Amethyst Angel

Written By

Cahira Dawn

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Angels

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
'cos I have been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel the love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

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The ancient prophecies speak of nine soldiers with the duties of the Gods themselves.  The Two to defend the universe, The One to guard the gates of Chronos and The Four to uphold humanity. Then there are the final warriors… The first known by many names, many identities, but in truth she is the messiah of light. Within her is the power of life itself. With her crystal of purity she is destined to follow the path set out by destiny. To save the universe, to create millennia's of peace and harmony again and again. That is her fate. The final and most deadly soldier of all follows the darkest path. With her silver scythe she must destroy the world.  For with death comes rebirth. The rebirth of the messiah's empire. The rebirth of a crystal millennium….           

Far into the future a tide of blood and war overcomes the world.  Many fight desperately for peace. A peace they can hardly dream of. It is in this era that the Gods decide that it is time for the Messiah's kingdom to reawaken. So the soldiers are reborn with no memory of their numerous lives. Sailor Saturn, bringer of destruction also returns. But something always seems to go wrong in every life and this one was no exception.

After all, how can the Gods save their chosen from a human death?

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The girl sat comfortably next to the brown haired boy.  

"You'll protect me won't you Heero?"

He smiled at the violet-eyed girl. The ten-year-old boy sat casually next to his best friend. An eight-year-old with short purple hair and dark, yet innocent eyes. She looked up at him gravely, her pale face solemn.

"I can trust you can't I Heero? You're always saying that you'll be a soldier someday…"

His eyes of Prussian blue shimmered with the true friendship and loyalty he felt in his heart. Hotaru had always been there for him. Even when the other children had revealed that he was trained to kill, someone not to trust. She had still been his friend.

"I'll always protect you Hotaru. I promise."

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"I promise…"

Heero Yuy woke up with a start. His deep blue eyes snapped open as he clutched his head in his hands. His breathing was hard and laboured as the old pain of loss and guilt swept over him. He didn't want to remember. The pain… it was too much. Why did he have to feel this way? Couldn't he forget her death like he so wanted to?

His little firefly…

The little girl who had become his first friend. He still remembered her tinkling laughter, her sweet smile. Maybe it would be all right to remember. Just for a little while he could feel again. Alone in his room. In the silence…

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 It was a thunderous noise. The bomb exploded in a small city, wiping out that section of the colony. Heero Yuy was worried, angry at the destruction, but when he found the name of the city… Only terror filled his heart.

He'd ran all the way there. Even then he'd been a strong athlete. It was not long before he saw the rubble. The remains of Hotaru's hometown. He'd rushed past all the paramedics and the firemen into an area empty of the bombs fearsome flames. It was just dark there. Dark and empty…

"Heero…"

Her voice had been so weak, so quiet but he had heard it. Scrambling to a pile of brick he had pulled it away to reveal Hotaru's tiny body. Blood drenched the remains of her white nightgown and only a faint light touched her deadened eyes. Holding her in his arms he could feel the coldness touch her skin. She was dying, his little firefly.

"Hotaru, I have to get help! I'll be back and you'll be fine. You'll…"

"Its alright Heero." She smiled weakly. "I know I'm dying. Just stay with me. I don't want to die alone."

Pulling her closer he cried quiet tears. They were silent, but she still saw them. Reaching up one pale hand she brushed them away leaving a tiny stain of blood in her wake.

"Don't cry Heero. You're still alive. Maybe you'll find some more friends someday."

She smiled again and a shudder ran through her body. A bright light glowed in her fingers, passing away from her body. A warmth touched him, linked with him…

Her arms fell limply to the ground as her life dimmed and faded. She was gone, his only friend was gone.

"I'm sorry Hotaru. I broke my promise. But I'll get revenge… Hotaru…"

Many more tears fell from his eyes as they changed slowly in the darkness. Coldness filled them, and emptiness. He was alone now. He'd betrayed his little firefly. They were his last tears. The tears of a child.

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Author's notes:

I have revised this chapter… again! Some changes have been made in certain parts of the story so I hope you re-read it.

Please R&R!!