Disclaimer: I do not own YGO or Castle in the Sky.

Bwuahahaha!!! I just had another ingenious scheme for a fanfic! Mwuahahaha!!! I got this idea after watching a movie. I'll let the readers guess what movie it is.

Oh yeah! Ryou and Yugi are from the past; Yami, Bakura, and Marik the present. Yami, Bakura (the yami), and Marik (the yami) are normal people (well, reincarnations of Yugi and Ryou; Marik's normal). The Millennium Items don't carry ancient spirits; they just have great power.

And I'm thinking of writing an Isis/Bakura fic!

Let me know if it gets too confusing for ya.

Oh, the ages:

Tea and Anzu – 15

Bakura and Ryou – 16

Marik – 16

Seto Kaiba – 18

Serenity (she's not related to Joey) – 15

Joey – 17

Tristan – 17

Duke – 17

Isis (not related to Marik; only appears in prologue) – 37

Shadi (only appears in prologue)– 40

Mai – 19

Mokuba – 14

Yami and Yugi – 16

Grandpa Muto – about 80 or so (not related to Yugi or Yami)


Through the Eye of the Beholder

By: Chi Yagami



"Steady now," one of the soldiers commanded. "We've been through winds like these before."

The land was shaking. The flying tree and its surroundings were encountering harsh winds. The castle looked like it would crumble any second, but the power of the Millennium Items held it up.

Anyone on earth who looked up would see what looked like an enormous castle with a tree roof flying over them. It was a wonderful sight to see. However, this soaring palace wasn't meant for looks. Oh no. One blast of energy from one of its canons could take out an entire kingdom. This powerful fortress was called Kanashi [1].

The royal family that lived there ruled over the entire planet. They could see everything that happened on the world below. The Mazakis were a violent family. No one could stop them from tormenting the poor people of Earth. The people feared no one could or wanted to stop these violent attacks. That was, until Anzu Mazaki turned fifteen.

"Don't worry," another man replied. "The Items are stronger than this."

Meanwhile, the royal family was getting ready to celebrate. The only one who didn't seem to want to come to the party was the birthday girl herself.

Anzu sighed and stared back out the window. She missed him so much.

Ryou was Anzu's best friend back on Earth. She had been their briefly with her father to pick up some things for who knows what. During that time, she'd met this boy who told her all about Earth and how wonderful it was to live there. She was tired of hearing how her father, King Shadi, planned to destroy Earth. She'd never see Ryou again.

Anzu blinked and stared out the window, squinting. She thought she saw an aircraft of some sort. But that couldn't be true. The only things that could fly were birds and Kanashi.

She'd been hiding from everyone because she didn't want to gain the responsibilities of her parents. When a Mazaki turned fifteen, they inherited a Millennium Item and got married. What Anzu couldn't understand is why she was forced to marry her cousin, Yugi. Her mother had said something about keeping the bloodline pure, but still…

Anzu heard the door to her hiding spot open. Yugi poked his head in and smirked.

"There you are! I've been looking everywhere for you, and so has everyone else," he exclaimed, taking a spot next to her on the window seat.

"Please, Yugi. Go away. I don't want all this…"

"Come now, Anzu. You know the rules of being a Mazaki," he argued. "You inherit an Item and get married."

"I know, I know. But…"

"But you don't want to marry me, huh?"

"Not really," she answered. "But also, I'm not into the whole 'let's-destroy-the-earth-cause-we're-higher-up-in-the-air' kind of thing. I want peace."

"That's why I do all of the nasty stuff, while you just sit there and take care of the kids," Yugi explained. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her into his lap. Then he began to play with her hair.

"But I don't want anyone destroying anything! Why can't we all just live in peace?" she cried angrily, startling Yugi and making him drop a half-completed braid.

"I don't know; I just follow the rules our ancestors made," he murmured into her ear. He kissed her on the cheek, and then he stood up, pulling her with him.

"Come on. If we don't getting going now, your father's going to get really mad," Yugi said, pulling Anzu down the hall and towards the throne room.

"You're right," she said, not wanting to argue. Yugi was too sweet for his own good. At least she'd have a kind husband, even if he was a little on the short side.

As they approached King Shadi and Queen Isis, they overheard random conversations.

"—hey, look, there's the princess now!"

"—somebody said we were currently flying over Japan—"

"—wonder how mad the King'll be when he sees his daughter?"

"Father?" Anzu asked. Shadi turned to see his daughter and future son-in-law.

"Where have you been young lady? We've been searching everywhere!"


"It's my fault, sir," Yugi interrupted. "Anzu and I were talking about…"

"…how many kids we're going to have!" Anzu finished.

"Oh," Shadi said. "And how many would that be?"

Yugi looked at Anzu, but she only mouthed something. Was that ten?

"Eight…?" he said, hoping Anzu was thinking the same thing.

"Eight?!" a nearby servant said, amusement in his voice. "Boy, she's not a machine! She can't pop them out like that!" He snapped his fingers. Shadi glared, and he left.

"Very well then," he said, turning back to his daughter. "Go with your mother; Yugi, come with me."

Anzu followed her mother into a small chamber.

"It's time to receive your Millennium Item," Isis said with a smile.

'Please not the Eye! Please not the Eye,' Anzu pleaded. 'That thing is disgusting!'

"Here," Isis said, holding out the Millennium Necklace. Anzu sighed with relief. Her mother fastened the chain around her neck.

"You look beautiful," her mother said.

"Which Item does Yugi get?" Anzu asked.

"The Millennium Puzzle."

Shadi had the Millennium Rod, and Isis had the Millennium Ring. The other Items lay on the table, holding up Kanashi. Anzu's parents would soon place their Items with the others after she took the throne.

Anzu and Isis went back to the party. After the feast, Anzu went to bed. Tomorrow, she and Yugi would get married. With all of the commotion inside the palace, no one saw the small aircraft land in the bushes that night.

The next morning, Anzu woke up early. She put on a robe, grabbed the Necklace, and hurried down the hall to the chamber. She slowly opened the chamber door and went inside. She walked past the Items and over to a tall black stone. She put on the Millennium Necklace and placed her hand on the giant rock.

"Robots of Kanashi, this is your master speaking," Anzu chanted with tears in her eyes. "I command you to kill everyone on this land. Spare no one's life, not even the royal family or me…"

She began to cry. She didn't want it to be this way, but no one else would listen. Everyone would die, including her, but she had to end the madness somehow. Even if, years later, someone managed to find this deserted place, they wouldn't be able to control it. The Millennium Items only responded to noble blood.

She'd heard that she had an uncle on earth with noble blood, but that had only been a rumor.

Anzu gasped and turned when she heard the door open. Isis entered.

"My child! What are you doing in here?"

"I… I was praying for good luck…" That was a lie.

"Well, no need for that. Come! We must get you ready for your wedding!"

Three hours later, Anzu stood in front of her mirror. Gazing back at her was a beautiful young woman in a dazzling wedding dress. She just couldn't seem to zip it up.

"Here, let me help you with that," a voice said. She felt the zipper go up. But there was no one else in the room but her! She spun around, ready to yell at one of her maids. But it wasn't a maid.

It was a boy with long white hair and brown eyes. He seemed to be smirking at her.

Anzu screamed and slapped him on the cheek. He stumbled backwards, but managed to slap a hand over her mouth before she caught someone's attention. Of course, no one was paying attention to her because killer robots were invading the throne room. Not even Shadi could stop them, and he had an Item (Yes, these are the robots Anzu ordered to kill everyone)!

Anzu shook with fear. What was this guy going to do with her? Possibly rape her? Yet, he looked so familiar…

He removed his hand, but got a firm grip on her arm. Wait! She knew those brown eyes…

"Ryou…?" she asked with hesitation. He nodded, his frown spilling into a wide grin. She hugged him tightly.

"I thought I'd never see you again!" she cried, tears of joy falling onto her cheeks. "How'd you get here?"

"I flew. Now, what's going on?"

She pulled away from him sadly.

"I'm getting married."


"And… Oh no! You've got to get out of here quick! Before the robots—" Too late for that.

The door broke down and a robot entered, firing random beams all over the room. Anzu and Ryou were thrown back, and the Millennium Necklace flew off her neck and out the open window.

"Anzu," he said, pulling her close to him, "I love you."

"I love you too, Ryou."

The robot spotted them and fired. Anzu screamed, but it was a short scream.

Ryou cocked an eye open and looked at the dying girl in his arms. They were both covered in blood.

"No," he whispered. "Don't die! Anzu… I love… you…"

Those were his last words before they died in each other's arms.

Meanwhile, Shadi's Millennium Rod had been flung out the window, and the robots were now advancing on him. There was nothing he could do about it. Kanashi was doomed…


[1] Kanashi means "sad" in Japanese.

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