Neo League 326 - #342: Yurika vs Shingo

Description: Yurika and Shingo battle it out in the Amusement Park! Again Yurika takes justice into her own hands, but having been unsuccessful against Kensou, can she really beat Shingo? Or will he keep his dream of becoming a Karaoke star? (Winner: Yurika)

What's more fun than a day at the park? A day at the park with schoolmates, of course! School's out, and that means that there's time for little roaming gangs of schoolkids to do damage to their surrounds--or wander along the boardwalk on the way to a promising evening of karaoke! While he's hardly the type to be into it normally--oh, who is he kidding, Shingo Yabuki loves karaoke!

That's why he hurries his friends along, but it's a leasurely pace that they all step along to. The standard antics ensue; kids bumping each other, giving each other playful hits to the arms, jumping onto each other's shoulders as they all progress down the boards, each still in their uniform. But the partially famous apprentice to the Kusanagi-ryuu style has opened his top to expose the white shirt beneath, and he's presently bereft of his gloves and headband-it's aaaaalmost like he's not expecting a fight at all, but rather is on his way to have a good time with friends!

"Ah, ah, Yabuki-kun~" one of the girls of the group, let's call her Sally, cries. "Will you sing 'Eternal Flame' with me?" The rest of the group subsides into laughter; an in-joke amongst their group, with Shingo the butt of it. He glowers, but delivers a devastating thumbs-up to the girl's face, burying his finger into her cheek playfully. "Of course I will!"

And naturally, when Shingo is having fun, he must become a victim of circumstance. But it's not just Sally whom is plotting circumstances, no, there is a much larger picture that is going to be painted in just a few moments.
The masses of people, while not very large, is big in it's own right, with the Spring weather coming to fruitation, the Park is starting to regain some of it's lost popularity over the winter. Men in coveralls walk by the students in the opposite direction, then come to a halt as one with a large beard suddenly cries, "Hey, that's the kid!"
"Yeah!" cries a more slender man, "Get him!" and they, as well as five other people jump Yabuki. And by 'jump' we mean suddenly supply him with replica gloves and headband, both bright orange in color if accepted. A make-up woman assaults him with some face powdering.
Lights are set up and a nice large area is cleared out near the carnie area. Camera's are set up and there's a voice over the loudspeaker, that cries in an almost eerie tone, "Shingo Yabuki, I have been waiting for you..."
ONe of the carnie tents light up, and standing within it, surrounded by pellet guns and large plushes of Chun-Li and Ken is the silver haired student, microphone in hand, "I suspected you would show up, and now there is nowhere to run! I challenge you, to a league match! And I shall not allow you to say 'no' as an answer! Do you accept??"
HMmnnn.. The normally quiet musician is rather caught up in the moment, isn't she? Dramatique, if you will.

Right in the middle of trying to bore his thumb through the cheek of his friend, Yabuki finds himself suddenly assailed by a bevy of crewmembers. Costume helpers slide gloves onto his hands, and another binds the headband to his forehead way, way, WAY too fight.
Seizing up, he clutches at his forehead and falls to his knees, a silent scream taking his features! It would seem that Yurika is not the only one with a sense for the dramatic, although in this case it's due to pain. "Aaaha, my brain meats!" he cries, hurriedly loosening the headband, struggling with the knots as his classmates stare on in amazement.
A moment later he bounds back to his feet, and he finds himself staring at the silver haired student with the microphone. He stabs a finger in her direction. "H-hey! What the hell, who are you?!" Is he meant to know? Perhaps the loss of circulation has killed his long-term memory--she seems vaaaguely familiar but he can't place it! Shingo turns the finger back on himself, thumb poking his own chest. "A league fight now? C'mon, we were on the way to karaoke!"
It would seem that his classmates have turned on him though, as they start crying in protest that he should defend Taiyo Honor against that girl who's challenged him-"H-hey, back me up here guys!" But it's no use, they want blood. Left with no choice but to respect the wishes of his peers, he scowls for a moment before his expression flips--and a broad grin stretches his face. "Alright then, whoever you are! I accept!" But not in these! He peels the gloves and headband off, and throws them to the side, fishing out the genuine articles from his backpack--which in turn gets hefted to the side.
A fist lifts, pointed at Yurika. "I don't know why you wanna challenge me on a night like this, but I hope you're ready for it, kid!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo has started a fight here.

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Shingo           0/-------/-------|

Well now, that went much much better than planned! Yurika would be quite proud of herself if she wasn't so busy giving young Shingo the 'evil eye' (tm). She will admit, she didn't do too well against her last opponent, but this time would certainly be different, "Hmph," she says into the microphone, which in theory should have been a devilish cackle, and she takes a moment to step out of the stand, the 'phone no longer in hand, but her violin and bow instead. Her steps are as graceful as they are paced and dramatic, her dark eyes locking onto the boy, "'Kid'? And since when were you an adult? But that isn't the matter that I bring to you today, today I have come to punish you for the wrong you have committed on March seventeenth, two thousand seven, Shingo. Though I suppose it would be rude of me to do so without introducing myself first," now just a few feet away, she gives a small curtsey and finally shows a trace of a small, if not creepy smile, "Yurika Kirishima.. I will not hold back."

COMBATSYS: Yurika has joined the fight here.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Shingo

The evil eye is met by the freshness burst, because Shingo ain't the type to be browbeaten by a girl! Err, not that he believes a woman's place is in the kitchen, or anything of the like!
Tying the headband across his brow, he watches as Yurika steps down from the stand, seizing a musical instrument instead. What the?! She's going to use that as a weapon, he decides; if she's smart, she definitely will. But just how does she plan on doing it? El Kabong? "Shingo Yabuki," he responds in kind, although that much is painfully obvious already; she tracked him down, she knows who he is, so she has the advantage. What else does she know about him? Does she know about that stack of magazines he has?!
"Wait, March 17th..." he muses over the date, eyes losing focus for a moment as he thinks back. ... ... "What the hell happened back then?!" Desperate for the answer, he pulls out his notebook, and starts thumbing through the pages.

COMBATSYS: Shingo takes no action.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Shingo

Oh dear. Of course, that is pretty close to the reaction Yurika had expected, and she shakes her head slowly, "Of course, I saw that reaction from a mile away, your teamate had the same reaction.." but upon saying that, her cheeks redden slightly. All right, so she *lost*, but she still feels she got her point across in the end.
"Yes, yes, I know who you are. But if you're going to feign ignorance, it's only going to be harder on yourself, I'll refresh your memory the hard way." her eyes widen and she suddenly rushes forward, the very moment the horn blares to signify the start of the match! She raises her bow like a sword and swipes down in hopes of smacking him hard at the side of his neck with the wooden tool. It's harder than it looks, "Engarde!"

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Shingo with Weapon Jab.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Shingo

"Well it wasn't my mother's birthday," Shingo mumbles under his breath. "She wouldn't send a hired gun to have a league fight with me as payback, anyway... or a hired violinist..." Wait, what's that horn sound?
Drawn out of his attempt to locate the reference by the signal for the match's start, Yabuki looks up in time to catch the bow square upside the head. He staggers back, fumbling his notebook, one eye squinted shut as pain lances the side of the face. "O-ow! Hey c'mon, who uses a violin... stick... THING as a weapon!" Snapping his notebook out of the air, he tucks it away behind his belt, where it'll be safe!
Ain't nothin' getting past his belt!
Rubbing his hair, he grimaces. That smarted alright. "You know, I don't like hitting girls as a general rule, but... hey, maybe this was bad enough to deserve the punishment." But that does nothing for his qualms regarding the hitting of girls. Instead, he gestures again for her to 'bring it,' finding that broad grin once more. She won't get him with that twice!

COMBATSYS: Shingo focuses on his next action.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Shingo

Hmnn, the blow struck a little easy.. A little too easy, actually. But Shingo's words shed a little light on the reason there, "Is that so? Well, in that case, at least you have some points over your sorry partner," she says, taking a small step back, "However, that doesn't completely save you, either! And if you think the bow was trouble, you're in for another unpleasent suprise. Anyway, this is a match! Even if you are going to lose, you're embarassing yourself in front of your friends by not fighting back!"
And Yurika rushes forward again, raising the bow to her violin, waiting until she's close and looks to be going for a shoulder ram. However, a quick melody is played, the girl screeching to a half an leaps backward as a ring of.. Musical notes. Small, technicolor musical notes flash into existance. The sound is pleasent, but if the physical sound slams into Shingo, it will feel anything but! "Take this!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo interrupts Tragic Serenade from Yurika with Aragami Mikansei.

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Yurika           0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0           Shingo

Embarrass his friends, Shingo Yabuki?! "Hey, I'm nothing but an embarrassment to them!" he shouts in defiance, arms raised--not realizing, perhaps, how poorly he phrased that. Yet he watches as the girl comes in close, that violin poised to strike--and he doesn't expect to be hit by a wall of music!
Particularly given that he moves to strike as she comes in close, his fist sliding through the air to impact with the girl's midriff as he executes the stock-standard strike of the Kusanagi-ryuu Kobojutsu--he's definitely trying to avoid punching her in the face, at the least! Gosh, what a nice guy. "Eat thi-aaah!" It's as he strikes that her serenade strikes, and he's knocked back from the concussive force of her notes.
"What the... what the hell was that!" Voodoo, black magic, chi?! He hadn't anticipated this! Man, his ears are ringing! "You're pretty talented... Yurika, right?"

Ooof! Judging by the way both fighters go reeling backward may prove a little confusing to the spectators; whom struck whom?? Or rather, whom did first? Were Yurika in a less serious mood, she'd likely be very amused by the boys outburst but as it stands..
".. Nngh, that was a well placed strike," Yurika murmurs to herself, and seems slightly taken aback by the compliment that follows. The girl smiles slightly, "Why thank you, I'm quite proud of my technique, it's actual-" and she closes her eyes, left eyebrow twitching, "You cut that out this instant! This duel is to be taken seriously!" and to emphasize that point, she doesn't waste much time attacking Shingo again even if her midriff does sting a little. This time she swipes upward, wanting to catch Shingo under the chin withthe flat of her weapon, which somehow gives her the momentum to lift the boy off his feet and then whip him down onto the ground sharply if all goes well, "Hah!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo endures Yurika's Quick Throw.

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Yurika           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Shingo

Shingo, take it seriously? "I do nothing but take it serious--"
Catching the violin right upside the jaw, Yabuki finds himself taken RIGHT off his feet, thrown back several yards. He flips in the air, somersaulting backwards to land on his feet, a quick recovery as he grunts. Blood drips from his chin, but that won't last long; he brushes it away with the back of his hand, before realizing he just stained the gloves that his mentor, his IDOL, gave him.
"Oh god, what have I done... what have I done!!"
Rather than break down into an Iori moment, he gathers his resolve--and a plush toy from a nearby stand, hurling it at his opponent. It's the Chun-Li one, and she's in her lightning kick stance! "So what the hell did I do, anyway?"

COMBATSYS: Yurika dodges Shingo's Thrown Object.

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Yurika           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Shingo

"Still playing the fool, are you?" Yurika asks, not amused by Shingo's innocent plea and confusion, even if it is lovable in a way. Though for a moment Yurika thought Shingo actually figured out, "Fine then, I shall enlighten you so everyone knows! On that day you and that louse Kensou had a match against Akira and Shermie!"
Oh what a cute plushie! But it's knocked aside harmlessly with her bow, and she raises it to her violin to play a sad little song, the background music you always hear in anime when one tells a tragic tale, "I'm sure you haven't forgotten what was agreed upon at the end of that match.. A dinner with those two ladies? That is not only sad that a man has to go that far to get a date, but Akira is too young to be going out with *anyone*! You should truely be ashamed of yourself, Shingo, and if you are not, then I shall shame you myself!"

COMBATSYS: Yurika focuses on her next action.

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Yurika           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Shingo

Standing there after throwing the plush doll, it would seem that Yurika finally unloads as far as the big offense goes. And after hearing it all, Yabuki stands there with his mouth hanging open.
"Are you SERIOUS?!"
Lifting his hands to the heavens, Shingo beseeches the god's above. "Are you serious?! A league fight over this?" He whips a finger out, stabbing it in Yurika's direction. "I don't know WHERE you got this idea from, but it was a gesture of kindness to the victors of that fight! You've got a LOT to learn about dating if you think THAT was some kind of date!" Well, nevermind the Shermie poster that now resides on the youth's ceiling, that's another story.
Opting to beat some sense into Yurika finally, he rushes in towards the girl, closing the last little bit of distance with a dazzling display of aerial footsmanship--two vicious kicks, followed by a devastating overhead axe kick! "Smarten up!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Yurika with Oboroguruma Mikansei.

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Yurika           0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0           Shingo

"I am absolutly one hundred percent serious," is Yurika's response to the first question, but see, anythign said afterward isn't important, Shingo has confessed, and since he isn't apologizing, he will squished like a little Firebug, "SILENCE!" she yells over Shingo's explanation, with the intend of not getting hit by those mean looking kicks that made her player cower in fear. Damn your mind games!
The kicks landing and forcing her to yelp from the impact, she's forced to drop to a single knee after the axe kick to her non-violin'd shoulder. She winces indeed, but her retalation is nothing short of very speedy. She stands and leaps straight up into the air, and again plays her instrument of choice as she twirls like a top.
The music once more comes to life, a giant ribbon of technicolor sound twirling about her trail, and should Shingo be unlucky enough to get caught by that ribbon, is assualted by the whirlwind of sound, launching him up into the air as well, "For this is my tragic piece.. For you!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo fails to interrupt Fatal Rondo from Yurika with Issetsu Seoi Nage Fukanzen.

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

After landing those strikes, culminating in the drop of his heel onto the violinist's shoulder, Shingo wonders if he's really managed to drill any sense into Yurika's head at all! Women! This is why he isn't dating one right now, because they're all damn crazy! And in the case of his ex, well, she's too much of a man!
Even as he lands though, it seems the violinist has something in mind as she leaps right up in front of him. He attempts to strike--to bury his hands into her midriff as she lifts up, and send her hurtling away in a vicious palm thrust--but he simply doesn't have the time as the girl starts twirling before his very eyes!
"Technicolor!" he declares in dismay, as the ribbon of visible and audible sound descends down on him--and he's buffeted, struck by the energy she wields, ultimately hurled into the air to land yards away on his back. After a moment's respite, he pushes himself back up to his feet, awaiting the next assault.
"O-ow... man, this is worse than band camp..."

There's no need for dismay, the technicolor is actually *very pretty*! Clearly Shingo has no sense of true beauty if he's going to be a baby about it. The disappointment is clear in Yurika's features even as she drops to the ground on the tips of her toes, bow again raised and set, "Oh, Shingo.. I confess, your personality is amuseing enough to make me consider that you were set up," she admits, though it doesn't seem to stop her from laying a little more abuse, not at all! This time when Yurika is close though, she attempts to slip behind him and press the violin-strings to his throat, and pull back with a quick swipe. It doesn't look like much, no, but the shock to his system and brief loss of air may force him to collapse to the floor. Takes being played like a fiddle to another level, "But the point still stands."

COMBATSYS: Shingo blocks Yurika's Quick Throw.

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

"Set up? Man, are you still on about that whole thing?" As Yurika comes in close, he lifts his thumbs--and the violin string cuts into his opposable digits! But he won't be thrown; if anything, he slides back on his school shoes, rubber squealing against the boardwalk beneath.
Facing the girl, a smirk appears on Shingo's face. "It wasn't a date. It was a meal. There ain't nothin' wrong with guys and girls eatin' together, right gang?!" He throws it to his little group of Taiyo students, who are too busy eating fairy floss to actually bother with a response.
Sweatdrop aside, Yabuki perseveres. Lifting the string away from his throat, he bunches them into one fist--and breaks his sacred rule, by attempting to drive his right hook right into the girl's face! Maybe she's hit a nerve, or maybe the lack of enthusiasm from his friends has gotten to him!
"Get that through your thick skull!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Yurika with Fierce Punch.
Glancing Blow

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

Shingo's good. Quite good. One might think *too* good. While his style isn't much (in Yurika's opinion) there's quite some skill behind those fists and feet! "Of course I am," Yurika replies, tapping her cheek lightly with her more mobile weapon, and then her dark eyes narrow ever so slightly, "Oh really. it seems *you're* the one that's not 'getting it', Shingo," and then comes the big ol' punch headed toward her face? Well, it's so telegraphed, one would think little more than a tilt of her head would get her out of the way, but she's rather unlucky, getting slugged across her forehead instead that makes her stagger back a little bit, "Nnf, and for the record, that is no way to address a lady!"
Yurika waves her bow like a wand as she paces forward, twirling in a full circle to first club diagonally at Shingos chest, a little blurr of her musical energy trailing its tip, and on the swing back, the student crouches to sweep him off of his feet.

COMBATSYS: Shingo fails to counter Tragic Hesitation from Yurika with Tsuki Hiji.

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

If there's one thing to be said about Shingo, it's that he's very linear! Everything is direct and to the point, right down to the way he speaks-well, sometimes! With his fist colliding into her forehead, the boy stands there a moment after, holding the pose, as if expecting to see smoke rising from his explosive fists. It doesn't happen, but hey! At least he made a pose! "What's there to get? And who says you're a lady? I bet you're younger than I am, kid!"
As she approaches with that wand though, he thinks he sees an opportunity--but his laces, mysteriously untied, cause him to trip up as he attempts to seize it! Staggering, he's instead sent RIGHT off his feet, landing on the boards a few yards away-they crack under the impact!
"O-oh man, where's my lucky rabbit's foot," he grumbles, pushing himself back up again. This girl's definitely got luck on her side, the way she's going so far... it might be time he started using his delicious brainmeats!

Yurika apparently dodged a bullet? Yurika can't really tell, the only thing she's noticed is that Shingo is growing more aggressive, and on top of that, more annoying. Her lower lip pouts out slightly with a frown, "Uncultured, though I shouldn't be suprised really," she murmurs in response, hopping over the boy as he so very gracefully thuds to the ground. She plays her favored instrument, and as she does so, quite predictably proceeds to berrate Shingo, "Who are you calling a 'kid'? Me being younger than you, if that is true, does not make me any less a lady! Shall I perhaps educate you about being a gentleman? As for what's there to get.. In your case, it seems to be 'everything'."

COMBATSYS: Yurika gathers her will.

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Yurika           1/----===/=======|=======\====---\1           Shingo

The temptation is there, to simply move in and finish this-and if it were any other time, he'd probably think about it! But with a sudden requirement that he think before he leap, it would seem that the linear Shingo Yabuki is going to take a backseat to the action, just for now.
Resting on his laurels, he crosses his arms. "Well, take a look at your actions here, Yurika-you're running around hitting people with a violin, and trying to strangle 'em with the wires! Explain to me how any of that is ladylike, and I'll be happy to take a lesson on being a gentleman from you."

COMBATSYS: Shingo gains composure.

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Yurika           1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1           Shingo

Yurika gives a little laugh, "A look at my own actions? If I recall correctly, I was punishing you," the student replies, shaking her finger, "Ah, or rather the better term would be discipline, wouldn't it? Disclipline is a reality in all forms of culture, and if I have studied correctly, is twice as effective in the fighting world, am I not correct?" her playing coming to a halt, her smile becomes a little more playful, "If you'd rather, Shingo, I could always be more traditional and just take you over my knee. Is that perhaps what you wanted instead?"

COMBATSYS: Yurika focuses on her next action.

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Yurika           1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1           Shingo

"What kinda lady goes around handing out the 'discipline' herself?" Shingo retorts, although he's playful about it; he's hardly taken any of this fight seriously, despite the fact that he's turned more aggressive. Noting the playful side to her smile, he can't help but wonder aloud; "And what kinda lady offers to spank a guy around her age? Man, you ain't no lady at all!" Luckily he's not the type to drop the s- or w-bombs, or he'd probably label her!
"I don't need no spankin', Yurika, but you might just be in store for one yourself!" Bold declaration made, he breaks into a short sprint to close the gap--and throws his body up into the air, legs extended forward for the start of something big--!! "Eat this--you're too thin!"

COMBATSYS: Yurika parries Shingo's Kinsei Oreshiki - Rouka Guruma!

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

Yurika raises her bow to her violin, lips slightly pursed, "Because the person I am fighting for doesn't know any better.. The poor girl, she's just so innocent.. So you see, I don't have any choice in the mat-" Wait wait wait. How'd Shingo turn the comment on spankig around on her like that?? Her face lights up a bright red, as she quickly shakes her head, "How dare you!!"
The shock is great, but while in most circumstances it would make her defenses faulter a bit, somehow it just seems to strengthen them. Shingo's blow hits dead on! Well, sort of, since the Yurika that is hit explodes into a dazzling display of quarter notes, half notes and that good deal..
The real self, is dropping upon Shingo from above and behind, a very short piece that ends up going a long way, "That is not how I meant it, and you know it!" she yells, turning her back to SHingo and bursts backward, to try and smack the boy in the back of his head.
Should she get that far, the music that was played again comes to life, trailing behind her as another string of musical energy, that would then close in and sandwich him, blow after blow, "I present to you my grande finale!!"

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Shingo with Fatal Nocturne EX.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|=====--\-------\0           Shingo

He's seeing more than just treble clefs and green clovers by the time all is said and done. Yabuki strikes, and it would seem that the waif-like girl is destroyed by his strike! Impressed with his own strength, it all turns awry as he hears that tell-tale sound, that music from her violin--and it's about then that the pain sets in.
Struck in the back of the head is only the beginning for him, as he's buffeted by the musical energy--it swirls about him, filling his ears with the most beautiful of music--and then rushes in upon him to crush him within its concussive force!
A grande finale it turns out to be, and the boy finds his shirt all nicely pressed!--along with the rest of him! "O-ow," he manages, slumping to his knees, spending a long moment gasping for breath. He's made too many errors this fight; his mind was on the karaoke, and he had no time to prepare for a league challenge!
A real fighter shouldn't have to prepare! A real fighter should be ready, anytime, anywhere! Shoving excuses aside, some of the fire returns to Shingo's gaze as he directs it at Yurika. "I gotta admit... you're doing damn well for yourself..." he says, coming to his feet slowly.
Arms spread, he throws his body at her, twisting in the air, to bring his right leg thundering over his left in a devastating overhead! It's that time! It's that time!!

COMBATSYS: Yurika blocks Shingo's Shingo Kick.

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Yurika           0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Shingo

"Yes, well.. You're also rather well off when it comes to fighting," Yurika confesses back, "Everything else, though, needs work."
On the inside, however, she's quite nervous.. She didn't expect Shingo to get back up after a blow like that! How.. Perplexing! But she doesn't dwell on it too long, with a Shingo Kick coming her way, no one is safe. She manages to bring the top of her bow toward the boys ankle, but she can't redirect it as fully as she's like, the heel still ends up clipping her in the shoulder it'd seem, but that still is enough to lower the musician a bit.
Just a bit, though, at this point Shingo may be starting to get used to Yurika's musical madness, as her perfomance sends another ring of enrgy his way, she hopping back hopefully in enough time to give herself some breathing room.

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

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Yurika           0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0           Shingo

It would seem that Shingo's got a lot of gas left in his tank, even if he doesn't have a lot of fuel for his mule! His signature move is intercepted though, and what should have been a devastating blow becomes nothing more than a mere tap to the shoulder--but Shingo is hardly put off by this!
He flips off of Yurika, in fact assisting with her back-pedalling, landing lightly on his feet once more. "I've almost had it with that violin of yours!" he shouts, watching as-again-the music swirls at the girl's beck and call. He reaches for the closest thing he can--the park mascot, a man in a giant skunk suit, and hoists him right off his feet. "It's for a good cause!" he shouts, as he hurls the man into the path of the oncoming ring of energy, the latter disappearing into the suit!
"Whew, that was close," Shingo declares with obvious relief, but he doesn't let up--he starts closing the gap, feet charging--he can't let Yurika have a moment, but the ball's in her court!

Yurika's lips curl back in mild, very mild amusement.. She can't help but assume that Shingo has no chi capability of his own, going by the way he's reacted so far, and tch's lightly, "Everyone is a critic," she murmurs. THough what she wasn't expecting was the recipient of her musical attack, Yurika yelps aloud at the poor mans fate, knocked unconscious in record time and kisses the floor afterward, Yurika cringing in sympathy, "... Words fail me,"
And so the musician jumps forward and goes for something simple and quick, jabbing at Shingos stomach with the end of her bow, "Hyah!"

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Shingo with Weapon Jab.

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Yurika           0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0           Shingo

It would seem that his rush is met by Yurika, and this time it's met by that bow. Caught up short, he grunts as the tip sinks into his midriff--but he accepts the blow, and keeps on going! "This isn't over yet!" he announces, although lord knows it's pretty damn close. They're close, real close; and it seems that Shingo has yet to be felled into unconsciousness, however improbable it seems!
Leaping into an assault, he performs a twisting uppercut, his arms spread with elbows at right angles-"And that guy will be fine! ORIYA!!"

COMBATSYS: Yurika dodges Shingo's Oniyaki Mikansei.

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Yurika           0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0           Shingo

Yes, much to Yurika's dismay, the fight isn't over yet.. The tension is starting to get to her at this point, with how close this match is. So close, in fact, that at this point it's questionable if it con be considered discipline! Her breathing steady, gaze focused, the musician waits for Shingo to strike, and seems to hesitate in her counter attack- She raises her bow, but then lowers it in favor of sweeping low, almost in a crouch so that Shingo sails over her and she repositions herself behind the young fighter, "Though I won't be if this keeps up," Yurika murmurs to herself.
There are so many options at this point it makes her head spin, and she's getting tired, too, her old tricks are becoming less reliable by the moment! Yurika just grits her teeth and bears it, sometimes there's just no denying the inevitable. And so going all or a little, she jabs her bow again outward, the tip attempting to catch the tip at Shingo's belt. And should she get that hook, a sharp tug backward while she steps on his foot won't be a pleasent trip!

COMBATSYS: Shingo counters Quick Throw from Yurika with Tsuki Hiji.

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

It would seem that, while his attempt to cleave Yurika right off her feet has failed, there's still another trick up his sleeve--one he had tried earlier and failed, but you can't beat the classics in a pinch situation!
As he comes down, and that bow comes up, it's Yabuki who proves the victor. "Not so fast!" he declares as the bow catches his belt--and knocks the bow aside, even as he twists in the air.
And as the youth descends, he brings his elbow CRASHING down onto Yurika's skull, to assist in making her ooze through the wooden slats that compose the boardwalk. "Eat this!" He really does want her to eat something, it all makes sense; he's just that nice a guy, that he's feeding her the tip of his elbow!
Now who was it that's having the pleasant trip?

Ow ow OW. Yurika's expression as she's slammed so darn hard over the head is comical in its own right, it definatly has Yurika seeing stars! Well, for a brief moment anyway, the next thing Yurika knows she's joining the mascot in faceplanting into the boardwalk and nearly losing grip of her favored weapons, "...."
Is she down for the count? Not quite yet, managing to push herself up off the ground, Shingo only has a moment to think. Just a moment, because it seems she's decided to say 'screw it' and is going to try to return the favor!
This time there's no leaping upward, as soon as Yurika is on her feet and playing her violen, she's spinning on one foot, again forming the ribbonish technique. Though this time the barrage would knock Shingo backward instead of upward if he's unlucky.
Is he unlucky??

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Shingo with Tragic Lullaby.

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

It would seem that he is! Standing over Yurika, he's just too close to actually make a successful dodge--although he does try, and hardly makes any headway before the ribbon lashes out at him. "Gaaargh!" he cries as he's knocked back, sent for a good tumble along the boards. Thumpa-thumpa-thumpa-thumpa. That's the sound of him grinding the boards with his body.
There's a long groan as he returns to his feet. "Man... Yurika... if we go by the whole premise behind this thing... you might just have to buy ME dinner for this!" Is it a diversion, to draw her attention back to the original purpose behind this, to defend the honor of another young lady?
Likely it isn't; Shingo's not the sly type! But what he does so is launch himself into a slide along the boards, right back at Yurika--only his foot catches on one of the boards, and he trips, launching himself into a devastating head-butt as opposed to a shoulder block!

COMBATSYS: Shingo has reached second wind!

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Yurika           0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0           Shingo

COMBATSYS: Yurika dodges Shingo's Ge Shiki - Kake Hourin.

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Yurika           0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0           Shingo

Well, there goes Shingo. And it would seem to Yurika it was a job well done. Indeed, a very close match, but in the end there could only be one vi-
Yurika is already pale, but she's a little moreso as Shingo gets up again, albeit completely klutzing out in the process. But lets take a look at what happened REALLY.
Shingo makes his comment.
Yurika pales.. Oh wait, then she's looking horrified, her lips mouthing the words, 'Well I never!!' but that's like.. It. She's just standing there in shock as her face turns red as a beet.
And then Shingo critically Klutz-Outs, flies a little past Yurika and eats ground.
"... SHINGOOOO!!" she suddenly yells, completely losing her grace and elegance. She's going to pick up Shingo and just shake things up. Like a british nanny! "How -dare- you! You take that back this instant!!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo blocks Yurika's Melancholy Air.

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Yurika           0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0           Shingo

It would seem that, while Shingo may have botched that move-and received a mouth full of dirt for his efforts-he's never the less found reason to get back into the swing of things.
Burning youth courses his body, and it would seem that he's intent on unleashing it all over Yurika! Ignore the implications, he hit second wind!
Running on adrenalin, his eyes snap open as Yurika picks him up and just starts SHAKING him back and forth like a rag doll. "AAAAAH!" he shouts in her face, only to slap both arms down onto her own, to break the hold.
And then he follows it up, to slap her right in her red beet face!
"Snap out of it!"

COMBATSYS: Yurika blocks Shingo's Jab Punch.

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

Yurika gets slapped right across the face, completely freezing her actions! Just.. She just stops as she stands there. Apparently there was more to it than that, of course, maybe Shingo just isn't very good at slapping girls.
"Y- You're right.." she replies, setrling Shingo back down, and smooths out his short a bit, fixes up his hair, and straightens his collar. There. Good!
After approving all of this, however, she just attempts to assault the daylights out of Shingo with more ribbons, and send him rocketing up into the sky!
Remember, kids, Music is the Weapon.

COMBATSYS: Yurika successfully hits Shingo with Fatal Rondo.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0           Shingo

Wait, wha-wha-what? Thoroughly groomed, Shingo is kind of left to stare at the sudden change in the 'lady' Yurika. A sudden change that she capitalizes on, as she sends him buffeting up into the air with her ribbons of sheet music made concussive force!
"Gwaaaah!" Yabuki cries as he crashes back to the ground. That... that hurt... yep... there's really no way around it. Groaning, he pushes himself back up. His classmates stare in horror--they can sense it, they can sense it, that this is the end... of Shingo Yabuki!
"I... I just wanted to go to karaoke..." he laments, more than a touch wobbly on his feet. And it's those feet that guide him, as he gathers what remains of his will--and steps in to leap, kicking at Yurika with both of his feet! His eyes slide shut as he leaves the ground...

COMBATSYS: Shingo can no longer fight.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Yurika dodges Shingo's Light Kick.

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Yurika           0/-------/-------|

It was a nasty trick. It was certainly a bit unfair, Yurika isn't going to deny it. But what can she say? She's a Kirishima.
Yurika just zones out for a moment, it's only by mere chance that when she stumbles to the side, it's enough to get out of the way of the demi-flying kick, and she leans up against the wall to catch her breath, having broken out in quite a sweat. The girl nods her head, and points her bow to Shingo, "Yes.. Well.. You can still.. Karaoke.."
".. let this.. be a lesson.. to you.." Yurika drags her maryjanes as she walks behind on of the carnie shacks, not really interested in hanging around to be declared the winner. She was just there to make a point. Which may or may not have gotten across properly. But the fact remained, she's a little obsessive. She probably gets that from her brother too.

COMBATSYS: Yurika has ended the fight here.

Log created by Yurika, and last modified on 08:18:08 04/28/2007.