Hey everyone! Black Rose here, bringing you an edited first chapter of Songs From a Duelists' Heart! I'm so sorry the first version of this was sooo crappy! But I went through, and edited all 6 chapters and began working on the new chapters! Once all the editing is done, you will have normal updates again! Thank you for reading Songs From a Duelists' Heart! Enjoy! (I will be switching back and forth between English and Japanese names. Just to clear things up.)

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Also to clear things up:



Duel Spirit Speaking

"Haou speaking"

"Jehu speaking"

Chapter One: The Return

It was a sunny day at Duel Academy, and everyone was outside enjoying the sunshine.

A small group of duelists were gathered under a large tree near the entrance to the academy, and were enjoying the peace and quiet. They were some of the most popular students at Duel Academy; Jun "Chazz" Manjoume, Asuka Tenjoin, Rei Saotome, Tyranno Kenzan, and Sho Marafuji

"Hey Sho! I challenge you to a duel!" Sho looked up to see his dinosaur-loving friend standing over him. Sho put the book he had been reading down on the grass and picked up his Duel Disk.

"Hey Sho, whatcha reading?" Kenzan leaned over and tried to read the cover of the book.

"Hey!" Sho shouted, grabbing the book and hiding it behind his back. "That's none of your business!" Kenzan pouted for a moment and just as Sho relaxed, he grabbed the book and brought it over to their group of friends who were sitting nearby.

"Manjoume-senpai! Look what Sho was reading!" Kenzan waved the book in front of his face, only to be pushed away. "Hey, that wasn't nice!"

Chazz turned, and glared at Kenzan.

"Why would I care what that Slacker is reading?" Asuka, top ranking Obelisk Blue student, leaned over and smacked the back of his head.

"Manjoume-kun, that wasn't very nice. May I see what he was reading?" Kenzan handed Asuka the book as Chazz mumbled under his breath about "Stupid Slackers".

"1o Best Ways to Beat a Pro-Duelist" Asuka read frowning slightly. She looked around. "Speaking of Pro-Duelists, has anyone seen Judai-kun lately?" The group looked around the area and didn't see the Slifer.

"Come to think of it," Rei said with a frown on her face. "I haven't seen Judai-sama much since we got back from Dark World." Sho stood up, dusting off his Obelisk Blue jacket. "Well Jim-kun, O'Brian-kun, and Johan-kun are coming back, today. I saw Aniki talking with Samejima-sensi and Chronos-sensi. That was the last time I saw him and that was a few days ago!" Sho's voice had risen without him realizing it, and their group was cringing at his loud tone.

Excuse me! Marafuji-sempai!" The group looked up to see a second year Ra Yellow student approaching them.

"Yes, may I help you?" Sho looked at the others, gesturing to them to pack up their stuff.

"W-well, I was told by Chronos-sensei that your group would be welcoming the visitors from the other Academies?" The boy shuffled from foot to foot, waiting for an answer.

"Yeah, but they aren't due for another 3 hours, right guys?" Sho looked at Asuka expectantly. She sighed.

"I am assuming they will be here early?" the boy (I'll call him Joe) nodded his head. "They are arriving in Port as we speak."

"WHAT?!" was only reply Joe got before the entire group rushed towards the docks.

"U-um, Marafuji-sempai?" Sho stopped and looked at Joe.


"W-well, I was told Yuki Judai-sama was in charge of their rooming arrangements. May I ask where he is? I wanted to ask him for his autograph." Sho cocked his head to the side.

"If I see him, I'll tell him." With that, Sho was off and running towards the docks eagerly awaiting the arrival of some very precious friends.


"Johan's here already?" screamed a very well-known voice. Enter Yuki Judai, top student at Duel Academy, who was currently in the tree right above where his friends were previously sitting.

Judai hopped down from the tree and sprinted towards the Slifer Dorms.

'If Johan is coming, I have to look my best!' were his only thoughts as he rushed into his newly expanded dorm room. "Damn it!" Judai wanted to shower before his secret crush got there, because he was pretty sure he smelled like tree sap. Judai rushed to the bathroom, not even noticing he forgot his towel. As the Slifer was finishing his shower, a certain teal-haired duelist entered his dorm.

"Well that felt nice." Judai commented as he stepped out of the shower. "Damn it, did I leave my towel out there?" As Judai opened his bathroom door, he came face-to-face with the light emerald eyed duelist who had been plaguing his very thoughts since the day he left to go back to North Academy.



Well, there it is! The newly edited chapter one! I hope you all enjoyed it, and don't hate me for the monstrosity that was the original first chapter. As I was saying in my earlier Authors Note, I was absent for a while due to personal reasons. But now I have my inspiration back, and I plan on making up for all the lost time. Please drop a review on your way out! And thank you for all the favs, follows, and reviews! They keep me writing! Until next time!

-Black Rose of Fire