Chapter 1

A/N: This is my first ever Yu-Gi-Oh! fanfiction. I own nothing but the OC’s. The story takes place a few months after Atem goes back to the spirit world and they are seniors in high school(Since I don’t really know what’s going on with that). Anyways, please read and review. This has been one of my most difficult stories, besides my wrestling ones. Ok, that’s enough rambling, on to the story!

Chapter 1: The Beginning of Love

“Tea, you can’t tell me who to like and who not to like”, I said. “I can too Ruthie, you’re my twin sister, which means I can tell you who you can and cannot like”, my twin sister Tea said. “Seto Kaiba is one coldhearted man, Ruthie. He could hurt you!” Yeah, I’m the twin sister of Tea Gardner. She may be my twin, but she can’t tell me who I like and who I don’t like. Right now, I’m fighting with her because I have a small crush on the one and only Seto Kaiba. Yeah, the cold hearted man that was Duel Monsters champion until my best friend (and Tea’s crush) Yugi Moto stepped up and beat him. He didn’t do it alone, though. He had the help of the Pharaoh, Atem. Atem is now back in the spirit world with his ancestors. I really miss him, he taught me and Yugi a crap load of things. Anyways, as I was saying, Tea can’t tell me who I like and who I can’t like. Maybe I shouldn’t have told Tea of my crush on Kaiba. “Seriously Tea, you have to be like this? I like him a little bit! It’s not like I’m going to be doing anything with him. Why don’t you worry about your own crush on Yugi, would ya”? I stomp off to my room (Well, our room, but still. Did I also mention that we live alone and like the Kaiba brothers, our parents died when we were young) and slam the door. I start thinking that she may be right about Kaiba. I remember the times that he was pure evil to us, especially my other closest friends Joey and Tristan.


“Kaiba, leave my sister and our friends alone”, I said coldly. “Hehe, why should I”, Seto Kaiba said, with a hint of coldness in his voice. “One, you have no right to be a total jackass to my friends and my sister, and two Joey didn’t deserve to be called a dog or whatever it was you called him. Tristan didn’t need to get made fun of, but you did it anyways.” He smirked. “I knew you’d get mad at me. I like to make you angry.” “You are sick and twisted, you know that”? “Ruthie, just leave him alone”, Yugi said. “Yugi, I can handle this”, I said. “Doesn’t seem like it”, Kaiba said. “Oh would you shut the hell up”, I said, getting even angrier at this jackass. “What is your problem anyways? Are you still mad that Yugi keeps kicking your ass in the tournaments?” I mentioned it because I knew it still made him mad, which made me happy. “Or are you mad that you can’t find a girl to like you”? I smirked, which pissed him off even more. “Now if you excuse us, we’re leaving. Come on guys, let’s leave this asshole alone”, I said. “Oh and one more thing”, I said. I walked over to him and slapped him. “That’s for being such a jerk and being cold hearted!” We leave and little did I know that this incident wasn’t the last time I had problems with Seto Kaiba.


There was a knock on my door. “Come in”, I said. The door opens and in comes Tea. “Ruthie, I’m sorry”, Tea said. “I never realized you felt that way about him. I thought about what you said and you’re right. I can’t tell you who you can fall in love with and who you can’t fall in love with. Can you forgive me”? “Yeah”, I said. “I forgive you. Now what am I going to do Tea? He doesn’t know I like him. To tell you the truth, I don’t even know why I like him like that. He’s Seto Kaiba, for crying out loud! The CEO of one of the biggest gaming companies in the world!” I start to cry. “It’s ok Ruthie. I know how you feel. “How? At least your crush isn’t hated by your friends and the rest of the city.” “That is true, but you have to realize that Seto may or may not return your feelings, Ruthie. You don’t know what he likes at all, well besides his money and Mokuba”. Damn it, why does she have to be right all of the time? “Thanks Tea. I just don’t know what I am going to do about him. Ok, let’s change the subject. How in the world are you going to about…?” Just then, the doorbell rang. “I’ll get it”, Tea said.

The next day, I was in Yugi’s grandfather’s game shop hanging with everyone when the door to the shop opened. I wasn’t paying attention to whoever it was until Joey said “What the hell are you doing here”? When I looked over to the door, I saw Kaiba and his little brother standing there. I start to get angry, and then I think “Why am I getting angry? I like him.” I start to space out until Tea slaps me upside the head and whispers in my ear “Just because you like him, doesn’t mean you can space out about him”. I growl silently. “Seriously Kaiba, what the hell are you doing here”, Joey asked again. “Shut up you little lap dog, I don’t have to answer you”, I heard Kaiba say. I start to giggle in my head. What am I doing? I’m not supposed to be doing that! “Big brother”, Mokuba said. “Tell them why you are here.” “I need to talk to Ruthie”, Seto said. “Why”, Tristan asked. “So she can slap you harder in the face this time”? Then everyone but me, Kaiba and Mokuba laughed. “Guys”, I said. “It isn’t funny. If he needs to talk to me, then we’ll talk. But I am curious why you need to talk to me and not the others, Kaiba.” “Can we please just talk outside”? “Fine, I will. Tea, I don’t want you or the others eavesdropping on our conversation, so if I catch anyone eavesdropping, you will get your ass kicked.” “Don’t worry Ruthie”, Mokuba said. “I’m going to watch them, so go ahead and leave”. “Thanks”, I said. I walk out to the side of the game shop with Kaiba and I wait for him to start talking. “Alright, spill it. What the hell do you need to talk to me about?” I asked. “Relax, Ruthie”, he said. “First of all, I want to apologize for the way I acted a few months ago. I deserved that slap to the face. Second of all, I needed to talk to you about something personal”. “What is it”, I asked. “Don’t slap me for this, and please don’t hurt me, but I think I might be falling in love with you, Ruthie”.

I just stand there in shock with the words he just said to me in my head playing over and over again. After a few minutes I recover, trying to find the right words to say to him. What was I supposed to say? That I liked him too? Why does this have to be so damn difficult? “Ruthie?” he whispers, afraid of my reaction. “Kaiba…” “Call me Seto.” “Seto, I um…” Ok, here it goes. “I LIKE YOU too”, I yell. Phew, that felt good to get off of my chest. He moves forward to me and I start to get nervous. “Really”, he asks me. Instead of answering him, I move forward to him and kiss him. He seemed shocked at my action, but he didn’t mind as he pulled me closer and continued to kiss me back. His tongue is begging my mouth for entrance and as I gasp, his tongue meets mine and we have a war. We just stand there in the side of the game shop where hopefully no one can see us just making out with each other. My brain is thinking “What the hell am I doing? This is wrong”, while my heart is telling me to keep going. After about five minutes, we pull apart, avoiding each other’s glares. Seto was the first to speak. “Wow that was incredible”. “I know”, I answer back. “So”, he said. “Where does this leave us?” “I don’t know, but I do want us together”. He smiles, as he gives me another mind shattering kiss. “I would like that; do you want to go out on a private date with me tomorrow night”? “I would love to. What time are we going to meet and how am I going to get past my sister. She’s going to be suspicious.” “Let’s not worry about that yet, Ruthie. I’ll pick you up around seven if that’s ok with you.” “That’s fine, Seto. I just have to figure a way to get past my sister, so we can go”.

“So are we like boyfriend-girlfriend?” I laugh. “I know it wasn’t funny, but to answer your question Seto, yes. We are boyfriend-girlfriend, but we can’t tell anyone! Not even your brother or my sister. We’ll tell them when the time is right. Don’t you agree with me”? “Yes I do. Let’s go inside. Pretend to slap me on the face.” “Ok, but first another kiss”. We kiss again, but this time it’s slower and more passionate. After we pull apart, I pretend to slap him on the face. “OUCH”, he yelled. We walked back inside and everyone was silent. “Let’s go, Mokuba”, Seto said. “Fine, I’ll see you guys later”, Mokuba said. After they left everyone started to bombard me with questions. “What were you and Kaiba talking about out there”, Yugi asked. “We were just yelling at each other because Kaiba was planning on trying to make you duel him again Yugi. Oh and Joey, he told me to tell you that you are a little dog and you can’t beat anyone. But that wasn’t from me. I think you are awesome”. Joey smiles, and then mumbles something about how Kaiba is the little lapdog and not him. “Tea, I think we should go now. We have school tomorrow and we still need to eat dinner”, I said to her. “Ok, that’s fine. See ya in school everyone”, she says.

The next day, I was on my way to lunch (Luckily, me and Tea don’t have the same classes or the same lunch, thank Ra) when I saw a bunch of girls crowding around something, or someone I should say. When I passed by them, I saw that they were crowding around Seto Kaiba. Great, I thought. I thought he wasn’t going to school anyways. Oh wait, I forgot, he does go to school occasionally. Work must be extremely boring, so he has to come to school. I really tried to walk past the girls (How many were there anyways and why were they flirting with MY boyfriend? Not like anyone knew or anything, but still he is MY man they are flirting with) when I heard my name being called. It was Seto, of course. He was trying to get away from the girls so he can try to talk to me again. “What do you want”, I asked. “Get me away from these crazy girls so I can have some space to myself”, he yelled. “Fine”, I said. I walk back towards the girls and start yelling. “Girls! You have to give the rich spoiled brat some space. He can’t breathe! Well like it matters, anyways.” I smirk as the girls walk away from him, one by one. “Thanks, Ruthie, you rock”, he told me as we were walking away. “No problem, but I am not saving your butt again”, I told him. “Wait, why are you following me now”? “Because I thought I was your boyfriend Ruthie.” “Yeah but do you want the whole school to know yet, Seto? Because Tea and Mokuba don’t even know yet.” “That’s true, but I don’t care anymore. I want to be seen with you so I don’t have to be chased by girls.” I smile and think, “Wow, he doesn’t like to be chased by a group of girls.” “Ok, I’ll be by your side now, Seto, as your girlfriend. But we need to tell Tea like now. Would you be able to get her out of class for a few minutes”? “Of course I can. Thanks for being such a great girlfriend, Ruthie”, he said. We skip lunch and head towards Tea’s class where Seto goes in and grabs her for a couple of minutes. “How the hell did you do that”, I ask him. “I’m Seto Kaiba, remember”? “Hehe, I know.” Tea comes out of the classroom. “What do you want Kaiba”, she asked. “Actually Tea, we both need to talk to you”, I said. I start to get nervous. “What is it, Ruthie”? “Um, Kaiba and I are together”. “WHAT?” “Yeah. Please don’t get mad at me, Tea.” “I’m not mad, I’m in shock. Kaiba, if you hurt her, I’m gonna hurt you. Understand”? “Yes”, Seto said. Tea walks back in her classroom.

“Want to go tell everyone now”, Seto asked. “Duh!” I said to him. We walk over to the cafeteria, hand in hand. Everyone turns to us in complete shock. I whisper to Seto “Maybe we shouldn’t be here.” “It’s ok Ruthie, don’t worry, you will be fine”, he tells me. Great, how am I supposed to NOT pass out on the floor when there is a bunch of crazy girls that I am sure that are going to attack me for taking one of the richest kids (and one of the cutest boys ever) in the entire city off the market? Seto sees the look on my face and he has to reassure me. We rush through the cafeteria, but as we were leaving, I heard a voice that yelled “Seto Kaiba’s going out with HER?” and “What’s so special about her?” and more importantly “How in the world did he get her to go out with him? He doesn’t date!” I start to freak out. As soon as we get outside, Seto pulls me into his arms and kisses me. I start to relax more. I start to smile after we pull apart. “I have some stuff to do at work, I’ll see you later tonight babe”, Seto says to me. “Ok. See you later.” He leaves and I head to my next class, excited for my date with Seto. Later that day, I head home from school when I hear some girls talking shit about how Kaiba deserves better than me and how I should go die in a hole. I think it’s pretty funny because I know that I am not a slut like they are and I like him for who he is and not for his money.

Tea was supposed to be walking with me, but she told me earlier that she was going over to Yugi’s after school with him. I head out of the school and I see Seto’s limo in front of the school. I smile. I was wondering why he was here until his limo driver came up to me. “Mr. Kaiba requires your presence in the limo and he said that you are getting a ride home”, the limo driver said. “Fine by me”, I said with a smile on my face. I walk over to the limo and get in. As I was getting into the limo, the same group of girls who were talking shit was watching me get into the limo. As I got in, I gave them a look that said “That’s right ladies; Seto Kaiba is picking me up in his limo. Don’t you wish you were me?” I shut the limo door and suddenly I’m pulled closer to Seto. As soon as he pulls me closer, we start to make out. After a few minutes, we pull apart. “Hello to you too, babe”, I said jokingly. Just then Mokuba spoke. When did he get into the limo? I didn’t see him. Oh, that’s right. He gets picked up in the limo too. “Ok you guys, I know that you are together, but could you please tone down the PDA”, Mokuba asked. “Sorry”, both Seto and I replied. The limo starts to move and we head back towards the house that me and Tea are sharing. Somehow, someone paid the house off so we wouldn’t have to pay for mortgage and the bills. To this day, I still don’t know who did that. We pull up to the house and I get out of the limo. Seto follows me. “Stay in the limo Mokuba, I won’t be long”, he tells his little brother. “Don’t take too long big brother, we need…” Seto cut him off. “Don’t say anything else. Ruthie can’t know until tonight”. “What”, I asked. “Nothing babe”. Mokuba closes the door to the limo. Seto and I head to the house. “I will see you tonight. I think that you are going to enjoy tonight”, he says. “Oh really”, I ask. He doesn’t answer me; instead he pulls my face towards his and kisses me softly. Before I could continue the kiss, he pulls away. “I will see you tonight, my love”. He walks away as I go into the house to reflect on what happened today. I sat in the house alone for a few hours until Tea showed up. She walked in the house with a smile on her face and with Yugi.

“Hey Ruthie, guess what”, she asked me. “Hey Yugi. What’s going on here Tea”, I said. Then I noticed that Tea and Yugi were holding hands. “OMG congrats”, I said. “Thanks”, Yugi said. “So how’d it happen?” “Well, he asked me out and I said yes”, Tea said. “We have a date tonight. What are you doing tonight, Ruthie?” “Well”, I said, “I also have a date tonight.” “With who”, Yugi asked. “With my boyfriend, Kaiba”. “Oh ok.” He sits there for a few seconds then realizes what I just said. “WHAT? YOU’RE DATING Seto Kaiba? You have got to be kidding me.” “She isn’t kidding you, Yugi. She really is dating him. Please stop being upset, you will ruin the date tonight”, Tea said. Yugi didn’t answer her. “Yugi, I know it’s hard, but Tea had some trouble accepting it too”, I said. “I can accept the fact that you are dating him, but why him? He’s our enemy Ruthie.” “I thought he was too, until I fell in love with him, Yugi. He makes me happy. You make Tea happy, don’t you?” “Well yes, but…” “But nothing. Kaiba makes me happy and you need to accept the fact that we are dating”. “Yugi, she’s kind of right”, Tea told him. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be mean like that Ruthie. If you are happy, then I will be happy for you”, Yugi said. “Thank you Yugi. That means a lot to me.” Tea went over to Yugi and gave him a big kiss. I looked away, wishing that was me and Seto. After they pulled apart, I gave Yugi a hug. “So, where are you going on your date Ruthie”, Tea asked me. “I don’t know yet. Seto won’t tell me and Mokuba was saying something about it until Kaiba told him not to say anything else. But he is coming to pick me up at seven tonight. So where are you two going tonight?” “Yugi’s taking me to an amusement park. If you excuse me, I need to go get ready. “Tea heads up to her room. “You’re not taking her to Kaiba Land, are you”, I ask Yugi. “Haha Ruthie, very funny. But to answer your question, no I am not taking her to Kaiba Land. There’s another one that I am taking her to”, he answered. “That’s great. I’m happy for you two. I look at the time. It’s about 4:30 pm. Tea comes out of her room and comes into the living room. She looks great, as usual. “Wow Tea, you look good”, Yugi said. I silently agree with him as I watch her go towards Yugi. “Thanks babe. You ready to go?” “Yeah, let’s go. We’ll see you later Ruthie.” “Have fun you two”, I said. “Tea, I’ll probably be back late, so when you get home can you make sure the door is locked and the coffee is made for tomorrow?” “Ok I will”, she said. “Have fun.” They leave and I close the door and lock it so I can get ready for my date with Seto.

Two hours later, I’m dressed in a really nice t-shirt and dress pants. My boyfriend never told me what to wear, or where we are going for that matter, so I just put on what I thought was appropriate. Tea called me and told me she’s spending the night with Yugi. Great! She’s gonna sleep with him. Her not coming home means that I have to do everything, as usual. She always does this when she leaves for the night. At least I will be home alone. A knock on the door interrupted my thoughts. “Great”, I mutter to myself. I look at the clock and it’s seven. Crap, Seto’s at the door. I unlock the door and let Seto in. “Hey Ruthie, are you ready”, he asked. “Yeah I’m ready. Let me get my keys and we can go.” I grab my keys, turn off the lights, lock the door and leave with Seto into his limo. We get in and as the limo takes off, Kaiba starts to talk. “First of all, you look amazing. You wore the perfect outfit for tonight.” I blush. “Thanks”, I say. “So do you want to know where you are going?” “Yeah I do. Where are we doing tonight?” “First, we are having dinner at my place, and then we are going to Kaiba Land for some fun. Here’s the best part; I made sure that we had the place to ourselves, so you can go on as many rides you can. After all of this, we are going to get some ice cream.” “That sounds like a lot of fun. Now I have a question for you. What did Mokuba mean when you guys had to get something?” “I didn’t want you to know what was going on yet. I had to get the park ready for you and the dinner.” “That makes a lot of sense then. Oh and you look absolutely amazing yourself.” Seto was wearing a black Affliction shirt with some black jeans; an outfit I’ve never seen before on him. He looked incredibly sexy and if I wasn’t thinking straight, I’d totally attack him right here in the limo. “Thanks.” The rest of the ride, we were quiet and I was quite surprised Seto didn’t have me close in his arms making out with me like he did earlier today. The limo came to a complete stop, and I was guessing we were here at his mansion. I’m nervous, and Seto could tell that. I started to get up and out of the limo when Seto stopped me. “Hold on, Ruthie. I just realized I forgot to do something.” He gets out of the limo and walks over to my side, opens the door, helps me out of the limo and pulls me close to his beautiful face and starts kissing me. I start to kiss back and as soon as I want to make the kiss deeper and more passionate, he pulls away. Damn it, that’s the second time he’s done that to me today! “Why’d you stop? I was enjoying that,” I tell him. He smirks. “I know that. It’s just that we need to go inside for dinner.” “Oh. Let’s go then.”



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