This story is dedicated to ObsessiveCompulsiveValkyrie; for her Halloween Challenge. You will find this story into my Challenge!Fic: "Halloween's 31 Days of Challenge"

Setting: head-canon (take place after episode 14)

Disclaimer 1: I don't own the cover image! I found it on the Internet so the credit goes to the original artist!

Disclaimer 2: I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh, not even this title! I own only the plot of this story.

Duel Monsters history lessons

Chapter 1 - Evil

Ruka's POV

He looked at me confused. What he didn't understand, I would never guess. But hey, it's my brother Rua that we're talking about; he can be stupid and clever at the same time.

"But I still believe it would be a perfect fit for your deck," he repeated again.

I took a deep breath; this was going to be a long conversation.

All this started with a simple walk in the park. Rua and Tenpei were talking about the Fortune Cup and of course Rua was super excited and couldn't stop talking. I was the one who got an invitation but I didn't want to enter and, if I could avoid it, I would have no problem letting Rua take my place.

It wasn't against the rules, precisely, and he knew that, but instead of keeping it a secret, he could not stop repeating that he would have a chance to duel Yuusei again.

"Rua, how many times do I have to tell you? You are going to pretend to be me and you know it's supposed to be a secret," I told him for the millionth time this week.

"I know, Ruka; I'm not that stupid."

"But you are stupid enough to yell it everywhere, aren't you? Could you please keep it quiet?" I asked him for the hundredth time.

"Okay, okay, I will. But I'm so excited; I will have a chance to duel Yuusei again!" I rolled my eyes.

"I can see how quiet you can be," I chuckled.

Rua opened his mouth, probably to disagree, but Tenpei cut him off.

"Hey, Rua, did you find a new combo to face Yuusei?"

"Well I'm trying, but I think I'm going to need some new cards."

"What are we waiting for then? Let's go now; I want some new cards too." Since Tenpei was able to get my brother's big mouth to stay shut, we went to the nearest store to buy some Duel Monsters cards. We didn't open any of the new boxes until we were back at our house.

It was funny seeing my brother and Tenpei's expressions every time they opened a new box, so we spent some time laughing, joking and sharing our newest finds. I found some interesting cards for my deck. I was really focused on thinking of some news strategies when Rua put a card in front of my face.

"I think this card will fit perfectly with your deck. What do you think, sis?"

I looked at the card he was showing me and blinked my eyes a couple of times, feeling something strange in the air.

"Ruka, what's wrong?" he asked me, his behavior becoming more serious.

I smiled at him. "It's nothing, but I don't think this card will match with my deck."

I had no idea why, but I didn't want to take it; I didn't even want to touch it.

"But why?" Rua forgot my first reaction immediately.

"It's a zombie card, not spirit," I explained softly.

"So what? It's a mythical creature like the rest of your cards. It's a Level Five card, and not really strong, but read the effect. It's so useful." He waved the card in my face until I had no choice but to take it.

It felt cold to my fingers as I held it, trying to read the effect. For an unknown reason, this card was scaring me. I sensed evil within it and for a moment, I thought I heard a scream. I shut my eyes tightly and when I opened them, I remembered when I heard about this card for the first time. Now I know why I got scared. This card was used by evil once.

"I won't take it," I said, leaving the card on the table.

Second story with the twins and I plant to write more as a sequel following another theme for the Halloween Challenge.

Have you any idea which card it is? I will give you some help; it's a card from the Yu-Gi-Oh GX series, season one.

Credits to my betas, EndlessNight025 and Ria D'Arcy!

I hope you liked it! ^_^ Please review and tell me what you think; I will accept all your comments, good and bad...