Author: Myuu-Deoxys PM
Yami Mutou must help save the woman he loves from clutches of Zork Nerophaduis.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,166 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 04-15-05 - id: 2352667
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It was a typical morning in the Mutou household. Valencia had just finished her morning chores and was settling down with a cup of tea to watch the news whileYugi merrily swept the floor.
"The mysterious disappearance of Professor Seto Kabia and the crystalline entity that has appeared outside his Domino-City
mansion tops our stories today."
A wave of shock ran through Valenica.
Seto? Oh, no!
She quickly ran to the refrigerator door and started yanking off memos, old shopping lists, and other bits of paper until she found what she was looking for.
"How much more can Seto go through?" she agonized as she located the picture she was searching for. It was a picture of Seto, his wife Sernity, and their daughter Emily. Standing next to the Kabias was another family: Yugioh, Yami, and Valencia.
Many years ago, both Seto, Valencia and Yami had been graduate students at Professor Hopskin's lab. They were old friends and Valencia had been thrilled to see Seto again after so many years. Shortly after she had started working at the lab, Valencia's boyfriend left her for his ex-girlfriend. After his departure, Seto had tried to pursue a relationship with Valencia, but Yami was the man who had won her heart.
Yami lifted the first picture to reveal another one. This one was even older than the first one, taken while she was a student at the lab. It had been taken the day Seto had departed for a six-week expedition with Professor Hopskin, an expert in legendary Duel-Monster Cards.
While Seto was gone, Yami and Valencia had given into their mutual longing for each other. That night of passion nine months later resulted in the birth of one Yugioh Mutou. But they couldn't tell anyone their secret. If word ever got out that King of Games had slept with Yugi's sister and gotten her pregnant, the resulting scandal would destroy his career. And Valencia couldn't live with herself knowing that she was responsible for that.
But Seto knew. He was the only other person who knew their secret. He had figured it out when he returned from his expedition. Shortly thereafter, he left the lab for good to become Professor Hopskin's research assistant. While he was working for Professor Hopskin, Seto met another graduate student named Serenity Wheeler. She was working on her Ph.D. in archaeology and Seto was immediately smitten. They married the following year and settled in Pallet Town for a couple of years after getting their respective degrees. Even though they now lived in Domino-City with their daughter Emily, they stopped by to visit Valencia and Yugioh once in a while. That was, until a little over two years ago when Serenity disappeared while on an archaeological expedition. Seto was heartbroken and tried the best he could to raise Emliy on his own, often calling Valencia for advice. He had even called her last week about Valencia's refusal to eat any foods that were green.
"I don't know what I'm going to do with her, Valencia. She's got to eat her vegetables."
"Don't worry about it, Seto. It's a stage that most kids go through."
"Did Yugioh ever do this?"
"Well, no. I've never had a problem with Yugioh refusing food."
Valencia continued. "One thing you might want to try is blending in the green stuff with food of another color. You could puree spinach or broccoli into spaghetti sauce and she'd never notice. Or you could go crazy with food coloring and turn her green beans red or blue or some other wild color. Yugioh used to like when I'd turn his mashed potatoes orange or purple."
Seto laughed. "I'll have to tell the cook about that. Maybe I'll give purple mashed potatoes a try tonight at dinner! Thanks, Valenica."
"Good luck, Seto. Give Emily a hug for me."
"I will. Tell Yugioh that whenever he's in Domino-City he and his friends are more than welcome to stop by."
"I'll do that. Bye, Seto."
"Good-bye, Delia. And thanks again."
Poor Seto, she thought as she hung up the phone. Even with all of those servants, he still needs someone to help him raise Emily.
Seto had been thinking the same thing. Even though he knew that Valencia still loved Yami, there were often times when he wished that things had worked out differently between them. The other night he had even dreamed that he and Valencia had gotten married and were raising Emily together.
Emily's tugging at his sleeve interrupted his thoughts. "What are you thinking about, Papa?"
"Oh, just thinking about an old friend, Emily," he said as he swept his daughter up in his arms. "Come on. Let's go talk to the cook about dinner tonight!"