A strange obession I had years ago to turn all the Sailor Scouts into little babies. Not finished but still a lot of nice AR. Picture Malcolm McDowell as Tencite, I did.
"Sailor Moon: Age of Innocence"
By Dark Oni
(Based on Characters and Situations created by Naoko Takeuchi.)
Prologue: The Favor
The streets of Tokyo were dark as a constant rain fell on the
pavement. A figure in a gray trench coat and hat walked quickly through
the wet night, ignoring other people as he hurried to whatever was his
destination. He also seemed oblivious to the scattered New Year’s and
Christmas decorations on houses lining the streets. Truly, his was a
purpose that did not lend itself to the joy of the season.
Finally, after the rounding of several corners, he arrived at the
entrance of an old shop and rapped on the door three times. After a
second, the door slowly creaked open. There was no one behind it. He
really hadn’t expected there to be.
"Come in," a feminine voice called. "Please, make yourself warm at
The figure closed the door behind him, noting the disparity between
the spartan looks of the shop’s exterior with the opulence inside. It
advertised itself as an antique shop but he was sure many of the items he
walked past were far older than most of the store’s patrons could have
He eventually reached a table at the far corner of the shop, an
actual wood fire burning in the fireplace. He allowed himself a smile
at that. He preferred the old ways sometimes.
The oak chair creaked as he sat and he looked at the woman seated
across from him. Her hair was a stark white. That’s what stood out the
most to him. It was also braided and wrapped from back to front around
her neck. The second thing he noticed was the absolute ice blue of the
woman’s eyes which seemed to contrast with her warm attitude.
He thought she was a very interesting person to meet in Tokyo, but
then again, given the reason he was here, he knew she wasn’t from around
The woman bowed her head slightly and spoke. "Welcome, oh great
Tencite. It is an honor to be in your presence."
The figure paused, not bothering to reply at first. He then
grabbed the brim of his hat and pulled it off his head. He too had
white hair but it was cut short, giving him the look of a soldier. His
eyes however, were as blue as the sea and seemed just as deep.
Finally, in a well-mannered voice that seemed to have a hint of an
English accent to it, he replied, "Spare me the pleasantries. You knew
how to contact me and knew what to say so that I would come. It doesn’t
impress me in the least then that you know who I am so don’t insult me
with false praise. I have come a long way. You obviously need me for
something so please, just ask and get it over with."
The woman seemed taken aback at his response and it took a moment
for her to recover. "Forgive me. I did not mean to insult you. I
truly am honored by your presence."
The man sighed and said, "Now you throw apologies at me. Just
answer my question: `Why have you called me here?’"
The woman glared back at him before responding this time. "A debt
that you owe has been called in. I’m sure you remember the Wiseman."
Tencite rolled his eyes and replied, "Wonderful. Just wonderful.
Can’t you people take care of your own problems?"
The woman lowered her eyebrows and finally lost some of her
composure. "I don’t understand. I call you here to say that you are
needed by us and all you do is complain? You should be honored to pay
us back, to have the chance to acquire real power. You’re nothing like
the other Generals."
"I should hope not," Tencite stated with a wry smile. "Most of
them are dead."
It took a moment but the woman actually smiled at the joke and had
to put a hand over her mouth to suppress a small laugh. She could see
that her guest was smiling as well.
"Good," he said. "So nice to see you’re still somewhat human. Now
that you’ve calmed down... Since I owe your people a debt, it will be
repaid. Make no mistake however, after this, I owe nothing."
The woman’s eyes seemed to soften and she quietly said, "I
Tencite’s face became more serious and he replied, "Good. Now that
we understand each other, what do you want of me?"
As the woman’s mouth opened, he interrupted in a friendly voice,
"First though, I have to admit you have me at somewhat of a loss. You
know my name but I don’t know yours."
The woman smiled again before speaking. "I am Birdie of the Dark
Moon Family. What we would like from you is the capture of a Rabbit
and the elimination of the Sailor Scouts."