A/n- Bonus scene at the end, that explains a little more about Pog. I created him for a little random and insanity relief on my part. And he does meaningless chores for me. And I wrote this each night, when I should have been sleeping, so I was in sort of a daze when I wrote this. I already fell asleep twice at the computer. Oh and I suppose theirs not much romance in this chapter, more like shock and jealousy. Sorry!
Author Note: Big change to this one.
Disclaimer- How many times do I have to go over this, I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh!
Throwing Objects/Drinking Reaction
I hate Friday's. Everywhere I turn, it seems like nobody's working. Everyone wants to go home for the weekend. Maybe I should be more like Seto and fire the slackers. Then they would start concentrating more. Then I would be feared like Seto. Then I would have power like Seto. I would have Tea like Seto. I sat at my desk on the thirteenth floor, spinning back and forth in my chair, clicking my pen like I always do when I'm thinking. I just know there's something going on between him and Tea.
Yesterday (Not in Pov)
Seto stood in the elevator, when the doors opened and in walked Mokuba and Noa.
"It's about time Seto, people were staring to get suspicious," Noa said.
"Yeah, what was so important at Tea's house? When Noa told me that you were there, I almost called a doctor. It's not like you to go out of your way to fire someone." Mokuba said.
"I'm fine, your worrying was pointless." Seto replied, not looking at them. Mokuba and Noa exchanged glances of disbelief.
"But Seto-"Noa began.
"No buts. Like I said you had nothing to worry about. I am perfectly able to take care of myself." Seto said shifting his weight to another foot, feeling uneasy.
"Are you able to take care of yourself around a girl like Tea?" Mokuba mumbled behind him.
"What did you say?" He said turning and narrowing his eyes at him.
"I didn't say anything! I'm perfectly innocent!" Mokuba said, giving him an innocent face.
"Yeah, and I'm the tooth fairy. Just to let you know Seto, we find out everything eventually." Noa said as the doors opened. Seto walked out first leaving a brother trying to control his laughter and another staring at him and shaking his head.
"Hey, did you smell apples?" Mokuba said, finally recovering and walking off the elevator with Noa.
I know there's something he's not telling us. Something happened and I want to know what! He doesn't deserve a beautiful girl like her!
"Argh!" I flung my pen at the door, and unfortunately my secretary chose that time to walk into my office.
"Mr. Kaiba sir, we wha!"She ducked in time as the pen whizzed over her head.
"Sorry!" I said getting out of my chair and walking over to her.
"It's alright sir, I suppose I should have been more prepared since that was the fifth time you've done that today." She told me, turning to retrieve the pen.
"Sorry, its just I've been a bit distracted and frustrated lately." I said, chuckling slightly.
"Yes sir, that's understandable. I'm have be glad for him, but terribly mad at the press for getting into Mr. Kaiba's business." My secretary said handing me my pen.
"What are you talking about?" I asked her.
"Aren't you mad because of the newspaper this morning?" She asked me.
"I don't know, I haven't read it yet. Why what does it say about my brother, and which one?" I asked her, slightly concerned.
"I'll get one for you, then you can read for yourself. And it's about Mr. Seto" She said leaving my office and coming back shortly with the business section of the newspaper. She handed it to me with a smile on my face, and was horrified when I looked down at it.
"I'm guessing the journalists thought it was best in the business section of the newspaper, all though it shouldn't be there at all. Its all gossip and this 'Pog' guy is a real jerk to spy on them. But unfortunately it's the latest and hottest gossip." She said to me, although I was only half listening. I was to busy staring at the article in my hands. On it was the picture Pog had taken of Tea and Seto kissing in her doorway. I didn't bother reading underneath it.
"Ms. Chono, get me something to drink. Something strong. And hold my calls, I don't want to be disturbed." I said walking in a sort of stupor to my chair. I need to do some thinking and fast. First, alcohol, then to clear my head and think of something before its too late...
A/N- Hmmm, alcohol, then a clear mind? Like that will work well. But that's how I'm putting it so :p
"Joey get over here, were not getting anymore cream puffs!" Mai yelled to him. They were walking in down Joey's favorite aisle in the supermarket. The candy/cookie aisle.
"Aww, come on. One more box!" Joey said, trying to put in their cart.
"No, you need some self control. We already have three boxes!" Mai said pushing the cart past him and trying to get out of the aisle.
"But threes an unlucky numbah Mai!"
"Then put one back if it's so unlucky, but you're not getting anymore cream puffs. And that's final." She said and walked off heading towards the check out counter. Joey was going to beg some more but gave in. He slowly put the box on the shelf and went off to find Mai at checkout. He stood next to her in line with sad expression on his face.
Mai looked at him and sighed. She grabbed his favorite tabloid off a shelf by the checkout area and threw it at him without glancing at it.
"Here this should cheer you up. Find out what aliens have been spotted in America this week." She said shaking her head. "All this over a box of cream puffs."
"All right!" He said and caught it, his sad expression replaced with glee, which instantly turned to shock. He dropped the paper and stepped away from it as if it was poison.
"Its not possible, it has to be some trick. Yeah, I'm sure computers could create photo's." he murmured.
"What is the apocalypse coming?" She said not paying much attention and glaring at an elderly man whom she vaguely recognized that kept staring at her.
"I think it is Mai, look." He said pointing at the paper on the floor. She walked over and picked up the paper.
"Joey I don't even know why you read this rubbish, Oh My God!" She said looking closely at the picture. Seto was easiest to recognize in the picture, and there was no mistake it was him. And since Kaiba had been blocking some view of Tea, you would have to be a close friend to realize it was her. Which was lucky for her, but not him.
"This, this is Tea! So that's what she's been up too! I was beginning to wonder if she had come back to Domino or not. But why Kaiba? He does have the money and the looks I suppose,"
"Mai! How could ya be talking like that this is some celebrity marriage? And that there's nothin' to worry about! How do we know that he's not using her or hurtin' her or rapin' her! Maybe that's why she's never called us, 'cause he kept her locked up and didn't let her talk to us!" Joey said going on slight hysteria.
"Joey, calm down. You're making a scene." She said looking around at the other customers that were now staring at them. "Now Joey, what your saying doesn't make sense. This picture was taken at Tea's house, so how he could he keep her looked up at her own home? If anything it would be the other way around. Remember that security system her and Yugi installed a few years ago? It was top of the line." Mai explained to him reasonably while studying the picture. "Now get over her and help me. When we're done here, we'll pay a visit to Tea."
"Fine," he said and walked cautiously over to her, trying not to go anywhere near the newspaper.
Pounding Fists Reaction
Seto sat in his office with all of his blinds shut except for a small section that gave enough light to cover where his blue flowers sat on his desk. They were the most colorful thing in his office. He worked busily on his laptop, trying to figure out where everything began. This new media mess of his. Unfortunately his search led him nowhere, and he kept getting more frustrated. He hoped that it would be an easy 1-2-3; find them, make them regret taking that photo, and get on with life. Kaiba stood up and banged his fist on the desk in aggravation. This made everything on his desk jump slightly and knock them over. He glanced at the flowers and glared at them, as they were a reminder of something he should never have let happen.
Tea walked down the hall and up to Seto's office door. She waited a minute to gather courage then knocked softly on the door.
"Come in," a voice said gruffly inside.
She opened the door, relieved to see that he was busy doing his work. He hardly noticed her as she set something down on his desk and turned to leave.
"You forgot something," Tea said walking out the door. He glanced at the foreign object on his desk. It was the blue forget-me-not flowers.
"How ironic," he mumbled. Tea returned shortly after to do her usual cleaning of his office. She first started by watering the flowers, by spraying them with water from a spray bottle.
Seto looked up and saw the resemblance between the flowers and her eyes was uncanny. She noticed him looking at her and turned her gaze on him.
"What are you staring at?" she asked.
"Well, I was just thinking. I was surprised that these flowers didn't have thorns since the resembled you so much." He said and smirked. Tea's glared at him and she fingered the water spray in her hand. She then got an idea, and gave him a mischievous smile. She leaned over his desk getting closer to him while he looked slightly shocked.
"Kaiba, why do you have to be so weird?" She said, and before he could acknowledge her true intentions, she brought her hand up and squirted him in the eyes with water.
"Argh! What the hell?" he said rolling back away from her in his chair.
"Ha, ha. That's what you get. Be lucky I didn't use Windex. From what I hear, its very painful to get squirted in the eyes with it." Tea said teasingly.
"Let me guess, the mutt." Kaiba stated plainly, dabbing his eyes with his sleeve.
"No, actually, it was Ryou. He had the nozzle of it turned toward him, and he was trying to get to work, when he squeezed and sprayed himself in the eyes. And it's Joey for the last time!" Tea said.
"Ryou, wasn't that Mr. Split Personality?" he said, trying to remember and ignoring her comment.
"Do you have to degrade everybody?" Tea asked, getting annoyed by him.
"Yes," he said not even thinking twice about his answer. Tea stared at him, wondering how she could ever have had any feelings toward him.
"What are you staring at?" he asked her as he moved back towards his laptop on his desk.
"A jerk," she mumbled.
"What?" he asked, looking at her now. He knew what she said, but he dared her to say it again.
"My boss," she said turning to leave. He glared at her although he knew she couldn't see him.
"You can stop glaring now, you do too much of it." Tea said as she closed the door behind her, without ever turning to face him.
"How did, ugh that woman is infuriating." He said to himself. She's different from everyone else, and that's what makes her so interesting. Yet her comment, crap, I think I just made things worse.
Things were already bad.
What is that supposed to mean?
Well, you should have been friendlier, not so forceful, just be glad she kissed you back, otherwise my whole mission would be a failure. I could always go to Noa though...
What about Noa? And I don't need to be friendly to get what I want. I always got what I wanted and didn't have to be an ounce of friendly.
So are you saying that you want her?
Your putting words in my mouth.
Actually, I just rearranged them. But I still think your finally saying you like her.
No I don't. The only thing I like is a challenge. Especially one I know I'll win.
So this is just a challenge to you? You're only admitting anything at all because you've decided to play with her head?
Yes that's pretty much it.
Including that kiss?
That was... unintentional.
Basically you couldn't control these so called 'nonexistent' emotions for her.
I'm going back to work now. So leave me alone.
Seto sighed and leaned back in his chair. He knew today would be a long day, ever since he grabbed the newspaper this morning. It didn't help they decided to put that gossip picture in the business section, now all of his competitors would see it much faster than normal. Most of his calls were put on hold, and he probably would never return them.
"Okay, no more distractions, I need to work on the new game for Kaiba land." He said to himself and got straight back to work.
Mokuba sat at his own desk just below Seto, staring at the newspaper. He wasn't sure what to do. Jump for joy was his first instinct, but then he remembered how Noa liked her.
"Oh god, what am I going to do? Noa will probably ask for my advice, but I don't know what to say to him. He was all go for this plan, but then he had to develop feelings for her! I bet he did that to make my life more complicated. If it comes down to it, I might have chose between the two. God, help me." Mokuba said to himself. Thinking of no other way to solve his problem he began to repeatedly bang his head on his desk.
"Oww, oww, oww, oww, oww, oww, oww," he said after each hit. His secretary came in soon after he started to see what all the noise was.
"Mr. Kaiba! You shouldn't be doing that, you'll hurt yourself!" She said, coming over and stopping him.
"Ugh, painkillers, now." He said, lifting his head slowly. "Maybe that wasn't the best solution, I have such a headache."
Cursing Under Breath Reaction
Tea walked down the sidewalk of her street cursing at nothing in particular, except a certain neighbor.
"Damn creep, f-ing bastard, he'll pay for what he's done. That old man needs to mind his business and continue to watch his damn porn online. Damn car, you're driving too loud!" She shouted at a passing car, that wasn't making much noise at all. Tea's eyes had such fury in them that she ended up scaring a kid riding a bike past her.
"I don't think I can go in public again! Everyone pointing and whispering. 'Oh, look that looks like her!' 'No, it can't be, can it?' 'She's too ugly to be his girlfriend' 'That looks like her, but she's a nobody!' Damn them all, they should mind their own business. It was a mistake anyway; I don't know why he kissed me. And I'll even admit, I kissed him back! I have absolutely no idea why now, that arrogant jerk. He thinks he's better than everybody. Stupid trash can," She said and kicked it, unfortunately it was a hard metal and she hurt her ankle kicking it.
"Oww, the worlds out to get me today." Tea said limping the rest of the way home. She was surprised to see a convertible parked in her driveway as she neared her house.
"Hey look Mai, there she is!" Tea heard a familiar voice shout. Tea saw Joey and Mai standing by her door, and smiled instantly.
"Hi guys! It's been awhile!" she said, picking up the pace and jogging towards them, forgetting about her foot hurting. She greeted each of them with a hug, and invited them inside.
"I suppose you know why we're here, so lets cut to the chase. What's the truth behind this picture?" Mai asked holding up a newspaper. Tea saw it and glared at it as if it were the real Seto.
"We'll talk about that later, right now lets just catch up. Do you guys want anything to eat?" Tea said, hoping to temporarily avoid the subject.
"Yeah I'm starvin'! But don't think we'll let you off that easy. We're concerned about ya Tea." Joey said, collapsing on to her couch. Tea smiled knowingly and nodded her head, going into the kitchen, leaving Mai and Joey in the living room.
"Jeez, this place is cleaner than my room. How long ya think she's been here without telling us?" Joey said looking around the room.
"Joey, anything's cleaner than your room. And I know she's been here long enough to get into this mess." Mai said sitting down next to him. "I hope everything's okay,"
The telephone rang and Joey jumped. Mai rolled her eyes and went over to the phone and picked it up as Tea came into the room.
"Hello, Tea Gardner residence." She said. Joey looked over at Tea and gave her a questioning look, but she shrugged her shoulders, not knowing whom it was.
"Hello, can I speak to Tea please?" A male voice on the other line said nervously.
"Who's calling?" Mai demanded from him. Tea shot her a look and attempted to grab the phone from her, but failed.
"I'm a friend of hers, who are you?" the voice on the other line demanded from her.
"I'm her friend Mai, now do you have a name or do I have to hang up on you?"
"Mai give me the phone! This is my house and my phone bill." Tea said and tried to grab the phone from her.
"Yeah Mai, just let her have it." Joey said, also trying to gab the phone from her.
"I just want to know who it is. It's not like Tea will tell me once she's hung up, now get off me!" Mai yelled holding the phone for dear life. Both Joey and Tea ended up tackling her down onto the sofa, while the person on the other line heard muffled screaming and banging.
"Give me the phone!"
"Give it to her or I'll tickle you!"
"Like that will do any good Joey, Owww!" Tea tripped while lunging at the now running Mai and missed her and fell to the floor.
"Are you okay?" Mai asked turning around to help her. Joey came up behind her, but Tea gave him a warning glare, because she had an idea.
"Yeah, hey could you help me up? I think I twisted my ankle." Tea said, although she felt perfectly fine.
"Raindrops are falling on my head..." the voice began to sing to himself, which luckily no one heard.
"Sure hun," Mai said and extended her arm to her. Tea reached for it, pulled herself up quickly and snatched the phone out of Mai's other hand.
"Hey, that's cheating!" Mai exclaimed.
"Not in my house, remind me to never let you answer my phone again. The poor person probably hung up by now. Or not," Tea said as she put the phone up to her ear and heard singing.
"Umm hello? This is Tea."
"Tea! Is everything alright over there, I heard a lot of screaming and banging."
"Umm, yeah. Sorry to ask but who are you? You sound familiar though."
"No its my fault, we've never talked on the phone, stupid of me to think you knew who I was. It's Mokuba Kaiba."
"Mokuba, why are you calling?" Tea asked slightly worried. Both Mai and Joey perked up and looked at her questioningly.
"Put him on speaker Tea, we want to hear what he has to say," Mai said.
"Hold on Mr. Kaiba, I'm putting you on speaker phone," Tea said, not forgetting that he was one of her employers.
"Okay, and you don't have to be formal with me, keep calling me Mokuba."
Tea pressed the speaker button and placed the receiver down.
"What is it that you wanted Mokuba?" Tea asked sitting down.
"I think I speak for everyone here when I ask, what the hell is going on?"
And as promised, Pog scene, this is before this story took place, right when Tea moved in with Yugi.
Tea stood on the sidewalk in front of her new home, looking around her new neighborhood. Pog was across the street, sitting in a wooden chair on his porch. He looked around, hoping that the high school girls from down the street would decide to take a walk today. What he saw was a better catch he thought, as he looked at the girl. She had beautiful brown hair and bright blue eyes, and her skirt fluttered in the wind. Pog decided to play friendly neighbor, and stood up and began walking towards her. Tea smiled to herself, loving every minute of this new freedom. Then she noticed a man walking towards her, and she wasn't sure what to do.
Might as well get to know the people here,
Tea smiled at him as he walked up to her and bowed.
"Good evening," she said politely
"Good evening to you too. Are you lost I don't recognize you?" he said, doing his best imitation of being sincere.
"Oh, no! I just moved in with a friend of mine. My name's Tea," Pog smiled and looked down at her legs.
"Pleasure to meet you! My, you have nice legs, what is your profession?" he asked as if he was talking about the weather.
"Uh, heh, I'm a dancer," Tea said, taking a step back. Creep.
"A dancer! Well, that explains the great body! I use to be a photographer, but I'm retired now."
"Mm hmm, that's nice to know." Tea said, trying to be polite.
"I still have all my equipment and take pictures of random things. Then I usually sell them to the highest bidder." Both of them turned as a convertible drove up beside them and honked its horn.
"Hey, Tea, how's it going?" Mai shouted from the drivers seat.
Thank god I'm saved, I really didn't like where this conversation was going.
"Hey Mai! I just finished putting all my stuff away, and was getting to know my neighbors." Tea said. Afterward she mouthed to her 'Get me out of here!' But she probably could have said it aloud, and Pog wouldn't have heard. He was to busy staring at Mai now.
"Uhh, hey Tea, since your done, lets go to the mall and find you a new wardrobe. Heaven knows you need one." Mai said, not liking the look Pog was giving her.
"Hello there, miss. My name is Pog, would you perhaps be a model?" Pog said rushing over to Mai. She looked at him and decided to ignore him.
"So Tea, what do you say?"
"Sure!" Tea said, jumping into the passenger seats.
"Here's my card, in case you want to model for my company." Pog said, handing Mai a business card.
"Wait, I thought you just said you were retired?" Tea said, buckling her seat belt. (Stay safe, wear a seat belt!)
"Well, I uh, I'm retired for the most part, I still do some photography for certain company's." Pog said, not looking her straight in the face but down some. Mai didn't even wait for him to move and drove off.
"Tea, stay away from him. Unless you want to you see yourself online. Not in much clothing." Mai said simply.
A/n- Review reply time!
Nichi-chan- Here's Yugi for you, and thanx for your review!
Luvin Anime:cries: sorry, I can get emotional sometimes. If you haven't figured out from my reviews to you, I love your work. Thanks for your review.
Kokuei- Yeah, I got hit by two of the hurricanes. It seems like so long ago now though. Oh did you here the jokes about Florida's new things? Like our new flag is a blue tarp, our bird is any that still around, and our tree is any tree standing. It's a joke though, so none of its true.
yoursolastsummer- I guess I'm not quick at updating anymore!
Ade- That's for sure...
Psy- Shhh! No one knows who you are yet! Now go away!
Psy-Ignore her! She has absolutely nothing to do with the story!
Kris Bluesummers- Yes, much hell raising. :evil laughter:
MinaKaibaKitsune- No! Kaiba is mine:Hits her with Ootogi/Duke plushie: Umm, this is slightly awkward. I'm sorry Duke plushie, but I love Kaiba too.
Psy: Don't look at me like that, you know I'll always love you. :hugs plushie:
And thank you to everyone else. Byes!