Yugioh the Dark Dimension – Duel 28

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I have many duties to do outside writing, so I must power through the last three odd chapters. Enjoy! 

Duel 28 – Spring Showers in December

Maya rose from bed; she got real tired of entering scenes by waking up. It was so lame the author even began a story with her main character waking up from bed. Maya hated being passive like that; that was how Maria should begin a scene. She took her time to explore her room because it was surreal: a hospital room so white it was like a generic afterlife scene in a movie. She noticed an ivee penetrated her arm and punched the port to make sure she was alive. ARGH! She was alive!

Maya wanted nothing more than to leave the hospital right now, but she was still weak, and the doctors would sedate her if she tried a “daring” escape anyway. So she sat down and watched a few channels from the small flat screen TV bolted to the ceiling. “Let’s see what went on in the world while I took a nap.” Maya mumbled to herself, turning on the news.

KAIBACORP AND INDUSTRIAL ILLUSSIONS CONTINUE COURT TRIALS
REPORTER 1: “Good morning New Yorkers! I am Dave and this is Susan. We continue our story where Seto Kaiba and Pegasus Crawford, leaders of the two biggest corporate giants of the gaming world, are continuing to undergo a tidal wave of lawsuits following the 13th Battle City World Championship. Their prosecutors, including Amnesty International, the United Nations, and grieving parents of deceased duelists, are charging them with violations of international law and crimes against humanity. Susan, can you fill us in on the details?”

REPORTER 2: “Certainly. According to Ali Treki, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Kaiba and Mr. Pegasus purposefully hosted their tournament in war torn Egypt to generate controversy and boost ratings, a trick commonly performed in reality television. There is nothing quite like a gladiator death match, at least that is what Mr. Kaiba and Mr. Pegasus thought. But was all the death and turmoil in Egypt worth it? We now turn to Hernandez de Istulto, expert economist, President of the Cato Institute, and pioneering investor of BitCoin.”

ECONOMIST: “Thank you, Susan. As of now, the exact motives of Mr. Kaiba and Mr. Pegasus are still unknown to us. Their behavior defies any good judgment of rational self-interest. Yes, as you said, they obtained controversy (i.e. attention), boosted ratings, and gained huge widespread appeal from duelists around the world, but at what cost! Surely, such a speculation had too high risk and too little reward.”

REPORTER 2: “Do you think their behavior reflects the huge boom and bust of the 2008 economic crisis? They seemed to have so few restrictions on their power, it’s as if they became deluded and thought themselves free of consequences.”

ECONOMIST: “No, no, no. A benefit to the corporation benefits the economy. It improves the competitive process that improves the individual and is inherent to such a good economy. Mr. Kaiba and Mr. Pegasus are the best businessmen in their field. It is unlikely they would endanger their businesses so recklessly: it defies rationality.”

REPORTER 1: “Thank you for your contribution, de Istulto. Now we turn to Jeremy for an eye-witness account of the trial at hand.”

CORRESPONDANT: “Thanks again, Dave. We see a massive crowd of people surrounding the courthouse at this moment. OOF! OUCH! They’re practically bulldozing past me right now. Hey, you there! What brings you to witness this occasion?”

PROTESTER: “We are protesting KaibaCorp and Industrial Illusions for their corporate greed and crimes against humanity. Did you know that Kaiba uses slave labor in Taiwan to make duel disks?”

CORRESPONDENT: “No, I did not know that. Are any duelists protesting right now?”

PROTESTER: “Well, you should know! I am a duelist. Sadly, there are a small number of duelists – they’re the basement-dwelling type – who defends Kaiba and Pegasus. They claim Political Correctness has gone mad and gamers are facing censorship from journalists.”

CORRESPONDENT: “Who are these people?”

PROTESTER: “As I said, basement-dwellers. That’s why you’ve never heard of them.”

CORRESPONDENT: “So why bother telling me about them?”

PROTESTER: “Maybe too much time on the Internet distorts your sense of reality.”

CORRESPONDENT: “I’ll say!”

REPORTER 1: “There you have it folks, on-the-ground action from Jeremy. He’ll be live in the court house right after this commercial break.”

Maya found herself enraptured in the details of these strange events, when a nurse came to her room, speaking. “Oh, thank goodness you’re awake! I never thought I’d see the day! You have visitors.”

Maya shut the TV off. All her friends quickly arrived. Everyone cried in excitement and hugged each other in a moment of pure joy, one that once in a blue moon. – Even Rex and Weevil came all the way from Japan! And Mathias came to check her out too!

“Thank God you came back!” Mathias exulted in prayer; while Yukio explained to Maya she was in a coma for three months. Maya looked dumb in surprise, and Yukio told her it was indeed true.

Everyone exchanged gifts, and Maya received first edition prints of all the link monsters she used in the tournament; a consolation Pegasus gave to all finalists after the tournament, monster cards printed before their official release. Likewise, Pegasus, being a man of his word, gave Maya a check of 2 million dollars. Maya held her prizes, astonished; she struggled so hard to earn the prize money, and it sat in her hands, all of it.

But Maya felt a deep guilt. She had paid for her prize in blood, not just her blood, but Matthew’s blood, the Ghouls’ blood, the blood of every other duelist who died. Yet she felt a weird kind of excitement knowing she fought such an epic battle and triumphed in the end, almost smelling the blood of her enemies on the cards, arousing her the way a shark becomes when smelling its prey. But the guilt remained.

Maya pushed away her prizes, and she was almost about to destroy them when Mathias stopped her. He spoke very sternly, “I know how you feel but destroy your prizes and everyone would have died in vain. Maximus and me lost our dearest family when we accepted our divine gifts and became Saints. We chose to use our gifts to aid the world. You must do the same.”

Yukio comforted Maya by putting his hand on her shoulder. “Look, if a Catholic is telling you not to feel guilty, maybe you shouldn’t.”

Maya listened to reason, something she didn’t do often. “I hope Stella is fine, back in Iceland with her family and comrades. Maybe I’ll finally see my dad; maybe he’ll be nice since I don’t depend on him anymore. Yes, that would be very nice.”

Everyone became dark and solemn in look, and Maya, looking at them, knew all too well what it meant; she knew happiness never last long, least of all with her. She asked what their saturnine looks meant, and Sophia answered, “Stella and Hannibal became brain dead soon after you won. You’re father died while you were in a coma.”

Maya shivered; the room seemed to become frigid. She really loved Stella, despite everything that happened between them, while she had no idea how to feel about her father. He ruined Maya’s entire childhood and the scars he left behind darkened her character and her life forevermore. He was the source of all the evil in Maya’s life, but that evil was all she had, and now the evil died she might as well fall through the floor. Maya instinctively touched her abdomen, feeling the substantial bump in it. What was this?

“You’re pregnant.” Sophia said joyously as Yukio clasped Maya’s hand, and Maya clasped his. Maya had no idea what to do or even how to feel for the hundredth time this year.

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Seto Kaiba and Pegasus Crawford underwent their trail for months on end but a solution was met at last, and the news all too eagerly reported on it.

KAIBACORP AND INDUSTRIAL ILLUSSIONS BAIL OUT
REPORTER 1: “Good morning New Yorkers! I am Dave and this is Susan. Today a major development occurred in the lawsuit against Mr. Seto Kaiba and Mr. Pegasus Crawford. The two CEOs were charged for twenty years prison and their companies charged with 3 billion dollars, but both were recently bailed out. Susan, if you may fill us in on the details.”

SUSAN: “Of course, Dave. The various businesses partners of KaibaCorp and Industrial Illusions; including Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google, even NASA, paid the bailouts for Seto Kaiba and Pegasus Crawford. They also saved both companies from bankruptcy, but the heavy cost of the weighty lawsuit was enough to send thousands of employees out of work.

“Yet there could be more to this story. WikiLeaks has just disclosed a document between the American CIA, the Pentagon, Industrial Illusions, and Kaibacorp, which concerns a KaibaCorp blueprint for building a space station linked to the earth by an elevator. Why would Mr. Kaiba, after disbanding his father’s military operations when he inherited the company, want to return to military projects? What is the end of such designs? Could Kaiba have made a deal with the devil? – Hold on, I just received a letter at my desk. What do you mean I’m fired!?”

REPORTER 1: “Oh ho ho! Someone was unprofessional for a moment there! In other news, another sex tape of the Kardassians was released online, where it has been shared all across the Internet. Uh oh! Looks like somebody forgot to make sure what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas!”

In either case, life rolled on as usual on all corners of the globe. Maya spent the next few months settling her affairs, boring chores leaving scarce time to spend with her friends. Not drinking or smoking pot for nine months due to her pregnancy was the least of her inconveniences. She first paid back all her debts so she would not evicted, but later sold her scant Chicago apartment to buy well-to-do quarters in the upper east side, a place she wanted to live in since forever. Then, she judiciously donated her prize money to charities and research projects she deemed best. – She did not give Amnesty International one damn sent. She canvassed for them before. She knew what those pricks were like.

Maya then moved from matters of the world to address matters of the spirit. She visited Iceland so as to aid Stella’s grieving family pay for the funeral expenses, but the family rejected all her money and spat in her face. Maya accepted their rebuke, and did not punch them in the face as she would otherwise do, as she was dealing with grief herself. She was now an orphan, just like Kaiba. “Eh, at least I wasn’t adopted.” Maya joked to herself while traveling back to New York.

Paying for her father’s funeral was a far easier task. For one, Maya did not have to deal with any family issues. Both her father’s and mother’s parents disowned their offspring when the children married out of wedlock, and Maya was glad of the fact for the first time in her life. Two families made of such bigoted fools did not deserve to attend her father’s funeral.

Maya made it a simple affair, inviting no one but Yukio, JC, and Jolene to the Long Island Cemetery. Mathias had long returned to Ireland; Rex and Weevil to Japan; and Sophia to Pegasus’ home in Las Vegas, only to pack her bags and move out to God knows where. Maya and her friends lowering her father in the grave themselves – Maya insisted on it – There, mother and father would remain together while their child, free from their grasping shadows, would live and die far away, where they could not reach her. Their simple tombstones read thus:

ALEXANDER BOZUSLOWSKY
OCT. 17, 1956 – SEPT. 25, 2009 

SHARBAT ALI
NOV. 19, 1962 – JUN 30, 1997 

A grim but interesting fact: Maya buried her father on her twenty-third birthday: Dec. 15, 2009. Maya had been so busy attending to other affairs; she paid the morticians to leave her poor father’s corpse a mummy pumped with formaldehyde and frozen in an ice chamber, in part to exact futile revenge on the man who once was. Her father made her alone from everyone else and forced her to wait for years to undo the damage he did to her, a process Maya would never finish. Thus, Maya made him wait, alone and frozen, before granting him the right to rest with his wife in peace.

JC put flowers on the grave, Jolene put precious drawings she made when a child, Yukio read a poem (or song) he wrote for this moment, and as he recited his work a small shower of rain gently fell on the small party: as if it was spring. Then sun refused to leave as he usually does as the solstice draws near; instead he cast his light on the world with all his might.

Tyrant men flaunt all their great might
Then die, forsaking their rights
To the earth, once in lovely gold,
Entombs them in dark wintry cold.

The sun, ever giving, returns
As meek flowers grow from bones,
As Spring’s gentle rainy showers
Nurtures young, yearning Sunflowers.

The gods have died; not one shall rise
To wipe the tears from my eyes,
But our strong hearts burn and glinter;
We alone bring Spring to Winter.

The gentle rain had washed all the dirt from the two tombstones away. With clean hearts and clear minds, the friends returned to life and celebrated the future with dance and play that day.

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Yugioh the New Gospel of Truth (Part 7)

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Takahashi released a book called the Gospel of Truth. It has a pretentious name but all it did was give character profiles. It gives basic information about them like their age, height, date of birth, deck they use, and win and loss rates. I will do a similar thing, giving profiles for all of my characters in Season 2, except I will go into more detail over their dueling styles and basic personalities as creative beings. I divided all my characters into separate groups and will post one group a day so readers won’t get overwhelmed.

OTHER DUELISTS 

CHARACTER PROFILE FOR MARIA
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Essentials
Name:                             Maria Wight
Creative Spirit:             Inner Strength, Light
Play Style:                      Power
Specialized Decks:       Normal Monster, Blue Eyes, Other Dragon Decks
Occupations:                 Professional duelist
Ka Spirit:                        Blue Eyes White Dragon
Favorite Monster:        Blue Eyes White Dragon
Duelist Rank:                 8 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                    English

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   19 February 1986
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 22 Month 2 Year -26
Height:                                1.70m (5’7”)
Weight:                               48k (107 lbs)
Blood Type:                        AB-
Favorite Food:                   None
Least Favorite Food:        None
Portrayed by:                     Amanda Seyfried

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR AKIRA
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Essentials
Name:                              Ryu Akira
Creative Spirit:              Power
Play Style:                       Boss Monster
Specialized Decks:        Qliphort
Occupations:                  Professional duelist
Ka Spirit:                          Apoqliphort Towers
Favorite Monster:         Apoqliphort Towers
Duelist Rank:                  7 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                     Japanese

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   31 August 1990
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 19 Month 9 Year -22
Height:                                1.68m (5’6”)
Weight:                               54k (119 lbs)
Blood Type:                        A+
Favorite Food:                   Sushi
Least Favorite Food:        Fish
Portrayed by:                     Masataka Kubota

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR MICHAEL
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Essentials
Name:                              Michael Gould
Creative Spirit:             Elegance
Play Style:                       Boss Monster
Specialized Decks:        Shaddoll
Occupations:                  Professional duelist
Ka Spirit:                         Shadoll Construct
Favorite Monster:         Shadoll Construct
Duelist Rank:                 7 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                    Canadian

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   16 October 1980
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 9 Month 11 Year -32
Height:                                1.83m (6’0”)
Weight:                               75k (165 lbs)
Blood Type:                        O-
Favorite Food:                   Steak
Least Favorite Food:        Green Beans
Portrayed by:                     Chris Evans

Yugioh the New Gospel of Truth (Part 6)

gospel_of_truth

Takahashi released a book called the Gospel of Truth. It has a pretentious name but all it did was give character profiles. It gives basic information about them like their age, height, date of birth, deck they use, and win and loss rates. I will do a similar thing, giving profiles for all of my characters in Season 2, except I will go into more detail over their dueling styles and basic personalities as creative beings. I divided all my characters into separate groups and will post one group a day so readers won’t get overwhelmed.

STELLA’S TEAM

CHARACTER PROFILE FOR STELLA
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Essentials
Name:                            Svanhildur Minervudottir, “Stella”
Creative Spirit:
Play Style:                     Floater, Field Control
Specialized Decks:      Yang Zing, Dragunity, Dragon Ruler
Occupations:                 Professional duelist
Ka Spirit:                        Light and Darkness Dragon
Favorite Monster:        Parent Seahorse
Duelist Rank:                9 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                   Icelandic

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):    14 February 1986
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 17 Month 2 Year -26
Height:                                1.72m (5’8”)
Weight:                               57k (126 lbs)
Blood Type:                        A+
Favorite Food:                   Grilled Chicken
Least Favorite Food:        Hot Dogs
Portrayed by:                     Elizabeth Winstead

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR WILLOW
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Essentials
Name:                           Arnbjorg Jonsdottir, “Willow”
Creative Spirit:           Aggression, Tempest
Play Style:                    Swarm
Specialized Decks:    Black Wing, Harpy Lady, Raid Raptor
Occupations:               Professional duelist
Ka Spirit:                       Dark Simorgh
Favorite Monster:      Genex Ally Birdman
Duelist Rank:               7 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                  Icelandic

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   23 July 1988
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 8 Month 8 Year -24
Height:                               1.72m (5’8”)
Weight:                              53k (117 lbs)
Blood Type:                       A-
Favorite Food:                  None
Least Favorite Food:       Peanut Butter (is allergic to it)
Portrayed by:                    Saoirse Ronan

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR STELLA’S OTHER TEAM MATES

Poppy
Name:                          “Poppy”
Creative Spirit:          Bigness, Nurture
Play Style:                   Floater, Life Increase
Specialized Decks:    Agent, Fiary Life Increase, Cockadoodledoo
Duelist Rank:              7 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                 Icelandic
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   14 May 1983
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 22 Month 5 Year -29

Luca
Name:                          “Luca”
Creative Spirit:          Glass Cannon, The Invisible
Play Style:                   Control
Specialized Decks:    Nekroz, Ice Barrier, Frog
Duelist Rank:              7 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                  Icelandic
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   23 June 1992
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 6 Month 7 Year -20

Dahlia
Name:                          “Dahlia”
Creative Spirit:          Earthquake, Seismic Shifts
Play Style:                   Power, Control
Specialized Decks:    Koa’ki Meiru, Tramid, Other Rock Decks
Duelist Rank:              7 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                 Icelandic
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   20 November 1985
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 16 Month 12 Year -27

Yugioh the New Gospel of Truth (Part 5)

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Takahashi released a book called the Gospel of Truth. It has a pretentious name but all it did was give character profiles. It gives basic information about them like their age, height, date of birth, deck they use, and win and loss rates. I will do a similar thing, giving profiles for all of my characters in Season 2, except I will go into more detail over their dueling styles and basic personalities as creative beings. I divided all my characters into separate groups and will post one group a day so readers won’t get overwhelmed.

HIGHER POWERS

CHARACTER PROFILE FOR GERNAND
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Essentials
Name:                          Gernand
Creative Spirit:          Greed, Death
Occupation:                ???
Ka Spirit:                      ???
Nationality:                 French

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   2 June 1761
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 13, Month 6, Year -251
Height:                                2.0m (6’7”)
Weight:                               227k (500 lbs)
Blood Type:                        ???
Favorite Food:                   ???
Least Favorite Food:        ???
Portrayed by:                     Tim Pigott-Smith 

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR XIAOYI
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Essentials
Name:                          Wen Xiaoyi
Creative Spirit:          Darkness
Play Style:                   ???
Specialized Decks:    ???
Occupation:                ???
Ka Spirit:                      Darkness Vampire Dragon
Favorite Monster:      None
Duelist Rank:               10 (Master Duelist)
Nationality:                  American, Chinese

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   11 December, 1983
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 9, Month 13, Year -29
Height:                                1.6m (5’3”)
Weight:                               51k (113 lbs)
Blood Type:                        O-
Favorite Food:                   raw meat
Least Favorite Food:        none
Portrayed by:                     Jing Tian

Yugioh the New Gospel of Truth (Part 4)

gospel_of_truth

Takahashi released a book called the Gospel of Truth. It has a pretentious name but all it did was give character profiles. It gives basic information about them like their age, height, date of birth, deck they use, and win and loss rates. I will do a similar thing, giving profiles for all of my characters in Season 2, except I will go into more detail over their dueling styles and basic personalities as creative beings. I divided all my characters into separate groups and will post one group a day so readers won’t get overwhelmed.

THE GHOULS

CHARACTER PROFILE FOR MATTHEW
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Essentials
Name:                          Matthew Rafael Carter
Creative Spirit:          Divine Law
Play Style:                    Power, Boss Monster
Specialized Decks:    Hieratic, Lightsworn, Fairy, Dragon
Occupation:                 Heir to Carter Family Business
Ka Spirit:                      Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8
Favorite Monster:      Judgment Dragon
Duelist Rank:              9 (Expert Duelist)
Nationalities:              American, Cuban

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   14 June, 1986
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 25, Month 6, Year -26
Height:                                1.75m (5’9”)
Weight:                               66k (145 lbs)
Blood Type:                        A-
Favorite Food:                   foie gras
Least Favorite Foods:      fast food
Portrayed by:                     Ryan Reynolds

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR ALEXIS
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Essentials
Name:                          Alexis Burkeheart
Creative Spirit:          Winter, Elegance
Play Style:                   Control
Specialized Decks:   Masked Hero, Nekroz
Occupation:                Professional Duelist
Ka Spirit:                     Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Favorite Monster:     Nekroz of Trishula
Duelist Rank:              8 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                 American

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   5 June, 1980
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 16, Month 6, Year -32
Height:                               1.73m (5’8”)
Weight:                              56k (123 lbs)
Blood Type:                       O-
Favorite Food:                  chocolate cheesecake
Least Favorite Foods:     spinach
Portrayed by:                    Eva Green

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR HEISHIN
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Essentials
Name:                          Heishin Mubarak
Creative Spirit:          Immensity, Dominance
Occupations:             General of the Egyptian Armed Forces, President of Egypt
Ka Spirit:                     Gate Guardian
Nationality:                Egyptian

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   4 May 1948
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 12 Month 5 Year -64
Height:                               1.85m (6’1”)
Weight:                              83k (183 lbs)
Blood Type:                       O+
Favorite Food:                  koshary
Least Favorite Food:       meat
Portrayed by:                    Ghassan Massoud

Yugioh the New Gospel of Truth (Part 3)

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Takahashi released a book called the Gospel of Truth. It has a pretentious name but all it did was give character profiles. It gives basic information about them like their age, height, date of birth, deck they use, and win and loss rates. I will do a similar thing, giving profiles for all of my characters in Season 2, except I will go into more detail over their dueling styles and basic personalities as creative beings. I divided all my characters into separate groups and will post one group a day so readers won’t get overwhelmed.

THE SAINTS

PROFILE FOR MATHIAS
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Essentials
Name:                             Mathias Blackheart
Creative Spirit:             Faith and Fury
Play Style:                      Psychological Warfare
Specialized Decks:       Horus/Dimension, Noridic Gods, Spirits
Occupations:                  Saint, owner of Game Sanctuary
Ka Spirit:                         Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8
Favorite Monster:         Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8
Duelist Rank:                 10 (Master Duelist)
Nationalities:                 Irish, American

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):  19 June 1898
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 2 Month 7 Year -114
Height:                               1.78m (5’10”)
Weight:                              93k (205 lbs)
Blood Type:                       O+
Favorite Food:                   All, but especially buffalo chicken pizza
Least Favorite Food:        None
Portrayed by:                     Matthew Hall

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PROFILE FOR MAXIMUS
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Essentials
Name:                             Maximus Clay
Creative Spirit:             Faith and Love
Play Style:                      Power and Control with Warriors
Specialized Decks:      Six Samurai, Noble Knights, Artifacts, Utopia
Occupations:                 Saint, owner of Game Sanctuary
Ka Spirit:                        Swordswoman Crusader
Favorite Monster:        Grandmaster of the Six Samurai
Duelist Rank:                10 (Master Duelist)
Nationalities:                 Irish, American

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   18 September 1901
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 9 Month 10 Year -111
Height:                               1.6m (5’3”)
Weight:                              57k (125 lbs)
Blood Type:                       A+
Favorite Food:                  Roast Chicken
Least Favorite Food:       Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Portrayed by:                    Matt Damon

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PROFILE FOR IVY
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Essentials
Name:                             Ivy Clay
Creative Spirit:             Faith and Charity
Play Style:                      Swarm, OTK
Specialized Decks:      Madolche, Shadoll, Frost and Flame
Occupations:                Saint, owner of Game Sanctuary
Ka Spirit:                        Frost and Flame Dragon
Favorite Monster:        Light and Darkness Dragon
Duelist Rank:                10 (Master Duelist)
Nationalities:                Irish, American

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   27 February 1986
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 2 Month 3 Year -26
Height:                               1.72m (5’8”)
Weight:                              68k (150 lbs)
Blood Type:                       B+
Favorite Food:                  Grilled Chicken
Least Favorite Food:       Hot Dogs
Portrayed by:                     Amy Adams

Yugioh the New Gospel of Truth (Part 2)

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Takahashi released a book called the Gospel of Truth. It has a pretentious name but all it did was give character profiles. It gives basic information about them like their age, height, date of birth, deck they use, and win and loss rates. I will do a similar thing, giving profiles for all of my characters in Season 2, except I will go into more detail over their dueling styles and basic personalities as creative beings. I divided all my characters into separate groups and will post one group a day so readers won’t get overwhelmed.

THE CREW (CONTINUED)

CHARACTER PROFILE FOR JC

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Essentials
Name:                           Jeffrey Cade, “JC”
Creative Spirit:          Power, Domination
Play Style:                    Power
Specialized Decks:     High Level, Machine
Occupations:               Professional duelist, leader of Team Dark Duelists
Ka Spirit:                      Ancient Gear Golem
Favorite Monster:      Number 81: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Superior Dora
Duelist Rank:               8 (Expert Duelist)
Nationality:                  American

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   20 February 1985
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):    Day 23 Month 2 Year -27
Height:                               1.82m (6’0”)
Weight:                              136k (300 lbs)
Blood Type:                       O+
Favorite Food:                 cheeseburger
Least Favorite Food:      none
Portrayed by:                   Anthony Anderson

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR JOLENE

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Essentials
Name:                          Jolene Summers
Creative Spirit:         Beauty, Life, Serendipity
Play Style:                   Stall, Lock
Specialized Decks:    Alternate Win Condition
Occupations:               Graphic designer, sells crafts on Etsy, weed dealer
Ka Spirit:                       Lunalight Cat Dancer
Favorite Monster:       Lunalight Cat Dancer
Duelist Rank:                6 (Skillful Duelist)
Nationality:                   American

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   13 September 1987
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):   Day 4 Month 10 Year -25
Height:                              1.6m (5’3”)
Weight:                             52k (113 lbs)
Blood Type:                     AB+
Favorite Food:                cookie dough
Least Favorite Food:     shrimp (is allergic to it)
Portrayed by:                   Zooey Deschanel

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CHARACTER PROFILE FOR HASSAN

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Essentials
Name:                          Hassan Mubarak
Creative Spirit:          Farsight
Occupations:              General of the Egyptian Armed Forces, new president of Egypt
Ka Spirit:                     Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys
Nationality:                Egyptian

Physical
Date of Birth
(Gregorian Calendar):   18 December 1990
Date of Birth
(13 Month Calendar):     Day 16 Month 13 Year -22
Height:                               1.8m (5’11”)
Weight:                              65k (144 lbs)
Blood Type:                       B+
Favorite Food:                  koshary
Least Favorite Food:       meat
Portrayed by:                    Oscar Isaac

Yugioh Journey Through Kemet – Table of Contents

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A user from the Pojo Forums named Aarikku suggested I posted a summary and table of contents of my work to make it more popular. I did it for my very first fanfic, Yugioh City of Dreams. Now I am doing it for my second, Yugioh Journey Through Kemet (Both went by different names.) I gave every chapter some revision to make the story better. My writing was much more awkward back in the day.

Edited all chapters. Summary of story here:

Prologue

Heishin, a power hungry general makes a deal with the Devil to get dark magical powers.

Duel 1

Heishin takes over Egypt. His sissy son, Hassan, escapes.

Duel 2

Maya and Jolene go to a rave dance party in Chicago. They get drunk.

Duel 3

Maya fucks up her exhibition duel the way Eminem fucked up his rap battle at the start of 8 Mile.

Duel 4

Hassan finds Maya in jail, sends her to Iceland. He thinks she’s special because he dreamed about her. Maya and Yukio meet their friendly rival Stella and her teammates. They add a girl named Sophia to their crew to make their own team.

Duel 5 

Matthew makes a deal with the Devil to get magic powers too.

Duel 6

Kaiba and Pegasus host a 12 day tournament in Egypt. Egypt is a dictatorship in a state of chaos, you say? Makes better ratings!

Duel 7

The team goes to Egypt! Maya has her first duel with Seeker, that one guy who used an Exodia Deck.

Duel 8

Maya pwns Seeker.

Duel 9

Maya pwns a pathetic drug addict because she’s cheaper than Mr. Krabs.

Duel 10

Stella and her lesbian life partner Willow duel Yukio and Sophia in a tag team duel. The Saints (Mathias, Maximus, and Ivy), a team of weirdos who love buffalo chicken pizza, call dibs on dueling the winning team.

Duel 11

Sophia feels down because she’s a shrinking violet with self-confidence issues. Her teammates give her a pep talk and she proceeds to decimate her opponents.

Duel 12

The Saints pwn Maya and Yukio.

Duel 13

Pegasus flirts with Kaiba over tea and crumpets. The Saints invite our emo heroes to eat buffalo chicken pizza.

Duel 14

Ghouls turn Assiut into a rave dance party. They kidnap Akira, some annoying Weebo, and Sophia.

Duel 15

Umbra and Lumis, those two annoying Ghouls who are always together, force Akira to duel Maya. Akira is tasteless enough to run Turbo Towers, so Maya makes a quick example of him.

Duel 16

Alexis, Matthew’s abused girlfriend, duels Yukio. Alexis is tasteless enough to run Nekroz, so Yukio pwns her.

Duel 17

Bandit Keith is now a Ghoul. He cheats to beat Sophia in a duel and tries to rape her.

Duel 18

Not every duelist survived the Ghouls’ rave dance party, so the survivors stick together in a village. Maya gets angry and jealous over lily white Sophia getting so much sympathy. Yukio calls Maya a bitch. Maya calls Yukio a failed manchild. All three make up by the end of the chapter.

Duel 19

Yukio duels Weevil, also known as bug boy.

Duel 20

Yukio squashes bug boy.

Duel 21

Maya duels Rex, also known as dino dork.

Duel 22 

Maya tears dino dork a new cloaca.

Duel 23

Sophia duels Mathias, the wannabe walking meme generator.

Duel 24

Sophia turns Mathias into a lolcow.

Duel 25

Hassan grows a pair and goes back to Egypt to give his country back to the people.

Duel 26

Maya and Yukio get down but you can’t see any of it because 4Kids.

Duel 27

Ghouls commence rave dance party #2 in Luxor.

Duel 28

Back in Chicago, two Ghouls invite Jolene and JC to the rave dance party. Jolene and JC say no.

Duel 29

Seeker tries to beat Mathias. Dies.

Duel 30

Maya and Yukio, Yugioh’s best dysfunctional couple by far, duel Umbra and Lumis. They get into a catfight and nearly lose.

Duel 31 

Maya and Yukio divorce… then get back together to pwn Umbra and Lumis.

Duel 32

Keith tries to rape Sophia again. Sophia has enough and rapes him instead.

Duel 33

Heishin kidnaps Maya and pushes her down a pit to get the story’s MacGuffin. Fails.

Duel 34

Maya lies at the bottom of a pit for 3 days contemplating suicide. She decides to be the next Messiah instead.

Duel 35

After escaping a deep, dirty pit, Maya takes a hot bath and gets some well-needed nap time. Hassan, the Saints, and Maya go to Cairo to defeat Heishin. The Saints beat up Matthew and Alexis because those two little prep school shits are more annoying than Jaden is. Maya shoots Heishin in the head.

Duel 36 (Post merged, so it has 2 chapters.) 

Maya feels bad about killing a cruel dictator, an action that saved thousands of lives. Hassan, tired of everyone’s bullshit, sends all duelists to the airport to deport them. Our heroes get back together to get ready for the finals.

Dream Diary – Extinction of Homo Sapiens

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In a dream I saw the fate of the whole human race. 3 billion years from now we are all in the program of a giant supercomputer. At this point humans have long lost flesh and blood bodies. Now they all live in a virtual world, which is a hyper dimension of sorts that encompasses all human states and all areas of human history.

Even this is an understatement as each human in the program is a superhuman that transcends our human understanding. They can create their own dimensions and worlds. Some of these superhumans live alone, pleasuring themselves. Some live as partners or small groups. Others live in whole societies. And they know about each other and can contact each other instantly. They do whatever they like.

Several gods or overlords supervise all dimensions and the supercomputer that runs them all. I notice a woman among them. In this dream she was very dear to me and I saw her many times in many episodes of the dream. She eventually became one of the gods of the supercomputer. And I wonder if I was in the supercomputer throughout the entire dream. Am I in a supercomputer while awake too?

The supercomputer is not their master but it does rule them in a sense. The gods must keep creating better programs in order to sustain the supercomputer and all human beings. If they can’t, the system will crash. Each time the gods create a better program the more it takes the run it, the more difficult it will be to create a better program, and the less time they will have to do so. We humans keep accelerating. This is the dangerous end result.

The computer gives the gods 8.0000037148923654189 seconds create a better program to sustain it and all human beings. The gods can’t and panic. The computer, unable to maintain the gods and all the other human beings deletes them all instantly. Unable to maintain itself, the computer crashes and dies. The entire process takes about 10 seconds. This is the end of our species.

Yugioh Children of Prometheus 2: Duel 35 – Settling in Haran

DAY 11 : 6:18 AM : LUXOR

Our remaining heroes felt great pain over the loss of their friend. Yukio, Sophia, and the Saints, knowing Maya was captures, spend three days looking for her, scouring over the barren deserts of Egypt. They found no sign of her.

Our heroes had no choice but to accept that she died. Mathias suggested they mark a cross over the bank of the Nile overseeing the rising sun. Yukio objected, saying Maya was like JC, an edgy atheist who wanted a violent, glorious death. They met a compromise; Yukio secured a large line leaf over a mound of rocks. The pine leaf symbolized immortality to both the Old and the New faiths, the New indebted to the Old.

Yukio, Sophia, and the Saints made a silent prayer for their fallen friend – which broke as disturbed tourists fled Luxor as if they ran from the plague. “What in Ra’s name?” Yukio asked an American woman fleeing with her little boy what happened. The mother screeched of a dirty, crazy, naked woman running shamelessly across the desert. “I did not pay my health insurance to have my child scarred for the rest of his life!” The soccer mom declared. “I will sue Trafalgar Tours for damages as soon as I return home!”

“Sweet Irish Jesus bless my immortal soul! Miracles do happen!” Mathias pointed at a naked woman caked with dirt laboring her way across the desert, too weak to walk but plodding on as hard as she could. She sometimes stopped to dance with joy in the warm sun.

She rushed towards Yukio and Sophia, they ran after her, embracing each other in gratitude. Their friend was alive! Maya devoured Yukio in kisses and kissed Sophia on her cheeks and forehead. She plucked the pine leaf from the stone mound and tore it to pieces. “I’m not dead yet you idiots!” She collapsed on the ground, almost ready to lose her consciousness.

The Saints dispatched for a medical team while Yukio and Sophia offered her food, which she devoured like a wild animal. They took Maya to have a thorough bath and gave her light, bright clothes so she may be clean again. Nurses and a doctor arrived to put her in bed, test her blood sugar levels, put many bandages on her scratches and burns, and put an IV in her arm. Maya didn’t really care as she easily fell to sleep, resting as a mummy in its tomb.

DAY 11 : 7:34 PM : LUXOR

Maya slept for a total of thirteen hours. During that time Yukio and Sophia planned what would happen in the finals. They decided to meet during the sunset of the twelfth day, which would be tomorrow. They called Jolene and JC, telling them the good news, and rejoiced when they returned good news to them. Jolene recovered in a hospital and returned to JC’s apartment in Chicago. The Ghouls were nowhere to be seen, but neither was Xiaoyi to their puzzlement.

Hassan meanwhile, with the assistance of Heishin’s former general, gathered his troops in Luxor. They planned to invade the capitol building late at night. Hassan humbly requested if the Saints would help them to which Mathias nodded. Heishin had more than an army. He had occult powers too.

Yukio and Sophia, who sat by Maya as she slept, were surprised when she woke from her huge slumber. Maya beaconed for her friends to come closer. “I met God.”

Yukio and Sophia crept to her bedside. “And?”

“She’s black.”

Yukio laughed, nearly shoving her off the bed as he pushed her in jest. “Really?”

“Well, no. He’s really a neck beard who plays World of Warcraft and posts on Reddit. His name is Orochi the Basement Dweller. I swear.” And she spoke of the Yugioh dimensions and how everyone was a character in a five novel series. She turned to the audience, saying, “Hey, you reading this! You know I’m right!”

“Did your head crack when you fell?” Yukio said to her. “Who are you talking to?”

“The audience.”

Yukio threw his hands up in the air. “Whatever. I think you just got stoned and forgot about it.” He and Sophia gave Maya more food to each, which she ate enthusiastically, and briefed her on their plans. While she was asleep they entered their Millennium Item Cards into the Duelist Network database, which told them the location of the finals. At ten o’clock at night sharp, a special jet would arrive at the Cairo Airport. The people at the gate would not accept tickets and would only allow eight duelists with Millennium Item Cards. Only one person per team could come.

Our heroes became gloomy. It meant they would be separated; one of them would go alone to fight the final battle with Matthew, who would be there as surely as the sun rises to the sky. They overheard Hassan speaking with Matthew. They would invade Heishin’s army tonight. Maya started to get up but Yukio pushed her back in bed, saying to her, “Don’t you even think about it. You can’t even control your Ka let alone fight him.”

“But I can, at least when in huge danger.” But Maya’s objections were quickly silenced. Yukio would not let his love risk getting killed again.

Mathias gestured Yukio and Sophia to follow him. He briefed them on the protocol. If they would not fight they would stay in the village, far away from any large cities. Was that understood? The two nodded. Mathias patted them on the back. “Take care.” The Saints, Hassan, and his troops jumped on jeeps and armored vans and began their drive to the capitol.

Yukio and Sophia returned to the small bedroom to check on their friend only to see the bed was empty. Maya sneaked out at the first opportunity. Her IV chord lay on the floor as she had torn it off to escape.

Yukio felt a deep sinking feeling in his stomach. “Oh no.” Why didn’t she ever listen to him? How could one person be so stubborn and perverse? And he thought he was a crazy rock star!

Sophia hugged him. “She did the right thing. She’ll make it. I know she will.”

DAY 11 : 10:45 PM : CAIRO

Heishin sat in the President’s chair in his office, tense as a man in the Hall of Judgment. Matthew and Alexis stood opposite to him across the desk while Xiaoyi oversaw his conduct from behind. Xiaoyi crafted the perfect plan for Heishin to crush his rivals and take his son back to his camp where he belonged. Everything was set. Xiaoyi set a spell on his soldiers so they would strike at the right time.

Meanwhile, Hassan, the Saints, Maya, and his troops descended on the capital. The streets were blocked with cars as usual but no troops or tanks were to be seen. It was too quiet. Hassan saw how Heishin’s reign of terror scarred the city. Entire streets were destroyed, buildings shut down, people lined up for rations even this late at night. He pointed his observations to the Saints and Maya.

The capitol building was unguarded and, as Hassan and company cautiously poked their way inside, deserted too. Things were not good. Hassan steeled his nerves, knowing the conflict that was to come. He ordered the Saints to secure the main chamber while he led the way to the President’s office with Maya by his side. As they stepped into the office, Hassan saw how eerily it represented the oval office, the office of the American President Barrack Obama.

Heishin stood from his chair to greet his son. “It’s been some time since we last met, boy. I salute you for making it this far. But it all ends here. I haven’t come this far to be beaten by a child.” He waved his cursed black hand, a call to battle, and the door behind his rivals slammed shut.

Every door in the capitol building slammed shut. The Saints perked their ears, knowing the battle would begin soon. They were right. Hundreds of Heishin’s troops appeared from nowhere as if they made themselves invisible somehow. The Saints knew they probably did. Now their charm wore off they were ready to strike their quarry down.

Heishin’s soldiers fired their machine guns and the Saints combined their powers to shield Hassan’s soldiers with a dome of mirrors. The enemy’s bullets rebounded, shooting themselves. But the Saints’ advantage quickly ended. Mathias and Alexis appeared, calling forth their dragons of fire and ice once more to break the barrier down by force. The Saints strained their bodies and spirits to hold the barrier but it cracked and later collapsed.

Heishin’s troops resumed the battle, gunning Hassan’s soldiers down. The Saints summoned their own ka. Mathias and Ivy fired at their enemy’s ka together. But Matthew was smarter than he thought. Rather than meeting them head on, Matthew and Alexis grabbed their dragons, then made them dodge the attack, carrying their owners to safety. The Saints’ attack whizzed past their target to break the entrance door to pieces.

Matthew and Alexis struck back, their dragons striking Maximus directly. Maximus summoned his ka, Swordswoman Crusader to block the attack, but the combined strength of two incredible people was too much even for him. Both man and ka were thrown back to a pillar. Maximus crashed to a pillar, his Ka vanishing.

The brutal pair shot their fiery energies at Maximus again. Ivy instinctively blocked their assault on her husband with the magic from her bare hands, but it was too costly. She too collapsed, by her husband’s side.

Matthew sneered at their defeat, “Love conquers all, huh.”

Mathias glared at Matthew, clearly intending to kill him. If Matthew did not believe in love, then he would pay for it. He had a plan. “Horus! Attack!” His dragon ignited its attack of black flames. Matthew and Alexis braced for the attack together. But Mathias didn’t aim at them. He aimed at the ceiling! The vault crumbled, heavy stones and concert hurling down at his foes. Matthew and Alexis jumped away in desperation, barely avoiding their deaths.

Now they were separated. Mathias cruised towards Alexis, taking out enemy troops with ease. He hurled one attack after another at Alexis, who fought back with all her might but could not resist a veteran of battle such as Mathias. His dragon slammed her beast against a hall wall, sending Alexis crashing against the wall too. “Matthew! Help me! Please!” She called out.

Matthew saw what Mathias was up to! He wanted to kill Alexis! He saw a fork in the road. Maximus and Ivy shrunken at his right and Alexis in peril at his left. If he defended Alexis he would take such a heavy blow he might die. Two of his three enemies were sitting ducks. He called for his dragon to attack.

Mathias could not believe it! Matthew was ready to sacrifice his love in the blink of an eye. Actually, he could believe it. He knew selfish prep school kids such as Matthew like the back of his hand. He couldn’t even count the number of them he humiliated in Yugioh. Now his comrades were in danger! He left Alexis to defend them.

Matthew shuddered in immense pain before he could command an attack. A senior general, Hassan’s second-in-command, shot him in the ankle. Matthew roared, his dragon stomped on the general with its clawed foot, breaking his bones and tearing out his organs. Then he saw a comet of black flame blazing his way, a shot fired by Mathias! He dodged the attack.

Mathias bought himself enough time to regroup with his allies and Matthew did the same with Alexis. Ivy used the time she had to heal Maximus and herself a bit. She told Mathias and Maximus her plan. “Now we attack together.”

Mathias and Ivy held each other’s arms and together their dragons of ice and fire threw their attack at the enemy. Matthew and Alexis regrouped and redoubled with their own attack. All four attacks crashed in the middle, battering every soldier around the building, scorching all desks and paintings to ash. Both factions pushed each other with all of their will. Mathias and Ivy fell on their back foot, and tried to push back as much as they could, but this time they could not. Matthew and Alexis did not suffer from fatigue this time. They were too strong at their full power.

Maximus made a bold move. He dashed at the center of all the chaos. “Brother, no!” Mathias called as Maximus disappeared in the flames. Maximus called his ka forth, Swordsman Crusader, and threw her at his opponents, weathering the smelting crucible he was in.

Matthew and Alexis saw a mighty armored woman appear out of nowhere and slice open the hearts of both their dragons. Both sorcerers redoubled in pain, letting go of their concentration. Mathias and Ivy seized their chance, pushing back with all their might. Their attacks collided with Matthew’s and Alexis’ ripping them to pieces and burning the pieces to ashes, throwing Matthew and Alexis against a wall.

The two young adults twitched, coughing blood. The Saints’ spirits soared in victory but not for a long. A wave of pure darkness swept over, picking up the defeated Matthew and Alexis at its center. Mathias saw only the glimpse of a small pale woman with long black hair before she vanished, carrying Matthew, Alexis, and the black waves she summoned with her.

Ivy took the injured Maximus by her side to tend to his wounds. Mathias continued with the battle, sicking his dragon on any enemy soldier he could find. None were a match for him, letting him clear the opposing army with ease. The battlefield was secure.

But the battle was not yet one. Meanwhile, in the President’s office, Heishin summoned his behemoth ka, Gate Guardian, while Maya summoned hers, Deadstar Dragon. The two clashed violently, their attacks striking at the center of the office. Maya and Heishin destroyed the entire office with their fiery wills. Heishin gained ground, inching closer and closer to Maya as he did before. Maya fell back bit by bit. Bent on her back foot she decided it was enough. She doubled her efforts, pushing past the very limits of her will.

Their attacks crashed at the center of the office again but slowly the center moved to Heishin, inch by inch. Heishin struggled back, but no matter what he did Maya steadily advanced towards him, inch by inch. Heishin grunted under the pressure, incredulous. “How! Can! This! Brat! Be! So! Strong!” He looked over his shoulder in terror. “Xiaoyi! Help me!” He begged. But Xiaoyi bailed out of the fight a long time ago and never had any intention of helping him. Maya’s attack hit him, destroying Gate Guardian an entire side of the President’s building.

Heishin crashed on the President’s desk, which splintered and crumbled under the pressure of the duel. He nearly fell off the building and to his death; Maya’s attack was so fierce she blew up a wing of the building to the outside world.

Heishin felt his back break under the pressure. He slumped to the floor, vomiting blood from his mouth. But he was not defeated yet. He reached for a small hidden gun. He aimed at Maya for the kill. – But Hassan shot his hand! He dropped his gun, grabbing his bloodied hand. Maya picked up his gun, pressing the muzzle on his forehead. Could this girl kill him? It couldn’t be!

Maya glared at him below, her eyes broiling with volcanic flames, her frightening face bent into an expression of pure hatred. Hassan lowered his gun, lifting his other hand. He gently murmured to her to calm her down. “It’s okay, Maya. He lost. See how he resigned himself in defeat. He surrendered. I know he hurt you and your friends. He hurt all of us but we’re better than he is.”

Heishin sighed more deeply than he ever did in his life. “It’s pointless, my son.” Tears welled in his eyes. “I failed as a ruler, soldier, father, and a man. I failed Allah but I failed you most of all. I never bothered to understand you, my son. For that I am truly sorry.”

Maya’s hatred was so great Heishin’s words did not move her in any way, and the fallen man knew this. He said to his, “Don’t bother convincing the girl. I knew the moment I looked into her eyes that she was a killer. May I die with honor, whether I arrive to Paradise or Hell.” He looked into Maya’s eyes and saw only the promise of Hell. He looked at Hassan one more time. “I love you, son.”

Maya fired the gun, blowing Heishin’s brains out.