Shielded from the hairy world

Sakura gets back into the swing of things with the shield card and reconnects with an old friend, Sayaka!

Date: 2017-04-03
Pose Count: 26
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 01:23:34 74381
It was a day like any other, the sun was shining, birds were singing, it was the weekend so everyone could have fun and sleep in if they wanted. Life was good. Everything was good.

There was plenty of times to do whatever a person wanted, just have to get dressed, brush teeth, open the jewelry--

... Open the jewelry...

Every time the key was put towards the lock, a small lil ping would sound and the key would shoot out. If she tried to slam it or break it open, a small circle of light would surround the box, protecting it.
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 01:28:23 74382
    Yes, life was good for once, and Sayaka was finally finding purpose to her life. And it had all started with this golden musical hairclip that Kyousuke had given her. And even though he had not turned out to be the great love of her life, she always wore it to remind herself of the wish she had granted to him, and her promise to become a good Puella Magi and to help other people as she had helped him.
    But now as she attempts to open the box, something strange happens. Is it some sort of magic spell? "Dammit, what's going on?" she tries the key a couple more times, before using a small metal knife to try and pry open the lid. When that doesnt work, she does indeed toss it to the floor in frustration, and is quite surprised when a circle of light surrounds it.
    "Now seriously, this is ridiculous! Who put a damned curse on my box?" she grumbles, trying frantically a few more times to open the box, before dropping it on the drawer with a sigh. Saya should really go without it, it's getting late and she'll miss homeroom again. She already got a warning, but..
    Being slightly superstitious, she's prone to think that something really baad might happen if she doesn't wear her hairclip. "Oh, what to do...?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 01:34:51 74383
Sakura Kinomoto had been hanging out with Tomoyo. There hadn't been any cards in AGES, so they were just relaxing. Which meant Sakura had been roped into dress up! She was wearing a cute lil blue dress with a lil half cape/wings thing on the side and an adorable little hat when she suddenly sat up, looking around. "Wait, do you...?"

"Sakura?" Tomoyo asked, looking out from behind the camera.

"I think... I sense a card."

"Wow, Sakura-chan! Really? Let's go!"

"W-what? But it's the middle of the day," she said, her cheeks flaming. "I can't go out like this!"

"Why? You look adorable!"

She got even redder. "Kero-chan!"

The little stuffed animal critter glanced up blearily. "Huh? Wuzzat? Oh. Yeah. Adorable. Whatever you like... zzzzz..."

Sakura sighed and picked him up. "Fine. Let's go..." she muttered, before turning and racing out into the street and... getting a few looks.

Meanwhile, the box just bounced, glimmering in its light, though the light of the barrier disappeared after a few moments. LEaving it trapped inside.
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 01:47:20 74384
    Sayaka sighs as she stares at the box. "I dont understand! I just want my hairpin back..Maybe it's silly but, ever since Kyousuke gave it to me, I felt like I had a purpose, like I wasnt just fighting in vain.."
    She narrows her eyes, climbing to her feet. "Fine then, if that's the way you wanna play.." bringing up he r soulgem ring, Saya murmurs some magical words underneath her breath. As if in response to her will, her soulgem glows brilliantly blue, then suddenly surrounds her in blue ribbons of energy. The next moment, Puella Magi Sayaka stands there, pointing her sword at the box.
    "If a regular key wont work, perhaps magically enhanced brute force will!"
    She lines up the box with her sword, preparing to strike it in half. Hopefully she wont destroy the pin in the process!
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 01:55:21 74385
Silence seems to flow over the area, the world stands still. And then...

As she raises her sword, she suddenly hears the door bell ring.

Company? Now? This early in the morning? Gah! Who could it be?

After a moment, she'd be able to hear talking from downstairs.

"We're part of a play! Sakura-chan is playing the lead!" Tomoyo offered. Sakura wanted to dieeeeee. Her cheeks on fire.

"Would you allow us to come inside and tell you about it?"

Sakura wondered if it was possible to die from over embarrassment. Because she was pretty sure she was close to it if she could.
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 01:57:36 74386
    Sayaka blinks, "Huh? Who's at the door?" she strains to listen to the voices, but cant quite place the voice. She only met Sakura the one time in the hospital afterall. But of course she must be here to see her. Still the voice sounds somewhat familiar, if she can only place her.
    Saya leans her head against the door, waiting to see if they'll come upstairs..
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 02:08:16 74387
After a few minutes... "Sayaka-chan? Can you come down? Apparently these young girls have come about a play?"

Sakura just sighed and tried to look... not horribly embarrassed. She was horribly embarrassed so it didn't work. She gave a weak little grin.

"Oh, yes! It's a story of love and romance! Sakura-chan must fight off a great demon in order to save her prince who has fallen deathly ill!" Sakura wondered how big this pit was going to be that Tomoyo was going to dig for her...
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 02:13:13 74388
    Sayaka sighs, hearing her mom calling her. Oh great, so much for figuring out this hairpin nonsense. "Who is it, mom?" she frowns as she opens the door slowly, peering over the second floor railing. Oh! It's that girl..Sakura. The card captor magical girl..And who's her friend?
    She smiles faintly as she climbs down the stairs. Well, maybe she can help her with her problem if it's a magical one. "Hey! Sakura-chan! How've you been? I'm so glad you're out of the hospital..And who is your friend? I just love your outfits!"
    She arches a brow, "Hmm, what's this a bout a play?" but glancing between the two of them, she wonders if this is about something else entirely. "Oh! Right, that one! Umm, sure! You guys wanna come to my room?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 02:16:40 74389
Sakura Kinomoto glanced up and her eyes lit up. "Oh! Sayaka-chan!" she said happily, before running up and hugging her! Ack! Her mom looked confused.

"You know these girls?" Pause. "Oh, you know about the play? Err... well... ummm, have fun then. You should tell us about these things though, Sayaka."

Soon, back in her room. Sakura sighed. "Sorry about lying to your mom like that. Sayaka-chan, this is Tomoyo-chan, my best friend. Tomoyo-chan, this is Sayaka-chan. She has the coolest sword things in the world and she's soooooo awesome!" she said with gleaming eyes. "And this is Kero-chan!" She picked him up, then sighed. He was sleeping. "He's... been very sick lately... sorry."
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 02:37:13 74390
    Sayaka smiles, returning the hug, "Sakura-chan..I haven't seen you in a while. I hope you've been well?" she nods to her mom, "Sorry mom, last minute plans..I gotta go, see you!" and she runs back to her room, the two girls in tow.
    Once the door is securely locked, she lets out a deep breath, looking back at the two younger girls, nodding and smiling at Tomoyo. "Nice to meet you, Tomoyo-chan! Welcome to my crazy strange world!" she's got a stereo speaker in one corner, piled with a big stack of CDs; On her dresser lays the plain wooden jewelry box that holds but a single piece of jewelry; her golden musical shaped hairclip.
    Other than that, Saya doesnt have a lot of girly or pretty things in her room and it is somewhat plain.
    Finally, she looks towards Kero-chan, and curiously pokes at him, "Ooh, I thought he was a stuffed toy! How cuuute! Does he talk too? He kinda reminds me of Kyubey only way cuter, and probably a lot less evil.."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 02:51:15 74391
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, hugging Kero. "Yup! Kero-chan has been helping me with the cards! Well, had been. Ever since he got sick he's been spending a lot more time sleeping and I'm really starting to worry about him. On top of that, I haven't sensed any cards in a while. Well, until now. Sayaka-chan, have you noticed anything strange? I... sensed it earlier. A clow card. I jsut don't know which one. It could be any of them..." She glanced around. "I can't sense it now, though..."
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 03:11:05 74392
    Sayaka frowns, "Oh, poor guy. What's wrong with him, he got a cold?" she peers intently at the cute fuzzball. "So, is he kinda like your familiar, or something?"
    However, it seems there are more important things at hand. When she mentions a Clow Card, Sayaka nods slowly, all business now. "Hmm, now that you mention it, I've been having trouble openning this.." she turns towards the dresser, picking up the polished wooden box, showing it to the younger girl.
    "At first, I thought maybe I was just pushing too hard on the lock, or maybe the lock was broken or something..But watch this.." she tosses the box on the floor, and it flashes with a strange energy, "It's practically unbreakable. and there's that strange light. Do you know what that's about? Is it magic?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 03:30:47 74393
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "Yeah. He's the guardian of the cards. He helped me find them and he's the best. He always has words of encouragement to help me when things get back."

She looked confused, then gasped, her eyes going wide. "Oh, don't--" But it was fine. In fact, it was shielded. She blinked a few times. "Oh. Huh. I... think it's magic. Kero-chan?" She shook him.

"Strawberry pie...."

She shook her head. "I don't think he'll be able to help. Ummm... Hold on." She put kero down. Tomoyo grabbed the camera and recorded. "Key that holds the power of darkness. Reveal your true form to me. I, Sakura, command thee under convert. Release!" The card swirled in her hand for a few moments, then formed into her magic wand. She nodded, then looked down. "Okay! So it's a..." She paused. "I... ummm... Return to your true form! clow card!" Magic swirled, but nothing happened. She frowned, then tapped it with the wand. "....Well... I think it's a clow card. I can sense the magic. But... I'm not sure how to break it..."
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 03:37:05 74394
    Sayaka frowns, "Some kind of Clow Card? How exactly does that work? And why would it be sealing my jewelry box?" She is momentarily stunned as she watches Sakura's impressive display of magic as she summons her wand. But..Can she do it?
    Saya waits apprehensively for the chest to unlock and then..Nothing?
    "Huh?" she picks up the box and shakes it. "So..What should we do? It seems to have created some sort of a shield around the box. I wonder..."
    Standing up and laying the box on her bed, Sayaka grins and she pulls out her soulgem and transforms again, "Alright..And i'd better lock the door, or it'd be weird explaining the flashy lights and swords." she smirks as she goes to lock the door before returning to face the box again.
    "Before you came, I was about to try and cut it open with my sword. Surely this much power can break it! Hyaah!!" she yells as she slams the sword down on the box with a deadly precision..
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 03:48:29 74395
The sword just bounced off it, not even leaving a dent in it. Sakura frowned. "Ummm... I think you're going to need more power than that. What's in the box? Is it important?"

"Huh?" KEro asked.

"Kero-chan! You're awake! Listen, there's a clow card and it's making some kind of barrier that--"


Sakura sighed. "Poor Kero-chan..." Tomoyo said softly, holding the little cutey.
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 03:50:28 74396
    Sayaka frowns, "Well, that wasn't full power. If I went at full power, I might just slice my bed in half. Hmm..." she peers out the window, pondering, "Perhaps we should continue this on the rooftop, unless you have a suggestion? You're the expert here on Clow Cards, so you probably know how to approach this better than I do.."
    SHe pauses at her next question, considering, "Hmm, well, it's just a gold hairclip shaped like a musical expression. It's got some sentimental value, I suppose, it was given to me by someone special.."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 03:57:22 74397
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "Oh? Did your daddy give it to you?" Sakura asked. She then nodded. "Right, outside works. Meet you on the roof?" She and tomoyo headed out and she used the float card to allow the two of them to fly up, onto the room. It was slower, but it would get them up there without hurting themselves or risking hurting themselves.

"And don't worry, we'll break the card and get your special object back, okay? Everything will definitely be alright!"
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 04:07:17 74398
    Sayaka shakes her head. "Well, no...Not my dad.." she smiles wistfully, remembering the day that Kyousuke gave it to her, but follows Sakura and her friend, carrying the box to the rooftop. Sayaka cant fly, but instead she leaps from the balcony to the rooftop of her house. It's not too high up anyway.
    Meeting Sakura and Tomoyo and the fuzz ball on the rooftop, she looks down at the box in her hands thoughtfully. "It was a birthday present from a childhood friend of mine. Actually, I had a crush on him for the longest time, but I never worked up the nerve to tell him..And then he got into an accident, and I was chosen by Kyubey to become a Puella Magi.."

    It seems so long ago now.."I made a wish to heal his hands so he could play the violin again, because I thought maybe he'd like me. But he ended up dating a friend of mine instead. Even so..." Sayaka softly strokes the lid of the box, "I was happy I was able to help him, and now I wear this pin as a reminder of my duty as a Puella, to help all those in need.."
    She glances curiously back at Sakura, "Do you think the sentimental value of the pin has something to do with the Clow Card that's trapped it?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 04:12:01 74399
Sakura Kinomoto stared at her. And... looked like she might cry. And then she hugged Sayaka, tightly. "Oh my gosh, Sayaka-chan! You're so amazing! You're so selfless and caring! Giving up so much for him and then letting him go so he could be happy! You're just the most amazing person ever!" she said happily, hugging her tightly. Awwww, lil sister love.

Once she was done, she nodded. "I-I'm sure it is! The cards really are nice! I bet it realized how important this thing is to you, and so it's trying to keep it safe! But it doesn't realize how mean it's being about it. But I'm sure it'll keep it safe until we can break it out, okay?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 04:16:38 74400
    Sayaka's cool blue eyes shine brightly, returning a warm hug, "Heh, thanks Sakura-chan, you're pretty cool yourself, although.." she sighs, "I dunno, I guess I was pretty torn up about it at first, and then I realized I just had to get on with my life, I had to make that sacrifice mean something. Otherwise, I may have lost myself to despair, and.." And she's saying too much, and she is hesitant to reveal the true nature of Puella Magi.
    Instead, Sayaka forces another smile as she pats the girl's head lightly before releasing her. "Hmm, so it's what, some kind of..Shield card?" she frowns, starting to get the idea, "Hmm, so maybe we can somehow convince it that my hairpin is safe enough without its help, but..How do we do that? Is it possible to even talk to a card? Can they understand you?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 04:27:14 74401
Sakura Kinomoto shrugs. "No idea. They usually require some kind of show of dominance to beat. Ummmm... like the fight card needed to be beaten, the freeze card needed to be melted, lots of them need to be captured. Do you have any really big attacks you can hit it with? Something really, really powerful that'll do a lot more?" she asked.
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 04:31:35 74402
    "Hmmm.." she nods, "Well, I guess that makes sense. So I gotta show it whose boss huh? Like, I'm strong enough to protect it?" she grins, setting the box down on a stone pillar and stepping back, "Alright, let's see.."
    Sayaka has a number of attacks at her beck and call, but what level of power will she truly need to break the shield on the box? And Saya would prefer not to break the box in the process. "I guess, I'm not sure of my own limits, but I'll just try a couple of things..STand back! This could get messy!"
    And as she says so, Sayaka takes several steps back herself, peering down the length of the sword at the box. Bringing the sword vertically in front of her face, she then swings it around in an arc in front of her, tracing a half circle. The sword flashes and glows brilliant blue, leaving a number of glowing blue orbs hovering in the air before her.
    "Shooting...STinger!" She yells, and summons six swords to surround the one she wields, hurling all of them, one after the other at the box.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 04:42:18 74403
The assault hit the shield and left large cracks along the shield, breaking it apart and shattering it to pieces after a few moments. Leaving the box safe within. The shield then reformed into a small wing?

It hovered in the air a moment, glimmering... then slowly it began to send out tendrils of light towards the box again. Ack, it was going to do it again!

"No! Return to your true form! Clow card!" Sakura yelled. The tendrils of light were sucked into the small card that formed in front of her, a glimmering, sparkling card, before flying up into the air and...

Floating down in front of Sayaka. Sakura blinked and gave a nervous chuckle. "Errrrr... I ummm... don't suppose you'd mind if I keep that? Eh heh...?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 04:47:23 74404
    Sayaka's swords vanish after they have done their job, and the Puella Magi steps towards the box cautiously. "Huh..That was almost too easy!" she grins, about to grab her box when the shield attempts to reform. "What!? No way!!"
    Hastily, she reaches for the box, trying to shoo the tendrils of light away. Then Sakura does her magic, commanding the tendrils of light to return to the face of a card. Sayaka pauses as she watches, totally impressed. "Wow, that's awesome Sakura-chan!" she grins..
    Then suddenly it lands in front of her? "Hmm? Why'd it land here?" curiously, she picks up the card, and after inspecting it thoughtfully, she hands it back to Sakura. "Here you go, I believe this belongs to you."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-04-03 04:52:06 74405
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, taking the card. "They go to whoever ended up beating them in the end. Though, honestly I try to keep them now ever since Riventon-kun... took them," she mumbled, not looking too pleased about that. Hey, he said he was just lonely and wanted them as friends and she WANTED to believe him. But she didn't. Well, she did but not fully. Kero-chan had been acting weird since and she was worried Riventon taking them might have something to do with that. She wrote her name on the card and added it with a grin. "Another one down! We're almost there, Kero-chan!"

"Mmmm... fish...."

She chuckled, then gave Sayaka another hug. "Thanks for your help! So, ummm, while we're here, we can keep you company for a little bit, if you like?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-04-03 05:05:31 74406
    Sayaka smirks, "Heh, guess I really did show 'em whose boss, eh?" but of course she has no use for the cards, having no idea how she'd even control them. "And I'm sure they'll soon learn that you are their true boss..."
    She runs her fingers over the box, then pulls out the key, testing it in the keyhole. Will it open this time..? But of course the shield is gone, and it pops open easily. "Thank goodness!" she smiles as she pulls out the shining silver pin, pinning it up in her hair where it belongs, "I'm so relieved I got this back!"
    She does frown at the mention of Riventon however, "Geez, that guy's got his finger in every pie, doesn't he? Guess I gotta keep an eye on him soon, too!" Not that Saya possesses anything that he might want to try and steal from her, at least that she knows of!
    Finally, she looks back to the two girls and grins, "Of course! It's been a while and I missed you, Sakura-chan! Feel free to stay as long as you like! Shall we return to my room though? It's getting dark and chilly up here!" Not that she minds so much with her super powers but..