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Sailor Moon Space Chapter III - The Crystal Invasion
In the endless vacuum of space, right between the Earth and the Moon, a dark figure of a woman in black and red is floating. Around her, there are dozens of sharp red crystals, floating next to each other.
We can see her features clearly now, although her eyes are still covered by the shadow. Her red hair is waving a little, so is the fabric of her outfit.
The villain raises her arm to the Sun, and a flow of particles starts to move from the star towards her. She catches a mass of particles between her hands and presses on it, forming yet another crystal. With a hand movement, she sends all of the crystals to Earth and watches as they pierce the atmosphere.
The following scenes are happening at the same time in different places.
Rei, Mako, Ami, Minako, and Usagi are minding their own busyness walking around Tokyo. Suddenly, each of them sees a dark crystal in front of them.
Rei: What is...
Minako: Another one!
Ami: Better attack it while it's not moving!
The girls transform.
Sailor Mars: Mars Flame Sniper!
Sailor Jupiter: Jupiter Oak Evolution!
Sailor Mercury: Mercury Aqua Rhapsody!
Sailor Venus: Venus Love-And-Beauty Shock!
Usagi: Ugh, when will you stop!
The crystals turn to dust.
Venus: Huh... Almost too easy...
Sailor Moon: Royal Moonlight...
Luna: Usagi, wait! Look around!
Sailor Moon looks around and gasps in horror. The dark crystals, their height is about average human height, are floating all over the streets and buildings.
Sailor Moon: They're everywhere!
Other Sailor Guardians notice them too. Sailor Moon rushes home.
Sailor Moon: Mom, Dad, Shingo! Don't leave the house! Beware of the crystals!
Kenji: What crystals, dear?
Sailor Moon points out of the window, but her family acts like they don't see anything unusual.
Sailor Moon: Forget it, just stay safe!
Her communicator beeps.
Luna: We have to get the others, quick!
Sailor Moon and her cat run out of the house.
Shingo: Did that cat just...
Sailor Guardians are gathered at the shrine. Rei is sitting below the fire, meditating and chanting. As she finishes, the flame rises up to the ceiling and then disappears.
Rei: This should keep the crystals out for now. No evil spirit can enter this holy place!
Makoto: The crystals... They are everywhere, shouldn't they be on the news?
Ami turns on the TV.
Ami: It can't be... They act like nothing happened!
Usagi: So did my dad! He said he didn't see any crystals!
Luna: This is serious. Mercury, can you pass me the crystal energy print? We need to find out what those things are.
Ami pulls out a memory stick and plugs it into the computer. Cats look at the screen and the calculations.
Usagi: Oh no! Mamo-chan! I need to go get him! What if he doesn't see the crystals?
Rei: Go get him and return quickly!
Usagi runs out of the shrine. She runs to the train station as fast as she can, avoiding crystals that are seemingly everywhere. People in the streets don't seem to notice them.
As Usagi runs, somewhere in the sky a giant crystal floats up to the villain. She turns to look at it.
???: Finally! How is it going, Test Crystal?
Test Crystal turns around: in each of its sides, we can see reflections of Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, and Tuxedo Mask.
???: Well that's new...
Luna and Artemis look at the computer screen and gasp. Ami leans to the screen
Rei: What is it?
Ami: Those crystals are not really crystals! They're just particles that have taken crystal form! They're not material objects yet!
Minako: How is that possible?
Artemis: But if they're literally just particles... That means...
Ami: Our attacks didn't destroy them. They just dissolved to regroup again.
The girls gasp. Rei shakes her head.
Usagi jumps out of the train and runs ahead. She looks around, soon she sees Mamoru parking his motorcycle and taking his helmet off. She runs up to him.
Usagi: Mamo-chan! Have you seen the crystals? Are you okay?
Mamoru: Yes, I can see them. But it seems like no one else can.
Usagi grabs his hand.
Usagi: Go with me. I'm going to get you to safety.
He is clearly touched by the fact that she cares about him so much, as if, somehow, he is still not used to it. Usagi takes a step towards the train station, but Mamoru doesn't.
New crystals appear out of nowhere. They block their way.
Usagi: Oh no!! How are we going to get back?
Mamoru silently gives Usagi another helmet he pulled seemingly out of nowhere. He sits back on his motorcycle, and Usagi sits behind him, hugging him tightly.
Mamoru: Hang on.
Usagi: I can't believe it! I am going to ride a bike with Mamo-cha...-aaaaa, whoa, that's so fast!!
The motorcycle takes off down the road. Mamoru rides to Hikawa shrine, avoiding the crystals which keep appearing.
In the sky, the villain is talking to the Test Crystal.
???: Phase one is going excellent. And those Sailor Guardians... They brought this upon themselves. I am going to trap them and then destroy them. And then, this wonderful planet will give me all the energy I need... Ugh, Test Crystal, you aren't even listening. You are not alive, after all...
The camera gets closer to her face, and we can see her red eyes clearly now.
???: No one stops me on my way to Eternity! I will make them regret messing with me, Ria!
Girls are looking at the computer in the Hikawa shrine.
Ami: I think I get it now. The wavelength of those particles is tuned to be invisible to humans! So the only people who can see them are...
Luna: Moon Kingdom Descendants.
Artemis: Or just aliens.
Ami: It's so weird. To think that we are aliens to this planet...
Makoto: Wait! There are tons of those crystals out there in the streets where people are walking – and they can't see them?
Rei: What if someone gets into the crystal? What happens if someone walks through?!
Luna lowers her head.
Mamoru and Usagi keep driving around the roads at high speed, taking shortcuts and avoiding the crystals. He takes sharp turns since crystals keep appearing. Suddenly, one materializes right in front of them.
Mamoru: Get down!
They ride right beneath the crystal; Usagi ducks and is intact, but Mamoru, being taller than her, still manages to touch the crystal with his head. His head goes right through, and they leave the crystal behind. Mamoru's eyes darken, he almost loses the grip on the wheel.
Usagi: Mamo-chan! Are you alright?
Mamoru grits his teeth.
Usagi: I know you're not!!
Mamoru: I can still drive. We're almost there.
Mamoru's motorcycle drives up to the stairs of the Hikawa Shrine. Usagi jumps off it, grabs Mamoru's hand and they both run up the stairs. As they run into the shrine, Mamoru collapses in the corner.
Everyone: Usagi! Mamoru!
Rei: You sure took your time!
Cats jump to Mamoru.
Luna: He'll be fine! He had lost some energy, but he will recover it soon. Just let him sleep.
Luna and Usagi sit next to Mamoru, Artemis goes back to the computer.
Ami: So that's what the crystals do... They drain energy from people.
Artemis: Not only that! They transport it somewhere I can't track.
Minako: We need to stop them.
Usagi: But how? We will need an attack that covers the entire city, if not the entire Earth!
Rei: And we can't destroy them.
Ami: Girls, look!
Everyone looks at the computer screen, then out of the window. It's getting darker outside. A giant crystal, taller than the building, is emerging from the ground. The computer detects a lot of signals coming from this one.
Artemis: This one is different! It's a material object! This must be the control center!
Minako: It's near the abandoned factory! This is our chance!
Usagi: But how will we get there?
Artemis zooms into the dangerous map.
Artemis: There is a short path free of crystals that should be safe for you to go. It's not that far, either!
Rei: Let's go then.
She opens her bag and smiles.
Minako: Let's eat first!
Usagi: Wow! I am hungry!
Minako blinks and then smiles, reaching down to her voluminous bag. She pulls out a container, full of onigiris. She opens the container and hands out onigiris taking one herself.
Minako: Actually... I made those for my boyfriend today. But now, I don't know if I'll ever see him again.
Rei: Don't be stupid, Mina! Of course, you will! We will kick the evil's butt like we always do, right, Usagi?
Usagi doesn't answer. Mamoru opens his eyes, she hugs him and gives him half of her onigiri.
Five Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask walk across the streets as the sun goes down. They pass Usagi's house, her family is looking out of the window.
Shingo: Go Sailor Moon! Kick their butt!
Sailor Moon stops for a moment to take Tuxedo Mask's hands. She looks at him caringly.
Sailor Moon: You can't go any further. It's too dangerous, and you have lost a lot of energy.
Tuxedo Mask: But...
Sailor Moon: I'll be okay. You don't have to always put your life on the line for me.
Both lower their eyes. Sailor Moon continues quietly.
Sailor Moon: I know you are worried. It's okay.
Tuxedo Mask grips her hands tighter.
Sailor Moon: But we need you right here. No one knows what the crystals will do next. Go and protect the Earth, Earth Guardian.
Tuxedo Mask looks at Sailor Moon, who is ready to go off into battle without him. He lets go of her hands, carefully and slowly. For a moment he sees NeoQueen Serenity in her. He bows his head.
Tuxedo Mask: As you command.
Sailor Moon smiles at him, reassuringly.
Sailor Moon: Do it for me, alright?
Tuxedo Mask can't help but smile back.
Tuxedo Mask: Anything for you.
Sailor Moon: Oh, and... Watch over my family.
She hesitates for a while, then kisses him on the cheek and runs away after the others. Tuxedo Mask watches them walking away into the sunset, his cape flowing in the wind.
Author's comment: yes, I have named her. Right in time.