"Did you see where she went?" Dawn asked, moving up to stand at Kay's shoulder.
The girl shook her head. "No clue. The minute she was underwater, it was like she just disappeared."
Emily cursed and punched a garbage can lid. "DAMMIT!" Frustration screamed from her in waves and it was obvious she was still mad that Dawn had stopped her from throwing herself into the water after Erika. She didn't care that it would have made a bad scene. She wanted to find Erika and beat the crap out of her just for being so annoying.
"All right, that's enough of that," Dawn said in her coldest voice. Emily immediately stopped and straightened, her shoulders instinctively going back and her body going into the "at rest" position of a Slayer in the presence of a higher authority. "We've gotta get the van back together, then we'll find some kind of lodgings. After that, we'll pick up some information on the world we're in and find Erika. First though, the van."
The good thing about Slayers was that in any situation where brute strength was called for, they more than excelled. Sure, most of them weren't great for the heavy thinking, but they knew their job and there was pretty much nothing that could stop them. They had been created to be an army of one, but that didn't mean they hadn't learned how to take orders and work well with each other, mostly.
Standing with her arms crossed, Dawn directed Emily and Kay in the changing of the tire and fixing up of the ruined side of the van while she took her first solid view of the new world. "You know what," she said suddenly, "I think this is Seattle. Sure, it's all rundown and post-apocalypse looking, but it's Seattle nonetheless."
"How do you know?" Emily asked.
Dawn pointed. "Because that's the Space Needle. And we better find Erika before she gets into the kind of trouble that only a rogue Slayer can manage."
"Yes sir!" Kay jerked off a snappy salute. "Come on, Em, let's get this thing going."
The two girls sped up their work. They knew how dangerous Erika Hutton could be, had seen it first hand the couple of times she had managed to escape for even a short time. And if they weren't quick in getting her back in custody, innocent people were going to die painful deaths.