Act 29 - Infinity 6: Three Soldiers
Originally appeared in Nakayoshi, August 1994.
Translated by Kurozuki (firstname.lastname@example.org). Version 1.01, 8.96.
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They see Sailor Pluto holding her garnet rod, standing with Uranus and
"Pluto!!" Chibi-Usa calls. She runs to her and wraps her arms around her.
"Pluto! Is it really you!? Pluto!?"
"Small Lady," Pluto says. "No, Sailor Chibi-Moon. I borrowed the power of
your beautiful mother, the great Neo-Queen Selenity. I was reincarnated. For
my important mission."
"What is it..." Chibi-Usa thinks. "She's not like the Pluto of before.
Usagi's sailor suit transforms, and she appears in her flowing white gown.
Pluto kneels with Haruka and Michiru.
"Greetings," she says. "The one who will be our new queen, Princess
"I am the soldier of the sky, and I carry the protection of the outer planet
of the wind, Uranus," says Haruka. "I am Sailor Uranus."
"I carry the protection of the outer planet of the sea, Neptune," says
Michiru. "I am Sailor Neptune."
"And I carry the protection of the outer planet of Hades, Pluto," says
Setsuna. "I am Sailor Pluto."
"We are the three soldiers of the outer solar system!"
"Our princess," Setsuna says. "We will do whatever is necessary to make
reparations for our rudeness. Forgive us, so we can protect this planet.
Since ancient times, we fought as soldiers from deep space against invaders.
We defended the Silver Millennium from a distance. The princess and the
Silver Millennium have been resurrected again in this world. And we, too.
Like you, it was promised we would be reincarnated. We have newly awakened on
this planet. But it seems we are too late. Our full awakening came in the
time of crisis. They are already invading. Deeply, quietly, they built their
fortress. We've let these invading enemies slip through. It's our mistake."
"The Death Busters..." Minako says. "Where did they come from?"
"The Death Busters?" says Michiru. "Is that what they're calling themselves?
They've come from outer space to invade this planet. They're aliens."
"The Tau star system," says Ami. "That's what she said... Is that where
"Yes," says Setsuna. "From a far away time and place. This land sparkles with
a great power. The area of this Infinity zone is veiled in the great aura of
a hidden power. They've probably been drawn to it."
"Intentionally... Accidentally..." Haruka says. "A twist in the time and
space here is occurring. They could be coming from it. And, unless we defeat
the being, this planet will be cornered into ruin."
"The being?" Usagi asks.
"The one we are supposed to defeat," says Haruka. "The biggest enemy.
Pretending to be students, we finally infiltrated the Infinity School. We
almost had them. Until somebody interrupted us by barging into the school."
"Haruka!" Michiru says. "We're sorry for dragging you into this."
"But! You're ally soldiers like us!" says Usagi. "Right?"
"But these enemies, the Death Busters," says Michiru. "We must face against
them. Interference is useless."
"We'll help you!" says Minako.
"Don't," says Haruka.
"It's too much for you," says Michiru.
"But! We've been fighting until now!" says Usagi. "We're sailor soldiers
"Until now it's been different! The form the Death Busters are taking, and
the way they're invading, is a complete mystery. So defeating the biggest
enemy is something you can't do. This is our jurisdiction."
"But...!" Usagi says. "We can't even help you?"
"Princess," Michiru says. "Don't waste our time. The mission must be
"Come on, you can't be serious," says Makoto.
"We had to leave the school because our cover was blown!" says Haruka. "The
enemies might come looking for us! Is that the kind of danger you want to
face!? We live in those condominiums, to keep an eye on the Infinity zone.
We will not fail. We will take out the being."
Usagi stares at her.
"Don't look like that, Princess," she says. "We didn't want to confuse you."
"Princess," says Michiru. "Uranus is both a man and a woman. A soldier of
both genders, with the strengths of each."
"We three have special powers you don't have. We've been awarded stronger
powers and stronger items. Leave things to us."
"Wait," says Mamoru. "What kind of thing is this biggest enemy? Is it that
powerful an enemy?"
"The stronger items you carry," he says. "Are they the three talismans that
will lead to ruin?"
"The ominous oracle..." says Rei. "If the talismans must not be gathered...
The talismans you use as weapons... What are they!? Your mission..."
"The talismans we carry, and our biggest mission, are to bury the biggest
enemy. The god of ruin."
"The god of ruin!?"
Luna reads the newspaper in the Tsukino kitchen.
"'Students at the Infinity School have gone missing. They are looking for the
responsible party. Dead bodies were found in the Infinity botanical garden.
The garden has been closed, and the land development has been stopped.'"
"What next?" she thinks. "The Death Busters. And Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
What do they want to do? The god of ruin. What could its true form be!?"
"So the mad scientist is causing an uproar again," says Kenji.
"Dad, do you know him?" Usagi asks.
"He was a world-famous scholar of genetic engineering. Seven, eight years
ago. But he was probably too quick to announce his research, and he was
banished by the scientific community."
Mamoru sits at a computer in the command center.
"Wherever I searched," he says, "there was no data on Professor Tomoe's past.
Finally I accessed the scientist net and found something."
"Life's work: 'Superhuman'?"
"He continually repeated his genetic experiments on animals, and was outcast
by the scientific community. He put his experimental know-how out for sale,
and it was bought up by the Infinity district. Two years later, there was a
fire while the buildings were under construction.
"After that, all life vanished from the professor's face."
"Say, Chibi-Usa," says Luna. "You should watch Hotaru-chan's appearance. As
sailor soldiers, you must search out the enemies' territory, uncover their
real identity, and get rid of them. Their invasion is being concealed. We
must stop it at any cost. I still think Professor Tomoe is suspicious. Your
duty might be dangerous and full of hardships. Can you do it?"
"As soldiers..." says Chibi-Usa. "I understand. I'll do it."
"Ohh..." says Pharaoh 90. "The source of life, the Taioron Crystal, is losing
strength. We must get it quickly... We will eat up the tiny souls of the
humans soon. For my revival, take the infinite power similar to that of the
Taioron Crystal! The lights of the planets' protection should be gathered.
Our ruin will be eliminated! We've finally found the land of peace. We won't
give it up to anyone!"
Kaolinite walks to the pool of water. "The lights are rapidly gathering in
this land. They're being drawn to the land's aura. Something is going to
happen. The lights of the protection of three new planets... This does not
bode well. These lights are stronger than the others. Are these the carriers
of the three talismans!? Is it too late to stop the path to ruin!? My
reflecting pool is always clouded. The sailor soldiers are sending out a
strong vortex from the planets' lights! Or else, is the cloudiness the fault
of the increasing abnormal aura power in this land? Master Pharaoh 90. This
sacred land has seized the Omega Area's abnormal aura, and the strong lights
of the planets' protection. We can't escape..."
She drops a glass on the floor.
"I'm sorry, Professor," she says. "I was being careless."
"You're in favor with the master," says Tomoe. "You should only be thinking
about the elimination of the outsiders, the sailor soldiers. The master's
wishes are everything. Somehow your underlings don't seem to be getting it
done. I'm also interested in the light that carries the power similar to the
Taioron Crystal, but I have research to do. Your waste of soldiers, and your
waste of eggs, will anger the master."
Kaolinite drops a rack of test tubes on the floor. They shatter.
"The professor doesn't understand!" she thinks. "The trouble I go to."
A woman enters the room. "Kaolinite!"
"Cyprine. You must make up for the exposed disgrace of the others of the
"I am the final witch of the Witches 5. I am Cyprine, and I will eliminate
the sailor soldiers, and obtain the high quality souls and the light similar
to the Taioron Crystal. For the pleasure of Master Pharaoh 90."
Kaolinite hands her an amulet. "Do it. But first, our computer says that some
students have disappeared from our school. It seems they've escaped. For our
plan, we need optimum people of talent. Outsiders are dangerous! Could we
have been manipulated... That won't happen! Find them immediately and
"Ikuko-mama!" Chibi-Usa says. "Today after school I'm going to see a movie
with everyone. I'll be getting home late."
"Oh, great," says Usagi. "What are you seeing?"
"It's a secret! Well, I got a phone call from Hotaru-chan. She invited me to
"You want to go see a movie? No, something else is fine too. You want to go
somewhere together with all your friends?"
"Hotaru-chan invited me. She wanted to talk about something. I can ask her
about the professor."
"Hey, Chibi-Usa," Kenji says, holding the chalice. "This is pretty. What is
"Oh, Kenji-papa! That's the legendary holy chalice. I made it with Usagi and
Mamo-chan! Say, Kenji-papa, do you know about the holy chalice? During a
sacred ceremony, it's a special cup you use to drink the wine and holy
"You've been working hard, like a soldier, Small Lady," says Diana.
"Really," says Luna.
"Looks like it's going to rain again today," says Usagi.
"We've been having really bad weather," says Ikuko. "Every day now it's dark
in the middle of the day. I wonder what's going on."
"Chibi-Usa-chan," Momoko calls. "The movie's starting!"
"Hotaru-chan hasn't come," thinks Chibi-Usa. "I've already waited nearly an
hour. What's wrong?"
"You go on ahead," she says to the others. "I'll call Hotaru-chan's room."
She goes to a phone. "Nobody's answering... Maybe... she's fallen down again,
and can't contact me..."
She walks to the Tomoe Research Labs.
"It's so cold here..." she thinks. "All those dark clouds..."
"How does using those new parts feel?"
"Fine, dad," Hotaru says. "I'm getting used to them."
"They're a new development of cells and neurons," says Tomoe. "The materials
and receptors are state-of-the-art. Soon you won't have any more accidents."
"I have to hurry," thinks Hotaru. "Chibi-Usa-chan might have already gone
home. I'm really late."
She bends her arm up. Her skin begins to glow, and wires joining her muscles
together show through.
Chibi-Usa stares in through the window.
Their eyes meet.
"Chibi-Usa-chan!?" Hotaru calls.
"I'm sorry," she says. "I... Er... I barged in here..."
She turns and runs away.
Hotaru grabs her chest and drops to her knees.
"A fit... Again..."
A fire blazes among the buildings being constructed.
"Hotaru!" Keiko shouts.
"Mom!" calls the child. "It's hot!"
Hotaru opens her eyes. "Dad?"
"Good morning, Hotaru," says Tomoe. "You're awake? How are you feeling?"
Wires are under the skin of her arm and her legs.
"I didn't want people to know the secret of my cold body that blood doesn't
flow through. I was all by myself. Dad only cared about his research. I
thought I was going to die all alone."
"I thought it would be a good idea to give this to you as a sign of
friendship," Chibi-Usa said.
"I finally made a friend. Until she saw my body like this. How is there any
use in living? Is there a point to my life...?"
She holds her head.
"My forehead... hurts! Like it's on fire!"
Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna watch her through the window.
"Who are you?" Hotaru says. "Are you... Death? Why are you looking at me with
She throws her amulet out the window, and it flies through the three
"It hurts..." she thinks. "From my forehead, through my whole body... Like
someone's trying to burst out... Someone's taking over my body..."
"What should I do?" Chibi-Usa thinks. "I shouldn't have seen that..."
"From an accident long ago, I have many wounds..." Hotaru said.
"It surprised me. What should I do? I ran away from Hotaru-chan... Did I hurt
She looks to the sky.
"Rain? This is... Hail? In this season!? It's numbing... I'm losing
strength... This is strange hail!"
"It's hailing," says Mamoru.
"Let's hurry home, Mamo-chan," says Usagi.
They see Chibi-Usa lying on the ground.
"The dark clouds are spreading from the direction of the Infinity School,"
Cyprine appears outside. "The Infinity School runaway, Ten'ou Haruka," she
says. "I've found you."
The glass in the window shatters.
"Haruka!?" Michiru and Setsuna think.
"Heh, you're here, Death Buster," Haruka says. "Uranus Planet Power, Make
"Uranus!" Michiru calls.
"Carriers of the planets' protection!" says Cyprine. "The new sailor
soldiers! You've appeared!"
"Artemis," says Luna. "Look at the monitor!"
"Uranus! Neptune! Pluto!"
The girls run in. "Everyone!?" Luna says.
"Luna, Artemis!" says Minako. "It's serious! The whole city... Hail is
assaulting the city! All the people are suddenly bloodthirsty!"
"Uranus and the others are fighting an enemy over the Infinity zone!" says
"We don't need to save those guys," says Makoto.
Usagi runs in with Chibi-Usa. "Let's go, everyone!"
"We'll save the people of the city and those three!" she says. "Chibi-Usa! It
could be a violent fight! It's dangerous, so wait here!"
"Usagi!" Chibi-Usa says.
"Leave it to us. Mamo-chan, please watch her!"
"I am the professional of the witch training class at the Infinity School!
I'm Cyprine, level 999. No one can dodge my witchcraft! Ribbon Buster!"
Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna cry out in pain.
"Mars Snake Fire!"
The ribbons are torn apart.
The five soldiers run up.
"You!!" Haruka says. "Why did you come!? Get out of here!"
"I won't let you escape!" says Cyprine. She raises her staff and a mist fills
"Do you all want to die this much?" says Michiru.
"If so, then we'll fight you and give you death!" says Haruka.
"We'll kill you!" says Setsuna.
All their eyes shine black in the mist.
"Do you think we're idiots!?" says Minako.
"We'll be the ones to kill you!" says Rei.
"Everyone!?" Usagi calls. "What's wrong!? Get ahold of yourselves! Are they
suffering from Cyprine's witchcraft!?"
"Heh heh," Cyprine says. "My witchcraft merely attacks the depths of the
spirit, and magnifies the blackness within. Their true intentions are
exposed, and those are to prey on each other. Ahahaha!"
"Moon Spiral Heart Attack!"
A burst of light flashes. When it's gone, two identical figures smile.
"I am Cyprine," says one.
"And I am Ptilol," says the other. "Together we are one."
"She split!?" Usagi thinks.
"Where is the power similar to the Taioron Crystal, Cyprine?"
"Together, no one can stop us, Ptilol! Not even the sailor soldiers! Look!"
"We'll kill you, scum!" the three outer soldiers shout.
"Die!" shout the others.
"Everyone!" Chibi-Usa calls. "Wake up! Don't fight! Be friends again!" She
thrusts out the moon rod. "Pink Sugar Heart Attack!"
"Nuisances!" Makoto shouts as she attacks them.
Mamoru holds Chibi-Usa down.
"Tuxedo Kamen!" Usagi calls. "Chibi-Moon! Everyone! Stop it!!"
"Damn!" says Minako.
"Stubborn fools!" Haruka says. "You're still attacking!"
"Heh heh..." says Cyprine. "Ahahaha!"
"Why must we fight!?" Usagi thinks. "Are we all hostile in our souls!? No!!
Those three always came to save us."
"We defended the Silver Millennium from a distance."
"They fight to defend what's important! Their goal is to fight, just like us.
We can't be led astray! Make our spirits one, to fight! We are sailor
Chibi-Usa and Mamoru join hands.
"Make our spirits one..."
Usagi places her hand with theirs. Light glows around them. The holy chalice
appears above them. The golden crescent moon shines on Usagi's forehead.
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