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Dawn walked Hotaru home.
"How long has this been going on?" Dawn held the smaller girl's hand to give her strength and comfort.
"Ever since I transferred to the new school. They saw me heal a kitten and ever since then they've been calling me names and beating me up."
"Have you told anyone? Your parents? Your teachers?"
"I tried telling my father, but there wasn't any evidence by the time I get home. It hurts too much and I heal all the injuries as soon as I can."
"What about your mother? I'm sure she would at least understand about the verbal abuse?"
"Mommy's dead." Hotaru's voice broke when she said that. Dawn hugged her in the middle of the street. The people around them didn't approve of this open display of affection. They let them know with their expressions of obvious disapproval and hostility.
Dawn couldn't have cared less.
A busy body tried to say something but Dawn snarled at her and scared her silly. The middle aged woman quickly retreated. This was Juban. After all. Where all the weirdness has been going on. The woman quickly left the street and went into the first open shop she could find.
Hotaru giggled at Dawn's reactions to the people around them. This stranger had shown her more affection and concern than she had seen in a long time from her friends, neighbors and family.
Dawn smiled at he younger girl and put her arm around her shoulders, "C'mon squirt, show me the way to your home." Hotaru giggled again, and instead of pulling away she gave Dawn a deeper embrace.
"Where the hell is she?" Faith paced back and forth aggressively in the Crown Arcade.
Everyone gave the gaigin girl space. She gave off an aura of danger that said mess with me and you'll live to regret it.
"Rei she's scaring me." Usagi whimpered.
Rei slapped her bun, "Grow a spine..." she growled.
"It's not just her Rei. She's scaring everyone... look around you..." Ami defended Usagi.
Rei looked around, she grunted when she saw that Ami was right. Everyone was giving the older girl space. No one even dared pass by her. They went out of their way to avoid the girl. The girl was strong and fast, but she wasn't doing anything to intimidate anyone. She frowned and decided to dig a little deeper, she refocused on the girl and tried to sense her chi, just as if she was doing a fire reading, "Whoa..." she jumped back.
"What is it?" Usagi grabbed her shoulders and shook her like a rag.
"Stop that Meatball head." Rei growled when she recovered.
Usagi stopped shaking her, "What did you see?"
"She has a strong aura. Stronger than a Sailor Scout. She doesn't look it, but that girl is packing some serious power.
"What's going on?" Dana asked the Sailors in their civilian identities.
"Rei just took a look at Faith's Aura, and she was surprised by how strong she is." Ami explained.
"I think she was looking at the slayer Spirit. From the explanation I got it's thousands of years old. From like when man was still living in caves and shit. When one girl dies, another is chosen. I'm not sure what you did, but the first time Usagi here shot Faith and the gang with her pocket nuke in a stick, she drove the spirit out of her body. It then came to me as the closest candidate possible, but when I got blasted at the Ice cream place, the spirit jumped again. That's only supposed to happen when the girl dies." Dana looked at Usagi and added, "I'm not sure what you're doing, but be careful when you target your friends. You never know what other side effects there might be or what else could happen..."
The other scouts agreed with the girl. Usagi was wicked powerful and they didn't need a part of their spirit ripped out like that.
"I'll be careful. I promise." Usagi was deadly serious when she said that. The others believed her. She might be an airhead, but when it came to Sailor Moon Usagi could become quite the serious girl.
"She here yet." Faith asked Dana.
Dana jumped out of her skin. "Christ! Don't. Do. That. You scared the crap out of me."
"You have your cell phone on you?" Faith ignored Dana's reaction and held her hand out for the tiny government issue cell phone.
"Here..." Dana reached into her back pocket and passed the phone to the older slayer.
Faith snatched it out of her hand and quickly hit the quick dial for Dawn.
"'Ssup Dana?" Dawn replied.
"WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU!" Faith screamed into the phone.
Everything in the Arcade stopped. The only noise heard was from the Arcade machines themselves.
"JEEZZ! Take it easy..." Dawn asked Hotaru, "What's the address here?"
Hotaru gave it to her. Dawn repeated the address.
"Hold on..." Faith looked at the girls and she focused on Ami, "You." she pointed at the quaking girl. Ami pointed at her chest. "Yeah you. Take the address down." she passed the cell phone to Ami.
"Ami? Don't let Faith push you around. Stand your ground. She's just a big wuss." Dawn snickered, she knew Faith could hear her with her big slayer ears, "I'm at the Tomoe residence in Juban." Dawn repeated the address again and Ami memorized.
"I will pass along your message Lady Dawn."
"Why are you calling me Lady Dawn? It's just Dawn."
"Sorry, my English is not as good as I thought. I will remember next time. Bye." Ami hanged up quickly. She didn't want to give away any more information. Ami wrote down the address and gave it to Faith.
"What am I supposed to do with this?" she asked.
"I don't speak or read Japanese." Faith huffed.
"Oh. I guess we can take you there." she looked at her friends and saw that they were ready to help her out.
"Let's go. Xander's gonna shit a brick if Dawn gets kidnapped again."
They all left the Arcade together, when the door closed behind the girls, the noise slowly returned to normal.