The Accidental Adventure of the Street Girl
Honey ran away since she was ten years old, having had enough of the Dursleys and their mistreatment of her as well as living the life of an unpaid maid with abusive employees. She made sure to leave her mark though. She used a knife and vandalized everything their owned out of revenge, and stole all the food in the fridge and pantry during the night. She traveled around and eventually, learned the dangers of living in the streets. Getting nearly hit by vehicles, fellow thieves stealing your booty by hit-and-run, pedophiles trying to pick you up, etc. By nature, Honey can easily predict who the bad people are as they wear the same face as Vernon and Dudley, and on some occasions, Petunia does when they're out to make her life miserable. And she sees it every day to boot so she knows when to hightail it outta there. She is also sensitive to danger, considering she lived in it every-freaking-day that it's her 'alarm' when she'd get into trouble. However, learning how to cook and clean enabled her to be self-sufficient, and not always rely on stealing to live.
She got around the European Continent by stowing on board, and stealing food...sometimes new clothes and shoes, and takes a bath to pretend she's a passenger onboard ships. She's afraid of planes. She learned Parkour without knowing it as she tends to pickpocket and when caught, she runs like mad and wound up doing stunts she never knew people could do. Or a tiny girl like her for that matter. And on the run, she started 'growing up' and had to ask a doctor 'what the hell was going on'. The doctor told her that she was undergoing puberty, and how to deal with the monthlies. She gave her some tampons for a fee and told her to mark the day she started her period so next month on the same day, she's well-prepared. So she took to wandering around and discovered things about herself. She had strange abilities all of a sudden when she wishes hard enough...they happen. And it made her life very easy and luxurious. She could wish for beautiful dresses and shoes, and money to get into a restaurant and enjoy cuisines she never got to taste because of her thrice-damned family. She also took to studying where the dishes were from so she'd learn how. She always carries a backpack that contained extra clothes, shoes, medical kit, two combat knives and sweets. She explored until she arrived in Zaban City. And she got hungry.
'...I'm hungry.' she muttered as her nose caught a whiff of something good. "Yum..." she headed for the smell and got into a restaurant. She sat with some people.
'Your orders?' said the chef.
'How would you like that cooked?'
'Slowly rare, with all juices in.' said the guy.
"Rare steak huh? Rare is...somewhat raw, right?" she thought. She wondered what raw meat tasted like. She's tasted raw fish and shellfish but never beef or chicken or pork. A waitress guided her into a room. "Whoever orders 'slowly rare' gets to go to a VIP Room? Neat!" she went to the counter and ordered the same. She too, was led to a room with a cooking steak ready with a table for her. Next thing she knew, she was...going down? She looked at the door to see B-56 and STILL going down...it didn't stop until it reached B-100. Having eaten her fill, there's an office with a...bean-person? on a desk.
'Sign up here please and get a number from this box.' said the bean person. Puzzled, she began asking questions.
'Signing up for what?'
'The Hunter Exams of course!'
'What's that?' the bean person looked seriously surprised. This girl doesn't know? 'I was wondering where is here!' said Honey. 'I mean, people who ordered steaks get VIP Elevator Rooms and next thing I know I'm down here after trying it out!' the bean's jaws dropped.
'Er you look like you're not a participant...'
'Tell me what the Hunter Exam is then I'll decide whether to go through it or not!' Honey huffed. 'If a kid like me can sign up, it must be easy on us a little so I might try.'
Mr. Beans groaned. "I knew making a steak restaurant a venue is a bad idea..." He then launched a loooong explanation of what a Hunter is and what they do to contribute to society. Honey got interested.
'How much is the pay?!' she asked with stars in her eyes, causing Mr. Beans to sweatdrop. If she passes the test, that means she can get a legit job at just age 11 and bypass education requirements, AND earn big!
'Er millions, depending on your performance of course!'
'I'm signing I'm signing!' Honey chimed excitedly as she quickly wrote her name, age, address(she had no choice but to write the Dursleys' address), DOB, signed a Waiver without even bothering to read it, and took her number. She was number 366 and marched into the next room.
'I'm having a chat with the President...' Mr. Beans swore. He wants the venue changed for next year so this doesn't happen again!
Next room was a dark, poorly-lit tunnel. Full of men with shifty eyes that screamed danger. There were some women too but very few and they dressed up like men unlike her. She wore a dress and looked like a child from a rich family. She went to sit down and used her powers to scope out the others in order to know who's dangerous and who isn't.
Hours later, the Dursleys got a letter while having TV time with their new furniture and appliances which practically drained Vernon's bank accounts that they couldn't do their usual vacations for almost a year, and their christmas sort of cheap. The doorbell rang and Dudley answered. 'Muuum! Letter!' Dudley called out as he ran for his mother with the letter in hand.
'We definitely don't need bills at a time like this...' Petunia grumbled, cursing her freaky niece as she opened the envelope. To her disbelief, it was a letter from the Hunter Association.
(President: Isaac Netero)
To Mr. and Mrs. Dursley,
Your niece Honey Potter has undertaken the Hunter Exam
this January 1st. The Exams are rigorous that tests one's
physical and mental strength, skills and abilities and knowledge
in the field. Thus for Candidates to become Hunters, they must
undertake extremely difficult exams that weed out the weak and
incompetent as only the best are allowed to become Hunters, and
become an elite member of society. Do note that if your niece DOES
succeed, she automatically gets emancipated and seen as an adult
in the eyes of the law and you no longer have Guardianship over her.
Same rules apply if she dies from the exams, as she signed a waiver
that guarantees that we are not liable for her death or disappearance
in this exsm. Wish your niece luck.
Hunter Association Senior Secretary
'Vernon! Look at this!'
Some hours passed by until next day, by lunchtime, a man in a suit came out of a hidden door by the tunnels. "This is it. I'm glad I can steal food from above or I would've gone seriously hungry here." she thought. She steals foods that won't smell much. She expands her powers to see to the surface and scope out restaurants, when a guy dressed like a clown approached her.
'You got some interesting power there kiddo.' his voice is...how to describe it? It sounds...kinda flirty gay-kind(no offense!)? 'How do you do it?'
'Idon'tknowwhatyou'retalkingabout.' said Honey quickly in denial.
'You don't fool me kid. Because you're not the only one...' the clown guy emitted his own power and snaked it around her, giving her the creeps. 'See?'
'Fine, you got me convinced.' Honey grumbled. 'I ain't broadcasting this, buster.' she said as a plate of tuna sashimi appeared on her lap with chopsticks and soy sauce.
'What can you do with that eh hun? I'm intrigued.' said Hisoka.
'I dunno...many things I guess.' said Honey in a thinking pose. 'I wish for things and they appear in front of me so in my runaway life, I'm living it luxuriously. When I go to places in an instant and too lazy to walk, I just picture a place I've been to then bam. What about you? Fair's fair.'
'Well, my ability is sticky yet very versatile...' the clown chuckled. 'You got a teacher?'
'Nope. I could do this for years even before I ran away. Back then I thought nothing of it.' said Honey. 'I experimented after running away since Street Life is dangerous for kids and I plan on living past twenty.' she said flatly. 'My power is more for survival by thievery and escape.'
'You'd fit well with some people I know.' the clown smirked. 'Oh, can you get me some? Unlike you, the rest of us didn't eat after arriving here you know and I've been here since yesterday.' he said with a pout.
'OK. But I'm getting foods that don't smell. I'm not feeding hundreds of people here and I'm stealing from restaurants after all.' she said as when everybody else started running, she got him some curry bread from a bakery and a coke from a fast food restaurant. 'You better say you snuck out to buy something!'
'Yes yes...' and quickly wolfing down her food, Honey carelessly left her plate, chopsticks and soy sauce remains behind in a bid to catch up running. She's confident in her stamina, thank you! And to keep up her energy, she eats her sour candies to keep salivating to keep her mouth cool and substitute for water as she couldn't 'wish' on foot. Sweet candies make her mouth drier than it is already so sour candies it is. She wondered how long they have to run though...in a dark tunnel like this, no one can exactly tell the time. No way of knowing if it's still morning or night fell already. Due to that, her body clock is reacting as if it's still morning. In fact, she had no idea a day passed by in the tunnel until Hisoka told her that a day passed by and he's hungry!
Stupid tunnel yet a cunning plan by the organizers. Not only were they ISOLATED from the outside world and several feet under thus they body clock 'froze' while also testing how long will they last from hunger and thirst if they weren't smart enough to pack necessities. Honey could just steal what she pleases.
She also saw two other kids in the tunnel. Two boys who got along quite well and being a girl, her interests would no doubt clash with theirs. So she avoided them and stayed with the few female adults in the ahem, Marathon. First exam alone is a test in their physical strength, stamina, endurance, and the will to go on even if their bodies are at their absolute limits. One by one, people began to drop. Even worse, halfway through...IS STAIRS! Stairs consume twice as much energy! She swore that by the time she's done here, she'd have lost what baby fat she has!
Sometime later, explosion occurred and out came two kids carrying a man, and a blonde boy. Apparently they got lost thanks to a misleader and just bashed their way through. The proctor is OK with it since all he said was 'Follow me.' and he didn't say any other rule. Misleader in question was the Rookie Killer Tonpa. According to people who knew him, he is one of the most seasoned applicants, but he never makes it and took the exam for 36 years now. Since he always fails, he makes it a point to destroy Rookies who had more potential than he did out of pettiness and sadism. If he didn't pass, why should they? In fact, he gets Karma every year as it is by NEVER passing!
Outside, is a marsh and it's EARLY MORNING at that! She took the opportunity to do private business and wish for the soreness and exhaustion to go away. Upon fully recovering, she stole burgers and a coke from Zaban City to have breakfast while the proctor told them about Numelle's Marsh...and a guy came with a monkey that looked like the proctor. Since strong seeds of doubt were planted, Hisoka saw it fit to interfere. His style...and since when did cards become razor sharp? Getting those done no doubt, is pricey with ahem, illegal dealing involved. After the situation was fixed, they began running again, to her annoyance. However...her danger senses went off the charts.
Mushrooms that acted like Land Mines-Check
Ruse Ravens that could accurately imitate a human's voice, trick some gullible idiots to their doom-Check
Butterflies that seemingly release powder that caused men to faint-Check
A huge-ass tortoise with TREES with big strawberries as it's only fruit using it ala Angler Fish style as the trees easily looked like men in the fog-Check
A toad hiding underground and if they step on it's territory...they get eaten-Check.
She even encountered more Man-Faced Apes, which she wished to disappear. She can't fight them the way she is now! Soon, they arrived into what Satotsu called Visca Reserve. What was before them is a warehouse, and a strange growling sound...
'Congratulations to you who made it out of the marsh alive and well.' Satotsu applauded. 'We are now in Visca Reserve where the second round will take place. On that note, I wish you luck.'
"Honestly...a second one right off the bat but at least, that Banner is helpful.' Honey thought as she saw on the banner: 'The Next Round will start at Noon'. So she waited. On the other hand, she scanned the area with her power. The Proctor was perching on a tree, and there were animals around them. Notably...a herd of pigs the size of boulders...chewing on animal corpses?! Honey knew that if any idiot got lost, they be pig food...
For now, until the second exam, she'll rest. She sat under a tree to relax. Running in a wet, soggy and slippery marsh was pure hell and consumed twice as much energy. Out of 406 people, there's only 150 left! And sixty or so people fainted from exhaustion in the tunnels, and two hundred or so became food in the marsh. She rested. She's hungry but she's too far from Zaban to steal food. Outside the tunnels back then was pushing it. She had no choice.
Soon, the door of the warehouse opened...to reveal a slender young woman in a revealing outfit with her hair in five topknots sitting on a couch, and a huge fat guy easily six times Vernon's size, and he was the reason for the growling sounds!
A:N- I know it sounds rushed a little. But this is her POV and she hardly interacted with anyone so I just wrote how she's been doing. Technically, she's 10 until July 31st.