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?
"Rei!?!?" Serena almost yelled. "Rei? Are you all right?" Serena's eyes were filled with concern.
"Serena?" Rei said, trying to look at her. "Is that you?" Her face was pale and her eyes were glazed over.
"It's me." Serena said, rushing to her friend's side. "You're all right! We were so worried!"
"Where's everyone else?" She asked, looking at Serena.
"They're in the lobby right now." Serena said. "Do you want me to go get them?"
"No that's okay." She said, then her face turned really serious. "What happened to you?"
"Huh?" Serena was surprised.
"I remember you called me. I was talking to you and I heard an explosion. The line went dead so I headed for my car." She paused, trying to remember. "Then as I was driving, I came to a stop sign, but when I tried to stop, the brakes weren't working. I couldn't stop. I saw the car and felt a jerk, but then everything goes blank."
"Rei." Serena said. "You've been though a lot. You were in a coma. You should probably get some rest right now. We'll be back in the morning because visiting hours are almost over. They're waiting for me right now."
"Oh." Rei said. "I'll see you tomorrow, Meatball Head."
Serena smiled at the nickname she had been given so many years ago. She turned and walked out of the room and headed for the lobby. She walked up to her friends and saw that Sailor P was all bandaged up. They were letting her go home tonight and not even making her stay over night. She had three broken ribs and she was really tired. The others had a few bandages and some bruises, but that was about it.
Serena walked out to her friends and helped Sailor P out the door. She walked with Ami. She was staying with Ami since her apartment had been destroyed. Serena was unusually quiet and only Ami noticed it. They walked with their friends, making sure each of them got home safely.
After the last person opened their door, Ami turned to Serena.
"Is something wrong?" She asked, her eyes filled with concern. Serena did not answer, she was too deep into her thoughts. She thought of Vegeta and what he was doing right now. She didn't think he would come for her. She knew how he felt about her, but in her mind, he cared more about becoming stronger than he did about her. She didn't know that at that very minute, he was speeding towards Earth. "Serena?"
"Huh?" Serena was snapped out of her thoughts by the sound of Ami's voice. "I'm sorry. What did you say?"
"Serena." Ami started. "What's wrong with you? Ever since you used the crystal, you've been like a ghost."
"There's nothing wrong." Serena said, forcing a smile. "I'm the same old Serena." Her smile faded as she fell back into her thoughts of Vegeta. Ami had a worried expression on her face. She knew something was wrong, but if Serena wouldn't tell her, how could she help her? Ami's eyes cast to the ground and they walked the rest of the way in silence.
Ami took out her key and opened the door. The two girls walked inside and sat down on the couch.
"Would you like some tea?" Ami asked, looking at Serena's face with worried eyes.
"Huh? Oh, sure." Serena said, breaking away from her troubled thoughts. Ami walked into the kitchen and put a pot of water on the stove. Serena picked up the remote off of the table and turned on the television. She saw a picture of the palace in the middle of the city. The castle was no longer black crystal, but was clear and beautiful. Serena wasn't the Queen yet. She still had to drive the evil away. She had to send the Nega-Moon
far away. She knew it would be back one day, and she knew that Rini would be there one day. She would help defeat Wiseman for good.
Serena didn't even hear the voice of the reporter. She saw the future in the palace only it wasn't the future anymore. It was the present.
"I have to go to the palace." Serena said when Ami walked into the room with to cups of steaming tea.
"What?" Ami asked, it had been the first thing Serena had said since they got there. "Right now?"
"Yes." Serena said, standing up. "I have to protect it. I have to keep Prince Diamond from coming back." Serena walked towards the door, she was still dressed as Queen Serenity. She had the long white dress with the wings on the back and the crown was placed on her head. "It's my duty." Serena walked out the door and down the stairs. Ami followed her, trying to get her to go back, but you can't force Serena to do anything she
doesn't want to do.
"Serena." She said. "Let's go back. It's getting late. You need to get your rest. You've had a really long day. We'll go there tomorrow."
"I have to go now." Serena said calmly. She was so calm and quiet. It was unlike Serena to be so responsible. "I have to protect the castle, it's my responsibility. They'll be back very soon, and will try to suck all the energy from the city."
"Serena, it's late, let's go home." Ami said.
"I am going home." Serena said, turning to look her friend in the eyes. "This will soon be Crystal Tokyo, and I will soon be the Queen. This is the future, it's finally come, and I have to protect it for our children."
Ami looked in the windows of the stores and realized that everyone was asleep. There were people with their faces on their plates. The cashier in the drug store was asleep with his head on the register. People lay with their heads on games in the Video Arcade.
"Uhh.." Ami started. "What's wrong with everyone?"
"It's Prince Diamond and the rest of them." Serena said calmly. She showed no real emotion. She was afraid to face Prince Diamond, but she had to. Her friends were counting on her. She had to come through for them and everyone else on the planet for that matter.
"How do you know that?" Ami asked.
"I can sense them. I know it's them." Serena said. "You might want to call the rest of the scouts. We could use their help."
"Okay." Ami said. She took out her communicator and called the rest of the scouts. They all met at the palace in the middle of the city.
"Where are they?" Sailor Jupiter asked when they reached the middle of the city.
"They are on the Nega-Moon." Serena said, her eyes turning to the moon that shone above the planet. Serena was the only one that hadn't changed. She didn't transform into Sailor Moon. "They're waiting for us to make a move."
"Let's not disappoint them then." Sailor Jupiter said. "What're we waiting for? Let's go!!"
"I'll go." Serena said calmly, looking up at the sky. "It's too dangerous. I don't want to put your lives in danger, so I'm going alone."
"WHAT?!?!" An echo ran though the Sailor Scouts.
"You can't do that!!!"
"We won't let you go!!!"
"It's too dangerous!!!"
"STOP!!" Serena silenced them. "I've caused so much trouble, now I have to fix it, alone."
Serena. A voice came in Serena's consciousness. It was Rei's voice. Be careful. I know we have our differences, but you are my best friend, I don't want today to be the last day I ever see you.
Don't worry. Serena answered with her mind. I'll be careful. Nothing will happen to me, I know it.
"I'm going." Serena said, opening her eyes. She levitated off the ground slightly and then took off at full speed, heading straight for the Nega-Moon. I won't let you down, my friends. She thought, looking back at them.
On Vegeta's Ship...
"One more day, until the arrival on Earth." A computerized voice said.
"One more day, to get stronger." He mumbled to himself. "Then I can save my Princess."
He had been training non-stop for days. He didn't even take a break when he became so tired he couldn't stand. He pushed himself even harder.
"I'll kill that bastard that took Serena from me!!" He grumbled, pushing himself even harder. "He'll learn not to mess with my woman before I kill him."
Outside the Palace...
"We can't let her do this by herself!" Sailor Venus suddenly cried out after Serena was out of sight. "We are supposed to protect her no matter what the cost!! We can't let her do this alone!!"
Everyone's eyes were cast to the ground.
"You're right!!" Cried out Sailor Jupiter. "Who's with us?! Who says we go help her?!"
"Count me in!" Mercury said, placing her hand in the center with Venus and Jupiter's hands.
"I'm in!" Uranus said.
"Yes, we have to protect the Princess!" Neptune said, placing her hand in the center of the circle.
"I'm in too!" Saturn said, placing her hand with the rest of the scouts.
"I'm in too." A voice said behind them. Sailor Pluto limped towards the rest of the group. She placed her hand in the circle.
"Let's do it!" They cried. They separated and held hands. They all concentrated on where they were going.
"Sailor Teleport!" They all cried in unison. They began to glow and in a moment, they were gone.
On the Nega-Moon...
Serena flew to the Nega-Moon and landed on the surface with a soft thud. It was a dark quiet place. There was no life of any kind around her. All the energy from the hate and murder was on this small moon. There were shrubs that resembled trees, but all the negative energy choked the life out of them.
Serena walked slowly and looked around her. It was so sad. She walked along a path that wound it's way through a maze of garbage.
"Hey pretty lady." A voice behind her said. "Come here."
Serena looked at the man and noticed a small ball of negative energy in his hand. He may not be as evil as some of the monsters on that moon, but he was just as dangerous. Serena looked around and saw more of them surrounding her. She stood perfectly straight, waiting for them to make the first move.
"Go on boys." She said. "Let's see what your made of."
Serena stood in her fighting stance and began to power up. She began to scream causing them to cover their ears to block out the terrible noise. Small pebbles around her feet began to rise in the air and she was surrounded in a white light. The ground began to tremble and she saw a few of the men step back. Her hair began to change. It went from a soft blond to bright white. It grew in length and hung on the ground quite a bit.
"What is she?!" One of the men said, taking a step back. He was about ready to run for his life, but his leader stopped him.
"Where do you think you're going?!" He demanded.
"N... Nowhere." He said, turning back to Serena who was still powering up.
All of a sudden, her screams stopped and the pebbles that floated around her, fell to the ground. Her hair was still white and she was still surrounded by a white light.
"Do you still want to fight?" Serena asked, her eyes narrowing in on their leader. She levitated off the ground and floated towards him, stopping with her lips inches from his ear. "I must tell you though..."
She whispered in his ear in a soft voice. "You don't stand a chance."
Before he was even able to utter a word, her fist plunged into his stomach causing him to fly into a large rock that was behind him. He fell to the ground, spitting blood on Serena's shoe. This made Serena very angry. She picked him up by the front of his shirt.
"That was a bad move." She uttered, all of his men had fled from the scene, leaving him to deal with his fate. Serena held him off the ground and prepared to destroy him. She had become a vicious killing machine. She was about to kill him, when a face floated into her mind. It was the face of her future daughter, Rini. She saw her ruby red eyes looking up at her. She couldn't kill this man. She didn't want her daughter to know the
hatred that existed in the world. If she killed this man, she was the same as he was. She was just as evil. She had killed before, but it had been because they had refused to let her help them. It was the only alternative.
She slowly lowered him to the ground and released his shirt. He slumped to the ground and Serena turned in the other direction and walked away. He looked after her and saw something that he didn't know existed. It was mercy and compassion. He watched her walk away and began to laugh a crazy laugh. His laugh echoed all around her, but she just ignored it and focused on what had to be done.
"Poor guy." She muttered to herself. "He's so crazy that it wasn't worth the trouble."
Serena walked faster along the trail and prepared for more encounters. She knew that that had not been the last.
Back to the rest of the scouts...
"Where are we?" Sailor Venus asked, looking around her at the ruin. "Is this the Nega-Moon?"
"I think so." Said Sailor Jupiter.
"This is the Nega-Moon girls!" Sailor Mercury burst out. She was taking a few readings. "According to my calculations Serena is over there!" She said pointing to the left. "There's an awful lot of negative energy around here. I don't know if we can use our powers. It might block them out."
"Oh well!" Sailor Pluto burst out. "We have to find her right now! She might be in danger!"
"You're right." Sailor Mercury said. "Let's go!"
With that all of the scouts, besides Sailor Moon, were heading in the direction Serena was located. They came a spot along the way that was still smoking. It looked like something Serena did.
"Come on!" Sailor Jupiter yelled. "She's not too far from here!"
On Vegeta's ship...
"One more day" Vegeta mumbled to himself. "Then, I'll save the Princess I can't let her down."
Vegeta had been working out non-stop for six days now. It didn't seem to be that long to him, though. He concentrated on what he was doing and didn't take one break. He pushed himself past his limit to achieve his goal. He would be much stronger than Kakarott. He would be strong enough to save his Princess. He would be the strongest fighter in the whole universe.
On the Nega-Moon...
"Here comes the Princess." Said Prince Diamond, sipping from a Champaign glass. "Soon, she will be mine forever. She will love me I'll make her love me."
He crushed the glass in his hand, cutting himself. Blood ran down his fingers and dripped onto the floor. He picked up a cloth that was laying on the table next to him, and wrapped it around his bleeding hand.
"Soon, very soon, you will be mine, Princess." He muttered under his breath as she drew nearer to his palace.
Back to the Sailor Scouts...
"Come on!" Sailor Jupiter yelled, running as fast as she could. The others were close behind her, running at full speed.
"STOP!!" A voice demanded. A figure appeared in front of Sailor Jupiter. She didn't have time to stop, and run right into him, and fell to the ground with a thud.
"Hey!" Sailor Jupiter cried, standing up and dusting herself off. "What's the big idea!!"
"Calm down." The voice said, it was the voice of Tuxedo Mask. "I was just trying to get your attention."
"You big jerk!" Yelled Sailor Jupiter. "I thought you were Prince Diamond or one of his little friends!!" She yelled, hitting Tuxedo Mask in the head. "How dare you!!!"
"Stop it you two!" Sailor Mercury stepped forward. "This is no time to fight, we have to find Princess Serena!"
"Y... you're right." Sailor Jupiter said, her eyes cast to the ground.
"Let's go get her." Tuxedo Mask said, heading off in front of them. "We have to find her."
The rest of the Sailor Scouts followed his lead, and soon they stood before a palace.
"Where's Serena?" Asked Sailor Venus. "I thought you said she would be here?"
"She's must not be here yet." Sailor Mercury said, checking her calculations. "According to my calculations, Serena is in that direction." She said, pointing in the opposite direction.
"How'd she get over there?" Sailor Pluto asked.
"My computer must not be working because we should have found her." Sailor Mercury said, a very confused look on her face. "Let's get inside, we have to fight."
"Right!" They said in unison. They all headed into the palace and soon became lost, like they had before.
"This is so confusing!" Sailor Venus cried when they weren't getting anywhere.
"Oh girl's." A voice from over head coed. It was Prince Diamond. "I have someone who'd like to see you."
"Prince Diamond!" They all cried. Sailor Jupiter took a step closer and was about to use her power, but she stopped when a she saw a familiar figure standing behind him.
"Princess Serena!!" Jupiter cried, seeing her friend. She was floating unconscious beside Prince Diamond. "Let her go!"
"I don't think so." He said. "Take them to the dungeon!!" He shouted. Serena lifeless body began to move. She began to drive the scouts towards a small door.
"Serena!!" Sailor Venus cried. "What are you doing?!?! We're your friends."
Serena used her powers against her friends and drove them into the room. The door slammed shut behind them and a weird glow emulated from the room. The scouts used their powers, but it was too strong for them to break.
"Let me outa here!!" Jupiter demanded, screaming at the top of her lungs. "If you don't let me outa here, I'm gonna"
She didn't finish her sentence because her eyes met with those of Serena. They were cold and right in front of them, so everyone could see. Serena began to change. Her long blond hair became short and black. Her beautiful blue eyes grew a dark red, and the white dress she wore turned black. She wasn't Serena at all! She was a phony!
"I knew it!" Cried Mercury. "I knew there was something wrong when I checked her out with my computer!"
"Sorry to say, your computer doesn't work here." Said Prince Diamond, chuckling to himself. "You fell right into my trap. I lead you all the way here and you fell for it. Now, all I have to get is the Princess to fall for it as well." He threw back his head and laughed hysterically. His voice echoed through out the palace, sending chills down the scouts backs. "She will be so blind, that she'll fall for it, just like all of you!"
Elsewhere on the Nega-Moon...
Princess Serena kept walking towards the palace at a steady pace. She kept her eyes forward and didn't look when she heard a twig crack behind her. She stopped, but she didn't turn around.
"What do you want." She demanded in a low voice.
"I want you, darling." A man's voice said. She recognized it right away and turned to meet the eyes of Prince Diamond. "Have you come to fight?"
"I will defeat you." Serena said, a frown spread across her lips. "No matter how long it takes me. Even if I have to give my life, I will defeat you."
"I don't think so." He said, an arrogant smile on his lips. "You will not fight if I have your friends."
"What are you talking about?!?!" Serena demanded.
"I have them." He said, a small, round crystal appeared in his hand. Serena gasped when she saw her friends locked up in a room that was emitting a strange glow. They couldn't get out of it.
"Let them go!" Serena yelled, beginning to power up. "Or I'll"
"Or you'll what?" He asked. "If you know what's good for you, you'll come quietly."
"Never." She said, her voice lowering and her hair began to change color. Her tail lashed out behind her, and her hair turned as white as snow. "I'll never give in." She growled. She was about to charge but stopped when she heard her friends.
"HELP US!!" They cried.
"STOP!!!" Serena screamed, hearing her friends cries. "I'll go with you." Her body slumped to the ground as she felt herself growing weak.
"Come along." He said. Her body was lifted off the ground and was heading towards the palace.
"I.. I'm sorry" Serena whispered before everything went black.
On Vegeta's Ship...
Vegeta continued to work out, even though he would be landing in a matter of minutes. He had to make every minute count. He had to save his Princess.
"I'm coming Serena." He said to himself. He had sensed something really strange the day before. It felt like someone took her away.
The ship entered Earth's atmosphere and crashed into the dirt. Vegeta emerged from the ship and slowly flew towards the city. Where is everyone? He thought, seeing no one in the streets. He walked past houses and saw that all the windows were dark.
"Something big must have happened here." He said to himself. When he reached the middle of the city, he felt a power above his head. When he looked up, he saw a strange moon that was radiating evil energy. "Wait a second!" He burst out. "This is impossible!! There was no moon when I fought Kakorott on Earth!! Where'd it come from!?!"
He sensed Serena's power on the moon and flew up towards it as fast as he could. "I'm coming Princess." He said out loud to himself.
In the palace on the Nega-Moon...
"My dear." Prince Diamond coed. "Soon you will be mine forever. You will have to love me."
Serena lay sleeping on the bed in Diamond's chamber. He leaned down and breathed in the scent of her hair. "She is so beautiful." He said, kissing her lightly on her crescent moon. Serena did not move, she was deep in her own dream. A dream that was not a dream at all, but a nightmare.
"Serena." A voice called. "Come here my darling." She was standing in the middle of a beautiful meadow. There were flowers all around and bees buzzing in her ears. Her Prince was standing on the other side, waiting for her to come to him.
A face appeared, it was the face of her Prince. Her Prince who returned to her. Her only love, Vegeta. Serena ran towards him, but he disappeared right before she reached him. The sky grew dark and the meadow turned to fire. The buzzing bees turned into sparks thrown off by the flames. They hit her skin and left little burn marks.
"Vegeta!?!?!" She called, searching, running through the flames. "Where did you go?!?!" Serena began to panic. "Vegeta!! Come back!! Please!!" Her voice was shaking, and her face burned from the heat of the fire. She was all alone. She grew more frantic.
"Is anyone out there?!?!" She called. "Please!! I'm scared!!"
Her throat grew raw, but still she pushed on.
"Anyone!! Help me!!" She screamed, her face towards the sky. That's when she saw him. He stood above her. It was Tuxedo Mask. Her Knight. The one that had protected her for so many years. He had loved her with all his heart, but she had pushed him away. She was waiting for someone that she had found, but lost the same time. He stretched his hand down to hers. She reached for him, but when her hand brushed against his, he drew his hand back.
"Please!" She cried, seeing the pained look on his face. "Tuxedo Mask, help me!! Please!!"
He turned his back and walked away, into the white light overhead that he had come from. Serena had tears forming in her eyes. They began to fall like a never ending river, flowing with all the sorrow inside of her. Her tears began to collect around her feet. The flames licked at her face, but the tears sent them back. Her sorrow kept them away. She realized that her destiny lied with Tuxedo Mask, Prince Darien. The one that she was meant to be with since they lived in the Moon Kingdom. She would marry Darien.
She ran after Prince Darien, flying up towards the white light. she grabbed his hand. He turned to her and she laid her head on his chest. The flames receded behind her and she stood with Prince Darien, her head resting on his chest.
"I will always love you, Princess." Prince Darien said, his voice trailing off.
Vegeta flew towards the Nega-Moon, Serena's power level was growing weak.
"Something's wrong!" He cried. "Her power level is much higher than that, even when she's not fighting!" He began to fly even faster and soon landed on the Nega-Moon. He flew towards her, but soon he couldn't sense her anymore. The negative energy was blocking out his sense. He'd have to find her on his own. "Oh great!!" He yelled, his voice echoing on the rocks. "I can't find her!!!" He headed in the direction that he had sensed it before her power level disappeared. Soon he came to a huge castle made of black crystal.
"This is it!" He cried, stopping in mid-air. "She's in there!!" He flew into the palace. There was a maze, but it didn't matter much to him. He just destroyed the walls, through blasts of energy right through the black crystal mirrors. "Where is she!?!?!" He yelled, his voice echoing through the palace.
"Prince Diamond!!" A guard burst into his chambers, breathing heavy. "There's an intruder in the palace!! He insists that we give him the Princess. We suggest you get out of here!!"
"Leave me." Diamond said calmly.
"But your majesty" The guard stammered. "We have to protect you."
"I can take care of myself!" Diamond snapped. "This man is just going to end up like the Sailor Scouts. We can pull the same trick on him that we pulled on the scouts."
"Yes sir." The guard said, bowing and exiting the room.
"Is this another one of your little rescue operations, Princess?" He asked, smirking. "He'll never get far enough to rescue you."
He bent over her sleeping form and a smile spread across his face. "He'll die, just like your friends will eventually."
Diamond threw back his head, his evil laugh again filling the palace.
"Out of my way!!" Vegeta yelled, powering up even more. His anger grew with every passing minute. He sent blast after blast at the men before him. "Or you'll all die!!"
The men he was fighting refused to give up, they fought until they were dead. Above them all, stood Prince Diamond. He watched as his men were destroyed. He really is a strong one. He thought. No matter, he'll fall right into my trap.
"Who are you?!?!?" A voice demanded from up above. Vegeta's head snapped up to where the voice had come from. He levitated up until he was face to face with a man with white hair and a white cape.
"I'm your worst nightmare!" He said, throwing a punch at the man in the cape. He missed and hit the wall behind the man.
"Is that your best shot?" The man in the cape asked.
"I'm just getting warmed up!" Vegeta shot back, again powering up. He charged at Prince Diamond and was thrown against a wall.
"Tell me this isn't a savor for the Princess." Prince Diamond said sounding bored. "There must be someone stronger than this. Someone that may be a challenge to me." Prince Diamond yawned and blasted Vegeta against a wall. "You will never win."