Author's Note: Alright it has been FOREVER since I updated everyone. I'm sorry! But I'm moving along slowly but surely. I hope you Like the new chapter! Let me know what you think and what you think will happen next!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Serena Dreamed. After hours of tossing and turning in bed, she finally found peace.
She found herself in the future Crystal Tokyo, inside of her future palace. Everything around her sparkled and eliminated with bright colors and beauty. Serenity walked through the ball room and outside to the gardens.A bench waited for her so that she could sit and rest. It was getting harder for her to walk around for long periods of time. She sat down and looked down at her large stomach. A small kick came from inside of her, and she smiled, joyfully and thankfully.
"Serenity." A voice called to her. It was her sweet Endymion. Serenity stood up slowly and walked to the doors of the palace. Her husband greeted her at the doors and held out his arms. She walked to him and walked into his arms. But, as she wrapped her arms around him, she noticed that his body was unusually cold. His back was warm, but also wet.
She was afraid to look and see what it was, mostly because she knew. Serenity backed out of his arms slowly and looked up at her lover. Two dark, cold eyes looked at her. Blood covered the entire front of his shirt and continued to soak up more. Endymion fell to his knees and then flat on his face. Serenity stood staring at where her husband's face had been, too afraid to look down at him. Shock consumed her.
She finally looked down to see Endymion lying there in a pool of blood. His spine had been ripped from his back. Serenity screamed. Her heart dropped to her stomach and all the blood in her body rushed to her feet. Trying to keep herself from passing out, she turned away for a moment of relief from the disturbing tragedy. That was her mistake.
To each side of her the pillars on the front of the building held up nine more bodies. Each sailor scout was tied to the marble pillars, including mini moon. Flesh was torn from their faces and their hearts had been torn from their chests.
Run. That was the first thing that came to her mind. She had to save herself. There was nothing left to do for the rest of them. For what seemed like hours, Serenity ran. She stopped in a dark, cold, empty alley where she thought she would be safe from whatever was doing this. She didn't even know what she was hiding from.
A hand softly touched her back. Serenity froze with fright, not knowing if she should turn around or not. The hand traced down her spine to the center of her back. It pulled away slowly and then, snapped back and into her chest.
"Darien!!" Serena screamed. She shot up in bed, and as she did, her stomach churned and she vomited.
The door slammed open and Darien ran to her side. "What's wrong?"
Serena leaned over the side of the bed with the trash can in her hand. Her head was spinning and her stomach felt like it was twisting.
"Serena, please…what's wrong?"
Finally, she placed the trash can down. Darien handed her a glass of water and placed a hot towel on her head. He sat on the bed and looked at her with concern.
"A bad dream…a nightmare." Serena said in a monotone voice. "I don't even know how to describe it…it felt real."
Diamond was to blame for this, Darien thought. It was the dark crystal. What was he going to do? He couldn't hand her over to him. There had to be another way. Maybe there was some way that he could cure her- to get the dark crystal out of her.
"Darien…" Serena called to him, but looked down at her hands.
He turned to face her, to hear what she had to say. "Yes?"
Serena could feel a lump form in her throat. How could she tell Darien what really happened? What would he do? It didn't matter now. The guilt was overwhelming and she wouldn't keep this secret to herself forever.
"I've been having nightmares since i escaped Diamond. I can hear him in my head and it's as if he still has a hold on me- like I can't escape, even though I'm safe with you…I don't feel safe at all."
"You don't have to tell me anymore, Serena…I already know what's going on. Diamond told me everything…"
Numbness came over her. That was worse than anything. For Diamond to tell Darien before her just showed Darien how dishonest she was. Now he wouldn't forgive her at all. "Darien…I'm so sorry…" She burst into tears and buried her head in the pillow so Darien couldn't look at her face.
"Don't worry, we're gonna fix his. We're gonna fight through this together. We've been through worse situations and we always fight through it. It'll be ok."
"Don't worry? Darien, that's all I've been doing! It's digging through my skin and making me sick to my stomach! I don't know how you can even look at me anymore…" It almost made her angry the way he took it so well. He couldn't seriously forgive her that easily.
"I know Serena, but we're gonna fix it-"
"How can we fix it? It's done! I can't redo the past! I slept with him, Darien! How can you FIX that?! I can't go back in the past, and even if I did, I would still remember it!"
She wasn't crying anymore. She was too angry to cry. She wasn't even angry at him, but at the fact that he was making it too easy on her.
Darien didn't say anything. Serena felt even worse now that she had just come out and said it. Her stomach churned and she felt like she had to throw up, but held it in. She looked at Darien, hoping that he would say something in response. When she saw his face, it was still. He was staring at her, eyes wide and dark. It was quiet enough to hear light breathing if anyone was, but she couldn't even hear Darien's breath. It was as if looking at an empty shell.
"You…" Darien barely spoke in a voice Serena could hear. He looked down, avoiding eye contact. "you slept with him…?"
Oh god. Was that what he was talking about? It had to have been. That was what Diamond had told him, wasn't it? Did Serena just come out and tell Darien out of anger? Did he really not know what she thought he had known?
"…Diamond told me that the dark crystal was destroying you…he said that it would kill you and he was the only one who could help you…" Darien looked at serena directly in the eyes, maybe hoping that he had imagined what she had said. "Is that how…"
"Darien I'm sorry…I had no control…It all came at me at once and-"
"How long ago…?" Darien interrupted her.
Serena didn't know. She didn't even want to think about it. She couldn't have done anything about it, could she? She was under his control, wasn't she?
"I don't know…I don't want to think about it…"
Darien stood up and walked to the door. He didn't leave, but he turned away from her. He pulled at his hair and screamed. He fell to the floor and cried. Serena didn't know what to do. If she got up would he push her away? She got out of the bed and slowly walked towards Darien. She paused to see what he would do for a moment. He turned to her and looked at her. His face didn't show anger towards her. He was angry for sure, but she also saw fear and shame. He turned away again.