Neo League 676 - #688: Tran vs Sergio

Description: Sergio and Dr. Tran fight in a brewery. This is a /great/ idea. ( Winner: Tran )

Sometimes a street corner just isn't good enough for the competitors. Sure, there's nothing wrong with serving out a beatdown on the sidewalk, but often times one yearns for something more. Luckily the Neo League will set you right up when that's the case. Whether by accident or set up they've somehow managed to get an on-location match inside of a Samuel Adams brewery in Someplace, America. Now, the plan was to have the fight amongst the stills themselves, with the crazy pipes everywhere giving both excellent scenery and good chances to duck and weave among them.

This plan, however, was fatally flawed. You simply can't put Sergio in a place with alcohol and expect him to stay where the undrinkable kind is held. So rather than standing over where the cameras are set up, he's at the cooling tanks and testing station, laughing it up and drinking mug after mug of cool, extra fresh beer- despite both the brewery manager and League officials trying to tell him it's unacceptable.

Large, powerful, drunk men don't usually care about such demands and orders, however, "Awww, just give it a rest. You're gonna get plenty of advertising done, so what does it matter if I have a pint or two? Or hell, a gallon or two. Haha! So what if the match is about to start, get the cameras over here! This is the place to be."

Honestly, dazzling location or no, this is the daily grind. Get up, drink your hangover away, put pants on, head to the location that some chucklehead picked out with an atlas and some darts. Get trashed, fight, get trashed, pass out, repeat.

That's why, looking completely unimpressed with the vast amounts of alchohol around him, mainly because of the vast amounts of alcohol within him, Dr. Tran makes a stunning entrance on the scene! "What the goddamn hell is everybody doing over here, I show up by the thingies and it's like a goddamn ghost town...brewery, and then it turns out everybody is over here drinking and making merry? Goddamn it, let's just get this over with before I hang myself off a giant bottle or something."

Clearly, the doctor is in good form tonight.

Drinking isn't a serious matter for Sergio, except when the booze starts to run out. For now though he's getting annoyed enough with the constant badgering that he's almost ready to just give in and head back to the cameras, alcohol still in hand. But that's about when Tran walks in. "Hey! What are you doing here, I remember you." He's just about to offer the good Doctor a beer when he realizes, "Hah! You must be here to fight, aren't you." A wily grin forms on his lips and he steps away from the testing taps.

"Pretty great, isn't it? We get to kick ass and drink all the beer we can at the same time!" That produces a frown from the plant manager, but what's he going to do? Mug now half empty the Italian stops about seven feet from Tran. "What's with the sour look on your face? Jesus, you'd think your just found out your mom was a whore or something." Yea, real smooth when he's drunk isn't he? "Bah, whatever, lets get this going! I'm sure a hardy asskicking will cheer you up!"

"It's pretty goddamn awesome, sure. Who are you, again?" Dr. Tran levels a squinty glare at Sergio, trying to remember if he's actually met this guy or not. And then, dawning realization! "Oh, oh! You', no. I got nothin'."

Taking a step forward that's only slightly unsteady, Tran raises a hand and balls it into a fist repeatedly, flexing it in preparation for the fight ahead. "I don't know what planet you're from, jackass,, you know what? I'm not even going to bother, you look like the stubborn type. Let's just get this over with."

COMBATSYS: Sergio has started a fight here.

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Sergio           0/-------/-------|

Then, with only a minor pause, Dr. Tran darts forward, hand outstretched for Sergio's throat. Then he realizes the other man is like a foot taller than him, and goes for it anyway! If Tran manages to nab it, he'll jump up, trying to hang on like his life depends on it, and then swing one foot into the playboy's stomach.

It might work, right? Shut up.

COMBATSYS: Tran has joined the fight here.

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Tran             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Sergio

COMBATSYS: Sergio fails to interrupt 3 2 1...Dr Tran from Tran with Fierce Punch.

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Tran             0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0           Sergio

"Hah! So you don't remember me? Well, that's fine. I'm sure you'll remember soon enough once I smack you upside the head a few times." It's almost as if Tran is ready to engage in an epic battle of wits, but it seems that he realizes that's a pretty futile gesture against someone as drunk as Sergio, and opts for a more direct approach.

Tran coming at him quick? Awesome. Sergio takes the time to crack his knuckles, not even seeming to care as a hand wraps around his throat. However, when the foot is lifted up to kick he suddenly smashes his right fist forward at Tran's face. Too slow. The foot smashes into his gut and keels him over, seeming to be far more effective than it really should. Sergio even stumbles away as if hit by a flying jumpkick! "A-augh! Sonofa- kicking a guy full of beer in the gut?! I'll get you for that one." There's a good natured, if cocky, grin on his face now.

The way Tran goes flying backward after nailing Segio on the gut, you'd think that he really was hit there. But no, it's just that, y'know. He was kicking pretty hard, and Sergio is essentially huge. Boing! Tran does a full backflip before landing low in a three-point position. "Do you understand how head trauma works? God, I can't tell if you're as dumb as you are big or if you're just drunker than you look." Damn big people and their...their...bigosity.
"I mean, come on. Whose fault is it for dunking their head in the beer tank right before a fight? At least man up enough not to complain about it! Hell, I'm totally pickled, but you don't hear me complaining about hitting you in the stomach!" Tran pauses, and then blinks a couple of times. Something there went wrong, but he can't quite identify what. Solution: GATHER TRUE POWER. And that's just what Tran starts to do, barely visible waves of power rippling through the air toward him.

COMBATSYS: Tran gathers his will.

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Tran             0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0           Sergio

"Head trauma? What the hell are you talking about?" Two and two make zero in this case, as Sergio completely fails to understand Tran's speaking of his comment. Getting a bit of an annoyed look, the large man rolls his eyes, "Yeah, yeah. I'm pretty drunk. What's it to you? I'm just sayin' that the first goddamn thing you have to do /isn't/ coming up and kicking me in the gut, that's all."

As Tran powers himself up Sergio snickers, "Oh man, you're friggin' nuts to try that shit against me. Don't you know that just standin' there like a stone wall is going to get you wrecked?" Somehow Tran is supposed to know this despite not remembering him. "Well, whatever. Don't blame me- you asked for it!"

The man drops down into a low power posture, and then brings his right arm back. It wavers in the air for a short moment... and then shoves it forward, "HAAH!" There's nothing at first, save for the sound of a Neo League official's hand smacking into his forehead, and then suddenly the ground shakes. The ground suddenly tears open, and a torrent of water breaks through, tearing up the concrete foundation and rushing towards Tran, completely wrecking so much expensive brewing equipment, everything rushing downstream to try and clobber the good Doctor.

COMBATSYS: Tran blocks Sergio's Whitewater.

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Tran             0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0           Sergio

"Yeah, well the first thing you do doesn't have to" Tran pauses, brain stretching to try to find something to fault Sergio for. If only there were something! And then Sergio wrecks the joint, sending a sweeping tide of debris rushing at the doctor. That'll do. "Wrecking the whole goddamn place!"

And really. Wrecking a /brewery?/ Has Sergio no respect for anything? Does he hold NOTHING sacred? This will not stand - even if Tran doesn't particularly like being here, it plays an integral part in his chosen lifestyle. So he stands there, awaiting the onslaught in protest. In fact, he stands there as hard as he can.

This may be a mistake, as Tran is immediately concealed from sight by the enormous wave. He's probably dead, or lost forever, or maybe he's just standing there the whole time as is quickly revealed when the water passes by. Man, he looks kinda pissed.

"I'm sorry, I didn't catch whatever bullshit you were spouting." Taking a hefty looking piece of piping in hand, Tran moves forward. "Maybe you could run that by me again, except without an ego that looks like the Hindenburg?" Then he hucks it at Sergio's head. "Dick!"

COMBATSYS: Sergio Toughs Out Tran's Large Thrown Object!

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Tran             0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0           Sergio

Hey, the place where the beer that was already done wasn't harmed at all, so what's the big deal? "Aw screw off, I can wreck the place if I damn well please!" How /did/ they let a guy like him into a factory anyway? Does anyone know just how much it's going to cost to repair the equipment, let alone patch the foundation, which now fails to meet county regulations? They might have to shut the whole place down for months!

Tran is washed over by the waves and Sergio grins, only to find him standing there relatively unharmed for all the shit that just slammed into him. "Jesus, you're tough shit, aren't you? Ah well, that just means I'll have a bit more fun." With a wide grin on his face the man charges towards him, only to find a huge hunk of pipe twirling through the air at him.

But Sergio just doesn't seem to care. Maybe he has an extraordinarily thick skull, or maybe it's all the booze, but when that pipe smacks into his head the only effect is to cause it to whip back momentarily with a loud clang, the pipe twirling off to parts unknown. "I've gotcha now, you little twerp!" And so Sergio barrels straight into Tran, going for a tackle style takedown, simply lowering his shoulder and trying to plow Tran over and crush him into the ground, a 'trail' of water flowing out behind him as he speeds up for the impact. "...rrrrrrRRRRAAAAAGH!"

COMBATSYS: Tran interrupts Strong Throw from Sergio with Dr. Tran Bites the Bullet.

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Tran             1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0           Sergio

Well, that's fair. Sergio can wreck the place if he wants to, sure. It's probably going to piss a lot of people off (and endear him to a lot of others). But when it comes to Dr. Tran, it's another matter entirely! "You screw off, screwhead! I like the beer from this place, so I'm /trying/ not to turn it into a big pile of rubble!"

Undeterred by the face that the pipe seemed to have little to no effect, Tran stops and stands again, waiting for the man to get up in his grill. Perhaps not quite so hard as before, but fairly hard nonetheless. In fact, he even turns about, twisting and hunching over like a coiled spring. And then Sergio crashes into the doctor, rocking him backwards a step. Only a step, though, because then Tran unwinds and slams his fist forward into Sergio's jaw. "GRAAAAAAAAGH!"

Sergio is cut off mid-scream by a powerful fist crushing into his jaw, cutting his tackle short and lifting him up before he falls to the ground in a heap. Though it's painful, he's not down for long. "Hmph" The man pushes himself up slowly, and laughs, "Yeah, the beer here is great, but I'm not gonna go out of my way to keep from breakin' the joint. I don't /want/ to put the place out of commission, but if that's what it takes? Fine!"

Undetered, though he should be, by the casual ease with which Tran's been knocking him around and putting aside his power, Sergio lunges forward, leaping into the air to try and kick Tran in the chest. It's an attempt to throw him off balance so that he can land and then smack him in the gut three times with his fists, all before the all important finisher: a palmstrike that stops short of contact and fires a concentrated burst of water at point blank range. "Hyah!"

COMBATSYS: Sergio successfully hits Tran with Breaker.

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Tran             1/-======/=======|=======\-------\1           Sergio

Perhaps Sergio's current level of 'deterred' is just right, considering what happens. Dr. Tran, still pissed but at least doing pretty well in the fight, opens his mouth. He's about to say something, possibly sensical, possibly not, and he's about to take a simple step to the side at the same moment. Sometimes, trying to do two things at once just doesn't pay off. Tran's foot finds another loose piece of piping, and he slips. Just enough to throw him off-balance, which in turn lets Sergio kick him which makes him even more off-balance, and then ass is getting kicked three ways to Sunday.

The end result is a pile of Dr. Tran at the base of a nearby, heavily dented wall. It takes a moment for him to get up, but the wall helps. The wall definately helps. " least now you're trying to break the right thing. ...douche." Shaking his head, Tran takes a staggered step forward. "Here, let's try this again." Then he explodes. Steam is everywhere, leaving the doctor a vague outline. A very /busy/ outline. Look at all of that partially concealed motion! Just what is he up?

Things could hardly go more right for Sergio as he tears into Tran. The kicks, the punches, even the final shot of water seems to go about as perfectly as it possibly can, no doubt in thanks to the fact that Tran's footing is shot to hell by the time he gets there. He doesn't exactly take notice of that little fact, however, and decides it's a great time to gloat. "Haha! That's right, I'm not exactly the pushover you thought I was, am I?"

Lets all forget the fact that Tran never said he was in the first place and focus on something else. Like that huge eruption of steam that's now almost completely obscuring him from view. "The hell? Why don't you go ahead and /do/ something besides hide?" Not knowing what is going on in there, and really not wanting any part of it, he reaches down his shirt and pulls out, of all things, six feet of heavy rope. He flings it towards the outline, and as it goes water begins to spin around it, speeding it up and carrying it towards Tran so that the rope can choke the everloving crap out of him and blast him with the water itself. "Gotcha!"

COMBATSYS: Tran successfully hits Tran with Dr. Tran Sets Them Straight.

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Tran             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1           Sergio

COMBATSYS: Tran dodges Sergio's Whirlpool.

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Tran             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1           Sergio

"You're twice the idiot I thought you were!" Tran's slightly muffled voice carries through the steam, followed by a couple of light grunts. "God, I think you cracked a rib..." Then there's a loud popping sound, and soon after Dr. Tran comes bursting out of the cloud, filled with vim and vigor thanks to the miracles of modern medicine!

Just in time to narrowly avoid being hogtied, it seems like. Sergio's rope trick goes flying right over the head of the doctor, who is even now charging directly at the Sassy McSassypants. "Seriously, do you ever just shut up? Shut up!"

And then Tran is up in Sergio's face again, this time leaping into the air to get enough height to hopefully maybe straight up land on the bigger man, driving him down to the ground. And if he can manage it, Tran'll follow it up by using Sergio as a trampoline and doing a bellyflop back down. If Sergio wants to throw water around, then the doctor will act like he's at the pool!

COMBATSYS: Sergio fails to interrupt Dr. Tran's Summer Splash from Tran with Forty Days and Forty Nights.

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Tran             0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1           Sergio

Sergio... he's really not the type to be able to figure out that Tran's in a lot better shape after coming out of the steam-cloud than he was when he went in. The evasion of the rope gets an annoyed look, but that sort of thing happens to Sergio enough that it's not a huge surprise. Ah well, if he got out of that one he'll just have to make his next move all the more devastating!

He opens his mouth for a retort... and then simply states, "Fine." When the exclamation is shouted at him. Holy crap, he's actually shutting up! But it's so that he can, oh god, concentrate. You see, Tran is flying high up in the air soon, and trying to come down on him like he's at the pool. So what is Sergio's genius plan? To turn the whole goddamn place into one giant pool. Problem is, actually /thinking/ about that kind of crap is totally not his style. He'd have been better off just trying to intercept with an uppercut- seriously. But oh, the water does explode from him- an incredibly massive amount, chi erupting in every direction with enough volume to actually fill the place up about three feet.

Except then Tran comes crashing down, landing on Sergio. The splash is monumental... but it's made by Sergio, not Tran! His body hitting the water causes it to separate and blast away before he crushes into the ground. And then, unfortunately for him, the water all evaporates at once, rushing in to fill in the huge gap that was just made and engulf Tran, only vanish from existence before a single drop gets on him. " fuck."

It's enough to make Tran pause, and count his blessings. After he rolls off of Sergio, at least. That was impressive. Damn impressive. It's kind of humbling, really.

The man actually shut up!

Also there was a bunch of water stuff, I guess, but since none of it really hit Tran at all, he's not too impressed by that. Still, the doctor feels that he should probably say something. In gratitude, that is. "Oh. Uh...Thanks for that, then." To further show his gratitude, Tran'll roll back over and just try to land a solid hook into the middle of Sergio's chest. That's a good way to thank someone, right?

COMBATSYS: Sergio endures Tran's Strong Punch.

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Tran             0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0           Sergio

Suddenly going stoic now that his big nasty scary water attack of doom has failed to do anything other than look like it's flashy and little else. Still, acting that way is pretty damn new to him, and he decides it can be fun as well. Playing it up he simply gives a grunt of acknowledgement to Tran's words. Then he gets punched. He gets punched in the chest.

Hey, that kind of hurts. His body rocks backwards from the blow, and he stares at Tran. Then his own water-wreathed right fist comes up, and shoots straight forward, returning the favor. Sergio punch. Sergio punch hard.

COMBATSYS: Tran blocks Sergio's Fierce Punch.

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Tran             0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Sergio

Honestly, this is kind of refreshing. An opponent who doesn't run their mouth off: it's like finding a gold nugget the size of your torso in a riverbed. Or winner two lotteries. Words almost can't describe the deep, heartfelt joy it bring Dr. Tran.

Not that the doctor is just going to let Sergio walk all over him, though. Sergio's punch impacts Tran's arm, the one that was holding him up, but luckily it's not needed anymore because the force of the punch is more than enough to get Tran vertical enough to shakily get his feet again. So what's Tran do from there? Easy. He grunts right back at Sergio, takes a step back, and then once more gathers his true power, which is more true and more powerful than anybody else's.

COMBATSYS: Tran gathers his will.

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Tran             1/----===/=======|=====--\-------\0           Sergio

Sergio frowns when Tran intercepts the punch with his arm. Not much he can do about that! Ok, so he could try again, but repeatedly punching at the same spot over and over bores even him. Variety is the spice of life, so they say.

Of course he's going to frown even more hugely when Tran powers himself up, wanting more punching and kicking and less standing around acting like a badass. So he does the appropriate thing and steps forward, lifting his leg high up above his head and then bringing it crashing down towards Tran's shoulder for a vicious axe-kick, an explosion of water erupting upon any made contact. "Nngh!"

COMBATSYS: Tran interrupts Strong Kick from Sergio with Dr. Tran Bites the Bullet.

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Tran             1/---====/=======|=======\-------\1           Sergio

Variety is the spice of life, but nothing's as spicy as DR. TRAN. Wait, what? Nevermind.

When Tran sees Sergio coming at him, it seems like there's not a whole lot he can do. Well, there's a whole lot he COULD do, but a real American hero like Tran knows in his heart that there's only one option he can really take here. Twisting around again, he takes Sergio's axe-kick right on the shoulder. Tran staggers under the impact, going down to one knee, but then he bounces back like a man made out of rubberbands.

BAM! Tran takes it up a notch with another shot to Sergio's chest. Unlike some people, he does NOT have a problem with punching someone in the same place over and over again! "Hragh!"

And so Sergio's kick fails to make a devastating hit on Tran, and he gets beaned hard in the chest for his efforts. He staggers backwards, gritting his teeth and letting out a loud grunt. This is where Sergio should summon up every last bit of his power and try and crush Tran beneath his might. This is where he should show him his 'true power' and give everything he's got into taking Tran down. Only... he's trying to be different for a change. So instead? Instead he reaches over to a pipe on a holding tank and reefs on it, contorting the metal horribly, reaching out with his other hand for Dr. Tran, trying to lift him up and cram him mouth first over the pipe. So that he can force gallons of liquid down the man and drown him. Drown him in beer.

COMBATSYS: Sergio can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Tran endures Sergio's Random Weapon!

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For a moment, Tran simply considers getting out of the way, considering the obvious shape his opponent is in. But then he sees just what it is that Sergio's up to, and a kinda funny look gets into Tran's eye. If he wasn't a tiny asian man, you could say he gets a steely gaze.

So Sergio picks him up and shoves him forward, and Tran meets it with mouth open wider than seems humanly possible, clamping down onto the pipe with his teeth as the beer comes pouring out and around the doctor. Plenty of it goes in, but a lot more goes everywhere else, splashing all over the place. Tran hangs on until it's totally spent, and then detaches himself, wiping his mouth. Then he belches, and then he starts to stagger off, no longer capable of seeing straight. Maybe he'll find someone willing to treat what's sure to be a nasty case of alchohol poisoning somewhere around here. Or more beer. Or...something.

COMBATSYS: Tran has ended the fight here.

Log created on 22:45:28 05/21/2008 by Tran, and last modified on 14:39:40 05/22/2008.