Rose: …:pokes: Hello! I'm back with more! Yay!

Hakkai: - Yay! You'll update now! Yay!

Rose: Yeppersness. School is out and I've got nothing better to do. So I thought why not update my stories? Besides, I really like how this one is coming out, don't you?

Hakkai: Yes I do. :nod:

Rose: Anyway, I'm gonna make this brief. The author note I mean. :dances: Squee! Spicy Marmalade!

Hakkai: Rose doesn't own Yu-Gi-Oh!

Rose:dances: Enjoy!

- Chapter 11 -

The steady beeping of the heart monitor filled the silent hospital room. On the bed, laid a motionless body of a young teen. An I.V. could be seen in his wrist, giving his body the nourishment he needed.

The small room was empty except for an open window and a small chair in the corner. The window let in a light breeze from outside and allowed a small amount of heat into the room as well since the boy wasn't covered with a blanket. His chest held a rhythm with the heart monitor rising up then down.

The door slowly opened and a doctor stepped through. "Well, Mr. Katsuya Jounouchi. Let's see how much you've progressed."

Jou didn't move or speak in response.

"Really? Well, I'm just going to check to be sure." The doctor joked as he recorded the information from the heart monitor onto a piece of paper on his clip board. "These stats look really good. You seem to be in a hurry to get better. He he he." The doctor laughed at his little joke before turning to Jou and unbuttoning his shirt. "Let's see how those bruises are. And I think it's time to change your bandages."

The doctor tossed the shirt onto the small chair in the corner before carefully unwrapping Jou's bandages. The skin above and around his broken ribs were black and blue. The outer most part of the bruising were a light greenish-yellowish color showing how fast they were healing.

The doctor cleaned the area with a damp sponge in small dabs. The doctor then took out some medicated cream and lightly coated the bruised area. "This should help it heal nicely. But it seems to be doing that all on it's own."

The doctor then readied the area and put a new shirt on Jou. "There. That should do nicely. I'll come check up on you later." And with that, the doctor left the room.

Again, only the heart monitor and the small voices from outside could be heard in the room. Jou, remaining completely still and completely quiet.

The small refreshing breeze helped rid the small room of it's stuffiness. The breeze blew the blonde hair out of Jou's eyes and away from the tears that had gathered up and were now spilling forth.

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It wasn't long after Seto left, perhaps three hours, before Mokuba noticed his absence. Panicked, the young Kaiba called around town asking if his brother had stopped by or if someone saw him. But after the constant 'nos', Mokuba decided that the police were needed, although explaining to the police that Seto Kaiba had a mental problem would be a bit hard.

Where are you?…I can't believe you did this Seto…you're killing me. Mokuba sighed into his hands while sitting on one of the chairs in the parlor. The police were checking Seto's room trying to find out how he got out and if he was planning to do anything violent to himself. ((Gomen! I can't think of the word.))

"So the last time you saw was about three hours ago?" One of the policemen had a small book writing down all of Mokuba's responses to all the questions he asked.

"Yes, yes damnit, YES! I've answered this damned question THOUSANDS OF TIMES NOW!" Mokuba blushed before hanging his head down. "Sorry about that…he's been testing my nerves as of late. Three hours ago, that is correct."

The officer blew off the little outburst. "Don't worry kiddo. We'll find your brother. Wasn't he shot recently?"

"Oh shit…."

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Seto starred out at the falling raindrops, wondering what he was going to do. I'm not going to let him die…I'm going to have to go to America…Crap…I left all of my money at home.

For the split second that relief had come over him, it was suddenly jerked away. He couldn't do anything to help Jou without any of his credit cards. Shit…shit…shit…

"Shit, shit, shit, eh? What a wonder vocabulary you have."

Seto's head popped up and met the brown eyes that had taunted him. "Jou?"

"No…I'm Jou. Of course it's me dumbass. Who were you expecting? Santa?" The blonde grinned one of his famous grins at the CEO and put his hand on his shoulder. "Now, why is someone like you trying to get to someone like me?"

Seto eyed the hand on his shoulder. See? He IS real! I feel the warmth from it and everything. The doctor was wrong!

"Did ya go mute on me or something? Hello? Seto? EARTH TO SETO?" Jou unknowingly yelled into Seto's ear causing said teen to fall over and Jou to fall on top of him.

"WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT FOR?" The enraged Seto yelled back at the blonde.

"Oops. Sorry." Jou quickly got off of the CEO before continuing. "Answer my question."

"……………"

"What's wrong?"

"…I forgot what your question was…"

Jou did a face fault as Seto just sweat dropped. "Okay…I think I made something come loose in dat head of yours. My question was why is someone like YOU trying to get to someone like ME?"

"Oh…."

"Just answer the damn question-"

"Why is someone like YOU here right now when YOU are supposed to be in the hospital?" Seto had mocked Jou right to the syllable .

"….YOU CAN'T ANSWER A QUESTION WITH A QUESTION!"

"Why not?"

"It's against the rules…"

"What rules?"

"……" Anger veins were popping up all over Jou's face while Seto sat back and enjoyed the entire thing, finding it extremely entertaining to torment the blonde. "……..bastard….you're enjoying this aren't you?"

"Yes, very much so!"

Jou noticed how Seto's foot was shaking. Almost as if it was involuntary… He looked up to see the brunette starring at him. "What?"

"I refuse."

"You refuse what?"

"To let you die…before I make amends…" Seto then collapsed on the blonde, shaking all over this time.

"SETO!"

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At the same time, all the way in America, Jou's stats went crazy. The doctos was back in Jou's room trying to figure out what was wrong.

"Doctor! I don't know what's going on! Everything seems the same!" One of the nurses held up the pain killers they had been giving him through the IV. "None of the pain killers could be inducing this."

"I don't think it's a medicine that's doing this. I think it's something else." The doctor watched as the heart monitor beeped much faster than before. It was quite sudden, actually. It was as if he had witnessed something terrible happening to someone he couldn't help…

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Rose:dances: XD Reckless Fire is the awesomeness!

Hakkai:nods:

Rose: So is Sha La La:dances more:

Hakkai:pokes: Did you get any Saiyuki songs?

Rose: No. The program dat's supposed to be all cool-like won't work. :gonk: KATSU!

Hakkai:3

Rose: Oh! My birthday was yesterday! I got awesome stuffs:dances:

Hakkai: You even bought yourself the Saiyuki double barrel 3! And a new manga!

Rose: Yes I did! Well….this chapter was different. I originally wanted just Mokuba and Jou and Serenity in it…But I had a blast of inspiration!

Hakkai: Hope ya liked it!

Rose: Until chapter …almost said 5... 12!

Hakkai:sweat: It's your headache hun…

Rose: x-x No it's not….