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Ciel: Ow... my head...

Ciel sat up rubbing the side of her head. When she opened her eyes she saw 5 strangers standing before her.

Ciel: Huh?

A blue man with a funny looking hairstyle walked over to her.

Whis: Nice of you to join us miss.

He offered her a hand.

She looked for a few seconds before taking it. With little effort he helped her up. After standing she observed the white space they were standing in.

Ciel: What is this place?

Whis: Oh, so you don't know?

She shook her head.

He turned around with a sigh.

Whis: She doesn't know either.

The blonde boy wearing a blue coat folded his arms as he leaned against the wall.

Christopher: That's a drag.

A man wearing a white and blue robe rubbed his chin.

Another man wearing green fanned himself as he yawned.

The last person wearing a mask with a strange pattern at the back of the room stood quietly not budging.

Ciel: Any of you know how we all got here?

The others shook their heads.

Ciel: What about the last thing you remember?

Whis turned.

Whis: I was enjoying a rather delicious desert one moment and the next I'm here.

The blonde boy answered next.

Chris: I was walking down a road and now I'm in this place.

The man wearing a white and blue robe answered next.

Raiden: The same could be said of me.

The one in green smiled before answering.

Kisuke: I was running my candystore and now its running without me.

The masked man went last.

Tobi: My fate hummed a similar tune.

Ciel: I see. So we're all here because of some strange reason.

Whis: Yes, it appears to be so.

Ciel walked to the side. She felt the wall with her hands.

Whis: May I ask what you're doing?

Ciel: Checking for a secret switch or a hidden door.

Tobi: It's no use.

She looked to the side.

Ciel: Huh?

Tobi: There are no exits.

Ciel: No exit? But how?

Tobi: This place is not what it appears to be.

Kisuke smirked.

Kisuke: Looks like I'm not the only one with a keen eye.

Tobi eyed Kisuke for a moment then stared straight again.

Whis: Oh, you two can tell as well? Interesting.

Ciel: What are you saying?

Raiden: They're saying we're in another dimension.

Ciel: Another dimension? But this looks like a plain room.

Chris smirked.

Chris: Can't you tell? This room is illuminated and yet there's no light source around.

Ciel looked around.

Whis: Not only that there isn't a hint of darkness anywhere. Not even our shadows.

Tobi: A steady supply of oxygen in an enclosed space.

Ciel: Now that you mention it...

She noticed the things they pointed out.

Kisuke: How about we share names now that we're on the same page?

Whis nodded.

Whis: Excellent idea. I am Whis.

Kisuke tipped his hat.

Kisuke: Nice to meet ya. My name's Kisuke.

Ciel waved.

Ciel: Hi, I'm Ciel.

Chris raised his hand a little.

Chris: Chris.

Raiden lifted his kasa from his head.

Raiden: I am Raiden.

After they revealed their names they looked to Tobi.

Whis: Masked gentlemen.

Tobi looked to Whis.

Whis: We have all revealed our names to one another. Why don't you share?

Tobi: With or without my name, it does not change our current situation.

Whis: Still wouldn't hurt to know what to address you as. Unless you prefer to be called "Masked Gentlemen".

Tobi: .......... Tobi.

With their names now known to each other a sphere of light manifested in the center of the room.

Ciel: What is that?

The sphere expanded and reshaped itself.

Kisuke: That's something you don't see everyday.

Chris: What is it?

Raiden: I don't know but it looks like...

Whis: A person.

The former sphere was now in the shape of a human.

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The light shaped human looked around.

???: Greetings everyone.

Nobody answered it.

??? Nobody wants to talk? Fine! I'll leave you all here to die!

In a rainbow spark, the light shaped human vanished.

Ciel: Wait!

She ran to the spot where it was standing.

Ciel: Please come back...

In the next second the light shaped human reappeared directly in front of Ciel.

???: Kidding.

Ciel: Ah!

She fell backwards onto the floor.

Ciel: Ouch...

The figure looked down at her rubbing her backside.

???: Sorry about that. Here, let me help you.

The figure motioned its finger. Ciel was lifted off the floor by some unseen force and put back on her feet. Eyebrows were raised in that moment.

Ciel: Thank you...

???: No need for thanks. It was my fault you fell.

Chris: Hey.

The figure turned around.

???: What's up?

Chris: Just who the heck are you?

The figure rubbed the back of its suppose-ed head.

???: I am...

Seconds pass.

Chris: ...

???: I am...

More seconds pass.

Chris: .....

???: I am...

Half a minute passes.

Chris: ......

???: I am...

A minute passes.

Chris: .......

???: I am... Kidding.

Chris' eyes narrow.

The figure laughs hard.

???: Sorry, I couldn't help but yank your chain Chris.

Chris walked over and punched it on the head.

???: OW!!!

The figure rubbed the light shaped bulge on it's suppose-ed head.

Tobi narrowed his eyes.

Tobi: Whoever you are. Am I correct to assume that you've been monitoring us?

The figure looked to Tobi.

???: Yep. Both in here and the place from which you came.

Tobi sharpened his gaze.

???: Don't look at me like that. Yes, I know about all of you.

It pointed to Tobi.

???: You're of the Uchiha Clan of the Hidden Leaf Village. But now-a-days you're Akatsuki affiliated. You operate under the name Madara Uchiha but...

The figure scratched its suppose-ed head.

???: I would say more but I think I hit the bullseye already.

It pointed to Chris next.

???: Christopher Aonuma the Blue General.

It pointed to Kisuke.

???: Former Captain Soul Reaper Kisuke Urahara.

Pointing to Raiden.

???: Hm... Raiden, Thunder God.

The group looked at Raiden.

Whis: Hm? Thunder God?

The figure scratched the side of its suppose-ed head.

???: Yeah, he's a god but not like the ones you know Whis. Neither a Kai or a destroyer.

Whis: Interesting.

Chris: Wait. When you say "ones" you're saying there's more than one god?

The figure looked up into the air holding it's suppose-ed chin.

???: It depends on what plain of existence you come from and how you view beings of another nature. Some worship animals, some worship entities with powers, and others etc. Anyway I've gone off track so...

The figure moved on by pointing to Ciel.

???: And then there was you.

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Ciel stood there nervous at what it might say.

???: You...

The figure motioned towards her slowly. Ciel went back a few steps. The figure stopped.

???: Why are you backing away?

Ciel didn't answer.

Chris: She doesn't trust you, that's why. And neither do I.

The figure turned and nodded.

???: Oh. Right, right. But all I wanted to do was talk to her.

Chris: Then talk.

???: ....................

Chris: What's wrong? You shy or something?

???: No, I just have to take her with me really quick.

Ciel: Take me where?

It turned around.

???: I'm going to... TAKE YOU TO HELL! MWAHAHAHA!!!

Ciel backed away with a frightened expression.

???: Kidding.

Chris punched it on the head.

???: Owowow!!!

The figure crouched holding it's lump.

Chris: No more jokes...

After standing back up.

???: Ok. From now on...

It turned its head to face Tobi.

???: I'll be a good boy.

Tobi looked away.

Chris: Somehow I doubt that...

???: As a sign of good faith I'll reveal a mystery to you.

The figure cleared its throat.

???: The chances of all of you getting out of here is 0. But if she agrees to come with me then that changes.

Eyebrows were raised.

Kisuke: Are you serious glowing guy?

???: Yep.

The figure looked to Ciel.

???: Well? Will you go with me?

Ciel: I... don't know...

Whis: Pardon me for interrupting but would you mind if I spoke to her?

???: Not at all. Hum hum hum...

The figure turned looking up into the air.

Whis led Ciel to the very end of the room.

Whis: You're scared right?

Ciel nodded.

Whis: You're in a strange place with strangers you have never met before including myself. On top of that you're forced to make a decision that affects us all.

Whis placed a hand on her shoulder.

Whis: Whatever you choose I wont hold it against you. Do what you think is best.

Ciel: You... trust me?

Whis: Yes.

Ciel: Why? I just met you today.

Whis: You could say I have a 6th sense when it comes to reading others.

Ciel: ..........

???: Done yet?

Whis and Ciel looked to the others. They in turn had their attention on the two. Ciel nodded. The figure did a quick twirl.

???: The decision is at hand yahoo!

Chris: You're wierd...

???: I know you are are but what am I?

Chris: (And childish...)

???: Anyway, will you go with me?

Ciel looked to the others before answering. Whis nodded with a smile.

Ciel: If it means that I can get everyone out of here then I'll go with you.

Tobi thought of someone from his past in that moment.

???: Glad to hear it!

It grabbed her by her hands and danced around in a circle.

Ciel: If you don't mind... can we just go?

They stopped.

???: Sure, but before we go...

The figure snapped it's fingers. 5 small boxes appeared in the air.

???: Catch.

Chris and the others caught the boxes. In the next moment Ciel and the figure disappeared. As the group opened the boxes.

Chris: This is...

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Ciel and the figure appeared on a boardwalk in the middle of the night somewhere. Ciel looked around.

???: What do you think of this place?

Ciel: Its... peaceful.

She closed her eyes focusing on the cool night air pushing against her face. The figure moved over to the railing watching the water glisten in the moonlight.

???: Its not like the world you come from is it?

Ciel opened her eyes.

Ciel: My world...

She remembered what her world was like.

???: A place with no wars or lack of energy. A place with no reploids. A place where machine technology isn't incorporated into all aspects of life.

Ciel looked around to confirm its words.

The figure turned to face her.

???: Its like a dream that you never thought possible right?

Ciel: Its just... I never thought I could see a place so natural with my own eyes.

???: I have some news for you. This world is your world.

Ciel: You're lying. My world isn't like this.

???: True, but it is your world from the past.

Ciel: You... can time travel?

The figure rubbed its suppose-ed head.

???: I can go to specific points in time depending on the individual I'm dealing with. But beyond that...

The figure shakes its head.

Ciel: Why did you bring me here?

???: I brought you here because I'm in love with you.

Ciel's face flushed red.

Ciel: W-what?!

???: Kidding.

Ciel: ..............

???: I know I promised to be serious but I couldn't help it. On a side note...

The figure leaned in close.

???: Although I was joking you are cute and attractive.

Her face went red again. The figure turned around to look at the moon.

???: Let's get down to the real reason I brought you here. You are here because I selected you as Team Captain.

Ciel: Team Captain of what?

???: I'm throwing a card tournament. It will be you and the others aka your team versus a team of my choosing.

Ciel: But why?

???: Why what?

Ciel: Why do this to us? And why choose me as Captain?

???: I have my reasons. And you know why I chose you to be the Captain. Commander of the Resistance ring a bell Ciel?

Ciel looked down.

Ciel: I'm not sure I'm the best choice... maybe one of the others should be Captain...

???: The others aren't leadership material like you.

Ciel: What do you mean?

???: You're a girl.

Ciel: ....... You're kidding again aren't you?

The figure pointed to her.

???: You catch on quick. Anyway you and me are Captains. If your team wins I'll send them home. But if my team wins... let's just say you don't want to know what I have in store for your team. If any of you refuse to participate I'll leave all of you in that room until you change your mind. Even if it takes 100 years or 1000. And before you ask "How's that possible?" Let's just say that time affects you differently there. It will go by normally according to your senses but you wont age one bit. Even if you die by suicide you will wake up in that room as if nothing had gone wrong.

Ciel gulped.

???: One last thing. In order for your team to win all members of my team must lose. Understand?

She nodded hesitantly.

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Kisuke: Looks like a blank stack of cards.

Everyone in the room shuffled through the cards that they found in their boxes.

Whis: I wonder why that person would give these to us?

In the next moment Ciel and the figure appeared.

???: We're BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

It looked around.

???: Ready to go everybody?

Raiden: Go where?

???: A place where those blank cards you're holding will become important. Anybody object to coming along?

Nobody answered.

???: Let's get this show on the road!

The figure bobbed its suppose-ed head up and down like it was listening to music or something while having a fist raised. A large door appeared to the side in the next moment.

???: Last one in is a rotten egg!

The figure ran through the door vanishing almost instantly.

Whis: Ciel.

She turned.

Whis: What did you two discuss while you were away?

Ciel: Basically, he wants to have a card tournament. It will be us against his team.

Kisuke: A card tournament eh?

Raiden: Is that all he said?

She shook her head.

Ciel: If we win he'll send us home.

Raiden: And if we lose?

Ciel: If we lose, he'll have something in store for all of us...

Chris: What happens if we say no to playing?

Ciel looked down.

Ciel: We don't have a choice. He'll leave us in this room until we say yes. And...

She looked to the side.

Ciel: This room somehow prevents us from aging and dying.

Tobi folded his arms.

Tobi: (That means it could keep us here for years on end.)

The figure popped its head through the door.

???: You guys coming or what?

Kisuke stands up and heads to the door with a smile.

Kisuke: A card tournament sounds like fun.

???: That's the spirit.

The figure retracts it's suppose-ed head and Kisuke walks through the door.

Whis: I agree. This should be entertaining.

Whis made his way through the door.

Chris: I cant let those two show me up.

Chris went through the door. Raiden and Tobi went through next. Ciel stared at the door for a few seconds before going through.

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???: Welcome everyone to...!

Whis: I recognize this place. This is the planet where Universe 6 and 7 had to battle each other.

???: Yep. But instead of Beerus and Champa at the helm it will be me and a person among you.

The figure pointed to the giant portraits of itself and Ciel.

Chris: Let me get this straight... she's the captain of our team?

The figure grabbed Ciel and started dancing with her.

???: Yep.

It finished by twirling her and letting go which made her stumble a little bit.

Chris: Why is she the captain?

???: Because she's my girlfriend.

Ciel's face went red.

Chris looked to Ciel.

Chris: Is he telling the truth?

Ciel: N-no!

Chris looked to the figure.

???: Did I or did I not take you to a boardwalk in the moonlight over a glistening ocean?

Chris looked back to Ciel. Her face heated up even more.

Ciel: Yes, but...

???: I rest my case.

Chris looked forward.

Chris: So you name your girlfriend captain of our team... That seems fair...

Ciel: I'm not his...!

???: If you don't like it I can send you back to that room for the next 30 years.

Chris folded his arms turning his head to the side. The figure snapped its fingers and Ciel was lifted into the air along with itself.

Ciel: Huh?!

After snapping its fingers again two chairs appeared underneath the two captains.

???: Try not to fall off okay?

Ciel nodded holding on tightly to the arms.

The figure looked down.

???: Okay. This is where I will explain the tournament in detail. The cards given to you will reveal what are known as duel monsters. Duel monsters are cards that you use when 2 or more duelists do battle with one another. Dont worry about how the game is played because I have planted the knowledge of the game in you. So you will know how cards work and etc. This tournament will continue until all the members of any one team losses. Any questions?

Tobi: I have one. Where is your team?

???: Over there.

Ciel's team looked over to the place designated for spectators. There stood 2 duelists. One in armor resembling that of a king. The other wore dark clothes and fingerless gloves.

???: Hey guys! Which of you would like to go first?

Duelist 1: They all look weak to me. You go.

Duelist 2 smirked.

Duelist 2: Fair warning. If I go first there won't be any left for you.

Duelist 1: If they can't get past you then they're not worth my time.

The figure snapped its fingers and Duelist 2 appeared in the ring. He looked up.

Duelist 2: Which of these weaklings will I take down first?

Chris: Weaklings huh? You're one to talk.

Duelist 2: Are you volunteering? I'd be more than happy to take you down.

???: Hold it guys. Ciel chooses who duels for her team.

Everyone looked up.

Ciel: What?

???: Yep. Its your choice.

Ciel looked down at the group.

Chris: Do me a favor and choose me. I'd like to pay this guy back for calling us weak.

Ciel: You sure?

Chris nodded.

Chris: Any objections?

Whis: None here.

Kisuke: Nope.

Raiden: No objections.

Tobi stayed silent.

The figure snapped its fingers. Everyone in the ring except for Chris and Duelist 2 were transported to two separate areas. One area designated for Ciel's team and the other for the figure's team.

Kisuke: Hey glowing guy. You got a name?

???: Yeah. It's I-H-O-P-Ness.

Kisuke: I-H-O-P-Ness?

???: Hahaha!!

The figure turned over in its chair laughing.

Chris: STOP SCREWING AROUND!!!

???: Okay, okay. The truth is I don't have a name Kisuke. Just call me whatever you've been calling me. Glowing guy or GG for short.

Kisuke: GG it is.

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The figure cleared its throat.

???: This duel has been scheduled for one fall! Introducing first... from the Digi-verse... The Blue General... Christopher Aonuma!!!

Loud cheering could be heard from all around but there wasn't anyone there.

Chris: (This guy is crazy...)

???: Introducing 2nd... from the other side of the Zexal era... the dark number hunter... Kite Tenjo!!!

More cheering was heard. Kite flexed his fingers.

???: This will be a duel with each player starting with 8000 Life Points and...

Kite pointed at Chris.

Kite: I won't need 8000 to take you down weakling. In fact, I'll start with half that amount just to show you how weak you are.

???: What are you doing Kite?

Kite: What's it look like I'm doing?

???: You cannot alter the conditions of a duel unless your opponent agrees to it.

Chris: I agree.

Kite looked up.

Kite: You heard him. Hehehe.

The figure was quiet for a few moments.

???: Ok. Chris 8000 and Kite 4000. Both starting with 5 cards each. Get ready and go!

Kite raised his hand and a dark duel disk appeared on his arm. Then he inserted his deck into the slot.

Chris copied Kite. But instead of a dark duel disk appearing on his arm a blue one did. After placing his blank cards into the slot they changed to normal cards. Following that they drew 5 cards each.

Kite: You have the advantage in life points so I'll go first. I draw! Since my life points are lower than yours by a margin of 2000 or more I can Special Summon this. I summon "Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" from my hand in Attack Mode!

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Level 8, DARK Attribute, Dragon Type, 0 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Chris: 0 ATK Points? Like that will do you any good.

Kite: I place 2 cards facedown and end my turn.

Chris: (This is going to be easier than I thought.) My turn, Draw! What?!

Chris stared at the card he drew for a second then looked up.

Chris: Hey, what's the deal with this card!? This better not be who I think it is!

???: It's not. The card is only a representation.

Chris: You better not be lying...

Kite: I'm waiting weakling.

Chris focused on the duel again.

Chris: Fine. With this card I'll step on your monster. I summon "Greymon"!

Computer: Greymon. Level 5, EARTH Attribute, Dinosaur type, 2000 ATK, and 100 DEF.

Chris: Thanks to you controlling a monster with a level that's higher than 5, I was able to summon him without tributing.

Kite: Good for you...

Chris: Go Greymon! Show his monster who's boss!

Kite braced himself.

Kite: Hehehe.

Computer: Kite's life points is reduced to 2000. Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon's ATK changes to 2000.

Chris: What the...

Kite had a smile on his face.

Chris: How is your dragon still standing and how did it gain ATK points?

Kite: My dragon survived due to its special ability. 2 times it can survive battle. And not only that, if I happened to take battle damage while it is face-up it gains ATK equal to the damage I took.

Chris: I place a card facedown and end my turn.

Kite: During the End Phase I activate the Trap "Pseudo Science".

Computer: Pseudo Science. Continuous Trap.

Kite: Thanks to this trap all battle damage I took involving a "Pseudo" monster this turn gets added back to my life points.

Computer: Kite's life points increases to 4000.

Kite: My turn. Draw! I summon "Pseudo Galaxy Worm".

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Worm. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Insect type, 1200 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Kite: When this card is Normal Summoned while my life points are lower than yours I can use its Special Ability to Summon a level 3 or lower "Pseudo" monster from my Deck. I choose "Pseudo Lizard".

Computer: Pseudo Lizard. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Reptile type, 900 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Chris: (Not good...)

Kite: I overlay my Pseudo Lizard with my Pseudo Galaxy Worm to build the overlay network. I Xyz Summon "Pseudo Shifter"!

Computer: Pseudo Shifter. Rank 3, DARK Attribute, Spellcaster type, 0 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Kite: Go Shifter! Attack Greymon!

Chris: But your monster cant beat him.

Kite: Hehehe.

Computer: Kite's life points falls to 2000. Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon's ATK increases to 4000.

Kite: And now I activate Pseudo Shifter's Ability. By detaching one of it's overlay units it survives the battle and switches to defense mode.

Computer: Greymon switches to defense mode.

Chris: What happened to Greymon?!

Kite: Did I leave out the part where if Pseudo Shifter uses its effect the monster it battled will change modes as well?

Chris: ...

Kite: Go Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon! Attack with False Photon Stream of Destruction!

Chris: I don't think so! I activate the trap Magic Cylinder! With this you will take a hit equal to your monster's ATK. Who's the weakling now?

Kite: You! I activate my facedown "Scale Armor"!

Computer: Scale Armor. Normal Trap.

Kite: This trap equips to my dragon and makes it impervious to the effects of Spells and other Trap Cards.

Chris: Darn...!

Kite: Oh and it does one more thing. It allows my dragon to inflict battle damage even if it attacks a monster in defense.

Computer: Greymon is destroyed. Chris' life points is reduced to 4100.

Chris: AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

Chris is knocked backwards across the ring. His teammates were caught off guard by this. Chris struggled to push himself up.

Chris: (What the heck was that?)

???: Good work Kite. You can do it!

Ciel: You knew.

???: Huh?

Ciel: You knew that Kite's Deck would work more efficiently if his life points were lower than Chris' right? That's why you approved the duel.

???: A, I know how all of your decks work. And B, I approved the duel because Chris said and I quote "I agree".

Ciel: If A is true then how do we know that you didn't tell your team about our cards?

The figure looked down.

???: Hey team!

Duelist 1: What is it?

Kite: What?

???: Did I tell you about the other team's cards?

Duelist 1: Of course not.

Kite: No.

The figure looked to Ciel.

???: While we're on the subject I'd also like to point out that I had absolutely no idea that Kite would reduce his life points from the start. Makes me sad that you could think me so low...

Ciel: I'm sorry.

The figure turned its chair to face away from Ciel.

???: No no. You don't trust me. I get it. I'm your enemy/boyfriend and that's how it is...

The figure let out a sigh.

Ciel: ............

Whis looked up.

Whis: GG.

???: Yes Whis?

Whis: What happened to Chris just now?

???: In duel monsters when you lose life points you feel the damage being inflicted.

Chris: And you couldn't give me a heads up before?

The figure bonked itself on its suppose-ed head.

???: Sorry, I forgot...

Chris: ..............

Kite: If it's too much you can always quit hehehe.

Chris: And miss the opportunity to pay you back for calling me weak? I don't think so.

Chris rose to his feet panting.

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Kite: During the End Phase "Pseudo Science" kicks in and all the life points I lost in battle involving a "Pseudo" monster this turn is restored.

Computer: Kite's Life Points increases to 4000.

Kite: Your move weakling.

Chris: (Hate to admit it but this guy's good.) I draw!

Chris catches a glimpse of the card he drew and smirks.

Chris: I activate the Spell Card "Blue Fusion Loader"!

Computer: Blue Fusion Loader. Continuous Spell.

Kite raised an eyebrow.

???: (Oh boy.)

Chris: When this card is activated I can add a member of Team Blue Flare from my Deck to my hand. I add "Deckerdramon"!

Computer: Deckerdramon. Level 7, WATER Attribute, Machine type, 1900 ATK, 2700 DEF.

Kite: Am I supposed to be scared?

Chris: You should. You see because I have this Fusion Loader out and my field is empty I can Normal Summon any member of Team Blue Flare without Tributing. Now I summon Deckerdramon and activate its special effect. The effects of all face-up cards on your field are negated!

Kite: What?!

Computer: Scale Armor is sent to the Graveyard. Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon's ATK is reduced to 0.

Chris: Go Deckerdramon! Attack his dragon!

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is destroyed and Kite's life points is reduced to 2100.

Kite slid back a couple feet.

Kite: Ugh! Lucky move...

Chris: Luck had nothing to do with it and here's proof! I activate the Spell Card "Continued Rampage"!

Computer: Continued Rampage. Quickplay Spell.

Chris: I can use this after my monster destroys your monster in battle. You take damage equal to my monster's level multiplied by 100.

Kite: No...!

Computer: Kite's life points is reduced to 1400.

Chris: That's all I have for now. Not bad for a weakling huh?

Kite: Don't think this changes anything. I draw! I activate the effect of "Pseudo Galaxy Soldier" from my hand!

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Soldier. Level 5, DARK Attribute, Machine type, 2000 ATK and 0 DEF.

Kite: By ditching a DARK monster in my hand I can Special Summon it to my field in defense. And guess what? There's more. If it was Summoned this way while my life points are lower than yours I can Special Summon another copy of it from my Deck.

Raiden: Another Xyz Summon perhaps?

Kite: And now I overlay my two Pseudo Galaxy Soldiers to build the overlay network. I Xyz Summon "Darkroid Destroyer"!

Computer: Darkroid Destroyer. Rank 5, DARK Attribute, Machine type, 2600 ATK and 2100 DEF.

Kite: Get ready for its Special Ability! By detaching all of its Xyz Units it destroys your monster.

Chris: (Not good...)

Kite: It's time that I used this card...!

Kite prepared to use the card he was looking at.

???: Don't do it.

Everyone looked at the figure including Kite.

Kite: Why not?

???: Because I'm your captain.

Kite motioned to use the card anyway.

???: Kite...

Kite stopped.

Kite: Have it your way. I'll use this card instead, "Xyz Transformation"!

Computer: Xyz Transformation. Normal Spell Card.

Kite: This card turns Pseudo Shifter into Xyz Material for Darkroid Destroyer. Also the materials Pseudo Shifter had gets transferred to Darkroid Destroyer as well.

Whis: So he made it possible for his monster to use it's effect again. Quite impressive.

Kite: Go Darkroid Destroyer! Attack that weakling directly with Destruction Punch!

Computer: Chris' life points drop to 1500.

Chris: AAAAAAAAAH!

Chris was knocked back hard onto his back.

Kite: I throw down 1 facedown monster and end my turn.

Ciel: Chris! Are you alright?

Chris sat up slowly.

Chris: Yeah...

Ciel looked over to the figure.

Ciel: Why are you doing this?

???: Doing what?

Ciel: Forcing us to play in your sick tournament.

???: I have my reasons.

Ciel: What reasons?

???: Do you want to know?

Ciel: Yes.

???: Are you sure?

Ciel: Yes.

The figure floated over to her.

???: In order for you to find out I'll have to take you somewhere.

Ciel: Take me where?

???: Somewheeeeere... over the raaaaaainboooooow.

Ciel: ................

???: Why are you looking at me like that?

Ciel: You're kidding again...

???: So...

The figure cleared its throat.

???: Will you go with me in order to find out?

Ciel: If it means getting answers then yes.

???: Oh and one more thing. You can't tell nobody once you find out okay?

Ciel: I can't tell the others?

???: That's right. Will you agree to those terms?

Ciel looked down at her team.

Ciel: I do.

The figure held out its suppose-ed hands.

???: Now put your hands on top of mine.

She did as instructed. The figure looked down.

???: Hey everyone!

Everyone looked up.

???: Ciel and I are going out to have a romantic evening with each other. Anyone want food before we go?

Ciel: W-what?! You didn't say...!

Kisuke: Come to think of it yeah. I wouldn't mind some food right about now.

Whis: Food sounds wonderful.

Raiden: No need to starve ourselves.

Tobi: As long as it isn't poisoned.

The figure snapped its fingers and a Ramen Stand appeared ringside.

Ramen Man: Come and get it while its hot and fresh!

Whis, Raiden, Tobi, and Kisuke moved down from their area to the Ramen Stand. Chris staggered to his feet. He caught a quick glance at the stand before looking up.

Chris: Seriously?

???: You don't have to eat it if you don't want to.

Chris: That's not what I meant...

???: I hope you guys enjoy the food.

Kisuke and Whis waved.

Kisuke: Good luck with your date GG.

Whis: Have a nice time Ciel.

Ciel: I'm not going on a...!

???: Thanks guys.

Ciel and the figure disappeared.

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Kite: This duel isn't in timeout just because the captains are gone. Make your move.

Chris panted as he reached for his deck preparing to draw a card.

Chris: (I need a good card right about now.) Here goes nothing! I draw!

Chris views the card he drew.

Chris: (Perfect.) Since I still have my Blue Fusion Loader out I can Summon this without a tribute. I summon "Mailbirdramon"!

Computer: Mailbirdramon. Level 6, WIND Attribute, Machine type, 2300 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Chris: When Mailbirdramon is Summoned I'm allowed to bring back Greymon from my Graveyard.

Kite: Am I supposed to be impressed? Your two monsters don't measure up to Darkroid Destroyer.

Chris: True. They aren't stronger individually, but if I combined the two together that's when they really pack a punch.

Kite: And how do you plan on doing that?

Chris: My Blue Fusion Loader has another effect that I haven't used yet. It can fuse together members of Team Blue Flare to form a greater monster.

Kite: Hm?

Chris: Now Greymon and Mailbirdramon... DIGIFUSE!

Kite covered his face as the two monsters fused into something powerful.

Chris: Welcome to the field "Metalgreymon"!

Computer: Metalgreymon. Level 8, WIND Attribute, Dinosaur type, 2500 ATK and 2400 DEF.

Kite: Again your monster falls short in power.

Chris: Again you underestimate my monsters. I activate Metalgreymon's effect. He lowers your monster's ATK by 1000.

Kite: Grr...!

Computer: Darkroid Destroyer's ATK falls to 1600.

Kisuke slurped some noodles.

Kisuke: Good move.

Whis nodded in agreement while slurping his noodles.

Chris: Go Metalgreymon! End his monster!

Computer: Darkroid Destroyer is destroyed and Kite's life points is reduced to 500.

Kite slid back across the ring on one knee.

Kite: Ugh!

Chris: 500 more to go and you're toast. I end my turn.

Kite: Don't let it go to your head. My move, Draw! First I Flip Summon my facedown monster "Pseudo Galaxy Mirror Sage".

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Mirror Sage. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Spellcaster type, FLIP, 0 ATK and 800 DEF.

Kite: When my Sage is Summoned this way I gain 500 life points for each "Pseudo" monster in my Graveyard. And in case you can't count I'll tell you those monsters. Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Pseudo Galaxy Worm, Pseudo Lizard, Pseudo Shifter, 2 Pseudo Galaxy Soldiers, and Pseudo Galaxy Dragon. All adding up to 7.

Computer: Kite's Life Points increases to 4000.

Chris: Grr...! (It doesn't matter what I do to this guy! He always bounces back!)

Kite: I know that look on your face. Its the same look that my opponents have when they realize they can't win. Hopelessness.

Chris: You haven't won yet. I still have Metalgreymon out.

Ignoring Chris' statement, Kite activated a Normal Spell.

Kite: I activate "Ditto Convergence"! When we both control 1 monster each in ATK mode I can change my monster's level to match yours.

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Mirror Sage's level is changed to level 8.

Kite: And that's not all it does. If I pay life points equal to the combined ATK of our monsters I can use both our monsters for an Xyz Summon.

Chris: But that means...!

Computer: Kite's life points decreases to 1500.

Kite: I overlay my Pseudo Galaxy Mirror Sage with your Metalgreymon to build the overlay network! I Xyz Summon "Hallows Night Joker"!

Computer: Hallows Night Joker. Rank 8, DARK Attribute, Spellcaster type, 2700 ATK and 2100 DEF.

Chris could only watch in silence as the monster stood before him.

Kite: Finish him off that weakling with midnight surprise!

Hallows Night Joker raised its staff and hit Chris with a blast of dark power.

Chris: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Chris flew out the ring crashing into the wall behind him with great force.

Computer: Chris' life points dropped to 0.

Kite turned around.

Kite: That was a good warmup.

Chris fell to the ground out cold. Raiden made his way over to him and checked his breathing.

Raiden: (Still alive.)

Raiden picked him up and walked to their team's area.

Kite: Taking out the trash? If I were you I wouldn't bother.

Raiden stopped.

Raiden: Say what you will. Your words carry less than the weight of a feather to me.

He continued onwards to the area.

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Kite jumped out of the ring heading for his team's area. After he sat down his teammate spoke.

Duelist: You came close to losing the duel.

Kite: And your point being?

Duelist: If you're struggling this early it would be easy predict what would happen to you in your next match.

Kite kicked up his feet on the table.

Kite: Worry about yourself Jaden.

Supreme King: My name is the Supreme King.

Kite: Whatever.

Whis: Excuse me.

Kite and Supreme King looked to the side to see Whis standing there slurping noodles.

Kite: What do you want?

Whis: I have a question. Should we continue the tournament without our captains present?

Supreme King: The rules say that a duel cannot take place unless the captains selects a nominee.

Whis: I see. Thank you.

Whis turned and leaped down.

Kite: How did that guy sneak up on us?

Supreme King watched as Whis leaped up to the other team's area.

Shifting over to Ciel and the figure. They were walking down a path surrounded by lava on both sides.

???: Call me GG or glowing guy from now on.

Writer: You sure?

GG: Yep.

Writer: Ok. GG it is.

GG: Thanks.

Ciel: Who are you talking to?

GG: Nobody important.

Writer: Nobody important?!!

Writer's pencil explodes.

GG: (I only said that because she didn't need to know.)

Writer: Oh... Well then I'll leave you to it.

GG nods.

Writer: Wait. If my pencil exploded how are we still talking to each other?

GG: (I used my power to give you another pencil.)

Writer: YOU CAN DO THAT?!!

GG: (*clears throat* You were leaving?)

Writer: Right...

Ciel: What is this place? It's so hot...

She was sweating uncontrollably.

GG: Remember when I said that I was going to take you to hell and I laughed like a madman?

Ciel: Yes... but you said you were kidding.

GG: I was... at the time. Oh look, there are dead souls crying out in agony.

Her eyes widened as she looked around hysterically. GG looked over its shoulder.

GG: Ciel?

Ciel: Y-yes?

GG: Are you afraid that I might leave you here?

That thought hadn't crossed her mind in fact.

Ciel: L-leave me here?!

She was now shaking in fear.

GG: Oh... well if I left you here how would the tournament move forward?

Saying that somehow made her feel better. GG looked up holding its chin.

GG: But then again, I could always replace you with someone else...

Ciel grabbed GG's arm.

Ciel: P-please don't leave me here!

GG laughed.

GG: I'm kidding.

Ciel: You said you were kidding about taking me to hell...

GG stopped. After turning around, GG took the hand that Ciel had on its shoulder and held it.

GG: I promise that I won't leave you here. Try not to feel scared ok?

Ciel nodded after a few seconds.

GG: You don't look so good. Are you sick?

Ciel wiped her forehead.

Ciel: I'm kind of hot...

GG: Of course you are but that's not what I asked.

Ciel: W-what?!

GG: Here.

A bottle of water appeared in the hand that GG was holding.

GG: Can't have my girlfriend dying of a heatstroke.

Ciel: I'm not your...

GG turned around.

GG: We should keep moving.

GG continued down the path. Ciel decided that it wasn't worth correcting GG as she unscrewed the top and drank some water while following behind. She let out a sigh.

GG: Feel better?

Ciel: Yes, thank you.

GG: I wish I could have taken us to the precise location but the Infernal Dimension prevents me from transporting any farther than the entrance.

Ciel: Speaking of that I meant to ask you why we had to come here?

GG: You wanted to know my reasons for the tournament.

Ciel: Couldn't you just tell me your reasons instead?

GG: Nope, this is the only way you can find out. Oh look, there it is.

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GG pointed to a stone wall up ahead. After the two walked up to it Ciel looked to GG.

Ciel: Is this it?

GG placed a hand on the wall.

GG: ...

A voice emanated from it a second later.

???: Who prey tell has come to visit me?

Ciel jumped.

Ciel: W-who said that?!

???: A woman? My oh my. What a surprise.

Ciel: Who... Are you?

???: It isn't polite to ask without first introducing yourself.

Ciel looked to GG who nodded for her to do so.

Ciel: Ciel...

???: Ecalos.

Ciel: Huh?

Ecalos: My name is Ecalos.

Ciel: Oh.

Ecalos: Why do you stand on the other side of my prison?

Ciel: Prison? You mean you're not this wall?

Ecalos: Heavens no. Is this your first day in the Infernal Dimension?

Ciel: Yes...

Ecalos: Come round that we may look upon one another.

Ciel looked to GG who in turn signaled her to go. After walking around she came upon a woman chained to the wall by her wrists, ankles, and neck. She had pale skin like that of a corpses complexion, her eyes were pitch black and she had long blonde hair with one curly black streak hanging between her eyebrows.

Ecalos: It is a pleasure.

Ecalos bowed as much as she could manage in her current position.

Ciel: Why are you chained to this wall?

Ecalos: One might say that fate has dealt me a cruel hand.

Ciel: What do you mean?

Ecalos: Before I answer I must ask why are you in the Infernal Dimension?

Ciel: I honestly don't know.

Ecalos: I see. Then you are lost searching for answers.

Ciel nodded.

Ecalos: I am here because I lost someone dear to me.

Ciel: I don't understand. If you lost someone then how does that land you in a place like this?

Ecalos: Touch my hand and you shall see.

Ciel walked over to her left side and did as instructed. Ecalos closed her eyes and soon after thoughts and images flashed before Ciel's very eyes. GG on the other side of the wall folded its arms leaning back.

GG: (Ecalos.)

While in the middle of visions Ciel gasped covering her mouth.

Ciel: No...

Ecalos: Alas, that is only the start. See what unfolds next.

More thoughts and images come. These more emotional and heartbreaking than the last.

Ciel: No no no... I can't take anymore of this! Make it stop!!!

Ciel pulled away from Ecalos falling to the ground covering her eyes as tears began to rain down her face.

Ecalos: The pain, misery, and grief you felt from those memories was too much for even you, an outsider, to bear.

Ciel: Horrible... I don't know how anyone can go through all that.

Ecalos: You saw and felt but a fraction. Be glad you didn't come across the dark product of those hardships.

Ciel: Dark product?

Ecalos: Because of the pain I went through, I made terrible choices that hurt the world around me. Even going as far as killing my closest friends.

Ciel: You didn't...!

Ecalos: I did. And as a consequence, my physical appearance was altered.

Ciel could see what she was talking about. The hair, the skin, and her eye color.

Ecalos: Would you like to see?

Ciel turned away gripping her shoulders.

Ciel: I-I don't know...

Ecalos: Very well. I can see that you're still rattled by the first trip through memories past.

Ecalos closed her eyes.

Ecalos: While you were experiencing my memories, I was able to glance into yours as well.

Ciel looked up to her.

Ecalos: You didn't tell me that there was another being with you. One named GG?

Ciel wiped her eyes and Ecalos opened hers.

Ciel: Yes.

Ecalos: I would like to talk to... "it" face to face.

GG walked around to face Ecalos. With a salute it greeted her.

GG: Yo.

Ecalos: From her memories it seems that you are manipulating her and the others into a tournament of some sort.

GG: Yep.

Ecalos: Do you really like this woman?

GG: Do you really have to ask?

Ecalos: I suppose not. But it doesn't hurt to ask. Although, I doubt she feels the same about you.

GG covered it's ears with it's hands.

GG: Lalala! I can't hear you! Lalala!

Ecalos looked to Ciel.

Ecalos: The young man named Chris was right when he called this one "weird".

Ciel giggled. Upon seeing this, GG stopped it's actions and looked to Ciel with a confused look.

GG: What?

Ciel: Nothing.

GG looked to Ecalos.

Her demeanor remained the same. GG pointed to it's eyes with two of it's fingers. Then it pointed to Ecalos with the same two fingers.

GG: I got my eyes on you...

Ecalos looked up.

Ecalos: Heavens no. How will your girlfriend react to you gazing upon another?

GG gasped and turned to face Ciel. The smile that was on her face a second ago was now gone.

GG: By the powers you're right...

GG rubbed it's chin.

GG: I can't have my eyes on two gorgeous women!

Looking back and forth between the two, GG was stuck with a hard decision. After considering for a few quiet seconds, it turned to Ciel grabbing her hands.

GG: Sorry Ecalos, but I'm a faithful glowing guy. I'll have to keep them on Model C as usual.

Ciel's face turned red.

Ecalos: No need to be embarrassed Ciel. Such devotion is to be cherished while in a relationship.

Ciel: I'm not his...!

GG: Well it's time for us to go. If we happen to come back we'll be sure to visit you again.

Ecalos: Farewell. Also make sure you keep your promise to her.

GG: What promise?

Ecalos: The one involving a romantic evening.

GG: Oh. Right, right.

GG got down on one knee while holding her hand.

GG: Don't worry Model C. I'll make good on my promise or my name isn't Glowing Guy.

Ciel was too embarrassed, confused, and red in the face to respond.

GG: Say goodbye Ciel.

Ciel looked up to her.

Ciel: Uh... Bye...

Ecalos bowed as much as she could manage. Right after that GG and Ciel made their way past the stone wall down the path.

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Walking down the path surrounded by lava.

Ciel: I don't get it. What does she have to do with you forcing us into this tournament?

GG sighed and walked over to the lava.

Ciel: What's wrong?

GG bent down and stuck a finger in the lava.

GG: YEOW!

Ciel: What are you doing?!

Standing back up, it looked over it's shoulder at her.

GG: Come here Ciel...

With wide eyes Ciel backed away. GG had some lava stuck to the end of its finger as it approached.

Ciel: Stay back!

Ciel ran away. GG stood there for a moment watching her run.

GG: MWAHAHAHA!!!

GG pursued while pointing its finger. Panting, Ciel looked over her shoulder. She could hear GG talking.

GG: 1,2 GG's coming for you!

Looking ahead again she ran faster.

Ciel: Stop!

GG: 3,4 Can you make it to the door!?

Ciel: Cut it out!

GG: 5,6 Let me show you a trick!

Ciel panted harder as she saw the exit not too far ahead.

GG: 7,8 I know your fate!

As Ciel reached out for the handle of the door, GG appeared directly in front it.

GG: 9,10... OW!

Ciel crashed into GG falling on top of it as they hit the ground. She tried to push herself up but GG wrapped an arm around her.

Ciel: No! Let... go!

While she struggled to get free, GG raised the lava covered finger directly in front of her face. Ciel froze staring at it.

GG: GG wins...

GG placed the finger on her neck. Upon contact with her skin it sizzled.

Ciel: AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

While she screamed louder than she did in her whole life, GG rubbed the back of her head.

GG: There there Model C. It will be okay.

A few seconds later she passed out from the unbearable pain.

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Sometime later, Ciel opened her eyes to find herself in a bed.

Ciel: Where... am... I?

She sat up rubbing her eyes.

GG: Welcome back sleeping beauty.

She turned her head to see GG sitting in a red chair. In that moment she remembered.

Ciel: G-get away from me!

She fell off the bed with a thud.

GG stood up.

GG: You ok?

Ciel backed away from the bed over to the nearby wall. Fear could be seen on her face. GG sighed.

GG: I suppose that you're not in the mood to go on that romantic date anymore.

Ciel: Date... What is wrong with you?!

The fear she once had was now replaced with anger.

Ciel: You kidnap me, you force me to be part of your sick tournament, you take me to the Infernal Dimension, and then you burn me with lava! What makes you think I want to go on a date with you!? I don't even want to be in the same room as you! As a matter of fact I don't want you within 50 feet of me!

GG: Oh.

Ciel: And another thing. I AM NOT YOUR GIRLFRIEND!!! So stop telling people that!

She panted after that last statement.

GG: Is that all?

The fact that GG said those 3 words in a not-so-caring way was enough to push her over the edge. She jumped to her feet before walking around the bed.

GG: Ciel?

Ciel clenched her fist and punched GG hard in the face.

GG: OW!!!

GG covered its face while bending over. Walking back to the other side of the bed, Ciel gripped her pain-filled hand. She sat down on the bed with her back facing GG.

Ciel: I don't care what you do to me anymore. I just... dont care.

GG recovered from the attack and stood up straight.

GG: I don't understand why you're angry at me.

GG sat down on its side of the bed.

GG: If anything, you should be angry at yourself.

Hearing that made her want to hit GG again. She was about to in fact before GG interrupted.

GG: Before you hit me again, know that I didn't do anything to you without first asking your permission.

Fist stuck in midair, Ciel stared at the back of GG's head.

Ciel: I didn't give you permission to do anything to me!

GG: When I first made myself known to you, didn't you agree to come along after I asked?

Ciel: You gave me no choice!

GG: How so?

Ciel: You said you would leave us in that room if we didn't agree to your tournament! You said you would leave us in there until we changed our mind!

GG: Yeah I said that. But I also could have not revealed myself and given you any opportunities of escape. I'd rather give you "a" choice than literally "no" choice.

Ciel realized what GG said was true.

GG: And also if you said no I would have taken good care of you by providing food, entertainment, or whatever else you need in that room. If you wanted to see someone I would have been more than happy to bring them there to visit.

Ciel: Really?

GG: I provided food for everyone before we left and I gave you water while we were in the Infernal Dimension. Do you really need to ask?

Ciel started feeling bad but then she remembered something. Something that kindled her anger yet again.

Ciel: You burned me! I don't recall giving my permission for that!

GG: Before we left remember when I told you that you can't tell no one on your team what you would find out?

Ciel: Yes...

GG: And then right after I asked if you agreed to those terms?

Ciel: I remember...

GG: That burn I gave you is the thing that will prevent you from telling anyone my reasons.

Ciel: But I thought you meant...

GG: Like keeping a secret? No, I meant that literally you won't be able to say a thing because of the Hellfire Curse. "Come close to speaking something that you agreed not to be spoken and a blaze of pain unlike which no mortal man or woman has experienced will soon follow." In other words the pain you felt before in the Infernal Dimension will surface once more.

Ciel gripped her neck.

Ciel: That burn hurt A LOT! Couldn't you have been gentler about it or something!? And what was the deal with you chasing me like a lunatic!?

GG: 1st I was gentle believe me. The other alternative would have involved putting the curse on your tongue. And I know you don't want any of my fingers in your mouth. Right?

Ciel: Right...

GG: 2nd I only chased you because you started it. You ran away all hysterical screaming *changes voice to a high tone* "Oh no! Stay back!" You're so cute when you're scared.

Ciel's face turned red.

Ciel: Y-you dont have to make fun of me...

GG turned to face her and pressed her nose with a finger.

GG: I guess I found the shutdown button for that anger.

Ciel turned away folding her arms.

Ciel: I'm still mad about you burning me.

GG stood up.

GG: It's time Ciel.

Ciel: Time for what?

GG walked to the window and looked outside.

GG: It's time that you learned my reasons. But before I get into that I want to ask you something.

GG turned from the window and sat down in the red chair.

GG: How do you feel about Ecalos?

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Ciel turned around confused.

Ciel: I don't understand what you're asking.

GG: I wanna know your thoughts and feelings towards her.

Ciel: Well... she's strange and different from most people I know. But I also feel bad for her.

GG: Do you think there's good in her?

Ciel looked down.

Ciel: I don't know...

GG leaned back in the chair while tapping it's fingers together.

GG: Hm...

Ciel could tell something was on it's mind.

Ciel: Why do you ask?

GG: What if I told you that she's linked to the tournament?

She gave GG a confused look. GG closed it's hands for a moment. Then opened them back up while holding them out revealing a piece of candy in each hand.

GG: In my left hand we have the blue starburst. This represents your team winning the tournament. In my right hand we have the red starburst. This represents my team winning the tournament. With your team's victory, your team will be returned home. With my team's victory, Ecalos' fate can change.

After hearing that explanation, Ciel was stunned.

Ciel: Wait... So you orchestrated the tournament in order to save her?

GG: Yep.

Ciel: I don't get it... Couldn't you just take her from the Infernal Dimension?

GG: Nope. The "prison" that she's in can't be tampered with via my abilities or physical might.

Ciel: But winning the tournament will help save her?

GG: Yep.

Ciel: Isn't there some other way? Are there any other alternatives to saving Ecalos that don't involve us?

GG: Trust me, if I knew of another way that didn't involve you I would have done it.

GG stood up.

GG: So... Which piece of candy do you want to eat? The red one or the blue one?

GG held out it's hands to her.

Ciel: You're not asking me to make a choice are you? Because I won't do that.

GG: What? Oh no no no. This is just me offering you good old plain candy.

Skeptical, Ciel shook her head.

Ciel: No thank you.

GG: You sure?

Ciel nodded.

GG: Suit yourself. More for me.

GG unwrapped both pieces and ate them.

GG: Yummy. Now that you know the truth I warn you. Do not say anything or else the curse will burn you like it did before. Also don't mention the curse or your trip to the Infernal Dimension for that matter. These will also set it off too. If you're asked, just say we went on that date like I mentioned before. Got it?

Ciel nodded.

GG: Great. Now go take a shower.

GG pointed to the door that was a few feet away from it.

Ciel: What?

GG: No offense but you kinda stink.

Ciel lifted her arm and sniffed.

GG: I would have washed you myself while you were sleeping but I didn't get your permission so I just put you in bed.

Ciel: ........

GG: But if you want I could...

Ciel: NO!!!

GG: ...... get you some clothes.

Ciel: Oh...

Awkward silence followed for a few seconds.

GG: You surprise me with your not-so-innocent imagination Model C.

Ciel looked away embarrassed.

GG: Let's just pretend this never happened. Ok?

Ciel nodded not looking GG's way.

GG: I'll go find you something appropriate while you take a shower.

In the next moment, GG vanished in a rainbow spark. Ciel noticed right after it left, two towels and two rags were stacked neatly next to each other in the chair alongside a fresh bar of strawberry scented soap.

Ciel: (Maybe GG's not such a bad guy after all.)

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Half an hour later GG appeared.

GG: Hooooooney, I'm hooooooome!

From the bathroom.

Ciel: Is that you GG?

GG: Yep. I got your outfit.

Ciel: Pass it to me.

The bathroom door cracked open and Ciel's hand revealed itself.

GG: Here you go.

GG dropped it in her hand and then she retracted it. The door closed right after. GG did some kung fu poses while waiting.

GG: Waaaaaaaahuuuuuuaaaaaa....

Ciel: Um... GG.

GG stopped.

GG: Yes?

Ciel: What is this?

GG: It's a one piece body suit. Designed for comfort and mobility.

Ciel: Is this it?

GG: What do you mean?

Ciel: Don't you have anything I can put on over it?

GG: No. Why?

Ciel didn't respond.

GG: Ciel?

Ciel: It's just... I don't like to expose too much.

GG: Oh. You mean cover up "those" areas.

She didn't respond.

GG: I'll be back in a few minutes.

GG vanished again in a rainbow spark. Within the hour, GG returned holding a white sundress with a cherry blossom pattern.

GG: I got it.

The bathroom door opened like it did before and Ciel received the dress. After the door closed.

Ciel: This dress...!

She was looking at it in awe.

GG: You like?

Ciel: It's... beautiful. Where did you get it?

GG: I made it myself.

Ciel: You made it while you were gone?

GG: Yep.

Ciel: How's that possible? You couldn't have been gone for at least 15 minutes.

GG: It's not really that hard. All I needed was some cloth, a needle, some thread, a little imagination, and voila. A perfect dress for Model C.

After putting it on the bathroom door opened to reveal Ciel standing there wearing the dress with the one piece suit underneath. GG whistled looking her up and down.

GG: Well look at you looking like Neo Arcadia's next top model.

Ciel looked away red in the face.

GG: But why are you still wearing that helmet?

Ciel: I'm just used to wearing it all the time.

GG: Take it off.

Ciel: Why?

GG: I wanna see what you look like with your hair down.

After considering GG's request for a moment, she removed the helmet. Her hair fell down more than halfway down her back.

Ciel: How do I look?

GG: Hm...

GG stuck up a thumb.

GG: Perfect. Check out yourself in the mirror.

GG snapped it's finger and a tall mirror appeared on the bathroom door. Ciel turned to look at it. When she saw her reflection her eyes widened.

Ciel: That's... Me?

GG: You're surprised?

Ciel: I didn't know I could look like that...

GG: I did.

Upon hearing that her face turned red again.

GG: You can put the helmet back on now.

Ciel: ...... That's ok.

She kept studying her reflection.

Ciel: I think I'll keep it off for a while.

GG: Good. Now it's time to put on your shoes.

Ciel was about to open the bathroom door.

GG: Not THOSE shoes. THESE shoes.

GG snapped it's finger. A white pair of flat footed shoes with a cherry blossom design on them appeared in GG's hands. Ciel saw them and was stunned.

Ciel: You made these too?!

GG: Yep.

GG put them on the floor in front of her feet and Ciel tried them on. After, she looked at her reflection.

Ciel: They're very comfortable.

She turned to GG.

Ciel: Why did you make this outfit for me? And please don't say "because I'm your girlfriend" or something.

GG chuckled.

GG: You've been through a lot because of me. So I thought I should make up for it.

Ciel: So these are apology gifts?

GG held up a finger.

GG: That and "I'm taking you out for a romantic evening" gifts.

Ciel closed her eyes and let out an exasperated sigh.

Ciel: I knew it...

Seeing her reaction, GG added on.

GG: I'm not saying that you're obligated to go out with me because I made those.

To that explanation, she felt relieved. And then something unexpected happened. Ciel's stomach growled loudly. So loud that GG noticed.

Ciel: ...

GG: Time to eat.

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A minute later, the two were sitting next to each other on the bed eating Chinese Food.

GG: So *munch* how do you like the food?

Ciel: It's delicious. I've never tasted anything this good before.

GG: I figured you would like it. Chinese is the universal food that everyone enjoys.

In the next second, Ciel started coughing.

GG: You ok?

After pounding her chest a few times, she regained her composure.

Ciel: Yes.

GG: Chew chew swallow. Chew chew swallow. Don't mess up the rotation.

Ciel nodded.

GG: You know... After we're finished eating we're going back to the tournament.

Ciel didn't respond.

GG: I have some more news. Chris lost against Kite.

Ciel: He... Lost?

GG: Yep.

Ciel: Is he ok?

GG: He's unconscious at the moment.

Ciel: What?!

GG: Don't worry about it. He'll be ok.

Ciel: You sure?

GG bit into a piece of chicken.

GG: Yep.

Ciel: Well... If you say so.

She started eating again.

GG: Did I forget to mention that this is my house?

Ciel: Really?

GG: Yep. It's all mine. Just like you.

Ciel stopped eating.

Ciel: GG...

GG: Anyway, I'd love to give you a tour of the place.

Ciel started eating again.

Ciel: Mhm.

GG: That is, if you're up to it.

Ciel: Mhm.

GG rubbed his chin.

GG: But that will have to wait til later...

Ciel: Mhm.

GG stopped after noticing something.

GG: If you don't want to see my house...

Ciel: I don't.

GG: I see...

The two ate silently. After a few seconds.

Ciel: See how it feels to mess around with other people's feelings?

GG looked to her.

GG: You mean you were kidding?

Ciel: Mhm.

GG rubbed the back of its neck chuckling.

GG: I suppose I deserved that.

GG's face turned serious.

GG: But remember Model C. You mess with GG and GG will mess with you.

GG snapped it's finger and their food disappeared.

Ciel: Huh?

She looked at him.

Ciel: I wasn't finished eating... wait what are you doing?

GG had it's hands up in a threatening manner.

GG: Grr...

Ciel: GG...

GG: RAWR!!!

Ciel: AH!!!

GG attacked and Ciel was subdued.

Ciel: Let go of me!

She tried to sit up but GG had her pinned down on the bed. After an evil smirk crossed GG's face, the assault began.

Ciel: Hahahahaha! Stop it GG, hehehehehahahaha!

GG tickled her all over.

Ciel: Please stop hehehehe!

She turned on her side but it didn't help. GG nibbled on her hip.

Ciel: You're wrinkling my dress hahahaha!

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Later at the tournament grounds. Kite tapped his arm with a finger repeatedly.

Kite: What could be taking them so long?

The Supreme King stood next to him with his arms folded and eyes closed. Over in the other team's area, Whis and Kisuke were watching anime thanks to Whis' staff. Raiden was meditating and Tobi sat quietly thinking to himself. Then a rainbow spark appeared in the center of the ring. Everyone was made aware the moment it came into being.

Whis: There they are.

Kite jumped out of his seat.

Kite: (Its about time.)

GG and Ciel came into being.

GG: We're baaaaaaaack!

Team Ciel came down to the ring except for Tobi and Chris.

Whis: How was your romantic evening GG? I hope it went smoothly.

GG: We had a great time. Check out the dress I got her.

Whis observed her outfit.

Whis: Lovely outfit captain. You look quite splendid in it.

Ciel looked down. Whis leaned in and sniffed.

Whis: And you smell great too.

Kite: Who cares about that. Get on with the tournament.

Everyone looked over at Kite who landed in the ring a second ago. GG looked around.

GG: Ready to get this show on the road guys?

Raiden, Kisuke, Tobi, Supreme King, and Kite nodded.

GG snapped it's fingers and two chairs appeared behind the two captains scooping them up into the air.

Ciel: Huh?!

Kite looked across the ring with an evil grin on his face.

Kite: Who will be my next opponent?

GG: Good question. Ciel.

Ciel looked over to Chris.

GG: You have to choose who will duel for your team next.

Ciel: I cant...

Kite looked up.

Kite: What's the holdup blondie?

Whis, seeing the situation, decided to interject.

Whis: Pardon me, but might I make a suggestion?

Everyone's attention turned to him.

Whis: Instead of having Ciel choose, would it be okay if we play rock, paper, scissors to determine the participant?

GG: If she agrees to that I don't see why not. What do you say Model C?

Ciel: ...........Ok.

Seconds later team Ciel gathered in a circle. Tobi included.

Whis: On three. Alright?

The others nodded.

Whis: 1...2...3... and shoot.

On the first try Tobi had scissors, Whis had paper, Raiden had rock, and Kisuke had rock.

Whis: Tobi loses two to one. You're not dueling this time.

Tobi headed back to their team's area. The group motioned to go again.

Whis: 1...2...3... and shoot.

On this try Whis had paper, Raiden had scissors, and Kisuke had rock.

Whis: A stalemate. And again. 1...2...3... and shoot.

After this try Whis had scissors, Raiden had rock, and Kisuke had scissors.

Whis: Looks like you are up Thunder God.

Kisuke: Good luck.

Raiden removed his hat as his teammates exited the ring.

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Kite smirked.

Kite: Well well. Looks like the trashman is up next. Any final words before I take you down?

Raiden's eyes sparked with electricity.

Raiden: We shall see who will lose.

GG cleared it's throat.

GG: This duel has been scheduled for one fall! Introducing first... From the other side of the Zexal era! The dark number hunter... Kite Tenjou!!!

Loud applause could be heard from all around but there wasn't anyone there.

GG: Introducing 2nd from the MK Universe. Ladies and gentlemen give it up for... RAIDEN!!!

More applause could be heard from all around.

GG: This will be a duel with both players starting with 8000 Life Points and I mean 8000 Kite...

Kite ignored that last bit.

GG: Both will start with 5 cards each. Kite will also go 2nd and I mean 2nd...

Kite: Tsk. I get the picture.

GG: Do you?

Kite: It has something to do with the last duel. Now start the duel already.

GG: One sec.

GG looked down to the Ramen Man.

GG: Thanks for the service.

Ramen Man: No problem.

GG snapped it's fingers then the Ramen Stand and it's owner vanished.

GG: Now that that's taken care of... LLLLLLLETS GET READY TO DUELOOOOOOOO!!!

Kite and Raiden raised their hands. A dark duel disk appeared on Kite's arm like before. A bolt of lightning struck Raiden's arm. A white and blue duel disk featuring the Mortal Kombat dragon appeared after the flash dissipated.

GG: So cool...!

The two inserted their Decks into the slot and drew 5 cards each.

Raiden: It is time to start this battle. I draw. I'll start by calling forth Johnny Cage to the field.

Computer: Johnny Cage. Level 4, EARTH, Warrior-type, 1600 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Raiden: With that my turn ends.

Kite laughed.

Kite: Really? Is that the best you can do trashman?

Raiden didn't respond.

Kite: My turn, I draw! First I activate the Spell Card Upstart Goblin! This allows me to draw a card in exchange for giving you 1000 Life Points.

Computer: Raiden's Life Points increases to 9000.

Kite: Now I summon Pseudo Galaxy Worm!

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Worm. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Insect-Type, 1200 ATK, and 1000 DEF.

Kisuke: I know where this is going.

Kite: When this card is Normal Summoned while my Life Points are lower than yours, I can use it's Special Ability to Summon a level 3 or lower "Pseudo" monster from my Deck. I summon "Pseudo Lizard"!

Computer: Pseudo Lizard. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Reptile-Type, 900 ATK, and 1200 DEF.

Kite: And now with these two monsters I build the overlay network and Xyz Summon "X Blaster Cannon"!

Computer: X Blaster Cannon. Rank 3, EARTH Attribute, Machine-Type, 2200 ATK, and 100 DEF.

Kite: Go X Blaster Cannon! Send Johnny packing!

Raiden braced himself.

Computer: Johnny Cage was destroyed. Raiden's Life Points was reduced to 8400.

Raiden: (So this is what it feels like to take damage.)

Kite: Now I'll lay down a facedown and end my turn, but not before I activate my X Blaster Cannon's effect. During the End Phase, if it destroyed a monster, by using one of it's Overlay Units, I can deal you 500 points of direct damage.

Computer: Raiden's Life Points was reduced to 7900.

Ciel was concerned after Raiden took those hits.

Ciel: Are you ok?

Raiden drew a card before answering.

Raiden: I am fine. By banishing an EARTH "Mortal Kombat" monster from my Graveyard I can Special Summon this card from my hand. Behold "Cyrax".

Computer: Cyrax. Level 4, EARTH Attribute, Machine-Type, 1400 ATK, and 1400 DEF.

Raiden: And now I activate Cyrax's Special Ability. He can rid the field of one monster.

Kite: In response to that I'll chain. Say hello to Xyz Block!

Computer: Xyz Block. Counter Trap.

Kite: By detaching an Overlay Unit from a monster I control, this card negates your monster's effect and destroys it.

Computer: Cyrax is destroyed.

Raiden: Very well. I activate the Field Spell NetherRealm. And when it is activated successfully I can call "Scorpion" into play from my hand.

Computer: Scorpion. Level 4, FIRE Attribute, Fiend-Type, 1700 ATK, and 1300 DEF.

Raiden: Now we shall do battle.

Kite: Are you blind? Your monster is nowhere near as strong as my X Blaster Cannon.

Raiden: Indeed.

Computer: Scorpion was destroyed and so was X Blaster Cannon. Raiden's Life Points was reduced to 7400. Kite's Life Points was reduced to 7500.

Kite: Why was my monster destroyed and why did I take damage just now?

Raiden: Scorpion has the ability to drag down the monster that destroyed him into the Graveyard. At the same time 500 damage is inflicted. Proceeding from the Battle Phase into the Main Phase 2, I set 2 cards facedown and enter my End Phase.

Computer: Scorpion was Special Summoned to Raiden's side of the field in Attack Mode.

Kite: How is that card back?

Raiden: With NetherRealm in play, Scorpion will always be resurrected during the End Phase of the turn he was destroyed in battle.

Kite: My move! I draw! I activate the Spell Card Foolish Burial. This allows me to send one monster in my Deck to the Graveyard. I send Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon. Then I activate the Spell Card Galaxy Zero.

Computer: Galaxy Zero. Equip Spell.

Kite: With this I can Summon Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon from my Graveyard.

Raiden: Hm...

Kite: Now that I have a Level 5 or higher "Pseudo" monster out I can summon "Pseudo Galaxy Knight" without a sacrifice.

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Knight. Level 8, DARK Attribute, Warrior-Type, 1400 ATK, 2600 DEF.

Whis: Might he be attempting another Xyz Summon?

Kisuke: Looks that way.

Kite: With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network and I Xyz Summon "Hallows Night Joker"!

Computer: Hallows Night Joker. Rank 8, DARK Attribute, Spellcaster-Type, 2700 ATK, and 2100 DEF.

Raiden: I expected you to Summon another Xyz Monster. And now that you have I reveal my Spell Card "Get Over Here!".

Computer: Get Over Here!. Quickplay Spell.

Raiden: While I control Scorpion, this card allows me to take control of a Special Summoned monster.

Kite: What!?

Computer: Hallows Night Joker shifts to Raiden.

GG: Things lookin no good huh Kite-o?

Kite ignored GG's comment.

Kite: I end my turn.

Raiden: Very well. I draw. Now Scorpion, attack him directly.

Scorpion jumped into the air performing a front flip before kicking Kite. Upon contact, he vanished in a blaze of fire and reappeared where he originally was.

Computer: Kite's Life Points was reduced to 5800.

Kite: ...!

Raiden: Following Scorpion, Hallows Night Joker will attack next.

Kite put up his guard. The blast of dark power Hallows Night Joker released pushed him back across the ring.

Computer: Kite's Life Points was reduced to 3100.

Kite: Ugh!!!

When he walked back to his original spot Ciel noticed that his breathing was heavy and Kite had multiple bruises. No doubt this made her worry more.

Raiden: That will conclude my turn.

Kite stared at Raiden seriously.

Kite: (I might have underestimated this one. He's not as weak as his teammate.)

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Kite placed two fingers on top of his deck.

Kite: I draw!

Kite glanced at the card he drew.

Kite: I set one monster facedown and I set a card in my Spell and Trap Card zone. Your move.

Raiden: Very well. I draw.

Raiden eyed Kite's backrow card.

Raiden: I activate Hallows Night Joker's effect. By detaching 1 overlay material I can destroy your hidden spell or trap. But not only that, I get to guess what it is before it's destruction. And if I call it right, another card on your field is also destroyed.

Kite: So you figured out his special ability even though I never used it before. Well aren't you clever trashman.

Raiden: I guess that card is a spell.

The card revealed itself to be Allure of Darkness.

Raiden: Looks like I was right and now say goodbye to your two cards.

Computer: Allure of Darkness and Kite's facedown monster was destroyed.

Whis: Could this be the end for Kite?

Raiden: With your field empty I will enter the Battle Phase. Go Scorpion, attack him directly.

Scorpion like before, jumped into the air performing a front flip before kicking Kite. Upon contact, he vanished in a blaze of fire and reappeared where he originally was.

Computer: Kite's Life Points was reduced to 1400.

Kite stumbled back a few steps.

Kisuke: Looks like it to me.

Raiden: And now Hallows Night Joker. End this duel.

Just as Hallows Night Joker attacked, Kite smirked.

Kite: Rise Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon!

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon is Special Summoned to Kite's side of the field in Attack Mode with 3400 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Raiden: How can this be?

Kite: You destroyed my monster "Corrupted Stone of Legend" using the effect of Hallows Night Joker.

Computer: Corrupted Stone of Legend. Level 1, DARK Attribute, Dragon-Type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Kite: During the turn it is destroyed by a card effect, I'm allowed to bring back Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon any point during that same turn in Attack Mode.

Raiden: I see. But that doesn't explain how it got so powerful.

Kite: That's simple. Due to Corrupted Stone of Legend, Pseudo Galaxy Eyes gained attack equal to double the battle damage I took prior to it's Summoning.

Whis: That means if Thunder God Raiden had attacked with that Xyz monster first, Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon's attack strength would have been 5400.

Kisuke: Its a good thing he didn't.

GG: Yep.

Whis and Kisuke turned around to see GG crouching next to Chris.

Kisuke: When did you get over there GG?

GG: While everyone was so focused on the duel I snuck on over here. Well not everyone was so focused on the duel to not see me. Tobi over there never takes his eyes off me.

Tobi closed his eyes when Kisuke looked at him. GG placed a hand on Chris.

Whis: Are you about to heal Chris?

GG: Nope.

Kisuke: Then what are you doing?

GG: Sending him to the room where you came from.

Chris vanished in several small rainbow sparks.

GG: Oh and if Model C asks I would appreciate it if you pretend like you didn't notice he was gone ok?

Whis: I don't know... Lying to our captain seems wrong.

Kisuke: I have to agree.

GG: Would you do it if I got you a raspberry snow cone and you a candy apple?

Whis: Now that you mention it I didn't know he was gone.

Kisuke: Me either.

GG: I'll get them for you after the duel.

Kisuke and Whis nodded.

GG turned to Tobi.

Tobi: I cannot be swayed by food. Regardless, I won't say a word.

GG: Good boy.

Tobi glared at GG.

GG: Sorry...

GG vanished and reappeared back in it's seat.

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Raiden studied his hand.

Raiden: (At the moment I cannot topple his Dragon.) I set one monster in facedown defense position and end my turn.

Kite drew a card and eyed Raiden's field.

Kite: (If I attack that Scorpion it will destroy my Galaxy Eyes due to its effect; and not only that it will be revived thanks to his Field Spell being in play.)

His attention fixed on the set monster.

Kite: (I'll ignore that for now.) Go Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon! Attack Hallows Night Joker with False Photon Stream of Destruction!

Raiden put up his guard.

Computer: Hallows Night Joker was destroyed and Raiden's Life Points was reduced to 6700.

Kite: I place one card facedown and end my turn.

Raiden: I draw.

Raiden looked at Kite's dragon before making up his mind.

Raiden: (I may take some damage but so be it.) Scorpion will attack your dragon.

Scorpion ran at Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon and punched it. The dragon was unfazed as it spun around and struck the ninja with it's tail.

Computer: Scorpion is destroyed and Raiden's Life Points was reduced to 5000.

Raiden: Scorpion's special ability will activate. Say goodbye to your dragon.

Kite: I don't think so. I activate Dark Force Reflection!

Computer: Dark Force Reflection. Counter Trap.

Kite: When an Effect is activated that would destroy a DARK monster on my field this card negates it.

Computer: Scorpion was negated and The NetherRealm was destroyed.

Raiden raised an eyebrow.

Raiden: My Field Spell was destroyed?

Kite: Hehe. I forgot to mention that Dark Force Reflection has a bonus effect under the right circumstances. Because your card was negated while I controlled a DARK monster with more than 2500 ATK, a card on your field was destroyed.

Raiden: Hm. In that case I will enter into my Main Phase 2. Then I shall banish a FIRE "Mortal Kombat" monster from my Graveyard, to Special Summon Sektor from my hand in defense position.

Computer: Sektor. Level 4, FIRE Attribute, Machine-Type, 1400 ATK and 1400 DEF.

Raiden: Sektor will now target your Pseudo Galaxy Eyes with it's Special Effect.

Sektor's targeting system locked on.

Kite: (What is that tincan doing?)

Raiden: Fire.

Sektor's chest opened up and launched two missiles at Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon. Kite shielded his face as soon as the missiles connected. The end resulting in a huge explosion.

Kite: Er...!

After the smoke cleared.

Kite: What was that supposed to accomplish? My Pseudo Galaxy Eyes is still standing.

Raiden: Perhaps you should take a closer look at your monster.

Kite turned his attention to his dragon. Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon had several bruises.

Kite: (It's ATK points are lower than before...!)

Raiden: Thanks to Sektor, your monster lost 700 ATK for each banished "Mortal Kombat" monster. And since there are two banished, your dragon dropped from 3400 to 2000 ATK.

Kite: Even though his ATK is lower you won't be able to defeat him.

Raiden: That may be true for now but the future is not set in stone. I end my turn.

Kite drew a card and smirked.

Kite: I think it's about time I crushed you once and for all. Starting with this!

Kite revealed a monster in his hand.

Kite: I activate the effect of Pseudo Galaxy Soldier from my hand!

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Soldier. Level 5, DARK Attribute, Machine-Type, 2000 ATK and 0 DEF.

GG: Nice top deck Kite-o.

Ignoring GG's comment, Kite continued.

Kite: I can Special Summon this card simply by disposing of a DARK monster from my hand. But you already know that from the last duel so I'll just skip to the part where I can Summon another copy from my Deck.

Kite raised his hand into the air.

Kite: With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network and I Xyz Summon Darkroid Destroyer!

Computer: Darkroid Destroyer. Rank 5, DARK Attribute, Machine-Type, 2600 ATK and 2100 DEF.

Kite: I activate Darkroid Destroyer's effect. By using two Overlay Units I can get rid of one monster on your field.

Kite saw the choices before him.

Kite: (I already know what the tincan is capable of.) Say adios to your set card.

Computer: Raiden's facedown monster was destroyed.

Kite: Attack his monster Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon!

Computer: Sektor was destroyed.

Kite: And now it's your turn Darkroid Destroyer! Show the trashman your Destruction Punch!

Computer: Raiden's Life Points was reduced to 2400.

Raiden: Err...

Raiden slid back across the ring with his guard up.

Ciel: Raiden!

Kite: That's all I have for now.

He dusted himself off before returning to his previous position.

Raiden: No need to worry about me.

Ciel: Are you sure you're alright?

Raiden: Yes.

Ciel was still concerned even though he said was ok.

Raiden drew a card.

Raiden: I think it is time I played my facedown card. I activate the trap card Call of the Haunted. This allows me to resurrect a monster from my Graveyard. And I choose the monster you destroyed last turn.

Kite: That tincan again? A card like that won't do you much good.

Raiden: Not that. I'm referring to the card that you destroyed using Darkroid Destroyer's effect. Behold Reptile!

Computer: Reptile. Level 2, EARTH Attribute, Reptile-Type, 1100 ATK and 400 DEF.

Kite laughed.

Kite: Big deal. That card is even worse than the tincan.

Raiden: I wouldn't think lightly of Reptile.

Kite: Is that a fact?

Raiden nodded.

Raiden: What you don't realize is that once he was Special Summoned, all of your monsters lost 300 ATK.

Computer: Darkroid Destroyer's ATK is reduced to 2300 and Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon's ATK is reduced to 1700.

Kite shook his head with his eyes closed.

Kite: Still little to no difference. Your monster doesn't have what it takes to take on my monsters.

Raiden: Reptile may not have what it takes but there is a card in my possession that does.

Kite: Huh?

Raiden: I activate the Spell Card "Return of the Dragon King"!

Kite: (A ritual spell...?)

Raiden: I could not activate this card before because I lacked the ritual monster.

Kite: (So he was biding his time until he drew it.)

Raiden: Also, thanks to Reptile being available, I can use him as the entire tribute for this ritual.

Computer: Reptile was sent to the Graveyard.

Raiden: I ritual summon "Onaga, The Dragon King".

Computer: Onaga, The Dragon King. Level 8, EARTH Attribute, Dragon-Type, 2700 ATK and 2800 DEF.

GG: Uh oh...

Ciel heard GG's reaction and looked at it.

Raiden: Go Onaga! Attack his Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon!

Kite guarded while smirking.

Computer: Kite's Life Points was reduced to 400 and Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon's ATK increased to 2700.

Kite: Did you forget trashman? Pseudo Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon cannot be destroyed in battle 2 times. And not only that, since I took battle damage, his ATK was raised. You should have attacked my Darkroid Destroyer instead.

Raiden: I have not forgotten about your dragon's impervious nature. However, you fail to realize what Onaga is capable of. You see, Onaga can attack all of your monsters once each.

Kite: What!?

Raiden: You can forfeit right now to save yourself from the pain of this next attack.

Kite closed his eyes.

Kite: I don't take the easy way out. Finish the job.

Raiden: Very well. Onaga...!

Ciel: Wait!

Raiden stopped. Everyone turned their attention to Ciel.

Ciel: Don't attack him.

Raiden: If I don't follow through, how will this duel end?

Ciel didn't answer. She knew he had a point. How will the duel end?

GG: Hey Kite-o. You know... admitting defeat in some cases wouldn't be considered the easy way out.

Kite: Are you ordering me to quit?

GG: I don't know. Am I?

Kite thought quietly for a few seconds. When he was finished, he turned around and walked away silent.

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When Kite made it back to his team's area.

Supreme King: It seems that I was right to predict what would happen to you.

Kite sat down and leaned his head back.

Kite: Whatever Jaden.

Supreme King: As I said before, my name isn't Jaden.

Kite: (I'm not calling him Supreme King, that's for sure...)

GG snapped it's fingers. Both it and Ciel descended to the ring. Ciel ran over to Raiden.

Ciel: How are you?

Raiden: Just fine.

Ciel: Sorry for pestering you so much.

Raiden: Your concern is no trouble at all.

Ciel thought about Chris and looked in the direction of her team's area. To her surprise, he was gone.

Ciel: W-where is he?!

Ciel ran past Raiden and focused on Kisuke.

Ciel: Kisuke, have you seen Chris?

Kisuke: Last time I checked he was right over there.

Ciel turned her attention to Whis.

Ciel: Have you seen him Whis?

Whis: Before the duel I could have sworn he was right there.

Ciel looked to Tobi who closed his eyes and shook his head.

Ciel: Where could he have gone?

She returned to the ring.

Ciel: Do you know what happened to Chris GG?

GG: Nope, but wherever he is it doesn't matter.

Ciel: What do you mean it doesn't matter? It does matter. He matters. We need to find him. For all we know, he could still be hurt or lost somewhere.

GG: He also could want some time alone.

Ciel: But he disappeared without telling anyone...

GG: Chris is the type of person who doesn't like being around others for too long. Its not really a surprise if he up and left.

Ciel thought about Chris.

Ciel: I guess that makes sense...

GG walked up close to her and put an arm around her.

GG: Don't you worry your pretty little face Model C. I'm sure he'll turn up eventually.

Ciel: ...

GG: In the meantime, I think it's time I told you guys about the Win Bonus.

Everyone turned their attention to GG.

Ciel: Win Bonus?

GG let her go.

GG: Basically whenever your team wins a duel, I will do something nice for your team's members.

GG signaled for Whis, Kisuke, and Tobi to come over. Which they did.

GG: First up is Whis.

GG snapped it's fingers and a raspberry snowcone appeared in front of Whis hovering. Whis picked it up and licked it.

Whis: Its so delicious! Thank you GG!

GG nodded before turning to Kisuke and snapping it's fingers again. This time a candied apple appeared.

Kisuke: Thanks.

Kisuke accepted the gift and GG nodded again. GG next turned to Tobi.

GG: It's kind of hard to think of something you like specifically. So I'll just think of something special for you later. Ok?

Tobi didn't respond. Lastly, GG turned to Raiden.

GG: Good job beating Kite. I gotta tell you, that is NOT an easy feat by any means. So because you did overcome the odds, I will offer you a deal. But before I say what the deal is, I have to let you know how many duelists are on my roster. There are 4. 3 you have met and 1 you have not. The 3 you have met are Kite, The Supreme King, aaaaaaaaaaaand...

GG pointed to itself.

GG: Yours truly.

Ciel: You're in this too?

GG: Yep. I didn't want you to think that I would put you through something that I wouldn't do myself.

GG took her hands and started dancing with her.

GG: Whether it be through Hell or high water I will put my neck out too.

GG twirled her a few times and let go. Ciel nearly fell over out of dizziness.

Tobi: What about the unknown member?

GG: The unknown is part of the deal I'm about to explain.

GG turned to Raiden.

GG: Raiden, you have the option of allowing one of your teammates to duel against me in a bonus duel.

Raiden: Bonus duel? What does that entail?

GG: I'm glad you asked. A bonus duel is a free duel where no one feels the effects of taking damage and your team won't face elimination. Also, if you win, the unknown member I mentioned will be eliminated.

Ciel: But is this fair? You told me before that you know all of our cards.

GG: It will be once I show my Deck to whomever I may duel. But that person will not be allowed to reveal said Deck information to anyone.

Kisuke: Boy you're serious about dotting your "i"s and crossing your "t"s.

GG: Yep. So what will you do Raiden? Say no to the bonus duel and continue the tournament? Or will you say yes?

Raiden rubbed his chin.

Raiden: Will it be alright if I consulted with my teammates?

GG: Sure. I gotta talk with my guys too.

GG disappeared in a rainbow spark and reappeared in front of Kite and the Supreme King.

GG: How's it going?

Kite: Just get to the point.

GG walked over and flopped into the seat next to Kite.

GG: I'm a little disappointed that YOU failed to take down at least two of their members before getting eliminated.

Kite: Wait a minute. You expected I would lose against them?

GG: Well yeah. The odds of you cleaning house was slim to none.

Supreme King: Do you "expect" the same of me?

GG: To be honest I was hoping that you wouldn't have to duel. But that seems like a lost cause now.

Kite eyed GG.

Kite: Are you implying that this is my fault?

GG: Uh...

GG turned its head away and whistled.

Kite: If you didn't make...!

Before Kite could finish his statement, he gripped his neck with both hands grimacing.

GG turned its head.

GG: Oh boy...

The Supreme King closed his eyes shaking his head. At the same time, Tobi saw what was happening.

Tobi: Hm?

GG: I can't do anything about it but I'll have to transport you away from here until it passes.

GG snapped it's fingers and Kite disappeared.

Whis: I would duel but this snowcone demands my full attention.

Kisuke: Same here. Except my snowcone is a candied apple.

The group turned to Tobi.

Raiden: Do you wish to duel?

Tobi: ...

Whis: Tobi.

Tobi snapped into focus.

Whis: Would you like to duel GG in the bonus duel?

Tobi: If I said yes, will any of you object?

Raiden, Whis, and Kisuke shook their heads. Tobi turned to Ciel.

Tobi: And how do you feel about this?

Ciel: GG said that nothing bad will happen so I'm ok with it if you choose to duel.

Tobi turned around. He could see that GG was chatting with the Supreme King.

GG: ...and that's all there is to it.

Supreme King: Very well. When the time comes, I'll be ready.

GG hopped to it's feet and shouted.

GG: You guys ready?

Tobi nodded. GG disappeared in a rainbow spark and reappeared across from Tobi.

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GG: As promised, I said I would reveal my Deck to whomever I would be facing. Hold out your hand.

Tobi did as instructed. GG snapped it's fingers and a Deck appeared in Tobi's hand. Immediately after, Tobi sorted through the cards.

GG: Take as long...

Tobi: Here.

Tobi held out the cards to GG.

GG: Whoa! Don't tell me you're done already?!

Tobi nodded.

Kisuke: Talk about speed reading.

GG took its Deck back and looked over to team Ciel's area.

GG: Hey Model C.

Ciel: Yes GG?

GG: Would you mind doing the introductions?

Ciel: But I don't...

Before she could finish, GG snapped it's fingers and Ciel appeared next to it.

Ciel: ...know how to...

GG put an arm around her and pulled her close.

GG: Don't worry, its easy. All you have to do is...

GG leaned close to her ear and whispered. Halfway through the whispering, Ciel's face went red and she snapped.

Ciel: I'M NOT SAYING THAT!!!

GG: Ok ok... Then say this.

GG leaned in again and whispered some more. When it was done.

GG: Got it?

Ciel: I think so... but do I have to do this?

GG raised it's hands in a threatening manner facing her.

GG: Grr...

Ciel started sweating.

Ciel: I-I'll do it!

GG lowered it's hands.

Tobi was confused, though he didn't question it. Ciel cleared her throat.

Ciel: This bonus duel has been scheduled for one fall... Introducing first from um... the Hidden Leaf Village... I present to you Tobi.

Cheering could be heard from all around. Some unknown voice even whistled.

???: Lookin good Ciel!

Ciel's face turned red. GG scratched it's head laughing.

GG: I didn't expect that hehehe.

Ciel: Introducing 2nd from... um... where are you from GG?

GG: The GG-Verse.

Ciel: GG-Verse...

GG: Yep.

Ciel: ....... Introducing 2nd from the GG-Verse, I present to you GG.

Cheering could be heard again. There was yet again another whistle.

???: Still lookin good Model C!

Ciel's face turned red again.

Ciel: Um... both players will start with 8000 Life Points and 5 cards each. Also, no damage will be felt in this duel. The duel may now start.

GG stuck up it's thumb.

GG: Good job Model C.

Ciel: No problem...

GG snapped it's fingers and Ciel was back with her team in their area. Tobi stuck out his arm and a black duel disk with red clouds manifested on his arm. GG raised its arm up. A glowing duel disk with a rainbow circling it appeared on GG's arm.

GG: By the way, your duel disk is my favorite one.

Tobi: Which one of us will go first?

GG: Rock, paper, scissors will decide.

Tobi readied his hand and GG did the same.

GG: On three.

Tobi nodded.

GG: 1... 2... 3... and shoot.

Tobi held out paper and GG had rock.

GG: Looks like you go first.

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The two put some space between them and drew 5 cards. Tobi drew an additional card.

Tobi: I set 5 cards facedown. Your move.

GG: I draw, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiya!

GG drew a card.

GG: Guess what? I activate the effect of "Drawma Celfon".

Computer: Drawma Celfon. Level 1, EARTH Attribute, Machine-Type, 100 ATK and 100 DEF.

GG: When this card is drawn for my Normal Draw or by the Effect of a "Drawma" card, I can do one of two things. A) Place it on the bottom of my Deck and draw another card. Or B) Special Summon it and resolve it's effect. I choose B.

Computer: Drawma Celfon was Special Summoned in Defense Mode.

GG: Go ahead and dial it up!

Drawma Celfon's number landed on 3.

GG: Now I get to look at the top 3 cards of my Deck. And if any of them are level 4 or lower "Drawma" monsters, I can Special Summon 1.

GG picked up the top 3 cards of it's Deck.

GG: Looks like I got a match. Say hello to "Drawma Archfiend"!

Computer: Drawma Archfiend. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Fiend-Type, 1800 ATK and 1200 DEF.

GG: Here I go!

GG pointed to Tobi.

GG: Attack him directly Drawma Archfiend!

Tobi motioned his hand.

Tobi: I activate the Trap Card "Decoy Pursuit".

Computer: Decoy Pursuit. Normal Trap.

Tobi: Because you attacked me directly, I can send 1 "Akatsuki" monster from my Deck to the Graveyard in order to send your attacking monster to the Graveyard.

Computer: Drawma Archfiend was sent to the Graveyard.

GG: I figured you had something over there. I set one monster and one other card. I'm done.

Tobi: During the End Phase, I use Mystical Space Typhoon.

GG facepalmed.

GG: Aw man...

Computer: GG's facedown Spell or Trap was destroyed.

Tobi: I draw. Then I summon "Kakuzu".

Computer: Kakuzu. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Zombie-Type, 1600 ATK and 1900 DEF.

Tobi: When Kakuzu is Normal Summoned, this enables me to Special Summon "Hidan" from my Graveyard.

Computer: Hidan. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Zombie-Type, 1900 ATK and 1600 DEF.

Tobi: Kakuzu attacks your Celfon.

Computer: Drawma Celfon was destroyed.

Tobi: Hidan will attack your set monster.

Computer: GG's facedown "Drawma Dragonfly" was destroyed. Drawma Dragonfly. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Insect-Type, 1000 ATK and 1800 DEF.

Tobi: I end my turn.

GG: I draw, hiya! Guess what I got this time?

Tobi didn't respond.

GG: That's right. Another "Drawma" monster. Say hello to "Drawma Cyber Dragon".

Computer: Drawma Cyber Dragon. Level 5, LIGHT Attribute, Machine-Type, 2100 ATK and 1600 DEF.

GG: It's a good thing you emptied my field otherwise I wouldn't be able to use the effect of this card. Just like Celfon this card gives me the same two options except effect resolution etc. I choose option B again.

Computer: Drawma Cyber Dragon was Special Summoned in Attack Mode.

GG: It's effect resolution goes like this. Drawma Cyber Dragon's name is treated as Cyber Dragon and all "Drawma" monsters on my field and in my Graveyard are treated as Machine-Type.

Tobi: I assume that you have "it" in your possession.

GG revealed a card in it's hand.

GG: Yep. I activate Overload Fusion. This allows me to Fusion Summon a Machine-Type monster using monsters on the field and in the Graveyard. Using Cyber Dragon, Drawma Archfiend, Drawma Celfon, and Drawma Dragonfly, I Fusion Summon Chimeratech Overdragon!

Computer: Chimeratech Overdragon. Level 9, DARK Attribute, Machine-Type, ???? ATK and ???? DEF.

Tobi: ...

GG: My Chimeratech Overdragon gains 800 ATK and DEF per Fusion Material used to Summon it. Which puts it at a grand total of 3200.

Computer: Chimeratech Overdragon's ATK and DEF equals 3200.

GG: Now I activate the Spell Card "Material Storm".

Computer: Material Storm. Normal Spell Card.

GG: Thanks to this card, if I control a Monster that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, depending on the number of materials used to Summon it, an equal or less number of Spell and/or Trap Cards on your field are destroyed.

Tobi's eyes widened as all of his set cards were destroyed.

Supreme King: (He has no chance at winning against it.)

GG: Following that, I will now enter the Battle Phase and attack your Hidan.

Computer: Hidan was destroyed and Tobi's Life Points was reduced to 6700.

GG: One more thing Tobi, my Chimera can attack multiple times up to the number of Fusion Material Monster's used to Summon it. But this will only work while you control monsters. Which you do. So... attack Kakuzu.

Computer: Kakuzu was destroyed and Tobi's Life Points was reduced to 5100.

Team Ciel could not believe what they were seeing.

Ciel: GG is... unbelievable...

Kisuke: No wonder GG is the captain of that Kite guy.

Upon hearing Kite's name, Ciel looked for him, but couldn't find him.

Ciel: Kite's gone...

The group scanned the area.

Raiden: It seems that you're right.

Kisuke and Whis exchanged a brief look between themselves and continued enjoying their treat.

Ciel: GG!

GG turned its attention away from the duel.

GG: What's up Model C?

Ciel: Kite's missing. Do you know what happened to him?

GG: Oh...

GG looked over it's shoulder.

GG: Wasn't he behind me a minute ago?

Tobi had a questioning look in his eyes.

Ciel: You don't know where he is?

GG shrugged.

GG: Hey Supreme King. Where did Kite go?

Supreme King: How should I know where he went? I'm not his babysitter.

GG turned to look at Ciel.

GG: Wherever Kite is he can handle himself. He probably has things of his own to take care of.

Though GG said that, the situation didn't sit right with Ciel. But even so, she didn't say anything more.

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GG: Ready to pick up where we left off?

Tobi nodded.

GG: I got nothing else so... I end my turn.

Tobi: I draw. First, I activate "Cloak of the Akatsuki".

Computer: Cloak of the Akatsuki. Continuous Spell.

Tobi: Then I Summon "Sasori".

Computer: Sasori. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Fiend-Type, 1300 ATK and 1500 DEF.

Tobi: The Summon of Sasori allows me to add an "Akatsuki" monster of a lower level from my Deck to my hand. I choose "Zetsu".

Computer: Zetsu. Level 2, EARTH Attribute, Fiend-Type, 0 ATK and 2000 DEF.

Tobi: I equip Zetsu to Sasori using Zetsu's ability. Next I activate Sasori's effect. His poison will sap your monster's strength and defense by 700 per "Akatsuki" card in play.

Computer: Chimeratech Overdragon's ATK and DEF was reduced to 1100.

Tobi: Sasori attacks.

Computer: Chimeratech Overdragon was destroyed and GG's Life Points was reduced to 7800.

Tobi: When your monster falls in battle to a monster that Zetsu is equipped to, this enables me to recover any "Akatsuki" monster from my Graveyard. I select Kakuzu. Your move.

GG drew a card.

GG: I gotta admit that I did not expect to lose my Chimeratech that fast. I place one card facedown and end my turn.

Tobi drew a card.

Tobi: I activate Mystical Space Typhoon.

Computer: GG's facedown Spell or Trap was destroyed.

GG: Again?! Really?!

GG fell backwards and was now lying on the floor with its arms folded.

GG: *grumbles*

Everyone was surprised by its reaction.

Kisuke: GG's... angry?

Raiden: It is capable of such a thing?

Whis: Have you ever seen GG upset like this before Ciel?

Ciel: No...

Tobi stared silently for a few seconds before speaking.

Tobi: Is it upsetting that I cleared one card compared to what you did to my previous 3?

GG stood up quick.

GG: Good point. Sorry about that. Please continue.

Tobi: I Summon Hidan and like before, I'll use his effect to resurrect Kakuzu. In addition, Cloak of the Akatsuki activates. Thus allowing me to add an "Akatsuki" monster with a lower level from my Deck to my hand. I choose "Deidara".

Computer: Deidara. Level 3, EARTH Attribute, Warrior-Type, 1500 ATK and 1500 DEF.

Tobi: Proceeding from there I will enter the Battle Phase and attack you directly with every monster I control.

Computer: GG's Life Points was reduced to 3000.

Tobi: I end my turn.

GG: (This could be it for me. I better make this count.)

GG's Deck started glowing.

Whis: Hm?

Kisuke: Ok... that's new.

Tobi shielded his eyes.

Tobi: (What is that strange light?)

GG put two fingers on top of its Deck.

GG: Time... space... reality... all are connected and all are ever-changing. Watch as I change time, warp space, and alter reality with this next card!

GG drew a card. As soon as GG looked at it, the card exploded and GG was blown out of the ring.

GG: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

Everyone was confused. VERY confused.

Kisuke: What just happened?

GG was lying on it's back coughing up smoke.

GG: That... hurt... *cough*

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Tobi walked over to the edge of the ring before Ciel and the others went down to check on GG.

Ciel: Are you ok GG?

GG's eyes rolled around in a circle.

GG: Ugh... I think we should... call timeout on the tournament...

GG snapped it's fingers and a door opened on a nearby wall.

GG: Through the door everyone...

GG tried to sit up but fell back.

GG: Ow... Can somebody carry me? I can't move...

Whis: Certainly.

Whis used his staff's power to lift GG.

GG: Thanks Whis...

GG turned its attention to the Supreme King.

GG: You coming? I don't know when we might come back so...

The Supreme King jumped down and walked through the door.

GG: Alright guys. Let's go.

Tobi: Hold it.

Tobi hopped out of the ring.

GG: What is it Tobi?

Tobi: Explain what happened at the end of our duel.

GG: I thought it was obvious. I lost.

Tobi: What about the explosion?

GG sighed.

GG: Can this wait until later?

Tobi: ......Fine.

The group went through the door. On the other side, they found themselves standing in a meadow filled with rainbow colored flowers.

Ciel: What is this place?

GG: My yard.

Whis: Your yard?

GG nodded and pointed.

GG: My home is over there. That's where we're going.

They turned to see where GG was pointing at. Just on top of a hill was a large structure that shined bright with a rainbow over it. They started walking towards it.

Kisuke: That's your home?

GG: Yep.

Kisuke: Man... It looks like something out of a storybook.

GG: If you think that's impressive, you should see what my getaway house looks like.

Kisuke: A getaway house too?!

GG: Just kidding, I don't have one. But if Model C moves in with me, I just might get one. Then, I'd invite you all to pool parties and cookouts and whatever fun things I can think of.

Whis raised an eyebrow.

Whis: Did you just say cookouts?

GG: Yep.

Whis: The same kind of cookouts with hamburgers, hotdogs, steaks, and a variety of other delectable meats?

GG: Yep.

Whis looked to Ciel.

Whis: Ciel, you really should move in with GG.

Ciel: I'm not going to move in with GG so you can eat food...

Whis: Aw... come now. At least think it over. You never know if you might enjoy it.

Ciel frowned at Whis' constant pleas.

A minute or two later, the group made it to the entrance.

GG: Hold me up to the door Whis.

Whis did as instructed. GG placed it's hand on the door and the edges shined bright. Then the door vanished.

GG: I would have transported us inside, but for security purposes I made it so that no one other than me could.

Tobi: Why would somebody like you need security?

GG: You never know who can sneak up on you.

After walking inside, the group noticed they were in a large spacious room with a red carpet stretching from the entrance to the end of the room. Also there were many glowing rainbow doors all around.

Ciel: So many doors...

Whis: Why are these here GG?

GG: I like going places.

Raiden: What kind of places?

GG: Different realities, dimensions, etc. Like where you guys came from.

At that answer, everyone started thinking.

GG: I know I don't have to say this but don't try to go through one. If you do, you will end up dead.

Kisuke: Dead?

GG: Yep. Soooooooo..... staaaaaaaay...... away.

When they made it to the center of the room, GG signaled everyone to stop.

GG: Going up.

A beacon of rainbow light descended and surrounded them. The room around them phased in and out of reality repeatedly for a few seconds. Then the group found themselves on a new floor.

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In front of them was a narrow hall with a few doors on both sides. Whis carrying GG, led the way.

Kisuke noticed something odd about the doors.

Kisuke: What are these doors made out of?

GG: I forgot the name of it, but I know its some kind of crystal that never rusts or ages. Oh wait, I remember now. It's called Evercrys.

They made a turn to the right because there was no other direction to head in other than the way they came. And finally at the end of the hall they came upon a wall made of Evercrys. GG touched the wall and it vanished. Ciel and the group were surprised to see what was before their eyes. It was a room filled with rows upon rows of manikin-like statues on each side of the carpet that extended all the way down to the other end of the room.

Raiden: What room might this be?

GG: My training room. Oh and you can let me down here Whis.

Whis: Are you sure you can stand on your own?

GG: I'll power through the pain.

Whis: Ok.

GG dropped to it's feet.

GG: Gr...!

GG walked over to one of the statues.

GG: These statues are test dummies. I use them every now and then whenever I want to brush up on my skills in something.

Whis: What skills are you referring to GG?

GG: Whatever I find interesting and/or useful. But instead of explaining it in detail, I'd rather show you.

GG touched the nearby statue. It glowed for a second before moving out of the row onto the carpet. This action surprised most of the group. Then, the room around them changed into a basketball court and all the other statues that were around them vanished. Following that, a basketball appeared in GG's hands. The statue took a defensive stance ready for GG to make a move. GG started dribbling to the right to get past the statue but the statue made a move and blocked the path. GG reversed course heading left. The statue made another move and blocked GG's path again. GG moved back and tried to perform a little crossover but the statue ended up stripping the ball from it's hands. The statue took the ball down court. GG tried to catch up but it was too late. The statue jumped up, cocked the ball to the side with one hand, and slammed it into the basket. Cheering could be heard from all around though no one was there. After landing, the statue walked over to GG and dusted off it's shoulder at GG.

Ciel and the others didn't know how to react to what had just transpired. GG touched the statue and it walked over to a select position and stopped moving. The basketball court turned back into the room that it was before. GG turned and saw the looks on their faces.

GG: What? I never said I was good at basketball.

Tobi: How do they work?

GG: Just think about what you want the statue to do and touch it. Wanna give it a try?

Tobi went to a statue and touched it. It came alive after it glowed. Then it walked out of it's row onto the carpet and the room changed to a forest. GG grabbed Ciel's hand, catching her by surprise.

Ciel: Huh?

The two vanished and reappeared behind a tree several feet away. GG let her hand go and peeked around the tree.

Ciel: Why are we here GG?

GG: Keeping a safe distance away from the action.

Ciel raised an eyebrow.

Ciel: Safe distance?

Ciel peeked around the tree from behind GG. She saw Raiden, Kisuke, and Whis were standing a good distance away from Tobi and the statue too. Right after focusing on Tobi and the statue, the two performed a hand sign.

Tobi: Fire Style: Fire Ball Jutsu!

Both unleashed a giant ball of flames. The attacks connected and exploded upon contact.

Ciel: What was that?!

GG: A jutsu.

Ciel: You mean a ninja technique?

GG: Yep.

Ciel: So Tobi's a ninja?

GG: Yep.

In the next moment, Tobi and the statue took out a kunai before charging one another. Attacking and slashing with precision. Sparks dancing off their weapons. When the statue's kunai was inches away from striking Tobi's shoulder, Ciel gasped. But to her surprise, it passed right through him.

Ciel wiped her eyes.

Ciel: Am I seeing things or did that weapon go through Tobi?

GG: You're not seeing things.

Tobi and the statue ran up two different trees. Ciel could not believe her eyes. Tobi and the statue jumped onto a branch and tossed many shuriken at each other. The ninja weapons cancelled each other out midair.

Tobi: (Is it mirroring my actions?)

The statue performed a hand sign and the shadows on the ground climbed the tree Tobi stood on. Tobi saw what was happening and jumped over to another tree branch. As soon as he landed, the statue was behind him.

Tobi: ...!

The statue's hand sparked electricity and motioned to pierce him from behind.

GG: That's enough.

The electricity dissipated as the statue ceased.

GG walking over stopped in front of the tree. The statue hopped down. Tobi did the same. Ciel and the others gathered around. GG touched the statue and it walked over to a select position and stopped moving. The forest turned back into the room that it was before.

GG: So what do you think?

Tobi: How can that statue know jutsu?

GG: It doesn't. Only you do.

Tobi: In other words, you're saying that it uses our own knowledge against?

GG: Yep.

Whis: Interesting. Could it fight anyone?

GG: As far as I know, yep... Ow!

GG twitched.

Ciel: Are you ok?

GG: I think I overdid it playing basketball...

Tobi: And the explosion from our duel which you have not yet explained.

GG: Won't let that go huh?

Tobi: I could let something go but you might not like it.

Whis and Kisuke exchanged looks with each other.

GG sighed.

GG: Ok... I'll tell you what happened. Before the explosion, I was trying to use a type of draw I had created called "Fate Changer". However, I was unable to pull it off and it backfired in my face...

GG looked down sad for a second before picking its head back up.

GG: Oh well. Guess I'll have to try it again another day.

GG pointed towards the hall.

GG: The doors on the left are the guestrooms. The doors on the right are currently under construction. By "under construction" I mean empty and void of anything. If you go in, you will float endlessly for all time. Unless you can fly, I would stay out of them. Also don't let the door close on you if you do go in. Once it closes, you won't be able to open it back from the other side.

GG spread it's arms out.

GG: Other than that feel free to explore in and outside my humble abode. In order to use the elevator just say "going up" or "going down".

GG stretched its arms.

GG: I know I said this before but I'll say it again. Do not go through the doors on the other floor. You will die. This is not a joke. I am not kidding. You will definitely die. It would be sad to lose one of you.

Tobi: You care if we live or die?

GG: Put it like this, if one of you died, the tournament would go on without you.

Tobi pointed to Ciel.

Tobi: What if it were her?

GG: In the words of Random Crew Guy from that pirate movie I like "The Dutchman must have a captain". In other words, she will be replaced with her sister.

Ciel: Sister? I don't have...

Then it dawned on Ciel.

Ciel: You don't mean Alouette?!

GG: Yep. But that won't happen as long as you stay alive.

Ciel began to worry.

Supreme King: We need to talk.

GG turned its head.

GG: A normal talk or one of "those" talks?

Supreme King: ...

GG: Ok. Then let's go talk somewhere more private.

GG snapped it's fingers and they both vanished in a rainbow spark.

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GG and the Supreme King appeared in another room. The same room that it brought Ciel to after they came from the Infernal Dimension. GG walked over to the bed and flopped on top of it and yawned.

GG: I'm beat...

The Supreme King walked over to the only chair in the room and sat down. After folding his arms, he started talking.

Supreme King: What happened back there?

GG: Uh... A tour of my home?

Supreme King: Don't play the fool with me. You intentionally lost that duel on purpose didn't you?

GG rolled over onto its back and stared at the ceiling.

GG: I didn't lose on purpose. That explosion was legitimate.

Supreme King: You expect me to believe that your so called "Fate Changer" backfired in your face?

GG turned on its side to look at him.

GG: Sorry.

The Supreme King could see the seriousness in GG's face.

Supreme King: What does this mean?

GG turned away from him on its other side.

GG: It could mean I'm tired...

GG yawned loudly.

GG: If that's it... I'm going to sleep now... Zzz...

After a few seconds, the Supreme King stood up and walked to the exit. After opening the door, he asked.

Supreme King: Does she know?

GG: Nobody knows everything.

The Supreme King took a step.

GG: Wait.

The Supreme King turned around. GG snapped it's fingers and a small box appeared in front of the Supreme King floating.

GG: I would appreciate it if you played with Model C.

The Supreme King took the box and walked away out of the room.

Walking down the hall, the Supreme King thought about the past.

[Past]

Supreme King: Who are you? And what are you doing in my castle?

GG: I don't have a name but I'm here to recruit you.

The Supreme King's subjects laughed. GG bowed repeatedly.

GG: Thank you, thank you. I'm here all night.

They stopped laughing.

GG: But seriously though, I'm here to recruit you.

Supreme King: Why would I want to be recruited by you?

GG shrugged.

GG: Because... you... have no choice?

???: Fool. You have no idea who you're talking to.

GG looked at the nameless subject before pointing to the Supreme King.

GG: Actually, I do. His name is Jaden.

Supreme King: Jaden is gone and you will be too. Dispose of it.

His subjects used their duel disks to Summon powerful monsters.

GG: Oh no! ... Is what I would say if I didn't come prepared.

GG raised its arm and a duel disk manifested. In the next moment, GG called on a monster.

When the Supreme King saw what GG had Summoned, he was taken aback. Not only him, but his subjects were surprised too.

GG: And now I activate this Spell Card!

???: AHH!!!

???: What's happening?!

???: Our monsters... They're being absorbed into his spell card!

A shadow figure descended from the darkness overhead.

GG: Take them all.

One by one, the Supreme King's subjects were converted into energy before being absorbed by the unknown fiend. When the last one was gone, the monster vanished. The Supreme King stood up from his throne chair.

Supreme King: How did you come to posses those cards?

GG pointed to him.

GG: First things first your highness. I'm here to recruit you.

Supreme King: I have no interest in being recruited by you.

GG sighed.

GG: Do you really have to say no? I mean I get that your Jaden's other half and all that but it would save me a lot of trouble if you said yes instead of me having to duel you and win.

The Supreme King prepared his duel disk. GG sighed again.

Both: Duel!

*At the final turn of their duel*

GG's deck glowed.

Supreme King: What is that light!?

GG: Time... space... reality... all are connected and all are ever-changing. Watch as I change time, warp space, and alter reality with this next card!

GG drew the top card of its deck.

GG: I activate this!

GG played the same Spell Card from before. The one it used to defeat the Supreme King's subjects.

Supreme King: This can't be...!

The shadow figure from before came forth from the darkness overhead onto the field.

GG: I win.

The monster attacked the Supreme King directly and his Life Points fell to 0. The Supreme King was blown backward sliding across the floor.

Supreme King: Such... strength...!

GG walked over to his side and sat down.

GG: You did a lot better than I expected.

Supreme King: Get away from me...!

He rose to his feet panting heavily.

GG: Nope.

GG snapped it's fingers and the Supreme King froze in place.

Supreme King: Grr...! I... can't... move...!

He struggled but couldn't budge an inch.

GG: Since you lost to me, I'm free to do whatever I want with you. So from this day on forward you will do as I say. Got it?

Supreme King: I won't be your slave!

GG stood up and moved directly in front of him. The two were looking each other in the eyes.

GG: Of course not. You will be a member of my team.

The Supreme King stopped struggling.

Supreme King: ........ Team?

GG: Yep.

GG snapped it's fingers and the Supreme King was unfroze.

Supreme King: Huh?

He flexed his fingers.

GG: Can I trust you to behave?

The Supreme King didn't like being treated like a child but nevertheless he complied and nodded.

GG: Great. Now we're leaving.

GG snapped it's fingers again and a door appeared to the side of them.

Supreme King: Where are we going?

GG: Other places to recruit other duelists.

[Past Over]

Supreme King: (It's obvious that something is going on. In any case, I'll just have to be ready for what's to come.)

Chapter Text

In the meadow outside GG's home, Whis and Kisuke walked around taking in the scenery.

Kisuke: I got to admit that a guy could get used to this place.

Kisuke breathed in and exhaled with a smile on his face.

Kisuke: The air is absolutely refreshing.

Whis sniffed a rose he was holding.

Whis: The flowers aren't bad either. They give off an aroma almost heavenly.

Kisuke's face became serious looking to the side at Whis.

Kisuke: We still not telling you know who about you know what?

Whis' face became serious too looking to the side at Kisuke.

Whis: Only if it's necessary.

Kisuke: Just making sure we're on the page.

Their faces went back to normal with a smile. Inside, on the first floor, Tobi studied the rainbow doors that GG told them not to go through. He pulled out a shuriken and tossed it at one. Before it could make it through, the shuriken turned to dust.

Tobi: ...

On the second floor, Ciel was in one of the rooms sitting on the bed thinking.

Ciel: (I can't let Alouette get dragged into this mess. I have to stay alive.)

Then her mind wandered to a particular question. Namely a question connected to Ecalos.

Ciel: Why does GG want to save her?

She pondered possible answers until she heard a knock on the door.

Ciel: Hm? It's open.

The door opened and the Supreme King stood in the doorway.

Ciel: Oh... can I help you?

Supreme King: Come with me.

Ciel paused for a moment.

Ciel: What for?

The Supreme King walked away. A few seconds pass and Ciel hopped out of bed. After sliding her shoes on, she ran out the door. She spotted the Supreme King making his way to the training area. Curious as to what he wanted with her, she followed. The Supreme King walked past half of the statues before stopping. Then he turned to face her when she was several feet away. Ciel stopped automatically at the feel of his commanding presence.

Supreme King: Here.

He tossed a box at her and she caught it with both hands.

Ciel: (This looks like one of the boxes GG gave the others.)

She opened it up and found a deck of blank cards.

Ciel: What are these for?

The Supreme King prepared his duel disk.

Supreme King: Prepare yourself. You're going to duel me.

Ciel: Why? There's no need for us to...

The Supreme King swiped his arm through the air before she could finish.

Supreme King: Quiet!

Ciel flinched.

Supreme King: Duel me or else.

Ciel: I'm not dueling you.

Ciel dropped the box on the ground and started walking to the exit. The Supreme King scoffed and a powerful gust filled the room. Ciel struggled to stay on her feet.

Ciel: Where did this wind come from!?

Seconds later, the room changed into something else entirely. Ciel backed away from the edge of the transparent platform she was now standing on.

Ciel: What is going on? Where am I?

She wiped her forehead.

Ciel: And why is it so hot?

Supreme King: Do you see the dark clouds below us?

Ciel saw what he was talking about.

Ciel: Yes...

Supreme King: Underneath that is the Infernal Dimension.

Ciel turned around quick.

Supreme King: If you don't duel me that is where I'll send you.

Ciel's eyes went wide.

Ciel: Why are you making me do this? Did GG put you...

Before she could finish, the Supreme King motioned his hand and part of the surface beneath Ciel's feet vanished.

Ciel: AAAAAHHH!!!

Ciel grabbed onto part of the platform as she fell.

The Supreme King walked over watching her struggle to maintain her grip.

Ciel: Help me! I don't want to fall!

Supreme King: Are you going to duel me? Yes or no? Because if not...

He placed a foot on top of one of her hands. Ciel shrieked as he applied some pressure on it.

Ciel: Okay! I'll duel you!

The Supreme King reached down and grabbed her wrist. After pulling her up, the hole underneath her feet closed and he dropped her. Then he walked back a few paces and inserted his deck into the slot.

Supreme King: Well? What are you waiting for?

Ciel picked up her box and pulled out her blank cards.

Ciel: I um... don't have a duel device to use...

Supreme King: Will it into existence like your team has done during the tournament.

Ciel thought about it and raised her arm high. A duel disk with a cherry blossom design appeared on her arm.

Ciel: It worked...

The Supreme King waited silently. Ciel knew that he wouldn't keep quiet for long, so she placed the blank cards into the slot and the duel disk activated. Both then drew 5 cards each.

Supreme King: Now let this duel commence!

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Ciel: Which one of us goes first?

Supreme King: Since I challenged you, the first move is yours.

Ciel drew a card from her Deck and studied her hand.

Ciel: I set one monster facedown in defense and 2 additional Spell or Trap Cards. I'm done.

Supreme King: I draw. Thanks to my field being void of any monsters, I can Special Summon Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy in Attack Mode.

Computer: Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy. Level 2, DARK Attribute, Fiend-Type, 300 ATK and 600 DEF.

Supreme King: That's not all. I tribute him in order to Tribute Summon Evil HERO Malicious Edge.

Computer: Evil HERO Malicious Edge. Level 7, EARTH Attribute, Fiend-Type, 2600 ATK and 1800 DEF.

Supreme King: This Tribute Summon was made possible because you control a monster.

Ciel: In that case... I activate Trap Hole. It destroys any Normal Summoned monster with 1000 or more ATK strength.

Computer: Evil HERO Malicious Edge was destroyed.

Supreme King: Not a bad move. However, I activate Swift Vengeance.

Computer: Swift Vengeance. Quickplay Spell.

Supreme King: When an Evil HERO monster on my field is destroyed by a card effect, this card automatically destroys one card on your field. Say goodbye to your facedown Spell or Trap Card.

Computer: Ciel's facedown Limiter Removal was destroyed.

Supreme King: Next, I activate Dark Calling. This card allows me to Fusion Summon by banishing monsters either in my hand and/or Graveyard. I use Evil HERO Malicious Edge from my Graveyard and The Earth - Hex - Sealed Fusion from my hand to Fusion Summon Evil HERO Dark Gaia!

Computer: The Earth - Hex - Sealed Fusion. Level 3, EARTH Attribute, Rock-Type, 1000 ATK and 1600 DEF.

Computer: Evil HERO Dark Gaia. Level 8, EARTH Attribute, Fiend-Type, ???? ATK and 0 DEF.

Supreme King: Evil HERO Dark Gaia's original ATK is equal to the combined original ATK of its Fusion Materials. Putting it at a grand total of 3600. Now attack her facedown with Dark Catastrophe!

Computer: Ciel's facedown Pantheon Hunter switched to face-up Attack Mode. Pantheon Hunter. Level 3, EARTH Attribute, Machine-Type, 1200 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Ciel: Why did it change battle modes?!

Supreme King: Dark Gaia changes all Defense Position monsters to face-up Attack upon him attacking.

Computer: Pantheon Hunter was destroyed and Ciel's Life Points was reduced to 5600.

Ciel: AHH!!!

Ciel grabbed her shoulders gasping for air. She looked at her opponent confused.

Ciel: Why do I feel like a truck hit me?

Supreme King: Any damage taken will be translated into your own suffering.

Ciel: But this isn't the tournament. Why should we get hurt for no reason?

Supreme King: If you have a problem with it, the Infernal Dimension is not too far away.

Ciel fell quiet for a few seconds.

Ciel: I um... activate the effect of Pantheon Hunter. When it is destroyed in battle, I can Summon another copy of it from my Deck in Attack Position.

Supreme King: To end my turn, the effect of Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy activates. Because he was sacrificed to Summon an Evil HERO this turn, I'm able to draw 1 card. Now go.

Ciel's hands was shaking as she drew a card from her Deck.

Ciel: I... set one monster facedown and change my Pantheon Hunter to Defense Position. I'm done.

Supreme King: Tsk. Futile.

He drew a card.

Supreme King: I Summon Evil HERO Infernal Gainer.

Computer: Evil HERO Infernal Gainer. Level 4, EARTH Attribute, Fiend-Type, 1600 ATK and 0 DEF.

Supreme King: Now I activate his Special Ability. By banishing him, one Fiend-Type monster on my field can make a second attack.

Computer: Evil HERO Infernal Gainer is removed from play.

Ciel: !

Supreme King: Go Evil HERO Dark Gaia! Attack Pantheon Hunter!

Ciel braced herself with her eyes closed.

Computer: Ciel's Defense Position monsters were changed to face-up Attack Mode. Pantheon Hunter was destroyed and Ciel's Life Points was reduced to 3200. Her other card is Pantheon Guardian. Pantheon Guardian. Level 3, LIGHT Attribute, Machine-Type, 1300 ATK and 1300 DEF.

Ciel: Ugh!

Ciel slid back a few feet.

Ciel: I activate... Pantheon Hunter's effect to Summon another copy of it from my Deck.

The Supreme King pointed to Pantheon Hunter.

Supreme King: Finish it off for good Dark Gaia!

Computer: Pantheon Hunter was destroyed and Ciel's Life Points was reduced to 800.

Ciel: ...!

Ciel slid back more gasping.

Supreme King: I place one card facedown and end my turn.

Ciel collapsed on the platform floor panting hard.

Supreme King: What's the holdup?

Ciel: *pant* *pant* *pant*

Supreme King: Pitiful. I should have let you fall into the Infernal Dimension.

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Meanwhile, an unknown person dressed in white manifested from a purple distortion in the meadow outside GG's home.

???: ...

The silver haired red eyed individual began walking. Kisuke and Whis noticed the person from a nearby tree.

Whis: A visitor perhaps?

Kisuke: Could be. You never know with GG.

Making his way inside GG's home, the individual passed by Tobi without giving the slightest bit of concern or interest. Tobi however, had his gaze fixed on him until he reached the center of the room.

???: Going up.

The beacon of rainbow light descended taking the stranger to another floor.

Tobi: ...

A minute later in GG's room.

GG: Zzz...

The door to the room fell to the floor with a loud crash. GG's eyes opened.

GG: You know... It was open the whole time.

The stranger walked into the room standing on top of the fallen door. GG sat up yawning.

GG: How can I help you... What do you go by again? Primo or Placido?

Primo: I know what you did.

GG: Oh... yeah sorry. I was in a bind and it was pretty much the only way I could...

Primo: As if I care for your excuses. Put me back in the tournament.

GG: GG no can do.

A vein bulged on Primo's right temple.

Primo: Why not?

GG: Because this tournament has rules and it wouldn't be fair if I broke them.

Primo: Let's get one thing straight... I don't give a damn about your rules! I only care to accomplish my own objectives! And right now, I have no opportunity to fulfil them because YOU pulled the rug from under my feet!

GG rubbed its chin.

GG: I see your point. I shouldn't have put you on the chopping block like that.

GG fell back into the pillow closing its eyes.

GG: I'll tell you what. I'll see what I can do about inserting you back into the tournament.

Primo was about to respond but GG interrupted.

GG: But... you have to be patient and give me some time ok?

Primo: How much time exactly?

GG: Enough time.

An annoyed expression crossed Primo's face before he walked over to the only chair in the room and sat down.

GG: You know... you could fix the door.

Primo folded his arms sitting back.

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Supreme King: I'm done waiting. Get up and continue the duel.

Ciel pushed herself off the ground only to collapse again.

Ciel: I... can't.

Supreme King: How can someone as pathetic as you be a Captain?

He turned away.

Supreme King: You're weaker than your own subordinates.

Ciel: I didn't... want to be Captain. I didn't... want anyone to get hurt. I didn't... want any of this.

Supreme King: So what! Do you think you're the only one who has been dealt an unfair hand? Because you're not!

Ciel's eyes opened.

Supreme King: Everyone involved in this tournament is here because we have no choice but to be here. We all accept that and push forward regardless of our circumstances. Stop complaining about what you didn't want. Make something happen with your own power. Otherwise your sister will take your place.

Ciel: Alouette...

Ciel struggled but was determined to get up. After rising to her feet, the Supreme King turned to face her.

Ciel: I won't let her get dragged into this. I will push forward!

Ciel put her hand on top of her Deck and drew a card.

Supreme King: Found your resolve at last. But will it be enough to turn the tide of this duel?

Ciel: All I know is that I have to do what I can with the cards given to me. I activate Card Destruction. We both discard the cards in our hands and draw the same number.

Computer: Ciel discarded 3 and the Supreme King discarded 1. Ciel drew 3 cards and the Supreme King drew 1 card.

Ciel: Perfect. I activate the Spell Card Hammer Shot. This card destroys the monster on the field with the highest ATK in Attack Position. Which is Evil HERO Dark Gaia.

Supreme King: Nice try. I activate Safe Zone. This Continuous Trap equips to my Dark Gaia, preventing it from being destroyed by card effects and by battle.

Ciel: In response to your Trap Activation, I activate the Quickplay Spell Card Guerrilla Tactics.

Supreme King: Huh?

Ciel: This card destroys your Trap and allows me to Special Summon a "Resistance" monster from my Hand. I choose Resistance - Scout Hirondelle in Attack Position.

Computer: Resistance - Scout Hirondelle. Level 4, WIND Attribute, Machine-Type, 1600 ATK and 900 DEF. Evil HERO Dark Gaia and Safe Zone are destroyed.

Ciel: That's not all. Since Hirondelle was Special Summoned from the Hand, his Special Ability activates. He allows us to look at the top card of your Deck.

The top card of The Supreme King's Deck revealed itself.

Ciel: Dark King's Awakening cannot be used on your upcoming turn.

Computer: Dark King's Awakening. Continuous Spell.

Supreme King: ...!

Ciel: Go Hirondelle. Attack him directly.

The Supreme King shielded his face with his arm.

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 6400.

Ciel: Your turn Pantheon Guardian!

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 5100.

Ciel: That concludes my turn.

The Supreme King drew a card.

Supreme King: (I can't use Dark Fusion or Dark King's Awakening.) Your move.

Ciel drew a card.

Ciel: Hirondelle and Pantheon Guardian, attack him directly again!

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 2200.

Ciel: (Just one more turn and I can win.) I set one card facedown and end my turn.

The Supreme King drew a card and glanced at it before declaring...

Supreme King: It's been two turns since I used the effect of Evil HERO Infernal Gainer so he returns in face-up Attack Mode.

Ciel: I completely forgot about it...

Supreme King: Also, nothing will prevent me from using this card anymore. Behold Dark King's Awakening. Now that it is in play, if I use Dark Fusion to Fusion Summon, I can use 1 Elemental HERO monster in my Deck as Fusion Material as long as I pay Life Points equal to its ATK. And it just so happens that I have Dark Fusion on hand.

Ciel: !

Supreme King: I activate Dark Fusion! I fuse Evil HERO Infernal Gainer on my field with Elemental HERO Burstinatrix in my Deck!

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points drops to 1000.

Supreme King: These two monsters merge with the powers of Darkness to create Evil HERO Inferno Blades!

Computer: Evil HERO Inferno Blades. Level 7. FIRE Attribute, Fiend-Type, 2400 ATK and 2300 DEF.

A drop of sweat ran down the side of Ciel's face.

Ciel: (If he attacks, my Mirror Force will destroy his monster leaving him vulnerable next turn. Then I can win.)

The Supreme King extended his hand forward.

Supreme King: Go Evil HERO Inferno Blades! Attack Pantheon Guardian and end this duel!

Ciel: When your monster attacks...

Supreme King: Huh?

Ciel: I activate Mirror Force!

Computer: Evil HERO Inferno Blades was destroyed.

Supreme King: Ugh!

Ciel sighed closing her eyes.

Ciel: (It worked... I can't believe it worked. Now all I have to do is wait for him to end his turn and it's over.)

Supreme King: I activate the effect of Evil HERO Phantom Lance!

Computer: Evil HERO Phantom Lance. Level 5. DARK Attribute, Fiend-Type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Ciel's eyes popped open.

Supreme King: When an Evil HERO Fusion Monster is destroyed by a card effect, I can call this card to the field from my Hand.

Ciel: But why? It has no ATK or DEF.

Supreme King: Take a closer look.

Ciel studied the monster closely and noticed a transparent Evil HERO Inferno Blades and Evil HERO Dark Gaia standing behind it.

Ciel: Why are those monsters on the field?! I thought they were in the Graveyard!?

Supreme King: Evil HERO Phantom Lance has access to the souls of fallen Evil HERO Fusion Monsters. In other words, under the right circumstances, he can use either the ATK and DEF stats or the Special Abilities of 1 monster per turn.

Ciel took a few steps back in shock.

Ciel: No...

Supreme King: Evil HERO Phantom Lance, take on the ATK and DEF of Evil HERO Inferno Blades.

Evil HERO Phantom Lance's weapon ignited in a fiery blaze.

Computer: Evil HERO Phantom Lance's ATK changes to 2400 and his DEF changes to 2300.

Supreme King: Follow up where Inferno Blades left off by attacking Pantheon Guardian with Inferno Lance!

Evil HERO Phantom Lance's black horse galloped underneath him as he stuck his lance forward. He vanished for a moment along with his horse. Reappearing directly in front of his target, he pierced the Pantheon Guardian with the tip of his weapon, setting it ablaze. The robot monster exploding a second later.

Ciel: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!

Computer: Ciel's Life Points fell to 0.

Ciel flew backwards close to edge of the platform landing on her back. The Duel Field cleared. Rising to her feet slowly, she looked down in disappointment.

Supreme King: Why is your head down?

Ciel: I lost... Even though I did everything I could, I still couldn't win.

Supreme King: So what. You accomplished your goal right?

Ciel picked her head up vision blurring.

Ciel: I... did?

He nodded.

Ciel: Thank you um... Supreme King right?

Supreme King: Hao.

Ciel: Thank you Ha...o......

Ciel's eyes closed and she fell backwards.

Supreme King: !

The Supreme King ran over as fast as he could but it was too late. Ciel vanished through the black clouds.

Chapter Text

Sometime later, walking down the hall approaching GG's room. The Supreme King noticed the door was open.

Supreme King: ?

Stepping into the room, he found the door on the floor. Not only that, someone he recognized was sitting in the chair on the side of the room.

Supreme King: Primo. I should have known it was you.

Primo focused on him.

Primo: Jaden.

Supreme King: That's not my name.

Primo: Last time I checked, you were born Jaden Yuki. Arrogant prick.

Supreme King: Last time I checked, you're just a mechanical puppet. Terminator reject.

Primo stood up and moved across the room to stand directly in the Supreme King's face. The two stared each other down with disdain filled expressions.

Primo: Come again?

Supreme King: If I must repeat myself, then there must be a flaw in your programming.

The bathroom door swung open in the next second followed by a cloud of steam. GG stood there even more shiny and bright than it usually was holding a loofa.

GG: Woweeeee! That felt so G-O-O-D-A!

GG turned it's head.

GG: Oh you're back. So how did it go?

Primo(muttering): Consider yourself lucky...

Primo walked away from him. The Supreme King's focus went to GG.

Supreme King: Fine until she fell into the Infernal Dimension.

GG: How did that happen?

Supreme King: She refused to play until drastic measures went into effect. Then she fell on accident after we were done.

GG: Oh.

GG flopped onto the bed.

GG: Thanks for playing with her Supreme King. You can take a break now if you want.

Supreme King: Hold on a second.

GG rolled around on the bed until it could see him.

GG: Yes?

Supreme King: You're not going to rescue her?

GG: As much as I would like to go rescue Model C, I'm not in the best shape right now. She will have to wait until I recover.

Supreme King: Exactly how long will that take?

GG shrugged.

GG: Could be a few days, could be a week, could be longer. This has never happened to me before so I can't say for sure.

GG pointed the loofa at him.

GG: But what I do know for sure is that the longer she stays there, the worse off she will be.

Primo: We get it already. It's hell down there.

GG pointed the loofa to Primo.

GG: You are not seeing the big picture. Beings known as Burntors roam down there.

Supreme King raised a brow.

Supreme King: Burntors?

GG pointed the loofa at him again.

GG: Real nasty beings who wield hellfire as a weapon. They torture souls without mercy or end. By the way... The word Burntor is mix between "burn" and "torture".

Supreme King: They shouldn't be a problem then. As you said, they torture souls. Not living people.

GG: That's because the living aren't in the Infernal Dimension to get tortured.

Primo: In other words she's screwed until you recover.

GG: Or until someone rescues her.

GG snapped it's fingers and a door appeared on the wall.

GG: Oops. I accidentally conjured up a door. I hope a brave king chooses not to go through it to save a certain damsel in distress.

The Supreme King's brow twitched at the phrase "damsel in distress".

Supreme King: ... I'll play along. If this king were to take on this task, how would he find her?

GG: Strawberries.

Supreme King: ...

Primo: What do you mean by strawberries?

GG: Your ears cannot tell what your nose knows.

GG snapped it's fingers and a box of strawberry scented soap appeared hovering in the Supreme King's face.

GG: You see, the damsel is known to use this particular brand of soap when she bathes.

The Supreme King took the soap before walking through the door GG "conjured up". GG hopped up standing on top of its bed now pointing the loofa at Primo.

GG: Primo the honourable. Go aid the king on this dangerous quest.

Primo: No.

GG: Why no good buddy?

Primo: Not my problem.

GG: Oh...

GG hopped off the bed landing in front of him. It poked Primo in the shoulder with the loofa.

Primo: What are you doing?

GG: Nothing.

GG poked him again.

Primo: Stop...

GG: Stop what?

GG poked him two more times.

Primo: Do it again and you're dead...

GG motioned the loofa to Primo slowly. As soon as it made contact, Primo gripped the hilt of his sword ready to cut GG, but GG snapped it's fingers. Tugging with all his might, Primo couldn't get the sword to come out.

Primo: Hrgh...!

GG poked him in the shoulder repeatedly.

GG: Something wrong buddy?

Primo: Damn you...

Primo aimed to punch GG but GG vanished in a rainbow spark and reappeared behind him.

GG: GG verse village secret loofa jutsu!

GG used the loofa to poke him in the lower spine area causing Primo to stumble forward a little.

Primo: Ugh!

GG: A sharp poke to the back.

Primo turned around annoyed.

Primo: Fine! I'll go...

Primo made his way to the door.

GG: Sir Primo the honourable has had a change of heart and decided to aid the king on his journey after all!

GG bowed extending its arm out.

GG: Fare the well my good sir.

Primo: Shut it...

Primo passed through the door.

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Coming out the door, Primo found himself standing on a beach.

Primo: (The Bermuda Triangle... I really don't like coming here.)

Primo saw the Supreme King making his way through the tall grass and decided to follow. He caught up with him a minute later as the Supreme King made it to a cavern.

Supreme King: There's no need for you to come.

Primo: I don't plan to.

With that last exchange of words, the Supreme King stepped into the cavern. After walking down the dark tunnel for a few minutes, he came upon a metal door. Placing his hand on the handle and gripping it tight, he slid it open. Then he stepped inside the Infernal Dimension before closing it shut.

Looking ahead at the many paths before him, the Supreme King drew a card from his Deck and placed it on a duel disk monster card zone.

Supreme King: Come forth Wroughtweiler.

The machine type canine appeared before the Supreme King. He held out the box of strawberry scented soap to the monster's nose. Wroughtweiler sniffed it a few times. Then it turned and sniffed into the air. Turning to the left, Wroughtweiler sniffed it's way down the path. The Supreme King followed.

In another part of the Infernal Dimension...

Ciel traversed forward looking down.

Ciel: What did I do to deserve this...

Burntor: Pick up the pace!

A being made of fire brandished his fire whip and used it to deal a blow to Ciel's back.

Ciel: AAH!!!

Ciel fell to the ground with a scorch mark on her back.

Burntor: Rise to your feet!

The fire creature tugged on the chain connected to her collar urging her to get up. Ciel did so slowly after pushing herself up. It was difficult with the shackles on her wrists but she managed panting while sweating uncontrollably.

Burntor: Get moving!

Ciel obeyed her captor.

[Flashback Start]

The Burntor trotted down the path looking from side to side.

Burntor: Who shall I torment today...

Then he heard yelling from above. He looked up and saw Ciel falling.

Burntor: Could it be...?

His eyes focused.

Burntor: A fresh human!

Excited, he aimed his hand. Then his arm extended rapidly until Ciel's neck was in his grasp. After that his arm retracted back until Ciel was face to face with him.

Ciel: Let... go...!

She struggled to get free or at least find more air.

Burntor: I don't think so. Your days of freedom are over.

Reaching to his side, the being grabbed hold of his collar and shackles before holding them up in front of her face.

Burntor: You're mine!

[Flashback End]

Ciel stepped on a rock and stumbled a little. The fire creature didn't like that and in response whipped her across the back again.

Ciel: AAH!!!

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Primo watched the birds flying overhead in the clear blue sky until he heard the sound of grass rustling. Hopping off the boulder next to the cavern entrance, his hand gripped the hilt of his sword.

Primo: Who's there?

Primo felt something nudge him in the hip which caused him to draw his sword and slice at the one responsible. GG snapped it's fingers and Primo froze short of cutting it.

Primo: You...

GG walked over to the boulder that Primo sat on no less than a minute ago.

Primo: Unfreeze me this instant!

GG sat down indian style on the boulder.

GG: I... Don't... Wanna.

Primo: Stop playing games and let me go!

GG: Nope.

Primo's gaze sharpened.

Primo: This is about the mission isn't it?

GG raised it's arm and brushed its pit with a loofa.

GG: Could be.

Primo: He said he didn't need my help.

GG held up a finger.

GG: Ah.

GG pointed the same finger at Primo.

GG: But what did "I" say?

Primo: ........... Help him.

GG: And what did you do?

Primo: ............ Nothing.

GG pointed the finger to itself.

GG: Sooooooo, since you did nothing for meeeeeeee...

GG pointed the finger at Primo.

GG: ... Why should I do something for youuuuuuuu?

Primo didn't respond.

GG: Do you not want to be in the tournament good buddy?

Primo didn't respond that time either.

GG vanished in a rainbow spark and appeared directly in front of him staring Primo in the eyes.

GG: You know Primo, sometimes in order to get what you want, you have to do what you don't want to do.

GG snapped it's fingers and Primo unfroze.

GG: Understand?

Primo growled under his breath walking away while sheathing his sword.

Primo(muttering): This better not be for nothing...

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Primo had just made it inside the Infernal Dimension, slamming the metal door shut behind him.

Primo: Scan.

His iris' changed from red to yellow picking up a set of footprints leading left. Then, he followed the trail walking casually.

The Supreme King ventured through the Infernal Dimension following behind his trusted Wroughtweiler. The Infernal Dimension no doubt an unforgiving place producing an insatiable heat that made his brows sweat but he continued forward without breaking step or slowing down.

Wroughtweiler stopped.

Supreme King: What is it?

Wroughtweiler sniffed something on the ground and picked the item up in its mouth. Supreme King held out his hand as the monster deposited a piece of cloth in it before sniffing around again.

Supreme King: (A piece of her dress.)

He noticed that the dress piece was singed around the edges. In the next moment, Wroughtweiler was struck by a fire sword and it exploded. The Supreme King stared ahead unfazed as the smoke cleared.

Burntor: Hruck. A fresh human ready for torturing.

Supreme King: Hmph.

The Burntor attacked swinging its fire sword at the Supreme King. In response, the Supreme King raised his duel disk blocking the attack.

Burntor: Hruck? You're no ordinary human ready for torture.

The Supreme King motioned to strike the Burntor in the face with his duel disk but it jumped back.

Burntor: The usual method will not work. Hruck. Must defeat this human through a duel first.

The Burntor's sword fused into its arm now shaping into a duel disk. The Supreme King activated his disk and the two drew 5 cards each.

Supreme King and Burntor: Duel!

Burntor: Hruck. My draw.

Burntor drew a card.

Burntor: I activate Dark Room of Nightmare.

Computer: Dark Room of Nightmare. Continuous Spell.

Burntor: Set one monster facedown and one card. End turn.

Supreme King: I draw!

The Supreme King drew a card.

Supreme King: I Summon Elemental HERO Stratos and activate his Special Ability to add a HERO from my Deck to my hand. I choose Elemental HERO Ice Edge. Now attack Elemental HERO Stratos!

Burntor: Hruck. Activate Continuous Trap Card Backfire.

Computer: Burntor's facedown UFO Turtle was destroyed. Level 4, FIRE Attribute, Machine-Type, 1400 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Burntor: Chain effects UFO Turtle and Backfire. UFO Turtle Special Summons a FIRE monster with 1500 or less ATK from my Deck. I Summon Solar Flare Dragon.

Computer: Solar Flare Dragon. Level 4, FIRE Attribute, Pyro-Type, 1500 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Burntor: Backfire resolves inflicting 500 damage because a FIRE monster was destroyed.

Some lava splashed around the Supreme King and he felt the heat burn his skin causing him to flinch.

Computer: Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 7500.

Supreme King: I can feel the fire through my armor...!

Burntor: Protective garments will not shield you from the burn of hellfire. Now taste the effect of Dark Room of Nightmare. Because effect damage was inflicted, you receive an additional 300 damage.

Computer: Supreme King's Life Points fell to 7200 after more lava burned him.

Supreme King: I place a card facedown and end my turn.

Burntor drew a card.

Burntor: I Summon another Solar Flare Dragon. Next, I banish a UFO Turtle from the Graveyard to Special Summon Spirit of Flames.

Computer: Spirit of Flames. Level 4, FIRE Attribute, Pyro-Type, 1700 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Burntor: Attack.

The Spirit of Flames went after the Supreme King's monster.

Supreme King: That monster is not strong enough to defeat Stratos.

Burntor: Spirit of Flames grows stronger by 300 when it enters my Battle Phase.

In a blaze of fury, the Spirit of Flames incinerated Elemental HERO Stratos.

Computer: Elemental HERO Stratos was destroyed and the Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 6900.

Burntor: Solar Flare Dragons. Attack the human.

Supreme King: Activate A HERO Emerges! When you attack, this trap forces you to select a card in my hand. And if it is a monster, I can Special Summon it. If it isn't, it goes to the Graveyard.

Burntor: I select the card 2nd from the left.

Supreme King: Unfortunately, you chose Elemental HERO Blazeman, which I'll call to the field in Defense Mode.

Computer: Elemental HERO Blazeman. Level 4, FIRE Attribute, Warrior-Type, 1200 ATK and 1800 DEF.

Supreme King: And since he was Special Summoned, I can add 1 Polymerization from my Deck to my hand.

Burntor: Ceasing the assault and entering End Phase. My Solar Flare Dragons' abilities activate. Each one shall inflict 500 points of effect damage.

The Solar Flare Dragons opened their mouths wide. Dragon #1 shot a fireball at the Supreme King.

Computer: Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 6400.

Burntor: Receive an additional 300 damage from Dark Room of Nightmare.

Computer: Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 6100.

Burntor: Hruck. Once more, take 500 plus an additional 300.

Computer: Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 5300.

Steam issued from the Supreme King's armor after taking effect damage consistently.

Burntor: End turn. Hruck.

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The Supreme King reached for his Deck to draw a card but the sting of the last burn he suffered took its toll.

Supreme King: Ugh.

Nevertheless he ignored the pain and proceeded.

Supreme King: Draw!

He drew a card and looked at it.

Supreme King: I activate the Spell Card Fusion Trade.

Computer: Fusion Trade. Normal Spell.

Supreme King: This card allows me to trade a Polymerization in my Hand for a Dark Fusion in my Deck.

Computer: Polymerization was placed on top of the Supreme King's Deck and Dark Fusion was added to his hand before the Deck was shuffled.

Supreme King: And now I activate Dark Fusion! With the powers of Darkness, I fuse Elemental HERO Blazeman on my field with Evil HERO Phantom Lance in my hand. Behold, Evil HERO Inferno Blades!

Computer: Evil HERO Inferno Blades. Level 7, FIRE Attribute, Fiend-Type, 2400 ATK and 2300 DEF.

Computer: Evil HERO Phantom Lance. Level 5. DARK Attribute, Fiend-Type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Supreme King: Go Evil HERO Inferno Blades! Attack Spirit of Flames!

Computer: Spirit of Flames was destroyed and Burntor's Life Points was reduced to 7300.

Burntor: Hruck. Suffer for your actions. Backfire punishes you for destroying a FIRE monster.

Supreme King: I don't think so. I activate the effect of Evil HERO Inferno Blades! Whenever I would take damage by a card effect, the damage can instead be redirected back to my opponent.

The Backfire Trap Card shot out a vortex of fire that Evil HERO Inferno Blades absorbed into one of his swords. Then the monster swung the sword releasing the same kind of vortex striking the Burntor.

Computer: Burntor's Life Points was reduced to 6800.

Supreme King: My turn is done.

The Burntor drew a card.

Burntor: Strategy is halted. Must defend now. Switching 2 Solar Flare Dragons to defensive stance. Set one card facedown. End turn.

Supreme King: Don't forget. Each one of your Dragons inflicts 500 damage to me during the End Phase.

Solar Flare Dragon 1&2 opened their mouths wide. #1 shot a fire ball at the Supreme King.

Supreme King: Now I use Evil HERO Inferno Blades' effect!

The monster the Supreme King mentioned jumped in the path of the fire ball before absorbing it into his blade. Then he slashed with it releasing the same kind of fire ball at the Burntor.

Computer: Burntor's Life Points was reduced to 6300.

Solar Flare Dragon #2 shot its fire ball.

Supreme King: You know what to do.

Just like last time, Evil HERO Inferno Blades absorbed the projectile only to send it back to the opponent.

Computer: Burntor's Life Points was reduced to 5800.

Supreme King: I draw.

He drew a card then eyed the field.

Supreme King: (I cannot battle those dragons due to their lock ability.) I place a card facedown. Your move.

Burntor drew a card.

Burntor: Hruck. I Summon Ultimate Baseball Kid.

Computer: Ultimate Baseball Kid. Level 3, FIRE Attribute, Warrior-Type, 500 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Burntor: Monster's ATK increases by 1000 per FIRE monster in play other than itself. In total there are 3, therefore strength is increased by 3000.

Supreme King: !

Computer: Ultimate Baseball Kid's ATK increases to 3500.

Burntor: Switching Solar Flare Dragons to Attacking Position. Commence attack Ultimate Baseball Kid.

Computer: Evil HERO Inferno Blades was destroyed and the Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 4100. Ultimate Baseball Kid's ATK decreased to 2500.

Burntor: Solar Flare Dragons. Attack the human.

The Supreme King raised his guard as the 2 dragons fired two waves of flames.

Computer: Supreme King's Life Points was reduced to 1100.

Burntor: Entering End Phase. Solar Flare Dragons' abilities will activate. Each inflicting 500 points of damage. Also, 300 in addition for each time. Torture shall commence upon human's defeat. Hruck.

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Solar Flare Dragon #1 opened its mouth wide and shot a fire ball at the Supreme King. Before it could touch him, a shield of fire blocked it.

Burntor: Hruck?

Supreme King: Destroying Evil HERO Inferno Blades guarantees me protection from any and all effect damage until the end of the turn.

Solar Flare Dragon #2 shot out the same kind of projectile only to be countered by Evil HERO Inferno Blades' shield of fire.

Burntor: End turn.

Supreme King: Draw!

He looked at the card he drew.

Supreme King: I activate Heroes Charity.

Computer: Heroes Charity. Normal Spell.

Supreme King: Because my field is empty while you control monsters, I can discard 2 Elemental HERO monsters from my hand to draw 2 cards. But if you have 3 or more monsters, I can draw one more.

Computer: Supreme King discards Elemental HERO Ice Edge and Elemental HERO Bladedge and draws 3 cards.

Seeing his new hand, the Supreme King moved to activate another Spell Card.

Supreme King: I activate Dark Calling. By sacrificing monsters from my Hand or Graveyard to the dark dimension, I can Fusion Summon a monster that can only be Summoned through Dark Fusion.

Evil HERO Malicious Edge and Evil HERO Inferno Blades appeared on the field.

Supreme King: With the powers of Darkness, I banish Evil HERO Malicious Edge from my hand and Evil HERO Inferno Blades from my Graveyard to call upon Evil HERO Malicious Fiend in Attack Mode.

Computer: Evil HERO Malicious Fiend. Level 8, FIRE Attribute, Fiend-Type, 3500 ATK and 2100 DEF.

Burntor: Hruck. A foolish Summon.

Computer: Ultimate Baseball Kid's ATK increases to 3500.

Supreme King: Your monster's Special Ability will be its downfall.

The Supreme King revealed the last card he drew because of Heroes Charity.

Supreme King: This duel will end with this. Skill Exchange.

Computer: Skill Exchange. Normal Spell.

Supreme King: This card allows me to swap the abilities of one monster on my field, with a monster on yours. I choose Evil HERO Malicious Fiend and your Ultimate Baseball Kid.

A ball of light escaped from the cores of the chosen monsters. Then they fused with the selected monster on the opposing field.

Supreme King: Now that your Ultimate Baseball Kid no longer has it's power boost, its ATK returns to normal. Also, Evil HERO Malicious Fiend's ATK increases thanks to its newfound powers.

Computer: Ultimate Baseball Kid's ATK decreases to 500. Evil HERO Malicious Fiend's ATK increases to 6500.

Burntor: Hruck?!

Supreme King: Go Evil HERO Malicious Fiend. Attack Ultimate Baseball Kid!

Evil HERO Malicious Fiend crossed its claws before unleashing a violent red cross wave that cut through the pint sized baseball kid.

Computer: Burntor's Life Points fell to 0.

Burntor: I am defeated. Must find others to torture instead. Hruck.

The Burntor's duel disk merged into its skin before the creature turned and walked away down a random path.

Primo: That must have been one of those things our captain mentioned.

The Supreme King turned around to see Primo approaching.

Supreme King: I told you your help is not required.

Primo: "It" insists I tag along.

The Supreme King turned around and drew a card before placing it on his duel disk.

Supreme King: Come forth Wroughtweiler.

The monster failed to manifest.

Supreme King: Huh?

Primo: What's wrong?

The Supreme King thought for a moment before remembering what happened prior to the duel he had just won.

Supreme King: My card has been sealed due to that creature.

Primo looked past him.

Primo: How sure are you that she came this way?

The Supreme King revealed the cloth he found.

Supreme King: I found this. It matches the pattern of her dress.

Primo's iris' changed from red to yellow. Then he looked around.

Primo: There are two sets of footprints breaking northeast. One of which likely belonging to a woman.

The two moved forward at Primo's direction.

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At Ciel's location...

Ciel's vision started to blur and her heartbeat was faster than normal.

Ciel: (I can't... keep... go.......)

She collapsed before her captor gasping for air.

Burntor: No breaks!

The cruel creature struck her across the back with its deadly fire whip.

Ciel: AAH!!!

Burntor: Rise to your feet!

Ciel lacked the strength and willpower to do anything. The Burntor raised its whip again and delivered another blow to her backside.

Ciel: AAH!!!

Burntor: I said RISE!

Without remorse, it began whipping her repeatedly over and over again. Ciel screamed loud with each strike until she no longer had the energy to cry out. Then, her vision blacked out after a while and she could no longer feel or register anything. But that didn't stop the Burntor's relentless assault.

Sometime later, Primo and the Supreme King had came upon the scene not too far away.

Primo: That thing bears a resemblance to the creature you dueled. It seems to be attacking someone.

When the two got a little closer, they saw the body more clearly. The Supreme King recognized the outfit straightaway.

Supreme King: It is her.

Primo was about to act until the Supreme King extended his arm in front of him.

Supreme King: I'll take care of it.

Primo didn't protest as the Supreme King moved closer to the creature drawing a card from his Deck and placing it on his Duel Disk Monster Card Zone.

Supreme King: I call upon Evil HERO Malicious Fiend.

The Burntor heard the Duel Monster being called into existence. Stopping its actions, the creature turned to be greeted by a tall monster with sharp claws.

Supreme King: Show no mercy.

Evil HERO Malicious Fiend slashed its claws through the Burntor at least a half a dozen times before ceasing. Falling into pieces, the Burntor that once tortured Ciel vanished in a puff of smoke.

Primo: (Why didn't he do that to the other one?)

Evil HERO Malicious Fiend disappeared and the Supreme King fell to one knee grimacing.

Primo: (Should have guessed a high cost in life force. Especially in here of all places.)

Primo walked over to Ciel and observed her back. The sight made his stomach turn.

Primo: (Its a good thing I don't eat.) She's still alive from what I can tell. Don't expect me to carry her. That's on you.

Supreme King stood up once again and went over. After scooping Ciel up into his arms, the two went back the way they came.

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The Supreme King and Primo were on their final approach to the exit.

Primo(muttering): Its about time.

Before they could get any closer, a large husky Burntor surfaced from out of the lava blocking the exit.

Burntor: Fresh humans!

The creature opened its hands and launched fireballs in their direction. The two jumped back as the fireballs scorched the ground in front of them.

Primo: Annoying bastard...

Primo drew his sword and it transformed into a duel disk that attached itself on his arm. Then, he drew a card and placed it in a Monster Card Zone.

Primo: Crush it Meklord Emperor Wisel!

The huge robot monster appeared and slashed the creature with its forearm blade. It had no chance and was defeated instantly. Primo's monster disappeared and he started feeling weak.

Primo: (Damn it...)

As soon as he finished his thought, another Burntor emerged from the lava and stood in front of the exit. It launched fireballs like the previous Burntor. They dodged the projectiles yet again.

Primo: What the hell is happening?! I thought I destroyed it for good!

Supreme King: Perhaps upon their destruction, they respawn where they originated from.

Primo: Ugh.. (That means I have to duel it so I can get out of this damned place.)

Primo signaled the creature by holding up the arm his duel disk was attached to. The creature seemed to understand for some reason and its arm sprouted a duel disk.

Burntor: Accepting challenge so I can torture humans.

The two drew 5 cards each.

Primo and Burntor: Duel!

Burntor: Drawing!

Burntor drew a card.

Burntor: Activating Dark Room of Nightmare!

Supreme King raised a brow.

Burntor: Setting 3 cards facedown. Ending turn.

Primo: (No monsters?) I draw!

Primo drew a card.

Primo: I summon WiseTech Carrier in Attack Mode.

Computer: WiseTech Carrier. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Primo: When WiseTech Carrier is Summoned, I can Special Summon another "WiseTech" monster from my hand. Go WiseTech Piercer.

Computer: WiseTech Piercer. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1700 DEF.

Primo: It's not over yet because I activate the Spell Card, Wise Jump.

Computer: Wise Jump. Normal Spell.

Primo: Since I control 2 or more "WiseTech" monsters, this card allows me to Special Summon 1 "WiseTech" monster from my Deck. Go WiseTech Power Core.

Computer: WiseTech Power Core. Level 1, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Primo: I activate the effect of WiseTech Power Core. With it, 2 more "WiseTech" monsters take to the field from my hand.

Primo placed 2 monsters from his hand in his last 2 empty Monster Card Zones.

Computer: WiseTech Helm. Level 2. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 500 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Shield. Level 5. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 2400 DEF.

Primo: Now converge my monsters and become one.

All of Primo's monsters were sent to the Graveyard and a giant robot monster surfaced from the same portal.

Primo: I Summon Meklord Emperor Wisel!

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Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel. Fusion, Level 1, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 2500 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Primo: I activate Boon of the Meklord Emperor.

Computer: Boon of the Meklord Emperor. Normal Spell.

Primo: Since a Meklord is on my field, I get to draw 2 cards.

Primo drew 2 cards before pointing to the Burntor.

Primo: Meklord Emperor Wisel, attack it directly!

The giant machine raised its forearm blade ready to slash its target.

Burntor: Responding with the Trap Card Zoma the Spirit! When this card is activated, it becomes a Monster Card on the field in Defense!

Computer: Zoma the Spirit. Continuous Trap. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Zombie-type, 1800 ATK and 500 DEF.

Primo: As if I care. Continue the attack!

Computer: Zoma the Spirit was destroyed and the Burntor's Life Points fell to 6000.

Supreme King: How did it inflict battle damage while the target was in Defense?

Primo: Meklord Emperor Wisel was Summoned using WiseTech Piercer. Therefore, WiseTech Piercer allows it to deal piercing damage to my opponent.

Burntor: Activating Zoma the Spirit's effect! When it is destroyed in battle, you take damage equal to the ATK of the monster that destroyed it!

The Supreme King moved out of the way quick before a giant wave of lava splashed around Primo.

Primo: Ugh!!!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 5500.

Burntor: Activating of Dark Room of Nightmare! When effect damage is inflicted, you take 300 additional damage!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 5200.

Primo: I set 2 cards facedown and end my turn.

Burntor: Activating 2 Trap Cards during the End Phase! Both Zoma the Spirit!

Primo glared at the Burntor as the trap monsters appeared.

Burntor: Drawing!

The Burntor drew a card.

Burntor: Activating Pot of Duality! Adding 1 of 3 cards from the top of my Deck to my hand!

Primo: I don't think so. I activate the effect of Meklord Emperor Wisel. Once per turn, it can negate the activation of a Spell Card and destroy it.

Meklord Emperor Wisel shot out a beam of red light from what appeared to be its eye, disintegrating Pot of Duality.

Burntor: Switching Zoma to Attack Position, entering Battle Phase, and attacking Meklord Emperor Wisel!

Zoma #1 attacked only to be cut in half by Primo's monster.

Computer: Zoma the Spirit was destroyed and Burntor's Life Points was reduced to 5300.

Burntor: Activating Zoma the Spirit's effect! Destroying it inflicts damage equal to the ATK of the monster responsible!

The Supreme King stayed clear as a giant wave of lava splashed around Primo.

Primo: Grr!!!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 2700.

Burntor: Activating Dark Room of Nightmare! Inflicting 300 effect damage!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 2400.

Burntor: Attacking with my last Zoma the Spirit!

Primo: I activate Destruct Potion!

Computer: Destruct Potion. Normal Trap.

Primo: This trap destroys my monster and I gain Life Points equal to its ATK!

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel was destroyed and Primo's Life Points increased to 4900.

Burntor: Redirecting Zoma the Spirit to attack directly!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 3100.

Burntor: Ending turn!

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Primo: During the End Phase, I activate Limit Reverse.

Computer: Limit Reverse. Continuous Trap.

Primo: With this, I can Special Summon a monster with 1000 or less ATK from my Graveyard. I pick WiseTech Power Core.

After it was Summoned, Primo drew a card for his turn. Glancing at it, he proceeded to activate the card.

Primo: I use Pot of Avarice. 5 monsters in the Graveyard return to my Deck so that I can draw 2 cards.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel, WiseTech Shield, WiseTech Helm, WiseTech Piercer, and WiseTech Carrier shuffles into Primo's Deck and he draws 2 cards.

Primo: Next, I switch WiseTech Power Core into Defense which will cause Limit Reverse to detonate along with it.

Computer: WiseTech Power Core and Limit Reverse was destroyed.

Primo: WiseTech Power Cores other effect activates. When it is destroyed by a card effect, I can call out 5 "WiseTech" monsters from my Deck with different levels.

Computer: WiseTech Carrier. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Shield. Level 5, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 2400 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Helm. Level 2, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 500 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Dual Blade. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Backup Core. Level 1, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Primo stretched out his hand.

Primo: Converge and become one again. I Summon Meklord Emperor Wisel.

After Primo's monsters left the field, the giant robot hit the field a second time this duel.

Primo: Attack!

Meklord Emperor Wisel raised its forearm blade.

Burntor: Attacking Zoma the Spirit will result in the human taking damage!

Primo: As I said before, I don't care!

The Burntor's trap monster was cut in half by the giant machine monster.

Computer: Zoma the Spirit was destroyed and Burntor's Life Points fell to 4600.

Burntor: Activating Zoma the Spirit!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 600.

A big wave of lava again splashed around its victim.

Primo: Grr...!

Burntor: Activating Dark Room of Nightmare! Inflicting 300 damage again!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 300.

Burntor: Torturing of human will come after my turn!

Primo: You won't get another turn. I activate Limiter Removal. This card doubles the ATK of all Machine-type monsters I have in play.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel's ATK increases to 5000.

Burntor: Activating Limiter Removal after battle has ceased is a foolish move!

Primo: Normally that would be true, but since Meklord Emperor Wisel was Summoned using WiseTech Dual Blade, it can attack 2 times each turn. Finish this duel.

Meklord Emperor Wisel struck home with its final attack.

Computer: Burntor's Life Points fell to 0.

Burntor: Torturing of human not possible. Locating another.

The creature moved out of the way of the exit and headed down a random path. The Supreme King walked up to the victor.

Supreme King: Centering your Deck around one monster is foolish.

Primo: Nobody asked for your opinion Jaden.

Supreme King: My name is not...

Ciel stirred in his arms before he could finish. He could see that her face was a deep shade of red and she looked like she was in pain.

Primo: Stay here if you want. I'm leaving before anymore more of things show up.

With that said, the two headed for the exit.

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Below are the effects of some cards from Primo's Deck...

WiseTech Power Core: You can Special Summon up to 2 "WiseTech" monsters from your hand. If this card is destroyed by a card effect, you can Special Summon up to 5 "WiseTech" monsters from your Deck with different levels except "WiseTech Power Core". You can only activate one effect of "WiseTech Power Core" per turn and only once.

WiseTech Backup Core: While this card is face-up, it is treated as "WiseTech Power Core".

Meklord Emperor Wisel: Fusion/Machine/Effect. Must first be Special Summoned from Extra Deck, by sending 5 "WiseTech" monsters from your side of the field to the Graveyard. One of those monsters must be "WiseTech Power Core". Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up Synchro Monster your opponent controls; equip that target to this card. This card gains ATK equal to those equipped monsters' combined ATK. Once per turn, during either players turn, you can negate the activation of a Spell Card and destroy it.

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Making their way back through the "GG" door, the Supreme King and Primo arrived inside of GG's room. The door disappeared after GG snapped its fingers.

GG: Welcome back guys.

The Supreme King walked over to the bed carefully placing Ciel on it. Then he turned and was about to head for the exit until...

GG: Hold up Supreme King.

Supreme King stopped.

Supreme King: What?

GG: It is a king's duty to look after the damsel he rescued.

Primo: That better not include me.

GG: It doesn't. But remember, you're free to do 'whatever' you want.

Primo became annoyed and muttered something while walking over to the red chair. The Supreme King stared at Ciel's wounds.

Supreme King: Will those marks on her back heal naturally?

GG: Nope.

GG snapped its fingers and a red bottle with an orange flame logo appeared hovering in front of the Supreme King.

Supreme King: What is this?

GG: You rub the lotion on her skin.

Turning away from the bottle fast, the Supreme King eyed GG serious.

GG: What's wrong?

Supreme King: Don't kid with me.

GG scratched the side of its head.

GG: I was kidding about it being lotion but you still have to rub the ointment on her skin. Well just the back area since that's the only spot where she was burned.

Supreme King folded his arms turning away.

Supreme King: You do it.

GG: I would but I promised Model C that I personally wouldn't do anything to her unless she gave me permission.

GG turned its attention to the other guy in the room.

GG: Primo?

Primo: On the condition I get to kill you first.

GG cleared its throat before looking at the Supreme King again.

GG: Looks like that responsibility is on you Supreme King. And don't worry, you will only have to do it once.

Supreme King: Tsk.

He snatched the bottle from the air.

GG: Other than that, just let her rest. Now if you will excuse me, I got things to do.

GG walked to the door.

Supreme King: What things?

GG: People, places, and last but not least... stuff.

With that said, GG left Primo and the Supreme King to their duties.

GG: Oh, I almost forgot.

GG peeped its head into the doorway.

GG: Two more things. One, fix the door by the time I get back Primo or no deal. Two, take a shower before you get all touchy with mah woman Supreme King.

GG left for real after that.

Primo: I really hate that thing...

Primo stood up from the chair moving to the fallen Evercrys door. Supreme King on the other hand made his way to the bathroom without a word.

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Inside the bathroom with the door closed, the Supreme King removed his armor starting with the head piece. After removing the rest of it, he placed it all neatly on the floor next to the wall, which was made of Evercrys. In fact, the whole room minus the floor, window, and mirror seemed to be made of the crystal. Then the Supreme King stripped off his dark garments that he generally wore under his protective armor. Tossing aside the clothing without care, he looked into the mirror over the sink. His reflection came as no surprise. The intimidating gold eyes and two toned hair he expected along with his naked body that was marked by at least a dozen burns.

Supreme King: (Perhaps I should smear on some of that substance.)

He reached for the ointment. But before he could grab it, Yubel appeared in the mirror standing behind him. His attention changed to the monster.

Yubel: Why?

The Supreme King ignored Yubel reaching for the ointment again. Yubel grabbed hold of his wrist.

Yubel: LOOK AT ME!!!

The Supreme King closed his eyes instead.

Supreme King: ...

Yubel: I thought you wanted to be one with me! Why did you abandon me!?

Yubel looked to the side; tears now falling down the monster's face.

Yubel: Why can't you look at me anymore Jaden? Why must you continue to treat me like the scum of the earth!?

Yubel covered its face in an attempt to dampen the oncoming shriek. The maneuver worked to say the least.

After a few seconds of Yubel crying, the Supreme King opened his eyes. When he did, they were brown instead of gold. He focused on Yubel again.

Supreme King: Yubel.

Yubel stopped crying to see what he wanted.

Supreme King: Jaden no longer commands this vessel.

His eyes changed to gold.

Supreme King: Thanks to you, he will never, as he referred to it, "Get his game on" ever again.

Crushed to the heart, Yubel shattered into pieces vanishing. Right after, the Supreme King walked over to the shower ignoring the ointment altogether. When the shower was turned onto a comfortable setting, he hopped in. While inside, two tears traced their way down his face as he clutched his heart. Not only that, he was hyperventilating as well.

Supreme King: (Curse it...!)

Memories flashed before the Supreme King's eyes of the last time Jaden was with his friends.

[Past Start]

Jaden's eyes were filled with horror, taking in the scene of his friends' bodies scattered across the ground.

Jaden: Yubel... What did you...

Yubel shook uncontrollably trying to make sense of what it had done.

Yubel: I-I didn't mean to...!

???: Ugh...

Alexis stirred on the ground not too far away.

Jaden: Alexis!

Jaden bolted to the blond. After falling to his knees, he lifted her upper torso up across his lap. That's when her eyes crept open.

Alexis: Ja... den...

Jaden: Save your strength. You're gonna be fine as soon as I get you to a hospital.

Alexis: No... its too late.

Jaden: Don't think like that! You have to hang on!

Alexis: Jaden please... listen to me for a sec...ond...

She coughed and a little blood came out of her mouth.

Jaden: Alexis...!

With a smile on her face, Alexis put a finger to her lips.

Alexis: Shh. Not another word... until I finish ok?

Jaden nodded.

Alexis: There's something I was always too afraid to say to you. I... care a lot about you.

Jaden waited a few seconds before replying.

Jaden: I care about you too. You're one of my closest friends.

Alexis shook her head.

Alexis: You don't understand. I mean... I care about you as more than a friend. I... love you.

Eyes twinkling, Jaden was astonished by her revelation.

Jaden: You... love me?

She smiled.

Alexis: Yes.

Jaden smiled back.

Jaden: And here I thought after all of these years that my feelings for you were one sided.

Now it was Alexis' turn to be astonished as Jaden planted a warm kiss on her lips. Closing her eyes, she embraced the kiss with the E-HERO duelist she loved so much. A minute later, her head fell to the side signaling the end of her life. Jaden cried out in agony. Perhaps the loudest he had ever wailed in his entire life.

When he calmed down a bit, Yubel came over to him.

Yubel: Jaden I'm sorry...

Jaden laid his dead friend on the ground gently before standing up to look at Yubel.

Jaden: You're sorry?

His eyes turned gold and they were filled with anger.

Jaden: No! I'm sorry I ever fused with you in the first place!

Jaden pulled out a card from his Deck.

Jaden: From now on, we will no longer be one in Spirit!

He revealed the Quickplay Spell De-Fusion.

Yubel: No Jaden please... AAAAAAAAHHH!!!

Jaden: AAAAAAAARGH!!!

Jaden and Yubel cried out in pain as the card forcefully separated them. When the ritual was done, Jaden held up Yubel's card and the monster was forced into it.

Yubel: JADEN!!!

[Past End]

Shaking his head, the Supreme King wiped his tears away.

Supreme King: Its best I finish bathing quickly. No need to dwell on lingering memories.

Chapter Text

Primo was busy screwing on the door with the tip of a screwdriver that extended out of the tip of his finger when the door to the bathroom swung open. A cloud of steam vacated the washroom and the Supreme King stepped out of it shaking his hair dry with a towel wrapped around his waist.

Primo: I see you're finally finished. By the way, what the hell was that shriek?

Supreme King: Nothing of importance.

Primo looked over his shoulder to meet the Supreme King's eyes with his own. After a few seconds, he turned his head to focus on the door again.

Primo: Why aren't you dressed?

Supreme King: I don't have any spare clothes on hand.

Primo: There aren't any lying around this place?

Supreme King: Our captain doesn't wear any so I assume not.

The room went silent for a few seconds with the Supreme King staring at the back of Primo's head.

Supreme King: Go fetch me some clothes.

Primo: Do I look like your servant?

Supreme King: Very well. While I go out to find some clothes for myself, you treat the woman on the bed like "it" asked me to.

Primo stopped working on the door and stood up.

Primo: You better not b!tch about what I bring back.

With that said, Primo walked out of the room. Then the Supreme King went into the bathroom and retrieved the ointment. Coming out again, he went over to the bed and stood beside Ciel, who currently was lying on her stomach. His right eye twitched at the discomfort of the deed he had to do.

Supreme King: Ugh...

He opened the bottle and squirted some of the substance into his palm. Then he reached out hand shaking.

Supreme King: (I've conquered dimensions without hesitation. This is nothing!)

With that motivating thought, his hand moved faster and landed on the intended area. Ciel flinched which caused the Supreme King to close his eyes, hoping that he didn't wake her unintentionally.

Supreme King: .........

Opening his eyes again, he saw that the Captain of the other team was still unconscious.

Supreme King: (Its best I be more careful from now on.)

The Supreme King began rubbing with one arm stretched out. Ciel's breathing started to seem less painfilled with each rub. Seeing this, the Supreme King decided that using two hands would speed things along much faster. So he rubbed her back with his other hand as well. His idea was dead on correct. Ciel's face loosened as the ointment plus the Supreme King's "gentle touch" did their job in relieving the pain that plagued her back.

???: GG-san. The others are asleep and I was wondering if... Oh?

Whis walked into the room to see the Supreme King with his hands covered in ointment placed on Ciel's exposed upper back region.

Whis: I did not mean to intrude on your little massage party. Excuse me.

Whis turned and left the room. Even though he was gone, the Supreme King stood there frozen in embarrassment staring at Ciel's back. His face was a bright shade of red.

Supreme King: ..........

Chapter Text

Meanwhile in the Zexal Era...

Rain was heavy over Heartland City with dark clouds filling the afternoon sky. Kite Tenjo wasn't bothered by this. In fact, he had grown accustomed to the heavy atmosphere the city held. What did annoy him however, was the murmurings of passerbyers.

Unknown1: Isn't that...?

Unknown2: Yep. The number hunter.

Unknown3: Shh! Or else he'll come after you too.

Kite continued to walk down the drenched street until he came to a flower shop. After entering inside, the shopkeeper greeted him.

Keeper: Welcome to...

She froze behind the counter taking in the sight of the young man.

Keeper: ?!!!

Kite walked up to the counter.

Kite: 2 dozen roses.

She didn't respond.

Kite: Is something wrong with you lady?

She unfroze.

Keeper: Oh um... 2 dozen roses right?

Kite nodded and the shopkeeper ran to prepare them for him. She was back in record time if anyone kept count.

Kite: How much?

Keeper: For you uh... it's on the house.

Kite: Don't be ridiculous. Just tell me how much?

She trembled at his sharp tone.

Keeper: Um... I-if you insist...

She rang up the total and he paid the amount she declared. Kite left after that. Sometime later, he arrived at the hospital. Kite didn't bother checking in at the receptionist's counter knowing full well that the person behind it would act the same as the shopkeeper from the flower shop. After taking the elevator up a floor or two, he walked out of it and down the hall. Coming upon a certain door, he stopped and breathed a deep sigh.

Kite: (Here goes nothing...)

Kite opened the door. Upon entering inside, he saw a girl with green hair sitting by the hospital bed on the right side of the room. She held the hand of the unconscious black and red haired young man lying on the bed. She looked up from him to Kite and she glared daggers at the number hunter.

???: What are you doing here? Taking his soul wasn't good enough for you so you had to see your handiwork after the fact?

Kite: No. I just wanted to...

???: To what!?

The girl stood up and marched across the room to get in his face.

???: Make me feel even worse? Don't bother Kite, because you're already doing a good job!

The girl started pounding his chest with both fists. Kite made no attempt to stop her as the tears leaked from her eye sockets.

???: You took my heart away! You took away the one I was Gagaga over! You took my Yuma from me!!!

Kite closed his eyes.

???: Nothing to say? I guess you wouldn't have anything to say now that you accomplished your stupid goal about destroying all the number cards! So how DOES it feel huh!? You got what YOU wanted! You avenged YOUR brother! As long as YOU'RE happy then nothing else matters right!? No one else matters right!? RIGHT!?

She pounded his chest one last time with both fists before falling forward and sobbing against it. Kite wrapped his arms around her. She tried to push him away but found that even though she beard resentment towards him, somehow... she felt comfort in his arms. So she stopped resisting and let him hold her.

Kite: I know its too late to say this but I'm sorry for what I did Tori. I won't ask for your forgiveness because I don't deserve it.

Tori sniffed and looked up at his face with glistening eyes.

Tori: I forgave you already Kite.

Kite's eyes widened before looking down into her own.

Tori: The moment I found out why you did what you did, I forgave you. Your brother died and that caused you a lot of pain. I can imagine that it felt like someone ripped your heart right out of your chest.

Kite: But you just lashed out at me.

Tori: You know nothing about girls... don't you?

Kite: ...

Tori: We do that when we're frustrated with someone. Even with the ones we love. It's called venting.

Kite: .......Sure.

Kite let go of her and held out a bouquet of a dozen roses he was carrying. Tori received them.

Tori: For Yuma?

Kite didn't respond.

Tori: Kite... say something. Please?

Kite looked over at the former Utopia user.

Kite: For... someone I hurt.

With that said, Kite turned and walked away out of the room. Tori wiped her eyes dry and looked down at the flowers.

Tori: (I hope you're doing better now Kite. Please stay safe out there. I don't know what I would do if I lost you too.)

Leaving the hospital minutes later, Kite made his way down the street with a dozen roses in hand. Silence and the rain were his only companions.

Kite: Just one last stop.

Kite walked and walked until he arrived at the destination he had in mind. The location that he avoided for a long time. Even longer than his trip to the hospital. Stopping at the gate entrance, the number hunter bit his lip. So hard in fact that he drew blood.

Kite: ...

Kite pushed it open with little effort and walked a great distance past many tombstones. He made a sharp turn and headed down one of the rows of many graves. His fist clenched tighter and tighter around the roses he held. And then he was there. The one place he couldn't will himself to in a long while. The one place where his heart was forever buried. His brother's final resting place. Hart's grave. Kite's legs somehow lost their strength and he found himself falling on all fours, staring at the ground. In that moment, Kite Tenjo, the intimidating number hunter, cried.

Kite: I'm so sorry Hart!!!

The rain picked up soaking Kite even more but he didn't care about it.

Kite: I failed you!!! I don't deserve to be your big brother!!! I never deserved that title!!! How can I!!!? I had only one job to do and that was to protect you!!! I couldn't even do that!!!

Kite's fingers dug into the dirt as he weeped.

Kite: You were innocent!!! My hands are the ones that's dirty!!! If anybody, it should be me in this grave instead of you!!!

Kite lifted his hands and pounded the ground in frustration and sadness.

Kite: IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME!!!

Kite cried bitterly for a long time. Even past the storm's end.

Chapter Text

Coming back from the cemetery covered in dirt and wet clothing, Kite made his way into his apartment. When he flipped the switch to cut the lights on, he was greeted by someone sitting on his couch.

GG: I see the curse has worn off.

Kite: What do you want?

GG lifted it's legs and put his feet on the arm of the couch.

GG: I came to get you.

Kite: Why? I already lost. There's nothing more I can do.

Kite walked past the couch to head into the back.

GG: The tournament isn't over yet. So... your presence is still needed. Also, because I said so.

Kite stopped and looked over his shoulder.

Kite: You're not going to accept no for an answer right?

GG crossed its legs and locked fingers behind its head.

GG: Pretty much Kite-o.

Kite looked forward again.

Kite: I'll go with you tomorrow.

Without waiting for GG to respond with an "ok" or "alright", Kite retired for the night.

The next day, early in the morning, Kite heard loud noises coming from the living room.

Kite: Ugh! What is that noise?

Hopping out of bed in his PJ's, the number hunter walked out of his room massaging his temples and found the source of the ruckus.

GG: Gotta go fast! Gotta go faster! Faster! Faster! FasterFasterFaster!

Kite covered his ears trying to dampen the sound of the loud T.V.

Kite: What are you doing!?

GG held up the joystick it was holding while continuing to play.

GG: Playing Sonic! Movin' at the speed of sound! Quickest hedgehog around!

Kite: Not that! Why is the T.V. so loud!?

GG: Because its more fun this way!

Kite walked over to the couch and picked up the remote before mashing the volume down button.

GG: Aw... why you gotta mess with mah fun?

Kite: Its either that or I pull the plug.

GG: Ok... I guess I'll play it like this...

GG let out a defeated sigh and kept playing the game. Kite turned and left the room to get some sleep.

A few minutes later, there was a knock on the apartment door. GG paused the game and went to it.

GG cleared its throat and did the unexpected. It changed its voice to sound like Kite.

GG: *Sounding like Kite* Who is it?

Tori: Its me. Tori.

GG: *Sounding like Kite* What is it Tori?

Tori: Can you open the the door and let me in?

GG: *Sounding like Kite* If I do, will you do me a favor first?

Tori: What favor?

GG: *Sounding like Kite* Wear a blindfold.

Tori: Why?

GG: *Sounding like Kite* I just need you to trust me on this.

Tori: Ok...

The door cracked open and the blindfold flew into the hall. Tori picked it up and put it on.

Tori: Its on Kite.

GG opened the door.

GG: *Sounding like Kite* Come in.

Tori reached out and GG took her hand before closing the door shut behind her. Then GG guided her away from it.

Tori: Where are you taking me?

GG: *Sounding like Kite* I'll tell you in a minute.

So GG led the green haired girl to the kitchen.

GG: *Sounding like Kite* Before I take off your blindfold, I need you to promise not to look back. Can you do that?

Tori nodded, signaling that she understood. GG removed the blindfold.

GG: *Sounding like Kite* After yesterday, I don't have the energy to cook me some food but I am hungry. Do you mind doing this for me?

Tori: Sure Kite. Whatever you need.

GG: *Sounding like Kite* Thanks Tori. I'll be in my room getting some sleep. Just wake me when you're done.

GG walked out of the kitchen quick. Tori tried to catch a glimpse of it but she was too late.

Tori: Well... I guess I should get started.

Chapter Text

Sometime later...

Tori: Kite. Kiiiiiite. Wake up sleepy head.

Kite's eyes crept open. Upon seeing Tori his eyes focused on her intently.

Kite: Tori? What are you doing here?

Tori: You don't remember? You asked me to come get you after I finished cooking. Now come on and eat.

Tori walked out of the room.

Kite: (I said that? I don't even remember letting her into the apartment.)

Tori: Kite! Don't let your food get cold!

Kite sat up and rubbed his eyes.

Kite: I'll be out in a second!

Tori: Ok!

Kite hopped out of bed and stretched before heading out of the room. Walking into the kitchen, he smelled the alluring aroma of sausages, eggs, pancakes and bacon. He also noticed Tori sitting in a chair at the table with a plate of food in front of her. Kite saw that there was a seat pulled out on the opposite end of the table from her. A plate full of food was there untouched.

Tori: Morning sleepy. I hope you're feeling well-rested.

Kite didn't know what to think of this situation. So he decided to play along and went over to sit across from her. The number hunter studied his food.

Kite: (It seems real...)

Tori: Is... something wrong?

Kite looked up at her.

Kite: No. Food looks great.

Tori smiled at the compliment.

Tori: Dig in.

He did as she requested by picking up a fork and stabbing a piece of sausage before taking a bite.

Kite: (Definitely not a dream. Its too good to be a figment of my imagination.)

The two silently ate their food until Tori decided to speak.

Tori: Are you feeling any better?

Kite: Yes. How about you?

Tori: The same.

It got quiet until Tori decided to speak again.

Tori: I haven't seen you around in a while. Where have you been?

Kite: ........... I needed time to myself, so I left the city.

Tori: Oh... did it help?

Kite: A little.

Silence surrounded the two once more. That is until Tori engaged Kite in conversation again.

Tori: If you want, I could.... keep you company for the day.

Kite looked up from his plate to her not knowing what to say.

Kite: Tori...

In the next second, there was a knock at the door. Kite motioned to get up but Tori stopped him.

Tori: You eat. I'll get the door ok?

Kite nodded and she left him. When Tori opened the door...

Tori: Um... who... or what are you exactly?

GG: You can call me glowing guy or GG. I'm a friend of Kite.

Tori: Kite is eating at the mo...

GG: Eating? Well why didn't you say so?

GG vanished in a rainbow spark and reappeared behind her.

GG: I'll just go say hi. If that's ok with you.

Tori turned around confused.

Tori: (How did he...?) Sure...

Tori came into the kitchen seconds later.

Kite: Who was at the door Tori?

Before Tori could answer him, GG did.

GG: How ya doin Kite-o?

Kite froze with a piece of bacon stuck in his mouth.

Tori: Kite-o? Is that a nickname?

Kite chewed the bacon not bothering to answer. GG walked past Kite and sniffed the air.

GG: What is that amazing smell? Is it bacon and sausage?

Tori: It is.

GG's mouth watered with drool and Tori noticed it.

Tori: Are you hungry? I can fix you a plate.

GG rubbed the back of its neck.

GG: I don't wanna intrude... Ok!

GG sat in the seat next to Kite fast. Tori smiled and walked over to the stove.

Kite: You.

GG turned its head.

Kite: You're responsible for this.

GG: For what?

Kite scowled at GG and replied low.

Kite: Tori.

GG: I don't know what you're talking about. I left before she started cooking.

Kite's brow rose.

Kite: How do you know she cooked?

GG started to sweat and looked away whistling. Tori came over when she was done and sat GG's plate out in front of him.

Tori: Here you go GG.

GG: Oh boy! Thank you miss Green!

GG dug into the food like an animal.

Tori: You're welcome... (GG sure can eat.)

After Tori sat down, she asked...

Tori: So how do you know each other?

Kite: GG is...

GG put an arm across Kite's shoulder with a sausage in hand.

GG: Allow me Kite-o.

Kite watched the sausage swing around in GG's grip.

GG: I came across Kite when he was in a "dark place". I dueled him. I kicked his butt. And since then, we've been good buddies! Right Kite-o?

Kite lifted GG's arm off of him before responding.

Kite: Something like that. Minus the good buddies part.

Tori: Wow... I didn't think anyone could beat Kite in a duel. You must be really good.

GG: I'm ok I guess. Though if you studied the game for as long as I have, you would be lucky to lose at all.

GG bit its sausage.

GG: How do you know Kite-o? You two boyfriend and girlfriend?

Tori: Nothing like that. We're just friends, that's all.

GG: You sure?

Tori: Yes.

GG: Do you live around here?

Tori: No...

GG: Did you cook this food?

Tori: I did...

GG: So you're just a friend who happens to not stay around here, yet you went through the trouble of visiting him early in the morning and on top of this, you made breakfast in Kite-o's kitchen? Why?

Tori's cheeks blushed red.

Tori: He um... asked me to cook... and I...

Kite interrupted.

Kite: Ignore it Tori. GG is being annoying like it usually is.

GG: No I'm not.

Kite did a shoeing motion with his hand.

Kite: Whatever. Just go play Sonic or something.

GG jumped out of its seat.

GG: Sonic! Can I turn the volume up loud!?

Kite: No.

GG: Aw... Well ok. I'll play Sonic anyway.

GG ran out of the kitchen.

Tori: Is everything hitched together in GG's brain? Its like that guy's mind is all over the place.

Kite: That's assuming it has a brain to begin with.

In the next moment, Kite and Tori heard the T.V. blasting Flying Battery Zone.

Kite: GG!!! Cut it down or I'll wrap that joystick cord tight around neck!!!

GG: Sorry!

The volume of the T.V went down fast.

Tori: About my question earlier... Do you want me to stay with you today?

Kite: I have to decline. That idiot in there just reminded me that we have to go somewhere.

Tori: What? Where?

Kite: GG needs my help with something unspecified. It didn't say anything more than that.

Tori: Oh... Well I guess if GG needs help then I understand.

Tori looked down.

Tori: Just make sure you're prepared.

Kite: I will.

Tori stood up and went over to her small purse that was on the kitchen counter. After picking it up, she walked over to the number hunter and placed a hand on his shoulder.

Tori: Bye Kite. Take good care of yourself.

Kite: You too.

With those last words exchanged, Tori left the kitchen. In the living room...

Tori: It was nice meeting you GG.

GG: Likewise. Watch out for the sand snake Sonic!!!

Tori opened the apartment door but before leaving she asked...

Tori: GG, can you do me a favor?

GG: Yep.

Tori: Make sure he doesn't fall off the deep end ok?

GG saluted her by removing a hand from the controller without looking from the T.V.

GG: Will do miss Green.

Then on the T.V., Sonic was hit by an enemy.

GG: MY RINGS!!!

Tori smiled and closed the door on her way out.

Chapter Text

An hour later, Kite had finished his morning routine of washing, brushing his teeth, and dressing to perfection(at least by his own standards).

Kite: I know its around here...

Kite walked into the living room and saw something that made him angry.

Kite: What are you doing in my jacket?

GG posed in the coat Kite normally wore on any given day.

GG: Seeing how this jacket feels. I have to say, I could get used to it.

Kite: Get used to it when you have your own. Hand it over.

GG did as demanded by the number hunter. Then Kite put on the coat and as soon as he did, its colors changed to a darker shade, except for the white areas which turned black instead.

GG: I wish all my clothes did that.

Kite: You don't wear clothes remember?

GG: I could if I wanted to. But they get dirty a lot faster than me so I don't bother.

Kite straightened his coat out.

Kite: I'm ready whenever you are.

GG snapped its fingers and a door appeared. Kite attempted to go through but GG stopped him by placing a hand on his shoulder.

Kite: What?

GG: You know... If you wanted to spend time with miss Green, I wouldn't mind letting you stay another day.

Kite: Why would I want to do that?

GG: Need I spell it out or are you just as oblivious as mister High Five The Sky?

Kite: Like Tori said to you earlier. There is nothing going on between us.

GG: I don't know... Not every girl is willing to cook breakfast for the guy who ruined their lives.

Kite: Says the thing who orchestrated the event in the first place.

GG: I might have played the part of puppeteer, but you and I both know miss Green cooked because she thought it was you who asked her.

Kite didn't respond.

GG: Are you sure you don't wanna spend the day with her? You might not get another chance ya know.

Kite brushed GG's hand away.

Kite: I already made it clear didn't I? My answer is no.

Kite went through the door and GG followed. On the other side, they were now in the space Ciel's team was originally in.

???: I was starting to doubt if anyone would show up.

GG and Kite turned and noticed the blond boy in the blue jacket leaning against a wall.

GG: Howdy Chris. How ya feeling?

Chris folded his arms.

Chris: Don't pretend to care about my well-being. We both know you wanted me gone from the get-go.

A question mark appeared over GG's head.

GG: What makes you think that?

Chris: Threatening to lock me in this room for 30 years ring a bell?

GG: Well you did question my pick for captain of your team.

Chris: Got that right. How would you like it if I put my girlfriend in charge of you? Would that be fair?

GG's jaw dropped.

GG: You have a girlfriend?!

Chris: I was making a point you idiot...

GG: I know. I was just kidding.

A vein bulged on the side of Chris' head.

GG: Well anyway, you wanna get out of here?

Chris: No thanks.

GG: Why not?

Chris: I already lost so there's no point in me going back.

GG: What about your team? Don't you wanna know how they're doing?

Chris: No.

GG: Are you sure I can't change your mind?

Chris: Yes.

GG: Not even if I told you Kite lost?

Chris pointed at the number hunter who was now facing in another direction.

Chris: He lost?

GG: Yep. Right after your duel with him.

Chris smirked.

Chris: Serves you right for calling us weak.

Kite: I wouldn't gloat if I were you. You're still trash compared to me.

Chris' smirk went away.

GG: Still feel like staying here?

Chris: You think that just because he lost that would change my mind? How petty do you think I am?

GG: Uh...

GG checked its wrist.

GG: Well what do you know. Its time for us to go.

Just as GG was about to snap its fingers, Chris' stomach growled.

Chris: ...

GG: Are you hungry?

Chris closed his eyes while remaining silent.

GG: Do you... want chicken?

Chris said nothing.

GG: How about... spaghetti?

Chris kept his mouth shut. GG got close to his face.

GG: Perhaps... pizza?

Chris finally broke his silence.

Chris: ALL RIGHT ALREADY!!!

GG jumped back shielding its face.

Chris: Bring me some food or something...

GG: Nope.

Chris sharpened his gaze at the figure.

Chris: Let me get this straight. First, you pester me about wanting food and then when I finally tell you to get me something, you say no? Did I miss something or are you just a giant douchebag.

GG: If you want food you gotta come with me.

Chris: So you're blackmailing me with food now...

GG: Yep.

Chris: ............. Fine. But it better not be ramen.

Chapter Text

At GG's home, the Supreme King was sitting in the red chair with his arms resting on the arms of the chair. His eyes were also closed. Prime came into the room with a brown bag in hand. The Supreme King opened his eyes and stared at the Meklord Duelist.

Primo: Before you start b!tching, every damn store was closed, and I didn't have the power to get back here until I was done recharging.

Primo tossed the bag at him as he rose from the seat. Without taking his eyes from Primo, the Supreme King caught it.

Primo: Shoes are in there too.

Supreme King walked to the bathroom and shut the door behind him. A minute later, the bathroom door opened and out stepped the Supreme King in the clothes Primo brought for him. The clothes consisted of a black leather jacket that had a short collar that extended a few inches from the neck, a white undershirt, black jeans with brown stitching, and last but not least brown boots.

Primo: Well?

Supreme King: Not my usual attire but acceptable.

Outside the residence, a door appeared in the field of flowers. GG, Kite, and Chris stepped out of it.

Chris: What is this place?

GG: We're in my yard. And over there is my house. Which is where we're going.

Chris looked in the direction GG pointed to.

Chris: (It looks like something out of a Disney movie!) You're kidding...!

GG: Nope.

???: Greetings over there.

The trio saw Whis approaching from the left.

GG: Hey Whis.

Whis: So I take it these two were the reason for your absence?

GG: Yep. Kids can be a real handful.

Whis chuckled at the comment even though Kite and Chris didn't find it funny at all.

Whis: I see. Well now that you're back, I was wondering if you'd be open to the idea of acquiring some food.

GG: As a matter of fact, I am. I just need to get the others first.

Whis: Splendid. I'll wait right here until then.

GG nodded.

GG: Chris. Stay here with Whis.

Chris: You're not the boss of me.

GG turned to face Chris and dropped down on all fours. Then GG kissed his foot repeatedly.

GG: Please Chris? Can you stay out here with Whis? Canyoucanyoucanyou?

Chris punched GG on top of its head.

GG: Ow!

Chris: STOP KIDDING AROUND!!!

GG sat up and did a sad puppydog face.

Chris: ...What are you doing now?

GG whimpered like a sad dog.

Whis: I believe GG is attempting to persuade you to stay out here without seeming like its trying to boss you around. Either that or its posing as a sad canine.

Chris: Seriously?

GG: Woof!

Chris pinched the bridge of his nose and pointed towards GG's home.

Chris: Just go... before I hit you again.

GG rose to its feet.

GG: Thanks.

GG and Kite left the other two.

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Minutes later, GG and Kite made it to the second floor via the elevator.

GG: You go tell the guys on this floor to go wait with Whis outside until I get there.

Kite walked down the wide hall without protesting its order.

GG: Going up.

A beacon of rainbow lights descended and surrounded GG before it found itself on the third floor. Moments later, GG walked into its room and waved at its occupants.

GG: What's up guys?

The Supreme King said nothing sitting on the edge of the bed with his arms folded. Primo muttered from the red chair...

Primo: Took you long enough.

GG ignored the comment and walked over to the bed to view Ciel.

GG: I see Model C is doing better. No doubt thanks to your capable hands Supreme King.

Supreme King: Hmph.

Primo: What about our deal?

GG: Don't you worry. I will do something about that as soon as we return to the tournament today.

The Supreme King raised a brow.

Supreme King: Today?

GG: Yep.

Supreme King: Is she going to be ready by the time it resumes?

GG: Let me worry about that. In the meantime, you guys follow me outside.

Primo and the Supreme King stood up before following GG out the room.

Minutes later, outside in the meadow.

GG: Now that everyone is together I can now do this!

GG snapped its fingers and several food trucks accompanied by wooden park benches appeared close by.

GG: Your choices are Chinese, Italian, and Barbeque. Take your pick and enjoy.

Whis bowed slightly.

Whis: Thank you GG-san.

Whis, Kisuke, The Supreme King, Chris, and Raiden went over to the food trucks. Primo, Kite, and Tobi remained by GG.

Tobi: You.

GG: Yes?

Tobi: Where is our captain?

GG: Model C is sleeping in for the day. She stayed up pretty late last night. If you know what I mean.

Tobi: You're obviously hiding something.

GG: Of course I am. Its called boyfriend/girlfriend stuff.

Tobi walked away to the food trucks without another word.

Kite: He has a point. Even an idiot can tell you're hiding something from him.

GG: Says the guy who can't admit there's chemistry between him and miss Green.

Kite: Get it through your head. There is nothing going on between us. Not chemistry. Not algebra. Nothing. Plain and simple.

GG coughed "She cooked you breakfast" really fast.

Kite: Whatever. I'm done talking about this.

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Half an hour later.

GG: Everybody done?

The group nodded.

GG: Great. Let's get back to the tournament. Yahoo!

GG snapped its fingers and all the food trucks disappeared along with the trash everyone left behind. Then a door appeared.

GG: Let's go.

GG went through the door first followed by its team, and finally Ciel's group. They were now in the ring of the tournament.

GG: Listen up everybody. I have some announcements I would like to share.

Everyone's attention changed to GG.

GG: The first order of business is that I will be removing myself as a participant in the tournament.

A look of surprise crossed the group's faces.

GG: I thought it over for a while and it seemed pretty unfair for me to compete considering I know all of your cards and stuff. Even if I were to show you all my deck, I doubt the playing field would tip from my team's favor.

GG walked over to Primo and pointed to him.

GG: So instead of me, this guy right here will duel in my place from now on.

GG lowered its finger.

GG: Moving on to the next bit of news. Since Ciel isn't here right now, Chris will be subbing in as Captain.

Chris: Hold the phone. I never agreed to that.

GG: Oh... so you don't want the job?

Chris: Its not that...

GG: Then what is it?

Chris: Ugh... nevermind.

GG: If you have nothing else to say then we'll start the tournament. Since Raiden won the last duel, his next opponent will be... Primo!

The whole group except for Primo and Raiden exited the ring. GG cleared its throat before speaking.

GG: This duel has been scheduled for one fall! Introducing first... from Earthrealm, give it up for Raiden!!!

A loud applause could be heard from all around but there wasn't anyone there. Raiden removed his hat while this went on.

GG: Introducing second... from the future of the 5ds era, say hello to Primo!!!

More applause could be heard from all around.

Primo: (This shouldn't take long. Though I won't underestimate him. After all, he beat the number hunter.)

GG: This will be a duel with both players starting with 8000 Life Points and 5 cards each. With that out of the way... GG says go!

GG snapped its fingers and a chair scooped it up into the air. Raiden raised his hand into the air. A bolt of lightning struck down from above connecting with his arm. A white and blue duel disk featuring the Mortal Kombat dragon logo appeared after the flash dissipated. Primo drew his sword and it transformed into a duel disk that attached itself onto his arm. Then the two drew 5 cards each.

Raiden: I shall start.

Raiden drew a card from the top of his deck.

Raiden: First, I call forth Kano to the field.

Computer: Kano. Level 3, FIRE Attribute, Warrior-type, 1300 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Raiden: Then I set one card facedown. Your move.

Primo: I draw.

Primo drew a card without taking his eyes off of Raiden.

Primo: I Summon Mystic Tomato.

Computer: Mystic Tomato. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Plant-type, 1400 ATK and 1100 DEF.

Raiden stretched his hand out.

Raiden: I activate the effect of Kano. When you Summon a monster, I can discard a "Mortal Kombat" monster from my hand to cut the Summoned monster's ATK by the ATK strength of the monster discarded.

Computer: Raiden discards Kitana. Level 2 WIND Attribute, Warrior-type, 1000 ATK and 1100 DEF.

Raiden: Your vegetable loses 1000 ATK.

A red beam shot from one of Kano's eyes piercing Mystic Tomato.

Computer: Mystic Tomato's ATK falls to 400.

Primo: A move like that won't slow me down. I activate Creature Swap. This Spell Card shifts control of a monster on my field with a monster on yours.

Raiden: In that case, I activate the Continuous Trap, Call of the Haunted. This will resurrect Kitana. You can have her instead of Kano.

Computer: Kitana shifts to Primo and Mystic Tomato shifts to Raiden.

Primo: Attack Mystic Tomato.

Kitana opened up her steel fans and sliced the tomato monster with their razor sharp edges.

Computer: Raiden's Life Points fell to 7400.

Primo: Since Mystic Tomato was destroyed in battle, its Special Ability can activate. And I use it to Special Summon WiseTech Power Core.

Computer: WiseTech Power Core. Level 1. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Raiden raised a questioning brow at the monster.

Raiden: (0 ATK strength?)

Primo: I set 2 cards facedown and end my turn.

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Chris, Whis, Kisuke, and Tobi watched the duel progress from their area.

Kisuke: Those two are neck and neck.

Chris: Yeah. I can't tell who has the upper hand.

Whis: I concur. Although the metal monster that appeared could spell trouble for Thunder God Raiden if he's not careful.

Chris looked at Whis.

Chris: You know something about that card?

Whis: No, but I'm certain that fellow Summoned it for some reason or another.

Chris turned his attention back to the Duel.

Raiden: It is my turn. I draw.

Raiden drew a card and eyed the field.

Raiden: (Those facedown cards might be protection to shield his monster from attacks. Regardless, I cannot afford to do nothing.) I sacrifice Kano to Tribute Summon Quan Chi onto the field.

Computer: Quan Chi. Level 5. DARK Attribute, Spellcaster-type, 2200 ATK and 1900 DEF.

Raiden: I activate his Special Ability. Once a turn, he can destroy one face-up monster on the field with less ATK points than his own. Take out Kitana with your flying skull!

Everyone watched as Quan Chi used his power to launch a large green skeleton head at Kitana. It chewed through the female warrior destroying her altogether.

Raiden: Now Quan Chi. Attack WiseTech Power Core.

Primo: I activate Wise Ploy.

Computer: Wise Ploy. Normal Trap.

Primo: This card not only negates your attack, but it also destroys a monster on my field at it's resolution.

Computer: Quan Chi's attack was negated and then WiseTech Power Core was destroyed.

Primo: And now I activate the effect of my WiseTech Power Core. When it is destroyed by a card effect, I can call out up to 5 "WiseTech" monsters from my Deck with different levels.

5 dark blue beams of light rose high into the air from Primo's Deck and reversed course landing on the field simultaneously in the forms of 5 different monsters.

Computer: WiseTech Backup Core. Level 1. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Helm. Level 2. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 500 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Carrier. Level 3. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Dual Blade. Level 4. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Shield. Level 5. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 2400 DEF.

From team GG's area...

Kite: This should be good.

The Supreme King nodded.

From team Ciel's area...

Chris: That's crazy. How can he Summon 5 monsters using the effect of one card? That has to be against the rules or something.

Whis: To be fair, they all have 0 ATK points.

Kisuke scratched the side of his head.

Kisuke: What I want to know is what does he plan on doing with them? It's not like he can use them for an Xyz Summon like that other guy did. None of their levels match.

Raiden: I set a card and end my turn for now.

Primo drew a card.

Primo: It's time for the curtain to come to a close. Converge my monsters and become one.

Raiden: ?

All of Primo's monsters descended into a graveyard portal and a giant robot monster appeared from it soon after.

Primo: I Summon Meklord Emperor Wisel!

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel. Fusion, Level 1, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 2500 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Ciel's team looked up in awe at the tall robot monster.

Chris: What the heck is that thing?

Whis: I believe that monster is the combination of the 5 that were previously on the field.

Primo: Attack his monster.

Meklord Emperor Wisel towered over the small Quan Chi as it raised it's forearm blade.

Raiden: At this time, I activate the Trap Card Shinnok's Amulet!

Computer: Shinnok's Amulet. Normal Trap.

Raiden: Not only does this card negate your monster's attack, but it also increases my monster's ATK by the ATK of your attacking monster.

Primo: That won't work because I activate Zero Escape.

Computer: Zero Escape. Counter Trap.

Primo: If a Spell, Trap, or Monster's effect is activated when our monsters do battle, by discarding a monster with 0 ATK points, that effect is shutdown and the card in question is destroyed.

Computer: Primo discarded a monster and Shinnok's Amulet was negated and destroyed.

Meklord Emperor Wisel continued and sliced through Quan Chi dividing him in two.

Computer: Raiden's Life Points fell to 7100.

Raiden: Erg!

Raiden felt the impact of the attack.

Primo: Go Meklord Emperor Wisel. Attack him directly.

Raiden: !

Primo's monster connected with a powerful slash to Raiden after he put up his guard.

Computer: Raiden's Life Points fell to 4600.

Raiden slid backwards across the ring.

Kisuke, Whis, Tobi, and Chris stared in astonishment.

Raiden: How was it possible for your monster to attack a second time?

Primo: WiseTech Dual Blade enables my monster to attack twice each Battle Phase. This is due to it being used for the Summoning of Meklord Emperor Wisel.

Primo set a card.

Primo: I end my turn.

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Raiden drew a card as he returned to his previous dueling spot.

Raiden: I activate Smashing Ground. With it, I can destroy your monster.

Primo: That's what you think. I use the effect of Meklord Emperor Wisel. Once a turn, it can negate the activation of a Spell Card and destroy it.

The giant robot monster fired a deadly red beam from what appeared to be it's eye disintegrating Raiden's Spell Card.

Kisuke: Wow! That Primo guy is countering him at every corner.

Whis: Yes. Thunder God Raiden is having a bit of trouble against him.

Raiden: (I have no choice but to go on the defensive for now. But first...) I banish a WIND "Mortal Kombat" monster from my Graveyard to Special Summon Smoke to the field in Defense Mode.

Computer: Kitana was banished from the Graveyard and Smoke was Special Summoned. Smoke. Level 4, WIND Attribute, Machine-type, 1400 ATK and 1400 DEF.

Raiden: And now use your effect Smoke to change his monster's position.

Smoke's chest opened up and outstretched a razor sharp claw that was attached to a long metal cord. Then, Smoke's claw pierced through Meklord Emperor Wisel.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel switched to Defense Position.

Raiden: With that my turn ends.

Primo: Pointless.

Primo drew a card.

Primo: I change Meklord Emperor Wisel to Attack Mode.

Primo's monster remained in the same battle position.

Primo: What the hell? Why didn't it change?

Raiden: You have Smoke to thank for that. If he changes a monster's battle position due to his effect, it remains like that until the End Phase of my next turn.

Primo: Consider yourself lucky. I end my turn.

Raiden drew a card and stared at it for a second.

Raiden: First, I activate Smoke's Special Ability.

After Smoke opened it's chest, the claw from before pierced through Primo's monster.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel switched to Attack Position.

Raiden: Next, I banish a FIRE "Mortal Kombat" monster from my Graveyard to Special Summon Sektor in Attack Mode.

Computer: Kano was banished from the Graveyard and Sektor was Special Summoned. Sektor. Level 4, FIRE Attribute, Machine-type, 1400 ATK and 1400 DEF.

Raiden: Then I use Sektor's Effect to target your monster. For every "Mortal Kombat" monster that is banished, your monster loses 700 ATK.

Sektor's chest opened up and two missiles shot out aiming for Primo's monster. An explosion ensued after contact was made. When the smoke cleared, Meklord Emperor Wisel had huge chunks missing from it's body. Primo showed little to no concern.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel's ATK fell to 1100.

Raiden: And finally I sacrifice Smoke and Sektor in order to Tribute Summon Goro to the Field.

Computer: Goro. Level 8, FIRE Attribute, Dragon-type, 2800 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Primo seemed unfazed by Raiden's Shokan monster.

Raiden: I will now enter my Battle Phase and attack your Meklord Emperor Wisel.

Primo didn't bother bracing himself for the oncoming attack that his monster was about to take. Goro fired a projectile from his mouth which exploded upon contact with Primo's monster and covering the giant robot monster in a cloud of smoke.

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 4600.

Primo grimaced with wide eyes after feeling the hit.

Primo: Ugh...!

GG: That... hurt.

Raiden: If you are curious as to why your Life Points fell so drastically, I shall clear it up for you. Whenever my monster Goro inflicts Battle Damage to my opponent in a battle involving a monster on your side of the field, the damage is doubled.

Primo felt a little ticked that his opponent nearly brought his Life Points down by almost half. When the smoke cleared from the attack, Raiden noticed that Meklord Emperor Wisel was still standing.

Raiden: How can this be?

Primo: As if you could defeat my monster so easily. Since Meklord Emperor Wisel was Summoned using WiseTech Shield, I can banish it to prevent my monster from being destroyed in battle this turn.

Primo drew a card not bothering to wait for Raiden to say he was done with his turn.

Primo: First, I activate Wise Resurgence.

Computer: Wise Resurgence. Normal Spell.

Primo: By returning Meklord Emperor Wisel to the Extra Deck, I can Special Summon up to 5 "WiseTech" monsters from the Graveyard with different levels.

Computer: WiseTech Power Core. Level 1. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Helm. Level 2. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 500 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Carrier. Level 3. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Dual Blade. Level 4. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Primo: Second, I Summon WiseTech Piercer from my hand.

Computer: WiseTech Piercer. Level 4. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1700 DEF.

Chris: (I don't like where this is going.)

Primo: Converge and become one again. I Summon Meklord Emperor Wisel.

Primo's boss monster returned to the field in it's former glory.

Primo: I play the Trap Aftershock.

Computer: Aftershock. Normal Trap.

Primo: Because I Summoned a monster from the Extra Deck, this card switches the Battle Position of all monsters on your field.

Computer: Goro changes to Defense Position.

Primo: Attack.

Primo's monster went for the attack raising it's forearm blade high.

Raiden: Your attack will not succeed. My Goro's DEF is the same as your monster's ATK points.

Primo: Think again. My Trap Card Aftershock has another effect. Whenever a monster affected by Aftershock is attacked by a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, it loses half of it's ATK and DEF.

Computer: Goro's ATK fell to 1400 and it's DEF fell to 1250.

Meklord Emperor Wisel slashed through Goro with precision cutting the Shokan in half down the middle.

Computer: Raiden's Life Points fell to 3350.

Raiden stumbled a bit from the attack.

Raiden: How? My monster was in Defense Position.

Primo: Remember WiseTech Piercer? Thanks to it being used for Wisel's Summoning, my monster can inflict Battle Damage regardless of Battle Positions.

Raiden recalled the monster in question. Primo pointed to Raiden.

Primo: But I wouldn't worry about that right now. What you should be focused on is Meklord Emperor Wisel. Don't forget that thanks to WiseTech Dual Blade, it can attack two times.

Raiden raised his guard as Primo's monster slashed at him making a direct attack.

Raiden: Ergh!

Computer: Raiden's Life Points fell to 850.

Whis: Oh dear...

Kisuke: That had to hurt...

Primo: My turn is done. Make your last move so I can wrap this up.

Kite: (This is his last chance. He has no other cards in his hand or on the field.)

Raiden reached for his Deck resting two fingers on top of it breathing heavily. The Thunder God slid the top card out of his Deck and looked at it. Then, he stood up straight and pressed a fist against an open palm. Following that, he proceeded to bow.

Raiden: I admit defeat. Victory belongs to you.

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During Raiden's bow, the monsters on the field faded away along with Raiden's duel disk. Primo ignored him and looked over to the remaining members of team Ciel.

Primo: Which one of you is my next opponent?

GG: Uh... you don't wanna take a 5 minute break?

Primo: I'll take a break after I finish off the rest of them.

GG: O....k....

Primo focused on Chris specifically.

Primo: Make your choice.

Chris turned to his teammates.

Chris: Anybody volunteering?

The three responded at the same time.

Whis: I don't mind.

Kisuke: I'm game.

Tobi: I will.

Chris: ...

Primo growled under his breath.

Whis: We could settle this by playing rock, paper, scissors again. Is that ok with you Captain Chris?

Chris: (Captain Chris?) Sure...

Whis, Kisuke, and Tobi readied themselves for the game.

Whis: On three. Alright?

The others nodded.

Whis: 1...2...3... and shoot.

On the first try Tobi had paper, Whis had rock, and Kisuke had paper.

Whis: It appears I won't get my chance this time around.

Tobi and Kisuke faced each other ready for the next round.

Whis: 1...2...3... and shoot.

Tobi had paper and Kisuke had paper.

Whis: A tie. And again. 1...2...3... and shoot.

Tobi had rock and Kisuke had paper. Tobi stared at Kisuke's hand confused.

Tobi: (He chose the same thing 3 times...)

Whis: Good luck out there Kisuke.

Kisuke saluted the group before hopping high and landing across from his soon to be opponent.

Kisuke: You seem like a tough cookie. In any case, let's have a good duel. K?

Primo looked overhead to his Captain.

Primo: Hurry up and make the introductions.

GG: Sure. *Clears throat*. Introducing 1st from the future of the 5ds era... the winner of the last duel... Primo!!!

Applause could be heard like usual.

GG: Introducing 2nd from the Soul Society... a man with many skills... so many in fact that I can't even remember them all to save my life, but there sure are a lot of them. Yes sir, give it up for the man with the plan... Kisuke Urahara!!!

More applause than before could be heard with a random "You da man" comment thrown in there.

Kisuke: Sure know how to make a guy feel welcome.

GG: Like before, this duel will be scheduled for one fall. Both will start with 8000 Life Points and 5 cards each. And without further delay... Let's get this duel underway!

Kisuke extended his arm out to the side and his duel disk appeared. It was a diamond patterned green and white duel disk. The two of them proceeded to draw 5 cards from there and after, the Duel had begun.

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Primo: I went second last time so I'll go first.

Primo drew a card.

Primo: I Summon WiseTech Carrier in Attack Mode.

Computer: WiseTech Carrier. Level 3. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Primo: When WiseTech Carrier is Summoned, I can Special Summon a "WiseTech" monster from my hand. Go WiseTech Shield.

Computer: WiseTech Shield. Level 5. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 2400 DEF.

Primo: Next I'll play Wise Jump. Since I control 2 or more "WiseTech" monsters, this Spell Card allows me to Special Summon a "WiseTech" monster from my Deck. I Summon WiseTech Power Core!

Computer: WiseTech Power Core. Level 1. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 0 DEF.

Primo: Then I'll use WiseTech Power Core's effect! With it, I can Special Summon 2 "WiseTech" monsters from my hand! I Special Summon WiseTech Helm and WiseTech Piercer!

Computer: WiseTech Helm. Level 2. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 500 DEF.

Computer: WiseTech Piercer. Level 4. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 0 ATK and 1700 DEF.

Kisuke: You're gonna call out your boss card next correct?

Primo ignored his opponent and continued his turn.

Primo: Converge and become one.

All of Primo's monsters descended into a graveyard portal and his ace card surfaced out of it right after.

Primo: I Summon Meklord Emperor Wisel.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel. Fusion, Level 1, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 2500 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Kisuke looked up at the towering machine-type monster while having a hand placed on top of the bucket shaped hat he was wearing.

Kisuke: I knew that thing was big but seeing it up close like this is a story in itself.

Primo: I place one card facedown and end my turn.

Kisuke: Here goes nothing. Draw.

Kisuke drew a card with a smile on his face.

Kisuke: I set a monster and two non-Monster cards. I end my turn.

Primo drew a card.

Primo: Meklord Emperor Wisel, attack his monster.

The robot monster readied it's signature forearm blade and motioned to attack Kisuke's set monster. Just as it neared it's target, Primo extended his hand out to his set card.

Primo: At this time, I play Final Attack Orders.

Computer: Final Attack Orders. Continuous Trap.

Kisuke: What does that do?

Primo: This card forces all face-up monsters to Attack Mode.

Kisuke: But my monster is facedown.

Primo: When our monsters battle, your card will reveal itself faceup and in that moment, my trap's effect will change it's position.

Kisuke: No kidding?

Primo didn't answer as his Meklord Emperor continued it's attack and then Kisuke's facedown monster revealed itself and changed to Attack Mode.

Computer: Marechiyo Omaedo. Level 4, WIND Attribute, Warrior-type, 1700 ATK and 800 DEF.

Computer: Kisuke's Life Points fell to 7200.

Kisuke smiled.

Kisuke: I might not have expected to take damage but I did plan on you taking out my monster. I use the effect of Marechiyo Omaedo. If he's destroyed in battle, I can Special Summon his captain from my hand if I have her. Which I do.

Computer: Soi Fon. Level 5, WIND Attribute, Warrior-type, 2100 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Primo: My turn is over.

Kisuke: Looks like it is my turn again.

Kisuke drew a card and studied his hand.

Kisuke: Hm... (If I remember correctly, that robot of his can negate spells once a turn. And not only that, that shield in his Graveyard can prevent his card from being destroyed in battle, 'if' he was inclined to use it. Plus, I can't place my monsters in defense as long as he has Final Attack Orders out. Looks like I'm left with one choice.) Soi Fon, mind attacking his monster for me?

Kisuke's female Warrior-type monster dashed towards her adversary.

From team Ciel's area...

Chris: What is he thinking? His monster can't beat that robot. She has less than 2500 ATK points.

Whis: Perhaps he has some plan in mind. Remember, there are set cards in play.

Chris noticed Kisuke's field and realized Whis had a point.

Chris: That's true.

The monster known as Soi Fon leaped high into the air and Meklord Emperor Wisel was prepared to counter the weak foe.

Kisuke: Sting.

When Kisuke said that one word, a small weapon appeared on the middle finger of his monster and Soi Fon jabbed Meklord Emperor Wisel with it. Right after, she kicked off the giant performing several backflips then landing in her previous position.

Primo: What was that supposed to accomplish?

Kisuke: Just leaving a mark. If you know what I mean.

Primo analyzed his monster and noticed something different about it.

Primo: What the hell is that mark?

Kisuke: A counter. But if you want specifics, its a Suzumebachi Counter.

Primo: What does it do?

Kisuke: Let's just say if my Soi Fon here gives your monster another counter, it will be removed from play.

Primo: ...

Kisuke: Its a good thing for me that I won't have to wait until my next turn for that to happen because...

Kisuke paused for dramatic effect after he revealed a Quickplay Spell Card in his hand.

Kisuke: I activate Flash Step.

Kisuke played the card.

Kisuke: If I'm still in the Battle Phase and I have a "Soul Reaper" monster that attacked this turn, this card can allow one of those monsters to attack again.

Primo: No you won't. I activate the effect of Meklord Emperor Wisel. Once a turn, it can put a stop to a Spell Card's activation.

Primo's monster charged up its red eye beam ready to fire.

Kisuke: Actually, no you won't. I activate Bakudo, Class B.

Computer: Bakudo, Class B. Normal Trap.

Kisuke: If I have a "Soul Reaper" out with a level that's higher than four, this card can be used to negate the effects of a monster.

Several binding orange lights attached to the Meklord nullifying its effects.

Kisuke: Go say hello again Soi Fon and sting his monster with your charming personality.

Like before, Soi Fon dashed at Primo's monster again and jumped high into the air. Then she jabbed the Meklord with the same weapon before returning to her position with a kickoff backflip landing. Meklord Emperor Wisel faded out of existence as the strange mark it had hovered in the air for a few seconds before vanishing completely.

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Both teams stood there in shock watching the duel.

Chris: Unreal...! He just beat that Wisel monster like it was nothing!

Kite: That man outplayed Metalhead and took out his key card.

Supreme King: He clearly is an exceptional strategist.

On the duel field, Primo fumed silently at what had just transpired.

Primo: (First, that other guy nearly took away half my life points in the last duel and now this old one countered my moves and removed my Meklord Emperor Wisel from the game like I'm some kind of amateur.)

Kisuke: On that high note, I place one non-Monster card facedown and end my turn.

Primo continued to stare at the cheerful man in green before him.

Kisuke: Hm? Is something wrong over there?

Primo drew a card immediately and placed it in his hand. Then, he took another card that was already in his hand and activated it straightaway.

Primo: I activate Hidden Armory.

Computer: Hidden Armory. Normal Spell.

Primo: In exchange for sending the top card of my Deck to the Graveyard and giving up my Normal Summon/Set for the turn, I can add one Equip Spell Card from my Deck or Graveyard to my hand. I choose D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation and then I'll play that same card.

Computer: D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation. Equip Spell.

Primo: By discarding a card, I can Special Summon one of my monsters that was removed from play.

Kisuke: That's not good.

Primo raised a hand high towards the sky as a portal opened above the duel field.

Primo: Return to the field Meklord Emperor Wisel!

Primo's ace monster descended out of the portal before landing on the field.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel. Fusion, Level 1, DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 2500 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Chris: What is that thing, a cat? It's like it has nine lives or something.

Primo: Attack!

Meklord Emperor Wisel brandished its forearm blade and went to attack Soi Fon. Kisuke shielded his face with an arm as the giant robot slashed at its target.

Computer: Kisuke's Life Points fell to 6800.

After the dust settled, Primo noticed something he did not expect to see.

Primo: (What the hell...) How is your monster still on the field?

Kisuke dusted himself off and smiled.

Kisuke: You see, the thing about Soi Fon is... she's really stubborn.

The monster in question smirked mischievously while bruised and battered.

Kisuke: So stubborn in fact that she'd rather give up all of her ATK points than be defeated in battle. With or without my say-so.

Computer: Soi Fon's ATK points changes to 0.

Primo growled under his breath.

Primo: My turn is done.

Kisuke drew a card and looked at it.

Kisuke: Oh. Now there's a card I didn't expect. Come on out Suzumebachi.

Computer: Suzumebachi. Level 1, WIND Attribute, Insect-type, 900 ATK and 0 DEF.

Primo: (Why would he Summon a weak monster like that?)

Kisuke placed a free hand on top of his bucket shaped hat.

Kisuke: Soi Fon, Suzumebachi... you girls ready?

The two monsters nodded before they changed into two streams of golden lights flying upwards in a spiral and then descending down into an overlay portal.

Kisuke: I use Suzumebachi and Soi Fon to build the Overlay Network to Xyz Summon Bankai Soi Fon.

Computer: Bankai Soi Fon. Xyz, Rank 5 WIND Attribute, Warrior-type, 2400 ATK and 1500 DEF.

A different version of Soi Fon appeared on Kisuke's side of the field sporting a giant gold and black weapon along her right side.

Kite: (Looks like I'm not the only one who uses Xyz Monsters.)

Primo: Wait a second. How in the hell could you Xyz Summon? Your monsters did not have the same level.

Kisuke: True, but thanks to Suzumebachi's effect, her level can be treated as Soi Fon's if both cards are used for an Xyz Summon. And now that I did, I use Bankai Soi Fon's effect.

An overlay unit disappeared that was hovering around Kisuke's Xyz Monster and she aimed her weapon at Meklord Emperor Wisel.

Kisuke: By using an overlay unit, Bankai Soi Fon can blast away one monster on your field.

Primo: ?!

Bankai Soi Fon's weapon fired some kind of projectile at Meklord Emperor Wisel. As soon as it struck it's target, the whole field was consumed by the following explosion.

Primo: Dammit...!

Kisuke: And now that you have nothing to defend yourself with, Bankai Soi Fon will attack you directly. But since I used her effect this round, any Battle Damage you take from her for the rest of the turn is halved.

Bankai Soi Fon's weapon vanished as she dashed at Primo and hit him with a devastating punch which made the Meklord Duelist slide backwards.

Primo: Ugh...

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 6800.

GG: Ouch...

After recovering from his opponent's latest attack, Primo growled in frustration.

Raiden: That is the second time he lost his monster.

Whis: Only this time, some life points were taken as a result.

The Supreme King eyed Kisuke with consideration for a few seconds. Then his gaze fell on the rest of Team Ciel.

Supreme King: ...

On the duel field, Primo remained motionless covered in dust and dirt.

Primo: (This old man defeated my Meklord Emperor again!)

Kisuke: That's it for my turn. Your go.

Primo: (I won't allow this human to beat me!)

Primo drew a card and glanced at it.

Primo: I set one card facedown and end my turn.

Kisuke drew a card and glimpsed at it for a moment before saying...

Kisuke: I guess Bankai Soi Fon will attack you directly again.

Like before, Bankai Soi Fon attacked Primo with a hard-hitting punch, but this time, the attack did full damage.

Primo: Agh!

Computer: Primo's Life Points fell to 4400.

GG: Ooooh...! Right in the kisser!

Kisuke: I end my turn by placing one non-Monster Card facedown.

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Kite: Two more attacks like that and he's finished.

Primo was thinking to himself as that last attack he went through sunk into his very core.

Primo: (This shouldn't be happening! I shouldn't be struggling against this old man! It feels like I'm dueling against that Signer again!)

[Flashback]

Primo and a man with a glowing red mark on his forearm were riding down the highway on their duel runners. Primo however, was integrated into his while the other rode his red one normally.

Primo: You're finished! I activate Meklord Emperor Wisel's effect! With it, your Stardust Dragon Synchro Monster becomes a part of it!

???: I don't think so! I use the effect of Formula Synchron! Go Accel Synchro!

Primo: What!?

???: I tune my level 8 Stardust Dragon with my level 2 Formula Synchron to Accel Synchro Summon Shooting Star Dragon!

Primo cursed seeing his opponent's latest Synchro Monster take to the field with 3300 ATK points and 2500 DEF points. Regardless of how he felt about the situation, Primo ended his turn.

Primo: (My Meklord Emperor can take his monster on my next turn and end this duel once and for all. Even if he attacks with his dragon, my card will survive if I use my WiseTech Shield.)

Then his opponent raised his hand high and declared after he drew a card from his deck...

???: I activate Shooting Star Dragon's special ability! Once a turn, I can reveal the top 5 cards of my Deck and for every Tuner monster revealed, my dragon can attack that number of times this turn.

Primo watched as his opponent picked up the top 5 cards of his Deck and revealed them.

Computer: Quickdraw Synchron. Level 5 WIND Attribute, Machine-type, 700 ATK and 1400 DEF.

Computer: Road Synchron. Level 4 LIGHT Attribute, Machine-type, 1600 ATK and 800 DEF.

Computer: Drill Synchron. Level 3 EARTH Attribute, Machine-type, 800 ATK and 300 DEF.

Computer: Nitro Synchron. Level 2 FIRE Attribute, Machine-type, 300 ATK and 100 DEF.

Computer: Turbo Synchron. Level 1 WIND Attribute, Machine-type, 100 ATK and 500 DEF.

Rage consumed Primo after witnessing all 5 cards were in fact Tuner monsters.

Primo: Impossible!!!

??? Nothing is impossible as long as there is hope!

Primo's opponent pointed to Meklord Emperor Wisel and declared aloud...

???: Go Shooting Star Dragon! Attack his Meklord Emperor Wisel with Stardust Barrage!

Shooting Star Dragon split into five copies of itself. The first flew at Meklord Emperor Wisel attacking.

Primo: I use WiseTech Shield to prevent my monster from being destroyed this turn!

Primo's Life Points fell to 3200.

The second clone of Shooting Star Dragon struck the robot monster belonging to Primo.

Primo's Life Points fell to 2400.

Primo: Ugh!

Following the second came the third in like manner as the previous two.

Primo's Life Points fell to 1600.

Primo: Ack!

Next came the fourth denting the robot monster. Primo swerved from the hit.

Primo's Life Points fell to 800.

Primo: Grr...!

And finally came the last hitting Meklord Emperor Wisel's core.

Primo's Life Points fell to 0.

Primo: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGH!!!!!!!

The next thing Primo knew, he lost control of his duel runner and crashed on the side of the highway.

[Flashback End]

Primo muttered low...

Primo: I won't be humiliated like that again... I will change the future one way or another...

Kisuke's brows lifted.

Kisuke: You say something?

Determined, Primo drew a card from his Deck ignoring his opponent's question. Seeing the card that he drew, he played it immediately.

Primo: I activate Magic Planter!

Computer: Magic Planter. Normal Spell.

Primo: This card sends one face-up Continuous Trap from my field to the Graveyard so I can draw 2 cards.

Computer: Final Attack Orders is sent to the Graveyard and Primo draws 2 cards.

After seeing his new hand, Primo took one of the cards and showed it to Kisuke.

Primo: Since I control no monsters while having 5 or more DARK monsters in my Graveyard, I can Special Summon The Dark Creator from my hand.

Computer: The Dark Creator. Level 8 DARK Attribute, Thunder-type, 2300 ATK and 3000 DEF.

Kisuke: Not too big on ATK points when you compare it to Soi Fon. Unless of course it has some kind of ability that will render that difference inconsequential.

Primo: I don't plan on taking down your card with it if that's what you're suggesting. In fact, I plan on using your monster's own power against you. But first I'll activate The Dark Creator's effect. By banishing a DARK monster from my Graveyard, I can bring back one other DARK monster residing there. Take a guess at which one I will choose.

Kisuke saw a Graveyard portal open up on Primo's side of the field.

Primo: I banish WiseTech Power Core in order to resurrect Meklord Emperor Wisel to the field!

The robot monster in question surfaced out of the portal after Primo's declaration.

Chris: How many times is that thing going to come back?!

Primo: Next, I'll play my facedown card. Activate White Scope.

Computer: White Scope. Continuous Trap.

Primo: Since I control a "Meklord Emperor" monster, all face-up monsters that are and were on your field while this card is in play are treated as Synchro Monsters.

Kisuke scratched the side of his head confused.

Kisuke: I'm kinda lost here. What difference would that make?

Primo: The difference old man lies in the effect of Meklord Emperor Wisel, which I'll activate at this moment.

Before Kisuke could ask, several metallic cords stretched out of holes that opened up on Meklord Emperor Wisel's body and wrapped around Bankai Soi Fon. Bankai Soi Fon had a tough time staying on the field.

Kisuke: What is your monster doing?

Primo: I said before that I was going to use your monster's own power against you. But if you want specifics, my monster has the ability to absorb a Synchro Monster on your field once a turn and add the ATK power of that card to itself.

The jaws of team Ciel nearly hit the floor hearing that statement from Primo.

Kisuke: That... I did not expect.

Primo: Siphon off its power!

Soi Fon was dragged off the ground by force and brought into the core of Meklord Emperor Wisel.

Computer: Meklord Emperor Wisel's ATK increases to 4900.

Chris: Geez! How many abilities does that thing have?!

Primo pointed to Kisuke.

Primo: Attack him directly The Dark Creator.

The monster Primo gave the green light to, charged up a massive dark sphere of energy before sending it at Kisuke who shielded himself before it struck home.

Kisuke: Ugh...

Computer: Kisuke's Life Points fell to 4500.

When the smoke cleared, Primo exclaimed...

Primo: This duel is over for you! Meklord Emperor Wisel, attack him directly!

Meklord Emperor Wisel's attack struck a hard blow to Kisuke's Life Points causing the smiling duelist to fly backwards landing on his back.

Computer: Kisuke's Life Points is at 1900.

Primo: Huh? 1900 Life Points!? No! Impossible! Your Life Points should be at 0!!!

Kisuke stood up and brushed the dust off his clothes.

Kisuke: Actually it is possible. Thanks to the trap I played before you attacked with your Meklord.

Primo: What?

Computer: Double Heavenly Reflecting Shield. Normal Trap.

Kisuke: Double Heavenly Reflecting Shield cancels out all prior Battle Damage I took and resets my Life Points to an earlier point within the same turn it is used. In other words, the Battle Damage I received from The Dark Creator was erased just before your Meklord Emperor attacked me.

Primo: You might have survived but you're still finished. I end my turn.

Kite: Even though that man managed to avoid losing, there are no cards left in his hand or on his field. If he doesn't draw something useful here, he'll end up losing like his teammate.

Kisuke: (So it comes down to this... Hoping that I draw something good.)

Kisuke inhaled and exhaled has he placed two fingers on top of his Deck.

Kisuke: Here goes nothing. I dra...

Before Kisuke could complete his last word, several metal rods fell from the sky and pierced the floor around Primo in a square fashion.

Primo: What the...!

In the next moment, the rods around Primo exerted an electric current which shocked him horribly.

Primo: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!

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Both teams watching from their areas looked on in shock as the Meklord Duelist was being electrocuted. Kisuke was about to make his way over to help him but one of those metal rods surrounding Primo shot out a bolt of electricity at his feet. Kisuke avoided it by hopping backwards. Then in the next second, appearing across from Kisuke from out of a purple distortion with her back facing him was a woman with short cut dark brown hair with two thick bangs of different lengths hanging in front of her silver eyes. She also wore a white outfit similar to that of Primo's except hers was more suited to the figure of a woman. She watched Primo with coldness in her eyes as she spoke to the Meklord Duelist.

???: You're coming with me fugitive.

Kisuke raised a brow.

Kisuke: (Fugitive?)

Primo winced in pain trying to get a good look at his captor.

Primo: I'm... not... a... fu...gi...tive...!

???: You broke the law of the High Council. Therefore, you are a fugitive.

GG vanished and reappeared in a rainbow spark standing next to Kisuke.

GG: Excuse me, but we sorta have a tournament going on at the moment and Primo's part in it has not ended.

The strange woman turned and focused on GG.

???: Irrelevant. My mission supersedes any prior engagements this fugitive have been tied to. Do not interfere.

GG rubbed its chin.

GG: Hm... let me get this straight... your mission is to take Primo regardless of whatever business he has with me or anyone else and in addition to this, you demand that none of us get in your way or try to stop you?

???: Yes.

GG: And if I said we'll only comply to your demand if you say "Oh handsome GG, pardon my sudden intrusion of your tournament. Please allow me to carry out my mission without interruption", how would you respond?

??? I would say that your request is acceptable.

GG: Then, I request for you to say all that and we'll stand down like you demanded.

Without changing her robotic tone and facial expression, the woman recited...

???: Oh handsome GG, pardon my sudden intrusion of your tournament. Please allow me to carry out my mission without interruption.

GG: Well since you asked nicely, I'll let you go about your business and we'll stand down as you requested.

The woman turned to face Primo again and her eyes flashed yellow. Then a purple distortion expanded from out of nowhere between the two of them. Primo shouted in frustration, unable to quell the rising anger he had towards GG as the distortion covered him inch by inch.

Primo: YOU BASTARD!!! I'M GOING TO MURDER YOU!!!!

GG looked beyond the woman and waved at him.

GG: Bye Primo. Take care.

After that goodbye, the woman and Primo vanished due to the distortion. Then immediately, GG vanished and reappeared close to Kite and the Supreme King before sighing.

GG: Looks like his past has finally caught up with him.

Kite: It sounds like you knew this would happen.

GG: I did but not this quick. I thought we'd be done with the tournament first.

Supreme King: And still, you let her take him without a fight.

GG: Yep.

Supreme King: Why?

GG: Because if I did do something then she would have called for reinforcements and things would have gotten out of hand.

While they were talking, Kisuke had went back to join his teammates.

Chris: Did I hear that woman right? Did she call him a fugitive?

Kisuke: Yeah and GG just let her take him away.

Whis: He must have done something terrible in order for that odd woman to bind him like that.

Kisuke: She did say something about breaking the law of a "High Council".

Raiden: I see.

Chris: Any idea what GG will do about the tournament now?

Kisuke: Not a clue. Guess we'll have to wait for what GG has to say on that front.

Back over to GG's team...

Kite: You're not going to lift a finger to help him?

GG: Nope. I'd hate to prolong this tournament any further with personal matters.

GG went behind the Supreme King and patted him on the shoulders.

GG: Besides, the Supreme King rescued Model C already. I know he doesn't want to waste his time and risk his neck to rescue Primo out of all people. Right buddy?

The Supreme King remained silent for a few seconds. Kite had expected him to say no but to his surprise, he finally answered GG's question by saying...

Supreme King: Let's get this over with quickly.

GG let go of him and moved to stare the Supreme King in the eyes.

GG: You sure about this? Because I highly doubt Primo would do the same for you. I nearly had to break his arm just to make him help you rescue Model C. And I know you two aren't exactly buddy buddy.

The Supreme King continued the stare-off.

Supreme King: We're wasting time. Make one of your doors so we can go.

GG: Hm... If you're that inclined on doing this, then I guess I could pause the tournament. But first, I have to see to Chris and the others.

GG vanished and reappeared where team Ciel was.

GG: Hello.

They all focused on GG.

Whis: Any news GG?

GG: As a matter of fact, I do have news. In light of recent events, we're going to hold off on the tournament for now.

Tobi: Let me take a wild guess. You're going after the two that left a minute ago?

GG: Yep. Could take us a while to complete our business so I might have to send you guys back to my place.

Chris: Why can't we go with you?

GG: I never said you couldn't. I just didn't want to put you guys in any unnecessary danger.

Kisuke: What kind of unnecessary danger? If you don't mind me asking.

GG: Remember Primo's ace card?

Kisuke nodded.

GG: You remember how big and scary it was?

Kisuke: You kidding? I could never forget.

GG: That card is based on a type of killing machine from his home world and it is just as big as the card you saw up close.

Hearing that bit stunned Team Ciel.

GG: That's not all. In that place, humans are forcibly turned into cyborgs and are controlled by the government. Anyone who tries to escape are deemed fugitives and are hunted down. So if you were to go, know that the government will try to do the same to you guys if they see you.

Whis: Is that the reason why that woman came here GG? Because Primo escaped from control of that government?

GG: It's a little more complicated than that but that is part of it.

Chris: How do we know that you're not just trying to scare us into not going?

GG snapped it's fingers and the Supreme King appeared next to it a little surprised by his sudden new location.

GG: Hey Supreme King. I need you to do something for me.

Supreme King: What?

GG: Describe Primo's world for Chris and the others.

Supreme King: ........ It is a dangerous world with mechanical monsters roaming around and an overreaching government that transforms the human population into robotic slaves.

Chris stood there speechless.

GG: Convinced yet or should I bring Kite over too?

Chris folded his arms.

Chris: Yeah, yeah... I got it. Sheesh.

GG: Now that you guys know what kind of dangers we will face, what is your decision?

Whis: I think I'll go back to your place. As promising as it would be to see a new world, there's nothing about it that piques my interest.

Raiden: I wish to offer a helping hand. If that is alright with you.

GG nodded.

Kisuke: I want to make sure I have the chance to finish my duel with Primo so I'll join the party.

Tobi: I decline.

GG turned to Chris who seemed to be thinking.

GG: Chris?

Chris: I want to know something before I make my decision.

GG: And that is?

Chris: Let's say we do go and manage to bust him free. What's to stop this council from sending people like that woman after us?

Supreme King: If you think we're going there simply to spring him out of a cell or dungeon, then you're dead wrong.

Chris: Huh?

Supreme King: Simply freeing Primo would guarantee further interruptions for the tournament down the road. The main objective of this mission is to take down the High Council.

Chris: !

GG snapped his fingers and Kite appeared nearby. Just like the Supreme King, he also was caught off guard by his sudden new location until spotting GG.

Kite: I take it you're ready to get the show on the road.

GG: Just waiting on Chris to make his decision.

Kite: Why bother. A weakling like him will only slow us down.

Chris: Keep talking and I'll make you eat those words.

Kite: I'd like to see you try. Oh wait... You did and lost badly.

A vein bulged on the side of Chris' head.

Chris: You know what GG? Count me in. It'll be worth seeing this guy turned into a cyborg. That way somebody will keep his mouth in check.

The group could sense the tension escalating between Chris and Kite.

GG: Anywho...

GG snap its fingers and two doors appeared on the left and right sides of Team Ciel's area. GG pointed to the left.

GG: That door goes back to my place. Those who opted to not take part in the mission, see you later gators.

Tobi made his way to and through that door without a word.

Whis: I wish you success on your mission.

GG: Thanks.

He also passed through the door and once he was gone, the door vanished.

GG: Now that they're gone, let's get truckin!

GG pretended to shift gears in a mime-like fashion while making funny car noises with its mouth. And finally it took off towards the door and through it like a bat out of you-know-where.

Chris facepalmed.

Chris: Seriously... we're following that guy on a mission?

The Supreme King and Kite moved onwards as if they were used to GG's behavior. Then following them was Raiden and Kisuke. Chris sighed before giving in to the madness.

Chris: I know I'm going to regret this...

Finally, he set out on his way to the door.

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Riding down a ruined highway on an old model Duel Runner constructed of a rusted brown junk frame, DWE - 2000 engine and a KPC-450 CPU, a lone individual raced towards their destination. The rider's head was masked underneath the tightly fit helmet he/she wore.

???: A few more minutes and I'll be there.

After the comment, a light shined down from overhead encircling the rider. He/she looked up to see the flying mechanical menace.

???: I just had to jinx it.

The light changed to a brilliant shade of red.

???: Not today.

The rider took the upcoming exit taking him/her down to the road of the ruined city street. He/she lost the flying machine for a few seconds before the red light returned.

???: Gotta lose it quick!

The rider made a hard right leading down into the underground subway as a concentrated red beam shot down from the flying pursuer. Fortunately for him/her, it missed. The stairs leading down were a bit bumpy but nothing major to complain about. The next section to deal with was getting past the toll system which had bars waist high bars that didn't work in a long time. Though it was simple to deal with by engaging the Duel Runner's hover wing function temporarily to avoid crashing. After that, all the rider had to do was hop onto the tracks before speeding down the tunnel.

???: Looks like smooth riding from here.

To his/her surprise, a loud explosion erupted from behind and out came from a tunnel wall was a bulky golden brown machine. The rider looked back and noticed it was on his/her tail.

???: Ugh! Really need to stop jinxing myself.

The machine fired a beam from it's center.

???: Uh-oh!

The rider moved to the side narrowly dodging the attack. But the beam struck the ceiling a good distance ahead triggering a state collapsing.

???: Oh no!

Left with no choice, the rider sped up pushing the junk framed bike to it's limits. It was just enough to make a clean break from the now closed in tunnel.

???: Yes! I made it through!

The praise was short-lived before the Duel Runner vibrated uncontrollably of its own accord and blew out steam causing the rider to slide across the tracks with it.

???: AHH!!!

Coming to a stop eventually, the rider struggled to push himself/herself up. Studying his/her body for any scratches or bruises, the rider dusted himself/herself off.

???: The suit is ok, but I feel like I have a few sores underneath. I'll check on that later.

Walking over to the Duel Runner, the rider checked out the mode of transport.

???: Crap! The CPU and turbo chip are no good! That's just my luck!

The rider lifted off his/her helmet and chucked it at the wall. With it gone, the person was revealed to be a young lady about the age of 17 or 18. Her eyes were a light shade of brown and her hair was red and black tied up into two pigtails which stretched a few inches past her shoulders.

???: Great... now I have to go on foot...

After sighing, she went on down the tunnel, leaving the Duel Runner behind.

About half an hour later, she came out from underground from another subway entrance after noticing nobody was around.

???: A few more blocks and I'm home safe.

She looked down.

???: You hear that feet? You'll get some R&R really soon.

Walking down the barren sidewalk, she kept her pace quick to make it to her destination fast. Unfortunately, while she was in the middle of crossing the street at a crosswalk, a 10 foot tall white human shaped robot stepped from out of a corner with heavy steps alerting the attention of the girl. Slowly, she looked back over her shoulder to the left seeing the thing with it's threatening red sensors.

???: !?!

Scanning the red and black haired girl, it's eye shined brilliantly glowing something awful. Without a second thought, the girl bolted ahead as her survival instincts kicked in. The next thing she experienced was the force of an explosion that pushed her forward making her bounce off the ground a few times.

???: AAAAAAAAHH!!!

The area behind her was covered in flames and huge chunks of debris was scattered everywhere. The girl coughed as her ears rang. Even if she couldn't think straight or hear well, she knew that if she didn't get up and get going, she would be a goner for sure. Pushing herself up with great difficulty, the girl rose to her feet and ran away as fast as she could manage.

???: *huff* *huff* *huff*

Panting heavily with each step, she could feel every ounce of pain the force of that explosion caused her body.

???: Ignore the pain... ignore the... pain...

A good distance away from the disaster area, she suddenly felt and barely heard the heavy footsteps of the robot on her tail. It wasn't a sprint as far as she could tell but it was certainly quick-paced. She bit her lip cursing while running faster than she ever had in her entire life. She didn't care if it wasn't ladylike, this could be her last day and if it was, she would spend her final hour swearing like a sailor. She looked over her shoulder and noticed the familiar eye of the machine glowing again.

???: !!!

Not wanting to be obliterated like Exodia would do any Monster Card, she quickly cut down a nearby alley and then the beam of the robot was executed with extreme destructiveness. She didn't get hit by the force of it but still felt the ground quake at its magnificence, which made her stumble a bit.

???: Almost there... almost safe... almost home...!

She came out the alley onto an abandoned street and ran down the middle of it. Just ahead, the girl could see not too far ahead was a huge mountain. Smiling and almost crying for joy, the girl felt immeasurable relief.

???: Yes!

But that joy was short-lived as a familiar light encircled the black and red haired girl from above. The light changed slowly to a violent shade of red.

???: Nonononono... I don't want to die! PLEASE, SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!

Tears ran down her face as the light threatened its target with a spectacular display. Then from out of nowhere, the number hunter from the Zexal Era landed in the middle of the street with a set of metal wings strapped to his back in front of the girl. Kite pulled out a card from his deck and placed it on one of the Monster Card Zones of his Duel Disk. A girl look at his eyes as she ran in his direction. He did the same to her but only for a quick moment before focusing on the machine over her head. Then Kite pointed at the machine and declared...

Kite: Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, attack with False Photon Stream of Destruction!

A black, white, and grey dragon appeared in the air over Kite and unleashed a beam of negative light from it's mouth which swallowed the robot. As the explosion from its destruction that the sky, the girl halted in her tracks and stared in awe at the amazing dragon that saved her.

???: I can't believe it...!

Then she looked down to Kite and he in turn to her, except more composed than the girl.

???: (He just saved me...)

She began to walk closer to him.

???: Who are you?

Kite: ?

Kite's brows furrowed and the girl stopped immediately.

Kite: Go now!

???: What...

Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon landed over the girl and shielded her with its wings as a red beam was fired from down the street. An explosion ensued when contact was made with the dragon.

Kite: Agh...!

Kite grimaced but remained standing. When the explosion subsided he said...

Kite: Stupid robot. The pain only makes my dragon stronger.

The number hunter's dragon stood tall before firing a more powerful False Photon Stream than the previous one. The robot down the road was obliterated into nothing. When all was said and done, Kite's dragon roared loudly and faded away.

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Shocked and bewildered at what had just transpired, the girl with pigtails had to pinch herself.

???: Ow! Yep. Definitely not a dream...

Kite: Are you ok?

She blinked before realizing Kite had asked her a question.

???: Yeah... I'm fine.

Kite put his dragon card back in his deck.

Kite: Why are you out here alone? You should know that it's dangerous.

???: Because um... wait! I should be asking you that!

Kite: I'm out here because I saw you were in trouble. And yes I know it's dangerous but I can handle myself. Now it's your turn to answer me.

She didn't expect him to talk to her like that. Like she was a powerless little girl and he was the scolding older brother demanding answers.

??? Fine. I was on my way back home when those Meks attacked me. And FYI, I can handle myself too.

Kite: Sure about that? Because I thought I heard you crying for help.

She turned her head away and folded her arms.

???: I did no such thing!

Kite: And I suppose those tears running down your face is due to allergies?

The girl turned her full body away and began to wipe her face clear with a forearm. She turned back to him seconds later with a big smile.

???: What tears?

Kite: (She must be crazy if she thinks I didn't see that.)

???: So... what's your name?

Kite: Yours first.

???: Why should I give you my name first?

Kite: One, I saved you. Two, ladies first. And three, I saved you.

The girl narrowed her eyes.

???: I get it... No need to throw it in my face two times...

She straightened up and placed a hand on her hip.

Yuka: My name is Yukami Sakamo. But you can call me Yuka for short. And your name would be...?

Kite: Kite Tenjo.

Yuka: Kite huh? Well that's a funny name. Just like one of those contraptions people used to fly in a park a long time ago.

Kite: You found one right?

Yuka: Found one what?

Kite: The reason those machines attacked you. A Signer Dragon.

Yuka started to become nervous.

Yuka: (How does he know that?!) A um... Signer Dragon? What are you talking about Kite? I never heard of a Synchro Monster like that...

Kite: I never said it was a Synchro Monster.

Yuka looked away sweating.

Yuka: What? Who said anything about a Synchro Monster? Hehe... he...

Kite: You're a terrible liar. Anyway, don't worry about me taking the card from you. I have no interest in collecting them myself.

Yuka: Huh?

Yuka looked at him.

Yuka: Then why did you bring it up?

Kite: I have my reasons.

Yuka really wanted to know those so-called reasons.

Yuka: I found one, but how do you know about the Signer Dragons?

Kite didn't answer.

Yuka: Well? I'm waiting.

Kite: Let's just say I did my homework before coming here.

Yuka: (Coming here?)

Yuka swallowed.

Yuka: You're one of them... aren't you?

Kite raised a brow.

Kite: Them? What are you talking about?

Yuka pointed at him.

Yuka: Don't play dumb! I know you're a cyborg!

Kite: I am not a cyborg.

Yuka: Liar. You're clearly not from Satellite. I can tell by the way you're dressed.

Kite: Of course I'm not from Satellite but that doesn't mean...

Yuka: I don't want to hear your excuses! I know you want to take the last bit of hope away from us but I won't allow it! I'm going to stop you here and now!

Yuka readied her Duel Disk for a showdown with the number hunter.

Yuka: Get ready to be defeated cyborg!

Kite eyed her like she was crazy for a few seconds.

Kite: (Looks like common sense isn't in her vocabulary.)

Kite then raised his Duel Disk up signaling that he accepted her challenge. After the two drew 5 cards each their Life Points set to 8000.

Kite&Yuka: Duel!

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Yuka: I'll go first. Draw!

Yuka drew a card.

Yuka: I set a monster and a card facedown. Your go.

Kite placed two fingers on top of his Deck and his eyes flashed a silvery gray.

Kite: I draw!

Kite drew a card.

Kite: I Summon Pseudo Galaxy Wizard in Attack Mode.

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy Wizard. Level 4 DARK Attribute, Spellcaster-type, 0 ATK and 1800 DEF.

Kite took a card in his hand and played it.

Kite: Now I activate Pseudo Century.

Computer: Pseudo Century. Field Spell.

As soon as the Field Spell resolved, everything around the two duelists became black, white, and grey. Yuka looked around and frowned.

Yuka: (What kind of Field Spell is that? All of a sudden, I feel like all hope is gone.)

Kite: With Pseudo Century active, I use it's effect to target one "Pseudo" monster on my field and take damage equal to it's level multiplied by 200.

A cloud formed over the number hunter's head and a silver bolt of lightning struck him.

Computer: Kite's Life Points fell to 7200.

Kite's body sizzled with heat after taking the damage.

Yuka: (Why would he...)

Before she could finish her thought, Kite declared...

Kite: Now that my Life Points are lower than yours, I can activate the effect of Pseudo Galaxy Wizard.

The monster in question vanished from sight.

Kite: By tributing it, I can add 1 "Pseudo" card from my Deck to my hand. I choose Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon.

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Level 8, DARK Attribute, Dragon-type, 0 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Kite: But I wouldn't worry about my dragon just yet. Since I control no monsters and my Life Points are lower than yours, I can Special Summon Pseudo Thrasher!

Computer: Pseudo Thrasher. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Warrior-type, 2100 ATK and 0 DEF.

Kite: Go Pseudo Thrasher, attack her facedown monster!

Kite's monster charged for Yuka's facedown monster raising it's massive handheld weapon. Then it struck home destroying the weird bird-like creature.

Yuka: Thanks for doing that cyborg. Now, I can use the effect of The Lax Autumn Pheasant.

Computer: The Lax Autumn Pheasant. Level 3, EARTH Attribute, Winged Beast-type, 1400 ATK and 600 DEF.

Kite: I'm not a cyborg.

Yuka ignored him and continued.

Yuka: When this monster is destroyed, I can Special Summon 1 "Pheasant" monster with 1500 or less ATK in it's place from my Deck. Say hello to The Scolding Summer Pheasant.

Computer: The Scolding Summer Pheasant. Level 3, FIRE Attribute, Winged Beast-type, 1200 ATK and 400 DEF.

Kite placed two cards in his hand facedown.

Kite: My turn is over.

Yuka: Here goes my turn again. I draw!

Yuka drew a card and checked it out.

Yuka: Great. I Summon The Wayward Winter Pheasant.

Computer: The Wayward Winter Pheasant. Tuner. Level 2, WATER Attribute, Winged Beast-type, 1000 ATK and 200 DEF.

Kite noticed that the monster was a Tuner and smirked.

Kite: (Never faced a Synchro Deck before. This should be good.)

Yuka seen his facial expression and asked...

Yuka: Find something funny over there cyborg?

Kite's smirk went away.

Kite: I told you I'm not a cyborg.

Yuka: Yeah right. You honestly expect me to believe that? Whatever, I'm moving on with my turn now. Do it monsters!

Yuka's monsters soared high into the air as The Wayward Winter Pheasant transformed into two level rings that circled around The Scolding Summer Pheasant who exploded in a flash of light of three orbs through the center of those rings.

Yuka: I tune The Wayward Winter Pheasant with The Scolding Summer Pheasant in order to Synchro Summon The Ecstatic Chidori Pheasant.

The Ecstatic Chidori Pheasant. Synchro, Level 5, WIND Winged Beast-type, 2000 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Yuka: Now the effect of The Scolding Summer Pheasant activates in my Graveyard. Since it was used for the Synchro Summon of a "Pheasant" monster, you take 800 Effect Damage!

A twister of fire circled Kite and burnt away some of his Life Points.

Computer: Kite's Life Points fell to 6400.

Yuka: The Ecstatic Chidori Pheasant will attack your Pseudo Thrasher!

Kite: You must be blind if you think that wild animal has more ATK points than my Thrasher.

Yuka: Keep dreaming.

Kite: ?

Yuka: I know exactly what I'm doing.

Yuka's monster unleashed a surge of electricity which struck Kite's monster; destroying it altogether.

Computer: Kite's Life Points fell to 5700.

Kite: Ugh...

Yuka smiled confidently.

Yuka: What's wrong? Cyborg need a bandaid?

Kite ignored the irritating label she gave him and asked...

Kite: How did your monster overpower mine?

Yuka: That's easy. Whenever my monster attacks and enters the damage step, it automatically gains 800 ATK until the end of it. Not that you could have done anything about it.

Kite: True, but I have a backup plan.

Yuka: What?

Kite extended his hand out.

Kite: I use my facedown Shadowsdescent!

Computer: Shadowsdescent. Normal Trap.

Kite: On the turn a DARK monster is sent from my field to the Graveyard, I can Special Summon a level 4 or lower "Pseudo" monster from my Deck. Come out Pseudo Lizard.

Computer: Pseudo Lizard. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Reptile-type, 900 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Yuka: Aren't you clever. I end my turn.

Kite drew a card for his turn and looked at it.

Kite: Because my Life Points is lower than yours, I can use the effect of Pseudo Lizard.

Kite's monster vanished.

Kite: By tributing it, I can add one level 4 or lower "Pseudo" monster from my Deck to my hand. I choose Pseudo Sabre Tiger and then I'll Summon it.

Computer: Pseudo Sabre Tiger. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Beast-type, 1200 ATK and 300 DEF.

Kite: When this card is Normal Summoned or Flip Summoned while my Life Points trail yours, I can add another copy of it from my deck to my hand.

Yuka: (What could he be up to...)

Kite next revealed a card in his hand.

Kite: I activate Polymerization. I combine Pseudo Sabre Tiger in my hand with the one on my field.

The two tigers spiraled into the center of a fusion distortion.

Kite: Awaken from the world of corruption Twin Pseudo Lizard!

Computer: Twin Pseudo Lizard. Fusion, Level 6, Fusion, DARK Attribute, Dragon-type, 2400 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Kite: Again, I use the effect of my Field Spell to take damage equal to my monster's level multiplied by 200.

The same cloud hovering over Kite expanded and a bolt of lightning, stronger than before, struck the number hunter.

Computer: Kite's Life Points fell to 4500.

Kite: Grr...

Yuka's eyes widened seeing the smoke rise from her opponent's body.

Yuka: Why would you do that? Your Life Points are already lower than mine.

Kite: What do you care? I'm just a cyborg remember?

Her softened expression became hard quick.

Yuka: Who says I care?

Kite: That's what I thought.

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Kite pointed to Yuka's monster.

Kite: Twin Pseudo Lizard, attack her monster.

The twin headed monster opened its mouths wide and unleashed twin spiraling beams of silvery-grey light.

Yuka: You'll have to do better than that cyborg.

Kite: (Again with the freaking cyborg!)

Yuka: I play my Trap Card, Icarus Attack.

Yuka's Synchro Monster disappeared.

Yuka: By giving up a Winged Beast-type monster on my field, I can destroy the two cards on yours.

Kite: I can do better. In fact, I chain the Trap Card Scale Armor!

Computer: Scale Armor. Normal Trap.

Yuka: What does that do?

Kite: It equips to my Dragon and makes it impervious to the effects of other Spells and Traps.

Yuka: !

Computer: Scale Armor resolves equipping to Twin Pseudo Lizard. After, Icarus Attack resolves destroying only Scale Armor.

Kite: Looks like you're wide open. Go dragon, attack her directly.

Like before, Kite's twin-headed monster opened its mouths wide and unleashed twin spiraling beams of silvery-grey light at Yuka, knocking her off her feet onto her back.

Yuka: Aah!

Computer: Yuka's Life Points fell to 5600.

Kite: What's wrong? Yuka need a stretcher?

Yuka dusted herself off as she got up.

Yuka: Haha... very funny.

Kite: I end my turn.

Yuka: Here I go. Draw!

Yuka drew a card and looked at it.

Yuka: Just what I needed. I activate Pheasants of a Feather.

Computer: Pheasants of a Feather. Normal Spell.

Yuka: By sending a "Pheasant" monster from my hand to the Graveyard, I can draw 1 card. And not only that, if I happened to draw a "Pheasant" monster, I can draw 1 more.

Computer: Yuka sends a monster to the Graveyard and draws a card.

Yuka: Luck is on my side today. Check this out.

Yuka revealed to Kite the card that she had drawn. Then she drew another card.

Yuka: Time for a Summoning. Come on out The Lightning Quick Pheasant!

Computer: The Lightning Quick Pheasant. Level 3, LIGHT Attribute, Winged Beast-Type, 1300 ATK and 500 DEF.

Yuka: Next, since I was able to Normal Summon a "Pheasant" monster successfully, I can Special Summon The Bold Spring Pheasant from my hand right away.

Computer: The Bold Spring Pheasant. Level 4, WIND Attribute, Winged Beast-Type, 1800 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Yuka: Its time to do what you guys do best.

Yuka's monster soared high into the air as The Lightning Quick Pheasant transformed into three level rings that circled around The Bold Spring Pheasant who exploded in a flash of light of 4 orbs through the center of those rings.

Yuka: I tune The Lightning Quick Pheasant with The Bold Spring Pheasant in order to Synchro Summon The Roaring Chimera Pheasant!

Computer: The Roaring Chimera Pheasant. Synchro, Level 7, EARTH Winged Beast-type, 2200 ATK and 1400 DEF.

Kite raised a questioning brow.

Yuka: Before you criticize my monster, I'll let you in on a little secret. Any "Pheasant" Synchro monster that uses The Lightning Quick Pheasant in its Synchro Summon can attack directly.

Kite: ...!

Yuka smirked seeing his reaction.

Yuka: The Roaring Chimera Pheasant, attack the cyborg directly!

The pheasant monster skipped past Kite's monster and hit him with full force.

Kite: Agh!

Computer: Kite's Life Points fell to 2300.

The number hunter slid back a few feet and fell to one knee panting.

Kite: (Even though I took a big hit, I shouldn't feel this drained. Unless battling those Meklords has something to do with it.)

Yuka: I place one card facedown and end my turn.

After ending her turn, Yuka noticed Kite's behavior.

Yuka: Huh?

Kite was panting heavily and there was a few traces of sweat on his face.

Yuka: (What's wrong with him? He looks... tired.)

Kite rose to his feet and placed two unsteady fingers on top of his deck.

Kite: I draw!

Kite drew a card and glimpsed at it.

Kite: I activate the effect of my Field Spell!

Yuka: !

Like before, a bolt of lightning struck Kite from the expanding cloud overhead.

Kite: Ugh!

Computer: Kite's Life Points fell to 1100.

Kite: Next, I activate the effect of my Twin Pseudo Lizard. With my Life Points trailing yours, I can tribute it in order to Special Summon it's Fusion Materials from my Graveyard.

Computer: 2 Pseudo Sabre Tigers appear on Kite's field. Level 3, DARK Attribute, Beast-Type, 2000 ATK and 300 DEF.

Yuka: (Why would he do that? His monster had more ATK than mine.)

Kite: I activate the Spell Card Level Lifter.

Computer: Level Lifter. Normal Spell.

Kite: By sending one monster from my hand to the Graveyard, the levels of up to two monsters on my field become the same as the monster I sent.

Computer: Kite sends Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon from his hand to the Graveyard and his 2 Pseudo Sabre Tigers become level 8.

Yuka: What would be the point in that?

Kite: You'll see soon enough.

Kite's monsters transformed into 2 dark silvery streams of light as they shot up, spiraling into the air and then descending downwards into an overlay portal.

Kite: With my two Pseudo Sabre Tigers, I build the Overlay Network and I Xyz Summon Hallows Night Joker!

Computer: Hallows Night Joker. Rank 8, DARK Attribute, Spellcaster type, 2700 ATK and 2100 DEF.

Yuka's eyes widened in shock seeing the Xyz Monster before Kite.

Yuka: Xyz monster?! I never heard of that kind of card before!

Kite: I'll give you a quick lesson. Hallows Night Joker, activate your Special Effect!

One of Hallows Night Joker's Overlay Units dispersed into particles.

Kite: By using an Overlay Unit, my monster can destroy one set card on your field.

Yuka: What? Then I'll just chain my...!

Yuka motioned to use the card.

Yuka: Huh?! Why won't my card activate!?

Kite: When Hallows Night Joker activates it's effect, you can't play cards or effects in response. Also, I can guess what kind of card you have facedown before it's destruction. And if I happened to call it right, I can destroy any other card on your field.

Yuka: !

Kite: I guess by the look on your face that you have a trap over there.

Computer: Yuka's card revealed itself to be "A Pheasant Surprise" which is a Trap Card. Both that Trap Card and The Roaring Chimera Pheasant are destroyed.

Yuka: (He picked apart my field like it was nothing. Well at least I'll make it to my next...)

Kite: Now I activate Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy my Field Spell.

Computer: Pseudo Century is destroyed.

Kite: When Pseudo Century is destroyed, I can use it's second effect.

Yuka: Second effect?

Kite: Whenever one of us rids it from the playing field through destruction, I can Special Summon Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon from my Graveyard.

Computer: Kite's Field Spell is destroyed and Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is Special Summoned from Kite's Graveyard. Level 8, DARK Attribute, Dragon-type, 0 ATK and 2500 DEF.

Kite: And that's only the beginning. Since I Summoned Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon by the effect of Pseudo Century, it gains ATK points equal to the amount of effect damage I took from that same card.

Yuka: !!!

The cloud over Kite's head descended and merged into the number hunter's dragon; giving it a boost in ATK points.

Computer: Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon's ATK increases to 3200.

Kite: Go Hallows Night Joker, attack with Midnight Surprise!

Kite's monster raised its staff and hit Yuka with a powerful blast of dark power.

Yuka: AAH!!!

Yuka flew backwards landing onto the ground.

Computer: Yuka's Life Points fell to 2900.

Yuka: Ouch...

The girl managed to get on her feet.

Kite pointed at her.

Kite: Finish this duel Pseudo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Attack with False Photon Stream of Destruction!

Kite's Dragon charged up its power and unleashed a devastating beam of silver light at the Pheasant Duelist. Yuka stood there as the attack knocked her off her feet causing her to flip backwards and land on her stomach.

Yuka: AAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

Computer: Yuka's Life Points fell to 0.

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The Duel Field cleared and Kite walked towards the defeated Yuka.

Yuka: I cant believe I lost. Its all over...

Kite squatted down and Yuka closed her eyes in an attempt to brace herself. Kite looked to the side of her hip after noticing what was there.

Kite: I'm guessing the dragon is in that deck box.

Yuka bit her lower lip when he said that.

Yuka: ...

Kite reached for Yuka's deck box. Tears had seeped out of her eyes as Kite's shadow stretched over the pig-tail haired duelist. As soon as she felt his fingers touch the box, Yuka let a small squeal escape her lips. This made the number hunter change his focus to her.

Kite: Why are you shaking like a leaf? You're the one who challenged me to a duel without hesitation in the first place. You shouldn't be scared now.

Yuka: *sniff* Who says I'm scared?

Kite's hand immediately changed course and grabbed Yuka by the wrist.

Yuka: W-what are you doing?!

Kite pulled with some effort and Yuka soon found herself standing on her feet. Now face to face with the number hunter, she felt even more powerless than in her former position. Something about the way Kite looked at her made certain of that.

Kite: You're crying.

Yuka: And!? You have a problem with that!?

Kite: Yes, I do have a problem with that.

The number hunter proceeded to reach into his jacket and pulled out a dry cloth.

Admittedly, Yuka did not expect Kite to answer the question. Even more surprising, the number hunter had pulled out a dry cloth and held it out to her. Confused by the gesture, she pondered the action.

Yuka: (Why would he...?)

Kite: I don't know why you're crying but I hope this helps.

Yuka: ............

Yuka received the cloth and wiped her face dry. After handing it back, Yuka hesitantly asked...

Yuka: You're not going to... hurt me?

Kite: No.

Yuka: And you're not going to... take my card?

Kite: No.

Yuka: But you're a cyborg from...

Kite: For the last time, I am not a cyborg.

Then at that moment, Yuka for the first time heard Kite's words and let them sink into her brain.

Yuka: Not a... cyborg?

Kite shook his head.

Yuka: But... you...

Kite felt a jolt of pain run down his spine and twitched.

Kite: !!!

Yuka: What's wrong?

Kite looked at Yuka with lines of sweat trailing down his face.

Kite: It's nothing...

It was then that Yuka's memory flashed back to the moment when Kite's dragon had protected her.

Yuka: Don't tell me that this is because you protected me from that Meklord...!

Kite didn't respond but his silence was enough to confirm her suspicion. She then looked down at her feet.

Yuka: I made you go through that duel without realizing that you were in terrible condition... Sorry about that.

Kite: What's done is done. For now we should get out of the open.

Yuka: Ok. Follow me back to my hideout.

And so the two left the scene. Sometime later arriving at Yuka's hideout in the mountains...

Yuka: Home sweet home.

Yuka walked over to the rockhard mattress and flopped on top of it.

Yuka: Ah... That feels good.

Kite looked around the small area. Other than the bed, there was a dresser, a table, a foldout chair propped into seating position, and an advanced lamp positioned on top of the dresser mentioned alongside a few pictures. Kite went over to the foldout chair and sat down. As hard as the metal chair was, he was glad to be off his feet.

Kite: So this is where you live.

Yuka rolled over and sat upright.

Yuka: Yep.

Yuka proceeded to take off her boots.

Yuka: And you're not from around here or Neo Domino City...?

Kite: No.

Yuka: Where do you come from?

Kite: It's complicated.

Yuka: How?

Kite: The place I come from doesn't exist.

Yuka narrowed her eyes at him.

Yuka: You come from a place that doesn't exist... but wouldn't you being here contradict that?

Kite: Like I said, its complicated.

Yuka: Ok... Then can you tell me about that card you used in our duel?

Kite: Which one?

Yuka: The Xc's card or whatever its called.

Kite: Its called an Xyz card and what about it?

Yuka: How did you get it and where can I find one?

Kite: They're abundant where I come from so anyone can get them. Outside of that place, they can't be found because they don't exist.

Yuka: That's not fair. (I want one too!)

Kite: If it makes you feel any better, Synchro Summoning doesn't exist there.

Yuka: You're kidding...!

Kite shook his head.

Yuka: (What kind of place doesn't have Synchro Monsters?)

Kite: Which Dragon did you find?

Yuka: ...

Kite: Still don't trust me?

Yuka: Don't get me wrong. I'm grateful that you saved me but...

Kite: That card represents hope for you and you can't take the chance of putting it in jeapordy.

Yuka nodded. Kite sat back.

Kite: Keep Stardust Dragon safe then.

Yuka's eyes widened.

Yuka: How did you know?!

Kite: What other card is so important that you'd risk your life just to get it?

Yuka: ...

Kite: Before you jump to conclusions again, I know who you really are and I'm here to help you. I'm not asking you to trust me right off the bat. Just give me a chance to prove myself. That sound reasonable?

Yuka couldn't argue with Kite's request. Besides knowing about the card and perhaps the truth about who she is, Kite hasn't rubbed her as the type of guy who would pull the rug right out from under her feet.

Yuka: I'll... give you a chance... if you let me see your Xyz cards.

Without a word, Kite pulled out the non-Xyz cards from his Deck box and tossed the box on the bed next to Yuka. The girl beamed with excitement at the prospect of seeing the many cards Kite had in there.

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An hour later, while Kite sat in the chair resting and Yuka was studying the many Xyz cards spread out across her bed...

???: Going fast. Makes me feel alive.

Hearing someone's voice singing not too far away, Yuka went to red alert in her mind and jumped up out of bed.

Yuka: Who is that!?

Kite on the otherhand sat still and said...

Kite: Don't worry about it. It's probably nobody important.

She looked at him serious as a heart attack.

Yuka: What do you mean don't worry about it?! No one is supposed to know about this hideout except for me! And I guess you too now... but that's it!

???: My heart beats in hyperdrive.

Yuka ran over to the side of the exit to her hideout where no one coming in could see her. Clearly she wanted to catch whoever was entering by surprise.

Kite: What are you doing?

Yuka: Sneak attack, what else?

Kite was about to protest but then his mind started to think back to the whole Tori/Breakfast thing. Then after mulling it over inside of his head for a few seconds, Kite decided not to protest after all.

???: You think you can win only if I lose?

Footsteps could be heard approaching slowly but surely. Then a glowing entity wearing a dark brown fitted cap, dark brown shorts and a brown buttoned up short-sleeved collar uniform shirt with GG written on the name tag stepped into the room. It spotted Kite and saluted.

GG: Hi-o Kite-OOOO!?!?!?!?!?!

Yuka had leaped on GG's back and started choking the glowing guy out from behind by putting it in a headlock.

Yuka: Think you can catch me off guard? Think again!

GG: WAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!

GG ran around hysterical as Yuka tried her best to choke the life out of it. Kite had to look away in order for him to not burst out laughing. Still though, he smiled as the Pheasant Duelist began karate chopping GG's head.

Yuka: Hi-ya!

GG: OW!!!

After several minutes of letting the hysterical scene of GG being tormented play out, Kite decided he had enough revenge for the day.

Kite: That's enough Yuka. I know who that is.

Yuka: What? You do? Well why didn't you say so before?

Yuka let GG's arm go and removed her foot from its back.

Yuka: Sorry about that...

GG raised a thumbs up from the ground with several lumps on its head.

GG: Its ok... I'm good...

Yuka: Here, let me help you up.

Yuka bent down and went to work helping the seemingly light GG to its feet.

GG: Thanks.

Yuka: So you're friends?

GG looked to Kite for a quick second.

GG: Maybe... Oh! I have a package here for a miss Yukami Sakamo! Are you her?

Yuka: Yeah... but why would you bring me a package?

GG: Because its part of my job. See the uniform?

GG spread its arms wide so Yuka can get a good look at it.

Yuka: Uh huh...

GG: Just wait right here and I'll bring it in.

Yuka: Ok... (What is going on here?)

GG strolled away with a pep in its step. A minute later...

GG: I think this will really brighten your day!

As GG came into focus, Yuka's jaw slowly dropped as her eyes widened out of pure shock.

Yuka: It cant be a...!?

GG: You like?

Yuka: A Duel Runner!!!

Yuka moved fast and checked it out from top to bottom. It was mostly blue with a long yellow lightning bolt outlined in white lining each side. It also had wing attachments on the rear and the seat was made of pure leather.

Yuka: I've never seen one in great condition like this! Brand new KPC-000 CPU Chip, a DWE-X Engine, a model 3 Turbo Chip, and best of all a custom paint job! Where did you get such a thing!?

GG pointed to Kite with a thumb.

GG: Ask Kite. He's the one who asked me to get it for you.

The number hunter was caught off guard by the accusation.

Kite: (What?)

Yuka: Kite asked you to?

GG: Yep. He wanted to make sure you had something to get around on. He would have got it for you himself but he had to make sure you were safe first. Isn't that sweet?

Yuka turned to Kite and smiled as tears came to her eyes.

Yuka: I can't believe you did this for me... On top of saving me too.

Kite: I...

Then in the next moment, Kite found himself being rushed and pulled into a strong bear hug by the girl with pig-tails. Looking in GG's direction, Kite wanted an explanation. But all GG did was put a finger in front of its mouth and winked at the number hunter. Internally, Kite groaned getting the signal to follow GG's direction.

Yuka: Thank you.

Kite: You're welcome...

Yuka let go and ran back to the duel runner. No doubt she was in love with her new gift.

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While Yuka was inside with the Duel Runner, Kite and GG stepped outside for a private talk.

Kite: Why did you do that?

GG: I could ask you the same thing.

Kite: I didn't do anything.

GG sniffed as its voice started to choke up.

GG: Exactly. You let her beat the stuffing out of me and didn't lift a finger to help. I got lumps the size of blow pops.

GG removed its hat to show Kite the lumps.

Kite: You wanted to pay me back because I didn't help stop a girl from kicking your butt? Should I point out how stupid that is?

GG raised a finger.

GG: Actually... I was going to give you credit for the duel runner either way.

Kite: Why give me the credit at all?

GG: She's slowly trusting you and what better way to speed things along than with a new duel runner?

Kite: Ever heard of looking a gift horse in the mouth?

GG: As long as you go along with it, she wont question it.

The two looked out over the ruined city from the hideout entrance.

Kite: And the rest of our group?

GG: They're in place lying low.

Kite: I told her that I'm here to help but beyond that she doesn't know anything specific.

GG: I think its time to change that.

Kite: You mean tell her the truth?

GG: Yep.

Kite: Fine.

Kite was about to turn around until GG stopped him.

GG: Kite wait.

Kite: What is it?

GG: Don't get too close to Yuka ok?

Kite raised a questioning brow.

GG: I mean don't get too attached to this girl. Remember, this isn't your era so... you know. Keep your emotions in check.

Kite: Tori told you to keep an eye on me, didn't she?

GG didn't respond.

Kite: It figures.

The number hunter walked inside again and GG sighed.

GG: I just hope he'll be able to handle what's coming.

Then GG went back inside too.

Kite walked up to the girl who tested the functions on the duel runner.

Kite: Yuka.

The duelist with pigtails turned her head.

Yuka: Hey Kite. This baby works like a charm. All systems are operating without a hitch and its in peak condition.

Kite: That's good but I need to talk to you about something.

By the look on his face, Yuka could tell it had to be something serious so she shutdown the engine and went over to the bed to sit down.

Yuka: I'm all ears.

Kite: I said that I was here to help you but I didn't specify how. Basically, my mission is to help take down the government in Neo Domino City.

A bead of sweat traced its way down the side of Yuka's face.

Yuka: Take down the government?! But but... that's impossible... no its crazy! It's borderline suicidal! No one has been able to do that!

GG: Until now.

GG walked into the area.

GG: Mind if I take it from here Kite?

Kite: Go ahead.

GG cleared its throat.

GG: I am known as Glowing Guy or GG for short. I'm a great planner and expert in the art of strategy. With my help, the people of the land can be freed from the oppression of the Neo Domino Government. That means, when all this is over, I can guarantee no more Meklords, no more cyborgs, and no more government control.

Yuka: You can do all that?

GG: Ask Kite if you don't believe me.

Yuka looked to Kite for confirmation.

Kite: As much as I hate to admit it, GG has a knack for pulling off the impossible.

GG raised a finger.

GG: Also, I can pretty much move about as I please without interference.

GG vanished in a rainbow spark and reappeared behind Yuka on the bed.

GG: Like so.

Yuka looked over her shoulder surprised.

Yuka: Wow!? You can teleport too?!

GG: Yep. So what do you say Yuka? You in?

Yuka: I... I have to think about it.

GG: That's fine. I'll go meet up with the others in the meantime. See you guys in a little while.

GG saluted with two fingers and vanished in a rainbow spark.

Yuka: Kite.

Kite: What is it?

Yuka: How... how can I help take down the government?

Kite raised a questioning brow.

Yuka: I mean, I'm not special or anything. Heck I'm barely average when it comes to dueling. So how can I make a difference?

Yuka looked down and bit her thumb.

Kite: It's not about being special. It all comes down to whether you want to try or not.

Yuka: I know that but...

Yuka's hands had begun to shake and Kite noticed.

Kite: If you don't want to do this then that's fine. You can stay here out of harm's way while we handle things.

Yuka: No, its not that. I want to help. Its just...

Yuka trailed off while thinking hard about something. Kite could tell she wanted to say more.

Kite: Yuka?

Yuka: I want to know why it so important for you and your friends to come all the way here just to fight against a government that has nothing to do with you?

Kite: Its important because they took a colleague of ours. We're doing this for him.

Yuka: Can't GG just teleport there and get him back?

Kite: Unfortunately, there's some kind of machine there that prevents anyone from getting inside like that. Even if GG could do that and rescue him, they would just send more agents to track our colleague down like before. Our only option is to take them down once and for all.

Yuka: (It sounds like they're really determined to go through with this to save their friend. Maybe... just maybe...)

Yuka clenched her fists tight and looked the number hunter in the eye.

Yuka: I'll help fight.

Seeing her newfound determination, Kite asked...

Kite: This could be a one way trip and I can't guarantee you'll walk away unscathed. Are you sure?

Yuka: I am.

Kite: Good.

Yuka: But...

Kite raised a brow as Yuka twiddled with her index fingers.

Yuka: I think I need to sharpen my dueling skills a bit. Could you...?

Kite: Sure but we're playing the old fashioned way without duel disks. No need to waste energy.

Yuka nodded and the two used her matress as the playing field.

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Yuka pouted.

Yuka: Darn... I lost again. How does this keep happening?

Kite: You need to plan out your strategies instead of rushing plays.

Yuka narrowed her eyes.

Yuka: What are you trying to say? That I don't think?

Kite: If it looks like a Yuka and acts like a pheasant then yes.

Yuka: Keep talking and I'll show you how mean a pheasant can get.

Kite: Is that supposed to be a threat?

Yuka: Try me and find out.

The two have a staredown. Kite with his usual unintimidated glare and Yuka with her threatening narrowed eyes.

Kite: You play like a rookie who Dark Bribes a Jar of Greed.

Without warning, the Pheasant Duelist lunged high for Kite. A split second after, Kite countered by going low and wrapping his arms around her waist. Then he followed up by picking her up and slamming her sideways on the bed.

Yuka: Umph!

Kite: See? Rushing without a strategy.

Yuka: Who says I don't have a strategy?

Kite: Huh?

The girl with pigtails wrapped her legs around Kite's waist and rolled him over so that she could now be positioned on top of him. With a raised brow and a smirk Yuka commented...

Yuka: See? Strategy.

Faces mere inches apart, the two look each other deeply in the eyes and their expressions soften. Neither said a word to the other for nearly a minute.

Kite: I... think you proved your point.

Yuka: Yeah... I think so too.

GG: Ding dong! Guess whose back?

Hearing GG's voice Yuka immediately removed herself from off of Kite and the number hunter sat up. Taking a breath to calm their heartbeat, Yuka and Kite prepared themselves for the glowing guy. GG came in seconds later.

GG: GG is in the house! Oh?

GG looked to the bed and the floor around the bed.

GG: Why are all those cards on the floor?

Kite and Yuka looked around. They realized the cards were in fact on the floor. They exchanged looks for a brief moment and said simultaneously...

Kite: She did it.

Yuka: He did it.

Kite&Yuka: What? No I didn't. It was you.

Then they folded their arms and turned away from the other.

GG: Ok... So did you make up your mind Yuka?

Yuka: Oh.

Yuka looked to GG.

Yuka: Yeah, I'll help.

GG: That's great!

GG snapped its fingers and a door appeared behind it.

GG: I'll introduce you to the others and from there we'll fill you in on the details of my great plan. Also, bring your duel runner. I know you'll want to test it out.

Yuka: K.

GG proceeded to turn around and move through the door.

Kite moved off the bed and started to pick up the cards they accidently dropped on the floor. Yuka did the same as well. Occassionally they would pick up the other's card and hand it to him/her.

Kite: I think that's the last one.

Yuka: I don't see anymore either. Ready to go?

Kite nodded and helped her push the duel runner through the door.

Switching to the government facility of Neo Domino City...

Inside a lab of sorts, an individual with grey hair and red eyes was strapped down to a metal table by unbreakable metallic restraints. He growled in frustation as he tried to free himself.

Primo: GRRR...!!!!

???: Give up this pointless stuggle fugitive.

Primo: I don't take orders from you! You're just a puppet who can't think for... AAAAAAAGGHH!!!

Primo felt electricity course through his body as the woman with dark brown bangs and short cut hair touched Primo with the rod that was in her hand. After what felt like an eternity to the Meklord Duelist, the woman pulled the instrument off of him.

Primo: Ugh...

???: You are not allowed to speak unless authorized.

Primo turned his head to look at her before saying...

Primo: Screw... you... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHH!!!

Primo's body lit up like a Christmas Tree as the cold of eyes of the woman were locked on him. They showed no sign of warmth or care for what their owner was currently doing. Almost five minutes later, she removed the instrument.

Primo: ..................

Primo's body twitched as smoke issued from it. He was still conscious but barely. In the next moment, a metal door slid open and someone came walking in. Whoever it was wore a grey and white protective suit. Not only that, this individual had on a metal mask that displayed only the wearer's blue eyes. Also, his hair was hidden underneath the helmet that somehow connected to the mask.

???: Your services are suspended for the moment Eurea. Leave us.

Eurea turned and bowed slightly towards the robotic voiced stranger.

Eurea: As you command Counselor Zone.

She then left out of the room. The robotic voiced individual made his way over to the table and stopped a mere foot away.

Zone: ...

Primo barely got an eye open to look the masked Zone in the eyes.

Primo: Still... wearing that... stupid mask... I see.

Zone: It has been deemed necessary for you to survive.

Primo: I'm so... lucky.

Zone: However, you must be altered to suit our upcoming plan.

Primo: What plan?

Ignoring Primo's question, Zone mashed a button on the control device he held. Then, from the ceiling descended a series of tools and sharp whirring instruments. Primo looked from Zone to the metallic instruments.

Primo: (This is going to hurt like hell...)

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Coming out the other side of the door, Kite and Yuka found themselves in a old spacious room with a well-aged large round table in the middle. There was only one exit to the room, not counting the GG door. Sitting at that table in wornout chairs were The Supreme King, Kisuke, Raiden, and Chris. The four changed their focus to the latest arrivals.

GG: Everybody. Please say hello to our guest Yuka.

The four stood up and the Thunder God proceeded to bow sharply.

Raiden: I am Raiden. It is an honor to meet you.

Then Kisuke waved with a friendly smile.

Kisuke: The name's Kisuke. Hi.

Next Chris introduced himself by simply raising a hand from his folded arms and saying his first name.

Chris: Chris.

And last, with an intimidating gaze the Supreme King said without sounding friendly in the least...

Supreme King: Call me Supreme King.

Yuka waved with a nervous smile.

Yuka: Hello... (Wow, his eyes are scary!)

GG: Alright you guys. You can have a seat.

The group did as instructed. Yuka and Kite also found two empty seats to sit in. Then GG vanished in a rainbow spark and appeared on top of the table.

GG: I think its best that I start from the beginning so that we all can be on the same page. Phase 1 of operation "Take Down The Government" is disabling the control towers. Why? Because these structures currently broadcasts a signal originating from Neo Domino that controls all Meklords and cyborgs in the Satellite area. If we don't then, you can kiss any opportunity of getting into Neo Domino City goodbye.

Yuka: Excuse me but what control towers? I haven't seen any around here.

GG turned to face Yuka.

GG: There are 4 towers located on the far outskirts of Satellite to the south. The area deemed unliveable or B.A.D. No one has been there in years from what I could tell. But anywho, that's where you guys must go first in this plan. Got it?

Yuka nodded.

GG: Great. Moving on to Phase 2. We ride our way across the bridge to New Domino City. This will be difficult. As a matter of fact, it's almost suicidal. Cyborgs will be in large groups patrolling the highway connecting to the city. They are highly coordinated and very dangerous so we'll have to keep our guard up the whole time. From there, if we manage to get past the bridge to the city, we proceed by initiating Phase 3. This will be different from the previous two because the group will split into two. Group A which will consist of The Supreme King, Kite, and Yuka. Group B will consist of Kisuke, Raiden, and Chris. Group A, your assignment is to take down the Council. Group B, your assignment will be to find and rescue Primo. Any objections, comments, or questions?

Chris: I have one. Which group are you on?

GG: Group C.

Chris: Group C? You never said anything about there being three groups.

GG: That's because Group C is just a failsafe in case things go wrong. But I trust you guys so it's probably not necessary for the plan.

Raiden: I also have a question. When shall we start?

GG: Its up to you guys if you want to go right away. Although if you wanna practice your riding skills on a duel runner first, we can always do that and begin first thing tomorrow or another day.

Yuka: Are you sure about that? What about all the Meklords roaming around? If we ride out in the open they would try to come after us.

GG: Oh, I don't mean practice out there. I mean practice here.

Yuka: Here?

GG: Yep. You see, this is an underground base with its own underground track. Feel free to get in a few laps.

Yuka looked to her duel runner and an ecstatic smile had slowly spread across her face.

Sometime later...

Yuka: YEAH!!!

The girl with pig tails circled the underground well-lit track for the 19th going on 20th time. She lapped the others without a second thought.

Kisuke: That girl is on fire...!

Raiden: She certainly has a deep well of enthusiam for riding.

Chris: She acts like a kid visiting Disneyland for the first time.

Watching from the spectators' section, GG, The Supreme King, and Kite saw her blaze through the course like there was no tomorrow.

GG: What do you think Supreme King? Isn't she amazing?

Supreme King: She's not ready yet.

GG: Yeah, I think so too. What do you suggest?

Supreme King: A little pressure might help.

GG: You wanna do it?

Without another word, the Supreme King walked off.

GG: And what about you Kite-o? Wanna join in?

Kite didn't respond but continued staring at Yuka riding on the track.

GG: The Supreme King on his own would normally be a difficult challenge for anyone, and Yuka will grow a deal because of it. However, if its the two of you against her, she'll progress at an even faster rate. Wouldn't you rather she learn how to handle the intense pressure here over going out on the mission and dealing with it for the first time?

Kite: I already know all that but I'm not 100% right now. I can barely stand on my feet thanks to a run-in with a Meklord.

GG gave the number hunter standing next to him a once over. Kite was sweating a little but it was less noticable than before.

GG: Well why didn't you say so before? I would have sent you to the recovery room a lot sooner.

GG was about to snap its fingers but Kite interrupted.

Kite: Wait. Before you send me there...

GG raised a brow and Kite continued talking...

Sometimes later on the track, Yuka was still riding and pumped with vigour. Then all of a sudden, the Supreme King came riding up to the pigtailed girl on an all black duel runner with thin gold lines stretching around the bike. Yuka looked to her left and asked...

Yuka: Need something?

Supreme King: Prepare yourself. We're going to have a Turbo Duel.

She smirked.

Yuka: Sure.

In the next moment, Chris came riding up on his light blue duel runner and Yuka looked to her right.

Chris: I'm getting in on this so you two better bring your A-Game.

Yuka and the Supreme King nodded. Then the Speedworld 3 Program on their duel runners activated simultaneously and they proceeded to draw 5 cards each from their Decks.

Trio: Duel!

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Yuka: Lookout boys because I'm going first! I draw!

Yuka drew a card.

Yuka Speed Counters: 1 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 1 / Chris Speed Counters: 1

Yuka: I'm gonna open up my turn with The Lightning Quick Pheasant!

Computer: The Lightning Quick Pheasant. Tuner. Level 3, LIGHT Attribute, Winged Beast-Type, 1300 ATK and 500 DEF.

Yuka: Then I set one card facedown and end my turn.

Supreme King: I draw.

The Supreme King drew a card.

Yuka Speed Counters: 2 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 2 / Chris Speed Counters: 2

Supreme King: I activate the Spell Card V-Villainous Scheme.

Computer: V-Villainous Scheme. Normal Spell Card.

Supreme King: This card allows me to search out a level 3 or lower "Evil HERO" monster in my Deck and add it to my hand. I choose Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy.

Computer: Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy. Level 2, DARK Attribute, Fiend-Type, 300 ATK and 600 DEF.

Supreme King: Since my field is void of Monster Cards, I can Special Summon it without penalty. Then, I'll sacrifice it in order to Tribute Summon Evil HERO Dark Nemesis.

Computer: Evil HERO Dark Nemeses. Level 5, WIND Attribute, Fiend-Type, 2100 ATK and 1000 DEF.

A monster whose body was half transparent and half black mist formed onto the Supreme King's side of the field. It wore a gold metal guantlet over its transparent hand which held fast its fencing sabre. It also had a gold mask over its entire face and a knee high gold metal boot on its transparent right foot. Besides that, the monster had a wing protruding out the back of its mist side.

Supreme King: I set two cards to end my turn. But before that, the effect of Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy activates. Because he was sacrificed to Summon an "Evil HERO" this turn, I'm allowed to draw 1 card.

Chris placed two fingers on top of his deck.

Chris: Here goes nothing. I draw!

Yuka Speed Counters: 3 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 3 / Chris Speed Counters: 3

Chris: Come on out Cyberdramon.

Computer: Cyberdramon. Level 4. DARK Attribute, Machine-type, 1900 ATK and 0 DEF.

Chris: Now take out Yuka's monster.

Cyberdramon motioned towards The Lightning Quick Pheasant.

Yuka: Sorry, but I play my Trap Card Pheasants Got Your Back!

Computer: Pheasants Got Your Back. Normal Trap.

Chris: So what does that do?

Yuka: By discarding a "Pheasant" monster from my hand, one face-up "Pheasant" monster I control gains ATK equal to half the ATK of the monster I ditched.

Computer: The Drifting Tornado Pheasant was discarded to Yuka's Graveyard. Level 6. WIND Attribute, Winged Beast-type, 2100 ATK and 1300 DEF.

Supreme King: Actually...

Yuka and Chris shift their attention to the Supreme King.

Supreme King: I counter your Trap with one of my own. Go Negative Influence.

Computer: Negative Influence. Counter Trap.

Supreme King: When a card is activated that would boost the power of a monster, this card changes the gain to a loss equal to the same amount instead.

Computer: The Lightning Quick Pheasant's ATK decreases to 250.

Yuka: What?!

Cyberdramon ripped Yuka's monster apart.

Computer: Yuka's Life Points falls to 2350.

Yuka: Ugh!

Yuka swerved a bit but maintained control.

Chris: Hey.

Supreme King: What?

Chris: I didn't ask for your help.

Supreme King: I don't recall saying that I was.

Chris eyed him silently for a few seconds before focusing on his turn again.

Chris: I place a card facedown and end my turn.

Yuka bit her lip as she glared at the Supreme King.

Yuka: (He's gonna pay for that!) I draw!

Yuka drew a card.

Yuka Speed Counters: 4 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 4 / Chris Speed Counters: 4

She glanced at the card she drew and smirked.

Yuka: I activate the Spell Card Natural Born Pheasant!

Computer: Natural Born Pheasant. Normal Spell.

Yuka: Thanks to its effect, I can Special Summon 1 level 4 or lower "Pheasant" monster from my hand. Say hello to The Scolding Summer Pheasant!

Computer: The Scolding Summer Pheasant. Level 3, FIRE Attribute, Winged Beast-type, 1200 ATK and 400 DEF.

Yuka: Next, I Summon The Horrid Rogue Pheasant.

Computer: The Horrid Rogue Pheasant. Tuner. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Winged Beast-type, 1100 ATK and 1900 DEF.

Chris: Two weak monsters? You're gonna have to do better than that.

Yuka: Trust me. I'm just getting started.

Chris: Is that so?

Yuka: Yep.

Yuka extended a hand high.

Yuka: I tune my level 4 The Horrid Rogue Pheasant with my level 3 The Scolding Summer Pheasant in order to Synchro Summon The Roaring Chimera Pheasant!

Computer: The Roaring Chimera Pheasant. Synchro, Level 7, EARTH Winged Beast-type, 2200 ATK and 1400 DEF.

Chris: (That's not good...)

Yuka: Guess what? The effect of the Horrid Rogue Pheasant and The Scolding Summer Pheasant activates in my Graveyard. First, the Scolding Summer Pheasant will deal 800 Effect Damage to one of you because it was used as Synchro Material for a "Pheasant" monster. Here's to lookin at you golden eyes.

A twister of fire circled the Supreme King and burnt away some of his Life Points.

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points falls 3200.

The Supreme King showed no signs of being fazed by the damage.

Yuka: Second, because The Horrid Rogue Pheasant was also used as Synchro Material for a "Pheasant" monster, it automatically lowers the ATK of all monsters by 800, except "Pheasant" monsters.

Computer: Cyberdramon's ATK lowers to 1100 and Evil HERO Dark Nemises' ATK lowers to 1300.

Yuka: The Roaring Chimera Pheasant, show Evil HERO Dark Nemises what you're made of!

The monster flew high above the track and dived down to strike.

Supreme King: I play the Trap Card Vicious Cycle.

Computer: Vicious Cycle. Continuous Trap.

Yuka: Vicious Cycle? What does...

The Roaring Chimera Pheasant destroyed the Supreme King's Evil HERO Dark Nemises.

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points falls to 2300 and Yuka's Life Points falls to 1450.

Yuka: Ugh! What in the world?! How did I take damage!?

Supreme King: Due to Vicious Cycle, because you attacked an "Evil HERO" monster on my field and inflicted battle damage to my Life Points, you also received the same amount of damage.

Yuka: You know you're getting on my nerves. I'm done with my turn.

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Kisuke and Raiden made their way over to GG in the spectator's section.

Kisuke: Those three are going at it huh?

Raiden: Indeed.

GG turned its head while snacking on the bucket of popcorn in its lap.

GG: You guys done *munch* racing the track?

Kisuke: I'm not one for riding for long periods unless I have to.

Raiden: Also, its best that they have the track to themselves so that we don't interrupt their duel.

GG: You guys are more *munch* than welcome to sit here and *munch* watch with me.

Kisuke: Don't mind if I do.

Kisuke sat down in the seat next to GG and reached into it's popcorn bucket before popping up a piece into air, then letting it fall into his mouth. Raiden took the seat next to him.

GG: Want some Ray-Ray?

Raiden: Thank you, but no.

Supreme King: My turn. I draw.

The Supreme King drew a card.

Yuka Speed Counters: 5 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 5 / Chris Speed Counters: 5

Supreme King: I Summon Evil HERO Ravenous Scythe and activate his Special Effect.

Computer: Evil HERO Ravenous Scythe. Level 3, EARTH Attribute, Fiend-Type, 1400 ATK and 700 DEF.

Supreme King: When this card is Summoned, I can add Dark Fusion from the Deck or Graveyard to my hand. Then, I'll activate it.

The Supreme King proceeded to take Evil HERO Ravenous Scythe on his field and a monster in his hand before sending them directly to the Graveyard.

Supreme King: With the powers of darkness I merge Evil Hero Ravenous Scythe with Neo-Spacian Grand Mole to create Evil HERO Dark Gaia.

Computer: Neo-Spacian Grand Mole. Level 3, EARTH Attribute, Rock-Type, 900 ATK and 300 DEF.

Computer: Evil HERO Dark Gaia. Fusion. Level 8, EARTH Attribute, Fiend-Type, 2300 ATK and 0 DEF.

Supreme King: Thanks to Dark Gaia's powers, his ATK points is equal to the combined original ATK of its materials putting it at a grand total of 2300.

Yuka gulped as she sweatdropped.

Supreme King: Evil HERO Dark Gaia, attack Cyberdramon.

Yuka let out a sigh of relief.

Chris: I use the effect of Dracomon in my hand.

Computer: Chris discards Dracomon to the Graveyard. Dracomon Level 3, FIRE Attribute, Dragon-Type, 1000 ATK and 0 DEF.

Chris: By sending it to the Graveyard, I can prevent a member of "Team Blue Flare" from being destroyed by battle this round.

Supreme King: True, but you'll still take damage.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 3600.

Supreme King: I end my turn by placing a card facedown.

Chris: Here comes my turn again. I draw.

Chris draws a card.

Yuka Speed Counters: 6 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 6 / Chris Speed Counters: 6

Chris: During the Standby Phase I play my Trap Digi-Reload.

Computer: Digi-Reload. Continuous Trap.

Chris: And then its effect kicks in during that same phase to let me add a "Digimon" monster from the Graveyard to my hand by getting rid of a card in my hand.

Computer: Chris adds Dracomon from the Graveyard to his hand after sending a card from his hand the Graveyard.

Chris: Then, I'll reveal a Spell Card in my hand to use Speed World's first effect.

Computer: Chris reveals Polymerization and pays 3 Speed Counters.

Chris: Take 500 points of damage Supreme King.

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points falls to 1800.

Chris: But I'm not gonna stop there. I'll use the same effect to hit you again.

Computer: Chris reveals the same card and pays 3 more Speed Counters. The Supreme King's Life Points falls to 1300.

Chris: Now I'll use Polymerization to Fuse Dracomon and Cyberdramon. Welcome to the field Cyberdracomon!

Computer: Cyberdracomon. Fusion. Level 6, FIRE Attribute, Machine-Type, 2300 ATK and 1000 DEF.

Yuka once again sweatdropped as Chris looked between his competition before making up his mind.

Chris: Cyberdracomon, attack Evil HERO Dark Gaia!

Supreme King: You must not see that both of our monsters have the same ATK strength and will perish.

Chris: I can see just fine. I also know that Cyberdracomon can't be destroyed in battle once a turn.

Supreme King: !

Cyberdracomon and Evil HERO Dark Gaia clashed bringing up a cloud of smoke. Each turbo duelist felt the impact and swerved a bit. When the dust settled, Chris' monster stood tall and so did Evil HERO Dark Gaia.

Yuka: (It survived?!)

Chris: What the...

Chris turned to the Supreme King.

Chris: How come your monster wasn't destroyed?

Supreme King: Simple. By removing Evil HERO Dark Nemesis in my Graveyard from play, Dark Gaia is allowed to live through one battle.

Chris: Slick move. I'm done with my turn.

Yuka: (Cmon deck. Give me something good.) Here goes nothing. I draw!

Yuka drew a card.

Yuka Speed Counters: 7 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 7 / Chris Speed Counters: 1

A smile spread wide on her face.

Yuka: I Summon The Dazzling Sunshine Pheasant!

Computer: The Dazzling Sunshine Pheasant. Tuner. Level 1, LIGHT Attribute, Winged Beast-type, 0 ATK and 800 DEF.

Supreme King: Hm?

Chris: Is that a...

Yuka: If you're about to say Tuner then yep. Now its time to put my monsters to good use.

Yuka raised her hand up high and her monsters soared high into the air as The Dazzling Sunshine Pheasant transformed into a level ring that circled around The Roaring Chimera Pheasant who exploded in a flash of light of seven orbs through the center of that ring.

Yuka: Clustering bonds will create a new hope. Become the light that overcomes darkness! I Synchro Summon... Stardust Dragon!

After the flash had dissipated, Stardust Dragon roared loudly as it flapped its wings overhead.

Computer: Stardust Dragon. Synchro. Level 8, WIND Attribute, 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF.

At the same time at the government facility of Neo Domino City. In a room that gave off the impression of being in the midst of a galaxy with many twinkling stars, planets, and space debris, Zone sat in his throne-like chair while staring at a holographic map with a blinking red dot pinpointed to a precise location. Next to his chair stood Eurea, whose eyes were also fixed on the map.

Zone: The Dragon card is now active. It is only a matter of time before they act.

Eurea: Would you like to dispatch the Meklords to it's location?

Zone: No. We will wait until they make a move first.

Back to the Turbo Duel between Yuka, Chris, and the Supreme King...

Yuka: Go Stardust Dragon. Attack Cyberdracomon with Cosmic Flare!

Stardust Dragon's mouth radiated cosmic energy.

Chris: Big deal. My monster cant be destroyed in battle once a turn and I'll only take 200 points of damage.

Yuka: Actually, it won't survive.

Chris: What do you mean it wont survive?

Yuka: Because The Dazzling Sunshine Pheasant was used for a Synchro Summon, any monster that battles that Synchro Monster will have its effects negated.

Chris: !

Stardust fired out a deadly beam of energy at Chris' monster covering it from head to toe.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 3400.

The Supreme King raised a brow as he looked up.

Supreme King: Hm?

Chris: Wait a second...

Chris focused his gaze at the smoke as it cleared away. Then he turned to look at Yuka.

Chris: Hey! I thought you said my monster was gonna get destroyed?

Yuka looked up and muttered to herself.

Yuka: What in the world is going on...

The Supreme King viewed the screen on his duel runner.

Supreme King: ...................Yuka.

The Pheasant Duelist shifted her attention to him.

Supreme King: You might want to examine the effect of your Tuner monster.

Yuka nodded before looking at the screen on her duel runner while reading aloud the effect.

Yuka: "Any monster that battles the 'Pheasant' Synchro Monster that uses this card as Synchro Material will have its effects negated." Aw crap!

Chris: Mind telling me what's wrong?

Yuka: I'm so used to running "Pheasant" monsters that I totally forgot that most of my Tuner effects only work when I Synchro Summon a "Pheasant" monster.

Yuka facepalmed.

Supreme King: And Stardust Dragon clearly isn't one.

Chris sweatdropped with narrow eyes.

Chris: (That's embarrassing...)

Yuka sighed heavily.

Yuka: That's it for my turn...

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Supreme King: It is my turn. I draw.

The Supreme King drew a card and looked at it.

Yuka Speed Counters: 8 / Supreme King Speed Counters: 8 / Chris Speed Counters: 2

Supreme King: I use the effect of Speed World to draw a card.

Computer: The Supreme King reveals L-Livid Return and pays 6 Speed Counters. Then he drew one card.

After taking a look at the card he drew...

Supreme King: I activate L-Livid Return.

Computer: L-Livid Return. Normal Spell.

Supreme King: Thanks to this card, I can Special Summon 1 "Evil HERO" from my Graveyard with its effects negated. I choose Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy.

Computer: Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy. Level 2, DARK Attribute, Fiend-Type, 300 ATK and 600 DEF.

Supreme King: Next, I will sacrifice him in order to Tribute Summon Evil HERO Malicious Edge.

Computer: Evil HERO Malicious Edge. Level 7, EARTH Attribute, Fiend-Type, 2600 ATK and 1800 DEF.

Yuka: Hold on. I thought every monster that's level 7 and higher takes 2 tributes.

Supreme King: Due to Evil HERO Malicious Edge's effect, if my opponent controls a monster, I can choose to use only one.

Yuka: Oh...

Supreme King: Now Evil HERO Malicious Edge, attack Stardust Dragon.

The monster who the Supreme King ordered to attack released glowing red sharp projectiles piercing into Stardust Dragon destroying it altogether.

Computer: Yuka's Life Points falls to 1350.

Yuka: Ugh!

The Supreme King extended his hand forward.

Supreme King: Its your turn Evil HERO Dark Gaia.

The monster flapped its wings and soon after sharp stones shot out finishing off the rest of Yuka's Life Points.

Computer: Yuka's Life Points falls to 0.

Yuka: Agh!!!

The Pheasant duelist's turbo duel system went offline.

Yuka: Can't believe I got put out first! I was supposed kick butt and win!

She let out a frustrated sigh.

Yuka: Now I gotta go face Kite and hear how much I suck...

She pulled off the track to let the last two turbo duelists finish.

Supreme King: I place one card facedown and end my turn. But before the end of the turn, Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy allows me to draw a card because he was sacrificed to Tribute Summon an "Evil HERO" monster. Your move.

Chris: Here goes! I draw!

Supreme King Speed Counters: 3 / Chris Speed Counters: 3

Chris looked at the card he drew for a second before turning to the field.

Chris: During my Standby Phase, I use the effect of Digi-Reload again to add a "Digimon" monster from my Graveyard to my hand. I choose Dracomon again.

Computer: Chris adds Dracomon from the Graveyard to his hand after sending a card from his hand the Graveyard.

Chris: Now that I have some insurance, I'm going to attack Evil HERO Dark Gaia with Cyberdracomon!

As Chris' dragon began its assault...

Supreme King: I play my facedown De-Fusion!

Computer: De-Fusion. Quickplay Spell.

The moment Chris saw the card he sweatdropped.

Supreme King: Thanks to this card, a Fusion Monster on the field returns to the Extra Deck. I chose Cyberdracomon.

Computer: Cyberdracomon returned to Chris' Extra Deck.

With raised brows, Kisuke commented.

Kisuke: Talk about getting the short end of the stick.

Raiden nodded with folded arms.

Chris: (Alright. So my monster is gone. Its not the end of the world.) I set one monster facedown. Your turn.

The Supreme King drew a card and glanced at it for a second before focusing on the field.

Supreme King Speed Counters: 4 / Chris Speed Counters: 4

Supreme King: Evil HERO Malicious Edge, attack that facedown monster.

After Evil HERO Malicious Edge dished out glowing red sharp projectiles, Chris monster revealed itself to be Bombmon before being hit.

Computer: Bombmon. Level 1, FIRE Attribute, Machine-type, 300 ATK and 300 DEF.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 1100 before his monster is destroyed.

Chris swerved before asking...

Chris: Ugh! How the heck did I take damage!?

Supreme King: Evil HERO Malicious Edge can inflict Battle Damage even if your monster is defending.

Chris: Fine. I'll use the effect of Bombmon. When its destroyed, you take 300 points of damage.

Computer: The Supreme King's Life Points falls to 1000.

Chris: And that's not all. I can also call out another copy of it from my Deck in Defense Mode.

Computer: Bombmon is Special Summoned to Chris' side of the field from the Deck.

Chris: Sorry, but you won't beat me that easy.

Supreme King: That's what you think.

Chris: Huh?

Supreme King: Evil HERO Dark Gaia, attack and use your Special Effect.

As soon as Evil HERO Dark Gaia attacked, Chris' Bombmon changed into Attack Position. Then it was hit hard with a rain of sharp stones.

Chris: Ugh!

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 0.

 


Below are some cards I used in the duel. The effects might not be right or listed so don't pay too much attention to that.

 

 

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After the duel was finished, Yuka made it over to where GG, Raiden, and Kisuke were sitting. She had her head down in shame.

GG: Hey Yuka. You were really great out there.

Yuka: You don't have to butter me up GG... I know I sucked...

She let out a sigh.

GG: You did?

The glowing guy looked to the guys sitting at its left.

GG: Did she look like she sucked out there guys?

Kisuke: Not from what I could see.

Raiden: I saw nothing worthy of shame.

She lifted her head up a tad bit curious.

Yuka: You think so?

GG: Yep.

Kisuke: Absolutely.

Raiden: Very much.

A smile tugged at the corner of her mouth.

Yuka: Thanks guys.

The sitting trio nodded and Yuka looked around.

Yuka: Um... where's Kite?

GG: Probably out getting you another gift.

She blinked in confusion.

Yuka: He... is? Why?

GG shrugged.

GG: I don't know. 'Is' there a reason why he would want to get you a gift Yuka?

Now even more confused but yet feeling a little pressured by the implications of GG's question, Yuka asked back...

Yuka: What makes you think I would know the answer to that?

GG: You two were spending some time alone together in your little hideout so...

Yuka's face heated up and she looked away.

Yuka: I uh... don't know why he would um... do that...

Even though her mouth had said that, her mind was thinking back to the moments before GG walked in on them with cards scattered about the hideout. Kisuke and GG exchanged smirks with each other before looking to the embarrassed Yuka again.

GG: Are you sure?

The Pheasant Duelist turned her back to the three before saying...

Yuka: Yeah, but I'm uh... gonna get in a few more laps ok?

She ran off before GG could pry some more. Kisuke reached into GG's popcorn bucket and scooped up a handful.

Kisuke: That was interesting.

GG: To be young and like a puppy. Don't you just love it?

As Yuka zoomed around the track, the Supreme King made his way over and sat on the other side of GG.

GG: Had fun?

Supreme King: What do you think?

GG: I think you need to do me one more favor for today.

Supreme King: Is it another duel?

GG: Nope. But don't worry about it for now. I'll tell you later.

The glowing guy gestured the bucket towards the Supreme King.

GG: Popcorn?

The Supreme King looked down and analyzed the contents of the bucket like it could potentially be poisoned. After a few seconds, he stated...

Supreme King: I assume its not kettle corn.

GG: Its not.

Reaching into the bucket, the Supreme King grabbed a handful and ate one piece at a time.

Later that night, GG appeared inside the room Kite was currently residing in. The number hunter noticed it right away from the wall he was sitting against.

GG: Feeling better?

The former number hunter stood up and made his way over to GG.

Kite: Something like that.

GG: I know you'll feel much better once you get into bed.

GG snapped its finger and a door manifested nearby.

Kite was about to go through it but GG stepped in front of him.

Kite: Is there a problem?

GG: Yep.

Kite: I'm listening.

GG: Yuka may or may not expect a gift from you.

Kite: Let me guess. You may or may not have suggested it to her.

GG: Something like that.

Kite: I hope you have something in mind because I don't have anything to give her.

GG snapped its fingers and Kite suddenly felt something weigh down inside his coat pocket.

Kite: Hm?

Kite reached into his pocket and pulled out a decorated box with a red bow on top.

Kite: What's in this box?

GG: And spoil all the fun? I think not Kite-o.

Not liking this one bit, Kite decided to deal with it when the time came.

Kite: Any other surprises I should know about?

GG: Just the one.

Then the two made their way through the door and appeared in a hallway of the hideout. Kite looked both ways and asked...

Kite: Where is she?

GG: Two doors down to the right.

Kite motioned towards the door.

GG: And remember. Don't get too close to her.

The former number hunter didn't respond as he approached the door. GG didn't stick around and it vanished in a rainbow spark. When Kite got to the door he knocked three times with his knuckles.

Kite: Yuka.

No response came so he tried knocking a little harder.

Kite: Yuka.

Still no response.

Kite then pressed the button on the side of the door and it slid open. Kite stepped inside. Right after shifting his eyes away from the couch, he saw covers. And protruding out of the end of the covers was a head belonging to the person he was looking for. Apparently, Yuka was sleeping.

Kite: (Sound asleep.)

Kite looked over to the small nightstand next to the bed and pulled out the box before setting it down. Right after that, he quietly made his way out the room. When the door had closed, Yuka muttered in her sleep...

Yuka: Please don't leave me Kite... I'm sorry for not telling you the truth...

Sometime later, in Chris' room...

Chris: What did you say!?

Supreme King: You heard me.

Chris: I am not weak!

Supreme King: Yes you are. You're just too blind to see it.

Chris growled.

Supreme King: I could tell from the Turbo Duel that you're pathetic. I took out Yuka first because she was much more of a threat than you. In fact, she was the only threat on the track.

Chris: Shut up!

Supreme King: Why? Because the truth hurts doesn't it? Kite was right when he said that you would only slow us down.

The Supreme King turned to face the exit.

Supreme King: Do us all a favor and stay out of the way.

He left the room. As soon as the door slid shut, Chris punched the wall.

Chris: Grr!!! I'll show him whose weak!

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The next day...

???: Kite.

The sleeping number hunter could feel someone rocking him gently back and forth in his sleep.

Kite: Ugh...

???: Kite. Kiiiite.

His eyes slowly came open to be greeted by the face of a smiling Yuka.

Kite: Yuka... What is it?

Yuka: I got your gift.

Still a little tired and not thinking clearly, Kite responded with a...

Kite: What...

In the next moment, Yuka pulled the covers off of him without warning. This made the number hunter blink in shock.

Yuka: C'mon! I want to test out the cards you gave me!

Kite: Cards?

Yuka: Yeah cards. The same ones that was in the box on my nightstand. Now come on and lets go duel!

She grabbed him by the wrist and pulled him to his feet. As fatigue somehow left him all at once, Kite finally was able to remember the gift. While Yuka pulled him towards the room's exit...

Kite: Wait Yuka.

Yuka stopped but still had his wrist in her hand.

Yuka: What's wrong?

Kite: I need to clean myself up first.

Yuka: Really? Can't you just wait until after the duel?

The number hunter gave her a serious look and she sighed in defeat.

Yuka: Fine... but don't take too long or I'm gonna bust in and drag you out.

The pheasant duelist walked out of the room so that Kite could take care of business. The whole time he was in there, she paced back and forth in front of his door.

Yuka: (How long is he gonna take? Its been what? 10, 15 minutes? I can get ready in half that time!)

She waited and waited and waited and waited. By the way, did I mention that she waited? And so, with her patience running out, Yuka made up her mind.

Yuka: (That's it! He's taking too long! Time to take matters into my own hands!)

The pheasant duelist pressed the button on the side of the door and it slid open. When it did, Yuka marched inside the room and made her way to the bathing room door. She mashed the button on the side without a second thought. As soon as it came open...

Yuka: What's the hold up Ki...

Her voice trailed off upon seeing Kite's exposed upper back. The number hunter let out an exasperated sigh before looking back over his shoulder with an annoyed look.

Kite: You couldn't wait ten minutes? At least give me a minute to put my shirt on.

Without thinking, Yuka walked towards him as if she were in a trance.

Kite: Yuka?

When she had reached him, the girl with pigtails lifted her hand before tracing her fingers over the many scars and marks covering Kite's backside.

Kite: What are you...

Yuka: Where did these come from?

Kite: ...

Yuka looked from the scars and marks to lock in on his eyes.

Yuka: Did these come from the Meklord that attacked me?

Kite: Yuka...

Yuka shook her head in an attempt to steel herself.

Yuka: Tell me the truth. Did these come from when you protected me yesterday?

Kite: Only the new ones.

Yuka: New ones?

Kite looked away.

Kite: I'd rather not talk about the past if you don't mind.

Yuka let her hand fall.

Yuka: Ok. But does the ones from yesterday still hurt?

Kite: No.

Yuka smiled.

Yuka: Good. Now hurry up and get dressed! Its not polite to keep a girl waiting!

The number hunter grabbed his shirt before turning to face her.

Kite: And its not polite to barge in on someone while they're getting dressed.

Yuka: Well I um...

She tried to think up something to retort but couldn't think of anything. Then Yuka started poking him in the chest repeatedly with a finger while staring heatedly into his eyes. Through gritted teeth she ordered...

Yuka: Just hurry up so I can duel you...!

Kite stared at her silently for a few seconds before asking...

Kite: Why are you poking my chest?

Yuka: Because I'm mad...!

Kite: At me or yourself?

Yuka: I don't know...!

Kite took hold of her hand before she had a chance to poke him again. Yuka was a little startled by how quick it was.

Kite: Until you figure that out, I need to put my shirt on.

Then he let go and slid his shirt on over his head. Unknown to him, Yuka noticed how "in shape" he was in the upper body region. Right after, Kite grabbed his jacket and slid it on one arm at a time. As soon as it was on, Yuka saw witnessed the colors of it shift to a darker shade.

Yuka: What the...?

Kite: What is it?

Yuka: The colors of your jacket... why did they turn darker?

Kite: That falls under the category of my past.

The girl with pigtails narrowed her eyes at him as Kite made his way past her.

Yuka: Geez... Is there anything you can tell me about yourself? I barely know anything beyond you using a "Pseudo" deck.

Kite stopped at the door.

Kite: I come from a place called Heartland City. It exists on the other side of this reality.

With that said, Kite made his way out.

Yuka: Heartland City? Reality? Hey wait!

Yuka scrambled out the door after him.

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Making their way to where the track was...

Yuka: C'mon Kite. Tell me more about your hometown.

Kite: Its depressing.

A little let down, Yuka responded with...

Yuka: That's it? I could of guessed that by the way you act. What else?

Kite: We don't have Turbo Duels there.

Yuka: Seriously?! That is depressing. Its no wonder you're grumpy all the time.

Kite: I'm not grumpy.

Yuka: Yes you are.

Kite: Not I'm not.

Yuka: Yes you are.

Kite: If I'm grumpy then you're hyperactive.

Taken aback, the Pheasant Duelist said...

Yuka: I am not hyperactive!

Kite: Yes you are.

Yuka: Am not.

Kite: Yes you are.

Yuka: No, I'm not!

Kite: You just can't see it because you never take the time to think.

Yuka: What was that!?

She growled while staring heatedly at the number hunter's face.

Coming down the hall, the two happened to spot Raiden.

Yuka: Let's ask Raiden! I bet he'll prove you wrong!

Kite: Fine.

Upon meeting up with the Thunder God...

Yuka: Hey Raiden.

Raiden: Hello miss Yuka. Is there something wrong?

Yuka: No. I just have question and I was hoping you can help us.

Raiden: I am all ears.

Yuka: According to Mr. Grumpy *points to Kite with a thumb* right here...

Kite: I'm not grumpy.

Yuka: As I was saying, Mr. Grumpy...

Kite gave her a glare.

Yuka: ... thinks I'm hyperactive. But I don't think I am. Is that true?

The thunder god folded his arms and rubbed his chin in thought.

Raiden: Hm... I admit that you are a high spirited individual.

Yuka turned to face Kite with a "told you so kind" of look but the number hunter looked away.

Raiden: However...

The two shifted their attention back to Raiden as he went on.

Raiden: I suppose that one could surmise hyperactive as well.

Kite: Told you.

Yuka fumed silently for a few seconds before saying...

Yuka: Well...!

She pointed at the number hunter.

Yuka: What about him? Don't you think he's grumpy?

Raiden looked to Kite and resumed his thinking posture.

Raiden: Hm... I believe he is restrained.

The pheasant duelist raised a brow.

Yuka: That's all?

Raiden: Perhaps a little overbearing.

Kite: What? I am?

Raiden: When it comes to dueling, you tend to think yourself more capable than most. Even those you've never had the privilege of seeing in action. This could lead to trouble if you are not careful. I would advise you to not treat others as if they were dirt beneath your feet. Now if you will excuse me.

Raiden took his leave away from the two. Kite remained silent as Yuka smirked in satisfaction.

Yuka: Hear that Kite? Overbearing. That's way worse than grumpy.

The number hunter remained silent and Yuka noticed.

Yuka: Kite? Are you okay?

She waved a hand in his face and he proceeded to move forward. Yuka watched him walk feeling a little concerned until she realized he was getting away.

Yuka: Hey! Wait up!

She bolted after him.

Later while they were on the track, Kisuke approached GG in the spectator's section.

Kisuke: Hey GG.

The glowing guy turned its head.

GG: Need something?

Kisuke: Have you seen Chris around?

GG: Not since yesterday. Why?

Kisuke: I think he's missing. I looked all over the place and couldn't find him.

GG: Really?

Kisuke nodded.

GG looked to the Supreme King sitting next to him.

GG: Have you seen Chris today S.K.?

Supreme King: I haven't seen him since our talk last night.

GG raised a brow.

GG: You talked with Chris?

Supreme King: I did.

GG: About what?

Supreme King: About how pathetic he is as a duelist and that he would slow us down on our mission.

Kisuke's mouth came open with a frown.

Kisuke: That's not nice.

The Supreme King directed his gaze to Kisuke.

Supreme King: Its not my job to be nice.

The man with the bucket shaped hat smiled.

Kisuke: Easy there. Wasn't trying to rile your feathers. I was just stating an observation is all.

The Supreme King changed his focus to the track. Then GG looked to Kisuke.

GG: You thinking what I'm thinking?

Kisuke: Chris might have gone off on his own?

GG: Yep. Any ideas where?

Kisuke: I have one, but I'm hoping I might be wrong.

Meanwhile, riding down an old road of a wasteland on a blue duel runner...

Chris: (I'll show him who's pathetic! Right after I disable those towers, him and that other jerk will have no choice but to see that I'm better than them!)

As Chris approached the first tower, a cloaked figure stood atop the metal structure watching him make his way there. After a minute or two, Chris came to the tower and parked his ride. Whoever was watching walked away as the blonde boy made his way inside. When the doors came open, Chris noticed that there was a set of doors at the far end of the area.

Chris: (That's probably an elevator.)

He sauntered towards the doors. However halfway across the room, those doors slid open and out stepped someone in a cloak. Chris stopped right away as the individual closed the distance between them.

SN100: I am Tower Guard SN100 You are trespassing. Leave at once or I will be forced to take action.

Chris: Like that's gonna happen. I've come here to do one thing and that's to shut this place down for good.

SN100: You've been warned.

SN100 pulled back his hood to reveal a teenage boy. The crown of his head was all metal and over his eyes was a purple visor. Then SN100 raised his arm and a duel disk appeared from a distortion.

Chris: (This must one those cyborgs I've been hearing about.) If the only way to get past you is by dueling you then you're on.

Chris activated his duel disk. Then the two drew 5 cards each.

Both: Duel!

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Chris: I'll go first. I draw!

Chris drew a card.

Chris: I activate Future Fusion. 

Computer: Future Fusion. Continuous Spell.

Chris: By sending Metalgreymon's Fusion Materials from my Deck to the Graveyard now, I can Fusion Summon it later.

Computer: Greymon and Mailbirdramon are sent from Chris' Deck to the Graveyard.

Chris: Then I set a monster facedown with two other cards. That's it for now.

SN100: Draw.

SN100 drew a card.

SN100: I activate a Spell, Everliving Underworld Cannon.

Computer: Everliving Underworld Cannon. Continuous Spell.

SN100: I activate another Spell, Call of the Mummy.

Computer: Call of the Mummy. Continuous Spell.

SN100: I have no monsters on my field. This let's me activate the effect of Call of the Mummy to Special Summon a Zombie-Type monster from my hand face-up. I Summon Patrician of Darkness in Attack Mode.

Computer: Patrician of Darkness. Level 5, DARK Attribute, Zombie-Type, 2000 ATK and 1400 DEF.

SN100: Because a Zombie-type monster was Special Summoned to my field, Everliving Underworld Cannon activates. Now you take 800 Damage.

Chris shielded his face with an arm as a mist skeleton head shot out from the Continuous Spell and passed through him.

Computer: Chris' Life Points fell to 7200.

SN100: I Summon Pyramid Turtle.

Computer: Pyramid Turtle. Level 4, EARTH Attribute, Zombie-Type, 1200 ATK and 1400 DEF.

SN100: Patrician of Darkness, attack.

Chris' facedown revealed itself to be Bombmon.

Computer: Bombmon is destroyed. Bombmon. Level 1, FIRE Attribute, Machine-type, 300 ATK and 300 DEF.

Chris: Thanks for that. You activated the effect of Bombmon. When it's destroyed, you get hit with 300 points of damage.

Computer: SN100's Life Points falls to 7700.

Chris: And that's not all. I can Special Summon another copy of it from my Deck in Defense Mode.

Computer: Bombmon is Special Summoned to Chris' side of the field from the Deck.

SN100: Pyramid Turtle, attack.

Chris: Get ready for a repeat.

Computer: Bombmon is destroyed, SN100's Life Points falls to 7400, and another Bombmon is Special Summoned to Chris' side of the field from the Deck.

SN100: I set one card facedown in the Spell and Trap Card Zone. Your turn.

Chris: Here goes. I draw!

Chris drew a card.

Chris: During the Standby Phase, I play the trap Digi-Reload.

Computer: Digi-Reload. Continuous Trap.

Chris: Thanks to this card, I can pickup a "Digimon" monster from the Graveyard in exchange for tossing a card from my hand. I choose Mailbirdramon.

Computer: Chris adds Mailbirdramon from the Graveyard to his hand after sending a card from his hand to the Graveyard.

Chris: Next, I tribute Bombmon in order to bring it out front and center.

Computer: Mailbirdramon. Level 6, WIND Attribute, Machine-Type, 2300 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Chris: And since I was able to Summon it, I can Special Summon Greymon from the Graveyard.

Computer: Greymon. Level 5, EARTH Attribute, Dinosaur type, 2000 ATK and 100 DEF.

Chris: Now Mailbirdramon, attack his Patrician of Darkness!

Just as the Digimon geared to attack, SN100 directed his eyes to his Pyramid Turtle and right after, Chris' attacking monster switched targets.

Computer: Pyramid Turtle was destroyed and SN100's Life Points falls to 6300.

Chris: What the heck is going on? I didn't tell Mailbirdramon to attack that stupid turtle.

SN100: Thanks to Patrician of Darkness, I'm in control of the attack targets of all of your monsters.

Chris: Say what?

SN100: And not only that, since my Pyramid Turtle was destroyed in battle, I can Special Summon a Zombie-Type monster from my Deck with 2000 or less DEF. I choose IL Blud.

Computer: IL Blud. Gemini. Level 6, DARK Attribute, Zombie-Type, 2100 ATK and 800 DEF.

SN100: Also, since a Zombie-Type monster was Special Summoned to my field, Everliving Underworld Cannon inflicts 800 damage to your Life Points.

Another mist skeleton head shot out from Everliving Underworld Cannon and passed through Chris.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 6400.

Chris: Grr... (I can't attack with Greymon now that I know what that Patrician of Darkness can do.) I end my turn.

Meanwhile, making their way towards the far outskirts of Satellite on duel runners...

Kisuke: I hope that kid didn't get in over his head.

Raiden: And I pray we are not too late.

Yuka: I don't understand why he would take off in the first place without any backup. It just doesn't make any sense. Doesn't he know that its dangerous?

Kisuke: Chris knows. He just doesn't want to feel like he's useless on our mission.

Yuka: Oh... but what would give him that idea?

The man with the bucket shaped hat thought about the Supreme King for a few seconds before answering.

Kisuke: It doesn't matter really. We just need to get there and do what we can to help.

Raiden and Yuka nodded before replying simultaneously...

Raiden: I agree.

Yuka: Right.

The trio continued down the tarnished road.

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SN100: Draw.

SN100 drew a card.

SN100: I Gemini Summon IL Blud so that it will gain its ability. (2)

Computer: IL Blud gains its effects.

Chris: What ability?

SN100: The ability to Special Summon a Zombie-Type monster from my hand or Graveyard once a turn. In this case, I choose the latter and call back Pyramid Turtle in Attack Mode.

Computer: Pyramid Turtle is Special Summoned from SN100's Graveyard. Level 4, EARTH Attribute, Zombie-Type, 1200 ATK and 1400 DEF.

SN100: Not only that, Everliving Underworld Cannon activates. You take 800 damage again.

A mist skeleton head hit Chris in like manner as before.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 5600.

Chris: You know, I'm getting real tired of that card...!

SN100: Pyramid Turtle, attack Greymon.

Chris: (I see what he's doing. He's going to bring out another strong Zombie.)

Computer: Pyramid Turtle was destroyed and SN100's Life Points falls to 5500.

SN100: Since my Pyramid Turtle was destroyed in battle, I can Special Summon a Zombie-Type monster from my Deck with 2000 or less DEF. I choose Ryu Kokki.

Computer: Ryu Kokki. Level 6, Dark Attribute, Zombie-Type, 2400 ATK and 2000 DEF.

SN100: Ryu Kokki, attack Mailbirdramon.

Chris: Hate to burst your bubble but Mailbirdramon is here to stay. I play Magic Cylinder.

Computer: Magic Cylinder. Normal Trap.

Chris: Not only will your attack will be negated, but you're gonna take a hit equal to your attacking monster's ATK Points.

SN100: I will respond to your action with a trap. Activate Tutan Mask.

Computer: Tutan Mask. Counter Trap.

SN100: This card will cancel and eradicate a Spell or Trap Card that target's one specific Zombie-Type monster on my field.

Chris: What?!

Computer: Magic Cylinder is negated and destroyed.

Chris: If that's how you want to play it then I'll just use Dracomon's effect in my hand to prevent my monster from being destroyed in battle.

Computer: Chris sends Dracomon from his hand to the Graveyard. Dracomon. Level 3, FIRE Attribute, Dragon-Type, 1000 ATK and 0 DEF.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 5500.

SN100: IL Blud, attack Greymon.

Computer: Greymon is destroyed and Chris' Life Points falls to 5400.

SN100: I set one card facedown in the Spell and Trap Card Zone. Your turn.

Chris: I draw!

Chris drew a card.

Chris: First, because its now the second Standby Phase after Future Fusion was activated, Metalgreymon comes out.

Computer: Metalgreymon. Fusion. Level 8, WIND Attribute, Dinosaur-Type, 2500 ATK and 2400 DEF.

Chris: Then during this same phase I will send a card in my hand to the Graveyard to use Digi-Reload again to add Dracomon to my hand.

Computer: Chris adds Dracomon from the Graveyard to his hand after sending a card from his hand to the Graveyard.

Chris: Next, I activate the Spell Card Blue Fusion Loader.

Computer: Blue Fusion Loader. Continuous Spell.

Chris: When it's activated, I can add a member of Team Blue Flare from my Deck to my hand. I pick Cyberdramon.

Computer: Cyberdramon. Level 4. DARK Attribute, Machine-Type, 1900 ATK and 0 DEF.

Chris smirked.

Chris: Time for a little Fusion. Or should I say Digi-Fusion. I use the effect of my Blue Fusion Loader to combine Dracomon and Cyberdramon into one! Come on out Cyberdracomon!

Computer: Cyberdracomon. Fusion. Level 6, FIRE Attribute, Machine-Type, 2300 ATK and 1000 DEF.

SN100 blinked curiously with empty glass eyes.

SN100: Two Fusion Monsters?

Chris: That's right and I'm going to show you what they can do starting with Metalgreymon's Special Ability. Which I'll use on your Ryu Kokki.

Computer: Ryu Kokki's ATK decreases to 1400.

SN100 noticed the change with empty glass eyes.

SN100: It's power falters...

Chris: Yeah. And now I will attack your Patrician of Darkness with Mailbirdramon.

SN100: Redirect to Ryu Kokki.

Mailbirdramon changed course and attacked Ryu Kokki.

Computer: Ryu Kokki is destroyed and SN100's Life Points falls to 4600.

Chris: Little good that will do you because I have two more powerful monsters to go. Its your turn Cyberdracomon. Take out Patrician of Darkness.

SN100: Redirect to IL Blud.

Cyberdracomon changed course and attacked IL Blud.

Computer: IL Blud was destroyed and SN100's Life Points falls to 4400.

Chris: Metalgreymon, now that there's nothing else to redirect to, attack Patrician of Darkness.

Computer: Patrician of Darkness was destroyed and SN100's Life Points falls to 3900.

Chris: (Its about time that annoying card is gone.)

SN100: I activate a Trap, Damage Condenser.

Computer: Damage Condenser. Normal Trap.

SN100: The damage I took from Metalgreymon will translate into a monster from my Deck with power that is of similar or lesser value as long as I discard a card first.

Computer: SN100 discards the last card in his hand.

SN100: I choose Plaguespreader Zombie.

Computer: Plaguespreader Zombie. Tuner. Level 2, DARK Attribute, Zombie-Type, 400 ATK and 200 DEF.

SN100: Also, Everliving Underworld Cannon activates. Take 800 Damage.

A mist skeleton head passed through Chris once more.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 4600.

Chris: You chose to bring out that little thing?

SN100: Yes.

Chris: Fine. I end my turn.

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SN100: Draw.

SN100 drew a card and glanced at it.

SN100: I activate the effect of Mezuki in my Graveyard. By banishing it, I can Special Summon a different Zombie from there.

Computer: Mezuki. Level 4, EARTH Attribute, Zombie-Type, 1700 ATK and 800 DEF.

Chris: (I don't remember a card with that name being used. Unless...)

Then Chris remembered SN100 discarding a card to activate Damage Condenser.

Chris: (So that's what he was up to.)

SN100: I choose to bring back IL Blud in Attack Mode.

Computer: IL Blud is Special Summoned from SN100's Graveyard. Gemini. Level 6, Dark Attribute, Zombie-Type, 2100 ATK and 800 DEF.

SN100: Don't forget about...

Chris: Yeah I know. Your stupid Cannon card.

Chris was hit by the mist skeleton head.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 3800.

SN100: I Summon Goblin Zombie.

Computer: Goblin Zombie. Level 4, DARK Attribute, Zombie-Type, 1100 ATK and 1050 DEF.

SN100 extended a hand out as Plaguespreader Zombie transformed into two level rings that circled around Goblin Zombie who exploded in a flash of light of four orbs through the center of those lights.

SN100: The living fall to be transformed into that which is abhorred. Reinanimate yourselves into the armies of the undead and come back anew. I Synchro Summon... Revived King Ha Des.

Computer: Revived King Ha Des. Synchro. Level 6, DARK Attribute, 2450 ATK and 0 DEF.

Chris: (That thing might be strong but it has nothing on Metalgreymon. Also, it can't destroy Cyberdracomon in battle. Mailbirdramon is the only monster I have that's not safe but at least I can get it back with Digi-Reload.)

SN100: The effect of Goblin Zombie activates in my Graveyard.

Chris: Huh?

SN100: Since it was sent there from my field, I can add 1 Zombie-Type monster with 1200 or less DEF from my Deck to my hand. I choose Kasha and then I will Special Summon it in Attack Mode.

Computer: Kasha. Level 8, EARTH Attribute, Zombie-Type, ? ATK and 1000 DEF.

Chris: Seriously? That thing doesn't have any ATK points.

SN100: The effect of Kasha activates. When it is Special Summoned, all other monsters on the field are shuffled into the Deck.

Chris sweatdropped. Then every monster on the field transformed into different lights before zooming every which way and finally returning to their owners' Deck.

Computer: Mailbirdramon, Cyberdracomon, Metalgreymon, Revived King Ha Des, and IL Blud were shuffled into the Deck.

SN100: But it doesn't end there. Kasha gains 1000 ATK for each Zombie-Type monster returned to the Deck this way. Since IL Blud and Revived King Ha Des were returned, that brings the total to 2000.

Chris: No way!?!

Computer: Kasha's ATK increases to 2000.

SN100: Kasha, direct attack.

The chariot with flaming wheels ran into Chris knocking him off his feet onto his back.

Computer: Chris' Life Points falls to 2600.

SN100: Your turn.

Chris: Ugh...

Then Kisuke, Raiden and Yuka came rushing in. The latter pointed.

Yuka: Look. There he is.

The group came running to Chris and crouched down beside him.

Kisuke: Hey Chris. You doing alright?

The blonde boy sat up with help from Raiden.

Raiden: Are you unharmed?

Yuka: How could you just take off without letting us know?

Chris: Like you guys care!!! None of you do!!!

The three blinked not expecting the outburst. Neither did they expect him to punch his fist against the floor.

Chris: I'm just some pathetic little weakling that's holding all of you back!!!

Yuka: What? Where would you get an idea like that?

Chris shot her glare filled with pain and anger.

Chris: Don't pretend like you don't know what I'm talking about! I know you're thinking that! All of you are!

On that last sentence Chris shifted his gaze to both Raiden and Kisuke.

Chris: Ever since the start of all this crap, I've done nothing but lose! First against that jerk Kite and then against that other jerk in the 3 way turbo duel! Now I'm about to lose against this stupid half pint Cyborg!

Yuka, Kisuke and Raiden glanced at the kid who Chris was pointing at furiously. Chris clenched his fists tight and looked down in shame.

Chris: Let's face it! I'm dead weight on this mission! You're all better off without me!

In the next moment, Yuka slapped Chris in the back of the head.

Chris: OW!

He picked his head up and glared at her once again.

Chris: What the heck was that for?!

Yuka had her eyes narrowed at him. It made Chris sweatdrop and regret how he asked her that last question.

Chris: Uh... what?

Yuka: So you're saying that just because you lost against Kite and golden eyes that you're dead weight?

Chris: Yeah...

Yuka: Well I lost against them. Does that make me dead weight too?

Chris: ...

Chris could feel a fire brewing that he did not want to play with.

Yuka: Well? I'm waiting.

Kisuke leaned in close and whispered in Chris' ear.

Kisuke: If I were you, I would say no right about now.

And then the man with the bucket shaped hat backed away.

Chris: You're not dead weight...

The girl pointed at SN100.

Yuka: Good. Now get up and kick that cyborg's butt.

Chris swallowed and nodded before rising to his feet. Then he moved to get back into dueling position.

Raiden: Impressive motivational speech.

Kisuke smiled while pressing down on the top of his hat.

Kisuke: Yeah, no kidding. I bet you could have gotten him to shine your boots if you wanted him to.

Yuka: Probably. (If only Kite were as easy going as him! I would be all set!)

SN100: You have no chance at winning. Surrender now.

Chris: That's what you think.

Chris placed two fingers on top of his Deck.

Chris: I'll prove you wrong here and now!

Chris drew the card and looked at it. Then a smile spread on his face.

Chris: Time to hit you where it hurts. I Summon Deckerdramon.

Computer: Deckerdramon. Level 7, WATER Attribute, Machine-Type, 1900 ATK and 2700 DEF.

SN100: How was it possible to Summon that high level monster?

Chris: Did I forget to mention that my Blue Fusion Loader allows me to Normal Summon "Team Blue Flare" monsters without Tributing as long as I have no monsters in play? If you think that's surprising, wait until you see what's coming next. I use Deckerdramon's effect.

SN100 blinked curiously with empty glass eyes.

SN100: Effect?

Chris: That's right. Thanks to him, all face-up cards on your field are negated.

SN100: That means...

Chris: Not only will those Continuous Spells on your field will be negated, but Kasha's effect giving it a power boost will be cancelled.

Computer: Call of the Mummy, Everliving Underworld Cannon, and Kasha are negated. Kasha's ATK changes to 0.

Chris extended a hand out.

Chris: Take out that chariot Deckerdramon!

Computer: Kasha was destroyed and SN100's Life Points was reduced to 2000.

SN100 slid back a few feet as his body twitched.

SN100: Life System at 25%.

Chris: That's all I have for now. Your turn.

SN100 drew a card and looked at it.

SN100: (IL Blud.)

Then the cyborg examined his field.

SN100: (With Call of the Mummy incapacitated, no other move is available). I use the effect of Plaguespreader Zombie in my Graveyard. By placing a card in my hand on top of my Deck, I can Special Summon it.

Computer: Plaguespreader Zombie is Special Summoned from the Graveyard in Defense Mode.

SN100: Your move.

Chris: (Give me something good so I can finish him off.)

Chris drew a card and glanced at it. Then he smiled like he did at the beginning of his last turn.

Chris: This duel is over. I Tribute Deckerdramon in order to Tribute Summon Mailbirdramon!

Computer: Mailbirdramon. Level 6, WIND Attribute, Machine-Type, 2300 ATK and 1200 DEF.

Chris: And that's not all I'm doing. Because of his effect, I can bring back Greymon from the Graveyard.

Computer: Greymon is Special Summoned from the Graveyard in Attack Mode. Level 5, EARTH Attribute, Dinosaur type, 2000 ATK and 100 DEF.

SN100: Loss imminent.

Chris: You got that right.

Chris stretched his arm out forward.

Chris: Bring it home guys!

First, Greymon took out Plaguespreader Zombie. Then, Mailbirdramon swooped in and hit SN100 with 2300 worth of damage.

Computer: SN100's Life Points fell to 0.

SN100's eyes dimmed as he flew backwards while uttering...

SN100: Life... System... at... ze... r.........oooo....................