Fandom: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Kunzite x Minako
Disclaimer: I do not own Sailor Moon or its characters.
Theme: #19 - Salvation
Summery: He's only ever met her in dreams.
Kenzie MacLeod had always been the serious one among his friends. Even in elementary school. He'd been the voice of reason for years, and he doubted that anyone would believe him when he told them that the reason he couldn't make a romantic relationship work because there was a girl in his dreams. Well, she wasn't really a girl anymore. She appeared to be in her twenties now. But it certainly wouldn't provide any salvation from his friends' matchmaking attempts.
She had been in his dreams for years. The blond girl had first appeared when he was about fourteen and she was ten. She had grown up with him. He knew her face by heart. He knew her expressions and the way emotions flit through her eyes. Kenzie knew the sound of her voice. But he didn't know her name. Or if she existed outside of his dreams. He had given up hope of finding her in real life. He'd never met anyone who was even close.
Petite with long blond hair and sapphire blue eyes, his lady was no one who he'd run across either in Scotland or in England. Not even on his vacation to Scandinavia on year. Kenzie had pretty much given up on ever finding her. She was most likely a figment of his imagination. That didn't mean she was easy to forget though, especially when she showed up frequently. He did not dream of her every night, but hardly a week went by when he didn't have at least one dream of her.
He shook his head to clear his thoughts. They were not particular helpful to him today. His best friend was getting married and as the best man, mooning over a dream girl was not in the job description. Admittedly, Kenzie felt a little awkward in his kilt while most of the others were in tradition Japanese clothing, but Mamoru had insisted. It was a slightly odd wedding anyway since Mamoru and his fiancée had combined some very odd traditions from various places in order to put together their wedding, but clearly they meant something to the couple so Kenzie wasn't going to complain.
"Is everyone ready? I need you all to be at the shrine in five minutes."
The light from the window shining on her blocks her face from sight. The young woman wore a yellow furisode kimono pattern with cranes and pine trees. Then she moved, and he got a good look at her face. Familiar blue eyes met his own, and she appeared to be just as stunned as he was. And then she offered him a brilliant smile and her hand.
"Minako Aino. I'm the maid of honor."
The second their hands touched it was like a spark of electricity between them, and Kenzie found himself kissing the back of her hand instead of shaking it like he had originally planned. Minako's smile grew if that was possible.
"It's lovely to meet you. Five minutes. I'll see you at the reception?"
She was gone moments later, but Kenzie knew he'd see her again. In person instead of in dreams.