Title: Somebody to Be

Author: Moi Fah

Genre: General/ Friendship

Topic: Sailor Moon

Theme: Counterpart

Version: Anime

Rating: K

Word Count: 192

Feedback: If you feel so moved...

It was no secret to them, or their friends either. Everyone now and then, even complete strangers often, said that the two girls resembled each other. A rather odd case of 'something jumping the fence'.

Hino Rei and Tomoe Hotaru could have passed for twins if they wanted.

And yet one thing held true...they couldn't have been more different if they tried.

Hotaru was meek, Rei was outspoken in her opinions. Rei had a fiery temper, whereas Hotaru had the bad habit of letting people walk all over her. Hotaru was very much of the time in a weakened state, but Rei was a towering consort of strength. Rei was passionate in everything she did, and yet Hotaru's disposition always seemed a little uncertain.

The younger girl had come to realize her faults in comparison with the Martian princess, and despite her adoptive parents and Chibi-Usa being her main idols, Rei soon found her way onto this list too. If she could be just like Rei, but then no...if she could be just a little bit like Rei, then exact "counterparts" they would be.

Rei was more than ready to help.

This was a short piece I wrote over 2 years. It's obviously a comparison fic between Mars and Saturn, but it was written as a reply to SMMFFC in the month of May of 2009. I actually managed to win Best Interpretation of a Theme. The theme was Day 22: Counterpart. I thought I'd finally post this since I've hit a bit of writer's block with my other stories...