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Sakura + Syaoran in New York - Happy New Year 2013 by wishluv Sakura + Syaoran in New York - Happy New Year 2013 by wishluv
Kinomoto Sakura and Li Syaoran in New York City in the New Trials of Card Captor Sakura, Chapter 20: Picture the Past [link]

Remembering the picture he had slipped into his pocket, Syaoran turned over the photo that had slipped from the stack of pictures that Sakura had been desperately hiding. When was this? It was a candid shot of Sakura. She was standing in a fancy ballroom with a brilliant chandelier, surrounded by many foreigners. She wore an ice-blue silk dress, her golden-brown hair pinned up from her neck in loose curls and her cheeks were still a little more rounded, as if she was younger. Iíve seen this dress before. It was New York, the Best Young Director after party. What was she trying to hide? She came out well in all her pictures. Most people, such as himself, came out flat in pictures. But even a still photo seemed to capture the animation and vigor in her emerald eyes, which was probably why Mike Kant was so eager to photograph Sakura. With a half-smile, he tossed the photo on the desk. Yawning, he went to the bathroom to wash up for bed. He could hear Sakura muttering to herself in her room.

When he returned to his room after brushing his teeth, his eyes flickered back towards the desk. He picked up the photo again. Sakura herself was unaware that she was being photographed in this picture and had been caught off guard, staring off into space like she so often did. Her tendency to get lost in her own thought and the funny expressions that came of it was her charm. Then, he followed the direction of her gaze. Previously, he had not noticed himself in the photo, standing off to the corner of the ballroom, awkward in a borrowed black tuxedo, looking out of place. Itís not a photo of herÖ itís a photo of me.

You can read the rest of Chapter 66: The Truth in the Heart here: [link]


If you can't tell, this is a really old fanart from 2008-ish that has been sitting on my desktop for years. The photograph is mentioned in Arc 4 Chapter 66 of New Trials several times, but I probably drew this fanart even before I wrote about it. I guess photographer Mike Kant took a candid shot of the two when they weren't looking. I don't know why Syaoran has a glass of wine. He's underage. Maybe they were toasting to the new year. The scene is from Arc 1, Chapter 20, written in 2001. That seems so long ago--where has 12 years flown by to?

I am thankful once again for all our years together and the new one to come. The year of the snake. ^^

The New Trials of Card Captor Sakura wishes everyone a Happy New Year 2013!!!
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Asumei Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
This is so pretty! I really like Sakura's dress (so that's what it's supposed to look like!). Also, the background makes it seem like they're in a crowd, but they're also the only two people in the room...
Storyweaver1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013

Now that you mention it, I see the 'moment in time' thing. I like it.


Sakura's dress looks simple enough in design but I imagine drawing it was a involved process. It looks great.

Mesaku18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sakura is really pretty.
And Shaoran looks cool.

I like the background... So soft yet pretty...
inukaglove Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
That is so cute and pretty. I love it. Keep up the good work.
CuriousStraydog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, Sakura looks so precious. Beautifully drawn, and her dress is so elegant, yet it fits her character. <3~
WinxC1ub Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Question though, why did you change the color of Sakura's dress? I'm currently re-reading NT, and you said her dress was black
AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Sakura wore a couple of dresses in New York. At the Young Director Party, her dress was mentioned here:

<<“Oh yes, Sakura, you look lovely in that dress,” Mike added. She blushed. Her ice-blue chiffon dress accented her slim young body perfectly, while Tomoyo had spent an hour curling her golden brown, which was held by a single light blue satin ribbon, and cascaded onto her smooth shoulders. The dress had been a present from Mike (since his father was the head of a famous modeling agency,) and was one of the finest she owned.>>

Maybe you're thinking about the New Year's eve dress? Here's the description:

<<Sakura secured her hair in a sleek golden-brown bun, simple yet elegant. Also, [the dress material was] durable in case of extra trouble. Underneath her long swishy black dress, she wore black tights. Just in case she had to run. Of course, Tomoyo would faint if Sakura wore boots or sneakers. She settled for her lowest-heeled, most comfortable leather shoes. As a final touch, she fastened a single red rose on the strap of her sleeveless dress. >>
:iconasumei: drew it here: [link]
dreamystarskye Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
A beautiful picture :D
Cherryblossoms99 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My god so cute! ^^ The details on Sakura's dress is just amazing. I love it! <3
DariusZeth Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
beautiful! wish-chan you really need to talk to the clamp girls and ask them if they can do the anime of your story!
KireiBlossom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Aww, this is breathtaking! I especially love the softness of the colours. Both S+S look stunning, and I like the effect of the blurred out ballroom and people, sort of like a real photograph. Sakura's dress, hair, expression, everything is so so pretty. Syaoran just looks enarmoured by her, and he's about to drop that glass of his any second, the way its tilting in his hand. Sigh... I loved this scene in Arc 1, and then when Sakura desperately tries to hide this picture from him in Arc 4. ^_^ Happy 2013! Here's to a great NT year, hopefully! Hope its not too cold for you, Wish-chan. I'm just glad I managed to type this with gloves on, lol.
Dreamfollower Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
happy new years wish chan!! ^^ And OMMGG this is so pretty and awesome!! *.* thank u for sharing this with ur New Trials fans! ^^
SapphireShelle91 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is trully beautiful. I forgot how much I miss reading this fanfic. I should try and reread New Trials, especially arc 4, since with such long chapters I've only read those chapters once and usually need to take breaks during them due to life interrupting.
Once again, beautiful picture. Can't wait to see/read more of your work soon.
F-Testarossa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Syaoran could just be drinking juice :D

This is absolutely stunning Wish-chan. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!
MuzikChic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
i love this!!!! it's stunning ^^
NewTrials Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
A fanart by :iconasumei: that was drawn in 2005 also features her interpretation of these outfits: [link]
SokaiFanForever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
So Cute! Sakura looks so beautiful! :iconhappyskipplz:
tannnnnyyy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Its beautiful!

Have you thought about leaving Journalism and taking fashion designing as a career?? Lol.
I love Sakura's dress!! She looks so pretty!! This must be the FIRST TIME that I didn't give Syaoean a second glance; too busy dreaming about owning a dress like Sakura!!! *_*

But Syaoran is a stunner! No matter what he wears, he looks as handsome as ever!


Hope to see you more frequently in 2013!!! :D
NewTrials Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This has to go in the New Trials Picture Book twice! Once for Arc I and another for Arc IV!
AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
OMG Wish-chan it's my dream fanart! Ever since I noticed the "Moment in Time" prompt I've been thinking that this scene would be perfect.

Syaoran looks incredibly dashing. I love the way he's looking at Sakura. I love the look on Sakura's face~ so soft and dreamy. Her outfit is gorgeous!!

Happy New Year, Wish-chan! Thanks for all of these surprises!
wishluv Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Oh yay! I'm glad it matches a prompt. ^^ Thank you so much for your hard work grouping together the New Trials community and making it such an awesome active hub of CCS fans. Happy New Year!
AmethystBeloved Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
No problem! It's sooo much fun.

As you're online, don't forget to support the latest additions to the project: [link] [link] [link]
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