Neo League 751 - #775: Candy vs Naerose

Description: Candy and Naerose are summoned to the mall for the Naeo league (as renamed by Naerose herself). They do battle and .. sort of get along? It seems robots are mostly okay with bizarre witch girls. Who would of figured? (Winner: Tie)

The mall was a great place to have a league bout go on. It struck up business for the locals stores and on top of that (despite them being some mega chains) There was exceptions like the Pao Pao Cafe and the Moonlight Grove. So they occasionally happen in the middle of the mall with a roped off area and in this case with the word: Neo scribbled out to say instead 'Naeo'. . With red crayon. The vandal in question is a woman dressed in red, holding a red crayon with red lipstick and the conspicious look around her lips as though she was eating something red. In her hand is a red crayon. . With the top bitten off. Talk about red handed.

"I hope I get free stuff today." She says, as if anyone would listen. The crew who are to televise this are doing everything in their power to be somewhere else while she is free to beg their lunches off of them. They know. they know. Somehow she's here earlish, as though she ws already in the mall causing fresh trouble.

As the choice, Southtown Mall, was chosen.. Candy did not seem to care. She understands the reasons behind it. They make sense. Logically, that is how it goes. Delivered there, Candy walks into the mall.. dressed oddly enough, like just another person. She wears a sweater, a bit heavy, and a pair of pants.. normal ones. Candy does not bother with anything thin .. it may ruin an already damaged frame.. but the workings underneath have been repaired. There is only so much the scientists can do.

As Candy arrives, she notes the witch drawing on the Neo League sign, including an A within it. Candy does not understand the practice of vandalism. "The sign states this is the sight for a Neo League match, correct?" She inquires, body warming up already for the fight.

"I have been tasked with a fight with Naerose, but I am not familiar with such a person." Candy speaks, logic spinning, working within her.

Meanwhile, Candy begins to scan the area. Quite a bit to use, people, objects.. and the Mall itself.

Cadny isn't really one who is noticed or paid attention to until she speaks and then mentions Nae Nae by nae, except not calling her Nae Nae. She responds though, it is bright reply with a biig smile and a wave.

"Hi hi!" exclaims Naerose and waves.. As stated before, she waves once, not twice.

"I'm Naerose, and this is the Naeo League," she says with a smile.

"Don't listen to her, she's just crazy," murmurs one of the crew dryly.

Naeroes puts her crayon in to her hat and then stands and stretches. She reaches down, picks up a broom and fights another yawn.

"I was hoping there would be freestuff, but I'm not sure if anyone's heard of me.. so maybe you're famous?" asks the witch, in no apparent rush to get into it.

Why would anyone assume she's a witch you ask? Well because she's got the hat and broom, you might think she is a clown, but she is a clown that is obviously trying to look like a witch.

As Naerose waves, exclaiming hello, Candy nods, looking to her and towards the crew. She believes the crew more. He is part of the outfit. Naerose is not. Logically.

But as Naerose puts the crayon in her hat, picks up her broom, and fights a yawn, Candy shakes her head. "No. I am relatively unknown still." Candy responds, as she has both been programmed to, and logically. "This will be one of my first fights." For this 'persona' at least.

"I am sorry you will not get anything." But as the witch has a hat and broom.. Candy expects nothing of her. She is neither a clown. Nor a witch. But a woman, or a young lady, who is a fighter. A warrior with their own style, or else they would not be here.

Logic dictates, at least.

"So we have been scheduled to fight then today."

The machine pulls backwards, not immediately assaulting. "I will be waiting for the start from the crew. But I do not have anything to give you, either."

COMBATSYS: Naerose has started a fight here.

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Naerose          0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Candy has joined the fight here.

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Candy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Naerose

"Huh." Naerose statse and scratches her head a little more and then shakes her head before replying.

"See here is the thing, sometimes the crew brings treats or sometimes the shops nearby have free samples or sometimes there is even a sponsor that brings something neat. But I don't have a sponsor and none of the shops have any samples and the crew brought nothing!" exclaims the witch.

Why do the crew bring treats? To draw in spectators, you know those people in the background who have one sprite animation for raising their hand and cheering, minus the cheering. Actually they look dorky except when they're neato cameos. That being the case, Naeroes would eat the treats if they were there for free and therefore no treats are brought. As to the lack of store advertisement goodies, once again, Naerose. As to the lack of sponsors, who in their right mind would sponsor Naerose?

And still she makes no move to be fighting.

As Naerose scratches her head, Candy steps forwards, looking over to Naerose as she speaks. The machine is emotionless, for the most part. she could act, but she does not truly understand any reason to, especially in a fight. "They do? I am not sure. Perhaps you should find a food sponsor then. If you are successful then you will be capable of having quite a bit of food." She is knowledgable, at least.

But as Naerose begins to focus upon things, on food and the like.. Naerose seems to refuse to start. The Machine is at a loss, but the secondary protocol starts up. Instead of acting like Rugal and refusing to move, Candy moves first, moving forwards, towards Naerose.. and lashes out, as she gets close, a simple strike with a tonfa towards the witches midsection.

"I am sorry. This must start now." She notes, "We have come for a fight." The tonfa is thrust forwards afterwards.

COMBATSYS: Naerose blocks Candy's Medium Strike.

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Candy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Naerose

Tonfa or no Tonfa, Naerose is confused, why would someone attack her? She's surprised too and her eyes widen but then she just lowers herself, squares her shoulders and makes a reprisal. Nothing spectacular, just a sweeping broom gesture, possibly aiming to take Candy off her feet and it isn't until she's done all of that when the witch finally decides to speak again.

"Hey no fair, we were talking about food and doing so quite pleasantly before you decided to go and do something like that!"

It is almost as if the fight hadn't entered her mind. She certainly isn't thinking about it now. The crew can be at least happy that they arn't standing around having to endure Naerose' hijinx any longer.
Though aloof as she is, her style holds none of that, she moves precise, more or less.

COMBATSYS: Candy blocks Naerose's Clean Sweep.

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Candy            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0          Naerose

As Naerose notes about the situation, Candy clearly isn't worried. The sweeping gesture of her assault is obvious. Candy notes this, and the proper response is obtained. It would be best to simply let it brush off her. Even if the witch has strength, it clearly would not be enough to toss her away. .. and the sweater laden fighter does just that, Candy letting the sweeping gesture bounce off her metal frame, causing some structural damage.. not that it would respond to a fighter any differently.

"We were scheduled for a fight. I started the fight." Candy observes. "It is fair." She can't be argued with logically, but the machine is clearly different from Naerose, with her hat and broom. Perhaps.. lost in translation.

As Naerose continues to stand, Candy ... has a certain path to follow. Deception. Deception is quite worthwhile, especially in a fight. "Do attack then. I will let you attack now. I wish to make up for my actions before."

In reality, Candy is thinking, working against Naerose, her eyes scanning the woman, pulling known information from her, from various league battles, and other tournaments she was in. All of it helpful. All of it .. worth something.

COMBATSYS: Candy focuses on her next action.

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Candy            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0          Naerose

"Yeah okay.." Naerose replies and then moves in accordance with Candy's wishes. One thing that she is certain of is that there might be some advantage to the Robot's unusual stance, though Naerose doesn't know she's a robot, she doesn't even try to figure out her opponent, instead she goes straight on for it, attacking Candy without a moment's hesitation and aiming right for.. A hug?

"You need some love." Naerose obvserves in the most unusual of ways. With a smile on her face she tries to full on body tackle Candy to the ground and land on her on the way. It's a glomp. Most people would be horrified at such a disgusting tactic, especially from Naerose, there are those that groan, having seen it used before. How will Candy respond? Anyone's guess.

COMBATSYS: Candy blocks Naerose's Glomp.

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Candy            0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0          Naerose

With Naerose taking the shot, Candy allows Naerose to do as she will. She realizes this attack may be coming. But Candy does not realize so soon. It is demoralizing for most fighters. Candy .. is different. She does not worry about such things. They are unimportant, to her.

But as Naerose comes in, attempting to hug Candy... the machine prepares, allowing Naerose to tackle her, but the steadfast nature of a robot, and her rather heavy frame, does not allow for Naerose to tackle her to the ground.

But she does not entirely react like Naerose expects. She is silent for a while. Unmoving. "Do I?" She thinks of Kula. She is just a robot, is she not? The voices pick up. Candy cannot silence the errors that begin to seethe through the programming. Something the scientists haven't been able to weed out, either. There's nothing she can clearly do to stop it.

There is nothing that she does to stop it. She merely lets them flow, letting the .. clearly errored.. code filter through her systems. "Yes. I do." She lets Naerose hug her for a bit. "But .. I must fight. It is what I must do."

Naerose, so close, may not be ready for what happens. Tendrils of solid light filter around the woman, spinning, twisting, turning about her.. the robot doesn't even move. "So I am sorry, Naerose." The lines of light shift in between the two .. and the solid light, spinning, sharp, converges in on Naerose from so close, attempting to spear her, pushing her backwards, farther away from the robot.. a directive she is sad to follow.

It may be possible to avoid.. however.

COMBATSYS: Candy successfully hits Naerose with Critical Shoot.

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Candy            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0          Naerose

That was surprising, so much so that well, Naerose has never had anyone say maybe to the whole yo uneed love and sort of let her go through with that glomping motion, but Candy doesn't really stop her, so Naerose is left stunned, and then she's being attacked again. She tries to get out of the way this time, but it's far to slow and she ends up getting hit anyway.

Oh man, OUCH!" She exclaims, and then shakes her head quickly to clear it. She tries to make up the distance to Candy, appears to trip over her feet and starts barreling toward her with dangerous speed. This could spell trouble for well, someone.

"Eek!" Exclaims Naerose who tries to catch herself on Candy and then only then would it seem a ruse as she rather over does the whole getting caught and instead attempts a solid throw.

She really does seem spontanous.

COMBATSYS: Candy interrupts Quick Throw from Naerose with Crow Bite.

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

As Naerose is unsure.. Candy is almost sorry that she had to deceive her. But she really isn't, in the end... perhaps it's the mix of information flooding her system. It is not yet bad enough that as Naerose comes forwards, Candy does not realize what is happening .. and the witch, already tripping forwards, barreling at high speeds... Candy certainly catches her.

But she is an unfeeling machine, and Candy can see a fake assault anyways. Her first reaction is programmed. Not her own.

The hands erupts forwards, a palm stopping Naerose in her motion, despite Candy being twisted and crashed into .. and the second is a fist like a piston, sending Naerose careening away, watching on in .. neither care, or ignorance. Merely observing the response her assault can set into motion.

"You should not have tried to deceive me.. you clearly aren't a true friend." Candy notes, the sweater wearing girl adds, shaking her head.

"You never deceive a friend." Candy adds in, slowly walking forwards, now with more of a purpose.

The witch is forced back from her attack, she looks a little surprised too and presses her lips together, regarding Candy, who has done a very good job of rebuking her thus far.

"You know.." Naerose begins, while adjusting her shades, "Sometimes things just don't go your way and when that happens there isn't a lot you can do.. But I think you might just slip up.. If you have a perfect game.. Good for you.. I believe all things equal in the end.. So .."

Naerose is utterly babbling.

"En Criento!" And shoves a blast of power toward Candy out of her palm, a swirling torrent of destruction.

The witch's hat and dress flutters. It's a real chance, but not a uncalculated risk.

COMBATSYS: Candy fails to reflect End Creation from Naerose with Counter Shot.

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Candy            1/------=/=======|=======\====---\1          Naerose

As Naerose continues on, remarking on Candy's effectiveness so far, the girl says little. The machine is allergic, so to say, to earthly power. As the assault comes, the weaves of light slip forwards, attempting to re-direct the force. Such a thing fails. The energy gets past the guard, the weave utterly broken, and the witch manages the first completely successful strike of the battle so far.

Candy is unable to either absorb it .. or push it back.. the robot crashes backwards, striking the wall as it begins to spark. The pain .. she cannot feel. Systems fall to half efficiency in an instant, and Candy begins to pool reserves. There will be a necessary response in time .. but for the moment, Candy cannot feel it. She can barely feel anything, as her systems overload. There is no sight. There is not hearing, nor feeling. Everything is numb.

But the robot rises.. Candy 'returning' a moment later.

"Everyone has a chance." She states, falling back to her motions, tonfa's raising.

"You do not see it how I do."

"Well if that worked.." Naerose comments while observing Candy whom seems to be well pushed back from that particular attack. She gives her shades an adjustment up her nose so she can better regard the woman before her.

"Well, if that worked then.. How about.. MORE!" And with that, to combine the attack, going from the first blast of energy she combines her hands outward and gathers energy in each palm, a white growing brilliant white light and shouts.

"En Criento EN!"

Then she brings her hands together, sending a swirling torrent of energy exploding fourth toward Candy.

COMBATSYS: Candy reflects End Creation End from Naerose with Access Violation.

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Candy            0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0          Naerose

As Naerose gets a response out of her. The recalibration is complete. She figures Naerose will respond as she has before. And then comes the other white blasts, a swirling torrent of energy exploding forth towards Candy. But the machine isn't so ready to fall. She looks onto to Naerose, the tendrils of light, solid in their form, see through in their vision, begin to snake about. They are noticeable.. they just are not easy to see.

It's obvious, however, that when Naerose begins to spiral the assault towards Candy, she has but one.. last ditch.. choice. The tendrils begin to up around the assault, Candy holding both hands forwards, directing the energy with pin-point calculations and motions, spiralling the assault together, and then looking up to Naerose. "To repeat... anything .. opens up a certain pattern."

The assault is directed backwards, the lancing white light erupting towards Naerose once more again, aiming to strike her in response.. spinning, spiralling with the brilliant white light.

"But I am sure you had other intentions, with your assault." Candy notes. Her systems rest.. after the overexertion in the return of such an assault.

COMBATSYS: Naerose blocks Candy's Reflected End Creation End.

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Candy            0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0          Naerose

Well, one thing can be said is that Naerose can handle her own enery. Holding up her broom and letting it sort of wash all around her. It is searing nd a unfortunate waste of power. you can tell it was draining to use.. But the fight wasn't over, not just yet as the witch seems to have at least some energy left. Wait no, she's panting and starting to look tired.

"Heh.. you're something else, but if you thought it would be easy.. Well.." Naerose begins then moves in to try nd get an attack off on Candy.
"Nothing is done with yet.
She moves over and aims a low kick to the shin, trying to take Candy's knee.
Just to slow her down a little. She needs time, maybe to catch some breath, but more importantly, to bring about her next attack. It's been quite a difficult fight for the witch.

COMBATSYS: Candy blocks Naerose's Light Kick.

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Candy            0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0          Naerose

As Naerose has the broom, the assault washes over her.. but as Naerose looks a bit tired, the robot, Candy, refuses to give up, yet. Things are not yet over. The fight is not yet done. But she cannot focus in such a damaged state. She moves forwards, and as Naerose.. moves, aiming a low kick to the shin to her knee, Candy takes it, moving her leg in a better position to take such a kick .. on the middle, and not the weakened joint.

But as Naerose gets in close, Candy is there too.

It might get dicey.

"It isn't until one falls. I know the rules. I shall respect them." The machine clicks, noticing Naerose's stance, as well as her weakened guard. There is a perfect chance, perhaps. And Candy leans forwards, grasping for Naerose, in an attempt to pull her upwards, and then toss her towards the ground, a simple toss.

Nothing incredibly intricate, or easy to prevent. Not this far in.

COMBATSYS: Naerose dodges Candy's Quick Throw.

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Candy            0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0          Naerose

Naerose needs to back peddle cause she can't afford much more sweet stuff from Candy.. Oooh no. The mechanically moving girl is quite enough spunk for one, or two or even threee days!

"Rules.. sure, but.. can we take a time out?" Asks Naerose while clearly looking like she might want one. The answer, unfortunately for the witch, is probably going to be a big fat NO. Which would make her go awww except she's too busy going OOOO! and trying to avoid too much in the department of pain. There was what she wants to do and what she can do.

"You know.. I always liked cake. How do you feel about it?" The witch asks almost casually, but not without spinning her broom over her head as if she were doing one of those childish things where you say 'if you get hit it's your own fault'. Only she doesn't say that. It was purely an example.

COMBATSYS: Candy interrupts Random Strike from Naerose with Diamond Cutter.

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Candy            0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0          Naerose

As Naerose asks for a time out, Candy shakes her head. "No. There will be no time outs, Naerose. We will end this." The girl is quite serious about this, and does, indeed, believe to end this. Every mechanical motion is difficult. Every action takes resources that are being used up by the moment. Each option will take Candy a step further.

And each step further towards Naerose takes Candy into her own space. This woman who hugged her.

There is more to it than meets the eyes. Candy advances, and Naerose attempts to pull away.. before spinning her broom over her head, spinning and spinning and spinning. Candy should stay away. She realizes this is a poor choice.

She doesn't seem to care. Errors state she should move towards, into her. Her beliefs conflict. But the errors must be dealt with first, and the data that is fed.. is that error. Her eyes flash for a moment, as the light whips outwards, Candy imposing herself infront of Naerose.

The THWACK of the broom against her head is loud and clear, dull sounding, but she doesn't blink. Something slips down Candy's head.. it's black... but is most certainly not blood. A head wound .. that bleeds something else. Candy takes this time to throw her arms around Naerose. Hugging her in response.

"I am neutral about cake. I am happy now." She states once more. "But sad. Because I must.." Must?

The tendrils slide around again, Candy helping them, the cloth of the sweater seeming to help spin Naerose around, fast enough to send her into a spinning wheel like motion, before releasing her into the air, the whips of light lashing her towards the ground in their toss.

Candy steps backwards, .... there are no sparks.. but that isn't important yet.

For a moment Naerose is forgetting that she isn't dealing damage and infact is getting hit herself! So the witch stands back a moment, well steps back and considers that she's not finding a sure fire away around what Candy. She decides to bunker down and consider her options more carefully. The witch adjusts her shades, regards Candy for a while and then.. Gets really indecisive .. I mean REALLY indecisive. She is sort of like.. totally unsure what to do about anything here and then thinks, well if it worked once.

"En Criento!" The witch shoves out her palm and aims a blast at Candy, just like that. After all, we've seen the response that is probably going to come, but who knows, it might work to the witches advantage.

"You have got.. to be getting tired." The witch comments, outloud.

COMBATSYS: Naerose successfully hits Candy with End Creation.
? Strange Hit! ?

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

As Candy attempts to pulls back, leap away from the assault.. the android's energy begins to falter. The machine totters backwards, and as the blast aimed at Candy assaults her, the woman staggers backwards.. and then erupts backwards. The machine clatters against the wall, striking it, before bouncing off, and falling forwards. But it's not all over.

She rises.. slowly.. body.. wounded. There's more of that black stuff. Her frame is compromised. A few key shots from Naerose has changed this into a terrible sight. There's only a few choices she can do now.

And she assumes these are the best chances she has.

In an effort to take out Naerose, she staggers forwards, body stiffening as the machine erupts a limb forwards, tendrils shooting along the tonfa, spiralling, attempting to strike into Naerose. "Error....." She speaks, lightly, unintelligibly, words falling into other ones.

"T-Tired .. does not begin to describe." She states, before the tendrils attempt to pierce the witch, before pulling backwards.

Candy staggers backwards, as light after light begins to falter.. they begin to shut down, programs quitting, ending. She can track them, until that too is ended. Her cycles begin to stop.. but halfway through .. there's a reverse counter measure.

As she moves to falter, to fall away, something begins to spin. A whirring noise.

It's apparent only to those who have developed her.


COMBATSYS: Candy can no longer fight.

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Naerose          0/-------/-----==|

System Error.
Reboot Canceled.

Complete shutdown initiated.

The body seems to simply collapse after the assault, the frame empty, devoid of life.. gone .. nothing left in something that had existed.

The whirring stops. She does not even breathe. A medical team moves in, shortly after.. but are NESTs personnel. They claim no time of death. They claim nothing. They get to the body as fast as they can. But they are not worried for her. They don't care of the damage.

They are only interested in the data she has collected. She is but a tool.

COMBATSYS: Naerose blocks Candy's Access Violation.

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Naerose          0/-------/----===|

Naerose meanwhile stands in admiration and then only just as she is attacked, remembers to bring u p her broom to defend, but it isn't even enough as she is knocked back and then settles down to take a breather. Candy leaving the fight is over. Well that much is good. She's reallly tired. So tired.

"umm Bye!" the witch shouts and then says, "I have got to make friends with her!"

Log created on 20:17:51 09/28/2008 by Naerose, and last modified on 23:51:41 09/28/2008.