|One Night, Never Forgotten
Author: maixwolfblossom PM
Has a friend ever set you up on a blind date? What if it was for prom? It's the most important event for Sakura to attend senior year and she's going to prom with a total stranger. Can someone fall in love through phonecalls alone? S&S E&TRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Sakura K. & Syaoran L. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 37,443 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 09-19-04 - Published: 06-03-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1892992
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One Night, Never Forgotten
Based on a true story
Dedicated to luna86
--Never Forgotten: Reunion/Epilogue—
CCS: Mine…I mean…CLAMP's
Now on with the Dramatically end and happy beginnings…
After prom, things were still back to normal like prom never happened. (Meaning S&S have a platonic relationship)
But soon enough summer turned into autumn and the nights where Sakura and Syaoran would hang out and stare at the stars were suddenly faded as were the phone calls.
On the seventh day, Sakura called his phone to tell him that she had changed her number.
And after multiple calls, she couldn't get through to his line.
Later that evening she found out why.
According to Meiling, Syaoran had left for Hong University a day before she had tried to contact him.
Something broke within her heart. First it was betrayal, then hurt, and lastly…denial.
She wishfully thought that he would contact her as soon as he landed in China, but after waiting, she was sure that there was no chance of seeing those amber eyes again.
-It's been 9 days 8 hours 40 minutes 10 seconds since you called-
On the ninth day, she stopped eating completely out of loneliness, her heart aching sorely as if she lost her best friend.
She didn't recognize the emotion that held her in so much pain since her mother's death.
But soon knew what that feeling was. It was the sense of heartbreak.
Looking to her bedside table, she spotted the group photo that was taken the night she met Syaoran.
-And I'm so crazy I'm just about taking the picture off the wall-
Her blood ran cold just looking at her happy face and being held by the man who didn't even care about her. Suddenly she snapped and grabbed the frame and threw it to the floor, crushingly.
Her eyes were red rimmed, held so much hurt and anger at the memories that she had of him.
The way he held her hand so tenderly in the last slow dance of the year, the way they danced cheek-to-cheek, and the warmth he emitted on her body.
She sighed almost longingly to feel those things again.
-It's been 3 months and 100 days since you held my hand
And her biggest regret was letting him get away.
-And I, I miss you in 1000 ways
Will I ever see you again?-
But then again, maybe those memories weren't special to him as they were to her.
Maybe he was just being nice as Meiling sought for him to do.
-How did it change so fast-
Sakura looked from the corsage on her desk to the broken frame on the floor. Her heart broke with every doubt that she wasn't important to him.
-I won't give you to the past-
Silently, her tears flowed freely. A green glimmer caught her attention and she soon realized that it was the corsage that Syaoran had given to her almost three months ago. A bitter smile adorned her lips as she struggled with her feelings. With a shuddering breath, she threw the corsage out her window making it fall into the bushes to be forgotten, as was the friendship she had with her so called, 'good friend.'
With one last look at the shattered frame, she walked out of her room, leaving behind the memories that bound her to her past.
-I really thought It'd last-
"Syaoran, why did you make me lie to Sakura-chan?" Meiling sat on her cousin's bed, fingering the cell phone that lay motionless. Her sad eyes traveled to the suitcase that was already half full and then to the grim face of her cousin.
He flinched at the name that his cousin spoke, making the memories he wanted to leave behind in Japan replay in his mind.
"Meiling, I—you know I don't do good with goodbyes," Syaoran's eyes diverted from the questioning eyes of his cousin, "It's not like she ever had a place in her heart for me anyways."
-All that we had was so unbelievable now that it's gone it's just inconceivable
His gaze blurred slightly, thinking of all the things he left undone, the people he had to leave behind, the ache in his heart left unsettled.
"Hopefully five years from now…she'll forget me…and I'll move on." He saw the flash of sympathy in the depths of Meiling's eyes, "It's not like I'm going to see her again." he whispered to himself as he turned away, "I'll learn to live without her…"
It was quiet for a few minutes with the exceptions of Syaoran throwing his clothes into one of many boxes when Meiling spoke again.
"Do you love her?" Syaoran didn't answer.
-Still in my dreams you are so damn beautiful-
Fire roared as the crimson-eyed-girl stared hard at Syaoran, "Look at me, dammit! Do you love her or not?!?"
A sharp intake of breath was released from the amber-eyed man, "I…I-I don't know."
Meiling looked down and smiled slightly, "Then stay."
Syaoran's face shone confusion, "I wish it could be that simple but even if I did…long distance relationships never work out. Besides, I have to go to Hong Kong for schooling…"
-How could it be?
That you ruined my everything, everything, everything-
"The only reason why I set you up with her was to experience friendship and maybe even more. If you can't figure out what you feel now, what makes you think that she'll wait for you? The time you come back…what if she marries and has children. People change, Syaoran, you know that. Not everyone can last without love, no one can put their love life on hold…not everyone is you…I'm sorry but it's true…"
He stood thinking as he always did, his face showed worry and then it changed, emotionless as it used to be before Sakura, "Then I can change back. Goodbye Meiling, this discussion is closed."
"You know," Meiling leaned against the doorframe and glared at her stubborn cousin, "I thought you changed for the better. I thought you'd never let a chance pass you by…but I guess I was wrong."
Meiling walked away to have Syaoran shut his door and lean against it for a while before packing once again.
Grabbing blindly, his grasped came in contact with glass…it was the prom picture of the group.
A fond smile splayed on his lips as he touched the photo, leaning it against his chest he gave it one last look and stored it away in a drawer.
"I'm sorry Sakura, I never planned on friendship, nor love…"
Everything, everything, everything-
-5 years Later-
-It seems like everywhere, everyone's in love
So where are you?-
Her memories that she had blocked out for the past four years teemed over, struggling to be free from the barrier in her that was blocking her mind.
Flashes of an amber-eyed man in the moonlight, kissing her, making her world reel out of place. She felt the intensity, the shock, and the tenderness it held.
-And I remember you couldn't get enough
You felt it too
Or didn't you?-
Her conscious voice in her brain wouldn't let her escape the past and before long she found herself in five years of pain. Deprived of a love life, a promise that she would never be happy again for she feared the lost of another friend. And finally, her mind turned to the man she put her trust in, the one who threw it all away. She felt humiliated for bestowing kindness to him, when he didn't even contact her all these years.
-How did it change so fast?
I won't give you to the past-
Shaking her head from all the silliness, she got up from the bench she had sat on.
The wind picked up speed and a chill skimmed through her arms, it felt almost bitter and menacing.
She felt blunt, wallowing in misery and confronting it now for putting it off for so long and now she had to face reality.
-I really thought I'd last
All that we had was so unbelievable-
Her eyes went cold since she lost the ability to cry every since that day, even when she couldn't figure out how she felt all those years ago. She dealt with them today and yet, her judgment was late as always.
-Now that it's gone, it's just inconceivable-
She rubbed her hands over her bare arms, but suddenly a thick green jacket covered her shoulders.
"A pretty young woman like you shouldn't walk around on a cold day."
Sakura rolled her eyes thinking that it was one of those perverts who talk their way into her life, but she felt a familiar warmth. A strange feeling she knew, but couldn't place.
-Still in my dreams
You are so damn beautiful-
"It wasn't cold when I left my house, sir." She handed his jacket back, without looking at his face carefully but she knew he had chocolate brown hair.
He chuckled softly, making Sakura's ears perk in recognition, her heart beating out of control; but she dismissed it.
Her figure stood rigid as she tensed up, feeling that something was off balance, "I don't see what's so funny."
"You called me, sir. No one ever calls me that. Maybe 'hey', 'dude', or 'master' but never sir."
Sakura didn't answer, her form still rigid.
The man smile slightly faltered, "You act as if the world has turned against you."
She looked down and whispered, "I feel like it."
"Well don't call me 'sir'. Call me Li and if I like you a lot, then I'll let you call me Syaoran…"
Sakura's eyes widened, not believing what she just heard.
Slowly, she looked up and met his slightly amused amber eyes.
Syaoran's expression was clueless as he looked at her with awe, "Um yeah…me…and you are…"
Sakura backed away from him in fear and anger, but her mind was jumbled with shock to even process which emotion she should display so she did what she could; she ran leaving a gaping Syaoran.
-How could it be?
That you ruined my everything, everything, everything
Everything, everything, everything-
Luckily he didn't recognize her, "What the hell is he back here for?!?!?"
She paced around her front lawn for a few minutes when she heard Kero (her cat) jump out of the bushes, scaring her to death.
"Kero-chan! What the--" she spotted a slightly stained yet delicate material hanging off the end of Kero's mouth. Removing it carefully, she examined it and found an inscription: To: Kinomoto Sakura From: Li Syaoran 06/12/04.
Sakura put a hand to her mouth in shock, after all these years, the thing she brutally thought she destroyed had survived her ongoing tyranny.
Tears formed in her eyes, standing in front of her patio as she held the corsage tenderly to her cheek, remembering the day she received it.
As he took out the plastic box, she took a sharp intake of breath at the beauty that had been revealed to her, he carefully opened the box for her to see the inscriptions and slipped it onto her left wrist.
After a few minutes reveling in it, she took the pin out of her purse and placed on his tux and commented that they both got the same colors and flowers.
Syaoran offered his right arm for her to take and smiled warmly, "Shall we?"
"We shall." Sakura giggled only to be interrupted by a red flashing light, "TOMOYO!!!"
"Sakura-chan! Smile like a fool again! It's so KAWAIIIIIIIII DESU!!!!"
She sighed almost sadly and tucked the trinket in her pocket. Looking around, she noticed that the post master had come by. Slowly she flipped through the mail and cried in shock when she came across a letter from her old high school.
We are glad to inform you that Seijou High's Class of '04 is having their first reunion since graduation on September 19, 2009. Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible! Don't miss the chance on catching up with classmates.
Lost weight since that year? Rub it in to that bully's ugly face!
Got married to your high school sweetheart? Show them your children's pictures!
Trying to find your long lost friend/sweetheart? Find them today!
Got implants or a nose job? Pretend that it's been developing for ages!
Show them how you have been these past 5 years.
See you there,
Sakura giggled slightly, none of those things applied to her. She knew where everyone was in life for she was a great friend to all.
Takashi and Chiharu were expecting their first child, even then she knew that Chiharu would marry him.
Meiling had actually settled down with ONE that's right you didn't read wrong! Meiling had settled and commited with ONE man, who she met in one of her job interviews as a secretary.
Kazuo had proposed to Hoshii last night and now…he's still waiting for an answer.
Nakuru and Touya…well let's just say their relationship was on and off.
Married and living in Europe, Rika and Tereda-sensei left Japan to pursue a writing career in the U.K.
Tomoyo was graduating from college with Eriol since she advanced a year above her class. Currently, Eriol was plucking up the courage to ask for her hand in marriage. Sakura reminisced yesterday where Eriol had gone ballistic trying to find the right engagement ring for Tomoyo.
And as for her…she became a well-known advice columnist in the paper, "Tomoeda Times".
Although she was left to herself most of her time, she decided to live at home with her father so she could take care of him in his frail age.
She sighed and rolled her eyes, knowing that her father wanted to see her marry before he passed on, which was absurd since he was in perfect health.
Smiling, Sakura went inside her house, forgetting all about her encounter with the one person she forgot for five years…Li Syaoran.
"Man…I never noticed how beautiful you really were…"
"Are those real? No! Not those! I meant the leather!"
Sakura passed a bunch of people who looked not the same as she remembered. In matter of fact, Sakura didn't recognized most of the people she had past.
She nudged Tomoyo in the ribs.
"Do you recognize anyone here? They don't seem to be from our school. Don't they look…a little older than us?" Sakura stood tip toed and looked out to the crowd.
Tomoyo squinted her eyes trying to read the banner and slapped Sakura on the shoulder, "That's because they are! They're the class of '95!"
Sakura rubbed her arm, "How am I supposed to know, Takashi said that it would be here in auditorium 9."
She watched as Tomoyo took out her cell phone and dial Chiharu's number.
"Chi, where's the reunion held?" Tomoyo laughed when she heard Chiharu hit Takashi with a pan, "Oh! #6? He read the label wrong? Okay…I understand…what was that? Another school's reunion is being held there too?"
Tomoyo's eyes widened, "I see…okay. We'll be there in a moment."
She snapped her phone close and turned around to see a very confused Sakura.
"What about another school?" Sakura asked worriedly.
Tomoyo put on a cheery smile and grabbed Sakura's hand, "Oh nothing…everything's fine. It's just Takashi read the labels wrong."
Sakura seemed to buy the excuse and happily followed Tomoyo to the next room.
His amber eyes stared at the building out of curiosity then he looked at Meiling, confused.
"I thought you said we're going to Hinagaku High's reunion! Not Seijou's!!!"
Meiling rolled her eyes and gestured to the banner, "Didn't you know that Hinagaku High doesn't exist anymore? They demolished it back in 2006 and made it into an elementary school. So they merged the two closest high schools together and here we are."
Syaoran nervously glanced at the banner, which said: "Welcome Class of 'o4…Seijou/Hinagaku"
He groaned inwardly, knowing that he had to face Eriol once again. The last time he saw him, he beat him up for hurting Sakura's feelings.
Five years later, Syaoran still felt bad for leaving abruptly. He knew that he would receive many glares from the gang but he'd have to face them anyways for his company was to merge with a newspaper company called, "Tomoeda Suntimes."
He frowned thinking of what to say to Sakura. He knew nothing about her life now compared to what he did back then. He rubbed his forehead in frustration, remembering the times where he had regretted so much into moving on which led him to remember the cruel things he did to her. She didn't deserve them and even though he had five years to water down the feelings he had then…his thoughts had always trailed to the happiest moment of his life: the prom.
He remembered every detail like it was yesterday, dreamt about it for years, yet when he awakened he found himself in a place where his path had lead him to. A life with no social nights out, no time for love, always being pressured into the family company. And now it had led him to this moment. He had to face the consequences.
Tears formed in all the girls' eyes as they all yelled, "Where have you been!?!?!"
Naoko smiled as she replied, "Well you know that horror mystery movie that came out a few years back…you know the one called, "Revelation"? Well I have been writing scripts for the company ever since I graduated, which took me out of the country way too much!"
The girls' squeals mixed as they hugged Naoko and congratulated her.
"Sakura…" Naoko's glasses flashed dangerously, "I heard our little dense friend has been giving advice out…"
Everyone smirked as Sakura sweated under the pressure, no one was supposed to know that she was 'Cherryli' the popular advice columnist. She turned away and tried to look innocent, "I don't know what you're talking about, Nao. I am an editor in the newsroom, but advice columnist? I don't think so. "
Tomoyo giggled, "Sakura will never admit it! I swear I saw a few hints that it was her. You know, the examples of what her friends have gone through and how they pulled through them…they all seem familiar to us, right guys?"
Sakura nervously giggled and turned away from them, spotting Meiling on the way.
"Meiling-chan!!!!" Sakura gasped, "You're here!"
The amber eyed man next to Meiling went unnoticed as he watched an emerald eyed beauty put a hand over her mouth. He wondered vaguely as he analyzed who she was, but he had no recognition whatsoever.
Her hair was in a bun held with chopsticks, her figure somewhat merry. Yet she looked as if she were sad in a way.
Meiling jumped up in joy and swept the girl up in a tight knit hug, looking at her from head to toe.
"Sakura-chan…or shall I say, "Cherrili"! You look different!"
Syaoran's eyes widened, 'That's Sakura? She doesn't look as how I remembered her…She's beautiful…'
He stared at her for a few moments, until someone poked him in the back.
"So my dear descendant…the tables have turned." Eriol's glasses flashed dangerously as he looked intently into Syaoran's eyes, "You teased me about Tomoyo at prom…now I'll do the same here…So you know what you left behind, huh? The flower has blossomed, and to a beautiful one at that."
Syaoran glanced at her from Eriol's shoulder, "I didn't know she'd be here."
"Well now you do. You don't know how heartbroken she was when you were gone. No one actually does. We just know that she stopped feeling most emotions since that day. I'm still worried about her."
A squeal collided with Eriol's back, interrupting anything else he had to say.
"Eriol-kun! I haven't seen you in ages!"
Eriol turned around and chuckled, seeing Sakura, "I just saw you yesterday!"
Sakura smiled and nudged and winked at him, "So…when are you proposing?"
"Obviously not now." He rubbed his stomach, tenderly.
Her emerald eyes twinkled, "I know that! But I want to know so I can tape it! I know she'd love to replay it…over and over and over and over again!!!"
Eriol shifted uncomfortably, "Now you're making me nervous."
Sakura looked behind him and spotted Syaoran, but she gave a look of no recognition, "Hoe?"
"What?" Eriol looked behind his back to see a frozen Syaoran who squeaked.
"Oh hi…what's your name? I don't think I've ever seen you in our school." Sakura put a finger to her head and scratched her head, "Who is this, Eriol-kun?"
Syaoran fell and so did Eriol, she didn't remember him after all.
Sakura stared at him, clueless. He had such a nice muscular build, intense amber eyes, riotous chocolate brown hair. She bit her lip just thinking about how he looked beneath that shirt. Catching herself from fantasizing, Sakura shook her head and regained her composure.
She smiled faintly and blushed.
Eriol looked around and stuttered, "Well Sakura-chan that person is—is…uh…he is…"
Syaoran couldn't take it anymore, he stood up straight and cleared his throat, "It's me, Li Syaoran."
Sakura's smiled faded immediately as Tomoyo came up, her eyes gleaming menacingly.
"So you're back, eh? Not saying goodbye to your old friends way back 5 years ago?!?!" Eriol shushed Tomoyo, soothing her with kisses on her temple.
When her anger was in control, everyone noticed that Sakura had disappeared.
It had been three hours since the reunion that Sakura had gone missing. They felt that she had left the school than stay behind.
Tomoyo checked the Kinomoto house and found it empty, announcing that Sakura's room had been searched.
Suddenly her cell phone rang.
"Moshi Moshi, Daidouji-san desu. Sakura-chan? Where are you? Okay sweetie, I'll be there in a few minutes. Hold on. Okay. Bye."
Syaoran ruffled his hair and sighed, "I'm sorry. I didn't mean for this to happen. I only came to go to Hingaku's reunion. I guess I got more than what I expected."
Tomoyo stood and shook his hand, "It's alright, Li-kun. I understand what happened. No need to apologize to me."
After the confrontation, Syaoran had filled them in on what he'd been up to for the past years wince he left in such a hurry only leaving out the horrible events that happened.
Syaoran stopped Tomoyo on the way to the door.
Tomoyo sighed, "I can't answer that. When she's ready, she'll face you again…hopefully."
Syaoran quirked an eyebrow, "Hopefully? What does she mean by that?"
The group stayed quiet until Eriol spoke up.
"I guess I can tell you…well you see…Sakura's been holding back a lot. She's not…let's just say…she's not the same as she used to be. She was outgoing, always social, and open-minded. But now she's reserved and doesn't make as much friends as she used to. She lost all heart for it."
Syaoran looked down knowing that he caused her pain. He was the one she relied some of her feelings to and open up, making her trust him even more. He wished he could take back his actions, not only out of guilt, but for the chance to regain the relationship they both had to each other.
Tomoyo shook her head sadly, "Sakura-chan…how many glasses of Sake (rice wine) did you drink?"
She looked from the bottle on the bed stand to the cup in Sakura's grip. She hated seeing Sakura like this for the first time in a while. The last time she was like this was when she hit her 21st birthday.
"I had like –hiccup- like –hiccup- two glasses of it!" Sakura giggled drunk.
Tomoyo rolled her eyes. Sakura couldn't even handle her liquor. One glass and she was off her rocker.
Sakura grabbed the bottle and took a big swig from it, while Tomoyo tried to pry it away from her lips.
"I think you've had enough."
Sakura dropped the bottle and snuggled up to her pillow, "He came back," she laughed sarcastically, "the 'friend' who abandoned me…came back."
Tomoyo patted Sakura on the back and nodded, "Yeah he did," and muttered, "If I didn't know any better…you were drinking out of being heartbroken that's more like it…"
Sakura lazily moved her head, "What did you –hic- say Tomoyo?"
"Nothing…so if I left, this is what you would do instead of writing me emails?" Tomoyo suggested, trying to lighten the mood.
Sakura nodded and hiccupped, "I would be lonely forever and –hic- go like this," she gestured holding on to Tomoyo, "Please don't leave me! I can't stand living without yo-ooo—uuu –hic-"
She nodded off and fell into a deep sleep.
Tomoyo smoothed Sakura's hair and combed it, "Oh Sakura…if only you knew what happened."
The Next Day
She was to work and they had a new boss.
"Goodness, this is not going to make a good first impression!" She rushed put the door with a bagel in her mouth and grabbed her suitcase.
Fujitaka shook his head and laughed, "Ah! Like the old days!"
Sakura rushed through traffic and made it to her job in record time.
She greeted her co-workers quickly and ran to the stairs, instead of the elevator since it was packed.
When she reached her destination, she tripped over the door to fall. But after a few seconds, she didn't feel the hard impact of the ground.
Instead she heard a voice, "My aren't we clumsy?"
Sakura's heart stopped, as a flashback emerged in her memory.
She backed away, smiling, "Well if you're not going to admit it, I'll just find another person to talk to all night," but when she was not even a foot away from him, a boy accidentally pushed Sakura, only to have her fall into Syaoran's arms.
She slowly looked up to see concerned eyes burning into her emerald ones and blushed furiously in embarrassment.
Syaoran pulled Sakura back upright and immediately his concerned demeanor turned into a sneaky smirk as he stuck his tongue out at her teasingly.
"My, aren't we clumsy?"
Sakura slapped Syaoran on the arm playfully, "Shut up."
"Make me." He tilted his head slightly and chuckled.
She looked shyly at his lips for a millisecond and searched his eyes intently, "Maybe I will…"
Sakura shook her head, dismissing the memory.
"Arigatou." She quietly slipped away from the man without looking at him, but he pulled her.
"That's not the way to say 'Thank you' to someone. You have to look them in the eye. Especially when they're going to be the new manager in this building."
Sakura breathed, afraid that the person she was about to look at was the one and only Syaoran Li. She slowly looked up to see the person she dreaded.
He said her name as if it were caught in the wind. His eyes searching her features, as he hadn't notice her before.
Syaoran let go of her arm and watched as she straightened up.
"Well, Li, um…see you around." Sakura made for a fast walk until she made it to her office.
She closed the door behind her and sighed.
"You can't get away that easily, Kinomoto."
Sakura looked up with bated breath and looked up to see Syaoran.
"How'd you get here so fast?"
Syaoran leaned against the wall and folded his arms together, "That's for me to know and you to never find out."
Sakura kept quiet and walked to her desk. She took a handkerchief and wiped her brow, "How'd you know where I work?"
"I don't. I just happened to work here."
Sakura kept her gaze averted from his and tried to clean her desk.
"Okay then, it's good to see you again. But I'm a busy woman. See you around." Sakura waited for him to leave but he never did, she looked up to come in contact with his stomach.
"What do you want from me?" Her brow creased, her heart beating out of control.
Syaoran lifted her chin to look up at him but her eyes looked another way, "Look at me."
He growled, "I'm warning you."
But still Sakura didn't respond to his plea when finally he captured her lips in a coaxing kiss, she yielded for a few seconds until she let go, persuaded by her blinding passion.
Her hands went around his neck as she responded to his fervent kisses.
When he let go, she was breathless.
He soothed her trembling lips with his and whispered, "See? It's not nice to not listen to a warning."
Sakura pushed him away from him, her eyes slightly unfocused, her mind confused.
All these years, she only thought of him as a friend who abandoned her, nothing more, but now…she just didn't know.
She managed to gasp out, "What the hell, Li? What was that for? You leave for five years, no contact whatsoever. Not even an email and you think it's alright just to waltz into my office and seduce me?"
Syaoran blushed heavily and stuttered, "I-I…I wanted to tell you…but I was afraid that…you…I—that I was…"
Sakura listened impatiently, "That you were what?"
Syaoran took a deep breath and looked away from her eyes, ashamed that she would laugh in his face.
"I was afraid you would reject me."
Still, Sakura's eyes were blank with no understanding and shock, "Why would I reject you?"
He was silent, still deciding on whether if he should confess or run like a sissy. He still had fear coursing through him but the memories of the kiss strengthen him.
"I was afraid that you'd reject me because back then I was…" Syaoran stopped mid sentence.
"You were what, Syaoran?" Sakura took his hand, encouraging him to explain his absence in her life.
He looked into her eyes and gulped.
"I was in love with you, Sakura-chan." He hung his head in shame, waiting for her to laugh in his face, call him a coward and none came.
He waited but she never answered him. Then he looked up to see her teary eyed.
"Why didn't you tell me sooner?" Sakura's tears spilled profusely to the waxed floor, "Why did you leave me in the dark?!?!"
Syaoran lifted her chin to face him and responded, "I couldn't face you. You said that you would never think of me more than we were and I did the same for your sake. I knew you wouldn't look at me like the way I did with you."
Sakura hugged him tight, "You never asked."
Syaoran rubbed her back, "Besides, I had to leave for school and with that much pressure on me. I couldn't bear to say goodbye. I didn't know how long I would be in Hong Kong. So I had to go for the sake of my family and future. I'm sorry for not letting you be a part of my life, I'm sorry I didn't stay long enough to explain. I was afraid that if you rejected me…our friendship would end right then and there."
He took a deep breath and continued, "But even so, I still lost you and I regretted that. Do you forgive me?"
"I don't know…"
Syaoran smiled grimly and let her go.
"I've got to go. I hope we can rebuild our friendship again…someday." Syaoran walked to her office door, he turned once more and smiled.
"I just wanted to thank you."
Sakura's eyes widened.
"Thank you for giving me that one night of happiness, away from the stress and the world."
Sakura opened her mouth to speak, but nothing came out.
"It was the One Night, I've Never Forgotten."
She stood dead shocked, thinking frantically, trying to sort out her feelings.
Syaoran walked through her door, only to be pulled back and pressed against the wall of Sakura's office.
She stared into his eyes, making her decision right then and there.
"I don't know how I feel…but…I know that prom was the best experience in my life because you were there. I haven't forgotten that evening either." Sakura dug into her black jacket and took out the corsage he gave her so long ago.
She smiled as he recognized it as he touched her cheek softly.
With that, he swooped down with a kiss, making her melt into his arms, knowing nothing about the future that was held for them…only knowing that they had to thank Meiling in the end.
I may be working on an Inuyasha fic, I'm drifting away from CCS!!!!…LOL I'm joking…just watch out for the Inuyasha fic…coming soon to an author alert near you!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! LOL!
Anywayz, thank you for reviewing and supporting this fic!!!!!
Serenity's Blaim- Sorry for the late update! I'm glad you liked the last chapter! Thnk you for reviewing!
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