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This is going to be sweet!

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This is going to be sweet!

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A petite young girl with her dark hair in a Rounded A-Line Lob bounded down out the door of her house before spinning around and waving to her mom. "Goodbye Mama! I'm off to schooool!"

"Goodbye dear! Have fun and work hard, Mari!"

"Rules of life mom!" She called back and waved goodbye as she hurried towards school. Akibara Mariko is dressed in the girl's version of their school uniform. A bright blue jacket worn over a gold vest over a buttoned up white shirt and a red tie on top. Down below she has a bright blue skirt worn over blue tights and fancy shoes. She's carrying a black bag in her hands which she'd decorated with a maneki-neko magnet. Akibara is an extroverted ball of energy and enthusiasm rushing to school with a big smile on her face waving to people on the way and simply vaulting or flipping over objects in her path!

"Going at warp speed again, Mariko?"

She slowed to a stop and looked up above her at the voice to see a taller girl wearing the same school uniform. Said girl had a smug look on her face and long dark hair with a few strands hanging down in front of her face. She pushed off of the wall she was sitting on and dropped to the ground. "Whoo! Good morning!"

"Good morning, Ayako! Are you ready for school?"

"Of course. I just don't know if school is ready for me." She joked as they resumed walking. "Or this new girl."

"A new girl?"

"Yeah, I heard a rumor we're going to be getting a new student. I don't know much about her though. She's a total enigma." Yakushimaru Ayako summarized. "Probably a transfer student."

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Ahhh so she's a Mystery Student! I'm intrigued!"

Ayako brushed a hair out of her face. "Think she'll be hot? Sorry not sorry."

"Well if she's a transfer student then she's probably single at least. Go for it."

"I'll check her out when she arrives. With any luck we'll be in the same homeroom. Either way the important thing is to ease into a relationship. You don't want to rush things."

"Very mature of you, Ayako."

"I am the very model of maturity." She joked and stuck out her tongue.

"You sure are." She stopped to perform a few stretches. "Hey, you want to race?"

"I thought you'd never ask." She performed a few of her own stretches. "Ready?"

"Set."

"GO!"

They broke into full on runs racing all the way to school like track stars while dodging around anyone in their path or vaulting any objects in their path like freerunners without ever slowing down! They raced the whole way to school until they finally arrived and ran through the gate entrance! Mariko won by a hair.

Ayako took a moment to catch her breath while laughing. "Ohhh man that was fun! I never get tired of that!"

"Boom! The score is 3-2 now! Advantage, Mariko!"

"Ha ha. Don't get too comfortable princess. I'll beat you next time." She stood up and they resumed walking together into school where they found Niikura Orinosuke and Kuma Ritsuko. Ritsuko was watching him intently with her arms crossed and Niikura listening on his phone trying to call someone.

"Come on man, where are you? Pick up already."

Ring.
Ring.
Ring.
Nothing.

Niikura sighed and left another message. "Hey, Sanjiro, it's me again. You weren't at home when I knocked this morning so I've been trying to call you. But you still haven't picked up. Did you lose your phone or something? Anyway, call me when you get this message or any of the others I've sent. Bye." He hung up and sighed. "That's the fourth message today. What's going on?"

Niikura Orinosuke is wearing the men's version of the uniform with pants instead of skirt and tights. He has a handsome physique with a boyish face and his hair is worn in a bowl cut.

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Kuma Ritsuko meanwhile is a heavier lady built like a football player or a wrestler and towers over them. Her hair is pulled back into a ponytail while her hair hangs down in front of her face with longer strands framing the sides of her face.

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"Hey guys! What's up? Did something happen to Sanjiro?" Mariko asked them.

"Maybe. I don't know. He hasn't answered his phone all morning and he wasn't at his house either. If he was inside you think he would at least call."

"That's strange." They walked into school together. "I mean where would he go without at least telling you?"

"I know right? I have no idea where he could've gone and his parents didn't know either."

"Right now the best we can do is wait and see if he shows up. If not then we can team up and visit all of the usual places to see if he's there." Ritsuko suggested. "His phone is ringing at least so we can try tracking it after school."

"That's about all we can do." Ayako responded. "But don't worry, I'm sure he's okay. It's Sanjiro. He's a good kid. No way he'd get into trouble right? I'm sure he has a perfectly valid explanation."

"Right, yeah." The students traversed the hallways until they arrived at their homeroom and took their seats amid the idle chatter of their classmates.

It didn't take long before Professor Wakamura Mushanokoji arrived. The students stood up and bowed and greeted him and he greeted them in return.

"Good morning class! I'm glad to see you all again, though, one of us appears to be late?"

"About that, Sir, Sanjiro wasn't at his home this morning and he isn't answering his phone."

"Huh. Really? Hm. I'll send word about this and they'll call his house to be sure. For right now though, I would like you all to meet our newest transfer student from Shimahaba! Come right in, Miss Tendou!"

The door opened and the new student strolled in. The students felt a brief chill wash over them like someone had just let in a rush of cold air on a winter day but it was only momentary. After that brief lapse in temperature they got a good look at the new student. Tendou Mika was of average height with a slender figure and fair skin and midnight dark hair that hung down around her face and the sides of her head while reaching down to the back of her neck. She is naturally wearing the school uniform. She has a relaxed and happy expression on her face. She reminds you of a cat. Mika brushed the hair out of her face and grinned. "So this is Vista Academy! I like it. Hello everyone! My name is Tendou Mika. I'm new in town and I hope to get to know each and every one of you! Thank you for letting me join your class." She bowed and the students applauded.

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"Thank you Tendou! We have an empty seat near the back you can take for now. Please open up your textbook to chapter 14."

"Yes sir. Thank you." She strolled across the room and took her seat in the back.

Niikura watched her walk to the back before returning his attention forward. (My best friend vanishes right when we get a new transfer student. Right. I've got my eye on you.)

5

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The students took out USB's and plugged them into the computers to upload their homework.

Professor Wakamura snapped his fingers and the monitor turned on along with the students monitors activating their Scribe Programs so the students could commence with note taking. The students got to work as he began the lesson on Quantum Mechanics.

"Alright class, I know it's early, so here's a question to get the wheels in your head turning. Most of the advancements in quantum physics arose from physicists trying to understand the nature of this very common form of energy. Which form of energy was postulated to have a dual nature, comprising of waves and particles?"

Tendou's hand shot up.

"Yes, Miss Tendou?"

"Sir! Light is one of the principal forms of energy, and many experiments, such as the double-slit experiment and Einstein's photoelectric effect, helped to understand the true nature of light, as packets of energy called 'photons'."

"Correct!" He replied cheerfully as the following words appeared on the screen behind him and on the students monitors.

"This of course brings me to my next point. That being the relativistic formulation of the Maxwell equations. For you see, in this formulation, the electromagnetic and magnetic fields are put together into a mathematical object called the Electromagnetic Tensor. This tensor is of rank 2, which means that it can be rendered as a kind of 4x4 matrix where the entries are all interlinked to represent those fields in a compact way. It turns out that this matrix is antisymmetric, which means that the diagonal is zero, and the lower triangular and upper triangular parts have opposite signs. The divergence is a specific kind of derivative that applies to vectors and tensors, that essentially sums all the partial derivatives of the components. Because the derivative operator is linear, it does not change the signs of the components, and because the electromagnetic tensor is antisymmetric, each term and its opposite are present in the sum, so this neatly sums to zero. Now the divergence of the electromagnetic tensor can be expressed in another way, and derived again, forming a so-called 4-Laplacian. In vacuum, in the absence of electromagnetic sources, equating this to zero yields an outcome, which is a “wave equation”, i.e. an equation that describe how the electric and magnetic fields vary in time and space, and this equation describes electromagnetic radiation perfectly, including light. The antisymmetric second-rank tensor being referenced is the electromagnetic field tensor. It is defined as follows. Let φ be the electrostatic potential (a scalar field), and let A–– be the magnetic potential (a 3-vector) from classical E&M. Concatenate them into a 4-vector A⃗ . Now define the tensor of interest as the exterior derivative of A⃗ :F=dA⃗ . We can write this component-wise with partial derivatives: Fμν=∂μAν−∂νAμ. You can see that if thought of as a matrix, the components Fμν of F are antisymmetic. Now the use of this is that the four equations that govern classical electromagnetism (and hence light) are equivalent to: ∂νFμν=Jμ (J⃗ is the 4-current composed of electric charge concatenated with 3-current) and ∂[αFμν]=0. The brackets denote the summing all permutations of indices with a sign given by the parity of the permutation."

The smile never left Mister Wakamura's face as he continued his lecture to his students until he decided it was time for a pop-quiz and more sudden questions!

"Miss Kuma! A very good physicist knows that Max Planck was the first to elucidate the concept of a quantum, an integral part of quantum theory (so integral in fact that the theory bears its name!). But what are the units of the fundamental physical quantum?"

"Joule-second!" She answered. "Planck first proposed his theory in 1900 after working on a discrepancy related to black-body radiation (the phenomenon in which extremely hot objects radiate light). For those who are wondering, Planck's constant, denoted as "h", which describes the size of the fundamental quantum, has a value of 6.626x10^-34 Joule-seconds. The extremely small value of this constant explains why we don't experience any obvious effects of quantization in everyday life." She answered proudly.

"Excellent! Mr. Niikura! What is the significance of the Dirac equation?"

"The Dirac equation describes the behavior of fermions and predicts the existence of antimatter. In 1933, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Erwin Schrödinger, "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory". In the 1920s, Dirac computed the coefficient of spontaneous emission of an atom, and is thus credited with the first formulation of a quantum theory describing radiation and matter interaction. This work laid the foundations for quantum electrodynamics, a relativistic quantum field theory, describing the interaction of light and matter. This useful though troubled theory was followed in the 1960s and '70s by quantum chromodynamics, a theory of strong interactions, describing the interactions between quarks and gluons which make up hadrons such as the proton and neutron. Dirac's work did not directly foreshadow the development of this theory. The Dirac equation is a relativistic wave equation, a version of the Schrödinger equation. it describes all spin-1/2 particles, such as electrons and quarks, and is consistent with both quantum mechanics and special relativity. The equation implied the existence of antimatter, which had then (1928) not been experimentally proven. The existence of the antiproton was experimentally confirmed in 1955 and the antineutron in 1956. Incidentially, "The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius" by Graham Farmelo was published in 2009."

"Another perfect answer! Keep it up kids. Miss Yakushimaru! Which quantum number denotes the orientation of atomic orbitals containing electrons?"

"The magnetic quantum number, sir! Scientists use four quantum numbers to describe electrons and other particles:
1.Principal quantum number: this number denotes the energy level of the orbital. 2.Angular momentum quantum number: this number denotes the orbital shape. Its value is always less than the value of the principal quantum number. 3.Magnetic quantum number: this number denotes orbital orientation. This quantum number ranges from the negative value of the angular momentum value to the positive. 4.Spin quantum number: this number denotes the angular momentum of a particle."

"Fantastic! Oh this is going to be a good morning! Miss Mariko! The curious situation of Erwin Schrödinger's cat sets physicists to growling, but it's actually quite simple to describe. The unfortunate feline is sealed into a box. The box has plenty of air, but it also has a vial of poisonous gas -- which will be released if a single unstable atom (also in the box) decays. Why did Schrödinger choose radioactive decay as the quantum process that would trigger the paradox?"

"Because it is a truly random process It turns out that it's hard to devise something that's truly random. Even seemingly random things, like the "random number generator" built into your computer, often have an underlying pattern -- they're pseudo-random. For a paradox like that of Schrödinger's cat -- which relies on the outside observer not knowing or predicting what's happening inside the box until it's been opened -- we really do need something random to drive the action. The radioactive decay of an atom is one of the few truly random processes in nature: we can predict the decay of a large number of atoms pretty well (it's governed by their half-life, the length of time after which we expect half the atoms in a sample to have decayed), but we can't predict at what moment any single atom will decay."

"Great job! Wonderful! Alright, lets keep this train rolling!" He continued going around the room asking them questions to test their knowledge until he finally circled back to Tendou one last time. "Okay, Miss Tendou! Time to bring it on home for everyone! What concept in physics came to be known as the "ultraviolet catastrophe"?"

"That would be the black-body radiation curve. The ultraviolet catastrophe was one of the biggest scientific issues of the twentieth century. The black-body radiation curve represents the distribution of frequencies emitted by black bodies in comparison to the intensity of their energies. According to the physics of the time, black bodies contained an infinite supply of energy. Therefore, the distribution of frequencies would infinitely increase with energy. However, this concept did not match the experimental data.In reality the radiation would increase in terms of energy right until it reached the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and would then abruptly plummet down. The solution to this issue came from the concept of quantized energy. The concept of quantized energy does not require the need for an infinite amount of energy. Therefore, at a certain point in time, the amount of of energy being emitted will run out, due to a fixed amount of energy. That is why the energy plummets down, as opposed to increasing. There simply isn't enough energy for this to happen. As a result, the emitted energy will increase until it reaches the amount of energy present in the body, and will then decrease because there isn't any energy left to keep the increase going."

He applauded them. "Wonderful! Wonderful work today everyone! I know we push you kids to study long and hard and push you hard in class but just remember it's all for the sake of your future and I know for a fact that yours is shining even brighter than the sun! You kids are a classroom full of little geniuses!"

"Thank you sir!" The class replied.

"And just remember, as hard as we push you, Class 6-G is getting it even harder until they can raise their grades back up."

This got Tendou's attention. "Uhm, excuse me, sir? What is Class 6-G?"

"The bottom 5% of the school. It's where we place the troublemakers and rule breakers and the kids who aren't keeping their grades up until they learn discipline and get their grades back up. Rest assured, we have all of our best instructors working with them to ensure they can come back to the main campus as soon as possible."

"I see. Interesting. Thank you, Professor."

"You're very welcome. Okay! On with the lesson!"

Professor Wakamura continued to teach the class until the hour was up. "Alright that's it for me! Remember to do your homework and have it ready to be turned in by tomorrow!" He informed them and turned off the screen and walked out.

Tendou relaxed in her seat. "This school is going to be intense."

"You said it! Vista is a really cutthroat academy.  You really have to give it your all to stay afloat here." Niikura informed her while offering his hand. "Hello and welcome to our school, Miss Tendou! My name is Niikura Orinosuke. I'd like to welcome you on behalf of our class."

"Thank you, Niikura. I'll be sure to stay on my toes." She reached out and shook his hand and he quickly noticed her strong grip. It was like he was trying to arm wrestle one of the guys but she wasn't putting forth any effort into it! "Uhhh...wow. That's quite a grip you've got."

"I keep in shape."

"Is that so? Hey, Miss Kuma! You want to give her a shot?"

"Gladly." The giant girl crossed the room and sat down in front of her. She was tall! This 6'4 giant towered over the rest of the class including Tendou! "First thing's first though. Let us exchange pleasantries! I'm Kuma. Kuma Ritsuko!"

"Nice to meet you, Ritsuko." She greeted.

"I know it's sudden but would you be down for an arm wrestle?"

"Sure." She placed an elbow on the table and opened up her hand. Kuma accepted and placed her own much larger arm on the table and placed her giant hand around hers.

"Alright then, listen, I'll be gentle. This is really just a greeting is all."

"Oh good. I was worried for a second. One. Two. Three!"

Kuma tried to force her arm down for a quick victory and she almost got it down to the desk but Tendou stopped her hand and began pushing it back up!

(What the? Okay then, try this!) She pushed down harder and Tendou smiled as they matched arm strength against arm strength. Despite Kuma's greater size and weight advantage and what should be muscle strength she wasn't going down easily. (This is nuts! Who is this kid?)

"That's special. I've never seen anyone match Kuma in arm wrestling."

"This day just keeps getting more interesting."

The two of them went back and forth for a bit with Tendou maintaining her calm expression while Kuma was grimacing while they tested their muscles against each other until Kuma's calm expression finally slipped as Kuma forced her hand down to the desk! The students cheered her on while Tendou laughed and rubbed her hand. "Man oh man! You're strong! That was a good match."

Kuma looked at her hand in confusion and opened and closed it before she smiled. "Yeah. Great match, new girl. I hope we can play again some time!" She grinned and returned to her seat. (Great match my foot. That kid...she was holding back. I don't know how much but I was certainly putting a lot of strength into that but she was still taking it easy on me. She says she keeps in shape but what kind of work could make her small frame this strong?)

(Now I'm convinced. There's definitely something weird about this girl. I've seen enough Anime to tell for sure that in a case like this...this girl definitely had something to do with Sanjiro's disappearance!)

"That was amazing Tendou! How were you able to match Kuma? Ah, no offense!"  Mariko asked her.

"None taken! That was fun!"

"Oh, well, you know, there's no real secret. I was a gymnast back in Shimahaba so I know how to keep in shape."

6

SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

The students took out USB's and plugged them into the computers to upload their homework.

Professor Wakamura snapped his fingers and the monitor turned on along with the students monitors activating their Scribe Programs so the students could commence with note taking. The students got to work as he began the lesson on Quantum Mechanics.

"Alright class, I know it's early, so here's a question to get the wheels in your head turning. Most of the advancements in quantum physics arose from physicists trying to understand the nature of this very common form of energy. Which form of energy was postulated to have a dual nature, comprising of waves and particles?"

Tendou's hand shot up.

"Yes, Miss Tendou?"

"Sir! Light is one of the principal forms of energy, and many experiments, such as the double-slit experiment and Einstein's photoelectric effect, helped to understand the true nature of light, as packets of energy called 'photons'."

"Correct!" He replied cheerfully as the following words appeared on the screen behind him and on the students monitors.

"This of course brings me to my next point. That being the relativistic formulation of the Maxwell equations. For you see, in this formulation, the electromagnetic and magnetic fields are put together into a mathematical object called the Electromagnetic Tensor. This tensor is of rank 2, which means that it can be rendered as a kind of 4x4 matrix where the entries are all interlinked to represent those fields in a compact way. It turns out that this matrix is antisymmetric, which means that the diagonal is zero, and the lower triangular and upper triangular parts have opposite signs. The divergence is a specific kind of derivative that applies to vectors and tensors, that essentially sums all the partial derivatives of the components. Because the derivative operator is linear, it does not change the signs of the components, and because the electromagnetic tensor is antisymmetric, each term and its opposite are present in the sum, so this neatly sums to zero. Now the divergence of the electromagnetic tensor can be expressed in another way, and derived again, forming a so-called 4-Laplacian. In vacuum, in the absence of electromagnetic sources, equating this to zero yields an outcome, which is a “wave equation”, i.e. an equation that describe how the electric and magnetic fields vary in time and space, and this equation describes electromagnetic radiation perfectly, including light. The antisymmetric second-rank tensor being referenced is the electromagnetic field tensor. It is defined as follows. Let φ be the electrostatic potential (a scalar field), and let A–– be the magnetic potential (a 3-vector) from classical E&M. Concatenate them into a 4-vector A⃗ . Now define the tensor of interest as the exterior derivative of A⃗ :F=dA⃗ . We can write this component-wise with partial derivatives: Fμν=∂μAν−∂νAμ. You can see that if thought of as a matrix, the components Fμν of F are antisymmetic. Now the use of this is that the four equations that govern classical electromagnetism (and hence light) are equivalent to: ∂νFμν=Jμ (J⃗ is the 4-current composed of electric charge concatenated with 3-current) and ∂[αFμν]=0. The brackets denote the summing all permutations of indices with a sign given by the parity of the permutation."

The smile never left Mister Wakamura's face as he continued his lecture to his students until he decided it was time for a pop-quiz and more sudden questions!

"Miss Kuma! A very good physicist knows that Max Planck was the first to elucidate the concept of a quantum, an integral part of quantum theory (so integral in fact that the theory bears its name!). But what are the units of the fundamental physical quantum?"

"Joule-second!" She answered. "Planck first proposed his theory in 1900 after working on a discrepancy related to black-body radiation (the phenomenon in which extremely hot objects radiate light). For those who are wondering, Planck's constant, denoted as "h", which describes the size of the fundamental quantum, has a value of 6.626x10^-34 Joule-seconds. The extremely small value of this constant explains why we don't experience any obvious effects of quantization in everyday life." She answered proudly.

"Excellent! Mr. Niikura! What is the significance of the Dirac equation?"

"The Dirac equation describes the behavior of fermions and predicts the existence of antimatter. In 1933, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Erwin Schrödinger, "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory". In the 1920s, Dirac computed the coefficient of spontaneous emission of an atom, and is thus credited with the first formulation of a quantum theory describing radiation and matter interaction. This work laid the foundations for quantum electrodynamics, a relativistic quantum field theory, describing the interaction of light and matter. This useful though troubled theory was followed in the 1960s and '70s by quantum chromodynamics, a theory of strong interactions, describing the interactions between quarks and gluons which make up hadrons such as the proton and neutron. Dirac's work did not directly foreshadow the development of this theory. The Dirac equation is a relativistic wave equation, a version of the Schrödinger equation. it describes all spin-1/2 particles, such as electrons and quarks, and is consistent with both quantum mechanics and special relativity. The equation implied the existence of antimatter, which had then (1928) not been experimentally proven. The existence of the antiproton was experimentally confirmed in 1955 and the antineutron in 1956. Incidentially, "The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius" by Graham Farmelo was published in 2009."

"Another perfect answer! Keep it up kids. Miss Yakushimaru! Which quantum number denotes the orientation of atomic orbitals containing electrons?"

"The magnetic quantum number, sir! Scientists use four quantum numbers to describe electrons and other particles:
1.Principal quantum number: this number denotes the energy level of the orbital. 2.Angular momentum quantum number: this number denotes the orbital shape. Its value is always less than the value of the principal quantum number. 3.Magnetic quantum number: this number denotes orbital orientation. This quantum number ranges from the negative value of the angular momentum value to the positive. 4.Spin quantum number: this number denotes the angular momentum of a particle."

"Fantastic! Oh this is going to be a good morning! Miss Mariko! The curious situation of Erwin Schrödinger's cat sets physicists to growling, but it's actually quite simple to describe. The unfortunate feline is sealed into a box. The box has plenty of air, but it also has a vial of poisonous gas -- which will be released if a single unstable atom (also in the box) decays. Why did Schrödinger choose radioactive decay as the quantum process that would trigger the paradox?"

"Because it is a truly random process It turns out that it's hard to devise something that's truly random. Even seemingly random things, like the "random number generator" built into your computer, often have an underlying pattern -- they're pseudo-random. For a paradox like that of Schrödinger's cat -- which relies on the outside observer not knowing or predicting what's happening inside the box until it's been opened -- we really do need something random to drive the action. The radioactive decay of an atom is one of the few truly random processes in nature: we can predict the decay of a large number of atoms pretty well (it's governed by their half-life, the length of time after which we expect half the atoms in a sample to have decayed), but we can't predict at what moment any single atom will decay."

"Great job! Wonderful! Alright, lets keep this train rolling!" He continued going around the room asking them questions to test their knowledge until he finally circled back to Tendou one last time. "Okay, Miss Tendou! Time to bring it on home for everyone! What concept in physics came to be known as the "ultraviolet catastrophe"?"

"That would be the black-body radiation curve. The ultraviolet catastrophe was one of the biggest scientific issues of the twentieth century. The black-body radiation curve represents the distribution of frequencies emitted by black bodies in comparison to the intensity of their energies. According to the physics of the time, black bodies contained an infinite supply of energy. Therefore, the distribution of frequencies would infinitely increase with energy. However, this concept did not match the experimental data.In reality the radiation would increase in terms of energy right until it reached the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and would then abruptly plummet down. The solution to this issue came from the concept of quantized energy. The concept of quantized energy does not require the need for an infinite amount of energy. Therefore, at a certain point in time, the amount of of energy being emitted will run out, due to a fixed amount of energy. That is why the energy plummets down, as opposed to increasing. There simply isn't enough energy for this to happen. As a result, the emitted energy will increase until it reaches the amount of energy present in the body, and will then decrease because there isn't any energy left to keep the increase going."

He applauded them. "Wonderful! Wonderful work today everyone! I know we push you kids to study long and hard and push you hard in class but just remember it's all for the sake of your future and I know for a fact that yours is shining even brighter than the sun! You kids are a classroom full of little geniuses!"

"Thank you sir!" The class replied.

"And just remember, as hard as we push you, Class 6-G is getting it even harder until they can raise their grades back up."

This got Tendou's attention. "Uhm, excuse me, sir? What is Class 6-G?"

"The bottom 5% of the school. It's where we place the troublemakers and rule breakers and the kids who aren't keeping their grades up until they learn discipline and get their grades back up. Rest assured, we have all of our best instructors working with them to ensure they can come back to the main campus as soon as possible."

"I see. Interesting. Thank you, Professor."

"You're very welcome. Okay! On with the lesson!"

Professor Wakamura continued to teach the class until the hour was up. "Alright that's it for me! Remember to do your homework and have it ready to be turned in by tomorrow!" He informed them and turned off the screen and walked out.

Tendou relaxed in her seat. "This school is going to be intense."

"You said it! Vista is a really cutthroat academy.  You really have to give it your all to stay afloat here." Niikura informed her while offering his hand. "Hello and welcome to our school, Miss Tendou! My name is Niikura Orinosuke. I'd like to welcome you on behalf of our class."

"Thank you, Niikura. I'll be sure to stay on my toes." She reached out and shook his hand and he quickly noticed her strong grip. It was like he was trying to arm wrestle one of the guys but she wasn't putting forth any effort into it! "Uhhh...wow. That's quite a grip you've got."

"I keep in shape."

"Is that so? Hey, Miss Kuma! You want to give her a shot?"

"Gladly." The giant girl crossed the room and sat down in front of her. She was tall! This 6'4 giant towered over the rest of the class including Tendou! "First thing's first though. Let us exchange pleasantries! I'm Kuma. Kuma Ritsuko!"

"Nice to meet you, Ritsuko." She greeted.

"I know it's sudden but would you be down for an arm wrestle?"

"Sure." She placed an elbow on the table and opened up her hand. Kuma accepted and placed her own much larger arm on the table and placed her giant hand around hers.

"Alright then, listen, I'll be gentle. This is really just a greeting is all."

"Oh good. I was worried for a second. One. Two. Three!"

Kuma tried to force her arm down for a quick victory and she almost got it down to the desk but Tendou stopped her hand and began pushing it back up!

(What the? Okay then, try this!) She pushed down harder and Tendou smiled as they matched arm strength against arm strength. Despite Kuma's greater size and weight advantage and what should be muscle strength she wasn't going down easily. (This is nuts! Who is this kid?)

"That's special. I've never seen anyone match Kuma in arm wrestling."

"This day just keeps getting more interesting."

The two of them went back and forth for a bit with Tendou maintaining her calm expression while Kuma was grimacing while they tested their muscles against each other until Kuma's calm expression finally slipped as Kuma forced her hand down to the desk! The students cheered her on while Tendou laughed and rubbed her hand. "Man oh man! You're strong! That was a good match."

Kuma looked at her hand in confusion and opened and closed it before she smiled. "Yeah. Great match, new girl. I hope we can play again some time!" She grinned and returned to her seat. (Great match my foot. That kid...she was holding back. I don't know how much but I was certainly putting a lot of strength into that but she was still taking it easy on me. She says she keeps in shape but what kind of work could make her small frame this strong?)

(Now I'm convinced. There's definitely something weird about this girl. I've seen enough Anime to tell for sure that in a case like this...this girl definitely had something to do with Sanjiro's disappearance!)

"That was amazing Tendou! How were you able to match Kuma? Ah, no offense!"  Mariko asked her.

"None taken! That was fun!"

"Oh, well, you know, there's no real secret. I was a gymnast back in Shimahaba so I know how to keep in shape."

"Well then, without further ado, allow me to introduce myself:  My name is Akibara Mariko."

"Nice to meet you, Akibara." They shook hands and Mariko noticed how strong her grip was. They weren't exaggerating about her strength. Cool. She laughed.

"If you don't mind me asking, why did you transfer here?"

"Job transfer. My dad had a great opportunity to work a new job here and he took it so we packed up and rode out and here I am."

"Really? Who does he work for?"

"Moondust Eclipse Security. It's a security firm subsidiary of Archstopheles Incorporated."

"Arch...stopheles? Well that's an intimidating name. So your dad works security huh?"

"Yeah. He's a health nut so he made sure we were too. Thus, my athleticism."

"Huh. So did they ask him if he wanted to transfer?" Ayako questioned.

"Heh. Sadly no. Lets face it these days only about 16.2% of firms say that they take the wishes of employees into account when making decisions on transfers. I'm not worried though. I'm sure I'll be able to settle in here just as well."

"Yeah, we'll be sure to do our best to help you feel welcome."

"Thanks. That means a lot."

As their conversation continued, Niikura searched Archstopheles Incorporated on his phone.  It turned out to be a real corporation that, from his little skimming, sold just about everything. He scrolled back up and tapped a link that would take him to their webpage.

The moment he clicked on the link his screen changed to a quick POV animation of the screen flying upward through a spiraling tunnel of orangish-red flaming energy that went by faster and faster until the screen suddenly exited the tunnel into outer space where it circled the globe with a trail of flames until it stopped and quickly zoomed out to reveal the logo of Archstopheles Incorporated in bright red metallic letters which floated in front of a rotating planet earth with glowing lines around it showing their reach. The camera zoomed out to reveal the logo and Earth were sitting in a glass case which was plaed down on an Italian Maple Mahogany Desk. The camera then rose up to reveal a hauntingly beautiful woman wearing a black suit with a red collared shirt underneath, complete with white gloves, a black tie and the Archstopheles symbol on her lapel. Her creamy ivory skin is flawless and she has short dark hair worn in a pixie cut, the deepest green eyes, full lips and a curvaceous figure. Her left hand is extended and open in a welcoming gesture. Welcoming him. Beckoning him.

"So what do you think of the new girl, Niikura?"

He snapped out of his thoughts and suddenly found himself juggling his phone from hand to hand before catching it and exiting the site. "Err...yes. Yeah. What was the question?"

"Hmmmm? What exactly are you looking at?" Kuma teased.

"I was just fact checking her story." He insisted and exited the site and put his phone back on super saver mode. "Anyway what was your question?"

"You're really out of it today.  Are you feeling okay?"

"I'm fine, Kuma. I'm just worried about my friend and...I don't know. Something about this new girl." He looked back to where their classmates were laughing together with Tendou and then faced Kuma again. "Something's off about her."

"Wow you really are jumpy today. Come on, I'm sure Sanjiro is fine. There will be a perfectly rational explanation for him missing school today I'm sure. We'll find him, kick his butt for not showing up and then go for drinks and karaoke. It'll be fine, Niikura. We'll be laughing about this whole thing by tomorrow."

He relaxed and let the tension flow out of him. "I'm sure you're right. I'm probably just overthinking this. Thanks, Kuma."

"Anytime. Now what do you say we work on making the new girl feel welcome?"

Professor Umemura Chiyome walked down the halls of the school while singing to herself. "Do So Do Re La Fa Mi Mi Do Fa Re So So Do La La Fa Ti La So Fa Mi Re Ti Do oh oh Ti Do So Do!" She is a tall woman with an elegant beautiful short hairstyle with bangs hanging down in front of her face wearing a nice business suit with her hands behind her back holding her bag. "Do So Do Re La Fa Mi Mi Do Fa Re So So Do La La Fa Ti La So Fa Mi Re Ti Do Oh Oh Ti Do So Do." She continued singing quietly to herself until she arrived at her classroom and opened the door.

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The students stood up and bowed their heads to their teacher. "Gooood morning kids!" She greeted cheerfully. She is dressed in a green business suit worn over a white buttoned up shirt. She has a green skirt worn over her legs and tight leggings on leading down into stylish black heels.

"Good Morning, Miss Unemura!" They all replied to their teacher.

"Take your seats kids." She told them and moonwalked to the monitor screen board, despite wearing heels, while checking her holo-watch. The kids had handed in all of their assignments, and finally stopped. She got setup and she pulled out a headset device and placed it on her head. Professor Unemura snapped her fingers and the monitor turned on along with the girls' monitors activating their Scribe Programs so the girls could commence with note taking. The girls got to work as she began their lesson on Biotech: Human Modification and Augmentation and the possibilities of Transhumanism and how Biotechnology could potentially end human suffering.

After she finally finished her lecture she sipped from her water bottle and then lowered it. "Ahhhh that's better. Alright. Lets go around the classroom and share our thoughts! Who wants to go first?"

Everyone except Tendou was eager to speak up. Professor Umemura Chiyome couldn't help but notice she looked a little down. "Excuse me? Miss Tendou correct? You're new here right? There's no need to be shy. Please go ahead and tell us what's on your mind."

"Uhm, well, maybe in just a little bit. I'm still taking in the lecture, ma'am."

"In that case I'll start!" A student offered. "While the idea of leaving humanity behind can be scary, I'm all for it. Whether through gene manipulation or technological incorporation, humanity needs to evolve, sooner rather than later. Transhumanism is the best way to do that. I mean think about it, what's so great about living life as a plain old human? You can get sick, you can get hurt, you can die in any number of ways, I mean we're already seeing it anyway, with people developing super powers and potentially even the Legendary Lady Knight, so why shouldn't the rest of us catch up in any way we can?"

"That's a good point. Imagine all of the cool things you could do with augments! I'd be a super cool cyborg! I'd make myself into a ninja cyborg!"

"Yeah! Live the dream!"

"Leaving aside the goofy sci-fi dreams, there are a lot of benefits to transhumanization and human augmentations such as eliminating or slowing down diseases and the aging process while making ourselves faster, healthier and stronger." Niikura summarized. "Imagine a world where nobody had to worry about being born with defects. Where nobody had to worry about being sick. Where we could be born prefect and healthy with long lives and superhuman abilities and intelligence?  Just think about everything humanity could accomplish together! We could revolutionize the world!"

"Can that really be called living though? Would you still be able to call us humans?" Tendou questioned.

"Of course not. We'd be Super Humans!"

"But if everyone is born perfect all the time wouldn't that just be boring? Where's the variety in life? And what's so great about extending your lifespans anyway? Why would you want to live forever?" She asked again.

"It's better than dying. I mean, sure, there's an afterlife but come on. 100 years at best if you take proper care of your body and you only get one shot at it? What's fair about that? If it's loneliness you're worried about, don't be. If everyone's immortal then you can't be lonely."

She shook her head. "Come on, think about it man. Even if you and your friends and society are immortal, there would only be so many places to go, things to do, and life defying antics you could perform before life settles into a repetitive boring monotony."

"But in the meantime you could accomplish everything you've wanted to do! Every game you've ever wanted to play, every subject you've ever wanted to learn, every book you've ever wanted to read, you could watch every show, listen to every song, visit everywhere on Earth, work every job, there's plenty out there in the world to keep yourself occupied. Besides, everyone would be hooked up to the internet with internal WIFI so it's not like we'd ever be lonely. We could come up with new things on the regular. Just think of the movies you could make in a perfect society."

"With social and cultural trends that rise and fall, you're bound to see the same ones rise in popularity, fade away, and then come back. It only took a few decades for zombie media to regain mainstream media attention, then fade. Superheroes, westerns, romances, adventure stories, you're going to start seeing the same things over and over again. Typical tropes and cliches may be so ingrained in all of them that you recognize them and it'll make everything feel identical. When you've literally seen it all, what is there left to see?"

"Uhm." Mariko raised her hand. "Sorry to interrupt but doesn't this discussion hinge on the idea that we even could make ourselves immortal? Also, we should discuss the limits of humanity. If you mutate a bunch of super powers into someone and then shove a bunch of metal and machines and computer chips into them can you really consider them human?"

"It's called cyberization and it's awesome." The same student from before replied with a laugh.

"About that...doesn't this whole discussion actually hinge on the idea that any of this would be made publicly available at affordable prices instead of being reserved for the rich elite? Even if you can afford it, you have to trust your corporate overlords of the government to not plug something into your head to control you. Or do you really think they would allow you to become a superhumanly augmented cyborg and not have a way to keep you under their thumb?" Yakushimaru reasoned with everyone.

"Oh come on guys. Would our government really do that?" Kuma joked.

The class laughed amidst a slew of acknowledgments.

They continued their discussions in a loop around the room until it came time for class to end and Professor Umemura clapped her hands. "Ahhh what a great productive day! I'm proud of you kids! Alright! Here's your assignment for tonight!  In this assignment, you will be asked to choose a side and defend your position. In at least 300 words, compose a thread that takes the side of supporting or rejecting transhumanism! Give evidence to support your position and include 1 citation from the Bible, or your faith of choice, I'm not picky, and 1 from another source other than your texts. Double Spaced. MLA Format. You know the drills kids. I'm looking forward to reading your papers." She laughed and bid them good day. The students stood up and bowed before sitting back down.

Tendou didn't waste much time before standing back up though. "I'll be right back."

"Where are you going?"

"I need to take a leak." She waved it off and walked out of the classroom.

She walked down the hallway into the ladies room where she quietly closed the door behind her and hunched over the sink. She let out a long sigh. "Stupid kids. You don't even realize how good you have it."

7

"Excuse me.  Are you alright, Tendou?"

"Huh?" She looked up from where she'd been splashing water in her face and grabbed some paper towels. "Oh hey Akibara. What's up?"

"Nothing much. I just needed to take a piss and I thought I would check on you. You looked a little down in class."

"Well that's more language than I was expecting from you." Tendou giggled. "I'm fine though. Really. I just think the whole Transhumanism Movement is a little much right now. People shouldn't be so quick to throw away their humanity or alter themselves. Really. There's nothing wrong with the human body. The way I see it, we've had it for billions of years and we've turned out just fine for the most part."

"You're right about that but come on, you have to admit that the idea of giving yourself super powers is rather enticing." She quipped while stepping into a stall. "I'm glad you're okay though! We all will be. Ahhhhhhhhh. This school can be rather intense but rest assured everyone here is very nice."

"So I've noticed. We certainly have a lively classroom. However..."

"However?"

"Well, I overheard that a student was missing from class or something?"

"Oh! That's Sanjiro. Sanjiro Sakurai. He's kind of the class idol and Niikura's best friend and one of the nicest guys ever." After finishing her business she flushed and stepped back out to wash her hands. "I'm sure he's doing fine. He's just absent today. Still, we're organizing a little search party for him after school if you're interested."

"Ah what the heck, sure, I'm in. I'm sure he's fine but what better way to integrate myself to the group than to join the search party and I can get a free tour while I'm at it."

"That's the spirit, Tendou! The more the merrier and we can introduce you to Sanjiro when we find him." She dried her hands in the dryer and wiped them with a paper towel before balling it up and tossing it into a Recyclotron. "Swish."

"Heh. Watch this." She walked across the room, looked at the Recyclotron, smirked and performed a corkscrew flip and tossed the balled up paper towel across the room into the Recyclotron.

"Woaaah."

Tendou blew on her hands. "Told you I was athletic. Now come on. Lets get back to class. And Akibara?"

"Yeah?"

"Heck with it. Why not call me, Mika?"

"Sure. You can call me by Mariko then."

The girls returned to class.

"Hey girl! Feeling better?"

"Much." She laughed. "Sorry. I'm just a bit overwhelmed. You know how it is. First day jitters."

"Oh we know. Trust me, everyone gets it when starting up at a new school. Don't worry though you lucked into a good crowd. Just stick with us and you can't go wrong." Niikira assured her.

"So long as you keep your grades up." Another student chimed in.

"Oh don't worry about that. I'll be top of the class in no time."

"Well then I wish you the best of luck." Niikura grinned. "Because I already hold that position."

"That's awesome. You should be proud."

"Oh trust me I am. We've always been neck and neck with each other for the position but I've held onto it the longest. Top of the class and Class Rep Niikura Orinosuke."

She applauded them. "You're just full of surprises. I'm glad I got to meet someone as interesting as you."

"Same here. You're already fitting in here."

"Thank you. Also, I heard about your friend going missing and I would like to assist with the search."

"Huh? Did Aki tell you?"

"That's correct. Also I overheard you talking to the teacher before I stepped inside."

"I see." He glanced at Akibara briefly before returning to focusing his attention on her. "Alright. Sure. An extra pair of eyes could be helpful. Besides which we can introduce you to him when we find him."

"Sounds good. I'm happy to help. But, ah, what does he look like?"

"Sure." He took his phone out and pulled up an image and showed it to her.

Sanjiro Sakurai has unruly short dark-brown hair, with bangs that reach just below his eyes. Houtarou's eyes are emerald-green. He is wearing his school uniform with the vest opened up and his shirt untucked for a casual look. His boyish features add to his handsomeness.

"Oh I see. Pretty boy huh?"

"Yes. Yes he was." Kuma added in.

"Agreed." Every other girl in the class echoed.

"Okay then." She smiled. "We can trade numbers later for if I find him."

Their next professor arrived soon after and the class settled down for Trigonometry followed by Programming and then left for a Chemistry Class before it was finally time for Lunch and Tendou took a cylindrical stainless steel vacuum flask out of her bag and clutched it to her chest.

"Oh? Where were you keeping that?"

"In my bag."

"Cool. What's in it?"

"It's a special homemade smoothie. I'm on a special diet so this is basically my lunch. It's a crazy combination of a Green Peanut Butter Smoothie mixed with
Banana Almond combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything the body needs."

"That sounds like it would taste like..." Yakushimaru trailed off as she searched for the right words before giving up. "Madness. Like it would taste like madness."

"Oh you have no idea." Tendou laughed.

"Is it good?"

"It's an acquired taste." She admitted.

"Cool, cool. Hey do you wanna see our cafeteria?"

"Sure!"

8

A few members of the class split off to guide Tendou to the cafeteria while the rest relaxed and ate lunch in the classroom. "Oh you're about to feast like a Queen, new girl. The food here is great. Healthy, affordable and delicious. You might even want to try some with your drink."

"Heh, well, if it's as good as you say it is then I'll be sure to  take it up with my dad when I get the chance."

"Oh trust us, newbie, we're about to open up a whole new world of fine dining for you!" Kuma assured her with a laugh.

"Hey, hey, could we try some of your drink?" Yaku asked her.

"Sorry. I don't think that's a good idea. It's really an acquired taste. If you're not used to it, you'd spit it right back out. Trust me. It's for your own good."

"Is it weird I want to try it even more now?"

"A little bit. I'll tell you what. I'll bring a small amount of it tomorrow and you can try it then."

"Great! I'm looking forward to it."

"Do you really want to try something like that, Yaku?"

"You bet I am, Niikura! I ain't afraid to taste anything!"

"¥ 2000.00 says you puke it out." Kuma joked.

"You're on!"

The group lead her downstairs to the first floor and out the door to the next building over which was designed to look like a large fancy restaurant with CAFETERIA proudly displayed on a fancy sign on the building. "Okay that's fancy. Are we even dressed for this?"

"Relax, relax! So long as you're wearing your school uniform then you're dressed for it." Mariko assured her. "Follow our lead."

They walked up to the door and presented their ID's to the doormen. They scanned their ID's, nodded and let them inside. Tendou walked past them and stared into the building. "What...the..."

The students who'd arrived before them were already seated around the interior. Either at fancy tables or booths. The restaurant had very nice tiled floors and wallpapers and staff walking around dressed like waitresses and waiters delivering meals and drinks and busboys clearing tables. Some of the students were still reading off of holo-menus that shined out of the tables.  It was like walking into a dream.

"Uhhh are we still on campus?"

The others laughed.

"Oh don't worry, girl, we're still on campus. We just happen to be at the best place on campus!" Mariko assured her. They walked up to the receptionist. "Hi there. We're together. Akibara. Party of 5."

"Of course. Welcome back, Akibara. Would you like a booth or a table?"

"Lets go with a booth. That cool with you guys?"

Naturally they agreed.

"Alright. Booth it is!"

"Great. Right this way." The receptionist lead them across the restaurant to a booth table against the wall and they sat down together. The receptionist tapped the center of the table and holo-menus shined out of it. One for each of them.

"Take your time looking over the menu your waiter will be over shortly." She informed them sweetly and returned to the front.

"I was not ready for today." Tendou acknowledged as she closed her menu and opened up a slot in the lid of her drink to sip from.

"Hmmm?" Kuma looked over at her drink. "Hey is that me or does that thing smell kinda funky?"

"You're not wrong." Tendou admitted and sipped from it.

"It's like...a new car, lavender, caviar, roses and wine." Tendou joked.

"More like grass, engine grease and metal."

"It smells like cologne and mouthwash to me." Akibara responded.

"It smells like stinky fish heads if you ask me." Yaku replied with a grin.

"Grass, engine grease, metal, cologne, mouthwash, fish heads, lavender, caviar, roses, wine and a new car." Niikura chuckled.

"See? He gets it."

"Not going to lie I'm really curious to try this tomorrow." Yaku informed her.

"If you think you can handle it." Tendou smirked.

"Bring it on."

The girls looked over their menus and selected their meals and relaxed as the waitress arrived at their table. "Hello everyone welcome back to the cafeteria! My name is Oshima and I'll be your waitress for the day. Can I start you off with any drinks?"

"Sure! I'll have a strawberry lemonade." Kuma suggested.

"...One for me too. Something to wash this down with." Tendou spoke up.

"A milk blast for me!" Yaku added.

"A tropical infusion." Niikura selected.

"Tropic blitz." Akibara decided.

"Alright got it. Anything else? Are you ready to order?"

"Sure. I'm ready if you guys are."

"Okay. I'll have the Seared Salmon With Israeli Couscous Salad." Kuma selected.

"Classy. An excellent choice. And you ladies?"

"Gousetsu Udon."

"Sarmale De Peste, please." Yaku settled.

"Char Okakiage for me please." Niikura spoke up.

"Excellent, excellent, choices! And you young lady?"

"Ah hah. Sorry. I have something here already. Thank you though."

"You're welcome. Alright I'll be back with your drinks and your meals will be ready before you know it! We pride ourselves in fine dining at warp speeds!" She hurried to the back. Was gone for almost a minute and then she returned with their drinks on a tray and she distributed them to the girls and then returned to her work.

"Alright then. Now that we're all settled in." Akibara raised her glass in a toast. "I would like to formally welcome the newest member of our group! Tendou Mika!"

"Welcome, Tendou!"

"Thanks you guys. I'm happy to be here." They clinked their drinks and sipped from them together.

They sat together chatting among themselves until the waitress came back with everyone else's food. As she was distributing their meals however Tendou raised her hand. "Excuse me. Miss Oshima?"

"Yes, is there something else I can get for you?"

"No, but, I was wondering. Do you know about Sanjiro Sakurai's absence today?"

"Huh? Sanjiro? Come to think of it one of the girls heard about it through the grapevine and word did trickle out from there. Is he alright?"

"We don't know." Akibara admitted. "Nobody's been able to get in touch with him all day. We're planning a search party after school."

"I see. Well I hope he's fine." She finished setting down the plates and started to walk away before turning back around to look at them again. "Heeey. Now that you mention it, one of us is missing today too. Kokoro Sato didn't show up today either."

"Huh? Seriously?"  Niikura asked. "Did you try calling too?"

"We did but she never picked up."

"A boy and a girl skipping school huh? I guess we have our answer!" Yaku replied.

"No. Sanjiro wouldn't do that, at least not without telling me at least, and Kokoro wouldn't skip work would she?"

"That's right she wouldn't! She'd drag herself here through rain and sleet and snow if she had to!"

"Right. So there's definitely something going on here."

"Have you guys tried tracking their phones?" Tendou asked. "There are apps and maps for that."

"We tried to find Kokoro with that but it didn't come up. The phone is ringing whenever we call but she never picks up and we can't track it. Nothing comes up when we try. It just comes up empty. The map comes up but it can't pinpoint where the phone is. It's...eerie." Before the waitress could elaborate further however she was called back. "Sorry. Please enjoy your meals." She bowed and hurried back.

"Okay...this just got weird. Niikura? Can you find his phone?"

"I'm going to try." He said and took out his phone and went into maps and put in the number and waited for it to be located. The page buffered for a minute only to come up blank! The phone could not be found! He tried a few more times only to get the same result each time!

"What the hell?"

"Okay, that's...that's a little scary." Akibara admitted.

"Where the hell are they then? If their phone can pick up calls then surely it should be able to be located right?" Yaku asked.

Tendou sipped her drink while contemplating the situation.

They tossed around ideas but it ultimately came down to the fact that nobody had any clue on how to locate them or what was wrong with the phones.

(Good f**kin' grief, again and again with this.) Tendou sighed internally. "I guess our only option is to call the police and ask them to assist in our search. With all of us scouring the city I'm sure we'll be able to find them. At least I hope so."

"Are you okay?"

"I'm fine. I just hope everyone's alright."

"Don't worry about it. I'm sure there's a rational explanation for all of this." Yaku replied and patted her on the back.

"Yeah I know. It's just kind of a weird thing to happen on your first day."

"Well sometimes the dice just happen to land that way. What matters is how you play the cards you've been dealt. But listen, we're glad you're helping out. The more help we have looking for them the sooner we'll find them, right?"

"Right! All together now!" She put her hand out. "Lets work together to bring them home!"

"Yeah!" The friends declared and put their hands together and raised them up.

After enjoying lunch they left tips on the table and walked out. Tendou placed her bottle in her bag. "Lets see according to my schedule Gym is up next right?"

"Gym class huh?" Ayako crossed her arms. "You might be in for a rough time."

"Why's that?"

"It's just...look, Miss Ogasawara and Mister Akamatsu are nice and all but they can be really demanding especially of new kids. You're going to be put through your paces today."

Tendou laughed. "Sounds like fun to me. Trust me I'm used to it. I can take anything they throw at me."

"I'm sure they'll be happy to hear that."

"Cool. Lead the way."

They crossed the campus again to the gymnasium where they split up. The girls leaving to their locker room and Niikura leaving to the men's locker room.

Niikura sighed as he stepped into the men's locker room. Still with no sign of his friend.

"Hey man!"

He looked up at the student currently waving him over. "Hey Taka. How's it going?"

"Any sign of Sanjiro?"

He shook his head. "Nothing. We haven't been able to track his phone. Look." He showed his friend what was happening to his phone.

"Okay, yeah that's weird." He thought it over. "Maybe ask the Geek Squad if they know anything."

"You mean the Science Club?"

"Same thing. Look, if we can't figure it out? Maybe they can. You're on better terms with them than I am."

"Yeah that's because you hit one of them with a football."

"Which was an accident and I have continuously apologized for." Taka apologized.

"Yeah but calling them Geek Squad isn't helping." Niikura pointed out.

"It's a term of endearment."

"Sure it is. But hey, listen, something really weird is happening. I heard a waitress didn't show up for work today. They haven't been able to get in touch with her either."

"Are you serious?" Taka laughed. "Well then there's nothing to worry about. They're probably just off on a hot date."

"Sanjiro wouldn't skip school. Or at least not without telling me." Niikura stated firmly. "Besides which, it still wouldn't explain why we can't get in touch with either of them. Something is very wrong here."

"Hey guys!" A bespectacled student walked up to them. "You getting ready for class or what? You know how coach is."

"Yeah." He put away his phone and walked to his locker. "We'll talk some more after class."

"Sure."

Meanwhile in the women's locker room!

Tendou walked to her locker, hit the keypad button to open it up, #13173904, and and pressed Enter. The keypad numbers glowed green and the door popped open. She placed her bag on the ground of the locker and then began undressing.

"Hmmm?"  Akibara looked over at her. "Wow. You weren't kidding about being an athlete. You are toned as hell girl."

Tendou laughed and flexed. "I told you didn't I? Fitness runs in my DNA."

"So you're the new girl, huh?" A haughty voice asked them.

They looked to the side to see a high class looking young lady with short hair and a radiant beauty approaching them.

"Hello, Mushanokoji." Akibara replied politely.

"Hello, Kibanyan." She responded and returned her attention to Tendou. She reached out and placed a hand against the locker behind her and smiled.

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"My name is Mushanokoji Akanenyan. That is a name that carries far more prestige than any other in this or any school. As the reigning queen of this institution I would like to formally welcome you to Vista Academy. Getting down to business, I think someone like you would fit right in with my Royal All Stars."

"...Royal What Now? Also you're in my space. At least let me get dressed."

"Don't fall for it. They're a bunch of mindless drones who parrot whatever she says. There isn't a single brain cell between them." Ayako snarked.

"I wasn't talking to you, Ayanyan. Please mind your manners and wait to be spoken too."

Tendou just looked confused. "Ayanyan? Kibanyan?"

"You have to admit it makes them sound much cuter." She reasoned. "Even Kuma's name can be improved by turning it into Kumanyan."

"F.U.R.B. Mushanokoji!" Kuma called over the lockers.

"Riiiiiight. Well, anyway, my name is Tendou Mika and-"

"Tinyan. Got it."

"But I didn't even-"

"Don't worry about. So how about my offer? Join up with me and you can run this school. Why crawl in the mud with the peasants when you can soar above them like a majestic flying Eagle?"

"I'm already walking the path of Heaven. Eagles are beneath me." Tendou smirked and turned around. "Now if you'll kindly back off I need to finish getting dressed."

A few of the girls laughed at Queen Mushan being so utterly dismissed. She just glared at her. "Cocky little...alright then. You might change your mind after we thrash your peasants today." She turned around and walked away to rejoin her friends.

"Hot damn, Tendou! That was awesome! I've never seen anybody so completely dismiss her like that."

"Ehhhh. I've dealt with her kind before. Trust me. They're all just hot air."

"Oh man this day is finally shaping up. Don't worry about class. We've got your back!"

"Hell yeah." She grinned and they returned to getting dressed and stepped out for class.

9

The students stepped out into a giant magnificent looking gymnasium. It was sparkling clean and one of the largest gyms Tendou had ever seen. There were hoops on either side, a track for running, various equipment, bleachers, large windows to let the sunshine in and several doors. Two lead outside, two lead back to the locker room but she couldn't tell where the others lead. In the middle of the roomt here were three adults. One man and two women. All three were tall and muscular. Obvious fitness nuts.

"Okay so who's who here?"

Akibara pointed at the woman and the man. "Miss Ogasawara and Mister Akamatsu and the third is....oh boy."

"What? Who is she?"

"Miss Akamatsu. Akamatsu Yua."

Mushanokoji and her posse laughed. "Oh man you are in for it, newbie."

"Who is she?"

"Remember when we told you that they can be harsh on new kids until they've broken them in? Miss Akamatsu specializes in that."

"Welcome To Hell Week, Freshie." One of Mushan's friends whispered into her ear.

Tendou considered decking her but thought better of it.

"Just, uh, try to hang in there." Yakushimaru advised her.

"Oh man. Best of luck, Tendou." Niikura told her.

"STUDENTS! FRONT AND CENTER!" The teachers called out. "LINE UP!""

The students did as they were asked and formed a line between the boys and girls.

"I understand there is a new student among you. Miss Tendou! Step forward!"

Tendou did as she was asked and Akamatsu Yua stepped up to her and looked her over. "So you're the shining star of Shimahaba, eh?"

"Yes ma'am. I am very proud of my athletic achievements."

She looked up past the students over to Mushan who winked at her and Akamatsu returned her attention to Tendou. "Forgive me for doubting you but I'm not quite sure if you're necessarily...ready for how intense our classes here at Vista Academy. I would like to take you outside and give you a test run. See how you hold up."

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"Nothing would make me happier ma'am."

"I'm so glad to hear that. Brother, Miss Ogasawara, with your permission?"

"Of course. Go have your fun."

She grinned and walked to the doors. "If you'll follow me, Miss Tendou."

She waved goodbye to her friends and followed the teacher outside to a 400 Meter Outdoor Track.

"Okay! First we're going to check your speed and stamina. Give me 12 laps."

"Twelve laps, ma'am?"

"Correct."

"Not a problem."

"In that case make it 14!"

"Yes ma'am!" She happily jogged past the gate doors onto the track where she took a running stance and then took off running.

1 lap = 400 Meters. 14 laps = 5600 Meters. 5600 Meters = 5.6 Km = 4 Miles. (3.479679 Miles Rounded Up!) .

For a normal person, a normal kid of her age, this would be quite a challenge but Tendou didn't seem to be having any problem with it! She had a casual smile on her face the entire time like she was just going for a light jog. Despite the warm weather and the nice long track she wasn't showing the faintest sign of fatigue. She cleared 100 meters of the track in 9.75 seconds, the loop in around 39 seconds and the entire run in a mere 9.1 minutes! Even after she casually jogged up the coach. "How was that?"

"Uh, yeah, that'll work. Heh. You certainly earned your reputation but you're not out of the woods yet. Drop down and give me 3,000 knuckle pushups on the grass."

"Done and done." She walked over to the grass, laid down, pushed her knuckles on the ground and casually performed the workout. Again without any sign of fatigue and then she popped back up. "Next?"

"300 situps."

Done and done.

"...400 squats?"

Done and done.

(Oh you are starting to piss me off, kid. Try this!) After a few more workouts she was lead inside where everybody else was doing their own workouts and then pointed to the middle of the room. Miss Akamatsu pointed at the giant rope. "Alright here's your next test. Climb to the top!"

She looked up at the long, long, loooong rope and shrugged. "Your call." She walked over to the rope, gave it a few test tugs, nodded and hopped up on it, grabbed onto it, wrapped her legs around the rope and began to climb it.

"Okay, uh, don't you think this is going a little too far?"

"Seriously. Mushan and Kuma are the only girls in class who've been able to climb that rope!"

(And I nearly had a panic attack at the top...) Kuma noted internally.

"Ha. She's done. There's no way that girl is going to make it to the top." Another girl chimed in.

"How long until she wimps out?"

"I don't know if she will." Mushan interrupted. "Look at her. She was out there for a while being put through her paces but she doesn't have a drop of sweat and she isn't even breathing her." She crossed her arms. "Just who the hell is this girl?"

At first several of the girls were incredulous that she would be able to handle it at all but Tendou didn't give up! Up, up, up and up she climbed with ease! Hand over hand she climbed it like a monkey! She even started to hum on the way up while nodding her head and then she began to sing out Kreva's Aggressive from his 3rd album Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu (2007).

"My worries don't amount to much

They're starting up again, they're bursting open

I exercise my right to veto, every single wearisome day

And on every fun one, have a nice day

Thank you for the meal, good morning

I feel like I can say it right, I'll pull out my license

My right to speak from me to myself

This wonderful feeling, it's like being al dente

Aggressive

Today, I'm my own ally

I've decided that I'm going to be alone

In this vast world

That's right, aggressive

These feelings aren't a lie

No matter what anyone tells me, I won't budge

Even though I'm passionate, my vision isn't cloudy

I won't turn my eyes away from the long future up ahead

But I've got to do it now

It's not anyone else, I'm the key man

Before looking for a hand to give me a push on the back

I'm going to fix my bad points myself

But I won't attend to them too much

I'm not going to be too gutsy, I'm not going to be hasty

I'm going to be a man who can listen to conversations

It's alright to say it, I'm going to be a kid

Taking a leap forward, without hindrance

I'll open the heavy doors with my whole body

I'll demonstrate my will, step by step

I'll live my life so that I won't have any regrets

Without forgetting feelings of gratitude

My winning attitude is aggressive

Today, I'm my own ally

I've decided that I'm going to be alone

In this vast world

That's right, aggressive

My worries don't amount to much

They're starting up again, they're bursting open

I exercise my right to veto, every single wearisome day

And on every fun one, have a nice day

Thank you for the meal, good morning

I feel like I can say it right, I'll pull out my license

My right to speak from me to myself

This wonderful feeling, it's like being al dente

Aggressive!"

She belt out the last of the song as she reached the top and struck the bell and raised her fist. The students cheered and applauded and even Mushan and her posse found themselves applauding her. She laughed and climbed back down until it was safe enough to let go and hop back down the last short distance to the floor and pumped her fists into the air as her classmates circled around her laughing and cheering for her.

"Well. I'm out of ideas for the day. You guys want to go ahead and get on with today's game?" Yua asked her brother.

"Yeah sure that sounds like a plan. This new kid looks like she's going to fight right in here. Especially if we can get her on a team."

"In that case how about we test her out in Soccer?"

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

The students stepped out into a giant magnificent looking gymnasium. It was sparkling clean and one of the largest gyms Tendou had ever seen. There were hoops on either side, a track for running, various equipment, bleachers, large windows to let the sunshine in and several doors. Two lead outside, two lead back to the locker room but she couldn't tell where the others lead. In the middle of the roomt here were three adults. One man and two women. All three were tall and muscular. Obvious fitness nuts.

"Okay so who's who here?"

Akibara pointed at the woman and the man. "Miss Ogasawara and Mister Akamatsu and the third is....oh boy."

"What? Who is she?"

"Miss Akamatsu. Akamatsu Yua."

Mushanokoji and her posse laughed. "Oh man you are in for it, newbie."

"Who is she?"

"Remember when we told you that they can be harsh on new kids until they've broken them in? Miss Akamatsu specializes in that."

"Welcome To Hell Week, Freshie." One of Mushan's friends whispered into her ear.

Tendou considered decking her but thought better of it.

"Just, uh, try to hang in there." Yakushimaru advised her.

"Oh man. Best of luck, Tendou." Niikura told her.

"STUDENTS! FRONT AND CENTER!" The teachers called out. "LINE UP!""

The students did as they were asked and formed a line between the boys and girls.

"I understand there is a new student among you. Miss Tendou! Step forward!"

Tendou did as she was asked and Akamatsu Yua stepped up to her and looked her over. "So you're the shining star of Shimahaba, eh?"

"Yes ma'am. I am very proud of my athletic achievements."

She looked up past the students over to Mushan who winked at her and Akamatsu returned her attention to Tendou. "Forgive me for doubting you but I'm not quite sure if you're necessarily...ready for how intense our classes here at Vista Academy. I would like to take you outside and give you a test run. See how you hold up."

"Nothing would make me happier ma'am."

"I'm so glad to hear that. Brother, Miss Ogasawara, with your permission?"

"Of course. Go have your fun."

She grinned and walked to the doors. "If you'll follow me, Miss Tendou."

She waved goodbye to her friends and followed the teacher outside to a 400 Meter Outdoor Track.

"Okay! First we're going to check your speed and stamina. Give me 12 laps."

"Twelve laps, ma'am?"

"Correct."

"Not a problem."

"In that case make it 14!"

"Yes ma'am!" She happily jogged past the gate doors onto the track where she took a running stance and then took off running.

1 lap = 400 Meters. 14 laps = 5600 Meters. 5600 Meters = 5.6 Km = 4 Miles. (3.479679 Miles Rounded Up!) .

For a normal person, a normal kid of her age, this would be quite a challenge but Tendou didn't seem to be having any problem with it! She had a casual smile on her face the entire time like she was just going for a light jog. Despite the warm weather and the nice long track she wasn't showing the faintest sign of fatigue. She cleared 100 meters of the track in 9.75 seconds, the loop in around 39 seconds and the entire run in a mere 9.1 minutes! Even after she casually jogged up the coach. "How was that?"

"Uh, yeah, that'll work. Heh. You certainly earned your reputation but you're not out of the woods yet. Drop down and give me 3,000 knuckle pushups on the grass."

"Done and done." She walked over to the grass, laid down, pushed her knuckles on the ground and casually performed the workout. Again without any sign of fatigue and then she popped back up. "Next?"

"300 situps."

Done and done.

"...400 squats?"

Done and done.

(Oh you are starting to piss me off, kid. Try this!) After a few more workouts she was lead inside where everybody else was doing their own workouts and then pointed to the middle of the room. Miss Akamatsu pointed at the giant rope. "Alright here's your next test. Climb to the top!"

She looked up at the long, long, loooong rope and shrugged. "Your call." She walked over to the rope, gave it a few test tugs, nodded and hopped up on it, grabbed onto it, wrapped her legs around the rope and began to climb it.

"Okay, uh, don't you think this is going a little too far?"

"Seriously. Mushan and Kuma are the only girls in class who've been able to climb that rope!"

(And I nearly had a panic attack at the top...) Kuma noted internally.

"Ha. She's done. There's no way that girl is going to make it to the top." Another girl chimed in.

"How long until she wimps out?"

"I don't know if she will." Mushan interrupted. "Look at her. She was out there for a while being put through her paces but she doesn't have a drop of sweat and she isn't even breathing her." She crossed her arms. "Just who the hell is this girl?"

At first several of the girls were incredulous that she would be able to handle it at all but Tendou didn't give up! Up, up, up and up she climbed with ease! Hand over hand she climbed it like a monkey! She even started to hum on the way up while nodding her head and then she began to sing out Kreva's Aggressive from his 3rd album Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu (2007).

"My worries don't amount to much

They're starting up again, they're bursting open

I exercise my right to veto, every single wearisome day

And on every fun one, have a nice day

Thank you for the meal, good morning

I feel like I can say it right, I'll pull out my license

My right to speak from me to myself

This wonderful feeling, it's like being al dente

Aggressive

Today, I'm my own ally

I've decided that I'm going to be alone

In this vast world

That's right, aggressive

These feelings aren't a lie

No matter what anyone tells me, I won't budge

Even though I'm passionate, my vision isn't cloudy

I won't turn my eyes away from the long future up ahead

But I've got to do it now

It's not anyone else, I'm the key man

Before looking for a hand to give me a push on the back

I'm going to fix my bad points myself

But I won't attend to them too much

I'm not going to be too gutsy, I'm not going to be hasty

I'm going to be a man who can listen to conversations

It's alright to say it, I'm going to be a kid

Taking a leap forward, without hindrance

I'll open the heavy doors with my whole body

I'll demonstrate my will, step by step

I'll live my life so that I won't have any regrets

Without forgetting feelings of gratitude

My winning attitude is aggressive

Today, I'm my own ally

I've decided that I'm going to be alone

In this vast world

That's right, aggressive

My worries don't amount to much

They're starting up again, they're bursting open

I exercise my right to veto, every single wearisome day

And on every fun one, have a nice day

Thank you for the meal, good morning

I feel like I can say it right, I'll pull out my license

My right to speak from me to myself

This wonderful feeling, it's like being al dente

Aggressive!"

She belt out the last of the song as she reached the top and struck the bell and raised her fist. The students cheered and applauded and even Mushan and her posse found themselves applauding her. She laughed and climbed back down until it was safe enough to let go and hop back down the last short distance to the floor and pumped her fists into the air as her classmates circled around her laughing and cheering for her.

"Well. I'm out of ideas for the day. You guys want to go ahead and get on with today's game?" Yua asked her brother.

"Yeah sure that sounds like a plan. This new kid looks like she's going to fight right in here. Especially if we can get her on a team."

"In that case how about we test her out in Soccer?"

"Sure, soccer, sounds like a plan." Mister Akamatsu stepped up and clapped his hands. "Alright everybody fall in! We're going to be playing some soccer! To ensure fairness we'll be splitting into two even teams and to avoid biases we'll be selecting only the team captains. They will be the ones who select their teams."

(Wait, how does that avoid bias?) Tendou questioned.

"Team A will be Captained by Mushankoji and Team B will be captained by Tendou!"

Tendou's and Mushan's friends cheered them on as the two walked in front of the class. (Heh, this will be a cinch. New girl doesn't know everybody's strengths and weaknesses like I do. She'll be more likely to pick her loser friends than a winning team like me.) "I would like to start first if that's alright."

"Go ahead."

"Thank you, Tennyan." She smiled sweetly and turned back tot he group. "Alright, alright! My man! Ryousuke! Get on over here!"

A handsome muscular looking teen with a shaved head ran up and high-fived his girlfriend and then kissed her right in front of everyone. A few them cheered them on while others rolled their eyes.

"Kuma! Come on over. You're our goalie." Tendou told her.

"Called it." She laughed and jogged up and high-fived her.

(Heh. Predictable.) "Shichinyan! You're with me!"

Another athletic teen, this time with longer hair, ran up next to his friend.

"Akibara!"

"YES!" She ran up and joined her friends.

"Kyokonyan!"

"Yakushimaru."

"Nao."

"Niikura."

"Natsuki, Ryuu, Miku, Sachie, Saki."

"Yuuma, Saburou, Ryou, Kazuo, Kosuke."

The names went on like that for a while with Mushan recruiting the best athletes and popular kids in the class to her side and Tendou honestly picking seemingly at random but actually picking a mix of the athletes and the other kids. Once everybody was picked onto a team and the teams were even they followed the coaches out onto the field and the teams were given a chance to strategize.

Tendou stepped up onto the bleachers and turned back around to look over the team who were currently muttering about the game and whispering to each other only for Tendou to loudly slam her hands together. "QUIET! FACE FRONT!" She barked at her team like a drill sergeant. The kids immediately snapped to attention.

"That's better! Now listen up! I know you all thought you were being nice and quiet but I heard you loud and clear! 'We can't do it.' 'They're going to cream us' 'It's always the same' 'We can never win'."

She mocked them and then spat on the ground.

"Never. Can't. Helpless. Those are just words. They're meaningless! Wake up! Those words only have power if you give it to them! That is loser talk! You are not losers! I handpicked all of you myself because I saw your potential! I saw the fire burning deep inside your hearts and I AM YOUR GASOLINE! I will light the fire in your asses and awaken the sleeping giants inside of you! Look around! Look at the proud men and women standing next to you! You have trained together! You have exercised together! You have played together! You have attended classes together! You know each other! You know your strengths and weaknesses! You know where your power lies! Use that! You are not a ragtag group of quitters! You are one cohesive unit! Our enemies think us weak. They see us as easy prey. We will prove them wrong. We are going storm that field and score as many goals as we want! Nobody will stop us! I want you all to stick together out there and here's how I want you arranged: tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft! Kuma! You're our goalie! That makes you our last line of defense between the enemy and our goal! Do not take your eyes off the ball. Focus on that at all times. The rest of you take your positions and watch me. I will be scoring the first goal myself. Focus on the enemy team, watch how they move and find their weaknesses. When it comes time for the second goal I will be expecting you to capitalize on the enemies weaknesses and flaws. The enemy does not see us as threats. Use that arrogance and stupidity against them. Engage with maximum speed, neutralize the shooters and move on to our objective: Kicking that soccer ball into that goal and letting nothing stand in our way. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?!"

Her team cheered her on.

"Fear Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Defeat Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Nerves Do Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

"NO CAPTAIN!" They cheered all the harder.

"WHO'S FIELD IS THIS?"

"OUR FIELD!"

"WHO'S DAY IS THIS?"

"OUR DAY CAPTAIN!"

"YYYEAAAAAHHHH!"

"YYYEAAAAAHHHH!"

"HELL YEAH!"

"HELL YEAH!"

Mushan's team just stared at her in disbelief. "...What kind of drugs is she on?" Kyokonyan questioned.

"She does realize this is a soccer game right?" Nao questioned. She looked over to Mushan. "Right?"

"Uhhh....r-right? Right. Okay." Mushan cleared her throat. "Uhhh...don't...worry about all that. Just focus on the game. We'll kick their butts and win like we always do. No problem."

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"Sure, soccer, sounds like a plan." Mister Akamatsu stepped up and clapped his hands. "Alright everybody fall in! We're going to be playing some soccer! To ensure fairness we'll be splitting into two even teams and to avoid biases we'll be selecting only the team captains. They will be the ones who select their teams."

(Wait, how does that avoid bias?) Tendou questioned.

"Team A will be Captained by Mushankoji and Team B will be captained by Tendou!"

Tendou's and Mushan's friends cheered them on as the two walked in front of the class. (Heh, this will be a cinch. New girl doesn't know everybody's strengths and weaknesses like I do. She'll be more likely to pick her loser friends than a winning team like me.) "I would like to start first if that's alright."

"Go ahead."

"Thank you, Tennyan." She smiled sweetly and turned back tot he group. "Alright, alright! My man! Ryousuke! Get on over here!"

A handsome muscular looking teen with a shaved head ran up and high-fived his girlfriend and then kissed her right in front of everyone. A few them cheered them on while others rolled their eyes.

"Kuma! Come on over. You're our goalie." Tendou told her.

"Called it." She laughed and jogged up and high-fived her.

(Heh. Predictable.) "Shichinyan! You're with me!"

Another athletic teen, this time with longer hair, ran up next to his friend.

"Akibara!"

"YES!" She ran up and joined her friends.

"Kyokonyan!"

"Yakushimaru."

"Nao."

"Niikura."

"Natsuki, Ryuu, Miku, Sachie, Saki."

"Yuuma, Saburou, Ryou, Kazuo, Kosuke."

The names went on like that for a while with Mushan recruiting the best athletes and popular kids in the class to her side and Tendou honestly picking seemingly at random but actually picking a mix of the athletes and the other kids. Once everybody was picked onto a team and the teams were even they followed the coaches out onto the field and the teams were given a chance to strategize.

Tendou stepped up onto the bleachers and turned back around to look over the team who were currently muttering about the game and whispering to each other only for Tendou to loudly slam her hands together. "QUIET! FACE FRONT!" She barked at her team like a drill sergeant. The kids immediately snapped to attention.

"That's better! Now listen up! I know you all thought you were being nice and quiet but I heard you loud and clear! 'We can't do it.' 'They're going to cream us' 'It's always the same' 'We can never win'."

She mocked them and then spat on the ground.

"Never. Can't. Helpless. Those are just words. They're meaningless! Wake up! Those words only have power if you give it to them! That is loser talk! You are not losers! I handpicked all of you myself because I saw your potential! I saw the fire burning deep inside your hearts and I AM YOUR GASOLINE! I will light the fire in your asses and awaken the sleeping giants inside of you! Look around! Look at the proud men and women standing next to you! You have trained together! You have exercised together! You have played together! You have attended classes together! You know each other! You know your strengths and weaknesses! You know where your power lies! Use that! You are not a ragtag group of quitters! You are one cohesive unit! Our enemies think us weak. They see us as easy prey. We will prove them wrong. We are going storm that field and score as many goals as we want! Nobody will stop us! I want you all to stick together out there and here's how I want you arranged: tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft! Kuma! You're our goalie! That makes you our last line of defense between the enemy and our goal! Do not take your eyes off the ball. Focus on that at all times. The rest of you take your positions and watch me. I will be scoring the first goal myself. Focus on the enemy team, watch how they move and find their weaknesses. When it comes time for the second goal I will be expecting you to capitalize on the enemies weaknesses and flaws. The enemy does not see us as threats. Use that arrogance and stupidity against them. Engage with maximum speed, neutralize the shooters and move on to our objective: Kicking that soccer ball into that goal and letting nothing stand in our way. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?!"

Her team cheered her on.

"Fear Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Defeat Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Nerves Do Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

"NO CAPTAIN!" They cheered all the harder.

"WHO'S FIELD IS THIS?"

"OUR FIELD!"

"WHO'S DAY IS THIS?"

"OUR DAY CAPTAIN!"

"YYYEAAAAAHHHH!"

"YYYEAAAAAHHHH!"

"HELL YEAH!"

"HELL YEAH!"

Mushan's team just stared at her in disbelief. "...What kind of drugs is she on?" Kyokonyan questioned.

"She does realize this is a soccer game right?" Nao questioned. She looked over to Mushan. "Right?"

"Uhhh....r-right? Right. Okay." Mushan cleared her throat. "Uhhh...don't...worry about all that. Just focus on the game. We'll kick their butts and win like we always do. No problem."

Everyone took their positions and Mushan and Tendou met in the center. "Nice speech earlier but you just wasted your breath. You guys are going to lose no matter what."

"Take your best shit, kitten."

The coach walked into the center, raised the ball up and blew on his whistle. The instant the ball hit the ground Mushan went for it but Tendou appeared to simply vanish as she ran past her! Mushan's foot hit air instead! "Huh? Wha? Where? HEY!" She turned around and watched Tendou's sick dribbling skills as she dashed down the field. Nao went after her and kicked at the ball only for Tendou to simply dodge her! Kyokonyan went after her next and tried to sweep her leg but Tendou just hopped over it and kept right on going.

"Mudamudamudamudamuda!" She laughed and kept going.

"Uhhhh Mushan?"

"Get her obviously!" She told her friends while chasing her. Tendou kept right on going speeding down the field ducking and dodging around Mushan's team the entire time without them being able to slow her down at all! Ryousuke ran up by her left and tried to shove her but only succeeded in being pushed down himself! Shichi attacked her next, forgoing any subtlety and charging her head on before 'falling' and kicking out at her legs but she just kicked the ball up into the air, hopped over him and kept running, bounced the ball off of her head as it came back down, let it fall back, bounced it off of her heel, let it drop, kicked it forward and kept going. Yuuma, Saburou, Ryou, Kazuo and Kosuke were the last line of defense between Tendou and the goal! Yuuma and Saburou both rushed her down and kicked out at her legs but she kicked the ball into the air and flipped over their legs and hit the ground running. Ryou and Kazuo went after her next. Ryou tried to tackle her but she grabbed him, spun around and flipped him to the ground! She kicked her leg up as the ball came down and bounced it off of her foot while Kazuo tried to grab her with a leg lock but she hopped over his legs, bounced the ball off of her butt, turned around, kicked the ball up into the air again, twirled around while bouncing off of her foot, then she suddenly kicked it high into the air, performed a backflip, landed on her hand and kicked the ball away! It flew past Kosuke and their goalie's head like a missile to hit the net!

Tendou's team cheered for her while Tendou dropped down onto her shoulders, performed a few flares and then sprung back to her feet and laughed at Mushan and her team.

"What's wrong kitten? Can't you even win by cheating?" Tendou called to her.

Mushan fumed but said nothing. Instead simply snapping her fingers. A signal to her team to stop playing around as the goalie picked up the ball, ran forward and drop kicked it into the air across the field. Tendou smirked and ran after it. Mushan and her team had been humiliated and Tendou's own team was now more motivated than ever. It was time for the real game to begin!

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SuperKamiGuy1 wrote:

Everyone took their positions and Mushan and Tendou met in the center. "Nice speech earlier but you just wasted your breath. You guys are going to lose no matter what."

"Take your best shit, kitten."

The coach walked into the center, raised the ball up and blew on his whistle. The instant the ball hit the ground Mushan went for it but Tendou appeared to simply vanish as she ran past her! Mushan's foot hit air instead! "Huh? Wha? Where? HEY!" She turned around and watched Tendou's sick dribbling skills as she dashed down the field. Nao went after her and kicked at the ball only for Tendou to simply dodge her! Kyokonyan went after her next and tried to sweep her leg but Tendou just hopped over it and kept right on going.

"Mudamudamudamudamuda!" She laughed and kept going.

"Uhhhh Mushan?"

"Get her obviously!" She told her friends while chasing her. Tendou kept right on going speeding down the field ducking and dodging around Mushan's team the entire time without them being able to slow her down at all! Ryousuke ran up by her left and tried to shove her but only succeeded in being pushed down himself! Shichi attacked her next, forgoing any subtlety and charging her head on before 'falling' and kicking out at her legs but she just kicked the ball up into the air, hopped over him and kept running, bounced the ball off of her head as it came back down, let it fall back, bounced it off of her heel, let it drop, kicked it forward and kept going. Yuuma, Saburou, Ryou, Kazuo and Kosuke were the last line of defense between Tendou and the goal! Yuuma and Saburou both rushed her down and kicked out at her legs but she kicked the ball into the air and flipped over their legs and hit the ground running. Ryou and Kazuo went after her next. Ryou tried to tackle her but she grabbed him, spun around and flipped him to the ground! She kicked her leg up as the ball came down and bounced it off of her foot while Kazuo tried to grab her with a leg lock but she hopped over his legs, bounced the ball off of her butt, turned around, kicked the ball up into the air again, twirled around while bouncing off of her foot, then she suddenly kicked it high into the air, performed a backflip, landed on her hand and kicked the ball away! It flew past Kosuke and their goalie's head like a missile to hit the net!

Tendou's team cheered for her while Tendou dropped down onto her shoulders, performed a few flares and then sprung back to her feet and laughed at Mushan and her team.

"What's wrong kitten? Can't you even win by cheating?" Tendou called to her.

Mushan fumed but said nothing. Instead simply snapping her fingers. A signal to her team to stop playing around as the goalie picked up the ball, ran forward and drop kicked it into the air across the field. Tendou smirked and ran after it. Mushan and her team had been humiliated and Tendou's own team was now more motivated than ever. It was time for the real game to begin!

Tendou quickly outpaced the other students to reach the ball and jumped in the air, caught it on her knee, let it fall to the ground and then passed it over to Mariko! She began dribbling it around the field until she noticed one of Mushan's friends swiftly approaching her and she turned around and kicked the ball through the air to Niikura who jumped in the air and kicked it over to Ayako. She bounced it off her knee, kicked it up into the air, performed a backflip, caught it and continued doing so before suddenly throwing it into the air and then kicking it over to Natsuki who ran with it and dribbled it around and away from the other students before passing it over to Sachie who passed it back and forth between herself and Saki until one of the students ran over and knocked over Sachie and began running with the ball only to be interrupted by Ryuu who tripped him and took the ball but then Shichi came in and tripped him and threw him to the ground but not before Ryuu managed to pass it to Natsuki who kicked it into the air over the others to Tendou who jumped in the air and spin kicked it through the air back to the goal over the goalies head!

2-0 in favor of Team Tendou!

The kids reassembled and began helping each other back up to their feet as the goalie grabbed the ball, reared back and threw it into the air. This time however Mushan ran on top of one underling, jumped off of him, jumped to the others who gave her a boost into the air, flipped in the air and kicked the ball down to the ground towards Ryousuke who bounced it off of his head and then his chest and then he put his foot on it and then he started quickly dribbling it across the field while outmaneuvering or shoving the other students out of his way until Niikura ran over and then he ducked down into a slide that kicked the ball over to Mariko who passed it between herself and Ayako until Ayako kicked it at Saburo who headbutted it out of the air down to the ground and kicked it over to one of his friends but Tendou intercepted it, smoothly danced around the team and kicked it into the air again and then kicked it at the goal aiming for their third point but Mushan jumped in the air and kicked it out of the air towards her teammates who both jumped up and kicked at Tendou's face but she just hopped up and bounced it off of her chest, back to the ground and she passed it over to one of her friends and then she dodged a swipe from another one of the students and tripped and flipped him to the ground.

The rest of her team ran into the middle of the field against Mushan's team where they all began grappling and wrestling and pushing and shoving each other to give Mariko the room to get through the crowd and kick the ball into the goal!

The score is now 3-0 in favor of Team Tendou!

The teams split up and Tendou's team helped each other up off of the ground and Tendou jogged over to them. "Are you guys okay?"

"Yeah, fine. Just fine." Mariko assured her. She grunted from the pain and pulled herself up. "Lets keep going. We've got a lead for once. Lets keep it up."

"Love it. Love the attitude. And the rest of you? Who else wants to keep going?"

"Yes Captain!"

"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

"YES CAPTAIN!"

"Fear Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Defeat Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Nerves Do Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

"NO CAPTAIN!" They cheered all the harder.

"WHO'S FIELD IS THIS?"

"OUR FIELD!"

"WHO'S DAY IS THIS?"

"OUR DAY CAPTAIN!"

They all turned back to face Mushan's team again. Ready to finish the game.

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Tendou quickly outpaced the other students to reach the ball and jumped in the air, caught it on her knee, let it fall to the ground and then passed it over to Mariko! She began dribbling it around the field until she noticed one of Mushan's friends swiftly approaching her and she turned around and kicked the ball through the air to Niikura who jumped in the air and kicked it over to Ayako. She bounced it off her knee, kicked it up into the air, performed a backflip, caught it and continued doing so before suddenly throwing it into the air and then kicking it over to Natsuki who ran with it and dribbled it around and away from the other students before passing it over to Sachie who passed it back and forth between herself and Saki until one of the students ran over and knocked over Sachie and began running with the ball only to be interrupted by Ryuu who tripped him and took the ball but then Shichi came in and tripped him and threw him to the ground but not before Ryuu managed to pass it to Natsuki who kicked it into the air over the others to Tendou who jumped in the air and spin kicked it through the air back to the goal over the goalies head!

2-0 in favor of Team Tendou!

The kids reassembled and began helping each other back up to their feet as the goalie grabbed the ball, reared back and threw it into the air. This time however Mushan ran on top of one underling, jumped off of him, jumped to the others who gave her a boost into the air, flipped in the air and kicked the ball down to the ground towards Ryousuke who bounced it off of his head and then his chest and then he put his foot on it and then he started quickly dribbling it across the field while outmaneuvering or shoving the other students out of his way until Niikura ran over and then he ducked down into a slide that kicked the ball over to Mariko who passed it between herself and Ayako until Ayako kicked it at Saburo who headbutted it out of the air down to the ground and kicked it over to one of his friends but Tendou intercepted it, smoothly danced around the team and kicked it into the air again and then kicked it at the goal aiming for their third point but Mushan jumped in the air and kicked it out of the air towards her teammates who both jumped up and kicked at Tendou's face but she just hopped up and bounced it off of her chest, back to the ground and she passed it over to one of her friends and then she dodged a swipe from another one of the students and tripped and flipped him to the ground.

The rest of her team ran into the middle of the field against Mushan's team where they all began grappling and wrestling and pushing and shoving each other to give Mariko the room to get through the crowd and kick the ball into the goal!

The score is now 3-0 in favor of Team Tendou!

The teams split up and Tendou's team helped each other up off of the ground and Tendou jogged over to them. "Are you guys okay?"

"Yeah, fine. Just fine." Mariko assured her. She grunted from the pain and pulled herself up. "Lets keep going. We've got a lead for once. Lets keep it up."

"Love it. Love the attitude. And the rest of you? Who else wants to keep going?"

"Yes Captain!"

"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

"YES CAPTAIN!"

"Fear Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Defeat Does Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"Nerves Do Not Exist For Our Team. DOES IT?!"

"NO CAPTAIN!"

"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

"NO CAPTAIN!" They cheered all the harder.

"WHO'S FIELD IS THIS?"

"OUR FIELD!"

"WHO'S DAY IS THIS?"

"OUR DAY CAPTAIN!"

They all turned back to face Mushan's team again. Ready to finish the game.

The game continued like this for some time. It was a long and hard fought game but with Tendou's leadership they were able to rally together and their teamwork lead to them scoring the winning goals and truimphing over Mushan's team as their teamwork fell apart the more points that Tendou's team scored. At the end of the game the score was 15-3. A twelve point difference in favor of Team Tendou.

Despite the pain and exhaustion of her team Tendou's friends celebrated alongside her and laughed and cheered and jumped around together feeling so, so good that they finally won and knocked Mushan off of her high horse.

"WE DID! WE FREAKING DID IT!"

"HELL YEAH WE DID IT!"

"JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE SCREWED YOU CAME DOWN LIKE AN ANGEL AND LIT A FIRE UNDER OUR ASSES! YOU'RE THE BEST!"

"VICTORY SWEET VICTORY!"

"AWWWW YEAH WE'RE THE BEST!"

"BANZAI! BANZAI!"

"YOU DID IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH!"

"You did it guys. We all did it."

"Well damn, sorry Mushan."

"Dammit, we tried our best. We did everything we usually do. She was jus ttoo damn good."

"It's not that There's something else going on with her."

"What do you mean?"

"Look at us. We're all exhausted and hurt and covered in sweat and dirt and grass right?" She pointed right at Tendou. "All of them too. So how come she isn't even breathing hard?"

"...You're right. What on Earth is she made out of? Is she really just a transfer athlete?"

"Ryousuke, Shichinyan, Kyokonyan, I want you to three to pay her a visit on her way home when she's exhausted and alone. Teach her a lesson."

"Awww yeah, payback." Ryousuke laughed with them.

The coach blew his whistle. "An impressive game by everybody! Well played everyone well played! You're all extremely talented athletes! We're most impressed by you Miss Tendou. You've done exceptionally well on your first day here. Keep this up and you'll be our school's shining star in no time."

"Thank you sir. I'll do my best."

"Alright everybody that's a wrap! Excellent job, excellent job! Hit the showers and get cleaned up. We'll have refreshments lined up for you outside of the locker rooms when you're done. Everybody be sure to take just one. Understood?"

"YES SIR!"

"Alright! Class Dismissed!"

The students dragged themselves up and returned to the locker room with Tendou leading the way.

"Heeey, Tendou?"

"Yeah?"

"Why aren't you tired? Did you even break a sweat?"

"I've been trained to be an athlete my whole life. This is just practice for me. Besides, Kuma didn't break a sweat either."

"Maybe a few beads." Kuma admitted. "Some of those came pretty close to my face."

"But you did a good job!" Akibara told her. "We would've lost if we had a lesser goalie. You were the best girl for the job."

"I tried my best guys."

"That's all any of us can do."

Niikura sighed with relief as the steaming hot water of the shower hosed him down. Everyone got their own private shower stall with multiple shower heads, a variety of options, soaps and oils and scents. It was exactly the kind of refreshing cleansing he needed after the soccer game turned warzone. "Sanjiro, you are not going to believe what you missed today." He laughed. After he finished cleaning up he stepped out onto a heat plate and dried right off and then he walked out to the locker room and got changed.

"Hey, Niikura!"

"...Saburo. What do you want?"

"Hey I just wanted to say that was badass out there. Where'd you find that chick?"

"Tendou? She's new. Just transfered today."

"No shit? Damn, are the lucky stars lining up for you guys or what?" He laughed again and offered his hand. "Hey man, really, good game. Lets do that again sometime."

"Uhhh...sure." He shook his hand just to be polite.

"So where the hell is Sanjiro? It's not like him to miss class."

"You don't know either?"

"What happened?"

"I haven't been able to find him all day. We're planning on looking for him after school."

"Huh. That's weird. Anyway, good luck with that. I need to put my clothes on before this gets weird."

"Yeah. But thanks."

"Sure."

They parted ways and got dressed.

Mushan was waiting by the door as Tendou approached it with her friends. "Hey new girl."

"Hello kitten."

"Listen I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for the way my team and I behaved out there. That was rude of us and I know that our behavior was wrong. I hope you can forgive us and I plan to make up for my behavior with you and the others. You played a good game and I had a lot of fun." She stepped forward and offered her hand. "Can you forgive me?"

"Sure." Tendou replied and stepped over and took her hand, shook it gently and then she suddenly pulled her close and whispered in her ear. "Just remember to take today's lesson to heart, Mushanokoji Akane, or the next one will be more painful. Don't you dare go thinking you're on my level, scum." She pulled back and drummed on her shoulders. "So lets all get along and be friends now, alright? Okay, I love you, bye-bye!" She waved and walked out of the locker room while Mushan backed against the wall. Shaken to her core.

As the other girls were filing out of the classroom one of Mushan's friends stopped and looked her up and down. "Holy cow, Mushan, you're shaking a leaf what happened? What did she say to you?"

"I-it...it wasn't...what she said." She looked down at her trembling legs. "It was the way she said it." Mushan couldn't quite put her finger on it but something about the sudden shift in her tone of voice sent chills down her spine. Mushan was a big fan of Action Movies, most notably the Yakuza Genre, and just now, just for an instant, she felt like she was standing right in front of someone who had stepped straight out of those same movies.

The rest of their classes came and went and good times were had by all. Eventually the friends all gathered in front of the school.

"Heeeey! Tendou!"

"Hey everybody. Thanks for waiting for me and thanks for showing me around today."

"Hey now the fun is just starting. We still have our search and rescue mission." Akibara reminded her.

"We're going to give you the grand tour while we're at it." Yakushimaru winked. "You're going to see all the best spots in town."

"Sounds like fun. Don't you worry. I'm sure we'll find him soon."

'I hope you're right. Come on. Lets get this search party started!"

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The game continued like this for some time. It was a long and hard fought game but with Tendou's leadership they were able to rally together and their teamwork lead to them scoring the winning goals and truimphing over Mushan's team as their teamwork fell apart the more points that Tendou's team scored. At the end of the game the score was 15-3. A twelve point difference in favor of Team Tendou.

Despite the pain and exhaustion of her team Tendou's friends celebrated alongside her and laughed and cheered and jumped around together feeling so, so good that they finally won and knocked Mushan off of her high horse.

"WE DID! WE FREAKING DID IT!"

"HELL YEAH WE DID IT!"

"JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE SCREWED YOU CAME DOWN LIKE AN ANGEL AND LIT A FIRE UNDER OUR ASSES! YOU'RE THE BEST!"

"VICTORY SWEET VICTORY!"

"AWWWW YEAH WE'RE THE BEST!"

"BANZAI! BANZAI!"

"YOU DID IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH!"

"You did it guys. We all did it."

"Well damn, sorry Mushan."

"Dammit, we tried our best. We did everything we usually do. She was jus ttoo damn good."

"It's not that There's something else going on with her."

"What do you mean?"

"Look at us. We're all exhausted and hurt and covered in sweat and dirt and grass right?" She pointed right at Tendou. "All of them too. So how come she isn't even breathing hard?"

"...You're right. What on Earth is she made out of? Is she really just a transfer athlete?"

"Ryousuke, Shichinyan, Kyokonyan, I want you to three to pay her a visit on her way home when she's exhausted and alone. Teach her a lesson."

"Awww yeah, payback." Ryousuke laughed with them.

The coach blew his whistle. "An impressive game by everybody! Well played everyone well played! You're all extremely talented athletes! We're most impressed by you Miss Tendou. You've done exceptionally well on your first day here. Keep this up and you'll be our school's shining star in no time."

"Thank you sir. I'll do my best."

"Alright everybody that's a wrap! Excellent job, excellent job! Hit the showers and get cleaned up. We'll have refreshments lined up for you outside of the locker rooms when you're done. Everybody be sure to take just one. Understood?"

"YES SIR!"

"Alright! Class Dismissed!"

The students dragged themselves up and returned to the locker room with Tendou leading the way.

"Heeey, Tendou?"

"Yeah?"

"Why aren't you tired? Did you even break a sweat?"

"I've been trained to be an athlete my whole life. This is just practice for me. Besides, Kuma didn't break a sweat either."

"Maybe a few beads." Kuma admitted. "Some of those came pretty close to my face."

"But you did a good job!" Akibara told her. "We would've lost if we had a lesser goalie. You were the best girl for the job."

"I tried my best guys."

"That's all any of us can do."

Niikura sighed with relief as the steaming hot water of the shower hosed him down. Everyone got their own private shower stall with multiple shower heads, a variety of options, soaps and oils and scents. It was exactly the kind of refreshing cleansing he needed after the soccer game turned warzone. "Sanjiro, you are not going to believe what you missed today." He laughed. After he finished cleaning up he stepped out onto a heat plate and dried right off and then he walked out to the locker room and got changed.

"Hey, Niikura!"

"...Saburo. What do you want?"

"Hey I just wanted to say that was badass out there. Where'd you find that chick?"

"Tendou? She's new. Just transferred today."

"No shit? Damn, are the lucky stars lining up for you guys or what?" He laughed again and offered his hand. "Hey man, really, good game. Lets do that again sometime."

"Uhhh...sure." He shook his hand just to be polite.

"So where the hell is Sanjiro? It's not like him to miss class."

"You don't know either?"

"What happened?"

"I haven't been able to find him all day. We're planning on looking for him after school."

"Huh. That's weird. Anyway, good luck with that. I need to put my clothes on before this gets weird."

"Yeah. But thanks."

"Sure."

They parted ways and got dressed.

Mushan was waiting by the door as Tendou approached it with her friends. "Hey new girl."

"Hello kitten."

"Listen I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for the way my team and I behaved out there. That was rude of us and I know that our behavior was wrong. I hope you can forgive us and I plan to make up for my behavior with you and the others. You played a good game and I had a lot of fun." She stepped forward and offered her hand. "Can you forgive me?"

"Sure." Tendou replied and stepped over and took her hand, shook it gently and then she suddenly pulled her close and whispered in her ear. "Just remember to take today's lesson to heart, Mushanokoji Akane, or the next one will be more painful. Don't you dare go thinking you're on my level, scum." She pulled back and drummed on her shoulders. "So lets all get along and be friends now, alright? Okay, I love you, bye-bye!" She waved and walked out of the locker room while Mushan backed against the wall. Shaken to her core.

As the other girls were filing out of the classroom one of Mushan's friends stopped and looked her up and down. "Holy cow, Mushan, you're shaking a leaf what happened? What did she say to you?"

"I-it...it wasn't...what she said." She looked down at her trembling legs. "It was the way she said it." Mushan couldn't quite put her finger on it but something about the sudden shift in her tone of voice sent chills down her spine. Mushan was a big fan of Action Movies, most notably the Yakuza Genre, and just now, just for an instant, she felt like she was standing right in front of someone who had stepped straight out of those same movies.

The rest of their classes came and went and good times were had by all. Eventually the friends all gathered in front of the school.

"Heeeey! Tendou!"

"Hey everybody. Thanks for waiting for me and thanks for showing me around today."

"Hey now the fun is just starting. We still have our search and rescue mission." Akibara reminded her.

"We're going to give you the grand tour while we're at it." Yakushimaru winked. "You're going to see all the best spots in town."

"Sounds like fun. Don't you worry. I'm sure we'll find him soon."

'I hope you're right. Come on. Lets get this search party started!"

The group left the school grounds with Tendou in tow. "Feels good to finally get out of there." Tendou admitted. "Personally speaking? I've been itching to start this adventure." She told them and took another drink out of her bag and began drinking it down.

"You promise us that's non-alcoholic?" Yakushimaru asked her. "Or if it is can you hook me up?"

"Yaku!" Mariko scolded her.

"What? We're off school grounds."

"You still shouldn't be drinking in public. You could get caught. Besides we're on a rescue mission."

"I'll cut you a deal. We can drink together after we find him." Kuma offered.

"Deal."

"After we get answers." Niikura told the group.

"That's fair." Yaku agreed again. "I want to know what happened anyway. We all do."

"It's non-alcoholic anyway." Tendou informed her.

"Oh. Never mind then."

"How many of those do you have anyway?" Mariko questioned.

"Enough to get through the day and get my daily dose of synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything the body needs."

As their conversation continued her attention turned to the city around her. It was actually quite amazing. A beautifully pristine skyscraper city with fantastic architecture with a slight futuristic edge to it. The sun shining down on them reflected off of the buildings in such a way to make them sparkle. It made the city look like a beautiful diamond. 

"It's really beautiful, right?" Mariko asked her. "Just wait. We're going to open up a whole new world for you. You're going to love it here, Tendou."

"You know? I think you just might be right about that. I'm already making friends and this is just such a beautiful city. I would really like to stay here. Truly."

The group took a stroll around the city and down the sidewalks touring until they arrived at their first destination. "Al-right! Here's our first stop! Manga Mania Emporium!"

Tendou looked up at the giant bookstore looming over them. "How many floors does this place have?"

"Ten."

"What? Ten? Are you serious?"

"Makes the Mandrake Complex look small right? We come here all the time to hang out. It's kind of a second library for us. This will be our first stopping point on our grand tour search party. If we split up we can cover more ground. Mariko will give you the tour while you search the various floors while the rest of us ask around if anybody's seen him."

"Good idea. Lets get to work guys!"

"YEAH!"

They walked into the store and Tendou was quickly taken aback. The interior of it was just as fantastic as the rest and everything was incredibly neat and orderly without a speck of dust or dirty anywhere! It was immaculately clean and shiny!

"What the?"

"Yeah it's a bit overwhelming at first but it's pretty cool once you figure out the floorplan." Mariko informed her. "They even have a cafe on every floor. Come on. I'll give you a tour."

As Mariko began giving her the tour through the store Niikura walked up to the cashier. "Yo."

"Hey there Niikura. Heck of a place to bring your dates."

"Yeah it's a search party. We're actually looking for Sanjiro. Do you know if he's been in today?"

"Sanjiro? No I haven't seen him and I've been here all day. Still, people are coming and going in and out of here all day long so there's a chance he came and went and I never him."

"Alright, thanks, I'll keep looking."

"Huuuhh? You either?" Yaku asked the cafe barista.

"Sorry, I haven't seen the young man in that photo here today."

"Are you sure he's not ringing any bells?" Kuma asked the cashier.

"Sorry, I haven't seen him here today."

"Wow they have a little bit of everything in here, huh?" Tendou asked as she looked at the cover of Top Secret Sentai Ranger Rebellion. "Mint condition too and the price is pretty good..."

"Ohhh that's a good series. Spy and espionage drama with a Sentai Team is a fun idea." She paused. "It's kind of hard to tell who the heroes are sometimes though."

"When in doubt root for the guys on the cover." Tendou advised her. "What do you have there?"

"Zombie Blasters Resurrección!" She showed her the cover of a cast of wildly eccentric characters blasting apart a group of zombies in comically gory fashion. "It's like if you poured a whole bunnch of Doom all over The Walking Dead. I know it's intended for mature audiences but it's just so over the top and funny that I love it anyway." She laughed. "I mean ocme on, you can't take this stuff seriously."

"I'll...take your word for it." She assured her and set the Manga back. "Come on, lets keep looking for any sign of our missing man."

"Hey did I say something wrong?"

"Naaah, nope, nothing at all. You can buy it on the way out and a lollipop if you behave." Tendou smirked.

Unfortunately they didn't find any sign of Sanjiro. Nobody who worked there had seen him today and they didn't see him there either. Mariko bought the book though.

The next stop on their tour was The Celestial Movie Theater but unfortunately he wasn't there either. The Space Arcade was next and despite getting to look at all of the fancy games they had everywhere there was still no sign of Sanjiro. Afterword they checked out the Radiant Fitness Center Gym. No luck there either unfortunately. No matter which of his usual hangouts they investigated they didn't find any trace of him. Nobody had seen him.

The friends collapsed on benches. "I'm beat." Mariko sighed. "Physically and emotionally."

"I just don't get it. Where could he have gone?" Yuriko asked.

"We've checked all of his usual hangouts but there's no traces of him anywhere." Kuma rubbed the back of her head. "This doesn't make sense."

Niikura drew a line through the names of his friend's favorite places on a peace of paper and then folded it up and put it back into his pocket. "Okay...hell with it, I'm talking to a police officer. The first one we see we flag down."

Tendou leaned back and looked up at the sky lost in thought.

They hung out together on the bench until they spotted a police car driving by and Niikura stood back up and waved him over. "Hello! Hello! Officer! Officer wait up! We need some help!"

The police car pulled over and the police officer lowered his window. "Hello there what can we help you with?"

"It's about my friend Sanjiro Sakurai. He wasn't at school today and we haven't been able to get in touch with him all day." He showed the police officer a picture of Sakurai on his phone while taking the paper out of his pocket and then unfolding it. "We checked all of his usual hangouts today but nobody has seen him. Can you help us out?"

"Sure thing. We'll talk to his parents and see if they've been in touch with him. Do you have any other information you can provide?"

"Certainly."

He provided the officers with his friend's phone number and address and any other information required before the officers thanked them and informed him to go straight home.

The friends walked around the city a bit more before coming to a stop at a bus stop. "Well....damn. I was so sure we'd find him. Something's definitely wrong though."

"Don't worry about it. We got the word out and the police are looking for him now. We'll find him no matter what." Yaku assured him.

"She's right." Kuma agreed as she stretched. "We're going to find him and we'll get out answers. He'll be just fine and it'll all turn out to be a huge misunderstanding."

"He'll be alright. I just know it. Sanjrio always lands on his feet."

"Yeah, you're right, thanks guys. I'll be sure to get in touch with the others and see if anybody else has seen him. Sorry your first day out together has been a mess like this."

"Nah it's cool. I'm glad I got to spend the day with you guys and join in on a search party. It was fun to try and help out even if it didn't work out yet. Don't worry though. I'm sure he'll turn up." She saluted. "I'll see you tomorrow guys. Hopefully it's better."

"Goodbye! See you tomorrow!" The friends split up and walked home.

Tendou took a long stroll through the city walking through the city blocks down the sidewalks while the people of the city walked around and past her and the cars drove to and fro and dogs barked at her in passing and cats yowled and ran off. She paid them no mind and continued strolling through the city before she suddenly walked around a corner and took a long stroll through an alley before stopping in the middle of it and sighed. "You can come out now, boys, I know you're there. Stop playing these childish games already and face me."

Ryousuke, Shichini and Kyokonyo stepped out from the shadows in front of her while another group of older boys walked up behind her.

"Let me guess: Your girlfriend put you up to this?"

"We just wanted to have a word about your behavior in class today." Ryo told her while tapping a pipe against his palm. "All that attitude and violence and poor sportsmanship? It's not cool new girl."

"It's well past time you learned how things work around here." Kyo added while resting a bat against her shoulder.

"Rest assured, you'll have plenty of time to think about your behavior in the hospital." Shichini informed her while he took a wooden sword out of his belt.

"After today, you'll stop associating with those losers and only speak whenever we speak to you. You'll follow our rules new kid and you are never going to pull that shit you pulled today again."

Another group walked up behind Ryo and they took their positions to have her completely surrounded.

"Before we get this started, I have to ask: Are you responsible for Sanjiro's disappearance or the others around school?"

"Not us. Those idiots knew their place and even the ones who didn't toe the line weren't on our list anyway. You're the first one to make our shitlist in a long time newbie. Welcome to the consequences."

"I see. That's good to know." She tossed her bag away so it landed on top of a dumpster lid safely out of the way. "Alright then, come on cockbites, lets fucking dance. I could use the exercise anyway."

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The group left the school grounds with Tendou in tow. "Feels good to finally get out of there." Tendou admitted. "Personally speaking? I've been itching to start this adventure." She told them and took another drink out of her bag and began drinking it down.

"You promise us that's non-alcoholic?" Yakushimaru asked her. "Or if it is can you hook me up?"

"Yaku!" Mariko scolded her.

"What? We're off school grounds."

"You still shouldn't be drinking in public. You could get caught. Besides we're on a rescue mission."

"I'll cut you a deal. We can drink together after we find him." Kuma offered.

"Deal."

"After we get answers." Niikura told the group.

"That's fair." Yaku agreed again. "I want to know what happened anyway. We all do."

"It's non-alcoholic anyway." Tendou informed her.

"Oh. Never mind then."

"How many of those do you have anyway?" Mariko questioned.

"Enough to get through the day and get my daily dose of synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything the body needs."

As their conversation continued her attention turned to the city around her. It was actually quite amazing. A beautifully pristine skyscraper city with fantastic architecture with a slight futuristic edge to it. The sun shining down on them reflected off of the buildings in such a way to make them sparkle. It made the city look like a beautiful diamond. 

"It's really beautiful, right?" Mariko asked her. "Just wait. We're going to open up a whole new world for you. You're going to love it here, Tendou."

"You know? I think you just might be right about that. I'm already making friends and this is just such a beautiful city. I would really like to stay here. Truly."

The group took a stroll around the city and down the sidewalks touring until they arrived at their first destination. "Al-right! Here's our first stop! Manga Mania Emporium!"

Tendou looked up at the giant bookstore looming over them. "How many floors does this place have?"

"Ten."

"What? Ten? Are you serious?"

"Makes the Mandrake Complex look small right? We come here all the time to hang out. It's kind of a second library for us. This will be our first stopping point on our grand tour search party. If we split up we can cover more ground. Mariko will give you the tour while you search the various floors while the rest of us ask around if anybody's seen him."

"Good idea. Lets get to work guys!"

"YEAH!"

They walked into the store and Tendou was quickly taken aback. The interior of it was just as fantastic as the rest and everything was incredibly neat and orderly without a speck of dust or dirty anywhere! It was immaculately clean and shiny!

"What the?"

"Yeah it's a bit overwhelming at first but it's pretty cool once you figure out the floorplan." Mariko informed her. "They even have a cafe on every floor. Come on. I'll give you a tour."

As Mariko began giving her the tour through the store Niikura walked up to the cashier. "Yo."

"Hey there Niikura. Heck of a place to bring your dates."

"Yeah it's a search party. We're actually looking for Sanjiro. Do you know if he's been in today?"

"Sanjiro? No I haven't seen him and I've been here all day. Still, people are coming and going in and out of here all day long so there's a chance he came and went and I never him."

"Alright, thanks, I'll keep looking."

"Huuuhh? You either?" Yaku asked the cafe barista.

"Sorry, I haven't seen the young man in that photo here today."

"Are you sure he's not ringing any bells?" Kuma asked the cashier.

"Sorry, I haven't seen him here today."

"Wow they have a little bit of everything in here, huh?" Tendou asked as she looked at the cover of Top Secret Sentai Ranger Rebellion. "Mint condition too and the price is pretty good..."

"Ohhh that's a good series. Spy and espionage drama with a Sentai Team is a fun idea." She paused. "It's kind of hard to tell who the heroes are sometimes though."

"When in doubt root for the guys on the cover." Tendou advised her. "What do you have there?"

"Zombie Blasters Resurrección!" She showed her the cover of a cast of wildly eccentric characters blasting apart a group of zombies in comically gory fashion. "It's like if you poured a whole bunnch of Doom all over The Walking Dead. I know it's intended for mature audiences but it's just so over the top and funny that I love it anyway." She laughed. "I mean ocme on, you can't take this stuff seriously."

"I'll...take your word for it." She assured her and set the Manga back. "Come on, lets keep looking for any sign of our missing man."

"Hey did I say something wrong?"

"Naaah, nope, nothing at all. You can buy it on the way out and a lollipop if you behave." Tendou smirked.

Unfortunately they didn't find any sign of Sanjiro. Nobody who worked there had seen him today and they didn't see him there either. Mariko bought the book though.

The next stop on their tour was The Celestial Movie Theater but unfortunately he wasn't there either. The Space Arcade was next and despite getting to look at all of the fancy games they had everywhere there was still no sign of Sanjiro. Afterword they checked out the Radiant Fitness Center Gym. No luck there either unfortunately. No matter which of his usual hangouts they investigated they didn't find any trace of him. Nobody had seen him.

The friends collapsed on benches. "I'm beat." Mariko sighed. "Physically and emotionally."

"I just don't get it. Where could he have gone?" Yuriko asked.

"We've checked all of his usual hangouts but there's no traces of him anywhere." Kuma rubbed the back of her head. "This doesn't make sense."

Niikura drew a line through the names of his friend's favorite places on a peace of paper and then folded it up and put it back into his pocket. "Okay...hell with it, I'm talking to a police officer. The first one we see we flag down."

Tendou leaned back and looked up at the sky lost in thought.

They hung out together on the bench until they spotted a police car driving by and Niikura stood back up and waved him over. "Hello! Hello! Officer! Officer wait up! We need some help!"

The police car pulled over and the police officer lowered his window. "Hello there what can we help you with?"

"It's about my friend Sanjiro Sakurai. He wasn't at school today and we haven't been able to get in touch with him all day." He showed the police officer a picture of Sakurai on his phone while taking the paper out of his pocket and then unfolding it. "We checked all of his usual hangouts today but nobody has seen him. Can you help us out?"

"Sure thing. We'll talk to his parents and see if they've been in touch with him. Do you have any other information you can provide?"

"Certainly."

He provided the officers with his friend's phone number and address and any other information required before the officers thanked them and informed him to go straight home.

The friends walked around the city a bit more before coming to a stop at a bus stop. "Well....damn. I was so sure we'd find him. Something's definitely wrong though."

"Don't worry about it. We got the word out and the police are looking for him now. We'll find him no matter what." Yaku assured him.

"She's right." Kuma agreed as she stretched. "We're going to find him and we'll get out answers. He'll be just fine and it'll all turn out to be a huge misunderstanding."

"He'll be alright. I just know it. Sanjrio always lands on his feet."

"Yeah, you're right, thanks guys. I'll be sure to get in touch with the others and see if anybody else has seen him. Sorry your first day out together has been a mess like this."

"Nah it's cool. I'm glad I got to spend the day with you guys and join in on a search party. It was fun to try and help out even if it didn't work out yet. Don't worry though. I'm sure he'll turn up." She saluted. "I'll see you tomorrow guys. Hopefully it's better."

"Goodbye! See you tomorrow!" The friends split up and walked home.

Tendou took a long stroll through the city walking through the city blocks down the sidewalks while the people of the city walked around and past her and the cars drove to and fro and dogs barked at her in passing and cats yowled and ran off. She paid them no mind and continued strolling through the city before she suddenly walked around a corner and took a long stroll through an alley before stopping in the middle of it and sighed. "You can come out now, boys, I know you're there. Stop playing these childish games already and face me."

Ryousuke, Shichini and Kyokonyo stepped out from the shadows in front of her while another group of older boys walked up behind her.

"Let me guess: Your girlfriend put you up to this?"

"We just wanted to have a word about your behavior in class today." Ryo told her while tapping a pipe against his palm. "All that attitude and violence and poor sportsmanship? It's not cool new girl."

"It's well past time you learned how things work around here." Kyo added while resting a bat against her shoulder.

"Rest assured, you'll have plenty of time to think about your behavior in the hospital." Shichini informed her while he took a wooden sword out of his belt.

"After today, you'll stop associating with those losers and only speak whenever we speak to you. You'll follow our rules new kid and you are never going to pull that shit you pulled today again."

Another group walked up behind Ryo and they took their positions to have her completely surrounded.

"Before we get this started, I have to ask: Are you responsible for Sanjiro's disappearance or the others around school?"

"Not us. Those idiots knew their place and even the ones who didn't toe the line weren't on our list anyway. You're the first one to make our shitlist in a long time newbie. Welcome to the consequences."

"I see. That's good to know." She tossed her bag away so it landed on top of a dumpster lid safely out of the way. "Alright then, come on cockbites, lets fucking dance. I could use the exercise anyway."

"Oh you'll get plenty of that when we're breaking your legs you cockteasing dyke. Break her face!" The gang swarmed her from all sides in an attempt to attack her simultaneously only for Tendou to backflip over the group and land on her feet behind them as the gang stopped their attacks and turned back around to attack her but Tendou ran back over to them and attacked the first punk with a double kick that launched him backwards over to his friends who caught him. She then rushed the man on her right, grabbed his bat, lowered it and punched him to the ground and kicked him away. One of the thugs from behind her swung a chain at her only for her to catch it and pull it right out of his hand, swing it around and wrap it around her arm. The thugs closed in on her again but she simply turned around and beating them around. She cracked one across the face with her normal fist and then she kicked out with her foot and caught another one in the groin and then she turned and punched another one to the ground with her chain wrapped fist. They collapsed to the ground while another one of them attacked her from the side and swung a pipe at her only for her to catch it! She opened her hand and caught it mid-swing with ease and then she punched him to the ground with her other hand. She tossed the pipe up, caught it and then she attacked them using the pipe as an improvised sword and the chain around her hand as improvised brass knuckles. She combined her improvised arsenal with martial arts skills to thrash gang of thugs and smash them to the ground while parrying attacks with her pipe and deflecting them aside and then striking them down.

It didn't take long before the gang was whittled back down to just the three idiots from school. She tossed the pipe aside and unwound the chain from her hand. "So. Is that all you've got."

"Oh God....oh God...what do we do? Sh-she just slaughtered them!"

"Shit! What the hell are we going to do?!"

"She's not even breathing hard." Ryo noticed. "Look at her. She's not even breathing hard. That crazy workout in gym, climbing the rope, the soccer game, she never even broke a sweat. She's not even breathing hard at all. She just walked around the city and she's not tired either." He explained and took a step back. "What the hell are you?"

"It's a long and sordid story. You wouldn't get it anyway but lets just say this isn't my first street brawl and you three losers don't have a chance. Not that you had one in the first place of course." She looked down at the battered thugs littering the ground. "FYI? They'll live. I have no reason to kill any of you after all and you aren't my prey anyway." She returned her attention to the trio as Ryo attacked her with his bat but she simply swatted it aside and grabbed him by his throat and pulled him close. "Now then. I'll ask you again: Are you responsible for the disappearances or involved in them in any way?" She lowered her hand so she was holding him by the shirt so he could talk but her point was clear.

"HEY! LET HIM GO OR-"

"Hmmm?" She lowered him and glared at the other two causing them to freeze up mid-run. "Oh, go ahead. Step right up. Pool's open; water's fine." There was only a brief staredown before they dropped their weapons and backed off. "Oh so you can make good decisions. Now then. Back to the discussion at hand."

"N-n-no...no...I-I told you....that...that wasn't us. We're not involved in any of that." He insisted. "We...we don't know about any of that. It wasn't us. I-I promise!"

"Good to know. Next question: Did you target my new friends or just me?"

"No. No. Nonono....j-just you. We left them alone."

"Hmmmmm...." She stared into his eyes for a minute before she loosened her grip. "Alright then. We're just about done here. I'll let you idiots off with a warning this time okay?" She asked in a sweet manner before suddenly driving her fist into his stomach and making him double over. After that she walked over to the others as they backed away from her in fear. "Don't be afraid you're only getting what he did. I want you to send a message to Mushanokoji. Tell her she has a knuckle sandwich coming her way." She lunged towards them and punched out the last boy and girl of the gang. She left them laying on the ground in pain. A warning but a painful one that they wouldn't forget. Hopefully they would learn from today and change their ways.

Tendou left them there, retrieved her bag and walked away.

A disappointed sigh escaped her lips. "Awww maaan. That just wasn't as much fun as it used to be."

"Of course not! After everything you've experienced and hunted? A gaggle of morons wouldn't even compare! It's like a heavyweight black belt fighting a bunch of flyweight white belts! Funny but no challenge at all." A high-pitch voice cackled. "Was it really necessary to throw me though? After all the help I've given you?"

"That's just attitude. Besides you were fine."

"Well it was a good enough look at your little dog and pony show. Like I said, it was funny to watch. Those pansies are going to be pissing their pants tonight!" The voice cackled again. "Of course, you could've saved yourself a lot of trouble if you'd just showed them what you really looked like."

"That would ruin the point of going undercover."

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"Oh you'll get plenty of that when we're breaking your legs you cockteasing dyke. Break her face!" The gang swarmed her from all sides in an attempt to attack her simultaneously only for Tendou to backflip over the group and land on her feet behind them as the gang stopped their attacks and turned back around to attack her but Tendou ran back over to them and attacked the first punk with a double kick that launched him backwards over to his friends who caught him. She then rushed the man on her right, grabbed his bat, lowered it and punched him to the ground and kicked him away. One of the thugs from behind her swung a chain at her only for her to catch it and pull it right out of his hand, swing it around and wrap it around her arm. The thugs closed in on her again but she simply turned around and beating them around. She cracked one across the face with her normal fist and then she kicked out with her foot and caught another one in the groin and then she turned and punched another one to the ground with her chain wrapped fist. They collapsed to the ground while another one of them attacked her from the side and swung a pipe at her only for her to catch it! She opened her hand and caught it mid-swing with ease and then she punched him to the ground with her other hand. She tossed the pipe up, caught it and then she attacked them using the pipe as an improvised sword and the chain around her hand as improvised brass knuckles. She combined her improvised arsenal with martial arts skills to thrash gang of thugs and smash them to the ground while parrying attacks with her pipe and deflecting them aside and then striking them down.

It didn't take long before the gang was whittled back down to just the three idiots from school. She tossed the pipe aside and unwound the chain from her hand. "So. Is that all you've got."

"Oh God....oh God...what do we do? Sh-she just slaughtered them!"

"Shit! What the hell are we going to do?!"

"She's not even breathing hard." Ryo noticed. "Look at her. She's not even breathing hard. That crazy workout in gym, climbing the rope, the soccer game, she never even broke a sweat. She's not even breathing hard at all. She just walked around the city and she's not tired either." He explained and took a step back. "What the hell are you?"

"It's a long and sordid story. You wouldn't get it anyway but lets just say this isn't my first street brawl and you three losers don't have a chance. Not that you had one in the first place of course." She looked down at the battered thugs littering the ground. "FYI? They'll live. I have no reason to kill any of you after all and you aren't my prey anyway." She returned her attention to the trio as Ryo attacked her with his bat but she simply swatted it aside and grabbed him by his throat and pulled him close. "Now then. I'll ask you again: Are you responsible for the disappearances or involved in them in any way?" She lowered her hand so she was holding him by the shirt so he could talk but her point was clear.

"HEY! LET HIM GO OR-"

"Hmmm?" She lowered him and glared at the other two causing them to freeze up mid-run. "Oh, go ahead. Step right up. Pool's open; water's fine." There was only a brief staredown before they dropped their weapons and backed off. "Oh so you can make good decisions. Now then. Back to the discussion at hand."

"N-n-no...no...I-I told you....that...that wasn't us. We're not involved in any of that." He insisted. "We...we don't know about any of that. It wasn't us. I-I promise!"

"Good to know. Next question: Did you target my new friends or just me?"

"No. No. Nonono....j-just you. We left them alone."

"Hmmmmm...." She stared into his eyes for a minute before she loosened her grip. "Alright then. We're just about done here. I'll let you idiots off with a warning this time okay?" She asked in a sweet manner before suddenly driving her fist into his stomach and making him double over. After that she walked over to the others as they backed away from her in fear. "Don't be afraid you're only getting what he did. I want you to send a message to Mushanokoji. Tell her she has a knuckle sandwich coming her way." She lunged towards them and punched out the last boy and girl of the gang. She left them laying on the ground in pain. A warning but a painful one that they wouldn't forget. Hopefully they would learn from today and change their ways.

Tendou left them there, retrieved her bag and walked away.

A disappointed sigh escaped her lips. "Awww maaan. That just wasn't as much fun as it used to be."

"Of course not! After everything you've experienced and hunted? A gaggle of morons wouldn't even compare! It's like a heavyweight black belt fighting a bunch of flyweight white belts! Funny but no challenge at all." A high-pitch voice cackled. "Was it really necessary to throw me though? After all the help I've given you?"

"That's just attitude. Besides you were fine."

"Well it was a good enough look at your little dog and pony show. Like I said, it was funny to watch. Those pansies are going to be pissing their pants tonight!" The voice cackled again. "Of course, you could've saved yourself a lot of trouble if you'd just showed them what you really looked like."

"That would ruin the point of going undercover."

Tendou kept walking through the city down the long streets and walkways until she reached her home and walked up the stairs. It was a decently sized house with four bedrooms, four toilets and baths. The total floor area of the house was three hundred forty three square meters. The ground floor plan consisted of the garage which could accommodate three cars. Opening  the main entry, you will pass by the small porch and opens to the foyer. Left of the foyer is the living area which is 31.1 square meters in floor area and directly opposite is the stair going to the second floor. Next to the living room is the breakfast area, which is provided with a sliding door opening to the lanai outside. Kitchen is 10.99 sq.m. with center work table and nook. Besides the kitchen, there is also a daily kitchen area whenever the main kitchen is busy, there is always a reserved area to accommodate more kitchen work. Second floor plan consists of the 2 bedrooms provided with en-suite bathroom for each, Master’s bedroom with walk-in closet and toilet and bath; and balcony exclusive to the master’s bedroom. The third floor plan is where the family room is located complete with tv stand and shelves and toilet and and bath for convenience

"Awww yeah! Home Sweet Home!" The voice cackled. "I've gotta say we've lived in a lot of homes but they did a good job with this one."

"A good job with the disguise maybe."

"Just like you."

She strolled up the stairs and walked inside, kicking her shoes off as she did. Tendou rolled her neck. "It feels good to be back." She admitted and headed right to the kitchen where a woman dressed in a blue long sleeved shirt and dress with an apron on. Her face was beautiful enough that she could've graced any billboard. Her long hard reaching down to the middle of her back. Tendou could smell the sweet aroma of her cooking and it made her mouth water. She'd been stuck with the drink all day long. She needed something she could chomp down on.

"Hey. I'm home."

The woman turned to look at her with a way too big smile. She placed the bloody knife back on the cutting board. "Welcome home, honey! How was school?"

"It's as we thought. There's been a number of disappearances and while they can ping their phones they can't locate them anywhere. I've got some planning to do but I'm going to investigate the school again tonight."  Tendou told her. "But enough about that for right now. I'm hungry. What do you have?"

She gestured to a large steaming bowl she had sitting on the counter waiting for her. "Cabonara Ramen! The recipe usually calls 2 tonkatsu instant noodles, 2 soup powders of instant ramen, cheese, eggs, chicken sliced meat, 400 ml of mik and 400 ml of water but I added in a little bit more just for my little girl." She declared. "Of course I also included your usual favorites into the dish as well to spice it up."

"Oh thank you."

"Thank you..."

"Mother."

"That's my girl."

Tendou retrieved the bowl and chopsticks. "We'll be in my room, mom, feel free to call me when dinner's ready."

"Happily. Rest assured, dear, I have something special in mind for tonight."

"Cool." She accepted the bowl and walked up the stairs up to her room. Upon finding it she set the bag down on her futon and sat at her desk to eat.

"Okay. Time to drop the act." She snapped her fingers and a shimmering light surrounded her body and the face of Tendou Mika shimmered away. Her dark hair was replaced with dark short hair with dark red highlights worn in a subtle mohawk. Her beautiful flawless skin became more patchwork with multiple crisscrossing stitches around her flesh where parts of it had been sewn back on and replaced with new skin or limbs. Even a chunk of her face had been sewn back on. One eye was a bright shimmering green and the other was bright red. Her skin color was a mix of castleton green, a solid light lime green or Crayola lemon yellow in various sections of her body. There were two bolts sticking out of her neck and three others sticking out of either shoulder and one out of each wrist. Her wrists were also covered with a black band and cloths that partially covered her skin up her arm. Her clothes also became bigger to better accommodate her more muscular frame. Her teeth became razor sharp points like a shark. She stretched and then got ready to eat as her meal took on its real form. It was indeed Cabonara Ramen like 'Mother' said but with a morbid twist: Pieces of human meat had also been mixed in. Eyeballs, intestines, hearts, chunks of spines and most importantly brains! Big juicy brains floating in the ramen with the sauce already on them and spices mixed in. Exactly what she needed today. The drinks just did not compare!

She began to eat ravenously while a pair of white porcelain hands reached out of the bag and pushed it open. A dark haired head poked out of the bag and looked around before the rest of the body hopped out of the bag and landed on the bed. It was a dark haired ghostly white skinned doll with pitch black hair and no eyes, merely dark shadows where the eyes had been and dark lips. She was wearing a ghostly white frilly dress as well with a shining jewel in the center of her chest. The 30 inch tall doll girl stretched and rotated her head around three hundred sixty degrees. "Ahhhh nice to be back on the bed and out of your little lunch bag. Feels sooo good to be out of there!" She cackled and sat down on the bed. "Sooo? Enjoying the meal? Mother worked all day on it."

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"She's not my Mother but...this is still so damn good!"

"I'll take that as a yes. Fresh brains and squishy guts brought to you by Archstopheles Incorporated."

"The Depths Of Hell." She corrected.

"Same thing." The doll tapped her hands on the bed. "Hey you want some tunes while you eat?"

"Sure." She licked her lips. "Put on some Café Music. Something chill and jazzy."

"I've got just the music." The doll clapped her hands and Jazzy Hip-Hop R&B Coffee Café Music began playing from a speaker on the wall next to her bed.

"Yeeeeaaahhh that's the stuff." She danced in her seat a little while she continued eating. "Thanks, Lily." She replied with the Doll's Chosen Codename she took on based on the haunted dolls of the same name.

Historians have tracked Lily’s background to the early 1600s, discovering tales of mystical practices, pagan rituals, and warding rights imported from Europe by the Dutch Colonists of Lower Manhattan. Handmade figurines like Lily were left out to scare off local spirits and new world ghosts, an archaic custom dating back to the Vikings and the Romans.

The original Lily was delivered to a paranormal research organization from its owner, who stated:

“I found her outside my door one morning, with a note that said to not put her by mirrors or in the same room I sleep in. I gave her a flashlight so she could drain the batteries, but instead, she made my lights flicker at night. My cat would not go near her, and my dog would just stare. At times I would be woken up from a dead sleep smelling burnt toast, or sometimes a sweet fruity smell. Her favorite color is red. That is all I know.”

The doll started to act strange and give off extremely unnerving paranormal vibes. The research group started to mass-produce dolls using the originals template. Now, you can actually own a Lily doll for Halloween.

"You're quite welcome, Kira Hikaru." The doll responded with the zombie girl's real name.

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OOC!

I feel the need to address something real quick before I return to the main story.

This Is A Reconstruction Of The Magical Girl Genre. I Swear. She Is Eating Human Organs With Her Ramen FOR A REASON.

Do Not Worry. That Reason And Where It Came From Will Be Explained In The Story.

:playful:  :rofl:

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Tendou kept walking through the city down the long streets and walkways until she reached her home and walked up the stairs. It was a decently sized house with four bedrooms, four toilets and baths. The total floor area of the house was three hundred forty three square meters. The ground floor plan consisted of the garage which could accommodate three cars. Opening  the main entry, you will pass by the small porch and opens to the foyer. Left of the foyer is the living area which is 31.1 square meters in floor area and directly opposite is the stair going to the second floor. Next to the living room is the breakfast area, which is provided with a sliding door opening to the lanai outside. Kitchen is 10.99 sq.m. with center work table and nook. Besides the kitchen, there is also a daily kitchen area whenever the main kitchen is busy, there is always a reserved area to accommodate more kitchen work. Second floor plan consists of the 2 bedrooms provided with en-suite bathroom for each, Master’s bedroom with walk-in closet and toilet and bath; and balcony exclusive to the master’s bedroom. The third floor plan is where the family room is located complete with tv stand and shelves and toilet and and bath for convenience

"Awww yeah! Home Sweet Home!" The voice cackled. "I've gotta say we've lived in a lot of homes but they did a good job with this one."

"A good job with the disguise maybe."

"Just like you."

She strolled up the stairs and walked inside, kicking her shoes off as she did. Tendou rolled her neck. "It feels good to be back." She admitted and headed right to the kitchen where a woman dressed in a blue long sleeved shirt and dress with an apron on. Her face was beautiful enough that she could've graced any billboard. Her long hard reaching down to the middle of her back. Tendou could smell the sweet aroma of her cooking and it made her mouth water. She'd been stuck with the drink all day long. She needed something she could chomp down on.

"Hey. I'm home."

The woman turned to look at her with a way too big smile. She placed the bloody knife back on the cutting board. "Welcome home, honey! How was school?"

"It's as we thought. There's been a number of disappearances and while they can ping their phones they can't locate them anywhere. I've got some planning to do but I'm going to investigate the school again tonight."  Tendou told her. "But enough about that for right now. I'm hungry. What do you have?"

She gestured to a large steaming bowl she had sitting on the counter waiting for her. "Cabonara Ramen! The recipe usually calls 2 tonkatsu instant noodles, 2 soup powders of instant ramen, cheese, eggs, chicken sliced meat, 400 ml of mik and 400 ml of water but I added in a little bit more just for my little girl." She declared. "Of course I also included your usual favorites into the dish as well to spice it up."

"Oh thank you."

"Thank you..."

"Mother."

"That's my girl."

Tendou retrieved the bowl and chopsticks. "We'll be in my room, mom, feel free to call me when dinner's ready."

"Happily. Rest assured, dear, I have something special in mind for tonight."

"Cool." She accepted the bowl and walked up the stairs up to her room. Upon finding it she set the bag down on her futon and sat at her desk to eat.

"Okay. Time to drop the act." She snapped her fingers and a shimmering light surrounded her body and the face of Tendou Mika shimmered away. Her dark hair was replaced with dark short hair with dark red highlights worn in a subtle mohawk. Her beautiful flawless skin became more patchwork with multiple crisscrossing stitches around her flesh where parts of it had been sewn back on and replaced with new skin or limbs. Even a chunk of her face had been sewn back on. One eye was a bright shimmering green and the other was bright red. Her skin color was a mix of castleton green, a solid light lime green or Crayola lemon yellow in various sections of her body. There were two bolts sticking out of her neck and three others sticking out of either shoulder and one out of each wrist. Her wrists were also covered with a black band and cloths that partially covered her skin up her arm. Her clothes also became bigger to better accommodate her more muscular frame. Her teeth became razor sharp points like a shark. She stretched and then got ready to eat as her meal took on its real form. It was indeed Cabonara Ramen like 'Mother' said but with a morbid twist: Pieces of human meat had also been mixed in. Eyeballs, intestines, hearts, chunks of spines and most importantly brains! Big juicy brains floating in the ramen with the sauce already on them and spices mixed in. Exactly what she needed today. The drinks just did not compare!

She began to eat ravenously while a pair of white porcelain hands reached out of the bag and pushed it open. A dark haired head poked out of the bag and looked around before the rest of the body hopped out of the bag and landed on the bed. It was a dark haired ghostly white skinned doll with pitch black hair and no eyes, merely dark shadows where the eyes had been and dark lips. She was wearing a ghostly white frilly dress as well with a shining jewel in the center of her chest. The 30 inch tall doll girl stretched and rotated her head around three hundred sixty degrees. "Ahhhh nice to be back on the bed and out of your little lunch bag. Feels sooo good to be out of there!" She cackled and sat down on the bed. "Sooo? Enjoying the meal? Mother worked all day on it."

"She's not my Mother but...this is still so damn good!"

"I'll take that as a yes. Fresh brains and squishy guts brought to you by Archstopheles Incorporated."

"The Depths Of Hell." She corrected.

"Same thing." The doll tapped her hands on the bed. "Hey you want some tunes while you eat?"

"Sure." She licked her lips. "Put on some Café Music. Something chill and jazzy."

"I've got just the music." The doll clapped her hands and Jazzy Hip-Hop R&B Coffee Café Music began playing from a speaker on the wall next to her bed.

"Yeeeeaaahhh that's the stuff." She danced in her seat a little while she continued eating. "Thanks, Lily." She replied with the Doll's Chosen Codename she took on based on the haunted dolls of the same name.

"You're quite welcome, Kira Hikaru." The doll responded with the zombie girl's real name.

"Always nice to go back to my real name." She mused and continued to enjoy her food. "You tend to get lost under the glamour."

"Wear a mask long enough and your head will grow to fit it." Lily reminded her. "But you know, if you would just put a bit more effort into your glamour, you would have people falling over themselves to help you. It would certainly make the assignments go easier."

"No." She responded adamantly. "I'm crossing enough lines with the illusions and lies as it is. There's no reason to mindfuck them further. Besides, the psychic hangovers when I inevitably leave would be killer."

"Fooling your classmates, fooling your teachers, fooling security cameras, fooling everybody else, lying to everyone else...what's wrong with taking a step further?"

"Not happening. I'm comfortable with the magic I'm using as is. Next topic." She resumed eating.

"Very well then. How are you planning to find the missing people?"

"I'm going to go back and investigate the school further tonight." She took a chunk of brain and popped it in her mouth. "Hmmmmmm." She moaned happily. "I'll do a bit more research on Vista in the meantime."

"Do you really think they're still there?"

"It's our best option. I didn't sense anything there today but I also didn't get the chance to investigate it completely." She slurped her noodles. "Ssssllluuuurrrrrppp! Ahhhh. I'll find t hem and bring down whatever's responsible for this. Hopefully they'll still be alive when we get there...."


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