Episode 2 - SAILOR SIBLING (Sailor Moon Space)
(written by Jessieee)
It's a nice summer morning in the Tsukino family. Mom - Ikuko Tsukino, Dad - Kenji Tsukino and Usagi's brother Shingo are sitting at the table discussing something about Shingo's new school year. Shingo isn't thrilled about classes starting either.
Shingo: I bet Sailor Moon doesn't have to go to school. She is so awesome! I wanna be like her someday.
Kenji: I don't know much about Sailor Moon, but she seems to be pretty smart. You'll have to get straight A's in school to be as smart as her!
Shingo sighs. Does he, though?
Then, Usagi flies in front of them from the second floor, shouting that she's late.
Usagi: Waaah! I forgot we had a picnic today!
Usagi: Thanks mommy, you're the best!
Shingo: Can we mention that it's almost noon and you still managed to oversleep? And you're supposed to be an adult?
Usagi: Shut up, Mister I-Don't-want-to-go-school!
They bicker a little as Usagi takes her backpack and storms off. But just as she runs on the streets, she almost bumps into another giant crystal. It's as big as a human, dark and floating half-meter above the ground, but it doesn't attack or turn.
Usagi: Ugh, I'm running late! But I can't let this thing be! Moon Celestial Power, Make Up!
She transforms into her Celestial form and destroys the crystal with the Royal Moonlight Everlasting attack. Then she transforms back and picks up her backpack.
Usagi: Phew, this is out of my hair now...
She runs away without knowing that Shingo was watching her through the window this whole time!
Shingo: Sailor Moon! Right near me! I'm so lucky I've got my camera!
He looks at the photos he took with his camera. He notices that on one of them, Sailor Moon is reaching for Usagi's backpack. He almost drops the camera.
Shingo: Wait... What?!! This can't... This is just impossible!!!
Usagi arrives at the picnic with her face is red from all the running. She explains, that she is only late because she had to fight a crystal, but Rei doesn't believe her, claiming she has overslept as usual. Makoto brings lunch for everyone, as usual, and the girls carry on with the picnic. That lasts for a while until Usagi decides to go and smell the flowers. Just as she is left alone, Shingo jumps at her from the bushes with a sinister smile.
Shingo: I have a deal to make with you, Usagi! I know everything about your secret identity!
Usagi: What are you doing here? What are you talking about?
Shingo: I know who you are! You're Sailor Moon!
Usagi: You must be joking, Shingo. We don't even look alike!
Shingo reveals to Usagi that he saw her picking up the backpack transforming. He has photo proof that she is Sailor Moon! He offers to make a deal with her – he won't tell their parents about it, but Usagi will have to buy him whatever he wants until school starts!
Usagi: Okay, Shingo, I'll think about this. Wait here, I'll be right back!
She dashes back to the picnic, grabs Luna, mutters something about how she has to go, and runs away. As she runs across the park with a struggling cat in her hands, Usagi explains what happened. When she finally reaches an empty street, she puts Luna down.
Usagi: You got me into this, now you will sort this out!
Luna explains to Usagi that, as a cat, she can't really blow her cover. However, Usagi can. In the end, if she has truly awakened as Queen Serenity, that means that the events they saw in the future will happen relatively soon. After all, using the power of Silver Crystal, Usagi is destined to rule the world one day, so her parents will inevitably find out the truth about her sooner or later.
Luna: It's about time for you to start behaving like the Queen you're going to be!
Usagi: Luna, you are right. I'm going to settle this like an adult!
The next frame shows Mamoru opening his door. Usagi stands behind it with Luna in her backpack.
Usagi: Mamo-chan, move your things, I am going to live with you forever. I ran away from home!
As she marches into his flat, followed by Mamoru's shocked stare, Luna explains to him what happened. Usagi then lands straight on his bed and gazes longingly out of the window.
Usagi: To protect my identity... I will now live alone, away from everyone. I will be a Beautiful Lonely Warrior, Defender of Justice, whose face will never be known to any human.
Mamoru: Wouldn't that make your family even more suspicious?
Usagi: You're right, but at least I won't have to talk to them!
Usagi sadly rolls over in bed for a while.
Usagi: But I already miss them... I miss my mum's cooking... I'm hungry. What do I do?
Mamoru sits on the bed beside her.
Mamoru: I can come with you if you want. We can talk to them together. They're lovely people, your parents. I'm sure they will understand the situation.
Usagi: Really? You're going to do this with me?
Mamoru: Yeah! We're protecting the Earth together, remember? You don't have to do this alone, either.
Usagi gets up and hugs Mamoru so tight, he almost falls on the bed.
Usagi: Mamo-chan, you are the best! Maybe you should do all the talking.
Luna: Usagi, you'll still have to say something.
Usagi: Fine, I'll do it!
Usagi, Mamoru, and Luna approach Tsukinos' house. When the whole family opens the door, they tell that they were worried sick about Usagi.
Shingo: I told you! She was out there fighting evil again!
Kenji: What are you talking about?
Usagi: Mom, Dad, I have to show you something. Moon Celestial Power, Make Up!
Everyone stares at Usagi as she transforms. Shingo is amazed, and the parents are shocked. Mamoru blushes slightly, looking at her lovingly. He also transforms into his Tuxedo Mask form in the background.
(art by Jessieee)
Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask, and the Tsukino family sit down and talk a lot. Parents listen carefully, and Shingo can't help but exclaim from time to time. In the end, the family agrees that it was a lot to take in, but they understand.
Ikuko: Those crystals... Are those evil spirits?
Usagi: I think so. But don't worry, we will destroy them!
Kenji: I have to admit, our daughter is really more independent than we thought!
Luna wants to disagree but quickly shuts her mouth – after all, that Usagi's family was exposed to, a talking cat might be too much!
Ikuko: We will keep your secret if necessary. It's just... You are my daughter, and I'm worried about you. These crystals...
Tuxedo Mask: She is not alone. I and the others will do everything to protect her.
Ikuko: I knew I can count on you.
Usagi and Mamoru transform back into their civilian forms. They eat and drink with the Tsukino family, talking about everything and laughing.
Usagi: Shingo, and you thought you could expose me! Who is laughing now?
Shingo: Fine, I have to admit it, you're pretty cool. Being... Sailor Moon and all that stuff.
Usagi: Yeah, thanks for noticing!
Shingo: But you're still a lazy person!
Usagi: Watch out, Shingo! I'll be the Queen soon, and my first order will be to execute you!
Shingo: Hah, the Queen of what? Eating sweets?
Usagi: Shut up!
Mamoru, Ikuko and Kenji look at them and smile.
Later that night, Usagi tells the story to the girls.
Usagi: Well, it's fine. Now I can skip school and tell them I am on a mission!
Minako: No, you can't. It didn't work with my parents.
Everyone: Your parents... Know you're Sailor Venus?
Minako: Well, they know me as Sailor V! I should visit them one day.
Usagi: Whoa, I can't believe it!
Minako: My boyfriend doesn't know though... I don't think I should tell him.
- I'm sorry your what?!
- Minako! Do you have a boyfriend?
- Why didn't you tell us?
- I wanted to tell you that on a picnic! But Usagi stormed off...
- You could have told us anyway! Why wait for her?
- Hey, that's unfair!
- All right, all right, I'll tell you everything now!
And the girls keep talking as the sun goes down.