SNF 2005.09 - May Lee versus Hokutomaru

Description: Lee Jin Ju fights against Hokutomaru in the Pao Pao Cafe. (Winner: Hokutomaru)

It wasn't quite the lunch rush of only a few hours back, but at two PM... the place was packed. Waitresses and waiters dashing from table to table, the crowd of people, most with food, murmuring excitedly amongst themselves... and where were they congregated? Why, around the ring that someone had set up in the middle of the Pao Pao Cafe, of course.

Casting a wide, cheesy grin at the announcer in the center of the ring, May Lee lifts up a hand to wave to the crowd, before spreading her stance just a bit further, getting a far too serious expression on her face, and jabbing her right arm across herself, and into the air at a fourty-five degree angle, her hand kept stiff. Throwing a bit of twist into her hip, May Lee draws her left fist to the side of her hip, and shouts, "JUSTICE!!!".

Now, the crowd was supposed to go crazy and stuff. They didn't quite. There were cheers here and there, but not quite the overwhelming reaction the Korean girl was looking for. But that's okay! That'll change. Hopping up unto her feet, May folds her arms behind her back, giving the scarf she wore a little flip, with her blue glove covered hands. This was before she leans against her side of the boxing-esque ring, and waits... and waits... hmm. The animal she was wearing on her shirt today? A yellow, angry-looking frog head with red eyes, along with a pair of flaring gray pants. And her sneakers, of course. But still, May was beginning to fidget. She -knew- she was here early, but... stealing a quick glance at the clock, she sucks her lower lip into her lips, and casts a worried gaze across the ring. It was getting close to the time her match was supposed to start. Did he flake out? Who was this mysterious Hokutomaru person, anyways?

The eerie absence of the other fighter goes on for a good two minutes more. There's very little sign of Hokutomaru, and it could be that he indeed just wimped out. But no, that wasn't the case today, and hopefully not ever, because now he was representing the Shiranui style of Ninjitsu to the world, just as his sister Mai did the week before. He wasn't sure of his opponent either, having never met the girl himself, and so knew nothing at all of her abilities. He'd have to be careful and pace himself, but be strong enough that he doesn't put himself at a disadvantage. There were so many things to remember... but that's just the way things are. Besides, thinking like that just takes all the fun out of it.

There is only a minute left before the scheduled start of the match when it begins, with no less than a dozen smoke bombs going off one after another, filling the side of the arena opposite May Lee with smoke and setting off many dull booms. When they are all detonated the smoke begins to spin ominously, twisting around and swirling up with a strong wind of Chi. Small fireworks begin to go off around the very edges of the whirlwind, creating small sparkling flashes of blue, green, and red. As this nears the ceiling the whirlwind dies and the smoke clears, revealing a fast spinning Hokutomaru, who has a scroll of some sort or another stuffed into his mouth. He spits it out and shoves it into a pocket somewhere and reaches the apex of the raising, flipping backwards and spinning once and landing gracefully on the ground, flashing a V for Victory sign towards Maylee while winking, a large grin on his face.

[OOC] Hokutomaru says, "Rofl... %r"

Excited murmurs trickle through the crowd at the smoke bomb explosion, and May Lee hops up to her feet, eyes going wide at the sight and sounds of that whole entrance.
Explosions, smoke, it could only mean one thing.
Hokutomaru was a...
Steeling herself, May Lee shifts her stance into a more traditional Tae Kwan Do stance, hands clenching into tight fists as she prepares to face the minion of Evil.
Hokutomaru was a...small ninja boy? What the heck? And a gosh darn acrobatic one, too! Unable to help the grin sliding unto her lips, May Lee chuckles a nervous little chuckle as she watches Hokutomaru's display, the girl falling out of her TKD stance into a easier, more relaxed once. "Hey there! Are you Hokutomaru? Nice entrance, gave my heart a hop!" May Lee says, absentmindedly tugging at the edges of her gloves. Do Justice! fighters fight little boys? Well, he couldn't be /too/ weak. He did make it on SNF after all! She'd have to be wary of tricks. Ninja tricks. Urgh.

Hokutomaru grins brightly. All right! It seems all the planning has paid off, and if nothing else he's fulfilled his promise to make a flashy entrance. He looks her over and recognizes the stance. Tae Kwan Do. He'll have his work cut out for him, but that's nothing less than he expected. He bows properly to May Lee. Is he supposed to do that? He doesn't know, but why not? "That's me, yep! Hokutomaru, nice to meet you! You must be Mae Lee." He wiggles his fingers around in his own fingerless gloves and moves his feet to make sure the straps are attached properly. Everything's good to go. "Glad you liked it. Are you ready?" Is there supposed to be a bell, or something? He forgot to ask Mai about that...

It depends on the SNF. Sometimes there was a announcer, sometimes there was a bell... at the proper bow, May Lee blinks once, and then straightens, returning the bow with one of her own. "Hey, good to meet you too." she says, flashing him a bright smile, as she lifts her hands up to the goggles she was wearing strapped to her forehead. Adjusting them there a bit, May Lee releases those goggles... and enters a whole new stance. Taking a long step forward with her right foot, May Lee keeps her left foot planted where it was, the Korean girl allowing her arms to dangle where they may as she leans back somewhat. A cocky, self-confident grin begins to spread across her features as the sound of a bell echoes throughout the resteraunt, the shout of "FIGHT!" emanating from what looked like a few officials seated at a nearby table.
But May Lee doesn't make the first move. If she was going to fight little (however ninja-y) boys, she wasn't going to make the first move! Well, unless raising one of her hands, and beckoning to Hokutomaru with a 'bring it' gesture was considered a move.

COMBATSYS: MayLee has started a fight here.

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MayLee           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru has joined the fight here.

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MayLee           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

A brief moment of De ja vu falls over Hokutomaru, but he brushes the nagging feeling off. This is no time to be listening to things like that! After all, this is the first time he's met MayLee /and/ it's his first Saturday Night Fight match, so he couldn't possibly be repeating previous actions. That dealt with the small Ninja considers his options. Oh, so she wants him to run forward and dive valiantly into the fray, does she? Well! Monkey see monkey do, but monkey doesn't fall for traps! Especially those Tae Kwan Do traps, and their ability to 'counter all known moves'. All known moves indeed! So instead of running forward to attack the ninja just stands there in a fighting position and eyes MayLee carefully waiting to react to /her/ move. Hah

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru focuses on his next action.

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MayLee           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Funny, May Lee was getting that very feeling herself. Like... everything was going along with something that came before, but then... oh, it's gone. No matter! In any event, May will give Hokutomaru plenty to react to! Sliding her leading foot back into line with her other foot, the Korean girl gives Hokutomaru a bright grin, throwing a twist into her hip as she jabs her left hand into the air across herself, holding it at a fourty-five degree angle. Her other hand, she curls into a fist, and brings it down by her hip. "I am LEE JIN JU!" she calls out, (in a much much deeper voice than her usual) "More commonly known as MAY LEE!" she cries, slowly bringing the outstretched and stiffly held arm so that it was pointing out to her side.
Undoing her little hip twist then, May Lee stands up straight and tall, making both of her hands fists, and placing them on both sides of her hips. Yes, she was standing on her tiptoes. "I am the ALLY of JUSTICE and the ENEMY of EVIL! Do NOT go EASY on me, HOKUTOMARU! I will NOT go EASY ON YOU! HOOOYA!" and with those final words, she bends her knees, and brings up her fists in front of herself, a sudden burst of wind rising upwards all around her, tossing her scarf and rustling the hem of her clothes, as she then winks over towards Hokutomaru.

COMBATSYS: MayLee gathers her will.

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MayLee           0/-------/---====|-------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru feels rather sure of himself when the posturing begins, but then something just goes wrong in his mind. Wind! Ohh, that must be a wind of Chi! That's very, very bad news. Is she preparing to smack him with one kind of ultra-powerful attack of utter destruction!? He can't allow that to happen, ohhh, no! He runs forward quickly with his hand reaching behind him to grip at the handle of his self-made bokken, leaning forward to attain a high amount of speed before sliding to a stop and spinning all the way around once before withdrawing the wodden sword, twisting his body hard and whipping it out as he does, aiming a threatening blow at MayLee's head. "I won't go easy on you! Hyaaa!"

COMBATSYS: MayLee blocks Hokutomaru's Random Weapon.

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MayLee           0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

A blow that May's crossed forearms intercept. In spite of that fact, though... her body rocks downwards with the blow, the girl hissing a breath through her teeth. It was hard to move and keep that energy of hers, so! Blocking it was the best option. One that she was regretting. Still, the wind then seems to focus inward on May Lee before disappating, the girl drawing strength from it. "Good blow!" she manages to call out, her voice still deepened. "But are you prepared for mine?!"

Curling her right hand into a fist as she lowers it again, May Lee hops away from Hokutomaru, lowering herself into a crouch as electricity begins to dance over her right hand. "HERE I COME!" she cries, and... well... it would likely seem that May Lee was shot out of a cannon. Flying -straight- towards the ninja boy, with that sparking right fist held in front of herself, May Lee seeks to plant that fist into his gut. "ATTAAAA!"

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru dodges MayLee's May Lee- Lightning Blow!.

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MayLee           0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru raises his fists into the air, "I am ready for anything!" Electricity dances across his opponent, and here she comes! And there goes Hokutomaru, disappearing in spiraling twist while a smoke bomb goes off directly over head, the little ninja falling out of the sky while teasingly sticking his tongue out at her. He hits the ground on the same spot he was just standing and then rushes forward, jumping up towards MayLee and attempting to wrap his legs around her waist while attempting to claw viciously at her face with his hands. Hokutomaru is more than just a ninja! He's monkey booooooy!

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits MayLee with Hikkaki.

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MayLee           0/-------/=======|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hitting the ground in a skid on her knees, May Lee has barely enough time to turn around towards Hokutomaru, and rise to her feet before... eek! Monkey boy. "Ack! ACK ACK!! GETTOFF!" she says, flailing her hands ineffectively in the way of the clawing hands. Finally freeing herself of Hokutomaru by giving him a vicious shove away, May Lee seeks to follow up after the monkey ninja by dashing towards him, lifting up a knee to hit him in the gut soon after. "DI-NA-MICKU!!!" she cries out in her slightly squeaky, normal voice. If the initial knee-to-gut hits, May Lee would follow it up with a variety of dancing Tae Kwan Do kicks, first hitting with her right, then left, then right again, the woman squaring her stance, and slamming both her palms into Hokutomaru's chest to knock him away from her. "WAAA!"

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru blocks MayLee's May Lee- Dynamic!.

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MayLee           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru is thrown off of May Lee with decent force and keeps himself from hitting the dirt by flipping backwards into a hand stand and pushing off into a single backwards flip, landing right on his feet. He doesn't have much time to do anything else as suddenly, May Lee is right up in his face with a nasty kicking foot! Ack! No time to get away, so there's only one choice for this! He throws his arms up in front of himself and stops the successive kicks from hitting anywhere vital... but ouch, did that hurt! He hops backwards and waves his arms erratically, trying to get them to stop hurting. "Good moves!" He rubs on his arms a little and then runs forward, dropping down onto the ground and sliding across it, attempting to sweep her legs out from under her and knock her to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits MayLee with Sliding Kick.

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MayLee           0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0       Hokutomaru

"Thank...ooop!" May Lee says. That 'oop' coincided with the point where Hokutomaru sweeps her legs out from beneath her, sending her crashing to the ground... and rather painfully, one might add. The back of her head hits the canvas, and May Lee gacks, spending a moment rolling around and clutching at the back of her head. "Owowow! Alright!" Fast recovery. Kipup'ing to her feet, May Lee takes a few steps away from Hokutomaru, and rises up unto one tiptoe, narrowing her eyes at him as more of that wind begins to surround her... and May Lee slowly lowers herself unto both feet again, her eyes drifting shut as she draws on the ambient energy around her, drawing it into herself...

COMBATSYS: MayLee gathers her will.

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MayLee           1/----===/=======|=====--\-------\0       Hokutomaru

[OOC] Hokutomaru says, "Booooo ;)"

Hokutomaru grits his teeth. She's doing that crazy wind thing again! This isn't good for Hokutomaru, he can just feel it. He runs forward towards her as she stands on her tip toes and rolls forward into a hand stand. He shoves off and holds his legs out to try and smash her in the face, rotating one full time throughout the attack. Wait a minute! This looks familiar, why yes it must be Andy Bogard's trademark attack! "Kuuuuu-ha dan!"

Mimiru heads OOC.

COMBATSYS: MayLee counters Kuuha Dan from Hokutomaru with Self Rebellion.

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MayLee           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1       Hokutomaru

As Hokutomaru begins his attack, May Lee's eyes drift open, and she grins wider, the energy she was drawing into herself flowing away from her, rustling her hair as it leaves. "Not so fast!" she calls out, switching to a TKD stance moments before dropping her right arm, and lifting her right knee, curling up her torso as if she were cringing. She wasn't quite, though... something Hokutomaru would find out, rather painfully. As the boy nears her, May Lee suddenly inverts herself, standing only on her left leg as her torso goes earthward. Her right leg, however? Hammers up in a very strong kick to the underside of Hokutomaru's chin, knocking the ninja boy up into the air. Recomposing herself and straightening, May Lee lifts up a foot to smack the falling boy in the back, knocking him back up into the air. The third kick, however, is a straight kick to his back, knocking him away from herself.

Smack! Bam! Bif! Ouch! Being repeatedly kicked into the air /can't/ be good on this Ninja's small frame, and the last one the kicks him away sends him crumpling and rolling across the ground. He lets out a little moan and slowly stands up, shaking his head quickly. He than glowers slightly at allowing him to forget all the Tae Kwan Do crazyness. But soon, the glowering goes away and he breaks into a large grin. "Wow! That was really neat, I'll have to ask Master Andy how he stops that from happening all the time!" And what is there now between May Lee and himself? Distance, and distance is one of a Ninja's best friends, and the true best friend? Zip, zip, zip! Hokutomaru quickly reaches into a picket and retrieves three shurikens, holding them in his left hand and quickly flinging them all in succession towards May Lee.

COMBATSYS: MayLee slows Shuriken from Hokutomaru with Thrown Object.

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MayLee           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1       Hokutomaru

"Hmmm. Master who?" May Lee says, before her eyes widen at the sight of oncoming sharp objects. "Eeek!" she says, her hand quickly going to her pocket, and removing one of her trusty Korean won coins. Well, it was better than trying to grab the shuriken out of the air, right? Tossing the coin upwards with a underhanded toss, May Lee was hoping to knock the projectile off balance, so it was knocked off balance when it stops.

...okay, her plans need a bit of work. The coin does strike the shuriken, but instead of knocking it off course entirely... it kinda wobbles, and hits her almost as hard as it would've in the shoulder, May Lee crying out as her hands go to remove the object. "Oooow! What are you doing, throwing knives, anyways?!" she protests.

Hokutomaru looks rather pleased that his attack managed to land true, and looks to May Lee, "Master Andy Bogard, of course!" He grins brightly and watches her remove the shuriken, being only somewhat satisfied with the results he got with it. "And that wasn't a knife! It was a Shuriken." He reaches into his pocket and produces a large, curved and double bladed throwing knife, "THIS is a knife!" He tosses it up in the air and spins around, grabbing it by the blade as he spins for added momentum and flinging it towards May Lee, "And isn't that obvious? I practice Ninjitsu!"

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits MayLee with Large Thrown Object.
- Power hit! -

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MayLee           1/---====/=======|=======\-------\1       Hokutomaru

"OOOOWW!" That was May Lee, reacting to the feeling of one of that nasty looking knife sunk a bit more than necessary into her gut. Removing that one as well, May Lee couldn't help the tears of pain building at the corners of her eyes, but still! She manages a weak grin in the ninja lad's direction. "Good arm!" she says, her voice very strained as she tosses the knife to the side. "Really, really good arm..." she grumbles to herself. "All right! Get ready!" she calls out, warning him... before she dashes towards Hokutomaru, and when she's close enough, she spins on one foot in a manner reminscient of a ballerina... well, except ballerinas don't try to kick someone very hard in the side, with a vaguely roundhouse kick.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru endures MayLee's Spinning Edge!

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MayLee           1/--=====/=======|=======\====---\1       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru grins brightly and nods his acceptance of May Lee's words, "Thanks! I've been doing a lot of throwing practice lately!" He winds his arms around and rubs them together, "Now! Are you ready for this!" He strikes a fancy pose, reaching his hand back to flick his red scarf behind him so that it looks like it's flowing by a strong wind, a look of power and triumph upon his face. He then reaches into his pockets and grabs a massive handful of shurikens, "Ne," Zing! He throws three of the nasty little things at once, "Ne," Fling! Three more shurikens head towards May Lee, "Ne," a third set of shurikens fling out towards her, "Ne!" a forth and final trio of shurikens are flung towards the Tae Kwan Do practitioner, but he's not done just yet! He reaches into his pocket and pulls out an impossibly large shuriken, one that's literally as tall as he is. He grips it by one of its edges and spins around, needing to the momentum to even be able to get it aloft. Once it's aimed towards May Lee he swings his arms hard and releases it, the speed he'd built up in the spin causing him to go off balance and wobble on his feet in a second smaller spin.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits MayLee with Chou Hissatsu Shuriken.

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MayLee           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|===----\-------\0       Hokutomaru

No... as a matter of fact she wasn't quite ready for that. Eyes widening, May Lee tries to dodge the incoming shurikens, but... one after another, they thud into her, little pointy thingies of pain. Ow. Ow ow ow. "Heh... wow." May Lee says after the barrage ends, her voice growing a bit distant. "I hope... I hope you're ready! You fight... well!" she says, forcing her tired limbs to take one step forward, and then another, the girl leaping up into the air, and flipping forward a single time.

It was time for the Rider Kick.

Thrusting out both feet as she nears Hokutomaru, she tries to drag the balls of her feet across the boy's torso. That wouldn't be the hurty part of the attack though. /If/ she gets that far, she would land lightly on her feet on the opposite side of Hokutomaru, and strike a pose, both open hands up in the air. "BEHOOOOOOLD! MY POWER!" she says, and when she closes her hands into fists... the chi that she left on Hokutomaru when her feet touched him... would explode.

COMBATSYS: MayLee can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru blocks MayLee's May Lee- The End!.

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Hokutomaru does what is easily the smartest thing for him to do! He flings his arms together and blocks the hit, staggering backwards from both the hit and the explosion even though he blocked it. "Ouuuuch!" He stops only when he hit's the rings ropes, and shakes his arms out ready to throw mor- Wait! She's down... does that mean... yes! He's won! He won his first Saturday Night Fight match! Woohoo! He spins around and holds a large V for Victory sign up high into the air, backing in the momentary glory of the win! "Even Tae Kwan Do can not counter the powerful arts of Shiranui Ninjitsu!" Well, perhaps that's a little bit of a boast, but it seems true enough to him at the moment.

As for May Lee? Well, she really didn't have much left in her. Slumping to the ground as Hokutomaru rejoices, May Lee nonetheless has a wide grin on her face, even as the medical staff comes and takes her away. Yep. She'll have to talk with Hokutomaru later, sometime.

Hokutomaru may be glad he won, but he isn't a rude victor! ...most of the time, anyway. He rushes over when the paramedics start to remove her and smiles at her, "That was a really great fight! I can't wait until we can have a rematch!" He grins brightly and adds, "Make sure to get better soon!"

Log created by MayLee, and last modified on 10:32:54 10/01/2005.