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Chapter Four: A Woman's Worth

by Zpan_Sven 0 Reviews

Kafir sets out to help heal the damage done to Usagi's psyche and self-esteem.

Category: Sailor Moon - Rating: R - Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance - Characters: Ami (Mercury), Haruka (Uranus), Makoto (Jupiter), Michiru (Neptune), Minako (Venus), Pluto, Rei (Mars), Saturn, Tuxedo Kamen, Usagi (Moon) - Warnings: [?] - Published: 2005/09/16 - Updated: 2005/09/16 - 1131 words

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PART 4: A WOMAN'S WORTH
(A few weeks after Part 3: Survivor)

Mamoru was in Jail. He was guilty. The words sang joyously through Usagi. Kafir, Solace, and all the Senshi would have preferred the death sentence. Carried out immediately. Usagi's family agreed with them, especially her father, Kenji.


= You could buy me diamonds, you could buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world
Baby you know I'm worth it
Dinner lit by candles, run my bubble bath
Make love tenderly to last and last
Baby you know I'm worth it
Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
Not just told but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can't find a man who knows her worth, mhmn =




Usagi's Father had taken a great liking to Kafir. The younger man's quiet, polite, and gentle behavior, as well as his protectiveness and eagerness to help Usagi and her family appealed to Kenji. It was probably a good thing Kenji had never seen Kafir kill a Youma with his bare hands and a Berserker rage that border-lined insanity.


= Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth =




Ikuko likewise liked Kafir for his gentle handling of Usagi and the presents he gave her. It had began the day after Usagi testified against her rapist; a small beautifully gift wrapped present appearing on the pillow beside her head. It had been a silver locket with a moonstone embedded on the front cover of it; on the inside of it had on one side a picture of Usagi and on the other had been a picture of Kenji, Ikuko, and Shingo. With it had come a note: you have the love of your family, and you are worth it -K



= If you treat me fairly I'll give you all my goods
Treat you like a real woman should
Baby I know you're worth it
If you never play me, promise not to bluff
I'll hold you down when shit gets rough
Baby I know you're worth it
She rolls the mile makes you smile all the while being true
Don't take for granted the passion that she has for you
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can't find a man who knows her worth, oh =



The next week had come with another locket, this one silver with a moonstone surrounded by tiny diamonds. On one side of the inside of the locket was a picture of the Inners (whom Ikuko knew as Ami, Minako, Rei, and Makoto) and on the other side was a picture of the Outers (whom Ikuko knew as Hotura, Haruka, Michuri, and Sestuna). The note with this one read: You have the love of your friends, and you are worth it. - K


= Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth =



Other gifts he gave her in person were different. On one day it was a painting of an older woman who looked like Usagi (she even had Usagi's hair style, only her hair was a silvery-lavender) dressed in a long silver and gold ball-gown with transparent fairy-like wings standing on a balcony over a beautiful garden with the Earth and other planets hanging in the sky. On the woman's brow was that of a golden crescent moon turned on its side. A note had come with it that Ikuko did not know about: Your mother loves you, and you are worth it. - K



= No need to read between the lines, spell it out for you
Just hear this song cuz you can't go wrong when you value
A woman, woman, woman, a woman's worth =




On another day a similar painting was given, this one of a man that looked to be the older version of Solace with the glowing insignia of the Sun on his brow. The man was dressed in gold and black armor and sitting on a large golden throne, surrounded by a golden, luminous light. With this painting was another note Ikuko did not know of: Your father loves you, and you are worth it. - K


= Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth =




** Present **

Usagi walked home after school when Kafir walked up beside her, holding a small gift-wrapped package.

"Ohayoo, Kafir-san!" Usagi said cheerfully, happiness filling her by his presence. She didn't know why, but she knew she could trust him for eternity and beyond.

"Konnichi wa, Usagi-hime." Kafir said somewhat nervously. 'Let her say yes, I do not think I could take it if she said no...'

"Daijoubu ka, Kafir-san?" Usagi asked the older man, concern filling her eyes and voice.

"Hai, Usagi-hime...I've been wanting to ask you something though..." the Shi-no-Senshi said hesitantly.

"Soo ka? (Really?)"

"Soo. (really.)"

"Well...ask!"

"Yosh'...ano...will you...go out on a date with me?" Kafir stuttered out. 'Say yes, please by kami-sama, say yes...'

"Hai!" Usagi replied, happiness welling in her heart.

Kafir blushed slightly, a slash of crimson that appeared across his nose and high cheekbones as he spoke, "How about I pick you up at your house around 6 or 6:15...dress formally..."

"Yosh'!!" Usagi exclaimed as she went up on her tiptoes and kissed Kafir on his cheek.


= Cuz a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth =



Kafir froze at the contact of lips as soft as rose petals brushed across his cheek. To his deepest regret, the contact ended all too soon and Usagi was rushing down the street, hurrying to get home so she could get ready for her date. 'I'll prove to you what a real woman you are...and how a real woman should be treated by a real man...' Kafir mentally vowed, not noticing the shadowy figure that slunk from the scene...


= Mhmn mhmn mhmn mhmn mhmn mhmn.... =
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