Dragario: They already know that. Look at the heading.
Sariah: *looks at heading* Oh. I knew that.
Dragaria: Hey, Sariah, do you own Yu- Gi- Oh?
Sariah: No. Why?
Dragaria: There's some guy on the phone...
Sariah: *grabs phone* ARE YOU THE SAME GUY WHO ASKED ME IF JOEY WHEELER WAS MY LAWYER?! *pauses* OH, YOU ARE, ARE YOU?! WELL, SCREW YOU! *hangs up*
Dragaria: *O.O* Uh... let's just get on with it. We've all established that she doesn't own Yu- Gi- Oh.
SIDE NOTE: Okay, nothing corny or idealistic to say today... and I don't think I have anything funny or creative or romantic or anything like that to say either. I DO have something stupid to say though... you can read the ficcy now.
Yugi sat in his room, the spiritual image of Yami floating around next to him. He spread a large amount of money across his bed and looked at it proudly. Yami looked curiously over his shoulder, wondering what it was for.
"What is that for, Yugi?"
"Oh, I don't know yet. I haven't decided what to do with it."
"Well, then, what is it?"
"Oh, just some allowance money I've been saving up for something... interesting. Maybe even a little risky or rambunctious. Just to live on the wild side for once, ya know?"
"I see... like what, perhaps?"
"I don't know..." Yugi sighed and flopped backwards onto his bed. "I haven't thought of anything REALLY exciting yet. Any suggestions?"
"Risky and rambunctious..." Yami tapped his chin thoughtfully. "Well, all I remember is when I was younger... If I happened to have any jewels on me, I'd go and gamble it off for something. It was quite popular five- thousand years ago, but I'm not sure about now..."
"They had gambling five- thousand years ago? Unbelievable!" Yugi shook his head. "I don't know what I'd bet on, though, Yami. Unless..." His face lit up and he rushed to the calendar.
"Hold on, Yami... I just have to check for a certain date..." Yugi scanned the calendar until he found what he was looking for. The thing he'd set his eyes on was in one week from that day. The day was Tuesday.
"Yugi... will you please explain this to me?"
"Oh, sorry, Yami!" Yugi turned and grinned sheepishly at the baffled pharaoh. Then he whispered something in his ear, and Yami's face lit up into an amused smile.
"Very clever idea. Just one question, though: Who will you bet against?"
Yugi thought about this for a moment. Then he picked up his phone, and first dialed Tristan Taylor's number.
Tristan Taylor was counting some money that he'd been saving as well. He didn't have nearly as much as Yugi had at the moment, but he certainly had enough to make a good, clean bet. When Yugi called, it was the perfect opportunity to use it.
"Yugi! Didn't expect you to call so soon. So, what's up?"
"Well... do you, by any chance; happen to have some money on you?"
Tristan looked at the twenty- five dollars he clutched in his hand.
"Yeah. What for?"
"Good. How much?"
"Twenty- five, in cash. You?"
"Oh, I've saved up a lot... about a hundred and fifty dollars. Do you think you could come over a little later? I've got a bet I'm willing to try out."
"A bet, eh? Well, count me in! Have you set anybody else up for it?"
"Nope. But I'm going to. I'm planning on getting Kaiba in on the deal, too."
"Wow, good luck with that one. See ya later, Yugi. Bye!"
Yugi hung up on his first call. Then he dialed up Seto Kaiba and took a deep breath. This would be a harder one...
Seto Kaiba had a lot of money to bet with. When he got the call, he was a bit suspicious at first, but Yugi tempted him more than enough. He had simply asked Yugi what the bet was supposed to be about, and he immediately accepted it. Now Yugi would dial up Duke Devlin and it would be finished.
"Hey, Duke... do you happen to have any money on you?"
"More than enough. What for?"
"I've decided to place a bet. Interested?"
"I don't know, Yugi... a bet sounds a little risky."
"That's exactly why I've started it! Besides, Seto Kaiba's in on the deal."
Duke's eyes lit up like a light. "Oh, really? Well, count me in, then!"
"Excellent! See you at my place!"
Yugi hung up on his last call. Yami stood by, looking very amused. He shook his head at his ambitious friend.
"Yugi, I never thought you had it in you," he said, chuckling.
Yugi grinned. "I know. Seto Kaiba thinks he's got this one in the bag."
Yami shook his head again. "You are one ambitious little human, Yugi. I'm looking forward to seeing this bet."
"They should be here soon, so you don't have to wait long."
As soon as he had spoken, the doorbell rang. He immediately ran to it, and there they all were. Yugi showed them inside and began to explain the bet, while Yami floated innocently beside him, chuckling.
"Alright, Yugi. What's the bet?" Duke asked, counting the money in his hand. Yugi smiled mischievously.
"It's simple. We're betting on who gets a girlfriend first."
The three looked at him disbelievingly. Yugi just smiled back and said, "Well?"
"Well..." Tristan shifted uncomfortably. "Well, Yugi, I'd hate to disappoint you, but that's not much of a bet. I mean, we all know who'd get a girlfriend first..."
"Of course. It's obvious. There's absolutely no competition." Duke agreed.
"Yes, Yugi, we all know exactly who'd win. So there's no point in betting."
"Yeah, I'd win," all three of them said simultaneously. Then they looked at each other, disbelieving.
"Why do you think I placed the bet?" Yugi asked. "It's obvious that you all think you'd win."
"You have a point, Yugi," Tristan sighed and placed his money on the table. "Alright, Yugi. Twenty- five on me."
Duke Devlin was next in placing five- hundred dollars on the table. "Five- hundred on me."
Seto Kaiba placed a large stack of bills on the table. "I place two- thousand on me. And, Yugi, I wouldn't bother placing a bet on your behalf... let's face it; you're not exactly girl- magnet material."
"Who says I'm betting on myself?" Yugi smiled slyly and placed every last dollar that he had on the table. "I'm betting on Joey."
"Now there, Yugi, I REALLY wouldn't bother," Kaiba gave an amused chuckle. Yugi merely smiled.
"Okay. This bet goes for one week. Whoever gets a girlfriend first wins all the money."
Tristan, Duke, and even Kaiba eyed the pile of cash hungrily.
"Yep. One week. And I won't even tell Joey about it. He'll just have to find a girlfriend without me telling him."
"Now you REALLY don't stand a chance," Tristan laughed loudly. "It'd take a miracle for Joey to find a girlfriend in one week!" The three laughed, but Yugi remained completely confident. He just smiled.
"See you guys in one week," he said simply as he showed them out the door.
SIDE NOTE: Sariah: Hee- hee; little do they know...
Dragario: *yawns* Bor- ring!
Sariah: *bashes Dragario* Quiet! Bad Yami!
Dragaria: Yeah, bro, it's a neat plot. But I think...
Sariah: *bashes Dragaria* You too! Bad other Yami!
Dragaria: I was just gonna...
Sariah: I don't care about Yami.
Dragaria: *gasps* How dare you!
Sariah: Shut up. Go obsess over him and leave me alone, okay?
Dragaria: *grumbles; leaves*
Sariah: Anyway, thanks for reading! Please review A.S.A.P.!