Hey everyone, I know you're extremely mad at me for pulling the plug on I.T.S version 1 but I decided it needed a total make over because I wasn't getting reviews and I had already got it into my mind I couldn't work on it until I started over from scratch. SO, here it is… drum roll please…… In The Shadows: book one in the Vulcan Princess Trilogy- Prologue.
Enjoy and tell me how you like it. Better or worse, ya know?

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: A Ball tonight of all nights…. It's a bad omen, the new earth, earth in total darkness…. It's a bad omen…: Thought a mysterious guest as she swirled her glass of Moon Wine around, peering into it with a frown, as if its contents held some glimmer of the future but unwilling to share its insight. Staying in the shadows is where she was most comfortable since it was her job to see but not be seen. Setsuna, allowed in civilian attire for the special occasion, was dressed in a somber black dress fitting the formal occasion. The dress had a tight bodice with the straps hanging loose on her shoulders; it flared a bit at the hips enough to give it the look of a regular ball gown but the length of it gave it an advanced look for the time she was in but looked absolutely stunning on her and her alone. Laughter could be heard all around as they waited for the desired proclamation. They awaited the birth of their future Queen.
Looking towards the ballroom doors she shook her head dismissing the idea of an intruder as one of the children wanting to see what the adults were doing.

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Two figures enter the ground floor of the Moon Palace. The Taller figure looked towards her young partner.
'Remember, Tecora, to stay in the shadows. We are to avoid killing anyone, it's not in our mission,' she mind spoke.

'Yes First General,' Tecora replied, giving a faint nod.

Accepting her agreement, the general set the pace, flitting from shadow to shadow as silent as a panther. Passing a slightly open door, the general paused as she heard laughter coming from the room. : What a waste of energy, but being so close to the sun they can afford to be wasteful, unlike us…: shaking her head of the bitter thoughts, she continued towards the stairs looking for the silver door that marked the beginning of the Queen's Chambers. Just as they reached the top of the stairs they heard the wail of a babe and hugged the shadow of the stairs like a glove, watching as the page ran past. A few moments later a great cheer was heard from the ball room. Coming up to Her Highness' room, the partners heard a second wail accompany the first. The General motioned for Tecora to enter as she started to chant softly, drawing runes in the air in time with each syllable.

Tecora Slipped inside the inner suit and stole up to the crib of the first born while the maids and the midwife were busy with the second child.

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Gasping, Setsuna dropped her glass of Moon Wine and ran for the door but it was too late. The child was born and the people of the Moon Kingdom were thronging the door to greet the messenger barring her way to the Queen. Despite her threats and curses at the people who refused to acknowledge her presence much less her pleas for them to move, she knew it was too late, the child would die at the hands of an assassin before she could reach them. The messenger arrived eliciting a great cheer from nobles and commoners alike, drowning out the strangled sob of the Senshi of Time still struggling to break free and get to the great door. Just as she was about to give up hope, she heard a second wail to accompany the first.
"No…NOOO! Get OUT OF MY WAY!" Calling the Garnet Rod, she forcefully moved the crowd away from her, not caring who she insulted. As she finally reached to great door and made her way out she saw one of the assassins carrying a lifeless bundle in her arms and a second chanting in a strange language she barely recognized as she stumbled to the floor, the sign of Pluto flared to life on her forehead as her world turned dark and finally gave up the struggle…

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Slipping into the Queens suits the partner kept to the walls as the handmaids and mid-wife were busy with the second child. Coming up to the first-born's bassinette, she looked around to make sure that no one was looking.
: A girl child, good: she thought as she ran her hand over the baby's frame the child went still. Placing her fingers on the babe's forehead a new symbol flared to life on top of the crescent moon symbol, that of the kingdom of Valcon. Picking up the limp babe, she made the bassinette look fresh and new, wiping all traces of the child off it.
As she left the room she saw that the second child was being brought into the light of day and raised the bundle in her arms so the second-born could see.
: a pity, the sister you shall never know, the twin she will not see grow, in shadows thisone shall hide but in light that one shall fly: the partner thought as she lew silently down the hall towards the entrance of this great palace, The outline still chanting beside her. Joining the chant, the Child they held in their possession faded from the minds and hearts of those in this kingdom. Passing the Ballroom door, a lone figure with a garnet orb staff rushed out only to be caught in the web of their spell. As she fell the symbol of Pluto flashed on her forehead.
'She's going to remember…' Tecora told the outline.
'Yes she will remember but she won't be able to do anything about it. No one will believe her if she tells people the Crown Princess was stolen because, though an unexpected surprise, there was a second child… no Tecora, she will do nothing if she remembers… she is the one who guards time and knows that it is taboo to change time… - mental chuckle- '
Bowing her head to her elder, they left the surface of the moon.

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In a dark Kingdom at the edge of the solar system the two assassins had teleported into a black shrouded thrown room. Removing their masks revealed a woman with dirty blonde hair and jade green eyes holding a child and a tall redhead with golden brown eyes bowing before their monarchs dressed in black.
"Your highness, may we present to you, Your Daughter." Tecora rose and handed the child to her 'mother.
Beaming with pride, the Queen stood and proclaimed, "Behold your new heir, Princess Erora Destinia of Valcon"

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Ok, much better! I'm finally writing it the way I want it! Starting from the Silver Millennium and THEN the present day (makes for a much longer story and fills in the blanks lol) review tell me how you like it and if I see at least 5 reviews in my inbox by Friday night you'll have a new chapter by next Tuesday if not… then I'll get it out when I get it out deal? Deal. Thank you to the ASMR staff who have have been patient with my thick headedness. ( and you guys here owe them a big thanks because if it weren't for them i woulnd't have rewrote the second scene :P )

C ya'll Later,

Desired Rose