A/N: Hey, cool, it's my first Yu-Gi-Oh! fic! Go me! I know there's not a lot of action in this chapter, but there will be in the future, 'kay? Just read this chapter and I'll have the next one up when I get some reviews. (hint, hint)

BTW, here's a key to different text formats:

"Speech"

Thought

Yami to Hikari

Hikari to Yami

Telepathy

Disclaimer: Me no own Yu-Gi-Oh! Me own OC's only!

KO: Okay, on with the fic!

Chapter 1 - Leaf in a Hurricane

Terri's POV

"Hey, Meg!" I called. "Have you seen my deck?"

"Since when am I in charge of those cards?" she yelled back.

"Since it's your daughter that usually takes 'em!" I retorted angrily.

"I don't see why you get so concerned about those stupid cards!"

"Because they're my only escape!" I shouted, going into Denise's room.

"What're you talking about? Escape from what?"

From my pathetic excuse of a family, I thought bitterly.

Maybe I should introduce myself. My name is Terri Allen, but the reason I'm so cold to my "family" is that they're not my real family. My real parents died when I was four, so I was adopted by a woman named Meg Grayson and her daughter Denise. I often thought that I was getting in the way, as I was yelled at and beaten when I was younger. What seemed strange at the time, though, was that I had never done anything wrong.

After 10 years of a strange combination of abuse and negligence, I had had enough. I spent the next year planning, attempting, and re-planning my escape. However, each time I tried to run away, I got caught.

"All right, Denise, where are they?" I snapped, looking under her bed, one of her usual hiding places for my cards.

"Where are what?" the 12-year-old terror sneered, rolling her eyes.

"Don't play dumb, although I know it's hard not to. Where'd you put my Yu-Gi-Oh! cards?"

"I didn't do anything to them."

"You're lying."

"What makes you so sure?"

"Your mouth's moving, now where are they?!"

"Mom told me to keep 'em in here 'cause you spend too much time with them instead of with your family."

"I don't have a family," I spat, snatching my Yu-Gi-Oh! deck off of her computer desk. "And you two don't even come close to one." I walked into my room and grabbed a duffel bag filled with clothes and a binder full of more Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. "Meg! I'm going down to Iris's house!" I called, running down the stairs. "Can I spend the night?"

"I guess so," she said, sounding reluctant, which I knew she was; she never let me out of the house unless it was a weekend, and rarely then.

"What's the matter, don't want me to go?" I taunted.

SMACK! I staggered back a step, then stood upright again, wiping the blood from my nose. "You've struck me for the last time, Meg Grayson. I know I'm just a burden to you, so you'll never see me again," I said, surprisingly calm despite my inner rage. I turned and walked away, never looking back.

Normal POV

Terri walked on until she came to Iris's door. She knocked and waited for an answer. "Hello?" Iris asked, opening the door. "Hi, Terri!" Noticing her bloody nose, she gasped, "Oh, my God! What happened?! Did Meg hit you again?!"

"Yeah," Terri replied, wincing in pain as she did so. "I think she broke it again."

"You better let my dad take care of that," she said, worried.

"Nah, I'll let it heal by itself like last time. Besides, I didn't come here for pity. I came to say goodbye."

"What?! You--you can't! I won't let you!" she cried in horror, grabbing her friend's wrists and deliberately covering the scars left by her last suicide attempt.

"What? No, I'm not gonna kill myself, but I am running away. I'm leaving this city to start a new life. Iris, I can't take it anymore! If I stay here, she'll just find me! You're my only friend, Iris; I hope you can understand. I'm sorry; maybe we'll meet again. Goodbye, my friend," she said as the two hugged tightly. "I've got to go now before it gets any harder to." With that, she ran off, once again without looking back.

A/N: Hiya, KO here again with my first Yu-Gi-Oh! fic! Go me!

Terri: You hate me.

KO: Why would I hate you?

Terri: You tell me! And didn't you already say this was your first YGO fic in the first note?

KO: I don't hate you; I just like to torture my characters. I've heard of people that torture their favorite characters, so consider yourself lucky. And yes, I said it, I just like to advertise AMAP.

Terri: Yay. Lucky me. By the way, what's "AMAP?"

KO: "As Much As Possible." Anyway, there's a pretty button down there that says, "Go," and it's next to a pretty dialogue box that says, "Submit Review." Click it! Review please!

Preview and Summary of Chapter 2 - A New Arrival:

Terri: Next time on My Pain is Your Pleasure, I find myself sucked into the Yu-Gi-Oh! world! For some strange reason, I also find myself looking like a female version of Yugi and speaking perfect Japanese!

KO: I know you're all also wondering, "What's Terri thinking, challenging Yugi to a duel?!"

Terri: Hey! I like to think I'm a pretty good duelist!

KO: But still, he's the King of Games….

Terri: Shut up! Spoilers, remember?

KO: Oh, crap! (covers mouth) (through hands, still covering mouth) Ignore the duel part if you want to!

Preview of Chapter 2:

"Yugi, get the mail, onegai!"

"Okay," he chirped, running outside. He glanced down, and his eyes nearly doubled in size. "Ojîchan, there's a girl unconscious on the sidewalk!" he yelled.

"Wh--where am I?"

"Who are you guys, anyway?"

KO: Review please!