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火野レイ (Rei Hino) ([personal profile] faithfulflame) wrote in [community profile] lovebakery2015-01-14 10:13 pm

[PSL] Alive and Well in the 30th Century



Mars, or Rei as still she went by with her friends, sighed heavily as she practically stalked out of yet another state dinner. Her duties as the Goddess of Fire and War certainly kept her occupied nowadays, and as one of Serenity's protectors she had to attend any function that the Queen did. It was as much a show of solidarity as it was out of necessity. Usagi could take care of herself now, if Endymion's guard couldn't, but the importance of the five Senshi being present could not be stated enough. Other leaders might feel slighted, after all, and that would not do well for diplomacy.

Unfortunately, that also meant that the image of the court had to be one of unity and purity. Which had forced a very unpleasant situation onto her and her closest friend among the other Senshi. It hurt, being so close to Minako and feeling scrutinized for every look the two of them shared, and it was beginning to frustrate her to no end. She despised being watched, and feeling like she was being penned in, and coupled with the fact that it was seemingly acceptable for Haruka and Michiru to be so close, and even Makoto and Ami such as they were, it hardly seemed fair. But that, as they'd all discussed, was different. Venus and Mars were the leaders, the warriors who had to set aside their wants in favor of duty.

And that, more than anything, hurt most of all. Duty in the name of politics, and that only fueled her irritation after this particular dinner. Her shoes clicked briskly on the crystalline floor as she headed out towards...somewhere. Anywhere but near the dinner that was now wrapping up.
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finally after forever

[personal profile] idolater 2015-01-21 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[Venus hangs around for a little while longer, mostly because of politics, but she of course notices Mars get up and leave the room as quickly as she can. she could tell Rei was frustrated, and she had a pretty good reason why... it seemed to be what they argued about most these days, not necessarily mad at each other, but mad at the situation they were in.

Minako was the Warrior of Love, and yet she had been so unlucky in all matters related to love until she met Rei. it had taken them awhile, but they eventually had fallen in love, just as their past selves had centuries ago. and she had been so happy with that, because it finally meant that the Goddess of Love could actually feel what love was, and represent it better.

she had been naive then.

as they grew older, it became more and more apparent that their love was supposed to be kept a secret. why? because they were leaders, and supposed to be pure and only live for their Princess, now Queen. sometimes Minako understood, and sometimes she wanted to laugh at that stupid unwritten rule. but she cared deeply for Usagi and the other senshi. she wanted to do things right. but it was hard on her relationship with Rei.

the moment Usagi is up, Minako leaves so that she can go find Rei and perhaps calm her down. she ventures off down the hall in the way she thinks Rei went, towards their rooms]
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-01-24 08:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Rei made it so easy to find her. the bedroom was the first place Minako looked, and she saw the raven-colored hair through the sheer curtain leading to the balcony.

she sighed and walked forward]


Rei-chan? [Minako gently pushes aside the curtain and steps outside to join the other soldier]

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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-03 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[oh? it intrigues Venus when Mars gets like this, all possessive and fired up, but sometimes it feels like it comes out of nowhere and surprises her. Minako scoots closer to Rei, a smile playing on her lips]

Whatever was there for you to be jealous about tonight?
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-03 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[that scowl knocks the smile right off of Minako's face. right, that. she bows her head]

Don't be mad at them, Reiko. It's not their fault.

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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-07 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
[she hadn't been trying for a laugh! Minako had been completely serious when she asked her question. though, when Rei answers her, there is no mistaking a flush of embarrassment that covers her cheeks]

Aha...! No wonder it sounded so familiar... [the past Minako might have laughed and said I KNEW THAT... but she was not a kid anymore, after all.... nor was she an idol (at least not a musical-stage one). but she still liked to pretend sometimes, when she was alone]
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-12 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
That seems so long ago. [the blush dies down a little, but her cheeks are still warm, especially with Rei's hand there. she smiles and places her own hand over Rei's] ...Hey. Maybe we could go out next weekend! See another play, or a movie. [a date just for them. would... that be okay? Minako hopes so, because now she really wants to. maybe it would make Rei feel better too]

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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-12 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
[sometimes Minako slips right back to her old self. even though she's older now, she is still the same person she used to be. sure, sometimes life was difficult, and depressing nowadays, certainly not as easy as when she was younger. but there were times when her guard melted away and she was the fun-loving, happy-go-lucky lady that she once was.

at first, she is surprised by the motion, blue eyes widening as Rei draws her closer. but that look of surprise turns into a devilish smirk]


The most scandalous love affair. ♥
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-13 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[Minako waggles all of her fingers, mimicking a monster or a creepy-crawly spider]

It could be me, with all my wily foreign ways! Or it could just as easily be you. You're so dark and mysterious!

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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-15 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
[she totally is the storyteller here! and Minako is trying to come up with the most amazing, self-indulgent story she can]

...They're BOTH devils!
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-15 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
[yay! a kiss! though Rei's response causes Minako to blush]

Ah... Am I that predictable?

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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-18 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
Well, why not? Hey! Maybe if they're caught, they tell the people they're rehearsing for a play. Then they get to flirt all they want in public, on a stage, because people think it's all part of the act.

[she nods to herself, as though she is praising herself for how clever she is]
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-19 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
[o-oh. Rei was laughing at her idea. so mean, Rei-chan! Minako mock-pouted and pulled away]

O-Obviously, the story is a work-in-progress! [Minako grossed her arms over her chest. she wasn't really that upset]

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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-23 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah... [that was what worried Minako, was that the guests left and Mars and Venus had not been there to see them off. she wondered if they would get in trouble] But we could at least say good night to the Queen, and the girls. [she gives Rei a gentle nudge, trying to be considerate of her feelings at the same time]
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-02-23 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[Minako's shoulders slump a bit. she was expecting such an answer. it makes her sad that Rei is still so angry she won't even say good night to Usagi]

...I suppose not. [she brushes her hand across Rei's hair soothingly] If you're really against it.

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[personal profile] idolater 2015-03-04 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[it's a quick jaunt back to the ballroom. thankfully, the guests are gone, but the king and queen are still present. and Usagi looks happy to know that Rei and Minako came back just to say good night.

once that is over with, Minako is all smiles again. so proud of you, Rei-chan! the fact that they have to hide their relationship really really sucks, but Minako has hopes that someday they'll be able to let the world know. well, she always tried to be optimistic, especially when it came to love. she had to be, because being an unlucky goddess of love was so depressing.

once they are in the Senshi wing, Minako feels that she can walk closer again, and loop her arm with Rei's. now they could have their privacy]
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[personal profile] idolater 2015-03-05 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
Yep! [she chirps, smiling brightly at Rei... but then she notices the leaning, and her smile relaxes quite a bit] Are you okay, Rei-chan?

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