She's The King
Disclaimer: I do not own Sailor Moon. If I did, then I wouldn't be writing this. Naoko Takeuchi owns Sailor Moon.
Chapter 13- The True Definition of Love
"So, this is the place, Sailor Mercury?" Sailor Mars asked.
"This is the location my scouter is picking up." Sailor Mercury replied.
"Are you all ready?" Sailor Mars asked the senshi.
The senshi nodded.
"Alright. Let's do this."
As the senshi entered the warehouse, Sailor Mars noticed that Tuxedo Mask and Chibiusa were far in the back. Tuxedo Mask continued to avoid eye contact while Chibiusa just glared at her. Sailor Mars let out a sigh and lead the rest of the group further inside.
The entrance to the building seemed to go on forever. The only light that guided the senshi came from the bright moon as it illuminated through the clear, glass ceiling.
"This place is dusty!" Sailor Venus coughed. "When was the last time somebody cleaned up here?"
"This used to be an old shoe warehouse that was abandoned five years ago." Sailor Mercury said.
"It should be a crime to abandon a warehouse dedicated to shoes." Sailor Venus scoffed.
"Quiet." Sailor Mars whispered.
The team finally reached the main floor of the warehouse. Silence penetrated the room.
"So, the "girls in skirts finally" made it."
The senshi turned their gaze to the stairs where they heard the words that were directed at them. Coming down from them, was the woman they saw at the construction site. She stood 5'6 with a slender build and light blue skin. Her eyes were a clear shade of grey. She had medium-length black hair that appeared moist. Her outfit consisted of a one-piece that was black on the right side and red on the other. She could have looked human if it wasn't for the skin. Even her voice could suggest that she was a human if no one saw her appearance.
"Or should I say, "the Sailor Senshi and Tuxedo Mask"? It is amazing what a little bit of research can do. I am Trinity, by the way."
Trinity aimed her glance towards Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune. "I'm glad that you two got rid of those ridiculous outfits."
"So am I," Sailor Neptune mumbled.
"Hey! I happened to like those outfits," Sailor Uranus said. "And stop consorting with the enemy, Michiru."
"She has a point though."
"Ummm, can we get back to the task at hand?" Sailor Mars asked.
"Sure we can," Trinity answered. She made her way down the stairs and stood in front of them. She pulled up a chair and sat down.
"Are you really going to let me kick you your ass that easily?" a cocky Sailor Uranus asked.
"Why not?" Trinity opened her arms wide. "You may fire when ready."
"Very well then."
A look of concern came across Sailor Neptune's face. Something wasn't right about this picture.
"SPACE SWORD BLASTER!"
Trinity sat emotionless in the chair as she completely absorbed the attack. Haruka was stunned in horror.
"Would you like to try again, Sailor Uranus?"
"SPACE SWORD BLASTER!"
Her second attempt yielded the same results as before.
"That can't be all you have. Why don't you try your famous World Shaking attack?"
Sailor Uranus gasped. "How do you know about that?!"
"Like I said before, it's amazing what a little bit of research can do. You senshi seem to be quite popular in Tokyo. I know all of your attacks and I've prepped my body to withstand them accordingly."
"Well, there's only so much that your body can take." Sailor Uranus growled.
"URANUS WORLD SHAKING!"
Trinity absorbed the orb into her palm.
"Would anyone else like to try?"
"SPARKLING WIDE PRESSURE!"
"MERCURY AQUA RHAPSODY!"
Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Mercury's attacks were also absorbed into Trinity's palm.
"MOON TIARA MAGIC!"
Trinity caught Sailor Moon's tiara. The tiara began to levitate just above her palm. "Frisbee, anyone?" She asked as she tossed the glowing tiara back at Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon commanded her tiara to stop before it could do serious damage to her. She placed the tiara back on her head as Trinity set her sights on the caped man.
"How about you, Tuxedo Mask? I'm pretty sure that rose of yours could hurt me."
"Fuck you." Tuxedo Mask mouthed to Trinity at a level Chibiusa could not hear.
Trinity stood up and dusted herself off. She slowly paced herself around the chair, keeping her emotionless look.
"Would anyone else like to try? How about you, Sailor Venus, or maybe you, Sailor Mars, or perhaps you, Sailor Neptune? Maybe the small one would like to throw her Pink Sugar Heart Attack at me? I could use a good laugh."
"Cease your fire!" Sailor Uranus commanded the senshi.
The team obeyed and remained silent. No one had a clue how to handle this woman.
"No takers? Alright. Now, I am a person who likes to strategize, unlike that idiot Tritus. He thinks that you can just seek out and destroy everything in sight, but no, that's the wrong way to handle your enemies. The real way to handle them is…." Trinity stretched her arm out as a medium-sized sphere levitated just above her palm. The sphere consisted of the water from Mercury's attack along with the lightning from Jupiter's attack. The sphere crackled with authority. Trinity's voice became raspy as she glared at Sailor Moon. "to take out the leader, and then, the rest will fall."
Without any further warning, Trinity threw the deadly sphere at Sailor Moon.
"Sailor Moon!" the senshi screamed.
"Usagi!" Sailor Mars individually screamed. She slid herself between Sailor Moon and Trinity's attack, with her back facing the sphere. The entire room was lit up by the lightening crackling through Sailor Mars's body. She let out a scream that mirrored Sapphire's before his demise. Sailor Mars fell to the ground. Her body twitched as the electric still laced itself around her. The intensity of the impact caused her head wound to open up again, creating a see-through bloodstain on her head bandage.
"REIIIIIII!" Sailor Moon yelled. Before she could make it to Sailor Mars, she felt a pair of hands encircle her waist, preventing her from moving further.
"Sailor Moon, you can't touch her!" Sailor Jupiter informed. "The electric running through her body is dangerous!"
"GET YOUR HANDS OFF ME!" Sailor Moon cried. Sailor Jupiter still wouldn't let go. Sailor Moon continued with her attempt to squirm out of Sailor Jupiter's grip.
"LET GO OF ME JUPITER!"
"Sailor Moon, you can't!" she reminded her.
Tuxedo Mask had seen enough of this. His heart was still broken, but he couldn't stand by and let this happen. He knew that Sailor Moon had needed to check on Sailor Mars.
"Let her go, Jupiter," Tuxedo Mask barked in a deep voice.
"But, she will get-"
Tuxedo Mask cut her words off. "Just, let her go," He said in a calmer tone.
Sailor Jupiter did as she was told and let Sailor Moon go.
Sailor Mars saw her princess running towards her.
"Stop Sailor Moon, d-don't touch me."
Sailor Moon ignored Sailor Mars's wish and placed her hands on her. Sailor Moon shrieked as some of the lighting left Sailor Mars and circulated through her arms and eventually through her body, causing her to temporarily pass out. Sailor Moon was lying next to Rei when she regained her conscious.
"Usa, w-why did you do that, you baka?" Sailor Mars asked weakly.
Sailor Moon cupped her cheek. "Because you're worth it," she replied.
Sailor Mars took Sailor Moon's hand off of her cheek and laced the blonde's fingers with hers. "Don't do that again."
"I can't do that. I will bear any amount of pain I need to for you, Rei."
"Y-you're so….stubborn, Usa."
Sailor Moon smiled. "Hang in there, Rei. I'm not going to lose you. We will get through this."
Trinity grew impatient. She raised her hand again and Sailor Uranus's World Shaking orb levitated in her palm. "GET THROUGH THIS HARRRR!" She rolled the orb into the ground, causing a miniature force to blast Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon into the wall. Their fingers stayed laced together in the process. The blast knocked Sailor Mars into another state of unconsciousness. Sailor Moon crawled over to Sailor Mars.
"Stay with me Rei," Sailor Moon commanded.
Sailor Venus called out her attack while Trinity wasn't looking.
"VENUS CRESCENT BEAM SMASH!"
Trinity kept her gaze on Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars as she stretched back her arm while raising her hand. Sailor Venus's beam went straight into her palm.
"And you call yourself the "Goddess of Love"?" Trinity scoffed.
"You know nothing about love, you evil witch!" Sailor Moon yelled.
"Sure I do!"
A yellow light surfaced from the tip of Trinity's pointer finger and a laser sound emerged. Soon, the yellow light formed a dot on Sailor Moon's chest.
Trinity finished her sentence in an emotionless tone. "It affects the heart."
The senshi quickly realized that Trinity was about to use the Cresent Beam on Sailor Moon. However, it was too late for them to stop her. The yellow light became even more intense as it shot out of her finger. Sailor Moon was not going to abandon Sailor Mars. She stayed where she was at and glared at the woman who aimed to finish her off, literally. She then closed her eyes to prepare for the blow.
There was a brief silence in the room. The senshi became frozen at the sight. Tuxedo Mask's gloved hand covered the eyes of Chibiusa. Sailor Moon slowly opened her eyes and looked down at her stomach. She noticed that part of her fuku was charred and stained with blood. She then saw Sailor Mars kneeling in front of her, with a weak smile on her face, and a hole through her stomach.
Sailor Moon caught Sailor Mars as she collapsed and cradled the raven-haired girl in her arms.
"Don't worry, Sailor Mars. I will get you help."
"You and I both know that it's too late for that, Sailor Moon."
"DON'T SAY THAT!"
"But it's true," Sailor Mars whispered.
Sailor Moon's vision became blurry as tears stung her eyes. Streams of tears began to roll down her face. She rocked Sailor Mars in her arms.
"Please don't leave me, Rei. We were supposed to be together forever."
"And we will be, princess. I will always be with you, in spirit."
"No, Rei, I need you here, with me."
"I wish I could, but I can't."
Sailor Moon's leaked even more tears from her face. Rei slipped her glove off and cupped Sailor Moon's face, wiping the tears from her eyes.
"Please don't cry, Usa. It hurts me to see you in tears. You have to be strong."
"I can't live without you, Rei!"
"Yes, you can. Stop being so dramatic."
Sailor Moon leaned into Sailor Mars's touch and placed her hand over where Sailor Mars's hand was.
"Usa, I want you to do two things for me."
"Anything, Rei. What are they?"
Sailor Mars spoke at a level where only Sailor Moon could hear. "I want you to be the best mother you can be for Chibiusa. Be the light that she needs. Be strong for her."
Sailor Moon sniffled. "Okay, I will. What is the other request?"
Sailor Mars leaned back into Sailor Moon's arms and gazed upon the clear ceiling panels. She smiled.
"My other request is to look up at the sky."
Sailor Moon looked upon the sky. The planet Mars was alongside the moon again.
"It's beautiful, Rei."
"Almost as beautiful as you are, Usa. Keep your eyes on the sky," Rei ordered. Rei knew what was about to happen to her next and she didn't want Sailor Moon to see. Silent tears began to roll down her face while Sailor Moon kept looking up. Her voice became weaker.
"Out of all of the days I have spent on this Earth, I have f-felt the most alive with you. You are my heart and soul, Usa. I couldn't ask for a better death, than to die in your arms, protecting you…knowing that the feelings I have for you are returned. I love you, Usa. D-don't ever forget me."
Sailor Moon felt the warmth leave from Sailor Mars's fingertips. Sailor Mars's hand limply fell from Sailor Moon's cheek. Sailor Moon looked down at Sailor Mars. The raven-haired senshi's appeared as if she was just sleeping. She had to be.
"No….your just asleep Rei….wake up," Sailor Moon whined.
"You're alive, Rei, stop playing this cruel joke on me! YOU'RE ALIVE! WAKE UP!"
There was still no response so Sailor Moon began to shake her.
"REIIIIII, PLEASE GET UP! This isn't funny!"
Sailor Mars was not laughing. She began to cry even more and rock her again.
"It's going to be okay. We will get you help, and then we can build our future together. Just, stay with me! Stay with me forever, Rei! Come back to me! Reiiiiiii!"
Sailor Moon eventually realized that Sailor Mars was not coming back. This wasn't fair. She had just declared her love for Rei a couple of days ago, and now she was gone. To top it off, this wasn't even an epic, final battle. This woman was certainly no Queen Beryl or Galaxia. She was just one of a few youmas. Devastated, Sailor Moon let out several tribal-like screams that even had the senshi in tears. Aside from Sailor Moon, Chibiusa was the most torn. Deep down, she still loved Rei a lot, and any hatred she held towards the senshi was completely erased.
Trinity shrieked in laughter. "Hahahaha! Awwww, how sad, I killed your girlfriend."
Sailor Moon was burning with anger. She kissed Sailor Mars's forehead and laid her down gently. As she laid her down, she remembered the words that Sailor Mars said to her a few days ago.
"Usagi I made a vow to protect you and that's exactly what I will do. I will make sure that you are safe. I will sacrifice my life for you if I need to. I've done it before and I will do it again in a heartbeat."
"Don't worry Rei. I promise, in the name of the moon and the planet Mars, I will avenge you. Your death will not go down in vain. Rest now, I will take care of her," she whispered.
Sailor Moon stood up with a new fire inside of her. Immediately after, the entire room turned into a shade of blood red. The senshi, Tuxedo Mask, and Trinity looked up to investigate the cause. The moon now had a red eclipse over it. Fear radiated from everyone in the room, except for Sailor Moon. Even Trinity slightly trembled in fear. Her research did not indicate any possible changes in the solar system. This caught her completely off-guard.
"Tuxedo Mask, get Chibiusa out of here," Sailor Moon ordered with no emotion in her voice.
Tuxedo Mask, and Chibiusa for that matter, did not dare to question her. He took the young girl by the hand and exited the building. Once Sailor Moon heard the door close, she focused her attention back on the woman who had murdered her true love. "You took the one I loved away from me. I'm going to kill you, you ugly-dressed, son of a bitch."
The senshi gathered around her with determination on their faces. They had no clue how they were going to defeat Trinity, but they knew that it was going to happen, somehow.
Trinity put her best poker face on. This was going to be an all-out war.
End of chapter 13
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