Neo League 251 - #261: Aislinn vs Yuri

Description: Chinatown! On the anniversary of Li Xiangfei's departure, Yuri Sakazaki is practically ambushed by a young NESTS experiment...


Why is Yuri here? Well, it's been a few months since she's been here for any length of time. Today marks an anniversary of her bestest friend heading off to go do 'important things', and leaving her GREATEST FRIEND EVER, YURI SAKAZAKI behind. Grr! But these are not things to be cried about, they are instead to be honored and respected! This brings Yuri back here, back to Chinatown, back to the chao siu bao stand where Xiangfei and she would spend hours eating with Robert's credit card burning a hole in her pocket. She has an ice-tea in her off hand - one small sip is taken, then another is spilled onto the cobblestone street.

One for her - one for her homie.


Why is Aislinn here? Well, in a word... she's supposed to be having a league fight. Though the league's been quiet for a while, Aislinn hadn't withdrawn from it, and so when she was notified that a league fight was a-waitin', it's off to Chinatown she went. Armed with a picture of her opponent, it doesn't take more than a moment before she's found the girl, standing across the street from her.

"Yuri Sakazaki!" she calls, as authoritatively as she can, not that her voice is terribly loud. It'll carry well enough, though.

"You are hereby challenged to a Neo League fight." She's been making an attempt to be more 'dramatic'.

"Do you accept?"

"Mnf? Eague Fife?"

She has a pork bun in her mouth! Why is Yuri being challenged with a pork bun in her mouth!? What happend to common courtesy, common decency! Next, will people attack her at the onsen, demanding towel fights? (Geese should never hear of this idea.) Yuri gulps down the food quickly, washing away the rest of it with her ice tea - clearing her palate, and readying it for a new course. A course of pain!

"Very well! I accept your challenge... Uhm. Don't know your name, though. But.. uh, for the league, no problem!" She gives a thumbs up, and then sets her ice tea back on the table. She'll be back for it soon enough!

COMBATSYS: Yuri has started a fight here.

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Yuri             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Aislinn has joined the fight here.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Fortunately, the League people are already set up, having taken some tips from the Kanzaki Corps, so they're ready for, y'know... anything. Including Aislinn just out and out lunging forward. There isn't even an announcer to shout "FIGHT!" But there are plenty of people to form a living cordon, screaming and yelling already at the prospect of a fight. Of course, most of them are cheering for Yuri, but Aislinn isn't going to let that bother her. Mid-lunge, she draws a hand back, and as she skids to a stop in front of Yuri she's dropping to one knee, that cocked-back hand firing out in a straight punch aimd for Yuri's stomach. Of course, if it hits... there'll be a little flash and an additional shock, red-chi lightning snapping into existence around her hand.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn successfully hits Yuri with Medium Punch.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0             Yuri

"Wuh.. WHOA!"

Yuri's getting a little slow - she wasn't expecting an attack out of the blue, no not her. She has been getting a little too used to the joy of fighting in well-prepared areas with defned starting times. This 'Street Fighter' stuff isn't so much her anymore. Time to get back into it.

Yuri attempts to eel out of the way of the blow but fails, the attack catching her right in the stomach. That flash of energy and power rocks her on her heels, and she twists her body trying to deflect some of the power. At the same time, she brings up her arm, her left hand coming around in a backfist, aimed at Aislinn's head, trying to knock her back a bit, to give Yuri a few feet of breathing room - and hopefully letting her focus enough not to lose her lunch! "Ba... back OFF!"

COMBATSYS: Aislinn endures Yuri's Fierce Punch.

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Aislinn          0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

On her knees, slightly off balance, Aislinn is in no way ready to defend this punch. Thankfully she's not trying to. She takes the hit, hard, with a grunt; however, she's also stealing the momentum of that punch, as she rises. There's a sympathetic 'oooh' from the crowd as the fist hits, but just in the same moment Aislinn is rising, spinning around, hooking her leg around in a very kung-fu-like kick aimed at tagging Yuri in the back of the head.

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Aislinn's Strong Kick.

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Aislinn          0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Yuri's moving as Aislinn does - she continues her spin, dropping low down to the ground and under the sweeping kick. Crouched down low, she sweeps her foot under where Aislinn was to brace herself, and then she curls her hands up into fists. Breathing hard, she pants out.

"Nice try.. but you have to be ... FASTER!"

Without another word, she swings her fists up towards Aislinn's chin, a two-fisted strike. Much like Aislinn's first attack, there is a corona of energy around her hands, red-gold chi showing the power of her spirit! "RAAIOU KEN!"

COMBATSYS: Aislinn interrupts Raiou Ken from Yuri with Whirlwind Lariat.
- Power hit! -

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Aislinn          0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Yuri

Faster? Aislinn can handle that, kind of. She twists into the fiery attack, taking it on the shoulder, blunting its power by moving into it; then she's ducking, her legs tensing like coiled springs... and then she's launching upwards, her arms snapping out to each side, battering Yuri in a rising storm of hits that leaves Aislinn hanging in the air for a brief second. It draws a little 'ooh' from the crowd, even as people are shouting "C'MON YURI! YOU CAN DO IT!"

Oof. Oof. Oof. Ow. This is not a happy thing - no, in fact, it just kinds of sucks. Battered and pummelled, Yuri is not happy with givin Aislinn the key to defeating her. Yes, this was a bad idea something she'll think about later when she's nursing her headache and deciding what's going on. Ngh.

Staggering backwards, she tries to brace and recuperate - focusing on what just happened, and preparing for the next onslaught. She won't be caught off-guard again like that. Maybe some other way, but not like that. She beckons Aislinn in - a small swirl of wind around her feet the only giveaway to her plans.

COMBATSYS: Yuri focuses on her next action.

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Aislinn          0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Yuri

So, Yuri didn't take advantage of Aislinn's landing time--most interesting. That means she gets to land in a crouch, a puff of dust rising around her... dust that also begins to swirl slightly, from excess energies, as Aislinn rises to her feet, muscles tensing, her fists clenching harder, her body settling into a lower center of gravity...

COMBATSYS: Aislinn gathers her will.

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

"You can't win fights just standing around!"

Well, actually, you can. Especially if you make the other opponent eat attacks time after time. However, Yuri's not going to worry about that just yet. Instead, she's going to try and catch the other girl off-guard. Instead of rushing in, she whips her left hand around, a ball of red-gold chi gathering in it, then rocketing towards the other girl. As it leaves her hand, she shouts out it's name, giving it focus and form... a nice little prize for Aislinn to accept!


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

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

Aislinn sees it all; the windup, the pulled-back hand, the forward thrust that releases the ball of red-gold chi. She sees, and understands. Raising her arms in a crossed shape, she elects to absorb the projectile straight on, getting bounced back a couple of feet; yet, she's not entirely the worse for wear. Despite the distance, Aislinn comes in for an attack, taking three steps forward then leaping high, drawing clasped hands back behind her head; at the apex of her jump a blazing, wide blade of red-white elctrical chi forms, that comes slashing down at Yuri. It sounds suspciously like George Lucas gon' sue somebody.

COMBATSYS: Yuri reflects Lightning Blade from Aislinn with Saiha.

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Aislinn          1/---====/=======|=======\-------\1             Yuri

'Help me... hemp knight!'

The leaping slash makes Yuri's eyes go wide - normally she doesn't see people with weapons, much less those that are made out of spiritual energy. It's an amazing sight to see - but one that Yuri knows how to deal with! Waiting until the last second, she whips her arm around as well, a brilliant red-gold shield flaring into life right between the blade and her face. As she yells out, 'SAIHA!' the shield bursts even brighter, reflecting, and bouncing the blade right back towards Aislinn!

Aislinn sprawls, taking some amount of damage from the reflection of her chi back at her. And she lands kind of hard. But she doesn't let it get her down, oh no. She's got to keep on movin'. Well, at least insofar as she gets her ass up off the ground. But that reflect... she narrows her eyes, watching Yuri, inviting the girl in, so to speak, in a subtle manner.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn focuses on her next action.

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Aislinn          1/---====/=======|=======\-------\1             Yuri

"*huff* You... had.. enough?*huff*"

Yuri's looking a little peaked, as if things are wearing her down a little bit. Not enough to stop her, but certainly enough to make her take pause. She's not quite ready to stop just yet, but she's feeling the effect of the battle thus far. Eventually, she's going to just fall over. Hands on her knees, she feels very sorry for the poor chao siu bao in her stomach. Maybe she shouldn't have had three of them before the fight...!

Is she stupid enough to go in head first on this fight? Enough to take the chance to get plastered against the street if she steps into another blindingly fast attack? The only chance she has is to smack the girl around with a faster attack! She decides to step in after all - faking high, then swinging a devestating uppercut - and attempting to follow up with two more.


COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Aislinn with Shin Yuri Chou Upper.

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


That's how Aislinn feels; she lets out an involuntary grunt of pain and chagrin as she's pummeled by uppercuts. The last uppercut sends her reeling, backstepping once, twice, three times... but then she stops herself with a step back and suddenly lunges forward, whipping forward 'at speed', leading with an open left hand, aimed for Yuri's throat...

COMBATSYS: Aislinn successfully hits Yuri with Momentum Overdrive.

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Aislinn          0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0             Yuri


Aislinn takes Yuri by the throat but doesn't squeeze; instead she forces her back to a nearby wall, to give her a backdrop for the pummeling. And a pummeling it is; Aislinn's fists blur, firing body blows into Yuri's stomach so fast she looks like a boxer on the speed bag, alternating blows.. then finally the storm is over...

Until the last strike, a twin-palmed strike right into Yuri's chest, Aislinn using the momentum to bounce backwards a few steps.

If she felt like throwing up before, she's feeling it even more now. Ugh. soooo ugh. Not good at all. Yuri's rocked back - well, back into the wall she's beaten against under the assault, and basically has no chance to do anything but eat the damage over and over. Ugh. Uuuuuugh.

When Aislinn bounces back, she takes the given room - trying to compose herself. she won't let this fight up, she wants to win - and as such, she has to go all out. Whipping her hand around to the side, she focuses her strength. She stagger-steps a few feet forwards, then grings her hands together and down from above in an overhand slam, trying to catch Aislinn right on the noggin.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn interrupts Fierce Punch from Yuri with Knee Lance.

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

Aislinn jerks her head to the side, as Yuri's fists descend; she takes the noggin-crasher on that shoulder, and it's strong enough to bend her down. But that is also because she is simultaneously thrusting a knee upwards into Yuri's chest, then pushing the other girl away with a snapping side kick to clear some distance. By now, she's very much battered, staggered and rather tired, as these things go.

Sakazaki fighting spirit did not seem to help here. In fact, she took chances she shouldn't have - she's sure of that now. But really, such is life. In the end, what matters is a good showing. And she's pretty sure she gave almost as good as she got. In fact...

As she drops down to her knees, Yuri clutches at her stomach - but it's not to quell the need to be ill - it's to chamber another punch. A large one, given with all her spirit and might. Off balance and awkward, she's probably not going to connect, but she will be _damned_ if she just goes down without fighting to the very last!

"Nice.. FIGHT!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri can no longer fight.

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Aislinn          0/-------/--=====|

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Aislinn with Shin Yuri Chou Upper.

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Aislinn          1/------=/=======|

As we said--Aislinn's pretty tired. So she isn't thinking -terribly- clearly... her lunge to dodge takes her right into Yuri for that last punch, and it is enough to take her down and end this fight, as a draw. Aislinn is rocked backwards, and just slumps to her knees, panting and heaving for breath. She eyes Yuri--with respect.

"Good... fight..." she agrees, quietly.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn can no longer fight.

Log created by Aislinn, and last modified on 20:12:04 09/16/2006.