A/N: Maybe not the most obvious choice, but inspiration is a fickle mistress.
Who is Otogi?
Otogi is a rich boy. A very rich boy. Baby.
Otogi is fine taste and finesse in the gawky body of someone whose legs always seem a little too long when he walks.
Otogi is not admitting he is anything less than perfect, even when he screws up.
Otogi is staring out of the window at board meetings, wishing he was somewhere (anywhere!) else.
Otogi is a powder blue Cadillac, lovingly restored but rarely driven.
Otogi is standing over a tiny blonde girl, using his own body to shield her as the Australian psycho in armour hurtles towards them, and wondering: How the hell did I even get to this point?
Otogi is not his father and never will be. Never.
Otogi is that niggling, shoved-aside embarrassment that always comes when he sees Yuugi and remembers their first meeting.
Otogi is a mirror reflecting an ugly blue school uniform and not regretting it in the slightest.
Otogi is an empty seat at dinner and being five years old but never talking to Father about where Mother went.
Otogi is kohl eyeliner, applied just right. Baby.
Otogi is dim sum, clear crab shell meatballs, congee porridge, sweet and sour carp, braised trepan, turnip cakes, lotus leaf rice and any other delicious Chinese food he can get his hands on.
Otogi is the perfect mask of elegant blankness when Jounouchi pretends to throw up at the sound of all that 'weird ass food'.
Otogi is being awake in the small hours, looking through photo albums of an exotic, emerald-eyed woman before she became his mother, next to a painted Romani wagon and smiling in a way that makes him wonder what the big joke is.
Otogi is realising the joke was his father and him, and how they killed her spirit and broke the wheels of her wagon.
Otogi is friendship, found almost too late in life, but prized all the more for it.
Otogi is respect, hard-earned but never forgotten once you've earned it.
Otogi is being sucked into a virtual world with a pretty girl and a pointy-haired idiot, and not being sure which one he'd miss more if they died.
Otogi is friendly rivalry – until Honda nearly throws him off a freaking airship!
Otogi is black leather, a waistcoat and dice earrings straight from the 1980s, but not kitsch in any way. Baby.