Introduction

Yugi hovered over the body, crippled, pale and once and for all, dead.

"Yug, he's dead. Back off." Joey pushed him away. An uneasy feeling filled him. His friend, the small, mere, Yugi, a killer?

He lay dead, puddles of blood surrounding his corpse. All though closed, his eyes seemed to stare at Yugi, mocking him. He had finally gone over the edge and he was his victim.

"Yugi, why?" Tea backed away, her hand cupped over her mouth, while she tried to hold back tears.

Yugi looked up at her, his eyes wide with pain. "Tea, I didn't mean to..." He reached his hand out to her, but Tea pulled away.

"No, don't touch me! You're not Yugi!"

"Calm down, Tea." Tristan comforted her as he looked coldly at Yugi. Slowly, he backed away, leading Tea with him.

"Joey, you believe me, don't you?" Yugi looked to find comfort in his best friend.

"Yug, to tell ya the truth, I don't know anymore." Joey backed away as well.

So, Yugi was alone. Standing beside the bloody body of his fallen foe, Bakura.

"Yugi, I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me."

"Yami, you promised that we'd do things my way, but, you lied." Yugi hid his face under a veil of fresh tears. "I thought I could trust you."

"You can trust me, Yugi. I was only protecting you. When he lunged at you, I had no choice but to protect you and the puzzle."

"Is that all you care about, the puzzle? You never cared about me! And now, I lost it all... my friends... everything... because of you." Yugi ripped the puzzle from his neck, held it up as high as he could, and smashed the puzzle on the floor of the dimly lit room. In that instant, Yami was banished, gone forever by the hands of a quiet, yet tormented child.