Disclaimer: I do not own any of these Sailor Moon characters except for Lydia. This takes place in the first season of Sailor Moon and since it was a long time ago, this probably won't make a lot of sense. It's toonami's fault that they took SM off the air in the fist place!
Note to Flamers: I've noticed this story has gotten a few flames lately. I know this story is a Mary Sue. I didn't plan on writing it that way it just came out like that. I've tried making small changes to it. If you don't like stories with OC's, dont' read this story and don't flame it. This story is old and the story idea came to mind in a hurry. If you want to try reading it and decide you don't like it, all you have to say is: "I didn't like this story." There is no need for insults. I know Lydia isn't the perfect Irish girl and I appologize about that. I can't please everybody.
Over The Rainbow 1
The New Girl
A short Irish girl with ginger braids lifted water from a well. She wiped the sweat from her forehead with her sleeve. "Sure is hot today."
"Lydia," said a voice.
"Yes?" Lydia turned around and her caretaker, Madam Indigo walked toward her. "What is it?"
"Lydia, I must speak to yeh." She said.
"But Madam Indigo," Lydia began, "I need to finish my chores."
"You can finish that another time," Madam Indigo told her. "This is more important. Come inside. There is something I need to show you."
"All right," Lydia said, following her inside the small house. "What is it?"
"Do yeh remember about the story of the moon kingdom?" Madam Indigo asked.
"Yes. It's quite a story."
"Well, it's more than just a story," Madam Indigo said. "It's real."
"True?" Lydia furrowed her brow. "How do you know?"
"Because a little cat just told me," Madam Indigo turned around.
"A little cat?"
"Lucky," Madam Indigo called and an orange and white cat with thick fur approached them.
"Hello, Lydia," he said. He sat down on his hind legs. He had a rainbow on his forehead.
"You can speak!" Lydia exclaimed.
"Aye," Lucky nodded. "I need to be able to so I can train you."
"Train me for what?" Lydia demanded.
"The moon kingdom Madam Indigo told you about actually existed. Now listen closely. There are five sailor scouts in Japan in battle with Queen Beryl," he explained, "and you must help them. Long ago, Queen Beryl attacked the moon kingdom and your mother, Queen Azure, a friend of Queen Serenity, created the rainbow crystals to trap Beryl's seven shadow warriors. Now she wants them back and it's up to you that she does not get the crystals.
"Is this for real?"
"Yes, Lydia," Madam Indigo told her. "I found Lucky yesterday and he told me all about it."
"How can I find the crystals?" Lydia asked.
"Like this," Lucky grinned and his rainbow birthmark began to glow. Two rainbow-colored jets streamed from it, creating a white locket with a shamrock on it. Next to the locket was a 6-inch long wand with a shamrock on the top. He pointed to the locket first. "This is your Rainbow Prism Locket. It will glow the color of whatever crystal ye are near. It can also give you to the power to change into Sailor Rainbow. Just say 'Rainbow Prism Power.'"
Lydia mouthed the words to lock it in her mind, mumbled, "Got it," and picked up the locket. "Well, what's that thing?" She nodded to the wand.
"Your Shamrock Wand," she replied. "Ye can use this to attack your enemies."
Madam Indigo handed her backpack with some clothes, pictures and other things. "You're already packed. I will come with you and I'll stay as long as you'd like."
"Thank you, Madam Indigo," Lydia said, placing her shamrock wand in the backpack and then strapping it around her shoulders. "I'd rather not stay in a strange place on my own. I'll miss Ireland too much. I already do."
"So shall I, lassie," Madam Indigo agreed, "but this is destiny."
"Oh no, I'm late again! I'm so busted!" Serena panted as she ran to school, her bag slung over her shoulder and her long streamers of hair swishing back and forth. She jumped up the stairs and hurried down the hall to her first class. "Sorry I'm late!" she exclaimed as she opened the door and slammed it behind her.
"Glad you were finally able to join us," the teacher grunted, standing with her hands placed on the shoulders of a new student.
Serena blinked as she looked at the new student. She looked right back at Serena in the same manner, as if they were buddies that have grown apart and then finally reunited.
'She looks so familiar to me,' Serena thought, staring at the new girl. 'Where have I seen her?'
The girl's reddish-orange braids came to her shoulders with green rubber bands at the end to secure them. She had a few freckles on her cheeks and arms and her eyes were indigo. She wore a uniform matching Serena's, except the skirt fell passed her knees and was hunter green and her bow was violet with a round locket with a shamrock. She had a petite and slender build.
"You may take your seat now, Serena," the teacher said loudly, to break her out of her trance. Some people laughed. Serena took her seat, the one next to Molly's.
"As I had told you, Lydia is from Ireland," the teacher went on, "I hope you will be help her feel welcome. Lydia, take the seat behind Serena."
"Ah, thank yeh," Lydia chirped and took the vacant seat behind Serena.
Serena turned around in her seat, "Hi."
"Top of the mornin' to ye," Lydia said.
"So, you are really from Ireland, huh?"
Lydia smiled and nodded. "It's beautiful over there."
"Miss it, huh?"
Lydia and nodded, "Yes, I do."
"Y'know, this might sound kinda strange but--"
"Serena, you can associate later," the teacher scowled, "let's start the lesson now, please."
"Yes, ma'am," Serena mumbled, moving her path of vision to the teacher and the board.
Throughout the class, Serena and Lydia both wondered, how and why they felt they knew each other.
The bell rang, signaling for the students to go to their next class. Lydia stood up to put her math book in her backpack carefully enough that Serena didn't see her shamrock wand. "I hate math," Lydia muttered.
"Oh, me too!" Serena exclaimed, "Oops, my pencil!" Her pencil rolled off her desk and she tried to reach for it.
"Here," Lydia picked it up and handed it to her.
"Thanks," Serena said, "I'm so clumsy!" she giggled and picked up the rest of her stuff. The two girls walked out of the room together. "That's a nice brooch, Lydia. I like it."
"Why thank ye," Lydia blushed, holding her hand on it. "I like yours too. Where'd you get it?"
"It was a present," Serena said.
"Mine too," Lydia said.
Serena blushed and rubbed her forehead, "Um, this might sound a little funny but…do I know you from somewhere?"
"No, I don't think so," Lydia replied. "I lived in Ireland all my life and this is my first time from home."
"Yeah," Serena said, "thought so. Sorry. You just look so familiar to me."
"That's funny," Lydia smiled, "I was thinking the same thing."
"Really? Whew!" Serena wiped her forehead. "I thought it was just me. Maybe we just knew each other in another life or something."
"Perhaps," Lydia commented.
"Well, as far as I'm concerned," Serena stated, stopping in the hall and pulling on Lydia's shoulder to make her stop walking, "I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship!" she held out her hand for Lydia to shake.
Lydia stared at it for a while then to Serena's eyes, with a surprised and yet blank expression on her face. Then she smiled and shook Serena's hand courteously. "Aye, Serena. I think so too!"
"Hey, you want to do something after school?" Serena questioned. "I can show you all the neat places and the hot guys here!"
"I'll appreciate that," Lydia said.
"Good," Serena said, "I'll meet you at the flagpole outside, k?" Sounds great. See you then."
Lydia waited patiently at the flagpole for Serena. "Am I at the right flagpole?" she asked herself as she checked her watch. She looked up and saw Serena running down the steps.
"I'm so sorry!" Serena cried. "I had some homework to finish."
"Quite all right."
Serena walked Lydia around town and showed her the sites. They stopped at the diner and then the comic book store.
"Look, the new Sailor V comic!" Serena said, pointing at the comic at the window.
"Who's Sailor V?" Lydia asked, sipping her milk shake.
"Get out!" Serena gasped, "You don't know Sailor V?" she almost dropped her ice cream cone.
"Well, should I?"
"Yeah! I can't believe you never heard of her! Come with me, I want to show you the arcade!" She grabbed her hand and dragged her to the arcade. "Later I'll introduce you to my friends!"
"That sounds great," Lydia said, "thank ye Serena."
"Hi Serena!" Andrew said happily. "Who's your friend?"
"Oh, hey, Andrew," Serena said.
"The name's Lydia, laddie, Lydia MacGreggor!" Lydia exclaimed.
"She's an exchange student from Ireland," Serena explained.
"Yeah, I thought so," Andrew mumbled.
"Come on, Lydia," Serena said, pulling on her hand. "You have to try the Sailor V game."
"There's a Sailor V game too?" she asked.
"Movies? They made movies of this person?"
She led her to the Sailor V game and let her use one of her own tokens to play. "Now, all you got to do is…" she began to tell Lydia how to play the game but Lydia immediately picked it up. "Oh, hey, you're doing pretty well! And you said you never played this game!"
"I haven't," Lydia said.
"Maybe you're just good at games," Serena guessed.
"No, I've never played video games," Lydia admitted. "I'm not much of a game player, you know. I just like to collect good luck charms and things like that. Hey, this is pretty fun!"
"Good luck charms, huh?" Serena said, "So that's why you're having good luck with it! Just look at your score! You're even better than Ami!" Serena exclaimed.
"She's my brainy friend," she replied. "Ami is studying to become a doctor."
"I'd like to meet her."
"Oh wow, it's him!" shouted a girl frantically. "Game Machine Joe!"
"He's the best game player in the universe!" commented some guy.
Lydia felt some warmth in her chest and looked down to notice her brooch blinking red rapidly. "Oh my goodness," she whispered.
"What's wrong, Lydia?" Serena asked.
Lydia didn't answer. Instead she stood up and started walking around the arcade. "Did ye hear someone say something about a guy?" Lydia questioned. "Best arcade game player?"
"You mean Game Machine Joe?"
"Yes, where is he?"
"There where the crowd of people are," Serena said, pointing to the stuffed animal machine. "Why, think you can beat him at a video game?" she closed her eyes as Lydia approached Joe, "think again, it won't even be---worth it? Lydia? Hey, where'd you go?" As she started walking around to look for her, she felt a tug on her arm.
"There you are, Meatball Head!" Raye snarled. "I had a feeling you'd be here!"
"It never fails," Lita shook her head, "you're always here…hey, where's Andrew?"
"We're supposed to have a meeting today," Ami said with Luna in her arms.
"I forgot," Serena said, "and I met a new friend. You've got to meet her. She's so awesome!" Serena cupped her mouth and looked in the direction Lydia went. "Hey, Lydia!"
"We can meet her later, let's go!" Raye muttered.
"Oh fine," Serena frowned. "I'll see her tomorrow in class."
Lydia pushed herself through the crowd. The closer she got to him, the brighter red her brooch became. 'He's the carrier of the first crystal; the red crystal. I know it. I must get a look at him.'
"Oh, excuse me," Lydia said as she wiggled herself through the crowd. She looked down to the player. He had reddish brown hair, blue eyes and was wearing a blue cap backwards. He wore an orange jacket over a white shirt and blue jeans. He had black-framed glasses. As he was playing the game--he touched the glass with his hand and instead of getting just one toy--he got two.
'Extraordinary,' she thought, 'how did he get two?'
"Hallo, so ye must be Game Machine Joe!"
"That's me," Game Machine Joe said dully, his eyes fixed on the screen.
"The name's Lydia MacGreggor. It's nice to meet you. Say I was wonderin--"
"Yeah, but I got to go now." He made another win and put the toys in a bag. With a bag filled with toys, Joe left. Everyone cheered and asked him how on Earth he was able to do it.
"Sorry, I don't give out my secrets," Joe said and left with the prizes.
'I'd better follow him,' Lydia thought and she went after him slowly. 'Any moment now, someone will be after him.'
Joe jumped over the side and landed awkwardly. "Smooth move, Joey boy," he said to himself. A toy dropped from the bag and he picked it up with his telekinetic power. "Hey, thought you could get away, didn't you? I'll find you a new home." Lydia gasped when she saw what he just did.
'He has a power,' she thought as she hurried to him. "Hey there, laddie, how did ye do that?"
"Are you following me?" he demanded.
"I just want to get to know ye a little better," she said. "So tell me, how were ye pick up that toy?"
"I don't know," he said offhandedly, "I just do." He started to walk down the street and she walked next to him. "What do you want?"
"I'm new here," she said. "I'm from Ireland."
"I could tell by the accent," he muttered.
'Not polite, is he?' Lydia thought to herself. "Look, I just think it's safer to walk in pairs or groups."
"It's broad daylight!" he scoffed. "And nothing weird ever happens here."
"I wouldn't be so sure!" a voice cried. Zoicite appeared in the air about five feet away from him.
"What the?" Joe asked.
"Come on, we've got to get out of here!" Lydia grabbed Joe's hand and turned around, running as speedily as she could.
"Maybe we should split up," he said.
"No! We must stick together!" Lydia yelled.
"You can't run away!" Zoicite shouted, running after them.
"What's going on?" Joe wondered aloud.
"She's after yeh, laddie!"
"Me, why?" he inquired.
"Because you've got something she wants!"
"Right you are," said Zoicite appeared in front of them. "Now, boy, just hold still and it will be over soon."
"Go away!" Lydia hissed, standing in front of him, her arms stretched out to the sides. "Lydia, maybe you should go and get help," Joe said. "Hurry!"
"But--," Lydia protested.
"Yes, girl, go on and go," Zoicite insisted. "You can't stop me!"
"Then I'll find someone who can," Lydia hissed as she got out of sight. 'Sailor Rainbow!' She could hear Zoicite laughing as she used the black homing crystal to take the red crystal from Joe. His screaming was just too much for the petite Irish girl to take. "I can't let him see me transform. All right," she said, looking at her locket and holding her hand over her head, "it's time to see what this wee thing can do! RAINBOW PRISM POWER!"
Her fingernails were magically painted white and then she was surrounded by multi color swirls. As she twirled around, seven different colored ribbons appeared on her arms, torso and legs, creating her fuku. Her fuku was more colorful than the other scouts' with a red vest and back flap and a violet skirt. Both of her bows were indigo. Green, clover-like boots reached her mid-thighs and the three-sectioned sleeves were the primary colors, with red being on the top stripe, yellow the middle and blue the bottom. The three stripes of her glove bands were the secondary colors, orange, green and violet. A white choker appeared on her neck decorated with a shamrock. A golden tiara with a diamond as the gem appeared on her forehead with earrings to match. Her braids lifted up on the topsides of her head with white ribbons and diamond ties and the bottom to secure her braids. A rainbow formed in the background with clouds at the ends and then shamrocks surrounded her on the ground, which she stood with clenched fists.
She turned and picked up the top of a trashcan to look at her reflection. "Not bad," she said with a grin and she gasped at her high, tight and swishy pigtails. It was going to take some getting used to after wearing her hair in looser braids. "What the! Oooh, that looks too girly!" She tossed it aside, "well, I've got work to do anyway."
She walked out of the alley and approached Zoicite. "Stop!"
"You're too late, girl. The first crystal is mine!" Zoicite said as it appeared in front of his chest. "Come to me now." It started to float to her hand but an orange cat jumped out of nowhere, catching it in his mouth.
"Lucky, there ye are!" Sailor Rainbow shouted. Lucky frolicked to her and dropped the crystal in her hand.
"Give it!" Zoicite yelled.
"I don't think so, lassie!" Sailor Rainbow protested.
"Who are you and where are the other sailor scouts?" Zoicite demanded.
"I don't know where they are," Sailor Rainbow retorted, clutching the red crystal and pointing her finger at Zoicite "but I am here to make sure these crystals don't fall in dirty hands like yours! I am Sailor Rainbow and I am going to kick your bloody ahrss!"