The experiences Subaru had going through the military academy on Mid-Childa, her stance drawn from the heat of battle during the TSAB/SCC War meant that she was very used to fighting. Almost to an art.
Still, the grab was faster than she thought it was as Jackie got a hood of her.
Noriko was versed in a very different form of fighting: how to fight against mindless but incredibly powerful enemies, which was a totally different game from what she was in right now. She was out of her element, so she had to end this quickly. Using mana to instead strengthen her next attack, she briefly let go of Subaru with one hand so that the free hand could attempt to go for a punch straight to the chest.
The square punch to her chest skid Subaru across several feet as she nodded. Arms crossed in front of her in an X, she nodded. “Hm, not bad at all. It would have hurt if I hadn’t do that.”
Meanwhile, Noriko stared at just how far she had pushed Subaru. “I-I did that?”
It was like something out of Fist of the North Star. Humans couldn’t send people flying like that.