Union through Separation

Chapter 18

Disclaimer: I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh!… and maybe that's for the best.

While Yugi escorted Ryou home, Yami escorted Tea home. As predicted, Tea and Yami had quite a lot to discuss.

"So you see," Yami explained somewhat awkwardly, "when I kissed you on the forehead a while back, I think I may have accidentally transferred part of my powers over to you."

Tea felt her forehead. "Now that you mention it, my forehead did feel a bit tingly when you kissed it. But I figured it was just because it was my first kiss."

"Well it looks like there was more to it than just that."

"How do you think this happened?" Tea asked.

Yami blushed a bit. "This may sound a bit silly, but I think that a part of me… cared so much about you that I subconsciously gave you some of my powers so that you could take care of yourself even when I wasn't around."

"I don't think it sounds silly at all. In fact, I think it's cool and kind of romantic that you would do something like that for me, even if it was only subconscious." She smiled. "So this is why Bakura wasn't able to send me to the Shadow Realm before?"

"Yes. And this is also how you were able to perform that amazing transformation during the battle."

"Yeah, I sort of figured that one out on my own. So what happens now?"

"I'm not certain Tea. Since I have no idea how to remove my powers from you, I would say that from now on our lives are forever entangled."

"So what you're saying is," Tea took Yami by the hand, "we're kinda stuck with each other."

Yami nodded and smiled. "In a manner of speaking."

At last they arrived at Tea's house. Tea was about to go inside when she noticed that Yami had this expression on his face as if he wanted to say something else.

"Yami, you look as though you want to say something else," Tea said. (A.N. Hey! Are they doing that thing again where they repeat what I just wrote? I plug to the bitter end!)

Yami took a deep breath before beginning. "Tea… I want you to accept that scholarship from the dance academy."

Tea was surprised to hear that. "What?"

"I want you to—"

"I heard you the first time. Yami, I can't believe you would ask me to do that! I mean, we just finished talking about how are lives are connected now, and all of a sudden you want me to leave?"

"Of course our lives our connected, Tea. You didn't let me finish. You are going to move to New York… and I'm coming with you."

"You are?"

"Yes. I'm certain I can find some sort of employment in New York. The hard part will be figuring out how to break the news to Yugi."

Tea didn't know what to say. "I don't know what to say Yami." (A.N. She's doing it again! This is my last plug, I swear!) "You would really do this?"

"Of course I would, Tea. I want us to be together always because… because I love you."

Tea nearly burst into tears with joy. "Yami… I love you too."

With that, Tea and Yami, standing under the moonlight embraced each other and kissed. It was not an amateur kiss, nor an overtly passionate kiss. But it was a romantic kiss—the kind you would find in any big love scene from a film.

Tea didn't know what the future had in store for her. She had no idea what would come out of living with Yami in New York, or what sort of strange adventures might come from her having part of Yami's power. But at the moment, she couldn't care less.

She and Yami were going to stay together; that was all that mattered to her.

For now.


One month later…

"Where could he be?"

Yugi looked at his watch again. It was getting late and still Yami had not returned from his date with Tea. Yugi figured he probably shouldn't worry too much though. After all, with Yami moving to New York very shortly, he and Tea undoubtedly had a lot of things to talk about.

Yugi sighed. Although he was going to miss his friend Yami, he was happy that the Pharaoh was moving on and starting a life of his own, so to speak. I shouldn't complain, Yugi thought to himself. After all, I'm the one who set them up in the first place!

Eventually, Yugi decided to stop waiting and get some sleep. Later that night, he had a dream. In it, he could see the Dark Magician and the Dark Magician Girl. They looked at him smiling, and gave a slight bow, as if to say, "thank you".

At that moment, Yugi was awoken by the sound of his telephone ringing. He answered. "Hello?"

"Yugi?"

"Yami! Where are you?"

"I'm over at Tea's."

"I thought as much."

"I won't be able to make it back tonight. Tea's parents aren't home, and I've decided to… keep her company for a while."

"Oh, uh, okay." And with that, the conversation was over. Yugi was about to go back to sleep, when it suddenly dawned on him. The dream. Yami's cryptic remark. It all came together.

"Oh… oh, man! Ah jeez!" the spiky haired youth exclaimed. "Oh, great! How am I ever going to get back to sleep with that imagery in my head?"

But even though it was going to cost him some sleep, a part of Yugi remained happy for his friend.

THE END?

Well that's all she wrote, except for the bonus lemon chapter of course! I should have it finished and ready to e-mail sometime before the end of the week. In the meantime, be sure to place your orders within your reviews.

I remind you all that it is a lemon chapter, so don't like lemons or don't know what they are, don't ask for it.

Also, it's come to my attention that some of you think that, because I'm writing a lemon, I am female. Let me set the record straight once and for all: I am a man. I am all man. As for this whole idea that only women write lemons… well, that's just closed-mindedness.

I hope you've enjoyed reading this story as much as I've enjoyed writing it. I don't know when or if I'll write my next one. I sometimes take a long time to come out with anything, unlike those guys at Disney, who at any given moment are working on five or six different projects, even though you wish they weren't.

Toodles.

Dr. Vorlon