-The next morning-
Victoria was at the docks just walking around when she noticed these two girls walking towards her.
"Hi." One of the girls greeted.
"Hi." Victoria greeted back. "You look somewhat familiar have I met you before?" She asked the girl.
"No, that's impossible. We just got here."
"Yeah, I guess it is, but... something about you seems so familiar. Especially around the eyes." Victoria said, then thought of something. "You don't happen to have a brother do you?"
"Yeah, an older brother... how did you know?"
"Jaden Yuki, right?"
"Are you a mind reader?" The girl asked, and Victoria giggled.
"No. I met him and you guys look so much alike. Same hair, same eyes... everything."
"You met him?"
"I've been looking for him. Do you know where he is?"
"Oh sure... he's with my brother." Victoria said, then looked at the other girl. "And you're... a Truesdale." Victoria said.
"You scare me." Said the girl.
"Well... it's kinda obvious because not many people have light blue hair."
"Oh... yeah, I guess that's true."
"Well... you know our last names so why don't we tell you our first names. I'm Lily Yuki."
"And I'm Amanda Truesdale."
"Well... glad to meet the both of you." Victoria said. "And I'm Victoria Misawa."
"Misawa? ...Misawa?" Lily whispered, trying to think of where she had heard that name before.
"Bastion Misawa is my older brother." She said, and Lily snapped her fingers.
"I knew that." Lily said, and Victoria just giggled.
"Come on. I know where your brothers are so you can just follow me." Victoria said so they followed her to the Ra yellow dorm.
-In Bastion's dorm room-
Jaden and Syrus were in the room with Bastion and they were talking when there was a knock at the door. So Bastion got up to answer it.
"Hi. Can me and my friends come in?"
"Yes, come on in." Bastion said, and stepped aside so them to come in.
When they got in the room, they saw Jaden and Syrus sitting on the bed.
"Syrus!" Amanda yelled, and tackled him to the bed.
"Jaden!" Lily yelled, then tackled Jaden, but since Jaden was on the edge of the bed he fell over.
"Okay, Lily, okay! It's good to see you too!" Jaden said as he hugged Lily back. Then they heard Syrus start to laugh.
"No, Amanda, no. Now your tickling." Syrus said, and Amanda started to do it more. "No, no. We don't do that here." He said as he continued to be tickled to death. "Stop. I can't stand the tickling. Help! Jaden!" Syrus yelled while still laughing.
'Nothing like watching someone being tickled to brighten up your day.' Victoria thought.
"Give up, Syrus?" Amanda asked.
"I give up. I told ya." Syrus said so Amanda stopped.
They were all still in Bastion's and Victoria's dorm room with all the lights off, the curtains drawn, and the only light in the room was a single lit candle. They were all sitting in a circle around the candle telling scary stories. Using their monster cards to determine how scary the story would be. (Me and my friends do that all the time... it's really fun! Anyways...)
Syrus had just finished telling a story that wasn't exactly that scary, but then again he only picked up a level two monster so it didn't really have to be.
"Okay, you're turn, Victoria." Lily said.
"Cool. Lets see what I get." Victoria said as she picked up one of her cards and looked at it.
"Wow! That's a level fifteen monster." Lily said as she looked at it too.
"Yeah. Lets see... I have a story that will do the trick." Victoria said as she placed her card in the middle. "Picture it... in the middle of the desert in Egypt, a lonely outcast walking along the sand. When suddenly... they hear this voice... calling them in." She said, jumping slightly when she said 'suddenly', making everyone else jump too. "The voice starts to call for them saying, 'It me. I'm here. Come closer.' The voice said." She made a creepy voice when she imitaded it. "The outcast moved closer to the voice when suddenly..." She trailed off and moved back a little, causing everyone to lean in. Then she leaps forward when she started telling the story again and everyone jumped back. "A graverobber jumps out, stabs the outcast, and leaves him for the scorpions." She finished, then laughed wickedly, imitading the graverobber.
The next thing she knew, Syrus fainted from fright.
"Aw, come on. It couldn't of been that scary." She said, and everyone else fell over too, even Jaden.
"Ouch. Guess I overdid it." She said to herself. "I didn't mean to make anyone faint. I was just trying to tell a good scary story."
-The next day at school-
They were in class when all of a sudden the teacher interrupted them to make an announcement.
"Attention, everyone, attention. I have an announcement to make. Tomorrow we will have a student announce where we will be going on our school trip this year. Now... who wants to be the student who makes it?" The teacher asked, only Victoria and Jaden raised their hands.
"Well, well, well. It looks like there's gonna be a duel going on later today between Jaden Yuki and Victoria Misawa to see who gets it."
"Hey! Jaden!" Victoria yelled as she ran up to him at his locker.
"Oh... hi Victoria." Jaden said as he shut his locker door.
"So... ready for this duel?"
"You better believe it."
"You got a place in mind?"
"Not really... but I'll think of something. What about you?"
"Well... there's one place that I've always wanted to go to."
"But... won't your story come true?" Jaden asked, and she giggled.
"It's not gonna come true, Jaden. It was just a scary story that I thought of." She said with a smile.
"Sure scared the hell out of me." He said.
"If you ever get a hell part of you... let me know." She said, then looked at her watch. "Holy shittaki mushrooms! We've gotta go or we'll be late for our own duel!" Victoria said, then grabbed Jaden's wrist and dragged him to the duel arena.
-In the duel arena-
Everyone in the school was now sitting in seats and was excited to watch the duel that was about to go on.
"Why is everyone here? Picking a place to go for the school trip isn't that exciting." Amanda said.
"I know." Someone behind them said, and they all turned around to see Zane standing there.
"Zane!" Amanda said, excitedly as she jumped up and gave Zane a huge hug.
"Hi Amanda. Hi Syrus." Zane said.
"Hi." Syrus said. "How did you get here?"
"I took a ship here. What else? And I noticed that no one was around so I figured..."
"A big duel." Syrus finished.
"I don't care why your here. I am so glad." Syrus said as he gave Zane a hug too.
"Good." Zane said.
Then they all saw Jaden come in with Victoria.
Amanda sat back down and since there was only one seat left after that, Zane sat down first and Syrus sat on his lap.
"I'm not too heavy, am I?" Syrus asked.
"No. Actually... it's like I'm not even holding anything at all." Zane said, and Syrus blushed lightly.
When Jaden and Victoria actually got on the dueling platform that's when Victoria realized just how many people were watching. She started to feel uneasy. Jaden noticed so he walked up to her and placed a gentle hand on her shoulder.
"I'm not sure. I've dueled with people watching me before, but not this many people. I'm not sure if I can do it anymore, Jaden. You pick the place to go because I'm just not sure about this." Victoria said, and was about to walk away, but Jaden gently grabbed her wrist. She turned back to him.
"Don't be scared, Victoria. You can do this." Jaden told her, confidently. "You just have to believe in yourself... and your cards." He said, and she gave him a small smile.
"Thank you, Jaden. And... you're right. I'll do it!" She said, and he smiled back at her.
"Good. Now lets do this thing!" Jaden said, then went back over to his side, they activated their duel disks and the duel began.
-After the duel-
Jaden had won the duel and Victoria kneeled down as her life points went to zero, a sad look on her face.
"Excellent duel, Jaden!" One of the teachers said as he came up to him, after Jaden had gone up to Victoria.
"And now you get to choose where you want to go for our school trip."
"Well... I... think that Victoria should decide." Jaden said, and Victoria got up, looking at Jaden strangely. "She's a good duelist and had me on the hook there for a litte bit. And she duels with her heart and trusts in her cards. That something that I think all duelists should do." He said, and she smiled warmly at him.
"But, Jaden... I didn't win."
"Victoria... there's a lot more to dueling then just winning."
"Where did you hear that?"
"Bastion told me." Jaden said, and Victoria looked up at Bastion, then turned back to Jaden. "Now... where was it you wanted to go again?" He asked.
"Egypt." Victoria whispered.
"Say it loud, say it proud." Jaden said with a smile.
"Egypt." She said, and everyone started cheering.
"Okay then. Looks like we're going to Egypt for a couple weeks. Now everyone leave and get packed up. We leave tomorrow." The teacher said before turning and walking out. Everyone leaving to go back to their dorms to get packed up.