Addict.

Ryou's got an addiction. And someone else can see it...


Ryou Bakura has an addiction. I can see it. Oh, the boy doesn't know I can tell, but he's addicted. To who, I don't know, but I know. Yes, who. He's too good a person to get addicted to drugs. But he is addicted to someone. I can tell because I watch him as he sits in the back of my classroom, smiling to himself.

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Recently, he started coming to class with bruises and a split lip, and still he smiled to himself. I'm beginning to worry about Ryou. This addiction of his looks painful.

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This morning Ryou didn't come to class at all. Someone found him at home, still passed out in a puddle of his own blood. One of his friends, I believe. They're with him now in the hospital.

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I always worry for my students, but especially for Ryou. He's always so frail. I hate being unable to help, not knowing. So I did the one thing I could do.

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"Yugi."

"Sensei?"

"Ryou has an addiction."

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And now he knows. Ryou Bakura has an addiction...


There. Enjoy?