Reborn set up camp in a nearby to the Sawada house, he smirked as he turned on the listening devices he placed earlier and raised his binoculars.
"…. And that is how you do that problem understand?" a young brunette with brown eyes explained to the confused faces of the large group.
"Are you sure Keiko? That don't make sense." said the only boy of the group.
"Yes, Ranma. Keiko is correct." Another girl, but with short hair much like a boy spoke up.
"Thank you, Haruhi," Keiko spoke.
"I don't get it!" Three of them cried in unison. The ones who spoke were his target, Sawada Tsunami, another was a girl with orange hair and a rather large bust and the black haired girl.
"Nami, Ori, Gome, I don't even like maths and I got it." the curly haired blonde spoke up.
"Well, what do you expect? Nami is terrible at maths and Orihime and Kagome have been too busy with their own problems to study." A prim brunette spoke from where she was sitting at the table drinking tea.
The curly blonde looked at the clock…. "FUCK! IT'S GOTTEN LATE!"
The group jumped and looked at the clock before there was a rush.
"SORRY, GIRLS I HAVE TO GO BEFORE THE HOSTS TRY AND FIND ME!" Haruhi shouted before rushing out of the room.
"I've gotta get back before Inuyasha comes after me," Kagome spoke before leaving.
"I have to catch the train, Yuuri-Nissan is coming back tonight." the blonde rushed out.
"Oh my, I better get going before Kurosaki-Kun thinks I have been kidnapped again," Orihime spoke before walking out.
"Same, Mama always worries," Keiko said before giving Tsunami a hug. "Don't worry, you'll get it sooner or later."
Soon it was just Ranma, Tsunami and the brunette drinking tea.
"Rin are you leaving?" Tsunami asked.
"What do you think?" Rin replied.
"Oi! Are you and that Shirou guy fighting again?" Ranma asked.
Rin had gripped her teacup too hard and cracks were appearing in the porcelain cup.
"NO! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT!?" she raged.
"Nothing!" the other two yelped.
"Ranma?" Tsunami asked.
"Yea?" he asked.
"Ano... Are you staying?" Tsunami asked shyly.
"Yep, less chance of the uncute tomboy poisoning me tomorrow," he said before getting up and stretching before he left the room.
"Ano...Rin-san?" Tsunami questioned.
"Sorry Nami, did I scare you?" Rin said as she sets her teacup down.
"No, no no. It's ok." Tsunami reassured her.
"Regardless… I should not have yelled." Rin apologised.
"Do… Do you want to talk about it?" Tsunami asked timidly.
"No. I do not quite feel like talking."
"Oi...:" Ranma shouted peering back into the room.
"Mind if I shower and change?" he asked rather quietly.
"Not at all Ran. I'll grab some of the clothes you have here, what kind do you want?"
Ranma stayed silent for a moment before speaking softly and Reborn knew if he didn't have listening devices in the room he wouldn't have heard the teen.
"Can I get a dress?" Both Rin and Tsunami gave the other teen encouraging smiles knowing how hard it was for Ran to ask that, though Tsunami's was a lot brighter compared to Rin's small smile.
"Sure! I think I have one that will fit." Tsunami said getting up and walking out with Ranma following her slowly.
Reborn continued to watch Tsunami and Ranma ascend the stairs before something else caught his attention. Nana Sawada walked into the living room from the Kitchen.
"Oh? Rin-Chan! Are you staying?" the woman chirped.
"Yes, Mama…. Ranma and I will be staying tonight. If that is not too much trouble, that is?"
"Oh no! Your friends with my Tsu-Chan. You can always stay if you need to." Nana said happily.
Reborn returned his gaze to the second floor, Tsunami was searching through an overflowing closet but he realised on closer inspection that the majority of the clothes couldn't belong to Tsunami, further evidenced by her pulling out a gold Chinese dress with a gold dragon design, a high-quality nightgown, a pair of pyjamas with rabbits, a white singlet and two pairs of men's boxers.
Reborn frowned but assumed that the men's clothes were for Ranma though why Tsunami had some of his clothes in her closet, he did not know nor did he like it. Tsunami set the night clothes down on her bed and carried the gold dress and a pair of boxers to the bathroom.
"Ran, I got you a dress." Tsunami said knocking, knowing that if Ranma had changed his mind he would say so.
Whatever Ranma said, Reborn didn't hear mainly because even he wouldn't go as far to place listening devices in a bathroom, especially one that was usually used by females. But Tsunami heard and she opened the door and walked in.
Reborn frowned again when she didn't emerge immediately.
Nami turned her back as Ranma put on the boxers and went over to the mirror, opened it and grabbed a large roll of bandages.
Nami turned back around when she felt Ran tap her on the shoulder. Ranma had walked back down to the stool and sat down. Nami felt herself smile at the steps Ranma was taking, she kneeled down in front of the current female Ranma and started helping her bind her chest.
Nami had bound her own chest when it started growing until her mother had found out and got her a proper chest binder. But since she knew that even with Ranma choosing to wear a dress it will only be for a couple hours and that he wasn't ready for a proper binder or sports bra yet.
Nami checked often to ensure that the bandages weren't too tight and were loose, after a good five minutes she was done. Nami gave the current female a soft smile before she stood up and grabbed the dress she had put down. Nami slowly handed the dress over trying to figure out if Ranma was uncomfortable. She knew that Ranma was having enough troubles with the fact he felt more comfortable as a girl compared to being a boy and how he was raised.
Nami turned around mentally cursing Ranma's parents, the Tendos, the Chinese Amazons and pretty much all of Furinkan. This was not the first time she had cursed them and if she was honest with herself she hated them, Nami didn't hate a lot of people it simply was not in her nature. She didn't even hate the people who used to bully her before she became a Senshi and Ranma along with Orihime's help had taught them how to fight. She didn't even hate her absent father, she disliked him sure, especially since her friends had pointed out the obvious but she didn't hate him but these people.
Nami along with the other Senshi hated them for what they had done to their Ranma. From Genma with his damn sexism, old-fashioned ideas about women, his stupidity, selfishness and his ridiculous logic. To Nodoka and her screwed up ideas about what a man was and that idiotic seppuku contract. To Soun and his adamant ideas of Ranma marrying his daughter and his own daughters Akane who routinely abused Ranma and Nabiki's money grabbing ways. The only Tendo the Senshi even remotely liked was Kasumi and even then they disliked her for not stopping her sisters.
To Cologne and her great-granddaughter, Shampoo who just wanted Ramna for his genes and were even willing to use various mind control method to do so. To Ukyo, the brat who claimed to be Ranma friend but didn't notice how much it hurt him for her to pursue him like she did and how she was just as guilty as the rest of them. To Pantyhose Taro who callously called Ranma names that hurt him even if he didn't show it.
Last, of all Ryoga Hibiki was the most hated because they knew how much Ranma liked him even if he hadn't come out and told them. But the damn pig, insulted, accused and didn't listen to him at all. From Archer's reports that Rin had shared with Senshi sans Ranma, they knew all about how Ryoga claimed to hate Ranma and how he blamed Ranma for his misfortunes.
It was because of Archer that they knew exactly how Ranma was treated in Furinkan and they were getting Ranma out of there as much as they could and even trying to permanently. Nami paused her cursing which had slipped into a mix of Italian, French and Spanish that Rin and Victoria had taught them when she felt her shoulder being tapped.
Nami turned around and froze, before giving Ranma a large encouraging smile.
"You look good. Do you want me to do your hair?" Nami offered. Ranma fingered her red locks which she had yet to put back in her normal pigtail.
"Maybe…maybe next time," Ranma said timidly.
"Do you want me to brush it at least?" Nami suggested. Ranma paused thinking before giving a slow nod. Nami beamed at the nod and grabbed a green brush from under the sink and gestured for Ranma to sit back down, Ranma sat down and let Nami slowly brush her hair.
Nami finished and grabbed the wire that Ranma used and tied his hair back.
Ranma stood followed by Nami and paused before walking over to the mirror that hung on the back of the door, The mirror that he had been not willing to look at. Ranma froze at the sight and it was all he could do not to scream, in what he didn't know. This was far from the first time he wore female clothes and would not be the last but something about this made him panic.
"Ran?" came a timid voice that broke him of his panic and grounded him. Nami…. His Nami, his lovely little sister. He had never had sisters before he met the Senshi, he met them even before he was cursed. He loved his sisters, Smart Keiko, Strong Kagome, Ditzy Orihime, Aloof Rin, Calm Haruhi, Cold Setsuna and Bouncy Victoria. He thought they would turn against them once he was cursed but they stood by him, Kagome even tried to break the curse but even the Shikon Miko was stumped by it.
They even let him do this. He even thought of his honorary niece Renata who knew the future but allowed him set his own pace.
"It's alright," Ranma said even though he was still panicking slightly. Nami gave him a piercing look but gave a nod in response. Ranma gathered his courage and flung open the door.
After a good twenty-five minutes passed before, the bathroom door was flung open during which Reborn had switched his focus back to the downstairs level and watched Rin work on her homework and Nana cook.
Reborn switched back to watching the upstairs when the door opened but what he saw baffled him. Standing in the doorway was no longer a black-haired man as he expected but a red-haired beauty dressed in the gold Chinese dress Tsunami gave her.
The two girls walked downstairs slowly.
Rin looked up from her homework when her friends entered the room. She gave them a small smile and looked Ranma over.
"You look good," she spoke. Ranma shyly picked at her nails.
"Tsu-Chan! Dinner's ready!" Nana called. The girls walked into the kitchen.
"Oh! Ranko, when did you get here?" she asked.
"Ranma decided to head home but his sister decided to stay the night," Rin said with a straight face, thankful for Nana's obliviousness.
Reborn frowned and tried to figure out what was going on.
After watching the group eat dinner and head to bed missing Ranma change back, Reborn slipped his flyer in the mailbox and fell asleep.
Reborn woke up early and watched the Sawada household and guests come alive. Nana cooked breakfast and the girls woke up, after breakfast, the three girls went their individual ways.
Ranma or was it Ranko? Left in the direction of the train station, refusing the ride that Rin offered. Rin was picked up in a black car by what he assumed to be her bodyguard and Tsunami, after bidding farewell to her friends headed towards school. Reborn smirked, Let the fun begin.