你 sit there, sipping on your wine. Watching professors, researchers, scientists, and even psychologists receiving awards. Of course they would invite you. They could care less about your studies, lectures, and findings. They just thought 你 were crazy; just like your grandfather. He was a great scientist, your role model. His theories, findings, discoveries were out of this planet. The whole town called him crazy, 说 he believed in myths and that nothing was a fact. They laughed at him when he claimed that there was an eighth millennium item. She had read many journals about it after he passed away; trying to decode and solve the puzzle. In front of you, someone else was getting praised for it. It made your blood boil. Ishizu Ishtar had been awarded for finding the millennium earrings. She had not discovered where it was; but apparently it was somewhere on an abandoned island, hidden. 你 scoffed. Your grandfather was called crazy for discovering it and here they were praising this women's words. 你 were certain she had stolen information from your grandfather.



There were originally seven millennium items; the 项链 (which was previously owned 由 Ishizu), the rod, the key, the scale, the ring, the eye, and lastly the puzzle (which was previously owned 由 a close friend of yours). All seven of these rest in a museum in Egypt after the world almost ended because of their powers. The millennium earrings apparently have been rumored to have the power to control spirits and demons and to protect someone from danger, curses, and black magic. When 你 were in high school, your 老友记 got into so many dangerous and life threatening situations so it didn't both you. 你 were up for the adventure anyways, it was what kept 你 going.



These same things that your grandfather had discovered. He was so close to finding out where it was, but he died in vain. 你 wanted to avenge him, to make those people pay for what they did. Excusing yourself from the table, 你 walk over to the front to grab a glass of wine. Once 你 turned around, 你 came face to face with Ishizu Ishtar. "Oh hello there, professor Orimoto." She smirks at 你 and 你 felt yourself boiling up.





"What do 你 want?" 你 growled at her, but softly.





"Now now, no need to be rude. I was just trying to be civil my dear. I'm glad to see 你 here, so sorry that 你 didn't win an award tonight."



你 grit your teeth together and clench your fists. This woman was testing your patience, she's lucky she isn't on the floor at this moment. 你 fake a smile and scoff. "Well, congratulations on your award."



"I see your still fake as ever. 你 ruined your career to follow in your grandfathers footsteps and now look where 你 are. No one even knows who 你 are if it weren't for your grandfather, poor man was delusional. Don't be like him and forget about his discovery okay?"



"Look, 你 better take that back, my grandfather was a great man. He discovered it before anyone else; he's not crazy."



"Keep telling that yourself. Your grandmother left him too, right? He was to crazy and absorbed in his work to notice her, right? Didn't Seto Kaiba also leave 你 because 你 were too busy for him?"



"Shut up, don't 你 dare bring him up. 你 have no rights to say that." 你 walked closer to her, ready to 摇摆, 秋千 but stopped when 你 felt a pair of eyes on you. Moving back, 你 walk away from her and step into the balcony; away from the party.



Looking down at the 喷泉 below you, 你 quietly sip on your wine. 你 didn't let your tears fall, 你 were stronger than to let that woman's word get to you.





"Well, 你 held yourself back pretty well there." 你 sigh, knowing exactly who it was.





"What brings 你 here, last time I checked 你 were a businessman, not a scientist."





"I was invited, plus I knew you'd be here all depressed."





"Ugh I'm not in the mood for your games, Seto. Just leave me alone." 你 down the rest of your wine and sigh. 你 heard him walk closer to you.





"This is about your grandfather, isn't it?"





"They made a mockery out of him! He was the one who found out about the earrings! He spend days and months holed up in his studies trying to crack the code and they call him crazy? That is was just a myth? Now Ishizu finds information about it and she's being praised about finding the world biggest mystery? This is just bullshit."





He chuckled deeply and is directly 下一个 to you. He looks down from the balcony. "You're still jealous of her; aren't you?"





"Maybe I am. I'm desperate, I want people to know who I am and to realize that my grandfather wasn't crazy." Kaiba didn't say anything but he just listened to you. That's what he always did; even when your parents passed away, he was there comforting you. It was rare of him to do something like that, but 你 two had a strong bond. 你 looked over at him and took in his appearance. He wore his usual white suit 夹克 with a blue button up 衬衫 with a slightly darker blue tie. His hair was swept back, so 你 were able to see the details on his face 更多 clearly. 你 lightly blushed, but looked away before he caught 你 staring.





"Seto, am I really that worthless?" 你 say, tears brimming at the corner of your eyes.





He pauses but then shakes his head. "You've sacrificed everything to become who 你 are. It's one of the reasons we aren't together anymore.." He sighs but 你 pout.





"You're half to blame for us to break up."





"Well, you're not wrong." He chuckled deeply.





你 knew Seto Kaiba since high school. At first, 你 never liked his personality and rich persona. Once 你 got past that stage, 你 both started to see each other a lot. There were many situations that led the two of 你 to eventually start dating. Your relationship was never rocky and it got very serious. 你 loved him for who he was and 你 were sure he loved 你 back. Once 你 both entered college, the two of 你 became very busy. Kaiba with his company and 你 were focused on your career and school. 你 barely had time to go on dates and rarely got intimate. Both of 你 ended things in bittersweet way and rarely saw each other until now.





"Anyways, I should get going. See 你 around." 你 turn around and walk away from him.



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Once 你 were home, 你 took a bath and changed into something comfortable. 你 walk into your study and look around. There lay stacks of books, papers, and 破烂, 垃圾 all around. Most of them were related to your grandfathers case. Looking through everything, 你 noticed a book 你 haven't seen. Opening it, 你 look through the contents. It had the usual things about his findings until your eyes stopped at a certain page. Carefully 阅读 the pages of the journal; 你 were shocked to find new information.





"Oh my god, jackpot! Why did I not realize this before?"







你 walk over to the bookshelf and look carefully . 你 don't see anything until 你 look behind a crack in the bookshelf. There was a whole there. Moving the shelf aside, 你 look into the hole a see a small box. Taking it out, 你 take it to your desk. There was no lock, so once 你 opened it, there was a letter.





Dear Y/N, I hope 你 were able to find my letter in time. I had to leave some minor clues in my journal, but 你 are smart enough to figure this out. I had discovered where the millennium earring is stored. I had done some research and found the abandoned island in lies in, but some people broke in and 偷了 my information. I managed to hide the map; it resides with Solomon Mutou, my close friend. Take the key in the box and go to him. Please find it and beware of people who want to steal it. I believe in you.





Tears ran down your face as 你 read through the letter. "He went through all this..." Sobbing quietly, 你 tightly clench the letter in your hands. "Grandpa...."





Once all the tears cam out, 你 were angry. "I'm pretty sure it was the Ishtar's that ambushed my grandfather!" 你 swore to get your revenge and to clear your grandfathers name.