This is where it all began. This is how Serena and Vegeta met in the first place.
The Princess awoke and stretched her arms. Her mother was teaching her to be peaceful, like the future Queen needed to be. She had a heart that was as pure as the crystal her mother had. She climbed out of bed and dressed quickly. Today she was going to see Prince Darien. One day, the two of them would be married, even though Princess Serena knew that it was not meant to be. She had a feeling deep down in her heart that there was someone else. A tall dark mysterious man, who would one day win her heart. She had dreams of such a man. He came and rescued her from all of her pain. He took her away from the high demanding life of a Princess, where she could truly be herself.
"Darling." A voice said. "May I come in dear." It was Queen Serenity, Princess Serena's mother.
"Yes mother." She said, zipping up her white dress. Her mother came in and picked up the brush off of the vanity. Princess Serena sat down in front of the mirror and looked at herself. Her mother began to pull the brush through her hair. "I can brush my own hair." The Princess said, taking the brush gently from her mother's hand. "What is it you wanted to talk about?" The Princess said, pulling her hair up into two odangoes, just like her mother's.
"I'm worried about you." She said, looking even more serious than ever.
"Huh?" Princess Serena was surprised, she hadn't expected that. "Worried? Why?"
"You seem so quiet lately. You haven't been around your friends for weeks and you haven't been trying to learn to use the crystal." Queen Serenity said, her hands in her lap. "I'm just afraid of what would happen, if any harm ever came to me."
"Why would you think that something bad is going to happen?" Princess Serena asked, looking into her mother's eyes.
"I had a dream last night. It was like a premonition that something will happen." Queen Serenity said. "It just worries me."
"I understand mother." Princess Serena said. "I'll do my best to learn how to use the crystal."
"Thank you, dear." Queen Serenity said. "You better hurry, Prince Darien will be here any minute."
That's all I need right now. Princess Serena thought. Another visit from that boring Prince Darien. I can't be destined to be with him. He's so boring.
Prince Darien arrived a few minutes later when Princess Serena was eating breakfast. She finished her meal quickly and brushed her teeth. It was rude to keep him waiting, but she stalled for a while. She didn't want to see him today. She really wasn't in the mood.
"Princess." He said, when she finally came out. He kissed her on the cheek and the two of them walked out the door and into the garden. He held her hand and he noticed that she wasn't really paying attention.
"Princess Serena," He said. "Did you hear a word I just said?"
"Oh I'm sorry. I'm not feeling too well today." She said making an excuse. He realized that she wasn't going to tell him what was really bothering her.
"Okay. If you don't want to tell me, then I guess I can't try to help you." He said, giving up.
"Really, I'm just a little tired. That's all." She said, looking away. The two of them continued to stroll through the garden. He took her hand and held it in his bigger hand. He stopped walking and got down on his knee.
"Princess." He said. "You know I would do anything for you. Will you marry me?" He asked, a question of uncertainty in his eye.
Princess Serena didn't know what to say. She knew she should be happy, but she wasn't. she forced a smile and a tear fell from her eye. It wasn't a tear of joy though, it was a tear of sorrow. It would break his heart and her mother's if she said 'no', so she did the only thing she could.
"Yes." She choked out, trying to hold back her tears. A smile spread across his face as he slipped a small ring with a brilliant diamond around her finger. She couldn't look him in the eye, she felt really guilty, but she knew that this was the way it was supposed to be. It was how it had been done for thousands of years. He stood up and pulled her close to him, she laid her head on his chest and pretended to be happy, but inside she was crying.