Big sisterly talk

Cure Spark tries to talk with Sakura and see if she can help. It doesn't quite have the result she hopes.

Date: 2017-09-09
Pose Count: 22
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 19:44:45 82476
Sakura Kinomoto was having the best day ever as she trailed behing Yukito... and her brother. She had a big box of candies held in her hand.

"Now don't eat any of them, little monster," her brother said, making her scowl when they came to a stop.

"I'm not going to eat any!" she snapped.

"You've really been a big help, Sakura-chan," Yukito said before turning around and picking some off the stack she carried, adding it to his own. "Now, I'll be right back," Yukito said before walking into the large building. She sighed contently, watching him go. It was some kind of charity thing, and she was carrying more than just candy. But not only was she helping people, she was spending the day with YUKITO! How was that NOT the best thing EVER? She sighed contently before leaning against the wall and sighing. She pulled out her water bottle... awwww, empty. "Shoot..."

"Here," Her brother said, holding out his.

"Ugh, I'm not drinking after you. Bleh."

"Just dump some into yours, monster," he said with a roll of his eyes.

She hmphed... but did so. Completely missing the look of concern on his face.
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 20:02:09 82477
"I thought you all missed me!" Cure Spark jests.

"HAHAHA! You think too highly of yourself. Especially when there are people like me in this world." The pink clad General known as Hoshiwa retorts with a mouth full of cake. "Terribad would you make me some more delicious sweets? This cake is not nearly enough." A massive terribad wearing a chef's hat begins waving its arms in the air. As it does, things begin changing. One building turns into a massive stack of pancakes. Another looks like a giant box of pocky. Still another looks like one of the most amazing looking crepes ever. Vehicles turn into bonbons, Mochi, marichino cherries and just about anything else thats sweet. The sidewalks and roads take on the slick form of icing.

Spark sighs, She almost forgot just how much the Oresky Trio annoyed her. "Leave it to a selfish girl like you to turn something as amazing as pastries and candies into something so nasty. You are going down for this one!" She launches herself and unleashes a barrage of punches at the terribad knocking it backwards a little. She leaps backwards. Quickly turning the dial on her prebrace she calls out. "SPARK SURGING BEAM!" A beam of electrical energy explodes from her hands and slams into the terribad. Just another day in Tokyo Really.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 20:10:06 82478
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times. Crap, she sensed magic. But she was with Yukito! Oh, and Touya. But Yukito! She didn't have magic, it wasn't her problem, she had no cards and... she still had to see. Because she was Sakura. "Did you hear a ringing? Oh, it's my phone!" she said.

Touya blinked. "Ringing? There isn't any--"

"Oh it was on vibrate, that's all, i better ... Hello, yes! What? Oh dear! I uhhhh..." She covered the mouth piece, as if there was someone there. "Touya-kun, can I go take care of this? I'll catch up soon, i promise!"

He blinked and nodded. "Well... sure. You know where to meet us."

She nodded, leaving the boxes behind and zooming off down the street and...

Wait, turning things into cakes? She liked this villain! She came to a stop at the end of the street...
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 20:26:50 82479
Cure Spark keeps fighting. Its amazing how things change. One day she was a normal girl. It seems so long ago considering It was only a year but... that is neither here nor there. Quickly She launches herself at the terribad. Another round of punches and down it goes with a big thud!

Hoshiwa sees this and gets annoyed. "Kindabads! Take care of my light work." A small army of small black sunglassed figures come rushing out. They look like the Terribad but are human sized. They begin surrounding Cure Spark.

"No new tricks, Hoshiwa?" She asks as she turns her dial again. "SPARK SPRITE ERUPTION!" Quickly she throws her fist in the air. An explosion of red electricity explodes from the ground sending kindabads flying backward and giving herself some space. With a smirk, She pulls out some cards and loads her mirror. Her clothing changes looking like a red poodle dress as she begins dancing around. Swing music rings out as bubbles fill a red back ground. "Strawberry Swing!" She smirks a little. By now the terribads are closing in. "Water Drop Hop!" Water whips around her as she takes the hand of one of the kindabads. She starts doing a lindyhop dance with him. the other kindabads begins cheering happily as they enjoy the dancing. Suddenly the black figures turn white and float away.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 20:32:01 82480
Sakura Kinomoto came around the corner to see the terribads. Froze in place. Then quickly backed up behind the corner, hiding behind the wall and peeping out behind the wall. Is that... Cure Spark? It's Spark-sensei! She almost called out. But not now, she didn't have her powers and the other girl had it under control. Going in now would likely just get her, and possibly the other girl, hurt.

So instead she watched and then scanned the area for any sign of anyone who needed help.]
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 20:42:42 82481
The only person who hasn't run away is trapped in a coffin shaped mirror with a red ribbon wrapped around him. He is helpless.

"Its time to end this." SHe looked at the the terribad and snickers. "Curiosity turn into Sacred Power!" Everything goes Violet with lightning bolts crashing all around. Love Prebrace! Pretty Cure BALL LIGHTNING!" A pair of lightning cross behind her forming her symbol. It moves in front of her and turns into a ball. She quickly punches it sending it into the Terribad.

The ball of lightning wraps around the terribad and lifts him off the ground. "Sooo Relaxed!" The terribad states as its lifted off the ground and purified.

Light of curiosity Return to the Heavens!!" The terribad vanishes and the mirror disappears as does all of the sweets.

"You horrible girl! You insult a real lady like myself and take away my sweets?! You will pay for this!" Quickly Hoshiwa vanishes, teleporting away with her umbrella.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 20:51:54 82482
Sakura Kinomoto watched and then, slowly... she came out. And slowly walked towards her. "H-hey! Spark-sempai!" she said, giving a wave.

Right off the bat, the girl might notice something was off. One, Sakura was here, no wand out. Two, the wand that was always around her throat, the key, wasn't there. Three, she looked nervous as heck, couldn't meet the girl's eyes. Four, she looked really guilty, as if she'd just watched a fight and hadn't helped.

Internally, she couldn't help but feel guilty. Her friend had been fighting and she... hadn't been. What kind of friend was she?
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 21:01:37 82483
Strawberry Swing smiles to Sakura and gives a little wave. "Hey Lil Sis! You look well." She states. Does she know? Yes. She simply lets it go for now. The Pretty cure is actually really calm despite the crazy fight she was just involved in. Quickly she moves toward the chef who had been stuck in the mirror. Carefully she takes his hand. "Hey its alright. You're safe. Come over here and sit down. You fainted." Not the truth but easier to accept saying he was sealed in a mirror. She smiles, "Just sit down for a few moments and you will be fine."

Quietly she walks over to Sakura and gives her a soft hug. "Hey. Are you alright?" She asks with authentic concern. "I am sorry I was gone for so long. I was just... I was a Foreign exchange student. I shouldn't have gone."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 21:04:38 82484
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, then gave her a tight hug. "I'm fine. I really missed you. A... a lot has happened..." she said softly. "A whole lot..." Sakura was in the hospital, some of the cards were stolen, she almost died, she caught most the cards, Kero returned to his true form, she had stood amidst a crowd of people as they exploded into blood and... she shook in the other girl's arms as the memories flooded through. "I... I w-was out with... Touya and Yukito-sempai..."
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 21:09:50 82485
Strawberry Swing looks at her friend and just continues to hold her. "Listen. I heard a little about what happened. I wish I could relate but I can't." She frowns and just hugs her a little tighter. "Listen. No matter what, you are a magical girl. I know some terrible things have happened. You aren't alone though. You have friends and none of us will abandon you. Think about the fighting lessons.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 21:16:04 82486
Sakura Kinomoto cringed and nodded. "I... I'll still help. I just... can't. I can't be a magical girl anymore. I... I'm scared," she whispered, shaking, her fingers latching onto the other girl.

"I'm sorry. Can I just... I just help in other ways? Please? I don't want to... be... I don't want to be like that anymore... please..." she said softly. "I just want to be a normal girl. Just... just help in different ways..."
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 21:23:38 82487
Naomi Yomada quickly powers down, returning to her normal Naomi form. Quietly she leads Sakura over to a bench. She sits with her little sister and smiles to her. "When you seen me fighting with the terribad, What did you feel?" She askscuriously. The violet haired girl slips her glasses on her face. No. She isn't trying to pull a clark kent. Her vision in her human form is not the greatest.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 21:25:49 82488
Sakura Kinomoto sits down and then glances off to the side. "I don't know... proud of you? You've gotten a lot stronger, Yomada-sensei..." she mumbled, her arms around herself. "You didn't need my help. I... never really helped, anyway. All I ever did was get in the way. Or get hurt. Or make other people have to fight to protect me..." she mumbled, hugging herself tight and closing her eyes.
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 21:28:40 82489
Naomi Yomada looks at her, "Your instinct wasn't to jump in at all?" She smiles a little. "And no. Think about it. Anyone who is starting something new needs to learn how to do it right? You don't just jump into a fight and instantly win. You train. You learn. You get stronger, and you grow. That is how things work. Even for Magical Girls. Also what would have happened if I did need help?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 21:30:09 82490
Sakura Kinomoto lowered her eyes and looked really guilty. "I... I would have called for help?" she tried, chewing on her lower lip. Oh she was giving the kid universal look for 'I feel so guilty i could cry I'm so sorry please don't make me say what we both know I'm supposed to say'.
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 21:37:01 82491
Naomi Yomada shakes her head, "You would have jumped in. You'd have done your best to save me. Even without your abilities." She sighs and frowns. "What happened was a tragedy. It wasn't your fault. You can not take this on yourself. Magical girls are not perfect. We can't be everywhere. We can't save everyone. All you can do is your best. Imouto-chan, I know you. I know you did your best. You save who you can. You can not control an enemy sadly. If we could, Phantom wouldn't have a graveyard full of mirrored precures. Each one is a failure for us. Plus... You're touched by magic. No matter what happens, you will know when things are happening. You will see it. Can you really walk away?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 21:40:58 82492
Sakura Kinomoto lowered her eyes, her lower lip trembling. "I... I..." she whispered, her arms crossing over her chest as she shook in place. "I-I should really get going. Touya and Yukito-sempai are waiting for me," she lied, trying to get up and rollerblade away if Naomi let her.

She was running. As hard as she could. Would all of the world's magical girls be able to stop her, before it was too late?
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 21:45:58 82493
Naomi Yomada looks at Sakura and takes her hand. "Sakura-chan. You know I'm not going to give up on you. I'm not just a big sis to you. I taught you to fight. Those lessons. They don't just apply to combatting magical enemies. They apply to just living. You are the card captor. You are the one who can work with your cards. You have saved many lives. Remember. Every time you captured one of your cards you were saving lives. You. Sakura. You saved lives and did a lot of good as a Magical girl."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 21:51:38 82494
Sakura Kinomoto froze and then lowered her eyes. "No I didn't..." she whispered. "I wasn't needed. Takashi-sempai took the cards, too. He did far better with them than I ever could. He never got sick, or lost his powers, or... or any of that. Maybe he was supposed to have the cards. Maybe if he'd been there, maybe those people wouldn't have died. He wouldn't... maybe he w-wouldn't have failed l-like i did..." she said softly, her hand shaking in the other girl's grip.
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 21:55:31 82495
Naomi Yomada looks at her friend. "Takashi? I've heard of him. But he wasn't chosen to be the Card Captor. You were. You let them out. You get them back. You are not allowed to dump this on others. Just like I'm responsible for what happened here today. You get strong by doing stuff. Please imouto chan... don't give up. You have greatness in you. I have faith in you." She smiles and lets her go.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-09-09 21:59:49 82496
Sakura Kinomoto took her hand back, staring at it. She then looked to Naomi. "Naomi... I..." she whispered... then turn and skated off as fast as she could, struggling not to burst into tears.

She was chosen. She had to be the card captor. But what if she couldn't be anymore? What if she wasn't able? Couldn't they understand? she was scared. Terrified. She... didn't want anyone else to get hurt because of her.
Naomi Yomada 2017-09-09 22:03:10 82497
Naomi Yomada frowns and watches as her friend takes off skating away. She looks at Lilac who happens to be with her and was being silent. "My nose can you itch it?" She does so. The fairy sneezes and a card pops out. "I wish we could help her more."

"I do too Lilac. Right now, she needs time. She needs to recover. When bad things happen, sometimes its hard to get over it."