One by one, the cards turn over until all of them are displayed on a large monitor high above on the wall behind Osiris. Yami’s eyes widened with shock and confusion. His friends both from his world and this one look on as well. It is not the arrangement that has them on edge as much as the cards that Yami turned over. Wanting answers, Yami aims a fierce gaze at Osiris.
“What is the meaning of this?!” Yami asked in a demanding tone.
“Not what you were expecting, Pharaoh?” Osiris said wearing a snide grin.
The cards Yami had turned over represented members of Osiris’ team and Azeem turned over cards representing Gan-Gan Galaxy. Yami should have expected something like this.
“What I told was nothing but the truth. The cards did indeed represent members of each team however I never clarified which team you would be selecting for. Do you find this unfair?” says Osiris.
Yami cannot argue. Though it was deceitful, Osiris is correct. He never said which team he or Azeem would be selecting for and each card did depict each member of both teams. Knowing how enigmatic gods can be, Yami suspects that when Osiris granted them permission to make changes, that could have included switching sides. He didn’t like the deception but he must agree to it. “No, this is fine,” he says before stepping away from the table and heading back over the Ginkga and the others.
“In that case, we will begin the first round of this Beyblade Battle!” Osiris announced. “I will allow you a moment to plan your strategy.”
When Yugi rejoins his team, Benkei rushes to him to figure out what happened. “Hey Yugi, what gives? I thought you were choosing for our team,” he says.
“So did I. But it was as Osiris said. He wanted this to be as mysterious as possible,” Yugi tells him.
“Well, it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters right now is beating Osiris and his goons and getting our friends back,” Gingka said with his usual zeal.
Yami smiles at Gingka’s resolve. It reminded him of Jonouchi who would always see the brightest side of a dark situation. He looks over at the barrier holding Jonouchi, Anzu, Honda and now Madoka. Gingka is right. Freeing them is top priority. “You are right, Gingka,” Yami says, looking back at him. “Getting back our friends is most important.”
“Yeah! Let’s win this and get everyone back!” Kenta said, feeling inspired.
“You said it, little buddy! Bu-bu-bu-bull!!” Benkei boasted loudly.
“This is gonna be so cool!” Yu cheered.
Yami and Yugi, from within the Millennium Puzzle, both smile and give each other a knowing nod. They are happy to have found such good people in this strange world.
Osiris sneers at them wickedly. “Show me the best of your abilities, then,” he says quietly to himself. He then says loudly, “Your time has passed! Now let this battle tournament commence!”
“Okay, looks like you’re up first, Kenchi,” says Yu.
“Yeah, and I’m up against that girl,” Kenta said, watching the girl in silver garb stroll up to the Beyblade Stadium.
“Don’t worry, Kenta. We’re behind you all the way,” Gingka said with encouragement, knowing how anxious Kenta can get before a Beyblade Battle.
“Yeah, you got this!” Benkei added with enthusiasm.
Yami steps to Kenta. “Kenta, remember, you have all of our support, myself and my friends included,” he says, resting hand on his shoulder.
Kenta replies with a nod. “Thanks, Yugi!” he says.
Yami nods and says, “Now battle your hardest!”
With that, Kenta heads to the stadium, taking a moment to look at the barrier beforehand. He sees Madoka looking back with concern in her eyes. She worries for Kenta each time he battles. However, she also knows that Kenta will always battle his hardest and that his friends will be there for him no matter what. Kenta flips Madoka a thumbs up, assuring her that he will be fine. She acknowledges the gesture with a nod.
“Hey, looks like that little guy is up first,” said Jonouchi.
“You sure he’s gonna do alright,” added Honda.
“There’s no real need to worry. Kenta will do fine as long as he has Gingka and the others,” said Madoka. She then sighs with melancholy. “I wish I was out there with them. I hate being stuck in here like this.”
“Yeah, we know how you feel,” Anzu says sympathetically. “No matter how many duels Yugi’s had, we were always there to support him. It stinks we can’t be out there right now cheering him on.”
“AARGH!!” yelled Jonouchi when he punches the barrier. “Dat stinkin’ Osiris! Wait until I get my hands that creep for puttin’ us in here!”
“Uh, you’re not exactly god killing material, pal,” Honda commented plainly.
“Shut yer yap!” Jonouchi shot back. He calms himself down even though he is still highly frustrated with their predicament. Jonouchi cannot lose his composure despite his ire. “The thing is we shouldn’t be in here. We oughta be out there! Helping our pal including yours, Madoka! Yugi was a stranger to you but you still gave him a hand anyway. Anyone who does that is pretty awesome in my book.”
“Jonouchi’s right. You helped Yugi out even though you knew so little about him. And we really appreciate all of you bringing him here,” Anzu said.
“Aw, you guys. You’re embarrassing me,” said Madoka sheepishly.
“Hey, sorry to break up this tender moment but you ought to check this out,” Honda tells everyone.
Jonouchi, Anzu and Madoka look toward the Bey Stadium. They see Gingka, Benkei, Yu, Kenta and Yugi looking at them. One by one, each throws up a sign that everything will be fine with a thumbs up. Seeing this display of courage, they can feel the weight of concern lift from their shoulders. Jonouchi, Madoka, Anzu and Honda look at each and laugh. They should have known better than worry about Yugi or Gingka. They know those two are really strong and have faced many tough opponents and overcome them in the end. They will do the same here.
Wearing a big grin on his face, Jonouchi returns the thumbs up, first looking at Yugi before moving down the line to the rest of Madoka’s friends. Honda, Anzu and Madoka follow suit, wishing their friends luck.
“Yeah! Kick their butts, guys!” Jonouchi yelled excitedly.
“Uh, dude. You do remember they can’t hear us, right?” said Honda.
“I know that. But still, it feels good to cheer ‘em on, you know? We can’t just sit here like bumps on a log,” Jonouchi tells him.
“You’re right, Jonouchi. We should still support them no matter what, whether they can hear us or not,” Anzu agreed. “Right, Madoka?”
“You bet!” Madoka answered.
Gingka, Yugi, Benkei Yu and Kenta all look at the barrier holding their friends. They are all smiles. Though they cannot hear them, they know that they have their friends’ support. They will be free soon, right after Osiris and his servants are beaten.
Kenta step up to the Bey Stadium and throws his fiercest gaze at the girl is silver, who has been waiting patiently. She just sneers back.
“Now that you have had time to strategize, allow me to start this tournament properly,” Osiris said. “First, I would like to thank Gan-Gan Galaxy for participating. And welcome to my personal arena, the Valley of the Kings! Fitting, isn’t it, Pharaoh?” He pauses for a moment to take in the stern glare from Yami. Regarding this with a grin, he continues. “Let us begin with the first round. Kenta and his Bey, Flame Sagittario against Ferrah and her Bey, Silver Scarab. Let the battle commence!”
Ferrah snickers at Kenta. “So kid, are you ready to face the big leagues?” she snidely mocks him.
Kenta, tired of Ferrah’s shrewdness, quickly whips out his launcher, locks Sagittario into place and brings it to bear. “I’ve been in plenty of battles! So you bet I’m ready!” he says.
Ferrah coos and whips out her launcher and Beyblade. “Oh, I hope you’re a lot of fun,” she says.
“Let’s do this! Three!” Kenta said.
“Two,” followed Ferrah.
“One! Let it rip!” Kenta hollered out, pulling hard on the rip cord.
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