Just love me
by Ricardo Chirinos
riel@telcel.net.ve

I'm not sure if she'll notice. I think that sooner or later she has to... I'm always by her side, and it hurts me deep inside to hide my feelings towards her. I'm not going to feel happiness ever again if I lose her -perhaps it's fate- but I... I must confess my love for her. She has to know. She has the right to know! And I want to tell her... Sakura, my love.

The sun rose and some of its golden rays entered Tomoyos big room through the windows. The soft satin curtains couldn't hold the wave of light produced by the morning sun, but the illumination of the room certainly was beautiful. Tomoyo slowly opened her eyes. She still thought about the dream she had.

"Sakura-chan" she whispered. A tear started to run, washing her cheek. "God. Who am I kidding? All these years. I want to hold her... Today I'll tell her my true feelings."

Tomoyo's look was melancholic and full of sadness. She thought only of Sakura.

Sakura got up early too. Kero, on the other hand, was snoring and mumbling some nonsense about the videogame he was playing yesterday. Sakura saw this and decided to leave him resting. After all, she didn't need Kero for anything at the moment. She quickly changed her pajamas for some comfortable day clothing, consisting on an orange cotton shirt (with the trademark wings on it) and a light brown short.

Hastily, she got down to the dining room. Tya was there, and her father was cooking something.

"Ohayo brother! Good morning daddy!" she said cherfully.

"Ohayo my sweet princess..." replied her father, while keeping focused on what he was cooking.

"What's the matter, Sakura? You certainly look happy, and it's just a normal sunday..." Tya said to his sister.

"I'm very happy, because Tomoyo invited me to the park today. She said she'll bring lunch for both of us."

"Is that so..." Tya muttered.

The rest of the morning was pretty normal. Sakura helped her father with the cleaning and Tya went to Yuki's place, as usual. Sakura was very happy, and her father, seeing how happy she was, felt an incredible joy.

"She's my sweet angel." he thought. "She reminds me of my dear Nadeshiko."

Sakura noticed that her father was looking at her, smiling. She felt even happier than before and ran to him, hugging him strongly.

"Dad. I love you."

"I love you too, Sakura-chan" he said caringly. She giggled, and felt in heaven for a short period of time.

"Sakura, may I ask you something?"

"Sure, daddy"

"I noticed you are glowing today. You are happy because Tomoyo-chan asked you to go with her to the park, right?"

Sakura blushed. "Y. Yes. I really enjoy being near Tomoyo-chan. I feel a nice warmth when I'm near her."

"I see." he smiled. "Well, then go, you don't want to be late."

Sakura noticed the hour. It was noon, and by that time she should've left the house already.

"Oh! I'm going now!" she kissed her father, and quickly grabbed her roller skates.

"Sakura really likes Tomoyo... I'm glad she has such a trustworthy friend. She deserves no less..." said her father to himself. "Well, back to work!"

When Sakura reached the park she saw Tomoyo was already there. She looked splendid. Sakura didn't notice, but she blushed when she saw Tomoyo-chan there. She was wearing a gorgeous golden dress. Her long and smooth black hair was flowing quietly with the soft wind. Sakura ran to her and sat by her side. Sakura also noticed the two boxes with the lunch. The smell of the food was really nice.

"Hello Tomoyo!" she smiled.

Tomoyo smiled sadly. "Hi, Sakura."

Sakura noticed the expression Tomoyo had on her face. It was not one of happiness. She was confused. "Is there somthing wrong, Tomoyo-chan?"

"Sakura... I have to tell you something."

"Sure. I'm all ears." Sakura held one of Tomoyo's hands. She was warm and soft. She really loved how Tomoyo's creamy skin felt.

"I don't know how to say this, but..."

"Huh?" Sakura blushed. She had an idea of what she wanted to say. "So it was real... It was not my imagination."

"I. I'm in love with you, Sakura-chan. All these..." Tomoyo was suddenly stopped by one of Sakura's soft fingers.

"Shhh... don't say it. I already know, Tomoyo-chan." Sakura rested her head on Tomoyo's lap. She was really happy. Maybe because she saw in Tomoyo a motherly figure... The mother she knew so little about, but loved like no one could ever love a mother. She also felt something new to her when she was with Tomoyo. Could it be desire? At any rate, all that mattered to Sakura was to be with Tomoyo-chan.

"Please forgive me, Tomoyo."

"For what?" she asked. She was enjoying herself a lot. She was so happy: Not only she knew that Sakura-chan also felt love for her, but they were near, feeling each other.

For not noticing it earlier... I've been so careless about us. You must have suffered a lot, thanks to my stupidity."

Tomoyo felt a great happiness. She was so happy that some tears began to flow down her soft and sweet face. Sakura wiped the tears of her friend's face.

"Please, don't cry. Just... Just hold me."

For a long time they held each other. They were so happy like that. They didn't care for anything else. For Sakura only Tomoyo existed. For Tomoyo, Sakura was the only thing that was really important.

"Sakura-chan. I love you with all my heart."

"I love you too, Tomoyo-chan. Promise me that you'll never leave me."

"I'll never leave you, Sakura. I love you with all my strength... I have loved you ever since I first saw you. I live for you Sakura..."

"Oh, Tomoyo..." now Sakura was the one bursting in tears. Tomoyo held her strongly against herself. She kissed her softly on the lips. "I'm so happy, Tomoyo. Please, just... Just love me."

AUTHOR'S NOTES:

Hello minna! Hope you enjoy this shortie about our favorite CCS couple! I'm not a native english speaker (and I don't write that much) so if you find any spelling, grammar/syntax errors please e-mail me at riel@telcel.net.ve and tell me. Also send your comments (only constructive criticism will be read. Flames, death threats and silly stuff will be ignored). I'm looking forward to your feedback!

Sayonara!


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