Yugioh belongs to Kazuki Takahashi.
"Oh my gosh are you alright?" Tea's voice comes from the other side of the phone.
"Yeah I'm fine," Mana replies, sitting on her bed the same night of the incident. She had gotten out of her wet work clothes and they were on the radiator to dry and now she was in her short pink night gown. "It was weird Tea. The guy with the big spiky hair saved me."
Tea smiles. "Well that was nice of him."
"But what was even weirder was that the guy knew my name. I've never seen the guy in my life."
"You sure?" Tea asks, hoping that Mana would remember at least something about the 'stranger' she met.
"Yeah I'm sure. And he was getting too close for comfort so I knocked him out," Mana says with a smile and Tea groans, causing her smile to drop. "What?"
"What? What? Tell meee!" Mana whines over the phone. "What did I do wrong? I did it out of self-defense!"
"It's nothing Mana. I got a little stomach ache. I'm going to head to bed and you should too. Work in the morning you know."
"Yeah, yeah I know. Well goodnight."
"Night." Tea hangs up the phone and sighs. Would her dear friend ever regain her memory? All hope seems lost and she fears that things will never be the same again. She breathes a heavy before looking toward the door when she hears the doorbell ring. She opens it and places a hand over her mouth, her eyes widening with shock.
"Atem! Oh my goodness are you alright?" she asks the man with tri-colored hair and amethyst eyes. The right side of his cheek is very swollen and red and his eyes are half open, showing that he is very exhausted.
"She still has it," he says as Tea steps aside and lets her in. "That girl was always a fighter and even with the accident I can see that hasn't changed. I'm just glad she didn't use her magic."
"I'm sorry Atem."
"Why are you apologizing?"
"It just feels like all hope is lost. What else can we do?"
"I'm not giving up. This is going to take some time, but I will help her regain her memory. She can't keep living like this."
"But how? She's already scared of you as it is. How are you going to get near her?"
"I have to do something!" Atem says, raising his voice slightly which makes Tea flinch a little. Atem sighs and turns his head away. "I just can't sit here and let my wife wander around, not knowing who she is forever. She doesn't even know she has a child at home who doesn't even know who she is either. I can't let it stay like this and I'm going to do everything in my power for things to be normal again."
Tea looks at him briefly before nodding her head in agreement. "I understand. And I'll help you as well. She's my best friend."
Atem looks at her and smiles. "Thanks Tea. I knew that I could count on you."
"Hey there Cairo," Tea greets the small girl from behind the counter of the restaurant. "What brings you here today?"
"I'm passing time. I don't feel like going home just yet especially since my father's not gonna be there for a while," she replies.
"Just don't wait too long. I don't want you walking home late at night."
Cairo's response is interrupted by the sound of the door swinging open so fast that it hits the wall. In comes Mana rushing in and running to the back of the restaurant, earning some stares. Tea slaps her forehead and sighs.
"What's up with her?" asks Cairo, arching an eyebrow.
"Looks like Mana overslept again. I'm just glad she and Khan are friends, otherwise she'd be fired by now."
Cairo looks on as Mana hectically runs around, hanging her coat, fixing her hair and clothing as she prepares for a new work day.
"She amuses me," Cairo says with a smile and Tea sweat drops.
"Alright see ya later Tea," Cairo says heading for the door later on that day.
"Cairo, I really don't feel comfortable having you go home by yourself so late," says Tea with worry. "I wish you would've left while it was still day out. I shouldn't have lost track of time like that."
"Don't worry I'll be fine. I'm not an ordinary girl you know," she replies, causing Mana who was cleaning a table to look over her shoulder in curiosity.
"But you're still a little girl."
"Gotta go! Bye!" And with that she clenches the book bag on her shoulder and darts out the door.
Tea sighs heavily and begins to pace the floor. Atem wouldn't forgive her if something bad were to happen to his daughter. Mana stretches her arms and walks over to Tea with her head tilted slightly to the side.
"Hey Tea…what did that girl mean by not being ordinary?"
"I'll tell you later. Right now I need to go after Cairo. She could get hurt out there."
"Eh ok. I don't think the boss would mind if we close a little early," Mana chuckles. "I'll come too."
"Thanks Mana. You're a true friend."
After closing up Tea and Mana go out looking for Cairo. While looking, Mana tries her best in keeping Tea calm and assuring her that everything would be fine.
"Maybe she's already made it home," says Mana as her head goes from left to right, still being observant.
"Maybe you're right. She's probably—" the sound of her phone ringing interrupts her sentence and she reaches into her pocket, pulling out the pink device before holding it up to her ear. "Hello?"
"Tea is Cairo with you?"
"No. She left out the store before I could stop her. I was hoping she had made it home already."
"Well she's not and I'm starting to get worried."
"Mana and I are out looking for her right now."
"…Mana?" Atem repeats, a bit surprised but he snaps out of it. "I'm getting in the car now and I'm going to look around as well."
"Alright, keep me posted."
"Hey Tea, let's split up," Mana suggests. "We'd cover more ground that way."
"Great idea," Tea agrees and they go their separate ways.
Mana walks around with her hands buried in her pockets. It is quite breezy and cool that night and each breeze that hit her made her wish she was in her warm cozy home. She can't even believe that she is helping look for the girl that gave her such a hard time the other day. But she was just a little girl after all.
She takes a turn into an alley and sits down in a corner with her legs crossed. A magician's staff that she had inherited materializes in her hand and she closes her eyes in meditation.
'I've been working on this spell for a while now. Maybe it'll work today. Magic staff, locate the soul of Cairo…'
Her body begins to emit a bluish glow and it begins to spread throughout the whole city of Domino. Even so, the people driving the streets and walking the sidewalks go about their day as if nothing happened. That is…everyone but girl.
Cairo stops in her tracks and looks around in confusion. "What's going on?" she asks herself before coming to a realization. "Someone's invading my personal space…" With that she narrows her eyes which glow the same color as her amethyst eyes, which causes the unknown magical force that is surrounding her to be blown away.
Mana cries out as a force blows her back and she lands on the ground. She shoots up when her phone rings.
"Hey Mana, any luck?" asks Tea on the other line.
"I don't know what just happened but I think I've just pinpointed her location…what power…She really isn't ordinary at all…"
"Huh? Well nevermind, where is she?"
Heyyy, sorry for my long absence but I'm back. I'll try to update as much as I can. I haven't forgotten about you guys!