The Eye of the Hurricane Part 2 is the episode of the second season of The Phoenix Defenders.
Sera Hernandez: What do you want
Berna Manchester: I want to talk about last night!
Sera Hernandez: There's nothing to talk about.
Berna Manchester: Did you mean what you said? Do you really hate me?
Sera Hernandez: Yes. Now leave me alone.
Berna Manchester: I don't believe you.
Sera Hernandez: Too bad then, because i mean it.
Berna Manchester:(shouted)What did i even do to you?! (Many students turned their heads towards her and Berna blushed, lowering her voice to a whisper) What did i do to hurt you, Sera? Whatever i did, I'm so sorry!
Sera Hernandez: Nothing. I just hate you. That's all.
Katelyn: What the heck do you want?
Sera Hernandez: For you to stop talking crap about people you know nothing about.
Katelyn: Why do you care? Aren't you the one who ditched Berna?
Sera Hernandez: Aren't you supposed to be her friend?
Katelyn: Friends? As if i could be friends with a goody two shoed Crasherna who tries to steal my man, who refuses to do what's right and what's wrong, and decided to set you aside. Honestly, what does she even see in you anyway? You're a nasty yet ugly Latino person with a cruel, selfish personality, and no one and i mean no one likes you. Like. At .All!
Sera clenched her fists and locked her jaw in anger.
Sera Hernandez:(mentally)Katelyn was really going to get it from me if she didn't shut her mouth. The comments about me socializing were a drop in the bucket compared to the storm brewing in me at the insult to Berna.
Katelyn: What? Nothing to say?
Sera Hernandez: Shut up. You know exactly who i am, what i am, and what i will do to your face if you keep talking crap to me.
Katelyn smirked and pointed at her jaw.
Katelyn: I dare you. Punch me, right here and right now.
Sera evilly smirked.
Sera Hernandez: Gladly.
Sera lifted her fist and socked Katelyn right on her eye. Katelyn shrieked in pain and fell back, clutching her now swollen eye socket. Her friends squealed in fright and crowded around her, voicing their concern and surprise. Sera crossed her arms and rolled her eyes.
Sera Hernandez: She asked for it, didn't she?
Sera turned around and sighed.
Berna Manchester:(Mentally)I guess Devanie wasn't joking when she said she wanted Hermione on a healthy diet. (not mentally)Hey Hermione!
Berna Manchester: Where's Devanie?
Hermione Cooper:Oh, she had to escort Sera to the office with Mr.Tatum.
Berna Manchester: What! Why?
Hermione Cooper:Sera got into a fight with Katelyn and punched her right in the eye.
Berna Manchester: No way!
Hermione Cooper:Yes way! Just ask her friends!
Berna Manchester: Where were you?
Hermione Cooper:I was hiding from Mr.Tatum in the girls restroom. He was looking for me, which is why he came to class early and saw the fight. I was on my way to class when i saw Devanie pull Sera to vic principal Elliot's office.
Berna Manchester: I see. Well, thank you Hermione, but i think i'm going to have to ask the cheerleaders what happened.
Katherine:Oh, if it isn't the criminal's youngest daughter? What, did you came here to finish what your monster freak friend started?
Berna Manchester: No. I just came here to find out what happened. And don't call Sera a monster freak.
Katherine:Typical! You defending her is so laughable, it's not even worth making fun of. You're like a sick little puppy, constantly trailing around her like she's got some reward for you. Or Scooby Snacks, if you dig that. I heard she threw you out on the curb and yet you still following her. Are you in love with her or something?
Berna Manchester: You didn't answer me. I want to know what happened between Katelyn and Sera.
Katherine:So you wanna know? Why? What does that have to do your sorry self?
Berna Manchester: Because i want to know!
Katherine:Why does it matter to you? Sera is most likely gonna get a detention during lunch and probably suspended for her recklessness violence. It was all her fault anyway! She just came up to us with this angry look on her face and randomly punched Katelyn for no reason!
Berna Manchester:(muttered)I doubt that.
Mr.Elliot:You do understand why you're here, correct?
Sera Hernandez: Yes.
Mr.Elliot:And you do understand that there are consequences for harming another student?
Sera Hernandez: Yep.
Mr.Elliot:Then, why did you do it?
Sera Hernandez: She was talking crap about me.
Mr.Elliot:I doubt it Sera because i know you too well. You never cared about what other people think of you. Why, when i brought my wife over to see the school and she made a rude comment about you, you simply just shrugged and walked away. What is it really about, Sera?
Sera Hernandez: Look, Mr. Elliot. I think we both know that i'm just gonna get a suspension, so let's get it over with.
Mr.Elliot:And you were making such good progress too! Oh wait, i think i understand now. It was about Berna, wasn't it?
Sera Hernandez: No.
Mr.Elliot:Okay, fine. Here's the deal. I don't give you a suspension, just detention for today during lunch, if you admit the real reason why punched Katelyn.
Sera raised an eyebrow and laughed. However, Elliot was dead serious and leaned forward with his fingers interlaced and elbows propped on his desk. Sera stopped laughing and trailed off awkwardly.
Sera Hernandez: You're serious? You can actually do that?
Mr.Elliot:I can and i will. I'm just dying to know. Nothing interesting ever happens in this school.
Sera Hernandez: Have you been by the bins at the back of the school? That crap's so interesting that you could make thousands off of it.
Mr.Elliot:Really? Ahem, anyway...so? Are you willing to take me up on my offer or not?
Sera Hernandez: A suspension sound better than a detention, to be honest.
Mr.Elliot:A suspension ends up on your permanent record. Say goodbye to a good university!
Sera Hernandez: I can't believe you're blackmailing me into admitting something so trivial.
Mr.Elliot:I can't believe you're so reluctant in telling me the truth. It's true, isn't it?
Sera Hernandez: Yes! Now leave me alone and give me the detention slip!
Mr.Elliot:As i thought. You're softening up, Sera.
Sera Hernandez: Yeah, yeah, whatever. I'm outta here.
Berna Manchester: H-hello, Mr.Elliot.
Mr.Elliot: Berna, it's so good to see you! You know, Sera was here just now. Oh? Is that a note for me? Berna, you know how important roll call is to Mr.Tatum, right?
Berna Manchester: Yes sir, i do.
Mr.Elliot:Then why did you do this?
Berna Manchester: I want to see what detention looks like. I kept hearing things from Sera that's it's a prison and absolutely horrible so i wanted to see it for myself! That's all!
Mr.Elliot:Well, i guess that's no helping it. Here's a detention slip. Mr.Johnson will be the monitoring teacher and he is expecting you exactly five minutes after the lunch bell. Don't be late, That's all.
Berna Manchester: Yes sir, thank you sir.
Berna exited the office and made her way back to class. Elliot chuckled to himself and drew hearts on the corner of his notebook.
Mr.Elliot:They're both horrible liars.
Skye Rowan:Hmm, you're right. Why the long face?
Berna Manchester: I'm really worried for Sera. I'm sorry, i
Skye Rowan:No, i should be apologizing. I'm not taking this as seriously as i should be! Okay, i'll be serious. You can trust me!
Berna Manchester: I trust you, Skye.
Skye Rowan:So Berna, where do we look first?
Berna Manchester: Let's stop by Sera's apartment. Maybe she's hiding out there?
Skye nodded and put one of their thumbs up.
Berna Manchester:Grim, what are you doing here?
Grim points at
Skye swerved to the side to avoid an oncoming vehicle and both occupants let out a sigh of relief. Berna laughed nervously and shook her head.
Skye Rowan:Do you still trust me?
Berna Manchester: Of course. I'm still alive, aren't i?
Skye Rowan:That you are!
Berna Manchester: Uh sir, Could you help my friend and i? We're looking for
Wait a minute! Ain't you Berna? The one Sera's been bragging about all the time?
Berna Manchester: Brag?
Yeah! You are her, ain't you? Wow! Never though i'd finally meet you! What're you doin' outside of school, little lady?
Skye Rowan:Listen, we're here to see Sera. Do you know where she is by any chance?
Well, she left for school and i haven't seen her since, so she's definitely not here. You'd have noticed anyway without going in. She's always throwin' stuff off of her balcony and makin' comments at other pedestrians.
Berna Manchester: Sera!
Maya snapped her eyes to her and was about to run away, but Julie wrapped her arms around her waist tightly. She buried her nose to Maya's side and cried. Maya stood awkwardly, arms out stiffly.
Sera Hernandez:(shouted) Julie let go!
Berna Jonas: No! If i let go now, you'll slip between my fingers. Sera, you almost dies and- (her voiced cracked as tears rushed forth) don't leave me, please. I need you.
Sera Hernandez: Well, i don't need you so leave me alone! After all, you have Beatrix, Lyn and Aeolus and the rest of your rich family members, so what do you need me for!
Berna loosened her arms slowly and before Sera could react, pulled the taller girl by her collar and pressed their lips together. Sera's eyes widened in disbelief and she uttered a noise of protest. She tried to pull back but Berna wrapped her arms around her neck and deepened the kiss. Sera exhaled through her nose and closed her eyes, relenting.
Sera Hernandez:(mentally)I love you. I freaking love you.