Disclaimer: Sailormoon is the property of Takeuchi Naoko, Kodansha and Toei Animation. All characters, settings etc. are used without permission. This is a fanfiction of Sailor Moon, for my interest in the KunZoi pair, and I promise that there is definitely neither illegal nor financial purpose.

Theme challenge: Morning.

The story:

It was Kunzite's habit to kiss his sleeping beauty in his arms in the morning before getting up. He had done the same thing for years, whether the copper-haired boy was awake or not. The only thing that might change was their position of kissing, if time the kiss last was not counted. It was one of the secret agreements of this pair of lovers even since the period of Elysium Kingdom.

When Kunzite was suddenly waken up by nightmare, he tightened his arms before he got his consciousness. The silver-haired tennou opened his eyes when he felt completely empty inside his arms, and after a few minutes' daze he finally remembered that he was holding nothing but cold night air.

Zoisite was once by his side, in his arms. He was hit fiercely by their queen before at last stopped breathing in the embrace of his lover, in the floating rose petals. It was not only a nightmare, but also a suffering happened one day before. Queen Beryl killed Zoisite, whose last wish was to die beautifully.

However beautiful the memory was, it would not become reality. Kunzite could even not feel his own tears, even if they had coursed down his cheeks.

"Zoisite, if I were not able to take you back, please…"

Kunzite grasped the photo, which was the only thing that emerald-eyed boy left to him. Kunzite tried to hide his tears deeply in the bottom of his heart before printed a quivering kiss on Zoisite's lips on the photo with his own icy cold lips.

Just like he used to do in the morning before.

"Please…take me to the place your soul rests!"