World Warrior 2007 - [Pre] Roberto vs Niesje

Description: Sato Niesje and Roberto Miura face off at the JFK Plaza (aka Love Park) in Philadelphia, PA. (Winner: Roberto)

Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia Pennsylvania and to be precise JFK Plaza also known as Love Park where we are holding this particular Preliminary match of the World Warrior tournament.
Normally there would be police swarming this area to keep the skate borders away however between the recent snow this city has seen which there is still a bit of accumulation(in spite of it being warmer) which by now is ice and the fact that there's a match about to get under way that keeps the skaters from taking it over as usual.
So where's Roberto Miura? He's coming from the Ben Franklin Parkway from the direction of the Art Museum steps that he used to warm himself up for this fights. Oh and he'll probably never call them the "Rocky Steps" again after being chastised by a native Philadelphian... They tend to hate hearing it called that. A few stretches and he's ready to go. He didn't drag the bag of soccer balls this time that was handled before he even showed up.

Niesje stands on top of the letter 'L', looking absurdly pleased with herself at this accomplishment. She's apparently cleared away most of the snow on top of the letter, and thus balancing isn't too hard. She's dressed in slightly warmer clothes than usual - her trenchcoat heavier, and a turtle-neck rising up from underneath all the chains. As well as a pair of warm gloves so her hands don't stick to the metal.
Seeing Roberto approach, she points her halberd at him. "The city of brotherly love, in the park of love... is this a fight of love? ...Isn't that sort of relationship forbidden? You might not be my student, but still in the eyes of society, wouldn't that be at least reprehensible? Yet... This is a fight. People in love do not fight. Do we then call it hate? What is hate, exactly? Hormones? A feeling? A state of the soul? Something peddled by merchants? An archiac word with no real meaning left to it? A platypus who would prefer to be named 'Fred', but doesn't get the choice, being a platypus and all? There are no exact answers, just a barrage of questions without meaning, as we wander through this existance...." She pauses for a bit of breath, smiling triumphantly.

Roberto steps up to one of the many soccer balls strewn about the park and begins to juggle the soccer ball as Niesje goes on while trying not to laugh at it. After the teacher finishes he opens his mouth, "I'm curious. What brought that rhetorical to mind? Perhaps it's something best left contemplated after things are done."
"It's a shame I never really had a chance to watch you in action, Miss Niesje, but... well... You know what happened."The soccer star continues his approach while still letting the soccer ball in the air until finally the tension is cut with a soccer ball flying at the teacher's stomach.

COMBATSYS: Roberto has started a fight here.

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Roberto          0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Niesje has joined the fight here.

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Niesje           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Roberto

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Niesje with Long Shot.

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Niesje           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0          Roberto

"A simple question, a simple answer..." Niesje raises the staff of her halberd and spins it to block, then grimaces as the soccer ball goes past her guard and hits her stomach. She stagger steps a few feet back to absorb the blow... and almost falls off the letter. She waves her arms for a moment, then manages to right herself, and smiles at Roberto in a rather superior manner.
"It is a shame. But such vagaries of fate can not be expected. I will show you today my very best... rhetoric! You see, the wandering mind is a thousand times more agile than the one that stays sleeping. The main problem that lies therein is that you must keep on going to sleep, so that the one that uses up less is actually... more. But that doesn't mean it's not good stamina training." Her movements slow as she says this, her voice getting more delibrate as she switches to a careful two-handed grip on her halberd.

COMBATSYS: Niesje focuses on her next action.

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Niesje           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0          Roberto

"This I can respect." Nothing else needs to be said while his mind does some exercises of their own. While it's not on rhetorical questions it's on various situations in this fight. After making his decision, he moves to the next ball which in particular is in bowl of the fountain. He steps up and takes another shot at Niesje since quite frankly he's not inclined towards chasing the teacher to the top of the letters. While he may occasionally take to the air to perform headers or saves, a goalie's place is on the ground. This time though the shot taken will be to her legs to either unbalance her or maybe force her to come to him.

COMBATSYS: Niesje negates Long Shot from Roberto with Grand Chain.

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Niesje           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0          Roberto

Niesje rests her halberd on her shoulder, and begins to fling out chains like a madwoman. "Ahahahaha! Take this, and this, and this, and this!" Several of them grab up snowballs and rocks as they arc through the air... but altogether, they simply manage to stop the soccer ball in it's flight. The Gedo teacher blinks, and raises one hand up to adjust her sunglasses. "...That's quite a kick, young man."

The striker can't help but smile at the complement. "Well... Thanks, Ma'am. I've had a lot of practice." Of course that's on the surface. Underneath the soccer star is still trying to figure out how to get her off the letters since it'll be hard for him to attack her without constantly resorting to soccer balls. While he tries to figure that out he's gonna juggle the soccer ball for awhile. After a few moments he flips it up and then holds it on the back of his neck.

COMBATSYS: Roberto focuses on his next action.

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Niesje           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0          Roberto

"...I made him stop to think! That's... quite an accomplishment... it's what being a teacher is...." Niesje's smile becomes impossibly wide, and she throws back her head, laughing maniacally. After a long moment, she stops to remove her sunglasses and wipe the tears from her eyes, then replaces them. "All right! I'm not going to pass this one up! I'm going to give my goal the best shot I can! Even if it means kicking you while you're down! Did you bring your wall pass?" She pauses, then lowers her head slightly as if ashamed. "...okay, I'll stop now...." Her voice a little softer.

COMBATSYS: Niesje gathers her will.

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Niesje           0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0          Roberto

"Made me stop and think?" To be fair, Roberto is constantly thinking. Sure his grades in math could use some work but that's more of a performance anxiety than lack of thinking. When it comes to tests(With the exceptions of Phys. Ed, and English) Mr. Miura folds faster than Superman on laundry day.
We're getting off the subject but Roberto has figured out something and so he flips that soccer ball he was balancing on the back of his neck and lets it drop to the ground and then quickly trapping it before breaking into a run and then leaping up into the air to grab around the teacher's ankles and pull her down before releasing a short burst of chi into her feet.

COMBATSYS: Niesje fails to counter Shining Save from Roberto with Fantastic Trip.

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Niesje           0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0          Roberto

Paens of Roberto's intelligence may be sung far and wide - it makes no difference, Niesje has not heard them, and thus attributes all good mental attributes he contains from this point on as firmly her fault. The bad, of course, are the result of Taiyo's inferior school system. But yes, let's get back to where we left them...
Niesje smirks a bit and swings the hook end of her halberd down to catch onto Roberto's arm. "Too easy...." Unfortunately for her, due to his movements in grabbing at her ankles, it mainly just catches onto a bit of his *sleeve*, and although that might be a bit bad for his outfit, it does very little as she swings it up and away. So she's brough crashing down face in the snow, the chi being a bit of added sting.

Now Niesje is off the letters, he's free to dictate the pace and the topic. The soccer genius stands up on his feet. He mutters as he looks at the goalie shirt he was wearing, a bit thankful he wasn't wearing his red spider web one. He dances on the balls of his feet in what can be considered a goalie ready stance, "Of course the problem might be that in this situation is that you love not wisely but too well." After that he waits as Niesje gets up to give her a swat to her shoulder as if deflecting a soccer ball.

COMBATSYS: Niesje blocks Roberto's Quick Punch.

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Niesje           0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0          Roberto

Niesje stands back up and manages to turn aside a bit as Roberto hits her in the shoulder, frowning. "You know, I really didn't think Taiyo had such a focus on physical education. All our students tend to meet their own requirements in that field, though...."
She pauses as she thinks about this, and then takes several steps back, pointing her halberd at him in more gesture than threat. "I'd say not too well but too wisely would be nearer to the mark! Regardless, don't you agree that fighting in Philadelphia... seems a bit wrong? I guess it's not brotherly love that we're hurting, exactly, but... should the name of such a peace-loving city be tarnished nevertheless?"

COMBATSYS: Niesje gathers her will.

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Niesje           1/----===/=======|===----\-------\0          Roberto

"You know, I never really though about it in that way," The Taiyo soccer star admits. "Then again, you can say brotherly love sort of motivates me to continue. The money I've been making off of fights has been directed either to money for rainy days, and college funds for myself and both of my little brothers. And a small percentage of it is set aside for myself as general spending change." He pauses as he swings his leg towards Niesje's hip before continuing. "So I guess it's not so out of place for me to be fighting here, though you'd have every right to disagree but if so let us embrace brotherhood after the fight. I hear there's a nice Chinese food close to here."

COMBATSYS: Niesje fails to counter Heavy Kick from Roberto with Fantastic Trip.

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Niesje           1/---====/=======|====---\-------\0          Roberto

"Admirable outlook." Niesje swings her halberd down again, trying to catch onto Roberto's leg this time, but misses again. "Solipism!" She's knocked back into the snow, and her sunglasses half fall off her face, leaving her red eyes staring at Roberto with a somewhat pained grimace. After regaining her breath, she exagerates that expression slightly. "...Chinese food? In America? Isn't the saying 'When in Rome, do as Romans do'? I guess the Romans also eat Chinese food, though. Americans too, for that matter. I accept your challenge!"

"Well there's dining area of that Supermarket, or that Japanese restaurant close by, if not the Chinese restuarant." When Roberto's kick lands he goes back into motion again running to the nearest soccer ball he can get to before smiling at the teacher.
He takes a deep breath and goes into a run, darting left and right with fancy dribbling as he makes his approach. When he gets close, he stops in front of Niesje with the ball behind him. He rolls the ball up his leg which allows him to flip the soccer ball off of heel from behind him causing it to arc over and then behind Niesje. Hopefully that soccer ball will keep her attention while he snaps a kick to her stomach before attempting to get possession of the ball again.

COMBATSYS: Niesje blocks Roberto's Light Kick.

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Niesje           1/--=====/=======|====---\-------\0          Roberto

Niesje swings at the ball, knocking it away, then blinks at the kick, and manages to mostly knock aside with her arms. She grimaces a bit, taking a long step back, and leans on her halberd for a long moment. "...Travelling all the way to America to eat it seems a little odd, yes. Maybe it would be better to eat American cuisine."
She's silent for a long moment, then shrugs slightly. "I mean... we've both been to China, right? It seems a little odd."

COMBATSYS: Niesje gains composure.

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Niesje           1/----===/=======|====---\-------\0          Roberto

Well that didn't go quite the way the star striker had planned it, neither on the account on the kick landing true nor with the soccer ball being there for him to continue dribbling while he plots out his next move. "Actually, I've never been to China. Russia, Kazakhstan, and this is my second trip to the United States."
Roberto takes advantage of his current location which is fairly close to Niesje and brings his fists together before punching her stomach as if punching away a soccer ball. "Perhaps the tournament will change that."

COMBATSYS: Niesje fails to counter Strong Punch from Roberto with Fantastic Trip.
- Power fail! -

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Niesje           1/=======/=======|=====--\-------\0          Roberto

"Perhaps it will... in fact... one could say it could be a FANTASTIC TRIP!" Niesje swings her halberd down to catch onto Roberto's leg again, and instead manages to get it stuck in the ground. She tugs at it, furrowing her eyebrows, then doubles over as she's hit by Roberto's double fists in the stomach. She tugs the halberd back out, slowly edging back. "I meant to do that...."

Roberto is someone who can completely empathize with Niesje right now. Seeing shades of what happened to him at Taiyo during his most SNF but one thing that's working in Niesje's favor is that the Philadelphians aren't throwing trash at her. They didn't have enough feeling towards either combatant to resort to that.
Roberto decides to press the attack by performing a graceful side step to the Gedo Teacher's outside and performing a slide tackle towards her legs.

COMBATSYS: Niesje blocks Roberto's Sliding Kick.

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Niesje           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0          Roberto

Niesje swings her halberd downwards to partially deflect Roberto's slide tackle, frowning a little as it hits her legs nevertheless. She takes a couple of steps back, and points her halberd at Roberto carefully with both hands. "I think... you've finally reached your limit... or I'm about to break it, at least...." A bit of a nasty smile playing around her lips.

COMBATSYS: Niesje focuses on her next action.

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Niesje           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0          Roberto

Roberto had finally got up from his slide tackle and slowly dusted himself off before looking at Niesje with a raised eyebrow. He takes a casual, yet cautious walk towards one of his soccer balls. An incredulous look on his face, "My limit? Those are awfully smug words coming from someone who hasn't touched me yet. You're gonna have do a whole lot more than just singing it... You're gonna have to bring it too."
With that the soccer goalie does nothing but watch and wait, bouncing left and right on the balls of his feet in that goalie ready stance.

COMBATSYS: Roberto focuses on his next action.

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Niesje           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0          Roberto

Niesje adjusts her sunglasses, smile growing wider. "It is said that teachers will sometimes to go easy on students and pretend to mess up to show them what not to do. That's... not what I've been doing, but I think... I've finally figured out your weakness. You see, soccer is a fairly straightforward sport, and there are things it can't deal with...." She begins to tremble with frenetic energy, and then, rests her halberd on her shoulder...
...and begins to robot dance.

COMBATSYS: Niesje gathers her will.

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Niesje           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0          Roberto

Roberto is shaking his head, in disbelief and shifts out of his goalie stance and begins to juggle the soccer ball that he had close by and then he flips it up to his hands shifting it into his right hand before side-arming it at the teacher, "If I wanted a song and dance I'd go to a ballet recital!!"

COMBATSYS: Niesje overcomes Thrown Object from Roberto with Large Thrown Object.

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Niesje           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0          Roberto

Niesje continues her robot dance for a moment as Roberto speaks. As he strikes, she suddenly whips a pair of chains out of her sleeve, using them as whips to knock aside the soccer ball and head on towards Roberto. "So closeminded. Do I say I'd go to a soccer game or bad slapstick comedy if I wanted to see people kicking balls?" She smiles. "The truth is... soccer has no method of dealing with robots!"

COMBATSYS: Roberto just-defends Niesje's Large Thrown Object!

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Niesje           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|====---\-------\0          Roberto

"Oh really?" And as he moves forward fists brought together to hammer the chains aside as he charges her. And just as suddenly as those chains are knocked aside, the soccer star is already on her and in the process of swinging his leg up to ideally kick the teacher into the air. "I think you should test your hypothesis before declaring it as truth."

COMBATSYS: Niesje fails to counter Thrust Kick from Roberto with Eye of Hurricane.

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COMBATSYS: Niesje can no longer fight.

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Roberto          0/-------/=======|

"An opening!" Niesje drops hold of her chains, and swings out her halberd suddenly with a vicious upward sweep. But Roberto's speed is too much for her halberd, and she is knocked up into the air. She falls to the ground painfully a moment afterwards, and for a moment, is perfectly still.
Slowly, she raises one arm to point at the sky. "...I stand corrected...."

Roberto leaps back after feeling the kick land true. He watches the teacher quietly waiting to see if she gets up on her own steam. When she doesn't, the Taiyo star approaches her and offers her a hand to help her up. Sure sometimes soccer and fighting brings out the bastard in him based on the behavior of who he's fighting, but the lady hadn't been too bad other than that 'I know your weakness' thing. "So which place did you want to go to eat again, Miss Niesje?"

COMBATSYS: Roberto has ended the fight here.

Niesje accepts the help up, then leans on her halberd as a staff, and considers this for a long moment, eyes narrowed slightly. She lashes out a chain to pick up her sunglasses, then puts them back on. And then smiles. "Chinese is fine. I'm actually a little curious to see how they'll pull it off."
She scratches the back of her head, laughing maniacally for a moment, then stops suddenly and turns her head back towards Roberto. "You're a lot more powerful than I had thought from the match we were in, to be honest."

"More powerful? I don't know." Instead of offering his point of view on the changes he underwent he just continues walking towards that Chinese restaurant while flashing Niesje an enigmatic smile. He gives the crowd a wave and smile. He's already trying to figure out what he's going to eat when he gets there. Fighting and Soccer both make him hungry.

Log created by Roberto, and last modified on 02:49:49 03/01/2007.