Me: New character this chapter.
Current Age: 11
Appearance: Black eyes, dark black hair that goes just past his neck, usually dressed in casual clothes with an occasional tie when forced to wear one.
Bio: Kyle is the son of one of Kaiba Corp's Head Executives. He was assigned as a sort body guard to Laura, but he develops a close friendship, more of a brother/sister as opposed to a romantic one.
Kyle: Hello…Oh and Hyruleepona doesn't own anything except her fc's and this fic.
Me: …And now for the chapter.
Chapter 9 ~ Infiltration
Sheppard led the two across the hall to a set of doors, which he opened, pushed the through, and closed behind them. Laura glanced back and looked up at the boy. At first sight, he seemed a little intimidating. Now that she looked at him though, he seemed okay. His eyes fell on the suitcases next to her.
"Why don't we go to the dorms first and you can settle in?" he asked as he picked them up.
"Oh… yeah." Laura muttered as she picked up her bag. She hated having people doing work for her but she didn't protest.
"I'm Zane by the way," he said. They began to walk and after awhile Zane glanced sideways at her.
"So…why are you here?" he asked. "Sheppard said some kid was coming here because they were having trouble?"
"Yeah something like that," she said, not looking up. "But that's really all I know."
They turned around the corner and arrived at another set of doors that Laura could only assume led to the dorms but she stopped walking abruptly. Something was wrong. The air around suddenly became cold and oppressive, and it became difficult for her to breather. She felt dazed as the room swam in and out of view. She shook her head violently and looked around to find her shadow stretching out behind her. She gasped in shock as it rose in the air, took on a familiar form of a human and its red eyes burned. Zane noticed Laura had fallen behind and turned around in shock.
"What the hell?" he gasped.
Laura backed away as the mass stretched out what looked like 2 arms. One hand had what looked like a revolver. It fired twice, each one hitting her eyes. Too shocked to make a sound, she fell back as she felt her body grow numb, but not before the mass threw something else. A knife flew from the other hand and pierced her chest. She staggered, clutching it in pain as the dark stain grew.
"No!" Reena had arrived but unable to do anything, merely stood there. Zane dropped the luggage in shock when he saw a semi-transparent girl floating in mid-air. Laura tried to open her eyes one last time as she stretched a finger towards the knife, attempting to pull it out before everything grew dark again.
Seto was sitting on his bed, looking through his deck. It was definitely getting better but the one card he wanted more than anything was the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. So powerful, so rare…and he had no idea how to get one. He glanced over at the photo of himself and his siblings.
Wonder how she's doing… he thought. He couldn't help worrying a little. Yes Laura was a strong person emotionally but not physically. What if she got hurt? But nothing remotely terrible could happen; it was just an academy after all. What was the worst that could happen from playing a children's card game?
"Hey look Seto!" said Mokuba. He had been lying on the floor, coloring a book full of Duel Monsters cards. The one he was currently on was none other than a Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Seto grinned.
"Wow Mokie. You didn't go out of the lines this time. Keep it up and you could be a great card designer one day. Who knows, maybe Kaiba Corp will make some, after we change it anyway. But it won't be long now."
Mokuba nodded solemnly. There was a sharp knock on the door.
"Dinner," called one of the servants.
"Let's go Mokuba."
The two brothers made their way down towards the dining room. Gozaburo was already sitting at the far end of the long table. He glanced around quickly as they entered.
"Where's your sister?" he barked.
"Visiting a friend," said Seto calmly. Gozaburo slammed a fist on the table.
"Don't play with me you little brat. I know perfectly well you all don't have any friends and I specifically told you bastards not to leave the damn house! Now where is she?"
"Sir, we have the security camera," said one of the housekeepers timidly.
"What?" Gozaburo asked sharply. Then a look of dawning comprehension came to his face. "Oh yes, put it on screen."
They turned to see a large screen descending from the ceiling. One of the servants inserted a C.D. into it. It showed the outside of the house. They saw Laura walk out and sit on the steps for a few minutes. Then a large limousine pulled up in the drive way. A man stepped out, spoke to her for a moment and then she followed him. Seto's expression remained unreadable.
"So the old dojo for psychos it is," muttered Gozaburo. "Prepare to leave in 2 weeks time, " he barked at the servants.
"..don't understand how this could have happened."
"Something threw a knife at her. How much clearer do you want it?"
Laura opened her eyes. A boy was arguing with a few grownups. She closed them. Maybe she was delirious.
"I thought this dojo was guarded?"'
"Well how do you explain this?"
"Well let's see now. I don't think we always expect some – thing – like that to show up in broad day light. I doubt you know what it is?"
"O-of course not. But -"
"But nothing. You don't know what's going on so I'll thank you to calm down, Kyle."
Kyle? What was he doing here? Laura opened her eyes and shot up, then wishing she hadn't. She gritted her teeth as she felt pain searing through her chest. The boy who had been arguing turned around quickly.
"Miss Laura!" he said relieved. He was about 11 years old with black hair and eyes. Although he was a child, he had that grown up look about him.
"Kyle…?" she said weakly. She blinked. Now that she looked closely, she seemed to be in a hospital room. It was small but full of people. There were half a dozen people in lab coats, whom she recognized as the team of medics Gozaburo had assigned, Sheppard and Zane, who was standing at the table next to her bed.
"What are you doing here Kyle?" she asked, but hugged him tightly. She felt safe whenever he was around.
"Thought I should tag along for a bit, and it's a good thing I did too," he added gravely.
"Your friend here," he nodded to Zane. "- came running for help. He said he heard a voice calling your name. He turned around to see what he says was a ghost standing near you and you falling, with that knife stuck in you." He pointed to a knife that was on the table, still covered in blood. Laura winced.
"It's a good thing he did hurry," Kyle went on. "We got there just in time; you were losing so much blood. The doctors have just patched you up for now but you need to stay here until you've fully recovered."
Laura sighed and nodded until another thought came to her.
"But something else happened. That – thing – shot me." She pointed at something in front of her and then to her eyes and looked uncertainly at Kyle.
"We're working on it, figuring out what happened."
Zane, who had not said a word all this time, quietly slipped the stone, which Kyle had placed on the table, into his pocket and left the room, leaving them to talk. He ran outside, towards the back of the academy where a small forest was. He took out the stone and placed it in his palm. It glinted in the moonlight.
How does this thing work? He though curiously. It suddenly vibrated violently and burned. He dropped it with a yell as it lit up and Reena appeared before him, with an arrogant expression as always.
"What – who – are you?" Zane stuttered. Reena narrowed her eyes.
"I am a spirit. The name's Reena. Who the hell are you kid? And where's Laura?" She said the last sentence with a slightly worried look on her face.
"Well she got hurt," Zane began but Reena interrupted him.
"No duh," she said rolling her eyes. "I was kind of there when that happened. I mean what's going on now?"
Zane gritted his teeth, trying not to lose his temper. What was with this chick, he couldn't help thinking.
"Well they're still in the ward," he said shortly. "If you want to go there that's where Laura is right now -" Reena sped off, leaving Zane looking thoroughly disgruntled.
Back in the room, Laura and Kyle were the only ones left in. Kyle had an arm around her shoulders and was speaking to her gently. Laura had her face covered in one arm and was still clutching her chest with the other. The wound had apparently not healed in the slightest. Kyle looked up when Zane and Reena entered, but didn't make any sign of surprise that he saw Reena, or that he had even seen her.
"Tell you what," he said looking up at Zane. "Why don't you and Zane have a little duel?"
"A duel?" Laura asked looking up.
"Yeah why not? You can see how you do against these prodigies. Maximillien Pegasus sent over a prototype holographic duel stadium. You guys can test it out."
Laura and Zane looked at each other and nodded, grinning slightly. This would be interesting.
Me: YES!!! Finally a duel! XD I'm working on changing the duels around to make them longer because they were only about 2 turns before. . Yeah I was pretty lazy but I'm working on it. I'm not at all happy with Pre-Calculus at the moment so I'm not sure when the next chapter can be up.