Anzu sighed, looking around at the cheery faces surrounding her. She spotted her long-time friend, Jonouchi, at the door, and made her way over to him.
"What's wrong, Anzu?" he asked curiously as she approached him.
"I'm just worried," she replied sadly, staring at her feet. "I'm not sure what's going to happen, now that Seth is the High Priest. I'm certain it will get to his head."
"Yeah, but if he tries anything cute, I'll knock his lights out." Jonouchi said, fisting his hands in anger as he spotted Seth among the crowd. "I'm not the Pharaoh's bodyguard for nothing…Hey! Who's that?" he asked suddenly, spotting a blond haired woman behind Seth.
"That's one of Seth's servants, Mai." Anzu replied when she glanced at the woman. "Why do you ask, Jou? She said mischievously.
"Umm…" he said, still staring at the girl as she turned, her hair catching the candlelight as she followed Seth. Anzu giggled, and Jonouchi blushed and turned back to Anzu as the girl disappeared into the crowd.
"Have you met the Pharaoh yet, Anzu?" Jonouchi asked, trying to change the subject.
"No, I haven't seen him yet." Anzu said.
"I will have to introduce you two later," Jonouchi said, "but for now, I have to get back to work."
"Okay, Jou. See you later…" Anzu said, before walking off into the crowd.
Later, Anzu sat outside the palace where Seth's party was taking place. She stared at the fountain, thinking as she touched the necklace around her neck, which was glowing faintly.
She heard a soft step behind her, and quickly turned to see a young man standing behind her. He smiled faintly at her, his dark, violet eyes glittering in the darkness. He stepped forward as Anzu rose to her feet, and stood before him.
"Hello," he said softly, "I've never seen you around here before. What is your name?"
"Uh, Anzu," she replied in a careful whisper.
"Ah, the new priestess? I am pleased to meet you, Anzu." He bowed slightly before her. "My name is Yami." He brushed her hair away from her eyes, his smile growing as she blushed. "You have beautiful eyes, Anzu…" he whispered fondly, gazing at her glowing face.
Her blush deepened as she felt him move her hand to caress her face softly, trying and failing to avoid his violet gaze. She was completely lost. She had no idea what to say or do in a situation like this, though, she thought with a deeper blush, he was very handsome.
Yami stepped closer to her, his eyes gazing into her own with a mischievous glimmer in them.
They both jumped when they heard footsteps coming from the palace, and Yami turned, searching, but seeing no one. He turned back to Anzu, and quickly claimed her lips in a soft kiss before turning and walking back towards the palace, leaving her there, stunned.