This is a remake of my fan fiction "Shipwrecked!" The original version of this fanfic got erased due to a virus, but I decided to try and rewrite the story again so I could publish it here at ffnet. I hated how the prologue was written before, so I decided to revise it. Enjoy, my dear readers! :-D Sorry, I accidentally updated with a new chapter when I was supposed to replace the old chapter. Gosh. Formatting is such a pain, I tell you!
Disclaimer: I do not own Card Captor Sakura. CLAMP does. With that said, please go on and enjoy reading this short narrative! =D Don't knock it 'til you read the whole thing, okay?
Numerous clouds covered the warm sunlight, shielding the passengers of Shuppatsu Umi from the heat. The humid ocean breeze felt cool, which was a nice contrast to the tepid temperature.
It was a perfect day for a cruise. Nothing could possibly go wrong. At least, that's what they thought...
Sakura leaned on the railing of the ship. Sighing contentedly, the auburn haired girl stretched her arms, then brought them back down again to rest on the cold steel. She closed her eyes and enjoyed the summer wind blowing against her face. "I'm having such a great time, Tomoyo-chan!"
Tomoyo smiled, looking at Sakura through the lens of her camcorder. "I'm really glad you came with me, Sakura-chan."
Sakura beamed at her. "Thank you for inviting me! I sure hope your mother doesn't mind me and my family tagging along."
Tomoyo shook her head. "Iie. It was actually very important to my mother that you came along with us."
/ Flashback sequence /
Tomoyo: A cruise?
Sonomi: Yes. Do make sure Sakura-chan would come along! I'm pretty sure she'd love it! XD
Tomoyo: (daydreaming of videotaping Sakura while on the cruise) XD
Sonomi: Even if that man (referring to Fujitaka) would have to come along! ::nerve pop:: He could come only because it would make my Sakura-chan happy!
Tomoyo: (sweatdrops) H-hai!
/ End of flashback /
"Besides all that, we did have six tickets so..."
Sakura gave her best friend a grateful smile.
Tomoyo smiled back, her eyes sparkling like diamonds. "You are sooo cute, Sakura-chan!" she mused. The raven haired girl held up her camcorder and focused it on Sakura.
Sakura sweat dropped.
"Also, the sundress I made for you is just perfect!"
Sakura looked down at her outfit. She was wearing a pink sundress that extended up to her knee. Its collar looked like that of a sailor's, and it also came with a cute modified sailor's hat.
"It's really kawaii, Tomoyo-chan. Arigatou!"
Meanwhile, Touya and Yukito were having their own conversation. They were sitting in the corner table of the ship's main restaurant. The cruise was inclusive of a lunch buffet, and of course Yukito was never one to miss an opportunity to eat free food, or any kind of food for that matter.
"It was really nice of Tomoyo's mother to invite us." Yukito said, swallowing his ham sandwich.
Touya stared at his own food, bored. " Yeah... "
Yukito looked up, then pointed at Touya's food. "Are you going to eat that? If you don't want it..."
"Huh? Oh... Nah... It's yours."
Yukito grinned and placed Touya's sandwich on his own plate. "Thanks!"
Touya shuddered. Someone with a strong presence had just entered the restaurant. The aura did not feel pleasant to him at all. He turned around just in time to see an awfully familiar face. "What in the...?"
"Mou, Syaoran! I want to go to the deck!" Meiling whined.
They had just entered the ship's main restaurant when his cousin suddenly decided to throw tantrums at him. Syaoran groaned but gave in anyway. "Fine. But let's get something to eat first..."
His voice trailed off when he felt a cold stab at his back. Syaoran turned around and saw...
"YOU?" Both Touya and Syaoran yelled at the same time. Uh-oh. Seems like a glaring contest is in order.
Feeling a bit hungry, Sakura and Tomoyo decided to go below deck to get something to eat, but when they got there...
Yukito simply smiled at her. "Hello, Sakura-san." Behind him were Touya and Syaoran glaring at each other. You could practically see the bolts of electricity shooting from the testosterone showdown.
"Hey! It's you!" Meiling exclaimed, pointing rudely at the auburn haired girl.
"M-Meiling-chan!" Sakura stammered.
"What are you doing here?" Tomoyo asked politely.
"Why... having an exotic cruise with my Syaoran!" Meiling answered proudly. She turned to Syaoran and smiled cutely at him. "Ne?"
The chestnut haired boy ignored her, too busy giving the older man death glares.
Meiling puffed her cheeks, arms crossed. "Hmp!"
All of a sudden, the ship jerked wildly causing all the glasses to tip over and the plates to slip off the table. Alarmed cries and shouts erupted among the passengers.
"What's going on?"
Syaoran hurried up onto the deck and saw the problem. A storm had raged outside and the crew members were desperately trying to keep the ship intact.
Sakura had followed him to the deck. She stood there, unaware that a broken steel pole was falling straight towards her. Syaoran was just in time to get her out of the way.
Shocked, Sakura rushed to Syaoran's side. "Li-kun!"
Syaoran squinted his eyes in pain. "D-Don't worry. I'm alright..."
Sakura's eyes welled up in tears. "What are you saying? You're bleeding!" She immediately ripped off the collar of her dress and desperately tried to stop the bleeding. Fresh blood soaked the fabric as soon as it touched his injured leg, making Sakura panic even more.
Syaoran struggled to get up. "I said don't worry about it." the chestnut haired boy said impatiently. As soon as he got up, he stumbled back down.
"Li-kun!" Sakura cried, gripping his upper arm tighter to help support him. A slight blush formed on his cheeks.
Tomoyo looked at Syaoran's leg, concerned at his condition. "If you stand up, the wound might open and bleed profusely again... It's still bleeding as it is, Li-kun..."
Meiling placed herself next to Syaoran and tried to gently push him to lie down. "Please, you're wounded. Don't stand up yet," she pleaded.
Sakura watched helplessly as Meiling tried to take care of Syaoran's wounded leg.
At this point, Touya and Yukito had already joined the crew to help keep the ship intact. The captain did not refuse their offer to help and readily gave them instructions. After a while, Fujitaka and Sonomi arrived at the scene to check on their children.
Sonomi took Tomoyo and held her by the shoulders. She questioned her daughter, anxiousness rising in her voice. "Are you alright, sweetheart?"
"I'm fine, but Li-kun..."
Sakura looked up at her father, her eyes puffy from crying. "Please help him. He saved me from..."
Fujitaka gave his daughter a reassuring smile. "Shhh... Now, let's get his wound bandaged." He proceeded in gently wrapping Syaoran's leg.
Meiling sobbed. "I-Is he going to be alright?"
Fujitaka smiled kindly at her. "He's going to be fine."
The ship rocked back and forth, the winds blowing harshly at the sails that were now ripped badly from the force. The thunder roared, and lightning now bolted from the sky.
"I-I'm scared!" Sakura cried, clutching her father's shirt. Fujitaka took his frightened daughter in a steady embrace, stroking her auburn locks to calm her. "Everything is going to be okay..." he whispered.
Shuddering creaks sounded faintly as the caulking of the ship was about to give in.
"Keep 'er steady, men!" shouted the captain.
Tomoyo and her mother instinctively reached out to grasp the railing. Frightened, Meiling held onto Syaoran firmly, keeping him from moving around.
It was dangerous out there on the deck, and foolish as it may seem, they had no choice but to stay where they were. Sea water had seeped through from below and flooded the cabin, making the rest of the passengers rush up to the deck as well.
The waves were now getting more and more violent until finally, the ship fell apart and sunk along with its innocent passengers. There was nothing more they could do.
They were now at the mercy of the sea.
TBC. . .