PSA that if your native language isn’t English and you took THE TIME TO LEARN ENGLISH AND RP IN ENGLISH you are actually hella cool and I understand if you make typos and grammar errors and I won’t judge you and I’ll probably just be all “Hey for future reference—-” because we all make mistakes. And if anyone is a dick to you about it, challenge them to RP in your native language and laugh when it translates to “Either the fish goes or next Thursday” or some shit.
Rubeus. Her eyes dropped, staring deeply into the red wine that she kept drinking on her own. Regaining his memories and returning to the breaking point where he began to deny his own existence… ‘It musn’t happen again..’
She thought and kept fearing of what Berthier could do to make that happen.. Like word vomit, the details of that woman’s threats wanted to leave her and be told to those in presence. She needed to relax and breathe, making the effort to do so by searching inside herself for her hidden calm.
Demando had to be the one to stimulate those memories to reality. He was probably the only other Nemesian that knew Rubeus the best. After all, he was his general.
"Believe." Hikari broke her silence, turning around to face him. " Believe in yourself. That you’re still the leader he probably still respected. There’s not much I know about your relationship with him…. but I think.. that you were the one Rubeus needed in his life.. and if he comes back to you—-
You, who could wait for him with open arms, then most likely he’ll turn out to be okay.” She smiled confidently.
Her free hand joined the one in her hair—-their fingers entwining themselves.
Setsuna could feel something deep coming from Demando. An energy like love and also a deep sadness. She did consider herself somewhat intuitive - not more than Michiru, Usagi or Hikari herself, and the fact that she sensed strong emotions buried in that collected man made her much more sympathetic towards him.
"I would not know what kind of fate your people is to have. I wouldn’t know what kind of fate my people has in line.
Time is, as you may have now realize, is of a flexible. If that weren’t the case, you would have not reawaken here, you would have not made it back to the past with your Clan years ago, and I would have no duty to fulfill.” If Time was linear and strict, why would anyone need Sailor Pluto?
"Reality is forever changing, future is forever changing, what never does change is out personal fates. And our personal fates are what we can only find out by ourselves."
Setsuna smiled with deep affection and admiration towards Hikari. She nodded firmly with every word spoken by the pale beauty.
"Open arms and willingness to be positive part of his life will be what he needs to get over the darkest of memories. We all have ours. I lived through something similar of what Rubeus did. I developed a Fury and later own a Dirae - an unspeakable monster who feeds of your soul and dreams, devouring…your very core." Setsuna lowered her voice, deep in her memories.
"It is hard. Some days are not exactly my best days. I wish I could live in oblivion, but perhaps if it wasn’t for that experience I would have not allowed myself to experience love of my family and friends. I have faith that one day these will be memories, only."
She then sighed softly. “The best strategy, I believe, is statring slowly. Meeting him first, so you see what you feel in your heart when you are in his company.”
Was it that simple? ‘Believing’? Prayers and beliefs never brought anyone really far. Or so he thought.
He just looked at Hikari, straight into iridescent eyes full of promises, and forgot about the world around for a few seconds. So that everything would make sense. These ideas, fate, him being needed.
" ‘Waiting with open arms’ is not my thing but- I can try." his hand around Hikari’s squeezed hers a bit and he finally turned back his head to look at Setsuna again, Suddenly she was not appearing as the hateworthy senshi he used to see her as. She was another being who went through things he only once witnessed - and faced these while he hid himself and choose to ignore everything in order to protect his own sanety. How stronger.
"I still fail to understand what happened or what was this thing that attacked Rubeus that day but I will make sure it never show up again."