Princess Strawberry: Well, I'd say it's about time I started on my sequel for "Peaches and Chocolate". ^^;; *looks sheepish* Yesh, I know, I haven't updated in a long time, but how do you expect me to type when I have school work to keep up as well? Huh? Huh? *scares readers away*

Yami Strawberry: --; Someone's a bit off right now. And...she'd like to take the time to thank some people for putting her on their "Favourite Authors" list: Guardian-381, Miss Behaving, Koi, Harathina, Laina, Dark Cherry, BlackFire, and ZeZe.

Yuugi: So, without further interruption, let the sequel begin! And mind you, it might be a very boring chapter 1...and we're using their Japanese names. I trust you know what they are.

Disclaimer: Dun own Yu-Gi-Oh!. Now stop asking me before I clobber you. .

~*~ "Speaking"

'Thinking'

/Yugi speaking telepathically to Yami/

//Yami speaking telepathically to Yugi//

\Ryou speaking telepathically to Bakura\

\\ Bakura speaking telepathically to Ryou\\

((Us interrupting you for a few seconds))

Love Me Forever

Chapter 1: Two Years Later

Yami sighed and kicked a pebble that was currently in his way. He watched the pebble roll down the sidewalk and stopped dead in front of a crack. Yami sighed again. He and his aibou, Yuugi, had just gotten into an arguement about whose turn it was to do the dishes. So now, here he was, once Pharaoh, named King of Games, strolling down the cemented road, trying to figure out what went wrong, and in the meantime, trying to get rid of nasty thoughts about what he and Yugi could be doing right now.

The park came into view, and Yami plopped down on a wooden bench. The spring breeze blew, and the leaves rustled, leaving the dark spirit in the shade of a particularly large oak tree. He watched two birds in the tree, singing and chirping softly, comfortably snuggled up to each other. Yami looked wistfully at the happy lovers.

It was exactly 2 years ago that the dark and light had confessed to each other. And it was all Anzu and Téa's fault. But then again, if it hadn't been for them, he would never have plucked up enough courage to admit his feelings to Yugi. So, their evil deeds, balanced out with his best wish.

He looked up at the clear blue sky. Perfect, sunny, no clouds to block out the cheery beauty of nature God had created for them.

Perfect...

Just like his aibou.

Yami shook his head. No matter what he did, what he tried, he just couldn't get Yuugi out of his head. Everything reminded him about his light - his smile that lit up everyone's faces just like the sun, his cheerful aura surrounding him like a shield of happiness that everyone else can't help but laugh and smile at, and just...everything.

There was something magical about Yuugi. Even a small gesture, like a hug, was cherished deeply by the Millennium Puzzle's spirit's mind...

And heart.

Every moment they spent together, alone. Yuugi didn't know it when he first solved the golden puzzle, but he held the fate of the Pharaoh's heart in his hands.

And now, after fifteen years of sharing a bond with the boy, Yami was head over heels, hopelessly in love with Yuugi.

((~Me: Am I boring you so far? If that's the case, I'll start some dialogues. ^.^))

Yami stretched and stood up. If Yugi truly loved him, then he wouldn't throw Yami out of the house forever. He turned on his heels and ran all the way back to the Turtle Game Shop.

Meanwhile, back at the house, Yuugi was absent-mindedly sorting through the dueling decks for his Grandfather. He couldn't concentrate. Everytime he thought about that morning, or his darker half, his stomach either twisted violently with a sickly feeling, or feel so dizzy that he needed to lie down on the couch. His Grandfather had been very concerned about his health since that morning, and had even gone to the lengths of warning him that if he felt dizzy again, he would have to go see a doctor.

~*FLASHBACK*~

"WWWWWEEEEEEEE!!!!!!" Yuugi bounced up and down on the bed, waking up Yami.

"What time is it?" he asked groggily, trying to rub the sleep off his eyes.

Yuugi giggled. "Nine thirty, silly!"

Yami raised an eyebrow at Yuugi's antics. "Tell me..."

"Tell you what?"

"Did you have sugar this morning?" he peered sternly at Yuugi.

Yuugi looked innocently at Yami's concerned face. "Iie, I haven't had any sugar."

"Then why're you so cheery and hyper this morning?" His eyebrow rose higher, if that was even possible.

"I had Cheerios!" Yuugi jumped on to the ground, pulling a random outfit out of the closet and flung it to his darker half. "Come on, hurry up!"

((~Me: Get it? Cheery? Cheerios? Lol. ^-^;))

Yami groaned at the thought of having a hyper aibou as company all morning. An idea formed slowly in his mind and he smirked inwardly. Perhaps it won't be so bad after all...

"Morning, Jii-chan!" Yuugi chirped as he sat on his seat.

"Good morning to you too, mister," Grandpa smiled, placing a dish of breakfast in front of the boys. "Dig in. And I'll trust the house to your care...I'll be gone for this week." Grandpa frowned slightly as the scene of the messy kitchen replayed in his mind the last time he entrusted the two tri-coloured hair boys to take care of the house.

Yami sweatdropped as he remembered the mess they caused. But then again, it had ended in a night of sweet passion, so he let the memory slide. Yuugi, on the other hand, giggled.

"Don't worry, Jii-chan."

Grandpa ruffled his grandson's hair affectionately. "I'll try not to." He waved good-bye to the both of them as a taxi came to a direct stop in front of their shop.

The two quickly finished their breakfast, eager to spend their day at the park with their friends. Yuugi jumped up from his seat but skidded to halt at the door as Yami called him back.

"Where do you think you're going, mister?"

"Ano...calling Jounouchi and Honda and Ryou to meet us at the park today at 10:30?"

Yami shook his head. "You've forgotten that today is when you do the dishes."

Yuugi pouted. "Couldn't you do that for me? For once? Pleaseee?" His eyes widened and tears rimmed the bottom of his large eyes.

Yami knew those tears were fake, and this time, he's standing firm in his decision. "No, aibou, you're going to do the dishes just like you promised Jii-chan."

"Yami..." Yuugi's eyes widened even more, if possible.

"Iie." Yami closed his eyes, trying to stiffen his decision.

"But..."

"Iie."

"Fine!" Yuugi shouted, real tears cascading down his face. "What kind of koibito are you if you can't even do one little thing for me? Go away, Yami, I don't want to see your face!" Yuugi ran from the kitchen and with an almighty BANG closed his bedroom door.

Yami, overcome with anger, slammed the door to the Turtle Game Shop shut and walked out into the sunny atmosphere. He never noticed a tear-stained face appear at the window, sadly watching his figure go down the road.

~*END OF FLASHBACK*~

The bell to the Game Shop twinkled. Yuugi got up tiredly, stumbling over the many boxes that littered around the floor.

"Can I help-" his words were cut off as Yami enveloped him in a tight hug.

/Yami? Wha-/

//Shh...// Yuugi was shocked to see tears leaking from Yami's usual confident eyes. //Gomen nasai, aibou...gomen nasai...//

Yuugi returned the hug, grateful for the warmth Yami was emitting. /Iie...I should be the one who's sorry. I...shouldn't have yelled at you this morning.../

Yami shook his head, blond bangs flinging in time with his movements. //Iie...it was my fault.//

A moment of silence passed. Yuugi settled comfortably into his Yami's arms.

//Aishiteru.//

Yuugi felt the wave of emotion through their link. So strong. So powerful...

/Aishiteru, Yami./

They walked upstairs together, hand in hand.

But they never noticed the dark cloud that covered up the sun.

~ To be Continued ~

Authoress' Notes:

Princess Strawberry: O.O I so did not write that. *stares at the last sentence of the story* Did you possess me and write that yourself so you can have some credit?

Yami Strawberry: Are you insane!? I'd never do anything to your stories unless you ask me to.

Princess Strawberry: That'd better be the truth.

Yami Strawberry: It is.

Princess Strawberry: Good. ^__^ Read and review, minna-san! *bows*