Serenity Wheeler is what people call a good girl. She does what she is told, especially if Joey is the one telling her to do something. Yami Mouto is the school rebel with a slight temper, especially if that temper involves protecting his friends. What happens when these two complete opposites meet, and then are introduced later on? How will they affect each other in the end?

Chapter Nine: Metamorphosis

I DON'T OWN YGO! If I did do you really think I would writing on fanfic? I should say not! I would be writing in my Kame Shop… thank you very much!

A few days later Joey knocks on Serenity's door. He waits a minute before walking inside the room. He lets out a curse before taking off to find her. Serenity looks up at a stone tablet and her eyes well up with tears as she looks at the carving of Yami. She wipes her face before looking at the other artifacts. Serenity turns around and walks out of the Domino Museum and heads toward the beach. She pulls out her cell phone and waits for the line to connect. "Hey." "No not really…" "Can you meet me somewhere?" "The mall?" Serenity gives a small smile. "Sounds perfect."

Serenity pulls out her I-Pod and flips to a song Yugi added. She nervously bites her lower lip before walking toward a group of cheering people. Serenity puts the ear buds in her ears, quickly drowning out the noise. (A/N: I don't own it... Hillary Duff does!)

Gotta find your inner strength

If you can't then just throw life away

Gotta learn to rely on you

Beauty, strength, and wisdom too

You're beautiful inside and out

Lead a great life without a doubt

Don't need a man to make things fair

'Cuz more than likely he won't be there

Listen girl, gotta know it's true

In the end all you've got is you

Serenity realizes she is watching a duel and she smiles. She edges forward and is shocked to see Yami dueling. She watches in awe as an enormous red dragon is summoned. His opponent merely shakes his head before taunting Yami. Yami lazily calls out his attack and in three moves the duel is his. Everyone cheers and Serenity stays back as Yami is congratulated. The crowd begins to disperse and Serenity decides what she has to do. Yami looks over at her in time to see her walking away. His eyes sadden as he walks away with his friends.

An hour later Serenity looks up from her burger and fries as Yugi sits down across from her. He smiles at her and she swallows her bite. They begin to hatch a plan while Serenity finishes her lunch. Yugi grins before leaving her alone in the mall. Serenity stands up and throws away her trash before walking toward the stores. (A/N: Once again Hillary Duff... Ok so I like these songs... This is one is the chapter title.)

I've been so wrapped up in my warm cocoon

But something's happening, things are changing soon

I'm pushing the edge, feeling it crack

And once I get out, there's no turning back

Yugi walks inside the Kame shop and looks at Yami stunned. "What did you do?"

Yami looks down at his dirty shirt and shrugs. "She was there today."

Yugi sits down behind the counter. "Who?"

Yami sighs. "Serenity."

Yugi nods and hides his grin. "Look do you wanna go to Black Ice tonight?"

Yami thinks for a moment and then nods. "Sure. Why not."

Joey looks up from his deck, as the door slams shut. He goes to say something but is cut off by Serenity slamming her door. He shakes his head and mutters somethings about women and full moons before going back to what he was doing. Serenity dumps her bags on the bed and she grins wickedly.

A few hours later Yami paces his room thinking about Serenity. He opens his closet door and digs through his clothes before pulling out a pair of faded jeans and a white t-shirt. He goes into his bathroom to take a shower and thirty minutes later he looks at himself in the mirror. He tries to do something with his hair but decides that will not change. Yami shaves and skips putting on some slight eyeliner. He pulls on the t-shirt and jeans that he picked out before pulling on some white tennis shoes. He only attaches his duel belt before walking downstairs to wait on Yugi. (A/N: Same as above... I don't own it!)

Whatever this is

Whatever I am going through

Come on and give me a kiss

Come on I insist

I'll be something new

Yugi walks down the steps and is shocked to see Yami. "Are you alright?"

Yami nods. "I'm sorry for the way I've been acting. I do believe it's time to make a change in my life."

Yugi nods wordlessly before picking up the phone and calling Joey. He makes arrangements to meet up before hanging up. Yami looks out the window and Yugi is struck by how different Yami looks without his chains. Yugi shakes it off before grabbing his car keys and walking out the door to meet Joey.

Joey hangs up the phone and knocks on Serenity's door. She hides her bags in the closet and lies down on the bed just before Joey opens the door. He sits down beside her and takes her hand in his.

Joey looks over at Serenity. "The move has been tough on you huh?"

Serenity nods and then sighs. "You want to know about warehouse row?"

Joey nods. "If you are willing to tell me."

Serenity looks at him. "I've been taking some dance lessons and vocal lessons there."

Joey smiles relieved. "Why didn't you say anything?"

Serenity sits up. "I just wanted to make sure it was what I truly wanted."

Joey hugs her tightly. "I won't say anything. Listen the gang is going out tonight. Do you want to come?"

Serenity returns his hug and she does a fake yawn. "Thanks big brother. I would but I am really tired today."

Joey pulls a blanket over her as she lays back down and smiles when she closes her eyes. "Night sis."

Serenity waits for a few minutes after the front door closes before tossing off the blanket. She lets out a soft giggle before locking the front door and pulling out her clothes. Serenity takes a shower and an hour later she emerges from the bathroom. She changes into her new outfit before doing her hair and makeup. She walks around the apartment nervously before she receives a text message. She flips open her phone before smirking and walking toward Black Ice. A few men on the street stop and stare at her and she feels empowered.

Yami shrugs. "I know it's a new look but…"

Joey smirks. "You are supposed to be the bad guy."

Yami sighs not noticing someone walking up to the D.J. "Look Serenity is important to me."

Yugi looks up and his mouth falls open. He punches Joey who looks up as well and pales. Yugi punches Yami and he looks to where a makeshift stage is. His mouth falls open as he sees Serenity. Her hair is styled to look liked she has just been rolling around in the bed. Her hazel eyes are lined with black eyeliner and her lips glisten a soft rose color. She is wearing a small black chocker and silver slave jewelry. Yami's eyes travel down to her outfit and he feels a circuit in his brain fry. Black leather pants hugs her every curve while her crimson corset top leaves nothing to the imagination. Her black stilettos add to her outfit. Serenity makes eye contact with Yami and is pleased to find he is shocked. She nods to the D.J. and that is when Yami realizes she has on a microphone. (A/N: Bryan Adams owns this one... It's Have you ever really loved a woman? And I love it!)

"To really love a woman

To understand her you gotta know her deep inside

Hear every thought see every dream

N' give her wings when she wants to fly

Then when you find yourself lying helpless in her arms

You know you really love a woman"

Serenity walks off the stage and the crowd parts for her.

"When you love a woman you tell her that she's really wanted

When you love a woman you tell her that she's the one

Cuz she needs somebody to tell her

That it's gonna last forever

So tell me have you ever really

Really really ever loved a woman?"

Yami takes a step toward Serenity and her lips curve.

"To really love a woman

Let her hold you

Till you know how she needs to be touched

You've gotta breathe her really taste her

Till you can feel her in your blood

N' when you can see your unborn children in her eyes

You know you really love a woman"

Serenity forgets the crowd as she walks toward Yami.

"When you love a woman you tell her that she's really wanted

When you love a woman you tell her that she's the one

Cuz she needs somebody to tell her

That it's gonna last forever

So tell me have you ever really

Really really ever loved a woman?"

Yami meats her halfway and is floored by the raw sensuality she is giving off. Serenity takes Yami's hand before pouring her heart into the song.

"You got to give her some faith hold her tight

A little tenderness gotta treat her right

She will be there for you, taking' good care of you

Ya really gotta love your woman..."

The song ends and everyone cheers for Serenity before dancing. She takes off the microphone and hands it to an employee. He bows to her and walks toward the D.J.. Yugi grabs Joey and pulls him away from Yami and Serenity. Serenity smiles softly before pressing up against Yami. His hands go around her waist and her hands run up chest and into his hair. She leans into Yami and kisses him passionately.

Serenity pulls back and looks at Yami. "Yami…"

Yami smiles at her and shakes his head. "Why did you…?"

Serenity's eyes widen as she take a good look at his outfit. "Why are you…?"

Yami leads her to a corner and backs her against the wall. He kisses her passionately and Serenity arches into him. They pull apart after a few minutes for some much needed air before Yami loses his control. A slow song begins playing and Yami pulls Serenity to the dance floor. She rests her head on his shoulder as he pulls her up against him. Yugi and Joey smile at each other as they watch the reunited couple dance. Serenity lets out a soft sight and looks up at Yami. He looks down at her and before he captures her lips with his, he whispers, "Love just is."

A/N: Okay yes this is the end... let me know what you guys think! Purdy please?With sugar and chocolate on top?Thanks for all the reviews and such... and a shout out to my friend Tina! Thanks once again you guys!