A/n: Second chap. Enjoy! (Oh, BTW, I just changed the title to Inside the Heart, for people who saw this early.)

Inside the Heart

Chapter 2

Akiza sat on the floor dressed in a rose coloured blouse and a pair of silky, silver pajama pants. She lay her deck out on the ground and a soft knock came from the door.

"Come in," Akiza called. The door opened a crack and Luna's head peeked in a bit.

"Do you want some tea, Akiza?" Luna asked, sticking the cup towards Akiza. Akiza gratefully accepted the cup. Luna sat on the floor across from Akiza and picked up Black Rose Dragon. The majestic and beautiful dragon seemed happy and at ease.

"Black Rose Dragon," Luna said aloud.

"She's beautiful, isn't she?" Akiza said reverently. The card had been with her through good times and bad times.

"'Just like you are under that mask,'" Luna quoted. Akiza looked up, startled.

"Yeah," she replied quietly. Luna was curious.

"Was that duel painful for you, Akiza?" she asked cautiously. Akiza thought about it.

"I was a different person, Luna," she replied.

"Do you like Yusei?" Luna asked. Akiza smiled.

"Of course. He saved me." She said the last part quietly. She loves him, Luna thought, feeling happy for the older girl.

"I think it's alright to be in love," she repeated, like she said to Yusei earlier. Akiza's eyes widened.

"I do not love Yusei!" she protested.

"Do so," Luna challenged. Oddly, she was used to talking this way.

"Luna, I am not going to argue with you."

"Are you going to tell him?" Luna blurted. Akiza blew out a breath.

"No, of course not."

Luna stared at the older girl probingly. "I'll help you tell him," she suggested. She wasn't one to rush, but she was feeling a bit impatient. There was awkwardness in the house and she didn't like it.

She took Akiza's longer hand in her own and pulled her downstairs, where Leo had just lost spectacularly to Yusei. He was still happy anyway.

"I was so close!" Leo cried ecstatically

"You spend too much time narrating your duels," Luna pointed out, still clutching Akiza's hand.

"Nice try, Leo," Yusei said kindly and smiled at Akiza. She blushed and smiled back.

"Akiza wants to tell you something," Luna announced. She had a mischievous glint in her eye.

"I do not, Luna," Akiza fumed. Leo saw Akiza's blush and grinned.

"Akiza loves Yusei! Akiza loves Yusei!" Leo teased.

"Leo," Yusei said sternly.

"Sorry. Couldn't help it."

Yusei turned back to Akiza. "Everything all right, Akiza?" he asked. He stepped closer to her and touched her cheek softly.

"I'm fine, Yusei," she said, drawn in by his eyes. He studied her.

"Talking to Luna?" he asked. Luna smiled at the mention of her name and nudged Akiza softly.

"Yeah," she replied and her golden-brown orbs met his azure gems. She tilted her head up slightly and pressed her lips against his and she smiled into the kiss. Yusei froze for a second and pulled her close.

"Ugh," Leo moaned and covered his eyes. Luna just smiled and went to make some more tea.

Yusei and Akiza broke apart and they both thought of one thing. Luna was really good at revealing what was inside their hearts.

A/n: Okay, okay, I know. That was really bad. My next story will be better, I promise!