SNF 2005.10 - Kasumi/DH vs Hokutomaru/Mai

Description: A 2-on-2 SNF match on the beach between ninjas, kickboxers, and Todoh-ryuus (or something) with a very close result. (Winners: Kasumi and Dong Hwan)

OOC Note to the Reader: Megumi here. I logged this one after some confusion over who was going to do so. By the time it got decided, a few actions had already been made, so Meters are lacking for them and I pasted in the missing poses/actions from what Mai provided. Shouldn't be a big deal, but just in case anyone wondered why there were a few Meters missing from CSys stuff, well now you know.

Sound Beach, Saturday Night Fight, you know the drill!
An area of the beach has been marked off for the coming fight, and beyond that, a ring of security guards keep the crowd back. The announcer and referee stands nearby, microphone in hand, waiting for the fighters to show up.
That'd be the Shiranui ninjas appearing in an explosion of fire, of course. Mai Shiranui, clad in her robes, takes a moment to wave and smile at the cheering crowd before spinning (yes, spinning) into her ancestral kunoichi uniform. She skips forward.
"Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner, we have Mai and Hokutomaru Shiraaaanuuuuuuiiiiiiii!"
More cheers, even as the referee ducks over to ask off-mic which of the two will be going first.

COMBATSYS: Mai has started a fight here on the left meter side.
COMBATSYS: Mai focuses on her next action.

Hokutomaru appears next to Mai in the fire with a wide grin on his face. This is perfect! What could be better than actually being able to fight alongside his sister in a match like this? Unlike Mai he appears in his normal battle clothing, which is his normal clothing anyway, and gives small waves to the audience as well. He then blinks a few times, more like batting his eyes, really, at one of the various cameras. After Mai switches into her uniform and moves forward he does as well and hops up, wrapping his arms around her and saying in the most adorable voice he can conjure up, "Good luck, and have a good fight. I love you, Oneechan!" Warm squeeze, hopefully drawing many 'awww's from the crowd. He then lets his sister go and hops backwards so that she can fight without him interfering.

Taking the more scenic route to the fight venue, Kasumi does arrive quite a bit after Mai and her... apprentice, or whoever that boy is. Whether they're really related or not doesn't much concern the Todoh girl. Introductions and other such formalities should come later. Especially since, it doesn't look like her own teammate has even arrived yet. But even that doesn't worry her too much. What matters is *she* isn't late, and she's heard tell of how much of a slacker Dong Hwan can be so he'll probably just show at the last possible minute.
"Mai-san." she says courteously with a little bow of her head, just before smoothing out her hakama and spreading her stance to get ready, taking a deep breath and then forcing it back out as she calls up her strength.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi has joined the fight here on the right meter side.
COMBATSYS: Kasumi gathers her will.

Mai bows to Kasumi, smiling brightly. "Don't give up hope!" Ho ho ho, she thinks highly of herself.
The kunoichi, having watched Kasumi enter and knowing the other girl's fighting style besides, has already planned out her attack before the announcer bellows, "FIGHT!"
Her plan, of course, is to leap alllll the way across the arena and try to grab onto Kasumi's shoulders, then use the momentum to flip over her and throw her opponent to the ground!
Things rarely work out right in fights, though.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi blocks Mai's Shiranui Gourin.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Kasumi is likewise familiar with Mai's speed and quite a few of her techniques. Not all of them though, and it has been a while since they last saw each other so for all she knows Mai could be on a whole new page when it comes to tactics. Like this throw. She hadn't expected it.
When her shoulders are grabbed, she struggles a bit from side to side, and then quickly throws her hands up and sweeps her arms out to hit her wrists against the ninja's forearms, which turns out to be enough to break the hold before she can get herself tossed. "Not bad, Mai-san." And then after making that remark, she aims a strong uppercut for the Shiranui woman's chin.

COMBATSYS: Mai blocks Kasumi's Hakuzan Tou.

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Mai              0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Kasumi

Mai teeters back, "Woah!"
Luckily she hooks her leg up to intercept the uppercut, it hurts much less to get punched in the leg than in the chin.
The kunoichi isn't to be outdone! Spinning away from Kasumi, Mai lets out a "Ryuu ENBU!" which summons up a burst of flaming chi to carve a line between the two fighters, and hopefully turn the heat up for Kasumi!

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Kasumi with Ryuu Enbu.

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Mai              0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0           Kasumi

Kasumi isn't much for jumping. She's small enough that one would think she'd be good at it, sure, but that doesn't mean it's a common practice for her. In this case, though, she tries to time her jump and get herself in closer to so that the arc of flame might miss and go behind her, but it doesn't work. Not only is she not fast enough, she doesn't even hop as far as intended, and this gets her burned.
"Ah! ...Hmph." , she says, sounding just the tiniest bit upset and patting herself down for a brief moment even though the flames are already going out on their own. And then as her return, she raises up both arms and then brings them down at Mai, calling down blue blades of energy from the air as she shouts, "Yah!"

COMBATSYS: Kasumi successfully hits Mai with Kasane Ate.

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Mai              0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1           Kasumi

Mai is knocked straight up into the air, which is not as fun as it sounds. She flips backwards, landing roughly on the ground, but rolls to her feet. The kunoichi watches Kasumi warily for a moment. Maybe she's approaching this the wrong way.
The right way is, of course, throwing fans. Mai skips backwards, withdrawing a single fan from /somewhere/ on her outfit, and tosses it at Kasumi with a flick of her wrist.
It's sharp, too.

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Kasumi with Thrown Object.

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Mai              0/-------/-======|=======\==-----\1           Kasumi

Kasumi has time enough to slip back into her stance while Mai is still taking a moment to consider things, and because of that thoughtful look the Shiranui woman has Kasumi decides perhaps it's best to take a step or two back. This turns out to be not so great of an idea though. She should have considered all the fan she might have to contend with. The girl can't even seem to get her arms up in time to stop it. It sort of hits her first, and then her arms go up.
The young Seijyun girl then makes a little "Che." sound after that, and seems to roll her eyes before starting what looks like a short kata to close the distance with a few chops and other attacks, finishing with a heavy kick once close to the ninja again. How practical might be, who cares?

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Kasumi's Senkou Nagashi.

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Mai              0/-------/-======|=======\=------\1           Kasumi

Mai braces herself for Kasumi's assault, a little better for the fact that Kasumi had to deal with the fan first. She weaves back and forth, dodging the chops, and then leaps straight into the air to avoid the kick!
And then, the kunoichi flips backwards, her foot aiming to impact Kasumi's face - but that's not all, there's a lovely dose of exploding chi to go with it!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi counters Hishou Ryuu'en Jin from Mai with Morote Gaeshi.

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Mai              1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1           Kasumi

Kasumi is perhaps a bit disheartened by the fact when her foot goes out for that forceful kick Mai is already above her, and it's a bit hard for her to bring her leg back in fast enough to adjust her position, but she still manages. The younger girl drop down at the right instant and catches Mai's foot as it passes, and then promptly swings her by that leg right to the ground before letting go and then rising back to her full height, wiping a hand along the front of her headband and taking another breath.

Mai is facedown in the sand. Not good. Not a place she likes to be.
Which is why, in a poof of smoke, she disappears, only to reappear (in another poof of smoke) in the air several feet from Kasumi. The kunoichi falls backwards, throwing another fan as she goes - a fan that really turns out to be three fans!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi blocks Mai's Kachou Sen.

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Mai              1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1           Kasumi

Yes, Mai didn't seem to like that. And the Todoh girl didn' like what came next. That teleporting was always troublesome, and having to fend off more than one fan at a time, that was -beyond- troublesome, more into the realm of frustrating. And so when she goes to try and smack down all three, she seems to be downright grumpy about it. Look at that face!
And then when there are no longer fans flying at her, Kasumi begins to stomp all the way over to Mai, and if she makes it that far, she intends to try and punch her awful hard.

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Kasumi's Fierce Punch.

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Mai              1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1           Kasumi

Much like Daffy Duck, Mai somehow weaves past the punch, and then goes hopping and backflipping across the arena. She does not, however, shout 'Hoo! Woohoo! Hoohoohoo! Oohoohoohoo! Woohoohoo! Hoo!' which is probably a plus.
But now is the time for action! Now is the time to turn this fight around!
Now is the time to leap at Kasumi and go whirling past her like a one of those spinning firecrackers, complete with jets of flame!
The flame is the part that probably hurts.

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Kasumi with Hou'ou no Mai.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=======\======-\1           Kasumi

MayLee has disconnected.

Well, getting angry apparently wasn't helping. That was a pretty futile attempt, and Kasumi should've known better, but she let her temper get the better of her. The flames that come after when Mai swirls down toward her certainly aren't going to help her cool off though.
"Ngh! You're really going to pay for that!" she shouts over at Mai, rolling back to her feet from where she was knocked down, and then rushing over to the ninja's landing point and reaching for one of her arms, trying to drag it upward and hold it aloft while her other hand comes in, trying to attack with something reminiscent of an iron palm, complete with a loud shout of "Shiranui!" as she releases unseen chi.

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Kasumi's Shiranui.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

Mai lands, and finds her arm - HELD BY KASUMI.
Mai freezes for just a second. A shadow seems to pass over her face as she realizes how horrible this is.%r Lifted into the air, the kunoichi struggles and belts out a string of excuses as to why this is not a good idea. During the mad attempt to break free, Mai places her feet on Kasumi's shoulder and puuuuuushes... and wrenches her arm out of the death grip, tumbling to the ground!
"How fortunate!" she breathes, leaping to her feet. "I'll have to be more careful when it comes to getting my arms grabbed in the future. But now! Ryuuuuuu ENBU!"

COMBATSYS: Kasumi dodges Mai's Ryuu Enbu.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

When Mai plants her feet up on the smaller girl's shoulders and pushes until she can break the hold, it really throws Kasumi quite off balance. She just sort of flaps her arms and tries to get it back for a few moments before falling over completely, miraculously avoiding the sweeping flames by what seems like pure accident. They just pass right over her before running out of fuel and disappearing.
Blinking, Kasumi hurriedly sits herself back up and gets back on her feet, straightening her clothing and clearing her throat as if she's somewhat embarassed, and then promptly raising her hands and bringing down another Kasane Ate to crash into Mai's head, hopefully before she can comment.

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Kasumi's Kasane Ate.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

Thankfully, Mai has the good sense to keep moving! She tumbles past the Kasane Ate, rolling by Kasumi to a more advantageous position. Her Real Ultimate Dodging puts her somewhat off balance, but not offbalanced enough to chuck another fan at the back of Kasumi's head!
There's been too many close calls, and the kunoichi would appreciate a little time apart from her opponent!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi dodges Mai's Thrown Object.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

To make up for her earlier clumsy display, Kasumi really has to dodge this one. It's coming from behind her, where she can't see, but once you've seen those fans come spiraling at you enough times it's really not that hard to recognize the sound they make as they whistle through the air. Picking up on then, the Todoh girl moves according, twisting at the hip and pulling her head out of harm's way.
"You know, I still have to wonder how many of those you actually carry sometimes." she comments, in the middle of wheeling around and trying to rush over and grapple the ninja, trying to hold her down long enough to plant a foot on her chest and kick her away.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi successfully hits Mai with Sasshou Inshuu.

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Mai              0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

"More than you think--eek!"
Mai is unceremoniously footplanted and kicked away in the middle of her explanation! The kunoichi recovers, weezing, and looking worse for wear.
"Yeesh! I'm going to have to kick things up a notch to Serious level!"
This, of course, means another trio of fans, just because Kasumi asked.

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Kasumi with Kachou Sen.
Glancing Blow

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Mai              0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Kasumi will probably want to kick herself for that one later. True, she could have asked more directly, but she still more or less asked for those fans, and got them too. "Erk!" It seems like she's going to have barely enough time to get out of the way when she starts to dive to one side of all of all three fans, but the very last one still manages to hit her in the foot. Mai must have more control of those things than she thought! Ow!
Since that foot feels a little bit tender for the moment after being struck by a highspeed fan, when the girl from Seijyun gets back to her feet she definitely favors the other one, leaning more of her weight onto it, and she seems to want to try her own hand at throwing stuff. "Well, I still think you should have this one back! Here!"

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Kasumi's Thrown Object.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Mai leaps into the air, neatly passing over the fan - "No thanks, I've got plenty left! Let me show you!"
It's on, now. Mai has officially been challenged to FAN FLINGING. With a flourish, she removes a fan from one of the straps covering her chest, and throws it at Kasumi in retaliation!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi overcomes Thrown Object from Mai with Kasane Ate.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Kasumi cries out, "Alright, alright, I get it!" and just cuts the next fan right in half with the a sweep of her hands, bringing down another several blades of blue energy, and stepping foward to try and carry them right to everyone's favorite fanservice ninja before they can lose momentum and fizzle out.

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Kasumi's Kasane Ate.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

But Mai isn't done jumping! She flies /over/ the Kasane Ate, /over/ Kasumi, and to the other side of the arena, where she poses triumphantly!
"Well, okay, as long as you know the power of fans."

COMBATSYS: Mai focuses on her next action.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Kasumi

Kasumi is definitely starting to look pretty tired about now. And with good reason. Mai is good at running circles around people, as any ninja should be. And jumping too. And flipping... A lot of things!
At least, being the type of girl she is, Kasumi always has one thing she's really good at. And it's thankfully something she can do without moving! That thing would be... waiting. She waits, tries to calm down, and just gathers herself for what's to come.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi gathers her will.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1           Kasumi

Mai circles Kasumi for awhile, and then sees the girl pause - just like at the beginning of the match! The kunoichi leaps for the kill, darting right next to her opponent! With an intricate hand gesture, she summons up a giant spiral of flaming chi! Let's see Kasumi get out of the way of that one!

COMBATSYS: Kasumi blocks Mai's Kagero no Mai.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1           Kasumi

Mm, nope. No way she'll be able to dodge the ninja's fire for a second time. Especially since this isn't anything like the Ryuu Enbus she was having to deal with before Mai pulled out this attack she wasn't sure she remembered.
"Wh- whoa!" she shouts, and all she can really think to do is cross up her arms and try to take the burning chi on the wristguards of her gloves and hopefully not any flesh. And in the midst of this, she throws out a leg to try and kick Mai in the side.

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Kasumi's Light Kick.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1           Kasumi

Mai ducks low in a crouch, rolling under Kasumi's kick but remaining UP IN HER FACE.
She springs to her feet, spinning rapidly and skipping backwards and--
--she throws another fan.
Just joking, the fan goes wide, the thing you have to watch out for is the metal ball bearing she threw as well.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi overcomes Thrown Object from Mai with Chou Kasane Ate.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0           Kasumi

And yet, Kasumi doesn't watch for it at all. All she sees in -fan-, and she's very tired of those. Probably even moreso than she is physically tired. Wow.
"Okay, no... " she says quietly, to herself mostly, as if denying that there is yet another spinning fan coming at her face. And then she denies it further by raising her hands up high and then dragging them down through the air, all the way to the sand beneath her feet almost and pushing out as much chi as she has available to form some really wicked looking blades of chi that shoot up out of the ground and go slicing along the beach toward Mai. Those things almost look serrated. "Chou Kasane Ate!" The fan and the ballbearing are both destroyed in an instant.

Mai is blown backwards by the sudden explosion of chi! This is not good! The kunoichi goes sailing across the arena, and crumples to the ground.
She is avenged only by three giant metal fans spiraling down from the sky.

COMBATSYS: Mai can no longer fight.

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                                 |=------\-------\0           Kasumi

COMBATSYS: Kasumi blocks Mai's Mizudori no Mai.

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                                 |===----\-------\0           Kasumi

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru has joined the fight here.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

Kasumi sees those fans coming of course, but what can she really do about them? She's too tired to try to run or jump out of the way of them, so instead she just hunkers down and tries to protect her head, just like she would if they were bombs. She hates them that much. They all manage to hit her, but they just sort of bounce off of her wristguards in the end and she's left blinking when she peek out from behind them. Mai is out, and that means her apprentice, or little brother, or whoever the one they said had the last name as her kunoichi friend is.
"O- oh. Right then." she says, clearing her throat and starting to call up her power again by getting into a horse stance and bringing one fist back to her hip. She's not in any condition to rush into things, she thinks.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi focuses on her next action.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

Hokutomaru blinks hugely. Mai... fell down. Oh god, that's /really/ not good. "Ok, ok, ok! I can do this... remember your training. You can do this, Hokutomaru. You're a Shiranui Ninja! You are trained by Andy Bogard! You can do this! I can do this!" And for all that talk, he's practically hyperventilating. He walks forward and takes his sisters place on the battlefield, dropping into a battle position, "Shiranui Hokutomaru... nice to meet you." He closes his eyes and calms himself, looking around quickly for something he can use to his advantage. Well... there /are/ an awful lot of fans laying around, aren't there? Hmm. He jumps from one to another, getting a large handful of them and just... starts flinging them one after another towards Kasumi, "Hyah, hyah, hyah, hyah, hyah, hyah!"

COMBATSYS: Kasumi dodges Hokutomaru's Large Thrown Object.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

Kasumi just gets this -look- on her face when the boy procceeds to scoop up all of those fans that litter the beach around them and proceeds to chuck them all at her. Her expression seems to say 'We are so not having that.' And just before they start to come within reach of her, she throws herself forward into a small somersault and rolls across the sand until the barrage of fans stops, coming up right in front of Hokutomaru and trying to chop him right on the collarbone with the blade of her hand. "Hmph!"

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru dodges Kasumi's Fierce Punch.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kasumi

Hokutomaru shows why Shiranui is in his name, following in his sisters footsteps and doing a backflip into the air to avoid the attack headed his way. So, fans aren't his thing. He isn't trained in the art of the fan, but there is something he is trained in, the deadly shuriken. Even as he's still raising back up into the air, just as he begins to face Kasumi again, the little ninja pulls one and flings it at her, watching it's path as he drops into a three point stance.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits Kasumi with Shuriken.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Kasumi

Rolling like that kind of takes a lot of of a girl like Kasumi. She's not meant to do it very often. Just not her style. Either it made her a little dizzy, or she's just more worn out than she had assumed, but whichever the case may be, after Hokutomaru flips out of the way and leaves her to complete her chop unobstructed, she ends up dropping to one knee, and she's down just long enough to catch that ninja star he threw at her right in shoulder as she cries out in surprise, "...rrgh!."
Yanking it back out, she takes a deep shaky breath and pushes back to her feet just long enough to drag herself over to him and try to slash at him with one of the sharp edges of it, only to fall back into the sand rather unceremoniously and seeming to pass out.

COMBATSYS: Kasumi can no longer fight.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru dodges Kasumi's Random Weapon.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: DongHwan has joined the fight here.

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DongHwan         0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Dong Hwan has been here the whole match, naturally. But rather than pay attention to the fight at hand, he's been off to the side, talking to a young girl in the audience, Kasumi's grunt manages to draw Dong Hwan's attention however, the Korean boy turning around to observe the fight for a moment. Hrm, one or the other is going to go down any second now...
Turning back to the girl who he's been smalltalking the whole fight, Dong lifts one finger up to kiss his fingertip, reaching out to tap the girli on the nose with the kissed finger. "I gotta go, I'm almost up." He lingers long enough for her to react however she will, which in this case happens to be a quiet giggle and a wave, before Dong Hwan makes one last comment, and heads off towards the fighting area. "See you around, beautiful."
"Y, you!" Dong Hwan notices who he's fighting, finally. "I get to fight you again, huh? And this time in a real match! Hah... hah hah." Dong Hwan laughs to himself, one fist lifting up towards the kid, his fighting stance as unrefined as they get. "I feel so immature, beating up such a beautiful woman's younger brother..." After all, he /did/ notice Mai, because, well, she's female. Even if she's down, for now. "You won't hold it against me if I don't take it easy on you, eh, kid?"
Oh by the way it's OWNAGE TIME.

Mai comes to, on a stretcher on the side of the arena. She glances over, seeing Kasumi next to her.
"Kasumi, you should dress nicer. We'll go shopping after we go to King's bar."
Ow, headache.

Hokutomaru for one knew who his next opponent was going to be. These things are good to look up, really. He watches with a level head, carefully studying his opponent. He nods a little, "It's me alright. You hit me pretty hard last time..." His eyes suddenly turn into complete innocence, and he pouts in the direction of the girls Dong Hwan just blew kisses to. And who can't resist that? Flirty charm's got nothing on an adorable younger brother! He then shakes his head a little, saying in a meek little voice, "No... I won't hold it against you..." He bats his eyelashes. Now that he's done with that his face gets a little more serious, "And... don't hold it against me if I don't hold back, either." A little smile, a quick flick of his wrist, and a shruiken is heading right for Dong Hwan's forehead.

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

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DongHwan         0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Xiangfei has been here the whole match too! And there were a.. Er.. Couple of reasons for that. In her usual street clothes of baggy pants and an oversized basketball jersey, she's given her fair share of cheering, but most of her energy's gone into her Omega-Gulp soda, 124 ounces of liquid slurpee goodness.
But a biiig slurp has given her killer brain freeze, and thus being the victim of Donghwans... Well.. Don juan-ness is very delayed. In fact she's still winceing long after he's gone off after what he did to her nose, "... Annnhh.." she moans lightly, her face red as a beet, and brings a hand to her forehead.

And then she finally recovers, swirling eyes turning normal again, and slowly recollecting what just happened- Her face turns bright red for a different reason now, her eyebrow twitching as she clenches her free hand into a fist, "Wh... Wha... Wh... B... B.... Wh.... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!"

Perhaps Xiangfei's howling is why Dong Hwan got hit. Thanks a lot, after he was so nice as to kiss her on the nose by proxy even!
The flying bladed object ends up hitting him squarely in the chest instead, chest squarely, because a shuriken sticking in the forehead doesn't even make sense. "That hurt." Dong Hwan says around a wince as he's hit, the object piercing him shallowly, grabbed with a hand and held for the moment, one of the... arms? ...of the thrown weapon dotted with Dong Hwan's blood. "Don't think that it will save you though!"
And then the shruiken is sent right back for Hokutomaru, the object weighted down due to Dong Hwan's addition to the object, but still flying for Hokutomaru quite quickly. What? Who says non-ninjas can't use shurikens?

Kasumi couldn't really account for the short span of time between when that shuriken first fell from her hand and just now, where she's able to open her eyes again. She finds herself off on the sidelines next to Mai, in a stretcher of her own, and she immediately starts holding her newly bandaged arm. Hey, those guys are fast.
"Uh, s- sure Mai. Sounds good." she says with a small smile.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru overcomes Thrown Object from DongHwan with Shuriken.

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DongHwan         0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Mimiru has disconnected.

Hokutomaru things back... back to the last time someone threw his own shurikens at him... what happened back then? Oh, that's right! And so, the cycle repeats itself, the small ninja pulling three more out, throwing the first shuriken at the one Dong Hwan threw and simply knocking it out of the sky, sending it flying off at an odd angle, while the other two begin to follow the same path towards his chest.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan dodges Hokutomaru's Shuriken.

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DongHwan         0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Forget that. Dong Hwan isn't about to drag this projectile war out any further, since, well. Hokutomaru is the king of projectiles. So instead he just jumps right over the shuriken, flying towards the young ninja with a large, goofy grin on his face. "Hah! Keep it up, kid, you're not hitting anything but air!" And then he jackknifes down at a sharp angle, delivering a barrage of kicks for Hokutomaru's chest, three kicks in total with alternating legs. It's not refined, it's not even all that skillful, but it's certainly ferocious. Informality is no hindrance to Dong Hwan.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru dodges DongHwan's Hishou Kyaku.

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DongHwan         0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru grins to Dong Hwan as he speeds down towards him, jumping backwards twice in rapid succession, ending up far in front of where the attack lands. He sticks up his hand and waggles a finger, "You're not going to get away from me that easily!" Another grin, "Now you see me, now you don't!" He reaches into his pocket and produces an already lit smokebomb, but instead of using it to disappear he throws the item at the Tae Kwan Do user.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan negates Thrown Object from Hokutomaru with Thrown Object.

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DongHwan         0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Crouching as he lands, Dong Hwan glares over at Hokutomaru. "Slippery." He grunts. Then has to deal with the next attack. A smoke bomb? Hmph. Well, it bursts a little early, as Dong Hwan reaches down to rip one of his foot guards right off, throwing the clumsy object at the smoke bomb, causing it to go off before impact with the Korean. The smoke screen gives him time to start advancing on Hokutomaru, trying to rush him down while the screen is covering him, making it hard for the kid to throw more objects at him...

Hokutomaru blinks a little and watches the puff of smoke. "Oops... that was the small one..." He tsks a little at himself and reaches into his pocket, producing one three times the size of the first, "Better!" He grins at Dong Hwan and moves forward himself, the bombs fuse cutting down quickly. And as Hokutomaru tries to pass him by, he tosses it ever so lightly, "Catch!"

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits DongHwan with Large Thrown Object.

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DongHwan         0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Knocked over by the blast, Dong Hwan is left on the ground, smoking slightly. He pulls himself up to his feet quickly enough however, scowling over in Hokutomaru's direction. "You wuss!" He hollers. "Fight me like a man, kid!"
Deciding his tactics aren't working, he pauses, watching the kid carefully. This is going to take some tact, rather than a berserk approach. The kid's just too small for Dong Hwan to win that way.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan focuses on his next action.

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DongHwan         0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru grins at Dong Hwan, "But, but! I'm just a poor little kid, if I fight like a man I'll get a boo boo!" He grins even more, "Or is it just that /your/ the little kid, and you can't handle my power? But... I promise I won't throw a shuriken or a smoke bomb at you, really I do!" He smiles brightly and reaches into his pocket, pulling out a large, curved, double-bladed knife. He tosses it into the air, causing it to flip end over end, and then twists around, catching it as it falls and flinging it sidearm towards Dong Hwan.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan interrupts Large Thrown Object from Hokutomaru with Kuu Sa Jin.

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DongHwan         0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Dong Hwan's hot blooded, baby. He has FURY. And when that fury is channeled right, it ends up with absorbing a knife, or rather letting it graze his arm, as six kicks slam in to Hokutomaru's gut. The kid is sent airborne by the power of the hits, Dong Hwan finally getting a solid hit on the kid in.
At the top of the attack, time slows down enough that Dong Hwan can make another attack, this one in the form of a blown Kiss to Xiangfei, mid flip. Thrown object! And with that out of the way he delivers the final kick to kid ninja, kicking him back down to the sand below the pair, landing lightly himself, nearby. "/That/ is power." Dong Hwan assures confidently, to Hokutomaru.

"Kick his butt, Hoku!" cries Xiangfei, having long since gotten over the initial shock of Dong's antics, and pumps a fist in the air. A bunch of those ninja techniques are pretty easy to dig, but his taunt motions could use a little work.
Though.. It wasn't that she really disliked Dong Hwan, he was a pretty cool guy when he wasn't busy being full of himself. So in a change of heart, she crosses her arms and adds, "Do your best D--Grrk."
She slaps a hand over her face that suddenly gets very red in embarassment again, and she sinks a little lower into her seat. Ok, a lot lower into her seat. If Hoku doesn't kill him, she very may will.

Hokutomaru certainly didn't see that coming; Dong Hwan rushing forward and simply taking the knife like it's nothing. The kicks certainly don't do anything to re-assure him, either. He slams into the ground hard, holding onto his gut after being smacked back down to the ground. At least it was a soft landing! The little guy stands up slowly, a few harsh coughs escaping him while he holds his stomach. A weak but strengthening smile is sent to Dong Hwan, "You're right! We both have great power! This is going to be a great fight!" He blinks a little and looks over to Xiangfei. A tiny wave is sent her way. He then turns back to Dong, and goes back into a normal fighting stance. Poof! He's gone! Poof! He's above the teenagers head, plummeting down towards the ground while he reaches back and pulls out his bokken that motion turning fluidly into a long arcing swing, orange Chi flowing behind the weapon itself as Hokutomaru lets out a scream.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan blocks Hokutomaru's Rakka-zan.

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DongHwan         0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Dong Hwan grins at Hokutomaru, not agreeing with his words necessarily, but he doesn't refute them either, perhaps agreeing with them silently. Far be it for Dong Hwan to admit anyone in the world is better than him, but that's not to say this will be boring for him!
So, Dong Hwan decides to employ some of his energy talents, finally. Arms are lifted to block the aerial attack, absorbing the hit with some effort. And immediately a flip follows, the leg leading surrounded in some electric energy, the field giving the kid a good jolt should Dong Hwan succeed in his plan to kick him in the shoulder.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru dodges DongHwan's Raimei Zan.

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DongHwan         0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru spins in the air after the blocked attack attempt, dropping straight to the ground and pressing flat when Dong Hwan flips, sending the electrified spike head right over the top of him. The little ninja looks a little relieved when Dong Hwan sails over, and takes a deep breath. He spirals into non-existence even while the other completes his attack, the Shiranui again appearing right above his opponent, the sword again coming out and swinging hard, a second trail of chi following not far away from where the first originated.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits DongHwan with Rakka-zan.

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DongHwan         0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Oof! "What, running out of tricks? Gotta keep doing the same thing over and over?" Dong Hwan taunts after he's hit, though clearly the damage is starting to add up. Of course, it works this time, but only because he was trying to duck out of the way as opposed to block it, and just wasn't quick enough. Smacked in the head, Dong Hwan staggers back a few steps, grunting softly and holding still for a long moment. Static pops start forming in the air around him, electricity surging all over his body, traveling through him and eventually hitting the ground, small jolts of static rolling out across the sand in every direction. Good thing he's not in the water.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan gathers his will.

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

Hokutomaru watches the static form around him, the raw electrical power arcing over Dong Hwan's body. This doesn't bode all that well for the little ninja, he's going to have to be very careful about how he proceeds, that much he knows. The way of the ninja includes stealth and slight of hand, trickery combined with cloak and dagger tactics. How could he force Dong Hwan into making a poor decision... how could he make him slip... Oh forget it, just throw another shuriken at him.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits DongHwan with Thrown Object.

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

Dong Hwan gets hit. By another projectile. Dong Hwan can't really do much against the barrage of them, but the impacts are more annoying than painful. Rushing for Hokutomaru, Dong Hwan tries to grab the kid by the collar, holding him still. "Stop squirming, you jackass!" Dong Hwan says in regards to the projectiles and dodging, trying to punch the kid in the face a single time, just a brute for approach. And given the option the hold won't be released--Hokutomaru has shown his main game is the range game, so Dong Hwan just needs to get in close and overpower him, now.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan successfully hits Hokutomaru with Quick Punch.

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DongHwan         1/--=====/=======|=======\=------\1       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru just isn't quick enough this time, the punch flying out to his face and smacking him good. His head whips back and rights itself quickly, though he does stumble back half a step. The little ninja looks somewhat worried, but he's not going to give up. He jumps backwards, landing far away from Dong Hwan. He then reaches into his pocket and produces a trio of shurikens, flinging them at his opponent all at once. And then he does this again. And again. And again. Finally, he follows this barrage with a very large shuriken, twisting his body around and throwing it at Dong Hwan with all the power he has.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits DongHwan with Chou Hissatsu Shuriken EX.

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DongHwan         2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Pelted with shurikens, Dong Hwan ends up falling over, unable to do anything to save himself against them all. The final shuriken slams in to his chest, but he doesn't fall over. Instead, the hit is taken in full as Dong Hwan charges straight for Hokutomaru, jumping for him and delivering a sharp kick to his gut. And if that lands, a harder, faster, more vicious Kuu Sa Jin follows, eight kicks sending him in to the air, a flip sending Hokutomaru back down to the sand... And Dong Hwan is following behind, doing what he can to follow this attack up with a second one.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru dodges DongHwan's Super Dong Hwan Kyaku.

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DongHwan         0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Hokutomaru waits, timing his movements perfectly. He has to be dead on his game for this to work. Dong Hwan rushes forward at him, trying to kick him into the stomach, but right as he does Hokutomaru jumps high into the air, doing a slow backflip into the air. He waits for the correct moment, and when he just begins to flip over in the air he reaches into his pocket and produces a single shuriken, throwing it at his target and watching it go in, again landing in a three-point stance.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan dodges Hokutomaru's Shuriken.

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DongHwan         0/-------/=======|=------\-------\0       Hokutomaru

Dong Hwan stops, suddenly, and starts wandering around. What's he doing? It's hard to tell, but a fluid backwards, limbo style bend sends the Shuriken flying over him. He's not scowling. He's not smiling, either. No, the complete lack of emotion on his face, the most rare thing to see on Dong Hwan's expression, shows that he's SEETHING MAD on the inside.
His wandering happens to have him going by just about all four bazillion objects that were thrown in this fight. He ends up with fans, bomb shells, shurikens, knives, rocks, basically everything he can fit in his arms. And then he jumps at Hokutomaru, the anger finally showing on his face as he starts beating him with all these objects. "Frickin' kid! This is a fight! Keep your god damn toys at home, in your room with the ninja turtle wall paper, under your race car bed!" Which is of course an insult, even if Hokutomaru actually /has/ both of those things.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru dodges DongHwan's Random Weapon.

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

Hokutomaru has a small sweatdrop going down the back of his head when Dong Hwan seemingly goes berserk on him. He jumps high, high into air when the stuff gets swung at him, and once he reaches the top of his arc... he jumps again, climbing up even higher. Slowly, a little smile begins to grow on his face, and he spreads his arms and legs wide, intent on landing right on Dong Hwan, "KAMAKAZI! BANZAI!!!" He attempts to then land on top of him, wrap his legs around his waist, and proceed to claw him four times in the face. Hard.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan dodges Hokutomaru's Hikkaki.

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

Hokutomaru actually succeeds, kind of. He does grab on to Dong Hwan. But with pure force, Dong Hwan flips Hokutomaru over, sending him to the ground instead, or, hopefully at least, before any claws get off. And should he get them there, he'd then drop down, one knee on Hokutomaru's head. "Stay down, kid, or I'll destroy you!" Dong Hwan hisses out to him, still quite angered by the chain of events.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan successfully hits Hokutomaru with Tai-Otoshi.

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

Hokutomaru does indeed hit the sand. The soft, soft sand. That's not to say that it didn't hurt, but it's not exactly a devastating blow to his small frame... not like those other attacks would have done to him. He springs back to his feet and breathes in and out, concentrating. He hops back twice, pulls out a shuriken and throws it at him.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan blocks Hokutomaru's Thrown Object.

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

Here goes everything. The shuriken grazes his forearm, the light tap almost sending him falling over. He teeters slightly, before jumping for Hokutomaru, trying to kick the kid in the face a single time, hopefully hard enough to knock him over. And if he does, Hokutomaru gets such a stomping, you wouldn't even believe. 'Yamazaki' in style, Dong Hwan just starts stomping the crap out of the kid, an... unusual twist on his normal version of this super, but Dong Hwan is nothing if not adoptable. And should the stomps work, Dong Hwan would then pick Hokutomaru back up off the ground with one hand, the kid light enough for him to manage this easily, and then kick him squarely in the butt, punting the kid with the strongest, pure physical kick he can manage.

COMBATSYS: DongHwan successfully hits Hokutomaru with Super Dong Hwan Kyaku.

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

Hokutomaru gets the royal crap kicked out of him, hit after hit after hit. It's like there's no end to the horrible barrage of pain being pushed upon him. But, there's not anything he can do to stop the kicks, and he gets slammed into the ground, hard. The little ninja lets out a soft cry when he gets up, reaching into his pocket and pulling out a scroll. He practically crawls over to within range of Dong Hwan, clutching the scroll tightly into his hand. He doesn't make it up off of the ground before the winds of chi begin to surround him, kicking up insane amounts of sand into the air. Hokutomaru can only hope that he catches Dong Hwan within the torrent, even as he passes out from the effort, sweet, gentle darkness surrounding him.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru can no longer fight.

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DongHwan         0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: DongHwan dodges Hokutomaru's Chou Hissatsu Tatsumaki.

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DongHwan         0/-------/------=|

Dong Hwan backs up a few steps, leaving the winds missing him. With the kid fallen down, Dong Hwan grunts loudly once, before relaxing finally. It's over, he won, somehow. "You put up a good fight kid. For a second there I thought you might manage to take me down... but my genius is proven once again!" Dong Hwan laughs heartily, before turning away form the kid, letting the paramedics deal with him. He wanders over to Xiangfei, smiling at her slightly as he says, "Hey, I could use some eats after the medical attention. Feel like going with me?" He asks, calm and cool as he can be, a stark difference from the rage he was feeling while trying to beat Hokutomaru with every object he could fit in his arms.

Xiangfei can't help but be a little disappointed with the results, but hopefully the young ninja won't be too horribly disappointed; after all, what fun is it having a mopey Hokutomaru trapp- Er.. I mean, as company at your home? The chinese girl looks a bit thoughtful until Donghwan approaches, and the Heavenly Hip-Hop Honey replies, "Food, you say? You're paying right?" clearly interested in the offer! But on the other hand, "Well, I don't know, do you still want to invite me with that bruise on your nose?"

"Huh?" Dong Hwan asks, crossing his eyes for a moment, a hand lifting up to touch his nose. "OW! Ow ow ow ow..." He complains, before shaking his head at Xiangfei a bit, "Maybe I should rest first..." Dong Hwan mumbles, and it's true, he is pretty badly wounded, if not down. "But I just won a fight... that means I could buy a /lot/ of fish burgers." Dong Hwan reminds the Chinese honey with a wink. Hey, it's not often he comes across a girl who he can share his gluttony with! Of course he'd be fond of Xiangfei. "Alright, I'll call you up tomorrow. Or monday maybe." Whenever he feels like it, basically.

Log created by Megumi, and last modified on 16:36:10 10/02/2005.