The memory maimer looked down at Neo Moon, who was lying on
a sterile table.
"What," the maimer said pleadingly, "what did
you do to me?" her voice sounded almost human.
Deep within herself, in another place, Neo Moon was floating
around in a dark black nothingness.
Where am I? She wondered to herself.
"Go away!" she shouted.
She was falling and there was no way she could stop.
"What's happening to me!" she cried.
"Where could Rini be?" Serena paced the living room.
"Relax, Serena, she'll be fine," Darien said as he stopped her pacing and offered her some hot chocolate.
Rowen stood up, "excuse me for a minute." He
decided that it would be best if didn't hang around while they were talking
Ryo was with Raye watching her read the fire so she could
find away to find Rini.
"Hey, Yuli, have you seen Rowena?"
"I swear, it just happened!"
"I didn't' mean to kiss Rowena," Yuli said, "we were just talkin' and…"
Rowen smiled, "Kiss, what kiss?
"Oh, crap…" Yuli moaned.
"And I know you've also been kissing Rini," Rowen said, "So you're going to have to talk to Darien too…"
"She's outside!" Yuli blurted, "I don't know what she's doing and I didn't kiss her, she kissed me!"
"Well, let me ask her that…" Rowen turned around.
Dear God, I'm dead! Yuli thought, biting his nails.
Rowena was outside like Yuli said.
Rowen started clapping, "that's my girl!"
Surprised, she turned around, "Rowen--I mean, Dad!
"You're pretty good with that thing," he mentioned, nodding to her bow.
"Well, I take after you," Rowena said, "you know."
"Wanna do it together?" he asked.
He called upon his armor and he stood next to her holding
his own bow.
"Yeah," they both pulled on their strings and sent
their attacks into the sky.
"Not bad," Rowen commented as he placed his hand on her head, "you sure did earn that armor, didn't ya?"
"Thanks," Rowena smiled and blushed.
"Now tell me," Rowen said, "why did you kiss Yuli when you know he likes your sister?"
Rowena gasped, "I didn't kiss him!
Rowen folded his arms and cocked his head with that "give me the truth," look.
"Well, okay," Rowen said, "but in the future, I just might ground you for something like this!"
"Yes, Daddy," she moaned.
"What if Rini saw you?" he demanded.
"Are you done yet?" she asked.
"Yeah, I suppose so," he said, "now go to your room!"
She groaned as she started dragging herself back to the
house, "but it was just a small, tiny kiss…I didn't even like
"Rowena, where are you going?" he demanded as he went after her.
Rowena looked at the ground, feeling some odd
"I think I know where Rini is," she said, turning
around and looked up in his eyes.
"You sure?" Rowen asked.
"I don't know but I hope I'm right," she looked back at the ground.
Rowen ran back into the house and everyone was wondering why
he was in his armor.
They followed him outside where Rowena was waiting for them.
"Rowena, you know where Rini is?" Serena asked.
"For her sake," Rowena said, "I'd better be right."
"Well, where?" she demanded.
Rowena lowered her eyes.
Rowena cleared her throat and raised her voice, half-angry,
"Why would she be?…" Serena trailed off.
She was feeling sensations from the ground again and they
were leading down the street.
"Okay, Rowena," Rowen said, "just try to be
one with your armor.
She nodded and took an arrow out of her quiver.
"Nicely done," Rowen smiled and placed his hand on her shoulder.
"Let's go, sailors!" Serena said, "Moon Armor Power!"
"Mercury Armor Power!"
"Mars Armor Power!"
"Jupiter Armor Power!"
"Venus Armor Power!"
"Armor of Wildfire, Tao Jin!"
"Armor of Halo, Tao Chi!"
"Armor of Hardrock, Tao Gi!"
"Armor of Torrent, Toa Shin!"
The girls became armored sailors and the guys became the
"Whoa, nice duds, Yuli," Kento commented.
"Thank Rowena," he said, giving her a smile then
looked down when he saw the glare in Rowen's eye.
"Do you know why the human's memories tapped with your programming?" another maimer, in the form of Molly, asked the maimer in Rini's form.
"Something about her memories," she replied in
Rini's sweet voice, "they were pure and sweet…just too sweet. Didn't the
memories of the human you took do something to you?
"I do not understand," she said.
"I can't seem to get her memories out of my head,"
she said, "I keep seeing images of a white flying horse, and a man with
white hair, many girls laughing together and just so many faces, so many
memories!" again, her programming went crazy and she fell down, clutching
"We may have to terminate the human," a memory maimer in the form of a man said.
"No," she said, shaking her head, "we can't."
"What is wrong with you?"
"Can't you see that?" the maimer said, "can't
you tell that something strange has happened to me?
"That it is impossible," other maimers noted.
"But memories are more than just data!" she cried,
"they are special, they are pure.
"We can't cry nor laugh," maimers said.
"Don't you realize what we're doing is wrong?" the
pink-haired Rini look-alike memory maimer demanded.
"How dare you!" their master bellowed, "this
is not why I told you to bring the human with you!" he looked at the
others, "let this be a lesson to you.
"Yes, master," they all replied.
The maimer couldn't help it.
"Stop!" Rowena of the Strata Moon shouted.
"Who are you?" the Memory Maimer Master demanded.
"I am Rowena of the Strata Moon!" she replied, "and I have come to return the memories back to everyone and one of those people happen to be my sister!"
The armored sailor scouts and warriors stepped up behind her
and looked the base over.
Yuli saw the memory maimer who he thought was Rini on the
The maimer looked up at him and again, Neo Moon's memories
flowed through her cybernetic mind.
"Rini, are you hurt?" he started to run to her but Rowena stopped him.
"No, Yuli," she said, "That's not Neo."
"Of course it is," he said.
"I know it looks like Neo Moon," she said,
"but it's not.
"I don't care," he groaned, "I just have to
get to her," he pushed Rowena away.
"Go away," the maimer said, "I'm not who you think I am."
"Neo Moon, don't worry, everything will be fine," he helped her up.
"I'm not Neo Moon," she pushed him back slightly, "she's--augh!"
"Hey!" Yuli cried when the memory maimers' master
put a shocker at her neck and she fell down.
Sparks were buzzing around her body.
"Foolish robot," he said.
"You are sick!" Rowena shouted.
Murdock had dark eyes and black long hair.
"Look who's talking!" Yuli shouted.
"I'm more than a man," he said, "I'm a god."
"What's wrong with you?" Sailor Moon demanded with
"I do not have time for this," he said, "destroy them!" he ordered his memory maimers.
Yuli thwacked his silver Kendo stick across one of the
robots and Rowena fired an arrow straight at Murdock.
"Stop, my comrades!" the memory maimer gasped and pulled herself up.
"How many times must I short circuit you until you finally die?" Murdock demanded with a growl.
"I still have her memories in my head," she said, "and I wont' die until they go back to hers!"
"Then you destroy them," he said and pointed at
the scouts and warriors, "starting with this one."
"I can't," she mumbled.
"Go, Yuli," Rowena urged.
"I can't do it either," he said, "she looks
just like Rini and she has her memories.
"She loves him," the memory maimer noted, "I can't."
"I command you to terminate him! Do it!"
"I'm sorry," she sniffed and raised her hand to
Yuli closed his eyes and froze, "I understand," he whispered.
Rowena loaded an arrow to her bow and aimed it at the maimer, waiting for her to fire at Yuli.
The maimer stayed there with her gun level. She couldn't do
"Traitor!" he shouted and groaned in pain.
The other maimers looked at him and back at Memory Maimer
They finally realized that he was only using them as
"I'm returning the memories back to the child," Memory Maimer 0001 said, "If I am to have any memories at all, they will be my own."
"No, you fool!" Murdock shouted.
"Then that's a sacrifice I'm wiling to make," she
said and used the last of her strength to hobble to Neo Moon. She placed her
hands back on Neo Moon's head.
Rini heard a voice that sounded much like hers.
She heard some familiar neighing. "What?" she
"Don't you remember me?" the horse asked.
Neo Moon touched the large feathered wings, "Pegasus, I don't remember."
"Try," he said.
There were bubbles floating around them.
"Sailor Neo Moon," he breathed and knelt down in
front of her.
Rini now called Pure Lady stepped back and gasped,
"wait a minute," she moaned.
Pure Lady smiled and threw her arms around him; "I thought I'd never see you again!" she started laughing the cute little laugh that stole Helios' heart.
"I'm afraid that this is only a dream," he said
"No, Helios," she mumbled.
"You still have people that love and worry about you," he told her, "and I have people who are counting on me."
"Elysion," she said.
"Will I ever see you again?" she asked.
"Oh, Pure Lady," Helios smiled and cupped her face, "of course, as long as you dare to dream, I'll be there waiting to carry you."
"Thank you, Helios."
"It's finished," Memory Maimer 0002 sighed and
fell to her knees.
"Wait," Yuli ran to her and knelt down in front of
her, holding her face up.
"Of all the memories I saw," she gasped, "you
were my favorite…. and hers too.
"I will never forget what you did for us," he said, "You want a memory of your own?"
"More than anything," she moaned.
"Then remember this," he kissed her forehead slightly and thanked her again.
Memory Maimer 0002 collapsed in his arms and shut down
forever, with a content smile upon her face.
"Cowards!" he growled.
"Your maiming days are over, Murdock!" Sailor Moon shouted.
"I still have some maimers left," he said and
clicked his fingers and twelve maimers stepped out.
"They're us!" Rowena cried.
"Take their memories and eliminate them!" Murdock commanded.
"Arrow Moon Shock Wave!" Rowena sent her attack to
Sailor Moon reached her hands up and a pair of the moon
swords appeared in them (remember from my other story Adventure of a
"Mercury Hammer Ice Chiller!" Mercury sent a blast of freezing cold ice blocks but then the counterpart Mercury held up its hammer and put a shield of ice around her.
"Mars Arrow Seek and Destroy!" she sent her fire arrow to the Mars Maimer but it grabbed the arrow and the fire added onto her.
"Jupiter Lightning Fence!" she put a fence of lightning around her opponent but she simply jumped out of it.
"Venus Chain Whip Snap!"
"Our powers do nothing!" Jupiter snarled.
Yuli whirled his silver kendo stick and whacked his opponent
in the head.
"Now what are we supposed to do?" Mars said, "Mercury, think of something!"
"Me?" she mumbled, "well, I don't know!" she put on her visor but she got no signs of anything that could help, "they're us, that's why our powers have no effect!"
Neo Moon sat up and groaned, oh my head, she thought
and focused on the others, "oh no!" she jumped to her feet,
"Moon Beam Rose Aim!" she sent her attack down the others and it
didn't do anymore than tickle them.
She heard Pegasus neighing and she changed back to Pure
"Rini," Yuli mumbled, "you look so…"
Rowena stepped up and the same dress appeared upon her.
"Murdock," Fancy Lady said, "Take my memories."
"Yours?" he said.
"Rowena, what are you doing?" Rowen shouted.
"I can tell who is a human and who is not," she said, "so take them. Spare my friends."
"Don't be crazy," Yuli said.
"So be it," Murdock agreed and nodded for the maimer in Rowena's form to come to her and take her memories.
When it placed her hands on Fancy Lady's head, she bared her teeth, pushed her hand into her face, "How do my memories look?" she growled and poked her eyes.
"Still call yourself a god?" Fancy Lady
"Let's do it, Sailor Strata Moon," Neo Moon said.
"Yeah," the held their scepters together,
"Full Moon Glow Penetration!"
"Let's get out of here," Yuli said, "the place is going to cave in!" he wrapped an arm around Neo Moon.
"Yuli," she mumbled, "where did you get…?"
"I'll explain later, okay?" he said and they ran
out of the underground base before they were buried alive.
"For robots that took away humans' memories,"
Mercury said, "they weren't' all bad.
"I'm surprised that they returned the memories back," Sai added, "but that was the greatest thing I ever saw in my life."
"She saved Rini," Yuli said.
Sailor Neo Moon looked up at the sky, thank you, Helios.
"Yuli, that was some kiss you gave Rowena," Kento blurted.
"How did you know about that?" Yuli demanded.
"I saw you guys," he replied.
"What?" Rowen shouted, "Why didn't you say anything?"
"Shh, shut up!" Sailor Strata Moon snapped.
"Kiss?" Neo Moon mumbled, "You're not hiding anything from me, are you?"
"Okay, I confess!" Strata Moon cried, "It was
just a tiny kiss. We didn't mean for it to happen.
"Yeah," Yuli said.
She blushed, "Oh man…"
Sailor Neo Moon shrugged it off, "that's alright, and just never let that happen again, okay?"
"Wow," Yuli and Strata Moon exchanged glances, "I'm surprised she didn't yell at us!"
"Could you guys give us a moment?" Sailor Neo Moon asked.
Tuxedo Mask folded his arms and Sailor Moon tugged on his
"Hey, Daddy!" she cried.
"Come on," he said, "I swear you are just like your mother!"
Neo Moon giggled as she watched her sister be dragged
"Okay, Strata Moon," Neo Moon smiled and waved at her.
Yuli sighed and shook his head.
"Shut up," she said and wrapped her arms around
his neck and gave him the biggest kiss in the world.
When it ended, Yuli said, "wow, I'll never forget that kiss."
Neo Moon smiled, "you look very strong in that armor, Yuli," she commented, "You came to help me, didn't you?"
He nodded, "I wanted to do something to help you.
Neo Moon laid her head upon his chest, "oh, Yuli,"
"I'll never forget how much you mean to me," he told her.
"Never forget me," she begged.
"I could never forget you," he said as began
stroking her hair.
They shared another deep kiss, one that neither of them would forget.
@-----,------`----- A rose for all.