|Sakura is sleeping having a dream. A boy dressed in a green robe is standing on the rooftop of a building facing to a big radio tower.|
|Sakura||Oh no! Not again. |
That tower. That kid. Kero!
Oh no! He's got the Clow Cards.
(Gasps) I gotta... hey come back.
|Sakura||I can't! I can't!|
|Kero||Hey! Hey! Sakura!|
|Sakura is groaning in the dream, tossing and turning in bed with her hands on her head.|
|Sakura||(Groans) I can't!|
|Kero||Hey! Hey! Come on, kid. Wake up.|
|Kero||Excuse me. Snap out of it!|
|Sakura wakes up and first sees Kero's face all over her view. She got frightened, so she pushes away Kero down on the bed.|
|Sakura||Ugh! I can't! I can't!|
|Kero||Unh! Oof! |
No doubt you have a perfectly logical explanation for that.
|Sakura||Oh. Heh heh. Sorry. Heh.|
|Kero||What's going on?|
|Sakura||Mmm. Yeah. |
Well, you know, Kero... I keep having that same dream.
Oh, about this kid on a tower with the Clow Cards.
|Kero||Huh? Fine, but you don't...|
|There's a knock on the door, Kero puts on a stuffed animal impression, lying on the ded. Opening the door quietly, Tori pokes his head.|
|Sakura||I'm up already.|
|Tori||Sounds like you've got company.|
|Tori||Is that right? |
Well, whatever you say, squirt. I heard voices.
|Sakura||Nope. Nobody's in here. |
Ha ha! Everybody knows stuffed toys can't talk, Tori.
|Tori||Mm-hmm. I think you're really losin' it, squirt.|
|Sakura||Get out! Ugh!|
|Furiously, Sakura throws her pillow straight at Tori, and he closes the door to shield himself from the blow.|
|Kero||Oh, why does he always do that?|
|Tori opens the door again, Kero gasps and puts on a stuffed animal impression.|
|Tori||By the way, I'm leaving in ten, so...|
Sakura turns up the window open. Kero is floating beside her.
|Sakura||What does it mean? What's with that dream?|
|Kero||Get over it, Sakura.|
|Kero||You got bigger fish to fry, kiddo. For example...|
|Kero||... capturing the Clow Cards.|
|Sakura||Yeah, I know that.|
|Kero||But do you really, Sakura? Look kid, you gotta expect things when you least expect them.|
Tori leaves for school, when Aiden, Sakura's father, is calling Sakura.
|Aiden||Sakura, you're going to be late!|
|She puts on rollerblades and safe gears, and rushes out of her house running after Tori.|
|Sakura||Tori, wait up! Ugh!|
|Aiden||Take it easy.|
|Sakura||Bye Dad. Whoa!|
|She runs through down the gentle slope, and turns left at a corner pivotting a pole she's holding. She speeds up rollerblading straightly up to Tori.|
|Sakura||Wait! (Grunts) |
Tori! Slow down!
|Tori||That's what happens when you sit in your room talking to yourself.|
|Sakura||Tori! I was not.|
|Julian is waiting for Tori standing beside a cherry tree. He gets together riding his bike to school.|
|Tori||Sorry we're late. The squirt was having a very deep conversation.|
|Julian||He giving you a hard time again?|
|Tori||I know what I heard. She's ten years old and still talks to imaginary friends. It's pretty pathetic, don't you think?|
|Julian||Are you feeling OK?|
|Sakura||Oh, yeah. I had a strange dream last night.|
|Julian||Yeah? Dreams can tell you what you least expect.|
The unexpected. That's just what Kero said.
|Julian||In fact, this morning, I had a dream just like that.|
|Julian||Very déjà vu. It was really quite amazing. I dreamt that I'd have French toast breakfast and you know what? I did.|
At the classroom, Sakura is talking with her best friend, Madison.
|Sakura||Another video camera?|
|Madison||It's a new digital version my Mom got.|
|Sakura||Great. Heh heh. And sorry but chrominance reduction is a good thing?|
|Madison||It cuts down the color noise.|
|Madison||And we are noisy.|
|Sakura||Hee hee hee.|
|Rita comes into the classroom.|
|Madison||How's it goin'?|
|Terada||Good morning, class. Take your seats, please.|
|Mr. Terada comes to the classroom, the pupils are running to their seats.|
Hope you all had a good weekend. I have a surprise for you. We have a new exchange student—Li Showron.
|Terada||Come on in.|
|Madison||Why do you suppose we're getting an exchange student at this time of year?|
|Sakura||I don't know.|
|Sakura gasps at a glance at the exchange student.|
|Sakura||That's him! From my dream!|
|The exchange student, Li Showron, looks so much like the guy Sakura dreamt that early morning. Li is staring at her steadily.|
|Madison||That new kid's staring at you.|
|Terada||Please welcome Li to Reedington Elementary. OK, Li. Where shall we seat you? Let's see now. Why don't you sit behind Sakura?|
|Li, walking to his seat, stops in front of Sakura, staring at her.|
|Madison||Your seat's right over here, Li.|
|Li takes his seat without a word. Sakura is shivering at his fierce glcance she senses on her back.|
|Sakura||Oh, man. |
What's with the new kid? Talk about intense. What does he want from me?
At recess, Li takes Sakura to the schoolyard.
|Sakura||Excuse me, what?|
|Li||Source of light with ancient spin send force the magic power within. Oracles of gold, wood, water, fire, earth, cloud, wind, rain, and electricity. Force, know my plight. Release the light!|
|A blue beam shoots out the Lasin Board, focusing on Sakura.|
|Li||It is you!|
|Li||You do have them.|
|Sakura||I... have what?|
|Li||What do you think this is, Chinese Checkers? It's a Lasin board. It knows all. Clow Cards.|
|Sakura||The Clow Cards?|
|Li||I know you've got them.|
|Sakura||Even if I did, I'm not giving them to you. I'm capturing them for Kero.|
|Li||Wait a minute. Do you mean Keroberos?|
|Sakura||Yeah, that's right.|
|Li||Hmm. Since when does the gurdian beast let someone like you handle the Clow Cards?|
|Sakura||Uh, I accidentally let the Cards out of the Clow Book. I didn't even know what it was, so where do you...|
|Li||Ha! Keroberos was supposed to guard the Clow Cards. Don't tell me they all escaped.|
|Li||But you got some of them back, right?|
|Sakura||Yeah, a few. I'm working on it.|
|Li||And you're a Cardcaptor? That's pretty pathetic.|
|Sakura||Ugh. So I hear. |
Wait. How do you know about the Clow Cards anyway?
|Li||That's none of your business, but I'm taking over.|
|Li||Give them to me.|
|Sakura||Um, no! Exactly who do you think you are anyway, Li?|
|Li||You'd be surprised. Give me the Cards.|
|Madison, walking to the schoolyard, finds Li trying to take the Clow Cards from Sakura.|
|Madison||Sakura, Hey! |
Hey! Stop it!
|Li||Give them here!|
|Tori finds his own sister in trouble, climbs over the fence for a rescue.|
|Sakura||Let go of me!|
|Li takes his hands off Sakura, and jumps backward to square up to Tori. Tori also squares up slowly.|
|Madison||Are you OK?|
|Sakura||It was nothing I couldn't handle myself.|
|Tori||Don't pick on my sister, kid. Why don't you go home before someone gets hurt. Namely you.|
|Julian is running to them with a grocery bag in his arm, who climbs over the fence. Li gets frightened at a glace of Julian.|
|Julian||Hey! Anybody here hungry?|
|Julian||Look at what I have. I was starving.|
|Julian||So what'd you think of the physics exam?
Sure good thing we reviewed quasars, huh?
Oh, uh, hi.
Come on. There's lots. |
One for you, one for you, and one for you.
|Li gasps as Julian turns to him.|
|Julian||Uh, here. You want some?|
|As Julian walks up to Li, Li starts rushing away from him. He trips over a stone and falls down on a flower bed.|
|Li jumps up and resumes running away.|
|Julian||Guess he's not hungry.|
Sakura and Madison are walking home, when they talk about Li.
|Madison||Will Kero know what to do about that Li guy?|
|Sakura||Sure. He's the guardian of the Clow Cards.|
|Sakura||He's probably at home right now planning on our next move.|
|Meanwhile, Kero is snoring at home, nonetheless.|
|Madison||Yeah, I bet you're right.|
|There is a lightning in the sky unexpectedly; Sakura and Madison start. A thunder follows.|
|Sakura||Oh, great. A storm.|
|Sakura and Madison run into Reedington Park and rush into underneath the Penguin Slide for a shelter from the rain. But it doesn't seem beginning to rain.|
|Sakura||That's weird. It didn't even rain.|
|Lightning hits a lamp post, and jumps to another post, and then so forth. An electrician is walking in the park. The lightning jumps beside the electrician, and chase him making a run for it.|
Kero is taking a nap above Sakura's bed. Sakura tries to wake him up.
|Sakura||Kero. Kero! |
Come on, you gotta wake up. Wait till you hear what happened to me today.
|Sakura is telling Kero about her exchange student.|
|Sakura||And he tried to take the Clow Cards. Well?|
|Kero||Expect the unexpected, Sakura.|
|Kero||Don't forget, you are a Cardcaptor now. You've been chosen to get the Clow Cards back. That's what you gotta be worried about, not some insignificant little schoolyard scuffle.|
|Kero||This is powerful magic we're dealin' with here.|
|Kero||There are gonna be a few bumps along the way.|
|Sakura||Kero, he tried to take the Clow Cards.|
|Kero||Maybe it's time for a little history lesson. |
Sorcery is an ancient tradition. Now, most socerers practice in line with their traditions but my master Clow Reed created a new kind of magic when he created the Clow Cards.
|Sakura||Great, but what's that got to do with Li Showron?|
|Kero||Yeah, I'm getting to that point.|
|Sakura||What do you mean, Kero?|
|Kero||Huh? There are some people who study magic all of their lives. You could say that they're, uh, born into the tradition.|
|Sakura||Your point is?|
|Kero||Li Showron is a descendant... (sips tea)... of Clow Reed.|
|Sakura||If Li's part of Clow Reed's family I should have given him these Cards after all.|
|Kero||Uh-uh. Doesn't work like that.|
|Kero||Sakura, try and keep up, will ya? |
The Cards were in the book. The bood had a seak on it. You broke the seal and only a person with specially chosen powers has that kind of ability. Don't you get it? You're the one who found the book, the one who signed the Cards. You have the right to them. You're the one who's destined to have them.
|Sakura's cell phone rings.|
|Sakura||Hello, Sakura speaking.|
|Sakura||Oh, hey, Madison.|
|Madison||You've got to look outside... at the sky.|
|Madison||You've got some Cards to capture.|
|Sakura||Wow. I guess I do. I'll meet you in ten.|
|Kero||Now you're talkin'.|
Sakura, Kero, and Madison are in a forest. Sakura is in a cat-like pink outfits, made by Madison.
|Sakura||But, pink frills, Madison?|
|Madison||It's not pink, it's cyber-rose. It's high-tech, and it's in all the magazines, Sakura.|
|Kero||Huh, high-tech, huh?|
|Madison||Non-conducting titanium and rubber.|
|Kero||Well, uh, she's got a point there.|
|Madison||Rubber will protect you from lightning.|
|Sakura||Only for you, Madison.|
|Kero||You're on, Sakura.|
|Madison||You are going to thank me.|
|Sakura calls the Fly to soar up in the air.|
|Madison||Oh, what a shot!|
|Kero||Sakura, did you notice if Li had some kind of magic device with him?|
|Sakura||Uh-huh. He called it a Lasin Board.|
|Kero||That gives him a predictive edge that could be a little problematic for us.|
|Kero||Aw, don't worry. You're the rightful Cardcaptor. We'll just capture the Thunder Card before the Li kid manages to show up.|
|Sakura||That's right. I'll show him.|
|Sakura and Kero see a lightning, they notice the Thunder Card begin attacking them.|
|Sakura climbs abruptly in the air, dodging the Thunder's blow in the nick of time.|
|Sakura lands on the rooftop of a building.|
|Sakura||Kero, just how am I supposed to do this? Ugh!|
|Kero||First, transform it to its visible form.|
|Sakura||And that would be how?|
Jump Card! Here goes.
|Sakura jumps over and onto builings, and finally she gets on the top of the clock tower at her school.|
|Sakura||All right, Kero. What do we do now?|
|Li||You really are pathetic.|
|Sakura||Huh? Li, how's it goin'?|
|Li||Force, know my plight. Release the lihgt. Lightning!|
|The Thunder Card, attacked by Li's magic, falls on to the roof of the school building. Li jumps off the clock tower to get closeer to the the Card. Sakura sees him falling.|
|Sakura||That's just like in my dream. |
|Thunder Card turns into the Raiju, which is roaring.|
|Sakura||That's Thunder's visible form?|
|Li||You are looking at Raiju, the thunder beast. Boy, you are hopeless.|
|Kero||Listen up, Li. She is just gettin' started.|
|Sakura||The Windy Card'll take care of this. Here.|
|Li||Put it away. Windy can't stand up against Thunder.|
|Sakura||But, Li, I've captured other Cards using Windy Card...|
|Kero||In case you hadn't notice, kids, your Raiju remains on the warpath while you keep arguing!|
|Li||You have the Shadow Card, don't you?|
Force, know my plight. Release the light. Lightning!
|Li's magic pushes and drops Raiju off the building onto the ground. Sakura and Li step forward to the edge on the roof.|
|Sakura||I can do this.|
|Sakura calls out the Shadow Card. The Shadow spreads and encloses the Thunder beast up inside itself.|
|Sakura||Shadow! Release and dispel! |
Return to your power confined!
|The Thunder Beast turns into a card, then the Shadow Card returns to the card form as well. They lie at Sakura's foot, so Sakura takes them up.|
|Sakura||I did it!|
|Li||Boy, you really don't have a clue about this, do you?|
|Kero||Hey! Hey! Take it easy! Everybody's got to start somewhere.|
|Li||Huh? What's this thing?|
|Sakura||This is Kero.|
|Li||No way! Keroberos? The gurdian beast of the Seal? The greatest guardian of all... the beast with the golden eyes... is a stuffed animal?|
|All Sakura can do against his words is just sigh.|
|Kero bites Li in the forefinger.|
|Sakura||Serves you right!|
|Li||Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Uh! (Groans)|
|Li fans his own hand to take Kero away. Kero lets go of him.|
|Li||You two are a joke.|
|Kero||I was appointed by Clow Reed himself.|
|Li||A lot of good that did!|
|Madison is running up to Sakura.|
Hey! The chominance reduction worked great.
|Sakura doesn't say a word, feeling a disappointment about Li's criticism.|
|Madison||Hey, you pulled it off.|
|Sakura||Yeah, but this is only the begining.|