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New Eyes for an Old Problem.

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Part 4 of the King Nothing AU I worked out with @jukeboxx-and-wrekkord last year. The Manga Kaibas are brought to their own home, but in a different world. With different rules.

Makoto sat on his own couch — or, at least, it looked like his own couch — and watched with increasing incredulity as Seto knelt in front of Seiji and … tended to him. It seemed like he didn’t trust the hospital they’d just left. He checked Seiji’s eyes, his pulse, his position. Everything.

He did it clinically, but also … gently?

Eventually the man leaned back and sat on his heels. He suddenly looked tired. Very, very tired. Seto looked at Yugi with eyes that were more familiar, and yet, more foreign to Makoto than any other eyes he’d ever seen. Seto said: “What does he have to say about this?”

Yugi frowned. “He says it feels the same as the … the spell he cast on you after your first duel. But more intensive. More … more invasive.”

Seto’s eyes narrowed. “More invasive. Lovely.”

“I’m sorry. That’s all he can say for sure. We only ever did magic … instinctively. He doesn’t feel comfortable saying anything else.”

Seto sighed. He waved dismissively. “Then we’re going to need an expert,” he said slowly. “The problem is, the only experts are … them.” He growled in frustration. “Crawford indulged most … drunkenly. But Ishtar’s likely done more research.”

“I don’t suppose I have to ask which Ishtar you’re talking about.”

“I don’t suppose you do.”

“Crawford?” Makoto asked. “Ishtar? Who … who are you talking about?”

Yugi lifted the puzzle he wore around his neck. “The Millennium Items are powerful artifacts. Ancient works of blood magic. That’s where this … came from. But I’m not the only one who has one. Who’s used one. There are others.” He paused. “There are seven. Items, that is.”

“Pegasus Crawford,” Seto said. “Malik Ishtar. Isis Ishtar. Ryou Bakura.”

Pegasus Crawford?” Makoto repeated. “The … the president of Industrial Illusions? The guy who made Magic & Wizards?” Some excitement bled into his voice in spite of himself.

Seto flinched, violently, but he schooled his expression quickly. There was a question in his eyes, but he didn’t voice it. Instead he said: “Yes. The same.”

“He … he knows magic? Real magic?”

Something sudden, something tragic, met Seto’s eyes. But, oddly enough, he smiled. It was a sad smile, a haunting smile. But that didn’t take away from the beauty of it, and Makoto found himself returning that smile, unconsciously and almost unwillingly.

Who are you? Makoto found himself asking. And why do I love you already?

“He did,” Seto said. “Here’s hoping he still does.”

“… Niisama says hope is for fools.”

Makoto immediately regretted saying this.

But Seto didn’t even react, except to raise an eyebrow. “Well, now. Far be it from me to question your Niisama.” He winked. “I’ll play the fool for now.”

Yugi snickered. “Seto. Be nice.”

Seto stood up without answering. He checked his watch. “Time to wake up my brother.” He sighed, looking at Makoto again. “This should be interesting. I have to leave for now, but I’ll be back as soon as I can.” He shifted his attention to Yugi. “When does your shift start?”

“Three,” Yugi replied.

“If you would, stay here a bit longer and help him get situated? I have to … arrange things.”

“All right. But you owe me.”

“I’ll find some way to live with that.”

Reminder: “Makoto” is Manga Mokuba’s alias; “Seiji” is Manga Seto’s.

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Someday, I’ll once again grasp hold of these feelings
I locked away in my heart.

So here you can have literally YAMI Yugi possessed by The Seal of Orichalcos! Season 4 of Duel Monsters is one of my favourite and I wanted to do this cosplay SO SO MUCH, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
Yeah, It’s not something special, it can be better but still I have to say I like it!
Hope you guys like it too~

P.S. Don’t use this card, my friends, IT MAY COST YOU THE SOUL OF YOUR AIBOU.

ZEXAL OC MONTH: Day 5: Write or draw a duel scene or moment!

Since I can’t be bothered to write a duel properly

 (mostly due to how bad I am at the game and also not being confident on writing duel scenes at all!)

Here is Ginga summoning Nekroz of Trishula!♥ Because summoning something counts as a thing that happens in duels 8D! YAY

signs as shit dub!kaiba said
  • aries: we've come this far and i'm not gonna blow it. actually, yes i am.
  • taurus: stop saving the world and get a hobby.
  • gemini: if i had a dime for every time you used the word destiny, i'd be even richer.
  • cancer: boooring. let's duel.
  • leo: i want him to see what he missed out on so give him a good seat for the next duel. aHAHAHAH! i'm funny.
  • virgo: oh great. if it isn't the dweeb patrol.
  • libra: that's it! i'm not gonna stand here and talk to some mutated hood ornament. i'm just gonna blast you into next week.
  • scorpio: mokuba, what do i always tell you? if at first you don't succeed, blast them with your blue eyes again!!
  • sagittarius: so you have a dweeb army? am i supposed to be scared to attack?
  • capricorn: me? duel you? i would have more of a challenge playing solitaire.
  • aquarius: anyone who's late for registration will be disqualified. mokuba, make sure wheeler's late.
  • pisces: oh great. i'm hallucinating again.

On this day, September 29, the first episode of the English Yu-Gi-Oh! dub aired. This opening takes me back to times I tune in to Kids WB to watch this.