Author: SailorMoonFanForever PM
Serena is trying to become a novelist and her boyfriend, Seiya, is giving her a hard time. Matters only get worse when Darien comes into the picture. SerexDare.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Usagi T./Serena/Bunny/Sailor Moon & Mamoru C./Darien S./Tuxedo Kamen - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,888 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12-14-09 - Published: 11-07-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5495979
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AN: Here is my promised new fic. It's short yes. Rest will be posted in next chapter/s. Hope you like it. Small story (3 chapters max). Thanks and enjoy.
Serena walked into the dimly lit restaurant. She was meeting her boyfriend Seiya for a romantic dinner, even though she was not in the mood. Lately, he had been in this horrible mood, and the two never got along. They were always fighting, mostly about the novel she was writing. She sighed as she saw him, and walked over to the table. Sitting down, she faked a smile.
"So, how was your day?" Serena asked softly after greeting him.
"Okay, and yours?" he asked in return. He smiled, he actually smiled. Maybe tonight would be better than she thought.
"Okay. This morning was actually very profitable," she said trying to bridge the subject about her day without him starting a fight.
"Profitable? How so?" he asked giving her a confused look.
Serena sighed. She hated that she always had to choose her words so carefully around him. She didn't know what to say that wouldn't cause him to blow up. He had asked about her day… and she did want to share with him… and why shouldn't she? She was finally doing something with her life and he wasn't supportive in the least.
"Well, I wrote a lot of my novel, almost a full chapter. It's coming along quite nicely." Serena smiled widely, really content with herself. She was in her mid-twenties and she hadn't really done anything with her life until now.
"Really, Sere!" he said upset. "Must we talk about that now? When I'm trying to have a romantic dinner with my girlfriend?"
"Seiya!" she said, her voice raised. "What is your problem? You are the one who asked about my day!" Serena glared at him. So he was starting a fight yet again. When would he stop and just be happy for her?
"Yes," Seiya huffed. "But I didn't think it would involve that!" he finished with distaste.
"Why can't we talk about it? It's about my future."
Seiya looked at her plainly. "I think you're wasting your time," he stated calmly before taking a sip of water.
"How can you say that? Don't you think I should pursue my dreams? What I am actually good at?"
"I think you should aim higher."
Serena's head hurt. She was always getting so upset with him. She didn't deserve this. She didn't deserve this side of him. A side that, no matter what she did or said, was still a jerk to her about her future.
"I hate that you do this!" she yelled, not caring who heard or who was looking.
"Calm down, Serena." He glared at her and then looked around to see if anyone was listening to their fight.
Serena shook her head as she stood up. "I've had enough for one night. I wish you would just let me live my life and not discourage me so much. Good night!" and with those last words, she turned on her heels and stormed out of the restaurant.
As soon as Serena got home, she ran to her bed and started crying. She was crying on her bed, thinking about the mess that she was in with Seiya when the there was a knock on the door. She got up and went to answer it, tears still rolling down her face. Much to her surprise, when she opened it she found her best friend Darien standing there. She stared at him with big puffy eyes.
"Darien?" she said in surprise as she wiped away her tears. "What are you doing here?"
"I wanted to talk to you about something," he said softly and then noticed her tears. "Are you alright? You've been crying."
Serena sighed motioning for him to come in. They walked into the living room and sat down on the couch. She didn't saw anything for a few minutes; she just stared at her best friend. Darien was always there when she needed him the most. She didn't know what she would do without him.
"Yeah," she finally answered him in a low voice. "I just got home actually."
"Date with Seiya?" Darien asked, jealously running through his veins as he fought to not let it show. He didn't deserve her. She should be dating him not Seiya. All these years he had secretly loved Serena, and now he might actually have a chance to show her how he felt. If he played his cards right, and her and Seiya broke up, she could be his.
"Yeah," Serena sighed. "He went off again about me being a novelist. I can't believe he isn't supportive of my dream." It was a new dream of hers, but still. He should be by her side if he truly loved her like he claimed to.
Darien saw her face sadden as she said that and his heart broke. "Hey," he said softly, making her look over at him. "Don't let him bring you down. You are a great novelist. Just ignore his thoughtless comments."
Serena nodded, tears starting to flow down her cheeks again. "I know… I know. It's just so hard coming from him. I want him to be proud of me and my work," she said through soft sobs.
Darien sighed. "I know you do," he said softly, pausing before continuing. "But if it's any consolation, I am proud of you. I believe that you can do this."
Serena stopped crying and looked over at him. "Thanks Darien. At least someone believes in me."
Serena smiled through her watery eyes and reached over to hug him. She didn't need Seiya, she had Darien, someone who cared for her and believed in her, and didn't treat her badly. She stayed in his arms, needing to feel needed for once, needing to feel loved.
"I'll always believe in you," Darien whispered into her hair.