Cold LifeAll was visual;
Winter, a suggestion
Open back packs, turning pages, strangers walk purposefully,
You stood by the bus stop chanting some rhythm in your mind
To distract from your visible breath
Hanging like a white sheet you swear might be a ghost.
Looking for morning
A streak of sun to coax your soul
Back behind black lashes
sweet sleep cancelled by
Nature has held stronger grudges than any
Yours and mine
Blunt and blind hurtling sorrow
Tore clouds and earth apart.
Those gentle moments before the world went insane
A child's comprehension, boundless,
Like merciful moon, glowing, innocent.
Desperate days of worry
Waste the glassy contour away
Is tainted, stricken, sharp
Like sad little people slowly disappearing beneath white dust
A snow globe or a trap?
Winter leaves no comment.
FH Chapter 24CHAPTER 24: Cursed position.
"Syaoran," Sakura said, gently touching her friend's shoulder. "Syaoran, I back!"
"Safe and sound, just like I promised," Kyo said with pride.
Syaoran opened his eyes and sat up. He could see! Madame Pomfrey was sitting beside him, glad to see he had recovered nicely without her.
"I can't tell you how happy I am that you all made it back safely!" Syaoran said, bursting with joy.
"If I had been here, I could have mended you in my sleep," Madame Pomfrey said with regret.
Dumbledore made a grand entrance into the hospital wing, with a jubilant reaction from all. "I see that Sakura now has recovered all of her memories?"
Kyo blinked. "Sir? You knew? About Sakura, and the other dimension travelers? And that Voldemort was seeking the feathers?"
The headmaster nodded. "Yes. But Voldemort didn't need to know that. I knew that this would be a journey that these children needed to see through, and that the only way for Voldemort to gain a false sense of security woul
FH Chapter 23Chapter 23: Kurogane's Curse
Kyo ran as fast as he could to Fai's office. He was relieved to see Ami already there.
Fai looked startled by Kyo's reaction. Kyo blushed in embarrassment. "Fai, what is the plan, I mean for a suitable weapon with which to fight?"
Fai smiled. "Well, we will rely mostly on our wands and wits, but I have something additionally in mind." He called Mokona over. "Mokona, we need to talk to Yuko, the space-time witch."
Mokona closed its eyes and shot out a beam of transparent light through its mouth. Kyo fearfully backed away. Wasn't this the same witch who took away Sakura's memory of Syaoran so that she could travel with the group? Ami took a step back as well, though she responded out of her surprise. A tall, lean woman appeared within the light. "What's up?"She asked.
Fai cleared his throat. "I need that spell that we discussed earlier."
Yuko frowned. "The spirit wave orb as I warned you, has purifying abilities that are enhanced depending u
FH Chapter 22Chapter 22: Oh Snap! Not Dumbledore!
Kyo told the others that they also needed to be on their guard. They planned to attack on Sunday-- that would be a long enough time to wait. Painfully wait.
"How are we supposed to attack if Snape has Voldemort on his side?!" They asked.
Kyo grinned, "I know, it's not like we can use magic or anything. Hasn't Fai been preparing us all for this since day one?"
Saturday came around and was very much like the previous. They visited Hagrid and helped him water the mandrakes in the Green House, sprinkling them also with a magic powder that supposedly would encourage them to sprout. For their Devination class, they worked on palm reading as homework. But the quick day came to an end and Kyo prepared a meeting with the others.
But only Ami showed up and after a while, her face swelled with tears.
" I just heard Yusuke went missing and now....Everyb-b-b-body's disappearing-" Ami was sobbing.
"Ami--" Kyo said faltering.
Sakura Haruno, Rukia and Ino appeared
FH Chapter 21Chapter 21: The Grim?
Kyo told Syaoran what had happened as best he could.Angrily, Syaoran attempted to rise from his bed.
"That monster!" He said making a fist.
Madam Taffy came in and asked groggily where Sakura was. Kyo answered truthfully: They didn't know.
Kyo briefly told Syaoran that he had to inform the others, and then he left. Syaoran could tell that something was stabbing Kyo's heart, and it wasn't just Sakura's kidnapping. It must be Yuki, he thought sadly.
Syaoran wasn't feeling so good himself. Never in his life, since he was a child abandoned and alone, had he ever felt this vulnerable and useless. This was one of the times Sakura really needed him. And he couldn't help her.
Kyo left for the table in the Great hall. It felt strange to be sitting there without Sakura. He remembered the first day they had met there. His memory wasn't sharp, but he recalled Sakura had been exhausted. Now he knew she came from a different dimension and t
FH Chapter 20FH Chapter 20: Hearing is believing
Kyo couldn't see much through the darkness, and he didn't to be seen by his wand-light. As he headed for Fai's office, he took the shape of his animagus animal: the cat. In his hurry, traveling on instict, he was already at the office door. Kyo was good enough at magic that he could cast an opening charm without the use of his wand. However, The spell on this door was not simple at all. This was intriguing, perhaps he had not come to the right place after all. Fai would have no reason to seal his office shut.
Placing his alert ear to the door, he heard a voice. Was it Yuki's? No-- his evil twin, Kyo figured. Drat, he hadn't heard what he had said. Stay calm Kyo! He thought harshly. You have to listen.
"Maybe, but Master, we have three more days. Then the potion for Sakura will be complete." Snape's voice...
Yuki sounded as though he were smiling. "Good, and then this little one will give me anything I want."
Kyo was horrorstriken. Was she in there wi