Chapter 1: Happy Ending
Returning From the Edge of Darkness:
A Sailor Moon/Crystal Tokyo Fanfiction
The 6th part in the "Daughters of Crystal Tokyo" Collection
By Chari VonDillarizz
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Warning: Adult themes and content, reader discretion advised.
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Chapter 1: Can there be a Happy Ending?
Waking up screaming…. Kiyoko sat up in bed dripping with sweat, trying to regain her bearings. The nightmares hadn't stopped despite Seishin's death and the defeat of his sisters, but they HAD changed. Ironically, Kiyoko found herself almost wishing for the nightmares of her father. These were so much worse and so much more vivid…
It had been two weeks since the most wonderful day of Kiyoko's life. She had formally joined her life to the person she knew to be her soulmate. Though Kiyoko had so much love and support around her, Seiya was the other half of her soul. Even with the blurred boundaries between her and Haruka, Kiyoko knew to whom she belonged to in the end.
Since the wedding, Kiyoko had kept good on her promise to take her honeymoon on Earth. She, Seiya, their children, and everyone who'd gone with them to Estara, except the Shitenou, had made the journey. They'd agreed to stay on Estara with Taiki and Yaten as an extra line of defense because of the recent battle. Even though they'd heard nothing else, Kiyoko continued to be plagued by nightmares, well one repeating and horrific nightmare at this point…. Kiyoko shuddered as she remembered it….
As always she had found herself in the midst of a great battle, one filled with betrayal, anger, and death. The last part was always the same, her sister laying on the ground in front of her, dead. She could do nothing to save the ones she loved. It was like she was a shadow or a ghost in this battle. And always the same floating figure, covered in shadows so that she couldn't see them. But what had made her scream was that for the first time the dark figure had attacked her, making her body feel electrified by dark energy!
Seiya sat up, woken up by Kiyoko's scream. She touched Kiyoko's shoulder, feeling the sweat on her body and the pain inside of her. Seiya wished desperately that her wife, how she loved thinking of Kiyoko that way, would tell her what she was having nightmares about. But she'd promised to wait until Kiyoko was ready to let her in on them. And in spite of her reservations, Seiya hadn't told anyone that Kiyoko was still having nightmares. Kiyoko had begged her to promise the night of their wedding and she had, perhaps it was foolish but she was keeping that promise. Unfortunately Seiya knew that one other person knew, but Haruka wasn't saying anything either… She wondered if Kiyoko had convinced her into giving her word as well. Maybe she hadn't felt the need to, Seiya was certain Haruka would keep any secret for Kiyoko. Many times she thanked the powers that be for Michiru.
Snapping herself back to reality, Seyia waited for Kiyoko to say something. That seemed to be the best way to handle these things anymore. Be there and wait. Normally Kiyoko would just curl into her arms, cry for a few minutes, and then go back to sleep. Sometimes she woke again, sometimes she didn't. But she woke at least once every night. However, she did not expect what happened next. Kiyoko had turned, tears streaming down her cheeks, and crushed her lips against Seiya. There was passion, longing, and need in that kiss. In short order, Kiyoko had Seiya pinned to the bed, straddling her partner and kissing her deeply and feverishly.
Seiya finally got Kiyoko to break the kiss for a moment, "What's going on Kiyoko? Please tell me." She loved Kiyoko's passion for her, but there was something about this….
Kiyoko shook her head, whispering, "I can't…. Please don't make me…. Just make love to me. I need you Seiya!" There was a mixture of pain and need in each word that left those perfect lips of hers. Seiya couldn't deny her, not if it would give her some comfort in the midst of the storm inside of her. And so she was the one to pull her head up, meeting Kiyoko's lips with her own, her hands pulling Kiyoko down on top of her, exploring the softness of Kiyoko's skin. Such a powerful and fierce being should not be so soft to the touch. It continuously amazed Seiya.
Soon she found herself as feverish and filled with need as Kiyoko. Kiyoko wasted no time exploring Seiya body, making her tremble with each touch, each caress, and each touch of her lips. They were lost in the passion of each other long past the early morning light.
When they'd eventually stopped and laid there together, Kiyoko's long hair stuck to her everywhere by sweat, Seiya's hand put over hers as she stared at her wife. She asked her telepathically, "Is there anything I can do for you?"
A smile quirked on Kiyoko's lips as she responded in the same manner, "I think that you have done something for me… Many times over my love…" She took her free hand and caressed Seiya's cheek.
Seiya smiled and actually turned a light shade of pink thinking to her love, "I swear that there is a monster inside of you sometimes my love! But that isn't what I was referring to. The nightmares…." That was all she would say, all the push she would chance.
Feeling her beloved's desire to help Kiyoko, made things even more difficult. But she wasn't ready to talk about it yet. She laced her fingers with Seiya and thought, "Being here for me… For now anyway… I am sorry, but I am not ready…" Kiyoko knew Seiya was hurt, but she loved Kiyoko so much that she just nodded and rubbed her face into the hand that had been caressing Kiyoko's cheek. She looked out the window and then back at Seiya, sighing, "We should get up and get a bath. Newlyweds or not, we still need to see our children before noon."
Seiya laughed aloud, they're children who were both preteens had plenty to occupy their time without their parents. Ruka was spending as much time in training as possible, now a Senshi herself thanks to the transformation triggered by her selfless act to save her mother's life. Their son, Endo, was spending all of his time with King Helios and his cousin Usa-chan. They were both working to learn to harness their psychic powers. The fact that the two cousins had formed a bond of sorts some time back was helpful. They were able to communicate telepathically, just as Seiya and Kiyoko had been. Seiya spoke aloud this time, "They're not concerned with us at all! But a bath with my wife sounds lovely!" Kiyoko smiled broadly, loving hearing Seiya call her wife, no matter how many times she heard it.
Nonetheless, she found her mind thinking back to her nightmare, wondering to herself…. Could there be a happy ending? Somehow she wasn't positive of the answer and that made her heart ache in her chest.
*The dark side of the moon*
Bugendai was roaming again, his specter like form making it effortless. He'd followed those of the Silver Millennium from Estara, watching from afar, waiting for his opportunity. Thinking back on the failures that he'd chosen before… None of them had been strong enough to contain the power, none of them worth… Not Hina… Not Seishin… And certainly not his sisters…. He was not ready to reveal himself… He needed a new puppet, but a stronger one. These thoughts continued to circle through his mind as he roamed, going further into the darkest parts of the moon than he had in the last two weeks.
He had laughed to himself as he watched them, already lulled into a false sense of peace and security… Well, except for his target… That vexing Queen Kiyoko. He wanted that golden crystal she had used to defeat his pawns, his puppets. He'd heard the whispers of the silver crystal of Earth, but he couldn't let go of that golden one. It had bested him and he wouldn't allow that to stand. It would be his at any cost.
Sometime later he caught sight of something out of place in the darkness. There was white stone down in a crater. He went down to investigate the oddity. When Bugendai neared the surface of the crater he saw what looked like a stone sarcophagus. Engraved in the top was something in an ancient language. It took a great deal of concentration for him to break through it and decipher it. Whoever had put it there was an exceptionally strong being.
The message read, "Here lies the greatest tragedy of my heart. Please forgive me my Botan." Under the message was the same niggling crescent moon that SHE bore on her forehead. The great Bugendai had a decision to make, something made him want to open the sarcophagus but that moon…. It irritated him so….
Tragedy of the heart also spoke to him however, and so he opened it using his dark magic to unseal the lid and send it flying across the surface of the crater. What he saw inside excited him! This puppet would be strong, he could tell… He wouldn't even allow that vexing moon ruin his joy….