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The Dark Alliance has faced a divide: Queen Nehellenia has been purified and is now the Goddess and ruler of the Moon. With her purification at the hands of Neo Queen Serenity and Neo Sailor Moon, there is a shift in the wind – Greek deities (original planet rulers), heralds (Sailors/Knights) and Augurs (priest(esses) and consorts) from the past are being revived and Hades has been unsealed.

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March 2031, Spring



(Invitation)  deja vu
// January 23rd, 2031


It had been about fourteen years since the last time Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars had gotten into a serious argument like the one that happened a few nights ago at the Crystal Palace. When they were teenagers tensions were high, with the Sailor Wars going on for the majority of their formative years and they were all emotional teenagers. It was easy for each of them to really get caught in their heads and for things to blow up. And, to everyone's surprise, of the inner guardians Mars was probably the one that remained closest to the Neo Queen in their adult lives.

Yumi had went off to become an idol, Iseul had become a doctor, and Lucy ran her own restaurant for years. Mars had made the decision to stay by Cynthia's side as one of her royal advisors, like Luna and Neptune had chosen to do, and though it was years ago Lucy remembered being surprised. She appreciated that someone as pragmatic as Sailor Mars was there to temper the queen's eternal optimism, but the fact that they weren't always hearing about arguments was strange. She knew tha some of the decisions Cyn made were frustrating to Ayaka. They were frustrating to Lucy, too.

The biggest of them had quite literally cost Lucy her entire life in the last year or so.

So when Aya had her explosion - followed by Cyn's own - at the meeting the other night she wasn't surprised. There was a very real chance that it had been years in the making, and she suspected that almost everyone there hadn't been shocked that it happened. The one thing that bothered Lucy was the fact that Mars quit, and then what's more, that Cynthia felt that it was okay to summarily dismiss Sailor Mars from her position as one of the Sailor Guardians. In the absence of Sailor Venus and Mars' position as a royal advisor, in the past few months, Lucy had sort of started to take charge of the Inner Guardians.

She was not willing to see one of her best friends be dismissed like that even if Serenity was their queen. Lucy was the one that created the Queensgard, alongside Alexis, and the one that they answered to: not Cynthia. There was a reason for that. That was why Lucy was walking up the long front steps of the Hikawa Shrine, the one staple of Shinto religion in Infinity City. It was strange that it existed there, but it was a fixture to Lucy now, having been established by Ayaka's grandfather. It belonged to Aya now, and Lucy knew that if she wanted to find Aya, she just had to wait here for a while. She'd show eventually.

So as she got to the top of the steps Lucy walked further into the shrine, offered a prayer, and that was just what she did: she waited.




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Slow, graceful steps carried Ayaka's athletic frame up the stairs to the Hikawa Shrine, the heels of her boots announcing her approach every time they made contact with the lithic stairs below. The last few days, the time since the fallout between her and the person she had always considered her best friend, had felt weird. Not being bound to the duties of an advisor any longer the Japanese Senshi had felt liberated, but at the same time her heart had been drenched in a sorrow that kept her from enjoying the few specks of liberty she had regained. Her heart longed to be with her friends, but her pride and the fresh scars blemishing the very core of her being overpowered her desire for togetherness; and so she had spent the majority of these last days isolated, trying to use her powers to find clues about the whereabouts of the fake Sailor Moon that had caused more of an uproar than she would have considered possible.

It was ridiculous how afraid Cyn had been of being replaced, how blind she was about the role she had chosen herself. Returning from some grocery shopping as well as a spontaneous visit to a local hair salon, a deep sigh escaped Aya's soft lips as she moved through the torii marking the entrance of the shrine. Her abilities might have not been the most accurate lately, but she could clearly sense the presence of someone the very moment had entered the grounds of the shrine. The fact that said presence was clear of malice was a good sign, but it unfortunately didn't tell her, who her unannounced visitor was. Had Cyn decided to visit her and apologize? Had one of her friends been sent over? Was the king trying to fix this tattered bond the two women shared? Whoever it was that waited for her, she knew that they would eventually come for her and so she didn't bother searching for her guest and instead assigned priority to storing the groceries she had bought.

Or so she thought. Making her way across the shrine area the gaze of her murky orbs fell upon an all too familiar silhouette: Luciana. While the guardian of the planet of Jupiter wasn't the first one she had expected to come for her, she had definitely been higher up on the list of potential individuals. A part of the female Miyazaki's hurt pride and scarred heart demanded her to treat her friend like any stranger visiting the shrine, but that was something Aya refused to do as it wasn't the other woman's fault. But while she didn't want to treat her friend like an alien, she also couldn't just offer her a warm welcome. The scars ran too deep and letting others in meant exposing her vulnerability and suffering; something that her pride refused to let happen. The nights ever since the fateful quarrel had been mostly sleepless and even though the lack of sleep had left traces on the young woman's face, no one could tell that she hadn't just relentlessly tried to locate the impostor.

With her heart being in pain and the ocean of her soul in disorder, focusing on finding someone was near impossible and so Aya had mostly laid on her bed and cried her eyes out until fatigue had caused her to pass out. Casually walking past one of her closest and oldest friends, she raised her voice. "Hey Lucy, come in. Would you like some tea? What brings you here? Can I do something for you? Do you need an omamori?" The reason for her friend's visit was as plain as day and yet the former advisor refrained from even getting close to the topic that pained her troubled soul with every second that passed. Brushing a strand of straw dyed hair out of her face she unlocked her home, let her friend in and began to prepare tea while putting her groceries away as if nothing had ever happened.



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Okay, Lucy was not expecting what she saw when she spotted Ayaka. She had a very good visual image of the woman who was known as Sailor Mars; she'd for the most part looked the same for the entire twenty year frame of time that they had known each other. It wasn't that Aya was the type that was afraid to try different things, of course not, but she had been a rock the sailor guardians the entire time that the Sailor Wars had been a thing. Now... that was questionable. When the guardians needed one of their rocks, she wasn't there.

And that was why Lucy was there and had waited as long as she had to actually be greeted. She was never the type to obstinately push her way in, not in the same way that Yumi and even Cynthia herself did. She was much more patient when it came to certain things. Others, perhaps not as much, but that was another conversation for another time. Still, when Aya called for Lucy to come in she had been standing in the courtyard of the shrine, and had let out a small "oh!" out of surprise. She had been beginning to believe that, perhaps, Ayaka just wasn't at home at the time.

And when she saw Aya she looked momentarily surprised, but quickly allowed it to fade away. The shocked expression melted away and into a smile; that same warm smile that she was sure Aya and the other Inner Guardians were used to. As fiery as Yumi, Cyn, and Aya all were both Iseul and Lucy were a little more amenable to most situations. Lucy was really only becoming as aggressive as she had been lately since the incident with the bistro, other than when she faced off against others as Sailor Jupiter.

"Did you do something new with your hair?" Lucy asked her old friend teasingly, "I'm pretty sure that you didn't look anything like this when I saw you a few days ago." She glossed over the emotions that were involved in the other day, the meeting, as well as she could - if it were anyone else other than someone who was there and who had known Lucy for along as Aya had, it would've been unnoticeable. But the little rasp and the shakiness of her voice when she mentioned it would've given it away to Aya, just as Lucy noticed that she wasn't as resolved as she usually was.

"Hey... Are you okay, Aya?" She asked, ultimately getting to helping with putting Aya's groceries to the places that she knew them to go. "I'm not asking about anything specific. Just a general question: are you okay?" She wanted to add that she hadn't seen her pop off in the way that she did at the meeting, but she didn't. There was a part of that wanted to cut to the chase, but she didn't. She didn't come to drag Aya back to the Court kicking and screaming and even if she had, she didn't know that Cyn would allow her back.

She came to talk. As a friend. And to relay a certain, particular bit of news.




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Aya's slender and highly decorated fingers danced across the space in her kitchen with proficient motions as she flawlessly switched between the preparation of tea and the storage of her groceries. The former advisor had chosen to ignore her friends unintentional exclamation as well as to refrain from commenting on the expression of surprise she had carried on her face when she had first seen her. Ayaka actually wasn't surprised the least and actually was happy that her guest had been one of her calmer friends as certain other individuals would have unnecessarily strained her hearing with their most likely exaggerated reactions. She had desperately needed a change in her life, after feeling as if she had been living in a cage for so long. Sure, it had been a cage she had voluntarily entered in order to support her friends, but those days seemingly were in the past.

When Lucy's voice finally resounded, a light chuckle spread over the fake blonde's exhausted face. "Thank you for being considerate. What do you think? Does it look that bad? At first I kind of regretted doing it, but I got used to it by now." I can't wait to see the reactions of the others was what shot through her mind, but the thought was dismissed almost as soon as it had entered her mind and so the guardian of Mars fell silent again as she continued to work around her kitchen. Speaking with a soft, somewhat distant, but almost completely normal voice and keeping her lips from trembling weren't too difficult as her pride was a reliable aid in suppressing the pain that placed the ocean of her soul in constant turmoil. Of course she refused to look weak or hurt, especially in front of one of her closest friends, but no amount of makeup or willpower could potentially cover the exhaustion that was written all over her face.

It wasn't a matter of her motions being sluggish or off, but rather that her murky orbs seemed duller than before. Ever since the incident during the meeting, Sailor Mars had barely gotten any sleep. It wasn't until Lucy asked her for the second time, if she was okay that Ayaka stopped her motions and their eyes met for the first time on this day. "Of course I'm okay. Don't worry, I'm fine." Her words were carried on a gentle tone and accompanied by a combination of a cheerful smile and a wink. Of course she wasn't okay and no matter how hard she tried, she knew that Lucy was aware of it; after all the two had known each other for years. How could she possibly be okay? She had sacrificed so much in order to protect her friend and now after all the hardships they had been through they had parted ways like this.

Not only was she in pain for losing one of her best friends, she also felt like all the time, all her efforts had been in vain. Sure, she had always wished for a normal, simple life, but ensuing the safety of her friends had become her purpose and now that she had been told that her help wasn't desired anymore, Aya felt as if the ground had caved in right beneath her feet. But even if Cynthia didn't want her help, the honey haired priestess wasn't going to sit back and watch. She was willing to continue and if it meant that she had to fight evil on her own then that was what she was going to do. When the water finally began to cook, the flaxen topped Japanese finally averted her gaze from her friend. "Would you like some tea?" Ayaka appreciated that Luciana had come to the shrine just in order to check on her after several days of silence, but at the same time her pride deemed it unnecessary.

Finishing the preparations for some refreshing green tea, Aya once again raised her voice. "So, what else would you like to say?" She knew that Sailor Jupiter hadn't just come to ask how she was doing and even if she hadn't known the other woman for the majority of her life, the awkward veil of silence engulfing them had been an obvious harbinger that something was still lurking in the depths, waiting to be said. Jupiter wasn't as temperamental as Aya herself or some of their other friends, but that didn't mean that the taller Senshi wasn't passionate or didn't have opinions of her own, she simply chose not to release them into the world as soon as they dwelled up. Once again looking at her friend and comrade, Aya's delicate face carried a skeptic expression as she waited for Lucy to give form to what kept gnawing at her heart.


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"It's not bad, it's just... different. You look like Yumi." Lucy was, at least, honest. When she looked at Ayaka right now she saw a spitting image of Venus; she hadn't seen Yumi in a bit, hadn't even heard from her really, but she had always thought that Aya and Yumi looked a bit alike. They were both from Japan, the same age, and had billowing long hair the entire time that Lucy'd known them. The main identifier was the fact that, for the longest time, Aya had raven hair not incredibly unlike Lucy's own most of the time - there were times where Lucy's own hair was brown, but... still.

Ayaka played everything off well. With a wink and a smile she attempted to assure Jupiter that she was fine, not to worry, she was still the same old Aya. And while that last thing was true... Lucy saw through the mask easily. It was the same one that she wore when they were teenagers, trying to assure Cynthia and the other guardians that things would be fine even in the direst of circumstances. No matter what prophecies she saw and how much doom had been spelled. To the untrained eye, it was probably believable. It was even believable to Lucy when they had first met, and for those first few years.

But Lucy had known Aya for twenty, soon to be twenty-one, years now.

But she didn't press it. Lucy knew better than to press it; Aya was the type to come to someone when she actually needed or wanted to talk. The fact that Lucy had come to her before she was ready was already pushing her luck, and the fact that Aya was keeping her at least partially at arm's length here was indicative of that. But how long would it have taken Mars to reach out? Days, weeks, months, more than that? She'd seen Cyn and Aya fight before but there was something different about this one. It just hit differently.

"Tea would be great," Lucy commented, still sort of on auto pilot. Part of her was waiting for Aya to crack, while the rest of her knew that Aya wasn't the type to crack. So maybe the only option was to actually get right into the whole thing; and before long Aya asked. What had brought her here? Lucy sighed and leaned against one of the kitchen countertops, crossing her arms over her chest. "She did it. Cynthia did it," by 'it' she wasn't clear, but she would clarify, exhaling a deep breath as she began. "She transformed. Into Eternal Sailor Moon."




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When Luciana's sigh reached Ayaka's ears, the blonde took it as for the harbinger of the things that had been left unsaid these last few minutes. Waiting for what was coming afterwards, Sailor Mars continued to prepare the tea, her eyes remaining focused on her gestures in order to make sure that her fatigue wasn't going to show too much, let alone cause the self-made tea to spill. Soon after another string of words finally escaped Lucy's throat and while the message deviated from her expectations, all her friend's words did was cause her weary orbs to shift within their opaque, fibrous layers as she directed and ephemeral gaze at the brunette for an ephemeral moment while remaining shrouded in silence. Carefully finishing her preparation she then silently served the cup of tea, before turning her back towards her friend in order to prepare her own cup.

"Oh, is that so? Well, that's good for her ego at least, but it doesn't make any difference." The words breaking the veil of silence that had previously engulfed the straw topped Japanese were carried upon an indifferent tone void of any kind of emotion. She had taken note of the information and deemed it insignificant. To Aya it didn't matter, if Cyn had recovered her powers or if she had gotten even more powerful; power wasn't going to change anything. After all, a child with superhuman abilities was, at the end of the day, just a child, no matter how powerful it was. It had never been an issue of strength, but that apparently was a fact that everyone turned a blind eye to. The only question was if they did it on purpose since they had just grown as tired of everything as she had or if they were simply failed to see what was going on.

To be honest, the honey haired female wasn't sure, if she actually considered Cyn regaining her powers a bad thing. From what she had seen and experienced, she feared that it would make the matter worse than it had already been. Allowing an innocently soft sigh to escape her peachy lips, the former advisor finally stopped rummaging around within her kitchen and sat down across her friend in order to have tea with her; or rather have tea while her friend was around as the mood differed greatly from all the get-togethers the friends had had over the years. Most had been cheerful, some had been temperamental and a few others had been desperate, but this one was just distant. It wasn't that Aya thought ill about the hazel topped Senshi in front of her – no, she actually liked Lucy a lot and wouldn't have let her in, if she didn't consider her a close friend.

The situation was simply beyond what she had experienced before. It was the first time one of them had been excluded from the group like this. Of course, Aya felt betrayed having been discarded like that after everything they had been though, but that had simply been another stab to her already bleeding heart and not the root of the issue. She wasn't someone that shrank from telling people her mind, but right now she wondered if her friend was in a condition that allowed her to listen. Sure, she herself was exhausted beyond what she had experienced these last few years, but she was nonetheless determined to fulfill her duty, not as a Senshi, but as a friend. "You didn't just come here in order to tell me that, did you? How about you? Are you sure, you're okay?

You're awfully quiet, even for your standards. Is there anything I can help you with?"
Lightly tilting her head to the side in an investigative manner her tired eyes kept gazing at Lucy. This time her words were carried upon a gentle tone. Aya cared deeply for Lucy just like she cared for all the others and she was aware that some were most likely suffering in a way similar to herself; well most likely less than her, since she had been the one told to not come back by her supposed best friend. If she had to be honest she was beyond angry, frustrated hurt, felt betrayed and as if everything she had worked for so far had been for naught. That explosive wad of raging emotions constantly rioted within the depths of her chest and while she was capable of holding back the tears and keeping her emotions in check, she was all too aware that she wouldn't be that strong once she left to deal with herself.

The suffocating shroud of silence returned, mercilessly wrapping itself around her the very moment the last syllable was released from her peachy lips. Sitting there, enduring the straining silence, Ayaka wondered what her friend was thinking and how she would react to what she was going to tell her.




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The last song for today came to an end. With her eyes closed and fully focused on the music, Yumi sang the last line of her self-written ballad.  As the music ended, she put off the headphones and looked in the direction of the producer and her manager, who both gave a thumbs up.  After discussing a few details about the release and interview dates, she could finally grab her stuff and leave. The whole day she was looking forward going to the Hikawa Shrine for visiting Aya-chan, who probably didn’t know that she planned coming.  She even made some Wagashi following the recipe her mother gave her, which she hoped Aya would like.

Being excited to meet an old friend again she hummed her new song while leaving the building and heading to the next bus stop. She also could have asked her manager or her body guard to drive her to the Shrine, but she didn’t like being observed and treated like a baby all the time. Yumi liked her freedom and being independent. However it was much less conspicuous walking alone the streets in her every day clothes behaving like everyone else. Since now she was only recognized once, which was a big surprise because she always thought it would be much harder to hide.

Finally Yumi arrived at the bus stop just in time for the arrival of the bus. Since it was during the rush hour it was quiet crowded, but luckily she could catch a window seat in the back. In front of her was a mother with her child, who was asking whether this was the legendary 6 o’clock bus. For a second she felt warm in her heart thinking back at the good old times, although Sailor Venus only was told about this mission and never was a part of this episode.

She looked out of the window and noticed that it started to drizzle. Suddenly shivering she pulled her jacket tighter. The buildings went by fast until the surroundings changed and they went through a neighbourhood. The next stop she had to get off so she grabbed her little backpack and her bag with the Wagashi and stepped to the door. The bus stopped and she got out. On the other side of the street she could see the steps that lead to the Shrine, where they’ve met so often when they were younger. She breathed in and felt the fresh air in her lungs. Could it really be that the air was  cleaner in this area or did she just imagine it?

Actually only her and the mother with her child got off the bus. The mother was still explaining the disappearing bus story to her son trying to tell that it was just a story and they would never just disappear out of a sudden.

Yumi crossed the street and stood in front of the stairs. She hoped that Aya-chan wouldn’t be mad at her that she came to the Shrine without asking. Step by step she climbed the stairs until she stood in front of the shrine and its wide yard. Seeing nobody around she let herself in as she did so many times before. “Aya-chan? Are you at home? It’s me, Yumi. I thought we might have some tea together.”  She looked around and could hear familiar voices coming from a room on the left hand side. Without knowing why her heart pounded and she felt extremely excited. Opening the door and entering the room she looked into the faces of her beloved friends Mars and Jupiter. “Hey, Aya-chan and Lucy! Sorry, that I let myself in without asking, but I called you and got no answer so I thought I just look whether I could find you.  It’s nice to see you two again! How have you been lately? I also brought some self-made Wagashi. Hopefully you like these.” With these words she passed the bag to Aya. “By the way, I’m really sorry that I didn’t come to the meeting. Normally I always attend such appointments, but there is so much work to do at the moment that I don’t know what to do first. Have you two been there?




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Lucy hadn't entirely been sure of the reason that she had come to the Hikawa Shrine before, all things laid out on the table. As much as she wanted to check up on Ayaka, she also wanted to tell her about what happened to Cynthia. She wanted to make Ayaka reconsider what she was doing; it was Ayaka's decision to burst out of the meeting the way that she had, losing her temper and leaving. She quit from her role as a royal advisor, and Lucy would be the first to admit that was her right, but there was something else there as well - something that Cyn had latched onto. Lucy didn't want to see the Inners fall apart like they were.

But the dismissive way that Ayaka acted when she told her what Cyn had accomplished only served to make Luciana angry. Her eyes narrowed; she let Ayaka say her piece, of course, she wasn't going to interrupt her... but did she really not care? Did she hold so much disdain for Cynthia now that she actually didn't care? Cyn had been their best friend since they were children - in more ways than one. Queen Serenity had put them in charge of Princess Serenity when they were barely out of diapers, and then when they were reborn they were teenagers that had awoken to become actual bona-fide superheroes. Theirs was a relationship that was built to last forever.

The way that Aya was acting right now didn't allow things to feel that way. Lucy felt powerless to stop the bond that the Inners shared with Cynthia crumble; as it was now, only Lucy and Iseul were the ones that actively remained at Cynthia's side. Yumi was so busy these days, and she understood that - she was the same up until somewhat recently, but Lucy was different now. The world was different now. With the Black Moon and potentially the Dark Kingdom out there, they couldn't afford to have luxuries all their own anymore. That was a statement of fact. But then Ayaka started to deflect, and that just made her angrier.

"Am I okay? Are you seriously asking that question, Ayaka? Are you serious right now?" It was true that she had been quiet, but she didn't want to spook Aya. She didn't want to overstep. Well, screw that mentality now. "No. I'm not okay. One of my best friends went off on my other best friend the other night just because she didn't want to be treated like a fragile, delicate flower. Now they aren't speaking and I'm caught in the middle of it because neither of them wants to budge and both of them are acting like fourteen year old girls about the entire situation, and I'm sick of it. I'm done."

"I have sacrificed and lost more than you, Yumi, and Iseul combined have thanks to recent events. I lost my entire business - my entire life - but you don't see me bitching and moaning and acting like someone who is so entitled that they think that they can quit something that they were literally born for, that we literally made a vow to do thousands of years ago. Do you really think that this is the time for you guys to be having this kind of spat? We're on the verge of civil war, the Black Moon is breathing down our necks and they probably aren't the only ones, let's not be stupid." Lucy took a deep breath before continuing.

"I came here with good news. News that I thought would make you happy. The fact that Cyn can become Sailor Moon is a big damn deal, especially when it comes to stopping what's going on. Or would you just prefer to let Crystal City burn and everyone who gained the Silver Crystal's gift be forced to let that go or be murdered?" And that was when Yumi entered, coming it at approximately the wrong minute. Lucy looked over to the other girl, eyes still narrowed and face still red hot. She wasn't angry at Yumi, but Jupiter had ended up being the one to take on leadership in Yumi's absence. It wasn't something she wanted. It was just something that had happened.

"Some of us don't have the luxury of just choosing not to attend official Sailor Guardian meetings, Yumi. And those same people don't have the luxury of just walking out." She said, features softening as she took a deep breath. "Cynthia transformed the night of the meeting, Yumi. She can become Sailor Moon again. That's something that you would know if you were and something that, as her lady-in-waiting, you should be aware of." Eight months ago, or thereabouts, Lucy had lost her entire business. Her life had been over. She rebouned and realized exactly what was important at that moment.

"You two need to rethink your priorities before they get us all killed."


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The eerie silence was suddenly broken by an outburst of emotion that Aya hadn't expected from Lucy of all people. She could understand that Jupiter didn't want her friends to fight and knew the feeling of sitting in between chains, but the brunette then said something that she shouldn't have; something that caused Ayaka's nails to deeply bury themselves in the soft flesh of her palms as she clenched her fists in a mixture of pain and anger while her beating heart ached within the depths of her chest. Hearing the things that had just been said made her wonder, who the people she had considered her best friends truly were as she definitely hadn't believed Luciana this selfish and shortsighted. The flood of words that cut like sharp knives was suddenly interrupted by the sudden appearance of Yumi, who immediately became the next target of the wave of anger that Luciana had apparently built up over time.

Slowly getting up, Ayaka accepted the food her friend had brought along and carefully placed it in the kitchen while listening to what else Lucy had to say. On the outside she was serene and her motions were slow and elegant, but her trembling orbs were clear indicators of the turmoil ravaging within the depths of her chest. Instead of greeting Venus or thanking her for the food, she had remained silent until the very moment that the last syllable had left Lucy's throat. Slamming her opened palms on the table in front of her, her soft lips parted. "Who do you think you are? You sacrificed and lost more than any of us? Are you kidding me?! Here's news for you: You aren't the only one that lost everything. All I ever fucking wanted was a normal life and the last remainder of normal that was left was taken from me, when Cyn went and revealed all our identities to the world.

Don't try and start by saying that we all agreed to that; I was against it from day one and you know it, but did I complain? No. Hell, all of us died for Cynthia and this galaxy. You lost your business? So what? A business can be rebuilt, cities can be rebuilt. Stop pointing your finger at others and get your own shit together. Open your eyes to the real issue. "
Breathing heavily she glared at Lucy with narrowed, weary eyes that were on the verge of drowning in tears. Averting her gaze from Jupiter and then directing it at Yumi, Aya turned her back towards her friends and took a few steps in an attempt of calming herself before raising her voice once again. "The issue isn't whether Cyn can transform or not; the issue is that she is just a spoiled child, who has everything, but isn't satisfied.

Both of you know, how she acts, if she doesn't get her will. Don't try to tell me it's not true, all of us have seen it over and over again. Sure, she also sacrificed her life for our sake, but at the end of the day she got everything back. And she finally needs to realize that she isn't who or where she is because of Queen Serenity, but that her current self is the result of her own, damn decisions. Her decisions put her into her current situation and not some ghost from the past. And no, I don't blame her for that, but I blame myself, you guys and Iseul. We pampered her, so it's our fault."
Even though she had released some of her frustration, Ayaka still felt angry enough to flip the table and scatter everything placed upon it on the floor. Clenching her fists, she once again glared at Lucy, rivers of tears streaming down her cheeks. "And if you think I didn't care about Cyn, then you have no idea who I am.

I said it before and I'll say it again. I didn't fight for some kind of mission or out of obligation. I have been fighting to protect my friends and everything I love, no matter what it cost me. I always voiced my concerns and opinions, but kept up with her egoistic ways and stood by her side, because I was her friend and wanted to save her from digging her own grave. She made me her effing advisor and always ignored what I had to say in order to do what she wanted. I hoped she would notice that something was wrong when I quit, but she just went on and said I shouldn't come back. Seems perfectly mature, right? If she wants to make it through this alive, if all of us want to make it through this, then we have to stop pampering her. It's time for a reality check. She needs to learn that things don't always go her way; that there isn't always bound to be some kind of happy ending, no matter what she does.

The world cannot be saved by a spoilt princess and a bunch of yeasayers."
Finally falling silent the flaxen topped Japanese wiped the tears off cheeks without caring if her already smudgy makeup would get any worse. She was aware that she had partially yelled enough for her voice to be heard outside of her home, but that was something she didn't care about in the least. She had originally wanted to talk this out like a reasonable adult, but the ridiculous things that had been said by Lucy had caused her to completely dismiss that plan and so she had just given way to the combination of passion, frustration and pain that had gnawed at her heart for a while. Waiting for a moment she then finally averted her blurred gaze from Jupiter and directed the same at the supposed leader of the Senshi.

"Thanks for the food, but you really should try to make more time for meetings, especially in the future. As you heard, I'm neither her advisor anymore nor am I part of the team any longer. Cyn made herself clear, when she said I shouldn't come back. But don't worry, that doesn't mean that I will stop protecting what I care about... You guys, however, should try to think of a way to get her out of that bubble before it's too late. Dark times await us…" Of course she hadn't been capable of making any clear predictions of the future as her something seemed to have been interfering with her abilities, but that alone was enough of an indicator to convince her that danger something dangerous was lurking in the shadows. Once again gazing at Jupiter, Aya partially regretted the way she had said things, but the pain inside her chest was something she couldn't ignore, not after what she had been through these last few days.

She just hoped that both, Lucy and Yumi would understand that the situation was dire and that things couldn't continue the way they had been, if they wanted to protect what they loved.




@Luciana Del Rosario @"Aikawa Yumi"


(This post was last modified: 07 Jul 2020, 11:17 AM by Miyazaki Ayaka.)
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Aikawa Yumi


[post] Anger flooded through every cell in her body. Did that really happen? Yumi took a deep breath trying to calm down, because she was so close to have a strop on. But it wasn’t only anger inside her but also disappointment and sadness. Although she would prefer a normal life fulfilling her dreams and concentrating on her private life, she put her destiny above her own preferences because she knew many people’s life were on risk. It hurt her that the others didn’t trust in her reliability since she was the leader and always gave her best. Of course they couldn’t know what Yumi was doing behind their back and what her plans are. They didn’t know that she cancelled so many important work related appointments because she took her duty seriously. And of course they didn’t know about all the sleepless nights she was making plans about how to gather information about the uprising enemy and to reveal them. There were also times she was just crying because her profession as a singer was at risk. It wasn’t a job, but a passion for her. Yumi just couldn’t imagine doing something else. Music was as essential for life to her as breathing. But instead of complaining she accepted her destiny and tried to fit in this role as best as she could and to manage both duty and present life. Although she was hard to herself she never expected the other senshi to do the same. Yumi could understand that all of them were tired of fighting and just want to have a normal life. She didn’t blame them for that since she had the same dreams. That’s why she took over as many tasks as she could without expecting them to notice or even giving back reward. In her opinion it was a fundamental part of being a leader to take responsibility and to let the other’s from the hook.

But now she had the feeling that it was important to make a statement and to show that it shouldn’t be the case to undermine her authority. She was willing to give up many things to protect her friends and comrades, but not for every price.  In all the years she never pointed out her position to the others because since now it wasn’t necessary. There always was some kind of respect and acceptance between everyone. And what had become of the group? On the one hand a herd of complaining goats and a flock of mindless sheep on the other hand.

Be careful what you say, Jupiter! You probably forgot who you’re talking to right now! Probably you might have forgotten, but I hereby remember you that I’m still the leader. You think you have the right to shout at me? Show a bit more respect or I show you where your limits are.
How dare you claim the right to form an opinion of something you don’t know anything about? Have you ever asked why I don’t come to these stupid meetings and what I’m doing? Do you really believe I would give a damn shit about our enemies and just focus on my own business? I can ensure you that I will always take my duty seriously. It isn’t about having any luxury of making a choice as you assume. But I guess you don’t care about what’s happening as long as you can drown in self-pity.

You have lost everything? Maybe your business is down, but you still have your life! Do something to make it better and don’t preach something about the past. Yes, it is our destiny but we still have to live our present life. Besides, we all have to make sacrifices. It’s not only you!” She didn’t yell at her and her face showed no emotions. That was a sign, that she was extremely angry and nobody should mess with her.

Venus hated herself for doing that. Until now she never downgraded the other senshi, because she always thought it wasn’t necessary since they were friends. But she couldn’t stand such disrespectful behaviour.

Cyn transformed into Sailor Moon again? I wouldn’t say that this is a big deal. Who is going to rule? That would be her duty. She had to choose a long time ago and decided to give up being Sailor Moon. It is our duty to protect the earth from any danger, because it’s our task to fight. So don’t tell us anything about rethinking priorities.

Yumi couldn’t believe that Cyn transformed again. This would change everything and no one realized it. If the queen starts to do what she wanted and didn’t follow any rules without any punishment, some people could take it as an example and do the same. In the current situation they had to stay focused and disciplined. Otherwise unforeseen consequences would follow.

I’m really shocked to hear that you aren’t a member of the team anymore. Honestly I never would have believed that something like this would happen, because everyone of us is an important part of the team. What should we do without you? Believe me, if I would have known that it would come this far, I would have participated in the meeting. Maybe I should have told you about what’s going on, but I didn’t want you to be worried and tried to manage as many things as I could by myself, so you don’t have to worry about things that are still in the future. The reason why I didn’t participated in the meetings anymore is that I can’t stand discussing anymore.  Instead of talking until we’re blue in the face we should actually do something. We won’t get any results with quarelling.

That’s all she could say at the moment. Now that she got to know what happened she felt empty inside.

How could all of this happen?


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