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NeoConstellation: Dawn

"Gemini you…" my voice trailed off and I got quite frustrated. Not quite finishing my sentence, I stormed past Cassiopeia and out of the door.
On my way out, I heard Cassiopeia say "What was that all about?"
I didn't need the answer.
A long time ago Cassiopeia said I had no brain. I was beginning to think that myself… what was with me? I knew that Shelby was alive… in Gemini. So, in a good way, Shelby was Gemini… so why did I refuse the truth? Because Gemini had really been so much my enemy? Because the fixing of my mistake happened so fast? I didn't know and I didn't want to know.
Gemini was Shelby and Shelby was Gemini. Hard to think of Gemini as kind and Shelby as evil. Hard to think, period.
I realized I was walking in circles around the palace.
I stopped and took one look at the sky.
I took another look at the Millennium Crystal.
I realized what I was thinking.
Just a little vacation. A tiny little vacation. Won't worry anybody.
I shuddered.
The insane part?
I did it once.
I'll never, ever do it again.
Starting tomorrow.


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I breathed nice, dirty, 20th century air.
I was home. Home in 20th century Earth.
And I wasn't falling in love this time.
Face it, I don't think I'm going to fall in love, ever. (again)
I walked downtown. Needed not to think…
I passed the K-mart. I didn't want to see who was working in layaway this time.
I passed the park.
I passed the concert park as well.
I finally couldn't walk anymore.
Feeling totally down and friendless, I was startled by a loud…
"Tori!!!!!"
… and someone with two long blonde pigtails crashing to the ground.
"Owwww! That hurt! Owowowowowowowowowow!!!!"
Three guesses who that was.
"Serena?" I said.
"Owowow ow ow yes ow ow!!!"
"Get up and brush yourself off already you're not dying!" I said, pulling her up off the ground.
"But it hurts!
"I thought being Sailor Moon was supposed to make you stronger." I muttered.
"In here." She said, pointing to herself. "But it hurts on the outside!!!"
"Well at least the decibels have gone down." I muttered.
"So… what happened… I…"
"Thought the Constellations were goners?" I said. "Probable outcome but then again, I think "probable" is not the word to describe my life. Probable went out the window a long, long, time ago."
She nodded.
"Well…" taking a huge sigh, I related the story to her. "We left of at the erasing of memories, didn't we? Yeah, we did. Let's see… after that, we all went back to our corresponding, then "ultimate" destinies."
"Then ultimate?" She asked.
"Yeah. But that comes later. Draco came and I got my memories back and so did Gemini and Shelby and the Omega constellations regrouped and we didn't it was just me, Draco and… Shelby and that's it. Then this disease came along… don't worry won't affect you and anyway to cure the tiredness and powerlessness you needed the North Star Crystal and we finally got it and it unlocked the Crystal of Oblivion. Then we found out… Sagittarius and I found out our family… and… and … and…" My voice trailed off and I realized I was crying.
"What?" She pressed, looking worried. "What's wrong?"
I swallowed. "Nothing… nothing… oh, everything's wrong! That's why I'm here!"
"What comes after and?" She said.
"Gemini… Shelby…"
She frowned.
"They were the same person. Shelby was Gemini's good side… and when Gemini became evil Shelby spilt off from him… they were rejoined and now I can't stand it…"
"Oh…….." her voice trailed off to a whisper. "Oh… well, um…"
I stood up. "Don't tell a soul."
"Too late. I've already heard every word." A voice came out of nowhere. "And there's nothing you can do about that… Pegasus. " I turned around, fully prepared to let off a string of colorful adjectives if nothing else.
I was face to face with someone… long twin green pigtails… not meatballs… just pigtails… and sparkling green eyes. "So, Pegasus." She said. "Pleased to meet you."
I just noticed one other detail: she was wearing a sailor fuku.
"Who are you?" I asked.
"Why Pegasus, you should know, my enemies, Sailors Pegasus and Moon, you should know. I am your enemy. Just ask your little friend over there." She pointed, to where I saw the existence which had called itself Love and Justice. "What is going on!???" I said. "I've had enough of this! Millennium Crystal Power and Serena, get out of here!"
"Gladly!" She said, and took off.
I transformed with only one major problem: I wasn't me.
"Good!" Said the (insert a good-sounding colorful adjective here) calling itself Love and Justice. "It worked."
"What worked?" I said. "I thought I supposed to be your defender… and I sorta need to be Sailor Pegasus to do that!"
"You were not Sailor Pegasus to begin with!" Love and Justice said. Her Sailor fuku swayed slightly in the wind.
"So what was I and why should you be the one wearing the fuku?!?!" I responded, angry.
"Pegasus, you want so much to understand everything- I think I made you to intellectual. You are not Sailor Pegasus. You are Pegasus. Not Sailor Pegasus."
The other being scoffed. "Oh puh-leaze you're making me sicker than you usually do. She wants answers, not more questions."
I jerked my thumb toward the other being. "Why can't I be on it's side?"
"Because you're not." Responded Love and Justice.
"Grrr… so can I kick it or something?" I said, suddenly angry at everything and everyone.
"Of course." It said.
"Pegasus…" I began, then stopped. "Do my powers still work?" I asked.
"Some." was the simple answer.
"Fine! Then I slice and dice you! Pegasus… aqua splash!"
Didn't work.
"Fine!" I shouted again. "Then I just… Pegasus… iRodot…. Power!"
The other being disappeared as I realized that there was an actual power coming from my hand in the form of a small purple ball of energy.
"What the!?" I said. "I don't have the iRodot… I have the Millennium Crystal… it changed years ago!"
"You have reverted to your old self, as well, Pegasus… thus you do have the power of the iRodot."
"So I'm back where I started??" I asked. "With the iRodot and no allies? This is just great!"


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