Why not excessive force?

Sakura is trapped in a dream where her mom is alive. Can the others get her out? Yes. With EXCESSIVE fire power.

Date: 2017-01-15
Pose Count: 41
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-15 22:03:08 67656
Sakura Kinomoto was missing. For days. Now, this might not draw much attention normally, but this was Sakura. Every day was jam packed with activities, whether it was training with Naomi, going to a festival, school, hanging with friends, tracking the clow cards, being Tomoyo's model, working her new job, etc etc. She was ALWAYS doing something. Always meeting with people. Always with her friends.

And then, one day, she suddenly wasn't. And so many people would find a Sakura sized hole in their lives. One that desperately needed to be filled. So, of course, Tomoyo had started sending out messages asking for help. It seemed she tried to go by the house. But... for some reason... she just couldn't. She didn't know why.

So of course she suspected a clow card. Which meant magical girls! And she may have forced one of the girls to carry the camera and PROMISE to catch a recording of Sakura in action. Because she was, first and foremost, Tomoyo. However, when they arrived at the house... nothing seemed off? In fact, it looked just like a normal house...
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-15 22:07:14 67657
Whatever her personal problems at the moment, a missing Saku-chan is an emergency. No amount of potential death, Witching, or de-magic'ing will stop Miss White from joining up with the group investigating this whole mess.

Showing up in her henshin, Miss White scowls as she looks over the house. Then, finally, she just starts hammering on the door in typical Hannah fashion.

"YOOOOO! Is Sakura-chan in today? Been a while, haven't seen you since the party kiddo!" Yes, she's yelling at a door. Meanwhile, Raging Tempest is already trying to scan the house. A Clow Card was mentioned, so time to see if there's any magic floating about.
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-15 22:15:13 67658
Yuuki has been on the busy side of things herself. Between training, Trying to find the Hearts Desire Logia, Working together with someone who may or may not be trouble.... Its just been really crazy. Not to mention that she got owned by her own spell. That didn't feel good at all. All in all, its just a ball of chaos for her lately.

Quietly she is sitting at home working on schoolwork. She comes across a question she doesn't really know the answer too. So she grabs her phone. Between Nanoha and Sakura Someone must know how to say "I have to go to the bathroom." English. Sakura... She's not been in school. Yuuki's written it off as her being sick and just missing a few days but she is getting a little worried. Quickly she dials the number and calls up Sakura.

Suddenly the tracking device that Yuuno had given her begins going off. She hangs up and looks at the device. "Finally!" She quickly gets on the phone and calls up Nanoha, "The device is going off! The Lost Logia is in the area!!!" She then calls up Hannah with the same message. She sounds elated.

Quickly she gets dressed. Not henshining yet. No point in burning that and running around in her cute outfit while people can see. That can wait. Nope she's getting warm clothing on and then she's out the door!
Seth Locke 2017-01-15 22:20:50 67659
But wait, who's that with Miss White? Why, it's a) a boy, and b) not even a magical boy at that. It's Seth, carried by Hannah, and all in all not entirely surprised that his long time friend is a magical girl; after all, recent talks seem to have hinted out she was at least in-the-know about magic. Still, surprised is a bit of a factor, here.

But he'll save questions for later. Right now, someone he knows is missing, and he's trying to find that person. Which is what brings him here.

"So, tell me...", Seth asks Hannah, "What could cause Sakura-chan to disappear?"
Nanoha Takamachi 2017-01-15 22:23:35 67662
Yuuki Oshiro would had noticed something about Nanoha Takamachi the past few days and that it's been she's distracted with something in her head since the day she fought Fate recently. That shouldn't been happening. She left her mom. Fate never told her much about that but... why go back suddenly?

Why start fighting again.

If Yuuki asked she'd give her the Suzuka and Arisa Treatment. Everything is okay and she isn't keeping any secrets! Nope.


This'll come back to bite her in the butt eventually. For now. She doesn't want to talk about it. Maybe in a couple of days.

When Yuuki says that the device is going off though.

Well it's a welcome distraction. Right? Maybe they can catch it this time.

Off Nanoha is in the air, aiming toward's to join up with Yuuki. Yuuno is with her this time. Yuuno wants to see this thing for himself. Yuuno is holding on for dear life to Nanoha's shoulder.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-15 22:37:39 67663
Jiaying Maki has received a rather strange visit from a particular spirit. This is unusual because she usually has to go out hunting for those kinds of things. This means that as has been almost the norm lately, she's wearing a heavy looking set of Chinese sorcerer style robes, a pocket full of fun tools and other goodies to help. Mostly because missing magical kid means she should probably bring those sort of things right?

What she wasn't expecting was a gaggle of other magical sorts gathered. That's the technical term for a magical collection right?

Arm raised, she calls out, "Hey!" before darting over, running a touch awkwardly in the robes. "Did you guys talk to a ghost too? Because that's new if you guys can." Since it's all magical-y sorts plus one, she doesn't bother with her disguise!
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-15 22:38:37 67664
After a few moments, the door opened and... a woman stood in the doorway, a big smile on her face. "Ah. Hello, children. Are you here to see my little Sakura?" the woman asked. She smiled at them. IT was such a gentle, loving smile. The kind of smile that lit up a room and made even the worst scrapes and bruises suddenly stop hurting. She was wearing a yellow sundress, as if it was in the middle of summer.

A shame they could feel the magic about the place, inside it was as if it was the midst of summer, the warmth emanating through the walls. The smell of fresh baked cookies wafted out through the house. "Please, come in. We were just about to finish up." She then turned and walked off. Into the kitchen. Where Sakura was standing in an apron, a few trays of cookies out, a big mixing bowl in front of her and a bit of batter on her cheeks. She was stirring it as best she could, before picking up a small little container filled with strawberry filling. "Mom, is it okay if I add the strawberries now?"

The woman chuckled and walked over, pulling out her napkin and gently wiping off Sakura's cheek before nodding. "Is it nice and properly stirred? Remember, you don't want to mix the fruit in too hard or it'll get all mushed. You like the big bites of fruit, right?"

"R-right, mommy!" she said, her eyes practically glowing before she got right back to stirring. A shame they could likely feel the... something being off about her. The girl looked adorable as ever. But the table, counters, everything was filled with... food. Trays and trays of cookies, cakes, pastries, all kinds of different things. There was a ding and Sakura's eyes widened. "I think the cupcakes are done!" she said happily, turning and walking to the stove, pulling it open.

"Dear, remember. Oven mits," her mom said, grabbing the mits and, together, they pulled the cupcakes out. "Sakura, dear, your friends have come to see you."

It was... oddly, extremely idyllic.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-15 22:46:46 67665
Hannah considers. "Could be a Card. Or...if my friend's right, it might be something worse. Keep on your toes, Seth." Miss White sounds somewhere between horribly worried, and furious as she spies Yuuki's message.

Once the others show, they get a wave. "Hey kids. This reminds me of Haruna. Might be that damn piece of metal that's been going around." No, she's not going to even give it the dignity of a name. Her hands make repeated 'rip a Logia in Two' motion though. Even Nanoha's getting a good greeting. Well, an angry one. She still likes the tiny little beam monster!

But in they go. The woman gets a smile, and she makes a show of flicking out her cane. Time to play like she doesn't have a Seeing Eye Magitek Friend in her pocket.

"Heyyy, nice to meet you finally Kinomoto-san! Name's Kasagami White, friend of your daughter's. She helped me out a few times." Grin! It's technically true.

More scanning, but only lightly so. There's a brief nod to Nanoha and Yuuki. She can't be too obvious here if she's playing Social Interrogator.

""What're you making, Saku-chan? Haven't seen you in a while." She doesn't have to exaggerate her worry here.
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-15 22:50:15 67666
When Yuuki sees Nanoha flying in, she rubs her head. "Why was I worried about hiding things again?" She whispers to herself.

< Because you don't want everyone to know you are a mage, Sister. >

"Thanks for that Shining Star." Yuuki sighs a little. "SHining Star, Set up!" The area around Yuuki is flooded with violet light as her clothing is changed and Shining star goes into staff mode. Moment's later she is in her Barrier jacket and she lifts up into the air to meet with Nanoha.

"I've got a bad feeling about this one Nanoha-chan. Sakura has not been in school and now the tracker is going off. See?" She holds up the device and it is blinking and making noise. "I hope it's not her. Please not her."

She quickly begins tracking and the device leads them right to Sakura's home. Yuuki touches down and her heart just sinks. "Its here... She probably doesn't know." Her gaze goes to Miss White, "Its here." She frowns. Then it's inside. If Sakura recognizes the outfit, she'll know there is a problem. If she doesn't... Its even worse.
Nanoha Takamachi 2017-01-15 23:06:27 67669
Nanoha Takamachi oh god, ugh, Hannah is here. Great. That's totally who she wants to see right now. Still, she does keep polite, if worried smile as she looks to Yuuki and frowns. "Well it's someone in this house." she says quietly. "Who lives with her?" she asks.

Yuuno nods. "Yes. In here." he says motioning to the house. He gives Miss White a side eye. He doesn't lock eye contact with her directly.

She gently waits till someone else answers the door. Raising Heart is already in her hands, in it's basic staff form.

She's already casting an area search of her own from it for a moment- mage circle spinning around the tip a moment.
Seth Locke 2017-01-15 23:11:00 67670
Seth Locke makes a note to remember what it could be, and so he sighs to himself. That's when Saku-chan's mother opens the door, and so he presents himself. "Good day, Kinomoto-san. I'm Seth Katsumoto Locke, a friend of your daughter. Me and my friends haven't seen Sakura-chan for a few days, so we were preoccupied with her absence."

He looks at the other arrivals, of whom he knows only Jia; the others don't ring a bell to him, to be perfectly honest. Then, Yuuki shifts into her Barrier Jacket mode, and he blinks. Isn't there a mother here who most likely doesn't know about her daughter's magic? Or, maybe she does, and this is all just everyday life for Kinomoto-san. But anyways, so readily? And then, there's Nanoha arriving, similar staff...

He turns to Hannah, and to Sakura, "Are you allright, kiddo? People've been trying to reach you, and you've been missing for days. What happened?"
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-15 23:15:03 67671
Jiaying Maki looks at the woman curiously and tilts her head to one side, then the other, then to the same side again before asking, "Have we met?" Curious to see what the woman says, or how she reacts. Then she realizes that's a touch rude either way. "Sorry."

Looking to Hannah, she asks, "Wait what happened there? Because this is weird on kinda a neat level. I met her gh... I was just visited by her." She holds her hands up and tries to make a spooky gesture for emphasis on how.

Waving to the familiar faces, she chews her lip, trying to think of how to best say what she thinks, then she shrugs and asks flatly, <Does anyone else speak Chinese?> since she doesn't want to just come out and say she talked to a girl's dead mom recently and all.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-15 23:19:45 67672
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times, then giggled. "Yuuki-san? Why are you wearing such a silly costume?" Then her eyes leveled on the weapon and... "Were you guys playing make believe? Hee hee. Maybe I'll join you later! Just as soon as we're done baking. Here, help yourselves!"

She then ran off to another bowl, stirring it a little before she started putting the topping on the cupcakes. "Mommy, am I doing it right?"

The woman laughed, it was almost angelic and soft. "Yes, Sakura-chan. You're doing perfectly." Her hands reached out and gently guided her hands. Such a nice scene...

A shame that their scans were likely getting a faint read from the logia... inside her mother. Oh dear. Sakura glanced up. "Can I have one of the cookies, mommy?"

"Of course, dear." And then Sakura ate one of them and... got a little crumbs on her cheeks, which her mother wiped off. Oh, this would NOT end well.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-15 23:32:44 67673
There's a helpless shrug in the direction of Ji. Leeeeean in. "Big jerk magitek thing is draining people's magic and making ideal illusions. We gotta break Sakura out of it!"

She remembers Sakura mentioning something about her mother. She'd never poked for more details, but it only makes the conclusion even stronger. "Yeah, yeah, we were all outside playing! Uh, say, could we all stay over for a while Kinomoto-san?" Smile. Smiiiile. Time to lure Sakura away from the illusion! Or at least to her room.

Out comes a whole stack of manga from her suit! "Got plenty of cute manga that you might like Sakura! Nothing scary or violent! Wanna go read 'em?"
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-15 23:33:16 67674
Yuuki's blood is boiling. This is an echo to her. A reminder of the hell this thing puth er through. What's worse, Sakura is completely enthralled by it. "Sakura-chan, I wanted to ask you about some stuff from school. I was having trouble with some of the homework and I know you are better at this sort of thing then I am. Can we talk somewhere? Like your room maybe? Or outside?" She asks softly.

That's the first step She needs to get Sakura out of this illusion. Part of her wants to just start blasting everything. That fake mom... She knows she's not real. She remembers Sakura mentioning that she lost her mom. Her gaze goes to Nanoha. She tried to make eye contact with her and then shifts her gaze to the mother.

"I will wait outside!" She states to Sakura. Yup not taking no for an answer. Plus the sooner she is out of there the better. She's been through this once before, She doesn't need to do it again.
Seth Locke 2017-01-15 23:47:06 67676
Seth Locke looks at the mom, "Yes... It makes sense, now... It's all too... Too 'stepford'." He looks at Sakura, "Sakura-chan, we need to talk to you, and it's a bit urgent."

In face of this, Seth looks to the others, and discreetely as possible, he looks purposefully to the mother. If this idyllic world is being created, then Sakura's heart desire, whom she'd stay around at all times, or vice-versa, could well be a sentinel designed to keep the dream going.
Nanoha Takamachi 2017-01-15 23:50:43 67677
Nanoha Takamachi looks to Yuuki, looks to Miss White, looks to Jiaying and this new Seth she doesn't know. She frowns a bit. This is an illusion. It is a barrier. "Raising Heart, Cannon Mode."

< Cannon Mode. >

The staff changes into the more proper cannon-style mode with the flat head as she shifts backwards, letting flier fin take her back a few feet from the open door.

A magic circle begins to form underneath her- as she begins the process of casting a sealing spell. What is she preparing to cast? Raising Heart doesn't spout a spell name yet. She's building a small charge.

"Yuuki-chan. Get Sakura out of the way." she says, aiming through the open door.

You can't reason with a Lost Logia. It's time to destroy the illusion as soon as possible this time.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-16 00:18:20 67679
Jiaying Maki tilts her head and says, "I uh, don't think cannon mode is going to work on an illusion." She points to it and adds, "Her mom's who sent me here." she hesitates and continues quickly, "The ghost I mean." she frowns, "I uh, didn't mean to say that out loud, it's kinda impolite." Then she quickly shakes her head, "But it may break the illusion right?"

Then it clicks she should get away from the spell, especially at the sign of the magic circle. "H-hey!" she says in aggravation, quickly ducking out of the way to try and not get caught up in the blast, seal or whatever else it may be!

Hannah's given a quick tug away too if she's not backing away! Because she likes Hannah, even if she's unsure of what she's really up to!
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-16 00:20:38 67681
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times. Wait, manga? "Oh, ummmm. after I'm done cooking," she said with a giggle. "Okay, mommy?"

"You can go play with your friends if you want, Sakura-chan. I can take care of the rest if you like."

"N-no! It's okay, mommy! I said I'd help, so I'm going to help! Please wait a little bit longer!" she told them. "Huh? Oh! Yuuki-chan, I--" And then she ran out, leaving Sakura giggling. "We can do it on the kitchen table! I'm almost done here!" No. No she wasn't.

And then all of a sudden FREAKING CANNON MODE! She moved in front of it. "W-what in the world are you doing?! Don't aim that at Mommy!" she shrieked, trying to shield her mom with her body.

The woman looked confused. "Is that a toy?"

And then Seth and Yuuki grab her. She TRIES to fight them off, yanking. "LET ME GO!" she screamed. "MOMMY!" she yelled. Sadly, she was just a kid, she didn't have much in the way of muscle, so dragging her off was easy. "MOMMY! DON'T HURT MY MOMMY! PLEASE!" she begged, shaking her head as tears began to form in her eyes. "Yuuki! Let me go! LET ME GO!" she kicked and screamed and thrashed but... just a kid.
Seth Locke 2017-01-16 00:21:42 67682
Seth Locke looks in direction of the voices coming from outside the kitchen, especially the ones that shout 'Cannon Mode'. What... CANNON MODE!??

His eyes widen, as he sees Raising Heart shifting and reconfiguring. "Sakura-chan... Forgive me for this..." And so he grabs a hold onto the little girl, and pulls her away from the path of Raising Heart's shot.

Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-16 00:23:47 67685
Oh /DANGIT/ Nanoha! "And people call /ME/ reckless!"

Just in case, Miss White already forces up a magical shield, aiming to have it appear around Sakura. Just in case there's any backblast towards the unhenshin'd girl! The urge to punt Nanoha rises greatly, but it /is/ a direct method to bust down this whole thing. She does bring out Raging Tempest, though, just in case she has to 'divert' the beam that's no doubt incoming soon! Ji does give her a good tug away from the potential blast radius. She's felt what those beams do after all!

Even so, all of her attention is on Sakura as she tries to shield her mother and Seth drags her off.

"Sorry kiddo! This hurts, but it's for your own good!" How much pain the poor girl's about to feel...it makes Hannah's heart seize up in pain just from the mere thought.
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-16 00:31:54 67687
Yuuki blinks! Nanoha gives the order and she watches Raising heart shift. "Woah! Nanoha-cha..." She quickly moves and takes hold of Sakura. "Sakura. Stop. This isn't real. You know it isn't!"

She frowns. This can't get much worse right now. She keeps hold for all she is. "Sakura-chan. SAKURA-CHAN! Listen! You know deep down this isn't real. You know what happened to your momma. You're under the effect of the Lost Logia! Remember? The thing that had me a few weeks ago? It sucks! I know. I wanted nothing more then my dad to be really alive but you have to let it go. Its not real. Its all an illusion."

She frowns and glances at Nanoha... She's going to chat it out with her a little later. This is the worst way this could have gone. She frowns and just continues holding her. "Deep down inside you know what I am saying is true. You're not just some random girl. Sakura-chan, you're the Card Captor. You are magical and you can feel it inside I know!"
Nanoha Takamachi 2017-01-16 00:36:57 67690
Nanoha Takamachi has reached the point of 'enough' with the Lost Logia. They can spend time talking to Sakura, yes- but then the thing will have moved on while the illusion begins to break 'willingly'. No. Not this time. She's going to break it wether the Lost Logia wants it broken or not.

"Raising Heart, Lock On into the illusion."

< Yes, Master. >. Raising Heart agrees with this plan of action. A thing magenta beam flashes forward through the doorway.

Divine Buster is a powerful bombardment spell, yes. But it's also a powerful /sealing/ spell too.

When Sakura is out of the way. Or she has a clear shot.

< Divine... >


< ...Buster. >

"...BUSTER!" calls out Nanoha as the brillaint beam of magenta light rockets forth through the doorway. She's aiming to try to wreck the illusion. This is not the same as destroying the house. The house itself will be untouched when all is said and done.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-16 00:50:53 67694
Jiaying Maki ducks away from the brilliant beam of light, unsure of what the effect would be for her and not particularly wanting to find out! She quickly scurries out of the way and towards the others. "H-hey what is that?" She asks, really shying away from it! There's a few moments where she glances around, then quickly begins to smooth her hair, ears and tail out. Fidgeting there, she takes a few breaths, then looks to Sakura and asks softly, "Is she okay?" not quite wanting to watch the poor girl thrash about, but not wanting to Step away in case hugs!

There's a moment's thought after and she leans in to murmur to Hannah, "I uh.. her mother is probably around. The real one. The kind that you guys can't normally see?" She taps her fingers together before continuing,"I could maybe see if I can help her manifest? After the pink fire goes away I mean. Or if."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-16 00:52:06 67695
Sakura screamed, she fought, she kicked, she screamed... but in the end... she could do nothing but watch helplessly as her own mother was blown up in front of her. The magic coarsed through the air, enveloping the woman.

Her mother disappeared, sending the logia, slightly charred, to the ground. It fell through the ground a second later... leaving them alone.

For a moment, silent. Then the ear piercing scream as Sakura redoubled her efforts, trying to get back to her mom. "MOMMY!!!!!!!" she screamed, so loud it hurt her throat, struggling against the hands holding her. "MOMMYYYYY!"

A loud cry from above. "Sakura! Sakura, you're in danger, I-- ACK!"

Kero was tossed aside as the cards began to fly down from the floor above, reacting to the pain, anguish and anger of their master, beginning to swirl around her...

Oh dear. Now might be a good time to let go.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-16 01:00:42 67698
The look Miss White gives Nanoha is somewhere between 'you're an idiot' and 'seething fury'. But she can't exactly afford to put Nanoha's head through a wall right now. It did, after all, work!

"Yuuki! Get that piece of garbage! I'll try to calm down Sakura!"

Both hands go out, and with some magic, she's just barely in front of Sakura. No, she has no intention of letting her friend just be consumed by anguish.

"Sakura! It was an illusion. She wasn't /real/, okay? That thing is a Lost Logia that was draining your magic! And giving you what you wanted most. But you know what? Your mother hasn't gone anywhere, kiddo. Ain't that right, Jiaying?" She shoots over to the fox.

"Do it! And fast!" She calls to the chinese fox-mahou. Her own Device already has a Binding spell ready, just in case Sakura and her cards go on a rampage.

"Reality sucks, but you need to face up to it." Then, in a move she's praying doesn't kill her, she'll try to walk up to Sakura and pull her into a hug.
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-16 01:01:23 67700
Yuuki lets go of Sakura and she winces. Tears fill her eyes as she sees the results of the actions taken. Her gaze goes to the Logia and quickly she hold onto Shining Star. "sealing Mode."

< Sealing Mode. >

She quickly gets ready but... it vanishes. Right through the floor. "You've got to be kidding me. Not again." She frowns and just turns to go outside. She glances to Nanoha first, "We need to talk later." With that she slips outside.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-16 01:09:12 67702
Jiaying Maki glances around, slowly sliding away from the seal in question. With a charm pulled free, she begins chanting, her fingers touching along the seal, burning the spell in place with innate magic, an attempt to help her stay focused. Without moving her first hand, a second charm is pulled out, burning a new spell in at the same time. The first charm begins to pull the green mist that wreaths Jia's hands towards the charm, then it begins to pool around it while the second singes around the edges and burns away. It's pretty clear she's winging the summoning or seance or whatever it was she was planning.

She really is learning! It's just that she's still so sloppy! As the second seal burns away too, she says quickly, "Trying, don't know if it worked." She's also stepping away from the seals again, subconsciously, clearly uncomfortable with the stuff! Spell finished, she checks her tail, ears and clothes for fires, quickly slapping at them before looking embarassed and watching the others, wondering what's going to happen with the cards and all.
Seth Locke 2017-01-16 01:09:24 67703
Once the device vanishes, there's no reason for Seth to be holding Sakura-chan. So he lets go of her. "I'm sorry, kiddo. But it wasn't her. It was something fooling you, I dunno what." He has no idea what these Lost Logia are supposed to be, and maybe some clarification in the future will be sought after. Actually, it's more than likely.

He looks to the girls here assembled; maybe they can do a better job calming her down. In the meantime, he steps back, and pulls out a flask from a pocket, produces two pills from it, which he promptly takes.
Nanoha Takamachi 2017-01-16 01:13:25 67706
Nanoha Takamachi watches as Divine Buster rips through the illusion. Destroying it and for the first time--- they can /see/ the thing. And Yuuno makes a leap down to run into the house like the little weasel ferret he is. He is making a grab for it--- one of his tiny paws is glowing with a spell--- like everyone else- he can deactive the thing. It's his speciality- Lost Logia of the Belkan Civilization.

But it's dissapearing. There is a ferret making loud Mid-Childian curses now. Which means it's in 'english' so he's making no favors to himself.

"Almost." he demands. Nanoha frowns. "Not fast enough..." she says.

She looks to Yuuki and frowns. "We almost /had it/ this time. It can't keep running forever now." she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-16 01:20:48 67708
Sakura Kinomoto sakura was let go and then... her wand formed in her hands. "GET OUT!" she screamed, the cards swirling around her. "I HATE YOU! I HATE ALL OF YOU!" she screamed at the top of her lungs.

Then one of the cards lifted up, in front of her. "THUNDER!" she yelled.

Then she stopped. Before the electricity could go off, her eyes were drawn up. In front of Jia, the woman appeared anew. Silence seemed to dominate the room before the cards slowly swirled one last time, before forming a deck and landing on the table. Sakura slowly stepped forward. "M-mommy?" she asked softly.

The woman didn't speak. She just smiled and held out her arms. And Sakura leaped into them. Her sobs and wailing were cut down by her making them into her mom's stomach but... it was obvious that Jia had done the right thing, here.

Sometimes... a girl just really needed her mom.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-16 01:26:19 67711
Eyes go wide. Sweat drips down Hannah's chin. So close to her...well, it's not like Hannah can /dodge/ at this range!

But thankfully before she gets to eat the Thunder card to the face, Ji's spell works. And finally, she lets out a sigh of relief. The ghost gets a scan, and something's brought up. A camera. Tomoyo's camera.

She'll save this moment for Sakura. She can do at least that much for her hurting little friend.
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-16 01:36:56 67717
Yuuki is outside. She couldn't stay in that same room. She was hurting. She wanted to protect her friend. Not devestate her. She is crying. With an explosion of speed. She launches herself upward into the sky. "Melee Mode."

< Melee Mode. Sister. I know you are hurting but now is not the time to do this. I will not aide you in attempting that spell. You need to calm down. >

"Barrier." Yuuki is ice cold at the moment. "Training Mode."

< Barrier. Training Mode set up. >

She twirls the now naginata variant of shining Star, crossing her body and preparing. "Impact Event."

< Sister you are not strong enough to cast that spell yet. You have a lot to learn still. Just calm down. >

She glares at the weapon. "Impact Event." This time she is going over the spell herself in her mind. Casting it alone, without Shining Star. She can feel the magic building as she dive down, targeting a mailbox. Sadly without the help of her device, she makes a little miscalculation and... CRASH! She hits the ground hard and her magic disapates.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-16 01:41:54 67718
Jiaying Maki shakes her hands a few times, standing awkwardly to the side there. She looks like she's maintaining the spell well enough for the moment. She then looks around, ears perked before she tugs her robes shut and hides her hands in the sleeves of her robes. She's working on hiding her hands shaking and leaking magic it looks. She backs up, crouches down and leans against anything convenient where odds are she'll doze off, having overdone the summon in an attempt to make sure it didn't fail! She really is a sloppy mage.
Seth Locke 2017-01-16 01:43:17 67720
The american boy sighs as Sakura screams her lungs out, then starts to move towards the exit. It's at this point that he sees the ghost of Sakura's mom, and he... He just needs to lean against the counter a bit! He's not scared; but the fact that he lost his mother too... Well, he can relate. He clears his throat, keeping as quiet as possible.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-16 01:46:42 67721
Sakura Kinomoto held onto her mom as tightly as she could, sobbing, crying and... eventually... collapsing. Her mother just soothingly stroked her head. Then, softly, picked up the girl and carried her to Hannah, handing her over with a soft smile.

Then mouthed the words 'Please watch over my daughter.' Before she faded away.

There you go, Hannah. Think of that next time you wanna do something reckless.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-16 01:51:55 67726
There's a girl in her arms. That girl is Sakura. Having been given her by /a freaking ghost of her own mother/, Miss White can finally afford to flip a little.

"Th...that was a real ghost, wasn't it?"

She can take Witches, horrible things from the Dusk Zone, powerful Phantom Generals...but /GHOSTS/!

There's this little 'eeeeeeep' from Miss White. There you go Nanoha. You now have blackmail and Hannah's greatest weakness.

She does, however, try not to sniffle. So beautiful. She's already taking the girl back home.

"You got it momma-Saku. The kid'll be alright."

Then, cuddling Sakura close, she'll lay her on her bed. Hannah's here to be a good squeeze-hug-punching bag as needed tonight.
Nanoha Takamachi 2017-01-16 01:53:18 67727
Nanoha Takamachi frowns. She's had enough. She's going to go chase the thing.

"Yuuno, try to chase it that way. I'm going north." she says.

And off she goes through the air.

She wants to find this thing. It needs to be stopped, now.
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-16 01:55:51 67730
Meanwhile, As the barrier drops, Yuuki is left on the ground. She is out cold and is looking a bit rough.
Seth Locke 2017-01-16 02:19:54 67743
When the ghost is gone, Seth finds himself shedding tears over what he just witnessed. There you go, girls! Who says boys can't be emotional too? Quickly, somebody take a picture because it won't last long!

He clears his throat, wiping his eyes. "Well...", he comments to break the mood. "that was a thing!"

He looks around for a bit, then looking at Hannah. "I guess the danger's over for now. I'l be on my way, then." He's never been very good with goodbyes.
Yuuki Oshiro 2017-01-16 02:33:12 67749
Yuuki Oshiro slowly begins to stir. Her body feels like she got hit by a truck but, given what she just did, that makes sense. She sits up and looks around. "I don't think this can get any worse." She states to herself... or to Shining Star.

Quietly she works her way to her feet and starts moving toward her home.