Yu-Gi-Oh! Does Beauty and the Beast
Disclaimer: I don't own YGO or Beauty and the Beast.
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young teen lived in a shining mansion. Although he had everything his heart desired, the teen was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.
But then, one winter's night, an old beggar-man came to the mansion, and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by his glowing third-eye, the teen sneered at the gift, and turned the old man away. But he warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed him again, the old man's eye shone brightly to reveal a crimson-eyed gaming king. The teen tried to apologize, but it was too late, for he had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as a penalty-game, he transformed him into a hideous beast, and placed a powerful spell on the mansion, and all who lived there.
Ashamed of his monstrous form, the Beast concealed himself inside his mansion, with a magic necklace as his only window to the outside world. The rose he had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his eighteenth year. If he could learn to love another, and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fell, then, the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn…to love…a beast?
Once bright, sunny morning, Tea Gardner came out of her house with a book in her hand, and walked into town.
It's a bustling city.
Not a day
Like the one before.
Full of busy people
Say…" she sang.
"Hello!" sang the neighborhood.
"There goes Duke Devlin with his games like always
The same old dice to roll and play.
Not a morning's been the same
Since the morning that we came
To this metropolitan…"
"Good morning, Tea," said Duke.
"Good morning, Duke," she answered.
"Where're you off to?" he asked.
"The bookshop," Tea said. "I just finished the most wonderful story. About a beanstalk and an ogre and--"
"That's nice," Duke interrupted her. "Hey pal!" he yelled to one of his employees. "The dice! Hurry up!"
"Look, there she goes, that girl is strange, no question!" sang some other people.
"Obsessed with friendship, won't you say?
Never talks of an' thing else
Makes you wonder 'bout her health
No denying she's a funny girl, that Tea!"
"How is your family?" sang various people.
"How is your wife?" asked some others.
"I need five eggs!" cried Espa Roba, desperate to feed his little brothers.
"That's too expensive," said the grocer.
"There must be more than this big city life!" sang Tea as she entered the bookshop.
"Ah, Tea," said the owner.
"Good morning," she said. "I've come to return the book I borrowed."
"Oh, I couldn't put it down," said Tea. "Have you got anything new?"
"Ho, ho, not since yesterday!" chuckled the owner.
"That's alright. I'll borrow…this one!" said Tea, grabbing a book from the shelf.
"That one? But you've read it twice!" said the owner.
"Well, it's my favorite!" Tea explained. "Far-off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!"
"If you like it all that much, it's yours," said the owner, giving it to her.
"Well, thank you! Thank you very much!" Tea left the bookshop, and the people of the neighborhood kept right on singing about her.
"Look, there she goes, that girl is so peculiar.
I wonder if she feels OK.
With a dreamy far-off look
And her nose stuck in a book
What a puzzle to the rest of us is Tea."
"Oh, isn't this amazing?" sang Tea.
"It's my favorite part because
Here's where she meets Prince Charming
But she won't discover that it's him
'til chapter three!" She walked off and people kept singing.
"Well, it's no wonder that her name sounds pretty.
She looks beautiful every day."
"But behind that fair façade
I'm afraid she's rather odd
Very different from the rest of us
She's nothing like the rest of us
Who's different from the rest of us is Tea!"
Meanwhile, Johnny Steps, a brilliant dancer and champion of DDR, had just reached the high score in the arcade. His little sidekick, Weevil Underwood, was singing his praises.
"Wow, you didn't miss a step, Johnny!" he said. "Ha, you're the greatest dancer in the whole world!"
"I know," Johnny agreed, arrogantly.
"No dancer alive stands a chance against you, ha, ha, ha! And no girl for that matter!"
"It's true, Weevil," said Johnny. "And I've got my sights set on that one!" And he pointed down the street at Tea. Johnny had a thing for Tea; she was the only one who had ever beaten him at DDR, and he felt that if he couldn't beat her, he'd make HER join HIM!
"What, the New York dreamer?" asked Weevil, implying that Tea dreamed of studying ballet in New York someday, which she did.
"She's the one. The lucky girl I'm going to date," said Johnny.
"The most talented girl in town!"
"I know, but--" Weevil argued.
"THAT makes her the best! And don't I deserve the best?" Johnny asked, grabbing Weevil by the collar and getting in his face.
"W-well of course, I mean you do-- I mean--" Weevil stuttered. Soon, Johnny dropped him and started singing.
"Right from the moment when I met, danced with her
I knew she was it right away.
Here in town there's only she
Who can dance as wall as me
So I'm making plans to woo and date Tea!" As he walked by, Johnny's fangirls began to sing.
Isn't he dreamy?
Oh, he's so cute.
I'm hardly breathing!
He's such a tall, dark, strong and handsome brute!"
Johnny continued to pursue Tea through the crowds of singing people, as she walked on home while reading her book.
"There must be more than this big city in this world…!" sang Tea.
"Just watch, I'm going to make Tea MY GIRL!" sang Johnny.
"Look, there she goes, that girl is strange, but special!
A most peculiar, pretty dame
It's a pity and a sin
She doesn't quite fit in
Though she really is a funny girl
A beauty, but a funny girl
She really is a funny girl…
THAT TEA!" It took Tea until then to realize that the whole town was singing about her. She turned around, but when she did, everyone stopped. She went back to her book when Johnny hopped right in front of her.
"Hello, Tea," he said.
"Konnichiwa, Johnny," she answered. Suddenly, he rudely snatched her book away. "Johnny, may I have my book, please?"
"How can you read this?" asked Johnny in bewilderment. "There's no pictures!"
"Well, some people use their imagination," Tea explained.
"Tea, it's about time you got your head out of those books and paid attention to more important things…like me." Johnny's fangirls sighed. "The whole town's talking about it; it's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas, and…thinking…"
"Johnny, you are positively primeval," said Tea.
"Why, thank you, Tea!" said Johnny, too dense to know when he'd been insulted. "What do you say we head down to the arcade and take a look at my high scores?"
"Maybe some other time…" said Tea.
"What's wrong with her?" asked one fangirl.
"She's crazy!" added another.
"He's gorgeous!" finished the third.
"Please, Johnny, I can't. I have to go help Mr. Mutou. Goodbye."
"Nya ha, ha!" laughed Weevil. "That crazy old loon! He needs all the help he can get!"
"Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha!" Johnny laughed.
"Don't talk about Yugi's grandfather that way!" said Tea.
"Yeah, don't talk about Yugi's grandfather that way!" Johnny said, bopping Weevil on the head.
"Mr. Mutou is not crazy! He's a genius!" Suddenly, there was a loud explosion coming from the game shop. Smoke started billowing out of the basement windows. Johnny and Weevil just laughed some more as Tea ran to see what the problem was.
Mr. Mutou was an inventor of sorts, and he had been trying to create a machine that could shuffle many Duel Monsters decks at once. So far his efforts had been for naught, since the machine kept blowing up.
Tea made her way into the basement, where she heard Mr. Mutou coughing. "Mr. Mutou?" she called.
"How on Earth did that happen?" Mr. Mutou asked. "Doggone it!"
"Are you alright, Mr. Mutou?" she asked.
"I, I'm about ready to give up on this…hunk of junk!" he grumbled, kicking the machine.
"You always say that," Tea said with a smile.
"I mean it this time! I'll never get this boneheaded contraption to work!"
"Yes you will, and you'll win first prize at the fair tomorrow," said Tea.
"And become a world-famous inventor!"
"You really believe that?" asked Mr. Mutou.
"I always have," Tea said kindly.
"Well, then, what are we waiting for?" asked Mr. Mutou. "I'll have this thing fixed in no time! Hand me that, that, that dull-rigged clincher, there." Tea handed him the tool he needed. "So, did you have a good time in town today?"
"I got a new book," said Tea. "Mr. Mutou…do you think I'm odd?"
"A friend of my Yugi…odd?" scoffed Mr. Mutou. "Huh! Where'd you get an idea like that?"
"Oh, I don't know," said Tea. "It's just that I'm not sure I fit in here…there's no one I can really relate to."
"What about that…that Johnny? You and he both like dancing."
"He likes dancing alright," said Tea. "Almost as much as he likes himself, and…oh, Mr. Mutou, he's not for me!"
"Well, don't you worry. 'Cause this invention's going to be the start of a new life for Yugi and me, and you're like family…now, let's give it a try!" Mr. Mutou pulled the lever, and the machine started working. It really shuffled cards and presented them in neat decks.
"It works!" said Tea.
"It does?" asked Mr. Mutou. "It does!"
"You did it. You really did it!" Tea exclaimed.
"Call Tristan, for me, Tea. I'M OFF TO THE FAIR!" Yelled Mr. Mutou (he was then smacked in the face with a deck).
Tristan had a motorcycle, and he hooked up Mr. Mutou's invention to the back of it, Mr. Mutou climbed onto the bike behind Tristan, and they rode off to the fair.
"Goodbye, guys! Good luck!" called Tea as she waved.
"Goodbye, Tea!" called Mr. Mutou. "Take care while I'm gone!"
END OF CHAPTER 01