madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Do you know how cool it would be if Solomon's, um, interest in the opposite sex was actually a reference and not just a stupid Japanese thing?
...That's a cooler explanation, so I'm gonna go with that.
Also I strangely like writing her and her crazy family.  She might honestly make a few more appearances because she's awesome.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Yugioh Legacy!verse
Chapter Summary: Yugi and Téa discuss the Widow Hashira.
Word Count: 100
Rating: teen

              “So, she likes…”
              “Yep.”
              Téa scrunches up her nose and tries not to look disgusted.  “But that’s…”
              “Like seeing your parents, or something.  I know.”
              Téa looks grateful for the analogy.  “People shouldn’t get lonely when they’re older.  But then, I wouldn’t want to walk in on anyone.”
              “I’ve been trying not to think about it, but Grandpa’s been encouraging me to go have sleepovers a lot recently.  Or see you.  Actually, he’s suggested I come to your apartment and stay for a few nights a couple times.”
              Téa laughs—another reason he loves her.  “He doesn’t change, does he?”
madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Yugioh Legacy!verse
Chapter Summary: Yugi's the one to explain the whole 'possession' thing.

Word Count: 860
Rating: teen

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (izanagi|souji)
Main Points:
Yugioh Legacy!verse, part of the Phantom Tournament
Chapter Summary: They have a conversation with Dark Magician

Word Count: 1059
Rating: teen

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu gets a lecture from a very unimpressed 'big bro'.

Word Count: 415
Rating: teen

                Anzu nearly screams when she wakes up and sees a looming figure, only to realize that she’s only familiar with one person taller than Jounouchi.
                Who currently has his arms crossed and that typical “why do I even waste my time with you?” cold stare.
                “I didn’t imagine you to be a coward,” he states bluntly, and it takes her a moment of surprise to realize that she’s managed to disappoint him.  An odd thought, considering that she’s certain he rarely expects the majority of people to do or be anything special.  It’s probably easier to impress him.
                She’s also had to deal with him about as much as Yugi and Yugi’s stage persona, so she realizes his first instinct would have been to order her into car so she couldn’t escape this little talk.
                Maybe it’s an imposition, having him just show up in her house uninvited, but it’s a courtesy she’s willing to bet would extend to few others.
                “Where’s your entourage?” The question’s hostile, and he grimaces.
                “They’re outside.  I figured you’d be more comfortable that way.”
                “You just figured I’d be more likely to listen to you,” she accuses, and he shrugs like this isn’t all some big revelation.
                “What can I say; I like results.”
                He looks away and acts like he’s talking to the air.  Just thinking out loud.  “Yugi’s been distracted.  You may not think I have a heart.  Just call it self-interest if you like.  But Yugi cares.  He likes you.   You have a backbone and don’t appear to have an agenda, given my extensive research.  If he had to choose someone, you’re not a bad choice—for a friend or something more.  None of us make friends easily, and what you’ve inadvertently done…”
                “It’s not stupid to protect yourself!” she yells.  It’s the most alive she’s felt in days, sitting here, arguing with Kaiba.
                “No,” he disagrees.  “…it’s stupid not to take precautions.  And if you really feel you need this protection, I can’t stop you.  But with every move you make, you should be aware of what you sacrifice.  We all do what we have to, to survive.  Just be aware that you’re leaving a broken Yugi in your wake.”
                Anzu growls.  It’s weird, but then, she’s angry.  “So, what, you were just hoping to marry him off?”
                He shakes his head as he stands and heads for the door.  “No.  That was Mokuba,” he mutters.  She’s fairly certain she wasn’t meant to hear that.
madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Yugioh Reunion!Verse
Chapter Summary: Kaiba arrives in dramatic fashion (as if that's anything new).

Word Count: 425
Rating: teen
A Note on the use of honorific: Yugi's feeling a little distanced from Anzu right now, and he thinks she's still mad at him, so he's going with an honorific to be safe.  (also I don't think they're flying right through the middle of it, but they do have two magicians and one of the most powerful dragons on their side.)

            Yugi’s phone rings, and he looks briefly startled before relaxing.  “That’s our ride.”
            Anzu stares at him.  “In the middle of a typhoon?”
            He sighs.  “Anzu-chan, do you really want to stay trapped in a building with those thugs lurking around?  I doubt they were the only team sent.  Or that they don’t have even more Monsters to summon.”
            “No, but…”
            He smiles and lays a hand on her arm, blushing slightly.  “I promise I won’t let anything happen to you.”
            The magicians nod, and…well, if anything’s capable of protecting her from a storm, it’s magic, so she follows as he calls and gets directions.
            By the time they walk out of the doors, the rain’s falling in sheets, and she can barely see.
            Until it lets up slightly, and there’s Kaiba, Yugi’s super serious scowling rival, sitting on top of a freaking dragon.  Its white scales shimmer in the rain.
            “Y-Yugi, that’s a dragon.”
            He’s cheerful as he answers.  “Yes, she is.”
            “As much as I’m sure she deserves the attention, this is dangerous enough as it is and I don’t appreciate using her as a glorified taxi service, so let’s get this over with already,” Kaiba growls.
            Yugi clambers on like he’s done this before and holds out a hand to pull her up, too.  “Come, now, this is a noble rescue.”
            “Well, I wouldn’t have had to rescue you if you hadn’t locked the God Cards away.”
            Yugi’s mirth disappears.  “I can’t run the risk of them falling into evil hands again.  I don’t have near the security you do.  And no, I’m not giving them to you for safekeeping.”  It’s an old argument, judging by the tone.  “Knowing our luck, one of your next KaibaCorp breaches would involve stealing them.”
            The dragon spreads its wings and launches with a cry—straight into the oncoming rain.
            “If those fools trying to ruin my company weren’t stuck in cyberspace, I’d do a lot worse to them.  They’ve done enough damage as it is.”
            Being on a dragon in the middle of a typhoon would scare her more, but she figures she’s still a little in shock, and it’s surprisingly warm and protected from wind and rain.  Kaiba’s growling to himself somehow more than normal, and she guesses that…somehow, he’s done this before.  And Domino hadn’t noticed a dragon in the sky.  And it was usually easier.
            But Yugi takes her hand, warm and steady and with that same sexy confidence, and it’s the anchor keeping her in place as they fly to safety.

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (izanagi|souji)
Main Points:
Yugioh Reunion!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu has her world turned upside down.

Word Count: 1105
Rating: teen

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
I'm not mentioning how exactly the Orichalcos arc went in this timeline.  Obviously, Anzu was not present, so it didn't quite go the same.  You can think of it otherwise relatively close to canon, or like either of the alternatives I've presented in other fic, or something else of Reader's choosing.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Yugioh Reunion!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu notices that Yugi doesn't seem inclined to share some things, and it's breaking her heart.

Word Count: 320
Rating: teen, maybe a little angst

            “Hey, how’s this necklace look?” she asks, turning as she holds it up, and…
            And Yugi doesn’t have that sweet look on his face anymore.  He’s practically glaring at the necklace.  “Yugi?”
            He shakes himself and comes out of wherever he was.  “I, um.  Green isn’t your color.”  He’s a little frustrated, angry with himself, and it’s like he’s out of reach, reacting to something that he’ll never tell her about.
            She tries not to let the tears welling up in her heart show.  It’s clear he still cares about her, even after all these years, but he’s not willing to let her in and actually talk about everything.  She’s not going to be let into his life, not soon.  “Maybe you should go.”
            “A-Anzu?”  He looks like he’s breaking. 
            She’s not ready to have this conversation.  “You’re not having fun, so I’m not either.”
            “Th-that’s not true!”  His fists are clenched at his sides.  “I always enjoy spending time with you!  It’s not like I love shopping, unless it’s games or something, but being with my friends is always fun!”
            She shakes her head.  She can’t cry, not now.  “I’m sorry, Yugi.  We will talk about this, but not yet.”  And she walks away.
            It’s almost physically painful to take those steps, because she can feel the waves of hurt coming off of that gentle soul, and the thought that she was the one who was causing that is almost unbearable, but it’s not something that’s easy to fix, and pretending that it doesn’t wound is slowly breaking her heart, piece by piece.
            He doesn’t yell after her, doesn’t come after her, and she’s not sure what it means, what she wants it to mean.  Part of her wants him to be a jerk, so she can hate him, but the rest of her knows that he’s not intentionally hurting her.  It’s a sucky situation, and life isn’t fair.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
If I post before I go to sleep, it's still on the same day *is in denial about how time works*

Main Points:
Yugioh Reunion!Verse
Chapter Summary: Jounouchi and Honda are just looking out for their friend.

Word Count: 525
Rating: teen

            Anzu’s not a little intimidated when Honda and Jonouchi pop up seemingly out of nowhere and fall into formation beside her like they’ve been walking her back from school the entire time.
            “You’re probably wonderin’ what we’re doin’ here,” Jonouchi states conversationally, earning a glare from Honda.
            “The thought had crossed my mind,” Mazaki admits dryly.
            “Really?  We’re going with the straightforward route?” his friend asks, shaking his head.
            The blond shrugs, looking completely casual, but the both of them are on the alert like she’s the enemy and it’s admittedly scary.  The two can come off as a bit rough, but she’d never considered them as possibly dangerous before, since they were friends with Yugi.  “It’s neva failed me before, an’ I figured she’d appreciate it, rather dan wastin’ her time.”
            Honda sighs again but nods.  “To follow my friend’s lead…we want to make sure you’re not going to hurt Yugi.”
            Anzu is startled. “Why would I hurt him?”
            Jounouchi sighs.  “What we mean is, we wanna make sure you’re good enough for our buddy.”
            It takes a few moments for that to sink in, after which she feels the stupid blush creeping up her face.  “Wh-why are you asking me this all of a sudden?”
            The blond gets a somewhat creepy look on his face, like he’s thinking about something pervy, and she almost slaps him just on principle.  “Well, I asked, an’ he hasn’t forgotten ya, not afta all dese years.  I hope ya appreciate what dat means.  It’s not like dere weren’t pretty girls at our school, but it seems Yuug is a romantic and kept holdin’ out for ya.  So, I thought, and Honda here agreed, dat askin’ ya if ya would have sex—”
            Swifter than she can react, Honda’s elbow strikes Jonouchi in the gut.  He keeps walking calmly as if his friend isn’t gasping, paralyzed, behind them.  “What the idiot means to ask, is that if Yugi asked you for a date, would you say no?  And if you said yes, would you be gentle about it if you change your mind?  He may be stronger than he used to be, but he’s still sensitive about things, and, well.  If you play with his feelings, he’ll get hurt.”
            Katsuya manages to catch up, holding his stomach, but otherwise he’s acting like nothing happened, and his voice is only a little off.  For once, he’s completely, utterly serious, which she didn’t know he was capable of doing.  “An’ if he gets hurt, we have ta hurt ya.  Not too much, you’re a girl, but Yugi’s our friend an’ we’re not gonna just let anyone play wit’ his feelings.”
            She takes a deep breath.  She means to respond to the accusations that she’s some kind of jerk who would lead someone along, let alone someone as amazing as Yugi, but what actually comes out of her mouth is, “He likes me?”
            Honda studies her face closely, then chuckles.  “You know, Jounouchi, I think she’ll do.”
            “Yeah.  De arcade?”  That gets a smile and a nod, as if she suddenly doesn’t exist, and they walk off, and it’s…well, it’s surreal.


madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)
Because Téa kept complaining that she didn't have enough friends who were girls, but from experience, there are things you just have to deal with friends of both genders (but no, ~lonelysouls, that doesn't make you love them any less!)
Also, it makes next chapter more ironic.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Yugioh Reunion!Verse
Chapter Summary: faster to read

Word Count: 35
Rating: teen

            Anzu’s getting very, very tired of Nagano-chan going on and on about Harada.  “I need some male friends,” she mutters into her bento.  At least they wouldn’t (probably) talk about their crushes, around her anyway.

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
I love working with hacking!Kaiba and his computer.  His computer only showed up once, and that's wasted potential because it was so different than any other AI I've seen.  (Nothing against Jarvis).  Kaiba had so much potential.  I mean, you can have him growl at the gang all you want, but at least give him stuff to do too
Oh, also?  Warcraft Movie Rating: Not enough gnomes or dwarves.  Or trolls.  Or tauren.  (It probably would've helped if it hadn't been ages since I've played WoW.)
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Yugioh Legacy!verse, part of the Phantom Tournament
Chapter Summary: The duelists go looking for anyone else, and Kaiba gets annoyed.

Word Count: 635
Rating: teen

kaiba's coming for you )
madimpossibledreamer: Interior of early TARDIS (early tardis)
Question: in Duel Destinies, does this mean Franziska is the Mai stand-in?  Because if so...I'm kinda scared, guys.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Yugioh Legacy!verse, though vague enough *could* be Universe Optional
Chapter Summary: A follow-up to a comment made during the Phantom Tournament, mostly because the image of Joey with the stuffed Red-Eyes was too good to pass up.  Just because they're in different cities doesn't mean the gang (in this case, Joey, Yugi, and
Téa) can't hang out.  In this case, they're playing a horror game.
Word Count: 3085
Rating: teen


madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)
Main Points:
Yugioh Reunion!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu goes to talk to her oldest, bestest friend.

Word Count: 1621
Rating: teen


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (ace attorney)
Main Points:
Yugioh Reunion!Verse
Chapter Summary: The transfer students join Anzu's school...

Word Count: 770
Rating: teen

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu's not dealing well with her possession (that Yugi hasn't told her about...not that he's gotten a chance).

Word Count: 120
Rating: teen
Warning: Angst
            
             “Miho called in the big guns.  Me,” Jounouchi states cheerfully, and when she refuses to get up sounds a little more concerned.  “Seriously, you okay, Anzu?”
              She doesn’t mean to say anything, just to ignore him, but a miserable sound escapes her throat instead.
             He sits on the couch opposite her, waiting for her to say something, but the silence just stretches out awkwardly instead.  “You know, if you don’t tell me what’s wrong, I’ll just have to camp out here on your couch, eating all your food.”
             Usually, a promise like that would get some kind of reaction from her, but instead she just turns over to face the couch so she doesn’t have to see his disappointed face.
madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu's not dealing well with her possession (that Yugi hasn't told her about...not that he's gotten a chance).  Pretty sure he broke down crying in the corridor.

Word Count: 125
Rating: teen
Warning: Angst

               “The special report’s become too dangerous to continue.  We’ll run with what we have, after we send it to your office.  They want to say truthfully that ‘no reporters were harmed in the making of this story’.”
               “Anzu,” he states frantically, catching a glimpse of tears tracking down her face before she closes the door even more.
               “Please, Yugi, go away.”  And then the door’s slammed in his face.
               She says that she doesn’t remember everything, but she’s still been avoiding him, still acting traumatized, and he wants desperately to make everything okay, to see her smile again, but when he can’t even catch a glimpse of her, most days…he’s pretty sure she only let him see her today to get rid of him forever.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Yami wakes up to the screaming feeling of danger.

Word Count: 575
Rating: teen
Note: this part draws a little more on S0, as does the next. It's a little confused because, well...this is pre-the two realizing there are two of them.
Note 2: Mood not related to fic.  Fic is good.  Enjoy.
hardly anything left for you to see )
madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Mokuba gets roped into helping teach Anzu Duel Monsters.

Word Count: 825
Rating: teen

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu's excited to find a topic that Yugi's actually interested in talking about.

Word Count: 510
Rating: teen

            “Okay, what’s your favorite card, then?” she asks, and Yugi beams again, kicking his feet like a teen rather than the adult he is. 
            “It’s hard to decide, really.  There are so many amazing cards.”  He pauses, then smiles shyly at her.  “Maybe I can show you some of the cards I’ve got in my deck at some point.  There’s Maha Vailo.  I’m most like him, I think.  And there’s Dark Magician.  He’s one of my favorites.  But then, the Magnet Warriors and Kuriboh are cute…and Mirror Force is one of my favorite trap cards, but I wouldn’t call it one of my favorite cards overall…” he pauses for breath and shakes his head, looking a little sadder.  “But then, it’s pointless talking about it, really.”
            “Why’s that?” she asks.  It’s the most excited she’s seen him, and it’s cool to see.  And sad to see vanish.
            “Well,” and he sounds really unhappy now.  “Pegasus—that’s Maximillion Pegasus, the creator of Duel Monsters—liked getting inspiration from myth and legend all around the world, if the cards were any indication.  He disappeared ten years ago on an expedition to Egypt and hasn’t been heard from since.  His company, Industrial Illusions, tried its best to hang on, but it’s going to go bankrupt later this year.  I think they still thought he was alive, probably longer than anyone else did.  At this point, though, I think they’re just trying to sell off the last of the cards.  Kaiba tried to keep it afloat, but there’s only so much money KaibaCorp could put into it without going bankrupt, too.  It’s rare that anyone’s even heard of Duel Monsters anymore, and pretty much no one is playing card games these days.”
            “Have they grown up?” she asks, and he smiles, sweet and innocent, back.
            “No one grows out of card games,” he responds with confidence, before shaking his head.  “Well, no.  That might not be the way to put it.  Maybe a lot of people do.  But for the good ones, never.  It’s in your blood.  I’m guessing a lot of people just put up their decks because, well…”  he chuckles, rubbing the spikes, which bounce a little, “…Not everyone’s into casual games.  A lot were just in it for the competition, and without official sponsors, there’s no such thing as tournaments.”
            He looks so sad, but like many of the realizations lately, there’s absolutely no way to fix it.  Unless…  “Maybe you could teach me to play?”
            She’d thought he’d been excited before, or pathetically grateful before, but the way that he grabs her hands, eyes shining, she’s quite possibly made his year.  “Yeah, that’d be really cool!  And given that Seto wouldn’t mind more people writing about how awesome Duel Monsters is, he might even be willing to give you enough cards to make your own deck.”  He pauses, then winks playfully.  “Of course, I have to warn you that I’m pretty good, but I could probably be persuaded to go easy on you, seeing as you’re a beginner and all.”
madimpossibledreamer: Interior of early TARDIS (early tardis)
Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Anzu gets a few questions in.

Word Count: 890
Rating: teen


madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
First day of summer calc and I'm already exhausted.
And I have to write a chapter of Shadowed Suspicion.  Getting the motivation and time...somehow.
...why.
Also, don't think I made this clear enough, but she's been granted more than an interview, but also the ability to write a pretty in-depth story.  With the exception that Kaiba will be watching everything like a particularly threatening dragon.  I'll go back and make it clearer, eventually.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Yugioh Paparazzi!Verse
Chapter Summary: Yami learns more about his reporter shadow than she does about him.

Word Count: 740
Rating: teen


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