Neo League 426 - #440: Himeko vs Aranha

Description: Hurricane Hime and Aranha play the parts of face and heel in a very real fight in the SlamMasters Arena! Wrasslin' entrances included by no run-ins. :D (Draw Match)

In Slam Master's Arena, sports entertainment is alive and well. Wrestlers throw each other about as they play their roles. Faces turn to heels and heels turn to faces and the crowd eats it up booing and cheering the bad guys and good guys respectively. But this wrestling event is different. The main event is not a wrestling match but a Neo League fight and because it was a wrestling event they wanted to have a pair of flamboyant fighters to promote both the League and Slam Masters.

The lights go out in the arena and then 'Welcome to Metro City' by Cam'ron featuring Jay Z and Juelz Santana begins to play on the sound system as blue lights shine upon an African American who is standing up in the rafters. One the monitor where wrestlers would /usually/ enter, there's a montage of his previously televised fights with him performing acrobatic feats.

Up high, however, Aranha is leaping from rafter to rafter until he's above the center of the ring. That's where he leaps down grabbing for the rope and slides down it and then when he lands, blue pyrotechnics go off around the ring as the lights return to normal again. After doing a few flips and various acrobatics then he spins around giving the audience a dark evil look before he moves off towards a corner of the ring. 'Welcome to Metro City' fades out and he waits for his opponent.

The SlamMasters Arena is most definatly the type of area that 'Hurricane Hime' would exactly call 'home'. But there were two very big things that helped her decision toward having a match outside of the library:
1) She has seen a few of Drake's wrestling matches; she's kind of a grappler of a different degree, so she got curious about that.
2) She understands about the 'faces' and the 'heels' aspects, it's arguable this is one of the best places to really help develop her character! But the question is will the crowd eat it up or get her ban her from the arena forever!

What she didn't expect, however, was Aranha's entrance which she had watched on a backstage moniter. It immedietly brought her from all grins, to nearly literally turning her into a stone statue as a gong goes off in her head. And just how exactly was she supposed to beat that?? ".. Uh... uh... Um.."

"Hime, you're on!"

The lights shut off once more, and then a two lights shine up onto the roof, an insignia of an open book with two 'H's cut into either side. As they wave about, L'arc-En-Ciel's 'Ready Steady Go' proceeds to blare throughout the arena, and at the stage entrance a spotlight shines down upon the pink-clad heroine, as well as two other cat-suit clad sentai-teens (one in yellow the other in red) that strike a sentai pose, and a massive stream of sparklers go off behind them! The spotlight follows Hime as she makes a dash down the ramp, cutting off into a series of cartwheels and backflips, one final, massive leap sends her pirouetteing in the air and she lands in the center of the ring, causing the large square-mat to shake.

"SAIKYOOOOOO!" the half-african-american shouts, a large gust of wind sending her scarf whipping wildly behind her. Finally she gestures to Aranha, grinning brightly as she adds, as the music dies down, "That's right, punk! And I'm going to take you out! Because my name is Hurricane Hime!"

Aranha leans back casually against the turnbuckle as he slow claps at Himeko's entrance. Sure he was impressed by Himeko's entrance but to acknowledge it would break kayfabe and considering the audience, he knew it was entirely a bad idea. "Yeah, yeah, yeah. If only I had a penny for every time a wanna-be hero has said that to me, I'd be rich."

He drops down to ground on all fours in a way that seems to resemble a spider. "Little fly, you ain't enough to take me out. This is my parlour." He crawls closer and closer sporting a devious looking smile and then all of a sudden, he lashes out with a kick, swinging a heel over his body in a way that looks almost like a scorpion's tail striking as a sucker kick before the bell rings because it's a heel's tactic, and besides why the hell not? "I'm Aranha. And I eat flies like you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner."

COMBATSYS: Aranha has started a fight here.

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Aranha           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Himeko has joined the fight here.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Himeko with Short Kick.

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Himeko           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Himeko's eyebrow twitches, visably creeped out there by Aranha's immitation of the spider. Sure, it's not a /real/ one, but the mere insinuation of one is enough to make her stomach turn just slightly, her tongue stuck out lightly, ".. Gross."

So now what, she waits for the bell to ring, right? She sets her hands on her hips. "Is that right? Well I'm sending you to your room without dinn-"
That's when the sucker kick lands, for a moment she actually did see it, but not quite soon enough! Her head jerks to the side, sending her staggering to the ropes, and that's when the opening bell rings. Her teeth grit, she hisses, "That was dirty pool! Forget it, it's Hime Time!" She doesn't shift from her position, instead reaching into her hippack to draw out a small handful of index cards. She swings her fist over her head and then motions forward, the cards flying out like a whip toward Aranha, the end seemingly making a beeline toward Aranha's chest.

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Himeko's Mulligan Stew.

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Himeko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Given the fact that Aranha's body was low to the ground, it doesn't give Hime much of a target to work with and so he doesn't to do much more than elevate himself into a handstand to get out of the way of the whip of index cards. However he doesn't staying in that handstand for too long though. The movement required to get him out of the way of the attack also ended up causing him to temporarily lose sight of Himeko.

"Life ain't fair kid and neither am I." When he returns to an upright position he begins to sway left and right to a beat that only he can hear as he slowly makes his way towards Himeko again. As soon as he finds the right range he starts out in a cartwheel motion but instead of stopping on his feet he lets his body fall smoothly in a position to balance himself so his kidney rests on his elbow and his head just barely touches the ground. With a sudden motion his legs scissor apart and then come back together to ideally drop Himeko on her back.

COMBATSYS: Himeko blocks Aranha's Quick Throw.

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Himeko           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Himeko snaps the 'rope' back toward her, the card-chain breaking back into a small stack within her palm. She couldn't help but be impressed by his evasion, she could tell that this was going to be a pretty interesting match!

She scratches her head slightly in response to his swaying, but when she drops back into what could presumably be seen as a boxers stance, she reaches into her scarf and draws out a textbook sized paperback book. Looks like she won't be needing it for what she recognizes as a take-down setup though, so she whips out the chain once more to capture one of the ropes opposite of the momentum Aranha hopes to twist her toward.

This leaves her standing, of course, and perhaps in the perfect position to start laying down a series of stomps down on the man, generally aiming for the stomach and gut, "Hyah! Haah!"

COMBATSYS: Aranha blocks Himeko's Light Kick.

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Himeko           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Aranha

The amazing thing is that even in that awkward position the spider is able to kick his legs out to intercept each of the kicks with kicks of his own before twisting out of the position and twisting himself to a standing position. He doesn't remain in that standing position for long rather he whips his foot around glowing with blue chi as he tries to come across Hime's face with a roundhouse and then following it up with a spinning jump kick that also glows with energy and finishing it off a blue glowing back flip kick that he tries to drive down upon sentai hero's head. "I'll crush you!"

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Himeko with Aggressive Dance.
- Power hit! -

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Himeko           0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0           Aranha

Himeko backs off a little bit when it's clear she can't break through Aranha's guard this time around. Gloved hands balled tightly into fists, she steels herself up again and frowns to her opponent. Only slightly, though, because she knows trouble's a-brewin in just a moment! The blue chi seems to mildly distract her from the techniques entirety, before she knows it the combination of spinning kicks and flip kicks are beating her down, eventually leaving her crashing into the mat and shaking it slightly.

"Nngh, not just.. yet! You've forgetten to take into account I know Saikyo!" the girl cries, pushing herself to her feet yet again and attempts to slip behind Aranha. If she can get her arms around his waist, then all it'd take is a jerk backward to send him onto the mat this time in a rather impressie german suplex, "Journal Suplex time!!"

COMBATSYS: Aranha interrupts Medium Throw from Himeko with Vingativa EX.

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Himeko           0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0           Aranha

It almost looks like a worked sequence. Aranha goes up and back but he manages to catch himself in a handstand keeping himself a little less harmed than probably was ideal for the sentai superhero. But Hurricane Hime doesn't go all the way down with the suplex either.

Both the people watching at home and the people lucky enough to be seated at just the right angle, will see that while Aranha is in that handstand he has his foot on Himeko's back which is what keeps her standing. With a twist Aranha's feet are both on the ground, one leg is positioned right behind both of Himeko's and a quick shove on her stomach with his elbow as he pops his hips upward, he slams Hurricane Hime down onto her back. "You can't escape my web." After that he lets his voice drop down as an evil laugh comes out of his mouth.

Himeko actually had to freeze for a moment, she didn't feel the impact she was originally expecting when landing the suplex, and when she felt Aranha's foot press into her back, she blinked in suprise, ".. What?"

His execution is complex, she can't really tell what it is he's trying to do until it's too late, in which she's bouncing off of the mat and rolls right out of the ring. She grasps her head with both hands. "Wh- What happened?" The belted laugh is enough to bring her to her senses though, and with that she springs to her feet, leaps onto the mat, and then onto the top rope, "What, you think a web can stop a Hurricane?? Sounds like you need to brush up on your homework, pal!"

Hime launches off of the rope and toward Aranha like a little bullet, tucking her knees and then rolling like a cannonball toward her opponent! If it hits, it isn't going to be pleasent, obvious!

COMBATSYS: Himeko successfully hits Aranha with Medium Strike.

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Himeko           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0           Aranha

"Hurricane? I'd describe you more as light breeze." Of course the problem with trash talk is that sometimes it keeps you from concentrating on the fight at hand. Case in point, that girl in pink rolling at him at fast pace. He probably is capable of getting out the way of that when he's fully focused on his evasion skills but instead he goes for tumble and he ends up on his back a little shaken up but not extremely hurt.

It only takes a few moments and he's back on his feet and he quickly runs to the ropes. Instead of bouncing off the ropes he quickly jumps between the top to ropes landing on the edge of the ring. Then he uses the rope to vault himself up. The next part is that he actually runs on the rope as he gets closer to Himeko and when he gets to the nearest turnbuckle, he leaps off one foot extended as he descends upon the smaller girl.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Himeko with Sky's the Limit.

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

"A light breeze?? H- Haha! That's a good one!" Hurricane snaps back, though her cheeks have slightly darkened red. Things aren't looking too good for the little Heroine, it looks like she's going to have to start pulling out all the stops if she's going to get this win!

The girl swallows lightly, watching Aranha's balancing act carefully and then again takes a defensive position. When he comes flying toward her, it looks like a big splash! She grips her book with both hands, but before she thrusts it outward he comes crashing down upon her, a big huff of air forced from her throat and nearly knocked for a complete loop! It's a wonder how she manages to push him off of her and roll away, but she does, and even gets to her feet! "Ok, Charlotte, looks like you're forcing me to have to get serious, so here it comes!"

She makes a dash at Aranha once he's up again, and tries to hit him with a shoulder-rush, and press him against the ropes. If she can get that far, then she leaps and flips into the air, her 'rope' of paper wrapping around his throat, and finally she dangles from it with a pretty hardcore looking strangle! However the weight of her body not quite touching the floor should also cause him to flip over the ropes rather after that!

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Himeko's Strong Throw.

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

As the little heroine charges at him, Aranha smiles and waits and waits and then all of a sudden he cartwheels out of harms way in a way that makes seem as though it was easy. Perhaps it was for him. However he still hadn't performed enough heel tactics and so he decides to slide under the rope to floor where he searches for an extra chair and pulls one out with a devious grin on his face

With chair in hand he slides back into the ring and stands back up and looks directly at Hurricane Hime. "Hey! Catch!!!" With that he tosses the chair at her. Either she'll catch it or it will land on her face. While that happens Aranha's gonna leap into the air twisting with both legs held together and straight as it's tucked in towards his chest. While he has hang time, he'll pull down his pants exposing his boxers as he performs this move, Armada Dupla + Chair. How's that for a heel showing his ass?

COMBATSYS: Himeko interrupts Random Weapon from Aranha with Magic School Bus.

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

Oh the classic chair. Even Himeko knows about that one, and it'd bring a grin to her lips if she weren't already grinning once she hit the mat, "Heh, underestimated him.. Well, there's still a chance, I am the good-guy after all," she murmurs to herself, with two sets of papers in hand, she slips one foot back a little as the chair is tossed toward her.

It seems Aranha forgot about option C: Punch through the chair! The metal thing bounces back up into the air as her rope of paper whips out and around Aranha's pants, the other about his neck and with a violent jerk, slams him down belly-down onto the outter mat. "No one does that better than Joe, but nice try!" she pipes. With intricate tying and jerking, Aranha finds himself hogtied with his arms behind his back, and the rope about his neck tied to his pants that have been jerked to his ankles at this point.

"Now I'm gonna take you for a ride!" she giggles with a devilish grin, gripping the primary rope, sets her feet on Aranha's back, and rolls back, so she looks like an arrow and Aranha is the human bow being stretched in the air! Eventually, of course, the bindings pop free, leaving him collapsing to the floor again.

Aranha lets out an agonized grunt. Oh damn that hurt... ALOT. Plus there's that embarassment factor from getting hog tied with his pants around his ankles. However since he's the designated heel for this fight, he still takes it in stride, plus he had to admit it was a cool move. Of course, that wasn't the right response for this.

The first part is to writhe in pain. Not much acting is required for that since as previously mentioned, it frickin hurt. The next part is to pull his pants up after he gets back up to his feet all the while looking pissed off.

The crowd is chanting Hime's name as he approaches. It seems as though the crowd is eating this up. But Aranha's job is to make the crowd hate him and to make them boo him as loudly as possible and to do that, he'd need to finish her off. He plans on doing this by dropping into a handstand and then raining down on her with a series of kicks from the handstand.

COMBATSYS: Himeko blocks Aranha's Inverted Flurry.

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Himeko           1/---====/=======|=======\-------\1           Aranha

The crowd chanting her name? Hurricane Hime honestly seems suprised, she looks to her left, then to her right, and finally she beams even brighter than before, holding out her left arm and shaking her fist as she cries, "Oshyaa! All right, here it comes!"

And indeed it does, with a reach of her hand, she graps her trusty paperback once more, and holds it out in front of her once more, the kicks battering and slamming against the book, and it responding as if it were some sort of steel shield! Again, another nice move, but the clock is ticking! Hime lets out a small huff of air, and opens her book so it's exactly at the center, and then thrusts it out to press it against his stomach- If Aranha's still handstanding, his back, if normally, his gut. "Now take this!"

COMBATSYS: Himeko successfully hits Aranha with Read All About It!.

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Himeko           1/--=====/=======|=======\====---\1           Aranha

The crowd has no idea what it is the bookworm superhero has in mind, but the question is answered in seconds flat! Aranha suddenly starts spinning in place like a whirlwind, each page of the paper ripping out and mummifying him withing the papertornado! She grasps each side of the tornado and proceeds to squeeze it smaller and smaller, crushing her opponent inside, "haaaAAAAAAAA!!"

But eventually the pressure gives, causing the papers to explode and send her tumbling backward, papers floating down from the sky like snow!

Aranha gets a crash course in speed reading as he suddenly spins like a roulette wheel while the pressure crushes his body. He screams from a combination of disorientation and pain until finally the papers burst off of his body. He stares at the lights for awhile as he tries desperately to regain his bearings.

He slowly stumbles to his feet a bit dizzy and he barely has enough awareness to swing a kick at her. The kick won't have a lot of oomph on it though. He just can't manage the balance required to perform his more punishing attacks.

COMBATSYS: Himeko interrupts Light Kick from Aranha with Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

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

Himeko rolls back, and springs to her feet once more, striking a powerpose and then leans a bit against the ropes. She lets out a small huff of air, and murmurs to herself, "I might have overdone it a little there.. But I haven't made my presence just yet!"

"Today everyone will remember my name!" She pushes herself off of the ropes, and as Aranha snaps forward with the kick toward her side, one hand catches one of the falling papers, the kick smacking into it, and then the papers littered on the floor go swooping up into the air as the lights suddenly go dim, "You /still/ don't get it, do you!" she yells, her voice echoing in the air, "It's all right, most villains don't, so allow me to tell you my name!"

A spotlight shines down onto the heroine, her hands set on her hips, "I am she, whom does not allow ILLITERACY!!" The girls arms swing out at the side, swoop like a windmill and she stands on one foot, "I am as cool, as STAYING IN SCHOOL! The champion..." she hops from one foot to the other, and strikes another pose, in a crouch, "Of Taiyo High School! (Join the Taiyo Book Club!)" and she finally stands, her arms crossed and a powerful gust of wind whips about her, tossing her scarf wildly, "HURRICANE HIME!! Citizen Arahna! You are outclassed, outcooled, and outstyled, your situation is hopeless! Concede to defeat now or pay the price!"

The good thing about the speech is that it gives Aranha time to get his head together. Now when he sways it's in a more controlled ginga as opposed to dizzied stupor that he was in after her previous move. "I won't 'concede' this fight to you. Despite your posturing, we both know that if so much as a rain drop hits you, you'll drop faster than a penny off the Empire State Building. The best you can hope for is a draw but you're not winning this one."

His entire body begins glowing as he begins to laugh as he snaps. The rope that he slid down on at the beginning of the match drops back down to the center of the ring. After that he's off as a trail of blue shadows follow him as he runs to a turnbuckle which he quickly hops off of foot first slamming his foot on her then dropping down on her from the ropes in a series of kicks. To finish things up he quickly climbs the rope in the center of the ring and about half-way up he swings off of it to land another kick which is followed by a back flip kick and then a Dupla Armada, once again, exposing his boxers to the audience as he performs it before pulling them back up. "How's that for style?"

COMBATSYS: Himeko dodges Aranha's Joker's Wild.

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Himeko           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0           Aranha

Himeko drops her arms to her sides again, her confidence clearly unwavering even as Aranha shoots down her fantastic words with words of reality. However as the papers continue to snowflake down, she takes a small step back and replies, "Oh yeah? I dunno, sounds like you still don't get it to me, but ok!" and she becons him to come forth.

Which he does. The pink-clad heroine holds her book out in front of her with one hand, but then lowers it, she hopping, swaying, and grinning like a maniac as each maneuver comes so close but just doesn't not quite hit her! Finally the backflip kick, she leaaans backward with a shrug and a bit of a goofy expression on her face- Though she's not impressed with the Dupla Armada either, "Well.. You can fight, but you can't show off quite like me! You see you lack two things, one, the power of Saikyo!"

Himeko grips her book and tears out three pages from it, the loose papers becoming rigid near instantly, "And number two, the power of books! Behold!" she whips her hands forward as if throwing a frisbee, the three sheets of paper flying like darts toward her opponent from a low, center and high target. It doesn't look like much, but if they touch they'll feel like fearsome punches!

COMBATSYS: Himeko successfully hits Aranha with Weekend Special.

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Himeko           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha plans on getting out of the way. However for some reason he just gets caught flat footed and the things he should be dodging he doesn't. The three-piece combo(Get it?) knocks the spider off of his feet and he looks shocked and horrified especially since he knows he's about to choke on what at the beginning looked like an assured victory.

But he can still prevent it if only he can land one final blow. He doesn't take any chances. He just quickly closes in the distance and whips his rear leg around in order to perform an outside crescent kick. He growls out the words with a cold tone, "That's it. I need to close the book on this fight."

COMBATSYS: Himeko interrupts Light Kick from Aranha with Ghost Writer.
- Power hit! -

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COMBATSYS: Himeko can no longer fight.

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Aranha           1/------=/=======|

Himeko never liked spiders much. Of course there were considerably worse bugs in existance, so it's not so bad. But for a while now, the Hurricane has been making one of the most unlikely comebacks people have seen in a while; truely the only path to victory is to go out with a BANG.

Hurricane Hime almost looks fearless, but really she's finding herself just having a good time going completely bonkers, with the fans screaming like maniacs. Of course a embarassing the opponent was a little fun as well! "That was a good pun!" the girl compliments, having known long before what she was going to do. She grips her book by the corner and drops to a crouch, her back turns to Aranha, and the moment his crescent kick snaps toward her shoulders, she rockets upward, "ORYAAAA!"

In anime, this would be the scene where there's a freeze-frame, and then in slow motion, see the Hime bowl right through the kick, and slam the spine of her book at Aranha's cheek and knock him out of the sky as she twirls.
And then with that she lands on her feet, pointing to herself with her thumb, "o/~ D-D-Do you have it??? BOO-oohthatisalotofAranhas." The girl suddenly feels intensely light headed and flops backward, crashing onto the mat.

Aranha slowly crawls his feet after getting pimp smacked with book. He's not fairing much better in the whole not seeing multiple opponents department either. He stands up wobbles for a few moments and holds up a finger right before saying, "I told you, you weren't coming out of this with a w-w-w..."

He never quite finishes that sentence. His eyes are rolling into the back of his head before he makes impact with the mat.

COMBATSYS: Aranha takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Aranha can no longer fight.

And that is that. There's no explosive aftermath at the conclusion of the fight, both fighters are down and out, and while the crowd was going nuts at first, they then boo furiously when the announcer announces the matches end as a double knock-out. A spectacular show by both fighters most certainly; though clearly one was a little more rediculous, but that isn't the point!

The backstage crew comes zooming down the ramp then, sliding in to either help the fighters to their feet and back to the lockers, or cleaning up the mat to get ready for the next match. Yosh!

Log created on 18:32:08 07/16/2007 by Himeko, and last modified on 17:38:25 08/13/2007.