Neo League 301 - #312: Aislinn vs Yurika

Description: A malltime matchup between Yurika and Aislinn leaves the Silent Assassin thoroughly battered and Yurika with an interesting proposal. (Winner: Yurika)

Yurika, truth be told, thus far was not liking the League Matches one bit. After her terrible experience after her first match, one might assume that she'd never participate in another again.
But one couldn't be futher from the truth, Yurika's stubborness for trying to understand overrode her frustration with the rules, and after having taken some time off, decided to give it another whirl. It was by complete chance that her opponent would be Aislinn, since it was a challenge toward someone from a different school. No research, and no idea if her opponent was male or female!
It's a nice day for a match, not too chilly, but snow is starting to fall, and Yurika is glad that with her normal attire, she's brought along her white mantle; but unable to fight with a parasol, that's set aside in favor of holding her violin instead.
She's still not used to the gathering of crowds and the tv crew but, again she'll just have to endure in her persuit of understanding the casual fighters mentality. And so there she stands in the middle of the food court, all the chairs and tables edged off to form a nice circle for the combatants to duel!

Aislinn, on the other hand, actually enjoys these League matches quite a bit. They're harmless--aside of course from the injuries inflicted upon one another--and are actually something of a 'break' from her various NESTS duties; she is more than an assassin cyborg, after all, and is used to keep tabs on fighters in a clandestine manner. But the League offers her excellent data-gathering opportunities that are much less risky.
Aislinn's 'all-weather' clothing serve her well--but if she's feeling the chill anyways, she does her best not to show it. Kirishima Yurika... a fighter she's only heard mentioned a few times, in the literature--which may mean that she's new and unskilled... or simply reticent and one of those people who employs their skills for other reasons. Still... here she is, and here comes Aislinn, leaping the tables and chairs at the far end of the rectangle from Yurika... immediately noting the violin, she quirks an eyebrow and remarks, softly, "Hope it does not break," before raising her hands. All business is this girl.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn has started a fight here.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|

At the moment, very little is known about Yurika, she's been about Seijyun for a while, and not too long ago has been gaining popularity with her schoolmates. In the fighting circuit, however, she's no different than any other no-name. Though arguably she is, at least, prissier than most. Once Yurika's eyes settle on her opponent, she looks the girl up and down slowly, and cannot help but scoff a bit, "Somehow I do not believe that is a genuine worry," she replies, "Nevertheless, Charlotte is quite resilient as you'll see soon enough. Now then, ahh.."
She needs a moment to think, glancing up to the sky, and suddenly remembering the line, points her violin bow to her opponent, "Let us have a good.. Match."

COMBATSYS: Yurika has joined the fight here.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Yurika

"Engarde!" Yurika then cries, once the match is signaled to start, and the Seijyun student rushes forward, her arms raises slightly, just enough so that when she's close enough, she can strike at the side of Aislinns neck with force one may not expect to come from such a slender, wooden tool.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn Toughs Out Yurika's Quick Punch!

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Yurika

She -named- it. That might make Yurika certifiable. Then again, if Aislinn knew who Kurow was and what he's done, that might make her certifiable too... not that Aislinn is at all able to claim herself as being sane, though she might try if asked. Ah well... Aislinn is well aware that there are people in the world who fight with all manner of weapons and items and Yurika is simply another strange one. Perhaps Aislinn's momentary reverie is what keeps her from acting first--or maybe Yurika is just faster than she looks--but Aislinn snaps out of her little thought-craft to find Yurika bearing down at her, aiming a violin bow at her neck.
And she is fast, very fast, Aislinn having only a fraction of a second to decide her reaction. It might seem that Aislinn didn't react at all, as the violin bow strikes home... but the moment it touches Aislinn is lunging forward, sliding her neck along the implement and stepping into Yurika's body, aiming a left-handed body blow from very close in.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn successfully hits Yurika with Jab Punch.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Yurika

Certifiable? Possibly. But in her mind it isn't much different from naming a stuffed bear. Besides, it's a very elegant name.
Yurika may be quick, but it seems so if Aislinn, the musician barely blinked before the retaliation was in effect, and she isn't nearly fast enough to defend herself. The girl doubles over slightly as she stumbles back, and quickly rights herself, "Unpleasent," she murmurs, but looks to return the favor. This time she aims to strike with her weapon again striking at Aislinns shoulder, thrusting the weapon at her gut, and then one final slash at the legs to sweep her off her feet.

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Aislinn with Tragic Minuet.
- Power hit! -

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Aislinn          0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0           Yurika

Henh. You want to talk unpleasant? Unpleasant is getting struck three times by a violin bow that feels more like a baseball bat. Aislinn simply fails to defend; the bow coming in a manner that is deceptive enough to fool her defensive attempt, and she is struck thrice, the tripping final strike sending her to her back at a bad angle; there's almost the muffled snap of bone, and while Aislinn rolls and returns to her feet there's no doubting she's already moving less gracefully than she might have been before. That clearly was something special...
...and Aislinn feels as though it is time to try and return the favor. She rushes forward, closing the gap created by Yurika's strikes, and as she closes in she leaps almost straight up, hammering outwards with her right knee as she rises; as the knee strikes, there's a flaring, sparking field of red-white electricity that materializes.

COMBATSYS: Yurika parries Aislinn's Medium Kick!

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Aislinn          0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Yurika

Yurika is aware her small weapon is misleadingly powerful, she's quite skilled in the art of.. Bow. Swinging. Yurika heard the snap quite clearly if there actually was one, the telltale raise of her brows signaling as such, "Oh dear," she mumurs as Aislinn strikes back at the prissy fighter, the knee seeming to strike true into Yurika, with enough force to turn her into a technicolor mess and dissipate into a flurry of musical notes.
Again it proves useful to have a ninja for an older brother.
Yurika stands behind Aislinn, bow raised to her violin, and a pleasent sound rings into Aislinns ear, though what follows is anything but. She spins on one foot, summoning a small whirlwind of music bars that, should it strike Aislinn, pummel her with enough force to knock her away!

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Aislinn with Tragic Lullaby EX.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0           Yurika

Clearly, Aislinn is Just Too Close(tm). Yurika's spray of musical energies catches Ais while she's still landing--and it turns that landing into another tumbling sprawl. The fight fans in the crowd are murmuring--it's been some time since the Silent Assassin has been embarrassed like this. Once again, Aislinn rises to her feet... her face briefly convulsed in pain, but that expression soon washed out, as she calms herself once more. Sliding her right leg back, she tightens her stance... and then energy begins leaking off her, an aura of red-white flaring around her, arcs of energy flipping off and away almost like the arcs seen in a Tesla coil...

COMBATSYS: Aislinn gathers her will.

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Aislinn          1/----===/=======|===----\-------\0           Yurika

Yurika's eyes glance about, noting the crowds reaction, understanding quite clearly what the murmurs mean even if she can't hear them precisely, ".. I see," she says, to her first fallen opponent whom is then back on her feet, "So you are a popular fighter, are you? Forgive my ignorance, but I am new to all of this. It seems I will learn something today, Aislinn, was it?"
She doesn't let Aislinn get too much time to gather her energies, however. But she does seem impressed by the red and white display, she rushes forward, bow sweeping from her violin strings and toward Aislinn's chin- From below, to be exact, to hoist her up off her feet, and then in an arc, slam the girl back onto the ground shoulder-first.

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Aislinn with Quick Throw.

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Aislinn          1/--=====/=======|====---\-------\0           Yurika

Popular? Not really. Not like some. Aislinn's personality doesn't tend towards her being popular... her 'fans' are fans who like to see precision and skill. Of course, after this match, that may mean that she has no fans at all.
"Perhaps you will," murmurs Aislinn... no evidence of ego in her tone. She is losing, and badly; although she reaches to take hold of that bow before anything can happen, Yurika once again proves too fast and surprisingly strong, and Aislinn is lifted and slammed. She can't help the grunt of pain, and that grunt itself becomes a source of shame for her, as she rises once again... still defiant, as she suddenly lunges forward, clasping her hands together and seeking to thrust the suddenly doubled fist right into Yurika's sternum.

COMBATSYS: Yurika blocks Aislinn's Sniper Thrust.

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Aislinn          1/--=====/=======|=====--\-------\0           Yurika

Yurika certainly hopes so. But thus far, Aislinn hasn't been seen playing to the crowd or anything. And it doesn't seems she's having fun either, but then again that could likely be because she's getting beaten senseless by the newbie. The double fist is met with the usual that Yurika's been showing thus far, grace and speed, her weapon meeting the backhand of one of Aislinns hands and and redirecting the force to the side- A slight grunt of her own given as a bit of effort did need to go into it. The weapon is drawn up once more to her instrument, drawing the horsehairs along the strings slowly as she takes a hop backward.
And as a result a ring of musical notes is produced, again her music taking physical appearance as it tries to bowl into agan again knock back the Gedo student.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn negates Tragic Serenade from Yurika with Large Thrown Object.

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Aislinn          1/--=====/=======|======-\-------\0           Yurika

Not this time. Aislinn reacts much more quickly than she did the last time she saw this; leaping backwards in a low arc, she reaches back and grabs a circular table... and spins once, releasing the table right into the path of that floating circle of energy. Energy and table meet and both are blown to flinders; behind the smoke and dust, Aislinn can be seen, her expression unchanged visibly yet somehow more determined, arms pulled in tight to protect already-wounded areas.

That poor table. Actually, Yurika doesn't care much for the table, she's more impressed with Aislinn's improv, though she doesn't express it verbally, instead giving a small nod of her head. But that isn't her style at all, instead notes as possible retaliations in future matches. She is hardly merciful, however, seeing Aislinn so defensive, makes her want to target the hurt spots, and as such when she closes in again, she raises one leg, knee raised to level with her hip, and thrusts her maryjane clad feet outward, in an attempt to hit her guarded area.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn counters Light Kick from Yurika with Banishing Hammer.

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Aislinn          0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1           Yurika

Aislinn isn't faking the injuries; she's been battered pretty well by Yurika so far. But now it's time to take a stand. Aislinn shifts her arms--was it a trap? It appears so, as Yurika's thrusting mary jane-led kick is deflected and in less than a moment Aislinn has stepped inside that leg, her gloved hands snapping out for Yurika's head.
Grip. Pull.
Three headbutts mean Aislinn's forehead meeting Yurika's, with Yurika taking the brunt of the damage; Aislinn releases her grip and completes the counter-combination with a right knee thrust to side kick, her own booted feet striking Yurika right in the gut.

The calm before the storm, that's how the phrase goes, doesn't it? But even Yurika can't be prepared for what Aislinn has in mind for her, she completely took the bait, and as a result the Silent Assassin is able to work her magic. She yelps as her opponent gets a bit of her hair, causing her stagger forward and take the senseless beating, completely dazzled and then completely blown away by the final kick in her combination.
The musician goes sailing backward, hitting the floor hard and halts just short of hitting the surrounding crowd. Her sitting up reveals an unpleasent looking red mark on her forehead, but she looks out of it, not quite certain which was is up or down as she tries to get too her feet and pull herself togeather.

COMBATSYS: Yurika focuses on her next action.

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Aislinn          0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1           Yurika

A thoroughly satisfying attack counter; Aislinn's fans cheer her on, though she does aught to encourage them. Much like a certain Seijyun gangster.... Aislinn considers her next move in this living, breathing chess game with some curiosity. What will Yurika try next? It's clear that once she's ready she'll be -ready-... so Aislinn ought to prepare herself in some manner... and she decides, ultimately, that catching her breath is going to be the most proper manner of doing so.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn gains composure.

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Aislinn          0/-------/-----==|=======\==-----\1           Yurika

Yurika gives a light shake of her head, and realizes to her suprise that Aislinn hasn't rushed forward to provide a little more punishment.. Which is just fine fine with her, of course. Her course of action doesn't really change, she still feels she can win, and as such continues to fight.
The musician takes slow steps at first, that gradually pick up in pace until she's running once again toward Aislinn. She leaps into the air, looking to be going for a flying kick, but at the last moment her momentum shifts, leaping off of air to set her feet on Aislinns shoulders, pause, and then flip with enough force to make Aislinn crash to the ground face-first.

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Aislinn with Quick Throw.

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Aislinn          0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1           Yurika

Aislinn is getting a feeling. The feeling is that she is completely outclassed, here. And that feeling is only reinforced by the way Yurika easily makes her eat dirt--or in this case, tile flooring--after her face rebounds she's clearly bleeding from both nostrils, the thick red liquid splattering onto the flooring. But she rises, once again, reaching up to wipe her mouth clean. She spits a gobbet of blood out, and declines to fade the distance; she's not right in Yurika's face, but she's close, close enough to put her right hand up, silently, fingers facing upwards... and beckon. Showing some spirit, apparently...

COMBATSYS: Aislinn focuses on her next action.

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Aislinn          0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1           Yurika

Yurika would have agreed with that sentiment even before the match even begun! Aislinn doesn't appear elegant in the least, yet there isn't anything particularly barbaric about her style either, the way Aislinn moves tells Yurika that each of the Gedo students motions are precise and calculating.
At least, when she does choose to strike, "You seem to spend a lot of time thinking," Yurika murmurs, a very small smile on her lips, "Overplanning is just as bad as not planning enough, but if you wish me to beat on you some more, so be it.." nevermind that she's been about as easy to hit as a bumblebee, but that isn't the point! She takes a small step back with a slight bend at the knees, and again raises the bow to her instrument, and when she takes a step forward, she glides right along the tile, a serene piece played from the violin the completely betrays the storm that follows. Yurika passes Aislinn harmlessly, leaving a trail of musical bars and dancing notes behind her, but unless Aislinn is quick, she'll find herself assaulted by sound, blow by blow, low and high like a volley of punches.

COMBATSYS: Aislinn fails to counter Fatal Nocturne from Yurika with Brutal Hammer.

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Yurika           0/-------/--=====|

COMBATSYS: Aislinn can no longer fight.

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Yurika           0/-------/--=====|

There is a certain amount of... not desperation, persay, but -urgency-... Aislinn can tell that the fight is coming to an end. When Yurika comes sailing past, Aislinn feels the surge of energy beginning... and she tries to catch Yurika as she passes, to cut short the storm. Instead, however, she's caught in it, thrashed soundly by the waves of energy. The end result is that Aislinn loses consciousness for long enough to collapse to the floor and for Yurika to be declared the winner; Aislinn rises a few moments later... and is as impassive in her defeat as she was in her fight. She gazes at Yurika for a long moment, as if considering possible words to speak... but then just looks away. Not as stoic as she would seem, apparently.

Yurika doesn't often stick around for the results of her match once she wins them; she hadn't seen much reason to, but this time around there was something that sort of nagged her. She actually stands still for a moment longer, turning to the side to look to her fallen opponent, though she is amused by the mixed reaction of the crowd whom are either murmuring of giving a light applause.
Aislinn raises actually a little faster than expected; not exactly a bad thing, of course, a mysterious smile forming on her lips, ".. Despite your apperance, I think someone like you could find a home within Seijyun," she murmurs, "And fit in rather well. Your existance within any other academy would be a waste." What she means by that, of course, is a secret.

Aislinn straightens herself, rising to her feet--certainly the worse for wear, but serious injuries are rarely a happening in League fights. She glances at Yurika again and replies, "I don't fight with musical instruments." It is true she lacks the kind of grace that Yurika displayed... but as Yurika noted, Aislinn is no brawler. But Aislinn has been to Seijyun...
Perhaps it's time to re-evaluate her mission. After she's healed up, of course.

Yurika's shoulders shake just slightly as she giggles, shaking her head, "No, you most certainly do not. I need to be heading back to school, but perhaps I'll see you again and convince you." Though Aislinn should be wary, because the potential she sees within Aislinn is not so much being a good fighter, she really could care less.
She see's the potential of becoming an elegant lady. It'll be a looong year.
And that said she makes her exit.

Log created by Aislinn, and last modified on 02:58:50 03/01/2007.