Another week went by and Yusei was done with project but kept it secret for now, and Akiza even pitched in in helping them with the engines. Finally another month passed and they had found a successful engine. But tonight was Yusei and Akiza's three month anniversary, and despite his tight pocket book he wanted to treat her a proper date.
Akiza was getting ready and her mother, Carly, and Luna were helping. Carly did her makeup, Luna did her hair, and her mother did her nails. Meanwhile Yusei was doing his best to get ready for his big night. He went out and rented a black tux with a blue tie. The guys were shocked at how different he looked when he didn't look like a biker, but he was having trouble with his tie.
"Hey Jack, think you could help me with this damn thing."
Jack then tied the tie properly and without blinking "Seriously Yus, you don't know how to tie a tie?"
"Well I've never been the kind of person who dresses up in this stuff on a regular basis."
"Got a point there." Crow said
"Okay honestly, how do I look?"
"Honestly, like someone else entirely." Blister said and tossed him the keys to a car "Burrowed it from a friend who owes me a favor. Figured you wouldn't want to ruin your suit or whatever she's wearing." He added
"Thanks, I owe you."
"I'll just deduct it from some of the favors I owe you."
Yusei then picked up the bouquet of black and red roses he made and bought and left...
Meanwhile at Akiza's house...
With her makeup, nails, and hair done she let the strapless silk red dress slide over her body that went to her knees and slid into her heels and slid on her white elbow length gloves. She was ready.
Yusei was waiting downstairs and Mr. Izinski and him were talking.
"So Yusei you've finally found the design?"
"Yes sir we have. And this gives us a huge advantage over the competition."
"So do you have any plans after this tournament is over?"
"I don't know, the field of science has always peaked my interest for some reason. But then again Dueling is my true passion, but I know it's not the most stable career."
"If Dueling is what you love don't hold back, did I ever tell how I became a senator?"
"No I do t think so sir."
"My family has been doctors for six generations. But the senate and politics always caught my interest, and my parents always pushed me to get my medical degree, but I got my law degree instead. And it was around that time I met Setsuko."
"She was looking for work but we met by accident a few times in college. After getting my degree my parents didn't talk to me for a long time and they cut me off. Setsuko and I fell in love quickly and before we knew it we were in a one bedroom apartment barely making ends meet."
"What do you mean?"
"I was only working for an internship at the time and a damn good one and Setsuko was pulling double shifts at the diner. We were behind on a lot but we managed to pull through. So if a career in the field of science or Dueling peeks your interest go for it"
"Thanks, I guess I get my love for science from my father."
"Akiza told me what happened and I remember that day well. And I'm sorry for what happened."
"Well I'm sure he did he his best not for that to happen."
"Actually that's true, but Roman Goodwin kept pushing for the Ener-D reactor-"
"Wait did you say Goodwin, as the Director Rex Goodwin?"
"Yes, Roman was his brother."
"Rex told me about what happened and I occasionally see it in my dreams, but he never mentioned he had a brother."
"Yes, the three of them were the lead scientist, I was a junior undersecretary at the time. I had a bad feeling that nothing good would come of it. But I held my tongue as I saw what happened to your father."
"He got taken off." Yusei said in a low voice but then he asked "What happened to Rex's brother, Roman?"
"He died in the blast, of course there was nothing left, only thing that remains are the control towers over in the Satellite. Mr. Fudo was always going on about a way to throw it in reverse with four of the six Dragons, nonsense if you ask me."
Yusei then pulled out his Stardust card "As in this kind of Dragon?" He asked slowly and quizzically
"Yes that's the one and like the one my daughter has plus the other four, oh here she comes now."
Yusei looked up and Akiza was slowly made her way down the steps and she was absolutely stunning, she was beyond any word he could think of to describe her.
"Akiza... you... wow." He managed to say
"You don't look so bad yourself." She said and he grinned "So are you ready to go?"
"As ever, my beautiful Rose." He said and this made her blush
They arrived at the restaurant about fifteen minutes later. Arriving a valet parked his car and they went in. They were then seated and after looking over the menu they ordered and enjoyed a fine dinner.
"You didn't have to do this Yusei."
"I know. But my girl deserves the best. And since it's near Christmas I got you something."
"Oohhh Yusei you didn't have to get me anything." She said as she wiped a tear away
"But I wanted to, and I know you'll love it." He said and pulled out a jewelry necklace box and handed it to her
She was breathless as she opened it, it was a necklace made of real silver, this must have cost him quite a bit of money, and it was custom made, it was Black Rose Dragon and Stardust Dragon intertwined and they were both sparkling. She felt tears of joys.
She then noticed they were shaped around a small black heart shaped gem, her heart necklace he gave almost ten years ago.
"Yusei, this is... Perfect."
"I had to call in a few favors, but I got it made."
She leaned over and kissed him, she felt like the luckiest girl in the world. They then ordered desert and payed and then drove back to her house, her parents were asleep. She changed into her shorts and red tanktop as Yusei changed into one of his spare tanktops and a pair of long basketball shorts that he kept in his runner. They then laid down on the couch together and were covered by a blanket and fell asleep to the sound of the tv.
But Yusei's head was swimming as he slept. Rex had a brother, Roman. Rex, Roman, and his father were all the lead scientists on the Ener-D Reactor. But then he had a new dream.
"I've told you all a thousand times, if we throw the reactor into reverse the result will be catastrophic, I am shutting it down." Mr. Fudo said
"Professor Fudo, we have invested all this time and money into this project that you and the Goodwin brothers proposed. We cannot allow you to just shut it down." A board member said "You have been replaced by Roman."
"No!" He gasped
"Come now Mr. Fudo. The board simply feels that it's time someone help push this project forward, that someone is me." Roman said snidely and with mockery
"Even if this does backfire I can reverse it with four of the six dragons."
"Oh you mean these dragons?" Roman asked and held up all six dragon cards
Mr. Fudo then snatched all six cards and the board members pulled out guns and began firing lasers at him, but Mr. Fudo managed to get into the elevator in time and hold onto all six cards. He had been hit a few times and he had to get his son to safety fast. As he exited the elevator Rex found him.
"Professor, what's wrong?"
"Roman- has gone mad- here take these." Mr. Fudo managed to say and hand Rex all six cards "protect them at all costs and get out of here."
Mr. Fudo then managed to stumble down the hallway until he found his one year old son and got to a launch capsule. The small baby boy was crying.
"It's okay, my son. You're going to be alright." He said and kissed his forehead the placed him in the capsule and buckled him for good measure
He then placed his wife's heart shaped gem necklace with little Yusei as well. The capsule closed and launched and a blinding white light devoured everything. Yusei's eyes shot open and his breathing heavy. Akiza was awoken as well.
"What wrong Yusei?" She said groggily
"Nothing, just go back to sleep."
And they both fell back asleep.