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The New Transfer Student
- Japanese Name: Eriol Hiiragizawa
- Age: 12
- Role: Evil Counterpart
- Voice Actor: Bill Switzer
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He's from England, yet he doesn't seem to have much of an accent.
Well, hello, pretty nerd. Sakura thinks he looks nice, well, despite his strange and creepy gaze. Then again, Ms. Mckenzie did the same thing. And like Ms. Mckenzie, Li isn't happy about him, though obviously for more personal reasons. Sakura feels like they've met before, and as she's writing Ms. Mckenzie about him, Eli agrees. Someone's picked up on the former teacher's old snooping tricks. Still, he seems rather polite and amiable. They stare longingly at each other as they talk for a bit, then he gets up to leave. But first, he wants to know her name. Sakura Avalon. Well, he'll see Sakura at lunchtime. Meanwhile, Li is still pissed at Eli, but Sakura tries to get him to be more accepting, as he told her how hard it is being the new kid. Li was once the new kid too, but he still doesn't trust the fellow because, well, sitting with someone else's girl won't do you any favours. "If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were jealous of Eli." Madison, you're so perceptive. Time for a snack break! Sakura brings her friends frozen yogurt, but someone snipes away her stick. It's Tori, being brotherly as usual. Some things never change. Turns out Tori's got a crazy stalker (gotta love Li's angry and demented frozen expression here), and as Sakura beings to ask about her, well, there she is. She gives Julian the evil eye, but Julian is none the wiser. The girl introduces herself to Sakura as Ruby, and then proceeds to take his frozen yogurt. Julian asks why Tori isn't going to take back the treat he stole fair and square, but he'd rather not deal with the crazy witch. *sigh* Just not the same. It's starting to feel like rain as Kero is hard at work on getting a high score in Fruit Tetris. Sakura tells him about Eli, but the ensuing conversation throws off his groove. "I think you're starting to take your video games too seriously, Kero!" She switches over to the news, and she sees the sudden downpour, the Clow Book beckons her. Clow Reed informs her that a new journey has begun, and transforms the Clow Book to bear her name. Suddenly, she senses Eli's pretty face. Something's up. The storm seems to be confined to Reedington. This ain't no ordinary rain. The two arrive with Madison to Penguin Park, as the nerdy pretty boy watches in the distance. Suddenly, a torrent of water shoots down from the vortex, and Kero transforms into his true form to protect Madison. Nice to hear you again, Rhinox. The water jets pursue Sakura as she slides down the penguin's mouth. Time for action! She chants the usual summoning incantation, but something's wrong. There are no magic runes appearing, and the key won't activate! "Release! Release"...pretty please? The water gets impatient and intercepts Sakura's summoning attempts, as Kero flies her to safety. What is this mysterious, yet familiar presence? How will Sakura get out of this mess? Find out next time.
"sitting with someone else's girl won't do you any favours" You might look into making sure to convey to the audience that you are aware that girls are not property.
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