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The Sea of Stars

Water-stained pages, pebbles and traces of stardust

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So... this was doing the rounds a while back, but I didn't have the time to join in, even though I wanted to. And then I thought this would be a nice way to give my friends Christmas presents, because you get to choose your present.

The format:

* Choose a letter of the alphabet

* Choose a word which begins with that letter

* Choose your fandom and the characters you want me to write about

* Sit back and wait for the result.

Fandoms: Sailor Moon (including "Exiles" stories); Fruits Basket; Harry Potter (I will attempt anything for you here, in the spirit of Christmas, so bring on your alternative pairings); Chronicles of Narnia; Doctor Who; Heroes; I'll even attempt Veronica Mars & House M.D., if you want, but I warn you, it might not be good.

A - phoenixfyre13: 'Almost', Ron/Hermione or Molly/Arthur
C - gijane7702: 'Christmas', Remus/Tonks
D - dark_branwen: 'Drunk', Remus/Sirius
E - dark_branwen: 'Electric', Veronica/Lilly
F - ayadec: 'Feeling', Angela Petrelli
G - dark_branwen: 'Grasping', Minako/Takehiko
H - discord_harmony 'Hope', Harry/Ginny
J - dejana: 'Jealousy', Susan Pevensie
L - vifetoile: 'Legacy', Chibi Moon/Sailor Quartet
M - fireflypenance: 'Missing', Rowena Ravenclaw/Salazar Slytherin
N - heavenly_pearl: 'Nightmare', Helios/Chibi-Usa
P - flourhurricane: 'Pop Quiz', Ken/Mamoru
Q - dejana: 'Quiet', Harry/Cedric
R - demandingvoice: 'Romance', Ami/Mamoru
S - heavenly_pearl: 'Secret', Percy/Penelope
U - heavenly_pearl: 'United', Shigure/Ayame/Hatori
W - barbara_the_w: 'Wonder', Remus/Tonks
X - shield_wolf: 'Xenophobia', Remus/Tonks
Z - flourhurricane: 'Zero', Doctor/Martha

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Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
Douglas Horton

To be a sailor senshi in Crystal Tokyo was to feel the weight of history upon your shoulders. Once, the senshi had lived in shadow, their lives a secret, their very existence a whisper, a rumour. That was now impossible. As far as the rest of the world was concerned, they were Crystal Tokyo. They had become as recognisable as Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty, with the added advantage of being far more photogenic than any monument.

Publicity made their mission more difficult; though the goodwill of the populace did sometimes prove useful in protecting the princess and cornering certain youma and hardened criminals with magical powers, the new senshi spent a lot of their time dodging autograph hunters, fans and the occasional foreign paparazzo. There wasn't a law against following the sailor senshi, it was more that the Japanese paparazzi knew they might be used as bait by Juno or Pallas and then the rescue might be 'slightly' late.

Ceres, Juno, Pallas and Vesta were proud to serve their princess. They were happy to bear the responsibility of their position and to uphold the name of Crystal Tokyo. The only downside to the job, as Vesta put it, was the inevitable comparisons people made with Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus. Although Small Lady found it hard to live up to people's expectations of her as a princess, at least the first Sailor Moon was a distant if brilliant memory, and she was the first in her family to be a princess and a senshi at the same time, whereas their predecessors were still around and still very much active. Sometimes it felt as if they could never be good enough for some people.

All they could do was carry on living in the present, live up to everybody's expectations... and wait for an opportunity to show that the legacy of the first generation had not been forgotten.

Re: Second Generation

It's wonderful! Thank you!

I especially liked the bit comparing the senshi to Big Ben. Talk about celebrity...

Thank you so much! And again, Happy New Year!

Yay, you liked it! I really wanted to keep writing but had to go to bed, so I had to wrap it up in an awkward place. :(

Yeah, I see the future senshi as living under a pretty big media spotlight; people gossiping about them, wondering about their relationship with the princess etc. etc. It's a totally different life from their predecessors but still hard.

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