I don't belong here…
He looked out his bedroom window to see the beautiful view of the Crystal Palace. Having just moved to the area recently, he hadn't yet become accustomed to seeing the palace so close. Looking at the palace always makes me feel nostalgic, like I have a deep connection to it somehow. I wonder if I'll ever get to go inside…? He dropped back onto his bed.
I wish I were still dreaming. For some reason he always felt better when he was asleep. Sometimes he was sure that the world inside of his dreams was more real than the world in which he lived.
He got out of bed and put on his high school uniform. Before heading out the door he checked himself in the mirror, making sure to smooth out his unruly hair. My first day at a new school… hopefully this is finally the right place. It has to be the right one—it's the school closest to the Crystal Palace, the place that always seems to call to me, to draw me in. This could be where I find out who I am, and where I really belong.
"I don't want to go to school… everyone always stares at me, it's so embarrassing," Chibiusa groaned. I wish I could have just gone to school in the 20th Century… at least there no one knew that I was a princess. But Mama missed me, and I missed her, so I came back. And I've been here for years, never looking back. But everyday it's the same thing. All the girls at my school surround me like I'm some kind of celebrity, and they all want to be my friend. No one cares about who I really am, or what I'm really like. All they care about is that I'm the Princess. I feel so lonely. The only friends I have here are CereCere, JunJun, VesVes and PallaPalla… my guardian Senshi. But most of the time they feel more like bodyguards than friends.
"You say that everyday. Now come on, we're going to be late!" JunJun said, exasperated. "CereCere, your hair looks fine, now can we please just go?"
"I know that you're my guardians and everything, but you really don't need to suffocate me like this," Chibiusa rolled her eyes. They treat me like I'm some child, with two of them walking so close beside me on each side. I'm over 900 years old. I know I spent most of those years as a child, but once I gained the power to transform I finally started aging normally… so I can finally be educated properly. Usagi never got good grades in school… so Mama always encourages me to do well, so that I will become an even better queen one day than she is.
"Well, it's either this or you'll be surrounded by them," VesVes replied, pointing to the large crowd of people already forming as they entered the school grounds.
"Really, I can take care of myself!" she sighed, pushing her way ahead alone, ignoring all the girls who continued to walk up to her, hoping to become her new best friend, or even just to get a good glimpse of her so they could emulate her style. Enough is enough. It didn't used to be this way. People used to make fun of me. When I became a Sailor Senshi, everything changed. After I came back from the 20th Century, I basically gained celebrity status. Once she had made her way past the crowd of girls,she stopped watching where she was going, too lost in her thoughts to care. All I want is to be with…
Suddenly she bumped into someone. "I'm terribly sorry, I wasn't paying attention and…" she looked up. Immediately she recognized who it was that she had walked into, and proceeded to stare at the handsome boy's face in shock. "…Helios?"