Rio Shihoin | Defender of the Family
Rio's eyes widened in awe as she felt her strike connect. For rather than gaze at her sister being sent a few meters back, she was standing before a woman who remained stalwart and unfazed. This momentary lapse in movement allowed Yugiri to momentarily seize momentum.
Yugiri launched a series of strikes towards the vulnerable parts of her body. Even though each strike felt painful, Rio thanked the heavens that her durability as a warrior allowed her to maintain her balance. She quickly brought up her arm to deflect the last strike but felt a surprising force behind it that sent her stumbling a few meters backward. She marveled at how impeccable her technique was as she felt very sore in her arm. Rio heard the techniques listed and only found herself even more excited at continuing this spar with her sister. Maybe the Flash Blossom could even teach her a thing or two in the process.
Still, Yugiri hardly gave Rio anytime to prepare a counter as she cast a Kido spell that formed an array of discs in the space between them. Hearing the name, she stifled a chuckle at how she named it. Yugirido? Her sister was precious. She didn't have time to really dote on that preciousness at the moment. She couldn't quite conjure up her own spell in time.
Rio was admittedly in need of practice in the art of kido. She knew enough to make use of it in a minor way. It was perhaps a secondary reason as to why she hadn't mastered or properly learned the art of Shunko. She wondered if she'd notice that. Either way, Rio decided to shoot forward, punching through the discs on her way towards Yugiri.
Each of them hit her head on and she felt the sting but not enough to stop her from her charge. Rio's durability coupled with her Hakuda made her a formidable opponent but given that she didn't seem to possess the grace of Yugiri or the unique skillset of techniques, it made for a unique contrast.
Rio shot forward again, performing a two-palm thrust strike towards Yugiri's abdomen. Her movements were somewhat compromised by the discs, giving Yugiri a chance to evade. In that case, Rio would keep following her, utilizing flash step to keep her from executing another spell. She wondered if Yugiri would notice how she chose not to used her own kido as a counter.
END POST | Unfaltering Shielder