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Name: Liru Tsukumo

Nickname: Sissy (from Yuma), Little One(From Red-Eyes Black Dragon)

Age: 13

Race:  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Mentality: ADHD, Anxiety and Depression

Crush: Shark and Rio Later on

Sexuality: Pansexual and a Genderflux-Female

Height: 5'2 ( same as Yuma )

Deck: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Outfit: 

School: Male first year's

Casual: Black Tank top with sliver wings on the back with red and black flannel, Black leggings with bows at the bottom and short jean shorts that look like space along black tennis shoes. Has pendent that her parents brought back a while before they disappeared that is a golden Barian Symbol with blood red gems and it sits on top of her art.

Looks: Heel length blonder hair with red bangs, midnight sapphire blue eyes with tan skin, Also has muscle

Likes: Food, doing her Cheshire cat grin, singing, dancing, animals, nature, stuffed animals, Dueling, video games, Cooking/Baking, The time from all the way from dusk to dawn, fucking with people, Yuma, Exploring, Art

Dislikes: animals hurt, nature being destroyed, needles, hospitals, Sudden loud noises, scumbags, school, Being touched or touching people she doesn't like or trust

Extra:
- has a cat named Isabella that is black and white and has long fur
- Loves music
- Snow days
- Has a mental connection with Yuma and her cards like Yuma does

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Not this again. ’ was Liru’s first thought when she saw the thin road she always saw in Yuma’s nightmare. She watched through his eyes as he walked trying to keep his footing. She could feel his heart pounding in his chest as the ground crumbled to close to his feet, then suddenly he stopped in front of a giant sinister looking door with chains seeming to hold it close with a strange lock. 

Whoever can open this door will gain a great new power ,” The door spoke with a female voice echoing what it’s saying. “But know, with such a reward comes great risk” The eyes started to glow red “Have you the courage to unlock this power.” She feels the pendant around Yuma’s neck grow warm, almost comforting as it begins to glow. 

“Um Great risk?” Yuma asks nervously “let me think about it, I don’t think so.” He said while starting to back away but the ground suddenly gave way beneath him and he fell yelling. Then suddenly they were both awake, having been caused by Yuma falling out of the hammock dragging her with him, which led to Liru falling on top of him. 

“Ugh, Weird dream” 

“Clearly,” She replies, her voice muffled by the floor. They grunt, pushing themselves up and sitting both grunted slightly sitting up sore from the impact.

“Oh well at least we’re up now,” They both turn to look at the clock just as it chimes.

“And late!” They yelled at the same time shooting up, Liru scrambling down the ladder to dress while Yuma changed up in the attic. “Aw not again!” Yuma yells from up there and scrambles around up there yelling, “What am I forgetting!” 

Liru quickly changes into the school uniform(a males she loathes the females) tossing Yuma his uniform into the attic. ‘Thanks sissy you’re a lifesaver!’   Yuma says in her head and responds with, ‘No problem now hurry up we are late enough as it is.’ She hears him scramble to put his uniform on and rush down the ladder bag in his hand and she grabs her and rushes down stairs with him.

Rushing to the kitchen quickly grabbing two Gatorade's from the fridge and their lunches along with it, hear Yuma arguing with Kari. 

“What gives Kari didn’t you wake us up!”

“Because I’m a news reporter not your babysitter, you’re in middle school now little bro act like it,” She suppresses a growl as she rush over to Yuma stuffing his lunch and drink in his bag and shoving hers in her bag before responding to Kari as Yuma makes a face at her.

“You’re our big sister, you're supposed to help us.” She makes a face at her too before throwing her shoes on and rushing outside and giving grandma a kiss on the cheek and waits for Yuma.

“Bye grandma!” Yuma says as he struggles to get his shoes on.

“But Yuma what about a goodbye kiss?”

“No time!” Yuma says while trying to rush past her but she winds up grabbing the back of his shirt with the broom handle lifting him up.

“Whaaaa? Grandma what are you doing!?” He shouts clearly confused and a bit panicked about school.

“Either you give grandma a kiss goodbye,” She says, never losing her sweet smile before getting a mean glint in her eyes. “Or you get a grand slobbering.” Yuma whined as he was put down and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek.

“Bye grandma!” She says before running off with Yuma towards the school. After about a minute of running, they saw litter bots picking up the garbage.

“Comin' through!” Yuma shouted as he vaulted over one while she jumped over them. “Thanks for the lift!” he called back to them before looking ahead until they heard someone shout.

“Yuma!” Oh, it’s him.

“Whoa!”

She mentally groans at this and Bronk, one of Yuma’s friends, flies overhead on his skateboard.

“Hey Bronk”

“Do wanna race to class?” She instantly becomes alert and glared at him, “Absolutely not.”

“But-”Both Yuma and Bronk began to complain.

“No. Now is not the time nor the place when we are in a rush now run along before I push you down the stairs.”

“Aww your no fun Liru. Well see ya” Bronk sped ahead leaving them in the dust.

‘Come one Liru it wouldn’t hurt to race to class.’

Yes it would especially with all the litter bots around knowing him he would kick one towards you and makes us even more late.’ She replies as he pouts knowing she’s right as they jump over more litter bots. 

(☞゚ヮ゚)☞ ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

“20! Jump over this many ball boxes and you’ll set the new school record!” 

“That records going down!”

‘Yuma don’t you dare you could get hurt,’

‘Don’t worry sissy, I got this,’

“Cuz I’m about to high-five the sky!” He yells while charging and jumping onto the springboard before jumping up to the boxes and, consequently into them. She sighs before walking over to Yuma while the people laugh at him, which makes her blood boil and she can hear not only my monsters but also Yuma’s as well growl towards them.

“You okay Yuma?” She asks him, feeling his headache, clearly worried while helping him into a sitting position.

“Yeah,” he says in a wavering voice “Grounds not too hard.”

‘I’m okay sissy please calm down.’ She was about to reply when Bronk decides now is a good time to speak up, “Better luck next time bud!”

She lets out a low growl and Yuma can clearly see Red-Eye’s spirit next to her, who by the way is only visible to the two of them, growling towards Bronk. “Oh no,” He whispers, causing a few confused glances as she stands up tall facing Bronk and it's clear by the sudden silence that they all simultaneously remember who exactly they’re dealing with. I start stalking towards Bronk. “There won’t be a next time anytime soon.” She says lowly as to not aggravate Yuma’s headache even further, stalking towards Bronk. 

“And if he does decide to do it again it won’t be because you’re making fun of his last attempt,” She’s now in front of Bronk seething with anger. “Even though KNEW he had a concussion from the time before that and then bullied him until he did last time which left his bed ridden for a full day and a-half. You KNEW he wouldn’t be able to do it this time since he was supposed to be taking it easy to make sure his injury didn’t come back or get worse! And now he might be worse than last time!” 

By the end of her rant she’s still seething with anger but she knows she has to get Yuma to the nurses as she steps away from being in Bronk’s face, looking around seeing them all nervous and trying not to make eye contact with her before turning and quickly walking over to Yuma. She gets over to him and he was looking down at his lap gripping his gym shorts, trying to stop his spinning headache. She picks him up bridal style before leaving. 

“Wha? Sissy” He whined

“I’m taking you to the nurses office now hush.” She says as she enters the hallway.

“But swimming is next and I-”

“You are not swimming if you are concussed,” He just pouts and crosses his arms until she gets to the nurse’s office a few minutes later taking a few deep breaths hopping to subdue the pain in her own head as it hasn’t gotten better but thankfully hasn’t gotten worse either. Walking in with Yuma, the nurse looks up from her desk before sighing,

“Set him on his usual bed.” She walks over to the one nearest to the one nearest to the desk and puts Yuma on it who was pouting again. Liru sits on the chair next to the bed and watches as the nurse does her usual tests. 

“Well, you got lucky this time you're not concussed but you need to lay down for a couple of hours. Did you guys bring lunch?” Liru nods, getting up, “I’ll go get them.” She turns to Yuma “I’ll be back in a couple of minutes,” She hugs him before going to their lockers and getting their bags before rushing back bumping into Mr.Kay along the way.

“Whoa hold the phone, where’s the fire” He says clearly already having an idea.

“In the nurse’s office again thankfully without a concussion,” She responds, clearly disgruntled about the fact. Mr.Kay sighs but also a bit relieved about that, “Well might as well let you go now. I’m assuming I’ll see you tomorrow?” She nods in conformation “Alright I’ll send someone to bring tonight’s homework down.”

“Thank you Mr.Kay.” She breathes out, relieved.

“No problem. I hope Yuma feels better soon. Bye Ms. Tsukumo”

“Bye,” She replies before rushing off and getting back to the nurses office with their food. Going over to him, she gives him his bag of food resulting in him lighting up like a kid in a candy store before they set their food out before digging in.

( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)~

A few hours later with homework in their bags they walk outside to the dueling period and Yuma puts on his duel gazer despite not needing to use it. Liru sighs and covers her left eye with her hair so no one can see her without one. Much to her annoyance though, Tori was with them. Suddenly a giant fish monster swam towards the three of them causing them to duck. Then a golem like monster came from behind which we also dodged. They stand back up and Yuma lets out and small but excited laugh.

“What are we waiting for guys, let’s get to it. Let’s get dueling!”

“Remember Yuma, Ms. Valentine told you to take it easy so nothing to stressful, okay?” He nods. “How can I be stressed when I have you by my side Sissy.” She smiles and laughs softly, 

‘Sap.’ He doesn’t say anything, just grin goofily as they walk around looking for someone to duel.

‘Hey Sissy?’

‘Yes Yuma?’

‘Can I try dueling on my own again?’ She holds back a sigh.

‘Fine, but only a small one and you have to stop if the pain gets worse. Okay?’

‘Awesome! Thanks Sissy!’ She smiles slightly while continuing to look around.

“Now who to duel today?” Yuma asks himself.

“You mean who to lose to today.” Tori teases. Liru holds back a growl while glaring at her. Yuma stops mid step almost causing Liru and Tori to stop as well, Tori looking rather pleased with herself.

“What’s that supposed to mean?! I mean yeah sure I’ve lost twenty straight but so what!” Yuma was annoyed and a little hurt by the lack of faith and she goes to say something when something else catches her attention. 

“Yuma, Liru, look!” she exclaims, pointing. They look towards where she’s pointing only to Bronk dueling someone with a Big Jaws and a Skull Kraken on the field and the blonde has a sneaking suspicion on who it is at the oddly familiar monsters. “It’s Bronk,” Yuma says clearly confused as they run up the stairs to where Bronk was only to see him looking terrified.

“And look who he’s dueling!” The green haired girl exclaims, looking towards his opponent and Liru just lets out an annoyed sigh knowing what’s about to happen.

“It’s Shark,” Yuma said with a concerned tone. Although, something jolted and panged with familiarity in the both of them at the sight of him. Something about being atop of a large mansion with all the stars in the sky shining high above.

“I’ve got you now Bronk,” Shark states with a smug tone, “See since I’ve got two monsters on the field and they both have the same level, I can use them to summon and Xyz monster. Now watch as I overlay my Skull Kraken and Big Jaws to do just that! Watch as I unleash a terror of land and seas, watch as I summon Aero Shark” Bronk lets out a terrified yell as Tori nervously stated “Now that’s a man eater,” while Yuma being Yuma got excited to see an Xyz monster.

“Wow you know why and Xyz is so cool Tori, cuz the monsters used, stick around as overlay units and help activate their new buddies special powers it’s all about teamwork.” While Yuma rambled on excitedly Shark made his final attack.

“Now Aero Shark! Dig in on that chump.”

Bronk lets out yet another frightened yell as Aero Shark ate the last of his life points which left Shark the winner who came out completely unharmed. As the duel field faded Yuma took off his gazer and so did Tori while she pretended to remove one and moved her hair away from her eye. As Shark puts his dueling equipment back and walks over to Bronk, Yuma whispers, “Oh man Bronk.” As Bronk struggles to get up, Shark got to him and says

“Thanks for the duel and for this,” He reaches down and picks up Bronk’s deck, she feels Yuma become confused and angered while she mutters “Fuck…” under her breath then saying through the bond, ‘Don’t anything rash Yuma please it won’t end well for you.’ She pleads, concerned for Yuma now as he shouted to Shark, aggravating his headache, “Not so fast!” while rushing over with his twin hot on his heels and Liru can tell he surprised Shark by the “hmm?” sound he just made.

“Who are you?” He asked obviously a little peeved and not wanting Yuma to get hurt, Liru gently grabs the back of his shirt just in case as she glares over his shoulder towards Shark.

“My name is Yuma and I’m Bronks good friend” He introduces himself as Sharks lackeys flanks to his side. Liru moves to Yuma’s side as Tori helps Bronk up.

“Buzz off or don’t you know who you’re messin with,” The lackey with a blue and yellow afro threatened Yuma as she full blown growls at him which immediately causes Yuma to grab her arm as she starts to advance towards the lackey which clearly surprised him. 

“Sure I know him everyone knows the school bully,” He said while Shark just chuckled mockingly at him. “I’m no bully” I let out a snort while he just ignored me and continued. “You see Bronk and I we had an arrangement”

“What?”

“It went like this, whoever won got the others duel deck”

‘Well,’ Yuma nearly startles at her voice, having gotten too engrossed in the conversation, ‘at least Bronk has the audacity to look ashamed.’ Yuma looked towards Bronk and asked.

“Is that true”

“It is,” he replied embarrassed, “But I had to do it! He challenged me, called me a big chicken,” He whined. 

Liru huffs annoyed with the whining, “So he pulled a you then” Bronk and Tori both glared at me while Yuma just sighs before turning to Shark letting go of Liru’s wrist finally and she moves back to stand next to him. 

“Fine then if you’re gonna challenge my friend then I’m gonna challenge you.” Her head snaps towards Yuma ‘What are you doing Yuma? You cannot do this right now!’ She tells him, her anxiety picking up. 

‘You gotta trust me please, I know you don’t like him but he’s my friend no matter what.’ he replied never looking away from Shark. Then that same fucking lackey started to mock Yuma “What? You’re out of your mind. You’re not even close to being league as Shark!” 

Then the other lackey started mocking him “Nah you’re not even in the same sport.” She damn near launched at them if it wasn’t for Yuma putting his arm in front of her.

“So is that a no? I guess that means you’re just a big chicken.” She hears the ‘oh no ’ echo from his mind when the look on Shark’s face changes which in turn causes her to go into attack mode just in case.

“Chicken?” He asks, voice clearly stating his anger as he takes a step towards the twins and Liru can hear Red-Eyes growl as she appears while Gogogo Golem appears above them. While we saw what just looked like a shadow of a creature begin to morph into a snake like creature with wings and horns and yellow eyes with a funny looking magenta 17 on it. It took everything Yuma and her had not to look at the creature or show discomfort from the feeling it brought. Like Opal covered in a putrid coat of slime, something more pure having been tainted by something so… evil. “You know what happened to the last person that called me chicken?”

“Something, Uh, Bad?” Yuma stutters out nervously. ‘If he lays a hand on you I’ll skin him like a fish’ 

‘Please don’t Sissy I don’t want you getting in trouble over me again,’ he pleaded as Shark yelled.

“I DON’T KNOW BECAUSE IT’S NEVER EVER HAPPENED BEFORE!”

“Oh,” Yuma said, relaxing a bit “Well then let this be the first!” he continued gaining more confidence, amusing Shark.

“Big talk,” he says while holding up Bronks deck “Alright Yuma, say that we did duel, you want Bronk’s deck back but what’s in it for me”

“You get to keep your insides intact,” Liru answered viciously, startling Shark while Yuma whispers. “Sissy please no. Calm down, I can do this.” She was very tempted to punch the smirk that formed on Sharks face right back off it.

Yuma then turns back to Shark peeking down at the pendant causing Shark to grin and grab it and rip the cord from around his neck. The blonde goes to launch at him at first but then quickly changes targets to the lackeys that held Yuma back, grabbing the afro one by the shirt and pressing him against the railing, threatening to throw him over. “Give that back NOW!” She said with as much authority as she could muster while she's this angry which was starting to bleed into Yuma’s emotions.

“My, this certainly seems important to you two now doesn’t it?” Shark taunted while she was ready to the blue haired lack at the brown haired one hold Yuma back.

“Give it back!” Yuma demanded, starting to sound angry.

“Settle down since it means that much to you I’ll give it back and duel ya for it- whoops I dropped it,” he said in a smug tone while dropping the pendant on the ground and Liru goes to dive for it. “Hope nothin bad happens to it down there,” He continued to taunt as he lifted up his foot and at once the twins realized what he was about to do, “Say like this!” 

She went to shove him away but it was too late as he stepped on it before kicking a part of it away. Something jolts within her touching him, he burns such a deep and violent red, the same red that showed in the aura the large serpent like monster had in its aura to the point it was almost purple. The lackey let Yuma go and the one she had pinned went over to Shark, looking like he was trying to hide behind him. Both her and Yuma drop to the ground as Yuma picks up the top. He looked up at Shark her anger now his own, he shouted,

“WHY DID YOU DO THAT?” Shark just smirked and said. “I guess you’re right I am a bully, and since we can't duel for that anymore you don’t get this,” The blue-eyed asshole taunted. Yuma had lunged towards Shark only to be held back by Bronk. “That’s it you’re toast,” At this point she could only shake with angry tears falling down her face as she refrained from attacking him for Yuma’s sake. 

“You just don’t give up do you? Alright if you still want to duel me, guess we figure some sort of arrangement out. If you beat me, I’ll give back his deck, but if I win Yuma I get your deck,” She growls lowly at this, ‘Don’t you dare.’ He clearly wasn’t listening. 

“This Sunday at the station courtyard, if you want Bronks cards back be there.”

┬┴┬┴┤ ͜ʖ ͡°) ├┬┴┬┴~

Whoever can open this door will gain great new power. ” 

‘Oh, it’s the nightmare again,’ was the only thought between the two as the voice continued. “ But know that with such a reward comes great risk, have you the courage to unlock this power. ” Thankfully that’s where the dream ends this time as Yuma shoots up panting, his heart pounding in his chest as she rolls onto her back covering her eyes with her left arm. He grabs the pendent before whispering, “I don’t even know if I have the key to unlock it anymore…”

‘It’s okay Yuma. Everything will be okay.’ She removes her arm and puts her hand on his shoulder.

‘But it’s not. I didn’t listen to you and now I’ve gone and gotten the pendant dad gave me broken.’ he replied teary eyed as he looked at her. She sits up and pulls him into a hug before laying down with him as he starts to cry quietly. ‘It’s okay Corculum everything is okay. What happened was not your fault.’ She attempts to comfort him but he’s far too distressed. ‘Corculum listen to me why don’t we sing a song together until we fall asleep. Okay?’ Slowly he nodded and they both started to sing together.

“Isn't this such a beautiful night?

Whoa, we're underneath a thousand shining stars

Isn't it nice to find yourself somewhere different?

Whoa, why don't you let yourself just be wherever you are?

Look at this place, look at your faces

I've never seen you look like this before

Isn't it nice to find yourself somewhere different?” They were both falling back asleep but they continued to sing until they fell asleep.

“Whoa, why don't you let yourself just be wherever you are?

Look at this place, look at your faces

They're shining like a thousand shining stars

Isn't it nice to find yourself somewhere different?

Whoa, why don't you let yourself just be wherever you are?

Why don't you let yourself just be somewhere different?

Whoa, why don't you let yourself just be whoever you are?” As they finish singing, they finally fall asleep.

| (• ◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)*

It was gym class when Tori decided to ask Yuma if he was going to try jumping the 20 boxes again. Liru just glared at her as Yuma replied “Not today,” as he curled his hand around the remaining part of the pendent/key(?). She lets out a disappointed “Oh,” before walking off.

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)*

“Hey Yuma! Wanna try a lap underwater!” some random kid from the pool yelled to Yuma. He just put his hand up to the kid and said sadly, “Not really,” just before Tori splashed him causing him to let out a disgruntled sound as Liru wipes off their face from splash before glaring at Tori as she asked,

“Hey, what’s wrong with you today?”

“I don’t know Tori,” He stated clearly miserable as Tori pulled herself out of the pool to sit next to him. “I guess I’m not just feeling the flow.” Liru wraps an arm around his shoulder pulling him into a side hug as he grabs his pendent and continues to explain. “Ever since Shark broke my pendant, things just haven’t been the same.” 

“Yeah…” Tori said with sympathy clear in her voice.

༼ つ  ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ༽つ*

They were walking home with Tori by the river when they heard Bronk call out.

“Yuma!” He pulls up on his skateboard as Tori steps away a bit, Yuma moving forward to meet him while Liru resists the urge to slap him.

“What’s up?”

“Yuma, this duel with Shark are you doin’ it?”

“Well uh..” Yuma mumbled, hesitant.

“Don’t go,” Bronk says, causing Yuma to look at him confused. “You can’t win Yuma.”

“What do you mean by that?” Yuma asked, peeved. She glares at Bronk making sure he saw, causing him to gulp nervously and avoid their gaze. 

“I mean Shark made it all the way to the duel nationals last year!” He hesitates for a second before continuing, “Look, thanks for tryin and all but I’m over this really,” They now just glare at Bronk knowing it’s not just about him at this point.

“But it’s not just about you now,” This surprised Bronk and Tori when Yuma says that. “It’s about doing what’s right; Sharks gotta learn he can’t just push people around like this, and I’m gonna be the one to teach him. So what if he made it to the nationals, one day I’m gonna make it there to.” They hear Tori make a sound of joy from behind them while they smile ignoring her and puts a hand on his arm causing him to turn and grin at them before looking back at Bronk. 

“Uhhh whatever.” Bronk said clearly annoyed while grabbing something from his pocket and tossing it to Yuma, which they recognized as the bottom part of his pendant. “Here,” Yuma made a confused sound as he caught it and realized what it was “Whoa…” Yuma whispered in disbelief, “How did you find it?” 

“Duh,” Bronk says as if it was the most obvious thing in the world, “I went looking for it,” He shouts as he skates off. “Later!”

༼ ºل͟º ༼ ºل͟º ༼ ºل͟º ༽ ºل͟º ༽ ºل͟º ༽~*

Yuma was sitting at the chest he essentially turned into a desk for his cards while she swung softly in the hammock looking at her cards with her cat asleep on her stomach. She looks over to him slightly worried knowing he was stressing over what used to be their dad’s deck, then they look back at their own, directly at their Red-eyes. Pulling it out, reaching over, and tapping Yuma’s cheek, which in turn causes him to jolt before looking at her then at the card she was reaching out towards him. He grabbed it, looking at it before letting out a small gasp and looking at them quickly. 

‘Sissy I-’

‘I want you to use her for your duel with Shark since I won’t be fighting with you’

‘But-’

‘Please Yuma…’ They look at him pleadingly hoping he would take her. He looks down at her and seems to think for a moment before smiling softly and nodding looking up at them. ‘Okay Sissy I will.’ She relaxes immensely and replies with, ‘Thank you Yuma, do you remember how to summon her?’ he nodded ‘She needs two tributes to be summoned’ as he says that the dragon comes out with a smile on her scaly face wrapping around Yuma and starts purring.

(ó ì_í)=óò=(ì_í ò)~

They woke up Sunday morning feeling rested, thankfully because Yuma didn’t have that nightmare again. When they get up, the twins quickly realize they had an hour until the station. Getting up quickly, Yuma hops down stairs grabbing her clothes and tossing them up to her. They get dressed quickly before they rush to the bathroom and brush their teeth. Once they are done with that, she opens up her makeup drawer, pulls out a ruby red eye-shadow, and begins to apply it.

‘Need help with your hair?’

‘Yes please,’ He nods and grabs her hair clip he wraps it up a few times before putting against her head and clipping it before moving to her red bangs with her hair in a ponytail going to the back of her knees and he loosely braids the bottom of her bangs which now also went to her knees.

“Hey sissy?”

“Yes?” She finishes with her eye-shadow and puts it back. ‘what lipstick should I use to intimidate Shark.’ Yuma let out an exasperated sigh before looking through and pulling out a transparent dark red stain, ‘This,’ he then pulled out a red lip gloss ‘With this.’ She sees what he pulled out and grins.

“That burning feeling from the other day, when you shoved Shark. Was that him or… the other thing.” She pauses just as she’s about to apply it for a second, she swallows a bit nervously remembering the feeling.

“It was the creature,” She lowers the stick for a second, beginning to stare off into space remembering the feeling so vividly “It was so… dark, it was such a dark red it was almost purple.” She suddenly jolts back to reality, shaking the spacey feeling off before applying the stain and lip gloss.

“Oh,” Yuma says a bit sadly, having an almost deep in thought look before snapping out of it and pulling her silver body glitter and handing it to her as she finishes with her lips. She grabs it quickly and applies it on her face, chest, arms and neck before putting some on Yuma’s arms and putting it away.

‘Ready?’ She asks him while tying her flannel around her waist while Yuma puts on the bracelet she made him years ago.

‘Ready.’ He confirms before they go and put on their shoes before running out of the house. Liru gives her grandma a kiss on the cheek as Yuma runs out with her.

“Bye grandma.” and before Yuma can get far she says, “Wait,” which brought the memory from a few days ago back to Yuma, “Oh right your kiss.” Clearly not wanting to be picked up again, he goes to give her a kiss, instead she says “No” before tossing something to Yuma, which in turn Yuma caught and asking, “What’s this?” 

“Duel fuel,” She says surprising them both “Now go take down that bully!” They both grin before running off.

(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

“I can’t believe it,” Shark says with a smirk as they get there, “You actually showed. Hope you said your goodbyes, cuz all your cards are about to be mine.” 

Liru huffs pulling him and his lackeys attention to her before looking away quickly from the look on her face while Shark just seemed barely intimidated but intimidated none of the less. He turned his attention back to Yuma to talk, “Sorry but the only thing that you’re gonna be getting is a good old fashioned butt kicking.”

‘Remember Yuma, you need to think straight for this duel so try not to do anything rash. Alright?’ 

“And why’s that?” Shark taunted. 

“Cause I’m feeling the flow!” Yuma declares confidently as he puts his duel disk and useless duel gazer on as he goes to his side of the field as Shark goes his, duel disk and gazer on and the female automated voice proceeds to say, “ Augmented reality vision link established. ” As Shark and Yuma said, “Let's duel!”

“Alright let’s do this! I summon Zubaba Knight, you’re going down Shark.” Yuma says as Zubaba Knight Appeared in attack position with 1600atk and a level three. “Course’, since I went first I’m not allowed to attack this turn so go ahead, your move.” Yuma finishes, giving the turn to Shark. Shark just chuckled as he said,

“Got that right, and with it I intend to crown that knight. It’s my draw. I summon fourth Big Jaws!”

Big Jaws *** Atk/1800 Def/300

“Man 1800 attack points,” Yuma says, starting to become worried. ‘Deep breathe Yuma, you got this.’  

Liru watches as he does just that as Shark says, “That’s right and since Zubaba Knight has just 1600, you’re in deep water.” Yuma freezes hearing him pronounce  Zubaba Knight like that before just sighing deeply confusing everyone but Liru before whining, 

“Sissyyyyy!” Shark smirks thinking he’s complaining about losing a monster but instead she walks over to him saying, “I know.” 

“He talks like you,” That confused them, especially Shark. “I’ve noticed,” and to make a point she said. “But right now I’d be more concerned for Zubaba Knight.”

Now they were just flat out shocked at that, putting together just how rare it was for that accent in Heartland City, but Shark snapped out of it quickly saying, “I activate the spell card Aqua Jet now until the end of this turn my Big Jaws gains 1,000 attack points.” Yuma gulps from beside her. “Now Big Jaws, it's feeding time! Attack!” Big Jaws destroys Zubaba Knight leaving Yuma with 2800 life points.

“Oh no my life points.” Yuma worries.

“Now I place one card face down and end my turn.”

“Nuts! We just started and I’m already down in a big way.” Yuma draws and gets excited, “Alright I play Pot of Greed.” Liru watches as he draws two cards and gets even more excited causing her to feel giddy as well. Looking at the cards, she lets out a surprised,

“Holy shit!” Causing the three bullies to be taken aback. The twins grin at each other, Yuma’s more excited while Liru’s was more mischievous.

‘Give him hell, Yuma.’ Yuma’s grin widen’s ‘Roger that!’  

“Alright I summon Black Dragon’s Chick in attack mode!”

Black Dragon’s Chick * Atk/800 Def/500

Shark’s lackeys laugh while Shark’s face seems to fall. Yuma grins “Don’t worry she won’t be around for much longer, because I activate her effect! I can send this face-up card I control to the Graveyard and use it to Special Summon, The dragon of rebellion against control and oppression, Red-Eyes Black Dragon!”

Red-Eyes Black Dragon ******* Atk/2400 Def/2000 

The dragon let out a ferocious roar that shook the world around them and echoed in their souls. The silence that followed was deafening, as the famous dragon of Joey Wheeler appeared ready to destroy those that stood in its way. 

“H-How?” One of Shark’s asked. “Our mother was a descendant of him and over the years she was passed down until she got to me,” Liru looks up at her dragon as she turns to Liru, crouching. She gently presses her head against Liru’s shocking everyone but the twins. Liru pulls away grinning up at the dragon, whispering, “Give them hell for what they did to Yuma.” She stands tall once again.

“Alright. Now Red-Eyes attack his Big Jaws!” Shark seemed nervous until he remembered his face down. 

“Not so fast, I activate Zeus’ Breathe which I have a feeling it’s gonna stink for you because it negates your monster's attack.” Red-Eye’s immediately goes to protect Liru and Yuma from the strong winds and water. “Oh, and there’s more if I have a water monster on my field you also take 800 points of damage! And there is a water monster on my field, so prepare to be soaked with a serious splash of damage.”

The winds from the trap pick up before lightning joins the mix. There are sounds of confusion as the trap dies down when the sight of Red-Eyes shielding Liru and Yuma from the blast. Slowly she unwraps herself from them and goes back to her position on the field, eyes promising death. They look at the others and laugh a little at their faces before continuing.

“Alright then I place one trap face down and end my turn.” Her head snaps towards him as she shouts, “Yuma!” He flinches and looks at her confused and Shark begins to laugh. It quickly becomes obvious to Yuma as he reaches up and rubs the back of his neck laughing nervously, “Heh, oops.” Liru sighs and shakes her head.

“Trap card huh? Big deal it’s my draw and first I summon Skull Kraken!” 

Skull Kraken *** Atk/600 Def/1600

They watch as the beast comes from the ground in attack position as it lets out a guttural growl. 

“600 attack points? Alright no prob Red-Eyes Black Dragon has 2400 so she’s still the strongest monster on the field.”

‘Don’t get to cocky Yuma.’

“Not for long she’s not.”

‘Those are the same monsters he used to xyz summon against Bronk.’

‘Oh.’ His thought wavers nervously as he eyes the monsters.

“You fool did you really think you could beat me? The best of the best and wins Bronk’s deck back!?”

‘Yeah I kinda did, guess I was wrong.’ He thought as he reached up and grabbed the broken pendant around his neck. 

‘Yuma.’ She thinks to him gently. 

‘I thought I was feelin’ the flow but maybe not.’ She puts a gentle hand on his arm.

“Face it Yuma I stomped your little key to pieces, and now, I’m gonna stomp you.” He has one those dark grins on his face again “This duel is over and when I win your duel deck I’m gonna trash! Just like I trashed your key.” Yuma’s mind is bouncing everywhere and his colors are turning an ugly purple showing he’s on the verge of an anxiety attack as his breath begins to quicken. So she moves in front of him, pulling his attention to her.

“What are you doing?” Shark asks but there something in his voice, like he recognizes what's going on and Liru whips around towards him with a scowl on her face before shouting, “SHUT UP!” 

She turns back to Yuma, the scowl turning into a soft and comforting look on a dime as she puts her forehead against his. He grabs her arms, clinging desperately as Bronk groans out in an annoyed tone, “This again Yuma?”

“Quiet!” She jerks a little in shock, wondering what made Shark decide to help out before shoving that thought away for a later time.

“Yuma, Corculum (Dear heart) I need you to look at me, can you do that?” He nods slightly, looking her in the eyes. “Alright Corculum what are five things you see” 

He looks around for a second before replying with “Y-You, the sky, R-Red-Eyes, Shark, and the ground.” She lets him breathe before she asks, “Now for things you can touch?” His response was instant. “Y-you, my cards, my pendant a-and the ground,” The tension starts leaving his shoulders, 

“Okay you’re doing amazing Corculum, now what are three things you can hear?” She watches him listen for a minute before replying with, “The wind, my breathing and birds.” She smiles gently. “Two things you can smell?” he breathes in for a second, 

“P-Petrichor and a campfire,” She smiles gently knowing the Petrichor comes from Sharks trap card and the campfire from Red-Eyes. “Now one thing you can taste,” He thinks for a second before saying “Marshmallows.”

‘You good now?’

‘Yeah, thank you.’ 

‘Anytime,’ She moves back next to him and Shark asks,

“Are you done now?” Liru just glares at him, he smirks and says.

“Now then next time you’ll learn not to pick fights you can win,”

“That’s where you’re wrong Shark I’ll never learn that lesson! No matter how many times I fall! No matter how many times I get laughed at, I’ll keep trying to high five the sky cuz when you’re feelin' the flow there’s no going back! And speaking of feeling the flow! I am so.” He says the last bit while taking off his pendant, which then proceeds to glow brightly blinding them. The light soon fades leaving them in the dream, but something was different. Looking down Liru realizes she was in her own body this time and looking to her right she see’s Yuma. He looks at her before they look at the key and sees that it’s whole again. They look up and are shocked to see the door. 

‘Whoa it’s my dream,’ Liru was rather worried now but couldn’t help but feel as if this was a good thing when the door began to speak. 

‘This is no dream, have you the courage to unlock this power it is time to decide Yuma. What will it be.’ He looks at Liru and Liru smiles putting her hand over his, both of them determined. 

‘Together?’ She asks, ‘Together.’ He confirms. 

They both charge towards the door, “Alright let's go!” Yuma shouts as they jump up and shove the key into the lock. A blue light erupts from the door when they do which then proceeds to throw them back, chains breaking from the door as it opens. A golden eyed figure flies out of the doorway, the light white-blue light shining around it as it goes straight for Yuma when they were back to back in a ball of cards with those weird numbers on them. Then just as quickly as it happened they were back on the ground next to each other as Yuma said, 

“Whoa that was weird” he suddenly looked down at his key and saw it fixed as if nothing happened. “Whoa, my key. It’s totally fixed!” They look when Shark begins making sounds of pain, a faint but sinister voice echoing from Sharks direction, “Yes Shark let the Number take hold.” as this purple and red energy that smells something rotten covering some sort of flowers.

“I overlay level three Big Jaws and Kraken!” A horrible feeling forms in her gut as the monster they saw the other day flashes through her mind. Suddenly it looks as if the galaxy has opened up in the middle of the field and they watched as the overlaying monsters went into it. “Now I can fill the overlay network, now Number 17 Leviathan Dragon! Be born!” 

They watch in horror as that thing came from the literal space in the ground as if wrapped around an eye, wings at its sides and what she assumes the tip of its tail is at the bottom of it. Then it begins to unravel, with its six wings and white horns, one that held a now purple 17, fins on its head and finally the legs that she thought were the tail. The strangely familiar creature lets out a roar from the depths of hell. Red-Eyes roars back ferociously in a threatening manner as Yuma whispers, “W-what is that?” and I hear Bronk from behind say in a shaky voice. “I’ve never since this monster before in my life”

“I’ve never seen a monster before in my life!” Bronk says in a shaky voice.

“Yeah same here,” Tori agrees.

“And what’s with the whole number thing?” Bronk asks, still frightened.

The creature lets out another roar and Red-Eyes roars back and they can faintly hear her speaking but can’t seem to make out the words.

“Now by removing one of my overlay units, like my Skull Kraken, I can power up Leviathan Dragon by 500 attack points!”

“What?” The dragon proceeded to eat one of the overlay units.

“Now Leviathan Dragon attack with Shock Stream Blast!” 

“No!” The twins shout at the same time as she was destroyed, throwing them back and Yuma’s life points went down to 1900

“This duel‘s just about done. One more attack and you’re through.”

“Agh, that’s some dragon, so much for a comeback,” Yuma says quietly as Liru pushes herself onto her knees.

“Rise.” They both jump at the ethereal voice, turning to look at the source and they let out shocked gasps at the sight.

“Rise up” The white-blue being spoke again. And Yuma said in a confused and awed voice.

“Who-Who are you?”

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Sorry i haven't uploaded i' finishing up school but i am almost done so it should be up within the week.

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So first I would like to apologize for no updates I haven’t had internet the past few months but should get some soon and then I will probably update once maybe twice a week depending on my motivation since now I have finally graduated high-school.

 

So anyway here is a preview for the next chapter

 

Present time:

When the being didn’t answer, Yuma threw himself up yelling to them while pointing. “Hey! Can you talk!?” While Yuma I had slowly got up on while keeping an eye one them. “Say something!” The being looked at Yuma out of the corner of their eye before turning to him slightly and saying,

“Astral”

“Huh?” Yuma said in confusion. ‘I think that’s their name’ I said in his head as I continued to study them.

“What’s an Astral?” Yuma asked.

“My name if I recall.”

“If you recall?” Yuma and I asked at the same time.

“What do you mean by that?” Yuma asked suspicious.

Suddenly Tori’s face appeared asking, “What’s going on you guys?” Bronks face then appeared also asking “Yeah who you talking to?”

“What do you mean who? This guy right here!” Yuma said looking at his friends while pointing to the being called astral.

“Where” Tori asked, obviously believing Yuma may have just gone crazy which in turn caused me to glare at her while Yuma yelled “Right here!” while still pointing at Astral. “Look!” he shouted again. In addition, as if to prove my point on what she thought, she said, “He’s lost it” while Yuma continued to yell at them while jumping around and pointing at Astral.

“What’s with you guys! Just open your eyes! He’s kinda hard to miss!” While Yuma continued to jump around shouting as Bronk turned to Tori and said something, I couldn’t hear over Yuma’s voice. I turned to astral again studying him before thinking to Yuma ‘I think we’re the only ones that can see him.’ Yuma stopped jumping around and shouting and looked at me confused before looking to Astral before mumbling, “or maybe I have lost it”

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Hey everyone, sorry about not updating I kinda fell out of the fandom for a little bit but my ass is back and hopefully here to stay. I'm rewriting it to be in third person(unless you rather it first person) and editing all those spelling mistakes a such. Thank you for reading this and enjoying it I hope because with all the mistakes I'm shocked that anyone would bother to read it. So thank you and hopefully chapter two will be up soon.