Description: Cody is bored in the subway, but Juri, who is always spoiling for a fight, has the cure for that boredom. They hit it off pretty well, with their fists.
It was 100 degrees out and the subway wasn't much better; the heat sort of seeped into the tiles and mixed in with the dirt and graffiti that was down here in this part of Metro City's system. The only real comfort was from the breeze kicked up by passing subway trains. The pipes in the cieling rattled with each passing car.
Cody the prisoner was out on one of his 'walks', hoping to find some gang members to beat up down here, but ever since his original rampage, the city isn't as infested as it used to be. Clad in his usual handcuffs and striped prison outfit, he lies on a park bench, staring up at the grimey cieling and tossing a rock up and down in his hands. He sighed in boredom; they may as well just pick him up now, because this was lame.
Sadly, when one is in such a dirty and sticky place as the Metro City subway tunnels, one must wear shoes. Juri is in soft-sole black slippers, which walk lightly on the grimy ground in the warm heat. At one point, she had a little white jacket tied over her fighter garb, but it's much too hot now for that, and she's got it casually tossed over her shoulder. In spite of the annoying weather, she's got a casual saunter.
She has heard some rumors about the brawler looking for challenges down here. And she loves to rough up and get roughed up. As a result, unlike bored Cody, who does not know what is coming, Juri Han is somewhat cheerful.
She approaches the bench from one side, and looks the other fighter over. "Hey there, handsome. Are you waiting for a date?"
Cody stops tossing the rock, looking without changing his expression over at Juri. He doesn't bother getting up. "Nah. Well...not the sort of date you probably mean. Before you ask, no, I don't got any money for a good time. Look elsewhere."
COMBATSYS: Juri has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Cody has joined the fight here.
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Cody 0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0 Juri
Juri's smile flattens somewhat when Cody gets the wrong idea about her nature of work. What a shame. But then again, it can be fun to be underestimated.
She takes a few steps around, now standing in front of the bench and looking down on Cody. She tosses away the jacket over her shoulder. It might get a little grimy on the ground, but she can pick it up later. Juri then innocently puts her hands behind her back, and bends over slightly, peering with her purple eyes. Her eyes wander over Cody from top, to bottom, then return to center mass. "Aw. But you look like you work out. I bet I could show you a good time--"
Juri suddenly raises her right leg up, straight and high, stretching it all the way over her head. "FOR FREE!"
She slams her leg hard. It's intended to shatter Cody right down the middle, but even if it doesn't, it's going to entirely splinter the bench he's laying on.
COMBATSYS: Cody blocks Juri's Medium Kick.
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Cody 0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0 Juri
Cody makes no indication that he seems to notice the kick coming...until right when it's about to land. He quickly raises his knee to his stomach and blocks her kick with his shin, the impact causing the bench to shatter under him. He rolls away and jumps up, shaking his leg since a block like that smarts. "Well now...maybe you're the good time I've been lookin' for..." he says, circling Juri as if to take her in.
"Been a bit since I had a good challenge...these small fries out here, they're pretty boring, ya know? But you...you got that look in your eye. That hungry look." He suddenly drops into a slide, attempting to do a low sweep to knock her off her feet.
COMBATSYS: Juri blocks Cody's Light Kick.
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Cody 0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0 Juri
"Ha!" A kick comes for Juri, not quite as powerful as her own, but striking lower. Juri drops down and does a little split, blocking the sweep with the flat of her hand, gracefully. "I figured that might wake you up! I get bored too."
"I'm always looking... to make some new friends..."
From her lowered position, Juri contorts her whole body quite suddenly, and pulls her leg down, then back, flipping it over her head. Her entire body flips with the motion, forming a downward kick! The edge of it flashes with a powerful purple light... Psycho Power.
COMBATSYS: Juri knocks away Cody with Ryodansatsu.
- Power hit! -
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Cody 1/----===/=======|====---\-------\0 Juri
Cody scratches his head as he waits for Juri's next move. He gets it when she does her summersault...and Cody decides to take it. It is a moment where he needs to really feel that extra damage, to kickstart his adrenaline with a fresh dose of pain, the sort of sensation that really gets him going. So he steels his body as her psycho power kick comes, and slams into his chest.
The effect is like an axe cutting through his torso, or at least feels like it. The Psycho energy courses through him as her foot knocks him to the floor, the prisoner clutching his side in agony at her attack. "Gaaaaah!" he yells. He lies there for a few moments, then gets back up, gritting his teeth and pulling his hair away from his forehead. "God damn..." he mutters, one arm clutching his chest. "Yeah, that felt...that felt real awful. That's some good stuff ya got...you tryin' to make a good impression? Well, I don't make friends easy. What else ya got?"
Cody grabs one of the long slats of wood that previously was the bench, and rushes Juri to shoulder check her to the ground. He will then proceed to smash the board down on her repeatedly. "Alright Alright Alright!" Finished off with a swift kick.
COMBATSYS: Juri fails to interrupt Secret Work from Cody with Shotenha.
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Cody 1/---====/=======|=====--\-------\0 Juri
Getting cocky after the powerful strike, Juri had a feeling she could cut this combination off at the pass if her timing was just right.
It isn't quite, and though she raises her foot again - there's still that shine of power around it, glowing purple - it doesn't deflect Cody's incoming flurry of blows. He strikes her down onto the ground, shoves her...
And then from this position of strength, he swings the board at her several times, cracking it across her face and side. She lets out a few yelps, but the last of them sounds almost like a laugh.
The final kick sends her skidding across the dirty subway ground. It scuffs up her pants, and gets grime all over her hands. Her face is red on one side from the repeated strikes.
Somehow, in spite of this, she has a moment to laugh again. She gets back to her feet a bit more slowly, rattled but still in the fight. "Ooo, you fight dirrrty. I like that in a man."
"Oh, then you're gonna love me," Cody says coyly, with a slight smirk. He seems to also be enjoying this...but is this a healthy indulgence? It is something that's always been in the back of his mind, this careless disregard for his own physical health in pursuit of the high of combat. But always he pushes it right back down, not even caring anymore if he ends up taking it too far. Every battle might be the last, and to Cody, that's the best reason of all.
He runs for her, attempting to swing the hunk of wood horizontally to smash into her midsection, with enough force to break the board on whatever it strikes.
COMBATSYS: Juri blocks Cody's Gentle Swing.
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Cody 1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0 Juri
Cody slams the board toward Juri, but she had enough time to brace for impact, this time. Rather than get too fancy with it, she rises her knee up. The board slams against it, but her leg is solid muscle.
Her lips curl into a smile in spite of the pain still written on her cheek.
That same raised leg raises a bit higher. With her balance perfect, Juri wraps the leg all the way around the back of Cody's neck. "Hmm. I can tell. Maybe we could be REALLY good friends."
This is flirting, right? Fight-flirting.
But more like another distraction. Juri pulls her foot around his neck and pulls Cody down--
Her plan is to slam him into the ground, face-first, then, at the point of impact, kick the back of his neck one more time for good measure.
COMBATSYS: Cody interrupts Karen Geri from Juri with Rapid Fire.
- Power hit! -
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Cody 0/-------/-----==|=======\==-----\1 Juri
"Maybe. But I ain't too keen yet. Hit me a little harder and I might start feelin' more buddy-buddy," Cody replies as Juri wraps her leg around him.
But just as quickly he sidesteps out of her grip, reaching into his jumpsuit and pulling something taped to his chest - a crude knife he has concealed on his person, which he rapidly begins to slice into Juri repeatedly before finishing with a quick stab. "Eat this!"
"Eyyouch!" Juri lets out a screech as Cody fights off her flirting with...
Did he literally pull a knife? She feels it cut into her chest. She pulls away, leaning back...
But lowers her hand, feeling blood on her fingers. Warm. Sticky.
It ignites a new passion in her.
Her left eye lights up suddenly, starting to glow brightly. Her mouth flattens, her bottom lip rolling into her mouth as she lightly chews on it. She's both fighting through, and enjoying, the pain. "...I think I do," she says.
She lowers her stance, her hands opening up and then flexing almost like claws. Her eye shines even brighter, and then she licks her lips. "But I'm through toying with you, now."
It's cold and harsh, strangely calm for someone who is bleeding from the chest.
And then, Juri dashes forward suddenly. She's all in. The speed she showed before was good, well-trained martial arts, the motion of a champion fighter. Now it's superhuman. The power in her eye seems to roll through her entire body, imparting more speed to her legs than seems physically possible through a body alone. She strikes once and twice and again and again with her feet, swapping between them rapidly. The last few kicks are imbued with that same psychic power, tossing off blasts of light at the end of each swing.
COMBATSYS: Juri knocks away Cody with Feng Shui Engine.
- Power hit! -
! VENGEANCE !
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Cody 1/--=====/=======|==-----\-------\0 Juri
Cody turns and spits onto the rails; he rolls his neck as Juri seems to want to turn up the heat. "Bring it," he simply responds.
Bring it she does; the sudden change seemingly in her entire physical ability catches him off guard; he's beset upon by a flurry of kicks, slamming into his body and forcing him backwards. He jerks left, right, left with each slam from her feet, blood starting to fly from his mouth before the very last hit sends him sprawling backwards, smacking against the brick wall of the subway and sliding down, seemingly dazed from the sudden rush. He stirs, groans, and slowly rises, holding his aching head and body. He coughs, and wipes his mouth. "...now we got ourselves a fight," he decides. "Where've you been all my life?"
The prisoner then rushes Juri, throwing a quick jab to the face. He proceeds to throw out several punches at her, chaining each jab together fluidly, then switching to a hook punch to the jaw, then a body blow to the stomach, and finally winding up a huge uppercut that doesn't so much hit Juri, as summons up a miniature whirlwind of whipping air to send her up to the cieling. "Get outta my face!"
COMBATSYS: Juri blocks Cody's Final Destruction.
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Cody 0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0 Juri
Juri's eye is still glowing, granting her faster reaction time, when Cody comes in for the combo.
She has to work hard to keep up with him, nonetheless. The jabs keep coming, and she raises her arm to block, block-- a leg comes up to deflect one attack, and then she side steps another. Each time a hit comes her way, she does make a little grunt, as he hits hard and she's already been taking a pummeling. There's a spray of blood from her open wound as she throws her back into a block--
And then there's the whirlwind. It courses up, difficult to evade entirely, but she slides backward and pulls out one leg as she manuevers herself into a cat-like crouch. The blast of wind has start to mess up the horns of her hair, and scattered papers everywhere besides.
Juri is clearly hurt, but she makes a strange sound... like a little pleasured moan. "If this is what you do for fun on weekends, I'm going to give you my number. Let's do it again some time someplace nice."
Does that mean she's going to surrender? Not a chance.
She springs up suddenly.
In the air, she changes direction, dragging one foot out and going for a dive kick. The light on the end of her foot gives it some additional power. She's aiming for the throat.
COMBATSYS: Cody blocks Juri's Shikusen.
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Cody 0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0 Juri
Cody attempts to block, but his arms by now are far too weak to properly defend; they feel like logs. The enhanced kick takes him in the throat, causing him to emit a choked gasp as he falls to the floor. He can feel the energy drain right out of him. But still he forces himself to his feet, wiping his mouth of blood and spitting more up off to the side. "...sure. Why not," he says.
He decides to give it one last go before he collapses; after all, this is one of those rare fights where he chooses to go down swinging. He throws out what appears to be a simple kick, but in actuality it propels him forward suddenly at high speed, an aura of wind-like chi wrapped around his leg. "Ha ha!"
COMBATSYS: Cody has reached second wind!
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Cody 0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0 Juri
COMBATSYS: Juri dodges Cody's Ruffian Kick EX.
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Cody 0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0 Juri
Juri honestly thought a kick to the neck would take Cody out for the count. So she's impressed when he gets back up...
But she hadn't yet let her guard down. He dives for her.
There's a rush of wind in the subway, a cool breeze bellowing against the horrible underground heat. Juri leaps to one side. The wind, and Cody, rush past her toward the wall.
As he's coming close, Juri retaliates with an attack of her own. "Ora!" She bends backward and does a flip-
The kick pinwheels end over end, glowing with a radiant purple.
She lands to her feet gracefully from it. The shoes she was wearing are scuffed and a little singed from all of the energy that's been collecting around her feet, but at least they were flexible.
Tired, and bleeding, she pulls back a bit of stray hair from her eye. It's stopped glowing as brightly now, the energy temporarily spent with all of her Psycho attacks. But Juri, sweaty and bruised, seems happy somehow, or at least excited, her breath heaving. She leans over, hunching her shoulders, and letting out another one of those sighs.
COMBATSYS: Cody barely endures Juri's Senpusha but gets knocked away!
~~ Alluring Hit! ~~
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Cody 1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Juri
Cody can feel the attack coming; his mind cries out for it. His whole body seems to tense in anticipation, and the spinning kick doesn't disappoint. Her kicks slam into his jaw which snaps his head back, the next kicks hitting his chest repeatedly until he's knocked flat on his back again, spit and blood spraying into the dank air of the subway. First his back, then his legs hit the ground, and he lies there half dazed.
But STILL, he stirs, and slowly gets up, this time taking a knee as he breathes hard, a trail of saliva dangling from his lip and his hair masking his eyes. "More..." he croaks, jaw already swelling up. His chest is numb, one arm is numb, the rest hurts. But he speaks louder, "MORE!"
He gets to his feet, gritting his teeth. "That all you got? I ain't done. Come on, gimme more! I WANT it!" he yells. Perhaps in desperation? Clinging to the brutality of the fight as if he was afraid of it ending?
Whatever the case, he suddenly lashes out at her with a fist trailing windy chi, hoping to smack her right in the face.
COMBATSYS: Cody has reached third wind!
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Cody 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Juri
COMBATSYS: Juri parries Cody's Zonk Knuckle!
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Cody 0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1 Juri
A knuckle goes flying for Juri's face...
She holds her hand out, and catches it.
She, for a moment, looks Cody right in the eyes. They're both breathing heavily and lusting for blood.
She doesn't want it to end, either. In a moment like this... when she is facing an opponent that won't give up, that might even have the energy to end her life... she's truly happy. The pupils of her eyes are shrunken; the look in them is crazed. "I'm impressed. You should be down for the count by now."
"But you don't give up, do you."
"This is the most fun I've had in a while. I'm so sorry it has to end."
Juri, still pushing back against the punch, runs her free hand down to her side...
And runs her leg up. She's tried this move before, but this time, all she wants to do is pull Cody straight to the ground, and then step right on his back.
COMBATSYS: Juri successfully hits Cody with Assatsu Geri EX.
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"I don't give up. Mad Gear learned that the hard way," Cody answers. This time he's too weak to dodge; he's pulled to the ground and feels her heel slam into his back, sending fresh pain through him. "Aaargh!" he yells. He shakily rises, and can't even muster anything...or so it seems. He's hoping she lets her guard down a little. He quickly throws up a sharp uppercut, his last true effort before he collapses onto his back, unconscious.
COMBATSYS: Cody can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Cody successfully hits Juri with Quick Strike.
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Juri doesn't take too much effort to get out of the way, since it looks like this might finally be the end...
She pays for it by taking a strike, the uppercut hitting her clean under the chin. Her head snaps back.
But she's still on her feet, and Cody isn't.
Juri uses the back of her hand to wipe a little blood from her mouth. She takes a slow breath, and waits a second. This guy does not like to stay down.
But he is down.
She had so much fun that she makes good on her promise. She walks back to her jacket, then grabs a scrap of newspaper from the ground. She rips it raggedly... and writes down her number.
She tucks it into Cody's pants before she walks off. "Sleep well."
COMBATSYS: Juri has ended the fight here.
Log created on 20:34:57 05/30/2019 by Juri, and last modified on 23:02:38 05/31/2019.