Disclaimer: I don't own Hyperdimension Neptunia, it belongs to Idea Factory, Compile Heart, Sega and whomever else works on it.

So I was reading "Changes" and "Change the World" by Charlotte Eraviel and I really liked the set up that the first fic and the first couple chapters has. The rest of the fic is worth reading as well. But, anyway, I wanted to use that set up for a fic of my own and I went in a totally different direction from Change the World. However, I did get permission from Charlotte Eraviel to use the set-up for my fic, so thanks for that!

I'll post the Prologue and Chapter 1 today and then I'll post one chapter a week.

"Onee-chan..." Nepgear, a lanky girl with long pink hair who wore a white sailor outfit, sniffled as she saw her sister in HDD form, about to head off to Celestia once more. "Please don't go." She fidgeted with the hem of her white and pink sailor outfit.

Purple Heart sighed and walked over to Nepgear, hugging her to her chest. "I already told you, I have to go. It would not be a good look for Planeptune if I refused to show up when the other CPUs show up to fight."

"But..." Nepgear hugged her sister tightly. "I don't want you to go." She jumped when lightning flashed outside, causing Purple Heart to sigh as she looked outside.

"Rain, huh?" She shook her head. "I promise you, Nepgear, I'll return." She leaned in and gave her sister a kiss on the forehead. "I'll try not to be too injured this time as well." She gave her sister a small grin. Seeing as Nepgear continued to look troubled, she sighed. "Nepgear, I don't want to fight them either, but sometimes, as a CPU, as a Goddess, you need to harden your heart and do stuff you don't want to do, even if it's painful to you or to others."

Nepgear nodded, feeling dread in her chest as her sister stepped away and walked to the device that would take her to Celestia once more. Her sister in her black and purple outfit, long purple hair done up in two braids and blue eyes looked back at her smiling. "Don't worry, Nepgear, your sister is the strongest and won't lose to anyone."

"Good luck, I believe in you."

With a flash, her sister was gone and Nepgear felt her world get colder for some reason. "Please be safe."

As the hours dragged on with no word from Celestia, Nepgear's dread started to grow. When the rain started to come down in buckets, her dread only worsened. When three lightning bolts slammed into the top of the Basilicom at the same time, Nepgear found herself on her hands and knees and on the floor, tears falling out of her eyes. "N...No..." She didn't know why, but she knew. She just knew...

Her sister was no longer among the living.

I know, very short prologue. Why do you think I'm posting chapter 1 as well today?

For those wondering about Dance With the Devil, don't worry, I'm still working on that, I just had to get this out of my system.