|A New Day, A New Challenge
Author: transparentchaos PM
After Bonds Beyond Time, Jaden Yuki goes on another adventure. This time, he needs to catch a thief that stole some prototype cards from Pegasus. But there's a twist, he has to go back to high school! Will he survive long enough to catch the culprit? Let's find out. Post-canon, Jaden/Alexis, other pairings unknown.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Jaden Y./Jūdai Y. & Alexis R./Asuka T. - Chapters: 18 - Words: 42,635 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 04-29-13 - Published: 12-09-12 - id: 8780134
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Hi everyone! I think that it's about time that I update this and again, I appreciate all the reviews and comments that you have all been leaving. Just so you know, I will have many of the canon characters making an appearance in this fic, not just Alexis and Jaden. So Jaden's got guys on him now? Can he ever have a normal day?
Disclaimer: I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh GX.
Chapter 11: Un-Lucky?
Previously (Third POV):
"I have a feeling we'll be hearing from them again," he said, not at all liking the feelings I was getting from my situation or the bruise on my cheek.
It was then that he noticed a stinging in his chest and lightheadedness and looked down. He saw blood dripping from his chin to his shirt and a large gash where the knife had gotten caught in his shirt.
"Oh, crap," he muttered before passing out, sirens in the distance.
Now (Third POV):
Yubel wished that her partner wouldn't keep getting into situations like this. It had been about a half hour since Jaden's encounter with his assailant and she was watching as the paramedics were lifting him onto a stretcher to transport him to the hospital. She had known that he would make it, but in his current state, he would need medical attention if he wanted to make a full recovery.
'This is turning into a total nightmare,' she thought to herself. 'If this keeps up, he won't live to see next month.'
She had realized that he would be reckless. It was who he was, and who he'd always be. It was why she was assigned to protect him.
'He's lucky that my life force is much more resilient than a human's otherwise, I doubt he'd be okay,' she continued looking out the ambulance's window.
'I think it's time that I do some investigating,' were her final words before she would temporarily disappear from Jaden's presence.
A Few Hours Later (Jaden's POV)…
Beep… Beep… Beep…
"Ugh, what the hell happened?" I mumbled while trying to prop myself up. I could feel myself regaining consciousness, but my head was still blurry. It was as if I'd been drugged. I looked around. A hospital room. Monitors, white, and excessive cleanliness. I noticed Yubel in a corner seemingly deep in thought, yet she still noticed me.
"I did some investigating. It would appear that the man that spoke with you thinks that you're willing to do business with him for us," she said.
"And how do you know?" I asked. I wasn't sure if it was the medicine or something, but my head hurt more than ever.
"He left a calling card," she continued. "Do you know what this means?"
"Yubel, not that I usually do it, but I don't think I'm in any condition to think," I said as I felt a headache coming back on.
"It means that this guy is extremely cocky, or he thinks you're willing to sell," she replied.
"I get that feeling too," I said.
As I finished my statement, the door to my room opened and a nurse came in. She did the usual, asking me how I felt and so on, but when it was all said and done, she told me that I had a visitor.
"A visitor? Who?" I asked curiously.
"She says her name is Alexis, is it alright if I send her in?" she asked.
"Um, sure," I answered unsure of how she could have found out so quickly.
I waited a few minutes, and there was 'Lex, in the flesh. She was wearing a blue sweatshirt and some white jeans and had a worried expression on her face.
"You look like a mess, what happened?" she asked.
"Huh? Do I know you?" I asked, deciding it would be fun to play a little joke.
"I swear to God, I will hurt you if you keep this up," she glared.
"Keep what up? I haven't seen you before in my life," I said smirking.
"Wipe that smirk off your face!" she yelled before grabbing me in a semi-fierce hug.
"Okay, okay," I conceded. "How'd you find out that I was here?"
"Someone called me from your phone and told me,' she explained. "They said that since they didn't know who to contact, they called the most recent number in your history. Now will you please explain why you're here?"
"About that…" I began.
"He was attacked by a gang, the Black Dragon Gang to be exact," a new voice answered.
"Who's there?" I asked, my eyes glowing Yubel's colours.
"Axel?" I asked, completely surprised by his appearance.
"Hello," he said as he entered the room.
"He was attacked? What do you mean?" Alexis asked.
"The Black Dragon Gang is an underground organization that sells rare, stolen goods on the black market. They are a major dealer that has appeared to have begun stealing rare cards, only God knows why. I noticed that there are people watching the hospital. I'm not sure what's going on here, but whatever it is, I doubt it's good," he explained with little emotion.
"Why would they be after Jaden," she asked, more worried now than before.
"I would like to know that as well. Jaden? Can you shed some light?" he inquired.
"They're after my deck," I said.
"That would make sense, your deck is one of a kind. But how do they know you're here?" Axel said.
"How did you know I was here?" I countered.
"I put a tracking device in your duel disk, how else do you think Pegasus got a hold of you?" he shrugged.
"Wait, YOU PUT A TRACKING DEVICE IN MY DUEL DISK?" I yelled.
"Now before you say anything…" he began.
"Is everything alright in here?" the nurse asked peeking her head in the room.
"Yeah," said sheepishly. "We're okay."
"Okay, just keep it down," the nurse said before turning and leaving.
"Why would you do that? It's a total invasion of my privacy," I said.
'Way to maintain your dignity.' I thought.
"Simple, we needed contact with you just in case we needed it," he said.
"Still, that doesn't give you the right to…"
"I think that's enough," Alexis said. "We need to figure out a way to keep you safe."
"I think he's fine right now, just a little more practical fight training," Axel said before placing a card on the table and walking out.
"Why me?" I asked.
"You never cease to amaze," Alexis said.
"And what is that supposed to mean?" I asked.
"Trouble does seem to follow you everywhere," she smiled. "Is it alright if I stay with you for tonight?"
"I don't see why not," I replied.
The next morning was relatively hassle-free. I was able to leave the hospital on the condition that I take it easy for the next few weeks. It was a Saturday too, which was a plus. One free day to hang out with the girl I love.
"So, do you have plans?" I asked innocently.
"I don't believe so, do you?" she asked with equal innocence.
"Shall we?" I asked holding out my hand.
It was nice out. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and people were out and about, going along in their lives. 'Lex and I spent our time walking around, just enjoying each other's company. Nothing much, just some stopping and looking here and there before continuing on.
"You're still thinking about it aren't you?" she started. A duel was going on in the park and a small crowd was gathering to watch.
"Why now of all times? I mean, everything just got more complicated than it should have be," I said as we continued on.
"Well, it is you," she smirked. "And trouble does seem to follow you wherever you go. I knew you were trouble when I first saw you."
"And what's that supposed to mean?" I cried indignantly.
"Hey! Look at that! It's a tournament!" she said, dragging me over to a poster advertising a team dueling tournament.
"Wow, I didn't realize it would be that public," I commented.
"What do you mean?" she asked with a cute, puzzled expression on her face.
"My team, you know, the one I'm on at school, is entering that tournament, and I hope I'll get a challenge there!" I said, feeling myself getting fired up.
"Slow down, tiger. The doctor said you shouldn't get too excited or you'd get hurt," Alexis laughed as she grabbed my hand.
"But I don't wanna!" I said, pouting like a toddler.
"What did I ever see in you?" she joked.
"Um, my boyish looks?" I laughed.
"Like hell," she giggled.
"My sense of humor?"
"What sense of humor?"
"My awesome dueling skills?"
"Oh, well then, what about THIS," I yelled while tackling her onto the grass.
"HEY!" she yelled taken by surprise as I began to wrestle with her. "Cut it out!"
"Not until you tell me!" I laughed.
"Never!" she laughed as we continued to wrestle.
"You know, aren't there laws against this kind of behavior out in public?" a voice said.
"I know that voice anywhere! Jesse?" I asked turning around.
The said teal haired teen smiled as he said, "Howdy! How's it been, twin?"
"It's been good, what are you doing here?" I replied.
"Well, I thought it'd be good ta' congratulate you two on what most of us knew would happen," he smirked. "If only it happened before your graduation."
"What do you mean about that?" 'Lex asked cocking her head at an angle.
"He means that…" I began before Jesse grabbed my mouth.
"Uh, I was surprised it didn't happen sooner. Hehe," he laughed sheepishly. I didn't particularly like getting cut off by a hand, even if it was my surrogate twin's, so I decided to do what any normal person would do in my situation.
"Gah! What the hell man?" Jesse exclaimed. "Why'd you lick my hand! That's disgusting!"
"I don't like getting cut off!" I said smiling like the idiot I was.
"Okay, now I know something is up. Jaden, what's going on?" she asked too sweetly.
"Uh partner," Jesse whispered.
"Yeah?" I said.
"I think she's getting ticked," he replied.
"Okay! Okay! Syrus made a bet on when we'd get together and everyone was in on it, please don't hurt me!" I said, all in one breath.
She blinked. Once. Twice. Three times.
"That's it? What were you so worried about Jesse?" she asked, completely calm. I wasn't sure if it was a good thing or a bad thing.
As we got up from our position on the grass, I could hear Alexis say quietly to Jesse, "You should tell Syrus to watch out when he goes to sleep at night."
"Jaden, are you a masochist?" Yubel asked as she materialized.
"What does that even mean?" I asked, puzzled by her choice of vocabulary.
"It means that… Know what? Never mind," she sighed. "Why didn't I ever convince him to pick up a dictionary?"
"Hey! I heard that!" I said indignantly as I heard Jesse snicker.
We spent a lot of the rest of that late morning and afternoon hanging out. Jesse told us about his trip back to North Academy, and his experiences before he'd settle down and try for the Pros or a job at Kaiba Corp. Europe. It had gotten late and we walked Alexis home since she explained that she had homework that she needed to do before Monday.
"So why are you here?" I asked as we left my girlfriend's dorm building.
"I hear what happened to you from Axel," he said, his voice turning serious. "And I thought it'd be a good idea for you to have some backup just in case."
"But I don't want you to…" I started.
"Jaden, you need a sidekick. Even heroes can't do this without some help," he smirked.
"But what if," I said.
"There are no what ifs. You're gonna need all the help you can get, and me and Axel are gonna be the ones to do it!" Jesse said determinedly.
"Now you will need to sign a liability form," I said.
"You know what those are?" he asked surprised.
"Am I not supposed to?"
"I'm just surprised you know what liability is," he laughed.
"Not funny." I glared.
"You thinking what I'm thinking?" I said.
"I know what I'm thinking," he replied, a grin on his face.
"Duel!" we said at the same time before grabbing our duel disks.
Alright everyone, that's a wrap. Sorry if this chapter is really short. It's meant to be a filler as I introduce the canon characters. I think that every hero needs a sidekick and Jesse and Axel were a lot of help to Jaden in the fourth season, so I figure, they'd be help when Jaden needs it.
Anyways, please tell me how this is. Reviews and criticism are great. I should have a new chapter out by the end of next week at the latest.
Transparentchaos signing out.