Of Worlds to Fall
Chapter Nine - Holiday
by Apollymi

Main Series: Sailormoon, Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing
Genre: Crossover, Romance, Supernatural
Word Count: 850
Disclaimers: I own nothing but the idea. All series and characters are copyright to their individual creators and distributors, of which I am not one. I make no money from this fan-created work.

The next morning, the food was there again, showing up in the exact same location as the day before. She still wasn't too sure what she thought about it, other than that she did not like the idea of their captors knowing exactly where they were and roughly how much they ate in a day. She especially did not like the idea of their captors being in here while they were sleeping.

But she wasn't going to knock the food being here. That was definitely a good thing.

As much as she wanted to dive right in, though, she set herself to dividing out the food into portions: two for breakfast, two for lunch, two for dinner. Keeping the portions as close to even as possible gave her something to think about besides these Reaper creatures being in their living space. If she put too much thought into that, then she was going to find a way to do something stupid.

She didn't want to be the one who always did something stupid, not here. It wasn't that it was a fresh start, not when there was so much baggage left over from Sailor Moon, but in the same time, it was starting over with new people. In Trunks-kun's case, she had new friends.

Honestly, though, she had never thought some of the things that had kept her up at night about some of her old friends.

Okay, granted, most of her old friends were girls, and girls had never held any real interest to her. She was content to leave that to Haruka-san and Michiru-san.

It was definitely guys who held her interest, and Trunks-kun had it right now. She was allowed to look--and she definitely wasn't blind! Besides, she and Mamo-chan had called a moratorium on their relationship until he was back in Japan full time again. Brief holidays didn't count, like the one from which she had been taking him to the airport.

One rather amusing Christmas holiday in her second year of high school, they had even spent a whole snowed in evening discussing some of the people they had each either given thought to dating or actually already dated. Hearing some of the other people Mamo-chan was interested in actually made her wonder about his interest in her: his taste seemed to run towards more sophisticated women, and that description did not fit her in the least. It fit Princess Serenity and Neo Queen Serenity, though, from what little she knew of the two of them, so yes, it was definitely cause for concern.

She liked Mamo-chan. She liked him a lot, truth be told. But she wasn't sure how much she wanted to have to change to be like his kind of woman, no more than she was sure he didn't want to change to be more like her type of man. He couldn't always be Tuxedo Kamen-sama all the time, after all. And she had seen King Endymion in Crystal Tokyo: it didn't look like he was going to be doing a lot of changing in her direction, while she was going to be doing a lot in the...

And she had lost her train of thought again.

The gist of it was, if she went back and if she stayed with Mamo-chan, she was going to have to change herself to be a more staid, sophisticated woman, someone she wasn't too sure she had inside her. However, Mamo-chan would not be making a change towards her kind of man: instead, he would likewise be becoming more... well... kingly... if the Crystal Tokyo timeline were to come about.

But all of that depended on her being able to go back. Right now, that didn't look possible at all. She didn't have her powers, and it didn't seem like the Ginzuishou worked at all.

The Ginzuishou... Now that was something she had left out of her stories to Trunks-kun yesterday. She would have to remember to say something about it to him at some point. She was through keeping secrets here.

She dug the brooch out of her pocket and opened it carefully. She was still so used to a flash of light every time it was open that it was almost disappointing to not see that immediately. No, there was no 'almost' to this. She was disappointed not to see the Ginzuishou flash and sparkle with all the magic of the Moon Kingdom.

If the Ginzuishou woke up, however, would it take her out of here? Would it take them both out of here? She wasn't going to leave Trunks-kun here if she managed to get out; she was absolutely positive he would do the same for her.

When they got out of here, they were going to go together. She liked that idea. I like it a lot actually, she thought to herself as she closed the brooch and put it back in her pants pocket.

A few moments later, she faintly heard the sound of boot steps behind her. She turned and offered a grin up to Trunks-kun. "Good morning. Breakfast?"

03 September 2012

Okay, confession time: I haven't written anything since my last update. There are three reasons: (1) my roommate's parents have been in town and we've been taking them around; (2) someone sent me a picture of Picard with the text "You're an author! You should be writing, not Facebooking" (grr); and (3) I finally got my hands on Dragonball Kai and I've been marathoning for all I'm worth. I've actually made it to Episode 19, though I have been reliably informed that I'm not supposed to be cheering for Vegeta the entire time he's fighting Goku. Whoops.

I'm not going to drop writing on the story. Goodness, no! I guess after two months of writing over 50,000 words each month, I need a wee bit of a break. This is my tiny break: lots of good anime.

Anyway, I'll see you guys in the next chapter on the 5th!

See you then!

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