DISCLAIMER: I don't own any rights at all to Yugi-Oh, and writing this is probably a violation of some copyright laws, but, eh, I'm not the first to do it, I won't be the last.

No Egrets

By Darqstar

Yugi was in shock as he watched Joey walk away from the duel, whistling. His friend had just beaten Seto in a grueling match, despite all odds. Yugi knew Joey was a better duelist than others often gave him credit for, but in this case, his winning was nothing short of a miracle. Seto had seized the advantage right from the beginning of the duel and had been brutal, never giving Joey a chance to attack, destroying every single monster he brought forth, not giving him a chance to do any damage, while ripping away huge amounts of Joey's lifepoints with every turn.

Even though Yugi believed in his friend, in this case, it really had seemed hopeless. When Joey's life points were down to 50, his hand only containing one card, while Seto still had all his life points, five monsters on the field, one of them being a blue eyes ultimate dragon, and had several traps all lined up and waiting, even Yami was saying it was hopeless.

But Joey had managed to do it, thanks to a monster card even Yami hadn't remembered, a card that no one even knew was in Joey's deck. Yugi wasn't even sure how it worked, but the moment Seto had attacked the monster in defense mode, the card was flipped, and this enormous white bird came soaring out, and with one attack, killed every single one of Seto's monsters, destroyed every one of his traps, sent every one of his cards to the graveyard, and destroyed all his life points. The tide had turned and the game was over in an instant.

The entire group, Tea, Tristain, Duke, Mia, and Yugi rushed to congratulate their friend, patting him on the back, telling him that all along they knew he'd do it. Joey, for his part, accepted the praise rather gracefully, which surprised Yugi. Seto had lorded it over Joey so many times before, claiming he was a total amateur, beating him every time they dueled, it seemed to be Joey's right to brag.

"That's an amazing card you used," Yugi said, when some of the congatulations had died down, allowing for conversations. "I've never seen it before."

"Yeah, it's a pretty good card," Joey admitted. "I don't even know where I got it, It was just in my deck."

"How does it work?" Tristain asked.

"It's a great card, but it only works under very special circumstances." Joey started flicking through his deck, trying to find it. "It's the Egret of Regret. Shoot, I can't find it! It's gotta be here somewhere..."

"What special circumstances?" Yugi asked.

"Well, it's a pretty weak monster normally, only a 100 defense and a 200 attack. But, it's a flip effect card." Joey stopped looking for the card so he could easier explain. "If it's the only card the person has out, and the person using it has less than 100 lifepoints, while the oponant hasn't lost any of his, and has at least 3 monsters in attack mode that have over 2000 attack points each, then the Egret of Regret, once flipped, completely destroys the opponant."

"Wow, that's amazing!" Yugi was happy for his friend, it was about time he got the better of Seto.

"Yup," Joey nodded. "I was finally able to beat Seto, simply by flipping the bird."


Author's Notes: This story actually started as a joke card we were going to design for my friend's daughter who's a huge card player. I thought it might make a good "dribble" like story. Reviews would be nice, if you've got a mind to leave one.