The Queen of Games

Waking the Dragons

Chapter 41- Rise of the Great Beast: Part I

At Dartz's Fortress

The gang was watching Atlantis rise from the ocean.

"I hope the others are ok" Tea said.

"I'm sure they can handle themselves, Tea" Jun said.

"Let's hope so" Tristan said.

In Atlantis

A portal opened and Yugi, Daisuke, Kaiba, Joey, along with the Digidestined walked out of the portal and they looked around.

"So, this is Atlantis- 10,000 years ago" Izzy said.

"I can't imagine what caused this place to sink into the ocean" Matt said.

"True, but we're not here for sightseeing. We're here for Dartz" Yugi said.

"So where is his Royal Highness?" Kaiba asked.

"Probably where that green light shining" TK said as they saw a green beam of light shooting into the sky.

"Let's go" Daisuke said as the gang towards the direction of the green light.

Later

The gang arrived at ruined fieldhouse where they saw a figure sitting on a throne.

"It's Dartz" Tai said as the gang got closer, but when they got there, they got a big surprise.

"Is that Dartz?" Yolei asked.

"It is, but it looks like he's frozen in crystal" Kari said as she stepped closer to the crystal statue of Dartz.

"Be careful, Kari" Daisuke warned her friend as Kari went to touch the statue, only for it to shatter.

"Ok, this is disturbing" Joey said.

"I'm really starting to get sick of the games" Kaiba said as he started to get really upset.

"Oh, but Kaiba, the games have only just begun" Dartz's voice rang out.

"It's Dartz, but where is he?" Daisuke said as the area began to shake and everyone looked to see a whirlpool in the ocean and suddenly, a huge serpent rose out of the water and wrapped itself around Atlantis.

"Is that?" Cody asked.

"It's the Great Leviathan" Yugi said.

"Wait, didn't Dartz say the Great Leviathan couldn't be summoned without the four chosen duelists?" Veemon asked.

"Guys, look" Tai said as the gang saw something on the serpent's forehead.

"It's Dartz. He must have given his soul to power this beast" Yugi said.

"Clever observation, Yugi. All I'm missing are the four Chosen Duelists" Dartz said.

"Oh, really? You want a piece of us? Try getting through these guys" Daisuke said as she activated her duel disk and drew 3 cards. "I play Red Eyes Black Dragon, Blue Eyes White Dragon, and Imperialdramon Dragon Mode" Daisuke as her three dragons each appeared with a roar.

"I play Dark Magician, Beast of Glifer, and Kuriboh" Yugi said as his three monsters appeared as well.

"I'll kick things off with Jinzo, Rocket Warrior, and Red Eyes White Dragon" Joey said as his monsters appeared.

"Then I play Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, Gadget Soldier, and Vorse Raider" Kaiba said as his fusion monster and beast warrior monster appeared, followed by a man who was literally part man, and part machine wielding a rocket launcher on his right shoulder.

"Now I play the Eye of Timaeus" Yugi said.

"Followed by The Fang of Critias" Kaiba said.

"Along with the unstoppable Claw of Hermos" Joey said.

"And to finish, I play the Crown of Asta" Daisuke said as the four legendary dragons appeared. "Now I play Legend of Heart. Now Legendary Dragons, show your true form" Daisuke as the four dragons flew into the sky and a bright light came down onto the field. "Meet the Legendary Knights of Atlantis" Daisuke said as the four knights appeared.

"You mean those guys were knights the whole time?" Joey asked.

"Long story, Joey" Daisuke said. "And now Dartz, for all the people you captured, for the crimes you've committed against humanity, it ends here. Monsters attack!" Daisuke commanded as the dragons fired from a distance, while the other monsters went for a close-range attack. Down below, everyone can see explosions happening around the Great Leviathan.

"Did it work?" Joey asked as the explosions cleared and the serpent was still standing.

"I think that answered your question, Joey" Tai said as the Leviathan launched an energy attack, destroying all of their monsters.

"Our monsters are all gone" Daisuke said.

"Not all of them" Yugi said as the four knights of Atlantis appeared. "Timaeus, absorb the power of my Multiply card and attack with the force of 10,000 knights" Yugi said as Timaeus glowed before heading to the Leviathan and sent an energy wave from its sword, which exploded on impact.

"Tell me it worked" Yolei said as the smoke cleared, and the serpent was still there and Dartz gave an evil laugh.

"When do you plan on launching your real attacks?" Dartz asked.

"You want a real attack? We'll give you one" Daisuke said as she took out her Digivice. "Ready, guys?" Daisuke asked.

"We're with you all the way" Tai said as he and the others took out their Digivices as well.

"Veemon digivolve to...Ex-Veemon"

"Hawkmon digivolve to...Aquilamon"

"Armadillomon digivolve to...Ankylomon"

"Patamon digivolve to...Angemon"

"Wormmon digivolve to...Stingmon"

"Tentomon digivolve to...Kabuterimon"

"Gabumon/Augmon warp-digivolve to...WarGreymon/MetalGarurumon"

"I'm so scared" Dartz mocked.

"You should be. Terra Force!" WarGreymon shouted as he sent a huge fireball towards the Leviathan.

"Try this on for size. Ice Wolf Bite!" MetalGarurumon shouted as he sent multiple missiles towards the serpent and the two attacks collided, causing a huge explosion.

"Did it work?" Daisuke asked as the smoke cleared and there was not a scratch on the Leviathan.

"That answer your question" Kaiba responded.

"I have an idea. Kabuterimon, you need to digivolve again" Izzy said.

"Let's do it" Kabuterimon said as he flew towards the serpent while at the same time, Izzy's Digivice turned solid purple and the Crest of Knowledge shot out.

"Kabuterimon digivolve to...MegaKabuterimon"

"Horn Buster!" MegaKabuterimon shouted as he sent an energy beam from his main horn towards the Leviathan and just like last time, the attack made contact but still no damage.

"Nothing's working" Joey said.

"There's only one option left" Daisuke said.

"You're thinking what I'm thinking?" Ken asked.

"It's our only chance" Daisuke said.

"Let's go" Ex-Veemon said as he took off.

"I'm right behind you" Stingmon said as he took off as well just as Daisuke and Ken's Digivices turned blue and green.

"Ex-Veemon/Stingmon DNA digivolve to...Paildramon"

"Let's skin this snake" Yolei said.

"Couldn't agree more" Kari said as their Digivices turned red and white.

"Aquilamon/Gatomon DNA digivolve to... Silphymon"

"Ready?" TK asked.

"Let's go" Cody said as their Digivices turned yellow and white.

"Ankylomon/Angemon DNA digivolve to...Shakkoumon"

"Desperado Blaster!" Paildramon shouted as he fired side blasters from its hips.

"Static Force!" Silphymon shouted as he sent a beam of red energy.

"Justice Beam!" Shakkoumon shouted he fired twin red beams from its eyes. The 3 attacks collided, and the Leviathan roared in pain.

"Yeah, it worked" Joey said.

"Don't celebrate too soon, Joey. I think we just made it mad" Daisuke said as the serpent turned its attention to the 3 Digimon.

"You dare to attack me?! Let's see how you like it!" Dartz said angrily as the Leviathan was about to fire an energy beam, when multi-colored lights appeared in the skies.

"What is that?" Kari asked.

"I think I know" Yugi said.

"We must help the chosen duelists. It's the only way" Dark Magician Girl said as she led the charge with every Duel Monster backing her up.

"Let's give them a hand" Daisuke said as she, Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey drew their cards. "I play Des Gardius, Buster Blader and Makyura the Destructor" Daisuke said.

"I play Black Luster Solider, Arcana Knight Joker, and Valkyrion the Magna Warrior" Yugi said.

"I play Vorse Raider, Kaiser Sea Horse, and Blade Knight" Kaiba said.

"Check out these bad boys. I play Gearfried the Iron Knight, Gilford the Lightning, and Flame Swordsman" Joey said as the monsters from each of their respective duelists appeared and charge towards the Leviathan. Most of the monsters took their sowrds and claws and slashed across various parts of the Leviathan, but no damage occured.

"It's not working" Joey said.

"Be gone, you pests!" Dartz said as tendrils shot out of the serpent and destroyed the monsters.

"Guys, don't look now, but those things are heading this way" TK said as the tendrils went towards the gang.

"Run for cover!" Daisuke said as the gang got of the way, but the tendrils grabbed Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba.

"Oh man, this ain't right" Joey said as he tried to break free, but it was no use.

"Quick, try to break them free" Daisuke said as she and the others tried to free the three duelists.

"It's no use. I'm in control and soon you'll be where everyone is. Inside the Great Beast" Dartz said.

"We rather die than be your slaves" Tai said.

"But don't you want to be reunited with your friends? They're inside the Leviathan" Dartz said.

"I don't hear anything" Daisuke said.

"Daisuke" a voice said.

"Mai" Daisuke said in shock

"Joey"

"It's Valon" Joey said.

"Kaiba"

"Alister" Kaiba said.

"Tai, please"

"Sora" Tai said.

"Everybody we know is inside that snake" Joey said.

"That's right, and as long as mankind exists, so does the Great Beast" Dartz said.

"No way. We've come too far just to give up" Daisuke said as she tried to set Yugi free. "Everyone, please listen. I know it seems like things are hopeless, but we each carry a light inside that can extinguish even the murkiest of darkness. Remember a happy memory, something that means the most to you, and together we can beat Dartz and his sick games" Daisuke said as everyone from Sora, Pegasus, Mai, Valon started to remember their most recent memories. And soon, orbs of light flew towards Daisuke's deck.

"Daisuke, take this" Joey said as he gave Daisuke his orb of light.

"Here. Take mine, and don't screw this up" Kaiba said as he handed his orb of light.

"It's up to you, Daisuke. You can do this. We believe in you" Yugi said as he gave his orb to Daisuke. And try as hard as she can, Daisuke and the others couldn't hold on and were forced to let go.

"Now all that remains is you and your friends, Daisuke" Dartz said as he started to pay attention to Daisuke and the others, when something happened.

"What's going on? My control is slipping" Dartz said as beams of light shot out of the Leviathan.

"In the name of the Pharoah and the High Priestess, light our darkest hour" Daisuke said as the eye symbol for the Milliennium Items appeared on her forehead, and soon Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba were back on the ground, though Joey's landing was a bit less graceful.

"What happened?" Joey asked as he got up.

"I think they happened" Daisuke said as 3 familiar monsters appeared.

"Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon and the Winged Dragon of Ra. The 3 Egyptian God Monsters" Yugi said.

"You dare to challenge me?" Dartz said as the Leviathan flew into the clouds followed by the 3 Egyptian God Monsters.

"They'll need my help" Hitomi said as she appeared in spirit form and flew after them.

"We should give them a hand" Paildramon said.

"Let's" Silphymon said as the 3 DNA level Digimon went after Dartz.

"Be careful guys" Daisuke thought.

High above the clouds

The Leviathan came out on one side, while the Obelisk, Silfer, Ra and the Digimon came out on the other.

"So you think you have the power to defeat me? Then, come and get me" Dartz dared as the giant serpent roared, sending shockwaves across the clouds.

"Obelisk, attack with Fist of Fury!, Slifer, Thunder Force Attack!, Ra, activate your Blaze Cannon!" Hitmoi commanded as the 3 Egyptian God Monsters prepared their attacks.

"My Great Beast existed along before the Egyption Gods, and it will continue to exist when they're gone!" Dartz said in anger as the Great Leviathan fired an energy beam from it's mouth.

"Now, My Egyptian Gods, combine your powers!" Hitmoi commanded as Obelisk, Slifer, and Ra fired red, blue, and yellow energy beams, which sooned combined into one massive beam which soon pushed back the Leviathan's attack.

"Let's give them a hand" Paildramon said as he started to glow. "Paildramon mega-digvlove to...Imperialdramon"

"Positron Laser!" Imperialdramon said as he fired a beam from it's cannon on it's back.

"Static Force!" Silphymon said as he fired a beam of pink energy.

"Justice Beam!" Shakkoumon said as he fired twin beams from it's eyes. The three attacks combined with the other attacks formed a beam of energy the likes of which no one has ever seen. All accross the world, the collision could be seen for miles.

"My Leviathan is powered by the darkness of my prisoners!" Dartz boasted.

"Wrong, I was able to take that darkness from you and transform it into light, a light that powers up my beasts" Hitmoi said as the combined blast broke through the attack and struck the giant serpent.

Back at Atlantis

The gang could the Great Leviathan plummet to the sea.

"Looks like the Gods came through after all" Kaiba said as the Levaithan hit the water, orbs of light came bursting out of the beast.

High above the clouds

"Hey Mai" A voice said.

"Valon, what happened?" Mai asked.

"Thank them" Valon said as he referred the gang that was watching down there. "They defeated Dartz. You should be proud to have friends like those" Valon added.

"Yeah, I guess I am" Mai said as she looked at the gang as well.

"Hey, Alister" A voice said.

"Mikey?" Alister asked.

"Yeah, it's me" Mikey said.

"I've been looking everywhere for you" Alister said as tears filled his eyes.

"I'm always with you, Alister. No matter what" Mikey said.

"I promise I'll never stop looking for you, little brother" Alister said as the clouds began to part, making way for the sun to come out.

Back at Atlantis

"The sun's coming out" Kari said.

"And look who's back" Yolei as Imeprialdramon, Silphymon, and Shakkoumon flew down to the others, de-digivolve back to their rookie forms.

"Great job, guys" Joey said.

"Was there any doubt?" Veemon said as the ground began to shake and suddenly, a smokey version of the Great Leviathan came out of the sea and wrapped itself around Atlantis, just as Hitmoi returned and combined with Daisuke.

"Let's get out of here" Tai said.

"You don't have to tell me twice" Joey said as the gang headed for the portal.

"One at a time, people. No need to push" Veemon said as the gang went into the portal one by one, and soon only Yugi and Daisuke were left.

"Let's go home" Daisuke said she went for the portal.

"You coming, Yugi?" Daisuke asked.

"There's something I need to do. You go, I'll catch up" Yugi said.

"Be careful" Daisuke said as she went into the portal.

"What is it, Yugi?" Yami asked as he appeared.

"Look" Yugi said as Dartz came staggering out of the building, just as the Leviathan appeared.

"Timeaus, attack!" Yami commanded as Timeaus appeared and charged at the snake, but he wasn't able to make a scratch.

"It didn't work" Yugi said.

"Timaeus, return" Yami commanded as the knight vanished.

"Now do you see? This isn't one of your little Duel Monsters. My Great Beast was born from the darkness of mankind, and as long as mankind exists, so does the Great Beast" Dartz said.

"You're wrong, Dartz. The Orichalcos has brainwashed you into believing that mankind was evil. It's clouded your mind. Think, when you ruled Atlantis, your people were peaceful and generous. But then, the Orichalcos stones came and changed everything, which lead to chaos and destruction. So if you want to destroy mankind, you'll have to destroy me first" Yami said.

"With pleasure" Dartz said as the Great Leviathan lunged at Yami as it turned into a dark whirlwind that consumed the Pharaoh.

"Be careful, Yami!" Yugi said as he watched his friend scream in pain as he was consumed by the darkness.

Back at Dartz's fortress

"Oh man, what's going on up there?" Tristan asked as the gang watched a beam of darkness come out of Atlantis.

"Let's hope the others are ok" Tea said as the gang continued to watch.

To Be Continued

The final chapter of Waking the Dragons is coming up. And then it's on to the Grand Tournament. Sorry for the long hiatus, hope you enjoy the new chapter.

A/N: I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh! or Digimon.