NOTE: This is the first story of a planned-three story set. It requeires you to have read Tsubasa Chronicle (or watched, it doesn't matter) up past 'Piffle World', or things may not make much sense. Also I split this story into two to get on with the 'Syaoran=Syaoran Li' plot. So please don't complain if I don't explain things here. I also won't be posting the outtro chapter endings that I normally do on FF.net (which is where the original version is).
Rating: 12+ (I'm English, so we use a visually-age based system). Mild violence and possible language.
Disclaimers: I don’t own Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle or Chobits, or any other crossovers which may appear, but the three OC villains are mine.
Darkness and total despair had rocked the town of Tomoeda once again.
Two twelve-year-olds ran for their lives as explosions rocked around them.
“Run!” Syaoran yelled to Sakura, “Run, Sakura-chan!”
“What about you, Syaoran-kun?” Sakura Kinomoto ran as fast she could as the darkness loomed overhead.
“I’ll defeat the Second Brother.” Syaoran turned and unsheathed his sword. He turned to face the gigantic shifting creature that called itself Tamaso, and he stepped forward.
“Your reign and the reign of your brothers ends here!” Syaoran shouted, “You will not harm my friends any more!”
“H-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA…” the expanding mass chuckled in a loud voice, “I HAVE MADE YOUR LAND WORSE THAN THE NOTHING COULD DO, AND YET YOU DEFY ME. VERY WELL, MORTAL. I WILL KILL YOU.”
“Not if I get there first…” Syaoran grabbed a small scroll, “Raitei Shourai!” Syaoran attacked with a lightning-based spell, but the attack merely dissolved into the mass.
“Damn it!” Syaoran cursed, “I’ll have to try something else! Suiryuu Shourai!” Syaoran unleashed his water spell at Tamaso, but again, the water spell seemed useless.
“TRY IT ALL YOU LIKE.” Tamaso taunted, “THERE IS NOT A SPELL IN THE WORLD TO DEFEAT ME.”
“Kashin Shourai!” Syaoran attacked again, but again, the fire attack was seemingly dissolved. His last spell he knew would be useless.
“IT IS OVER.” Tamaso muttered, “I’LL GIVE YOU THE CHANCE TO SURRENDER!”
Syaoran stood his ground.
“Syaoran!” Sakura ran towards him. She grabbed him.
“Sakura!” Syaoran tried to shake her off, “Get off! Get out of here!”
“Not without you!” Sakura tried to pull Syaoran away, “Not without you!”
Syaoran forced Sakura’s hand.
“GO!” Syaoran yelled, “I couldn’t bear to see you hurt again, even if I should lose my life!”
“No!” Sakura got up and held the Star Wand, “No! I don’t want to lose you again!”
Sakura cried out and summoned a card – The Hope.
“What’s…” Syaoran stared down, “What’s this?”
“It’s hope…” Sakura began to cry, “Hope that you’ll be safe…”
“I somehow…” Syaoran felt his own chest, “Something’s different…”
Syaoran span round and picked up all four of his scrolls. The scrolls vanished and the light from them merged into Syaoran himself.
“Now, TAKE THIS!” Syaoran yelled, and he attacked using all four of his spells at the same time. The massive energy struck the centre of Tamaso and it began to collapse.
Syaoran appeared to collapse to the ground and Sakura ran over.
“NOO!” Tamaso yelled, “THIS ISN’T THE END! I’LL TAKE YOU WITH ME! AAAAAAGGGHH!”
First, Tamaso imploded, then exploded, sending a massive wave across Tomoeda.
“Get out of here…” Syaoran told Sakura.
“No!” Sakura cried, “No! Not without you!”
“I’ll slow you down… that wave will destroy us both, and then who will be left to face the last Brother…?” Syaoran whispered, “Go!”
“No!” Sakura grabbed Syaoran’s arm, but Syaoran whipped his sword and stopped it short of his own arm.
“Get off…” Syaoran demanded, “Get out of here… I want you to be alive… it doesn’t matter to me if I die… but even if I do I can’t let you die…”
“no…” Sakura whispered.
“DO IT!” Syaoran shouted with the last of his strength, “GET OUT!”
Sakura jumped back, and Syaoran attempted to stand, but he had to lean on his sword to get up.
Sakura watched as the shockwave neared, and did Syaoran the last favour she knew she would do for him. She ran. She ran for her life.
“Take me, then…” Syaoran snarled.
The shockwave finally struck and Syaoran shut his eyes.
“SYAORAN!” Sakura screamed as the shockwave died down. When it was gone, there wasn’t even a body.
No trace of Syaoran at all.
And as if to mirror Sakura’s sorrow, rain started to pour.
Keroberos and Yue landed next to their mistress.
“He may have been a brat kid…” Keroberos said, “But I don’t think he deserved that…”
Yue stared at the space Syaoran had been. It felt far too strange… it was the feeling that he was gone… but in a different way.
“The plan shall begin now…” Fei Wong Reed stated, placing a brown-haired boy into a stasis chamber after tattooing him and placing a spell which made him forget his past.