A/N: OKAY! So I started this like, I dunno, five years ago? And I had posted this on here, but seeing as it wasn't going anywhere I gave up on it. But fate didn't want me to give up on it! Last month I randomly found the notebook that I had been writing the story in AND THEN last weekend I ended up watching Yugioh and low and behold, the passion to write more of this came alive!!! I reread it and was struck with inspiration!! So I can actually promise that this fanfiction will be one of my very few completed ones! All I ask is that you keep in mind that my writing style will have changed since the original stuff I had written. AND AND AND LET ME KNOW WHICH IS RYOU AND WHO IS BAKURA!! I AM SO CONFUSED ON THE TWO!!!

Me no ownee Yugioh peoples!!

A Dark Past and Present


"What a day. First I find out my parents went on a month long vacation cruise withoutme, and then my dance teacher loses his mind by thinking I stole his wallet! I don't even know where he parks his car much less the location of his wallet." Tea was whining to herself as she made her way home. She was completely worn out from the intense dance lesson Mr. Flip (the accusing dance teacher) had put her through. The other girls in her class didn't lie when they told Tea at the beginning of the year that Mr. Flip flipped out more than a normal person.

'I like to move it, move it! You like to move it, move it!' Reaching into her purse Tea pulled out her new hot pink cell phone. Flipping it open and putting it to her ear she asked," Hello, Tea Gardener here, can I help you?"

"Hey Tea, how are you?" The all so friendly sound of Yugi Motto's voice was heard in the phone.

Smiling she replied," Oh hey Yugi. I'm pretty good, how about you? What's going on in Egypt?"

"Oh I'm alright, and Egypt's great. Yami and I have learned a lot about Egyptian culture from the past. I was calling to see if anything was going on." Yugi had gone out to Egypt for his summer vacation with his grandpa. They had been gone a whole month so far and were suppose to be coming back in two days.

Tea continued on her way home as she kept the phone to her ear and said," Trust me when I say you're not missing much. So far everything's been normal, Joey and Tristen are acting like a couple of cavemen, Kaiba's still a stuck up jerk and Ryou's still missing from sight."

"I hope Bakura's alright. I mean, he still had the millenium ring when we saw him last. That ring has caused nothing but trouble for Bakura." Yugi's cheery tone had taken a note of worry. As Yugi spoke Tea was just entering the rough part of south Domino. Tea always hated walking through this area but it was the fastest way to her house.

"I'm sure he'll turn up sooner or later Yugi, he always has. I've got to go know Yugi, I'm heading down Thief King Alley and you know how I feel around here." Tea's eyes were back and forth as she scanned her surroundings. From her past experiences of coming through here she didn't want to take any chances.

"Yeah, okay, I'll talk to you later. Be careful." Tea hit the 'end' button after she heard Yugi hang up the phone.

Putting the cell phone back in her purse Tea didn't see the unconscious person's foot at the corner of the two alleys that crossed paths. That's why she went flying head over heels onto the garbage covered pavement.

Holding the elbow she scraped she turned around and yelled/asked," What the hell do you think you're...Oh my god! Ryou!!" It turns out the person Tea had tripped over was Ryou. He looked like he'd been to the shadow realm and back (which he has before.) He had cuts, bruises and scrapes all over his face, hands and any other skin that wasn't covered. His clothes weren't any better, his grey trench coat, white and blue striped shirt and his pants were all completely shredded.

Tea was speechless, she'd never seen anyone in this condition before.