Neo League 276 - #291: K' vs Dan

Description: Dan fights K' for a Neo League Fight in the outskirts of Southtown. (Winner: K')

The Northern Southtown outskirts. Try thinking about that ten times fast, and it probably would leave you in the same condition as the Neo League's schedulers for tonight. It was a plethora of vagueness and poor planning. Finally they had narrowed there terrible fifteensome to a pair. A pair that was just really out there. K' vs Dan.
And what of the Saikyo master? He was over there pulling up his brown wristguards and preparing mentally for the battle. The battle against K'. K'. Up until now he had been just a letter. But after tonight, he would be a name, and a face. And a face with a name.
Saikyo was prepared. Dan would not fail.

COMBATSYS: Dan has started a fight here.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|

A name and a face and a face with a name. He'd have prefered the television crew hadn't shown up. In fact, K' had been there all along, watching from some distance away aproximately two blocks in another direction... And why not? He had a stroll to get there. The fight was actually placed on a fairly residential street, just past a row of nice houses with big outset windows in its face. At the end of the block by a small shopping center in fact that included some local equivalent to a Pier 1 and a dangerously adept rendition of an old Quick Lube. Never the less, K' took in all in stride. The street had been roped off, a few people stood around watching the match, mainly the die hard fans who'd never miss a chance to see one. Lawn chairs were parked about, lounging people sat in them wielding cans of pringles to fend off boredom mostly. Another fellow stood nearby peddling hamburgers on his small hibachi grill and selling beer and soda out of an ice chest.

Taking it all as jovially as possible under the circumstances, K' strides up along side the man, barters with him quietly for a moment and takes a canned drink. When he walks inside of the roping with a wide, long-legged step over it, he pops the can, takes a long sip from it and walks directly into the middle of the blacktop street, looking down its length at Dan who was preparing for the match. K' offers him a slight nod... he had no real reason to be angry with the man and had made it up in his mind that he wasn't going to be a total prick about it.

"... Guess it had to happen at some point," he offers, recognizing Dan ... vaguely if at all, from an earlier fight. Not between the two of them, but K' had been in attendance for an earlier match fight where Dan had a match and Sakura had a completely unrelated one in the same fight-tree. He knew who he was well enough, he watched TV, sure. Taking another long sip from the can and completely draining it, K' licks his lips, crushes the can in that armored glove of his and tosses it aside. A sudden spike of adrenaline at the back of his mind lets him know that wasn't just an ordinary grape soda. It was one of those newfangled sport drinks with far, far too much ephedra in it... "Tastes like... Grape cough syrup and Flintstone Vitamins." Shrugging, he slides into that loose and easy stance... and instead of his hands finding his pockets, they come up, the leading hand flourishing.

"I did make one decision though. I decided I'm not gonna take anyone else lightly... if I lose... it'll be by accident. If I'm gonna do this, might as well do it right, hm?"

COMBATSYS: K' has joined the fight here.

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K'               0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Dan

The saikyo sensei grins a bit as he watches K' step into the fighting 'arena'. His hands grip down on his dark black belt and his eyes go travelling up K'. He looks at his stance, and his devil-may-care attitude before he turns to the crowd and points one finger towards the vision of Sturgiss.
He mugs for the crowd, bringing a small but vocal section of people cheering like their life depended on it before he raises the index finger on the other hand.
"This is the opponent I'm set to fight today! This 'fighter' looks more at home in an underground dance party. There is nothing Saikyo can do for this poor soul! Look at his fashion sense, it is an eyesore. I would normally invite this one into my class, but I'm afraid there is nothing I could teach him!"
With a pump of his fist, Dan finishes his diatribe, and snaps into his own stance before thrusting a fist forward and screaming, "Y'SHAAAAAAA! SAIIIIIIIIIIIIIKYO!"

COMBATSYS: Dan gathers his will.

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K'               0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0              Dan

Chen travels down the main highway into the Business District.

Under normal circumstances, K' would have weathered all of the insults with, possibly anger, possibly some form of silent refrain... or maybe sling some back himself. Under normal circumstances. Unfortunately he was dealing with this one.. this Hibiki fellow. And the circumstances weren't normal. His antics are given a lifted eyebrow and K' faulters, just a tad, leaning back, his leading hand lowering... then the inside hand. And finally he's just standing there with his hands on his hips. His eyes slowly blink and he stares, incredulous. "What the..." He looks towards the 'crowd', of cheering residentials, their soda pop cans cracking in unison, cheering on Dan Hibiki, the better known fighter of the two men standing in the middle of the street.

"Man..." K' starts, and his lips pull up at the corners. The moment that follows is one riddled with ... well, laughter. K's shoulders lurch upward, then begin to shake, a snicker slipping from him befoer he bursts into laughter. -- Now, lets rewind. K' wasn't one for laughing. In fact, he very rarely did it in public and even when he did in private, it wasn't long. His voice rolls the sound out, his teeth clenching together, cheeks pulled back in a wide grin trying to stifle the laugh, but its no use. ".. Wow, hey... hey... heeyyy there.. It'll be alright tomorrow buddy. No sense losing your sanity all in one evening." Finally managing to control himself, K' swings his right arm forward, cutting an oval of fire into the air before he leaps back, twisting in the air and forcing his leg forward, sending two burning, undulating plumes of fire rushing out towards the shouting Dan. "And do me a favor? Just don't choke, man..."

COMBATSYS: Dan blocks K''s Second Shoot.

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K'               0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0              Dan

Dan's eyes widen a bit as the flaming plumes come towards him, but quickly he snaps into action, thrusting his body away from the flames, while bringing his fists forward to keep the fire centralized to his wristguards, in the already proven event that he couldn't get out of the way in time.
As his guards push the fireball away, and his hands feel the heat of the opponents fighting spirit, his grin returns.
"Not bad, for an amateur. You remind me a lot of me when I was young. Except I knew how to dress, that's probably the key difference. You've got confidence though. That's never a bad thing to keep around."
As he's been talking, he's been moving. His feet set him forth into a collision course with the other fighter. A superquick punch snaps out from his right side, headed towards K'
Saikyo fans go wild.

COMBATSYS: K' endures Dan's Quick Punch.

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K'               0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0              Dan

Watches the plumes of fire race towards Dan, K' settles himself back into that familiar stance, hands coming up, but only for a moment. When he sees Dan weather the fire, he lowers them back down to his middle and walks cooly towards him, nevermind the fact that he was rushing in to try the offensive. His eyes drift closed, one peeking open to watch Dan when those footsteps draw closer. K' doesn't move though. He squares his shoulders, anchors his feet and takes the punch full in the face, his head tapping to one side as Dan's knuckles bunch into his flesh. With a quiet grunt, K' weathers the attack and leans upright again.

In the same instance he straightens himself, his arms launch forward, starting a course of momentum that sends him stretching his body out, right leg moving back, cocking, locking and firing forward, those outstretched arms pulling back towards him, anchoring his balance. When his leg fires forward, it curls at the knee, driving the joint up towards Dan's midsection, trying to double the man with the concussive forces of locomotive impact. "Yeah, you're right. I guess leather just isn't quite as stylish as a pink gi. You should help me shop." K' mutters dryly, following through the motion, trying to throw his entire weight behind it.

COMBATSYS: K' successfully hits Dan with Knee Strike.

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K'               0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1              Dan

The pink-clad man tries to launch himself out of the way of the knee, but by a cruel twist of fate launches himself in exactly the wrong direction.
His entire body crumples and folds around K's knee, before he's sent falling off towards the side, and tucking into a pained roll.
He comes out of this roll and winces. Looking at K' for a moment he shakes his head a bit, and launches himself back into the fight.
Seeing three K's isn't the best position to be in, in the world, but he launches a blind attack, starting with the word "HISSHOU"
Each word is punctuated by blind fluctuating Kata, and KEN is stated with a high flying corkscrew 'dragon' uppercut.
Dan is pulling out all the stops already?

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits K' with Hisshou Burai Ken.
- Power hit! -

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K'               0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0              Dan

The leather of his pants snaps audibly as it meets, colliding with Dan's solar plexus, K' pushing just that much harder on his anchored foot, burrying that knee in him before he falls off to one side, K' dropping his foot back to the ground. Immediately K' falls back into the heavy yet accurate stance of his. He solidifies his gaze at Dan, setting himself, but slightly too late. When the man comes back with a surprisingly fast reply to his knee, K' is forced to bound back a number of steps as Hibiki lights into him. The series of punches and kicks that follow sting, they're painful... they're smart on Dan's part, even if he did seem a little goofy. Either way, K' is briefly battered, his light weight shifted this way and that with the impact before the hard uppercut slams into his chest and then his chin.

Snapping back, his back arches and his head whips up and back, an arch of blood extending out from his face, teeth clenched. "-AHH!" K' sounds out, stumbling back one, then two steps, his hand immediately coming up to wipe the blood away from his mouth, staring at Dan with a critical eye. "... That fuckin' hurt!" He wasn't expecting that to be sure. Frowning, he snaps in on Dan, snapping a hard punch in towards his face, his left hand clenching, cocking back and ripping forward for the man's jawline.

COMBATSYS: Dan dodges K''s Medium Punch.

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K'               0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0              Dan

Dan twists to one side as he sees K's fist coming towards him. Waggling his eyebrows twice he dives out of the way into another tightly curled roll. As he pops out of it, he's back on his feet and in the air, sailing towards K'
In fact, while he's in the air, three aerial roundhouses snap forward, helping the pink fighter to glide gracefully as his Gi whips in the wind, making a cool 70s martial art movie sound.

COMBATSYS: K' blocks Dan's Dankuu Kyaku.

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K'               0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0              Dan

His fist whips through the air, connecting with that and that only as Dan side-steps the move. K' smirks at the pink-clad fighter, his mind wandering back to a time when someone had done something similar.. only in that instance, the reply was much more painful, much more adept. Close to twenty-four hours ago, Geese had done the same thing and punished him for making the mistake of trying to hit him headon. When Dan comes around and takes to the air with that series of kicks though, K' was prepared. He steps back with the length of each one, his hands coming up, working furiously to combat against Dan's speed, slapping the first kick down.

The second comes in, hard at his flank and K's forearm comes up, stopping it short as he wheels around, pivoting on his feet, spinning out wide away from Dan, letting that second kick pass. As he completes the turn, his right arm comes around hard, slapping the third kick down completely, only for K' to rush inside of the perimeter of Dan's landing, his right hand snapping up, cutting the air with the speed of the movement, hand turned upward and open. His fingers rake the air, leaving a jet wash behind that immediately ignites, bursting into a wide, sweeping oval of flames that rushes in on Dan.

COMBATSYS: K' successfully hits Dan with Eins Trigger.

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K'               1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1              Dan

The Saikyo fighter is engulfed in flames, with bits and pieces of his gi sparking up and falling to the ground in ashes. His eyebrows raise quite high on his forehead and he says, "That... oof. You got some spunk, kid."
With that said, he staggers about a bit, the tendrils of smoke finally ceasing to come off his body, and thrusts his right fist forward, "BUT I'M NOT DOWN YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y'SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA KORE GA SAIKYO RYU!"
The fighter launches a new assault towards K', bringing both his hands back just like Ryu and Ken do whenever things have 'gotten serious.'
And then? He snaps only one hand forward, A large ball of Cyan energy erupts from his hands and moves very slowly towards K'.

COMBATSYS: K' endures Dan's Shinkuu Gadouken.

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K'               1/-----==/=======|==-----\-------\0              Dan

Smirking, K' tilts his head to one side, confidence blaring from his expression as he lowers his hand from the unleashing of his fire. His other hand comes sweeping up from his sides and he claps them together, one hand going high, the other low after the loud clap, a spark of flames dancing between them at the point where they met. Palms dropping to his sides, K' steps back into that familiar stance, his hands coming up. At the yelling, K's eyebrows fire up towards his hairline, his mouth dropping open, "You have -GOT- to stop SHOUTING!" K' snarls, yelling right back at Dan's wide open, screaming mouth.

When he releases that large ball of cyan energy, K' grits his teeth, jawline tightening as he stands up straight out of his stance, marching towards Dan, absolutely stomping in on the man. The blast of energy slams hard into his chest and explodes outward, plumes of fighting spirit spearing over his flesh and out around him, as his right hand begins to kindled with the holy fire of the Kusanagi. "Damn your mouth is loud..." Flames dance between the fingers of his armored hand as it clenches into a fist. K' lifts it slowly, looking the other man directly in the face as his fingers tighten, clench and set with an audible click. When it launches forward its with K's entire body weight, his feet sliding across the blacktop, ignoring the cheers and jeers of those watching the battle, sending the fist rocketing towards Dan's chest in a sudden burst of orange fire.

COMBATSYS: K' successfully hits Dan with Heat Drive.

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K'               0/-------/------=|=======\=------\1              Dan

Dan reels as he feels his heart violently punched by K', and is punched firmly to the ground as flame and pain begin to make up the entire percentage of his life. He lays still on the floor for a good moment after being painfully wrecked by the other fighter, before snapping his fist out in an attempt to get the fighting spirit back into him. "Nnggh!"

COMBATSYS: Dan can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: K' just-defends Dan's Quick Punch!

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K'               0/-------/------=|

The crowd goes wild! ... With jeers! It was no surprise that none of them liked K', they didn't have a reason to. Who was he? He'd popped up on TV once... twice? Maybe three times in the last two years and nothing before that? Dan was an established hero. Even though he may not have been the toughest cookie in the box, he had his fan following, and the dedicated ones were here today on the street to watch the match. K' swings his arm down, waving the fire off of his fist and opens his fingers, hissing a hard breath. When the fire diminishes, when the adrenaline passes, he's left to stand there as Dan charges him with the fist.

K' reaches up, tearing the fist from the air, catching it in his palm and tossing it aside. Once done, he turns his back on Dan, slumps his shoulders and shoves his hands into his pockets. One of them leaves his pockets long enough to point a thumb back over his shoulder at Dan. Wordlessly, he shrugs it off and marches away, his hand finding his pocket all over again. "... Least it was entertaining I guess..." Right...

COMBATSYS: K' has ended the fight here.

Log created by Dan, and last modified on 16:40:56 10/26/2006.