A/N: I would love to thank my few but faithful readers thus far. I appreciate your reviews immensely; to several of you, I have even published a reply via PM. I am sincerely glad you enjoy my story. I also apologize it has taken so long for this story to finish. Thank you for your patience, and of course, as always, read and review.

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Hades, Sailor Moon, Sailor Saturn, and Sailor Pluto watched Charon as he wandered around, apparently terrified of his surroundings. "What is this place?" he cried out. "So cold….ahh there are ghosts over there! Protect me!"

Pluto exchanged a glance with Hades. "It's nice to know your brother is so brave," she said with a small laugh.

"Who are you people?!"

Hades stood up and walked over to his brother. "Why don't you come back to our castle? We have a lot of catching up to do, brother."

"Brother?" Charon asked. The two brothers began to walk towards the castle, both talking to one another. Hades make it seem like Charon had a tragic attack of amnesia, never telling him the full details of what had occurred. It seemed as if he did not want to remind his brother of their previous fight so that the two of them could start anew.

Sailor Moon crossed her arms and asked Pluto, "So tell me again what's going on. Karma was very brief when she came to get me."

"I want my answer first," said Saturn, staring at Pluto. "Why did Charon say you were going to exchange me?"

Pluto looked sadly at her daughter. "Charon wanted you for his evil purposes. Once he found out you, as a baby, were the child of the planet Saturn, the scout of destruction, he wanted to exploit your power. I refused to give you up—and I realized then why you were born here in the present instead of the past."

"Why?"

"Well, I had to return you to the Silver Millennium. It was the safest place for you to be—far from Charon's reach. I left you with the outer scouts, including myself, to guide you and protect you." Sailor Pluto sighed. "That's why you have no memory of your mother—I had to leave you as a child for your own protection. Now you are grown, and can use your own power under your own free will."

"Oh. So you did abandon me."

"But only to protect you!"

"I think I understand," she said. "I think it may take some time to get used to all of this, though."

"Would you like to stay for a while and get to know your father and me?"

Saturn smiled. "Yes, I think I would like that."

"So let me get this straight," interrupted Sailor Moon. "Without knowing who our Hotaru was, you wouldn't have known who your child was. So if you hadn't gone back to the past, we wouldn't have our Hotaru. But if you didn't return Hotaru to the past, then the present Hotaru wouldn't be here…but you did go to the past…so…oooh my brain hurts…"

Saturn giggled and Pluto smiled. "Do not worry about it, Princess. It is done and over with. Now let us go on to our future—together," the time scout declared, gazing at her precious daughter.

"Yes, let's go. I'd like to see your castle," Saturn said.

Pluto corrected her. "Our castle."

As the trio walked to the castle together, Pluto looked at the tallest tower above her and thought, Thank you, Fate.

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THE END.

Another Note: If you would like to read more about Sailor Pluto and the Underworld, or just Sailor Pluto in general, let me know. I hope I'm portraying her very well—she is a mysterious character by nature and not a lot is said about her in the manga or anime. I've taken a few creative liberties in my stories and have become very attached to Trista's character. Hopefully you enjoyed this as much as I have.