Disclaimer: I don't own Yugioh or TBAA. If you haven't figured that out by now, I just can't help you.
Author's Notes: Yes, I am still alive. LOL! I had lots of things going on in my life..still do…but I want to try and finish this story…it's hanging over my head! Thanks again to those who requested this fic go on. I didn't send this chappie to my beta reader first…I just figured it was so long, I should get it up and correct it later…LOL!
Warnings: Mild violence and language, so far.
To Steal, Kill, and Destroy
Chapter Nineteen: Confrontation
"Please, big brother…won't you tell me what's wrong?"
The elder Kaiba didn't answer his brother. He stared straight ahead at the road, saying nothing.
Mokuba gave a resigned sigh. "First, you pull me out of school, saying that it's an emergency, and now you won't even talk to me! The least you could do is tell me what this is all about."
"What did I just say to you?"
"Mokuba," Seto interrupted him with a tone that let him know he wasn't about to back down, "What did I just say?"
"You said that you would tell me everything when we got home. But I…"
"Don't make me repeat it again."
Mokuba sighed yet again and leaned back against his seat. He knew he wasn't going to be getting any information from his brother until they arrived at the mansion.
After what seemed like an eternity, they finally arrived home. "Ok, Seto, we're home now! Can you please tell me what's going on?" Mokuba whined at his brother impatiently. The CEO simply walked over to the coffee table in the living room and picked up the documents that were lying there. He handed them to Mokuba. "Is this your signature?"
"Don't be mad at me, Seto," the raven-haired child looked up at him with sad, puppy dog eyes.
"Answer the question, Mokuba."
"I'm sorry, Seto! I—"
"Answer the question."
"Answer. The. Question."
Mokuba suddenly found his feet very interesting. "Yes."
"So, you did sign this."
"Yes, " he confessed, "But I—"
"How could you sign something like this? Haven't I taught you better than that?"
"I'm sorry, Seto!" The tears that had been threatening to spill finally rolled down his cheeks. "I'm sorry! I didn't know what else to do! She…she said all these horrible things! Oh, Seto…she…she said that she…she.. would separate us…forever!" He threw his arms around his big brother's waist and held on for dear life.
Kaiba sighed and knelt down so that he was face to face with his younger brother. "Mokuba," he began gently, "Do you honestly think I would let that happen?"
"Bu-but, Seto…how are you gonna stop her? She…she's…a demon!"
The CEO narrowed his ice blue eyes. "Mokuba, that's all just a bunch of mumbo jumbo! You can't believe that. She's just saying that so she can scare you!" He growled and clenched his fist. "When I get my hands on her…"
Mokuba instantly became alarmed. "No, please, Seto, don't! You don't understand! She really is a demon!"
"Mokuba, please. I already told you, that's just a bunch of bull! It's no different than Yugi and his pathetic 'Heart of the Cards' crap."
"No, Seto, it's for real! And I'm scared, Seto! I don't know what we're gonna do!"
"Don't worry, Mokuba. I'll take care of her…I promise. And you know I've never broken a promise to you, have I?"
"Well, no, but…"
"And I don't intend to start now."
"No buts, Mokuba. Now, I want you to go upstairs and think about everything I've said. And don't worry about anything. I've always taken care of you and made sure you were safe. And I always will. Okay?"
"What are you gonna do, Seto?'
The normally stoic CEO looked at his little brother and felt his emotions threaten to surge to the surface. But he was Seto Kaiba, and he needed to keep his emotions in check. "I have some things I need to take care of." Including getting that witch out of our lives. "I want you to promise me something, Mokuba."
"That no matter what happens, remember everything I've ever done was for us. Everything I've ever done, right or wrong, was to keep you safe and out of that rat-infested orphanage. Everything I've done was to try to give you a better life. I want you to remember that."
The black haired boy threw his arms around his brother's neck. "I know that, Seto."
The CEO hugged his brother back. "Just promise me that you'll remember that, no matter what happens."
"I promise, Seto."
"Go upstairs now. I'll be back as soon as I can."
Mokuba put on his best puppy dog eyes. "But where are you going, Seto?"
"I'm going to get everything taken care of, just as I always have." And with that, he stood up, and walked out of the mansion, with his trench coat flaring out behind him. (A/N: Is there someone on God's green earth that can explain to me how he does that?) He could feel his eyes becoming moist. But he would not cry. He was Seto Kaiba, after all, and he NEVER cried. Besides, what good would it do anyway? It wouldn't change anything, and it wouldn't make what he knew he had to do any less easier. But he first had to make sure that Mokuba was taken care of.
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