Chapter 25 - A New Threat
A week later, Rose stood outside the Domino museum, tapping her foot impatiently. I wonder what was so urgent, she thought, isn't Yugi supposed to be at school right now? That's when she noticed the familiar head of spiky hair, but it was Yami approaching her however, not Yugi.
"Hey, what's up?" she said when he reached her.
"I think I've finally figured out how to unlock the past," he said. He was holding Yugi's school bag, so Rose assumed that he had skipped out on his last class.
"Really?" Rose's face lit up, "That's awesome!"
"Yes, I can't explain it, but it's as if the god cards were calling out to me, leading me to the museum, where in lies the secret to our lost memories," he said.
"That's great!" Rose said, becoming quite excited.
"Yugi!" a familiar voice called from behind them. They turned around and noticed the rest of the gang were running over to they had been looking for Yugi everywhere, and were wondering why he had skipped class.
"There's something I need to do," Yami said, "and it could be dangerous. I just didn't want to put any of you in harm's way."
Tea put up her usual argument that as a group, they all backed each other up, and therefore were all in this together.
"She has a point," Rose said. "The more, the merrier."
"Alright," Yami said, "Follow me." They walked inside the museum and found the ancient tablet that depicted the story of the nameless Pharaoh. Joey and Tristan babbled on about how confusing the situation was, but Rose and Yami weren't paying attention.
"Are you sure about this?" Yugi asked.
"Yes," Yami said with confidence. He turned to Rose.
She nodded, "Let's do this." Yami held up the three god cards in front of the tablet, and they lit up with a bright gold light.
"Whoa," Joey said. The millennium puzzle carved into the stone also lit up. "Do you see what I see?"
"What's going on?" Tea asked. Rose's Millennium Heart lit up, and she instantly knew that something was wrong. Before she could voice her concern however, the cards and the stone dimmed, and Yami started struggling with the cards.
"What's wrong?" Rose asked him.
"I don't know," he said, "I feel as if a dark power is draining the power of the god cards!" he continued to struggle with them in his hands. Joey urged him to drop them, but he was unable to, and the gang had no idea what to do. Then they heard someone scream outside. Yami was finally able to let go of the cards and they all ran out of the museum to see what the commotion was.
"You gotta be kidding me!" Joey said. In front of them, several monsters were terrorising the citizens of Domino city. "It's like a horror flick out here!" Tristan said that it must have been someone's duel Disk going nuts, but they figured that there must have been more to it than that, as the monsters were all over the city. They decided to go see Kaiba to figure out what was going on. Unfortunately when they reached Kaiba Corp, there was a hoard of reporters at the front door, demanding answers. They decided it would be better to go back to Yugi's house and wait for the press conference Kaiba promised would be televised later.
The five of them sat in Yugi's living room watching the news, it appeared that these monster sightings were happening all around the world, which confused them all even more. It then cut to the statement from Kaiba Corp.
"We've done extensive testing of our holographic simulation systems, now I can confirm without question that these sightings are unrelated to Kaiba Corp. Our state of the art technology is working perfectly."
"Well if his company isn't projecting these monsters then who is?" Tristan asked.
Rose had barely said a word since they had been there, but she spoke up, "Tristan, I have a feeling they're not projections," she said, still looking at the TV.
"I was just thinking the same thing," Yami said, he turned to the others, "Perhaps the force I felt in the museum led to the emergence of these monsters." It was a far fetched idea, but then again, they had come across a lot of crazy stuff in the last couple of years.
They then heard a disturbance from downstairs.
"What was that?" Rose asked, turning to Yami.
"That sounded like Yugi's grandpa," he said. They quickly ran downstairs to the game shop where they found Yugi's Grandpa lying on the cold tiled floor.
"Grandpa!" Yugi said, running over to him, "Are you alright?"
"What happened Mr Moto?" Joey asked as the rest of the gang crowded around him.
"They're gone," Solomon said sadly.
"Who's gone?" Rose asked him. He explained how Yugi's god cards had been taken from him, and everyone gasped.
"Who did this?" Joey asked. When Solomon didn't answer, Joey ran outside, calling behind him, "I'll find them!"
"Joey wait!" Yugi called out. They followed Joey outside, and stopped dead in their tracks. Obelisk the Tormentor was towering high above the city. It was an unbelievable sight. He was soon joined by the other god monsters as well. The gang didn't know what to think of this. Thaey were distracted from the god monsters however when 3 bright lights blazed up in front of them, blinding their eyes. It sounded like there were 3 motorbikes in front of them.
"Do you blokes want those cards back?" an unfamiliar voice taunted.
"They're mine!" Yugi said, stepping forwards confidently.
They just laughed, "All you gotta do is get past us," another voice said.
"Those cards don't belong to you!" Yugi said.
"If you think you've got what it takes to win them back, then follow us," they turned on their bikes and sped off down the street without another word. Rose was already jumping on her bike to follow them, as it roared to life beneath her.
"Rose! Wait!" Yugi called out.
"I'll get those cards for you!" Rose called back as she sped off after the three men. After pursuing the three men for only a matter of seconds, they somehow managed to lose her.
"What the?" Rose said, looking around. She could hear the sound of their engines in the distance. I've got to get Yugi's cards back, she thought.
Hey guys! I'm back XD
I apologise for the short chapters, when i originally wrote this story it was just one long story, not split into chapters, so its hard to pick the right spots for chapter breaks, and therefore the chapters may be quite un even, sorry :/
anyway, i should let you guys know that i start uni again on monday (this whole time ive been in holidays which is why ive been able to write so much) and this term i'm going to be really busy as i have to be at uni 4 days a week :/ so updates may be a bit slower and i apologise in advance, but unfortunately education means a tiny bit more than writing fan fiction :(
Anyway, hope you liked the chapters! I'm always happy to hear what you think!