This is where it all began. This is how Serena and Vegeta met in the first place.
Later that night, after he had proposed to her, they walked back to the palace. It was getting late, so Darien, walked her to her room. He kissed her on the forehead at her door and headed in the direction of the guest room.
Princess Serena opened the door to her room and went inside. She sat down on the floor, leaning her back against the door, and wept in sorrow. She didn't want to marry this man, he wasn't the one for her. She decided that she had to run away and find the man from her dream. He would save her from all of this pain.
She went into her closet and pulled out a cloak with a hood that went down to the floor. She pulled it on over her dress, being careful to make sure it was buttoned. She didn't want anyone to know that it was the Princess, they would find her right away. She slipped out her bedroom window and crept silently through the garden. It was easy to get past the guard. She covered her face and walked towards the gate.
"How did you get in here?" One of them demanded.
"I was invited here, before your shift began." Princess Serena said, disguising her voice. They bought it and let her pass. She walked right out of the palace and no one knew.
Back in the Palace…
Queen Serenity began to worry when Princess Serena didn't come down for dinner. The light was off and the Queen just thought she was a little tired, she had been like that for weeks. She stood up and walked towards her daughter's room. She knocked on the door and pushed it open. The blankets were raised and the Queen walked over to the side of the bed. She sat down and laid her hand on her daughter's side. Her hand sunk in and she knew something was wrong. She threw back the blankets and saw that the Princess wasn't there.
She ran from the room and informed the guards. Sirens could be heard throughout the whole castle. Darien ran from his room, pulling his sword out of it's sheath.
"What's going on!" He demanded when he saw the Queen run for the Silver Imperium Crystal.
"It's the Princess!" She said, out of breath. "She's gone!"
"Gone!! What do you mean she's gone!?" Prince Darien demanded.
"I mean she's gone!" Queen Serenity said. "It's that dream I had! I knew it was a premonition and now it's coming true!! First my daughter disappears!! Then everything else in the Universe disappears just like her!!"
"We've got to find her, before something awful happens!!" Prince Darien yelled, running from the palace. I will protect you Princess. From anyone, even from yourself.
Prince Darien ran through the streets in of his Princess. He knocked on doors and looked in all of the parks, but she wasn't anywhere. Where can she be? He thought. I know where she is! He took off in the direction of that place at top speed. I hope nothing has happened to her.
Back to Princess Serena…
Princess Serena rushed to her special spot. She had to get something and then she had to be on her way. She knew that that would be the first place they'd look for her so she had to hurry. She heard a siren go on behind her and she knew that they had already found out she was gone. How could they have figured out I was gone so soon? She thought. Oh well, I can't worry about that right now.
She finally reached a spot right next to a beautiful lake. The stars shined down on her, causing her to breathe in the sight. I don't have time for this! She scolded herself. She climbed up into the willow tree beside the lake. She had left the small heart shaped locket that her mother had given her.
In one side, there was a picture of Princess Serena and in the other there was a picture of her mother. She slipped the necklace around her neck and jumped down from the tree, landing on her feet. She stood up and began to run, she had a feeling Prince Darien would be there soon. She pulled the hood down over her face and ran as fast as her legs would carry her. She didn't even see the man that walked out in front of her until it was too late.
"Ahh!!" She cried out as she ran into the man. She fell to the ground, but he remained standing. He didn't even help her up.