Chapter 11

In a flash of light, an adolescent girl with green hair and a blue and black sailor fuku appeared before them.

"Amy!" the girl cried, hugging her.  "I was afraid I'd never see you again!"

Amy seemed confused.  "Do I know you?"

"You don't recognize me?" she said with a pout.  "I'm Rini, but you can call me 'Sailor Time'."  Sailor Time giggled, and Amy knew right away it was Rini.  She smiled and hugged her, then stepped back to have a look.

"Rini, you've grown so much," she said.  "Have we been gone that long?"

"Yes.  No.  I don't know.  This time travel stuff is so confusing," Rini whined.  "Hey, where are all the others?"

"That's what I'd like to know," answered Amy, looking worried.   "They were here a moment ago.  I left the room only briefly, and when I came back they were gone.  I just wanted to show them this..."

"Ooh," gasped Rini.  "A piece of the Time Key!"  When she touched it, it began to glow brilliantly.  Startled, she drew back, and it returned to normal.  "Where did you find it?"

"It fell on my head," Amy replied, blushing.  "Cyllene and Athena took me aside to discuss what's happened to Serena, and out of nowhere it just fell on me."

Rini nodded.  "I knew something happened to her.  I could feel it, like I was being turned inside out or something.  Next thing I knew I was some-when else, and I've been looking for her ever since."

Cyllene asked, "How long ago was that?"

"I don't know," repeated Rini.  "All I know is that I haven't been back home yet and I really miss it."

"Well, if you were about six when we left," began Amy, rubbing her chin thoughtfully.  "I'd say you've been time-travelling... for about seven years."


Rubeus smiled.

The image of the Sailor Warriors faded in the viewing globe, leaving him alone in his throne room with his new found prisoner.  He rose from his throne and strode over to the vine-like wall where Serena was entrapped; her arms and legs absorbed into the wall.  Her eyes blinked open, and she raised her head to look Rubeus in the eye.

"Welcome back, Princess," he said mockingly.

Serena let out a little yell of astonishment, then looked around.   "Where am I, what have you done," she cried piteously.

"You're my guest in this palace.  I've waited so long to make up for what your vile brat did to me."

"What are you talking about?"  Rubeus stepped forward out of the shadows and held her chin in his hand.  Serena gasped as she got a clear look at his face.  His left eye was obscured by a mass of scar tissue, and he had long scars all over the left side of his face.

"Your child did this, but I will soon have my revenge on both you and your friends."  He smiled evilly.  "They are being led straight into a trap."

"They'd never fall for that!"

"Oh, they already have.  You see, they're being led by my agent-- you after I extract my revenge for seven years!"

Chapter 11 was submitted by Naia Zifu.
Elsewhere was submitted by Jinas.

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