One Bad Night

Sakura has had a harrowing night. Haruna does her best to calm her down!

Date: 2017-08-24
Pose Count: 18
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-24 21:27:30 81714
Sakura Kinomoto was pounding on the door, tears down her face. When Haruna came to the door, she'd see Sakura.

Wearing an adorable lil grey outfit. And covered from head to toe in dried blood. Sobbing and crying.

Oh shit something bad happened. There was no wand, nothing on her.

Kero and Tomoyo were flying about, trying to catch up and find her, but she had gone through alleys and been running and stopped screaming.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-24 21:37:19 81715
Gullwing is actually closed for the night when Sakura comes screaming to the door. Closed isn't the same as anyone not being there because Haruna is doing inventory and cleaning to be ready for tomorrow and there's weekly tasks that need done like checks on the various coffee machines and boilers and warmers and ovens.

This is when there's a wrapping on the door and Haruna blinks to go check and....

OMK. (Oh My Kami-Sama.).

Haruna quickly opens the door and pulls Sakura in super fast and drags her over and immeditaly raids the wet nap basket to start cleaning her face. "Oh my god, Sakura-chan! What happened? Are you hurt? What's wrong?" she asks with wide eyes as she works on cleaning that face. Rub rub rub rub. Is this... even her blood? What /happened/.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-24 21:40:22 81716
Sakura Kinomoto just stared at her for a few moments. And then.... hugged her. And sobbed. It wasn't a normal hug. This was the kind of hug only a kid could do. Her hands latched on and just clutched to the other woman as she sobbed. The tightness of the grip, the holding. It was clear that she... needed to hold on. She needed something, anything, to take it away. She said something, a lot of somethings, but in her full meltdown mode, the words didn't come out right. It was just a flurry of sobs and crying and.... so much blood. So much. It was like she got caught in a horrifying carrie incident.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-24 21:59:52 81717
Haruna Kurosawa gives soft shushes and gently lets Sakura hug her and she works on cleaning her face at least as she puts the third completely soaked wet nap to the counter and she frowns and tries to discern words but she can't. Something really bad must had happened and she doesn't know what.

She's also probably getting stained by it, but she doesn't seem to care about that right now. She frowns a little.

"Sakura-chan... please. Please... take a deep breath. A few deep breathes and then talk, okay? I can't understand what you're saying right now." she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-24 22:04:30 81718
Sakura Kinomoto sobs and cries and, eventually, starts... hiccuping and sobbing. She stared up at her after a while, though, and finally some words started to be made out.

"Drfflle und dah witch a-and dey jush w-walped wight into it! W-wight to it an den they died anf anf a-all a-around me a-and thays w-woulfn't wove and and..." she started sobbing again and sobbing and just...

She was in full break down mode. However... once her tears were finally gone, she trembled against her.

"I-I... I don't... I don't w-want to... d-do this anymore. I... I can't... t-takashi-sempai... can... can have the cards. I-I don't care. I-I never w-want to t-touch magic... magic a-again...."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-24 22:16:26 81719
Haruna Kurosawa frowns and gently hears the word 'witch' in there. And that tells her a lot really based on how much blood there is and she sighs a bit and gently picks up Sakura in her arms and sits her down on a stool. She shushes her a moment and gently strokes a hand up from her forehead to your hair. "I'm going to take you down to the lil bunker in a moment because you need a shower and change of clothes." she says, big sisterly like.

"But. I want you to stop talking. Just for a moment, okay Sakura-chan? And take a deep breath, a few good deep breathes like I said and then I want you to try to relax, okay? Haruna-chan is here! She'll make sure no big bad anythings come here okay?" she says.

"Just relax." she urges again.

Ugh she wishes Blue was here. He could do the ... calmly... white sparkle thing. But he's off in Mexico or something helping some Mexican Cures defeat A Phantom Empire Taco Terribad or something.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-24 22:29:44 81720
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "A-a shower... a s-shower sounds nice..." she mumbled softly, her voice still shocked and confused. She seemed to really be out of it. She'd allow herself to be guided away to the showers but... well.... she seemed to be in shock, still. She'd at least have enough mental capacity to change and go into the shower, but she wasn't talking much. Heck, she wasn't talking at all. She'd just clean and then put on whatever Haruna told her, her eyes staring, distant.

Yeah, she'd seen the horrors of a witch. No, even worse. She'd been in the midst of it. The center of the storm, judging by the blood on her. And there wasn't a single mark on her... What had happened?
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-24 23:00:16 81721
Haruna Kurosawa nods and takes her down that secret closet entrance to the tiny magical bunker and shoves her into the shower. Sakura'll get a pretty borning shirt and shorts to wear, because she just keeps boring clothes around that Tomoyo would probably disapprove of for sure for being boring.

When Sakura comes out, she has an apple turnover and a glass of milk from upstairs waiting for her! Because Haruna knows you feed worry. At least that blood wasn't her blood.

"Okay Sakura-chan." she says. "Now tell me what happened. Clearly. Okay?" she asks. "I wanna know what happened because I'm really worried!" she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-24 23:07:10 81722
Sakura Kinomoto sat down and nibbled the turn over. Drank a bit of her milk. About a third of the cup. A few bites of the turnover.

"There... there was N-nephrite-kun. There was this.... this weird... thing. I sensed... a card. I went to it. And... and there was this... this thing in the wall. And then we were in this weird prison and... and I was fighting things and... and people were going to this monster. This horrible, horrible monster. It was all blades and... and it cut them in half. I-I tried to save them and... and then it... they just... they fell all around me. On me. And they were... and they were..." The tears started to well up again.

"I-I don't... I don't k-know what happened t-then. It was all so... they... they're dead! All of them! I couldn't do anything! I couldn't protect anyone! I couldn't do anything!"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-24 23:22:57 81723
Haruna Kurosawa frowns. "That monster was a 'Witch' it sounds like, Sakura-chan." she says quietly. "I know what those are. That's the kind of energy that Hannah-chan infected herself with. From a witch. Hannah-chan is clean of it now, though as of last month! We all worked super hard and..."

"...she has her powers back too!" she says.

She doesn't mention she wished them back for Hannah. She keeps that to herself.

"Witches.. they. Draw people. to them. and then they eat them like that. Because that's how a Witch feeds itself." she says quietly.

"And sometimes you're too late. And you can do. Is defeat the witch and make sure that it's grief seed gets to someone who can use it. Like Kyouko-chan or Sayaka-chan." she says softly.

She gently gives Sakura-chan a hug. A tight one. "I remember fighting my first one with Hannah-chan." she says softly. "--and... sometimes. There's stuff like that..." she says quietly.

"Is Nephrite-kun okay...?" she asks quietly. "You can trust him for help. He's a good guy."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-24 23:30:06 81725
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times, then... "I don't... know. I-I don't know what happened. I just... I-I know we got out and I... and I..." She couldn't cry anymore, but gosh darn it if her body didn't try. She was shaking all over. "I-I can't... I can't d-do this anymore. I... I can't. I-I don't want to. I-I don't want the cards, o-or the key, o-or any of that. I just... I just w-want to be a little girl again. I don't w-want to s-see people get hurt or... or die or... or anything or or or or..." She gave another sob and reached for the milk, her hands shaking so bad she ended up knocking it over. She shrieked and pulled back. "I-I'm sorry!"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-24 23:45:38 81727
Haruna Kurosawa shakes her head. "Nu uh, you don't need to apologize for making a mess right now." she says as she goes and gets a towel and begins mopping up milk. "I'm sure Nephrite is okay." she says softly as she mops up with one hand she takes a phone out and taps taps out a few things. Then she gets back to cleaning.

"Don't give up Sakura-chan..." she says quietly.

"I know... this stinks sometimes. a lot. When I was up in the North Pole with all my friends going to try to save the world from some jerk queen...."

"I saw a lot of my friends die." she says quietly. "And it was horrible. But we had to press on." she says. "and... I died too. There. Because Hannah-chan showed up- but she wasn't herself, due to this stupid sword that was controlling her at the time. And I took a powerful hit for her because she couldn't watch out for her own back at the time. And I know what it feels like to feel like you're done." she says quietly. "And you just wanna quit. Because even with that magic stuff... even before I met Corvus I remember just being... done." she says.

"My parents hated me and disowned me. We were sure my sister was dead because...that's what we thought at the time. and I was alone and I hated myself and I thought things would never be okay again." she says quietly.

"Is that how you feel right now Sakura... t.. that things won't be okay again?" she asks quietly.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-24 23:52:22 81729
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. 'Things... things are never going to be okay again..." she mumbled softly. "I just... I can't do this,' she whispered, holding herself and shaking. "Please. Don't... don't make me do this anymore. I can't. P-please... I don't... I don't want to do this anymore," she sobbed.

"Let... let Takashi-sempai do it. I just... I wanna go home and... and never t-think about any of this ever again. I don't... please..." she begged, staring up at her.

And it might be then when it became obvious why Sakura had come here. She wasn't looking for comfort.

She was looking for permission. In the end, she was a good girl. And she couldn't just... leave. She needed an okay from an adult figure. And Haruna was it. She was the adult who Sakura came to for help.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-25 00:09:21 81731
Haruna Kurosawa shakes her head. "Sakura. You can't give up." she says quietly. "You're important. You're going to do something... amazing and important!" she says. That's what was told to her in the vision at Rei's right? That was the gist of it to her anyways. "Just. Take a few days to reset and gather yourself. We do that a lot. You know, when we need to." she says quietly. "I've need a few days since after the Hannah stuff and getting that junk outta here." she tries to smile confidently as she can. She does mean most of that smile.

"So I do want you to take a few days off. Not worrying about cards or magic or anything." she says.

"Oh! Maybe you can help me and Corvus and his new girlfriend. He has a girlfriend now! This big blue bird! It's really super cute!"

She sighs a bit. "And Riventon isn't a good person to be having your cards Sakura-chan. He isn't a good person." she says quietly. "He means well but he's selfish and mean and does bad things." she says quietly.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-25 00:14:55 81733
Sakura Kinomoto nodded softly, and just... looked so sad and lost. She couldn't run. Haruna wouldn't let her. But she wanted to. So bad. She needed to. She wiped her eyes. "O-okay... a... a few days..." she said weakly. "Just... a few days..." She'd try to be good. To be strong.

But could she? After what she saw, could she ever be the same?

She then blinked. "... Wait, Corvus has a girlfriend? A big blue bird! That's so cute!" YES! Distraction! She focused on that. And ONLY that. For now. It's what she needed, really, really bad.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-25 00:22:46 81736
Haruna Kurosawa looks down at her phone as it beeps a few times, she types a reply then looks back up. "Sakura-chan. I'm just gonna bug you one last time about this. Okies? Do you remember where this happened? If I tell Kunzite where it happened, he can go make sure there isn't anything lingering around for it to regrow itself." she says softly. "If you don't know. That's okay." she says. "But it'd help a bunch." she says.

"And yup! It's super cute! We'll have to make sure it goes super smooth on.... um. Whatever kind of date that birds go on. We're probably gonna need to fly after them. I wish I could talk to other seagulls. Then I can get someone to tail em!" she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-08-25 00:26:28 81738
Sakura Kinomoto nodded slowly. "The... the docks," she mumbled softly.

She shuddered and nodded. "Y-yeah. That sounds fun. We... we could make sure they have the best date. Heh. Heh... I..." She trailed off. "Haruna-sempai can... can I... take... a nap? Please. I... I'm... kind of.... i'm tired...." Of course, once taken to a bed, one hand would reach out to grab her sleeve. "Can... can you stay... just... until I fall asleep... please?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-08-25 00:32:06 81740
Haruna Kurosawa nods. "MMhmmm. Someone may be coming by. If I had to guess, Tuxedo Kamen, as Kunzite said they had someone looking for you, but it may be one of the Senshi or something too. I'll let them know where they are and you're napping and come down. They may wanna talk about... what happened. Be strong. Okay...?" she says as she pats. "You know where the bed is, right?" she motions to the room where she keeps the few beds down here. "Go ahead and nap." she smiles.

"And we'll plan Corvus's romantic doom tommorow~" she beams.