Rekk (11:02:12 PM):
kwikkidus (11:03:21 PM): "The finals at last..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:03:32 PM): Roughly 50 minutes have passed since Casey's victory over Alexander. And the Gemstone Princess, Anna is sitting at a table in the Obelisk Cafeteria, her cards on the table in front of her and a cup of tea in her hand.
Polk Kitsune (11:03:55 PM): Casey looked over his card once more. He had a small break between the duels to recover. Overlooking his cards, he gave a definitive nod. "Good..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:05:15 PM): ....Two whole years for this day.... she thinks to herself.
Polk Kitsune (11:06:00 PM): "If I make it now, if I make it to the top..." He shook his head. "I've come far, but I can't relax. If he can see me now..."
Y Ruler of Time (11:06:21 PM): Alex spots Anna sitting with her cards, and walks up, "Nervous?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:06:53 PM): Anna bolts backwards slightly in her chair, her tea comes perilously close to splashing all over her.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:07:09 PM): "....." She turns to look at Alexander. "Why would you think that?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:07:52 PM): He smiles, "I told you, we're a lot alike..."
Sinisquirrel (11:08:00 PM): "W-what he, Casey-san?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:08:46 PM): "I don't see you wearing a skirt." She observes, sipping her beverage.
Polk Kitsune (11:08:46 PM): "Huh?" He blinked, looking back at Ren. "Oh, Sorry." He gave an embarrassed chuckle. "Talking to myself, that should look bad."
Sinisquirrel (11:09:21 PM): "Eheh... I... I look like I do it all the time... but... that doesn't answer it... who's 'he'?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:09:49 PM): He ignores the remark, "What, you don't think I wasn't just like you a little over an hour ago? Going over my cards, thinking of every move Casey could make..."
Y Ruler of Time (11:10:20 PM): "I would've had tea too except...I kinda crushed my thermos a couple hours ago," his hand rests on the back of his head, embarrassed
Polk Kitsune (11:11:32 PM): He blinked a moment. "I..." He tried to hold it in a moment, but let out a sigh. "He's... Someone I'd rather wish I'd never met. Someone I can't keep hiding from..."
Polk Kitsune (11:11:36 PM): "My father..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:12:25 PM): She glances at her cards for a moment, then lets out a single laugh. "I can only hope I picked up on more than you, if that's the case."
Polk Kitsune (11:13:22 PM): "He's why I'm trying so hard now. Why I can't slow down..."
Sinisquirrel (11:14:00 PM): "Your father?" She seemed surprised. She had never really thought of Casey's family, aside from the obvious brother... deceased, anyway. "I-I'm sure he'd be proud anyway, coming... so far?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:14:39 PM): "...Let me ask you a question, Alex."
Y Ruler of Time (11:14:48 PM): "What's that?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:15:00 PM): "How long have you wanted to be Kaiser?"
Polk Kitsune (11:15:23 PM): He gave a chuckle, almost choking on it. "Heh, yeah. I'm sure he is. Either that, or he'd wonder if I turned stupid. Whichever comes to him mind first."
Y Ruler of Time (11:16:02 PM): "Hm...difficult question to answer, really...the Kaiser is the best at the academy...and I guess I've sort of always wanted to be the best."
Sinisquirrel (11:16:23 PM): She frowned slightly. "But... you've worked so hard... we've... we've both seen it... you're..." she squeaked. "You're a good person..."
Y Ruler of Time (11:17:17 PM): "I guess I never really started seriously working towards Kaiser in specific until the beginning of the year, though."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:17:55 PM): "I see."
Polk Kitsune (11:18:06 PM): He blinked, and smiled softly. "Thank you... and that means a lot to me..." But then he gave a sigh. "But that doesn't matter to him. I know it."
Y Ruler of Time (11:18:08 PM): "Why?"
Polk Kitsune (11:18:10 PM): "He's... different..."
Sinisquirrel (11:19:12 PM): "D-different how...?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:19:34 PM): "Call it curiosity."
Y Ruler of Time (11:19:59 PM): "...What about you, then?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:20:53 PM): "....Since before I entered prep school."
Polk Kitsune (11:21:00 PM): "... A monster... Pure... Monster."
Sinisquirrel (11:21:48 PM): "... eh?" She shook her head. That couldn't be right. "Monster?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:21:50 PM): Alex's eyes widen. "...I see. You really are a perfectionist then, aren't you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:22:12 PM): "I don't just say it to say it, I'll tell you that much."
Polk Kitsune (11:22:14 PM): "Yeah..." He shook his head quickly. "And that's why I gota get tougher... I gota see that I'm good enough."
Y Ruler of Time (11:23:12 PM): Alex chuckles softly. "I guess that's the thing about being the best...so many people want it but, but only one of them can achieve it..."
Sinisquirrel (11:23:27 PM): "I-I don't... think that's very fair..." Ren took a deep breath, and, unsteady and shaking, put her hands on top of his. "B-but i-if it's w-what you w-want, t-to do it... I'm..." She took a breath.
Sinisquirrel (11:23:28 PM): "Here. For you."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:24:53 PM): "I've been working at it for as long as I care to recall at this point....and now, I'm only one last duel away."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:25:27 PM): She shuffles her cards together. "No matter what will Casey Rain has....I won't lose here. I can't lose when I'm so close."
Polk Kitsune (11:26:13 PM): "... Ren..." He gave a soft nod. "Thank you... I'm sorry if I'm dragging you through this..."
Y Ruler of Time (11:26:43 PM): "..." Alex stares at the determined-looking girl for a few seconds in silence, before chuckling, "Maybe I was wrong...maybe I don't understand you as well as I thought I did.
Sinisquirrel (11:26:58 PM): "N-not at all...! I... I thought you were cool since f-first year, so..." Gulp. "I-I'm never going to be Kaiserin material... this is good enough."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:28:45 PM): "....." She shakes her head. "You wouldn't be the first." She says, a small shadow of a smile on her face. She then places her deck into its case at her side.
Y Ruler of Time (11:29:29 PM): "Well, all I know is before I talked to you, I knew who I was going to root for in this duel," he smiles back, "maybe you should open up a bit more often."
Polk Kitsune (11:29:50 PM): "... you're more than good enough... More than I deserve. Kaiser is only a title, but there are more important things..."
Polk Kitsune (11:30:07 PM): "I just have to tell myself... I can do it."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:30:36 PM): A snort. "Please. I'm not even sure if I should've told you anything. The last thing I need is a bunch of friends weighing me down."
Sinisquirrel (11:30:38 PM): "M-mn... if they're... your dreams, they're important. Expectations... are dreams, too. S-someone else's... but they're still dreams."
Y Ruler of Time (11:31:56 PM): His smile becomes a bit more sad, "No...I was right...We are similar in a lot of ways... Look, just...good luck, okay?"
Polk Kitsune (11:33:14 PM): He gave a soft nod. "Yes..." He caresses her head. "Hope I can make it up to you after all this."
Sinisquirrel (11:33:47 PM): "U-uh! Uhm... y-yes... w-well... isnt'itabouttostartagain?" Gee, I hope it is!
Viewtiful Rekk (11:34:14 PM): "...I suppose the polite thing to do would be to thank you." She says.
Polk Kitsune (11:34:40 PM): He blinked a moment, looking to his PDA. "Looks like it." He gave a nod, smiling. "Wish me luck."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:35:08 PM): "....Don't slack in your third year, Alexander." She says with a tone of finality and walks off.
Sinisquirrel (11:35:24 PM): "M-mmn!" She nodded heartily, and wanted to wish him luck in words... but the sounds sort of just died out in her throat. Instead, she gave him a thumbs up.
Y Ruler of Time (11:35:41 PM): Alex stares after her, a little surprised...But then a slight grin of amusement crosses his face
Y Ruler of Time (11:36:29 PM): "Well, she's rude, she's withdrawn, she's spiteful...but she can be funny every now and then, so I guess she's not all bad..."
Polk Kitsune (11:36:48 PM): He smiled, and leaned down, giving her a quick kiss, before letting her go, walkign off toward the arena.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:37:29 PM): Moments later, back in Obelisk Arena...
Viewtiful Rekk (11:38:31 PM): Ichirou glances out at the packed bleachers. "Well...almost time." He says, a slight smirk of anticipation on his face.
kwikkidus (11:39:09 PM): "Casey versus Anna... instinct versus precision, I suppose."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:39:56 PM): He walks out to the arena. "Alright, beginning the final match of the Kaiser tournament! Whoever wins this match will be declared the top student in the entire school!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:41:36 PM): He points at the hallway. "First, the Duke of Flames, Casey Rain!" He announces, complete with....different title?
Sinisquirrel (11:42:00 PM): "D-duke...?"
Polk Kitsune (11:43:27 PM): He blinked a moment, but smirked as he stepped forward, raising both fists triumphantly in the air for the crowd. "YEAH!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:43:45 PM): Fangirls, screaming, banners, etc.
Y Ruler of Time (11:43:53 PM): Alex slow-claps
Viewtiful Rekk (11:44:33 PM): "And his opponent....the Gemstone Princess, Anna Curtis!" He declares, pointing again.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:45:06 PM): Anna walks out, not making a sound save her heels tapping the floor as she makes her way to the arena.
Y Ruler of Time (11:45:27 PM): Another slow clap
Viewtiful Rekk (11:46:12 PM): Anna looks at Casey as she takes her place, then removes her deck from its case and begins shuffling it.
Polk Kitsune (11:47:25 PM): Casey gave a glare at his opponent as he mimicked her movement. "Just because you're a girl doesn't mean I'll go easy on you..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:47:41 PM): "...Don't say such idiotic things."
Polk Kitsune (11:48:14 PM): His eyes narrowed. "Right..." Temper...
Viewtiful Rekk (11:48:37 PM): "How many other Obelisks did you beat to gain that rank? Obviously, some of them were female as well."
Polk Kitsune (11:49:24 PM): "Of course. But with the ranks also comes blame, and some will use anything as an excuse."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:49:24 PM): Ichirou looks between the two. "Both of you ready?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:49:47 PM): "People can say what they please. I'm not going to lose anyway, so it doesn't matter."
Polk Kitsune (11:50:07 PM): "That's what we'll see." He gave a nod, pulling the deck into it's slot. "Ready."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:50:26 PM): She calmly places her deck into her Duel Disk. "I'm ready." She says simply.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:51:03 PM): "Well then....let the match to decide the Kaiser of the school BEGIN!" He declares, before getting to the edge of the arena and heading to his seat.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:51:59 PM): Anna snaps five cards off her deck.
Polk Kitsune (11:52:13 PM): "I'll start! Draw!" He pulled six cards out.
Polk Kitsune (11:53:04 PM): "... I'll set one monster facedown, along with a facedown card."
Polk Kitsune (11:53:09 PM): "That ends my turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:53:12 PM): "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:53:52 PM): "Gem Beast Topaz Tiger!" A bright yellow gem arises and shatters, revealing a white tiger which growls softly. (1600/1000)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:54:58 PM): "I play the permanent magic card Gem Tree!" A bare glowing tree arises behind the tiger.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:55:25 PM): She points at the defender. "When Topaz Tiger attacks, it gains 400 attack. Go, Topaz Bite!" She commands as the tiger leaps forward. (2000/1000)
Polk Kitsune (11:55:48 PM): He gave a snerk. "Activate trap card! Backfire!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:57:27 PM): "So I lose 500 points whenever a Fire-type monster is destroyed...? Fine."
Polk Kitsune (11:58:43 PM): He gave a nod. "Yeah. Simple as that." He eyed as the facedown UFO Turtle bit the dust, a wave of flame shooting out at Anna.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:58:50 PM): (7500)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:59:22 PM): She calmly places a card into her Duel Disk. "One reverse. End turn.
Polk Kitsune (11:59:41 PM): He grabbed into his deck, and pulled out a card. "I'll summon Fox Fire to the field."
Polk Kitsune (12:00:01 AM): The little fox poofed onto the field with a sharp 'Erf!
Polk Kitsune (12:00:12 AM): 300/200
Viewtiful Rekk (12:00:36 AM): I see his game.... She says, frowning slightly.
Polk Kitsune (12:00:47 AM): "And for my turn... Draw." He pulled a card out. "Mmnn..."
Polk Kitsune (12:01:30 AM): "I'll turn Fox Fire in defense... And set one monster."
Polk Kitsune (12:01:38 AM): He eyed her. "End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:01:53 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:02:53 AM): She glances at her hand. Well....your effect is no use like this, so....
Y Ruler of Time (12:03:01 AM): Alex scratched his chin as he watched the duel. "This is one strategy Casey never got to use against me..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:03:24 AM): "Gem Beast Ruby Carbuncle!" A purple little cat-like being leaps out and lets out a 'Bi bi bi!' as its tail snaps through the air. (300/200)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:03:49 AM): *(300/300)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:04:14 AM): "And the equip magic Gem Release to increase its attack by 800." She says as a small aura surrounds the Carbuncle. (1100/300)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:05:05 AM): She frowns momentarily.... "....Topaz Tiger, attack the defender!"
Polk Kitsune (12:05:09 AM): "Right..." He glared at her monsters. "But you know you're the only one getting hurt..."
Polk Kitsune (12:06:42 AM): A dragon appeared for a moment before the tiger ripped it to shreds... Followed by another wave of fire. "Masked Dragon dies, but with his effect..." Another one appeared on the field, coiling around itself in defense.
Polk Kitsune (12:06:47 AM): (1400/1100)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:06:49 AM): (7000)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:07:02 AM): Searchers and searchers....should've seen this coming...
Viewtiful Rekk (12:07:07 AM): "End turn."
Polk Kitsune (12:07:56 AM): "Draw!" He snapped a card out.
Polk Kitsune (12:10:07 AM): He gave a small smirk. "I summon in Ultimate Baseball Kid." The red kid apeared once more, drawing power from the dragon and the fox. (2500/1000)
Y Ruler of Time (12:10:54 AM): Alex twitched slightly as the monster appeared. "That thing..."
Polk Kitsune (12:11:49 AM): "Ultimate Baseball Kid, attack the Carbuncle!" The boy launched a ball of fire in the air, and with a swing, launched it straigth at the little guy.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:12:41 AM): The carbuncle lets out a feeble squeak as it's destroyed.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:13:03 AM): (5600)
Polk Kitsune (12:13:51 AM): "One facedown card... And that ends my turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:13:54 AM): A stone of ruby appears in Anna's backfield. "When Gem Release is sent from the field to the grave, I may set a Gem Beast from my deck into my Magic/Trap zone."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:15:26 AM): A stone of sapphire appears next to the ruby.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:15:27 AM): "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:15:46 AM): Two brightly glowing leaves are hanging over the Gem Tree now, by the way.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:17:28 AM): She calmly points at her reverse card. "Activate the instant magic M-Force."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:17:57 AM): A red aura surrounds Topaz Tiger. "This increases the attack of a Gem Beast by 500 and gives it piercing for the turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:22 AM): "And then I will tribute my Gem Tree to place two Gem Beasts into my Magic/Trap zone."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:55 AM): Two stones of Amber and Onyx appear in Anna's backfield.
Polk Kitsune (12:19:09 AM): "... Preparing for one huge attack?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:19:47 AM): "I will then tribute all four for the magic card Gem Abundance." She says, holding up a card and placing it into her disk.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:19:53 AM): *Disk
Viewtiful Rekk (12:20:55 AM): "By sacrificing 4 Gem Beasts from my Magic/Trap zone..." All four gems dissolve. "All cards on the field are sent to the graveyard."
Polk Kitsune (12:21:08 AM): He frowned. "You gotta be kidding..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:21:08 AM): Alex stands up in his seat and leans over the railing, "Unbelievable! Can she really do it?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:21:12 AM): "And thanks to that key difference in wording, they are not destroyed, and I take no damage from Backfire."
Polk Kitsune (12:22:55 AM): "So it is..." He grabbed each cards, tossing them into the graveyard.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:23:32 AM): "Then, for each card of yours that went to the grave..." She smirks. "One Gem Beast from my grave is special summoned."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:23:48 AM): "Your three monsters, plus Backfire....that makes four, yes?"
Polk Kitsune (12:24:21 AM): He gave a nod. "Yes... Plus my facedown. Five."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:24:54 AM): "Well then....I am forced to summon all five of mine."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:25:21 AM): "Topaz Tiger! Ruby Carbuncle! Sapphire Pegasus! Amber Mammoth! Onyx Serpent!" In five points of light, the five beasts all appears.
Rekk (12:29:24 AM):
"And from Sapphire Pegasus's
effect...." A stone of Emerald appears.
Y Ruler of Time (12:25:36 AM): Alex did some mental math "...It's not done quite yet..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:25:38 AM): (1600/1000) (300/300) (1800/1200) (1700/1600) (1800/600)
Polk Kitsune (12:27:50 AM): "Quite an army..."
Polk Kitsune (12:28:17 AM): ((800))
Viewtiful Rekk (12:28:19 AM): "Yes....7200 points of power to be exact."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:28:25 AM): "Now feel its might. DIRECT ATTACK!"
Polk Kitsune (12:29:49 AM): Casey winced at each blows, and was left, breathing heavily, one knee to the floor. "Gh..."
Rekk (12:28:58 AM):
smirks. "One reverse. End turn."
Polk Kitsune (12:30:13 AM): "This isn't over yet!" He shook his head, pulling out a card. "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:30:44 AM): "It might as well be."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:30:58 AM): "I've analyzed your deck, Casey Rain. You don't run a single lifegain card."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:31:37 AM): "And even with your searchers....there's no way you can put five monsters worth of defenses up in one turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:32:00 AM): "This duel will be over as soon as my next turn begins. "She says, smiling."
Polk Kitsune (12:32:07 AM): "Maybe... We'll see..."
Polk Kitsune (12:32:27 AM): He placed down two cards. "One defense monster, and one facedown card."
Polk Kitsune (12:32:36 AM): "That ends my turn..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:32:47 AM): "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:33:21 AM): "Let me guess, your reverse is....Mirror Force, perhaps?"
Polk Kitsune (12:33:33 AM): "... Perhaps."
Polk Kitsune (12:33:49 AM): "Why don't you attack, and find out?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:34:08 AM): "Ruby Carbuncle, Amber Mammoth, go to defense." She says, switching the two cards.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:34:20 AM): The two beasts kneel down.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:34:31 AM): "Topaz Tiger, attack the defender! Topaz Bite!"
Polk Kitsune (12:36:14 AM): As the tiger bit down on it's prey, it easily gave in to the brow, falling to pieces of bone and ripped tissue...
Polk Kitsune (12:36:31 AM): ... But soon came back as the reaper it was, cackling madly. "Spirit Reaper..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:36:42 AM): "Aaah. I see."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:36:49 AM): "End turn."
Polk Kitsune (12:37:02 AM): "One monster, quite worth of blocking all of yours..."
Polk Kitsune (12:37:19 AM): "Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (12:37:33 AM): He gave a sigh. Good thing for that little critter...
Polk Kitsune (12:38:19 AM): "... I'll set down another defender. That ends my turn." For now...
Viewtiful Rekk (12:38:25 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:39:01 AM): She points at the defender. "Topaz Tiger, attack it!"
Polk Kitsune (12:39:28 AM): "SQUEE~!" Was the last you heard of the little critter dying. "Sangan bites it..."
Polk Kitsune (12:39:50 AM): "And with it, I grab my little friend. Ultimate Baseball Kid."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:41:44 AM): "Him again? How desperate.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:42:02 AM): "I end my turn."
Polk Kitsune (12:42:43 AM): "Maybe, Princess, but that might be just what I need... Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (12:43:18 AM): "I summon the Ultimate Baseball Kid."
Polk Kitsune (12:43:54 AM): "Now, that little army's gonna get what's coming... Activate trap card, DNA Transplant."
Y Ruler of Time (12:44:26 AM): "It's...it's going to be even stronger than it was against me!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:44:40 AM): She frowns. ...Damn...
kwikkidus (12:45:19 AM): "One little card... and so much trouble."
Polk Kitsune (12:45:34 AM): And with every monsters in the field turning to fire... the kid even gre into a muscled man, wielding a bat bigger than himself. (6500)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:45:59 AM): "If he hits with that...it'll practically even the score..."
Polk Kitsune (12:46:02 AM): "Now, Ultimate Baseball Kid, attack the Topaz Tiger! Meteo Grand Slam!"
Y Ruler of Time (12:46:28 AM): Alex's eyes drift over the field "...Amber Mammoth is going to save her"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:46:34 AM): She smirks. "Idiot."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:47:07 AM): A loud call trumpets through the field as Amber Mammoth charges in front of the blow from its defensive stance, being broken to nothing in an instant.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:47:20 AM): A stone of amber than appears in her Magic/Trap zone.
Polk Kitsune (12:47:58 AM): "... Knew it." He shook his head. "Oh well..." He looked to his hand, smirking. "End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:47:59 AM): "When a face-up Gem Beast is attacked, I may change the target to Amber Mammoth. And as it was in defense...." She smirks.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:48:03 AM): "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:49:23 AM): Anna smiles.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:49:29 AM): "Your Ultimate Baseball Kid is impressive."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:50:14 AM): She calmly points at Ruby Carbuncle. "I sacrifice Ruby."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:51:01 AM): "Come forth, Magna-Slash Dragon." A bright green dragon with two blades on its arms appears, roaring. (2400/1200)
Polk Kitsune (12:51:27 AM): He blinked a moment. He heard about that dragon. "... No..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:52:16 AM): "Magna-Slash's effect...." The stone of emerald in Anna's backfield disappears. It flows into the dragon's blades as it leaps forward and slashes the DNA Transplant card in two.
Polk Kitsune (12:54:45 AM): And with that, every monsters returned to their usual elements... the the baseball kid's muscles deflated.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:55:33 AM): "Topaz Bite." She simply declares as the tiger leaps forward, its attack leaping up by 400. (2000)
Polk Kitsune (12:56:38 AM): Casey's face just turned away as the kid was taken down by the tiger. (0)
Y Ruler of Time (12:57:11 AM): "...It's really over..."
Polk Kitsune (12:58:08 AM): Casey shook his head as he looked at the two cards ion his hand. "So close..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:58:27 AM): Anna glances at Casey.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:58:56 AM): "I will admit your skill. Few duelists survive even one turn after I play Gem Abundance, especially when they had as many cards on their field as you did."
Polk Kitsune (12:59:06 AM): He looked over at her... And turned two two leftovers. Fox Fire ad Creature Swap.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:59:20 AM): "And your ascent to Obelisk from Ra Yellow was nothing short of amazing..."
Polk Kitsune (12:59:23 AM): "Next turn, a direct line to your lifepoints."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:59:32 AM): "But against someone as perfect as I, you had no chance."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:00:12 AM): A small smirk. "Yes, that would've nearly defeated me. Which is why I admit your skill."
Polk Kitsune (1:00:19 AM): He gave a nod. "Thank you... I guess this is as good as a good game I'll get from you... Kaiser."
kwikkidus (1:00:42 AM): "Kaiserin." comes a somewhat quiet voice from the nearby chair.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:00:50 AM): ....Kaiserin...finally.
Polk Kitsune (1:01:07 AM): He extended a hand toward her. "Congragulations..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:01:10 AM): She turns her glance to her dorm head. "....Yes, Miss Melancholy?"
kwikkidus (1:01:34 AM): "Oh, not you. I was correcting the boy." A dismissive hand-wave. "Congratulations. Do not expect preferential treatment. All of that."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:01:49 AM): "Of course, ma'am."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:02:07 AM): She accepts his hand. "Perhaps we'll do it again some time."
Y Ruler of Time (1:03:04 AM): "HEY!" Alex shouts from his position at the front row.
kwikkidus (1:03:08 AM): "Ichirou! The duel is over, announce the winner formally. That is your job, is it not?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:03:17 AM): "...?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:03:25 AM): "You won, stupid!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:03:29 AM): "Act a little happy!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:03:37 AM): Anna lets out a small snort.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:04:05 AM): "Yeah, yeah...." Ichirou begins to step forward, but stops as the winner raises up her arm.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:04:58 AM): Anna looks out at the audience. "I am Anna Curtis! Up until now, my title has been that of the Gemstone Princess! But today, I will take a new title!"
Polk Kitsune (1:05:02 AM): Casey stepped back, letting her get the glory she deserved... And walked away, arms crossed. Looks like I really wasn't enough. Close, but not enough... yet.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:05:23 AM): "From now until I pass on my rank, I am Anna Curtis, the Gemstone Kaiserin!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:06:00 AM): "Pay your respects to the queen!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:06:39 AM): Alex clapped slowly, "There, that's a little better..."
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