|An Orphan's Tale
Author: bntjammer PM
Rika Magruda has been an orphan for 12 years of her life. However, she decides to search for her birth family. But she finds out she is the older sister of Yugi Muto and her life gets turned upside down. And what does Seto Kaiba have to do with all of this? I suck at summaries so please read! Set just before Battle City T for language right now. Seto x OC.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Seto K. & Yūgi M. - Chapters: 23 - Words: 35,200 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 04-20-13 - Published: 07-19-12 - id: 8337873
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This must be a record for me. Another update that isn't late! Thanks to those who are being loyal readers and followers! And thanks to everyone who has taken time to review!
So as promised here is Chapter 2. Also, since the last one was a little short this one is pretty long for me.
Rika ventures off on her own to earn her Locator Cards required to make it to the finals. Can she do it or is the completion too stiff compared to her Tokyo duels?
And I totally forgot to put a Disclaimer on the first two chapters. But this goes for every chapter here on out.
I do not own Yugioh, its plots, or its Characters!
Chapter 2: Battle City Begins
I got up and dressed in my normal black skinny jeans, a bright green low cut top, and my converses. I pulled my hair back into a hair band and put some light make up on.
"Rika, the gang and I are getting ready to head to Battle City if you want to join us" Yugi knocked on my apartment door.
"I'm still getting ready. I'll meet you there"
I'm glad they don't know I'm a duelist or they'd be stuck to me like glue. I'm also glad they really haven't looked into my past at all. Otherwise, they would know that I'm the reigning Regional Champion in Tokyo. I just don't need that kind of attention here.
I locked my duel disk into place and looked in the mirror. I honestly looked like my normal badass duelist self again and I felt better about this whole situation. I slid my deck into its pocket on my studded belt. I was about to walk out when I realized I almost forgot my necklace. I ran and put on the chain that it almost hurts to wear right now.
Seto is so cold right now. I can't help but wonder what happened these past 6 years. I know I'm different too. I am slow to trust and secretive. But, he is so much more extreme.
I shook my head. I just need to focus on my duels. I said locking the door behind me.
"Battle City, here I come"
I walked through down town Domino in search of my first opponent. I saw a boy sitting on a bench with red hair. He was cute for a little kid but I noticed a duel disk.
"You want to duel?" I asked. His eyes shot to me.
"Sure! You'll be my first opponent of the tournament!"
Too bad for him he was facing me. I felt kind of bad actually. He seems to only be starting out.
"I'll start with my Feral Imp in Defense Mode" the boy spoke confidently.
"I'll summon my White Cat in attack mode destroy his Imp Light Claw!" His life points didn't move but he looked mad that his monster was gone.
"I'll place one card face down and end my turn" He drew and looked a little happier.
"Okay let's see. I'll place this monster face down in defense mode and two cards face down"
"White Cat attack his face down monster!" I said but the boy smiled.
"Activate trap Negate Attack!" Not bad kid. Not bad at all.
"Next I'll sacrifice my face down monster to summon my Twin Headed Thunder Dragon attack her Cat with Thunder Shock Blast." Oh…this could be bad.
"Sorry, kid but I activate a trap of my own. Mirror Force" His dragon disappeared. He looked shattered. I hope I didn't crush his dueling spirit. I may be ruthless in a duel but he's just a kid.
It wasn't long after that I brought out my Queen of the Stars and wiped out his life points.
"Good duel. I hope you'll keep trying"
"Ah man. I can't lose my Spirit Dragon I didn't even get to play it yet" he said removing it from his deck.
"You won't. I don't want your rare card. I just want your locater card. I don't like that aspect of the tournament"
"Thank you so much! I'm Mikey"
"I'm Rika nice to meet you"
"You're Rika Magruda! As in Tokyo's Regional Champion?"
"That would be me"
"It's awesome to meet you in person. And an absolute honor to duel you"
"The pleasure is all mine" I said smiling and walking away.
I didn't realize that I was so popular. Usually only national champions make fans like this.
I continued my walk looking at my two locator cards. I had sat down on a bench for a slight break when a voice came out of nowhere.
"Rika Magruda I challenge thee to a duel" I turned to see a cloaked figure. His cloak was dark with an eye drawn on the hood.
"Sure what ever. How many locator cards are we betting"
"I have 1 and I want your rare Bright Shining Fairy when I beat you" he sounded too cocky.
"Let's duel, I have bigger fish to fry than a freak in a cloak"
"Over confident brat, your pathetic fairies will stand no chance against my deck!"
"Somebody has done their homework" I said sarcastically.
"I'm a Rare Hunter. It is my job to seek out duelists, study them and siege their rare cards"
"Good luck fool" I said drawing my cards.
"I summon Fairy's Gift in defense mode and place one card face down" My second favorite card came to the field in all her beauty.
"Fine by me. First, I'll play my Dark Illusions Magic card. It gives every one of my Dark monsters a two hundred-point boost and takes two hundred from every one of your light monsters! Next, I'll summon Dark Ninja in attack mode. Destroy her petty fairy"
I glared but drew. Perfect, but I'll save this for later.
"I summon my Warrior of Light in attack mode. Destroy his ninja with light sword slash!" his ninja jumped out of the way.
"What?" That ninja must have a special effect of some sort.
"Thanks to his special ability, he cannot be destroyed by a monster that was summoned this turn. Sorry little girl" I glared. How can this freak be one step of me every turn?
"Fine. I place another card face down and end my turn"
"Thought so. Next I'll sacrifice my ninja to bring forth my Lord of the Night!" a large shadow in the shape of a human appeared on his side of the field with an attack strength of 2400. Crap. He attacked and my life points dropped to 2100.
"I play the magic card Light of Stars. It always me to summon a light monster to the field with under 8 stars without sacrificing for a small price of 500 life points. Meet my Sun King (2800)! My fairy isn't the only one with a lot of power. And last time I checked King out ranked a Lord!" I said smiling. His life points dropped and from that point on he was on the run. He looked scared and defeated already.
His life points sat at a small 400 and mine at 1700. I smiled as I delivered my final blow directly with my Princess of Light.
As his counter reached zero he started mumbling to himself.
'I gave you a simple task of taking out the princess and you failed. Now I will have to take matters into my own hands. ..
Ah Princess Rina, nice to finally meet you in the flesh. I've heard a lot about you and your reputation precedes you. We will meet again" the black haired freak fell to the ground. His locator card fell out and I added them to my collection.
"Three more" I said walking down the street.
I saw a little boy with long bushy black hair walking with two guys in suits. It could be him since I saw Seto...
"Mokuba?" the boy turned to see me.
"Rika! So it was you the other day!" he said tackling me.
"Yea that was me"
"I can't wait to see Seto's face when he finds out you're here!" Should I tell him I already saw his brother?
"He's changed a lot Rika but he's still Seto! He just has to put up a front to keep the moochers and pretenders away. I mean he is Seto Kaiba!" his eyes lit up as he talked about his older brother.
"We'll see Mokie"
"So you're a duelist?"
"How many locator cards do you have?"
"I have 3"
"Holy cow! "
"I don't mess around. I'm here to win"
"I can see why Seto liked you. And when he sees how pretty you are..." he said blushing.
"You want to watch me duel Mokie? I want to get my last two Locator Cards"
"That would be awesome"
We walked down the street and found a boy my age or a little older. He had blonde hair and green eyes.
"I challenge you to a duel"
"I accept but I only have 1 Locator Card" he said activating his duel disk.
"Stand back Mokie"
"I summon my Flash Knight and place one card face down" I said starting the duel off.
"Easy. I summon Dragon Zombie in attack mode destroy her Knight" my life points dropped to 3500.
"See by destroying him I'm allowed to summon a light monster with 4 stars or less in defense mode. I choose my Flash Hawk"
"Whatever. I end my turn" He said pushing my move off like it was nothing. Big mistake.
"Fine by me but I have a good friend of mine I'd like you to meet. Normally I don't bring her out so early, but the opportunity was set before me. I sacrifice my Hawk to summon my Bright Shining Fairy!" A fairy in all white came forth with gold tinted wings and a glowing aura about her.
His life points dropped to 2600.
"I end my turn" I said smirking at the over confident boy.
"Okay let see I play Flame Cerebrus in defense mode." He said looking down at his hand in disgust.
The duel was over rather quickly after that. He stood no chance against my powerful Fairy.
As we deactivated our duel disks and shook hands, I smiled as I looked at my locator cards. Four in one day.
I turned to see Mokuba but he wasn't alone. The elder Kaiba stood next to him.
"What did you think Mokie? Am I as good as your brother?" I still couldn't believe the Seto I knew when I was little turned into Seto Kaiba, teenage billionaire and duel monster champion.
He looked at me then at his brother.
"She did does have more locator cards than you Seto" he said looking down at the ground.
"Would you like to join us for dinner Rika?" Kaiba actually offered.
"Um... Sure" how could he have been so mean and then ask me to dinner?
"Great come on!" Mokie asked pulling me along.
They took me to a small diner and I couldn't help but observe the brothers. Seto was very tall probably over six feet. His hair was slightly longer and went past his brow to almost hide those beautiful blue eyes of his. He looked strong and I could see the patterns of his muscles through his sleeves. But his smile was gone, his eyes cold. Even in the relaxed environment of a rundown diner, he sat straight and had the best mannerism about him. I guess it is required in his lifestyle.
Mokuba had grown up nicely too. His hair was still the same black mane as when we were younger and his eyes the same dark grey that showed even the slightest emotion in a blink. His smile was still contagious as ever.
How could these two be such opposites?
Seto didn't say much during our meal. Mokie made up for it though because he had so many questions.
"So Rika, what's it like living in a big city like Tokyo?" Mokie asked.
"It's nice but we don't live in the city. My dad is a reporter and a co-editor of the Tokyo Times so we do a lot of the out of city stories. I interned there last summer too"
"That's cool! But I wouldn't trade Domino for the world"
"Why is that?"
"Well, it's so peaceful here most of the time. There's so much to do. You have the park, the movies, the arcade. Not a lot of people either but it's the second largest business city in the country. Kaiba Corp's new headquarters is here so we couldn't leave even if I wanted to. With Seto being CEO and all he can't go too far"
"So Seto, how did you go from orphan to teenage billionaire in 6 years" he looked at me and anger flashed through his eyes. It was a warning glare to get off the subject immediately.
"Um, Rika, Seto doesn't like to talk about our stepfather. But anyways, why are you here in Domino anyways?"
"Well, I came looking for my birth family. And the first stop was our old orphanage. I got a good lead that I'm following up for. But luckily, the Muto's are letting me stay above the game shop"
"That's so nice of them. But I'm sure you could stay with us if that ever fell through. We have plenty of room in the mansion, right Seto?" I looked at the elder Kaiba and his thoughts were not at all in our conversation.
"Mokuba, it's late we should get going" Seto said looking at me with those cold eyes again.
As he drove me back to the Muto's, I saw turmoil in his eyes. He walked me to the door.
"Nothing has changed. I did this because Mokuba asked me"
"Seto why are you pushing me away? I'm not naive. I know things have changed. We both live completely opposite lives, but what is wrong with meeting up with an old friend?"
"Good night Rika. I'm sure I'll see you in the finals" he said emotionless.
I wanted to go after him but I know it would be pointless. Even when were younger, Seto was stubborn as hell.
So there's chapter two! You got to see Rika's style of dueling: kicking ass and taking names…or locator cards rather.
You got to see a little interaction between the once inseparable threesome.
Any ideas as to why Marik and his rare hunters are after Rika? Who's Princess Rina?
Here's a sneak peak at next chapter!
I was walking along a bridge when I saw one of Kaiba Corp's choppers land nearby.
"Maybe its Mokie" I walked towards it. As I approached, I saw a large red dragon in the sky. Then I realized I probably was going to see Seto.
"He's going to see a duel. I wonder who actually is worthy of Seto Kaiba himself coming to watch?" I asked myself aloud.