Chapter 5

Chapter 5

Sakura laughed and stepped off Articuno and petted it. May looked around cautiously for any sign of fan-boys or danger before returning her Pokemon automatically. Annabelle went immediately to Articuno as her brother walked to the school and signaled back to them.

Orientation night

Sakura and Tomoyo made their way to May and Annabelle's rooms cautiously, avoiding the constant fan-boys who plagued May and Annabelle and shushing Meilin as she protested loudly about having to do so. As they walked in, a buzz of excited chatter greeted them. May and Annabelle waved them down and Lily giggled out. "Have you heard of Dawn's latest conquest?" She asked excitedly. "It was so funny, the way he was practically drooling!" She prattled. Sakura looked askance at May who shrugged and smiled contently, reveling in the sense of warmth and peace the room had. Annabelle greeted her cheerfully. "Konbawa Sakura-chan. The school is doing two versions of Romeo and Juliet this year. Are you going to try out?" Tomoyo perked up. "Really? Sakura–chan's the best actress ever! My kawaii Sakura can get any role she wants and I'll get to film her too! Hanyaan…" Everyone sweat dropped as Tomoyo went starry eyed. May practically explained the terms. "Annabelle submitted one of her versions and it won so I'll try out for that version. I watched Celibi's rendering of the version when your parents played your Aunt Sonomi's version." Sakura smiled thoughtfully. "It'll be fun, but I probably won't get a role." Everyone immediately reassured her. May was about to speak when a knock sounded on her door. May stood up, brushing herself off casually, her relaxed demeanor changing slightly, she looked calm but wary as she opened the door and stepped out, closing it behind her with a slight soft click. Annabelle looked concerned, May had already had a long day and if it was a fan girl or boy May might just go icy on them and the effects would be very disastrous. Annabelle left her thought unfinished and everyone gulped apprehensively.

May opened the door herself and two people entered with her. "Jazz! Jackie!" Annabelle exclaimed. "What did Jackie do this time?" She asked as Jackie waved and tried to pry Jazz's hand off his ear. "He… oh never mind him." Jazz said hurriedly, putting down an injured and badly burnt Roselia. Sakura gasped in horror. May took charge immediately. Annabelle hastily filled the tub and discreetly used her ice magic to cool the water. Drew got out a Burn Heal and sprayed it on the Roselia, working in perfect synchrony with May as she alternately splashed it with cool water and potions. Everyone sighed in relief as the Pokemon stopped thrashing and calmed down. May turned to Jazz and demanded an explanation. "What on earth! Couldn't you find a Pokemon Centre?" Jazz winced. For all her twenty-two years, May was two inches taller and more authoritive. She explained quickly. The Pokemon Centre had caught fire and help was needed to put it out and could May and Annabelle please bring their friends and their water Pokemon to help put it out. She was not carrying any water Pokemon and Jackie had burnt himself when he was supposed to go get help. She didn't even finish before everyone raced out and slammed the door shut behind them with a bang. May called out Squirtle mid air. "Hydro Pump max Power!" "Articuno! Ice beam and gust!" Annabelle commanded from her own perch on her Articuno. She flung out another Pokeball. "Wartortle Hydro Pump! Maximum Power" She silently boosted the power of the attack with her ice magic and the resulting burst of combined water and ice attacks completely extinguished the fire. Weary and exhausted the group split up to return to their rooms. Sakura, Tomoyo and Meilin sharing a suite, Artemis and Drew, Syaoran and Eriol and May and Annabelle all went to their rooms and wove the strongest wards they knew. Today had been a long day and tomorrow was probably going to be even longer.