Neo League 426 - #429: Katelynn vs Aranha

Description: Katelynn goes up against Aranha. But can he deal with the Red Witch's 'helpful' support and deal with Katelynn at the same time? If Aranha comes away from this fight learning anything, it's that life and fights don't always go as planned. (Winner: Katelynn)

The west outskirts of Southtown could easily be considered like the seashore area of the city. Even though it's on the coast of the sea, it's still as much of a bustling city as the central heart is. Traffic flows freely, and train lines run to various parts of the city, and there's always something to do and see, no matter what time it is or who you are.

It's about early evening, and a lot of people are starting to head home. Many of them prefer to use the train lines because of their efficiency and quickness in getting people to where they need to get to. However, outside of one of the terminals, they're setting up for a fight. A Neo League fight, to be precise. A fighting ring, complete with lights and large speakers, has been set up in the parking lot, and many people are gathering to watch the upcoming event.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we have for you a great fight to come. First, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Shotokan Queen herself, Katelynn Molina!" The announcer says via his microphone, and the spotlight falls upon the woman, who takes a moment to wave to the crowd, before proceeding to resume her warm up routine.

After the cheering dies down the announcer continues, "And we have a young Capoeirista coming from Metro City in his second fight for the Neo League a man who goes by the name, Aranha." It gets a bit quiet. Tough crowd. The spotlight shines down on a light skinned African American in a black tank top and white pants who seems to be arguing with a figure that's barely out of the lights.

"I told you! I don't want or need you as a manager. I was fine before!!!" He looks somewhat outraged as he speaks to her. "And I don't want you following me around." He growls slightly at her and puts on Oakley Thumps and presses the button to allow him to listen to his music as he fights.

"Shush kid." Naerose says and eyes Aranha's opponent. She adjusts her shades and offers him a drink of gatorade, red bull and water, all mixed togther, but she doesn't tell him that's what it is. Is it her being silly? Random ? Crazy? Or just being a touch sadistic? It does seem like she's having fun. Way more than she should be having. She's just not having to fight and getting to watch someone else do literally all of the work.

"Remember what I told you, gauge her speed with something mid range, then .. " She adjusts her shades and looks again at her opponent.

"Then I'm not sure, I can't help but feel like I've seen her before.."

"The fighters are in their positions! Now it's time to get it on!" The announcer says. And with a clang of the bell, the fight is underway. The crowd starts cheering wildly as they prepare for what they hope will be an exciting match.

Katelynn eyes her opponent. He doesn't seem too familiar, but that's perfectly fine with her, since a new opponent is always a new challenge to her. Still, she's not entirely sure what he's capable of, so she takes a moment to watch him and see what he's like.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn has started a fight here.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Katelynn focuses on her next action.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Aranha has joined the fight here.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

The spider takes a small sip and cringes slightly at the sugar content and caffeine in it. He takes a few moments to clear out his head and he shouts to the witch. "What the hell did you put in this?" He begins to feel weird but even still, the show must go on.

He slowly works his way in, swaying left and right as he moves in like a predator and humming one of the songs playing on his sunglasses. The smile is quite different from what you can see from the capoeirista's ginga as it's more relaxed and inviting than the rest of him.

When he gets close he goes over to his side as if going into a cartwheel but he stops in a handstand and begins raining down a series of kicks from alternating legs as he does so and then attempting to back off while still in that handstand

"It'll be great, trust me!" she exclaims. Sugar and caffiene, a perfect pick me up. But then she's watching the whole of the fight begin to carry out from her spot on the sidelines. She leans on her broom, adjusts her shades and hat and then starts to cheer.

"Do your best!"

COMBATSYS: Katelynn blocks Aranha's Inverted Flurry.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Not bad for a first strike. Katelynn has to give Aranha credit there. In fact, that flurry of kicks is truly impressive in the eyes of Katelynn. Although she doesn't see them entirely, since her arms raise to protect herself against them. Despite the fact the kicks connect, her forearms are strong enough to absorb most of the pain, even if it hurts a little.

"Pretty good, now it's my turn," Katelynn says as she spins around and quickly brings her right leg up, aiming it directly at Aranha's stomach.

COMBATSYS: Aranha blocks Katelynn's Light Kick.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Aranha

With him being able to back up, he's able to see the kick coming. Does this cause him to get out of his handstand? Not really. Instead he brings his legs down to stop the kick on his shins. The fact that he's still able to maintain his balance is quite impressive.

He walks himself in just slightly while still in that handstand and then with a sudden movement his legs open wide to smack Katelynn in the face as he begins to spin rapidly. "You know... That wasn't too bad yourself. Keep in mind that our dance just started!"

"Ugh, not cheesy dance cliches. Next someone will say the stage is set, for this game of chess, or something. It's a fight Arahna. Focus! Crush your enemy!" She bangs her broom on the ground, in a marked display of cheering? Some of the other fans take some steps away from her.

"Peanuts, over here!" she calls and buys some peanuts.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Katelynn with Inverted Tornado.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0           Aranha

Attempting to move out of the way, Katelynn finds herself mistiming her opponent's attack, and gets hit in the face a tad bit hard. She staggers backward, clutching her jaw a little as it hurts quite a bit after that hit.

Katelynn says nothing, though. Instead, she steps towards her opponent and instead pivots on one foot, spinning around one-eighty and then literally flying at her opponent in a jump-kick position. Except she's going directly at him!

COMBATSYS: Aranha endures Katelynn's Missile Kick.

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Katelynn         0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Aranha

"If you don't like it, you can go home!" After that, the spidery one lets himself flow out of the handstand and spins around to his feet. It is at this moment that the kick flies at his body but as he's just recovering from the handstand, it doesn't give him enough time to evade it. Instead he lets the kick hit him but spins with enough that she still passes by him.

With her being at just enough distance away, he spins and leaps up into the air with both fully extended legs tucked towards his chest and held together until he comes down right on top of her with both feet together.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Katelynn with Armada Dupla.

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Katelynn         0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

Again, another mistimed dodge, and it hits pretty hard once again. Katelynn is knocked to the mat from the impact, but she quickly rolls to the side and gets back on her feet and regains her fighting stance. However, instead of trying to go after her opponent again, she simply takes a moment to catch her breath.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn gains composure.

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Katelynn         0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

While Katelynn catches her breath the Spidery Capoeirista spins away from her and begins to go back into ginga, constantly moving as he watches the Shotokan queen. Not only is he watching her he's also studying the environment to make use of it. There's a certain thing he likes to use that differentiates himself other Capoeiristas.

After he's done studying the environment he begins to go into a series of acrobatics flips and cartwheels and handspins. It may look like a taunt but he's not doing it for that reason. He likes the fight to atleast be fun for the audience. "I hope you're having fun." There's that inviting smile on his face again. But one can't help but wonder if the spider is asking the fly to come into it's parlor.

COMBATSYS: Aranha focuses on his next action.

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Katelynn         0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

OK, enough downtime. It's time to get back into this fight. And Katelynn's ready to rock once again. While her opponent is showing off, Katelynn takes advantage of this to prepare her next attack. What is it, you ask?

Why, you'll find out now! Katelynn quickly rushes over to Aranha and waits for the right moment to attempt to grab him and administer a traditional Shotokan throw technique.

COMBATSYS: Aranha fails to interrupt Quick Throw from Katelynn with Short Kick.

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Katelynn         0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Aranha

As Katelynn comes in, the acrobatics stop and he goes right back into ginga. He seems fairly relaxed and poised but then she reaches out and grabs him. He what he thinks is the perfect plan for this. He attempts to drop down under it and lean back on his hands and while both are planted he'd thrust his foot up into her stomach.

It was a fairly good plan and he has the agility to pull off the plan fairly consistantly but he doesn't quite drop quickly enough, this time and his thrown down to the ground and grunts. "Ouch..."

Katelynn smiles as she sees her attempt succeeded. Apparently, knowing how to get in close and personal with your opponent is a good skill. (And no it didn't sound right, because it wasn't supposed to, so nyah!) As Aranha gets back up, Katelynn wastes no time in executing her next attack. She rushes at him and brings her right fist forward, trying to strike him in the chest.

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Katelynn's Strong Punch.

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Katelynn         0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Aranha

With a graceful motion Aranha leans to the side, clear of the punch that surely would've been quite damaging if it managed to connect. He fluidly turns the evasive dodge into a cartwheel but he doesn't let his legs land instead, he drops onto his elbow and uses that as support while his legs extend to scissor-lock the Shotokan fighter's knees and then twists himself over to drop her on her back.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn counters Medium Throw from Aranha with Palm Blaster.

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Katelynn         0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1           Aranha


As Katelynn sees the fighter approaching, she crouches down a little in anticipation of the next technique. When Aranha attempts to administer a scissor lock on the woman, Katelynn quickly steps forward and thrusts her hand forward with an immense palm strike. The thing here is that her palm is encased in a bluish chi field, meaning that there's more power here than just a standard palm strike. It was a valiant effort, but thwarted.

"That's the spirit Aranha, give her the old one tw-" Bamph, "Err.. " The witch stops mid cheer with a hotdog half shoved into her mouth when she witnesses what happened next.

"Maybe you should go after her attacks or .. use energy? " She scratches her head and seems to wonder if he has energy to use, but doesnt' say it.

When he hears her voice drop off, he instantly recognizes it as what the gambling community call a tell. As a result he begins to wonder if she was paying attention during the 'test.' He doesn't voice it though but if it's energy she wants, it's energy she'll get. He quickly gets back up to his feet and spins for a moment building up momentum for a blue light sheathed roundhouse which is then quickly followed by a spinning jump kick which is then followed by a back flip kick that would ideally drop down upon her head.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Katelynn with Aggressive Dance.

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Katelynn         0/-------/=======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

Aranha dances very well. Too well, in fact. Namely because Katelynn's not in the mood to dance, so she tries to get out of the way, but she ends up getting caught up in the frenzy and, indeed, gets kicked in the head, causing her to drop to the ground briefly.

However, once the stars have disappeared, Katelynn quickly uses a kippup to get back onto her feet, and as soon as she's back in her fighting stance, she goes down to a crouch in an attempt to deliver a foot sweep. However, Aranha had best watch himself, since just before the sweep connects, Katelynn pauses and swiftly pivots on the extended foot with her other foot going at his ankles!

COMBATSYS: Aranha fails to interrupt Feint Sweep from Katelynn with Joker's Wild.

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Katelynn         1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Aranha

Speaking of tells, Aranha was able to tell that the first kick was not the real kick. It was something he could easily read like a book. Once again he had the perfect plan, he was going to bluff and look as though he actually bought the feint and then he was going to dash by when the real kick came. It was good plan, a solid plan that by all means should and would work on paper but fell down a bit on execution.

Speaking of falling down, his entire body glows blue for less than an instant before all of a sudden he's on the ground.

It looks like Katelynn's really got the upper hand in this fight. Her signature attack hit its mark well, and it appears Aranha's on the ropes. But there's no telling how the fight could go. It could continue in Katelynn's favor, or it could possibly be a sudden turnaround. What if there's some kind of ploy to get Katelynn to lower her guard and take advantage of that situation?

That's a situation Katelynn doesn't exactly want to think about. So she takes a moment to watch her opponent and wait for his next move, preparing herself mentally.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn focuses on her next action.

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Katelynn         1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Aranha

As for Aranha, if he's not on his last legs, he's pretty damn close. He's even at the point where he can't even bluff not looking like he's tired because quite frankly he is. His legs are wobbly and his ginga doesn't look as clean as it was in the beginning of this fight. He gulping for air as he looks at her. It almost seems desperate. "Wow," he says not having it in him to let any more words come out.

COMBATSYS: Aranha gains composure.

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Katelynn         1/-------/=======|===----\-------\0           Aranha

So it seems that Aranha's trying to recover. A good strategy on his part, especially given that he's not having as much luck as Katelynn is. Then again, Katelynn had to take a rest earlier on, when she was in pretty bad shape. Of course she's doing a bit better now. And she intends to prove it.

Bringing her right fist back, she focuses her chi into it, and then launches the energy in the form of a bluish beach-ball sized chi blast!

COMBATSYS: Katelynn successfully hits Aranha with Energy Fist.

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Katelynn         0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0           Aranha

He tries to leap out of the way but the ball of energy slams him into the speakers and then he hits the ground hard. "Damn that, hurt." After that he picks himself up and walks to her with his left hand guarding him and his right extended to shake her hand. "The match is yours. I had fun." Luck wasn't with him today but he's not gonna hold it against her.

Katelynn nods and extends her hand to shake it as well. A warm smile adorns her face. "You fought very well and you did your best. We can't always win, indeed, but there will always be more opportunities within the fighting world." She nods. "Let us hope that we can perhaps duel again sometime."

With that, the announcer states that the fight has been stopped, and Katelynn is the winner. As the crowd cheers, she takes a bow and then shakes Aranha's hand once again. "Good match." She says, still smiling warmly.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn has left the fight here.

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Aranha           0/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Aranha has ended the fight here.

The witch spits out her collection of food, one chili dog, some coke and an elephant ear. The spray is sent like a sprinkler as she empties her mouth which has a whole lot of stuff in it. "What are you thinking?! Giving? It isn't like you have anything to lose fighting to the bitter end, oh geeze." She slaps her forehead and sighs. Of course he'll try to ditch her now, but given his current state, that should prove to be fortunately quite difficult. The witch moves to follow.

Log created on 21:50:49 06/28/2007 by Aranha, and last modified on 10:06:49 06/30/2007.