This is the last chapter! Thanks to all who reviewed and read this right from chapter one!
Yugi knelt down next to Yami. "Yami, we need to get you out of here. This fire is spreading."
Yami smiled. "No, hikari. My time is done. I'm ready to die."
Yugi shook his head. "You may be ready, but have you ever thought of the others? Do really think they want both of us to die, not very far apart, in the same circumstances?"
"I'm your angel. I was sent to protect you, so that's what I'm gonna do."
Yami was feeling dizzy. "Yugi..can't..breathe..smoke..heat"
Yugi watched as Yami slipped into unconsciousness. Then, gently, picked Yami up and soared through the hole in the roof, into the English room. The fire raged below.
The others, waiting outside, grew more worried with each passing moment. No one had seen Yami, or seen any evidence to say that he was alive.
Téa was silent, watching, waiting. Then..
"Téa.." a voice, soft as wind, was calling her.
She snapped out of her trance, startled. That voice..it sounded like Yugi, but no – he was gone..or was he?
"What?" she asked aloud, at the same moment as Joey.
The others (Tristan, Ryou, Bakura, Maï, Seto) stared at the two of them.
"Who're you talking to?" asked Ryou.
"I heard..at least I thought I heard.." Joey looked at Téa. "You know what I'm talking about?"
Téa nodded. "Yeah, I do."
"Téa! Joey! Find me!" It was just a whisper..
"Where?" Téa whispered.
"The side door, near the basketball courts..hurry!"
"Right.." Joey muttered. "Come on!"
He sprinted off down the side of the building, Téa in close pursuit.
"Where are you going?" yelled Maï.
"Let's follow," commented Seto. Seto followed, with Tristan, Ryou, Bakura and Maï close behind.
When they reached their destination, everyone stopped. No one was around. Where was this 'voice'?
"Guys.." it was the same voice, no longer a whisper.
Everyone watched, speechless, as Yugi flew out of the school with Yami in his arms. He landed in front of them, and placed Yami carefully on the ground.
"Yugi.."whispered Ryou. His voice became stronger. "You..you're here!"
"Yes, I am. I've become Yami's angel. He needed saving."
"But we..we never believed him! We never thought.." Seto's voice faded out.
Yugi waved a hand. "Its ok, no one is meant to believe."
"So you're always around?"
"Yeah, usually. But look after him for me anyway, ok guys?"
"I'd better go, Its been wicked to see you all again. Love you guys."
Yugi faded from sight. Everyone was speechless for a while.
"Uh, guys? Maybe some should get an ambulance officer for Yami?" asked Joey.
"I will," said Seto, running off.
Joey knelt next to Yami. "Hey..what are these?" he held up some feathers.
Téa took one and inspected it. "They're Yugi's feathers, from his wings. There's eight of them.."
"For us." Maï said, taking one from Joey.
Yami could hear voices. They sounded dull, and far off.
"Do you think he'll be okay?"
"He'll be fine, once his leg heals."
Yami opened his eyes. The first thing he noted was the whiteness of the room he was in. It had to be a hospital.
The next thing he noticed was everyone was here, Joey, Téa, Tristan, Ryou, Bakura, Seto, even Maï.
"How did I get here?" he asked.
So Joey told him about the voice, and Yugi. "Sorry we didn't believe you."
"It's okay. Did you guys see my journal?"
"No, there's a point. Sorry, but I think it was burned." Said Ryou apologetically.
"Damn. Oh well."
Yami stayed in hospital for a while. His leg was broken, but he'd also had major smoke inhalation, and the heat had caused him major dehydration.
One night, Yami had a dream that Yugi was in his room. Yugi placed something on his bedside table, opened the window and flew out.
The next morning, The window was open, and there was a large envelope on Yami's bedside table. No one was in the room – they would be visiting later. He opened it.
Inside was his Journal, as well as two more. His original journal was a bit blackened, but the pages were all there. The second was empty.
The third had a black cover, with two white wings on it. Yami opened it. Inside, were poems, notes and pictures, all from Yugi. Yami quickly looked through it. On the very back page, in Yugi's handwriting, was a final message.
Dance like no one is watching
Sing like no one is listening
Love like you've never been hurt
Work like you don't need the money
Write like no one will ever read it
Dream like there is no tomorrow
An Angel Will Forever Watch Over
That's all. Oh, and 'Carpe Diem' is 'seize the day' in Latin. Now we all know it!
Thank you if you're reading this – it meant you went right to the end!