Hey everyone! No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is the sequel to War Between Gangs!!!
Okay, now I did not plan this sequel when I finished the first one. I was PMed and asked to write a sequel and then, curse my brain, the sequel formed in my head so here it is! For those Wintertime Love fans, this sequel is also the reason I postponed updates to finish my other two stories.
Anyway, I'm done ranting. Just enjoy my new story!
Disclaimer: I do not own YuGiOh GX or Jess, she still belongs to ladydream-chan.
Claimer: YAY! This ENTIRE STORY IS MINE!!!! And the one or two or three OCs that show up that aren't Jess are also mine. :)
The sky was clear, the air was cool, and birds chirped happily all around me. I was laying on my back with my arms folded behind my head, eyes closed and chewing on a blade of grass. My legs were crossed at the ankles; just relaxing.
Suddenly I felt someone staring down at me, a sense I gained in my time as a Blood.
Slowly I opened my eyes to stare up into two beautiful clear, innocent orbs. A soft smile touched my lips.
"Hey, Beautiful," I greeted my visitor. They smiled and leaned down, their blonde hair surrounding my head.
"Hey yourself." They pressed their lips to mine briefly before pulling back. I smiled like a goofball and pushed myself back so my head rested in their lap. They ran their fingers through my hair. We sat there in comfortable silence for a few minutes until my visitor spoke up.
"Hey, Jay?" My eyes were closed again, so I opened them slowly to stare up at them.
"Yeah, Lex?" Alexis Rhodes looked down at me. She reached and tucked some of her blonde hair behind her ear.
"Are you okay? You've been really quiet lately." I frowned and tilted my head down, away from her face.
"It's been a year now…," I whispered. Alexis didn't answer but I knew she understood what I meant. She reached out her left hand to grab mine, tightly lacing our fingers together. She squeezed my fingers tightly. I sighed and relaxed slightly.
It's been a little more than a year since huge Blood-Crib war that destroyed nearly a third of Ochi City. Grant it, all of that damage was caused by the gun-bombs the Cribs possessed. Not that they knew their guns were bombs. Their now-dead leader Adrian had been the one to plant the bombs and was the one who caused so much death in that war.
But he was killed by the Bloods own leader, my best friend and practically father, Mark. He gave his life to protect Ochi City and its denizens from the Cribs and their ways. After the war had ended, the Cribs and Bloods disbanded and Ochi City was finally free of gangs.
"Actually, that's why I came and got you," Alexis said. I blinked and looked up at her in confusion. She just smiled and lightly shoved my head up with her right hand. Frowning, I sat up. She stood up and pulled me with her. Then, without saying a word, she began to pull me away from my spot on the cliff and back toward Duel Academy.
"What's going on?" I asked. She just giggled and turned around, grabbing my other hand so she was walking backwards.
"Relax, you'll love what I'm about to show you." I scowled, which just caused Alexis to laugh. As we walked, I saw the gold locket that Julie had given Alexis last year bounce against her Obelisk Blue blouse. That locket ended up saving her life when Imayoh, a Crib female leader who was obsessed with killing my little sister Jess to avenge her brother Aaron, tried to shoot Jess but Alexis took the hit instead.
That locket, you won't believe it, actually belonged to a different girl. Not Julie either. It belonged to a girl I met in my old orphanage. Her name was Kaylee. It was her mother's and when she heard that Jess and I were running away from the orphanage, she gave it to me for luck. She was like another sister to me; she was about seven then. I really cared for her.
That's why I gave Julie the necklace when I found Kaylee in an ally a few years later, dead. I didn't like the reminder. I actually forgot about it until I saw it around Alexis' neck with a bullet in it. A friend of Nathan, Julie's father, was able to fix it like new and now Alexis always wore it. Did she know about Kaylee? Of course, but I needed to remember the good things about Kaylee, not just her death.
"Are we almost there?" I asked after a minute. Alexis just giggled as we broke out of the forest.
"Yeah." She stopped, which caused me to stop.
"Well, what did you want to show me?" She just giggled again. Suddenly I was blinded by two hands across my eyes. Instinct told me to flip the person and probably break their neck. That is, until, I heard the voice.
It was a southern voice.
"Oh my God! Jesse!" I gasped and whirled around, his hands falling from my eyes. Sure enough, there stood my very best friend, Jesse Andersen. Who I haven't seen in more than a year.
He hadn't changed a bit. He still had bushy teal hair and bright emerald green eyes. But he was dressed differently, out of all the black clothes we Blood leaders wore. He stood in front of my in baggy jeans, a blue muscle shirt, and a denim jacket. He had black sunglasses pushed up into his hair and a blood red ring around his neck on a silver chain. It was the ring all three Blood leaders wore that symbolized we were the leader.
I had mine on a keychain in my pocket. Mark's, which Jesse insisted on giving me, I kept in a chest with other memorabilia in my dorm room.
I smiled like an idiot and hugged Jesse tightly, who laughed and hugged me back.
"It's been forever!" I said when we broke apart. Jesse nodded, smiling similarly to me.
"Aww, Jesse! She's adorable!" Alexis cooed, looking at the picture in my hand. Jesse smiled at her from across the table. We were in the Slifer cafeteria, where the rest of the gang was. They were happy to see Jesse again and couldn't wait to hear how everyone else was doing.
"She has your eyes," I said. He just continued to smile and took a sip of his drink. The picture Alexis and I were talking about was the picture of Jesse's baby girl. He and his long time love interest, Julie Carter, had a baby only a little more than four months ago. She was cute, even just in that picture. It was of her and her mother only a few days ago. They were sitting out in the backyard of Julie's father's house, where all of them lived. Both of them were smiling up at the camera. The baby had curly teal hair and bright emerald green eyes.
They named her Maria Melanie Andersen.
"So, Julie named your daughter after Maria, right?" Syrus asked. Jesse nodded as he reached out for the picture. I slid it into his hand. He took it and slipped it into the inner pocket of his jacket.
"Yeah. She thought it would be nice and I liked the idea. I chose her middle name."
"For her mom?" Hassleberry asked, chewing on his straw. He nodded again.
"So, what's new with everyone? I mean, besides being parents," I said. Jesse smirked and leaned back against the wall, kicking his legs up on the rest of the bench.
"Well, Nathan is working for the Ochi City police now as a homicide investigator." I raised an eyebrow.
"Ohh, fancy." Jesse rolled his eyes at my playful tone and continued.
"I haven't heard from Jim in about a month. Last thing I knew was he was in Australia, straightening things out with friends and family." He twirled his glass around, causing his pop to tease the rim. "Chris and Emmy I just talked to two weeks ago; they watched Maria while Julie and I went out."
"So they're just babysitters?" I asked. He shook his head.
"Nah, Chris is helping out as an instructor at a local karate studio. Emmy though mainly hangs out at their apartment that Nathan helped them get. I see her more often than not. She's always at our place with Julie and Maria."
"So Julie just stays home to take care of Maria?" Alexis asked. Jesse got a kind of guilty look on his face.
"Actually, so do I. Nathan has plenty of money, both from his work as a gunsmith and as a police investigator. So I just stay home." He sounded guilty-like he had committed a crime.
Which, you know, I know for a fact he had done. But that isn't the story here.
"There's nothing wrong with that. I think that's sweet," Alexis said. He gave her a charming smile before he set his drink down, ignoring it completely.
"So, why are you here anyway? It's been over a year since I've seen you. Why the sudden visit?" I asked. Jesse sighed.
"Julie's idea. Like I just said, I've been spending a lot of time at home. I guess you could say that she has been getting annoyed that I don't leave the house," he explained.
"But you said that Emmy watched Maria while you guys were out," Hassleberry said.
"Okay, allow me to rephrase: I don't leave the house without her," he amended with a sigh. I chuckled, which caused him to glare at me.
"You overprotective fool," I said.
"Shut up." He threw a wad of napkins at me, hitting me in the face; I laughed harder.
"So, she just told you to go visit Jaden so she could be rid of you for a few weeks?" Chazz said. Jesse nodded.
"Pretty much." I clapped my hands together.
"Works for me! You can stalk me around all my classes, that'd be loads of fun." I was smiling hugely, which made him and everyone laugh at me. They can laugh all they want; I was ecstatic to see my best friend again after over a year.
"Hey, what's up with Jess and your brother?" he asked suddenly. My smile fell slightly.
"Jess called me just last week. She's okay."
"Your brother?" He didn't seem to letting up anytime soon. Whenever we talked, I usually avoided talking about him. I shrugged.
"Tony is…okay, I suppose. I haven't actually met him," I admitted.
"Wait. You've never met the man your baby sister is living with?" Bastion asked. A frown etched itself on my face.
"I didn't like the idea; she was the one who convinced me to allow it. She's been fine, saying he's a great guy, so I can't deny I'm thankful to him."
"How come you've never met him?" Aster asked.
"I went home last summer with Lex. That's why I haven't seen anyone in over a year," I explained. Jesse rested his head on his fist.
"So, you trust Tony?" I shrugged and looked at him.
"Guess I do."
Umm…weird ending…but I like it!
Hope you liked the very first chapter for Revenge of the Skulls!!!
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