After they'd gotten dressed they caught up with Buffy to have a quick breakfast. Thinking back to what Buffy had said Willow's brow creased.
"Say, Buffy, what'd you mean when you said you wanted the sphere gone?"
"I was also thinking about that."
Buffy sighed putting her fork down and stared at her scrambled eggs. "You'll never believe the dream I had! It was totally freaky!"
Thinking back to the dream she had Tara glanced at Willow, before her gaze settled on Buffy. "Tell us, what was it about?"
"Okay, I don't know where the hell I was, but Faith was with me and we were running down a dark hall... being chased by guards. "I think maybe it was Bevelle guards, because they had machina guns with them. Anyway we ended up in this huge room with that damn scary machina! Faith kissed me and turned toward the guards, right before we were..." Buffy trailed off not wanting to finish
"The guards fired hitting both of you, and you fell to the floor and looked over to Faith. You saw that she was already dead, taking one last breath you also died. Am I right?" Tara asked softly.
Buffy's head had shot up as she stared at Tara and nodded. "How'd you know?"
"Because that was the same dream I had, only it was myself and Will getting shot."
Tara had told her about the dream as they were getting dressed, and what she didn't tell Tara was that she'd had the same dream. And now hearing Buffy also had the dream it just down right freaked Willow out. Her hands shook and the fork-full of scrambled eggs clattered to the floor.
"I had it, too." She whispered just loud enough for Buffy and Tara to hear. Both girls looked at her with wide eyes. "Only in my dream Tara died first... not me."
"I don't like this!" Buffy said watching Tara wrap her arms around Willow to comfort her. "I'll be freaking glad to get that damn sphere away from this ship!"
"But it's weird... the three of us having the same dream? How's that possible?" Tara asked confused.
"I don't know, but let's keep this between us, for now." Buffy softly said and pushed the plate of eggs away.
"Sounds good to me." Willow said squeezing Tara before pulling back.
"We're here." Mizu said over the intercom causing the girls to jump.
"Let's go." Tara spoke softly as she rose and left the room with Willow holding her hand, and Buffy following behind.
Dawn had sat the ship down at the entrance to Mushroom Rock Road, and followed everyone out the cargo door. She made sure the door was shut and locked before the group moved on. Yaibal shouted happily and ran over to the group.
"Lady Tara! I knew you wouldn't let us down! I'll go tell everyone you are here!" He said and ran off toward the League Headquarters.
"Well ain't he happy?" Mizu said and followed.
When the group got off the lift and looked toward the headquarters their eyes widened. Thousands of balloons were floating up into the air, music was being played loudly, and the members were clapping and cheering.
"Damn! Looks like they're pulling out all the stops!" Buffy said grinning.
"I wonder why?" Tara asked confused and watched a balloon break free, and float over the ocean.
"Sweetheart, you're the High Summoner, remember?" Willow said wrapping her right arm around Tara's waist.
"She may be. But tell me, who throws a welcome party for the ones who stole from them?" Mizu asked eyeing the members.
"Fru lynac? Ed'c y byndo! Cu... Mad'c byndo!" (Who cares? It's a party! So... Let's party!) Dawn shouted happily.
Shinra sighed looking from Dawn who was bouncing up and down, to Buffy who was giggling and stealing food. "I don't know...but at least while we're here, why not have some fun."
The group made their way toward Nooj as he walked out of the door beside Drusilla. Holding the sphere up Tara nervously smiled.
"Umm, we'd like to give you the sphere that we stole from you." Tara said and handed him the sphere. "Now that you have it, you can stop all the fighting in Kilika."
"This is sudden." Nooj said and looked the group over. "Maybe you should start by introducing yourself, High Sum-"
"We're sphere hunters, the Gullwings." Willow said not letting him finish.
"I see. Well in that case, I gratefully accept this sphere. On behalf of the Youth League, I thank you." He said and turned toward the members. "Three cheers for the Gullwings!" he shouted as the members began chanting and shouting.
Nooj motioned for them to follow him into the HQ and sat down at a computer consol. "Did you watch it?"
"Hm?" Buffy mumbled trying not to show her nervousness.
"The sphere? Did you watch it?"
"Well um... I, uh... Heheh?" Buffy said looking around the room.
"Yes, we did." Tara said as Willow pulled Buffy behind her.
"Forget what you saw."
"I cannot forget it."
"Yeah, no shit!" Willow and Buffy whispered thinking about the dream and shivered, before Willow narrowed her eyes and looked at Nooj.
"Look buddy! I won't let you push either Tara or us around." Willow almost growled.
"Just some advice. That...thing... The colossus you saw is known as Vegnagun. It possesses overwhelming destructive power, and it must not be touched! Yet those Yevon fools think that they can control it. The Youth League will do whatever it takes to make sure they don't get a chance to try. Please, trust me, you don't want to get involved."
"Can you tell us... Who was the woman in the sphere?" Willow asked thinking about Glory
"I'm sorry but that I cannot say. The sphere is too old to really say."
"Oh..." Willow started to say something else but stopped when Mizu ran in.
"We're getting a distress signal from the airship!"
"What!?" Buffy screamed and ran out of the room, followed by the others and met up with Dawn and Shinra at the left.
Running back down Mushroom Rock Road, Dawn and Shinra were in the middle of Tara and Buffy. Willow led the way with Mizu bringing up the rear.
Hurriedly casting a Blizzaga spell Willow took out a Fire Element. Tara drew her pistols and fired two rounds into a large bird fiend; Buffy threw a Firestorm mix killing a canine fiend as they got to the airship door.
Everyone split up, and met fifteen minutes later in the Engine Room. Barkeep walked down the stairs. "Intruders? Anything mishing? Shtill inveshtitagating."
Shinra walked into the room shaking his head. "It's official. We've been burgled." He said and approached the group. "The half sphere from the Zanarkand Ruins is missing."
"Yeah and look at what I found." Mizu said holding up a movie sphere and pressing the button.
An image of Ormi, Logos, and Leblanc appeared with them smiling into the sphere.
"Tell me, now who's on top, Dullwings? Ha! It'll be a thousand years before you can take on the mighty Leblanc!" The three thieves laughed as the imaged disappeared.
"She got us!" Willow said unbelievingly.
"Well, dammit!" Tara cursed.
"Tara! Don't talk like that!" Buffy said surprised.
"I've heard her say worse... And I'll be shutting up now." Willow stepped back when Tara sent a glare her way.
"So? What do you wanna do?" Buffy asked stifling a giggle
"We're gonna take it back! No one messes with us!"
"What about Vegnagun?" Willow asked quietly
Tara stepped toward Willow and wrapped her arm around her waist. "I don't want to get too involved, know what I mean?"
"Yeah, I do."
"Good." Tara leaned down and kissed the tip of Willow's nose. "Now, let's take our sphere back!"
"That's right! We steal back what is stolen! Now we go to Chateau Leblanc! We attack in the name of honor!" Dawn said happily.
Mizu sighed and shook her head. "Yeah... and get our asses kick in the name of honor."
"Maybe we can sneak in in disguise?" Tara thought aloud.
"That's it!" Dawn nodded
"So, we have to fly around till we find some of Leblanc's gang-" Buffy started
"Beat them up and steal their uniforms. Three of them." Willow finished laughing.
"We've got a plan! Where to first?" Tara asked squeezing Willow.
"Let's check out Kilika first then maybe check on Anya."
"Right on, Will! I wanna know if she and the baby are doing good!"
Tara giggled "Buffy, we know you just want to feel the baby kick!"
"So what?" Buffy asked following Dawn out of the engine room, and up to the bridge.
"You know, sweetie, Buffy'll never leave when our baby starts kicking." Tara giggled, "She won't leave you alone either." She said and ran up the stairs.
"Me? No, no, no! You'll be the one carrying the baby, not me!" Willow chased after her.