Yay new chapter. I'm on a roll today. I finished a one-shot and two other chapters. Yes! I'm in school now so expect many more updates and hopefully better ones!
Thanks to AngelEmCuti and TamoumatheStarWarrior for reviewing. I'm kinda hoping that I would get more reviews because I'm so close to getting 100 reviews for my Kingdom Hearts fic I'm writing, but I'm not complaining. Whatever you give me is good enough for me! Basically I plan to finish with 10 or none reviewers so it's all good.
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The next morning dawned very somber and solemn in the kingdom. The disappearance and death of their beloved Princess Sakura had seemingly taken the life from the people living there.
Shaoran had barely slept at all during the night. When he did manage to sleep, nightmares invaded his dreams, they consisted mostly of Princess Sakura dancing joyfully within fields of flowers.
Everything seemed so…, so worthless now that she had been removed from his life. He needed her so much, and now that she was gone forever he finally realized something very important…
"I wonder if she ever loved… me?" He thought in despair.
He had never gotten to know how she felt about him. Was he just a friend to her, or more of a brother? He needed her so much. He had taken for granted of all the time he had been able to be with her… Tears started to fill his eyes, but he stopped himself from crying, again.
"I must be strong… I must be strong…" He repeated over and over to himself in hopes that those words would help him to find his courage.
He wiped off the remaining tears and started to dress himself. The King and Queen had requested that everyone living within the castle were to come to a meeting. Once he finished dressing he quickly ran down the many stairways within the castle. He stumbled here and there because he was running without any want or desire. It was only because the King and Queen wanted him there.
"I wonder why they wanted me.. Can't I just grieve for my love…!?" He thought sadly in his head.
He arrived at the designated room where the meeting would be held, and after finding an open chair sat down at the table to wait for the King and the Queen to arrive.
It did not take them long to arrive and the meeting began shortly thereafter. However, before they had a chance to speak Shaoran rudely interrupted them out of grief for Sakura.
"Why would the witch want to attack Sakura?" He asked in a confused tone. "Sakura never did anything to the witch, yet she killed her! Why… Why would she kill Sakura!? Why!?" He shouted angrily at the King and Queen. They looked surprised at his outburst but they quickly understood since he didn't know the whole story yet.
"Calm yourself Shaoran and I shall tell you the entire story." The Queen replied seriously.
Out of curiosity and respect for the Queen Shaoran quickly retook his seat and remained silent.
"Thank you; now let me explain a few things first." The Queen began. "When I finally gave birth to Princess Sakura, we held a big celebration and everyone from our Kingdom came. The three fairies and your mother came as well. You were just a small baby and it was then when Yelan and I decided that you and Sakura would be engaged."
"Whoa what?! Sakura and I are… engaged?!" Shaoran almost screamed again. He couldn't believe it! His mother had never told him! No one had ever told him and only now that Sakura was dead was he finding out that the person he was in love with was actually engaged to him the whole time.
"Yes, it was planned too be announced at the Princess's birthday party last night. However, right before we could tell you two Meiling attacked." The King informed the young Prince.
Surprisingly Shaoran remained silent so the Queen took it as a sign to continue. "Sakura was also given magical powers as a gift from the one of the fairies as you well know, along with the gift of beauty and cheerfulness."
Shaoran nodded his head signaling that he did know about that.
"But what you do not know is that Sakura isn't truly dead." The King said, interrupting his wife.
Shaoran looked at him in confusion. "What, what do you mean she's not truly dead?! I saw her die before my own two eyes!" He shouted.
"Yes, you did see what you thought was her being killed. However, she is only in a very deep trance, she is not truly dead. You see, while Master Eriol was alive he had special training sessions with Sakura alone. For quite a long time, he trained her to learn this technique in the event that Meiling did show up to try and kill her. It is a protective type of shield that defends against the attack. It also makes to person attacked appear dead thus fooling the opponent into thinking their attack was a success. Only someone that has great magical power can reawaken her. That person is you Shaoran." The King informed him.
Shaoran was so shocked. "The Princess is not dead… she's still alive…" He muttered quietly as tears welled up in his eyes. "And only I can save her from this monster…"
"Yes Shaoran, you are the one destined to save her." The King and Queen both affirmed.
"Then what must I do?" He asked in a deathly serious tone.
Yes Sakura is not truly dead! Shaoran must of course save her! Next chapter, Shaoran is briefed about the plan to save her and head toward Meiling's dungeon. Yay! I hope you liked this chapter!