Neo League 126 - #150: Heavy D! vs Sakura

Description: Sakura and Heavy D! duke it out in New Guinea! Lots of punches, lots of Hadoukens! (Winner: Sakura)

Ah. Papua New Guinea....not exactly a prime vacation destination. And not exactly prime fighting grounds either. It does have one good thing going for it, though: summer. It's a lot easier to fight in the heat rather than the freezing cold. At least, that's what Heavy D! thinks as he waits.

Standing in a rather nondescript field, he looks around, notcing the lack of barriers. Guess they're not really needed without worry of colatteral, and all. In any case, he starts to warm up, punching in the air sharply. It's a good thing he decided to leave his usual jacket behind, seeing as it's definitely not summer fighting wear. So, just who is D! slated to rumble with below the equator?

Why, Sakura Kasugano, of course! An electric golf-cart putters up to the fight site, driven by a league official, and none other than the 'Ansatsuken Angel' herself is present in the passenger seat. Hopping off the golf cart, the schoolgirl dashes over to Heavy D, equally curious about the lack of borders... but judging from the cameras, this is indeed the spot! "Hey, Heavy D! Been a while since we've thrown down, hasn't it?" Grinning like a summer day, she pulls her handguards snug, the wind tossing her headband and green skirt around lightly. "I guess we can just start whenever...?" she shrugs, glancing around to the officials.

Pfft. Golf cart. In D!'s day, he walked /FIFTEEN/ MILES To....wait, that's not right, he took a golf cart here too. Nevermind. In any case, the boxer smiles and nods as Sakura makes her way off the cart toward the fighting area...or at least, the starting area, anyways. "Hey," he says with a salute/point toward the schoolgirl. "Yeah, it hasn't. Guess the stakes are a bit higher here too. So, ready to get going?" he asks, slowly slipping behind his fists whlie his feet spread apart for balance. He's pretty ready to get started it seems.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD has started a fight here.

[\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  <
HeavyD           0/-------/-------|

"For the most part!" answers Sakura, flattening down the front of her skirt. Not like it does any good with the wind blowing and all, but still. She snaps a quick salute to D, stretching one arm overhead for a stretch, then the other. "So, since there's so much riding on it, you better not go easy on me just 'cuz I'm a girl!" Not that D ever -did-, right? Grinning, she gives the man a wink before settling into her defensive stance, one arm slung before her. "Ready!"

COMBATSYS: Sakura has joined the fight here.

[\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  //////////////////////////////]
HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Sakura

Sakura might be glad the place is so out there with the wind blowing like that. She might have gotten a few...adventurous onlookers trying to get an illicit peek otherwise. D!, thankfully, is not a lech of that nature or any other. Instead, he waits for Sakura, watching her stretch out. "Since when do I go easy on anyways?" he asked with a grin from behind his fists. Finally, once Sakura's in her defensive stance, the signal goes out from the league crew. You can almost hear the echo of a ring bell...that, or D!'s starting to feel the effects of a career in boxing. Either way, the pugilist rushes in, pulling his left fist back as he approaches Sakura. Once he's in arm's reach, he snaps out several swift jabs toward her, trying to poke through her guard and find a hole to exploit.

COMBATSYS: Sakura blocks HeavyD's Light Punch.

[\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ///////////////////////////// ]
HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Sakura

It should almost go without saying that Heavy D's punches hurt like heck -- even when one's good enough to block them. In this case, Sakura is good enough, snapping her forearms up and timing herself to match each precise strike with her padded handguards, while backing away to take some of the sting off. "Well, good point!" she concedes... but while she's still in fairly close to the man, she steps forward sharply, making a grab for D's punching arm. And if she manages to do that, she'd fall sharply to one side, using a well-placed foot as leverage to toss Heavy D overhead, and to the ground behind her! "Hriiiii-haaaa!"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD blocks Sakura's Medium Throw.

[  \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ///////////////////////////// ]
HeavyD           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Sakura

Ah, the bane of D!'s existance...throws. Sakura does indeed manage to take hold of D!'s arm. However, as she falls and pulls on him, the boxer is able to sneak his arm away mid toss, rolling away a bit stiffly a few feet away from the self-taught Ansatsuken fighter. Looks like he'll need to be careful how he punches. With that in mind, the boxer makes for Sakura again, snapping out his right hand this time with one, hopefully well placed shot aimed right under Sakura's ribs.

COMBATSYS: Sakura interrupts Medium Punch from HeavyD with Medium Hadouken.

[       \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  //////////////////////////    ]
HeavyD           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Sakura

Well, really... Sakura just looks kinda -silly- when she just slides off D's arm like that, falling with a light *whump* to the ground. How embarassing! The schoolgirl's cheeks puff out lightly as she rolls to the side, hurriedly springing back to her feet. "Aww, man, I thought for -sure- I'd getcha there!" Of course, D's close enough to getting =her=, and with an eager grin, the Ansatsuken disciple actually seems like she doesn't mind -- since she's running straight into the punch! Well... slightly askew, anyway, since both arms are trailing to one side. And glowing blue, also.
When D's punch hits the girl, it's in the side -- and she's also pivoting out of the way at the same time. Her end =goal=, though, is to slam a bright blue blossom of flame into the boxer's side, with a cry of "HADOOOUKEN!" It might not be a punch, but it should certainly pack one.

Yow. D! didn't quite expect that one. As soon as he tries to lance in his hit on her, he's stopped cold, blasted away by a fierce burst of energy from the schoolgirl's palms. Thrusted away by the Hadouken, the boxer skids to a stop, halting just before the feet of the league cameramen. "Ngh....damn. Nice shot," he grunts, slowly shaking his head free of the cobwebs. Looks like he's going to need a different plan here. Holding back, the boxer keeps some distance between him and Sakura, hoping another good idea comes to him as far as how to approach the fight...

COMBATSYS: HeavyD focuses on his next action.

[       \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  //////////////////////////    ]
HeavyD           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Sakura

Grinning as her plan comes to fruition, Sakura takes a few steps back, dusting off her hands with a *clap!* *clap!* motion. "Heh heh... thanks!" Though she seems a bit confused by the man keeping his distance. "H...hey, I warned you, don't go gettin' all soft on me now..." She flashes a quick wink back at the man -- implicitly acknowledging that she's kidding with that -- while curling her hands back for another pull. She smiles briefly, the orb growing in size as she steps forward. And then, finally, she whips her hands forward, presenting a slightly larger-than-the-average-bear wave of energy at the boxer. "HADOOOOOOUKEN!"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD interrupts Large Hadouken from Sakura with Rolling Soul Driver.

[          \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  /////////////////////         ]
HeavyD           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Sakura

Geez, another one. This is not a good thing. However...D!'s got a plan. Not...a particularly good one, but a plan nonetheless. As the large orb of chi flies toward him, shot off by the schoolgirl fighter, the boxer rears back. "One chance," he whispers to himself, gauging the projectile. Then, as it's about midway, the boxer rushes in. Extending his right arm in mid-charge, D! slides forward, whole right arm surrounded with chi as he drives in, piercing the Hadouken as he lunges. Score! Despite a bit of damage here and there, he keeps going, chi-charged fist colliding right into Sakura.

Whoosh! No, much like D didn't expect her Hadouken earlier, Sakura didn't expect =that= kind of reaction, either! Her Hadouken splinters into petal-like fragments by the premature interruption, serving as only a mild deterrent to the massive punch steamrolling in. And Sakura... well, she gets punched in the chest, utterly -slammed- back, tumbling as she hits the grassy turf. "Gnnh...." she groans, holding her chest with one hand as she pushes back to her feet. One eye shut from the pain, she collects her fist by her side, nodding her approval. "That was a surprise!" she notes matter-of-factly. But... now it's her turn to hold position, the winds kicking into high gear as a miniature whirlwind centers upon Sakura, sending her skirt and headband a-flutter. Though, with the girl shouting, "HAAAAAAAA!", it's clearly her own doing.

COMBATSYS: Sakura gathers her will.

[          \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  /////////////////////         ]
HeavyD           0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1           Sakura

As Sakura pulls herself up and starts to build up to something, the D! himself gets a short breather, having overextended himself a little on that last attack. "Thanks," he said, but little else. As soon as he watches Sakura start to kick up the wind, the boxer is in motion. He knows those kinds of signs, and none are ever good. Pulling his arm back, he moves in after Sakura. Then, he swings...and pulls short, sliding to his side. The feint isn't so much one to fake her out on the much as it is to startle her out of her charge up. But the real thing cuts loose soon enough, a hard hook aimed right high on her ribs with his left hand.

COMBATSYS: Sakura blocks HeavyD's Hook Punch.

[          \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ///////////////////           ]
HeavyD           0/-------/-======|=======\=====--\1           Sakura

Sakura's been fighting long enough to know the warning signs of what -might- be a feint -- position of the head, change of balance, et cetera. It's nothing she can consciously put into words, and it's far from certain, but she can guesstimate some of the time. And one of those times is now, in which she swerves slightly to evade the feint, but shifts the bulk of her weight into blocking the real McCoy closing in on her right. Shunting her right hand to the side, she takes the hook on her handguard, stepping out of the funnel of energy -- which shortly fades from existence. "Heh, you're welcome!"
She doesn't waste much time though, before hopping forward again. This time, she's aiming to snake her left ankle behind D's knee, so that her folloing hard shove to his chest can knock him over. It's a long shot, but Sakura seems to think it's worth it! "Hyyyyaaa!"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD just-defends Sakura's Medium Throw!

[       \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ////////////////////          ]
HeavyD           0/-------/-======|=======\=====--\1           Sakura

Well, that was a slight bust. Still, he manages to force her into a block. And as Sakra tries to take advantage of his outstretched arm...well, he meets it head on. As she snakes her leg in behind his, he kneels down, locking the leg into place. And her shove...well, it's met with one back. "I'm not falling for that one," he declares, instead using his shoving arm to try and grab onto Sakura and lift her up for a couple of nice, hard gutshots.

COMBATSYS: Sakura fails to interrupt Reverse Stomach Buster from HeavyD with Medium Hadouken EX.

[         \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ////////////////              ]
HeavyD           1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Sakura

Well... oops. Sakura backs away, trying to warm up another fireball once she sees her trick's not going to work... but apparently D's a weeee bit too fast for her, closing in fast and snaring the girl. Jerked out of her stance, she drops the fireball -- luckily it fizzles out of existence before hitting the ground -- and Sakura gets welcomed to a new world of pain, centered upon several good punches to the stomach. Wham, wham, wham!

Enough fireball antics for one fight, don't you think? D! seems to think so, having snatched Sakura up before she could fire off another one. Finally, he lets Sakura go after a good 5 blows to the stomach. Clenching his fists, he doesn't let up, rearing his right arm back, then driving it down hard onto the prone Sakura, hoping this one gives her some pause, even if it doesn't hit dead on.

COMBATSYS: Sakura dodges HeavyD's Fierce Punch.

[         \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ////////////////              ]
HeavyD           1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Sakura

Dropped to the grass after those brutal gut punches, Sakura somehow finds the energy to scramble backwards from the finishing blow, the strike missing by only inches. "Whew! You weren't kidding about that!" notes Sakura, taking a few steps back from D. Though... she doesn't immediately charge back in... heck, after what she's just taken, she needs a few moments! "Heh... I'm gonna need a good long soak after this fight!"

COMBATSYS: Sakura focuses on her next action.

[         \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ////////////////              ]
HeavyD           1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Sakura

Ah, taking his approach from earlier, isn't she? However, D!'s not exactly about to let that slide. He wants to win as much as Sakura does, after all, right? If Sakura's not going to charge in, D! will! Again, the boxer drives foreward, arm reeled back. And again, he snaps off a hoard of quick, searching jabs, as if trying to throw Sakura's focus off JUST a wee bit.

COMBATSYS: Sakura blocks HeavyD's Jab Punch.

[         \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ///////////////               ]
HeavyD           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1           Sakura

Well... he can try. But Sakura's focus is pretty acute when she sets her mind to it! She may have been bouncing around for the first part of the fight, but taking those heavy blows has renewed her resolve. Sweeping her arms up, she knocks the jabs away with her handguards, grinning slightly as she maneuvers herself into a better position. And once D lets up ... well, it's time for Kasugano to take flight!
No, there are -not- enough fireballs in this fight yet. There's always room for more, with Sakura around! As she leaps over D's head, her hands whip back to the side, a familiar blaze of blue flame sprouting forth from her palms. As she leans over him, her hands rocket downward, sending the cerulean blossom hurtling downward at him at point-blank range! "HADOOOOOOOOU KEN!"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD blocks Sakura's Large Hadouken EX.

[           \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ///////////////               ]
HeavyD           1/------=/=======|=======\===----\1           Sakura

Sez Sakura!...but well, she's the one throwing them out. As soon as D! lets up on those peppering jabs, the schoolgirl strikes. And D!'s forced to shore up. The little leap over his head does well enough to force him into a precarious position, and once the giant blast comes, he's got little recourse but to just turtle up and block it. Nearly toppled over by the chi burst, D! takes a few seconds to get his balance back. Once done with his staggering, he frowns. Time to pull out some of the other tricks in the hat. Shuffing forward, D! gauges Sakura's position a little. Then, with a cock back of his right hand, he drops down a hard haymaker, trying to smash it down into Sakura's shoulder and force her onto the ground.

COMBATSYS: Sakura dodges HeavyD's Rock Crush.

[           \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  ///////////////               ]
HeavyD           1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1           Sakura

Sakura tucks into a tight somersault for the rest of her aerial tour over top of Heavy D!, only snapping out at the end with a bit of a flourish. More for the home audience than the perpetually bored cameramen, of course. "Heh... you probably thought I was just about out, didn'tcha?" Grinning, she takes another hop back, shaking her head. "Me? I still got plenty more where that came from!" And... somehow, the girl curls her hands back again, the telltale crackle of electricity signalling her intentions. Fireball? You bet! "Shinkuuuuuu...." She thrusts her hands forward, winking back at Heavy D! "HADOOOOOUKEN!" Maybe, just maybe, she'll be running out sometime!

COMBATSYS: Sakura successfully hits HeavyD with Shinkuu Hadouken.

[                  \\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  //////////////                ]
HeavyD           1/--=====/=======|==-----\-------\0           Sakura

Geez. Enough already, we get the idea, you like fireballs! D! gets the idea face first anyways, as he ends up taking the blast dead center, flying back painfully as soon as it impacts with him. Rolling back a little, he comes to a stop finally, smoking a little. Groaning, he slowly starts to pull himself up finally. "Ngh...." Well, if she's going to do that...pulling all his chi inward, and focusing it on on his fist, the boxer narrows his eyes and sets his sights onto Sakura. " it comes..." Then, with a big step forward and a snap of his right arm, he explodes, letting loose with one big monsterous punch that blasts out like a cannon toward Sakura.

COMBATSYS: Sakura dodges HeavyD's D. Magnum.

[                  \\\\\\\\\\\\  < >  //////////////                ]
HeavyD           0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0           Sakura

Sakura doesn't like the looks of that! She dives hard to the side, tucking into a roll until the punch clears her -- in all actuality, it's a very -narrow- miss!
Of course... she springs right back to her feet afterwards, closing in for D! She hops a bit, aiming to land both feet on his chest -- and if she manages to do so, she'll springboard backwards sharply, grinding her heel into his sternum with an aim of knocking the man to the ground. "Yuutttaa!"

COMBATSYS: Sakura successfully hits HeavyD with Sailor Shoot.

[                        \\\\\\  < >  /////////////                 ]
HeavyD           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Sakura

Alas, for D! it's over. As soon as Sakura ends up rolling underneath the magnum,it's over. Too stunned from his own attack to recover soon enough, Sakura manages to plant herself right into D!'s chest, and smash him back, driving him into the ground, where he remains, groaning, conscious, but definitely in no shape left to continue the fight.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD takes no action.

[                 \\\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Sakura           0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: HeavyD can no longer fight.

[                 \\\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Sakura           0/-------/---====|

Tucking into a somersault as she vaults away to safety, Sakura's more than ready for D! to come back swinging! Though... she finds that her final strike seems to have taken the man down after all. Blinking, she wipes her brow with the back of her handguard. "Wow... that was a pretty close fight..." she notes with a smile, raising her fist if for nothing more than acceptance of the win. "Thanks for keeping it right on the edge, Heavy D!"

COMBATSYS: Sakura takes no action.

[                 \\\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Sakura           0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: Sakura has ended the fight here.

Log created by Sakura, and last modified on 04:28:53 01/20/2006.