What? Wicked Lady's back? But that means...
-Darien and Vegeta-
"That's me. She deserved what she got." He said, calmly.
"What?!?! What do you mean 'she deserved it'?!?!" Vegeta demanded, his eyes narrowing on Darien.
"She was with another man, plus she destroyed both of my brothers!" Darien barked, narrowing his eyes back. "You were the man!! Now I'll kill you!!"
"You'll be the one who dies!!" Vegeta yelled, charging at Darien. He sent a blast at Darien, who dodged it quite easily.
"Is that all you've got?" Darien asked, a smirk spread across his lips. "I seem to remember you being a lot stronger."
"What do you mean by that?!?!" Vegeta demanded. "I've never fought you before!!"
"You may not have fought me, but you fought my brother Prince Diamond." Darien said. "I am stronger than him, but he said he had sensed something really strange about you when the two of you fought. He won easily, so I think he was just making it up."
"I never fought anyone by the name of Prince Diamond!! I think I'd remember." Vegeta said.
"That's the thing, you don't remember. It's the Silver Imperium Crystal that Serenity uses." Darien said. "You still don't remember what happened?"
"I don't know what you're talking about." Vegeta said, clenching his teeth. "But you better tell me!!"
"Why should I tell you anything?" Darien asked, looking at Vegeta.
"Because if you don't, you'll die!!" Vegeta spat out.
"Is that a threat?" Darien mocked. "I'm not afraid of you little man." Darien said calmly. Darien stood in front of Vegeta, arms crossed and a smirk across his face.
"Let's get this fight started!" Vegeta ordered, charging at Darien. They met in a flurry of punches and kicks. They seemed to be pretty evenly matched.
"You're not as weak as I thought." Darien said, blocking Vegeta's punches and kicks. "No matter, you're still no match for me." He said, punching Vegeta in the face. Vegeta was thrown back a bit, but he wasn't about to give up. He got right back into the fight and began to kick the crap out of Darien.
"So Sailor Cosmos, are you ready to give up?" Sailor Jupiter asked her.
"I won't fight you..." Sailor Cosmos said. She was on the floor, heaving hard. "I can't hurt my friends."
"Who said we're your friends? You're our enemy!" Sailor Mercury said, butting her way into the conversation. Sailor Cosmos slowly stood, looking over at Rini, who still lay unconscious near the wall.
"This is for you Rini!!" Sailor Cosmos yelled. She pulled out the moon wand she had been given so long ago. Before she even knew she was the Princess. "Moon Healing Activation!" She yelled, the Silver Imperium Crystal may not be on it anymore, but it was still very powerful. It would heal her friends. A mist covered the floor and she drew a circle with the wand that had a crescent moon on it. The circle went to her friends changing them back to who they really were. All four of them fell to the ground unconscious.
"Scouts!!" She cried, running to them. She ran to Sailor Mars and checked her pulse. She did the same to all of the others and then ran to her daughter's side. "Rini!!" She cried, she picked up the child and held her close to her chest. The staff of Sailor Cosmos lay at her side and her cape blew in the wind (Sailor Jupiter had blown a hole in the wall, that's how there was wind inside).
"Sailor Cosmos!!" A voice yelled. "Look out!!" Sailor Cosmos looked up to see Darien rushing towards her.
"Give me the child!!" He ordered.
"No!!" Sailor Cosmos shouted, holding the child closer to her body. "I refuse to let you take her!!"
-Vegeta and Darien-
Vegeta lunged at Darien again but was sent flying into the wall nearby. He slowly slumped to the floor.
"Get up you weakling!!" Darien ordered, seeing the man fall to his knees. "I said get up!!" Darien yelled, he walked over to Vegeta, who was on all fours trying to catch his breath, and kicked him in the stomach. Vegeta held his stomach and crumpled to the floor, coughing up blood onto Darien's shoe. He picked up Vegeta by the back of his neck and threw him into the wall. Vegeta groaned and tried to stand up. He managed to stand up and then he did something Darien didn't expect. He threw back his head and began to laugh.
"You really think you have me beat don't you?" Vegeta asked, laughing his ass off. "I have a news flash for you, I'm much stronger than you can even begin to imagine!" He got into a fighting stance and began to power up once again. His yelling echoed through the building, sending chills down Darien's spine.
"Wh... what's going on?!?!" Darien demanded. "Wh... what are you doing?!?!" Darien watched in horror as a blue aurora surrounded Vegeta. His hair began to change in color. It went from dark brown, to a golden yellow. His eyes went from black to green, but the gleam in his eyes stayed the same. The muscles in Vegeta's arms began to bulge, tearing the sleeves of his shirt.
"Now let's see how tough you are." Vegeta said, his eyes narrowing on Darien.
"Bring it on." Darien said, motioning for Vegeta to come closer. Vegeta flew at Darien punching him in the stomach. Darien keeled over, holding his stomach where Vegeta's fist had hit him. He left his back wide open and Vegeta took advantage of it. He put both of his hands together and brought them down on Darien's exposed back, sending him into the ground. Darien staggered to his feet, holding his stomach. "I really underestimated you, Prince Vegeta." Darien said, that's going to leave a bruise.
"Get ready because when I'm through with you, you're going to be in the next dimension." Vegeta said, getting into a fighting stance.
"I highly doubt that." Darien said. He looked over at Sailor Cosmos and the rest of the Scouts and saw all of the Sailor Scouts except for Sailor Cosmos laying on the ground unconscious. "Too bad, I can't prove it to you right now. I have to be going, but before I do, I have a little business to take care of." He said, walking towards Vegeta. he pulled back his fist and punched Vegeta in the stomach as hard as he could. Even at Super Saiyan, Vegeta fell to the ground holding his stomach.
"How can you be so strong?" Vegeta choked out, falling to his knees, one hand on the floor, the other on his open wound on his chest. Blood leaked out from around his hand, staining the front of his armor. Darien had punched through the armor into Vegeta's flesh.
"We'll have to save this battle for another time. You're too weak right now to even be good sport." Darien said, kicking Vegeta to the side. "If you'll excuse me, I have one more order of business to take care of." Darien turned towards Sailor Cosmos, who held Rini in her arms. "I have to take care of a certain somebody."
"Sailor Cosmos!!" Vegeta yelled. "Look out!!" Sailor Cosmos turned towards the voice and saw Darien heading straight for her.
"Give me the child!!" Darien demanded.
"No!!" Sailor Cosmos yelled, clutching the child to her chest. "I refuse to let you take her!!"
"You don't have a choice, Dear." Darien said coming closer to Sailor Cosmos. "Give her to me now!!"
"No!! I won't!!" Sailor Cosmos yelled, a determined look on her face. "You'll have to kill me before I give you my daughter!!"
"If that's what it comes to, I guess I don't have a choice." Darien said. "Might as well do it now. It was going to happen sooner or later."
"You'll never lay a hand on my daughter!" Sailor Cosmos yelled.
"She's my daughter too you know." Darien said calmly. "She'll never see you again after this." Darien said, crossing his arms over his chest. Darien walked closer to her and laid a hand on her shoulder. "If you'd have only done everything I said, this would have never happened." He said. He looked her in the eyes and pulled back his hand, smacking her across the face. Her hair fell in her eyes, but her head stayed turned after his hand fell to his side.
"That was a mistake." She said quietly in a voice that was not her own. Her eyes narrowed and a frown crossed her lips. Darien began to feel something really strange about her.
"Wh... what's going on?!?!" He demanded, feeling her power begin to rise. It rose past his own power and that of Vegeta at Super Saiyan level 1. "Where is this power coming from?!?!" He demanded. He was thrown back when a sudden burst of energy came from her body. A white light lit up the area. It consumed Sailor Cosmos's body, hiding her from the view of Darien. Sailor Cosmos's outfit was replaced by white armor. It was a Saiyan's armor and a long white tail had appeared. Strapped to her back was a huge sword that was familiar somehow. When the light cleared, the woman that had once been known as Sailor Cosmos was completely different. Her long white hair whipped around her body along with her tail.
"This is... impossible!!" Vegeta cried, seeing the Saiyan woman that stood before him, holding the child, his child. "It... it's her... I've found her!" Vegeta cried, seeing his Queen in front of him. "My Queen."
"Huh?" Darien said, looking between the two of them. "She's not a Saiyan!! She's Lunarian and she's from the Moon!!" He looked at Serenity and then back at Vegeta. There was a resemblance between the two. They both had a scowl that could kill and both had the same green eyes when they were transformed.
"I am a Saiyan." Serenity said calmly. "I remember. One thousand years ago, you left me Darien. You left me to die. I remember... Vegeta gave his life to save me 3 times" She had tears in her eyes. "Rini is... his daughter... just one time was enough... I always thought Rini was yours, but now I know... she's Vegeta's..."
"That's impossible." Darien said, looking at Serenity. "I don't care anymore!!" He shouted. Serenity laid Rini on the floor next to Vegeta, who wasn't able to move. He had been forced to change back, he lost most of his power and couldn't hold the Super Saiyan form any longer.
"This is between you and me." Serenity said, drawing her sword. It had been a gift from her Saiyan mother when both her and Vegeta had died. "Leave them out of it."
"As you wish." Darien said, drawing his sword. They put their swords in the middle and stood in a fighting position. "Care to start?" He asked, mockingly.
"Gladly." She answered. She drew back her sword and the fight began. It was unlike most of the battles Serenity fought, but she found she was very skilled at it. She must have learned this from her Saiyan mother before her death. The battle raged on and hours later, no one had come anywhere close to winning.
"Getting tired, Darling?" Darien asked, his smirk still on his face.
"Not a bit, Pumpkin." She answered, a hint of sarcasm in her voice.
"This is getting kind of old." Darien said. "It's really boring, I think I'll just finish you off now." He said, pulling back his sword. He stuck it through Serenity's stomach. Her eyes opened real wide when she felt the searing pain run through her body. He pulled his sword out and she slumped to the floor, holding her bleeding stomach.
"How... could you?" Serenity choked out. She fell to the ground, laying in her own puddle of blood.
Darien walked over to where Rini lay and scooped her up with both arms.
"Come on Small Rabbit. I have someone that wants to meet you." Darien said to the still unconscious child. He walked away, out to his ship and took off towards the Earth.
"Serenity!!" Vegeta yelled, trying to make his way over to his Queen. "NO!!" He yelled when he reached her. He forgot about all the pain he was in and scooped up the Queen's lifeless body. "Don't die on me!!" He yelled, tears streaming down his bloodstained cheeks.
"Veg... Vegeta?" Serenity choked out, painfully opening her eyes. "I... I don't think I'm going to make it... take care of our daughter... thank you for setting me free..." Serenity said, her eyes closing and her body falling limp.
"Serenity!!" He screamed, shaking her body slightly as it began to fade. "You can't leave me here all alone!!" His tears continued to flow, forming a puddle on the floor. "Please... come back to me... I searched for so long... I can't lose you again" He heard a groan behind him and turned to see four girls wearing miniskirts stand up.
"Huh?" One of the girls said, looking around her. "Wh... what happened?!?!" She asked, seeing that the palace had been destroyed.
"No way!!" Sailor Venus shouted. "I just had this place cleaned!" She looked around the room and saw a man kneeling on the floor with spiky brown hair. "Excuse me." She said politely. He turned and she saw the tears on his face. She looked down at him and saw red and white. When she realized who was laying in his arms, tears began to flow down her face as well.
"Serenity!!" The girls all cried, tears dripping onto the floor from all of them. Mina watched the man through her tears. He stood up, wiped the tears out of his eyes and limped away.
"Wait!!" She cried, going after him. "Where do you think you're going!?!?!" She demanded, looking him straight in the eye.
"I'm going to have my revenge on that bustard for what he did to Serena." He said, a frown crossing his lips.
"You can't go right now!!" She cried, looking at the gaping wound on his stomach. "You're hurt. Take a few days to heal in the rejuvenation tank at least."
"There's no time for that!!" He snapped. "I have to catch him before he gets away!!"
"Hmm... I have a plan... we'll make him come to us..." Mina said, a smirk crossing her lips as she scratched her chin.
"We're home." Darien said cheerfully, carrying his sleeping daughter into the palace. "Now I can finally give this place a makeover. It was too happy, it needs to be darker and drearier." He said to himself, walking to Rini's room. He laid the child down in her bed and pulled the covers over her. "Now... where to start." He said, crossing his arms in front of his chest. "Let's see... hmm... the throne room would be a good place to start." He said walking towards the throne room of the palace which was also the Ball Room.
"Huh?" Serenity said, sitting up. She looked around herself and saw that she was laying in a bed with white blankets. She was dressed as Princess Serena. "Wh.. what happened?!?!" She asked herself, standing up. "Last I knew... I was fighting... with Darien? No... that can't be right why would I be fighting my husband? It doesn't make sense..."
"It will in time my dear." A voice behind her said. Serena spun around to see her mother Queen Serenity, from the Silver Millennium, standing behind her.
"Mother?" She said, her eyes growing in size when she finally realized what happened.
"I... I'm dead?" She asked her mother, tears forming in her eyes.
"I'm afraid so." She said. "Don't worry... I'm sure your friends will be all right..." She said, a doubtful look in her eyes. Serenity closed her eyes, weeping softly.
"Vegeta..." She whispered, as the memories came flowing back to her. "I... I'm sorry Rini..." She said, as she fell into her mother's open arms, tears streaming down her face.
"Don't cry my dear." Her mother said. "I can't bear to see you cry... remember... the Dragon Balls they may be able to bring you back..." Her mother said.
"It.. it won't work I've already been wished back once..." She said, through her tears.
"Yes... with the Earth ones... but what about the Namic ones?" She asked, Serena pulled away from her mother and looked her in the eye.
"That's a great idea!!" She practically yelled. "I'll tell them right now!"
"Wait a minute, dear child." Serena's mother said. "I don't think you should go back until you are trained to control your power."
"What do you mean?" Serena asked, looking confused.
"Maybe you should go train with this man named King Ki first." Serena's mother said.
"You know King Ki?!?!" Serena cried. "I didn't know that!!"
"Oh Serena, you're still the same... getting all excited over nothing." Serena's mother said, a single tear came to her eye. "I'm going to miss you my dear it's been over one thousand years since I've seen you my dear you'll leave and I won't see you for a thousand more"
"Don't cry, Mother." Serena said, wiping her mother's tears away. "We will meet again one day I promise." Serena said, kissing her mother on the cheek. Serena pulled away and a white light came from her body. When the light cleared, Serena was gone.
"I'll be waiting" Her mother said, tears streaming down her face.
When Serena opened her eyes, she was standing on a small moon, wearing her white Princess dress. She saw a little man wearing a black suit with a white symbol on the front. It was the same symbol Goku had on his orange outfit. He had black glasses, a black hat, and antenna's coming out of his head. "Are you King Ki?" Serena asked, as she approached the man.
"I'm King Ki. You must be Princess Serena." He said, turning her direction. "I haven't seen you since you were a little girl." He said. "But you probably don't remember me, though."
"You know my mother?" Serena asked, looking at the strange looking man. "I mean you knew her during the Silver Millennium?" Serena asked.
"Of course. How did you think I knew your name?" He said, laughing. "I remember the first time I met you. You were still in diapers. You came up to me and asked me 'Why do you have antenna's?' Then you went over to your mother and said 'Who's the funny looking guy?'" He said, laughing to himself.
"I don't remember much from the Silver Millennium. I remember Beryl and Darien. And I remember a little about my childhood... but not when I was still a baby... I don't even remember my real father..." Serena said, thinking back to her past.
"So... why did you come here? Did you come to train?" He asked, looking up at her.
"Huh?" She said as she was snapped out of her thoughts. "I'm sorry... yes, that's why I'm... here Darien is much stronger than I ever thought possible... he's the one that sent me here."
"Okay, we best get started then." He said. "Bubbles!" He yelled. Serena gave him a funny look, until she saw the little monkey coming towards her. "Okay, the first thing you have to do is catch Bubbles."
"Catch Bubble? Okay, if that's what you want me to do." Serena said. "But first, I think I should change my clothes." Serena said, looking at the white dress.
"That might be a good idea." King Ki said, noticing the long white dress. "Hmm... let's see... I don't think I have anything"
"Don't worry." Serena said, pulling out her transformation locket. "I'll just train as Sailor Cosmos. It'll be a lot easier." Serena said, holding the locket up. "Cosmic Moon Crystal POWER!!" Serena shouted, holding up the locket. Ribbons swirled around her body, forming her fuku, the long white cape with wings attached to the shoulders. A six point star appeared on her forehead and a on the front of her skirt, a piece of colorful material, held with a star that had wings as well, appeared on the front of the skirt. Long white ribbons hung down the front and instead of a bow on the front, the locket (also had a star on it) with wings appeared. White shoes appeared on her feet with wings attached to the back. Her long blond hair turned white and a took the shape of hearts. Feathers appeared in her hair and a long staff with a crystal on the top appeared in her hand. "I am Sailor Cosmos." Serena said, in her new form.
"All right Sailor Cosmos, go on and catch Bubble." King Ki said, as the staff disappeared and she took the cape off.
"I'll do my best." Sailor Cosmos said, as she struggled to adjust to the gravity. She went chasing after Bubbles and didn't even see Tien and Chaotzu.
-The planet Venus-
"Do you think this is really going to work?" Vegeta demanded, his usual scowl on his face.
"I'm sure it will." Mina said as she put the final touches on her plan. "Darien won't be able to resist, trust me."
"First we should tell Goku to go use the Namic Dragon Balls to bring Serenity back." Lita said, as she helped with the planning. "She should be here. You know we're going to need her."
"That sounds like a good plan." Ami agreed. "I say we make sure Queen Serenity is back, we'll need her help. She's never let us done in the end."
"Then it's agreed." Rei said, coming into their conversation. "She's a lot different from our scouting days, and even then, when she was unreliable and a major klutz, she never let us down. Plus, she's the Queen of the whole universe. She'd want to be here to save her home from this evil monster."
Darien walked into the palace holding a sleeping Rini in his arms. He walked to her room and laid her down in her bed. Then he walked out of the room, closing the door behind him.
"This place could use a little redecorating." Darien said, walking into his and Serena's room. "It's too happy. I'll make it a little more like my old home on the Nega-Moon." He said, his evil energy began to spread throughout the room. The blanket turned black and the walls crystal glow turned black. Making the place look very dreary. "That's a little better." He said, looking through his new room. "Now for the rest of the palace and the city of Crystal Tokyo!" He cried, his evil power fell like a blanket over the entire city, causing mass chaos to break free. Men went looting and woman screamed in terror as guns were held to their heads. The crystal of the palace went from a beautiful clear white, to black. The Black Moon family had returned to take over the world.