SNF 2005.10 - Megumi vs Sakura

Description: Megumi and Sakura face off once more -- this time, in the center of the Metro City Mall! (Winner: Sakura)

An afternoon match at the mall. In Metro City, no less. At least there's a decent-sized crowd interested in watching this. Megumi steps into the mall, keeping to the first floor...there is that fighting-merchandise store, the area outside it cleared up so a match can go on. The owner doesn't mind; means there's more customers in there buying stuff while they watch.

Megumi goes through her usual ritual; wave to the crowd, take a moment to talk to a few, and give out a wristband to someone, leaving her with just one. Once that's done, she steps back to where the fight will be, and waits...

Sakura, naturally, is a bit late here. Even though she'd had plenty of time to prepare, she ... got lost. She hasn't actually -been- to this mall before, since it was closed last time.
Now? Well, Sakura's dashing right on up to the area cleared off. Workign her way through the crowd, the uniformed schoolgirl dashes up... and raises her fist out towards Megumi. "Okay! Let's do this!" But in the meantime, she just pulls that fist back, elbows locking at her side as a mighty breeze kicks up around her. "Whenever you're ready, 'gumi!"

COMBATSYS: Sakura gathers her will.

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Megumi           0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0           Sakura

Megumi takes Sakura up on that, and shows her readiness by rushing towards Sakura with a fist held beside her head. Bright red energy surrounds that fist, and as Megumi draws closer, she thrusts a straight punch at Sakura's midsection, intending to vent the energy onto her opponent if it hits.

COMBATSYS: Sakura blocks Megumi's Crimson Blast.

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Megumi           0/-------/------=|=======\-------\0           Sakura

Throwing her hands up, Sakura lets her handguards absorb the brunt of the energy. Isn't saying much, since she still lets out a yelp of pain. That stuff hurts! Staggering backward, Sakura nonetheless seems a bit pleased. "No complaints here! HAA!" Sakura whips her foot around sharply, revolving around for what could be up to three kicks to the upper torso. "Shunpuu-kyaku!"

COMBATSYS: Sakura successfully hits Megumi with Shunpuu Kyaku.

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Megumi           0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1           Sakura

Megumi brings her hand back after striking at Sakura, only to see Sakura only taking a few moments to recover. Incoming spinkicks. Megumi bridges backwards from the first as part of an evasive cartwheel, but is then struck in the ribs as she finishes said cartwheel, going down to the ground. Good hit, though she immediately vaults back to her feet, and aims to grab at one of Sakura's arms with one hand, and try to wrap the other hand around Sakura's neck. If she gets it, she'll spin and apply downward momentum to the neck, to hopefully take Sakura to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Sakura fails to interrupt Medium Throw from Megumi with Shou'ou Ken EX.

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Megumi           0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1           Sakura

Well... yeah. Sakura sees Megumi coming towards her, and has every intention of not only giving Megumi one hand, but two! One being in the form of a fist aimed at the pink-haired girl's stomach. It sadly doesn't happen though, as Megumi's just a smidge quicker to the draw -- Sakura's pulled out of the attempted uppercut and slammed to the ground with nothing to show for it. ... Well, unless you're one of the spectators, in which case she has everything to show for it. But enough about that -- Sakura tries to kip back to her feet afterwards, grinning. "Heh, this is what it's all about, right here!" Is she enjoying the fight? Definitely!

Megumi presses her advantage as Sakura is taken down. "Eh? What..?" Sounds a little confused by that enthusiastic remark, giving Sakura just enough time to stand up unopposed. Then, Megumi's leaping into the air, inverting, and diving towards Sakura with another energy-wrapped fist as her body twirls. She's aiming for a shoulder, generally.

COMBATSYS: Sakura interrupts Crimson Spiral Knuckle from Megumi with Shou'ou Ken.

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Megumi           1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1           Sakura

If at first you don't succeed, keep mashing the button! Sakura learned from her mistake, here, and figured that Megumi wouldn't =exactly= have expected her to make the same attempt again. Seems her gambit pays off, as Megumi comes leaping down at Sakura with her energy-bundled fist -- Sakura meets her in mid air with an uppercut. They both hit at just about the same time, with the Ansatsuken prodigy's uppercut targeting Megumi's inverted ribcage. "SHOOOU'OOOU KEN!"

Megumi is sent up and back from the charging uppercut, and it looks like she got the worst of the exchange, tumbling back on the ground a few times. "Just like him, huh? Well, guess you were training with him..." She's slower to get up this time, but leaps at Sakura again, and also inverts once more. Her hands go down to try and grab at Sakura while passing overhead, and should she get it, she'll use the momentum to pull Sakura down once again.

COMBATSYS: Sakura blocks Megumi's Flood Reversal.

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Megumi           1/------=/=======|=======\=====--\1           Sakura

"Heh, I guess so!" False modesty, in this case... since Sakura's pretty darn smug about having trained, and tournament battled, under Ryu's tutelage. When Megumi leaps for her though, Sakura adopts a defensive stance, lowering just enough so that Megumi can't get a full hold -- though she does get shoved off to the side a bit in the process. "Oof. Yeah, basically!" But Sakura's no sitting duck -- she's already springing back at Megumi in an attempt to snag her arm, with which she'd spin around, hopefully hammer-tossing Megumi off in a completely =different= direction. "Hyaaa!"

COMBATSYS: Sakura successfully hits Megumi with Medium Throw.

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Megumi           1/----===/=======|=======\======-\1           Sakura

That'll work. Megumi doesn't land as cleanly as she hoped since Sakura didn't go down easily at all. Her arm is caught, and she tries to jump out of the hold, but is slung away and into a nearby bench. Megumi gets back up with another handspring, but looks tired after it. Nonetheless, she's back on the move and charges after Sakura, sliding low along the ground to grab at Sakura's legs. If she gets it, she'll yank Sakura to the floor and begin twisting an ankle...

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Sakura with Storm Hold.

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Megumi           1/--=====/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Sakura

... yeah, Sakura's not too good at defending against low attacks like that. Difficult angle, and all that. End result? Sakura gets tugged to the floor and her ankle gets twisted. "Ah-ah-OW! Snap, that.... " It might hurt a bit too much to do anything except for, perhaps, kicking her, right?
... Yeah, well. She's only got one ankle at this point, the other one's going to be revolving around to smack her, much like her earlier Shunpuu Kyaku. Only... different this time. "You asked for it!" she chirps -- clearly still in a good mood just the same.

COMBATSYS: Megumi fails to interrupt Strong Kick from Sakura with Exceed Charge.
- Power hit! -

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Megumi           0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1           Sakura

Megumi gets her twist, and begins to let go as she flicks her wrist off to the side, creating an energy-line that races up her arm, down her body, leg...ending on her foot. She raises that foot to snap a kick down at Sakura, and right as she does...she's /actually/ kicked, instead of merely using it to project an attack. Her 'setup kick' goes up towards the ceiling, sending the energy ray uselessly up towards it, where it fades a few seconds later as Megumi falls down...staring up at the ceiling, /slowly/ working her way up...

It's easy for Sakura to get a bit cocky in a fight like this... which is =very= odd considering the usual difficulties she has in facing Megumi. Especially when she sees the attack she dreads the most forming as that single hard kick whips out. But her momentum seems to have paid off here, and as much as Sakura -could- stop to let Megumi get up... this is an enormous adrenaline high for the fighting fangirl.
"I'm sure you've got a way out of this, but if not, forgive me..." Cupping her hands to her side, a blue aura swirling between her palms, it should be obvious why Sakura's apologizing when she follows up with the word, "Shinkuuuu..." And after she takes another step forward, she unleashes the swirling vortex of energy at Megumi with a loud cry of "HADOOOOOUKEN!" echoing throughout the mall interior. Of course, Megumi might be more interested in the swooshing sound of the fireball itself, hurtling towards her.

COMBATSYS: Sakura successfully hits Megumi with Shinkuu Hadouken.

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Megumi           1/------=/=======|==-----\-------\0           Sakura

Megumi does not. She's just finished getting to her feet, and is basically staggering around, dazed. When the larger Hadouken comes in, she tries to jump over it and instead is struck in the hip and legs, tumbling towards Sakura. She gets up...just not very smoothly. One more leap; a lunge at Sakura to try and wrap arms around her, then begin spinning and jump backwards, bridging back to try and slam Sakura into the ground. Anything after that will strike easily; she has no real defense to speak of at this point, Sakura may well have this match won.

COMBATSYS: Megumi can no longer fight.

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Sakura           0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Sakura blocks Megumi's Tornado Slam.

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Sakura           0/-------/-----==|

Sakura's a bit winded by the time she whips that Hadouken out... mind, she's gone remarkably -light- on the fireball coverage, considering. But even still, with the way Megumi's quick enough to snap her arms about her, Sakura's just a bit confused here. She struggles with the old a bit, but with Megumi having been hit, Sakura shifts into a much better position to land on the ground, curling up as much as she can so that her feet can take =some= of the pain off. Breaking free of the hold in the landing process, Sakura's juuust about to finish things off with a punch -- until she realizes she doesn't really have to, with Megumi too weak to stand this time. "Oof. ... Good fight, Megumi! It was fun!" She holds up her fist for the sake of showmanship, as the SNF officials go about declaring her the winner. You know the drill, right?

COMBATSYS: Sakura takes no action.

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Sakura           0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Sakura has ended the fight here.

Log created by Sakura, and last modified on 15:06:55 10/15/2005.