Warnings/notes : Seto/Joey, Pegasus + Funny Bunny, possible hints at other pairings, insanity, mix of diary/third pov, language, oocness (hey, I already warned for 'insanity'!).
Disclaimer : I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh. This plot was concocted thanks to SkyRat making a comment in my lj.
written at 8th april 2004, by Misura
Diary of Joey Wheeler, 10th of April
Guess who just got a job that will allow him to buy at least ten booster-packs of the new Duel Monsters-set *and* ten burger-menus? Yes! It's me, the incomparable Joey Wheeler!
It sucks a bit that it's only for two days, but hey, if I do good, maybe they'll hire me again. 'They' being the guys of Kaiba Corp. At first I didn't really like the idea of working for Kaiba, but ah well, it pays really well and odds are I won't even see him.
I used mom's last name too, so That Jerk will (hopefully) never even know. I am to wear some costume too, so even if he comes to check on how his employees are doing, he'll never recognize me. Pretty perfect eh? Best of all is that I hardly have to do anything to earn the cash. Just hand out some stupid flyers for that stupid Kaiba Land. Oh, and chocolate eggs too. I wonder how many I can smuggle home for myself ...
What? I'm a growing boy!
Current mood : Hungry!
"Well? How do I look?" Joey's voice was a bit muffled by the costume that covered him from head to toe. The openings in front of his eyes were barely big enough to see what was directly in front of him, and after ten seconds in the suit he was already finding it a little hard to breathe.
He was getting kind of warm too. Joey hoped it was simply a matter of getting used to it. Or perhaps he shouldn't have put on the costume fully dressed, even if he felt uncomfortable with the idea of, well, basically being naked inside the cursed thing.
"You make a really good Easter Bunny, Joey," Yugi said loyally. Bakura snickered, whispering something to Ryou, who shook his head in disapproval.
"Thanks Yugi!" Joey beamed at his friend, a gesture that was, unfortunately, invisible. "Ryou, Anzu, what do you think? I need some encouragement here."
Anzu rolled her eyes. "You look ... convincing," she admitted. "But it's kind of hard not to, with the costume and all. And what's so funny?" She glared at Bakura who was giggling.
"Nothing!" Ryou hastily assured her, throwing his yami a stern look.
"A mutt dressed up as a bunny!" Bakura howled. "That's just hysterical!"
Ryou flushed, while Anzu and Yugi looked blank.
"I don't get the joke," Anzu replied with a shrug.
"I bet Kaiba would!" Bakura stated, an evil gleam in his eyes.
"You tell him one word and I'll ... " Joey began.
"A rabid rabbit! Ryou saaaave me!" Bakura jumped in the arms of an unsuspecting Ryou in mock-fright.
Three pairs of eyes stared at the yami clutching the hikari. Ryou's blush deepened, especially when Bakura's hands wandered a little lower than his shoulders.
"He's had coffee this morning," Ryou explained weakly.
"Ah," Yugi answered in the tone of someone who has had some experiences with caffeine-influenced yamis himself.
Diary of Seto Kaiba, 10th of april
Apparently, the Mutt is even less intelligent than I thought. After declaring extra loudly that I was looking for temporal employees *and* having a poster shoved in his mail-box, he still hasn't applied for a position. While I *know* from a most reliable source that he desperately needs money.
I must admit I was looking forward somewhat to spying on him changing into his Easter Bunny-costume. It's specifically designed to be worn in replacement of normal clothing, though none of the people who applied for the position has been told this little piece of information.
Of course I had some dressing-rooms installed in the central building at which the employees are to get rid of their unneeded clothing. My plan was, in other words, brilliant.
Curse the Mutt for thwarting me over and over again! If there is any kind of divine, justice-distributing power reading this, I demand to have Joey Wheeler at my feet within the next two months! Or else I'll sue the lot of you for being frauds.
Current mood : Discontent
Seto sighed, leaning back in his chair and rubbing his temples in a tired gesture. He was feeling quite discontent with the turn of events. He was also feeling quite discontent with feeling discontent, which didn't help improve his mood in any way.
Why did it matter so much to him what Joey did? Why would he bother to try and help the blonde? All the mutt ever did was snarl and snap at him.
Perhaps that was it, though. He had never been able to shut Joey up by outsmarting him or by defeating him in a duel. But if he'd manage to shove a bit of charity down Joey's throat, forced him to accept his aid to show him that the puppy needed its master ... that might be a sweet victory indeed.
If only Joey had taken the bait ...
"Big brother? Is something wrong?" Mokuba eyed him worriedly. Seto blinked, realizing he hadn't even heard Mokuba enter.
"No, no, I'm fine." He smiled reassuringly.
"Thinking about Joey again? I saw you approved of his application for one of the Easter Bunnies." Mokuba grinned. Seto decided to find out who had allowed Mokuba to see the list of temporal employees and fire him or her. After that, he'd find the person who had told Mokuba his big brother had taken a certain interest in Joey and fire him/her as well.
Amongst all these vengeful thoughts, it took a full ten seconds for the full meaning of Mokuba's words to penetrate.
"I gave Joey a job? But ... " How was that possible?
"Yeah, he used his mother's last name. Kind of smart eh? Of course you saw through it right away," Mokuba chattered, his eyes sparkling. "It was a nice effort though, don't you think?"
"Quite promising," Seto agreed solemnly.
A/N : I would like to know if the mixed format is annoying or if people like it. (The same goes for the story itself, of course, but … the diary/third pov-mix seemed to fit the plot somehow.)