|Of War And Magic
Author: BlueNovaBunny PM
AU set in ancient times where magic is known,the two prominent familes of Japan and China have their children race to find the ultimate magical weapon to fuel their battle. Please ReviewRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Sakura K. & Syaoran L. - Chapters: 20 - Words: 38,543 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 02-21-06 - Published: 10-16-03 - id: 1562028
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Sorry to say to Toya/Yuki fans, but they will not be a couple in this story. I have nothing against them, but I wanted to pair up Toya with someone else. This is a very unique couple and so far I only have crossed one story with them as a couple. I'm not sure if the whole Kaho/Eriol thing is true, but I'm a T/E fan so their relationship is going to be in this story ~BlueNovaBunny
BNB: Here's the disclaimer
Disclaimer: All characters except my OC are owned by Clamp and Tokyo Pop. If they sue me, they'll only get some lint and maybe Phoenix.
Chapter: Forever My Omoi
The men gathered on the roof opposite of the darkened house. He chuckled to himself; this tiny house wasn't even protected. His men had rode from Osaka to here in Edo. The ride had taken several days because of the unsuspected rain, but it was about to be worth it.
The cloaked man had promised to make his cutthroats rich as kings once the job was done. His second-in-command sauntered over.
"Left-hand says the patrol just made his rounds and passed. So do we get'em now, boss?" He pretended to not hear him. A tickle on his ear made him ponder if this was too easy.
"What do we know about this Kinomoto guy?"
"He served in the military, but was known more as a scholar. He used to be an aristocrat, but something unknown happened. " His leader raised his eyebrow. "Err, That's all. The rest is how many family members there are and the patrol times."
"Who lives in the house?"
"Kinomoto, his wife, son, and daughter. The wife is the Lord Amamiya's granddaughter. When she married Kinomoto, they had a falling out. The one servant that comes to clean leaves early in the afternoon." He nodded.
"We attack now." His men crept into the house. Their footsteps barely made a rustle on the leaf-covered ground. They emerged like shadows in the Kinomoto household. A glowing light encroached down the hall and the men waited in tension.
"Don't worry, Nadeshiko, I'll get the glass of water," he hollered to his wife as he chuckled. His beloved Nadeshiko seemed to have gotten insomnia since little Sakura had been born. Fujitaka froze as he saw the men. A frown appeared on his cheery face and in one swoop, the blade of the katana appeared in his hand.
"I don't know who you are or who sent you, but trust me, you'll pay for trespassing in my house!" He lunged at the nearest man and nicked his arm while giving him a slash on the chest. The other men charged forward.
Nadeshiko had heard the clash of blades and cursing. She ran into the children's room and saw her dark-haired little boy of seven.
"Mommy, what is happening?" Her heart broke as she saw the Toya clutch his blanket with terrified eyes.
"Mommy's not sure, but I want you to take Sakura. Go alert the patrols and please stay away from the alleys. Promise me you'll take care of Sakura." Toya nodded and Nadeshiko kissed his forehead. "Go, and be safe." She ran out of the room to where she could hear screams of agony.
"Fujitaka!" He turned around to see his wife standing in the doorway. "Nadeshiko, no, go back!"
Her eyes widened. He didn't see the blade aimed at his gut from behind. Without thought, she ran and hugged Fujitaka. A cry escaped her lips as she felt a sharp pain enter her from behind. She touched the sharp end of the blade protruding from her chest.
"Fujitaka…" Her bloodied hand caressed his face. "My Fujitaka, my omoi…" She collapsed in his arms. He ignored everything, the wetness trickling down his back, the cries of pain, and the shout of the mercenaries' leader. All he felt was the emptiness as Nadeshiko eyes dulled to the waiting call of death.
He felt a dagger enter his side, but he ignored it. He knew the patrol would come soon because of the ruckus. Suddenly a power filled his veins. A glowing aura surrounded him and he disappeared.
The assassins stared in shock. No one mentioned Kinomoto could do magic! Their leader heard the pounding footsteps of the patrol. "Let's go, the watch is coming! We'll tell the man that we dumped Kinomoto in the river, but we couldn't come fast enough for the woman."
The patrol stared in horror at the scene. Lord Amamiya's granddaughter lay in a pool of her own blood, surrounded by dead street trash.
Captain Ikumori shook his head sadly; Lord Amamiya was a friend of his. It would break the old man's heart to hear his granddaughter had been murdered.
"Captain Ikumori, what do I do with the kid?"
"Call a carriage and send him to the Amamiya estate." He stared pityingly at the small boy sucking his thumb. Fresh tears glistened in his eyes and trailed down his dusty face.
Toya sat rigidly in the carriage before crumpling up and crying. He had broken his promise to his mother and lost Sakura. He had put her down because she was getting heavy. He heard the patrol and ran to them. By the time he had gotten back, she was gone. Toya stared miserable at what he thought looked like a palace emerging over the horizon. So this was his great grandfather's house.
Omoi (n) thought; mind; heart; feelings; emotion; sentiment; love; affection; desire; wish; hope; expectation; imagination; experience
BNB: So do you hate? Like it? Then review and tell me what would help improve this story. Submitting 'this is dumb' or 'what the hell' is not going to cut it.
Ken: Hehe, I noticed all of BNB's stories begin with someone dying. Hmm, is she into death scene beginnings? Don't worry; she's just prickly because now she has to write two stories, this story and Luminous Dark Flame.
BNB: *rolls eyes* This is my split personality. Most of the time he insults me. Phoenix is the other one. She got hooked on Zoloft.
Phoenix:*drools and looks at Ken*
Ken: *.* Why does she keep thinking I like girls!?
BNB: *ignores Ken and chomps on sour punch straws* Hmm, oh yeah! Next chapter: The Little Dou. *prods Phoenix with a stick*