Happy 31st Birthday, Ronnie the Cat!
May you trounce termites and trick and troll suckers for years to come.
I hate yugioh (affectionate).
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I refuse to NOT interpret this as canon.
I love peach shipping but specifically when Yugi stays shorter than Anzu
Anzu carrying him and doing that thing where she puts his arms around him
Little spoon Yugi big spoon Anzu let it happen
Anzu: My future partner must be brave, strong, intelligent, successful and organized.
Yuugi: *steps on a caterpillar and proceeds to drop to their knees and sob while apologizing profusely*
Anzu: That one. I want that one.
I know I’ve seen some people talk about Vivian and her super obvious weird creepy crush on Yugi (especially cuz we don’t know her age) but like, you know whose age we do know??? Fucking Rebecca!! She’s literally, in canon, eight years old when they first meet her!!
And like obviously it’s not Yugi’s fault she’s got a huge crush on him, he’s pretty chill about that, but I gotta say
Why are you jealous???
She’s not even in double digits yet calm the fuck down she’s not gonna steal your man who’s probably dating some ancient spirit anyway
they are bi4bi best friends to lovers!!!
Yugi when he finds out Anzu won't peg him
Anzu and her two short goths.
Can you imagine Yugi trying to twirl Anzu at a dance
Still thinking about that time when they’re little and Anzu broke the game Yugi gave her because it was too hard for her and Yugi just laughed and gave her another game, that is easier for her, so that she could truly enjoy it... because games is supposed to be about having fun, and Yugi wanted her to have fun and enjoy the game QwQ
I think there was also the lore that Anzu used to travel around a lot with her dad when she’s little and I like to imagine they finally settled in Domino when Anzu’s around 9-10. She was a transfer student in Yugi’s class and as we know Anzu she’s Not Afraid to speak her mind, and very headstrong, she can be pretty annoying especially to the other kids, I like to imagine her not having many friends, at first. Maybe Yugi was also her very first friend, the very first one not “afraid”/”intimidated” of her like the other in their class, and instead trying to befriend her by the method he knows best: with games!
When she broke his game, she was sure Yugi’s gonna be mad at her and possibly leave her alone too like the others, BUT NOPE!! Yugi smiles big at her “That was hard, wasn’t it! I also needed WEEKS to complete it! Here, I have another game- I’m SURE you will like this one!” and that’s just how Anzu got: Attached. She put the name YUGI in big bold letters on the top of her FRIENDS list. She LIKES Yugi. Even as times passed, she got other friends, other groups to mingle and hang out with, but she’s always there for Yugi. Based on early chapters of the manga it implied that Anzu used to play in Yugi’s house often too, when they’re kids. Possibly they went to different middle schools or just have their own schedule, and then they meet again in high school and got close again.
I love that she’s the only one that Yugi ever calls with first-name basis, I think that just shows how Close they are- or at least how many years they’ve known the other. Anzu knows Sugoroku, and Yugi’s mom knows her too, possibly Yugi knows her family too.
In DSOD we know that both of them talk about each others’ dreams, possibly in private, because it seems no one else knew about Yugi’s dream to build games.
THEY’RE JUST.... They’re just So Good to each other. They are each other’s first friends... And they’re so different (different interests, Anzu’s got more outgoing persona than Yugi’s, different dreams) but they’ve been together since childhood, and it started with a game.
No, but the way that Tea looks at Yuugi, tears up, and then throws herself at him in a hug when she realizes that his soul is back.
Yugioctober Day 28: Is Burning People Alive That Bad If It’s to Save Your Friends?
(Prompt list) (Read it here on Ao3!)
Summary: During a slumber party, the nerds go around sharing memories of the moments they're the least proud of.
Mokuba’s jaw hit the floor. “You what?!”
“Look, I was in a very different state of mind back then!” Atem argued. “Anzu was in danger! And it wasn’t real fire, it only felt like he was...lit on fire.”
He cringed at the memory of how destructive his first few months out of the Puzzle had been. It was difficult for him to decide whether or not he was more ashamed or afraid of what he had been back then, but however he felt, he would much rather erase it from history. Still, Yugi had a point when they first discussed it in detail. That had been a part of his journey to where he was today. An unsavory part, yes, but a part he nonetheless had to accept.
That’s what everyone had decided to do, he supposed. All of them were sitting around the parlor in Kaiba manor in their pajamas, blankets and pillows bundled up like little islands around each person. A game of truth or dare had led to the question of what the worst thing he had done after escaping the Puzzle was, and seeing how uncomfortable the question had made him, the group had unanimously (albeit reluctantly for some) agreed to share their most embarrassing or shameful moments in response.
Atem was going to make sure they all held up their end of the bargain.
With a glance at Yugi, a dark blush crossed his face. “I um...I guess mine would be how I acted like a huge perv my freshman year. It was super gross and not me at all, but I felt like I had to prove myself as a ‘real man’ by acting like all the other guys at school. Not that that excuses it. Most of my sophomore year was spent apologizing to a bunch of the girls at school.”
“The important part is you realized it was wrong and grew out of it,” Anzu assured him. Atem couldn’t help but agree and mirror her soft smile.
All eyes turned to Jounouchi, who held his hands up in mock surrender. “Tossin’ Yugi’s puzzle piece outta the window, hands down. How ‘bout you, Honda?”
“Anything that happened while I was a robot monkey.” Honda visibly shuddered. “I still have nightmares about it.”
Otogi squirmed under everyone’s collective gaze. “Do I really need to say it? I think we all know.”
The group eyed one another and silently decided to let it slide. Atem, for one, didn’t want to think about that horrific incident any more than necessary, and it seemed the others shared his feelings. Just bringing it up forced a lump into his throat. One of his hands slipped into Yugi’s to make sure he was still there, safe and sound. Yugi smoothed his thumb over the back of Atem’s hand, a simple gesture that worked like a spell to calm Atem’s nerves. With the dreadful memory left behind, the spotlight shone on Anzu.
“Oh god, probably that stupid feud I had with Rebecca over Yugi.” Anzu laughed, trying to hide her embarrassment. “I mean, how ridiculous was that? She was literally half our age and he was taken anyway!”
Atem’s cheeks warmed, and Yugi offered her an apologetic shrug.
Ryou had a bit of a hard time figuring out how to answer the question, understandably so considering how little he retained from the first few years with the group. “I would say that time in the cave at Duelist Kingdom when I got run over by that giant inflatable boulder. It took me almost five minutes to realize I wasn’t dead, I was petrified!”
Yugi, Anzu, and Honda groaned, and Yugi reminded them, “Remember how we got cornered and Honda decided the best way to defend ourselves was to punch the giant rock?”
“Well it worked didn’t it?!” Trying to deflect everyone’s laughter off of him, he shifted attention to the next participant. “Mokuba, it’s your turn!”
“Hmmm…” Mokuba rubbed his chin with his hand. “Maybe how I went after Yugi and Atem the first time they beat Seto? I was a real amateur at Duel Monsters and only did it ‘cause I was angry. Then I figured out how cool they were!”
Yugi and Atem matched Mokuba’s bright smile, but only for a moment. A noticeable tension filled the air as the group focused on the final member.
Seto refused to meet anyone’s eyes, opting instead to hunch over with his elbows on his knees and stare down at the floor. Atem’s heart ached seeing Seto so distressed, but he understood. The question was just as loaded for him as it was for Atem, only the people who Seto’s misdeeds had targeted were the same people sitting around him. Yugi seemed to be following the same train of thought because he stood up, his hand still in Atem’s, and guided them both to sit on the couch next to Seto.
“You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to,” Yugi told him softly.
“No, I know what it is, it’s just stupid considering all the shit I’ve done.” Seto shook his head, a sad smile on his face. “I don’t know why it sticks out to me so much but...when I hit you in the face with my briefcase.”
Yugi’s eyes softened. “Seto--”
“Really?” Seto and Yugi’s gaze broke to look at Jounouchi. “I would have thought it was that ugly green hair dye.”
Yugi tried to muffle his snort behind his hand but managed to get a glare from Seto instead. Atem rolled his eyes. Seto knew just as well as anyone his hair had been hideous.
Their previously tender moment returned when Atem set a hand on Seto’s shoulder, smiling from behind Yugi. Seto knew he had made mistakes. They all had, Atem knew that better than anyone. Seto put his hand over Atem’s, and his other hand found Yugi’s, safe in the fact that he had been forgiven long ago by the people he had wronged.
Yugi leaned over to peck Seto on the cheek. “Just promise me you won’t ever do it again, hm?”
“Only if he promises not to set me on fire if I do.”
Atem almost slapped Seto in the face as he threw his arms over his head. “It happened one time! Once!”
At Yugi’s correction, several voices cried out, “Twice?!”
Atem dragged his hands down his face, snickering in spite of himself. It was going to be a long night.
Anzu: Hey Jounouchi, wanna third wheel on my date with Yuugi tomorrow?
Anzu: Atem! Wanna third wheel on my date with Yuugi tomorrow?
Atem: I guess.
Anzu: Great! I've always wanted to go on a double date!
Jounouchi & Atem: ...