Neo League 501 - #510: Drake vs Naerose

Description: Domino fights Naerose pretty much at random, atop a skyscraper in Metro City. Not a whole heck of a lot happens, really. Except the sky comes crashing down. Believe it or not, it turns out to be a draw. (Draw Match)

Domino's been out of the fighting eye too long. He's got to be making a come-back. Sure, modeling is definitely important, and it makes up a solid half of his occupation... but lately, it's been engulfing the majority of it. So here he is, making himself known again. His weekends are still sketchy for fighting, but he can still do Neo League!

Problem is, you have to pick an opponent. So Domino pretty much picked at random from a list of people. Up came Naerose. He didn't even know she was -in- the Neo League. Go figure.

Nevertheless! Challenge has been issued, and the stage has been set! It's... on top of a skyscraper. There really isn't much special about the location, apart from it being really freaking high in the air and having a great view of Metro City. Nevertheless, a camera crew has assembled, along with an announcer, looking primed and ready to.. well.. announce! Not that he has a terribly big job ahead of him.

Domino makes his way to the central area of the rooftop and turns to regard the cameras with a cocky smile. The harsh winds tug and pull at the tail of his coat, giving him that oh-so-dashing Matrix look and all. The shades help there, too. But for the time being, he's just waiting for Naerose to show.

This bout promises to be amusing. Since she was already off the Suiryuu for other reasons, the punk princess offered to tag along to this particular match in Metro City, before trying to rush back to the ship. Arika may be cutting things a little close, but she needs a bit of time to mull over things in her mind before returning.

Problem is, she's lagging a little behind. The diva is meant to be showing up on Drake's arm, but instead she's tarrying a little behind. Down below the weather was fine, but up here with the winds whipping about she's realizing that wearing a skirt was likely not the best of ideas. Rushing to keep up to the male model, she fidgets with the back of her skirt making sure the cameras aren't zooming in on her.

"Sorry, darling," she murmurs softly to Drake, trying not to cling to him as the fear of being swept right over the edge of the building looms close to the surface of her mind. "You picked an interesting location..."

Seriously. . . he picked Naerose? Was he looking for a easy win sort of tout up his victory or what? Well it isn't that Naerose thought poorly of herself, it is just that when she got the challenge to a 'Neo League' she mistook it for an invitation to a 'Neo Lunch', so naturally she got on the first taxi to the sky scrapper off of that boat thing and was already wearing a bib and brandishing a fork and a knife (butter knife) as she exits the elevator.

"Naerose Here Fight Fans and totally ready to eat, lets get this started here, lets get this started here." She starts hip hop dancing to the song and everything before something strikes her as..odd.

"Err. wait where is the food." She sees Drake and Arika, then her mouth falls opened.

"D.. d. d. don't tell me.. You two ate it already?!"

She points a fork at Drake and Arika.
"Woah, you two, I mean seriously, I dunno if I can forgive this one, that's criminal!"

Domino grins at Arika and shrugs his shoulders. "Ain't it cool?" Yeah, so he can be a bit boyish. Juvenile, some might say. But then the cameras take the focus off of those two. This is just as unforgivable as the crime Naerose is accusing them of! He follows their focus to spy the red witch, and his amethysts narrow on her.

"I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'm pretty sure the answer is 'maybe'!" He thrusts his arm out, index finger pointing to her. "Hope you've gotten better since the beach!"

Let the audience at home stew over that one.

The hand swipes the shades off his face, and he tucks them into an inner pocket of his coat, waiting for Naerose to approach. He glances again to Arika and nods, signalling her to back off.

"In it's own way, I suppose..." Bit high for her tastes, but then it's not Arika's match. Turning about to face Naerose and the very odd accusations, she shakes her head. Just what -is- she blathering on about food for?

At Drake's signal, she waits to see if he needs her to take his trench. After a moment, she nods in return and then smiles and mouths the words, "Good luck." Not that he needs the luck, so far as she's concerned, but because it's what is supposed to be said in a situation like this.

"Ahh, okay, see here is the thing, " Naerose says and pulls out her 'invitation'. Holding the clearly marked challenge up she starts to go off on the 'crime'.

"See, this is here my invitation for 'Neo Lunch' and here I am but the food is all gone and I'm not even that late!!!" But of course the wind carries the challenge letter away and she's left gaping at it.

"Aww crap, you gotta be kidding me!"

"Okay. . That's it. I'm so hungry." She makes a face of being very hungry.

"Wait beach? Are you throwing a beach barbecue? Am I totally invited?" The witch bats her eyes at Drake over the rims of her round black shades.

Arika is given a passing smile, but then Naerose has Domino's full attention. Mostly because she's making him be all like 'wtf'. "Neo LEAGUE." God. How does she even function? Should he feel guilty for challenging her? Is that like fighting the handicapped or something? "Now get over here and quit screwin' around." Domino's expression sets into a scowl.

COMBATSYS: Naerose has started a fight here.

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Naerose          0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Drake has joined the fight here.

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Naerose          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Drake

"Huh, so you wanna be like that. Man you're kind of mean you know that Drake? Seriosuuly, tempt a girl up here with a free lunch and just demand their lunchmonies." The witch fixes her shades and hat and then just sort of hangs back a moment. There is a brief sigh.

"Okay fine, have your fight huh, I don't have any monies on me anyway, so good luck getting any from me. Ya big jerk!" The witch says and puts her fork and knife away, though still has her bib as she takes up her broom.

"And man, you better not fall off the roof or anything, I mean, I dunno how many people besides me would be perfectly fine if that happened." Exaggerating anyone?


"FIGHT! fortheloveofgod"

And suddenly Domino is blurring towards the witch and her bib. The moment he closes in with her, he maneuvers in by her left side and attempts to hook his right arm under her left arm. With a quick twisting torque, he attempts to hip-toss the witch down onto the hard roof. Nothing terribly fancy, but fast and reliable technique to soften up the opponent.

COMBATSYS: Drake successfully hits Naerose with Fast Throw.
- Power hit! -

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Naerose          0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0            Drake

See apparently Naerose didn't understand the concept of fight meaning time to fight, so instead of you know, getting into the whole fight thing, she just stands there and then when she's being thrown does she finally tries to soften the ground by rolling with it and well fails.

"Aww man, I knew this would happen, I said.." she rolls to her feet and fixes her clothes, including her bib,

"Naerose, this can't be true, it's too good to be true, you come expecting a plate full of tasty cakes and get a face full of concrete instead." She adjusts her shades and eyes-eyes Drake.

COMBATSYS: Naerose focuses on her next action.

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Naerose          0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0            Drake

Domino is being -eyed-. Rawr. He's used to it, baby. Of course, he sometimes mistakes some looks for others. Either way, he's in a fight, and it's time the Dark Side showed through in him. His dark eyes lock with hers, expression stoically neutral. With her back on her feet, he lunges in towards her again and fires off a firm left-handed jab towards her cheek, followed by an in-step elbowsmash from the right arm.

COMBATSYS: Drake successfully hits Naerose with Quick Punch.

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Naerose          0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0            Drake

Woah woah woah! How come Drake is always so serious. He's like always hitting and hitting some more and hitting some more and stuff. It's like the guy doesn't relax ever. So what is a witch to do.

Getting knocked around makes her think, screw this, I'm going for distance.

"Sagitta Minor!" and she flings a bunch of icy air darts at Drake and tries to keep said distance.

"You're like all up in my face!" she exclaims and tries to fix her shades some more, he needs to back off, she seems to think. Meanwhile she's jumping in the opposite direction, truly content to be cowardly.

COMBATSYS: Naerose successfully hits Drake with Sagita Minor.

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Naerose          0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0            Drake

And the darts pelt the model heavily, to his surprise. Domino lets out a pained grunt and staggers back from the onslaught, left arm lifted to shield his face. Doesn't do a heck of a lot of good, but still. He decidedly keeps the pressure on her, despite, and rushes back in towards her. He attempts to hook that left arm over her head in a forward headlock. And with that in place, he simply drops back, aiming to smash her head against the concrete behind him in a DDT.

COMBATSYS: Naerose interrupts Medium Throw from Drake with Sagita Major.

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Naerose          0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0            Drake

This time as Drake makes his approach, Naerose is ready for him, she has her hand up and is already summoning fourth an identical attack to the tiny darts of ice, only bigger, a much bigger huge dart of ice, more like a small javelin gets flung at him Edea style. Naerose will hear from the lawyers at Square Enix soon, but in the mean time she gives a shout of,

"Sagitta Major!" and then flashes Drake a smile and fixes her shades some more,
"That was totally awesome, did you see? Man, tell me I'm getting better, come on Drake, you've been.." she sniffles, it's maybe a little forced,
"Like a big brother to me.. all this time.. you know.. I care.. and.. the kind of big brother. . " she sniffles again, "What buys me lunch!"

Stab. Now that hurt. A lot. It elicits another cry of pain from the model, who tumbles back and lands in a crouched position. He looks... cheesed off, actually. Eyes narrowed intensely, teeth grit, fists clenching. She wants to play that kind of game, he'll find a way around her stupid chi and hammer the Hell out of her -that- way. In short, she gets no vocal response. Only a glare.

COMBATSYS: Drake focuses on his next action.

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Naerose          0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0            Drake

"Aww man Drake." The witch states, looking mildly disapointed with the wrestler slash model.
"Why you gotta be like that?" She places a hand on her hip and leans on her broom. "You know most fights you're like wailing on someone then someone actually manages to do some clever tricks and get ahead and you get all mean. Seriously, relax? I mean I'm just having fun here and you should too. I bet if.. " she stops and sniffles again

"If Arika were still here, she'd want you to have fun too!! She'd be like.. Live your life Drake and don't be too mad at Naerose, she's great, really she is." She sighs dramatically, then noticing Arika is totally like,

"Woah, hey there Arika!" And waves cutely with her fingers.

COMBATSYS: Naerose gains composure.

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Naerose          0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0            Drake

"Stop talking." That's all Domino has to say to her.

And while Naerose is all distracted by waving with her fingers, Domino dashes in towards her again, coat trailing along behind him. He leaps into the air and makes a grab for her neck as he sails by, aiming to drive her face down against the rooftop in a bulldog hit.

COMBATSYS: Drake successfully hits Naerose with Fast Throw.

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Naerose          0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0            Drake

Stop talking. Easy for him to say, But Naerose has other plans, for instance, more talking. She actually you know, likes to talk, so why should she stop? She should keep up with the talking right right ?

"Ouch!" she says as she tries to roll with the blow again and comes up short. Okay, it was more like a slam.

When she finally does get to her feet it is to dust herself off and fix her shades a bit.

"Ooooo my nose.." she whines and seemingly tries to make it all better with her hand. It's tender though so she winces instead.

COMBATSYS: Naerose focuses on her next action.

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Naerose          0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0            Drake

She's still talking.. but at least it isn't so much inane this time. Geeze. Not even the howling wind this high up atop the skyscraper can drown out -that- annoyance. Either way, Domino raises quickly to his full height again, and he lashes out to grab her. Right arm hooking between her legs, left arm hooking over her right shoulder, he attempts to hoist her clean off her feet to suspend her sideways against him. And with that done, Domino simply hops into the air in a single backflip and aims to land atop her body crossways in a powerslam.

COMBATSYS: Naerose blocks Drake's Solar Eclipse.

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Naerose          1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0            Drake

EEek, that was kind of painful, but never you mind, Naerose isn't gonna let herself go down that easily, she does her best to roll out of the way of the final part of the move and manages to only just realize there was more unpleasantness in store. Okay, she can deal with that, by. . . Running away. Yes yes, she runs away, in the form of getting to her feet and just trying to further evade the technique. so far so good. Then there is Drake, he's big, he's mean, he's.. Oh forget it, she doesn't talk this time, just tries to kick him while he's in the process of getting up from trying to slam her. Honestly the whole slam thing wans't very nice anyway.

While the two were fighting, they probably didn't notice a young woman dressed casually standing off to the sides. But she's there, for more than just observing a good match between a pair of combatants.

Katelynn Molina sits on some nearby girders, watching the fighters intently, while enjoying a meal from McMetro's of a double cheeseburger, french fries, and a chocolate milkshake. All made using no transfats, so it's not as fattening as before. But she's also got another reason for being here.

That reason is because she's been in the mood for a little 'sparring' with the Mad Gears, since it's better than just traditional sparring for the most part. Plus, it helps the police a little bit, not to mention Mayor Mike Haggar will probably look upon this as an assistance in fighting crime in Metro City. For some reason, though, the Mad Gears have been wary of getting near her. Probably because they've been seeing her fight recently and noticed how she's really improved.

So for now, Katelynn gets a nice lunch and a free show. What a nice deal.

COMBATSYS: Naerose successfully hits Drake with Light Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Naerose          1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1            Drake

That was one Hell of a simple kick. What, are her boots spurred? Lordy. Domino yelps from the hit, eyes widened in surprise, and... he suddenly springs towards Naerose again. He attempts to grab ahold of her and twist her back around to face him. His left foot steps around and between her legs, while his upper-body ducks under her right arm. His left arm extends over her right shoulder, behind her neck, and the hand grabs for her left shoulder. His right arm hooks around her stomach.

And suddenly?

Domino jerks upright, wrenching the witch's spine and twisting aside to pull the girl's abdomen as taut as humanly possible in a wrenching abdominal stretch. He has every intention for this to finish off the witch, apparently, since he shows no signs of relenting.

COMBATSYS: Drake successfully hits Naerose with Sterling Stretch.
- Power hit! -

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Naerose          1/=======/=======|=------\-------\0            Drake

Actually they're heeled boots, which yeah, probably does make it a little more painful to get kicked with, but then, what isn't? I mean a kick is a kick, it's supposed to suck, what else can you say? So it's needless to say that she'd feel bad about that, if not for seeing Katelynn just then, or more specifically, Katelynn's food and then she's totally like O_O, then :o.

"My Lunch!" she cries, then Drake slams her with his totally ridiculous slamming thing and she's like, watching her lunch fade from existence.

"Ugh.. If I'm not getting free food.." she managse, from the ground,
"Then I'm totally taking this whole roof with me!" And she gestures around making a glowy sort of circle around her prone form and then at the sky and makes it fall. Not quite so literally, but lots of little wisps of falling star like things. Apparently Naerose will be hearing from the lawyers at Square and the lawyers at Blizzard for this.

COMBATSYS: Naerose can no longer fight.

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Drake            0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Naerose successfully hits Drake with Star Fall.

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Drake            0/-------/=======|

Likely. But hey, if it works, right? Domino continues to hold her in that submission hold, even as she flails about. He just smirks at her. "C'mon, tap out already. I'm not trying to -kill- you, here."

But then the sky starts falling. And, let's face it, there's nowhere for Domino even to -go- to avoid it. Lunacy! He gets pummeled by the chi, so he winds up falling right along with her. And he doesn't get back up. He's out.

So the announcer just kind've stares in puzzlement. After a few moments, he gives one of those reeaaally rare calls. "DRAW!"

How lame.

COMBATSYS: Drake takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Drake can no longer fight.

Good Lord... the -sky- is falling? Arika's back up on her feet and rushing in to make sure Drake is alright. Unfortunately, due to the rules and regulations of Neo League, she can't do a thing until the fight is actually over. Once it's called, she skirts her way in toward the fighters and kneels down. Reaching a hand down to his wrist, she frowns. Out cold, and they're up here? Waaaaaay up here? Great. Spiffy.

Pushing Naerose out of the way, she whispers to him, "Come on, darling, get up..."

Funny. No sign of an accent there at all.

She gets pushed out of the way? Just .. shunted aside like someone's garbage. Meanie, well to be fair she was in Drake's arms, but that wasn't her fault, she'd be like Arika this isn't what it looks like! And she'd be like >:|. Okay, that was a bad dream. Actually a nightmare. But that's okay, she's got fine dreams, you know, normally. But until then.. it's all about the free lunch. Sadly it walked away, or she'd be begging that woman with the cheeseburger if she was gonna eat all her fries.

Log created on 14:20:58 10/01/2007 by Drake, and last modified on 05:59:06 10/03/2007.