In the depths of what is known as the 'unused Hagaren character nexus,' a young girl without a left arm and a young, homunculus-infested boy sat facing each other. A deck of cards was set before them, yet neither of them picked up any; the girl merely stared sadly at it, while the boy? The boy merely stared at the girl, a sinister expression in his eyes.

"So." The girl looked up.

"You're his girl?" A flush lit her cheeks.

"No," was her response.

"Then why does he speak of you so fondly? I kind of assumed he was talking about a girlfriend …"

"I am only his guard." This answer somewhat displeased the homunculus-infested boy.

"Wanna play cards?" He asked.

"I can not."

"Oh, right, the arm thing …" And they were quiet.

"You know … these aren't regular playing cards." A grin crossed the homunculus-infested boy's face. The girl cocked an eyebrow in interest.

"They aren't?"

"Nope! They're …." And he held up a card. "Pokemon cards."

At this point, the authoress decides to crack up laughing at the previous statements, thereby causing both boy and girl to sigh and shake their heads.

"Let's replay that, shall we …" The authoress spoke softly, a sinister grin slowly forming on her face.

Rewiiiiind

"You know … these aren't regular playing cards." A grin crossed the homunculus-infested boy's face. The girl cocked an eyebrow in interest.

"They aren't?"

"Nope! They're …" And he held up a card. "Yu-Gi-Oh cards! I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUEL!" The girl, after a moment of shock, found herself smirking, a duel disk appearing on her remaining arm.

"You're on!" She shouted. "It's time to DUEL!"

Excessive laughter suddenly filled the area, and both boy and girl glared upward at the direction in which the laughter was coming.

"Make up your mind, will you?!" The boy demanded.

"REWIND!" the voice echoed, and everything rewound once more.

"You know … these aren't regular playing cards." A grin crossed the homunculus-infested boy's face. The girl cocked an eyebrow in interest.

"They aren't?"

"Nope! They're …" And he held up a card. "My … Ninja info cards." A beat suddenly filled the area, effectively causing the boy to begin rapping.

"They're my … Ninja info cards."

"What the heck are those?" the girl asked.

"Ninja info cards!"

Once more, laughter filled the area. This time, the laughter was accompanied by hiccups.

"My GOD, that's priceless …" the voice echoed. Both boy and girl grit their teeth, the boy throwing down the cards and pouting.

"Okay, Okay, let's rewind again …"

REWIND!

"You know … these aren't regular playing cards." A grin crossed the homunculus-infested boy's face. The girl cocked an eyebrow in interest.

"They aren't?"

"Nope! They're …" And he held up a card. "Magic the Gathering. Got mana?"

The girl looked at him incredulously. "What?"

"Oh, I forget, you're a newb to the game."

"I have never even heard of it." A sigh echoed though the area. Apparently, the authoress had never played the game either.

"Okay, now let's end it."

REWIND!

"Wanna play cards?" He asked.

"I can not."

"Oh right, the arm thing …" and they were quiet.


Author's Jargon: ... Don't even ask how this started. xD I just wanted to write Ling/Ran crack. I just wanted to tell people that Ninja Info Cards is the genius idea created by KingNecroPope on Youtube. :3

Disclaimer: Nope. No ownership of Hagane no Renkinjutsushi whatsoever.