Diusclamier: No, I don't own the right of MKR or TRC, but I own the plot! And the idea… since it seems that everyone that makes crossovers with TRC makes them with CCS!
Tsubasa bunch point of view
They were floating. Floating in that strange abyss between dimensions, and Syaoran held her hand and nothing could make him let go of her hand, and he felt Mokona clinching with her little paws to his black sleeveless shirt, protected by his green cape... and then they weren't floating anymore and Syaoran felt hard ground under his boots.
He was getting the hold on this... now he didn't just fall flan on his face anymore. Which was good.
Sakura Hime was still holding his hand, but she was kneeled in the ground, still somewhat dizzy. Syaoran let go of Mokona and gave his other hand to Sakura Hime to help her rise, while he smiled warmly. Sakura Hime smiled back. Right then Fai and Kurogane reached this dimension and landed reside him. As always, while Fai landed graciously and standing, while Kurogane crunched and in alarm mode ready to fight.
Mokona bounced over to Fai and jumped in his arms. Fai laughed happily and received her. Kurogane stood and looked around.
"Where the hell are we now?" he asked sharply.
"I don't know." Syaoran said, also taking a quick glance around. "We seem to be in a forest open space."
"Cephiro!" Mokona suddenly jumped to Syaoran's head. The boy looked at her raising his eyes.
"Yes! Cephiro, yes!" Mokona insisted happily, and jumped to the ground.
"And where, exactly is, Cephiro?" asked Sakura Hime softly, letting go of Syaoran's hand to near the forest's front lines of trees and take a look.
"I can feel Cephiro is a place of magic and sorcery." Fai commented smiling. "I like it."
"Marvelous." Kurogane shrugged. "Magic usually means trouble."
"Oh, Kuro that's not always true!" Fai replied moving forward following Mokona that bounced around them almost hysterically, his long coat whispering against the grass. "Magic can be a great thing when you…"
"Speaks the one that doesn't have any!" Kurogane interrupted coldly.
"Why, says the swordsman with no sword!" Fai turned to him smiling and joining the long fingers of his elegant hands.
"Why, you little…!"
"I'm sorry to interrupt" Syaoran cut. "But I believe we should try and find a way out of this forest."
"Mokona knows out!" the white stuffed-like animal jumped, as full of joy as always.
"Well show it then!" Kurogane hissed.
"Yes!" Mokona started jumping towards one direction and everyone followed her.
Syaoran walked in front, while Sakura Hime followed him closely and Fai and his Kuro-rin closed the group.
As they were walking they heard a sudden explosion. Syaoran instinctively placed himself between the explosion and the Hime, but it wasn't necessary as it didn't reach them. Only a blow of hot air hit their faces. Mokona jumped to Syaoran's shoulder and hid her face in his hair.
"Cephiro still has monsters!" she said.
"Cephiro has monsters?" Syaoran asked moving his head to look at her. That caused her to loose grip and balance and Fai caught her in mid-fall.
The trees trembled and Syaoran assumed a more protective position in front of Sakura Hime, that placed her hand in his shoulder, a little scared.
Kurogane was alert and ready.
There was a long moment of silence.
Brusquely there was another great explosion, and now a huge re dragon appeared from the trees, raising it's long neck and shrieking horribly. And then it lunged towards, naturally, the direction they were.
Syaoran gasped and reached for his sword, but Kurogane stepped in front of him smiling almost maniacally.
"Leave this to me! It seems strong!" he said with an evil grin.
"But…" Syaoran doubted, but he couldn't finish his sentence.
The dragon open a set of enormous wings and, shrieking, he raised in flight. He didn't last long though; he was taken down by something, and fell back to the ground sliding with the impulse, and destroying the trees in the forest until he laid half-dead in front of the small group of interdimensional travelers.
Still, it had will enough to pull itself up on its trembling legs and give a few steps towards them before falling back to the ground. It was truly a sad sight, though it was a horrible, frightening beast.
Then a group of warriors arrived. Apparently they had been following the dragon; they were probably the ones that had taken it down.
Kurogane watched them carefully. These people seemed really strong. Specially the black-haired one.
MKR bunch point of view
Lantis jumped over the fallen trees and reached to the open field were the dragon now lay. He didn'0t make himself a fool and think it was done deal; it was a powerful, dangerous creature and the more weak the more aggressive.
Lafarga followed him suit, with Ascot right behind.
The got to the field and Lantis stopped dead.
There was a strange group of people there, just standing. By the look of it, that tall black haired man and the brown haired boy were protecting a young girl of brown hair and green eyes. Behind them, a tall slender blonde guy held in his arms…
"Mokona?" Lantis said to himself, surprised at the sight. The Lafarga caught up with him.
"Hey! What are you doing there? Get away!" he said to the bunch. He started running towards them but right then Ascot's monster smashed into the Dragon, erupting a deafening shriek of pain and making its body of powerful muscles convulse.
Lantis immediately formed a shield around himself and Ascot that had just arrived. Lafarga jumped away skillfully.
Lantis saw the boy turn and jump away, placing his body between the girl and the dragon's, and saw the tall man jump away in another direction while the blonde just smiled, staying still and holding Mokona close to his chest like the girls always did. He saw him smile and close his eyes while around him three of the nine tails and a claw destroyed the ground, the wings slammed the grass ruining it, the Dragon convulsed and coughed up blood that splashed around him but never on him.
Finally Ascot's monster finished off the dragon, that laid still. Lantis took away the shield. Ascot went to congratulate and spoil his monster friend and Lafarga quickly approached the group.
The boy got up, immediately helping the girl, and asking her worriedly if she had been injured, calling her "princess".
"No, thank you." She smiled. "You saved me, I'm alright."
"Ok." The boy said. "Kurogane-sama? Fai-san?"
"Fine." The man in black shrugged walking to them.
The blonde smiled. "No biggies."
"What are you doing in the forests?" Lafarga asked upset. "These are dangerous places, specially for kids!"
Lantis kept quiet. Lafarga was a great swordsman, but he didn't have any magic, and he didn't have, therefore any way of knowing these people clearly didn't belong to this world. Though Lantis had it flat at first sight, as he had when first met up with Umi, Fuu and Hikaru, he supposed Lafarga would need for an explanation.
"I apologize" the boy said. As the two adult men remained silent, Lantis figured he was the leader, though it was very strange coming from a kid that didn't show more than 15 years old…
But then Mokona had always picked the strange people to be with… and there she was again, bouncing around him. Lantis opened his arms and Mokona jumped right to his chest, all the while screaming "Pu, Pu, Puuuuuu" like she always did (and by now surely the Tsubasa bunch is wondering why the heck Mokona suddenly went one-word-vocabulary-like…).
Oh, Primera would just love having her back… to try and eat her like before… Clef would be glad though, and so would Presea seeing that her favorite element of torture-imagining was back in Cephiro.
"We didn't know anything about it. We just arrived, you see…"
"Arrived?" Ascot asked approaching the group. "So you are travelers? From where?"
"Uh…" the boy doubted.
"Maybe we could just start with our names?" the blonde guy said coming close to them. "And since we are in your land, we go first! I am Fai D. Florite, this here is Syaoran and this is Sakura Clow Hime from the Clow Kingdom, and that grimy looking guy…"
"Kurogane is my name!" the other hissed. Mokona jumped in Lantis shoulder protector, screaming "Pu, pu, pu!" like if she wanted to say she liked the nickname better. Lantis was smart and versed in magic enough to know Mokona could speak and think as any brilliant creature and had decided to never show it, but still glanced at her.
"I am Lafarga, Captain of the Cephirian Royal Guard" Lafarga said. "This is Lantis and that is Ascot. Where have you come from?"
"Recently?" Fai answered. "Or originally?"
"Fai…" Syaoran said softly. "Perhaps this will sound very strange to you, but we actually belong to a different dimension… we travel dimensions."
Just as Lantis had thought.
"Oh, like Umi and the others." Ascots said very surprised. Syaoran turned to him.
"You know other dimensional travelers?" he asked.
Everyone's point of view (or no one's, how you like it)
Syaoran was thinking that maybe Seishiro had already gone through this dimension. It would have been a shame to miss him like that, he wanted to talk to him.
"Yes, but I think our Mage would explain that better." Lantis said. "Come with us to the Castle."
"Oh, but" Syaoran said. "We don't have much time to lose… we are here looking for something in particular."
Mokona jumped from Lantis shoulder and bounced around all the way to Syaoran. The boy looked at her rather confused until she jumped into his arms.
"Mokona, don't you feel any feathers here?"
The thingy moved her head no and then jumped away in direction to Lantis and the others, like saying "let's go!". Syaoran didn't doubt anymore, and Sakura Hime and the others followed suit. Lantis and Lafarga lead the way, and Ascot fell behind with the newcomers.
"So what are you looking for here in Cephiro?" he asked.
"It's a very long story" Syaoran said. "But we'll have time to explain that to you in the Castle, right?"
"Yeah, I was just curious." He laughed and Syaoran smiled. Then he looked in front of him. "Just a question, for how long have you had Mokona with you now?"
"Hum, it must be a couple of months now…" Syaoran said. "She is our guide and helps us travel the dimensions. But, you know her?"
"She used to be in Cephiro before." Ascot answered. "After the Pillar system was dissolved she just disappeared."
"Pillar system?" Sakura Hime asked confused.
Ascot nodded. "It was a way of ruling this lands, but it was taken down because of its unfairness. Many people where hurt in the process, there almost was a civil war and foreign planets tried to invade us… but everything is alright now!" he smiled.
"You seem to have gone through a lot of troubles!" Fai said.
"And you have monsters all the time?" Kurogane asked.
"Now we do. People are still a little scared and with all the new comers from other planets we have new kinds of fears and so new kinds of monsters that have to be dealt with."
"And you three fight all of them alone?" Syaoran asked amazed.
Ascot laughed. "No, no! We usually get help, like Ferio, he's the Prince, and the girls come around a lot lately to lend us a hand!"
"Girls?" Sakura Hime asked curious.
"Yes. They are the three Magic Knights, and just like you they come from another dimension. Their names are Umi, Fuu and Hikaru.
"What is a Magic Knight?" Syaoran asked.
"Well…" Ascot started, but was interrupted.
"The Castle is just ahead now." Lafarga, that had stopped, said. "You go on with Lantis please, while Ascot and I have one more monster to take care of…"
"I'll join you." Kurogane smiled evilly. "Those monsters seem strong."
"It's very dangerous though." Lafarga warned.
"All the better. I can prove my strength!"
"Oh, goodie Kuro-pun you're learning just like Tomoyo-sama said!"
"Shut up, you Mage!" Kurogane growled in response.
"You are a mage?" Lantis asked. Fai only smiled at him and said nothing.
Syaoran looked (up) at Lantis. "Fai almost never uses his powers. Please, keep this a secret?"
Lantis stared. Then he nodded. Clef would know anyway the moment he saw him, no need to be told. However it was strange how he himself hadn't felt any power from him. Maybe it was that dimensional change that had altered something in Fai. Maybe the dimensional whole opened by them to enter Cephiro had distracted Lantis attention. He did feel strange presences all around, that didn't belong to common monsters. Or maybe he just hadn't focused enough (right?).
Lafarga, Ascot and Kurogane left to look for the last monster of the day, and Lantis lead the way to the now visible Castle. It was made of three tall towers of crystal, joined in the heights by what seemed to be a golden kind of… tower necklace? (mmmm, you try to describe that!)
Mokona jumped to Lantis arms and got comfortable against his chest. He smiled faintly. Always the same Mokona.
The suddenly a white light erupted in the sky and peered the Castle. Lantis blinked.
The Knights were in Cephiro. Was it a coincidence that they had arrived just after these travelers?
Mokona jumped out of his arms and bounced to the Castle with such eagerness of seeing her friends that she completely forgot the others.
"Hey! Mokona!" Syaoran called running after her, but he stopped soon, not wanting to leave Sakura Hime and the others behind. Lantis caught up to him and he looked at the tall man. "I just hope she doesn't get lost here alone." He said.
"She won't." Lantis answered. "She knows her away around Cephiro."
PREVIEW: Next chapter, see our Tsubasa group meet the rest of the MKR characters, and the Knights! There will be a surprise, too! And I bet you don't guess Who has a "dimensional clon" that he calls younger brother!
Well, chapter 1 done! It was too long so I cut it here. Now where to post it… Tsubasa Chronicles section, or MKR section? Mmmm… I'll throw a coin.
This is my first only CLAMP crossover (I made one with Hellsing and Clover) so please be patient until I get the right style? Please don't flame me! I'm very shy!
And the ones of you that got this far, thanks for reading! And if you think it was any good, could you review?