Sailor Moon: Dark Serenity
Prologue

Sailor Moon lifted the Ginzuishou high and focused it's power on the crystal encased
woman before her... her own future self; Neo Queen Serenity. The light of the Silver
Crystal shone brighter and brighter, before Sailor Moon collapsed in an exhausted heap.

Nothing had happened.

"Not even Sailor Moon can help mama!" Chibi Usa cried out in anguish, before turning
away and running from the room.

The other senshi moved to catch her, but were stopped by Tuxedo Kamen. "She needs to
be alone. Besides, she'll be safe inside the palace's shield."

"No." Sailor Moon said forcefully as she picked herself up "What she needs is her
mother." As she started towards the door she smiled ruefully "I guess she'll have to make
do with me."

***

But Chibi Usa had wandered beyond the shield. Walking through the ruins of Crystal
Tokyo, before she sat on a lone swing set which was still standing. She just couldn't
believe that Sailor Moon and the Ginzuishou couldn't save her mother. This coupled with
the recent revalation that it had been her who had accidentally disabled Crystal Tokyo's
defences was more than this little girl could bear.

"I'm sorry mama... I just wanted to be like you..." She quietly sobbed.

A low laughter echoed around her. "Now is the time for me to act!" Wiseman appeared.

Chibi Usa got off the swing and started to run, but found herself frozen in place.

"You were safe inside the palace little rabbit." Wiseman taunted her "But out here there
is nothing to protect you from my powers."

"Wrong!" A voice shouted "Moon Princess Halation!!" Waves of pink energy and
crescent moons smashed into Wiseman, causing the cloaked figure to stagger.

"Sailor Moon!" Chibi Usa cried, the control over her was broken and she ran to hide
behind her saviour.

Sailor Moon smiled at her future daughter before glaring at Wiseman. "She has me." She
said, her voice dangerously low.

"Yeah! Sailor Moon will beat you up you big meanie!" Chibi Usa stuck her tongue out
at him.

Keeping one eye still on her opponent, Sailor Moon turned to Chibi Usa "Run to the
palace Chibi Usa, get the others." she whispered urgently.

"But I wanna-" she tried to protest.

"Hurry!" Sailor Moon urged.

Nodding reluctantly, Chibi Usa started running as fast as she could back to the palace.

"Where do you think you're going rabbit?" Wiseman moved to intercept the fleeing girl.

"Moon Tiara Action!" Sailor Moon threw her tiara straight at his head, the impact
caused him to collapse. His empty cloak and crystal ball fell to the ground.

"I know it can't be that easy." Sailor Moon said angrily "Get back up! I won't forgive you
for threatening my daughter!" She did her poses "In place of the Moon, I'll punish you!!"

Wiseman's crystal ball flashed a skull face and rose into the air. The robes soon followed,
and Wiseman pulled himself back together. "Very well Queen of the White Moon." He
said agreeably before immediately launching a massive blast of dark energy straight at
her.

Sailor Moon cried out in pain as the wave of dark energy forced her to her knee's.
Wiseman continued his assault, until the pain became too much and Sailor Moon
slumped unconscious.

Wiseman prepared to make the killing blow, when Demando suddenly teleported before
him. "Do not kill my queen!" His eyes flashed angrily.

Wiseman silently cursed Demando's obsession with Serenity. While it did make him
easier to manipulate, it was still annoying. "Of course, my prince." Wiseman said,
knowing that Demando wouldn't catch the sarcasm in his voice.

Cradling the unconscious Sailor Moon in his arms, Demando looked lovingly upon her.
"You ran from me once, but you will be my Queen." He murmered before teleporting
back to the Black Moon with her. Wiseman followed suit.

A few minutes later, the Sailor Senshi, and Tuxedo Kamen who was carrying Chibi Usa
arrived on the scene.

"Where is she?" Sailor Mars demanded angrily.

Sailor Mercury activated her mini supercomputer and scanned the area "A tremendous
amount of dark energy was unleashed on this area." She reported.

Chibi Usa and Tuxedo Kamen both looked up to the sky.

"Mama...?" Chibi Usa questioned

"Usako..." Tuxedo Kamen breathed, sensing his beloved was in great danger.

***

Usagi moaned as she woke up. "Where am I?" She asked. Sitting up and looking around
she saw she was lying on a bed in a large, well decorated room. Demando stood by the
door. "Not again..." She muttered, shaking her head.

"I'm surprised you woke up so quickly." Demando commented "But I really shouldn't be.
You recovered fast the last time we met." He walked over to stand over the bed she sat
on.

"Are you going to try the same trick you did last time?" Usagi asked wearily.

Demando didn't bother to reply. Instead, his third eye appeared and he tried to hypnotise
Usagi.

Her eyes began to glaze over, Demando could feel her submitting to her will, but then
there was a flash of light and Usagi regained control of her senses. Her hand lashed out
and she slapped him hard across the face.

Demando touched his cheek in shock. "How did you...?" He got out before she angrily
interrupted him.

"Love isn't something you force on someone!" She said, her eyes blazing fury "It is a gift
between two people, you cannot make a love where none exists!"

Before Demando could respond, Wiseman appeared in the room with them. Turning to
the uninvited guest, Demando sneered "I'm busy Wiseman. What is it?"

Wiseman reigned in his impulse to put the arrogant prince in his place "My apologies
Prince Demando. But I have a better way of turning the Queen to our way of thinking."

Usagi shrank away fearfully.

***

Usagi floated motionless in the air above Wiseman.

"It will be a challenge to warp someone with so much love in their heart... but I will
make you remember a past which will break that heart!" Wiseman gloated.

***

Inside Usagi's mind was a confusing jumble of shifting images and sounds. To most it
would be meaningless, but Usagi was reliving her most painful memories.

"I don't love you anymore!" Mamoru said coldly.

Usagi sat hunched over inside a phone box, crying her eyes out.

"Who is Mamoru? I am Endymion of the Dark Kingdom."

"You're worthless and unfit to be our leader!" Rei snapped.

"I hate you!!" Chibi Usa cried.

"Mamoru tried to save a weakling like you!" Rei sobbed.

"Sailor Moon... Die!" Endymion threw a black rose at her.

"Why do you hate me?!" Sailor Moon cried out.

"I hate weak girls." Tuxedo Kamen answered sharply.

Sailor Moon cried out in pain as the black rose surrounded her,

***

Wiseman smiled. Even with all her love, she had much pain. It wouldn't be as hard as he
had thought to warp that pain to fill her heart with hate.

Demando watched impassively. This was pretty boring from his prespective, but he
wasn't about to leave Serenity alone with Wiseman, he had been becoming more and
more insubordinate lately.

As Wiseman worked his magic to change Usagi into a warrior for the Black Moon, a
switch turned over in Usagi's mind. She changed into her Princess Serenity form.

Wiseman and Demando both started, neither knew what was happening, and Demando
felt even worse when he noticed Wiseman's confusion.

Then Princess Serenity started to change. Her silver-blonde hair changed into black with
the occasional streak of sunflower blonde. Her silver princess gown changed into a
shimmering black dress which clung to her figure.

She floated down to face the pair and opened her eyes. They were still a crystal blue. The
crescent moon on her forehead had been changed into an inverted black crescent moon.
Her eyes lifted, and it was almost as if she could see the mark on her forhead. An
expression of extreme distate flickered over her lovely features before the black moon
symbol disappeared to be replaced with the golden crescent moon. "I have no allegiance
to your pathetic Black Moon." She sneered.

"What... who are you?" Wiseman asked fearfully.

"I am the Messiah." She smiled evilly "But you can call me... Dark Serenity."

***

Author Notes: Yes I know that was short, but it was really just a teaser. Future chapters
will be longer. And hey, the more reviews I get, the more inspired I become and the
quicker I write, so, tell me what you expect from this fic, what you thought of the intro
and such. Just bear in mind that this is going to be pretty dark stuff.