|YuYuGiDigiMoon OVA: Summer Diaries Special Edition
Author: Kanius PM
It's Summer Diaries OVA all over again, but in chronological order. Extras include exclusive 'DVD' commentary by me and LazerWulf. Plus, new exclusive chapters not tied to the main story will be featured. Please read and get insight on the series.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 130,051 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10-17-11 - Published: 06-20-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7100899
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A/N: Hey, guys. Here's yet another exclusive Bonus Gaiden chapter. This one is tied in to one of the previous special exclusive chapters and builds up for a future tie-in side plot outside this fic.
The following chapter is chronologically 16th, and not previously posted.
Vivian, Tristan, and Duke
Hong Kong. This is where I grew up and still live even as I speak. Here I am a famed celebrity, a well renowned martial artist, and a big name on the Asian mainland dueling circuits. I'm well recognized by my peers and rivals. And it's here where I like to make my name known. My name is Vivian Wong, daughter of Lee and Sei Wong, who own one of the best established banking agency firms in the country: the Golden Banking Firm. My family take care of the banking firm business. I'm in the process of establishing another dojo for underprivileged kids wanting to learn kung-fu. My name and reputation will hopefully be the big draw, but I'll let the future dictate that.
In the meantime, I've spent these few weeks training for an upcoming martial arts tournament and another dueling circuit in the area. So, yes, I've been plenty busy. And as one might judge by my last name, my family is related to the Wong family living in Shinjuku. In fact, I am Henry, Jaarin, Rinchei, and Suzie's distant cousin. Though, I haven't seen any of them since about 10 years ago? They were all just a bunch of cute little kids then! I've only been able to get into contact with them online after their father contacted me. He was kind enough to give me their email addresses and I started keeping in touch.
But, that's a story for another time.
I was working out hard in a training facility and kicking a punching bag fiercely. I'm known for my rapid fire kicks and quick-handed take down counters. The majority of my students and fans idolize me, watching me train my butt off in the gym while honing my kung-fu skills. After every training session, I don't just strengthen my body, but my mind, too. I apply this to my teachings to my students, reminding them to train their minds just as rigorously as their bodies. I've been taught that kung-fu is the process of one's training. In fact, my father was the former headmaster of our main dojo. He was the one who taught me all there is to know. I learned kung-fu from him at the tender age of five.
At age 8, I competed in my first martial arts tournament in the junior division. I won my first junior championship at age 10. Through my preteens, I gained a fan following and became a teen cover idol. I was looked upon as a growing sensation after winning five national championships five years in a row. For a prodigy my age, it became a feat that has yet to replicated. At age 12, I starred in my first film, but I didn't star in a lead role until I turned 14. My biggest inspirations are Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet-Li. I strive to follow in their footsteps.
I am also a big fangirl for Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi. I wear the bun hairstyle in Sailor Moon's honor. I wish to meet them one day.
When I turned 16, my father passed the dojo over to me and I began to instruct my first class. The knowledge he passed over to me, I'm not only applying it to my students, but to my own training. Being a famous teen celebrity, the number of students more than tripled since my father stepped down.
My students and fans would usually call me Meiling Li, a character from the popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura. Indeed, my outward looks were similar to hers and how fitting since she's my favorite anime character. In fact, my deck reflects her passion for fighting. Fighting and dueling are my strongest pursuits.
During my youth, I was also an active duelist and a champion on the Asian circuits. Outside Japan, I was Asia's most decorated duelist. I had, and still do, have an infatuation for Seto Kaiba and Yugi Muto. There's no mistake I'm an avid fan of both. I finally met Yugi during Kaiba's KC Grand Prix in America. By my admittance, I was being a whiny and immature brat, obsessed with getting anything I wanted through unorthodox means. I vowed to make Yugi my slave, but that ungrateful brat Rebecca Hawkins dashed my hopes! I competed with her over Yugi's affections. Lady luck wasn't good on my side and I lost all my duels during this event. I came out with nothing.
I returned home and worked hard to get back on the winning track. I took care of our family dojo, trained both myself & my students, and modified my deck until the next duel tournament.
Landing another fierce kick, I stopped and took deep breaths. I had gone over 25 minutes hitting the bag. My mind was focused on the upcoming martial arts tournament. Garbed in an azure battle suit, I picked up my towel and headed off to the showers.
Upon leaving the gym, I walked out wearing my usual yellow Chinese dress and pink shoes. I carried my training bag and headed back to the dojo. On my way, I walked past a boy, who stood in my way and had a conceited grin on his face.
"Mind stepping out of the way, kid?"
"Asian champion Vivian Wong, I challenge you to a duel!"
Oh, how cute. I smiled playfully and dropped my training bag. As he readied his Duel Disk, I drew out mine and prepared my deck.
"I'm going to beat you and become the next big dueling star on the Asian circuit!"
"Well then, bring it on, kid!" I declared and placed my deck into my Duel Disk. "I'm ready!"
I admire this boy's spunk, but he like any of my opponents will learn the hard way.
Well, just got off my airline flight from Sicily. Whew, what a long flight and I could use a breather. My flight back home was delayed until tomorrow morning. So, I can just find a motel to sleep in for the night and get ready by 9:00 to catch my 10:45 flight. Yeah, sounds like a plan. Now what to do to pass the time? Hong Kong I hear has some awesome dishes. Let's see what I can find to fill my stomach!
I just got back from a European motorbike tour through the summer. I decided to take a few weeks off after working through almost a whole year. Fortunately, I get paid well and had enough to pay for the entire expense.
As I passed along by, I stopped and turned to notice a crowd of kids gathering near a stage. Curious, I approached the area and gazed across the stage to find a banner hanging above the stage. I distinctly read it as follows: Dungeon Dice Monster 2008 Tour. Wait, a second. There's only one person I know who pimps out the Dungeon Dice goods.
"Welcome to Hong Kong, Tristan. Fancy seeing you here, man."
Recognizing his tone, I spun around and came face to face with my pal. He and I gave each other a manly handshake as I watched a few guys in suits standing on the stage.
"Isn't this a small world? I didn't think I'd see you here, Duke!"
Duke shook his head. "Likewise. What brings you here?"
"Just got back from my European trip."
"Oh, that's right. How did that go?"
"It went smooth. It was nice going back and hanging with the guys in motorcycle competition. I did about as well as I could. But, I had a lot of fun sight seeing. Why aren't you on stage?"
"I already was. Those are just sponsors on the stage."
"Trying to get Dungeon Dice Monsters to undergo a second revival?"
Duke sighed, looking almost proud of his comeback tour. "Yeah, business has been kinda down for three years, but I'm cautiously optimistic the latest upgrades will raise the sales. The kids here sure love the latest dice monsters I've modeled. What's more, I've unveiled a new virtual model thanks to some backing from Kaiba Corp and Industrial Illusions. I can thank Mokuba, Lyn, and Pegasus for that."
"You'll do just fine, Duke. Dungeon Dice will definitely see a strong comeback."
"Me too, Tristan. Thanks for the support. What I needed to do was bring something new to DDM market."
Dungeon Dice definitely hit its peak when he and Yugi dueled those years ago. Sure, sales have been down, but every business has its peaks and valleys. I'm no expert in business stocks, but I see things looking up for Dungeon Dice.
"Say, wanna go get something to eat together? I'll buy."
"Asking me out on a date? I thought you were better than to swing that way, man."
I barked. "YOU'VE GOT IT WRONG, YOU IDIOT!"
"Relax. I was just kidding. Sure, let's go. In fact, I know a perfect place we can eat all we want."
I can tell he was a bit tense. He just got back from a long flight. Can't say I blame him for being a little moody, but I'm sure a nice buffet meal will brighten his mood. Hong Kong is one my favorite places to visit. For two reasons: 1) the tourism and attractions. 2) the food.
I just love the food here!
As we turned around the corner, we stopped as we saw a crowd of people. There just happened to be a duel commencing. The last we caught was a woman wearing a yellow Chinese dress sending her monster to attack a boy.
"Dragon Lady! Wipe out the rest of his Life Points!" shouted the woman as her armored female warrior swung her blade and hit the boy with full force. As the boy sank to his knees in defeat, we watched as the woman walked up to the kid and offered a hand to him. "Good duel, boy. Improve your deck and you just might beat me next time." After winking to him, the boy smiled and pulled himself off the ground with her assistance.
While the crowds cheered both duelists, our eyes and mouth gaped as we recognized the Chinese woman.
"Vi-Vivian Wong?" I blurted out.
Tristan gaped. "The Chinese duelist who we met at the KC Grand Prix that had it out for Yugi?"
Vivian heard us from the background and turned around. "Oh, ho. Well, if it isn't Yugi Muto's friends." She bolted through the crowd and greeted us. "I heard you were in town Duke Devlin, but Tristan Taylor? It's good seeing you here!" She pulled us into a embrace. "Relax. We're all friends here!"
Vivian overwhelmed us with a tight embrace, almost crushing us like a snake coiling its prey. Not too surprisingly her strength was greater than average. She is a renowned martial artist and could easily kick our butts. So, it'd be wise not to provoke a crazed and unpredictable girl like her.
"Yeah," I finally let out a deep exhale. "Might want to learn not to squeeze people too hard."
"Sorry, but it's a bad habit of mine! I'm just so excited to see friends of Yugi Muto here!"
"Vivian, do you still have a thing for Yugi?"
"Of course! I mean, unless he's already..."
We both nodded and her world was immediately turned upside down. She naturally sunk her head and sighed deeply.
"Sorry, Vivian," I said, trying hard not to sound like a jerk as it was not my intention to be one. "Yugi's significant other is Tea Gardner. You remember her."
"And here I was hoping... oh, well," we heard Vivian admit to her defeat. "I never actually thought I had a chance with either Yugi or Seto Kaiba." Her sad and solemn look was quickly replaced with a cheery and optimistic one. "Ah, that's ok! I'll just have to find another man!" She grabbed both of our hands. "So, where are you two going? Are you two hungry?"
"Yeah, actually I was going to take Tristan to a buffet restaurant that's famous around this side of town."
Upon hearing this, Vivian seemed to know which restaurant I seemingly implied. "Oh, THAT restaurant! That's my favorite place to go! Let's all go there together! Let's make it a threesome. What do you say?" Before I could initially respond, she grabbed both of our arms and led us down the direction to this buffer restaurant. "If Duke's been there, then Tristan we can recommend what kind of dishes you can make for yourself!"
"Sounds great!" Tristan called out.
Sheesh, I hope Vivian doesn't have a big appetite. I don't want to have to pay for a bigger bill than I want to afford.
"Heh, and such great timing! I had an intense training session and it's helped work up an appetite!" I heard her laugh merrily.
Damn it! I just had to jinx myself! It's even worse if she's just came back from martial arts training! I've seen how much food they can consume!
"I hope you boys have enough to money to spend for yourselves! Because I'm gonna be eating that place out until they're out of food!" I laughed as I dragged the two men along, leading them to my favorite restaurant. Hmm, if Yugi's taken, then perhaps one of his friends are free. I wonder, which of these two are single? Either one look like they can take a girl out for a good time.
"Vivian, slow down! We're not in a hurry here!" Duke exclaimed.
Tristan protested. "And mind letting us go? We have legs and can follow you!"
"Fine, but race y'all there!" I giggled out loud and stormed ahead, almost leaving the boys behind a dust trail. They quickly caught up behind me as I turned a left corner toward the buffet restaurant. Nothing was going to beat me there! Then, seemingly out of nowhere, I stopped and saw a news report on a television display in an electronics store. Curious, I listened and heard a latest report on another 'sleep' victim.
"...another victim was found this morning with blood trailing from his eyes. 19-year-old Shu Xiancheng was confirmed comatose and rushed to the hospital."
My heart stopped cold upon listening to the report. Oh god, Xiancheng? He's one of my students! And he's one of the 29 confirmed victims of this ominous spirit? I've been sensing sinister vibes this past month. I have to see him in anyway I can... and now I've just lost my appetite.
"Vivian!" I heard Tristan and Duke call out across from me. Alarmed, I came to and watched the boys running up to me. Suddenly, I spotted a lavender-haired girl bumping into the two of them. "Oh, Tristan! Duke!" I hurried to the guys and knelt over to help them up. Then, I shifted over to the hair with the lavender hair. I offered a hand to her as the boys stood. I helped her up and picked up a camera she had in her hand. "Here you go. Sorry about my clumsy friends here."
"Thank you..." She said with modesty. I noticed she looked at the boys as if she recognized them.
"Tristan? Duke?" The girl said their names with familiarity and raced over to embrace them.
"MIHO-CHAN?" They exclaimed in unison.
"Wha...? You two know her?" Puzzled, I went over and inquired to them. "Ok, what's y'alls story?"
"What brings you two here to Hong Kong?" Miho asked the guys, quickly turning toward me. "Is she a friend of yours?"
Tristan cleared his throat and openly introduced the girl to me. "Yeah, Miho. Vivian, this is our friend Miho Nosaka. In fact, she went to school with me and Duke."
"Miho-chan's still cute as ever," Duke grinned.
The lavender-haired girl turned and we exchanged handshakes. "Nice to meet you. I'm their friend."
I shook her hand, almost wanting to frown. "Vivian Wong. You've known these two since school?"
"Yeah! We go a long way back."
"But, we haven't seen each other since the few months after we graduated from high school," Tristan said.
"Well, I'm almost done with school in Osaka. By spring, I'll hopefully be back to Tokyo again!"
"Swell, but..." I tried not to let the report of my student get to me. "Let's go eat. You can bring your friend along so y'all can get reacquainted." I almost rolled my eyes and turned my back to the three. What nerve! That girl knows Tristan and Duke? And Duke calls her cute? What's so special about her anyway? Ugh, between this and now Xian-Zhu hospitalized... this day couldn't get anymore shittier.
"What brings you here to Hong Kong, Miho-chan?" I asked as we sat together in a four seat round table. Before Miho could answer, we were interrupted by Vivian's constant gorging and slurping. Could she get anymore ruder in the table? I get the feeling she's showing hostility to Miho for no reason.
Ignoring Vivian, Miho explained. "I came here looking for someone."
"Who?" inquired Duke.
"Someone whose life might be in danger and I heard about those 28 victims..."
Suddenly, we were caught in alarm as Vivian slammed her glass down.
"Vivian? What's the deal?" I quickly protested to her obnoxious attitude.
"What the hell do you know about those victims, little girl?" Vivian hissed as she stood from her chair and created a scene with spectators observing us. "One of my students just happens to be one of those victims! He's hospitalized!"
"Vivian, since when did you...?"
"Since before this girl so happened to interject," Vivian shot an scornful glare to Miho. She pushed her chair away and placed money on the table. "I'll pay for our meal. It's all on me. I've got somewhere I need to be."
"Vivian, wait!" Duke and I tried calling out to her.
Miho remained quiet in her seat, wearing a pitiful look while watching me leave. She silently and ever so vaguely mumbled. "...could she be...?"
Way to go. I just made a complete bitch out of myself in there! But, can one blame me? After I seek a love interest, some bumbling girl just so happens to get in my way. I've completely dropped my hopeless infatuation for Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba once learning they already have significant others. I can never seem to compete with these girls! I have all I could ask for. Honor, championships, fame, and prestige, but not a significant other of my own!
Why? I'm a woman with the perfect combination of beauty and strength!
Could it be that jealously is my greatest flaw? Is that what keeps me from moving on and looking for other men? Should I just forget about finding my love partner and move on what I do best? Why do I harbor such jealously for that girl?
"Vivian!" I quickly came to and heard the cries of the boys. Should I talk to them? No, I have to go and see Xiancheng. His health is more important and as his sensei I need to see him. But, should I just abandon these three? Yes, I shoulder just open up and apologize... or not. This can't wait any longer. "You guys following me?"
"We were worried," Tristan addressed. "When you said this student of yours was hospitalized..."
"And being a victim of these mysterious attacks in Hong Kong," said Duke.
Miho spoke up as she walked up to me. "Please, if you'll allow us to join you." I was able to discern the concern in her eyes. "But, if you won't, then we can respect your wishes..."
"Come on," I sighed and turned around. "I think I know which hospital he was taken to! Follow me!" As I lead them, I stopped for a second and noted a peculiar object in the air. Blinking a few times, I tried to make it out. All I saw seemingly floating and flying over me was a glowing maroon ball. It hovered away as I beelined right for the ball and followed it, which lead us toward the hospital. I really don't know what this weird-looking ball signified, but it was leading us to the nearest medical facility. Once arriving at the hospital entrance, I saw that the ball suddenly disappeared.
"Vivian! Is this the right place?" Duke called out as he and his friends ran up behind me.
"I hope so. Let's find out," I said as we walked through the entrance. As the doors slid open, we entered and approached the front receptionist desk. I rang up a front desk woman. "Excuse me. Does this hospital happen to have a patient named Shu Xiancheng?"
"Oh, Vivian Wong!" The front desk lady obviously recognized me, seeing how I am a celebrity. "Is the patient a friend?"
"Kinda. He's my student."
After the front desk lady informed us he was in intensive care, we took the elevator and went up to the 12th floor. Once we walked down a few corridors, we stopped right where the intensive care area was. To my shock, I nearly diverted my view as I saw Xiancheng laying comatose. I noticed Miho was seemingly spooked seeing Xiancheng. Does she happen to know something I don't? I believe she might know if these recent victim attacks are linked to evil supernatural entities. At this point, after all the weird things that's happened in Tokyo, I'm willing to believe anything now.
"Are you going to be ok, Vivian?" Tristan asked, trying to comfort me.
I sadly nodded. "I hope so. I just wanted to see if he was in this hospital..." Stubbornly turning around, I walked down the hall and left the three behind. "I need some time alone."
"Vivian...!" Duke exclaimed, but Tristan put an arm out to stop him. "Leave her alone."
"Maybe you should let me talk to her, guys," Miho offered.
Miho talk to Vivian? I don't like the sound of this.
"Don't bother, Miho. She's stubborn as a mule. Tristan's right, just leave her alone."
"I know, but... there's something I just need to ask her," Miho dismissed us and followed the direction Vivian took.
Sighing in defeat, I didn't even budge and shrugged. "What the hell? Didn't you just say Vivian needs to be alone?"
"Yeah, but maybe a girl like Miho-chan can give her some needed comfort. She's a guileless girl, but can bring a good conversation with anyone she talks to. If anyone can lift Vivian's spirits, it's her."
"Let's hope you're right," I wanted to believe Tristan, but I had my doubts about that stubborn woman. Could Miho be proactive with Vivian?
I was atop the roof and angrily stomping my foot down. I shot forward and landed a kick, knocking down a stack of crates. Luckily for me, I found something to vent my frustrations on and a couple of crates were what I needed to break. I picked up one crate, tossed it in the air, and smashed it into pieces with a rapid fire punch. I repeated this process with three more crates as wooden debris littered the ground near my feet.
"HAAAA!" I cried out, expelling a powerful force behind a kick and smashed two crates. "This isn't enough. I need more crates to smash!" Channeling as much Chi into my fists and feet, I was exerting much more force than necessary and crushing the crates like nothing. I stopped and sensed a familiar presence behind me. Without looking over my shoulder, I answered in a tone tinged with irritation. "What do you want? Did you come here to pity me?"
Miho was standing behind me, wearing a serious demeanor. "No. I came to ask if you've noticed or felt anything out of place in Hong Kong? Like any negative vibes linked to anything inexplicably supernatural?"
"Like evil spirits? You could say that," I bluntly answered, hiding my anger with a smile. I turned and faced Miho's direction. "Why do you want to know?"
"I've been asked to look for someone. I have to find her before these things do what they did to your student and those other victims. You might've heard about those weird cases of 'weeping' spirits that've been responsible for these incidents?"
"I actually have and you think these 'weepers' you describe put my student in that comatose state?"
"He will die if he stays in that condition."
This suddenly hit me hard. The nerve of this ungrateful girl to tell me that Xiancheng might die! Who is she trying to fool?
"Look, I wouldn't even know where to look for this 'friend' of yours, but it has nothing to do with me. Sorry, but you'll have to ask Tristan and Duke to help."
I dismissed and walked by her. "I'm done talking. First, you have the nerve to barge on my date with two friends and now you tell me my student might die. You really are ungrateful..."
Suddenly, as I walked past her, I heard her whisper lightly, which caught me off guard. "...you're the one I came to find. Aren't you, Vivian Wong?"
As I abruptly stopped, I whirled around and gazed at her with suspicion. She pivoted her view and eyed me closely, still wearing that serious and determined look.
"That glowing ball of light you saw led you here for a reason."
Once again, I was smacked with a recollection of seeing that mysterious ball of maroon light doubling as a guide to the hospital. Was that weird sphere's intention to bring me here to meet with Miho? This reeks of a set-up. How do I know this girl isn't involved with these evil spirits reportedly described as 'weepers'? She has to be in with these evil apparitions if she knows about them.
Without provocation, I grabbed Miho by her shirt and clenched my right hand. "Ok! What else do you know? Huh? Did you just happen to come here and lure me out to a trap?"
"No, listen! I'm here because I need you, Vivian!"
"I don't need anyone! Especially after all the times I've had my heart broken!" I instinctively readied my fist and went to punch her.
Then, to my own surprise, I dropped Miho and punched a steel door behind me. I left a dent out of anger and shook off the pain gripping my entire arm. Miho stood and walked up to embrace me.
"It's ok. I'm here now..."
"I hate..." Suddenly, I felt a sinister vibe approaching us as I grabbed Miho and pushed her aside. "Get back!" Before I could readily move, something hit me hard from behind and caused me to stumble forward.
"VIVIAN!" I heard Miho screaming out. As she ran to me, I beckoned her off as usual like my stubborn old self.
Slowly, I stood and favored my back. "Don't interfere... this isn't your fight." I readily took a stance as thin and frail looking demonic abomination emerged from the darkest edge of the rooftop. It had four long extensions coming out of the sides of its thin, bony-like body. The most haunting features of this creature was its faceless visage and double horns protruding the sides of its head. My body suddenly froze stiff in shock and fear as the creature towered over me like a giant. I noticed Miho looked, not only alarmed, but seemingly familiar with the creature standing in front of us. "Oh shit!"
"Vivian! Move! It's coming for you!" She pleaded me to run.
Who is she fooling? Me run from this thing? Ok, yeah, it looks scary up close, but I've got my pride to uphold!
"Tell me. Is this the thing that harmed those people, including Xiancheng?"
"Yes, and it's after you, but you can't fight it like you are!"
"Like hell I can!" I roared and charged right up to the creature. The creature seemed to 'weep' as I lunged forward and landed a spinning kick to its face. One kick disoriented it a bit as I landed and watched it stumble back. "Humph, with a frail and skinny body like that, of course I can knock you down so easily. How's that, you big freak? Want some more?"
"VIVIAN!" She repeatedly cried out to me, which prompted me to turn and chide her.
"Hey! Who's giving this thing a beating? Me or you? You can help by getting out of my way!"
Unfortunately, making a rookie mistake, I left myself unguarded and allowed the creature to recover. As I pivoted my view, the creature thrust its right arm and pushed me, applying a powerful force that knocked me across the rooftop. Miho hurried over to my side and valiantly pulled me up. I struggled to sit up and coughed out a little blood from my mouth. A few blood drops fell on my hand as I felt a sudden sense of dread, realizing the creature hardly needed to apply all of its power into its attack. And that was enough to somehow injure me enough to make me spit blood.
"Vivian, you shouldn't attempt to get up! You're bleeding!"
Having adapted to taking punishing blows, I stood and took another battle stance. No matter what enemy I face, be it man, woman, or monster, I was trained to fight them head-on! This drastic situation is no different! I dashed ahead to engage the creature. Ignoring Miho, her pleas fell on deaf ears as I directed my assault on the creature. It thrust one of those skinny limbs toward me. I was able to evade one, but another swatted me aside like I was a bug. I hit the side of a wall. Before I could evade, another one of its large, skinny arms pinned me against the wall and leaned its ghastly faceless visage in front of me. I resisted with all my might, kicking my feet into the creature.
"Vivian!" Miho screamed as she headed off the creature and picked up a large piece of wood. I watched her throw it at the creature, which provoked it enough to backhand her aside.
"Idiot! What do you think that's going to accomplish?" I angrily chided her. Then, I felt my body being crushed against the wall. No matter how much I struggled, the abomination's overbearing strength seemingly attempted to crush me. I had trouble breathing as I watched its visage split open, revealing a disgusting set of black beady eyes. "No... no... I can't... I won't..." I won't die! No way! The career of Vivian Wong, the Asian Champion Duelist, renowned martial arts champion & master, and famed celebrity won't let some freak cut my life short! I've only managed to live 24 years of my life to its fullest!
Then, before I knew it, I heard a voice cry out from the background...
"Makemake Planet Power! Make-Up!"
Then, as a bright flash of light covered the rooftop, a long pink whip lashed out of nowhere and ensnared one of the creature's arms. The whip easily tore off the limb and forced it to release me. I fell to the floor and recovered my breathing. Relieved, I turned to find my savior. To my surprise, I saw a girl dressed like one of the legendary Sailor Senshi in Tokyo, except I don't think I've seen her before. Then, it hit me. Miho was nowhere in sight. I raised my head and saw the Sailor-suited girl standing in front of me holding a long pink whip.
"...you... saved me..."
"Are you ok, Vivian?"
Taken aback, I inquired. "How do you know my name?"
"Talk later. I've got this thing to kill!" She declared as she bolted ahead to fiercely cut through the creature's defenses with her whip.
Amazing! One of the Sailor Senshi in Hong Kong? I must admit, this was auspicious timing. I mean, what kind of coincidence is it for that Miho girl and this Sailor to turn up at the same time? Unless, could this Sailor be Miho? No, that just isn't possible!
My eyes and mouth were literally agape as she easily ripped away at each of the creature's arms. She did this with just the use of her whip! I couldn't even bring that thing down, but yet she's making this look easy! I watched as she cut the monster down to size and split it in half with her whip. Before long, there was nothing but a pile of ashes where the monster melted and fizzled away. The Sailor-garbed warrior landed gracefully and turned around, smiling toward me.
"Are you ok?" She asked me.
Nodding, I initially responded. "...yeah, thanks... um, Sailor..."
"Sailor Makemake, I'm new on the job," she introduced herself as she walked up and offered a hand to me. "For someone with no powers, you held your own against that Weeper. They're extremely dangerous, miss."
"Weeper? Thanks, but where did my friend Miho go?"
"Huh?" I head her gasp as I noticed a large shadowed figure descending behind her.
"LOOK OUT! BEHIND YOU!"
Before she could act, it was too late. Another one of those Weepers she described ensnared her with one of its limbs. I watched as she struggled to free herself. The whip fell right out of her hand as it hit the ground. Screaming as it started crushing her in its grip, I bolted ahead and grabbed the whip. As I tried to hit the Weeper, it initially reacted and backhanded me aside.
"Vi-Vivian!" Makemake grimaced while being crushed in the creature's strong grip.
Out of commission, I was on the ground and unable to sit up. In no condition to fight, let alone move, I was left wide open for the Weeper to do what its companion tried to do.
"...I miscalculated... I thought there'd just be one, but there's two...?" Makemake gritted her teeth as she glanced over me. "Vivian!"
There she goes calling out to me with such familiarity. I wish I knew who she was. I could help, but what could I do the way I am?
Suddenly, I noticed an explosion impact the creature's back. Then, a series of quick projectiles seemed to pierce through it. Alarmed, the Weeper turned as two men resembling Duel Monsters tried warding it off. From my vantage point, I could see a man dressed like the Cyber Commander. The other, almost unrecognizable behind a mask, looked like the Strike Ninja. I was only able to discern the former as Tristan... wait, Tristan? Then, the other one has to be Duke!
"Tristan...! Duke...!" I cried out, but I felt pain while trying to sit up.
As the Weeper advanced on Tristan and Duke, Makemake was able to recognize them.
"Tristan! Look what's in that thing's hands!" Duke quickly pointed out.
Noticing the unknown Sailor, I fell into shock. "A Sailor Senshi? In Hong Kong?"
"I don't recognize her at all, but whoever she is let's get her out of that thing's grasp!"
"Right, but if Vivian's here, where's Miho?"
I shifted my view over to the other side and noticed Vivian laying on the ground. "Vivian?"
"Guys... don't! Don't try and fight that thing! You're just provoking it!" she abruptly called out to our direction.
"Duke! Let's free her!" I led the charge against the monster as I launched a missile that blasted the creature back. From the corner of my eye, Duke jumped up and cut off one of its limbs to free the Sailor. The mysterious Senshi landed gracefully in front of us. "Hey, we've never seen you before. You new?"
"Yeah. I'm Sailor Makemake and thanks for the save," she smiled at me in a manner that reminded me of Miho. Like Miho? Nah, couldn't be!
As the creature picked itself up, Duke beckoned over to us. "Heads up! It's about to attack again!"
"I take it you can handle yourself?" I asked Sailor Makemake.
"Yeah, but I wouldn't mind a hand," she replied as she seemed to be looking toward Vivian. "Vivian, get out of here while you still can!"
As she called out to me, my mind suddenly clicked and I struggled to stand up on my own. I surprised Makemake, Tristan, and Duke while favoring my left side. Driven with renewed determination, I balled up my left fist and barked at the group.
"You think I'm going to kneel over to this freak? Vivian Wong falls to no one!"
"Vivian!" Tristan shouted.
"No! C'mon, you big freak! Come and get me!" I goaded the grotesque abomination to charge toward me. And it responded by advancing to me. "C'mon! I won't falter!"
"VIVIAN! NO!" Makemake screamed, hastily dashing forward to push me aside.
As I closed my eyes, I accepted my forthcoming fate and wore a proud smirk. If I'm dying, I'm going to take it standing tall!
Suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, a maroon beam of light hit the Weeper's face and blinded its black beady eyes. This allowed for Makemake, Duke, and Tristan to repel it away with a barrage if attacks. I fell into a deep trance while opening my eyes. Lifting my eyes, I noticed the shining beacon of light beaming through my forehead. However, that wasn't what piqued my attention. An odd-looking symbol materialized on my forehead, which gleamed a distinct maroon light. Whatever this light was, it saved my life with auspicious timing. Sinking to my knees, I saw that the glow faded, but the petroglyph symbol was still emblazoned on my head. It resembled a pi symbol coupled with two oval-shaped orbs.
"...what is this?" I gasped upon realizing the weird petroglyph on my head. "What's this symbol signify?"
Sailor Makemake jumped right over to my side and put an arm around me. While this was going on, Tristan and Duke were driving the Weeper back. Then, out of nowhere, the maroon-schemed orb that I saw earlier floated over in my face.
"It's... it's that ball I saw..."
"Yes," Makemake whispered, broadening her smile. "It's yours. Take it, Sailor Haumea."
Sailor Haumea? "What?" But before I asked any further questions, I heard a voice coming from inside the orb.
"It's time to accept who you've always meant to be. Sailor Haumea, your reawakening is now imminent."
Ok, now this is going beyond the realm of impossibility. And if that wasn't weird enough, I'm hearing a lady's voice from this orb? Should I take it?
"Hurry, Vivian. I don't think the boys can hold that thing off much longer."
Nodding, I instinctively grabbed the orb and jerked it toward me. As I closed my eyes, the orb expanded a coat of light around me. At that exact moment, I saw a shimmering golden object poke out of my chest. Blinking a few times, the golden object, which seemed transparent from a closer view, floated around and resembled a golden seed. I curiously prodded the seed with my finger and it reacted but peeling itself open like a blossoming flower, which revealed a gorgeous maroon crystal. It glowed with seemingly everlasting light. Then, my eyes became drawn to the crystal and drove me to want to touch the warmth of this beautiful glow. I felt like I was in a deep trance while touching the crystal.
Just then, I felt something fall into my lap. I lowered my view and saw a stick with a golden ornament attached to it. The long rod comprising it was maroon, which matched the color of the crystal. Two golden wings jutted under the embedded maroon-schemed orb atop the rod. The symbol situated on the stick looked like the symbol still emblazoned on my head.
"What's this for?" I curiously asked, holding the weird-looking rod in my hands.
I noticed another orb floating over near me. Inside the orb, I was able to discern a tiny green-haired woman and an outfit that looked identical to a Sailor Senshi's. I put two and two together, realizing this was one of the Senshi I've seen based on the news reports!
"Yo-You're one of the Sailor Senshi!"
The woman greeted me with a cordial and vague smile. "Greetings, Vivian Wong. I am Sailor Pluto, Guardian of Time. Sailor Makemake's search ends here. You have been reawakened to be her partner and aid her in the fight against the Weepers."
"Me partnered... with her?" I slowly turned over to Makemake, who nodded sagely.
"What's this object for? What do I do with it?" I showed the rod to the woman.
Sailor Pluto answered genuinely and in an insightful manner, as if she knows what I am required to do. "Upon the blossoming of your True Star Seed, it gave birth to a Sailor Crystal. With your Sailor Crystal, you have been revived as one of the lost Kuiper Sailor Senshi. The symbol on your head revived your power and identity, reaffirming your status as Sailor Haumea. You and Makemake have been paired to work together in a critical situation that requires your attention. Vivian Wong, the has come. You and Sailor Makemake have been selected by the Galaxy Cauldron to wipe out the scourge called the Weepers."
Everything was coming together. The creature, called a Weeper, is what's been leaving a trail of bodies of innocent people, including Xiancheng!
Driven with determination, I gripped the rod in my hand and stood with fiery, passionate eyes. "That's it! Whatever I have to do to help you fight that thing, I'll do it!"
After picking up her whip, Sailor Makemake added. "That's the spirit, Vivian!"
Just then, Sailor Pluto pointed and produced a beam, which hit my forehead and reignited the symbol's glow. The beautiful crystal was absorbed through my body, filling me with an incredible rush of power that strengthened me and healed the wounds I received from the Weeper. As an overwhelming rush of power empowered me, I started to recollect old memories, which seemingly had been dormant in me for so long. I was remembering who I was from a former life.
As the memories became ingrained in my mind, I shook my head and eyed the object in hand. I stood and held the object, directly facing the direction where Tristan and Duke were fighting off the monster. I turned to Sailor Makemake, who nodded my action in approval.
"My work is done here. You and Sailor Makemake have work to do. The instrument in your hand is your Henshin Stick. Use it to transform into Sailor Haumea. You are the last Kuiper Senshi to be revived until the Galaxy Cauldron dictates more needing to be revived in the future."
"There's more of us?"
"Potentially, yes, but when that time comes we'll find them. Now, to become Sailor Haumea, repeat after me."
I reaffirmed my resolve and lifted the instrument overhead. I instinctively repeated, following Pluto's command.
"Haumea Planet Power! Make-Up!" With that, the Henshin Stick lit up as streams of maroon energy leaked out and encircled my entire frame. My eyes fell over my body as the streams wove and engulfed me as my clothes were magically torn away from my body. A maroon column of light swallowed me up. My seemingly nude form was all but a transparent outline behind the column of magical light. This power flowing through my body was relaxing and invigorating. Not only was I being renewed, but I was becoming stronger. I smiled, closing my eyes as a new outfit materialized and replaced my Chinese-styled garb. My whole body spun around, dancing with the light, as I passed through a wall of desert sand, which engulfed me. As I flew through the wall of sand, the transformation of my wardrobe reflected the new power I had received.
My arms were fitted with long black and white gloves and my feet were fitted into maroon high-heeled shoes. I saw my whole body was in a fitting white bodysuit - seemingly made from tough fabric material. My side shoulders were layered with white sleeves, which doubled as 'armor' for my shoulders. A bright blue bow adorned my chest, standing out on my new attire with a red orb lodged in between my bow. My collared section was maroon with striped white sections. I noted a blue back bow attached and hanging down my back, which was tied above a short maroon skirt, which a little below my waistline. Adorning my neckline was a red neck collar with a golden pendant embedded between it. My wrists became fitted with golden bracelets. To complete my new outfit, I had a forehead tiara with a maroon gem stone, a pair of yellow earrings, golden clips appearing around my long pigtails, and red orbs forming inside my buns like my hero Sailor Moon.
Sailor Makemake watched in awe, seemingly taken aback by my new attire. Needless to say, when I opened my eyes and gazed down my outfit, I was pleased. I tested out my reflexes and noticed I was able to land quicker kicks and punches. Having become Sailor Haumea, I was not only stronger, but my speed was augmented greatly.
Putting on a determined smirk, I turned toward Makemake. "I love it! This power is incredible!" This was definitely a dream come true. I was now a Sailor Senshi just like my favorite heroes!
"Sailor Haumea, you and Makemake must travel the world to destroy the Weepers. Their numbers are steadily growing."
"Shouldn't we be getting help from the other Sailors?" I demanded.
The Guardian of Time dismissively nodded, which didn't bode well for me. "This is a battle you and Makemake must deal with on your own. To ensure your Sailor powers evolve, you will have to destroy these Weepers and find the hive where they are being harvested."
"Fair enough," I conceded. "I think Makemake and I can handle it."
"We'll have to if we want to ensure the Weepers don't spread," Makemake said.
"Hurry and assist your friends now! Use your powers to destroy the Weeper!"
"Right!" We shouted in unison as we dashed forward to aid Duke and Tristan. We watched as the Weeper knocked them back with a hand swipe.
Was I just seeing things? Did I just see Vivian transform into a Sailor Senshi? They're popping out everywhere! Where are all these Sailors coming from?
And was that Sailor Pluto I just heard? Did she just somehow give Vivian this power?
The minute I turned to see the two Sailors heading our direction, I was backhanded across the rooftop. I saw that Tristan was tossed toward me. Suddenly, we were saved at the last second as the two Sailors caught us from falling off the roof. Me and Tristan glanced over our shoulders to see the Sailors.
"Ok, explain to me how there's more of you? And was that Sailor Pluto?" I asked the duo.
Tristan interjected. "Duke! Ask questions later, we've still got big problems to deal with!" He redirected me back to the monster advancing toward us.
"This big guy just won't give up!" Duke exclaimed while drawing out shurikens.
Just then, the Sailors walked in front and provided a barricade to shield us.
"What do you two think you're..."
"Your weapons are only good at slowing it down," Sailor Makemake addressed, readying the pink whip in her hand. "Our powers are more than sufficient enough to destroy it."
Sailor Haumea affirmed as she summoned dual giant bladed fans. "But, you two can help back us up."
"We'll do that," Tristan added, readjusting his rocket launcher. "The Senshi are close allies of ours."
I replied and steadily prepared for the battle. "And you two are no different. Let's take this freak down."
We quickly spread out and launched an assortment of attacks that pulverized the creature into submission.
My new powers are astounding! Never have I felt power beyond human capability! It was refreshing and thoroughly satisfying! I fighting as a Sailor Senshi! Brandishing my new weapons, these bladed fans were the perfect choice for weaponry. I bumrushed under the abomination and threw both fans, cutting off both of its legs and rendering it immobile.
Then, I whirled around and caught both fans as they flew back to my hands. While Duke and Tristan helped restrain the beast, I sheathed both fans behind my back. Suddenly, the Weeper rebounded and launched spikes from its back. I countered the spikes by lifting my golden bracelets in the manner Wonder Woman would use them. As more spikes came toward me, I pushed my hands forward and a wall of sand solidified in front of me. The sand wall helped cushion the spikes as they fell to the ground. With a wave of my hand, I beckoned the sand over to me and manipulated its shape, turning it into a giant fist. Oh, ho, I'm getting really creative!
"Show us what you're made of, Sailor Haumea!" Sailor Makemake encouraged me whilst using her whip to cut the creature's arms off.
Reflecting back on my comatose student, I fiercely scowled and pushed my right hand into the giant sand glove. I raced forward and lunged at the Weeper, which barely pivoted its head and before I gave it a chance to recover...
...I landed a powerful punch that not only disoriented the monster, but sent it flying across another rooftop.
That one was for Xiancheng!
I impressed the boys as they looked on agape at my impressive display of my new powers. I quickly nodded to them and leapt across, manipulating the sand on my fist and created a sand bridge to grant me entry over to the other rooftop. I jumped off and landed where the Weeper was stirring. Sailor Makemake, Tristan, and Duke arrived just in time, using the sand bridge I provided for them. We all readied ourselves as the Weeper shifted its view to us.
Suddenly, the lights from a billboard flickered on and burned through the creature. It screeched loudly and edged away toward a darker corner of the roof. Then, it fired a a series of claws forward and attempted to ensnare me. Sailor Makemake quickly thrust herself in front of me and seemingly prepared herself for the claws.
"Wait, what are you doing?" Tristan exclaimed.
Duke shouted. "Get away from there!"
As the claws came nearer, I watched as both of our bodies shifted and distorted until we vanished from the creature's reach.
The boys looked on in befuddlement while scoping the area looking for us.
As for the Weeper, it realized its claws had penetrated through two sand figures of us. Having fallen for my sand decoys, the Weeper looked up as me and Sailor Makemake jumped off the billboard, hitting the demonic manifestation with our attacks. Makemake was initiated her attack, pressing her hands together. I noticed when she did this, the Weeper was seemingly paralyzed and unable to move.
"Illusion Shackles!" My partner called, invoking one of her special abilities. She quickly beckoned to me as we descended near the Weeper. "Go for it, Haumea!"
"Here I go!" I declared as gathered sand over my head and threw it over the Weeper. As the creature was heavily buried in sand, I clapped my hands as the sand trapped the creature and raised it into the air. I waved my hands and manipulated the shape of the sand ball into a hammer while smashing it across the roof with relentless force. "Sand Hammer!" I didn't stop there. I motioned over to the sand ball and waved my hands sideways, shaping the sand and turning it massive sand sphere. "Sand Seal!" Then, I readied my fans in conjunction with Makemake preparing her whip. I threw my bladed fans through the sphere while my partner hit the sand ball with repeated whip lashes. The sand ball exploded with good timing as our attacks shredded the Weeper into pieces as the area was raining with sand and dust remains of the creature.
Lifting my head, I reflected to my student and sighed. That was for you, Xiancheng.
"Guys! Heads up!" Tristan and Duke warned us as we turned.
One of the Weeper's limbs shot forward to stab me and Makemake. The boys quickly interceded it from hitting us. I jumped forward and kicked the limb, pulverizing it into dust. Finally, it was over. If this was going to be how all Weeper battles are going to be, I better be prepared. Next time, Tristan and Duke won't be there to warn us.
It was incredible. These two Sailor Senshi really impressed us. What's more impressive was Vivian quickly getting the hang of her new power. I didn't think the girl had it in her!
"Vivian," I addressed Sailor Haumea. "Duke and I already saw your transformation. So, you're now one of the Senshi."
The girls didn't hesitate as they powered down and unveiled their civilian forms. We were astounded when Makemake revealed herself to be Miho-chan!
"Miho... it's really you..." Duke stammered, overwhelmed with shock. "You're a Sailor Senshi?"
"Yeah, I'd hope I'd surprise you later, but this couldn't be helped and you just seen Vivian transform," Miho confessed.
Vivian folded her arms as her smile broadened. "That was exciting! I look forward to our partnership, Miho-chan."
Sheesh, it wasn't that long ago Vivian wanted to dismiss Miho. Now she's content with working with her? Guess becoming a Senshi changed her mind. I can never figure out girls. But, I wonder if the other Senshi are aware of this? Do they know Miho is one of them?
"Tristan, Duke, we really appreciate your help," Miho said, openly thanking us. "But, from here on out, the war with the Weepers is something Vivian and I have to handle on our own."
Taken aback by Miho's sudden shift in character, I protested. "You two alone? Fighting those monsters? No, that's suicide! You should contact the other Senshi if that's the case."
"Sailor Pluto has instructed us to travel the world and engage these monsters."
Vivian added. "If that's what we have to do, then we're going to fulfill our mission."
"But, don't you have responsibilities to uphold here, Vivian?" Duke inquired.
"I'll just entrust my family dojos to my top graduates. They'll care take them while I'm traveling with Miho."
"Th-This just isn't right."
Miho approached me and Duke, smiling with reassurance. "Listen, I understand you're worried about us, but you saw what me and Vivian were capable of. The more of these monsters we fight, the more our Senshi powers will gradually evolve. Pluto has reassured us this."
"Yeah, by the time we see you guys again, we'll be stronger than before!" Vivian declared, pumping up a fist.
"But, it's dangerous..." Duke tried reasoning with the girls.
"Tristan, Duke, please keep what you've seen a secret," Miho pleaded to us. She grabbed mine and Duke's hands, almost begging us. "Don't tell anyone back home we're Senshi. Sailor Pluto wants to keep our existence a secret until we find the Weepers' hive and destroy it. When Vivian and I come to Tokyo, that's when we'll find you all and tell everyone about us. We're the additional members of Sailor Sedna's Kuiper Senshi team."
"You two are Kuiper Belt Senshi? Then, you know..." I tried to speak as Miho nodded like she already knows.
"Pluto told me already. Please don't tell anyone."
"We promise," Duke replied, shaking his head. "Well, Tristan?"
"Yeah... you have our word," I gave in and nodded. "But, you two be careful. Please come back stronger than ever."
"Count on it!" Vivian exclaimed.
Miho smiled and turned over to her new partner. "Vivian, I think we should go see your student. He and those who were victimized should be ok by now."
"Are you serious?" The Chinese girl cried out in disbelief. Her demeanor quickly changed from gloominess to overwhelming joy. "C'mon, we have to go see him!" I watched her charge toward the door as we pursued down back into the hospital.
Much to my relief, I learned Xiancheng had recovered and I briefly visited him. Learning that Xiancheng recovered, I hoped the other victims would, too. I told him I'd be going on leave out the country with a friend. I would arrange a meeting with my parents to allow my top graduates to take charge of the dojos in my absence. Having remembered that Duke was in Hong Kong to promote his Dungeon Dice Monster series, I offered to let my family investment banking firm to be an investor for DDM. Needless to say, he was happy to receive the financial backings.
After leaving the hospital, Miho, Tristan, and Duke accompanied me out as it was past 11:00.
I meticulously scanned the Henshin Stick in hand, smiling proudly. This truly was an honor. Me being selected to be Sailor Haumea and a partner for Sailor Makemake? Heh, I really think I will enjoy this life changing path. With the power of sand, I'm a force to be reckoned with. I turned around and watched the three standing together.
"Miho, when do you want to leave?" I addressed my new friend and partner.
"Tomorrow evening if that's ok with you? I know you want to discuss matters with your family."
"Yeah, I do."
"Man, it's been a long day and I'm tired," Tristan said, stretching out his arms. "I better find a motel to rent."
Duke offered. "Actually, you can crash at the hotel I'm at. It's got two bedrooms. Miho-chan, you're more than welcome to come."
"Thanks," Miho said as she turned to my direction. "But, I think I'll stay with Vivian. Thanks for the offer though."
"Sure," Tristan said. "Miho-chan, but let's keep in touch. How about giving me and Duke your e-mail?"
"Ok!" I watched Miho hurry over to give her friends her information. I stood and waited, folding my arms and modestly shaking my head. "Ah, that girl is interesting. Fierce in battle one minute, but so kindhearted and cute the next minute." I waved to Tristan and Duke as Miho walked back to me. "So..."
"After we leave, our next stop will be Seoul in South Korea. Miss Setsuna has reserved a place for us to stay for a four days."
"Really? And why stay there for a few days?"
Miho openly smirked. "Destroy the next Weeper and to begin your training."
"Nice," I replied energetically, pumping both of my fists up. "Lucky me! I can't wait!"
And this begins my story as Sailor Haumea.
According to the Galaxy Cauldron, our semi-independent mission to destroy the Weepers has been dictated.
My commentary: Since I've already given most of the commentary about the Kuiper Senshi before, I won't bore you with further details. I'll just skip ahead to Vivian/Sailor Haumea's plot and the future developments of this Weeper mini-arc.
Why Vivian? Well for starters, Vivian wasn't originally intended to be a Kuiper Senshi. Miho was originally intended to be Sailor Huya while Haumea and Makemake would be OCs. However, with a little persuasion from LazerWulf and ultimately my final decision, I opted to go with Miho and Vivian to be Makemake and Haumea. Makemake and Haumea are two of the brightest Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), and are also actual dwarf planets. Huya is listed as an TNO (designated as 38628 Huya), but it's a Plutino with a magnitude of 4.7. Basically, it's not that bright and not large enough to be on the list for dwarf planet status. Since Haumea and Makemake became officially recognized dwarf planets in 2008, the same year Summer Diaries takes place, it'd make sense if these two work together. Granted, the IAU does not dictate the will of the Galaxy Cauldron. It's the Galaxy Cauldron that determined it was Miho and Vivian's time for their Sailor Crystals to reawaken.
Vivian was chosen because she's essentially a minor (and a filler) character in Yu-Gi-Oh! Her background was not entirely detailed, so I helped fill the gaps and expand on her character's history. In fact, remember Chun from the previous Helena and Tyra chapter? Chun just happens to be one of Vivian's students. If you didn't already know.
With her background out of the way, I can work on establishing her new friendship with Miho and realizing her status as Sailor Haumea. Her sand powers are and will be similar to the nature of Gaara's, and eventually beyond Crocodile's level (once her Senshi powers develop further). To complement her quick hands and physical strength, I gave her sand gloves to augment her punches. Already an experienced martial artist, Vivian would be the most physical fighter in civilian form along with Makoto, Haruka, Seiya, Helena, and Tyra. Hell, she might just be the most skilled fighter out of the bunch.
Makemake and Haumea will be the Sailor Duo, like Uranus and Neptune. They will essentially be the 'Outers' to Sedna's 'Inners'. However, unlike their predecessors, Miho and Vivian will be open to outside help and not be so judgmental to others going against their cause. You can rest assure they will work swimmingly well with Sedna's team and the Planetaries. Having seen Vivian transform and Miho undo her Sailor form, Duke and Tristan have been sworn to secrecy until the duo's training and Weeper hunt is complete. This would quash any romantic prospects between these four, which could be picked back up again by the end of Dawn of Chaos. They WILL make their grand re-entrance and aid the Senshi in the battles with the Neo-Rajita.
Ok, now go back to the opening scene in Dawn of Chaos chapter 32, the duo implied about a mission they just left prior to their arrival in Tokyo. Yes, that would be their final encounter with the head boss of the Weeper hive: the Sandman. Now that I mention it, kinda ironic that a Senshi Duo whose powers are based on illusions and sand fight the Sandman. How about that?
How will I present their training, their battles with the Weepers, and face-off with the Sandman? Well, it might make a nice Gaiden mini-arc, which I cover only the most important outcomes. First, I can recap their origins and their first battles with the Weepers, then skip all those boring monster-of-the-week battles that take place all over the world, and Gaiden covers the more important parts (like say when they become Super-level Senshi). Then, in the last part, we see them as Supers, infiltrating the Sandman's hive, then gaining their Eternal-level stages to defeat him. Think of it like watching only viewing the first two episodes, a few crucial mid-point episodes, and the last two episodes of a 100-episode anime series. That's definitely a mini-arc I want to do in the future. Hopefully soon and with right timing with the Sailor Moon 20th anniversary forthcoming. But, first, I need to revive the Gaiden section!
Just think: The adventures of Miho/Sailor Makemake and Vivian/Sailor Haumea. Fighting Weepers and working semi-independently from the main Kuiper Belt Senshi group. By the way we see them in Dawn of Chaos chapter 32, they're already mature enough to enter a bigger war and with Eternal-level forms. Don't be surprised if they become Valkyrie Senshi during DoC. I'd say it's a given. ;)
One last thing: you may have noticed that Vivian, Tristan, and Duke couldn't recognize Sailor Makemake as Miho. Even though they got close, they seemed to immediately dismiss that theory. On the other hand, Vivian was immediately able to recognize Tristan as Cyber Commander and correctly deduce that Duke was Strike Ninja. Why is this? Well, you can attribute that to LazerWulf. It has long been a conceit of his that the Sailor Senshi's magic must have some way to protect their identities, because, come on, they're not exactly wearing masks (Sailor V notwithstanding). He believes that, unless you see the transformation or are told their identities, their magic prevents you from putting two and two together and deducing who they are, despite the fact that they look exactly the same! Even the transformation phrase is protected, as Vivian, despite Miho being right behind her could not recognize her voice as she transformed because she was not looking directly at her when she did. Obviously, the powers granted by the Staff of Apophis have no such protection. This isn't the first time this issue has come up (in The Taiyoukai Awakening, Rio was able to recognize Cammy in her Digital Priestess garb, but not the Sailor Senshi fighting alongside her, except for Sailor Venus, who transformed right in front of him) but it is the first time we get a good look at the thought process of someone trying to figure it out.
That ends a long commentary. Hope you enjoyed this side story. More of Miho and Vivian's story will be ready in the future.
Until next time, send a review and see you soon!