Pushing his hand forward, Akuma actually deflected that blast, sending it crashing into the ground. "...impressive." he noted, before he suddenly cupped his hands in a manner that Goku would find extremely familiar. "Gou Hadoken!" he called, before he shot a purple ball of fire right at Goku.
Quickly, Akuma went on the defensive; trying as best he could to block the incoming strikes, though some of them passed through his guard. Gritting, he suddenly ducked underneath one kick, before aiming a powerful uppercut directly at Goku's chin. "Gou Shoryuken!"
[dice=6] "Oh?!" He probably could've dodged it, but that energy his fist dragged with it...it was like it was ripping the life energy in the air like paper. It just fascinated Goku so, he eyed it carefully to see how it works.
"AAAAGH!!!" Even if it sent him flying in the air. Rolling, he balanced himself....
...floating in the air.
"Wow! That was an impressive attack!"[rand=59835584548952233564696674545586661082114474473636853517060696629]
Looking up at Goku, Akuma hummed. "...you're certainly full of surprises, yourself." he commented, before he rubbed his cheek where Goku had punched him. "...more importantly, however... your fist... it carries sufficient power..." Then, he nodded. "...truly, this battle will test my skills to the limit."
"...hm." Akuma hummed. "Not something I've ever considered, but..." Closing his eyes, Akuma entered a more peaceful state of mind, as he followed Goku's instructions; focusing on his energy and trying to push it to his feet.
Still, he attempted to channel his energy; focusing it against his feet... rapidly.
...all it would take to send me flying... would be one... more... push.
Almost instantly upon finishing that thought, a push occurred, as Akuma suddenly shot up into the air like a rocket; leaving a small crater where he had left the ground. He came to an instant stop when he felt that his feet were no longer in contact with the earth, though.