A Second Chance

By

Nicole

Summary: A thousand years passed since Queen Beryl destroyed the peace and killed the ten Warriors and Sailor Scouts who were unprepared for such a war. Will these five soul mates find each other again before the evil comes back? Or will Beryl and Meratia win again?

A Second Chance

Chapter 1: Stuck in the Rain

In an examination room at a clinic sat a young man with short blue hair, a few locks hanging over his eyes, while the rest of his hair was being held up with a headband around his head. He had on a pair of sneakers, blue jeans, and a dark blue zip up sweater. On his left arm was a white cast. He was waiting patiently for the doctor while there was a figure standing in the corner.

There was another young man with blond hair, a lock of it fell over his right eye, but the blue haired teenager could see the anger in the indigo colored eye he could see. He had on a pair of black shoes, khakis pants, a light green t-shirt, and a navy blue jacket.

Rowen Hashiba was tracing over the linings of his cast, trying not to look at his best friend, Sage Date. "Sage, will you knock it off already?" Rowen demanded

"How about telling the truth for once in your life?" Sage answered

Rowen shot his friend a glare. "This isn't your concern," he muttered, "You just had to drop me off you didn't have to come in here."

"Why? I'll be sitting in the waiting room of the emergency room again in a few weeks," Sage answered.

The blue haired teen shot his friend another glare before the door opened. "Hello, hello," the doctor greeted, "Rowen and Sage, how are you boys doing today?"

"Could be better," Sage answered.

"I'm must ready to get this cast off," Rowen commented.

Dr. Kimura chuckled lightly. "Of course, you know, Rowen, if you would stop with your daredevil ideas I wouldn't have to remove so many casts," he commented. Sage just rolled his eyes, staring out the window while the doctor and the technician removed the cast on the teen's arm.

After the appointment, the two friends walked over to Sage's car. "Sage, do me a favor," Rowen told him.

"What?" Sage asked.

"Don't try lecturing me about being honest about anything. Have you spoken to Lita yet?" he asked.

Sage stared at him with a glare. Lita was his best friend that moved in with him and his family when she was five after her parents were killed in a tragic plane crash. The blond teen opened the door to his car. "What I'm going through at home is nothing compared to what you're going through," Sage answered, "And the fact you're lying about it." Rowen glared at him as he slammed the door closed to Sage's car and then turned on his heel. "Where are you going?" Sage demanded.

"Somewhere that's not sitting in a car with you," Rowen answered.

"You're running because you know I'm right when I keep saying that if you keep defending your dad I'm going to be identifying a dead body than picking up my best friend from the emergency room!" Sage called out to him.

Sage shook his head slowly before he got into his car and drove off.

Rowen walked up the steps to the library, letting out a deep breath as he opened the door and went inside. He could hear thunder rolling in the distance. He pushed his hair from his eyes before he went over to his favorite part of the library and grabbed a book. Sitting a table he opened it and started to read.

As the rain started to fall and the thunder began to rumble, Rowen just sat at his table with his book. Hearing the door open to the library, he looked up and his heart literally stopped in his chest.

A girl with knee-length blond hair in pigtails, two buns on the top of her head, wearing loafers, knee high socks, and a school uniform rushed in completely soaked to the bone. She was shivering from the fact it was raining outside, but he could see that her eyes were red from crying.

Getting up from his chair, he made his way over to her. "Hey," he called to her quietly, making her look up, "Are you okay?"

"Yeah, I just…silly me got stuck in the rain," she answered, sniffing.

Thinking quickly, Rowen grabbed his jacket that was hanging off the back of the chair and wrapped it around her, rubbing her arms to warm her up. "Thank you," she said softly.

"Here, sit down," he answered in a whisper to not disturb the library.

She sat down, still sniffling when he grabbed a tissue box from a desk. "You're so sweet, I don't even know your name," she said in a whisper.

"I'm Rowen," he answered, holding his hand out to her.

The girl smiled as she slipped her hand into his and the young man froze when he felt a shock rush up his arm. "I'm Serena," she said softly.

Arriving home, Sage was sitting in the driveway staring at his parents' house. Frowning, he leaned forward and rested his forehead against the steering wheel. "What a nightmare," he muttered under his breath. He jumped when he heard a knock on his window and saw his best friend, Lita, standing there with a smile on her face.

She had chocolate brown hair tied up in a high ponytail, emerald green eyes, she had on a pair of white tennis shoes, blue jeans, and a white long-sleeved shirt. She was just grinning at him. "Are you going to come in or stay in there all night?" she quipped her slight husky voice.

Sage just smirked as he opened the door, getting out. He took the umbrella from her hand, covering them both from the rain. "How did it go with Rowen?" she asked.

"Same old, running away instead of facing his dad again," he replied.

She let out a sigh, shaking her head slowly. "Hey, Lita," he called to her, making her stop and look at him, "Can I talk to you later? It's kind of important."

"Sure, you know it," she answered before they went into the house.

They removed their shoes by the door and Sage hung up his jacket while Lita put the umbrella away. "Dinner's ready you two," Mrs. Date told the two of them. Sage had Lita go first and followed behind her.

They were sitting at the table and Sage was filling his plate with food. "Smells good," he commented.

"Lita made all of it," Mrs. Date said smiling.

Sage gave his friend a smile. "Then I know it'll be good," he answered. Lita smiled, then everyone fell silent as they were eating the meal.

"This is good," Mr. Date commented.

Sage saw his mother's eyes shine as she looked at Lita. "Now I know we made the right decision," she answered. Lita furrowed her brow curiously.

"Decision?" she asked.

Sage's face paled. "Mom, don't," he insisted. Lita looked around the table confused.

"Am I missing something?" she asked.

"You haven't told her yet?" Mr. Date demanded.

"You guys just told me this morning…I really hadn't had a chance to tell her," Sage answered.

Lita began to feel frustrated. "Tell me what? What's going on?" she demanded. Mrs. Date stared at the young woman.

"We have arranged it so when you and Sage are ready, you two are going to be married," she answered smiling as if this were the greatest news in the world.

Lita's mouth almost hit the table and Sage put his head in his hands. "Married?!" she exclaimed, standing up from her chair, "But…but…but Sage and I are only 16!"

"That's why we said when you two are ready," Mrs. Date answered.

Lita looked over at Sage. "You knew about this?" she asked.

"They literally told me when I got up this morning I hadn't…" he started to say when Lita pushed her chair back.

"Excuse me," she murmured before walking away.

Sage looked at his parents. "Well…that went well," he muttered.

"If you had told her ahead of time this wouldn't have been such a shock," Mrs. Date stated.

"Mom…you told me when I got up this morning, I'm still trying to digest what you guys did!" he answered.

"Don't shout at your mother," Mr. Date scolded his son.

Sage stared at his parents, standing up. "Where are you going?" Mr. Date demanded.

"To find my fiancé I guess," he replied as he tossed his napkin on the table and went to find Lita.

Lita was sitting outside, not caring that it was raining and thundering outside. "Lita!" Sage called out.

"You stay away from me!" she snapped as she got up and went to walk away.

Sage went after her. "Lita! I just found out this morning, I swear! I was going to tell you but my parents didn't give me a chance," he insisted when thunder rumbled over their heads.

"I don't want this, you're my best friend Sage and I love you as such but I can't do this. I can't get married when I haven't even graduated school!" she exclaimed.

Sage stared at her as Lita stared at him. "It's never going to happen is it? My dreams of owning my own restaurant and cooking my own recipes will never happen now will it? Your family expects me to just smile and nod as I get married at 16?" she demanded, "My life is over before it's even begun!"

"Hey!" he answered, grabbing her arm when she went to run away.

Lita tried to shove his hand off her arm, but he held onto her other wrist with his other hand. "Lita, I promise you that this doesn't change your dreams. Even if it means I make the money working three jobs I will send you to school. You will own your own restaurant," he assured her.

The young woman felt like her whole world was crumbling around her and she sat on the ground trying to regain her sanity. "Sage…what do we do?" she asked. Sage sat beside her on the ground.

"Well, we could get out of the rain," he answered, making her roll her eyes and shoved him.

Standing up, he held his hand out to her but Lita just stood up without his help. "Listen, Li. I promise you that I will do whatever I can to make you happy," he told her. He held onto her hands as she stared at him. "You're my best friend, my wish is to make you happy," he added, "And we will make this work." Smiling softly, she reached up and wrapped her arms around his neck.

Sage felt relief as she hugged him. He lifted her up off the ground as he held her close. Setting her back down, he pressed a kiss to her cheek. She smiled softly as they went back to the house to cope with the news that whether they liked it or not, they were going to get married. They might as well try to make the best of it.