Neo League 276 - #289: Mimiru vs Frei

Description: Looking to put her practice with chi to the test, Mimiru arranges a League fight... and gets one of the best opponents to test that facility with energy! What results is one hardcore fight with some impressive twists and a close finish! (Winner: Frei)

Her training's progessing, and it came to a time where Mimiru desires to actually put it into test! It's still in progress, Mimiru may not be at advantage since she still has to finish refining her techniques, but she'll be able to put it to test under stress and in the midst of battle. What best way to actually have a fight other than challenge someone to a fight in the Neo League?
A convenient spot for both contestants, the Taiyo Dome offers plenty of space for both the fighters and various fans to be around. Considering Mimiru's one of the student here, she definately has more fans cheering for her, younger schoolkids there to cheer on Super Mimiru. Though right now she's not quite acting as her, but more just Mimiru.
Bandages wrapped around both of her hands, Mimiru's toying with her lastest tricks! Thanks to Ingrid, she's managed to get a fairly good grasp of a small chi manifestation, and Mimiru's toying effortlessly with a flicker of flames between two fingers, waiting for her opponent to come by.

It had been some time since Frei had a league fight. SNF has been occupying much of his 'professional' time, but his very strange encounter with Safiullah the previous night made him itchy to get back into the fighting circuit. That's why he was waiting outside the Neo League offices in the morning with a cappucino and a scone in one hand, ready to get himself signed up.
The secretary, completely taken aback by the monk's ability to be energetic at an absolutely unholy hour of the morning, did her best to squeeze him in on twelve hours' notice. After the fourth time he hopped in his chair, she sighed, told him to be at Taiyo Dome that evening, and shoved him out the door. How lucky for her that Mimiru called not soon after to request a bout!
Thus Frei arrives carrying a gym bag over one shoulder and munching on a hot dog, completely unaware of who it is he'll be fighting. As he heads into the cordoned-off fight area he blinks when he realizes it's Mimiru, and gives her a wave. "Long time no see, soldier for justice!" he says cheerily, dropping his bag on the ground. He then notices the fire, and blinks, intrigued. He didn't remember Mimiru being able to do that the last time they met... but of course, she's young and motivated, so he's not too shocked. "Nice trick!" he offers, tugging on his leather handguards.

It seems like fire! It's her own way of manifesting chi. It looks like white flames, though it's not quite fire! It does the job, and if Mimiru's not careful she can burn herself with it! Hearing Frei's voice, she lifts her gaze up, a faint smile spreading on her lips. She makes a gesture with her hand, causing the flame to burst just a bit strong, focusing and concentrating on it to grow into a small flame in her hand momentarily, and as she clenches her hand into a fist, she extinguishes the flame. Had she kept it any longer at this strength she might have burnt herself!
"Yeah... I've been working hard on it," She explains. She still has a lot of work to do before she can really make out something of it, but Mimiru's here to try and test it, "I'm not fighting as Super Mimiru today," Mimiru says with a nod of her head, "Not until I've improved myself well enough to truly defend justice!" Mimiru says as she gets into her combat stance, "Whenever you're ready then..."

The color of the fire makes the monk raise an eyebrow. After all, he only knows one other person who can make white flame, and that's Mimiru's brother Jiro... flame that is highly unusual from Frei's point of view, and an experienced point of view it is, relatively speaking. Of course, if there's anyone who might help her learn, her brother is as good a candidate as anyone, right? The momentary surprise passes off his face and Frei grins. "Good to see you coming along."
Flexing his fingers, the leather handguards creaking as he does so, Frei drops into his stance and nods at Mimiru, letting a spark of crimson fire flicker across his hands for a second just for the hell of it. He's a bit of a showoff at heart, after all. He doesn't attack, however, seemingly content to let Mimiru make the first move. "I can think of worse goals. Well, let's see what you've got!"

COMBATSYS: Frei has started a fight here.

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Frei             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Mimiru has joined the fight here.

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Frei             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Mimiru

Perhaps it's just a family thing? The Kasagi flames! Nobody'll ever know where Mimiru learned her tricks! Still, she certainly managed to at least manifest some chi before after all, she's just learning to harness that powers and tap into it. Control it to a certain extend. Unfortunately, Mimiru couldn't really match up with Frei to actually show off, not without burning herself -- and she has had her share of burnt lately to try not showing off!
"Alright then," Mimiru says, lips curling into a smile. She closes her eyes to focus herself. She knows that she can hardly hold the flames for ten seconds without burning herself! She'll just try to see how long she can keep it in the midst of battle without losing her focus. Mimiru's right fist remains slightly behind her, and as the chi manifests into sparkling white flames that engulfs her fist, Mimiru rushes toward Frei. Hopefully, it shouldn't take her more than two or three seconds to close on Frei, "Kyaaaa!" She shouts as she hurls the fist toward Frei, attempting to slash him with the fire and let the flame impact with his body rather than totally hitting him with her fist.

COMBATSYS: Frei fails to interrupt Super Mimiru Punch from Mimiru with Fast Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Mimiru

That's one fast punch! Frei, however, tries something gutsy: he takes a step forward quickly, almost moving into Mimiru's attack, and attempts to snap out a hand and catch her punch, redirecting her quickly toward the ground. Unfortunately, he underestimated how much protection he'd need from the white flame and instead basically shoves his hand into the field of fire, wincing as he does so and yanking his hand back, sucking on his knuckles a little bit. "Ow! Hot hot hot hot..."
However, he doesn't look that much worse for wear, other than the momentary, searing heat of the chi attack. "Not bad!" he compliments, shaking out his hand and facing off with Mimiru again. She's improving, for sure... he didn't remember her chi feeling warm before, but it's been a while. "Caught me by surprise."

Even though Frei actually attempted to catch her hand, Mimiru doesn't seem the less surprised about it. She tries not to think about it so that she doesn't lose the momemtum! Frei learned that her fire wasn't just for bluff and it did hurt, at least a little, and even though she's in no condition to actually try to smack him again with her fists, Mimiru throws her torso to the side to turn her back to Frei, but at the sime performing a rotation with her waist and sending both of her legs, one after the other, high up in the air to kick Frei in the face.
Mimiru's giving her all with this though, since she manages to manifest a similar flames than the one she had around her fist, around her right leg. She cannot control it as well as the one in her fist, but hopefully, it'll remain long enough to do the job and empower her strike. It's highly doubtful that the other leg'll connect, since it's mostly following the other shortly afterward so she can do her little tumbling stunt and fall back on her feet, her back facing Frei, but in a matter of a second she'll have turned around to face him back.

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Mimiru's Super Mimiru Kick.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Mimiru

Burned once, twice shy... or something like that. Frei's in no hurry to try and go on the aggressive against Mimiru's attack a second time. Instead he throws up an arm to deflect Mimiru's kick, wincing again as the flames flow across his arm but hurting quite a lot less than if he'd taken that kick right in the face. It does leave Mimiru unmolested to land from her attack. "Ow ow ow! Damn." It didn't hurt as much, but it still hurt.
Of course, Mimiru's going to have to deal with Frei's counterstrike when she hits the ground. As she tumbles down the monk is already gathering a tiny sphere of gold-red chi between his palms, which he thrusts at the Taiyo schoolgirl as she lands. The tiny orb suddenly explodes in a huge burst of similarly-colored warm Yang energy, hoping to put some distance between the two fighters again. After all, Mimiru's taken the early lead. "Heads up!"

COMBATSYS: Frei successfully hits Mimiru with Hizashi.
Glancing Blow

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Frei             0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Mimiru

Not if she can help it! Mimiru's a little more agressive now, she doesn't wish to give Frei an opening. Just as Mimiru lands on her feet and swirls around to face him, she's ready to retaliate... Alas though, Mimiru groans as the flame flickers a little out of control for a moment, burning brighter and larger only for an instant before it fades away, forcing Mimiru to take a step back in pain and bring her left hand over to hold her right hand in pain.
The downside is that it more or less affects Mimiru's reaction time, however, the upside is that the way she staggered back, she only finds herself partially caught in the burst of energy. She's still got hit, but only partially!
Groaning, Mimiru staggers back once more because of the force of the blow. Her right hand hurts a little, and Mimiru's panting softly due to the strain she pulled on herself at the start, but she doesn't take a moment to retake her breath and she lunges on Frei! Still with the flames engulfing her left hand, "Kyaaa!" She shouts. Though, lack of energy, by the time she is by Frei's side, the flames have already faded away and Mimiru's left hand is brought right for Frei's face.

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Mimiru's Quick Punch.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Mimiru

This time Frei is ready for Mimiru and is able to seemingly effortlessly push his hand up, palm interposing itself between her fist and his face. Without the extra kick of the flame, it doesn't hurt all that much, though it certainly does make an impact. The monk's been forced on the defensive, letting Mimiru rack up hit after hit... and if he wants to get anywhere, he realizes, he's going to have to take a big risk.
"Not bad!" he offers with a smile, twisting away to the side as if she'd hit him much harder than she had, planting his left foot back as he does so. "Try this on!" Swinging back forward he drives his fist, fingers curled and palm extended, toward Mimiru's stomach. He's not exactly a physical powerhouse, but there's plenty of momentum behind that punch. If it connects, it's probably gonna sting.

COMBATSYS: Frei successfully hits Mimiru with Fierce Punch.
- Power hit! -

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Frei             0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           Mimiru

She might have started like a lion, but considering she's not able to keep the momemtum, her pace's suffering greatly from it... And taking hits isn't going to help her actually help her maintain her focus and concentration on her flames! Frei's pretty talented though, since not only does he manage to catch her off guard and she's unable to avoid his fist, but it connects rather well, just right enough to force her diaphragm up slightly and knock the wind out of Mimiru.
Her eyes widen and she coughs, choking a little and definately losing it for a few seconds. Still despite the pain, Mimiru groans and she attempts to get a hold of Frei's clothes. If she can buy herself sometime to recover from that, it'll be good enough! And if she's able to grip his clothes, she'll throw herself backward and bring him up with her, lifting her right foot up to plant it into Frei's stomach to shove him over her with her roll.

COMBATSYS: Frei interrupts Quick Throw from Mimiru with Quick Punch.

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Frei             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1           Mimiru

The monk can't help but wince when he feels his punch connect with more force than he had intended, and takes a step back when he hears her begin coughing. "Sorry 'bout that," he offers, more on reflex than anything else. In a fight you take the opportunities that are available to you... but that's not the same as enjoying the result.
Frei is slow to react at first when Mimiru snags his shirt, and thus her attempt to throw Frei begins without a hitch. However, as he's suspended briefly in midair over the schoolgirl, he snaps back to his senses. Before she can kick him off, he pushes down with both hands on her shoulders, shifting his weight so that she's supporting him rather than letting her momentum do it. It's not exactly a bop to the nose, but it might feel like it; the monk is left to roll off to the side and to his feet unsteadily. That still hurt. "Oofdah."

That didn't quite work out. Mimiru was hoping she'd manage to hurl him off to get a few seconds to recover, but that didn't really end up the way she planned. Instead she just gets smacked a bit more against the ground, and she winces from the strain. Maybe it's time for Mimiru to pull off the flames again. She had a few seconds to rest from the mental exhaustion of manifesting her chi, she'll probably be able to do it now! Well she hopes so.
While it didn't work out Mimiru's way, she still gets a few seconds to catch her breath. Enough to allow her to regain her composure and be ready to get back in action! She doesn't say anything to the apologizes Frei gave out.. She tries to focus on her chi instead. She has to if she wants to control it, so Mimiru decides not to speak too much.
Just as she rises back, she lunges at Frei and once she's close enough, Mimiru performs a somersault, attempting to hit Frei under his chin with her right flaming foot.

COMBATSYS: Frei endures Mimiru's Super Mimiru Kick EX!

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Frei             1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Mimiru

Mimiru's attack goes off without a hitch. It's a nice sight to see, too... it only fails in one way, realistically speaking: it absolutely fails to knock him down. Not that he doesn't feel it. There's no way you can take a flaming boot to the face -- especially the lower jaw -- and NOT feel it, but subconsciously the monk is using his own chi to solidify his position, forcing himself to stay in one place despite the insistence of physics that he keep moving in the opposite direction.
"Ugh... ow. That looks so much easier than it is," he mutters, words garbled by the fact that Mimiru's foot is still in his chin. However, he uses the opportunity to hopefully get an attack in before she can do anything about it. Swinging his hands forward as he pulls his face back, he detonates a grenade of icy chi right in Mimiru's face at point-blank range. "I suppose if you keep using fire, I've gotta go with ice!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Frei's Hyoushou Rengeki.

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Frei             1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1           Mimiru

At this close, Mimiru merely has the time to raise both of her arms up in front of her face in a cross-shape way to prevent the blast of chi from hitting her straight on. The force of the blow causes Mimiru to stagger back a little, slightly losing her balance. She whimpers a bit from the impact mixed with the frost of the icy chi that covers her arms and splash a bit on her shoulders.
Still Mimiru retaliates, taking a step foward and letting chi flare out of her fist, the flame coming back despite the momentary disruption. and she swings it right off toward Frei's face, letting the flame burst off near him to burn him rather than smacking him with her fist.

COMBATSYS: Frei just-defends Mimiru's Super Mimiru Punch!

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Frei             1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1           Mimiru

Frei anticipated that Mimiru might try to retaliate with a flame attack, and he's actually fairly excited about it. After all, one of the best ways he's managed to find to hone his ability to manifest chi on the fly is to put it to the test in combat. His little comment about ice and fire was intended to goad her into it, though it probably wasn't particularly responsible.
That does leave the flaming fist to deal with, though, and taking his own advice, he thinks something up on the fly: letting a sheen of sparkling, blue-white ice chi remain coated around his right hand, he suddenly reaches out and locks fingers with Mimiru on the fly, ice and fire meeting in a blast of chi sparks that radiates a fascinating lightshow for a moment until the two cancel each other out. When the whole thing is done, the monk looks as surprised as Mimiru might, but instantly breaks into a grin. "Neat! I didn't know if that would work."
Deciding not to do anything fancy, the monk decides to keep up a little pressure, following the sparkly defense with a quick snap kick to her side. Nothing fancy, just the physical equivalent of... well, fight banter. "What do you think? Is it easier to do that when you're fighting than when you're just practicing on your own?"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Frei's Light Kick.

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Frei             1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1           Mimiru

The burst of ice is enough to cause the flames to fade away. Chi against chi... It definately doesn't work out well and it seems to drain Mimiru more than anything else just because she's tried to force her fist through. In the end, her little charge didn't quite work out. Mimiru takes a few steps back, since the little sparkling blinds her temporarily. Her other hand is brought up to her face to cover her eyes and she winces. It was neat but... It didn't really work in her favor.
"Not really, I need to focus, I can't focus correctly if I have to talk all the time," Mimiru says, sticking her tongue out, taking a step back to avoid the kick to her side. And just after that, Mimiru charges at Frei and attempts to tackle him down.

COMBATSYS: Frei dodges Mimiru's Light Kick.

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Frei             1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1           Mimiru

Blinking, the monk doesn't miss a beat as his kick goes wide. Mimiru's nimble, after all; it's not entirely unexpected. However, when her kick comes in return he's got to show a little nimbleness of his own. Prepared to open up a can of wire fu... he instead panics at the last second and drops to the ground as if he were avoiding a grenade. "WAH!"
When he gets up, however, he's grinning, dusting dirt from his knees and immediately lashing back out at Mimiru, attempting to snag her by the arm and do a simple aikido flip, sending her down to the ground. Nothing fancy, but it should get the job done. "You could have just nodded, you know," he says, grinning.

COMBATSYS: Frei successfully hits Mimiru with Medium Throw.

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Frei             1/------=/=======|=======\====---\1           Mimiru

Mimiru has yet to show that she's really all that nimble! Even though she's been trying hard, maybe she just can't concentrate on her chi and following the pace of the battle at the same time? Whatever it is, she's a little bit out of it with her reflexes today. She'll have to blame it on her agressivity, or that'll just mean she needs more training, considering how her flames didn't manage to make all that much of a difference.
Mimiru attempts to soften her fall, but it's all in vain, alas, since she fails to land properly and just ends up as hurt as she would have if she hadn't tried. Mimiru groans a little and she bites her lips a bit in pain. The fight hasn't been going all that much in her favor so she might as well try to give it her all for the end and finish with a blast.
Mimiru raises back swiftly to her feet and she decides to do just what Frei told her. She'll focus on the fight and she certainly does now. She charges at him and once she closes him, she kneels slightly and leaps up, turning on herself as she tries to give him an uppercut under the chin, and as she lands, she makes a quick spin on herself to face him back and do the same, all the while pressing foward... And the forth time she does it, she lets out a shout from her throat and she uses all of her might to make her chi manifest the more powerfully she can, making a power leap thanks to the chi and trying to drag Frei along in the air a couple of feet up with the trail of flames.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Frei with Super Mimiru Combo.

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Frei             1/---====/=======|=------\-------\0           Mimiru

In Frei's head, it had such a cool look. He and Mimiru, doing a dance of death as she strikes with her deadliest attack, speed on speed. You've seen the like: two fighters fending each other off with a series of quick blows and blocks, a blur of motion. Sometimes there's speed lines and lots of driving techno music playing in the background. Yeah... that would be sweet.
What actually happens is that he attempts to push his hand into her rising knee, gets it turned away, and spends the following ten seconds getting the living daylights beat out of him by Super Mimiru's super combo(tm). The final, extra dramatic punch sends him flying through the air, his eyes wide with the shock and pain, before he lands heavily on his back on the grass with a loud *THUD*.
It's a couple seconds before he gets back up again, looking dazed, eyes spinning, but he eventually forces himself to focus. "Ow, ow, ow... nice job," he says, forcing himself to smile. It was an impressively dramatic attack, after all, and Frei appreciates drama if nothing else. "Okay. I guess I gotta ramp it up now too... ready?" Setting his foot behind him, the monk suddenly lunges forward in an aerial shoulder charge, a blazing arrow of silver light surrounding him as he does so.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Frei's Gekkou Nocturne.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0           Mimiru

After pulling out that move, Mimiru's a little exhausted. She is panting heavily enough, bent slightly, showing off that there's a bit of fatigue. It's not easy pulling off things like that after all! A bit of sweat on her forehead and she slightly attempts to regain her balance. Thankfully, Frei had been beaten about soundly by her combo, so it gives her a few seconds to recover and at least regain her fighting stance.
Unfortunately, Mimiru's not quite ready to actually resume the ball just yet. She has to take her breath back. Her eyes remain focused on Frei though, enough so that she can easily lunge back and avoid the shoulder charge from above. She doesn't seem all that ready to catch up, but after she has avoided his dive, Mimiru shakes her head and she lifts her hands up, as if to show she's ready for more now. She's caught her breath, so all will be fine!

COMBATSYS: Mimiru gains composure.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|-------\-------\0           Mimiru

Sadly for Frei, Mimiru's just too fast for him to hit even with one of his quickest moves. Instead of rebounding off her body, he's forced to drag himself to a stop, landing in a crouch and skidding across the ground from his own momentum. Having switched sides with the young fighter, he draws himself to his feet to find they've switched positions; he spins his head in a panic for a moment when he doesn't see her, rubbing his neck in embarrassment when he realizes Mimiru is behind him.
Deciding he's not in any hurry to press the attack either, the monk balls his hands into fists and thrusts them down to his sides, summoning his own chi, which resonates with the air around him, setting his long-tailed headband fluttering dramatically behind him. "It's not easy, is it? I think the only reason I can pull it off is six years of practice!" He smiles. "I can give you some tips sometime if you want."

COMBATSYS: Frei gathers his will.

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Frei             1/-------/=======|-------\-------\0           Mimiru

Considering it's only the second time Mimiru's managed to dodge something, it's either a lot of luck or Mimiru's starting to take a more conservative and less reckless approach. "I'm getting to it..." Mimiru says. "Learning the hard way but it's working," After all, Mimiru's two hands are covered in bandages for a reason. "I'll keep that in mind," Mimiru says.
Since Mimiru's still recovering from the strain of using so much of her chi, she rushes over Frei and attempts to get a hold of his clothings. If she's successful, she'll then put her right hand right under Frei's armpit and hold his arm with her left hand, quickly turning on her heels to have her back pressed to Frei so she can lift him up her back and throw him off some distance.

COMBATSYS: Frei interrupts Strong Throw from Mimiru with Daichi Kudaki EX.

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Frei             0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0           Mimiru

'The hard way', huh... Frei just nods at Mimiru. He doesn't know the schoolgirl terribly well, but his impression of her is of someone fiercely independent. If she wants help, she'll ask... and as far as Frei's concerned he's done his duty, making the offer of help. The rest is up to her. He had his own share of bandaged hands when he was learning, after all. And legs. And torso. Once an eyepatch. His training was really hands-on.
Frei's defensive stance is too set for him to bother to get out of the way, and the technical way the Taiyo schoolgirl tries to throw him makes minimizing the damage impractical. So he does the only thing he can think of: he goes limp, letting himself get pulled along for the ride. But just as Mimiru's shoulder throw is about to end he snaps out a hand and grabs hers, swinging his feet down to get purchase on the ground and then simply swinging her forward instead by her arm, intending to drive her right into the ground, the impact aided by earth chi that bursts outward from the impact in green motes of light.

It's the second time today that her techniques of jujitsu were reversed and used against her. It doesn't really encourage her to actually continue that path considering it brought her more pain than anything else! Though maybe she's just out of it and would require some more practice in that field.
Mimiru groans a bit as she's twisted about and brought down to the ground , the earth chi merely aiding Frei in making the impact on the ground all the more painful. That was something Mimiru didn't quite expect. Mimiru groans and squirms a bit. She shakes her head and bites her lips, glancing over to Frei. Just as she rises back to her feet, Mimiru leaps up and performs a front flip, the chi flaring out of her right foot just long enough to hopefully knock Frei down with the dropkick.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru successfully hits Frei with Super Mimiru Kick.

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Frei             1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Mimiru

Mimiru may think her throwing technique wasn't successful, but it was. Frei is left seriously disoriented by the sudden shift in position twice in a row; the feeling is a lot like vertigo, so when he turns to defend against Mimiru's attack he's... not seeing very clearly. His defense is way substandard and the kick smashes into his shoulder, dropping him to his knees from the force of the blow. He grimaces, but doesn't go down just yet.
"Heh... you've been showing me your flaming kicks. Well, guess what?" Rising to his feet, the monk does a short hop toward Mimiru, and then a larger one with the momentum, descending on her from above with his own downward axe kick, a crescent of scarlet flame erupting in the path of the attack. "WATAH!"

COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Frei's Kouen no Tsurugi.

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Frei             0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0           Mimiru

Mimiru manages to land back on her feet and she staggers a little for balance after the attack. "It's all about practicing the chi in battle," Mimiru says with a groan, taking a step back to prepare her defense. She raises her right arm up to block the descending kick right for her forearm and Mimiru winces at the impact. Still, just that bit of pain is enough to give Mimiru some more energy to fuel her flame and her left hand slowly gets engulfed by the white chi flame.
Ready to counter, Mimiru groans and she says' "So I'll do it to the very end and see where it'll get it!" She says as she swings her flaming left fist straight for Frei's midsection.

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Mimiru's Super Mimiru Punch.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0           Mimiru

Moving with as much speed as he can muster, the monk reacts to Mimiru's quick punch by driving both hands, palm out, in front of his stomach. He winces at the heat again but for the most part deflects the blow, taking a step back and pulling his hands away, shaking them out. "Good," he says with a smile, and means it. He was used to think of fire in terms of anger, but has come to understand it as the most blatant Yang energy there is: action, all but liquified and made pure. If anyone personifies that, it's Mimiru.
"I can see why the bandages now," he says simply, before ducking forward and racing at Mimiru, his feet already glowing a faint purple as he dashes at the Taiyo schoolgirl, intending to get purchase on her hip with his foot, then all but run up her body, kicking off to spiral away in midair while a bolt of chi lightning crackles out of the sky to complete the elaborate attack.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru parries Frei's Tenrai Enbu!

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Frei             0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1           Mimiru

There's at least one upside to all those courses she's taken in jujitsu. She at least knows how to avoid those grapples. "When you do something, you give it your one hundred and ten, no less!" Mimiru says as she manages to actually roll around and duck around Frei. As slippery as an eel, just as he was about to throw her up she manages to slip out of that grasp and get right behind Frei.
"That's why the bandages!" Mimiru says as she forces the flames to grow all the more intensively, forming a ball of energy in her hand and, hopefully, the proximity will give Mimiru a little extra edge as she tries to swing the ball of flames right into Frei's back. "Kyaaa!!" She shouts.

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Mimiru's Super Mimiru Ball EX.

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Frei             0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0           Mimiru

Whoa boy. Not only did his attack get 100% snuffed, but Mimiru's in a much better position to attack him than he is to defend against whatever she is about to do. Panicking, he swivels around and just throws his hands forward, palms blazing with undirected, nearly elementless chi summoned entirely on instinct. It clashes against Mimiru's ball of flame for a few moments before the hasty defense fizzles out, washing Frei's torso with weakened but still quite hot flame.
Worn out and beaten down, the monk takes a deep breath and just... decides not to attack, stopping and taking a few deep breaths. "I've always wanted to know..." he pants, glancing at Mimiru. "...where's the extra 10 percent come from?"

COMBATSYS: Frei gains composure.

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Frei             0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Mimiru

This is starting to get rough... The fight's stretching out and if Mimiru wants to keep up with her pace... Well she just won't be able to do it. Yet she has to, it's a test of endurance! It's a test to see how well she can hold on and control her chi. Beads of sweats are rolling down her forehead and Mimiru staggers back a little after she had given her all into that white flaming orb of chi. Mimiru pants loudly, staring at Frei for a moment as he manages to defend himself fairly well against the energy orb, despite all the setup Mimiru put for it! Not good enough, she'll have to do better.
"It comes from always giving it your best, no matter what, and always striving to break your limits!" And with that, Mimiru narrows her eyes as she concentrates and focuses on channeling her chi in her body once more. It definately isn't going to help her out since she's already so exhausted but it seems that it's the path Mimiru has chosen! Even though her fingers have flames flickering through it, she doesn't quite manage to manifest enough chi in her hand to make it good enough for an attack.
So Mimiru lunges at Frei and once she gets close enough to him, she spins on herself and attempts to give him a powerful roundhouse kick, with the white chi flames flaring out of her foot to empower her attack as it comes close to Frei's body.

COMBATSYS: Frei endures Mimiru's Super Mimiru Kick!!

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Frei             0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0           Mimiru

Sadly for Mimiru, Frei has entered some sort of trance that thinking about things at random that tends to happen when someone brings up a topic of interest in the middle of combat. His eyes have an almost glassy expression as he glances at Mimiru, barely even processing the kick, which smacks into the side of his head with a satisfying *CRACK* but... fails to knock him over. Actually, if anything, it seems to bring his train of thought to an end.
"Sounds like a lot of work," he muses, tapping his right fingers against his thigh. "Of course, if that's your thing, don't let me stop you." He then drags his hand forward and does his own hardcore, close range energy ball attack, exploding a second ice chi grenade in Mimiru's face again, hoping to bring this fight to an end. He's happy, though; it's been a great workout and Mimiru's apparently learning a lot about putting chi into practice. As far as he's concerned, it's a success.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Frei's Hyoushou Rengeki.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0           Mimiru

This is the grand finale, and Mimiru isn't going to go down that easily! She may be exhausted and her attacks very lacking in speed due to her level of fatigue, but she's certainly rapid enough with her body to avoid Frei's attacks. It doesn't help her performing more attacks, but the girl's performing quite some feats of agility around Frei, ducking to the ground and rolling about before rising back to her feet. This allows her to avoid the blast of frosty chi that comes from Frei's hands.
And just as she rises up to her knees, Mimiru growls and she lets a shout escape her throat to use all of her strength into her right fist and make her white flames manifest once more into it, so that she can deliver Frei a flaming rising uppercut.

Frei says, "Oh, what the heck."

COMBATSYS: Frei interrupts Super Mimiru Punch from Mimiru with Fast Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0           Mimiru

Although his calm demeanor suggests everything is hunky-dory, the truth is that Frei is bloody exhausted right now; Mimiru's evasions and attacks have really whittled him down despite his focus on defense. He sees her duck and weave around his ice projectile and breathes an inner sigh. He's impressed, she's in great form... but he also really wants to draw this to a close before he face-firsts onto the field.
Deciding to give his previous tactic one more shot, Frei reaches out for Mimiru's hand again and this time accounts properly for the speed and fiery power of the attack. He clamps his fist on top of hers, gritting his teeth against the heat of the chi, and then somewhat oddly draws her around as if dancing a particularly wild tango. letting go at the last second and hoping dizziness and inertia will do the work for him. "Ole!"

The squeeze against her hand is enough to make Mimiru winces. At this point she's so exhausted that when she's spun around, Mimiru, despite the pain and the burnt from the over-usage of her chi manifestation can only try to give one last try to bring Frei down with her. As she's spun around, Mimiru tries to turn around on herself and bring her left foot right up toward Frei's face, a might white flaming kick, with the chi flaring out of her foot... Slowly flickering and fading away with Mimiru's energy. Not only is she beat, but she's totally exhausted at that, which makes it all the worse.
But after that, she's out like a light.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru can no longer fight.

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Frei             0/-------/--=====|

COMBATSYS: Frei just-defends Mimiru's Super Mimiru Kick!

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Frei             0/-------/--=====|

Working almost entirely on instinct, Frei snaps out a glowing hand and catches Mimiru's shoe in his grip, lightly, his aura absorbing the fiery chi and finding the point of least force to redistribute the blow. Which is all fancy ways of saying he defuses Mimiru's final attack and gently redirects her toward the ground in a safe fashion.
Pausing for a moment, the monk wipes his brow and then drops onto the grass on his backside, grinning at Mimiru. "Heh... that was a workout and a half," he says cheerily, apparently not cognizant that the Taiyo schoolgirl is entirely unconscious. "You've really been to work on that chi thing, too..." ANd then he flumps onto his back, fast asleep. Apparently he was more exhausted than he thought.

COMBATSYS: Frei has ended the fight here.

Log created by Frei, and last modified on 12:42:22 10/21/2006.