Beautiful splash pages! I like the first one more, but it was nice to see Fye’s long hair in the spread ^^
Fei Wang goes all Fuuma “I will grant that wish *grins*”, because apparently he knows Syaoran would give anything to go back in time and reach that hand.
Fei Wang was about to do it but it looks like Sakura mama interfered? A little well-deserved pause for a squeal:
SAKURA’S MAGIC CIRCLE! ;_____;
Why did Sakura interfered for? Just so Yuuko could speak to Syaoran or actually grant that wish for him? I have the impression that it was only to speak to Syaoran, and maybe “create” Watanuki. I might be wrong, but I am taking this conclusion basing on the fact that in the end, Syaoran was in Fei Wang’s “side” while Watanuki was on Yuuko’s.
Maybe Sakura (through Yuuko) tried to warn Syaoran of the consequences, but even so he wished for that, and that changed the paths completely (or not, we never know how far characters like Yuuko and Clow see the future).
Apart from that, we all know what happens afterwards, Syaoran was cloned, reacted against it and was sealed inside the tube. But the magic circle was still Sakura’s when time was rewound, I just don’t understand why in the end Syaoran “agreed” to go to Fei Wang’s side unless if I think Fei Wang himself granted that wish for him. I guess that will be explained later.
We finally get to know Watanuki’s origin!!!! So he is another version of Syaoran, the version that took his place after the time warp.
I kind of expected that, but not like always, only as of late. And I didn’t know all the details, but ever since Syaoran’s scene at Yuuko’s shop looked the same as Watanuki’s, I started to think he was a parallel version of Syaoran. Then we had the splash pages, the eggs, and all the other clues.
It makes perfect sense to me, the space needs to be filled somehow.
Wait, does that mean CCS!Syaoran and CCS!Sakura are dead? In that universe, maybe. But I don’t think CLAMP will let them die in the end.
In the end, we’ll either find out they were never dead (that Watanuki’s memories were altered or something) or they really were dead, but since this is a parallel version of a time that was never supposed to happen, maybe something will happen that will “fix things up” and their future will be altered also and they’ll no longer be dead.
Watanuki has a wish, which is the same as Syaoran’s wish (well, they ARE the same, after all XD) we don’t know what that wish is, and Watanuki gave up his memories for the sake of that wish. It must have to do with his parents.
By the way, I have a theory that the reason black Mokona knows how Syaoran papa’s food tastes like is because Watanuki’s memories are stored in its earring. But I could be wrong of course xD
Another thing. So we go back in time, but Syaoran is stuck in a tube and the moment where he was supposed to grab Sakura’s hand is long gone. I mean, weren’t they 7 when that happened?
In the meantime clone was sent to Clow and you know the rest very well. He eventually wakes up, go to Tokyo and you also know the rest very well…
My point is, he went back in time with a single purpose: to grab that damn hand.
My theory? Remember how the Clow country they are in right now is in a loop? Exactly near Sakura’s 7th birthday? Ahhhhh…!
Either way, it’s SO nice to get freaking answers. That’s one mystery left to be solved (finally). We also pretty much saw why Fujitaka and Nadeshiko are not in the altered version of Clow country (because they knew about Sakura’s seal and had their future altered).
I have other theories and other things I would like to say, but I’ve written too much for today XD
OH YEAH the art was beautiful in this chapter!