A birthday gift for Usagi (Minako Aino AKA Sailor V)

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A birthday gift for Usagi (Minako Aino AKA Sailor V)
Date of Cutscene: 30 June 2015
Location: Inside Minako's house; outside Usagi's house
Synopsis: "I need to give Usagi a gift for her birthday, signed by her favorite masked heroine! Also, Artemis wants me to make sure the other senshi don't kill Mamoru because they think he's Nephrite of the Dark Kingdom. So I guess I'll get two birds stoned today." --Minako
Cast of Characters: Minako Aino, Usagi Tsukino, Mamoru Chiba

"And that's my idea for a sneaky secret birthday gift for the senshi ally I'm stalking."

Minako explained her idea to her loyal guardian cat, involving a signed Sailor V manga and a personalized note for Usagi, a.k.a. Sailor Moon! But he seemed worried and not just because of her use of the term 'stalking'. His ears flickered in the way he only does when he's worried or somebody is brushing their fingertips right over his ear tips to annoy him.

"Mina-chan, birthday wishes are nice, but you need to tell your allies Mamoru Chiba is not Nephrite so they don't beat him up in school. You promised you'd do that." His ears flicker more when she sighs lengthily and throws herself onto the bed, taking some personalized 'Mina-P' stationary and scribbling something sloppy on it.

"Also! You can't just go writing notes to people, even people we can trust. Just in case," was Artemis' suggestion. "What if her family finds it? What if it gets lost? What if somebody fingerprints it? What if some weird Dark Kingdom mage gets a hold of it?"

Minako seems about to interrupt, to demand that this was overly cautious, but instead she lets slip a delicious smile and crawls into a pile of ragged magazines before ripping out a few pages and then ripping apart the paper into smaller bits. Artemis, for all of his curiosity, forces himself into a rigid position and doesn't say anything until he's sure she's doing something wrong.

"Soooooo, you're probably wondering what I'm doing," she sings, without waiting for an answer as she separates individual letters into strings of what will soon become words. "I'm gonna do my note KIDNAP STYLE. And you're gonna deliver it!"

"You can't do it 'kidnap style'! That's not a kind of note! And why do I have to deliver it?"

"Because it would be super-suspicious if a girl climbed into her window with a note on her birthday, but a cat on a windowsill isn't suspicious at all."

"It IS suspicious if the cat has a note and a birthday box."

Original note


<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Hours later, an unhappy looking white cats with a manga tied around his body by a red bow ("You're a birthday cat! Meow!") and a letter in his mouth climbed up the side of a house. He initially attempts to scratch the ribbon and drop the autographed manga on the sill, but it proves to be too difficult. He begins to roll about, kicking his feet in the air and sliding dangerously close to the ledge before he finally wiggles free of his burden.

Light wind proves to be no threat to a book, but the note would just fly away. So Artemis turns sideways and tries to push it through the little slit of the window. He almost falls for his effort and a poorly glued letter comes off. A large black "D", carried away in the wind. Then a silly heart sticker.

Frustrated, Artemis turns around and uses his legs to kick it through the slit, ripping almost a third of the thin paper from top to bottom and sending it dancing up high through the air currents around the Tsukino family house.

With a grumpy meow of 'good enough', Artemis scratches the window frantically to get the attention of somebody inside before springing away into branches, to another tree, then to the ground, and then home.

Happy Birthday, Usagi!


The second note, with an unfortunate rip