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ENCOUNTER: Accident (17) by CoffeeAddictedDragon ENCOUNTER: Accident (17) by CoffeeAddictedDragon
Yami's ear frill twitched, a light smirk forming on his face. Every so subtly, his body tensed up preparing for what would come next.

A gold flash launched from the seaweed behind him, screeching in a battle cry, but the Ebony Royal was ready. With one fluid movement, Yami leaned to the side as the gold bullet shot past him and face planted in the sand before him. Yami smirked before chuckling in amusement, watching as the midian indignantly turned to face him purple eyes burning.

"Not bad Yugi... I only heard you a LOT this time..."

"How'd you dodge that!" The golden mer said, brushing dust off his shoulders. "Oh never mind... I came to ask if you wanted to go clam hunting with me." he said, looking up hopefully, his humiliation forgotten. Yami twitched his ear frills. "I'm sorry Yugi, but I'm about to go hunting..." The gold midian's frills sagged a bit in disappointment. Yami winced before quickly making a deal. "I'll be back by high sun, once I'm done hunting I'll come back and we can go clam hunting, alright?"

Yugi sighed and half smiled. "Alright, I think I can wait that long." Yami nodded, tapping palm against his shoulder as he passed. "I'll bring you something back, okay?" Yugi nodded brightly. "I'd like that."

"Alright then. I'll see you at high sun." Yami then swam off, heading towards the edge of the place he liked hunting the most. He swam, grazing the edge of a large expanse of sea weed, not far from where the shallows with the humans were.

He quietly swam along the edge, keeping an eye out for any of the large fish that darted in and out of the seaweed field. Something felt off, but he couldn't place what. He felt... Like the ocean was stagnant... Like some sort of tense lie. He kept swimming, tasting the water for prey.

He kept swimming.

He glanced around as the minutes ticked by, his eyes locked on a flash of silver. A small school of large fish glittered before him near the edge of the weeds. Carefully he slunk forward, keeping low to the sand like some sort of creeping sea snake. He bared his teeth, focused and ready, body tense and eyes locked on his prey.

Something was wrong...

Yami did not know what possessed him, but just before he pounced, he glanced to his side.

Something launched at him with terrifying force.

There was a white flash,

And there was intense pain.

He screamed.





Mana lifted her head from her nap, frills raised in confusion. Something had woken her up. She glanced around, confused, before she decided to investigate. She floated up and swam through the tank quietly. It was noon, and the water glittered in the sun rays. She looked around, ears straining as she followed the noise. As she got closer, it sounded like a mer. There was only one other mer in the tank with her.

"Yami?" She called out, she called. She rounded the corner and found him.

The dark mer was on a patch of sand in the sun, twitching and writhing around a bit in his sleep, mewling and making what sounded like quiet, strained snarls.

'Is he having a nightmare?' Mana carefully swam down, watching him the whole while. His body was tense, and his teeth were bared.It had to be some sort of nightmare, she'd never seen him this upset in his sleep before...

"Yami, are you okay?" She said, reaching out and shaking his shoulder gently. His eyes snapped open wildly, his body launched up like a spring coil as he shrieked, lashing out in his confusion. Mana yelped, darting back, but not before he managed to slash her arm.

She retreated back a few feet, crying out in pain as she cradled the scratch.

"Ow ow ow ow..." Mana winced, keeping the injury close to her, wincing as tears welled up in her eyes. Blood seeped into the water, alarming her farther.

"Mana?"

Her head snapped up, her body tense, ready for another attack. Yami was frozen infront of her, her cries must have snapped him back to the present. To her surprise, the wild look in his eyes was gone, replaced by heavy remorse as he saw what he had done. "Are you alright?" Mana blinked and nodded, relaxing a bit. He swam closer, holding out his hand carefully. "Can I see?"

She paused for a moment, debating weather she should or not, before gingerly holding it out, wincing. Surprising, he took her arm very gently, examining the damage he had inflicted. He narrowed his eyes, frills drooping. "Hang on..." Quickly, he ducked over to one of the stalks of kelp by them and grabbed a piece. Carefully, he took it and wrapped it around the wound. She winced at the pain, biting her lower lip and watching him work.

After about a minute of wrapping, Yami finished, tying it off and checking his handy work before moving back a bit. "Better?"

Mana tested it, moving her arm a bit and checking it over before nodding. "Y-yeah..."

Yami nodded. "It'll stop the bleeding at least... Eventually Mahad will notice and give you one of those 'bandages'..."

There was a pause before he continued, bowing his head with ear frills flattened. "I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me, I didn't mean to hurt you."

Mana blinked and leaned forward a bit. "Oh... It's okay, I know you didn't mean to on purpose." She paused and placed her hand on his shoulder. Yami sighed and looked up, relieved at the sign of forgiveness. "Question now is are you okay?"

"What?" Yami tilted his head, confused.

"You cried out in your sleep..."

He stiffened.

"Did you have a nightmare?"

"... I don't wanna talk about it..."

With this, the black mer swam down and settled on the sand once more, chin resting on his crossed arms before him, eyes half closed.
Mana watched him, fingering her make shift wraps. She didn't know if it was a matter of pride or if it truly was to scary to remember. Either way she'd just have to wait to find out...

"Oh Yami..."




Yami watched Mana swim off with half closed eyes, before burying his head in his arms. A guilty feeling sat in the bottom of his stomach like a cold stone. She was just trying to help and he lashed out at her. If she hadn't dodged his attack it might have been worse...
'Maybe I should tell her about the nightmare.'
Yami pondered swimming after her to explain, but decided against it. It was a dream. A memory. Nothing more.

He could still feel his spine prickle in memory. He glanced at his wounds, which were for the most part healed and scared over now. The wounds might have healed...

But the memory was still fresh.

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Next: ENCOUNTER: Greenhorn (18) by CoffeeAddictedDragon
Previous: ENCOUNTER: Meeting (16) by CoffeeAddictedDragon
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What's this? Two within 72 hour of eachother? MIRACULOUS! (ladybug *cough*)


A little sneak into how Yami got those wounds? :-O
Some of you have guess what happened already, but for everyone else's benefit I ask you to keep them to theorizing. XD



YuGiOh/Most Characters (c) Kazuki Takahashi

Story/Fantasian Mers/Mer Designs (c) :iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
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:iconpaperbeans:
PaperBeans Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Sobs as I realize there's no more than 17. 

I barely even watch this show. 
And you've got me hooked to this mini fan thing. How :noes:  Maybe bc I have a merman or..five, but still oh my god.  
But oh my god, I love you're style and writing. I can't wait to see more! Watching o - o 
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Thank you thats quite the compliment. ^^
I will be doing 18 soon, just hang in there.
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PaperBeans Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
No omg ;3; I dreamed of my own bb last night bc of this thing HNNG I have a feeling Imma love this entire thing even more bc of the depth you've put into it ;w; 
yAs -quietly stalks- :'D 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*it totally okay with being stalked.*
Lol thanks! XD
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PaperBeans Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Np* not no XD rip, my typing skills. 

Np again LOL
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:iconmolivents:
molivents Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
omg i hope yugi and the rest is doing ok too!

also damn it pegasus wants Yami's children! uhoh
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He won't get em. Don't worry. XD
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Nefeloma21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool story!^^ I love it and I can't wait for the next!^^ Are you thinking of putting more Yugioh characters into the story? I would like to see more!^^ I'm really excited for the next part!^^ Can't wait!^^
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad your enjoying it. ^^
Not sure how many more characters I'll add, but a certain little brother of Ishizus will be joining the crew soon.
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Nefeloma21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe cool!^^ I would like Marik to join the aquarium too it would be fun!^^ I kinda wonder about what the Kaiba brothers are doing in this universe XD But this is a Yami and Mana focused story^^ And it is great!^^ I like the way you draw and you are also really good with writing!^^ Also really fast reply XD
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw I'm glad you're intrigued by my little story. ^^
I think Kaiba and Mokuba would be mers in this universe.
Also, I have no life so that's why I reply fast. XDDDD
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Nefeloma21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe XD I usually reply in after a few seconds XD If I am late I was probably watching a video XD Because I don't have a life too XD And it would be cool to see Kaiba and Mokuba mers! XD I would think that Kaiba would dark like Yami colors and for Mokuba to be honest I would think of something like a light purple(not very light but not dark somewhere in the middle XD) and some blue colors XD But I don't know this is just the way I have it in my mind XD It's your story you can do whatever you want with it!^^ And sorry if my reply was late XD I was watching a video XD
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw it's cool, it's cool. ^^

I actually view them as near opposite. Mokuba might have darker DARK blue colors and Kaiba would be light like a blue eyes white dragon. :>
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Nefeloma21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds pretty cool! As a Kaiba bros fan I approve XD (just kidding XD) And again sorry for the late reply I had gone outside XD To be honest I was imagining Mokuba with his haircut in the new movie as a merman XD I don't know why XD But I think it would look cute and more mature XD I would love to see these 2 in your story it is so awesome!^^ and your art is really good I would like to see them drawn in your style^^ but I think Kaiba would look really cool with a tail in the colors of a blue eyes white dragon XD And Mokuba looks good in dark colors since he has dark hair and eyes XD but I would love to see the design you have in mind for them drawn!^^ And can't wait for the next part of your story!^^ (sorry if I am saying it again and again but this story is so cool! XD)
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, well I'm glad you're enjoying it. ^^
Thanks. :)
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MutouYuugiAiboufan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ouch...that has got to hurt, but at least Yami is helping her. Although he seems quite serious about the whole situation of helping her for some reason. Nice work.
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^

Well, one could theorize that he's starting to get attached to Mana, but he's trying not to get too close with her since he will be leaving.
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MutouYuugiAiboufan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. 

Hiding his feelings I see.
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aFanofanArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Nice ^^
Concidering what you have said about mers (wild and dangerous), I wonder how Yugi is with other mers and how he'd bee with humans
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well there are two basic responses in the animal kingdom.

Fight or Flight.

Yami so far has been fight, but Yugi would be flight. 
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Starlig Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017   Artist
Wow
I think Yami is starting to fallen in love with her.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybeeeee! ^^
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:iconstarlig:
Starlig Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017   Artist
:)
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SpiritDragonRyuu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Poor Yami and Mana.
Also I liked the little flashback with Yami and Yugi :)
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked that extra touch. Keeps things interesting. ^^
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SpiritDragonRyuu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
^.=.^
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BlueLuna12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist
I think now who hurted Yami. Idea 
His white and his name start with a B.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, maybe.
Well find out in a few chapter maybe. ^^
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Hum dadumdumdummm...  *does not say anything*
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*chuckles* kehe oh your so inconspicuous.... XD
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SacredAmethystFox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yami I'm sure you'll feel a lot better if you tell her and she'll understand.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hes just to proud and stuborn... XD
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:iconsartying:
sartying Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student General Artist
I KNEW IT
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Knew what?
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:iconsartying:
sartying Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student General Artist
it was lyric, right?






or am i just jumping to conclusions? o.o
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welp youre theory could be right or wrong. Im not at liberty to say which yet.
Spoilers... XD
Mephisto's Wink 
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sartying Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student General Artist
oooohh
XD
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Galaxy-Kits Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ship it, and I ship it hard
I think it's kind of cute that Yami helped Mana >3<
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Join my shippingdom. XD

Lol I'm glad you think so. ^^
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AbyssaltheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Jealous of how well you do expression-
ALWAYSWILLBE-
TEACHME~
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol thank you. ^^ XD
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:iconabyssalthedragon:
AbyssaltheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
XD
np
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Glacie95 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Poor Yami :( but the picture is adorable
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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Glacie95 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
You're welcome ^^
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YaminDarkKnights Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Filmographer
oooo love is nice image i love is art heheXD
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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YaminDarkKnights Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Filmographer
yw big hugz 
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
poor them both.....
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, poor fish people.
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