Howdy…I'm gonna make this short and to the point…I dun own YGO or HP characters…all I own is my goldfish that I won in a ping pong ball toss.
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Dear Mr. Mouto,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in England. Please find an enclosed list of the needed supplies. Term starts September 1st, and we expect your owl by no later than August 15. Due to your age, and exams taken in 5th and 7th years, you will be placed in 4th year, unless further notified. Also enclosed are a list of items and lessons recommended for you to study so you will be up to speed with your classmates. We look forward to seeing you at Hogwarts.
Minerva McGonagall, Deputy Headmistress
Chapter One: Letters and Magic
Yugi lay stretched out on the couch. It was a muggy, humid summer day. He cast a languid glance at the TV before turning it off. There had been nothing to do since Battle City. Bakura had disappeared on the Battle Ship, Malik had gone back to Egypt with his siblings at the end of Battle City, Seto wouldn't speak to him unless his brother's life depended on it, and Jou, Honda, and Anzu were out of town, so that left…nothing.
"Yugi!" his mother called from the kitchen. "Run down to the Game Shop, your grandpa has to go get a shipment of cards and he wants you to watch it 'til he gets back."
"Aa," Yugi said reluctantly, peeling himself from the couch. "Tell Jii-chan I'll be right over."
Wearing his typical sleeveless muscle shirt, leather pants, and chains, Yugi left the house for the shop. Well, at least he had something to do today…even if it did mean going out into the summer heat. It was an unusually hot summer for Domino City, Japan, and it was felt by all the inhabitants, from the residents of the Mouto household, to multi-million dollar corporations like Kaiba corp., where the air conditioning had just failed.
Seto Kaiba, CEO of Kaiba corp. glared at his secretary. "What do you mean they're too busy to come out and fix the air conditioning?" he asked through gritted teeth. This was not a happy day.
The unfortunate woman cowered under the young CEO's cold gaze. "I-I'm sorry, sir," she managed to spit out, "b-but that's what the man said."
"Well then get on the phone and find another company to come and fix it," Kaiba nearly shouted. "There's got to be more than one damn company in this kami forsaken town! Now find them!" The last part he did shout. The stress and heat had finally started to get to him and were taking their toll. The poor secretary fled her boss's office in terror. Seto Kaiba on a good day was not a good thing.
As soon as the terrified girl had fled his office, Kaiba sat down at his desk. Resisting the urge to bang his head, he settled, instead, for leaning it on his hands. Why him?
Oh good, Kaiba thought dryly, as a slight breeze blew through the now open windows of his office. There's a breeze. Now if the damn air would start working again! In frustration, he began to type.
Yugi sighed as he sat behind the counter of his jii-chan's shop, leaning his head on the counter.
"Soooooo….bored..." the minute duelist whined to no one in particular.
/Why don't you do something, then/ came the voice of Yami from his soulroom.
/Easier said, than done, mou hitori no boku/ Yugi sighed, changing his position on the stool so he wouldn't fall off.
/Your jii-chan should be back soon, shouldn't he/ Yami offered in an attempt to be helpful.
/If all goes well, yes/ Yugi said, sighing again. He faintly noticed a slight pressure on his head. /Wazzat/ he asked, groggily.
/I don't know, do you want me to appear and look/ Yami asked.
/Nah, don't bother, it left now/ Yugi said, yawning as he lifted his head and looked eye to eye at an owl. Yugi blinked. Yami, in his soulroom, blinked. The owl hooted.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" Yugi screamed, jumping back in surprise. In his haste, he had forgotten he was on a stool, so he fell to the floor with a flump, knocking his head on the wall behind him as he fell.
Just as Yugi managed to compose himself, and sit up, the bell on the door rang. Panicking, he grabbed the owl and stuffed it in a cabinet where it wouldn't be seen.
"Yugi?" his grandpa asked in a slightly worried tone, noticing his grandson's state.
"Oh, jii-chan, thank goodness! There was this owl, and—" Yugi started babbling, but he was cut off by his grandpa chuckling softly as he let the indignant bird out of its prison.
"Well now, what have we here?" Sugoroku asked, pulling a letter from the bird's foot and setting the rather ruffled and indignant animal onto the counter. "It's addressed to you, Yugi."
Cautiously, Yugi took the parchment envelope from his jii-chan and opened it. Inside was a letter that made him to a double take, and he could tell that Yami, looking through his eyes, was rubbing his own in disbelief.
"Um, jii-chan," Yugi started, cautiously. "Have you ever heard of Hogwarts?"
"ZAKENNAYO! GET BACK HERE YOU BAKA BIRD!" Seto screamed, chasing after a very frightened owl with his laptop, and throwing random things at it. The heat and stress had been taking there toll on him, but this bird was the last straw. He couldn't take it anymore, so he snapped. As soon as the owl had landed in front of him on his desk, he had decided it had to go. Tripping over a chair, the slightly insane CEO got back up and continued his chase.
It was about this time that his secretary, now much happier at having found someone to come and fix the air conditioning, entered the office of the young CEO, only to find it a mess and Seto Kaiba, himself, screaming profanities at a terrified owl. Blinking once, she turned and left, shutting the door behind her. Sometimes it was better not to disturb him. She glanced at Kaiba corp.'s chief engineer heading towards the door.
"I wouldn't go in there, if I were you," she said.
"Why?" he asked.
There was a loud thump, followed by a stream of curses and a strangled hooting noise.
The two shared a look.
"I needed coffee anyway," the engineer said, turning and retracing his steps back the way he had come.
The phone rang.
"Hello?...no, I'm sorry, Mr. Kaiba is…" there was another thump, "'out' at the moment. Can I take a message?"
Meanwhile, somewhere in Tokyo, Jou hung up the phone he had been on.
"Well, any luck?" Honda asked as Shizuka sighed and rolled her eyes.
"Iie," Jou said, disappointedly. "He wasn't even in the office."
"Wow, who'd have ever imagined Kaiba taking a break," Honda said, whistling.
"Ue, I know," Jou said. "Well, it's either that, or he's finally snapped."
"Yeah, and what's the chance of that happening?" Honda asked, chuckling slightly as the two turned their attention back to the TV.
Back still, in Domino City, Japan, in the office of one, CEO of Kaiba corp., Seto Kaiba, said lunatic was now sitting calmly at his desk, reading the letter the owl, who now sat across the room from Kaiba, had brought. Quirking an eyebrow, he looked up at the owl.
"And you actually expect me to believe this nonsense?" he said, skeptically.
The owl hooted.
"Of course, I am talking to an owl…" Seto muttered, darkly. He threw his hands up into the air. "Oh why not," he exclaimed, writing a note and holding it up for the owl. "Here! I'm already insane, so I might as well go to a school for the insane. And if you're working for that koinu Jounouchi, we can all have a good laugh about it later!"
The owl, sensing another bout of insanity coming on, quickly dove and caught the letter in its beak, then flew out the window as fast as its wings would take it, leaving Kaiba to mutter darkly to himself, occasionally laughing.
Well, there it is…chapter one of my story. Hope y'all liked it. As always, R/R, flamers are bakas and will be made examples of, and belated happy turkey day. Ja minna!