Disclaimer: Pft, Do you think I would be writing this if I owned Yu-Gi-Oh?

Title: Dare to Dance
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Kaiba/Anzu
Spoilers: None... I think.
Warnings: Slight OOC, AU, Possible hints at shounen-ai

I had the first chapter to this once before a couple months ago. But I didn't like the way it turned out so of course I took it down, I just decided to sit my but down and work on it once again and I love the way it is now.


Anzu wiped a tear away sitting at the edge of her bed. Rubbing her sore and bruised feet she closed her eyes. Finally, after years of dreaming, years of practice, her one hope was going to come true.

She was going to New York.

The brunette smiled. Even though it had been a little over a week since she got the news it still didn't sink in that she had got accepted into the American Ballet Academy.

The blue eyed girl was nervous as she was excited. It was her first time traveling out of Japan. It was another culture all together. It was true that she took English in school and was fairly good at speaking the language but what if she accidentally insulted someone? What if she didn't fit in? Or got kicked out of the school because she wasn't as good as they believed she first was?

Anzu shook her head. This was not the time for her to be thinking negatively. How was she supposed to be a famous dancer if she thought like that?

Getting up from her bed, Anzu picked up the last thing that she needed to pack. A picture of her friends. It was her favorite picture of all, taken last year on her birthday. All of her friends were in the photo. Some how even Mokuba got Kaiba to be included, even though the elder brother had his ever present scowl on his face.

Her friends. Anzu would definitely miss them most of all. They had been so supportive of her through the years and seemed so happy that her dream was finally coming true. Anzu blinked, tears were yet again threating to spill from her eyes. They had even threw her a going away party the night before. Unlike the picture she held in her hands not everyone was in attendance. The only two absent happened too be the Kaiba brothers. Yugi had told Anzu he had tried to get in touch with them but they had gone away on some sort of trip and wouldn't be back until the following weekend.

Anzu placed the picture in her suit case, closing it. She left her room and went outside to the awaiting cab below.

After a short ride Anzu finally arrived at the airport. It seemed like an eternity before she was able to reach the gate her flight was leaving from.

She nearly burst into tears. All her friends were there waiting for her.

"We just wanted to come say goodbye before you left," Yugi's eyes were puffy and red, obviously from crying.

"And we wanted to wish you good luck." Both Jounouchi and Honda gave her thumbs up.

"Thank you." Anzu hugged each of them. "I promise to write to you guys all the time!"

"And call," Jounouchi reminded.

"You idiot. Thats too expensive." Honda jabbed his friend in the side with his elbow.

He grumbled, "Well she can call every once in awhile." He crossed his arms over his chest.

Anzu smiled, "I will." She waved to them, telling them goodbye once more before boarding her plane. Soon her flight took off and was safely in the air. Anzu closed her eyes. She couldn't believe it. She was going to New York.


First chapter done. It was a pain to write but I think it came out alright. Now I'm off to work on a chapter of one of my other fics.
-Yami Sango