Authors Pre-Story Note: I know I should be working on "The Old Court," but I stumbled across this while waiting in a doctor's office and was amazed to find it gone by the time I logged on at home. I understand why the fanfiction might do this, but I think its silly, so I want to see how fast they remove this when inserted with a story.
Flames. There were flames and explosions everywhere she looked.
Not mine, she thought in confusion. We're being attacked! Where are the others?
She looked around franticly, stumbling occasionally from a stray explosion and incinerating stray monsters. Who is doing this? she wondered. "Princess! Princess Serenity, where are you?" she called trying to decide which way to go. She could barely feel her comrades or the princess through their bond. Its like I'm in a fog, she reflected, Why...she began only to stop when she noticed the blood. Her abdomen was soaked with it and only getting worse. When... she started, but stopped at the sound of screams and a feeling of crushing loss.
She ran toward the voices fearful of what she'd find.
"Mercury," she heard herself whisper hoarsely.
The senshi of Wisdom was lying crumpled in front of a screaming Princess Serenity whom she seemed to have taken a blow for. Jupiter was trying to drag the hysterical woman away from the scene while Venus held off a group of attackers. Mars began to run towards the battle, and ran faster still as a feeling of dread descended on her. No, she screamed in her mind as she stumbled.
The fall made her to notice the archers preparing to loose a volley upon the senshi of Beauty that would probably hit Jupiter and the Princess too.
"Run!" she screamed hoping to get her comrades away from the arrows.
The Jovian noticed the desperation in her friend's voice and dove through a doorway dragging the Princess with her. Venus was not so lucky.
She looked instead toward her shouting lover. The lover she had given up for dead when the energy that connected them all to their princess had dwindled beyond recognition for all but the most psychically gifted. The lover who was now scrambling over the rubble to reach her.
"Mars," she whispered, pausing in her destruction of the Earthlings long enough to give the archers a solid shot.
The senshi of War watched as the slight smile was ripped away from Venus' face and circles of red blossomed on her lover's fuku.
"Venus!" she screamed in terror watching the senshi of Love and Beauty fall forward from the force of the projectiles slamming into her.
"Reiko!" the Princess of Venus called to her lover. "Reiko, wake up!"
The panicked Princess of Mars jerked from her vision to see a very concerned Venusian leaning over her. She only furthered the woman's concern when she tightly embraced her while sobbing and whispering, "It won't happen. I won't let it happen. Gods! Please don't leave me like that Minka!"
Aware of the senshi of Mars occasional prophetic dreams, the senshi of Venus felt her heart clench in fear. "What did you see Reiko?" she asked, "What's going to happen?"
The princess of Mars simply held her leader tighter as though still trying to convince herself the woman in her arms was real.
"Please Reiko," she pleaded while rubbing the woman's back. "I need to know what you saw."
The princess of Mars finally pulled back and looked at her lover with bloodshot eyes. "The end," she croaked. "The Earth will attack and destroy everything. I can't watch that again," she declared as she shuddered violently. "Promise me, Minka. Promise me that no matter what happens that you'll do what you need to. Protect the princess and don't worry about me when it comes." Maybe then she can buy enough time to get away, she pleaded in her mind.
The princess of Venus brought her hand up to caress her subordinates face. "Calm down," she soothed, "Nothings happened yet so we still might be able to stop it."
Mars gave a broken laugh, "No, it was too clear. The Moon will fall, and us with it."
"Then we'll prepare for the worst so we can take it back," the commander of the senshi insisted.
The senshi of Mars' protests were forestalled as her commander pushed her to the bed with a kiss and roaming hands.
But there won't be anything left worth taking back, Mars thought as she became lost in the senshi of Love and Beauty.
No! Sailor Mars protested as she recognized the hell from her dreams. I have to make it this time!
She pushed her battered body to stay upright as she felt Mercury die, and forced herself to slow down as she climbed the mountain of rubble that had once been a large parapet. She had made it! There was still enough time to stop the archers. She just hoped she had enough energy left to pull this off.
"Mars Fire Soul Bird!" she shouted as she directed the last of her energies toward the archer' position.
Venus still paused her attack and Jupiter still got the princess out of the way, but the deadly missiles never came. That was all that really mattered to the senshi of Passion as her world faded to black before she even hit the ground.
Singing? She was warm, and could hear singing. Why? she thought, No one is supposed to sing like that in the lands of the fallen.
She blinked her eyes open and found herself staring up at the princess of Venus.
"What are you doing here?" she blurted out.
The singing stopped as her commander grimaced. "Because you're not dead yet," the filthy woman scolded as she shifted under the weight of her lover. "I still say that your priests are deluded though. There's no way..." she broke off abruptly with a harsh coughing fit.
"Minka!" the senshi of War cried out as she tried to sit up and help her obviously injured leader. The action did nothing except make her immediately aware of a burning sensation in her abdomen and the sticky wetness of blood covering most of her clothes.
"Da-m-m-n it!" Minka croaked out as she heard the sudden hitch in Reiko's breathing. "I'm sorry," she forced out as an orange glow radiated out from the hand she brought to the Martian's face. "I lost my focus for a minute there." She leaned back against a wall in exhaustion once the light faded and began to stroke her subordinate's cheek. "I'm sorry Reiko," she apologized again while the senshi of Mars gasped at the fading pain. "I'm not strong enough to heal you, but I can stop the pain for now. Gods!" she half sobbed, "I really hope your priests are wrong about soldiers who fail to protect their charges. I felt Jupiter go a few minutes ago, and I don't think any one else can get her out of here."
Mars managed to bring her own hand up to meet Venus' at her cheek. "s'not what happens to us," she murmured as the cold started to creep through the Venusian' spell. "Pluto said something about a next time."
The princess of Venus smiled at last for the Martian just as a white light swept over them both.
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