Description: On the shores of the Southtown River, Cammy and Kula battle it out. (Winner: Cammy)
Megumi has arrived.
Late afternoon at the Southtown River, and the area is surprisingly busy. For the fight set to happen there, preparations had to be made, and even the gangs that normally circulate through the area know better than to mess with the tournament organizers. A set area of the river has been roped off, creating a nice fighting stage between two hard concrete walls, and hopefully enough space lengthwise marked by police tape that the fighters won't extend beyond it. Fans have somehow managed to scale the concrete barriers, and are perched on top, willing to risk possible harm in order to have the best view. Tightly constructed bleachers have also been made, resting on platforms assembled between the barriers so those who have the money and don't mind heights can also get a good view. As for everybody else, they can stand outside, wait beyond the lines of the arena, or just see it on tv.
As the announcer steps out into the shallow end of one bank to announce the night's proceedings, a cheer rises from the audience. It doesn't matter that the fight might not be between people as huge as, say, Ken, but a fight's a fight, and the people want to see it happen. In one person's mind, this makes them somewhat ... disturbing. Kula Diamond waits in her area, bouncing back and forth from foot to foot as she focuses, letting her hair shift from red to blue as the temperature around her drops. She's nervous, and still doesn't understand why people cheer for something so brutal, but she knows it's her job to participate, and so she does. She has nothing against her upcoming opponent, and silently hopes that maybe they can even be friends afterward. But that's for later. She hears her name called out by the announcer, and steps out, squinting at the lights that shine down, and not even waving at the people as she moves in and takes her place. She just waits, peering around for her opponent.
COMBATSYS: Kula has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Cammy has joined the fight here.
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Kula 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Cammy
There are some people who cheer for Kula. One of them is Mature, the others? Well maybe Kula has friends, but Mature made sure to pay off a few of the fans to shout cries of support for the blue haired nests girl. Mature meanwhile makes sure to showcase herself in the center of Kula's 'fans'. She even makes sure the color coding of the people she hires makes her stick out in the middle like a sore thumb. What's the point of giving someone support if they have a chance of missing you doing it?
It was more habit, than duty or anything else that brought the Zero Doll out today.
With her form covered by a heavy, hooded crimson cloak, Cammy steps out to her area, moving stiffly, her form straight and tall beneath the cloak. With it being summer... it was rather hot beneath that thing.
Slowly, Cammy casts her gaze over the assembeled crowd, before her eyes land upon Kula, her brow furrowing as she witnesses that transformation. Hmm. That brow stays furrowed as Cammy reaches one of her hands out of her cloak, taking a handful of the outside of that garment. With the... demons, monsters, and various strange things she had been seeing lately, what was a girl seemingly freezing in place?
In any case, the Doll reaches up her other hand to the clasp of the cloak, deftly undoing it with a flick of her fingers... and the heavy cloak slides off of her shoulders, revealing her in her Shadaloo 'uniform'. Fingers of her first hand clench the material of the cloak as it slides downwards, Cammy's eyes full upon Kula as she indraws a deep breath...
...and with a shout of "COME ON!" that was shouted with a bit more vigour than usual, Cammy throws the cloak to the side, the heavy material falling quickly to the ground... but before it touches the earth, Cammy snaps her hands up in a defensive posture, her eyes growing a bit wider as she bounces lightly from foot to foot, her attentin full upon her opponent, waiting for the cue to start...
Megumi is among those in the crowd, though she's opted for the safer bleachers than any sort of wall-climbing escapades. Seeing this matchup announced got her attention. Seeing Mature here got her attention even more, but Cammy's arrival causes her focus to split and shift. Namely, she's calling out and cheering and applauding, basically joining in to make supportive noise for Cammy. And once that's done...time to watch. Watch the fight very interestedly, and watch Mature very carefully.
Cammy's shout brings a roar from the crowd as the announcer states the obvious. This fight is started! And the first thing Kula does...is realize she could /never/ get away with a uniform like that. The little NESTS girl is done up in leather as always, which probably makes some people wonder why she doesn't overheat. The snowflakes that occasionally drift from her hair might be a clue. The girl takes a stance, and then moves forward, seemingly skating across the surface as the moisture under her feet freezes long enough for her to slide on it. A simple test, to see what her opponent is capable of would be in order. She moves towards Cammy, and then twists around, ducking low as she swings a leg out quickly, checking her defenses and watching for weak spots.
COMBATSYS: Cammy blocks Kula's Light Kick.
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Kula 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Cammy
Cammy's legs were likely the toughest part of her. As she watches Kula come in, the Zero's Doll face scrunches up in a look of thought... before she simply jabs a leg down in the sand and such of the shoreline, a bit of dirt jumping up into the air as Cammy then tenses that leg, staring down at Kula as the girl approaches. And when Kula's foot strikes Cammy's leg... it hurts, yes, but... it didn't knock her down, and Cammy didn't move. Except to counterstrike, that is.
Putting on her weight on her braced leg, Cammy raises her other foot, her fists clenching tighter as she seeks to whip that other foot in a kick across Kula's cheek... hopefully before she can get too far away... the Doll releasing a "YA!" noise as she does so, her eyes still wide with... something.
COMBATSYS: Kula blocks Cammy's Medium Kick.
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Kula 0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0 Cammy
It would seem the two are somewhat balanced. Kula's connect with Cammy's leg didn't do much for her but slightly shift the angle she slid at, but it's enough for her to bring har arms up to block that kick that Cammy returns. Careful, Cammy, it should feel like you're kicking a block of ice from the chill that comes off of Kula. The girl doesn't say anything, prefering to let actions speak even as she continues to slide, twising around and pushing with one leg as she stands to try to move behind Cammy, taking a swipe at her back. The thing people might not be noticing is the shard of ice that formed around Kula's hand. Not enough to go deep, but it'll do more than a hand on its own would.
COMBATSYS: Cammy dodges Kula's Medium Punch.
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Kula 0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0 Cammy
Cammy was glad for the soft leather boots she was wearing at the moment. Narrowing her eyes at the chill, and the hardness in the block, Cammy almost remains stunned with thought long enough for Kula to make her cut cleanly. Almost.
Catching a sense of the oncoming danger, Cammy throws herself forward unto her hands and knees, the cutting shard cutting only air... and upon striking the ground, Cammy flips around, and positions herself to... explode upwards at the head of Kula, the Killer Bee inverting herself in midair, and extending her rightmost foot, as she pulls her left foot out of the way, her leg lying flat against her body as she seeks to strike Kula with her foot. But by the way... her striking foot begins to blaze with a sparking, dark bluish, flame-shaped energy.
COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits Kula with Cannon Spike.
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Kula 0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0 Cammy
It seems both fighters have a surprise for each other. Kula isn't fazed when Cammy dodges. What does make her hesitate is that flame that comes up from around Cammy's foot. It's a mistake she mentally berates herself for as the kick catches her and knocks her back, her eyes flashing with pain for a moment. "Ow." Huh. She does speak. The girl lands on her rear, but smoothly places her hands down against the ground, spinning around to face Cammy again, sending a spray of water up in front of her. Quickly, one hand moves up, and a gust of cold comes from it, freezing the water and pushing it at Cammy, trying to knock her back some so Kula can regain her footing.
COMBATSYS: Cammy counters Second Shell from Kula with Cannon Revenge.
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Kula 0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0 Cammy
Wince wince wince, Mature is not getting what she had expected this fight. So she cups her hand to her face and shouts, "You can do it Kula! I believe in you so much, I bet over ten thousand yen that you would win this fight!" No pressure huh. A moment of consideration yields Mature holding up the cotton candy she bought for herself and adding,
"And I got this for you when it's over! I don't care if you win or lose, just do your best and have fun..! I'll take you out for ice cream!"
Yeah right Mature doesn't.
And as Kula sends that shot of ice barreling towards her, Cammy launches herself up into the air. Clearing the ice easily, Cammy flips forward towards the ice fighter, her pigtails fluttering in the air behind her... and as Cammy falls, she delivers a sharp kick to the back of Kula's head, then landing lightly upon her feet as she snaps her fists up, and begins to scurry away with a number of dancing sort of steps, the young Doll murmuring, "Error... error... red... not green." to herself as she goes.
'error, red, not green.' Megumi can't hear the words specifically; too much ambient noise. But she can pick up on the other signs that something isn't quite right with Cammy...what to do? It takes a moment, but she decides a quasi-cheer, a show of support from the stands, is good. "Cammy! It's okay! You're doing fine!"
Ahh, so the crowd has gathered to watch the event that is unfolding. While the crowd steady cheer on for the different people, one particular person is making his way through the crowd. THe Stray Dog, still injured from his fight with Daigo, is arriving without his hounds. He has to stay within the crowd, after all. So Kula is fighting Cammy, and it doesn't look like she's doing well. Only a grimace gives off, "Hrm..."
The analyist watches the fight between the two, just observing. He's also keeping an eye out in case the certain someone is around.
That...didn't go as planned. Kula lands hard on the ground, and rolls, trying to keep her distance from Cammy... and while the audience can't hear her, Kula can, somewhat. ...and her face shows concern for Cammy. But, as she learned before, emotion has no place in a fight. The girl pushes up to her feet, and pushes forward, sliding towards Cammy, and then jumping up, one leg extended out to try to hit the woman's side, Kula's arms raised over her head as she focuses.
COMBATSYS: Cammy dodges Kula's Ray Spin.
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Kula 0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0 Cammy
The cheering of Megumi was heard by Cammy, but Cammy fought to ignore it. It was intruding on her focus, her thought at the moment. The muttering was helping drown that out, too. "...why won't it go back to green, is it good to be red?" Cammy murmurs as Kula comes in, those murmuring falling to silence as she then falls on one knee, and then rolls beneath the oncoming kick, the Zero Doll then kipupping back unto her feet, and beginning to sprint after Kula. Lunging forward with a small hop, Cammy snaps out a open hand, hoping to catch Kula by the throat or the back of the neck, that first blow likely painful enough.. but Cammy's body would impact Kula soon after, then, hopefully knocking Kula to the ground, as Cammy stays upright. Hopefully.
COMBATSYS: Kula dodges Cammy's Flying Neck Hunt.
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Kula 0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0 Cammy
Kula lands, and immediately twists around, one leg still extended as she skates back and away from Cammy. It's probably the only thing that saves her as she ducks down under the hand and hears Cammy land on the ground. The girl shuts her eyes before she stands up straight, and spins for a second before she skids to a stop and holds a hand up to her mouth. She blows off her hand, sending small shards of ice flying at Cammy, none much bigger than a hailstone.
COMBATSYS: Cammy fails to slow Diamond Breath from Kula with Thrown Object.
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Kula 1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0 Cammy
Ending her last manuever in a backflip, Cammy catches herself on her hands, her fingers tightening around a small stone as she then pushes up off of the ground to land on her feet, the Doll whirling around, and getting ready to sling the stone at Kula... when the first of the shards of ice strike her, Cammy staggering backwards beneath the hailstorm of ice, her fingers slackening to drop the stone as she clutches her hands about her middle.
Huh, so Kula can use ice chi. Interesting. Nevertheless, the young Stray Dog is keeping himself in the midst of the crowd. Not wanting to be spot by anyone in particular, he tucks himself further while he shifts positions.
The curious side steps closer into the sidelines, watching the fight as things go. Kula's doing quite well, all considering.
Kula is already on the move, pushing across the ground as she examines Cammy, her face taking a more serious expression as she starts to get more involved in the fight. She's testing again, waiting for a weakness to show itself, and as she passes, bends over to raise a leg up, swinging it quickly at Cammy's face. It's not the same for that kick Kula took, but the young girl would take some sense of satisfaction if it hit.
COMBATSYS: Cammy endures Kula's Light Kick.
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Kula 1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1 Cammy
Hopefully, Kula would feel a bit of satisfaction as it hits, for when Cammy spots the other clone skating in, she hunches up a bit, her slightly overmuscular body tensing as her eyes go wide... and as the kick slaps across her face, Cammy doesn't fall with the blow, instead she stays in place, at least until she dashes after Kula, lunging up into the air, and jabbing her feet towards the other girl in a leap. Slapping her arms across her chest then, Cammy begins to spiral through the air, as she seeks to land her feet in Kula's gut, her feet beginning to blaze with the same energy as before. Cammy, meanwhile, murmurs... "...cold."
COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits Kula with Spiral Arrow.
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Kula 1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1 Cammy
Kula lands back, and opens her eyes just in time to see the incoming feet. She raises her hands to her face again, trying to protect herself...but of course, that's not where Cammy was aimed. The feet land against Kula's stomach, and she grunts in pain as she stumbles back, once again knocked down. She presses her hands to the ground, stars dancing in front of her eyes, and she listens to Cammy's landing as she tries to get enough traction with one foot to stop herself from sliding anymore. She pushes up, a thinner, sharper shard of ice shaping across her hand, thin enough to be hard to see. She again tries to move behind Cammy and slash out at her back, at this point just trying to return a hit for each one she takes.
COMBATSYS: Cammy blocks Kula's Behind Slash.
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Kula 1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1 Cammy
The other does move behind Cammy... but the Doll was fast. Very fast. Whipping up a arm, Cammy intercepts the incoming blow with one of her gauntlets, the shard of ice slicing through the guantlet and the much harder skin beneath. Still, it was better than her back being slashed.
Hoping to return the favour, Cammy takes a step away from Kula... before throwing herself into a forward flip at the other girl, Cammy tucking into a tight ball as she falls towards the earth... and moments before she hits the ground, Cammy lashes out her foot in a kick towards the side of Kula's shin, the Zero Doll hoping that staggers Kula enough for Cammy to rise to Kula's side, jab one of her legs behind the clone's legs, and give her a sharp push over her leg. Hopefully into the water.
COMBATSYS: Kula fails to interrupt Hooligan Combination from Cammy with Behind Slash.
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Kula 1/---====/=======|=======\====---\1 Cammy
Kula grunts as her arm hits the gauntlet, and then slides back, watching her opponent. She thinks she knows what's coming, expecting another blow to her gut, having an ice shard at the ready. Again, lack of experience takes its toll as Kula winds up knocked off balance, which leaves her wide open for the shove which drives her back into the water. The water around Kula starts to crystalize from the girl's presence as she pushes herself up past the surface so she can breathe, wiping her hair past her face.
And as Kula begins to rise from the water, Cammy was watching her. Watching her very, very carefully as she begins to step away from the water's edge, Cammy's breathing beginning to slow to a far, far more regulated pace as her mind works with calcuations, guesses, instincts...
Launching herself up into the air with a high, high jump that easily takes her four or five meters into the air, Cammy continues to watch Kula as she then juts a foot out, both her legs beginning to blaze with brilliant blue fires as she then streaks down towards Kula, Cammy's lips opening in a wordless shout as she tries to strike her in the chest...
...if that foot connects, there would be more. Much more. Moving almost faster than the eye could see, Cammy would deliver a flurry of blazing kicks, to shin, chest, and head, hoping to drive Kula further back into the lake... but with the final kick, Cammy would whip around in mid-air, delivering it to Kula's back to send her towards the shore again. Medical staff at the ready or no, it wouldn't do to drown a opponent. That thought... causes Cammy's brow to furrow thoughtfully, whether or not the combination of blows hit.
COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits Kula with Killer Bee Assault.
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Kula 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0 Cammy
The blows come out of nowhere. Kula's almost blinded from the water freezing over her face, an unfortunate side effect of the power that leaks from her like a faucet. The girl stands, and immediately the blows land, a cry of pain coming from Kula's mouth before it's cut off from a blow to her face. No matter what, she's going to be covered in bruises and welts later on. It's too much to comprehend, all Kula knows is that at the end, she's being thrown towards the shore, and she lands limply, like a ragdoll as she skips once at the edge of the water, and then slides onto the concete. It's a moment before Kula opens her eyes, vision blurring as she tries to reach her hands out toward the water and focus. It's all she's got, and all she can do. She focuses, and then sends out as much of her energy as she can muster, causing the water to freeze quickly in an arc out towards Cammy. Huge spikes of ice rise out of the water, as even in Kula's mind, she knows it won't do to kill an opponent. With luck, if it hits, Cammy should be knocked clear to land on the ice itself or on the shore.
COMBATSYS: Kula can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Kula successfully hits Cammy with Freeze Execution.
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A pause is given by the young Stray when he notices Kula get assaulted in a horrible way. A winceis given by Jiro, who shakes his head immediately at what just occured. "...Lovely." He shrugs, then he leaves the path to head over to the other side, awaiting for the tape to loosen so someone can help escort her to care. At least once the match is declared over.
Huge spikes of ice rising out of nowhere was not something Cammy was ever really taught how to avoid. She tries anyway. Leaping upwards out of the water does no good, really, as the spikes catch her before she can get too high, the Doll flying high up in the air... before she lands upon the ice that Kula created with a small grunt of pain.
But Cammy doesn't stay down, unfortunately. Tucking into a ball, Cammy begins to roll towards the shore, bursting out of that roll to land lightly on her feet upon the shore, bringing her fists up as she narrows her eyes towards Kula... and watches her, the Doll beginning to slowly sidestep. When it becomes obvious Kula will not get up, Cammy leans to the side, and snatches up her cloak with one hand, watching the other girl cautiously.
COMBATSYS: Cammy has ended the fight here.
A slow smile spreads on Kula's face, even as she lies on the shore, looking at the ice columns she created. It finally hit someone. The girl's hair slowly shifts back to red, the last of her energy exerted as her head wobbles, and then she says, softly, "...I hope they're proud of me." Then her eyes roll up into her head, and her face lands down against the ice at the shore. Luckily, a medical team should be by shortly to take care of the girl. Which is the announcer's time to step out and declare the winner, but even with the speakers, it's hard to hear over the roaring of the crowd for Cammy.
When Cammy is declared the winner, Jiro is making his way towards the shore with the medical crew. The young man reaches into his pocket to pull out a stick of candy that's marked 'Mango'.
How does Jiro make h is presence known? While the medical members do work on treating Kula, Jiro decides to wait until he gets an opportunity. With the opportunity given, he says two words.
The wrapped stick of the multiple flavored candy comes flying near Kula. So even if she doesn't catch it, it won't beam her on the face. Cammy, however, is earned a glance. "Hrm..."
The medical team also comes by Cammy to offer their services to her, but the Doll waves them off, then using her hands to affix the clasp about her neck, and bring the hood of the cloak back over her head. Only then, does Cammy look towards Kula, her expression turning up into a bit of anguish. For a moment, she stares, until she catches Jiro's glance, the brilliantly blue eyes of the Doll meeting Jiro's for a moment... before she turns away, snapping her cloak perhaps overdramatically in his direction, before she begins to walk off herself, to do... what she was going to do before. She'll remember. Hopefully.
Log created by Cammy, and last modified on 15:08:18 08/06/2005.