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Discussion in 'Pandopolis City' started by Toby Daye, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Toby Daye

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    Dec 19th, Year 109 || @Enji Todoroki

    After being tortured and having to deal with the aftermath of reliving certain traumas in her life, Toby had decided that training was the only way to really solve her problem. She didn't want to be as weak as she had been and Toby wanted a whole hell of a lot more answers when she was in a tight spot. Thanks to her semblance, Toby had a decent idea on how to actually help herself out but she needed experts to really help her. So Toby had put up an ad. Looking for people with different fighting styles to come fight her. Money rewards if they showed up and proved they were what she was looking for. Things that Toby could easily pay for with a few extra gigs as Toby D.

    It was sort of an open call situation. Show up at Daye Investigations and mention what they were there for. If Toby was around, she'd come see them herself. If Toby wasn't around, they could leave their name and their contact details with Lena and Toby would arrange a meeting when she had a moment. That was how things worked and Toby was getting some responses, but more often than not she had to schedule a meeting. As it so happened today, Toby was on hand when someone walked in saying they were here to fight her. Toby had wrapped up her call after telling Lena to send the guy back to where the gym was in the new office. Because that was how shallowings worked. You could have just about anything there, if you needed it.

    Toby had changed after wrapping up her phone call, switching to an old pair of sweats and a t-shirt that had seen better days. There wasn't anything about her that screamed celebrity then but Toby was only using her name to bring people in. Well that and her money. She had already learned plenty of new moves in the past couple of weeks and she was hoping to build on that as time continued to pass. She stepped into the gym and then stopped, seeing Enji Todoroki standing there by the mat. The brunette's eyebrows rose and she stopped just a few feet into the room. "Enji Todoroki." There was more than a little surprise in her voice but Toby moved forward a second later. If he was here for a fight then she'd indulge him, but Toby wouldn't apologize if her hand slipped once or twice during the fight. "Do you know what you're signing up for?" There was amusement in her voice but Toby had a feeling he might not have. She was on the news now and again, but a lot of it was about her every day life and her... relationship status. For whatever fucking reason, not because of all the fights she got into or problems she solved.

    She also had not put any details about her semblance into her ad. He might not have had any idea that she was going to steal his moves directly instead of somehow learning from him. Whatever his reason, Toby was going to kick his ass. Whether or not he used his fire. She was smirking heavily as she pushed her hair out of her eyes and then stepped into onto the mat that had been set up for this occasion. "Ready to go whenever you are, Todoroki." What were pro-heroes like in Shoto's world? Toby wanted to find out.
     
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  2. Enji Todoroki

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    Why did he even show up here? No, why did they even let him show up here? Enji was honestly surprised that he got past the secretary, even after that....weird talk in the park. What possessed him to say any of that shit? His brain was getting cooked the longer he was here in Pandora, he was sure of it now. He wanted to get his head on straight. Maybe this would fix him.

    The building was different now. Bigger on the inside too. he wasn't sure how that was accomplished, but the gym was nice. Reminded him of his own personal gym. Not that he had one here, but now he just worked out while at the fire station or went off into the woods for a while. Enji was quietly observing it until Toby walked in, and he gave her a small nod.

    "No. I'm here to find out though." He tilted his head as she stepped onto the mat, and then took his own place. Enji pulled his sweatshirt over his head and tossed it to the side, revealing a blue muscle shirt with red and white outlines. He'd taken the shirt and pants from his hero outfit and left the armored parts behind. Only the belt buckle designed to look like the kanji for "fire" was kept. Even his boots were left at home, replaced by normal shoes. Shoes were easier to buy than a whole set of clothes in case he incinerated it. "Is this a basic spar? Or a serious spar?" Quirk or no quirk? Flames licked at his shoulders on command, but his face was kept fully visible. He used to accentuate his facial hair with fire, but now he just...didn't. Never felt up to it. He should really just shave his mustache off at some point, it was fucked up from the scar anyway.
     
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  3. Toby Daye

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    Here to find out and halfway dressed as a pro-hero. Toby wasn't sure how to take that last bit. Maybe that was just what he was comfortable in or maybe he felt like he needed a security blanket then that was his business. Whatever he needed to get through this, that was fine with her. He might have actually known something for her to learn and that put him a few spots up from most people who had walked through the door thus far.

    Quirk or no quirk? "I'll use mine if you're using yours." Toby shrugged and then she lifted her hands slightly. "I can take that fire." Toby would still burn, but that wouldn't stop her in the least bit. She'd heal quickly enough from it as well, though that was a detail she didn't want to advertise too much. The lack of flames on his face was an interesting tidbit because it had been there in Shoto's memories.

    "I hit like a freight train and hitting me is like hitting a wall, keep that in mind." Maybe there was a little bit of a brag in her voice but a warning as well. Shoto was neither of those things and the brunette was betting that his father was the same. "Anything else?" Her hands were up, her aura was on, and her semblance was ready to kick into gear. She'd steal every move he had to offer and then she'd use them back on him. That seemed like a good plan to her.
     
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    What kind of quirk offset fire? And granted high strength and endurance? It was giving him a very familiar, uncomfortable feel. Enji forced himself to not show any sign of hesitation, and instead widened his stance a little to get more stability. He wasn't going to give up just because of a guy that wasn't even here. He could get over the nerves.

    "No, that's it." The fire spread along his arms and back as he built up heat, though his clothes were unaffected. He charged at Toby head on, with a fist cocked back for a punch. A few steps before he got to her, fire burst from the soles of his shoes and boosted him into a high jump, setting Enji up to crash down on top of her with an overhead strike instead.
     
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    That was it. He didn't ask any more questions and Toby appreciated the fact that he was being just as down to business as she was. Toby didn't like small talk on a regular basis, not unless she was at a bar having fun and this did not count. Instead she watched as he charged towards her. Her stance changed slightly for a second, mimicking the one that he had used as her semblance copied it over, but she was startled when he suddenly jumped into the air with his fire as jets.

    That was going to be difficult to copy.

    Thankfully, Toby was speedy on top of everything else. She twisted her body and her hands shot up instead. Aiming to grab onto his strike and then pull him along after sidestepping to the left, whipping him directly at the ground and the mat. An easy enough move for her, even if she could have taken the strike dead on. Either way, whether her move landed or not, Todoroki had to hit the ground.
     
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    Fast reflexes, he noted as Toby managed to dodge. She even tried a counter instead of just letting him miss. While he was tempted to "punish" the grab with another flash of fire, he went with the changed momentum, and hit the mat. Instead of just landing hard on his back, he rolled until he was back on his feet and lunged at Toby again. He was about to throw a flame powered punch, but then cut off his quirk and went for a grab around her waist instead.
     
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    Toby could block and dodge bullets. She was beyond fast compared to who she had been before but she was still holding back in many different ways. Todoroki knew what he was doing in a fight and he landed correctly, rolling back and away from any follow up attacks. But now that they were on even ground, Toby had the advantage of a variety of fighting styles.

    What she also needed to work on was figuring out how to fight against different styles. Figuring out different solutions. Toby was sure there were official names and verbiage for this sort of shit, but she didn't know any of it. Todoroki kept moving and Toby kept her guard up. He had long arms and a good reach. His height and his build would have been advantages if Toby didn't have her aura, but she had fought similar in her past. He was built a bit like a bridge troll, if one who was really young and slim for their standards.

    He went for a grab and Toby changed stances instantly, pulling into some tae kwon do that she had learned just the week prior. Pivot on her right heel, left leg suddenly slamming in towards Todoroki's middle at a sharp speed. A good amount of strength behind it as well, her body tilted perfectly into the stance. A lot more skill than she had ever had for the majority of her life.
     
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    She spun out of the way before he could touch her, and then he noticed the kick. Enji was glad that he had a split second to react, because even after blocking with his arm, Toby hit like she was three times her size. He felt the hit all the way up into his shoulder as he slammed sideways onto the mat and slid a few feet. Holy shit.

    "Alright, I see you take your protein every day," he grunted, ignoring the soreness to stand up. He rotated his arm to test it out, and after deeming it not dislocated or busted, he took up what looked like a boxing or mixed martial arts stance. Enji spent a long few seconds circling her with his fists up, probing for anything that could be interpreted as a weak point. And then he hook punched the air, though it was clearly not close enough to hit her. The small shock wave of fire that lept off his arm was on course for Toby, however. Enji closed the gap between them shortly after, using his projectile as cover to begin a series of quick jabs. Once every few attacks, he added in a flash of flame to try and give himself some breathing room for any retaliation.
     
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    Alright, I see you take your protein every day. There was a sudden burst of laughter from Toby. She couldn't quite help it because what Todoroki said was funny and for a moment there was a natural grin painted on her face. Toby was a playful, bantering sort of person. She liked to be that way with her friends... but Todoroki wasn't a friend. He was a guy who had shown up to see what she was made of, likely because of Toby's connection to his son, and she took a breath even as he rotated his arm to get a feel for how it would move.

    Todoroki changed his stance and for a second, Toby's eyes took on an odd look. Slightly zoned out, before she suddenly snapped into the exact same stance. Adding it to her collection even as he came at her. Or rather, circled around her. Toby stayed where she was instead of circling with him. Just following Todoroki with her illusion covered gaze as he moved. Looking for a spot to attack? Well, maybe that would have helped him if she had been a normal person or even someone his speed, but Toby could pivot to meet his attacks no matter where he tried to hit her from.

    Toby blocked every attack with ease, but the fire was something she had been waiting for. Something she was sure plenty of people avoided for understandable reasons. But Toby? The changeling acted like the fire wasn't even there as she lunged forward in a grab. Her attack fell short but the burns on her hands were there... until her aura started to heal them. Toby barely even blinked at the pain but she held up her hand for Enji to see. Flesh healing far faster than it should have, sealing the wounds and already working to make her skin smooth once more.

    Then she shifted her stance entirely into something that was more of a grappler. Todoroki had been told his fire wouldn't work. Now it was time to really go to town. She moved quickly, straight for him, not hiding the fact she was going for a tackle. If she could pin him, it'd be done. No matter what fire he tried to use on her in return.
     
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  10. Enji Todoroki

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    Was she actually laughing? He wasn't sure if it was to mock him or genuine, but Toby looked very...normal. He could see why she was popular now, or at least why someone might be drawn to her. He shook it off in time to watch her not even shy away from his fire. Her hand was burnt to shit, but she stood there and let him watch as she healed it in less than a minute.

    Fast regeneration. Immediately, he wondered if it could be neutralized by carbonization. He cut off that analysis before it could get going anywhere. Daye was not a Nomu to be incinerated. She was faster, physically stronger, and immune to most of his quirk's use as a deterrent to close combat. She copied his stance seconds after he revealed it. He wanted to laugh, but for a very different reason than Toby's. Was this just gonna be the norm for him? Getting completely outclassed in his own wheelhouse?

    A part of him was still stubborn enough to at least try to hold Toby back by the shoulders before she crashed into him, but she knocked him over anyway. The focus in his eyes was missing as they hit the mat, and his struggle to get her off him wasn't anywhere near his "best" effort.
     
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    Toby’s healing hadn’t been tested with carbonization but it was something that Toby was willing to figure out if push came to shove. Using fire to fight things had been… well, Toby had once lit her own hand on fire to fight something that was weak to fire, so that was probably a good indication of how willing she was to put up with that kind of pain.

    Enji’s hands tried to brace against her shoulders when she tackled him but they both went down despite his efforts. Todoroki was a big man. Broad shoulders and a lot of muscle on him. Not too different from Gabe in that aspect, but an entirely different situation. She twisted her body the second they hit the mat. Toby didn’t have nearly as much mass as Todoroki did but her strength wasn’t anything to forget either.

    Moving to get a joint lock on the redhead. Something she had picked up from another one of these sessions just a week past. Both of her arms attempted to lock around his head and her legs attempted to snap around one of his. Extending her body was required because of how big Enji was but Toby was flexible too. If she managed to get a hold of him, she’d flex as best she could to bend the man to whatever limits he might have had.
     
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