Author: Satori Blackthorn PM
Seto Kaiba meets up with a mysterious figure from his far, far past. Can he override fate a destiny and solve just why he can never win her love? S/OCRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,281 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 09-08-03 - Published: 04-16-03 - id: 1308138
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Hey lookee here, I'm updating this here thang again, I hope y'all feel real special! Anywho, let's get out of the hick talk and get back to normal speaking terms…
Wait, that is normal speaking 'round home…
Here's the next installment of Ancient Triangle, and as usual not mine!
Upon reaching home, Kaiba was assaulted by a small, black-haired blur.
"Hello Mokuba," Kaiba replied tiredly, ruffling his little brother's hair affectionately. Mokuba's eyebrows shot up as he heard the worry evident in Kaiba's voice.
"What's wrong Big Brother? Is it that dream?"
Kaiba and his little brother Mokuba were as close as two brothers could get. Whenever he had a hard day dealing with people either at school or at KaibaCorp, he could always rely on Mokuba to raise his spirits. On the flip side of the coin, Kaiba was always there for Mokuba, teaching him the ways of the world and how to make a life for himself with what he had been given. As the two were without parents, Kaiba made sure that his brother's needs were being met, and he did so with such a fierce devotion that it was known everywhere. Somehow helping to relieve the cold-hearted businessman façade that Kaiba projected for intimidational purposes.
Unless you made him angry, that was a whole other story entirely.
However, Kaiba did not recall telling Mokuba about his dream.
Narrowing his sapphire blue eyes, Kaiba fixed him with a stare equal to the ones he gave his inept techs when they misplaced memory files.
"Heh heh…" Mokuba laughed nervously, knowing that his brother wasn't happy, "I heard you mumbling about it this morning when you were working on your computer."
Kaiba sighed. "That was at 5:00 Mokuba, do you sleep?"
Mokuba didn't answer.
Kaiba sighed again. "Yes Mokuba the dream is bothering me. I can't remember all of it and I have this feeling that it is vital that I do."
"What was it Big Brother? It was just a dream wasn't it?"
He looked down at his brother, he shouldn't have to worry about this. Why bother him with reminding him about the whole 'reincarnated Egyptian priest thing' all over again? After things had just started to turn normal after the Battle City fiasco? Besides it was possible that the dream wasn't a part of his past life coming to the fore. Right? Even if it was real, why should Mokuba be involved with this battle, he's just a kid and seen too much weird stuff already.
Kaiba weighed all the possibilities in his mind, he wanted to tell his brother that it was stupid and it was only a dream but part of him felt guilty about lying to him. Mokuba had stood by him, facing whatever problem was put in their way. Why leave him out now?
Kaiba looked back down at his brother, knowing that he was making the right choice, his brother's eyes were shining with a concern that he knew mimicked the way he looked down at him sometimes.
"I don't think it was Mokuba, I strongly doubt it was."
At the same time that Kaiba was contemplating his strange dream, Yugi, Joey, Tristan and Tea were filing into Miss Haruna's homeroom class.
"Ah, man! Ah forgot, Mariko moved to Tokyo wit her parents didn' she?"
He was regarding the seat in front of him with a sad expression, oblivious to the significant glances his friends were giving him.
"That was two weeks ago Joey," Yugi said, shaking his head.
"Ah yeah," Joey replied sheepishly.
The classroom was similar to all the classes you would find in Domino High. The only thing that varied from class to class were the posters on the wall, the teacher in front of the class and the order the class had to sit in.
At the moment, in homeroom, the group had all been allowed to sit together in one corner of the room. Bakura sat in the front of the class in the row closest to the windows. The now noticed to be absent Mariko, once sat behind Bakura. Her empty seat was in front of Joey, where he was at this moment, pushing his pen huredly across the paper sitting in front of him.
"Joey, you told me you finished that report last night." Yugi accused him.
"I did finish it, jus not all of it," came his answer, though he never looked up from his scribbling. "ARGH, why couldn't science class be AFTER lunch!?"
Behind Joey, Mai sat leaning back in her chair, boredly filing her nails and pretending to listen to the conversations being held around her. In truth she was waiting impatiently for Joey to acknowledge the fact that she was living and breathing scant feet away from him. But with the way he was attacking his science paper, she was in for a dull wait.
Tea was in front of second row, talking to Bakura about some extra credit math assignment they had both done. The seat behind Tea's was empty and belonged to the absent Seto Kaiba. Tristan had the seat behind Kaiba and Yugi sat across the aisle from him. Miss Haruna's homeroom and history classes were the only times that the entire group was together and for that fact they were thankful. Miss Haruna's extreme mood swings were something you needed good backup for.
Such as the one she had today.
"Joey Wheeler, favorite student of mine…"
"Yea Miss H?"
"That better not be a homework assignment I see behind that book!!"
"Ah man, Ah can't believe that Miss H. gave me a week a detentions fo' finishin' my homework!" Joey groaned, as the friends made their way to the bus stop.
"It could have been worse Joey, she could have kept you back from the festival…" Tea said reassuring him, while trying to hide the fact that she was laughing at his predicament.
His once downcast eyes lot up again in happiness.
"That's right, an' if she's in a bettah mood tomorrah I can probably get out a detention all together!"
"She was in a pretty dangerous mood today wasn't she?" Tristan commented absentmindedly.
"Her boyfriend probably stood her up." Mai said laughingly.
"At least we missed the history test." Yugi said, letting out a sigh of relief. "I don't think I studied the material as much as I could have."
"Study?" Joey asked blankly. "What's that mean?"
"Hey Joey…" Bakura started to say dangerously, finally coming up with a way to repay Joey for folding his locker in half.
Bakura smiled and spoke in his curious British sounding accent. "Have you told Mai about the "babe" you saw in the hallway this morning and how you were practically drooling on her?"
Joey paled visibly, turning the exact color of Bakura's hair. Mai on the other hand was turning a violently angry shade of crimson.
"Joey Wheeler what is he talking about?"
"Eeep… Mai, it's nothing tah get mad about… it was jus' a girl I saw…"
Yugi, Tea, Tristan and Bakura laughed, Joey's flirtatious nature had gotten him in trouble with his girlfriend – again, and when Mai was angry there was bound to be plenty to laugh about.
By the time the bus pulled up at the bench where the group had been waiting, they had been joined by others from their class who were also excitably heading to the festival. When they boarded the crowded bus, it was standing room only.
"Next time we book a ride with Kaiba…" Tristan grumbled after getting elbowed in the ear for the umpteenth time by a lady with a murderous looking Chihuahua with a pink bow around its neck, perched on her shoulder.
Kaiba reached the park roughly an hour after leaving the school. He had decided to take a leisurely stroll around the entirety of the park before arriving, trying, once again, to clear his troubled mind. Once more, it failed.
He sighed and made his way to the entrance of the park, he didn't need ID, all he needed to show to the young girl working the gate was his face. Anyone who failed to recognize the sponsor of the festival had no right to work as part of it. Kaiba nodded at the girl curtly then made his way to the Duel Monsters area that would also house his newest inventions and displays.
He still had an hour and a half before Joey and Yugi were to show up and another half-hour before any of his demonstrations were to begin. Plenty of time to kill, just nothing to kill it with.
Kaiba checked with Mokuba to see that everything was running on schedule and signed a few papers, then started walking around the festival itself. Not everything had started yet, though there were plenty of bodies strolling around, taking in the sights and sounds before the crowds started pouring in.
He stopped at the end of one of the rows, where a miniature stage had been built. The stage was only a meter above the ground, so everything could be seen from where he was standing, which, at the moment, wasn't very much.
Over the top of the stage, read a faded and shabby looking sign that said 'See the Amazing Shadowdancer! Tips Welcome!'
Without knowing, Kaiba felt himself pulled, back into a memory, back to the past.
End Chapter Two
Just so you know I didn't plan on ending the chapter there, it just sort of happened so don't hate me (hides beneath table)
Oh and as another note, we don't talk like that around here, really we don't. I may be from the ultimate stick of Stickville, in Canada (WOOT!) but we do remain civilized.
(And Rayne, don't you DARE tell them otherwise!)