DISCLAIMER: I do not own anyone or anything related to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise.


Chapter 1

"Sayuki! Sayuki!" Sayuki turned to see a man running towards her. She smiled at him in a friendly manner. He looked like a fan.

"Hello. Can I help you?" The man had his hands on his knees trying to recover his breath. He straightened and smiled at Sayuki, letting his eyes roam up and down freely. Sayuki tried to pretend she didn't notice. She wore khaki slacks, black turtle neck, and a darker shade of brown overcoat to effectively hide her body from prying eyes. Her long black hair was too long to hide it under her matching hat. The man seemed to catch himself and coughed into his hand embarrassedly.

"Ah, sorry. I've only seen you in that one magazine interview so I wasn't sure if I got the right person. I wanted to say I'm a huge fan of your work!" The man held out his hand towards Sayuki. She smiled and shook his hand.

"Thank you! If you don't mind, I am a little busy…" She laughed. The man blushed and nodded.

"Yes, of course! I'm sorry. I got a little over excited." He laughed at himself. Sayuki patted the man on the shoulder.

"It's ok. Next time you see me around I can sign one of my works for you." She smiled when his face lit up. He nodded furiously and left. Suyuki sighed. She should never have done that interview. She turned back around and grabbed her camera. She was aiming to take a picture of a Red Eyes Black Dragon holo image from someone's duel. She clicked right when a tall man walked through her shot. He had glanced at her but kept walking away.

"Ah, excuse me?" The man turned and glared at her. He was handsome. Brown hair and piercing cold blue eyes that seemed to look right through her. He had on a very intricate looking white jacket over a black outfit.

"What do you want? Can't you see I'm busy?" Sayuki stomped her foot.

"Well, excuse me! You walked right into my shot and ruined it! I demand an apology!" How dare he! The man crossed his arms stubbornly and scoffed.

"Me? Apologize to you?" He was laughing sadistically, "That'll never happen in your lifetime." The man continued to walk away towards the duel. Sayuki growled.

"What an arrogant son of a-" Sayuki crossed her arms and stared after him. To think there are people like him in this world. She sighed and looked back at the duel. It was over and her chance at a perfect shot was ruined. "I hope I never see him again! Stupid man!" Sayuki angrily mumbled to herself as she walked away to find the duelist.


Kaiba was inside of his office typing on his computer. He just arrived after picking up his brother from watching one of the dweeb squad's duels nearby. He ran into an infuriating woman that further ruined his day. Apologize? He couldn't believe that woman would even suggest such an outrageous demand! The door clicked open and he immediately glared at his secretary standing there stupidly.

"Well, what is it?" Kaiba demanded. The young girl nervously stood before him. He should hire someone else. She was too timid and disgustingly annoying.

"Mr. Kaiba, I've contacted a few photographers you asked to take pictures of your upcoming tournament. Only one has agreed and she has agreed. She will be at the opening." Kaiba groaned inwardly. It's been a few years since his last tournament and the public was demanding another. He almost didn't want to be there to announce the damn thing because he would be too busy trying to build up the hype for it instead of participating.

"Very well. Which one was it?" Kaiba asked absently as he returned back to his computer. The secretary looked visually relieved that he turned his attention elsewhere.

"It's Miss Sayuki Ibara. I've already sent her a pass to get her through the gate at Kaibaland. She will be awaiting you at the dome." Kaiba nodded and waved his hand to dismiss his secretary. So, the famous duel monster photographer was the one who accepted. She better be as good as the media made her out to be.


Sayuki was wandering around Domino city, trying to get a feel of the town. She had come from America and this place just amazed her. Japan was so different. Everyone was just so polite and nice. She was glad she invested her time in High School and college to learn Japanese. It came in handy, especially now. She spotted the duelist who played the Red Eyes Black Dragon earlier and ran up towards him. He was blond and wore a simple jeans and t-shirt outfit.

"Excuse me! Wait!" Sayuki was rushing from across the street towards this guy. The guy turned around and looked surprised. He was with a group of friends. A car stopped suddenly before he could hit Sayuki and the driver angrily shook his fist at her. Sayuki quickly apologized and made it safely to the awaiting group.

"Hi, where you shouting for me?" The guy asks. Sayuki nodded and smiled. She held out her hand.

"I'm Sayuki. I've been trying to photograph your duel." The guy smiled toothily and shook her hand.

"I'm Jounouchi. These are my friends, Yugi, Honda and Anzu." Jounouchi indicated each person in turn. They each said a simple hello. Yugi was the next one to speak up.

"You were trying to photograph Jounouchi's duel? What for?" Sayuki rummage around in her coat pockets and produced a business card.

"I'm taking pictures for Seto's tournament. I figure I'd take a few early shots to get a feel of how it's supposed to go. Do you mind if I follow you around? I really want a shot of that Red Eyes Black Dragon!" Jounouchi took the business card to look at it and passed it to his friends. Jounouchi seemed excited.

"Sure! I came in second at Duelist Kingdom so of course you'd want to take pictures of someone famous!" Sayuki just nodded and laughed. She never heard of this guy. Anzu handed back Sayuki's card.

"I don't see a problem with you hanging out with us. You don't sound like you're from around here. Where are you from?" She smiled at Sayuki. Honda and Jounouchi seemed to be extra interested.

"I'm from America. I moved here because of a nice business opportunity." Sayuki bowed politely. Anzu's eyes lit up.

"Really? I've always wanted to go to New York! I'm trying to be a dancer." Sayuki smiled at her politely. Can't they just go and duel already?

"That's nice. New York is interesting. I only like to visit as a tourist rather than live there. Their pizza is to do for." They kept up the friendly banter for the majority of their walk. Sayuki groaned inwardly to herself. Honda and Jounouchi were fussing over her. She really didn't want to get involved with anybody; she just wanted to take a few photos. It wasn't until the sun started to go down that a man caught her eye as he was walking in their general direction. He had black spiky hair, red bandanna and green eyes. He was pretty good looking and sparked Sayuki's interest. Jounouchi was the one waving towards him.

"Hey Otogi! You here to cheer me on?" he called loudly. Otogi noticed them and was soon standing in front of Sayuki. She momentarily forgot how to breathe. Otogi smiled at everyone and took an extra long look at Sayuki.

"Well, hello. Who's you're lovely friend?" Honda pulled her back from the group and nudged Sayuki behind Yugi. Sayuki blinked a few times in shock. Honda was shaking a fist at Duke.

"Slow down lover boy! We met her first!" I laughed hysterically. Everyone was staring at Sayuki. It was just so funny! She never met anybody who's been so animated. Sayuki stepped up to the front and held out her hand to Otogi.

"I'm Sayuki Ibara. It's nice to meet you." Sayuki was still chuckling to herself. Otogi was rubbing the back of his neck in embarrassment and shook hers with his other hand.

"I'm Ryuji Otogi, the owner of Dungeon Dice Monsters. You may have heard of me." Otogi smirked and did a pose with a hand on his hip. Sayuki cocked her head to the side confusedly as everyone kind of did a face palm.

"No, I haven't. That's not really my field of expertise," Sayuki said. Otogi's smiled only faltered a second before he put an arm around her shoulders and was leading her away.

"Really? Maybe we should go out to dinner and I can tell you all about it." Jounouchi and Honda where both shaking a fist at them as they walked away.

"Otogi! What's the deal?" Jounouchi was shouting.

"Yea! I told you we met her first!" Honda shouted. Sayuki looked back at them then stared into Otogi's eyes. So green. A small smile came across her as she spotted a dice earing.

"I see you really love your game." Otogi looked down at her in question and she pointed to the dice earring. He laughed whole heartedly.

"I would have to if I created it. It would be a shame to hate the thing you brought into this world." Sayuki shrugged his arm off her and continued to walk by his side.

"That's true. What brings you to this area? I find it a little odd a successful person like you is just walking around." Otogi shrugged.

"There's a lot of successful people who don't like to go around in flashy limos you know. It's Japan, its common." Sayuki pondered about this for awhile. She wondered if Seto Kaiba was the type to flaunt his money. "So what brings you here? You are diffidently not from around here." Sayuki glanced at him and shrugged. She pointed to her camera hanging around her neck.

"I'm a photographer from America. I'm taking pictures of Seto's tournament coming up. I was just trying to get a feel of how duels are done over here." Otogi nodded.

"That makes sense. It's too bad. My game is so much better. I am working with Kaiba to help promote myself." She laughed.

"I prefer duel monsters I think. I like the holograms. It's such a big thing here in Japan. It's kind of like part of their culture. I wish it was like that back home." Otogi looked surprised.

"It's not part of your culture? I thought Industrial Illusions is based there. They created the whole game!" Sayuki shook her head.

"No, it's not. It's popular yes, but it's seen as a passing fad." Sayuki stopped and looked at her watch. "Well, it was nice getting to know you. I should be going home now. I'm still not familiar with the train schedule." Otogi looked disappointed.

"I'll take you home. It's the least I can do for you. I don't want you getting lost, especially after dark." Sayuki was about to deny him but then reconsidered. She would get home faster. She consented and Otogi held out his arm for her to hang onto. She giggled.

"Why Ryuji, you're quite the gentleman!" Otogi blushed but hid it with his smirk.

"I like how my name sounds when you say it." She laughed again. He's quite the flirt too. Sayuki told him where she lived and he directed her through the trains successfully. Good thing he took her because she would have been so lost otherwise. They made it to her door where they stood.

"It was nice to meet you. I'd like to see you again." Otogi smiled down at her. Sayuki pulled out her cell phone. Oh, what's the harm? She's going to be there for awhile.

"What's your number?" Otogi listed off his digits as she copied them into her cell. She texted him a cat face (=^-^=) to his cell. "I texted you so now you have my number. I'll see you around." Otogi leaned in and planted a kiss on her cheek. Sayuki blushed.

"I'll be seeing you around," He said huskily. She nodded and he walked away. She let out a breathe she didn't know she was holding and unlocked her door to walk up to her studio. She unlocked her door and walked in to take off her coat and hat. She set them on a coat rack and was taking off her camera walking towards the back where she developed her pictures. She turned on the red light and stayed up late into the night developing her roll of film. The last picture that came out was of the man who stepped into her photo. The man had turned into her camera at the last second and just looked surprised which actually made him look handsome. Sayuki was gazing at his photo absently. She liked his eyes. He comes out very well in a photograph. Sayuki smiled to herself as she hung up the photo to dry on the string with the other photos and gazed at her work. Her eyes lingered on the man's photo before shutting off the lights and leaving the room.


This new idea came to mind after seeing a music video and inspired me to write this fic. Please R&R and tell me what you think. Please, no flames. It's very rude and unproductive. And if anyone can guess what the music video is correctly, I'll send you the next chapter before everyone else!