Just a quick one shot for UnratedCrimsonBlood, this is the birthday fic I promised you. I apologize in advance for the shortness. It was hard because I haven't written Yu-Gi-Oh since the last one shot I wrote for you. That was also the last time I wrote Puppyshipping ^^;
But it was fun writing in Seto's POV for once. Jounouchi is harder to do. This can be a two shot. Italics will be a flashback, unless otherwise pointed out. I do hope I kept him in character, since in reality he doesn't like Katsuya that much. And he respects Yami as a rival, but he can't really think of him beyond that.
Pairing(s): Puppyshipping and mentioned Puzzleshipping. Maybe a teensy bit of one sided Pride if you squint.
Disclaimer: Still don't own Yu-Gi-Oh. I also don't own the song the title came from, I Will Not Bow is © Breaking Benjamin. I do own a Japanese dictionary which has served me well for the times I did RP and write Yu-Gi-Oh (but I am glad I do know words that aren't in the dictionary).
Warnings: mpreg, some language. Other than that, not much.
I Will Not Bow
The news was impossible to believe, but nothing seems that strange anymore considering who I had grown to know over the years. But what rendered me speechless and dumbfounded was the news presented to me by Katsuya Jounouchi, I don't know if he would be considered a boyfriend or just a friend with benefits. But it happened three months ago after I had left a meeting to pick up Mokuba from school, and suddenly the blond stopped me in my tracks. And I had no idea that something was possible.
It was an ordinary day, sunny and cheery for those that enjoy that sort of thing. I was running a couple minutes late in picking Mokuba up from school, which I almost lost track of because of a meeting involving Kaiba Land and some faults with the Blue Eyes roller coaster I was thinking of. I turned the corner and literally ran into the last person I expected to see. He looked lost, which wasn't that much of a stretch, and confused. Then he turned and pointed a finger at me, tears in his eyes while holding up some piece of paper.
"Watch where you're going, baka inu." I spoke, narrowing my eyes slightly as Katsuya backed up. He still looked stunned, dazed and confused. But then he continued to cry as he clutched the paper in his hand. "And don't tell me that you are blaming me for a failing mark on your report card."
"No, but I can blame you for one thing!" Katsuya yelled, resorting to poking my chest as his voice rose a couple octaves. "How the hell could you do this to me? I can't deal with this right now."
"And what did I do exactly?" I asked, crossing my arms in annoyance as I moved to get out of his way. "You don't own a big company so I didn't buy you out, and I didn't make you have failing grades. So… I'm actually stuck here."
"You are the smartest kid in our school and you're stuck with what I'm trying to say?" Katsuya looked at me with disbelief added to the ever present confusion and anger written on his face. "Don't you remember that night two months ago? All of us went to Otogi's game shop, and then we went out for some party for Yuugi and Yami. You are the one that came on to me."
"Back up." I spoke, keeping my arms crossed over my chest. "I would do no such thing. We are not even dating, so why exactly would I come on to you? Otogi must have put something in our drinks to accomplish that."
"No, you came onto me Kaiba." He spoke, his voice lowering to a half growl. "You led me away from the group, took me upstairs to Sugoroku's room and proceeded to have your way with me. So needless to say, as a result of the encounter this happened."
I blinked, not recalling anything of that moment. Then I did a double take as he shoved a paper in my face, revealing a peanut shaped object surrounded by darker gray and black. I noticed the name in the corner, and yesterday's date. "Kuso…"
"Exactly. What will my mother think?" Katsuya spoke, his voice still filled with anger but I thought I heard a slight croak as well. I knew he was definitely close to letting the tears fall down his cheeks. "She worries enough about Shizuka with how close she is with Otogi. Now her only son is pregnant… and apparently you don't give a damn."
"Like I thought you could get pregnant." I spoke, my voice getting its own hint of venom and anger to it. "But I don't even recall having sex with you, so until we are able to do a DNA test I am not holding myself responsible for it. So don't you even think about pulling a paternity suit against me for another seven months, and if the baby is not mine then I won't have anything to do with it whatsoever."
"Why that long?" Katsuya asked, his voice starting to waver more. "The baby is only eight weeks old right now."
"Baka…" I sighed, running the palm of my hand down my face. "Eight weeks is two months. You will more than likely be pregnant for nine months, meaning you have seven months left. But there is another way to do a DNA test without waiting until the birth."
"And what way is that?" Katsuya questioned, his arms still crossed over his chest. "And if the baby is yours, I have every right to make sure that you do provide support. Kami knows you have more than enough money to pay for a baby."
"Amniocentesis, which is the only way to know aside from waiting until the baby is born." I replied curtly, turning on my heel to avoid the piercing honey brown gaze. "But it has to be done at 20 weeks or you will more than likely miscarry. The results will take awhile to come in, but I have a feeling you will tell me. Now excuse me, I have to pick up Mokuba. This discussion made me 15 minutes later than I should have been."
I knew Katsuya was angry, sad and definitely confused. But I thought I heard a faint 'Fine' as I turned away. It was so unbelievable; I just tried to push aside the sudden revelation for now. I had a lot more to worry about than a baby that may not even be mine.
Now three months later, and a week after Katsuya had the amniocentesis done, I was actually waiting for some sort of report. Granted I knew I could easily persuade the hospital staff to tell me, since I was a main contributor to their funding. But legally I couldn't do that, and for once I had to actually wait like a normal person.
"Yeah… like this can't get any worse. It's more than likely not even mine…" I muttered to myself, walking into the park. Mokuba was off playing with his friends, then he said he'd be back home playing video games with Rebecca. I didn't even expect to see someone walk up beside me; then again I half expected it.
"It's generally not a good idea to talk to yourself, Kaiba." Yami spoke, looking up at me with his crimson/ purple eyes. "Yuugi told me of your situation, although I am not exactly good with what is happening."
"Come on Yami…" I sighed, turning to look the former Pharaoh directly in the eye. "Say that Yuugi got pregnant and didn't know who the father was. You would demand the same thing I just did with Katsuya."
I shuddered at the thought of the two even procreating; it would technically be incest in some weird way. Even if Yami was 5,000 years old. Now I was cursing myself for even getting those images into my head. I shook my head vigorously, trying to get the images out of it.
"I would, but I also trust Yuugi more than you realize." Yami spoke, putting a hand on my shoulder before a knowing smirk crossed his lips. I hated that look; it meant he was almost always right. "How far along is Jou now?"
"Like I know… but it should be 21 weeks if I did my math right. He had the amniocentesis done last week." I replied, glancing toward the older Pharaoh. "You know I respect you as a duelist and a rival. But you honestly don't know what I am potentially facing here."
"You are potentially facing fatherhood." Yami started, keeping his hand on my shoulder. "I can't tell you what that is like as I have not faced it myself. But if I were you, I would tell Jou that you would support him. I honestly think he is not in it for your money, he wants help. And your support."
"He has you, Yuugi, Otogi, Honda and Anzu for support." I spoke, removing Yami's hand from my shoulder. "Now leave me alone, Mou Hitori no Yuugi. I have a lot to think about and I don't even know the results."
"Have it your way Kaiba." Yami spoke as he walked off, presumably to head back to the game shop. "But Jou won't always have us, and we know that the baby needs a father in his or her life. Unlike Gozaburo for you."
"I am not Gozaburo, I will never be him!" I growled, glaring toward Yami's retreating form. I stalked off down the sidewalk and back to the office, and most of the employees knew that if I was angry I would more than likely fire someone on the spot without reason.
"Damn Yami…" I muttered, stepping into the elevator. But I definitely had a lot to think about, but right now I had meetings to get to. I couldn't let other CEOs see how distracted I was, it would be detrimental to any plans I had for future Kaiba Land ventures. Right now it was a waiting game.
After a few hours and two meetings later, I saw a white envelope get slipped under my door with Kaiba Seto written on it. It wasn't Isono's handwriting, but it was Katsuya's. I sighed softly, deciding to take a seat before getting my letter opener to open it. I soon pulled out a piece of paper and unfolded it as I scanned over the writing, soon a small picture fell to the floor and I noticed a yellow Post-it note with 'I told you so' on it. I almost forgot that I had given something with my DNA on it for comparison.
"Damn…" I muttered, quickly folding up the paper before placing it in my briefcase. I reached down for the smaller picture, seeing a definite face and what appeared to be the baby sucking his or her thumb. There were no clues as to the gender, only the one image and the note saying that I was indeed the father.
I had no idea what the hell I was going to do now. But I did know one thing, I was going to reschedule my last meeting and then call Katsuya. Against my better judgement I decided to try and see if he was willing to talk at least. If not, the next four months were going to be difficult to say the least.
I'm sure I surprised some of the people that faved my Yu-Gi-Oh fics by uploading this. I still stand by what I said two years ago, I am not back in the fandom. I'm working on Criminal Minds now, and will probably be there for a good while. But I also wrote this because I felt it was safer than Kingdom Hearts so I won't feel bad about excluding a character I really like. And Yami is seen, so I apologize for that one.
This will be a two shot, due to the cliffhanger. I will include the birth in the next chapter since I haven't done a birth scene for awhile now. At least not fic wise. And we will find out what Seto decides.