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The Ties That Bind Us - Ch 2
Summary: Kaiba Seto's life is in danger and a worried Mokuba goes behind his brother's back and enlists the help of one Jounouchi Katsuya. But what will happen when a gun is fired at Seto and the outcome is both familial and fatal?! Seto xJou.
The Ties That Bind Us
Chapter 2: The Intrusion
"Is everything prepared, Roland?" Seto asked the older man as he glanced around at the party guests, noticing a mop of blond hair and a spiky starfish head come in laughing.
Hmm, it appears the mutt can clean up rather well, somewhat put off that he didn't look like the dog in a penguin suit that he'd pictured in his head earlier.
"Yes, sir. The exhibit has been set up as specified. We're ready for the opening," Roland replied in low tones.
"Very good," Seto murmered before turning around and calling behind him. "Ishizu."
She nodded in reply, stepping onto the platform that sat across from the curtained off room. She cleared her throat, clinking a spoon against h
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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