Neo League 251 - #271: Nanako vs Yuri

Description: Nanako continues her reign of Neo League terror... ACROSS THE WORLD. This time she's in London, tracking down Yuri Sakazaki while the young Kyokugen-ryuu artists searches for the mythical Saks Fifth Avenue. Oh yeah, and they fight! (Winner: Nanako)


Some people might admire it for being a bastion of culture. Some might admire it for the history it symbolizes, a line of Kings and Queens going back for generation upon generation. For some, well... some don't care much about that.

Some are there to shop. And well, that someone would be Yuri Sakazaki! She's currently standing in a mall with a phrasebook in one hand, a set of credit cards that probably aren't her own in the other, and a lost expression on her face! She probably stands out amoung the pale and pasty folks, if for no other reason than her attempts to get their attention by jumping and waving. "Allo! Allo! Stiff Upper Lip? Where is... Saks?"

Nanako isn't here for the culture or architecture. She's not here to tour or enjoy the scenery! No, she has far more ulterior motives in paying a visit here in jolly ol' London.

Why, a League Fight, of course! On someone else's tab!

Yuri is clearly lost, but that won't keep her from being the target of Nanako's pursuit. "Sakazakiiiiii!" a shrill, girly voice calls out from the center of the mall, bright eyes peering intently at the other girl. One hand lifts, resting on her hip as the other juts forward, a finger pointed at the youngest of the Sakazaki clan.

"My name is Yanagimura Nanako, and I'm here to challenge you! I hope you're good and ready, ‘cause I won't go easy on you!" Pitching her head back, the girl laughs to herself, clearly amused by her bold claims!

It doesn't last long, though. Instead she hops up and lands, entering a stance as she looks on. Will Yuri accept the challenge!?

COMBATSYS: Nanako has started a fight here.

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Nanako           0/-------/-------|

Well, crap. So much for shopping.

Yuri's surprised by the sudden bellowed challenge and laugh, but takes it in stride. Some people can't even get across the street to enjoy a shopping trip - Yuri seems to get stopped and battled by everyone. What's up with that? at least this person didn't just leap right at her, yeah? Definitely good.

Ignoring the shock and suprise of the crowds, Yuri walks towards the center of the mall, and then hops up on one of the little benches that make up the circle. She points back, and nods firmly. "Alright! But you'd better give your best! I haven't had a good workout in weeks!" with that, she tightens her gloves, and then holds one hand out, turning it into the 'come hither' gesture that everyone should understand.

COMBATSYS: Yuri has joined the fight here.

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Nanako           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Ah! A worthy foe! Her enthusiasm and good cheer in regards to this sudden challenge brings a huge grin to Nanako's face, hands returning to her hips as she holds her ground. "Nyaha! You bet I'll give my best!" she assures before sliding into a stance, hands lifting from her sides and held out easily before her. "I'm just glad to be of service! Ready or not, here I come!"

Crouching briefly, the girl springs forward, lunging for Yuri with hands out and extended. Should she snag the girl she'll heft her up briefly and send her rolling across the ground! "Hiyaa!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Yuri with Quick Throw.
- Power hit! -

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Nanako           0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0             Yuri

Obviously, Yuri was not really ready for Nanako's best. That best, well - it was pretty darn good. Grabbed and hefted, Yuri goes flying from the push-off, tumbling into a ball as she goes bouncing into the chairs and tables that compromise the 'food court'. If by food, you mean 'boiled sandwiches, fish and chips, and McDonalds'.

Wiping food off of her hands, Yuri gets back to her feet, and then grabs the first thing she can find. Tartar sauce and warm breaded cod are her weapons as she starts to close again. "... Alright. You can't do that twice. I'm gonna get you this time, lady!" Focusing, she hucks it with all her might - it may not do much, but at least it'll make her think twice!

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Nanako with Thrown Object.

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Nanako           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Wincing as she spies Yuri roll into the nearest chairs, Nanako's features sour up before she sags, shoulders falling as she exhales. "I didn't mean for her to roll THAT far," the girl complains at herself, a hand lifting up and idly rubbing the back of her neck. At least Yuri's not hurt too badly--look, she's getting up! That's a good sign!

"Get me this time? You gotta hit me--" SLAP. Struck in the face by the cod and tartar sauce, Nanako stands her ground, the food splatting quite audibly and messily against her. There's a silence about her before she flails, arms waving wildly as she cries, "AHH my eyes! My eyes! It burns!!" Desperate, fingers try to claw at the tartar sauce and throw it aside before she catches glimpse of a passer-by and his bottled water! Grabbing it, she pours it all out, washing her face off frantically.

"Th...that was a clever move!" she exclaims, panting as she points a finger at Yuri. "But you won't be so lucky next time! Hyaaaaaah!" Hands curl into fists, eyes pressing shut as a strange pink light erupts from beneath her!

COMBATSYS: Nanako gathers her will.

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Nanako           0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

Hooboy. Yuri's seen this before.

Maybe not the frilly pink color that Nanako's chi takes on, but she has seen the amazing amount of chi explode before. Today, it's just an amazing light show for everyone else to see. The crowd backs off as she explodes in fire, and Yuri takes a quarter step back as well, planning her next move - the move she was going to do taken away from her. Drat!

"You can't win by just standing still!" she declares, bringing herself in close, and spinning her left foot round in a giant axe kick, trying to follow it up with two more - a veritable cornucopia of pain for Nanako to deal with! "YAAAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako counters Strong Kick from Yuri with Auspicious Hand.

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Nanako           0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Can't win by standing still? Nanako cracks an eye open, greenish-yellow eyes peering curiously at the other fighter as she shouts and comes in close, making an attack at her! Well, she doesn't want Nanako to stand there??

"Fine then!" she cries, stepping in just as Yuri's leg swings up, looking to kick her! Having none of that, Nanako's hand catches that leg as her other hand swings forward, palm aimed right for Yuri's gut. "HIYAA!" That pink light ain't chi--it's Psycho Power! And it explodes right in her stomach, the blast knocking the Sakazaki girl away!

"Aww man," Nanako whines to herself, a hand idly rubbing her neck. "And I was getting really psyched up for a sec there, too!"

Thud! This was not fun, not at all - 'psi' is not something that Yuri has to deal with often, and really - she'd be quite happy if she didn't have to again. Ever. The impact knocks her on her keister, right next to Nanako's feet. She pauses there, stunned, for just a second, and then just tries to get her focus, and get back and away. Rolling bckwards, she brings her legs up, capoeira style, and tries to beat a quick kick to Nanako's noggin as she puts a little distance between herself and Nanako. Ugh.

"Yeah, yeah, I get it. C'mon, try harder! I heard there was a sale here, and I intend to get there soon!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako dodges Yuri's Medium Kick.

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Nanako           0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Eyes wander, keeping a careful gaze on Yuri as she thuds and lands nearby. Nanako's lips pucker slightly before she grins, more so as Yuri hops to her feet and gets back in the game. Yeah! That's the ticket! A fighter who doesn't quit so easily! Nearly distracted, Nanako's eyes catch sight of that kick before they widen, lips parting as she cries, "Wah!" Ducking, the girl avoids being smacked heartily against the head. Wagh.

Distance isn't given so easily! Rushing in, Nanako reaches out and looks to try and execute a hand strike, a feint to the neck before the other hand comes in, a fist aimed for Yuri's gut, followed by the other fist!

COMBATSYS: Yuri fails to interrupt Strong Punch from Nanako with Yuri Chou Upper.

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Nanako           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Roll away, set up for the Yuri Chou Upper, her pride and joy. Set up for the follow-through..

Yuri's got this fight all the way planned out already - the problem is that she hasn't like, bothered to focus on what's going on _now_, and she pays for that with a giant palm-strike to the stomach, causing her to doubleover as she goes for her hit. "UGH!"

She staggers, to her knees - but she's back up to her feet immedeately afterwards. She's dazed, and quite likely about to lose her lunch - but it's English food.Really, it's no bg loss. She'll be ready to take Nanako on any second now...

Her fist connecting, Nanako is clearly fortunate not to taste the pain of Yuri's patented Yuri Chou Upper, eyes going wide for a brief moment before she exhales. The other girl goes staggering and Nanako hops back, eyes squinting briefly as she watches the girl carefully. Man, is she gonna be alright?

But hey, this is a fight! A LEAGUE Fight, no less! That's why there's no mercy when the tiny girl goes sprinting forward, fingers whipping out as she looks to snag her again and send poor Yuri tumbling in the opposite direction--away from the food court this time. "YAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Nanako's Quick Throw.

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Nanako           0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0             Yuri

Oh no, not twice!

Yuri's ready for it this time - she is more than expecting the toss, and puts her hands over Nanako's own when she goes for the grab. She flips over with the throw, but lands on her feet instead of tumbling far, far away, with her back facing Nanako. As she does, there's an exhalation of air, and a quick inhalation. Under her breath, she's preparing. Focusing on the moment. Just the moment.

As she spins to face Nanako, her hands start to glow, a blazing burst of chi for the girl to see, a hint of her power. Fingers clenched together, Yuri brings them up and over her head, holding there for a second, and then, well... She swings them down, amazingly fast. "RAIOU KEN!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako counters Raiou Ken from Yuri with Auspicious Hand.

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Nanako           0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Yuri

AH! Clever! Squinting her eyes as the other girl lands on her feet and tumbles out of the potentially painful throw, Nanako's lips curl into a wide grin, eyes devious. This is too fun! Maybe wasting all that time coming to London wasn't so bad after all!

Eyes follow Yuri, watching her as she rushes in and makes her move, Nanako makes her move too! "Power!" she exclaims, noting that hint of chi that swells around her hands. As they descend Nanako makes a forceful shove with one hand, sweeping in with the other and slamming it against her gut again, blasting her back with Psycho Power. "HYOOO!"

Alright. This is ridiculous.

"Fine. You think you can do that. C'mon, come in here, I _dare_ you." Yuri closes her eyes, and takes a breath - time to recover, time to try and get this fight under her control. It's not there now, it may never be - but she's gotta try someting. Getting back up after the interrupted attack, she rubs at her stomach, growling in anger. It's frustrating and it's going to make this an almost impossible battle to win - but she's got an idea how to do it.

It does, however, depend on _not_ getting her ass handed to her _again_. Around her body as she prepares is that red and gold aura - building up her power as best she can, preparing to deal out the harshness. Er, wait, that's Tran.

COMBATSYS: Yuri gathers her will.

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

Holding that pose for a second after Yuri is blasted back, Nanako relaxes, lifting a hand up and idly rubbing her brow. Phew. Has her training paid off? She's fought against a lot of opponents lately, so it's quite possible! The smile on her lips remains.

Eyes monitor the youngest Sakazaki carefully, brows knit as she observes the other girl. What's she looking to do? She's gonna stand there too? Well, fine then! Rather than rush in, Nanako hefts up a nearby potted vase--a huge one with a mighty fern inside--and hurls it right at Yuri! "RAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri reflects Large Thrown Object from Nanako with Saiha.

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Nanako           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0             Yuri


Yuri was ready for that! She really was. She watches the vase come in, and can see it there, nice and slow and poky and almost hitting her... And then she steps in and just holds out her hands. The drawing aura around her spirals up between her hands, and then explodes into a round shield, bouncing the vase back towards it's point of origin. Hopefully, it'll be the thing she needs to make things work out better.

"Try that on for size!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako endures Yuri's Reflected Large Thrown Object.

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Nanako           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1             Yuri

Hey! That's not very nice!

Blinking as Yuri chides her, Nanako tilts her head as she watches that vase fly--only, it comes right back AT Nanako after Yuri explodes chi between her hands and sends it spiraling right for Nanako. Whoa! She can DO that??

But rather than move, Nanako stomps a foot firmly and lets that vase crash quite painfully against her. Grunting and sliding a few inches, the vase falls and breaks to the ground, but Nanako's still standing strong!

"No ma'am! I don't think I like the fit!" she exclaims, before she rushes in at Yuri and reels a foot back, looking to plant it against her gut! And, should she, Nanako will lean back and send Yuri flying back! "HYAA!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri interrupts Strong Throw from Nanako with Shin Yuri Chou Upper.

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

"You won't like this, either, then!"

Yuri sidesteps as that foot comes in - she knows this kind of throw, as she quite often uses it herself. She is, however, not going to get caught by it, no not her. She ducks down, taking the foot on her shoulder, and balancing it there, chambering her right arm, and then putting as much spring into her step as she can! One, two, then a third punch to Nanako's face, the last ending with a giant "HYAH!", an explosive attack from the Kyokugen girl. It's almost all that she had left - but in the end, it's good to show you have _something_ inside you, and that's really what mattered to Yuri today.

"C'mon.. C'mon and try again, Nanako! Give me all you've got!"

Beat around in the flurry of uppercuts, Nanako flies up high and lands with a painful thud when all is said and done, a light groan escaping her. A beat and she's peeling herself up off the ground, idly rubbing her neck. "N.. .no, I didn't really like that at all," she mumbles, squinting at Yuri before she rolls back and leaps up to her feet in a handspring.

"But that's ok!" She wants all Nanako's got? She can have it!

Rushing in, Nanako lashes out with a Psycho Power imbued punch, aimed for Yuri's face. And should that one land...

COMBATSYS: Yuri fails to reflect Seven Sacred Strikes from Nanako with Saiha.
- Power fail! -

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COMBATSYS: Yuri can no longer fight.

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Punch to the face! Followed by a front kick at Yuri's stomach! But that's not it! No, the other leg swings up, delivering a furious kick to her ribs, then another Psycho Power punch to her, this time the stomach! The last three movements are kicks; a side-kick, followed by a back-kick and the last a flipping kick that sends Yuri flying back and Nanako landing a short ways away in a small crouch.

And once more with the tumble, tumble, crunch! This time, Yuri takes a lot longer to get back up, and when she does, she looks very unsteady. She brings up a fist, as if preparing for another punch - but there's nothing behind it. She drops the hand, and just holds it out as if to go for a handshake.

"Nice. Really nice. Nanako, right? I don't think I have anything more - I concede the win to you.. and I'm pretty impressed! What the hell were you hitting me with?!"

It's a loss for Sakazaki - but she's used to it enough that it's no hard feelings - and after the fight, hey. She gave her all, she'll be happy enough with it. There's a rematch in the future, that's for sure.

Blinking, Nanako glances aside, eyeing Yuri closely before she about-faces and turns to regard the littlest Sakazaki with her utmost attention. Hey, it's the least she can do, right? That was an awesome fight!

"Yeah! Yanagimura Nanako!" the girl beams, bowing politely at the waist with hands held firm at her sides. "And.. .er, what the hell? Uhn, Psycho Power! That's what I've been told, anyway!" A nervous laugh, a hand reaching up to idly rub the back of her head before she tilts her head.

"If you ever wanna spar, I'm always ready!" she assures, cementing the idea of a rematch. Fight again against a girl her age? Why not!? "Thanks again!" she chimes, bowing politely again before she pivots on her heel and scampers off. That was exciting!

COMBATSYS: Nanako has ended the fight here.

Log created by Nanako, and last modified on 02:47:54 09/19/2006.