Later, elsewhere on the island...
what's you're ba-rilliant mind tellin' ya now
, Sherlock?" Tristen looks to Joey with a Skeptical look on his face.
. Right now, the only thing my brilliant mind is doin' is givin' me a brilliant headache
!" Joey counters and he hold his head with a wince.
Yugi was looking around where he could find a trace of Shadow, remembering what Yami taught him just earlier. Though he had found a moving shadow that was showing them the way, he did spot where the thieving took place. "Well, maybe we should stake out the scene of the crime. It's over there!" Yugi runs over to an arena with 146 stamped on the side, and sits down on the ground. Joey was the first the speak up. "Think the thief'll come back?"
"He just might, and we can put our heads together and plan in the meantime." Yugi suggested while looking around some more, someone in the bushes is watching them, as the other three walk over and join Yugi.
"Yeah, but don't forget one of those heads is Joey's. That's sorta like subtractin' one brain
!" Tristen said with a thoughtful look. Joey glared at his friend while being sarcastic. "Ha, ha."
Yugi in the mean time noticed something about the bushes. It was what he was looking for, straight face about it. "I know you're out there! Show yourself!" Yami from the sidelines nodded to Shadow, proud for helping out like she did.
The masked kid leaps out of the bushes. "Ahh- ha!! I've found you at last, Yugi!!"
Everyone looked to the masked kid, ready for anything. "That must be the kid we were lookin' for!" Joey declared.
"I can handle 'im!" Tristen started walking towards the kid. "I hope
so, you're twice his size!" Tea spoke up.
"Just try me, ya big dork!!" Mokuba challenged.
"Back off, kid!" Tristen warned as he stopped midway. "And hand over the star chips you swiped from that other duelist!!" Joey said next.
Yugi looked to the kid in realization. "Hold on. I think I know what this kid's after. He wants to duel." Joey and Tristen looks dumbfounded. "Huh?"
Yugi looks solely to the kid. "That's what you want, right? You wanna duel me?"
"You better believe it!" The kid confirms. In no time, Yugi is sliding into place atop the blue dueling podium, and his opponent atop the red.
Joey and the others on the sidelines looks confused. "I don't get it. Why is Yugi goin' to the trouble a' duelin' this guy, when we can just take
those star chips away from 'im?"
"Y'know sometimes I don't think even Yugi
knows why he does half the stuff he does." Tristen shrugs. Joey nods. "Huh. Yeah, it's kinda weird. D'ya think it has something to do with his Millennium Puzzle?" As Joey says this, the Millennium Puzzle begins to glow, and shakes and sways on its own. Yugi was replaced with Yami, though does anyone seem to notice but Shadow and Yubel.
"Now, how many star chips will you wager?" Yami asks calmly.
"To wipe you out? Five!" The kid declares.
"Then five it is; but only because I think I know why you're doing this." Yami states while setting down his four Star chips.
"I don't care what you
think, Yugi, 'cause I
gonna lose!" The kid digs the stars from his pocket and scatters them on the console. As the more confident Yugi intently regards his opponent, the outline of a glowing golden eye shimmers on his forehead.
"What does Yugi see that we don't
? It's like he's looking into the other player's soul
." Tea noticed, unsure what to think about that.
"Hey-- soul, shmoll. I can see from here that that kid's gonna get his butt kicked!" Joey quipped
"Maybe, but Yugi should hurry if he plans to get those star chips back to the boat in time!" Tristen reminds.
"Don't worry, Tristan. He'll win the chips, and we'll be back at the dock with time to spare." Jaden says confidently."Duel!"Life Point Score:Yugi:
2000This is it, Yugi. Now you're gonna pay for what you did to *my big brother*...
The kid thought to himself.