It had been an excruciating long day for Alisha, rather, Miss Petherik - most of her day consisted of marking and writing her own placement essay for when she returns to campus. One day, she'll have a day off - but today will not be that day. With study, work, and protecting Earth from the corrupted, Alisha wouldn't have a day off until the day she died. Fantastic. Alisha's fingers drummed over her laptop's keyboard, soft enough so no letters appeared on the screen as she did so - she couldn't think of what to write for such a uneventful day. Rubbing the back of her neck with a sigh, the student-teacher gave up, closing her laptop and rising from her placement in the staff room. Good thing that the students had long gone, otherwise she would've probably gotten in trouble by her mentors for leaving so abruptly - but the truth was, she was stressed: Everything was getting way over her head, pushing her down to drown.
The student-teacher trudged through the empty hallways, save for a few scattered students and staff members, eager to get home. Maybe then she can relax before having to go about her evening business as per usual. Perhaps she'd get a night off her regular Senshi duties, that was a big if - the Moon Kingdoms would never let up trying to control the whole universe. Sometimes she mentally cursed Noriko for dragging her into such a thing... Speak of the Devil. Alisha had only just set foot in her small New York apartment before her chocolate brown feline was in a hysterical state, crescent glowing. Alisha was almost tempted to tell Noriko to find someone else - but no, she was the only Senshi in the entire city, typical. "Let's get this over with," Alisha said impertinently as she dropped her laptop bag onto her bed and removing her glasses from her face.
Holding the frames above her head, she called indifferently, "What you endure will determine what you will become." With those words said, Alisha's glasses flashed white as they suddenly turned into what appeared to be a stylizedpen, her planetary symbol engraved into the top of it. A copious amount of feathers flew out of the top of the pen, surrounding Alisha in a way that to witnesses would seem that she was being harassed by doves. Inside of this feathery cocoon, Alisha was glowing an Amazonite blue as she changed from the civilian Alisha to the Senshi of her planet - Sailor Mercury. Again, the transformation tool flashed and changed, morphing into an amazonite-beaded scimitar, causing the feathers which surrounded her to settle into the back of her shoulder blades, taking the form of wings. After her transformation was complete, Sailor Mercury held out her arms for her feline guardian. "Show me the way," she said as Noriko bounded into her arms and the Senshi flew out of her 8th story window - much too high for anyone on the street to pay any attention to.
Sailor Mercury glided into the seemingly abandoned street as Noriko's crescent stopped glowing, raising a brow as she brought herself and her companion down to the pavement, Noriko jumping out of her arms. If it hadn't been for the menacing growl - rather, three menacing growls - coming from the interior of a nearby warehouse, Sailor Mercury would've questioned if Noriko's senses were playing up. The Senshi cautiously made her way toward the sound, surprised and almost horrified to find not one, not two, but six of her students all caught up in the mess. Great, not only did she have to diminish an out-of-this-world beast, but she had to do it while protecting six nosy teenagers and her own identity - she was having a bad day. Completely ignoring the student with her phone out trying to capture the beast - she would be sure to get all the evidence wiped off of the blasted thing after she was done dealing with this mess - she wandered inside the warehouse, almost too casually. "You know, I always was a cat person," she said to the large, enraged Cerberus that stood before her. Sailor Mercury quickly scanned her eyes around for where each student had placed themselves - she couldn't get the job done with them in the way. "Out," she ordered simply, though when she found that her order had not been fulfiled, she got a little... irritated, to say in the least: Alisha wasn't the person you wanted to be around when she was in a foul mood. "I said OUT!" she snapped, her enraged voice echoing throughout the room. The frustrated Senshi basically slammed the warehouse's door shut after the last student left, leaving her to be alone with the ready-to-attack Cerebus.
Outside, Noriko was overpowered by the tight pain in her crescent she recognized from when she realized who Alisha really was - but it wasn't this strong when it was her. The feline squeezed her eyes shut as she tried to battle the pain internally, but as she opened her eyes again, she noticed a coloured aura surrounding each student - the colour of each planet's gemstone: She'd found the other Senshi! But why were they all in the same place? "I've finally found you all..." the feline said as she looked up to the group of teenagers, still racked in pain.
"Don't mind Sailor Mercury, she's just had a bad day - she's not always like that, I assure you. Now I have something for each of you..." The feline, very suddenly jumped up from her hind legs, flipping back into a full circle. Asshe did so, six emblems seemed to appear out of thin air in the circle the feline had made. Each emblem drifted toward their destined Senshi, hovering before their faces before they took a hold of them. The feline, feeling somewhat of relief from her pain, paced in front of each scout, telling them each of their transformation phrases before standing before them all, waiting.
Meanwhile, Sailor Mercury was busy fending off against a very annoyed three-headed canine, circling around the creature, every now and again diving in to take a hack at the beast's body and flesh - trying to get close enough to the heads to take at least one of them off. Well, worse things have happened I suppose, she thought in an attempt to make this battle seem easier than it was - with three heads instead of one snapping at you, dodging and trying to get close proved difficult. Oh, the curse of being the only Senshi around.