"Ahh, unfortunately I can't. I still have plenty of unpacking to do after class gets out. I only arrived here the other night, you see."
“Oh, okay,” Akari was a bit disappointed to hear this, but honestly, she should have guessed that he wasn’t done unpacking.
At this point they had reached the front of the science building, and Kazu stopped. "Well, I'd best be off to class. Wouldn't want to be late on my first day." He gave her a slight bow before turning off toward the front door, then stopped and turned back to her mid-stride. "Thank you for showing me the way. Perhaps we'll get a chance to see one another again when I have a bit more free time. Take care."
“Yeah, you too!” she responded with a smile at the swinging door that Kazu had just went through.
With Kazu now gone, Akari turned a complete 180, heading towards her dorm room at a fast pace. Even though Kazu wasn’t going to the duel, she still was, and there was no way she was going to be late.
. . .
Akari took a seat overlooking the duel field, thankful that she had decided to come early. Even though she had arrived a good 30 minutes before the duel was supposed to start, there was already a good amount of people already there. With more people piling in by the minute, it wasn’t long before the seats were packed with excited students.
From her seat, Akari was far enough away to see the entire duel field without needing to turn her head but close enough so that she could experience the full action. Just thinking about the duel made her energetic with excitement, as she couldn’t wait for the duel to start. Luckily for her, the duel started right then as both duelists made their way onto the duel field. They both said a few words to each other before taking their places on each side of the dueling field.
"I'll go first." Elizabeth said as she looked at her hand, placing a card from it onto her duel disk. "I'll start off my turn by normal summoning Lunalight Kaleido Chick!" A short, punkish looking beast with a resplendent, rainbow-colored veil appeared, and let out a taunting giggle towards Hitomu, "Kaleido Chick is special, because she allows me to send another Lunalight monster to the graveyard, and I choose Lunalight Wolf! That doesn't do anything just yet, but we'll get back to him. In the meantime, we've got some fusing to do. Let's start by using polymerization on Kaleido Chick and a card in my hand, Lunalight Black Sheep!"
Lunalights, eh? From what she could remember, it was a fusion based archetype, mainly focusing on bringing out the fusion monsters out as fast as possible so that they could wreak havoc with their high ATK and crazy powerful effects. But while the archetype was certainly fast and dangerous, it had some major weaknesses. The first weakness being that since it was a type of glass cannon, it was far too easy to have little to no cards in your hard within a turn or two. On top of that, Lunalights didn’t really have any counters for spells or traps, so they could be taken care of with a well-played card. In the end, this duel was most likely going to end fast.
"Now, don't get too distracted by my lovely Cat Dancer, as sending Black Sheep to the graveyard as a Fusion Material allows me to return Kaleido back to my hand, and since Kaleido was sent to the graveyard by a card effect, Polymerization will also return to my hand. For now, I'll leave tricks as just that. Wouldn't want to end this little shindig too fast, now would we?"
With Elizabeth’s turn over, it was now Hitomu’s time to make his move.
“Anyways, guess that means it’s my turn now. I’ll gonna start things off simple. I’m gonna set a monster and play a card facedown, then I’ll activate Pot of Greed to draw two cards, bringing my hand up to five cards.” As the two facedown cards appeared on the field, Akari wondered what Hitomu’s next move was.
“That’s all. It’s your move, Lizzy,”
Huh?! That was his turn?!
With Hitomu being the amazing duelist he was, having that as a starting play was kind of disappointing. But then again, those two facedown cards could be anything. That fact alone would make any duelist think twice before making attacking. . .or so Akari thought.
As soon as Elizabeth’s turn came around, she pulled out of the gate at top speed. First upgrading her Cat Dancer to Panther Dancer, then using Kaleido Chick to add Polymerization back to her hand before finally bringing out the top boss monster of the Lunalights: Leo Dancer. From what she could remember, it was a 3500 ATK behemoth of a monster that could attack twice AND couldn’t be targeted or destroyed by opponent card effects. Certainly a major threat, but with Hitomu’s facedown monster, the best it could do was 3500 damage. But it seemed Elizabeth had already thought of that too.
"Truthfully, the thing giving me the most pause is that rotten Set monster. were it not there, I would simply summon Blue Cat from the graveyard and double her attack, certainly spelling your doom. But with that there, I must resign myself to summoning Wolf by way of my Lunalight Perfume, which will give my monsters piercing damage, and turn up the heat on that bum of yours a tad!"
With Lunalight Wolf on the field, the end of the duel suddenly looked a lot closer. And just like Akari had thought, Elizabeth now had no more cards in her hand. This was an all-or-nothing play.
"No more wasting time! Ladies, attack and show Hitomu what we came here for! Wolf, take care of the Set Monster, and Leo Dancer, go straight for the enemy!"
Unless one of Hitomu’s two facedown cards could save him, this duel was as good as done.