Author: WilderKaiserin PM
An unknown force is moving toward Hikaru Himuro, and when a wild new girl shows up at Ryugujo, things only seem to get more complicated until Hikaru ends up trapped with her in the Dzone! Somewhat AU. HikaruxOCRated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,262 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 03-30-09 - Published: 12-19-07 - id: 3955485
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Okay, this is my first try at a Dragon Drive fic and I've only read the first volume of the manga. Plus, all my normal reviewers are in the Yugioh GX fandom…this is gonna be rough…especially since it's an OC fic…
Summary: An unknown force is moving toward Hikaru Himuro, and when a wild new girl shows up at Ryugujo, things only seem to get more complicated until Hikaru ends up trapped with her in the D-zone! Somewhat AU. HikaruxOC
Disclaimer: AlukaKaiserin does not own Dragon Drive, though she REALLY wants to own Hikaru Himuro.
Warning: This is an OC fic. There will be OC romance. It may suck cheese. You may be the judge of that, but don't flame, PLEASE, because I'm new to the fandom and I did warn you, after all.
Chapter 1: Something Strange, Someone New
He could tell there was something wrong, and not just because Kokao was jumpy. The giant dragon hadn't been himself for nearly a week, and that alone was cause for worry. Kokao was usually perfect—for Hikaru anyway. Some people had seen the great dragon before Hikaru had gotten at him, and the creature had been wild, uncontrollable—and unstoppable.
But still, his dragon's uncharacteristic behavior wasn't what was bothering the Dragon Drive champion, though he didn't doubt that was a factor. There was something unsettling moving toward him and his dragon partner; Kokao wasn't the only one getting edgy.
Hikaru Himuro was unsure and even nervous for perhaps the first time in his life.
Golden eyes narrowed. There was a change in the odd force—a glitch? Maybe. Or maybe something that would only tangle the web further.
I'll meet it, whatever it is, he affirmed. I've never been afraid of a challenge; why start now? He looked at the black Dragon Drive mobile phone in his hand and the card holding his only trusted friend. Though I probably should get back in practice.
Fifteen minutes later, Hikaru stood in the center of the Dragon Drive floor at Ryugujo, and it was the same old story. As soon as the other competitors spotted Hikaru—not exactly a difficult task—he was the only one awaiting D-Break. His eyes were closed, not in the usual boredom, but in annoyance. Perhaps being as distinctive as he was—combined with his reputation—had more disadvantages than he'd thought.
Not even Reiji Ozora was here today, and Sumishiba was no doubt still sulking in a corner somewhere, nursing his wounded pride. A defeat as crushing as the one Hikaru had given the pawnbringer was hard to bounce back from, even for the second-ranked player in Dragon Drive.
"You're all cowards," a voice said. "How pathetic are you all, that you cower in front of someone who you've never even tried to defeat? So he's the champion; what do you think some of the greatest battles in the world were? Upsets. If I had a dragon, I'd be in that arena already. Actually, someone help me out. Is it an option for me to simply get my own dragon now?"
A tall girl, nearly Hikaru's own height, had made her way to the front of the stands. Her black hair hung to about her shoulder blades, and she had piercing silver eyes. She had a wild look to her; not quite controlled, dangerous.
"Okay, seeing as you're the only challenger, I guess we can bend the rules a bit," the woman announcing said. "Himuro, do you mind?" The response was a nearly imperceptible jerk of the champion's head, but the announcers at Dragon Drive had learned to attune to Hikaru's reserved movements.
The girl was led over to the dragon-assignment area and hooked up. She closed her eyes in concentration as the machine whirred and flashed. Finally, her dragon appeared on the screen.
"And—wait, what's your name?" the announcer asked.
"Saaya," the girl replied, not supplying a surname.
"Just Saaya, drop it," she snapped.
"Okay, Saaya's dragon partner is Kazeryu, a Wind-type dragon with, as expected, wind-related abilities. And isn't he a nice-looking dragon!"
Kazeryu was definitely a "nice-looking" dragon. His body was clear silver patterned with gold spiderweb in what looked almost like a veil draped over his back and neck. There was a blood red spike at the end of his tail, and his eyes were the same startling crimson. Also, he was a relatively large dragon, nowhere near Kokao's size or even that of Sumishiba's dragon, Junranshi, but big enough. Hikaru guessed his size at around three-fourths of Junranshi's.
Mutters erupted around the room, most of them bets on how long the new girl would last. Before Kazeryu had been shown, the best offer had been for two seconds—literally. Now Hikaru heard bets for up to twenty and thirty, and even a minute from one guy. He smirked. The girl's dragon was impressive, that he would admit, but it was her first Dragon Drive. She had no connection with Kazeryu, he wouldn't take her commands, and as of yet, his wings were undeveloped. Kokao had the advantage on every front. He was bigger, stronger, faster despite Wind-types' natural speed, could fly, and had been in too many fights to count, all of them won.
It was over before it started, but Hikaru didn't particularly care; maybe there would be an unmanned dragon to fight, like Doryu.
Saaya received her Dragon Drive card and a red mobile, and then headed toward the floor. She barely looked at Hikaru before taking her seat.
"And D-BREAK!" the announcer yelled, initiating the Dragon Drive sequence.
The terrain was more rural than urban this time, and a heavy rainstorm was raging. Hikaru stood behind Kokao's crest, waiting to see the girl. This was actually a good terrain for her dragon; the rain would blend a bit with the silver of Kazeryu's scales, but the gold and crimson would give him away. A flashy dragon wasn't always a good thing.
Hikaru's sharp eyes scanned the area quickly; a flash of gold caught his eye, and he mentally instructed Kokao to go after it. The giant dragon responded instantly; for the moment at least, he seemed to be over his uneasiness.
Suddenly, Kazeryu came out of nowhere, not exactly surprising Hikaru, but catching him slightly off-guard. Kokao moved out of the way easily, and Kazeryu nearly crashed to the ground.
How is that dragon flying? Hikaru wondered. A human's never piloted him before; he should be grounded. Still, if Reiji Ozora has taught anyone anything, it's that there's a shock-factor in this game. He instructed Kokao to create a double and move behind the smaller dragon, using the same technique he'd used on Sumishiba. He would never have used that move on a witness of his other fight, but the girl had never seen it; she had no idea it was coming.
Kazeryu had recovered, and Hikaru could see Saaya clinging to his neck, drenched by the pouring rain. Suddenly, she slipped on the dragon's soaking wet scales, starting to fall to the ground.
Okay, it's weird, I know. And a little more AU than I thought it'd be. If anyone's actually read this, review please! But this seems to be a relatively unexplored fandom, unfortunately…do any of my normal readers even KNOW about Dragon Drive? Besides WhiteLadyDragon, I mean? It does need to come to America, most definitely.