Author's Notes: So, basically, watching a heck of a lot of Sailor Moon in a short period of time, especially when you haven't written in a while, can sometimes be a bad thing. But sometimes, it's a good thing! Because it makes you want to write fanfic about it. I've been into Sailor Moon ever since I was like, 6 years old. I've just never really written in the fandom, mostly because Harry Potter was where the action was at for me. But, here I am, writing a story!
I don't want to give away too much for plot reasons, so here's a prologue to the story that explains why some things are going to be the way they are. It's important to note that this takes place almost right after Stars ends, pretty much, and so the girls' ages are anywhere from 16-18 (depending on the Sailor Senshi in question).
Enjoy! And please don't forget to review. It feeds the soul to get good feedback.
Oh, yes. I also don't own any of these characters. They all belong to the ever wonderful Naoko Takeuchi.
Luna listened to the sound of Usagi's light snoring not too far away from her, further up on the bed. She had tried to go to sleep several times over the course of the last few hours, but to no avail. There was too much rattling around in her head.
Letting out a quiet, frustrated little huff of breath, the dark haired cat uncurled her body and stretched it, then hopped over onto the windowsill, staring out at the starry night sky. Everything seems so peaceful, she thought, just like every other night for the past few weeks. Ever since the Starlights had returned to their home planet, Luna had been expecting some evil force to come to Earth and wreak havoc. It was hard for her not to. After the Shadow Galactica, the Dead Moon Circus, the Death Busters, The Dark Moon, and Queen Beryl…it had been one thing after the next, just another form of evil attempting to bring Chaos to the solar system.
But as of late, nothing like that had happened. There had even been a decrease in the amount of normal crime taking place around Tokyo, which Luna found to be somewhat odd.
"Maybe tonight is the night," she murmured to herself while staring out the window.
Luna continued to focus her attention at the scene in front of her for a few more moments before turning her head to look at Usagi. She looked so happy, so comfortable. At peace.
Tonight, the dark haired cat thought to herself with an affirmative nod. She turned back and slipped out of the Tsukino home through the open window, bouncing off of the balcony and onto the ground below. When she landed she was surprised to see another cat standing right there in front of her.
"Artemis!" she said.
"Hi, Luna." The white haired cat stepped toward the other, giving her a small smile.
There was a brief pause when something clicked inside her head. "It looks like we had the same thing in mind," she told him.
"That the girls deserve another chance at having a normal life? Of course." Artemis seated himself on the warm cement, giving the other a smile. "I know you and I had talked about doing it if things lightened up, and it seems they have."
"For now," Luna said, unable to hide her wariness. She glanced up at the cloudless night sky for a moment. "So I'm going to hope it stays that way. If it doesn't…"
"We can deal with that when the time comes. It's time to think positive!" Giving the other cat a disarming sort of smile, Artemis tapped his tail against the ground. "So then, Luna, shall we?"
She nodded. Then, suddenly, she said, "I want them to stay friends, Artemis. They've all been through so much together. They at least deserve that."
Artemis nodded as well. "We'll make it work."
For the first time in a while, Luna smiled.