Author's note: I didn't want to leave this fic for good before having Jaden duel Seto one-on-one for the Blue Eyes so, here it is.
Chapter 19: Kaiba vs. Kaiba
The Tag-team Tournament might be over but the excitement had yet to die down at Duel Academy since Seto Kaiba had just announced his son Jaden would duel him and the Blue-Eyes White Dragons will go to Jaden if he wins. Seto Kaiba made the first draw. "I set a face down monster on my side of the field." He announced. "I also place a card on my spell/trap zone and end my turn."
Jaden drew a card and was sure Seto had his Crush Card Virus (Trap - Tribute 1 DARK monster with 1000 or less ATK; check your opponent's hand, all monsters they control, and all cards they draw until the end of your opponent's 3rd turn after this card's activation, and destroy all monsters with 1500 or more ATK). "I play Mystical Space Typhoon (Quick-Play Spell - Target 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field; destroy that target) to destroy the card at Dad's spell/trap zone." He said. Seto's card turned out to be Flat Level 4 (Trap - Activate only if a monster is destroyed by battle. Both players can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from their Deck). Jaden didn't let it show he expected a different card. "I now summon Baby Dragon (WIND, Level 3, 1200 ATK, 700 DEF, Dragon - Much more than just a child, this dragon is gifted with untapped power) in Attack Position. Baby Dragon, attack Dad's face down monster!" Said monster was a Giant Germ (DARK, Level 2, 1000 ATK, 100 DEF, Fiend/Effect - When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Inflict 500 damage to your opponent, then you can Special Summon any number of "Giant Germs" from your Deck in face-up Attack Position). Seto summoned two other Giant Germs.
Seto 4000 LP – Jaden 3500 LP
"I place a card at my spell/trap zone and end my turn." Jaden desperately said and Seto then drew a card. "I tribute both Giant Germs to summon a Blue-Eyes White Dragon (LIGHT, Level 8, 3000 ATK, 2500 DEF, Dragon - This legendary dragon is a powerful engine of destruction. Virtually invincible, very few have faced this awesome creature and lived to tell the tale) in Attack Position. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, attack this puny baby."
"I reveal Negate Attack (Counter Trap - Activate only when a target opponent's monster declares an attack. Negate the attack and end the Battle Phase)!" Jaden announced as he stopped the dragon's attack.
Seto Kaiba seemed to have smiled at this but it could be just some optical illusion. "I end my turn." Jaden then drew a card. "I play Ancient Rules (Spell - Special Summon 1 Level 5 or higher Normal Monster from your hand) to Special Summon Tri-Horned Dragon (DARK, Level 8, 2850 ATK, 2350 DEF, Dragon - An unworthy dragon with three sharp horns sprouting from its head) in Attack Position."
"Pretty impressive, Jaden, but it can't defeat a Blue-Eyes White Dragon." Seto smirked.
"Not yet." Jaden replied. "I now equip Tri-Horned Dragon with Dragon Treasure (Equip Spell - A Dragon-Type monster equipped with this card increases its ATK and DEF by 300 points). Tri-Horned Dragon, attack Dad's Blue-Eyes White Dragon!" Jaden ordered. Seto's dragon was destroyed and he lost 150 Life Points.
Seto 3850 LP – Jaden 3500 LP
"Now, Baby Dragon, attack Dad's Life Points directly!"
Jaden 3500 LP – Seto 2650 LP
"I end my turn." Jaden announced and Seto drew a card. "I play Enemy Controller (Quick-Play Spell - Activate 1 of these effects: Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; change that target's battle position; or Tribute 1 monster, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; take control of that target until the End Phase) to force Tri-Horned Dragon into Defense Position. I now play Monster Reborn (Spell - Target 1 monster in either player's Graveyard; Special Summon it) to Special Summon my Blue-Eyes White Dragon back from my Graveyard. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, attack Tri-Horned Dragon." Tri-Horned Dragon was destroyed but, since it was in Defense Position, Jaden didn't lose any Life Points. "I end my turn."
Jaden then drew a card. "I play Pot of Greed (Spell – Draw 2 cards). Now I play Monster Reborn to bring back Tri-Horned Dragon. I now play Adamantine Sword Revival (Quick-Play Spell - Activate only when a Dragon-Type monster is Special Summoned from the Graveyard. Tribute it to Special Summon 1 "Diamond Head Dragon" from your Deck in face-up Attack Position, under the control of the controller of the Special Summoned Dragon-Type monster. It cannot attack this turn) to tribute Tri-Horned Dragon and summon Diamond Head Dragon (LIGHT, Level 8, ? ATK, 2800 DEF, Dragon/Effect - This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned with "Adamantine Sword Revival". The original ATK of this card is equal to the ATK of the monster Tributed by the effect of "Adamantine Sword Revival" + 1000) in Attack Position. I now change Baby Dragon to Defense Position, play The Dark Door (Continuous Spell - Only 1 monster can attack during each Battle Phase) and end my turn."
Seto then drew a card. "I change my Blue-Eyes White Dragon into Defense Position and summon Spear Dragon (WIND, Level 4, 1900 ATK, 0 DEF, Dragon/Effect - During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent. If this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Damage Step) in Attack Position. Spear Dragon, attack Baby Dragon." Baby Dragon was destroyed and Spear Dragon's piercing effect caused Jaden to lose 1200 Life Points.
Seto 2650 LP – Jaden 2300 LP
"I end my turn." Seto said and then Jaden drew a card. "Two can play this game, Dad." He said with a malicious smile. "I summon a Spear Dragon and send The Dark Door to the Graveyard. Spear Dragon, attack Dad's Spear Dragon!"
Jaden 2300 LP – Seto 750 LP
"Diamond Head Dragon, attack Dad's Blue-Eyes White Dragon!" Jaden ordered. Seto's Blue-Eyes was destroyed but, since it was in Defense Position, he didn't lose any Life Points. "I end my turn."
Seto drew a card. "I play Pot of Greed!" He said and then drew two other cards. "I now summon Exploder Dragon (EARTH, Level 3, 1000 ATK, 0 DEF, Dragon/Effect - When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, destroy the monster that destroyed it. While this card is attacking, any Battle Damage either player takes from a battle involving this card becomes 0) in Attack Position. I also set a card at my Spell/Trap zone. Exploder Dragon, attack Diamond Head Dragon." Seto ordered. Being the monster with the smaller ATK, Exploder Dragon was destroyed but his effect made sure Seto wouldn't lose Life Points and Diamond Head Dragon would be destroyed as well. Jaden was disappointed his Diamond Head Dragon was destroyed without even making his Dad lose any Life Points. "I end my turn."
Jaden then drew a card. "I summon Victoria ((LIGHT, Level 4, 1800 ATK, 1500 DEF, Fairy/Effect - Once per turn, you can select 1 Dragon-Type monster from your opponent's Graveyard, and Special Summon it to your side of the field. Your opponent cannot select another face-up Fairy-Type monster as an attack target) in Attack Position and use its effect to special summon Blue-Eyes White Dragon from Dad's graveyard. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, attack…"
"Stop." Seto interrupted. "I reveal Gravity Bind (Continuous Trap - Level 4 or higher monsters cannot attack). Since no monster at your side of the field has any Level lower than four, my Life Points are safe this turn." 'That'll teach him not to steal my Blue-Eyes' He thought. 'Had Jaden used Victoria's power to summon my Exploder Dragon, he'd have defeated me.'
"I end my turn." Jaden sadly said. Seto then drew a card. It was The Dragon Dwelling in the Cave (WIND, Level 4, 1300 ATK, 2000 DEF, Dragon - A huge dragon dwelling in a cave. It is horrible when it gets angry, although it is usually quiet. It is said to preserve certain treasures). "I set a face down monster and end my turn."
Jaden then drew a card. "I play Shield Crush (Spell - Target 1 Defense Position monster on the field; destroy that target) to destroy Dad's face down card, making him open to direct attacks."
"So what?" Seto scoffed. "I still have my Gravity Bind."
"I now use Victoria's effect to summon Exploder Dragon from Dad's Graveyard." Jaden replied. "Because Exploder Dragon is a Level 3 monster, Gravity Bind doesn't prevent him from declaring an attack. Exploder Dragon, attack Dad's Life Points directly."
Jaden 2300 LP – Seto 0 LP
"Duel is over." Dr. Crowler announced. "Winner: Jaden Kaiba." Seto then approached his son and handed him some cards. "My Blue-Eyes White Dragons have served me well, son. Treat them with respect." He said as he handed Jaden the cards.
"You can count on me, Dad." Jaden replied. Meanwhile, Dr. Crowler was thinking about how to use Jaden's newfound fame to his advantage.