GX – GX
Victoria opened her eyes, weakly and looked at where she was. She soon noticed that she was on the shore of the Nile River, but Egypt didn't look the same. There were people everywhere and most of the homes looked brand new.
'Where am I?' She thought. 'I don't think I'm in my time anymore, but how did I change time periods?' She tried to move, but she felt so weak so she just laid there. 'Am I going to die here?'
Suddenly, she heard footsteps and she looked up to see a girl standing there. This girl looked no more than 17 years old with black hair, green eyes, and tanned skin.
"Are you alright?" The girl asked as she kneeled down next to Victoria. "My name is Mana, and if I'm not mistaken… you're hurt."
"Um… yes. I can't move." Victoria said, weakly. "And my name is Victoria by the way… Victoria Misawa."
"Hm… strange name." Mana said. "Brother!" She called and a guy walked up to them who looked about a year older than her. He had a hood over his hair and tanned skin. (A/N: I'm not really sure what color his eyes are.) The man looked like a Pharaoh's priest.
"What is it, Mana?"
"This girl is hurt." Mana answered. "Do you think we should bring her to the palace and see what's wrong with her?"
"Well… why not?" He said.
"She said she can't move." Mana said.
"Well then… I'll just have to carry her." He said as he picked her up and brought her onto his back.
Victoria couldn't help the blush that spread across her face as he started bringing her to the palace. 'This man is really handsome.' She thought. She closed her eyes fall closed and cuddled into him a little.
They went into the palace, then into the throne room where Victoria saw a bunch of priests and a couple priestesses. Then, on the throne was the Pharaoh.
"Pharaoh… we found this girl on the edge of the Nile, so my sister and I were wondering if this girl would be able to recover here. That is… until she's strong enough to go back where she came from."
'It's Yami!' Victoria thought. 'As… the Pharaoh. Either this is some sort of trick that they're all playing on me, or I really travelled back in time.'
"Very well, Mahad."
'Mahad?!' Victoria thought as her eyes widened to the size of plates. 'I knew there was something familiar about this guy! He was the one I was dreaming about, and… I'm mad at this guy!' She thought. "You know… I think my legs are strong enough. I can carry myself." She said as she got down, but as soon as she tried supporting herself, she almost fell, but Mahad caught right before she hit the ground.
"You're not alright. Here. I'll bring you to one of the caring rooms so Isis can take a look at you." Mahad said as he picked her up, bridal-style and brought her to one of the caring rooms.
-- Back with everyone else in the real world --
"Why don't we just flow down the river like Victoria did, and maybe it'll bring us to where she is." Jaden suggested.
"That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard." Zane said.
"It can be done." Satorious said, and everyone looked at him. "If she simply floated down the river, we should be able to also flow down the river and land in the same place she did. Easy."
Bastion looked down at the water, then back at Satorious. "You sure?"
"Of course I'm sure. With this sort of thing I'm always sure. Yes."
"Me first!" Jaden said, and then jumped in the water.
Soon, everyone was in the water except for Syrus.
"Sy, what's holding you up?" Amanda asked.
"I can't swim."
"Then just grab onto me, and I'll swim for you." Zane suggested as he held his arms out for Syrus to take.
"No thanks." Syrus said, quite smugly.
"Sy…" Zane said, his voice showing how hurt he was by Syrus' words.
Syrus caved at Zane's tone. 'Why do I still have to fall weak at the knees whenever he talks to me?' He asked. "Fine." He said as he grabbed Zane's hands that helped him get into the water, and then got onto Zane's back as they all started floating down the river.
-- Back in Ancient Egypt --
"Isis!" Mahad called as he laid Victoria down onto the bed. "Isis!" He called again and a girl came into the room.
"What do you want this time?"
"My sister found this girl at the edge of the Nile and she said she can't move so I was hoping that you'd be able to cure her."
"Well, of course I'll be able to. I just need you to leave. You're going to be distracting my work."
"Alright, fine. I'll go. Just be careful with her, alright?"
"You sure have a soft spot for beautiful women."
"I do not!"
Suddenly, someone came into the room, talking. "Mahad, Mana told me that you brought a girl in here who looked a lot like me." She said, and Victoria saw that it was Mert-Re. "And it looks like she's with you."
"Mert-Re, would you and Mahad mind leaving? This girl is hurt and I need to look and see what's wrong with her." Isis said.
"Alright. You coming, Mahad?"
"Yes." He said as he stood up and walked out of the room with her.
"So, what's your name? Where are you from?" Isis asked.
"My name is Victoria Misawa."
"Strange name. Doesn't sound like a name you'd find around here."
"It's not, but I'm not from around here. What does it matter where I'm from anyway? I'm never going back!"
"I found that my boyfriend loves someone else, but to tell you the truth… I also don't know my way back if I wanted to go home." Victoria explained. "I don't even know how I got here."
"No. All I know is that I was helping save a friend, fell into the river, and ended up here."
"Then that's simple. The current just lead you here."
"No, it's not that simple. I'm from… never mind."
"No, you can tell me."
"You wouldn't believe me."
"Well, alright. I'm… from another time period."
"Past or future?"
"Really? What's it like there in the future?"
"You think I'm lying, don't you?"
"No, I don't. I think you're telling the truth."
"Well… okay." Victoria said. "Hey! Are Mert-Re and Mahad… you know… together?"
"Not that I'm aware of. Besides… they couldn't be. Mert-Re isn't a priestess yet."
"A priest and a non-priestess can't be together. They call it a sin to the Gods." Isis explained. "If you ask me, it's a little stupid, but I am not going against the Gods."
"Oh. I never knew that." Victoria said. 'No wonder they were saying in my dream that they couldn't wait until she was a priestess.' She thought.
-- Meanwhile, outside with Mert-Re --
She was sitting at the edge of the Nile River. She looked deep in thought about something when someone came up behind her and tapped her on the shoulder. She looked and saw Mahad standing there.
"Hi." He said as he sat down next to her. "How do you feel? Do you feel better?"
"Yes, I feel much better."
"That's good. I'm glad you are feeling better. Also, I hope that you pass the test soon."
"Yes, I can't wait until I'm a priestess."
"I can't wait either. Then we'll be able to be together like we've always wished for."
"Yeah." She said. "I know, that's gonna be one of the best parts about it, Mahad." She said, and he smiled. (A/N: Scene sound familiar?)
-- Back with Victoria and Isis --
"Anyway… did you know that there's a new servant boy here?"
"No. What's his name?" Victoria asked.
"His name is Zahur."
"Yes." Isis said. "I believe it means 'flower', but anyways… I think that the Pharaoh has got a crush on this new servant boy."
"You don't say." Victoria said with a slight smirk playing about her lips.
"In other words… it means 'really?'."
"Oh, and yes."
"Has the Pharaoh made a move to seduce this innocent servant boy yet?"
"Nope, but he better hurry up though. I think another servant has got his eyes on Zahur." Isis said. "Of course, the Pharaoh could always kill him, but Atem isn't the killing type, unless someone harms Egypt."
"Well… yeah, I suppose that would be a given. I mean… the Pharaoh is supposed to protect his land, is he not?"
"Yes, of course! So… where are your friends and family?" Isis asked, and Victoria looked sad. "Do you… even have friends or family?"
"Of course! They're just not with me."
"Well… where are they?"
"Probably still where I came from."
-- With everyone else --
"Guys… we've been traveling down this river for an hour." Melody said. "We still haven't found her yet."
"We just have to catch up to her, that's all." Bastion said. "Come on… let's pick up the pace a little bit." He said, as he started to actually swim instead of just floating.
Everyone else followed his example and also started actually swimming.
Soon, they saw some kind of strange portal open so they thought that maybe, Victoria would be somewhere in the other world so they jumped in to see. They all ended up in Ancient Egypt.
"Whoa! Where are we?" Jaden asked.
"If my calculations are correct, we're somewhere is Ancient Egypt. Hopefully… Victoria is here too because the portal just closed so we don't have a way back if she's not here." Bastion said. "Of course… even if she is here, we still may not be able to go back."
"I got an idea." Kaiba said. "Why don't we all just split up into groups of about… two or three and search the city for Victoria and see if she knows how to get out of here?" He said.
There was silence before everyone said, "Excellent!" Then, quickly formed the teams and split up.
-- Back with Victoria --
She was sitting by the window since she had realized that the strength in her legs had come back. She was looking out the window, looking up at the stars while thinking about her friends and family.
'I wonder if they're worried about me. I wonder if they're looking for me. I also wonder if… Mahad is with them.' She thought, and then shook her head, violently. "What am I saying?" She asked, and then slapped herself. "I can't be mixing myself in relationship things again."
-- With the Pharaoh --
The Pharaoh had been walking around the palace until he found the one person that he had wanted to talk to.
"Zahur?" He asked as he walked up to the new slave boy.
Zahur immediately turned around and bowed, respectfully. "My Pharaoh, what is it that you need?"
"Please, Zahur… stand." He said, so his slave did as he ordered. "What I need is for you to come with me."
"Am I… in trouble? Did I do something to upset anyone?"
"No. No, no, no." The Pharaoh replied, quickly. "Just come with me. This will all make sense once we reach our destination." He said as he took Zahur's hand and started leading him somewhere.
When they got to where the Pharaoh wanted them to be, Zahur realized that they were in the Pharaoh's chambers. "Pharaoh?"
"My name is not Pharaoh… my name is Atem. Please kindly address me by it."
"Atem… why are we here?" Zahur asked, and Atem answered by closing the door. "Atem?" Zahur asked, starting to sound a little scared.
"Don't worry, Zahur." Atem whispered as he moved closer to his slave. "I'll try to make this as pleasurable as possible for the both of us."
"Zahur… I've been feeling a little weird around you, so tonight I want to prove how I've been feeling." Atem whispered as he wrapped his arms around Zahur, in an almost possessive manner.
"Shh…" Atem whispered as he placed a finger to Zahur's lips. "Don't speak." He whispered before kissing Zahur as he lead the slave over to the bed.
When they reached the bed, Zahur got pushed onto the bed with Atem on top of him. They broke the kiss and looked at each other.
"Zahur, I love you. Please… do not deny me."
"I will not deny you anything, Atem." Zahur said. "You're my Pharaoh. I can not deny you anything."
"Answer this for me, Zahur… are you doing this because you want to, or are you doing it because you think you have to?"
"To be completely honest, I really want to do this, Atem, but-" Zahur said, he was cut off when Atem placed a finger to his lips again.
"No buts." Atem said before placing a kiss to Zahur's lips yet again.
Then, they continued from there.
GX – GX
Okay! I know the ending of this chapter was really cheesy and kind of stupid, but it's 12:59 at night, I'm tired, and I wanted to post this up before I went to bed!