"Brother! Stop this!"
He grinned. An unnatural twist of emotion. "He's no longer here." he said slowly. Each word sounding distorted from his usual tone. He raised his hand, grasping the sword materializing. The leader looked towards her fellow comrades. They had various injuries on their bodies. She too had those injuries. The youngest, a girl with knee length black hair, looked on in despair.
"Moon Knight." she said. Her voice was barely a whisper. "We have to."
The Nine's eyes widened. "Are you sure?" asked another. She nodded slowly.
"At this rate, the next generation will not survive their awakening."
The group had a decision to make. They turned to the two leaders. Venus and Pluto. The Pluto knight raised her rod. The red orb in the middle shone engulfing the field. The youngest, Saturn, raised her glaive in the air. One by one, each of the Nine had their life essence gathered around the two weapons. And one by one they fell to the ground.
It hurt the last two knights standing. Seeing their comrades, no their sisters in spirit fall in defeat.
The enemy only laughing.
"You think this will stop me!"
They glared at him. "We may die today but we will stop you. If only for a little while!" With the last of their lives the unleashed their attack towards him. He let out a scream as the attack burned the body he had taken refuge in.
"This isn't over! That I assure you! I will come back and finish what I started!"
* * *
In the times before us all there were nine females chosen to become protectors of the galaxy and beyond. They happened to be princesses of their respective planets. The old name was lost to time with 'Princess Knight' becoming the new name. For millennia the galaxy knew peace. Until chaos awakened again. No one knows why or how the nine are chosen.
* * *
A young girl calls out for her mother. She was in the gardens. She knelt down to the ground. She could hear the battles going on. Her body shook in fear. "Papa!" she called out. She shook worse. The sounds were getting louder. Then she felt a hand on her shoulder.
"Calm down it's only me."
The young girl looks up to see her elder sister.
"Katsume!" she shouted.
She buried her head into Katsume's body. Katsume rubbed her head gently. "It'll be fine Ami. Remember what the lady said? She'll make sure we'll be safe." Ami only nodded.
"But Papa's out there."
"Dad's strong. He'll be okay. Come on, Mom's worried."
Before they could even take a step, a light enveloped them.
They could feel their eyes getting heavy. As well as their bodies. Katsume first dropped to the ground. Her younger sister falling shortly afterwards.
"Katsume..." Ami said sleepily.
* * *
"What's the meaning of this!" shouted a male.
"Aldric please." said an elder woman harshly. "It's not just our kingdom. All over the galaxy girls are falling unconscious." Aldric was silent.
"First the Nine are dead and now this. This is just a massive omen."
A younger woman sat at the head of the table. "It does worry me." she admitted. "It cannot be mere coincidence that after the Nine's sacrifice, girls are falling into comas." She closed her grey eyes. Her breathing became even. What seemed like minutes, her opened her eyes again.
"A vision milady?" asked the elder woman.
She shook her head. "No, Mistress Bernadette. Something is blocking me. But I do know this. These comas are minor."
* * *
"She isn't going to make the ride."
Her body felt like it was mangled.
He had rejected her. The only person she could ever love rejected her. For a moment she was happy being able to be with him as a woman. She closed her eyes. Her consciousness was fading away with each second that passed.
"Do you want to live girl?"
Her eyes opened. Her body felt so light. She rose up. The scene was frozen in place. A crowd had gathered around her. She could see the car at the side, damaged from impact. The impact of her body.
"I'm dead aren't I?"
"I asked if you wanted to live girl." said a voice.
She turned, only to see herself. But this self had a dark air about them. "You wanted him so much and for a moment, you thought he felt the same." She looked at the copy. Then away. The words were so true.
The dark self grinned. "I can give you want you want. A world where your love isn't looked down upon. He will love you again. Just follow my words girl."
Her arm stretched out to offer to the girl.
"I'll give you the power to make your desires come true. Just let me live on in your body." The female looked at the hand. Then back at the self. "You think he will?"
"Of course girl. The power of the stars will make any desire come true."
She took the hand.
'I will make him mines this time.'