Neo League 351 - #364: Kurow vs Akira

Description: It's a grudge match as Kurow and Akira square off in Gedo Street, and like any fight between the pair, it's quick and vicious -- throats are clawed, massive fireballs are thrown, and friendships are questioned! And in the end, evil gets to walk away. (Winner: Kurow)

Akira has been in (1) Neo League fight so far. It ended really badly. But she is trying again--largely because another chance to beat the stuffing out of Kurow is something she's gotta take. Plus he probably can't really kidnap her like that...other...guy. Ugh. To think she was taken somewhere like that...

But she shows up, in helmet. She notably isn't wearing her blindfold--yet--but she has it attached to her side. She walks across the street as the camera crew sets up, waiting for Kurow to arrive.

COMBATSYS: Akira has started a fight here on the right meter side.

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                                 |-------\-------\0            Akira

It's /possible/ Kurow could kidnap her. Unlikely, but possible. It's doubtful he'd actually /do/ so in his first Neo League challenge, though if the situation's right... who knows what he might do? Sixteen year olds have always been a little unpredictable.

He shows up on the other side of the street, walking past a particularly inspiring-looking mural of Daigo Kazama at the head of the Gedo gang, with the words 'the way to be learned by a man' written in the lower right hand corner. "Hello," he says, with a genuine smile. He's fighting in his usual 'fighting' outfit this time, with the mesh shirt. "Before we fight, I sincerely desire to... apologize for the last two times we met." Is he for real?

COMBATSYS: Kurow has joined the fight here.

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Kurow            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Akira

That's what happens when you're going through your puberty.

Akira says, "What. Are you for real?" bluntly, "Saying I'm even gonna pretend to believe you," She raises up her helmet, "Why do you say that?" She places the helmet on her head and adjusts it so it fits snugly across her head. She pats it twice and then nods to Kurow.


"I've been talking to my sister. She seemed... displeased." She never /said/ as much, but Kurow's not bad at picking up things beyond what someone's saying. "And it doesn't really help either of us to have you angry at me, does it?" That's the only reason. Of course it is. Surely Kurow isn't trying to lighten the resistance a little when he makes his bid for one of the schools of Southtown. He at least /sounds/ like he's serious... but then, that /is/ one of his strengths, isn't it?

With a quick rush in, Kurow starts off the league fight with a simple enough technique; he rears his hand back, and with a quick spin, aims an upward slap toward Akira's midsection. There's more lift to the slap than there is raw /force/, and his intent appears to be more to throw her back and away than to simply injure her.

COMBATSYS: Akira blocks Kurow's Circle Slash.

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Kurow            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0            Akira

"We're friends," Akira responds, her loathing halting for a moment. "Well, I don't know about her, but I think you're right about you! As for me, well.... we'll see." It's not outright refusal, but she still seems a bit skeptical. The guy doesn't sound particularly sane to her.

Akira brings up her arms, taking the clawed strikes to her arms rather than her body. This hurts her arms, but it could be worse! So Akira shifts and twists into a series of twisting kicks against his body, hoping to slam him back--bursts of wind accompanying each strike, threatening to knock Kurow back. "Ghn." She grunts. "HA!"

COMBATSYS: Akira successfully hits Kurow with Dancing Cyclone Kick.
Glancing Blow

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Kurow            0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0            Akira

Showing that even when he's /lying/ he can't give his sister very much credit, Kurow notes, "I meant between the two of us," before sliding back. He doesn't slide back far enough, though, and one of the kicks catches him across the midsection. He notices how forceful she's being; if he really looked at the situation hard enough, he'd realize that his initial assumptions about what fuels Akira are already being disproven.

But then, that expects a certain level of reflective thinking that Kurow has never been able to muster, doesn't it? Instead, he just continues his assault, rolling forward and projecting the usual black ball of chi and claws around his body as he levitates just slightly off the ground, aiming to claw into Akira's midsection with a cry of "Yasha Guruma!"

COMBATSYS: Kurow successfully hits Akira with Yasha Guruma.

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Kurow            0/-------/----===|=======\=------\1            Akira

Akira says, "Ugh, it's her I'm worried about." as she tries to hop back and get away from Kurow's assault--but is just a wee bit too slow this time around, though she manages to mostly take the Chi to her belly rather than anything else--she is chucked backwards, but rolls back and continues falling back, putting her back up against the wall. She takes in a few breaths and seems to focus on recovering from all that pain piled on her rather than continuing her assault, moving back onto the defensive.

COMBATSYS: Akira gains composure.

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Kurow            0/-------/----===|=======\====---\1            Akira

"What do you mean, you're worried about her? Why would you be worried?" Kurow asks, deciding to be patient rather than continually aggress. He gestures in that traditional 'come on!' motion with one hand, gathering a pool of energy beneath his feet and waiting for her to aggress. He can afford to fight defensively -- he's already got a negligible advantage over her, he thinks, so why not try playing the waiting game and maintaining it?

COMBATSYS: Kurow gathers his will.

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Kurow            0/-------/=======|=======\====---\1            Akira

"For being associated with you, you two are completely different people--I'd be surprised if you got along." Akira watches Kurow make the gesture. Normally Akira would be skeptical of running into something like that--but not this time! Akira was waiting to steady herself--not just hang back and wait for Kurow to run at HER. She wants to move offensively--so she does--and runs for Kurow with a sharp yell as she dashes in and tries to slam HER elbow into HIS face. "And not only that, but you don't seem to regard her very well!"

COMBATSYS: Kurow blocks Akira's Gate Shoulder.

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Kurow            1/------=/=======|=======\====---\1            Akira

"Then by all means, be surprised," Kurow says, before bringing his arms up to keep Akira's elbow from actually slamming into his face. He can't let on how much he dislikes his sister, /either/ -- at this point, the web of lies is getting a little frustrating to keep up. Shaking his arms out a little, Kurow whirls his body around like he did before and leaps back, leaving a troublesome wave of blade-like white chi behind him and remarkably close to Akira's arm. "We work very well together." The youth does not elaborate on /why/.

COMBATSYS: Kurow successfully hits Akira with Kuukan Saki.

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Kurow            1/------=/=======|=======\=======\1            Akira

Akira tries to slam up her arms again to take the strike--but all that painful fist work is starting to take its toll on her. She doesn't try to get away despite failing, taking multiple strikes to her body--and instead waits for the moment where Kurow needs to recover from all that spinning--and then slams her fists forward, a chi skull spearing out from her hands and into Kurow's--should he not be careful. "HYA!!" Akira yells. "Do you bully her into doing it?!"

COMBATSYS: Akira successfully hits Kurow with Skull Slice.

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Kurow            1/---====/=======|=====--\-------\0            Akira

"She enjoys working with me," Kurow says, simply, as he leaps up -- and promptly gets hit full-on in the chest with Akira's enormous chi-skull. It sends him back into that mural, something shattering in his back; he pries himself up in short order, however, as if it had never happened. "She always asks to help," he forces out, as he closes in toward Akira; leaping forward, he tries to get his claws into her jacket, then goes for a quick and forceful slash that might knock her to the ground with his other hand.

COMBATSYS: Akira interrupts Double Slash from Kurow with Gate Elbow.

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Kurow            1/=======/=======|======-\-------\0            Akira

Akira smiles. Kurow can sure put on the hurt, but she's no slouch herself! She twists again, taking the strike across her left arm...but then slams her elbow up and into Kurow's face before he can get away. "You must be getting tired by now, Kurow!" Akira laughs, putting aside the pain as she stumbles back a few feet and takes in a lungful of air as she keeps her focus on Kurow. "Maybe she thinks she can help your soul that way? I hope she's not dissapointed."

The elbow catches Kurow a little off-guard, and knocks him to the ground (as well as significantly diminishing his depth perception); he's nearing the end of his rope, but the youth thinks he has at least /one/ recourse for finishing Akira off. He closes his eyes, thinking back to what Mugen taught him. Cut them off from whatever it is they need most -- deny them every possible recourse. Then, and only then, finish them or bring them to heel.

In one smooth motion, Kurow rolls forward, pulls himself off the ground, and aims those clawed fingers at Akira's throat, yelling, "And what makes you so sure my soul needs help!? I try to reach out to you -- and you do /this/!" At the very least, he can /pretend/ to be hurt.

COMBATSYS: Kurow successfully hits Akira with Kinki Chikarasui.

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Kurow            0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1            Akira

Kurow suppresses the grin he wants to plaster on his face as his claws find their way into Akira's throat, and he moves them just enough that -- for a few seconds -- she won't be able to move her body. He knows how much she likes to slap someone when they're in close.

"Are you sure it isn't /you/ she's trying to help, whose potential she's trying to unlock? She tells me things, you know," he says, starting to pull the chi out of Akira's body, venting it into the air around them with the deep red taint of his own. "She considers you her goal. And yet -- I've seen how you fight. You've got power..."

Whirling around, Kurow flings Akira at the ground with all the force he can muster, likely shredding her throat a little in the process. As she hits the ground, he yells, "... and you insult /her/ by not using it!" Maybe that'll throw her off her game, he thinks. He doesn't at /all/ think of the other ramifications it could have in the future -- he's not that farsighted.

Akira tries to get out of the way! But she can't! She is nabbed sliced, and generally torn apart by the powerful Kurow! When all is said and down, she's lying on the ground, bleeding from her throat and body, and looking generally like crap. Unfortunately for Kurow, Akira doesn't react well to getting beat up. Surprising, but true--and she is less likely to 'listen to reason' when she's already bloodied. Instead, Akira lays on the ground, curls up in agony, and shudders for a few moments before shifting back to her feet. "I don't think...that makes any sense to how she talked to me so far, Kurow."

COMBATSYS: Akira gains composure.

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Kurow            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1            Akira

"That's what she told me," Kurow says, narrowing his eyes a little. He doesn't like the idea that what Yurika tells him and what Yurika tells other people are particularly removed from each other, when it's not a vital secret. "You can ask her if she said those words some time, if you'd like. I'm sure you two will have an excellent conversation."

Summoning forth everything he can muster, Kurow advances in once more, making a beeline for Akira; when he's just close enough to touch her, he suddenly launches himself upward, past Akira, leaving waves of claw-like chi behind him as he rushes upward, possibly dragging Akira up along them. If he can get her into that unfortunate position, he'll shout, "Kyoujuu Reppa!" and then axe-kick her back down to the ground as hard as he can, using the momentum from pushing off of her to get himself a foot or two back away.

COMBATSYS: Akira fails to interrupt Kirishima Kyoujuu Reppa from Kurow with Aerial Barrage.

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Kurow            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Akira can no longer fight.

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Kurow            0/-------/-------|

Akira tries to punch Kurow, shouting, "You're putting her in DANGER!" before he has the chance to destroy her.

This doesn't work out very well for her. She is dragged across the ground by Kurow's claws, body shaking as it bumps across the ground. Needless to say, she passes out from the pain before she'd actually admit defeat--again--by Kurow by simply surredering. But this means that she is defeated, and that Kurow has won his first Neo League fight!

The youth looks down toward his fallen opponent, and after considering just what to do in the situation, decides it might be best to just go. He's at least gotten to the point where he could possibly have a civil conversation with Akira, he thinks -- and it's not like what he came out to do isn't already finished with. He kneels down next to her briefly, making sure she is indeed unconscious, and then walks off. The Kirishima boy doesn't even do any post-match posturing in front of the camera; he's all business, even in something like Neo League.

Log created by Kurow, and last modified on 15:35:21 04/22/2007.