She then looked back at the King and answered his question. "I still feel a bit shaky..." Another big battle so soon after the last one... "King...I didn't go to the throne room like I said. I'm sorry. I thought that I heard Galaxia calling me from my room, though my fire, and she said that I should go alone. When I got there...Mercury was there." She closed her eyes briefly, picturing the girl. "We had a talk, she tried to persuade me to work with her. King, Queen, I'm sorry but I doubted myself for a moment. Things aren't what they used to be around here..."
She avoided the searching looks of the other senshi. "But I turned her down. Then she got angry...I rejected her and in doing so destroyed the last of her humanity." She struggled not to cry. "It's all my fault...I killed her once and now I've killed her again..." She coughed. "We had a fight, I tried my best and managed to wound her but you can see what she did to me. I only just managed to get away." She put a hand to her stomach where her wound had been. She could hear Star Fighter saying something quietly to Yaten.
So what happens now? she thought sadly. Let someone else fight for a change...I need so desperately to rest. She sighed and carried the weight of her exhaustion. She could still feel that horrible cold from when the sword had pierced her. But where would I go to lie down? My room? She snorted at the thought inwardly.