Duel Monster Saviors
Ch. 17 – Evaluation Week Pt. 2
Written by TheAmariaShadow
Dueling was always a passion of mine, but if there is one thing that I am most passionate about: its Turbo Dueling. The wind brushing against my face at top speeds, the thrill of the ride as well as the intense challenge of a hot-blooded duel against two individuals….THAT is the way to live. It has been this way ever since I was a child, and that will never change. However, that was then and this is now – the moment that I, Robin Okazuya, was put to the test against Jack Atlas. THE MASTER OF FASTER himself. Also a man who I look to as my father alongside Yusei Fudo and Crow Hogan…. Why do I think like this, you may ask? Well, stick around for the ride. You'll learn soon enough….
I was still in shock over hearing Prof. Nomura call out the next match for the Evaluation Week: me against Jack. My mind was completely aghast with what was decided, and I was completely oblivious to my surroundings. Crystal looked back at me and was trying to get my attention, but the entire time, her voice was just a muffled distortion of what I knew of as the voice of one of my best friends. "Robin! Robin! Amaria to Robin!", Crystal exclaimed, waving a hand in front of my face. She blinked slightly as she said, "Guys, she's not responding. What's going on here?" Mikey frowned as he said, "It seems to be she is in shock. But why?" Crystal crossed her arms as she looked back at Onyx and said, "Hey, Onyx. Could you snap her out of it?" Onyx looked back as he said, "Well, let me see what I can do here. She's probably just super excited about her duel! This will actually be the very first time a Turbo Duel has happened here at the Academy, so I am definitely anxious to see her and Jack battle it out!" As he said that, he immediately crawled out of his seat over to me and looked her over, immediately snapping his fingers rather loudly in front of my face.
My attention finally returned to my surroundings, and as Onyx saw my face, he immediately saw something surprising: a look of worry and fear. Onyx looked at me and said, "Robin, are you ok?" I tried to speak, but my voice choked up and only stutters escaped from my lips. I shook my head and immediately stood to my feet, knocking Onyx over into his chair upside down. "Onyx! Are you ok?!", Leslie asked, Onyx muttered with a slight giggle as he said, "Sure, Mom! I'm ok! I just fell out of bed after attacking the Burger Monster with a salad! He couldn't stand against my strength!" I looked over at Onyx and the others and said, "I-I'm sorry. I need to go!" With that, I ran out of the stadium, hearing Jessie yell my name out, only for me to run even faster. "Guys, Robin just ran away! We need to go after her!", Jessie exclaimed. Onyx, finally right in his head once more, immediately said, "Ow, that's going to hurt later! Why did Robin run off like that?" Crystal shook her head as she said, "I don't know, but I'm definitely going to find out!" Mikey stood to his feet as he said, "I'll help you guys find her!" Akio and Ranko stood up as well and said, "Count us in as well. Something's definitely off about this." With that, Crystal and the others left their seats and ran to the exit, only to get stopped by Miho who shouted, "Hey guys, what's going on with Robin? Why did she run out of the stadium?" Onyx replied and said, "We don't know, but we intend to find her and find out. You should help us search for her, Miho!"
Miho nodded as she looked at Dash and said, "Come on, Dash! Let's go and help them out!" Dash smirked as he said, "Think I'll pass." Miho frowned as she said, "But Dash, that's not nice! Robin is our friend, and we could use all the help we can get! Help us out!" Dash looked over at Miho and said, "No way! Okazuya may be a friend to you guys, but she is no friend to me! Why should I help out these losers?" Miho frowned even harder as she said, "Oh come on, Dash! With more people, we can cover more ground!" Dash smirked as he moved his legs so Miho could get past him, Miho sighs as she walked past him and said, "Fine, don't help. But if you don't, I won't bake those cookies that you like so much. You know, the chocolate chip ones stuffed with frosting?" When Miho said that, Dash looked at her with wide eyes as she smiled softly and said, "Thought you would see it my way. Come on!" Dash grumbled as Miho pulled Dash out of his chair as the two followed Onyx and the others out the stadium. Ben immediately walked around the corner of the hallway they were leaving through as he asked where they were heading, only to get dragged along by Leslie as he filled in the young Ra Yellow.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the stadium, my exit did not go unnoticed….
"Well, I was afraid this would happen. Crow, Jack, she ran off again.", Yusei stated to the other two Ra Yellow Headmasters sitting behind him, Crow sighed softly as he said, "Aw man, to think I was hoping she finally grew out of that. Didn't Akiza actually help her out with that problem of hers, Yusei?" Yusei frowned as he said, "Apparently it didn't help enough." Jack frowned as he silently stood to his feet and walked away from the two, Crow immediately stating, "Hey Jack, where are you going?!" Yusei stayed silent as he watched Jack leave the arena, obviously knowing where he was heading.
Meanwhile, back with Onyx and the others….
Onyx panted heavily as he said, "Where in the name of Amaria did she run off to?! Hey guys, any sign of Robin anywhere?!" As he said that, Leslie and Ben walked up to him and said, "No, nothing. She's not at the Duel Runner garages or in her room!" Jessie and Crystal walked up next as Crystal said, "She's not in any of the classrooms. Akio, did you have any luck?" Onyx looked behind Crystal as he saw Akio walk up wiping sweat from his forehead as he said, "I checked the cafeteria as well as around the War of Paradoxes monument. No dice with that." Onyx frowned with worry as a voice cried out, "Hey guys! We found her!" Onyx looked around for the source of the voice, then pulled his PDA out of his pocket to see Miho along with Mikey, Ranko, and Dash looking back at him. "You guys found her!? Where is she!?", "She's at the Mobius Loop racetrack on her Duel Runner! I didn't know she could drive so well for her young age!" Onyx looked at the others as they looked over to the Exodia Purple campus as he said, "The Mobius Loop, huh? Should've known. Alright, we're on our way!"
As Onyx and the others made their way over to the racetrack, I found myself deep in thought as I rode my hand-built Duel Runner on the track…..
I sighed as I thought, 'The wind blowing in my hair. The adrenaline rushing through my veins while riding at top speed. This is truly the way to live here! This takes me back to before I got into Turbo Dueling, back when I was just a lonely child in the world….' I looked to the sky as her memory went back to New Domino City. The city and Satellite were finally reconnected with each other after the defeat of Rex Goodwin, and most of the people of Satellite had left for the City. As for her, there was no big plans of change or a future for her. She was always alone: no family, no friends, nothing. It is here we find a child Robin sitting in an alleyway, her stomach growling loudly, her eyes surrounded by black rings from lack of sleep. All she had of worth to her name was the clothes on her body and a deck of cards she was able to collect from the trash piles back in Satellite.
I rubbed my belly gently as she thought, 'Hungry…..always hungry. Where can a girl get a handout in this city?' I looked around as I stood to my feet and walked out of the alleyway, shielding my eyes from the bright sun. I looked down the street to see what could've been thousands of people walking around living their lives. I frowned as she reached into my pocket and removed a dirty hat, tucking my hair away within the hat as I slipped within the crowd of people. 'Well, at least living in the Satellite allowed me to learn that no one ever notices the kid.', I thought as I pickpocketed every person I could, from coins to bills my haul grew. It was only until I could no longer carry anymore that I stopped and made my way to a nearby food truck. I knocked on the side of it as an elderly man peeked out from the window and looked down to see me, smiling softly. "Ohh, if it isn't little Robin! I was wondering when you would come around. Same as usual?", the man stated. I nodded softly as I took out all the cash I had stolen and reached up to the old man, the man taking the cash immediately as he began cooking up two burgers for the young child.
As he cooked, he leaned back as he said, "So, have you gotten lucky with your quest, young one? Have you been capable of finding your parents?" I frowned softly as I said in a gruff voice, "No. There's no sign of an Okazuya anywhere in New Domino City. Its getting rather depressing, actually." The old man smiled softly as he continued cooking the child's meal as he said, "Well, don't give up hope, little one. If you give up hope, you won't get far in this world!" I was silent when the man stated that as he stepped out of his truck and placed the two burgers on a nearby table I was sitting at. I drooled furiously as I took one of the burgers and chomped into it hungrily, the sound of my empty stomach finally subsiding. The old man sat down across from me as he opened a newspaper to read, taking a peek at me to see me enjoying his cooking. He smiled as he thought, 'Poor kid. I do hope you find what you are looking for. No child deserves to be alone in this world.'
As I continued to eat, a loud alarm went off in the nearby vicinity. "Warning: A Turbo Duel is taking place. I repeat: A Turbo Duel is taking place. All traffic please vacate the Duel Lane at this moment. Warning: A Turbo Duel is taking place. All vehicles please vacate the Duel Lane at this moment.", a robotic voice rang out. As that was said, my eyes widened as the road above me changed for the Turbo Duel. I immediately swallowed the burger I was eating and grabbed the other one and said, "Thanks for the meal, mister! I gotta go!" As I turned to leave, the old man said, "Little lady, I truly mean it! I do hope you find what you are looking for!" My eyes widened again when the old man said that, surprised he knew that I was a girl. I didn't look back as I said, "Thank you!", and ran off to find a place to watch the duel. As I finally arrived at my secret spot, I was able to get a good sight of who was dueling: the Master of Faster himself, Jack Atlas!
'Whoa, it's Jack! And he's dueling Yusei again!', I thought silently to myself, watching the two of them race past me with Red Dragon Archfiend and Stardust Dragon following behind them. I cheered the two of them on, hoping for the best for them.
However, I should've taken into account how windy it was that day…
A strong gust of wind blew past me, and I gasped slightly as I was lifted off of the platform I was standing on. My eyes widened in fear as I immediately grabbed one of the poles near me, I screamed loudly as I was blown in each direction. I heard the roar of engines run past me as another strong gust of wind blew at me even harder, my grip finally giving way. I thought that was it for me, until I landed with a soft bump. I was too scared to open my eyes, until I heard a voice said, "Hey, kid. It's alright, you're perfectly safe. Open your eyes!"
I did as I was told, my eyes widening to see that I was sitting on the back of Red Dragon Archfiend. "B-But this is!", I exclaimed, before looking to my right to see Jack and Yusei staring back at me. Yusei walked over to me and held out a hand and said, "That was a bit of a crazy idea you had there, kid. Let's get you to a safer place, alright?" I chuckled softly, but then passed out. Yusei gasped but Jack chuckled as he said, "He's exhausted, Yusei. Seeing that he was rescued may have shocked him. Come on, let's call it a day and take him back to the garage to rest." Yusei nodded as he lifted me up in my shoulders, my hat slipping off my head as he did. He bent over to pick up the hat, but then noticed a name sewn into the hat. "Robin Okazuya….where have I heard that last name from?", Yusei said out loud, looking back at me to see my hair laying out in his lap. "Hey Jack, I think we were mistaken. This little boy is actually a little girl." Jack nodded as he noticed his own mistake, and with a look of exchanges, the two left from the Dueling Strip with me in tow.
What felt like minutes passing by slowly was only a couple of hours before I regained consciousness. I groaned slightly as I looked around at my surroundings, finding myself in a room that had a faint smell of motor oil. "W-Where…am I?", I asked myself, rolling over slightly before I fell to the ground, I yelped slightly as my body met the floor of the room rather quickly. "Whoa, careful there! You did have a bit of a nasty shake there! You're finally up and about, huh?", a voice rang out. I looked towards the direction of the voice and saw a person who was very familiar to me: one sporting orange hair and a lot of Security criminal marks upon his face. What confirmed my thoughts for me was the fact that I saw his Duel Runner, a beautiful creation clad in black and yellow paint.
"Y-You're Crow "Bullet" Hogan! Of Team 5Ds, right?", I asked. Crow smiled softly as he walked over to me and helped me back to the couch I was asleep on and said, "Eeyup, that's me! Looks like you know a lot about Turbo Duelists, kid. Hey, Yusei! Jack! The little girl's awake!" My eyes widened as I saw Yusei come away from tuning his Duel Runner as he said, "Well, that's a relief. You were out for a while, Robin." My eyes widened when Yusei said my name. "H-How do you know my name, Mr. Fudo?", I asked. Yusei chuckled as he said, "Yusei's fine. And your hat happened to fall off when we brought you here and I saw your name was sewn inside it." Jack walked out from the kitchen with a plate in his hand, placing it in front of me as he said, "Eat up while it's still hot, ok?" My eyes watered when I saw the spread Jack had laid out in front of me, consisting of waffles, bacon, eggs, and a couple of sausage links. He even had some sort of drink as well. I immediately took the drink and sipped from it, my eyes widened at the peculiar taste.
"W-What is this stuff?", I asked. "It's grape juice! It's pretty good, isn't it?", Crow replied. I nodded as I took another sip, the taste finally agreeing with my tongue. Yusei put on a bit of a serious face as he said, "Robin. You don't have a home, do you?" I gasped silently, but then placed the cup down and fidgeted slightly as I said, "No. No I don't. My mother and father have been missing for some time. Every day, I try to go out and find if anyone has ever met them. I was pretty young, so I don't even remember their faces or their voices." Yusei sighed and crossed his arms and said, "A little girl….with the last name of Okazuya. Why does that ring a bell though? It's like I should know why you can't find your family, but I just can't remember!"
"Wait, did you just say Okazuya? As in the Okazuya Duo?", Jack asked. Yusei nodded as Jack frowned and said, "I see, so that's who you are, Robin." My eyes widened as Jack said that, my attention piqued as I said, "Jack, you know something about my parents? Please, you have to tell me!" Jack sighed as he walked over to the nearby laptop and typed in a few keys before bringing up a newspaper article that showed two photos of what must've been my parents, but also there was a photo of a burned down house. My eyes shrank in horror as I read the article that said 'David and Celicia Okazuya passed in house fire! The two citizens, locally known as the Okazuya Duo are known for their dueling skills and are experts at Duel Runner machinery. The two passed away trying to save their daughter Robin Okazuya, who has gone missing from the nearby hospital. If anyone has any details of her whereabouts, please alert your local authorities.' I looked at Jack with tears in my eyes as I said, "They're dead?"
Jack nodded, hearing a couple of sniffles from me. I gasped slightly as Jack hugged me tightly, I broke out in loud tears afterwards.
I could've died that day, but if it wasn't for them passing by me when they did, I definitely wouldn't be here today. And even more so, if it wasn't for them, I would've never learned the truth of my parents' passing. And then, they took me in. They didn't have to, but they did. They fed me, clothed me, gave me a place to stay and in time, I too learned how to become a Turbo Duelist just like them! How could I possibly repay them? I just can't! But now, they want me to duel Jack in order to graduate?! Why?! That thought continued to rush through my mind as my attention returned back to the present, only for me to see Jack riding next to me on his own Duel Runner…..
"Are you going to quit?!", Jack asked with a tone of anger in his voice. My eyes widened as I looked around and saw that the entire campus had arrived at the arena. I looked at Jack as he nodded at me, confirming he knew exactly what was going through my mind. "B-But, what if I fail?", I asked. Jack shook his head as he said, "You just got to try your best! Duel your hardest and try your best!" I sighed as I slowed my Duel Runner down as we both came to a stop at the finish line, Prof. Nomura standing at the line waiting for us. "You two ready for this?", Yami asked, tapping his foot impatiently. Jack nodded as he said, "We are, Professor." Yami looked at me as I nodded in agreement, Yami smiled as he walked away to a nearby podium and said, "Alright, Duel Academy! We are back with more dueling action for this Evaluation Week! This time, it's a Turbo Duel against the Master of Faster himself, Jack Atlas vs one of Exodia Purple's very own, Robin Okazuya!"
"You can do it, Robin! You can win!", Crystal yelled from the garage side of the stadium, Onyx immediately chimed in and said, "Don't hold back! Jack won't know what hit him!" I smiled at the twins, seeing my other friends cheer me on along with them. As they did, I breathed deeply, and looked towards the first turn of the arena, Yami grinned as he said, "Well then, looks like all that is left is to explain how a Turbo Duel works! In this day and age, the usage of Speed Spells have been completely abolished, so you no longer have to wait to use a Spell. Also, when the first duelist reaches the first turn that is when this duel kicks off. Finally, by an order by Yusei Fudo, this is a Match Duel, ladies and gentlemen. In this type of Duel, you must win at least two duels in a row in order to claim victory! So duelists, without further ado: LET'S GET THIS STARTED!"
As Yami said that, a hologram of a stoplight showed up in front of the two of us, a robotic voice stated, "Duel Mode engaged. Auto-pilot standing by. Ready, set, DUEL!" With that, both our Duel Runners revved off towards the first turn, both me and Jack stating, "Let's Ride!" in unison. I frowned as I looked at Jack and said, "No more holding back like last time, Papa! You better come at me with everything you got!" Jack smirked as he pointed a finger at the sky and said, "I think you've forgotten who you talking to, Robin! Who is the one Master of Faster?! Who rules the duels?! That's right: IT'S ME!" As he said that, Jack sped off as he immediately took the first turn, leaving me behind. I groaned as I said, 'Well, that's Papa alright. He never fails at getting the first turn. But, I cannot let that shake me. This duel just started!"
"Here we go, guys. The very first turn. What will Jack do?", Leslie asked. Miho chimed as she said, "It doesn't matter what he does! Robin is definitely going to win this duel!" Dash gripped Miho's shoulder tightly as he said, "Perhaps. But it's never a good idea to underestimate your opponent. This is Jack we are talking about." Ben nodded in agreement as he said, "Dash, for once, is correct. According to Jack's stats, his losses are quite low in number. There is a high possibility that he will ride away with the victory on this one." Mikey scratched his chin as he said, "Say, does anyone even know what kind of deck Robin runs? I've never once seen her duel, so perhaps she has a bit of an edge against Jack?" Jessie looked out towards the two Duel Runners and said, "I once heard Robin said that she had the perfect strategy for going up against her fathers, but since she was always so proud of them, she never fully wanted to duel them! Guess this will be her first time dueling Jack with her all." Onyx frowned as he said, "Not to mention, she has to win two duels back to back. This will truly allow her to shine."
"You can do it, Robin! Go for it!", Ranko yelled loudly. Jack smirked as he said, "It's my move! To start things simple, I'll play Wandering King Wildwind in Attack mode, and that'll be it for me!" I raised an eyebrow as Jack played his monster, looking at the attack and defense points of the monster. 'Wandering King Wildwind, a Fiend-type Effect monster with 1700 attack points and 1300 defense points. Interesting, normally Jack would go with a big Synchro Summon on his first turn. Perhaps he doesn't have anything to play yet? I can't take that chance. I better hit him while I get the chance! But….', I thought to myself as I looked at my hand, not seeing much to work with as well. 'I don't have much here, but I at least can get him concerned. Here goes!'
"It's my turn! I draw! And I'll start with Upstart Goblin! This will allow me to draw an extra card, and you will get 1000 extra Life Points!", I exclaimed, watching Jack's LP counter raise to 9000. Jack smiled as he said, "Why, thank you for the point boost." I frowned as I said, "Next, I play the Claw of Hermos! And I shall fuse it with the Elemental Hero Prisma in my hand! Say hello to Red-Eyes Black Dragon Sword!" Miho's eyes widened as she said, "No way, she has Red-Eyes Black Dragon Sword too! She must be a Red-Eyes user like me!" Dash frowned as he said, "Why did she summon that first? Doesn't she know about that monster's ability?" Crystal looked back at Dash and said, "Ability? What ability?" Miho chimed in and said, "Allow me! You see, Red-Eyes Black Dragon Sword is indeed a powerful monster, but its ability makes it kind of a moot point to summon on its own. When its Special Summoned, its ability allows it to equip itself to another monster on the field, boosting that monster's strength by 1000 attack and defense points, and 500 extra attack and defense points for every Dragon-type monster on the field and in the Graveyard. Shame too, since if she had another monster on the field, they could easily overpower Wildwind."
"But that means that the only monster it can equip to is Jack's monster!", Mikey exclaimed as I said, "I equip Dragon Sword to Wandering King Wildwind!" As I said that, I watched as my monster swing itself over to Wildwind, the monster growling as it grew in strength, sitting at 2700 attack points. I frowned as I thought, 'It's just a minor setback. The real strategy starts now!'
"Next, I shall use the magic of One for One! By sending a monster to the graveyard, I can special summon a Level 1 monster from my hand or deck, and I choose the Level 1 Tuner Glow-Up Bulb! And last, I'll play two cards facedown! Alright, Jack! It's your move!", I exclaimed as my turn ended. Jack frowned as he said, "Its my turn. I draw! I wonder what it is that you are planning, Robin. That monster you sent to the Graveyard must be a Dragon as well, because Wildwind is now sitting at 3200 attack points!" I frowned heavily, noticing the change as well. Jack smirked as he said, "Well, it matters not. Because now I am going to make a move as well. I activate the Spell card Resonant Destruction!"
Jessie looked at her older brother and asked, "Resonant Destruction? What does that do?" Ben frowned as he said, "It's a card that works quite well with Jack's deck since he runs a lot of Resonator cards. Each time a Resonator is sent to the Graveyard as a Synchro material, he can target one of Robin's cards and destroy it. The card itself will last until Jack's 2nd turn ends." Jessie's eyes widened as she said, "That's very bad, right?" Onyx frowned as he said, "Well, we can only see what Jack does with his next move." Jack grinned as he said, "I shall now summon Force Resonator! But he won't be here for long, for I shall tune my Level 4 Wildwind with my Level 2 Force Resonator! I Synchro Summon…..Red Wyvern! And once he is summoned, Resonant Destruction activates. I choose to destroy your Glow-Up Bulb!" I groaned as my monster was immediately destroyed, before Jack said, "Oh, don't worry. It won't be going by itself! From my hand, I special summon Synkron Resonator! And I shall Synchro Summon again! Come forth, Chaos King Archfiend! And with Resonant Destruction on the field, I shall destroy your facedown card, the one on the left! But, before that comes into effect, Synkron Resonator's ability activates! I get to bring a Resonator back from my Graveyard to my hand. Welcome back, Force Resonator! So, where was I? Oh yes, destroying your card!"
I frowned as my trap activated, it being Call of the Haunted. "That would've came in handy, wouldn't it? Too bad. But now….Chaos King Archfiend, attack Robin directly!", Jack exclaimed, a pillar of flames slammed me in the front of my Runner, I yelled loudly as my Life Points dropped to 5600 Life Points. I growled as I said, "Is that all you got, Jack? Come on, stop holding back!" Jack smirked as he said, "I end my turn." I growled as I said, "My move again, I draw!" I looked at my card and thought, 'Not another miss! Well, at least I can try to keep my Life Points safe for next turn!' I looked back as I said, "I activate Glow-Up Bulb's special ability! By sending the top card of my deck to the Graveyard, I can Special Summon it back to my field in Defense mode! Lastly, I play one card facedown and end my turn!"
Akio walked up behind all of us as he said, "Looks like Robin's not to a good start." Onyx looked behind him as he said, "Hey, Akio. You finally caught up with us. Yeah, Robin's not doing so hot." Akio shook his head as he said, "No, but look at her eyes. She definitely has no intention of losing this duel." Onyx and Crystal nodded in agreement as Jack said, "It's my turn. I draw!" He looked at his card as he said, I shall activate the effect of Wildwind in my Graveyard! By banishing him, I can add a Fiend-type Tuner card with 1500 or less attack points to my hand! I choose Chain Resonator, and I shall summon him right now!"
"Oh no, not another Resonator!", Miho exclaimed. "And he isn't done yet!", Dash stated as Jack remarked, "When Chain Resonator is summoned, his ability allows me to Special Summon one more Resonator from my Deck, and I choose Red Resonator! When he is played, I get to choose one monster on the field and gain Life Points equal to that monster's attack points. I choose Chaos King Archfiend, so that's a whopping 2600 attack points to my Life Points!" My eyes widened as I saw Jack's Life Point counter hit 11600 points, frowning heavily as I thought that this could very possibly be the worst run I have ever had as a Turbo Duelist. Jessie screamed as she said, "11600 Life Points!? How is she going to beat that, guys?!" Crystal clenched her fists as she thought, 'Come on, Robin! You can do it! We believe in you!'
"Now, time for the star of today's Duel to appear! I shall tune my Level 1 Synkron Resonator with my Level 7 Chaos King Archfiend! I Synchro Summon….RED DRAGON ARCHFIEND!", Jack exclaimed, his deck's ace unfurled his wings proudly as it roared loudly within the stadium. 'There it is: Papa Jack's ace monster!', I thought to myself as he said, "Well, looks like you are in awe over Red Dragon Archfiend. But he has a few tricks he'd like to show off for you all! With Red Resonator still on the field, I can Synchro Summon again! You do know what that means, don't you?" My eyes widened as I thought, 'No, he couldn't have finally gotten his hands on THAT monster, could he?!' Jack grinned as he said, "I tune my Level 2 Red Resonator with my Red Dragon Archfiend! Time for a new power none of you are prepared to witness! Feel the might of a dragon that burns so hot, the flames will leave you seared black! I Synchro Summon….HOT RED DRAGON ARCHFIEND BANE!"
I looked up at Jack's monster as it glared down at me, the intimidation was so strong, I could feel it trying to choke me. 'There's no way I can turn this around now! I have nothing!', I thought to myself. Jack smirked as he said, "Archfiend Bane, attack Robin directly! Show her the true meaning of power!" I yelled loudly as my attack points dropped again, leaving me with only 1900 points left. Jack then stated, "I activate Bane's special ability! Once you take damage, I get to Special Summon two tunes with the same Level, one from my deck and one from my Graveyard. So welcome back Synkron Resonator and Chain Resonator! And with that, I'll place one card facedown and end my turn! It's your move."
I looked down at my deck as I said, "It's my turn. I draw!" I frowned as I looked at my card, then looked at the field as I said, "Nothing from me this turn. It's your move, Jack." Ben looked away as he said, "The first match is over. She was just dealt a bad hand." Miho's ears drooped as she said, "Oh Robin, you did give the first one your best shot, but you still have one more duel to turn this around." Onyx nodded as he said, "Miho's right, guys. She still can make a comeback!" Jack nodded as he drew his card and said, "Archfiend Bane, end this!" I sighed as Jacki's dragon attacked me again, dropping my Life Points to zero. My Duel Runner came to a stop automatically as I looked up and said, "I lost the first one. But this match isn't over yet, not by a long shot!" Jack smirked as he continued on his first victory lap and said, "Let's just see if you can prove that, Robin! Come on!"
"And with that, ladies and gentlemen, the first round of the match duel has come to a close! We will let our two duelists have a brief 15-minute recess to rethink their strategies and edit their decks accordingly! Until then, don't go anywhere!", Yami exclaimed over the loudspeaker as i pulled into the Duel Runner garage. I sighed as I removed my helmet and walked over to a nearby stand, reaching for a water bottle I had left behind earlier. With a few gulps of the cool refreshment, I poured the rest on my head and shook my head furiously as I thought silently to myself. I looked down to my deck and thought, "We just had a really bad run this time. But the next one…..the next one is our victory, partner. I'll show everyone our strength, and I'll show Papa Jack why he should be worried about my deck!" As I said that, a shadowy silhouette appeared behind me, a loud war-cry came from the entity behind.
"Alright, Turbo Duelists! Fifteen minutes are up! Please make your way back to the track! We are ready for more high-octane dueling action!", was the voice I heard that rang throughout the entire stadium. I took a deep breath as I said, "Alright, ROUND 2!"
To Be Continued…..