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YGO: AD - ETSR - S is for SuccumbYu-Gi-Oh! Arcane Darkness: Enter the Shadow Realm - S is for Succumb
A couple hours later Noah was sitting by the lake, staring upward at the two suns; a bit of negative nostalgia still lingered, as nearby where he was sitting was where he'd been stabbed—and it had left a stain of blood upon the grass.
After a bit, he put a hand to his head, groaning quietly to himself in pain. Ever since the Duel, he started having this pain in his head—as if it was a constant small headache.
…geez……I've never had a headache like this before…
He looked up to the suns again.
Is it because there's less light than usual…?
The blond turned and smiled to Atem, who sat down next to him.
"Are you alright…?"
"Yeah, I'm fine……I-It's just a headache…"
The pharaoh then looked up to the suns too; they looked up to the suns before Noah finally sighed.
"……I have this gut
YGO: AD - ETSR - R is for ReparteeYu-Gi-Oh! Arcane Darkness: Enter the Shadow Realm - R is for Repartee
Noah smirked to Atem as they spaced out. "You know if you lose, you'll just have to live with Ikata's mockery, right?"
The latter glared, but smirked at the same time. "That is not going to happen…"
"We'll see, won't we?"
From down below, Jessie covered her eyes from the sun, even though she couldn't see above the clouds.
"…Are they Dueling—?"
Joey squinted up. "I think so…"
Yugi smiled to each. "Then why don't we watch?"
He took gentle hold of Joey and Jessie and took off, each hanging on for dear life once he had lifted off.
Soon enough, they were above the clouds.
(Atem: LP: 8000)
(Noah: LP: 8000)
Noah drew a card. "I'll go first!"
(Hand: Cloaked Stranger(Warrior/Effect): LV 5 - ATK 2000 DEF 2100, Dandelion Elf(Fairy): LV 4 - ATK 1500 DEF 1500, Mystic Bow and Arrow: Equip Spell Card, Elven Star Keeper(Fairy/Effect): LV 5 - ATK 2000 DEF 2100,
YGO: AD - ETSR - Q is for QuipYu-Gi-Oh! Arcane Darkness: Enter the Shadow Realm - Q is for Quip
Jessie paced back and forth in front of the gate. "Where is he? He should've been back by now……Right—?"
Joey and Yugi were sitting nearby, watching the gate as well, and then the former smirked slightly. "He'll be fine Jess. Besides, I know he's gonna wanna hear how we kicked shadow-butt. There weren't even that many…"
She looked back towards the gate.
…come on…relax……Atem's gonna show up anytime! He's gonna show up, be completely fine, and tell us Noah's in safe hands…
Right then, she saw something coming in the distance; her heart pounded a little faster as she gave a small smile.
"Omigosh—I-I think it's him!"
Yugi and Joey got up; Jessie squinted to see if she could tell who—or what—it was. However when it came into view, the three all let out a gasp at the same
YGO: AD - ETSR - P is for PuppetYu-Gi-Oh! Arcane Darkness: Enter the Shadow Realm - P is for Puppet
Much later in the day, close to night, Atem came out from the Healing Area, determination and confidence surrounding him as an aura.
Yugi smiled when he saw him coming; he didn't know what it was exactly, but he felt the radiating confidence bolster his spirits a bit.
"Good you're here……We need to think of a new plan."
Yugi laid the map on the table once all had come around. "We're just going to have to invade Rensan on our own; we don't have any other options. It appears that Rensan is built on a defense mechanism; there's this first layer here," he pointed to the map. "Where there are a lot of Aku-Anei gathered up that protect the city as a sort of protective field."
He turned to Honda. "That's where we'll need you."
The commander half-smirked and nodded, accepting the task.
Yugi turned back to the map. "After that, two of us will get in through an opening and get th
YGO: AD - ETSR - O is for ObligedYu-Gi-Oh! Arcane Darkness: Enter the Shadow Realm - O is for Obliged
Early in the morning, while the sun was still just barely rising, everyone was still sleeping. All was still and quieted, a small bit of peace before the storm.
Joey, Yugi and Jessie had fallen asleep outside……but Atem sat on a chair, facing Noah in the hospital bedroom, who still looked as if he was in a peaceful sleep.
The former could feel a bit of the new wolf-blood stirring with the lowering moons, and it caused him to be a bit on-edge and his reflexes heightened—however it left him unable to sleep that whole night as well.
After many hours had passed, Atem simply sighed deeply as he looked downward.
Then he looked to Noah. "……you are……a very interesting person, Noah Mutou…"
He knew that Noah couldn't respond, but he knew he could hear him, so he continued to speak, his eyes narrowing.
"…I can't say I completely understand you
YGO: AD - ETSR - N is for NoahYu-Gi-Oh! Arcane Darkness: Enter the Shadow Realm - N is for Noah
Atem carefully lifted Noah up in his arms [as if carrying glass] while at the same time trying not to let his legs shake that they give out on himespecially not while he was carrying Noah.
At the exact moment however, Joey and Yugi jumped through the portal, right before it disappeared.
Joey had one pack slung over his shoulder, and then was carrying two bags; he held up the two, a slight smirk on his face.
"Yo you guys, ya left your bab "
But he trailed off to a stop with wide eyes, the smirk quickly dissipating, when he saw Noah in Atem's arms, and the arm holding up the two bags fell to his side.
" bags oh-no "
Yugi didn't speak; instead he ran up to Atem [the latter loosening his grip just enough] and the former put a hand to Noah's chestwhere a heart should've beenbut felt nothing beating still.
For a moment, he was speechless, p
YGO: AD Bonus Series: An Other: Pt 15After what felt like hours of heavy sleep, Atem finally attempted to open his eyes. He a heavy feeling in his limbs, but he found himself lying on something soft. His arms were still wrapped around his middle, as if in protection, but he felt a bit too numbed to move them right away.
…He couldn’t even remember WHY he’d been unconscious, or had his arms wrapped around his middle in the first place.
As he opened his eyes about halfway to see he was on the couch in the Game Shop, a thick blanket over his lower half as his head rested on the arm of the sofa. The first thing that came into his vision as he looked up at the ceiling was two blurred blue dots underneath a large blond one.
He gave a weak smile, closing his eyes lightly to try and let them focus back behind his lids. “…I hope you haven’t been standing there the whole time…”
It sounded like the other moved to be to his side. “Nah; I alternated between s
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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