Chapter Six: Fate of the madmen

Yugi sat in a bed at the hospital, a weak pulse keeping him alive, but in what appeared to be a deep sleep. Sugoroku feared he was in a coma, but the doctors felt he would wake up any minute. Yugi's grandfather also felt like the doctors were keeping something from him.

While pacing in front of his grandson's room, Sugoroku was tapped on the shoulder.

"Are you Mr. Motou?"

"I am, you are?"

"I'm Detective Chee. As you may or may not be aware, you psychiatrist is being sued for malpractice."

Sugoroku gasped. "You're kidding, right?"

"No. We were told that he gave you a medication for your grandson to get ride of a split personality. Is this correct?"

"Yes."

"This drug is dangerous, and can harm your grandson. We were wondering if you would like to join the lawsuit. You can get back to me at this number." He handed Sugoroku a card and walked away, telling the old man how sorry he was for him.

"I can't believe it," he whispered to himself. "It seems so impossible. He was supposed to go to school as a normal kid today, and tell Jounochi the good news. How... how can this be?" he sat down on a chair.

A nurse went over to him. "Mr. Motou. Yugi's awake."

"Thank God!" he replied.

"Um, Mr. Motou, there's something w-"

He interrupted her, "- I don't care what's up with him, I want to see my grandson!" He burst into the room. "Yugi, hi!"

"I can't believe it. You really are here!" Yugi exclaimed.

"That's right, I came here just for you, how are you feeling?"

"I missed you so much!"

"You've... missed me?"

"They told me I'd never see you again! They told me you were dead, but you weren't!"

"Oh, God," Sugoroku said, feeling sick. "It can't be."

"Oh, Yami, you're okay!"

Yugi's grandpa visibly paled and turned to the doctor. "His split personality is back?"

"Well, actually, he's not responding to us. It's like he doesn't see of hear us anymore."

"What do you mean."

"He won't respond to voice or vision. He slinks away from touch. He completely engrossed in a fantasy world. He has no ties to reality. I'm so sorry Mr. Motou."

"So then... I'll have to put him in an institution?" he asked.

"That would be ideal."

The next day, Yugi was transported from the hospital to an asylum, where he was placed only a few doors down from Ryou Bakura, who could be heard screaming in terror and, more oddly, pleasure at different hours of the day. Yugi was surrounded by those how had lost their mind completely. All of them living in fantasy worlds that would never be penetrated.

Months later Dr. Aku Tenoh's case went trial and his medical license was revoked, but he was let off on a technicality, because he wasn't read his rights properly or completely. He was said to have moved up north where people haven't heard the news about his trial or his malpractice.

And on the day that the doctor was freed, Yugi Motou sat alone in a room, padded from ceiling to floor. His grandfather peered in through a window on the door. He was about to go in, when he saw Yugi begin to rock slowly in the corner he was sitting at.

"I've caused you enough pain in your life," he said. "I have paid for it, Yugi. You said I would and I did. You lost Yami at first, and I've lost you. I AM such a fool..." he sighed heavily and walked away from the cell, motioning to the attendant that he wasn't going in. She put away her keys and returned to her desk.

Yugi continued to sit quietly, but he seemed to be thinking. Well, at least he appeared to be in deep thought.

He stood up suddenly. "I told you," he said, "I told you we'd never be apart."

The End.

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Jinu