Title: Honour Bound

Author: Girl Who Writes

Genre: Drama

SM Monthly Theme: Shame

Characters: Hotaru

Words: 162

Spoilers: All seasons.

Summary: She secretly takes pleasure in recounting every moment of her day, knowing that there are no missing pieces, no lost moments.

Disclaimer: Sailor Moon belongs to Naoko Takeuchi. I'm just a humble fan and make no profit from this fan based venture.


Once, she was ashamed of herself. Of the black patches in her memory ("What happened? Why can't I remember?"), of the look of fear from her class mates; blood under her nails. That inky void in her consciousness that was nothing but festering evil that wanted nothing more than to swallow her whole, to suck away everything that made her herself.

Now, she is new, flesh and bone, not metal and scars. She secretly takes pleasure in recounting every moment of her day, knowing that there are no missing pieces, no lost moments that make her panic and curl into herself.

And that void is no longer – now there is a tiny orb of flickering consciousness that is her other self, that is Saturn, who has witnessed her shame, her loss, her pain and her fear. And now it protects her, it is her power, her birth right and her protector.

There is no shame in the power of Saturn, only honour.