Yu-Gi-Oh! Does The Lion King Chapter 09: The Battle
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"Yugi?" said Marik. "Yugi! Ho, ho, I'm a little surprised to see you…" he glared up at his henchmen. "…alive!" Bandit Keith, Arkana and Strings all gulped an slinked away.
"Give me one good reason why I shouldn't rip you apart!" said Yugi, moving in menacingly.
"Oh, Yugi," Marik began. "You must understand…the pressures of ruling a kingdom…"
"Are no longer yours," Yugi finished for him. "Step down, Marik."
"Oh, well, OK, I would! Heh, actually, however, there is one little problem; you see them?" He pointed up at all his Rare Hunters. "They think I'm king."
"Well, we don't!" said Tea. "Yugi's the rightful king."
"The choice is yours, Marik," said Yugi. "Either step down or fight."
"Oh, must it all end in violence?" said Marik. "I'd hate to be responsible for the death of a family member. Wouldn't you agree, Yugi?"
"That's not going to work, Marik," said Yugi. "I've put it behind me!"
"Ah, but what about your faithful subjects? Have they put it behind them?"
"Yugi, what is he talking about?" asked Tea.
"Ah! So you haven't told them your little secret," Marik taunted. "Well, Yugi, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them who is responsible for Atem's death!" Everyone looked up at Yugi.
"…I am," he said. Everyone gasped. Ishizu looked him right in the eye and said,
"It's not true! Tell me it's not true!"
"…it's true," said Yugi.
"You see? He admits it!" Marik declared. "Murderer!"
"No! It was an accident!" Yugi pleaded.
"If it weren't for you, Atem would still be alive! It's your fault he's dead. Do you deny it?"
"Then you're guilty!" said Marik.
"No, I'm not a murderer!" said Yugi. Marik was forcing Yugi to the edge of the castle's balcony.
"Oh, Yugi, you're in trouble again," he said. "But this time, 'yami' isn't here to save you. And now everyone KNOWS WHY!"
"Ah!" cried Yugi as he slipped off the balcony. Lightning struck the forest, setting it ablaze. Looking down at Yugi's helpless, clinging form, Marik decided to tease him.
"Now, this looks familiar. Mm, where have I seen this before? Let me think…" Yugi was still hanging on for dear life. "Oh! Yes, I remember! This is just the way your yami looked before he died." Yugi slipped and was about to fall, when Marik grabbed his hands and leaned in to whisper in his ear, "And here's my little secret…I killed Atem!"
Yugi had a flashback of Atem falling, and then used all his anger to pull himself back up and pin Marik to the balcony. "NOOOOOOO! MURDERER!"
"No, Yugi, please!" Marik begged.
"Tell them the truth!" Yugi demanded.
"But, the truth is in the eye of the behAGHLGLLGH!" Marik choked because Yugi was pressing on his throat. "Alright," he choked out. "Alright! I did it."
"So they can hear you!" said Yugi.
"I killed Atem!" Marik declared, loud and clear. Suddenly, all the Rare Hunters launched themselves at Yugi, and all of Yugi's friends launched themselves at the Rare Hunters.
"EEYAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH!" Even Joey and Tristan had returned to help.
"'scuse me! Pardon me! Coming through! Hot stuff!" yelled Joey as they two barreled into the crowd. While one hunter in particular was hassling Yugi, Shadi showed up and bashed him on the head with his Millennium Key.
"EYYAAAHHH!" he screamed. Then, he jumped right into a circle of Rare Hunters. They all tried their best to get him, but Shadi was so agile he just jumped, flipped and stepped out of their way. He ended up defeating them all. "YOW!"
As the fight raged on, Arkana chased Joey into the room in the castle where Ryo was still locked up.
"Let me out! LET ME OUT!" cried Ryo.
"Let me in! Let me in!" Joey yelled, so skinny that he could fit through the bars. "Please don't rob me!" he begged.
"Leave him alone!" came Tristan's voice.
"Hey, who's the punk?" asked Arkana.
"Are you talking to me?"
"Uh-oh, they called him the punk."
"Are you talking to ME?"
"Shouldn't have done that."
"ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?!"
"Now they're in for it!"
"They call me MISTER PUNK!" yelled Tristan. "AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!" And he wailed on Bandit Keith, Arkana and Strings, and got Ryo and Joey out of the cage as well. The trio of hunters ran away, and Joey, Tristan and Ryo were left cheering.
Marik however, had become separated from Yugi in the fight, and was making his way up to the very top of the castle. Lightning flashed, illuminating his figure, and Yugi saw and charged at him.
The two of them ended up on the top of the castle, flames raging about.
"Murderer," rasped Yugi.
"Yugi, Yugi please, please have mercy, I beg you," said Marik.
"You don't deserve to live," said Yugi.
"B-but Yugi, I…am…eh…family, almost. It was the Rare Hunters…who are the real enemy!" Marik said, trying to shift the blame to his henchmen at the last minute. "It was their fault, it was their idea!" The hunters were now angry at being betrayed. They backed off, growling.
"Why should I believe you?" said Yugi. "Everything you ever told me was a lie."
"What are you going to do?" asked Marik. "You wouldn't kill another person…?"
"No, Marik," said Yugi. "I'm not like you."
"Oh, Yugi, thank you. You are truly noble, I'll make it up to you, I promise. And, how can I prove myself to you? Tell me anything."
"Run. Run away, Marik. And never return."
"Yes…" Marik began, slinking away. "Of course…as you wish…your majesty!!!" and he swiped a pile of burning embers into Yugi's face.
"AGH! Ahh! Ungh!" Yugi exclaimed. Marik tackled Yugi and started punching him. Yugi eventually pushed him back up and the two engaged in a climactic battle, swatting each other and screaming in pain. Finally, Marik knocked Yugi down on his back, and leaped over him to make his final attack. Yugi however, just used his arms and legs to deflect the attack, sending Marik hurdling off of the castle and onto the ground. Yugi looked to see if he was dead.
He was not. Marik slowly picked himself up, and noticed he was surrounded by Rare Hunters.
"Ah, my friends," he said.
"Friends?" said Bandit Keith. "I thought he said we were the enemy!"
"Yeah. That's what I heard," said Arkana. Marik's eyes widened in horror has he realized what he'd gotten himself into.
"Strings?" Strings only laughed and licked his lips. Slowly, the Rare Hunters all moved in on Marik.
"No, no, no, le-let, let me explain. No! You don't understand! No! I didn't mean-- no!" The rest of Marik's pleas were drowned out by the sound of the Rare Hunters tearing him apart.
Finally it started to rain, putting out the fire. Yugi made his way down to the second floor of the castle, where everyone was waiting for him. He hugged Ishizu, and then gave Tea a bigger hug. Then, they all looked up and saw Shadi, pointing to the balcony. Yugi knew what he had to do. As he approached his throne, Shadi bowed. Yugi just hugged him, grateful for showing him the way.
"It is time."
Everyone watched in awe as Yugi reached the balcony and looked out over his kingdom. He could have even sworn he heard Atem's voice one last time.
"Remember." Yugi took a deep breath and yelled,
"YU-GI-OH!" His subjects repeated it, and he yelled it again. Within time, the rain produced the vegetation needed on the island, and the monsters returned. Yugi was king and Tea was queen.
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