Master Championship - [R1] Rock vs Geese

Description: Father versus son, thousands of miles from home. Could this be the end? (Winner: Geese)

White Arena
   Though the inner arena is the smaller of the two, the White Arena is no
less impressive than its brother the Red Arena, meant more for smaller, more
traditional fights. Spectator seating ranges around the oval fighting arena,
stretching up to top box seats which are built into the ceiling, giving those
that want to pay extra a rare bird's-eye view of the fighting. The lower
seating doesn't suffer though, the architecture carefully designed so that no
seat is too far away. (If you've ever been in an IMAX theater, this is much
the same.)

   The fighting arena itself is completely bare of any obstacles or marking,
the floor sanded wood to resemble a dojo and to give fighters proper
traction. As Ken Masters is quite familiar with the power many fighters can
exhibit, the arena is separated from the seating with glass coated to reduce
glare, affording the spectators an excellent yet safe view. At the far ends
of the arena, doors which look like part of the wall when closed allow the
fighters to enter.

[Exits   : <Out> Out to Lobby ]
[Players : Leona, Rock, K', Guy, Kyo, Iori, Malin, and Kula ]

Rock was here... /early/. Sitting by the side of the Arena, Rock Howard has been waiting... and waiting... and waiting. Clad in his jacket and leather pants, it's obvious from anyone peering in from the sidelines that he's preparing for something /big/. Bottle of water gripped in hand, the young man merely sits and watches the entrance corridor leading up the arena, his eyes absolutely fixed on the door.

Geese was here early too, but actually kept outside of the arena itself. He was right outside the entrance door, waiting behind it after one of his men reported Rock had gone in. So he's been sitting outside for the last several minutes. But when it's time for the match, he opens the entrance door and steps inside. Funny though, it doesn't look like Geese cares about this match at all. He's actually enjoying a nice, thick cigar as he enters.

In a flat, open arena, it won't be hard for Geese to find Rock. And he does. He just doesn't look like he cares, however.

Rock eventually takes a few steps into the arena -- cracking his knuckles carefully, and watching Geese as he makes his way in through the entrance door. He doesn't /say/ anything, of course; but he looks like he's about to step into the biggest fight of his life. In contrast, Geese looks like it's Wednesday.

Geese takes one final drag off his no-doubt-expensive cigar, before tossing it aside. "Hmph. This is ridiculous. Comical, actually." He walks deeper into the arena, closer to Rock, and stops at a decent distance away. "I see you didn't bother with the uniform I gave you. Too bad...this won't even be any fun with you as you are, Rock." He's got a slight lean-back to his stance, arms folding together.

Rock clenches his gloved fits, looking back across the arena floor at Geese. "Oh yeah?!" is the best comeback he can muster, just about. "'As I am now'... I'm going to win. I don't have a choice but to win. I can't just wait until I'm strong enough -- I'll make due with what I have!" Sweeping one hand across his chest, Rock steps forward but a single pace, his red eyes burning with fury. "I'm going to end this all right here!"

"Hah! Such melodrama." Geese is not impressed. "But I guess that's what I should expect, now that you've been hanging out with losers, learning their way of living." His arms unfold, right hand beckoning towards himself in the typical 'come on' gesture. "But I'm the best teacher you'll ever have, and tonight I'll show you the final secrets of your newfound style, kid."

COMBATSYS: Rock has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Geese has joined the fight here.

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Rock             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Geese

"Secrets... I don't care about your secrets! My Hakyokosaken... I'll turn it into something that not even you can stop. I'll finish what Terry started!" Rock can't take it anymore. Breaking into as sprint and roaring with angry, Rock dashes across the entire arena in a single sweep, one elbow stretched outwards and aimed at Geese's nose. If it strikes? A second extension of the elbow and an explosion of chi -- enough chi to give Rock, at least for a moment, a 'wing' of purple energy. "I'll show you everything I've learned!"

COMBATSYS: Geese counters Hard Edge from Rock with Chuudan Atemi Nage.

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Rock             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0            Geese

It won't strike. Geese looks every bit as unimpressed with Rock as Kasparov would be with a child setting up checkers pieces to challenge him to a game of chess. "Predictable...rile you up..." Geese's hands catch Rock's elbow and arm, and begin to lift him up with a very slight upwards-throw. It's just a set-up for a thin ray of blue chi to blast out of his hands, smashing the momentarily airborne Rock away. "And you just fly right at me. Get up and /think/, Rock."

Rock is sent straight up into the air... but he doesn't let be the end of it. Whirling around, the red-eyed blonde recovers in mid-air, one fist burning with chi. He's attacking on nothing but anger at this point -- but, still, attacking nonetheless. Straightening out one arm, Rock is propelled right back down on pure chi, his fist flying towards Geese's face again. "Shut up!"

COMBATSYS: Geese dodges Rock's Rage Run Dunk.

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Rock             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0            Geese

Geese makes a light side-step, brushing one arm out to block Rock's attack and push it aside. He barely looks like he's making an effort. "Don't talk back to me like that. Upsetting an immortal just isn't smart." He snatches one hand at Rock's throat, trying to lift him up by his neck, then slam him to the arena floor.

COMBATSYS: Rock just-defends Geese's Tate Katate Nage!

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Rock             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0            Geese

"You're... no... immortal!" Rock reacts /just/ in time to deflect Geese's hand with one hand. He's not a total sitting duck, by the looks of it. Escaping that skirmish unharmed, the younger fighter backpedals several pedals, as though desperate to put some room between himself and his father. "You're just a normal man -- No matter how cruel or greedy you are!" And then... Rock takes father's advice: He stops and thinks. Rather than attacking, the younger Howard holds his ground and his combat stance, as though lying in wait.

COMBATSYS: Rock focuses on his next action.

Geese lets Rock back off, actually impressed that his grasp was repelled. "It's not greed if you deserve it. That was another of those things you just didn't get." As Rock settles in to prepare his next assault, Geese pre-empts it by making a very short leap, spinning his right leg in front of him in a kick aiming to smash into Rock's chest.
- Attacking Rock with Strong Kick, spending 0% reserve.

COMBATSYS: Rock counters Strong Kick from Geese with Joudan Crack Counter.

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Rock             0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0            Geese

Rock acts quickly; as Geese's foot flies towards his person, Rock grasps it with both arms, promptly using the leg as a fulcrum to send himself surging forward. Spinning through the air, Rock drives his leg straight down onto Geese's shoulder in what might be a vain attempt to dislocate it right on the spot. Once his feet taste ground, Rock backpedals again, clearly keeping his distance from the offensive (and defensive) monster that is Geese Howard. "It's greed when you want everything, no matter who you have to step on, no matter how innocent or weak they are!"

Geese is struck to the ground by Rock's flipping kick, the force of it sufficient even if it hit his shoulder. Well...Rock doesn't quite get the dislocation wish, but it was still a good hit, Geese even rubs a hand on his shoulder as he gets up. "Seems you did pay attention to /one/ lesson at least...even if you screwed up the follow-through. That's not how you throw someone." Geese tries to reach out and spin Rock briefly before completing a throwing motion, arms windmilling before ending in a 'crossed in an X-pattern' position in front of him. Of course, striking the windmilling pose relies on him managing to get Rock thrown in that motion...

COMBATSYS: Geese successfully hits Rock with Shinkuu Nage.

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Rock             1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0            Geese

Oh, Rock is thrown. Rock is thrown all the way across the arena, hitting the ground with a /brutal/ sounding 'crack' and sliding a few feet to the very edge -- threatening to fall over, really. But he doesn't stay down. Rock claws his way back to his feet, a patch of red growing at his shoulder, where he hit; it's only slightly visible on his black t-shirt, though, as a wetness of some sort. "That's not your technique... Does it look familiar? I heard it tossed it off your building once."

COMBATSYS: Rock focuses on his next action.

Geese laughs, a sharp, barking "Ha!" in response to Rock's taunting. "If you think that's a sore spot for me, forget it. It only proves that I'm unstoppable. In the end, I'll be victorious over everyone." As Rock stays back, Geese makes no move to cover the distance. Instead, he makes an underarmed throwing motion, as if doing a softball pitch. Then he does another with his opposite arm. "Double Reppuken!" The result is a large blue 'wave' of chi forming along the ground, racing at Rock and tearing a line through the arena floor as it goes.

COMBATSYS: Rock blocks Geese's Double Reppuken.

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Rock             1/----===/=======|=====--\-------\0            Geese

Rock refuses to go down so easily -- As the humongous wave of chi strikes him, he stands his ground. Arms crossed in front of him to soak as much of the damage as he can, Rock is nonetheless pushed back a few inches, dangerously close to the very edge of the arena. But two can play that game, apparently. As soon as he recovers from the impact, Rock is repeating Geese's own movements, his arms sweeping over the floor one after the other. "DOUBLE REPPUKEN!" As the chi flies right back towards Geese, Rock roars over the sound of its movement, "People like you never win in the end! There's always someone to do the right thing and beat you right back into the damn ground!"

COMBATSYS: Geese dodges Rock's Double Reppuken.

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Rock             1/----===/=======|=====--\-------\0            Geese

Geese makes a tremendous leap as Rock's arms begin to mimic the technique he just did. He sails straight over Rock's own Double Reppuken, palms ready. As he descends, his palms begin striking out in alternating blows, left, right, left, right, in series of crushing blows aimed at Rock's face and chest. No commentary right now.

COMBATSYS: Geese successfully hits Rock with Fierce Punch.

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Rock             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|======-\-------\0            Geese

This time... Rock is just /pummeled/. Tumbling to the ground and gasping for breath after being hit with the jackhammer-like punches of Geese, the son has only a few seconds to look upwards at the father before he rolls desperately away and fighting his way back to his feet. The look on his face tells everything: It's like fighting a brick wall. Clenching his fists, Rock manages to get back into his combat stance, his eyes narrowed.

COMBATSYS: Rock focuses on his next action.

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Rock             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\===----\1            Geese

Geese sneers as Rock goes down and rolls away. "Hmph. That's about what I expected. Maybe after this, you'll realize Terry has nothing of value to teach you, and come home. Think about it." Geese makes a long step towards Rock, aiming to grab him and throw him high into the air......and should he get it, his hands are ready to thrust forward and smash Rock right into an arena wall.

COMBATSYS: Geese successfully hits Rock with Rashoumon.

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Rock             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|===----\-------\0            Geese

"Dammit... dammit! I'm not finished yet!" Rock hits an arena wall /hard/. Hard enough for cracks to spread outward from the point of impact like a spider-web. Sliding down to his knees, Rock takes a momentary breath before staggering up to his feet. "... I'll show you... there's one thing that I finally managed to pull off. I'm going to use it to shut you up once and for all!" It's all a little anticlimactic, though. Rock just runs towards Geese and tries to kick him. It's not exactly a flashy attack, all told.

COMBATSYS: Rock can no longer fight.
COMBATSYS: Rock has left the fight here.

COMBATSYS: Geese counters Deadly Rave Neo from Rock with Chuudan Atemi Nage.

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Geese            0/-------/----===|

"Too easy!" Geese was waiting for this. The kick is caught, another light upwards toss, and another thin chi-ray to blast Rock away. It will be sufficient to knock Rock down and make him stay down. "Waste of time...fighting like Terry is just pointless. Let that be your wakeup call, because I'm going to prove it to Terry too." He starts to walk off for the arena door, stopping to look over his shoulder. "You have my number when you come to your senses and want to come home, son." Nope, not the least bit kind as he says that and begins to leave once again; his tone was harsh, displeased.

COMBATSYS: Geese takes no action.
COMBATSYS: Geese has ended the fight here.

Rock hits the ground again, tumbling a few feet and stopping, absolutely limp, at the edge of the ring. And that's about it for Rock's fight... but even as Geese begins to walk off, Rock tries desperately to climb to his feet -- desperately struggling to push himself up with his arms. "No... dammit! I'm not done yet! I can still fight!" His elbows shake and shudder, and eventually he hits the ground again, completely unconscious and brutally beaten.

Geese gives a sharp laugh to Rock's determination. "Whatever. You're every bit as sad as those clowns you hang out with. Figure it out!" And then, he leaves. This match is over.

Log created by Kobun, and last modified on 12:14:35 04/26/2005.