. Sweet . Temptation .
. I . Tempted Inaccuracy
Hey Everyone! This is my first YGO fic, and my first attempt to write a SetoxSerenity story. I'm actually a Digimon writer, but after being forced to watch YGO, and suddenly having a weird obsession to Kaiba, why not give it a shot. Enjoy!
July 06, 2005 Special thanks to Queen of the Sugarplum Fairiesfor beta-ing this fic.
That was what she had felt throughout the entire ill-fated moment. It had never occurred to her that one day all of her dreams would come crashing down, and all because of something as simple as accidentally falling pregnant.
Serenity Wheeler sat up straight in bed, saturated in her own perspiration. She had yet another dream of that appalling night. That night that caused her to go ballistic every time she thought about it. She ran to the restroom, feeling the need to throw up once again. After a while, she dragged herself over to the basin and splashed ice cold water on her face, letting it trickle down the base of her neck. She looked up at her reflection and saw her innocent appearance gone in the blink of an eye.
Who would have thought a girl like her would end up losing her virtue after one drunken act? Since then, she had been containing morning sickness. Every time she ate it would end up in another round of nausea. Finally giving up on pretending she was fine, and that the morning sickness was nothing but a side effect, she had gone ahead and scheduled an appointment with a doctor. It hadn't been a complete surprise when the doctors had announced she was indeed pregnant, but every time she was reminded of it, it felt like a slap recently replayed.
Especially since the father was the one person that nobody would have ever expected, Seto Kaiba.
It was all very ironic, actually.
Joey Wheeler's baby sister, impregnated by a cold-hearted, arrogant, selfish, egotistical, narcissistic, proud billionaire who had inherited Kaiba Corporation from his adopted father, Gozaburo Kaiba.
In truth, she never would have been pregnant if she hadn't applied for that housekeeping job in the Kaiba mansion. But then, who could blame her? She needed the money to keep food on the table and a roof over her head. Serenity supposed she could have applied to be his secretary instead of stepping into the household. But that wouldn't really have made a huge difference, now would it? Plus, she didn't know the first thing about how to handle a top business such as Kaiba Corporations. She wouldn't have lasted there if she'd been a photocopy girl, let alone the owner's secretary. Who knows what would have happened if she had been? She probably would have dropped all the rates in a second. She supposed she could have asked Duke Devlin for help. After all, he did have a company of his own. But she always felt uneasy when she was around him. He flirted with her way too much, it seemed unhealthy.
However, that's all beside the point. The point and ever-present problem in her life, was what she was going to do with the baby still living inside of her. She had asked the doctor what she could do if she didn't want to keep the baby. Of course the only alternatives that were out there were either abortion or adoption. Serenity made a face and nearly cried out at that prospect of both choices, mainly the first.
She would never be able to live with herself if she went through an abortion, or even scheduled an appointment for it, in fact. She believed that it was still a human being, and having it terminated meant it would never be able to breathe in air. Never be able to grow up and live a possible life. Disregarding abortion, she had thought about keeping it and going through with the second option as soon as it was born. But how would she explain her growing stomach? She couldn't possibly tell her brother that it was Kaiba's. But then again, she could always lie to him and tell him it was some stranger's child. An unknown man who had raped her out of nowhere…
On the other hand, hadn't she lied to her brother enough? He didn't even know about her job at the Kaiba mansion. And she couldn't bring herself to tell him the whole story. She'd already had enough guilt building up inside of her as it was. How could she sink so low as to break her brother's trust? And as a result of the whole escapade, she even managed with getting pregnant with Kaiba.
And no matter how many times the idea of two men being known as "enemies" sounded stupid; it was plain fact that the two loathed each other. She had asked her brother a dozen times exactly why he hated him. And Joey always gave the same answer. "He's a good for nothing heartless jerk." He would always say, and he would spit and add, "Stay away from him, Serenity."
Serenity didn't dare to comply of course, and the result lay still in an obscene manner.
Even if she did have the baby, she didn't think she could give it up for adoption. It gave her a horrible feeling of giving her first child away. Flashes of the thought came through, and she could just picture her child coming upon her doorstep one day, loaded with questions as to why she gave him or her away to an orphanage or some foster home
She glanced down at her tummy and saw no signs of it getting any bigger. But the months will pass and her stomach's size will grow. And if anyone asked why she was getting big, she couldn't possibly just say she was getting fat. If she did say that, how could she explain nine months later when she's in a hospital room giving birth to her so called 'fatness'?
Almost no one knew about her pregnancy, not even the father. The only person that knew was Mai, and she wasn't even supposed to know in the first place. Mai just happened to walk in on Serenity when she was throwing up, and saw the documents from the hospital. Thankfully she had made a promise not to tell anyone, not even Joey. It was kind of comforting, knowing there was someone to talk to about her pregnancy. Conversely, the one thing that hit her like a bullet was when Mai had asked if she was planning on telling Kaiba himself.
Sure she was planning it. After all he is the father. Then again, what would his reaction be? Would he send her away, get mad at her, kill her? Would he even help with raising the kid? After all the weeks that passed she insanely forgot to quit her job at the Kaiba mansion. Stupid as she was, she didn't want to go back.
She sighed as she lay back down in bed. Ignoring everything, she was soon enveloped in an unperturbed sleep.
Serenity was awoken the next morning by loud rapping at her door. Knowing that the abrupt noise wouldn't drown out anytime soon, Serenity slowly and groggily stood up from her bed, dragging her blankets with her, and opened the door. A smiling Mai was waiting outside.
"Are you nuts? It's still morning!" Serenity muttered as Mai came in.
"What are you talking about? It's 12 in the afternoon." Mai said, making herself comfortable on the couch.
Serenity glanced at the nearby clock, hanging securely on the wall, and saw that she was right. She gave an exasperated sigh and sat down across from Mai. She wasn't a morning person, and she knew for sure she looked like a mess. No doubt her hair was in disarray too.
"You came here to tell me that?" Serenity asked, noticing her friend obviously had an ulterior motive. She moved the soft cushions about and tucked the blanket securely around her petite form.
"Not exactly," came Mai's short reply. "I came here to ask when you're going to tell Kaiba." She explained, looking up from the magazine she was reading.
Serenity did nothing but wince. The last thing she needed was to be reminded of her faults.
"You need to tell him, even I know that." Mai said, flipping through the pages. Even though he is a jackass and a pompous jerk, Mai thought to herself.
"I'll tell him, but not now. I'm not ready to." Serenity replied, frowning a bit.
"Alright, but it better be soon. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that you're actually pregnant with that little bump growing soon." Mai paused for a brief moment. "Although, I wouldn't mind giving him a piece of my mind, he really is too stuck on that pride of his—"
Serenity glanced at the blonde-haired woman sitting on her couch as she droned out on Mai's ramblings. Ever since she met her during the Duelling tournament, she couldn't help but notice her sharp 'girl power' and admired her for it. She bit back a smile, knowing that her brother did as well. But instead of admiring her strength, he was more infatuated with her violet-eyed beauty.
She groaned inwardly and stood up abruptly, ignoring Mai's bewilderment, and stalked off to her bedroom. Serenity threw the covers onto her wilted mattress and went to the bathroom. She washed up quickly and dressed hastily in loose-worn fitting jeans and a light pink tee shirt. She then made her way back to the living room, which was joined with the kitchen, only to be separated by a bar.
"Can you give me a ride, Mai?" Serenity asked. After a moment of battling with her inner voice, she finally made up her mind to go to the Kaiba mansion. She would have eventually. Would have told Kaiba the belated news, and what day wasn't a good day to tell it? Actually, no exact date was a great date to tell the news of her pregnancy. She might as well keep it to herself and live life as if it wasn't important. Hah, tell that to the baby.
"Sure. Where to?" Mai questioned as got up, getting ready to exit through the door.
Serenity fidgeted and answered with an incoherent squeak. "The Kaiba mansion," she answered, and by the look on Mai's well-structured face, there was no need in saying it twice.
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