Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Infinity
Act 11 – Seiya and Jen

Jen walked up to the door of the Three Light’s apartment, debating whether or not she really wanted to do this. The choice was taken from her when Taiki, dressed in a rather nice tux, opened the door. “Oh, Konban wa, Jen. What brings you here? Come to see Seiya?”

“Yes, actually,” she said, finally. Well, here goes nothing. “May I come in?”

Taiki gestured for her to come in. “I’m sorry I can’t stay, but Yaten and I were just on our way to pick up Shinami, weren’t we?” His tone of voice gave Yaten no choice in the matter. He sighed and put his shoes and jacket on, turning of the TV before he left. “See you at school tomorrow, Jen.”

Jen watched them leave, puzzled. “Now what was that all about, I wonder?” She took her shoes off before coming any farther into their apartment, and then went to the door to Seiya’s room. The door was unlocked.

His room was dark, so she had to be careful not to step on or trip over anything on her way to his bedside. She looked down at him. His slow breathing indicated his state of slumber. “You sleep just like Seikou did,” she said to his sleeping form, pulling the chair from his desk over so she could sit on it, not wanting to disturb his rest. “Now what do I do, Jason. He’s fast asleep and can’t hear what I’m saying. So much for that bright idea.” He was sleeping on his back, his hair unbound and spread all over the place. Careful not to pull any, she reached over and touched the soft blue-black hair. “I guess I’ll have to come back another time.” She stood to leave when a hand grabbed her wrist.

“Don’t go, Jen. What are you doing here anyways? I thought you hated me,” Seiya said, obviously wide awake. “Gomen nasai. I wasn’t sure what you were doing here, so, to be safe, I pretended to be asleep. I was brushing my hair when you showed up so it’s down. Why are you here?” He patted a spot on the bed beside him, moving his hair so she could sit down. “You got my CD?”

She nodded sitting as far away from him as possible, not entirely sure she should sit closer. “Yes, I got it. How dare you toy with my feelings like this?”

“What?” he asked, obviously confused.

She repeated her earlier tirade, slightly changed for his benefit, but it was essentially the same one. Seiya reached for her hand, not believing what he was hearing until he saw the tears streaming from her black eyes.

He brought himself closer to her and wiped the tears from her face. “Shh, Jen, it’s ok. I don’t care about all those bad things that happened to people you’ve loved before. I don’t even care if they happen to me, either. All I care about right now is you. “

She looked up at him. “Me?”

“Yes, you. I want you to be happy, Jen. Just seeing you happy will be enough for me and I’ll be happy just watching you. But I can’t be if you’re unhappy and depressed and angry with me. Why do you hate me? No, I don’t want to know, I can probably guess. It’s because of Akai Seikou. Taiki told me his last name. Hush now, you’re exhausted. It’s ok now. I love you Jen. I always have, you know that.”

She nodded, leaning on his chest, the last of her strength evaporating under his gentle stare. “I know. Somehow I always did.” She sighed. This was not the first time she’d cried on his chest, and had a feeling it might not be the last, either. “You are so much like Seikou I can’t help it, either. I’m not sure if what I feel is love or friendship towards you. I’m sorry, but that’s all I can say right now.”

“It’s enough. What have you got to loose by staying with me, then? If it truly is friendship, I’ll be your friend and nothing more, caring for you from a distance. But, if it is love, will you stay? All I ask is that you give me another chance. Onegai?”

Jen nodded. “I promise you that, Seiya. I will give you another chance. I can’t make any promises other than that, or what I’ll do if it is, indeed, love.”

Seiya let go of her and cupped her chin in his hands. “Aishiteru, Kasei,” he said and then kissed her.

That melted her finally and she kissed him back, his love rushing in to fill a hole she hadn’t known existed until then, the hole left by Seikou’s death. Seiya could never completely replace Seikou, but he could ease her pain, help her be free again, free from the weight of his death on her shoulders.



Later, as she lay in his arms, his hand lazily caressing her hair, he spoke. “Just answer me one question.”

“What?”

“Who is Jason?” he asked, jealousy thick in his voice. “I need to know.”

“Jason McCormick. If that doesn’t clue you in, then Yoake Yuki should. He’s the only son of Yoake Hibashira, my mother. He’s my elder twin brother, Seiya. You have no reason to be jealous of him.”

Seiya gave a huge sigh of relief. “Thank you. I thought you two were an item or something. At first I didn’t care, as long as you were happy, but…” he shrugged. “I’m happier knowing he’s your brother.”

“He figured that was the conclusion you came to when you saw us together,” she said, turning to face him, smiling.

“Who convinced you to come here in the first place?”

“He and Serena did.” She snuggled closer. “I’m glad they did. It’s so comfortable just lying here beside you, just like I remember sitting with Seikou.” Her eyes saddened then as she remembered. “No matter what I do, it still hurts.”

“Jen, you can call me Seikou if you like. It’s almost like a melding of ‘Seiya Kou’ that it could easily be taken as a nickname. I can’t promise I’ll replace him. If I did, you’d probably kill me anyways. I will be what I am, and what I am is all yours for the asking.”

Jen could hardly believe her ears. “Seiya Kou. Seikou,” she said to herself. “Arrigato, Seiya. That never occurred to me before. This way if I slip, only the senshi and my friends will know.” She hugged him and kissed his cheek, not yet brave enough to kiss him on the lips.

Seiya looked up at the clock. “Jen, you should be going soon. Taiki and Yaten will be home soon and it’s after 2 in the morning.”

“Is it ok if I stay here tonight?” she asked shyly. “My powers as StarFire can help banish the poison from your system. And I don’t really want to go back this late. I’ll wake everyone up.”

He nodded. “You can stay.” He was overjoyed at this, and tried his best not to show it. He yawned. “I really need sleep, as do you, what with all the crying you’ve been doing. You must be exhausted.”

“I am.” She yawned. “Oyasumi nasai, Seiya.”

“Matta ashita, my little kitsune-chan.” The reply was unnecessary, as she’d fallen asleep already.



Taiki poked his head into Seiya’s room when he got home. “So, Seiya what did Jen…” he stopped, seeing Jen’s sleeping form curled up next to Seiya’s. “Oh. Never mind.”

Yaten walked up behind him as Taiki was closing Seiya’s door. “So, what did Jen want? Is Seiya still alive in there?”

Taiki smiled. “Very much so. And don’t you dare poke your nose in there. He’s asleep, more asleep than I’ve seen him for a long time.”

Yaten sighed and went to bed.