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Aug. 13th, 2006 | 08:34 pm
posted by: __ryu in south_town

It was late afternoon as Ryu crested the hill on the road and got his first look at South Town. It had been a while since he had been here, but he knew that worthy opponents could be found here. Still... something was off, though he couldn't quite place it. Whatever it was, Ryu hoped that it would be relatively minor...

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Master of the Dark Hadou

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
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Akuma's training path had taken him fairly close to the road, this day. A few hundred feet away from the asphalt track, he nonetheless was screened from view by foliage in various forms. His ki gradually rose as he flowed through his forms..

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
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Whatever it was, it was growing stronger. Ryu paused as he scanned the world around him... There. A strong source of dark ki. And it was heading this way...

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
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Finishing the kata he had engaged in, Akuma paused and heaved a deep breath, calming himself. The ki he had been sensing seemed quite familiar.. could it be? Only one way to find out.. He advanced towards the person he felt, barely bothering to detour for tree trunks.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
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There was something uncomfortably familiar about this presence. It was drawing nearer, just beyond the treeline. So much for relatively minor. Ryu wasn't expecting a challenge quite this soon, but such is life.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
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Coming through the trees, he looked upon the other source of ki with dispassionate eyes, despite inward amusement. As he was but thirty feet away by this point, he elected to stand pat and use his voice. "And so, the student comes. Seeking battle, Ryu?"

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
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Akuma. Not what he had in mind for challenging opponents. Not at all. Hopefully, he could avoid a fight. But he doubted it.

"Not with you."

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Master of the Dark Hadou

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
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"Would you turn aside a challenge, then?" He is fairly sure of the answer, after all. And while Ryu surely lacked the power to face him on equal footing, it seemed as if he could use a reminder that he had a long way to go.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
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Ryu sighed inwardly, he had been afraid of this. Might as well string it out as long as possible...

"Are you offering?"

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
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"Yes. I wish to see just what you have learned, student." Which too was true. His progress was something of more than casual concern to Akuma.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
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"Very well."
Ryu stepped off the road to avoid possible traffic disturbances, set his bag down and assumed the fighting stance of Ansatsuken.
This wasn't going to be easy. It never was with Akuma.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
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"Perhaps another locale. There is no reason to endanger the roadway. Follow me."

He turns away, walking through the trees.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
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Ryu picked up his bag and followed Akuma cautiously. He wondered exactly what was is store for him.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
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Eventually reaching the first broad clearing, he stopped and turned, settling into the stance of an Ansatsuken Master. "Whenever you are ready, student.."

He didn't need nonsense like tricks or traps. If you could not win by your own body, then those mockeries would be useless.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
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Ryu set his bag down near the edge of the clearing. He strode toward the center and resumed his stance. He eyed Akuma cautiously, waiting for him to make the first move.

Ryu hadn't expected any sort of decepetion, he was more concerned with what Akuma might have learned since they last met. He would soon find out it seemed.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
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And here he came, pushing off into the air tucked into a ball, spinning quickly. A Hyakki Shuu seemed a good beginning..

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
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Ryu didn't expect something so easy to counter to start with. A Shoryuken would do the job, but was more risky than Ryu was willing to engage in at this point. Instead, he judged Akuma path and tried to intercept it with a high roundhouse kick.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
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The Shoryuken might have been a better idea, for it looks as if he's falling low a tiny bit shorter than projected. Akuma lands just beneath the kick, in a well-placed Hyakki Gou Dan..

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
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Ryu curses his misjudgement inwardly as Akuma's kick knocks his supporting leg out from under him. He manages to roll with the fall, coming up out of Akuma's immediate reach. He watches the older man carefully, waiting to see what he will do next.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
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This time, he stands calm, waiting. There was a sample of Ryu's countering skill, such as it was.. let's see how he did on the attack.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
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Ryu watched AKuma for a few moments before he decided to take the initiative...

"HADOUKEN!"

...and hurled a reddish ball of ki at his opponent.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
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Akuma noted the other's skill at this aspect of their art, pleased to see his progress. And yet, a slow Hadouken? Why not just counter with-

Shakunetsu.. HN!




A tight, condensed ki ball sped from his hands, tearing through the other's with barely a slowdown and headed towards Ryu.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
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Ryu watched the ball approach calmly. Just as it was about to strike him his hand snapped out and swatted it aside with a blue flash.
Having dealt with the immediate threat, Ryu edged forward carefully.

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Master of the Dark Hadou

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
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A tight grin appeared on Akuma's face; he liked seeing Ryu behave competently. He slid forward as well, until he was just out of the other's reach.. And then threw a quick jab-strong-fierce punch combo at him.

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Ryu Hoshi

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from: __ryu
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
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Ryu easily blocked the first two punches before dropping under the third and attempting to sweep Akuma's legs out from under him.

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from: satsui_no_hadou
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
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Akuma in turn easily leapt the sweep, coming back down suddenly with a dive kick.

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