Story"I know I'm not really reincarnated but, I still feel like I had a past life. A 1000 years ago I was a civilian, a socialite with every luxury. In this new life that i've been given, it's clear what I am now: a soldier. Nothing more. I know I will never have the carefree life of a child. I wish I did. I've seen so many people on this planet look happy just being with another human, walking in the city, eating, laughing, thinking of nothing but joy.
However, I must at least pretend I am just like them for a little awhile.
To continue my mission. The computer has has enrolled me in Shiba Koen Junior High School as an 'exchange student'. Since I came to this planet six months ago, all I have wanted to do is become close with the people. Now, instead of watching from from above, I am among them. Day after day, in classrooms and cafeteria, I am in a room with what feels like a hundred people. Yet, I still feel like an observer stuck behind panes of glass...
Because I do not share their happiness.
Because I am not like them.
I feel more empty now than ever.
Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, Sailor Saturn.
You must be here.
I cannot wait any longer.
Let's go home."
MTS Round 2 Questions Who is in your family?
Sometimes, I feel like I can remember, but I can't. I have visions of places and people but all random insignificant pieces. I think I had parents once and many brothers, but their faces I can't see anymore. Just a smile. I have a companion. It's this computer, but I wouldn't really call her a mother. She's more like a teacher. Since you aren't a Soldier all the time, what do you like to do?
In order to fit in at Shiba Koen, the computer as advised me to take up a hobby but so far everything I have tried, does not seem to interest me. I saw a flyer for tryouts for the Volleyball team, but I have decided against participating in any sport clubs. If people noticed that my athletic ability was above that of an average teenage girl, It would threaten my newly formed civilian identity. So, for now I have decided to join the computer club, despite not knowing how to use such archaic technology. What is your occupation?
Senshi. Always. Thinking about the future, where do you see yourself in ten years?
I know it will take me much longer to leave this planet than I ever expected. It may take ten years or a hundred or maybe even a thousand, but I know senshi transcend time. No matter what life they are in, I will awaken Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and...
I will return home with my Kinzuishou. I hope you will come with us, Serenity. Why did you enter MTS?
What is a "MTS"?What did that computer do to me now? On a typical day, what do you do?
I am getting stronger, but I still feel weak most of the time. Each day the living part of me is induced into a sleep like state. During this time, most of my internal implants are turned off and a special chamber resumes their functions to keep me alive. The computer monitors my condition and performs many maintenance routines, correcting any software errors or repairing any hardware damage I might have sustained during battle.
It would be hard for a person born on Earth to understand Sundarian technology. My implants are not mechanical, and although they are electronic they aren't powered by conventional electricity. In fact, the energy that I use is mostly generated by my organic living tissue. The suit that resides under my skin is able to convert what I would take in nutritionally and distribute some of it to my hardware.
At first this process was extremely painful and could take up to 20 hours because my living tissue was not fully 'awakened' after being preserved in stasis for nearly a thousands years. Now, my body is starting to regenerate my cells quicker, so I have up to 9 hours before I have to replenish. During that time, I continue my mission. I must seek out the other senshi, gather more information about what happened to the kingdom of Sundaria and fight where it is needed.
To address some of the comments the MTS judges have made during the results round, I will be posting more info in this section. My intent is not to debate but rather elaborate on some things I didn't realize wasn't clear.
"it just doesn't seem extremely plausible for her to have perfect human proportions if she is pretty much a robot"
mishihime - This is a very valid concern and I see now I need to talk more about the "robot" aspect. It's best not to think of her as a robot per say but rather as an enhanced human. Please do not think Terminator , C-3PO or Data (if you are familiar with those characters). It's more like Wolverine from X-men. She is a living breathing person who suffered major organ damage. In her world, the technology is so advanced you can replace a heart like you would a computer's hard drive. In her case, most of her organs have to be replaced. There is no real noticeable difference between her and another girl except for several extremely small ports in her back. She is completely soft on the outside. Her suit is under her skin and is super thin. If I had to guess, I'd say roughly 35% is natural material. She also has her circulatory system intact, so she is capable of bleeding if damaged.
"I wonder how she became part robot in some ways."
mishihime - This is something I envision doing in a mini web comic when I get a chance. During the fall of the Silver Millenium, the kingdom of Sundaria also was thrown into chaos. (Some of Metallia's dark energy actually originated from sunspots if you remember from the manga.) During a series of battles, Starlight was severely injured and placed in the inter-dimensional chamber. Somehow, it ended up at the planet of Earth but Sailor Sun has very little data on the incident.
"Her personality seems very distant, but I am curious to see if she was always like this way. "
mishihime - You will see this in the second arc of my story. When Sailor Sun meets the real enemy, she gets more pieces of the past. Events are relived and yes her personality was a lot different. She was extremely feminine and obedient before she awoke as a senshi. You could say she was a different person.
"Yes, the Sun is a source of light, yet, with Sailor Sun existing with Sailor Moon, she almost seems inspired by Sailor Moon. I know its your choice, but it would be cool to see a Sun Senshi that uses say the raw energy of the star."
mishihime - I think you will enjoy Sundarian culture. Using the power of the sun usually involves some sort of spiritual experience or connection of the mind and soul. Some people do have the ability to harness this power, but Sailor Sun at this point is barley alive let alone in tune with her planet star. Eventually, she will have new abilities. It's hard for me to write sometimes because I do not want to give away all my story's secrets.
Thank you judges for your comments. If there's anything else anyone wants to know, please ask.
More Sailor Sun Credits
Artwork & "Sailor Sun" (c) mishihime
Sailor Moon (c) Naoko TakeuchiPlease do not copy or post my artwork without permission.