watched Swordfish fly away. Spike flew her to Oko Hospital. She felt
Spike leaving. Not sorrow, but numbness. Sakura didn’t understand why
careful Spike.” the tenshi-chi thought as Swordfish was out of
stood still staring at the sky. So quiet now…
there came a soft thump. Sakura knew where it was. She lightly put her
her breast. Her heart’s beating had grown sharper. The tenshi-chi stood
again. Thump. “My heart….” the tenshi-chi thought. This is first
her heart was making sharp thumps. But why?
head jerked up. She sensed it. “What is it?” she asked. “Another power
he said. Her eyes grew big. “Where?” she asked. “Where?” “It’s too weak
track.” he answered. *Plus-cross on her head* “Damnit!” she yelled.
this fucking hard?!?” He snickered quietly. She caught it again.
snapped. He stopped laughing and looked up.
about it,” he said. “Her father is genius.” She paused hard. “You don’t
she said. “Uh-huh.” he said. She looked as if she had seen a bright
she murmured. “Like I said.” he said. “Her father is a genius.” She
grimly at him.
think he took her memories with him, Zen?” she asked. “There’s no
said. “No telling.” She just hung her head.
noon, Sakura felt better. She had made three children smile this
reading and singing to them. The tenshi-chi always enjoyed their
brought light to her day.
lunch, Sakura went to locker room. She sat down on the bench and pulled
letter from her purse. Sakura couldn’t explain it, but the letters gave
comfort in a strange way. So she opened it and began reading. Here is
People come and go. But memories will
remain. I will always be with you. But, I warn you
now! Dark scumbags will cross your path. Their talk may be like honey.
enticing. But in
the end, they will twist your mind and use you for their greed. Don’t
Resist their bargains no matter
how alluring they sound. They are all lies.
Keep yourself pure, my aiko.
Sakura thought. She went out in another daze.
jerked his head up. She rushed to him. “What is it Zen?” she asked.
is again!” he exclaimed. Her eyes grew big with expectation. “Where?”
asked. “Where?!?” “I can’t track it,” Zen answered. “It’s too weak.”
sank. “Grrr…. DAMNIT!” she yelled as she kicked the wall. “Shhh.” Zen
“Easy now. Give it time. It’ll soon be strong enough to pinpoint.” She
hard. Zen smiled. Although she’d never admit it, she was glad they had