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A-Note: Well surprise I knew I said I wasn't going to do another chapter fic but this just came to me so I hope you guys enjoy. Sorry for spelling & grammar
Summary: I had a plan and it was perfect. I was going to finish high school, then university, get a job, and finally adopt. Then my family died and I was left with my nephew. Now with my new partnership with Kaiba, new job, rising a child and old feelings that just won't stay buried. Will I ever have the life I always dreamed of? Puppyshipping and Fluffyness:)
Chapter 1 The Opportunity
As the secretary lead me to the waiting area I kept going over it in my head how did it come to this. I had a plan, sure it was the plan that most high school teens use; but mine had a special twist when I finished all of my schooling and got settled in to the working word I wanted to adopt. Yes I know that it's an odd thing for someone that's only 16 to think about, but I've always dreamed of raising my own child but I want to be as prepared as I can be so I can make sure to give them the best chance possible just like my parents did for me. I grew up in a happy home my parents had been happily married for 20 years after meeting in college. My mother discovered she was pregnant with my sister a week after graduating so they were married 4 months later and 4 years later they welcomed me into the world.
We were your average family, the preteen years were normal nothing really major ever happened the only non-average thing was that me and my sister were very close. When we both entered our teen years is when everything changed Serenity was first when she hit 14 she began to change hanging out with the wrong people and everything that comes with that. I on the other hand was beginning to notice guys more than girls at 15, which is when I came out to my parents. I was scared at first, worried that I had let them down in some way, but all they did was pull me into their arms and tell me they would always love me. After my parents had been informed about my sexuality it was time to talk with my sister our relationship had been stronger when we were younger but we still talked. As I opened her room door looked back receiving 'you can do it!' looks from my parents I walked in. "Sis can we talk?" I asked walking into the room when she looked up at me with tear stained cheeks I didn't think twice about pulling her into my arms, I up to her and she opened up to me. I held her had tightly as she told mom and dad about the baby, they were speechless at first but with time they grew to accept it and before you knew it mom and dad were making up the guestroom for their grandchild . Everything was great again but it didn't last long.
I was in school when it happened; it was a week before her dude date when I got called. I rushed to the office expecting it to be dad telling me Serenity was in labor but instead I got the hospital telling me there had been an accident my family was gone all but my nephew…well my son.
"Joey Wheeler!" I was awakened from my thoughts when my name was called I just kept thinking "for your son" over and over in my head until I went in for my interview with Seto Kaiba. Kaiba had been a classmate and my academic rival during school before my son was born, we didn't get alone at all, he loved to point out how my scores were always below his by just a few points…Seto his eyes were always so blue whenever we fought. My head snapped up after I realized what I was thinking I startled the secretary as she led me to Seto's office.
I was here because I was one of the best architects around and Set-Kaiba was looking for the right one to help him with a project, I was surprized when I got the call I had only graduated a week ago but the secretary said on the phone that "Mr. Kaiba was impressed with your work and I come highly recommended from all of my teachers and the few people I have worked with" this seemed really odd to me I mean there had to be better people right? She answered my question before I had a chance to answer it "Mr. Kaiba also informed me that your placing 3rd at the Industrial Illusions Champion Chip a few years ago assisted in you being chosen" this information naturally confused me "How will my experience dueling help in building something?" she talked to someone for a moment before responding "I am sorry but I'm not at liberty to discuss details of the project, you are to meet with Mr. Kaiba this Friday at 1pm at Kaiba Corp." I couldn't help but think about how Kaiba hasn't changed a bit, always telling people to do things instead of asking. "Sure" I said and with that she hung up and that's how I entered this situation "Please wait in there Mr. Kaiba will be with you in a few moments" the secretary pretty much shoved me through the door and ran down the hall.
The office was big enough to be a master suite; the room was Blue-Eyes White Dragon themed, a desk was set in front of a wall of glass, the other walls were filled with pictures of Kaiba shaking hands with what I guess were important people and there were a few of him cutting ribbons at grand openings of a few places he must have built. As I was heading to check out to amazing view from the windows the two pictures on his desk caught my eye, one was of Seto when he was little with his two parents he was hugging into his mother's stomach the other was of Seto when he graduated high school he was kneeled down with his arm around Mokuba. In both pictures Seto had the most beautiful smile on his face; I couldn't stop part of myself from hoping to have that smile directed at him one day. "I guess it's true what they say…even pups find their way back to their master"
I looked up from the photos and stared in horror, the years had been way too good to him. "Kaiba it hasn't been long enough" I said trying not to stare at him for too long, Kaiba walked over to me I didn't move keeping my eyes on him to try and see what he was up to.
"I'm sorry" I looked at him shocked never hearing those words leave his mouth before.
"For what Kaiba" I asked not trying to sound awe struck "You lost your family all those years ago…I never got to say it…I know what it's like" now I was scared who the hell is this and what did they do to Seto Kaiba, but looking back at the picture again I guess I hit a soft spot for him.
"Well thank you" I said quickly running to the chair in the front of his desk preying he didn't see me blush.
After we were both seated in in our chair's he started explaining the project to me "well I want to start up a dueling school, a place where children who want to peruse being a duelist as a career can, but they also learn the basic school skills if going pro doesn't work out".
I could tell by the way he was describing it that he was very passionate about the project "I'm up for the job but I still don't see how my dueling skills will help me design it?" he sighed and pinched the bridge of his nose.
"In order for me to get school boards to approve this and parents to let their children go there had to be conditions." He looked vulnerable like the future of his project rested on me.
"I'm listening" I told him hesitantly, he sighed again and began.
"The school boards insisted that I have so kind of acceptance system, so that only serious students could get in, I disagreed with this completely but we managed to work something out. The children will have to duel a machine and win in front of the teachers and depending how well they do they will be sorted into groups. The school will have three classifications Obelisk Blue, Ra Yellow, and Slifer Red; the strongest duelists go into blue, average to yellow, and ones who barely won the duel will go into red. Now the parents I showed this to in a focus group insisted that if they were sending their child to the school they expected them to be taught by well-known duelists".
After a moment I managed to piece it all together "you want me to be a teacher!"
He pinched his nose again "well Yami said he would do as long as Yugi could stay there with him, he'll be teaching the blues and I'm teaching the yellows…."
I cut him off with my laughing "that must of killed you" he gave me the glare and rolled my eyes.
"Anyway I wanted you to teach the reds" I thought about it for a moment and kept coming to the conclusion that this was a great opportunity for me…but I just can't think for me.
"Kaiba where are you building this place anyway?" he started doing something on his laptop and showed me a picture of an island.
"The only way to get there is by plane or helicopter" after thinking a bit I came to a conclusion.
"You didn't read my file did you?" he got offended by that.
"Of course I did! I'm not going to begin a partnership with someone without doing a background check and it's not like you're in a relationship you haven't had one that lasted more than a week" he blushed at this and my heart fluttered, to prove his point he opened a drawer a slapped my file on his desk. I grabbed it a started flipping through it there were pages on my relationships when I got almost to the end I saw what I was looking for.
"You only read my up to my relationships part didn't you?" he sighed.
"Yes, I knew you from high school I didn't need to know everything" I gave him a smirk and slapped the file down in front of him.
"This was important". The important page I slapped in front of Seto had a picture of a boy on it with blonde hair and green eyes like his mamma.
"Who is that?" Seto asked curiously.
"Matthew, my son" I said with pride filling my voice.
I just sat there silently letting Seto read the document, when he popped up again he had a he looked like he had a million questions. I sighed and though what the hell "Okay so he's biologically my nephew but to me he's my son."
He smiled at this "so that's why you left school for three years, you raised him" I smiled again thinking of Mattie always made me smile.
"Yup best decision I ever made, so what else you got?" He thought for a moment.
"When was he born?" damn I should've guessed I'd have to talk about this "he was…cut from her…in time" that was the first time I saw concern in his eyes.
"I'm so sorry Wheeler, who's the father?" I gave him a sad smile.
"Some guy in a gang Serenity slept with when she got really drunk…he died before the accident…I'm all Mattie's got" he smiled at me…he actually smiled!
"Your amazing…I mean what you did was amazing, I still don't see the problem Matt's twelve he can come to the school" I looked at him like he was an idiot.
"We haven't built it yet" he gave me his famous smirk.
"Actually it is…well it need some minor work that I hope you'll do" I thought about it for a moment.
"Fine now here are my conditions: I will only come if Mattie wants to and if Mattie wants to come too, he will duel the robot—after I watch you set it up—and if he wins you get us both. That's how it works you don't get one without the other deal?"
I held out my hand and he took it "deal".
As I ran out of the office I swore I heard Seto say "I can't wait to get you both" but it must have been my brain playing tricks on me.
I just got to Mattie's school when the bell rang; I waited in my normal spot until I saw his blonde hair running my way. "Daddy how did the job thingy go?" he said as he pulled me in for a hug.
"Well Mattie we have a lot to talk about" he looked worried but I gave him a reassuring smile and we headed home. Once he put his stuff into his room we sat down at the kitchen table I gave him some hot chocolate and told him about the school.
"So Mattie would you like to go to dueling school?" He thought about it for a moment.
"Yeah it sounds fun, I can't wait to duel that robot…but I have a question" I gave him a smile.
"What is it son?" He smiled back to me.
"When are you going to make Mr. Kaiba my Papa? He looks fun". I sighed.
"You know it's scary how well you know me" he smiled and gave me a hug.
"You know you love me" I ruffled his hair and kissed his head.
"Shut it, you know I always will. Now come on lets go to uncle Yugi and Yami's to get you some new cards to help you tomorrow" He lit right up at that.
"Yay did they get any of my favorite cards in?" I rolled my eyes at him.
"Yes they did" now he was really happy.
"Did you tell Mr. Kaiba what kind of deck I used?" I gave him a smirk.
"No I'll let that be a surprise" and I started to giggle.
"Daddy! How many times do I have to tell you fairy monsters are amazing, I beat you a few times with them" I rolled my eyes at him.
"That's only because Aunt Tea gave you her deck with stupid Waboku and I had to give you that annoying W-" Mattie gave me a punch.
"No insulting her, you know you just hate that she has a higher attack then Red-Eyes does. She's my favorite card!" I gave him another hug.
"Fine but only because I love you, now let's go" As we were heading to Yugi's I couldn't stop thinking about Seto as Mattie's Papa.
A-Note: Hey guys well I hope you like it. I would love to hear what you guy's think of Matthew. I'm sorry if I have some of the facts wrong but I tried my best. I'm going to try and keep Seto in character as much as I can but won't make promises. Can anyone guess Matt's Fav card? Would you guys like parts of the duel written? PLz let me know. R&R PLz. Here are everyone's ages:
Mokuba: 16 (Will be in chapter 2)