SNF 2005.09 - Natsu vs Karin

Description: Taiyo's champion volleyball player takes on Seijyun's resident rich bitch in a fairly even match that leaves the Park strewn with volleyballs. (Draw Match)

Now that fall is beginning to settle in, walkers through Southtown are avoiding the bitter salt air around the beach and instead making their way through various other places that are a little more appropriate to the weather. One of them is the park right outside Seijyun High, where the trees will eventually become a sea of fall color. Right now, the park is filled with people come to see one of this week's many SNF matches, with a single cordoned off area serving as the ring.
On one of the park benches inside said cordon sits Karin Kanzuki, dressed per normal in bright red and drinking some water out of a sports bottle. She apparently just walked here, Seijyun not being far away, but considering her history for grand entrances this sort of understated in is a little atypical. Maybe something's on her mind? Who can say. Glancing at her watch, the blonde notes the appointed time is almost here and gets up, hitting the center of the 'ring' and waiting for her opponent.

Natsu looks around the park. Nice day. She smiles to herself, and looks around, spotting Karin. Maybe I won't have a grabby Korean trying to rip my clothes off today. She hopes, anyway. She smiles at Karin, seeing her enter the ring. She moves into the ring as well, and arches an eyebrow at Karin, "Nice day for it anyway." She pulls at the tape on her fingers, and prepares for it.

COMBATSYS: Natsu has started a fight here.

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Natsu            0/-------/-------|

Ah, there she is. Karin gives a nod to the Taiyo volleyball-eer, slipping into a fighting stance as she approaches and giving her a slightly wry grin. "There is that," she admits. The blonde knows *of* Natsu, mostly through Sakura, but has never had the chance to fight her firsthand, and despite herself appears a little excited at the prospect. "Perhaps I'll at least offer a slightly less... unnerving SNF experience for you than the last few," she adds with a slight chuckle. Apparently she got cable out saving Metro. "Whenever you're ready."

COMBATSYS: Karin has joined the fight here.

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Natsu            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Karin

Natsu nods to Karin. She pulls in her breath, deciding to take the blonde at her word. She smiles, "Have a good fight. Good luck." She nods to Karin, as she throws a Volleyball in the air. With a smart smack at the base of her hand, the off-white orb is sent sailing at Karin.

COMBATSYS: Karin blocks Natsu's Serve Spike.

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Natsu            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Karin

Whoa... it's a *volleyball*. Karin actually has the gall to look surprised, although perhaps that's because she wasn't expecting a volleyball, which heretofore had not made an appearance on the scene, to suddenly come flying at her. Luckily the blonde sweeps an arm up to deflect the shot... but not harmlessly. That stings, as any gym student will attest. "Ah... I was wondering how it is you'd use your sports training offensively. Interesting." And then she's on her feet, moving in for a quick elbow to Natus's gut. "I prefer an up close and personal technique, myself!"

COMBATSYS: Natsu blocks Karin's Quick Punch.

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Natsu            0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0            Karin

The volleyball player smiles at Karin. "Most sports are violent." She notes, as her hands move deftly to her stomach, enabling the tall girl to absorb some of the elbow's impact into her gut. She erfs, as the slight-looking girl backs quite a punch into her awaiting block. "Nice." She comments, and decides to try and use her long legs, ducking down, and trying to sweep them under the girl.

COMBATSYS: Karin dodges Natsu's Heavy Kick.

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Natsu            0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0            Karin

Whoa, sweep kick! The only thing to do there is make a short hop, which the blonde does, landing on her feet a foot or so from Natsu. "Heh... well, 'combat sports' didn't come out of thin air. I can see you know what you're doing, though." Well... that could be sort of insulting, if you consider that it means Karin was expecting otherwise. "Good! I like a challenge. Here I come!" And then she's rushing back in, looking to give Natsu the old heave-ho... that is to say, she's looking to grab the volleyball maven's shirt and drag her onto the ground, elbow drop style.

COMBATSYS: Karin successfully hits Natsu with Yashiro Kuzushi.

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Natsu            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0            Karin

Natsu smiles at the blonde girl rushes at her. She pulls her arms up to her check, expecting those flying hands to attempt another attack. She is caught off guard, however, when the girl manages to crumple her with a strong grasp on her sports jacket, and she hits the ground with full force. Natsu rubs her head, "Ooof." She smiles up at Karin, and rolls backwards on her heels, and presses her legs off the ground. In the air, she throws up another Volleyball (Where do they all come from?) and slaps it at Karin.

COMBATSYS: Karin dodges Natsu's Tokkun Spike.

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Natsu            0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0            Karin

That very question is in fact running through Karin's mind as she tracks Natsu's ascent and subsequent spike. Where ARE they coming from? Where did the old one go? Is this going to be like those fajitas in that one Sealab 2021 ep? Regardless, the Kanzuki fighter snaps out of that quickly enough to, uh... dive for cover in an ungainly fashion, and then look at the ground in surprise for a moment where that ball hit. At the probable *crater*. Turning back to Natsu as she lands, the blonde grins in approval. "Remind me never to play a friendly game with you," she quips, aiming a quick upper kick toward Natsu's shoulders. "I rather like having all my teeth!"

COMBATSYS: Karin successfully hits Natsu with Light Kick.

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Natsu            0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0            Karin

The tall volleyball player glares over at Karin. "Oh. Friendly is different." She smiles. Then the kick hits her. She tries to torque her body to the side, to avoid the kick hitting some of her more vital areas. However, she doesn't get turned in time, and takes the full brunt of her kick. "You pack quite a punch." She presses her feet down, and slides at the blonde, looking like she'll try and take her feet out again. But at the last second, she raises her arms up, her fist clenched together and tries to shove the massed bone and flesh into the girl's stomach.

COMBATSYS: Karin blocks Natsu's Sliding Recieve.

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Natsu            0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0            Karin

Gabriel heads northeast into the Business District.

"Thank you for the compl-- whoa!" Cut off by the sudden change in direction Natsu makes, it takes all of Karin's wits to suddenly throw an arm down, taking the hit on the forearm instead of right in the gut. That stung. "You have very impressive power, Miss Ayuhara," Karin notes. "Particularly those volleyball serves. I'm glad I could fight someone who uses her skills so creatively." And then she's lashing out at the too-close Natsu with a vicious palm strike intended to, honestly, knock her the heck away. Give us room to work, girls.

COMBATSYS: Natsu interrupts Hou Shou from Karin with Rolling Recieve.

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Natsu            1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\0            Karin

Natsu's eyes catch the open palm out of the corner of her eye. She spins her back around and lets the palm hit her back. She bunches into a ball with the force of Karin's blow, and rolls up to her, trying to receive truck again, this time going after Karin's thigh with her clenched arms. She nods up to the girl, "You're pretty quick yourself."

*Wham*. It's a gutsy tactic on Natsu's part but it pays off rather well; the volleyball player's forceful comeback knocks Karin off her feet, forcing her to kippup a few steps away and causing a nice little bruise. "I have to be," she says with a smile, facing Natsu again. "After all, so is Sakura. I won't be a proper rival unless I can stand up to her in that regard." Planting her left foot, the bonde aims an upward scything kick with her right leg at her opponent, followed immediately by the same from the left in a tiny hop intended to lift Natsu right off her feet. "Mujin Kyaku!"

COMBATSYS: Natsu blocks Karin's Mujin Kyaku.

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Natsu            1/----===/=======|=======\-------\0            Karin

Natsu sees the kick coming, with the little tensing of the girl's calves as she pushes herself up in the air. She opens her palms and catches the girl's foot. "Whew" She says, "Close one." She takes the foot she's grabs and presses her palms into the base of her foot, trying to push the girl to the ground. "I'm having fun tho." She smiles. Of course, she's breathing a bit harder now, too. Has a bruise on her leg. But if you cried every time you got hurt in sports, it would be a short game.

COMBATSYS: Karin fails to counter Quick Throw from Natsu with Yasha Gaeshi.
- Power hit! -

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Natsu            1/----===/=======|=======\=------\1            Karin

Walk it off! Alright, not really. Working quickly, Karin attempts to throw a hand out and snag Natsu's before she can be pushed off her balance. Unfortunately, that's sort of a risky thing to do when you're effectively trying to reach through your own leg, and so Natsu's attempt to shove Karin into the ground goes off without a hitch. "...ow," the blonde mutters as she gets back up... but when she does, she's smiling. "Heh, got a little careless there. A good move, though." And then she's in a fighting stance again, ready for whatever's coming.

Natsu flashes a grin at the compliment. She takes the opportunity as Karin is picking herself back up to hurl another fireball at her. Letting the orb fly through the air as Karin readies herself to fight again. She grunts as her palm slaps the ball, and sends the dangerous orb at the girl

COMBATSYS: Natsu successfully hits Karin with Serve Spike.

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Natsu            1/--=====/=======|=======\====---\1            Karin

The intent had been for Karin to sort of shoulder charge her way through the incoming shot and plow right on past to Natsu. That... doesn't necessarily work as she misjudges the angle of incidence on the spike, which... smacks her right in the face instead. That hurt like hell, and it shows as the blonde staggers a few steps, forward momentum totally blunted. "...ugh." Dabbing at her slightly bleeding lip a little, the blonde gives Natsu a wry look. "Well, play to your strengths, I guess," she murmurs, before picking up the volleyball Natsu just smacked her with and chucking it right back at her.

COMBATSYS: Natsu blocks Karin's Thrown Object.

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Natsu            1/--=====/=======|=======\====---\1            Karin

Natsu, ever the volleyball player, manages to get her arms out in a 'bump' posture She glamces up at the orb as it flies through the air. She looks at Karin, "Hey thanks." Her hand becomes covered in fire, and, as her powerful, tapes arm strikes the orb, the fire is thusly conveyed. She sends the orb hurtling back at Karin.

COMBATSYS: Natsu successfully hits Karin with Blazing Serve EX.

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Natsu            0/-------/--=====|=======\======-\1            Karin Alright, Karin felt she'd read Natsu's style pretty well so far, but the fire thing she was not expecting in any way... nor was she expecting that ball to come hurtling back at her *immediately*. Or on fire. Did we mention the fire? Anyhow. Karin makes an attempt to get her arms up and deflect the stupid thing which simply does not work, it's too fast. Pelted with a fiery ball, the blonde is knocked off her feet. Ow. That... hurt. Slowly getting back up, she hehs at Natsu. "That... is a nice trick," she admits. Somehow she's still up after that... perhaps there was some defensive work behind the scenes that blunted the fiery salvo's effectiveness. Without further preamble, Karin launches herself at Natsu, hoping to snag her shirt, drive a couple knee blows into her gut, and then judo toss her to the ground. Wham!

COMBATSYS: Natsu blocks Karin's Arakuma Inashi.

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Natsu            0/-------/=======|=======\=======\1            Karin

Natsu smiles at Karin. "Thanks." She nods. She's rather proud of the trick herself. She is ready for the girl's attack this time. She raises her arms above her head, managing to press against the ground as most of her body is slammed against it. She groans a bit, but managed to blocked a bit of the damage, anyway. She decided to use her trick again, rolling at Karin, and once again, raising her arms in a 'bump' fashion. She bumps the girls, or tries too, anyway.

COMBATSYS: Karin counters Rolling Recieve from Natsu with Kanzuki-ryu Shinpikaibyaku.

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Natsu            1/----===/=======|==-----\-------\0            Karin

Ah, but Karin's not done yet. "It is a good trick," she says as Natsu rolls in... and then Karin catches the volleyball-eer's incoming bump with one hand, holding it fast. "Allow me to show you one of mine. Kanzuki-ryuu..." And then the blonde is a blur of movement, lashing out with a bevy of palm strikes, elbow strikes, and finally her Hou Shou palm strike in a vicious combo that really speaks to the versatility of the Kanzuki style. "Shinpikaibyaku!"

Natsu groans. Her body writhes and convulses as the palm strokes hit her form. Her body rocks to each of the strikes, her body spasming and writhing as she's hit. She palms a volleyball that is under her as she falls, and fills it again with her inner fire, launching the fiery orb at Karin as she slumps to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Natsu can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Natsu successfully hits Karin with Blazing Serve.

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Karin            0/-------/-======|

Well, the good thing is that Karin got first fall. The bad news is, she blew all of her energy knocking Natsu down, and so when the incoming fiery shot comes a'knocking, she... makes a token attempt to get out of the way that really does not do anything for her whatsoever. Thankfully, Natsu's weakened state means she's not firing that thing off so hard it knocks Karin into a tree or something, but the blonde heiress clearly doesn't have it in her to keep going either, and she sinks to the ground, exhausted. Looks like this one's a draw, ladies and gentlemen.

COMBATSYS: Karin takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Karin can no longer fight.

Log created by Karin, and last modified on 12:28:23 09/17/2005.