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Everything's gonna be all right, Sakura... by wishluv Everything's gonna be all right, Sakura... by wishluv
When he was a child, he thought that he could protect Sakura’s heart from ever being broken again. Today, Syaoran didn’t have a handkerchief to lend her. Today, he did not know the right words to say nor even be able to comprehend the hurt in Sakura’s heart. Instead, he knelt down on the ground next to her in the moonlit playground where the ringing of children’s laughter had faded into echoes of yesteryear. Though he wanted to hold her in her arms and tell her those magical words that he too had once believed in six years ago in this very spot, today, he could only watch her frail shoulder tremble. Her golden-brown hair was matted against her cheeks from the wetness on her cheeks, and he tentatively reached out and brushed her hair away. “Hush now. It’s going to be all right. Everything’s going to be all right.”

Somehow, the unexpected kindness from Syaoran out of all people brought even more tears to her eyes. She fell forward and buried her head into his shoulder to hide her face from him.

“Never…” he murmured, but did not finish his sentence.

If Sakura had looked up today, she would not have seen on Syaoran’s face that look of pain and sorrow mixed with the tiniest bit of relief that day at King Penguin Park when she had been rejected by Yukito-san, but instead, a look of pain and sorrow and anger, anger not at her nor Eron, but anger at himself. But she did not see, since as the moon waned, she cried her heart out into a chest that was warmer and more reliable than anyone else’s. And for that moment, she was grateful that Syaoran was neither friend nor boyfriend nor ally nor enemy but just Syaoran.

- The New Trials of Card Captor Sakura, Chapter 66: The Truth in the Heart [link]


This is a scene in Arc 4 of my fanfiction the New Trials of Card Captor Sakura that I've wanted to draw because it parallels the scene in Card Captor Sakura when Sakura cries into Syaoran's arms after Yukito-san rejects her, which I think is one of the best-done shoujo anime scenes ever considering their age. And of course it's at King Penguin Park.

The older Syaoran I think is probably not feeling just compassionate but pretty angry as well that someone else managed to hurt Sakura yet again. And this time, he could have done something about it.

Why I wanted to draw a sad scene for Sakura's birthday, I do not know. Maybe because it's Aprils' Fools Day? It's more of a concept art.

Happy Birthday Kinomoto Sakura 2013!!!

Have you guys checked out the new xxxHolic drama? I saw the first two episodes and I'm really enjoying Yuuko's costumes. And the ending song.

You can read my latest updates on my blog here:[link]
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Asumei Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I love the soft glow in this! I totally skipped the description when I saw that it's Arc 4, but now I really want to catch up, so I'd know what's going on here.
Alexikat9 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
this is my favorite one i love this! makes me want to cry as well big heavy sigh
nekochan213 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
This is so beautiful. I never got around to commenting when you posted it a few months ago, but I really like the lighting and the choice of color. This also is one of my favorite scenes in the anime/manga of CCS, and I thought you mirrored it wonderfully in your fanfic (also, it was no coincidence that you chose to have the same chapter number as the episode number in the anime, am I right?). :) Syaoran's pained expression is so in character that it's uncanny, while Sakura's tearfulness reflects her total devastation. You can even see the emotions in their postures, with both of them hunched over just a bit. Very well done!
dreamystarskye Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
So beautiful! :D
NewTrials Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Ouu, I really want to add this to the NT 100 Themes Project. First I was thinking "Twilight" because the quote said "moonlit playground" through the fan art is showing the setting sun but...

I think "A Place to Belong" would work really well because even if Sakura didn't have a label for Syaoran, it was where she needed to be. Let me know if you agree!
wishluv Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
It fits perfectly with the "A Place to Belong" tag. And I still have other pictures for remaining tags... Maybe after Chapter 69. And 70 ^^;
NewTrials Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Added! [link] I also added Kirei-chan's spin off fanfiction: The Sniffing Chronicles for "Unsettling Revelations" and The Secret Wedding for "Slow Down" now that I'm accepting poems and one-shots for the challenge. We're at 59%!

Take all the time you need for your submissions. After all, Prompt 100 is "Endings" so if you ever draw a fanart for the last scene of NT, the project might only be over after NT is concluded!

I created the "Reserve" option for that very reason: so that people can participate without the pressure. Mind you, special occasions do serve as a great incentive. ;)
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"zettai daibouju dai yo"; it'll definitely be allright.
I love this pic!
Dreamfollower Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nggaaaww! so kawaaaaii!! <3.<3
KireiBlossom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Awwwww, I *love* this scene. My poor S+S, Sakura looks like such a lost little child, and so *young* compared to Syaoran. (And so short too). Wish-chan, you really captured Syaoran's expression well - the pain, the sorrow and the slight anger from the way his eyebrows are a little contracted like that. And Sakura's tears look like they are actually falling; and her eyes are the most vivid thing in the entire picture.

I really like the soft sunset colours. And of course - King Penguin. Sniff.. I love this slide, almost like its part of my own childhood.

There's a new holic anime? Didn't holic end with that really crappy ending? So what's this about?
wishluv Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
There's a new live action drama. Never thought I would see CLAMP interpreted into live action. Not bad though. No Mokonas. Lol.
Draugurok Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student
Wow... just wow. It's amazing! Characters are really good and I love the color but the backgroud... my jaw dropped... it's AWESOME! I'm literally speechless... O.O
yanyuuki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Im so happy to hear that you are working on NT :squee:
I will be waiting for it!!
tannnnnyyy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Marvellous... This scene in Cardcaptor Sakura is one of my favourites... I just love the way this looks. Sakura and Syaoran look so close... I also love how tenderly Syaoran is holding Sakura... Great job in making this scene!!! Love the pic a lot! =)
NewTrials Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I'm so glad that it's canon! Into the NT Picture Book it goes! We've had a lot of great new fanarts for Meilin and Sakura's birthdays. We're looking forward to your feedback!
AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Hi Wish-chan! We knew we'd get an update from you on this special day. The soft colours are perfect. And any excuse for Sakura to be in Syaoran is good enough for me even though they were in that weird stage in their relationship. But what's amazing is that this is exactly what Sakura needs.

Thank you so much for the fanart. Though many of us are anticipating a chapter, can we at least except a blog post to see how you're doing? ;)
wishluv Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Oh no!!! You posted before I even got a chance to write a blog post! But next chapter's almost there... Just a little bit more~ Blargh... I can't show my face in the New Trialosphere anymore in shame at my lack of substantial update. But it was Sakura's birthday, and I get all excited to come April. Lol. I promise I will catch up with all authorial duties soon as Chapter 69 is posted... which should be soonish, hopefully. Thank you Amethyst for everything you've been doing in terms of fan projects... Haven't responded much (because I'm supposed to be submersed in writing,) but it's served as great inspiration and momentum for trying to get through Chapter 69 and 70. ^_^
AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Today I'm home for Easter Monday so it's easy to hang out at :devart: to wait for an update. Thank you so much for the blog update. 90% = AWESOME! April will be a great month for New Trials.

I'm so glad that the activity in the fandom is motivating you. And commenting on the fanarts after Ch 69 is released sounds good to me! The new fanarts aren't going anywhere, and I'm sure there will be others to come. ^_^
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