Neo League 851 - #862: Heavy D vs Cammy

Description: It's a gamble as Cammy assaults Heavy D! in the middle of a casino publicity event to sneakily wrangle more Neo-League points for the season, and more web-viewers for Throwdown: Shadaloo! ( Winner: Cammy )

This is hardly the kind of place Heavy D! likes to find himself most times. Gambling is...well, not exactly his idea of fun. He tolerates it most times, though, with many of the prime boxing venues having taken to Las Vegas or other similarly glittering destinations. A necessary evil, perhaps. Not that he'd ever gotten far up enough in the normal boxing world to see MGM Grand or anything.

As for why he's here NOW, he does have some minor fame here still in the states, especially with word of his involvement during the Southtown Siege. As such, Capital 7 was banking on some draw power for an autograph session and some kind of public spar in order to draw in more gamblers. Sitting at a small table, with a cardboard cutout of himself standing beside it and a couple security officers at each side, the line was...respectable enough, the boxer seen with sharpie in hand, and a stack of photos to sign at his side.

It's publicity...he doesn't have to like doing it, but it's publicity.

After having left one boxer in the hospital(/right/ after he'd already gotten out, no less), Cammy has been dispatched to test another, this time on television. Across the world, internet viewers are watching a clip package depicting the English-accented Doll as she insinuates herself into the fabric of the casino a couple of days before Heavy D!'s scheduled appearance; she's dealt cards, she's given change, and now she's a cocktail waitress, walking a tray with a single glass of fizzy brown soda resting atop it towards his autograph table. Her twin braids are rolled up into buns at the back of her head, while her blue turtleneck-slash-military garb-slash-swimsuit is concealed beneath a black cocktail waitress' uniform.

A man in a garish tourist's getup has been following her all the while with a little handycam held up before his eyes as if trying to film the casino; in truth, he is responsible for the images being broadcast to the paying viewers of this Shadaloo-run reality TV spectacle.

"Heavy D!," she says softly once she has circumvented the line to stand beside his table. "I was to bring this for you." The tray is lowered nearer to his eye level, with that.

As distracted and occupied with autographs and questions from the various people coming to see him here, D! really had no reason to be worried about anything or any suspicious figures looking at him or for him. As such, when the cocktail waitress approaches the table, the only worry on his mind is the fact that he didn't order any soda. Normally, he'd have ordered a scotch if anything, but with autographs and a spar later, alcohol wasn't exactly a smart idea.

"Hrm? I didn't order anything," he says rather curiously, giving the waitress a strange look, before eying the tray and soda lowered toward eye level with him. Just...what is this, exactly?

COMBATSYS: Cammy has started a fight here.

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Cammy            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: HeavyD has joined the fight here.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Cammy

"Cola," is the straight-forward response.

"Cola, with one cube of ice replaced by a submersible flash grenade," is the less straight-forward response, and sure enough as she says it, Cammy turns her back on the boxer. One of the cubes of ice in the drink brightly glows, and then explodes in a bright white flash, potentially annoying and distracting but little else.

She intends to use the opportunity to quickly rip her uniform - save for the rather unfortunate black fishnets that go with it - away from herself, while her cameraman/disguised tourist goes into the backpack he's been lugging around with him to fling her gauntlets and cap to her. The gloves are slipped on in the air rather than caught, and as she briskly walks away from the boxer and checks on him over a shoulder, the hat is set daintily into place.

COMBATSYS: Cammy calculates her next move.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Cammy

"...the he-" comes the less than intelligent, and awfully cut off answer from the wedgehawked one, struggling to bring his hand up to guard his eyes from the sudden exploding flash that comes from the unwanted glass of cola. Rising and stumbling back out of his chair as his eyes recover from the sudden flash, the boxer looks around, gritting his teeth as he tries to figure out what happened...

And that's when he sees a slightly familiar sight, someone he'd actually faced before, if only for a Neo League tussle. Just what this is for now, he's not sure. Only that he's not happy. And he wished he had his sunglasses on earlier. "What the hell is this?" he asks, flatly and not terribly happy, bare fists clenching tightly as he sinks into his usual peek-a-boo stance.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD focuses on his next action.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Cammy

Two more quick movements, and Cammy's braids are allowed to fall free thanks to the pins keeping them in place being removed.

"It is a sparring match," she says calmly as she shakes her head slightly to and fro to shake those braids free. "That was the intention, was it not?"

She turns in one sudden motion to pounce towards D! with that, one hand out to snag the soda glass from the table and the other arm extended to try wrapping around his waist in passing. She briskly gulps the sweet drink down as she lands, and if successful in making contact she'll hook her arm around his body while slipping behind him, toss the glass away, then fully cinch in a grip about his body.

And then she will twist and wrench backwards to destroy that table with a perfectly arched German suplex.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD blocks Cammy's Hooligan Suplex.

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HeavyD           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0            Cammy

A deepset frown comes over D!'s face. That's not exactly something he wanted to hear, since this is definitely not the 'public spar' that was planned. WIth the former line dispersing fearfully, the boxer sinks back, narrowed eyes trying to get a bead on the pigtailed fighter eying him up in return.

The move that Cammy ends up putting on him is quick, quick enough that she grabs him without much trouble. It's the lifting once she's behind him that's the problem. D! manages to shift up and turn his weight aside to break out of the grip mid hold, dropping out of the air with a hard thump. Not as bad as it would have been if he landed on his head, mind.

"Nnhh...." Pulling himself up from the ground, fists reclench, the wedgehawked fistfighter coming in low to try and aim off a quick repeating one-two combo toward the mysterious fighter, simply trying to put on pressure at the moment with sharp, crisp punches.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Cammy with Rapid Combo.
> Determined Hit! <

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HeavyD           0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0            Cammy

The punches come in quickly enough that Cammy's armoured forearms are simply not there in time to protect her face; she takes both punches dead on in the face, causing her to reel back a couple of steps to recover.

In the back of her mind, she notes to herself that it isn't too terribly different from being hit in the face by Mike Bison, which is good to know, in its way.

She lifts her hands in a seeming attempt at miming a boxer's guard, draws her right hand back as if ready to throw a jab of her own... and then slips towards D!'s side to try grabbing ahold of the back of his jacket and shoving with all of her might to send him face first into a nearby slot machine.

COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits HeavyD with Improvised Throw.

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HeavyD           0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0            Cammy

Good shots...not all he had, but good starting point at least for D!. Drawing back, eyes narrow as he readies for whatever she might retaliate with. And when the feint comes, D! falls for it, finding himself committing to a guard before he's slipped behind and slammed into a slot machine, the jingling of coins and crunching of metal and plastic audible over the boxer's groans of pain. Barely.

"HHhghhhhnnnnn..." Grunting as he pushes away, feeling blood trickling down the sides of his face, he makes for something that might seem counterproductive, and tries to make some space. Winding his right arm back, he swings it out with a sharp uppercut, the arm glowing briefly before a scattershot blast of chi explodes outward from the ground and through his arm, hoping to buffet Cammy, or at least get her to back up for a little.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Cammy with Blast Upper.
> Determined Hit! <

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0            Cammy

Most of what sends Cammy flying away on the other end of that explosion of chi is the sheer force with which it was unleashed upon her; D!'s overall lack of exposure does him some good, because while he's not a complete unknown to her, some of his movements and methods have not been as well studied as would be preferable. Even with the chi, the movement of his right arm led her to assume that a small sideways movement would be enough to avoid the strike; she hadn't expected to be blown away in a flashy wave.

She tries to take some kind of advantage of things by tucking and rolling near the end of her flight to try pointing herself towards a fallen casino patron. While she does not land smoothly on her feet, she is stable in the couch she ends up in, and without a care she loops her arm around the poor woman's neck and hauls her upright for use as a human shield.

She's hoping to buy herself a little bit of time with which to think back and reevaluate her limited knowledge of the man while seeing what he does with this particular conundrum.

COMBATSYS: Cammy gains composure.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0            Cammy

While his skills didn't make him quite the draw as Bison was, hey do seem much more suitable for the streets and tournaments rather than the boxing ring. Perhaps why D! abandoned the sweet science (at least as his exclusive outlet). In any case, with the Blast Upper seemingly giving D! some ground on Cammy, the pugilist persues, tracking after her as she rolls away and tries to bring up a human shield to keep him back. "...what the hell...." he mutters...

And hangs back. He's not about to get anyone else involved in here if it's him that she's trying to come after. He's just not willing to risk it himself....

COMBATSYS: HeavyD gains composure.

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HeavyD           0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0            Cammy

And /then/, her moment of contemplation had... Cammy discards her human shield.

By throwing her directly into Heavy D!.

As soon as her arms are free, she bends at the knees and brings her hands up in readiness, bouncing loosely on her feet. The people on the sidelines - because nowhere in the world will people totally abandon a fight in progress unless the straits are truly dire - are somewhat shocked, and /that/ might be enough to get more of them rethinking their decision to spectate.

Shadaloo's Zero Doll does not seem to be particularly bothered, though.

COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits HeavyD with Thrown Object.

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HeavyD           1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0            Cammy

Alas, it seems that the human missile that Cammy sends at D! is quite the destructive one, the boxer attempting to catch the poor woman, only to find himself off balance enough to crash into the table he had been working on before. Thankfully, her fall was cushioned by the fighter underneath. D! himself isn't so lucky, finding a horrible gash cut up the back of his leg from the shards of table he pulls himself up from.

"" he mutters, gritting his teeth from the leg wound as he comes in after the bounding agent, right arm pulled back as he tries to level a sharp, swift overhand right toward her in hopes of keeping her down.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Cammy with Rock Crush.
- Power hit! -
> Determined Hit! <

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HeavyD           1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0            Cammy

Once /again/, Cammy is caught off-guard, D!'s fist making solid contact with the top of her head. A few inches to the side and she would quite possibly be unconscious rather than staggering on her feet and chastising herself as best as she knows how for not having done a better job of studying her opponent. In theory, she is very, very fast, but so far... it hasn't really done her much good.

And so, she seeks to test just how good the boxer's reflexes /really/ are.

"Lock on," is softly said as she pushes herself to her feet with the aid of cleared out roulette table. And then in the next moment, its wheel is spinning madly thanks to having been used as a footstep by the Killer Bee, whose inner reserves of Psycho Power are working overtime to push her already amazing musculature to its limit.

There /were/ spectators, even after someone was used as a weapon, but even they're clearing the hell out after a few find themselves shoved suddenly to the ground thanks to having been used as platforms. Similarly, cards go flying and slot machines tremble madly - with one even being tilted to the point of triggering and giving up a jackpot - as Cammy bounds around the casino floor, barely traceable save for the chaos she's sowing by moving through it.

She is, as she makes her first foray towards D! to try and catch him with a punch in passing, joined by a number of ephemeral duplicates who all perform the same routine of bouncing to and fro, albeit in ironically more visible fashion. They, too, join in on the action of trying to strike at the boxer, though their blows don't carry the weight of those struck by human hands.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD Toughs Out Cammy's Killer Bee Assault!!

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HeavyD           1/--=====/=======|-------\-------\0            Cammy

Reflexes....well, in this case, reflexes aren't what matter. D! has some good reflexes, to be sure, but he's not extremely sharp, at least compared to some folks. He's able to pull himself back in after that sharp driving fist into the top of Cammy's skull, but when she 'locks on'? That's when Reflexes don't matter.

Sheer guts and toughness, however....that's what D! has in spades, even if his record does'nt always show it. So when her blazing, nearly invisible richocheting strikes come from all angles, D! simply guts it out, not even able to get up a guard. Impressively, though? He weathers the storm, depsite the obvious bruising and welting the hurricane of strikes rain on him. And when it's all done? When Cammy lands?

She finds herself caught up in a mini-storm herself, chi-fed strikes and shots from the boxer raining over her, hooks winging out to drive her down and knock her out as arms blur from the energy stored within them.

COMBATSYS: Cammy blocks HeavyD's Shadow.

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HeavyD           1/-======/=======|=------\-------\0            Cammy

In its way, the attack that awaits her is rather similar to the one she just /used/, so as ghostly duplicates of the Killer Bee bound to rejoin their maker, Cammy holds her gauntlets up to defend herself from the many blurring hook punches raining down upon her.

When a gap is spotted, she thrusts her hand out to press it to his chest and shove him away to give herself a little space, and then she flips into a smooth cartwheel that carries her towards a bank of slightly wobbly slot machines from which she looms... not so tall and gazes down upon the boxer in calculating fashion.

COMBATSYS: Cammy calculates her next move.

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HeavyD           1/-======/=======|=------\-------\0            Cammy

Well, that's what D! gets for trying to be too fancy. The hooks are sharp, but not with the speed necessary to catch someone who can move like Cammy does, apparently, catching only those gauntlets as they wing out. Pushed aside before he can push the assault, he grunts and grits his teeth, watching as the Killer Bee jumps onto a set of slot machines, to loom and watch him from above.

However, D!'s not going to be daunted here. Narrowing his eyes, he makes a run up to the bank of machines, coming straight for Cammy and quickly bringing up a fist as if to rise from his feet and uppercut her off into more...reasonable range.

COMBATSYS: Cammy blocks HeavyD's D. Crazy.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0            Cammy

Cammy has no time at all to rest atop her perch, as there comes D! to force her from it with a massive uppercut. /This/ time, her timing is a little bit better; she's hit, but she's hit while in the process of jumping away from him, meaning that while her right shin is nastily bruised amidst the blue splotches and beneath the fishnet hosiery, she's not so susceptible to his follow-up as she otherwise would have been. Though having the wherewithal to plant a foot against his arm as he comes in to spring a few feet to his right is still necessary to secure her safety.

She darts behind a row of slot machines for just a moment to try and give the impression that she is again begging off to recover, only to surge out just as quickly with her foot outstretched to shatter one of the coin-ops, send silvery currency raining down all around them, and most importantly make an attempt at slamming her heel into D!'s chin.

"Cannon Spike!"

COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits HeavyD with Cannon Spike.

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HeavyD           1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0            Cammy

Alas, D! doesn't seem to quite have the proper bead. Sure, he manages to get her uppercutted off those slot machines, but he finds himself punching her away far enough that she's able to jump and roll away far enough that he can't quite follow up like he had meant. And that...could be a problem.

A problem that comes to bear rather quickly as Cammy suddenly ends up jolting out from behind a rain of tokens and quarters she creates, the distraction good enough to let her hit flush with her spiking upward kick. "AHNGNnnn...."

Reeling back from the kick, D! doesn't go down...but it's obvious he's been rocked and wobbled. Shaking his head of the cobwebs, he huffs and narrows his eyes, trying to get his focus back enough to rush after Cammy once more. The attack is familiar, the blurring, chi-fed punches coming at all sides. However, the attack is fiercer, stronger, and the assault is instead focused on hammering those energized fists into her stomach with hooks and body blows before finishing the storm with a final straight to the face. At least...that's the plan.

COMBATSYS: Cammy dodges HeavyD's D. Shadow.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0            Cammy

Cammy /finally/ has her footing with this streetfighter-slash-boxer, seemingly, because this time when he tries to pepper her with blurred, rapid-fired punches... she dodges. And dodges again. And dodges some more. Each of them is avoided with a quick adjustment here, a little twist there, a step backwards or forward as needed, and finally, when that last punch comes...

... she spins aside, entirely absent from the incoming attack. Her /own/ fist is out, the backs of her knuckles aimed for the side of D!'s head as she seeks to deliver a sudden knock-out blow at the tail end of that movement.

COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits HeavyD with Axle Spin Knuckle.

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HeavyD           0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0            Cammy

Well, that's not a good sign. Not a good sign at all. Considering the energy expended to try and finish off the game right here, D! finds himself a bit too overextended....and when the twist of Cammy's body comes, the spinning knuckle strikes flush and nearly blows his head completely away, chin snapped almost completely 180 degrees.

Somehow, though, he remains up, if just barely. And with enough sense that he can just manages to rock back in Cammy's general direction, trying to return fire with a big, crossing right hand toward her hin in retaliation.

COMBATSYS: Cammy blocks HeavyD's Straight Punch.

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HeavyD           0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0            Cammy

"You and Mike Bison," Cammy exhales as she grits her teeth against D!'s punch rattling her wrists through her gauntlets, "seem to have much in common. Your dark skin. Your powerful hands. But you are more interesting than he is."

She pushes against his fist to force it away in the process of darting in to crouch /just/ before the boxer. Threads of sickly purple energy begin to unfold out from her body, flooding the air in a harmless blossom of Psycho Power.

"You are not so simple as he."

With that, she suddenly rockets directly upwards, body flipping into a perfect 180 that sees her feet pointed towards D's chin and her head pointed at the ground with her braids dangling beneath her. Her arms are tight against her chest as she ascends, twisting powerfully to not just strike, but /grind/ the soles of her boots into the boxer's body.

COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits HeavyD with Reverse Shaft Breaker.

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HeavyD           0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0            Cammy the end, it seems that D! just can't stand up to it. Despite managing to force her to guard that big straight rather than evade it, it seems to matter little. With his arm knocked away before he could withdraw it, his guard is broken, just enough to let the crouched Killer Bee shoot up and slam her feet straight into his chin, sending him skyrocketing into the air as she twists, and flings him away with the grind of her heels. It takes a good few seconds, before he finally lands, slamming into the ground face down in a crumpled heap. Even the toughness he displayed earlier doesn't seem to save him this time, and he doesn't seem to be getting up from that final shot...

COMBATSYS: HeavyD takes no action.

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Cammy            0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: HeavyD can no longer fight.

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Cammy            0/-------/-----==|

With a careful arch of her body, Cammy plants herself beside the fallen Heavy D!, sucking in a soft breath of pain thanks to falling from so high with the punishment that she has absorbed. She crouches before him to do a few quick checks for vital signs, and then she stands and says softly, "Thank you, Heavy D!. Perhaps I should find a way to draw you and Mike Bison together so that I may watch."

With that, she casts a glance to her camera person before deciding to make her escape by leaping vertically into a nearby vent. He can fend for himself(and probably won't have too bad a time of it if nobody connects him to her); she, on the other hand, could do without having to fight her way through the authorities.

Log created on 18:42:47 06/18/2009 by Cammy, and last modified on 11:57:46 06/19/2009.