Moonlight Densetsu

Author: SithLordWiccan
Feedback: Much appreciated and much requested.
Distribution: Mystic Muse, Through the Looking-glass. Anywhere else is fine. Just let me know first.
Spoilers: No real spoilers, though this fic does have a lot of basic info about the Sailor Moon series (especially in the prologue), and thus is something that should be stated for the benefit of those who have either never read the manga or watched the anime before.
Rating: PG-13. May go up later depending on how the story goes.
Disclaimer: Willow, Tara and other Buffy characters belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, the WB, UPN, 20th Century Fox and others. Sailor Moon concepts and characters belong to Naoko Takeuchi.
Summary: Willow Rosenberg and her friends fight in the name of love and justice against the forces of the Dark Kingdom led by the evil Queen Faith, while living regular lives as teenagers in Sunnydale, California. They are assisted by a mysterious stranger who is closer to them than they could even imagine...
Note: For more information about Sailor Moon, check out its entry on Wikipedia here.

It was the time of the Silver Millennium, and the people of the Moon Kingdom were at peace. Ruled over by Queen Serenity, it was their chosen destiny to watch over the people of the planet Earth, and to help their evolution over the course of time. This was made possible by the fact that the people of the Moon had extremely long life spans, and could live for countless centuries.

Though it was their mission to protect the people of the Earth, those who lived in the Moon Kingdom were expressly forbidden from directly interacting with them. Because of this, a rift began to grow between them, intensifying when it became known that Princess Serenity, daughter of the Queen, had fallen in love with the Crown Princess of Earth, a blonde woman named Endymion.

There were many who were opposed to the union between them. One of them was a young woman named Faith, who had come to despise Princess Endymion and wanted, in any way possible, to make her life miserable. She was granted the ability to act on her wish when a powerful being, known only as Metallia, contacted her and, wanting to instigate a conflict between the kingdoms of Earth and the Moon, gave her untold power. Using these newfound capabilities, Faith rallied the people of the Earth, including Endymion's dearest friends, into a furious frenzy and led them in an attack against the Moon Kingdom.

It was during that battle that Faith crossed paths with Princess Endymion, who was determined to protect her love no matter the cost. Despite a valiant effort on her part, Endymion quickly fell to the blade of her opponent. Distraught over the loss of her one true love, and unable to contemplate a life without her, Princess Serenity took her own life.

By the end of that bloody day, the Moon Kingdom had been all but eradicated, Metallia's and Faith's greatest wishes fulfilled and their goals reached beyond their wildest expectations. Their happiness was short lived, however, as with her dying breath, Queen Serenity used the power of the Mystical Silver Crystal, the most cherished artifact of her people and the source of their longevity, to seal both of them, along with their followers, away in a pocket dimension, and to transport her daughter and her love, along with her entire court, to the future, where they would be reincarnated and able to live out their lives without the threat of either Metallia or Faith looming over them.

Unfortunately, doing so would make them unaware of their former identities or their past. However, knowing that there may be a time in that future when either Metallia or Faith would grow powerful enough to break free of their imprisonment, Serenity entrusted onto her two closest confidants, the felines Luna and Artemis, the task of finding the Princess and her guardians in order to ensure the protection of the people of themselves and their adoptive world should evil be allowed to return.

As she faded from existence, Queen Serenity's last thoughts were of her daughter. She had never harbored any ill will towards her, even when both her people and those of her love opposed their union. It was with Endymion that her daughter had been happier than she had ever seen her. And it was for the sake of that happiness, more than anything else, which brought Queen Serenity to the decision to do this. As long as her daughter was safe, nothing else mattered.

Not even her own life.

And so our story begins...

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