Duel Monsters history lessons
Chapter 3 - Wild Card
"It's all right, Rua; I'm not afraid of her. After all, she's not in this world anymore. It's the same as being dead."
"Really? What a relief," Rua breathed out before rushing on, "I mean, it's good that you are not afraid."
Same old Rua. That's my sweet and caring brother. It's hard to believe that he can be really brave, only when he wanted, and when I'm in danger, of course. He freaks out really easily.
"What do you mean 'it's the same as being dead'?" Tenpei looked skeptical. "She isn't dead?"
"Well… she's almost dead," I hinted.
"Almost!? So what exactly is that supposed to mean, Ruka?"
"Yeah," Rua said, still scared, "does this mean she can come alive again and look for the one who holds this card?"
"She is a vampire, Rua. She can't die— she is immortal."
"What can we do then?" My brother looked ready to run and hide again, at least until he got hungry. He eats a lot for his age, and I wasn't sure how he managed it.
"Relax, Rua. She can't escape from her prison."
"How do you know?"
"Jeez, you still don't remember the story?"
"Um, I don't," Tenpei raised his hand.
"Ok, I will tell you. She lost the duel against Juudai in a Shadow Game."
"Oh yeah, I remember now," Tenpei smacked his hand against his forehead. "She lost her soul and got trapped in an alternate dimension: the Shadow Realm."
"She is still there, right?" Rua couldn't hide the agony in his voice.
"Yes, she is and don't worry; she will remain there," I smiled at him.
"Is this Shadow Realm like that Spirit World of yours, Ruka?"
I stayed silent for a while, thinking of Tenpei's question. "Maybe," I ended up saying, it was similar, I guess. "But who knows for sure? I have never been in Shadow Realm before. And I don't think I want to visit anytime soon."
"Ruka, I think you're right about the card," Rua whispered.
Both Tenpei and I looked at him in surprise. He looked serious and mysterious at the same time.
"Are you ok, Rua? You look a little kinda pale."
"Not still afraid of that female vampire, are you?"
"What? Oh no, I'm ok… it's just…"
"What is it then? What is bothering you?"
"Nothing!" he said in a hurry but it was clear that he was worrying about something. "But you said she was trapped there, right?"
"Then maybe it would be better if we never play this card, since you said it was hers."
"So? What will happen if you play this card?" Tenpei took the card and checked it out. "It's seems like an ordinary card to me."
"I didn't mean that, of course it's a card like all the others, but since she used to play this card then maybe by playing it in a duel… you know… we'd… call for her."
I looked at my brother really confused. "Call for her? I still don't understand."
"Yeah, call her back and release her from this Shadow Realm place."
"How could we do that with a simple card?" I was still confused.
"It's not a simple card; it's the Vampire Lord card," Rua raised his voice a little.
I wanted to laugh but I tried hard to hold it in. I didn't want to embarrass my brother. I totally understood him now but it was still funny. And knowing my brother, it would be pointless if I told him again that she is not a threat at all. So I thought of a better idea.
"Hey, Rua? You think Yuusei can beat her in a duel?"
"Of course he can! After all, Juudai beat her and Yuusei is a better Duelist than Juudai-"
"Hey, hey," Tenpei cut him off. "You don't know that for sure."
"Actually, I do and you know I'm so excited; I'll have a chance to duel Yuusei again," he cheered with a huge smile on his face.
I smiled, looking at him. Yeah, that's my brother. Same old Rua.
The third part of this story! What do you think guys: loved it? Hated it? To be honest, I really liked it. Ruka-Rua stories have so much fun and I think I get Rua's character pretty well.
And the wild card revealed: Vampire Lord
Note to all of you that haven't seen the GX series: I'm sorry if I confused you by putting it into my story, but everything that you need to know is already written in my story. So I think it's ok and you will understand the plot.
Credits to my betas, EndlessNight025 and Ria D'Arcy!
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