Neo League 151 - #154: Hotaru vs Hinata

Description: Hinata and Hotaru rematch in the glitzy casinos of Vegas! But Hinata gets Hotaru's number this time. (Winner: Hinata)

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Log started!"

Most cities are actually founded in places people would want to live. Places with fine natural environments, plentiful water, and just being a nice place. Las Vegas was built in the desert by the mob, but it's still a hell of a town. Neon lights cast the sky with a dull pink, flashing bulb signs as far as the eye can see. The city is alive, especially after dark.

Desert air is chilly, but the insides of the casinos are warm and totally crazy busy. Lights are everywhere, the sound of slot machines fills the air along with the clinking of drinks and casino chips. In bright lights on a sign outside this particular casino is a sign of the headliners for the evening. 'Tonight only, Neo League Tournament Fight! LIVE!'

"Wow..." Hinata breathes, looking up toward the neon accent lights all around the casino interior. Everything is so shiny, so flashy and and busy and alive! ... It's almost kind of dizzying. She stands with her thumbs hooked into the straps of her bookbag, tapping the toe of a tennis shoes on the fancifully colored carpeting. A large square of the floor has been roped off (with actual velvet ropes even), surrounded by cheering gamblers and vacationers and lined on two sides by fantastically flashy slot machines.

"This is the coolest place ever! Are you sure I can't just try one of them?" Hinata pleads with sweet fluttering eyes to one of the Neo League judges, who purses his lips and frowns. Nope, underage gambling is illegal.

It isn't the kind of place that Hotaru would want to live--she envisions, someday, settling down in a quiet town, running a small dojo to teach her brand of Kenpo to young girls to empower them physically, spiritually, and motivationally... but as Hinata said, this is a -hell- of a town. It's almost overwhelming; Hotaru has, as of late, been neglecting Itokatsu, so she decided to bring the ferret along... he rides her shoulder, obviously dazzled by the lights and sounds as well. So much so that he's actually just obedient.
Hotaru makes it to the scene of the cri--match--with a few moments to spare, and spares a smile for her friend as she catches sight of her, waving her left hand to get Hinata's attention before the fight begins.
"Hinata-chaaaan!" she calls, cheerfully, across the casino floor, setting Itokatsu into the arms of a young, cute Neo League intern-girl, "I have to ask you something after the fight, so don't run off okay?"
And with that, she's stretching, limbering up, starting to tune out the jangling noise and the smoky air and all of that. Why? It's simple.
It's time to have a fight.

"Hi Hotaru-chan!" Hinata calls with an energetic wave. The crowd murmurs quietly. Two young girls fighting? Maybe they were expecting something a little more, but still.. a fight is a fight! And it's free entertainment! "After the fight? Well, okay, if you say so!" The Sunshine Girl snaps two fingers to her forehead in a quick salute.

She likewise stretches, popping her knuckles and grinning. "Let's give 'em a good show, Hotaru-chan! And have fun!" Hinata leans down to touch her toes, crane her neck from side to side, and at last lifts her fists into her bouncy fighting stance. "Give me your best!"

COMBATSYS: Hinata has started a fight here.

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[OOC] Hotaru says, "Roll for first move?"

[OOC] Hinata says, "Nah, you go ahead and take it!"

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Oh-kay."

These doubters will soon see. For sure. The announcer cries out, "AND IN THIS CORNER! The Beauty of Taiyo High, in Southtown, the up-and-coming legend, the SUNSHINE GIRL--WAKABA HINATA!!!" His enthusiasm is not lost on the crowd, who start to pick up a bit, and cheer, as the announcer gestures to Hinata.
"AND IN THE OTHER CORNER! The Mistress of Nature, hailing from the halls of Seijyun High, another up and coming fighter who's shown us a lot of potential, HOTARU... FUTABA!" More cheers, though Hotaru looks mortified--the Mistress of Nature?!? She's going to have to have a talk with the Neo League promoters, oh yes... Hotaru regains her composure as the announcer turns to the two girls.
"Both corners ready?" Upon receiving the affirmatives, he chops a hand down as he backs out of the 'ring'.
"Then... FIGHT!"
Whatever the crowd may be expecting--maybe a slapfight or a clawing fight--Hotaru bursts out of the gates, as it were, launching herself up into the casino's airspace, redirecting herself down at Hinata, right knee-first--should she make contact, she'll kick out with the same leg and use the momentum to hopefully gain enough distance for a safe landing.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru has joined the fight here.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Hinata

COMBATSYS: Hinata blocks Hotaru's Ren-geki Shuu.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Hinata

It's Hinata's natural nervousness in front of the cameras that's making her so tense. The noise and lights of the casino aren't even so much of a problem, because it's all just life! Action! Energy! That she can deal with. People watching her? That's not quite the same.

Even still, she's not about to let Hotaru down by not doing her best! The Sunshine Girl leans into Hotaru's flying knee, bracing with the impact and soaking the damage as best she can. Then it's time for a quick reversal before the Futaba girl can make a clean getaway. "Hiyaaaa!" Turning a quick 180, Hinata rolls with the impact and makes a grab for Hotaru's ankle. Forward momentum? Good idea! Hinata'll just use that with a quick spinning shoulder throw down toward the nicely colored carpeting.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru blocks Hinata's Shoulder Throw.

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Hotaru           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Hinata

Well, if Hinata's nervous, it isn't showing! Hotaru yelps when her ankle's grabbed, throwing her hands out, absorbing the impact with her arms--stings, but far better than eating carpet... umm... you know what I mean. Hotaru turns the impact into a forward flip, but doesn't turn to face Hinata; she knows where the girl is, after all. Instead, she remains back-turned to the girl, back-hopping towards her, to close the range. As she closes, she twists, to her right, attacking with a backhand slap; quick as lightning she's twisting the other way as well, attacking with a left backhand slap, a quick combination of strikes.

COMBATSYS: Hinata dodges Hotaru's Quick Punch.

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Hotaru           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Foo! :)"

[OOC] Hinata woos! Didn't expect that to work!

Quick reversals are what it's all about! Hotaru's lightning fast backhand strike makes a beeline for Hinata's face. "Whoa!" The Wakaba girl backpedals quickly to barely get out of the way, quickly juking left and right to avoid the follow up blows Hotaru had planned.

"That's the stuff, Hotaru-chan!" Hinata skids backwards into a crouch on the carpet to a rising cheer from the crowd. Whatever they might have been expecting, they're getting more!

Dropping to one knee, Hinata draws her hands together and slightly to her right side. A twinkle of yellow energy forms between them, growing in size and intensity to a large, cheerful, and familiar sunflower-shaped chi ball! "Kikou..." Hinata thrusts both hands toward Hotaru, palm out to release the energy attack. If it were any cooler, she'd actually be blown backwards by the force of it, but unfortunately she's just not that cool. "Shooooooutei!"

[OOC] Hotaru hmms. These are all basically just coinflip chances... :)

[OOC] Hinata says, "In those kinda situations, I go for whatever would be cooler!"

COMBATSYS: Hotaru fails to reflect Kikou Shoutei from Hinata with Ko-bi Kyaku EX.

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Hotaru           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Foo. :)"

This close, Hinata has the edge on Hotaru with the Kikou Shoutei; though Hotaru tries to reflect it back as she's done in the past, she isn't fast enough at this range--the chiball blows her back, stumbling, Hotaru turning to keep her eyes on Hinata even as she goes; it didn't hurt -that- badly, but still--points to Hinata. Hotaru smiles.
"That was a good one, Hinata-chan!" she cries, as she finally regains her balance, waiting to see what Hinata will do next.

"Yahoo!" Taking a page from The Great Dan Hibiki's book, Hinata rises from her crouch with one fist triumphantly in the air. It's totally awesome, and ellicits a louder cheer from the crowd. That's it! Work the crowd, Hina-chan!

"Heeeeere I come!" she announces happily, slamming her fists together to get pumped up. This is turning into a good fun fight! Rushing in, Hinata raises her right fist above her head. It doesn't particularly matter that she's blantantly telegraphing the move. It's still a powerful strike, forceful and inevitable like a big ol' truck coming your way! Except it's just a little Taiyo schoolgirl. Finally in range, Hinata brings her right fist down in a full body downward strike to the top of Hotaru's head and maybe even setting her up for a return left-handed uppercut! "Orrrrya!"

[OOC] Hotaru says, "No sir, I don't like it. ;_;"

[OOC] Hotaru prays. Prays for rain. :)

COMBATSYS: Hotaru dodges Hinata's Strong Punch.

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Hotaru           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hinata says, "Woo!"

Not today, Galva--er, Hinatatron! Or something like that. Hotaru twists her body away from the overhand strike and twists -back- to avoid the uppercut, Hinata missing by less than inches on both. But, perhaps, that was the intention... to keep Hinata close. After Hotaru's spin, she suddenly grabs for Hinata's closest arm; if she gets it, she'll fling herself up and -over- Hinata, like a giant cartwheel, but one that uses the momentum and concentrates Hotaru's weight to put Hinata into an end-over-end flipping throw. This is, of course, accompanied by a hearty kiai.

[OOC] Hinata ooooohs. Play it safe or risk big...

[OOC] Hotaru says, "I advocate +accept"

[OOC] Hinata says, "..."

[OOC] Hotaru beams winningly :)

COMBATSYS: Hinata interrupts Strong Throw from Hotaru with Shouyouken.

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

[OOC] Hotaru says, "... hidoi. ;.;"

[OOC] Hotaru has a lot of work to do to catch up, here. :O

"Hey! Stay still so I can hit you!" Hinata whines, mostly in jest but really.. she would have liked that overhead punch to hit. It would've been cool! But where's Hotaru? "Uh-oh.."

Siezed by her extended left arm, the Sunshine Girl is helpless for the split second during Hotaru's quick counter. "H-hey!" Flipped up and over Hotaru, Hinata doesn't relish the coming impact, even if the floor was nicely carpeted. Unless..

In mid-flip, Hinata's own hands grab onto Hotaru's wrist like a vise. She's not about to let go either! So if Hotaru can't send Hinata flying, it's more of an acrobatic overhead flip, slamming Hinata down, luckily feet first, onto the ground and leaving the two girls face to face once more. The crowd is very very impressed by this.

"Sorry Hotaru-chan!" Hinata says quickly, rolling her wrists to break the hold and cocking her left arm back, then jamming it quickly upwards into Hotaru's chin with a spinning leap and a bright flare of energy. A left-handed Shouyouken!

Well, that didn't work out as planned--Hotaru verily gasps as she's uppercutted away, unable to do anything but throw her hands down and try to absorb some of the impact of landing. Ah, geez... this is getting rough... for Hotaru at least. Hinata's still sprightly. Time to see if she can change that. Hotaru rolls back to her feet, popping back up, resisting the urge to rub her chin... or frown at Hinata... she'll express her basic displeasure at the pain in a different way. How? It's simple--Hotaru's right hand glows, quickly and suddenly, and she thrusts the extremity in Hinata's direction, throwing off a beach-ball sized, white-blue globe of energy. No kiai, this time; all her focus is internal.

COMBATSYS: Hinata dodges Hotaru's Hakki Shou.

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

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Not my CSYS day, I guess."

[OOC] Hinata awws and pats Hotaru-chan. <3

"You're not mad or nothin', are you?" Hinata cocks her head to one side and purses her lips. It's just a fight after all, but even still she'd hate to make her friend upset! "It's just th-.. WHOA!" Fireball incoming! Hinata follows her gut instinct, which isn't to do anything fancy, try to counter the chi-ball or anything like that. Just get out of the way!

She vaults into the air, spreading her legs in a splits and letting the energy attack pass under her, thankfully resisting the urge to put her hands on it like she does the pommel horse in gym class. Short skirt + splits + big crowd = an astonished cheer and a few camera flashes.

From the foward vault, Hinata hits the ground and rolls, untucking at the last moment to aim a sliding kick at Hotaru's ankles. Sieze the momentum, girl! But.. ouch! Carpet burns!

[OOC] Hotaru hmms. I think I know what I'm doing differently.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru blocks Hinata's Light Kick.

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

[OOC] Hinata ohs? c_c;

Hotaru huhs? at Hinata, and shakes her head. "I'm not mad, I'm just--" Flabbergasted, as Hinata leaps over the projectile, then comes in with that sliding kick; Hotaru ducks low, taking the hit on a knee, more sturdy than her ankles, and avoiding getting toppled. Rather than launch an immediate counterattack, she pushes off with her legs, hopping back through the air, landing a good distance away from her friend and sparring partner and sometime rival in the League... wanting a moment to collect her thoughts and to--not get a rest, exactly, but to center herself, her thoughts.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru focuses on her next action.

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

Hinata winces, hopping in place and rubbing the side of her leg. Pretty sure there was a staple or some gravel or something down there! "Oooow..." An embarassed grimace.

Should.. she hold back for a second to let Hotaru collect herself? A quick internal war takes place in the Wakaba girl's head. 'She's your friend, you shouldn't be too harsh!' 'On the other hand, this is a league fight, and Hotaru *did* say that if you didn't do your best, she'd know!' Aww man...

Teeth grit with a quick decision. "Get ready! Wakaba Special, Double-Step Renkyakudan!" The opening leap forward is a bit more like a skip than a jump, but Hinata kicks her right foot forward and her right shoe off. Immediately after that, she skips forward into the air again and kicks her left shoe from a little closer in.

[OOC] Hotaru aw mans. :o Ok, ok.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru reflects Renkyakudan from Hinata with Ko-bi Kyaku EX.

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Hotaru           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hinata says, "OH SNAP! :O"

With a little time to reflect (ha HA) and prepare, Hotaru is more than ready for the 'Wakaba Double-Barreled Stinkyfeet Special'--er, or, as Hinata calls it, Renkyakudan. Hotaru's jus' playin'. Except when the shoes come in; then Hotaru's all serious. Hinata gon' get up in her grill? Then Hinata gon' get skilled! Hotaru turns and flicks her right leg up, sweeping a wave of chi out like a wave--which, through the magic of Altered Physics, means that Hinata's shoes go flyin' RIGHT back.
"Hinata-chan! CATCH!" calls Hotaru, cheerfully.

COMBATSYS: Hinata endures Hotaru's Reflected Renkyakudan.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hotaru says, "BOLD."

"Booya-..." Hinata was all ready for that move to be super cool and everything. Then Hotaru does that reflect-y thing that Hinata wishes she knew, but instead has learned to fear. Her shoulders slump, jaw hangs open a tad. "... aww snap." There's really no point in even trying to get out of the way, is there? This is soooo gonna suck.

*FWUMP!* A sneaker, moving far faster than even a Wakaba Special Renkyakudan can move, impacts loudly into Hinata's stomach and drives the wind from her lungs. "Oof!" *FWACK!* "Gyaaah!" Oh yeah.. there were two shoes, right? The second one nails her right in the face and knocks Hinata clean off her feet.

A crowd-wide wince and hissed breaths through clenched teeth. Ooh. That wasn't pleasant to watch. Hinata slowly raises a hand in the air, even as she lies prone on the floor. "I'm okay! Nothing to worry about!" Then she sits up, and there's an bright red imprint of sneaker treads starting on one cheek, right across the bridge of her nose, and onto the other cheek. Clearing her throat and trying to maintain composure, Hinata simply stands (a little wobbly), brushes off her skirt, and puts both her shoes back on.

Okay, fine. Good hit and all that. Hinata brings her fists back up, then beckons to Hotaru with two fingers. "Come on, bring it! Do that again. I dare ya!"

COMBATSYS: Hinata focuses on her next action.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hotaru says, "I sense pain in my future. :x"

Hotaru isn't -pleased- that Hinata takes crunchy hits like those, though she's pleased that it did indeed work; she bounces lightly on her feet, keeping herself mobile, as Hinata stands up and gets her shoes back on. Good to see Hinata can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. But at Hinata's 'bring it', Hotaru merely looks puzzled.
"I can't do that 'less you try to kick your shoes at me again!" Honestly. Gon' have to get this girl here a -proper- chi projectile... or at least some rocks or pool balls to carry around for throwing.
Hotaru will happily bring it, however; she takes a few steps, running steps, from which she -plants- her left foot and uses all that momentum to kick out at Hinata with a powerful stepping front kick.

COMBATSYS: Hinata blocks Hotaru's Heavy Kick.

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

[OOC] Hotaru still senses pain... ~.~/

[OOC] Hinata pats your head. "You worry too much."

[OOC] Hotaru grins.

[OOC] Hotaru says, "In case I didn't tell you before, you rock, Hina-chan. Seriously. :)"

"Oh yeah, like I'm gonna fall for that one! I kick my shoes, you shoot 'em back at me and I get my uniform even dirtier! No way!" Hinata lifts her nose in the air a little and snorts. Hmmph!

"Hut!" Hina-chan braces, leaning back and putting her hands together to essentially catch Hotaru's foot against her chest and soften the impact. Then a quick reversing push puts the girl back down to the ground, right in front of Hinata. "Ready!" she announces suddenly.

"Set!" Hinata crouches down.

"GO!" During the crouch, Hina has laced the fingers of both hands together into one massive weight. Rising up, as a lot of her moves seem to do to utilize the strength in her legs, Hinata brings the double-fist up toward Hotaru's chin to knock her off her feet and into the air.

[OOC] Hinata says, "More if..."

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Oh... oh dear."

[OOC] Hotaru says, "This doesn't look good for me. XD"

COMBATSYS: Hinata successfully hits Hotaru with Rival Launcher.
- Power hit! -

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

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Waugh. :)"

The powerful blow takes Hotaru clean off her feet and into the air a few feet. Stunned inaction is a perfect invitation for a follow-up, though! Hinata leaps again to follow the upward arc of her airborne friend, tucking into a forward flip.

"JACKPOT!" Hinata untucks from the flip and kicks both feet out as strongly as she can. Both heels slam into Hotaru's stomach and rockets her backwards like a cork from a champagne bottle, straight over the crowd and into a line of slot machines with a loud crash. One of the machine simply shatters, falling apart in splinters and scattered bits of its internal workings and spilling several pounds of bright silver tokens all over Hotaru.

[OOC] Hotaru says, "Yeah. Yeah... that... that hurt. :("

[OOC] Hinata says, "Sorry, Hotaru-chan!"

[OOC] Hotaru says, "HINA. You owe me ice cream!"

Hotaru takes a moment, maybe four or five, to get up after that; she staggers, heavily, shaking her head, visibly damaged by all the hits, bruises flowering on her face and exposed skin... but she's not giving up yet! Her edge in earlier fights with the girl is gone, apparently, or hiding, but Hotaru -also- lays claim to the 'Never say die' spirit, despite her small stature.
She will, however, again need a moment to put her mind back where it was--that is, in her head--after Hinata's powerful attack let it leak out a little... or a lot.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru focuses on her next action.

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

"C'mon, Hotaru! I know you're not beat yet!" Hinata, ironically offering encouragement to the person she just beat the snot out of. The crowd is going wild, casino security trying to keep people from making mad grabs at the fallen slot machine token.

Hinata slyly taps a foot on the carpet to stop a rolling token beneath her foot. She stoops to pick it up and gives it a flip. Heads or Tails! Hmm.. a coin. What's one thing Hinata likes to do? Try new stuff!

"Catch!" *ping* Hinata flips the coin into the air with her thumb, letting it spin and catch the bright casino lights overhead. On its way down, she spins in place to tap, not so lightly, the coin with the toe of her shoe in a strong roundhouse and send it flying toward Hotaru. It's a Xiangfei Special!

COMBATSYS: Hotaru dodges Hinata's Thrown Object.

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

Oh no! She's seen -this- one before. Fortunately the coin isn't as heavy as a yen coin, and it's more glittery; to Hotaru's mind, it almost looks like a movie-style laser beam--one she ducks handily... but also intercepts with a hand. Instead of catching it, however, she borrows a precept from Aikido--that of redirecting the opponent's energy. In other words--right back atcha, Hinata! Hotaru slings the coin underhanded--and also lets go with some other change she'd scooped up as well, not to steal mind, you, just for occasions like this.

COMBATSYS: Hinata overcomes Large Thrown Object from Hotaru with Kikou Shoutei.

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

[OOC] Hotaru makes a sad panda face. Well, nothin' for it. :)

COMBATSYS: Hotaru reflects Kikou Shoutei from Hinata with Ko-bi Kyaku EX.

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Hotaru           0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hinata says, "Oi, I haven't posed yet.. c_c"

[OOC] Hotaru... *hangs her head*

[OOC] Hotaru is sorry. ._.

Loose change fight! Hinata wasn't really expecting a single casino token to do much damage, but it could have served to distract Hotaru for a further followup. But.. she catches it. Which was unexpected, but then a big ol' handful of tokens come flying back at Hinata!

"If that were real money, I'd feel bad about this, but... ORYAAAA!" Hinata quickly flares energy around both hands, slapping them together into one larger sunflower-shaped ball and hurling it toward the flying coins. Several of them, quite surprisingly, deflect off the front of the sunflower with a loud *ping* noise. Some of them remain mysteriously unaccounted for. They don't continue forward, they don't get knocked aside, and they don't land anywhere at all really. ... Vaporized?

[OOC] Hotaru feels really heelish right now. :( I am extremely sorry. :/

[OOC] Hinata says, "Aww... Don't. I know you were eager to keep doing that REFLECT THINGY THAT HURTS ME! >_< :D"

[OOC] Hinata says, "S'cool. Don't sweat it."

Hotaru's endless, boundless surprise at Hinata's skills really shouldn't exist. She's seen the Sunshine Girl do some -amazing- things. So seeing her react to the coins by blasting them away and letting the sunflower chi go on--Hotaru would honestly like to just lay it down here and now--give Hinata the win. She's earned it. But she has to do her best, too, bound by her own ideals of honor and what it means to be a fighter. This time--this *ONE* time--she calls out the name of this attack, as she kicks upwards and out once more, letting the sunflower bounce off of the wall of chi and back at Hinata.

[OOC] Hinata says, "My reaction chances totally blow. ;_;"

COMBATSYS: Hinata blocks Hotaru's Reflected Kikou Shoutei.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hotaru :)

[OOC] Hinata says, "Phew.."

Oh, Hinata has sooooo got to learn how to do that reflecty thingy! It'll be the ruin of her someday if she can't find a way around it! But... lacking that for the moment and perhaps an emergency counsel session with Sakura or Hibiki-sensei later.. she'll just have to do the best she can. Which is not to throw things that fly anymore.

The Sunshine Girl bites her lip in a frown. Hotaru's defenses are frankly awesome and have limited the number of things Hinata can do. She's energetic and gutsy, sure, but she's also not so stupid at to keep pressing moves that Hotaru's obviously ready for. It's sorta turning into a game of chess. Chess with punches and kicks and fireballs, which would be totally sweet.

"You're making me work, Hotaru-chan! But let's see if you can handle *this* chi attack!" Hinata wheels her arms around to lift them into the air over her head, some kind of setup focusing stance thing. Then as quickly as she can strike the stance, she drops out of it and rushes straight forward for a completely unspecial, un-chi-laden, run of the mill shoulder tackle. "Psyche!"

COMBATSYS: Hinata successfully hits Hotaru with Quick Throw.

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Hotaru           0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0           Hinata

[OOC] Hotaru laughs. That was a.. 70 dodge :)

[OOC] Hotaru says, "And not enough health to super. Pif! :)"

[OOC] Hinata says, "Wow. I *hate* when that happens!"

Hotaru's tired out--this is almost the hardest she's had to work in a fight with Hinata (but only because the other fights actually lasted longer), and so Hinata's shoulder tackle just--hits. Hotaru goes down, and just lays there, doing that cute spinny-eye thing as the announcer announces the end of the fight and the winner: "Wakaba... HINATA!" The crowd goes wild; Hotaru... goes nowhere, at least, not initially, even with Itokatsu coming up and chittering sadly, standing guard over his fallen master...

COMBATSYS: Hotaru takes no action.

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Hinata           0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Hotaru can no longer fight.

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Hinata           0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Hinata has ended the fight here.

"Wahooooooooo!" Hinata cheers to the crowd, spinning her hands around each other and dancing from foot to foot. It's the Wakaba Victory Dance! (patent pending) She tee-hees energetically, blowing a kiss to the crowd. Somehow, there's a few little pink sparkles that appear to be shaped like hearts. What's with that?

"Oh crap! Hotaru-chan! Hotaru-chan!" Hinata quickly runs to her knocked down friend, shooting a concerned look to Itokatsu. "Are you okay? Hey! C'mon! I didn't mean to hit you that hard!"

Huhwha...? Something feels warm.. oh, Itokatsu... Hotaru blinks, and waves weakly to Hinata. "I--I'll be okay, really... I wouldn't be much of a fighter if I couldn't take a beating now and then," she murmurs, as she gets to her knees.
"Congratulations, Hinata-chan... that was a great fight you showed me," the ferret-master girl says, smiling proudly at her friend.

Log created by Hotaru, and last modified on 17:57:49 01/22/2006.