When We Were Friends

Disclaimer - I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh, any of the characters. I wish I did though. That would be so sweet.

We Met

I hated them. They always picked on my little brother just because he was so small and so young at the time. Those guy never left him alone except
when I was by Mokuba's side. I was there to protect him. One day I got up early so that I could watch my brothers every move all day. I needed to be there for him. Even though I got up as early as I could, Mokuba was already out of bed. I ran as fast as I could to the kitchen where I thought I would find him, but he wasn't there. I then ran outside to the club house Mokuba and I made together last week. I was almost there when I heard my brother yelling. I could tell he was scared and that made me run even faster. When I reached the club house I saw the orphan bullies standing around him. He looked so scared. Then Tom, the bully leader turned around and looked at me. "Well, well, look who it is. It's the little genius. I'll bet he came to save his poor little brother from getting tied up in a tree for hours." He smirked. He looked so smug and I just hated him so much. "Just let him go." All I wanted was Mokuba's safety, even if it cost my own. "Your fight is with me, not him. I'm sure fighting little kids is way below you. Why don't you try your luck y on me?" "Aren't we the little tough guy? Alright than. You can take the pain instead of your brother. Meet me here after dark. You against me. If you don't show, I'll pound the kiddy's face into the ground." With those final words, he left and his gang followed. I ran over to Mokuba and gave him a huge hug. I was scared for him but he was safe now. Everything was going to be fine.
********** That night after dark, I snuck out to the club house. I told Mokuba to stay in bed no matter what happened. As long as Mokuba was there, nothing could
happen to him. When I got out to the club house, I sat and waited for my opponent to show. I sat there and waited for what felt like an hour but no one ever showed up. I walked out of the club house and looked around. Then I saw someone. A blonde buy about my age was walking down the street in front of the orphanage. He was whistling Popeye and doing a very good job of it too. I ran over to him. He looked at me with a puzzled look in his eyes before he spoke. "Hi. I'm Joey. What's your name?" "My name is Seto. What are you doing out here so late?" "I'm walking home. My dad took me with him to some bar and now I have to walk home by myself. How about you?" I took a deep breath before speaking, "I am supposed to meet someone out here. He is supposed to fight me. I guess I should feel lucky that he didn't come." I felt stupid talking about it. Why would anyone want to fight someone that was so much taller than himself. "Why were you going to fight him?" "He won't stop picking on my little brother. He probably never will." I hated it so much. I hated know that nothing would change after the fight. Tom would still hurt Mokuba. There was nothing I could do about it. "Oh. That used to happen to my sister. She was push around a lot. But that was a long time ago." Joey looked really sad after he talked about his sister. I couldn't help but feel bad for him. "If you like, I could help you against this bully." "You would do that for me?" No one ever did anything for me except for Mokuba. "Of course. I don't want you to get hurt just because you want to help your little bro out." I suddenly felt really happy. I had never had any friends before. The only person who ever cared at all about me was my brother. "Thanks. I could really used your help. Meet me here same time tomorrow?" "Sure. Buy I better hurry home before it gets any darker out here. See you tomorrow Seto." He waved good-bye and smiled at me. He was really nice. I was really happy that I came out of the club house when I did. I snuck back in the building. I tried not to make a sound as was able to make it into my room. That's when I noticed Mokuba wasn't there. I was in panic. I could not believe he was gone. I turned and around and saw a big lump in my bed. I pulled back the covers and found Mokuba. I crawled into bed with him and soon fell asleep.

AN: Alright tell me what you think. The more reviews I get, the faster I update. I'll try to post at least one chapter every 4 or 5 days. This is my first fic so go easy one me.