Tsugumi Sendo - Minty Fresh Demonstration

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Description: Mint goes to the sports-focused Gorin High to talk about Injury and prosthetics, only to enter a friendly bout with High School shoot wrestler Tsugumi Sendo.

Olympic athletes are forged here in Gorin High, and in no small part due to the sheer amount of talent concentrated into one school campus. In many ways, the high school is more akin to a junior college than a high school, with students able to choose from a wide variety of courses pertaining to their sport of choice. Indeed, here at Gorin, sports aren't so much extracurricular as a fundamental part of the learning experience -- which is, in no small part, a reason to encourage students to dorm on campus rather than travel from home.

And today provides just one example of Gorin's competitive advantage -- for now, in the midst of the Green, the school has invited a guest lecturer to talk about how to deal with injuries and stress! And who better to talk about injuries than a boxer who has literally -lost- part of her body? Minal Panesh, currently on leave, was more than happy to talk about her experiences to a crowd of fascinated students. She's dressed in a t-shirt with the Gorin Athletic Department logo, and a pair of track pants -- really, if it weren't for the lack of hands, the short pugilist could pass for nearly any student on campus.

She's already shown the crowd that her right arm had terminated at mid-forearm. And without the prosthetics, her thin left arm needs the support of an external titanium rod so that she can use the two fingers she has remaining. She demonstrates her range of motion for the audience -- some of which exhibit horror, others fascination.

But, rather than put her plastic prosthetics back on -- the normal ones that would suffice for human interaction -- she kicks open the aluminum storage case she'd brought along. And when she plunges her arms into the case, a set of whirring, clicking, and sliding sounds can be heard.

Mint chirps back into the lavalier microphone clipped to her shirt. "And, see -- my -normal- prosthetics would just fall to pieces if I tried to box with them. Like, they'd last six, maybe as many as ten punches before they'd just -shatter!-"

But then the pint-sized pugilist rises up fully -- and the sides of the aluminum case fall apart, revealing the gargantuan metal gauntlets now attached to her arms. Polished carbon fiber and precisely machined metal gleam in the sunlight as she raises her arms to view. "It took a lot of tries, but -these- fists are kinda what I needed to hold up to the stress of my punches. Now, don't get scared or nothin'...." She points to the soft padding on the outer finger surfaces, grinning. "They might look mean, but they've got boxing gloves built in!"

She rapid-fires three quick punches, proving that she's got the strength to make those heavy-looking gauntlets seem like they've got no weight or wind resistance at all. "This is what -training- can do for you! An injury doesn't have to be the end of your career!"

And then she -smiles- to the crowd, balling her metal hands into fists. "Now! Would anyone care to go a round or two?"

"Me, me!"

Before anyone else could step up, the peppy voice of a Tsugumi Sendo would ring out from the crowd- she had been looking on with complete fascination at the somewhat morbid display happening in front of them- She was actually somewhat familiar with 'Mint'. Especially with the Ristar tourney happening, she had been keeping a close eye on all the matches that had been aired. Including the one with the downright terrifying ghost lady.

Rudely pushing her way through the crowd of both burly and agile sportspeople, some groans and grunts of frustration sound out as people have to shift their position or be pushed to the side. "Sorry- Sorry, sorry!" Tsugumi has many a apology to give out, before reaching mint and the large, open area in the green- a sort of arena naturally forming with it's borders marked off by the crowd of sporty types. A few cheers and yells or recognition ring out. Tsugumi might be a fairly new transfer student, but challenging near every fighter she sees is a quick path to developing a reputation!

Tsugumi bows deeply, but a little unsteadily in her excitement. "I'm Tsugumi Sendo, Panesh-San! I'm soo happy to meet, I saw you on the TV! You're awesome!" Mint gets quickly barraged with enthusiasm from the girl, apparently she is a bit of a fan. She rises from her bow, leaning towards Mint in a bit of a violation of personal space. "I would like to take you up on that offer, please! I'm ready to give it my all!"

Mint is patient! She seems like she's ready for the fight, but that's partially because... well, holding her weapon-grade gauntlets in any other position can be a bit painful. The dark-skinned Marine -does- spot the small commotion kicked up by Tsugumi, though, and calls her out: "Looks like we have a volunteer making her way through right now!"

Mint may have had the benefit of amplification, but she's happy to hear that Tsugumi doesn't really -need- such a thing. Now, as Mint reaches for her lavalier mic with those giant bionic meathooks, one might think she'd just crush the poor thing, but she proves her control by lightly switching the mic off and pulling it away from her shirt, depositing it onto her speaking podium.

And then Mint is able to prove she can shout loud enough to be heard, as well. "Awesome! And you've advanced further than -I- did in the tournament, Miss Sendo -- so props to you on that!" She offers a bow in exchange -- though not before taking a step back, as Tsugumi -is- awfully close. "I accept your challenge!"

Mint flattens her left hand, pounding her knuckles into it in anticipation. "Now, just so you all in the crowd know, I'm -not- a purist when it comes to boxing -- I've had to make some special adaptations to deal with fighters from other disciplines! But get ready, folks -- 'cause I have a feeling this match is gonna be sick!"

And then -- with only a nod in her indicated direction as preface -- she hops over to the fight platform that's been cleared off for her little demonstration. Student assistants are quick to raise the tension barriers, juuust in case things get a little -too- rowdy between the two.

And without much further ado, she crosses to the opposite side of the 'ring', falling into a ready stance. She bobs lightly on the balls of her feet. Gauntlets are raised as if they were no more than cardboard.

"You can come at me when you're ready, Sendo-san! Because I was -born- ready!"

COMBATSYS: Mint has started a fight here.

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"Thank you! You really came up against a terrifying opponent, Panesh-San!" She's kind of hopping from feet to feet as she follows Mint up upon the raised platform, she is as pumped for a fight as always- And with someone of decent renown, nontheless! "I do shoot wrestling! I haven't faced a boxer before- Can't wait!"

And she did not have to wait, as the boxer enters her stance, so does the wrestler. A fairly straight stance with the arms spread fairly wide, and the hands open and ready to take hold. "Yosh! Here I come!" Tsugumi sprints, and jumps towards the Marine; Her body tilts with the feet pointing towards . A dropkick!

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo has joined the fight here.

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Mint             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

COMBATSYS: Mint dodges Tsugumi Sendo's Super Drop Kick Lite.

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Mint             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

Though she misses, she tucks into a roll as she leaps past. Rolling past, and a bit further away from Mint before turning around.

Mint may be smiling, but there's no mistaking the shudder that rolls through her as Tsugumi brings up Hisako, her Rising Star opponent. Never before had she fought someone who inspired such -dread- in her -- and that's even taking the time she fought a walking incarnation of death into account.

"...Yeah, she was a challenge!" is Mint's response, juiced up with an even bigger smile. Though, she does quirk an eyebrow as Tsugumi talks about... shoot wrestling. Unfamiliar with the term, she just bows her head once more; she'll figure it out along the way, clearly. "Okay, then, bring it!"

As Tsugumi leaps, Mint draws in her breath, pitching shoulders forward slightly and bringing her gauntlets up to protect her head in her first reflexive reaction. But once her guard is secure, she relies on footwork to bring her out of harm's way, pivoting off to the side while keeping her gauntlets level, as Tsugumi plummets past her harmlessly.

With the new opening that presents itself, Mint surges to close the gap, shifting to an asymmetrical charge led by her left gauntlet. Timing is everything -- and she hopes to capitalize on that by tagging Tsugumi with a swift and straight punch just as the wrestler recovers. Nothing fancy or overcommited -- just something of a warm-up blow to get the blood pumping! "Hah!"

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo endures Mint's Medium Punch.

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Mint             0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

"D'aww, I missed!" she pouts non-seriously, though Mint is onto her case faster then she anticipated. She doesn't seem to even flinch at the punch, instead opting to reach through- Twisting her torso so that what would've been a straight hit turns into a glancing one.

"Ow-OW! That hurt- But take... this!" She attempts to grip the smaller woman's sides, before lifting up, turning her upside-down before locking her head between the wrestler's thighs while re-adjusting her grip. All of this in a swift motion before jumping up high and pile-driving Mint's head into the ground! Letting go and rolling backwards afterward.

COMBATSYS: Mint blocks Tsugumi Sendo's Tower Drop Driver ES.

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Mint             0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

Mint understands that her gauntlets are pretty intimidating; the armaments weigh almost as much as the soldier wielding them, after all. But the Marine is beginning to understand that the fighting fangirl is wise to her strategies -- Tsugumi isn't just paying lip service, she seems to have genuinely -studied- Mint's fighting style!

And it's when Tsugumi is able to parlay a solid hit from her padded gauntlets into an -advantage- that Mint realizes what she's up against. The boxer has strategies to deal with punches, but her relatively unarmored midsection is still vulnerable to grabbing. And for a moment, it looks as if Tsugumi's rapid response might succeed in full --

But the telltale roar of jet engines suggests otherwise. Rings of smoke erupt from the nozzles at the rear ends of Mint's gauntlets as they fire up. And Tsugumi's downward momentum is almost - but not entirely - countered by the upward thrust exerted by those jet engines, diminishing the intended impact.

"Ugh..." she groans, just before her left gauntlet's engine blasts her into a wire-fu-like spiral that ends with her back upon her feet.

"I'll have to watch out for you!" she shouts in good cheer, making sure she can be heard over the jet engines! And with a burst of speed, she swings three rapid-fire punches at Tsugumi: a right straight, then a powerful left hook, culminating in a meaty uppercut to the abdomen! "Oorah oorah ooraahhh!"

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo blocks Mint's Knuckle Dragger.

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Mint             0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

Those big metal fists come swinging in for Tsugumi, she moves her own padded, fingerless gloves to intercept the blows. But /man/ these punches are heavy! She manages, but not without a considerable amount of wrist-strain. "Woh- Phew."

"Thanks for the comp-liment, Panesh-San!" She responds, as she prepares her own attack; Figuring that a boxer likely has less experience dealing with grabs, she decides to stick with the wrestling parts of her fighting style. Reaching out her front hand to grip the back of mint's head, before trying to use her second to pull one of the marine's leg's away from her- Before pushing Minal's head down and into the floor face-first! "But that counts for me as well- those punches are /hard!"

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo successfully hits Mint with Medium Throw.
- Power hit! -

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Mint             1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

Just for the record, it's true: Mint doesn't fare so well against wrestling holds! And with Mint already committed to savaging Tsugumi's guard, she isn't in a prime position to reverse her momentum, leaving her slow to react to Tsugumi's counteroffensive. Mint finds herself plunging forehead-first into the ground, her gauntlets left to flail for some chance at balance in the process. *WHAM!*

Mint rolls onto her side, one comically oversized gauntlet clutching at her forehead. "Guhh...." she groans, pushing herself backwards. A precision fire of her gauntlet engines is enough to blast her to her feet, though she throws her hand out as a counterbalancce to steady herself.

Shaking the cobwebs out, she brings both fists back up to the ready. And she flashes a renewed look of determination Tsugumi's way. "Let's see how you handle this, then!"

The engines flare up once more -- the roar reverberating in the small shallow of the Green, leaves fluttering into motion from the kicked-up air pressure. And then Mint surges forward like a bolt of lightning, her fist pistoning towards Tsugumi's abdomen. "Ooorah---"

But then the engines roar again -- and Mint leaps into the air! This time she brings both fists up high. Relays fire, twin hisses of air are released, and spring-loaded counterweights spring forward; Mint unloads a double-barreled assault from above, slamming down like twin guillotines onto Tsugumi's shoulders! "OORAAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Mint blitzes into action and acts again!

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Mint             1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo blocks Mint's Heavy Punch.

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Mint             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0    Tsugumi Sendo

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo Toughs Out Mint's BFH!

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Mint             1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1    Tsugumi Sendo

"Take that!"

To block that first haymaker, Tsugumi is forced to put her guard up in a inelegant fashion; Forearms clenched together in a tight hold as she barely weathers that flying straight- But mint is not ready yet- Jumping in the air and slamming back down, her fists colliding with both shoulders as Tsugumi cries out in pain- But doesn't yield, doesn't cringe inward or get knocked to the floor. And in that moment of sheer resilence, she jumps- trying to climb on Mint's shoulders, pulling the smaller woman down to topple forwards with the wrestler's own weight- No fat, all Muscle! Tsugumi would land on her back, with Mint held above her. The schoolgirl's leg's would contract- before shooting upwards into mint with a double-legged kick, potentially knocking her a few feet into the sky as Tsugumi lets go her hold.

COMBATSYS: Mint blocks Tsugumi Sendo's Monkey Flip.

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Mint             1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1    Tsugumi Sendo

As her gauntlet engines dial back down to idle, Mint finds herself staring back at the teenager in awe. To know that there's kids out here who can absorb her strikes with such resilience?! But the experienced fighter is a bit more ready for the counterattack this time, drawing back with her arms held to either side like wings. When Tsugumi flips over the heavier fighter's shoulders, Mint prepares to take action. And when Tsugumi is about to launch her sky-high, she guns the engines in a quick burst of thrust, blasting herself forward and causing the kicks to graze against her shins instead!

"Holy crap, you are just rockin' -out- here!" exclaims Mint, as she breaks free and tumbles back to her feet. In one graceful turn she's reoriented to face Tsugumi -- and in the next beat, Mint is blasting forward with a hook punch, aimed to slam right into Tsugumi's side!

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo dodges Mint's Hook Punch.

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Mint             1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1    Tsugumi Sendo

Tsugumi beams out a smile as Mint offers that compliment, obviously very happy and proud at being acknowledged by someone like her. It, however does not distract her from that incoming, dashing hook. With surprising nimbleness- and unsurprising enthusiasm she manages to cartwheel to the side just in time for the Corporal's punch to hit the air. The wrestler's arm tense up, as she leans forward, making her look smaller; pulling her elbows closer and closer towards her chest-.

Until she metaphorically explodes outwards with a loud "YOSHAAA!!" She would look pumped- even more pumped then usual, super-pumped for the next beats of this battle. Tsugumi truly has a endless supply of enthusiasm for this kinda stuff, doesn't she?

"You better get ready, Panesh-San!"

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo gathers her will.

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Mint             1/---====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2    Tsugumi Sendo

As Mint's swing misses, she nimbly steps sideways, whirling about to bring her gauntlets high. Half in defense, half as an inertial necessity. And she seems like she -would- follow up with a strike -- only to notice that the wrestler is making herself look smaller.

That's ... not always a good sign. But Mint seems to take it in stride, scrubs the bridge of her nose with the back of her thumb.

She flashes a cocky grin in response to the outpouring of energy, and the shout: "What, didn't you hear me before?"

She brings her fists high to guard her face -- and drops her shoulders low as before, tilting left. Her engines purr, jets blasting her at an angle to the left.

She tilts her shoulders to the right -- and her engines growl again, boosting her forward accordingly.

She sways left -- but holds her arms slightly different. And rather than swinging left -or- right -- she barrels =forwards= at top speed, arms outstretched to either side. But neither fist will be doing the swinging...

As Minal is letting her -knee- make first contact in this drive!

"I was =born= ready!"

The engine-boosted strike would be powerful enough to knock the charging Tsugumi right off her feet, but Mint wouldn't stop there -- launching into a salvo of savage, successive one-two strikes with her fists, aiming to test the upper limits of her wrestler opponent's resolve!

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo Toughs Out Mint's SNAFU!

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Mint             0/-------/----===|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2    Tsugumi Sendo

A flying knee, But Tsugumi doesn't seem to care much- Other then a pained grunt, she doesn't flinch. In tandem with that rapid-fire barrage of punches, she begins her own, next attack. The first half of the punches do make contact, all over her upper body- and after she crouches down, parts of her head.

All of this however, is an attempt to seek grip with one specific part: Her legs. She tries to grip both Mint's lower legs, before violently pulling them upwards so that the Marine might fall on her back, before stepping forward, looming over and locking together her legs, with those of Panesh as the girl holds them tight, making sure they can't struggle away.

The actual damaging part of this technique, however? Comes in as Tsugumi /jumps/ up high with Mint still below her, spinning all the while holding that tight, tight drip- Before finally slamming down in a downright destructive finish, crashing into the floor with all of their combined weight- all focused on Mint.

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo successfully hits Mint with Osaka Naniwa Death Lock.

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Mint             1/------=/=======|>>>>>>>\-------\1    Tsugumi Sendo

There is a point at which the soldier -should- question the amount of punishment she's doling out to a high schooler like Tsugumi. And she does, indeed, question that at least partway into her rapid-fire barrage of punches. But when she feels the grip tighten on her baggy cargo pants? Minal realizes the girl really -is- as tough as nails.

"Wha--" she stammers, as her gauntlets finally stop driving forward. She moves as if to swat Tsugumi's arms away -- but that's when the wrestler tosses her onto her back. "--ulp?!"

And while Mint's previous approach of blasting jet thrust might have gotten her out of previous situations, she isn't able to execute that quickly enough before Tsugumi locks on! She's... not been caught in a leg lock for quite some time -- and it's even harder to do anything but flail as the Gorin student launches upwards!

The world whooshes by in a nauseatingly fast spin. Everything blends into a single color of mush -- until finally, it all smears into focus again with Tsugumi slamming her into the battle floor. Mint coughs up blood from the harsh impact -- a fact not lost upon an audience of Gorin students, some of whom cover their mouths and turn away from the sight.

And yet -- Tsugumi's grip slackens, and Minal guns the throttles, wrenching herself free with one last kick. The thrust carries her a good three meters back -- at which point Mint lands, doubling over -- and panting for breath.

She'd wipe the blood off her mouth, but it'd just smear across the smooth finish of her gauntlets. Instead, she just cracks her neck from side to side. "Whatever you got goin' on, Miss Sendo, I want some of it." She winks back, with a confident -- and friendly! -- smirk.

Engines roar to life once more. And this time -- rather than go for a frontal strike? Mint aims for Tsugumi's hip, aiming to blast her upwards into the air!

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo blocks Mint's Charlie Foxtrot EX.

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Mint             0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>-----\1    Tsugumi Sendo

And with Tsugumi -herself- in the air, Mint hopes to repay her for that nauseating whirl just moments prior. Turbines flare, propelling Mint upward -- and then she unloads six rapid-fire blows at the airborne Tsugumi, before whirling into a vicious backhanded strike, aimed at blasting the Gorin wrestler back to the ground!"

And with Tsugumi -herself- in the air, Mint hopes to repay her for that nauseating whirl just moments prior. Turbines flare, propelling Mint upward -- and then she unloads six rapid-fire blows at the airborne Tsugumi, before whirling into a vicious backhanded strike, aimed at blasting the Gorin wrestler back to the ground!

Tsugumi coughs herself- only now starting to feel the damage that had accumulated. Adrenaline is one hell of a suppressant. While Tsugumi is tough, withstanding attack after attack will make someone reach their limit sooner or later- And Sendo is approaching said limit rapidly.

"You're- Too kind, Panesh-San." Arguably, this fight is getting a bit out of hand for a simple demonstration/sparring match- But it seems that neither of the actual fighters involved mind! The current way it's going, it seems apparent that this will only finish when one of them can't move anymore. Minal's engine-boosted lift is met with the girl's knee, slighly missing it's intended target, yet the wrestler cannot avoid being lifted into the air- Before those mechanical arms whir 6 powerful strikes into the Gorin Student.

Without the support of the ground, defending becomes dreadfully harder. The schoolgirl groans and yelps in pain, as she has to suffer through her strained arms getting inflicted even more punishment; That final, downward chop marks the end as she gets knocked back down, managing to tuck into a backwards roll. She silently tumbles to her feet, concentrated on maintaining her balance before dashing towards Mint, erupting in a jump past the pint-sized brawler that has her arm stretched out to grip the Marine at the neck. Should she feel the contact, she spins back around- wrapping her other arm around her opponent's torso while choking Minal out for a few solid, potentially excruciating seconds of asphyxiation.

COMBATSYS: Mint dodges Tsugumi Sendo's Choke Hold.

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Mint             0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1    Tsugumi Sendo

It takes a certain personality to say 'You're too kind' in response to getting pummeled by metal fists with a layer of padding on front of them. And it's that same kind of personality that Mint has seen in herself -- which is what brings a smile to Mint's face.

"You're a good kid, Miss Sendo!" she chirps in response. The audience may be horrified at the lengths to which the two fighters are flitting about, bashing each others' skulls in and whatnot, but... well, they're both having fun, right?

To her favor, Mint was already ready to leap backwards as soon as she landed -- so when Tsugumi comes hurtling towards her with an outstretched arm, Mint just pivots to the side, letting a quick leap carry her out of clotheslining range.

Mint cups her hands over her mouth: "So I'm gonna give you my all till one of us taps out!" She already knows that Tsugumi's made some impressive strides in the Rising Star tournament, after all -- and this is just an additional opportunity for personal training!

And Mint intends to get the most of the opportunity, as she strides in close, closing the gap with a flurry of one-two punches. None of those are meant to do any more than chisel away at Tsugumi's defense to provide an opening for one more strike -- a full-bore straight punch to the sternum! "Oooo-rah!"

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo endures Mint's Mix-Up Combo.

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Mint             0/-------/---====|=======\=====--\1    Tsugumi Sendo

"Yes M'am!" She responds, with enthusiasm- Yet her voice is a little smaller then it was; She is on her last legs, to be certain. But Tsugumi's response to the attack is, once again has a dangerous lack of self-preservation; Only partially guarding hersalf against the flurry of punches- and the straight? She actually *steps* into it, and it sinks deep into her chest "Ah-Gah!" she groans out, but still reaches out for her smaller opponent. Shoulders this time, both hands, both shoulders. If she can find this grip, she actually hoists herself up, flipping cartwheeling over Mint before folding her legs over those shoulders- A piggy-back ride! Essentially sitting on the woman's neck-

COMBATSYS: Mint fails to interrupt Loop Line Crash from Tsugumi Sendo with Foxtrot Oscar EX.
- Power fail! -

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COMBATSYS: Mint can no longer fight.

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-She starts hammering away with fierce, fierce haymakers- All aimed towards the sides of Panesh's skull. After all the damage she's taken, she moves with a noticable bit of strain. The final one of these punches, she comedically winds up- Literally as she fully spins her arm around multiple times. This dangerous attack is finished off by her using sheer leg-muscle (and a lack of logical physics) to pull Minal off of the ground, flipping over both of them before planting her into the ground face-down

Mint has fought Shadaloo, she's fought Special Forces, she's fought revenants and ghosts and... even that crazy Sven guy. And she might have even expected someone to soak up her punches the way Tsugumi is -- but she didn't expect a -high-schooler- to be doing it.

Less likely, as -well- as Tsugumi does. Her eyes open in alarm, at the sight of her power straight hitting its mark, and yet, not knocking Tsugumi clear off her feet.

"Ah, crap--"
That's all Mint has -time- to say, because she's already attempting to double down on that strike, aiming another fierce strike from her opposite gauntlet. It's just that, well, Tsugumi's already leapt up into the air -- and Mint's follow-up places her -directly- under Tsugumi, leaving her wide open for punishment!

Wham! Wham! Wham! The boxer is the one getting pummeled in this case, though, as she staggers listlessly to the side. It'd be a mercy to just fall over, but a flailing Minal, crying out with pain, is nonetheless determined to see this out -- and trying to grab hold of Tsugumi! But by the time the wind-up punch comes, Mint has lost her bearings. And Tsugumi flips right over her, slamming her hard into the ground! *WHAM!*

At this point -- Mint doesn't even try to get up. Her gauntlets clank down to the ground on either side of her. Her vision is nothing but -stars- right now, and her mouth hangs open as she pants for breath.

But, as the stars are slowly replaced by the fluffy blue clouds overhead, she remembers what she said.

And bends her elbow, so that she can tap the ground. "I... =wow=... that..." She screws her eyes shut, trying to find words in the dizzying mush that occupies her braincase.

That's her answer, yep.

But yeah. The demonstration made its point, right? Because Tsugumi Sendo's no pushover!

"A- Are you alright?" Tsugumi keeps holding her in that leg-lock, but the tension does wane- In no small part due to that the Gorin Girl is at the last of her strength. "Awww, man. The ground is so coomfy.."

And, realizing that Minal isn't really moving all that much anymore, removes all the pressure she was putting on with her legs- Though they're still tucked comfortably around Mint's shoulders. "Uguuuh, I'm sorry, Panesh-San! This was only supposed to be a demonstration. I.. we, did we go a little *cough* overboard?"

The wide-eyed crowd would seem to indicate so- Some cheering for their classmate, others muttering in surprise about the fight's result. Some seem to downright have left somewhere along the way, finding the battle a bit too gruesome for their liking.

"But man, I want to keep lying down now.. maybe I'll move to the soft grass over there... But- But, You were amazing, Panesh-San. You were like, BOOM, POW with those rocket engines, and like- Those arms.."

"It's just so cool!"

COMBATSYS: Tsugumi Sendo has ended the fight here.

Log created on 08:09:19 04/15/2021 by Tsugumi Sendo, and last modified on 06:03:26 04/16/2021.