Sailor Star has written three beautiful Sailor Moon fanfics to date. Please read Lost Souls and Forbidden Places of the Heart: Luna and Artemis. The following is a short Sailor Moon fic. Enjoy!
Hey there! I hope yall are in for a tear jerker! Have fun. BTW, This
first song fic, so
don't completely flame me, please?
Okay: Sailor Moon isn't mine, and neither is Darien, but boy do I wish
was! Oh, yeah,
and the song belongs to the Dixie Chicks. Not mine either. -_-
Serena sat in her window, tears streaming down her face. It was late,
late for her to call up Rei or Ami and go to a movie or something.
that was what
she should do. But she couldn't. What if she ran into him? It would
too painful to do
that again. Mina and Lita had told her a million times that they had
friends that would be
great for her to go out with, but Serena didn't feel like doing that.
was only one
love in her life, and she had lost it, without knowing why.
She looked at herself in the mirror, and was astonished at what she
beautiful golden hair looked almost dull and flat. Her eyes were not
same bright blue
anymore. Everything about her seemed dull. Lifeless. Without him,
"Serena!" her mother called. "Mina's on the phone!"
"I've got it." she picked up the phone. "Yes?" she answered.
"Hey, girlfriend, you've got to come with me tonight!..."
I should go out tonight
Get on with my life
Break these chains of solitude.
With a little luck and a little help
I might even find myself in the arms of someone new.
But once you love somebody
It ain't that easy to do
Once you love somebody
Like I love you.
She couldn't believe she was doing this. But Mina had insisted. Mina
to have someone with her when she met these two guys, or it would
to score a
date. Serena, being too tired to argue, decided to go along with her
this once. She
put her hair up in the usual style, put on a little makeup, and smiled
Well, at least she didn't look dull anymore. Heck, they might even
Mina met Serena outside her house. "Hey, girl. This will be lots of
guys said that there's a big bash going on at my other friend's house,
that's where we'll
go. That sounds like fun, doesn't it, Serena?"
"Uh, yeah. That will be great, Mina." answered Serena, giving a sad,
A few minutes later, Serena and Mina arrived at the party. A girl
was giving it, and recognized Mina immediately. "Darling! How are
Come on in!
We're just about to start dancing, if anybody will dare."
Serena walked in nervously after Mina. She saw several people she
lot that she didn't. This night might not turn out so bad after all.
Suddenly, she was pulled
out on the dance floor by Mina. "Come dance with me!"
As Mina and Serena began to dance, other people got onto the dance
Eventually, they were separated, and Serena found herself slow-dancing
a really nice
boy that reminded her of Andrew. It was wonderful. No monsters, no
All of a sudden, she caught sight of a familiar green blazer. This
cruel joke! He couldn't possibly be there. Yet there he was, and here
with some other guy.
Look what you've gone and done
Ruined everything for anyone
Who tries to steal this heart away
I can't get you off of my mind
Tried to tell myself a million times
A little time is all it takes
For a moment, she felt as if she had been caught cheating. But when
about it, she realized that she wasn't cheating. In fact, it was all
fault that she almost
spent this night alone. She was suddenly very angry at her
She would show
She excused herself from the dance, and caught Mina's eye. She
the bathroom, and Mina followed her there dutifully.
"Guess who's here?" Serena said.
"Oh, no. Not Darien." Mina groaned. "Look, if you want to leave, I
I'll get one of the guys to take us home."
"No, don't do that. I'm determined to have a great time. You go out
dance. I'll just figure out a way to ignore him. Everything will be
From outside the bathroom, the girls heard Michelle calling out to
"Okay, everybody. It's time for the immature game of the night. Shall
do strip poker,
truth or dare, or spin the bottle?" Several people voiced differing
opinions, but eventually
the only real choice was spin the bottle. So, the girls sat on one
the circle and the
boys on the other. Serena wasn't nervous until she saw that Darien was
Finally, Darien saw her. He caught her eye, and she saw something like
them. She just hoped that she wouldn't have to kiss anyone, especially
But once you love somebody
It ain't that easy to do
Once you love somebody
Like I love you.
"OK, for those of you who don't know the way I play, we put the bottle
middle of the circle." said Michelle. "To start off, someone
spin the bottle
and whoever it lands on of the opposite sex, they have to kiss. Every
and then, we'll
say before a spin that there's a special task this next time. Then,
person that was
kissed spins the bottle next. Does everyone understand?"
Everyone nodded their heads in agreement. Suddenly Serena had this
feeling in the pit of her stomach. This might have been a bad idea.
progressed, she was pleasantly surprised. Everything went well for the
first few minutes.
Until the guy that Serena was dancing with earlier decided to spin the
bottle, and it hit her.
She stood so he could claim his kiss. The guy looked like he was ready
ravage her, too.
Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Darien. He had pain in his
obvious. Serena seriously wondered why. Then, she thought of
that he had
done to her in the past few weeks. All the pain she had been going
going through, for him. He was being selfish. So, when the
Andrew-lookalike bent to
kiss her, Serena gave him a mouthful. Literally. Everyone was
"Well, I guess we have an adventurous girl here, boys. How about
stakes? Seven minutes in heaven for the next spin!" Michelle happily
Serena cringed. She had wanted to get back at Darien, not get stuck
with some boy for that long. She had definitely made a mistake this
But she had to
finish what she started, so she took the bottle in her right hand, and
it a spin.
"Oh, no." she whispered.
There, the bottle lay pointed directly at Darien. There was no other
interpret it. And Michelle, not knowing about Darien and Serena's
took the two
numb teens to the nearest closet. "You have seven minutes. And if
when I open that door, then there are dire consequences." She removed
their watches and stuffed them into the small closet, locking the door.
For a moment, Serena just turned her back to Darien. Neither of them said
anything. Then, she whispered, “I don’t want to be here.”
“Oh, so I suppose you’d rather be out there making out with blondie?” Darien
asked, obviously angry.
“Well, what did you expect me to do? Just give the boy a peck on the cheek?
You and I are not together, remember? You made sure of that.” Tears started streaming
down her face, but she would never let him know that.
“Yes! It’s too soon for you to be doing stuff like that! You’re too young, and,
hey, wait! Why are you even here in the first place!?” he whispered hoarsely. He couldn’t
let the entire party hear their fight.
"That’s none of your business. I’m my own person. I’m not defined by you. And
I never will be. Just get over it, Darien. You said we’re through, and in order for that to
be true, you need to just get away from me.”
“Why do you think I broke up with you? Don’t you see? That’s exactly what I’m
trying to do! Why can’t you just stay away from me?”
“I AM trying!” Finally, Serena turned toward him. She saw the tears that were
streaming down his cheeks. “I can’t stand the sight of you!”
Darien was stunned. He didn’t know that she hated him. “Serena, I didn’t know
that you hated me. I wanted you to, I guess.." He couldn't help but think how stupid he sounded. "Who am I kidding? I don't want it to be this way. But of course you hate me. But really..I didn't know.."
Serena winced. "I can't stand to see you. But it's not because I hate you, Darien. Because I..." she breathed in his scent. God, it was still intoxicating.
She continued in a whisper, "Because I love you. It hurts to look at you and not be able to touch you. So I try to stay as far away as I possibly can. But here we are. Stuck together in such a small space. Darien, it's fate. Why can't you just let it happen?"
"Because I need to find myself.." Darien let his head hang. He sighed. His breath on her neck made her crazy, but she couldn't lose control. Not now. "And I can't tell you exactly why...I don't want to burden you with that..."
Serena put her arms up, embracing him. She ran her fingers through his hair. "You can tell me, Darien. You know you can tell me anything. But I know you won't, and that's okay. Just know this: I will always love you. And only you."
She started to cry. "Only you..."
I gave you everything that I had to give
I don’t know if I could go that far again.
Darien looked up. Even in the dim light coming from the crack in the door, he
could see the love shining in her eyes. And suddenly, he couldn’t control himself
anymore. He put one arm around her to hold her tightly, then lifted his hand to cup her
beautiful face. He ran his thumb over her lips, wondering what they would taste like
again. The thought killed whatever control he had left.
He took her lips and pressed them against his, gently at first. Then his kisses
became deeper. He kissed her long and hard. Passionately, he let their tongues dance.
Serena arched against him, letting herself go in his embrace. She couldn’t control herself
either, not when they were together. She had wanted him for two millennia, and nothing
could keep them apart. Kissing him was like breathing to her. She would never survive
without his kisses.
“God, Serena,... I still love you....” Darien whispered.
“You do?” she barely breathed the phrase, looking in his eyes, taking in more of
his kisses.... how much longer could she stay like this? *Forever....* her mind answered.
Without warning, Michelle opened the door to the closet. “AHA!” Serena and
Darien stopped kissing reluctantly. “Come on, you two. Time for another couple to dare
the closet.” Serena could see another embarrassed girl and boy pretending that they were ready to take
Serena stepped from the closet, and immediately felt something change between
her and Darien. The intimate moment they had just experienced was completely over, and
he wasn’t coming back. Not for a long time. That had been a farewell to her. Not a
‘Cause once you love sombody
It ain’t that easy to do
Once you’ve loved somebody
Like I love you.
Darien composed himself, and as he walked out of the closet, his air changed. No
longer was he the man Serena loved, but the sophisticated, unreachable college student
who let no one in. He was alone. He would always be alone.
The rest of the party, Serena caught glimpses of Darien, but he would never look
her in the eye. Finally, when he was about to leave, she followed him outside, grabbing his
arm as he walked to his car.
“Are you just going to leave like that? After what happened in there?” she asked
softly, pleading with her eyes.
“I have to. You already know that.” Darien put his coat on.
“No, don’t leave. Why don't you just tell me what's wrong? Please...” She wouldn’t allow the tears to flow.
If only she knew how her tears affected him...
“No. Goodbye Serena. This time, let’s hope it’s forever. For your sake and mine.” Darien wouldn’t even look at her.
Serena, not knowing what she was doing, grabbed him around the neck, kissed him passionately, and looking into his eyes whispered fiercely, “You can’t forget. You won’t forget. I’m going to haunt your dreams, and your thoughts, and you will never be rid of me, Darien Shields. We are part of each other; we have been for centuries. So it will never be a true goodbye; it will never truly be forever."
"It has to be." Darien pulled away from her, jumped into his car, and
the street, leaving Serena standing on the side of the road, alone. He
watched her in his
rearview mirror, and then, in frustration, tore it off, crying all the
Serena watched numbly as he left. It was like the first time. No, it
She fell on her knees, letting the tears go, finally. "DARIEN!!"
Oh, once you love somebody
It ain't that easy to do
Once you've loved somebody
Like I loved you.
Later that night, Mina took her shaken friend home. "I'm so sorry
should have never pressured you to go there."
"Hmm..... oh, no, Mina. Don't worry about it... I suppose everyone is right. I should start looking for someone else...." Serena was numb all
over. She couldn't
remember getting up, or getting into a car, or even getting out and
her own front
step. Slowly, she climbed the stairs to her room, and looked out the
window. There, she
found herself staring out of the window, remembering the words he had
whispered to her
in that closet. He had said that he loved her.....
But how could he love her? After the way he treated her?
Tears stained the window as Serena leaned against, watching as the
"Darien... why don't you really love me?........."
I know. It was sad, and not my usual happy ending, but I thought I'd
true to the
general gist of the season, which, you have to admit, was sad and depressing as a whole. I'm so sorry. My next one will be longer,
happier. I hope you liked it, anyway.
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