Post by Chancellor Cheri on Apr 5, 2021 0:42:23 GMT -5
”So, uhh… I don’t mean to be rude, or anything… but I’m pretty sure you’re stronger than me. So I figured it’d be kinda fun, y’know, if you started fighting back a bit?” The genuine words of May were what carried through the air, but ultimately each and every one of them had been especially handpicked and orchestrated in place by the words of Cheri ominously laughing far behind.
Cheri was glad: her plans had all been working brilliantly, without a hitch. If she could manage through these next few moments without screwing up considerably, possibly she could get through this while humiliating whoever this was and earning the respect of all of their onlookers. If things went especially well, she might have even been capable of knocking Zerori out without ever having taken any damage herself.
May, on the other hand, was having quite a bit of fun with the fight, though she really didn’t get why Zerori was getting so angry or why she was barely fighting back.
Zerori had smashed through the sign, in particular through the bit that had the words ‘Do Not’, leaving it saying ‘Climb on the Sign’. ”Nup! Got heaps more in me!” May yelped, honestly, not at all thinking through what it would do to her opponent’s morale. ”You’re lookin’ serious! I hope you’re gonna do something big!”
Post by Zerori and Zriracha on Apr 5, 2021 4:36:54 GMT -5
Zerori’s temper had reached its limits. Hell, it had long since BROKEN its limits and had been existing in some form of LIMIT BREAK realm of reality, because Zerori could not believe what she was hearing right now. That might have also had something to do with the fact that she might be suffering some form of break damage or even a concussion. Hands shaking with rage as she stared at May, that was the last straw and the camel's back was officially broken, “I’ve been fighting… with everything that I’ve got... And YOU?! Have the NERVE to think I AIN’T!?” Her hair started to levitate a little, as if the wind was blowing in from some direction below her. “Fine. FINE!” Once more, the pain through her insides had her nearly buckle from the strain.
There was nothing Zerori hated more than someone that was lording their power over another in such an uncool manner! Maybe Zerori was just feeling salty from her impending loss and wounds that had her nearly collapse, but if she had to lose - she wasn’t going to lose like a bitch.
She lowered herself in a stance, pulling her hand back and gathering as much power as she could, pulling deep from within, “This’ll be it from me! One last attack and I KNOW it’s gonna knock your shiny little boots off! Just stay-” Dark magic flared to life in her hand, “-right!” It flared one more time, moving as if it was made of hundreds of little dark orbs in one. Very unstable. “There!”
It was a risk to challenge May to just sit there and take it, but as dumb as the Saiyan version of ‘Mercy’ sounded - Zerori didn’t have anything else up her sleeve.
Flavoring no tech use as charging. Final bleed tick. KP 6/6 MP 6/6 240%/250%
Post by Chancellor Cheri on Apr 5, 2021 7:53:47 GMT -5
‘And you have the nerve to think that I ain’t’... oh, darling, you’re making this too easy. May looked a bit confused at this, as if it were a real question and without really looking at all at the subtext of what it meant. ”Yeah..?”
But Cheri had taken notice of the warning signs: hair flowing dramatically through the wind that wasn’t actually blowing, for one. Whatever it was that Zerori was planning, it was possibly a last resort, or an ultimate technique. It could have held some greatly destructive potential, not only for Cheri, not only for their surroundings, but possibly even for Zerori herself. The tuffle did not come here to cause harm. ”You seem a bit cross! Would you maybe wanna have a talk about it? Over ice cream?” Cheri knew that the ‘ice cream’ the saiyans had was basically just flavoured snow and not anything like the proper ice cream from back home but, alas, she could accept even this.
Tendrils of dark magic floated around Zerori as if she were some sort of demon (but, nah, obviously that couldn’t be right). ”Uhhh….” May looked around her. Of course, she knew she could just get out of the way, but she was a saiyan. But, of course, what was really happening was that Cheri was stressing her mind out trying to find a way out of the current predicament: current best bet, she was thinking: wait for it to get as strong as it could get and then, try, by the kais she would try, to dodge it. There was no guarantee, but she knew if she tried to block something like this she would be guaranteed pain. ”I mean, I’ll let you charge your attack, ‘cos it sounds cool! But I might tryta, like, dodge it, or block it, or sumthin’...”
Post by Zerori and Zriracha on Apr 7, 2021 3:42:19 GMT -5
The longer Zerori held the mass of potential dark energy, the harder and more painful the strain it was doing against her body. She felt as though she could barely move, barely see and was certainly minutes away from passing out. What she held in her hand was a LOT of magic and Zerori didn’t even pretend to understand where it all came from. The spell was one she’d came up with, after all, and her Mother had absolutely no idea she’d been testing yet… or so she thought.
--- Elsewhere, Zriracha felt a chill rush down her spine as she looked away for a brief second from the object of her attention. She narrowed her eyes contemplatively before giving a sigh through her nose and returning to what she was doing.
Her daughter would learn one day. --- With her spell lock, loaded and ready, Zerori would give one last struggling grin at the Saiyan girl as she spoke, “Dodge it… Block it… EAT IT, if you want to!” With a sudden influx of power, Zerori rushed at May, “-but I ain’t gonna LET YOU THINK YOU’RE COOLER THAN ME!” However, in spite of the training Zerori had managed with this technique - she was only capable of one hit with it as battle worn as she was. So with her literal ‘All or Nothing’ gambit, the rapidly twisting maelstrom of dark energy would be thrown in the form of a punch at May’s face in an attempt to not only knock her back down the street behind her but cause quite a bit of damage in the area.
With the last of her power, Zerori uses 'All of Nothing' Sparking to for a potential damage of 15,000 - with a bonus of Bleed+ KP: 0/6 MP: 1/6 Damage: 240/250%
Post by Chancellor Cheri on Apr 7, 2021 5:28:04 GMT -5
Dang, this chick was really hurting herself by charging this attack to be in so powerful yet unstable a state. Is that what that philosopher meant? That hatred was like drinking poison and expecting it to work on the other guy? Frankly, with all the damage she was going through, it was a miracle Zerori was conscious, including the damage she now seemed to be doing to herself.
... Wait. Cheri and May alike were surprised with what next came out of Zerori’s mouth. ”... This was about coolness the whole time?” Now, with how May said it, it sounded like May was clueless that this was about coolness and was rather blindly stumbling into that fact without much fuss. But, with Cheri in mind, those words represented something different: a surprise, sure, but a more alarmed surprise, perhaps angrier.
Zerori would rush forwards just in time for Cheri’s prepared stratagem fired. From the oni’s perspective, she’d rush forwards with a massive fistful of dark energy, ready to give this saiyan what for… but, just before she would have hit, May disappeared entirely out of view before she would hear, behind her,
”Cool attack, by the way! I’m sure that woulda hurt me up real bad if it hit!” She could try to compliment Zerori’s coolness factor if it wasn’t too late… oh, what was she kidding, of course it was too late. ”Great fight, by the way! I think you’re the strongest opponent I’ve ever faced!” That wasn’t a lie or anything, either, if you considered the speaker to be not Cheri but the ‘May’ persona.
But, just to make sure that the fight was definitely over…
May quickly formed a small ball of pink energy which, despite its small size, was twice as potent as the ones Zerori had previously seen. She threw it at Zerori (presumably her back, assuming she hadn’t turned around) hoping that it would definitively end the fight… but not knock her out.
If it did defeat Zerori, May would be sure to quickly move over to Zerori, catching her from falling if need be. She looked around for a neat place to hide, in case any saiyans were going to get angry at them about the damages to public property. She looked around also for signs of a hospital but, alas, this was the Vegetan side, they probably thought that was a type of sundae. ”So, uh, that ice cream sound good?” She’d say that regardless of if she was conscious or not.
Cheri transforms into Desperation! Her Power Level doubles from 20,000 to 40,000! With that transformation, Cheri uses Second Wind, spending 2MP to heal 20%, going from 0% to 0%! Cheri dodges All or Nothing (15,000PL) with a Short-Range Teleport (20,000PL)! She also uses a Lightspeed Shot against Zerori! It has 12,000PL and is Homing! Cheri detransforms.
Post by Zerori and Zriracha on Apr 7, 2021 13:54:45 GMT -5
Tch… it figures… Zerori thought as once again the Saiyan girl she’d been fighting seemed to disappear from view just as she swung her arm - passing through nothing. The ground just ahead of her would tremble from the force, shaking the and cracking the ground as well as breaking the windows of nearby establishments. So tired was Zerori that she didn’t even bother trying to look around for May - what was the point when there was such a divide in their power that she wasn’t even fast enough to hit her? Was she even there? Had Zerori been fighting a mirage?
Eyes nearly closing as the dark edges of her vision crawled in, Zerori’s gave a gasp as she heard May from behind her. Blinking from the shock of it all, Zerori didn’t know what to say to May’s words before the sudden pain of a hit from behind had her fall to the ground - quickly quickly by the very same girl. “Ugh…” Barely awake, somehow, the hybrid was lft to look up at the girl as she once again offered that ice cream.
“Wh-Wha-?” Zerori dumbly spoke, completely at a loss for words before - red in the face - she grimaced a little in shame. Her shoulders slumped, the sound of her stomach growling-
Saiyans from Vegeta are really weird.
KO YAY! This is a good stopping point! TWC (Total Word Count): 2,963
Post by Chancellor Cheri on Apr 7, 2021 22:36:36 GMT -5
Had Cheri’s scouter been on her face at the time, she might have noted that Zerori’s Power Level had dropped from its previous empowered rage state of about twenty-five thousand to its original level of about five thousand. But, alas, Cheri did not have a scouter on her face, for May was not the sort who’d use one.
”Hell yeah! I’m gonna get the pink ice cream. I have no idea what flavour it’s supposed to be, and I hate it, but it’s pink, so I love it!”
The battle was over, thankfully, and Cheri was thankful that she managed to get through a whole combat convincingly. She succeeded in catching the demonic saiyan after her defeat, and succeeding in calming her to the point that she’d accept a nice sugary dessert.
Provided everything went to plan, ‘May’ would do as promised and have ice-cream with Zerori (even if, again, Vegetan ice cream was just snow with some flavouring in it), and would pay for the both of them if allowed. Despite the pain it caused her soul, Cheri would keep up the ‘May’ character the whole time. If, at any point, Zerori asked for a scouter number for further contact, Cheri would give her a prepared dummy number that, indirectly, would reach Cheri, but could not be traced to her. After whichever dessert or misadventure they would share, whatever form that took, the two would part, hopefully on better terms than from during their scuffle.