Neo League 151 - #173: Alma vs Kensou

Description: It's time for Alma and Kensou's third epic battle, and their first official one! Will Kensou's superior fighting ability and psychic power win out? Or will Alma's incredible luck against the Psycho Soldier -- and his hopes for a brighter future by impressing Xiangfei -- give him the edge he needs? With none other than Mr. Karate announcing from the sidelines, this fight is a nailbiter, but the winner by a hair is... (Winner: Alma)

One of the nice things about the Neo League is that you end up all over the place. For example, just yesterday Kensou had a match in mainland China, and now here he is back in Southtown! On the beach! In the dead of winter! Clearly, somebody has a weird sense of humour.

Since it's February and all, the Psycho Soldier is certainly not dressed for the beach; admittedly, he is still wearing shorts and a t-shirt, but his fighting outfits are pretty much always like that. But he's got a vest on! And a hood too! So, yeah, the cold doesn't really affect him /too/ much... He is a fighter, after all. With a ring set up by placing barricades on the chilly, packed-down sand, and the usual camera crews and League types surrounding it - along with a small crowd of spectators who're braving the chilly midafternoon weather - things look about ready to go, and Kensou is standing in one corner of said ring, tugging his fingerless gloves tighter, and tapping the toe of one running shoe against the sand. "Okay... No more makin' mistakes!" he tells himself, firmly. Odds that he's actually going to listen to himself there? Not so good!

Honestly, Alma isn't too preoccupied with the location or weather either -- the last match he had on the beach in winter was against Kyoko, and he performed very well then. But he /is/ preoccupied. With his opponent.
~ Man, who decided /this/ matchup...? ~
So maybe Alma somehow owned Kensou the first time they fought, and maybe he even put up a very good show of himself the /second/ time they fought, but the young warrior-model has never held any illusions to being as powerful or well-trained a fighter as his fellow psychic. As far as Alma is concerned, anyone who's ever been in a King of Fighters tournament has got to be stronger than him, even if less, er, attuned to the Way or whatever -- like Benimaru, for example. Of course, unlike Benimaru, Alma likes Kensou. The Chinese's drawling mannerisms are cute, really, and he's a very good sport. Not to mention a valuable ally against that Vega character...
~ Well... I'll just have to show my respect by giving it my all. ~
"Yo, Kensou," says Alma Towazu, tall psychic prettyboy extraordinaire, as he approaches the ring, tan loafers leaving light indentations in the tightly-packed sand. "Looks like it's time for our tiebreaker." Eyes sparkling cheerful, Alma shifts his weight lightly. Looks like he dressed for it: his cargo pants are a sort of olive green, and his long-sleeved cotton shirt is beigeish, meaning the sand won't show up too badly if -- well, when -- he's sent sprawling.
"I hope you're feeling lucky," the handsome mild-eyed youth adds, grinning goodnaturedly.

Now, ordinarily, at this point, the announcer would call out the two fighters in his mealy voice and do all that jazz. Instead, what can be heard over the loudspeakers is something like this:

"And now, for your--hey, what're you--stop--AGH, hel--**"

Then a pause... and suddenly, with microphone in hand comes the one, the only... MR. KARATE! Mask in full effect, he has no problem projecting his voice through it.

"HA HA!" he shouts, into the mike, carrying the piece of paper that was to be the announcer's cue, "This match is hereby officiated and announced by Mr. Karate!! The winner will earn a very special prize--a chance to train under Mr. Karate for ONE WEEK!!!" Truly an astounding offer. He holds up the paper and hmms.

"It seems our competitors are... uh... some dude named Kensou--Hold up your hand, Mr. Kensou!! He's uh... he fights with Kung Fu!"

Pause. Mr. Karate's head twists in the direction of Alma, as he further announces, "And the other challenger is... Alma..." His voice trails off as he sees the bishounen and he mutters, quite clearly, into the mike, "sheesh... I sure hope that boy's got a girlfriend... Uh... ANYWAYS! Says here his name's Alma Towazu... what kinda name is that... and he beat up Yuri Sakazaki so he's going to pay for that someday but anyways, for now, get ready you two and FIGHT!!" Yeah, that's enough for now.

"Hey, luck ain't got anythin' t' do with it," Kensou replies to Alma, grinning confidently. He punches his right fist into his left palm, and even gives a bit of a bow to Alma as such - he does respect the guy, even if he seems a little... Funny - before assuming his fighting stance, and then there's... Some sort of crazyiness happening over at where the announcer is. "Uh..." says the Psycho Soldier, but with the shouting of the word 'fight', the audience gets all into an uproar and the League crew are all paying close attention, and it seems that the fight's underway one way or another!

COMBATSYS: Kensou has started a fight here.

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Kensou           0/-------/-------|

It's funny how Alma can manage to portray a sweatdrop while changing his usual mild expression so little. A little shift of the eyebrows away from each other. A little furrowing of the forehead. A slight parting of the lips, and an ever so slight widening of his low-lidded eyes. He doesn't turn his head, but his eyes do shift, as though he's trying to see behind him without moving. Not that he needs to look -- he recognizes that aura. That aura here is like an angry bear set loose in a library. Not that the mask /ever/ helped, but... it sure doesn't help here.
"Sheesh," Alma says, in a quiet resigned tone, before shaking his head, grinning again (a bit sheepishly at Takuma's muttered comment -- and then even more sheepishly as one unidentified girl's voice shouts "I hope he doesn't!" followed by a chorus of giggling), and straightening his posture, body relaxing. Right foot slightly forward, arms lightly swung into a guard position yet still in an elegant, simple, and somehow natural stance...
...which flows mightily and suddenly, like a river bursting through a dam, into a lunge towards his opponent, skipping forward with right foot forward as he gracefully staggers into a series of fast jabs to Kensou's face, followed by a quick low sidekick to Kensou which transitions into the meat of the combination, a fierce haymaker to the side of the Psycho Soldier's head.
"Do your best!" is his polite battle cry.

COMBATSYS: Alma has joined the fight here.

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Alma             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Alma successfully hits Kensou with Strong Punch.

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Alma             0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Kensou

When does Kensou ever not do his best? Okay, well, a lot of the time! But he usually /tries/ his best, even if events don't always cooperate. Case in point: He tries to get out of the way of that haymaker, which he /totally/ saw coming, but... No! Not so much! He gets clocked, staggering to one side, and that kinda hurt. But he springs back on the offensive almost immediately, swinging a wild haymaker of his own right at Alma! And if it lands, he follows it up with a succession of more punches, ending it off with a powerful shoulder block to knock the other fighter away. "Hyaa--!!"

COMBATSYS: Alma blocks Kensou's Ryuu Renda.

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Alma             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Unfortunately for Kensou, Alma is on the ball now: the momentum still on his side, he's able to duck the haymaker and then parry the succeeding punches, but the shouldercheck is a little unexpected. He manages to pull his forearms back just in time to absorb the impact, but it sends him back and away -- or at least, it would. But Alma thinks fast, or rather doesn't waste time to think at all, and with a loud "Hmph!" of effort and a flash of white-pink light in his eyes, he uses the force of Kensou's strike to fall back and kick his legs in the air. Then, both feet igniting with his gathering fighting spirit, the tall youth plants one palm on the ground in an impromptu handstand, unleashes a deep battle cry, and pushes off with Psycho Power, lashing out with a series of upside-down pumping thrust kicks at Kensou's face.
Coils of white energy burst around him as he rises, finally transitioning into a couple rising roundhouse kicks, leaving pale flames trailing behind his blurring feet as he tries to overwhelm his opponent with his...

After some fiddling with the mic, Mr. Karate's voice suddenly and unexpectedly booms you, "It looks like the young--uh--man?--" There's definitely a question in his voice about that, "--despite his looks appears to have the upper hand here! One point for--huh?" He turns to an official, "They don't win by points? Ah, it's by knockout?!? YOOSH!" Back to the field. "YOU! Kensou! You'd better knock that twig of a boy out!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Alma's Rising Fury.

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Alma             0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0           Kensou

Well, it's a bit vexing that his attack is defended against, but he's a little used to that sort of thing; besides, Kensou's definitely not out of the fight yet. As for the sudden kicking combination, that hits against Kensou's guard, his forearms raised to block the hits, the other fighter's Psycho Power searing only a little, most of the attacks' force pretty handily dispersed by the Chinese fighter's /expert kung fu/. "Not quite!" he says, and then he does a pretty simple standing dropkick, trying to nail Alma with both feet before he can recover. "Huaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Alma dodges Kensou's Heavy Kick.

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Alma             0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0           Kensou

Ah, Kensou, your kung fu is indeed expert -- but can you match Alma's grace and elegance? For it is with these that he is able to avoid his opponent's dropkick even after recovering from his aerial assault, arms and body twisting neatly as he leans and flows away from the fierce strike.
And once you've started flowing, why stop? Continuing the defense into a new attack, the Hiten-Ryu way in action, Alma '185-Pound Twig' Towazu shifts and right into a rotating crouch, sweeping out a low kick that if successful will snap right into Kensou's side and kidneys, possibly open to the strike after his own failed kick... it's a single attack, but it's rough enough to count for a whole combination.

COMBATSYS: Kensou interrupts Light Kick from Alma with Senkyuutai.
- Power hit! -

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Alma             0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0           Kensou

No, that's true. Elegance is not a trait generally ascribed to Sie Kensou. But he does have a few tricks up his sleeve. With Alma coming in for a sweep, and little time to get back up or perhaps even out of the way, Kensou does what comes naturally; he plants one gloved hand on the cold sand, and lifts his weight off the ground, thrusting his leg out at Alma. The other fighter's sweep hits his leg as a result, mitigating a lot of the damage, and then a /second/ kick comes from Kensou to drive Alma away so the Psycho Soldier can leap to his feet. "Booyah!" he exclaims, exuberantly.

Waaaah! Booyah indeed. Alma is /almost/ sent sprawling -- but driven by true passion and the desire to not get his clothes all sandy, he pants his hands on the ground again, being rather good at these handstand thingies, and flips away back into a crouch. "Oof," he murmurs to himself almost thoughtfully, before quickly rising to his feet and thrusting out his hands with a deep exhale. Before Kensou presses the attack, he'd better make sure he recovers and gets his wind back quickly. Come on, Alma, find spiritual enlightenment. Okay, maybe that's asking a bit much. Uh, think encouraging thoughts? Uhh...
~ If I win, maybe Xiangfei will make out with me! ~
"Yosh!" shouts Alma, eyes blazing. "Come on, Kensou, is that as hard as you can hit?"

COMBATSYS: Alma gathers his will.

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

"Hard as I can hit? Nah," Kensou says, shaking his head. But he drops back into his stance once he sees Alma clearly doing... Something. Who knows! But rather than pressing the attack, the more experienced psychic youth turns his focus inwards, drawing on his reserves of Psycho Power. He exhales slowly, and he keeps his attention on Alma, so it's not entirely clear just what he's doing...

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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

Fine, then -- Alma will take the initiative! Lunging forward with renewed strength, Alma draws his arm back as though preparing to backhand slap Kensou. With fire. Which is what he does! Except, he's several meters away still, so he just swings at the air -- but the flame just goes for it all the time, spiralling into a coiling blast of energy that aims to quick spike through Kensou's gathering defenses.
"Kuuu... SEIHA!" the tall youth shouts with newfound energy.

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Alma's Sacred Wave.

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Alma             1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1           Kensou

Uh oh, here comes a big ol' energy wave thingy! That can't be good. Kensou, however, is ready for it, and once again Alma's attack impacts the other psion's guard, burning his arms. "Heh... Too slow!" he laughs, lunging forward from that position with the intent of meeting Alma's charge, his right fist rushing forward in a powerful overhand punch!! "Haaaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Alma dodges Kensou's Strong Punch.

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Alma             1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1           Kensou

Alma's mild-eyed gaze softens yet more, long-lashed eyelids drooping slightly accompanied by the lightest of smiles. "Too slow?" he repeats, in the quiet tone that only bishounens can use to tease people with as he sidesteps neatly, flowing around Kensou's attack with startling speed. In other words, he dodges by standing behind Kensou.
But then those eyes snap wider and blaze with inner light, chest heaving with a sudden intake of breath as Alma steps forward -- and grunting powerfully, he punches the ground, sand spraying as the force in his glowing fist creates a crater in the earth... and a trail of energy blazes across the ground toward where Kensou is recovering from his attack.
Even as the trail shoots out, Alma is turning away from Kensou and exhaling deeply, quitely. Almost a sigh of release. Expression calm, mild, and serene, he raises up his hand in perfect synchronity with the travelling line of light on the sand, and just as it reaches his opponent-- he snaps his fingers.
Triggering an explosion of Psycho Power and unleashing a geyser of white flame beneath Kensou's feet!

COMBATSYS: Alma successfully hits Kensou with Full Confession.

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

Oh man, Kensou has so much time to get out of the way of that, he could stop and get a burger and... "Haugh!!" exclaims the Psycho Soldier, as he gets caught dead to rights by Alma's psychic blast, flying up into the air, and then hitting the sand by the edge of the ring. Ugh. Ow. "Okay, that was pretty good," he calls a bit weakly, getting to his feet... And reaching behind his back!! "BUT IT'S ON NOW, ALMA!" he adds more firmly, as he produces, yes... A piping hot meat bun! Which he then eats.

Yeah, whatever, Kensou. Alma's busy.
CHIBI XIANGFEI: Darling! You defeated my rival Kensou once and for all!?
CHIBI ALMA: That's right, baby! ^_^ (holds up limp CHIBI KENSOU)
CHIBI XIANGFEI: Yaaaay! :D Alma, let's make out! <3
CHIBI ALMA: Awesome! <3
"Heh heh," chuckles Alma, who is fortunately facing the opposite direction still, so Kensou can't see his eyes glaze over. "Shucks."
But then he senses Kensou's Psycho Power centering on, yes, a meat bun, and he just /knows/ he can't let that sorta thing go unpunished, so he immediately lunges forward. "Haa!" Sand spraying with his powerful leap, he makes it all the way to Kensou in a single bound with the wind rushing powerfully around him, and then snaps out with a forward left kick to Kensou's face, and then follows up by allowing himself to close in more... and aiming a right knee thrust at his opponent's abdomen. Harsh!

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Kensou with Meat Bun.

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Alma             0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Kensou says, "Oh, that was a world of weaksauce."

[OOC] Alma says, "Half-heal? >_>"

[OOC] Kensou says, "It never works right when I fight you. >:("

[OOC] Alma >_>;;

[OOC] Kensou >:(

COMBATSYS: Kensou fails to interrupt Heavy Kick from Alma with Sunda.
- Power hit! -

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Alma             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Alma >_>;;;;;;

[OOC] Kensou says, "/Son of a bitch/."

Hey... That wasn't nearly as tasty as it should've been! Kensou frowns a bit at nothing in particular, and then HEY HERE COMES ALMA TRYING TO KICK KENSOU. The Psycho Soldier tries to thrust a hand forward to do something that Alma probably would not appreciate, but he's forestalled by the might of Alma's kicking combination, getting knocked away quite handily. "Egh... Ow."

See, Kensou? This just /proves/ Xiangfei is hot.
Shifting his stance slightly to gather himself again, Alma actually slips his left hand into the pocket of his cargo pants, reaching up with his right hand to idly muss his blonde red-tinged bangs so as to keep them out of his eyes. Hmm, he thinks, expression calm and eyes inscrutible. How to encourage Kensou to fight harder?
"Hey, Kensou," the handsome youth says, sounding cheerful enough in a mild-mannered sort of way, "how about if I win, you have to take me out on a date?"

COMBATSYS: Alma focuses on his next action.

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Alma             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0           Kensou

No, this proves that Alma has taken one too many injuries to the head! But not as much as the next thing he says. That just makes Kensou /boggle/. "D-Date?! You're a guy! And so am I!!" Nooo! Mind Games: Successful. At least, that is, until the plucky psychic teen gathers himself enough to step forward and hook his shoe into the sand... To kick a spray of it up at Alma's face!

COMBATSYS: Alma blocks Kensou's Thrown Object.

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Alma             0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Kensou

"Ha ha ha!" Using the hand he mussed his hair with to idly slap the sand away from his face, Alma chuckles rather, er, well, playfully. It doesn't sound girly or anything. ...maybe this would all be easier for Kensou to understand if he /did/ sound girly, though, so perhaps it's not a blessing. "Don't look at me like that, Kensou," the tall young man continues with easygoing calm, even as he steps through the cloud of sand to aim a quick couple jabs at his opponent's body and face, searching for gaps in his defenses. "You're hurting my feelings."
Well, he doesn't /look/ like his feelings are hurt, but the guy's expression changes so mildly, maybe he's, uh, hiding it well...?

COMBATSYS: Alma successfully hits Kensou with Quick Punch.

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Alma             0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

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Alma             0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

This time, those jabs get through Kensou's defenses, and while they don't hurt a lot more than some of the attacks he /has/ blocked, it's still kind of ow. "Tch," he mutters, twisting his waist while still standing /right in front of Alma/, to swing his foot up at the other psion's head in a surprisingly fast kick. "Hyaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Alma fails to interrupt Light Kick from Kensou with Divine Intervention EX.

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Alma             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

[OOC] Kensou says, "My light kick doesn't play around, you should know that."

[OOC] Alma says, "Oh yeah. Good call."

Penetrate Kensou's defenses the jabs do, but... widen the gaps? Not exactly. Alma tries to strike first, hand beginning to glow as he summons up his momentum again, but the little grin playing about his lips is quickly wiped away -- along with full awareness of his reality. "Ooof," he gasps, staggering back with his head snapped up, shaking himself lightly as he tries to recover from his mildly dazed expression.
Boot to the head!

Yeah, it's not the /hardest/ kick Kensou could've managed, but things were getting embarassing, here! This time, though, Kensou is definitely going to try and exploit the opening provided, staying on Alma and feinting with a quick pair of punches before he lashes out with the heel of his palm at the model's sternum. "Huaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Alma with Quick Punch.

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Alma             0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

It looks like Alma still a bit stunned, because he just can't recover in time to parry those punches. The palm strike is the worst -- it sends him staggering back a few more steps, coughing once as the breath is knocked out of him. Oh, man! Is this going to be a Kensou comeback!? Were those homoerotic 'taunts' a bad idea!?
Maybe, but even if Alma's lost his momentum, he sure has heck hasn't lost any hope. In fact, though it's hard to tell by the set of his face, he might even look a bit happier than before -- /now/ Kensou's fighting harder. So with fighting spirit blazing in his eyes as strong as ever, the fighting model quickly moves to retaliate, drawing his right hand back and summoning a coil of white-pink Psycho Power around it before lashing out. A point-blank explosion of mental energy follows, aiming to strike directly at his opponent's will to fight...

COMBATSYS: Alma successfully hits Kensou with Self Expression.

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Alma             0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Bam. Kensou's guard doesn't help him this time, and he gets blasted by that psychic attack... But the worst mistake in the world is to underestimate the willpower of Sie Kensou!! Just... Give him a minute, because that kinda sucked. And yes, he's going for another meatbun! "Okay!! I'm totally not playin' 'round anymore, Alma!" Just as soon as he finishes another snack. He's hungry... FOR VICTORY!

And meatbuns.

This time, though, despite how well it worked last time, Alma doesn't jump at the chance to nail Kensou again. Why? ...well, he's tired. But this fight is far from over! Clearly, Kensou's willpower ain't gonna be denied, and Alma will have to bolster his strength again: because Alma won't be denied either! There could be some makings out resulting from this, man! You think Alma's gonna let that opportunity pass him by? Zen master he may be, but... makings out are makings out.
With deep breaths, Alma seeks to center him himself again, and reaccustom himself to the rhythm of the fight.

COMBATSYS: Alma gathers his will.

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

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Kensou with Meat Bun.

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

Now, /that/ is nutritious and delicious. Kensou rushes right at Alma thereafter, throwing himself into a forward, arcing leap while the other psychic is attuning himself to something or other, and uses his hands to spin himself around on the sand in a whirling kick combination, his legs almost completely spread as he tries to get through the other fighter's guard and pummel him repeatedly! "Yaaaaaaa--!!"

COMBATSYS: Alma blocks Kensou's Ryuu Gakusai.

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

Thwock! Thwock thwock! What audience there is watches enthralled as Alma, moving with powerful, lunging, yet oddly flowing gestures, parries each kick aggressively, waiting for the right time to... there! There's a sudden flash of light as Alma shouts in rising fury -- "URRRYAAAAH!" -- and parries one of the kicks, attempting to shove Kensou off balance just long enough to lunge out...
A little message appears in the corner of the screen that says: TECH BONUS, 1500 PTS.
But nobody notices, because Alma is center stage now, right hand igniting with pure white flame as he lashes forward in the beginnings of a powerful psychic attack, eyes glowing with iron resolve.

COMBATSYS: Alma successfully hits Kensou with Absolution.

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Alma             0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Kensou

It looks as though Alma's gripping a large lance of white fire right near the stabby bit and punching Kensou in the face with it. A line of Psycho Power trails behind him, ending in the wildly flared tip that impacts directly against Kensou. It's pretty. And dangerous-looking.
Still, Alma doesn't feel Kensou's fighting spirit extinguished quite yet...
~ Sheesh, what's /in/ those buns, anyway? ~

Ugh, totally not fun for Kensou, here. He gets blasted, and you know that hurt, despite his attempts to get his arms in the way of the assault... And the Psycho Soldier is almost at the point where he's running on fumes. "I ain't out yet," he mutters, getting up a bit painfully and gathering his own Psycho Power as he turns towards Alma... And launches a crackling sphere of blue-tinged white right at him! "Choukyuudan!!"

COMBATSYS: Alma overcomes Choukyuu Dan from Kensou with Divine Intervention.

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Alma             0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Kensou

It looks like Alma isn't out of Psycho Power quite yet. Beads of sweat appearing on the model's handsome brow with the effort of focus, drawing upon all of his joy of the fight, Alma ignites his right hand /once again/ -- and stabs out.
"Not /this/ time!"
Emitting a powerful ray of white light that sends ripples of energy through the air, he punctures the Choukyuu Dan blast right down the middle, causing it to evaporate, and sends his own psychic attack continuing on its way...

COMBATSYS: Alma successfully hits Kensou with Divine Intervention.

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Alma             0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

Oh jeez! Kensou gives a /very/ put upon sigh as his psychic projectile is overcome and there's more energy coming towards him, and he tries to get out of the way... But to no avail. No, instead he gets hit with it, and it barely hurts at all! But it's the straw that broke the camel's back, as it were. "Won't just..." And he rushes RIGHT AT ALMA, OH NO. And what does Kensou do, for his last gasp? Well, he throws a hand out towards Alma, open-palmed, trying to catch the other fighter... And if it lands, he lets out a Psycho Power blast to hurl him away, before... Falling over, out like a light!

COMBATSYS: Kensou can no longer fight.

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Alma             0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Alma with Sunda.
- Power hit! -

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Alma             0/-------/=======|

Alma can't help but grimace slightly at the fatigue-induced headache brought on by how much he pushed himself here. It was tough, but he managed to scratch Kensou just enough with that one -- thank goodness. Heaving a quiet sigh, Alma stops for a moment for a quick breather, reaching up to place his fingers on his temples and rubbing lightly--
--before suddenly grabbed and blown away by Kensou's blast, and sending sprawling for good this time! Oh, man, and here he had gone the entire fight without getting sand on him! Sheesh...
Well, uh, who knows what Mr. Karate is doing right now, because for a moment they both just lie there dazed, the audience leaning forward to see if anyone actually won -- until Alma, groaning slightly, rolls over and pushes himself to his feet, quietly brushing the sand off his pants and shirt as he turns to face his fallen opponent.
"Another close one," he murmurs, throwing Kensou a two-fingered salute with his left hand.
Winner: Alma Towazu!

COMBATSYS: Alma has ended the fight here.

And Kensou? Out like a light, with visions of meatbuns and Athena dancing in his head.

Fortunately for the viewing audience, Neo League staff were chasing Mr. Karate around during the fight for the most part, thus preventing any more enthusiastic outbursts. With the fight over, however, suddenly Alma, Psycho Power or no, suddenly has Mr. Karate -looming- over him (despite his 5'9" height), arms crossed and looking stern (even sterner than the mask would suggest).
"WELL DONE, BOY!" he cries, suddenly and loudly, then grabs Alma by the shoulder and spins him around.
"Your ticket to the one-week training at the hands of Mr. Karate!" he cries, by way of explanation... then *zip* is looming up behind Alma again.
"But first, there's the matter of my daughter..."

[OOC] Kensou says, "See, I lost... But I also won."

[OOC] Alma >_<

Well, Alma has images dancing in his head, too. Images of a coyly winking Xiangfei. Which is an expression she will probably never adopt, but then, that's what fantasies are for. Anyway, he's more than distracted enough to be unable to predict... someone as unpredictable as Mr. Karate.
"Wahh!?" exclaims Alma in response, his eyebrows shooting up. "Training? Daughter?" Usually, Alma doesn't repeat words that people say. This means he's genuinely taken aback. "I..." For a moment, Alma thinks fast... and then his expression finally softens into its usual calm mildness.
"Thank you, sir," he says politely, even as he backs away. "But I can't. You see, my boyfriend and I--" And here he gestures to the unconscious Kensou. "--have a date tonight. Please excuse me!"
And turning around quickly, he lunges, hefts Kensou up onto his shoulder -- ~ Sheesh, you're heavy. How many meat buns do you eat a day? ~ -- and, honestly? He just /runs/. He runs like he's just accidentally punched Tran into a group of small children. His ass is /gone/.

[OOC] Kensou says, "..."

Log created by Alma, and last modified on 08:57:22 02/02/2006.