Salem - Late Night Visitors

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Description: Yet another interested party decides to pay Salem a visit in her new apartment after her last one was destroyed. Okuno is ready to fight and Salem is tired of having to deal with home invasions.

Okuno had his mission. It would take him farther beyond his usual stomping ground of Southtown, but that just meant a better chance to impress the boss. Impressed bosses meant cash and recognition, and Okuno was hungry for both. Wearing his usual suit, he and a couple Southtown grunts arrived in Metro, rented a car, and headed in the direction of a certain apartment believed to belong to the thief that stole the dagger that held Geese Howard's interest. It was a hot muggy night and the rental car cruised through the streets.

Upon arriving to the building, the men stepped out, four in total including Okuno. The thugs were also dressed in stylish suits. Okuno looked up at the apartment building before cracking his knuckles and making his way inside. It was time for a social call.

Ever since the last break in that had lost her the dagger Salem had been a bit more cautious than normal when it came to spending time in her new apartment. It helped that she had gotten back only a short while ago. She was settled at the table in the kitchen on her laptop, gear and mask still on, as she scrolled through some information on the latest item she had in mind for stealing. One finger tapped away at the wooden surface of the table as she read, but she was thinking on other things which kept distracting her. Sighing heavily Salem leaned back in her chair and considered the options she had before her.

It was then that the thief heard something coming down the hall. Her eyes narrowed a little. While Salem hardly enjoyed being paranoid recent encounters ensured that she was more so than usual. The footsteps that were approaching her door were heavy and louder than what she was used to listening to around here. The masked woman stood and rolled her shoulders before closing the laptop. At least she'd healed up since her last fight. Maybe this time it would just be some poor, unfortunate home invader picking on the wrong apartment. Whatever the case, she could hear the person outside stop at her door and Salem moved into a better position to prepare for a less than favorable interaction. With a small flick of her wrist and a brief burst of telekinetic power she opened the door from afar. "Might as well come in. I don't want another door broken down."

Slowly, the men file in. They give Salem decidedly unfriendly looks as they spread around her apartment. Okuno is the last to come in. He's still wearing his gold rimmed shades even at night, it seems, but he takes them off to glare at the thief. "You the bitch that stole the dagger?" he says, voice louder than one should be indoors, sounding like a particularly aggressive species of badger. "I came all the way from Southtown to beat the shit outta you for that. Message from Geese Howard himself: don't rock the boat. If you hand over the goods you took, me and the boys might go easier on you."

Salem rose a brow in response to the words beneath the mask. "You brought this many people just to come after one person? Are you scared to fight on your own?" The mocking lilt to her voice was obvious as she crossed her arms over her chest. "Or did your boss send you with this many because he knew you couldn't handle it by yourself?" She added, tilting her head to the side as she watched the man before her. Loud, clearly in charge of the little group that had come in. She wasn't interested in getting swarmed by a bunch of enforcers. There were other things she had to work on and look into.

COMBATSYS: Okuno has started a fight here.

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Okuno            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Salem has joined the fight here.

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Okuno            0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0            Salem

Okuno grits his teeth; a few of them have been replaced with gold ones. Immediately his nostrils flare, his brow furrows, his fists clenched. "SHUT THE HELL UP!" he screams, throwing a punch directly for the side of Salem's head. "They're gonna watch me break open your goddamn skull is what they're here for!" One of the minions steps forward. "Okuno-san, wait, don't you-" Okuno turns his head and just gives him a look and a fierce growl; the other man wisely decides to back off. The yakuza turns back to Salem. "You're gonna die here," he promises.

COMBATSYS: Salem dodges Okuno's Medium Punch.

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Okuno            0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0            Salem

Clearly she's hit some sort of nerve with her comments. Salem despite her casual stance is ready to move. Her reflexes quick as he dodges to the side of the incoming punch though it's a narrow thing. The sheer ferocity and murderous intent is clear, and the woman slides into a more offensive stance herself. "Someone's touchy." She commented, shifting and pulling herself into a nimble front flip seeking to bash the heel of her combat boot down on top of the other's head with the force of her forward momentum.

COMBATSYS: Okuno blocks Salem's Doubt.

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Okuno            0/-------/-------|=======\-------\1            Salem

Okuno grunts as the heel comes down, but he quickly raises his arms in an x-shape to block it from smashing his own skull. He grunts from the impact, but this does not abade his fury. "You wanna talk shit, huh? Actin' all cool like this ain't important? Fuck that!" Okuno backs off...and suddenly his body language shifts. He adopts a particularly stance, arms held up, one leg slightly raised. It is remniscent of the kickboxers from Thailand. "Now catch these hands!" Okuno suddenly jumps, twisting his body to deliver a mid-air spinning elbow slam into Salem, looking to knock her over her couch.

COMBATSYS: Salem blocks Okuno's Phoenix Elbow.

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Okuno            0/-------/------=|=======\-------\1            Salem

Salem was in too close to try and dodge out of the path of the other's strike, so she didn't try. Instead bringing up her own arms and catching the blow, shifting to redirect the worst of the force of it though she still grit her teeth from the force. "Very touchy then. Maybe you should just go on back to Southtown."

Since her opponent was so close she used the opportunity to put her flexibility to good use. She flipped up, locking her thighs around her attacker's neck before using her core strength to hoist herself up the rest of the way. Sitting on his shoulders she clamped her hands down on either side of his head, eyes narrowing as she did so. Using her mental abilities she worked to force her way into the other's mind. Digging into his thoughts and memories and picking at whatever information she could find in such a quick span. Conjuring up images as she did so to keep the other in pain and distracted before flipping back off of him and hopefully out of reach.

COMBATSYS: Salem successfully hits Okuno with Despair.

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Okuno            0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0            Salem

"Maybe you should kiss my ass!" Okuno yells back. He threw a kick, but Salem was already on him with her leg lock, soon sitting on his shoulders as her powers begin to work itself into his mind. "What the fuck are you, AAAAH!" He goes rigid as the energy sends a shock to his system. A flood of information would follow; Okuno is not a complicated read. Growing up in the lower class society of Japan. Getting beat up by your dad; Getting beat up on the playground; beating up kids on the playground; picking fights and constantly getting beat up in Gedo High; the feeling of freedom and inner peace when riding with the boys on your souped up bike; joining the Yakuza; getting beat up in the Yakuza; beating the shit out of people in the Yakuza; hurting people very badly. All bundled up in raw rage, impulsiveness, exploding and swirling around like a tornado of fire.

Okuno's nose starts to bleed, and the blood vessels in one eye rupture. His yell becomes an increasing angry howl with the cords of his neck standing up, before it finally breaks and he's staggering back, gasping and retching. "What the...what the fuck...what did you...WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?!" He looks at her wild-eyed and, briefly, terrified. That terror becomes even MORE anger. He seems to run on it. "You got in my got in MY head? Trying to steal my brain, huh? HUH!?"

Suddenly he's moving faster than ever, snapping his leg out to kick her right in the stomach. He follows up with an uppercut to the jaw.

COMBATSYS: Okuno blitzes into action and acts again!

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Okuno            0/-------/---====|-------\-------\0            Salem

COMBATSYS: Salem dodges Okuno's Strong Kick.

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Okuno            0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0            Salem

COMBATSYS: Salem dodges Okuno's Fierce Punch.

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Okuno            0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0            Salem

"I don't particularly /want/ your brain." Salem replied idly though she was quickly on the move again as he came at her again. He took her by surprise with how fast he started moving. Coming at her in a whirlwind of motion trying to hit her. The kick she just gets out of the way from, slipping out of the way just out of reach of his stride when the blow comes forward. The punch she evades easier. Weaving out of the path of the punch. It wasn't hard to tell that the power behind the attacks weren't to be underestimated. They'd hurt if they landed. Even the one she'd blocked earlier had hurt. "But I do like information."

Not one to be left out, Salem went for her shot at trying to land a hit or two. She went in to jab the man in the throat with one hand only to follow it up with a ruthless knee to the groin. Assuming all went to plan, it'd have the man bent over in agony which she fully intended to capitalize on. The agile woman seeking to leap up onto his shoulders and flip over the back of him to use her momentum to throw him down and herself away.

COMBATSYS: Okuno interrupts Disquiet from Salem with Phoenix Flight.

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Okuno            1/-------/=======|-------\-------\0            Salem

Okuno is fuming, and doesn't respond. His eyes are solely fixed on the thief now, like a dog seeking a bone. Well, to break a few bones anyway. The jab comes...but something happens. Okuno's head seems to burst into flame as he crouches low and shoots up like a cannon, slamming the crown of his head under her chin to send her flying into the cieling as well as burn her with his fiery chi. The landlord won't be too happy.

"What!" One of the goons yells. Okuno glances to him, then to a nearby mirror, seeing it himself. "Huh?" he asks. Just like his last fight...the fire was there but it didn't burn. "Okuno-san, this is your chi?" Another goon asks. The Yakuza enforcer makes a 'tsk' but doesn't reply. He turns back to the thief. "How'd that feel, huh? HUH?!"

The counter attack had Salem caught off guard. The ceiling was an unforgiving surface as she bounced off of it and fell back roughly to the ground. Her clothes were singed though her mask was okay. She kicked back up to her feet, rolling her neck and putting out the flames on her shirt. She wasn't all too pleased, and clearly the other wasn't quite used to suddenly catching on fire either from what she was seeing. "Like you owe me for the property damage." Salem replied, shifting to move in for a quick kick to the other's knee while he was distracted by everything going on.

COMBATSYS: Okuno blocks Salem's Light Kick.

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Okuno            1/------=/=======|==-----\-------\0            Salem

Okuno twists to catch the kick on the meat of his thigh rather than his knee. Smarts, but not as much if he hadn't done so. "Screw your shitty apartment!" he retorts. His momentum not yet done, he rushes her with a spinning back kick, immediately following with a relentless barrage of punches to her person, ending with a jumping superman punch to send her sprawling, probably into more furniture. "AAAAAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Salem blocks Okuno's Phoenix Beatdown.

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Okuno            0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0            Salem

The fury of Okuno was intense. Salem threw up her arms, blocking the kick though the punch had her stumbling backwards. Her feet skidding across the floor as the force of it knocked her back though the masked woman managed to maintain her footing. Had she not at the very least thrown up her guard she more than likely might have been tossed to the other side of the room. Flashbacks of going through the wall of her last apartment flew through her mind which, admittedly, sparked some of her own anger to ignite. The grudge against someone else entirely fueling her against the opponent that, unfortunately, was not the person she'd really like to rip into. Salem focused her energy again, eyes narrowing as she reached out with her hands and thrust them upwards as she sought to crush the man into the ceiling with her telekinetic powers. It was already damaged after all. What was sending someone up through the ceiling going to hurt at this point?

COMBATSYS: Okuno fails to interrupt Dismay from Salem with Phoenix Down.

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Okuno            0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0            Salem

Okuno recklessly charges Salem once more, intent on grabbing her in a clinch and slamming her onto her table. But he's caught up in the telekinetic blast instead, thrust upwards suddenly to slam into the cieling, pressed with his back flat against it as spiderweb cracks permeate the structure. After it ends he falls...directly on the table in question, bouncing off and hitting the ground with a thud. He groans, shakily rising, trying to stand up and move closer to the thief, not taking his eyes off her.

Satisfied with the fact that the other had been flung up into the ceiling, Salem pressed forward herself. As always the mask gave away nothing of her expression. No thoughts broadcasted across her features to be witnessed only body language to go by. Probably for the best given a sort of wild anger had entered Salem's eyes with the thoughts of revenge that would have to wait longer. She wasn't in the mood to have someone else try and ambush her within her home. Especially for a dagger she didn't even have anymore. So Salem without mercy went for another kick. Sportsmanship be damned as she aimed between the legs. It wasn't as if there was any rules to this fight to begin with.

COMBATSYS: Salem successfully hits Okuno with Medium Kick.

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Okuno            0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0            Salem

Okuno's eyes flash as he gets an inkling of what Salem means to do. He attempts to dodge...but he still has trouble moving his legs after that last attack, meaning the groin shot strikes home, and hard. "hnnnngh!" Okuno lets out a strangled cry of pain, slowly sinking to the floor. " didn't win...." he croaks. Suddenly his anger refreshes, as burning chi erupts around his legs. "YOU DIDN'T WIIIIIN!" he screams, throwing out a cartwheel kick that creates a bright orange wheel of fire in its wake, to strike her right in the temple. Of course, shortly after Okuno collapses face down onto the floor, teeth still clenched tight in a furious grimace.

COMBATSYS: Okuno can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Salem easily escapes Okuno's Phoenix Wings!

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The sudden explosion of fire was impressive just like it was the first time. Still, Salem's more prepared this go around and she nimbly slid out of the way. The thud of the enforcer hitting the ground behind her sounded as the masked woman inclined her head to the men that were staring at her around the room. She rolled her shoulders which were aching from the fight before stepping away from the downed figure behind her. The tension in the air was thick as the aftermath of the fight settled and fully sunk into the minds of the remaining thugs
"Get out of my apartment before I throw you out the window with my mind. It's a hell of a long fall." Her tone brokered no argument, clearly intending to do exactly what she promised if the others in the room didn't get a move on. Naturally Salem felt quite a bit of pleasure when they did just that. An unconscious Okuno drug out after them leaving Salem in the mess of yet another apartment. It was a good thing she hadn't become too attached to it as it was time to move. Again.

COMBATSYS: Salem has ended the fight here.

Log created on 20:56:02 06/11/2019 by Salem, and last modified on 20:55:58 06/12/2019.