Neo League 151 - #152: Frei vs Yuri

Description: Yuri Sakazaki utterly destroys Frei in every possible way. (Winner: Yuri)

Today is one of those fair-weather days that causes the roof to retract - sunlight spilling in on half of the main arena floor, the place normally used for football being used for a different purpose now! Today, a new entrant to the League shows up, a new person joining in and learning the ropes - one who has been away from the fighting for quite some time, in any official capacity. This has drawn a small crowd, all getting excellent seats, close up to watch the action that occurs today!

Stage fright isn't something that Yuri usually feels - in fact, she's pretty confident that she'll do well. She hasn't heard of her opponent, but she'll be ready for them, all the same. She makes her way onto the astroturf, making small mock-punches, and generally loosening up, making sure to test how her trademark Converse keep their grip in the grass.
"O-kay! Who's ready for some ACTION!?", she shouts - in an effort to pump up the crowd.

Duh duh duh duuuuuuh, it's the Master's league tournament, once again and here, bright and early was Ken's little slave (due to a plea bargain agreement) was the Witch! <3 Naerose. Brandishing her megaphone and a new outfit today, she was dressed in the DBZ announcer outfit from the video games. That said she has a pair of shades on, a business suit (second hand from a value world store) and an arm band which is fairly non-descript.

"Allllriiight, here we are for another installment of the league fighting, two thousand and six.. And if you're like me, you're still writing 05 on cheques by accident. Actually, if you're like me you don't have a checking account yet, but here are two people who probably do. Starting with the more noteworthy fighter, having appeared in the latest installment of the Saturday Night Fight video game, known for her appearance in the King of Fighters and for a noteworthy history of fighting Prowess, can you give it up for YUUUUUUUUURRRRI Sakazaki! The Karate babe!" Naerose says, trying hard to pump up the audience as best she can, meanwhile brandishing in her hand a 'Yuri Sakazaki' trading card from the SNF collectibles.

"Annnnd her challenger, the less known self proclaimed monk. . " she has a two by five index card for the information on him. Frei Tsku-something ugh,Renard? Wait, THE Renard? Oh-kay folks, this will be a good fight, we have a Castlevania Cosplayer challenging the Sakazaki!"

Naerose Bias? Never!

It's been a while since Frei had a league fight; in fact, his last attempt was a disastrous bout with Shinobu in which she destroyed him utterly. Still, if you fall off a bike, you gotta get back on! And so the monk threw himself back in the running full-tilt, getting assigned a local fight for once this week. Early morning, too.
Hopping off one of the tennis team benches, Frei taps the tip of his track shoes in the dirt, then heads on over to the fight arena marked off in the many grassy fields of the immense Taiyo dome. He gives Yuri a grin and a thumbs up. "Okay. I'm awake, I've had a bottle of holy water, and a hearty pancake breakfast. Ready to g--"
Then he glances over to the 'commentator', and wobbles slightly at the mention of Castlevania cosplay. "It was Maria Renard, you know? Ma-ri-a. I'm not even blonde."

ROLL: Frei rolls 1d10: 10

ROLL: Yuri rolls 1d10: 9

"Right, so it's the great grand something of Maria Renard! Frei himself admits to the resemblance. Now, whose cuisine reiiiigns supreme, Haijme! .. Hajime? That sounds better." The witch nods a few times, her Japanese coming with a terrible accent seeing as she's clearly from the States.

".. Crossplayer?"

Yuri eh-hehs, and looks about a little nervously. She keeps getting hooked up with odd people to fight and work with. This is pretty creepy, but Yuri's not going to like, let it dissuade her. Stepping up into the informal ring etched on the turf, she bounces back and forth on either foot, ducking and bobbing and weaving and all that good defensive stuff.

She briefly gives Frei a nod, and then hmnns. Pancake breakfast. Pancake breakfast. She stops, going slack-jawed and hearty-eyed as she thinks about the concept of a tasty, tasty breakfast that she missed. Battery goodness, syrup, num. Oh-so num! Oops! So caught up in the rememberance of breakfasts past, she misses the starting shout!

COMBATSYS: Frei has started a fight here.

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Frei             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Yuri has joined the fight here.

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Frei             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Blinking, Frei catches the look in Yuri's eye and waves his hands in front of him. "No, no, no... I'm not a cosplayer. This is what I wear normally!" he says, pulling at the oversize Chinese shirt that serves as typical day wear for him. "She just... alright, so I don't know what her problem is, but don't worry about it. I'm not a crazed otaku." Grinning, he falls into stance, a loose tai chi affair reminiscent of Chun-li's without the toe pointy. "Good luck!"
And of course, just after he says that, the flag goes up! As it were. Lately, not taking the initiative has been costing Frei, so fighting down his instincts the monk decides to take first crack today, dashing in at Yuri with his hands cupped to the side, an orange-red sphere of light gathering there. Once he gets close, he hurls his hands forward palms-out, the sphere bursting into a hail of golden sparks that might give Yuri a nice wake-up jolt. "Allez cuisine!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Frei's Hizashi.

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Frei             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Pancakes and syrup. Blintzes and fruit. Crepes and whipped cream. Giant balls of chi and... Nothing goes with giant balls of chi. Wait. Giant balls of chi?! ACK! Yuri snaps out of the daydream just in time to put her hands up outstretched, a faint glow of her own chi protecting them as she throws up an awkward block. "Augh!"

The attack blows her back a foot or two, her feet skidding on what feels like slick grass - but that doesn't stop her from getting right back in there! She grins at the other man, giving him a thumbs-up and then taking a breath. "Alright! Let's do this!" Neglecting, of course, that it's already begun - and she kinda missed the whole 'start'. Oops!

She concentrates, and in her hands a matching ball of energy forms - another red-gold ball of light and chi that she winds up and tosses at Frei's form in a double-handed hurling motion! "Let's see what you do with this! ...KO'OU KEN!"

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Yuri's Ko'ou Ken.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Yuri

And the announcer drones on

"Allez cuisine, just what I was missing, but never mind that, the Monk comes off with a sneaky surprise attack at the start of the round, looks like we can expect a pretty flashy display from the challanger today, but meanwhile Yuri Sakazaki opens with a favorite reprisal, the Ko'ou ken. A well known move amongst the Kyokugen style of karate, manifesting in many ways, depending on the user, Yuri Sakazaki typically is known for either a splash of energy or this more focused form. Though it's not her signature, she's certainly made some interesting variations of it. . So far.. no clean hits."

Well... what Frei does with 'this' is block it, throwing up a forearm that flashes silver for just a moment as it clashes with Yuri's projectile, the chi-infused block mostly negating the attack, though it still does sting a little. The monk looks interested, though, grinning at his opponent. "Focused yang chi. I kinda pegged you for the energetic type. Nothing wrong with that, though!" He had planned to dash back right into the fray, but Yuri's attack has kept Frei safely at a distance for now.
...or does it? Slowed down but not stopped, Frei gets back on the move, running toward Yuri and then tucking forward once he gets close, planting a hand on the ground and doing a sort of aggressive handstand, looking to get his ankles around her neck and drag her right down to the ground. A little telegraphed, but it'll probably sting a bit if it connects. "So, what's your fighting style? If you don't mind me asking," the monk breathes out as he attacks. Conversational, ain't he?

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Frei's Strong Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"H.. hey! I _am_ energetic!"

Yuri's protests are probably a bit too overwrought - she didn't know that someone could tell that she occasionally gets lazy and just mallrats around with her friends, and maybe he means something else. Augh! She focuses on the attack coming in, the handstand _almost_ catching her off guard - but not quite! One hand goes to Frei's knees, catching them on her forarms, to keep those ankles at bay. She then tries to wrap her other arm around his thighs from the front. If she does, she's simply going to hop up and hang from his back like a koala, and use her weight to make him go *thump* right on top of his head! It wouldn't be polite to do this without answering his question, though! "Kyokugen style Karate. It's the best one out there! I pick up new things.. here.. or.. THERE!" *leapcling*

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Frei with Medium Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"Energy type huh? Well Monk couldn't be any farther off, I knew there was a reason he left the police force, some people said it was because his wife died and he was a bit obsessive compulsive, but the truth is it's because he mistook Yuri Sakazaki for a heavy energy user, well known for her variation, you can expect a great deal of attacks from her and apparently from Monk too... It looks like he's trying to kick the Sakazaki in the face, but I think this is meant as a throw, either way we're still not seeing any solid hits landed yet as she gets out of the way.. No thank you sir!"

"Meanwhile Yuri shows just what she means by tossing Monk around in an interesting display of grappling mastery. Reprisal anyone? First attack goes to Yuri Sakazaki. For those of you keeping score at home, that's one nothing for clean shots delivered."

Well, that worked better than Yuri might have hoped. Frei doesn't even have time to get a quip out before the Sakazaki girl has him by the hips and drives his head right into the astroturf. Frei, in fact, kinda lies there for a sec, dizzy. Apparently he's taken one too many blows to the face lately. Rolling over on his back, the monk stares up at the sky through the open stadium roof, pointing a wobbly finger upwards. "You know what the secret is, Cloud Bruce Willis?" he mumbles. "You've been a ghost the entire movie."
However, momentarily Frei is back on his feet, shaking out his head and grinning at Yuri. "That's not a karate move, y'know," he teases, cupping his hands in front of him and gathering a blue-white sphere of chi there. "I guess that's one of the 'here or there's..." Flinging the finished ball at Yuri, Frei snaps his fingers once it gets close, hopefully showering the Kyokugen fighter with hail shards to chill her out. "Burst!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Frei's Hyoushou Rengeki.

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Frei             0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

"Of course it's not! It's one of those here or there things - I'm pretty good at picking up new attacks, and that one was from some guy going through Southtown. I just remember something about smelling his cooking..!"

Frei is not the only chatterbox, it seems! She bounces away as Frei goes down, then grins, preparing for the new attack, then opening her eyes wide as it comes in - ack! more attacks, more cold! She bats at the shards, catching most with her gloves, but they're so cold! Brr! Tucking her hands under her armpits, she shivers and shakes, then gets back.

"No cold shoulder for me, Mister!" She rushes Frei, a bit slower than normal from the cold, and brings her right hand back, left hand going for his collar. If she gets a hold of him - he'll get to feel the stinging surprise of a flurry of slappy motions along his cheeks - yet another move that Takuma never taught the Kyokugen girl!

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Yuri's Hyakuretsu Binta.

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Frei             0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

"Cool! monk has some really flashy tricks up his sleeves, here we have his signature move the 'Hyoushou Rengeki,' I think it means something, I don't know what, but what we just saw as absolute control over his energy, not only does it go on target, but he even can make it explode. That was just neat. Statistics on this attack, we're fairly unknown about mister Monk, or Frei, but what we do know is that attack is probably pretty hard to get away from since he can make it explode."

"Yuri counters with a flurry of slaps, silly as it sounds, she's well known for this attack, so well known that Monk avoids the blunt of the attack easily. Is this challenger going to be too much for the youth prodigy?" The witch is on her toes with excitement.

Well, the hold works, but it doesn't appear that Frei's in the mood to be slapped around this fine morning; he wriggles free just in time to take the first slap on the forearm instead of to the face, mostly blunting the assault and giving him time to gather himself and take a step back. She's fast. And he's going to have a hard time keeping up the defense if he can't find some attack to get out of the way from. Still, instead of pressing his assault Frei keeps his distance. "Heh. You're pretty good. Everyone in this league is, I've noticed... probably better than I am." He doesn't seem too bothered by that admission, though. Instead he crosses his arms over his face in an x-shape, then throws them down to the side, a burst of wind blowing his clothes about and a swirl of multicolored sparks dancing around his form. "Gonna have to bring out the A game, I guess!"

COMBATSYS: Frei gathers his will.

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Frei             1/-----==/=======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

"H.. Hey! You're pretty good too - I still can't feel my fingers!"

That's Yuri, giving away precious, precious information with the fight ongoing - she's not willing to let him feel down about his power. After all, he can do the super-special swirling chi thing, and that's .. well, y'know, cool! Yuri takes a moment to watch the gathering - and then grins cheekily. What's it going to hurt? Worse that happens, she takes a hit - but it's silly to not charge in and do what she can when she can!

"I always bring my A-Game, you should .. TOO!" With that, she launches herself at Frei, heedless of the gathering energy - instead, she's going to slap him down by sliding at his feet, and swinging one leg at his ankles, the other going for the backs of his knees again in a scissoring motion, to try to drop him down to the turf!

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Yuri's Medium Throw.

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Frei             1/---====/=======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Well, it's not going to hurt Yuri anything, and it's only going to hurt Frei a little bit... still, a little bit is enough, and he hasn't been able to do much of anything to Yuri this fight. "Oof!" the monk breathes out, Yuri's sliding kick knocking him off balance. However, to his credit Frei makes an acrobatic grab for the ground at the last second as he falls, springing back to his feet in a little backflip a short distance away. "I was just being dramatic," he says with an embarrassed grin.
Still... can't lollygag around forever. Hopping back onto the offensive, the monk rolls his head a bit on his shoulders, then just... charges Yuri, arms flailing. It looks awful stupid, but his real goal is to sneak, in the midst of the chaos, a hand onto her arm. It's risky, and he might not get the chance even if she doesn't notice. If he does, though...

COMBATSYS: Yuri reflects Ame no Murakumo from Frei with Saiha.

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Frei             1/-======/=======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

"Okay.. What the snap was that? Mister Monk seems to of totally lost his mind. I'm really not entirely sure I can make any sense of what he just did, but Yuri wasn't having it. Sorry Monk, I really wanted to say that you gave Yuri a serious beating just now, maybe that you send her sliding across the ground, but.. woah, just woah. I don't know what to call that move except 'absolute insanity' from Frei, countered with Saiha, a no non-sense stop, from Yuri. . End result? Teh pain." Naerose reports onto her speaker.

Yuri's back on her feet _almost_ as fast as Frei is, turning to face him as she gathers up her energy, that red-gold of her chi swirling just a bit about her as well! Two can play at that game! She's all ready to laugh with him at the silliness of thinking someone doesn't have their A-Game at a fight, and then.. he rushes her flailing like that Star Wars Kid! AUGH!

Yuri backpedals as Frei comes at her, and at the last second, she throws her arms out in front of her, that gathering chi exploding into a wide shield of gold, keeping the attack from landing - it lasts only a second, but it seems to have been long enough! "Geez! That's.. that's.. " Yuri doesn't have words for it! Scary!

Already battered and bruised by the basically untouched Yuri, it doesn't take much to make Frei go skidding across the ground, stopping in a heap a good distance across the floor. "Yeah, well..." the monk says, groaning in pain. "It would have looked a little less stupid if it'd actually connected," he says, dazed. "I think I'll just stay here a sec and commune with the grass a bit. Or... fail to commune with the grass 'cause it's fake." He ain't getting up, looks like.

COMBATSYS: Frei takes a breather.

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Frei             1/-======/=======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

"I can't wait to see it in action, then!"

Yuri grins a bit - after all, learning new styles is what Kyokugen do best! Hoo-hoo-de-hoo! Er, maybe not, but it is one of Yuri's specialties! She briefly ponders letting Frei take that breather uninterrupted - but it's a fight! You don't stop a fight in the middle - all that causes is problems later on! Like, getting him to stay down, instead of getting down, then coming back again. "C'mon! Get on up!" Yuri demands, and then rushes him from his prone position.

When she's close, she digs her left heel into the ground - and starts to spin her right in a wide circle - she's aiming for Frei's chest - and if she can hit it, she's going to use the momentum to kick him up into the air, and come with her on several more spinning kicks, arcing towards the turf a few feet away.


COMBATSYS: Frei endures Yuri's Chou Mawashi Geri.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|===----\-------\0             Yuri

"Do we have a winner?" comes a surprised witch, "It looks like Frei maybe down, but I just don't know yet folks.. Can we get a judgment here..? Is he just taking a break or is it over.. And what will Yuri Sakazaki do about it? This could be a clever trick to look beaten."

"And Yuri does it her Sakura Kasugano rip off, 'Get up so I can smack you down again,' Actually that whole move is a big Sakura Kasugano rip off. Hah!"

The fact that he was lying on the ground means that Yuri basically has free reign to do whatever she'd like to Frei, speaking in martial arts terms. The initial kick lands just fine, and Frei goes along for the ride. Hurts like hell, too. But as the kicks continue to carry him around, Frei is actually sort of... riding it out. "Not everything is what it looks like on the surface!" the monk cheerily says as the last kick spins about, putting the monk face to face with Yuri in midair... a blue-white sphere of chi already gathered at his fingertips. "And I don't ever give up!" Deciding to capitalize on the closeness, the monk just flat-out explodes the ice grenade signature of his in her face. Hopefully at close range, it'll help the move -- which has gotten stuffed quite a lot recently -- to connect.

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Frei's Hyoushou Rengeki.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0             Yuri

"Okay, Bathroom break, unforntunately we don't have the luxery of commercial time outs, so I'm just going to do this while this fight seems to be reaching it's climax! What wonderful timing I have, don't kill each other too bad kiddies, at least not while I'm here to tell the radio fans about it!" Naerose literally runs off to use the bathroom, apparently.. she wasn't kidding.

"Ohgeez, that's not good!"

Realizing Frei was playing dead kinda sinks in after the second kick - even though they're contacting, he sure doesn't seem to be handling the pain like someone who's about to go down. Not good! As she lands past Frei, she spins around to see that ice grenade attack come in, and just _drops_ to the ground, covering up with her hands over her head, pelted by pieces of ice and feeling it melting on her skin.

"Aaaaah! COooold!"

Yuri keeps to her crouched position, and spends a minute blowing on and shaking her hands in an effort to get the feeling back into them. Augh. Augh. Augh. She's going to need a hot water manicure and a cup of cocoa to go with the bandages after this, no fair!

COMBATSYS: Yuri focuses on her next action.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Landing lightly on his feet, Frei actually frowns... a rarity, but this entire fight Yuri has been untouchable and it's got him slightly concerned. Still, he doesn't press the attack, deciding to stay on the defensive for now. Play to your strengths, after all. "Was that last one a Kyokugen move, then?" the monk asks, genuinely curious. "It actually seemed a little more like ballet-fu to me, but I've never learned any karate." Meanwhile, Frei is doing some tai chi hand pushes... much less flashy than his previous display, but still, it helps him to get centered and focus on what's to come. Can't give up just yet.

COMBATSYS: Frei gathers his will.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Huff! Puff! Flex the fingers and take a breather - that's what Yuri's done! She's got herself set back on the path of warmth, and as she gets back to her feet, she drops into a crouch, starting to circle Frei warily. "Actually, that's from the Ansatsuken style - It's not perfect yet, but it works. If you want to see Dad's style, well.. here goes!"

Yuri steps in - right hand chambered at her side, she takes a definitive step forwards, and launches the punch directly at Frei's sternum, planning on giving him a showing of Kyokugen Fury! "Like THIS!" she shouts, to try to make the impact more effective - breath control is important, you know!

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Yuri's Medium Punch.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Now where has he heared that name before? Ansatsuken... oh yeah! Of course, when he wants to be Frei is perfectly capable of doing two things at once, even if it normally seems as if he's too spacey to pull that off. When the punch comes in, the monk calmly snaps out a hand and literally grabs Yuri's fist, briefly holding it fast. "Oh yeah! That Sakura girl. Wonder how she's been..." Of course, Frei's plan is two-fold, there. He grins at Yuri, green eyes flashing briefly, the hand he has clamped over hers trembling slightly, as if he were shaking. "I'll bear that in mind. Break!" And without further ado, or any of the typical leadup, the monk lets go of the Kyokugen girl's hand, unleashing a focused pulse of raw force that causes the air between the two fighters to ripple with the after effect. Of course, nothing else Frei has tried this fight has worked so this likely won't either. But at least he'll have the element of surprise.

COMBATSYS: Yuri stops Fukami Reikai from Frei with Saiha.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Break? Break? ACK!

Yuri's let go, and she doesn't have any idea what is coming. As the heat-shimmer effect comes out, the buildup of force, Yuri does the only thing she can think to do - she steps into the attack, and holds out her hands again. This time, the red-gold barrier is brighter, pushing back at the forceful attack as hard as she can muster!


Even then, she still gets knocked backwards, sprawling to the ground with a thump, a bump, and a grass stain on her rump. Ow! She rubs at her backside, and then looks up at the monk with a sheer amount of respect.

"Teach me that? Please oh please oh please!"

Normally it's pretty impossible to get Frei to look anything approaching 'crestfallen'. Somehow, Yuri has managed to do it. He doesn't know any stronger attacks, and she basically shrugged it off with an attack that... barely tapped him at all before. Perplexed, the monk just... rubs the back of his neck in embarrassment. "Huh... Kyokugen must be a pretty good style," he says, sounding cheerful but looking a little doubtful. "You're certainly working me over pretty well."

COMBATSYS: Frei takes no action.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

"Kyokugen's good stuff. I mean, Dad swears by it."

Yuri's a little concerned now, and rubs the back of her neck as Frei seems to slow the pace of the fight. Yuri's actually alright with that, as it gives her a chance to put her hands on her knees, and take a breath, then another. *huff* *huff* Those chi attacks always, always take a lot out of her.

Eventually, she gets back to her fighting stance, and warily advances on the monk again. She's a bit more cagey now - he's caught her by surprise with that grinning smile before - and she won't be gentle on him now! She clasps both hands together, and then brings them up and around in a golf swing - aiming for his chest. "..HNNFF!"

COMBATSYS: Frei dodges Yuri's Fierce Punch.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

However, when Yuri's punch comes in, Frei's just not there, having instead leapt straight up and flipped in midair, intending to come back down on her shoulders and drive her right into the dirt. A tricky maneuver, to be sure, but who knows.

COMBATSYS: Yuri endures Frei's Strong Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Yuri


Yuri is overstretched on her swing, and unable to block the big foot coming down - it catches her square on the shoulders, dropping her to her knees with a dull thudding noise - it's plain to see the effect that it had on her, from the way she reaches up to grab at the shoulder. "N.. Nice move! My turn, though!"

From her position under Frei, she tries to get a hold of his other foot, the one he's balancing on. If she does, she'll yank it forwards as she gets up to her feet - hopefully flipping the man back onto his back! If she can get him there, she'll have a better chance of working him over!

"What'd I miss?!" Yep, Naerose gets back to her megaphone in time to see that both fighters are still fighting, "Okay, Yuri graciously compliments Monk, looks a little worse for wear herself.. And.. seems to be trying some Kyokugen throwing action, Oh.. Monk looks lesss charged then before, I guess his dragon dragon, rock the dragon stuff ran out on him. Get this man some red bull."

Almost forgot about the announcer huh.

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Yuri's Medium Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Yuri

It just doesn't work that way, however. True, Yuri does manage to unbalance Frei, but as before, just prior to hitting the ground he snaps a hand out, backflipping into place and hitting the ground fairly lightly by comparison. His normal, ever-present grin is gone... instead, he has a more glassy-eyed expression, passionless... which looks kind of ridiculous on him if you've seen how he normally looks. Maybe Gabriel spiked his holy water. Stepping forward, Frei actually explodes into movement from out of nowhere, arcing through the air with a downward-scything kick at Yuri's shoulder, a crescent of flame erupting in the path of the attack.

COMBATSYS: Frei successfully hits Yuri with Kouen no Tsurugi.

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Frei             0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1             Yuri

"... Are you alright, Frei?"

Surprised by the vacant, glassy expression, Yuri approaches the monk, a hand outreached to make sure he's not like, about to fall over or anything. After all, the Kyokugen girl may not know her own strength! As he leaps up in that rush, she's completely caught off guard, iin an attempt to dodge out of the way. She doesn't even come close! The powerful kick comes in, smacks her down to the ground again, and sends her skidding a few feet away, digging up a bit of ground as she goes, until she comes to rest in a pile of pushed up astroturf! She gives Frei a thumbs-up and then springs back to her feet, in an attempt to get herself psyched up again - and psyched up she is! "Alright! Let's see how fast you are, Monk Man!"

She braces herself, and then rushes the man, cocking her right fist down and in - as she closes, she brings her hand up in an uppercut, her body blurring from the speed and effort she puts into the attack! Should the first uppercut hit, she'll follow it up with a leap and two more punches, in an attempt to knock Frei down again, and this time, hopefully without the getting back up part!


COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Yuri's Shin Yuri Chou Upper.

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Frei             1/------=/=======|-------\-------\0             Yuri

"Uh-oh, here we go Ladies and gentlemen, the Masters all-or-nothing moment! Yuri is trying to hit Monk with her one of a kind (unless you count the KEn and Sakura versions of the same move) upper cut extraoganza.. Will this mark the end of the match for Monk?! This moment brought to you by, 'your advertisement here' The official team Strongest! opening to advertise your product! Lunch by any means necessary!" Nearose holds up a picture for the camera's to avoid seeing of Li Xiangfei (check her oocfinger for the link).

"And back to the fight,, oh it seems in the time I spent advertising we missed Monk surviving this all or nothing assault!"

"Fast" might not be the word to describe it, but against all expectation Frei does manage to wake up a little bit as Yuri's attack comes in. It might be the shouting; works for some people, but it can go both ways, one might assume. That first uppercut packs a serious wallop, but Frei is prepared for it, shoving both hands into it with an aggressive defense. It stings, true, but probably less than it would have if the whole thing had gone by unopposed.
Without bothering to answer Yuri's question, the monk doesn't waste any time, suddenly flipping backwards in a backflip kick, silver energy trailing in its wake. If he can do that much without getting stuffed, Frei makes a sudden turn before he hits the ground, arcing back at Yuri with a blazing halo of the same energy surrounding him in a shoulder tackle, and from that, a final spin with hands outstretched, finishing the combination with a huge spherical burst of the same energy. "ORIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Frei's Gekkou Nocturne.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"Hey, that's not .. not.. .. hooboy..!"

Yuri's pretty sure that the spinning uppercut is supposed to do more than it did - and she's super-impressed that the monk manages to take it without much more than what looks like a stinging palm! So inspired by this, she attempts to do the same darn thing! She leaps into the ball of chi, both palms out, and tries to ward off the blazing ball with nothing more than the power of her heart! Or something. The ball bends around her, the edges of her hair going toasty as it passes over and a few spark s singe her hands and arms, making her jump and shake her hands in surprise. "Atch! Atch! Atch!!"

She finishes shaking her hands, and then tries to give them a quick rest, rushing Frei and jumping at him, trying to get over his shoulder. As she passes by, one foot lashes out for the back of his head, a fast kick to try and knock him senseless! "Nice!!"

COMBATSYS: Frei dodges Yuri's Medium Kick.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Yuri

Not missing a beat, Frei spins back out of the way, a pirouette-like maneuver that actually puts him in Yuri's way as she descends from her attack. Blinking a few times, as if he had something stuck in his eye, the monk looks straight up to the falling schoolgirl and flexes his fingers a little bit, reaching up and intending to simply grab Yuri out of midair, then drive her into the ground, using her own momentum as a catalyst.

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Frei's Medium Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"And the baaaand drags ooooooonn" Naerose can't sing, "While the helichopter kicks tuuurn, stuck in the face by a nuclear fireball..." She really can't sing.
"So.. we have a few attempts at finishing this once and for all foiled by pretty solid defense. Both opponents are showing us well what it means to keep people from hitting them, but who is going to actually win..? It's a blow for blow exchange as Yuri fails to connect, and now Monk. Whose going to break this cycle..? Lets ask mister bunny. Mister Bunny, how many hits does it take before a fighter tires out and stops dodging?"

The mic is held up to the nose of Naerose' white bunny rabbit Silvester.

"Well there you have it folks," the witch comes back after the bunny fails to answer, "The key to winning the fight, the secret of life given for all to hear."

"Ah! My shoe!"

The grab's successful, but Yuri's shoe gives out before her ankle does, the high-top slipping free and letting her land on the grass. She hops one-footedly, and then sets her stockinged foot back on the ground, favoring the other leg.

"Gimme back my shoe!" she says, lunging for Frei's hand in an attempt to smack the forearm of the monk and get her footwear back. After all, this turf is still a little cold, and she's not quite ready to keep her tootsies on it longer than she needs to! Brr!

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Frei with Medium Punch.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0             Yuri

Frei actually just looks confused, seeing as he didn't take her shoe. In fact, he stops to look for it, which menas when Yuri comes to punch him he has absolutely no defense whatsoever, stumbling backwards with the force of the blow and wincing, favoring the arm that got hit. Looks like it's just not his day.

COMBATSYS: Frei takes no action.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0             Yuri

Naerose is on the edge of her seat, but since she's not sitting, she's just leaning a lot. Crazy display but..
"Alright Sakazaki makes some accusations, throws a punch and.. connects.. what is happening? Monk stands there."

"Er, sorry - I guess I should have like, looked down. Eh-heh."

Yuri's apologetic, and gingerly picks up her shoe and puts it back on. "Uhm.. Right. No hard feelings, okay?" She walks over, and offers a hand up - it's the least she can do for being rude and attacking him when she tries to help. The shoe is slipped back on, tucking her foot into it with an easy effort - there, ready to go again, once Frei's back to his feet!

COMBATSYS: Yuri takes no action.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"...yeah," Frei says listlessly. "Sure." He doesn't look angry, or even sad. If anything else, he just looks... confused. Closing his eyes, he once again retreats into the relative safety of tai chi, going through a few exercises to try and get himself centered again, hands pushing at some invisible counterforce as he moves through stances one after the other.

COMBATSYS: Frei gathers his will.

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Frei             0/-------/=======|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"Sure? Sure?! C'mon, you can do better than that!"

Stomping her foot, Yuri takes two steps away, giving Frei ample time to get himself centered again. Then she ducks down and rushes right at him again! She's going to grab at his collarbone with her right hand, and well - if she hits, it's going to be another series of slappity slaps! Let's see if that shocks the listless man back into action!

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Yuri's Hyakuretsu Binta.

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Frei             1/-----==/=======|=------\-------\0             Yuri

Yuri's fist impacts the center of Frei's palm with a loud slapping sound. "Actually," he says conversationally, as if the Sakazaki girl had said something of great philosophical import, "this entire fight's been proof that I really can't." But while he's in close, the monk snaps out a hand to grab for Yuri's non-punching arm, moving with surprising swiftness, but still somewhat telegraphed by the need to get proper purchase. "Oh well."

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Frei's Ame no Murakumo EX.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"Sure you can! C'mo... ACK!"

Yuri's exclamation is simply due to the fact that she knows if this attack comes in and hits, she's in a world of trouble! As he reaches for her, she simply lets her legs go limp, dropping down to the ground, and attempting to slide _under_ Frei. When she's on the other side of him, she brings her knees in, and attempts to plant both feet into his backside as she rolls away. "Auuuugh!" *skitter tumble thump*

COMBATSYS: Frei fails to interrupt Light Kick from Yuri with Daichi Kudaki.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Naerose' head starts to bob. " We're down to the wire.. I think," she starts to drift again,
"Both fighters.. missing, I'm not sure if it's skill at dodging or if they just both can't hit worth a damn. .. Oh wait, there is a new development, a trainwreck of a manuever has just landed the Sakazaki a strong hit on her opponent, he might be stunned folks."

Maybe the last one was a feint? Or maybe not. Still, when Yuri comes around back Frei actually spins around, ready to grab her foot and just chuck her out of the way. If it weren't for the fact that her kick plows on through his hand with a nice bone-cracking sound, the grab actually diverting the kick up into his side, it probably would have worked, too. Stumbling backwards, the monk breathes out sharply, apparently in a lot of pain. "Nope," he says matter-of-factly. "Can't. Was a nice fight! Congratulations." And then he's... off to the sidelines. Looks like Yuri's first league fight is a big success.

COMBATSYS: Frei takes no action.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

COMBATSYS: Frei has left the fight here.

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"The winner! Yuri Sakazaki by consession of her opponent Monk! This was an exciting and a close fight, one move would of likely made the difference but here we see the end finally comes and it's with girl power! Lets go and get our interviews with the fighters, Mister Monk! Miss Sakazaki, yoo hoo, can either of you tell me how you felt about the fight and what you might of done differently?"
Naerose tries to catch the two before they can escape.

"..Er. Geeze. I, uh... Yeah."

Yuri stops as Frei starts walking away, rubbing behind her neck. She's definitely confused, and certainly more than a bit concerned. She slumps her shoulders with a sigh - this isn't how a fight is supposed to end. .. Huh. When Naerose turns to ask her questions, she shakes her head quickly, and then just starts to walk off. This fight didn't go at all how she planned - and really, it just doesn't feel quite right at all. "S.. Sorry. No questions today, Naerose."

COMBATSYS: Yuri has ended the fight here.

Frei doesn't look particularly interested in talking to Naerose either as he snags a water bottle from where his things are gathered, uncaps it, then gathers up his stuff and makes to leave. He does give the young witch a faint smile, though. "Name's Frei. People are usually better disposed to you if you can remember their names and call 'em by it, as a heads up," he says cheerily. "Makes you look less biased." And with that, he wanders off, sipping his water.

Log created by Frei, and last modified on 20:56:17 01/21/2006.