Ranma 1/2 Fan Fiction / Sailor Moon Fan Fiction ❯ The Fiery Soul: Present ❯ Chapter Nine: Domination ( Chapter 9 )

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Chapter Nine: Domination


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A young woman named Agatha Bennett held her son’s hand as they walked on the sidewalk. Many cars drove by in a rush to get home after a long day of work. The sun beamed brightly down onto the crowds going about their activities. Occasionally a cloud blocked the sun’s rays, but the shadows faded as sunlight broke through. Agatha and her son Arvel entered a small bakery.
“How was school today?” Agatha asked.
“Was fun,” replied Arvel. “We did finger painting today.” Agatha squatted down before Arvel, and gave him a smile.
“I am glad that you had a wonderful day,” Agatha said. She gave her son a hug and stood back up. Agatha walked to the counter, and gave the cashier a smile.
“What can I get for you today miss?” The cashier asked.
“I would like…” Agatha replied.
“Noo,” a little girl cried out. Everyone turned in the direction of the screaming girl.
“All life must be purged from this planet,” the mysterious man said. “Soon this planet will no longer be stained with your weak existence.”
“You are crazy,” a man said. “You just killed that girl’s parents….”
“Your time has come old man,” the mysterious man huffed before he swung his scythe at the man. The man fell next to the two corpses, blood oozing out from his fatal wound. With a look of horror in her eyes, Agatha shielded her son from the man.
“Hahahaha,” the mysterious man said while looking at the shaking woman. He swung the blunt end of the scythe at Agatha knocking her into the wall. As her vision blurred she saw the man swing his scythe at Arvel, who fell to the floor with blood pouring out of his wound. Tears filled Agatha’s eyes as her son died before her eyes. In flash, everything faded…
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Rei sat up, drenched in sweat with a look of horror in her eyes. (That dream felt so real.) Rei thought. (I hope it was a dream and not a vision.)
“Almost six in the morning,” Rei said. “I better get ready for school.”
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“We have a lot more questions now,” Minako said to her friends behind the Hikawa Shrine. “And damned few answers.”
“We were in the future,” Makoto said. “That we have already established.”
“We know the Black Moon Clan is after Chibiusa and the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho, and then Esmeraude took us to the future Tokyo. I am thinking that the three are connected,” Rei said.
“Chibiusa must know more than she has told us,” Luna said.
“And then there is Rei’s dream that she had earlier this morning,” Usagi said with concern. Her hands rose up in the air.
“Rei’s dream was a vision,” Ami said. “I have been monitoring the news, and I regret that an attack has occurred in the city of Madison, Wisconsin in the United States. Police described the massacre in almost exact detail as Rei described the events in her dream.”
“The words the man said bore a similarity to Xytar’s speeches,” added Rei.
“Our enemy seems no longer content to just attack Japan,” Makoto said.
“How are we going to able to defend other areas from attacks?” Luna asked.
“Good question,” Makoto replied. “So far we’ve only been able to teleport to a select few locations.”
“If only we could teleport more freely,” Minako said.
“That’s a power only Sailor Pluto has,” Artemis said.
“I’ve almost perfected my supercomputer to detect the energy echo of Xytar’s generals and to use the energy they leave as a homing port,” Ami said. “We’d be able to teleport to any location they have gone to on this planet. I’ll even tie our Senshi Phones into the system so we get an alert whenever an enemy appears.”
“How many days before you have the updates ready for use?” Usagi asked.
“A few more days,” Ami replied. “I still have a few bugs to work out, however, the next time the new general attacks a city we’ll be able to teleport there.”
“Awesome,” Makoto said.
“We won’t let them get away with attacking innocents,” Minako said.
“What about Chibiusa?” Rei asked. “I think it is time that we asked her a few questions.”
“We’ll wait a few days longer and watch what happens,” Usagi replied. “Anyone up for some ice-cream?”
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“Where have Rubeus and Esmeraude disappeared to? Prince Dimande asked aloud. He strode back and forth in the meeting room inside his base on Nemesis.
“I do not know my brother,” Saphir said.
“I need Chibiusa and the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho,” Prince Dimande said. “It now falls in your hands to deliver her to me. Do not fail me.”
“As your will commands,” Saphir said.
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“Yawn,” Makoto said half asleep. “Why does our enemy have to strike so late?”
“Actually,” Ami said to her friends early in the morning, “the time zone difference means it is around midday at Madison, Wisconsin.”
“We’re going to the United States?” Minako asked. Ami nodded.
“Cool,” Usagi said. She looked around at the Hikawa Shrine.
“Didn’t take our enemy long to attack at all,” Rei said. “The last time was only two days ago.”
“Is everyone ready?” Usagi called out. “Moon Prism Power, Make Up.”
“Jupiter Power, Make Up,” Makoto called out.
“Mercury Power, Make Up,” Ami called out.
“Mars Power, Make Up,” Rei called out.
“Venus Power, Make Up,” Minako called out.
“Senshi Teleport,” Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury called out in unison. The five Sailor Senshi appeared at a sidewalk in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. They each looked around.
“No way,” a man said. “Are those girls the Sailor Senshi?”
“Oh my god,” a female teenager screamed aloud. “The Sailor Senshi are here.” Mars saw a mysterious man with a scythe in his hand about to slash a man holding hands with a woman. Mars dashed towards the three and grabbed the scythe with her left hand. She quickly threw a punch at her foe. He flew in the air, and stopped in midair. Mars still held onto the scythe, which vanished from her hand almost instantaneously. The weapon appeared in the hands of the mysterious man.
“Welcome to Madison, Wisconsin, Sailor Senshi,” the mysterious man said. He swung his scythe in midair while laughing. The Senshi took a good look at him. His black eyes shimmered in the cloudless sky; his blond hair fell to his shoulders. He wore a long gray trench coat and silver shoes.
“We already have an idea who you are,” Sailor Moon said while pointing a finger up at him.
"Very good. I am General Savaski, the third General to Lord Xytar. I am not going to be as easy as General Isagotichi and General Caserillax,” wheezed General Savaski. “I must say I was quite impressed how fast you tracked me down. I thought I was going to have at least a week.”
“We are going to stop you,” Jupiter said.
“You won’t be taking any more lives,” Mercury said. “Your reign of terror has ended. “We’ll free you from Xytar and put an end to his corrupt ways.”
“We’ll make you pay for all the families you tore apart,” Mars said.
“For love and justice always wins,” Venus said.
“Mwhahahahaha,” laughed General Savaski. “You’ll need more than love and justice to beat me.” He paused. “I must tell you lassies this is your last hour of life. I would enjoy it if I were you. For it is all you have left.” His eyes turned bright red as he descended towards his enemies. “For I shall not give any mercy and you shall receive none.” His eyes turned back to their original color.
“Everyone please vacate the area,” Moon said. “We’ll deal with this killer.”
“You go get him,” a teenage boy called out.
General Savaski descended upon his foes, and swung his scythe at Mercury, Mars, and Venus. Mercury and Mars ducked under the weapon while Venus jumped over it. Mars threw a punch at her enemy, who sidestepped it. He swung his scythe in a wide arc slashing the earth.
The ground shook under the weapon, and the land collapsed underneath Mercury, Jupiter, Moon, and Venus throwing them high into the air and scattering them in the wind. Mars foresaw the attack and flipped high into the air. General Savaski heaved his scythe at other Senshi, and jumped into the air. Meanwhile, he caught up to Mars, and began to hurl relentless brutal fast punches at her. The Senshi of fire countered many of his attacks thrown at her. The two battled in midair and eventually they leveled off back at the ground. Mars quickly found herself using just about every skill she knew to evade his attacks.
In the meantime, the scythe flew towards Mercury who ducked under the attack, and she safely landed on the ground. The weapon continued its trajectory towards Jupiter and caught her in the arm leaving a large nasty gash. The now bloody scythe stuck Venus in her leg. The scythe sailed towards Moon, who eluded it. Mars was still busy dodging the vicious strikes that her enemy threw.
A group of shoppers fled a small bakery as the sailing scythe came closer and closer. Before the remaining shoppers could get out of the way, the weapon grazed the bakery and large tremors swallowed up the store and its neighbors. One hundred meters of ground around the bakery lay destroyed by the quakes, and multiple small fires erupted from the destroyed buildings.
The ground quickly filled up with unstable small mountains, craters, and sharp rocks. The earth split and tossed everyone in the air. Thin pillars of rocks held up dozens of small islands that dotted the now changed landscape. Some islands were higher in the air then others. General Savaski caught his scythe in midair and swung his weapon at Mars, who sidestepped the attack. The two continued to fight in midair while moving towards a tiny rocky island.
Sailor Moon and her allies were busy catching the flying civilians. Mars dodged another punch, and she countered with her own. Mars and General Savaski hurled punch after punch at each other while evading each other’s attacks. (My martial arts training have really paid off.) Mars thought. Every chance she could get she struck at her enemy. (Even Saffron wasn’t pushing me this hard, this fast. Everyone’s counting on me.) Minutes went by as the assault continued while Sailor Moon, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter evacuated the remaining citizens around an even larger radius from the upturned terrain.
“Mars,” Moon said. “How are you holding up?”
“Doing,” Mars replied. She threw a punch at her enemy. “Pretty.” She eluded another attack, and twirled out of the way from another attack. “Well.” She countered with a feint jab. “So far.” Mars swiftly sidestepped out of the way from another attack.
“We’ll see how much longer you can keep going Sailor Mars,” General Savaski said with a smirk.
“We need to evacuate the last of the civilians,” Venus said.
“Keep at it, Mars,” Jupiter said.
“Mars,” Mercury said. “Be careful he is extremely fast and powerful.”
General Savaski’s assault continued while Mars’s allies finished the evacuations. (I have to keep going.) Mars thought.
“Oh dear me,” mocked General Savaski. “It seems you have even more skills than I thought. Oh but don’t worry you’ll soon be dead.” Mars evaded another slash from his scythe. He twirled his weapon around and over her head, but still she avoided most of his attacks. He swung an overhead strike, which Mars flipped over. She ducked another quick strike as she landed.
Mercury dashed to join her friend, but he violently slashed his weapon behind him, catching her in her left knee. Mars dealt a kick to his stomach, knocking him right over the tiny midair earth island and into a large clump of gravel below.
“You all right?” Mars asked.
“Yea,” Mercury replied. “He just tore some flesh.”
General Savaski flipped up from the ground, and rushed towards Moon with his scythe. He swung in a wide arc. Moon ducked under the strike and delivered a kick, which he evaded, but he didn’t expect the punch to his chest. He flew backwards, and then recovered, still in midair.
He moved to attack both Mercury and Venus and swung with in a vicious arc. Venus barely dodged the attack, but it struck Mercury full in the chest. The attack knocked the breath out of her, blood dripped from her large wound, and she propelled through the air until she collided with a telephone pole. The pole snapped in two rendering her unconscious as she plummeted towards the earth.
“That’s one Sailor Senshi down,” yelled General Savaski. “Four to go.”
Venus threw a punch at him. General Savaski countered by grabbing her leg. He lifted her upside down, and tossed her in the air.
“Whoa,” Venus said upside down and in midair. “Wasn’t expecting that.”
“Mercury!” Jupiter called out to her friend. She caught her in time and gently laid her down.
“Is she alright?” Moon asked. Jupiter nodded.
“This is just the beginning,” General Savaski said. He chucked his scythe at the airborne Venus.
“Moon Tiara Action,” Moon called out. She grabbed her tiara on her head, and threw it at high speeds. It spun towards the scythe and knocked it off course.
“Sparkling Wide Pressure,” Jupiter called out. Electrical energy began to appear around her. Soon a lightning rod appeared on her tiara, it collected the electrical energy, and she released the electricity from her tiara. Bolts of lightning began to rain down around General Savaski.
“Fire Soul Bird,” Mars called out. A large fireball appeared on her hands, and she fired the attack off towards General Savaski. The flames formed a large firebird around him, but he deflected both attacks in midair while catching his scythe. General Savaski socked Venus in the gut and she was down for the count.
Sailor Moon caught the descending Venus and laid her down on the ground.
“That’s two Sailor Senshi down,” yelled General Savaski. “Three to go.”
“Is Venus alright?” Jupiter asked.
“Yea,” Moon said.
“Good,” Mars said. “We’ll pay him back for our comrades.”
“Highly doubtful,” General Savaski said. “You have already failed.” His eyes grew red again, as he resumed his assault. He threw his scythe at Moon while dashing towards Jupiter. His eyes turned back to their original color.
Moon flipped herself over the scythe as it spun by. This time, however, it made a return arc and grazed her shoulder that left a large gash. In the meantime, Jupiter had to move away from countless strikes the General brought against her. (My arm.) Jupiter thought. (I have to keep going even though it hurts.) General Savaski threw an upper punch, followed by a kick. Jupiter sidestepped the attacks. She threw a weak punch from her bleeding arm, and a devastating kick that caught her enemy in the knee. General Savaski sailed in the air.
“Fire Soul Bird,” Mars called out. A large fireball appeared on her hands, and she fired the attack off towards General Savaski. The flames formed a large firebird around General Savaski and the fire scorched his back. His trench coat began to burn from the attack.
“Ahahaha,” General Savaski said. “Very good. Very good indeed.” The scythe swung back towards its master, and bashed Jupiter in the head with its blunt side immediately knocking her out.
“Jupiter,” Mars cried out. (Not good. This battle is getting dangerous.) Mars thought as she examined her friend. “She’s alright Moon. She just has a nasty bump on her head.”
“Good,” Moon replied.
“That’s three Sailor Senshi down,” yelled General Savaski. “Two to go.”
“Any ideas?” Moon asked.
“Yea,” Mars replied. “Keep him busy. Our friends will regain consciousness if we hold out a little longer.”
“Your luck has run out,” General Savaski yelled. “You know what the scythe represents right? It represents the Grim Reaper. I am death, and I am knocking at your door.”
“We’ll never fall,” Mars said while she scurried towards her enemy.
“We will win,” Moon said.
“What hopeless loyalty you cling onto. The old Silver Millennium Empire is over. The age of the magical empire has ended,” General Savaski yelled. Mars threw a punch at him, which he dodged. She followed up with a kick and a punch to his head. He promptly avoided the attacks and struck her in the shoulders with his scythe, knocking her into the ground. “It is dust upon the powers of earth, and soon all that will remain of all of you is that dust.”
General Savaski speedily made his way to Moon, and his relentless assaults resumed. (Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter should be regaining consciousness soon.) Mars thought. (We’ve bought them enough time. Why aren’t they up?) Mars tenderly touched her wounded shoulder.
Moon eluded a swift kick aimed for her head. She ducked under a twirling spin, and kicked her enemy in the chest. General Savaski recoiled.
“You have fight in you yet,” General Savaski said. “But you’re doomed to failure. Surely you can see that?”
“We’ll never surrender,” Mars replied.
“We haven’t lost yet,” Moon proclaimed.
Mars sprinted towards her enemy with a spin kick, and knocked him into the ground. He stood up, and began anew his vicious attacks against Mars.
“Moon Princess Halation,” Moon called out. The Cutie Moon Rod appeared in her hand, and she began to spin the weapon around to charge her attack. She aimed her rod at General Savaski, and unleashed a wave of energy. The attack struck him, but did not stop his assault even though his wounds were heavily bleeding. Although she was still evading his attacks, Mars’ weariness became apparent. Eventually a mid-punch struck her, and she went crashing into the rocks.
(Must not pass out.) Mars thought. (I must hold on. I can keep going despite all my wounds.) Mars struggled to stand, and she raced towards General Savaski.
All in the while, Moon dashed towards General Savaski, and threw a punch at him. General Savaski sidestepped the attack, and countered, striking Moon in the stomach and instantly was knocked out.
“Moon,” Mars said in a panicky voice.
“That’s four Sailor Senshi down,” yelled General Savaski. “One to go.”
“I won’t back down,” Mars said. “I will stop you.” Her purple eyes grew determined. “For my friends.”
“You can’t hope to outlast me,” General Savaski said. “You can’t hope to beat me. You’re already worn out, soon you’ll fall and the Sailor Senshi will be no more.”
(I can do this.) Mars thought before her enemy came in melee range. He continued to throw his ferocious strikes. Ultimately, Mars lobbed a strong gut punch into her enemy. General Savaski sailed in the air until he crashed into a small crevice of upturned earth.
“I call upon the powers of,” Mars panted out. “Mars to aid me. Ancient Volcano.” Her hands turned bright red and filled her with the spirit of Mars. The earth turned bright red, magma seeped up from underneath the ground and spewed out lava underneath General Savaski and ejected hot magma in the air.
“Impressive,” General Savaski said. “However, you’ll need a bit more to beat me. I clearly underestimated you. Unfortunately for you it was not enough to kill me.” He caught his breath. “Are you ready for more action? For here I come.”
General Savaski sprinted towards his enemy unleashing salvos of strikes, slashes, and overhead swings. Mars kept evading the attacks. Eventually she threw a punch, which he blocked and countered. He clobbered Mars in the head. Darkness began to overtake her.
(No? We lost?) Mars thought before she toppled over on her back from the punch.
“That’s five Sailor Senshi down,” mocked General Savaski. “As I have foreseen the end of the Sailor Senshi is nigh. For I control the earth and they shall never wake from their eternal slumber. From dust they were and to dust they are. All upon this city of Madison, Wisconsin the terrain shall return to its original creation. I call upon thee powers.” His eyes turned brown. “Earth Reuniting Attac….”
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“Looks like we’ll have to intervene,” Uranus said as the three watched the battle end hopelessly for the Inner Sailor Senshi.
“They came close,” Pluto said atop a building. “This new general is a lot stronger than the last two. I had hoped to avoid interfering but we have little choice.” The three jumped down and landed within striking range. “Sailor Neptune?”
“Right,” Neptune replied. “Deep Submerge.” She lifted her arms above her head for an instant before bringing them down. Blue energy shaped as the planet Neptune flew off towards General Savaski. The water splashed him, disrupting his Earth Reuniting Attack, and the water doused the unconscious Senshi.
Not giving her enemy time to recover Uranus hurried towards General Savaski, and Pluto walked to the Inner Sailor Senshi, who began to regain consciousness. Uranus threw a punch; General Savaski eluded it and countered with a kick. The two began to attack and avoid each other’s attacks until General Savaski noticed that all the Inner Sailor Senshi were up. He swung his scythe at Uranus and forced her back.
“Ah what an unexpected surprise. I yield this battle to you,” General Savaski said. “I will, however, be back.”
“You are not getting away,” Jupiter said.
“I will aid you in your retreat, General Savaski,” Xytar’s voice echoed across the world. A large bubble formed around General Savaski. “You can depart for the castle.”
“Yes my Lord,” General Savaski said. He vanished from sight.
“Again?” Mars asked. “And just when things were getting good. Guess we’ll have to square off another day. Xytar’s generals always seem to retreat.” She turned to face the three Outer Senshi.
“You have our thanks,” The Inner Sailor Senshi chirped.
“You are welcome,” Uranus said.
“You all fought bravely,” Neptune said.
“Is everyone alright?” Pluto asked.
“Yea,” Mercury replied.
“Too bad General Savaski escaped,” Venus said.
“Indeed,” Pluto said. “We’re heading back.” A portal appeared and Uranus, Pluto, and Neptune vanished.
The five Sailor Senshi began to walk down the street, when the shattered battleground of small mountains, craters, and sharp rocks and islands forcefully descended back into the earth. They looked around noticing the damage done was serious. A snapped telephone pole lay broken on the cracked streets and sidewalks. They saw many destroyed, burned, and crumpled buildings within one hundred meters.
“The damage done is severe,” Jupiter said.
“We won the battle,” Mars said.
“Xytar is already beginning to rain down his destructiveness across our planet,” Venus said.
“I think our battle with Xytar has taken a turn for the worse,” Mercury said.
“We won’t let him win,” Moon said. “That is all there is to it. We’ll stop him. Ready to go home?” A little girl ran up to them followed by a woman before they could get ready.
“Yay,” the girl said. “You stopped the bad guy.” Moon knelt down.
“What’s your name?” Moon asked.
“Shirley Harris,” Shirley replied. A young woman walked up to the group.
“Sorry for the intrusion,” Agatha said. “My name is Agatha Bennett, and many of us here have had a rough time the last couple of days. That evil man murdered her parents. He also killed my son. I am taking care of her since she lost her parents.”
“No worries,” Mars said. “I am sorry to hear about what he did.”
“I hope he won’t attack here anytime soon,” Venus said.
“I wish you the best of luck,” Agatha said. “Come along now. We still have to get our food for lunch.”
“Bye,” Shirley said. Agatha grabbed her hand, and the two walked off.
“Time to go home?” Jupiter asked.
“Yea,” Mercury said.
“Senshi Teleport,” Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury called out in unison. They arrived at the Hikawa Shrine.
“I am worn out,” Mercury said.
“Yea me too,” agreed Mars.
“I am glad that we got help,” Jupiter said.
“Me too,” Venus said.
“Later all,” Moon said. “I am going to sleep now and relax. Glad we have today off from school.”
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“That was a great meal, Rei, Makoto…” Usagi said. “When did you learn to cook Rei?”
“When I was old enough Pops always made me cook,” Rei said. She cleaned up Makoto’s kitchen. “I also learned more about cooking in Nerima with my friends.”
“Chibiusa,” Ami said once everyone took a seat in the living room. “We have some questions for you.”
“About what?” Chibiusa asked.
“When Esmeraude attacked us a few days ago she sent us to a place called Crystal Tokyo,” Mamoru replied.
“We were in the future,” Makoto said.
“Are the Black Moon Clan’s desire to have you and to steal the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho related?” Minako asked.
“Yes,” Chibiusa replied. “They can’t get the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho in the future so they followed me back in the past.”
“So Crystal Tokyo is the future of the Sailor Senshi?” Ami asked. Chibiusa nodded.
“Can you tell us anything else?” Usagi asked. Chibiusa shook her head.
“No but I can take you there,” Chibiusa said. “Maybe you can help me.”
“We’d be glad too,” Rei said.
“Would you like to go now?” Minako asked.
“Sure,” Chibiusa replied.
“Finally we’ll have some answers,” Makoto said.
“I’ll wait here,” Mamoru said. Chibiusa grabbed his hand.
“You need to come as well,” Chibiusa said.
“Okay,” Mamoru said.
“Jupiter Power, Make Up,” Makoto called out.
“Mercury Power, Make Up,” Ami called out.
“Mars Power, Make Up,” Rei called out.
“Venus Power, Make Up,” Minako called out.
“Moon Prism Power, Make Up.” Usagi called out.
“Where to?” Moon asked.
“Remember the pier were we met?” Chibiusa asked. Moon nodded. “We need to go there.”
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At the pier, five Inner Sailor Senshi, Chibiusa, and Tuxedo Kamen stood near the water. Chibiusa pulled off her backpack, pulled out an object, the Key of Space-Time.
“Ready?” Chibiusa said. With a nod from everyone, Chibiusa lifted the Key of Space-Time and a portal appeared. One after another, everyone followed Chibiusa into the portal.
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The group exited the portal when they saw the Space-Time Door before them. Sailor Pluto, the guardian of the Gates of Time stood before them.
“Welcome to the Gates of Time, Princess Serenity,” Pluto said. “I am Sailor Pluto and I am the guardian of the Space-Time Door.”
“Hello Puu,” Chibiusa said. “I am ready to return home.”
“I know,” Pluto said. “Princess Serenity are you and your guardians ready to face the challenges ahead?”
“We are,” Moon said.
“Very well,” Pluto said. “Chibiusa can you please hand me the Key of Space-Time?” Chibiusa handed Sailor Pluto the Key of Space-Time. The Space-Time Door unlocked before them, and the group began to walk through while Pluto handed Chibiusa the Key of Space-Time. “Take care Chibiusa.”
“I will,” Chibiusa said. “Thank you Puu.” Once everyone was inside the Space-Time Door closed behind him or her.
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Everyone but Chibiusa looked behind when the Space-Time Door vanished.
“This is the Space-Time passage,” Chibiusa said. “It’ll lead us to Crystal Tokyo.”
“Wow,” Venus said. “This place is cool. She looked around in awe, and saw pendulums swinging back and forth, and many passages leading in all different directions.
“Watch where you walk,” Chibiusa said as the group continued. “If you make a misstep you can be lost in space and time.”
“This is awesome,” Mars said. Soon they came upon another Space-Time Door, which swung open when Chibiusa lifted up the Key of Space-Time.
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The group went through the Space-Time Door, which disappeared behind them. They walked over to a hill overlooking Crystal Tokyo.
“Wait, something is wrong,” Chibiusa said. “What are all these strange marks and symbols?”
“The whole feel of this area has changed,” Moon said. “It feels like evil has seeped into this area.”
“Something definitely feels strange,” Mars said. “I can feel a familiar presence altering the whole area.”
“Whatever it is it is certainly new,” Tuxedo Kamen said. “It wasn’t here the last time that we were here.” A hologram of a man appeared, and he looked oddly familiar.
“As you have already guessed Tuxedo Kamen, I am your future self. I am King Endymion.”
“Daddy,” Chibiusa said. “I’ve missed you. Where are you and mommy?”
“Your mother Neo Queen Serenity and her guardians are still keeping the Dark Moon Clan at bay,” King Endymion said.
“Wait Chibiusa is my future daughter?” Moon asked. King Endymion nodded.
“If the Dark Moon Clan is being held back,” Mercury asked. “Where are the strange marks and symbols coming from?”
“Sailor Moon,” Pluto said after she appeared before them. “This future you see here has been discovered by Xytar. He has already begun to drive his will of evil into destroying this once pure world.”
“How can that be?” Venus asked. “Xytar is attacking our present.”
“You all are now linked into Xytar’s Soul Barrier. When Esmeraude sent you here, Xytar became aware of this time period. Since your future selves are keeping the Dark Moon Clan at bay, they are unable to stop Xytar’s influence. Thus he has been able to attack this place at will,” Pluto said.
“If nothing is done soon,” King Endymion said. “This world will perish.”
“We can’t let that happen,” Jupiter said. “How can we help?”
“You must stop Prince Dimande,” King Endymion replied.
“What will happen to me? What will happen to mommy and daddy?” Chibiusa asked.
“If Prince Dimande is not stopped then this world will perish and be forever gone,” King Endymion said.
“Your parents will be fine,” Pluto said. “The love between Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion is strong. As long as that love lasts you will never vanish, Chibiusa.”
“And their future selves?” Chibiusa said.
“If nothing is done,” King Endymion said. “We will vanish into the passage of time and space.”
“Noo,” Chibiusa said. Tears filled her eyes and she ran off.
“Chibiusa,” Moon called out. She ran after her future daughter, but Chibiusa was already out of sight.
“Sailor Moon,” King Endymion said. “If you wish to learn how to stop our foe you must visit the Crystal Palace.” Moon nodded. “There you will understand how our plight began.” The hologram of King Endymion vanished.
“I must return to the Gates of Time,” Pluto said. “I wish you luck.” Sailor Pluto departed.
“What about Chibiusa?” Mars asked. “We can’t leave her alone.”
“And how do you suggest we look for her?” Tuxedo Kamen asked.
“I know we all are worried about her,” Mercury said. “The best lead we have is the Crystal Palace.”
“We can’t split up,” Jupiter said.
“Let’s learn what we can,” Venus said. “I am sure that she’ll be safe.”
“Alright,” Moon said. “We’ll check out the Crystal Palace.”
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The Inner Sailor Senshi and Tuxedo Kamen walked up the steps of the Crystal Palace. At the entrance to the palace, they saw the future Inner Sailor Senshi: Sailor Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus channeling into a barrier protecting the palace. The four seemed entranced in what they were doing.
“Come on,” Moon said. “I wish we could help them, but we have to find what King Endymion told us to look for.”
“This place is huge,” Venus said in awe. The group slowly began to walk inside the main hall of the palace.
“We have to find out how this all started,” Mercury said, “if we want to help save Crystal Tokyo.” They came across Chibiusa’s room.
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Chibiusa sat on the ground. Tears filled her eyes. “Mommy. Daddy. I don’t want to lose you,” sniffled Chibiusa. Large trees were all around her.
A single green leaf fell next to her. Picking up the leaf, she looked at it. She heard a twig snap.
“Who’s there?” Chibiusa asked. She saw a man in a hood. “Who are you?”
“I am called Wiseman,” Wiseman said. “I know all about how you lost the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho. Your parents would be very upset at you if they found out. I can help you return everything back to normal.”
“You’d do that for me?” Chibiusa asked. Wiseman nodded while underneath his hood, he cracked out an evil smile.
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“Let’s take a look inside,” Mars suggested. They all walked inside. A bed with pink sheets sat in the left side of the room. A medium sized desk stood next to it. On the other side near the door was a large closet. Posters of every Senshi filled the walls of the room. Jupiter walked over to the desk and saw a diary. She opened it up and began to read it.
“I think I’ve found a clue,” Jupiter said. Her friends and Tuxedo Kamen walked over to her.
“Let’s see it,” Moon said. Jupiter handed Moon the diary, which Moon began to read aloud. “Mommy and daddy gave me a diary this morning. We took a walk out in the woods…”
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Usagi Small Lady Serenity’s Diary: The Forest Walk

Mommy, daddy and I walked in the forest outside Crystal Tokyo. They were holding hands, and stared into each other’s eyes. I ran, bounced, and skipped around. I was very happy to spend time with mommy and daddy.
“Slow down,” Mommy said. I, however, continued to run around until I tripped over a rock. I fell onto the ground, and scraped my knee. It hurt so much and I cried. Daddy was about to move over and pick me up, but then mother stopped him.
The two continued their walk. I sat on the ground staring up at my parents. Tears filled my eyes before I stood back up. (Do they not love me?)

End
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“…That’s the first entry,” Moon said. She flipped a page. “Wait there is more. Want me to read it?”
“Sure,” Tuxedo Kamen said.
“We might get some hints,” Mercury said.
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Usagi Small Lady Serenity’s Diary: Maboroshi no Ginzuisho

I snuck into the room that housed the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho one day.
“No one will mind if I take a quick look at it,” I said. I picked up the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho, and began to play with it. I played with it for a while and when I placed it on the altar, it accidentally slipped from my hands and went flying into a well and out of sight.
“Oh no I lost Mom’s heirloom,” I said. “What am I going to do? I am going to be in a lot of trouble.”
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A day later, I was playing in my room when I saw the four Inner Sailor Senshi walk to the throne room. I followed them and hid when they reached the throne room.
“Neo Queen Serenity,” Venus said. “The Black Moon Clan is attacking.”
“We’ll have to stop them quickly,” Mommy said. She and her guardians followed her. I followed them to the room containing the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho. I hid behind the door.
“No,” Mercury said. “It is not here.”
“Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, erect a force field outside the palace. All we can do now is keep the enemy from doing further harm,” Mommy said.
“I wonder what could have happened to it,” Jupiter said.
“We’ll stop them,” Mars said. The four Inner Senshi began to walk off towards the palace entrance.
“I’ll have to channel my power into keeping the enemy from doing further damage,” Mommy said. I ran back to my room. I lost the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho and it was entirely my fault.
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Several days later my friend Sailor Pluto came to visit me in my room.
“Puu,” I said. “Where is mommy?”
“Your mother and her guardians are keeping the Dark Moon Clan occupied. We may not be able to stop them without the Maboroshi no Ginzuisho to aid us. Your mother has ordered me to send you back into the past to keep you safe.”
“I’m scared,” I said. Tears filled my eyes.
“I know,” Pluto said. “I’ll keep you safe I promise. Here is a gift.” She handed me a small round black cat. “It’s called Luna-P and it’ll aid you.”
“Thank you,” I said.
“Here is the Key of Space-Time,” Pluto said. “When you want to return you can use it. Do not let anyone take that key from you.”
“I understand,” I said.
“Be strong,” Sailor Pluto said. She handed the two items to me. “Your mother will find some way to stop our foes.”

End
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“…That’s the second entry,” Moon said. “That is all that has been written.”
“Well at least we understand how it all happened,” Mars said.
“We should find Chibiusa,” Jupiter said. “I am worried about her.”
“I hope she is safe,” Venus said.
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The group made their way out of the Crystal Palace and began to walk down the steps. When they were a short distance from the palace, they felt a chill in the air. They heard an evil laugh and looked up and they saw a woman.
“Welcome Sailor Moon,” the woman said. Her eyes glowed red with evil.
“Her voice,” Moon said. “No it can’t be.”
“Her voice sounds like Chibiusa’s,” Tuxedo Kamen said.
“Is it really her?” Jupiter asked.
“Yes,” Mars replied. “Her ki feels very familiar but, she’s been corrupted by the Black Moon Clan.”
“My Supercomputer confirms that she is Chibiusa. I am sorry,” Mercury said.
“We’ll free her from the spell they have used,” Venus said.
“I am no longer Chibiusa. I am free from your corruptions. I am called the Black Lady, and I will kill you all,” Black Lady said. The Sailor Senshi and Tuxedo Kamen fell to their knees from the shock.
“No,” cried Moon. “What could have happened to her?” Tears fell down her face.
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Extras:

When I wrote Chapter Seven: Friends I also thought up ideas for Chapter Eight and Nine. I was thinking of doing something along the lines of an enemy droid invading Chibiusa's dreams. I almost called Chapter Nine Dreams. I however, changed my mind and Esmeraude's fate in my story turned out a lot different than I first planned. On another note, I originally intended for the Inner Sailor Senshi to eat pizza after the battle with General Savaski. My Editor: Jimbocat pointed out that it would seem unlikely anyone would actually eat after such a battle. Other reasons helped solidify the choice to remove it from the chapter. I have thus decided to add it under extras in the story.
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Note:

These extra scenes have remained unedited by Jimbocat to preserve how they were after my own edits.
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Scene One:

"Yawn," Makoto said half asleep. "Why does our enemy have to strike so late?"
"Actually," Ami said to her friends early in morning. "The time zone difference means it is around midday at Madison, Wisconsin."
"We're going to the United States?" Minako asked. Ami nodded.
"After we take care of our foe," Usagi said while looking around at the Hikawa Shrine. "We can have a midday midnight snack of pizza."
"Didn't take our enemy long to strike at all," Rei said. "The last attack was only two days ago."
"Everyone ready?" Usagi called out.
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Scene Two:

"Looks like we'll have to intervene," Uranus said as the three watched the battle end hopelessly for the Inner Sailor Senshi.
"They came close," Pluto said atop a building. "This new general is a lot stronger than the last two. I had hoped to avoid interfering but we have little choice." The three jumped down landing within striking range. "Sailor Neptune?"
"Right," Neptune replied. "Deep Submerge." Lifting her arms above her head for a second before lifting them down. A ball of blue energy shaped as the planet Neptune flew off towards General Savaski. The water splashed him dousing him, disrupting his Earth Reuniting Attack, and the water doused the unconscious Senshi with water awakening them up.
Uranus hurried towards General Savaski not giving him. She threw a punch knocking him in the air.
"Ah what an unexpected surprise. I yield this battle to you," General Savaski said in midair. "I will, however, be back."
"You are not getting away," Jupiter said.
"I will aide you in your retreat, General Savaski," Xytar's voice echoed across the world. A large bubble formed around General Savaski. "You can depart for the castle."
"Yes my Lord," General Savaski said. He vanished from sight.
"Again?" Mars asked. "And just when things were getting good. Guess we'll have to square off another day." She turned to face the three Outer Senshi.
"You have our thanks," The Inner Sailor Senshi chirped.
"You are welcome," Uranus said.
"You all fought bravely," Neptune said.
"Is everyone alright?" Pluto asked.
"Yea," Mercury replied.
"Care to join us for a late meal?" Venus asked.
"Nah," Pluto said. "We're heading back." A portal appeared and Uranus, Pluto, and Neptune vanished.
"So anyone up for some pizza?" Moon asked.
"Sure," Mars replied. "I am hungry."
"How are we going to pay?" Jupiter asked.
"I exchanged some money a day ago in Tokyo," Mercury said.
"Really," Venus said. "Awesome. Thanks."
The five Sailor Senshi began to walk down the street, when the shattered changed battleground of small mountains, craters, and sharp rocks descended back into the earth. They looked around noticing the damage done was serious. A snapped telephone pole lay broken on the cracked streets and sidewalks. Many buildings within the one hundred meters were destroyed and crumpled.
"The damage done is severe," Jupiter said.
"We won the battle," Mars said.
"Xytar is already beginning to reign down his destructiveness across our planet," Venus said.
"I think our battle with him has taken a swift decisive turn," Mercury said.
"We won't let him win," Moon said. "That is all there is to it. We'll stop him." They turned around and walked over to a small pizza shop, when a little girl ran up to them followed by a woman.
"Yay," the girl said. "You stopped the bad guy." Moon knelt down.
"What's your name?" Moon asked.
"Shirley Harris," Shirley replied. A young woman walked up to the group.
"Sorry for the intrusion," Agatha said. "My name is Agatha Bennett, and many of us here have had a rough time the last couple of days. That evil man murdered her parents. He also killed my son. I decided to take care of her since she lost her parents."
"No worries," Mars said. "I am sorry to hear about what he did."
"I hope he won't attack here anytime soon," Venus said.
"I wish you the best of luck," Agatha said. "Come along now. We still have to get our food for lunch."
"Bye," Shirley said. Agatha grabbed her hand, and the two walked off.
"Pizza time?" Jupiter asked.
"Yea," Mercury said. The group entered the pizza shop, and ordered their food. After the group ate. They left the restaurant.
"Senshi Teleport," Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury called out in unison outside the pizza shop. They arrived at the Hikawa Shrine.
"I am worn out," Mercury said.
"Yea me too," agreed Mars.
"I am glad that the we got help," Jupiter said.
"Me too," Venus said.
"Later all," Moon said. "I am going to sleep now and relax. Glad we have today off from school." After everyone said goodbye each Senshi walked off towards their home.