Chapter One: Arrival

Ryou Bakura was looking around the airport trying to find where his uncle and aunt were waiting for him.

//Can you remind me again why we are here?//

/Father got a letter that I was accepted into a school called Hogwarts School of Whichcraft and Wizardry. I don't really believe in this stuff but my Mother was a witch so I didn't want to disappoint her.../

//Hogwarts? What kind of name is that?//

Ryou shrugged. He actually had no idea about magic. The little shadow magic he knew wouldn't be enough to skip 5 grades! What was his father playing at?

//When are we going back to Domino?//

/I don't know, but It won't be soon/

//Darn I should have taken Yugi's Millennium Puzzle when I had the chance! Domino was a hot spot for Millennium Items! Though Magic does sound pretty interesting... I can use it to kill that blasted Pharaoh! Mua ha ha ha ha...//

Ryou scanned the terminal and spotted a beefy man holding a sign with the name "Bakura Ryou" on it. Ryou walked over to the man and his wife. His uncle introduced himself as Uncle Vernon, his aunt introduced herself as Aunt Petunia.

"Follow me" Uncle Vernon said shortly. Ryou did what he was told and before he knew it, he was sitting in the back seat in a fancy BMW looking out the window. After what seemed like an eternity, the van passed a road called Privite Drive.

//That's and unusual road for a street//

/Yami, be quiet I'm about to get off/

//It's hot in here, can you let me out of the ring for just five minutes?//

/Sorry Yami I don't want to expose ourselves on the first day. Even Father doesn't know about you. Tell you what, when we find somewhere private, then I'll let you out. No Guarantees though./

The car pulled into the driveway, Ryou looked at the house. "Number four Privet Drive" He read aloud.

"Nice house." said Ryou politely as he walked in.

/This place smells like Grandma's house/

//It smells like Grandma//

"Your cousin is out playing baseball with his friends right now, but your other cousin is waiting in the hallway" said Aunt Petunia quicky.

"Thank you" he replied and dragged his suitcase into the hallway. What met Ryou's eyes was not was he expected. Unlike Uncle Vernon, his cousin was tall skinny, and had jet black hair,-like Yugi's seemed to defy all laws of gravity. "Uh... Hello my name is Ryou Bakura. You must be Harry Potter"

"Nice to meet you Ryou I have a letter for you," said Harry. He handed Ryou the letter.

Dear Mr. Bakura, It sayed

We are pleased to imform you that you have been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardey along with your companions Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and Marik Ishtar. Inclosed is a list of the things you need.

Albus Dumbledore
~ //Guess I still have a chance to get the puzzle after all!//

Bakura was itching to get out of the ring. Ryou could feel it.

"So, you're a wizard?" asked Harry

"Uh huh"

"I must warn you about the Durslys. They don't like wizards."

"Thank you for telling me that" Ryou said staring out into space.

"You okay?" Harry asked. "You seem sort of preoccupied."

"I'm fine," Ryou said. He would really have to limit his conversations with his yami to when nobody was around, or people would think he had an extremely short attention span. Harry looked up and frowned. "That's strange. It says here that you're to start term as a fifth year with some of your friends. But no one's ever skipped four whole years at Hogwarts to my knowledge.unless they've got immense power." Harry gave Ryou an odd look, but Ryou ignored it, or tried to at least.

"Oh and by the way, here is your room." said Harry changing the subject.

"BOYS It's dinner time!" came Aunt Petunia's shrill voice up the staris. "Get It before Dudley eats it all!"

/Dudley must be my other cousin/

//Sounds like a real fatty-just like his dad//

/Bakura!/

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Harry and Ryou kept their conversations to basic talk-nothing out of the ordinary. Ryou didn't mention anything about the Millennium Items, his yami, or Duel Monsters. Harry was careful to shut up about magic and anything that would get the Dursleys suspicious.

The Dursleys took Ryou sightseeing a lot. They took him to the zoo, an amusement park, and a sports stadium, and tried to keep him apart from Harry. They didn't want Ryou to find out the secret about Harry. Little did they know, Ryou already knew.

After a whole week had passed, Harry told Ryou to start packing up his stuff. Ryou still hadn't mentioned the fact that he was a wizard to the Dursleys. After all, Harry had already mentioned that the Dursleys didn't appreciate wizards. Ryou didn't want to make his stay worse than it already was. Dudley was fat and ate a lot. Aunt Petunia was prone to spying on neighbors from the window with her telescope. Uncle Vernon was usually cross or loud, or both. Bakura was on the verge of sending all of them to the Shadow Realm by the time they were supposed to leave.

A Blue car stopped in front of the Dursleys front door. The tall boy inside it introduced himself as Ron Weasly and put his trunk into the car. "Thank you for having me" said Ryou to the Dursleys.

"It was a pleasure" said Aunt Petunia with a tone a sarcasum.

//Can I come out?//

/.Fine. Just for a little while though./

//Oh, I only need a minute or two.// Ryou didn't like the smirk that was mentally spreading widely across his yami's face, but he relinquished control anyway.

Bakura smirked. "Don't worry. I'll make sure nothing.unfortunate happens to you when we return from that wizarding school. I should hate for you to turn into a frog or sprout antlers." This was all said in a fake sugary- sweet voice.

Ryou groaned and took back control. Feeling it would be silly to stop and apologize, he climbed into the Jeep and peeked out the window.

The Dursleys' faces had gone red. Dudley was mouthing wordlessly. Uncle Vernon was roaring something about how he was worse than Harry and ought to be locked up, while Aunt Petunia stammered random things and nearly fainted.

Everybody burst out laughing at their antics, except for Ryou and Harry. Ryou promptly began communicating with Bakura as Mr. Weasley started up the car and zoomed off, while Harry watched Ryou suspiciously. With the return of Voldemort, anyone could be a spy. He felt a bit stupid doubting his own cousin, but it couldn't help it. He found it extremely odd how Ryou had seemingly switched from a caring and polite personality to a sarcastic and witty one in 0.2 seconds.

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He was almost done with the spell that would allow him to call upon the Shadow Realm and any monsters willing to do his bidding. He quickly finished and called forth the Shadow Realm. The air crackled with excess energy and a void opened in the room, shadows spilling into the room.

A strange-looking, silent creature slipped out of the void. "Who has awoken the Shadow Realm?" it asked.

"It is I, Lord Voldemort," he said simply. The monster paused and nodded slowly.

"So, Voldemort, what do you want with the duel monsters that reside within the Shadow Realm?"

An evil grin spread over Voldemort's face. "I would like you to call the strongest team of evil duel monsters to hunt down the boy named Harry Potter, and kill him. Preferably before he reaches his destination, the school called Hogwarts."

"Very well"

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Yugi walked into his room with a letter clutched in his hand. Yami was sitting on a swivel chair playing Yugi's Gameboy.

"Dammit, Mario," he was muttering under his breath, "why won't you jump higher?"

"Hey Yami, there's something I need to talk to you about"

"Not right now, Yugi, I'm kinda busy."

"It's important."

"Uh-huh. I'm trying to rescue Princess Toadstool."

"Why?"

"Because someone has to."

"Yami, this is important!"

"Why is it so important?" asked Yami, furiously tapping away at the Gameboy. "Dammit, Mario, just go down the freakin' tube!"

"Please Yami"

"Talk to me later. I'm at the boss."

Yugi sighed as he went back downstaris. "NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"What was that?" asked Grandpa

"Yami!" cried Yugi as he ran upstairs.

Yami was sitting on the floor banging Yugi's Game Boy Advance on his head. "No no no!!! How could I loose??? I'm the King of Games!!! I can't loose! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"YAMI YOU SCARED ME HALF TO DEATH!!!" Yugi yelled. It didn't happen very often.

"Ok what do you so desprately want to show me?"

"This" Yugi handed him the letter ~

To Mr Yugi Moto,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardary. You are going to be a later starter, studying in the 6th year when you begin but most certain you will be able to catch up with the guidance of our wonderful staff at Hogwarts. School starts on September the First. You are expected to come by the school train. Your stationery list, train ticket and other important directions have been enclosed as well in the envelope. We await your return owl.

From Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardary.

Yugi took out the rest of the things in the envelope.

Stationery list:

The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6

By Miranda Goshawk

Dark Arts and how to defend yourself against them

By Evlit Sennen

History of Magic

By Loscraf Liescaf

Herbs' and Plants' Uses

By Poterbs Hlants

An Expert's Guide to Magical Beasts

By Tethica Distrel

Ancient Writings

By Loswrit Ansen

Foresee into the Mists

By Crysir Millfor

Train Ticket:

King's Cross Platform 9 3/4 11:00 am sharp

Directions:

It would be advisable to be in Britain at least a week before school starts. You MUST NOT tell anyone other than your closest relatives where you are going for the privacy of the magical world!

"Guess I'll just have to tell Grandpa" said Yugi

"Why must you be so gulable? This could be a trick to get your puzzle!" Yami reacted at once

"Hey look! There's more," Yugi said shaking the envolope. A peice of paper fell out; he read it. Yugi grinned.

"What are you so happy about?"

"Ryou, Seto and Marik are coming too!"