Okay, for those of you who didn't read my profile, I said that if I read a couple more stories with other pairings, like SetoXJoey, that I might get some inspiration. Well, guess what? I did:: grins:: This time, I'll be picking on Seto and Joey!

Seto: … you'll be what?

Joey: Aww, come on! Can't you just pick on Yami and Yugi like you usually do?

Nope:: grins:: It's your turn to be the victims of my romance stories. I've already written two stories and two poems on those two. They deserve a break for a while; plus they're still getting tortured in my other story that I haven't finished yet. (By the way, I will update soon, so don't kill me yet!) Plus, every time they come over, they end up missing out on part of the chapter because they're too busy doing you-know-what in the closet or spare bedroom. They still owe me a new set of sheets…

Seto:: sweatdrops:: So… how will you be torturing my pup and me today? It better not consist of my pup dieing…: death glare:

Joey: or vise versa :glare:

Oh, no! I'd never do that to one of my favorite couples. Besides, I'm no good when it comes to writing angst or tragic stories, so don't expect that from me! I'm more of a fantasy/supernatural/humor/romance person:: grins:: But, just so you get an idea of what I'm going to put you through… have you ever heard of the movie "Beauty and the Beast"?

Joey and Seto: Yes… why…?

Because I'm basing my story on that. I bet you can guess who's who:: excited grin::

Joey and Seto: …

Anyway, it won't be exactly the same as the original story, but it will have some slight twists to it.

Joey: Like what?

: whispers something in Joey's ear:

Joey:: shocked with sweatdrops:: Oh, great…

Seto: What did you say?

You'll see, but now, on to the story!

Disclaimer: I don't own Yugioh. If I did, I'd get rid of Tea and make the guys get together! But I don't, so I can't…TT I don't own "Beauty and The Beast", either…

A Dragon's Curse and Dreams of Love

Once upon a time, in a far away land, there was a magnificent kingdom. The townspeople were happy, and the land was prosperous. But, there was a prince, who wasn't the kindest of royalty. He was described as cold-hearted and selfish. Sometimes, the townspeople wondered how his servants put up with the ice prince, but they knew it wasn't any of their business. But one day, something happened that would change the life of the prince forever.

One night, a terrible storm hit. The townspeople barely made it to their homes before they got drenched in water. Most of the homes of the peasants weren't very well built, so most of them had a leak or two in their roofs. One particular home actually fell apart. It was the home of an old woman. She had moved in recently to a broken down home since she had no husband or son to build her one. So when the rain broke her roof in, she decided to ask the prince for shelter from the storm. She walked towards the castle and knocked on the door. It was late at night, so everyone was asleep, except the prince himself. He was always working and usually stayed awake through the night. The woman was about to knock again when the door swung open, revealing the coldest blue eyes anyone has ever seen. Chestnut hair framed those eyes and handsome face. He was adorned in blue silk pajamas and slippers. The old woman had to strain her neck just to see the prince's face, seeing as he was about six feet tall.

"What do you want?"

"E-excuse me, your highness, but I was wondering if you could allow me to stay in your castle for the night. You see, my home has been flooded and I have no where else to go…"

"So you think I will let some old hag spend the night in my home? I don't think so. Go find someone else to bother."

"Please sir, I don't have any where to go. If you let me stay, I'll give you this rare white rose in exchange."

The rose was the most beautiful anyone had ever seen. The petals were soft to the touch and if you looked close enough, they held an eerie glow to them.

"What would I want with a stupid plant? Go away!"

::sigh:: "Just as I feared. The townspeople were right; you're nothing but a cold-hearted prince. I shall have to punish you for that."

"What are you talking…?"

But as he was about to finish, the old woman was surrounded by a bright light. When it faded, instead of the old woman, a beautiful young woman stood in front of the ice prince. She was a few inches shorter than him, with pale skin and white, waist length hair. She wore a long blue and white silk dress with a jeweled sash tied to her waist. In her hand, she carried a long blue staff with a white dragon wrapping around it. At the top of the staff, the white dragon was protectively holding a dark blue sphere, which had an eerie glow to it.

"Prince, you have failed my test."

"What test?!" he said in extreme shock at the beautiful woman

"My test of kindness. I knew that if I had come in my true form, you would have automatically said yes, and that isn't showing true kindness; so, I decided to disguise myself and live among the townspeople to learn of their so-called prince. Asking you to let me into your home for the night in exchange for a simple rose was my ultimate test to see if what they said was true. Apparently, they were right. You do not know the true meaning of kindness, and I will have to punish you so you can learn the lesson yourself."

"What are you going to do?" he asked with worry

"I will transform you into a dragon, and you shall remain this way until you learn to be kind. Also, someone must fall in love with you and accept you for who you are and what you have become. Be warned though, if you don't learn to be kind or fall in love before the last petal on this rose falls, you shall remain a dragon forever. Also, I shall place a curse on your castle, turning your servants into different monsters as well. The only way they can be changed back is if you break your spell first."

And then, she waved her staff over her head, and sparks of blue energy flew out and over the castle. Once the blue energy died down, she then pointed her staff at the prince. The same blue energy flew out and swirled around him. It entered his body and he was struck with extreme pain. The pain brought him to his knees and he doubled over as he felt two lumps on his back growing and widening until they burst out into large blue wings. His hands started burning, and as he looked down, he saw that they were turning blue and shifting into what appeared to be dragon claws. He tried to stand but fell as his legs started changing to the shape of dog's legs, causing his pants to tear. His slippers came off as the points of his feet turned into claws. His pants tore even more as a tail poked out, growing longer and then landing by his feet. His ears also grew pointed, and horns grew out of his head. Scales grew over and around the new appendages. He grew fangs and the pupils of his cold blue eyes became slits. The transformation completed when the dragon prince gave out a painfully loud roar...

...and that's when Seto Kaiba woke up with a scream…

Well… what do you think of the prologue?

Joey:: cuddling Seto protectively: How could you put him through so much pain? It's only the prologue!

Joey, it was just a dream. It was all in his mind…sort of…

Seto: What do you mean "sort of"?

You'll see, you're going to wake up in quite a shock, trust me.

Seto: that's what worries me…

Don't worry; it won't be anything too bad.

Seto: Sure it won't…

Please review if you want me to continue ::grins::