Hi everybody! I'm back with an AU S+S fic and there is also E+T! This does not have any Sakura/Clow Cards and Star Key in it. Heck, it doesn't even have Kero in it! (Kero: NANI!?!?!?! HOW COULD YOU? ~*~Cutie Blossom~*~: Gomen nasi Kero, but I didn't need you for this fic. You did great in "Where fore art thou, Syaoran?" though! Kero: *blushes* Arigato.) Arigato to everyone who reviewed "Where fore art thou, Syaoran?". You guys and gals are the best! Hope you enjoy this story as well! ^_^
Disclaimer: I do NOT own any Cardcaptor Sakura character even if I wanted to! I'm too freaking broke!
Okay, on with the story!
"Now settle down everyone," the teacher said trying to calm down his college students. "We have a new student joining us today. Please welcome a new student to the city of Hong Kong as well as to our school, Kinomoto Sakura."
Sakura, taking that as her cue, slid the door open and walked into the classroom. She slightly thanked kami-san that she only had to walk into the classroom like this for her first period of the day.
Sakura was about the age of twenty and is now attending the University of Hong Kong in, of course, Hong Kong. Her home city was Tomoeda, Japan but due to problems, her and her family moved to Hong Kong to get away from the mess that they had in Tomoeda and also for Sakura to attend school at the University Hong Kong. Sakura's family, consisting of only her brother, Touya, and her father, Fujitaka, were happy to get away from Japan and into a new city.
Sakura had long auburn hair that was down to her waist and had piercing emerald eyes, but instead of laughter and happiness that used to fill her eyes when she was young, they were filled with sadness and looked like she was about to cry any moment.
As Sakura opened the door and walked into the classroom, everyone in the class looked at the auburn haired girl, who looked shy and sad.
As Sakura walked in front of the class, a certain chocolate colored haired boy caught her attention but once there eyes locked with one another, she looked down, thinking that the floor was much more interesting at the moment.
Syaoran Li watched the girl as she looked down at the ground. He felt something from the girl, but wasn't sure just exactly what it was.
'She's cute,' he thought. 'I'll give her that much, but what exactly is it about her that is so…oh I don't know…unique?'
Syaoran Li was also twenty years old with the messiest chocolate brown hair and the most loving amber eyes you have ever seen. He was in his sophomore year at the University, as is Sakura. Hong Kong is also Syaoran's hometown. He has lived in Hong Kong all of his life. Even though he could have lived at his house, Syaoran decided to live in a dorm on the college campus. Syaoran's family was well known in the city of Hong Kong for all of the things that they've done for it. His family was very rich also, but he never showed it.
Syaoran was also very popular around the college. One of the reasons was because he was the co-captain of the soccer team for the University last year. The captain was a senior year student so he was given the position due to experience and another reason why was because…you all know that he's soooo KAWAII from a girl's point of view. Even though Syaoran was popular with the ladies, he never really cared for them or never really paid attention to them which made him an even bigger prize if you got to be his girlfriend.
(A.N.: Remember: There is NO Li Clan. The Li Family is just a rich family with all of Syaoran's immediate family in it, which means…no elders! ^o^ Yeah!! Just Yelan Li, the four sisters, and of course there are other people like Meilin as Syaoran's cousin and they are NOT engaged either. They are just really close cousins. Yeah again! ^_^)
As Syaoran looked closer at Sakura, he started to feel sorry for her. She seemed so distant and sad to him.
'I wonder why,' Syaoran thought as Mr. Ardenson, the math teacher, looked up at his class to look for a good spot for Sakura to sit in.
"Miss Kinomoto," Mr. Ardenson began, "you can take a seat next to Li Syaoran. Mr. Li, please raise your hand."
Syaoran did as he was told and Sakura whispered a very quiet, "Thank you," to the teacher as she walked over to the seat next to Syaoran.
Syaoran stole a glance at the young girl before he turned his attention back to Mr. Ardenson.
Sakura gently put her backpack on the ground and turned her attention towards the teacher who was started to talk about the lesson plan that day.
"Miss Kinomoto," Mr. Ardenson said, "if you need any help catching up to where we are, I'm sure Mr. Li, right next to you, will help you."
Syaoran nodded his head. "Hai, I would love to help," Syaoran said in Japanese, trying to make Sakura feel better.
Sakura turned her head slightly to look at Syaoran and said a very quiet, "Arigato," to him.
Syaoran smiled over at her.
"Okay class," the teacher began and continued with the lesson.
Finally after about an hour, the bell rang for the students to get out of the classrooms.
"Don't forget to study for the test that is taking place next class!" Mr. Ardenson shouted as the students piled out of the classroom.
Sakura picked up her pink backpack and swung it over her shoulder. Just as she was about to leave, a hand held her back. She tensed and turned around to see Syaoran standing there.
Syaoran felt her tense and released her arm. "I just wanted to tell you," he began, "if you do need help, onegai don't be afraid to ask. I live in the Shuji Dorm so just stop by if you need any help. I'd love to help."
Sakura smiled slightly and said an "Okay," before she exited the classroom.
Syaoran watched her as she exited the classroom. 'Was she afraid I'd hurt her?' he thought. 'I may be mean, but I'm not THAT mean am I?'
Syaoran sighed and picked up his green backpack and exited the classroom.
Syaoran turned to see his best friend, Eriol Hiiragizawa, walking toward him.
Eriol was also in the same year of schooling as Syaoran and Sakura. He has purple hair that was always neat, unlike Syaoran's messy brown hair, and glasses that didn't make him look like a bookworm, but just plain sexy.
"Hey, Eriol!" Syaoran said as Eriol caught up with them. "How was class?"
Eriol smirked. "Oh, just great," he said sarcastically.
"Same here," Syaoran said. "There is a new girl on campus though. Did you know that?"
"No," Eriol said, looking surprised. "And I haven't met her yet? I'm losing my touch!"
Syaoran laughed as they walked to their next class together.
As they entered History classroom, Syaoran looked over at the teacher's desk and his mouth dropped at what he saw.
Eriol looked back to see Syaoran's face. "What's the matter, Syaoran?" Eriol asked and then followed his gaze over to the teacher's desk to see non other then a young, auburn haired girl. Eriol turned back to Syaoran. "Is that the girl you were talking about earlier?"
Syaoran nodded his head. "Yeah. She seems sad and unhappy. I was wondering why?" he said as he looked over at her with worry written all over his face.
Eriol smiled. "Has the Little Wolf grown feelings for this girl?"
Syaoran shook his head. "No, I just feel weird when I'm around her though."
"Like you are in love?" Eriol asked.
"Eriol, drop it," Syaoran said glaring over at his best friend. "I'm not having those feeling for the girl."
"Oh shut up, Eriol," Syaoran said as they both walked over to their seats and sat down. "Have you heard when soccer starts?"
"Yes I have in fact," Eriol said. "Tryouts are next Saturday and we have to go and sign up with the coach. How about we go right after class?"
"Okay," Syaoran said.
Just then, the bell rang for class to begin and the rest of the class piled in and took their seats. Syaoran watched Sakura as she started to walk towards him and took the empty seat in front of him.
Syaoran leaned forward and whispered in her ear, "So we meet again."
Sakura nodded her head, but didn't say anything.
Eriol looked at the mysterious girl with interest. 'Syaoran right,' he thought. 'She does looks so sad and as if she was going to cry right this minute.'
"Okay class," the teacher, Mr. Haneoka, said as he stood up and walked to the front of the class. He started to talk about the History of China and the government they used to have. Unknown to him, Syaoran wasn't paying real good attention…okay he wasn't paying attention at all.
'I really want to know what happened to her to make her so distant,' Syaoran thought. 'It's driving me crazy.'
After about another hour, the bell finally rang to signal that class was over for that day.
Syaoran smiled. He grabbed his backpack and started to head out of the classroom with Eriol.
"Um…excuse me, Li?" a small voice said behind them.
Syaoran turned to see Sakura standing there. He smiled, trying to show that he wouldn't hurt her.
"Please, call me Syaoran."
"Oh um…can you tell me where the gym is, Syaoran?"
Syaoran nodded his head. "Sure, my friend and I are heading there right now. We can show you directly where it is."
"Thanks," she said.
"No problem," Syaoran said. He felt a tap on his shoulder and saw Eriol standing there.
"Aren't you going to introduce me?" he asked.
Syaoran smacked his forehead lightly. "Where are my manners?"
Sakura giggled quietly.
Syaoran smiled at his achievement. "Kinomoto-san, this is my best friend Eriol Hiiragizawa. Eriol, this is Sakura Kinomoto."
Sakura bowed her head a little. "You can call me 'Sakura'."
Eriol smiled. "And you can call me 'Eriol', Miss Kinomoto. It's nice to meet you. Shall we head on over to the gym?"
Syaoran nodded. "Yeah."
The three of them turned around to see a girl with purple
hair down to her waist walking over to them.
Eriol smiled. "Tomoyo!"
"Hi guys!" she said as she caught up with them. Tomoyo looked over at the unfamiliar emerald-eyed girl. "Oh, hello! My name is Tomoyo Daidouji but you can just call me 'Tomoyo'," she said as she reached her hand out to the girl.
Sakura reached her hand over to Tomoyo's and shook it. "I'm Sakura Kinomoto, but you can just call me 'Sakura'."
Tomoyo smiled. "It's nice to meet you. Are these two treating you well?" Tomoyo asked, pointing over at Syaoran and Eriol.
"Yes they have!" Sakura said. "They were going to show me the way to the gym, but if this is a bad time, I'll try to find it on my own."
"No," Syaoran said, rather quickly.
"Is your next class Gym, Sakura?" Tomoyo asked.
"Yes," Sakura said. "I used to be in a lot of sports…back in…Japan so I thought I would take the gym class…here also," she finished slowly.
"Anything wrong, Sakura?" Syaoran asked with concern.
"I'd rather not talk about it," Sakura said quietly.
"My next class is Gym also," Tomoyo said, deciding that it was probably best to change the subject. "I'm glad that you are in it too because I didn't really know anyone in that class. They are all snobs."
Eriol held up a fist. "If they say one thing to you, Tomoyo, I'll beat them up for you!"
Tomoyo giggled and Sakura smiled.
"Thank you, Eriol!" Tomoyo said happily.
Eriol blushed. "Well, we've got to stick up for the girls. Right Syaoran?"
"Right!" Syaoran said looking over at Sakura. "Come on you guys or you two," –He pointed to Sakura and Tomoyo—"are going to be late!"
Sakura blinked. "Don't you have another class?"
Syaoran shook his head. "No, History was my last class for the day."
Once they arrived at the Gym, Tomoyo and Sakura headed down to the locker room to change and once they were done changing, both of them headed out onto the field. Once they came out, they saw Syaoran and Eriol sitting up on the bleachers.
Tomoyo waved at them and the two boys waved back.
"I bet they had to see the coach to sign up for the soccer tryouts," Tomoyo said to Sakura as they walked over to where the teacher was standing.
"Oh," was all Sakura could say.
Tomoyo and Sakura turned around to see a girl with long black hair with ruby eyes walk towards them.
"Oh hi, Meilin!" Tomoyo said. "What are you doing in this class?'
Meilin smiled. "I got my schedule changed." –She looked over at Sakura-"Who are you?"
"I'm new here," Sakura answered.
"Meilin is Syaoran's cousin," Tomoyo said.
Sakura gasped. "Oh! Your cousin has helped me out a lot today!"
Meilin smiled. "Syaoran can be like that."—She bowed her head—"My name is Meilin Li."
Sakura bowed her head. "And my name is Sakura Kinomoto, but call me 'Sakura'."
"Call me 'Meilin' then."
'Mou,' Sakura thought, 'I'm sure meeting a lot more people then I thought I would today!'
"So, my cousin is being good to you?" Meilin asked Sakura.
"Yes!" Sakura answered, smiling slightly.
"You must have a good personality then."
Sakura blinked. "Why do you say that?"
"Because," Meilin started to explain, "my cousin wouldn't have been so nice to you then. You see he has this weird ability that he can tell when a person is nice. You see those girls over there?"—She pointed to a group of girls who were right in front of the bleachers, trying to get Syaoran and Eriol's attention—"They've been trying to get Syaoran's attention for about two years now, but so far they have failed. Eriol knows that they are there, but he ignores because he has his sights on Tomoyo."
Tomoyo blushed crimson. "Meilin!"
Meilin ignored her and was still looking over at the bleachers at Syaoran and Eriol. She noticed Syaoran was looking straight at Sakura.
Meilin smiled. 'Could Syaoran, MY cousin, have fallen in love at first sight with this girl?' she thought to herself.
"It also seems that Syaoran's attention is directed at a certain emerald eyed girl," Meilin said, looking over at Sakura.
Sakura blinked and looked around. "Who?"
Meilin and Tomoyo sweat dropped.
The Gym teacher, Mr. Asuka, blew the whistle and class finally began.
"Okay class," Mr. Asuka said. "Today we are playing soccer, so split into two groups and we'll begin."
Sakura, Tomoyo, and Meilin went on one side with a couple of other girls while the five girls who failed to get Syaoran and Eriol's attention went with the other team with the rest of girls that remained. The game began shortly after that.
Sakura, Meilin, and another sandy blonde haired girl played as forwards while Tomoyo and the rest of the girls played meds and defenders and of course one girl played goalie.
It was decided that Sakura's team would have the ball at kickoff by the coach so he gave the soccer ball to the sandy haired girl to begin the game. The girl kicked the ball over to her left where Meilin was standing at the kickoff. Meilin dribbled it forward and about a quarter of the way, she kicked it to the far right side of the field where Sakura was.
Eriol watched Sakura as she dribbled the ball. He smiled and looked over at Syaoran. "She's pretty good, Syaoran."
"Yeah, I know," Syaoran said, watching Sakura.
Sakura continued to dribble the ball forward towards the goal.
"Sakura! Watch out!" Meilin yelled at her.
Sakura looked behind her to see a brunette haired girl coming at her. Sakura recognized her as one of the girls who were trying to catch Syaoran and Eriol's attention.
Sakura started to dribble the soccer ball faster to try to get away from the girl, but it was no use, the girl was just too fast for her. The brunette haired girl kicked the ball away from Sakura and shoved her to the ground hard.
Syaoran and Eriol stood up from their seats.
"Hey!" Syaoran yelled.
Meilin ran over to Sakura's body to help her up.
Meilin looked over at the girl. "Sarah! Why did you do that?"
Sarah glared at Meilin, who was still trying to help Sakura up.
"That will teach her to stay away from Syaoran," she said and walked over to the rest of her friends.
Sakura stood up and continued to lean on Meilin for support. She looked over at the Sarah girl. Sakura could see Sarah giggle with her friends, knowing that they were probably talking about her.
Syaoran also saw Sarah giggle with her friends. He could feel his veins fill up with anger. 'How dare they!'
Sakura growled and tried to stand and walk around, but all she could do was limp.
"Sakura," Tomoyo said running over to her, "why don't you sit down and rest that ankle?"
Sakura looked over at Tomoyo. "No! Let me teach her something really quick before I rest."
Meilin raised her eyebrow. "What are you going to do?"
Sakura's mouth turned into an evil smile. "Don't get mad, get even."—She looked at Meilin—"Please give me the ball. I'll handle the rest."
Meilin and Tomoyo looked at her confused.
"Okay," Meilin answered.
Mr. Asuka ran over to her.
"Are you okay, Miss Kinomoto?" he asked Sakura.
Sakura nodded her head. "Yes."
Meilin walked over to the sidelines and threw the ball in to Sakura. Sakura dribbled the ball past every girl from the other team. It was now down to her, Sarah, and the goalie. Sakura faked to the left, which Sarah actually fell for, and then kicked the ball with all her might towards the goal. The goalie threw her body at the ball…and missed. Sakura scored the first goal of the game.
Sakura jumped into the air with excitement while Meilin and the sandy blonde hair ran towards her looking excited also.
Syaoran smiled and whispered, "Way to go, Sakura."
"Yeah, she did pretty good," Eriol said, as Mr. Asuka stared the game again.
When the game finally ended, Sakura's team won 1-0.
Sakura walked over to Sarah. "Guess that will teach you to not mess with me."
Sarah growled and walked away with her friends following.
Sakura looked over at Tomoyo and Meilin. "Who is that girl anyways?"
"Her name is Sarah Meeks," Tomoyo answered. "She's an exchange student form North America. She isn't a type of person you should mess with, Sakura."
"I'll keep that in mind," Sakura muttered.
"We've had many people from the states transfer over here to Hong Kong," Tomoyo said. She looked over at the sandy blonde haired girl from earlier. "Hey Molly! Come over here for a second. I want to introduce you to someone!"
The girl ran over to them. "Hi Tomoyo! What did you want?"
Tomoyo smiled. "Hi Molly. I wanted to introduce the other forward that was playing with you. This is Sakura Kinomoto," Tomoyo said, gesturing over at Sakura. "Sakura, this is Molly Parson."
Molly smiled. "Hello, Sakura. Nice to meet you."
Sakura smiled back. "Nice to meet you too."
"Hey Molly!" someone across the field yelled. "Get your butt back over here!"
"Okay, okay! I'M COMING" Molly yelled back. "HOLD YOUR HORESES!"—She looked back at Sakura—"I've got to get back over there. See ya later!"
"Bye!" Tomoyo, Sakura, and Meilin said to Molly, who was had started to run back across the field.
"She seems nice," Sakura said.
"She is," Meilin said. "She's one hell of a soccer player also."
"You guys-I mean-girls did great!" someone said behind them.
The girls turned around to see Syaoran and Eriol walking towards them.
"I must say, Sakura," Syaoran said smiling at her, "I'm impressed."
Sakura blushed very slightly. "Thanks, Syaoran."
"Come on," Eriol said grabbing Tomoyo by the hand. "Lets go and get some ice cream. Syaoran and I will buy!"
Syaoran looked over at Eriol. "Who said that I was going to help buy?"
Eriol smiled innocently. "I did!"
"We have to change first, Eriol!" Tomoyo said remembering that the three girls were still in their gym uniform.
Eriol blushed. "Oh yeah! Guess you should."
"You guys can go," Meilin said. "I have a research project due tomorrow that I have yet to finish."
"Shame on you, cuz," Syaoran teased.
Meilin punched him on the shoulder. "I told you to stop calling me that!"
Tomoyo laughed and the three girls back to the school and into the girls' locker room.
Once they were out of earshot, Eriol turned to Syaoran.
"Is yet now?" he asked the little wolf.
Syaoran looked over at him. "What do you mean by 'yet'?"
Syaoran glared at Eriol knowing what he meant. "No! Just drop it! How can I develop feelings for the Cherry Blossom when you keep pestering me about it?"
Eriol shrugged. "I don't know. How?"
About ten minutes later, Sakura and Tomoyo emerged from the locker room dressed in their normal clothes. The four of them walked over to the ice cream store that was only about 3 blocks away from the University. They all talked about schooling and warned Sakura about Sarah and some of the other girls at the college.
After five minutes of walking, laughing, and talking, they arrived at the ice cream parlor. Sakura and Tomoyo went right inside giggling after remembering how Sarah's face looked after they won the soccer game. Syaoran went to follow them, but a hand held him back.
"Syaoran," Eriol said. "How about you pay for Sakura and I'll pay for Tomoyo? Sound fair?"
Syaoran nodded his head and said an "Okay," as he and Eriol entered the ice cream parlor. Once they got inside though, they didn't see what they wanted to see. They saw these two guys flirting with Sakura and Tomoyo. Tomoyo looked scared, but Sakura had a determined look on her face. The guys had their backs to Syaoran and Eriol, but once they spoke, both of them knew who they were.
"Hey, Tomoyo," the guy on the left said. He had short black hair. "Who's your cute friend?"
"Yeah," the other guy said. He had brown hair that was in the style of a bull cut. "Say…I've got an idea. Why don't you guys come with us and we'll have some fun together?" The guy walked over and grabbed Sakura's wrist.
Sakura growled. "Let go of me!"
The brunette haired guy smirked. "Why should I?" Suddenly, he was grabbed by the back of his shirt and was thrown towards the door. The door swung open and the brunette haired guy went tumbling out into the parking lot.
The young man gulped. "Syaoran! How's it going old buddy old pal?"
Syaoran gave Moroin one of his famous death glares. "Not so good when I found out that you were hurting a couple of friends of mine."
"We didn't touch Tomoyo!" Morin said in a rush.
"I was talking about both of them!" Syaoran said in a low growl.
"Sorry, Syaoran! We won't do it again!"
All of a sudden, another boy tumbled out of the ice cream parlor and out into the parking lot with Eriol following. It was the second guy who was flirting with the girls.
"Don't you ever have any respect for women, Nievan?" Eriol yelled at the newly fallen guy.
The guy stood up and dusted himself off. "Yes, I do! We just didn't want the girls to get lonely so we were trying to keep them company."
"By harassing them?" Eriol asked with disgust in his voice.
Nievan smirked. "We weren't harassing them!"
Syaoran changed his glare over to Nievan. "So you say that grabbing a girl by the wrist and telling her to have 'fun' with you isn't harassing?"
Moroin nodded his head as he got up from the ground. "That's right."
Eriol sighed. "Oh brother."
"Listen you two," Syaoran said. "If I ever catch you harassing the girls again, I will beat the living you-know-what out of you. I'm pretty sure that Eriol will do the same."
Eriol nodded his head. "I will."
"No go on and get out of here before I change my mind and beat the crap out of you right now!" Syaoran shouted at the two guys. The guys glared at Eriol and Syaoran before they walked out of the parking lot.
Syaoran and Eriol looked at each other and smiled.
"Well done, my friend," Eriol said, giving Syaoran a high five.
"Same to you, pal," Syaoran said.
Syaoran and Eriol walked into the ice cream parlor again. They were met with two girls throwing their arms around them saying, "Thank you," many times.
"That was great, Eriol!" Tomoyo exclaimed, not releasing her arms from Eriol's neck. She didn't seem to notice that Eriol's face was turning bright red.
"Same goes for you, Syaoran!" Sakura said, also not releasing her hold on Syaoran's neck. "Arigato…er…I mean Thank you. I wasn't sure what I was going to do when that guy got a hold of my wrist!"
Syaoran blushed very lightly. "It was nothing, Sakura!"
Eriol smiled after seeing Syaoran's blush although it was very small. 'I knew that he would eventually fall in love with her!'
Sakura let go of Syaoran and gasped.
"What time is it?" she asked in a hurry.
Tomoyo released her hold around Eriol and looked down at her watch. "It's a quarter passed three. Why?"
"Hoe! Boy am I ever going to get a lecture from Onii-chan!" Sakura shrieked and ran away.
Syaoran raised his eyebrow. "Hoe?" he asked as he watched Sakura run away from the group.
Tomoyo frowned. "I should ask where she lives tomorrow. She seemed so sad about her hometown. Wonder why."
Syaoran nodded his head with his face filled with worry. "My guess is that something happened to her that she doesn't want to remember."
Eriol nodded his head in agreement. "That is what I thought too, but she seems happy now though. I'm glad we befriended her."
"I better head on home," Tomoyo said. "My mother will start to worry if I don't."
"Would the lady like an escort?" Eriol asked.
Tomoyo giggled. "Yes! Bye, Syaoran! See you tomorrow!"
"See ya back at the dorm, Little Wolf!"
"Good bye, Tomoyo. Later, Eriol," Syaoran said. "Don't forget about the party tonight at the Li Mansion!"
"Don't worry! We won't!" the two said in unison.
Eriol and Tomoyo walked away from Syaoran, who watched them until they were out of sight. Once they turned the corner, Syaoran turned and started to walk back to the Shuji Dorm. He started to think about the things that happened that day, but mostly about Sakura. He really wasn't paying attention to where he was going.
'Why do I think about her so much?' Syaoran thought to himself.
"Syaoran! What are you doing here?"
Syaoran turned around to see Sakura standing on a porch of a yellow house, putting on some roller blades.
Syaoran stood there shocked. "I could say the same to you!"
Sakura smiled. "I live in this house," she said, pointing at the yellow house. She stood up and glided over to Syaoran. "How bout you?"
"I was just walking back to the Shuji Dorm on the school campus," Syaoran said.
"Then that means you don't live far from here then, right?" Sakura asked, smiling.
"Right," Syaoran answered.
"Oi! Did you want to come and meet my family? My father isn't supposed to be home till next week, but my brother is home."
"Um…" Syaoran said, sounding unsure. "Sure! Why not?"
Sakura and Syaoran walked up to her house. Sakura slipped off her roller blades and opened the door with Syaoran closely following.
"You're back all ready, Kajiuu?" a voice shouted from the kitchen.
Sakura sweat dropped. "Kajiuu ja nani, Onii-chan!" Sakura yelled back. "Come in here! I want you to meet somebody!"
A tall, skinny, black haired man that looked like he was in
his late twenties emerged from the kitchen.
"And who is this?" the guy asked with a frown, looking over at Syaoran.
"Onii-chan," Sakura said, "this is Syaoran Li. He was the guy who helped me and another friend out at the ice cream shop with those guys I told you about."
The guy's frown turned into a smile. "Oh!"—He walked over to Syaoran and held out his hand—"The name is Touya. I'm the kajiuu's older brother."
Syaoran smiled at the nickname and shook Touya's hand. "Nice to meet you."
"Same to you," Touya said. "I've got to go back to making dinner. You can stay and eat with us if you want, Syaoran."
"No thank you," Syaoran said. "We are having company at my house tonight so I've got to get back to my dorm in order to get ready to leave. We are supposed to be having a fest. You guys are invited if you want to come. There will be plenty of food to go around about three or four times a person."
"Where do you live, Syaoran?" Touya asked.
"The Li Mansion that is on the other side of the town," Syaoran answered.
"Oh," Touya said and looked over at his little kajiuu. "What do you say, Sakura? I haven't started dinner yet."
Sakura looked over at Syaoran. "Are you sure it's okay with your family if we come?"
Syaoran nodded his head. "I'm sure, Sakura."
Sakura smiled. "Okay then!"
Syaoran smiled also. "I'll come over and pick you guys up around six. I warn you though, it's formal."—Syaoran turned to leave—"I better go back to the dorm. I have some homework to do before the party. Oh and Sakura?"
Sakura blinked. "Yes?"
"Tomoyo and Eriol are supposed to come tonight also."
"Great!"—Sakura turned to Touya and smiled—"You can meet my other new friends tonight, Onii-chan!"
Touya didn't say anything. He just nodded his head.
Syaoran walked over to the door and exited with Sakura following.
"Ja ne!" Sakura called out to him, forgetting to talk in
"Ja! See you at six!" Syaoran said, running in the direction of the school.
"'Kay!" Sakura said cheerfully. She watched Syaoran walk out of sight and then headed back into the house. She found Touya on the coach looking at her with a smiled on his face.
Sakura gave him a confused look. "What are you smiling about?"
"I like him," Touya said, still smiling. "He's a nice guy. He treats you with respect unlike the gakis back in Tomoeda."
Sakura frowned. "Don't even remind me about that place."
Touya looked at her with concern. "Don't worry. I won't."
Sakura looked in the mirror of her vanity.
'Do I look all right?' she thought, checking her very light make up. Suddenly she heard a car pull up into the driveway.
'Oh no! Here's here already!' Sakura thought, rushing her speed. She looked down at herself. She was wearing a light pink gown. She had her hair pulled up in a ponytail with curled strands flowing at the sides of her face.
'Why do I want to look so great tonight?' she asked herself. 'Is it because of Syaoran? …Nah! That couldn't be the reason!'
"Coming!" Sakura said. She got up and walked out of her room and down the steps. She saw both Syaoran and Touya staring at her with their mouths open.
Sakura gasped. "What's wrong? Is there something wrong with my dress? Is my hair screwed up all ready? Am I too informal?" she asked in a hurry.
Both males shook their head with there mouth still open.
"Then why are you guys staring at me like that?"
"B-because…you look…" Touya started.
"…Beautiful," Syaoran finished for him.
Sakura blushed. "Thank you." She observed both of the male's outfits. Touya was wearing a blackish grayish dress shirt with black slacks. Syaoran was wearing a black tux.
"You guys both look great too!" Sakura said smiling.
"Thanks," both guys said at the same time.
"Come on," Syaoran said. "Let's get a move on or we'll miss the opening of the fest." Syaoran walked over and gave Sakura his arm to take. She smiled and accepted his arm. The three of them walked out of the house and saw that there was a limo parked right in front of the house.
"Um…Syaoran…" Sakura said. "We are only going across town. Why do we need a limo? It's not like we are going to the other side of the country."
"My mother insisted that we ride in a limo," Syaoran answered.
"Wow," Touya whispered under his breath. "His family must be rich."
The three of them walked over to the limo and got in. With in a twenty minutes of riding, the arrived at the Li Mansion. Sakura and Touya stepped out of the limo first and stopped dead in their tracks when they saw the house. It was huge! By the looks of it, it looked like it had about three hundred rooms in it and looked like it would take about a week to reach each end of the house.
"Syaoran," Sakura gasped, "THIS is YOUR house?"
Syaoran stepped out of the limo and looked at it with no surprised. "Yeah, it is," he answered simply.
Sakura stared at it in awe. "You said that you were rich, but I never thought you were THIS rich."
Syaoran smiled and then started to walk towards the house. "Come on or we are going to be late!"
Sakura and Touya followed behind Syaoran, still looking shock at the size of the house. The three of them finally reached the entrance and stepped inside. The inside looked even bigger!
Sakura turned to see Tomoyo walking towards her. She was wearing a beautiful dark purple gown that matched her hair perfectly.
"Tomoyo! It's great to see you again!"
Tomoyo smiled. "You too."—She looked over at Touya—"Who is this? Sakura! Do you have a boyfriend? You never told us you had a boyfriend!"
Sakura gasped. "No! This is my brother! Tomoyo, this is my brother, Touya. Touya, this is my friend, Tomoyo."
The two of them bowed to each other.
"Sakura! It's about time!"
Sakura looked behind Tomoyo to see Eriol there.
Sakura smiled. "Sorry, Eriol. It took me longer then expected to get ready."
Eriol looked over at Touya and raised his eyebrow. "Is he your boyfriend? Little old isn't he?"
Sakura sweat dropped. "Why does everyone think he's my boyfriend?" she mumbled. "No! He Is My Brother!" she said expressing each word.
"Oh. That explains a lot."
"Eriol, this is my older brother, Touya. Touya this is Syaoran's best friend, Eriol," Sakura said.
The two males bowed to each other.
Sakura turned around to see a slender woman with brown hair.
"Yes, Mother?" Syaoran asked.
"Why don't we all go and sit at the table and get ready for the fest?" Syaoran's mother asked.
Syaoran nodded his head. "Okay, but first, Mother, I'd like to introduce you to my guest that were added to the list this afternoon."—Syaoran turned around to look at Sakura and Touya—"This is a new friend of mine at school, Sakura Kinomoto and this is her brother, Touya."
Sakura and Touya bowed to Yelan and Yelan bowed to them.
"Thank you for letting us come, Mrs. Li," Sakura said politely.
"Oh please, call me Yelan," Syaoran's mother said.
Sakura smiled. "Okay, Yelan."
Yelan turned to Touya. "Kinomoto-san…"
"Please, call me Touya."
"Touya, I wanted to warn you of something before we enter the dinning room where the rest of Li family and guest are."
Touya raised his eyebrow. "And that would be…?"
"I have four daughters and they are very…um…I think I should put it as hyper when a kawaii boy comes in. They tend to become leaches to the boy," Yelan said, trying to explain her four daughters.
Touya gulped. "Um…okay…thank you for the warning."
Yelan smiled. "No problem. I'll try my best to try to calm down, but I cannot promise much."
Touya nodded his head. "Okay."
"Shall we go in now?" Yelan asked.
Sakura nodded her head. "We shouldn't keep everyone waiting."
They all entered the dinning room find a huge table set up with many people sitting down at it. All of them were talking amongst themselves. Syaoran took his spot next to his mother at the head of the table while Sakura, Tomoyo, Eriol, and Touya took up the rest of the empty spots.
All of a sudden, four young girls ran over to Touya. Sakura guessed that they were the four sisters of Syaoran's that Yelan wanted to warn Touya about. They started to pinch his cheek and saying, "Cute!" and Sakura could have sworn she even heard "Kawaii!" a couple of times.
Sakura giggled. 'Poor Onii-chan! He's getting all of the attention of the girl's!'
Sakura looked down the table and sitting only two seats away from Syaoran, sat Meilin. Sakura smiled and waved down to her. That was all she could basically do since Meilin was so far away.
After about another minute or two of talking, Yelan stood up and tapped her glass with her fork to make a ting noise.
"Friends, family, guest," she started and eyed her four daughters to sit down in which they did, "I am happy to say that dinner will be served now." As soon as Yelan said that, many servants came through the doors that Sakura guessed led to the kitchen. The servants put the plates of food down in front of someone and then walked back into the kitchen.
Everyone started to eat and little conversations took place while they ate. After everyone was done and the plates were taken away, Yelan stood up and said that dancing will know take place.
Sakura gasped and look down. Her eyes started to fill with tears, but no one noticed with her head down.
Touya looked over at her little sister and frowned. 'Too many bad memories.' Touya looked up to see almost everyone walking over into a different room, which he guessed is where the dancing was going to take place.
Syaoran saw Sakura gasp. 'What happened?' he thought. 'Mother didn't say anything to offend her did she? All she said was that dancing was going to start.'
Tomoyo also saw Sakura gasp. She looked over at Eriol with worry in her eyes, wondering what was wrong. As if he read her mind, Eriol just shrugged his shoulders.
Syaoran stood up and walked down the table to Sakura. He laid a hand on her shoulder. Sakura tensed when she felt a hand on her shoulder and Syaoran felt that.
He leaned towards her. "Are you okay?"
Sakura looked up at Syaoran with tears starting to pour out of them. "I'll survive…I guess."
Syaoran pulled her into a hug and she stated to cry into his shoulder. He looked over at Touya for an explanation, but Touya just shook his head signaling that he wasn't going to say anything.
Syaoran sighed and looked down at the Cherry Blossom who was still crying in his arms. The Little Wolf couldn't help, but feel like he wanted to cry himself.
"Say Sakura," Syaoran said, causing her to lift her eyes to meet his. "Do you want to dance? It may cheer you up. I promise to try and not step on your feet"
Sakura smiled, but tiny tears still slid down her rosy cheeks. 'Syaoran wouldn't do anything like those bakas did at home. Might as well dance with Syaoran.'
Touya looked at the scene that was taking place right in front of him. 'Maybe this Syaoran kid is the key to Sakura's heart,' he thought to himself. 'He doesn't seem like he'd hurt anyone. He's already saved Sakura once.'
Sakura sniffed and nodded her head. "Okay, *sniff* Syaoran. I promise to *sniff* try not to step on your feet *sniff* too."
Syaoran smiled and then took Sakura by the hand to the room where everyone else was dancing with Touya following.
Tomoyo smiled and looked over at Eriol who was also smiling.
"Are you thinking the same thing I'm thinking, Eriol?"
"Yes, I believe I am, Tomoyo."
"This is soooo kawaii!" Tomoyo said squealing.
Eriol smiled and sweat dropped. "You would say that. I still don't know why you like that Japanese word so much, Tomoyo."
Tomoyo smiled. "My home country was Tomoeda, Japan, but my Mother moved me to China when I was around two. I don't know why, but I just like the word Kawaii."
"Really?" Eriol said, looking surprised. "I didn't know that you were Japanese."
"Correction, Eriol. I was."—She paused for a moment—"Eriol, aren't you happy that your best friend is finding someone he loves?" she asked looking over at Eriol.
"Of course I am!" Eriol answered.
"Come on," Tomoyo said starting to walk over to the entrance of the dance hall. "I want to see what's going on with Sakura and Syaoran."
Eriol blushed slightly. "I have a better idea, sweet Tomoyo."
Tomoyo stopped dead in her tracks and blushed. "And what is
that, dear Eriol?"
"Will you dance with me?" Eriol asked, walking over to her.
Tomoyo smiled. "Of course!" she answered happily.
After many dances, Touya thought that it would be best if Sakura and him would head on home. Syaoran, Tomoyo, and Eriol followed Sakura and Touya to the door.
Syaoran took Sakura's hand and gently kissed it. "Thank you for the dance, Miss Kinomoto."
Sakura blushed slightly. "No, thank you for the dance, Mr. Li. I had just a marvels time!" she said with a rich accent.
Syaoran smiled. "I'll see you tomorrow?"
Sakura nodded her head. "Yep. Are you going back to the Shuji Dorm?"
Syaoran shock his head. "I'm staying here for the night and then heading back in the morning. The limo will take you back to your house," he said, pointing at the limo waiting at the gates.
"Oh Toooooouuuuyyyyaaaa!" was heard from inside the house.
Touya gasped. He grabbed Sakura's arm and took off running down towards the gate.
After Sakura and him were out of sight, Syaoran's four sisters ran up to Syaoran, Eriol, and Tomoyo.
"Have you seen the kawaii Touya?" they all asked at once, excitedly.
Syaoran, Tomoyo, and Eriol shook their heads. The four sisters groaned and gloomily walked away in low spirits.
"I better head on home also," Tomoyo said, looking at her watch. "Good night."
Eriol kissed Tomoyo's forehead. "Good night."
Tomoyo, now red as a tomato, walked off towards the limo that was waiting at the gate.
"I better head on home also," Eriol said. "I still haven't finished that History assignment."—He sighed—"I'm going to end up pulling an all-nighter."
"Have fun," Syaoran said to Eriol, who was now walking down towards the gate. Syaoran shut the front door and walked up to his room. He took off his jacket and flung it on the bed. He then walked over to the glass doors and looked out. Syaoran opened them and walked out onto the balcony into the star filled night.
His thoughts started to wonder to the emerald eyed Cherry Blossom.
'I wonder why she was so upset about earlier,' Syaoran thought. 'Sakura, I wish I knew what to do to help you. I really want to help you, but I can't get far if you don't open up to me. Please, Cherry Blossom, don't be scared.'
~~~~~~~~~That's all…till next time!~~~~~~~~
So how was it? This is my first AU fic so please be kind, but flames are welcomed. I'm trying my best and yes I know that Touya is a little OOC, but I just thought it would be best for this story. He has nothing against Syaoran after all. Please review and I'll try to get the other chapters typed and posted as fast as I can. You can e-mail me at Sweetiepie793@hotmail.com or at KawaiiAngeL793@aol.com.
Till then…Ja ne!
Preview Of Next Chapter: Sarah Meeks strikes again, but will she succeed or will Sakura run off before she finds out? Plus, more of…MOLLY PARSON!!!!