Disclaimer: If I said I owned Yu-Gi-Oh then you know I'd be lying.

Author's note: OH MY GOD!!! Somehow (don't ask me how) but Fanfiction deleted my first chapter and replaced it with chapter two!!! Now I have to try and remember my content for chapter one!!!!!!! @_@  Brain…overload… Oh well…I just hope I didn't change too many things… I'm seriously thinking of making this fic go on a hiatus for a while…but I guess I'll continue it since I've poured so much work over it already. Damn first chapter!

Title: Secret Admirer

Author: Deena

Rated: PG13

Genre: Romance

Pairing: Ryou/Anzu

Summary:                                      

From the desk of Mai Kujaku

Bachelor #1: Bakura Ryou
This Month's Scheme:
Match Ryou with Anzu

Ryou's too shy for his own good. He can't even say a proper sentence in Anzu's presence! Well, I guess it's up to me, as usual. I think Anzu needs a secret admirer to shower her with gifts and flowers. That should be enough to drive even the sweetest man wild with jealousy and prompt him into action. I'll leave the falling in love part to Anzu… (A/U)

~ Chapter 1~

Ryou Bakura raced up the stairs that led to his classroom, carrying his books in his arms. He was late, LATE, LATE!!! The teacher was going to kill him for sure!

Unfortunately for him, he failed to notice someone in front of him in his mad rush and bumped into her.

CRASH!!!!!!

Ryou managed to keep himself steady but his books had tumbled to the ground. The other person wasn't so lucky either and fell down.

" I'm sorry, I wasn't watching where I was going – Anzu?" Ryou blushed a deep red.

" No, it's my fault. I should've been more careful," Anzu said as she stood up.

Ryou said nothing. His cheeks were now burning an inhuman red. Anzu pretended not to notice and glanced around to see Ryou's books scattered on the floor. " Oh, Ryou, your books!" she cried out and helped to pick them up.

That sent him into motion. He began to gather his books into a pile, and when he accidentally clasped his hand on top of Anzu's, he quickly drew it back like he had been zapped.

" Ryou?" Anzu said, hurt. He had been acting so strangely toward her for some time now. Ever since they hit senior year, in fact. They used to be so close. Talking to each other, holding hands, hanging out…it had never been a problem before. Now, however, it seemed as if Ryou was pulling away from her. Was it because he didn't want to be friends with her any more?

At that thought, Anzu felt as if her heart had been stabbed. No, there must be a logical explanation. So why does Ryou act like that? Could it be that he – No way. Ryou was a friend. Just a friend. He would never like her that way! Especially since she already had feelings for one tri-colored boy.

" Bye, Ryou!" Anzu smiled and waved, but to her disappointment, the boy had already disappeared.

Sighing sadly, she made her way to the washroom.

*          *          *

Mai Kujaku smirked when Ryou Bakura entered the class, grinning sheepishly. After a well-chosen remark about his tardiness from the teacher, Ryou was allowed to be seated. Her smirk widened when Anzu walked in, with Ryou's eyes following her every move until she sat down.

It was no secret to her that Ryou liked Anzu Mazaki. She had a perfect view of him, especially when he doodled Anzu's name on his notebooks. But Ryou was just so – shy! He couldn't even speak in Anzu's presence, let alone admit his undying love! And Anzu was part of the problem too. The signs were all there, but either she was blind or too innocent. Perhaps it had something to do with her crush on Yami Mutou, Yugi's older brother. Either way, she was very tired of this: Ryou following Anzu and Anzu stalking Yami.

Taking out a notebook from her desk, she began to write down a few important notes.

Bachelor #1: Bakura Ryou

This Month's Scheme: Match Ryou with Anzu

Ryou's too shy for his own good. He can't even say a proper sentence in Anzu's presence! Well, I guess it's up to me, as usual. I think Anzu needs a secret admirer to shower her with gifts and flowers. That should be enough to drive even the sweetest man wild with jealousy and prompt him into action. I'll leave the falling in love part to Anzu…

*          *          *

" Anzu, you've got mail!"

Anzu climbed down the stairs to her mother, who had letters and bills in her hands. Shooting her a curious look, Mrs. Mazaki handed Anzu her letter.

Anzu slit it open and began to read its' contents silently.

Dear Anzu Mazaki,

I'm in love with you.

Please don't throw this letter away. I'm in love with you, Anzu Mazaki.

Ever since I saw you during chemistry class, I've been attracted to your beautiful brown hair and sparkling blue eyes. I've never seen such a vision of loveliness, and I was haunted by you.

Of course, it was not only your awesome beauty did I fall for, but also for your great personality. Your caring, friendly, sweet personality drew me. Your courageous, brave spirit pulled me. I have never met another girl quite like you. It may seem like a case of 'love at first sight', but I truly am smitten by you.

I know it's cowardly of me not to sign the letter, but you see, I'm afraid. Afraid that you might reject this love that I feel for you. One day, perhaps, I would tell you my true name. This letter was just to confess to you of my feelings. Please do not worry. It might mar your lovely face.

Sincerely,

Your Secret Admirer

Anzu blushed scarlet. A secret admirer? Someone likes me? But who sent this letter to me?

Watching the expression on Anzu's face, Mrs. Mazaki asked, " Can I read it too?"

Anzu handed her the letter and Mrs. Mazaki read it. Finally she whistled and raised an eyebrow. " A secret admirer? (Sigh) My daughter is all grown-up! I remember my first love back in high school. He was your father, you know, and I didn't know he had a crush on me. He was so shy, sweet, and quiet. He even sent me love letters just to gain my attention!"

Anzu rolled her eyes. She had heard this story about a ka-billion times already. Still, she was flattered that someone liked her. But who? Maybe Jounouchi and Honda had sent it as a joke…but those two ding-bats couldn't write a proper love letter if it hit them on the head. Yugi was too shy for that, and Ryou was just…Ryou. And Yami…?

Anzu blushed. Maybe Yami…?

" Anzu, are you listening?"

The brunette snapped out of her reverie and smiled sheepishly. " Sorry, I was thinking about something. Err…I have to do my trig homework now. See you!" She took the letter from Mrs. Mazaki and ran up to her bedroom. But she knew she couldn't do her homework tonight. All she could think about was that love letter…

*          *          *

" Perfect. Phase one is complete. Now for phase two." A slender figure who had been spying on Anzu stepped out of the bushes, smirking. She frowned as she brushed the dirt and leaves her sleeves. " Memo to self: When playing matchmaker, do not hide in bushes."

To be continued…