Magic and Animals

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Summary: The Yeerks know about Millennium Magic. All but two of the Item Holders are now dead. Their Items pass to new holders. The thing is, the new holders are the Animorphs…

Quatre: Okay, sonce Tomgirl27 asked and I have nothing better to do (I know I could be updating my HP/YGO but I need to work it out in my head first) I'm putting up my Animorphs/YGO x-over.

Yami Quatre: Can I say that this is nuts?

Yami Kenshin: Yeah, considering that we didn't even exist when she wrote this.

Quatre: *glares* Anyway, the chapters aren't named, but it's a different POV per chapter. And we start with…

Tobias

I peered through the bleary, smoke induced haze. I couldn't see what was making the smoke, or what was in front of me, but I had the feeling I wasn't alone.

My skin prickled. I got goosebumps. As much as I wanted to leave, something propelled me forward. I groped my way forward, stumbling blindly over unseen obstacles.

A wall loomed ahead. Dim, smoking torches rested in brackets mounted on either side of a display. As I neared, the smoke cleared, revealing a statue carved into the wall.

Blank eyes stared directly into my own. Startled, I stepped back. It followed. It came forward into the light.

Seven gold items gleamed in the torchlight. The statues held a set of scales in one hand and a strange key in the other. A plain gold rod with a winged ball on one end supported its headdress. A weird eye was fastened around its neck. It wore two pendants, an inverted pyramid and an intricate ring. The last item was its eye, a golden eye of the same design as the necklace. As I looked closer, I realized the eye was present on all but the key.

The statue took another step forward, and suddenly it wasn't a statue anymore. It was human.

"I've been waiting for you," it whispered hoarsely in a voice that sounded as if it hadn't been used in years.

I gulped. "What do you mean?"

"The shadows have been unleashed. The Items must be returned to their fated possessors."

"What's that got to do with me?" I asked, a little harsher than I intended.

The human statue smiled. "You shall see, Tobias. The time draws near."

"What time."

It stepped forward, raising the key to my forehead. I considered running, but found myself unable to move. I could only stare helplessly as the key drew closer. I don't know why I was scared, but I was.

Closer… Closer…

"Hey Tobias!"

I jerked awake.

"Tobias!"

What? I asked, fluttering to a lower branch. Rachel stood there, watching me. She looked a little irritated. I'm sure standing barefoot in a cold meadow had something to do with it.

"We've been looking for you. You're usually awake by now.

I paused in the middle of preening my wings. What time is it?

"Nearly noon."

I feel off my branch. She was right. I usually was up by now. Noon? I repeated.

"Yeah." She picked me up and set me back on my branch. I resumed my preening.

Thanks.

I considered telling her about my dream, then decided against it.

I'm sorry for making you worry. So, what'd I miss?

"There's a meeting. Erek has a mission for us."

I groaned. Why can't we have just one week off?

Rachel grinned. "Marco's words exactly." She morphed, and a few minutes later we were off.

We landed at Cassie's barn. Rachel demorphed and while I took my customary spot in the rafters.

Please make this quick, I haven't had breakfast yet.

Three pairs of human eyes glared at me. "What took you?" Jake demanded.

"Lay off him, Jake," Rachel said from her bale of hay. "He was having a nightmare."

Where's Erek? I asked.

"He'll be here in a few minutes," Cassie asked, busy shoving a pill down a cougar's throat.

Erek walked in a few minutes later.

"What's up?" Jake asked.

"I've received intelligence that the Yeerks are looking to seize control of KaibaCorp. To do that, they need to infest Seto Kaiba."

Marco's mouth dropped open. Literally dropped. "Injustice!" he screamed. Jake glared at him.

"Do not watch Gundam Wing before meetings," he sighed.

"I take it you've heard of him?" Erek asked.

"Every game buff knows about him! He's the richest kid in the world!"

"Back to business," Rachel said impatiently.

"After the recent murder of Maximillion Pegasus, Seto Kaiba gained the rights to Industrial Illusions and all of its products. The Yeerks are only interested in one product, however. The Duel Monsters card game."

"Why?" Jake asked.

"He's interested in the Holographic technology Kaiba built. Plus, once they have control of him, he'll install Yeerk Pools inside all of the Duel Monsters stadiums. Do you know how many people play Duel Monsters? If they got them, plus the holographic technology, they wouldn't need to hide anymore. We'd be looking at a full-scale invasion." Erek's holographic face looked grim.

Ax was puzzled. Why would holograms be a problem? This Seto Kaiba cannot have gotten very far with his holographic technology. Why would it be of use to the Yeerks?

"They'll combine it with force fields, making the monsters almost real."

We all winced.

This mission seems pretty clear to me, I said. We have to protect Kaiba.

We all nodded.

"Where is Kaiba now?" Cassie asked.

"That's the problem. He's in Japan. We'll have a hard time getting you over there, but we'll manage. Be in morph, fly preferably, and be at the airport on Saturday at 9:00. Concourse B, gate 9. Good luck." He left.

"We should make a plan. For instance, how are going to deal with our parents?" Marco asked.

I don't have to deal with that. Listen, I need food. I'll see you later.

With that, I flew away.

A few hours later, I was riding the thermals high above the city. It was absolutely perfect, the best kind of weather for flying.

I passed over my uncle's house on whim. He was getting the mail, only just home from work, I guessed. With my amazing hawk sight, I read the label on a large package.

Tobias Hawk

635 Park Road

LA, California

I circled to get a better look. Yep, definitely addressed to me. Why would I be getting mail from Egypt?

I landed in the tree outside my old bedroom window and watched my uncle for a few moments.

"Damn kid! More trouble than he's worth. How is he supposed to get this?"

Simple, I thought to myself. Spreading my wings, I dove. Talons forward, I blew past him, snatching the package from his hands.

Well, I said it was simple, didn't I?

I carried it a few blocks before collapsing into an alley. Man, that box was heavy! What was in it, rocks? I caught my breath before morphing to human and picking it up.

Peeling the label of, I fished a piece of broken glass from the ground and opened the box.

I nearly dropped it in surprise. It was the key from my dream!

I forced myself to calm down. It was only a key, after all. A solid gold key shaped like an ankh, but a key nonetheless. I reached down and picked it up. It sparkled in the sunlight. There was a thick leather cord threaded through a hole at the top.

I had to show it to the guys. I slipped it around my neck and made for the entrance to the alley.

Suddenly it felt as though I'd jammed my finger into an electrical socket. Fire seemed to course through my veins. I cried out, falling to my knees, my hands reaching up to claw at the key. Somehow, I knew it was doing this to me.

Thankfully, darkness claimed me.

Quatre: Sorry it's so short. It looks a lot longer when written on notebook paper.

Yami Quatre: *reading fic* You might have to have two POV's per chapter.

Quatre: Just tell me how this is. Good, bad, okay? I'll update my other HP/YGO as soon as I can.

All: Ja ne!