Modern Sailor Scouts

Darkening of the Moon

A/N: As many of you know now, I am rewriting this story. I was happy with the way it was before, but I feel that I could do so much better with the skills I have gained as of now. With that thought in mind, I plan on adding lots of things to this story as well as maybe remove and review a few things that may not be needed. I hope you guys continue to support me in this and hopefully with this re-writing I'll be able to continue the story.

On another note, I will like to state that I am changing one or two characters names. Kimberly, or also known as Kim, will now be known as Kailee, often going by Kai. I will also be switching the writing style to first person, as I feel that it would be better told from Cassie's point of view. But that will only be from chapter 1, the prologue will not be written in first person. Dreams will always be written in third person.

Disclaimer: I do not own the show/manga/game that is Sailor Moon. That solely belongs to Naoko and Teoi Animations. I only claim ownership of my characters as well as the plot for this story, as I have gone off my own as well as my friends ideas.

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A young woman in her late teens stared upon a blue and green orb in the black yet starry sky. Her long dark brown hair which reached well past her thighs flew in the night wind, two braids hanging just before her ears. She shifted her hazel brown eyes over her slender shoulders to the doorway behind her, listening to the gentle yet joyful music playing in the background. She shifted her position as she stood at the railing around the balcony, dreading the fact that she would have to return to the ballroom once more.

'How I hate dances...' she thought, a frown clearly forming on her slightly pink lips. She found herself sighing, leaning forward against the railing before her. She could not take her eyes off that blue and green orb before her, she felt a sort of longing for the beautiful sphere. The wind blew once more, causing her gold and red dress to fly around her legs. As she sighed once more, she resigned herself to going back to the ballroom behind her.

However, even before she could even stand up straight, she felt a pair of arms circle over her shoulders. She let the warmth upon her bare back envelope her as she sighed in content.

"Princess," a voice spoke behind her, it was that of a male, being a deep tone but also gentle. She turned to look at the man before her, he had a tall figure with a very strong yet lean body. She found herself leaning against the firm body as she lifted her arms up, letting her hands run through his short midnight blue hair. Her eyes locked with his deep emerald, a gentle smile tracing his lips as he looked upon her.

"My Prince" she murmured, holding him tight.

He leaned down as he held her tightly in return, "My Moon Princess" he whispered into her ear.

She couldn't help but smile as she could feel the warmth in his words, words that expressed his affection towards her, his devotion and even more, his deep seated love. "I haven't seen you in forever, my love," she spoke in a hush tone. "Where have you been?" she asked in pure innocence.

However, with that one question, the smile had vanished. His lips had turned to a frown and his eyes held a look of worry in them. The change puzzled her and caused her own face to change to that of concern.

"My love?" she puzzled, hoping for an answer.

At first, he seemed to have trouble trying to think of something to say. She could clearly see how conflicted he was and when she felt his hold tighten on her, she tilted her head at his actions. "I have come to see you," he breathed heavily, "One last time..." He sounded as if he were in pain when he spoke, "I wanted to be with you."

Worry and confusion formed within the pale princess' eyes, "I don't understand" she confessed.

She felt him shake his head, which rested upon her shoulder. She held him in her arms, feeling as if the man she loved had been reduced to a frightened child. "Neither do I, but I feel something," he lifted his head to look into her eyes once more. "Something is coming. I must do my duty and protect my people..." he paused in his statement, turning his face from her.

She felt a sense of worry rush over her and she reach up, holding a hand to his check as she turned his face to her once more, "You can tell me."

He sighed heavily, his eyes holding a look of pain as he looked upon her, "I felt...like I would never see you again."

She smiled gently, it was a sad smile but a smile nevertheless. "Everything will be fine my love," she told him, "Whatever it is that is coming, we will defeat it like all the rest. We will protect all the kingdoms."

He smiled at her, however, it was not his usual smile, it was one of pain and sadness. She pulled him into an embrace, lifting up her head towards him. He looked at her softly before taking her lips with his, kissing her gently. The kiss felt to have lasted a lifetime and it should of, for the kiss was to be remembered for just a long. When they parted, the two simply stood there, arms locked around each other and eyes staring deeply.

"We will survive this, I believe it so" she told him, the warmth and faith true in her words.

She saw him smile a beautiful smile, "I shall believe it too" he whispered in return, holding her tightly once more. At last, she let him release her from his hold and the two simply held hands.

"I will see you soon, my love" she told him, gently squeezing his hands in reassurance. He simply smiled in return, nodding his head that caused his raven hair to bounce.

The two tried to not let the other go but they knew that eventually this moment would have to end. With that thought in mind, his hands let go of hers. Her hands shifted to her chest, holding them together over her heart.

"I love you...my prince" she spoke with longing, already beginning to miss his warmth.

"I, too, My Moon Princess" he replied and he turned, his black cape flying behind him as he departed.

As she watched him go, she felt a sort of ache in her chest. Long after he had disappeared from her sight, she suddenly felt a violent tremble take over the ground under her feet. It felt as if the ground below was ready to give way under her. The rumbling ground caused her to loose her balance as she fell to her knees, bracing herself against the railing beside her.

She could hear the screams of frightened guest and townsfolk, pounding feet and shouts of the guards to head for safety. Amid the chaos, she looked towards the opening into the ballroom to see flashes of colors she recognized, to which she called out to. "MARS! VENUS! MERCURY! JUPITER!"

At her shouts, four girls turned in her direction, all varying in color. Upon one of them pointing to her and another seeming to speak, the four rush over to the princess. "My Lady, are you hurt?" a girl dressed in red questioned, her long straight blonde hair pooled around her as she knelt down beside the princess. She looked at the Princess with worry in her cerulean blue eyes.

The second girl in blue, who had long golden hair curling over her shoulders and down her back, spoke behind the girl in red, "Mars, we must get her Highness to safety."

The third in the group looked around them, keeping an eye past the balcony, making sure it wasn't about to fall with the shaking. Her short black hair trailed slightly down the back of her neck, "I agree with Mercury, it is not safe here" she muttered.

Mars nodded as she helped the Princess to her feet, "Understood, Jupiter. Let's move." The ground began to move when they noticed one had not moved from her position. Jupiter turned back to the other female, her green dress flaring with the sharp turn.

A girl with long light brown hair looked past the railing, she appeared to be fixated upon something else. Her brown eyes seemed to be frozen in a look of horror. "Venus?" Mars called to the female clad in orange.

"Look!" she pointed to the blue and green orb to which the Princess had been looking upon before. The once beautiful sphere was slowly turning to a shade of gray that covered the entire expanse of the orb.

"Nooo!" The Princess shouted, her heart seemed to crush within her chest as she felt a sudden heart wrenching pain. She broke free from the group of girls surrounding her, running to the railing surround the balcony. She reached out her hands towards the darkening sphere, as if she could reach it with her fingertips.

Venus walked towards the desperate Princess and rested her hands upon her shaking shoulders. Upon that simple touch, the Princess violently turned around and feel into Venus' arms, letting her tears and cries out. All of the girls moved around her, feeling her pain and sorrow in those cries. They stood there in silence until they felt that the Princess was ready.

However, before her cries could settle down, the five of them heard a series of clapping from a single individual. Four of the girls turned their attentions towards the doorway which led into the castle. Before them was a group, it consisted of 3 males and 2 females, however, another figure stood to the back out of sight. All but one of the individuals wore masks, a male wore half a mask, covering only his eyes. Upon his lips was a deep smirk, one of which spoke of pure evil intent.

Of the two women, who both seemed similar with their similar style hair, aside from the fact one female had red hair that looked like fire and the other having crystal like blue hair. The two masked males looked entirely different, one lean with dark hair and the other with a large build and golden hair. The figure in the background could not be distinguish aside from the fact they had what appeared to be a dark brown hair color. The final male, with his half mask, held himself in a very noble manner, his long silver white hair falling down his back in a curtain like fashion.

The four girls before the Princess changed their positions in a formation of defense, ready to protect her. The white male simply grinned and the ground shook violently once more, causing all five of the girls to fall to their knees as they lost their balance.

A high-pitched laugh was heard and the girls looked up to see the red haired girl. "That's right, knell before your new-found King" she sneered harshly. However, the blue female next to her shushed her, appearing as if she were shaking her head at the other.

The white haired male moved forward, as if his eyes were locked onto the Princess. The four girls moved to stop him but he blew them back with a slight flick of his wrist, sending them against the railing of the balcony. The Princess pulled her pendent from around her neck but before she could do anything with it, he had grabbed hold of her wrist. She whimpered in pain as he squeezed her wrist tightly, causing her to drop her pendent.

He smirked as he pulled her up off the ground and into his arms, locking an arm around her waist as he continued to hold her wrist. His masked eyes stared deeply into her brown orbs as she struggled against him. "You are mine now," he spoke in a deep yet hushed tone. At that command, he leaned down towards her lips, intent on taking them. However, before they could meet, a flash of light blinded him, thus knocking him back and loosing his hold upon the Princess.

When the white haired male looked to find the Princess missing from his sight, he hurriedly looked for her. He found her within the arms of a dark haired male who stood upon the balcony rail. The white haired male growled as he pointed at him, "You are suppose to be dead!" he shouted in anger.

The Princess looked up upon the male who held her and felt a sudden wave of relief fall over her, "My love!" she gasped in joy. He gently looked down upon her, smiling that warm smile of his before directing his attention once more to the people before them. The four girls pushed themselves to their feet, happy to see their Princess' love there to help them.

An angry screech was heard and they looked to see the red haired female was shaking in fury. She looked ready to pounce when the white haired waved at her. It obviously was a signal, for she and the blue haired female vanished from their sights. The two males also disappeared in a similar fashion. "I will find you, my Angel," he muttered and called up an orb of white and black energy within the palm of his hand, thus sending it into the ground before him. It caused the ground to tremble once more and the balcony before him gave way, sending the 6 of them down towards the lake below. All she could feel was the warmth of her lover's arms around her before the scene faded to black.

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A/N: I prefer now this one looks now, I felt as if the previous prologue had felt rushed and not detailed enough. I thought it looked a little half-assed on the descriptions, which I know I could have done better. Which is what I did in this version, and it appears to me much more now. I hope you guys enjoyed it and please tell me what you think of this revised version.