Paisleylace
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Joined 04-05-15, id: 6672039, Profile Updated: 11-05-17
Author has written 15 stories for Yu-Gi-Oh.

Protip: I am really bad at responding to reviews. Really, really bad. It's not you, it's me. Rest assured that even though you likely won't get a response unless you have a question or I have a question, your reviews make my day anyway and all critique is deeply appreciated. I have an AO3 account with the same username, but don't use other fanfiction sites.

Anyway. Hi, I'm Paisleylace, I recently rekindled my love for Yugioh thanks to catching the abridged series in a related videos column and reread the entire manga in just under a week, then both the sub and dub anime in a week. I'm in card game anime hell. My favorite character, if you couldn't tell, is Ryou Bakura.

One day, I'll catch up on GX/Zexal/5Ds/Arc-V. But that day is not today.

Please note that I consider Darkside of Dimensions as canon as Pyramid of Light, which is to say not very canon at all. I'm also not really a fan of it in general. So, anything brought up in that movie does not apply here. (Unless it does. Don't worry, I'll leave a note.)

I AM ON HIATUS 5/11/2017 *although you probably noticed that already

My passion for Yugioh has dropped off the face off the earth and has been gone for several months. Nothing to do with drama or things like that, I'm just kinda burnt out and finding myself struggling to write. My readers deserve better than me half-assing a chapter that hasn't got any love in it.

I'm sorry for not saying this sooner. I'll probably come back one day, but not anytime soon.

Thank you for your readership.

Fics - Series

Complicity: I am Tendershipping trash deep down, here's my AU where they have a chance to get to know each other. It's a full AU, so some crucial things might differ from the main series but these will be explained/foreshadowed rather heavily. I have Plans for this fic; I wish I'd had those same Plans when I first thought 'what if Ryou found out?' and spat out that first chapter.

Heart of Magic: A post-series attempt at spooky scary things and forcing myself to write a POV exclusive to not only one character, but a character whose POV I almost never see with this secret OTP of mine. It's gonna be a little vignette-ish for a while before I feel ready to start adapting the DOMA arc, since I won't be following it exactly. I like vignettes though so it's fine. Hopefully you do too.

Light and Dark: This is where all the angst concentrates. It was going to be purely a romance based fic, but then I started thinking 'well, HOW do Atem and Bakura come back? Why? Why does Yami Malik get to come back too?' and now it has a plot. It's not quite here yet, but it will be. Please ignore the first chapter, it's only around for purely historical purposes.

The Procrastination AU: A loosely connected bunch of oneshots regarding post-canon Bakura, Malik and Ryou trying to deal with each other, which may one day become conspireshipping. Also there's a pug called Zorc.

Time Wizard Eat Your Heart Out: Jounouchi travels back to the beginning of the series in a desperate attempt to avert the apocalypse, dragging a few people back with him.

Howl: Wishshipping fantasy story, which is sort of a spiritual successor of the now discontinued series 'The Creature From The Deep'. Now with 65% less word bloat!

Fics - Oneshots

Superstitious: Prequel to Heart of Magic so if you wanna read that you should probably read this first. It was my first attempt at HoM's narrative style and I liked it so I stuck with it.

Amane: Written on impulse after getting mad that most of the Amanes I encountered were basically just Shizuka with white hair.

Spring Cleaning: A sorta happy sorta not oneshot about life after Zorc in the realm of monsters. Despite the author's note, I'm now 98% sure this will not factor into HoM.

Carnation: Flower nerd meets tattoo nerd.

Denial's Just A Bad Pun: Ryou 'Salt Lord' Bakura

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Haunted by VanillaKokain reviews
Malik and family are part of a long line of mediums, gifted with the power to communicate with spirits. They're the last chance some ghosts have of ever seeing their afterlife. While Malik has his hands full teaching his ghost, Bakura, to love, Amir (Yami Malik) is occupied trying to save his own ghost's brother from himself...as well as a malevolent spirit. Updated every Saturday!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 26 - Words: 84,954 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/13 - Published: 8/6/2016 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Marik, Thief Bakura
Our Own World by Snowflake Ryo reviews
Seto Kaiba is trying to juggle reestablishing his broken relationship with his brother, repairing Kaiba Corp after six months in a coma and I2's attempted take over, and trying to figure out how to defeat Yugi Muto once and for all. He doesn't have time to 'make friends' with Ryo Bakura.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,497 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/9/2017 - Mokuba K., R. Bakura, Yami Bakura, S. Kaiba
Mumbleshipping by RosalindHawkins reviews
Mumbleshipping: Seto Kaiba x Ryou Bakura x Duke Devlin/Ryuuji Otogi. Includes Euroshipping/Minorshipping/Mastershipping. Love conquers all. It conquers Seto's habit of keeping his problems to himself, Duke's habit of courting danger, and Ryou's habit of hiding his pain. Can it even conquer the sins of their fathers? Occasional smut, mild language, self-harm, angst, mild bondage.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 74,017 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/21/2017 - Published: 3/27/2016 - Mokuba K., R. Bakura, R. Otogi/Duke D., S. Kaiba - Complete
Pygmalion is a Grandmaster by patxaran reviews
If self-appointed chess club president Seto Kaiba is denied his right to create the perfect chess team at Domino High, then he will settle with creating the perfect player to spite them all. Trying to be helpful, Ryou Bakura agrees to be that player. Feelings emerge as Ryou and Seto spend increasing amounts of time together studying chess and preparing for tournaments. Seto/Ryou
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 162,932 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/23/2016 - Published: 3/31/2016 - K. Jounouchi/Joey W., R. Bakura, R. Otogi/Duke D., S. Kaiba - Complete
An Apocalypse Means Nothing Because You Are The World In Which I Live by sitabethel reviews
When an old tomb-keeper steals the Millennium Tome in order to raise the dead, the gods are forced to send Atem back to the world of the living to end the crisis; however, Bakura doesn't trust him to save Marik, so the thief finds his own way back. Meanwhile, the goddess Isis makes a deal with a certain dark entity, offering him a soul in exchange for his services. [Ships inside]
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 143,237 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/13/2016 - Published: 5/3/2015 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Marik, Thief Bakura - Complete
Glass by Bellamy Taft reviews
Seto wakes up trapped in a room with a glass wall, and is told by his so-called host, Pegasus, that he is there to provide Pegasus with company. With no way out but cooperation, Seto struggles to find an escape while playing Pegasus's latest game.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 63 - Words: 232,358 - Reviews: 642 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 9/3/2016 - Published: 1/9/2016 - Pegasus C./M. Pegasus, S. Kaiba - Complete
Power and Control by VanillaKokain reviews
Many would call Seto Kaiba a control freak, and to some extent that was true. There was only one place he enjoyed giving up control...the bedroom. Cue Malik, the hot headed Dom of Seto's wet dreams. The two had been Skyping for several months and finally decide to meet face to face. Can they make their relationship work in real life? Powershipping, sub!Kaiba, BDSM.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,719 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/9/2016 - Published: 10/27/2015 - Marik I.
Whispers in the Dark by Scrawlers reviews
When Yuugi finds Jounouchi with Hirutani and his old gang and pleads with him to come back, Jounouchi forcibly pushes him away in order to keep him safe. This one decision leads to a downward spiral, but then, Jounouchi will do anything to protect those he loves, no matter what happens to him in the process. [Canon Divergence from Ch. 11 in the manga] [Rating for later chapters]
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 111,236 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/13/2016 - Published: 10/3/2015 - K. Jounouchi/Joey W., Yūgi M., Hirutani/Diesel K.
Only For the Worthy by Scrawlers reviews
While on a weekend vacation in Shibuya, Jounouchi and Yuugi decide to have dinner at one of the most popular arcade-themed restaurants. Unfortunately, their waiter for the evening ends up being one of Yuugi's bullies from college, and so the night doesn't quite go as planned. [Post-canon] [Established relationship wishshipping]
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,248 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2016 - [K. Jounouchi/Joey W., Yūgi M.] - Complete
White TV Room by iAnneart reviews
The characters of Yu-Gi-Oh! are stuck in watching their own show. Abridged style. Warning: unusual amounts of plot involved.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 86,573 - Reviews: 578 - Favs: 314 - Follows: 341 - Updated: 3/8/2016 - Published: 4/14/2015
Second Chances by I'mGettingTooOldForThisShip reviews
Yugioh Abridged feefshipping fic. Bakura wakes up from a dream about Kul Elna, remembering all that he has lost. However, it's what he has now that makes the pain easier to bear. Fluffy feefshipping oneshot. Rated for mild language and suggestive themes. YGOTAS.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,780 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/19/2016 - Marik I., Yami Bakura - Complete
Well-Deserved Break by Kaibbage reviews
Ryou is pretty much the only person who can get Seto's mind off of his work and make him relax. He usually doesn't give him a choice. Euroshipping. X-posted from AO3.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,560 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/4/2016 - R. Bakura, S. Kaiba - Complete
Road Rage by Kaibbage reviews
Not-boyfriends Yami and Bakura go on a road trip. Darkshipping. X-posted from AO3.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,926 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/4/2016 - Yami Bakura, Yami Yūgi - Complete
Scylla and Charybdis by sitabethel reviews
Euroshipping/ Neither Bakura nor Kaiba have time for relationships because of their careers, so Ryou suggests something a little more business-casual than a relationship. However, after a few nights with Seto, he decides to re-negotiate terms. (Happy Birthday Revengineer . . . and I guess happy birthday Seto Kaiba as well).
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,386 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/25/2015 - R. Bakura, S. Kaiba - Complete
Life Insurance by lalalei reviews
A good Game Master always has a backup plan in case things go off the rails. Yami Bakura is no different. Anime!Memory World AU.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 869 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/2/2015 - Yami Bakura, R. Bakura, Thief Bakura - Complete
Encroach by Jem Kallop reviews
Marik and Bakura finally have some peace, living a comfortable life together in a shared apartment. But they would be wise to remember that they are not alone in their bodies, as the spirits locked away in the soul rooms are getting restless. Marik and Bakura will not be at peace for long. Thiefshipping and deathshipping, rated for violence and language.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,420 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 8/17/2015 - Published: 7/31/2013 - Marik I., Yami Bakura, R. Bakura, Yami Marik
Roll for Magic Hands by Stealth Noodle reviews
In which the Monster World game degenerates. "That's too far in-character! Way too far in-character!"
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,308 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/7/2015 - [Yami Yūgi, Yami Bakura] Anzu M./Tea G., Yūgi M. - Complete
A Fairy Story by sitabethel reviews
Unedited WIP. Only read if you just seriously love Deathshipping. There's also some Citronshipping. Fantasy pirate AU. Rated M.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 84,327 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/3/2015 - Published: 5/11/2015 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Marik, Thief Bakura - Complete
Loaded Bones by Stealth Noodle reviews
After Battle City, Bakura reclaims the Millennium Ring and finds himself unexpectedly in control of the evil spirit inside it. What follows is a long, strange week of Monster World, mind games, memory gaps, and terrible mistakes.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 50,799 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 5/31/2015 - Published: 5/12/2015 - R. Bakura, Yami Bakura - Complete
Creepy Hide & Seek by sitabethel reviews
Five years after the Ceremonial Duel, Ryo finds a summoning game that allows him to bring the Spirit of the Ring back for an hour each night. However, when Marik discovers Ryo's secret, will he be able to follow the rules to the game? Thiefshipping and Deathshipping.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 57,656 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/5/2014 - Published: 9/4/2014 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Bakura, Yami Marik - Complete
Our Love Is Violence by Little Kuriboh reviews
Marik and Bakura go tomb raiding, and in the process their relationship - such as it is - is tested.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,560 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 81 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Yami Bakura, Marik I.
Long Gone by Little Kuriboh reviews
MATURE FIC. A stranger visits the Valley of the Kings, and discovers they've made some interesting changes.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,461 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 30 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Yami Bakura, Marik I. - Complete
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Defrost reviews
What do you do when you bring someone back from the dead, but they don't believe you? Procrastination AU, pre-thiefshipping, background/implied puzzle.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,764 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/7/2017 - Published: 2/20/2017 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Bakura, Yūgi M.
Complicity reviews
AU, before Battle City. Shadi decides to take matters into his own hands and eliminate the spirit of the Ring before he causes any more trouble. Meanwhile, Ryou sees something he really shouldn't have. Tender/Stockholmshipping. Other pairings undecided.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 53,929 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 2/28/2017 - Published: 4/6/2015 - R. Bakura, Yami Bakura
Two Weeks Notice reviews
As much as Malik loves them, Bakura and Ryou can be incredibly annoying sometimes. Atem and his problems really don't help. Tornshipping, Procrastination AU.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,113 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/2/2017 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Bakura
Heart of Magic reviews
Sequel to 'Superstitious'. Euroshipping. Seto Kaiba, now free from an unwelcome ghost from the past, has only just begun to scratch the surface of the supernatural oddities that fill Domino. The oddest of all however, has to be Ryou Bakura. (Will adapt the DOMA and KC Grand Prix arcs eventually.)
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 37,050 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/25/2017 - Published: 5/26/2015 - R. Bakura, S. Kaiba
Time Wizard Eat Your Heart Out reviews
Reset the timeline as often as you like, but please make sure you don't take anyone with you by mistake. It's not very polite. Time Travel AU, not really a oneshot anymore.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,386 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/1/2017 - Published: 12/9/2015 - K. Jounouchi/Joey W., Yami Bakura, R. Bakura
Light and Dark reviews
Yuumeishipping, no longer a oneshot. Six people in a tiny apartment is challenging enough without all these lines of hate and love being drawn between them, especially the lines that didn't need to be drawn in the first place.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,459 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11/10/2016 - Published: 7/7/2015 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Bakura, Yūgi M.
Sugar-Free reviews
When Malik is in hospital, Ryou and Bakura are stuck with each other. Procrastination AU, post-canon Thiefshipping (but could also be read as Tornshipping).
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,357 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/7/2016 - Marik I., R. Bakura, Yami Bakura - Complete
Howl reviews
There's a wolf in the woods. There's a human in the woods. Wishshipping AU, potentially more than a oneshot...?
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,324 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/22/2016 - Published: 5/1/2016 - K. Jounouchi/Joey W., Yūgi M.
Spires reviews
Bad memories lead to bad impulses, and Malik's stuck dealing with the aftermath. Post-canon Thiefshipping oneshot, pre-established relationship.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,477 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/4/2016 - Marik I., Yami Bakura
Reptile Girl reviews
She had no fangs, or scales, but she knew she was a lizard. One shot, slight AU and slight Mizushipping. Kinda weird...?
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,717 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2016 - Kisara, Set
Denial's Just A Bad Pun reviews
Bakura and Malik seem to have forgotten how their story will inevitably end. Good thing Ryou's there to remind them, right? Thiefshipping. Oneshot.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,668 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/12/2015 - Yami Bakura, R. Bakura, Marik I.
Carnation reviews
Deathshipping AU, oneshot. An especially boring day at the flower shop is improved by just one curious customer.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,651 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/4/2015 - Yami Marik, R. Bakura
Spring Cleaning reviews
It's not an easy task, but the humans already pulled their weight when they defeated Zorc. They earned the right to sit out on cleaning up afterwards, though Dark Magician Girl's starting to feel the strain...
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,493 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/15/2015 - Dark Magician Girl/Black Magician Girl, Dark Necrofear, Diabound
Amane reviews
Ryou dies, while his little sister Amane lives. When destiny makes a mistake, it's either go big or go home. Oneshot.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,566 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/19/2015 - Amane B., Yami Bakura, Hirutani/Diesel K.
Superstitious reviews
Mokuba is running out of time and Kaiba is running out of options. Oneshot.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,801 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/11/2015 - S. Kaiba, R. Bakura, Mokuba K., Yūgi M.