|The Only Blonde in the Family
Author: missscatterbrain325 PM
Beryl defeated. Everyone reborn. Senshi&Shitennou have their memories & dating each other. With no memories of the past, D&S are back to fighting like cats&dogs. Whilst the Senshi&Shitennou try to get their leaders together, they were joined by ebony haired 8 years old twin boys & 4 years old twin girls from the future: Darren, Darryl, Sara & Suri Shields, making Serena...TOBITFRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Usagi T./Serena/Bunny/Sailor Moon & Mamoru C./Darien S./Tuxedo Kamen - Chapters: 15 - Words: 48,621 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 05-10-13 - Published: 01-26-13 - id: 8947964
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A/N: Thanks to everyone who viewed, favourite, followed this story and took the time to review the previous chapter. Just for the record, I only asked if I should continue, because it's hard to judge one's own work. Writing takes time and energy and I don't want to waste either doing something unworthy. And what do you know, THIS has now become my longest chapter! That said, on with my response to your comments:
Freakblueangel: Thank you! For you, for now...:) smfanf4ever72: Your review made me smile a mile wide! He is isn't he? I don't know how else to write him with the girls! :) CherrySerenity-sama: LOL; well, they ARE Serena's daughter! (wink) Guest(2): Darien losing his mind doesn't happen often does it? Well, hopefully, we'll see more of it in my fic! Guest(1)&(3): Thanks for taking the time to review! Moonprincess998: LOL...glad you think so! More like I'm in a bind trying to make their excuse plausible enough! Paramecio: Thanks! Not too many cliffy, eh? LoveInTheBattleField: Thanks! Here is Chapter 4! Kbtjmandy: I'm glad. You'll find out in this chapter and the twins will be with each other again in chapter 6! :) Nickybluejess: Thanks! Both for the review, and the support! ;) Mariet: lol. Thanks for reviewing this time then! :) bunny88rosemagic: That's telling me! LOL. I'll try then! It's not really the review/view though. I've never written before, and it is rather time consuming. I just don't want to be putting in so much time/effort into something that's not any good at all. It's hard to be objective about your own work, that's why I asked if I should continue. I'm glad you like it though. Thanks!
Telepathic communications / thoughts are in Italics.
(Standard disclaimer: I do not own any of the Sailor Moon characters. All characters belong to Naoko Takeuchi.)
Chapter 4: Mini Dariens
Lita's House (25 minutes or so after the events of Chapter 2)
The living room was quiet. Four young women, two little boys, each were studying one another.
Amy Mitchell stood with her back to the window. The last lights of the evening haloed around her dark blue hair. Her deep blue eyes down casted towards her minicomputer, her hands typing away on its screen, intent on solving the puzzle in front of her.
Lita King sat on the sofa. Detransformed, she wore a long flowered skirt that reached almost to her bare feet. Her emerald green eyes regarding the two little boys warily as she pushed back her brown curls behind her ears.
Mina Andrews sat perched on the arm of a chair as if she would spring up into action at the sound of a bell only she could hear. Her blue eyes alert, her very stance screamed vigilance, befitting that of the Senshi leader that she is.
Raye Hines sat moodily on the stone hearth for one minute, chin on her hands, brooding, before jumping up to stand poker straight with the fire behind her, looking every bit the Scout of fire she is.
The two little boys causing the tension in each Scout stood together, shoulder to shoulder, at the centre of the room, giving every bit the appearance of being calm, something else they inherited from their father besides his intellect. Inside, a quivering mass of panic was quickly rising up.
Darren: We are in big trouble!
Darryl: I wish we have Luna P with us!
Darren: I wish we have Mom with us...
Both boys' lips trembled slightly at the thought of their mother. How they wished to be home in her arms right now!
Lita's eyes softened. She had noticed the slight tremble in the boys' lips. Raye frowned. She felt a kinship of some sort to these boys. Completely unaware, the boys continued their silent conversation.
Darryl: Remember what Dad said? We don't have Luna P with us, but we can tell them what Dad said we should!
Darren: We can't
call them Aunties. I won't forget this time! They'll get suspicious.
Darryl: Agreed! Let's just call them by their names. No point in pretending we don't know them at this point.
Amy gasped from a reading in her minicomputer. Her head turned abruptly, looking from one boy to the other.
"The two of you are communicating telepathically!" She said, almost accusingly.
"Of course, I should've figured it out sooner. It's a very similar pattern to when the Generals do it" She continued thoughtfully, berating herself slightly.
"We can't tell you everything. We are not allowed to." Darryl decided to speak up.
"We'll tell you what we can though..." Darren continued, almost pleadingly.
Mina pouted. Amy frowned. Her scan had just shown something quite impossible. But before she could say anything, Mina beat her to it.
"Let's start with your names." She said.
"I'm Darryl. This is my twin brother Darren." Darryl said, much too solemn for his 8 years old.
"And you're Mina," Darren continued. He turned towards Raye, nodding slightly "You are Raye" he continued smoothly.
Darryl took over, "You're Lita" he tilted his head towards Lita before turning to Amy, "And you're Amy"
At this, Amy responded,
"My scanner says that you don't exist." She said contemplatively.
"What does that mean Ames?" Mina asked somewhat calmly.
"Of course they exist! They're right here. We can see them and touch them!" Lita protested at the same time.
"No, Amy is right. My senses say that they don't belong here. Did you come from another world? An alternate universe or reality, perhaps? Raye turned from Lita to the boys.
When her eyes made contact with the eyes of one of the boys, her stomach jolted. Familiar eyes. I have seen these eyes before. I have seen this face before. But where? When? She thought, frustrated by her unclear senses.
"We will answer what we can. But we are not sure if we can answer your question." Darren said looking at Raye.
"What do you mean, you're not sure?" Lita asked, confused.
"When the four of us were sent here, we were told to find you and the Generals but were..."
Four simultaneous gasps can be heard at the mention of the Generals.
Unperturbed, Darren continued, "...warned not to say too much about where we came from."
"You said there were four of you?" Amy asked, not missing a thing.
"Yes, our little sisters, Sara and Suri were with us. We got separated in the t..." Darryl caught himself in time. "We need your help to find them. They're only four years old." Darren inserted.
"Four years old? Sara and Suri...another set of twin?" Mina asked, making the connection.
Talking about their little sisters brought their worries to the front of their minds once again and once again, both boys' lips trembled slightly. They could only nod absently, not trusting their voice to answer out loud.
"That's it! We are moving to the kitchen and everyone's helping me make dinner. We'll talk more over dinner! Lita said decisively, her protective nature making its way forward.
Within the hour, everyone was seated at the dining table, each with a healthy helping of spaghetti in the plate in front of them.
Under the more relaxed environment in the kitchen awhile ago, the boys told the girls about Sara and Suri and Amy had texted Zachary to let the Generals know that they had survived the afternoon battle with no harm. They had decided to wait before telling the Generals about the boys and the demoniaques. Because Kevin was supposed to be headed to Vancouver the following morning, Mina thought it best to wait until his return, in three days, to let the Generals in on the situation. In the mean time, they could try and find the little girls. So, Amy also told Zachary that they needed some 'girl time' for the next three days, to avoid unwanted questions. They also decided everyone will stay the night at Lita's house but that the children will go to stay at Raye's house starting tomorrow, since they all have school and Lita lived alone while both Amy and Mina still lived with their parent(s). This way, Raye's grandfather can keep an eye on the little boys while they go to school and they can help him with chores around the place. The boys won't be alone and enquiring parents can be avoided. Problem solved!
When the boys confirmed that they are here to stay for a while and that they are here to stay with them, Mina called her agent and manager and instructed them to take care of the boys' enrolment into a primary school starting the following week. Life sure was easy when you're a teen idol!
Now at the dining table, the boys on to their second helpings of spaghetti, Mina expectedly turned the conversation to more pertinent matters.
"You said you were sent to find us and the Generals." She began. "Who sent you?"
Darryl swallowed before answering, "Our parents did."
"Your parents? Do we know them? Who are they? Why did they send you to find us? Why didn't they come themselves?" Apparently the answer only brought more questions forward.
"Yes. Yes. We don't know if we can tell you who they are. To tell you that Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask must be reawakened but they must regain their past memories on their own and that demoniaques can only be destroyed by the power of the silver crystal and the golden crystal together. Our parents couldn't come themselves because...they have to protect everyone else." Darren answered all the questions in the order they were asked.
"You forgot we are also supposed to tell them that we needed to be trained to wield the silver and the golden crystal properly" Darryl said into the silence that permeated his twin's revelation.
"Right" Darren nodded agreeing with his twin, helping himself to a third helping of spaghetti. Darryl followed suit, unaware or unaffected by the Scout's shocked countenance.
Lita's eyes narrowed. The back of her mind was trying to tell her something. Something familiar with the boys' appetite and the focused way they ate, full of gusto, like they are on a mission. When her eyes locked with Darren's, her breath caught in her throat. Very familiar cerulean blue eyes!
"Serena" the name came out of her mouth in a quiet whisper.
Next to her, Raye stiffened. She herself had just realised why the boys look so familiar to her. They look just like Darien but with Serena's eyes!
Trying to stay calm, Mina continued her interrogation. "You know of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask?" she asked.
"We grew up with stories of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask." Darryl answered nonchalantly.
"But we've never seen either of them in action." Darren continued.
Deciding to forgo the topic of her sovereigns for the moment, Mina continued "You both are bearers of the silver crystal and the golden crystal? How is that possible?" she asked.
"Well our parents are bearers of the silver crystal and the golden crystal. Sara and I hold the silver crystal." said Darryl in answer.
"Suri and I hold the golden crystal" Darren continued before yawning.
The girls glanced at one another, shock still evident in their faces. Still, they came to an understanding.
"Are you boys done? Ready to turn it for the night? We can continue this discussion tomorrow, when we get back from school." Lita said kindly.
At the boy's nod, she and Mina got up to show the boys to the spare bedroom and get them ready for bed whilst Amy and Raye cleared the table.
Lita's Living Room (After the boys had gone to bed)
Mina got off the phone with her manager for the second time that day. When she saw the boys only had a change of night time and day time clothes each, she had been appalled and had called her manager to arrange for the boys' wardrobe. Did I mention that life was easy that way when you're a teen idol?!
"I don't think they're from an alternate world anymore, you guys are gonna think I'm crazy, but...I think...they are...from the future." Raye said hesitatingly.
"They look just like him. They have her eyes." She went on, trying to convince the other Senshi that she's not losing her mind.
"They eat the way she does. And they carry themselves the way he does." Lita added.
"And they hold the silver crystal and the golden crystal. Their parents hold the silver crystal and golden crystal." Mina piped in.
"Is it even possible? Time travel? Maybe a parallel universe with a different reality? Have we been watching too much TV?" Lita asked frustrated.
Amy finally broke her silence. "Trista's been missing for the last few days. None of us have been able to get in touch with her. Not even when Taru got so sick with the fever yesterday. The only time Trista can't be reached is when..."
"...she's called to the time gate." four voices said together.
The Park (3 days later)
Sitting down on a bench Serena closed her eyes, completely lost in her thoughts. The evening breeze teased her long blonde pigtails, fashioned into...for lack of a better word...odangoes.
A few male passerby and joggers stopped in their tracks at the sight of her. Some stared, others tried to get her attention. Serena was oblivious to all. Her mind was preoccupied with something else, or rather, 'someone' else. Of course she wouldn't have noticed otherwise either.
Serena Taylor is easily the most beautiful girl in her school and that is saying a lot since she and her best friends all went to the same school and they are all exceptionally beautiful. She is also the most popular girl in her school, along with her cousin Mina. The male population notices her due to her beauty. The females that started out envying or hating her find themselves unable to hold their grudges at her first smile. It is not that Serena is much more physically beautiful than her friends. What made her more beautiful are her innate kindness and an aura of innocence and fragility which contradicts or rather, compliments her cheerfulness and enthusiasm.
However, the thoughts that are currently running through her mind are neither kind nor innocent. They are not cheerful or enthusiastic either. The girl is seething with rage and frustration. Where the hell is he? I haven't seen him in 4 days! Why won't the guys tell me where he is?! (Yup! The Generals and Andrew have decided against telling Serena the whereabouts of a certain black haired 'Jerk' in the hopes that absence will make the heart grows fonder! Might as well kill two birds with one stone, the Generals had thought).
It's not that I miss him. I don't! I do not miss the Jerk! He's an 'Ass, 'Mr Zero Personality', 'a pain in my backside', 'Prick', I do not miss him! It's just that he's the only one I get to be mean to...Yup! That must be it! Urgh! I can't stand not knowing! Is he hurt? Is he okay? For a moment her stomach tightened at the thought of her Jerk lying in some secluded hospital, dying. She sighed. I hope he's okay. God, I shouldn't even care! The guy can't even disappear right. He can't even disappear without upsetting me! Jerk!
She gave another sigh and resolutely turned her focus away from the 'Jerk'. Unfortunately, her mind wondered to another matter plaguing her. And what's up with the girls? Why are they avoiding me? I just know they are! She mused dejectedly.
Serena, for all her failed tests and klutz attacks, has an innate ability to read people. No, no special powers, just her as plain old Meatball Head. It's not just her undiscriminating kindness that endeared her to everyone, not even just that and her willingness to see the good in everyone. But also her ability to know what is needed to cheer someone up be it by acting childish, listening quietly or a simple hug.
So, it is this uncanny ability to read people that told her that the people closest to her are hiding something from her. And I haven't even seen Darien at all this week. She ran her hand through her hair with disgust when her thoughts once again turned to her nemesis.
When Serena finally stood from the bench, the sun was behind her. She felt drained and empty and very tired. But she's determined to at least work out one of her worries. Resolutely, she walked towards Raye's house.
Raye's House (15 minutes later)
Darren sat with Amy on the sofa, helping her configure her minicomputer to find his sisters under the watchful eyes of Raye. Darryl was sitting on the floor, answering Mina and Lita on all he knew about Demoniaques, which fortunately being a boy, is a subject of much interest to him before. From the conversations of his parents, uncles, aunties and mostly his cousins back home, he knew quite a bit about Demoniaques.
Suddenly though, both boys stopped talking. A familiar feeling seeped in. A familiar presence. Both boys looked up to stare at the vision standing in the doorway, their eyes suddenly filling with tears.
Well, they are only 8 years old. Smarter and more mature than most 8 years old, but still, children yet they remained. As such, the sight of their mother, albeit the younger version of their mother, filled their young hearts with a sudden homesickness.
"Mom" both unconsciously uttered quietly.
Too quietly for anyone but Amy and Mina who were each right next to them to hear. Even with their earlier suspicions, both young ladies stiffened at having it confirmed.
Serena unconsciously put a hand to her heart, the other rubbing her tired eyes. I must be dreaming! Thinking about the 'Jerk' has even made me see double of him. Oh my god! I'm seeing double mini Dariens! Panicking, she started slapping her face.
"Serena! Serena! Stop! What are you doing?!" Lita grabbed both her hands.
"I'm not dreaming?" Serena asked disbelievingly.
"Sheesh! Meatball Head!" Raye grumbled, pinching Serena's arm hard.
"Owww!" Serena pushed Raye's fingers away, rubbing at her arm.
"Still think you're dreaming?" Raye smirked.
"Who are the boys? Are they the reason you girls have been hiding away from me?" Serena demanded, folding her arms across her stomach, hurt clearly visible on her face.
Before any of the girls could answer, Darryl lightly tugged the sleeve of Serena's blouse to get her attention. "I'm Darryl and this is my twin brother Darren." He said. His voice husky with unshed tears.
"It's really good to finally meet you...M...Serena" Darren said, voice caught in his throat.
Both boys gave a slight bow. Serena was completely charmed.
"Hello Darryl. Hello Darren. It's nice to meet you too." She said kindly to the children.
Somehow she felt drawn to the little boys and her protective instinct flared immediately at the obvious vulnerability she saw in both boys' eyes.
"Unfortunately," she glanced sharply at her friends, "my friends here have kept me completely in the dark about your existence." She said, disgruntled.
Mina and Amy visibly flinched. Lita winced. Raye, well, Raye is Raye, and she remained unruffled.
"It's not that we didn't want to tell you Rena," Mina said pleadingly.
"We were...distracted is all," Ami tried to appease in her soft gentle voice.
"And you have to finish packing for this weekend and that's three days away," Lita cajoled.
"And that big test that counts for the final is two days away" Amy added.
"We didn't want to distract you. So suck it up Meatball Head! You know it's in your best interest. Your dad is never gonna let you move if you fail the test!" Raye said grumpily, hoping to dissuade Serena from the fact that they had been hiding from her for the last three days.
It might not have worked if not for the two boys who had each instinctively held on to one of her arm, unconsciously hanging on to her, not wanting to let her go.
Serena instinctively crouched down and gave each boy a hug.
"Wanna tell me how you rugrats end up with this bunch of misfits?" She asked conspiratorially rolling her eyes towards her friends.
Darren and Darryl chuckled. "We lost our sisters and they are trying to find them for us." Darren informed cryptically.
Darryl nodded in agreement.
Serena frowned. "What about your parents?" she asked worriedly.
Everyone shifted uncomfortably.
Just then three loud grumbles can be heard coming from Serena and the twins. Each had an identical sheepish expression on their face for the identical noise that came from their stomach.
Raye laughed and Mina took the cue to change the subject.
"How about we all go to the arcade and get some dinner?" she suggested.
The other girls quickly agreed.
The Arcade (20 minutes later)
Eleven adults, four children stared at each other. Jaws hanged, mouths agape, eyes wide...
Posted on fanfiction: 04 February 2013
A/N: So how was it? Okay? Not okay? Let me know! :) For my Chapter 5, I thought it'd be interesting to see the mix of Jason's playfulness, Zachary's gentleness and awkwardness, Kevin's solemnest and empathy and Nathan's paternal ways in dealing with our little princesses. Hence, the creation of: Generals & 2 Little Girls which unfortunately is only halfway done. I'll try and get it up by end of the week but no promises!