Title: Crystal Picard, Cardcaptor

Rating: K

Summary: Children don't have adventures, don't really face danger, but when Crystal Picard opens the Clow book, unleashing the most powerful creation of Clow Reed, she finds herself on the path to become the most powerful sorceress, and Mistress of the Clow Book ever. Why? Because Clow Reed saw her before he died. Crossover of Cardcaptor Sakura, but no Sakura.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters, except Crystal, and I'm making nothing from this.

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A/N: This takes place during the Episode: The Enemy.

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Chapter 17: Something Special

"Now I need for you to stay in your quarters for a while," Beverly told Crystal.

"Why?" she asked.

"Because the Enterprise is due to meet with a Romulan and things might get messy."

"Yes, ma'am," Crystal said.

"I'll let you know when it's safe to come out."

When she was gone Crystal turned to Kero. "So, what do you want to do?"

"Why don't we work a bit on your magic," he suggested.

"I'm in," Crystal said.

"Okay, we're going to work on you creating things," he said. "Not anything permanent, but it will be great practice. Now let's sit down and let's focus on connecting with your magic and trying to make a small snail."

Doing it during a bout of rage was easier than just doing it when you didn't feel the need to destroy half the ship. Still Kero told her that she had made something appear and that called for a break.

"Learning how to control your power is different than a preset magical words that you have used," he told her. "It took many years for Clow Reed to master what he mastered. But, you'll get it."

"Glad someone has faith in my abilities."

Despite what other parents might think of Crystal and her ability to follow instructions Crystal never left her quarters. She spent time practicing, eating, reading a book, moaning when Kero got too excited about a movie that made no sense to her, and wondering when her mother would be home. Finally, at long last, the door opened and in walked her mother. She looked tired but even Nurse Ogawa, who was with her, was surprised that she hadn't left.

"So how was your day?"

"Great, except listening to Kero complain about seven movies that he watched not having enough sweets in it."

She sat down and said, "I told your father that you stayed in your quarters all day. I think that he was impressed that you listen."

"Mother, I know which side my bread is buttered on."

"Hay, I want some food."

Crystal glared at him and said, "Kero, that's really rude."

"But, I'm hungry."

"And I'm sleepy, nice to meet you hungry."

Beverly laughed.

"So how did everything go?" Crystal asked her.

"We had some problems but we managed."

"So I don't have to worry about being blown up."

"Of course not," Beverly said.

She was glad to hear that.

"Picard to Crystal."

She tapped her badge, "Crystal here."

"I need for you to come to my quarters and bring that little bottomless pit with you."

"Hay, I know you're talking about me," Kero said.

"I'm coming," Crystal said. "Hay, Kero, chill."

"Calling the dignified guardian beast a bottomless pit."

"Come on, Kero, and stop yelling at people."

He huffed but went with her.

Crystal had only seen the door to her father's quarters when Li had done that nasty enchantment on her parents. She pressed the button and then waited.

"Enter," he called out and the doors opened to let her pass.

The Captain's quarters were huge. All around the room she could tell that he was big on books and the sea. The man in question was behind his desk, which looked hooked up to everything.

"Ha, there you are," he said. "I've got a bit of a problem and I thought you might be able to help."

"Sure," she said.

He got up and walked over to a shelf that had a box on it. Taking down he went over and sat it on the table.

"Every time I try to open it the thing won't open," he said. "And I was thinking that what you can do might help me get it open."

"I'll give it a go," Crystal said and she took out her key. "Oh Key of Clow, Power of Magic, Power of Might, surrender the wand, the force ignite…. Release."

She grabbed the growing wand and locked it into place. She brought one end down and something black reacted.

"It's the Shield Card," Kero said.

"What does the card do?" Crystal asked him.

"Oh it's a very special card that Clow Reed created," he said. "It's designed to protect special things. Things that are connected to the heart."

"Sounds sweet, but how do I make seal it," she said.

"Well you do have the Sword Card now," he said. "And it will cut through anything."

"I'll try it," she said and she pulled out the Sword card. "Sword Card, transform my wand into a sword." She slammed the wand against it. "SWORD CARD, RELEASE AND DISPELL."

She raised her wand and instantly it became the sword that had taken control of her father. She brought it down and a thin line of light came through and went through the Shield. The blackness formed a shield and she said, "Return to your power confine…. SHIELD CARD."

The familiar shape of a card appeared and Shield was sucked in. Soon it was back where it needed to be. At once Crystal signed her name, making it hers.

"Give it a try," Kero said to Jean-Luc.

He put the key in the lock and the box opened. At first it looked empty but then a tiny box was looking at her.

"This was for your mother," he told Crystal. "I wanted to marry her but, she was still lost."

He opened it and a beautiful ring was staring at them.

"I'm glad I was able to help you get it," Crystal said.

"I'm glad as well," he told her. "Would you like to have dinner as father and daughter."

"I would really love it."

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A/N: The Shield Card has got to be one of my most favorite cards. It has a simple, but sweet, job and that's protecting what matters the most.