SNF 2005.03 - Megumi vs Daisuke

Description: Megumi and Daisuke fight each other to a standstill! (Draw Match)

It's another fight night in Southtown. And a fairly ironic one for some participants. Late afternoon, early evening, the weather's nice enough today. It's a good thing since this match is outdoors, on the roof of Taiyo High. Camera crews have been set up in a few places, much care taken to get wide angles without doing something stupid like falling off the edge of the roof. There's a few spectators too, mostly hanging around the stairs leading up here.

Megumi's making her way up those stairs, giving a light wave to those fans as she passes by to get onto the rooftop proper. She looks different from usual; new outfit, and once she's up here, she does a few small hops, making various hand-gestures to try and get the crowd (such as it is, it probably isn't even ten people) chanting and making noise. Get them fired up.

She tried this last week too, and lost in a pretty one-sided blow-out. She'll see if there's a relation between these factors soon enough.

Though the path from the stairway is cleared for the SNF fighters, the only one to come up that way is Megumi. There's a brief moment where it doesn't look as if Daisuke isn't going to show at all, but hidden in the general murmur of the audience and crew, there's a *tap*, *tap*, *tap* that grows louder with each repetition.

In an open space next to one of the cameras, there's a grey flash that pops up from under the edge of the roof. Daisuke lands with another *tap* of feet against the roof, looking his usual zombified self. He sneezes once, glancing behind him for a moment, before he steps toward the center of the roof.

Daisuke says, "Hi, Me-" Daisuke pauses, taking a moment to stare in surprise. "...gumi.""

Megumi misses those tapping noises. Except until the very last one, and she looks over to the stairs, half-expecting Daisuke to walk up the stairs tapping his sword on the floor. But that doesn't seem to be quite where he's approaching, he's apparently busy imitating that French guy that scales buildings for fun. So Megumi's surprised, just as Daisuke seems to be. But she recovers first. "Hey there. I remember what we were talkin' about, y'know." She's already back to her casual self.

"About how you only fight if you're serious." Megumi steps back from the center to let Daisuke have his part of it, so they're both relatively centered. "So do you mean it today? Didja wanna fight me? What for?" As she asks this, she's stretching out some, inflicting wrist-locks upon one hand with the other, just getting ready...

Daisuke does recover after a moment. "Um, nice outfit." It was easier to handle Mai's outfit; she was relatively unknown to Daisuke. Megumi wearing something similar is a different story. He takes a deep breath to regain his composure, it turning into a cough in the process.

Daisuke gets -that- under control, his mouth twisted sourly at having to do so. "I...have my reasons," he finally responds. He starts to pull his sword from its sheath on his back as he says in a lighter tone, "Though now I'm not so sure. That's, um. Not a very protective outfit."

"With a sword, you think my other stuff is protective either? I have to admit, I wasn't sure what she'd come up with, but I did promise to use it. Least I can do for her time. Though..." Megumi stops her unusual method of stretching, "Think you'll tell me the reasons later? I mean, you're not mad at me, are you? Nothin' I did to piss ya off?" She could make a move already. Daisuke is working on drawing his sword, and it probably won't take much longer. But she wants to wait until it is obvious to everyone he's completely ready. No need to take an early shot at him, she'd like to hear his answer first, not use her question as a distraction. That'd be low.

"No, not mad." Daisuke shrugs, letting his sword swivel in his grip until he's holding it inversely. He lets the rest of the question lapse, holding the blade horizontally, the blunt edge resting against his arm. "Shall we begin?"

COMBATSYS: Daisuke has started a fight here.

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Daisuke          0/-------/-------|

"Not mad, vengeful, or nothin' like that? 'Cause I was hopin' for a fun match." Megumi's glad to hear this, looking back to the stairwell and yelling "You guys ready?", trying to get them fired up. Hopefully she'll draw some yells and other excitement!

And then she turns her head back to Daisuke, thrusting her right palm forward. A tiny, sparkling red sphere comes into existence, shooting towards Daisuke. He's probably seen this technique before; the ball isn't flying for a direct hit. Rather, Megumi's trying to get it close enough to detonate it in mid-air and catch Daisuke in an explosive radius of bright energy.

COMBATSYS: Megumi has joined the fight here.

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Megumi           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Daisuke

COMBATSYS: Daisuke reflects Burst Orb from Megumi with New Moon Dance.

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Megumi           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Daisuke

Whether or not he's seen it before, his reaction is exactly the same. Rather than attempt to defend himself or get away, the ninja actually leaps forward -toward- the ball. He pulls his arm back, and just before the two collide he swings forward, dragging his blade in a horizontal swipe. The blade connects with the ball, and there's a brief flash of conflicting energies. When it fades, the projectile is speeding back toward Megumi, and Daisuke has flipped his sword once again to hold it in a traditional two-handed style.

COMBATSYS: Megumi endures Daisuke's Reflected Burst Orb.

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Megumi           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0          Daisuke

Megumi winces momentarily, right as her orb his struck. She looks dazed, then stares right at it...and nothing happens. Count her as really surprised. "Lost control of it?", she asks herself aloud, and it seems to be the case. She can't make it explode before it reaches her. So she runs into it, taking it in the gut. It stings, slowing her down a little, but she keeps running and tries to get close to Daisuke. Expecting him to meet her rush with a slash or thrust, she slides low along the ground to hopefully avoid that sort of tactic, lashing out to grab at his legs and pull him to the ground. If she gets it, she'll be quick to apply an ankle-lock, twisting one of his feet sideways as hard as she can.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke dodges Megumi's Storm Hold.

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Megumi           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0          Daisuke

Daisuke takes a single step back when Megumi begins her rush, then charges forward as well. His sword shimmers blue, flashing with visible chi. Megumi makes her move, and Daisuke responds, kicking off into the air over her. His jump forward is a spin, one rotation before he lands on the ground behind her. The moment he touches down, he twists on one foot, slashing his blade through the air. With a ripping sound of thunder, the blade's trail leaves a crescent of electricity in the air which races toward Megumi.

COMBATSYS: Megumi dodges Daisuke's Solar Wind Dance.

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Megumi           0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0          Daisuke

Megumi comes up empty on her leg-grab, and rolls up to her feet in time to see Daisuke's already sending lightning her way. It almost hits, but she dives sideways and rolls again, avoiding it while also getting back to her feet in one smooth motion. Charging at him once again, Megumi makes a quick hop once she's nearby, inverting in mid-air to try and plant her hands on his collarbone. Hopefully the momentum'll let her drive the both of them back a little and plant her feet against the walls surrounding the stairway, then spring off it to drive Daisuke to the floor of the roof.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Daisuke with Flood Reversal.
- Power hit! -

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Megumi           0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0          Daisuke

Daisuke takes a step back again, but rather than rush Megumi, he tries to duck, bringing his sword up in the process. No such luck, though. The flying, scantily-clad girl nails him dead on, sending him to the roof with a heavy crash. He exhales hard, the wind knocked out of him, and he lies there for a brief moment. Not quite dazed, though. He lets go of his sword with one hand, forming a sign at his side. Not the best focus, but it'll have to do.

Four translucent figures fade into place, shimmering and sparking, lined up to one side of the pair. As one, all four charge toward Megumi, aiming to either crash into her or at the least drive her away from Daisuke.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke successfully hits Megumi with Half Moon Dance.

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Megumi           0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0          Daisuke

That'll do. Megumi's rolling back onto her feet from her rather elaborate takedown, and is driven back by Daisuke's 'figments'. She tries to backflip away from the whole group of them, but lost time getting up that they overtake her and strike, sending her crashing to the ground out of her leap with an "Ugh!" Yeah, that hurt.

She gets up, putting her arms wide apart. A paper-thin, sparkling red wall springs into being...about half her height. It floats forward a few feet, then begins coming back towards her, where it will wash over her upper body. No visible wounds to deal with, but there's a bit of hurting on the inside to deal with.

Daisuke pushes himself to his feet as the ghosts pass and Megumi is driven off him. He pants for a moment, struggling to get breath back while watching the outcome. He smiles briefly as he watches the four connect, but that fades as soon as he sees the red wall.

"I know this trick," he grunts, pushing himself up. "Sorry, Megumi, but I can't let you." He kicks off, racing toward her. He holds his sword to the side, and as he passes by her, he slashes out, aiming to catch her in the side in his first real sword attack of the match.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Megumi with Aura Mend.

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Megumi           0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0          Daisuke

COMBATSYS: Megumi counters Medium Strike from Daisuke with Flood Reversal.

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Megumi           0/-------/--=====|=======\=------\1          Daisuke

Megumi rushes forward to meet her wall when Daisuke charges in. She can't afford to wait for it to glide back to her. It goes right through her with no obvious harm done, but she wasn't trying to hurt herself, quite the opposite. Daisuke's slash at her ribs is met with a 90-degree spin, as she catches the blade between her palms. Not /quite/ the samurai blade-stopping of lore (that's always an overhead cut), but the idea's the same. She yanks the blade backwards and to the side, knowing full well she probably won't wrench it free from Daisuke's grip.

Not her intent, anyway. She's just dragging him in closer, to wrap an arm around his neck and hook a leg behind one of his knees. She'll sweep the leg out at the same time she pushes forward, taking him to the ground and trying to backflip away from him, expecting a fairly immediate reprisal. Maybe she'll get lucky and clear out before he can do anything. Or maybe she'll discover he can fight just fine at long range. Anything is possible, she's just being careful.

Daisuke gets dragged along for the ride, and when Megumi has her arm and leg around him, his light frame makes it very easy to toss him down. He lands heavy on his back, looking a bit surprised.

With a shake of his head, he twists around as he sits up, tracking where Megumi fled to. Getting to his feet, he closes his eyes and forms the sign once more, closing his eyes in concentration.

Two of Daisuke's clones appear; the two that look just like him, in details, movement, everything. As Megumi escapes to long range, Daisuke & Friends tear off, moving at high speed along the rooftop. Quick lateral hops mix up the three, each one switching position as fast as his foot touches the ground. The two flanking Daisukes break off, each rushing at Megumi from the side, snapping their sowrds up in diagonal swipes at Megumi's sides. The center Daisuke leaps into the air, bringing his sword down on Megumi in a fierce overhead slash. Which is real? Can Megumi evade the right blade, all, or none?

COMBATSYS: Megumi endures Daisuke's Crescent Moon Dance.

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Megumi           1/------=/=======|=------\-------\0          Daisuke

Just one of the blades will be avoided. Megumi's watching all of these Daisukes run around, and looks confused. "Which one..." She decides to hold her ground, flicking her wrist off to the side. A thin red light forms on that hand, flowing up her arm, going to her shoulders, down her chest, stomach, hip...

That's when all three Daisukes come down on her, the two diagonal slashes from the ground hitting her dead on. Megumi cries out, but does not move. It hurt, but she is holding her ground. Daisuke's overhead descending cut...Megumi sidesteps it. Completely avoiding it, but it's made up by the fact the other two blades hit perfectly; quite the telling pair of strikes.

The energy continues to flow down one leg, and onto the bottom of her shoe. She tries to wrap her arms around Daisuke's head and neck, lifting the glowing foot up to plant it on his stomach. The energy shoots off right then as a very thin ray that should drive Daisuke back and then expand into a spinning cone with the tip digging into him. This /should/ immobilize him, but maybe he can break free or do something else about it. Megumi's hoping to not give him enough time to do so though, as she jumps feet-first into the cone as if dropkicking it. Once she's in the cone, it resumes forward movement, hopefully smashing through Daisuke.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke stops Exceed Charge from Megumi with Blueshift.
- Power hit! -

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Megumi           0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0          Daisuke

Daisuke smiles grimly as he feels his sword connect. Outside the fight, he may have reservations about striking someone with his blade, but once that decision is over and done, he's fully into it. Something twigs his attention, though; Megumi seemed to have more on her mind than avoiding the attack. He glances over, eyes locking on the growing energy.

Daisuke allows himself to be snagged by Megumi, but as she pulls her foot up to place on his chest, his sword is there instead. Electricity courses along the edge of the blade, spitting and sparking in bright contrast to Megumi's red. Her foot lands on the edge of his blade, and the conflict of two energies creates a brilliant light show between the two combatants. For the moment, though, Megumi's is stronger; the thin ray forms, driving Daisuke backwards and expanding into the cone as planned.

Daisuke's face is tight with concentration, but at the last moment, before Megumi can add herself to the mix and break the stalemate, Daisuke pushes his sword to the side, taking the tip of the cone with it and knocking it away from him. In the same motion, he falls to the ground in the opposite direction, rolling away and coming to a stop on one knee, his flickering sword dug into the rooftop. He stares, looking a little blank, at the immense cone that now has no target. "Too close," he breathes.

Megumi is...shocked. One moment she's about to obliterate Daisuke, the next, she finds her cone knocked away. She'd seen the sword and fully planed to plow through it, but now her cone's in a stalemate with that weapon. When her cone is knocked away right before she gets into it, she drops out of her dropkick, going to the ground in a tired crouch. "How!?" Megumi is rightly dumbstruck by what happened, even Ryu has trouble dealing with that technique.

She's tired after throwing that much energy out, but Daisuke seems to be off-balance as well. Getting up, she rushes Daisuke and tries to get one arm around one of his own arms, and one hand pushes up against his chin to try and tilt him back, to take him down to the roof floor.

If she gets it, she'll try to seperate one of his hands and lean back with it in an arm-bar technique.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Daisuke with Aikido Techniques.

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Megumi           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0          Daisuke

Even Ryu had trouble dealing with Daisuke, too. It's not often one sees a Shakunetsu Hadouken split in half.

But deflecting that mammoth construction did take its toll on Daisuke, and though he tries to rise as she approaches, once more she manages to entwine herself past his guard and do painful things to him. He yelps as she grabs his arm, the position and pain disabling his ability to hit her with the sword.

With his free hand, Daisuke reaches inside a pocket, withdrawing a heavy kunai. He reaches over, stabbing down at the closest part of Megumi he can reach, which is most likely her leg. As with the ghosts, if he hits, great; if not, as long as he can make her let go, that'll be enough.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke successfully hits Megumi with Weapon Jab.

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Megumi           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0          Daisuke

"Ow!" Megumi had seen the weapon-draw, she knew it was coming, but you'd be amazed at how fast hands can move. But the time she's letting go, the kunai stabs down into her thigh and she /definitely/ lets go then, rolling back and pulling the weapon out of her. That hurt. It's bleeding, in fact. A fact she's not entirely fond of, so she sets her arms wide apart once more to create another restorative 'wall', and let it wash over her. This one's also half as tall as her, but aiming to try and work on her leg. Yeah, there's also the hits to her sides to worry about, but she wants her leg in prime shape since she uses it more than her ribs...

She's not angry about what just happened though, conceding as the wall heads to her, "Didn't know you used backups like that...not bad."

Daisuke shakes his arm out as she lets go, rolling the shoulder with a grimace. "Wouldn't be effective if I relied only on the sword," he replies. He slips his hand into his pocket, pulling out a second kunai. "They do come in handy sometimes." He cocks his arm back, holding both kunai in his hand, then lets fly with a practiced aim, the two knives speeding straight for Megumi.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Megumi with Aura Mend.

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Megumi           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0          Daisuke

COMBATSYS: Daisuke successfully hits Megumi with Thrown Object.
- Power hit! -

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Megumi           1/------=/=======|=====--\-------\0          Daisuke

There's a nice pinging sound as the wall goes over her, completely nullifying the damage done to her thigh. It's just gone, as if it never happened. Megumi tries to roll beneath the incoming kunai, but it's very well timed; the moment she got out of her wall, the blades are digging into her solar-plex and stomach, drawing a rather hurt gasp; /very/ good hit just now on Daisuke's part. She keeps moving though, trying to get upon him and wrap her arms around his waist, then fling him away. She'd like to move this fight back towards the walls around the stairway, since it gives her something to launch off that's where she tries to send Daisuke.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke dodges Megumi's Medium Throw.

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Megumi           1/------=/=======|=====--\-------\0          Daisuke

The time that the knives buy Daisuke is enough; they slow Megumi down slightly to the point where he can roll out of the way of her rush. It's low and diagonally to her side, bringing him up in a kneel, his blade already moving. He slashes upward, aiming to score a line along Megumi's bare back.

COMBATSYS: Megumi counters Medium Strike from Daisuke with Tornado Slam.

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Megumi           0/-------/------=|=======\=------\1          Daisuke

Megumi is hurting, but she's not slow. Daisuke gets behind her successfully, but she's already spinning to meet the attack, once again catching the blade between her palms. And this time she holds onto it, spinning. Spinning, spinning some more, and then lifting upwards. It may look very odd, but she's lifting Daisuke up by his blade, and while still spinning, drives him down to the floor. It's an effort that tires her out momentarily, but she's nonetheless done something pretty special right there. "'re...makin' me work for this." Tired, and working on yanking out those other two kunai.

With another yelp of surprise, Daisuke gets whipped around, the sound turning into a long yell complete with Doppler effect to the audience's point of view. Since letting go of the blade at this point would mean flying off the side of the roof, Daisuke has no choice but to hang on, crashing into the ground at the end of the ride.

Daisuke rolls away gingerly, breathing hard and fast. Thankfully, his cough remains in check for now. He props himself up on one elbow, peering at Megumi through weary eyes. "Good," he pants. "Means I'm doing my job." He closes one eye, holding a finger up in front of his face as if he's sighting along it.

As one, -eight- ghosts this time fade into view, all arranged in a full circle around Megumi. The blue specters hang in the air for one brief moment, then without fanfare -- or any noise at all -- all eight converge on Megumi, aiming to capture her in an explosion of electricity.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke successfully hits Megumi with Full Moon Dance.

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Megumi           0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0          Daisuke

That sounds about right. Megumi gets the kunai out of her, wincing as she does...and finds a lot of 'ghosts' coming down on her. She tries to leap straight up to avoid them, but it's no good. They catch her and deliver their electrical discharge, making her cry out as she falls back to the ground, dazed. She's pushing herself up slowly, very slowly...and tries something she probably shouldn't. Thrusting her palm forward, she makes another small, bright red ball. It goes towards Daisuke, and if he doesn't 'hijack' this one, it will detonate close to him as it sprays itself in a small area. None of her energy has worked well yet so far, but she's hoping there's a first time for everything.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke reflects Burst Orb from Megumi with Blueshift.

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Megumi           0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0          Daisuke

As Daisuke's chi puppets give Megumi one great big group hug, he pushes himself to his feet. It gives him a moment to breathe, a moment to relax his arm for a second. He keeps his eye on Megumi, though; she has a fast recovery. And he intends to be faster here on out.

This means that as Megumi forms her energy ball, Daisuke once more leaps toward it. It's a low leap from a kneeling position, and he twists his body to roll along his hips. As he rolls, his sweeps his sword up, the edge glowing bright with electricity once more. He swings the sword around swiftly, creating a bright flash once more as the edge of the blade meets the orb. And once again he gives it a new destination; right back at Megumi.

COMBATSYS: Megumi blocks Daisuke's Reflected Burst Orb.

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Megumi           0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0          Daisuke

Megumi again winces as her blast is struck back at her. She knows she can't control this one, that it's not really 'connected' to her anymore. She doesn't try. Instead, she throws her hands up to block it, letting it dig into her forearms. She looks about ready to drop, but not...quite. Not just yet. With a yell, she leaps into the air and flips upside down, once again trying to plant her hands on Daisuke's collar-bone, and continue to sail past, pressing downward to try and slam him into the roof floor one last time.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Daisuke with Flood Reversal.
- Power hit! -

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Megumi           0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0          Daisuke

Unfortunately, being faster is not within Daisuke's grasp. His movement's restricted as he tries to get up, and Megumi has little trouble grabbing him and taking him down again.

Now that she's within range, though, Daisuke points his sword up, jabbing upward to try and catch Megumi. It's not a well-aimed strike, nor a particularly powerful one, but it's the best response the ninja can muster.

Whether he manages to nick her or not, the force of the fall causes him to bounce once, breath being driven again from his lungs. This time, unlike the last few, he just lays there. The mind is conscious, and indeed his eyes are open...his body just isn't going to move any more.

COMBATSYS: Daisuke can no longer fight.

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Megumi           0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Daisuke successfully hits Megumi with Weapon Jab.

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Megumi           1/-------/=======|

Megumi is /exhausted./ Just...out of everything. The sword goes into her midsection as she rises from plowing Daisuke into the floor, and she goes limp, descending on the blade a little. Megumi makes a very tiny, incoherent noise...and pulls herself off the weapon before falling backwards. Unlike Daisuke, she /is/ unconscious.

And so both lie there. Megumi's unconscious, Daisuke's not. But you have to be able to demonstrate you can still fight, not just be awake. After a ten count, one of the cameramen calls out "Double KO!" -- It's a draw match, and a damn close one. The spectators are a little disappointed there was no conclusive victor, but they're not going to complain too much; it was a hell of a back-and-forth fight and well worth buying a ticket to see.

COMBATSYS: Megumi takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Megumi can no longer fight.

Some time after the announcer has called the match, and the spectators have left the rooftop, Daisuke manages to push himself to a sitting position. He sits cross-legged, turning to face Megumi. Holding his sword up, he examines it critically for a moment before withdrawing a cloth and wiping the blade clean. He sits that way for a little while, content to rest and get his energy back.

Megumi also returns to some nominal form of mobility, waking up to find the medical crew bandaging her up; they're guessing, rightly, she can't just energy-heal the slashes and stabs away. They did good work; she wasn't critically hurt, and she wakes up by the time they're done.

Not that she feels all that great. "Ooohh..." Yeah, she's feeling a fair bit of pain right now, and stays lying down. "I don't get it...I lost? I was moving so slow." She sounds disappointed, and also a little 'distant.' Quietly upset, as it were. She sees Daisuke cleaning his weapon in her peripheral vision, hence her guess.

"Actually..." Daisuke replies, sounding a little amused, "you were moving too fast for me to keep up with. It was a lot of work for just a double KO." He lays his cleaned sword across his lap, resting his arms on his knees. "You all right?"

"Um." Megumi's taking a quick mental inventory of herself. No damaged organs, no intentional evisceration with that blade of his. What injuries she still has aren't really that bad, they're the sort she can whisk away once she's had a nice long sleep to rest up. "My head hurts," is her biggest complaint. "I'm glad you're not upset though...I'd really been worried about that when I saw you were here." She's tired, and still completely prone, but smiling a bit.

Daisuke shakes his head. "If I was mad at you, I wouldn't be coming for you in a televised event." That's cheery. "Even if I was mad," He trails off for a moment, then coughs. "Great outfit, by the way."

Megumi laughs. Not at the possibly sarcastic compliment, but at Daisuke's denial of motives she'd suspected. "That's good to know. I'm really glad you feel that way." Then she's trying to sit up, and by propping both hands behind her, she makes it and now looks over to Daisuke to make eye contact. "You mean it, though? Mai gave me a hand with it. I don't think it'll be an every-day thing, but...I figured it'd be fun to use occasionally."

"Mai, huh? I suppose I'm not really surprised." He grins a little. "It's definitely, um. Eye-catching." The pauses and trailing-offs don't seem to be as much sarcastic as hesitant; this is not something he's especially practiced at. He picks up his sword, sliding it back into its sheath. "Definitely helped make this fight fun."

"Think so? Well, thanks." Megumi pushes herself back up, definitely fatigued...but in a good mood. "If that's how ya feel about it, maybe I'll try it again in a few weeks. Gonna head home in a sec, but..."

She puts a hand out towards Daisuke, "Thanks. For whatcha said, and for the match."

Daisuke gets to his feet at the same time, reaching out to squeeze Megumi's hand. "You too. Take care of yourself, okay?" He smiles before letting go, turning to the east side of the building and walking to the edge. Rather than leaping over, he merely sits down, hanging his feet off the side, and looks quite content to sit and stare at the ocean.

Log created by Daisuke, and last modified on 19:10:18 06/29/2005.