Bond. James Bond. Darien waited in his apartment all day. He dared not venture out into the city in daylight. The day seemed to go on forever to Darien. It was really boring, knowing that all he could do was wait. After night fell on Tokyo, he went out onto the balcony. Below, he saw the same woman again. She was looking at the building, then the Dark Crystal, then the building. "What is she up to?" The woman looked up, and saw him. "You!" she shouted. She then jumped up, and landed on the balcony, behind Darien. "Impressive jump," he said as he turned around. He stared into the cold, dark eyes of Katarina. She stared back. "Darien. How good to see you." "What? How do you know my name?" "I'm not surprised that you don't remember me. I am from the future. The one that has happened as a result of your being dead. Serena still loves you." "What do you want?" "What do I want? Let's see........I guess it would be for you to hand over the Love Star." "What is the Love Star?" "Don't play dumb with me! You know what it is." "No, I don't." "Then let me inform you. The Love Star is a powerful weapon that can make any person love another. It is what actually enables a person to feel love. It was created by Queen Serenity's scientists. It was their belief that this would bring about universal peace. They were a bunch of fools." "What does this Love Star look like?" "Like a standard star. It's not very big. Rather a normal size." "And what makes you think I have it?" "I have a source. Now, tell me where it is, and I will let Serena live." "I don't have it!" "You lie," Katarina said rather softly. ".....No matter. By the time I am finished, you will be begging me to take it." Katarina disappeared. "So, the Love Star is a sort of weapon. There's only one place to turn now." * * * The suave, sophisticated man in a black suit and bow-tie was drinking a vodka martini. He had ordered it shaken, not stirred, and had received it as ordered. Many gorgeous women were surrounding him. He was happy, since he had just stopped the Janus syndicate from taking over the Goldeneye. His watch started beeping. "Yes," he said as he pushed a button. "James, come to headquarters. We have a man who says he needs the help of MI6. I felt that you would suffice." "Of course, M. I'll be right there." The man got up, excused himself, and walked out to his Mitsubishi motorcycle. He started it, and drove it to MI6 headquarters. Once there, he found a tall, good looking man, with blue eyes, and short, black hair. "Are you the man who needs my help?" James asked. "Mr. Bond, I presume?" "Yes, I'm Bond, James Bond." "Then I am the man who needs your help. My name is Darien." "Darien what?" "Let's just leave it at that. What do you know about the Love Star?" "I don't know anything. Maybe intelligence can help you. If you'll follow me," he said as he used his right hand to motion to Darien. He walked to M's room. M had a lot of useful information. The Love Star had the power to make any person feel true love. It also had the power to disable any weapon in the world. Any person who had it could easily dominate the world. If it were destroyed, then the world would be plunged into a third world war. "Where is the Love Star?" Darien asked. "To be honest, nobody knows. It could be here in England, or in America, or Antarctica," M said with a shrug. "Well then. Let's get looking. We know what it looks like, don't we?" "Yes," replied Darien. He nodded at M, who then handed James a picture of the Love Star. Darien noticed that it looked exactly like Serena's star locket. "So, where to?" James asked. "I think I know." Darien began walking out the room, and James followed. "Wait. Better stop by Q Branch and pick up a few things," James said. They went down to Q Branch, and Q equipped James with a few gadgets. His traditional laser watch, a grappling hook belt, and chewing gum that was actually an explosive. "James, once you chew the gum three times, the timer will begin. You will have 15 seconds to clear the area before it explodes. Understood?" "As always." James picked up the gadgets, and he and Darien walked out of the building. They went to the airport, and flew to Tokyo. * * * Serena awoke the her mother's voice yelling at her. 'Just three more minutes, mom,' Serena thought. Then she realized that it was Saturday. She quickly sprung up, and ran downstairs. "Serena, Raye is here to see you," her mother said. "She's in the living room." Serena ran into the living room. "Hey, Serena," Raye said before Serena could speak. "I saw Darien last night." "What did he want?" "There was a strange woman in his apartment, and he wanted me to do a fire reading." "Well? Who was she?" "Her name is Katarina, and she's not from here, the Negaverse, or the Dark Universe. She was talking to a man, but I couldn't get anything on him." "So, what does she want?" "She wants to destroy the world, and love. She wants an ancient artifact called the Love Star." "So what can we do?" "Right now....nothing. Maybe if we knew more, we could stop them." "What does the Love Star do?" "I don't really know. Look, Serena. All I know is that I saw Darien, and did a fire reading, and something is going down. What, when, and where? I do not know." "So basically, all we can do is wait." "Yes," Raye said with a feeling of deja vu. She remembered this road all too well.