Authors Notes: Yet another installment in this little series. I'm so on a roll here with writing. Please read and review. Enjoy Amelda-kun
Jounouchi awoke early that morning. As he headed out the mansion door he suddenly stopped. He took one last look back before he shut the door behind him.
"I'm going to miss the people I met here . . ." he said under his breath. He slammed the door behind him shut and ran down the long walkway. He didn't stop running until he found a place that looked familiar to him. He eventually found a familiar street.
"Ok, . . . now the Kame Game Shop isn't too far from here . . ." he thought turning another corner.
The game shop had come into sight. Jounouchi ran faster until he made it to the door. He stopped to rest for a few moments. He took a deep breath and knocked on the door.
"Jounouchi!" Yugi said sleepily as he opened the door.
"Yugi, sorry I didn't call you a couple days ago . . . I know I should have, but I completely forgot . . . sorry man." he said with a frown.
"Don't worry about it. Come in, there's some cereal if you want some . ." Yugi said.
"I'm starving. Let's eat together." he said.
Yugi nodded and walked into the kitchen with Jounouchi. They both prepared a bowl of cereal and sat down at the table.
"You looked a little panicked when I opened the door . . . are you ok? Was someone chasing you?" Yugi asked him.
"I was just leaving that place I was at, I wanted to get away as fast as I could. Something just wasn't right about that place, Yugi. Besides, I could have gotten killed last night." Jounouchi replied.
A look of concern filled Yugi's eyes.
"I was so worried about you Jounouchi, we didn't know what happened to you, and to think you almost died. . . we tried to look for you but, we didn't know where to start. Tell me, where were you?" he questioned.
"I don't even know where I was; some mansion outside of the city. This woman and her three maids seem to be the only people there. I rescued the woman from death though; she seems to think her life is worth nothing." he explained.
"That's horrible. What would make her hate herself so much?" he questioned.
"Her decisions. She thinks she has no reason to live. . . I'll never forget her Yugi. Despite the fact that she frightened me, I still admire her strength. She's seemed to hate herself for years, but has gone on living. She doesn't seem like the type to kill herself." he told Yugi.
"Then she shouldn't be in too much danger then." Yugi said taking a bit of his cereal.
Jounouchi sighed heavily.
"It's just she's in trouble with so many things. . . the Mafia's out to kill her. But she wanted me out of all the craziness so she made me leave this morning."
"Well that was a smart decision."
Yugi took notice to the clock in the kitchen.
"We have to go to school in an hour Jounouchi, if you don't want to go I understand." Yugi said.
"No, I'll go. I don't want Honda or Anzu worrying anymore then they should." he said with a smile.
"Good. They'll be happy to see you back. You'd better start getting ready. You do have an extra uniform lying somewhere around here, right?" Yugi questioned.
"Yes, I did leave one here. Good thing I forget about things, huh?" he said with a chuckle.
"I guess it finally paid off for you." Yugi laughed.
"All right, I'll be back in a bit. You don't mind if I take a shower, right?" he questioned.
"Nope, go ahead." he replied.
With that Jounouchi ran towards the bathroom.
Yugi yawned heavily and stood up. He walked into his room and threw on his uniform.
An hour had quickly passed as Yugi and Jounouchi finished getting ready for school.
"See you Grandpa! We're going to school now!" Yugi shouted heading out the door.
"Make sure to come home right after school, I need you to watch the shop for a bit!" he shouted back.
"Ok! Bye Grandpa!" Yugi said.
He and Jounouchi began their walk to school.
"Think they'll be surprised to see me back?"
"You know they will."