Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 10
Chapter 10, Rei
Since their awakening on Babke she was trying to ignore the small voice whispering softly in her head. "Disgraced... Fallen... Corrupt... Unworthy..."
Being a Miko was more than a part-time job for her. She often told her friends of her ambitions as a career woman. However lately she was thinking more and more of taking the wows as a full-fledged Shinto priestess. But now...
She stopped in mid stride, shivering uncontrollably. "How can I think of that? With a million innocent lives on my conscience?" She asked herself, startling some random technicians walking in the passageway.
In Shinto, even the sole presence of death conjured Kegare; the uncleanliness, the defilement of the soul. Causing death was even worse. She, albeit unwillingly, caused thousands of deaths! Her defilement was beyond purification! The Saiyan spirit was clearly aligned strongly with Aramitama, the wild side of the soul. A side she always struggled to bal
Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 9
Chapter 9, Makoto
"OK, I will challenge you squad leader to get you in my squad. If I win you'll come with us and they'll get Panbukin!" Bardock was smiling, but Makoto, looking at his eyes understood he was speaking seriously!
"I must protect Usagi! This brute will kill her!" She thought almost in panic. This man was strong, her attacks barely affected him. He had immobilized her with only a hand. Usagi had no chances against him. Then an idea sprang up in her mind.
"Wait! No need to challenge my leader. She's not strong enough to be a real fight for you. Your warrior's pride will be diminished by such an easy victory!" She told hastily at him.
The man looked at her annoyed. "What do you mean woman? You'll come with us without fighting?"
"No! I don't want to leave my squad mates. But I will cook for your squad anytime we are here. In exchange... will you train me? You are strong, and I want to learn from the best!" She asked him while trying not to seem too intimidate
Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 8
Chapter 8, The Forsaken
Following the small saiyan, Usagi and her friends walked slowly towards the Medical center.
"I knew it was in this direction! I was right! Rei, I was right! You owe me apologies." Usagi grinned at her friend.
"Humph... I'm so tired I might apologize only to shut you up!" The young Miko replied, while grimacing in pain. "I can't understand how you can be so lively with all the wounds we suffered."
"Actually I feel kind of better. Don't know why." Usagi told her trying to put more weight on the wounded foot. "Ouch! It still hurts..."
"The Attack Ball's cold sleep system releases a long lasting pain killer in wounded pilots. The effects subside in two or three hours, and are stronger after the cold sleep drugs wear off completely. Usually an hour after landing." Tarble explained them smiling.
"You seem well informed, Tarble." Ami smiled back at him, curious about the strange saiyan.
"I have studied the Attack Ball's user manual. It is quite informative. I ca
Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 7
Chapter 7, A Warrior's Pride
Uncomfortably curled in a fetal position on the hard ground, Usagi groaned. The wind's blowing was the only audible sound. Her wakening movements led to a sharp pain in her left foot.
"Ow! W-what happened?" Sitting up, she looked around. The sun was rising, shining on a vast field of ruined buildings. Broken terrain, smoldering fires and smoke columns surrounded her.
"Where am I?" She anxiously asked herself, painfully standing up and almost falling down, due to a severe burn wound on her left foot. Her armored boot was missing.
Looking down, she finally realized the ground she was asleep on was not made of soil. To her horror, she was standing on bones, hundreds of thousands of bones!
Overwhelmed by terror, she ran in blind panic, limping and stumbling, until she was finally out of the field of ruins.
Having reached a copse of trees, she collapsed on her knees panting. "What's happened, where am I?"
Remembering her scouter she brought her hand on he
Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 6
Chapter 6, Moonlit drama
"Wait! Nizuki!" Usagi tried to open the door, but there was no knob or lever to push or pull. Ami touched a little square of metal embedded in the wall, and the door opened with a hiss. "Nizuki! Please!" Usagi rushed out, following the woman.
The warrior was absentmindedly flying away from the open balcony at the end of the corridor. She stopped hearing Usagi calling her. "What do you want, crybaby?" She told her, annoyed.
"Y-you told me we'll have to kill someone! I heard right? We can't! You can't give us a mission like this! You must change it!" Usagi was on the verge of tears, while pleading their cause with the saiyan warrior.
"Stop this." Nizuki landed softly beside her. Usagi was joined by her friends, all of them complaining. "I said... STOP THIS!" They fell silent in front of the angry outburst from the warrior.
"Make no mistake, girls. You are now warriors in the Saiyan Army, and you will follow orders. We work for the PTO, and they ordered us
Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 5
Chapter 5, Saiyan style
Rei was floating in strange green goo, inside the medical machine. The semi-liquid substance was restoring her strength and soothing her wounds. Indulging in sleep was not in her programs though.
Since coming in this strange world, her perceptions were strangely warped. This would have been the perfect opportunity to meditate and cleanse her spirit. Despite the breathing apparatus she had to put on, she whispered her Shinto prayers, rapidly falling in a deep meditative state.
She knew her sensations were still with her. During her fight with that little cabbage-head monster she managed to 'feel' it in a way she was never capable of back on earth. Yet, she was having problems with her usual precognitions. She suspected the saiyan instincts for fighting were involved somewhat. In combat, she knew of the little monster attacks the instant it thought of them. But she was incapable of making sense of the entire situation. It was the opposite of her normal capa
Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 4
Chapter 4, Put to the test.
Rei, the only one of them still standing, nodded nervously to the huge Saiyan's proposal. Better to fight later than being killed now. She moved to help her friends, but Captain Nappa had other ideas.
"Pick up these idiots, you four! Bring them to the testing arena number five." He barked to the soldiers.
"Yes sir!" They immediately obeyed, lifting Minako, Usagi, Ami and Jean in the air. The captain took hold of Makoto's ankle and grabbed Rei by the wrist, then took flight.
"Ouch! You are hurting me!" Being suspended in midair by her wrist was very painful. But the worst suffering was reserved for Makoto, who had a serious flying phobia, having her parents died in a plane crash. "Ohh, let me down, please! Let me down!" She was almost crying from pain and fear.
"Cease your pitiful whining woman! Or I will reconsider my decision and kill you on the spot!" The cruel man landed after a few minutes of flying, throwing them in a heap of bodies. They were br
Legend of the Moon Queen, chapter 3
Chapter three: Creature comforts
"What's that? Did you hear it?" Usagi stopped crying, her hairs standing up straight from fear.
Minako tried to take a look at the beast out of the window, to no avail due to the deep darkness. "An animal of some kind... maybe as hungry as we are. Lucky us, we are safe here, at the third floor!"
"Minako, beware! Don't stick out of the window! You are against the light!" Shouted Ami trying to catch her friend and yank her back.
A great dark shape jumped more than seven meters up from the square floor, smashing against the concrete wall of the building. Huge claws scraped at the window, trying to support the enormous weight of the beast. A hideous, fanged snout snapped at Minako, missing her barely!
She fell backwards over Ami, shouting nervously. "Eek! Stay away from me!" She took a burning stick from the bonfire, throwing it towards the slavering muzzle.
The beast bit again, this time chewing on the improvised torch, completely ignoring the fire!