Neo League 101 - #118: Kensou vs Acacia


[OOC] Kensou says, "Log is go."

Ah. The Dream Amusement Park. One of Southtown's premier entertainment attractions. The park's one of the bastions of the city. An icon, a landmark. But hey, it doesn't hurt to advertise. That's sound business. And the holiday season's the best time to drum up the crowds. Hence tonight's event. People pack a field on the outer edge of the park's grounds, a bustling noisy mass of onlookers fed with candy floss and hot-dogs. Bright lights cast the entire area into a crazy-quilt of colour, illumination particularly strong on the banners and crowd dividers. Many bear the Dream Park logo. Others, though, carry another. That of the Masters League - the latest thing to hit the fighting scene.

Nothing like a sponsored fight to draw the ticket-paying customers.

One -hell- of a sideshow.

The centre of attraction, the focus of the audience and TV cameras...a Merry-Go-Round. It isn't a terribly nice-looking one. The paint on the horsies are peeling, making them look more cancerous than cheerful. The gold leaf on the poles is flaking, and quite a few of the lights are burnt out. The music's playing, and the ride's lurching round...the tinny tune sounding distinctly off-key.

No, not a -nice- Merry-Go-Round.

But that's okay. It's meant to be wrecked.


The crowd applauds, cheering. Acacia scowls.

She's seated atop, yes, a rather sad-looking white horsie, gripping the pole with one gloved hand. Wearing one of her usual black leather jackets, jeans, boots...and yes, a scowl.

She sighs.

[OOC] Acacia will expedite pose speed from now on, I always tend to go overboard with the opening pose.

Oh man, they have to fight on it while it's /moving/? Nobody told Kensou /that/ part. The Psycho Soldier isn't already on the merry-go-round, but is in fact standing just to one side, one hand on his hip while his other scrubs through his brown hair. "Jeez, it looks like somethin' outta a horror movie," the teenager mutters, before stepping onto the CREEPY MERRY-GO-ROUND OF NIGHTMARES, on the side about diagonal from Acacia and her white horsie. In the background, he can hear the announcer announcing Sie Kensou of the Psycho Soldiers, but he's way, way too busy noticing the lurching movement, and the way the scenery passes, and turning a bit green even if it's not all that fast.

"O-okay!" Kensou says, turning his back to the movement of the amusement park, and looking right at his opponent. As usual, he's wearing black shorts shorts and a white t-shirt, with a blue, hooded vest overtop, to fight; Keds sneakers (endorsement contract!) and black fingerless gloves round out the whole thing. And he POINTS. He points, right at Acacia. "I hope you're ready, 'cause I ain't gonna go easy on ya!" Though he might get a little motion-sick. Oy.

COMBATSYS: Kensou has started a fight here.

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Kensou           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Acacia has joined the fight here.

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Acacia           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Acacia says, "Mind if I open with a focus?"

[OOC] Kensou says, "Go for it."

"Ah," Acacia replies, in a quiet voice, pitched just loud enough to carry over the noise of the crowd and creaking Merry-Go-Round...and into the directional microphones pointed at both the fighters. She tilts her head, craning her neck to see the opponent opposite her. "Well..."

As the announcer proclaims the start of the fight, Acacia shifts her grip. Tightening her hold on the pole, she hauls herself up. But not -off- the bobbing fiberglass horse. No, she pulls herself up so she's now -standing- on the moving horse, knees slightly bent, balancing atop the carved saddle. Retaining her balance with the aid of said gilded pole.

"...does that mean hard or normal mode?"

She snorts. Then, under her breath, Acacia mumbles, "Yee-hah."

COMBATSYS: Acacia focuses on her next action.

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Acacia           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Megumi has arrived.

[OOC] Megumi would've, like, been here cheering Acacia on or something.

[OOC] Acacia can @paste yer the opening poses, but basically...large crowd, TV cameras, banners, etc...night. Old Merry-Go-Round, rather dilapidated. Acacia's on a white horsie. I don't think Kensou specified.

[OOC] Kensou is just standing on the merry-go-round at the moment.

[OOC] Acacia says, "And, yeah, it's moving and turned on."

[OOC] Megumi says, "Cool. That'll work."

[OOC] Megumi is still getting spammed by people, see.

You know, Acacia doesn't seem very enthusiastic. On the other hand, Kensou has enough enthusiasm to go around. ...Usually, anyway. Today seems to be a bit of a bad day, because wow watching the park go by like that... It's making him kinda dizzy. The Chinese fighter gives his head a shake, slipping into a tighter stance than usual given the small confines of the fighting area... All those creepy damn horses around him. So what does Kensou do next? He watches Acacia, is what. To him, she's an unknown quantity.

Plus, he's trying really hard to settle his stomach, here. "..."

COMBATSYS: Kensou focuses on his next action.

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Acacia           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

"Tsk," Acacia grumps, sounding vaguely disgruntled, "c'mon..."

She shifts her balance, crouching a little lower, fingers sliding along her gleaming-gold handgrip. If the rocking of the Merry-Go-Round disturbs her, she doesn't let it show. Her composure remaining far more ironclad than Kensou's. She shakes her head slightly, the neon lights of the ride glinting off her silver hair.

"...-I'm- supposed to be the quiet one."

With that, she takes a breath, judges the distance...

...and moves. Leaping off the white horse, pushing with her legs, controlling her flight with the pole. -Swinging- round, before relasing her grip...such that she arcs, boots first, toward Kensou. Heels flashing toward his midsection.

COMBATSYS: Kensou fails to interrupt Heavy Kick from Acacia with Choukyuu Dan.

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Acacia           0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Kensou says, "Ouch. C_C"

[OOC] Kensou says, "Note to self: I am not Sakura."

[OOC] Acacia says, "Oh dear."

You ever... Have one of /those/ days? Where you think you've got something, and you just don't? Maybe he misjudged the timing, maybe he was distracted by the vague sense of motion sickness, who knows? The fact of the matter is, he tries to do /something/, and it doesn't so much work as he gets kicked, which sends him stumbling back into one of the decrepit horses. "Geh!!" Yeah, that's an inauspicious beginning... But Kensou's not going to let that get him down. "Heh, nice one," he says, with a bit of a cough.

Acacia blinks, once, as she lands. A little awkwardly, thrown off by the unfamiliar motion of the amusement park ride. She catches herself, hanging on to a passing horsie - a unicorn, actually, though the horn on the head looks terribly worn by generations of bad weather and sticky-fingered children. She darts a look at Kensou, and gives another snort, a choked-off laugh. "-Kicked- you," Acacia points out, blandly, "that's not nice."

And nor is this: Winding up, Acacia slams a gloved fist toward Kensou's face, silver studs flashing on her knuckles.

COMBATSYS: Acacia successfully hits Kensou with Strong Punch.

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Acacia           0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Kensou >_>

[OOC] Kensou says, "HEY, CSYS."

[OOC] Kensou says, "Stop that. C_C"

Man, this is /really/ not Kensou's day at /all/. Maybe this is karma's way of getting him back for his fight with Dan, or maybe it just sucks to be Sie Kensou. He tries to get his arms up in the way of the punch, but doesn't seem to be having any luck at all, and so he gets hit right in the mush, his head snapping back... And then he twists around, trying to grab Acacia by the punching arm and lever her up and over his head, his intent to smash her spine-first against the nearest horsie. "Hyaa--!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Acacia with Quick Throw.

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Acacia           0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Acacia says, "There you go. u_u"

"---yaaarrgh," Acacia finishes, her moan coming in a split-second after Kensou's cry. Except, y'know, the sound that escapes the girl's lips is somewhat less enthusiastic than the boy's kiai. It's not hard to see why, considering how she's rammed up -hard- against one of those bobbing horsies, the cheerful faux animal rising up and down with the ride's motion. Digging PAINFULLY into the small of her back, brusing her spine.

Acacia clenches her teeth. Before Kensou can release her grip, she slams a knee up, aiming to retaliate before he can disengage - or at least, force him to back away.

"Denied," she grates.

COMBATSYS: Kensou interrupts Light Kick from Acacia with Sunda.

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Acacia           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Acacia says, "Holy -ow-."

[OOC] Acacia says, "That was a painful interrupt."

[OOC] Acacia says, "If I suddenly go offline, it means the power went out over here."

[OOC] Acacia says, "(or idle or whatever)"

[OOC] Kensou says, "Roger. o_o\"

Well, it's probably not as powerful of a throw as Kensou could've managed under ideal circumstances... But these are not ideal circumstances. Not after the start he's gotten! And then there's Acacia trying to kick him before he can get away. He'll see about that! Kensou's /other/ hand thrusts outwards at Acacia, and while her knee does glance against his cheek, it's sort of mitigated by what happens at the same moment, his palm striking the girl in the sternum and then unleashing a blast of blue-tinged white Psycho Power, like a point-blank shotgun blast. Normally, this attack would hurl the opponent /away/, but given that Acacia has her back against something... There's enough force for Kensou to ride it back /away/ from the other fighter, catching a pole and swinging around acrobatically to land on top of another one of the horsies.

Which is, of course, when he realises where he landed, eyes widening. "Eheh," he chuckles nervously, his grip on the pole getting tighter.

"Nngh," Acacia mumbles, eyes tightly clenched shut. She staggers, then slides down into a vague sitting position against the rotating centre column of the Merry-Go-Round, her jacket-clad back slumping against the mirrored surface. Flecks of fiberglass and wood decorate her person, a few little cuts visible on her face and exposed skin - Kensou's point-blank psycho blast threw her back into the horsie...and THROUGH it, shattering the thing in a spray of debris. A short distance from Acacia, the sad remains of said broken horsie still rotate, along with the twisted pole.

Drawing a breath, Acacia clears her head. -Forces- it clear. Then she shoves herself upright, swaying, nearly toppling. Hard to keep one's balance on an unstable arena like this. She half-lunges, half-falls, toward Kensou. Her vision's still clouded with pain, but she can see clearly try and swipe him off his perch with a forearm and elbow.

COMBATSYS: Acacia successfully hits Kensou with Mass Driver.

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Acacia           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1           Kensou

[OOC] Kensou clicks his tongue.

Aaaand... Crap. Kensou sees Acacia coming, and he /should/ have the time to get out of her way, but it doesn't seem like that's going to work out very well for him right now; instead, he gets swept off of his perch, landing hard on the ground and rolling away, getting to his feet. "Heh... You're really strong!" he tells Acacia, and yes it's a compliment, as he reaches behind his back. "Strong enough that I'm gonna havta show ya my best technique!" And what is his best technique, praytell? Well, it's sort of a magic trick.

First, he pulls a meatbun out from behind his back, seemingly from thin air, and then... He makes it disappear. By eating it.

Acacia blinks, once, twice, three times, as she returns to a standing stance, boot soles sliding over the unstable terrain. She shakes her head, clearing mental cobwebs, focusing on Kensou. The bright coloured nights and kidney-failure-sweet music playing in the background are beginning to grate on her nerves. Certainly, they're not helping the throbbing pain developing behind her skull.

She stares at Kensou for a moment, not -quite- comprehending what it is he's doing. She's never seen anyone stop to eat in a fight before. At least, not in one of -her- fights.

A faint growl of irritation escapes her lips. "You're making fun of me..."

Acacia doesn't like being made fun of.

She dives forward, then, aiming a straight-arm punch to Kensou's gut. If he's gonna stop for a -snack break-, Acacia's gonna make sure he gets -indigestion-.

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Kensou with Meat Bun.

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

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Acacia's Quick Punch.

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

[OOC] Acacia says, "Hm, typo in my pose. Bright coloured -lights-, not nights."

[OOC] Acacia says, "But, enh."

Ahhh! Nutritious and delicious! Kensou is apparently now full of vim and vigour... Or, at least, some nice pork and bun. "Mmmm!" exclaims he, and then he notices that Acacia is trying to punch him in the gut... Which is probably not an adviseable thing to have happen. Kensou's hand catches Acacia's painfully, and he grins at her. "Now, that ain't nice at all," he says, and then he hops off the ground, using the other fighter's fist as a point of leverage to swing his foot right at her head in a sort of dropkick. "Yaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Acacia counters Light Kick from Kensou with Icon of Stone.

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

A kick that doesn't land. At least, not in the way that Kensou intended. Acacia's right arm is momentarily immobilised by Kensou's weight, seeing as how he's using her outstretched limb as a pivot. But she's still got her left arm free...and that's what she brings up, shielding her head, interposing it in the path of Kensou's kick. Not just a block...she whips her arm up -so fast- that her forearm HAMMERS painfully into Kensou's shin, striking with bone-jarring force.

" a fight..." Acacia replies, flatly.
"...not nice."

Aw, crapola. Kensou yelps as he gets 'blocked', definitely not expecting it to be that hard, and then he ends up on the ground again. "Guess that's true," he agrees, flipping back to get himself some room again. Yeah, this is so not going well for Kensou. He continues backing up, and as he does, he focuses inward, drawing on his own reserves of Psycho Power, gathering energy as quickly as he can.

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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Acacia           1/------=/=======|=======\=------\1           Kensou

"'course it's true," Acacia growls back, watching Kensou's display with hawk-like eyes. She doesn't press her attack on least not immediately. She remains where she is, balanced near the edge of the rotating ride. A zebra-striped horsie grinning to her left, a pink pony to her right. Staring through the forest of gilded poles at her opponent. Her eyes glint with reflected light as Kensou backs up. She's not sure -what- he's doing, but figures he must be preparing for something...

...well, that's fine. It gives her the moment she needs, as well, for this.

Acacia clenches a fist, muscles tensing. And gathers her own power. Chi, not psi, but power all the same. Flowing through her body, pooling in her hand. Radiating out, first as -sound-, a bass rumble overlaid with a piercing, wailing shriek. Then the vibration, as her hand trembles, blurring the air.

And she throws herself forward, blasting her arm toward Kensou. Not subtle, no.


[OOC] Acacia says, "Kensou?"

[OOC] Megumi says, "Betcha the power went out at his place."

[OOC] Acacia snork.

[OOC] Kensou says, "Had a bit of an animal problem. D:"

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Acacia's Bonecrusher.

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Acacia           1/-----==/=======|=======\====---\1           Kensou

[OOC] Acacia says, "Ooh, those wacky animals."

Okay, we have a Problem. Or, well, Kensou does, anyway. He's getting beat pretty handily here, and that does not sit well with the Psycho Soldier. There doesn't seem to be any time for him to get out of the way of Acacia's attack without disrupting what he was trying to do, so instead he gets his guard in the way, gritting his teeth at the pain that radiates through courtesy of the attacking chi/vibration. "Nnng..." But... He shoves back against Acacia after her attack, trying to get enough room to once again fully extend his right arm, palm open towards her... His left hand tapping against his right shoulder, and then...!

[OOC] Kensou says, "More if it hits."

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Acacia with Senki Hakkei.

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

[OOC] Acacia says, "Ow."

[OOC] Kensou flex.

...There it is. For a brief instant, Acacia can see Kensou's eyes gleam blue, and then she's not going to see anything except for pure white light. Centered on her, a sphere of white Psycho Power appears in the air, engulfing Kensou's arm partway up - though seemingly without hurting him any - buffetting both the female fighter, and the parts of the condemed Merry-Go-Round about her with barely controlled psychic force. Some of the debris around them lifts off the ground, Kensou's hair and clothes stirring from the power of the Senki Hakkei, before he finally loses control of it, and the sphere bursts, a last explosion that adds to the demolishing around the two of them, sending Kensou stumbling backwards, and tossing Acacia, well... Straight up.

And the resulting impact rocks the entire ride, a groaning -shudder- that nearly sends the Merry-Go-Round spinning askew. Acacia slams, bodily, into the roof of the ride, smashing lights, crashing through rusting steel, pounding so hard she nearly breaks through to the other side. The ride actuallg groans, momentarily, to a shuddering halt, a few light bulbs fusing, some even -exploding-, as bits short out. The cheerful music piped through the speakers dissolves into a mournful wail...

...and then, Acacia drops down, out of the teenage-girl-shaped crater in the ceiling, bouncing against the Merry-Go-Round floor. Ricocheting off a pony on the way down.

The ride starts up again, jerkily, spasmodically, the tune and lights now distinctly off-kilter.

"Nnghh," Acacia mumbles, eyes screwed tightly shut, a trickle of blood working its way down the side of her face.

One heartbeat. Two.

She opens one eye, and kicks herself to her feet. Almost slumping forward as she does so, swaying, staring at Kensou. A pause.

Every reaction has an equal and opposite reaction.

Silently, with surprising speed, Acacia rushes Kensou. Rushes him, snapping a leg up in a bone-shattering KICK to the jaw. Propelling him skyward, much as he did her...

[OOC] Acacia says, "More if."

[OOC] Kensou says, "That looks aptly named."

[OOC] Acacia wants to rename it to 'Hammerfall', actually, but...

[OOC] Acacia nods. u_u

[OOC] Kensou says, "Oh man, this is not an enviable position."

COMBATSYS: Acacia successfully hits Kensou with Hammer of God.

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

[OOC] Megumi says, "Looks pretty painful, yes."

[OOC] Kensou says, "Aw, weak. Not enough Super to do anything with, either."

[OOC] Megumi says, "...Heal yourself!"

[OOC] Megumi, not helpful.

...and, having BLASTED Kensou skyward, Acacia stands there, waiting for him to bounce off the Merry-Go-Round's ceiling. Not a long wait, given the speed at which he's flying. And as Kensou drops back earthward, Acacia tenses, judging the timing...

...and kicks him again, as he falls, a powerful roundhouse, slamming him into the ground, pounding into the corrogated metal flooring of the ride.

Crash, bam, boom! Let's face it... It's all over for Kensou. Acacia's toughness and power is impressive, and Kensou's agility just wasn't up to the task of dealing with it, today. "But I ain't gonna just let ya walk away..." he mutters as he's getting smashed into the floor of the ride, and so he sends something back up at Acacia: A crackling sphere of blue-tinged white energy, a blast of psychic force to try and, if nothing else, take the other fighter /with him/. "Haaaa-!!" And then, well... He's spent.

COMBATSYS: Kensou can no longer fight.

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[OOC] Acacia says, "Hm."

COMBATSYS: Acacia interrupts Choukyuu Dan from Kensou with Unyielding Stance.

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Acacia           0/-------/-----==|

[OOC] Kensou D:

The discharge of psycho power crashes into Acacia, engulfing her in crackling blue-white light. A flare so bright, reflected and intensified by the mirrors within the old amusement park ride, that it briefly hides her from view...from the audience, the TV cameras, even Kensou. But when the retina-searing moment passes...Acacia's still upright. Braced in a tight crouch, one arm thrown up to shield her face from the brunt of the blast. She doesn't look injured...or at least, any -more- injured than she already was.

That last blast was too much for the ride. The proverbial last straw. The collateral damage from the strike, that not absorbed by Acacia...well. As Acacia straightens, the Merry-Go-Round grinds to a halt, the lights going dark, the music fading. The only sounds left being Acacia's laboured breathing, and the crackle of her stiff leather jacket as her body uncoils.

Silence, then, before an announcer's voice blares Acacia's name, winner by knockout. The crowd cheers.

Acacia exhales, closing her eyes for a second. Then she looks to Kensou, her expression unreadable. Though that might just be concern.

COMBATSYS: Acacia has ended the fight here.

[OOC] Kensou says, "Aaand, that's probably a good place to end the log. o_o/"

[OOC] Kensou says, "Man, those first two turns were pretty brutal."

[OOC] Megumi says, "Very."

[OOC] Kensou was like, 'hey that's a big interrupt chance, surely I can ahfghkfg'.

[OOC] Acacia laughs.

[OOC] Acacia says, "Yeah."

[OOC] Acacia says, "Poor Kensou. ._."

[OOC] Kensou says, "It's okay, though."

[OOC] Acacia says, "But that's the CSYS for you. Fickle mistress. o_o"

[OOC] Kensou says, "Once, I did 83 damage to somebody in two interrupts. :("

[OOC] Acacia nods.

[OOC] Kensou says, "So, sometimes you get the bear."

[OOC] Megumi says, "And sometimes, the bear has a switchblade."

[OOC] Acacia says, "You did like 28 or 29 damage with that interrupt you managed."

[OOC] Kensou says, "Sunda is pretty mighty, when it works."

[OOC] Acacia nods. o_o

[OOC] Kensou has dm/powered it before, to hilarious effect.

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