Neo League 326 - #327: Shingo vs Kensou

Description: Kensou and Shingo league battle on a subway train in Metro City! There's a distinct lack of hard feelings, and a distinct smell... OF AWESOME. (Winner: Shingo)

Ratings must be down. That can be the only answer for it. It, one might ask? The location of this League fight, of course! It's not at the subway station. It's inside of one of the cars. Empty of passengers and moving beneath the city still, the subway car is about as rundown as they get. Graffiti stains the walls, and there's an odd smell from one of the corners. The camera crew is ready and waiting to roll film, hidden amongst the seats and in the adjacent cars. This could prove to be a damn ingenious move by the organizers.

But all of this League activity all of a sudden! It's enough to make Shingo's head spin, and he's still nursing a little soreness from his encounter with an Ikari Warrior. Regardless, he's got some pride to win back, so as he steps in from one of the connecting cars there's a little shine to his eyes. It's the smell. God it's awful. "W-why in here," he complains immediately, pinching his nose before he accepts his surrounds with a shudder.

It could be worse, he supposes. He hears some league matches have previously taken place in a stable. Deciding to stretch, he grips onto the overhead bars and pulls himself up, a quick pair of chin-ups followed by some league stretches--as best he can manage in the aisle! Regarding the almost cramped conditions, he decides that this is going to be interesting...

Yeah, a subway car is a weird place to hold a fight, there's not really a lot of room to maneuver! But it's probably better than holding it on top of the thing, where there might be all sorts of added complications like people getting killed between the roof of the tunnel and the top of the car. Ahh... Anyway. "Aw, geez!" exclaims Shingo's opponent, Sie Kensou, who steps into the car not long before the appointed time for the match to start. "What died in here?!"

Knowing Mayor Haggar, probably some Mad Gear members!

Anyway, who knows where the cameras must be hidden for this match, huh? The Psycho Soldier steps into the middle of the car, looking over at Shingo, who's... Stretching? Man, warming up is a good idea. But Kensou is... So, so lazy. Instead, he just scratches his back with one hand, hoping this will turn out better than his fight at Taco Hut. He knows Shingo's strong, but he's not like, a giant fat Austalian wrestler, so how bad can it be? "Hey, Shingo! Ready t' get yer but kicked?!

Hey, his opponent's here! At the car door opening, the boy looks up, pausing in the middle of a leg stretch. Brown eyes give the opposition a once over. What does he know about this guy? Not an awful lot, but he'll wing it. It's true though, he's not Australian for Anything. "Yeah, it smells pretty bad, doesn't it?" the boy agrees, finishing the stretches. Straightening, Shingo Yabuki sheds his jacket, casting it over the back of a chair. Tightening the headband that covers his forehead, he gives the opposition a nod.

"Yeah, I'm ready!" Wait, did he just agree that he's going to- "Uhh, but NOT to get my butt kicked! Yeah!" Momentary confusion aside, he lifts a fist and extends it out towards Kensou. After a few slow breaths, he gives a decisive nod to the other teen before a grin spreads its way across his face. "Bring it on!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo has started a fight here.

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"All right," says Kensou, tugging his fingerless gloves tighter. He grins confidently back at the other young fighter, briefly hopping into his wide-legged kung fu stance. "Consider it brought!" Yeah! There's no hard feelings or the like in this fight, which might make it a little bit boring to watch on television, maybe. The viewers PAAAAAID FOR BLOOOOD.

With the fight officially beginning, Kensou immediately rushes forward at Shingo, running at full tilt, pulling his right fist back for what is sure to be a punch of mighty and awesome proportions! Except, after he starts to swing his fist, he suddenly twists and lashes out with the other one, far more quickly, right at Shingo's solar plexus, with a mighty battlecry of: "Psyche!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou has joined the fight here.

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Shingo           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shingo with Jab Punch.

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Shingo           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Oh yeah, it's brought alright! There's no doubt about it! It's brought right into Shingo's middle, the rather deft strike getting right past the boy's defense as fist collides with tender spot. And oh, it's clear the boy feels it. His eyes bulge, and he takes several steps back, eventually coming into contact with one of the numerous poles that run from ceiling to floor.

"O-oh man, right in the..." The hand clutching at his middle comes down, and he points a finger at Kensou. "Hey, that was a pretty dirty trick, man!" The viewers DID NOT pay for a fair fight, naturally! Gathering himself, he springs forward, deciding to return the favor--although by comparison, there's no underhandedness from Yabuki! He just swings his fist straight for Kensou's jaw! "Eat this!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Shingo's Medium Punch.

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Shingo           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Hopping lightly from foot to foot after Shingo is knocked back, Kensou just laughs. Dirty trick?! No such thing! "A fight's a fight! It's all 'bout usin' your brain!" Since when, Kensou?! Anyway, there's a punch to be dealt with; as the first comes for his jaw, Kensou brings his hand up to catch it, rather than letting it hit him in the face - still stings, though. "C'mon, c'mon!" he says, and then he tries to use that hand to pull Shingo off-balance.

If he does, then Kensou reaches to grab the other fighter by the front of his jacket, falling back to, sadly, land back-first on the floor of the subway car, which is a bit grosser than he would prefer. His feet come up as he guides Shingo /over/ him, and putting his shoes on the other youth's gut, he then pushes off and lets go to throw Shingo awaaaaay! "Yaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo blocks Kensou's Tomoe Nage.

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Shingo           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Using your brain?! That's not what Kyo tells him! Shingo doubts the logic in Kensou's words, but there's no time for him to worry about it--his fist is caught, and before he knows it he's off-balance. His opponent goes down, threatening to take the boy with him--but as the shoes come up to meet his middle he slams his forearm into the path, preempting the attempt. "I've had more than enough air time in the last twenty-four!" he says down to Kensou.

Abruptly he monkey-grips the other boy, and lifts his opponent off the floor in a remarkable show of strength. Muscles flare as he hefts, his other hand gripping Sie's shirt as he moves to try and return the favor. His intent; to show Kensou the floor of the subway car once more by throwing the Psycho Warrior over his shoulder--and slam him down into the grossness. "ORIYA!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou dodges Shingo's Issetsu Seoi Nage Fukanzen.

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Shingo           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Okay, so, that didn't really go how Kensou had planned it at all, you know? Instead of throwing Shingo, suddenly /he's/ the one being thrown, but rather than hit the ground the way the other fighter wants him to, the agile Psycho Soldier flips in the air and lands on his feet, skidding back a little. "Whew, that looked dangerous!" he declares, but at least... He's unharmed.

Bringing his hands up, Kensou starts to force energy to collect, drawing on his Psycho Power to gather it together in front of him, invisibly. It takes concetration to make it come together as fast as he wants, but heartbeats later it's ready, and he sweeps his hands out with a cry of: "CHOUKYUUDAN!!" and a crackling sphere of blue-tinged white Psycho Power forms in the air, hurtling towards Shingo down the length of the subway car, at high speed.

COMBATSYS: Shingo negates Choukyuu Dan from Kensou with Large Thrown Object.

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Shingo           0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Kensou

As Kensou works his way out of the young Yabuki's grasp, he grunts and looks down the length of the subway at his opponent. "I'm a little leery of actually fallin' down in this thing," he admits, but he doesn't have time to take the conversation any further, or explain why. The international audience probably doesn't want to hear about his mother having to wash his clothes, anyway! And if they do, well, that's just SICK.

But wait, what's this? The sphere erupts, and the would-be protégé's eyes widen very wide! "Oh man, you're one of those!" Fights with his ex-girlfriend have given him ideas on how to put a stop to this kind of thing, but he barely has time! Delivering a swift kick into one of the seats, he clears it right off its rusty screws and seizes it. It's heavy, and it's awkward, but it does the trick as he hurls it at the sphere. "Huuuurrr!" Oh, the sound of exertion! Psycho power, meet urine-soaked chair! The two clash in mid-air.

Hey... That's not cool, man. That's extremely UNcool, in fact. Kensou's face falls as his attack is stopped utterly by... A subway seat, the two of them totally destroyed in the process. He just stares, mouth slightly agape. Man. MAN. He worked hard on that projectile! "Gh... Okay, that was pretty good," he admits, shaking his head as though to clear it. Stay in the game, Kensou! Play to win!

Dropping back into his fighting stance, he settles a little lower than usual, breathing out slowly as he focuses his energies, drawing on his reserves of Psycho Power, collecting energy where it matters most - where he can use it. This effect is quite visible, as blue motes of light whirl around the Psycho Soldier, his clothes and hair stirring in a breeze only he can feel. "Now I'm gonna get serious!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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Shingo           0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0           Kensou

Yeah, it was pretty good alright. It also pretty hurt his foot! After hurling the chair and watching the result, a definite grimace crosses the face of Yabuki. It's quick to fade though, particularly as he watches that tell-tale swirl around his opponent. Oh yeah. He's seen this too--again, with his ex-girlfriend.

"Gonna get serious huh? It's a bad idea not to be from the start," Shingo finds himself lecturing, paraphrasing the tips told to him by an Ikari rather recently. "But ha! You've gotta have fun, and I know I am so far!" But he thinks he knows what to expect--so he charges forward to find out. "Let's see if that little light show of yours pays off!" As he nears, he leads in with an elbow strike--and is quick to follow it up with the opposing elbow, followed by a twirl of his own--a twirl that brings his hip into play, to send Kensou sprawling. He was watching hockey last night in his hotel room!

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Kensou with Nie Togi.

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Shingo           0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Clearly from this position it should be no trouble for Kensou to block that attack. Indeed, it should be easy as pie! Crazy simple! No trouble whatsoever! But while his arms are coming up, he instead gets elbowed, /twice/, and then knocked right off his feet by Shingo's hip check. What the crap?! "Buaah!!" exclaims the Psycho Soldier, hitting the ground a bit harder than he'd prefer, and rolling over one shoulder. "Tch," he mutters, but at least he's not coming up with excuses.

He's no Xiangfei after all!

"Here comes the real trouble!" Kensou says, rushing in to make up the distance once again, before springing /up/, briefly alighting on the overhead steel bars, and then hopping /off/ of it in an attempt to... Jump on Shingo's head or upper back and kick him straight down to the ground! Yeah, Shingo might've been watching hockey last night, BUT KENSOU WAS PLAYING NINTENDO!

COMBATSYS: Shingo endures Kensou's Medium Kick.

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Shingo           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Landing lightly after the hip check, Shingo watches his handiwork as Kensou is sent sprawling. A hand runs along the tip of his nose, and from his grin it's clear that he's pleased. But wait, the other kid's getting back up! And he's using the bars! And he's putting his feet down onto his head and forcing him down to the ground!

Nintendo is clearly greater than hockey. Yabuki doesn't really get the sport anyway. Literally stepped on, the boy forces himself back up in a rather explosive movement. From the ground he heaves, legs given just long enough to catch purchase before he pushes through and into the air. If Kensou's been silly enough to stay nearby, he might find himself the recipient of a twirling uppercut, arms akimbo! He grunts. He GRUNTS!!

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Kensou with Oniyaki Mikansei.
- Power hit! -

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Shingo           0/-------/=======|=======\====---\1           Kensou

So, Kensou's still on his way /down/ when Shingo is coming /up/ and he's whirling and it's uppercutty badness. Despite being upside down in the freaking air, the Chinese psion throws his arms up in an attempt to block which... Backfires horribly, as his blocking arms are in fact punched into him, as Shingo causes him to, yes, punch himself in the face. Embarassing. The upshot of all of this is Kensou ends up flat on his back on the other side of the subway car, blinking at the ceiling. "D... Did anybody get the number of that truck?"

But this is no time to be laying down on the job! When he remembers where he is, Kensou springs to his feet... Facing the wrong way, but soon he turns around, and he points right at Shingo, dramatically, his other hand reaching behind his back. "All right! Now you've done it! It's time for me to show you my SUPER SECRET CERTAIN DEATH ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE!!" And then his reaching hand comes forth, holding a piping hot meatbun, which Kensou... Eats!!

It's funny! That's pretty much precisely what Shingo said after Clark made him meet the side of a mountain a few dozen times! Landing after the uppercut, the youth spends a moment breathing hard. A few calming breathes are in order, but... wait... what's this nonsense?!

"H-hey, that looks pretty good!" Shingo confesses in the wake of all that yelling. He's right here man, they're the only ones in the subway car! No need to yell! "What a dramatic moment," he speaks to himself, considering how best to counter this sudden shift. He does the sane thing. He leaps down the aisle, grabbing the overhanging bars as he monkeys his way down--and kicks at Sie! Yes, strike while his mouth is full!

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Kensou with Meat Bun.

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Shingo           0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Kensou endures Shingo's Light Kick!

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Shingo           0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0           Kensou

Mmm... Delicious! Kensou eats the meatbun, and it seems as though his stance gets easier before the watching eyes of Shingo and the League cameras, his injuries recovering as if by magic! At least, some of them anyway. Indeed, his eating skills are such that he manages to swallow the bun before Shingo can get there to kick him, causing the other fighter to make a grave miscalculation. MAYBE. Seeing the kick, he does what any sensible person would do, and steps /into/ it, letting it hit him... But giving him an advantage he might just need.

Throwing himself upwards, diagonally, Kensou aims to catch Shingo with a raised knee while Kyo's fanboy is still in the air; if that strike hits, then the Psycho Soldier grabs the bars again, twisting around to kick Shingo /down/ to the floor, before dropping off of the bars for a third kick, a dropping axe kick aimed right across Yabuki's midsection. "Uryaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shingo with Ryuu Renga.

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Shingo           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0           Kensou

It all backfires! Food, his mortal enemy!! Foolishly drawn in close with his failed attempt to thwart the devouring of delicious meatbun, it all turns pear shaped on Yabuki. Kensou seizes the initiative, and before he knows it, he's given two quick kicks, his back's hit the floor, and the weight of his opponent has come crashing down across his middle! "Erf!" he sounds his pain, breath driven from his body by the impact.

"M-man, that hurt," Shingo squeaks the words out as he inhales, before he forces the leg off of him so he may roll down the aisle. He doesn't go far, coming up into a light crouch. Seats surround them; his opponent in front of him. "Two can play at that game, Kensou!" What game is that? The axe kick game! Closing what little distance they have, he leads with two swift kicks and then, just as Sie did before him, follows it up with an overhead axe kick! "ORA ORA ORA!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Shingo's Oboroguruma Mikansei.

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Shingo           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Kensou

Springing back off of the last axe kick, Kensou lands on his feet in a low crouch, opposite Shingo doing basically the same. Still, there's no time for him to appreciate his own handiwork, because... Shingo's coming right for him! Both swift kicks meet with Kensou's blocking forearms, and the axe kick, well, he just slips out of the way of /that/ nonsense, thanks bunches! "Too slow!" he taunts, but, er... Now what? A question for the ages!

Suddenly, though, inspiration strikes, and Kensou hops off the ground again, throwing one leg forward in a short, hopping kick aimed at Shingo's jaw, his arms raised over his head while his other leg tucks in under himself. "Ha--!!" It's not much, but hopefully it can get past Yabuki's guard...

COMBATSYS: Shingo endures Kensou's Light Kick.

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Shingo           1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1           Kensou

Too slow indeed! Shingo's brow furrows as his flurry of kicks are met by the Psycho Warrior's forearms. He can feel it; he's overexerted himself! What would Kyo say if he could see his not-really-his-pupil acting so slow?! It all fails, the axe kick causing air to whimper in agony!

Impossibly though, as Kensou rises to meet him while he's STILL IN THE AIR, Shingo twists--allowing the kick to come through and strike his shoulder, instead of his jaw! Using just that slight bit of momentum, the youth retaliates--twisting his body around to kick back in turn, leading with his heel in another overhead! Gravity, Shingo Yabuki defies you!! "Ow--!!" And it's gravity he utilizes, since by NOW he's sure as hell falling, to try and give his kick a little extra UMPH.

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Kensou with Strong Kick.

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Shingo           1/----===/=======|=======\====---\1           Kensou

Ha ha ha, that attack is totally telegraphed, there's oodles of time for Kensou to avoid it even though he's committed to what he was doing! The Psycho Soldier twists to dodge in midair, but... Oh, no. No, instead he goes crashing onto a seat, and bounces /off/ of it. Great Candy Buddha that hurt a lot! BUT THE SOUL STILL BURNS.

Kensou rolls to his feet, taking a wobbly step back, before... Rushing forward, directly AT Shingo. It's on! It's on like Donkey Kong! Energy gathers, mysterious and only barely perceptible, and a metallic rattling fills the car as the handrails shake in their housings. Small bits of trash actually /lift off/ of the floor and seats, and Kensou luges at Shingo, leading with his right hand, palm open; his left hand braces his right shoulder, and when he gets close enough, the air in front of him - ideally, centred directly on Shingo - is suddenly filled with a huge spherical explosion of Psycho Power, blue-tinged white energy raging for a good three seconds before collapsing. "HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo blocks Kensou's Senki Hakkei.

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Shingo           1/--=====/=======|===----\-------\0           Kensou

The soul still burns, but guess what! That isn't all that's going to burn in a moment! Landing on the floor of the car, Shingo spends a moment breathing long and heavy. Without a doubt, fatigue is getting to him--but he cannot give up! Not when there's still so much more to fight for! His opponent comes, and it's fast. Yabuki barely has time to look up before the world EXPLODES in a flash of light and pain and light! Let's not forget the light!

Encompassed in the sphere, it burns, it burns, it burns! Yet when the psycho dissipates, Shingo's still standing there, his forearms crossed in front of him. He... he blocked! With no where to run in the face of such an epic strike, the boy has somehow managed to avoid the brunt of the explosion. It must be those special gloves he's wearing! Which are smoking, and so is most of his clothing! "W-whoa..." Yabuki says, a puff of smoke leaving his mouth. What will his mother say when she catches him on television, smoking?! "That was pretty intense..."

But Kensou is close. That's a mistake. Shingo closes the gap--!!

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Kensou with Burning Shingo.
- Power hit! -

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Shingo           0/-------/-----==|=======\=------\1           Kensou

Closing the gap is only the start of it, and what it heralds is PAIN. The capitals signify emphasis! "Moerou, Shingo!" Declaring his intent in some crazy language, Yabuki shows his nationality with pride as he strikes with the fury of the Rising Sun!

/Burn him, Shingo!/ That's just what he does as he steps in for a series of vicious punches. The Aragami flows into the Dokugami which in turn becomes the Oboroguruma--fist after fist strikes in, vicious hooked punches that lead into his combination from earlier, this time delivered with his feet firmly planted. One, two! Kicks into the midriff, followed by one HELL of an axe kick as his feet clear the floor! "Your body is weak, Kensou!"

"CRAP," exclaims Kensou, who tries to get the hell out of the way... To no avail. No, instead he gets caught, and punched a lot by Shingo, who might not be able to throw fire around, but... The kid sure can throw a punch! Then there's the kicking, and Kensou gets knocked to the ground. That... That really hurt, man. "Ugh... Think so, huh?" Kensou says, and then he just holds out a hand, palm open, and hopefully before Shingo can get away? He fires off another enormous blast of Psycho Power, hoping to take his opponent with him!

But, succeed or fail, that's all she wrote for Sie Kensou, who rolls onto his back, all out of fightin'.

COMBATSYS: Kensou can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Shingo interrupts Senki Hakkei from Kensou with Tsuki Hiji.

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Before Shingo can get away? He doesn't. even. try. Even after landing from his rather brutal combo, as soon as it becomes clear that Kensou isn't done yet, he dashes forward! RIGHT INTO the explosion! Sanity has left the building as he PIERCES the other side, to leap up and SLAM his elbow down into Sie Kensou, to help end this fight all the quicker!

Success through failure, it would seem that's the end of the fight through. Thoroughly singed, Shingo Yabuki spends a long moment standing there, half-twitching, before the realization of his victory sets in. So disorientated is he that he... takes a deep breath and starts singing!

"--" Thankfully, you're all spared the lyrics! But once he's done, he'll extend a hand to help Kensou up! "Great fight!"

Oh god he's singing that's even worse than punching! Kensou sighs a bit, but he takes the offered hand up, climbing to his feet. "Yeah, it was pretty intense," he agrees, nodding, and rubbing his head with his other hand. Clearly, he needs to train harder. Or that's what Chin will say. Kensou of course will be too busy reading comics to actually pay attention to what the crazy old coot is saying to him.

Also, Kensou's stomach growls. Very loudly. "Oh man," he says, hands moving to cover his gut. "I gotta get somethin' t' eat." Fighting always makes him hungry. Of course, so does everything else.

COMBATSYS: Shingo has ended the fight here.

Log created by Kensou, and last modified on 05:59:29 03/19/2007.