SIDE NOTE: A new ficcy that I hope will be a big hit with the press.. It's just an idea I had.. It seemed like a really neat idea to me, anyway. I'm not sure whether or not people will like this.. I pray. *gets down on knees and prays* Well, I hope you like it.. meep!
"This is the fourth rare dragon you have managed to lose this week!" Marik growled, glaring at the foolish Rare Hunters he had so mistakenly trusted with this. He menacingly flashed his Millennium Rod in their direction, and they meekly cowered at his feet.
"We are so sorry, Master Marik!" one got down on his knees, humbling himself before the powerful man he called master.
"Please, forgive us, Master Marik!" another begged, bending down at Marik's feet.
"Get up off your knees, you pathetic fools!" Marik barked. "Do you really DARE to call yourselves Rare Hunters?! You are weaklings; cowering like pathetic beasts of burden under the whip! I would expect better potential from my servants."
"Yes, of course, Master Marik!" they chorused, leaping to their feet.
"Good. Now, as to the matter of the dragons.. tell me exactly how you managed to lose them."
"We tracked down the duelist, as you said. We were prepared to duel him of course, and we defeated him, as you expected, Master Marik..," the Rare Hunter bit his lip nervously, but obediently continued. "But when we went to take his Red Eyes, he no longer had it."
"No longer had it?" Marik spat. "Hmph. A likely story. Has it ever occurred to you that you tracked down the wrong duelist?! I cannot believe I trusted such imbeciles.."
"Yes, Master Marik, but.. but he played his Red Eyes Black Dragon before we defeated him. I don't see any possible way we could have made a mistake."
Marik was surprised. He had expected his Rare Hunters to have made a simple error; a slight flaw in tracking down the duelist. But they claimed that he had used the rare dragon. They could have been lying, but his Millennium Rod told him otherwise. It then occurred to Marik that the card might have been a fake.. but even then it couldn't have vanished into thin air! He turned sharply to his Rare Hunters again.
"Tell me.. where is this duelist?"
"I would expect him to be where we left him. After we found his card to be missing, we accused him of hiding it and tried to force him to give it to us. I don't believe he would be moving after that assault."
"You've searched the area, then?"
"Several times, Master Marik. It is nowhere to be found."
"I don't BELIEVE this..," Marik pounded his fist on the throne he was perched on. He didn't understand how a rare Red Eyes Black Dragon could disappear into thin air!
"If you wish it, Master Marik, we will search the area again.."
"No. I have a better idea.." Marik grinned slyly. "We will ignore the card for now. I must think on it for a while. Until then, you must track down Yugi Moto so that I may claim his Puzzle. Do not fail me, servants."
The Rare Hunters bowed humbly and left. Marik thought on the card, and how it had disappeared. It still puzzled him so..
"Where did you hide it, Wheeler?" he said curiously.
This question could not be answered just yet; only repeated. Joey Wheeler, still lying unconscious in the alleyway, was led to believe that the Rare Hunters had taken it. As for the other cards that had been lost, and Joey's Red Eyes, they had all disappeared to a time when they were alive. A flesh- and- blood army of a different dimension.
SIDE NOTE: Meep! Sorry that was so short. I promise the next ones will be longer. I'm not sure if this'll be good enough.. well, it's sure to get interesting. I hope, at least. Well, please review A.S.A.P.!