Hi :D Sorry for not updating for so long (yeah, a couple of weeks I think..) I've been on vacation in the mountains.. and I didn't think I'd get so see so much snow in one weeks.. and we barely have electricity so most this is written while I was on the train back and forth, and mind I telling that I might rush this? I mean, I know I should try to keep this story as long as possible, so I will try, hopefully..
Atem: .. *stare*
Me: Okay okay ^^ Enjoy! A certain someone comes into this chapter.. well, two actually..
Someone to Rescue.
Yugi yawned as he put down the book he had been reading for most of the day. He looked up at the clock and realized it was already way past dinner, and yet Atem hadn't come home yet, which was weird in itself, because Atem never stayed more than necessary at Kaiba's place. It had been three years since he met Jaden, well, and a two months since he had met him again, however, they hadn't battled, but talked, and Jaden left with a smile. The man got out of the chair and stretched, yawning again. Yugi then walked over to hallway and found his phone of the counter. When picking it up, he realized he had gotten a mail from Atem.
"Why didn't I hear it?" he wondered. Then he realized that he had his phone on silent mode and he hit his forehead at his own stupidity. Yugi opened the message, which told him that Atem would be really late. Kaiba had sent him off on some mission to gather some duel disks that wasn't working properly. Yugi put down the phone after answering, then he walked into the kitchen, thinking that he'd better get to make dinner before he'd starve. Yugi had barely put the pan on the stove when the doorbell rang, something that startled Yugi, because he wasn't used to people coming here. He turned off the stove and hurried over to the door before answering.
"Yes?" he asked, looking up to see a man that seemed about thirty years old, with short, gray hair and a hat. He wore a simple suit, but there was something off about him, something that made Yugi tense up.
"It seems you can't remember me.." the man said. Yugi was about to tilt his head to the side when he recognized the voice.
"You!" Yugi hissed, taking a step back. The man came forth, smirking.
"Oh, so you do remember, I've waited so long for this revenge, and now I finally will have it.." the man said. Yugi's eyes widened as he backed off even more, thus letting the man enter his house. Yugi backed off, kicking over things as he walked, but he didn't notice. The man laughed bitterly, slapping a vase off the counter, letting it crash to the floor. Yugi suppressed the urge to scream and run, he knew he had to fight back, at any cost, but he was too scared, but maybe all wasn't lost yet, he watched as Orehmane came closer. Yugi concentrated his mind on the one thing, well, the part of it that would help him. He could feel it was materializing in his hand, and smiled, then he looked at Orehmane and just about shrieked.
"N-no.. Atem!" he called over the mind link, hoping that it was enough to call for Atem's help. Apparently it was.
"What is it? Something happened?" Atem's alarmed voice reached him a second later. Yugi, who was cornered against the wall by the man, let out a whimper.
"He.. he's back.. O-Orehmane.. HELP ME!" then everything went black.
Joey, holding more than his fair share of duel disk was watching as Atem picked up those he had was supposed to get, then suddenly he froze, something about his body language told the blonde that something must have startled him because the duel disks that he held in his hand all fell to the ground. Joey lowered his hands slowly, making sure that none of the disks he held fell off.
"Atem? Ya okay? Yer a little pale.." Joey said, not seeing all of Atem's face, but what he could see suddenly read shock, then fear, then absolute anger and hatred. Joey, not used to this kind of change, came closer. Atem, who hadn't noticed that Joey had come over, spun around, thus crashing with Joey, who yelped as all the duel disks he held fell to the floor with him. He looked up at Atem with shock. Atem stared back as his expression changed from shock to anger again. Joey, thinking he did something wrong got up quickly.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to startle ya, ya just looked so angry.." Joey began, but Atem waved him off. Joey titled his head to the side, giving his friend a confused stare, in which Atem's expression softened and he smiled. Joey, still not getting it, was just about to bend over to pick up the duel disks.
"Yugi's been kidnapped.." Atem's voice drifted into Joey's ears, then out again.
"What?" he asked as he straightened up, staring right into Atem's eyes.
"Orehmane.. he's back.." Atem muttered. Joey's hands curled into fists.
"Then what the hell ar' we stayin' aroun' fer? Let's go!" and with that, both bolted from the place, not caring about their current task which was simply another burden to them right now. Atem, being not completely sane at the moment, went as far as to jump in front of a police car, which stopped them succesfully, when he somehow managed to convey the message that his dearest boyfriend and husband -which sounded really awkward- was being kidnapped, the officers finally put pedal to the metal, burning rubber all the way to their house.
Atem ran up the door, ignoring Joey's calls for him to wait, but he couldn't, not until he stopped, seeing the door was open. Atem swallowed hard as he pushed the door all the way, walking in. The others followed slowly, seeing Atem's suddenly very silent and very odd state.
"Y-Yugi?" Atem called, but no answer came. The floor was a mess. The vase that Téa had given them as a present when they got married was laying in a mess of shards on the floor by a pair of knocked over shoes.
"Oh God.. no, please.." Atem walked further in, saying the same words over and over as whispers. When he came to the wall that was the end of the hallway and the start of the stairs, he could see marks of shoes very close to the wall, and a few strands of hair was laying on the floor. Black, tipped in amethyst when he looked at them. Atem's expression turned into pain as he fell to his knees. Joey ran over, laying his hands on his friends shoulders.
"We'll find him Atem, come on.." Joey helped Atem up, because the man wasn't able to himself, being in a state of shock at the moment. Atem was lead into the living room while the officers said they'd call for reinforcements so they could investigate and try to trace the kidnapper. Joey nodded, letting them do what they wanted.
"Atem, get yerself together, we need to focus." he said. Atem didn't react so Joey decided that being a little more bold would do any damage so he reached over and hit Atem across the face with a flat hand. Atem, now out of his shock, looked up at Joey with even more shock and confusion.
"J-Joey? W-why did you.. hit me?" he asked. Joey sighed.
"Because ya were actin' like a mess, now stop actin' like a stray lamb and come with me!" Joey said, dragging Atem into the hallway. The officers explained it all to Atem, who nodded and gave them the key Yugi usually had with him when he went out. Then they left. They made a few calls, calling together that gang to talk and regroup so they could rescue Yugi and kick that sorry so-called human's ass once and for all.
"Why.. are you all gathering in my office? And where is the duel disks I sent you to pick up?" Kaiba asked as Atem and Joey came in with the rest of their gang, Mokuba and Serenity included. Marik was still in Egypt, but would come as soon as he could. Duke had been hanging out with Téa and Tristan, so it was easy to get into touch with them. Ryou was doing homework and had been the first to respond and arrive. Atem's glare turned towards Kaiba and the CEO found that he wanted to disappear into the nearest wall, or maybe window.
"Yugi's been kidnapped.." Atem said. Kaiba, having forgotten his earlier sudden fear for the ex-Pharaoh, straightened up.
"What?" Kaiba asked.
"You heard me!" Atem snapped. Joey forced him to sit down on the couch as they all gathered around him. Téa, Ryou and Serenity sat down sat down in front while Mokuba sat down beside Atem, giving his brother a pleading look. Kaiba had heard most of the story from him, but Yugi's point of view still remained unheard, even for their friends. Atem was the only one who knew everything Yugi had been through, but he wasn't willing to share yet.
"Do you know who did it?" Kaiba asked. Atem glared at him again.
"Of course, it's that bastard Orehmane.. he killed me.. killed everyone, including Yugi.." Atem said, falling into silence after that. Kaiba eyed them all, then his eyes landed on Mokuba, who shook his head.
"Everyone but me.. Yugi gave me the throne afterwards, he couldn't.. be saved.. despite having two hearts, he should have survived.." at this they all looked at him with confusion in their eyes. Mokuba stared at them with shock.
"He never told you?" he asked. They all shock their heads.
"What do ya mean? That he could.. still have survived?" Joey asked.
"There was barely anything wrong with his body, except having one of his hearts pierced, however.. because of seeing Atem being killed, having seen all die around him, his mind and body started to shut down.." Mokuba said. Atem stood up suddenly.
"So.. you mean if I hadn't died.. if non of us hadn't died, then he wouldn't have died?" he asked. Mokuba nodded.
"Of course, not even he knew until the end, or maybe he did, but he just didn't admit it.. the shock was so strong on him because you were the closest friend he had ever had, and also the first.." Mokuba explained.
"So, if Orehmane hadn't been so cocky.." Duke began.
"You mean if Yugi hadn't been so gentle and let him go so many times?" Tristan started. Atem glared at them both.
"We shall not place the blame when we know only half of what happened, who knows what was going on with Orehmane, maybe there was someone behind, someone twisted enough to control him, either way, we can't focus on the past, we need to focus on the present!" Atem said. The rest nodded.
"Then why have you all gathered here, I have no business in this!" he muttered.
"You have Kaiba, you see, you was there as well, Mokuba's big brother, Yugi's father's priest.. and unfortunately Joey's lover.." Atem said. Joey turned bright red, then he snorted and turned his head away, trying to convince himself that it wasn't that way, but everyone knew it was. Kaiba eyed them all, then he snorted.
"And why can't I remember this when you can?" he asked. Atem smirked.
"Because Yugi couldn't care less that you died if it hadn't been that you and Joey had hooked up, however, you were his father's priest, Yugi detested his father with all his might, much like now.. besides, you weren't close to Yugi, like we were, if all you were quite cold towards him because the 'you' back then couldn't see any parts of a King in Yugi." Atem said bitterly.
"Any difference to now?" Tristan whispered to Duke, who gave a laughter in form of a snort. Joey glared at Tristan, the hit him in the head with his fist. Kaiba smiled behind his hands, which rested in front of his face.
"Anyway, we should start searching for Yugi.. have you managed to get through to him yet?" Ryou asked. Atem shook his head, sitting down again, now depressed. Ryou sighed and gave Téa and worried look, who nodded back.
"It can't be helped, but you shouldn't give up, now matter what!" she said. Atem looked up, then he smiled at her.
"Yes, thank you.." he murmured.
"Wait, don't you have your puzzle yet? Can't you use it?" Tristan asked.
"No, we don't use it anymore, it's normally in our bedroom, on a shelf, but I could get it, so that when we find him.." Atem's voice drifted off. The others watched him with agreeing looks on their faces.
Atem entered the room he shared with Yugi, then walked over to the shelf that the puzzle, well, the two parts usually rested on, but could only find one part. He picked it up and looked at him.
"It can't be.. did he manage to.." he murmured to himself
"Atem, are you waiting for Orehmane to walk into the place with Yugi out of boredom? Let's go!" Tristan called. Atem just about held back a snort at the irony, and at the stupidity. He shook his head, then he walked out of the room and over to the stairs.
"It seems.. Yugi managed to get one of the pieces after all." he said as he walked down. The others looked up at him, then they all smiled. Joey even pumped a fist into the air.
"Then it's easy cake!" he said.
"You mean it's easy as cake?" Téa asked and they all had to laugh a little at the dumb expression Joey made.
"Ah, don't laugh, it's not even funny, let's just go!" he said, pouting. Atem nodded.
"It's better if we move silently, and in smaller groups, searching.. Joey, you take the puzzle, I know you can manage to get a hold of Yugi when he wakes up, I have the mind link so I don't need it. Joey nodded, albeit hesitatingly. Then he took the half puzzle and hung it around his neck.
"Okay, let's go!" Atem said loudly.
Yugi groaned softly, then sat up, realizing with a throb of pain that his head ached like someone had hit smashed a statue of Ra on top of his head. His eyes slowly adjusted to his surroundings and he realized he couldn't see much.
"Where.. am I?" he asked as he couldn't remember what had happened at first. Then it all hit him like a cold wave of water, nearly knocking him over in shock.
"T-that.. he.. he.." Yugi couldn't even finish he sentences, it shocked him that he dared do this in this day and age, were Yugi was very famous, and if he turned up missing, it's be just about impossible to run away with him. Yugi's hands fumbled around and then he winced as his palm met cold metal, no, not metal, but it had an edge. Yugi knew what it was right away. He grabbed it and pulled it close, feeling the cold gold against his warm skin. He closed his eyes, but couldn't sense Atem through the gold, however, he could feel someone.
"Who is holding my puzzle?" he asked through his mind. Apparently the one holding it was startled, because he felt the presence back off, then it came back.
"Yug, ya answered, finally!" Yugi's eyes snapped opened.
"J-Joey? Why are you holding that piece for?" he asked back.
"Atem gave it to me.. he said he'd depend on the link so we'd be able to split up an' search for ya!" Joey answered after a while, it was obvious that he was telling the others he was talking with him at the moment.
"Oh.. that explains it, maybe I'll try to get in touch with him? Did he flip?" Yugi asked. Joey chuckled at that.
"He was so shocked that he could barely walk, he collapsed at a point an' I had ta slap him to get him to react, but when he finally did, we called the rest!" Joey said. Yugi smiled in the blackness he was in, picturing Atem's expressions at that time. Yugi then took a deep breath.
"Atem?" he tried, trying to having both links open at the same time, and somehow it worked.
"Yugi! Finally, oh God, I'm been so worried, are you okay? Are you unhurt?" Atem's voice startled Yugi a little, then he laughed, as did Joey.
"Joey? You here too?" Atem asked.
"Somehow, holding the puzzle enables him to stay on our mind link." Yugi said.
"Oh, that explains it.. are you really okay?" Atem then asked again.
"Yes I'm fine, my head hurts, but other than that I'm fine, I can't see though.. I have no idea where I am.." Yugi explained.
"No problem, we'll find ya!" Joey proclaimed.
"I hope so.. wah!" Yugi squeaked when the floor moved.
"Uh guys.. the floor is moving.." Yugi began.
"Wait, what?" Atem asked, shocked. Joey didn't answer right away, then he did.
"The pier! Ryou says that they're movin' cargo onto a ship to Egypt today!" Joey said. Yugi agreed, having realized it made sense, then it hit him.
"Wait.. does that mean that I'm.. in a cargo box?" he asked, panicking.
"Yugi, we'll be right there, don't panic on me!" Atem called loudly.
"I hope so.. please hurry.." Yugi murmured as he slowly closed his eyes, letting the tears that had gathered, fall.
Atem, followed by the rest of the gang, sprinted down the street towards the pier, trying their hardest to reach in time. Suddenly a floating, brown fur-ball appeared beside him as he ran.
"Kuriboh, what is it? I'm a bit busy.." he said.
"Kurriiii..." Kuriboh seemed to say something, Atem blinked, then he nodded.
"Tell him to stop the cargo, because someone he knows is trapped in a cargo box, someone who is missing, and tell him to be as annoying as he can get to be!" Atem said and the Kuriboh nodded, disappearing with a 'kurii'.
"Who were you talking to?" Tristan asked, breathlessly as he ran up to Atem's side.
"Kuriboh, there's someone we know who is.. conveniently at the pier at the moment, Kuriboh will tell him to stop the lifting at all costs!" Atem said. They all got their hopes higher when they saw the pier getting nearer and nearer. They could hear yells from workers at the pier, so Atem's friend was certainly doing his job well. However, the group didn't get further as someone stepped in between. They all eyed the man, slowly recognizing him.
"Y-you.. your.. Yugi's father!" Tristan said, staring at the man, who stared back.
"Yugi's mother said you left Domino.. why are you back?" Atem demanded. The man didn't say anything, just continued to stare at them, well, at Atem that is. Atem knew that he would have a grudge against him, it wasn't like he asked for it, but seeing that Yugi was his only son, who turned out to be gay and stuff, well, he wasn't happy.
"Get out of our way!" Atem ordered, stepping closer. The man glared now, daring Atem to get any closer. The ex-spirit, being a former Pharaoh and all, did just that, with his head raised so there was no way he'd actually fall into so trap or let that bastard scare him away with such a small glare. That's what he thought anyway when Yugi's father took a good grip around his neck, lifted him up -despite the small difference in height- and pinned him to the ground. Atem's friends were soon helping him out.
"You go save Yugi, we'll keep this bastard down!" Tristan said. Atem nodded as he massaged his throat, then he, Ryou and the girls ran away, hoping they'd reach the pier in time. As they neared they could actually see what kind of mess there was and Atem hadn't expected it to be this bad. Cargo-containers littered the pier, in a complete mess, some were even crunched quite badly together. Atem raised an eyebrow as he scanned the area. Some workers was screaming at each other, and some screamed another way. Atem looked around and noticed that Kuriboh was floating over to him.
"Yugi? Is he safe?" he asked. Kuriboh smiled and bounced up and down.
"Kurrriiiiiii.. kuri kurrii.." Kuriboh hummed. Atem nodded. Suddenly Kuriboh trembled and another Kuriboh, with white wings appeared beside it's counterpart without wings.
"Winged Kuriboh? What are you doing here?" Atem asked, but knew it was no use, Winged Kuriboh looked like he was really worried and maybe even a tad scared. Atem nodded and told the others to follow. They ran across the pier, somehow managing to get around the containers so that they could get out of the mess. They rounded a corner just in time to see a man lift up a teenager with brown hair and throw him away. Before them both, sat Yugi, who looked so shocked that he was just gaping. There was a fat, orange cat also, hissing at the man. When the teen hit the ground, Yugi's head jerked around.
"Jaden!" he yelled out and got up, managed to run over and crouched beside the teen who sat up, groaning. Atem growled and began running, soon enough he ran right into the man, taking a good hold and sending him face first into the ground before he leaped off and ran over to Yugi and the teen.
"Jaden, you okay? Thanks for helping me out!" Atem said, smiling. Jaden smirked back.
"No need to, if Yugi's in danger, then I'd be more than happy to help out, besides, we are friends." he said, then he turned serious as he looked past Atem, who turned his head. The man was now standing. Téa, Serenity and Ryou had surrounded him, but it wouldn't be enough. Atem glared.
"You've got some nerve coming after Yugi at this day and age.." he hissed.
"But it wouldn't be any fun if I didn't." the man defended himself.
"Oh cut the crap Orehmane! You've done enough shit for us once, I will not let you kill Yugi, nor anyone else!" Atem snapped.
"You've gained some backbone since I last saw you.." Orehmane muttered.
"Since your sorry ass died I've been reborn as a Pharaoh, Yugi isn't the only one whose been a King, right Jaden?" Atem asked. Jaden grinned and scratched his cheek, there was a faint trace of a blush across his face.
"Yeah, something like that.." he said, laughing. Atem smirked.
"What?" Orehmane asked. Those of the gang who had arrived, also gave Atem a confused stare. Atem smirked, then he turned serious.
"Nor am I going to leave Yugi like you forced me to once, and I even had to drag Jaden into this mess, I'm getting pissed.." Atem said, glaring. Orehmane just snorted at his behavior.
"A slave isn't allowed much other than living and serving their master, so shut up." apparently this was a mistake. Atem, Jaden and the other three watched in awe as Yugi sprang up, pinned Orehmane to the ground and hit his square in the face, and continued to do so for several minutes.
"Have I NOT said to NOT call Atem a slave? Do I have to kill you again?" he was now speaking like he did in the past, with a formal accent, but so much killing intent that Jaden asked Atem if Yugi wasn't possessed. Atem just chuckled.
"No, but this is how he gets when he is pissed off.." he said. Jade gave Atem a look that was filled with awe, shock and fear. However, seconds later, Yugi passed them through the air and hit one of the containers hard, then he slid down, were he had troubles getting up again. Atem was by his side right away, helping him up.
"Back of ya bastard, haven't ya done enough?" another voice chimed in and Atem looked up to see Joey, Tristan, Duke and a couple of officers standing there. Joey pointed at Orehmane, who stared back.
"That's the guy who kidnapped Yug'" he said. The officers walked over, put him in cuffs and walked away. Atem stared after them like he was just thinking 'what the fuck just happened' because that was way to easy for it to end like that. Yugi grunted when Joey came over.
"Ya 'kay pal?" he asked.
"Yeah, now I am.. thanks guys.. thank you Jaden." Yugi smiled at the brunette, who smirked back, then he nodded.
"So this is the friend ya said was on the pier Atem, so, what's yer name?" Joey asked, grinning at the teen who stared back in awe. The teen was pretty much in a circle of pro-duelists, all in which was just about legends at his school.
"U-um.. Jaden Yuki.." he said. Yugi and Atem laughed.
"He's from Duelist Academy, one of the chosen ones." Atem said. Joey nodded.
"Ah.. so that's why Seto was so sour that day when ya left.." he said.
"What?" Jaden asked, giving Yugi a confused look.
"You didn't know us back then, but I wasn't quite sure which year you would attend, so I asked Kaiba, saying it was another friends and he-"
"He said; Oh great, another one of you stupid 'chosen ones' projects... which sounds just stupid, and funny at the same time." Atem cut off. Yugi pouted his way, but soon turned back as the others came over. Jaden looked like he was in heaven when Duke and Ryou came over as well, soon enough Mokuba arrived, which completely shocked Jaden, but he didn't say anything. Then they all left, soon parting each their way, but Jaden went with Atem and Yugi, who invited him home after Yugi had been to the station to give a report about what he could remember and stuff.
"Wow.. this is sooooo cool.." Jaden was struck with awe, never before had any duelist, nor any person who wasn't close to Yugi and Atem been inside their house, of course, not counting Orehmane, but he didn't count, ever. The cat walked in right before Jaden, who gave Yugi an apologizing glance.
"Ehehe.. thanks.." Yugi said, blushing. Jaden smirked back.
"Man, this is so cool, all of my friends are a huge fans of you, and I am.. even inside you house!" he was so awe-struck that he was soon speechless. Yugi and Atem exchanged amused smiles as they led the teen into the living room.
"Want some tea? Soda?" Atem asked. Jaden looked up.
"Uh, soda's fine." Atem nodded and left the room. Yugi came over.
"I'm really grateful you were there, by the way, why were you there anyway?" Yugi asked, siting down in one of the huge chairs. Jaden tilted his head to the side.
"I was just doing an errand for an friend, who wanted me to pick up a duel disk that on of his friends had brought from America, which apparently looks a little different, I have it here." he pulled it out of his bag and showed it to Yugi, who nodded, picking up the white and blue duel disk.
"It does look a little like those new duel disks that you use, but it still looks different yes.. who wanted this?" Yugi asked. Jaden smiled nervously.
"Um.. yeah, Chazz, he's a rich guy that I befriended in my first year.." Jaden said.
"Rich kid? Arrogant, selfish, snobbish, top of the school kind of guy?" Atem asked as he came in, handing one coke to Yugi and one to Jaden. The brunette smirked big time.
"He was like that at first, but really, he is a great guy.. and he had a duel spirit." he explained. Atem whistled.
"That.. is so different from Kaiba is awesome.. Kaiba doesn't believe in spirits and all that.. he is just that boring." he said, laughing. Jaden smiled and so did Yugi.
"So, how's your journey been? Haven't you been traveling the world a lot lately?" Atem asked, siting down. Jaden nodded, taking a sip of his coke.
"Yeah, it's been a lot of traveling yeah, been busy trying to find new people who have the ability to see spirits, just like me and you.." he stopped when the cat sat down by his feet, starting to groom his face.
"Hey Pharaoh, what have you been up to?" Jaden asked, picking up the cat.
"Pharaoh?" Yugi asked, giving a smile at Atem's shocked face. Jaden chuckled.
"My teacher called him that, said teacher is dead so.. and Pharaoh got into my bag when I left the school, so he's been with me ever since." Jaden said, smiling.
"There's a spirit following that cat.." Atem said.
"Oh, you can see him?" Jaden asked, smiling.
"Who is he?" Yugi asked.
"That.. is the teacher I just talked about.." Jade said, grinning.
"Seriously?" Atem asked, shocked. Yugi chuckled.
"It wouldn't surprise me at all.. so, how have you been since we last met?" Yugi asked, taking a sip of his coke. Jaden smiled and downed his coke, then he leaned back.
"Busy, well, I just recently got picked up by a guy on a fancy, red motorcycle and a massive dragon, otherwise perfectly normal traveling days." Jaden said, laughing. Atem and Yugi laughed as well.
"So it's already happened huh.. it wasn't on the news, but that's only because Paradox was finished and the future saved." Yugi said. Jaden nodded, scratching Pharaoh's ears, who purred.
"It was a mess, you should have seen Venice, it was just about destroyed, somehow Paradox made the dragons real, just like I can.." Jaden drifted off and his friends exchanged knowing looks, because they knew. Well, Jaden had told them so they knew how hard it had been coming to terms with it all.
"Yeah, Yusei's Stardust Dragon, um.. that.. Malefic-something." Atem said.
"Malefic Dragon.. but there were more, didn't you say that your friends dragon was one of them as well?" Yugi asked, looking back at Jaden, who nodded. Then he pulled up a picture from his bag and gave it to the two.
"The shortest owns the Cyber End Dragon, the three-headed dragon, and the other blue-haired teen owns the Rainbow Dragon, he can also see duel spirits... I can also remember that Red Eyes and Blue Eyes were there too.." Jaden stated. Yugi nodded.
"Of course, they can't remember getting their cards stolen, but I doubt your friends do.." Yugi said, handing the picture to Jaden, who put it into his bag again. Jaden ruffled his own hair with a hand and sighed.
"We're the only ones.. and the duel spirits of course, I can still remember their agony-filled eyes as they were controlled to harm people.." Jaden said. Yugi took a deep breath, because this was hard on him as well, if they hadn't saved the world back then, his grandfather would have died a lot earlier than he did. Jaden noticed the look on Yugi's face right away, as did Atem.
"Remember? Solomon died back then, but when we fixed the time, we managed to save him, but Yugi still went through it.." Atem explained. Jaden nodded, then he scratched his chin, obviously pondering about something.
"You know.. I wonder if you can check something for me.. it's not like I can't call myself, but I feel I don't really deserve it.." Jaden began. Atem leaned forward.
"Speak up." he said.
"Could you ask Pegasus if there's a card with the name Supreme King on.. I have had this feeling lately, there's been a pull at my soul.." Jaden explained. Atem nodded while Yugi smiled.
"Of course we can ask, and it's not like you don't deserve it Jaden, Pegasus knows you helped out a lot, he also knows that you saved him from a certain death as well as all the mess that happened on Duel Academy, you saved all of your friends and the spirit world." Yugi said. Jaden smiled.
"Thanks, that will help a lot." he said. Jaden looked at the clock before he took a breath, looking back at the other two with a smile on his face.
"I guess it's about time I moved, I need to get over to China by next week, have some catching up to do there." he said, getting up. Yugi and Atem also stood up, walking with their friend to the front door.
"We'll search for that card, however, what will you do if you get it?" Yugi asked. Jaden, who was getting his shoes on, stopped and turned his head, staring up at Yugi with somewhat innocent eyes.
"What can I do?" he asked back.
"Destroy it? Keep it? Use it? Lock it away? There is a lot of possibilities, depending on which you chose." Atem stated. Jaden nodded slowly.
"I wont destroy it, nor lock it away, but I will keep it, just not use it, I don't know what will happen if I do.." Jaden explained as he stood up, finally finished with his shoes. He grabbed his jacket and the bag before he turned and smiled at them.
"It was great seeing you, I hope you can manage to finish this off well without anyone getting hurt, I doubt that that guy will just sit nicely in jail.." he said. Yugi nodded.
"Nor did we expect that, we know what he is capable off, however, we will fight, thanks?" Atem said. Jaden smirked and nodded.
"Of course, well, see you around!" he walked out of the door and the two followed till they stood in the door way.
"Take care Jaden!" Yugi called after the teen as he walked down towards the road. Jaden stopped, turned and waved at them.
"You too!" then he was off, walking fast down the road towards the city.
Oh God.. this chapter was 10 pages long, longest chapter EVER..
And do I have to mention that I love Kaiba's bitter, angry protests when the gang hangs out at his place? XD Oh and Joey's cakes... luv them all :D
Jaden came back, I wanted him here! There'll be more, trust me on that! And Orehmane, and Yugi's dad, did you really think it was over? No, I doubt Orehmane will stay in jail for long.. not at all XD
So, I trust you guys to review okay? :D