Author's Notes: Well here's my final chapter. I am writing a new fic that'll take place in Ancient Egypt and Bakura and Téa will be the main coupling as always. Keep an eye out for it. It'll be up tonight or tomorrow. I wrote the chapter earlier. Thanks so much for all of your reviews. And after my next to fics, I will begin the sequels. So look forward to them! But, I'm not sure which one to make first. I have three to choose from.
Special thanks to Tasha for her wonderful and encouraging reviews and a big thanks to everyone else for helping me want to continue and not give up on my stories.
Thanks! Lot's of love!
The Purpose of the Items
The party was going really well. Everyone had gotten over the shock of discovering Bakura and Téa were officially an item and were now dancing and having a great time.
"So, are you doing alright, Yami?" Yugi asked the quiet Egyptian boy.
"I'm fine, Yugi. I'm really happy for Téa. It's funny, at first I couldn't stand the thought of her with anyone but me, yet after I saw how happy she was with Bakura, I knew I was being selfish. I really want her to be happy, she deserves it after everything she'd been through. I just never thought it would be the former thief and spirit of the ring." He laughed at the thought. "No, I've never seen her happier Yugi, and that's what matters." He pulled out his duelling deck. "Let's duel!"
Yugi laughed and pulled out his deck too. "You're on!"
Bakura and Téa were seated on the couch, blushing to the roots of their hair. Mai had really made a mess of things this time.
"Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Téa whispered into Bakura's ear.
Bakura nodded. "Let's get her!"
They both stood up and eased their way over to the stereo.
Téa pulled the plug on the stereo and they both shouted at the top of their lungs. "MAI KISSED JOEY ON THE LIPS YESTERDAY!!!"
The entire room froze. Mai went bright red and Joey tripped on the rug and went crashing to the ground, sending plates smashing everywhere.
Bakura and Téa high-fived.
Joey and Mai looked at each other, blushing. Joey was still on the floor with the scattered plates and Mai was frozen in her place near the kitchen.
Serenity was giggling as she helped her brother up. "Joey, you should have told me you had a thing for her." She teased.
Joey went beat-red. "Serenity … shut up …"
Ishizu walked over to the stereo and plugged it back in. "Enough of that." She selected some slow music. "Ok, you lovebirds. Let's see you out on the dance floor!" She reached over and pulled Kaiba into her arms. He blushed brightly, which made everyone laugh. Ishizu looked up at him and winked. They began to glide around the floor gracefully.
Tristan looked shyly over at Serenity. "Would you, uh … like to dance, Serenity?"
Serenity blushed and reached over to him, but yelped when she felt someone pull her into their arms and begin spinning her around. "DUKE!!!" She shouted.
"I'll prove I'm better then Tristan! Just give me a chance! Serenity I –
Serenity watched as Duke's eyes rolled to the back of his head and he collapsed on the floor. She looked up and saw Tristan whistling and twirling a frying pan around in his hand. She wrapped her arms around him and pulled him toward the floor Ishizu and Kaiba were dancing on. The joined them.
Joey cleaned up the smashed plates, but stopped abruptly when he saw Mai bend over and reach out to him. He took her hand in his and stood up. They looked into each other's eyes. Joey wrapped one arm around Mai's waist and cupped her cheek with his other hand. He pulled her close to him and kissed her deeply.
Mai almost swooned. She kissed back and then pulled away and placed her hands in his. They began to dance to the music.
Téa smiled at the beautiful scene before her. She felt a tap on her shoulder and jumped. Her eyes widened and she turned to face Bakura. She giggled when she saw a light red tinge on his cheeks.
Bakura pulled her face close to his and kissed her softly on the lips. "Would the lady care for a dance?" He whispered into her ear as he wrapped his arms around her waist from behind. His kisses trailed down her neck.
Téa giggled. "I would love too, my dark angel." She pulled back, turned around and wrapped her arms around his neck.
They danced slowly, never taking their eyes off of each other.
"Téa, thank you for being there for me and helping me. I doubt I would have ever seen anything worth living for if it weren't for you. You helped me see beyond appearances, put my past behind me and … you taught me to love." He kissed her lips. "I love you."
Téa smiled. "You're welcome for everything Bakura. I'll always be there for you. But I think we both have Ryou to thank for all of this." She winked.
Ryou was innocently walking by when they pounced on him. "What do you want?" He freaked out thinking he was being robbed.
Téa laughed. "Just thanking you for everything." She gave him a tiny peck on the lips.
Ryou went scarlet red.
Bakura smiled at him. "Ryou, thanks for everything. I really haven't been the nicest of guests, but I hope you'll give me a chance."
Ryou, who was still recovering from the kiss nodded. "Bakura, I know what you were going through. I wouldn't have given up on you. Even after a few less err, friendly moments. Your house is my house."
"Thanks." Bakura said as he gave the boy a hug.
"Now go dance with your girl, eh?" Ryou teased as he shoved Bakura into Téa's arms.
Bakura pulled Téa into a warm embrace. "Shall we?"
Téa smiled. "Lets!"
They slowly glided around the dance floor with the other couples, letting the music carry them away. Until …
Duke started to chase Tristan around the house, swinging a kendo stick and shouting like Tarzan. Serenity was covering her eyes and laughing. Mokuba shook his head while he munched on some chips, hoping if he ever dated, he would never have to go through this. Joey and Serenity's mothers was waving a frying pan around and yelling at the boys to behave themselves. Yami and Yugi were ignoring the fight and playing a game of Duel Monsters. Solomon was downing some spiked punch and Marik was laying down on the loveseat, reading a comic book. Ryou was watching TV and oblivious to everything around him.
All seemed well or as well as it could be in Domino City.
Deep in Egypt in the Pharaoh's Tomb, Shadi guarded the items. A light began to shine from them and soon one by one they started to vanish. "What in the world?" He gaped as the items rose out of the coffin and spun in circles before disappearing a flash of light. He smirked. "It seems the Millennium Items have finally fulfilled their purpose. The same purpose they had five thousand years ago. To make peace for all and to help people … learn to live again …