Shattered Dreams, Changed Lives

The End, and the Beginning

Disclaimer: I wish I could take credit for Sailor Moon! Alas, not my creation, only this story is.

Warning! Contains Adult Themes and Situations! ADULTS ONLY! NOT FOR CHILDREN!

Previously on Shattered Dreams, Changed Lives:

"No Darien, nothing you did compares to what I've done to you."

"Hey, I don't want my sweet little bunny to cry, she'll ruin the bed sheets. I love you Serena, and I'll never have to forgive you for anything. I was on the edge, and you pulled me back. Without you, I'm just an empty void." She smiled lovingly at him, squeezing his hand for fear of pulling out his IV or breathing tubes.

And now the conclusion...

Chapter 9

"Finally we can all go home!" Rei said, just outside the hospital doors, waiting for her ride, with the rest of the girls. "I know your mom was just looking out for us Ami, but we could have taken care of ourselves you know."

"Yes, but we'd have been coming back all the time anyway to see Darien."

"True, but I can't say I'd wouldn't prefer the drive back and forth all the time."

"Too bad you wouldn't have been able to afford the gas!" They all began to laugh.

"What's taking so long?" Rei said, being impatient and anxious to go back home. Just then Serena pulled up in her mom's van, so they would all fit. "Finally, what took you so long?" Rei shouted at Serena.

"Hey, you try to convince my mom that I won't eat in the car!" Everyone chuckled except for Rei, who was still mad, and Serena, who was being defensive. "So, do you guys have everything? You're not forgetting anything are you?"

"Nope, we were done packing like an hour ago!" Rei said, getting more aggravated.

"Do you wanna stay longer?" Serena said, waving the keys in her face.

"Whatever." Rei said, walking past her and putting her things in the car. The other scouts followed suit and were putting everything in the van.

"Where's Darien?" Serena asked when she realized he was the only one missing.

"Oh, some nurse was signing him out when I saw him last. He should be by the nurses' station."Mina said, Serena bolted fearing someone was hitting on her Darien. When she got to the station, she realized it was an elderly woman who was wishing him well, and giving him copies of his medical records. He was just about done when he spotted Serena, and continued to walk toward her.

"Hey Serena, you didn't have to come and get me, but I'm glad you did." He kissed her cheek, and she blushed.

"Darien, why do you need those?" She said, pointing at the papers.

"Well, since I'm studying to be a doctor, I figured I could use my records as some examples and notes. Firsthand experience is always good, though I'd rather not have more." He winked at Serena.

"Yeah, I hope we'll be at peace, at least for a while..." She was very hopeful, but also afraid of what might come. When they got to the van, everyone was already inside and buckled in. They left the front seat for Darien. He put his bags in front with him and got in quickly, to not linger in the loading/unloading space. Serena dropped all the girls off with well wishes and they agreed to meet at Rei's for a scout meeting, after Serena's class the following day. She purposely was dropping off Darien last, and walked him to his door.

"Serena, please come in so we can talk." She nodded in agreement. She knew it had to be done, but that didn't help her dreading it anyway. She seated herself on his couch, for the first time in what seemed like forever. She brushed her hand over the cushion next to her.

"I can't believe it, I think I actually missed your couch!" She smiled at Darien again, as he seated himself next to her. "So, what do you want to talk about first?"

"I don't know, there's so much to go over. Serena, what I really wanna know is, are you okay? I mean really?"

"I don't know, I don't think I'll ever know," she said, looking away from Darien and toward the coffee table. "The only thing I'm really sure about is that, being with you, is where I belong." she looked back at him.

"I feel the same way. I've told you before, I'll never doubt our love again. I meant it when I said it then, and I still mean it now. Serena, that vow is good forever. Now that we're together, I really wanted to tell you, I'm sorry. Everything got so screwed up, none of that should have ever happened to us. We should be happy, we have a right to be." He began to think about his future self, "We don't deserve to suffer, we're good people! I'm sorry Serena, so sorry. I can't believe what a horrible boyfriend I've been to you."

"A wise prince once told me, 'why do we have to live in the past?' and I couldn't agree with him more. Why live in the past, when you can live in the present and live for the future? Darien, without suffering, how do you know just how sweet the good days are? I love you, and I never want to be away from you again. But if I am, this lesson has taught me, I'll survive. I trust you, and love you. I know that I have nothing to fear, I don't have to cling to your arm like some lovesick schoolgirl and drive you crazy." She chuckled, Darien just stayed serious, staring into her eyes.

"What would be so bad about that?"

"You say that now, but I'm sure you'll enjoy me a lot more as a grown-up, instead of a little schoolgirl."

"Serena, I'd love you even if you came back as a skunk!"

"Hah! There's a vision! Can you imag-" He cut her off with a kiss. Her arms went to his back, and they held each other, sweetly. When they separated, he looked deep into her eyes.

"Serena, I have something to confess, while you were at school one day, I had Andrew run an errand for me." She eyed him with one brow raised.

"Don't worry, it's a nice surprise."

"It better be, or you'll be in trouble!" She said jokingly as she nudged his side with an elbow.

He looked deeply into her eyes..."Serena? Are you happy here with me?"

"Yes of course Darien, how could you ask such a thing?"

"I was just wondering how an angel could prefer Earth to the Heavens." He smiled at her, knelt down, and pulled out a ring...

"Darien?"

"Serena, you are my life, my world, my everything. Without you, I'm nothing. You're not just my other half, you're my whole being. I promise to dedicate my life to making you the happiest woman on Earth." Serena began to cry "Serena, would you do me the honor of being my wife?"

"Yes Darien, yes! A million times yes!" He proceeded to slip the ring on her finger. "I can't wait to tell everyone! I didn't think I could be this happy! I think you've already completed your goal." She said, with a tear streaked face, and a loving hug. He held her in his arms, until she stopped crying. "I love you Darien."

"I know you do, I love you too." Serena convinced him to drive to the house of everyone she knew so she could tell everyone the news personally. Not an easy task, but Darien happily complied. After they were at Serena's parent's house, she dropped off the van, and told her parents. Showing her mom the ring.

"Congratulations Serena!" Ikuko praised her daughter, seeing how happy she was.

"What? She's too young! She can't get married!" Ken, her father opposed.

"Oh Ken, can't you see that she's in love? You won't be able to stop them from getting married any more than my father was able to stop me from marrying you. Let me know when you decide on a date for the wedding Serena, I'll help you organize everything." She winked at her daughter, barley able to suppress her joy. She left in Darien's car, watching her dad have a meltdown, and her mother holding him back and smiling at her. She realized how much she loved her parents, and hoped one day, she'd end up the same loving parent she saw in her mother. They reported the good news, and everyone was full of well wishes for them, none more than the scouts. When they finally made it back to Darien's apartment, Serena was unsure if she should leave. Darien made the decision easy for her, when he opened the door, he held up her hand and kissed it gently.

"Stay?" was all he said. She nodded in conformation, and they walked, hand in hand, to his bedroom.

-Warning! Lemon!-

"Darien, I didn't think it was possible to be this happy!" She said, as he began kissing and suckling her neck.

"I know what you mean, I didn't think I'd ever be as happy as I am right now, in this moment. Knowing you're mine starting today, till forever." He said, as he nuzzled her neck. He slowly moved his hand along her body, over her clothes, touching her ever so lightly.

"Darien, stop teasing." She said, her voice full of love and lust. He slowly slid his hand under her shirt and rubbed her belly, going up to her neck, and back down, in soft, slow motions. Causing her nerves to be on edge, and anxious for more. When he got to her but, he heard her gasp with pleasure. He wasn't in a hurry at all. He was enjoying the emotions and movements he was causing. He slid his hand down her thigh and leg. When he went back up, he stopped at her hips, and slowly removed her underwear and skirt in one smooth motion. Then she was attacking his buckle, hating this slow pace, wanting to touch him flesh to flesh, so anxiously. She finally got his pants off, and mimicked his actions on her body with her hands on his. When she got up to his stomach, she pulled his shirt up and off of him. He realized the sweet torture he was doing to her. She was making him groan, he began to lose his patience. He pulled her shirt and bra off together and began to make out, not being able to keep their hands off each other. Before he realized it, he was at her entrance, and she was ready and waiting for him to enter. When he finally did, she felt whole, and complete. They're rhythm was so beautiful, she could swear she was listening to angels sing. When they finally reached their climax, he fell over her, kissing her wherever his lips could reach, without moving his body. When he was out of breath, he collapsed beside her, cautious of crushing her under his weight. "Oh Darien, I love you so much!"

"I love you too Serena." He stared into her eyes and gently stroked her flesh, then he pulled her in close and just held her. Once he caught his breath, his kisses started. He began giving her gentle kisses everywhere he had gently stroked her with his hand before. And thus, was another night full of passion was had.

-End Lemon-

-9 Months Later-

"C'mon Serena, you can do this! Push!" And with one last effort, she finally delivered her baby.

"Would you like to cut the cord?" The nurse asked Darien. He nodded and cut it. The nurses quickly took the child to be cleaned and checked for any health problems. "You have a healthy baby girl!" The nurse happily handed her to Serena. She held her close to her heart, cried, and smiled up at Darien.

"I love you Serena. I love you and the baby." Darien said, gently stroking Serena's sweat covered bangs away from her forehead.

"Her name is Serenity, Darien." She said, smiling at her.

"You're going to name her after your mother?" Serena looked at him in shock and utter disbelief.

"Darien! My name is Serenity too! It's tradition that dates back to my days on the moon. The first daughter is always named Serenity!"

"Oh, so if your nickname is Serena, what are you going to call her?"

"Hmmmmmm, I think I'll call her...Rini..."

The End

A/N: I hoped you all enjoyed the story, please R&R, I always love reading comments/reviews/constructive criticisms. Again, thank you all, and I hope you enjoyed the ending. Can't wait to read new reviews from new readers who only read stories that are 'Complete'.