Title: The Battle of Cold Stone
Description: Fujiko vs Kokiro
Kazimaru - April 27, 2012 01:35 AM (GMT)
Three days had passed since the sealing of the tailed beast had taken place. Kakashi and the others were still trying to find the best method of transporting the body as well as those shinobi who were involved with what would be done. It was taking longer than expected, but it meant that they had a few days of downtime before whatever was going to happen would take place.
Fujiko had been keeping herself occupied by wandering around the village, stalking Kokiro a bit, wanting to see what the man had in terms of technique and strength. She had already observed his training methods once or twice, and had heard from around the village that he was one of the three strongest shinobi in the village. Both of them had agreed earlier to a little contest of strength. They would have a match, then the winner had to treat the loser to a date, winner having the pick of where and when.
She had decided it was time to have that match.
It was early morning, most of the non-shinobi villagers were asleep still. She had followed Kokiro to his training area for the day and waited until he was just about to begin. This is when she uses her ice chakra to cause the air in the area to cool down, and when he realizes what's up, she walks out with a smirk on her face.
"So, are you ready for that little fight?" she asks, looking at him from across the distance of the field.
Demon - April 27, 2012 02:32 AM (GMT)
Kokiro smiled, wondering when this would begin. He felt like he'd been spied on lately, but could never figure out who exactly.
"Now if only I had such lovely company every morning when I train. And I'm always ready for a fight" Kokiro replied, removing his training shirt and tossing it aside, as well as his weights before sitting in meditation.
"I'm a man of my word, I won't use my staff, and I'll let you make snow beforehand" He said, flexing as he sat in the hopes of further impressing this most interesting woman.
"So Fujiko, your associate brought up a man the other day... she ever talk more about it to you?" Kokiro asked, looking as Fujiko prepared.
Kokiro had asked Kakashi about the name, and gotten the same runaround, and was debating going into the records to investigate further, after asking Haro about it. He knew Haro knew more about hush hush things, and depending on the sensitivity subject, Haro might be willing to tell him a bit about it.
Kazimaru - April 27, 2012 02:46 AM (GMT)
Fujiko laughs and shakes her head a bit when Kokiro actually waits for her to make snow. With a sigh she makes a few hand seals, and soon it begins to snow, not on the field directly so as to obscure their footing, but all around them in a circle, making off their arena space. Slowly the snow began to pile up, and as it did so, she spoke.
"Minori? No, not really. I asked her about it out of curiosity but all she would say, rather cryptically, was that one of the 'ghosts of Konoha' had told her to ask about it." when she quotes Minori she tries to mimic the woman's voice, which she actually managed to pull of quote well. "What was that name again? Egoa, Ebon, Ebin? I've never heard it before, I know that much."
Soon the snow had created a foot high barrier around them, and with it she was able to keep the temperature within the circle cool enough so it wouldn't melt. This would aid her ice release techniques as well as allow them to be on even footing for the beginning of the match.
"Now, hurry up." she says, waving her hand at him as one might a child. She had caught his flexing, and as retaliation, after waving for him to hurry she positions her arms, crossed under her breasts so that they are lifted up. "You might want to pull that shirt back on as well stick boy."
Demon - April 27, 2012 03:03 AM (GMT)
"No, I'd rather not miss out on the full experience of a fight with a Frost ninja, much less a worthy opponent. Besides, you'd heal me if the cold did get to me, wouldn't you?" He asked as he stood, doing some light stretching before focusing chakra into his feet, hopping once or twice before taking off at full speed, body flickering at the last moment to get behind Fujiko before launching a low spinning kick at her legs, pushing up from his limbs once his foot was clear of Fujiko to get airborn, and began making handseals.
"Wind Release: Spiraling Wind Ball" He shouted before focusing chakra into his hand, enlarging it to the size of a rasengan before throwing it straight down at Fujiko, using the force of the blast to propel himself away, landing a few feet off in a Setsuju stance, waiting to see how she fared against the assault. He knew she was tough, and this much would just be to size her up... Earth Release would be his primary weapon when the gloves came off... even Ice could not form where Earth lay not to support it.
Kazimaru - April 27, 2012 03:03 PM (GMT)
To avoid the sweeping kick Fujiko leans forward and jumps, extending her arms out to catch herself and complete the flip before landing back on her feet. Looking up at Kokiro, she makes a few quick hand seals and uses Ice Release: Protective Ice Dome to block the wind release technique.
When Kokiro lands she dashes out at him, launching a flurry of 'sparrow' seal etched senbon as a distraction, none of them aimed at him directly, while she moves to get closer. As soon as she is within punching distance, she uses Flight of the Sparrow and disappears, reappearing behind Kokiro to attempt a punch to the back of his left leg, in the muscle mass of his thigh. Getting hit there would hurt like hell and freeze up the leg for a short time if it hit.
Demon - April 27, 2012 07:05 PM (GMT)
Kokiro raised an eyebrow when the senbon began flying, knowing none of them should hit him, and smirked as he leaped up into the air in time to avoid the strike from behind.
"Flight of the Sparrow, a favorite of Kyo's as well" He exclaimed before making handseals, focusing a large amount of chakra into this attack, hoping the spread the senbon even further our to decrease their effectiveness for ambushes.
"Wind release: Great Vacuum Sphere!" He shouted, releasing a large ball of wind which explodes into the ground, blowing powerful gusts of wind about, knocking aside any senbon in the area that weren't deeply embedded in the ground. Kokiro landed with a smirk, making mental notes of the nearby senbon that remained, making more handseals.
"Earth Release: Stone Armor" He shouted, his body hardening and coating itself in a layer of stone, though aside from the sharp ridges, it wasn't noticeable at first.
Kazimaru - April 27, 2012 07:27 PM (GMT)
Making a hand couple of hand seals after the punch misses and she sees Kokiro up in the air again, Fujiko sighs and causes a wall of ice to rise up beside her, blocking the wind and cracking the wall, which she allows to shatter into chunks and fall around her.
"And here Haro was telling me you like to fight, not jump around and run from every little thing." Fujiko says with a frown, "If you just keep running, this isn't going to be any fun. I'm not so caught up on pride that I won't call off the bet you know?" She says this, partly because this type of fight bores her, but partly to try and get Kokiro angry as well, hoping to make things more interesting. "I know, you come at me this time, and full force too! None of that cheap last second dodging or jumping into the air for some wind release technique, alright?"
With that said she drops into a Gekido stands, something Kokiro may have never seen before. Each practitioner of this style has their own unique stance, for Fujiko, this involved her turning so that she was sideways, her left side towards Kokiro, her left arm bent back so her elbow was against her side, fist pointed at her opponent, and her right arm cocked back, ready to strike.
Demon - April 27, 2012 08:10 PM (GMT)
"Now now, can't judge a fighter by their warm up. Unless you're opposed to me getting a feel for you before getting serious" He retorted, popping the joints in his neck before taking off at full speed towards Fujiko, launching a powerful straight punch as he slid his foot in right in front of her own, immediately recalling the arm back to elbow her in the back of the head as the foot in front of her own shot forward to trip her up, attacking her on two fronts.
"I've never seen a stance like that before... what's it called?" Kokiro asked, genuinely curious as though this wasn't the middle of a fight.
Kazimaru - April 27, 2012 08:18 PM (GMT)
When Kokiro throws his punch, Fujiko throws her right punch, aimed at hitting his fist, but when he pulls back, turns, and slams it into her head, she doesn't even flinch, ignoring the pain as she move her right foot forward, so that Kokiro is now on her left side, and delivers a powerful elbow strike with her left arm to his ribs (attempts to anyway) as he tries to trip her up. The trip knocks her left leg loose, causing her to take a couple of steps back, but she doesn't fall.
"This is my personal Gekido stance," She says with a smirk, looking as though she hadn't taken any damage at all, which both of them knew was not true. "And you'd better be careful, the last guy who touched me got frostbitten."
As she says this the temperature around them drops dramatically in seconds, then she makes a few hand seals, causing ice spikes to rise up all around them, creating a jagged, seven foot high ring of ice. They had plenty of fighting room here, but neither could get away without wither taking down the thick ice or leaping over the seven foot wall.
Letting out a rather ferocious growl, Fujiko launches a flurry of punches and elbow strikes at Kokiro, all of them at full strength and all of them completely random, aimed for anything within each that is attached to Kokiro.
Demon - April 27, 2012 08:57 PM (GMT)
"I see, looks interesting, though perhaps it's just the user. I wonder how it stacks up to Setsuju" Kokiro said, taking the elbow strike as a means of testing her strength, his body still protected by armor. He'd have a bruise on the skin, but the armor held up, probably damaging her elbow in the process, though for a medic he doubted it would mean much.
"Frostbite? Perhaps I should have put the shirt back on" He mused, getting into a defensive stance at the sound of Fujiko's growl and began blocking her blows with his own, slamming armored fist to fist, armored elbow to elbow, letting her own flurry do the damage for him, though the armor on his knuckles and elbows was beginning to crack.
"Would you say I've given myself enough disadvantages? Would you mind if I gave myself an advantage now that the playing field started off on equal ground?"
Kazimaru - April 27, 2012 09:07 PM (GMT)
"I told you not to hold anything back from the beginning," Fujiko says, stepping back after a final punch was thrown. The skin on her knuckles and elbows was busted open, but the cold kept her from bleeding, and soon a green glow surrounded her wounds as they began to heal up. "If you've got something you wanna try, go for it. I want this match to be as interesting as possible, I'll even give you some space."
Raising her hands for a moment she then moves them back down in a quick motion, causing the ice around them to crumble away, littering the field with even more chunks. She then takes a few more steps back and gets into her stance again, preparing for whatever Kokiro might throw at her.
Glancing around, she also took stock of where her senbon had gotten to. Most of them were on the edges of the battlefield, or imbedded in the snow now. There was still the one she had initially jumped to at the start of the match, now obscured from view by a large ice chunk.
Demon - April 27, 2012 11:25 PM (GMT)
Kokiro smirked as he focused his chakra, deciding to take her at her word and go all out, unlocking the first two gates as she allowed him the time to do so, unable to believe she was actually doing that. He then rushed forward at an insane speed and began unleashing a flurry of his own, throwing punches and elbows aimed at Fujiko's arm's and legs, hoping to take away mobility or at least eat up her chakra as she healed herself, before grabbing her and throwing her into the air.
"Wind Release: Great Vacuum Sphere!" He shouted as he released a massive ball of wind at the now airborne Fujiko.
Kazimaru - April 27, 2012 11:34 PM (GMT)
Watching Kokiro, Fujiko is able to feel the Gates unlock within him and she smirks. She waits until he gets closer and opens the first gate herself. She is able to keep up enough with him at this point to mirror his moves, hitting his punches with her fist or arm to impart damage on him as well. She ignores the damage to her legs for now. When she is tossed into the air she smirks as she makes a sign and jumps to her hidden senbon. Once on the ground again she unlocks the second, and then third gate.
Her skin red she begins to glow with green chakra as she heals her wounds at a very high speed. The color of the chakra changes then, turning a pale blue shade as she rushes forward and begins launching a series of powerful punches and kicks, each one laced with ice chakra so that each impact caused whatever it touched to become very cold and covered in frost. This would weaken his armor enough for her strikes to actually deal damage to it now.
After launching her flurry of ice strikes she prepares to flicker to one out the senbon in the snow and leave a snowman in her place as Kokiro counters.
Demon - April 27, 2012 11:47 PM (GMT)
Kokiro laughed as the frost strikes began to land, not realizing she was a gate user as well, which only furthered the pleasure he got from this fight. He focused his chakra and unlocked the fourth gate, his skin now red as well, as he slammed a fist into Fujiko, only for her to turn into a snowman and disintegrate from the force of the blow.
"Only one shinobi had pushed me this far before... I'm tempted to lose just to see how far I'll be pushed on the date" He shouted, his muscles beginning to tear as he charges again, using CES to further increase his speed as he goes for a kick to Fujiko's side, careful not to aim for vital areas with such levels of strength in use.
"Out of curiosity, how many gates can you unlock?" He asked, straining to do so with his body in pain just from moving.
Kazimaru - April 28, 2012 12:13 AM (GMT)
"Glad to see it seems I've impressed you," Fujiko says, grabbing Kokiro's leg when he swings it, their power about even now, though his armor and general physical strength gave Kokiro an edge over the ice medic. "Since you asked, I can open up to five of the Gates, however, because of my medical chakra, I don't suffer as much as you do!"
Gripping his leg tightly she lifts him up and begins to spin around, then at speed, she lets him go, sending him towards a pile of snow on the edge of the arena with no senbon in it.
As soon as he is let go, however, she takes a knee, exhausted from having been constantly healing herself since she opened the second Gate to ensure she didn't tear any muscles or that Kokiro didn't break any of her bones. her breath comes out in hot puffs of white steam before her as she places a hand on her side, the kick having done damage, nearly breaking her ribs, though she managed to keep them from shattering, but just so.
Demon - April 28, 2012 01:05 AM (GMT)
The spin, at some childish level, was actually kind of fun while still horrifying. He managed to correct himself in time to keep from hitting the ground like a stone, but the impact still shred every muscle he landed on, wincing in pain as he looked up to see Fujiko was starting to succumb to injuries as well.
"Time for an all or nothing strategy... before one of us kills themselves trying to keep going" Kokiro said, releasing the next two gates, which was as many as he could, and charged forward, doing his best to ignore the pain as he did so, but as he was about to reach his opponent, the muscles in his legs ripped apart and he fell, sliding to a hault at Fujiko's feet.
"Ha! New personal best... last time this happened I was only at the third gate..." Kokiro said in a rather weak tone, biting his thumb and slapping the ground sloppily, with Satoshi appearing in a puff of smoke, looking down at Kokiro and shaking his head in disappointment before looking up at Fujiko.
"Let me guess, trying to get a date with you?" He asked, with Kokiro speaking up.
"Nope, deciding the location of the date..."
"I see, you work faster than I would have thought" He muttered before pretending to roll up his sleeves and got to work on Kokiro's legs, using Chakra scalpel to sink the hands into Kokiro's legs to manually reattach the muscle, then used Mystical Healing Palm to heal it back to the bone.
Kazimaru - April 28, 2012 01:22 AM (GMT)
Fujiko was almost completely out of chakra. Physically she was in much better condition than Kokiro, she one more hit, even at normal strength, and she would be done. She smiled a little at this. Not even the ANBU she commanded had ever gotten her this worn out before.
When he charges her, she manages to get to her feet once more, but thankfully, before he could hit her, his legs gave out and he collapsed at her feet.
Hearing him and his monkey summon talking she laughs tiredly and sits down beside them, letting the chakra around them go, causing it to begin warming back up, the snow and ice melting around them.
"I would give you a hand, my tiny fellow medic, but I've expanded all of my chakra at the moment." Fujiko admits, looking down at Kokiro as he is healed. "Land of Frost it is then. You'll want to pack warmly, and waterproof clothing would be a good idea." she adds with a smirk.
Demon - April 28, 2012 01:56 AM (GMT)
"I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully I'll be able to walk away from the date, though of course I want a rematch in the future" Kokiro said, with Satoshi stopping to go and smack Kokiro in the head, muttering something about getting too old for this shit.
Kokiro laughs as he lays his head down, looking up at the skies.
"In hindsight, we probably should have held off until after the scroll is dealt with..." Kokiro muttered, looking up at Fujiko, smirking a bit.
"Kakashi might be a bit upset if I tell him I can't go on account of a beautiful woman pummeling me into the ground"
Kazimaru - April 28, 2012 02:15 AM (GMT)
"Oh no, you'll be going alright." Fujiko says, raising a fist, "In cause you haven't noticed, I don't have a scratch on me, so you had better not doubt my medical skills. You'll be fine in a couple of days, you just need some down time, that's all."
Feeling a little better now she stands and stretches a bit before she begins to look around, as if she could actually see beyond the trees that surrounded them into the village beyond.
"So, I guess this means I'll have to carry you through the village to get you to your house, right? After that, you're on your own though. I'm hungry after that match, so I'm dropping you off and then getting something for lunch," she says, realizing what time it is she then adds, "Damn, it's gotten later than I thought. Well, come on."
She then moves to pick Kokiro up like a baby, though cautiously, seeing if the monkey will try and bite her. She never had liked monkeys...
Demon - April 28, 2012 06:14 PM (GMT)
Satoshi stopped what he was doing while Fujiko carried Kokiro, sitting on the Okemuta's stomach as they walked, cursing under his breath about how Kokiro just HAD to take a ten mile hike to get to his training grounds.
"So who's idea was this to begin with? I want to know who to give the bill to for reattaching Kokiro's leg muscles to his bones, as well as all the work healing every inch of muscle in his body will take" the old marmoset asked, looking from Kokiro to Fujiko, then back at his friend.
"Haven't you ever heard of flowers and candy?"
"No no my friend... she's special... cliche's wouldn't do anything but make her laugh"
((unless we're doing the whole walk back, perhaps some CP should be handed out and we wrap this up?))
Kazimaru - April 28, 2012 06:36 PM (GMT)
"Don't worry little guy, you can go home now, I can take of this big lug on my own." Fujiko says as they walk along. "And for the record, this was my idea. I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about with the Sannin of Konoha. If the other two give as much of themselves as Kokiro here does, then this land is in good shape."
It took them nearly an hour to make it back to the village. No one really seemed that surprised to see Kokiro banged up, and since they didn't know Fujiko, but she seemed to be helping him out, they let them be. Eventually they made it back to his house and she helped him inside then stayed for a few minutes to preform a bit more healing, before leaving out again and making her way to a local ramen shop.
CP- 1,000 each