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Neo-Queen Serenity gazed up at her husband with sparkling eyes. He smiled back at her and bent his head to kiss the fluffy pink hair of his hours old daughter. She sniffled back tears and hooked an arm around his neck to keep him next to her.
"I'm so happy," she said for probably the hundredth time in two hours, resting her forehead against his. King Endymion kissed her and leaned back, and looked at his wife.
"You're very nearly glowing," he whispered, touching his lips to hers for a moment once again.
Serenity laughed then looked down at her precious daughter; her crimson eyes were shut, small pink mouth slightly open in slumber. "Oh Endy, could you ever believe that all those years ago, we would have ended up like this?"
He quirked up an eyebrow. "You mean back in high school?"
She blushed a little. "Yes, back when I was so clumsy and . . ." Now she did turn red. " . . . so unsophisticated."
Endymion laughed and shook his head a little, leaning forwards to place a smacking kiss on her lips. "Love, I have never thought you were unsophisticated. A little klutzy, but you were always so refreshing to be around. You were different from all the other girls . . . and sometimes you carried yourself with such grace, and poise, that you looked more like a queen than a schoolgirl."
Her mouth fell open a little in shock. "B—But what about that time I fell over the railing and nearly died?!"
He shook his head a little, as he remembered. "That was scary, I wasn't sure I would get there in time! I was just relieved."
Serenity quirked an eyebrow and started to ask if he'd remembered anything about her stained granny panties (the memory still haunted her to this day!) but then decided that if he hadn't brought them up maybe he hadn't seen them . . .and then why make him unnecessarily uncomfortable?
Endymion smiled brightly at his wife and hoped she wouldn't bring up the bit about her underwear. He would really rather not relive that particular experience. And besides, it would just make her unnecessarily uncomfortable.
Grinning idiotically at each other, they paused for a moment, until whipping their heads around in relief when the door creaked open and Amy poked her head in. Amy smiled sheepishly. "I know I just saw her half an hour ago, but she's just so precious . . ." she cleared her throat. "And I should probably give her a check-up again."
Serenity laughed and handed her new daughter over. "You just want to hold her!"
"Very true!" Amy took the pink-haired princess with a smile. "Do you mind if I bring her outside the room for a moment? Zoicite and the other generals wants to see her, and they don't want to intrude."
Serenity regretfully nodded and waved goodbye as her guardian and her daughter left the room, knowing that she would see her again very soon. She leaned back against Endymion with a contented sigh. He linked his arms around her and kissed her silvery hair.
"Endymion, I don't think I have ever been happier." She murmured, her eyes fluttering shut.
She felt him smile against her temple. "I can't wait to watch her grow up . . .become Sailor Moon, become the beautiful princess that we know she will . . ."
"Mmm. Fall in love with her perfect prince . . ."
"Just like her parents fell in love."
Serenity giggled. "Hopefully with a little less confusion! I couldn't ever tell if you liked me or hated me!"
"Always liked you," he smirked, "I was just good at hiding it."
She snuggled closer. "And hopefully she won't have to fight evil as much as we did."
Endymion confidently replied, "She won't. Rini will grow up in a time of peace. Our daughter will know only happiness."
Serenity smiled again. He sounded so proud, so fierce. Ten years of marriage and we are still so, so happy, she thought. Who would have thought? The sophisticated boy and the klutzy girl get together and live forever in a millennium of peace.
"I love you, Serenity." Endymion murmured against her ear. "Forever."
She tilted her head up. "I love you."
And once again, blue met blue.
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Aaaaand I'm out. What can I say? Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me for the years it took me to finish Sophisticate This! I would not have finished if it had not been for you all encouraging me. Thank you so, so much. You all deserve nummy Darien's.
Love and smoochies!