Neo League 251 - #251: Megumi vs Yuri

Description: Surprise, surprise! Yuri and Megumi break it down in a close fight! (Winner: Megumi)

'Great! I'll see you in a week, then - same spot, same place, but this time, we'll give a League Fight a try!'

These words echo in Yuri's head as she approaches the clearing where she and Megumi had re-met from so long an absence - it'd been months, and it felt like years. Luckily, the pair seemed to have gotten off to a better foot this time, no warnings of dire doom, no enthusiastic tagging along.. Both sides meeting as relative equals. What better way to bond, though, than a tournament fight?! It's something the pair hadn't ever done - so really, why not?

There are, after all, horribly worse reasons for the League. Yuri waves politely to the officiator, tightening up her belt after she does so. She looks about, taking in the small crowd that seems to gather every single time the fights happen. It's like clockwork - and quite possibly the same people for every fight. Maybe the League hires them to make the fights look popular? Who knows! Yuri pushes the thought out of her mind, and awaits her NEW RIVAL, the indomitable Megumi! At least, that's how the tournament owners will probably call it. Sheesh!

Megumi seems to be set to make good on that; showing up for a match pretty much on time. Perhaps a minute or two late, but nothing anyone's going to care about as she rides into the clearing and brings her motorcycle to a stop. Helmet removed and stowed in the side car, she gives a quick wave to Yuri, then heads...

...Off towards the crowd, it would seem. She's taking the time to try and psyche them up with a bit of interaction; 'giving five' and so on. Not taking unusually long with it, just a few minutes. But once it's done, she removes one of her wristbands -- leaving just one on Megumi -- and handing it out to a young girl in the audience. Blatant crowd-playing done, she then walks up to the area cleared out for their match, looking pretty relaxed.

"Hope I didn't keep ya waiting too long. If you've got any stretchin' out to do or whatever, now's the time. Otherwise..." Megumi's hands and feet shift into a typical Aiki stance, "I'm ready to go when you are."

COMBATSYS: Megumi has started a fight here.

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Megumi           0/-------/-------|

Oho! Getting the crowd psyched up in her favor - smart move, Megumi! Yuri gapes when she sees it, and then laughs. She should have thought about that! This will definitely happen next time. It seems a lot different from what she knew of Megumi before - maybe she should have studied the other fighter's tapes a leeeeeettle bit more closely. Sadly, she did not, and she's probably going to pay for it now.

"Oh? Me? You didn't make me wait, it's all good. I usually show up a little early, If you're ready... I am too!"

Saying this, Yuri braces, and then just leaps into the air, swinging her foot wide in an arc aimed for Megumi's shoulder. Might as well see if knocking her back onto her rear will play well with the crowd after all. Plus, it's a high-flying move, right? Those always are scene-stealers!

COMBATSYS: Yuri has joined the fight here.

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Megumi           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

COMBATSYS: Megumi counters Medium Kick from Yuri with Flood Reversal.

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Megumi           0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Megumi gets moving when Yuri is also ready, then finds there's nothing to really move toward; Yuri's jumping. Megumi could jump aside, but instead just looks up at Yuri and stays in place. When the jumpkick goes out, Megumi grabs it by Yuri's ankle and shin to stop it, then jumps. She vaults up and forward, carrying the leg with her to flip Yuri over and drive the more exciteable of the Kyokugen practicioners down to the ground. A quick spin leaves Megumi a few steps away from Yuri; quite close all the same, but she's not keeping a hold on the leg.


That would be the sound of Yuri hitting ground - at least it's a little soft, so she doesn't like, break anything. But it takes her a second or two of blinking to get focused and realize exactly where she is. Right - she's on the ground, getting thrown around like a rag doll. This is not going to be good for her 'street cred' with the crowd. In fact, from the whoops and cheers she hears, she's pretty sure she's behind now.

Getting back to her feet, she takes a wary glance at Megumi, thinking about her next move much more carefully now - after all, being stuffed twice in a row would be bad news indeed. "Nice.. Really nice. But it's not gonna help you in the end..!" With that, Yuri pulls her hands up to her chest, and then forces them out, as if she were chucking a basketball for a pass. However, it's not a basketball that she hurls at Megumi - instead, it's a basketball-shaped sphere of orange-gold, a nice little projectile for her to deal with!

"Ko'ou KEN!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Megumi with Ko'ou Ken.

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Megumi           0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Megumi looks to be thinking too. She probably should have pressed the attack on Yuri, but is just occurs to her suddenly that she's only seen a handful of Yuri's previous matches. So when Yuri builds up for a Ko'ou Ken, Megumi actually stands there thinking about how to deal with 'whatever she's up to.'

When it turns out to be a fireball, Megumi tries to dive aside, but is caught in the legs and sent tumbling out of her attempted evasion. "Same to you. But I dunno 'bout it not helping..." Megumi handsprings up, then vaults at Yuri. Or rather, she tries to jump beside Yuri, as one of her arms swings out to try and wrap around Yuri's neck and use the momentum to take her down once again.

COMBATSYS: Yuri fails to interrupt Medium Throw from Megumi with Yuri Chou Upper.

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Megumi           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0             Yuri

Alright! Lesson number two! Do not attempt to duck into a person trying to grapple. Yuri learns this the hard way as she steps in and drops her fist as if getting ready for her patented move - The Yuri Chou Upper! Sadly, right after it goes down, she's wrapped up and chucked to the ground again! Another thump of her body on the ground, and another little groan, and she just stays down for a few seconds - unable to counterattack as she tries to regain her bearings.

"Ow. Ow. Dumb. Ow!"

Megumi rolls backwards the second she hits the ground with Yuri in tow, apparently still not going for a hold. Instead, she jumps straight up into the air and finally announces an attack name of her own, "Spiral," Then she inverts, body twirling as she divebombs towards Yuri with a fist extended, bright sparkling red energy wrapped around that hand. "Knuckle!" She's aiming to drive that limb onto Yuri's stomach, or any other part she can reasonably reach if Yuri's back up by the time Megumi falls.

COMBATSYS: Yuri reflects Spiral Knuckle from Megumi with Saiha.

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Megumi           0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Yuri


Yuri hasn't quite finished getting back up to her feet! She'd say 'no fair!' but this is a league fight, after all - she needs to be more quick on the uptake, or she's going to get pounded! She looks up just in time to see that blazing fist coming up, and then just throws up a wide arc of her own chi in an effort to redirect it!

"SAIHA!" As she does so, the attack is cought, and bounced off the shield, leaving Yuri pretty much unharmed, and just slightly more winded than before. Whew! "Al.. alright! Try that again, I dare you!" she says, grinning and giving her opponent a thumbs up..!

Megumi gets another surprise when Yuri turns the attack around like that, and Megumi is caught in her own attack, blasted back a short distance. She backflips in mid-air to land on her feet, but it still hurt a bit by the looks of it. "...Didn't know you could do that," Megumi comments, then tries something rather direct. She runs at Yuri, setting a shoulder low to try and tackle her to the ground...and if she manages that, then Yuri plans to grab at an ankle and work on twisting it, lifting the leg to get a better position for it. That's very much an 'If', however.

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Megumi's Strong Throw.

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

Well, Megumi gets half of what she wanted! Yuri takes the bum-rush right in the gut, losing her breath in a sudden rush of air - and then puts her hands on Megumi's shoulders and flips over the other girl, to land behind her. She's pretty happy about this, as it gives her a chance to catch a quick breath, and maybe a chance to surprise her as she turns around.

"Hey! Look behind you, Megumi!" she says, trying to get the other girl's attention. Said attention will then be greeted with a fist - full of Kyokugen justice! Or, at least, ass-kickery.

Yuri puts her shoulder down, her fist thrown into a wild uppercut, aiming right for Megumi's chin. There's two more with her name on it if the first hits - but let's not get ahead of ourselves, shall we?


COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Megumi with Shin Yuri Chou Upper.
- Power hit! -

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

Megumi would seem to have a problem with surprises. As Yuri slips away, Megumi does indeed turn quickly, knowing Yuri's up to something...but what? Uppercut. Megumi tries to bring up an arm to deflect it, but Yuri's fist is already there and knocks her senseless, letting the extra blows land as well and sending Megumi flying. This time she doesn't manage a mid-air recovery, instead hitting the ground in a heap.

"Ch. Guess I should've studied a little more for this," Megumi comments while pushing herself up, then rushing at Yuri. The tactic is a little different this time, as she tries to slide along the grass and dirt beside Yuri, grabbing at the Kyokugen gal's legs as she goes. If Megumi manages it, she plans to pull Yuri off balance, and go again for the ankle-lock she desired moments before.

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Megumi's Storm Hold.

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

"You and me both! We'll go over tapes together afterwards, okay?" Yuri's grin is plastered on her face, even though inwardly she's shaking her hand. OW. She's pretty much prepared for what comes next, assuming another throw - and luckily, she's right! As she sees the slide come in, Yuri leaps forwards, both hands on the ground to flip herself forwards and out of the way again.

She lands on her feet, hunched down, and then just brings both her hands into the ground, bracing on them so she can swipe both her legs in a wide arc at Megumi's noggin. Time to attack the weak spot! Er, at least, the spot she already hit! Let's see how it goes!

COMBATSYS: Megumi interrupts Strong Kick from Yuri with Exceed Charge.

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Megumi           0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0             Yuri

Megumi twirls around while getting back on her feet as Yuri talks, giving a quick "Sure" to answer that suggestion. When Yuri comes in, Megumi takes a few steps back and flicks her wrist off to the side, creating a thin red line of energy. It races up her arm, down her body, along her leg...and ends on her foot just as Yuri's doing what looks to be a handstand-kick. Megumi immediately makes a short hop forward, and the energy on her foot expands into a wide, massive cone that envelops her. To Yuri's credit, the handstand kicks do punch through Megumi's cone and strike her pretty hard, but they don't stop her. The cone and its occupant keep going, slamming into Yuri and flying past for a few feet, then the cone vanishes and leaves Megumi dropping to the ground in a tired, crouching posture...

This isn't Yuri's fight, obviously. The cone of energy blows Yuri into the turf, harder than before - and she's barely able to move. She certainly doesn't feel like she's going to be getting up anytime soon. Breathing hard, she moves her arm over her stomach and ribs to check for damage. Twinges and warning signs of impending damage tell Yuri to just stay down, but she can't. Can't make herself stay out of the fight if she can still stand - and she can. So she's going to push herself back up, going to brace and prepare for whatever else Megumi can come up with, and deal with the fight as it comes.

It just.. might be a few moments.

COMBATSYS: Yuri gains composure.

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Megumi           0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0             Yuri

Megumi stands up after a few moments, time that lets Yuri regain some breath as well. "Whoa," Megumi's surprised, visibly so. "Still up? That's pretty good, y'know." She says it in the same sort of tone one might use when they're casually impressed by something; not genuinely awed, but nonetheless find it interesting. But then she's on the move, rushing at Yuri and grabbing for an arm. Should she get it, Megumi plans to twist Yuri's hand sideways in a wrist-lock that may flip Yuri over, and at the very least should hurt; a submission hold attempt.

COMBATSYS: Megumi successfully hits Yuri with Medium Throw.

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

Pretty good! But... not good enough!

Being barely on her feet, Yuri isn't doing so hot - and certainly isn't ready for the quick move of Megumi, one that takes her and wraps her up so effectively. She struggles to get out of he painful wrist lock, but quickly goes down to her knees - she fights it up until she feels something go 'pop' and the pain starts to go away, and then taps to signal the official observer to stop the fight - she's had it.

This, of course, will make Megumi's fans quite happy. As evinced by their current cheering and whooping for the motorcycle-riding mauler. In the end, well - she just had the better moves! It won't stop Yuri from trying again, sometime soon though!

COMBATSYS: Yuri takes no action.

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Megumi           0/-------/----===|

COMBATSYS: Yuri can no longer fight.

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Megumi           0/-------/----===|

Megumi lets go immediately after Yuri makes that signal. No efforts to wrench in a little more pain, no letting it linger; she releases Yuri right away, and backs off. Once her win is confirmed, Megumi pumps a fist into the air in celebration, but leaves it at that; no showboating on her part.

"Hey," Megumi reaches out for Yuri again with a red, glowing hand, trying to reach at Yuri. At first it's at the arm she didn't hurt, just to let the energy seep out; it feels warm, instead of damaging as it did earlier. If Yuri doesn't pull away, Megumi will then bring a hand over to the arm she did hurt, and repeat the process; trying to take the edge off any lingering pain. "That was pretty good. Learned a lot, I'd say. Didn't know any of you were able to do stuff like send my attacks back at me..." There's a smirk as she admits, "Thought all the Kyokugen fighters were just punches and kicks and stuff. Good at 'em, but straightforward. Neat surprise."

COMBATSYS: Megumi has ended the fight here.

See, that's kinda neat. Yuri's going to have to remember that trick, and add it too her repitoire, yes she is. She opens her eyes wider as the hand pokes at her wrists one after another. It's still a bit messed up, but at least it doesn't hurt like the dickens. She'll get a wrist brace, and heal up in a day - after all, that's what training under Takuma does for you - it makes you strong - at least in the wrists. From pushups, yo.

"Heh! I need to stop trying to pull fancy stuff, and get back to those punches and kicks, Megumi. That was a great fight - you've got some awesome moves." She waves at the crowd as well, and then claps the girl on the shoulder with her good hand. "Wanna go grab a shake or something? I heal faster with sugar in me!"

She really doesn't - but a shake sounds good right now.

Megumi looks a little tired herself after all that, pulling her hands away. Fatigued, but not for a lack of motivation. "Huh?" Megumi's surprised at Yuri's offer of a post-match snack, but only has to think on it for a second before giving a nod. "Sure. Ready when you are, then." And with that, she gives a parting wave to the crowd, before going to her motorcycle. Once her helmet's retrieved from the sidecar, that means there's easily room for two. By the looks of it, she's casual about it, but quite amiable towards Yuri's offer.

Log created by Yuri, and last modified on 14:24:07 04/27/2006.