DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fanfiction produced for entertainment purposes only. Yu-Gi-Oh! and all related characters are the creations of Kazuki Takahashi. The song is from the broadway musical 'Avenue Q'.

Malik's New Song
By Shadow's Mirror

Malik ran into Isis's study and stood shifting from one foot to the other as if he had ants in his pants and couldn't stand still for a moment. He grinned at her. "Isis, I learned a new song today. Wanna hear it?"

Isis, always in favour of the arts even when it was Malik's idea of the arts and Marik was watching from the doorway with his 'oh this is gonna be really good' grin on his face, turned her chair to face him, folded her hands neatly in her lap and then nodded. "Very well, Malik. I am listening."

Five minutes later, her serene composure somehow maintained despite Malik's best attempt at breaking it, Isis quietly congratulated Malik on his singing ability and sent him running off to play with Marik until Odion got home.

After all, she reasoned, it would not kill the man to listen to his little 'brother' sing one song. Especially when it was such a short one.

Smiling serenely to herself and refusing to feel even a shred of guilt at thus dooming a man to possible eternal torment of his soul, Isis went back to her study of some photos of a particular fascinating Ancient Egyptian tomb inscription.

- - -

A little over an hour later, Odion opened the door with his usual wariness. While he was unaware of what Fate had lying in wait for him that day, he had learned to always open the door very carefully when Malik and Marik had been home for longer than the time it took them to put a bucket of chocolate sauce over the door. Especially if it was also longer than it took them to attach a rubber chicken to it with handcuffs.

His near silent sigh of relief when nothing happened lasted only as long as it took for him to take one step inside the door.

It was at that point that Malik jumped out and immediately launched enthusiastically into the song he had learned earlier in the day.

"I'm not wearing underwear today!
No, I'm not wearing underwear today!
Not that you probably care,
Much about my underwear,
Still, nonetheless, I gotta sayyyyyyyy
That I'm not wearing underwear"

He took a deep breath and went for a spectacular finale.


With a cheerful grin and an equally cheerful little wave, Malik then vanished down the corridor.

Odion blinked. Then he blinked again. Then he sighed very heavily.

Isis found him standing there five minutes later, still blinking with the occasional sigh. She arched an eyebrow at him as he blinked and then sighed heavily at her.

"I do not know which disturbs me more. That Malik is not wearing underwear today, that he decided to let me know that fact or that he did so in song. Either way it was far too much information." He sighed again.

Isis smiled sympathetically at him and patted his arm, then went back to her room.

She would have told him exactly where the song was from but well she owed him one for his stopping her from cooking breakfast that morning by saying that if she did so their fire insurance would go up again.

Ah yes, revenge could be so sweet sometimes. Not to mention easy, when all you had to do was nudge Malik or Marik in the right direction to do it for you.

The End.