A/N: Four months since the last update, right? =sighs=

Well, anyways, i finally found some time to type this one up... in like, 30 minutes -_- I actually typed it up on April 1st, but i didn't get around to posting it until now.

I hope it doesn't suck too much :D

EDIT: I can't believe I forgot Sakura's birthday was also April 1st... Thank you AngelEmCuti for telling me! Um, I added some parts to it to incorporate the birthday part and everything, and personally I like it better now, but... yeah.

Disclaimer: one day, in my dreams, I will own CCS. but otherwise, nope.

Things You Should Never Do Concerning Your Crush

13. Believe him when he asks you out on April Fool's Day.

April Fool's Day

It was April 1st today. You know, April Fool's Day.

Sakura had walked onto school campus, no different from her usual cheerful self. I mean, why would she be? It was just another day that happened to be full of pranks. Of course, she never participated much in this custom, being a very bad liar and all.

And by the way, did I mention today was her birthday as well? Everyone knew this, so even if they did play tricks on her, it was never anything bad.

Well, until today.

"I like you," he had told her. "I really really do like you. Will you go out with me?"

She was absolutely shocked. "R-really?"

It was the happiest moment in her life. Her cheeks blushed pink, her heart raced fast. She couldn't believe this… was this for real?

The answer? No, it wasn't.

He immediately broke into a giant grin. "Haha! April Fool's day, loser!" He shot one last nasty look at her, and ran away, laughing.

She opened her mouth, but no words came out.

The shadows were long now, the sky painted various shades of purple and orange. The air was cold, but Sakura couldn't feel it anymore.

She sat just outside the school gates, dry trails of tears streaked on her lightly tanned cheeks. Her auburn hair hung over her eyes like a veil, the tips of her bangs still slightly damp from her tears. How long had she been sitting here? How many classes has she missed? It didn't matter.

She couldn't believe how foolish she had been. It was so obvious it was all just a joke, and yet…

"Oi, you're still here?"

She looked up, knowing it was a mistake. It was the last person she would ever want to see. Syaoran Li. Sakura looked back down, not wanting to say anything to the one who had ripped her world apart.

"I thought you had cheer practice today?"

Oh yeah. Cheer practice. She'd totally forgotten. How typical of her.

"Go away," she muttered, facing away from him.

He sighed, and squatted down to her level. "Look, I'm sorry, ok?" He ran his hand through his hair. "I'm really sorry, Eriol dared me to do it, and… I don't know."

"Then why'd you do it?" Sakura whispered, her voice dry from crying.

Syaoran stayed quiet.

"You knew it would hurt me, but… but you…" Her word were caught in her throat as tears welled in her eyes. "You did it anyways."

Syaoran looked away, unable to handle the sight of Sakura crying. "I… it wasn't supposed to be like this, honest! I was supposed to tell you I liked you, and ask you out… for real. But then, I kinda… wimped out… and used April Fool's Day as an excuse."

So that was it, huhn? The great Syaoran Li, admitting he was afraid to ask out plain old Sakura Kinomoto? What a joke.

"Yeah, sure. Uh-huhn."

Syaoran ran his hand through his hair once more, more frustrated this time. "Just believe me, okay?"

Sakura said nothing. She wanted to believe him. She wanted to more than anything. But… it was too unrealistic.

"I… I even bought you a present… you know, for your birthday." He remembered her birthday? Syaoran took out a small wrapped box from his pocket, which Sakura accepted rather reluctantly. "It's… a bracelet. With sakura petals and stuff. I… thought you might like it."

Sakura opened the present tentatively, slowly. And sure enough, she liked it. No, loved it. The thin silver chain with a little light pink sakura flower... It was beautiful.

Despite her joy, tears came to her eyes once more. What if this was all just a joke too? How did she know what to believe? She didn't want to play the fool again.

"Please believe me…just this one time…Please?"

Sakura inhaled deeply. Syaoran Li never begs… never. But he just did.

Maybe he wasn't lying this time, then.

"Alright then," Sakura said as she allowed him to wrap his arms around her. "But just this one time."

A/N: bleah. don't really know what to say about this one ;D

R+R please! :)