Disclaimer: I do not own YGO or 13 Going on 30.
Sorry for the long wait! I've had a lot to do: homework, projects, Dr. Ed, and church. But I finished Dr. Ed and passed with a 91! Yay! I'm trying to update all of my ignored fics (except Anywhere and Living the HalfLife because nobody's waiting on them), so I've updated Stille Nacht so far, and sometime soon I'll update Paradise Island. Beneath the Desert Sands's sequel is being pushed back unfortunately.
This chapter will have some Seto/Anzu for all those Seto fans out there.
Here's a recap:
Anzu's been whisked off to a futuristic world were she's abandoned her friends. She came back to Japan to find out what happened and to see old friends. She was spending the night at Malik's house when we left off…
This fic is dedicated to Master Ruby, Ladythief15, Rayne B., Palaeh and DojomistressAmbychan. Thanks for all of your reviews!
-Third Half of the Wishbone
By: Chi Yagami
Chapter 4 – Filling the Gaps
The next morning, Anzu felt a lot better. She's had a goodnight's sleep on the cot Rishid had provided for her. And this morning wasn't bad either: Rishid made pancakes, eggs, and bacon.
"Umm, Malik?" she asked as she cleared away her dishes.
"Do you by any chance have a high school yearbook?"
"Sure… It's up in my room; come on," he said, leading her upstairs. His room was crowded with junk: a TV sat crooked on a table, clothes were thrown everywhere, his bunk bed was a mess, and the closet was even worse than the room. Anzu sat down on the bottom bunk, but a moment later she jumped up screaming that something had moved. Malik poked his head out of the closet and sweat-dropped.
"Marik! Stop scaring people!" he told his yami.
Sure enough, Marik scrambled out from under the covers, giving Anzu a wide smirk. She scooted off the bed completely.
"Here we go… Senior Year," Malik said as he sat down on the bed. Anzu sat down next to him, and Marik was on the other side of his hikari.
'Man, I feel like a father reading to his kids… (OO)'
"Here are everybody's mug shots…"
Anzu gasped as she saw her friends. They all looked so grown-up and pretty. Shizuka had cut her hair, and Rebecca had glasses. Malik flipped through the rest of the book for her.
"You know you're not in here, right?" he asked. She nodded. She knew that she and Miho hadn't finished at that high school, but that they had moved over to America their sophomore year.
"Poor Yugi never got to graduate…"
Anzu still couldn't believe that Yugi was gone. Why him? He never did anything wrong! He never hurt anybody! Why did bad things happen to such good people? She thanked Malik and told him she needed to leave. He suggested that she at least go visit Isis. Marik tried to slip her his number, but in the end, it slipped into the trash.
She left the neighborhood and headed for the center of Domino. The museum was squished between two skyscrapers, and it had a small parking lot across the street. Anzu entered the semi-crowded building and looked around for the directory. Isis's office was on the 5th floor so she'd take the elevator. She knocked on the door and waited for a response.
"Come in," a female voice replied, sounding stressed.
Anzu opened the door, only to be greeted by stacks upon stacks of books. A robed woman was leaning over her desk writing quickly, her hair swept up in a messy knot. Isis was peering down at the paper through her spectacles.
"Can I help you?" she asked in an annoyed tone.
"Umm… is something wrong?"
"I'm in a hurry so please make it quick," the Egyptian snapped. She looked up, ready to open her mouth and order the visitor away, and paused. There was something very familiar about this girl; perhaps she'd once worked at the museum. "Do I know you?"
"Yes, Isis. It's me, Anzu Mazaki," the girl replied. Isis gasped; it was Anzu.
"Anzu! I missed you!" she cried, running and hugging her friend. "What's up? What're you doing here?"
"Nothing much… I'm taking a break from work to visit all of my old friends."
Anzu walked back to the café where she'd told Miho to meet her for lunch. She couldn't believe that Miho, or Mimi, was her best friend. They'd been enemies in high school, so why were they hanging out now? Anzu also didn't understand why Kaiba was dating her. Last thing she'd heard from Mimi was that they'd gone to Prom together and had been dating ever since.
She entered the café to find Miho and Seto waiting for her.
"Seto," she said as she ran over and hugged him. He squeezed her back and kissed her. Anzu could've sworn she should've melted right then and there, except for the fact that everyone was watching them. She sat down with the two and they all began to talk.
"So, Anzu, why'd you want to come back to Domino?" Seto asked. He hadn't heard a real explanation, only that she wanted to see her hometown again.
"Well, I thought since I haven't been here in a while, I'd come and see what everybody's up to," she replied nervously. She didn't want them knowing that she'd just found out about Yugi…
"That's nice," he said. "Say, do you want to go somewhere special for dinner tonight?"
"I'm uhh… having dinner with Isis. You remember her, right?" Anzu replied hastily. Seto nodded, although he didn't like how Anzu was rushing the conversation.
"So, I'll see you two tomorrow, then?" Miho asked. "I'm going to the gym if you don't mind."
"So, Anzu, do you want to come over to my place before heading off to dinner?"
Sorry that it was a short update, but it's better than none, right? Next chappie, Ryou and Anzu will have their dinner, and Ryou starts to fall for Anzu again!
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