Una: Good day to you all! I am Una, Princess of the Celestial Heavens and Elemental of Purity. Well, at least I am online! This is my first Yu-Gi-Oh fanfic, and presumably my only (except for the sequel). I've only been into the show since June, when the first manga came out to the states. Since then, I've watched every episode available in Japanese, stayed tuned for the latest info on the comics, and have already become a novice in the card game. I've spent a lot of time developing a good story to go with it, and here it starts! **Warning!!** I use mostly Japanese version names. Joey = Jonouchi Tea = Anzu Tristen = Honda But I still call Yami, well, Yami. Its simple and I like it!

Yugi: She likes Yami too!

Una: Do not!!

Yugi: Then how come this is a romance fic starring him?

Una: Because it sets up well for the sequel, that's why!

Anyway, I'm also working on an on-going DBZ story, so it may eat away at my time (or vice versa!).

Please enjoy!

Prologue

Our Heroine's Dream

~~She's taking her time making up the reasons ~~To justify all the hurt inside ~~Guess she knows from the smiles ~~and the look in their eyes ~~Everyone's got a theory about the bitter one ~~They're saying, "Mamma never loved her much" ~~And, "Daddy never keeps in touch ~~That's why she shies away from ~~human affection" ~~But somewhere in a private place ~~She packs her bags for outer space ~~And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot to come ~~And she'll say to him

I have to get away from here! Nothing in my life has been going right, ever since I lost my memory two years ago. Since then, my beginning, life has been nothing but pain. Was I always this sad? Did I want to end my life day after day after heart-wrenching day? I'll never know. I never can.

I stare at my face every morning in my mirror at home. Sometimes I don't recognize even myself. The scars on my face and arm remind me that I am who I am. But even that I cover with make-up. I don't want other people to know who I am.

~~I would fly to the moon & back if you'll be... ~~If you'll be my baby ~~Got a ticket for a world where we belong ~~So would you be my baby?

The sound of my footsteps as I run through the night echoes in my mind. My foot splashes in a puddle, but I don't care. Those creatures are after me. They won't stop chasing me down until I'm dead. I've seen them kill before. I've seen them rip a person apart with their inhuman strength. Will they do that to me too? Is that my fate?

My bracelet glows and lights my way. My breath comes out painfully from my chest as I speed up trying to loose them. So close! So close I can hear every *clunk* *clunk* of stone on stone.

~~She can't remember a time when she felt needed ~~If love was red then she was color blind ~~All her friend they've been tried for treason ~~And crimes that were never defined ~~She's saying, "Love is like a barren place, ~~And reaching out for human faith ~~Is like a journey I just don't have a map for" ~~So baby's gonna take a dive and ~~Push the shift to overdrive ~~Send a signal that she's hanging ~~All her hopes on the stars ~~What a pleasant dream

But where do I run to? Home? Bah! Father's there, waiting for me. He might be mad. He might think I was out with my friends. He might hurt me worse then these abominations behind me.

My "friends"! They gave me away! They lead these monsters to me! I guess Minkabh threatened them. I can't trust anyone. Not anymore. Not ever again. I'm alone in this world.

~~I would fly to the moon & back if you'll be... ~~If you'll be my baby ~~Got a ticket for a world where we belong ~~So would you be my baby?

Why should I care? My scars may never heal, but my soul will. Can't it? Can't I just erase all the pain and suffering in my life as easily as my memories of childhood were erased? Can't I forget everyone who ever hurt me in such a way?

My gold bracelet is telling me to turn here. It is my only friend. This thing protects me from those who hurt me. It does things - terrible things - to those with a soul of their own who try to cause me pain.

But the monsters behind me have no soul. My father has no soul. How can I fight something that doesn't feel pain, when I've experienced it so often? How?

~~Mamma never loved her much ~~Daddy never keeps in touch ~~That's why she shies away from ~~human affection ~~But somewhere in a private place ~~She packs her bags for outer space ~~And now she's waiting for the right kind of pilot to come ~~And she'll say to him

At last! I've lost them! But they'll be back. They always are.

Need to escape! Need to find a way out of this Hellhole!

My legs give way. I'm so tired from running. I'm so tired from crying. I'm so tired from breathing. So tired of living!

I look to the stars. Somewhere, in those vast burning lights, I know I'll find salvation. I've seen heaven. It's in my dreams.

In my dreams, I saw a man. He wears royal armor, golden jewelry, a long cape, and a white, exotic tunic. I can see, almost feel, his light-brown skin pressed against mine. I can feel the weight of his hand as he runs it through my hair, and smell his sweet breath as his mouth drawing nearer to mine. His dark hair stands up, and golden bangs hang down around his crown. And his eyes ... oh God! Only an angel or a demon can have such red eyes that radiate power, passion, love ...

Stop it! He's only a dream!

He's only a dream ...

~~I would fly to the moon & back if you'll be... ~~If you'll be my baby ~~Got a ticket for a world where we belong ~~So would you be my baby?

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"To the Moon and Back" by Savage Garden = theme

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Please review! I need feed back on whether or not to continue this.