Lady Ai: I just felt like writing this story cuz...I couldn't wait for halloween to arrive to actually write it.

Yami Ai: Okay Ai-chan, here's the deal- If you get less than 15 reviews for this story I'll do your homework for the rest of the year and if you get more than 15 reviews then you shall... I don't know, write a lime for this story.


Yami Ai: You know...I can always show your mother that math report you got the other day.

Lady Ai: T.T Alright fine! Bu-

Yami Ai: and the lime has to be good. The best you've ever done.

Lady Ai: Damn. Alright! I'll do the lime on the last chapter IF i get more than 15 reviews. /sigh/ I hate doing thoes..

Yami Ai: DEAL WITH IT! Hahahahaha!

Disclaimer: ... -.- ; No.

Warning: Mokuba's "innocence" and puppy eyes usage. Mild language and a plan to put Joey and Seto together (yes... beware my puppyshipping craze). Oh and um, sorry for some OCC.

Masquerade Without Masks

Chapter One

Mask of Love

Xx Author's POV xX

Seto was cheerfully working on his laptop and drinking coffee, doing the normal morning routine when a bouncing little boy with long black hair came to him with a curious nature. Seto stopped typing and placed his mug down on the table and turned to his little brother, Mokuba, with a smile.

"What do you want dear little brother?"

"Can I have a party this night? Just Yugi-tachi and a couple of my friends from school!"

"Sure little brother. Anything for you." Seto patted the little boy's head and turned back to working as Mokuba went to call his friends.

"Yes, yes. That'd be a good plan. Now to put it in action." Mokuba whispered to himself in his room. He had just finished taking a shower and was about to go downstairs to eat breakfast with his brother when that thought came to mind. Mokuba has been wanting to throw a party for no reason for sometime now. He was thinking a masquerade party would be fun to have, to see what other people would dress up as.

He scurried downstairs giggling as he thought about the reason why he wanted a party. Mokuba had been reading his borther's diary- excuse him, "Journal". The book had writings of a stimulating feeling that Kaiba had felt around the boy adoringly called 'pup' or 'puppy' or 'mutt' but the last one was only when Seto has had a bad day. There were also writing of what can either be dreams or fantasys. Mokuba guessed they were fantasies.

Mokuba's little plan was going accrodingly. Seto was working on his laptop and drinking coffee but non to cheerfully. Now all he had to do was ask for the party, get his brother's ok and then it's off to invite the gang. He walked cheerfully toward his brother and once he got there he tilted his head to the side a bit.

"Good morning, Seto. What are you doing?"

"Fair forenoon, Mokuba. I'm just looking thru the Kaiba corp system. So far there are no bugs so I'll consider today to be a tolerable one." Seto placed his hand over his mouth as he yawned.

"You stayed up all night again didn't you?" Seto nodded as he got up to pour more coffee. "Hey, Seto?" Kaiba stared at his brother.

"... ...No."

"But I haven't asked anything!"


"Oh come on!"

"No, Mokuba. I just know this has something to do with the tri-colored haired midget, the cheerleaders and that puppy... But what were you going to ask?" Seto added after Mokuba pouted. Mokuba looked down at his feet and began to play with the end of his green shirt. "Well, um. I was thinking ..."

Mokuba looked up at his brother and started to bite his nail. "I was thinking if Icouldhaveaparty." Mokuba winced as his brother shot him a glare. "No." Mokuba raced up to his brother and tugged at his arm. "Please!" "No."

'Time to use Plan P.E.'

"Seto, plleeeeeeease." Seto stared at his brother as he started to use Plan P.E. (aka Puppy Eyes). He sighed and then...


"Awwww! How about if it was for me?"

"No means no... ...Use that often okay?"

"Ew, I know what you're thinking!" 'and I know who you think about with that.' "Okay. If not for me than for. . . .Joey!"

"Why the heck would I do it for him?"

"'Cuz if you don't then I'll give him all your diary entries." Mokuba snapped, if begging wasn't working than threats will. Kaiba's eyes widened. "You wouldn't."

"I would. I don't care if you take away my games, I just care about having a small party with some trust worthy friends and hooking YOU up with Joey!"

They stared at each other for a while until finally Seto gave in. "YAY!" Mokuba's expression changed from a glare to a grin. He rushed to the living room to call his friends. First, Yugi!

"Hello! Kame Game shop, can I help?"

"Hey, Yugi. What's new?"

"Oh, oh! Hi, Mokuba. Nothing big really."

"Go on tell me!"

"Hehe, Yami gave me a promise ring!"

"WOAH! HE WHAT?" Seto sat next to Mokuba to listen in the conversation. Mokuba grinned and placed Yugi on speaker.

"Yami gave me a promise ring! You don't know how many times I've fainted just looking at it. It's a big purple rock with rubies surrounding it."

"I'm glad to hear about that but I have to tell you something. I'm having a party tonight and I'm inviting you-"

"-and those cheerleaders of yours, and the pup." Seto cut in. On the other line, Yugi blinked. "Do you have me on speaker?"

"Yup! Anyway, can you guys come?"

"Yeah, sure. Do you want me to call everyone?"

"Yeah. Call everyone. That includes: Tristain, Marik and his yami, Ryou and his yami, Yami of course, Mai, Duke, and Serenity."

"What about Joey?"

"Oh, I have something special in store for him." Mokuba grinned at his brother. Seto could only imagine what's going thru his little brother's mind.

"I bet. Okay then Mokuba. I'll see ya later. Bye-bye Kaiba, good luck with whatever your brother is putting you thru."

"You have no idea."

"Oh! Yugi! wait!"


"It's going to be a masquerade party kay?"

"Oh how fun! Can't wait!"

"Bye." Mokuba hung up and slowly turned to his brother. "Nii-san. I need you to ask Joey to the party. And don't tell me no- diary remember."

"It's not a diary, it's a journal."

"Whatever, ask him out!" Mokuba pushed the phone toward his brother. Seto sighed and dialed the number. Mokuba grinned again and put Joey on speaker. Seto sighed and heard the phone click.



"I can't come to the phone right now so leave a message after da beep sound thingy." A loud beep came out before Kaiba could speak.

"Wheeler. Masquerade party. My house. This night. That's all. Ciao." Seto promtly hung up and sighed. Even if he didn't show it, he was a nervous reck calling the pup. He eyed his brother who was busy grinning.

"Are you happy now?"

"Some what happy. I'm going to find my costume, I'll buy yours as well."

"What are you going to get me?"

"A Zorro costume of course!" Seto sighed again and followed his brother to the limo. It's going to be one hell of a night.

Lady Ai: I'm going to leave it there, I promise it'll be more funny in the next chapter. Trust me, you don't want to miss this party! I have a cute little costume all for Joey! n.-

Yami Ai: I hope you liked it, I think it's gonna be a three part story or will it be a four? maybe five?

Lady Ai: Yeah, it's gonna be short story, shorter than my other stories anyway. So please R&R! JA NE!