Disclaimer: I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh!

Author's Note: I had this short, short SxS story in my head for a while. As for short, short, I'm talking about this story being 5 chapters.

Summary: (Slight AU due to the fact that Duke has been hanging around with the group ever since Duelist Kingdom Takes place after everything.) Serenity decided to stay with Joey and go to school with him. Everyday, hanging around with her brother's friends, she begins to feel out of place and decides to eat alone…

Ceara Corey- I give you treats for helping me with this chapter.


Chapter 1 – Sub Sandwich


The one-foot, homemade, sub sandwich looked mouth-watering. It contained slices of pickles, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and turkey slices, with mayonnaise on one wheat bun and mustard on the other. Serenity licked her lips at the sandwich she made earlier that morning.

She was sitting with her friends, feeling out of place… again. She had felt like this every day since she started coming to school. Of course, after her brother paid for the surgery, she told her mother that she wanted to stay with him. Her mother disapproved at first, but felt guilty when she remembered the past.

Joey was able to afford his own apartment with the leftover money. The only things he bought were food and clothes. Then, he would go to Yugi's and hang out for a bit. He would come home late after spending the rest of the evening with Mai.

Serenity sighed as she watched Mai and her brother being lovey-dovey. Yugi continued teaching Tea how to play duel monsters and telling her how each unfamiliar card works.

Just as she was going to take a bite, she heard two people talking about her. Tristan and Duke always talked about how each was going to win her heart. It felt like she was hearing a debate.

"Serenity will go out with me because I was there when she was in the hospital!" Tristan said.

"Yeah! You showed up after she received her eye surgery! How come you didn't show up before she had it?" Duke argued.

"How do you know when I got there?"

Duke smirked. "Moneybags isn't the only one who can hack into computer networks."

"To answer your for question, I did, but I got there at a bad time! No visitors were allowed after nine, but I was there afterwards! And then, I came clean. I told her the truth!" Tristan spat.

"I didn't even know until afterwards! When Mai picked her up! Plus, you turned into a monkey, remember in the virtual world?" Duke yelled.

"She was holding me in her arms! Score one for me!"

"And I took you away from her, because you looked heavy in her arms! Hey? Ever thought that she was getting tired from holding you, monkey-boy?"

"Hey, hey! Remember when that creature was chasing your ass?" Tristan laughed.

"I was protecting Serenity, not you! At least I had the guts to do it, dumb ass!" Duke yelled as Tristan sweat dropped.

"Well in the end, she will choose," Tristan turned around and noticed Serenity was gone.

"Where did she go?" Tristan asked to himself.

"She's probably upset because I spoke the truth." Duke smirked.

"Your jabbering mouth scared her, Dice-boy."

"Look who's talking, Pin-head."


Serenity sat on the grass leaning against the sakura tree. "They can't keep their mouths shut. At least, it's peaceful here."

Unwrapping her homemade sandwich, she was about to take a bite when she heard small footsteps. Everything became quiet and then it sounded like typing. She leaned to the side and noticed that the source of the sound was a laptop. He turned to her, making her feel uncomfortable. She stood up and quickly wraps her sandwich. When she looked up, he was blocking her path.

"I'm sorry, Kaiba. I didn't know you were here. I promise not to bother you again. I'll be going now," she stepped forward, but he didn't budge.

"You're the mutt's sister, right?" he asked as her eyes shifted to his.

"Y-yes, but he's not a mutt," she stammered.

He smirked at her. "Heh. I take it you don't know his past, but I believe he told you to stay away from me at Battle City?"

Serenity did not like where this was going. She crouched down and was about to go underneath his arm, but he stopped her again.

"Going somewhere?"

"Kaiba, please. I promise not to bother you again. I didn't know you were on the other side of the tree. I heard typing and… well, I'm sorry," she said anxiously, dropping her wrapped sandwich.

Kaiba looked down and picked up the sandwich. Knowing she wasn't going anywhere, she sat on the grass again.

"Your sandwich looks good," he handed it back to her.

"I made it myself," she noticed the change in his voice. She couldn't believe he handed it back to her. "Would you like half of it, Kaiba?"

Kaiba sat down on the grass in front of her. He realized that he had a few cups of coffee early in the morning and nothing else since. Busy as always, his mind never thought about food. That's when he heard a growl coming from his stomach, making Serenity giggle. With one glare of his sapphire eyes, he silenced her.

"Here," she handed half of the sandwich to him.

He looked at it as his stomach growled again.

"I know you're always busy, but it's a good take your mind off things every once in a while. Here, take it. You need to eat and sleep to have a healthy mind and body," she smiled.

Kaiba took the sandwich. He watched her take a bite of her half sandwich.

"You're not scared of me?" he asked.

"You have Domino in your hands. Plus, I know you and my brother go way back, and you can make his life miserable. In reality, I don't want to get on your bad side."

At least, she is smarter than the canine. He took a bite of his sandwich. "This is delicious. You are better than my chef at home."

Serenity didn't know what to say, "Uh… thank you, Kaiba."


After finishing the sandwich, Kaiba went back to typing, still sitting across from her as she drew the Blue Eyes White Dragon he had loaned her. They sat in silence, minding their own business.


Hope you like that.

Ki Wingz