Author's Note: This took way longer than I intended...I feel soooo bad sorry everyone! I had a major writers block and a whole bunch of stuff going on this past month. Anyway I will try to get the next chapter up asap! thanks and ask questions and tell your friends!
A week has passed and everything was quiet. This was good because I needed a break. I was alone today. I needed some alone time. I was walking in the park.
I had been living at Mamouru's house and nothing has really changed between him and me. He still hasn't recovered any memories that involve me. It is the strangest thing. Keir must have taken extra time with that.
Speaking of Keir, he has been adjusting to normal life fairly easily. He got a job at the shrine (given to him by Rei's grandfather) and he's saving money for an apartment.
Another big thing I forgot to mention…as far as my baby well since he's dead I had to get him out. Ami's real mother returned and Ami put a spell on her and she took the baby out. It was painful and heartbreaking. But it needed to be done.
I think Mamoru knows that I had become pregnant. But I think he is not saying anything for my sake. He knows that it's the past and that I didn't need to be reminded of it. That is another thing that was strange; even though he doesn't remember me he has this protective aura around him whenever he is near me. I'm not complaining; I want Mamoru to remember me more than anything but it was just strange.
I found a tree to sit under so I did. I closed my eyes and breathed in the fresh air. I was completely relaxed. It was ruined all too soon.
Suddenly I heard a scream and my eyes snapped open and I jumped up. I rushed towards the scream and his behind a bush. I looked out and saw Naru-chan.
Why is it always her!?
I looked over and saw that a shadow creature had appeared. It was unusual looking. Its head was cut off at the top to reveal a black brain and it had very large glasses on. It had very long and sharp claws and a calculator in its hand.
"Sacrafice your shadow to our leader!" he yelled.
"Everyone a youma has appeared in the park. Hurry!" I said into my communicator.
I took out my brooch, "Moon Light Power Make-up!"
After I had transformed, I jumped out and confronted the youma.
"Hold it right there, youma!"
"Who are you?" sneered the youma
"I am Sailor Moon the champion of justice. I will right wrongs and triumph over evil and that means you shadow creep," I said and struck my usual pose.
"Sailor Moon?" asked the youma. Then he smiled in an extremely creepy way and I took my staff out. "No need to fight me my dear. I don't wish to hurt you, I only want you to come with me to our leader."
"My calculation concur," he started to type on his calculator, "that it is not an option." He pointed his calculator towards Naru and a beam of light shot out. It trapped her in the beam and she couldn't move.
"Naru-chan!" I yelled.
"Umino…stop…please," she struggled to say.
"Umino?" I asked.
Now it made sense. The shadow youma must have taken over Umino's shadow and transformed him.
"Now Sailor Moon, make a choice. Either come with me or watch this girl die."
I hated when youmas did this. I knew what I had to do. I just hoped that the other Sailors would get here in time.
"All right. I'll go with you." I put my staff away and walked towards the youma. "Wait before I go can I just…um…ask you a question?"
"I am always knowledgeable and I can answer any question you could possibly have," he said and folded his arms.
"Great, um…why…is a raven like a writing desk?" I asked. It was the first thing that came to my mind.
"What is the relevance of this question," he asked.
"It has never been answered before and I thought I would take advantage. If you truly are the brainiest then you would be able to answer it. If not then…well I guess you just aren't smart at all."
"Wh-what? I know everything. Your little riddle is simple. Now let's see…"
A few minutes later my fellow sailors burst through the bushes. When they saw me and the youma they turned their fierce looks into concerned ones.
"Why is a raven like a writing desk?" asked the youma. This was probably the fiftieth time he's repeated the question.
I was sitting on a rock completely amused with this little game the youma and I were playing. The youma was pacing back and forth. And I was watching with a large grin on my face.
Naru had quietly escaped once she had the chance but I could still see her hiding behind a tree far enough away. She was scared for Umino, which I thought was sweet…and gross at the same time.
"Um…Sailor Moon?" I heard Sailor Mars say.
I looked up and smiled, "Oh hey guys. Glad you got here in time. This youma can't figure out my riddle and he's really stuck with it I guess."
"Why is a raven like a writing desk?" asked the youma once again.
"But Sailor Moon you have given him a riddle that doesn't have an answer. It's all nonsense. That's what Lewis Carroll intended," said Sailor Mercury.
Everyone paused, including the youma.
"I wasn't going to tell him that Sailor Mercury," I said through gritted teeth.
Sailor Mercury covered her mouth with her hand and she blushed.
"You have given me a riddle with no answer?" demanded the youma.
"Well," I started.
"My calculations confirm that this riddle has no answer. Now you will be destroyed. I'll just tell my master that you were accidentally killed in battle," said the youma and he thrashed his long claw-like arms towards me.
I yelled and jumped off of my rock and dodged the arm. I ran over to my friends who were already prepared for battle.
"Five to one? My calculations agree that this isn't a fair fight," said the youma.
"Who cares?" I asked.
"Naughty, naughty. You know the rules. Who will challenge me one on one?" asked the youma.
"And what if I just blast you to bits right now?" I asked.
"Then I kill the boy whose body I have taken over," said the youma simply.
"Damn," mutter Jupiter under her breath.
"I'll verse you youma," said Mercury.
"Mercury no, it should be me," I said.
"It's ok Sailor Moon, I'm pretty sure I've got this. This youma fights through skill and smarts," said Mercury.
"Are you saying I don't have skills or smarts?" I asked.
Mercury blushed, "N-no I just…um…"
"Go ahead Mercury," said Mars.
Mercury nodded gratefully and narrowed her eyes at the youma. "Do you accept my challenge for you?"
The youma smiled and nodded.
"Ok then," said Mercury and she stepped forward.
"Let's make this interesting shall we Sailor Mercury?" asked the youma.
"What do you mean?" she asked.
"Let's not use violence. If you are as smart as you say you are let's test this theory," said the youma with a sly grin.
"Very well," said Mercury.
"You may go first young warrior," said the youma.
Mercury nodded, "Hm…it walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening. What is it?"
The youma didn't hesitate, "Mortal man crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult and uses two legs and a cane when they're old."
"Your turn," said Mercury.
"I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?"
Mercury closed her eyes and I could see her thinking. I thought for sure she was done for. This was a really hard question.
"You better hurry Mercury. The long you wait…the tighter it will become," said the youma.
We all gasped when we saw the long arm of the youma around Mercury's legs.
"That's cheating!" I yelled and started to walk forward but Sailor Venus grabbed my arm.
"You have to let her do this Sailor Moon. If we interfere then that means that Umino dies," said Venus.
"The answer is the letter E," said Mercury.
"You are clever Mercury. But I'm not finished yet. Keep going," said the youma.
I breathed a sigh of relief.
The riddles were passed back and forth and so far Mercury had gotten all of them. It seemed like this would go on forever. But the vines had crept up to her chin by now.
"This last one will win you from this game. Say my name and I disappear," said the youma.
The arm started to constrict higher up Mercury's face.
I started to bite my nails and I felt myself panic.
Ami started to turn red in the face. She couldn't breathe!
I took out my staff and screamed, "Beautiful Moon-Light Kiss!" The light shot towards the youma and he released Ami and jumped out of the way.
"You have broken the rules Sailor Moon," said the youma and he smiled a terribly evil smile.
"Silence," said Ami.
We all turned to her and the youma had fear in his eyes.
"Silence is the answer," she said. "Shine Aqua Illusion!" She froze the youma and she turned to me and nodded.
"Moon-Light Healing Activate!" I said and glittering sparkles shot at the frozen youma. The youma shrieked then Umino was back to his old self.
I sank to my knees and breathed a sigh of relief. I really wasn't sure if that would work.