SNF 2005.11 - Kensou vs Hotaru

Description: Hotaru and Kensou get their weekly SNF out of the way bright and early! (Draw Match)

Saturday _Night_ Fights.. that's what it's called, but it's early afternoon, the sun just starting to sink down, lending a golden cast to the Mall's open area. Hotaru saw the advertisement on TV, thought it might be fun (and a way to find her brother), and signed up... and so here she is, at the Mall, waiting for her opponent. Someone she's never heard of... Sie Kensou? Well, it's not surprising, she hasn't really done much actual 'real-world' fighting and she's new here. There's already been an area demarcated for the match, on a paved street--won't be nice to hit that, Hotaru thinks idly. Itokatsu is sitting atop her shoulder, chirruping and waiting as well.

Afternoon it might be, but the TV crew is there, the whole usual SNF team, barricading the fighting area to keep the fans safely outside... And there are more than a few, some specifically because of Kensou, others because a television crew in the middle of the mall is going to draw attention, especially on a Saturday - people in Southtown all well know just what /that/ means. On the opposite side of the 'ring' from Hotaru and her pet, Kensou is doing some cursory stretching, crouched low with all his weight over one leg, the other extended... And then switching sides. "Okay!!" exclaims the Psycho Soldier, straightening up and walking towards the middle of the fighting area, flashing a grin and a wave towards Hotaru. "Hey there," he calls to her cheerfully. Nope, he's obviously never heard of her either, but he knows better than to underestimate anybody they let participate in this weekly fighting show. "Don't go goin' easy on me now." Because he won't do the same, not even for a girl! Soon, he's assumed his fighting stance, a sidelong position with his legs slightly over shoulder width apart, leading with his left hand; that hand is balled into a fist and turned palm upwards, with his right hand pulled closer to his chest, but also in a fist. And he waits for the ref to call the start of the match...

COMBATSYS: Hotaru has started a fight here.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Kensou has joined the fight here.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Hotaru looks up, as Kensou arrives... and he has fans? That's pretty neat. Hotaru smiles and waves at Kensou, standing where she is; Itokatsu hops off her shoulder, and circles once, before going and standing off a decent distance. He's only moral support, after all; he doesn't help her fight. Hotaru slaps her cheeks a few times, to get her blood flowing, then bows to Kensou, straightening up and pulling herself into her own stance as the ref shouts "Fight!" Her stance is far looser and less defined than most; in fact, it'd be hard-pressed to be called a 'stance'. Still, Hotaru bursts into motion as the round is called on, dashing forward to close the beginning distance between Kensou and herself, striking out with a sternum-level double palm strike as she nears.

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Hotaru's Medium Punch.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Kensou's reaction to the double palm strike is pretty straightforward; he crosses his arms in front of himself, letting Hotaru's hands slap against his forearms, audibly. "Whoa there," he jokes, grinning a bit still... But there's a definite focus in his eyes. With a grunt of exertion, he pushes forward with his arms, trying to throw Hotaru off-balance long enough for him to swing one gloved fist inside her guard, an overhand fist with his entire (and admittedly unimpressive) weight behind it; if that first fist lands, well, he then launches a brief combination of further punches, ending with his hands clasping together in an axehandle, swung up at the girl's chin. "Hyaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Hotaru blocks Kensou's Ryuu Renda.

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Hotaru           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Kensou

The fist lands, but like Kensou, Hotaru was ready for it, and with a series of deflecting blocks and parries she reduces the attack's effectiveness, tugging her head back just far enough to let the double axehandle whiff. Being this close, she attempts a grab of Kensou's torso; if she is successful she'll bring him around and down onto the ground, following suit and adding to the impact with her shoulder, and then using the momentum from that to bounce her away to safety. If she misses, however... she might be left open.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Kensou with Strong Throw.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0           Kensou

Nuts. Kensou lets out a quietly irritated sound when his attack is mostly deflected, and the last hit in the combination dodged. Unfortunately, this leaves him kinda wide open for Hotaru's /grab/. He tries to get out of the way, but it doesn't really work out how he was planning, and instead getting dropped and hit with that shoulder. "Geh!" he exclaims, with Hotaru springing away. Ow, okay. He scrambles forward, on his hands and feet at first, finally launching off the ground, twisting to bring one leg up for a straight-legged jumpkick. Actually, really, it's more of a hop-kick, but you get the point. Foot aimed at face! "Ya-!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Hotaru with Light Kick.

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Hotaru           0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0           Kensou

*crack* Kick... successful! And it hurts, too, as it catches her right on the chin, sending her staggering backwards. But she's taken hits like that before and she's not afraid. The distance gives her something to work with; she crouches, hopping into the air--then comes flying down at Kensou knee-first. Hit, or blocked, and she'll kick out with the striking leg, both for additional damage and to bounce herself away from the opponent.

COMBATSYS: Kensou interrupts Ren-geki Shuu from Hotaru with Senkyuutai.

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Hotaru           1/-----==/=======|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

Landing in a brief crouch from his jumpkick, Kensou sees... Oh crap, knee coming towards his head! He does indeed get struck, falling back from the strike... Too fast, in fact, for the second hit to connect, because he's intentionally throwing himself towards the ground and putting one hand down, his entire weight shifting onto that arm... As his legs come up to catch Hotaru in midair, a quick one-two combination of piston kicks. "Too slow!" he calls out! But ow, dang, his /face/!

Hotaru is definitely caught by the kicks--right in the stomach and sides. Were she not in such pain as she flies back through the air she'd be reflecting that she's seen similar attacks before... seems like Kensou uses a more popular brand of kung-fu... she flips once more in the air, landing on her feet, skidding along the paved ground, landing in a low stance. Though serious about the fight, her expression is purely one of determination, and resolve. And that determination and resolve comes through as... her chi, a white-cored, blue-edged pulse of it racing down her arm and through an open palm, directed into a pulsing, racing sphere, right at Kensou.

COMBATSYS: Kensou fails to slow Hakki Shou from Hotaru with Choukyuu Dan.
- Power hit! -

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Hotaru           1/-----==/=======|======-\-------\0           Kensou

The thing about Kensou's version of kung fu is that it's a mix of a lot of styles... He was trained, after all, by someone who has a nigh encyclopaedic knowledge of kung fu styles gathered over almost a century of life! Plus, you know, a few tricks of his own! The pulse of chi sent his way is met with a bit of a cocky smirk, as Kensou brings his hands up in front of his face. "Choukyuu--Blegh!" Whoops, took too long. The Psycho Power gathered by Kensou disperses as he gets clocked in the face by the speedy sphere, knocking him back and flat on his tuchus. Ow.

Hotaru, were she someone like Yamazaki, or Edge, would pursue immediately, take advantage of the downed opponent. But Hotaru isn't like that; seeing that she knocked Kensou down with the attack, she moves forward, keeping him within range, but makes no attack, instead taking the moment to prepare herself for the rest of the fight, whatever may happen.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru focuses on her next action.

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Hotaru           1/-----==/=======|======-\-------\0           Kensou

"Geez," mutters Kensou, rolling backwards to his feet; as in, he rolls back onto his hands and from there back to a standing position, slipping back into his fighting stance while Hotaru watches him. Was it a mistake on her part to not take advantage of his being down? Perhaps! "'kay, now I'm gonna havta get serious here!" he declares - as if he weren't serious already? Ah, but he let himself get lulled into cockiness and that cost him pretty badly. So now... It's time. "Haaaa..." he intones quietly, his clothes and hair shifting in a sudden breeze only he can feel, motes of blue light appearing in the air around him. His voice rises, and the lights swirl around him like a whirlwind of fireflies, growing larger as they grow closer to him, blending with his already existing Psycho Power. Here comes trouble!

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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Hotaru           1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1           Kensou

Pretty. But now that he's up Hotaru has no compunctions about attacking him again; she runs forward, hoping to catch him before he's done... with whatever he's doing, striking out with a simple series of quick, open-handed palm jabs. Hopefully she can disrupt what he's doing, she doesn't want to think about what the end result will end up being...

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Hotaru's Jab Punch.

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Hotaru           1/-----==/=======|=======\===----\1           Kensou

Energy still gathering, fading from sight as it blends with Kensou's already-present power, the Psycho Soldier doesn't really /want/ to be disrupted, so he doesn't really move; instead, he lets Hotaru's palms slap against his bare forearms again, reducing the lion's share of the damage. "Nice try," he says with a grin. And then he lashes out with his left hand, snapping a palm strike at Hotaru's chin. "Yo-!" This /is/ a fight, after all.

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Hotaru with Quick Punch.

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Hotaru           1/---====/=======|=======\===----\1           Kensou

The chin... -again-? Argh! That really -hurts-, and she's going to have a not-so-pretty bruise there after tonight. Well, she'll just need some ice, some aspirin, some ice cream, and a good movie to watch with Itokatsu. Supercop, or maybe Fist of Legend... but for now there's a fight to be fought. Win, or lose, it's about getting stronger. In this, Hotaru is much like her brother. However, she's getting weaker with each successful hit and so Hotaru moves into action--this close to Kensou she does her best.
She bursts into motion, quickly, spinning forward towards Kensou; it may look like she's simply spinning and flailing but in reality it's a series of precise backhand and open-palm strike attacks. Two revolutions bring her forward at Kensou, and if she hits, she'll take him into the air with another spinning, rising attack, similar to the Rising Tackle of Bogard fame (except not feet-first), and she'll finish with a diving knee--this one with a burst of that white-blue chi for extra impact. If she hits. If she doesn't, well, just like before, she might be in some serious trouble.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Kensou with Sou-Shou Ten-Ren-Ge EX.

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Hotaru           0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Kensou

And... Ow! Kensou tries to stand his ground against Hotaru's attack, with the intent of counterattacking before she can fully regain her guard and completely mess him up... But instead, he gets battered around quite thoroughly, ending up flat on the ground after the diving knee and the burst of chi. Ow. Ow ow ow. Pushing himself to his feet, Kensou wobbles noticeably. "Okay... That... Was a good one," he says, shaking his head to clear it. He knows what he must do. "I'm gonna show you somethin'," he says, reaching one hand behind his back. He pulls that hand out, then, holding his arm out dramatically in front of him, with... A piping hot nikuman in it? Where the hell was he hiding that?! "My super certain death ultimate technique!" And yes, he pops it in his mouth, and starts chewing. Mmm, delicious!

Damn. It didn't finish him. Well, if he wants to... um.... eat some food then Hotaru won't really stop him (it wouldn't be nice). Besides, now she can take her own little time to rest, gingerly touching her much-abused chin. Mou, why the chin? That's not nice.
"Is it a tasty meatbun?" inquires Hotaru, politely, as Kensou chows down in true teenaged boy fashion.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru takes a breather.

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Hotaru           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Kensou with Meat Bun.

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Hotaru           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1           Kensou

Tasty is an understatement! Such a delicious meatbun! As Kensou rubs his mouth with the back of one gloved hand to clear away crumbs, one can /see/ some of the more visible injuries he's taken bruise, yellow and fade before their very eyes. "It was great!" he says, flashing a thumbs up. Oh, so corny. But now, feeling revitalised, Kensou dashes directly at Hotaru, a determined look on his face. If she wants to take the time to rest while he's eating, well... Hopefully she can get ready again as quickly as he has! "Uryaa!" he shouts as he leaps towards her, turning around in midair to swipe his right heel at the side of Hotaru's head!

COMBATSYS: Hotaru blocks Kensou's Heavy Kick.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1           Kensou

Faster than she expected; Kensou's leap and flying kick are admirable in form, function, and execution. Hotaru brings her arms up to absorb the kick with her forearms, much like Kensou has been doing with her attacks. But it's still a crushing blow and it still hurts and it pushes her back a couple steps; she nearly stumbles, but turns it into a quick cartwheel. Then she throws her chi out at Kensou again, firing off that white-blue pulse of chi from an upraised, extended palm.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Kensou with Hakki Shou.

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Hotaru           1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1           Kensou

Augh, that thing again! Kensou gets blasted by Hotaru's speedy projectile, though he does attempt to get out of the way. "Heh, that things pretty handy," he says with a chuckle, Hotaru's chi still burning at him as he dashes forwards towards her, gritting his teeth. He's not gonna give up. No way is he just gonna give up! He slides the last few feet towards Hotaru, his right hand extended, palm open towards her, while his left hand braces against his right upper arm, and...!

Augh, that thing again! Kensou gets blasted by Hotaru's speedy projectile, though he does attempt to get out of the way. "Heh, that things pretty handy," he says with a chuckle, Hotaru's chi still burning at him as he dashes forwards towards her, gritting his teeth. He's not gonna give up. No way is he just gonna give up! He slides the last few feet towards Hotaru, his right hand extended, palm open towards her, while his left hand braces against his right upper arm, and...!

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Hotaru with Senki Hakkei.
Glancing Blow

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Hotaru           1/---====/=======|==-----\-------\0           Kensou

...And in the space in front of Kensou's palm, a massive sphere of Psycho Power appears, a hellacious storm of blue-tinged white energy, which he /intended/ to trap Hotaru in the middle of! It doesn't seem like he entirely succeeded, though, but he can still feel some 'bite' on his attack, before his ability the sphere finally fades, and the Senki Hakkei collapses, a last burst of energy shoving him and anyone in the area around it /back/, Kensou himself stumbling and barely recovering his footing.

Hotaru springs aside even as the palm is extended--but she hadn't expected the storm of energy to be that big, and so she's caught on landing, crying out in pain as the psi energy--like chi but not, different in flavor, a detached part of her mind notices--but she manages to take not the entirety of the attack. And it's almost got her out; she summons up her reserves, her willpower, her -resolve-... and goes from being standing, close to Kensou, to flipping up into the air, her toes pointed to hit Kensou in the chin, her feet trailing flares of her chi... (more if this hits)

Hotaru springs aside even as the palm is extended--but she hadn't expected the storm of energy to be that big, and so she's caught on landing, crying out in pain as the psi energy--like chi but not, different in flavor, a detached part of her mind notices--but she manages to take not the entirety of the attack. And it's almost got her out; she summons up her reserves, her willpower, her -resolve-... and goes from being standing, close to Kensou, to coming in at him again, whirling forward, her Crazy Carnival of Doom (as a certain Chinese bigmouthed bellwearing Hip Hop Honey might term it) flying at Kensou, all slaps and backhands. It's the same thing again; two revolutions followed by that upwards spin that somehow can lift Kensou up, if it hits... and the diving, chi-flared knee that finishes out the attack. He knows it... the question is will it hit again?

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Kensou with Sou-Shou Ten-Ren-Ge.

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Hotaru           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Augh, not this again! This time, Kensou tries to get the /hell out of the way/, but that doesn't seem to be working out too well for him today. Instead, he gets slapped around by Hotaru's attacks, hitting the ground pretty hard again. "Tch," he mutters... Knowing that, well, he's pretty much out of this fight. But maybe he can at least avoid this being an outright /loss/, as he gets up to a crouch, hands in front of his face. Psycho Power gathers, briefly, and he sweeps his hands outwards, a blue-tinged sphere of white appearing in midair as it hurtles towards Hotaru... While Kensou himself then flops back to a seated position, regardless of whether or not it succeeds.

COMBATSYS: Kensou can no longer fight.

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Hotaru           0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Hotaru with Choukyuu Dan.

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Hotaru           1/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Hotaru takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru can no longer fight.

Hotaru hit. She.. hit! Wow, that's... she's very happy about it. And tired; while not fatigued much from her efforts, Kensou brought the harshness and it shows. Her reaction time is just a fraction of a second too slow and the ball of Psycho Power consumes her much like a meatbun is consumed by Kensou. But, she doesn't go flying--instead, her clothes rumpled and maybe a little blown out, she slumps to her knees, regardless of the pavement, breathing heavily and looking across the way at her opponent.

"Whew," says Kensou, wiping his forehead with one gloved hand. At least - according to the decision of the referee, who declares that neither fighter is capable of continuing to fight! - he managed to go for a 'double knockout'. Except that they're both still conscious. "Hey, you're pretty good," he says to Hotaru with a grin, flashing her another thumbs-up. And then, right on cue, his stomach lets out a loud, gurgling growl, which makes him look rather sheepish. Fighting (like most other things) always makes him hungry!

Hotaru beams tiredly; Itokatsu sniffs at Kensou, yips, then scurries over to Hotaru and gingerly climbs up onto her shoulder.
"Thanks... you're very good yourself, Kensou-san! I'd like to fight you again sometime..." Unspoken is, "I have to get stronger. To meet my brother." It's not a casual topic of conversation, after all. Hotaru breathes out a sigh, and pets Itokatsu under the chin.
"I think I'll just... rest here for a bit." She giggles at the stomach-growling, and teases lightly, "Don't have any more of those meatbuns?"

With a curious look back at Itokatsu, Kensou then proceeds to nod. "Sounds like a good plan t' me," he agrees, and as a matter of fact, he /does/ have more. So, friendly guy that he is, the Psycho Soldier produces two more meatbuns, tossing one Hotaru-wards before chowing down on the other. Mmm, food. He'll just relax here for a bit too.

Log created by Kensou, and last modified on 03:42:22 11/19/2005.