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Community: 20loves
Completed: 13 Sept 06
Claim: Cardcaptor Sakura, both tables

Title: One True Threesome (or: Feathers in Their Bed) [link]
Pairing: Touya/Yukito/Yue
Quote: 1. "Do you love me?"
"No."
"I love you."
"I know."
Words: 1987
Rating: PG
Excerpt: Touya woke up the next morning next to Yue. There had never been a more disconcerting thing.
writer's commentary

Title: Giving In [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo primarily, Syaoran/Sakura, Eriol/Kaho, Tomoyo/Sakura
Quote: 2. "Do you forgive me for falling for you?"
Words: 2082
Rating: PG
Excerpt: "You knew I didn't care, but you stayed. You stayed and I hate you for it, because before I knew it--" she began, and then looked mortified.

Title: Til Death [link]
Pairing: Fujitaka/Nadeshiko
Quote: 3. "I would rather walk the earth next to you as a ghost, than go to heaven and never see you again."
Words: 623
Rating: G
Excerpt: So as a substitute for whatever opportunities she took from him she loved him perfectly and unconditionally.

Title: Roses [link]
Pairing: Syaoran/Sakura; Sakura/Yukito
Quote: 4. "You look at me and my heart melts, even though you don't even try."
Words: 296
Rating: G
Excerpt: I have become quiet recently as my only defense against her beauty and charm.

Title: Let Go [link]
Pairing: Yue/Eriol, Eriol/Kaho, Syaoran/Sakura, Touya/Yukito, past Yue/Clow, implied Clow/Yuuko
Quote: 5. "The day you left I thought I would die. Strange thing was that was when I truly began to live."
Words: 1405
Rating: G, shounen ai
Excerpt: All the moon angel saw was that his beloved master had died and now he'd returned, and he didn't want Yue anymore.

Title: Prove that You Love Me [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Syaoran primarily, Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 6. "If you ever cared about me, even for a moment, leave now. Don't look back, just leave."
Words: 871
Rating: G
Excerpt: "Prove that you love me," Meiling said petulantly. He sighed and rolled his eyes.

Title: Yours [link]
Pairing: Touya/Yukito
Quote: 7. "Even though you never told me you loved me, I know you do. I can feel it."
Words: 505
Rating: G
Excerpt: His face made me laugh. He took such an effort to be grumpy, as though people were watching him all the time and giggling when he smiled.

Title: Heart's Deaths [link]
Pairing: Syaoran/Sakura; past Syaoran/Yukito
Quote: 8."You're worth it."
Words: 313
Rating: G
Excerpt: I might die if she cannot change the cards, I thought.

Title: Don't Cry [link]
Pairing: Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 9. "If I had known that simply loving you was enough, I would have done that long ago."
Words: 221
Rating: G
Excerpt: She gave me courage: I couldn't bear to write and say I would never return, for I knew her next letter would be tearstained, and she shouldn't have to cry about me.

Title: Knowing [link]
Pairing: Touya/Kaho primarily; Eriol/Kaho, Touya/Yukito
Quote: 10. "I would give anything to simply hold you again."
Words: 270
Rating: G
Excerpt: "Would you give up him?" I said. I hated to have to be the know-it-all, but it seemed to be my lot in life.

Title: Giving In [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo primarily, Syaoran/Sakura, Eriol/Kaho, Tomoyo/Sakura
Quote: 11. "You knew I didn't care, but you stayed. You stayed and I hate you for it, because before I knew it I fell for you."
Words: 2082
Rating: PG
Excerpt: "You knew I didn't care, but you stayed. You stayed and I hate you for it, because before I knew it--" she began, and then looked mortified.

Title: Leaving [link]
Pairing: Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 12. "It's moments like this that make all the pain and sorrow worth it."
Words: 436
Rating: G
Excerpt: There might not be a ring, and he wasn't on his knees, but he would never leave me again. I would never have to wake up alone again.

Title: Safe [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Sakura
Quote: 13. "I would rather watch you from the shadows if only to ensure your happiness."
Words: 100
Rating: G
Excerpt: You will never look at me again without thinking about who I was, what I did to you. That's why I have to leave.

Title: Determined [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Syaoran; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 14. "That was a wicked thing to say because I know you never felt that way."
Words: 245
Rating: G
Excerpt: Meiling always gets what she wants, the family says, in a mixture of irritation and admiration.

Title: Growing Old [link]
Pairing:
Quote: 15. "All the talk about growing old and dying old isn't my thing. I want to die young with you. That way I'll always carry this version of you with me."
Words:
Rating:
Excerpt:

Title: Only We Know [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Sakura primarily; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 16. "So why don't we go somewhere only we know."
Words: 467
Rating: G
Excerpt: But he took my hand and I wondered, and he kissed it, and I knew, and there was nothing else to do.

Title: Safety [link]
Pairing: Touya/Yukito/Yue
Quote: 17. "Don't even doubt my love for you again."
Words: 1112
Rating: PG
Excerpt: Multiple personality disorder might be easier than this, this careful engineering of my life as a protector of Sakura and then as myself.

Title: Cherry Kiss [link]
Pairing: Tomoyo/Sakura, Meiling/Syaoran, implied Eriol/Sakura, past Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 18. "Know what will make me happy? If you walk out that door and find someone who will treat you right. I can die happy if I know you're happy."
Words: 1662
Rating: PG for main character death
Excerpt: "They gave you a painkiller. I talked to Eriol, Tomoyo, and he's flying in to see you tomorrow. It sure has been a while, hasn't it?"

Title: Date [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo; Eriol/Kaho; Tomoyo/Sakura; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 19. "Can I keep you?"
Words: 546
Rating: G
Excerpt: But people were starting to wonder why Tomoyo turned down every boy that came courting her. They were beginning to talk.

Title: Her Voice [link]
Pairing: Touya/Kaho
Quote: 20. (author's choice) 20. "Promise you'll never forget me." "Only if you promise to forget me."
"I know."
Words: 536
Rating: G
Excerpt: There was a cadence to their relationship not unlike her voice--it flowed quietly and easily without any trouble from teacher-student to girlfriend-boyfriend.

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Title: Giving In [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo primarily, Syaoran/Sakura, Eriol/Kaho, Tomoyo/Sakura
Quote: 1. "I don't know if I should hit you or kiss you."
Words: 2082
Rating: PG
Excerpt: "You knew I didn't care, but you stayed. You stayed and I hate you for it, because before I knew it--" she began, and then looked mortified.

Title: One True Threesome [link]
Pairing: Touya/Yukito/Yue
Quote: 2. "I don't know what love is, or how it feels. I'm not even sure it exists. But if this is love, then I'm happy."
Words: 1987
Rating: PG
Excerpt: Touya woke up the next morning next to Yue. There had never been a more disconcerting thing.
writer's commentary

Title: Constancy [link]
Pairing: Tomoyo/Sakura; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 3. "One of these days you'll be mine. That will be a sad day."
Words: 181
Rating: G, shoujo ai
Excerpt: All Tomoyo has to do is wait, and though that makes things easier when she tires, it also makes her sad.

Title: First Words [link]
Pairing: Fujitaka/Nadeshiko; Touya/Yukito; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 4. "I don't use words like love and hate. Don't believe in them. So I hope you never expect me to say those words to you."
Words: 611
Rating: G
Excerpt: Those words of my childhood--the freely given love, the passion I saw between my parents every day they were together--they had to be hidden so that they couldn't come back to hurt me.

Title: Fate [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo primarily, Eriol/Kaho, implied Tomoyo/Sakura
Quote: 5. "I look at you and my heart breaks."
Words: 728
Rating: G
Excerpt: "My heart breaks because you seem so alone, and you have always been alone. It's very hard to be alone, Clow reincarnate or not," she said.

Title: Family [link]
Pairing: Sonomi/Nadeshiko; Fujitaka/Nadeshiko
Quote: 6. "Don't talk to me about death. I'll be the one to die before you because without you I'm as good as dead."
Words: 586
Rating: G
Excerpt: They sat and talked, but not for long, because an awkwardness had grown between them since they had married, and its name was Fujitaka, who was due home soon.

Title: Things Unsaid [link]
Pairing: past Touya/Kaho; Touya/Yukito, Eriol/Kaho
Quote: 7. "You caused me so much heartache. I couldn't eat or sleep because of you. At those moments I hated you. And yet I don't regret a single moment I spent with you."
Words: 373
Rating: G
Excerpt: I wanted to say it as much as I thought I had wanted to yell at her when she left.

Title: Broken [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Syaoran; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 8. "It's simple. Just love me and I'll be happy."
Words: 418
Rating: G
Excerpt: "I broke your heart by breaking my own," he said into the darkness, reaching out with his arm and clutching at nothing.

Title: First Come, First Serve [link]
Pairing: Sakura/Yukito primarily, Touya/Yukito
Quote: 9. "I don't think I'll ever feel this strongly for anyone ever again, no matter how hard I try."
Words: 378
Rating: G
Excerpt: Yuki and Li-kun both have hazel eyes, but there is more fire burning in Li-kun's. His love is more passionate than comfortable. It burns in him and it burns him, I think, to be unable to tell of his love. But I'm sure he'll be okay.

Title: Something Blue [link]
Pairing: Tomoyo Sakura primarily; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 10. "I loved you with every ounce of my being. But I knew you never would love me that way. And you know the sad thing about it all? I didn't care."
Words: 680
Rating: PG, shoujo ai
Excerpt: Tomoyo stole a kiss from her love the day she married. The day, that is, that her love was married.

Title: Moonlight Sonata [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Sakura
Quote: 11. “If I’m dreaming, never let me wake. If I’m awake, never let me dream.”
Words: 100
Rating: G
Excerpt: I tell him he is more than Clow, and he answers that I am too perfect, and this must be a dream.

Title: Love Unconfessed [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo primarily; Tomoyo/Sakura, past Eriol/Kaho
Quote: 12. "I thought being with you would hurt more than being alone. I was wrong, and now we can never go back to the way things were before."
Words: 3507
Rating: G
Excerpt: "I think I love you," he said in a calm voice, but his eyes betrayed his seriousness.

Title: Friends [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Syaoran; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 13. "We were friends. Then I gave you my heart and there the story ends."
Words: 392
Rating: G
Excerpt: I had always wanted to be the princess rescued by my gallant knight to ride off into the sunset.

Title: Surprise [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Syaoran; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 14. "Don't tell me you love me, it's not who you are. I want to die without hearing those words. That would be a wonderful way to die."
Words: 349
Rating: PG13 for semi-graphic character death
Excerpt: "You're my favorite cousin," he said instead, knowing it wasn't enough.

Title: Letter [link]
Pairing: Fujitaka/Nadeshiko
Quote: 15. "The other day I woke up and I swear I smelled you in the air. But when I rolled over you weren't there. I got mad at myself for getting happy."
Words: 662
Rating: PG, heavy discussion of character death
Excerpt: One of the books I've been reading lately suggested that writing a letter to someone you lost helps tie up loose ends. I don't know if that's true or not, but I'm willing to try.

Title: Dreamer [link]
Pairing: Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 16. "You know when you left I stopped dreaming." "Why?"
"You were my dream."
Words: 368
Rating: G
Excerpt: The sky was perfectly blue the day he came back, the color of Tomoyo's eyes when she was happy.

Title: Broken [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Syaoran; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 17. "I will break your heart by breaking my own."
Words: 418
Rating: G
Excerpt: "I broke your heart by breaking my own," he said into the darkness, reaching out with his arm and clutching at nothing.

Title: Miss You [link]
Pairing: gen
Quote: 18. "I can't see you, but I know you're there. I can feel you."
Words: 218
Rating: G
Excerpt: Late last night I woke up with my mother's name on my lips and bolted upright in bed, gasping.

Title: I Hate You [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Meiling primarily, Syaoran/Sakura, Meiling/Syaoran, Tomoyo/Sakura
Quote: 19. "I hate you. I hate the way you look at me, and the way you talk to me. I hate the way you make me feel. I hate the way I'll watch the door waiting for you. I hate the fact that I don't think I can live without you."
Words: 889
Rating: G
Excerpt: It started when Eriol got the invitation to Sakura and Syaoran's wedding. He saw her there for the first time in almost ten years. She was the last bridesmaid, and the saddest looking one.

Title: Ghost [link]
Pairing: Tomoyo/Sakura primarily; Syaoran/Sakura
Quote: 20. (author's choice) 20. "It wasn't you. It never is."
Words: 486
Rating: G
Excerpt: The other day on the street I saw a girl with green, green eyes and my lips parted, your name threatening to spill over my lips.

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Community: 20_inkspots
Completed: 4 Oct 06
Co-Artist: [livejournal.com profile] sky_pirate_tat (only one illustration available)
Claim: Tomoyo/Sakura

Title: Blinded [link]
Theme: 1. blinded by the light
Words: 291
Rating: G
Excerpt: A secondhand happiness is better than none, and much better than hurting Sakura with my feelings for her.

Title: Has No End [link]
Theme: 674
Words: 2. a broken circle
Rating: PG
Excerpt: There's an engagement ring on her finger, a little golden circle with three square diamonds that I helped Li-kun pick out.

Title: Night Terrors [link]
Theme: 3. the dark night of the soul
Words: 365
Rating: PG
Excerpt: Tomoyo fell asleep with her beloved's name on her lips, and awoke screaming. She did that sometimes, now that Sakura was gone, but no one ever came to see what was wrong with her.

Title: Highway Kind [link]
Theme: 4. my days are the highway kind
Words: 322
Rating: PG
Excerpt: My first night in I head to a bar and wait for her phantom to appear. I find her in this girl's eyes and this other girl's smile and this girl's way of moving.

Title: Blues [link]
Theme: 5. this is what it means to sing the blues
Words: 472
Rating: PG
Excerpt: Still, she sang on, in those quiet bars where one only goes to mourn and drink a little of the pain away again until the day.

Title: For the Love of Her [link]
Theme: 6. night, and the loves of...
Words: 301
Rating: G
Excerpt: Night is such a lonely thing now that she is not in it, breathing hard and smiling with victory.

Title: One Song [link]
Theme: 7. one song glory
Words: 287
Rating: G
Excerpt: She sang the day she died, standing on the shoreline of a winter beach, her words thrown back at her with sea salt.

Title: Ghost [link]
Theme: 8. the ghost haunting through your heart
Words: 486
Rating: G
Excerpt: The other day on the street I saw a girl with green, green eyes and my lips parted, your name threatening to spill over my lips.

Title: Laughing [link]
Theme: 9. "I laughed so hard, I nearly cried"
Words: 254
Rating: G
Excerpt: To separate them would be to break them, and I could not live without Sakura's smile. If not her love, then her smile.

Title: Fall [link]
Theme: 10. love is for the fools who fall behind
Words: 317
Rating: G
Excerpt: "Love is for the fools who fall behind," Tomoyo said once to Eriol, and he could see her breaking.

Title: Obscurant [link]
Theme: 11. the chimera obscurant
Words: 329
Rating: G
Excerpt: If I were not as good as I am, I never would have noticed the way her eyes linger on Sakura in a way that is not entirely platonic, and that her clueless smile is little more than a facade.

Title: Summer Loving [link]
Theme: 12. "you are the last line drawn in the sand"
Words: 235
Rating: G
Excerpt: She was wet and warm and smelled like life, a life Tomoyo could never have. She held out a hand made rough by sea salt and Tomoyo took it.

Title: Painful Instrumental [link]
Theme: 13. half accidental, half painful instrumental
Words: 1765 (part one of two-- #18 is the second part)
Rating: G
Excerpt: "How long are you going to cling to pain and not let yourself grow, Daidouji-san?"
"Love is forever," Tomoyo said quietly, twisting her hands in her skirt.

Title: Hollow [link]
Theme: 14. history repeats
Words: 374
Rating: G
Excerpt: Her happiness is my happiness, my hands are tied.
writer's commentary

Title: Eclipse [link]
Theme: 15. never seen a bluer sky
Words: 1017
Rating: G
Excerpt: She smiled and walked away into her new life with her blue sky and I looked up and thought, It just looks blue to me.
illustration

Title: Stars [link]
Theme: 16. defying gravity
Words: 400
Rating: G
Excerpt: I loved her in the uncompromising way of a child and the ardent way of a lovestruck teenager and the soft, committed way of a long-married housewife, and it is this committed love that has made me feel old these days.

Title: Pieces [link]
Theme: 17. all these pieces of you
Words: 532
Rating: G
Excerpt: I have all these pieces of you, and I wish I could put them together and gain the whole of you, but I can't.

Title: My Happiness [link]
Theme: 18. under the glass moon
Words: 652 (part two of two)
Rating: G
Excerpt: The moon loomed against the horizon the night I told Sakura that I loved her.

Title: Christmas in Vienna [link]
Theme: 19. echoes in winter
Words: 702
Rating: G
Excerpt: "All over the world," Eriol said, waving out the window to the nippy Italian winter, "and you've never found anyone to replace her in your heart?"

Title: Sleeping Together [link]
Theme: 20. fumbling towards ecstasy
Words: 302
Rating: PG for sexual references
Excerpt: Sweet Sakura, I will guard your dreams until tomorrow, when I place them in the hands of the only other person who could love you as much as I do.

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Community: 18coda
Completed: 21 Aug 06
Claim: Cardcaptor Sakura

Title: Going Home [link]
Pairing: Eriol gen primarily, Eriol/Kaho implied
Theme: 1. a capella
Words: 587
Rating: G
Excerpt: For a moment someone with the Sight would have seen another man overlaid on the boy's small form, a much older man with the same contented smile and long blue hair. But no one was there but Eriol.

Title: Her Voice [link]
Pairing: Touya/Kaho
Theme: 2. cadence
Words: 536
Rating: G
Excerpt: There was a cadence to their relationship not unlike her voice--it flowed quietly and easily without any trouble from teacher-student to girlfriend-boyfriend.

Title: Five Ways Syaoran Never Confessed to Sakura [link]
Pairing: 1. Syaoran/Sakura; 2. Eriol/Sakura and Syaoran/Sakura; 3. Yukito/Sakura and Syaoran/Sakura; 4. Syaoran/Sakura; 5. Meiling/Syaoran and Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 3. canon
Words: 684
Rating: G
Excerpt: The Chinese was thick in Sakura's mouth, but she managed to joke that Meiling wouldn't even have to change her name when she got married.

Title: Innocent [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Sakura primarily; Syaoran/Sakura, Tomoyo/Sakura
Theme: 4. dolce
Words: 404
Rating: G
Excerpt: The lone wolf scowls at me, and I grin back, trying to keep the sadness out of my eyes, for I have looked into the future, read the signs, and what I have found bodes not at all well for Li-kun.

Title: Growing Old [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 5. fermata
Words: 1291
Rating: G
Excerpt: There was something that bothered Eriol about being a reincarnated magician--doing things twice.

Title: Something Blue [link]
Pairing: Tomoyo Sakura primarily; Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 6. ostinato
Words: 680
Rating: PG, shoujo ai
Excerpt: Tomoyo stole a kiss from her love the day she married. The day, that is, that her love was married.

Title: Letter [link]
Pairing: Fujitaka/Nadeshiko
Theme: 7. grave
Words: 662
Rating: PG, heavy discussion of character death
Excerpt: One of the books I've been reading lately suggested that writing a letter to someone you lost helps tie up loose ends. I don't know if that's true or not, but I'm willing to try.

Title: Fate [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo; past Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 8. incidental music
Words: 728
Rating: G
Excerpt: He tiptoed around her and her enchanting eyes and she never knew the truth, though she suspected it.

Title: Nocturne[link]
Pairing: Terada/Rika
Theme: 9. nocturne
Words: 422
Rating: PG13 for sex
Excerpt: She smoothed down her dress before she lifted a finger to ring the bell, but he opened the door and caught her hand.
writer's commentary

Title: Sweeping Up the Heart [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 10. elegy
Words: 1220
Rating: PG for character death
Excerpt: Nakuru climbed into his lap as though she were small and he was the comforter, which he usually was, but she hugged him and he didn't mind the weight.

Title: A Different Kind of Lonely [link]
Pairing: Syaoran gen
Theme: 11. rubato
Words: 178
Rating: G
Excerpt: The Cardcaptor a girl! And such a spastic one!

Title: Legato [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Sakura
Theme: 12. legato
Words: 100
Rating: PG for general creepiness
Excerpt: This is nothing like a shoujo manga.

Title: Constancy [link]
Pairing: Tomoyo/Sakura; Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 13. sempre
Words: 181
Rating: G, shoujo ai
Excerpt: All Tomoyo has to do is wait, and though that makes things easier when she tires, it also makes her sad.

Title: Child [link]
Pairing: Touya gen primarily; Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 14. vivace
Words: 393
Rating: G
Excerpt: I was ten, and she was three, and it became my goal to let her be a child as long as she needed to be.

Title: Lovesick [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Sakura; past Syaoran/Sakura, past Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 15. senza
Words: 1092
Rating: G, mention of character death
Excerpt: "I can't do without you," he said. "Marry me."
"You're delirious," she said, sounding sad and amused.

Title: Things Unsaid [link]
Pairing: past Touya/Kaho; Touya/Yukito, Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 16. mosso
Words: 373
Rating: G
Excerpt: I wanted to say it as much as I thought I had wanted to yell at her when she left.

Title: Giving In [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo primarily; Eriol/Kaho, Syaoran/Sakura, Tomoyo/Sakura
Theme: 17. ritenuto
Words: 2082
Rating: G
Excerpt: "I don't know if I should hit you or kiss you," she said finally.

Title: Safe Port in the Storm [link]
Pairing: genfic; Tomoyo/Sakura mentioned, Syaoran/Sakura and Eriol/Kaho implied
Theme: 18. rhapsody
Words: 1493
Rating: PG
Excerpt: "That's quite a storm," he said calmly. She couldn't help it; finally, she laughed and said, "Why didn't you take an umbrella?"

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Community: 15pairings
Completed: 24 July 06
Claim: Cardcaptor Sakura
Theme Set: #1

Title: Blessed [link]
Pairing: Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 1. something sweet
Words: 1320
Rating: G, songfic
Excerpt: Defeated, she opened her eyes. She couldn't hear Kero any more, but Sasha and Ying Fa were giggling. The radio was playing.

Title: The Thunder Rolls [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Tomoyo primarily; Tomoyo/Sakura, past Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 2. pick me up
Words: 954
Rating: PG for implied drunkenness
Excerpt: "He doesn't love her... like I do."
"No, he doesn't. But they are happy. Destiny has brought them together, and true love will keep them together."

writer's commentary

Title: Thrill of the Chase [link]
Pairing: Nakuru/Touya, Nakuru/???
Theme: 3. only playing/pretending
Words: 533
Rating: G
Excerpt: So that was my first goal, to sneak up on him. My second goal was to take that delicious magic away from him to snack on. I didn't technically need it, since Eriol-sama had more than enough strength to substain me, but sometimes you wanted to taste something different, ne?

Title: Her Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Meiling primarily, Meiling/Syaoran, Syaoran/Sakura, past Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 4. look who's on top!
Words: 1547
Rating: PG for implied naughtiness
Excerpt: She swore in Chinese and then said, "Hiiragizawa, you need to act like a real person. Like a normal person, I mean. This Victorian gentleman crap--no one does it anymore."

Title: Say It With Flowers [ch1 ch2 ch3]
Pairing: Eriol/Sakura primarily; Meiling/Syaoran, past Syaoran/Sakura, past Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 5. flower(s)
Words: 6106 (total)
Rating: PG13
Excerpt: A week after she got back from the wedding, she got the first bouquet-- jonquils for sympathy, pot marigolds for grief, white poppies for consolation, and a blue iris in the middle of the orangey golds for hope.

Title: Prove that You Love Me [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Syaoran primarily, Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 6. elope
Words: 871
Rating: G
Excerpt: "Prove that you love me," Meiling said petulantly. He sighed and rolled his eyes.

Title: Cherry Kiss [link]
Pairing: Tomoyo/Sakura, Meiling/Syaoran, implied Eriol/Sakura, past Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 7. cherry flavor medicine
Words: 1662
Rating: PG for main character death
Excerpt: "They gave you a painkiller. I talked to Eriol, Tomoyo, and he's flying in to see you tomorrow. It sure has been a while, hasn't it?"

Title: All I Want For Christmas [link]
Pairing: Touya/Yukito
Theme: 8. "Yes! Yes! Yes!"
Words: 2057
Rating: G
Excerpt: "Sometimes I wish I were a woman," Kinomoto Touya said to himself. The jewelry spread artfully across the velvet in front of him twinkled.

Title: Kaho-neko [link]
Pairing: Touya/Kaho
Theme: 9. meow~
Words: 731
Rating: G
Excerpt: He thought it was a day like any other day, except that his girlfriend was dressed like a cat. She waved merrily at him as he approached and he looked around in case she was waving at some small child who would appreciate the ridiculousness of the situation. She was not.

Title: Indecent Exposure [link]
Pairing: Yamazaki/Chiharu
Theme: 10. indecent exposure
Words: 815
Rating: PG for implied naughtiness
Excerpt: "Did you know that in ancient island civilizations such as Japan, women with large breasts were considered very important, for in a flood they would float better than small-breasted--"

Title: Sweeping Up the Heart [link]
Pairing: Eriol/Kaho
Theme: 11. pain
Words: 1220
Rating: PG, main character death
Excerpt: Nakuru climbed into his lap as though she were small and he was the comforter, which he usually was, but she hugged him and he didn't mind the weight.

Title: Between the Sheets [link]
Pairing: Fujitaka/Nadeshiko
Theme: 12. between the sheets
Words: 458
Rating: G, discussion of character death
Excerpt: "Fujitaka, if I should die soon..." Nadeshiko said softly. She was tired, but she wasn't going to let that get in the way of saying what needed to be said.

Title: What a Waste [link]
Pairing: Meiling/Tomoyo primarily; Meiling/Syaoran, Tomoyo/Sakura, Syaoran/Sakura
Theme: 13. "What a waste."
Words: 991
Rating: PG13 for sexual references
Excerpt: Meiling came up where Tomoyo was sitting at the reception and said, "What a waste." Her hair was beginning to fall from its elaborately pinned style and she held a glass of alcohol in her hand.

Title: First Come, First Serve [link]
Pairing: Sakura/Yukito primarily, Touya/Yukito
Theme: 14. First come, first serve!
Words: 378
Rating: G
Excerpt: Yuki and Li-kun both have hazel eyes, but there is more fire burning in Li-kun's. His love is more passionate than comfortable. It burns in him and it burns him, I think, to be unable to tell of his love. But I'm sure he'll be okay.

Title: You're Still the One [link]
Pairing: Terada/Rika
Theme: 15. consummation
Words: 460
Rating: G
Excerpt: He'd always been the tall one, ever since they'd met, when she was just his roommate's little sister and he was an obnoxious college student. A relationship made in heaven, somehow.

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