|Learning To Love, Again
Author: Lyn Archer PM
Complete: Usagi dies, leaving the care of ChibiUsa to Seiya Kou. Yes, Seiya Kou. But, it's an adventure for everyone involved. AU, SeiyaHaruka, TaikiYaten, R&R!Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - K. Seiya/Sailor Star Fighter & Haruka T./Sailor Uranus - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,015 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10-27-06 - Published: 10-11-06 - Status: Complete - id: 3194491
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Anyways, I got the image for the opening of this story while I was listening to 'I'll Cover You - Reprise,' from Rent. Just couldn't shake it, so I started writing and showed it to MoonDaisuki, and she suggested that I write more. I've been working on it between writing my papers and studying for all my exams. All I can say is, that the pairing is interesting. Not one I've done before.
I don't own Sailor Moon...
"Are you alright?"
"Will you be?"
"I don't know Taiki. Just leave me alone." He then walked away from his two loyal friends.
Taiki turned and looked at the tombstone. He sighed and knelt down in front of it. He ran his hands along the name. "I'm sorry Usagi. I'm sorry we couldn't protect you from everything."
"Taiki, let's go."
The auburn haired man nodded and stood up. He walked towards the waiting car, Yaten following close behind him,
Yaten glanced over at Taiki, and then towards Seiya. "Now that the funeral is over, what are you going to do?"
Seiya didn't look up from the book in his hands. "Raise her child."
"What?" Taiki asked lowering his glasses.
"In her will, she left the care of Chibi-Usa to me. I don't know why."
"When did this happen?" Yaten closed his laptop.
"I got a phone call the day before the funeral, saying I had to appear in a lawyer's office. I went, and it was the reading of her will. For some reason, Usagi let me in charge of Chibi-Usa. Mamoru tried to find a loophole in it, but she made it ironclad."
"You've never raised a child. You can barely take care of yourself." Yaten snapped.
Seiya shrugged. "If it was one of her last wishes, then I'll do it." Seiya shut the book and looked at his two friends. "Usagi meant the world to me, even though I knew I could never have her."
"You still wanted to protect her from the evil in the world." Taiki whispered.
"When is Chibi-Usa arriving?" Yaten asked.
"In about two hours."
Seiya almost smiled as he stood up. "She'll stay in my room until I find us a place."
The dark haired man looked at Taiki. "What?"
"Yaten can move into my room, and Chibi-Usa can have Yaten's old room. She will be the only girl in this apartment."
"Taiki! You can't honestly expect me to move into your room. Where will all my stuff go!" protested the silver haired man.
"Yaten, we'll think of something. Until then, just bring the stuff you need the most over to my room."
Yaten grumbled as he stormed out of the kitchen.
"Thank you, Taiki."
"You're welcome." Taiki gave Seiya a small smile.
"Chibi-Usa, you're okay living with Seiya?" Haruka asked kneeling down in front of the ten year old girl.
"Haruka-chan, Seiya was one of Mom's best friends. If Mom wanted me to live with him, then there is a reason for it."
The blonde ruffled Chibi-Usa's hair as she stood up. "You're right. Usagi never did anything without a reason."
"I miss her."
"I know we all do." Haruka heaved Chibi-Usa's bag over her shoulder.
"I guess I am a little worried about living with Seiya."
"Sure, Seiya was one of Mom's best friends, but why am I not living with Mamoru? He was like my dad for my life."
Haruka glanced back at her car, pondering whether to turn it off and then shrugged. "I'm not sure. But, if anything happens, call me. I'll come get you."
Chibi-Usa hugged Haruka, tears forming. "Thank you."
Seiya jumped as Haruka pulled him out of the apartment after Taiki showed Chibi-Usa to her new room. "Ten'ou, what did I do?"
"Listen carefully Kou, you'd better take good care of Chibi-Usa, or else I am going to make sure your life is a living hell."
"Ten'ou, I love that kid like she was my own. I was there for Usagi during her pregnancy when Mamoru was in America studying. I babysat her when Usagi had to go to work."
Haruka relaxed a little. "Alright."
Seiya rubbed his shoulder and whined a little. "That hurt!"
"Deal with it!"
"AH! Seiya! Why didn't you wake me up! I'm going to be late for school."
The black haired man stuck his head out the door of his bedroom. "Wha?"
Chibi-Usa looked at Seiya, disbelief in her eyes. "You where supposed to wake me up!
Seiya blinked a few times and studied Chibi-Usa. OH! That's right."
"I'm leaving now!" Chibi-Usa ran out of the house, a piece of toast in her mouth.
Seiya leaned against the door of his room, smiling. That kid was just like her mother, as much as she hated to admit it. He laughed and shook his head.
"What's so funny?"
"She's just like her mother."
Taiki put a hand on Seiya's shoulder. "I know…"
"I miss her."
"We all do."
"She…" Seiya shook his head and shoved Taiki's hand off his shoulder.
Taiki watched Seiya walk into the kitchen and then sighed. Usagi was the one person he had really loved after the whole ordeal with Kakyuu. He shook his head and ran his hand through his messy hair.
The dark haired man lowered the newspaper that was in front of him and stared at the pink haired, blue eyed girl in front of him. "What?"
"Fix me something to eat."
"You just ate."
"When I got home from school, but it's almost eight!"
Seiya sighed and shut the paper. He got up and walked into the kitchen. "What do you want?"
"What can you make?"
"That's all? Mom could make more than you. How do you eat?"
"Taiki or Yaten cook." Seiya laughed sheepishly.
Chibi-Usa sighed. "Taiki!"
The auburn haired man lowered his book. "Yes?"
"Can you cook me something to eat?"
Taiki laughed a little and set down his book. "Of course, because I know Seiya can't cook."
Seiya stuck his tongue out at Taiki. "You guys can try to teach me."
"Every time we've tried, it's just made your skills worse." Taiki got up and walked over to Chibi-Usa. He ruffled her hair and headed into the kitchen.
"Seiya! You have a phone call!" Yaten yelled from the balcony.
"The landline didn't ring."
"On your cell!"
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