DISCLAIMER: Neither DBZ nor Sailor Moon or any of the characters are owned by me. They're owned by greedy old men without families. Blah.
NOTES: This fanfic takes place after Sailor Moon Super S (in Sailor Moon's world) and after Trunks returns to the future after the Cell Saga (in DBZ's world).
Serena, Ami, Rei, Lita, and Mina walked out of their school and headed down the streets to Rei's temple.
"Geez, high school is hard..." Serena whined. "I had three tests today! I bet I failed them all!"
"It's okay, Serena!" Ami said. "I'm sure you did well. None of the tests I took were very hard..."
"Well, duh," Serena said, sticking out her tongue. "You're smart, and you study all the time!"
"I got to bake my special fruit cookies today in home ec," Lita said. "I think I have a few left over!"
"Great!" Rei said. "We can eat them when we get to the temple!"
"Ugh, I have so much homework..." Mina said, struggling to carry a large pile of books. "How about you guys?"
"I did my homework in class, but I'll probably be studying all night," Ami said. "I've been so stressed out lately..."
"Then stop studying," Serena said. "I never study, and I do just fine!"
"Yeah, except when you're grounded for scoring 20s and 30s on your tests," Rei said.
"Shut up, Rei!" Serena yelled.
"Guys, you need to stop fighting," Ami said.
"Ami's right, you guys," Lita said. "Let's just go to the temple and eat cookies and do homework, okay?"
Suddenly, a large plume of smoke appeared, coming from a large plume of trees behind some nearby buildings. Then, there was a large explosion.
"Guys, trouble!" Rei yelled. The girls ran behind a small house and looked around.
"No one here," Serena said. "Let's do it!"
The girls transformed into the beautiful magical warriors, the Sailor Senshi. Then, they ran toward the large plume of smoke to see what was going on.
A few blocks away, in a small park, two beings were standing near the source of the smoke and explosion. One of them was a beautiful woman, floating above a large crater. She had long, curly light blue hair. A crystal tiara was on her head, and she wore a black and blue sorceress' dress with many jewels encrusted in it. She wore blue crystal shoes with high heels. Standing in the middle of the crater was a monstrous being with seven spikes coming from its shoulders and upper back. The creature was almost entirely white, and human-like in appearance. The creature began to laugh.
"That'll show those pathetic Earthlings not to mess with us," the creature said in a deep-sounding voice.
"That was great, Spectralis!" the woman shrieked. "Do it again! Do it again!"
"Alright!" Spectralis (the monster) said. One of the spikes on Spectralis' back began to glow red.
"Hold it right there!" shouted Sailor Moon's voice. Spectralis and the evil woman turned around to face the five Sailor Senshi.
"Who the heck are you?" the woman shouted.
"I'm Sailor Moon!" Sailor Moon said.
"And we're the Sailor Senshi!" yelled the other Sailor Senshi.
"I don't know who you two are or what you're doing here, but in the name of the Moon, we'll punish you!" Sailor Moon shouted.
"They're going to punish us," the woman said mockingly. "Spectralis... show them what's what! Kill! Kill! Kill!"
Spectralis' spikes began to glow. One was red, one was orange, one was yellow, one was green, one was blue, one was violet, and the last one was indigo.
"Wow, it's all the colors of the rainbow..." Sailor Venus said. "That's kinda pretty..."
"Don't get distracted by it!" Sailor Mercury said. "Mercury... Aqua... Rhapsody!"
Sailor Mercury fired a large wave of cold water at Spectralis. The blue spike on Spectralis' back responded with its own water wave. The two blasts of water collided, nullifying each other.
"Yes!" the woman shouted.
"Take this!" Sailor Mars yelled. "Mars... Flame... Sniper!"
Sailor Mars fired a beam of fire at Spectralis. The red beam on Spectralis' back fired again, blasting Sailor Mars with a large explosion and knocking her onto her back.
"Darn," Mars said, slowly climbing to her feet. "Guess we know where that explosion came from..."
"I'll try!" Sailor Jupiter shouted. "Jupiter Oak Evolution!"
Hundreds of leaves, rocks, and bolts of lightning barreled toward Spectralis. Spectralis' orange spike began to glow. A large pillar of fire lit up below Jupiter's Oak Evolution, burning it into a crisp and singing the front of Jupiter's costume.
"Ouch!" Jupiter shouted. "Now I'm mad!"
"I'll try!" Sailor Venus yelled. "Venus Love Chain Encircle!"
A huge golden chain flew toward Spectralis and wrapped around one of its spikes.
"Direct hit!" Venus shouted. "Yes!"
The spike began to glow yellow, zapping the chain with electricity and jolting Sailor Venus.
"Argh!" Sailor Venus screamed. The chain disappeared, and Sailor Venus collapsed to the ground, breathing heavily.
"Oh no! Venus!" Sailor Moon yelled. "You'll pay for that!"
"We've got them right where we want them, Spectralis!" the woman shouted. "Finish them! FINISH THEM!"
"She's louder than you, Moon," Mars quipped. "Guys, what are we gonna do?"
"We have to come up with some sort of strategy," Mercury said, wearing the VR Visor over her eyes. "Let's see here..."
Mercury pressed a button on the visor and began to scan Spectralis for weakness using her visor and her mini-computer.
"What's she doing?" the woman asked. "Spectralis, get her!"
Spectralis' green spike began to glow. A large gust of wind burst forth from Spectralis and blasted Sailor Mercury back into the arms of the other Senshi. They caught her just in time.
"Mercury, are you okay?" Sailor Moon asked.
"I'm fine," Mercury said. "And I think I've almost found Spectralis' weakness..."
"What is it?" Sailor Moon asked.
"Aim for the large blue spot on Spectralis' chest," Mercury said. "That might damage it!"
"Alright!" Mars shouted. "Mars Flame Sniper!"
Sailor Mars fired another beam of fire, this time, directly at Spectralis' chest. Spectralis' spike began to glow red. But just as Spectralis was about to fire its beam, Mars' Flame Sniper slammed into Spectralis' chest. The spike immediately stopped glowing, causing Spectralis to stagger backwards. The monster groaned in pain.
"Wha?" the mysterious woman said, stunned. "She can use that scanner to find Spectralis' weaknesses... I have to get her out of here somehow... and I think I know how."
The woman began to chuckle.
"What's so funny?" Sailor Moon asked. "We just damaged your stupid monster!"
"Oh, you'll see," the woman said. Suddenly, a dark, purple gate appeared behind the Senshi. They turned around to see the gate pulsating behind them.
"What was that?" Mercury asked.
"Spectralis, knock the blue-haired girl in that gate!" the woman shouted. Spectralis nodded. Its purple spike began to glow.
"Fire at its chest again!" Jupiter shouted. She pointed at Spectralis' chest. "Jupiter Thundercloud Zap!"
Sailor Jupiter fired a disk of electricity at Spectralis' chest. The woman floated in front of Spectralis and smacked the disk away with her hand. It flew into a tree, blowing the tree into splinters. Then, she flew out of Spectralis' path as it fired off a large, purple energy ball at Sailor Mercury. The ball hit the water Senshi, causing her to scream out.
"Mercury!" the other Senshi shouted. But it was too late. She fell into the gate.
"Spectralis, after her!" the woman shouted. Spectralis nodded, then plunged into the gate in pursuit of Sailor Mercury. The gate snapped shut. The other Senshi turned toward the evil sorceress.
"Where did you send her?" Sailor Moon yelled angrily.
"Frankly, I don't know," the woman said. "Those Dimensional Gates are really iffy. I just learned how to make them!"
"It's not funny!" Jupiter yelled through gritted teeth.
"That's right!" Sailor Venus yelled. "You'll pay for what you did to Sailor Mercury!"
"Well, I'd like to stay and pay, but I need to go and get more troops, since I sent my best monster after your nerdy friend," the woman said. "Adieu!"
The woman snapped her fingers, and was gone in a flash.
"Mercury..." Sailor Moon said. "Where are you?"
When Sailor Mercury came to, she was lying on her knees on a dirt surface of some kind. She stood up to survey her surroundings.
"Where... am I?" Mercury groaned.
The landscape around her was rocky and barren, with small clumps of grass popping up every few yards or so. The sun was shining, so it could be deduced that it was sometime in the day. Every few seconds, a dark cloud would pass in front of the sun, casting shadows on the surface.
"There's no one in sight," Mercury said. "I'm not in Juuban anymore..."
Off in the distance, Mercury could spot the ruins of a few abandoned buildings.
"They look abandoned, but someone may be around to tell me where the heck I am," Mercury said in a bewildered tone. "I hope..."
She began wearily stumbling toward the abandoned buildings.
"Mom, I'm back," came the voice of a teenaged boy, followed by the sound of a door closing.
"How did training go?" replied a feminine, middle-aged sounding voice.
"It was just fine," the boy said.
The boy wore a purple jacket with the Capsule Corp. insignia on the sleeve, and a black t-shirt underneath. He wore baggy green pants, and his hair was long, with a light-purple color to it. The boy walked into a kitchen, where a wrinkled, middle-aged woman with light blue hair, the future version of Bulma, was sitting at a table, smiling. The teenaged boy kissed her lightly on the cheek.
"Trunks, dear, could you go to town and pick up some food for our supper tonight?" Bulma asked.
"Sure, mom," Trunks said. "I need the exercise, I guess..."
"Not really," Bulma said. "You've been training for three hours. Maybe you need your rest-"
"I'll take care of it," Trunks said, opening the door again. "See you in about a half hour, okay?"
Trunks walked out the door.
"Trunks is such a nice boy," Bulma said. "Or maybe he's just really hungry."
Sailor Mercury wandered into the ruins. Four or five small dwellings still stood, abandoned and decaying.
"I don't think anyone is living here," Mercury said.
"If they were, I'd have killed them," came a sinister-sounding voice from behind one of the abandoned houses. Spectralis stepped out to face Mercury.
"Spectralis!" Mercury gasped. "I know your weakness!"
Mercury pointed her arms at Spectralis.
"Shine Aqua Illusion!" Mercury shouted, firing a stream of freezing water at Spectralis' chest. But this time, the monster simply leapt away. Mercury gasped again.
"You know what your problem is?" Spectralis said, appearing behind Mercury. "You're way, way too slow."
Spectralis struck with a large kick to the back of Mercury's head, sending her flying into one of the abandoned houses. She continued flying until she slammed into one of the walls.
"Darn it," Mercury groaned, picking herself up and walking out of the old building.
"Back for more?" Spectralis asked. "Take this!"
The yellow spike on Spectralis began glowing. Suddenly, a miniature field of lightning zapped Mercury, causing her to scream out in pain. Spectralis' attack ceased, and Mercury collapsed to her knees, breathing heavily.
"How can I beat this thing alone?"Mercury thought.
Trunks entered the town, a small neighborhood of about thirty to fifty small buildings, many of them both houses and small businesses. The neighborhood was one of many set up after Trunks defeated Androids 17 and 18, as well as Cell, several weeks before. When the androids were defeated, the people rejoiced, because not only would they no longer have to live in fear, they could begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Trunks entered a small house and walked up to the old man living inside, sitting in front of a table that had many different kinds of fruits and vegetables on it. An old woman was sitting by the corner of the room in a rocking chair, knitting, while three small children ran around and played with a large rubber ball.
"Good afternoon, Trunks!" the old man said. "What can I do for you today? Your mom Bulma send ya on another food run?"
"Yeah," Trunks said. "Hmm... no meat today?"
"Nope, just your plain old food from the earth, your basic fruits and veggies. It's hard to get animals to wander around these parts anymore..."
"Dang," Trunks said. "I would have liked to have a steak tonight... oh well, I guess I'll take five tomatoes, two heads of lettuce, a bag of carrots, six potatoes, and... a bunch of bananas. No, make that two bunches."
"That's a pretty tall order," the old man said. He put the food in a large sack and handed it to Trunks. "There you go! That'll be 450 zeni, please."
Trunks handed the man the money.
"Have a nice day, you and your mother," the old man said.
"You too," Trunks said. He turned and left the house, then began to leave the town. Suddenly, the door to one of the houses opened, and a teenaged boy with glasses popped his head out the door.
"Psst, Trunks!" the boy whispered. "I've got trouble..."
"What kinda trouble?" Trunks asked. Still holding the sack, Trunks walked into the house. The boy slammed the door behind Trunks, then turned to him with a worried expression on his face.
"Trunks, man, you gotta help me, man," the boy said.
"Chris, what's up?" Trunks asked.
"Well, I went to the old abandoned village this morning... you know where that is, right?" Chris asked. "Anyway, I was using my dad's metal detector to find stuff, because you know how you can find some pretty neat old stuff..."
"Yeah," Trunks said. "And..."
"Well, I left my metal detector there," Chris said. "And my dad loves that thing. If I lost it, he'll probably beat me."
"Your dad doesn't beat you," Trunks said.
"He'll ground me," Chris said. "Trunks, man, you gotta go get that metal detector for me!"
"Why can't you go get it?" Trunks asked.
"I've gotta watch my baby sister," Chris said, pointing to a cradle with a small toddler in it. "Could you please go get my metal detector?"
"Sure," Trunks said. "But I promised my mom I'd be back to her with this food..."
Trunks set the bag down in front of Chris.
"Watch my food," Trunks said. "Got it?"
"Got it," Chris said. "Thank you, man!"
Trunks left the house, then flew off toward the abandoned village.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Spectralis continued to face each other down.
"What am I going to do..." Mercury said to herself.
"Die, for starters!" Spectralis shouted. Its red spike began to glow. A huge explosion blasted Mercury off of her feet and slammed her back into the wall of one of the abandoned dwellings.
"I'm losing..."Mercury thought, sliding down the wall of the building. Spectralis' indigo spike began to glow.
"My seventh weapon of destruction, and my most powerful," Spectralis said. "My special attack! Spectrolysis!"
Sailor Mercury tried to stand, but she found herself too weak to climb up fast enough to avoid the attack.
"No..."Mercury thought. "No!"
Spectralis fired its Spectrolysis beam at Sailor Mercury, a large, fluctuating, multi-colored spiral. The beam barreled toward the water Senshi.
"I don't want to die,"Mercury thought, closing her eyes. "There has to be a way to defeat this-"
A large explosion engulfed Sailor Mercury. She put her head between her knees. The smoke began to clear.
"I'm still here..."Mercury thought. "Wha?"
The smoke cleared to reveal Trunks, standing in front of Sailor Mercury, holding his sword. Spectralis gasped.
"Who are you?" Spectralis shouted.
"The question is, who are you, and why are you attacking this poor girl?" Trunks asked. "I thought I exterminated all of the scum from this planet."
Slowly, Mercury climbed to her feet.
"Get back," Trunks warned.
"What are you doing?" Sailor Mercury asked. "This thing is dangerous!"
"I think I can handle it," Trunks said. "Please get back so you don't get hurt..."
Mercury nodded, and stepped back a couple of feet. Trunks stepped forward to face Spectralis.
"I don't know or care who you are, but you're history!" Spectralis shouted. All seven of Spectralis' spikes began to glow. Suddenly, a huge explosive burst of fire, lightning, wind, water, and energy engulfed Trunks. Mercury screamed.
"No!" Sailor Mercury shouted. "Oh no..."
Again, the smoke cleared, and again, Trunks stood in the middle of it all, completely unharmed.
"Now to make sure you can't hurt anyone with those oversized toothpicks again," Trunks said. He ran at Spectralis and slashed once, cutting off all of Spectralis' spikes. The seven spikes fell to the ground and disappeared. Spectralis screamed in pain.
"Why... did... you... do that?" Spectralis shouted. Trunks pointed his index finger at Spectralis and charged up a small energy ball.
"Part of it really has to do with the fact that you're a jerk," Trunks said. "And part of it is the fact that I haven't killed a bad guy in five weeks, and now's my chance. Say goodbye."
Trunks blasted Spectralis with the energy ball. It hit Spectralis and exploded on contact, disintegrating the monster instantly. Sailor Mercury gasped.
"Wow..." Mercury said in amazement. Trunks turned and walked toward her.
"You alright?" Trunks asked. He took a large metal object out of his sword sheathe, then re-sheathed his sword. "I came here to look for this..."
Trunks held a metal detector up to Mercury.
"And found you getting attacked," Trunks said. "What happened?"
"I really don't know," Mercury said. "Could you tell me where I am?"
"Where you are? This is Sector 71-G," Trunks said.
"71-G? I come from Juuban.... wait, what planet is this?" Mercury asked.
"You're on Earth," Trunks said. "My name is Trunks."
"Earth?" Mercury asked. "This is really weird... this doesn't look like Earth..."
"You don't look like you're from around here," Trunks said. "Juuban, eh? I've never heard of a place like that... maybe it was destroyed by the androids... say, I told you my name, what's yours?"
"My name?" Mercury said. "I could tell him my real name... then again, he might be from the enemy... maybe I shouldn't tell him. But then again, if he was the enemy, he could probably kill me right now... oh, what do I do? Maybe if I show him my secret, he could help me find out how to get back where I came from. But..."
"My name is Sailor Mercury," Mercury said. "That's not my real name. You see, I'm one of the Sailor Senshi assigned to protect the Solar System, and I can't reveal who I really am."
"Protect the Solar System?" Trunks asked. "You didn't really do a good job, did you?"
"I've been separated from my group, and now I don't know if I'm on another planet or in another dimension or if I've traveled through time or what," Mercury said. "I don't know what to do..."
"I guess I could show you around this place," Trunks said. "Maybe you'll find some way to contact your teammates. My house isn't too far from here."
"I guess," Mercury said. "Thank you..."
"I have to take this metal detector back to my friend first, or his dad's gonna beat him," Trunks said, holding up the device.
"That's terrible!" Mercury gasped.
"Not really. He'll probably just get grounded. But that's no fun at all, is it?" Trunks asked.
"I wouldn't know, I've never been grounded myself," Mercury said.
"Good girl," Trunks said. "Neither have I. Of course, my dad's never been around to ground me... he died when I was young."
"I'm sorry," Mercury said apologetically.
"It's a long story," Trunks said. "Well, we'd better get going. Can you walk?"
"I think so," Mercury said, taking a few steps. "I'm a little bit achy, that's all."
"Let's go then," Trunks said. "Sailor Mercury."
Trunks and Sailor Mercury walked back toward the small town Trunks had come from earlier.
Welp, that's it for chapter one! Please read and review!