When We Were Friends
By the time Joey left the hospital, Mokuba and I were already Kaibas.
I never told him we were leaving, let alone told him to where.
I didn't get a chance to find out what happened to him that day in
the woods before I found him. I never asked so he never told. Somehow I
think it was better that way.
I remember the last day I saw Joey in the hospital before I moved
away from the orphanage. He had no idea we would mostly likely never see
each other again. If he had, it would have been a million times harder to
say good-bye to him.
"Hey Joey." I tried to make me voice cheerful but I'm guessing I
"Alright Seto. What's wrong?" Great. I had him worried about me.
He was in the hospital for a long list of stuff and still worried about me.
"Nothing. I'm just a little tired." He must have bought my lye
because he didn't bring it up again. "How are you feeling?"
"Fine. Unless you count the fact that I'm stuck here for another
week, I'm bored out of my mind, and the food here tastes like shit." Well
it was easy to tell he wasn't in one of his best moods. This wasn't going
to be fun.
"Well, I don't know what to tell you about the food. But it can't be
all that bad. What did you have today?"
"Breaded monkey meat, hot fruit mush, cold brain tumors, frozen rocks
and, some sort of warm chucky white stuff. How does that sound to you?
Are you ready to eat lunch with me from now on?"
"Please tell me you're joking." If not I think I was going to be
"Well, they told me it was chicken sandwich, apple sauce, veggies in
cheesed, baked potato, and milk, but I don't believe them. I still think
it was monkey meat and brain tumors. What's so funny?"
I was sitting over in my chair cracking up at this. Joey could
always make me laugh. I was really going to miss him. "You." I finally
"Well if I 'm so fun-" Joey was cut off be someone coming in the
"Seto." Great it was Ms. Lux telling me it was time to leave Joey
and go home and pack. Damn that women, "We have to get going. Lots to do
back home you know."
"I'll be right out." She left us alone to say our good-byes, final
"What do you have to do back home?" Joey asked, bringing me out of
"Nothing all that important." I lied. "Well, I better go before she
gets mad." I slowly got up. I wanted to make this as quick as possible.
"Bye Seto." Joey wave good-bye to me.
"Good-bye." I turned to the door. "Oh and Joey. Don't get into too
much trouble without me all right?"
"Sure thing. Bye."
I went to the door and walked out, but before I closed it, I took one
last look and Joey. Good-bye Joey." And then I left.
I walked down the hall to find Ms. Lux waiting for me.
I knew it was better for Joey not to know. As long as Joey didn't
come see me, I would be able to keep my full attention on Mokuba. My
little brother needed me and I had to be there for him. I had to focus on
Mokuba and nothing else.
Kaiba closed the book and placed it on his desk. He sat there and
thought about that day in the hospital. How he had told himself to always
put Mokuba first, and he always had. Mokuba can second to nothing and he
never would in the eyes of Seto Kaiba.
Kaiba never regretted not telling Joey about him being adopted. But
he always wondered if Joey and him would still be friends to this day and
not just classmates. Not classmates was way too nice of a word. How about
worst enemies who are constantly at each other's throats in hope of finally
squeezing it to the point where the other would never breath again. Yeah,
that fits better.
"Kaiba," Kaiba looked up to see Joey standing in the door way. "You
never told me about leaving all because of Mokuba. Because you always
wanted to put your brother first. Is that it?"
Kaiba got up and walked right past Joey. "Yeah, that's right mutt."
Well that's it for this fic. Sorry I took me so long to get it posted.
At first I couldn't figure out how I wanted it to end. Then when I finally
had everything ready to be typed, I end up in the hospital. I swear, it
had to be something like monkey meat and brain tumor that they were trying
to feed us. Warning to all: Never eat hospital food. It sucks.
Review and tell me what you thought of my ending. If you don't like it I
was thinking about writing alternate endings but only if my reviewers want