A/N: okay crazee-animefwreak here! well this is chapter twelve of Unforgotten and i'm glad you could make it back. review when done, excuse grammatical errors, and don't worry how the story will progress. i've got it all in the bag. but thank you for your concerns! So let's begin! Oh and I'm back in school so it'll be harder for me to update this and my other fanfics. But I'll try updating whenever I get the chance okay? And I might've messed up on Yelan's description, if I did, forgive me…

Summary of last chapter: Syaoran got a call from his mom to meet with the elders, but Syaoran has decided that he doesn't want to go. He especially doesn't want to tell Sakura. at least, not yet anyways. but during a conversation between Syaoran and Eriol, Sakura happens to hear on the conversation. Now the elders are on her mind. What will happen next?


Chapter Twelve

Breakfast was done and while Syaoran and Eriol were in the living room watching T.V and talking, Tomoyo and Sakura cleaned up.

"Hey Tomoyo?" Sakura asked while she dried and handed Tomoyo the dishes.


"I was wondering…but who are 'the elders'?" Sakura asked handing Tomoyo a couple of dishes.

"Why do you ask?" Tomoyo's voice sounded like it was trembling a bit.

"It's something I remembered this morning, but I don't really remember who they are." Sakura smiled weakly.

Not looking at Sakura, Tomoyo continued to put the dishes away. "I don't really know that much about them. I guess if you want to know you should probably ask Syaoran. He'd know…"

"That's true…" Sakura sighed. "But can't you just tell me a little bit about them?"

"Well, I guess that they're a part of Syaoran's family. They seem to be the one's who control the actions of the family. I don't know if you remember, but Syaoran is going to be the head of the family. So the elders, they decide whether Syaoran's actions are good or bad…and…"

"I see." Sakura grabbed a couple of dishes and began to help Tomoyo put the dishes away. "By the way, why does Syaoran have to be the head of the family? Isn't it usually the father who is head?"

"Well, Syaoran's farther passed away. And Yelan…well, I guess the elders wanted a male leader and that's why they chose Syaoran." Tomoyo said a bit sadly.

"Sorry to ask, but who's Yelan?" Sakura asked.

They had finished putting away the dishes and were now leaning on the counters.

"Yelan is Syaoran's mom."

"Do you know where she lives?" Sakura asked.

"She lives in Hong Kong, but I think I remember Eriol saying that she's staying here in Tomoeda for awhile, but I don't know where. Why do you ask?"

"Just curious is all." Sakura smiled. "Thanks Tomoyo. Sorry if I was asking too many questions."

Tomoyo shook her head. "Not at all. I think it's good that you're asking questions in order to remember things."

"I think so too. Let's go join the boys shall we?" Sakura asked while smiling.

Tomoyo smiled back, but even though she was smiling, she was bothered by a feeling that something bad was going happen, she just wasn't sure what.

Syaoran was passing down the hall when he saw Sakura putting on her shoes, jacket, scarf, and gloves, getting ready to go outside.

"Hey Sakura. Where are you going in this cold weather?"

"I'm just going out to the grocery store." Smiled Sakura.

"Do you want me to go with you?" Syaoran asked.

Sakura shook her head. "That's alright. It won't take long."

"Are you sure?"

Sakura let out a small laugh. "Don't worry about me. I'll be fine. I haven't forgotten my way around town."

Syaoran smiled. "Alright. Take care of yourself."

"Okay. I'm off." Sakura opened the door and gave a small wave before closing the door. She walked down the steps of the doorway and onto the sidewalk.

"Wow…it really is cold today. Winter's practically here." Sakura smiled.

Sakura was walking when she saw LaLa Petite Café across the street. "I wonder if Meiling's working today?"

So she crossed the street and entered the café and was greeted by a feeling of warmth and coziness. Meiling was making her way to the entrance to serve the customer, but was happy to find that it was Sakura.

"Welcome…Oh. Hi Sakura!" Meiling smiled. "Wait, let me show you to your table."

Sakura sat down and Meiling sat opposite of Sakura. "What brings you here?"

"Just wanted to visit and see if you were working today." Smiled Sakura.

"Lucky you. I just finished my shift and was on the way of changing, until you came in. So how've you been? Oh, wait. Do you want anything?" Meiling asked.

"A cup of tea I guess."

"You got it. I'll be right back." Meiling got up and headed to the back. In a couple of minutes, she came back carrying a tray with a teapot and two little tea cups, along with two slices of strawberry cheesecake. Setting the tray down, Meiling said, "It's on me, so don't worry about it."

"So again, how've you been?" Meiling asked sitting down and pouring Sakura and herself some tea and giving one of the pieces of cheesecake to Sakura.

"I've been fine, I guess."

"Have you remembered anything lately?" Meiling asked taking a bit of her cheesecake.

"A little bit, but not much." Sakura answered.

"I see."

Sakura took a sip of the tea and put the cup down. "Meiling, I remember you saying that you're Syaoran's cousin right?"

"Yep that's right!" Meiling smiled.

"So I'm guessing you know his mother, correct?" Sakura asked.

"Yep, sure do. Auntie Yelan's the best." Meiling smiled even more.

"So then…do you know the elders too?" Sakura asked a bit quietly.

Meiling stopped eating her cheesecake and her smile dropped almost immediately. "Yeah I know them too."

There was a moment of silence before Meiling said, "Why do you ask?"
Sakura was hesitant. "I was thinking maybe the elders would have any idea of me getting back my memories. And I heard that Syaoran's mother was in town and thought maybe I should ask Syaoran's mother about them."

"What makes you say that?" Meiling asked staring at the cheesecake.

"I heard Syaoran talking about it with Eriol. About how the elders could give me back my memories. Oh, but don't tell them I told you. Because then I would have been eavesdropping."

Meiling tried to smile; "I won't say anything to them. Don't worry. But if you're looking for Auntie Yelan, she's uh…she…went back to Hong Kong last night…"

Sakura looked disappointed. "Did she really?"

Meiling was nodding her head, and stuttering. "Y-yeah…s-seriously. She left yesterday…sorry."

"I see. Well, I should be going then. I'm sorry for bothering you Meiling." Sakura got up and gave a little bow.

Meiling got up and did the same thing as well.

Sakura gave a little wave. "I'll see you later. Bye"

"Bye…" Meiling watched as Sakura exited the café. "Please…please don't let Sakura meet the elders…and please forgive me too Auntie Yelan…but I hope she doesn't meet you either…" She whispered to herself.

Sakura sighed as she walked down the street. "She already went back to Hong Kong. I thought I was so close to getting my memories back…" Sakura had been looking up at the sky and when she looked back down, she had already bumped into someone. Taking a couple steps back, Sakura bowed apologetically.

"I'm really sorry." Sakura looked up to see a tall woman with raven black hair, blue eyes, and pale white skin. 'She's really beautiful…'

The woman looked at Sakura at first with a shocked expression, and then with a sort of kind and motherly expression. "Sakura…is that really you?"

Sakura was confused. "Um…do I know you?"

The woman didn't seem to have been offended at all. "I'm sorry. I had forgotten about your memory. Please forgive me."

Sakura shook her head. "It's alright…"

The woman smiled. "Still the same as ever. It's nice to meet you again, Sakura. My name is Yelan Li. I'm Syaoran's mother."

A/N: End of the chapter. Ooo, Sakura has met Syaoran's mom now…what will happen? Will everything be revealed to Sakura? or will it just be a reunion of friends? You'll just have to find out in the next chapter! Oh, and if anyone gets the feeling like Yelan's a bad guy…she's not… So thank you for reading and reviewing. Thank you so much. I'll see you again in chapter 13 of Unforgotten! Bye!