Twilight of a Friend For #Azure Week 2021. A missing scene from my story And in the Darkness Bind Them. Tea and Seto try to deal with their feelings after a recent friend sacrifices himself to save them and everyone else in the group.
Yu-Gi-Oh, K+, English, Tragedy & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 18h, Anzu M./Tea G., S. Kaiba
1 The Burden Time Always Reveals Post-Crash Town, WC2011 Over the Nexus verse. Kalin has settled into his life in Satisfaction Town just fine. He never expected that a call from Officer Trudge about trouble in the Facility would turn that all upsidedown.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, T, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, words: 5k+, favs: 1, 9/14, T. Ushio, Kiryū K.
5Castles and Dreams » Post-series. When one of Radley's Bunch inherits a Scottish castle, Kalin, Radley, and some more of the Bunch accompany him to see what it's like. They were expecting a creepy castle, and some disgruntled family members wanting to contest the will, but they weren't expecting what else they find...
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Mystery & Friendship, chapters: 4, words: 10k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 9/11 published: 8/23, Kiryū K.
1 A Break That Would Make It Okay Post-Crash Town, WC2011 Over the Nexus video game verse. Sector Security didn't ask questions; they just dragged Radley off to the Facility along with Lawton and Malcolm. Weeks later, Radley is tired and spent and deeply hurting from being apparently abandoned by everyone. When Kalin comes to visit, Radley doesn't know what to think.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, words: 4k+, favs: 1, 9/9, Kiryū K.
24I Know You Carry Me » A ficlet and scene collection, mostly post-series but later may include season 3 era scenes. The ups and downs and progression of a deep and lasting friendship between Kalin Kessler and Radley Ramon. Current segment: Radley's musical talents still have some surprises.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, T, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 17, words: 25k+, favs: 2, updated: 9/7 published: 5/15, Kiryū K.
2 You Are Just Like Me Crash Town era. Kalin really didn't think Radley capable of sacrificing himself for someone else. Finding him dead in the mines after a brutal whipping and overloading of the shock collar is bad enough, but having to face that he has lost someone he cared about and didn't know he cared about until it was too late is far worse.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, T, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, words: 6k+, favs: 2, 8/16, Yūsei F., Kiryū K.
18 The Ghost of Bennett Ranch » Post-series. When a ranch that has been providing jobs for former members of Malcolm's Crew begins to experience a series of dangerous accidents, Kalin and Radley are called in to investigate. Is the culprit the mysterious ghost that appears before people and threatens them ... or could it be a living person who doesn't appreciate what the ranch is doing?
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Mystery & Friendship, chapters: 10, words: 37k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 8/11 published: 6/16, Kiryū K.
2 Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First Post-series. Malcolm and Radley are trapped in Malcolm's jail cell in The Facility when an earthquake hits. Malcolm really wasn't expecting that Radley would ever directly save his life. But Radley is Malcolm's opposite, kind and good, with the love of his dear friend Kalin.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, 8/8, Kiryū K.
1 If Only Tears Could Bring You Back Crash Town AU. In a dimension where Radley was a fifth Enforcer, some things about Crash Town happen differently while others are more or less the same. Kalin has tried and failed multiple times to find Radley in the dyne mines. Now he tries again.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Friendship & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 6/29, Kiryū K.
1 Play It Again, Old Friend, One More Time AU, pre-Crash Town arc. In a dimension where there were five Enforcers, Kalin seeks out the fifth in the city of the lost with the intention of paying for his sins by losing in the duel gangs' war. He finds his friend changed by the years and the pain and hurt. The ghosts of the past always linger; Kalin knows this all too well.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 6/22, Kiryū K.
2 A Precious Pearl Post-Crash Town. Most people in town are nice, but a few are suspicious of Radley. This weighs on him, and on Kalin, who is always reminded of how he treated Radley when they first met.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 2, 6/6, Kiryū K.
2 Deceiver of Hearts Post-series. Kalin still has nightmares about his Dark Signer days sometimes, which Radley tries to help him through. They've also been dealing with a bizarre prankster in town. Kalin never expected that such a simple seeming problem could lead to a horrifying outcome...
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 4k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 6/1, Yūsei F., Kiryū K.
3 Tourniquet Pre-Crash Town arc. TRIGGER WARNING FOR ATTEMPTED RAPE. Radley is assaulted late at night by some of Malcolm's men and barely rescued in time by Kalin. But the emotional wounds have dug deep and Radley badly needs someone to lean on tonight. Will Kalin be willing?
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, M, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, words: 6k+, favs: 1, 5/24, Kiryū K.
2 Broken Pieces Shine Crash Town. Lawton has been defeated and Kalin has gone to check on the mine to make sure everyone is being set free. Once there, he finds his former boss Radley, who is half-dead and bearing some important information for Kalin. Based on three role-plays.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 5/23, Kiryū K.
15 Ghosts of Crash Town » Post-series. Kalin and Radley try to solve the mystery of why there is a supernatural force hanging over Satisfaction Town. The truth leads them down a dark path as they uncover Crash Town's original past as a silver mining town in the Old West and learn of a grim connection Kalin's family has with the old town.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Mystery & Supernatural, chapters: 8, words: 31k+, favs: 4, follows: 4, updated: 5/20 published: 4/23, Kiryū K.
1 Don't You Forget About Me Pre-Crash Town arc. Duels in Crash Town are dangerous because the cards and their effects can be made real. Kalin discovers this all too well when a card he plays becomes real and the end result is that Radley ends up with amnesia. Kalin wasn't expecting that at all ... nor was he expecting to feel so guilty about it.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 5/11, Kiryū K.
2 Disconnected Pre-Crash Town arc. Radley and Kalin have been in a fight with some of Malcolm's Crew. Radley finally snaps, hurt over the attitude Kalin takes with him, and they briefly argue. But each will need the other's help before the night is through.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 5/9, Kiryū K.
2 The Night Has Been Too Lonely Crash Town, inspired by Project Sakura. Malcolm and Lawton have been stopped, but some wounds can't be mended. Kalin visits the cemetery frequently, and one grave in particular. When he does, he always brings yellow roses, a flower of friendship. How ironic, that he rejected it so often and now only wishes he had another chance...
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 4k+, favs: 1, 5/5, Kiryū K.
4 Broken Mirror A malfunction with Radley's pendant plops him in the Dark Signer era and encountering the twisted and insane version of Kalin.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, T, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, favs: 2, 4/25, Kiryū K.
1 The Second Cut is the Deepest Pre-Crash Town arc. Radley has to cope with his twisted ex-girlfriend arriving in Crash Town and trying to prey on one of the Bunch. Of course, Kalin ends up involved.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, T, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 5k+, favs: 1, 4/21, Kiryū K.