On Vegeta's space ship. A new evil threatens the Earth and Serena is nowhere to be found. Will she make it in time to save her friends?
Serena opened her eyes and sat up. She was laying on a bed, still in her dress. She heard a loud pounding noise up above her head. I wonder what that is? She thought, heading for the door. She opened the door and stepped out into a hallway. There was a door with 'Kitchen' written above it, and another labeled 'Bathroom', and then there was a flight of stairs. Serena walked up the winding stairs and saw what the pounding was. It was Vegeta, he was training really hard. Serena took one step out on the floor and fell. She couldn't move.
"Vegeta!" She called, trying to stand up. "Help me!"
Vegeta didn't hear her plea for help. He was trying too hard to hit the legendary title of Super Saiyan. "Please!" She cried. She managed to stand up and slowly made her way over the Vegeta. She moved at a slow but steady pace until she was standing next to him. She saw the machine that made the gravity. She looked the buttons over and then hit one. The gravity returned to normal and Vegeta fell to the floor unconscious.
Serena rushed to his side and picked up his head. "Vegeta!" She cried, trying to wake him. He was out cold. "He must have been working hard." Serena said to herself when he didn't wake up. Serena struggled to get him downstairs. She took off his armor, gloves, shirt, and his shoes. He looked so peaceful laying there in the silent ship.
"Vegeta, my love, I'm so glad we're still together." Serena said to herself. She pulled the blankets up around him and turned off the light. She walked into the kitchen and opened the refrigerator, pulling out a few things that looked good. She sat down at the table stuffing her mouth full. She hadn't realized how hungry she had been. She hadn't eaten in days. There hadn't been time, or a good place.
A Few Hours Later...
Vegeta picked his head up off the pillow, and looked around him. How did I get in here? He thought, looking around the room. He tossed the blankets off and headed out the door. He saw a light on in the kitchen and he walked in, seeing Serena sitting at the table. She was sipping from a cup filled to the brim with some steaming drink.
"Good morning, Vegeta." She said cheerfully. He just grunted and walked to the refrigerator. The same as Serena, pulled out a few things and started to stuff his face. "Are you OK?" She asked, remembering what had happened earlier. He grunted out an answer so Serena dropped the subject.
After Vegeta had eaten his fill, he stood up and walked to the bathroom. He walked in and closed the door behind him. Serena felt pain stabbing at her heart. He didn't even say anything to her. He had just brushed her off like she didn't mean anything to him.
She stood up and walked up the steps. She walked over to one of the windows and looked out into space. It was like nothing she had ever seen before, at least in this lifetime. She sat in the window and stared out into space, wondering what their new life was going to be like. Are we going to go back to Earth sometime? She asked herself. What about my friends? How will they protect Earth without my help? She was so deep into her thoughts, that she didn't hear Vegeta come up the steps.
"Are you ready?" He asked.
"Huh?" Serena asked, realizing the Vegeta was in there. "Ready for what?" He didn't answer her, but instead he picked her up and took her downstairs.
"How are you supposed to train wearing that?" He asked, he was referring to the white dress. He set her down on the bed and threw her a pair of shorts and a tank top. He walked out of the room and left her to change. He didn't feel right watching her change. She walked out and back up the steps.
"Vegeta?" She called, he had already turned the gravity machine on. Serena was barely able to stand.
"You're stronger that that!" Vegeta barked. "This is the same as the gravity on the planet Vegeta!"
"I haven't been on that planet since I was four years old!" She yelled, straightening up. "So cut me a little slack!"
"You're a Super Saiyan! You should be able to fight in 100 times normal gravity with no problem!" Vegeta yelled over her.
"No I'm not." Serena said, not really remembering what had happened then. It was all a blur. There was no way that Serena was a Super Saiyan. Was there?
"You are." He said, he threw a punch, hitting her square in the face.
"Owe!" She cried, putting both hands over her face. "That hurt!"
"Next time duck." He said calmly. He threw another punch, but this time she ducked and threw a punch of her own. He was a lot faster and ducked out of the way before her fist hit him. He grabbed her arm and threw her into the wall. She fell to the floor holding her stomach.
"I'm not used to the gravity, Vegeta." She said standing up. "Could you go easy on me for a while? You know, just until I get used to it."
He didn't answer, but instead, he dove at her, knocking her to the ground. She pushed him off and began to attack. He blocked everything she did, but he admired her spirit. She had a lot of fight for a girl. Especially one that had been raised as a weak human. Then again, she was a Saiyan, so that's where she got it from.
"Is that all you've got?" Vegeta asked, the familiar sneer crossed his lips just before he blasted her against the wall. She slumped to the floor, her face twisted in pain. I've got to teach her to control her power. Vegeta thought, seeing her on the floor. She's like a time bomb. She could explode at any time. But how? She doesn't seem to realize that she is stronger than me and Kakarott. There has to be a way. He watched as she climbed to her feet. "I see you're finally up." He said, his sneer spread. "Show me what you've got, little girl."
Serena grew very angry. Why was he doing this? Her face turned red and her tail lashed out behind her. A low growl escaped her throat and the crescent moon on her forehead began to glow. This is it! Vegeta thought. She's going to go Super Saiyan in a minute!
Serena walked menacingly towards him, her eyes were narrowed to slits, and her breathing came out in short gasps. She walked up to him and was about a foot away when she fell to the ground. She was unconscious. This surprised Vegeta.
"What happened?" He asked himself. "Damn! I guess it was too much for her, but I have to keep pushing her. That's the only way she'll learn to control herself. I don't want any harm to come to her." He said, picking her up. He carried her into the room, holding her close to his body. He set her down on the bed and took off her shoes, placing them on the floor. He pulled the covers up over her and turned away. He walked into the kitchen and sat down at the table, getting something to drink out of the refrigerator. "That girl is too much." He said gulping the cold liquid. He walked back upstairs and began to train once again, forgetting about Serena for the moment. He trained until he could barely stand. He walked back down the steps after hours of training, his shoulders slumped. After taking a shower, he walked into the bedroom and laid down next to Serena, pulling her close to him. He held her tight and fell into a peaceful sleep. For the first time ever, he felt content with someone.
Serena's eyes opened to see her Prince holding her close to him. She sighed and breathed in his clean scent. He looks so peaceful and happy. She thought to herself, climbing out of bed. She walked to the bathroom and took a shower. She wrapped the towel around her body and walked back into the room. She walked over to the closet and pulled out a pair of shorts and a tank top. She was about to walk out of the room and get dressed in the bathroom, when she heard a groan from Vegeta's direction. She looked over at him and saw him sit up, stretching his arms. He yawned and climbed out
of bed, pretending not to have noticed that she was standing in front of him in nothing but a towel. Her wet hair fell down her back almost touching the floor. Serena saw a sly smile spread across his face and before she knew it, he had grabbed her around the waist and she felt his lips pressing against hers. When they pulled apart, they were both gasping for breath.
"Wow." Serena said, when he walked out the door and headed up top.
"When you're dressed, come up and join me." He said, giving her another one of his sly smiles, smacking her on the butt as he passed. "We can finish what we started."
She smiled back, understanding what he meant by it. She quickly pulled on her clothes and headed upstairs. He was waiting for her, but the gravity machine wasn't on yet. He walked up to her and grabbed her around the waist, pulling her close to him. He pressed his lips against hers. She kissed him back, her tail wrapping around his waist. She felt something that she had never felt before. She felt his heart going out to her. He would protect her, even if it cost his own life. When they finally broke apart, Serena laid her head on his chest, listening to his breathing. He was so different when he wasn't trying
to act all macho. He was sweet and he truly loved her with all his heart.
Serena just laid in his arms, she felt so safe in his arms.
"We should get started." He said, gently pushing her away. He walked over to the gravity machine and punched in a few buttons. Serena immediately felt the pull on her body increase. He had put the machine on 30 times normal gravity this time, she was starting to get used to it now. She got into a fighting stance and so did Vegeta. Neither of them said a word. They were waiting for the other to make a move. Finally Serena broke the silence.
"Make a move already." She said, before she could blink, he had disappeared. She followed his power level and ducked out of the way seconds before he threw his punch.
"Good!" He said. "You're using your head!"
He tried the same thing, but Serena saw him coming and punched him in the stomach hard before he had a chance to throw another punch. She really is strong. He thought, clutching his stomach. Serena charged at him, but he saw it coming and jumped out of the way, causing her to crash into the wall.
"Is that all you've got?" He demanded, his usual smirk spread across his face. He was trying to get her mad so she'd go Super Saiyan. He had to teach her to control her power or else she could blow at any time. "You can do better than that!"
She clenched her teeth and attacked again. Something in her had changed. She was no longer the cry baby. She didn't cry when he hit her, she just ignored the pain. The Saiyan in her was coming out. She didn't mind the pain, it seemed normal. Goku hadn't been nearly so hard on her, but she knew that this was good for her. Goku always went easy on her, but she needed someone to show her what it was really like. She hadn't been ready to fight Freiza before, or Vegeta on the planet Earth. She didn't know what a real battle was like and that's why she had lost.
Serena lunged at him again, this time she got him. Pinning him up against the wall. "I'm just getting warmed up!" She said. She punched at him, but he easily dodged her punches. Her anger grew with each punch. What's wrong with me? She thought, when she felt the anger flowing through her body. Why am I so mad? I just want to KILL something! She suddenly stopped. These thoughts flew through her head, causing pain in her stomach. She hunched over, holding her stomach. She felt evil, she shouldn't be having thoughts like that.
"Serena!" Vegeta called her name over and over. He didn't think he hit her that hard. She was still on the floor holding her stomach. "Serena say something!"
She didn't answer. The thoughts were still racing through her mind. It was the Saiyan in her. It was telling her to fight, to win, to kill if necessary. She tried to push the thoughts away, but they were strong. They pushed their way to the surface. Serena stood up, her eyes were glazed over.
"So are you ready to try it again?" Vegeta asked, looking at Serena. There's something wrong. He thought, seeing the glazed look in her eyes. I've never seen her like this. It's not like her, there's no emotion on her face. He was puzzled, but suddenly, she attacked. She had always waited for Vegeta to attack before. She fought using everything she had. It was like she was a ghost. She just did what had to be done. What's wrong with her? Vegeta asked himself. It was like Serena was fighting for real. She wasn't just training, she was in a life or death situation. "Serena. Stop, this isn't a real fight." But she didn't say anything. She started to power up even more. Her hair turned white, and the moon on her forehead began to glow. She had gone Super Saiyan, but she had the soul of a Saiyan now. She was an uncontrollable killing machine. Vegeta didn't know what to do. He couldn't beat her when she was a Super Saiyan. He didn't stand a chance.
"I'm going to kill you!" Serena yelled. She didn't know what she was saying. She was a true Saiyan. She would do anything to win.
"Serena! Listen to yourself!" He yelled, dodging a punch. "You're a monster! Calm down! Get control!"
Serena felt herself being sucked in deeper. What's wrong with me? Why am I doing this? I can't hurt him! I love him! Serena tried to break through the surface and stop fighting, but she wasn't strong enough. She had become a prisoner in her own body. The Saiyan instincts had taken over her mind and her body.
Vegeta fought back, but nothing he did had any affect on her. What can I do? Nothing's working! She's too strong! Vegeta thought frantically, trying to find a way to snap her out of it. I know! He thought, running in the opposite direction.
"Come back and fight me!" Serena yelled. "Or are you afraid? There's no where for you to hide! I'll get you one way or another!"
Vegeta darted down the stairs and ran into the bedroom, grabbing a sheet, and then ran into the kitchen turning the light off. He hid next to the refrigerator and waited for Serena to enter the room.
"Oh Vegeta." She coed sweetly. "Come out and play."
Vegeta stayed hidden next to the refrigerator waiting for Serena to get to just the right spot. Come on! A little further! Now! He thought, jumping out from behind the refrigerator. He jumped in front of her and threw the sheet over her head. He knocked her to the ground and jumped on her, pinning her shoulders to the ground. She fought, but he weighed more than her and she remained pinned to the floor.
"Let me go!" She cried, fighting with all her might to get him off. "Get off of me!"
"Serena!" He yelled, trying to get her attention. She kept on thrashing about, trying to get away. He grabbed her face in one hand and forced her to look into his eyes. "Serena, listen to me." He said calmly. "You have got to calm down. Get control, and then I'll let you go."
Serena looked deep into his eyes and something snapped. She felt the power fade, she was so tired. "Vegeta, I... I'm sorry." She whispered before losing consciousness.
Vegeta picked her up, holding her body close to his. He was beat up pretty bad. Blood poured from a cut on his forehead. Serena wasn't all that great herself. She was covered in his blood and her own. He took her into the bathroom and turned on the water. He laid her on the floor and made sure the water wasn't too hot. He knelt by her side and held her in his arms. He felt so close. He had never felt this way before. Why was he feeling like this. It was because he didn't have to act tough when she was around. She could see right through all of that. She knew how he really was.
When the bathtub was full, he reluctantly undressed her. He felt really embarrassed for some reason. He didn't feel right undressing this girl. The tank top she wore was torn and so were her shorts. He tossed them in the trash can by the door and put her in the bath tub. He looked at her unconscious form and felt a rush of warmth as he washed her slender body. She looked so peaceful even with the blood streaking down her face. He gently washed the blood from her face and kissed her on the forehead where the crescent moon was. It hadn't gone away after she had gone Super Saiyan. It was still there, her hair had returned to it's golden blond though.
"You are so beautiful." He said quietly, kissing her lips. The feeling of warmth inside of him only grew. It didn't get any less, he knew that they would always be together.
Serena walked through the door to her apartment. What happened? She thought, looking
around the room. It was trashed. Everything was broken and laying in heaps on the floor. She ran out the door and down to the street below. There was a man down there wearing a trench coat, hat, and dark glasses.
"Hey come back here!" She yelled when the man started to run in the opposite direction. He didn't slow the slightest bit. He just ran faster and faster. "Stop!" he didn't even look back. He ran into the park, Serena followed close behind. "Come back here!" She cried. All of a sudden, he stopped and tore the trench coat, hat, and glasses off. In the blink of an eye, he was gone. Serena searched for him, he was gone. She started to walk home, but something didn't feel right. Where were her friends? Why weren't they there?
Serena ran towards Rei's temple where they always used to meet when something was going on. There was no one there, the windows were dark and the doors were closed. Where is everyone? She went from one person's apartment to the other searching for them, then she heard someone talking.
"Did you hear what happened?" A young girl asked her friend.
"What?" The other girl asked.
"The Sailor Scouts were kidnapped. I saw it on the news. I can't believe it, and people said that Sailor Moon wasn't even there. Can you believe it? The leader of the Sailor Scouts abandoned them?" The girl said.
"That's the most awful thing a friend can possibly do. What'll happen now that they aren't here to protect us?" The girl asked her friend.
"I don't know. It can't be that bad though. It's probably a hoax anyway." The girl said. "Hey! You want to get some ice cream?"
"Yeah! Let's go!" And with that the two girls ran off to get their ice cream.
It's impossible! The Sailor Scouts can't have been captured! I wasn't gone that long! Serena thought. 'that's the worst thing a friend can possibly do', the girl's voice rang in Serena's head as she ran through town looking for clues as to where her friends had been taken.
Just then, an illusion appeared in the sky. It was a man. He looked familiar to her. Who is that? She asked herself.
"Sailor Moon." The voice said. "If you are out there, I have a message to deliver." Her friends faces appeared in the sky. She could hear their anguished cries of pain and see their faces twist into expressions of pain and sorrow. "Meet me at Macenna Park at one o'clock sharp or..." Serena could hear her friends scream in pain even louder. "They'll be the ones to suffer." The face vanished and Serena saw the shocked expressions on all of the people in the streets.
Oh no! She thought, seeing her friends faces in her mind. She could still hear their screams in her ears, ringing through her head. I have to save them!
By the time Serena got to the park it was almost one o'clock. She pulled out the locket and shouted the magic words. It had been so long since she had been Sailor Moon.
"Ah, there you are Sailor Moon. I've been expecting you." A man's voice said. It was deep and had a touch of arrogance to it. "So, shall we begin?"
"I am Sailor Moon, the champion of justice! On behalf of the Moon, I will right wrongs and triumph over evil! And that means you!" The words came back to her, and she charged in, just like she had been taught. This is just what the man wanted. She grew near him and he moved and opened up a black hole. She didn't see it coming, she fell right into his little trap.
"Stupid girl." He said, disappearing through another black hole.
Serena felt herself falling, falling, falling. She kept on falling, she had no idea where she was or what was going to happen to her. Finally, she saw a light below her. She used her power to hover a little, but for some reason, it wouldn't work very well. She merely slowed down a little, and wound up landing hard on her butt.
"Oww!" She cried when she hit the ground. She looked down at herself and her Sailor Moon outfit was gone. She was in the same clothes she had been in before she fell. She was just plain old Serena. "What's going on?" She asked herself. "Why isn't the crystal working?" She sensed high amounts of Nega-energy, but she didn't know that it would have this effect on the crystal.
"So Sailor Moon, having trouble with the crystal?" She heard the same voice echoing through the air.
"Who are you!" She demanded, taking a look around her. She was in a cave like place. It was dark and damp, she felt something run across her shoe and she screamed in terror, jumping away.
"I am your worst nightmare!" The voice bellowed. "You'd better be careful. Wouldn't want the rats to get you." The voice vanished.
Serena walked through the room and found that it was just a pit. There was no door, no
window. It was dark and cold. The only light was the crystal in the locket. What am I going to do? She asked herself trying to find a way to escape. She thought long and hard, but came up with no answers.
Maybe if I fly out! She thought. She stood up and concentrated on flying and soon, she was floating a few feet above the ground. The Nega-energy was really strong, so she had to put all of her concentration into flying. Soon, she was flying up the dark tube, very slowly though. She didn't care, she just wanted to be out of that rat infested dungeon.
When she finally reached the top, she was greeted by a group of monsters. She didn't know who they were, but they were really strong and there were so many of them. Since she couldn't use the crystal, she used the attacks she had learned from Vegeta and Goku. She tried with all her might, but she couldn't get her power. It was buried deep down and she couldn't reach it. Just then, she heard Rei scream.
"Serena!" She screamed. "Get out of here!"
"Sailor Mars!" She yelled looking for the voice. "Where are you?"
"Get out now!" Rei yelled back.
"I won't abandon my friends!" Serena yelled searching for the source of her friends voice, but all was quiet except for the monsters she was fighting. Serena felt her body hit the wall and something inside of her snapped. Her best friend was in pain and needed her help. She couldn't let her and the rest of her friends down. She stood up and screamed at the top of her lungs. The ground began to shake and a white light engulfed her. Her screams caused the monsters to cover their ears, and get on his knees. The floor shook and the ceiling groaned with the weight it had to support. When her screams stopped and the light died down, Serena stood before the monsters. She was wearing the white Saiyan armor and her hair had turned white. The crescent moon on her forehead glowed a bright white.
She stood before them for a moment, her eyes narrowed, and then she attacked. She killed several of them with the first attack. They turned to dust and the ashes would float to the ground and settle in a pile. She fought with all her might and when they were all dead, she turned her attention back to the situation at hand. She made her way past pillars that held up the ceiling, her shoes squeaking on the clean floor. She had blood dripping into her eyes, from a blow to the head, before she had changed. She had only one thought in her mind, kill this man. Do what ever it takes to be sure this man never hurts anyone again.
The man sent out monster after monster, but Serena kept moving towards him at a steady pace. He would send a monster and it would be dead before it ever knew what was happening. Serena left a trail of dust and blood as she went. Her white armor soon turned red with the blood of the monsters. Her long white hair was matted with blood on her forehead. She looked like a dead woman walking. Nothing could stop her, she was too determined to save her friends. It clouded her vision. She didn't know what she was doing, she just did it. She could only see her friends faces twisted in agony and it just made her even more destructive.
She came to a huge door and she didn't even try to open it. She sent a blast of energy straight through it. Pieces of wood flew in all directions. Several guards tried to stop her, but she just threw them to the side like it was nothing.
"Let my friends go!" She growled. She was really quite a sight. She had the long white tail, long white odangoes, white armor, and the crescent moon glowing white. But she was completely covered in blood, most of it not her own. "Or else, you're next!"
"I think not. I didn't think you'd make it this far Princess." He said, standing up. "I thought you'd have been beaten or would have given up by now. I guess I was wrong though. You are just as strong as everyone says you are."
"What are you talking about!" She demanded, her scowl deepening.