Okay! Here's another Rei/Usa fic! Don't worry, No created senshi in this one! Only the inner & outer senshi. This one is gonna be a bit more light-hearted than my others, not so much angst.
Disclaimer: I don't own Sailor Moon! I don't own anythin! :P
Characters, Ages, & Pairings:
Usagi Tsukino/15(almost 16)
Usagi/Rei, Ami/Makoto, Haruka/Michiru, Setsuna/Minako
Part 1: Sweet 16th...
~Crown Game Center~
Usagi, Rei, Ami, Makoto & Minako are discussing plans for the day, when Minako says, "Rei, Why don't you take Usagi and go to the mall, or a restaurant? The rest of us have some other things to discuss." Rei gets the message, that they want Usagi gone so they can plan the girl's birthday party, and starts to reply... But, she's interrupted by Haruka and Michiru entering the arcade.
"Hi, Guys." Haruka says, "What's up?"
"Oh! Hello Haruka... Michiru." Usagi responds, "We were just talking."
Rei looks at the couple, scruntinizingly for a moment, before saying, "Sorry Mina, I've got some work to do at the shrine. I'll see all of you, later." she gets up and leaves the arcade, not even speaking to Haruka or Michiru.
"Okay, That's it!" Haruka states.
Michiru turns to her and asks, "What?"
"I'll be back in a little while, Michi." the tall blonde replies, "I'm gonna have a talk with that girl, she's gotten a serious attitude problem lately." she leaves.
Usagi wonders 'What is wrong with Rei? She has been actin kinda strange...'
"Come on, Usa." Minako says, "We'll go to the mall. Get in some serious shopping." she takes Usagi and also leaves the arcade.
"Oh, well..." Ami says, "Michi? Would you mind helping us plan Usagi's birthday party?" Michiru nods and the 3 start discussing and planning...
"Okay," Ami says, "First off, Where are we going to hold the party?"
"I don't know, Ami." responds Makoto.
"How about mine and Haruka's place?" Michiru offers.
"Yes." Ami accepts, "I believe that would do nicely."
"Yea!" Makoto adds, "Ruka and Michi have a big house! It'll be perfect!"
"Now, For the assignments." Ami says, "Mako, You handle the food." Makoto nods. "Michiru, You and Haruka can take care of the music." the genius adds.
"Okay." Michiru agrees, "I will tell Ruka, later."
Ami nods and continues, "Setsuna, Mina, and Rei should handle the decorations. That just leaves the job of keeping Usagi busy, the day after tommorrow... which I will attempt to handle, myself."
"What about the invitations?" asks Makoto.
"Well, We should invite Naru, Umino, Motoki, Reika, Unazuki and her boyfriend, Grandpa Hino, our parents, Miss Haruna and, of course, Mamoru." Ami replies.
~Sidewalk, A few blocks from the arcade~
'Usagi...' Rei thinks 'Why do I love *you*, a girl!? I can't figure it out!'
"What's up with you, lately?" Haruka asks, catching up to the raven-haired girl.
"It's really none of your business!" Rei responds, rather rudely, "Besides, There's nothing *up* with me!" As she continues walking, 'Except my heart-rate, whenever I'm close to the odango-atama, that is...' she thinks to herself.
Haruka grabs Rei's shoulders, stopping her from walking any further, "That's where you're wrong." she says, "It *is* my business. Because, For some reason, you've been completely ignoring Michiru and me, and I wanna know why!"
"Why should I tell you, Haruka?" Rei retorts, "It's my problem, no one else's. I don't want anyone involved in *my* personal problems!" "Besides," she adds, "No one can help me, anyway!"
"Let me guess..." Haruka questions, "This has something to do with moon-face, doesn't it?"
Rei's eyes widen, slightly, "W-what makes you say that?" she asks. Haruka releases her shoulders.
"Are you saying it doesn't?" Asks Haruka.
Rei looks down and replies, "Well..."
"I knew it!" Haruka says, "You love her."
Rei blushes a bit but says, "N-no, that's not--"
"It isn't?" Haruka asks, smiling, "Then, Why are your cheeks turning red?" she doesn't give the girl the chance to reply, and continues, "You know, It really wasn't that hard to see." she reveals, "I am, afterall, an exprienced lesbian. And, I think that's why you've been avoiding me and Michiru."
"Yes." replies Rei, flatly.
"So," Haruka asks, "Why don't you just tell the girl?"
"I can't!" Rei responds, "It's not as easy as you and Michi! She's the princess! I vowed to *protect* her, not fall in love with her!"
"Listen, Hino!" Haruka states, "Love isn't easy! Especially, When it's taboo! So, You can't hide behind that excuse!"
"Oh, Really?" Rei says, "How about, then, the fact that she's destined to be with Mamoru! Plus, She is very much in love with *him*! How's that for an *excuse*?" "It doesn't matter, anyway." she continues, "I couldn't be with her, even if not for him."
"Why? Don't you think she could find happiness with you?" Asks the taller woman.
"How could she!" the raven-haired girl states, "She's perfect, and I'm... nothing but a miko... I'm not worthy of her *friendship*, much less anything more..."
"Stop right there!" Haruka says.
"No! You stop!" Rei retorts, as tears begin to prick her eyes, "I love her! More than you, or anyone else, could possibly understand! I would lay down my life for her, in a second!"
"We all would!" Haruka states.
"Yeah, yeah..." Rei says, "Because she's the princess, and we're her senshi!" "But, I would do it... even if that wasn't the case!" she continues, finally releasing her tears, "I would because I love her, like you love Michiru... but, I would go beyond that... At her slightest request, I would..." she pauses momentarily then continues, "Willingly, run a dagger through my own heart... or, impale myself on iron spikes. I would sacrifice everything... if she wished it." She breaks-down completely and buries her face in Haruka's shoulder, crying uncontrollably. Haruka hugs the girl, not really knowing what to say.
Mina notices Usagi isn't really enjoying herself and asks her, "Hey, girl! What's wrong? You look down."
"I, uh," Usagi replies, "Nothing..."
"Nothin, huh?" Mina says, "You're not tellin the truth, are ya?"
"What d'you mean?" asks Usagi.
"There's something wrong and, I think I know what it is." Mina replies, "... Rei."
"What!?" Usagi says, "I--"
Mina shakes her head, "Don't deny it, Usa." she says, "I've got a knack for this sorta thing. I am the senshi of *love*, ya know."
"You're right, Mina..." the odango-head relents, "I feel... close to her. I mean, I'm still in love with Mamoru but--"
"Don't say another word." Mina interrupts, "I understand, completely. You're still in love with him but, your love for Rei is gettin stronger and you're confused. Am I right?"
Usagi nods and changes her demeanor, "Enough feeling blue!" she says, forcing a cheerful smile, "I'll think about it later." They continue through the mall, and Usagi thinks 'I just can't tell anyone, yet... about the dreams.'
Rei finally stops crying and pushes herself away from Haruka's shoulder, "Sorry, Haruka." she says, "Now your jacket's wet."
Haruka takes off the jacket and says, "Don't worry, It'll dry." "Now," she continues, "I think you should tell moon-face about your feelings."
"But--" Rei starts.
Haruka cuts her off, "Don't jump to conclusions!" she says, "You won't know, until you tell her."
"Easy for you to say!" the raven-haired priestess responds, "You and Michiru were probably always *that* way! And, I don't want to lose Usagi as a friend!"
"I didn't want to lose Michi as a friend, either! And no," Haruka states, "We weren't always *that* way... in fact, Michi was straight as a razor and we were just friends for some time before I finally told her how I felt." "I took the chance and risked our friendship," she continues, "Because I was in love with her and I couldn't stand having her not knowing how much I loved her... I almost lost her friendship for it because she was *straight* but--"
"But," Rei interrupts, "Everything worked out fine for you... just like it has for Mako and Ami... But, Not for me. Usagi's friendship is the best thing that has ever happened to me. If I lose that then, I've lost everything... Besides, I've learned by now, that I--"
"Don't say it, Rei!" the tall blonde says, "You are entitled to happiness, as much as anyone else! Promise, you'll tell her?"
"..." Rei's silent for a moment.
"Promise!" Haruka says again, and Rei slowly nods.
"Alright... eventually..." she says.
~Tsukino Residence/Usagi's Dream~
That night... Usagi sees Mamoru drifting away from her and she runs to try to catch up to him, screaming, "No! Mamoru! Don't leave me!" But, He just seems to get further away, until Usagi can barely see him. She finally stops running and drops to her knees, crying, "No... Don't leave me, Mamoru! I don't like being alone... It scares me..." she sniffles. Then, She feels a hand laid on her left shoulder.
"But..." a stern, yet gentle(feminine) voice says, "You are not alone, Usagi... I'll always be here with you."
Usagi turns her head, quickly, to see the person but, only catches a glimpse of raven-hair before waking... in her room.
Usagi feels the wetness on her face, from crying in her sleep and wipes it away. 'The same dream...' she thinks 'I don't know how, or why... but, I just know that's Rei...'
'Oh, Rei... Do you love me, truly love me?' she asks, in her mind 'I don't understand, why do I love you like I do. It just isn't fair, I know how lonely you are... And, I'm afraid of *my* loneliness! I think I'm falling in love with you, Rei. But, How would you react, if I told you?'...
To be continued...
Ramblings: Part 1 of my 12th fanfic is done! Hope ya like it! As I said earlier, this fic is gonna be pretty much a light-hearted one. I like reviews! I want to try to make Mamo-baka not be such a moron! He won't make an actual appearance until later. Btw, Unazuki is Motoki(Andrew)'s little sister. Well, That's it!