What? Wicked Lady's back? But that means...
"I'll find her!" He yelled, searching the area surrounding him. He spotted a ship, but as he neared it, it took off and disappeared from his screen. "What?!?! That was her!!!" He yelled, a black crescent moon appeared on his forehead, glowing with a purplish tint. He set the course to follow the ship, but it lost the ship on his scanner so he could only guess where she was heading. "It looks to me like she's heading for the planet Venus."
He set the course for the planet Venus and hit a button to speed up the ship. "I'll beat her there with time to spare." He said arrogantly.
-Serena and Vegeta-
"Are we almost there?" Serenity asked, walking up the stairs a few minutes later.
"About another hour." Vegeta said, punching the air. Serenity sighed and plopped down into the pilots chair. The extra gravity didn't bother her a bit. She was starting to get used to it, even though she had never trained like him before.
"We have to beat Darien you know." Serenity said, more to herself than to Vegeta. "If we don't, he'll turn them against me. He'll brainwash them, I have a terrible feeling about him." Vegeta didn't say anything, he concentrated on training. He was listening, but he didn't say anything.
Darien's ship entered the atmosphere of the planet Venus, crashing into the soft ground.
"Finally." He said, stepping out of the ship. He walked out of the crater and towards the Queen of Venus's palace. He glanced in a puddle and saw the black crescent moon on his forehead. "Shoot, I need a disguise. They can't know that I'm with the Black Moon Family. They'll try to fight me for sure if they knew." He touched the moon on his forehead and after a minute, it disappeared off of his forehead. "Now to convince Mina to be my loyal servant."
"Is it almost ready?" Queen Mina asked the maid that was hanging a banner across the doorway. "It's Serenity's birthday, everyone's going to be here in a few hours."
"Of course your Majesty." The maid said. "Everything will be ready when the guests start to arrive.
"Very good." Queen Mina said. She was wearing a long elegant orange and yellow dress. The symbol of Venus was on her forehead and her long blond hair hung almost touching the ground. She looked down at her list of things to do.
Party Supplies- Check
Bringing Serenity- _______
"I still haven't been able to get a hold of Serenity though." She said, looking down at her list. "Where is she anyway?"
"She's on her way." A voice behind her broke into her thoughts.
"Huh?" Queen Mina said, whirling around to meet the eyes of Serenity's husband Darien. "Darien? How did you get here?"
"I took my ship." He said, no emotion on his face. "Serenity's on her way right now."
"Shoot! We have to hurry then!!" Queen Mina cried, dropping her clip board. "Contact the Queen's of all the planets here! Tell them to come now! That Serenity is on her way!!" She shouted, running though the palace searching for her communicator they had gotten so long ago. She ran into her and her husband's room and pulled a box out from under the bed. She blew the dust off the top and lifted the lid off. She ran her fingers over a few pictures of her and her friend's. She lifted out the frames and found her transformation pen. She ran her fingers over the familiar object that hadn't been used for so long. She looked underneath that and found her communicator. She picked it up and hit a button. Ami's face appeared on the communicator after a few minutes.
"Hello?" Ami said, looking worried when she saw Mina's face. "What's wrong? We haven't used these since Serenity became the Queen."
"Nothing's wrong, I wanted to tell all of you to get here as soon as you can because Serenity is on her way." Mina said, tossing her long blond hair back over her shoulder.
"Oh, we'd better get going then." Ami said. "Everyone stopped her because it was close to Venus. We'll be there as soon as we can."
"Okay. I'll see you all later then." Mina said, turning the communicator off.
"So, they're on they're way?" Darien asked, coming up behind her. Mina jumped, dropping her transformation pen on the floor. She was about to pick it up, but Darien broke in. "Let me get that for you." He said, bending down to pick it up. A evil look crossed his face when he bent over. Dark energy filled him, he touched the pen. I endow this pen with negative energy. You will be my loyal servant. The symbol of the Black Moon Family appeared on the transformation pen. "Here you go." He said, handing her the pen. She took the pen and immediately keeled over, holding her stomach.
"Wh... what did you do to me?" She demanded, holding her aching stomach.
"Stupid woman!!" He shouted laughing, the black crescent moon appeared on his forehead. "You fell right into my trap!!"
"Your.. your trap?!?!" She asked, looking confused. "How could you?" She demanded, a black cloud covered her body, filling her with negative energy. She cried out in pain as the searing pain ripped through her body. No one heard her screams of pain, and even if they did, there was nothing they could do. The evil energy descended around the palace, changing everyone into zombies that were loyal only to Darien.
-Serenity and Vegeta-
"How much longer?" Serenity asked, staring out the window.
"It hasn't even been a half an hour yet!" Vegeta practically yelled. "So stop asking me!"
"You don't have to yell you know!!" Serenity yelled back, standing up. "I can hear you just fine!!" Vegeta began to walk menacingly towards Serenity, who wasn't afraid of him.
"You're really asking for it aren't you?" He asked, walking towards her. She stood up and looked him straight in the eyes.
"You don't scare me." Serenity said, her eyes locked on his. "You're not that big, and you're not as bad as you try to make yourself look. I saw that a little while ago when you told my daughter a bed time story." Vegeta's eyes narrowed on her and she narrowed hers right back.
"Nobody asked you!" Vegeta spat out, turning and heading downstairs.
Serenity turned back to the window and watched for the planet Venus.
"So, you're all here." Queen Mina said, going into the main room where her friends were waiting. "It's so good to see you all." Mina said, giving each a hug.
"It's so good to see you Mina." Ami said, giving her friend a hug. "It's been a long time."
"Yes it has. It's been too long." Mina said, she gripped her transformation pen in her hand. "I was going through a shoe box under my bed and I found this." She said, showing it to her friends. Just then, Darien stepped out from behind Mina.
"Darien?!?!" Rei called out, seeing her first love. "What are you doing here?!?! Where's Serenity?!?!"
"I thought you could tell me." He said, no expression on his face. "Tell me where she is." He demanded. All of the Queen's swayed on their feet except for Queen Mina.
"Wh... what's happening?!?!" Queen Lita said, swaying on her heels. "I feel so strange." All of them fell to the ground, weak and tired.
"What are you doing?!?!" Rei demanded, trying to stand. "I feel a strange force coming from him." That's when she saw it. The black crescent moon on his forehead. "No... it can't... be the Black Moon Family they're... they're back!" She choked out before falling to the ground unconscious.
"We're here!" Serenity yelled, seeing the planet looming in front of her. It had been a half an hour since she had last asked, and Vegeta was still down below. "Vegeta?!?! We're here!!" She shouted, going down the stairs. She walked into the kitchen, but he wasn't there. The bathroom door was open so she walked into the bedroom. She looked at the bed and saw Rini laying down asleep with Vegeta laying down on a small cot next to the bed. "Aww, that's so cute." She said quietly, not wanting to wake them yet. "I think I can handle this." Serenity ran back upstairs and flew the ship towards the planet. It entered the atmosphere, and crashed into the planet, a crater forming around the ship. She stepped off the ship and took a look around her. She took a deep breath and let it out slowly.
"Finally." She said to herself. "I haven't seen my friend Queen Mina for years."
"So." A voice behind her said. "Are we going to just stand here?" He said, leaning back against the ship.
"I have to go get Rini." Serenity said. She turned and walked back into the ship. She walked down the stairs to Rini's side. She picked her up and carried her off, still asleep.
"Come here." Vegeta said.
"What?" She asked.
"Come here." Vegeta repeated. She did what he said and he scooped her up, with Rini in her arms, and flew off towards Queen Mina's palace.
-Queen Mina's Palace-
"She's on her way Master Darien." Queen Mina said, kneeling before Darien who sat in her throne.
"Very good." He said, taking a sip from the wine glass in his hand. "Inform me when she arrives."
"As you wish, Master Darien." Queen Mina said, standing up and walking out of the throne room.
"Very soon, she will be mine forever." Darien said, the black crescent moon once again appearing on his forehead. "Don't worry my brothers, we'll have our revenge very soon." He said, taking a picture from his pocket. It was a picture of him, Prince Diamond, his older brother, and Sapphire, his younger brother. "She will pay for what she did to you."
"We're almost there!" Serenity yelled as they flew near the palace. Something doesn't feel right, though. Serenity thought as the neared the palace.
"How much further?" He asked, Rini had just woke up and was still rubbing the sleep from her eyes.
"Where are we?" Rini asked, looking up at Vegeta and her mother.
"We're on the planet Venus, we're going to be at the palace in a few minutes." Serenity said, looking down at the small child in her arms.
"We're going to see Mina?" Rini asked, hope in her eyes. "I haven't seen her in a long time."
"Yes, we're going to see Queen Mina." Serenity said, smiling. "I know what you mean, I haven't seen her in a long time either, and she's one of my best friends."
"Who is this Queen Mina?" Vegeta asked, his eyes ahead of him.
"She's one of my best friends. She used to be known as Sailor Venus, the future Queen of the planet Venus." Serenity started. "Just like I was the Moon Princess and Sailor Moon. Anyway, after I sent the Nega-Moon to the end of the universe, we all took our thrones."
"What do you mean 'we'?" He asked.
"All the rest of the Princess's, they were my court. Each one of the Sailor Scouts were the Princess of their respected planets. Over one thousand years ago..." Serenity told the story of how she became the Queen and by the time she was done telling the tale, they were standing in front of the palace. Vegeta landed in front of the palace and walked towards the door.
"Wait!" Serenity yelled. "Something's not right... something's wrong... where's Mina?... she would have been out here by now... she knows when I'm here..."
"You're right Mommy." Rini said, looking worried. "Something doesn't feel right."
"We'll just have to watch out." Vegeta said, taking Serenity's arm. "Let's go!"
"Take your hands off of me!" Serenity cried, pulling her arm away from Vegeta. "I'm coming!" Serenity took Rini's hand and headed for the door to the palace.
-In the Palace-
"Serenity is at the front gate along with a little girl and a man." Queen Mina said, once again kneeling before Darien.
"Good." Darien said. "Once they walk through that door, I'll have my revenge on Serenity for what she did to my brothers. Greet them with hospitality, and then we'll strike."
"Yes Master." Queen Mina said, turning and walking towards the front door.
"Hello?" Serenity called, her voice echoing through the empty entrance way. "Mina? Are you home?"
"Mina?" Rini called, cupping her hands around her mouth. Vegeta stood by the door, trying to sense anything unusual.
"Look out!!!" Vegeta cried, grabbing Serenity around the waist, he pulled her off to the side. A large blade fell from the ceiling, nearly slicing the Queen in half.
"No way!!" Serenity cried, seeing the blade in the floor. "That could have been me!!"
"Mommy!" Rini called, running to her mother. She threw her arms around her, tears in her eyes. "I thought that thing got you!!"
"I'm okay Rini, but something definitely isn't right here." Serenity said, looking around the room. She saw a flash of yellow. "Mina?" She called, running in that direction. "Is that you? Come back!"
"Serenity!!" Vegeta yelled, grabbing Rini. "Come back!! Stop this foolishness!! You don't rush into something like this!! We're all going to get killed!!"
"I can't stand around and let my friend get hurt!!" Serenity yelled back, continuing to run after the girl. "I know something is going on, I just don't know what!! I have to find her!!"
"It's smarter to stay together!!" Vegeta yelled, running after Serenity. He finally caught up to her and grabbed her, pinning her arms to her side. "Listen to me!!" Serenity fought, trying to get free.
"Let me go!!" Serenity yelled.
"Let my Mommy go!!" Rini yelled, the yellow crescent moon appeared on her forehead. She screamed, bringing attention to all of them.
"So... You're finally here." A voice behind them said.
"Who is that?!?!" Vegeta yelled, turning towards the source of the voice.
"Darien!!" Serenity yelled, seeing her husband. She looked up at him and saw the black crescent moon on her forehead. Vegeta let go of Serenity and turned towards him.
"So you're the bastard that hit her!!" Vegeta yelled, beginning to power up. "You'll pay for ever laying a hand on her!!" He stepped in front of her protectively. Why am I protecting her?!?! Vegeta thought to himself. Why am I having these feelings?!?!
"Vegeta..." Serenity began. Why is he protecting me?!?! I thought he hated me?!?! Serenity thought, taking her daughters hand.
"So there's my little girl." Darien said, looking at the child. "Come see Daddy, Mommy's been a bad girl you're not allowed to see her anymore.
"What's wrong with you Daddy?" Rini asked, hiding behind Serenity's leg. Darien floated in towards Rini.
"Come see Daddy." He said again. Vegeta stood in between Serenity and Darien.
"You'll have to go through me first!!" Vegeta yelled, lunging at Darien. That left Serenity and Rini open.
"Come here." A voice said. Serenity and Rini turned towards the voice and saw Queen Mina. "Hurry up!" She said.
"Go on Rini." Serenity said. "I have to make sure Vegeta's okay."
"Okay Mommy." Rini replied, running to Mina. She reached Mina and was sent into the wall.
"Rini!!" Serenity screamed when she saw her one of her best friends send her daughter crashing into a wall. Rini slumped to the ground unconscious and Mina picked her up. "What are you doing?!?!" Serenity demanded.
"Shuttup!" Mina barked, a black crescent moon appeared on her forehead.
"No way!!" Serenity yelled. "He... he couldn't have... it... it's impossible?!?!" Serenity took a step backwards, fear clutched her body.
"Venus Cosmic Star Power!!" Mina yelled, holding up her transformation pen. Stars came out of the top of her pen and surrounded he body, forming her white fuku with an orange skirt. Her orange high heels, and her gloves formed next. A heart appeared in the center of the bow on her fuku and her hair shortened in a length a little. Instead of the usual tiara, there was an upside down, black crescent moon in its place. "I am Sailor Venus, I will fight for the forces of evil, against the enemy Sailor Cosmos and all of her friends!" Sailor Venus yelled.
"I guess I have no choice." Serenity said. "Moon Cosmic Crystal Power!!" Serenity yelled, holding up the locket. Ribbons surrounded Serenity's body, forming her white fuku with color on the skirt. A long white cape appeared behind her, flowing down to the floor. White high heeled shoes appeared on her feet with wings on the back. Her long blond hair turned white and a six point star appeared on her forehead in the place of the yellow crescent moon. She opened her eyes and stood in her normal pose, a long staff in her hand with a crystal on the end of it. "I am Sailor Cosmos! I will protect anything good and banish all evil from the universe! So get ready, I will triumph over evil!"
"I'm so sure Sailor Cosmos!" Sailor Venus yelled. "Venus Love Me Chain Encircle!!" Sailor Venus shouted, hearts circled around her and then flew towards Sailor Cosmos, trapping her.
"Let me go!!" Sailor Cosmos yelled. She gripped her staff. "Cosmic Staff Heart Blast!!" She yelled, the chains around her loosened and she held up the staff a little and pointed it at Sailor Venus. White hearts flew at Venus, blasting her up against a wall. Vegeta turned towards her.
"Finish her!!" He shouted, having trouble fighting Darien. He was a lot stronger than he looked.
"I... I can't... she's my friend..." Sailor Cosmos choked out.
"Do it!!" Vegeta yelled, for your daughter. Sailor Cosmos looked at Rini, who lay unconscious on the ground near Sailor Venus. "I can't!!"
"Come on Cosmos!!" Sailor Venus yelled, standing up. "Is that the best you've got?!?!"
"I... I can't..." Sailor Cosmos choked out.
"Venus Love Beam Blast!!" Sailor Venus yelled. A beam with hearts flew towards Sailor Cosmos.
"No!! Stop it Venus!!" Sailor Cosmos yelled. "You can't do this!!" Sailor Cosmos held up her staff, causing a shield to form around her body. The beam Sailor Venus sent at her bounced off of the shield and headed for Sailor Venus.
"No!!" Sailor Venus shouted as she saw her own beam rushing at her.
"Sailor Venus!!" Sailor Cosmos shouted, as she watched in horror. There was nothing she could do.
"Mercury Bubbles Blast!!" A voice rang out. The whole room filled with fog, causing everyone to stop fighting for the time being.
"Mars Fire Ignite!!" Sailor Mars shouted. Fire came into Sailor Cosmos view, it hit the heart beam, keeping it from hitting Sailor Venus.
"Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars!!" Sailor Cosmos shouted, searching for her friends. "Where are you?!?!" She cried. He couldn't have gotten them too!! Sailor Cosmos thought, searching for the rest of the Sailor Scouts.
"So, Sailor Cosmos." A familiar voice said behind her. Sailor Cosmos turned towards the voice and then saw a fist looming towards her face.
"OWE!" She cried, as Sailor Jupiter's fist hit her face, sending her to the ground. "Sailor Jupiter? What did you do that for?" She asked, rubbing her face.
"Because, you're my enemy." She said calmly. "Supreme Thunder Crash!!" Jupiter yelled, a rob rose from her tiara and lightening came down and gathered. She threw the lightening at Sailor Cosmos. Sailor Cosmos jumped out of the way just before the lightening hit her. It crashed through the wall leaving a hole behind.
"Stop this please!" Sailor Cosmos begged. "What did you do to them?!?!" Sailor Cosmos demanded, turning to Darien