It was rather hard to surprise Solomon Mouto. He had lived through his share of scandals and conspiricies, and he would swear that nothing surprised him more than when his little grandson grew hair like his and loved games. The whole Millennium Puzzle thing had mildly surprised him, but the old thing was from Egypt, so he supposed he should have seen this coming. He wasn't surprised when his grandson started making friends, or when he started coming home later, or even when an ancient spirit started playing shadow games with his grandson's transgressors. However, he was surprised when he found a mass of the new Duel Monsters cards scattered about Yugi's bedroom with said kid taking enthusiastically to someone Solomon could not see.
“-Attacks points are here! And if you have the stronger monster, and you attack, then you subtract the higher attack from the lower attack, but only if the opposing monster is in attack mode-” Yugi cut off his excited explanation as if someone had tapped his shoulder. “Hm?” He turned to look at the door.
“What are you doing up so late, Yugi?” Solomon asked. It was a school night, and if he remembered right Yugi had a quiz tomorrow.
“Oh! I'm just showing the Other Me how to play Duel Monsters,” he smiled. “He had asked about them earlier today, and I promised to show him after I got done with homework.” By the looks of things, that had been quite a while ago. “It's a really popular game, so he would have lots of people to pay with.”
The Other Yugi must have said something, because Yugi suddenly blushed and stammered. “Well, of course you'll play with other people! It's no fun playing by yourself.” He was quiet for a few moments. “You play games with friends. Jounouchi would like it...”
Quietly, Solomon bid his grandson and his friend a 'good-night,' and shut the door. He listened for a moment as Yugi and the Other Yugi continued the one-sided conversation. With a smile, Solomon walked back to his own room. It would be good for the Other Yugi to learn something new, and, rough start or not, the Other Yugi was bringing Yugi out of his shell. With no more shadow games to be played, the ancient spirit needed a new outlet. After all, what could be dangerous about a card game?