Her blind swinging and attempts at hacking and slashing at the fury went in vain. She tossed the blade to the ground. It clattered upon landing. Useless. Weak. How can a coward like she be a senshi? How could she be Cosmos?
The disheartened queen fell to her knees, eyes hidden by the shadow of her bangs. She did not pay attention as the fury moved away after dodging her attack. She was becoming lost in her nightmares. Reliving everything that had gone wrong since she decided to stay in this time.
As far as the senshi from the future could see, she never helped the Black Moon Clan, but brought it more pain and suffering, especially to its general and a certain subordinate. How could she fight this fury? How could she look to her dear friend’s face after this fight when he probably realized she may have done more damage than help to his people. Betray his trust by failing to keep up to her promise. How?
Sailor Pluto was expecting a strong reaction from the Fury but certainly not that. She was amazed by how it easily got rid of her orb. They were screwed. She had a bad feeling about why the Fury wanted Rubeus body.
Demando and Berthier were sent out of the way and she cursed under her breathe for having stepped out of the way to fight. She couldn’t get close to the unconscious man anymore.
Mimicking Demando she blasted her own series of attacks. Chronos Typhoon. They needed to get rid of that creature.
Juno smiled when she saw her attack harm the Fury, but it didn’t do much, only some horrible blood start puring from him. His attack wasn’t as fast now, but Juno was now exhausted, had lost too much blood and felt powerless. She couldn’t dodge the attack, which made her fly across the air and falling hard on her back. ”FUCK!” She yelled hitting her fist against the floor. Her green eyes watched as Berthier and Demando were thrown away. Suddenly tears started falling from her eyes. Was this it? She was starting to lose her hope, she was desperate, she wanted to destroy this Fury and make Rubeus better. But was this the end for all of them.
Before Pluto attacked, Juno jumped from her spot in tears and starting running to where Rubeus’ body was. She didn’t care how dangerous it was, all she wanted was to save him and the rest. She was very tired and her wound hurt so much as blood kept running down her body. Sailor Juno threw herself on top of Rubeus’ body and buried her face against his chest for a moment, soaking his clothes with her tears. ”STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!” She cried as she stood up , spreading her arms and legs, blocking the Fury from Rubeus with her own. She didn’t matter any more. She needed him to be ok. ” I WON’T LET YOU HAVE HIM!” She yelled at the monster, she still wasn’t sure why the monster wouldn’t let him but she was going to sacrifice herself if she had to stop him. Her legs were shaking, she was scared but she watched the Fury get closer to her without flinching.
She held his body as if the most precious possession she had ever held in her arms. Over and over again she repeated “We are going to save you”. Before she could regain herself, however, her body was thrown away from him. She felt her back hitting the concrete. She felt her mind getting hazed. It hurt. Severely. But she refused to give in. She couldn’t give in yet. But she had no strength to fight.
She watched as Juno threw her body on top of Rubeus. Idiotic girl. She was going to get hit too. She watched Cosmos crying. A satisfactory smile played in her lips for a moment. She needed to suffer for killing all of them. Destroying all of them. Breaking their spirits.
Berthier finally stood up again, shaking, not knowing where she had gathered so much energy. She gathered her energy again. Preparing to blast and directing another attack at the Fury. As soon as she did it Berthier fell completely on the floor. There was no energy left in her body. Her eyes remained opened. She’d fight hard against passing out. She wouldn’t.
“Demando-sama…” She cried softly. “Save him… please… don’t…let him…die.”
That kid. Berthier. Did they care that much about Rubeus?
Ah… that’s how things should have been. How he should have reacted in the very beginning, by showing how much he cared. How simple. How unfortunate.
Things seemed so easier when the threads of consciousness threatened to break and let his mind and vision fade to black. Voices around him sounded weaker and weaker and with them, good, the pain was going away too. Voices. Noisy voices. Berthier’s voice.
Demando’s eyes opened widly, consciousness and pain running back everywhere in his body. He only passed out for a few seconds, though it felt like hours in his mind.
Berthier had been tossed away just like him. She used so much strenght and will in this fight. Way more than him.
“I won’t.” he promised - and for the first time, as a prince, he wasn’t sure if he would be able to keep that promise.
He slowly stood up, only to see the young senshi’s attempt at protecting Rubeus. How simple. How foolish.
But she was protecting a member of his clan. His family. He could try and help her if it was for this sake.
“You…” he shooted back at the creature, with a new blast of his energy to prevent its attack “… will not have him!”
His power was so weak and he wouldn’t last long. He hated it. That empty feeling, that realization that his magic had a limit, how it hurt everywhere to make him stop. Power was everything. Everything he had.
Without it, he was…
Useless. He couldn’t hear him. This was useless.
Another blast of his magic and third eye combined. The last thread of his powers.
Useless. He would die trying anyways. He would die before realizing how useless it was.
“YOU CAN’T LET THAT THING TALK FOR YOU THIS WAY!” he would at least die without his regrets,
“YOU CAN’T LEAVE THIS WAY!
YOU PROMISED! YOU PROMISED YOU WOULD BE BY MY SIDE UNTIL THE END! WE DIDN’T COME HERE FOR THIS - WE CAME TO FIND OUR HAPPINESS!”
And they didn’t.
Even though so many blasts were being hurled at the creature, it could feel the ever growing exhaustion of his opponents. Unfortunately these blasts were hitting too close for A.L.1’s comfort. In his attempts to protect it’s disfigured face, he lost track of the green Senshi. Her shouting brought notice to him as the smiling face looked back at her. Seeing how pathetic she looked standing close to his host’s unconscious body, instead of throwing her aside, he used his speed to get to the other side. “Heh, stupid girl,” the second face opened to show that of a grey haired Nemesimian.
His taunts were cut short and replaced with a horrific screech. The fury’s legs trembled slightly as it kept itself up. The mangled face closing and opening to show the face of the one who struck it. “He wished you never would come. I wised the same for different reasons…” the face hissed in a slight pant.
“I promised. But he didn’t want me anymore. No one wants me anymore. This is my curse. I don’t deserve to be happy…”
The bloodloss was getting to the creature.
”’Hurt those who hurt you, or else they will never understand what they caused.’”
A.L.1’s body slowly began to crumble as it used the last bit of it’s power to lift it’s hand.
“I’m so tired…”
The capsule closed then opened again, this time that of Rubeus’. “I will fulfil what was promised, for I no longer wish to be me…”
“I no longer wish to be ALONE.”The faces spoke in unison as instantaneously the fingers turned into blades and went through his host’s sleeping body. In seconds A.L.1’s body completely disintegrated, along with the dream mirror that Rubeus had left behind as blood began to surround him.
He wasn’t going to wake up.