Chapter 12:

Chapter 12

Queen of Dodge!

During the last week before the qualification match Minami met up with Pacho in the small gym where the Sumo Club met. The other wrestlers were totally shocked to see a girl in the room, and especially a girl WITH Pacho. “So what are we working on?” Minami asked,Bookmark here

“Well, I’ve been doing some thinking,” Pacho responded, “I don’t think we’ll be going up against Yakuza in the qualification match, and it’ll just be another school. However, when we get to Yakuza you’ll need to be prepared. That's why I brought you to the Sumo Club.”Bookmark here

“Oh, alright,” She said before Pacho walked off and eventually came back with a mawashi belt. Bookmark here

“Here,” he said, “You’ll want to wear this. Of course you can keep your bra on, but considering we’re in the Sumo Club room it would be appropriate for you to wear a Mawashi Belt.”Bookmark here

“Oh, yeah, sure.” She said as she took the belt before setting down her bag. She then undid the ribbon around her neck before undoing the buttons on her blazer and white button up shirt. She kicked off her shoes as she removed her blazer and white shirt revealing her abs and muscles as well as her sports bra. She then undid her skirt and took it off followed by her leggings. When she had gotten down to her panties she then looked at the belt before saying, “Hey, Pacchan, do you think you can help me out with this?” She turned to Pacho to notice him staring at her as well as the other wrestlers in the room, “Uh…Pacchan?” Bookmark here

It took Pacho a few minutes before he snapped out of his daze, “Hm?! What?!”Bookmark here

“Can you help me put this on?”Bookmark here

“Oh! Yeah! Of course!” He said as he walked over to her, “Okay, so unfold it completely and then put it up between your legs, like you’re putting on panties or something.”Bookmark here

“Oh, alright,” she said as she did as he said,Bookmark here

“Now, just hold this bit back here.” He said as he held part of the belt to her lower back, “And this part up her against your chest.” He then lifted a front part of the belt to her body. She moved her hand to the front of the belt before he grabbed onto the longer part of the belt on the back, “Now you just spin around,” he said as he started to turn her and wrap the belt around her body, “After the first spin, you put down the front part,” Minami did as instructed, “Then spin around once again.” He said as he spun her around uncle more, “It needs to be really tight around you, so we’ll spin you around once more.”Bookmark here

As Minami spun around once more Pacho then cleared his throat before saying, “This next part is difficult, so I’ll help you out with it.”Bookmark here

“Oh, what do you have to do?”Bookmark here

“Well, I have to tuck this last part up into the back of the belt.”Bookmark here

Minami blushed as she looked down, “I-If he does that, then Pacchan…h-he’ll touch my butt!” She swallowed heavily before saying, “Yes, go ahead.” Pacho nodded before he gave a slightly perverted grin,Bookmark here

“First I had my head crushed between her thighs! Now I’m helping her out on a Mawashi Belt! All that’s left is to ask her out and my love life will be full and my social status elevated!” He cleared his throat before saying, “Alright, here it goes.” He then started to tuck in the loose end back through the end of the belt. Minami clasped her hand over her mouth as a soft moan escaped it. “WH-WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!” She blushed as she looked away, as Pacho grabbed the top of the end as it came out of the belt, “Now I just need to make a knot.” He said as he started to tie the belt together, once the knot was completed he stood back and said, “Alright! You’re all finished!”Bookmark here

“Really?” She asked as she turned and looked at him. The eyes of the entire club dazzled, and a few of their noses bled. “Does it look okay?”Bookmark here

“H-Her buffness really compliments the Mawashi Belt!” Pacho said to himself before clearing his throat and saying, “Yes! It looks fine!” Bookmark here

“O-Okay,” she said with a smile as she tucked her hair behind her ear, “So what are we doing?”Bookmark here

“Oh! Yes! Of course!” Pacho said before he grabbed onto his blazer and removed his uniform down to his Mawashi in one graceful swoosh, “We’re going to be working on Sumo Strikes! In Sumo, unlike Karate, there’s no punching. Instead they’re a thrust with the palm! Some martial arts even have techniques that they can incorporate into Sumo.” He smiled as he folded his arms and said, “Yakuza is a big scary guy, he’s got an immeasurable amount of durability and muscle mass. So we’re going to teach you some thrusts which can help you knock someone over with immense durability such as us. Afterwards you can turn those thrusts into throws as you’ll be using nearly all the same muscle groups.”Bookmark here

“Woah, that’s actually pretty cool…” Minami said as her eyes dazzled. She grinned as she clenched her fists before saying, “Let’s do this!!!” Bookmark here

“However, in exchange, we’re going to strike you in return. Just so that you could get used to being hit by a ball Yakuza would throw at you. I heard from Ryusuke you ended up in the hospital.”Bookmark here

“O-Oh, it was nothing really.” Minami said as she scratched the back of her head and chuckled nervously, “Honestly I’m fine. I had a bruise for a day or two but I’m fine now.”Bookmark here

“Still, we would be better off safe than sorry.”Bookmark here

Minami sighed before saying, “Alright, fine. Let’s do this.” As they started Minami attempted a strike before she was then struck in return and sent flying onto her back. She groaned before she’d go back to striking only to be thrown everytime. She fell into the dirt every day that she trained until one day she was hit and she slid backwards on her toes. She performed her own strike which made some of the members wobble and others even stumbled. She continued to work at it until Calluses formed, the Calluses would burst and expose raw skin, after she tended to her hands she continued to strike again, and again, and again, and again, until she was ultimately able to knock every member of the Sumo Club flat on their backs with just a thrust of her hand.Bookmark here

Minami sat on a bench as sweat beaded down every inch of her body. “Hey Captain,” Pacho said as he walked over to her and handed her a bottle of water, “You did great today.” Bookmark here

“Thanks,” Minami said as she quickly took the water bottle and she began to chug it down. Bookmark here

“However, I have to warn you,” he said as he sat beside her, “Like with any punch, throw, or arm thrust, you can hyperextend your arm, or even dislocate your shoulder. So don’t overdo it.”Bookmark here

“Yeah,” Minami responded, “I’ll remember that.” She then sighed before saying, “Did you hold back?”Bookmark here

“What do you mean?”Bookmark here

“Just now, when I pushed you over, did you hold back?”Bookmark here

“What makes you say that?”Bookmark here

“Well, with your dad being a Yokozuna, you must have incredible training.” Bookmark here

“Yeah, my training is intense.” Pacho said with a smile as he leaned back, “I’m only in Sumo for self defense, however, when I’ve had bouts with me dad, he says I could be anywhere from a Makushita to a Maegashira.”Bookmark here

“And that means…?”Bookmark here

“Well, in Okinawan Karate, I would be anywhere from 5th Kyū to 3rd Kyū.”Bookmark here

“What?! No way! That’s bull!! I’m a 3rd Dan Black Belt and you were kicking my ass!” Bookmark here

“Oh? Really?” Bookmark here

“My god…are Sumo really that powerful?”Bookmark here

“It really depends,” he said, “You know something Captain? You’re actually pretty good at Sumo, at least learning the strikes and stuff. If you ever want to take things seriously, and possibly train for real, let me know.”Bookmark here

“Yeah, of course.” She said, “So, you were holding back then?”Bookmark here

“Only a little.” He said as he scratched the back of his head,Bookmark here

“What?! You jerk! That’s it! Get back in the ring! I’m gonna mess you up!”Bookmark here

“Alright, whatever you say.” Pacho said with a laugh,Bookmark here

“Can I ask you something?”Bookmark here

“Sure,”Bookmark here

“If you’re really this strong, why don’t you go pro?”Bookmark here

He sighed before he leaned back and said, “I’ve thought about it, however, I’m not really sure if it’s what I want to do with my life. With that being said, I like the way I am and how I’m able to perform, so Sumo is really a hobby.” He then looked at her and said, “However, I had a really fun time training you in Sumo. Perhaps I’ll become a teacher.”Bookmark here

“Yeah! You should! You’d be really good at it!”Bookmark here

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Minami looked down at the palms of her hands. They had mostly healed from her training with the Sumo Club, the only thing that bothered her was the bandage wrapped around her hand. She then looked up at Yakuza before he said, “So it appears it was inevitable.”Bookmark here

“Yeah,” she said, “Just to let you know, I’ve been working my ass off. I’ve been training nonstop in order to beat you. I’ll show you all the strength I’ve gained.”Bookmark here

“I wouldn’t want it any other way.”Bookmark here

She then looked down at a ball near her feet, “I don’t appreciate the way you talked about my friends, even if they aren’t the best they can be right now, they still try their hardest.” She knelt down and picked up the ball before she said, “Even if they aren’t pros now, I’m still going to train them harder than ever before and take them to the top.” She stood up and looked Yakuza in the eyes, “And that’s when all of us will be able to beat you at once.”Bookmark here

“Please, don’t go about spewing such-“ His eyes then widened as he noticed a ball just inches away from his face. He then quickly rotated over his left shoulder, but with the amount of force he put into the turn he was thrown off his feet and he rolled along the ground. The team’s eyes widened as they gasped,Bookmark here

“D-Did she hit him?!” Yaguchi asked,Bookmark here

“No! I didn’t hear the ball make contact with his face!” Daisuke said,Bookmark here

“My god,” Yaguchi responded, “The speed and power behind such a throw is incredible! I don’t even think I saw her or the ball move, I just saw her get into that stance as if she had just thrown something!”Bookmark here

Yakuza clenched his teeth as he got back onto his feet and he looked over at Minami. “She must’ve really pushed herself hard, when I first encountered Choki her strength was more than half of what it is now.” Minami slowly looked up at him as her eyes began to glow and appeared to have flames coming from them. “I see,” Yakuza said to himself with a smirk, “She’s pushed herself beyond the physical limits she had when we first met, she’s now an entirely different person. This should be fun!” Bookmark here

Minami quickly picked up a ball near her feet before throwing it. Yakuza chuckled before he threw a ball of his own. The two balls clashed in midair before they flew back to the hands of their throwers. Minami and Yakuza repeated this action several times before Minami caught her ball and accelerated towards Yakuza. Yakuza swung his arm around to hit Minami in the face when suddenly she ducked beneath his arm and looked into his eyes. As his ball flew over her head she quickly moved and sent the ball in her hand flying upwards. Yakuza quickly bent backwards before he looked down into Minami’s eyes, “This is amazing! She’s improved greatly in such little time!” Bookmark here

“I-Incredible…” Ryusuke said in utter shock as he and the team watched from the sidelines. It was as if two apex titans had just engaged in battle with one another, and now they were out for each other’s life. “I never knew Minami was capable of something like this…!”Bookmark here

“You’d be surprised.” Pacho said with a smile as he folded his arms, “Believe me, the Captain takes training very seriously.”Bookmark here

“How would you know…?”Bookmark here

“Because I taught her the moves she’s using just now.”Bookmark here

“WH-WHAT?!?!!!” The team said in unison,Bookmark here

“YOU MEAN TO TELL ME SHE’S USING SUMO RIGHT NOW PACHINKO?!?!?!?!!!” Gaoma screamed,Bookmark here

“Yes,” Pacho responded, “I figured, the same thrusts and strikes you use in Sumo can be applied to throwing a ball. Since I knew the Captain already knew martial arts, I figured it’d be easier to teach her rather than the rest of you.” He smiled a bit as he leaned forward and the battle between Minami and Yakuza reflected off his eyes, “You all should’ve seen her, she was absolutely incredible. She learns quickly, not only that, but she can learn as she fights. So it’s likely the same thing won’t work on her twice. I’ve got her incredible burning spirit cinged into my retinas. And there’s only one other person I know capable of something like that.”Bookmark here

“And that is…?” Yaguchi responded,Bookmark here

“My father. The Yokozuna known as Rando Kinichi. He broke the record for the world's heaviest Japanese person as well as being the strongest Yokozuna.”Bookmark here

“Good god…” Daisuke said, “I’ve seen a few of his matches on TV…they always end in seconds, if not that, then less.”Bookmark here

“Yes,” Pacho said, “I think, no, I know for a fact that our Captain has that same level of growth and potential. We just need to believe in her!”Bookmark here

A//NBookmark here

Huh?! Minami has Sumo training?! Things have gotten interesting! Bookmark here

If anyone is wondering what Pacho feels for Minami, he mostly likes her because he admires her strength. He doesn’t have nearly as big of a crush on her as Ryusuke.Bookmark here

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