Chapter One... The Library

The day's of being a busy Card Captor were far behind Sakura and her friends. She had grown quite bored of her life, not having much to do but learn more magic upon more magic. Eriol had supplied her with endless refrences to which she was constantly sti cking her nose into. With her and Eriol being the only ones left around to keep the world safe, they lived in the same big house. The two story home they had gotten years and years before, supplied them with enough room for one to live comfortably with th e other.

Naturally their guardians were there with them, helping them both out with whatever it was that needed to be done. Nakuru and Suppi mostly lounged about playing chess or reading some sort of book. Keroberos was always eating as usual and played l ess video games as he stayed in his larger form most of the time. Only when the ocassion called for secrecy did he use his teddy-bear look. Yue on the other hand was and always will be the silent overbearing Yue she had always known, even since the first moment she had defeated him. Their workings together were far and few, and it was unknown to her as to why. Their friendship deminished after Oni-chan's death. It had come so quickly that neither of them recovered much. Sakura from her attachment to her l oving brother, and Yue from Yukito's love for her older brother.

Living with her was becoming extremely harder for him as the days passed on. He had always loved Sakura, but his other form had had other idea's on who he wanted to be with. Yukito and Toya's relationship was a mistake in Clow Reed's planning for the futu re, Eriol explained many years after they had all found out. He had said that Clow had not intended Yukito to be with Toya at all, and that he had actually intended Yukito to be with Sakura. W ell, since that option was now out of the question, no one really thought at all about whether or not Yue was the one who wanted her all along. From that first battle on her Judgement Day, he had felt something strangely odd, but familiar. It was the way he had always felt about Clow Reed he soon remembered. He did not, however, realize that it was true love until she was much older and continuing on in her life, accepting the card captor duties, and everything else that was thrown at her in the process. Her growing maturity did not help in his decision either, as it made being in her presence near unbearable at times.

Today was one of those days, as she stood on the tall ladder that perched her above many shelves of books upon books! Finding the book she was looking for, she returned to the ground and stepped up beside her quiet moon guardian. Yue spied her from the co rner of his eye and watched as she came up next to him, brushing the side of his arm. Sakura deposited the book and many others she held in her arms onto the desk top and started flipping through many pages. Yue glanced down to one of the leather-bound covers and mouthed its title. Magic's of the Eastern Moon...? Why was she looking up such simple magic, such basic of spells?? Sakura looked up at him, feeling eyes over her shoulder and found him eyeing the cover.

"I know that this is a very basic spell casting book, but it should help me with my studies." she told him, but he still looked at it. "Why must you do this low form of spell castin g. You do know your much more better than all this? Don't you?" he stated, holding up the book for her to see and then putting it back down on the table. Sakura shook her head and smiled up at him. 'Uh oh, not that look again!'

"Hmmm, that sounds familiar Yue. Didn't you tell me that the last time we were in here studying theses books. About a few weeks ago if I remember right." Sakura said, her hands on her hips in a slightly annoyed state. Yue hated making her feel anything b ut happy. Feeling slightly guilty, he turned away from her and crossed his arms over his chest and glared at the far end of the room. Suddenly he could feel her warm hand on his arm, as she turned him slightly back to look at her. "Yue, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to sound so upset. I just can't understand why you keep questioning my motives. I wish I could tell you, but.... It's personal." Sakura explained, hoping to bring him back out of his brooding behavior. 'How does she manage to be so caring, even after I have just questioned her?'

"Hmmm, that sounds familiar Yue. Didn't you tell me that the last time we were in here studying theses books. About a few weeks ago if I remember right." Sakura said, her hands on her hips in a slightly annoyed state. Yue hated making her feel anything b ut happy. Feeling slightly guilty, he turned away from her and crossed his arms over his chest and glared at the far end of the room. Suddenly he could feel her warm hand on his arm, as she turned him slightly back to look at her. "Yue, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to sound so upset. I just can't understand why you keep questioning my motives. I wish I could tell you, but.... It's personal." Sakura explained, hoping to bring him back out of his brooding behavior. 'How does she manage to be so caring, even after I have just questioned her?'

Yue turned slightly and looked down at her bright face. 'I should tell her, but... I can't. I just can't!' She suddenly saw a slight pained look on his face, and he looked away from her again. "Are you okay?" she asked coming in closer to him, attempting to find out what was wrong. He couldn't take being with her anymore. He stepped back from her and bowed. "Mistress I must leave, I have.... something I must do!" he said, his voice sounded forced. Sakura was confused now, not entirely understanding why he was so quickly wanting to leave. Perhaps, she thought, he was running away from having to tell her what was bothering him. Remembering how delicate he actually was, she thought him adorable at times. "Alright." was all she could say before he was gone out the large window, a few feathers fluttering to the floor in the air of his wake.

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Well, I hope that you liked this. I have a little bit more to do, but... I hope this was satisfying enough. I hope to have the other chapter up soon. Give ya all a little time to wait, make you come back. ^_~

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