Perpetual Destiny

Notes: ^_^ Hello again everyone! Here's our brand new story.

"Yep, yep! Oh, and yeah, we don't own Yu-Gi-Oh! Or any manga or anime characters. We do own Amber, Taerro, Yami Taerro, and our other made up characters if I forgot any."

And minor notes from my last story, yes, Seto will have a big part in this story, and Mokuba will be in it more, I hope. ^_^ Enjoy the story and don't forget to review when you're finished. ^_~ Here's Chapter 1.

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Chapter One: Dreams and Schemes

It was a cold and wet evening in Domino City, the cars on the streets sloshing water up on the sidewalks as they rushed by, probably toward home, judging by the late hour.

The streetlights illuminated the black asphalt and the puddles of rainwater reflected the light, moving and rippling out again and again. Inside a cheery house, in the back room sat a boy, sitting in his room all alone, the lights turned off, leaving it quite impossible to see in the room.

Or at least, it would have been impossible to see in the room, but a strange yellow glow was coming from a circular pendant with five dangling points and a pyramid in the center hanging around the boy's neck.

The boy closed his large brown eyes for a moment, and opened them again to reveal quite different and more narrow eyes.

"It has been two weeks since I've felt it..." he murmured, his voice low and evil-sounding. "Since I sensed the reawakening of the ancient evil force that threatened Egypt before I."

The possessed boy's eyes narrowed as he reminisced how he'd sensed the presence of a new evil even stronger than himself.

"Nearly 3000 years ago, a man known as the Vampire Lord, a human magician who had fused his very soul with that of a monster threatened Egypt with a powerful force of magic," The boy muttered to himself. "The force, however, was stopped by the priests and the Pharaoh."

"A few months ago, I reawakened that spirit to aid me, and that was my greatest mistake as now, two weeks ago, that spirit was able to separate from its host and become what it once was; a threat to all of Egypt, as well as a great enemy of mine."

Yami Bakura gritted his teeth as he spoke.

"My plans to obtain the Millennium Items, therefore, must be put into act immediately, before this Vampire Lord can obtain enough power to conquer all of Egypt..."

Yami Bakura grinned evilly, the light from the Millennium Ring reflecting off his eyes.

"It is said destiny shall repeat itself," he murmured quietly. "And that it shall. Only this time, I will prevail..."

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It was a chilly day in November as Yugi Motou sat in his warm kitchen, drinking tea and reading the morning paper before school. It had been nearly two weeks since he and his friends had finished off a pesky enemy for good, and life had returned to normal around Domino City.

Well, almost normal, Yugi thought to himself with a smile as he winked at Yami, the spirit of the Millennium Puzzle, who was sitting in a chair next to him in spiritual form, unseen by everyone else except Yugi.

"You seem happy this morning, Yugi," Yami commented, raising an eyebrow as he smiled as his friend. "Tell me, is something good happening today?"

Yugi shook his head, grinning as he drained the last bit of tea from his cup and put it in the sink.

"Not necessarily today, but this week we're having a festival at our school, and there are going to be guests from all around the world there, performing different acts and telling us a bit about themselves," he informed his spiritual friend, picking up his backpack and slinging it over his shoulder.

Yami raised an eyebrow as he followed Yugi to the door.

"Ah...I see," he replied.

Yugi grinned as he waved to his Grandfather, who was setting off to open the Game Shop, and opened the front door, shivering in the cold November weather.

"Not only that, but Tea's going to do a dance act in the festival too," he added, hoping Yami wouldn't start to tease him again.

Yami grinned as Yugi set off down the street for school.

" I see why you're so excited about this festival..." he replied tauntingly. "Tea is going to be in it."

Yugi bit his lip and felt his cheeks turn red, wishing he hadn't mentioned anything about Tea.

"That's not why I'm excited, Yami!" he yelled, forgetting he was in public.

A pale young girl with white, straw-like hair turned around and stared at him, blinking her pale blue eyes.

"Are you all right, boy?" she asked in slow and clear Japanese, tilting her head slightly.

Yugi blushed, embarrassed.

"I'm...I'm fine," he replied, mentally scowling at Yami. "I was just...thinking about what I was going to say to a friend later."

The girl shrugged, turning back to a group of girls she had been talking to and rejoining the conversation, Yugi walking quickly by, humiliated.

"Thanks a lot, Yami..." he muttered, his good mood slightly deflated.

Yami smiled.

"It is why you're excited, though," he couldn't resist putting in.

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Seto Kaiba sighed as he sent off an e-mail to one of his customers and shut down his lap top computer.

"Off to school then, I guess," he murmured, picking up his metal briefcase, which he never left behind, and walking towards his door.

Mokuba had already taken the bus earlier that morning, but being late for school was something that never bothered the CEO of Kaiba Corporation. He frankly didn't see the point in going at all, but found himself at school each day despite himself.

Walking down the staircase, he noticed a small letter on the doormat, as if someone had just slipped it under the door rather than having paid for postage and having it sent the proper way.

"What's this?" he murmured, picking up the blank envelope and opening the flap to reveal a sheet of notebook paper and a message written in pencil.

"Destiny will repeat itself."

Seto raised an eyebrow, puzzle by the letter. It sounded like something Ishizu Ishtar would tell him, he thought to himself in irritation, crumpling up the message and putting it in his pocket as he walked out the door.

But who in the world would leave him a message like that under his door, and how did they get past the security and up to the door to put it there anyway? What did it mean?

Puzzle, Seto walked off toward school.

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In the school auditorium, Joey Wheeler browsed through a large stack of papers listing things that needed to be done before the festival. Seeing as how the entire city of Domino was invited, the school board naturally wanted everything in perfect shape and all props, booths, and other things neatly set up in time for the festival.

"Scrub the messages off the bathroom doors?" Joey read off the sheet, wrinkling his nose. "Sheesh, that's ridiculous. What's a bathroom door with no messages?"

Tristan Taylor sighed, taking a break from sweeping under the seats in the auditorium in the front row and looking up at his blonde-haired friend.

"Listen Joey, we're getting out of class to do these jobs, so let's at least do them right," he muttered wisely.

Taerro nodded from where he was attempting to move a piece of a set from one side of the stage to the next, which he was finding rather difficult by himself.

"True," he remarked with a pant, pausing to catch his breath. "Although Mr. Zaliki's Science lecture looked like it was going to be interesting today. I was kind of sad to miss it."

Before Joey could reply to this, Duke Devlin and Amber Johnson, an exchange student from America, walked into the auditorium together, grinning and waving up at the three.

"Hey guys!" Duke called, hopping up on stage. "What have you guys done so far?"

Joey scratched his head.

"Uh..." he muttered, looking to Tristan and Taerro for answers.

Tristan narrowed his eyes in frustration.

"I've swept most of the auditorium," he replied. "And Taerro's getting all the set pieces sorted out for the different performances and stuff. And Joey's been a big pain."

Joey growled, throwing down the clipboard and all the lists.

"What's that supposed to mean?! I've been trying to find a job that suits me!" he retorted angrily.

Amber rolled her eyes, snatching up the list and glancing down at it.

"How about this one, "Scrub off the messages on the bathroom doors?" she asked, looking up at him.

Joey scowled as Tristan and Taerro burst out laughing, Amber and Duke looking confused.

"What's so funny?" Duke asked, but was cut off as Yugi ran up to them, panting.

"Sorry I'm late," he panted, looking up at them. "What've I missed?"

Tristan was about to reply, but Joey cut him off.

"Absolutely nothing," he replied quickly, looking very annoyed. "Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some messages to erase..."

Joey stomped off, Tristan grinning.

"Well, at least we go Mr. Lazy to do something," he sighed, turning to Yugi. "Anyway, why don't you see if you can find Tea? She's supposed to be practicing her act in her with the rest of her dance class in ten minutes."

Yugi nodded happily.

"Sure thing," he replied, starting for the auditorium doors. "She should be in science lab..."

Taerro perked up at the word science.

"Oh! And see if you can't catch part of Mr. Zaliki's lecture!" he called after Yugi, pushing his gold-rimmed glasses back.

Yugi sweat-dropped, putting on a fake smile.

"Uh...sure!" he called back. "I'll try!"

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Meanwhile, Priest Seto, well, at least his spirit, was floating through the Egyptian wing of Domino Museum. He had been called back by Bastet, the cat goddess of Egypt, a few months ago to keep an eye on Domino City and the Millennium Item owners for her.

Also he'd given himself the duty to protect his reincarnate, Seto Kaiba, and his younger brother, Mokuba. Today, however, he was examining the old artifacts of the past that were being displayed in the museum.

"I think I remember the craftsman who made that necklace..." he murmured to himself, remembering a day from the past, long ago. "Of course, I was in such a rush that day, it could be some other necklace...I really couldn't have taken more than a glance at what he had been selling..."

The nice thing about being a spirit was that no matter where or when he was somewhere, it didn't bother anyone else because no one could see him. No one, that was, except people related to the ancient magic of the past, like Yugi Motou and his reincarnate.

There was a click clack from the hallways as the priest continued to examine the golden items in the glass cases. He was quite startled when a soft voice addressed him from the other side of the room.

"You are the high priest," Ishizu Ishtar commented, blinking in surprise as Priest Seto whirled around, his eyes wide.

He nodded slowly.

"Yes," he replied.

"What are you doing here?" Ishizu asked, curiously.

Priest Seto sighed.

"Just looking at the items on display, but if I'm causing some sort of disturbance, I'll leave," he replied, moving away from the display case.

Ishizu shook her head quickly.

"Oh no," she replied. "Of course not. I was merely interested in what had drawn you here. In fact," she added, turning around. "It must be fate, as I have some words of advice for you."

Priest Seto raised an eyebrow in suspicion.

"Words of advice?" he repeated, curiously.

Ishizu nodded, her back to the spirit and her eyes closed.

"You are aware that destiny repeats itself, correct?" she asked, reminding Priest Seto distinctly of Ishizu's ancient self that he had known.

Priest Seto narrowed his eyes.

"Repeats? In what way? I've seen that people are reincarnated again in the future, but as in events reoccurring?" he asked the woman.

Ishizu nodded.

"That is somewhat what I mean," she replied. "I sense danger and an overwhelming force of fate looming over the events to occur in the near future. I wish to warn you to be on your guard. For everyone to be on their guard for dark times are at hand."

Priest Seto raised an eyebrow as Ishizu started to walk away.

"Enjoy the exhibit," she called back before disappearing into the shadows of the corridor, leaving Priest Seto to ponder on her words.

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End of Chapter One

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