The Troubles I've been through

"Sir Seto! Is it true that you have a daughter?"

"Is it true you got a woman pregnant?"

"Since how long have you been hiding this?"

"Do you have any decisions to do some action about this?"

"Will she be the future CEO of Kaiba corp.?"

"AURGHH!"

Finally, Seto has awaken from the terrible nightmare he's been in…

"That dream again…?" Mokuba said as he entered Seto's room…

"Yes… I don't know how much longer I can raise this child alone anymore"

"Be brave oniisan… You made a mistake... so now you need to take responsibility…" Mokuba said re-assuring his older brother…

"I can't just take care of her alone… What if I took care of our daughter…?" Seto said as he walked down a nearby crib where a baby girl lies…

"By the way… What will you do now that everyone knows you have a baby girl…?" Mokuba asked Seto as he looked down at the crib

"I'll just have to face them myself… After all… I can't just hide like a coward here…" Seto said as he carried the baby in his arms…

"By the way… Have you already thought of a name for the baby…? Her baptismal ceremony's coming up" Mokuba asked Seto.

Then Seto, for that moment, looked at the baby…

"Kirisaki…" He mumbled "Kirisaki will be her name…" Seto said as he smiled upon the baby…

Chapter one: CEO's Daughter

"Oi! Seto!" Yelled by a familiar person as he entered Seto's office

"What do you need now Yugi…?" Seto said as he stopped typing from his laptop and looked at a small boy with unruly hair.

"I herd, your little girl's already 7 years eh? It's been a long time since the last time we've seen her!" Joey said.

"I know she was around here somewhere…" Seto said as he stood up his chair and looked around "Ah, where could she haven been now…" He said a bit worried

"Aw, come on Seto! Your daughter's a big girl now heh… Let her discover the great sights of the world!" Tristan joked as he sat down on one of the chairs then… Less that he knew, he sat on a whoopee cushion…

"Pffft…" Yami said as he giggled

"Oh my!" Tea said as she covered her nose "Tristan you knew better!"

"Hey! Who put the whoopee cushion?!" Tristan said as he stood up and threw the whoopee cusion angrily…

Then somewhere around the office giggles were herd…

"Who's that...?" Mai said a bit frightened…

"Ah that must be her…" Seto said as he walked to the couch and looked down… There he saw his daughter…

"Ahahaha! Oh my God ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!" The girl laughed…

"How many times do I have to tell you never hide under the couch and put on those cursed whoopee cushions on chairs…?" Seto said as he glared at his daughter as he carried her out.

"Demo… It's boring here in your office… all I can do here is watch you drink your coffe as you type down on your laptop!" Kirisaki said quite… Childishly…

"Sigh… Please don't embarrass me in front of them…" Seto said as he pointed at Yami and the gang.

"Who are they anyway…? I don't remember meeting them…" The girl said…

"Oh my! She's grown so much…!" Tea said happily as she jumped out of her chair.

"Anou… I don't know you guys…" The girl said as she hid behind her dad's trench coat.

"Kirisaki meet Yugi, Yami, Tea, Mai, Tristan and Joey" Seto said as he introduced his daughter to the gang.

"Er…" Kirisaki just said as she stood.

"Hey! Don't tell me your dad never told you about us and our awesome kick ass adventures together?" Joey said quite pissed off.

Then the girl shook her head.

"I don't want her to be influenced by a mutt like you Joey…" Seto said.

"Look who's talking moneybags!" Joey shouted back.

Then a vein popped on Seto's head…

"WHO ARE YOU CALLIN' MONEYBAGS!!" Seto shouted back.

"WHO ELSE?! YOU!!" Joey said

"Grrr…" Seto growled…

"Money bags! Money bags! Money bags! Money bags! Money bags!" Joey continually teased Seto as he spun around him.

Then a vein popped out on Seto's head.

"Joey… I think it's better if you kept quiet…" Mai said…

Then Kirisaki punched Joey sending him 5 ft above the air…

"WUZOI!" Kirisaki said wuzoi – Japanese of 'annoying'

"Woah…" Yami and the others stood in awe…

"Ah I forgot to tell you… Kirisaki hates it when someone hurts me… So…" Seto said as he stood up proudly and looked at Kirisaki…

"I guess you can say she's my own personal body guard…" Seto said…

"I am not… The dog was just that noisy… Besides, you do look like moneybags…" Kirisaki said

"Woosh…" Tea said

"She IS Seto's daughter!" Tristan said as he laughed…

"Grrr… Kirisaki… Grounded for 2 weeks… No videogames or whatever…" Seto said as he gave his daughter one of his glares….

"Feh! Say as you wish but there's no way I'm listening or doing what you say…" Kiriskai said.

Then veins popped at Seto's forehead…

'This girl is… Despicable…' He thought…

"Hee Hee… Just kidding" Kirisaki said as he hugged his dad.

"Awww… Look Seto She likes you…!" Tea said

"Of course… She's my daughter after all…" Seto said

"But… Her hairstyle… Ways of dressing herself… It's almost as she's your small version or something…" Mai said as she walked to Kirisaki and took a good look at her.

"Uh, Lady your chest is showing…" Kirisaki said as she backed off from Mai's suspecting look.

"How about if we took her to the mall? That would be nice!" Tea said.

"Yeah! We'll show her the places around here at domino!" Mai said.

"Can we take her Seto-san?" Yugi said as he looked at Seto expecting an answer

"That depends… Are you willing to take care of all of her needs…?" Seto said "I tell you they don't come cheap…"

"Er… On second thought…" Yugi said "We'll just leave her here… ehe ehe he"

"Feh, I'm in a good mood today so I'll lend you my daughter…" Seto said

"Am I just dreaming or Seto's in a good mood…?" Joey said

"Must be the effect of his daughter when she's around…" Tristan said

"Tell me about it…" Yami said

"I'd love to come." Kirisaki said.

"But we can't afford your needs ehe he he" Mai said still afraid of what Seto just said… Spending much on Kirisaki's needs I mean…

"Yeah…" Tea said

"Don't worry I'll treat you guys!" Kirisaki said

"Did I just hear right…? Kiri-chan wants to treat us?" Joey said

"…Who gave you the permit to call her by 'Kiri-chan'?" Seto said as he gave Joey a questioning look.

"Yeah…" Kirisaki said "After all your all my dad's friends right…? Nothing bad right…?" she said as she took out her credit card… Platinum Gold (Man… Seto's That rich… -.-)

"Ok then! TO THE MALL WE GO!" Tea said happily

"TO THE FOODCOURT!" Joey and Tristan said as they carried off the poor girl

"OTOO-SAAAN!" Kirisaki shouted in tears while the 2 boys carried her away

"No!" Yami said as he stole Kirisaki from Tristan and Joey's arms.

"She'll be staying with us!" Tea said.

"Whew…" Kirisaki said in relief

Then Yami put the poor girl down "Where do you want to go little girl…?"

"Okay, first of all, don't call me little girl old man, second, I want to have some fun so anywhere fun will work…" Kirisaki answered

After hearing what Kirisaki called Yami, he began to twitch…

"WHO ARE YOU CALLING OLD MAN SHORTY!!" Yami said angrily

"Hold on Yami she's just a kid!" Yugi said as him, Tea, and Mai stopped Yami

"So you are after all a heroine!" Joey said

"Not only you can treat us but you can also stop Yami from his shortcomings!" Tristan said

"…Heroine?" Kirisaki said with a questioning look.

"Grrr…! Just one punch at her! Or a kick or something!!" Yami said while trying to escape from the people's grips.

"Suddenly I felt like staying here in the office…" Kirisaki said with an expressionless look as she went to the couch and took a nap.

"Look what you just did! Now we can't eat good food!" Joey and Tristan said in unison

"So… You just wanted to use my daughter to get free stuff eh…" Seto said as he gave them one of his usual glares that can make grown men cry… the only difference is, it's scarier than ever…

"N-n-no! w-w-e" Tristan and Joey said as they were trembling in fear on what Seto is planning to do to them.

"YOU GUYS NEVER LEARN YOU LESS-!" Seto said but was cut off when someone threw a throw pillow at him

"Could you keep it down there?!" Kirisaki said as she went back to sleep.

"Even as a 7 year older she takes naps…?" Tea said

"Quite a mystery…" Mai said

"Well she is, after all, small…" Seto said.

"Grrr…" Yami said as he freed himself from the grips "Someday that girl will pay…" He said as he glared at the sleeping Kirisaki.

"Awwwieee! Isn't she a cutie!" Tea said as she looked down at the sleeping Kirisaki near the couch.

"She's gonna grow up as a fine girl I bet" Mai said…

"Yeah Kawaii indeed!" Joey said as he looked at Kirisaki as well…

"It's a wonder on how a cold hearted person like Seto raised such a fine girl like that…" Tristan said.

Then Seto whacked Tristan. "Shut up…"

"How'd you raise her…?" Yugi asked Seto.

"Well it wasn't easy…" Seto said

Flashback

"Seto! Seto!" a little Mokuba said in tears while carrying a baby.

"WHAT IS IT THIS TIME?!" Seto said angrily as he approached Mokuba.

"Kiri-chan… She's crying again and I can't concentrate on my Video Game since she's crying out loud like that!" Mokuba said angrily.

"Augh! Gimme her!" Seto said as he took Kirisaki from Mokuba's arms…

"UWAAAAHAAAHAAA! WAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAA! MWAAAHAAAHAAA!" Cried the baby

"Now now… hush little baby… I er… Love you…?" Seto said trying to do his best to smile.

"Uw…" The baby stopped to take a look at the man who was carrying her on his arms.

…Then Seto's smile turned into an irritated look…

"NOW SHUT UP YOU LITTLE BRAT! I can't concentrate on what I am doing here! Time is money!!" An angry Seto shouted at the poor baby.

"Uwe… WAAAAAHAAAHAAAA!! AAAAAHAAAA HAAAA HAAA!!" Cried the baby even more…

"Ahhh!! Your Crying!! Your Shouting!! Oh the pain!!" Seto said as he put one of his hands on his ears to cover the noise from coming in his ears.

"WAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAA!!" Continued crying little Kirisaki.

'Aaauuurrrggghhh! How can I make her stop?' Thought Seto as he had an irritated look on his face.

Then suddenly Seto thought back and remembered what could make Kirisaki stop crying...

'I've got it!' He said…

Before he did what he had on mind, he looked back and forth around to see if there was any sign of life around…

'Good. Nobody's around…' He thought…

Then suddenly he looked at the crying Kirisaki on his arms. Oh how his heart felt like melting…

"Aurgh! Just this time Kirisaki! I won't do this again to you got it?" Seto said to Kirisaki.

"Uwa…?" Little Kirisaki murmured as she had a little questioning face on her…

Then Seto checked again if there was someone around… Then he started to vocalize a bit…

"Goo Gii?" Cooed Kirisaki…

Then Seto began to sing one of his famous lullabies to Kirisaki…

Hush little child, whimpering in dreams… You're all cozy and warm, wrapped in rainbows and moonbeams…

Outside the wind howls, there's frost in the ground…

And autumn is whining, it's early warning sound…

So hush my baby, there's no cause for alarm…

For in your life, you'll face many a storm…

But with me on your side, there's nothing for fear…

Because my love and affection will always be near…

After singing that lullaby to Kirisaki, Seto saw the baby asleep in his arms…

"Finally…" Seto Mumbled.

Then finally he took a last look at Kirisaki.

Then he remembered what his wife told him before after Kirisaki's birth…

"Doesn't our child look so beautiful?" A certain lady said while she was in the hospital bed, carrying her baby.

"Yeah… Never thought that it would turn something as beautiful as this… After all I am a horrid person and all…" Seto said as he looked down to the new family member

"No you're not a horrid person… You're like a seashell… Beneath that cold and hard shell of yours is a beautiful shining pearl…" The lady said

"Well then explain to me why our child looks so beautiful like this" Seto said"That's because we did it out of love" The lady said as she gave the baby to Seto

"Out of love huh…" Seto mumbled…

Then he put the baby on a couch nearby, put the blanket on the baby and kissed her on he forehead as he headed back to work…

Flashback ends

"Wow… Never thought a jerk like Seto would do something as 'peaceful' like that" Joey said.

"I'd like to see you try to calm down a baby…" Seto said as he glared at Joey

"Aw… She is kawaii!" Tea said.

"SHUSH! Your gonna wake her up." Tristan said

"Since when did you give out ANY interest on this girl?" Mai said

"Well, She is after all a heroine…" Tristan said

"Whatever… even though she's sleeping she won't look any innoce…" Yami said but then he was cut off after he saw the sleeping Kirisaki…

"So you were saying Yami…?" Asked Mai at Yami.

"W-well…" Yami stuttered.

Everyone knows even though Yugi is often transformed as Yami there's one trait of him… Yugi's passion for Kawaii or Cute things…

"AHA! You think little children like Kiri-chan's cute ne?" Joey pointed out.

"N-n-no I d-d-don't!" Yami stuttered as he backed off from Joey's point…

"Once again… Who gave you the permission to call my 7 y/o daughter as 'Kiri-chan'?" Seto said.

"Aw! Come on Yami admit it!!" Tristan said as he joined Joey on pointing at Yami.

"N-n-n-n-n-n-no!" Yami stuttered.

"Stop acting like a cool-and-oh-so-hot-person-who-has-no-passion-or-desire-of-anything-type of person and admit it!" Joey said

Then Mai and Tea suddenly noticed Kirisaki mumbling…

"Mmmph…" Kirisaki mumbled as she slowly woke up…

"Uh guys… I think you'd better sto-…" Tea said but was cut off when Joey and Tristan began throwing insults at Yami…

Then Seto, as well, noticed that Kirisaki was waking up… And he also knew what will be the turn of events…

"I… am… a… little…girl…" Kirisaki said as she started to wake up…

Soon, a different kind of evil aura surrounded the whole place.

"Wha-what's happening?!" Tea and Mai panicked…

"Something that happens usually…" Seto said calmly

Then Joey, Tristan, and Yami stopped the commotion…

"Little… girls… need… their… SLEEP!" Kirisaki said as she went to Joey, Tristan and Yami…

"We know that little brat!" Yami shouted at her…

"That's not a good thing you just did…" Seto explained to them…

"You mean to say… A little girl, who's staying peacefully in an office has no right to take her daily naps…?" Kirisaki said in an angry voice…

"Nevermind what Yami here just said Kirisaki! He's an idiot like that" Tristan said as him and Joey covered Yami's big mouth…

"Make him stop or else…" Kirisaki said

"Ok we will… So… Making Yami stop is enough punishment right little girl…?" Joey asked…

"…No" Kirisaki said as she grabbed a long piece of rope (out of nowhere) and duct tape (out of nowhere as well…)

After a few minutes, Kirisaki has resumed to her nap peacefully… But before she even did, she tied Joey, Tristan and Yami together and put duct tape on their mouths…

"That's what you get for messing with my daughter's nap…" Seto said

"Man… she IS your daughter…" Mai said as she sighed…

"So we're not gonna hit the mall?" Tea asked…

"Maybe later…" Mai Said "When she's not in a bad mood…" she continued…

Joey, Tristan, and Yami are still stuck together and has finally gave up and remained themselves tied up together….

In a few hours Kirisaki woke up…

"Yaaaw…" Kirisaki said as she woke up and rubbed her eyes.

"Kirisaki, you awake already?" Seto said as he was looking at Kirisaki while sitting on a chair nearby while reading the book 'War and Peace'…

"…Pretty obvious isn't it? And where are the others…?" Kirisaki said.

"Well, they needed to do something… So, how do you find my friends like…?" Seto asked her as he went closer to her and put the book aside for a while…

"Do you really need my opinion in those things…?" She answered.

"Well, will I even ask you if it wasn't important…?" Seto said.

"They're quite some nice people… Especially that Joey and Tristan guys! They're really fun to be with…" Kirisaki said with a big smile on her face.

"Well, that's good news…" Seto said.

"Ne, dad… Are you gonna look for another mom…?" Kirisaki asked her father…

Then for a while, Seto looked down with an unknown expression on his face…

Kirisaki looked at her father with a sad expression on her face…

Seto sensed his daughter's reaction and gave her a hug.

"Don't worry Kirisaki, I won't leave your side no matter what happens…" Seto reassured his daughter

"Arigato, otoo-san" She said as she hugged back her father

"Demo… Without mom you're kind… well… lone and sad… Like…" Kirisaki was cut off when her father put a finger on her little mouth.

"Ok you talk too much…" Seto said as he removed the finger. "The thing is, as long as your by my side, it's enough to make me happy." He continued.

Those words won Kirisaki over.

"Domo arigato, Otoo-san" She said.

Then Seto thought

"Wherever you may be, I'm very proud of our daughter now, it's because of you…You gave me strength each day… I owe it all to you"