"Hello Aibou."
"Aah!" Yugi gave a startled yelp and fell out of his chair.
"Mr. Motou, if you're finished, could you go back to your seat and stay there?" the teacher said, now quite irritated. The class snickered as Yugi picked himself up off the floor and returned to his seat. "Yami, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING HERE IN SCHOOL?!" an annoyed Yugi asked his other self a little more loudly than he intended to. The teacher looked up from his book again, "Mr. Motou, you have been warned. If you go out of line one more time, you will be writing lines on the chalkboard after school." Poor Yugi knew that if he went as far as putting even a toe over the line, he knew his mom was going to kill him. Yugi kept his mouth shut all the way through the rest of the school day, although, he would glare at Yami from time to time.
***
Yugi, now pretty steamed, was walking briskly home. Yami, who had longer legs, easily caught up to Yugi, and fell into step beside him. Yugi stopped dead in his tracks, turned around, and slapped Yami in the face as hard as he could. Yami, who was used to Yugi's cheerful and kind manner, was stunned and hurt at his partner's actions.
"Aibou, what's the matter? Did I do something wrong?" Yami asked, although he knew very well he did.
"Yes Yami, you did," Yugi said tears welling up in his eyes, "YOU'RE RUINING MY LIFE!!!!"
Yami was shocked, and saw his world shatter to pieces. A lump was forming in his throat and tears were falling down his cheeks. Yugi was in an even worse condition, and was sobbing uncontrollably. Yugi, feeling deep regret and guilt about what he had just said, ran into his other's arms, and sobbed on Yami's shoulder.
"I-I-I-I'm s-s-sorry Y-Yami. Y-Y-You're n-not r-ruining m-m-my l- life. I-I-I j-just c-couldn't c-control m-m-myself. I am so s-sorry. I didn't m-mean i-it. I.."
"It's okay Aibou. I know you didn't mean to. I know, I know," Yami said through sobs, trying to comfort his other self.
***
It was raining when the two high-school students got home. Their sobs had subsided, but they still choked-up when they spoke. They put their sopping wet clothes in a pile in the kitchen and changed into a fresh pair.
Yugi's mother, noticing two pairs of clothes in the kitchen called upstairs, "Yugi, are you going to introduce me to the friend you brought over?"
Yugi and Yami looked at each other.
"Well, there's no sense in going back into your soul room. Once Mom puts her mind to something, nothing can stop her. Plus, if I only come down, she'll get suspisous and think I stole some other kid's school uniform," said Yugi when Yami gave him a hesitant look.
"I guess your right Aibou. She's bound to find out sooner or later," Yami replied as they walked downstairs.
***
"Uh, Mom, this is Yami, a new student at our school, and he's an expert on Duel Monsters," Yugi introduced his friend nervously.
"Well that figures, but why do you two look so much alike? I don't remember having twins," Yugi's mother said, eyebrows raised.
"Because I've been trapped in the Millennium Puzzle for 3,000 years and I'm using Yugi for a host body until I can get my memory back, and- mmmgh!" Yugi had put a hand over Yami's mouth to keep him from saying anything more.
"Uh, um, he has an over-reactive imagination and he gets carried away at times. Eh-heh-heh," Yugi quickly said, trying to cover up the truth to what Yami had said.
"I MO MOT HAVE AM MOVER-MEACTIVE IMAGIMATIOM!" Yami said, struggling to remove Yugi's hand.
Yugi's mom gave them a quizzical look.
"MUGI, I CAM'T BREATHE! MLEASE MEMOVE MOUR HAMD!"
"Oops! Sorry Yami," Yugi said, quickly removing his hand before Yami could bite it.
Yugi's mom gave an exasperated sigh, and shook her head, "Are you two going to have dinner today, or what?"