I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh!
I just love playing the game and reading
Light of the Lost
The Past is Past
This, is the story of a boy. Not just any boy, mind you. This boy did many
extraordinary things in his life, so far. This boy had solved an ancient puzzle,
aided the spirit inside, and saved the world many times. Who is this amazing hero,
you ask? Why, non other than Yugi Mouto.
Yugi, at the age of 16, had solved the Millennium Puzzle. With it, was given a
gift of magic and a charge; to defend the world from evil. Inside the Puzzle was
his spirit partner and past incarnation, Pharaoh Atem, or Yami, to some. From the
beginning, these two and Yugi's friends, Tea Gardener, Joey Wheeler, and Tristan
Taylor, had fought by each other's sides, and with unity and determination, fought
off evils ranging from the misguided Maximilian Pegasus, to the insanity of Yami
Through it all, they remained close friends, which was all Yugi could have
hoped for. He always had a warm smile and a kind word for anyone. He alone,
managed the impossible and obtained the grudging respect of Seto Kiba. (P.S.
Kiba will be tweaked slightly, based on what I know of Gozaborou's tortures)
Through all his trials, even the Ceremonial final duel between him and Yami,
Yugi remained a happy and pure soul. This happiness seemed asured when Yami
Bakura took the Pharoah's place in the afterlife, and the, now ex-pharaoh, gained a
body of his own.
Yes, life seemed great at the seeming end of Yugi's journeys as the King of
Games...but, not all stories truly end. For Yugi, it was only the beginning of a far
darker chapter in his young, 17 year old life.
We now join our young hero three months after the Ceremonial Duel. We see
inside Yugi's room, to see little change. The posters of Duel Monsters still adorn
the wall. Also, the bedding and clothes are still the same, as is their placement.
The walls and floor are the same, and they are owned by the same person. Yet,
were you to look upon this room, you would think it wrong. For where you
would expect to find a place of light, and a youthful spirit dwelling within.
Instead, you would find a place of shadows, innocence long since destroyed, and a
figure sitting on the bed, with a deadish quality to his eyes.
What could have caused this, you ask? Such an upbeat spirit having plummitted
into such a state? Well, lets take a peak in his head.
It's all wrong, all wrong. This wasn't how my life was suppose to be. I had good
friends, I saved the world, REPEATEDLY! And, had settled down to live life in a
peaceful manner with my friends. Where did it all go wrong? I know Yami being
seperate from me was new, but I thought that would pass. Mabey I should have
seen this coming.
It all seemed to start when Joey and Mai started dating. Really though, given
what they went through, beating around the bush probably seemed unnecessary.
This, though, seemed to set off pairings nearly everywhere. Next came Serenity,
who seemed content with Tristan. Next came Duke, with one of his fangirls of all
people. Then came a shocker, Mokuba and Rebecca started dating! I mean at their
age! Seto nearly had a heart attack! But, the worst was yet to come, cause next
came what I dreaded since the keychain incident. ( Check out Yu-Gi-Oh! manga
for info!)Tea and YAMI started going out, and that was a really hard blow for me.
Now don't get me wrong, they seemed great together, still do, in fact. It's just
that I cared about her too. You could say my so called, better half got to her first.
I've tried to be happy for them, I really have. But, I seem to die a little more inside
with each time I see them.
That, however, is far from the worst of it. With everyone so busy, no one
seemed to notice my grandpa getting ill. Since my mom left me in his care and
seeming vanished, I've only had him as my parent. When hefinally was rushed to
the hospital, I called everyone I knew for help. Ryou, Seto,and Raphael came in
my hour of need. The first to arrive was Ryou, a friend ofmine that had changed
little from the time I met him, save he no longer hadanother spirit inside him. He
always was kind, and was the first to comfort me. Seto, I call him that now, came
next. He simply stood there waiting without a word, but his presence was a
comfort at least.I bet Raphael's coming was the true surprise to all but myself.
You see, he and I continued to keep in contact after the Dartz saga and we were
good friends. He rushed over from his home near the former Paradias
headquarters, to aid me in the waiting. It was two hours after he arrived that the
results were posted. My grandfather died due to heart failure, he was 79, and
seemed so strong. I'm not sure about the details of the next two weeks, I know
Seto aided with the funeral and sent out the invitations. It was a small one, but
non the less showed that it was done by Seto. The only arrivals were myself, the
three who comforted me, and Professor Arthur Hawkins, my grandfather's long
I found out later, that my so called friends never paid mind to the messages I
left them on that night. I also found out their invitations for the funeral were all
returned to sender! Even Yami, who was in Tea's apartment at the time, the one I
always counted on with my very soul, let me down. Now I'm in my room,
deciding what to pack. Raphael has offered to take me in, and I accepted. No one
knows I'm going, no one seems to care save a choice few. Right now I'm looking
at my few treasures.
The first is my dueling deck, which has been my lifeline for sometime. But
nowit belongs to him, it seems foreign in my hands, he'll probubly ask for it
tomorrow. Or just take it, that's more his style these days. I guess I know the true
loyalty of my deck now. Next, is my Millennium Puzzle, or should I say, the ex-
pharaoh's puzzle. Finally, is the one item that I hate the most. It's that blasted
matchmaker keychain! Somehow, I've always had it in my pocket, secretly hoping
it would ring while I was near Tea. As if she carriedher's after the fad was over.
Well, that's ancient history now. It's time to move on with my life and get
stronger. ( Does that not seem evil Oricalcose line or what?) Raphael said he has
the cards from Dartz's old hangout, minus the Seal of Oricalcose, such a pitty.
Irrigardless, I'll star over and make a new, loyal deck, that will make that partner
of mine wish he'd never crossed me. He now lives the life I should have had,
dancing in the light. Meanwhile I'm left to fester in the darkness.
Well, with a well placed tug here, the Puzzle is in pieces. No more magic tricks
from my soul buddy! Hehehe. Now the so called Pharoah won't have is oh so
special powers anymore. That plastic trash I won't even touch any more!
And as for the deck...
As Yugi overlooks the deck, four shining cards float to him and three familiar
knights take form. "Greetings, master Yugi," Tamias, Knight of Atlantis,
"What are you doing here?" a very confused Yugi inquires of the knights. "We
know your deck has abandoned you for the Egyptian Atem," Critious stated
"Then I suppose you're here to rub it in my face," a decidedly downtrodden
"No," Heilmos answers," we are here to join you as part of your new deck."
This, understandably, shocks Yugi into silence, which the knights use to explain
their actions. "While it is true Atem may hold sway over most monsters in your
deck," Tamias explained, " We are monsters that can sense who would be best to
wield our power." "And might I add," Heilmos added, "that pharaoh is too
arrogant and doesn't need us as you do." To this Yugi looks up at them meekly,
almost hurt. "What my fellow knight meant," Critious said glaring at his brother
knight," was that the pharaoh has proven himself unworthy of our power since the
threat of the Laviathen has passed. Only you, who's true strength of heart has
never wavered, is worthy of our abilities." "We existed before Egypt, you see,"
continued Tamias, " so we hold no precoceptions of the pharoah's 'greatness'." he
said with a quoting gueture. This got a small laugh from Yugi at least. "That and
his performance when I was in his service was abismal to say the least," Tamias
added with a wink.
Yugi can only stand still as tears stream from his eyes. Next he runs to the
knights and hugs them with considerable force, sobbing. The three meearly hold
him 'till he calms down, and appear in their dragon card forms. They then zoom
into Yugi's open hands, along with the spell to transform them into their knight
forms. Yugi, then with all his belongings packed, and cards in hand, rushes to the
car. He looks back at the empty game shop, whose contents were stored into
Raphael's mansion, with mixed feelings. So many happy memories are there, yet
so much pain there is too. Still he truns, and gets into the car, with tears falling
still from his eyes. However, one thing is certain to the young man.
What is past, is past...
and the future is begining now!
Please, read and review, I'm new at this so no flames. Constuctive critisism is welcome, as is suggestions, and help in general. Also, will this be one shot or continued? If continued please what is the cards used to transform the knights called? Read and review please. Later Days!