What happens when the Prince of the Saiyans meets the Princess of the Moon?
"Hello Trunks-kun." Said the malicious voice of the dark-haired woman.
"Nande kuso?!?" Vegita shouted seeing a dark-haired woman that stood in Serenity's place. Her hair was pulled up into two odangos much like Serenity's except half of her hair hung to the ground, the wavy tresses taking a blue tint in the light of the sun. "Who the hell are you?!?" He demanded again, ignoring the little green Cell Jr.s that were currently attacking him and his son.
"Trunks-kun is very perceptive, I am Queen Nephelina of the Dead Moon." She said simply.
"Where's my mother!" Trunks demanded, a determined glint coming to his eyes.
"She's right here," Nephelina said holding up a hand-mirror. "I managed to use that little burst of energy from her to trade places. I've been waiting for all of these years you know."
"How do you know who she is?" Vegita asked looking at Trunks.
"I remember her… she was in the future." Trunks said in a low voice, his eyes getting a cold steely look to them. "She's the one that took my sister from me… she's the one that killed ChibiUsa…" He said, his expression was one that could have frightened even the God of Death himself. He heard a low chuckle come from the woman as she smirked.
"So, I DO get back at that little pink-haired brat. Her and that damned Helios! It's THEIR fault along with that pathetic princess… Serenity and those eyes… those damned eyes that held only pity when they looked at me!!" Nephelina yelled, black energy crackling around her.
"Hmm… what is going on here?" Cell asked, landing in front of the dark-haired woman.
"I wouldn't come any closer." Nephelina warned, her eyes narrowing on the new-comer.
"Oh?" Cell questioned, raising and eyebrow his arms crossed over his chest. [A.N. I say again… he raised the equivalent of an eyebrow… he doesn't really have any eyebrows does he? *shrugs*]
"You're an idiot to challenge me," Nephelina said calmly. "I have the power of Serenity now… I have the power of that sword of her now." Nephelina said, smirking as she clutched the blade, dropping the mirror from her other hand. The mirror shattered as it touched the ground, glass shards littering the area surrounding Nephelina's feet.
"Let me out of here!!" Serenity shrieked as she banged her hands against the mirror. "Nephelina!! Let me out!!" She shouted again, anger streaking across her face. How could this have happened? How could Nephelina have been strong enough to break free? It just didn't make any sense to her… It was impossible…
"So, you're here I see…" A voice from behind Serenity said quietly. Serenity turned to see a young boy with white hair and orange eyes.
"Helios?" She questioned, seeing the golden horn upon his head and the passionate eyes. "Is that you?"
"Hai… I am the only one that can truly help you now," Helios said quietly. "Nephelina must be stopped…"
"Hai… I know… demo, what can I do? I'm stuck here!" Serenity cried, running toward Helios. She still wore the white armor, the blood from her wounds staining her clothing a crimson red as it slowly drained. Helios let out a small sigh and a golden crystal appeared in his hands.
"This may be the only way…" Helios said to himself as he gazed at the glowing crystal.
"It won't work…" Serenity said quietly. "I know for a fact that it won't work. The bond that set her free was of my own doing… I was so set on getting revenge for Seiya and Miyana… and for my family that I let my guard down… it's too late now…" There was an air of sadness that seemed to swallow Serenity whole as she sank to her knees. She didn't rise when she heard the mirror behind her shatter, leaving the only link to her world… gone.
Gohan stood his ground, glaring intently on the woman with black hair and Cell that had caused so much pain. His aunt was gone, to where, he didn't know. He felt a pang of sorrow tear at his heart as he thought of his aunt. She had always been around since he remembered. He knew she'd been at his father's wedding, the pictures showed that. Even before Serenity knew that she was really Goku's sister, Gohan had called her aunt and looked up to her. She was so carefree, so open. It seemed she didn't have a care in the world and that's one of the things he loved about her. He would not stand around and let this woman get away with whatever it was she had done.
Gohan seemed to be different, the power that surged through his veins was greater than it had ever been but he seemed to have control over it. Flashes of power surrounding his body, flickering like lightening around the golden aura that surrounded the young boy. His hair was now standing straight up except for one section that fell over his forehead. The look on his face was one that could send chills down the most cold-hearted and evil person's spine. No one had seen such a severe look on Gohan's face, not even in the most crucial battle. And this one… was definitely the most crucial for the safety of the earth and the future.
"Cell!" He yelled, getting the monster's attention. He slowly walked toward Cell, noticing the bag of Senzu that the strong creature clutched in his hand. He walked straight up to Cell, snatching the bag from his hand.
"So, this is that wonderful power Goku spoke of," Cell said, a smirk on his face. "Now I'll have a worthy opponent to test my new power." Gohan didn't say a word, he merely walked toward the several Cell Jrs. that were in the area. With incredible ease, Gohan began to fight, dodging everything that was thrown at him with incredible ease. He never spoke a word as he fought these pint-sized creatures that had been so strong at one point.
Nephelina still stood beside Cell, an angry scowl on her face. She really didn't know what was going on and it was starting to piss her off. The mother of one of the most powerful princesses in the universe and she wasn't able to figure out who this child was. There was no way the child was Serenity's… that was impossible… how else then, would she describe the incredible strength of the blond boy. She may have to use the child to her advantage, he might be the best choice as a bodyguard.
"He'll be perfect…" She said, smirking to herself as she watched the creatures explode in a puff of smoke. One by one, the creatures fought and met their fate. Death at the hands of a young boy about the age of 12 with the strength of a warrior. She glanced down at the shards of the broken mirror to see the face of Serenity glaring back at her. If looks could kill. Nephelina mused to herself, smirking at the white-haired woman. She was no match for Nephelina trapped in there. Serenity was no longer a threat to her and her cause… she would have the throne of the Moon Kingdom and would rule the Universe as she saw fit. She smirked once more at the woman before bringing her heel down on the glass, watching as the shards were ground to nothing under her heel. "Goodbye Serenity…" She said, smirking triumphantly.
"Gohan-kun…" Serenity whispered, still in the company of Helios. She was watching through a small piece of the mirror that had been spared during the destruction of the original. She knew there was a change in Gohan… he had reached the next level, she knew that… there was nothing she could do now, though. She had to sit back and watch the battle from her prison that Nephelina had created for her. She had to watch in anger and fear as Gohan faced off against Cell. Would he really be able to win? From the looks of it, there was a good possibility of that… he was easily taking out the Cell Jrs. that everyone had had such a hard time fighting. While everyone was severely injured or unconscious when they fought them, Gohan destroyed them with an ease that seemed almost impossible. She had known all along that the boy had a strange power that no one really saw except for herself and Goku. He had known about this power, that's why Gohan set out against Cell in the first place.
"Do not worry about him, you majesty." Helios said from behind her. Serenity cringed as she heard him speak with so much formality.
"Please, Helios-sama, do not be so formal with me. Just call me Serenity like everyone else demo, if you wanted, you could call me Usagi." Serenity said calmly. After she had taken the throne, she had grown used to everyone calling her Serenity, so that's what she opted to be called now. Even though she'd rather be addressed by the name she went by as a teenager. She clutched the glass in her hands so tightly that she felt it biting into her flesh, sending streams of crimson streaming down her arms and dripping off of her elbows.
"Serenity, do not worry about the battle. I have visited your nephew before… he is strong and pure-hearted. He will be victorious in this battle." Helios said calmly.
"I do not worry about Gohan-kun… I know he's strong… I worry for my friends, I worry that I won't be able to fight Nephelina…" Serenity said calmly to herself. "She's much stronger than when I fought her last time. Even then, I never really fought her… the moon trapped her back in her mirror prison where she was trapped all of these years." Then a thought hit Serenity. Her Senshi… The Sailor Senshi that she had trapped at this very moment. She reached into her sub-dimensional space pocket and pulled out a small globe. Inside of the glittering treasure, the figures of people could be seen. She looked into the glass, seeing the figure moving around, searching for a way out.
"We have to find a way to help Koneko-chan…" Haruka said calmly as she sat on the ground, glaring at anyone that dare come within three feet of her with the exception of Michiru.
"She put us here for our own good…" Ami said more to herself than anyone else. She had been sitting alone, obviously deep in thought when they all realized that they were stuck there. All that surrounded them was never-ending white nothingness. There was nothing in this place except for white and a light mist that floated in at times.
"That doesn't mean we approve!! We should be out there fighting alongside her like we used to!!" Rei nearly shouted, as she crossed her arms over her chest, an angry scowl on her face.
"Calm down Rei-chan," Mamoru said, placing an arm around her waist. "Don't worry about Serenity, she's strong." A look of sadness for being left out came across Rei's face.
"I just wish she'd understand… we'd rather be fighting by her side than sitting here worrying about her." Rei said quietly.
~I know that Rei-chan~ Came a familiar voice.
"Nani? Usagi?" Rei questioned when she heard the voice.
~I know you'd rather be fighting by my side… this type of battle is out of your league, though. The sheer amount of energy that is radiate from these fighters in enough to incinerate the entire planet.~ Her soft voice continued. ~Demo… I need all of your help now… Nephelina is back…~
"Nani?!?" The Inner Senshi cried as they all jumped to their feet… Sailor Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury as well as Mamoru.
"Queen Nephelina?!?" Makoto demanded, a hint of some unknown emotion that resembled fear streaking across her face. "How did she get out?" There was a pause before Serenity spoke again.
~It was my fault… I released so much power in anger and fear… she managed to grab ahold of it somehow and break free…~
"Where is she now?" Ami asked, pulling out her mini-computer.
~She's on earth… she used that power to trade places with me… I'm trapped in her mirror world… I don't know how to escape… Helios is here with me but there's nothing he can do either…~ They could hear the sadness in her voice as she told them of the situation. ~And to top it off… Seiya gave her starseed to the sword that Nephelina currently has…~ They could hear the deep sorrow in her voice as she spoke of Seiya's sacrifice. ~O-negai… I need your help…~ She pleaded quietly.
"Of course we'll help you odango atama!" Rei growled. "We know you can't do anything on your own," She said jokingly as she smiled. Happy that their leader and Queen was going to let them help. "Now, are you gonna get us out of here or what?"
Serenity smiled to herself as she held the globe up in the air, watching as it began to glow in the dim light. A moment later, it shone so brightly that Serenity was forced to look away and shield her eyes from the explosion of light and power. When the light died down, Serenity and Helios were still the only ones to remain standing in the empty room.
"Where are they?" Serenity asked herself looking around for any sign of her friends.
"They are on earth." Helios said quietly as he stood behind Serenity.
"Helios, you should leave now… You need to go back to your dream world," Serenity said quietly. "Don't worry about me, I'll be perfectly fine. I'm a Saiyajin… I can take care of myself, trust me." Serenity said giving him a reassuring smile. She saw him nod quietly, not wanting to leave her alone but knowing that there was nothing that he could do. He couldn't risk the safety of the beautiful dreams he lived to protect.
"Hold it right there Nephelina!!" Rei's sharp voice snapped into the dark-haired woman's mind. "We won't let you get away with this!"
"We fight for love and justice and we will not allow you to take our Queen from us!" Makoto continued, glaring daggers at the woman before her. Nephelina didn't seem the slightest bit worried and turned her attention back to the battle that was currently being fought in front of her very eyes. The young boy had a definite advantage over the bigger monstrosity that he was facing.
"Prepare for defeat!" Mamoru said as he stood behind his wife, one hand on her shoulder.
"Please, I'm watching the show. You should really learn to be more considerate of others." Nephelina said, clutching the sword tightly in her fingers.
"Hand over the sword." Sailor Jupiter demanded, eyes narrowed as she looked on at the glittering gem at the end of the sword.
"And why would I do that? This sword is the very thing that will ensure my rule of the universe… that is, of course, after I change the boy to my side." Nephelina said, smirking as she looked back at the golden-haired boy.
"You stay away from Gohan-kun," Rei spat in disgust. "He is too pure to be tricked by the likes of you."
"We shall see after the end of this battle then shan't we?" Nephelina said confidently. "You may have stolen my daughter from me, but you will never steal him from me."
"What do you mean 'we stole your daughter'?" Ami asked, the blue visor before her eyes as she was doing a few tests with her mini-computer. Nephelina scowled and glared daggers at the Senshi that stood assembled before her.
"You really don't think the Queen of the Moon had two daughters to you?" Nephelina asked, a deep scowl on her face. "You are surely mistaken if that's what you believed."
"What are you saying then?" Makoto asked, standing her ground as she watched for an opening to take the sword back.
"I'm saying that Miyana was NOT Queen Serenity's daughter… but mine…" Nephelina said smirking. "Rebellious child… must have gotten that from her father, the King of the Sun and husband of Serenity." She said still smirking confidently.
"Masaka…" Chorused the Senshi as they heard the tale of Queen Nephelina.