April 28th 2005
Pairings: Seto x Joey
Disclaimers: Calcium is mine.. I mean.. no it isn't...o.O;; Whoops, I mean, Yu-Gi-Oh isn't. ;;;
Archive? What? Are you totally serious? Sure! Just tell me first, and go to the graveyard to see if you're still alive!
Summary: Your usual Seto x Joey fanfic, with more weird twists- 'cause I can't bear the overused general stuff. ;; (If you wanna ignore my random rambling, just scroll down to the chapter title, that's where the story begins)
Other notes: Um. I'm still alive. Hi.
Responses to Reviews:
200 reviews.Ok. Well. I officially hate this fanfic now! I'm just going to sit in a corner and pout while you all read it. Ugh. So It's like this, I wrote the story and thought it was not bad when I wrote it, but as I wrote more and more, the plot started becoming stupider and stupider. So I lost interest. Now that I try and come back to it, since so many people have asked me to, it's gotten to the point where I'm totally out-of-character when I try to write it, and I never get anywhere. T.T
Today I shall be replying to comments backward.. because, um. I don't know how far back to go u.u;;
mandapandabug: thanks for giving me my 200th comment (and my
199th, and 198th.. etc.) it was a nice thought, albeit a little crazy. "this
will remind you of all the people you have hurt by not updating this" I
really hope I haven't hurt anyone. I don't mean to.. I mean... I wanted to make
people happy by writing this- but it's just come out of my control. Gomen nasai.
:Glares holes into author: yeah, um. about that... you'll see what happens. .;;
zombiedarkelf18: ok. i'm updating now.
Kiharu-sama: i know. -.- the chapter titles often make me very hungry ;;
solarsenshi: I'm bowing. Arigatou! Lovely compliments.
Ragna01: Um.. I'll go hide now... And cower in the closet alone -.-
YumiAyumi: Arigatou! Updating right now.
Anime Crew: Um. Yeah. It was Yogurt, that was figured out a while back. o.O
Tara.B Amy: Arigatou! Yeah, I'm not such a huge Seto person. Personally I like the ditzy but cute characters, like Zell in FF8, or Jou, etc. So I'm not so good at Kaiba, hence I rarely ever write from Seto's perspective u.u;; "First, if you hate the story it's not possible. Second, you probably can't slip back into the old atmosphere all of the sudden." So true. -.-
angelical nightmare: um, yeah. about that...
Lil'wystynyra: yes, i do tend to fall off the face of the planet, only to return on saturdays, between 3:15-3:16 AM... when the moon is blue.
Siren of the Darknessflame: It'll be explained, pathetically, but explained nonetheless.
Sei Kou Ki: Ok. Updating
Gothic Angel: Ok. ;;;;;
ChibiSerenity3: Yeah. I abandoned it.
Spirit Rose: Aww. Arigatou.
jj: Um. Yeah. About the not-posting forever thingie...
KC: Ok... updating .;;
Perpetually Annoyed: Thanks tons for defending me. I'm glad someone knows how I feel -.-
johny-depp-luv: Haha. I don't sit on the couch. I stopped watching TV 2 and a half years ago.
PuppyLover: Um. Please don't swear at me... u.u
freewater: yay! someone likes my recent-er stuff.
galenhiril: here you go
BlueBolt: Wow! Arigatou for all the compliments. I'm glad you liked it so much!
SOMEONE WHO LOVES THIS STORY: Oh! No! A big ball of glub! ON MY HOUSE! Nuuuuu! u.u;; Suuuuu!
Sunshine Pie: More, and then a sequel, eh? Hmm.. I'll consider it.
SilverWolfe: Eep Ok. I can't stop cheering people. -.-
Uh.. Ok. That's as many comments as I'm going to respond to. Thanks to anyone
else who I didn't mention. I'm not going to go any further back than that. O.O;;
2.3 Natural Flavour
I'd hold you so gently,
though I've never been gentle a day in my life,
I would hold your body close to mine; you're beautiful when you sleep-
But I'd much rather see you yelling at me or arguing with me...
Because at least I can understand all that. I want things to be organic.
You know that saying about karma and stuff? How when you do bad things it comes back at you and bites you in the ass? Yeah, well a lot of that kinda happened to me that day. The same fateful day that the brown-haired teen swept me up into his arms in that tree during the brief period of freedom from classes. There was a voice calling my name- and Kaiba drew me close. He whispered to me that we would meet again soon, then proceeded to heave me backward. I really hadn't expected that at all, but his overwhelming force and my lack of balance combined caused me to plummet to the ground like an angel with broken wings.
I had recognized the voice clearly as Yugi's. My friend was worried- of course. He hadn't really spoken to me since the "limo incident"- and even then it was only when I was trying to run away- when I ran off to the park. If I was in his position, I'd have probably been worried about me too. Especially with that rumour spreading around like a wildfire about Kaiba being responsible for my face. Oh crap! I forgot to tell Kaiba about that... I didn't even want to know what he'd say. It was the first excuse that slipped into my mind! What was I meant to say? Oh yeah, my daddy beat me up 'cause I was too busy making out with Kaiba on his bedroom floor to come home on time? Uh-huh. That'd go over well. Sure thing.
"Hey Yug. What's happening buddy?" I said imitating confidence, brushing myself off as I moved to my feet with a hop, a skip, and a jump, trying to forget the pain of the fall from the tree amongst other pains. I couldn't help but remember what Kaiba had done to me, in the back of my mind. He had hurt me- rejected me- told me he didn't care about me. But now he had done a total 180- an utter turn-about. It was so peculiar. It was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It was like Kaiba had split personalities... or maybe, he, just like me was having difficulty coping with the idea of liking me. How could I care for him? In that way? He was my enemy. He was Yugi's enemy, and Tea's enemy, and Tristan's enemy. He was all our enemy. And yet, there had to be some forgiveness. Even Yugi showed that- he tried to be friends with Kai-.. Seto on a number of occasions, right? Then again, friends and lovers are two very different extremes.
"Joey... is everything okay? All the other kids think you're going to get into a fight with Kaiba afterschool. Is this true?" His eyes were even bigger than Tea's, hearing him talking about Kaiba made me sigh with annoyance. Surely the whole school was in uproar now, expecting some kind of a fight. But was I ready? Ready to face Kaiba with the truth, that I was the cause of a vile lie being spread only to protect my shame? Was I ready to go up against Kaiba again? Was I willing to fight Kaiba? He was, after all the cause of all of my problems as of late. Or was I? Hadn't I brought some of it upon myself... it seemed as though, looking back, I had. Oh, how foolish I had been. How could I fight the one I... the one I... it was hard to say it. How could I fight the one I loved? A surge of questions rushed at me. Did I love him? He could be so kind, so gentle, so giving all at once, and then, in a flash that was gone- as though there was some other side to him, almost like split-personalities. I could remember a story we had read in English a long time ago I didn't pay much attention to, in which there were two dragons trapped inside a mountain range that were constantly fighting. It seemed as though there were two dragons inside of Kaiba, fighting each other, one surfacing only to be overtaken moments later by the other.
"I don't think so, Yug. You know how Tea can be with her exaggerations of things." I said, letting out a nervous laugh, hoping that my friend wouldn't catch my lies.
(Let's hope I update this soon... so I don't get more death threats or letter bombs... .;; )