A/N: I was going to write TOBITF's next chapter but an idea formed and wouldn't leave me alone. Next thing I know, I have kingdoms built inside my head with winged horses, wild stallions, phoenix, hippocampus, magical doves and crows and hippogriff! My first ever attempt at medieval fantasy!

(Standard disclaimer: I do not own any of the Sailor Moon characters. All characters belong to Naoko Takeuchi.)


Ever After

Summary:

Medieval fantasy set in an alternate universe Silver Millennium. Betrothed since childhood, follow Endymion, Serenity and their friends through their enchanting journey filled with magical creatures as they grew and laughed, fought and cried and forged eternal bonds of friendship and in the face of formidable enemies and obstacles, discovered love destined to remain... 'Ever After'


Prologue

Long, long ago, in a time of magic, sorcery and enchantments, allegiances between kingdoms and planets were forged and broken through marriages and trades. The universe was divided into several alliances, two of which, more significant than others.

Earth was divided into five different kingdoms: the Northern, Eastern, Western, Southern and the Middle Kingdoms. Together, these kingdoms formed the Golden Alliance whilst the Silver Alliance consisted of the Moon and Sun Kingdoms and the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Pluto.

The Silver Alliance was ruled by the Moon Kingdom whose powerful ruler, Queen Selenity married the ruler of the Sun Kingdom, King Solarius. They were blessed with a son, Prince Jadeite who would one day grow to inherit the Sun Kingdom from his father and a daughter, Princess Serenity, destined to not only take over as ruler of the Moon Kingdom, but also as sovereign to all the Kingdoms under the Silver Alliance.

The Kingdoms of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury, known as the inner circle of the Silver Alliance, each pledged their first born princess as companions and guardians to Princess Serenity. The Kingdoms of Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Pluto made up the outer circle of the Silver Alliance. Their crown princesses, legendary Senshi warriors of their own respective planets, took up the responsibility of protecting the Moon Kingdom from outside threats. The populations of the Silver Alliance were long lived. However, so powerful were the Outer Senshi, there were even rumours that they were in fact, immortal.

The Golden Alliance though only consisted of Kingdoms from the planet Earth, contained riches and natural resources that almost rivalled that of the Silver Alliance. Their population, due to the human's greater ability to reproduce, were substantially greater. Unfortunately, this alliance was not as strong since Kingdoms in the Golden Alliance tended to fight for individual gain and dominance and a few of these kingdoms were constantly at war with one another. The Eastern and the Northern Kingdom however, swore fealty to the strongest kingdom in the Golden Alliance, the Middle Kingdom. In fact, The Crown Prince of the Eastern Kingdom, Prince Nephrite and the Crown Prince of the Northern Kingdom, Prince Kunzite were sworn to protect the Crown Prince of the Middle Kingdom, Prince Endymion, trained to become his guardians.

The main reason the Middle Kingdom was the strongest kingdom on Earth was because it was also partially part of the Silver Alliance as its ruler King Damien married Queen Aletheia who was the Princess of Mars, one of the former guardians of Queen Selenity. Hence, even though Princess Reinelle is a princess of the Middle Kingdom of Earth, since the Mars royal family who was currently ruled by her uncle, had no other princesses, she was promised as one of Princess Serenity's guardians which in turn put the Middle Kingdom of Earth under the protection of the Silver Alliance as well as the Gold Alliance much to the indignance of the Southern and Western Kingdom of Earth who feared that the balance of power will shift further away from their grasps.

To further strengthen their alliance, betrothals were arranged between the Crown Prince of the Sun, Prince Jadeite with the Princess Reinelle of Earth's Middle Kingdom and between Prince Endymion, the Crown Prince of Earth's Middle Kingdom to the Crown Princess of the Moon and future ruler of the Silver Alliance, Princess Serenity.

Our story began when Endymion and Jadeite turned seven years old and their future betrothed, Serenity and Reinelle turned six months old and ten months old respectively.

In the end...Eternal bonds of friendship will persevere and everlasting love will endure.

Along the way...Allegiances will shift. Jealousy will rise. War will be waged. Blood and tears will be shed. Lives will be lost. Loyalty will be tested.

But in the beginning...Our story commenced with their betrothals...


Character Index

Prince Endymion: Crown Prince of the Middle Kingdom of Earth. Parents: King Damien & Queen Aletheia (of Mars). Sibling: Princess Reinelle. Appearance: Raven haired, deep blue eyes, tanned complexion. Age: Same as Princes Jadeite & Zoicite, 3 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 4 years older than Princesses Minnette & Lilita, 7 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Nickname: Endy. Pet(s): Thor (Black Stallion), Noctis (Tigra)

Prince Jadeite: Crown Prince of the Sun. Parents: King Solarius (of the Sun) & Queen Selenity (of the Moon). Sibling: Princess Serenity. Appearance: Golden-blond hair, sky blue eyes, Fair complexion. Age: Same as Princes Endymion & Zoicite, 3 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 4 years older than Princesses Minnette & Lilita, 7 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Nickname: Jed. Pet(s): Zeus (White Stallion), Eos (Tigri), Fotia (Phoenix)

Princess Serenity: Crown Princess of the Moon. Parents: King Solarius (of the Sun) & Queen Selenity (of the Moon). Sibling: Prince Jadeite. Appearance: Silver-gold hair, sky blue eyes, fair complexion. Age: Same as Princesses Amelia & Reinelle, 10 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 7 years younger than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 3 years younger than Princesses Minnette & Lilita. Nickname: Sere. Pet(s): Aurora (Winged White Mare), Snow (Tigri), Shadow (Tigra)

Princess Reinelle: Princess of the Middle Kingdom of Earth (and Mars). Parents: King Damien & Queen Aletheia (of Mars). Sibling: Prince Endymion. Appearance: Raven haired, amethyst eyes, tanned complexion. Age: Same as Princesses Serenity & Amelia, 10 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 7 years younger than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 3 years younger than Princesses Minnette & Lilita. Nickname: Rei. Pet(s): Nyx (Black Mare), Phobos & Deimos (Magical Crows)

Princess Minnette: Crown Princess of Venus. Parents: King Ares & Queen Aphrodite. Sibling: None. Appearance: Honey-blond hair, electric blue eyes, fair. Age: Same as Princesses Lilita. 4 years younger than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 7 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 3 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Nickname: Mina. Pet(s): Pegasus (Winged White Stallion), Philotes & Neikos (Magical Doves)

Princess Amelia: Crown Princess of Mercury. Parents: King Pontus & Queen Athena. Sibling: None. Appearance: Dark blue hair, azure blue eyes, tanned complexion. Age: Same as Princesses Serenity & Reinelle, 10 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 7 years younger than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 3 years younger than Princesses Minnette & Lilita. Nickname: Amy. Pet(s): Anemoi (Palomino Mare), Salacia (Hippocampus)

Princess Lilita: Crown Princess of Jupiter. Parents: King Galilean & Queen Bellona. Sibling: None. Appearance: Brunette, emerald green eyes, tanned complexion. Age: Same as Princesses Minnette. 4 years younger than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 7 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 3 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Nickname: Lita. Pet(s): Xena (Dark Chestnut Mare), Callisto (Griffin), Calypso (Female Wolf)

Prince Kunzite: Crown Prince of the Northern Kingdom of Earth. Parents: King Albite & Queen Thalassa. Sibling: Prince Zoicite. Appearance: Long silver-white hair, grey-blue eyes, tanned complexion. Age: Same as Prince Nephrite, 3 years older than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 7 years older than Princesses Minnette & Lilita, 10 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Nickname: Kunz. Pet(s): Arion (Grey Stallion), Astrapi (Peregrine Falcon)

Prince Zoicite: Prince of the Northern Kingdom of Earth. Parents: King Albite & Queen Thalassa. Sibling: Prince Kunzite. Appearance: Strawberry-blond hair, grey-green eyes, tanned complexion. Age: Same as Princes Endymion & Jadeite, 3 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Prince Nephrite, 4 years older than Princesses Minnette & Lilita, 7 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Nickname: Zoi. Pet(s): Avra (Palomino Stallion), Nero (Hippogriff)

Prince Nephrite: Crown Prince of the Eastern Kingdom of Earth. Parents: King Erobus & Queen Hemera. Sibling: None. Appearance: Long dark brown hair, sapphire blue eyes, tanned complexion. Age: Same as Prince Kunzite, 3 years older than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 7 years older than Princesses Minnette & Lilita, 10 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Nickname: Neph. Pet(s): Heracles (Dark Chestnut Stallion), Orion (Male Wolf)

Princess Beryl: Crown Princess of the Western Kingdom of Earth. Parents: King Ouren & Queen Gaia. Sibling: None. Appearance: Wavy red hair, orange-brown eyes, tanned complexion. Age: 2 years older than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, A year younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 6 years older than Princesses Minnette & Lilita, 9 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Pet(s): Maleficent (Drakon), Medusa & Nagini (Twin Serpents)

Prince Diamond: Crown Prince of the Southern Kingdom of Earth. Parents: King Platt & Queen Metalia. Sibling: Prince Sapphire & Princess Emerald (Twins,
2 years younger). Appearance: Silver hair, diamond blue eyes, tanned compexion. Age: A year older than Princes Endymion, Jadeite & Zoicite, 2 years younger than Princes Kunzite & Nephrite, 5 years older than Princesses Minnette & Lilita, 8 years older than Princesses Serenity, Amelia & Reinelle. Pet(s): Iremia (Caladrius: Snow white, healing bird. Iremia is Greek for Serenity), Agrius & Oreius (Twin White Bears)


Posted on fanfiction: 30 September 2014

A/N: In all my stories, I always write my last chapter first. That way I have a destination for my characters' journey. This is not the case for this story. I don't have a last chapter to write towards (as yet) but I can see the world quite clearly in my head. The pets and names listed above are mostly derived from myths and fairytales with the exception of the Tigri and Tigra which are tiger-like creatures (duh!) derived directly from my imagination.

Chapter 1 (I think) will be titled The Betrothals where we'll see little Endy & Jed meet baby Sere & Rei. I'm quite excited to write it and looking forward to see if any of you are interested as well. So, do review and let me know what you think. It would mean so much.