Neo League 251 - #274: Nanako vs Candy

Description: Candy and Nanako showdown at Kansai Airport! (Winner: Nanako)

And this evening brings us to an airport located somewhere in the busiest part of Osaka, and the few people who actually were wild enough to catch a red-eye flight on a Sunday were in for a real treat. As one might expect, the baggage check-in area is practically deserted, most if not all the booths of the brightly lit area are left to either head home or catch the last flight home. All one would have to do is look out the windows opposite of the counters to see that it's pitch black out and raining, and it's not so obvious to tell that it's two in the morning.
Perhaps only a completely insane competitor would actually agree to meet a challenge at this time of day; the challenger of course being the relativly stoic, white haired Candy Diamond, clad in her usual black, punkish attire. Really, the League Fight re-vamp had suddenly made her duties so much simpler though it was always difficult to tell how challanging an opponent would be by just looking at records. But, what's done is done, the young woman currently stands in the cleared out line area of the check-in counter, staring blankly up at the ceiling while the crew is making the final checks of equipment set-up. But the question remains, where's the opponent?

Man, what's Nanako doing up at two in the morning?

Rubbing her eyes, the girl steps out sleepily from her flight's gate, a simple carry-on - a cat-themed backpack - slung over her back as she slowly shuffles along. Pausing once she's free, the girl stretches her arms overhead as she yawns loudly, drawing the attention of a few other passengers that exit with her. Contented, the girl smacks her jowl and looks around with a tired, glassy-eyed expression.

"Food." Why, of course! She needs food!

Wandering along, the girl's gaze slowly drifts about, looking for the nearest fast food counter. It's in her search for food she pauses, spying the back of Candy's head. Eyes squint, her brow wrinkled in thought as she contemplates whether or not this is, in fact, the person she's meant to meet with and fight. Unable to clearly see, the girl wanders aside, oblivious to the people whose way she gets in front of. It takes some effort, but.

"Wah! You!" the girl exclaims, a foot sliding back as she points a finger at Candy. "You! You're my opponent for the League! What was it... Candice? Yeah!" Hands stir, peeling off the backpack on her back before she sets it down, arms sliding up as she assumes a stance.

"Nynako's here, ready to do her best!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako has started a fight here.

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Nanako           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Candy has joined the fight here.

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Candy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Nanako

Candy's attention to something that was clearly very important up above is broken, not by Nanako's grumbling about food, or the sudden shout of recognition, but rather her introduction to battle. It seemed pretty popular amongst fighters, and she didn't have any catchy phrases for herself. Maybe she should come up with one? Perhaps.
Her almost cold gaze locks onto the spunky student, and nods her head, "Candice Diamond. I will be your opponent today. You have quite a bit of energy." with a click of her heels, the wheels of her boots draw out, raising the woman an inch or so off the ground, "You seem rather astute. This should be an interesting match; allow me to start things off."
And that's all the warning Nanako will get as Candy suddenly skates toward and past the other girl, swinging her arm to swat Nanako in the back of the head with her silver weapon along the way.

COMBATSYS: Nanako blocks Candy's Weapon Jab.

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Candy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Nanako

There's a momentary look of surprise on Nanako's face, her jaw dropping slightly before she curls her hands into fists. "Great!" she cries, pulling her arms down at her sides as she beams, clearly pleased with herself. "I got it right! For a minute there I was afraid I'd had the wrong girl. But lucky me!" A laugh follows, her head tilting to one side as she lifts a fist and lightly clocks herself in the temple.

She's gonna start? Hopping up, the girl slides swiftly into a stance, her arms lifting up as she positions her feet. Candy comes at her, and Nanako's ready; that arm swings out, to swat Nanako upside the head. Rather than get hit, however, Nanako's arm swings up, intercepting that weapon's blow. "Swift!" the girl exclaims before she lunges in, looking to snag Candy into a hold before she delivers a two-kick attack to her gut, the last meant to send the other girl stumbling back!

COMBATSYS: Candy endures Nanako's Strong Throw.

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Candy            0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0           Nanako

Swift? "You as well," Candice replies, though her tone isn't nearly as excited as Nanakos. She quickly twirls around, drawing herself to a halt, and is left staring; a belated response to the realization that Nanako had just made a lucky guess, ".. Perhaps I spoke too soon," she murmurs to herself, shaking her head once Nanako slides in, and she doesn't budge once the two knees are shot up.
She seems almost stuck in the hunched over position at first, but suddenly she stands up, swinging the right tonfa in an uppercut motion toward Nanakos chin- And should that connect and lift the girl a bit off the ground, she twirls on one foot and delivers a fast backhand along with it, "What is your goal, 'Nyanko'..?"

COMBATSYS: Nanako fails to counter Medium Strike from Candy with Auspicious Hand.

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Candy            0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0           Nanako

"Nyaha! Thanks," the girl states, grinning as she drops her arm back into place, resuming her stance before she lunges in and makes her move. There's something odd about this successful strike however; the girl she fights doesn't move. She just stands there and takes it.

Still, Nanako follows through, the move made against Candy. But when she looks up the girl's given sight to that tonfa coming for her. Hands stir, attempting to intercept the attack, but hands fumble and the tonfa buries into her chin before she struck something fierce, sent flying. Midway through the air the girl rotates, to land on her feet in a threepoint stance.

"My goal? Well, I'm lookin' to better myself. To improve and become a much better fighter!" Grinning, Nanako stands up, rubbing a hand lightly across her cheek. Owww, that smarts.

Candy may or may not have noticed that Nanako was attempting something; she has a pretty good poker face for such things. However what is clear is that she's well aware of just how powerful she is, she twirling her weapons and dropping her guard as Nanako takes an unwanted flight.
She is listening at least though, and doesn't seem impressed, "I see. I suppose that all aspiring fighters must have a starting goal along the lines of that. But it's not a very interesting answer. However," weapons coming to a halt, Candy brushes her hair back a bit, eyes narrowing in a more intense study of the schoolgirl, casually skating backward in wide circles about Nanako, "I would be more than happy to help you improve.. But I wish for something in return, if I may."

COMBATSYS: Candy focuses on her next action.

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Candy            0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0           Nanako

Tilting her head as the other girl stands her ground, Nanako leaves a hand against her face, still idly rubbing her face. "Well, it's a simple goal, yeah," she states, grinning, "But that's not it! There's other goals too, but that's the simplest one." Shrugging idly, Nanako bounces on her heels, clearly still capable and not out just quite yet!

But...what's this? Blinking slowly at the offer, Nanako tilts her head again to one side as Candy makes a proposition, her lips pulling into a thin line. "Umm...depends on the wish," she states, still smiling. "I mean, it just takes practice to get better!" And considering what weirdos like Rolento have been offering, she's not sure she trusts her yet!

Which is why Nanako bolts forward and leaps up, twisting her body midair to execute a flying kick for Candy's chest. "Hyooo!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Candy with Light Kick.

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Candy            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0           Nanako

"I understand, I am simply trying to gain an understanding of what drives todays fighters to fight so well.. Or not so well in others cases," Candy replies, her arms criss-crossed a moment, then throw themselves outward seconds before the kick connects. Whatever reason she had for that, it didn't work in her favor, she ends up slipping on her skates and crashing hard onto her back.
Quite a decieving kick for certain! Candy rolls onto her stomach and pushes herself to her feet, "Then I shall explain in better detail, I noticed your bag when you arrived.. It's commonly referred to girls your age as 'cute', correct..?" she asks, gliding forward and attempts to set her foot on Nanakos gut. Should that connect, she suddenly flips backward, snapping another quick kick under the schoolgirls chin, "I would like to know where you purchased it."

COMBATSYS: Nanako blocks Candy's Light Kick.

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Candy            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0           Nanako

Whoa. Nanako didn't mean to hit her THAT hard.

Blinking as her kick sends Candy flying back on her skates, the girl lifts a hand, a nervous smile on her face as she coyly laughs. "W-whoops, sorry ‘bout that, Catherine!" she apologizes, watching as the other girl hops back up to her feet. When she's back up, Nanako's ready and into her stance once more!

What's this about detail, though? Blinking slowly again, Nanako looks briefly confused before she says, "Well, yeah! It's really cute! I got--" Whoa! Hands lift, catching that foot in hand. Using that as leverage, the girl grabs her ankle tightly and spins swiftly, looking to hurl poor Candy and send her rolling across the terminal floor!

"That mall over by Taiyo High!" she reveals as Candy's released. "They're pretty affordable!"

COMBATSYS: Candy blocks Nanako's Quick Throw.

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Candy            0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0           Nanako

Meant to or not, it's been done and Nanako did it! Take responsibility!
Candy is uncertain why her opponent is apologizing, but she ignores that for now in favor of where one could make such a neat purchase. And seems suprised that it just comes from a regular store. That's odd, how would she have missed it then?
Her foot caught, Candy /is/ sent sailing for a moment, but with a pivot and twirl, she lands heavily on the tiled floor, skating backward and then turns around to close in on Nanako once more, "I see so then.. Perhaps /all/ cats are cute. Maybe that is how I missed it the first time," she then replies, seeming to be looking for confirmation, expression deadpan. And again she looks to be skating past Nanako at first, but at the very last moment of passing, she attempts to wrap her arms about the schoolgirls waist and burst upward into the air, ".. Candice," she then corrects, spiralling back toward the ground and releasing at the last moment so that she may handspring safely to her feet.

COMBATSYS: Nanako fails to counter Candy Drop from Candy with Auspicious Hand.

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Candy            0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0           Nanako

"Of course they are!" Nanako all but squeals, hands curling into fists at her sides once Candy is sent flying, however brief the flight may be. Grinning brightly, the girl remains enthused as she says, "Do you like cats too?? I think they're so great - the best pets ever! Dad won't lemmie have one, though." On a roll, so to speak, the girl seems oblivious to Candy as she skates past. That was her mistake; just as Candy's arms wrap around her she tries to pivot on her own heel and intercept, only to fall into her grasp. Thus she's sent crashing into the ground, landing in a small pile of overly-enthusiastic schoolgirl.

Her recovery is relatively swift; rolling back, Nanako leaps to her feet, landing with a slight bounce in her step. "That was a cool move!" she exclaims, hands pulled into fists before her. "Who is your trainer?"

Candy doesn't seem too pleased about the results of her attack. But then again, she doesn't look displeased either, so it's a moot point there. She shows the first sign of suprise though, toward Nanakos sudden enthusiasm about cats, and then seems a bit lost, giving a very small, weak smile, ".. I.. I do not really dislike them, my baby sister loves them though." pause, "I wanted to get her something nice, but I am a poor judge of cute. I am afraid I may pick something incorrect."
Nanako may notice of course that Candy hasn't pushed on the offensive again. In fact now she's dropping into a deep crouch, the butts of her tonfa resting on the ground and positioned much like how a track runner prepares for a race. Clearly she's up to no good, "My style is self-taught, inspired by my favorite fighters."

COMBATSYS: Candy focuses on her next action.

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Candy            0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0           Nanako

Nanako'd admit that the girl she's paired up against is a little on the weird side, but so far she has no issues with her. In fact, the conversation between the exchange of painful blows is entertaining, the most she's had during one of these League Fights. Grinning broadly, Nanako rubs at her neck, rolling her shoulders idly.

"Oh yeah??" she asks, looking genuinely surprised and cheerful. "Well, I'll tell you what. That cat backpack I got--" A hand juts over a shoulder, her thumb jerking toward the backpack left at the sidelines. "--is an awesome gift! It's conventional AND adorable. You can't go wrong!"

Still beaming, Nanako holds her ground. "Inspired by other fighters, huh? Awesome! Nothin' wrong with using inspiration to help you develop your talent!" Sprinting forward, the girl reaches out, looking to grab Candy by her collar and plant her feet into her gut. If she snags the other girl she'll pull her back as she drops to her back before kicking the other girl off with her feet. "Hyaa!"

COMBATSYS: Candy blocks Nanako's Strong Throw.

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

Candy seems to have come to an understanding, a look of enlightenment given to Nanako as she nods her head, and glances to her opponents bag once more, as if burning its image into her mind. One might think such a distraction would throw Candy off her game, but when Nanako takes her by the shoulders, and then is hoisted with suprising force into the air, she simply twirls and lands in another crouch, perfectly balanced on her skates, "I believe I understand, thank you for your advice.. Now I will keep my end of the bargain,"
Candy's eyes narrow again, and gliding toward Nanako a little faster than usual, "I will help you improve by making this as painful as possible," she then declares, this time she jumps with the familiar uppercut from before that would ideally send Nanako higher. Then she jumps up, twirls around sharply and snaps a kick heel first at the girls shoulder to send her right back at the ground.

COMBATSYS: Nanako counters Medium Strike from Candy with Maiden Throw.

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Candy            1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

Her attempts foiled, Nanako seems none too worried about it; in fact, she's grinning more because she's helped this Candy girl with her love of cats and excellent advice! She can only hope that it helps this girl figure out what to get her ‘baby sister' for her gift.

"No problem," the girl states cheerfully, lifting a hand up to her forehead as she offers a swift salute. "I'm always glad to help people out!"

But what follows is actually pretty creepy. Blinking at the statement made by Candy, Nanako tilts her head before she takes a step back, pointing a finger. "Hey, that's not going to help me all that much!" she cries. Watching her movements, Nanako lashes out as she makes her move, grabbing one arm, then the other. A foot lifts, planting firm into Candy's gut before she says, "Pain isn't always the solution!" That's when she heft her with her heel and rolls back, sending the girl flying back. "Hiyaa!"

It is nice to know that lots of fighters are happy to help a fighter (or non) in need. It makes everyone a winner in the end. Candy didn't expect the counter-attack of Nanakos to be what it was though- a fine blend of speed and power quickly turned against her! The momentum this time isn't easy at all for her to roll with, slamming back-first onto the floor and lay there, arms sprawled out.
But then she sits up, taking in a huff of air as she get up once more, and turns to face Nanako, ".. No, I insist," she says, gliding along the floor again, "There is no need to be modest, 'Nyanko'." she twists backward, speed picking up and then backflips again toward Nanako, looking to strike the poor girl across the nose with bottoms of both her skates. Obviously that won't be very fun.

COMBATSYS: Nanako blocks Candy's Light Kick.

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Candy            1/----===/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

Whoa, this girl's persistent on teaching Nanako that pain is a good way to learn the ropes and improve one's talents. Furrowing her brows, Nanako frowns a bit as the girl sits up and insists, her shoulders squaring as she slides her feet a bit farther apart, balancing herself. "Modest? I'm not, I swear!" she insists as Candy backflips, those skate wheels biting into her arms as she holds them up, protecting her face. That could've been very painful.

Grinning, Nanako plants a foot firmly before her, drawing a fist up and looking to plant one into Candy's gut, one arm held up level at her forehead as its executed. "Hyaa!!"

COMBATSYS: Candy blocks Nanako's Strong Punch.

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Candy            1/----===/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

"Then you are afraid..?" Candy questions, landing suprisingly light on the floor once her attack is defended, twirling her twin tonfa idly with a slight frown, "That is not very becoming of a rising fighter. You should show more guts,"
Yes that's right. A scolding! But it comes with a freebie of more beatings! That is after Nanakos fist slams into the slightly crouched Candy's tonfa, taking a pretty large brunt of the blow. Her opposite weapon quickly lashes out, Candy trying to hook the shorter end of the weapon into Nanako's blouse. And if she's lucky enough to get that snag, she twists around again, flinging her over her shoulder and straight down onto the floor.

COMBATSYS: Nanako parries Candy's Quick Throw!

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Candy            1/----===/=======|=======\=------\1           Nanako

Afraid? Blinking at the remark, Nanako seems genuinely thoughtful. Sure, she's had her deal of painful blows from fighters clearly three times her talent and THEN some, but she's never really been afraid. There's a certain hesitation there before her features seize into a determined look, lips pulling into a wide grin across her face. Afraid?

"No way!" she exclaims before she makes her move, slamming a fist toward Candy. Her tonfa take the brunt of her blow, and it earns her a blink of surprise from Nanako. There's a lingering grin on her lips as that other weapon lashes out. Hands move, slapping that tonfa away. "I just don't think pain's always the answer!" Though that doesn't seem to be the case as Nanako ducks and lunges past Candy, looking to grab the girl from behind and heft her up before slamming her down into the ground in a German suplex. "NYANKO CRUSHER!!" she shouts, earning her a few weird-looking stares from passers-by in the terminal.

COMBATSYS: Candy reflects Nyanko Crusher EX from Nanako with Counter Shot.

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Candy            1/---====/=======|=======\===----\1           Nanako

Nanako simply isn't a glutton for pain that's all, is that so difficult to understand? Apparently it is, or Candy is a little nuts. But she's really a nice person. Really.
Starting to get used to Nanako's throws, she glances over her shoulder when Nanako gets behind her, and hooks one of her legs behind Nanako's and puts a complete halt to the leverage Nanako would otherwise need to heft her up. Though it also helps that suddenly Candy flashes, as if she were a glass statue and light was flashing over it; hardlight reflecting the power Nanako was emitting right back into her body.
Assuming this loosens the schoolgirls grip, she skates forward a couple of steps, "Very well, I believe you."

As Candy is hefted up, something strange happens. The girl's body flickers, causing Nanako to blink in disbelief before she's sent staggering back, the blast of Psycho Power that was reflected off causing her hands to fumble and ultimately put distance between the two. Wagh.

"That was an interesting move," the girl states, lifting a finger and pointing a finger square at Candy's chest. "You've got a handful of very good moves! I'm impressed!" That said Nanako lunges in and, well, looks to grab Candy by her shirt and deliver a sharp tug, to send her staggering forward, face first into the terminal's carpet.

COMBATSYS: Candy interrupts Quick Throw from Nanako with Diamond Cutter.

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Candy            1/---====/=======|=======\=====--\1           Nanako

Candy tilts her head slightly, and gives an appreciative nod to her opponent, "Thank you," she starts, though her tone rather fades a bit, first quirking a brow, and then looking down to her own chest,
".. I am afraid I do not quite get the connectio-" Nanako's throw would have most certainly been very painful; and truth be told she doesn't get out of this scott-free. She starts to stagger, but along the way reaches back and wraps one arm about Nanako's neck, before she slips on her own wheels, sending both fighters crashing onto the floor. Arguably one getting more hurt than the other, it's hard to say.

"Welcome!" the girl exclaims as she reaches out, looking to grab the other by her collar. Only, when her hands wrap around the cloth she's treated to a painful grab of her neck, a weird ‘hrrk' noise escaping her throat before they crash into the ground, causing Nanako to lay still for a few moments. She needs a few seconds to recuperate. She'll be okay.

Scrambling to her feet, Nanako's aura flickers, a peculiar pink haze around her as she comes to stand. Once she's up she lunges at Candy, ablaze in pink Psycho Power as she barrels for her and suddenly erupts in a huge pillar of energy, the cyclone of pink looking to suck her in and buffet Candy about violently, with Nanako at its center!

COMBATSYS: Candy fails to reflect Purifying Light of Dawn from Nanako with Access Violation.

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

COMBATSYS: Candy has reached second wind!

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

Candy is starting to hit that 'danger' zone, where it becomes more difficult to come up with more reliable strategies. Nanako thus far has proven herself to be an opponent more difficult than she's used to!
But when Nanako explodes with the massive cyclone of psycho power, the readings she gets are off the charts! Can she even defend herself against that? No.. Not a chance.
She's caught up in the storm of power, swirling around like a rag doll and nearly blasted out of comission as a result. Electrical bolts dancing about her form, she once again slams into the ground, making the tiles spider web and lay there motionlessly for a moment.
And then..
She sits up, resting her arms on her knees as she takes in a hard breath. But this time, her skin is completely glistening, and taking a light redness as if sunburned. She's not defeated quite yet! But she does feel like crap.

It's a massive blast, enough to cause a few men to hold down their hats and a few women with fluffy skirts to squeal and pin their skirts into place as Nanako all but explodes in Candy's face. It's a powerful blast, a huge surge of Psycho Power that buffets the android about. And when all's said and done she lands with a meaty thud, that pillar of power dissipating and leaving Nanako standing there, hands on her knees.

But, whoa. What's this? Candy's STILL conscious? And sunburnt?? Furrowing her brows Nanako grins and gives her a thumbs up before she rushes in on the girl and executes a low kick before she thrusts a fist forward, looking to clock the poor girl at the side of her face. "Hiyaaaa!"

COMBATSYS: Candy fails to interrupt Strong Punch from Nanako with Fatal Exception Error.

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Candy            0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Nanako

That's right, Candy sits right the heck up and prepares for a pretty nasty comeback that much is for sure. However her gaze seems to be more distant, her slightly slouched stance shakey. And once Nanako gets close enough, her blow gets interrupted with a sudden blast of grey smoke.. And with it, Candy goes staggering back from one heck of a punch thrown at her, yeow! She loses her balance again, but pushes up to her feet fairly quickly, shoulders shaking as if quite tired out, "I'm not d- defeated just yet.."

The blast of grey smoke causes the tiny girl to cough as she follows through with her attack, the kick knocking Candy's balance off before she punches her harshly across the jaw. Blinking, the girl tilts her head to one side as she steps back. Candy APPEARS normal, but she's had a few moves that have the girl second-guessing her assumptions about the stoic, monotone white-haired fighter.

Still, she grins. It's just a fight, right? They're not fighting for their lives, after all! But a fight's a fight, and they're both here to win. Candy's resilience through all that is really impressive, to say the least. But Nanako's not ready to go easy yet! Thus she leaps forward and swings a foot out, looking to execute a firm kick right into Candy's chest and knock her back.

COMBATSYS: Candy blocks Nanako's Light Kick.

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Candy            0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0           Nanako

Candy seems to be about as stubborn as Nanako in this particular match; which Candy actually finds a little peculiar. The last time she had a feeling like this was when she had fought Mimiru for a little dolphin plushie.
The connection becomes clear then, though it doesn't exactly answer her 'why'. Candy is also slightly, very slightly aware of Nanako's suspicions. It'd be best to end this as quickly as possible from this point, "This has been a good match, but enough is enough," the demi-punk declares, the kick of Nanakos smacking into her tonfa, and then after a slight pause, the opposite weapon lashes out; she twisting her hips in such a way as to deliver a backhand. Naturally it isn't just one strike, but two, as she twists again to smack with the other!

COMBATSYS: Nanako counters Medium Strike from Candy with Auspicious Hand.

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Candy            0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0           Nanako

Fortunately there's nothing at stake for the two fighters except League points, but that's kinda moot for Nanako at this point. Instead she's merely fighting to prove herself against this formidable fighter. Why, Nanako's already panting, looking a little winded by the tenacity of her opponent. The fact she's endured so much is truly frightening.

Her kick lands into the Tonfa, causing the girl to blink once before she withdraws her foot swiftly. Planting it behind her, Nanako's hands thrust forward, intercepting the first strike before a hand sweeps around and low, her palm coming to smack right into Candy's gut, a blast of Psycho Power delivered and ultimately knocking her a short distance back. This, of course, leaves Nanako standing there blinking dumbfoundedly, her mouth ajar. That was really close, that fist of hers.

Candy, at first, doesn't really look like one that can take so much punishment of course. It's strategy or something. But she's extremely worse off at this point, the redenning of her skin a bit darker and her breath heavier. She clearly did intend on finishing things off; it seems Nanako had a similar idea. Belted with the psycho power, Candy skates backward against her own accord and collapses onto her side. Her arm immedietly holds her stomach, and this time she doesn't seem like she'll be able to get up as quickly; it'd take some sort of miracle for her systems to clock even more overtime. Instead of striking back, she bides her time, and eventually flumps onto her back again, staring up at the ceiling tile.

COMBATSYS: Candy takes no action.

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Nanako           0/-------/----===|

COMBATSYS: Candy can no longer fight.

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Nanako           0/-------/----===|

When all is said and done and the proverbial smoke clears, Nanako looks aside and follows the invisible line that leads to Candy's fallen form. Surprised, to say the least, Nanako relaxes entirely and faces her, blinking slowly. Man, is she going to be okay? For a moment the girl seems torn; then she seems callous, picking up her belongings from the sidelines. Opening the zipper, she pulls out its contents; a few miscellaneous things, nothing of note. Emptied, she wanders over and crouches, offering a hand out.

"You were an awesome fighter, Claudia!" she enthusiastically chimes. The other hand moves out, offering the pink cat backpack to the felled fighter. "And here, you can have this. I have a few as-is, and this'll save you time and money trying to find one for your sis." A smile follows Nanako's expression genuinely friendly.

COMBATSYS: Nanako has ended the fight here.

Candy doesn't budge, save for when an official approaches her asking is she needs any assistance; which she raises her wet hand slightly to refuse, "I am fine."
Somewhat. Actually she's rather unhappy with her performance, despite knowing she actually hadn't performed very terribly. When her eyes re-focus, she sees Nanako whom she gives a blank stare, "It is Candi-" she starts, interrupted by the sight of the bookbag.
And when she holds it in her hands, she actually smiles. A bright, delighted smile upon her features, as she looks to the schoolgirl once more, "Thank you.. Very much.." she says, newfound strength allowing her to sit up, holding the bag carefully, "I will return the deed one day." the tone is still a bit dreary but.. It seems sincere otherwise!

The bag stops any further protest, the girl's smile bright and considerably large as she offers it forward without hesitation. It's no loss to Nanako! It'll go to a good home, she's sure. The smile widens as Candy takes it, the girl's head tilting to one side as she giggles. "Not a problem at all, miss Candice!" the girl assures, "And don't worry ‘bout returning the favor!" She means it! As far as Nanako's concerned, their fight was favor enough - Candy's definitely formidable.

Bowing to Candy, the girl holds her stray belongings close to her chest, grinning. "Anyway, I should find my next flight! If you wanna fight again sometime, look me up, ‘kay? Ta~!" A fingerwave is issued before she grins, scampering past the seated Candy as she tears off down the terminal in a hurry. She needs to find food before she boards her plan. "Waaah, I'm starving!"

Candy gives another small nod, ".. Very well," is about all she can say in response, giving a wave to the energetic schoolgirl in turn. Just a few more minutes and she'll be good to head home as well though she does come to the realization, "I wonder if she can find a place to eat.. At this time of morning.."

Log created by Nanako, and last modified on 16:35:05 09/25/2006.