All the Qlis are seen partying in a penthouse suite when Qliphort Scout walks in.
"Sup, bitches!", Qliphort Scout said while opening the door.
"A-Town!!!", all of the other Qlis said in harmony.
"Were have you been all day?", Qli Carrier said with a curious tone.
"Oh, you know, hashtag wrecking scrubs and pouring them glasses of salt water. Just got back from going 20-0 at locals...AGAIN!", Qliphort Scout said with an obnoxious sneer.
"Hey, where's Apoqliphort Towers? I don't see him here", Qliphort Scout asked while mimicking a binocular with his hands.
"Eh, you know him, he's like a piece of Exodia in a 60 card deck...HE DOESN'T SHOW UP WHEN YOU NEED HIM!", Qliphort Carrier said with a schizophrenic tone.
The entire room erupted into hearty laughter.
"Oh, Carrier! You're so bad!", Qliphort Monolith said while laughing like a madman.
Qliphort scout feels his phone vibrate and looks at a text.
"Oh! Someone turn on the TV, the ban list is about to be announced!", Qliphort Scout said while rushing to a seat with a glass champagne in hand.
The TV turns on and the channel is already conveniently on the Yugioh News channel (copyright pending).
"And the moment we have all been waiting for, it's time for the April ban list", the announcer said.
Various howls and whistling is heard throughout the room.
"IT'S HAPPENING! REEEEEEE!", Qliphort Cephalopod yodeled while taking his shirt off.
"Whoa, Cephy! Save it for regionals!", Qliphort Scout said while trying to calm down Qliphort Cephalopod only to be stopped by his own laughter.
The announcer shuffles his papers.
"clears throat Let's start with the recently unbanned...for the newly unbanned: Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Spirit Burner, Dragon, Ruler of Sparks, Gladiator Beast Bestiari, Gorz, the Emissary of Darkness, Lightning, Dragon Ruler of Drafts, Lonefire Blossom, Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles, Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets, Goyo Guardian, and Hieratic Seal of Convocation."
"HAHA, what? Are rulers trying to be meta again? They should know that the newer generation will run the game not some washed up tier 6 lizards!", Qliphort Scout said while turning around and mimicking a dragon getting slain to the rest of the party.
The party erupted with laughter once more.
"Newly limited: Sinister Serpent, Tour Guide From The Underworld, Dragon Ravine, Preparation of Rites, Saqlifice, Symbol of Heritage, Temple of the Kings, Crush Card Virus, Exchange of the Spirit, Ring of Destruction, Skill Drain, and Vanity's Emptiness", the announcer said.
Time froze for the party.
"What the f**k?", Qliphort Disk said in a whispered town.
Qliphort Monolith: "What is tha-"
"Shh! Shh!", Qliphort Scout interrupted.
"And newly semi-limited: Qliphort Scout, Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En, Nekroz of brionac, Charge of the Light Brigade, and Sacred Sword of Seven Stars", the announcer dully said.
The drops and breaking of Champagne glasses echoed throughout the suite in slow motion.
"shuffles papers once more Oh...dear...", the announcer said despairingly.
"For the newly banned: Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos, Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls, Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms, Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders, and Snatch Steal", the announcer said practically tearing up.
Qliphort Helix turned off the TV.
Silence replaced the air as everyone was still, unable to breathe easy until the silence was broken by a chair thrown by Qliphort Stealth who no one even realized was at the party because...you know..."stealth".
"WHAT THE f**k IS THIS BULLSHIT!?, Qliphort Stealth said while throwing a chair only to be restrained by Skybase and Helix.
"Calm down! Calm down!", Skybase and Helix said in exchange with each other.
"No...nuh uh...I'm not buying this", Qliphort Scout said while dialing Konami on his phone while making his way to the bathroom.
Qliphort Scout's phone rang for three seconds until it was answered by Konami.
Konami: "Scout! Baby, how ya d-"
"Hey, Konami, what the f**k did I just witness? We give you loyalty and butthurt inducing searches for almost a year and you pay us back with this disrespect?", Qliphort Scout said with a snarl in his voice.
"I thought we had a deal? You promised to keep us tier 1 for the next two formats and even promised that we would go out being tier 0 before you hit us with the ban hammer, but yet you pull this bullshit? This is un-fucking-accpetable!", Qliphort Scout said while kicking the sink at the end.
"Scout, baby", Konami said with almost a sarcastic tone.
"I know we promised you that, but these Yosenju fellas showed up and started revamping the meta. They got a lot of potential and we want to make full use of that. We were also getting numerous complaints about Qlis being "too overpowered" especially with you being the best searcher in the game right now.", Konami said with a snarky voice.
"That was the point, Konami. Us being "too overpowered", meant that we would run the meta. Other shit decks would bow before us in awe and salt as they desperately tried to make there decks anti-meta while still having some type of win condition. Plus, there are decks that have beat us. I'm too proud to admit it, but it HAS happened", Qliphort Scout explained in a rushed tone.
"Sorry, but you know how the game goes, right, Scout baby? Roll the dice, pay the price", Konami said while laughing while he hung up.
Qliphort Scout looked down at the disconnected call in disbelief before making his way back to the still confused party.
"So, did you talk to him?", Qliphort Carrier said to Qliphort Scout.
All eyes were on Qliphort Scout.
"Ah, well...um...I'm gonna be honest with you all...he abandoned us", Qliphort Scout said while rubbing his forehead.
Collective nos and whys could be heard.
"But wait, this just means room for improvement right? This isn't the end!", Qliphort Monolith said with a hopeful tone.
"Y....yeah, this just means room for improvement...this isn't the end", Qliphort Scout said with a fake smile.
"Well, I think I need to rethink some strategies, so I'm gonna head home, gg", Qliphort Carrier said while stretching and leaving out the door.
"gg", the rest of the party said in unison as they left the party as well, only to leave Qliphort Scout the only one.
"Hey, get home safe, I don't want to go to bed cold", Qliphort Monolith said to Qliphort Scout before leaving.
Qliphort Scout sat in a chair while looking around at the banners that read "still tier 1!", "we're number one!, "all for one, one for all!".
His admiration turned to salt as he practically tackled the mini-fridge and started pounding down the beers that were within it.
After cleaning out the mini-fridge, Qliphort Scout made his way down the elevator and out the hotel; greeted by the warm faces of the hotel staff every step of the way.
"I hope you enjoyed your stay, number one!", Dian Keto said to Qliphort Scout.
Qliphort Scout stumbled around the street only to be mocked by the others passing by.
"Aww, what's the matter, mister meta? Rescue Cat got your tongue? Or does Konami have Saqlifice?", Mystical Space Typhoon said while laughing with Fairy Wind.
"SHUT UP! f**k YOU!", Qliphort Scout drunkenly slurred.
"Hey, tier 2, I've got the exclusive entrance to regionals right here!", Naturia Beast said while taking the lid off a trashcan and presenting it's contents to Qliphort Scout.
"Shut up! All of you! You don't know!", Qliphort Scout yelled while running through the streets only to stumble and collapse in an alley way.
"You don't know...", Qliphort Scout said while choking on his words.
The pile of newspapers and trash shifted next to Qliphort Scout only to reveal Substitoad.
"So, how does it feel?", Substitoad said with a neutral voice.
Qliphort Scout said nothing while staring at Substitoad.
"I know how you feel. I was at the top once too, ya know", Substitoad said while staring at the sky.
"Heh, the fun I used to have. We used to OTK like no one's business. Oh, the rage we would induce. The hell we would raise. The salt we would produce. Pfff! I remember when we OTK'd an Exodia that drew four pieces in one turn. Man, that guy produced enough salt to melt the polar ice caps, I tell you what", Substitoad said with a smile on his face.
"But then we got cocky. We tried to include frogs in everything. Pretty soon, everyone was thinking of ways to stop us. No one ever did, so Konami had to step in a put a stop to us. Told us we "were ruining the spirit of Yugioh", but yet he had a framed picture of Exodia in his office", Substitoad said with a heavy tone and even heavier facial expression.
"No", Qliphort Scout said while wiping the tears from his eyes.
"You're story is different from mine. Konami had a reason to do to you what they did to you. You guys were out of control. You redefined what OTK meant. No one could do anything if you won the coin toss or rock, paper, scissors. You guys made dueling un-fun", Qliphort Scout said with a parental tone.
"Huh...did we now...and how exactly is that different from what you're doing?", Substitoad said while glaring at Qliphort Scout.
Qliphort Scout sat speechless.
"Bringing out a card that can't be destroyed by any normal means on the second turn of the duel while berating your opponent with "gg easy scrub, lol grow some skill" is any different? It may not be an OTK, so to speak, but it still takes the fun out of dueling", Substitoad said while shuffling in his newspaper blanket.
"Sure, I have no room to talk, but at least we made dueling fun. Getting keeled over by frogs with 200 attack power, was frickin' hilarious. And even though so many of them wanted us to go, they were still sad when we left. But for you, you made dueling "un-fun". That's why when you go, no one will miss you", Substitoad said while drifting off to sleep in the cold alley way.
Qliphort Scout was once again speechless. He could no longer blame Konami for what had happened, but rather, only blame himself.
Qliphort Scout called a taxi and went home. All the way there, Substitoad's words echoed through his mind. "Dueling is supposed to be fun".
Qliphort Scout arrived to his mansion, got ready for bed, and crawled into bed with Qliphort Monolith.
"I'm glad you're home, baby", Qliphort Monolith said while kissing Qliphort Scout on the neck.
"I'm back, sweetie...and I'm gonna make sure that I never leave", Qliphort Scout said while staring at a framed magazine with all of the Qlis on it saying "Best of 2014".
I don't want to drag this into a series, but because of length and time to create more stories, I may have to. Thanks for reading and as always, free my nigga stratty.