SNF 2005.11 - Kula vs Benimaru

Description: This match is illegal in all fifty US States. Fortunately for the fighters involved, it's taking place in Japan. (Winner: Kula)

Chinatown is apparently one of the more popular spots to hold fighting events it would seem, maybe because the vicinity holds such a different atmosphere than other parts of Southtown.
So one should take a moment to appreciate it's uh.. Differences. Or, you could just head on over to a closed off street where the 8th Match of the Saturday Night Fight is taking place. The street's been cleaned up and cleared out, two sides cut off by barricades for the fans to stand behind and shriek themselves stupid.
Benimaru Nikaido is bitching to himself about not being in the main event again- This is nothing new. While the cheers and cries of his fans in this part of town helps his mood a bit, he's still obviously very disappointed. He's dressed in attire to be expected of the model, black pants and mesh shirt, hair for the moment worn down.
The announcer then goes in his usual routine, introducing both fighters as a signal for them to meet face to face in the center of the 'arena'. As he makes his way over he tightens up his gloves, patiently waiting for his icy opponent.

COMBATSYS: Benimaru has started a fight here.

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Benimaru         0/-------/-------|

The call goes out for the fighters to step into the area, and Benimaru is true to the rules of the fight. And when he steps out...there's nobody there to meet him. It takes people a moment to realize that Kula Diamond isn't there waiting, and people start to look around. A few sounds of 'Well, she was here an hour ago' and 'Didn't anybody see where she went?' start to circle through the crowd, and all the people can do is wonder the same thing. Where is Kula Diamond?
Well, she's a block away, staring in horror at the glass window in front of her. That's right, Kula found a Chinese restraunt an hour ago, and decided she wanted an egg roll before the fight. However, instead, she's spent the last 59 minutes staring with wide eyes and slack jaw at the dead animals hanging from ropes. And the eel in a jar. And the poor baby pig that one of the chefs is starting to carve up.
Yes, Kula /just/ saw the movie "Babe" the other day.
Her hair shifts to blue and she seems to be gathering up her chi as the temperature around her suddenly plummets dangerously, and raises a fist like she's going to strike against the building...when a child's voice speaks up behind her. "Miss Kula, can I have an autograph?"
This snaps Kula out of it, and she pauses and looks back at the girl. ...she has the same color hair Kula normally has. And the same color eyes. For a moment, Kula wonders if this is what she would have looked like if she had been that age. She smiles, the temperature rising a little, and reaches out to take the pen and scribble down her name on the pad of paper there. A- ...oh, nutbunnies! The fight! Kula takes off running towards the ring, and then squeezes past the crowd. "Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, erm, ex-excuse me." Finally, she stumbles out past the barricade, does an awkward hop as she regains her footing, and looks around sheepishly. "S-sorry."
...wait a minute, haven't they already fought in these tournaments before?

COMBATSYS: Kula has joined the fight here.

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Kula             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Benimaru

Benimaru though he had seen Kula a little while ago himself, before he went to get himself some tea. So his expression as he finds himself just... Standing there, is a little awkward, "..?" He clears his throat, once the young fighter makes her way over at last, then shakes his head with a little chuckle, "It's all right.. I'm almost afraid to ask if you've met Sakura," he replies in his usual gentle tone, right hand raising to brush through his hair- His transformation isn't nearly as cool as Kulas (figurativly and literally) but who was he to deny his fans his trademark moves? His hand slips upward, sparks dancing from his fingertips and the blonde locks become the Tower of Power (tm). "It's a pleasure to see you again," he then murmurs, as the announcer then gives the 'GO!!' to signify the start of the fight. Beni, of course, doesn't initiate a thing, instead flicking his wrist to produce a rose, that he hands to the younger fighter, "This is for you. Here's to a beautiful match, all right?"

COMBATSYS: Benimaru takes no action.

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Kula             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Benimaru

Kula's still a bit put off by the fact she just saw a pig that sang 'Jingle Bells' sliced into with a huge meat cleaver. Or rather, she closed her eyes right before the blade hit, so, she assumes it was a slice. Maybe it was a chop. Or a hacking motion, like she sees people in the NESTS lab do now and agaiohgodshethinksshesgoingtobe-
Pausing before Benimaru, Kula suddenly doubles over like she's going to be violently ill. Not in front of the fans, Kula. They didn't come here to see you throw up the undigested parts of your Happy Meal from earlier (Chicken Little toys, ~squeal!~).
Kula picks herself up, and then smiles at Benimaru to show she's okay. "T-thank you. Good luck." She takes the rose, and...well, tucks it into her breast pocket, since she really has nowhere else to keep it. And then she moves back a step, takes a deep breath, and then jumps forward with a foot extended, aiming for Benimaru's chest.

COMBATSYS: Benimaru blocks Kula's Light Kick.

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Kula             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Benimaru

Benimaru quirks a blonde brow to Kula, in mild concern. It was obvious to him that her mind wasn't completely on the fight /or/ himself, and that alone is worthy of dire concern. Maybe he should take her to a doctor? Rose accepted though, he gives a hesitant smile, "You're sure n-"
Kula gives her response in form of an action, his arm snapping to the side to deflect the kick, "... was it something I said?" he asks, mostly to himself, but whatever. Her kick is responded with one of his own, the model dancing lightly on his feet, crouching to throw a quick jab at his opponents side, "Hnf!"

COMBATSYS: Benimaru successfully hits Kula with Jab Punch.

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Kula             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0         Benimaru

Yeah, her mind is off the fight, which is why Kula doesn't even see the blow come to her side, and she stumbles a few steps. Taking a few more deep breaths now that the taste of bile is out of her mouth, Kula slowly turns around, and smiles at Benimaru. "Thank you." And then she's charging in again, clasping her hands together. Ice forms around them, giving her lower arms the appearance of a club of ice, and she suddenly spins around, holding out her arms, trying to connect her blunt force weapon with Benimaru. It's...really the only way she can get any force behind her punches.

COMBATSYS: Kula successfully hits Benimaru with Medium Punch.

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Kula             0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0         Benimaru

".. You're welcome?" Benimaru replies to the thanks, and.. Then chuckles a little again- Fighting Kula has always been amusing to him in one way or another, it's never easy to tell what's on her mind. The ice trick catches him a bit off-guard, eyes widening as he slips under and past, but not enough as it hits him right in the back, "Nngh,"
Unconventional.. But impressive! Again the blow is returned though, the shootfighter sweeping his left arm low with a stong backhand to the stomach, "Try this!"

COMBATSYS: Kula fails to interrupt Medium Punch from Benimaru with Slider Shoot.

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Kula             0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0         Benimaru

A counter-attack! But Kula wasn't done with her combo yet! The girls's arms snap free from the ice block, and it crashes down on the ground with a thud. Kula then finishes her spin and starts to duck down to kick her legs out at Benimaru's feet...just in time to catch what was supposed to be a hand to her stomach in the face. So that's what a 'pimpslap' is. She hears about those at school. Kula falls backward onto the ground, and then picks herself back up and shakes her head free. That hurt.

... Wait a minute.. This isn't going to get Benimaru arrested, is he? He still remembers what Mai said loud and clear, and he will not hesitate to just turn around and run away straight this minute if the police sirens go of, damnit. Hearing only cheers though, he figures he must be all right,
There's a pause for just a moment, and then he goes back into action, reaching for Kula then, "Heads up, Miss!" is about as much warning as he can give, as he snaps his knee up to her stomach again is he gets the hold on her shoulders- just one instead of his usual two.. Or three.

COMBATSYS: Benimaru successfully hits Kula with Catch and Shoot.

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Kula             0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0         Benimaru

Believe it or not, Kula does know what she's doing in this fight. This is the same girl who managed to go up against both Charlie and Shisou. She just...isn't showing it here, apparently. The girl 'ungfhs' when the knee hits her chest, and she closes her eyes for a second to blink back a few tears. Ow. Then Kula is jumping back, and she hooks that block of ice she made around her arms, using her foot. She looks at Benimaru for a moment, takes a deep breath, and then suddenly kicks it up like it was an oversize frozen hackeysack, and then spins around to kick it at him. Incoming ice missile!

COMBATSYS: Benimaru interrupts Counter Shell from Kula with Super Inazuma Kick.

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Kula             1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0         Benimaru

Benimaru.. Has been in Kulas position before, plenty of times. And as such, he knows how to take advantage of such weaknesses- He doesn't particularly like it, but..
The iceball goes zooming his way and he spins around, kicking it with such force that it shatters- But he's too far away to do anything else, right? Not exactly.
Benimaru turns his side to Kula and it seems all he has to do is narrow his eyes before a long, slender pillar of electricity shoots up from the ground to give the Ice Queen a a hell of a jolt, ".. You're still distracted," the blonde murmurs, bringing a hand to his forehead, ".. I wonder what you're thinking about.."

She might be, but every hit Kula takes is snapping her back from her distracted mindset. Of course, by the time she's actually in the mind to fight, it might be too late. The jolt staggers Kula, and she stumbles down to her hands and knees as she takes a few deep breaths. However, it's then that the temperature drops a bit again, as Kula's mind suddenly envisions that poor pig again. And the blade rising up to shine in the light, and then come down quickly. And her mind can fill in the rest. Kula seemingly does nothing for a minute, but then those in the know realize it just means she's searching. For what? A water main, more than likely. And sure enough, that's when the ground under Benimaru starts to crack, and a column of ice erupts out of it to knock him into the air.

COMBATSYS: Benimaru fails to interrupt Freeze Execution from Kula with Iai Geri.

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Kula             0/-------/-------|=======\-------\1         Benimaru

Once the column strikes, that's when Kula falls backward to sit on her ankles, and she raises her hands in the air. Almost immediately, a miniature gale sweeps down to blow down against the road and keep Benimaru lifted. However, the winds also seem to bring along with them shards of ice and snow from the sky to batter at Benimaru. It's nothing personal, you know. It's just a fight. Finally, Kula slumps forward a bit to press her hands against the ground and push herself back up to standing. The wind also quickly dies down, leaving Chinatown a bit chilled and with some strange lanterns and other decorations blown off their racks, but otherwise in good shape. ...minus the roadwork that needs to be done, of course. "...oops."

Benimaru faulters. For just a moment, he doesn't have any idea what it is that Kula's about to unleash on him. So he just sort of tries moving on instinct, which only gets him into more trouble as the ice column launches him upward, "Nngh!" And he gets a front seat to what it's like to be within an arctic storm. And once the breeze finally dies down, he crashes onto the floor again, bits of his clothing and part of his skin blue and covered in frost. ".. Ugh." he grunts, raising up slowly to one leg, "... what was.. that?"

Kula almost looks apologetic, with a weak smile and a gloved hand held to her mouth. "" It was a surprise, sure enough. Her training kicked in for a moment there, and she forgot this was a 'just for tv' fight. "Um." She waits for Benimaru to brush the frost off him and make sure he's all right, and then she skates forward again. She's not done with you yet! She starts to drift to the side, and then extends out an arm as she continues picking up speed. A lance of ice appears that she jabs at Benimaru as she goes past, apparently thinking she's a knight in a joust.

COMBATSYS: Benimaru blocks Kula's Critical Ice.

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Kula             0/-------/-------|=======\=------\1         Benimaru

And.. Benimaru does actually end up chuckling to Kulas response, and gives a nod of his head, frost falling out of his hair as he raises, "Touche', I'm disappointed to know you've been holding back on me," he murmurs, he looks hurt, but certainly not defeated. The ice spear is dealt with defensivly, hands crackling with electricity and with a sweep of his hand the spear shatters against the electric wave, the impact hitting certainly a lot less than Kula would have liked. In the same motion, he twirls into a sobat kick, looking to press the flat of his foot into Kulas stomach, and then push her back with the quick strike, "Hnf!"

COMBATSYS: Kula dodges Benimaru's Light Kick.

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Kula             0/-------/-------|=======\=------\1         Benimaru

Sorry, Benimaru, but Kula's still in the groove, it seems. It shows up late, but it comes in handy. Kula leans quickly to the side and presses up her hands to push off of the kick sideways, redirecting that kinetic force. Kula leans again, as she skates in a circle with her back to Benimaru, and then suddenly turns and brings up a foot at him again, this time with her shoe coated in ice as she tries to kick at his chest. It's all cold blunt force trauma for Benimaru, as opposed to nasty, sharp, cold attempts to badly hurt him.

COMBATSYS: Kula successfully hits Benimaru with Medium Kick.

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Kula             0/-------/------=|=======\===----\1         Benimaru

So it would seem, Kulas gotten back into the groove all right, and quite quickly at that. The kick hits dead one, the models eyes widening with an 'Oof!' as he staggers backward and nearly falls over- ".. I guess the old saying goes 'careful for what you ask for'," he replies with a weak chuckle, looking to be on his last legs- But the model, he couldn't bear another loss, he figuring it would end up meaning being even lower on the fight card. His eyebrow twitches in frustration, teeth lightly grit as a small orb forms in his hand, ".. Damn." he grumbles and he rushes forward, throwing a punch toward Kulas chest=
Yet he seems to be moving suprisingly faster than one in his state of beating should, "RAIKOU KEN!" the orb is crushed and a massive explosion of electricity follows like a fireworks show, blue waves exploding left and right.

COMBATSYS: Benimaru can no longer fight.

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Kula             0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Kula reflects Raikou Ken from Benimaru with Counter Shell.

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Kula             0/-------/------=|

Kula shakes off the block of ice on her foot. Ugh, that thing's got to weigh at least 10 lbs now. Her foot feels like it has a ham attached to it. It lands with a thump, and then Kula looks up as Benimaru prepares his final assault forward. ...wuh-oh. Kula stares for a moment, and it seems everything might go bad for her into a double KO...unless she does the first thing she can possibly think of! She kicks the ice block!
That's right, Kula kicks the huge chunk of ice at the energy, immediately ducking and covering as there's an explosion of light and ice. When it's over, she slowly looks up to see what happened, surprised she didn't just get struck from above with lightning like she usually does in these fights.

COMBATSYS: Kula has ended the fight here.

Benimaru's eyes widen, the model blinking as one moment Kula was standing there, and then the next she- Not within his line of sight. So amidst the blazing display of electrotechnics, he's suddenly belted in the gut from the ice, making him slide back and then fall onto the concrete once more, hand instinctivly resting on his gut.
The model sits up with a bit of effort afterward, and gives an exasperated laugh, "Well.. Looks like you're three and zero.. Good show, Kula.." he murmurs, and the crowd roars with cheers when the fighter is announced. It was clear here that Benimaru didn't know Kulas fighting style quite as much as he thought he did.

Kula blushes a bit at the congratulations she gets and the cheering. She skates over to Benimaru, and crouches down next to him. She likes Benimaru...and thinks of him as a friend. A nice, platonic friend. But she does cup her hands as she sits near him, though. " okay?" She smiles hopefully. She doesn't want to hurt anybody too bad. Benimaru would probably notice the dip in temperature around her as ice forms in her hands, and then Kula opens her hands to reveal a small ice rose, minus the stem. She sets the small crystal in Benimaru's hand, and beams at him before standing back up. "You'll beat me next time. I'm out of surprises now, after all."

Nothing an ice pack wo- Er.. Well, he'll be just fine. But it's certainly clear that they're still on good terms, even if he does look suprised, and pleasently so by the ice rose that he's given, ".. Sou, yes I'm fine.. Thank you," he replies, standing up on his own as he lowers his chilled hair and sets the rose within it.. And then moves to take Kulas hand and raise it in the air, which results in an even louder roar of approval, ". Ha ha, we'll see, Kula."

Log created by Kula, and last modified on 04:47:27 11/08/2005.