Hello! This is my first Yugi-oh GX story so I'm just trying my hand in it to see how it goes. This story isn't as long as I thought it would be but it still has some chapters to go. Still I hope you enjoy it or at least that's it's interesting. Thanks for reading.

A few years ago…

Alexis stepped outside of the Duel Academy toward the cliff, looking at the ocean. The crispy sea breeze blew through her hair. She smiled as she looked over to see someone coming near her. She recognized the red Slifer jacket and the goofy look on his face as he smiled. "So? I guess you're on your way out too huh?"

"Yup! Get to graduate today. Just remember. Wherever you do go, don't always slack off."

"Awe Alexis. You do care. You know me. I'll find someway to get through."

She looked toward the ground, wondering if she should tell him something she held inside for a long time but then again did it matter? This would probably be the last time they see each other.


She shook her head. "It's nothing." She turned toward the school and walked with him along side her.

Chapter 1: Alexis's Troubles and Jaden's Run In:

A few years later…

Jaden was walking in the streets of Domino City with his hands behind his head. It had been a while since he left school and went out on his own. He decided that he would relax for today without any duels. He just looked around at all the billboards and buildings around. Not much had changed.

Suddenly, he felt himself behind pushed to the ground. "Ow!" He rubbed his head as he looked over and seen someone familiar beside him getting up. "Alexis?!" She looked back and seen men in black suits running toward him. She took his hand and pulled him up running. "Alexis?! What are you doing?! Why are we running?!"

"I have to find a way to leave those guys."

Jaden smiled. "Leave it to me. Will you catch me if I fall?"


Jaden jumped up a little and stuck his foot out. A man with a briefcase tripped up and fell on the person in front causing more people to fall on the ground. The guys chasing Alexis fell in the pile of people. Jaden laughed a little and Alexis looked back at him smiling.

They ran back to her apartment and walked inside. Alexis locked the door behind her and Jaden looked around. It was a small basic one bedroom apartment with a bathroom, living room, and kitchen. Alexis sat in a chair as he sat on the couch.

Jaden placed his hands behind his head. "Not exact what I had in mind about what I wanted to do today. So? You wanna explain what was going on back there?"

She looked down. She didn't want to tell anyone about what was going on.

"Come on Lex. You can tell me."

She smiled a little. "It's been a long time since I heard that name." It was nice hearing it again especially from him. "But it's nothing. I don't need help. I can handle it."

"It didn't look that way to me."

Alexis poked her lip out, upset.

"Come on. You can tell me. I'll keep bugging you if you don't."

She knew he meant what he said. She sighed. "Fine. Jaden I'm in trouble."

Jaden looked surprised.

"Those guys were chasing after me because I owe them a lot of money."

"How come? Weren't you supposed to be at university in North America?"

Alexis fidgeted with her fingers a little as she bit her lip. "I was and some things fell through. I didn't a job in dueling like I wanted to. I fell on some hard times and had to borrow some money to pay off stuff for a little."

"How much do you owe?"

"You don't wanna know. I haven't had luck finding a job and I've been sort of underground dueling for money but the shock from the duel disk is giving my heart some problems so doctors have kind of advised me against it. Now I don't know what to do. I can't ask anyone else for help." She looked down.

"Then let me help." he said without hesitating.

She was surprised that he offered just like that. "Huh?"

"I can try and figure out a way to get the money you need."

"I couldn't ask that."

"Yeah but I'm not really doing anything now."

Alexis smirked as she crossed her arms. It didn't surprise her. "Just doing nothing as usually. Still I don't like you doing this."

"There's nothing to worry about. Besides, this will be easy."

Even though she didn't want to accept his offer, she needed help fast and now that Jaden was involved, he wasn't going to go away that easily. So she said the only thing she could say. "Thank you Jaden."

She seen him smiling the same goofy smile he did a few years ago. Something that she missed for a while now. Then, an idea came across her mind that made her blush. Jaden looked curious.

"I was thinking. Now that you're back in town, where are you staying?"

"I was going to go home to my parents and stay there for a little while I guess. They live kind of far away from here though."

"You could…stay here if you need to. It's the least I could do after offering to help me."

"Really? You're not afraid of staying here by yourself are you?" he closed his eyes, smirking.

"No! I just wanted to do something for you since you're back now and give you a place to stay since it is getting late."

"Right. I didn't think about it and it'll be a while before the next train leaves."

"It will give us a chance to catch up."

He moaned playfully and she smiled. For a few hours, they talked and she made whatever she had left in the fridge for dinner.

That night, Jaden started to get the couch set up. He felt a pillow hit the back of his head and a blanket go over his head. He took the blanket off and seen Alexis nearby with a white tank top and underwear on. He blushed a little as he stared. She looked surprised at him and then looked down at herself.

"Oh right. I forgot someone was staying here now. Good night." She walked to her room and closed the door behind her. She leaned on the door with her forehead pressed up against it. She closed her eyes and started to wonder if it was safe to leave him out there near the front door. If any of those guys from before were to bust, he would be in trouble. As far as she knew, they didn't know where she lived or at least she hoped they didn't but still there was that possibility. She climbed into bed and laid there awake, still worried about what could happen. For a while, she hadn't been able to sleep well because of her worrying. After a few minutes, she got up and unlocked the door to her room.

In the living room, Jaden woke up, feeling that someone was over him. He looked up to see Alexis looking over him. She jumped a little, nervous.


"Sorry. Did I wake you?"

"Maybe. Something you want?"

"No. I was coming out here to check on you."

"If you're scared, it's okay."

She looked to the side. "Maybe I am a little. Anyway, is the couch okay for your back?"

"Yeah. A little." he replied. The couch wasn't as comfortable as it looked.

"Come with me." He sat up as she walked away. He followed behind her to her room. He looked around at the space she was sleeping in.

"Lex? Is this really a good idea?"

"Honestly. I would feel better if you weren't so close to the door."

"So you want me to sleep on the floor?"

"It doesn't matter. You could sleep in the bed. It's bigger enough for at least two people."

He held his head down so she could see his face turning red. She locked the door and laid down. He followed behind and laid on his back with his hands behind his head. He looked over and seen Alexis turned on her side. She was still awake, still worried.

He leaned over, looking. He could tell she was still awake.


"I'll protect you you know."

"Right Jaden."

He sighed and he put his hand on her arm. He didn't know what would help her so the best he thought he could do was wrapping his arms around her. She looked surprised but yet she felt safe. She closed her eyes as she got ready to go to sleep. He started moving his arms until he was comfortable but his hand had accidentally touched her breast. She didn't seem to mind.

"Sorry. It was an accident."

"Right." she said sarcastically.

He relaxed as he closed his eyes, glad that she wasn't going to hit him.

First the time, she was able to sleep peacefully that night.

Well that's my first chapter. There's still more to come if you like it.