Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 34Five minutes later in the lounge downstairs, Kou is looking through his deck when Xia walks into the room.
"Hey, Kou. What are you doing?"
"Just looking through my deck...maybe I should only have one Dark Fusion..."
"Well, maybe I could you a quick tour around the villa. Maybe some time away from your cards will help." Kou got up, putting his deck in his duel disk.
"Sure, but let's wait for the other first." Kou turned around to see Xia wearing a spaghetti-strap ruby-red top, a pair of grey knee-length khakkis, white workout shoes and ankle socks, an arm band on both wrists. A thin golden chain hangs from her neck, and a pedometer is strapped to her black leather belt.
"That's alright. Once we're done, I think I'll take some time to work the plane ride and the taxi ride out of my legs. I really need to work out."
"Kou!" Lena shouted as she ran down the stairs, wearing white shorts, a violet tube-top and black sandals. Xia turned to look at her sister.
"Lena, what did I tell you about r
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 33"'She' being Northwemko?" Kou asked, Yuri nodding in confirmation.
"Yeah...kinda spooked me at first to see her. I mean, it was like looking at Tacey all over again."
"Well no worries, if these Radiance guys come after me, I'll take them on, I mean if I can duel guys tougher than James Bright then it'll be awesome!" Yu folded his arms.
"What about us, huh? You can't have all the fun, right?"
"I'll also be starting Duel Academia next year!" Lena added. Xia looked at Lena.
"Don't forget that I might be assistant teacher, so please...don't embarass me!" Yuri smiled.
"You as a teach? This I'd like to see!" Xia retorted to Yuri's words with a hard slap against the back of his head.
"Yow! What was that about?" Tacey rolled her eyes.
"Um...so was Yuri always like this?...I imagined him as a real no-nonsense upper-classman..." Kou asked Tacey. Tacey shook her head.
"Not always. Back when we were in school, he actually picked fights with the worst students." Yuri let out
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 32At the juice bar, Kou and the others, including Etsuko are sat at the bar.
"Like I said, I've known him for years, you barely know him!" Etsuko shouted as Yuri, Tacey and XIa walked in.
"So what? I've dueled him, you haven't!" Lena shouted as she held Kou's left arm. Yu let out a heavy sigh.
"Jeez! You two better calm down. This ain't a tug-o-war!"
"Don't give them any ideas, please..." Kou commented. Tacey waved with her free arm.
"Hey!" Kou noticed the others and immediately jumped up, lena letting go of his arm.
"Oh Yuri, Mei-chan, Tacey, you alright?" Xia gave a quick nod.
"Y-yeah, we're fine." Yuri released his grip as best as he could and walked over to Kou.
"So...you're the guy Mei-Ling's been busting my ears about for the past two minutes, right?" Xia put her hands to her sides.
"Okay, okay! Look, I'm sorry if I've been a total jerk. Guess I wasn't thinking straight..." "Yeah, I'm Naruki, Kou. Nice to meet'cha, I've been hearing about you non-stop as-well." Kou replied,
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 31Yuri turned away.
"You two should get lost...this place isn't for kids." Yuri said, removing his deactivated duel disk. As Yuri began to walk off suddenly Kou's mobile went off.
"Oh man we forgot to tell the guys where we were going..." Kou stated as he flipped his phone open.
"Yeah...yeah sorry Tacey we're in Chess City with Yuri." Tacey sounded shocked.
"What? Yuri? Why didn't you tell me you found him!?"
"Sorry we only just...hey why don't you try and talk some sense into him? He won't even listen to me or Mei-chan." Kou tried forcing the phone onto Yuri's ear.
"C'mon man, it's Tacey, the girl you protected from bullies? Taught her to duel?" Yuri brushed the phone aside.
"Yeah, right. Haven't heard a word from her in three years and now you tell me she's still alive? I'm not buying it." Tacey was shocked by Yuri's reaction.
"What the-are you sure that's him?" Yuri let out a disgruntled sigh.
"Either you finish that call, or I'm gonna break that cellphone of yours!" A heavy sigh came
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 30Suddenly Xia's mobile went off. Xia looked at the phone's message screen, then opened the line.
"Hey, Lena. How's it going?"
"Sister, Yuri's been spotted! At Chess City!"
"Really? Great job Lena-san!" Kou commented. Lena gasped.
"Kou! Oh I saw you on the news and everything, you beat Bright, James and Financial Forest are planning on releasing a pack of you and-"
"Hey, wait a sec!" Xena replied.
"You said Yuri was at Chess City, but where is he?"
"S-sorry, meet me at Chess City train station, that's where he was first spotted, I'll lead you from there...and bring my Kou!" Lena cut the line.
"...'my'...Kou?" Kou asked, confused.
"No time to explain. Let's get going!" Xia exclaimed, flipping the phone off.
An hour later, after catching one of the first ferries back to Chess City, Kou and Xia arrive at the train station, Lena runs over, wearing her school uniform.
"Sister! Kou!" Xia looks over to Lena.
"Lena! Thank goodness. How was the trip?"
"It doesn't take that long by private jet. No
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 29Reika limps over to Javier, who's in a speedboat in the harbour.
"Tch, can't believe she was hiding that much strength..." Javier let out a frustrated sigh.
"Come on, chica. You asked me to skid, so why all the dramatics now?"
"Quiet, it seems the Radiance won't be the only ones in our way..." Reika retorted as she boarded the speedboat.
"So what? The Radiance'd walk all over them. Unless, you're scared they'll bust."
"It doesn't matter, maybe Naruki Kou will even take them out for us, no doubt they'll send their own over here..."
"That's why we should dissapear. Let's jet!" Javier exclaimed, jamming the accelerator to zoom off.
Meanwhile, Xia awakens in the infirmary, Kou and the rest of A.D.A.D. looking over her.
"Oh thank Judai you're okay Mei-chan." Kou stated, rubbing the back of his head. Xia shook her head.
"Uhh...that was...did we-"
"Xia-sama..." Tsuko said, seeming like he was half-concious himself. Jack was smiling.
"...Xia...he did it..." Xia took a moment to grasp it.
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 28Dahak is stood on the main building of duel academia, the huge black roof, staring back at the black dorm.
"Fools...weaklings...all of them." Dahak commented as he looked down at what was happening.
"They couldn't see the grand design..."
"Yami chose me...he made me his herald in this god-forsaken place... I broke the spirits of this rabble before...and I will do so again and again until they bow down before me!" Suddenly Dahak sees Kou jumping out of a window, then placing a card on his duel disk as Red Demon's Dragon is summoned underneath him.
"If they could only see how grand the power of darkness...what in Yami's name?" Dahak was broken out of his spoken thoughts by the appearance of the creature. Kou rided Red Demon's Dragon all the way to the main building, landing on the white roof between the purple and orange roofs.
"So Reika was right, you are here..." Kou commented as he got off the dragon.
"Reika...she was too weak to understand..." Dahak began, looking towards
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 27Every member of A.D.A.D. are now present in the White dorm foyer, all standing in a row; Tacey, Xia, Yu, Etsuko, Jack and Tsuko. Kou walks up to the group.
"Guys, this is it, I bet you're wandering why I'm not doing this the usual way like I did with your own dorms...and that's because Dahak will likely hide away instead of confronting us head-on." Yu shook his head.
"I'm not surprised. Can't handle anymore mind games..." Kou folded his arms.
"However, that doesn't mean we need to make this a full out battle, I just need you guys to take care of Dahak's lackeys while I go straight after him...know that Dahak isn't the only strong duelist in there, one of them even took my life points down to 100 but a day ago." Jack actually didn't seem depressed for once as he raised his duel disk.
"So, when're we going in?" Tacey let out a sigh.
"That Javier guy...his Inzector deck was really powerful. I'm not surprised he has strong duelists to back him."
"I don't want to give Dahak any more time, e
Yu-Gi-Oh: P.O.D: Part 26Etsuko is looking out at the ocean, deck in hand.
"Everyone is so strong...Kou-kun even got the media's attention he's so strong...but me...I haven't dueled anyone...I'll never get Kou's attention at this rate..."
"Perhaps I could be of assistance?" Dahak asked, walking over to her.
"Really? Who are-" Etsuko turned with a smile, but upon seeing Dahak's uniform, her smile melted.
"You're a black student...Xia-senapi told me you people are mainly responsible for this war..."
"I have to admit, we do have quite the part in this, but I come to you with a simple offer. A way to prove to Kou that you deserve all of his attention." Etsuko's fear suddenly turned to sheer depression.
"...all of Kou-kun's attention...I just want to...since he..." Etsuko looked down at her deck.
"You care for him more than you are showing, I can see that as plainly as the nose on your face." Dahak stated, tapping his own nose.
"But what do you think he would say if he knew you beat a Black duelist all by yourself?