A Duel For Your Heart(A Chazz Princeton One-Shot)

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I stood across the ring from my brother. I couldn’t believe anyone could have done this.

“Nicki.” Jayden assured with a smile, “Breath.”

I nodded and put my deck in the slot.

“You first.” I told him.

He nodded. He was a lot more nervous then I’d seen him before. I, at the very least, wanted an explanation as to why they pinned us against each other to see who’d battle to other from North Academy.

I already had a feeling it was because Chansler suggested Jayden, and Crowler couldn’t stand him so he suggested me.

It was nerve-racking for everyone!

Jayden’d defend his little sister, punching a guy out if needed. I would avoid any kind of fight with my brother as possible. Everyone knew he’d never hurt me, and I just wanted to pull out so I wouldn’t see the look in his eyes. But I couldn’t.

Crowler threatened to push me down to Slifer status if I backed out, not to mention knock down my grade point average by a lot.

“Luck, Jayden.” I whispered to him before he drew.

“You too, Nick.” He said, this was going to be one long battle.

–After the battle—>>>

I dropped to my knees, eyes wider then dinner plates.

“How?” I whispered to myself.

Jayden too, along with everyone else in the stadium, was awestruck.

“How?” I asked again louder. I was searching for an answer. It wasn’t possible.

The card I had down would only reflect it back at his monster, but once it attacked it was destroyed. Meaning the card had no target to reflect back at, so it hit him directly. . . . Wait!

“Doubles the damage due if a direct hit.” I muttered standing up.

“You won by strategy.” He said walking up to me a usual smile plastered to his face.

“I won.” I breathed.

“You sure did, Nick.” He said and extended his hand to me.

I lunged forward and hugged him tight.

“Thank you.” I whispered to him.

“Why are you thanking me?” He asked returning the hug, “You did it yourself.”

“I had a good teacher at times.” I told him and pulled back.

“The dulest to face our brothers at North academy will be Nickianna Yuki.” Chansler said coming into the ring, “congratulations, Nicki.” He told me, “It was a good battle Jayden.” He said.

“The better duelist won.” He said and scratched the back of his head.

I smiled realizing what had just happened was me. And there was only one question left in my mind.

Who was the guy I was going to duel?

The day came and went, and before I knew it we were all standing on the docks waiting for their arrival.

“You’ll do great.” Jayden said and nudged me noticing me staring off in wonder.

I smiled at him as the boat docked.

The Chanslers exchanged their greetings, I payed no mind.

“Our representative is quite ready to take on whatever student you have lined up.” Shepard growled.

“I’m more than confident that our representative will be more than able to take whatever he can throw at him.” The opposer said.

“I’m sure your representative would have a very hard time holding his own against ours.” Shepard told him.

“Why don’t you just tell me who the guy is so I can beat him now!” An all to familiar voice rang.

I felt heat rising to my cheeks as I looked up. It was Chazz! He was there standing before me, he was different. But he was alive! And I was going to be dueling him!!!

I screamed inside. I could take on my brother, but what about Chazz? I sighed, only time would tell.

“Whoever he is, he can’t have enough guts to take the Chazz on.” He droaned.

I gritted my teeth, I was shy and socially awkward, but a coward I was not.

Jayden was about to say something, when I got a rare burst of confidence.

“I have more than enough guts and talent to send your sorry ass crying home to your mother Princeton!” I growled.

He stared at me astonished.

Large amounts of wind quickly picked up, looking up we saw two helicopters hovering above with two guys hanging out of them. I instantly froze when I saw what was next to them.

“Let’s see if you can keep those words you speak so confidently princess

“Kyyyyaaaaaaa!” I screamed at the top of my lungs and took off in the complete opposite direction.

Chazz’s pov.

“What was that about?” I Muttered rubbing my ear, where I swore it was bleeding.

“She’s camera-shy.” Yuki said, “Well, okay, all kinds of shy.”

Nickianna’s pov.

I ran until I was out of breath. I was almost on the other side of the island from where the dock was.

There was no way I could ever duel in front of a camera. There was no way I could ever do anything in front of a camera, except for scream, runaway, and faint.

——

“I can’t!” I screamed flailing my arms around for emphasis, “What part of that is unclear?”

“You threatened me, you’re doing this.” Chazz growled.

“I’ll gladly duel you.” I told him honestly, “But not in front of a camera.”

“Nickianna, you must.” Chansler Shepard told me.

“I don’t care about disgracing our school!” I cried and slammed my hands on his desk, “I’ll make it up when the races come.”

“We are duel academies!” He told me sternly.

“And I’m more than willing to show my deck off to North academy, and show them how you’re supposed to duel.” I told him and placed my hands on my hips to show how serious I am about it, “But I absolutely can not go on in front of a camera.”

“Yes, you can.” Jayden told me, “You just need to breathe.”

He wrapped an arm around me and pulled me into a hug.

It finally occurred to me.

“That’s it!” I cheered and pulled out of the hug, “Jayden can go on!”

“Not possible, princess.” Slade told me.

“Why not?” I questioned and started to pace around to get momentum for my reasoning, “We’re both Yuki’s and identical twins. We could just say that it was supposed to be Jayden, and they just confused it with me because I had better grades. Besides,” I stopped and pointed a finger at him, “You don’t faint in front of large crowds or cameras!”

“You screamed.” Chazz growled and moved closer.

“I faint to.” I snapped back at him.

“You were the one who was chosen to represent your school.” The North Chansler told me, “You’ll duel, not your brother.”

“Do I not get a say in this?” I asked.

“The rules are as they are, Nicki, you can’t back out.” He told me.

“Then get rid of the cameras!” I shouted, “I’m nervous enough about going out there in front of two schools as it is!”

“Slade, Jagger, would you consider it?” Chansler asked them. I was begging.

“It’s considered.” Slade said.

“And we refuse to let an oppertunity to show the Princeton family’s victory.” Jagger finished.

I looked down, cheeks burning, and left the room.

“Nicki!” Jayden called after me, “It’s not gonna be that bad.” He told me.

He reached to put an arm around me, I shyed away.

“I don’t know.” I told him voice cracking, “You know I’m not good with groups.”

“Yeah.” He said and sighed, “I’d always hold a sheet up when you read to mom and dad’s friends at their parties.”

“It’s not my fault.” I whispered.

“I know.” He said, “Just breathe.”

“Stay on the outside of the ring for me?” I asked.

“Anything.”

I smiled at him, he was the greatest brother ever.

—–

No one’s pov.

Chazz stood in the center of the duel ring with a smug expression on his face, he was going to win this.

“Five minutes Mr. Princeton.” The director told them.

They nodded.

“Where is she?” Chazz hissed to himself.

Just as he thought that, Nickianna came through the door on the ground floor, being literally pushed into the ring by her brother.

“Today’s the day!” She told herself and Chazz when Jayden stopped pushing her. She stood her ground perfectly.

“I’ll defeat you and make you eat every single word you ever said about being better than everyone!” She told him and pointed right at him.

“Great speech.” He told her, smirk growing, “But how about you get in the arena before you smack talk.”

“Shut up!” She screamed at him, “I’m working on it.”

“Thirty seconds!” The director told them.

“Jayden give me a push!” She said confidently.

He smiled at his sister and happily pushed her right to the spot where she’d stay the entire duel before probably fainting.

“And we’re live.”

“Scared?” Chazz teased her.

“I would be if I were you.” She snarled.

Even though her shaking knees were echoing through out the arena.

—-

Nicki’s shocked expression slowly turned into a small grin, which grew into a smile, and then all together she was laughing. She jumped up and cheered.

She’d defeated the youngest Princeton on her own, credit to getting her there all went to her brother.

She walked up to the boy on his knees to congratulate him on a good match when his older brothers beat her to him.

“Slacker!” Jagger snarled at him, “How could you disgrace us like this Chazz?”

“What happened to all the cards we gave you?” Slade growled.

Chazz only looked away.

Jagger raised a fist to hit his younger brother, when the same arm was taken, and used to flip him over onto his stomach, his arm bending behind his back.

“How can you call yourselves his older brothers?” Nicki growled to them as she held Jagger’s arm in place.

For a curvy, and scrawny girl, that had more boobs then she did brains, she was strong.

“Big brothers.” She continued, “Don’t hurt their younger sibling when they do wrong. They don’t break them down for a mistake. And they defiantly don’t think of them as disgrace to their family name!”

“What do you know about being an older brother?” Slade snapped.

“A hell of a lot more than you two would ever know!” She yelled and let go of Jagger’s arm, “A big brother is supposed to be there to help you along and pick you up when you’re down. They’re supposed to encourage and love you, even if they never say it. If either of you ever had a real brother you’d know that.”

“Why you.” Slade walked up to her and grabbed her collar forcing her up a little.

“Keep your hands off her.” Chazz growled as he got up, he pushed Slade off Nicki and pushed her behind him, “She’s right.” He told them, “But if you aren’t brothers at least be gentlemen and don’t lay a hand on a lady.”

“You want at either of them you go through me.” Jayden said coming up and putting himself between Jagger and Slade and Chazz and Nicki.

“And you’ll have to go through the rest of us.” There stood Zane, Syruse, Alexis, Bastion, Chumly, and Atticus.

All of North Academy stood up and started cheering. They were all on their side.

They left, and so did the cameras. Nicki sighed a sigh of relief.

Everyone congratulate her on her win, and welcomed Chazz back after all that.

—Later that night—

Nickianna’s pov.

I sat on the docks staring out at the rolling waves.

“Hey.” A quiet voice spoke behind me and brought me out of my thoughts.

I looked over my shoulder and smiled.

“Hey, Chazz.” I said and turned back to the ocean, “What brings you out here this late?”

“I could ask you the same thing.” He said and stood next to me.

“I was thinking.” I said quietly.

“About?” He asked.

I shrugged, “Everything, really.”

He nodded, “You’re turn.”

“I was looking for you.”

“Found me.” I giggled.

He smiled faintly.

“I wanted to ask you something.”

“Ask away.” I told him and patted the spot next to me.

He sat down and cleared his throat.

He didn’t say anything right after that. We just sat and watched the waves for a while. It was quiet, but a good kind.

I shivered slightly at the wind that blew by, only to tense up when something was drapped across my shoulders.

“You’re cold.” Chazz said but didn’t look at me.

I nodded slightly, “Thank you.” I mumbled and pulled it closer to myself.

“Why’d you do it?” He finally asked.

“Do what” I asked.

“You stopped Jagger and Slade, and defended me. I wasn’t even that nice to you to begin with.” He said, “I wanna know why.”

I shrugged, “I know how a brother should act.” I told him staring at the waves, “Maybe I did it because they acted the way they did. Maybe it was because the cameras were off and I could think clearly. Maybe,”

“Sorry?” He asked.

I took a deep breath and looked at him dead in the eyes, “Maybe it’s because I didn’t like seeing them hurt you, I really hate it when someone hurts someone that’s dear to me.”

“I’m, dear to you?” He asked eyes going wide.

I took a deep breath and breathed again, “I really like you, Chazz. I don’t care if you don’t share the same emotions. I wanted you to know.”

“I’m glad.” He said and leaned in towards me, “I like you too.”

“Really?” I asked leaning in too.

“Yeah.” He whispered.

“I’m glad.” I whispered.

We kept leaning in closer and closer to each other.

“What do you think you doing?” Jayden growl.

I shrieked and pushed Chazz away from me in surprise.

He fell into the water. Came back up and spit out water.

I giggled at the sight.

“I’ll get you Yuki.” He growled.

“Well, you almost got my sister, maybe another day.” He smirked.

I laughed as they continued to argue.

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Some Things Never Change(A Crow Hogan One-Shot)

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I sat lonely on that swing watching all the other kids run and play in the play ground. I wanted nothing more than to join them, but I doubted that any of them would want the burden of me as a friend. Just as I thought that I felt the swing rush forward and myself go up high. I squealed a little at the suddenness of it all and hurriedly made myself stop. In front of me was a boy with orange hair and brown eyes laughing. “You’re weird.” I pouted and as he laughed again I run up to him and pushed him down. “Jerk!” I yelled. “Sorry about him.” I head behind me. I turned around and saw three boys, one was a blond, one had almost white hair, and the other had really spiky black hair with different colours in it. He had been the one who spoke. I stuffed my hands in my pockets and shrugged as I looked at the ground. Only to need to brace myself as I was shoved from behind. I turned instantly and punched the kid who underducked me out. “Hey, what was that for!?” He yelled. “You started it!” I countered, “Don’t you know how to treat a girl?” All of them seemed to freeze. “Martha said your name was Mark.” The blond spoke up. “Marc,” I said, “Short for Marcey.” Realization dawned on all of them. The one with the almost white hair stepped forward, “I’m Kalin, this is Yusei, Jack, and you’ve already kinda met Crow.” I nodded. “You pack a good punch!” Crow said jumping up, “Teach me sometime?” I stared at the boy a moment then smiled, “Sure.”

And thus began the most complicated friendship this world has ever seen, EVER.

My name is Marcey, I’ve been friends with Yusei and the gang since I was little. I grew up in the stailite before my father got transferred to New Domino City and I had to leave them all behind. Believe me I tried. But I did eventually come back. Not like I wanted, but I did.

I got thrown in the Satilite almost immediately after I got out of the hospital. Yeah, I was in there a while. It was my and my twin sister’s thirteenth birthday. We were at the top of a very tall building and she pushed me off. I somehow survived, but the left side of my body is a mess of scars, about half my bones on that side are replacements aswell. You could say I’ve never been complete since that accident.

I love dueling, my deck consists of all dark attribute cards.

And once again this is probably the most messed up ‘love’ story there is.

“Blah, blah blah blah blah.”

That was all I was hearing coming out Crow’s mouth as I was working on a new program for our new duel runner. He wouldn’t admit it, neither would Jack, but I was a lot better than the three of them when it came to these kinds of things.

“Are you even listening to me?” He asked finally realizing I was probably zoned out.

“No, I’m paying attention.” I lied not even looking back as I thought about how to increase the speed without losing control of steering.

“No, Marc, you most defiantly are not.” He growled.

“You’re absolutely right.” I told him, “Nor do I care.”

He sighed loudly before walking up behind me and placing a hand on my shoulder. I tensed a little because it was my left one, and he didn’t know about the bones thing. He was more than perfectly aware of me being in the hospital for such a long time and why. But I kept all of them ignorant to my critical condition, and lack of real support in my body.

“What do you want for your birthday?” He asked.

I was taken back slightly, Crow asking me what I wanted? That was like asking the sun the go out for a while.

“This program to be done.” I told him.

“No really.” He said.

“Crow, I got all I want.” I told him.

“Liar!” He spat.

“How do you figure?” I asked realizing there was a way.

“Here we are barely making ends meat, and you say you have everything you want?” He asked.

It was my turn to sigh, I turned around in my chair to face him.

“I have a steady job, I have a roof over my head, I have a duel runner, I have everyone out of stailite, and I have friends that got my back.” I told him, “If I have anything else that I want, I am the greediest person to walk the earth.”

And with that I turned back around to my program.

“What about revenge with your sister?” He asked almost in a whisper.

I completely froze. Why would he even joke about that? There were a few moments of silence between us before I went back to typing and said,

“Revenge is for the weak. Besides, I hold no grudge over what happened.”

“You’re crazy, you know that!” He yelled.

“No, I don’t. Tell me how, Crow.” I said getting mad myself.

“She throws you off a building at your thirteenth birthday, and you don’t hold a grudge against her for it!? What the hell is wrong with you?”

I stood up and clenched my fists tight trying to stop myself from killing him.

“I went through enough pain then, when it happened.” I hissed, “What happened, happened, Crow. I can’t change that. And if you really want to get me something, don’t just do me a favor.” I took a deep breath before saying, “Leave what I want to leave about my life in the past, in the past!”

And before he could say anything else I was gone, running past Yusei as he came in.

Crow’s pov.

I blew it. I thought. And here I just wanted to help her. Why do I always end up messing things up with her?

“What happened?” Yusei asked as he walked down the stairs to me, “She’s never that angry, even with you.”

“I kinda brought something up I shouldn’t have.” I admitted, “Think she’ll stay mad long?”

“Depends.” He said.

“It was about her sister throwing her off the building.” I told him.

Yusei sighed and placed a hand on my shoulder, “You shouldn’t bring such things up anymore, Crow.” He told me, “Marcey has moved on from the anger and hate she felt about it, and has grown to accept just what her sister did to her. Marcey isn’t one to hang on to the past like any of us. She thinks about it just long enough to realize why it happened, and how she can benefit from it. But then she let’s it go and looks at tomorrow.”

“She just looks so sad all the time, Yus.” I told him, “I don’t like seeing her like that.”

“Non of us do.” He told me, “But what I can tell you is that Marc is no longer forcing a smile for us, but she’s found herself in true happiness.”

“In all this, how?” I asked.

“You know she’s never liked her family, or extravagant things.”

“So?”

“So, look around.” He told me, “Marcey’s happy here because we’re here, her friends. And that’s really all anyone needs to get by.”

I nodded, “So how do you think I can make it up to her?” I asked him.

Yusei thought for a moment then smiled and said, “I have an idea.”

Normal pov.

It was almost midnight when I came in. All the lights were off, and the soft snoring of the guys filled the house.

Slowly and quietly I crept upstairs to go to bed.

Sliding past everyone’s rooms I though I was home free, until I hit the squeak in the floor. I mentally cussed myself for always hitting it, and quickly looked over my shoulder. Nothing, the snoring hadn’t even lightened up a little.

I breathed a soft sigh of relief and went straight to my room making sure to shut the door quietly.

I turned on the light, and there were no surprises anywhere. So, I slipped out of my boots, pants, jacket and tight shirt, and slipped into sweat pants and a baggy t-shirt.

After that I turned out the light and crawled into bed.

The next morning I woke up to the screaming of my alarm in my ear. I smashed it down and stretched as I sat up.

A soft knock came to my door, followed by the smooth voice of Yusei Fudo.

“Marcey, are you in there?” He questioned.

“Yeah, come on in.” I told him and sat indian style instead of on my knees.

He slid in quietly and closed the door silently before walking over and sitting on the edge of the bed.

“What’s up?” I asked.

“It’s about last night.” He said.

I rubbed my face and said, “I’d like to forget about that if you don’t mind.”

He nodded, “I’m here just to let you know, Crow’s sorry for bringing it up. I don’t think he fully understands.”

I shrugged and looked away.

“Why don’t you get dressed and come down stairs.” He offered, “Jack picked up bread on his way home so we were going to have toast.”

“Still have raspberry jam?” I asked.

He nodded, and I smiled.

“I’ll be down in a few.”

All of today, Crow was unusually quiet. It was strange. Nice, but strange, as Crow Hogan was anything but quiet. I was sitting on the roof staring up at the stars. I had gotten my wish, no one remembered my birthday. I wasn’t tourchered by constant reminders through out the day.

I heard noise from behind me and turned to see Crow sitting down next to me.

“Thought you didn’t like heights.” I said.

“I don’t, but you’re here.” He said.

I stared at him out of the corner of my eye, then shrugged it off. We just sat there for a while watching the stars.

I tensed slightly when I felt his hand press against mine, but I didn’t pull away.

I guess there’s something I haven’t told you just yet. I kinda have this crush on one of my friends. That one is, Crow. And if you would replace crush with am madly, deeply, truly, crazily in love with, you’d be accurate.

“I’m really sorry about yesterday, Marc.” He said quietly.

“Let’s just forget about that, okay.” He looked at me surprised, “I shouldn’t have snapped at you either.”

“Let’s forget about it then.” He said and smiled, I smiled back and we sat there for a while longer, holding hands and watching he stars.

I heard a light beeping, like a watch or alarm or something. I looked at Crow and he pressed a button on his watch.

“It’s officially midnight.” He said and looked at me with a bright smile, “Meaning it’s the day after your birthday.”

I looked at him a little confused.

“Meaning, this isn’t a birthday present!” He said shoving something wrapped in navy blue paper in my hands.

“Crow, you didn’t have-

“I wanted to, now open it.” He told me.

I sighed lightly and carefully undid the paper. I was surprised, to say the least, at what I saw, It was a beautiful necklace with three black bird feathers as the pendant.

“It’s beautiful.” I said, eyeing it.

“It’s not real silver.” He admitted.

I took it out of the box and examined it closer, “You’re right.” I said.

He winced as if I would hit him.

“It’s better.”

I looked at him with soft eyes and a gentle smile, he smiled back at me. I put the necklace on and rested my head against his shoulder.

“Thank you.” I whispered.

Crow hesitated a moment before wrapping an arm around my shoulder and resting his head on mine.

“You’re welcome, my dark princess.” He whispered back.

I could only smile more to myself as he said that. And we sat there for a few moments more enjoying each other’s company and the stars above. . . . . Before it was all ruined.

“Can we get down from here now?”

“Way to ruin the moment, wimp!” I snapped.

“Excuse for hating heights!”

“You love birds and you hate heights, realize how controversial that is!”

No one’s pov.

From their bedrooms, Yusei and Jack smiled to themselves. You two were on talking terms again, and maybe they wouldn’t hate each other as much anymore. As much.