Just a Normal Teenager
I do not own Sailor Moon or Ronin Warriors. And yeah, this is sorta a continuation of my other SM/RW crossovers but this focuses over mainly Rowen and Serena instead of the group.
Serena sighed. She just got off the phone with Darien. They had another fight. They've been fighting so much lately, over nothing. Serena kept wishing she could just be a normal teenager. She didn't really deserve Darien. He was older than her. He was in college and she was still in junior high. Of course she was the "Moon Princess" and it was fate that she would end up with Darien. She already knew that. They used to be happy together but now, she just wanted to see other people.
"Why should I have to be with that know it all anyway?" she scowled. "Why can't I choose who I want to be? I didn't ask to have my life planned for me. I didn't' ask to be Sailor Moon!" she snarled and clenched her fists. "I just want to be a normal teenager!" she looked out her window. She saw a shooting star scratch the sky. She smiled and remembered Rowen. "I wish I could be a normal teenager." I wish I could see Rowen again.
Rowen looked up at the sky and saw a shooting star. "I wish I could see Serena again," he leaned back and closed his eyes. I wish she didn't have her life all planned out for her.
Serena woke up the next day as she felt Luna pat her nose with her paw, "Serena, wake up!" she ordered, she was about to bring her claws out and Serena woke up.
"I'm up, Luna," she yawned, "what's wrong?"
"You're supposed to meet the girls! Scout meeting, have you forgotten?"
"Oh, that's right!" she jumped up, throwing the covers, and Luna, aside.
"Oh, sorry, Luna!" she picked Luna up and pet her head. Serena got dressed quickly and ran down the stairs without breakfast. Without looking in front of her, she colided with someone. "I'm sorry, but I'm in a bit of a," she looked up to see who she bumped into, "oh my gosh." She stepped back.
"Serena," the handsome, blue-eyed, blue-haired Ronin Warrior whispered. He looked into the brilliant blue eyes of the Moon Princess.
"Rowen," she whispered back. "What, what are you doing here?" I'm so glad I didn't run into Darien!
"I had to see you again," he said.
"Do the others know you're here?" she asked. "Did you bring them with you?"
"Yeah," he nodded, "they're having lunch, at least, that's where I saw 'em last." He laughed, "Kento's probably still there!"
"Hey, I'm on my way to see the other scouts right now!" she cried, "talk to the others, but don't' tell them you saw me, okay? We'll all meet in the park."
Serena smiled and brushed past him. Serena ran around the corner. She heard a tired Luna behind her. "Serena, wait up!"
"Come on, Luna, you have four legs!" Serena stopped, sighed and picked her cat up and put her aorund her neck like a scarf.
"Serena, I'm not an accessory!" she hissed.
"At least you're not on your feet." Serena giggled. She reached the others at Raye's temple. Raye was sweeping.
"Well, look who's here!" Raye scowled.
"Change of plans, scouts," Serena said, "let's go to the park."
"Why?" Lita asked.
Because your other half is waiting for you there!Serena wanted to say. Luna jumped off her shoulders and onto Amy's lap.
"Is there something wrong?" Mina asked.
"No," Serena said, "everything's fine!"
"Then how come you want us to go to the park?" Lita repeated.
"Yeah, Grampa will heartbroken!" Raye cried, "he's making us some cookies!"
"There's a surprised waiting for you there!" Serena told the others, jumping up and giggling. "Let's go!"
"There's probably a science fair," Amy noted, "I'm in!"
"Alright, let's go!" Serena giggled impatiently and ran off.
Raye sighed. "I better tell Grampa to give all the cookies to Chad. Again…"
"No need, Raye, will take them with us," Lita said.
"Yeah, I wonder what this surprise is," Mina smiled. "Maybe a kissing contest!"
"Oh, Mina, don't even think of entering!" Lita laughed. Mina's face turned red
"That wasn't funny, Lita!" Mina ran behind Serena, followed by Amy.
Raye came out with the cookies and Lita and Raye took their time getting there.
"Hurry up!" Serena cried.
"We're coming!" Lita cried back.
"So when is this surprise supposed to get here?" Kento grumbled with crossed arms, "I didn't have time to finish my lunch!"
"Trust me Kento," Rowen said, "it's worth skipping lunch over."
Sai sat on a picnic bench, "I haven't seen Amy yet. Have either of you seen one of the scouts?"
Everyone except Rowen shook their heads. They looked at Rowen and when he noticed they were staring at him, he blushed and said, "what?"
"Did you see Serena?" Ryo asked.
Rowen stayed quiet. He didn't' want to lie but he didn't want to tell the others the truth. "Well…"
"I don't know, but I sure miss Lita," Sage said. "I can almost hear her voice."
Sage tilted his head. "I'm losing my mind again."
"Wait a second," Sai stood up. He saw Serena leading the other scouts. "Amy!"
"Sai!" Amy stopped in her tracks, wow, way better than a science fair!
"Lita!" Sage smiled and Lita ran up, jumped in his arms and he almost fell backward. He twirled her around.
Mina laughed, I was right, there was going to be a kissing contest! She thought, "Kento!"
"Sailor V!" Kento uncrossed his arms and Mina ran into them. He lifted her up in a big bear hug and then he sat her on one of his broad shoulders.
Mina smiled and rustled his hair.
Raye almost dropped the cookies when she saw Ryo. "Oh my gosh!! I should have asked Grampa to bake some more!"
"Hi Raye," Ryo smiled.
"You two planned this, didn't you?" Lita asked Rowen and Serena.
Serena laughed, "I told you it was important!"
"So now that we're all here, what do you want to do?" Ryo asked, "do you need our help with a new enemy or something?"
"We're fighting the heart snatchers," Serena said.
"Heart Snatchers?" Rowen asked, "that doesn't sound too good!"
"Do they rip your heart from your chest and--" Kento began and stopped when Mina bonked his head softly.
"No, silly," Mina said, "they're looking for pure heart crystals. Three of them."
"Each crystal has a treasure and they make the purity chalice. If they get a hold of it, who knows what would happen!"
Serena sighed, "it's not very pretty when they take the heart away too."
"It happened to you before?" Rowen asked.
She nodded, "to all of us."
"Did they know you were the sailor scouts?" Ryo asked.
"No, thank goodness," Raye replied.
"There's another thing," Amy said, "there's two more scouts."
"Uranus and Neptune," Lita added. "They're looking for them too. But they won't work with us."
"Don't worry, scouts," Sage said, "we'll help you."
"Thanks, guys," Serena said with a smile. "But in the meantime, I don't want to fight anyone. Let's go for a walk or something."
"Yeah, good idea," Rowen took her hand, "I have something I need to tell you." He led her away from the others behind an empty snack stand.
"What is it?" she asked.
"Serena, listen to me." He squeezed her hand. "I've been thinking of you ever since I met you. I know that your life is all planned out and you belong with this Darien guy and you're the moon princess and all that but I can't help but, well, love you."
"Rowen," she smiled, "that's sweet, but what about Mia? I thought I--"
"Yeah, we've become closer," he nodded, "but I told her that I couldn't stop thinking about you. She understood and even suggested that I told you. That's why I came here, Serena. I had to tell you how I felt."
"You're very nice, Rowen," Serena squeezed his hand back, "and I care a lot about you, but I'm the moon princess. I'll be Neo Queen Serenity one day. I also want to be a normal teenager. Don't you ever feel that way?" She asked.
"You mean, do I ever wonder why I became a ronin warrior?" he asked, answering her question with another question.
He smiled, "yeah. I do think that." He looked down, "I wonder if I really have what it takes to wear that armor. If the ancient really made it for me. There had to be someone stronger, someone more cunning than me out there. Before I got my armor, I just read books. I didn't even take archery lessons or anything! I never fired a bow before in my life, let alone wear any kind of armor. I still feel that way. I wonder if the guys would be better off without me, with another person wearing the armor of the strata."
Serena laughed, "I even used my disguise power pen to change me into a normal teenager, but that never worked!" she sighed, "but there's nothing I can do and you said you--"
"Forget what I said!" he shouted. He paused when he saw the surprised look on her face. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to yell at you. Yeah, I said I understood why you had to be with Darien. But Serena, forget what I said and listen to what I'm saying now! Tell me something Serena, do you chose to be with Darien or are you just together because you know that's how you end up?"
Serena couldn't respond. She swallowed and turned around
"You know I'm right," he said, turning her back to him. "I know I'm right. You don't' really want to be with him. Maybe you used to but that changed didn't it? Since we met?"
"Rowen…" she tried to say. "I can't get into this…"
"The last couple of months, I could think of nothing except of you."
Serena smiled, "funny for you to say that, because I haven't stopped thinking of you either. Darien and I have been fighting lately."
"Maybe you shouldn't be with him after all."
"How could you say that?" she demanded, "he's the future King of the Moon! We're destined to be together!" She hopped back and put her hands on her hips.
"Destiny? How can you speak of destiny?" Rowen asked, "Serena, that's not destiny, that's, that's fate! You know your whole future before you even graduated from junior high! You've even met your daughter from the future! Serena, that's not right! Just what kind of life is that? It's just not right to have you life lived for you."
"I don't know why my future, my whole life is all made up." Serena admitted. "Maybe because I can't make a decision on my own. It takes an hour for me to buy clothes because I just can't make up my mind!!"
"Sure you can. Think about what you want. Just for a moment, forget about who you are. Forget you're the moon princess." He came closer to her and put his hands on her arms. "Forget that you're Sailor Moon. Just be who you want to be."
"I want to be a normal teenager," she sniffed.
"Then be a normal teenager," Rowen said, "push Darien and the other scouts out of your mind and focus on me. Just forget who you are, just, just," unable to think of anything else to say, he kissed her on impulse and ran his hands all over her back.
"Ro--" Serena mumbled, about to break the kiss. But her eyes closed slowly and she melted into the kiss. She reached her hands to his soft blue hair.
Rowen pulled her up and they kissed more heavily. Darien never kissed her like this before, nor did she ever think he would. She knew when he was going to kiss her and the kisses were always short and simple. He would hold her hands in his or sometimes hold her during the kiss but never kissed her this emotional. He didn't rub his hand over her back or stroke her hair or cup her face. Rowen's hands were always moving. Serena leaned against the wall of the stand and Rowen leaned against her. Rowen's lips were so sweet. Serena didn't want to stop kissing him. She kissed him like she never kissed Darien. She put all her love, all her emotion in that kiss. Tears formed in her eyes. His too were wet. Rowen's mouth left hers and migrated to her cheek. He lifted his chin up and kissed her down her neck. Serena's eyes fluttered as she fingered Rowen's blue locks. He kissed her lips one last time as they ran short of breath.
"Rowen," she gasped, looking in his eyes.
"Serena," he was breathing heavily.
"I wish I could forget," she sniffed, "but I can't. I can't change the fact that I'm Sailor Moon. Not while heart snatchers are out there."
Serena and Rowen gasped as they heard screams. "What's that?" he asked.
"Heart Snatchers!" she snarled. She heard the Ronin Warriors armor up and the scouts transform. "They need our help, Rowen!"
"Yeah," he nodded, "Armor of the Strata, Tao Inoichi!"
"Moon Cosmic Power!"
They reached the others. The Ronin Warriors were in their subarmors and they were fighting one of Lynnet's heart snatchers. The heart snatcher just took the heart of a flute player who was playing tunes to get some coins. The flute player lay still on the grass.
"I bet she played her last note!" Lynnette cackled.
"You have no sense of humor!" Sailor Moon shouted.
"You might want to put the rest of your armor on," Sailor Mars warned, "or they'll try to take your hearts too."
"I don't think they can get to them with your armor on," Sailor Mercury added.
"We'll cover you," Sailor Jupiter stepped in front of Sage, "Supreme Thunder Dragon!" (I never seen this attack, but I know she does it. She only did it twice, which sucks, because it sounds like a really cool attack!)
"Armor of Halo, Tao Chi! Thunder Bolt Cut!"
"Shine Aqua Illusion!"
"Armor of Torrent, Tao Shin! Super Wave Smasher!"
"Venus Love Chain Encircle!"
"Armor of Hardrock, Tao Gi! Iron Rock Crusher!"
"Mars Celestial Fire Surround!"
"Armor of Wildfire, Tao Jin! Flare up Now!"
"Armor of Strata Tao Inoichi! Arrow Shock Wave!"
Lynnette and her Heart Snatcher dodges the attacks. "Since when did you get new friends?" Lynnette demanded.
"You're in big trouble, Lynnette!" She twirled her moon scepter. "You're about to become moon dust!" Just before engaging the scepter's power, it began glowing. "HUH?" the scepter disapeared. "No!" Then her brioche fell from her uniform. Her tiara fell down, followed by the rest of her uniform. When they hit the ground, they broke. She was no longer Sailor Moon, just Serena. "No! How could this happen?"
The Sailor Scouts gasped, "Serena, what happened?" Amy asked.
"Watch it, Lady!" Rowen stepped in front of Serena, "Arrow Shock…" his arrow began glowing too and his arrow disappeared, followed by his bow. "I don't believe this." His helmet fell away and the rest of his armor did and disappeared. He was in his sub armor for a while and then his street clothes.
The Ronin Warriors and the Sailor Scouts couldn't believe it. "Rowen, your armor." Sage said, "How could it…?"
Serena looked at her scouts with an "I'm so sorry" look on her face. Rowen couldn't even bring himself to look at the other ronins.
Lynette laughed, "finish them!"
"Pink Sugar Heart Attack!" A bunch of pink hearts shot at the heart snatcher.
"Sailor Mini Moon!" Sailor Jupiter cried.
A red rose scratched the heart snatcher's hand.
"Tuxedo Mask," Serena whispered.
"Hurry, Sailor Moon!" Tuxedo Mask shouted. He looked at Serena and gasped, "Serena, what's wrong with you? Why aren't you?…"
"I'm sorry, Darien, but I can't!" she cried, "I can't do it!" she turned and ran away.
"She's getting weaker," Sailor Mercury observed, looking at the victim.
Rowen took a couple steps back. Why did my armor lose its power? "I've got to get out of here!" Rowen shouted and turned away.
"Rowen, no!" Ryo cried after him.
"Let him go, Ryo," Sai said. "He should be alone."
Serena ran as fast as her legs could carry her. Rain drops fell from the sky and onto her head. She looked at herself in a puddle. She took the meatball shaped buns off her head and shook her hair free. "I don't deserve to look like Sailor Moon," she whispered. "I better get my hair cut!"
"I don't think that's a good idea," Rowen said behind her.
"Rowen!" she cried, spinning around. She threw her arms around him. "I'm just a normal teenager!"
"Isn't that what you want to be?" he asked.
"Yes, but I also want that innocent flute player to get her heart crystal back!" She sobbed, "this is all my fault."
"You know what they say 'be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.'" She sighed, "well, I think I got my wish." She stepped back. "I saw a shooting star last night and I wished I could be a normal teenager."
"Funny, that's the same thing I wished too. Well, close to it, anyway."
"You did?" she asked.
She sniffed, "well, now I'm a normal teenager and the heart snatchers are making a big mess!"
"The others can stop them," he said.
"No, they can't. I'm the only one who can stop them!"
"How, you lost your power?"
"I don't know."
"Rowen, Serena, watch out!" Sailor Mercury warned.
"Get their hearts!" Lynette ordered the heart snatcher.
"Yes Ma'am!" the heart snatcher was a woman with silver hair. The item used to make the heart snatcher was a pin ball machine and now she was a two-legged video game with an attitude. Her arms were the panels that hit the ball. "Game's Over!"
"Watch out, Rowen!" Serena threw her arms out to the side and stood in front of Rowen. "I won't let you hurt him, you'll have to get through me first!"
"Serena, what are you doing?" He demanded. "Isn't once enough?!?"
"Fine, Sailor Punk!" Lynnette shouted.
"Heart Be Mine!" the pinball heart snatcher cried.
Serena began to scream as her heart was taken away. She fell lifeless in Rowen's arms. "Serena, why did you do that?" he asked. "Serena?"
"No, Sailor Moon!" Tuxedo Mask shouted. "Serena, how could be so stupid?! You--,"
"Hey! She saved his life," Ryo shouted at Tuxedo Mask.
"Serena, are you alright?" he patted her cheek, "say something!"
Serena blinked, "Rowen?"
"I love you."
Tuxedo Mask stepped back in surprise, "Serena! How could you?!"
"Serena, what about me?" Sailor Mini Moon shouted.
"I'm sorry, Darien, Mini Moon," Serena apologized, "but I should choose who I want to be with. I want to be with Rowen…" she coughed and groaned as her eyes closed again.
"Serena, snap out of it!"
"But Serena!" Sailor Mini Moon cried, "what about me?"
"Neptune Deep Submerge!"
"Uranus World Shaking!"
"It's Uranus!" Sailor Jupiter cried happily.
"And Neptune!" Mercury added.
"Hey, not fair!" Lynnette whined.
Neptune looked at the heart crystal that belonged to the flute player. "No, it's not the one." She returned it to her. "Besides, I wouldn't' want a mucisian have their heart taken away," she said calmly, thinking of her own musical talent.
"Serena, wake up!" Rowen urged, "snap out of it!" he shook her. He then closed his eyes and his dark blue kanji symbol shined on his head. Life.
Serena's crescent moon started to shine also.
"Time to wake up, Sleeping Beauty," Rowen pulled her face up and leaned down to kiss her lips. A warm light started glowing around them and the other senshi and warriors gasped. Serena's heart crystal went back to her. Serena woke up with a new rejuvenating energy. She got on her feet. "You alright, Serena?"
"I'm feeling rather strange right now," she replied, blinking. "Huh?" Her brioche appeared back on her chest with the rest of her costume.
"Sailor Moon!" everyone cried.
Rowen stood up and he also felt the enormous energy. Without even calling upon his power, first his sub armor and then the rest of his armor appeared on his body.
Serena started twirling her scepter, "Moon Spiral…"
The hears spiraled around to Lynnette and the heart snatcher. Rowen's Arrow pierced her ehart and the giant red heart destroyed her, leaving the pinball machine and the pod made from the doctor.
"Oooh, you crazy Sailor Scouts!" Lynnette snarled, rubbing her singed cheek "the bureau of bad behavior is going to make you pay!"
"Bureau of bad behavior?" Kento mumbled just before Lunnette disapeared.
Rowen looked at Sailor Moon, smiled and opened his arms out toward her. Just before she walked into him, Tuxedo Mask threw a rose between them.
"Tuxedo Mask!" Sailor Moon cried.
"You can't be with him!" he snapped.
"I don't' care!" Serena shouted, "I don't' want to be with you, Darien!"
"But that's what---"
"I don't want to know what my future is, Darien," she said, "I want to be surprised! And meeting Rowen was a big surprise! It was the most wonderful experience I ever had and I wouldn't give it up for anything, even to be with you!"
"She's right," Rowen wrapped his arms around her.
"But Serena…." Darien moaned, "I loved you…"
"You didn't' seem to lately," Serena whispered, "I'm sorry, Darien, but I never have stopped thinking of Rowen. I choose to be with him."
Darien looked at Rowen, "You put her up to this, didn't you?"
"No, man," Rowen muttered, "we're just in love with each other."
"The Moon Kingdom is in trouble if she falls in love with you!" Darien shouted, pushing Rowen, forgetting that rowen was in armor and couldn't' be hurt.
"Darien," Serena took his hand and pushed it away, "I'm sorry, really, but I don't love you anymore and I don't need you to save the moon Kingdom. Rowen could become the King of the Moon."
"Me?!" Rowen gasped.
"Rowen?" the other Warriors gasped.
"No, that can't be! I wont' let that happen!" Tuxedo Mask barked.
"It's not your decision, Tuxedo Mask," Sailor Moon whispered, "it's mine and I decide to be with Rowen." She stepped back into Rowen's arms.
"The lady has made her decision, my friend," Rowen turned around and started walking away with Serena, "so if you really care for her, you'd accept it, like I did."
"Goodbye, sailor scouts," Neptune said, "Until we meet again."
Uranus smiled over her shoulder and they both walked off, leaving the others behind.
"They never want to stay and chat, do they?" Kento asked Sailor Venus. Sailor Venus shook her head.
Tuxedo Mask stood not able to move a muscle or say a word. Feeling sorry for him, Sailor Mars walked up to him and put her hand on her shoulder, "are you going to be alright?" she asked.
"Mars, how could she do this to me?" Tuxedo Mask asked.
"She didn't mean to. She just, well, fell in love with Rowen," she explained, "the ronin warriors have become very close to us."
"I'd like to be alone for a moment."
"Sure. Hang in there, okay?" she smiled faintly and walked to Ryo, who wrapped his arm around her. Kento picked up Sailor Venus and placed her on his shoulder and Artemis sat on his other shoulder. Sage wrapped his arm around Jupiter's waste and Sai took Mercury's arm. Sailor Mini Moon looked at the others and then at Tuxedo Mask.
"Hey there, Mini Moon," Sailor Mercury asked, "want to come with us?"
"No thanks," Sailor Mini Moon said, "I'll stay here with Tuxedo Mask."
Sailor Mercury nodded and the others left.
"Darien?" Sailor Mini Moon whispered, "I'm sorry."
"I'm surprised you're still here after what your mother just did," he groaned.
"I'm not going anywhere, dad. I wouldn't leave you too." Sailor Mini Moon said. "Besides, I live in the future and you're still my parents. It's a different time and dimension and I know you love me. I'll take you there with me if you want. You don't' have to stay here and be alone."
"Thanks, Mini Moon," Tuxedo Mask said, "but that seems like the easy way out. Serena would expect me to do something like that. Besides, haven't you made a friend?"
Mini moon nodded, "Hotaru. She's my best friend and the whole world!"
Tuxedo Mask smiled, "I think you should go see her."
"And leave you alone?" she asked.
"I'll be fine," he told her, "just go."
Mini Moon jumped into his arms and he picked her up. He held her for a while. "No matter what happens, you'll always be my father. You and Serena will always be my parents and we will always live in the moon kingdom happily ever after. No one could take that away. What Serena chose is her own destiny, he own future and that is what she wants."
Tuxedo Mask placed her on her feet and she ran off to see Hotaru.
Tuxedo Mask stood there all by himself, feeling lonely as hell. He sighed, "Serena, you've made your choice and I just hope you're happy with it."
Serena smiled as her mouth received another kiss from Rowen. His bangs tickled her face and she giggled. He smiled and stroke his finger down her cheek. She was so happy that she made a decision on her own and no one could take that away from her.
"How do you feel now that you made a big decision all on your own?" Rowen asked, his lips millimeters from hers. They pressed their foreheads together and his dark blue kanji sign and her crescent moon symbol glowed, merging with one another.
"Like a normal teenager," she said with a big grin. It made him laugh.
"Good Serena, good." They kissed each other again. A kiss so sweet, so pure, that both Rowen and Serena treasured for the both of their lives.
The End. (I'd like to ask who you think Serena should be with, Rowen or Darien? Sure, Dariens' cute, but I just think it's wrong that Serena's life's all planned out for her and she didn't make a choice!) Review!!