Chapter 02: “Mystery”

Editors Note: This is the draft that I use for the Fan Fiction of the Week. The Fan Fiction is written by Crystal Knight.

Usagi was kidnapped in broad daylight and taken to the United States where she was held against her will. She looked for a chance to flee her captors. Once she did, she traveled north until she collapsed due to exhaustion. A young couple had discovered her. She had bruises all over her body and injuries from her flight from captivity. She had reddish marks around her neck, wrists, and ankles. The female prisoners like her were usually shackled up until needed and only unlocked before needed. She was lucky that she escaped when she did.

The F.B.I. was contacted in Denver and the police requested forensic technicians at the hospital to examine the girl once she arrived there. The girl was also need of medical help before she worsens. The paramedics took her blood pressure and temperature and discovered that both were low. They cleaned one of her arms a bit and inserted an I.V. and hooked her up to a breathing apparatus. After the police was done taking the testimonies of the young couple, the police finished up collecting all the evidence, they turned over the evidence to the paramedics to give to the forensic technicians in Denver to help with the case about this mysterious girl.

The helicopter was off in the air at high speed and it only took about fifteen to twenty minutes to reach children’s hospital. Once there, the Forensic technicians carefully clipped off the girl’s clothes and put them in evidence bags to collect DNA samples and discover what really happened to her. They also created a rape kit to see if she was a victim of sexual assault or not. Blood, saliva, and hair samples were taken to help identify the girl. The forensic technicians discovered that the girl’s hair was dyed black.

“Fred, look at this.” The female forensic technician announced to her male counterpart and then she continued, “I think the girl’s hair had been dyed. I think her natural hair color is blond.”

She reported. They were not surprised by this. The girl’s hair color that was dyed looked unnatural and they thought that the girl looked a lot better being blonde. After the forensic technicians were done collecting all the samples needed to make identification of the girl, the girl was given over to the emergency staff at the hospital.

Two F.B.I. agents were assigned to the case of this mysterious girl. The male agent’s name was John Ross. He was a twenty-five-year-old veteran of the F.B.I. and had solved many kidnapping cases. he also heard about the kidnapping of Usagi Tsukino that occurred in Tokyo months back. He did not know at this time; he was assigned to her case here in the United States. He knew that she must be reunited to her family that loved her. The female agent’s name was Andrea Williamson. As a little girl, she was a kidnap victim once and after her rescue, she became an F.B.I. to help those in need who were victims. She also studied Asian languages like Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. She would become valuable in this case, but now, she did not know how important that would become.

In Tokyo, the local police and F.B.I. had gathered reports that Usagi was taken up north of Tokyo and they discovered a cabin where they found an empty dye bottle, some girl’s clothes and other items related to Usagi’s kidnapping. Usagi’s parents were notified by the F.B.I. agents that they believed that Usagi was kidnapped by Americans and taken to the United States and what they were going to do with her, they did not know. Ikuko became frantic and worried that Usagi would be killed. One of the F.B.I. spoke to Usagi’s family.

“Mister and Mrs. Tsukino, after a child is abducted, the first twenty fours are extremely critical. If a child is not found within the first twenty-four hours, the chances of finding her alive will grow very slim. However, there are cases that children have survived cruelty under their captors and were either rescued or escaped their captors like Steven Stayner who was kidnapped when he was seven and when he was fourteen, he helped a little boy whom his captor had taken escape to the city of Ukiah in California in 1980 and his case became famous. So, let me tell you this, there is always a chance that your daughter will be found alive.”

The F.B.I. agent explained how important to find a child within the first twenty hours. The other agent spoke up.

“What is Usagi Tsukino like and what are her habits?”

The other agent asked and Ikuko spoke up.

“She’s very loving. She can make friends with anyone. She also loves eating, playing video games, and spending time with all her friends.”

Ikuko explained what Usagi is like and the agent spoke again.

“What are Usagi’s characteristics?”

The agent asked in a curious manner.

“Usagi is a bit lazy at times and irresponsible. She also is a bit of a crybaby, but she is an extraordinarily strong girl, and she has been in some intense situations like being awfully bad sick as a child and the doctor thought that she wouldn’t survive, but mysteriously Usagi slowly got better and she was well again.”

Ikuko explained that Usagi was extraordinarily strong in certain situations.

“That will be important in identifying her if she is found. Do you have any items that can be tested for DNA to help identify Usagi if she is found? Let us say a toothbrush, or a hairbrush with strands of hair on it

or anything from her body that may help identify her if she is discovered?”

The agent asked Ikuko and Ikuko spoke again.

“Usagi has a toothbrush and a hairbrush. Plus, she has clothes she worn the previous day if you can get DNA samples from them as long as her clothes are returned to us.”

Ikuko answered again. She was willing to do anything just to get her only daughter back and the agents agreed.

Back in the United States, Usagi was placed in I.C.U. and hooked up to a breathing machine. She was given a feeding tube to help her get the nutrition that she needed badly. She was malnourished and dehydrated when she was found. The female agent who spoke Japanese returned often to check on Usagi and to get an update. The F.B.I. agents decided against going public with this case so if her captors were still loose, they could not find her.

Time had passed and it had been over six months since Usagi was kidnapped and at least two months since Usagi was rescued. Two of the nurses checked on Usagi and one noticed something about Usagi.

“Do you see it?”

One of the female nurses asked the other.

“See what?”

The other asked curiously.

“The mystery girl is either Asian or from Asian descent.”

The other nurse reported, and the other nurse raised an eyebrow.

“How can you tell?”

She asked curiously. The other nurse brought her own arm next to the sleeping girl and she spoke.

“Do you see the difference? My skin is a pale tone and hers is slightly toned a bit.”

The nurse spoke to the other and finally the other nurse saw and spoke.

“Do you think she lives in the United States or elsewhere?”

The nurse asked curiously, and the other nurse spoke again.

“Maybe, there are Asian Americans in the U.S. so it is highly possible. However, the F.B.I. still have not made identification of the girl here and there are databases to check in Europe and Asia. it may be possible too that she is from those two regions.”

The nurse explained that Usagi may or may not be from the U.S.A. and she could not determine if Usagi was from the United States or from another country.

Time passed and Usagi was still in a coma. She showed signs of improvement. One of the nurses bought Usagi a stuffed bunny rabbit and stuffed the bunny rabbit between Usagi’s arms.

“That rabbit will help you. Her name is Hopper. She will watch over you while you sleep.”

The nurse told the sleeping girl; however, they did not know that Usagi loved bunny rabbits very much and the time of her awakening was coming soon.

TO BE CONTINUED…