Disclaimer: I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh, nor do I make any money off of this piece of fanfiction.
Challenge Name and Number: #048, 7 Heavenly Virtues
Drabble Title: Brilliant Overtures
Word Count: 600
Warnings: AU, Genderbend! That means Fem!Yuugi, Fem!Atem, male!Anzu, you get the picture. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Pairings: Either pre-Puzzleshipping, or the beginnings of Romantic Two Girl Friendship genderbent Puzzleshipping style, take your pick.
Summary: Yuugi stepped up onto the roof for lunch as always, except the roof wasn't as empty as it normally was.
Author's Notes: One final warning: This is genderbend (or gender-swapped, if you'd prefer) YGO. Yuugi is a girl in this. So's Atem. If you have problems with the idea, go read one of the other stories in my profile. Constructive criticism is fine, but flames will not be tolerated. Consider yourself warned.
Yuugi stepped up onto the roof for lunch as always, her tonkatsu sandwich and milk clutched in one arm as she pushed the door open with a squeak. As usual, the roof was . . . not empty? Someone else was there for once, and, judging by the uniform they wore, female. But that was not what currently held her speechless.
The other girl, save for a few fashion and hairstyling differences, could have passed for Yuugi's twin, and her mind boggled at the thought of someone else having hair so very similar to hers. She had, of course, heard the rumors about the new transfer student from Mazaki-kun, including the bit about her appearance, but she had laughed it off, thinking it had to be a joke. After all, who else could have crazy hair like hers? There were a few other rumors too, such as the new girl being involved in street fights, and that was why she had to transfer out of her old school. But not all rumors were true . . . right?
Putting on a bright smile, Yuugi approached her almost-twin, and held out her hand. "Hello, I'm Mutou Yuugi from class 1-C. I don't think I've seen you around here before, are you new?"
The other girl nodded, hesitantly gripped Yuugi's hand in a firm handshake, and curtly replied, "Yamino Atemu. 1-D," before turning back to her bento.
They sat in companionable silence, Yuugi happily munching on her tonkatsu sandwich between sips of milk while reading a magazine article about the newest Duel Monsters cards to be released by Industrial Illusions, while Atemu quietly observed the school grounds and city below as she neatly continued to eat. As the other quietly began putting her bento box away, Yuugi noticed how lonely the other girl appeared – given the rumors, Yuugi was hardly surprised – and began looking for a way to start a conversation with the other girl, when her eyes landed on the handkerchief Atemu's bento had been wrapped in.
"Yamino-san, do you happen to like Duel Monsters?" Yuugi meekly asked. Talking to new people was never really her thing – she was incredibly shy – but Yuugi's love for games gave her the courage she needed. When Atemu didn't immediately reply, and Yuugi quickly added, "It's alright if you don't, I just thought since you had that handkerchief-"
Yuugi's face lit up. To meet another girl who liked games was a rare thing indeed! "Me too! You said you're new here, right? Why don't you come over some time? My family runs a game shop near downtown, and we carry all the latest cards. I'm sure if you came by my grandpa would give you a discount!"
Atemu could not resist smiling, as Yuugi's infectious enthusiasm radiated out along with her friendliness. "If it's not too much trouble, Mutou-san."
"No need to be so formal, Yuugi's fine. Are you free this Sunday?"
Atemu nodded. She had nothing planned for the weekend anyway.
The bell chimed, signaling the end of the lunch period. Yuugi all but bounced her way to the door, happy to have found a new friend. "C'mon, I'll walk back to class with you, Yamino-san!"
Atemu stood, straightening her skirt as she approached the stairs leading down to her classroom. Looking at Yuugi's broadly grinning face, she decided that this new school might not be so bad after all.
"If I'm going to call you Yuugi," she called out, "then it's only fair you call me Atemu!"