Near Viridian Forest
"Hotaru! Get out-of-the-way!" Grasping her hand, he pulled her towards him, a cold pale body limply fell into him, her breathing slow and shallow.
"Prince Satoshi... Why do you always get in the way?" Her voice sounded so cold and blood thirsty. "This world is so full of evil... Why can't you understand that I must bring this world into ruin?"
"Hotaru-chan, let's go!" Ash called out, his voice strained. A cold chill fell over him as he threw himself in front of her and Pikachu, "take Pikachu and leave!"
"Cubone, use boomerang!" The attack came so suddenly, throwing the bug pokemon out of the air and knocked them straight into the tree behind them. The attack came back smoothly as Hotaru seemed to come back to her normal conscious self, her eyes soft and gentle and she grabbed the young male's hands, her cold hands wanting the warmth of his touch.
"Thought you'd have improved by now..." The voice and dialect sounded vaguely familiar.
Turning, he looked to the newcomer, chocolate-brown eyes widening as a blush suddenly came over him, a feeling he remembered happening only once before.
"Y-you're Giselle?!" Ash and Hotaru whispered in unison as the girl and boy looked to the violet eyed girl in shock that she'd know her name.
"I didn't know I made such an impression on you that you'd remember me after so long!" Giselle said in mock arrogance. She walked over to the teens, eyeing Hotaru suspiciously, wondering how the girl knew who she was without ever having met her. The beautiful chestnut colored haired girl was a genius and had a memory that never forgot any sort of details.
She doubted that Ashy boy had made conversation about her judging by his reaction to her knowing her name. "That is my name, but how do you know my name?" The question came forth with seething anger, an emotion that she wanted to hide but couldn't. Was she one of Giovanni's henchmen?
"I-I-I honestly don't know. I saw you in a dream." The fair-skinned girl responded, her violet eyes honest and earnest, her hands still holding onto the darker male's hamds.
Giselle forced a smile. "Well, I just saved both your lives. What will you do for me now?"
Ash's eyes widened surprised. He hadn't expected that reaction or even to see her again. "What do you mean? Isn't that common decency?"
"No… it's not. I deserve a reward. That is common decency! How about this… you can reward me with dinner?" Giselle responded, her selfishness coming through her words. Truthfully, she was just very hungry and if it came to it, she would pretend that they were some food and feed on them. Cubone had convinced her that she wasn't quite that savage yet.
Still, she had some savage plans in the future for a certain rocket boss.
Cubone nodded in agreement.
Ash sighed annoyed. "Whatever. You can come home with us." If Brock hadn't eaten all the food yet, there'd more than enough for all three of them. Hotaru barely ate more than the average baby. Hopefully, Giselle didn't have an appetite like him. His assumption was different from his own hopes.
Cherry Hill Temple
It was Sunday which for normal people meant they were off from school and work. However, Kazu wasn't normal and he didn't work for a normal teenager. No! That teenage beauty was a demon, yes, and a fierce demon with no sympathy for simple people like him. He had to think of a way to ask her for a month off away from the temple.
"Kazu-san, you've done well today!" Rei exclaimed, a smile on those glossed lips as she sat down at the temple steps and motioned for him to sit next to her.
"Arigatou." He acknowledged the compliment.
"Your friend, Henry, called me. He said that you were supposed to go on a paid vacation with all your friends… is that true?" She asked while looking up into the fading sunlight, a smile on her lips.
Rei knew he was hiding something but kept herself from asking questions. She was always a good judge of character and while she could tell it was nothing terrible, she could also tell that he had his reasons to keep quiet. Those two never spoke of anything that was too private; it was the reason that he was perfect for being in his position.
"I may be gone for a long time." He finally said as he sat down next to her, his eyes daring to meet hers. He wanted to see them change expression, show some anger, show something that said that she didn't just have platonic feelings towards him.
Instead, she smiled and looked at him. "So will I… I am also leaving for a while. However, if you ever need anything—I mean, anything, call me or text me. If you need money, I will have my father wire you money." Her words were motherly and kind, not the sort of reaction he wanted but it was better than nothing. It was better than talking to his own mother, a woman whom made it clear every day that she wished she would have aborted him when she had the chance.
"I can take care of myself."
She nodded then got up, patting the dirt off her clothes. She was about to walk up the steps until a certain young man with pretty features called out to her, a seriousness that belonged to an old man but a smile that belonged on GQ.
"Hino-san!" The boy called out, his proper and kind tone befitting someone who she would go out with in real life. Still, his appearance bothered Kazu. His long red hair was near glamorous, looked more like it belonged to a diva than a man, and his green eyes were kind but they also reminded him of a serial killer, er, at least, a man who has killed before in his lifetime.
"Minamino Shuichi-kun," Rei nearly whispered, her face slightly pink. "What are you doing here?"
The boy walked closer, each movement carefully thought out as he kept his hands behind his back. "I have white Casablanca lilies for you… since I hear that you're going away for a long time."
Rei walked forward, her hands in her pockets, her eyes as serious as a killers. "Who told you that I like these flowers?"
Shuichi Minamino got on his knees, his head bowed low, and his hands out with the flowers in full view. "I asked my uncle Kaidou what I should do since he seems to know you so well… I'm sorry for missing your birthday and that school thing that you've invited me." It was a playful show of being sorry for his actions and Kazu could see that he would do it again.
Kazu sat with his arms folded watching the two of them feeling mostly annoyed by the charade. The two were basically secret lovers with a secret so deep that neither one knew of the love. Personally, he didn't trust him; he was too secretive if you asked him. However, that was how Rei liked people because secretive people didn't ask questions and for whatever reason, Rei didn't like anyone in her business.
"If that's the case, I can forgive you." She responded, her eyes not as forgiving as her words. "You did work hard to get that information."
Kazu knew about Kaidou whom was another man that he just didn't like. Makoto Kino had told him the story about that guy against Rei's wishes, of course. The chump was some older man whom worked for the mystical priestess's father, a man so into his job that he would do anything to take over where her father leaves off including marrying another woman. He was apparently Rei's first kiss and only love however if Makoto got whiff of the two before him, she would think twice about the only part.
Rei motioned for Kazu to come over there as she decided to finally introduce the two. The brown-haired boy pretended like it was the first time seeing him while hiding his jealousy of the young man for more than one reason.
"Kazu, he is also going to be working here for a while and while you are gone, he will be taking your position. He will also look after the shrine while I am gone."
"It sounds like he will be full-time to me."
Rei could tell from the comment that he wasn't too pleased to accommodate his new associate.
"It's nice to meet you, Mr. Kazu." Shuichi's voice was smooth like butter.
It was in that moment that Kazu had almost cancelled his plans to leave for the little while. He imagined that this guy would use his pretty face and smooth voice to seduce the Shinto priestess.
Still, his mind was made up. He was going to the digital world. He would see his friend again and this time, they would never separate again. Well, he wasn't sure about the last part, but for the most part, his mind was made up.
"Rei-chan…" Kazu started before having his foot stepped on so quick that he only saw flashes of light brown sandals before realizing it was the violet eyed girl whom did it.
"Don't be so formal…"
"I have to go… right now, my friends are waiting."
He finally got to see a reaction that he wanted. He saw her face look sullen at the idea then suddenly angry and sad again. "Fine. Go… Next time, warn me when you have to take a break from work!"
Kazu nodded, smiled then ran off while waving as he ran down to probably meet his friends.
Rei awkwardly waved back, a smile on her face that she couldn't wipe off. He really was a dork. When he was visibly gone, she turned to Shuichi, her violet eyes cold and distant, a war suddenly stirring in her soul. "Baka."
"That's not very nice." He responded as he walked closer to the temple but stopped suddenly as if he couldn't go any further. "You really don't trust me, do you?"
Rei kept her back to him now that he had ahead of her. "Of course not… You stupid youko!"
Shuichi turned to her with an honest look of hurt in his eyes. "Hino-san, I'm still the same boy you've always known. We grew up together…"
"We grew apart…" She corrected him as she turned to him, surprised by his sudden emotion. "You lied to me all your life about being who you are as if you couldn't trust me. I can never trust you."
"So even if I do this transaction with you," Shuichi started but Rei interrupted him.
Rei finished his statement. "Things won't change, at least, for now."
"What about that boy? Do you think its fine that you keep lying to him about who and what you are as he does to you or is it different because I am a fox demon?"
Rei walked to Shuichi, her eyes serious and her lips pursed. "No, it's not okay. However, it's different… not because of what you are but who you are. You are Shuichi Minamino, a person I once trusted more than even Kaidou. However, you're no different from him. I lied to you…"
"And yet it never bothered me that you are Sailor Mars, a celestial warrior of war and passion. Your power is meant to kill beings like myself… and the reason it never bothered me is because I know that you had to have always known. You feel those things. You always have felt those things and even when I showed you who I was, you didn't try to kill me like any other person in your position."
"Shuichi, just hand me the mirror so that I can use it to find my friend. We can talk about this another time."
Shuichi put down his backpack and unzipped it as he pulled out a golden mirror with a freaky looking design. Rei could feel its aura flowing throughout the land. It almost seemed like just touching it would make her become like him.
Before he could pull it out all the way, Rei ran up to him and kissed him near his lip but away from it and away from his cheek. If he had turned even just a tiny bit, less than a millimeter, their lips would have touched. A tear fell from her eyes onto his lip as if reality had just hit her.
"Shuichi-kun, if I never see you again, I don't want you to think that I hate you. I may not like you right now, but to hate you, that is not the feeling."
"Protect this world while I'm gone, please…"
She grabbed the mirror after emotionally prepping herself to leave.` There was something more going on with everyone and this world. The idea stressed her out and Shuichi was right, all this hiding who they were and what-not was terrible.
She didn't bother telling him that she had visions of this world and another world ending.
Sorry it's been so long since I have last updated! It's been more than a year! Okay so this is becoming a pretty big crossover seeing as now Yu Yu Hakusho has been added to the mix. Shuichi Minamino whom is also known as Kurama.
The chapter was long, but tended to stay more on the sailor moon/digimon side of the story which is okay since last chapter was pretty much pokemon-only.
In the reviews, let me know what you think the official couplings should be in this story. The next chapter will have more action as it will technically be the last of the introductory chapters and more Mew and Celebi.
Also what do you think will happen next or what do you want to happen next?