I watched the princess from a distance, as I hid behind a pillar. This wasn't like me, to be shy. I had almost gathered enough courage to do something nobody thought I ever would: ask someone on a date. I was nervous. 'I can do this... It won't be that hard...' I thought to myself and, just as I was about to walk over to her, Syaoran walked over to Sakura.

"Sakura-hime, how are you feeling?" He asked.

"I'm fine, Syaoran-kun. They didn't hurt me too badly." She replied, with an honest smile.

'Small talk... Hmph. I know where this is going.' I thought, now angry at myself for not asking her sooner. 'Well, what'll you say next kid? Go on. Surprise me.'

Syaoran smiled. "Good. So... You wanna head out to town tommorrow?" Syaoran asked. He put his hand on Sakura's as he continued to smile at her. I knew something like this would've been said sooner or later, but it still angered me. I wanted to leave, but couldn't find myself able to, so I continued to watch the two of them.

"Sure, Syaoran-kun." The princess replied cheerfully. I had also seen this coming. I slammed my fist into the pillar in anger and, of course, Syaoran and Sakura heard me. Syaoran went over to protect Sakura, thinking it was some sort of kidnapper or fiend who'd made the noise.

I walked over to them, saying, "It's... only me. Did I interrupt something?" I said this as if he had no clue what was going on.

"Kurogane-san! What's wrong?!" The princess asked me, worriedly. Did she see a pained expression on my face? I could only wonder. I shook my head, muttering that it was nothing. Then, I turned and left, dropping the black roses I'd managed to get for her. Syaoran didn't seem to notice, but Sakura certainly did. She quickly walked over to the flowers, and picked them up. Around their stems was a note.

This note had taken me an entire, sleepless night to write correctly and in the princess's language, and to think everything went wrong. Sakura opened the note and began to read it. The note read:

'Dear Sakura-hime,
I can't say this to your face, although I really want to. But, let me say this now, in this note. I wanted to ask if you wanted... to hang out for a bit tommorrow? You know, just some one-on-one time? No Syaoran. No Fye. Just you and me. I don't blame you if you don't want to, seeing as I'm probably... cruel, in your eyes. But, please, just think about this offer. Okay, Sakura-hime?
Sincerely,
Kurogane-san.'

But, before Sakura could finish reading the first sentence Syaoran took the note, folded it up, and put it in his pocket. "It's probably nothing, Princess." Syaoran told her, not wanting to say that he guessed it was a love note from me. So, Sakura and Syaoran entered where they were staying and soon fell asleep.