|Angelic Love Of Past
Author: SailorStar9 PM
Basically a D.N.Angel crossover. We all know that before the senshi were first sent to Earth Serenity had Endymion, but maybe Ami had a love or two of her own. And no, they aren't princes. They were... angels.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 44,667 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 08-06-10 - Published: 03-09-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2836925
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SailorStar9: Nya? Chapter 14 goes up. This is Chapter 16 and the last chapter and only one review. No else one is reading this fic! *Sob, sob, wails*
Tailmon (from 'Digital Light of Hope' and her current muse): Great, now you non-reviewing readers made her cry. Leave your comments in your review, or else... (Warp-Digivolves into Magnadramon and fires a stream of 'Fire Tornado' at the non-reviewing readers and 'accidentally' turning Kakashi into KFC, along with a good potion of Konoha's forest. Said Mega-level Digimon continues her rampage until she causes more damage than Kyuubi.)
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Chapter 16: Final Phase: Eternal Dark
Niwa! Riku blinked when Daisuke suddenly came to her mind. "I'll definitely catch up." she told Tsubouichi. "So go ahead."
"Miss!" Tsubouichi gasped when Riku exited the car.
"Riku!" Risa called.
"Sorry!" Riku took off. Niwa... "Wait!" she called. "Niwa!"
"Riku?" Daisuke turned.
"Niwa... um..." Riku started. "I felt like I'd never see you again."
"Hear my plea." Daichi chanted. "Oh great angels and all the spirits of this Earth, send the ultimate greatest power unto me."
"The light that was born with the dark." Emiko continued. "Shall return to the dark with the light. With the dark power that crosses the distance between Earth and Heaven, stop it in its tracks!"
Having sent the Harada sisters to safely, Dark headed over to the arts museum.
Kei grinned as he stood before the seal of the 'Black Wings'. "The time has finally come!" and stuck the skull with the axe.
The Chuuou Art Museum. Daisuke mused as Dark hovered above the building.
"Yeah, I can feel it from down here." Dark replied. "His pulse!"
I heard it from Dad. Daisuke added. Before the Cultural Revolution, all the Hikari artwork was once gathered here.
"I've bee waiting for you." Krad appeared before his counterpart. "Dark Mousy!"
"Krad!" Dark backed off as the white angel stuck.
Soon enough, you will be a part of me. Krad grinned as he took to the skies.
In Krad's mindscape...
"Huh?" Daisuke wondered. "Where am I? Hiwatari?" he spotted Krad's Tamer.
"Niwa." Hiwatari turned from his task at hand.
"Why... where are we?" Daisuke asked.
"Inside Krad." Hiwatari replied. "It must have merged with Dark's world."
"What are you doing?" Daisuke inquired. "Magic circle?"
"Stay back!" Hiwatari barked.
"Huh?" Daisuke blinked.
"This is the only way to stop Krad." Hiwatari concluded. "As strong as he is, he can't do anything without my body."
"Huh?" Daisuke gaped.
"The history of the cursed Hikari family is now over." Hiwatari added.
"You don't mean..." Daisuke trailed.
"Yes, it's a ritual to destroy my body." Hiwatari confirmed. "I can only do this when I'm inside myself. Keep going, Krad." he remarked as Daisuke was thrown back when Dark was stuck by Krad's energy. "Fight Dark."
"You... can't, Hiwatari." Daisuke stated. "You can't..." when the magic forcefield threw him back.
In the emergency tent...
"What's wrong, Riku?" Risa asked when her sister suddenly gasped.
"I don't know..." Riku stood up. "But..."
"Riku!" Risa called as her sister walked off. "Risuko, Mari, please." she turned to her other two classmates and followed her sister.
"Okay." Risuko replied.
"Sure thing." Mari assured.
"Hey, Harada, where are you going?" Saehara asked.
"Sorry, I'll be right back!" Risa called.
In the clock tower...
"I'm sure Niwa will be fine." Risa assured her sister.
Please! Mio voiced through Riku's glowing pendent.
"Was that... Hio's voice?" Risa gasped.
"How..." Riku looked at her pendent. "Why?"
Please, lend me your strength! Mio pleaded. We have to stop him as soon as possible!
"What do you mean?" Riku asked. "Why are you..."
I transferred into the pendent. Mio replied. That's all I could do.
"Back then..." Riku realized what had happened. "I remember!"
Please, I need your help! Mio begged. If we don't hurry, it'll be too late! For Dark and Daisuke!
"Niwa!" Riku gasped.
I'm sorry, Daisuke. Dark apologized to his Tamer as Krad attacked him relentlessly. Brace yourself!
In Krad's mindscape...
Hiwatari had finished the circle with him in the middle of it and stood up. "Stay back!" he barked as Daisuke rushed towards him.
"Hiwatari!" Daisuke charged straight at the barrier.
"Niwa!" Hiwatari exclaimed. "I've already decided, Niwa." he winced as the spell activated. "Life is not precious. I'll die soon anyway."
In the museum...
Kei stuck another blow at the skull with the axe. "Once more." he grinned. "Just once more, and finally!"
Dark an Krad took out their respective feathers as they prepared for another attack. Meeting halfway, they shrouded the surroundings in a flurry black and white feathers.
VO Announcer: It was a city like any other, where people lived in peace and harmony, until they came...
Camera zooms in to a mall where people can be seen running out screaming, as tendrils of black energy shoot out and drains the few that can't run fast enough.
VO Announcer: ... They were known as Youma, and nobody knew where they came from, or how to stop them...
A creature that looks like a fusion between a bull and a linebacker gone wrong walks out of the mall, laughing evilly. He stops, however, when he sees four shadowy figures standing on top of a nearby building.
VOA: Nobody except for one small group of heroes...
Youma: Who are you?
The figures step into the light. The one that speaks first is a fat kid wearing a red winter cap and a white leotard with a blue skirt. He strikes a pose and glares at the monster.
Sailor Cartman: S**t your f***ing face, uncle f***er. We're the Sailor f***ing Senshi and we're gonna kick your a**!
Sailor Kyle: Lame speech as usual, Cartman.
Sailor Cartman: S*** my b****, Sailor Kyle.
Sailor Stan: Stop being a b****, Cartman.
Youma: Are you gonna fight or what?
Sailor Stan: Okay bully, you asked for it.
Sailor Cartman: Lame-a** pun there, Stan.
Youma: ENOUGH! (Shots a black energy beam that blasts Sailor Kenny's head off.)
Sailor Stan: Oh my God, he killed Sailor Kenny!
Sailor Kyle: The bastard...
Suddenly, a rose flies by and gets embedded in the wall near the monster. Everyone looks to another rooftop and see a kid in a tuxedo sitting on a wheelchair with a stupid grin on his face.
Tuxedo Timmy: Timmeeeeyy!
Sailor Cartman: F*** off, Tuxedo Timmy, you're late as usual.
Youma: ARE YOU GONNA FIGHT OR WHAT, MOTHERF***ING KIDS?
Sailor Cartman: That's it. Cartman Cap Action!
The cap flies off Cartman's head and beheads the youma. The group cheers as the creature sprays blood all over the place.
VOA: Sailor Park. Be afraid, be very afraid...
End Commercial Break.
"Stop doing this." Mio opened her eyes as Dark and Krad burst into the building.
"DARK!" Krad hollered, charging at his counterpart, firing his magically charged feathers at his adversary. Dark was knocked into the wall, before dodging the next wave of feathers.
In Krad's mindscape...
"Hiwatari!" Daisuke exclaimed, having shaken off the aftereffect of Krad's assault and was shocked to see Hiwatari dangling in the air, two red threads binding his wrists.
"You can't understand." Hiwatari replied. "What it's like to live while bearing the Hikari's fate." as another thread encircled his arm. "I heard that you were trying to go against the Niwa's destiny, by creating your own works of art. I too, will cut the abominable thread of time. I will cut it with my own hands."
"No!" Daisuke insisted. "Don't run away, Hiwatari."
"Run?" Hiwatari echoed. "I'm not running!" as another thread encircled his other arm, a second string surrounded his neck. "I am... going against... the Hikari's family destiny. I made up my mind. Anyway..."
"No!" Daisuke forced the barrier open.
"Niwa!" Hiwatari gasped.
"You can't say ' I'll die anyway!'" Daisuke snapped. "Hiwatari!" he exclaimed when another red thread came around Hiwatari's forearm.
"I'm the one who found you." Kei reminded as Mio prepared to release the pendent's power. "Did you forget that?"
"After I lost everything, I finally realized." Mio replied. "I finally knew your true form."
"A bit late." Kei snorted.
"No!" Mio barked. "You're not really like this. Remember!" she released the pendent's magic.
"What are you doing?" Kei demanded as the power flared.
"You were changed by the art of the Hikaris." Mio concluded. "That's why... I will save you!"
"Hmph, what nonsense." Kei scoffed. "In a short time, the 'Black Wings' will be ready. I won't let anybody get in my way."
In Krad's mindscape...
"Hiwatari!" Daisuke exclaimed when another thread encircled Hiwatari's body, his shirt having being torn by the onslaught.
"I've lived as I am!" Hiwatari snapped. "Right now, I am everything that I am!"
"Then what did those words mean?" Daisuke retorted. "When you said you wanted to live like a normal junior high schooler? I think you were most like yourself when you said that."
"I never said that!" Hiwatari argued. "I don't even... think that anymore."
"NO!" Daisuke flung himself at him, breaking the ritual. "Don't force yourself to be alone!" he pinned the other Tamer to the ground. "Did you even stop to think what would happen Mizuno? You can't... you can't want yourself to die!"
Hiwatari's eyes widened when he remembered the quote Ami had written on the back cover of her 'Dark and Ice' book and realized she had written it for him. "I... why was I..." he teared.
"So... live..." Daisuke pleaded.
Daisuke, I'll protect that feeling of yours. Dark assured and blocked Krad's fists, his wings shattering Krad's wings. Encasing them both in a light orb, Dark charged towards the 'Black Wings'.
"He's here!" Kei declared. "Just one more..." he glared at Mio. "One more step! I won't let you get in my way!" when the orb clashed into the side wall, knocking him against the still unbroken seal and causing the axe to be buried into his back as he fell onto the platform.
"But, this is okay." Aeon Sailor Mercury assured the temporary revived Mio. "Thank you, Hio, for buying me enough time."
Mio returned a nod and vanished.
"'Runesave': Swords of Revelation!" the Aeon Senshi called, as a magic circle shone beneath her feet and four light blades that were embedded on the ground shot their lights into the black plaque, causing the 'Black Wings' to reveal its true form, just as Dark and Krad crashed into the manifested artwork.
"The 'Black Wings'!" Krad gasped, his back pressed against the deformed skeleton. He failed. He looked down at the dead Kei. The effort I spent on finding the axe has come to nothing. In that case... "Anhara, you..." he gasped, seeing Aeon Sailor Mercury fly up to them, the 'Runesave' raised in the air, and realized what she had intended to do.
"Anhara isn't here anymore." Aeon Sailor Mercury corrected. "The 'Angel of Sealing' has taken her place. All of this... ends now! You will be sealed!"
In the clock tower...
"We..." Risa blinked.
"What?" Riku wondered. "Hio!" she gasped when Mio manifested in the sky before them, the heart-shaped pendent hanging around her neck.
"Thank you, Riku, Risa." Mio voiced. "Without your help, I couldn't have done anything. But, it's really hard to live. No, it's nothing." she corrected. "I'm glad that I met you two. Tell Daisuke 'Thank you' for me. 'Because Daisuke was there, I was able to live, in the true meaning of the word."
"Hio..." Riku muttered as Mio started to vanish.
"Riku." Mio started. Be happy with Daisuke, dammit!" she smiled and faded away.
"Hio..." Riku teared as Mio disappeared in a shimmer of magical dust.
As the clock stuck, Aeon Sailor Mercury chanted, "As the 'Angel of Sealing' and rightful wielder of the 'Sealing Sword', I hereby invoke the ultimate ability of 'Runesave'. 'Seal of Infinity', activate!" at her cry, a spectral form of 'Runesave' came hurling down towards the cracked skull.
Daisuke. Dark voiced as the spiritual blade pummeled down.
What? Daisuke asked.
No, never mind. Dark corrected.
Don't forget, Dark. Daisuke reminded. I am inside of you.
Daisuke. Dark mused.
I won't forget you either. Daisuke assured. I never will...
A trail of tears flowed out of Dark's eyes at the proclaim, just as the phantasmal sword plunged into the 'Black Wings', the skull's crack healing itself as both Dark and Krad were resealed within, the out-surge of magic demolishing the museum.
"So, she used that." Daichi noted. "It's over."
"Dai..." Emiko muttered.
"With..." Kyousuke looked at the regenerated familiar. "Towa's back to normal too. Then, about now..."
"Found him!" Towa chirped, reverting back to her human form. "It's Dai!"
Daisuke supported the weakened Hiwatari as the two emerged from the smoke.
"You okay, Hiwatari?" Daisuke asked.
"Yeah." Hiwatari replied. "It's so bright." he looked at the rising sun.
"You're right." Daisuke agreed.
"But, it's a different brightness than before." Hiwatari noted.
"Huh?" Daisuke blinked as they stopped at the edge of the cliff.
"I'm fine." Hiwatari assured, Daisuke gasping when he stumbled. "Niwa, can I keep this coat?"
"Huh?" Daisuke blinked. "Sure." he replied.
"I'll try to have fun." Hiwatari stated. "In life, that is."
"Yeah." Daisuke nodded.
"You really are mysterious." Hiwatari remarked.
"Niwa!" Riku called, the Harada twins running towards them. "Niwa!"
"Riku!" Daisuke gasped. "Riku." he added, the couple meeting on the path.
"Let me say it first." Riku stopped him.
"Huh?" Daisuke blinked.
"I found you." Riku smiled. "Niwa!" she threw herself in his arms.
"Riku." Daisuke tightened his hug.
Knowing what would happen next, the two third-wheels turned around.
I felt that I had gotten the 'Holy Maiden' for real this time. Daisuke mused, he and Riku kissed as the ending song came on.
Thank you Dark, Krad, for loving my past self. Aeon Sailor Mercury thought as Dark's black feather vanished into magic dust. Now, I can leave without regrets. "Shade." she voiced as the gray cat jumped down from the broken stand and into her arms. "Let's go."
"Yes." Shade nodded as Aeon Sailor Mercury reversed her transformation.
"Ami..." Riku noticed the familiar figure walking off.
"Hiwatari." Risa nodded at the retreating shadow. "What are you waiting for? Go after her!"
At the younger twin's prodding, Hiwatari hurried after his partner.
Ami had packed the remaining of her stuff and was prepared to leave Azumano for good. The only things left for her to do was deliver the two envelopes on her table.
Having delivered the first envelope to the Niwa letter box, her letter stating the formal release of the Niwa family services to the Mercury Royal House. The second envelope was posted to the Hiwatari post box, the Rutile engagement ring in the envelope and a letter stating her revocation of the engagement.
Ami was about to enter the gate when a hand grabbed her wrist.
"What do you mean by this?" Hiwatari demanded, showing her the torn envelope. "I'll never agree to this!" and silenced all protests with a deep kiss. "Will you wait for me?" he requested when they broke off. "Let me tie up a couple of loose ends here, before I join you in Juuban."
Ami merely nodded.
"Good morning, everyone." Ami's homeroom teacher beamed. "Today, we have a transfer student from Azumano." and Hiwatari entered the classroom as the teacher wrote 'Hikari Satoshi' on the board. "Everyone, please be good to him."
"I'm back." the now renamed Hikari greeted Ami as he passed back her desk.
"Welcome back." Ami smiled.