by -railroad charging- right at the Darkstalker.

"I SAID BIIIIIIIIIIIITCH" Roars Marduk, as he attempts to seize up Lotus once again by her knees....

COMBATSYS: Marduk successfully hits Lotus with Melon Masher.
- Power hit! -

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2            Lotus


Marduk carries Lotus along by her knees, -smashing- into the wall. No, not into the wall. Through it. Smashing her through the wall, he carries her right into an empty hallway; after all, the building was on lockdown thanks to Marduk's and Lotus's actions. Well, honestly, mostly because of Marduk's actions: if Lotus was left alone, there wouldn't be a building-wide alert locking the whole place down. The man would be -dead- but there wouldn't be a big incident like this.

Oh right, the ground and pound.

As Marduk rips Lotus through the wall, he finally -slams- her down, ruining the carpet as he craters her. Making for a second mount, he gives his fist a kiss, as he proceeds to -punch- her in the face. Again. And again. And again. And again. This time, he wouldn't be stopping unless Lotus made him stop. Marduk didn't have the politician who was bleeding in mind right now; he didn't have the security force in mind. He had only one thing in mind: beat this bitch.

ANd he he was going to do so.

The rhythm of the pounding continues, as he brings punch after punch right into Lotus's head. "Yeah, yeah, you think my DICK is TINY NOW!? You think I'm some teeny weeny pussy ass bitch, who has to make the rest of his body big, because his weenie is so teenie? That it's so small, that other boys in the locker room called me Mardick, or babydick? That when I was in mamma's belly, she thought I was a girl, because on the ultrasound, they didn't see anything? You think it's tiny NOW?! YOU THINK IT?"


Lotus coughs up blood. Her skull is mostly caved in. It's all sorts of a mess.....


Her jaw, mouth, throat, and tongue still work, by some miricle. Just enough for her to hold up a hand.... as if she wishes to say something.... even if he doesn't stop, she manages to get out..... "So.... small... i couldn't hit it.... earlier.... haaaaaa....ha....ha...hehheh..." she devolves into rasping attempts at laughter, a single still-working eye managing to lock onto him, displaying just enough emotion her damaged facial muscles can manage to make it clear she is still highly amused by him......

COMBATSYS: Lotus takes no action.

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Lotus can no longer fight.

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Marduk           0/-------/-------|


That last line crosses it for Marduk, who just continues to punch, just continues to hammer on it. At that one yellow eye, that mouth. Marduk.... Marduk doesn't stop. It's not a person, it's a monster, a thing. And he was doing the right thing to stop her, to beat her. He wasn't getting exhausted, he wasn't losing his rhythm. And when the rage finally fades, it is replaced by the inevitable pounding, unstoppable.

He is still hammering, when the police and security force arrives.

When tasers are pointed at Marduk, that's when he stops. Hands in the air, he tries his best to explain the 'bitch ass' situation with the pile of hamburger he left. But it would ultimately be something described down at the station, where the reprobate would be processed and documented, along with what was left of Lotus. There would be quite a story; however, the police did ultimately arrive.

Arrived too late for Akihiro, though.

COMBATSYS: Marduk has ended the fight here.

Log created on 17:51:44 07/11/2018 by Lotus, and last modified on 18:32:32 07/16/2018.