"I've never been in a plane before. This is so cool!" Mina turned around to get a better view of the plane interior.

"Uh, I'm still not sure about this, guys..." Lita moaned.

Amber turned around and knelt on her seat. Behind her, Lita had her hands in death grips on her arms rests, her body frozen with fear. "It'll be ok, Lita," Amber reassured her, smiling. "If you watch a movie or rest or something, the time will fly by. I promise."

Lita forced her head to jerk up so she could meet Amber's eyes. "Y-you sure?"

"Promise!" Amber said with a nod. "I've never been on a plane before, but no need to be afraid, chica."

"And look at that view!" Raye said, looking out the window of the plane as the city below them became as small as a child's playset. "Lita, it's gorgeous! You gotta look!"

"Those fields out there look like the quilt I saw at a pioneer museum back home," Amber commented. The other girls began talking excitedly, Lita prying her arms from her chair to join them, but Amber continued staring out the window.

Rini looked over her shoulder. "It is really pretty."

"Mm, hmm," Amber replied, resting her cheek on her fist.

Rini's face took on an expression of concern. "Amber, are you okay? You haven't talked much since we took off." Amber didn't respond. "Amber?" She's totally spaced. I wonder what she's thinking, Rini wondered, tapping her arm rest."Amber? You there?" She waved her hand in front of Amber's eyes.

Amber jerked out of her daydreams and looked over at the pink-haired child. "Oh sorry, Rini. What was that you said? I didn't hear a word of it."

"I'm just wondering if you're okay." Rini plopped back into her seat besides Amber. "You've been distracted since we took off."

"I'm fine, really. I just…" Amber searched for the right words. "… I have a lot on my mind right now."

"Like that weird video?" Rini asked, face falling.

Amber nodded. "It's strange… I don't know. Ever since we got that video, I had this weird feeling… something… oddly familiar…" She ran her fingers through her scalp, then lowered her hand. "It's hard to explain."

Recognizing that Amber's voice was getting that drifting-far-away tone, Rini just replied, "Oh." She stared worriedly at Amber, who was staring out the window. Amber poked at Rini's mind as Rini thought, I hope that doesn't mean anything, 'cause if something happened… If only I could tell better what Amber is thinking.

When Rini turned on an on-flight movie, Amber watched to make sure Rini wouldn't notice anything from her direction. Opening her carry-on bag, she took out a gold chain link-type bracelet with an unusual eye in the center of it. Staring at it, she focused on the strange energy she felt. I don't know why I felt like I should bring it, but maybe I'll find some answers when we find Ishizu in Egypt.

I am sure we will, a voice chimed in her head.

Amber jolted, eyes wide in shock. {Sariah?! What in Ra's name are you doing here?}

You have the bracelet with you, dear sister, the voice chastised gently. In Amber's mind, she saw herself come face to face with a young woman who looked like herself in every way – curly hair, average build, freckled face - except for the other's dark brown eyes. And besides, the only way for all the Millennium Items to be reunited is if they are all together, including this item of light, Sariah reminded her.

{So Yugi IS going to Egypt, too,} Amber began, her voice sounding distant in their telepathic connection. {I think the video was for me and him.}

Yes; he is here right now with the others.

{But Yugi and the Sailor Scouts are from different dimensions! How can they end up in the same plane, or even the same Egypt?}

I am not sure. You are the Guardian, remember? You should know about these sorts of things more than I.

{How did this bracelet end up in the Scouts' dimension, anyways? It's been puzzling me all day!}

Sariah shrugged. Who knows? Maybe the worlds of the Moon Princess and the Pharaoh are not different like you think they are.

{But they are! The Master said they are! There's no way—}

"Amber? Amber? AMBER!"

Amber jerked upright and turned around to face Lita. "What's the matter?" Dangit, just as they interrupted my conversation with Sariah...

"We've been trying to get your attention for at least two minutes. Look outside!"

She did, grinning when she spotted it. "Hey, it's America! And there's the Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah!"

"Is that what that black dot is there?" Serena asked.

"Yes, the Kennecott Copper Mine is the largest open pit mine in the whole world!" Amy answered, turning her head back.

"It's so big it can be seen from space," Amber added.

"Yes, and it's going to be even bigger," Amy replied.

"That's my smart girl," Amy's dad bragged, putting his arm around Amy's shoulders. "Always knowing so much about everything, it makes her dad feel like a first year boy again."

Amy laughed. "Oh Daddy, you're smart, too."

As Amy and her dad continued catching up from the past several years, Raye commented to Amber, "I haven't seen Amy this happy in a while. I'm glad her dad came."

"I am, too. It's awful imagining what it'd be like without my dad around," Amber replied.

"And he was willing to take us all to Egypt, too! It's so cool!" Lita beamed, her voice lacking the uncertainty her fear of planes had given her. "Even with… other stuff, and all."

"Yeah," Amber replied grinning. "I know what you mean."

"Speaking of which…" Raye glared at Amber. "Have you figured out anything behind it? Any clues or hints?"

Amber shrank back and gulped. "N-no, I haven't. Not even close."

"Let us know when you do, okay?" Raye asked with a grin. Amber nodded vigorously.

As Lita and Raye became as chatty as Serena and Mina behind them, though, Amber soon secluded herself, telepathically and otherwise, from the conversation as her worry returned. Could Sariah be right? Is there some other purpose other than Ishizu's call for help for going to Egypt? She slipped the bracelet onto her wrist. I guess I'll be finding out soon, but it's difficult being patient.

"Hey, I'll be right back," Serena said to Mina as she got up to find the bathroom. Walking towards the back of the plane, she smashed into a young man with spiked hair, almost knocking him to the ground. He grabbed her arm to keep from falling over.

"Oh, I'm sorry," they both said at once.

"It's quite alright," Serena said as they slipped by each other. Her compact in her pocket briefly touched the upside-down pyramid the boy was wearing and grew warm in her pocket.

Serena stopped shock-still. Pulling her compact out, its glow and warmth lasted for a mere second, then became dull and cold again.

"What was that all about?" Serena muttered as she watched the boy, who kept walking forward towards his seat. She shook her head out of her stupor, walked to the restroom, and closed the door.

"Hey Yug, maybe you ought to watch where you're going. Don't want to trip any more cute girls, now do we?" Joey smirked as Yugi took the seat next to him.

"I didn't trip her, I just ran into her!" Yugi folded his arms over his chest. "And besides, the Puzzle reacted weirdly when we walked past each other."

"What do you mean, reacted weirdly?" Tristan asked from behind Yugi.

"I don't know," Yugi shrugged. "The Puzzle grew really warm and started to glow."

Tea turned around. "Doesn't that only happen with two Millennium Items?"

"That's what I thought," Yugi shrugged. "But we've found all the Items, plus Amber's eighth pseudo-Item, so I doubt that girl has another Item."

"Hmm," Tea thought about it. "What else could it be, then?"

"I don't know," Yugi answered honestly. "But the energy… it felt so… ethereal. Like it belonged on another world or something like that."

Silence fell amongst the group; Yugi's grandpa snored beside Yugi. Serenity shifted in her sleep next to Tristan, murmuring, "Queen… don't leave…"

"I don't know about you guys," Tristan broke in, quieting his voice as not to wake Serenity, "but I figure let's not worry about it unless something else happens to the Puzzle."

"Yeah," Joey yawned and stretched his arms above him. "I'm going to catch some shut-eye. See ya when I wake up." Joey was soon fast asleep.

"I wouldn't worry much about it, either, Yugi," Tea said soothingly. "Besides, maybe we'll find out something while we're in Egypt tracking down Ishizu."

"Maybe," Yugi smiled. "Thanks Tea."

Tea smiled back. "Welcome." She put on her headset and turned on some music.

Smiling, Yugi looked back at Tristan and Serenity. Earlier, Joey had been enraged when Tristan said he wanted to sit next to Serenity, and they'd bickered until Yugi's and Rebecca's grandpas had come up with a compromise that Serenity sit by Tristan part of the flight and Joey the other part. Serenity was happy with it, and the two boys agreed grudgingly. Now, seeing Tristan stroked Serenity's hair gently and lovingly as she slept, he could see why Tristan and Joey had fought. Joey's always so protective of his little sister, Yugi thought.

Then, fingering the Puzzle, his mind turned back to the energy he'd felt from the girl. What was that energy anyways? It's like nothing else I've felt before.

I've felt it before, Yami Yugi said. His ghostly outline appeared by Yugi; he looked like an older, taller form of Yugi. It's been over two thousand years since power of that type has existed on this earth.

Power? So it's not just floating energy, but it's powerful?

Very powerful, Yugi. It originated from Earth's Moon. Yami's eyebrows furrowed together.

Earth's Moon? But there's no life on the Moon!

There was at one time, back when I was Pharaoh of Egypt. But… even though I have no memories of my reign still, for some reason I have a faint recollection of the Moon's people, the Lunarians—and the unspeakable power held by their ruler.

Did you ever interact with the Moon's ruler?

I must have, otherwise I would not have linked the Moon to that energy.

So… the energy from that girl is… Lunarian?

I'm not sure. It's a lot like it, yet different at the same time. If only my memories wouldn't elude me so… Yugi, how about you get some rest?

You sure? You seem worried since that—

Don't worry. While you rest, I'll puzzle it out.

Yugi smirked at the wordplay. Alright then, I'll rest. Yugi closed his eyes, the last picture in his mind of a full moon shining over the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

Meanwhile, Yugi wasn't the only one to ponder that strange encounter. What was up with that odd feeling, anyways? Serena wondered. She stared at her compact in a half-daze as she held it in both hands.

Luna poked her head out from Serena's carry-on bag. "Serena, are you alright?"

"Hm?" Serena looked down at Luna.

"Something's on your mind, and I've been feeling traces of the strangest power attached to your compact." Luna stared intently at the compact.

"So you can feel it, too?" Serena whispered, glancing at the black cat.

"Yes," Luna replied. "and, believe it or not, it's strangely familiar to me." The guardian cat's voice had traces of irritation braided through it.

"But how?" Her fingers tightened their grip on her compact.

"That energy's triggered a small memory from my past on the Moon, but it's very blurry. What exactly happened, I'm not sure." Luna sighed, dipping her head.

Serena sighed as well. "Whatever it was that made my compact glow, it feels so… old and mystical. And it's getting stronger."

Luna cocked her head, her eyes still on the compact. "It could be attached to ancient Egypt, so whatever it is, we'll find out soon."

"How can you know for sure?"

"I'm not entirely sure, but it's the only conclusion I can come to."

Artemis squeezed out from Mina's carry-on bag underneath her arm. "Man, that girl does sleep heavy! Ow..." he moaned as he slid out of the bag like a snake. He walked over to Luna and faced Serena. "Luna's right. I've felt the energy, too, and it does seem to be connected to Egypt."

"Could it be linked to the woman in the video Amber and Amy received?" Serena asked.

"The one from the Valley of the Kings? It's hard to say," Artemis replied.

"How about we all get some rest? We did wake up early to get to the airport," Luna suggested with a slightly forced smile.

Serena yawned, covering her mouth. "Yeah, and maybe when we wake up or get there, things will make more sense." Luna and Artemis slipped back into the carry-on bags, and Serena started to close her eyes. The last image in her mind was of a full moon shining over the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

Amber opened her eyes from her pretend sleep, thinking over the conversation she'd listened to between Serena and the cats. Oh, God in Heaven… what have I done?