Well, I’ve only been here a few days, but it has been an experience.
First is my roommate, Jounouchi. He and Kaiba-san have seemed to found each other at this school. Their dislike for each other seems to be as strong as it ever was. It almost makes me wish that the two rarely meet while they go to this school. I know it sounds like a horrible thing to say, but it feels appropriate in their “situation”. They’d probably tear each other apart if left alone for an extended period of time. ^^;
Yuugi -kun seems all right, which is good to know. He was one of my first friends in a long time, so I wish the best on him. I also met his darker half, Atem. I think I remember seeing him once when he and my darker half were battling for control of our souls (ours being mine and my new found friends) and the Puzzle. He also seems a lot different from what I can remember of him. Within that particular duel, he looked confident and strong, ready to take on any challenge (but that didn’t make him arrogant in any way, just confident). Something seems a bit different. He still has his moments when he looked he could rule a kingdom, having that sort of confidence; but there are moments when he seems shy and awkward- like normal teenagers. That may come from my inexperience with him, but maybe that will go away once we get to know each other better. ^^;
Piper-san is certainly different. In a way, she kind of reminds me of my darker half, proud to a fault. But there also seems to be a bit of something darker underneath. Like she’s been hurt before, but she’s struggling to hide it. I certainly hope it gets better for her, whatever the problem is…
I think my biggest surprise was seeing my darker half alive and well in physical form. Well… more or less in a form that doesn’t look like an evil version of me. ^^; Don’t get me wrong, he still sort of looks like me, but there are some definite differences this time. For one, he has a tan that I could only dream of. I know that he is originally from Egypt, like Atem, but… still, I get jealous :p
He’s certainly taller than I am, which isn’t really saying much, since I’ve never really had a problem with my height before (Jounouchi, Honda-san, and Kaiba-san are all taller than I am, and I’m taller than Yuugi-kun ^^; )
I think the biggest change in him, other than physical appearance, was his change in personality. Sure, he’s as prideful and arrogant as ever, but there seems to be a gentler side to him. Not that he’d ever admit to it --probably not even on pain of death ^^; -- but I can definitely see it. It’s a welcome change from the way he used to be. Maybe it’s because most of his wickedness has gone, that need for vengeance and blood, is almost gone.
I say almost because he wouldn’t be himself without his bite ^^; Bloodlust is still one of his main personality traits, but even that has gone down. I guess he kind of reminds me of an older lion, wise in his age, but still willing to put up a fight if the occasion arises.
Well, I’d better stop now because I have classes soon and I don’t want to be late. ^^;
I’ll write again soon.