Yu-Gi-Oh! KC Grand Prix 2006
Disclaimer: I don't own, I fantasize.
99.9 percent of the things in this story are NOT true!
Chapter 1: The Challenge
This is it. I have travelled over 3,000 miles to get here. I can't let him down. I'm not here because of coincidence; I'm here because I feel that it's my destiny. He needs me. I can't go home now. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be the woman I am now. He has shown me that I don't need to rely on other people. I can take care of myself, and I am more confident about the choices I make. He has helped me so much; I have to return the favor. No matter how cold he has been to me and my friends. He still deserves my up most respect. I bet you're wondering who I'm talking about, huh? You probably figured it out though. If you haven't then here's a clue: He is the 'cold-hearted' CEO of Kaiba Corp. Ring a bell? He may be cold, but that's only if you haven't seen his other side.
Kaiba isn't as cold as you think he is. He really is a nice person. And somehow, someway, I have developed some deep feelings for him. Why, you ask? Because he helped me when I needed him...big time. Now I am an excellent duelist and a smarter person, two things that he helped me perfect. Now I have to put everything that he taught me to the test. I might win and set him free, or I might lose and fail everyone, but I can't live without him. That is why I am standing outside the Empire State Building at 2:00 in the morning. When I go in, I will have to duel Sergio for Seto's freedom. I don't care about me right now...I just want Seto back. Seto Kaiba has changed my life, and I will stop at nothing to get him back.
"Man that movie looks so good!" Tristan said looking away from the television.
The gang Yugi, Joey, Tea, and Tristan were all hanging out at Yugi's place. This wasn't really a surprise since they meet there every Friday at 7:00pm. They either watch regular television shows, or they would watch a scary movie together. It was their special ritual.
"What movie? The Grudge? Yeah right! That looks too scary!" Tea said eyeing Tristan as he lifted his feet to place them on the coffee table.
"That's because your a girl, Tea. Us men don't get scared easily." Joey said standing up. "Actually, we laugh in the face of danger! Ha ha ha."
Just then Joey felt a hand on his shoulder. Terrified, he flew halfway across the room and before you knew it he was clutching onto Tristan, hanging for his dear life.
"Oh, hey Grandpa. How's it going?" Yugi asked as he identified the figure in the doorway.
Joey turned his head to look at the old man. Grandpa was staring at Joey with a huge smile on his face. He was trying his hardest to contain his laughter. He wasn't the only one laughing though. Joey had turned his head one again and he saw Tea holding her stomach and sprawled out on Yugi's lap. She wasn't laughing loudly, she was just laughing silently.
Joey turned back to grandpa. "Aww...GRAMPS! Ya know it's rude ta sneak up on people like dat!" He yelled.
Tea then let out her bursts of laughter, as did Yugi and Grandpa. Tristan was the only one who didn't look all so happy.
"Joey..." Tristan said in a low, threatening voice which caused everyone to stop laughing and fall silent. "Will you please...GET OFF OF ME!"
Laughter filled the room yet again as Joey landed on the floor with a thud.
"Hardy Har Har, very funny you guys," Joey said feeling a tad embarrassed.
"We can't help it if you scream like a girl, Joey," Yugi said as he continued to laugh.
"Why you-" Joey started to move towards Yugi until Tristan's voice filled the air.
"Hey guys, look," he said pointing towards the television.
"-we are live here at Kaiba Corporation this evening and we have finally spoken to Mr. Kaiba himself. These were his words as of three minutes ago..."
"Listen up you Losers." The gang sweat dropped. "Are you tough enough to handle the ultimate dueling tournament this world has ever seen? Well, prepare your decks, because from exactly one week form tomorrow, my 3rd tournament will be taking place in the Kaiba Land Amusement Park. Believe me; this is not like my last tournament, Grand Championship. If you don't come to play you will get hurt, so you little kids stay home with your mothers, especially you, Wheeler." Joey was now fuming. "This isn't a daycare center, this tournament is for real duelist. Be at Kaiba Land at exactly noon. Any later and you will be disqualified!"
"Ohh! Kaiba's throwing another tournament and only the best of the best will be there. This will be next Satur-" The volume was then turned down.
"Another tournament! Good! Now Kaiba can get what's coming to him!" Joey said jumping up from the couch.
"You? Beat Kaiba? Dude...he will duel circles around you," Tristan said ruining the moment.
"Yeah, Yugi's the only one who can beat Kaiba," Tea added teasingly.
"I could beat him if I wanted to! I was just playing with him his whole time!" Joey had to defend himself; this was the little reputation he had left.
"It's okay Joey. You're an excellent duelist," Yugi said and Joey's eyes began to water.
"Ya mean dat, Yug?" he asked sniffing.
"Of course. Kaiba just has more experience, that's all," Yugi said.
"Aw, thanks Yuge!" Joey said
"Hey don't forget who taught you everything you know!" Grandpa said.
"I gotcha gramps. When I'm richer than Kaiba, I'll buy ya a bigger card shop. You'll even have all the technology Kaiba Corp. has, but better!"
"What's up with the competition with Kaiba, Joey?" Tristan asked confused.
"Kaiba thinks dat he's better den everyone, and dat we don't deserve respect! Well, when I get all rich and famous, I'm gonna have a company and a mansion dat's much better den Kaiba's."
"A company, huh? What would you call it? Tea asked
Joey thought for a moment and said "Wheeler Corporation, what else?"
"But you know you have to be highly intelligent to-"
"Shut up, Tristan." Joey said.
The gang then laughed.
"Well, I'll see you later guys, sorry I couldn't stay longer, but I need some sleep. I have dance class in the morning," Tea said putting her hand on the doorknob.
"Well, okay. Do you want one of us to come with you?" Yugi asked
"No Yugi, it's okay. My house is only five minutes away from here," She said
"Dat may be so, but ya know as well as I do that it's dangerous out there," Joey stated.
"And we wouldn't be able to forgive ourselves if something were to happen to you," Tristan added
"I'll be fine okay. Don't worry. I'm only five minutes away. I'll call when I get there." Tea said opening the door.
"Okay, okay. Goodnight, Tea," Yugi said.
"Goodnight guys. See you tomorrow," She closed the door. 'My goodness! I really do have some wonderful friends.' she thought. They would do anything for her. She was lucky to have people who cared for her. She never knew that feeling because her parents were never around. Her mother gave up on her and her father when she was just 8 years old. She could never forgive her for that. She left all the responsibility on her father to take care of his company and their two children.
Tea and her older brother Tori tried not to be so much of a burden on their father. They did their best to look out for each other. They picked up the slack around the house and tried not to argue about trivial things. They had the best father anyone could ask for.
When Tea was 16, she convinced her father to let her stay in Domino City with her aunt to attend dancing lessons with some of the most prestigious dancers in the world. After talking it over, he let her live where she wanted if she promised to keep her grades up. She stayed by her promise and put her grades first, and as for dancing, she could feel herself growing as a performer. Moving to Domino had to be the single best decision she has ever made because she was on the right track of following her dreams and she made amazing friends and she ddint know what she would do without them.
Tea stepped off the side walk and into the street. What she didn't see was that car going 75 miles per hour.
Tea then snapped back into reality and stopped in the middle of the str eet. She turned to see the black Toyota speeding her way. She tried to run but her legs were frozen in place. Tea panicked and let out a scream as she closed her eyes.
Tea opened her eyes and cautiously looked around. She blinked a couple times and sat up. She didn't seem to be in pain. "What happened?" She thought out loud.
A voice spoke from behind her. "I saved your pathetic life."
The new voice startled Tea. She turned around and saw the 6'5'' Kaiba looking down at her.
"Kaiba? What are you doing out this late?" Tea asked pushing herself off of the ground.
"That's none of your business, Gardner. Just be thankful that I just so happened to be out here,"
Tea then stood up and dusted herself off. "Look, whatever, Kaiba. I guess I'll thank you for saving me."
"You should be worshipping me," Kaiba said with a smirk.
"Excuse me?" Tea said eyeing him.
"If I hadn't saved you, you probably would've gotten killed. All you are is a damsel in distress."
"You heard me. You're weak. You always need someone to save you," He said to her, pushing her buttons
"Don't insult me, Kaiba. Just because I'm a girl, doesn't make you anymore stronger than me."
"You think you're as good as me?"
"Don't underestimate me!"
"Alright then...I have a challenge for you," he crossed his arms.
"Go ahead, name your game!" Tea said
Kaiba smirked "You have to sign up as a duelist for my tournament next week and you have to AT LEAST make it to the finals."
'Whoa...I wasn't expecting that...' Tea thought nervously.
"What's the matter, Gardner? Are you backing down?" Kaiba asked
"You wish...I accept your challenge..." Tea said kind of confidently, kind of not.
Kaiba laughed. "Gardner...you don't know what you have just gotten yourself into." He turned to walk away, but not before his said his last words to her. "I suggest you start brushing up on your duelling skills because you only have a week to prepare."
Tea stared at Kaiba's back and just thought about what just happened. Oh no...Tea what were you thinking? Sure I can duel, but how will I compete with the best in the world?
She finally reached her house. She opened her door to walk into an empty home. Her aunt was rarely at home because she was always on important business trips. She set her keys on the table as she flopped on the couch. She glanced up at the ceiling. All I have is a week. It didn't even take Joey a week to get to where he was and he couldn't even hang with the best when he was just getting into the whole duelling thing.
She sighed. She didn't know who she was going to do it, but she would prove Kaiba wrong. She was more than a damsel in distress, and she would do whatever it took to prove it. She sat up on the couch and looked at her phone. There was only one person who could help her to be where she needed to be. She grabbed her phone and dialled Yugi's number.
It was already 11:48 in the morning and Tea was making enormous progress. Yugi was surprised to see how dedicated Tea was into learning all about the world of dueling, though he wondered what her motivation was. All Tea said was that she wanted to prove to people she wasn't a damsel in distress. But why do it through dueling?
'Especially a week right before Kaiba's big tournament.' Yugi eyed Tea for a minute. 'I wonder what's really going on...'
"Hello...Yugi are you still there?" Tea asked waving her hand in front of his face, trying to indicate if he was still listening to her. "You're staring dead at me and I doubt you even heard a word I just said."
"Oh, I'm sorry Tea. I must have spaced out..." Yugi said blushing, realizing that he was indeed staring at his best friend that he was supposed to be giving a lesson to.
"It's okay." Tea replied, giving Yugi one of her signature smiles, which made Yugi blush even more. "But of course, back to business. I'm really glad your grandpa gave me some of his own cards to choose from."
"Yeah, when we're done you should have a solid deck to work with in the tournament."
"That's what I'm looking for." Tea said. She picked up a card and asked Yugi to identify it for her.
"Oh, that's Cyber-Stein (ATK 700, DEF 500). That card could be really affective."
Tea tilted her head. "What do you mean it could?"
"Well you have to know exactly when you're going to play it."
"What does it do?"
"Cyber-Stein has a major special effect. You can special summon a fusion monster from your fusion deck to your hand, at the cost of 5000 of your own life points."
Tea's eyes slightly widened. "5000 life points..."
"Well yeah, but you have an extremely strong fusion monster that you can summon. Something that Kaiba himself doesn't have in one form."
"Oh yeah...I forgot about that card..." Tea said picking up the fusion monster she borrowed from Yugi's grandfather. "This is so perfect. Seto Kaiba, forget just the finals...I'm going for the championship."
As the week went by, Tea showed major improvement in her dueling ability. She spent endless mornings and endless nights at Yugi's place and her commitment was going to pay off. Her techniques were flawless and her deck was almost complete.
"Master Sergio, your limo awaits you outside." Spoke a woman of early 40's. She was indeed a maid.
"Hmm…Thank you Nicole. Tell Lloyd to carry my bags outside."
The 20 year old male walked out to his white limo and sat inside. Sergio E. Fiasco was the CEO of SEF Systems. He was one of the only companies that dared to try and compete head to head with Kaiba Corp. He also manufactured gaming products but none were as successful as Kaiba's. But it was time he did something about it. Sergio, infact, was on his way to Domino City to register for the KC Grand Championship. He just figured that once he won the tournament he could finally get all the publicity he deserved.
Sergio began to run his hand through his jet back hair. "I have been waiting on this for a long time, Kaiba. I'll beat you at your own game, take your pride and put you out of business."
Saturday – The day of the KC Grand Championship
"Oh man, Yami I'm so nervous!" Tea exclaimed looking around Kaiba Land. She constantly looked down at her watch. It was 11:58, and they have gotten there just with time to spare.
"Don't worry Tea. Yugi and I taught you everything we know. You'll be fine," Yami said giving her a reassuring smile.
"Thanks Yami," she tried to smile back but her nerves were getting the best of her.
"Yami, Tea, what's up?" A voice yelled from behind them.
"Joey, Tristan, you made it," Yami said to them as the two halted in front of them.
"Hey, you guys. Where have you been?" She asked indicating that the time on her watch was one minute before the hour.
"Joey here had to stop at Burger World and order every damned thing on the menu," Tristan said out of breath.
"No I didn't!"
"Seriously, Joey has a black hole for a stomach." Yami spoke
"As if we didn't all know." Tea added, smiling. Sometimes people couldn't get enough of talking about Joey.
"Oh great, here comes moneybags…" Joey groaned and the crowd of people began to settle down.
"I hope you all are ready for one hell of a tournament. If you're not I suggest you leave. Here you will meet only the best of the best and the competitiveness will only rise to a higher multitude. I hope you are ready because I take no prisoners."
Tea began to get nervous again. What if she didn't remember everything Yugi and Yami taught her, what if she messed up. Man, I can't help but be nervous!
"But you all are lucky enough that I paid all travel expenses." Everyone looked around confused.
"Our first tournament stop is Sicily, Italy. You all will also be staying in one of my hotels that I have specifically built for this tournament. The pilot on the plane has orders to leave immediately, so don't take your time. You all have 30 minutes to get to the airport."
"Wow, Italy, I've neva been." Joey said turning to his friends. "You've been there before though, right Tea?"
Tea smiled. "I was born in Sicily."
"That's right. I almost forgot, you're half Italian." Tristan said walking out the amusement park.
Tea nodded as they stopped near the streets. They just stood there and realized that the next bus didn't come until 15 more minutes.
"How are we going to get to the airport?" Yami asked.
"Hey guys, are you just gonna stand there like you have no place to be," Mai pulled up in her pink mustang convertible. "Get in."
"Thanks, Mai." They all said in unison. Once the additional four were in the car Mai sped off. Never hurts to be early.
Tea began to settle down and calm her nerves. I mean she was going home after all. Maybe talking to Daddy will give me some encouragement of something. Tea thought as she smiled softly. She was going to be fine, but she was eager to see what this tournament had in store for her.
I may be nervous, Kaiba, but once I defeat you it will be all worth while. I'm ready for you.
Im backkk . So Read and Review . All Ive done was put chapter 1 and 2 together .. the next chapter will be up soon .