Hiya! Beautiful Rose Kagome again! I hope that this story will go over better than my first one. Remember, I am a newbie....pouts adorably

Chapter 1

"I'm not a dog!! Stop calling me that! Damn it!" Joey yelled at the brunette CEO.

"Whatever you say, puppy."

"GAH!" Joey growled and stomped off. Kaiba smirked and watched the puppy storm off. 'It's so easy to get him riled up.'

Later that night

Joey winced as he painfully climbed into the shower.

"Ow!" Joey yelped as the hot water hit his throbbing bruises. "God, I hate this." Joey muttered and started washing the blood off his bruised and battered body.

Kaiba bit his lip as he typed on his laptop, working. A knock sounded on the door.

"Come in." He answered without looking up. Mokuba poked his head in and stepped in, closing the door behind him. He frowned, seeing the laptop.

"Big brother...." Kaiba looked up, pausing his typing. "Why don't you go outside and do something? Go for a walk? All you do is work, work, work. Take a break. Why won't you?"

"There's too much work to do." Kaiba answered simply and Mokuba frowned again.

Two days later

Joey drummed his fingers on the desk, bored. (Nothing new, ne? ) 'Stupid clock. MOVE FASTER!' Joey screamed in his head. He felt eyes on him and he turned, seeing Kaiba looking at him.

"What are you lookin' at, money bags?" Joey mouthed at him. Kaiba just smirked and Joey growled. 'Jerk'

After school

"Hey mutt."

"What do you want, Kaiba?" Joey growled out.

"Chill, puppy. You shouldn't be rude to your master."

"Kaiba, I'm about to pound your face in with my fist."

"Go ahead and try. I dare you." Kaiba raised an eyebrow, getting that usual smirk on his face. Joey was furious and he went to hit Kaiba, but Kaiba caught his fist in his hand. "You're going to have to do better than that, dog." Kaiba sneered and Joey cried out as Kaiba twisted his arm behind his back. "You would never last in a fight against me, mutt." Kaiba growled in Joey's ear. "Remember that next time." Kaiba pushed Joey away and Joey rubbed his arm as Kaiba climbed into his limo. Joey scowled as the limo took off and Joey picked up his bag as his best friend ran over to him.

"Joey?" Joey turned and saw Yugi." What was that all about? Are you okay?" Joey smiled.

"Yeah, Yug. I'm fine. Kaiba's bein' the usual asshole that he is."

"Do you want to come hang out with us at the arcade?"

"Nah. No thanks." Joey yawned. "I'm tired."

"Okay, Joey. See ya later!" Yugi called and ran off.

Three weeks later

Joey had no idea why he was here. For some reason his feet moved him here. To Kaiba's house. 'More like mansion.' It was pouring hard, but the blond didn't even notice. He let out a sigh and immediately sneezed afterwards.

"Joey?" Mokuba blinked, seeing Joey on the monitor screen. 'What's he doin' here?'

Joey jumped as a figure came running down the driveway. It was Mokuba!

"Joey! What are you doing here? And outside in the pouring rain?" Joey smiled.

"No idea."

"Well, come in before you get sick." Joey smiled again and nodded. The kid was cute. He had a big caring heart. That's what Joey liked about Mokuba.

Kaiba blinked as he heard sneezing downstairs. He stood up and went downstairs. What he saw surprised him.

"Mutt?" Joey looked up. "What are you doing here?" Joey scowled and turned away and Mokuba came over and put a blanket over Joey's shoulders.

"Thanks, Mokuba." Joey said quietly.

"No problem. Want something to drink?"

"Something hot." Mokuba nodded and got up, going into the kitchen.

"Mutt, answer my damn question. What the hell are you doing here in my home?"

"Leave me the fuck alone right now, Kaiba." Joey coughed and then sneezed again.

"You're in my house."

"I know that. I'm not stupid, you know."

"Hn. Could've fooled me. What were you doing in the pouring rain?"

"What do you care?"

"I was just curious." Kaiba shrugged like it was nothing. "I don't really care."

"Then why'd ya ask?" Joey glared at him. He then looked down at the floor and closed his eyes, remembering why he'd been outside in the first place.


"Dad, stop it!" Joey cried as he was backhanded again.

"Don't talk back to me, boy!" His father screamed, his words slurring a bit as he was drunk again. Joey cried out as he slapped hard, kicked in the stomach and kicked hard in the side. He whimpered as his father grabbed Joey's arms tightly and roughly pulled him up to his face. Joey gagged, smelling the alcohol on his father's breath. "Yer nothing but a piece of worthless crap!" Joey hung his head, crying. "Don't you dare be crying! Men don't cry!" Joey grunted and fell to the ground as he was kicked again.


"Pup? Y'okay?"

"I'm fine." Joey snapped. "Leave me alone..." Mokuba started coming back, but hid around the corner, hearing Joey.

"What's the matter with you now?"

"I don't want to talk about it." Joey got up, leaving the blanket on the couch.

"Answer my question, mutt!" Kaiba grabbed Joey's arm and Joey cried out in pain and Kaiba immediately let go, thinking he'd hurt him. Joey felt tears well up in eyes and Kaiba noticed. "Joey..." Joey snapped his head up. "What?"

"You..you've never actually called me my name before."

"I didn't notice." Kaiba looked at Joey's arm which was cradled against Joey's chest. "What happened?"

"You didn't do it." Joey looked at the ground. "I'm fine."

"No, you're not." Kaiba gently grabbed Joey's wrist and pulled his arm up, looking at Joey's arm and his eyes widened before narrowing in anger. No one hurt his puppy and got away with it. "Who did this?"

"N-No one."

"Who did it, Joey? Who did this to you?!"

"N-N-No one!" Joey pulled his arm away. "Just...just forget about it."

"Tell me who did this."

"Why do you care all of a sudden?!" Joey screamed. "Why do you care if I'm hurt?! Huh?!" Kaiba was a bit shocked as Joey glared at him.


"Because?! God, Kaiba! You can't even tell me why you decided to care all of a sudden!"

"Well, maybe if you'd stop yelling at me, I might be able to tell you!"

"When has me ever stopped you from telling me something?!" Mokuba quickly decided not to interfere. He didn't want the two mad at him.

"Because I'm trying to tell you I care about you!" Sudden silence. Kaiba suddenly found the wall interesting and Joey was staring at Kaiba.

"W-What?" Kaiba sighed and looked at Joey. "T-This isn't a joke, right? You're not just fucking around with me to piss me off?" Kaiba scowled.

"What kind of person do you take me for, Joey? I wouldn't lie about something like this."

"I...I can't do this. Not now. I need to think."

"Joey, wait!" But Joey had already run out the door and into the heavy rain. Kaiba sighed.

"Big brother?" Mokuba asked cautiously.

"Mokuba, it's okay." Mokuba came out and looked at Kaiba.

"Seto...is everything alright?" Kaiba looked at his little brother.

"No, Mokuba. Everything isn't alright. Someone's hurting Joey and he won't tell me."

One month later

Kaiba sighed and washed his hands in the bathroom sink. He stood up, hearing crying. He went over and opened one of the stall doors and his eyes widened, seeing Joey sitting on the floor, hugging his knees to his chest as he cried.

"Joey.." Joey looked up and he looked scared. "Joey, what's wrong?"

"N-Nothing." Joey replied, his voice cracking.

"It's not nothing or you wouldn't be crying. Tell me what's wrong. Now." Joey could tell he wasn't getting out of this one.

"Can we go somewhere? I feel kind of embarrassed talking about it in the boys' bathroom." Kaiba chuckled.

"Yeah." Joey shakily stood up and followed Kaiba out of the restroom.

In Kaiba's limo

"We're actually ditching school?"

"Why does that surprise you?" Joey didn't answer. Instead, he burst into tears. Kaiba frowned and pulled the smaller boy into his lap. Joey clutched onto Kaiba and cried, his body shaking with

sobs. Kaiba sighed and patted Joey on the back.

Joey ended up crying himself to sleep when they finally reached the mansion.

"Wheeler...Wheeler! Wake up!" Joey whimpered slightly in his sleep and he clutched onto Kaiba's shirt tighter. Kaiba sighed softly and gathered Joey in his arms and went into the mansion.

A few hours later

Joey yawned and stretched. He blinked and opened his eyes, seeing silky red sheets under him. 'What the...' He looked up and looked around the room. 'Oh yeah. I'm at Kaiba's.' Someone knocked on the door and Joey jumped.

"You awake, puppy?" Joey rolled his eyes.

"For the last time, I am NOT a dog." Kaiba walked in and smirked.

"A simple "yes" would have been fine." Joey scowled.

"Leave me alone, Kaiba."

"Seriously, Joey. I want to talk." Joey 'hmphed' and scooted towards the wall on the bed and curled up into a tight ball. Kaiba sighed and sat down on the bed. "Joey, tell me."

"I don't want to talk about it right now." Kaiba narrowed his eyes and grabbed Joey's arm, made him lay on his back. "Don't touch me!" Kaiba growled as Joey tried to push him away. Kaiba quickly moved, straddling the blond now and he pinned his arms down.

"Now, listen, dog!" Joey gulped and his eyes widened. "You're going to talk whether you like it or not! Now tell me before I get angry and find out in a way you DON'T want me to." Kaiba huffed and Joey bit his lip. "Now are you going to tell me what's wrong?"

"Yes." Joey answered in a quiet voice.

"Good." Kaiba moved off of Joey and sat next to him again, looking at him. "Now who's been hurting you?" Joey folded his hands together and looked down.

"My dad."

"Your dad hits you?"

"Only when he's drunk!" Joey answered a little too quickly.

"Tell me the truth." Joey sighed. Damn Kaiba.

"Okay. He hits me all the time."

"Why don't you tell anyone about this?"

"Are you crazy?!" Joey glared at Kaiba. "If I tell anyone, he'd kill me!"

"You're telling me."

"Only because you forced me to!"

"Calm down!"

"I'm not going to calm down! It's not fair! What the hell do you have against me anyway?! Why do you have to pick on me?! Why can't you bother anyone else?" Kaiba looked away and Joey blinked. That was new. "K-Kaiba?"

"Just forget it." Kaiba got up, but Joey grabbed his wrist. Kaiba turned and looked at Joey.

"Set---Kaiba..tell me." Kaiba's eyes widened before softening.

"Call me Seto."


"I said you can call me Seto." Kaiba sat back down. "I don't mind."

"O-Okay, Seto." A loud growl sounded and Joey blushed, putting his hands over his stomach. Kaiba smirked.

"Pup's hungry, eh? Come on, I'll feed you."

"I can feed myself." Joey muttered. Kaiba reached out and ruffled Joey's hair and he growled, leaning away. Kaiba smirked again and got up.

"Come on, Chihuahua."

"Do I look like a Chi..Chihu.."


"Yeah, that...to you?" Kaiba just raised an eyebrow and went downstairs. Joey scowled and went after Kaiba. "Jerk.." He muttered softly and he smiled.


Joey whimpered in his sleep.

"You worthless piece of shit! You're nothing but dirt!!"

"Dad, stop!" Joey cried desperately. He clenched his eyes shuts and bit his lip as he was kicked hard in the stomach. He coughed up blood and tears streamed down his face.

"Say it! You're worth nothing!!!!! SAY IT!!!!!!!!"

"Joey! JOEY! WAKE UP!!!" Kaiba slapped Joey and Joey gasped, his eyes snapping open.


"Yes, it's me."

"W-W-What happened?"

"You were screaming and thrashing around in your sleep. I had to wrestle you to the damn bed!"

"Y-You did?" Joey looked down and saw Kaiba was sitting on his stomach.

"I'm sorry."

"For what?"

"I slapped you."

"Nah, it's okay. You had to." Kaiba moved next to Joey and he sat up, running a hand through his hair.

"Are you alright?"

"I'm fine." Joey sighed and closed his eyes.

"Joey.." Joey looked at Kaiba and saw worry in Kaiba's eyes. "Are you sure?" Joey swallowed hard and felt tears well up in his eyes. Kaiba frowned and Joey hesitantly laid his head on Kaiba's shoulder and started crying. Kaiba put an arm around his shoulders and ran his fingers through Joey's silky blond locks. Joey sniffled and soon lifted his head and wiped the tears from his cheeks.


"Don't be."



"I-I..I love you."

To be continued.......

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