Not so -chan anymore!

Haruna meets with Kero-chan! Or rather, Keroberos, now fully grown. They talk and plan what to do to help sakura.

Date: 2017-05-18
Pose Count: 22
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 20:03:47 76749
Sakura Kinomoto had been asleep for HOURS after the card capture. The minor burns didn't help, the fact she'd used so much magic. Of course, Tomoyo called every two hours to check on her and was making sure that her dad and brother didn't worry.

But yeah. Sakura still hadn't woken up. Which was probably not the best thing for Haruna's state of mind.

Know what was probably even worse for it? When a giant winged like... sphinx or some kind of giant flying cat monster LANDED ON THE ROOF and likely spooked Corvus if he was paying attention!
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 20:07:48 76751
Haruna Kurosawa took Sakura to the little safe place she has underneath the shop. It's past closing time so nothing is really gonna be bothered if she stays down here and paces a nice little oval groove into the floor, right? Haruna Kurosawa wishes she could... transfer energy easily, which she can't.

Corvus is indeed playing lookout on top of the roof when this giant cat monster thing lands on the roof and the seagull squawks out loud. "Oh god! What!?" he calls out. "I outta go get Gull!" he calls out as he tries to take off!
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 20:15:33 76754
Kero moved quickly, pouncing once like the giant cat he was and, with a simple gesture, pinned Corvus down under a mighty paw. Oh no. This was how it ended for the poor familiar. Eaten by a giant monster cat. He should have seen this happening. He should have KNOWN this would happen. That fortune teller(which may or may not have even happened) was totally right.

"Corvus, calm down," the cat said in a deep voice. "It's me, Kero. Where's Sakura?" THIS DID NOT LOOK, SOUND OR SMELL LIKE KERO. THIS WAS BIG KITTY! THIS WAS KITTY YOU RODE INTO BATTLE! But, on the other hand, this kitty wasn't eating him, so... maybe it was in Corvus' best interest to do what he said.

Seriously, how many cakes did he have to eat to get to THIS size?!
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 20:36:11 76758
Corvus is freaking out. "YOU DON'T WANNA EAT ME. SEAGULLS AREN'T NEARLY AS TASTY AS CHICKENS!" he says. Oh then the thing says he's Kero and he blinks. "Eh...?" he asks with a series of wide eyed blinks. "Sakura is in the basement with Gull-chan. She's kind of super worried sick and doing what she can." he offers. "Erm...."

"Can you use the back door please? It's unlocked and stuff or I can take you down there." he swallows. Maybe he won't eat him!...or Gull. Maybe.

Haruna is still pacing. She pours herself a cup of coffee from a lukewarm carafe she's brought down with her. Then looks at the cup, blinks, pours it back in then just begins drinking straight from the carafe.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 20:39:08 76762
Kero nodded and let him go. "Good, lead on," he said with a frown. Of course... once he got down there and saw Haruna, he sighed. "She captured the fire card, didn't she?" he asked. "I could feel it. Most of my power has returned to me, allowing me to return to my true form. But..."

He trailed off, oh, there was definitely a big 'but' to that. "... Was Sakura hurt? Is she okay? The fire card is a dangerous card. I... should have been there to help her." There was tension there. Hard to pick out, likely, as she'd likely never seen him like this. But it was definitely there. His nails were digging into the ground a little...
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 20:50:31 76765
Haruna is too busy pacing to notice the big cat immediately it's on the upswing that she 'aaiiieeees!' She grabs a broom. "BAD KITTY! BAD!" she says like this giant cat was a giant housecat. Corvus immediatly stops her from doing something stupid. "It's /Kero/." says Corvus.

Haruna blinks. "Eh...? Okay then. That's an odd form though. Lot bigger. Less cuddly." she huffs.

"Anyways... yeah. The Fire Card was sealed/captured but we don't have it. Riventon does." she grates her teeth a little. "Sorry." she says. "It was 'help Sakura' or 'get card' and... well. Obviously I chose save Sakura." she says meekly.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 20:59:40 76767
Kero harumphed. "This is NOT an odd form. I am the majestic and powerful guardian of the Clow Cards, as created by Clow Reed himself!" Eesh, hit a nerve there? Awwww, he was pouting. "And I am -not- a bad kitty. Hmph, the nerve."

His features did soften then, and he shook his head. "No. Sakura takes priority, always. We can get the cards back. But Sakura can't be replaced." Hey, at least he was a good guardian. Sorta. "However, there might be another problem. I... was hoping it was just my imagination, but I'm certain of it now. The cards I am guardian over, that I draw the majority of my power from. They're tainted. Now that the fire card has been captured, I have more access to my power. But the fire card is very important to me and y power. Whatever this... Riventon is doing, is having a... corrupting effect on me. I can resist it, fortunately, as I have the ability to draw power by eating as well. But..." He trailed off and shook his head.

"If this continues, what this person is doing is... tampering with everything. This could very well cause a great disaster to befall the world, if we don't stop him and get the cards back for Sakura before it's too late."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 21:13:38 76771
Haruna Kurosawa has put down the broom already as she sighs and sits and still drinks the coffee from the carafe like she's some kind of sleep deprived mad woman trying to stay awake. She listens with a frown. "Wait."

"Riventon is DOING something to the cards?" she asks. She frowns a little harder.

She sighs. "She hasn't woke up yet. I hope she does soon." she says flatly. "She can't fight if she's like this." she mutters.

"And I can't capture these cards. She's gotta." she says. "I already have my own card trouble." she says with a mutter. "Unrelated cards." she says softly. "And if I should use them or not to fix my own problem." she sighs.

"I'll try to help. Okay?" she asks. "I just need to speak to some folks about it." she says.

"People that don't mind dealing with that particular jerk."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 21:17:58 76773
Kero nods, his eyes lowered. Oh, there was definitely something he wasn't telling them. "Good. We just need to get them back soon. Most of the cards have now been caught, there's only a handful left. If they're all caught before Sakura has them back and she's in good shape... then..." He went quiet for a moment and shook his head.

There was a low groan from the other room. SAKURA! The girl's eyes opened and she started to sit up. Or rather, try. The blankets were so warm and she was so tired. She managed to get them half off herself and slightly sit up, before collapsing back down to the bed. "Ugh..."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 21:34:18 76775
Haruna Kurosawa can hear a groan and an 'ugh' and she scrambles into the other room and looks down at Sakura as she places the back of her hand against Sakura's forehead. She frowns and says. "Sakura-chan, are you awake now?" she asks.

"Kero-chan is here and he's like a big cat thing." she says softly.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 21:36:39 76776
Sakura Kinomoto stared up at her and blinked. "H-huh? No... Kero-chan is really small. Silly Haruna-sempai..." she mumbled softly. She stared up at her dreamily. "You know that..."

"Actually, Sakura..." Kero said as he walked in. "As the fire and earth card have both been captured, I have returned to my true form."

Sakura stared and... "W-wow... Kero-chan... you're so... so..."

"Regal? Majestic?" he asked, a smirk on his lips.

"Adorable!" she said with a big grin.

Kero acked, almost face planting.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 21:47:09 76777
Haruna Kurosawa hehs and shakes her head. "I'm glad you're awake finally! Tomoyo has been calling a lot. When she calls next I can tell her you're awake!" she beams wide. She ohs and gently escapes out of the room for a moment as Corvus flaps in and lands on the nightstand. "She'll be right back." she said.

"Haruna was really worried about ya! Her and Aki have been worried. Though Haruna's been the one making a circular track in the floor." he rolls his eyes.

Haruna comes back with a simple cheese sandwich and a glass of milk. "Here!" she says.

"You should eat something Sakura-chan. This is light!" she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 21:57:07 76779
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, taking the sandwich and nibbling it. She then glanced up. "I... I'm really sorry for worrying you. I... I didn't mean to. I just..." And then her eyes drifted closed for a moment.

"Sakura!" Kero said.

"A-ah! Sorry! I just... I've been so tired lately..." she mumbled. "I could.... barely even use the cards."

Kero frowned. "That doesn't seem right. Your magic power should be more than able to deal with the cards, now. You've been practicing with them all the time and you have even managed to use two at once." He glanced to Haruna, as if looking for an explanation. "How long has she been like this?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 21:59:40 76780
Haruna Kurosawa blinks. "What. You didn't know?" she asks Kero with some concern. "A couple weeks now. She's been acting tired. But it only got super bad recently." she says as she taps her chin. "She talks about a dream sometimes..." she says softly.

"Of being in a cage and stuff." she says softly.

"I thought she'd been overdoing it and needed a rest before this happened." she frowns.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 22:12:53 76783
Kero frowned and patted his chin. "Dreams, huh? For a normal person I would say not to worry. But, Sakura, you have magic. It's quite possible that you're dreams are a warning of the future. Which... could mean that someone, or something, is targeting you. And that's why you're so tired." He gave a deeper frown. "Someone may be trying to weaken you, before they attack." He let out a low growl. "But don't worry, I won't let anyone hu-- ACK!"

It was at that moment that Sakura reached out and hugged kero by the head, pulling him in for a snuggle. He flapped his wings and flailed his paws. Ack, no, trying to be regal and awesome, Sakura, totally ruining the moment!
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 22:36:23 76787
Haruna Kurosawa snorts and giggles insanely. She looks to Corvus and smirks. "If I hugged you like that you'd choke to death." she says. Corvus sweatdrops. Unless he was in human disguise at least. She sighs and looks back and nods. "That's what I think. That's why I tapped a friend to look into that." she says softly.

"My best guess is it's Riventon but..." she shrugs. "I need to find people willing to help me who have the ability to." she sulks a bit.

"I need to make some calls given this new information though." she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 22:52:41 76790
Sakura Kinomoto glanced up, giving another soft yawn. "Huh?" she was obviously not all here. "W-what? No... I... I can't..." She let Kero go and tried to sit up. "P-please don't... don't worry yourself. It's okay, H-haruna-sempai. I-I'll deal with Riventan-sama. I just..." And almost fell out of the bed. Kero had to duck down to catch her mid way.

"Sakura, you're exhausted. It's obvious your magic powers are being extremely drained. And I'd bet a strawberry milk shake with extra sprinkles that this Riventon is behind it."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 23:12:20 76791
Haruna Kurosawa nods. "I agree. You're not dealing with Riventon-sama until you've rested and even then, Not alone." she says. "Aki's kind of super upset at what she saw too, and she doesn't even know the whole story." she says.

"I'll have to introduce you to my sister!" she says.

"Okay? Not alone." she says wearily.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 23:22:27 76792
Sakura Kinomoto shook her head. "I-I'll be fine, I'll-- ACK! Kero-chan!"

He sat on her and glared down. "I am Keroberos, guardian of the cards and their keeper. Which is you." And then he laid down on top of her. "And I will not allow you to meet with this Riventon alone, either."

"Kero-chan, you're being childish!"

"I am being your guardian. And if you try, I'll call Haruna on you. And make HER drag you back. Got it? Now promise."



She sighed and... "I won't meet with Riventon-sama alone. I promise. I'll get my friends to help. Happy?"

"Much." This was sakura. No way SHE'D break a promise.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 23:30:28 76793
Haruna Kurosawa nods. "I will totally drag you back, lil sis~" she sings out. "But yeah. Riventon means big problems, Sakura. He isn't a... he isn't really a wholesome person." she says. "He's friendly, but only when it suits him or he's getting something from it." she says a little softly.

"Don't worry, everything will be okay!" she with a wider smile!
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-18 23:38:22 76794
Sakura Kinomoto sighs and nods. "I know. I'm sure if I could just talk things out with him, though, I could settle this. I'm sure he's not really THAT bad a guy." Ah... hah hah ha ha." She hugged Kero. "I just... I think he's lonely and... zzzzzz...."

Kero sighed and nuzzled her head. "I should probably take her home. But... I will keep an eye on her. But her magic is getting stronger, so something must be attacking her. And if she's having dreams... they could be warnings. We'd best keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn't go anywhere alone until we solve this. Maybe one of your magical friends can track down the source?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-18 23:41:41 76795
Haruna Kurosawa nods. "Yeah that's the idea. I think I know who to contact to start to figure this out." she says with a grin. "You can stay here with her until you think she's ready to go home. Feel free to eat what's in the fridge down here but stay outta the shop unless you're leaving!~" she says.

She goes to go poke folks now with texts!