|After Egypt and Other Stories About the YGO Gang
Author: AnimeKeepsMeSane PM
My continuation of the original YGO story. Built like a one-shot/drabble collection, runs like a story! YYXY BXR MXM SXJ TXD MXT MXS LXR. M for future chappies! I will attempt to have the actual story line run chronologically but no promises...Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,631 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 05-14-11 - Published: 09-15-10 - id: 6327869
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How the Yamis Came Back
Okay people, just so y'all aren't confused when you read any of my Yu-Gi-Oh fanfiction, I have written this. It is basically an explanation of the little AU world all of my fanfics will be in. I have changed a few things because I think people would be offended by some of the assumptions I make. I don't mind if you flame, because I expect it BUT YOU WILL BE REPORTED! Enjoy the story.
WARNINGS!: There is an OC, but she only plays a minor roll, just getting them to the mortal realm, putting em into normal clothes, making sure Baky goes back to being a sexy albino, etc...
There is also BL. Nothing past kissing, for anything else would be tales for another day, but there will be kissing and mention of Puzzle, Tender, Bronze and Puppy shippings! And Chaseshipping if you squint really hard and tilt your head.
Bakura strolled up the streets of the Afterlife. It felt good to be back in Egypt, he thought. Okay okay, so it wasn't actually Egypt, but it was the place every Egyptian was promised they would get to see one day, if they were good. Bakura had never been good, but he hadn't blasphemed the Gods, so he was allowed in after Yam-er Atem had lost the Ceremonial Duel. He'd just had to wait for a little while. He stared up at the huge golden palace that belonged to Osiris. It looked a lot like Atem's old palace, but grander and a hell of a lot larger. Bakura turned a corner and the palace was suddenly almost hidden from view by a group of palm trees swaying by a lagoon in someone's courtyard. He continued down the street until he reached an impressive Egyptian style home. Sitting in a chair in the shade provided by the overhanging roof, sat the Nameless Pharaoh himself, Atem. "Hey Pharaoh." Bakura called in a sticky voice, his usual sneer on his lips. Atem seemed to hate being called that lately, though it'd never bothered him before, and Bakura took advantage of it.
But the spirit of the Millennium Puzzle's eyes barely flickered to him. Against his better judgment, Bakura grew suddenly worried. "What's wrong Yami-I mean-Atem?" Bakura asked, sitting in the chair next to Atem's. The once Pharaoh didn't answer, just stared off into space, a depressed look on his face. "Don't waste your breath. I've been trying to cheer him up all day." Marik said, coming through the arched door and leaning against one of the many pillars. "You mean Atem's been like this all day?" Bakura had never seen anyone this down, not even Ryo. "That is what I said." Marik said snobbishly. "Guys, stop fighting." Atem said, almost to low for them to hear. "Fine." Bakura said, "But you have to tell us what's wrong." Atem sighed and stared off at the swaying palms. "Do you guys ever miss your Hikaries?" He asked finally. He looked at their shocked expressions. Clearly this was not the direction they had thought his thoughts were going. Bakura was the first to answer. "Miss that little cry baby?" He sneered. "Never in a million years!" But Atem could see the truth in the other's dark brown eyes and hear it in the slight, almost imperceptible, quiver in his voice. He missed him. Hell, he probably thought about him every Ra damned day. Atem knew he thought about Yugi everyday. This made him determined to get the other to admit so. "You shared a body with him for 7 years." Atem stated. (I read somewhere that Ryo had the Millennium Ring longer than Yugi had the Puzzle complete.) Bakura bit the inside of his lip. "So? That doesn't mean anything!" Bakura lashed back, guilt obviously showing in his eyes as he thought about Ryo. "Its not like we can do anything anyway." Marik hadn't said anything so far, just leaned against the pillar with his head down. When he finally looked up, his dark purple eyes were filled with regret. "I miss Malik, I'm man enough to admit that." Bakura rolled his eyes. "Okay okay, I miss the little runt, but like I said, its not like we can do anything about it." Atem shook his head. "Maybe not. I might be able to talk to Isis (he means the goddess, not the priestess) and see if there isn't anything. I mean, we were all snatched from death once, why not again." Atem stood. "I'm going for a walk." And with that, he left two very confused once-spirits behind.
Yugi Mouto's head hit the desk for the third time that day. Why did college have to be so hard? At least it got his mind off of At-no! He had promised himself that he wouldn't even think his darker half's name. He heard someone approach and looked up, resting his chin on the long, shiny library table. It was his friend Ryo Bakura. "Hey Ryo, what's up?" Yugi asked, straightening and then pulling his chair back up to the table. Ryo set his books down with a soft thunk. "I'm just...looking some stuff up." Ryo said, not really sounding like he wanted to talk about it. Yugi glanced at the book on top of Ryo's stack. "Ancient Egypt, Ryo? This wouldn't have anything to do with..." He trailed off, knowing Ryo would know exactly what he was talking about. He didn't answer, so Yugi knew that was the case. "You think about them a lot too?" Yugi asked. He glanced up and saw Ryo bitting his lip hard and noticed a small tear on Ryo's left cheek. Yugi sighed and grabbed the next book off of Ryo's pile. "What are we looking for?" Ryo flashed him a grateful smile.
"So, why are we doing this again?" Malik Ishtar asked, looking up from yet another book on Ancient Egyptian spells and enchantments. "Because Ryo wants to know more about the spells used on the Millennium Items." Yugi answered for the 18th time that day. "And frankly, so do I." Malik nodded, knowing this was the exact same reason he had volunteered for this madness. He also knew, even if the others weren't prepared to admit it, they were also looking for something that might tell them that they would see their other halves someday. As this thought crossed the young Egyptian's mind, his heart leaped. He knew it shouldn't, but it did. He quietly wondered if this was how Ryo felt sometimes when he thought about the abusive, yet loving Bakura. (does that even make sense? XD) He looked back down at the large textbook in his hands and then back up as the door to the private room they were in opened and in walked Ryo with another large stack of books. "This is the last of the books. If we don't find anything in here, we're going to have to figure something else out. I did find something interesting though..." He said, setting the pile on the table and pushing them into the middle. Then he pushed about half of the pile off of the stack and to the side. He picked up the book on top of the original stack. "This is a battered old book on Egyptian mythology and lore. And it's written by one Solomon Mouto." Yugi looked up from an even larger textbook. "Seriously?" Ryo nodded and passed him the book. Yugi flipped quickly through it. "You know what? I bet this is our best bet for finding something. At least about...You-Know-Who... After all, my grandpa did discover the Puzzle." The other two nodded. "There's nothing in the other book so I'll get started on this one okay? If my grandpa wrote anything in here, like wrote wrote, then I'll be the only one that can decipher it." (sometimes they quote actual pages from journals in books like that. Like in The Da Vinci Code, which I do not own!) Ryo picked up another book and they all sat down to delve once again into the world of ancient Egypt, even though at least two of them had been there before.
~And Back To The Afterlife!~
Atem walked behind the bustling market of the Afterlife. Usually, when he was feeling like this, that was the perfect place for him to wind down. Hearing all the people chattering in Ancient Egyptian, smelling the sweetly bitter smells of the herbs and medicines sold by the vendors, though why dead people needed medicine he would never understand, seeing the brightly colored items that were hawked in huge amounts everyday. These things calmed him, reminded him why he'd chosen to cross over. But not today. Not even the marketplace, which had always been his favorite place when he was Pharaoh, could make him feel any better about leaving Yugi behind. He knew it was stupid and probably impossible, but sometimes he couldn't help but think that he could still feel what Yugi was feeling through the faded reminder of their link. And a few days ago, a really strong emotion had broken through to him. It was one of anguish and betrayal. That had racked his body with pain. When the doors had opened after he'd lost the duel, Yugi had all but pushed him through. With tears in his eyes, Yugi had told him to go, it was what he'd been waiting for his whole life for, all 5,000 some odd years of it. So Atem had gone, without one look back. Now he wished he had begged his Hikari to let him stay. He knew now, after the months of separation, that he was in love with Yugi. His little light. His Aibou. He'd fallen in love with Yugi when he'd seen how much he wanted to help the old Pharaoh, and how far he was willing to go for him. But he'd never told him because he thought that Yugi was in love with Tea. But, as the old saying said, "Time Makes the Heart Grow Fonder". Even if Yugi rejected him, all Atem wanted now was to tell his little light how he felt about him.
Lost in his own thoughts, Atem didn't notice where he was going. As he passed another familiar house, he slammed into someone. Stepping back, he rubbed his head and looked up at the blue and white clad figure he'd ran into. "Oh hello Seth." He said, bowing slightly. "Atem." Seth said, almost paralleling Seto Kiaba's way of speaking, except was kinder than it was humanly possible for Seto to be to anyone other than Mokuba and Joey (eventually ;D). "What's wrong Pharaoh?" Seth asked, his sharp blue eyes taking in the slightly slumped posture of the once royal man and the sadness in his crimson eyes. "You know you don't have to call me that. I'm not the Pharaoh anymore." Seth shrugged. "Force of habit." "Even after 5,000 years?" Atem asked incredulously. Seth shrugged again. "You are avoiding the question." Atem looked down. "You'd think me foolish." Seth chuckled once. "Come now my cousin. Who's to say I don't already." After receiving a fierce glare from the smaller, but still much more powerful boy, he continued, "Is this about young Yugi Mouto?" Atem's head snapped up, confusion strong in his blood colored eyes. "How did you-?" he asked, not quite getting the words out. "Truly cousin, from what I've seen of the boy, I can understand why you've fallen for him. He is beautiful and, from what I gathered from young Joey, kind and truly a compassionate friend. That is why I never understood why you chose to come here. That is unless-?" From the way Atem's shoulder's slumped, Seth knew he was on the right track. "You did not tell him." It wasn't a question. Atem nodded. "I thought so. And you were on your way to talk to Isis (once again, the goddess.) to see if there was anyway you could go back or at the very least get a message to him?" Atem nodded, slightly shamed that his cousin had been able to see through him so easily. "Well I saved you the trip." Atem looked up at his cousin again. "Come on Atem, it was my job to make sure you were alright. And anyway, we're all worried about you. Like I said earlier, old habits die hard." Atem rolled his eyes and swore to himself that he wouldn't ask what Isis had said. But before he could stop himself, he blurted out, "So what did Isis say?" Seth chuckled again at the small hint of desperation in his cousin's voice but quickly sobered because of what the goddess of love had told him. "She said that you and the other Yami's can only go back to the mortal world if your Hikaries truly need you. After all that is why you were plucked from death the first time." "Huh? But they didn't need us. Sure Yugi needed a friend and a confidence boost but I'm sure he could have gotten that himself eventually. And Ryo would probably have been better off if he'd never met Bakura. And it probably would have been much safer for everyone had Malik never met Marik." Atem shivered but Seth shook his head. "When the rest of the world was in danger of the shadow games taking over again, so were they. Thats what she means. But now they have to truly and wholly want and need you three back in their lives. Thats the only way. If that happens, you can go back. And since the Millennium Items have been destroyed, you three would have your own bodies." "Really? Wow! Thank you Seth! And tell Isis thank you for me!" Much to Seth's surprise, Atem hugged him quickly before running off to tell the other once spirits that they might have a chance of going back to their Hikari's. "He's spent way to much time in the mortal realm." Set shook his head and began to walk back to the palace to tell Isis that he'd delivered her message.
"They have to WANT us to come back?" Bakura screeched when Atem told him what Seth had told him that Isis had said. "Oh well good luck to you guys." He said, standing up. "Cause there is no way Ryou would ever want to see me again." He started to walk away, shaking his head at the idea that Ryo could ever want him to come back. "Oh no you don't!" Marik said, catching him by the arm and swinging him back around. "You know Isis is not one to give hope where there is none, so there's got to be some reason that Ryo would want you back or else she wouldn't have told us there was a chance." Bakura sat back down. "But what the hell are we supposed to do then? We don't have anything we can do? Are we just supposed to sit back and pray? Who the hell are we supposed to pray to? The gods already know about this and according to Isis, there's nothing they can do." Atem, or as the he'd insisted on being called now, Yami put his hands flat on the table. "I have an idea. It's going to sound crazy but it's probably the only thing we could try." Marik leaned forward. "Then tell us." "Well, a couple of days ago, I felt something come through the little area of my mind that used to connect me to Yugi when we were together. So my theory is, maybe, even though we've been separated, we can still send and sense strong emotions. So that's what we've got to try. Find the strongest emotion you can muster, preferably a good emotion," He said pointedly, looking at Bakura and Marik, who had everyones favorite evil smirk on his face and glint in his eye. Bakura made a face and Marik tried to feign an innocent expression, which was almost comical, and Yami continued. "Just push it as hard as possible through whatever it is that blocks us from getting to our Hikaries. And if after a while, good emotions don't work, try bad ones." he looked at Bakura, who's glint and grin were back in place. "But not those ones!" The grin died but not the glint. Yami shuddered and Marik giggled maniacally.
"Hey Yugi, are you alright?" Tea asked, poking Yugi in the side, trying to get his attention. "Yugi!" She called when Yugi didn't respond and still had the look of surprised horror and hope frozen on his face. (horror that he's going crazy, hope that he's not) "Yugi! Guys!" Ryo called running towards Yugi, Tea, Duke, Tristan, and Joey. "Yugi, did you feel it too?" He panted, the same look on his face as the one on Yugi's. Yugi nodded slowly. "Uh guys, feel like cluing us in here?" Joey asked. But they didn't seem to hear him. Wide smiles grew on both boys faces. "If this is what we think it is, we'll tell you!" Yugi called as he and Ryo rushed away to tell Malik and see if he'd felt it too. They didn't know what they'd felt, but they knew it was something connected to their Yamis. It had to be. There was no way it could have been anyone else, because that part of their minds had always been reserved for their mind link with their Yamis. Ryo called Malik for him to meet them at the library. They got there about ten minuets before he did so they checked into the private room. But they were to anxious to sit still so they ended up pacing the room, back and forth, in opposing paths. When Malik finally came in, they looked at him hopefully, silently begging any gods listening that what'd happen to them had happened to him. "Well? Did you feel it?" Yugi asked running over to him from the other side of the room. "That depends. What did you feel?" He asked. "I felt overwhelming hope. Like when we would finally figure out how to win a duel. What did you feel?" Malik looked down. "I felt a rush, almost like the way we used to feel whenever a plan succeeded." They looked over at Ryo, who hadn't said anything so far. "Ryo? What about you? What'd you feel?" Yugi asked. Ryo looked up, his face brighter than a stoplight. "Well, uh...think about...the kind of person...he was. Because I can not say it out loud." Yugi and Malik looked at each other, not sure where Ryo was going with this. "Uh, pain?" Malik asked, probably being the best person to guess since his Yami was about as maniacal as Bakura was. Ryo shook his head. "No." His face got even redder, if that was humanly possible. Then it clicked for them. "Oooooooh," they said. Yugi coughed, his face going about as red as Ryo's. Malik looked down, his bronze cheeks also tinted with a bright red. "Well, I think...that is enough proof that it wasn't madness that happened, but something with them." Yugi said to change the subject. Malik nodded. "Definitely. So what do we do?" Yugi shrugged. "Send them good vibes I guess. Or at least, in Ryo's case, extreme embarrassment." He looked at Ryo out of the corner of his eye. "Oh if I know that devil haired bastard, and I know that devil haired bastard, he's probably laughing his ass off right now at my expense."
And at the moment, that's exactly what Bakura was doing. "Oh what I would give to have seen the twerps face!" Bakura giggled maniacally. Yami pinched the bridge of his nose, a habit picked up subconsciously from Kiaba of all people. "Do I even want to know what you did?" He asked rhetorically. Bakura just continued laughing and Marik eventually joined in. 'I am working with morons.' Yami thought to himself. Suddenly, he heard a nock. "Come in!" He called. A young woman, looking about 25 (but looks can be deceiving) came into the room. She had long black hair tipped in gold, wide amber eyes lined in black, and was dressed in the traditional Egyptian Queen attire. But her most outstanding features were the two red, blue, green, and gold wings sprouting from her arms. She was the goddess Isis. The other three in the room dropped to their knees in front of her. She waved her hand, signaling they could stand. As they did so, she spoke. "Atem, Bakura, Marik. It is time." She turned to leave, signaling for them to follow her. For a moment the three just stood there. Isis noticed this. "Well? Come on. Your Hikaries are waiting for you." At the mention of their Hikaries, the three soon to be mortals jolted into motion. "You...you mean we can go back?" Yami asked. Isis nodded. "I have assigned someone to guide you back to the mortal world. Its time you three went home." She led them through the house and out to the square, where everyone they'd known back in Ancient Egypt had gathered to say goodbye. As they said good bye, Seth said with a glint in his eye. "Tell Joey I said hi." Yami smirked. 'I bet Kiaba will just loooove that." He nodded and continued his good byes. They were teary on some peoples parts, but not Yami's, Bakura's or Marik's. They couldn't stop grinning. They were finally going back home to their Hikaries. It took every ounce of Yami's self control not to jump up in the air and shout for joy. Marik felt like turning cartwheels and even Bakura had to fight the urge to run around screaming "I'm going home to Ryo! Can you believe it!" Once all the good byes had been said, Isis stepped forward with a small girl. She looked to be about 16 but was no taller than Yugi at that age. Her bright red hair was cropped short in a spiky bob that stood out in odd angles from her sharp features and brought out her emerald green eyes. She wore a black tube top and camouflage cargo pants. There was an orange and blue bobble hanging from her pointed ears that caught the light. Isis introduced her. "This is Rosemalia. She'll be your guide back to the world of the living."
The girl stuck out her hand to Yami, Bakura, and Marik in turn. "Rose." She said with a slight Cheapside accent. "Now lemme see if I kin git this right. You," She pointed at Yami. "are Pharaoh Atem, otha' wise known as Yami, and are Yugi Mouto's darkness. You once inhabited the Millennium Puzzle and were released when Yugi solved it, putting the 3,000 year old puzzle back together...twice. Once when he first got it, and again when it was smashed by Bandit Keith while under this idiot's," She pointed her thumb at Marik, "control." Yami looked stunned by how much she knew. She swung her finger around to point at Bakura. "You are Thief King Bakura, otha' wise known as Bakura, and are Ryo Bakura's darkness. You once inhabited the Millennium Ring and made poor Ryo's life a living hell. Yet he still somehow wants you back..." She trailed off, and Bakura shrugged, the same smile still on his face. Shaking her head, she pointed at Marik. "And you...'onestly I don't know how you qualify as an Ancient Egyptian, but what matter. You are Yami Malik, otha' wise known as Marik, and are the embodiment of all the hate and anger Malik Ishtar felt. You were given the power to take over him and gain a spirit form through the power of the Millennium Rod. I personally believe your hair is the craziest out of the three, and thats saying something since fluffy over there," She jabbed her thumb at Bakura, "Looks like he's got devil horns sproutin' from his head." Bakura stuck his tongue out at her. "And Yami's hair defies gravity and is three colours, one of which you don't normally see." Marik scoffed. "Why does everyone keep saying that?" He glared at the other two. The held their hands up defensively and shook their heads. Rose grinned.
"Alright you three. Time to get goin'. Its been half a year since you saw your other halves, and we don't wanna keep 'em any longa' now do we?" She motioned them into a crudely drawn chalk circle. "Oi! Keep clear of the circle! Thank you!" She called to the other deceased. She grasped at a crescent moon and star pendant on a white shell necklace she wore around her neck and tapped her orange converse sheathed foot three times on the ground before there was a flash of black light, and they were gone.
~Domino City~ (but still with everyone's favourite Egyptians)
They reappeared across the street from the Kame game shop under a tree. It was pouring. "Oh great, water falling from the sky!" Bakura growled. "Just as I was getting used to it not raining in Egypt!" Rose rolled her eyes. "Oh quit yer complainin' Bakura! Be grateful I put ya in modern day clothes instead of leaving you in ya Egypt attire." And it was true. They were all dressed in modern clothing. Yami was in his usual leather shirt and pants set, the leather collars once again belted around his neck and wrists. He wore double belts around his hips and an eye of Ra amulet and the cartouche with his name carved on it swinging from a golden chain around his neck. He was also wearing new boots. He looked at Rose and arched a delicate eyebrow. "Your old ones looked worn out." She said shrugging. Bakura was dressed in a white and blue stripped shirt, one he'd worn many times, and a pair of black leather pants and had a black leather jacket on. "Why must you idiots look so damn good in leather?" Rose demanded rhetorically. Marik was dressed in a black tank top, khaki cargo pants, and brown leather hiking boots. He was also wearing the purple cloak he wore last time he wore modern clothes. Rose shrugged apologetically. "I couldn't resist." She said, not sounding at all sorry.
Bakura looked at Yami, staring anxiously over at the game shop. He still had the tan skin anyone got after living under Egypt's blazing sun. Marik too. He looked at his own hand and started. "Rose, why the hell am I white as chalk again?" He demanded of the small girl. She looked up from a small device in her hand and looked him up and down. "Cause I think you look better white than tan." She stated simply, as if it were the most obvious thing in the universe. "Grrr..." he growled, but Rose interrupted him. "Alrighty boys. According to Isis, I need to get you boys ready for what you'll encounter inside." This immediately alarmed the three Yamis. "What do you mean prepare us?" Bakura roared. "Did something happen to someone?" Marik asked. Yami said nothing, but from the haunted look in his eyes, it looked like his heart was breaking just contemplating her words. "Other than three very depressed and heart broken Hikaries, Kiaba hanging out more than he feels comfortable with but sticking it out because of Mokuba and Joey, and a group of very worried friends, nothing's wrong. And besides, most of those are about to be righted very, very soon. By preparing you for what you're about to encounter inside, I mean filling you in on all that has happened since you left. And laying down the rules for your new bodies." The three dark teens (yes they are still teens in my book 19 to be exact) expressions cleared almost immediately.
"Okay heres what you three have missed. Yugi, Ryou, Malik, Tristan, Duke, Joey, and Tea have all started college. You can ask them about their majors later. Mokuba really likes hanging out with everyone and has been dragging Seto along with him. He's been doing it under the guile that he wants his brother to be there too, but he and Serenity have been secretly plotting to get him and Joey together." Bakura snickered. "Speaking of Serenity, she turned down both Duke and Tristan and is now living with Tea. Something about her mother getting remarried and her not liking the new guy. Duke and Tristan have developed feelings for each other after being turned down by Serenity but are to stubborn to see it and admit that they like each other. You know, same old same old. Lets see...I think thats about it for current events..." She trailed off. Yami spoke up. "You said that the Hikaries were depressed and heartbroken?" Rose nodded. "Yes but I'm sure they'd rather I left that for them to explain the reasons behind that." Yami looked disappointed but nodded. "M'kay, now for the rules to your new bodies. You three do still have your shadow powers." Marik and Bakura perked up at this. "But they are limited to casting illusions and sending small inanimate objects to the shadow realm!" Bakura grimaced. "You also now officially exist in this world. Consider it a gift from me. You have false identities now. You two," She pointed at Yami and Marik, "are from Egypt and your fake names are Yamir Atemu and Marik Hassan (easy way out. I couldn't think of anything else). You, Bakura," She pointed to him next, "Are from Brittan, like Ryo. Your fake name is Bakura Foster." An eyebrow rose to meet his hairline. "Foster?" Rose stuck her tongue out at him. "I couldn't think of anything okay? Anyway, you'll find a full set of papers and other info in your respective rooms once all this craziness is done. Okay, I think that's it." She thought about it for a minuet before shrugging. "Well, if I think of anything else, I'll pop in again and let you know. Hopefully before you discover it for yourselves." She grinned at the slightly scared teens. And it was a grin that gave you a worse feeling in the pit of your stomach than Yami's smirk when you were dueling him, Bakura's crazy grin when he holds a knife, Marik's expression when he's got you staring down the barrel of a semi-automatic gun, a patented Seto Kiaba death glare, and a Duke pretty boy evil eye all put together.
"Alrighty boys, lets get it started." And she skipped out into the pouring night. The rain seemed to pass right through her. He hair did not droop, her camouflage pants did not sag from the weight of the water, her shoes still kicked up rain but never darkened a shade. "Come on boys! You won't get wet tonight, I promise you. Isis and Seth made it very clear to me that you were to be in perfect condition when reunited with your Hikaries." She sloshed away, kicking up water and splashing like a little kid in a wading pool. Yami was the first to follow her, eager to see Yugi again and not caring about his clothes anyway. And then, with a shrug and a few mutters of "She's more of a fairy than Ryo any day.", Bakura and Marik crossed the street.
(Yugi, Ryo, and Malik time!)
Yugi fidgeted. He'd been fidgeting all day. And it wasn't just fidgeting. It was full blown paranoia. Yugi kept hearing what sounded like Yami calling his name, kept looking over his shoulder, and jumped at small noises. He wanted to just tear his hair out! It felt like something big and terrific and impossible and to good to hope for was going to happen. The obvious answer, he didn't even want to hope for. He knew that if the day ended without it happening, he'd lose all hope. He'd settled down when his friends had started turning up to hang out. He looked around the room, looking at all the people he'd grown close to over the four, almost five now, years since he'd first unlocked the mystery of the Millennium Puzzle.
Tea was currently trouncing Joey at DDR. She really should go easy on him, but she knew about Serenity and Mokuba's plan to get him and Seto together and knew that the way Joey was swinging his hips trying to keep up with her would undoubtedly get Seto's attention. And from the look on Seto's face, it was. He was leaning against the wall, face tinted pink, something that would scare most people shitless, and trying to look anywhere but Joey's swaying ass. Mokuba and Serenity were sitting in the opposite corner, talking about school, but watching their brother's out of the corners of their eyes. They were giggling at the strained look on Seto's face and the clumsy way Joey was doing what passed for dancing. Duke had brought the table version of his game, Dungeon Dice Monsters, and was sitting at the coffee table with Tristan, trying to teach the latter how to play. And not doing a very good job of it. Yugi shook his head. No progress on that relationship front apparently. Then his eyes fell on the only other people that didn't seem to be enjoying themselves at all. His fellow Hikaries, Ryo Bakura and Malik Ishtar. They were sitting like he was. Back ramrod straight except when they tried to relax but just ended up shifting position and fidgeting even more. They looked like they wanted to be up and doing, but weren't quite sure what to get up and do. Then, someone knocked on the door. Yugi, Ryo, and Malik all jumped like their seats were suddenly white hot, and raced for the door, half sliding in their besocked feet. But when they got there, the three teens paused. Why had they been so excited to answer the door. They didn't even know who was out there. Didn't they? After putting it off for as long as possible, Yugi reached forward and pushed the door open. What they saw, made their hearts stop beating.
(5 min. ago with Yami, Bakura, and Marik)
Once Rose had the boys organized the way she wanted them, Bakura then Yami then Marik just inside the bright yellow glow cast by the porch light, she skipped, yes skipped, up to the door. But before she nocked on it, she turned to the boys and said, "It has been such an honor to be a part of this. When Yami left, signaling the end of everything most people had lived off of like air, it felt like the world was crumbling. But now I'm here, helping you guys fix things that went wrong in the past. I feel like I'm gonna cry. Ever since I was 6, you three and everyone in there," She motioned to the store. "have been my role models." Her eyes misted over slightly. "You've known about us since you were six?" Bakura asked. "Yup. You guys are a big sensation where I come from. But this isn't about me. This is about you three and finally seeing your other halves after half a year apart! Are you three ready for this?" They didn't answer, but by the eager looks on their faces, she knew. They were ready. 'Well they'd better damn well be at least.' She thought to herself before she turned and knocked three times on the door. They heard the pounding of feet and the swish of those same feet sliding in socks to the door. When the sounds paused, Rose melted into the shadows. If you looked hard, you could see her. But no one was looking for her. The only other people on this side of the door were to focused on the door. When the door swung open, she swore she heard six hearts still.
The three Hikaries were clustered together in the doorway, their eyes only for their look alike that stood not two feet away. No one seemed to be breathing. Each heart had begun to beat again, one after the other, but faster. Racing to and from a heart that wanted to burst from its owners chest and join with its perfect match. Their hearts were pushing and pulling them together, yet the six stayed apart. Hikari and Yami, not a yard from the other, yet feeling more apart than ever.
Marik was the first to break. The damn of feelings building in his heart burst and he flung himself into Marik's arms. This person, once only bitter feelings, had grown into something, someone he could love. He could love him because this person selflessly took every burden or nasty feeling off of Malik and made him a better person. And Malik had affected Marik this way too. Malik had given Marik life, had showed him what it meant to be alive and free. Sure, he'd gone a little stir crazy (A LITTLE?) but Malik had stuck with him every time. As their lips met and their bodies intertwined, Marik could suddenly feel the rain hitting him and registered that they'd hit the wet ground. But he barely noticed. Instead, he felt something click inside him. Something that had been missing and only just now returned to him. And that something was his other half, Malik Ishtar.
Ryo went next, barely half a minuet after Malik. He barely comprehended what he was doing, acting only on instinct. And instinct was telling him that he had to get to Bakura as fast as possible, before he disappeared. But something in him told him Bakura wouldn't be leaving any time soon. But that fell on deaf ears. Nothing, not even his own mind, could stop Ryo now. He hit Bakura at full force, and as meager as that was, especially compared to Bakura, they still found themselves joining Marik and Malik on the pavement. And they couldn't be happier. Ryo knew now, and would never even contemplate thinking otherwise ever again, that he was in love with his darker other half. His psycotic, disturbed, freaky Baky-chan that was kind (gaspeth! Bakura...kind? IMMPOSSIBLE!) to his little lightness. Yes, Ryo loved him. Was in love with him. Wanted to have his babies! However you sliced it, you always came to the same conclusion. And from the urgent way Bakura was kissing Ryo back, Ryo knew, far beyond the reaches of any shadows of doubt, that Bakura loved him back. And as they lay there, Bakura felt something click inside him. Something that had been missing and only just now returned to him. And that something was his other half, Ryo Bakura.
Yugi was the last to allow his feet to bring him closer to Yami. But perhaps 'allow' is the wrong word. More like he snapped like a twig and his legs simply followed a subconscious thought that pulled him to his other half. But Yugi didn't care to know what had made him move forward and slam into his darkness. He didn't care that they were now plummeting to the earth to join their friends. He was on cloud nine. In heaven. Flying through the air on wings of light and rainbows. (*gigglesnort*) He felt his mouth connect with Yami's and his body was on fire. Swallowed by the soft, comforting darkness that had always come to him whenever he was alone with his other half and closed his eyes. He felt like a nuclear warhead could drop right then and there and he wouldn't even notice. And Yami felt himself suddenly enveloped by the blinding brilliancy that was his little light, his partner, his Aibou. Nothing could compare to the feeling of Yugi on top of him, the two of them kissing in the rain. Yugi's taste was like nectar, the feel of him in Yami's arms the most comfortable thing he'd ever felt. Yugi fit in his arms perfectly. They had been sculpted for him after all. And just then, Yami felt something click inside him. Something that had been missing and only just now returned to him. And that something was his other half, Yugi Mouto.
Life could wait for these three reunited pairs to come back from where ever they'd gone. It would have to, because they didn't feel like coming back anytime soon. Life and friends and family could wait. This...this could not.
WHEW! THAT TOOK WAY TO DAMN LONG! Finally, after 5 months of working on this, it is finally done! Twice. I had to write this damned thing twice! The first time I completed it, it wouldn't let me save. This time, It had better save or else my computer IS GOIN OUT THE WINDOW TONIGHT! Well I hope you like it! Now you know the basis for most of my stories about any and all couples mentioned in this, unless otherwise noted. Consider this the first chapter in a full blown story, except the chapters will be in no fully defined order. Okay?
So...didn't you just love the OC? Lol I'm kidding. You don't have to love her. Think of her as me personified and put into the story. Or like the amazing Writers Pen personified cause basically that's what she is. The totally logical reason for illogical stuff happening in my stories. If she gets some good reception, I might just include her in my other stories okay? She wont be paired up with anyone so don't worry. (Is there anyone left anyway!) So yeah, all I'm hoping for is that she can be tolerated... You can also consider her kinda like Cupid. She's gonna help Mokie and Serenity push their brothers together and help with Tristan and Duke and help the only (hopefully) other OC that will make an appearance in this, and that will be Tea's boyfriend.
So please R&R! I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS WAS WORTH WRITING FOR 5 MONTHS OR IF I JUST WAISTED MY TIME! Thank you and Ja Ne!
p.s. Next few chapters will be up tomorrow! I swear! I've already got em typed up and a few are already on the site!