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ENCOUNTER: Reasons (10) by CoffeeAddictedDragon ENCOUNTER: Reasons (10) by CoffeeAddictedDragon
Mana watched Yami swim around the tank. Every morning like clockwork before Mahad and the others came in, he swam around the entire perimeter. He tapped the glass that separated the tank from the ocean, he then would back his tail against the glass before recoiling with a flurry of hisses and growly curses. As the days went on however, he did this less and less, taking more to simply laying on the sand on the edge of the tank and glaring out into the ocean and hardly eating.

Today was no different. She watched as the dark mer drifted down to his spot and lay down, watching the sea.

Maybe today she could make a difference.

"Hi Yami!" She said, swimming over and settling beside him. The Ebony Royal turned and looked at her. "Hello Mana." He then went back to looking at the waters beyond the glass. Mana scrunched her nose in thought before turning and looking out into the ocean as well. There was nothing really except some fish, seaweed, rocks and of course, sand. Honestly, what could possibly be out there that he missed so much? They had a reef here, free food, and they were safe from sharks and Leviathans.

She glanced over at Yami again. He looked tired and distant, obviously not in the mood to start a conversation. She bit the side of her mouth, thinking. As she did so, her eyes drifted along his body. She had been too nervous to observe him before because he had been so alert, and anytime he caught her looking, he'd give a confused look that made her feel self conscious. Now she could get a good look.

Obviously, his scales were much darker then hers, an indication of the breed difference. Hues of purple and violet played on his fins and back, something she partially wished she had such colors... She continued looking. There were bruises on his tail due to his bashing again the wall...
He wasn't buff, but there were definitely tightly packed muscles under his scales and skin. Little scars and nicks covered the length of his body, a sign of how tough his life must have been before the tank. How many fights had he been in?...

And then of course, there was the reason he was here.

Her eyes inevitably fell of the pink wounds and stitches. She could feel her spine frills rise on her back as she thought about how much pain he would have been in, how close to death he had been.

"Kinda hard not to notice hmm?"

"AAK!"

Mana yelped, and her frills and fins puffed up as Yami spoke, a slightly amused expression on his face. She bit her lip in embarrassment and relaxed. "U-uhhhhh... Yeha...." She paused and blinked... "Uhm... is it alright to ask... Can I touch them?"

Yami blinked. "Touch them?..." He glanced at his wounds and shrugged. "If you want..."

Mana swam forest and very gently, touched the stitches curiously. They were tough and course, she supposed they would have to be for a creature that swam 24/7. She then touched the pink flesh underneath. Yami hissed and winced. "I'm sorry!" She said, pulling her hands away quickly. "It's okay... Just tender..." He said.

There was a long moment of silence before Mana spoke. "How... Did you get them?"

Yami sighed, and she wondered if she had gone a bit too far...


"..... It was another mer...."

She blinked and looked over, shocked.

"A... A mer did THIS?"

A growl.

"He wasn't normal...."

Somehow, that statement made her spine stiffen.

Yami looked over at her and blinked. "Sorry... But yes. A mer did this..."

Mana stared at him.

"I... I thought that... A didn't think that another mer could to this..."

"Neither did I."

Mana shifted and sat beside him, looking out into the ocean. "I'm sorry that happened to you..."

Yami glanced over at her. "Thank you..." He said before smiling softly.

Mana smiled back.


She decided then that she would try her best to make him smile more often...


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I'm so sorry this took so long everyone! D:
I've been juggling what projects I should continue on and everyone keeps giving me mixed results! Plus, I've been super busy over on :iconsketch-sf: doing the prismatic series!

Anyways, at least we now more or less know how Yami got his injuries, but the criminal still remains nameless, but we now have a gender, thanks to Yami we now knowit was a male. Some of you have guessed who he is already. :3 But shhh! All will be unveiled later...




Yu-Gi-Oh!/Characters (c) Kazuki Takahashi

Art/Story/Fantasian Mers/Mer Designs (c) Me
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:iconxsushi-chanx:
XSushi-ChanX Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His lil grumpy face is the cutest.
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol thanks. ^^
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:iconxsushi-chanx:
XSushi-ChanX Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^-^
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MadameRhonaSynako Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Student Filmographer
I'm sorry, but Yami's expression reminds me of Scar from The Lion King.XD 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*looks at picture*
...
Oh mercy he DOES! XD
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:iconmadamerhonasynako:
MadameRhonaSynako Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student Filmographer
Lol I'm glad you agree!Taiga claps icon 
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Yami72 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
his expression gets me every time!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm dat face... XD
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NewArtist19 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Thank you so much for updating! Hopefully Yugi and his pod find out he's okay soon.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like Having it updated. ^^
Hopefully soon. ^^
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:iconstarlig:
Starlig Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016   Artist
I like this comic
I hope he will keep her safe
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. 

And he most certainly will.
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:iconstarlig:
Starlig Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016   Artist
Welcome
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AngelicLake Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student
Yup. NO doubt.
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
hmmm....I would guess that it must have been Yami Bakura as a mer, given how he is...
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ARCatSK Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student General Artist
AWWWW you two adorable mers!
Another beautiful pic that gives me feels TvT Keep them coming!!!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha! Thank you kindly! ^^
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Yeah another pic!

I'm almost done!  I swear!  I just have to color the last few pages.  Lines are down, background down.  First seven pages are finished.  Just have to color the rest and get the dialogue in place.
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Wow so much effort, just take your time don't hurt yourself! XD
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Yay! Another mer pic, Yay! :happybounce: :squee: You did a great job with this pic Star! The story keeps getting better and better! Can't wait to see what happens next! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. :)
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Your welcome Star! :) (Smile) 
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sartying Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student General Artist
i want to say Lyric did this... hmmm....
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[#11] Chitoge Kirisaki - Stare 
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sartying Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student General Artist
HMMMMMM
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Yay! More of the story!
I have a pretty good idea on who did it...
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O rly now? XD
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Yep. Not telling through ;D
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