Title: Shy Love
Chapter: Prologue
Rating: PG-13
Author: Vikki
Diclaimer: I do not own Sailor Moon....period! ;(

Shy Love

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"Serena, time for school!" Ilene Tsukino yelled up the stairs.

"I'm coming, mom!" Her daughter replied and headed down the stairs. Ilene
smiled as she watched Serena walk gracefully down the stairs. She was dressed
in the usual school uniform. A short black skirt with a white button-up blouse
and black shoes. In the crook of her arm was the black jacket that went with
the uniform with the school sign on the breast pocket. Serena smiled at Ilene
and, giving her a kiss on the cheek and a quick hug, walked out the door and to
school. It was her sophmore year, and she was excited to get there.

Sighing as she inhaled the fresh fall air, she closed her eyes and raised
her head up to feel the wind blowing across her face. She smiled to herself and
started a dance-like walk.

White....It was all around her. People appeared in formal wear dancing. It
was then that she realized that she, too, was dancing. She leaned against the
man's hard chest and rested her head in the crook of his neck. He held her
protectively around the waist and continued dancing.

She sighed again. This fell so right....dancing with this man. Having him
hold her so delicatly and carefully. She reached her hand up and grasped his
mask. Pulling it down ever so slowly, she waited eagerly for visual of his eyes.
She could almost see- WHAM!

She was brought back to reality as someone knocked her to the hard concrete.
She groaned in pain from the impact and sudden weight of the person covering
her body. Looking up she saw an ebony-haired man staring at her worridly.

"Are you okay?" He asked softly. That man nearly ran you down with his car."

She placed her hand to her head and groaned. " Yeah. I'm fine. A little banged
up, but I'll live." He sighed with relief, and she examined him carefully.
Black hair, dark blue eyes with reading glasses, handsome face with tanned
skin, well-shapped body, and the men's uniform for Juuban High School. She
blushed a little, noticing the position they were in and that he still had not

"Um....Could you get off me now?" The young man blushed, quickly scrambled
off of her, and helped her up. Serena shook his hand. " I'm Serena Tsukino.
Sophmore at Juuban High. You go there, right?"

"Darien Chiba. Yeah. I just transferred from Azubu High. I'm a senior." Serena
smiled up at him.

"Well, since we're headed in the same direction, lets walk together." Darien
blushed when she took his hand and pulled him down the street to Juuban High.

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because I'm still working on three other stories, but I will not leave this story
(or you) hanging. Ja ne! ^.~