Disclaimer: I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh at all! –cries- alas, life is not ever fair. .

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Hey guys! I'm in a good mood, so I thought, what the hell, I'll update! Yay! This is my first update with the use of my new penname! You guys like? Anyways, a big thanks to all who reviewed my last chapter! I really appreciated them, and enjoyed reading what you guys think! Anyways, thanks guys! Now, I thanked five authors. . .but I didn't put it here, cause I'm not sure if were allowed. . .I'm not taking any chances on losing this fic. So, Yamiko Yakou, Shadow of Society, Anni, Seto-Angel and Aa Miw-sher Mutnodjet Kiya if you go to my profile, thats were I thank some of you, and answer whatever questions you had. Okay, that it! So thanks again guys!! Anyways, like I always say, sit back, grab a drink and enjoy the chapter!!!

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The Heart Of Darkness

By: xx Jessica Malfoy xx

Chapter Twenty-One: Explanations

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The winter's harsh cold winds blew furiously against their faces, as Kaiba landed softly on the ground, right in front of Serenity's old apartment. When his feet were firmly on the cold cement floor, he let go of her, as she began to walk towards the building, Kaiba following her not to far behind.

"Please make this short. I have better things to do then sit through this." Kaiba spoke, his voice cold, making Serenity shiver slightly.

"I'll take as long as I need to. This isn't the easiest thing to tell him you know." She said, as she opened the apartment building door, and entered it, holding it open for Kaiba to come in. They walked up the stairs, and she pressed the button for the elevator to come.

"I just don't want what happened last time. Need I remind you, the sun's light does affect you? So you best not waste time." He warned her slightly. This time, he would be watching time, so not another episode of their last visit would be replayed.

"I know, Kaiba. You don't have to keep reminding me." she said a bit annoyed. She hated what she had become. But she wasn't going to dwell on it. She would try her best to get over it, and look on the bright side of things.

"Good. Nothing can happen to the two children that are growing in your stomach. I'll need them for when their older." he said, as the elevator door opened, and they both entered it. Serenity pressed the number three, and the doors closed, as they felt themselves being lifted up.

Serenity didn't even want to ask what he meant by his last statement. She didn't want to know. But what she did know was, she was going to try and keep them safe, and pray that they will grow up to be nothing like Kaiba. She didn't want them too. Not at all.

The doors opened, and Serenity walked out, and down the quiet and narrow halls. At the very end, she stopped, as she opened the door to her old apartment. To her surprise, it was open, so she walked in, memories flooding her mind. She missed being there. Missed living there. Missed being around Joey. Everything, and it pained her that she wouldn't be able to come back home.

"Joey?" she called into the apartment. She could hear the television on, so she assumed he was there, sitting and watching one of his shows. "It's me, Serenity," she said, as she let Kaiba come in, closing the door behind him.

"Serenity? Is that you?" she heard Joey's eager voice yell from the living room. Seconds later he appeared, a huge smile on his face, as he hugged her tightly. He didn't know why she was here, but it didn't matter just then, because she was there, and that's all that had mattered to him for the moment. "It's been so long!" he smiled, as he pulled away to get a good look at his younger sister.

"It has, hasn't it Joey?" she smiled. "I've missed you so much" she said, hugging him again. She was so happy to see him finally, after months.

"I've missed you too Serenity." he said. They pulled away from each other. "Are ya' hungry? Thirsty?" he asked, as he grabbed her hand and pulled her to the kitchen. "I can fix ya' something if ya' want. Just sit there," he said, as she sat where he had offered the seat.

"No thanks Joey, I'm fine. But could you sit? I need to talk to you," she said, smiling weakly, as Kaiba entered the kitchen. He leaned against the wall, crossing his arms, as he watched the scene before him unfold.

Joey put down the frying pan as he turned to his sister. "Okay Serenity." he said slowly, worried at what she was about to tell him. He then took a seat across from her, eager to hear what she had to tell him.

"You know, a lot's happened. . .in the last month." she said, thinking how she would tell him everything. She was more fearful of his reaction. She didn't want to disappoint him. It would hurt her too much if she did. She just wanted to make him proud. Always had.

"Yes, a lot has. Dat Bastard took ya' away from me!" he growled, as his eyes turned to Kaiba, who stood at the other end of the kitchen. "Why is he here anyways? Can't he go? Does he need to be here?" he asked, his eyes turning back to his sister.

She shook her head. "No Joey. . .he has to stay. Joey, what I have to tell you is really hard. So, I'm just going to go out and say it, okay?" she asked, her tanned brown eyes watched him.

"Sure Seren" he nodded.

"Well. . .Joey, last month. . .I. . ." she trailed off. I can't tell him what Kaiba did she thought. I guess I could leave that part out, it would only make things a lot worse she thought. "I. . .got pregnant" she finally said, as she looked down at her hands, not bearing to see Joey's face.

Joey bit his lip. He didn't know what to tell her really. He knew how hard it must have been to tell him that. It hurt that she had looked down though. Did she think I would be angry with her? He thought. Joey hand reached out, as he made her face him, tears in her eyes.

"Serenity. . .I'm not angry, if that's what you think. I don't know what to say," he said truthfully.

She nodded. "It's okay. I'm just happy you're not angry with me," she said, putting on a small smile. A part of her felt relieved, half of it so far was done.

"But, for a month, you got pretty big. . ." Joey commented, a puzzled look on his face. "I mean, doesn't it take like. . .eight months about to be that big?" he asked.

"Idiot." Kaiba muttered under his breath so no one would hear. He couldn't understand why she was talking so long tell him everything. He looked at the time: 3:07am. Damn, she's wasting all our time he hissed in his mind, hoping she had heard it.

She had.

"That's the other part," she said. She knew Kaiba was getting impatient with her, and that she had to hurry up. "See. . .I'm. . .well, a vamp-vampire, so children are born quicker and. . .um yeah. . ." she trailed off.

"You're a what?" he growled, as he stood up. "Did he make you one? I swear I'll kill him!" he yelled angrily.

"Joey, please calm down! He did, but it was only to save my life! I was pregnant before I became one, and because Kaiba is the father, they are part vampire. And, well you know. . .they need blood to survive, so they started drinking mine. . .and it almost killed me. So he had too," she said softly.

Joey glared at Kaiba before turning to her. "He's the. . .the father?" he asked slowly. He didn't know if he could handle all the new information. It was too much at the same time.

"He is Joey. Please don't be angry." She said softly.

He sighed, and looked up at her. "I'm not Serenity. It's just. . .so much, ya' know. I'm just glad ya' told me now and all." he said, ruffling his hair, and laying back in his chair, as he registered all the new information. It had been a while since their last visit, and he didn't know if it would be their last, so he would do his best to make it a good one.

"So does this mean ya' know what your havin'?" he asked.

She smiled. I'm so happy he's not angry. I wonder what he'll think when he knows it's twins she thought. "Yep! Joey, I'm having girls!" she cried excitedly.

"Oh wow! I'm going to have a niece! Wait. . .girls?" he questioned. "How many are ya' having?" he asked.

"Twins." Serenity giggled.

"That's great Seren! I hope I get to see em' though" he said, a bit of sadness in his voice.

Serenity frowned. "Of course you will Joey! I would never let them go through life without you." she said

He smiled. "Thanks Serenity." he said.

"Serenity, it's 4:05am." Kaiba spoke in, making them turn their attention to him. "You told him everything, and more, so we need to leave" he spoke, his voice emotionless. They had been there for a while, and he was starting to get bored.

"Right." Serenity said, as she stood up, she walked over to Joey, and hugged him as tightly as she could. "Bye Joey, I will miss you." She said softly, not wanting to let go. She hated their short meetings.

"I'll miss you too." He said, as they pulled away. "Just don't forget about me." He smiled, trying to make it easier on her. He knew it was hard for her.

"Like I ever could" she smiled. "I promise I'll see you soon." She said, kissing him on the cheek, and hugging him one last time.

"Better" he laughed, as he walked her to the door. "Bye Seren" he said, as he watched her slowly walk down the hall.

"Later Joey" she turned to wave goodbye. She pressed the elevator button, and it opened immediately. She took one last look before she entered it, not knowing when she'd get to see him again. She heard Kaiba chuckle, as she pressed the button that said one.

"What's so funny?" she asked.

"You promised to see him again. You promised to let him see our daughters. Stupid on you really, brining his hopes up." he said cruelly to her.

Serenity said nothing, as she fought to keep her tears hidden. She prayed Kaiba was just joking. Oh how she ever did. . .


Joey closed his front door, locking it, as he went and shut the television off in the living room. From there, he went to his room, and flopped himself on his bed, his brown eyes looking up at the ceiling. He couldn't believe everything he had been told tonight. Serenity, not only was she pregnant, but with twins, and they were Kaiba's!

I hate dat guy! Joey thought angrily. He's nothing but trouble. First he takes Serenity; the only person I care for in my life, then turns her into. . .a vampire. He thought. A vampire. I bet he only did that so she would never leave him. Stupid Bastard! How dare he! If I could, I'd kill him! He thought furiously.

In truth, Joey was angry. Very, very angry, but not at Serenity, never could he be at her. She had done nothing wrong, it had been all Kaiba's fault. I just hope he doesn't hurt her. . .I just want her to be happy. She deserves to be. He thought, as he closed his eyes, ready for sleep to take over. He needed a rest.

I just hope that bastard lets me see my sister soon, and my nieces. . . he thought, as he fell into his slumber.


Serenity watched the world below, as she held onto Kaiba tightly. They were in the air now, probably going back to their home. She hated it there. She thought of it more as a prison then anything else, and she hated the thought of going back now.

She sighed sadly, as Kaiba's last words replayed themselves in her mind. Was he just joking or truly being serious? She wondered. I hope he was joking. I mean, God. . .Joey will be heartbroken. . .after I promised him. . .why must Kaiba be so cruel? She thought sadly.

Serenity blinked as she felt them land. Kaiba let go of her, as she watched him, wondering what he was doing.

"Thanks to your wasting time, I won't be able to feast as much as I wanted too tonight. Luckily, there's about five teens over there. Enough for the both of us." Kaiba said, as he began to walk towards them.

"What? No!" She hissed, as she grabbed his arm to stop.

He glared. "Don't ever fucking touch me again." He hissed. "And what the hell do you mean no?!" he asked her. Why must she always waste my damn time? He asked himself, as he looked down on her.

"I won't take part in this! I won't! I'm not like you, I'm not. . .I won't kill an innocent person. Especially one so young." she said, standing her ground.

Kaiba laughed. "You are naïve aren't you? Fine, don't feast. But sooner or later, you'll need it. No matter how determined you are to not, you will. You're a vampire Serenity. You will slowly change, whether you want to or not. Now, I'm going to feast, come if you will, or don't. Doesn't matter to me." He said, as in seconds, was down on a young boy, who began screaming at the top of his lungs in pain.

"Oh my God. . ." she watched in horror. How could he do this? She thought, as the boy's cries died, and he lay motionless. She watched Kaiba leave the body, as he grabbed the closes kid who tried to escape him. Serenity watched fearfully, as one by one, the young teens were attacked, no matter how far they ran or how well they hid, Kaiba had found each and every one of them.

Kaiba flew down in front of her, as he held the body of a boy who looked to be around fifteen years old. His lips were full of blood, as some dripped down from it. He smirked at her frightened expression.

"If you want, hurry, you can still get some blood out of him. But hurry before he dies, cause after that, it's no good" he said, dropping the body to the floor.

Serenity stepped back, shaking her head. "No. . ." she trailed off. She wouldn't do it. She didn't know if she ever could.

Kaiba glared. "Fine then. Let his death be for nothing. No matter to me.Now, seeing as you won't drink his blood, were going back home." He said, as he grabbed her by the arm, and were back in the air. . .

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So there ya go! Pretty long chapter right? Well, I hope you guys enjoyed it as I enjoyed writing it! I'm also sorry if Joey was a bit out of character. Anyways, another big thanks to all who reviewed!

Please review and tell me what you think!!