The Truth about the Past: Deterioration of the Future
*discaimler: I do not own any sailor moon characters in this, accept the new ones…which you will find out. P.S. If i am bad at this or done anything wrong let me know. First story so kinda nervous. Lemme know what your thinkin? Feel free to give me a review!
PART ONE: WHEN IT ALL FALLS APART
Serena's 18th birthday is coming up, and the rest of the girls are nearing the end of their graduating year. Rini and Diana the cat returned to the future, with Sailor Saturn to accompany her for the time being so she would have a friend. Artemis and Luna reveal that as far as they know and since they've talked to Sailor Pluto (keeping an eye on the outer worlds and future), in which it has been a while since they last did; believe that there are no further threats of the Dark Moon. Darien has been studying at a nearby university, staying close to Serena and the gang. Today they are meeting at Ray's house, or temple, conversing of what the future brings.
Luna, looking at Artemis with a stern yet excited look, addresses the girls, "It's to be brought to our attention girls that as far as we can tell all of the evil in this world has been rid of."
A look of surprise suddenly takes over all of the scouts faces. Mina, also known as Sailor Venus, speaks up, "We'll that's amazing, but how do we know for sure?"
Amy, Sailor Mercury, thinking about the future, specifically academically, says, "How do we avoid separating the sailor scouts if we all want to study different things in university?"
Ray agrees, "Amy is right, I mean what's going to happen in our future, and how is this whole Neo-Moon, Crystal Tokyo stuff work?"
Artemis replies, "That's just what we are here to talk about, it was around this time that Serena and Darien, if we were in the Moon Kingdom, would be getting ready to wed."
Luna retorts, "Now Artemis that was very upfront of you…however it is true. I think it's time we start to bring the Moon Kingdom back to its former glory, or should I say Crystal Tokyo!"
Leta, confused, says, "Well how do we do all that, I mean I get Serena and Darien are in love, and there probably is no more evil, but how do we get this all to span out?"
"Hey Serena don't you have anything to say about this?" asks Mina.
"Yea come on meat-ball head, you've been quiet this whole time! Speak up Serena!" yells Ray.
"..Its just that Darien hasn't been talking to me that much, and he said something the other day that scared me…." Serena said in a meek tone.
The girls all look at each other in concern. Amy speaks up, "Well Serena what is it, we can probably figure out a logical explanation for it all?"
"Yea, I'm sure nothings up; I mean the guy is pretty busy finishing up his work for his job. I'm sure he's got a lot on his mind!" says Leta, reassuring Serena.
"I'm sure you're right, its just he's been having dreams again…" says Serena.
** Flash Back **
Serena and Darien are in his condo. Serena is leaning her head on Dariens shoulder on his couch looking off in the distance at the starlit sky.
"Oh Darien, isn't this wonderful! Just me and you and the moon!"
"That's all you have to say!" Serena replied slightly taken back.
"Oh sorry Serena, you know ive had a lot on my mind lately."
"Like what?" Serena looked up to him, expecting him to say something in terms of their relationship, as she let her head float up in the clouds.
"Well actually ive been having dreams again…" Darien bent forward placing his hand on his head resting it on his knee.
"Oh like what kind of dreams?" Serena asked, still thinking with her heart.
"Well like the ones before when our future selves sent them to us."
"Oh! They were more like nightmares!"
"You don't think that there could be something wrong with the future!"
"No.. I mean it could..its just their not the same… and I don't here his voice."
"Well what are they like?"
"You wont like it Serena…"
"Oh come on Darien, tell me, ill be there for you!"
"Well remember the dream I used to have of the moon princess when she needed help…"
"Me? Oh yes, I remember."
"And then the other ones where our marriage fails and you…you…"
** end flash back**
"Serena! HELLO?" Rei yells at Serena.
"Sorry.." Serena answers, snapping out of her flashback.
"So were they like those dreams he had that King Endymion from the future sent?" asks Mina.
Serena looks down in sadness and confusion. "I don't know, he says they seem different and they scare him. He doesn't know what to make of them."
Luna, concerned pipes up asking "Well what did they contain Serena?"
"…Serena?" Artemis asks when she stays quiet.
"Well," she tries to put an un-worried smile on her face but the scouts can tell she's just pretending. She continues, "He says that I'm in his dream, but when he reaches out to touch me, he … hurts me. He told me it was like as if I was allergic to him, or like a negative energy releases from him and I crumble in pain. I run away from him, and eventually fall down…like I die or something. He's scared and when he comes to help me, I fade away. Then things change. He sees a window with a silhouette of a girl in it, and she's asking for his help, like the moon princess used too….except she's not me…." Serena's words are muffled with her cries.
Mina worried asks, "What do you mean she's not you?"
"Come on Serena we have to figure this out? Calm down and tell us okay?" asks Ray, for once seeming actually concerned and not sarcastic.
"…*sniff, sniff *…okay..." Serena replies. "Back when Darien didn't know he was even Tuxedo Mask, he told me he had a dream of the Moon Princess who asked him to help her be free again...but now…..*sniff , sniff* … he's seeing some other girl in his dreams. WAHHHHH!"
"Well Serena, I think you may be over thinking this too much. It may be that another princess is in need of our help. And maybe it might bring us some danger? That is why you are seen getting hurt" coaxes Luna.
Suddenly Michelle and Amara barge in to Ray's room.
"We got here as soon as we could!" Amara says.
"We have a message from Sailor Pluto!" exclaims Michelle.
Luna responds, since all the other girls seem still stunned from all the happenings occurring at this single meeting, "Well girls come in and inform us!"
Michelle takes out her mirror, (her special power as an outer-senshi) and places it on the table. Suddenly an apparition of Sailor Pluto appears above the mirror as if being projected from it. The girls look in awe.
"Nice to see you again girls, however I do not know if we are under nice circumstances" says Pluto.
Artemis, in a stern voice says, "What is going on Sailor Pluto? What do you need us for?"
Pluto responds, "Well there are some weird happenings in the future of Tokyo. For one small lady seems as if she is getting sick, which never seems to happen in this day and age."
Mina interrupts, "Well why is it weird to be getting sick?"
Michelle answers for Pluto, "In the future everything is good and pure, and sickness is therefore rare, plus the moon royalty have been known for their healing powers and ability to live long and healthy."
"She is right." Pluto agrees, "And that's not it. I know I informed you that there seems to be no disturbances in regards to the Dark Moon, however something has appeared. I don't know what it is, or should I say what they are…"
What does 'they' refer to?" Leta asks.
Pluto responds, "Well dark planet like objects have been appearing around the universe, not only in the future, but in the present as well. However judging by your reactions it seems they have not been identified. It doesn't surprise me, as I barely noticed them myself, as their dark appearance makes them hard to recognize in the dark space. They seem to be orbiting some of the planets."
Amy astonished exclaims, "It's impossible for new planets, or even small planets to pop up out of nowhere, its not logical!"
Serena pipes in, "Will Rini be okay?"
Pluto looks at Serena with reassuring eyes, "They are doing everything they can to keep her healthy, right now its nothing compared to a cold but we are making sure in every way she is alright."
Luna, who had been quiet for quite a while makes an inquiry, "Does this mean that we may have a new evil on our hands Sailor Pluto?"
Pluto looks at Luna with concerned expression, "It is possible. So far they haven't done anything, but some of them are emitting strong negative energy forces. For that reason I think you should keep your in your time frame and focus as of now on being aware of any threat that may come up. I would help you but as of now I think its best that I make sure the portals are clear of any intruders. I have to leave now but if I come up with any more information then I will let you know."
Artemis replies, "Thank you Pluto."
Serena, suddenly yells, "Wait!"
Pluto asks, "What is it Princess?"
Serena, without any hesitation asks, "Has future Prince Endymion sent any more dreams to Darien at all lately for any reason?
Pluto responds, "No, not that I am aware of. We have been too busy with Rini and other problems occurring in the future. There would be no reason as far as we are concerned. Did that help you Serena?"
"…yes, it did. Thank you Pluto." Serena answers with an uncertainty to her voice.
Pluto leaves the table and disappears from the mirror. Everyone looks perplexed and worried, especially Serena who now has three problems haunting her mind. They all look to Luna and Artemis for any answer.
Luna looks to Artemis and then to the girls, "I don't know…"
"You don't know what?" they all ask.
Luna replies, in a slightly quivering voice, "I don't know who this new power can be. We have defeated all enemies that we know of since your mothers time Serena. I am empty of any answer … this is dangerous." She looks to Artemis with worried eyes, "We are blind in this. I am afraid this could be our most difficult battle yet…"