Since we never saw any romance between those characters, I will give you my view to their thoughts and feelings and please don't get mad at me because I paired Crow x Sherry together.

Head-canon story (takes place long after episode 103)

Disclaimer: I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. I own the title and the plot of this story. Also I don't own the cover image; Marlene does so the credit goes to her as the original artist! This is non-profit story and I'm not making any money from it.

Chapter 1 - First Sight

Crow's POV

I never believed in love at first sight.

I thought it was stupid to feel that. You can't love someone you've just seen for the first time. Love means many things to me—care, trust, friendship, knowing the good and the bad side of her character and accepting her just the way she is. You have to be there when she needs you and know deep in your heart that she will be there for you when you need her help. You feel complete when you look at her, happy when you hold her in your arms…you treat her as if she is the only girl in the world and make her happy at any cost. Most importantly, you want to put her happiness at the top of your list and show her how special she is to you in every possible way.

How can someone feel all of these emotions at once, just with one look? I would never understand it.

Sometimes Martha teased me about the romantic side of my character. Although I didn't want to admit it, I always knew she was right. She used to say that if I wanted to, I could be a very affectionate person.

At least this is what I believed in theory, since I had no experience regarding love in my life. These were the only love I had felt in my short life:

Martha, my foster mother—she deserved all the love that I could give to her because she was the first person who actually loved me, a boy with no home, no parents and no past.

The second was for the first true friends I had made. At the beginning, it was only Jack and Yuusei. We lived together; we played together and even ate from the same plate. When we met Kiryu we became the team called "Satisfaction," a gang with strong bonds. We fought together and we shared the same ideas and dreams.

The third love I felt was for the little kids in Satellite. They were orphans with no hope in their eyes whom I took under my wing and I tried my best to keep them happy.

However, I knew that when it came to girls, you should feel a different kind of love in your heart. What that feeling was I didn't have the slightest clue as I had never felt something special for a girl. Well, this was at least true until several days ago. Why is that? Because, I just met Sherry!

It was nighttime. Team 5D's and some other friends—actually it was mostly Jack's fan club—were celebrating for our first victory at the WRGP tournament. Rua said something that made Jack pissed off and when I supported Rua's side, Jack and I ended up fighting for the millionth time in our lives. I was used to it since we had many arguments, at least one or two in a day, for reasons that I had already forgotten. Jack's girls had just stopped us and started their own argument when she came in our garage... Sherry.

She was very pretty. She had long blond hair and beautiful emerald eyes, complemented by a smile on her face. I have seen many pretty women before, but this time it was different. It was true there weren't many pretty girls in my hometown. After New Domino city united with Satellite, however, I started living with Jack and Yuusei and I saw a lot of them, including Aki of course. However, for unknown reasons, I saw Aki only as a very good friend of mine. Sometimes I believed that one of those reasons included Yuusei's hidden feelings for her.

She introduced herself and came in while giving us her congratulations for our victory. Yuusei started the conversation since only he and Aki knew her already. For the rest of us, it was our first time meeting her. I didn't know about the others, but as for me, when I set my eyes on her… felt something weird. When the conversation fired up about Yliaster organization, I forgot that feeling at once and my interest focused on that subject.

Sherry was sure that Yliaster was hiding behind the WRGP tournament and she was determined to defeat any opponent in order to get closer to her goal—to find the ones who had killed her parents.

Everything that Yuusei had told us about her was true. She had a good reason to fight and win. It was like a "life purpose" for her. However, this wasn't just Sherry's battle, but ours too. Four of us had already been in danger—Yuusei, Jack, Ruka and Rua. Nobody knew who would be the next target…maybe me or Aki. From now on, we had to be prepared for anything. Rua was almost killed in the duel with Lucciano and I didn't want to remember how I felt when Yuusei and I spent one horrible day believing Jack was already dead.

Ruka had asked a very good question when she wondered why Yliaster was after us but Sherry's answer struck us like lightning. She knew we were all Signers and everything else about the legend of the Crimson Dragon. I didn't care to find out how she had learned about us. I started collecting all the evidence in my mind.

We had to find some answers or at least we had to do something to protect ourselves. Maybe that stupid clown Jeager could help us. After all, he was the one who took our engine program. However, Mikage informed us that he had gone missing. How strange! Yet, the strangest thing she said was about Director Goodwin. Three Directors had been assigned, whom no one else –except Jeager had met.

Jack's girls left and so did Sherry. I didn't bother myself wondering if I would ever see her again or why my heart beat faster when I saw her. Only the members of the team 5D's were in the garage but nobody spoke for a while. We were all lost in our thoughts, trying to understand and find a way to deal with this situation. Or, at least find a way out of it.

I was so confused about the situation that I put Sherry and my weird feelings for her out of my head for a few days. I thought it was nothing special and just took it as shock pertaining to her knowledge about Yliaster and us among other things.

To be honest, I was a little scared suspecting that maybe that feeling could be something more than that. Surprisingly, I was right.

I was returning home after a hard day of work when I spotted her near the port. She was standing at the edge of the road watching the sun set on the horizon. Her long hair shone in the golden light and danced in the wind. I had nearly forgotten how pretty she was. Now, seeing her standing there under the sun's last light, I thought she was the most beautiful girl in the world.

My heart beat faster and my mouth went dry. Feeling a little bit ill, I wished I was at home already. For a moment I accelerated in order to get home faster… but without realizing what I was doing, I drove my D-wheels closer to her. Why was I acting like this? I couldn't control my own body and my mind wasn't helping me one bit.

"Hi Sherry," I greeted her loudly, stopping my duel runner nearby.

Her shock told me that she didn't realize someone was near her. When she recovered from her surprise, she looked at me, saying nothing.

"Sorry," I apologized quickly and I got off my D-Wheels, moving closer to her. "I didn't mean to scare you. Don't you remember me?" I asked her softly and I prayed that she had indeed committed me to memory.

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