I lift my head up at the sounds of the school's chimes. People start getting up around me and leave the room. School must be over already. I lay my head back down to finish my nap, but a thump on my causes me to look up.
"Syaoran-kun, school is over. Go home to sleep." Sakura smiled down at me and I blink.
Suddenly it clicked. That's right, when the bell rings, I go home. I get out of my chair and shake my head. "Gomen, Sakura-chan. My mind is still hazed from all the rhombuses and two-point proofs of why parallel quadroaterals are congruent with vertical angels..."
Sakura sighed. "You don't get math either, do you?"
My Soul For You
Syaoran hummed lightly to himself as he opened his mailbox outside the door to his apartment. He walked into his 'house' and walked over to his table, rooting through the mail and chunking most of the junk mail and setting the rest on his table. Plopping down he opened the first one and read it to himself.
We are proud to announce to you that now that your sixteen we will offer you a FREE Credit Card that only has a five hundred dollar limit! We rea--'
Syaoran chunked the letter in the garbage and went to the next one.
Yo dude! What's happening? Haven't heard from you lately so I'd just thought to drop a line! Well, that's all I really wanted to say, go online sometime so we can talk again.
Syaoran chuckled and set it to the side. Ken always was spontaneous like that, He'd have to write him back. The next letter he saw made him smile even more. It was from home. Wasting no time he ripped the envelop open and read. it.
You have stayed in Japan for to long. You are hear-by ordered to return home immediately.
-The Li clan council.'
Syaoran dropped the letter and stared at the window across from him for several minuets before blinking and reaching for the letter with shaking hands. After reading it again, and a third time he reached up to rest his head in his hands. 'Leave....?' His mind could barely comprehend the word now, as if he never heard it to begin with.' I...can't leave.....I have to much to do here....The cards...My school...My friends....Sakura............I can't leave Sakura...not until I tell her how I feel.....Wait a minuet!' His head jerked up and he ran for his phone. ' I'll just call Dad, he'll understand!'
The phone rang three times before someone picked it up. "This is Roger speaking, how may I help you?"
"This is Syaoran Li, I need to speak to my father."
"R-Right away, Syaoran!"
Syaoran smiled to himself. He loved being respected. A few moments later his father's voice came online. "Syaoran?"
"Dad, how are you?" He asked happily. "Its been a while."
"Five years is more than a while, what do you need? Did you get my letter?"
Syaoran put his hand behind his head. "Yeah, well, its just that. I can't leave just yet."
"And just why not!?" His father demanded, sounding more than a little angry.
"Well..." Syaoran thought fast. Telling him a girl was keeping him here wouldn't be a good idea right now. Obviously he wasn't in one of his better moods....then again his father never was in a good mood. "I don't have the cards yet..."
"The Clow cards have long since been taken by the Card Mistress, as you should of reported!"
Syaoran gulped. He didn't know just how he got that information, and he wasn't about to ask. "Yeah, well..."
"Syaoran you are to return home and continue your training for leader of the clan this instant!"
"Don't you dare disobey me, boy!"
Syaoran then did the stupidest thing anyone can do. He yelled. "No! Don't you dare to try and control my life! I like it here! I'm _staying_!"
"No your not!"
"Syaoran? SYAORAN!" The dial tone answered his voice.
Syaoran's father slammed the phone down, scaring some servants. "Get me my finest tracker..." He said, calm despite the look on his face. "And get my stupid son here before the week is over.... NOW!" Several servants ran form the room to get someone.
Syaoran looked at the phone for a while before thinking again. 'Okay....that didn't go over so well...' He took a breath. 'Just let him calm down....call back... explain a little more calmly..' The sound of his father's voice came back to him. ' Hell, what do I care? I have a life here... All I had in Hong Kong was training....working, studying magic, training, more studying, fighting...' He looked down sadly at his feet. "I didn't have a childhood until I came here...." His face looked ready to cry. "But now..." He brightened slightly. "I have a life...I have friends... I have someone who I love. And if luck turns out all right, she'll love me to." He smiled. Sometimes talking to himself didn't bother him as much as it used to.
~*a few days later*~
"Syaoran-kun, you seen distracted...."Sakura informed him as they skated to school.
Syaoran nodded briefly before using his foot to make his skateboard go faster and keep up with her roller blades. "I got a letter from home."
"Oh? How is everyone?"Syaoran's frown told her to drop the subject. "So anyway, remember that were going on a field trip today?"
"How could I forget?" He answered, grinning now. " To the Ice Rink. Its been really hot lately so the teacher talked the principle into giving us a treat, right?"
"That about sums it up, yeah." She smiled at him. "Their having a pair figure skating competition there to."
"Un, I heard." He kept his face looking forward.
"...Tomoyo said she didn't want to enter."
"Really? That's to bad."
"......." Sakura's voice got a little angrier. "I'm really depressed I can't be in it now."
"Ah, I feel sorry for you."
Sakura snapped. "You idiot! I'm trying to get the point across that I want you to skate with me!"
Syaoran rubbed his ear and stopped, wincing at the sudden headache. "You could of just asked, you know?"
"Well I was trying to get you to ask me."
Syaoran blinked. "Why?"
"Be-cause!" Sakura answered. "Your the guy." She pointed to him. "Your supposed to ask the girl, that's me,"She pointed to herself. "About stuff like that."
Syaoran blinked again. "Oh.....Sakura would you like to enter the figure skating pair thingy with me today?"
Sakura smiled brightly clasping her hands together in front of her. "I'd love to."
They skated a little while longer. "Sakura...What is figure skating anyway?"
Sakura face faulted.
"Na-niii!?" Syaoran almost yelled when they walked in the school. "There's no way I'm gonna do that! I thought it was just skating in pairs or something!"
"You promised!" Sakura whined, holding his arm and giving him the puppy-dog eyes.
"I don't recall promising you that!" Syaoran retorted, but physically jerked his head when he saw that face. "Oh no, I'm not falling for that this time! Just forget it! There's no way in hell I'm going to dress up in spandex just to skate and make a fool out of myself!"
"Please?" Tears came into her eyes.
"Pretty please?" She grabbed his arm wither her other hand.
"Pretty pretty please?" A tear ran down her face and she sniffed.
"All right!" Sakura jumped happily and clapped her hands together.
Syaoran, in the meantime, just looked at his shoe locker. "Geeze I'm pathetic."
"Geeze your pathetic." Eriol informed Syaoran as he walked into class. " You let her talk you into skating with her?"
"Shut up." He retorted. "How did you find out anyway?" He pulled his chair out and flopped down into it.
"I can read your mind."
"Don't even start on that!" Syaoran said, just above normal talking tone. "I have more magic than you right now, and you know it."
"Say that a little louder?" Eriol asked, mortioning with his eyes
Syaoran looked at the people staring at him. "I read that line last night in a novel."
A couple of "oh"'s came from some students and they turned back to whatever they were doing.
"No, really, I heard Sakura talking about it." Eriol sat on the desk next to him and pushed up his glasses. "That's the first thing she said today when she walked in."
"Hm." Syaoran frowned. Suddenly something didn't feel right. He took a quick glance out the window and could of sworn he saw a shadow move.
"You feel it to?"
Syaoran nodded. "Its like I'm being watched."
"Hn. Be careful."
Syaoran looked up at him. "Coming from you, I'll be sure to watch my back."
Eriol smiled wryly. "So I get the feeling I'm not liked?"
Syaoran smirked. "Maybe." Both smiled at each other. "After about five years of putting up with you I'm sure you became a friend somewhere along the way."
"Your kind words honor me." He faked a dramatic bow.
"Oh just shut up!"
"Please sit two to a seat." Their teacher told them as they boarded the busses. "Sit wherever you want."
"Haaaiiii." Came her response and the kids flooded onto the bus. Eriol sat down next to Tomoyo and smiled sweetly at her. " Do you mind?"
"Not at all." She replied before kissing his cheek. "Just be sure to behave yourself."
Eriol looked hurt. "Oh, I'm a bother? I'll just leave then." He got up to go, but she pulled him back down.
Sakura looked around for Syaoran. He had been at the end of the line. Probably talking to Takashi or something. When his face came into view she smiled at him and motioned for him to join her. He shrugged and made his way back to where she was and sat down, sighing and stretching out.
"Great, a long trip next to the hyper one herself." He smiled sideways at Sakura, who grinned and punched his arm playfully.
"I think you'll live."
"Not if you don't stop hitting me." Sakura punched him again and Eriol popped up from behind them.
"Now, now Sakura-san. Please stop hitting on Syaoran in such a public place."
Several 'ooooooo's were heard and the couple slunk down in their seats, both blushing deep red. It stayed like this until Syaoran felt a presence again. Quickly he looked around, but couldn't find anything, yet it still felt as if someone was watching him.
"Syaoran-kun?" Sakura asked, worried now. "You okay?" The boy looked around slowly once more before sitting down fully in his seat.The bus started forward. "What is it?"
"I feel as if someone is watching me...." He looked at her.
"Something evil?" She asked quietly in his ear.
"No.... I mean..." He looked into her eyes. "I feel an ill intent, but not an evil being... know what I mean?"
"I..think so..... Like someone wanting to hurt you, but not like a Clow card kind of feeling?"
"Something like that." The bus started to move and Syaoran rested back into his seat. "Sakura... Would you miss me if I went back to Hong Kong?"
"Wha?" She took his arm in her hand. "Your not leaving are you?"
He sighed. "I got a letter from my clan..." Syaoran searched for the right words. "They aren't happy that I didn't come back after the Clow cards disappeared. I guess letting you become the mistress of the cards wasn't really a plus on my side either.... Well, after the whole incident with Eriol and such, you know I decided to stay..." Sakura nodded and he went on. "Well, I didn't call or write home after that. I just forgot to...." He looked at Sakura and turned quickly away, blushing. "I couldn't tell them why I was staying. Now they want me back. I called my father, but we got in an argument...."
"Oh...Why didn't you tell me sooner? Maybe I could of helped you or something....?" She looked at him and turned his head to look at her. "You know I'll always be here with you." She felt herself staring into his dark eyes, but a sudden bump made Sakura's hand fall from his arm and, conveniently, onto his hand. A second passed before each blushed, but neither made a move to recall their hands.
"So..uh....How far away is the ice rink?" Syaoran asked, trying to break the tension. He was glad her hand was on top because his palms were beginning to sweat.
"Its... a few hours away. Were going to a different one because that's were the competition is..."
Another awkward moment and Sakura shifted her hand lightly so her fingers would be between his. Neither looked at each other, afraid that they may see the blush on each other's faces. After a few moments Syaoran decided to press his luck and completely took her hand into his. A startled, soft gasp came from Sakura and she turned to look at him. He was starinng into his lap, redder than his usual blush.
"Your blushing." She informed him, unconcesly going back into her teasing mode.
"Shut up." He replied, feeling his ears go red as well.
She poked his cheek playfully and he turned away."Your so cute."
Like It? Hate it? Tell me! Next part will be posted tomarow if I get enough reviews to convince me you people want me to continue. If this story affected any of your emotions please review.As always I adsept story ideas, so if you have one send it my way.
Here is a Teaser for part 2:
Syaoran looked down at the red and black uniform he was wearing. A green and gold dragon desighn was sewn into it. The dragon head was on his chest and its body trailed around him and went along the right sleave. Sakura's shirt continued the dragon from her left sleeve and ended on her chest. Both wore black pants and white skates with golden blades.
"I can't beleive I'm doing this."
Sakura smiled at him. "If your good, you'll get an extra treat to warm you up afterwards..." She smiled sugestivly up at him.
"Ooohhh..." Syaoran faked great surprise. "How is the ever so sexy Sakura going to do that."
"I'd tell you, but I need your mind fully functioning before we go out there....and besides, I don't like blood."
"Hey! What's that suposed to mean!?"