A/N: Last of the revised chapters. Next, a new! chapter.
Disclaimer: I do not own Yuugiou. Want proof? Look at my bank account. See? -153.62 dollars. Now really, if I owned it, wouldn't I be like Seto Kaiba?
On to the fic!
Previously, on Yu-gi-oh…
"I put one monster card face down, and end my turn."
Ryou picked a card. "I sacrifice my Giant Soldier of Stone to summon the Summoned Skull!" he cried, "I now end my turn."
Huh? What was he playing at? I had no traps or magic cards laid down. He sounds... nice when he duels… I pinched myself. DUELS! Not Ryou.
"I play this card face down, and end my turn." I grinned.
I played my new card, Mystical Elf, in defense mode. Suddenly, Yami grinned. Obviously his card was good.
"I activate Spellbinding Circle!" he said, with a smirk. I could block him with my facedown card, 7 Tools of the Bandit, but I decided to see where this was going.
"Bind his Summoned Skull!"
I just nodded, and closed my eyes.
"And I play this card in defense mode."
Opening my eyes, I drew another card. Aha! "I play Gemini Elf in attack mode!" I shouted, yet Yami seemed unfazed.
"My draw," he stated. He shoved the card into his hand, and smiled. "I summon the Dark Magician by sacrificing my Big Shield Gardna and Koumori Dragon. Dark Magic Attack!"
Great. No more Gemini Elf for me. Say goodbye to 600 life points.
Me: 7400. Yami: 5100.
I drew a card. "I sacrifice my Mystical Elf to summon my Total Defense Shogun! He automatically reverts back into defense mode, but may still attack. Secondly, I play Tribute of the Doomed by discarding my last card to destroy your Dark Magician.
You have no monsters or traps on the field, so I can attack your life points directly. Go Vorse Raider! Go, my Total Defense Shogun! Bwahaha! Die, foolish mortal!"
Yami sweat dropped. Was it something I said?
Lifepoints: Me: 7400. Yami: 1650.
Oh, shit. Heart of the cards, don't fail me now.
I drew a card. Yes! Mirror Force! "I play this card facedown and end my turn," I said coldly. Hopefully I could annihilate all of his monsters.
Ryou blinked. "Vorse Raider, attack his life points directly!" he commanded.
"ACTIVATE TRAP!" I yelled, but Ryou shook his head.
"Reveal my face down card!" he called, and flipped over a card in his duel deck. "7 Tools of the Bandit."
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" I shrieked, but then shrugged, nonchalantly. "I discard Kuriboh from my hand. That negates any damage you might have caused."
"Total Defense Shogun, attack!" Ryou hollered.
Lifepoints: Me: 100. Ryou: 6500.
I picked another card. Blast Sphere! That would come in handy. I knew what I'd like to blast on…. NO! Bad Yami. The duel. I hadn't lost a (fair) duel in 3000 years (mainly because there wasn't anyone to duel), but I wouldn't start now.
"I put this card in defense position, and end my turn," I stated.
Ryou drew a card, and placed it face down in his Magic/Trap area.
I frowned, not knowing why he didn't attack. He was beginning to worry me, but I couldn't show any weaknesses or hesitation. That would be my downfall. But dear Ra, I couldn't help but stare at him!
My new card was Exodia The Forbidden One. I'd HAVE to play it face down, even if I didn't have the rest of the pieces. I didn't have any other monsters in my hand, so if he attacked my Blast Sphere, and it went into it's destroy mode, I wouldn't have anything left to defend my life points.
"Your turn," I said, and focused intently on my deck. I knew it would instill power inside of me.
Ryou smirked. I really was beginning to think he was turning into a sweeter, cuddlier, prettier, more charming, utterly adorable version of Yami Bakura… But wait. Smirking during a duel is NEVER a good thing.
"I activate Ceasefire." Those three simple words had the ability to completely turn my dueling world upside down. My eyes widened in shock as I saw my effect cards flip over, and watched my life points drain slowly to 0.
Lifepoints: Ryou: 6,400. Me: 0.
"I… lost.…" My mouth formed the unfamiliar words. I think Ryou became worried about my defeat, because he rushed over to me immediately after witnessing the stricken expression frozen on my features.
"Are you alright?" he asked, somewhat frantically.
"No…" I trailed, voice suddenly weak.
"Yami, I'm so sorry! I don't know what came over me. I just-"
I cut him off. "I'm fine, just a bit shocked. No one has ever beaten me before, but I'm glad it was you."
He blushed. He was so… cute when he did that.
Suddenly, he gave me a piercing stare. "During the duel. You seemed distracted. By what?" he asked firmly. "I don't deserve a win if you weren't concentrating."
A calmness came out of me, and I opened my mouth. 'No, don't say anything stupid!' Yuugi was screaming through the link. I frowned. Since when did he become such a little eavesdropper?
"I was distracted… by this," I heard myself saying, as I brought Ryou into a fierce kiss.
Well… saves the trouble of confessing… I thought dumbly, as I wrapped my arms around Ryou's waist to bring him closer. 'What are you DOING!?!' aibou screamed. I quickly shut the mind link closed.
I was about to pull back and apologize, but I realized Ryou was responding. I grabbed the back of his head to deepen the kiss, but he pushed away, panting.
"Yami… I have to go. I'm so sorry… thank you for the picnic…" he whispered, and broke for the door.
'You're welcome…' I thought sardonically. So. What now? Gathering my deck and the empty picnic bag, I began the walk home.
A torrent of emotions flooded through the link of Yami Bakura. Surprise, shock, pleasure, sorrow, pain, and finally a blur of those emotions together. His lips tightened in anger.
"If that Pharaoh did ANYTHING to hurt Ryou with…" he rumbled.
Yuugi's mouth was open with shock, with a glazed look over his eyes. "I can't believe he did that…" he whispered, more to himself than anyone else, but the deft ears of Bakura caught his words.
"Did what?" he asked, deadly calm.
"Um... well..." Yuugi stuttered.
"Tell me now, or I'll be forced to hurt you."
Yuugi looked at the spirit pleadingly, but realized there was no sympathy in his eyes. "They… kissed…." he replied, biting his lip.
Bakura's eyes darkened, as he realized what he must do. He slowly turned, and set off for the den. Moments later, he came back with a plain white envelope, with one word written on it. Ryou.
"Give this… to Ryou. Tell him I had to do it," Bakura growled, but there was a note of complete and utter sorrow in his voice. The dark spirit stalked out the door, leaving the confused boy with nothing, no explanation. Nothing but a letter in his hand.
A weeping Yuugi began the melancholy stagger to the phone receiver, hating what he was about to do. Almost involuntarily, his fingers began to dial a familiar number.
Why did he kiss me? I thought he liked Yuugi, if anyone… hell, I didn't even know if he was gay! But why couldn't he have done it earlier… before things with Bakura and I got… different?
I know it's selfish of me, but I just can't choose. Yami is so strong and loyal, but then, my yami has been so kind and understanding lately. They both look at me so tenderly, I see that now. But… I think I'm in love with both of them…
No! I… can't believe that. It's wrong, unnatural. But… it's how I feel. Tears poured off of my face as I treaded the path to my home blindly. When I got home, I could sort everything out. When I got home.
He WOULD understand why I did what I did. It was only natural. But if I'm not worried about his reaction, then why am I having such a hard time doing this to him? Oh, light... It's not the kiss. Ok, well maybe that was part of it, but it wasn't the reason why.
CHE! I have to do this. The gods' will commands that this happen. I shrugged a duffel bag onto my shoulder, and set out for the train station. My eyes traced over the walls of the place I had learned to call home. The place I had learned to trust, to care for. The silhouette of a smile rested upon my lips as I remembered the memories I had here. I would miss it. "Goodbye, Ryou…" I whispered. His name sounded so sweet upon my lips. One last sigh, and… I vanished.
A/N: I know that you guys have been waiting for the 5th chapter for over 3 years. And... well... here it is! Finally!! So, read on!