|leaving for Egypt
Author: Animecartooncomicgirl PM
same plot new chapters new chapter titles fixed more detail: Au Alternate universe set after sailor moon sailor stars, a month after the defeat of sailor Galaxica, the starlight's return to their home world, Serena begins to feel different, and memories of a past long ago resurface resulting in her leaving JapanRated: Fiction K - English - Angst/Romance - Usagi T./Serena/Bunny/Sailor Moon & Atem - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,099 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 02-06-13 - Published: 06-01-12 - id: 8170665
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Updated it on 14/5/2012
Animecartooncomicgirl: I am heeding the words of smfan and am revisiting the story. I am making Serena a more mature person. Heliopolis is a kingdom from Ancient Egypt Serena and Atem are 8 years apart in age Isis did not own the millennium necklace Atem's mother did it symbolise her as queen.
Key pointers in the story
Atem was 12 Serena was four when they first met
Serenity announced the news of Serena's and Atem's, arranged marriage on Serena's 8th birthday Atem was 16
The engagement became official when Serena was 12 and Atem was 20
The wedding would take place when Serena turned 16 Atem would be 24
On Serena's 10th birthday, Aknamkanon passed away making the 18 year old Atem the new Pharaoh
Note: Serena her mother Serenity the scouts and Luna and Artemis were the only ones who knew of Atem also BOLD are letter exchanged between Serena and Atem the box fall of her past with Atem was given back to Serena by Luna once the girl retained her memories of her past
Title: memories and leaving
Disclaimer: I do not own Yu-gi-oh or sailor Moon
Intro: it has been a month since the final battle with Galaxica, Serena begins to reminisce about her past with the prince of Egypt Atem, and in doing so she makes up her mind to move to Egypt in hopes of finding his reincarnation
It was a beautiful summer Afternoon in Juuban. It had only been a day since the defeat of their latest villain Galaxica and the starlight's returned to Kinmoku. Serena Tsukino a 16-year-old Juuban high school student was taking time out for herself.
Serena was sitting on the bank in the park; with her hands behind her head, and was looking up at the sky watching the clouds and letting her mind wonder. So much as changed in this last month I do not feel as close to the girls as I used to since their star seeds were returned to them. Nothing between Darien and I has been the same. I have been growing apart from him and the girls ever since their star seeds were, returned. Drawing the time, the girl's star seeds were, stolen I began to stand on my own. I realise now I can cope on my own.
She was also thinking of her crush, and childhood friend Atem, Atem it been a millennia since I last saw you did you get reborn into this world along with everyone else. Serena remembered when she first met with Atem; he was 12 and had come with his farther the Pharaoh to do trading with her mother, the moon queen Serenity.
The young Princess stood with her mother in the throne room awaiting their guests the Pharaoh of Heliopolis Egypt from planet Earth and his 12-year-old son Prince Atem.
"Your majesty presenting from plant Earth the Pharaoh of Heliopolis Egypt Aknamkanon and Prince Atem," announced Artemis one of her advisers. The people in question walked in and knelt before the moon's ruler. Serenity stood up and smiled "welcome" she said while motioning them to rise, "allow me to introduce my daughter Princess Serena."
"Your Majesty," they said well nodding to the young girl, "Majesty this is my son Prince Atem" said Aknamkanon. "Your Majesty" said Atem. "Your highness" replied Serenity, before looking at her daughter, and saying "Serena dear why don't you show the Prince around the kingdom while the Pharaoh and I do business."
"As you wish mother" said the young Princess, Atem then walked over to Serena, "princess," he said as he bowed then held out his hand to her, Serena smiled shyly at him and took his offered hand. he helped her down the few steps leading to the throne. "Luna" said Serenity as she turned towards the black cat lying on the soft cushion near Serena's throne "yes majesty" both the prince and the Pharaoh were startled when they heard the cat talk.
"Tell the scouts to come to the throne room please," said Serenity "yes" with that Luna walks out the room, moments later four 4 year old's along with Luna walk in. "your majesty," they said as they curtsied before their queen.
"This is Pharaoh Aknamkanon and his son Prince Atem from the kingdom Heliopolis in Egypt on planet Earth," said Serenity. The girls smiled and curtsied, "Your majesty your highness" said the girls Serenity then went on introducing the four young Princesses to their guests.
"These young girls are part of my daughter's court and her guards each are a Princess in their own right, Princess Raye from Mars, a young black haired girl smiled. Princess Ami of Mercury "good day" said Ami. Atem smiled, the slight taller girl is Princess Lita Princess of Jupiter, beside her is the princess Mina of Venus.
"Your highnesses" replied the visiting royal family.
"Now girls while the Pharaoh and I are in a meeting I'd like you along with Luna to accompany Serena as she shows Prince Atem around the kingdom" said Serenity the girls nodded and left with Serena the prince and Luna.
***End of flash back****
Serena smiled, however her happy thought of a time long ago was broken when she heard someone call her name. "Serena" the girl in question sat up and looked to where she heard the voices, only to sigh in disappointment when she saw Darien and the girls waiting by the entrance to the park.
Serena sighed, took one look up at the sky and whispered "where are you now Atem." Before getting up off the ground and walking over to the girls and Darien. "Hey Serena how are you?" asked Amy. Serena did not answer; instead, she just shrugged her shoulders. They all looked at each other, knowing something must be wrong, for Serena not to be her bouncy bubbly self.
Darien walked up to Serena putting his arm around her, shoulders. "You seem down, why don't, we all go to the Fruits Parlor Crown to celebrate your defeat of Galaxica," she shocked everyone when she shook her head, and said "no thanks I'm not in the mood" with that she walked off leaving her friends and love behind looking at her in shock and confusion.
When Serena got home, she did not call her parents she just walked through the door took off her sandals and walked upstairs, to her room; she opened the door to her bedroom, walked in and closed the door behind her. "Serena" the girl looked up and saw her guardian cat Luna curled up on her pillow. "Hello Luna" said Serena. Luna could tell something was off, "Serena what is it?" asked Luna.
Serena did not answer instead she proceeded to walk to her closet Luna continued to watch her charge wondering what could possibly be wrong, Serena slid the closet door across and began rummaging through the top of the shelf in her closet.
Serena frowns trying to find the box that Luna had given to her not long after her memory of being the moon princess was, restored, suddenly she smiled when her fingertips brush the box. With the box in hand Serena pulled it off the shelf, then put her hand on the hand craft Egyptian wood box with the crescent moon symbol crafted in the centre of the lid.
Atem had the box made for her and had given it to Serena 6 months after they met when she and her mother along with the scouts and Luna travailed from the moon to the earth for a business meeting. With the box in hand, Serena turned back around and Luna got her answer as to what was wrong with the young teen.
"Do you remember returning this to me Luna?" asked Serena as she walked over to her bed carefully set the hand craft Egyptian wood box on the bed before climbing onto the bed and sitting cross legged.
"I do," said Luna as she moved from the pillow she was lying on and lay beside Serena, the teen smiled and patted Luna on the head before picking up the box and setting it in her lap. Atem had a box identical to the one he gave Serena but the symbol on the lid was different Atem's symbol was of a golden pyramid, the boxes had two uses one was to store the revived items the other was to send items.
With shaking hands Serena lifted the lid off the box and looked inside, everything that Atem had sent her over the years starting after he gave her the box, was inside, from the letters he sent her, to the painted portraits of them together at festivals in Egypt or photos of them at festivals on the moon. Serena then began lifting things out and looking at them, tears slid down her face, when she saw the photo's painted portraits and letters none of the photo's painted portraits and letters were fade or torn.
Everything looked bran new it was because of the boxes magic kept it in mint condition; Serena felt tears in her eyes as she saw the final letter Atem sent her amongst other letters he had previously sent. Serena reaches for the letter with a shaking hand; with the letter in her hand Serena opens it and begins reading
Happy 10th birthday my dear moon rabbit I am writing to you as I have a few minutes before I must join my soldiers in this war. I am sorry I for bid you to attend my coronation which took place this morning but it was for your own safety, also I' am sorry and saddened I cannot be there with you for your birthday. However, as the new Pharaoh of Heliopolis I cannot, leave Egypt unattended while this war is going, on thank you for the condolence of my father's passing, I miss him dearly yet I cannot wait for our engagement to be official. I know my father would have love to have been with us all when we celebrated and would have gladly walked you down the aisle when we eventually marry for now my sweet moon princess I leave you with a gift and hope to see you once again when this blasted war is over.
All my love
Atem Pharaoh of Heliopolis
However Atem never returned from battle he died defending his kingdom, Luna saw the tears in Serena's eyes, "Oh Serena" said Luna as she climbed up onto Serena's shoulder and offered the only comfort she could she nuzzled into Serena's neck; Serena gulped and let the tears fall. "That was the last letter I received from him," said Serena after a while she gave Luna a smile "thanks Luna."
After reading the letter Serena carefully set the letter down and whipped her eyes that was the hardest day of my young life when I got that letter after being informed by my mother that Atem the newly crown Pharaoh and my dear love had died thought Serena as she continued to look through the box. She was looking in the box and found the painted portrait of her and Atem at the festival of Anubis.
Fifteen year old Atem was holding a smiling 7 year old Serena in his arms bridle style after it was painted Serena had asked if it could be framed her wish was granted. Serena smiled and set the box aside before picking up the framed painted portrait of her and Atem and setting in her lap. "Oh how I miss you," Serena whispered as she ran the tips of her fingers over Atem's face.
Serena then continued to dig through the box; suddenly her fingers touched something cold and metal Serena lifted the object out of the box and gasped in her hand was the Millennium Necklace. Atem sent the Millennium Necklace to her as a gift for her 10th birthday along with the last letter he wrote to her. Serena lays the Necklace in the palm of her hand, and then ran the tips of her fingers over it.
She stared at the necklace for a moment before tying the necklace around her neck she then touched the necklace, gulped, and blinks back the tears she felt willing up in her eyes.
After placing, the necklace around her neck Serena picked up the framed painted portrait of her and Atem from her lap before setting it on her bedside table. Meanwhile down stairs, Ikuko was in the kitchen when she heard a knock on the front door, she left to go answer the door when she opened the door she saw Darien and the girls standing on the porch. "Hello everyone, come on in" said Ikuko as she stepped aside to let them in, they smiled and walked in, "good day girls" said Kenji as he walk into the front entrance from the living room.
"Good day Mr Tsukino" replied the girls.
"Good day sir" said Darien.
Kenji nodded, Ikuko knew why they were here and smiled before saying "she is up in her room" the girls walked up the stairs Darien hesitated however and looked at his girlfriend's father, Kenji smiled and nodded. Darien then followed the girls upstairs; they walked down the hall to her room Darien then knocked on her door.
Inside the room Serena heard a knock on her door, "who is it?" asked Serena "Serena it's us can we come in?" asked Darien, Serena's eyes grew wide as she looked at her most treasured possession then back to the door. Although the girls knew of Atem and what he had meant to Serena Darien did not, she had kept that part of her past from him. Luna jumped off Serena's shoulder "Um just a minute" said Serena; she then carefully began putting everything away. Nevertheless, when she came to the last three items the necklace the painted portrait of herself and Atem at the festival of Anubis as well as Atem's last letter she was hesitant to part with them but did so.
First, she folded the letter back up and put it in the box then placed the framed painted portrait on top of the letter afterwards she untied the necklace and placed it gently atop the framed painted portrait. With the three items safely put away Serena put the lid back on, then stood up and walked back to her closet where she carefully placed the box on the shelf before closing the closet door.
"Come in" said, Serena as she walked back to her bed and sat down, "hello love" said Darien as he opened the door and walked in followed by the girls, "hey" replied Serena as she smiled at them although the smile did not reach her eyes. "You ok?" asked Ami as she was the last to walk in she closed the bedroom door, "no not really" replied Serena, "why what is wrong Serena?" asked Raye "nothing" said Serena.
"Come on love you can tell us" said Darien as he sat down next to her and took her hand, "no I can't anyway you wouldn't be able to help no one can it's gone forever" said Serena, my love is gone. "What's gone?" asked Darien "nothing that concerns you" Serena said harshly they had only been in her company for 5 minutes and already Serena did not want them there.
"Guys I'm not up to having company would you mind leaving please" said Serena, "uh sure girl" said Mina "we'll talk later hey" said Lita, Serena nodded "we are here if you need us" said Raye as she hugged her friend. "Thanks Raye" said Serena "take care Serena we'll see you later on today" said Ami. They each then walked out the door only Darien stayed behind. "Serena what's wrong you're not normally this quite or distant what's happened?" "I asked you to go Darien," said Serena.
Darien sighed and left, back down stairs the girls were talking with Ikuko, "Darien" said Ikuko "what is the matter the girls said Serena had not been herself all day that she has been quite and keeping to herself. Now they say she did not wish to have company" Darien looked at Ikuko and said, "what they said is true." "We are worried about her she has not been acting herself all day," said Amy
"I'm sure she will tell us what is bothering her when she is ready," said Raye, "maybe" said Lita "we better be going" said Mina with that they all walked out the front door. After they left Ikuko and Kenji looked at each other than towards the stairs as they heard footsteps only to see it was their son Sammy. "Was that Serena's friends?" asked Sammy; "yes they were here to see Serena," said Kenji "they did not stay long" said Sammy "no it seems your sister was not up to having company" said Ikuko Sammy nodded and walked off into the kitchen to grab a snack.
While back, up in Serena's room, the young girl lay on her bed the box beside her and was reading over all the letters Atem had sent her some made her laugh those were of the times Atem told her how he use to sneak out of the palace or hide from his tutors when he was around Serena's age. Others made her smile, as they would talk about an up in coming festival or ball that was going to happen on Earth or on the moon and how much he could not wait to see her on those occasions. Luna smiled from where she lades beside Serena.
"Serena it's mum may I come in dear?" asked Ikuko as she knock on Serena's bedroom door Serena began to panic. Mum cannot know of all this I mean for Selene's sake she doesn't even know of my past or that I'm sailor moon if she sees these letter or portraits or photos or anything contained in the box then she going to (A) think I'm nuts. On the other hand (B), ask about things that I know she will never understand.
Serena took a deep breath to calm herself and quickly but carefully began putting the letters back she then put the lid back on and stored the box on the shelf in her closet and slid the door closed. "Alright come in mum," said Serena who by now was sitting on her bed looking out the window, Ikuko opened the door to her daughter's room, "Serena there you are dear" Serena turned and gave her mother a small smile.
"Sweetheart are you all right your friends said you haven't been yourself all day are you feeling well?" asked Ikuko as she came over and sat next to her daughter, "I'm fine mum" said Serena as Luna meowed stretched and walked over to Serena only to lie in her lap. "I gauss I find myself drifting apart from them" said Serena. Ikuko was surprised; "Serena has ether the girls or Darien said or did anything to upset you?" asked Ikuko "no they did not," replied Serena.
"Then why on earth do you find yourself drifting away from friends you've known for 3 years?" asked Ikuko. More like a thousand years thought Serena. "And Darien why is it you feel yourself drifting away from someone you've been with for 3 years?" asked Ikuko. Serena wanted to roll her eyes but reframed from doing so instead thought Again mum more like a thousand years.
"I don't know I just feel like that mum" said Serena, Ikuko gave her daughter a concerned look "well alright then dear how about I bring you up some lunch" said Ikuko as she stood up and walked back to the door but stopped when she heard Serena call out to her, "mum I'm not hungry."
Ikuko stood in the doorway shocked Serena saw the change and thought here we go again why is it that everyone is so damn shocked about my behaviour so what if I'm not that bubbly teen who over indulges herself with food everyday people change but when I change it's like the end of the world. Soon Ikuko got over the shock but called over her shoulder "oh ok dear well I'll just be downstairs" with that she walked out her daughters room closing the door behind her.
As soon as her mother left, Serena flopped on her back grabbed her pillow and screamed into it while thinking I NEED TO GET OUT THIS HOUSE THIS PLACE THIS COUNTY IS SUFFCATING ME I WANNA BE FREE TO BE MYSELF MY TRUE SELF. After her small outburst, Serena put the pillow behind her and sits bolt when she got an idea in her head. "That's it," said Serena "what's it Serena?" asked Luna "I'm going to go find him" said Serena.
"Who?" asked Luna?
"Atem of cause, memories of him have been driving me crazy all day and it is time I find out if he like us was reincarnated," said Serena her blue eyes hardening with determination. "Serena we don't know if he was, reincarnated, he died 1000 years ago when you were 10 on EARTH way before the moon war," said Luna. Serena turned to her guardian and said through clench teeth and anger in her eyes, "yes Luna I know I was informed of his death by my mother no less REMEMBER."
Luna sighed, "Yes I remember, but Serena where in the world are you going to start searching for him IF he has indeed been reborn into THIS life?" asked Luna. Serena smiled "his home County."
"Egypt you are going to search Egypt for him?" asked Luna Serena shook her head and laughed, "Luna it would take another life time to search all of Egypt no I'm going to Ciao" Luna looked at her "why Cairo."
I learned in history class that where Cairo is now also used to be the kingdom of Heliopolis "said Serena," how long you think it will take to find him?" asked Luna "I don't know why?" asked Severus. "Well I was just wondering when you'll be coming back" Serena stared at her cat as if she had two heads. "Luna if I can I'll be leaving for Egypt tonight and I'm not coming back I'm moving there."
Luna was flabbergasted, "moving….there…Serena…. you …can't…your…the leader…of the….scouts…you cannot….go…and…live…in another county," Serena just looked at her. "Luna I'm NOT the leader that title rightfully belongs to Mina as she was the original leader before you made YOUR Princess into a sailor scout Mina is taking over and I will take my rightful place as a ruler. NOW if you'll excuse me I have a plane to book" with that, Serena turned and walked out of her room leaving behind a stunned Luna.
Serena walked down the hall then down the stairs and into the kitchen and over to the hand held phone, "I'm going to be making a phone call be back down soon," said Serene who turned and walked back upstairs. Once in her room Serena walked over and sat down on the bed, then dialled the number for the new Tokyo international airport.
After spending 15 minutes or so on the phone, booking her flight for 10:00 tonight Serena looked at her cloak and saw it was 4:00pm, then went about packing up everything but her bed and vanity she put her clothes and toiletries in the suitcase . Then packed her other important things like photos albums of family and her broach along with the most valuable thing she owned her handcrafted wooden box into a carryon bag. With everything, packed aside from photo albums of her and the girls with Darien even the photo of her and Darien she left behind. Once she had packed everything she thought she needed Serena lounged around her room for the next few hours until her mother called her down for dinner at 8:00. Serena made her way down stairs and into the kitchen, taking her seat at the table Ikuko brought the dinner over and sat down, drawing dinner Serena sat and ate her food quietly not saying a word. Part of her was excited for this new adventure but also saddened by leaving her family behind. Therefore, after dinner she spent half an hour with her family enjoys some games until she retired to bed at 8:30. Serena woke a half an hour, at 9:00pm changed into a pair of shorts and a top, before grabbing a pen and some paper, and wrote a letter to her family.
Dear Mum dad and Sammy
So much has happened over this last month that I can no longer stay in japan that's is why I've decide to move to Egypt, I have always loved the county and have wondered what it will be like to live there. I know I'm young only 16 but this is what I want I hope you can understand I love you all and please dont tell the girls, and Darien just let the girls know to tell mina she is the true one they will know what I'm speaking of. I hope to contact you once I settle in I love you
With the letter, finished Serena folded it in half and stood up she then walked over to her carry-on bag and unzipped it. Once done Serena lifted the lid of her hand-crafted box, picked out the Millennium Necklace, tied it around her neck before putting the lid back on and putting the box back in the carry-on bag, and zipped it back up again. Serena then stood up put the letter in her back pocket, then smiled down at the still sleeping Luna, "goodbye my dear, dear friend" Serena whispered.
With her goodbye done with, Serena put her carry on over her shoulder before grabbing her suite case, and walking out of her room and down the hall, she then made her way down the stairs and into the kitchen to grab the phone and called a taxi.
After making the call Serena hung up then took the letter from her back pocket and left it on the table before walking out of the house locking the door behind her, what a beautiful night to go home thought Serena as she waited for the taxi. 15 minutes later the taxi pulled up Serena took one look back at her home, goodbye Serena thought before putting her suitcase in the boot closing the boot and getting into the taxi. "Where to?" asked the driver, "new Tokyo international airport, please" said Serena the driver nodded and drove off.
****new Tokyo international airport****
The taxi pulled up Serena gave him the cab fee and got out with her suite case in hand, Serena took a deep breath here we go she thought before entering the airport and making her way over to buy her ticket. "Yes may I help you?" asked the ticket lady, Serena smiled "May have one ticket to Cairo Egypt please?" asked Serena, the woman handed the ticket over after Serena showed her the passport. Then Serena paid for the ticket "ok that will be gate A 18" Serena made her way through all the security stops, before going to exchange her japan money to Egyptian money. Then after the exchange, Serena then made her way to gate A 18, and sat down in the waiting area, then at 10:00 the call for Serena's plane came over the loud speaker, "passengers boarding for Egypt please board now."
With a smile on her face Serena walked over to the gate showed the woman her ticket and got her lugged checked, once her bags were checked, the young teen made her long walk down the tunnel to the plane. When Serena boarded the plane, she walked the aisle until she found her seat with a smile to the couple next to her Serena unlatched the compartment above her head and found it was empty.
Therefore, she lifted her suite case with great difficulty until the man in the seat in front of her stood up, "allow, me." Poor Serena did not understand what the man meant, as she could not understand him for he was talking English the only langue she was good at and could speak fluently was her native Japanese and Egyptian, as Atem had taught her how to speak the ancient langue drawing their time together.
The man pointed to her bags then to the overhead locker, Serena smiled and nodded, the man then picked up her suitcase and put it in the locker then placed her carry-on bag with her suite case and closed it. Serena smiled her thanks and took her seat, which was by the window next to the man's companion, Serena strapped herself in and lent back against the seat looking out the window.
Just then Serena felt the plan take off, she settled herself in the seat leaning back into the chair with a smile on her face, ready for the long flight back, to her TRUE home.
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Finished update on 1/6/2012