Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh! Rating: Not Rated Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Kaiba Seto/Yami Yuugi, others I will tag when they show up in the story! Characters: Yami Yuugi | Atem, Kaiba Seto, Ishizu Ishtar, Kujaku Mai | Mai Valentine, others I will tag when they show up in the story! - Character Additional Tags: Prideshipping, Alternate Universe - Non-Magical
Yami keeps one step ahead of the police and two steps ahead of his tumultuous past, leaving a string of burning buildings in his wake. Seto Kaiba is the detective who needs to prove himself by catching him. But this case goes deeper than either of them realise and, as each becomes obsessed with the other, will the spark between them catch alight or burn them both out?
A crash and a billow of smoke and sparks, as the roof finally falls in and the flames completely engulf the building. Yami grins, satisfied in victory. This is a good vantage point; sitting on the edge of a gazebo, the centrepoint of a small park surrounded by blocky buildings, each standing stiffly separate from its neighbours - one of them now nothing more than a bonfire for Yami to admire. His grin quickly fades as he looks back down to the note in his hand, a hurried cluster of hieroglyphs.
Court date moved up; next month. Probably bribe. He thinks he’ll win. Probably bribe! We stand with you. Can you prove who you are? Will you? If not, everything is his. Miss you!
Next month. They should have almost a year, but now it’s suddenly a matter of weeks. He crumples the paper up and tosses it cleanly over the park fence and into the fire.
He can hear the sirens approaching, too late to save the building. Yami congratulates himself on his timing as he climbs down, makes sure his hood covers his hair, and slips away, the first fire engine pulling up just as he vaults the gate to the park.
Within minutes, the remains of the building are surrounded by firefighters and a looser circle of police officers.
It was nearly a month ago that I finally got to see Detroit duo Gosh Pith live. They made their San Francisco debut at Popscene and played a powerfully searing set. If you get the chance to see Josh and Josh perform live, I highly recommend you make it out. Their brand of “cosmic trap” translates spectacularly live, with one Josh tearing it up on guitar and the other Josh on the synths. Gosh Pith returns this week with a brand new jam. On In My Car, they hypnotize us with a hazy fusion of slow burning R&B and nebulous hip hop. I feel as if I’m in that very car. It’s 3AM and the roads are deserted. We slow cruise and pensive chill as wispy tendrils of misty fog curl about us. In My car is available now from iTunes. Gosh Pith does have a string of tour dates coming up this fall. For locations and dates, go here.