Here I am, excited like a child. I can't believe I'm writing again about Haruka & Michiru, but it seems like it can't be helped :P
This story takes place after Haruka accepted her duty as Sailor Uranus.
Please, read and review. And tell me about any mistakes. I'm not an english native speaker.
It had been a long, sleepless night. Memories of that very day still playing in her mind... the race, then that boy turning into a youma, her henshin pen appearing right before her, Michiru preventing her from touching it, transforming into Sailor Neptune to fight the enemy. Her sacrifice and confession... that was what brought her to made up her mind, stop running away and face her duty as Sailor Uranus.
All those nightmares she had always refused to accept, were now haunting her. Now she knew it was a vision of a future they had to prevent, fulfilling their mission, whatever it was. Would they be able to do that? Would she be able to match up with her skillful partner?
Those thoughts kept Haruka tossing and turning in her bed all night long. When she got up in the morning and looked herself in the mirror, she looked into tired teal eyes, with dark circles beneath them. Her hair was ruffled.
She felt exhausted and yet determined. She didn't regret her choice, not for a second. It was the right thing to do, what she was supposed to do and most of all, wanted to.
When the doorbell rang, Haruka almost jumped, too lost in her world.
"Who the hell..?" she blurted, moving towards the door. It was a Sunday morning, didn't people sleep on Sunday?
She was ready to dismiss any intruder, but the person Haruka found in front of the door left her speechless. "Michiru.. san?"
"Good morning, Haruka-san. Did I wake you?" the aqua-haired girl asked politely, looking at the mess of her partner's hair and the pajama the tall blond was still wearing. A light smile playing on her lips.
"Oh, not at all. Please, come in." and she moved aside, cursing herself for letting her partner catch her off guard.
"A cup of coffee?" she ventured, following Michiru in the small sitting room.
"Yes, please." the sea beauty answered while looking around.
"Make yourself at ease."
Minutes later, they were sitting on the couch with two steaming cups.
"Did you sleep well?" Michiru's voice was so soft that Haruka almost missed her words. She wondered whether to tell the truth or act nonchalantly. Then she decided for the truth. "Not really. Too many thoughts to deal with."
"I thought so..." was her serious reply, almost apprehensive.
"I'll catch up. I'm the fastest runner, remember?" Haruka replied more to Michiru's benefit then her own satisfaction.
Something that the young violinist seemed to understand. "Arigatou. For everything. I've been alone in this fight for quite a long and now.. now everything has changed. There are things we need to discuss."
"I'm listening." Haruka's voice sounded too serious even to her. Why was she feeling so nervous? It was the first time she felt uneasy around a girl.
"First of all, we need to train. You're good in sports, but fighting a youma is something even more challenging. I know you will learn fast and that's why we need to spend time together, learning to know each other. Living together could help us a lot."
"I see..." she murmured, then with a startled look: "Nani?"
Did she hear right? Living together? It was all too fast, even for a racer.
"Does it bother you?"
"No." and it was true. The young racer had always loved to be free, boundless and yet the idea of spend more time with Michiru made her feel... happy? Relieved? Excited?
She performed one of her best charming smile: "Gomen, Michiru-san. It's all so sudden, but I would be happy to live with you."
Was it a bit too explicit..?
Michiru seemed to have the same thought and her soft giggles caught Haruka off guard – again. Did the aqua-haired girl even imagine how beautiful she was when smiling?
"Ara.. are you trying to seduce me?"
Could the charmer become the charmed one? Because that was exactly how Haruka was feeling, something that never happened before and that was now making her blush lightly.
Haruka vs Michiru: 0 – 1
"Would it be that bad if I do?" there, the perfect reply. Her self confidence back again.
It was now Michiru's turn to hesitate, just for a moment. So, even the elegant violinist had some weak points, something she didn't usually show to others.
Haruka vs Michiru: 1 – 1
"Who knows..." the aqua-haired girl said with an enigmatic smile. Something Haruka would have learned lo love and hate at the same time
"There's another matter..."
"Whether we sleep together or not?" there again, she would have never let her partner get to her so easily again... – the tall blonde couldn't even imagine what was awaiting her.
"Two beds and two bedroom will work out fine." the violinist replied with an amused smile. Haruka was such a teaser. No wonder many girls fell in love with the 'handsome' Tenoh Haruka. "I was talking about school. We need to transfer to a new one."
"Because we need to spend more time together and... I've felt something strange around that school. Something.. wrong."
"Our enemies?" Haruka asked in a serious tone.
"I'm not sure..."
"...and that's why we need to investigate. Okay, which school is it?" the young racer was quickly catching up with all the news, as Michiru noticed.