Super-Simple Bio of The Weasel
Name: Makimachi Misao (Or the other way around, if you Americanize it)
Age: 16-18, in the manga
Birthday: November, 1863 (Saggitarius)
Blood type: B
Height: 4' 10" / 149 cm
Weight: / 37 kg
Nickname/Alias: Itachi-musume (weasel girl)
Misao, in the words of Kenshin, "isn't the ninja girl next door".
She's spunky, cheerful, bright, and adventurous, while at the same time
being emotional and obstinate. Her "bird kick of rage" (kecho giri) is
a sure-fire way to knock men flat on their backs (Or, in the case of Kenshin,
out the second-story window). She may be small and slight, but when
necessary, will kick serious ass.
When Misao was orphaned at 5, she came to the Aoi-ya to live with Okina,
whom she refers to as "Jiya", or "grandfather", though the translation is
more of a "gramps", as far as informality goes. She came to admire,
and then have a crush on, Shinomori Aoshi, Okashira of the Oniwabanshu at
the time. When he left Aoi-ya, she went to look for him.
Shortly after this, Misao ran out of money and had to con men by,
essentially, pretending to be a prostitute, kicking their butts, and
stealing anything they had on them. Kenshin finds her at this, and
when she discovers that he knows of the location of her precious "Aoshi-sama",
she tails him.
When they arrive at Shingetsu village and find Eiji, Kenshin confronts the
villagers as Misao and Eiji watch from the sides. A man tries to
attack Misao, and ends up being run through by the sword of none other than
Saito Hajime. Fairly soon after, he dubs her with the nickname of "itachi-musume",
And the rest is history.
Well, mostly, after all, I did stop before the important bit where Saito
tells her "...don't leave my side" as Kenshin fights Senkaku.
Oh, and where he puts his hand on her head.
And the tiny little detail of Misao proclaiming herself Okashira...
But after that, the rest is history.