|A New Life
Author: Hikariofmylife PM
Sakura, a country girl moves to the city to find a job to support her orphanage in her hometown. She gets employed by a celebrity, but, both have vowed to not fall in love. In Sakura's footsteps, chaos follows. Will they both ever get to be happy or will they have to let each other go?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Sakura K. & Syaoran L. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,687 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 09-03-12 - Published: 01-29-12 - id: 7788003
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'Hmmm…. I wonder what Mom and Dad will say when they come back home. I hope they don't make a big deal out of it. All the maids were shocked.'
"God this girl is light. I hope she doesn't turn out to be one of my fan girls, that would be so annoying." I carried her all the way to my house and opened the door, careful to not make so much noise because Fuutie was sleeping and I didn't want her to make a fuss. I walked in and quietly shut the door when I turned around I see shocked faces of the maids. I give them a blank look and without a word walk up the stairs. I pause at the top and turn my head slightly and say "My parents are not to be told of this. I will take care of it, understand?" I see them all nod their heads obediently and then I turn around and walk towards one of the guest rooms closest to my room.
I lay her down on the bed before tucking her in. I stare down at her for a good while before sighing and walking out of the room and shut the door behind me. Instead of going to my room I went to my study.
And here I am now sitting in my study wondering if I did the right thing. I mean I did the right thing saving her but was it right to bring her to my house. Oh well what's done is done, there is nothing that can be done now. I turn my head and look at the clock on my table, its nearly two in the morning. Taking a deep breath I get up and walk out of my study and going to my room to get some shut eye. I don't know how that girl is going to react so it is better if I am energized for that.
Laying in my bed I close my eyes and her face flashes through my head, 'she really is pretty.' Soon sleep engulfs me and for the first time I can remember I had a dream.
IN THE MORNING
The sun was hitting my face and my eyes fluttered open. I stretched my whole body and sighed. It felt good to do that, like it was my first time sleeping on a bed. I get up and…"! Oh my God, oh my God. Where am I? Did I get kidnapped? What am I going to dooooo?"
The door slammed open and I jumped up startled. I look up to see the guy I had seen the other day on the big screen in the streets. He was the one singing that song that had saved me. Up close he seemed even more Godly than on the screen. He looked as if he just woke up from deep slumber with his messy chestnut hair that feel in front of his warm and sleepy amber eyes. His cheeks were pink from slumber like a little baby. I couldn't help but smile at that, it was so cute.
"Why did you scream? You almost gave me a heart attack." His deep voice startled me, it was almost hard to understand what he was saying, but it wasn't intimidating in fact it was very comforting.
"Well…I…it's not my fault. Did you think I would be all fine and dandy waking up in some unknown place? I almost got a heart attack waking up in this room, I thought I got kidnapped or something." I took a deep breath after my rant. Jeez, did he honestly think I would be ok waking up in this….very….beautiful cherry blossom themed room. While I was admiring the room the man in front in front of me spoke again.
"Yea, I'm sorry. I guess I wasn't thinking. Uh…do you remember what happened to you last night?" he looked straight into my eyes and I couldn't help but be captivated. His question finally registered in my head so I tried remembering and that's when the events of last night came rushing back to me. I felt my cheeks flush deep red. "I..uh..I um..so you saved me?" it was more of a statement than a question. He just nodded his head.
"Uh well thank you. I am very grateful to you." I said softly and smiled gently at him. "No problem, I am sure anyone would have done the same." There was an awkward silence until I spoke again. "Um, do you sing? I saw you on the screen in one of the streets a couple of days ago and well your song really picked me up. It was beautiful. You really are an amazing singer."
He stared at me a while before walking over to the bed and sitting at the edge. "Thank you," he said. I wonder why he doesn't smile; I wish I could see it. He seemed a bit hesitant when he opened his mouth, like he wanted to ask me something but wasn't sure if he should. I gave him a gently smile urging him to ask. He eventually sighed and asked "why were you on the streets yesterday with a duffle bag?"
I hesitated at first but then I thought that he might as well know he did save me. "Well I am an orphan and our orphanage is in the country and um we don't have much money and we are in debt. Some people want to buy our orphanage and the amount is too much for us to gather, if we don't pay the money in two months then the orphanage will get taken away and all the children there won't have a place to go. We will all be on the streets. So I came to city hoping to find a job so I could save up some money to save the orphanage." I looked up at him and his eyes held sympathy but as soon as I saw it, it was gone. I wondered if it was imagination.
"How much do you need to pay?"
"Well including the debt it is…50,030,000 yen. Is this your house?" He raised his eyebrows in question. Well I don't blame him, it was a random question. "yes this is my house." I looked down. I felt kind of small compared to him. I also felt angered that this man has so much money and we don't have even have enough to feed all of us. But I couldn't blame him; where there are rich there are the poor. I could feel him staring at me intently but, I couldn't find it in myself to look up at him.
"I understand. I will pay for the said amount with extra so that they can take care of all the children properly." I looked up at him shocked. How could he be willing to pay so much money for someone he doesn't know? "But, in exchange you will work as my personal maid/secretary. You will do as I say and you will come with me everywhere. Do you accept?" I stared up at him in amazement. He is willing to pay for all that and all I have to do is be his maid. That seems like a dream come true I didn't think it would be that easy.
"I accept! Thank you so much. I can't believe this is happening, thank you!" I couldn't control my happiness so I lunged at him and gave him a tight hug. It wasn't until I felt him stiffen that I realized that I just made things awkward. I slowly released him and let out a nervous laugh. "Sorry when I get happy and excited it's hard for me to hold it in."
"Then you and my sister Futtie will get along just fine. She's energetic just like you. By the way have you gone to school?" I shook my head "No, none of us at the orphanage have gone to school. We can't afford it."
"Alright then I will take care of that at the orphanage. I will make sure all the children there get an education. Since you look about 17 I will get you a tutor, you can't go to elementary school at 17 it will be embarrassing." I didn't know whether to be grateful or angry at that statement but, I let it slide.
"Again thank you. You're doing all this for me and you don't even know me, I am very grateful." He just nodded his head as acknowledgment and got up to leave. I reached out and grabbed his sleeve, "Um I still don't know your name."
"My name is Li Syoaran."
"My name is Kinomoto Sakura, Li san."
"Don't call me Li san, it makes me sound old. Sayoran's fine." I gave him a huge smile, "then you can call me Sakura, Syoaran."
"Whatever" and with that he made his way out. He paused at the door, "Get ready and be down in fifteen minutes for breakfast." And then he was gone. I swear I saw a tinge of pink before but, I ignored it thinking that it might be my imagination.
I got out of bed and glanced at the door before making my way to the adjoining bathroom smiling. 'This will be a great new life.'