Chapter 1: Departure
Reunions: A Sailor Moon/Crystal Tokyo Fanfiction
By: Chari Von'Dillarizz
Disclaimer: I do not own or profit from any existing properties of the Sailor Moon Universe, with exception of originally created characters and properties. Thank you.
Suggested Prior Reading- A New Journey: A Sailor Moon/Crystal Tokyo Fanfiction
It had been 10 years since Kiyoko had been back to Earth. Estara was her home now. Not long after the defeat of Hina, the people of Estara had declared Kiyoko their Queen. She'd accepted, but insisted on keeping a council of the people that were the real governing body. Her job was to watch over the people and defend them. Her partner, Seiya of the Sailor Starlights had refused any ruling title she might receive as Kiyoko's spouse of sorts, believing her place was to lead the Starlights, not the people. The world had enjoyed peace since that time.
After a year of being on Estara Kiyoko and Seiya were miraculously blessed with the birth of twins. No one is quite sure how it happened, but their standing theory is that Kiyoko's magic, with its connection to the Golden Crystal, made it possible. They'd had a boy and a girl, naming them Endymion and Haruka. Seiya had objected to naming their daughter after Sailor Uranus, the Senshi who'd been a mentor and surrogate father to Kiyoko for a long time. But in the end Kiyoko had won the argument, as she most often did. Seiya couldn't resist giving her beloved whatever she wanted.
Yaten and Taiki stood in the valley that they'd landed in when they'd first accompanied their now Queen to Estara. The two of them eyed the very space ship that'd brought them with speculation. It'd sat untouched until about two months ago when Kiyoko first announced that she wanted to visit Earth. Since then Seiya worked tirelessly to prepare the ship for use. Yaten finally spoke, watching Seiya as she completed what she said were the final repairs, "Are you sure this thing still works? Why don't you just teleport through space like Sailor Moon does when she visits?"
Seiya exhaled, "I brought that up to Kiyoko, but she insists on traveling by ship. She says she feels it's the safest way for the children." She looked up at her work and seemed pleased with it.
Taiki laughed, "I'm still amazed to think of you as a parent even after nine years, Papa." She winked at Seiya, who'd clearly taken on the fatherly parenting role with her children. "Does the ship have power?"
A voice from behind addressed Taiki's question, "It will when I am done with it. Have faith my dear Taiki." Kiyoko came to stand next to Taiki and Yaten, smiling at both of them. She'd become close with them over the last ten years and considered them family. After a moment she walked forward to the ship and placed her hand on it. Kiyoko allowed the magic that lived within her to flow into the space ship, sensing that all of Seiya's work was sound. After a brief minute the ship flared to life again. Behind her she heard the gasps of two children.
When she turned she saw her adorable twins, Endymion and Haruka who were nine now. They were always impressed by their mother's power. She didn't show this much very often. They stood next to Taiki and Yaten, one of the castle staff behind them, carrying three suitcases. She looked so haggered. What a handful her children were, specifically her little Ruka. She bowed to Kiyoko, "Everything is ready your highness. Though Ruka made a great fuss."
Kiyoko nodded, "Thank you Atsuko. I am sorry that Ruka is always so troublesome. She certainly takes after her namesake. I hope you enjoy your break from them. Please make sure you take it easy." Atsuko nodded and bowed again, before excusing herself to enjoy her vacation from taking care of the twins. She'd volunteered to accompany the royal family, but Kiyoko insisted she deserved a break. She then turned her gaze on Haruka, "Now, young lady, why do you insist on being so stubborn?"
Seiya laughed as she approached her love, "You named her Haruka and wonder why she's stubborn?" Taking her hand she added a telepathic message, "Besides, her mother is the most stubborn woman I have ever known." She kissed her cheek and looked over at her daughter, "But your mother is right. You shouldn't give Atsuko and everyone else so much trouble." She tried to sound stern, but she was just as much of a pushover with Ruka as she was with Kiyoko.
Ruka just stood there, bowing her head. She had a temper, but didn't want to disappoint her mother. She simply couldn't stop herself most of the time. She spared a glance at her older brother, who felt like he had years on her and not minutes. He was always so quiet and reserved, and always doting on her. These thoughts made her smile.
Endymion, who went by Endo for short, bowed to his parents respectfully, "It was my fault Ruka made a fuss this morning. I woke her up early because I wanted to practice before we left." This wasn't entirely untrue. He had wanted to practice his telepathy with Ruka. He kept hoping he could spark something in her that would make her able to talk back. But he hadn't woken her up early. And everyone knew that Ruka was just stubborn and mischievous.
"It's sweet the way you look out for her Endo, but lying to your mother?" Kiyoko smiled at her son, knowing he was only trying to protect her. "Alright, enough of this. Let's get boarded. They're waiting for us and it's going to take three days to get there."
Seiya cut in, grinning even wider at her beloved, "Actually the engine modifications we made combined with the power boost you just gave it, it should only take us two days." It wasn't often she was able to surprise her partner since she was such a good psychic. With that she went and gathered up the luggage and put it on the ship.
Kiyoko looked from her children to Taiki and Yaten, "Thank you two for keeping a watch over things while we're gone. And Taiki, you helped Seiya tweak the ship's communication system. Thank you. It makes me feel better to know you'll be able to reach us if anything happens." Taiki bowed, nodding. Kiyoko had grown to love these two so much. She couldn't help herself as she ran to them and hugged each one of them.
Seiya exited the ship and called out, "We should get going my Queen. Come along Endo and Ruka." Kiyoko bowed to Taiki and Yaten and walked to the ship, Endo beside her. Ruka had run ahead of course. Kiyoko believed it was more than taking after Haruka, Uranus. She was a lot like Seiya as well. But then again, Kiyoko felt those two had more in common than either would ever admit.