Disclaimer - I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh, its characters, etc.
Warning - This fic contains language, yaoi, and maybe a lemon later on, I'm
A/N - This is my first yaoi, and it is my all time fav. couple, Joey and
Kaiba. I just can't get enough of them.
Chapter One - Pass or Fail
The young CEO of Kaiba Corp. sat in his desk reading, just as he did
every morning. He lifted his head slightly and watched his classmates join
First to join the room was Yugi and his Yami. They chatted quietly
until they noticed Kaiba glance at them. Yami continued to his desk, while
it was common knowledge that he and Kaiba despised each other more than
Yugi however smiled and waved to Kaiba who just snorted and returned
back to his book. Yugi took no offence to Kaiba's action and walked over
to his dark side. Yugi had always been as nice as possible to Kaiba, only
god knew why.
Kaiba ignored the rest of the class as they entered best he could.
He pretended to read a book while he was truly deep in thought.
Why must Yugi be so damn nice to me? Why can't he just leave me the
hell alone? I have given him every reason to hate me, just like I have to
everyone else in the fuckin' school. Damn that Yugi.
"Alright class," the teacher began, pulling Kaiba from his thoughts.
"I have here in my hand, permission slips to this year's class trip."
Although, most of the class cheered, the teacher was able to find Kaiba's
snort among them.
"Do you have something to add Mr. Kaiba?" Her eyes narrowed and she
glared at the boy in question.
"Not a thing." Kaiba replied in his usual calm voice.
"Good, because you are required to come this year."
"What!?" Kaiba was instantly on his feet jaw dropped and eyes the
size of diner plates.
She smirked. It wasn't very often a teacher got to rub Kaiba's face
in something, but when they did, they played it fro all it was worth.
"You have to come this year, Mr. Kaiba. Would you like me to repeat
that a third time for you?" Most of the class snickered until Kaiba shot
everyone in the room full force Kaiba Glares.
Kaiba looked back to the front of the room. If look could kill, the
teacher would have been dead a thousand times over. "And if I refuse?"
Kaiba asked, his voice calm and cold like normal.
"You fail." Those two word struck Kaiba hard in the chest. Although
he didn't show it, Kaiba was a little nervous. He had never failed
anything before in his life.
Kaiba shoved all feeling aside before speaking again. "How could I
fail for not coming on the class trip?" Kaiba's voice was getting colder
with each word. By the end of the question, you could hear the ice fall
off of it.
"Because, Seto," That was it. No one called Kaiba "Seto" unless
they had a death wish. Kaiba grinded his teeth at hearing his name used as
an insult to him. "It requires class participation. Everyone is required
to come on the class trip unless they has a reasonable excuse. You don't
have one, so you come or you fail."
"But I have a good reason." Kaiba blurted out. He was going to get
out of this trip one way or another. "I have a company to run and a little
brother to take care of. Aren't those reasons good enough for you?" Kaiba
was still standing with his fists on his desk. He looked thoroughly pissed
"Sit down Mr. Kaiba. I will discuss this with you later." Kaiba sat
back down but not before catching a glance at the person behind him.
He looks so smug. He must think it is really funny watching me argue
with that bitch. No, but that is not what he is so happy about. Its not
the fact that I was fighting with her, its that fact that I lost to her.
"Alright class, as I was saying earlier, prier to our interruption,
this year's class trip will be up in the mountains. We are going on a ski
trip." Everyone one in the class cheered except for Kaiba. "Here, pass
these back. I want these back in a week, signed with your $120 for your
At that last sentence, Kaiba heard Joey gulp behind him. It didn't
take a genius to figure out that the Wheeler's were broke. Joey's dad was
a bum who couldn't keep a job. There was no way in hell, Joey would ever
have enough money.
Class was worse than ever that day. That bitch of a teacher wanted
to talk to me after school about me not having to go on that lame ass field
Finally class was over. I wanted to get this over with as fast as
possible. I had to go get Mokuba and still make to the office to get at
least some work done today.
"Good Kaiba, you stayed." I hated her so much. Her voice was always
so damn annoying. I swear it was worse than nails on a chalkboard.
"Yeah. Now can we make this quick? I have a company to run and my
time is better spent else where." I didn't have time for her crap.
"Alright than, Mr. Kaiba. Your company can wait a few days for your
return. Its not like you run it all by yourself. That and your brother is
how old now?"
This was getting really irritating. "He's 12."
"Right. He is 12 years old. He can live without you for a few short
day. Besides, there are lots of maids at your house, that could take care
of him if he needed anything."
Ok, that just went from annoying to suspicious. How did she now I
had lots of people constantly around the house at all times. No teacher
knew that much about my personal life. Something had to be up.
I didn't say anything to her, I just walked right out the door into
the hall. I couldn't leave Mokuba by himself. I just couldn't. But maybe
she was right.No! Don't think like that! Mokuba needs you to stay home!
I walked out to my limo that was waiting for me. I didn't want to
wait for my chauffer, so I opened the door myself and then slammed it shut.
"To the grade school, and hurry like your job depends on it." I love
making threat like that. Nothing makes my day like scaring some of my
workers into think that they were about to lose there jobs. If I could, it
would put a smile on my face. But thank god, I can't smile.
Meanwhile (Joey's POV)
There is no way I am going to get $120 dollars in a week. I need the
money for the trip but there is no way in hell I am going to be able to get
enough in time.
I decided to talk to my homeroom teacher and tell her that I wasn't
going to go on the trip. I watched Kaiba leave the room. Man, he was
pissed again. Who am I kidin'? Kaiba's always pissed at something or
"Oh, hello Joey. What can I help you with?" the teacher asked when I
walked into the room.
"I just wanted to tell you that I won't be able to go on the trip.
I'm not actually going to fail, am I?" I wasn't actually worried about
failing. I would much rather fail because of my shitty grades instead of
not going on a trip though.
"Of course not Joey. That whole thing this morning was just to
scared Mr. Kaiba into coming on the trip. Just between you and me, his
brother begged me to do it so that his brother would take a brake from
work." I smiled.
That was pretty cool of Mokuba to care so much about his older
brother like that. I knew Mokuba to know he tends to worry about Kaiba's
health a lot. I feel sorry for the little guy actually.
"So tell me Joey, why can't you make it to the trip. It's going to
be lot of fun." Well I knew that. I wanted to go more than anything, but
then I heard about the $120.
"I can't afford it." I said as quietly as I could hoping she
wouldn't hear me. Well, it was just my luck, she did.
"Don't worry about it Joey. I'll take care of it. You just worry
about getting permission and I will worry about the money problems. Deal?"
She held out her hand to me and I shook it.
Sorry no Tristan, Tea, Ryou, or Bakura, but they are all coming.
Alright tell me what you think. Please, please, please review. If I get 7
reviews, I'll post the next chapter.
Till next chapter then,