Neo League 501 - #515: Birdie vs Hotaru

Description: This Neo League fight is by special request of one Birdie against a particular Kyokugen student by the name of Hotaru Futaba. The girl doesn't realize until she gets there that it's /personal/. She lands hit after hit to try and take him down, banking on speed and some remarkably timed lucky dodges. He banks on just hitting her. Which he does. Twice. The fight ends up being closer than one might expect. (Winner: Hotaru)

Today, was a fight like all the others! Except, not. Birdie, in his quest to get back at Ryo for beating him in his home town now twice failed. But this is he THIRD time. This was the charm.

Getting a Neo League arranged with Hotaru seemed to be a lot harder than he expected, but it happened, and he was happy. The conditions for the fight was pretty weird. One would have go to the south Terminal of the airport, before moving to get onto the plane at port C30, before getting onto the tarmac and getting, quite literally, on top of the plan. The wing span was better a much better use as a platform anyways.

Birdie? He's already there. His large figure standing upon the left wing of the plane during this mostly sunny, partially cloudy day. Rain however doesn't look too far off.

Birdie's intention for the Neo League fight was to get back at Ryo's pupil, to get back at Ryo. And what a great idea this was. Birdie was already enjoying himself, waiting for Hotaru, and for how he's going to do this.

Meanwhile, a nice crowd has already begun to form around the airplane, the large Boeing 747. It'll be an interesting fight, that's for sure.

Ah, those Neo League'ers. Hotaru rarely turns down a challenge though sometimes she has to wonder at the names of her opponents. Birdie? What kind of sissy name is that anyway? The girl arrives at the airport on time as always. She's very punctual when it comes to combat. A real professional in spite her age. Escorted by the officials, she's shown the airplane she's supposed to fight on top of. "That's ah, wow, okay." she stammers with some surprise as she's shown the way up onto the top of it. Fighting on top of high things isn't totally foreign to her, but it does up the stakes a little. A fall would /really/ hurt.

But she can take that in stride like so many other things. But then she sees her opponent and the girl's dark blue eyes widen. "What?! What's /he/ doing here? That isn't Birdie. That's Tauros!" she flails her arms. "The chain stealing and fire engine stealing guy!" She just doesn't get it. She hasn't heard all about how Ryo has trounced this guy twice before and how he might be interested in a little pay back from another direction.

The girl looks at the officials, a little pale now, but they just kinda shrug at her. After all, she's the one that signs up for this stuff. Not them. They just like being safe behind their cameras and mics. If Hotaru wants to be the one stepping into fights against people well over three times bigger than her, that's her problem.

The Kenpo artist turns to face Birdie, swallowing once before breathing in deeply and exhaling slowly, trying to get calm, "O-okay. I, ah, I won't go easy on you!" Oh yeah, that's scary.

COMBATSYS: Birdie has started a fight here on the left meter side.

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Birdie           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Hotaru has joined the fight here.

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Birdie           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Hotaru

Birdie wouldn't want it any other way, Hotaru. Not one other way. As she's showed up on top of the plane, Birdie grins and waves. Her outburst only makes it more enjoyable for him at the moment. "Only Katana calls me Tauros. Real names Birdie," the larger, black man calls a he hunches down, taking out his chain off his arm and grabbing it with his right hand.

He licks it from one end towards the other, maybe for good luck, maybe because he's trying to intimidate back. Once done with that, Birdie begins to move, slow methodical steps begin on the wind and head towards the main body on the plane. Even if it's relatively hard to get onto the middle section, Birdie does with some trouble, but like an unstoppable object, continues forward.

"now I'm going to teach you for getting in my way twice now, and getting back at Ryo at the same bloody time. You, you're going to help me by getting beat bloody." He advances still, slowly...

"Oh. Don't go easy on me, chick-a-dee. It wouldn't be right." He grins as he continues forward. "Cheep cheep!" He cries, he mouth opening to reveal a well maintained set of teeth and rather pointed incisors. "Hahahahahaha!"

COMBATSYS: Birdie focuses on his next action.

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Birdie           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Hotaru

Birdie confirms that he really is her opponent. And here she was thinking the name sounded like it'd belong to someone that would be a total pushover. Birdie? That's like even less intimidating than Stray. Though Stray was kind of scary too, she muses. As he licks his chain, the smaller fighter blanches a little. She remembers getting caught up in one of those chains of his before and the outcome was /not/ pleasant.

He's advancing on her and she just kind of stays put at the end of the wing tip, maybe giving some serious thought to just jumping down and forfieting rather than being run through what he can do all over again. "Ryo-sensei..." she murmurs as she starts to put it all together. Oh no, then not only is this a scary fight against a very strong, crushing opponent. It's also personal business. But if Ryo is a factor then she can't chicken out. She has to make him proud.

As he gets nearer, Hotaru grits her teeth, "My name isn't chick-a-dee, it's Hotaru!" she replies, sounding sensitive about the whole little bird name calling thing. And as if serious about teaching him to cut that out, Hotaru charges forward, attempting to get a grip on the front of his vest. If she gets a hold, she'll use the hold to let her launch a series of rapid stomps right up the front of him before running over his shoulders to get to the other side, taking her closer to the middle of the plane so she isn't trapped out on the wing tip against the guy. "Ya, ya, ya!"

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Birdie with Shin-Jou Tai.

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Birdie           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Hotaru

Birdie sure finds out that Hotaru can still do damage. Putting himself in the line of fire, he's ran up to and over. He's trying to move through it, but the proper course of action was to probably try to reach out and stab her with the horn. Well, that'll have to come next time. He's ran up and down, and flattened nicely into the ground. He's definitely been gotten a hold of.

Down the other side, he's ran over. A passing Hotaru came and went. Ohhhh! He hates hit and runs.

Balling up a fist, Birdie begins to turn, clenching his teeth tightly. "Alright. You can get me there, but I'm not going to bloody give up so quick." He sputter as he turns around quickly, launching a single powered punch towards Hotaru's retreating figure, trying to catch her and really make an impact if it touches down. He's not going to fall down so quickly.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru dodges Birdie's Medium Punch.

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Birdie           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Hotaru

Sliding to a stop as her feet touch down on the plane, Hotaru spins around to face Birdie, having a few seconds to prepare herself as he gets ready to punish her for the little skip and hop job she did right up the front of him. When his fist comes crashing down toward her, however, the girl plays it safe, her feet slipping apart to let her crouch down even lower, causing the crushing punch to miss her just barely while she is nearly bent all the way back down to the top of the plane's sleek metal surface.

"Whew," she murmurs. She remembers how he hits. He's struck her before. It's not an experience high on her list of things she needs a repeat of. But now they both know each other needs to be taken seriously. While the Kenpo artist might be a small fry compared to him, she is exceptionally fast. It's the only way she can get by really. What Birdie lacks in speed he makes up with powerful force, on the other hand. It's a weird matchup that could go either way, really.

As his arm misses, Hotaru rises into a lunging strike, trying to catch him in the stomach, hoping to get him before he can retract his arm in time to defend himself. Her left fist comes in first - quicker and lighter, only to be followed by her right fist as she turns into the strike, giving it more strength by using her whole body to power it rather than just her wimpy little arm. "Ya!"

COMBATSYS: Birdie interrupts Strong Punch from Hotaru with Bull Spike.

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Birdie           0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0           Hotaru

One does not just lunge into Birdie! But Hotaru tries. She really does. But it's to bad that it doesn't succeed. His arm is still out. It's not coming back. But that horn on his head looks preeeetty happy all of a sudden.

And that's when he gets her. As she throws the first punch, turning into it, Birdie lurches forward, the head of his strong follicles rush forward to cut into Hotaru. Upon sticking her, the turning punch does strike, but it doesn't do enough to knock his strike away. He just keeps going.

"Gwaahahahhaha!" Birdie calls, pulling up as she's stuck, trying to force the hair to cut a little more off her. It'll sting like the dickens, but she'll be all right. Soon enough, Birdie goes all the way through, hurling her up and behind him, trying to catch her on the side of the ring, to make her life more difficult.

Turning around to face her, he grins. "Chick-a-dee. We've really got to talk." He smiles rather pleasantly. However, it isn't pleasant at all. He approaches once more, seemingly happy to not stop his advance in the face of Hotaru! He must have huge guts!

As she tears into him with the couple of punches, Hotaru begins to realize real quick that isn't the greatest thing she's ever done. The hair... that is a horn... how does he do that anyway? It crashes into the girl, cutting her shoulder, slicing through her white, puffy sleeve and leaving it tattered and bloody as he follows up by literally lifting her up and over him like a rampaging bull, sending the girl flying up out of control behind him.

Flailing in the air, Hotaru lands hard against the wing, sliding right over to the edge and off the side. Only a last second desperate grasp with her hands allows her to hang onto the edge, otherwise she'd be falling to the concrete below which would hurt quite a bit from this height!

Her shoulder aching, the girl grits her teeth to try and block out the pain as she uses her hold on the wing to swing herself up into the air and a dive down toward Birdie knee first. If her knee connects with his massive shoulder, she'll follow up with her left foot with a swift kick to the side of his head, before leaping over him again to try and get back to the middle of the plane. She doesn't like being called Chick-a-dee, and she doesn't like being trapped out on that wing, it seems! "I don't really want to talk to you!"

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Birdie with Rengeki Shuu.
- Power hit! -

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Birdie           0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0           Hotaru

Birdie gets lucky sometimes. Other times, WHUMP, Birdie gets destroyed. It happens. Birdie knows it.

This is one of those times. She dives into the air and comes right down at Birdie! WHUMP. The knee impacts solidly into his shoulder, the left foot kicking his head before she leaps over him again. Annoyed, Birdie's knocked backwards, unable to follow her as she moves.

"You better damn stop that chick-a-dee. I'm not in no mood for this." He grits his teeth, following Hotaru as she flits around. The strike was hard, but not enough to really move the giant. He's still pursuing, and trying to a grip of the situation before hand as well.


COMBATSYS: Birdie focuses on his next action.

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Birdie           0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0           Hotaru

Hotaru lands down on the middle of the plane in a crouch, hand resting against the metal surface as she turns around to watch Birdie while staying low in case he's coming in for another one of his brutal attacks. As he hangs back, she has time to lift her arm and rub her shoulder where his /hair/ of all things cut her. He sounds annoyed at her for having landed that solid hit and she can understand that to an extent... but she's also not thrilled with the damage he wrought by his strong assault either!

As he is hanging back, the girl rises to a standing position next, looking him over. He's strong. He's like a walking wall of muscle. Trying to punch him solidly resulted in her getting gashed by his hair and tossed aside like a featherweight. Playing the hit and run aerial acrobatic games, on the other hand, seem to get through his defenses a little bit. Hmn...

The audience around is watching intently. From what everyone can see, it's been pretty even so far, the two fighters trading hits that seem to do a fair amount to each other... Hotaru is fast but can she keep one step ahead of Birdie? "What? I'm not in the mood to get crushed by you!" the girl retorts, sounding a little annoyed. What does he think she's going to do? Just let him clobber her over and over until she's a bloody pulp like last time?

Still, no one wins a fight by just standing still, so she knows she has to stay on him if she's going to pull this off. Breathing in, the girl charges forward again, trying to look for signs of retaliation as she leaps directly up onto Birdie, trying to get her hands around his neck so that she swing up onto his back. If she pulls it off, she'll keep both her arms around his neck while driving her feet into his lower back - kind of a weird method of trying to bend him backward, but hey, at least if she actually gets into position she might prove hard to budge loose!

COMBATSYS: Birdie endures Hotaru's Strong Throw.

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Birdie           1/----===/=======|=======\-------\0           Hotaru

Birdie lets her get on him. He lets her for things to come.

"That's too damn bad." Birdie grunts as Hotaru climbs on. As she crushes her feet into him, Birdie braces, gritting his teeth. His lower back is really smashes by the legs, surprising amount from her really. When she drives them in, Birdie's none to pleased about her. He's going to crush her.

His first movement seems to be trying to give her a reverse headbutt with his bullspike. If that works... it sets everything else into motion. If not, he's pretty much doomed from there on.

But hell, he's going for it.

"Now this is gonna happen!"

Which then Birdie will rip her off his back, place her down infront of him and drive her into the ground just like that, pushing her and crushing her with all his might. He moves to stab with his hair, right against the plane itself.

And if that works, mountains of punches down into her small body, huge fists that you can barely see past coming down, one after another in a terrible cacophony of pain. If Hotaru is lucky the worst she'll get from this is a black eye. But not every one is that lucky.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru dodges Birdie's The Birdie MAX.

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Birdie           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Hotaru

Hotaru's lucky day. She doesn't get pounded into a fine mist as Birdie seeks to get revenge for the problems he's had with her teacher, Ryo Sakazaki. The girl gets in behind him like she intended, hands around his neck, her feet driving into his lower back. It's not like she has any prayer of pulling the man down to the ground with direct force like that, but it should at least give him a sore neck and a bit of a back ache.

The girl slips away just in the nick of time, however, as he swings his head back in an attempt to gouge her with that deadly hair of his. What does he put in that anyway? Some kind of hair-cement?? Not that Hotaru is looking for tips, per say, it's just a strange sight to behold. His attempt land the savage combination of strikes falls just barely shy as Hotaru scrambles away quickly with no attempt to hide the panic that provoked her reaction. Maybe she felt the surge in him just before the attack and knew just how much trouble she was about to be in...

Once she's on her feet again, the girl grits her teeth, looking Birdie over carefully. Charging him with her hit and run tactics /seem/ to be working out okay. Wearing him down little by little at least. Leaning forward into another run, the girl jumps at him again - lower this time, just high enough to try and spin into a jump kick targeted toward his mighty chest. Hardly the type of attack to take down a giant, but she plans on landing light on her feet and backing away again anyway. The little chick-a-dee doens't like staying close to him.

COMBATSYS: Birdie fails to interrupt Light Kick from Hotaru with Medium Punch.
- Power fail! -

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Birdie           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Hotaru

Well, Hotaru sure is lucky to day. This makes Birdie's like a living hell. Like any other day a dodge beast begins to dodge. She jumps right out of the way, and he's stuck in the plane. There's nothing he can do except wait for something to come and kill him. BAMF. Hair stuck in. It's humiliating for that to happen, but it does anyways.

Trying to pull his hair free, Birdie yanks on the plane but it doesn't happen.

Then Hotaru comes back and runs back at him, jumping towards his might chest. Birdie tries to throw a punch to knock her RIGHT AWAY but it doesn't happen. Instead, Birdie's STILL stuck. The kick, however, knocks him loose, sending him flying across the ground towards the other wing. AT LEAST HE'S UNSTUCK.

"Ugh." He curses his luck.

The kick sends the man landing on the opposite wing and Hotaru is able to retreat just like one might expect if they've seen the girl fight often enough to get used to her style of combat. She saw that swing Birdie made for her - if it had hit it would have been devestating. But she barely scraped by and fortunately for her it looks like the spike-haired mountain of muscle is the one that takes the worst end of that exchange.

Hotaru knows better than to act with just plain confidence after that. Some of her hits have been skill and speed while others have just been blind luck, the sort that can turn fights in the nastiest of ways that even elite fighters have a hard time planning for.

But now's not the time to rest on her laurels. Birdie is the sort that could turn this around severely with a single hit - or a combination of blows that could crush a fighter like her. She'll need to stick to what she knows best. Yup. Hitting and running. Charging toward the large fighter again, Hotaru leaps up higher than her last jump kick, slamming her foot down as she attempts to drive her heel onto the top of his head, just to the side of where that dangerous hair-spike of his is. If she connects, she'll push off to flip up high and land a ways off. Yes, using her opponents as trampolines isn't unusua for her, it seems.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru successfully hits Birdie with Koushuu Da.
- Power hit! -

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Birdie           1/------=/=======|=======\=------\1           Hotaru

Birdie can't get no break.

And it just keeps coming. Birdie's screwed this fight. It must be those damn plane's fault. It has to be. No other way.

So Birdie gets slammed for it. As Hotaru jumps towards him, the kick slams into his midsection, right into his head. And she flips off all right, using him as a trampoline. But he doesn't wanna be used for one.

And blam, it just comes again. Birdie's down for the count. He's seeing Birdies. So he just throws himself right at Hotaru, trying to get REVENGE.

IF he's lucky. Hotaru takes a stop at Headbutt City, visiting the corner of Bull Spike Ave, and finally is launched up and over and probably onto the ground.

But he's not lucky today. He's dead.

Either way, Birdie's down for the count, falling face forward.

COMBATSYS: Birdie can no longer fight.

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Hotaru           1/-----==/=======|

COMBATSYS: Hotaru interrupts Bull Revenger from Birdie with Heavy Kick.

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Hotaru           1/=======/=======|

Back on her feet, Hotaru spins around to see Birdie hauling toward her like a train that just jumped its tracks. She's been very evasive throughout the fight, and it served her well. But right now she thinks she sees an opening that will let her land a decisive hit, even if it means... oh yes, not getting out of the way. "KYA!" the girl exclaims, spinning around to deliver one of the hardest single kicks she's ever dished out straight into the side of Birdie's incoming head. It isn't enough to stop the force of the painful charge that hits her in the chest. Oh dear no. And in fact he headbutts her along the entire length of the plane, the girl crashing against the tail in the back before sliding down into a seated position against it.

For a few seconds it looks like the two took each other out completely. Hotaru by landing a ton of hits on Birdie and Birdie by... hitting her twice. But the girl slowly stirs after a moment just before the judges call it and manages to push herself up to her feet by using the tail for support. Her bloody shoulder and aching chest causing her to stagger as she pushes off from the tail, not looking like she's ready for too much more action.

To her luck she doesn't have to be, though, as her opponent is down for the count. He didn't get the revenge he pictured, since the girl isn't exactly a bloody smear on the top of the plane. But the downside of that is she might need to expect trouble in the future. Even though he's lying still, the girl keeps her distance as she makes her way out of the fight. Who knows. He might just jump up by surprise and break her in half or something!

COMBATSYS: Hotaru has ended the fight here.

Log created on 18:41:11 10/05/2007 by Hotaru, and last modified on 13:44:17 10/06/2007.