Description: Good news! The school canteen has its famous apple pie on the menu. Bad news... there's only one slice left. Who will manage to grab it? Fun and food fights unfold!
"So here's my vision," the director, a slightly scrawny, dark-haired man sweeps his arms across the stage, cupping his fingers together to form the box of a camera viewfinder. His hair is slightly shaggy, but meticulously groomed to be such. He carries with him the sort of unkempt look that only comes from meticulous keeping. His glasses sit low on his nose until he brushes them back into place and resumes his explanation.
"American teenage drama," his accent, somewhere between Posh and Cockney, somehow, comes out with that one. "In a high school canteen."
"Isn't that a cafeteria sir?"
"Excuse me," the director turns. "But whose vision are we discussing here?"
"A canteen. But there's only one slice of pie. And then," Beat. "Drama! Tension! Young love!"
"Isn't this a SNF match, sir?"
The director steadily tuts, raising one hand. It sounds a bit like a car failing to start.
"It's not JUST a Saturday Night Fight, you plebian. This. Is. ART!"
Bob is dressed to costume in a football jersey reading "Metro City Maulers" with an image that is certainly legally distinct from a cartoon Mike Haggar. He has a football tucked under his arm.
"Mister Richards," the director says, "has anyone ever told you that you are leading man material? Such charisma! Such confidence! Those executives be damned, I want to cast you in my next picture!"
"Uh..." Bob seems to be taking it all in stride. "...thanks, I think. I can give you my card, if you'd like?"
He raises a hand for a pause. "Ah, one moment. Our leading lady arrives!"
Either she knew it was her cue, or she got in at the right time by chance. She comes in like she owns the place.
She has shoulder-length blonde hair, framing her face, with blue eyes you can't miss. She is wearing a type of long black coat with metal studs. The coat is close at her waist with a gold metal buckle with the letter M on it. Underneath and on display is a metallic red bra with studs on it as well. On her lower body. She has black leather pants mixed with the same metallic red-looking material and a few studs as well. Her boots are matching the outfit, except the red on them does not look metallic but leathery like the rest of her outfit.
After a moment of waving to the people, as if she was the most popular girl in school, she moves that same arm toward Bob and points him with her finger. "Don't you dare!" Is she referring to the pie or something else? To be honest, it was a bit confusing. At least she didn't look extremely mad, but she did look confident.
No other words came from her at the moment, but she appraises her opponent. If she was honest, the man she was about to fight was quite better looking than any fat man she met before. If he fought as well as he looked, this was going to be fun and a challenge.
"Ah, excuse me?" Bob says, apologizing for the slight (?) before he even knows what it is. "Oh, you're--"
"The most popular girl in school and the captain of the cheerleading squad," the director cuts in. "See, she's been giving you a hard time because she's dating the quarterback. He's your rival, you see, both on the field and--"
Bob tilts his head, slightly confused.
"And in romance! Work with me, Bobby baby. -- Mister Richards. And...action!"
"Ah, sorry, Tina," Bob says, "but I've--"
"PIE," the director mouths.
"I've had my eye on that slice," Bob continues, shifting his stance. He rocks his front foot onto the heel and puts his weight on the rear foot, raising his hands up defensively. "And besides, what's a cheerleader going to do with pie, anyway?"
The director enthusiastically thumbs up.
Tina could respect the director's enthusiasm, although it did feel too much for the fighter. She wouldn't complain, however. She wants to be an actress, after all. So she would take it and much more.
But back to now. Pie! She wants that Pie! "What does it matter what I will do with the pie. Be a gentleman and give the pie to the inspiration of the whole school! If you can't do that, I will fight you for it." Fighting for a pie, people are interested in that kind of play? Why not, it was her chance to show what she could do in a mix of acting and fighting.
She makes a 'come on' motion with her hand and she says: "I will lay you down on the mat gently." She gives the man a wink and waits to see what he is going to do as she raises her arms to get into her fighting stance.
COMBATSYS: Tina has started a fight here.
The director's enthusiasm does not seem to be a huge hit for Bob, either, but the big man seems to be taking it in stride. The director, meanwhile, waves his arms in a circle forward, trying to signal for Bob to keep going and unpack it further.
"Or--" Bob starts, "did you try out for the wrestling team after all, Tina?"He glances toward the director, who at first seems confused, then slowly starts nodding in approval. He signals a "go on" again.
"Is that what this is about?" Bob says, "then show me your resolve! Let's see if you've got what it takes to be queen of the mat, and not just the cheer team!"
"Awkward, but it's getting there. We'll get it in another take," the director mumbles to himself. "OK, dramatic action shot. Let's make it happen people."
Bob powers in, stepping toward Tina with surprising speed. "Let's make this a good match, yeah?" he says quietly. "I like your work. Very technical, miss."
Bob transitions into a swift somersault, rolling toward Tina before springing up into a short, low uppercut toward her center of gravity.
COMBATSYS: Bob has joined the fight here.
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Bob 0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0 Tina
COMBATSYS: Tina blocks Bob's Lyonnaise Break.
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Bob 0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0 Tina
Did she try out for the wrestling team? Oh, more acting. Ok, Tina followed. "Yes, I will be their new star. Us girls need that!" She gives a pause. "I will show you. Give me your best! That pie is mine!" She lifts her arm up, before coming back into her stance
That man was quick. She didn't expect an easy match and she wouldn't be disappointed. "Likewise." She whispers after hearing him, giving him a brief smile. "Let give the best match."
Then it goes fast, as he rolls to her, to finish with an uppercut. She has only time to take the brunt of the hit by her arm, as she covers her chin. She feels it, but it wasn't the end of the world yet. This guy was not going to be easy.
"Ok, my turn!" She reaches to grab Bob's right thigh. Then she struggles, as he is quite heavy, but if she has her way, she still manages to pull them up inverted onto her right shoulder. "You don't even need the pie!" She says, her words more breathy from the effort of getting him up there. She then leaps into the air and drops him on his head and shoulders. She finishes by pushing him away from her, so she could stand back up. Once that's done, she has a grin on her face.
COMBATSYS: Bob dodges Tina's Texas Driver.
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Bob 0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0 Tina
"Are you sure you can handle it? Do you think you've got what it takes, Blondie?" Bob says, leaning into the character. "Wh-whoa!" Bob steps out of his punch only for Tina to grab him by the leg and lift. Even as she does, however, Bob shifts, planting his palms and doing a handstand before breaking away into a rolling escape.
"That's it," the director says quietly, "the passion of youth! The fires of ambition! Burn brightly against the night!"
Bob lands and resumes his stance. "I do need it! How else am I gonna live up to him! How am I gonna be the next 'Steamroller Collins!'"
"Did you get that?" the director says to his aide. "Make a note. Steamroller Collins. Tragic flashback. Big rugby legend."
"American football, sir?"
Bob surges forward again, reaching for Tina's arm. If he grabs it, he pulls her forward as he bodyslams, aiming to bowl her over.
COMBATSYS: Tina counters Sparkling Death from Bob with Rocking Hammer.
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Bob 0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0 Tina
"I got what it takes. Nothing can stop me. I will prove it to you." says Tina as Bob asks her the question. Then just like that, he gets away from her. She had to admit, that was very good, especially for a guy this size. "Woah."
She pauses then adds more: "Impressive, I will have to up my game now. I can't let you win. All girls look right now, and I still need that pie!"
She then listens to both of them, but she was ready. At least so she thinks.
Apparently she is. As he reaches for her arms, she grabs one of his instead and pulls him with her as she jumps to grabs that arm with her legs and flips them to make them land on the ground with his head and shoulder. "Sure you got what it takes?" She wasn't mad just had to throw it back at him as she lets go and rolls back on her feet. This big guy might be fast despite his weight. She was strong despite hers.
"For the sake of the varsity team, I gotta have that pie!" Bob interjects---just in time for Tina to intercede into his grab, pull him toward her, and then transition into a flip that throws him to the ground.
The big man lands upon his shoulders with a painful thump before losing his balance and flopping on his back--right atop a cafeteria table, which splits down the middle upon his landing.
"Ugh...you might be a little stronger than I thought," Bob says, rolling off of the table and into a three-point landing. "But I can't lose when my team's relying on me."
"Teamwork...ambition..." the director says, "and the hidden strength of a woman! Love it." He dabs his eyes with her handkerchief.
Bob pushes into a lunge, closing the gap with Tina before stopping, pivoting, and throwing out a swift roundhouse kick.
"What has Coach been teaching you?" Bob says, suddenly. "Don't tell me he...he wouldn't!"
What even in this script.
"The plot thickens!" the director interjects.
COMBATSYS: Bob successfully hits Tina with Medium Kick.
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Bob 0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0 Tina
He was agile. She still was impressed by it even now, but no time to dwell upon it.
Then the director goes on about something. He really was enjoying himself that's for sure. She didn't have much time to think about it. Bob was back and with a roundhouse kick. Not sure what she is thinking, but she braces herself and stops the kick with her jaws. Yea that was it. That was totally what she meant to do, and it didn't even hurt at all. Except her face snaps to the side at the hit and she ends up spitting some bloo d but nope, didn't hurt one bit... Keep telling yourself that Tina.%"Two can play this game." She moves forward to go back toward Bob and kicks toward his midsection, doing a push kick with her powerful legs. When it's done successfully (or not) She answers with the script. "Coach told me how to defend myself, so no one will ever be able to abuse me ever again! Beside He taught me to always go for the pie!" It was a silly script, but she was having fun, beside the pain in her jaw at the moment. No pain no gain and you know it, it doesn't hurt. Keep your eyes on the man and fight.
COMBATSYS: Bob attempts to interrupt Strong Kick from Tina with Giga Jacker.
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Bob 0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0 Tina
"What the --" Bob steps back, widening the gap between them. When Tina goes for the strong kick, Bob drives in, seeming as it he will take the blow head-on...
And then he crashes forward in a belly slam, taking the blow to the stomach and still coming toward Tina in a charge like a freight train! "W-what?" Bob seems a little off-balanced by that line. "Is that what this is about? Did Chris do something--?"
"Perfect, that's perfect!" the director is saying about Tina's delivery. Despite the fact the exposition is happening mid-brawl.
COMBATSYS: Tina fails to interrupt Giga Jacker from Bob with Burning Hammer.
- CRAZY Hit! -
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Bob 0/-------/-======|=======\==-----\1 Tina
At first Tina is certain she will be able to kick Bob backward. He even seems to take it headon, until he decides otherwise. He comes at her with a belly slam of all thing. She believes she can counter this, by simply letting her leg push back again that belly and then come back with a strong punch kind of deal toward his midsection, but herleg has another idea.
The effect is spectacular in a way, as the force makes her fall on her ass, and makes her slide backward until she hits a table.
She is groggy a little and takes a moment before speaking. "What the hell. Ow." This fight wasn't really going in her favor right now. Of course she wasn't ready to call it quit however.
After another moment, she gets up and favors her leg a bit. It's nothing to stop her from fighting at least. "Bring it on you big baboon. It can't be worse than Chris." Seems the girl is confirming what Bob has been asking. Though outside of her character right now, she had respect for Bob. Hopefully she would be able to tell him after the match.
Bob's unorthodox "Giga Jacker" seems to do just that--hijack Tina's incoming attack and keep going with the momentum he's got going. As Tina is bowled over, Bob pauses for a moment.
"Like...Chris?" he sounds conflicted, turning to gaze into the "camera." He bites his lip, and then:
"I'm going to be better than that, Tina. I've got to be. Don't compare me to him!"
Bob shifts, drawing in and throwing another punch, this one low and lighter--perhaps he's holding back a bit. "You can move past him, too! Don't let him drag you down!"
COMBATSYS: Tina blocks Bob's Medium Punch.
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Bob 0/-------/=======|=======\===----\1 Tina
"That's what everyone says. Everyone is better than whoever is a shitty person. They are just that words. Do you think this is really just about pie?!"
After that, she sees that punch coming toward her. It doesn't seem to be as bad as other attacks, and she ends up blocking with with her left arm without too much difficulty.
She then talk again about not letting him drag her down: "Not letting him drag me down? Everyone thinks I can do this. I am pretty and delicate. I must not be able to hold my own. It's easy for you. You have it all!" The director wanted emotions and stuff, he was getting it from them both.
Once she is done talking, she launched a kick toward his left side with her right leg. She seems to return the favor, not doing it too hard.
COMBATSYS: Bob blocks Tina's Light Kick.
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Bob 1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1 Tina
"Then let me prove it!" Bob interjects. "Let me be the one who helps you be all that you can be! Not just some cheerleader or just another pretty face, but the best! The best there is in the ring!"
The kick impacts with Bob's guard as he takes it head on. The director seems pleased, clapping excitedly. And then, Bob shifts his footing, repositioning himself. "Let me give it my all because you deserve nothing less if you're gonna be at the top!"
Bob steps forward into a power kick, aiming to shove Tina away from him with it. After that, he surges forward, powering into a running start that ends with an open, two-palmed strike forward.
COMBATSYS: Bob blitzes into action and acts again!
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Bob 1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1 Tina
COMBATSYS: Tina dodges Bob's Strong Kick.
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COMBATSYS: Tina counters Granchi Cannon from Bob with Texas Clover Hold.
- Power hit! -
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Bob 1/---====/=======|=------\-------\0 Tina
Tina looks at Bob. "Ok, I will be the best I can be, because you believe in me!" As her kick hits head on. She pulls her leg back to the ground and she keeps her eyes on him
She nods her head when he tells her he will be her best. "I expect no less. I will give you the same courtesy. I will not be a damsel in distress!"
Then the kick comes toward her. Instead of blocking what seems to be something that would hurt even if blocking. She manages to jump back just out of reach of it. His plan had worked in way, she was backed from him at least.
The rest didn't work so smoothly. As he surges toward her to continue his attack, she goes down to grab his right leg. His double palm strike getting over her head with heavy luck on her side. She gets back up and pulls his leg up with her. She then proceeds to kick his other leg from beneath to make him fall on his chest. Once he is on the grab, she grabs one of his right leg again and elbows drops him on his back before grabbing his other leg and jerking it backward. That done, she slams herself into a seated position on his shoulderblades pulling on his legs before letting go and getting back up. "I still want that pie though." She says a bit breathily.
The director is applauding by this point. "This! This is what I'm looking for! This is cinema!"
Bob's palms impact the hall behind her, leaving him open as she kicks his footing out from under him and takes him to the ground. Bob isn't even off his chest before Tina slams him and makes him wince with the seated lock. "Hoorgh," it's not really a word so much as a noise.
"Hey," he breathes, "I didn't say anything about giving up the pie--!"
Bob suddenly bucks like a bronco, trying to throw her off and into a table!
COMBATSYS: Bob successfully hits Tina with Medium Throw.
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Bob 1/--=====/=======|====---\-------\0 Tina
Tina notices the director is happy. That was always good, or so she thinks. She knows she has gambled on her last attack, and she got lucky.
She almost giggles at his pie reply, but she keeps it in instead. Besides, he doesn't stay put. She doesn't have much time to think of how funny it felt to her.
As she bucks heavily, she believes she can get off and stay upright. That doesn't work at all. The only thing that happens is her flying off him, less gracefully than she would want and falls into a table, which promptly breaks like a WWE one. Except that table wasn't made to break. It certainly wasn't pleasant and it makes her wince.
After a short moment to take a soothing breath, she gets back up.
Once back on her feet, she rushes to him to tackle him down once again. If she has her way, she grabs him by the legs and does her best to get momentum to actually spin him around. After a moment of spinning, she lets him go, aiming for a table. "I hope our school has a table budget!"
She looks tired and hurting, but either way, she isn't out of this match yet.
COMBATSYS: Bob attempts to interrupt Giant Swing from Tina with Spiral Rocky.
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Bob 0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0 Tina
As Tina moves in for the grab, Bob drops low--lower than he should for the grab to be feasible. From there, he crouches, coiling like a spring.
"That's it--that's the spirit! The spirit the team needs to go to the national championships! In everything!"
The director is, meanwhile, wiping a tear from his eye. Apparently his taste is...questionable, at best.
Bob suddenly powers upward, launching into a double-handed uppercut with such force he leaves the ground---quite impressive for someone his size, but Bob seems to thrive on such stunts.
COMBATSYS: Tina reverses Spiral Rocky from Bob with Eagle Kick.
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Bob keeps impressing Tina. Win or lose, she will be proud of her match with him. God, how can he move like that? He's incredible.
Again she has little time to think about what the director said, or about much of anything else however as Bob brings a double-handed uppercut out of nowhere. She jumps up, and the uppercut hits her, giving her more momentum. She also feels it hitting making her wince yet again. She does manage to stretch her arms like wings, her knees extended, to hit his head with them.
The landing is less than spectacular as she stumbles a bit. The uppercut took more out of her than she would like to admit, but at the moment, she is still up. "You hit hard. I can feel the pie sliding out of my grasp. My poor pie." She sticks out her tongue a bit. "But I discover my own limits. Thank you!" she says as she keeps in character.
For a moment, the camera pans and lingers on the collision. The rising uppercut, the descending knee as they meet in the middle. The two crash, and Bob is driven back toward the ground, smashing a cluster of chairs away from the impact like they were hit by a cannonball.
"Perfect! Now, the finale!" The director says, "be sure to get the close up!"
Bob plants a hand on the ground and slowly lifts himself up, staggering to his feet as wipes his jaw. "Now that you know your limits...you've got to push past them!" Bob interjects, moving back into an offensive posture. He steps forward, closing the gap, then fires off three rapid body blow punches to wear down the defenses before snapping into a sharp, wide-swinging right hook!
COMBATSYS: Bob successfully hits Tina with Apicius Special.
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Tina is tired, and it shows. She hears the director talking about a finale. So he thought one of them would go down. She grinds her teeth
She watches Bob getting up and hearing what he has to say. "I will be sure to do so."
Thenthreefast body blow. Her body isn't as fast or good as she wishes at the moment, and she takes all three shots in the chest. It's nothing compared to the hook that follows, which makes her head turn and makes her stumble on her feet.
She doesn't look like she will do much, but she grinds her teeth, and it's at that point she actually pushes herself beyond her limits. She lets out a scream, then if she has her way, slips behind Bob. Once there, she wrenches his arms up from their armpits, then uses all her energy left for a back suplex.
Whether it works or not she falls to the ground and is unmoving for a moment, knocked out a bit of blood pouring out of her mouth from the hook she received moments prior.5
COMBATSYS: Tina can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Bob dodges Tina's Dragon Suplex.
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Bob is barely standing on his feet as well. Every now and then he seems to start to lose his footing, but he stays stable. Suddenly, Tina is behind him, and it seems as though she may have reversed her fate and managed the double-KO.
Bob goes into the air from the throw, but he is a big guy. Tina is plenty of strong, but between the thrashing they've both gotten and the challenge of throwing Bob in general, he seems to slip out, tumbling into a roll like a ball before briefly coming to a stop....then flopping onto the ground.
"Hurgh," Bob says, "that's the kind of school spirit we need!" He is not out, but he does play the part pretty well.
"BRAVO!"the director rises out of his chair, applauding. "BRAVO! That's a wrap!"
COMBATSYS: Bob has ended the fight here.
After a moment, she sits up. "Fine the pie is yours.". She forces herself to her feet and wipes her mouth with one hand, before smirking at him. She puts one around her, as something seems sore. The other extends toward Bob. "It was pleasure fighting you. You're great. One day there will be a rematch." And with that she sets to get out of the 'set' to tend to herself.
"Ah?" Bob lifts his legs and then launches from laying on his back to standing upright. He almost stumbles forward after he does so, woozily, but he manages to balance himself on a table--which leans in his direction when he does.
"...thanks, Ms. Armstrong. You too. It was a good match, and I couldn't have taken another throw like that!
"You're welcome to it if you want it though. Would you believe I'm watching my figure?" Bob gives her a thumbs-up and a smile.
"Did you get that? DID YOU GET THAT?" the director shakes his assistant.
He did not, in fact, get that.
Log created on 17:22:04 09/27/2021 by Tina, and last modified on 04:04:11 10/02/2021.