Crossings: Prelude

Time: 20th century; Earth; Tokyo, Japan Tsukino Usagi's house.
"AHHHHHHHHH!!! I'M LATE AGAIN!!" Usagi screamed running out the door.
"Usagi! Hold on! Take some breakfast with you!" her mom yelled at her.
"No time mom!" Usagi squawked back doubling her speed.
"That girl.oh."
"Good morning!" Chibi-Usa said bounding down the stairs," I'm ready for breakfast!" Usagi's mom smiled and nodded.

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Time: 20th century; Earth; US; Shane Jones's house.
"Oh man! What a day! *Yawn!* I feel tired." Shane said yawning hard, "to hell with the computer. I'll just work on it tomorrow." Shane yawned again and fell asleep in his bed.

Crossings .in the Open

In every person's life a great event takes place that can change a person forever. Sometimes, when they want it.other times.when they least expect it.

Crossings.the Battle Begins

The bell tolled 8:30 as Usagi crashed through the school gates. "I'm.late.*huff-puff*...*big breath*. Oh boy.I need a break.Miss Haruka will probably give me detention again," she groaned heading for her first period class. She stopped in front of the door and sighed deeply.
She opened the door and everyone's eyes were on her. "Well Tsukino- san.nice you could join us.I hope you have a good reason for being late.again," Miss H said.
Usagi half-smiled and chuckled nervously saying, "No.no reason.*nervous chuckle*"
Miss H replied, "Well then, I guess you have no reason to stay for detention tonight."
Usagi groaned and moved to her seat.meatball style hair flopping a little as she sat down. "I hope this day goes by quick," she thought to herself.

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The other side of the Earth, and in another dimension.
*BREEP!* *BREEP!* *BREEP!* Shane's eyes opened slowly as his dimensional wrist communicator breeped like mad. "Damnit.who the hell.this damn hour!!" "*Yawwwwwwwwnnnnn* This is Shane.you have any idea what time it is here?"
"Hey Shane." Sabin's face appeared on the communicator, "What you up to?"
Shane tried yelling at him, "What does it look like.I'm trying to sleep!" He looked at him in a more ugly than already fashion. "You wake me up at this hour.and unless it's something worth getting up for.there will be some SERIOUS butt-kicking. Now.what do you want?"
"I need you here tomorrow around say.10:30 p.m. can you make it?"
Shane moaned a few more times.finally he groaned, "I'll try.but I'm not making any guarantees." He turned the watch off and climbed back into bed. After about 15 minutes of tossing and turning he opened his eyes."Jesus! I can't sleep now.hmmmm," he looked over at the tape of anime lying on his dresser. Lurching for it, he grabbed it and popped it into the VCR. He sighed as he watched his anime and relaxed deeply as he watched more. After about 10 minutes he was fast asleep.

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Next day.
Shane moaned shutting off his alarm clock. He turned his body up in the bed and turned this way and that until he heard a crack. "Dang.that was a rough nights sleep!" He got up out of bed and made noticed his left eye wouldn't open. He ran his finger through it as he made his way to the bathroom. Looking into the mirror he moaned, "Crap! I think I got the pink- eye!" Shane turned back toward his room thinking that all he wanted to do was sleep. By the time he made it to his door he was hacking up a storm. "Sore-throat, stuffy-nose, fever, headache.yep.pink-eye AND the flu.can life get any better?!" Shane moaned again and shut the door to his bedroom behind him.

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Tokyo.
"Usagi-chan! Wait up! Ami yelled running toward Usagi.
"Ami-chan! What are you doing coming home from school this late?" Usagi asked.
"I stayed to study in the library.nothing different there.let me guess.you had detention tonight?"
"Hai Ami-chan," Usagi lowered her head in disgust.
"So.did you remember?"
"Oh? Huh? Remember what?"
"We have a meeting at Rei-chan's today."
"Oh yeah!"
"Yeah! You'll remember to come won't you?"
Usagi nodded, "I will Ami-chan"

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US.
"My head!" Shane said putting his hand on his head. He was a grotesque mess.one eye sealed shut oozing hideous goop, and crusty remains of crud hardening on the eyelid. His other eye contained some crud, but he wiped it away quick as a tear. Shane looked over to his watch, "*sigh* I don't even have enough strength to tell Sabin that I won't make it! How will I get to it." Shane thought intently. "MOM!!" Shane yelled as the burning sensation struck at his vocal cords releasing sheer waves of pain. Shane clasped his throat and reached for the Asper-gum. Fumbling with the packets he pushed one out.it took 5 minutes however and he was gasping for breath and started puking. After the wrath of hell, his mom entered and asked him what he wanted. "My watch.can you hand me my watch?" he whispered hoarsely.
"Sure." she replied getting the item, "here you go," She left the room shutting the door behind her quietly.
Shane turned on the watch with the push of a button. Within seconds a picture of Sabin appeared. "This is-JESUS CHRIST!" Sabin looked stunned at the sight of a hideous looking human being, "What the hell hit you?!!"
"I got pink-eye.and the flu.*harsh coughing, mumbling of pain in throat* I just wanted to tell you that I won't be coming tonight.*more coughing and more mumbling*"
"Yeah.you get some rest!" Sabin said very surprised at the condition of his friend.
"I won't be coming unless I.heh.get about 100% percent better.fat chance of that though.heh.sorry."
"Well then I'll see you.get better soon!" the picture turned off and Shane lay back in his bed helpless. Shane moaned and went to sleep.

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Tokyo.
"Usagi! Light's out!" her mom yelled.
"OK mom!" Usagi yelled back.
"You never listen to your mom, and go to bed this early unless something great is happening the next day!" Luna said watching Usagi climb into her bed.
"Yeah.Luna *yawwnn* I need to be up bright and early for my excursion. Mamoru and I are going to watch the sun rise tomorrow morning.*romantic sigh* it's so romantic! *giggle* night Luna."
"Goodnight Usagi-chan." Luna walked off the bed to the window. She jumped out the window and quietly slipped into the blanket of the night. At first she didn't know where to go.but after a few minutes of thinking she decided to go to the arcade that Usagi used to hangout at all the time. "It's nice to know that the world is safe.but it's been to quite lately."
"Hey.Luna!" a voice called from the darkness of the alley.
"Who-" Artemis appeared from the darkness. "OH! Artemis! You really gave me a scare there. What are you doing out at this hour of the night?"
"Minako's asleep and I thought I would wonder out for a bit considering I wasn't tired, well that and tomorrow's Saturday, *chuckle*, so what are you doing out at this hour.it's not safe unless you have a strong male escort."
Luna laughed, "Well then, escort why don't you take me to someplace where we can relax and just talk for a while hmm?"
"That would be just dandy." Artemis rubbed his head against Luna's neck. Then the two headed into the darkness of the alley and then.were gone."

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US.
"Must.get.outta bed!" Shane pierced as he fought to get out of his steaming bed. After a brief struggle he made it out and stood up on his own power. Shane pushed, tugged, and tore his body apart trying to get down the stairs. "Jesus! Couldn't we have just put the comp' upstairs!?" After a brief few minutes he was down the stairs. After a second of catching his breath he turned the comp on and let the system do it's thing.but instead of going to the password screen after booting the system.a humming sound started. Shane started to look around for the origin to the sound. After finding nothing he turned his attention to the screen. Instead of seeing a screen for a password he instead found a little man standing in the middle of the screen. The figure had on a gray suit that lapped around his body similar to something that a high-ranking officer might wear. It's eyes red with evil and a mouth that just seemed to drip with evil intention.
"Well I'll be.is it possible that even the greatest fall to common things such as a cold?" a voice spoke.
"I think I heard the doorbell ring," Shane said trying to get away and coughing harshly.
The being waved his hand once and a massive black object opened in front of Shane as he tried to exit the room. "Please sir, I beg of you to help my accomplish my mission."
"I'd love to.uh.I didn't catch your name"
"That doesn't really matter if I don't get your help."
"I'd love to, but if you haven't already noticed, I'm sicker than hell!"
"If you help me I have treatments that can cure your illness."
Shane thought for a second, "Let's see here.go through the portal to an unknown land and help someone, plus I would be better, or.stay here and be sick.not a hard decision.OK.I'm in." The being gave a devilish grin as Shane walked through the gate. His body went numb and his eyes lost sight for a bit. When he reawakened he tried to move his arms and legs without success. He turned his head and noticed that metallic clamps banded them. "What is this?!" Shane screamed as he fought to break free.
The being entered the room from a door that suddenly appeared, and then disappeared as quickly as it appeared. "You said you would help me.I will make sure you keep your promise." The being came closer and a tray full of odd-looking instruments appeared beside Shane. "I said that in return I would cure you of your illnesses. That's what I'm setting out to do right now."
Shane relaxed, "What kind of evil are we fighting?"
"Scouts."
"Scouts?"
The being waved his hand and a picture appeared in the wall. Shane screamed and tore at the restraints even harder as the man put him under. The man looked at the image. "Well brats, it seems that I'll get my revenge after all!" The man laughed and the room echoed the laughing perfectly.

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Tokyo.
Usagi was already gone when Luna woke up. "Oh! That girl." Luna shook her head.
"Well, well, well." a voice spoke with a hint of pride.
Luna spun around startled, "What!?"
The shadow slowly stepped into the light revealing a human. His dark, illuminating, black armour shone brightly off the sun, "I thought you would have sensed my presence when I came in a while ago."
"A while ago? How long were you in here! Who are you!?"
"You're right. I have yet to introduce myself. Forgive my rudeness. I am the General. I command the forces of darkness and I will say to you right now. You're pathetic Sailor Scouts don't have a chance to defeat us!" He pulled out a gun and fired it at Luna. The burst smacked Luna in the side knocking her off of Usagi's bed. "All's well Jedite. I'm sending you the cat now."
"Excellent General. Now change into Luna and keep an eye on our foes," Jedite replied.
"Understood." General bent down and picked up the stunned Luna. Pushing a button on his armour a portal opened. Smiling evilly he put Luna through the portal.
"Mom! I'm home!" the voice of Usagi said trampling up the stairs. When she opened the door to her room she screamed. "Luna!" the cat lay injured on the floor.
Usagi's mom ran up the stairs to Usagi who was crying. "What is it?!"
"Luna.she's been injured!"
Luna began to move slowly, "Mrrow?" she meowed weakly.
"Luna? Luna!" Usagi embraced the cat in her arms crying happily. "Are you OK?"
Usagi's mom breathed a sigh of relief and said, "Why don't we take her to the vet to get her checked out." Usagi nodded and her mom disappeared from the doorway. Chibi-Usa was on her way up the stairs and passed her mom.
She peaked into the door, "Is Luna.OK?"
Usagi nodded. "Yeah.she's OK.*sniffle*"
Chibi-Usa entered and pet Luna on the head softly. "Poor Luna."
Usagi looked at Chibi-Usa and hugged her. She looked at her again and asked her, "Hey.Chibi-Usa-chan.why are you back here in the past again? I thought that you would be happy to be living with your family again."
"Yeah, but a few months after I got home my mommy.*giggle* told me that something evil was approaching again. She said that I should come back incase you guys need help."
Luna stirred slowly and spoke in a soft scared tone, "Usagi- chan.*groping in pain* I tried to stop the robber.but I couldn't.*groping in more pain*.but.I heard him say that.he was looking for the Silver Crystal.oh."
"The Silver Crystal? How could an ORDINARY robber know of its existence? Only a few know of its being here!" Usagi gasped.
"I don't know.but.*more pain*.this person seemed to know.*pain* I was.able to catch a glimpse of his face.*pain again* before he shot me."
"Was it a yoma?" Chibi-Usa asked.
"No.he was.human.a regular human."
"Let's go Usagi!" Usagi's mom said showing up in the doorway.
"K." Usagi answered. She finished her sentence by thinking, "Maybe a fire reading can help us with this ROBBER!" as she alerted Rei on the Scout communicator.

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The REAL Luna awoke inside a cage. "What tha-! What is this place?! Where am I?!"
"Calm down dear kitty.for the soon we will drain you of all your energy, and I don't want you to waste it for no reason!"
Luna began to sweat as the figure stepped closer to her. When he came into view Luna was stunned. "YOU!"
"Yes.did you miss me cat?"
"Far from it creep!"
"Yes, after my failure I was put into the land of eternal sleep. Little did the Queen realize I had figured a way to come back before hand. After she died from the hands of the Princess I escaped but I knew that I couldn't beat you alone. I searched from dimension to dimension looking for the right person to manipulate.until I met someone. General is nothing more than a pawn, but a powerful pawn he is! Once he is of no more use I drain him as well.and in do time.NO ONE will be able to stop me! It was almost too easy to convince him to help me. He was sick and I offered him cleansing!"
"You lied to him!"
"No Luna.he was sick.I healed him.but in return for my cleansing of him he as to help me overcome the evil in this realm.that is.you."
"You cruel piece of shit!"
"Yes, *sigh* I know.hehe.I just hope your wussy Sailor Scouts can handle my General's incredible power.but.even the greatest champions fall. Because.eventually.he will give me the power he wields.for.the General has power.yes.power.beyond anything in the whole damn cosmos!" The man walked back into the shadows and laughed heartily.
"Oh! There must be some way to warn the Usagi-chan and the others!" Luna thought to herself.

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"So.how is she?" Usagi asked the veterinarian.
"She'll be fine," the veterinarian replied with a friendly smile, "About all she suffered was a sprained right leg and a bruise from where the she was hit with the object."
Usagi breathed a sigh of relief, "When will she better?"
"Give her a week or so and she'll be back to her old self in no time."
Usagi smiled and took Luna back out to her mom. "She'll be OK.now let's get home *giggle*!" Usagi bounded into the car happily and shut the door behind her. The car started and took off back to Usagi's house. "Oh! Mom, I'm heading over to Rei's house for a while.I don't know when I'll be back though,"
Usagi's mom nodded, "Mmmm.be home in time for dinner."
Usagi smiled and giggled a little. The car stopped in front of its destination.Usagi's house. Usagi picked up Luna and went up to her room. She set Luna down on the bed quietly as not to disturb the sleeping cat. "*giggle* sleep well Luna," Usagi whispered shutting the door quietly.

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"What is your status General?" Jedite queried.
"She's a fool.she doesn't suspect a thing. I suggest we start of the next phase of the operation," General continued, "but we must attack with caution."
"Huh?" Chibi-Usa thought opening Usagi's door a little, "Oh my! What is Luna doing talking in a different voice for? *Gasp!*"
"What? Huh!" Luna turned her head as Usagi's door closed abruptly.
"What is it?"
"We've been found!"
"Can you take care of it?"
"Yes." General replied smiling evilly. "I'll just use something from within the memories of my mind that can take care of this situation.and if need be.those blasted Sailor Scouts! Flame Mammoth.ARISE!" Usagi's room shook a little. Then, a small beam of light entered and brought forth the being.
"I am Flame Mammoth! Servant of the General," it bellowed in a deep, gruff voice.
"Go Flame.and capture that spy!"
"*loud snarl* yes! I will do as you command!" A burst of flame lit the room and then the Mammoth was gone.
General turned her attention back to the man, "I have sent my memory.the reploid Flame Mammoth to kill the brat.*giant evil laugh*!"

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"AHHHHHHHHHH!!!" Chibi-Usa screamed running towards the dojo where Usagi had gone. "What is wrong with Luna?!" Chibi-Usa thought panting heavily and streaking around a corner. "OOFF!" Chibi-Usa groaned running into someone. "I'm sorry sir!" she said as fast as her vocal cords could move.
"Hey Chibi-Usa-chan relax!" the stranger said.
She looked up at her victim and smiled, "Mamo-chan!"
"Hey squirt! What are you doing back here again?"
"I can't tell you right now I'm sorry, but I've got to get to Usagi- chan! Something's wrong with Luna! I think someone is an impostor posing as Luna!"
"What? Are you sure?"
"Yes! It was scary she was talking to some evil looking guy!"
"Where is Usako then?"
"At Rei-chan's, she went there for a fire reading to shed some light on whether there might be a new enemy approaching."
"Then I'll go with you. I have a feeling that if the other Luna IS an impostor and she knows you know who she is.then she's probably got something chasing you!"
"Clever deduction young man!" a voice grumbled from nowhere.
"What?"
"Ha ha ha ha!" the Mammoth appeared making Chibi-Usa scream and hang onto Mamoru, plus the locals around the area ran away from the Mammoth. "Hand that brat over!"
"What! You're either dumb or just crazy to think I would just give her to you!"
"I think you're the one who should answer that question considering you're in no position to be making idle comments. So.let's see how you react once you've had a taste of my flame! Eeeyaaahh!" The Mammoth took a deep breath, and then released flames of burning coals and smoke.
Mamoru dodged quickly and landed a few feet from the blast. "Let's go Mamo-chan!!" Chibi-Usa tugged at Mamoru as she took off for the temple.

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"Sorry I'm late guys!" Usagi said entering the temple doors.
"We would worry if you were ever on time!" Minako laughed.
"Why did you call for this fire reading anyway Usagi-chan.you never even told me," Ami said, "but at least you remembered the meeting."
Usagi looked blank, "There was meeting today?"
Rei sighed, "I knew she would blank on it."
Everyone laughed and Usagi raised her hand to quiet them. "I asked for the reading because I think there's a new force of evil in our realm. I have a hunch because someone was looking for the Silver Crystal today."
The other girls gasped and looked at each other. "If this is so.then this someone isn't human!" Rei said sitting down in front of the fire. The other four girls sat down cross-legged behind Rei and relaxed themselves as Rei began to chant a little.
After a few minutes the flames roared high, and crackled with fight. "Look!" Usagi said as soon as the flames had died a little.
"It's Chibi-Usa-chan and Mamoru-san.they're being attacked by.a creature.uh.robot.something!" Minako spoke up.
"Whatever it is.Scouts.we know what to do.Moon Eternal, Make up!"
"Mercury, Crystal Power, Make up!"
"Mars, Crystal Power, Make up!"
"Jupiter, Crystal Power, Make up!"
"Venus, Crystal Power, Make up!"
The five girls began to change from regular 16 year olds into the Sailor Scouts.sworn to protect and defend the Earth from evil. "All right Scouts," Sailor Moon said, "let's go help Chibi-Usa-chan and Mamo-chan!"

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US.
Sabin came down to see how Shane was doing that afternoon. "I wonder how he is," Sabin thought, "I didn't get to talk to him cause I got grounded from the phone.but.I'm glad I can ride to his house and chat for a while.I know he was sick on Thursday but.I haven't heard from him since!" Sabin shook his head and sighed.
When Sabin got into view of Shane's home somehow he knew that something was wrong. "What is this weird force I'm feeling?" Sabin got to the house and noticed all the cars were gone. "Odd." He knocked on the door and there was no answer. So he let himself in as the many times before. When he entered he immediately headed down the flight of stairs and into the computer room "What the?" He stared at the gate in front of him. "A gate.!" Something beckoned to him and he entered the gate without thought.

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Tokyo.
"Hey, I thought that this is where the vision told us that the battle was taking place," Sailor Moon said.
"I can't believe this!" Sailor Mars said in shock, "I've been wrong about a reading but never this far off, and look! There's not even a trace that a battle went on at all!"
"I knew you would fall for a cheep trick!" a gruff voice laughed.
A thing unlike any the girls had ever seen appeared. In one arm was Mamoru and in the other.Chibi-Usa. "Mamo-chan! Chibi-Usa-chan! Who are you and what do you think you're doing?" Sailor Moon demanded.
"I'm Flame Mammoth.who are YOU?"
"I fight for love and justice! I am Sailor Moon, and I say on behalf of the moon, I will punish you! So you better hand them over nice and peaceful."
Mammoth gave a grin lightly then snarled, "Fat chance girls!" The thing began to throw balls of concentrated oil at the Scouts, but had no luck dousing any of them.
"Maybe THIS will cool you down!" Sailor Mercury said, "Shine Aqua Illusion!!" A wave of water emanated from Mercury and started to freeze Mammoth.but Mammoth's body nearly warmed even hotter and the shot simply created steam.
Mercury looked stunned, "How can that be! That should have put him on ice! Nothing can generate that much heat in so little time!"
"I know!" Jupiter complied, "but we have no clue what were up against! So be ready for anything guys!"
"Now it's my turn!" Venus finished, "Venus Lovely Chain!" the chain stunned Mammoth momentarily, making him drop his victims. Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Mars caught them as they fell.
"Agghh!" Mammoth growled in roared in rage as he examined the damage to himself. "You'll pay for that brats!"
"Not a chance I'm putting your flame out for good!" Sailor Moon called for an odd looking tier. After powering it up she aimed it at Mammoth and yelled, "Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss!!" The shot tore through Mammoth and he fell to the ground with a loud *THUD*! "That should take care of him," Sailor Moon said confidently.
The crates where Mammoth had landed started to move and Mammoth snarled, "Oh yeah?" He got up quickly and shot pillars of fire at the Scouts burning them harshly. The Scouts were groaning from the blast except for Sailor Mars.who was on the ground unconscious. "And now.to finish you off!" Mammoth picked Chibi-Usa up again, laughed, and charged up to finish off the Scouts with another blast of fire.when a great shot of energy ripped into Mammoth's back. The blast sent Mammoth back to the crates leaving a gaping hole in his arm. "Whoever shot that at me is gonna get a butt kicking! So come down here and fight like a man!"

"Well then you're gonna have to wait longer! Cause your in deep shit!" A beam of unfathomable energy was released and tore into Mammoth.
"NOOOOOOOO!!!" *BOOOOOOM* Mammoth exploded leaving him a pile of dust.
"Hey.are you guys all right?" the voice said leaping from the shadows.
"What happened?" Usagi asked dazed. All the Scouts were back in their regular clothes as the power from Mammoth had been too much for their Sailor outfits.
"Why are we back in our regular clothes again?!" Minako questioned picking herself up slowly and looking at the figure standing in front of them.
"Who are you?" Makoto asked getting back on her feet.
"My name." the figure continued entering the light of view in front of the girls, "is Zerto."
"What is that thing on your arm!?" Ami freaked struggling back up to a standing position.
Zerto looked at the weapon on his arm and smiled, "This, is my X-Buster. Very effective against the reploid you just fought."
"Reploid?" Ami inquired oddly.
Zerto moaned as his head hurt. He shook his head and looked around, "I'm not in Billings anymore," he moaned getting his eye site back. "Where.where.am I?"
"You're in Tokyo, Japan." Ami replied
"TOKYO!!?" Zerto shook his head again and finished, "Well.nice to meet you all.even though I don't know your names.heh!" The girls nodded and he replied, "Well.I'll be off then!" Zerto began to walk out of the warehouse but was stopped by a voice he knew only to well.
"Ohhhhhhhh.wha.what happened?" Rei moaned. Zerto stopped as the voice plucked a chord in his brain. He turned around and looked at Rei as the others helped her.
"I don't believe this." Zerto though, "I'm really in the realm of.Sailor Moon.this.this is like a dream come true.why am I here though?" He moaned as the pain hit his head again. Sh.Shane.Aar.Aaron.Aaron? Who is that?" The pain came again and Zerto crouched over in pain. "Who is Aaron?" he questioned himself. The Scouts noticed Zerto and helped him back on his feet. He looked into the eyes of Rei, who seemed to almost stare into his freckled face and take in his handsomeness. Zerto shook his head and opened his mouth to say something, but couldn't, as he and Rei seemed attuned to each other. "Sailor Mars."
"What?" Rei looked confused at what he just said.
Zerto turned to each of the girls and called them by name, "Venus, Mercury, Jupiter," He stopped in from of Usagi and just looked her over. "Moon.I.I.don't believe this.I'm actually here.but.why?"
Chibi-Usa moaned a little and called Mamoru's name before picking herself up. "Oh man.what just hit me.I feel like a dump truck just smacked me!"
Usagi gasped and ran over to check on Chibi-Usa and Mamoru. "Chibi-Usa- chan?" Mamoru moaned trying to move. "AHHHHH!!" he groaned looking down at his leg. The bone was sticking out and blood was pouring out of the open wound.
"Mamo-chan!!" Usagi cried and put her arms around him, "You leg!"
Zerto walked over to Mamoru's leg and examined it. "Multiple compound fractures to the femur and tibia.not a good thing.I'll need something to help stop the bleeding or he may go into shock."
"Huh.and they said you would never make through the first grade," a voice called from above everyone.
Zerto stood up and carefully listened to the voice, "Shane!? Is that you!?"
General appeared and said in his sinister voice, "Hmmmm.Shane.I don't think I know him.my name.is the General.but now that you know me.why don't you tell me who YOU are hmmmm?"
Zerto looked confused, "You don't know who I am?"
The General shook his head and laughed, "If I did I wouldn't have asked who you were."
"Shane.it's me Sabin?" He shook his head again, "I'm your best friend.don't you remember?"
"Until now you were a stranger.and somehow you dusted my memory. So you are nothing more the a stranger interfering with my plans!"
"You!" Chibi-Usa blurted surprised, "You're the voice I heard Luna talking in.YOU were Luna!"
General laughed again, "Young girl."

"My name's Chibi-Usa you impostor!"
"OK.CHIBI-USA, I have no idea who Luna is and even if I did.I would not care to know who she is.my only goal is.well.you'll find out soon enough!"
"LIAR! I know it was you.I heard you myself and I know it was you!"
"And in contradiction to that I will ASSURE you that I have no idea who this Luna character is that you seem to speak of."
Chibi-Usa turned toward Usagi and Mamoru, "I'm not lying.I know it was his voice.I heard it after you left for Rei-chan's! He was talking to someone else."
Usagi let go of Mamoru and put her hands on Chibi-Usa's shoulders, "You're sure it's him?"
Chibi-Usa nodded vigorously, "Yes! I'm positive!"
"Well.since this discussion is going nowhere, I think I'll get what I came for and leave."
Chibi-Usa ran and hid behind Zerto, "Don't let him get me." she whispered to Zerto and fought the tears of fear.
"Oh.I made her cry.tell you what.I'll make an exchange.instead of killing Chibi-Usa." The General shifted to Mamoru, "I'll take.him!"
Mamoru moaned and was lifted off the ground. "MAMO-CHAN!!" Usagi cried reaching for him. A jolt of energy struck Usagi in the hand and she cried in pain. "MAAAAMOOOO-CHANNNN!!!" she screamed again.
"Shane!! Stop this madness.come to your senses man! This isn't you!"
The General shook his head and a portal opened. "I guess it seems that the tests are over with.the war has started.until we meet again brats." The General laughed taking Mamoru with him into the portal and Mamoru screaming Usagi's name.
The portal was gone and Zerto looked stunned. He thought to himself, "I know your not yourself Shane.somehow.I'll save you!" Zerto turned his attention to Usagi once again who had tears streaming from her eyes.
"Don't worry Mamo-chan," she finished, "We'll save you!"
Zerto looked forward away from the Scouts and raised his arm. Then in a regular voice he yelled, "Zerto-Suit DISENGAGE!" The suit he had worn was gone, and he looked like a regular 18 year-old kid again.
The Scouts stepped back surprised, "Whoa! That was cool!" Rei looked a little surprised.
Sabin looked at himself and noticed he no longer wore the armour. He pondered, "So.that's how to take it off." He looked around at the others who only seemed to smile at him. He turned around fully and knelt down to Chibi-Usa's level. He questioned, "Chibi-Usa.why was that reploid chasing you.?"
"Chibi-Usa could've just seen images of things. She could be suffering from stress." Rei said.
Sabin shook his head, "I doubt it.it wouldn't make any sense why she was targeted by the reploid then.but, just to be on the safe side.how much stress have you been under since you've been here? Last I remember you were back home with your mom.Neo Queen Serenity and your father.King of the Earth," Sabin inquired.
"Hold on a second.how do you know about them?" Chibi-Usa questioned back sharply.
Sabin looked about him and saw the rest of the Scouts as inquisitive as Chibi-Usa. Sabin sighed and replied, "Oh well.I guess I have no choice." He walked over to Rei and began, "By now you've probably guessed that I'm not from here.I come from a dimension that is beyond this one." Sabin sat down on the ground and continued. "I live on Earth.just like you.in the US to be more general. What I hadn't expected was that I would wind up here looking for my friend. I expected him to be lost in a 3-D dimension where I would be myself.I guess I hadn't about 2-D exploration too much. I know of your parents Chibi-Usa.because in my world.you're nothing more than a cartoon.in fact.this whole universe is a cartoon."
A crescent shaped beam emanated from Chibi-Usa and landed on Sabin's forehead. "He's.he's not lying." she said looking stunned.
Minako interjected, "Shane.was he the General that we saw.is he your friend?"
Sabin nodded, "He is my friend, but he almost seemed possessed. He would never willing do what he did."
"And why did you call him Aaron?"
Sabin shook his head. "I'm not sure, something kept telling me that was his name."
Sabin sighed and walked over to an empty area stopping some 50 feet from everyone else. "You think he's OK?" Ami whispered to Usagi.
"I don't know.I think he's thinking though."
"NOOOOOOOOO!!!" Sabin yelled angrily reneging his suit and firing some 70 odd rounds at the ceiling. All the others freaked and dodged the pieces of the ceiling that fell. A tear escaped from Sabin's eye and he swore at himself. "I don't know how he got here.but now.he's evil.I.I just can't face it!
"Sabin." Chibi-Usa said walking over to him, "you OK?"
Sabin sniffled one more time and turned around to face Chibi-Usa. "Yea.I'm OK.I just.I just needed a few seconds to think about something." Sabin looked over at the Scouts and said, "If I'm going to get my friend back.I'm going to need some help. Can I count on you?"
Usagi took the initiative and replied, "Yea.we'll help you get him back.isn't that right Scouts?"
"Sure," Ami said
"Yeah." Makoto replied
"Of course," Minako smiled
"How about you Rei-chan?" Usagi asked.
Rei and Sabin seemed to just stare at each other in a deep intent. Both seemed to be fixed on each other and no one else. After a few seconds Rei shook her head and replied, "Yeah.I'm in."
Sabin smiled, "Thanks," and began to walk out of the warehouse once more.
"Wait!" Ami said, "Where are you going to stay?"
Sabin stopped and turned around, "Wherever fate leaves me." and he continued for the door.
The Scouts looked at him leaving and before he was out the door Rei spoke up, "Hey.Sabin?"
"Hmmm?" he turned around again and looked at Rei once more.
"I could.I mean I could see.well.that is if you don't mind.would."
Sabin smiled and nodded, "Sure." Rei sighed heavily and relaxed her body. "I have a couple questions however," Sabin said coming back toward the girls, "Do you girls still go to school? Cause right now I'm on summer vacation."
Ami laughed and replied, "We have another semester left!"
Sabin groaned, "Shit! Here I thought that I could relax for a second. One more thing.do I have to wear that screwed up outfit?"
Ami nodded again. Sabin shook his head and groaned. "Hey.Rei-chan." Minako whispered, "You sure your grandpa will let him stay?"
Rei smiled and replied, "He has to.he owes me BIG!"
Chibi-Usa seemed intent on proving Luna being a fake thinking, "I'll make sure I have real proof next time."
Usagi looked back at the ceiling and whispered, "I will find you Mamo- chan.I LOVE YOU."

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Next Day.
"*Yawn!* Sabin woke up at the sound of the alarm and shut it off. He scooted out of bed and into a kitchen aroma of fresh pancakes. "Morning Rei," Sabin said passing the kitchen. He looked back in embarrassment and asked, "Where is the bathroom?"
"Second door on the right," Rei replied.
Sabin nodded, "Thanks," and made it into the bathroom.
Rei's grandpa came out of his room a little after Sabin had shut the door to the bathroom. He made his way to the table and sat down. "*Yawn! Lips smack* morning Rei."
"Morning grandpa."
"What time did you get home last night?"
"About 11:00.why?"
Grandpa chuckled, "Must have had a good time last night then.heh."
Rei laughed a little, "You could say that."
Sabin finished in the bathroom and went back to his room. "Oh.hey." Sabin greeted, "I'm Sabin." He put out his hand in the proper greeting.
Rei's grandpa looked at Sabin and shook his hand reluctantly. Afterward he went up to Rei and asked, "Who is that kid?"
Rei turned around and replied, "He's a friend of mine."
"Did you date him last night?" Grandpa said with narrow eyes.
"Of course not!"
Rei's grandpa looked back and saw Sabin was already dressed. "Ok.so you didn't date him.then what is he doing here?"
"He's looking for a friend I guess.that's about all I know. The odd thing is he just appeared and saved my life the other day.I mean the least I could do is give him a place to stay until he finds what he's looking for."
Rei's grandpa moaned and grumbled something under his breath. "All right.he can stay.but he better help with the temple work!"
Rei nodded and replied, "Thanks grandpa.I knew you would understand."
"Look." Sabin interjected, "I don't really want to be interfering. I really do appreciate the hospitality, but I don't want to be an inconvenience."
Rei looked at her grandpa who had sit back down. She shifted back to Sabin who yawned, and smacked his lips. "Well.here.are some hot cakes," Rei said bringing the moist cakes to the table.

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Usagi's room.
"How is your progress coming?" the being questioned.
"Excellent.although we have a new foe.his name is Sabin," General continued showing a picture of Sabin to the being, "he carries something called an X-Buster.it's a powerful weapon that tears apart my memories"
The being laughed, "Then HE will be the next target to get."

"What of Mamoru.and the REAL Luna?"
"Luna is ready to return back to her home she's been drained.Mamoru is still being drained as we speak.but he is still resisting to a degree.he will take a while."
"Yes.but let's get the real Luna back here.I HATE talking with that dirty bitch!" The being laughed and his picture disappeared.but instead a portal opened where his projection used to be. Out of the portal came Luna.the other cat, which also looked like Luna, jumped into the still open portal.
"Now.come back here and explain your plan to capture Sabin!" the being commanded.

"Yes.my master," The conscious laughed and disappeared through the portal.
Chibi-Usa opened the door to Usagi's closet and got out from where she was hiding. "I gotta get to Crossroads High School and warn Sabin!" she said running down the stairs.

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"Have you heard anything new Ami-chan?" Usagi asked as Ami took a bite of her sandwich.
"Nothing yet. I can't even find a record of birth for Shane. No news, no records, no nothing."
"Hey gals." Sabin said entering the room.
"Hey Sabin," Usagi replied back.
Ami nodded and went back to work. She stopped for a second and asked, "Sabin.you never told us the whole story of what happened and how you got here."
Usagi agreed, "Yeah.how did it happen.give us some insight on Shane.anything to help us find him."
Sabin hesitated, and then sighed a little. "All right, but what I told you is all I really know. I'm sorry."
Usagi smiled and said, "It's Ok."
"The only other thing that I know about him that might have any relevance is that he sorta likes Ami.that's about it."
Ami blushed really red and said nothing. Usagi looked completely stunned and said, "Shane.likes Ami?!"

"Don't ask me! He just talked about her a lot! That's all I know!"
"How does that help us?!"
"I told you it might not have any relevance!"
Usagi sighed and said, "This is very confusing for me to understand. I think I'm going to go take a nap in class."
After Usagi had exited the room Sabin looked at Ami and said, "Sorry about that, but that's about all I really know. Anything else that I know is all irrelevant information."
Ami looked up embarrassed and smiled, "It's.Ok."

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"Hmmmmm.where do I begin looking for a regular 18 year kid?" The reploid grinned and laughed. "Of course.the schools!" The reploid changed into a teacher and headed for Crossroads Jr. High.
The General grinned, "Morph Moth is the perfect reploid for this.he is extremely adapt at fooling humans with his disguises."
"That is so, but will he fail.like the last reploid?!"
The General turned toward his superior and said, "You're forgetting.in war, there are winnings and losses for every battle. Mammoth was destroyed but we captured Mamoru. Thus we have two victims already. Thankfully Luna has no clue as to what happened, pending you erased her memory of these events."
"Yes.I guess you're right."
"Remember.losses turn to failures when resources are wasted foolishly. I have seen no resources wasted!"
"Yes.quite right.now.I must rest.I will be sleeping in my quarters if you need me."
"Yes.master."
The being got to the door and stopped, "General?"
"Hmmm?"
"When I wake up.will you teach me how to bring those reploids out?"
General nodded, "Now go get some rest." General waited till his master was out of site, then.he began to meditate.
"Hello Miss Morpho.I'm so sorry we had to call you in.but the English teacher just wasn't his best today," the secretary said.
"Ohhh.that's fine.I'm used to this all the time.so.where is the room at?"
The secretary pointed to a brightly light hallway, "Down there in room 199."
"Thanks!" The Moth walked down the hallway until he found the room. He snickered and entered the room as the class settled.

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"I can't believe this!" Sabin thought, "First day of school and I get detention!"
"You're free to go Sabin," Miss Morpho said, "but before you do, I need you to do something!" The Moth broke its stealth and transformed in front of Sabin. "Let Morph Moth take you to your friend!"
"What?!"
"Ha ha ha!!"
Sabin looked about for an exit but Moth guarded the door. The only way down was a 4-story drop to hard cement! "I guess I'll just pray then!" Sabin threw himself out the window. The Moth looked stunned but followed out the window quickly trailing on his tail.
Moth laughed and gained quickly saying, "I have you now!"
"Now or never!" Sabin thrust his right arm into the air and screamed, "Zerto-Suit! Engage!" A beam of light focused on him suspending him in time. A ray of blue energy shot down into a wire-frame formation on his legs. The frame was covered with a blue alloy and an extremely wicked design. Another shot of energy came forth making a wire-frame body then covering it with some shady purple armour. Finally, a giant ray of pure blue energy encased his hands. Wire-frame after wire-frame formed until it formed a shiny weapon of immense power. Time unfroze and Zerto landed on the ground making a crater of energy. "Meet your doom maverick!" he said charging his weapon.
"Impressive.most impressive! But you will need more than just that ancient weapon to defeat me!" Moth dove in and began to sprinkle a strange dust on Zerto.
"What.are you doing.to me?"
"I'm making you sleepy! Isn't it obvious?"
Zerto struggled fighting the effects of the dust. "Zerto." Zerto's eyes were heavy and weak. He struggled to stay awake fighting the effects. "M.must get.message.to.the Scouts!" Zerto pushed a button on the side of his X-Buster. The effect of the powder was too much and he fell asleep.
"So.finally decided to give up eh? Well.I figured you would!" Moth landed next to his victim. "Like a spider trapped in the Moth's web."
"I believe you've got that mixed up buster!"
The Moth turned around and looked. Standing about 200 feet away was 5 girls dressed in bright Sailor costumes. "And who might you be!"
"I am Sailor Moon! I stand for love and justice! And on behalf of the moon.I will punish you! So now you're gonna be the moth caught in the spider's web!"
"Highly doubtful!" Moth leaped back into the air and began to sprinkle the dusk.
The girls dodged and Jupiter countered, "Sparkling Wide Pressure!"
"Mars.Flame Sniper!" Mars blast cut the antennae atop Moth's head and now it scattered around like a chicken with it's head cut off while trying to find the Scouts.
"My turn!" Sailor Moon said calling upon her tier. "Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss!!" The energy ripped through Moth. He fell to the ground next to Zerto.
Rei ran over to Zerto, "Sabin! Sabin!" she checked for a pulse and breathing, "he's OK.just asleep.
Zerto's watch beeped. "5:00!" Ami said, "It's time!"
"Huh? What are you talking about Sailor Mercury?" Sailor Jupiter asked.
"Zerto made a suggestion that we get some reinforcements in case this gets out of our hands."
"I don't understand" Sailor Moon said.
"Just form a circle and get ready to use the Sailor Teleport."
"But doesn't that take us somewhere?" Venus asked.
"Don't worry, I did some planning and I know how to make people come instead of us going somewhere." All the girls nodded and grabbed hands forming a circle. "Mercury, Planet, Power!"
"Mars, Planet, Power!"
"Jupiter, Planet, Power!"
"Venus, Planet, Power!"
"Moon, Planet, Power!" A great burst of energy emanated from the girls.
Then all of them yelled, "Sailor Teleport!"
"I'm not done yet!" Moth screeched getting up and charging forward.
All the girls screamed as his dust burned into them. "NO! Gotta.get up!" Sailor Moon said groaning in pain.
Just like Mammoth! You can't defeat me with that silly tier!"
"Maybe not! But here's something that can!"
A man came flying out of the sky wielding a flaming broadsword and wearing a ninja style bandanna. "What! NOOOOO!" Moth screamed as the sword pierced its jagged head into the back of Moth. Moth exploded into a bunch of flaming shrapnel. Before he exploded the teen dislodged the sword and had leapt a distance away. All of the Scouts had once again reverted to the regular forms.
"You OK?" the figure asked walking over to Minako and helping her up.
"Oh.my head." Minako said looking up at the broad-shouldered teen. He had hazel eyes, and blackish-brown hair. He wore a ninja style bandanna around his head, and his body was clothed with an Arabic style suit. Gauntlets with the symbol of a dragon ran over his hands coarse and strong. A belt around his waist made for the perfect way to keep hold of his sheath and a gun holster, along with a polished, handcrafted pouch made from leather. A communication device held on his wrist was also marked with a dragon symbol. Minako crinkled a smile and replied, "Yeah."
The figure nodded and yelled, "Ninjitzu! Power down!" The suit on his body disappeared and he asked about, "Which one of you called me here?"
Ami took a step forward and replied, "I did."
Yang nodded, "Understood."
"So.once again friends in high places save your butt," a voice spoke.
"Who are you?! Show yourself!" Yang demanded.
General appeared, "You wanted to see me? Here I am.*evil laughter*! Now! I will dispose of you all on the spot!"
"Shane! Stop!" Zerto moaned as he got up slowly.
General began to glow brightly and focus energy into his body. "General!" a voice called out from nowhere, which only he heard, "Return to base.I have a plan to break these dweebs in half!"
General growled but nodded, "Yes.my master." A flash of light came by and made General disappear.
"So.that was Shane." Yang stared.

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