Sailor Moon Fan Fiction ❯ Shades of Purple ❯ Everything You Do ( Chapter 6 )
"Hey, Princess!" I sat some bags down on the counter. "I brought you something."
"Ooooo!" she got excited. "When did you go home?"
"Just for a few hours today. I wanted to grab some stuff, and I found this and thought you might like it."
I handed her a shiny orange geode with a cute cartoon bunny sticking out of it. I had gotten it from a gift shop back home years ago. Serenity really loved bunnies so I thought she'd enjoy it.
"I love it!" she grasped it in her hands. "Aww, it's so cute! Thanks Venus!"
"Not a problem. Also feel free to go through this makeup bag. I had so much back home that I hardly even use anymore."
She set the gem down on the table and looked up at me. "I miss you. I feel like I never see you anymore."
"I know… I miss you too. We should plan a catch-up session sometime soon."
"Can't tonight. I have a date with Kunzite."
"You two are so cute. I can't even get upset that he's the reason I don't see you. It's so good to see you both making each other happy."
"I'm sorry. I don't mean to seem like I'm ditching you for him. What about tomorrow afternoon? We could make cookies and experiment with all this makeup, like the good old days."
"Sounds good! I can't wait to hear all about your relationship," she winked.
Tomorrow afternoon came. Serenity and I were making cookie dough and relentlessly eating chocolate chips to "taste test."
"So how are things with Endymion?"
"Great as always. Between you and me, I think he's gonna propose sometime soon! He's been dropping hints and trying to keep it a secret. He doesn't realize I'm picking up on it and it's adorable. I love that man."
"Just make sure you act surprised as ever and make it convincing. Knowing him, he'll plan something extravagant for popping the question."
"Oh I know that. Also…" she started to speak in her "I need to ask something of you" voice.
"What?" I answered in my "all right, what do you want?" voice.
"Marriage is exciting, but the logistics will be a bit complicated for us. See, we obviously can't choose to live on either the moon or Earth full-time, since we're needed in both places. So we talked hypothetically and figured out a plan where we'd alternate places every week, ruling them both together. However… during the times we're on Earth, someone will need to fill my place. My mother takes care of mostly everything right now, so it won't be a hard job. But I figured since you're my head guardian and know what it's like to be in charge of your own kingdom at home…"
"You want me to fill your shoes every other week."
"Pretty please? I'll be your best friend!"
"I'm already your best friend."
"You'll be my super-mega-ultra best friend. Please Venus, I don't know how we would make marriage work otherwise. Endymion's going to ask the same thing of his men for when he's here."
I let out a sigh. This was only a tentative plan and it wouldn't be happening for a while. "Fine. I will consider it. It all depends on where Kunzite and I are by then too."
She leapt up and hugged me. "Thank you! You won't regret it." She let go and went back to eating chocolate chips.
"So…" she began in that classic suggestive tone. "You and Kunzite?"
I smiled and looked down, as to avoid revealing my blush too much. "He's amazing. He just really gets me, ya know? He can be so sweet and gentle, and also really strong and bold. And not to mention, he has the ability to keep up with my sarcasm and puts up with my stupid little fits that I have every so often *cough* like the concert. I never thought I'd ever meet a man like that."
"Awww," she began so flail her hands a little. "That's the best! I am forever a cheerleader for this relationship. I can tell he loves you from the way he looks at you."
"I love him too." I looked up at the ceiling and chuckled a little. "It's so weird to say that. I've only ever used the word 'love' in the context of loving my family or loving you all here. I've never loved a man before Kunzite."
"Isn't it a magical feeling?"
"It… yeah, you could say that. I just… can't help it. Everything he does makes my heart happy."
It had already been a long day, and it was only noon. Queen Serenity had opened up the palace to residents of the moon to come in and take a tour, and I was given the most responsibilities. I was a tour guide for a while, and then a greeter, and then a receptionist. Some of the people who came in were so… frustrating, to say the least. There were handfuls of angry women, claiming they thought it was a free event when in reality it was a fundraiser for a charity Endymion had told the queen about. There were little kids who were loud and obnoxious and kept making messes that I always had to go clean up, whether it was knocking stuff down or spilling their drinks all over the place. Not to mention, there were also a few creepy, middle-aged men who would relentlessly flirt with me in a demeaning way and made comments that I'd rather not repeat. Needless to say, I had just about enough of people for the day. But it was still early…
At noon we were able to take an hour break, which was much needed. I was gathering up the money and getting it all put away, which took some time after the others had left. In the silence I heard the voice of my favorite person from behind me.
I turned around and instantly became happy to find Kunzite there. He was holding a small plastic box. "I figured you could use this right about now."
I opened the box and found it full of all my favorite sushi from my favorite restaurant on Earth. I set it down and excitedly jumped up and hugged him.
"You are the best!"
"Anything for my beautiful goddess." He leaned down and kissed me.
"How are you here right now? I thought Endymion had a meeting going on that you had to be there for?"
"I managed to get away early. I knew you were dreading this day, so I wanted to see you and do what I could to make it more bearable."
"What a gentleman," I winked as I took him by the arm. "Well, kind sir, shall we?"
We sat down and began eating the sushi. I devoured my portion, no longer concerned about being composed and graceful while eating in front of him. He looked at me so lovingly even in those moments, which I didn't understand, but I didn't fight it either. I loved that look.
I began telling him about all of the obnoxious people I had to deal with. "There were so many times I really wanted to throw my pen in their faces and just walk away and quit this job. They were really pissing me off, especially those men," I put the chopsticks down for a moment and looked into his loving eyes. "But at the same time, I felt kind of sad for them. Their view of the world and people, especially women, is so deluded. They could be great, decent people if they got over that. I felt like I should've said or done something, instead of just getting all angry and secretly wanting to punch and scream at them."
Kunzite took my hand into his. "Venus, there is no reason to feel as if you have failed. It is important to do and say what you can and not to waste opportunities to be a light to people, but don't get down on yourself if that doesn't happen. God knows the way into their hearts better than you or I, or anyone else ever could."
I looked up at him and tried to make a cute face. "You're good with words."
He leaned in to kiss my cheek. "You will be fine the rest of the day. You can do this. When it's all over, I will pick you up and take you somewhere special tonight. Just hold tight until then."
Even though people were still people, the rest of the work day was a lot easier for me. Kunzite made me so happy that afternoon and I couldn't stop smiling at just the thought of him. I couldn't wait for the shift to be over.
He showed up right on the dot to pick me up and was waiting outside the palace for me. We teleported back to Earth and began walking to the special place he was talking about.
We passed through a park. "Ooo, a pretty park. Is this the special thing?"
"Not yet. We'll be there soon." He handed me a rose.
"Aw, it's beautiful! Is this the special thing?"
He laughed. "Patience is a virtue, my love."
I decided to keep being ridiculous since it was amusing him. "Whoa, a rabbit! Is that the special thing?"
We walked past a rowdy skatepark. "Hey, skateboarders! Is that the special thing?"
"Yes, that's it. You saw the skaters. Date's over," he joked.
I started to hear faint music that increased in volume the more we walked. Soon enough we came to a huge, gorgeous lake. Turns out the music was coming from a small outdoor concert on the other side of it, where an unfamiliar band was playing peaceful acoustic music. It soothed my mind.
I turned to him, now in a calmer state. "Kunzite, this is amazing."
The wind rustled his large cape as he turned and extended his hand to me. "May I have this dance?"
He held me close as we swayed along with the music and the light breeze. I closed my eyes and went into a trance.
From the moment you looked at me, and ever since you called my name… you've been everything that I've seen. And now I'm caught up in this game.
"I've missed this," he said. I moved back a little to look up at him. "We haven't done this since the day we met."
"Yeah," I smiled. "And there's no creepy guy to rescue me from this time."
"I much prefer these circumstances," he smiled. The moonlight shone on his face as he leaned in to kiss me. My heart started beating faster. This was the most incredible night of my life. The music kept playing, making the moment more magical. I love him so much.
Everything you do,
And everything you say,
Makes me wanna go ooooh-oh-oh-ohhh
He looked down at me.
"Is everything all right?"
"I just want to thank you for tonight. In the least cheesy terms possible, I love you. No matter what happens."
"I feel the same way," he held me closer. "Every moment."
A/N: Writing in song lyrics can be awkward sometimes, JS lol