Chapter 1: Wake Up Call
He was gone. Before I knew it, my brother had left with little to no explanation. He said very few things before he had left, all of which I couldn't quite understand. Seto said he needed to find himself; that he didn't know who he was anymore, that his duel with Yugi had messed him up. But how did it mess him up? Why did he feel the need to leave? I didn't understand any of this. What I didn't understand the most was why he had to leave me.
I would've gladly gone with him. Assisted him in whatever he needed, followed him to the ends of the earth until he had truly found what he was looking for. But he was gone before I had even known I had lost him. Before I could run after him and keep him from leaving me.
That same afternoon, I had rushed to keep up with him. I was desperate for answers, and was hoping that he would let me come with him. I followed him all the way out to his helicopter, where I had grabbed his arm and wouldn't let go. Seto continued to ignore me, and even shoved me off just before he got on his helicopter to leave. It didn't hurt, but the idea of it did. That was when I stood still, staring at him, and watching him get ready before he lifted off the building.
I stood there for hours; it seemed, staring into that big blue sky above, wondering when my big brother would come back to me. I imagined him coming back to the platform and hugging me tightly, telling me how sorry he was for how he acted. Then we would proceed to get off the roof, leave Kaiba Corp. and go home. If only things could be that simple.
Finally, I had given up on the idea that my brother was going to come back and got off the roof. As I was walking down the stairway, my head began to fill with anxiety. What was I going to do while Seto was gone? Who was going to take care of me? I knew Isono was always going to be there, but it wouldn't be the same. Isono was just my butler; Seto was my guardian. Was I going to have to be sent to an orphanage?
As I continued to walk, my mind went frantic as flashes from the orphanage came back to my mind. In reality, the orphanage hadn't been that bad. But to have to go back there alone? It wouldn't have been the same without my big brother there by my side. The possibilities and worry clouded my mind, but the sound of voices from the meeting room brought me back to reality.
I stopped in mid-step and turned to the side. I heard voices coming from inside the Big 5's main meeting room. It sounded as if there was some sort of meeting going on. I slowly crept up towards the door slowly and opened it slightly. Only one of my eyes was able to glimpse inside the room, but it was enough to see what was going on. The Big 5 were all seated at the round table, but what confused me was the other man who was sitting with his back towards me. He looked strangely familiar, at least from what I saw from behind. He had long silver hair; my mind already had the idea that this man might have been Maximillion Pegasus, considering there was only one man I knew of that had hair like that.
They were discussing some kind of evil plot. I tried to remain completely still as they began to explain their detailed plan. They were talking about Seto and how he had left. The Big 5 sounded as if they were trying to do something in his absence… they wanted to take over Kaiba Corp! That was when I heard my name being discussed as well. I began to back away from the door slowly, until I backed right into one of Pegasus henchmen.
The large man grabbed me before I could escape. I started kicking and yelling, trying to break free of his grasp. He only smiled at my failed attempts to escape, carrying me back into the meeting room and holding me in a tight grip. I glared at him, Pegasus was presenting me to the Big 5 as if I were some sort of trophy, the Big 5 nodded as they stared at me.
"So do we have a deal?" Pegasus asked the men standing before him. The Big 5 looked at one another, before eyeing me once more, and turning back to Pegasus.
"I believe we do, Mr. Pegasus," Lector stated. One by one they shook Pegasus's hand before leaving the room. I stared at them with betrayed eyes, they were my brother's most trusted employees and now they planned to help Pegasus take over. I looked away; too disgusted to even look in their direction any longer.
When they had all left, Pegasus turned towards me. "It's so very nice to see you, Mokuba boy, it's been a while, hasn't it?" I glared at him.
"You'll never get away with this Pegasus, my brother is going to come back and bring you down." Pegasus laughed at me, and placed his hand under my chin, forcing my face up to look at him.
"That's where you're wrong, young Mokuba." I shook my head out of his grasp.
"He's going to come back! You're not going to win." Pegasus snapped his fingers and called forth the man, whom was holding me, to his attention.
"Take the necessary procedures."
"Right away, Sir." Procedures? What were they talking about? The first thing that came to my mind was and scientific experiment. I started to freak out, and became very restless. I didn't want to be sliced open! I wanted to live! Then Kemo lifted his hand, a cloth draped over his palm. "Nighty night, Mokuba Kaiba." He shoved the cloth over my mouth. I held my breath for as long as I could, but it was no use. My body became numb and my head started to black out. The last thing I saw was Pegasus's smiling face.
I was standing across from my older brother, my heart slowly tearing in two as I looked into his face to see if it was real. "Take this kid," Seto tosses a card across the room, and I quickly catch it, "It was always your favorite." I didn't understand what this meant. What was Seto doing?
"I'm going away for a while, Mokuba." His words stung. My eyes began to water. This couldn't be happening. Why would my big brother want to leave me?
"But… why? Why do you have to go?" I begged. I shook my head slowly, trying to pretend it wasn't happening.
"Because I don't know who I am anymore." I looked at the card in my hand; it was the card my brother had tossed to me earlier. I threw it to the ground and looked back up at Seto.
"Nii-sama, I don't want this card! I want you to stay!"
"I'm sorry Mokuba, but I've already made my decision. Good luck." Seto picked up the brief case that was beside him and headed towards the door. But I wasn't going to let him get away, not like I had last time. He wasn't going to leave me. I reached forward and grabbed him by the arm.
"I don't think you understand, Nii-sama. Pegasus is going to try and take over the company! He's going to kidnap me!" I looked back up at my brother's face, but there were no signs of any concern or care for any of the information I was giving him. Why wasn't he surprised? Why wasn't he worried? "Nii-sama… don't you care?"
"Come on, Mokuba. You're a Kaiba, can't you fight your own battles?" As if it was even my battle to take on! But still Seto's face was unmoved, emotionless. The face he put on for the rest of the world was now facing me. His icy blue eyes were cold, and my grip on his arm began to loosen.
"Nii-sama…" Seto took back his arm as if he were insulted that I had even touched it.
"You're not a baby anymore, Mokuba. You can figure this out on your own." Seto turned his back on me. This time I didn't attempt to hold him back, I didn't even say anything to try and convince him to stay. It was obvious how Seto truly felt about me now. I just wished that it wasn't true.
"Stay safe, Mokuba." I looked up once more at my brother; his back was still turned towards me. "When all this is done, we'll be together again." I didn't understand. How could Seto go from hating me, to suddenly saying we would be together again?
Seto started walking away. I tried running towards him, but couldn't seem to get any closer. No, Seto just kept drifting farther and farther away from me no matter how fast I ran. Suddenly a black hole appeared beneath me and I fell into an endless pit of darkness.
When I awoke, I was in a bed. There was a strange man that was knelt by my bedside; his eyes were staring at me from behind his sunglasses. "I'm glad to see that you're awake. You were knocked out for two days, we were beginning to worry." I groaned, rolling over to my side. The moment I did, I felt like throwing up. The fact that the room looked like it was spinning wasn't helping. I was beginning to feel light headed, and very dizzy.
"Where…?" I turned my head slightly to look back over at the man in the sunglasses. The man stood up on his feet and looked down at me. He offered a glass of water to me as he spoke.
"Here, drink this." I stared at it, but had no energy to make an effort to drink the liquid. The man put one arm under my back and pushed my body up into a sitting position. He slowly put the cup to my mouth and let the liquid slip down my throat. I was surprisingly thirsty, so I allowed the man to continue this until the glass was empty. He placed the cup on the ground and looked back at me. "My name is Croquet, and I will be the one you'll see the most while you are under Master Pegasus's watchful eye."
My heart stopped and I pushed him away. "You work for him! You work for Pegasus!" I yelled, flailing my arms to try and keep him from coming close to me, "Get away from me!" I needed to get out of here, I needed to get away from Croquet. But my body wouldn't allow me to move very efficiently, so I ended up flinging myself onto the floor, unable to get up. Croquet knelt down beside me to help me back up, but I refuse. "I said, STAY AWAY!"
The sound of a door opening occurred, and I looked up from my rather pathetic position to see Kemo walk in, and another man walk in. My blood boiled when I recognized that man to be Pegasus. "Enjoying your stay so far?" He asked. I rolled onto my hands and pushed off the floor towards him, but only managed to fall to the floor once again at Pegasus's feet. What was going on with my body? Why was I so weak? "It may take a while for you to recover your strength. It seems my friend Kemo here accidently exposed you to bit too much chloroform, so you may feel this way for another 24 hours or so."
Kemo was staring down at me, his face told me he didn't do it back accident. If anything, he had meant to do that. Pegasus glanced at Croquet and signaled him to hold me up towards him. Croquet nodded and did so as Pegasus commanded, forcing me to look at him as if I were standing up by myself. I didn't give him a happy face, though. "The moment I get my strength back, I'm going to pop you straight in the face," I spat. Pegasus raised his eyebrow in surprise, I was a little surprised myself by the sentence that I had just said. But I was angry, and my mind felt like it was trapped in a handicapped body. It wasn't a pleasant feeling whatsoever.
"Oh come now Mokuba-boy, there's no need to be so harsh."
"You're never going to win!" Suddenly Pegasus's hand was raised in the air and slapped me across the face. My head twisted to the side, and I let out a cry of pain. My cheek felt like it was burning within seconds, and my neck was sore from the unexpected twist it had endured. I slowly twisted my head back and looked back up at him with fearful eyes. I hadn't expected him to hurt me, was he going to continue to do this to me?
"We'll see about that," he said, massaging the hand he had used to slap me, "But for now, you best get some rest. We have some business to attend to, but not a second before you have recovered to full health." Pegasus turned away and left the room just like that. Kemo gave me a threatening look before doing the same. Croquet shifted my body and carried me back over to the bed, where he placed me down on to rest.
"I'll be back here tomorrow morning with your breakfast," he said plainly. Then he had left the room as well, only this time he locked it after he had closed the door. Now I was really starting to feel like I was trapped. I wanted to move around, I needed to think of a plan, but instead my body found itself releasing energy and slowly leading me to shut my eyes. I couldn't sleep now... I needed to find a way out...
"Nii-sama..." I whispered quietly before letting the sleep completely take over my body.
A/N: Hey guys! Here's a new chapter story coming your way! And just you wait, cause there's another one to come in the next day or so! I'm going to try something new and try to write both these babies at the SAME TIME. Won't that be exciting? I'm planning on doing it where I update one story, and then update the other, and just switch off every time. I hope this won't annoy people, don't ask me why I feel the need to do it. I just felt like doing it!:D So look out for a new story coming your way soon, and find out what's yet to come to our poor hero as he's held captive by one of the most devilishly evil villains out there! I hope you liked what you read so far!
P.S: Sorry if my first person is a little awkward in the beginning, or through-out the whole chapter. I haven't written in first person in a while, but I'm starting to get the hang of it, so just bare with me and I'll be better soon!