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The Orichalcos Saga

Conclusion


The sun was setting as the Kaiba Corp. helicopter landed near the former Doma Headquarters. Everyone piled out as the Hawkins' trailer pulled up.

"Are you all okay?" Professor Hawkins asked as he and the others got out.

"Right as rain," Joey said.

"Joey, Harold, you're back," Rebecca said proudly.

"Hey Rebecca," Amara called. "There's someone here who wants to say hi." She and Tristan parted to reveal Yugi.

"Hey, Rebecca," Yugi greeted.

Rebecca's eyes tear up and she put her hands over her mouth. "Yugi, is it really you?"

"In the flesh."

"Oh Yugi!" Rebecca ran to him and embraced him crying into his shoulder. Tea felt a twinge of jealousy but suppressed it, Rebecca missed Yugi a lot and she could empathize with her. As soon as Rebecca became composed enough to speak, she said, "But if you're here, then where's…"

"The Pharaoh?" Yugi held up his Millennium Puzzle. "Back inside the Millennium Puzzle. Guy was so exhausted after the battle that I thought he deserved a little rest."

Rebecca looked away ashamed. "Yugi, I'm sorry." Yugi tilted his head at her. "I wanted to save you so I challenged one of the Warriors of Doma, but… I couldn't beat him, even with Duke's help."

"You don't need to apologize, Rebecca," Harold said. "Tea and Amara told us all about how you were the one who first alerted Joey to Valon and you were the one who helped Yugi and Kaiba infiltrate Kaiba Corp. Plus you never lost faith in Yugi. And if you ask me, such devotion shouldn't go unrewarded." He removed a card from his deck and handed it to her.

Rebecca took a look at the card and then up at Harold. "You're giving me your Marie the Fallen One (1)?"

"I'm a light deck user," Harold said. "So using a dark attribute monster like Marie seems a little hypocritical, don't you think?"

"But without Marie the Fallen One, you won't be able to summon St. Joan."

"Let me worry about that, you just concentrate on the best way to use your new card. I know we didn't exactly get off on the right foot when we first met, but now I realized that deep down, you really are a caring person. Don't just think of it as a reward gift, think of it as an apology gift."

Rebecca held the card close to her heart. "Thank you, Harold."

"Come on, Mokuba," Kaiba said. "We have a lot of work to do."

"Kaiba," Yugi called. "Thank you, I probably would've still been a prisoner of Doma if it wasn't for you."

"'Wasn't for… hey wait a minute," Joey said but Amara elbowed him.

"I'm serious, Kaiba, I owe you one."

"You can repay me by making sure you don't lose again," Kaiba said. "The only one who deserves the honor of beating you is me."

"I promise, Kaiba," Yugi said smiling. "And good luck reconstructing your company, don't be afraid to ask me for help, after all I do owe you one." Kaiba gave an abrupt nod and then entered the helicopter.

"Bye, guys, take care," Mokuba called as he also entered the helicopter. The helicopter took off.

"Call me crazy, but I think Kaiba just complimented you back there," Joey commented.

"In a strange way, I think he did," Yugi agreed.

"Well I better get going too," Kevin said.

"Are you leaving, Kevin?" Amara asked.

"Yup, I'm going to find Mai," he said. "We have a lot to talk about."

"Yo, Kev," Joey called. "If you see her, tell her I'll be waiting and then we can have a real duel… as friends."

Kevin nodded, "I will. Bye, guys." And then he walked away.

"Poor guy," Tristan said. "Seems like he's all alone in the world."

No, Joey thought. He's not alone, he's got us. He turned to Raphael and Jonah, "I guess you two are hitting the road too?"

"I'm going to find my father," Jonah said. "And we're going to start our lives over again, the right way."

"I'm going to find Valon and Alister," Raphael said. "Those two would get into who-knows-what kind of trouble without me to bail them out." He looked specifically at Yugi. "Yugi… Pharaoh… whoever you are, I should thank you. Thanks to you, I was finally able to put my past behind me. I know that the darkness still exists in my heart, but at least now…" He cast a side glance at Jonah. "I finally have some light to balance it out."

"I wish you luck, Raphael," Yugi said. "You too, Jonah, good luck to both of you."

"Thank you," they said. As they walked away, Raphael removed his Duel Disk and placed it in the trash. Yugi noticed that Jonah's small arms were wrapped around Raphael's meatier ones.

"I think those two are going to be all right," he said.

"I'm sure they will," Harold said. Now the only ones who were left were Yugi, Joey, Tea, Tristan, Harold, Amara, Duke, Rebecca, and her Grandfather. "Looks like it's night again."

"Don't worry; we'll see the light again very soon." They all headed to the trailer and with Duke driving left the city.

The End


Duel Monster Database

(1)
Name: Marie the Fallen One
Level: 5
Type: Fiend/Effect
Attribute: Dark
ATK: 1700
DEF: 1200


Author's Notes:

There are so many people I would like to thank. I would like to thank the yu-jyo web site for its detailed descriptions regarding the episodes, both the Japanese and the English versions. I would like to thank Wikipedia and Google for research on Atlantis, Altamont Pass and other information. I'd also like to thank Its Time To for giving detailed information regarding the cards. Thanks to Blue-Eyes White Knight for the character of Kevin and for suggesting the idea that the name of the nun who ran Valon's orphanage was Sister Valentine. And most of all: thanks to all those who read and reviewed my story. It's your reviews, whether they be good or bad, that keep me putting them up.

With that said, I'll think I'll end this by giving you all a sneak peak at what is to come.


(Just imagine the BEWD theme from the Yu-Gi-Oh! soundtrack playing and the italic quotes are that movie trailer voice guy.)

"For years, Harold Kumara has lived without knowing where he came from."
(Harold to Yami-Yugi: "I can't remember my past.")

"Who were his friends?"
(Amara: "I've seen some pretty messed-up people in my days but this joker take the cake.")

"Who were his family?"
(Joey: "Attack!")

"And what is the secret behind the Wingweaver and Serapheem cards?"
(Arthur Hawkins: "I can hardly believe my eyes!")

"Now, as a new tournament looms on the horizon…"
(Kaiba: "The Kaiba Corp. Grand Tournament")

"And old enemies reappear…"
(Harold: "I can't believe it, they're back!")

"Harold's past…"
(Young Female Voice: "You don't know what you're getting yourself into.")

"Will finally be revealed."
(Yugi: "Are you ready for this, Harold?")
(Harold: "No, but lets do it anyway.")

"And a secret so shocking…"
(Dark Magician attacking)

"So horrifying…"
(Mokuba: "Who's ready to get their duel on?")

"It will change his life forever."
(Boy's voice: "Leave with me and forget about Yugi!")
(Harold sinking to his knees sobbing).

(A female scream)

(Hoarse Female Voice: "Always remember, my children, to follow what is in your heart.")

"From one of the longest-running fanfic series to date…"
(Yami leaping onto a table)
(A burly red-headed boy getting knocked down)
(Joey kicking in a door)
(Harold: "Time to bring hope to those who have none!")

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