Neo League 426 - #432: Himeko vs Chris

Description: Hurricane Hime fights Chris at the lovely Berlin State Library! They don't get along too well despite their common interest in books. On top of that, the mean smiley-boy completely dominates the little Hurricane.. Until she takes him to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe into submission?? (Winner: Himeko)

Germany? What's going on all the way out here?
Well for those who aren't in the know, lets just take a quick look at the sorroundings. It's a gorgeous, sunny day outside, and the place appears to be a courtyard, which is surrounded by four massive walls.. Or a bit more detailed, building structures that belong to none other than the Berlin State Library. There's a fountain in the center of the open area, and tons of green just everywhere, all over the building walls, a few trees here and there. And of course there are benches for people to sit at if they want to read.......
Or in this case, spectate a league fight! For a while now, the pink clad heroine Hurricane Hime has more or less been picking random people to challenge, not just to further her skills but of course to expose libraries about the world; it's no secret that she is a lover of books!
The little Hurricane currently stands at the fountain, on the very edge and is desperatly trying to explain the importance of a high school education, and sharing what some of her favorite reads are; her German is pretty poor, but luckily she has a translation guide.
The good news is, her german isn't horrible.
The bad news is, the audience isn't exactly sold on the pink-clad wonder, and really wondering when her opponent is going to show up. But at least they're polite and pretending to smile.

Chris is late. In theory.

In fact Chris is already in the audience, listening to what looks like a Walkman and sort of tapping along absently with one foot. He has his head partway buried in a Harry Potter book and seems completely oblivious to the fact that there is a fight about to happen and that he is expected not only to be present but to participate in the act of fighting.

"Doot doot doo--dum doo--man," he says, looking around. "I feel like I'm forgetting something..."

Hime, of course, is still trying to warm up the crowd here.. Some might say she's semi-successful in doing so but this is a lot more difficult than warming up a home audience that much is for sure. ".. Eh-heh.."
The girl rubs the back of her head, wondering where the heck her opponent is to bail her out when suddenly..... She reaches into her scarf to draw out a sheet of paper. Looks to it.. Then to the one with the Harry Potter book. Then to it... And the boy again! "Hey now wait a second!" she suddenly pipes, her tone hardly meek, but sort of a stereotypical 'superhero' tone, "What is the meaning of this, -you're- the one that's supposed to be my opponent today, Chris! What are you doing just standing over there!"
Obviously the girl is rather flustered, flailing her arms at him from the distance back she is. "We're supposed to be having a league fight!"

Chris says, "spoof Chris pulls off his headphones after a few minutes of somebody yelling. "Oh!" he says, pointedly. "I guess I forgot," he adds, before sizing Himeko up with an innocent little smile. A :), in fact. "You don't look like much of a fighter so I guess I didn't think anything of it!" Chris stands up, anyways, and takes his headphones off, but he only slips his book into one of his books, apparently keeping it on hand.

"Okay!" he says, his expression or posture not changing. "Ready!""

Hime stands there stunned for a moment, and a frown plays her features. It's definatly mixed messages that such a nice smile would suddenly be blurting out words like that, but what concerns her more is his assumption she wasn't a fighter. Slightly worried, she hops off the fountain edge and looks at her pink body-suit and oversized scarf, "W- Wait a minute now, what are you talking about, anyone can see that I'm a superhero, see I have the scarf right here, and I've got my costume, I mean I'm all dressed up, I really look the part! .. Right?"
Her green eyes shift a bit, and then she lightly bops her fist into her open palm, "Oh of course, now I know why there's confusion, you didn't see my super cool pose! Check this out!" She draws a fist to her hip and takes a step forward, the other arm raising into the air as she cries "HURRICANE HIMEEEEE!!" As if on cue, a massive gust of wind passes by, causing her scarf to whip wildly behind her as she gives a winning grin!

COMBATSYS: Himeko has started a fight here.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Chris has joined the fight here.

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Chris            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Himeko

"I guess," Chris admits, studying Himeko for a second or two. "I just thought you were a mime or something, they're all over the place in Europe," he concludes, very logically. He doesn't move an inch, other, remaining firmly rooted in place on the ground. "My bad!" he adds, with a bright, beaming smile. He's still waiting, apparently letting his foe strike first.

Ok, that gets a little bit of an eyetwitch from the little Hurricane. Though she's doing her best to make a smile and keep it that way, in the back of her head a chibi-Mimiru is yelling 'Wow, what a jerk! Kick his ass!!'. "Eh-heh heh... I'm.. Not a mime, no.." she replies through grit teeth.
Well it looks like that cameras are as ready as Chris, so Hime is more than happy to start that match! Reaching into her sidepack, she makes a dash toward Chris and whips out a handful of index cards. She whips her hand forward, throwing the papers toward Chris' ankle, and if he doesn't get out of the way, it would wrap around said ankle twice! Getting a firm grip she'd screech to a halt and leap back in the opposite direction, obviously trying to throw Chris off his balance and send him tumbling to the ground, "Try this for size!!"

COMBATSYS: Chris dodges Himeko's Picture Pages.

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Chris            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Himeko


That's all Himeko winds up hitting. Air. When did Chris move? Did Chris even move? There's a sudden gasp from the audience and a general shock settling about them. What just happened and how did it happen?

As though having teleported, Chris re-appears behind Himeko, somehow moving fast -- too fast for the human eye to even track. The cameras are familiar with fighters like this, and broadcasts begin running slow-motion replays to demonstrate Chris's movement, especially as he plants a heel on the ground to get his bearings and /dashes/ straight ahead to drive a fist into the small of Himeko's back.

"Wow, you're really slow," he says, with all the innocence of a child. His smile hasn't changed an iota.

COMBATSYS: Himeko blocks Chris' Slide Touch.

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Chris            0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Himeko

Himeko pauses as the cards come flying apart after they strike nothing! Clearly the heroine is a little confused by this, as she sputters aloud, "N- No way! Where'd he g-"
Wait a minute, behind her. That's when they -always- appear! Though much to her own suprise, her body had been moving before she was even considering her defense, with one card left in her hand, she jerks it under the arm of her opposite, so that Chris' fist slams into it without even bending the paper. She still ends up tumbling though, but is quickly back on her feet, a sweatbead falling down the side of her face, "H.. Heheh, who's the slow one here?" she shoots back.
"I was going to go easy on you at first, but now it's clear I have to use the full force of Saikyo! So here it comes!" Hime reaches into her belt and whips out a paperback book, and this time when she sprints forward, she leaps into the air and swings down, looking to smack Chris right between the eyes, "Hup!" and then twirls around to slam the spine into his gut! "How about this!"

COMBATSYS: Chris dodges Himeko's Medium Strike.

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Chris            0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Himeko

Chris is standing still as her book flashes towards him and then -- just an instant before contact would otherwise be made -- he flashes out of existence, only to reappear immediately behind her. "What's a Saikyo?" he asks, earnestly. There is not a hint of dishonesty or cruelty in his voice, despite his words.

"Is that the book you're reading?" he adds, seeing as how that was the force she was trying to make him feel. Chris lurches forward and immediately changes directions, tripping and throwing his foe at the ground while crossing over her field of vision, hopefully leaving her confused as to where he is and what he might be up to.

COMBATSYS: Chris successfully hits Himeko with Step Turn.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Himeko

Oops! Well, Hime ends up making another swing and a miss, nearly losing her balance in the process! She staggers a little bit, but after a couple of hops on one foot, manages to turn around and flash the books cover to her opponent, "What? No, this is a special book that I use for fighting! And.. WHow can you not know what Saikyo is? That's.. That's a complete travesty! It's only the strongest style on earth, shee- Aaack!"
Maybe it was her scarf, but she couldn't quite get her guard up in time to defend the trip -or- the throw so she gets a free trip and flip, slamming onto her back on the brick floor, ".. Ow.. Better change tactics a bit.." she mumbles to herself.
She's quick to spring to her feet again, and now she's reaching to her belt to whip out a folded up paper fan. With a burst forward she swings to again try to smack him in the mug, "You should check out 'How-To Subdue the Saikyo within You'!"

COMBATSYS: Chris blocks Himeko's Weapon Jab.

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Chris            0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Himeko

"Oooh," Chris says, apparetly realizing a detail he missed. He also raises a hand to bat the paper fan away, looking at it curiously, as though he had just swatted a small fly clean out of mid-air. "Styles are stupid," Chris says, and, indeed, he doesn't seem to have one except for the one called "punching that girl in the face", which is what he immediately tries to do with one quick pop to the nose. He's still smiling, though.

COMBATSYS: Chris successfully hits Himeko with Quick Punch.

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Chris            0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1           Himeko

Himeko yelps slightly, she nearly loses the weapon when Chris swats it aside with little effort, but luckily for her, she doesn't lose her grip, and it's quickly reholstered. 'Man, this is bad!' She thinks to herself, brows furrowing.
'This guy's stronger than he lets on..'. She just can't break through the pokerface, and really figure it out. As the punch comes toward him, she jerks her head back a little bit, but it isn't enough to keep from getting hit in the face anyway. With a yelp of suprise she stumbles back and holds her nose, hopping from one foot to the other, "Rrrgh, ow ow ow ow ow ow.. Geez!"
Maybe she just needs more training or something! "You sound like you're undereducated, to me! Do you go to school, Chris? Style is an extremely important aspect to all sorts of martial arts! And I don't just mean that style either, looking cool is good too, behold!"
This time when Himeko leaps forward, her knees tuck in and then she snaps out a single kick toward Chris' shoulder at the last moment, "Hime Single Kick! Very cool!"

COMBATSYS: Chris blocks Himeko's Light Kick.

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Chris            0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1           Himeko

Chris raises his hand and snags her foot out of the air with a single, quick motion. He doesn't seem perturbed or even surprised by this turn or events or indeed anything that's happened so far. "School? Umm... Not really. Usually I just read and sometimes Shermie or Yashiro will teach me something, but I think school is dumb. Who needs training to fight, anyways? I'd rather go out and play!" Chris says, with a broad smile, maintaining his eerie holding pattern. He even reaches into his pocket, and starts reading Harry Potter. He even resumes from the page he left off at.

COMBATSYS: Chris gains composure.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|=======\-------\1           Himeko

Himeko looks slightly puzzled for a moment.. She glances upward, at first letting the words mull about in her head a bit, of course this is long after her kick is smacked aside. Luckily it's easy for her to regain her balance, and she's hopping lightly in place during her thoughts.
On one hand, Chris likes books. That's a really good thing! On the other hand, he thinks school is dumb. That's kind of more difficult to deal with, leaving her in such a problematic position that she isn't even paying attention to Chris' sudden pause. "....Mmmmmnngh.. I'm not even sure what I should say, reading is important, but.. Hmmn.." Time has FROZEN for the little brainstorming heroine!

COMBATSYS: Himeko gains composure.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Himeko

Chris is still reading, flipping a page at a regular, human rate of page-flipping. He doesn't seem to have a hard time of doing so; he can keep track of the fight at hand with relative ease. Until, that is--oh. She's still there! Chris looks up, before smiling again. "Reading is important! I guess I should finish this, though," he remarks. "Don't worry. It won't take long."

COMBATSYS: Chris focuses on his next action.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Himeko

Himeko suddenly stands up straight, "Hey now wait a minute!! Crap, what have I done??" the girl cries, taking an almost -too- dramatic a pause, and remembers a very important fact. This was supposed to be a fight! An attempt to increase her combat ability and obtain knowledge, "Chris, this is no time to be reading, we have a fight to finish! Now it's time for me to beat you up, because -my- name is Hurricane Hime! (Just in case you'd forgotten!)."
The pink clad heroine darts forward once more, though this time she pulls out a new trick she learned at the Dojo the other day! She leaps forward, not too high, and curls in her knees, barreling toward Chris with the intent of landing a hardcore rolling attack! Though.. If she misses, she may end up just splashing into the fountain instead, and that'd just be embarassing.

COMBATSYS: Chris dodges Himeko's Medium Strike.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Himeko

Chris puts his book away and slips it into his pocket just in time to duck underneath her flying attack. He does so with the same casual disregard as everything /else/ he's done during the fight thus far, and by the time she's past him he has her in mid-air and mostly unable to alter her path. He comes rushing forward, little more than a blur. "Hey! Tornado Girl!" he calls, "I'm beneath you!" he declares, before swinging straight /up/ to punch her on her underside.

COMBATSYS: Himeko interrupts Shooting Dancer from Chris with Ghost Writer.

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Chris            0/-------/----===|=======\=------\1           Himeko

Mostly unable? Sure! But just a little bit of ableness is more than enough for the miniature fighter to work her magic, she thinks she's on a crash course toward the water when something very important happens.
Changed momentum! The moment Chris' punch comes out of the blue to strike Himeko in the side, her gloved hand is suddenly brandishing her trusty book once more, and she twists to the side sharply to slam the thing cover-first into the boys mush with a loud FWAP!!
Then the rest of the momentum sends her flying up and back, in which she twirls in the air and lands on the very edge of the library's fountain.
She windmills her arms a little to regain her balance, and ignoring the pain in her side, she gives the biggest grin she can muster, while pointing to herself, "That's -Hurricane Hime-!! And now you see why!"

"Ouch!" Chris says, recoiling from the interrupting blow and falling down to a knee, rubbing his forehead from the pain instilled by the attack of considerable power. "That stung, Tornado Girl," he remarks, and begins tying the velco laces on his shoes, keeping them all tight. It's probably vital for that amazing speed he puts out. He's still smiling--and then he's kicking Himeko in the back of the head. Did he just move--so fast that the image of him tying his laces didn't disappear?

Pouring on so much speed seems to take it out of Chris somewhat, who drops from the air, breathing a little heavily. Harsh business!

COMBATSYS: Himeko blocks Chris' Hunting Air.

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Chris            0/-------/-----==|=======\====---\1           Himeko

".........." Hime rolls her eyes upward, this time in mild frustration. She just -said- her name, how could he mix it up againstso soon for crying out loud! However, while she can't deny he's fast, she can confirm this guy is pretty annoying, liking to read or not! She raises her fists, her teeth grit and ready to face her opponent once more, then seems puzzled.
Tying his shoes? It has to be a trick, right? Her eyes shift quickly, and then acting near-completely in instinct, she twists aroundand holds her book up in front of her with both hands, letting the kick slam hard into the paperback. But she loses her balance and falls onto her back once more, quickly turning it into a reverse tumble to get to her feet again. This.. Wasn't looking too good. She's going to have to really bust out the moves if she doesn't turn up the heat! "It's HURRICANE HIME!!!" she 'reminds' with more annoyance in her tone, "Are you hearing the words that are coming out of my mouth??" Her arms cross in front of her, and then reaching into her pack she whips out another string of index cards, which seem to be making a beeline toward his chest.

COMBATSYS: Himeko successfully hits Chris with Mulligan Stew.

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Chris            0/-------/----===|=======\====---\1           Himeko

Hurricane Hime twists her hand to the left, causing the whip of sorts to lean to the side, then curl and wrap multiple times about the boys upper torso. A gleam flashes in her eye as it locks in tight, and then with a sharp tug, she cries, "Get over here!!!"
Obviously this'd send Chris reeling toward her, and with her opposite hand her book is whipped out once more. It's unseen, but a small whirlwind twirls and twists about the paperback, and the twists around slamming the weapon into the chin of Chris in an uppercut like motion, "TOASTY!!"

Chris is hit solidly for what is perhaps the first time; he hits the ground and sliiiides, slowly, away until he finds himself in a resting, flat-on-his-back posture. He remains so for several seconds, curiously inert, looking straight up at the sky. She hit him! Straight up, too, not even catching him in mid-strike. That was new.

After several moments of catching his breath, Chris rises. Not stands; he simply rises, as though lifted up on invisible puppet-strings into an upright position. "That was really something! You're pretty tough," he says, thinking about things, including but not limited to his next move.

COMBATSYS: Chris gains composure.

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Chris            0/-------/-----==|=======\====---\1           Himeko

Himeko whips her arms out to the sides, then one in the air, and drops into a series of sentai poses, "Hup! Hoah! YAAAAH!" she cries delightedly, leaping about in excitement. She knows it was her first solid hit too, and she's making the most of it! Though when he stands up again, her spirit is shaken just slightly, "Aw rats.."
Re-taking her boxer-like stance, she doesn't let Chris just stand around without something else to deal with, "You are too! However don't think that means I'm going to let you win, that's not my style! Now take this!"
What could he be thinking about, she wonders. Hopefully he's thinking about how much it'd suck if he got his waist grabbed, and then was lurched up into the air in a suprisingly big suplex!
.. Or, maybe now.


COMBATSYS: Chris dodges Himeko's Medium Throw.

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Chris            0/-------/-----==|=======\====---\1           Himeko

Chris vanishes and reappears again, several feet away. When he does, he is looking through the pages of a little notepad. "Let's see..." he says, to himself. "What am I going to have for dinner tonight?" Though he considers this, he hasn't entirely forgotten about Himeko. "Sorry!" he says, to her. "This'll just take a second or two."

He is, despite his taunts, a little out of breath looking; is he trying to stall to stave off his fatigue?

COMBATSYS: Chris gains composure.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|=======\====---\1           Himeko

Man, this is actually really embarassing.. She's supposed to be the student of the truest taunter of them all, and she doesn't have much to fire back at Chris! She staggers again from her missed grab, and groans a little, setting her hands on her knees, "Aurgh, this isn't working.." she mumbles to herself. She then clenches one hand into a fist. She's going to have to change her tactics!
She twirls around, a new fire in her eyes as she declares, "Now's definatly no time to be thinking about dinner! Or rather, I'll tell you what's on the menu tonight!" She rushes closer still, and once close enough she twists around to snap a high roundhouse kick toward the boys chin, "A foot sub!! Haha, see what I did there?"

COMBATSYS: Chris blocks Himeko's Light Kick.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|=======\====---\1           Himeko

Chris seems to roll with her light kick amazingly well, taking the blow on the face but turning just enough so as to spring back into place as though nothing really had happened. "Ow! Whoever made you fight did a good job!" he says. That's a funny way to put it, like suggesting that a person learned to fight from a foe and not a teacher. "I guess I really will have to ed this quick," he says, before he just /slaps/ at her face, cutting a wide swath with an open palm.

COMBATSYS: Himeko interrupts Quick Punch from Chris with Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

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Chris            0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Himeko

Himeko should be proud, she thinks. It's nice to have her teacher praised, and overall Chris' attitude seems to be improving. This makes the little Hurricane happy. On the other hand, he just doesn't seem to be getting the point!
Himeko sets her hands on her hips once back in position, and then she raises an eyebrow, "... End it quick?" ... "Quick??" And that's when the slap comes forth, intent on laying a serious beatdown.
But the moment the hand strikes, an explosion of notebook papers come flying from her scarf, completely masking her body, and then flutter slowly to the ground like snow, Himeko pointing to herself, "It seems to me you still don't realize who you're fighting, so allow me to tell you my name!!"
Himeko turns to the side, striking one pose, "I am she... Whom does not allow ILLITERACY!!"
She holds her arms out like airplane wings, and stands on one foot, "I am as cool as staying in school! The book-loving superheroine of Taiyo High school...."
The last of the 'snow' hits the floor, and she stomps one foot forward, her right arm thrust out as she shakes her fist threateningly at Chris, "HURRICANE!!! HIIIIMEEEEEEEEEE!!!! If you know what's good for you, I'd retreat before my very might!"

Chris watches all of this happen, aware of the effect it has on his fighting and the course of the competition overall. "Wow, literacy?" Chris says. "I guess I should learn what's good for me," he reflects. "That's what Yashiro always says! I need to lear how to take care of myself and stuff. Huh--" Taking Himeko's advice, Chris does an about-face and starts... walking away?

COMBATSYS: Chris gains composure.

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Chris            0/-------/-------|=====--\-------\0           Himeko

Himeko's scarf flaps wildly behind her, she letting out a confident laugh as she nods her head, "Yes!" Her cry is enough to scare the birds that were in the pond, clear out of it, and while the technique was certainly... Um... Different..
It seems to get a few admirable chuckles from the crowd. But now what's this? Is Chris truely leaving the fight? Did her display of energy actually intimidate him? Her jaw slacks slightly in suprise at first, and then she turns away from Chris, throwing another super cool pose, "And that right there! Is the true power of Saikyo!! Thank you, ladies and gentlemen! Thank you very very much!"

COMBATSYS: Himeko takes no action.

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Chris            0/-------/-------|=====--\-------\0           Himeko

Chris seems to pause for a moment, several feet away from the fight. "Mmmm..." he says, as though thinking about something. Isn't he forgetting something important? Oh! Right!

Chris pulls out his book, and keeps walking. "Snape /can't/ be evil," he resolves, still walking. "It would ruin everything!" And ... he keeps walking. A confused referee raises a hand. That counts as a forfeit, right? And a win for Himeko!

Himeko is... Well, only mildly confused. Truth be told, that's the only time the minature version of the Chouhatsu Dansetsu has worked before! Maybe this means she had mastered it? Dan would definatly be proud!
When the ref raises his hand, the little Hurricane hoots and hollars, jumping around like a little maniac while the audience seems to be giving a very very confused and awkward applause.
Clearly the only one whom really seems sure about what's going on is the pink wonder, "Brains -and- brawn! Crazy right!" She's having a moment, don't take it from her!

Chris totally walks away reading Harry Potter!

COMBATSYS: Himeko has left the fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Chris has ended the fight here.

Log created on 00:16:34 07/06/2007 by Himeko, and last modified on 23:03:22 07/07/2007.