Yugi was so incredibly nervous. He knew he shouldn't be! It wasn't like he was going anywhere he'd never been before, or with someone he didn't know.
The latter might almost have been easier, actually.
Dinner . . . at a nice restaurant . . . with Anzu. Alone.
[Aibou, relax. You'll be fine!]
Okay, as "alone" as Mutou Yugi ever truly got. [I-I know, but...]
[No, no "buts". Anzu's a good person and a close friend. If for no other reasons than those, you two will have a great time.]
Yugi started to respond but jumped instead at his mother's voice calling from downstairs. "Yugi! Anzu's here!"
"I'll be right down!"
Without thinking about it, Yugi wrapped the belt with his Deck case around his hips, clicking the buckle closed, before pulling on his vest and heading downstairs.
Anzu had been working for Mutou-Grandfather at the Kame for a few weeks now. Sometimes, she and Yugi had worked together, many times not. He couldn't afford to pay two employees, even part-time, overly much, so usually one of them was working with him while the other was off. But when he could, he scheduled the two of them together. It gave himself a nice break . . . and the two youngsters some much needed "together" time.
This afternoon, Anzu came over to the shop, expecting for both of them to be off-work because they had a project for school to work on . . . only to find the sole occupant of the shop to be Grandpa Mutou.
Down the way and around a corner on a busier street, Yugi put on a grin for everyone, but frankly? He looked like a fool. Or anyway, he felt like one. The costume really had been meant for someone at least a foot taller. And it itched - some of the seams weren't properly sewn. They were more like . . . glued, which made the edges of the fabric stiff and scratchy and scraped or dug at his skin here and there.
He loved Dark Magician. He really, really did!
But . . . not right now.
It didn't help anything either that, in the back of his mind, his other self Yami was equal parts curious himself and sure that their friends were diving into yet another ill-conceived bit of trouble. Yami loved Jonouchi and Honda just as much as Yugi did . . . but they both also knew how . . . um . . . carnal? their friends could be. They could turn anything - even a trip to a health center - into something, um, more interesting.
They rounded a corner on the street and their destination came into view. Well, for better or worse, Yugi figured he was about to find out just what was in store...
So here he was returning home much earlier than he had planned, only just after lunch. He had known his mother would be spending the day spring cleaning . . . but it still startled him to find her knelt in his bedroom leaning into his closet to dig through things stashed in a back corner.
"Um, M-mom . . . what are you doing?" He couldn't remember half the stuff that was in there anymore, but if it was in that corner, it was likely because he didn't want anyone else knowing about it either................
*The next night, at the park*
Anzu: Ah, this has been really nice Yuugi. How long has it been since we've been able to go out like this, just the two of us?
Yugi: *light blush, fiddling with something in his pocket* A-ah, t-too long....
(If Yuugi's 21, I'm going to assume that Anzu's been to America and is back for now.)
Anzu: It's funny, Central Park is much bigger and fancier, but somehow I think I prefer Domino City park...Hey look Yuugi! There's an ice cream vendor over there!
Yugi: Yup! Can I buy you an ice cream? =3
Anzu: Sure thing Yuugi. I just hope it won't be too slippery like the one back in Central Park; it took me forever to clean my blouse off!
(Let us see if Yuugi can refrain from imagining what that would look like.)
Yugi: o.o... *notgonnablushnotgonnablushNOTGONNABLU-c
Anzu: I was thinking something sweet...really sweet. *She runs her fingers through Yuugi's hair*. Like Strawberry, you know?
Yugi: *blushblushblushBLUSH...n-nodnod* Sweet . . . yup, that fits you, Anzu. =3 *to the vendor* One strawberry on a cone and a vanilla swirl on a cone, please. =D
Anzu: *is enjoying her ice cream* So tell me Yuugi, what do you plan on doing now that you're 21?
Yugi: *sees his opening!......and mentally/verbally STUMBLES* Ah....w-whatever...y-you're planning. I-I mean.....um.....no, wait....TT////TT
Anzu: Relax Yuugi, it's not like you've been planning for tonight for a long, LONG time, right? *She says this with a knowing wink.*
Yugi: o.o!!! H-how did y-….I-I mean, how do you know? *small, nervous grin*
*The next day*
Anzu: Hey Yuugi, the weirdest thing happened; when my parents friends brought their daughter, Hikarai, she was wearing a dress just like the one we were talking about. Weird, huh?
Yugi: R-really? Heh . . . imagine that..... 9,9;;;;
Anzu: So Yuugi, White Day is coming up pretty soon. Any ideas on who the lucky girl's going to be who's going to get chocolate from the Duel King?
Yugi: *BLUUUUUSH* Oh, I . . . I think I know . . . =3;;; *T~T wonders if she'll be disappointed to get something from /him/ instead of Yami...*
Yami: [Aibou . . . she loves /you/. You /do/ know that, right?]
Anzu: Well, you look pretty nervous, but you really shouldn't be. I think 'she' will love whatever you bring her.Yugi: *small grin* Yup . . . I'm sure she will. I hope so! =3;;;
Please unfriend this journal. Thanks!
- Current Location:on the couch, dealing with ANOTHER flare...TT~TT
- Current Mood: blah
And he hoped the god would like what he and Yami had put together for him. After all, what did one give a GOD?
He hoped Horus-sama would be able - and willing - to stay for a while, too. He and his other self really did enjoy his company after all. He wondered if Horus-sama liked games. Yugi, of course, had them aplenty! Board games, card games, mechanical games, plus puzzles of all kinds. And he had the new Wii that Frost-san had given him! Oh! And the Hounds and Jackals boardgame that Santa-san had given him, too! Maybe Horus-sama would even know how to properly play it and could teach him and Yami.
He hoped Horus-sama remembered where he lived...
((LOL Anxious/excited!Yugi is anxious. XD Oh and . . . Frost-mun, I couldn't remember who gave them what between Frost and Santa, and the Wii or the Hounds and Jackals - both of which were received with joy and gratitude, btw! ~<3 If you read this and I got it backwards, just let me know and I'll switch 'em. XD))
- Current Location:bouncing around the living room
- Current Mood: energetic
*Once again, Yugi doesn't have the hang of his webcam and is accidentally posting to his LJ page. He'd started to do something on his computer, which started the recording, but as the camera hums to life - beginning with an extreme close-up of his bangs just like before - he sits back and looks over his shoulder*
( ((Yugi's recording by accident again...))Collapse )((OOC: pic of the elves in jumpsuits - http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f343/s