As the crowd dissipated,Syaoran collapsed on the ground,exhausted.Being a mascot is surely harder than facing Yue!
Suddenly Sakura kneeled beside him."Hello Easter Bunny!"
Blushing inside the costume,he inched away from her.
Sakura noticed it."Don't worry!I won't cry like those other kids did.I just wanted to know why you pushed that kind guy that helped you up awhile ago."
Kind?Is she talking about Eriol the Menace?But still,he bowed down in apology.
"Hey,it's OK."Sakura laughed."But Easter Bunny,it's my birthday today.I certainly hope you won't turn my request down."
The mascot nodded solemnly.
"Please tell my friend Li and my brother to come to my party later,OK?"
He nodded.He was about to tell her the real identity of Easter Bunny when screams filled the whole park.A giant walking clown was attacking the people!
Sakura and the Easter Bunny stood up in attention.Kero-chan suddenly appeared from the girl's bag."I feel a powerful force!"it cried.It then noticed the bunny."Hey,your smell is kinda familiar..have we met somewhere?In a candy store maybe?"
The rabbit vigorously shook its head.
Sakura turned to the mascot."Find a good place to hide,hurry!"She dashed away.
Li clenched his fists.Since he can't fight as Li Syaoran,descendant of Clow,he shall fight as Li Syaoran,the easter Bunny.He hurried after Sakura.
"Fly Card!"Sakura flew up to try to gain advantage over the enemy.Suddenly the clown threw hundreds of ball at her.One hit her at the right leg.She landed back on the ground.
"Windy Card!"But the clown avoided it easily.It,again.threw balls at her,but she protected herself with the Shield card.
"You're not going to defeat that if you just keep on dodging its attacks!"said Kero-chan.
Suddenly,flaming torches appeared and targetted Sakura.
"Sakura,look out!"cried the flying lion.
To their surprise,the easter bunny jumped in front of the girl and blocked the attack with his sword.
"H-Hey,I know that sword.."whispered Sakura.
"Look,Easter bunny got a sword!"yelled one kid with curly hair.
"Cool!"the toddlers echoed in unison.
"Use your Firey Card and burn the costume,quick!"ordered the mascot.
Though confused,Sakura did as told.She then defeated the creature,but it took away her energy so she fainted.The mascot quickly caught her in his arms."Sakura,Sakura,wake up!"Syaoran whispered.
"Look!Easter Bunny saved the girl!"one child shouted.
"Hey,Easter Bunny's a hero!"a girl shouted.
The children cheered for theit hero as Kero fell down the ground,laughing its heart out.
"Here's your paycheck plus your bonus for saving our customer."said Mr.Takamoto graciously.
Li nodded happily.He was just about to get the money from his boss' hands when the man pulled it away."But I must deduct from your salary the equivalent amount you ruined in my park,not to mention those poor kids you freaked out."He started jotting down on his pad.Seconds later,he showed the boy his computation."As you can see,you are left with only one yen."He gave him a bill."Thank you for working in our company!"
Li wanted to faint.
"Hey you!"Touya called out.
Syaoran turned around."What do you want?"
Touya threw him a piece of paper."Take this."
"But it's your paycheck!"Syaoran said.
"Use it to buy my sister a gift.Just make sure it's a good one."Sakura's brother told him.
"Stop looking at me all starry-eyed,Brat,or I'll beat you up!"Touya warned before riding away in his bicycle.
"Sakura,someone sent you a late gift!"Tomoyo announced as she gave her friend a small,boxed gift.
Sakura eagerly opened it and saw a delicate gold chain with dangling stars,moons and suns as a design.She carefully brought it out and fitted it on her wrist."I-It's beautiful!But who sent me this?"
"Well,he's standing right outside your gate now."said Tomoyo.
Syaoran saw Tomoyo give his gift to Sakura.After seeing her happy face,he decided to leave."For once,I had to thank Touya."he thought.
Suddenly,Sakura went out of the house."Li!"
He turned around."H-Hi."he stammered.
"Thank you for the wonderful gift."
He blushed."I'm happy you liked it."
"Why didn't you give it to me personally?"Sakura wanted to know.
Syaoran looked away."I thought you don't want to see me anymore after what happened in the park."
She laughed."Well I certainly should be mad at you for not telling me you got yourself a job,but I think you have a perfectly good reason for doing that.Why did you work anyway?"
"W-Well..my allowance isn't enough to buy you a decent gift."he admitted shyly.
Sakura looked at him for a minute silently,her eyes shining happily.She then hugged the boy."Thank you,Li!You are such a good friend to me!"
His heart pounded."S-Sakura.."
"You sought for a job just for me.That is so sweet!Thank you!"She bowed in gratitude after she released him.
He smiled."No problem.""But next year,I think I'd rather save my allowance in advance next year."
"Easter Bunny,my hero!"someone cried melodramatically from behind.Both turned around and saw Kero-chan doubling over with laughter."Wuhuhuhu-wahahahaha!I'm an Easter bunny,sweet and very cuddly!Li Syaoran is a bunny!"it chanted.
Li's face flamed."Come back here,you stuffed toy!We're going on a trip to the friendly taxidermist!"