LazerWulf: (Wakes up and finds himself tied to a chair) What's going on?
Joey: 'Bout time you woke up.
Seto: We've taken the liberty of holding you hostage.
Joey: Yeah, ya ain't goin' nowhere until you finish this chapter.
LazerWulf: But why?
Seto: Do you know how long I've been holding that pose?
Joey: 8 freakin' months.
LazerWulf: You're not going to let me out of this, are you?
Seto: Not a chance.
LazerWulf: (sighs) All right, here we go. The 18th and final chapter of The Return of the Priest will now begin.
Disclaimer: I don't own Kisara, but I own Lyn. I don't own Mokuba, but I own Abukom. I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh, but I own this AU. I also own Max and Sam.
'Yami to Hikari'
'Hikari to Yami'
The Return of the Priest
Chapter 18: All's Well That Ends Well
Yami Yugi's POV
The purple barrier surrounding Seto's office dissipated and allowed Marik, Joey, and me to enter the room in time to witness Bakura picking up a small golden object which could only have been Pegasus' Millennium Eye and retreat through a Shadow Portal.
"Pharaoh!" I heard Anzu call out to me.
"Anzu, what's going on?" I asked.
"It was terrible! Lyn, Bakura and I went to confront Seto about the Millennium Rod when he was possessed by Malik, then Malik brought us all into the Shadow Realm where two other Setos showed up, one of them wearing Egyptian clothes, then the Malik-Seto stole the Millennium Eye from Bakura and changed into this weird guy in a white mask and claimed to be the Egyptian Seto's father, then challenged Seto and Lyn to a duel. Mask Guy defeated Lyn, then Seto defeated Mask Guy. Now, Seto's trying to wake up Lyn."
Still trying to process all this information, I turned to see Seto kneeling over Lyn. Suddenly, to everyone's surprise, Lyn woke up and kissed Seto. Both of their eyes widened, Seto's in shock, Lyn's in horror. She quickly released him and stood, straightening herself.
Oh. My. God! What was I doing?
"I'm so sorry," I said.
"You know," Seto responded, "That's the second time you've kissed me. If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were just another fangirl, trying to make a move on me."
"That's not it at all! I was just..."
"Shh," He held a finger to my lips. "I know. Losing your soul can be a traumatic experience. It happened to me once, remember?"
"It's just that it was dark and cold and so full of nothing that I... I..." I couldn't hold back the tears and fell once again into Seto's arms.
"It's okay, It's okay. You're alright, now."
It was then that we suddenly became aware of the others in the room, especially Joey.
"Lyn and Kaiba sittin' in a tree, K-I..."
"Wheeler, if the next thing out of your mouth is what I think it will be, you will regret it."
"Yeah, Joey," Anzu interjected, "show a little sympathy."
"Why? Kaiba's showin' enough sympathy for all of us. Kaiba. Sympathy. Who'da thunk?"
"Shove it up your pie hole, Wheeler."
"Now dat sounds like da Kaiba we all know and despise."
When Seto returned his attention back to me, I had calmed down a bit.
"Are you going to be okay?" he asked.
"I think so," I nodded.
"You know, I really must thank you for your help back there."
I looked at him strangely. "But, I didn't do anything! I was the first to lose! I didn't even touch Akunadin's life points!"
"But it was your Blue-Eyes White Dragon that helped me defeat him in the end. Why didn't you tell me you had that card?"
My Blue-Eyes? "It's a memento of my father. Maximillion Pegasus gave it to me shortly after his death."
"He painted it himself. It's very special to me, and I didn't know what you would do. I was afraid that you would tear it up, like you did to Mr. Muto's card."
He pushed my hair back behind my ear. "That was a different time."
With that said, Yugi, or, rather, the pharaoh, cleared his throat.
"Speaking of different times," he said, "have you finally come to terms with your ancient past, Seto?"
"I'm still not entirely certain that I'm not just going crazy, but the voice in my head seems to tell me otherwise."
Suddenly, there was a golden flash from the Millennium Rod, and Seto kneeled before Yugi.
"My king, I am yours to command."
'What the duck are you doing?' I demanded.
'I am paying my respects to my ruler.'
'You're embarrassing me, is what you're doing.'
"Seth is it?" the pharaoh asked.
"Yes, my king."
"Tell me, Seth, do you know my name?"
He paused a bit before answering, "I'm sorry, my king. It was your wishes that your name be banished from everyone's memory. It was a task I was carried out reluctantly, for I felt that, without a name to attribute to your deeds, you would quickly be forgotten."
"Do not blame yourself, Seth. If I had commanded you to do it, it must have been for the good of the world. Is there anything you can tell me?"
"Yes, my king, I can tell you many things. While you shattered your memories when you sealed yourself into the Millennium Puzzle, my memory remains more or less intact."
At that moment, Joey's stomach started to growl. "Hey, guys, is there any way we could finish up this conversation over pizza? Kaiba's treat!"
I took that moment to reclaim my body. "When hell freezes over, mutt."
"Now Seto," Lyn said, as she walked up beside me and placed her hand on my arm, "I think it would be nice of you to pay for lunch. After all, we wouldn't have been in this situation if it wasn't for you."
"How is this..." I started, but the look in Lyn's eyes told me I was not going to win this argument. "Fine."
"Hold up, guys," Anzu interrupted. "I've got this feeling that we're forgetting something..."
Meanwhile, outside of the Kaiba Corp. building, Duke and Tristan were just waking up.
"Why are we alone in the backseat of a car?"
"I don't know. The last thing I remember was running into Kaiba in an alley. Tristan?"
"Let's never speak of this again."
LazerWulf: It is finished.
Joey: Boy, Lyn sure has Kaiba whipped!
Seto: Oh? And you're not putty in Mai's hands.
Joey: That was low, Kaiba.
Seto: I know.
LazerWulf: Guys! Cut it out! Anyway, I want to thank all my loyal readers who've stuck with me over the past 2 years. (Has it really been that long?) Also, I'm sad to say that I'm postponing the sequel to TRotP for a while, so I can work on my new Naruto fic: "The Festival of Roses". Look for chapter 1, coming soon!
Joey: 'Til then, sayonara!
Seto: And review! The Kaiba commands it.