Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 88The next day, Kou and Yu step outside, half an hour before the tournament starts.
Kou stretches before taking out his deck and slapping it into his duel disk. "...well, it's almost time..."
Yu was pacing a bit nervously. "I'm not sure if I should be stoked or spooked. This is the big go, and I don't know how far I'll make it..."
Kou gave Yu a warm smile. "C'mon Yu-kun, all that matters is that we have fun right?"
Yu was still uneasy. "Yeah, right...maybe for you. I don't think everyone's in it for the heck of it."
Kou looked confused. "What...you think there's something else besides just having fun in this tournament?" Kou asked. "I mean, what've you honestly got to lose?"
Yu shook his head. "I...I want to impress Lena, but she's...well...she's not exactly easy to impress."
Kou scratched his head. "Well...I seemed to imp
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 87Meanwhile back at the dock, the white cloaked duelists as-well as the one with the scarf walks up to one of the bigger cabins.
The scarf wearing duelist knocks on the door lightly. "Your grace, the crowds have subsided..."
A tall man, pale-skinned with golden hair and pale blue eyes opened the door. His clothes were almost immaculate white, except for a few dark blue strands, an old gold watch worn in a matching locket. Down to his shoes, everything looked sharp-dressed, but his expression still felt cold. "Very well. What of the deserter?"
The scarf wearing duelist kneeled, followed by the others. "It seems he has amnesia Sir...most likely caused by one of the Risen Fiends...other than that all we know is that he's definitely still here."
"An idle threat is still a threat." The pale man answered. "If he will not be swayed, he must perish. For now, the darkest foe must be taken of, and even
MLP FIM: Heart and Heritage Part 17Back inPonyville, Lightnin' gets off the train and makes his way to Twilight's library, where Twilight and Applejack are waiting.
"So how're things over there?" Twilight asked. "Are Fluttershy and rarity getting along with Goldheart or...?"
"You could say that." Lightnin' replied smirking to himself.
Applejack wore a rather mocking smile. "Ah'm guessing little miss fancy pants is too busy tryin' to socialise with them upper-class ponies and that."
"Well, she seems rather content with Goldheart's company." Lightnin' confessed.
Applejack scratched her head. "Huh...well you got me there...then again Goldheart is upper-class now ain't he? I mean it was all over the Equestria Daily front page, y'know about Goldheart being royalty an' all."
Twilight looked back towards the staircase for a moment. "Lightnin' by the way, if Spike is around, don't let h
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 86Kou rubbed the back of his head. "That's right, you guys haven't opened your orbs yet..." A sweatdrop went down Kou's head. "Sorry but...I don't know how I opened mine myself..."
Tacey let out a sigh. "Well, that helps...not to mention that we're one Fiend short right now."
Xia took a moment to think. "This might have to wait until the tournament is over. We can't have anyone going there while qualified. It could be disastrous."
Nanjo rubbed his chin in thought. "Huh...I'm gonna try and open that orb again...doesn't hurt to have some extra power on the field..." With that Nanjo left.
Kary thought for a second. "One thing I do remember...was that the sphere actually spoke to me. Well, I think it did. I wonder if it had anything to do with how to open it..."
Tacey shook her head. "Right now, it's best if we get ready. I think I'll go check on Etsuko-chan." Tacey left al
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 85Xia waits backstage, Kou has gone to see Aruma-san, though Xia still has the wristband on.
Suddenly Kary, Megumi, Tacey, Yuri and Nanjo walked on over from the staff entrance.
"Where is Naruki-kun...?" Megumi asked.
"Nevermind that, when the heck do we gets those wristband things?" Nanjo also asked.
Xia looked back at the others and shrugged. "I don't know. Probably before the tournament officially starts. As for Kou...he went to see Aruma-san. I wonder why..."
Kary examined the wristband. "I know they said that one loss meant disqualification, but isn't that...harsh?"
Yuri folded his arms. "This isn't a kiddie tournament. When pros are in tournaments, it's simple: you win or you lose. There's no second chances, no best-two-of-three, no mulligans."
Megumi nodded. "Proffesionals should never make mistakes...so if they do,
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 84"Kou-kun's skills are w-way better than any professional..." Etsuko stated as she and Seb walked over.
Seb looked back at Etsuko with a confused expression. "Um...are you sure about that?" He wondered.
Megumi's eyes narrowed at Seb. "Still as pesimistic as ever aren't you Busque...?"
Seb looked at Megumi up and down, still looking confused. "I'm sorry...have we met before?"
Yu cocked an eyebrow. "Huh? Yo Seb, did you hit your head or something?"
Etsuko frowned. "There's something you should all know..."
Paige looked at the newcomers before looking back at Kary. "So, one space-case and a shrimpy cheerleader? You've joined a pretty sad bunch, K."
Nanjo's voice however broke the moment. "HOLY SHIT!!! IT'S HER!!! RAN JIN-XI!!!"
Ran turned around, looking more confused than anyone else. "Er...wh-who is
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 83A girl stepped outside the cabin, stretching to get rid of the sleepiness and boredom from the cruise. Her hair was cut short in an almost emo cut, except that her bangs were dyed a rose-petal pink, which seemed to clash with her black hair. She also wore a set of hot-rod red skate goggles and black elbow guards, which were clearly visible due to her grey-and-black t-shirt, tagged with layers of pins and tags. Her jeans also seemed patched with all sorts of logos, making this pro duelist look anything but. Adjusting her fingerless gloves, she looked back in the cabin. "I'll go check the locals, Jun. Be back in a jiff." she said before grabbing the strap-on wheels that dangled from her anime pin-covered backpack, attaching it to her white and red sneakers.
A muffled voice came from the cabin. "Okay Paige j-just let me know there's any of...those people...out there..." THe voice stated, sounding scared.
Paige let out a gruff sigh. "Baby..."
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 82The next morning, Sunday, on the way back to the Academia on the back of Red Demon's Dargon, Kary couldn't hold back her curiosity of who Kou thinks should recieve the last Risen Fiend.
Kary had taken the time to change into a less revealing outfit, specifically a light-blue shirt with a single beaded design and a pair of black knee-length capris, along with her travel shoes. "Um...Naruki-sempai? Can I ask you a question?" She asked.
Kou looked back, leaning slightly to the left. "Sure, what's up?"
Kary looked a bit uneasy. "Well, we all found a Risen Fiend...but aren't we missing someone? I mean, there is one more, unless my chart is wrong."
Kou jsut smiled. "Yeah, like I said yesterday though, we need more more person...but you guys were the only ones who wanted to come so...maybe if we ask today one of the others like...Seb-kun, Yu-kun or Tacey will join us for one last trip."
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 81After some time, the group found an Oasis to camp in just before sunset, setting up their tent, Xia felt the need to start a conversation with Megumi.
Xia looked a bit nervously at Megumi. "Megumi-chan...I hope I won't sound odd for asking, but...what is it that you like in Kou?"
Megumi opened her mouth but then as if realising something, closed it before it changed to a scowl. "That's none of your business."
Xia looked down for a moment, holding her legs with her arms. "Then why do you try so hard to get him?" Xia asked. "I've known him for over a year now, and he is saved the Academy...he even saved me."
Megumi looked to the side. "...he...saved me too..."
Xia looked at Megumi, trying to find something to say. "So, he...we're both the same, then. I mean, if he saved us both."
Megumi shook her head. "No, I don't believe he saved us in the same