Title: Dreaming in Gold
Author: Girl Who Writes
Prompt: July 1 - A dream is nothing but a ghost
Characters: Setsuna/Minako
Word Count: 105
Rating: PG
Summary: For her, dreams and hauntings are one in the same.
Notes: Written for LJ's 31_days community. Part two to follow in a day or two.
Disclaimer: The characters of Sailor Moon belong to Toei, Bandai and Naoko Takeuchi. I make no profit from this fan-based venture.

She sees her in her dreams; iridescent gold and smiling. Venus. Inanna. It's almost as if she's alive again. She wants to reach out to her, to beg for forgiveness.

Inanna is always trying to say something to her, in those dreams and yet, all Setsuna can hear is the silence of the Time Gates.

(She should have protected Inanna. Should have never left her alone to fight. Should have never left her alone to die.)

And when she wakes up, the golden figure doesn't completely disappear. She lingers, not longer smiling, no longer glowing quite as luminously.

No longer a dream, but a haunting.