Almost running around the whole place, Kash was finally directed to a restroom. After relieving himself, he tried once again to contact the base with the 3PD and the transmitter. With no luck, he walked around examining the area. Justice High School was isolated from the rest of the town but they had small shops nearby. Walking back towards the entrance, Kash decided on looking around the stands to see if there was anything he could buy. As he approached one of the stands that caught his attention, a man in a pink karate uniform grabbed him and pulled him to one of his stands.
"Do you want to get strong?" said the man in the pink uniform.
"Beg your pardon?" said Kash confused.
"I am Dan Hibiki, the master of the Saikyo style," he said posing weirdly.
"I've never heard of Saikyo style," said Kash with a confused look on his face.
"That's because Saikyo style is only for the strongest," he said still posing before pulling a photo out. "I even toppled the so called Emperor of Muay Thai."
Looking at the photo, Kash realized he was right. He saw Dan standing tall on a downed big muscular man. Dan put the photo away and pulled out a small box.
"Since I'm busy promoting Saikyo style, I made a kit for those wanting to try it out," he said extending the package.
Kash grabbed the box and saw Dan extending his hand. Becoming interested, he pulled his wallet out.
"You take cards?" he asked.
"Do I take cards?" laughed Dan loudly before quieting down. "Yes."
Kash handed him one of his cards and Dan ran behind his stand to process the transaction. Kash looked around and saw a girl in a gym outfit walking around with the same box Kash had in his hands, making him feel more at ease with the purchase. Dan came back and handed him the card at the same time a loud horn sounded. Looking around, Dan saw that Kash was confused.
"That's the sound of a match ending probably," he said returning back to his tent.
Realizing that he missed the fight, Kash used his grapple arm to latch onto the side of the gate and hopped over back to the VIP area. When he returned, he saw Karin, Sakura, Kyosuke and Kyoko around Hinata. He saw Ken, Hayato and Hideo talking amongst them, but didn't spot the girl Hinata was to fight. The crowd was in an uproar complaining. Putting the box down and running to Karin, he saw Hinata was hurt. Her face was badly bruised and Kash noticed a lot of scrapes on her.
"What happened?" he asked concerned.
"That Justice High girl is what happened," said Karin upset.
"Karin, please calm down," said Sakura in a low voice.
"Is she going to be fine Ms. Minazuki?" asked Kyosuke.
"Hinata needs to rest, please help me take her to my office inside the school," she said before looking at Sakura. "I don't know what they are going to decide but if you end up having to fight her, I'd advice to forfeit. That girl is dangerous."
"Is this what you guys teach at Justice High School?" yelled Karin. "That girl is extremely dangerous."
Kyoko walked away with Kyosuke carrying Hinata. Sakura walked back towards the competitors' area and Karin walked back towards her seat. Confused, Kash walked to his seat to talk to Karin.
"Karin what happened to Hinata?" he asked her.
"That girl, the way she fought, she is no amateur, she can't be a student," she said with a look of concern before getting up. "I need to go research something, I'll return shortly."
With that Karin got up and walked away. Kash turned and saw the three men had agreed on something and Ken took the microphone.
"The judges including myself have decided that Justice High School's Cammy White is disqualified for that brutal attack!" he yelled. "Unfortunately due to her state, Taiyo High School's Hinata Wakaba is unable to continue, meaning that both Seijyun Girls High School's Akira Kazama and Tamagawa Minami High School's Sakura Kasugano will be the finals in the girls division!"
Ken looked towards Hideo and Hayato and both of them nodded. Looking back towards the crowd, he continued talking.
"We'll hold off on the finals for the girls and move on for the semi-finals for the boys!" he yelled as he searched for the information on his clipboard. "So can I have Gorin High School's Roberto Miura and Gedo High School's Daigo Kazama center stage please!"
Kash looked and saw Roberto approaching with his soccer ball in hand. When he got to the middle, he held the ball over his head and Kash heard an entire section cheering him on.
"That must be the Gorin High section," he thought to himself opening the box he purchased.
Inside he found a pink uniform, a couple of DVDs and a book. Opening the book, he saw detailed motions of attacks for Saikyo style. Scrolling he found one that caught his attention.
"Self-Taught Fist, better known as Gadouken," he continued reading, skimming the history of the move until he saw the diagram and looked in horror. "Do I have to do that motion though? It looks very weird."
Looking at the motion and looking around that no one was paying mind to him, Kash got up and attempted to do a Gadouken. He felt something leave his hand but wasn't like what the book showed. He was about to turn around and sit down and saw Ken giving him a weird look.
"What were you doing?" he questioned.
"Nothing, stretching," said Kash extending his arm again and quickly sitting in his seat.
Kash watched as Daigo entered the stage with a serious look on his face. Roberto was kicking the soccer ball in place as Daigo got to where he was. Hideo grabbed the mic and got to where they were.
"Gorin High, are you ready?" he asked looking at Roberto.
"Of course!" said Roberto holding the soccer ball under his arm.
"Gedo High, are you ready?" he asked looking at Daigo.
Daigo simply nodded his response.
"Let us start the first match of the boys division!" yelled Hideo running off the stage.
Roberto jumped a few spots back and saw Daigo was not moving.
"You better not take me lightly," he yelled spinning the soccer ball on his finger.
Daigo still did not move from his spot nor opened his eyes. Getting upset, Roberto ran towards Daigo with fist extended, as he got close, he quickly slid and tried to kick him. Daigo jumped backwards really high and opened his eyes. He saw Roberto about to kick his ball at him.
"Eat my long shoot!" he yelled kicking the ball.
The ball shot at an upward angle, as it approached Daigo, Kash figured he would sidestep the ball or drop down but noticed at the angle, he would get hit regardless. Instead, Daigo pushed his right arm forward and opened his palm. A small blast extended from his hand which knocked the ball back towards Roberto. Roberto jumped up and caught the ball as Daigo dropped to his feet.
"You honestly think I can't catch a soccer ball?" questioned Roberto to a silent Daigo.
Quickly, Daigo dashed forward and punched Roberto who fell backwards. As he walked towards the goalie on the ground, Roberto tried to do a flip to get up, at the same time trying to kick Daigo. Daigo responded by sidestepping and hitting him with a backhand making Roberto land back on the ground.
"This match isn't fair, Daigo is clearly stronger than Roberto," Kash whispered towards Ken.
"I've seen amazing comebacks, it's never over until it is," he responded back to him.
Roberto quickly moved on away to keep a distance from Daigo. Once again, he tried to run at Daigo.
"This same trick again, I won't fall for it again," spoke Daigo for the first time since the match.
Instead of attempting the slide from before, Roberto jumped in the air to shoot the soccer ball at him.
"EAT MY EXPLODING FURY V-GOAL!" he yelled to Daigo as he kicked the soccer ball with all he had.
The ball flew at Daigo who just stared as it approached him, at the last second, he punched the ball with a strong right hand, while keeping his position. The ball flew back at Roberto who this time was too slow to catch it and hit him in the face, falling to the ground. The soccer ball rolled away from Roberto and back to Daigo who punched it flat. Kash looked at Ken who only shrugged at him. Hideo with microphone in hand, ran to the stage.
"Roberto Miura is unable to continue, the match goes to Gedo High School's Daigo Kazama!" yelled Hideo.
As he approached to raise Daigo's hand in victory, he turned and saw Cammy approaching the stage with two other girls from Justice High School. The room quickly got quiet as they were approaching Daigo. Hideo quickly spoke up on the microphone.
"You've been disqualified Cammy, please leave the stage," he spoke sternly at the girl.
She slowly looked at him and spoke to the two girls behind her.
"Our target is Daigo Kazama, all other can be terminated," she said almost robotic. "Understood Juni, Juli?"
"Yes sir!" said Juni, another girl with blonde hair.
"Sir!" said Juli, a girl with brownish hair.
"Target?" said Daigo confused. "I don't fight girls, go find yourselves a new target."
"Target is refusing to comply, engaging," said Cammy.
"Do not hurt him, I need that body in perfect condition," said a voice in her head. "Find a way to persuade him."
Looking towards where the other contenders were standing, she locked eyes with Akira.
"New target acquired: Akira Kazama," she said looking towards Akira.
Daigo tried to hit Cammy but was intercepted by both Juni and Juli who punched him with quick reflexes in his stomach, making him kneel on one knee. Hideo attempted to stop them and ate a flying kick from Juli for his troubles. Akira ran towards the stage with Sakura behind her. Kash, Ken and Hayato ran to where Hideo fell.
"Akira no, it's a trap!" she yelled towards her.
Akira did not care and continued running, she tried to punch Cammy who dodged her and hit her with an upward flying kick. Akira flew in the air being caught by Sakura who fell with her. Juni and Juli pulled a pistol from their back and aimed it at Kash and the other guys. Cammy however continued to walk towards Akira, who was getting up with Sakura. Daigo quickly yelled out to get Cammy's attention.
"Leave my sister alone, I'll do whatever you ask!" he yelled at her.
Turning around, she walked back towards Daigo. With her back turned, Sakura put her hands together as if she was holding a ball ready to attack before being interrupted by Ken.
"Don't Sakura, you might miss and hit Daigo by mistake!" he yelled to her.
Cammy approached Daigo and quickly kicked him, knocking him out cold. She and Juni quickly grabbed him as Juli continued to hold the others back with her pistol. The girls made their escape with their captive as the group looked on helpless.
"DAIGO!" yelled Akira in tears.