Chapter 19 – AN

Okay, this is a big thank you to all of those who were so patient with me during this story; especially Dr. Vorlon and Indigo. But all of you get name mentions!

A big hug and big thanks to lynx wings, SweetSweet, Black Ice, LilxAznxDragon, K*Fox, Kerrie-chan, Queen of Games, DDW, LuckyLadybug66, Anime*Angel*Fox, B-chan, Red Pheonix Star, Kanika, Zelda, SSSRoaB, xxphaytxbaybeexx, SilverShadow, piscies14071, and Animegoil.  

Good karma cookies to lynx wings and Fire Pendant for being so faithful.

A big hug and karma cookies to Dr. Vorlon, who was probably one of the big reasons this story was finished.

Lots of love to Serena, Black Mistress and Dragon Spirits. I always looked forward to your reviews and they all gave me much enjoyment.

Humble praise and worship to Indigo, because she stuck with this story and let me use Ankh and Scales. *sighs mournfully* If only I could keep them...

And a balloon mallet of sisterhood to amberliz and Iris Omega, who are the real life Katya and Tara of this story. Where would I be without my friends?

Finally, a prayer and hug for my dearest sister-of-the-heart, Shayna, who is the real life Rei (although I didn't realize it until after she read the story and realized Rei acts and thinks exactly like her. O.o Scary, no? She even has a crush on a guy so much like Ryou it's not funny).

Okay, all that mushiness is over. Lol.

There will be a new story. Possibly, the vision that Isis has in the beginning of this story and what occurred between Qenamun and Shadi will be revealed. The new story will be called "Flying Shadows" and takes place near the end of October. I'm hoping for a horror-like story centered around Halloween, but I have never attempted horror, so I don't know how successful I'll be. I do have some great ideas, tho.

The first chapter is written and just needs to be beta'd before I post. I usually try to get the next chapter at least half written before posting, so we'll see how successful I am at posting next week. *sigh*

Also, I hope to restart my mailing list. Cross your fingers! And since I like you guys so much, I'll give you a preview of the new chapter. *grin*

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"A Halloween party?" Seto looked up from his laptop to look at his girlfriend, Serenity Wheeler. The red-headed girl was in her school uniform, which was a navy blue and white sailor outfit. She smiled cutely.

"Why not? We could even have a Duel Monsters theme if you like." She suggested. Seto looked back at his screen.

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"I'm sure that she's fine." Mai said dryly. "I mean, really, between you and Seto, there's no way Serenity is going to come to harm any time soon."

'Unless we're caught in a situation like during the summer.' Joey thought grimly. Their souls had been stolen so effortlessly; it was only through fate that Serenity had turned up in a place where both Seto and Joey could keep a somewhat limited eye on her. What if something happened that he couldn't prevent? Joey sighed and then yelped as Mai punched his arm rather hard.

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The sky was now a cascade of purple and  blue, studded with pin points of light. A man stood on the balcony of a tall building, looking out at the lights of the city. The sharp cold wind blew his black trench coat as his pale, pupil-less blue eyes studied the view. A grim smile stretched his thin lips.

This was going to be fun indeed.

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Be on the lookout! ^__^