She was way faster than she should have been, and it totally pissed him off. Nobody should be able to move that fast, get out of the way in time to kick him with all the strength of a heavyweight.
However, he was, at the same time, almost respectful. Girl could fuckin' move.
He hit the wall hard, but tucked his head so that it didn't connect. The last thing he needed was to hit anything hard enough that the kid got out--he'd be doomed for sure. Nope, the moral of the day was to stay on his feet and move faster than freak girl. No easy feat, even with his distinct advantages.
He pushed off the wall and lashed out again. This time, a tendril shot out along the ground, seeking her out like a creeper vine. Alright. Aiming high hadn't worked. Time to aim low and see if she could still dance out of the way.