HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried really hard to get this out by Valentine's Day. This is my gift to you guys. I hope like it!!! I figured it's the least I can do, heh-heh.
Wow, I can't believe this moment has finally come, and it only took me 5 years, lol. Looking back now, I do remember thinking about picking this fic back up again on several occasions, but the timing was always wrong. I'm glad I finally did decide to finish it!
I almost forgot how fun it is to write and how much I love these characters. Now I'm kind of sad that I don't get to write about them anymore. I really did enjoy this fic, it's probably one of my favorites that I've written, and it was a lot of fun torturing all the sexshy bishos…
Well, without further adieu, I will now present to you the final chapter of my fic. I can always do more rambling at the end of this story, lol. So for those of you who never read all that ramble and drabble, I just want to say thanks for the support over the years and thanks for being patient and reading my fic to the very end. I hope all of you enjoyed it, and if you really want to show me some love and appreciation back, leave me a review. I'd love to hear what you guys all thought!
Disclaimer: I don't own Yugioh or it's characters, yada yada and all that good stuff…I also realize that this story was rated M and when I went back and reread some of the old chapters, I realized there hasn't been enough M ratingness going on. So that being said, I made sure to add a lil something-something in this chapter, lol. Don't want to be accused of being a liar now, heh-heh.
That's What Makes the World Go Round and Round
Chp12 Hate to Have to Love You
"Why did you do that?"
"Do what?" Bakura exclaimed a bit louder then he intended.
Yami narrowed a suspicious eye on the tomb robber and crossed his arms in a doubtful manner, making note of the bit of sweat trickling down the other spirit's brow.
"Don't feign innocence. I know what you did.
It seems I was wrong about you," Yami added with a queer smile, earning an angry glare from the other spirit.
"What the hell are you talking about? Don't give me that superior smirk of yours! You don't know anything about me?" Bakura snarled.
"It's not like I was trying to actually help those two out. Why, after what I just did, I'm sure one of those two will kill each other."
"Riiight," Yami drawled with an even bigger smirk.
Bakura's eyes flared up at the former pharaoh's condescending gesture which only widened Yami's expression.
"I'm serious! I mean, Kaiba said it himself. Those two are all wrong for each other. Even if they do end up together, they will only make each other miserable!"
"I just want to see those two suffer. It's a fitting end after the hell they made me go through!"
"RA DAMN YOU PHAROAH! I HATE YOU!" Bakura thundered before the sennen puzzle lit up fiercely and he disappeared.
"Yuugi?" Ryou questioned as he stared at the laughing spirit in pure confusion. "What's so funny?"
"Wow, Niisan...you sure have been working a lot lately," Mokuba sighed as he stared over his older brother's shoulder in order to see what he was doing.
After realizing he wasn't going to get much of a response back, the boy walked over to the front of his brother's desk and sat in the chair across from it. He then fiddled with the arm rest for a few moments before he finally lost interest.
"I heard you quit school..."
"Yeah, well, I've been really busy with work lately, and I started to realize I need to prioritize what is really important in my life," Seto replied as he briefly looked away from his computer screen and back towards the younger Kaiba. "There were too many distractions getting in my way, so I decided it was best just to eliminate them."
"Oh..." Mokuba mumbled. That wasn't quite the response he was looking for.
"Well, that's too bad. Now you won't get to see anymore of your friends at school."
"Are you trying to be funny?" Seto questioned through a half smirk.
"Kind of," the raven-haired boy chuckled. However, the smile soon faded as his eyes drifted towards the ground.
"So I..." he mumbled just below a whisper.
"Is there something you want to tell me?" Seto snapped, his impatience apparent from his tone.
"No…" Mokuba replied back somewhat meekly. He then continued to stare at the floor in silence before he gathered up the nerve to speak again.
"So how was your Valentine's Day?"
"What is it Mokuba?" Seto groaned as he finally tore his focus away from his work and stared back at the mumbling boy crossly.
"So, I finally told Yuugi how felt.
"Hmm," Seto hummed in mild interest. He knew this moment would eventually come, especially now that time had finally started moving again. However, due to his own personal issues, he'd forgotten all about his little brother's plight.
"I guess its obvious how it turned out," Mokuba replied lowly, his gaze still permanently fixed towards the ground.
"I mean I knew it was hopeless, but I just had to try anyways."
Seto still wasn't sure what to say. In all honesty, he was probably the last person the younger Kaiba should've been seeking romantic advice from. Now, the only thing he could do for his brother was sit and listen quietly.
"Honestly, I thought I'd be a little bit more broken up about this," Mokuba laughed while casually brushing his fingers through his fine raven hair. "But actually, I'm glad I finally told him how I felt. I mean, it was hard thing to do…but he was worth it…"
Something within the older Kaiba faltered as he stared at his brother in silence. Despite the obvious pain Mokuba had suffered from getting his heart broken, the look in his eyes still seemed so…content. How could he possibly find any kind of solace in such a turn of events?
"Then, after I finally started confessing, everything just got easier," Mokuba continued as he didn't quite seem to notice Seto's internal warfare.
"And after it was all through, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I just had to build up the courage to tell him how I felt. Actually, if it weren't for you, I don't think I could have done it."
"Oh? What makes you say that?" Seto asked with a slight hint of curiosity.
"Well, for some reason, when I was talking to Yuugi, I started to think about you," Seto raised a brow at this remark signifying his obvious confusion.
"You're always so brave and confident, and if you have something to say, you just say it. You don't care what the consequences are because no matter what, you know you can handle it. I know it gets on most people's nerves how honest you can be, but I think it's a part of you I really admire."
"I'm really not that brave," Seto replied lowly as he seemed a bit lost in his own thoughts.
"Niisan?" Mokuba questioned while he tried to examine his brother's dark gaze.
"So, even though you knew he'd turn you down, you told him how you felt? What was the point of that?" Seto continued as he forced Mokuba to disregard his last statement.
"Well, I just had to know how he felt," Mokuba answered as he decided Seto's strange response wasn't worth investigating further. "And maybe there was just a tiny chance he felt the same way, but even if he didn't, I had to know where our relationship stands now. I don't think I could have continued on just wondering what might have been. I mean, I let it carry on like that for way too long."
"At least I know that we can still be friends…" Mokuba added before his voice trailed off.
Seto stared at his brother with worry and began to gather his thoughts carefully. He then opened his mouth to speak before Mokuba whipped his head up and gave him a smile that was so bright, Seto was completely thrown off.
"And I won't give up yet. We Kaibas never just roll over and quit! I'm gonna grow and become the kind of person Yuugi just can't resist."
"Mokuba..." Seto murmured as he eyed the boy with adoration. He then gave him one of his rare smiles of sincerity and patted his brother on the head.
"I don't think you have a lot more growing up left to do."
"What's that suppose to mean!" Mokuba exclaimed as he batted the hand away and frowned. "Are you making fun of me? Why, one of these days I'm gonna be even bigger and better than you! You'll see. Then you'll be the one looking up to me."
"Really? Well, it will be a cold day in hell when I let you look down on me," Seto laughed out with amusement.
"You suck Seto! Sometimes I really can't tell if you're joking or being serious," Mokuba groaned as he pretended to ignore Seto's arrogant smirk.
"KAIBA, YOU ASSHOLE!"
"Jonouchi?" Seto questioned as the blonde slammed the entrance of Kaiba's office open.
"What the hell..." The brunette exclaimed as he watched the door fall off it's bottom hinge. He then stared back at the rampaging blonde and was surprised by the speed at which the other teen had come rushing at him.
"I'll kill you, you son of a bitch!" Jonouchi bellowed with his fist held tightly in the air. Not really sure what the hysterical teen was doing, Seto immediately stood from his chair and took on a defensive position.
"I remember! I remember everything you did to me!" Jonouchi roared back as he slammed his hands on Seto's desk and stared daggers through him.
Seto was speechless. Never did he imagine he would meet the blonde so soon, especially not under these circumstances. However, before he had time to contemplate on how Jonouchi had recovered his memories, a fist came flying at him.
"I'll make you pay for what you did!" Jonouchi thundered.
Seto easily dodged the half-hearted punches. It was clear the blonde was too hysterical to see where he was swinging.
Finally realizing that Jonouchi was too upset to reason with, Seto caught both the ecstatic teen's wrist.
"What are you doing? Don't touch me!" Jonouchi cried through tightly shut eyes. He refused to stare the other directly in the face. As far as he was concerned, he never wanted to see the brunette again.
"How could you?" Jonouchi whispered so lowly Seto could barely hear him.
For a moment, the only thing Seto could do was stare at Jonouchi in silence. A thousand thoughts were now racing through his head. He was definitely not prepared for this.
"Let go of me. I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU, YOU STUPID BASTARD!" Jonouchi shouted again as he struggled against the brunette once more. "I know I said it a million times before, but this time I mean it!"
Suddenly, all thoughts that were plaguing Seto disappeared leaving only one final realization. It was at that moment, the young CEO was overcome with an overwhelming urge, one that was so intense, he himself wasn't able to conquer it.
"No, stop it!" Jonouchi cried as Seto suddenly embraced him.
"Why are you doing this to me? What did I do to deserve this?" Jonouchi all but sobbed.
Seto continued to hold him in silence before he quietly answered back.
"I love you."
The blonde blinked widely, not sure if he had finally lost his mind. Eventually coming to the conclusion that he had, he tried again to escape Seto's grasp.
"What the fuck! Stop it!"
"I love you," Seto whispered out a second time, never once relinquishing his embrace.
Now the blonde was certain he had heard Kaiba as his face suddenly burned a bright red. He then took a moment to let his pulse rate slow before he snarled back at the other.
"You can't say that to me. Stop saying that to me! No! This isn't fair!"
"I love you..."
The blonde could no longer contain himself as a wave of rage, heartache, and frustration overtook him.
"What kind of sick game are you playing? This just isn't fair. I'm suppose to be cracking in your face, and then you pull this crap on me! Why are you such an asshole? Please… just let me go."
Jonuchi's pleads fell against deaf ears. Seto was too overcome with whatever had overtook him. It felt like ages since the last time he embraced the golden-haired teen, and he was too afraid that if he let him go, he would disappear forever.
"Why? Why are you...what do you want from me? You've taken everything from me….everything. What more could you possibly want?" Jonouchi finally chocked out.
"I want it all," Seto replied back without any hesitation.
"What?" Jonouchi snapped back fiercely as he attempted to jerk away from the brunette in order to examine his expression.
"I want it all. Everything you have to offer, I want it. Your body, mind, heart, soul...I want it all."
"Why you arrogant, selfish, self-centered bastard! Let go of me!" Jonouchi growled as he failed yet another time to escape Seto's firm embrace.
"I give up. I don't care if you hate me. I don't care if all of this is crazy. I'm not going to let you go…not now…not again" Seto sighed, his grip on the furious blonde only tightening with each word. "I know I'm selfish. You and I both know it, and I tried to take the noble route, I really did, but I just can't do it. I won't do it."
Jonouchi was still speechless as he took in Seto's words and tried to control his heart beat.
"The only thing I ever do is hurt you. I know it. I don't blame you for hating me," Seto continued as his confession began to flow so quickly from his lips, his mind couldn't keep up "So I tried...I tried to just forget about you. I tried to just let you go. I thought it would be better for you this way, better for both of us, but now I see that's impossible.
I can't forget about you. Somehow, somewhere along the way, you stole something from me, something very important to me, something I thought had no value at all...something I thought I could do without…
And now that you have it, I won't let you go. That's your punishment for making me fall in love with you," Seto replied softly while pulling away from Jonouchi just enough to allow him to stare into the other's eyes.
"Kaiba..." Jonouchi murmured. He was suddenly too captivated by Seto's intense azure gaze to look away. His breath then hitched in the back of his throat as he tried to back away from the incoming brunette's advances, but only managed to move a few inches into a nearby wall.
He then turned his face to the side defiantly and closed his eyes in an attempt to deter Seto, but it was hopeless. In an instant, his lips were caught in a heated kiss.
All of the teens frustration and passion was now pouring into Jonouchi's mouth. At first, he tried to struggle against Seto's kiss, but in the end, the only thing he succeeded in doing was clenching his fist more tightly together.
Seto internally laughed as Jonouchi tried to jerk out of the brunette's firm grip. He then pierced his lips tightly together in an act of defiance, but rather then discourage the darker teen, it only encouraged him to conqueror the cowering blonde more.
Jonouchi winced as he felt his blue eye assailant trace the outline of his lips with his tongue. He then expertly captured Jonouchi's mouth in an array of kisses, each one enticing him to give into the heat that was now building up inside the blonde's chest.
Somehow Seto knew all the right ways to make Jonouchi's body tremble. Somehow, he knew how to make Jonouchi's hands shake. Somehow, he knew how to make his heart shiver, and somehow, he knew how to make Jonouchi's entire being tremor and quake until he finally gave up and succumbed to his inner most desires.
All reason had escaped Jonouchi as he finally melted into Seto's body. His once clenched fist were now limp and hot all the way down to his fingertips.
A soft sigh escaped Jonouchi's lips as he lost himself to the heat that was coursing through him. Upon hearing this, Seto realized his opportunity had finally come.
Jonouchi thought he might pass out once Seto began to pillage the inside of his mouth. However, Jonouchi was no longer a novice to Seto's domination techniques.
Seto's eyes grew wide with shock. Somehow, Jonouchi had completely turned their kiss around. Realizing this, Kaiba subconsciously backed away from Jonouchi, but sometime during their kiss, Seto had released his hold on Jonouchi. Now the blonde was grasping the front of Seto's shirt tightly, making it impossible for him to create any space between the two of them.
Jonouchi was now the one smiling. So many times before, the unsuspecting blonde had been powerless against Seto. However, with his memories recovered, the blonde knew all of Seto's tricks and had his technique all but memorized. This was exactly what the blonde needed in order to gain leverage over the now stunned brunette.
However, it only took a moment for Seto to pick up his own pace as a battle waged between the two heated boys. Now the only thing they could focus on was each other's passion and burning lust.
Lips and fingers were now traveling in places they had never dared to go before as the two engaged in the act of discovering the true depths of their desire for one another.
Eventually though, a soft whimper sounded from Jonouchi's throat. His lungs were now burning from lack of oxygen. He then struggled to breathe through their kiss, however, the deprivation of air was almost unbearable. His head was now spinning and his body was weak. At any moment, he would pass out, and yet he still refused to give into the battle waging between him and the equally waning brunette.
Seto caught the wall behind Jonouchi with his hand as he felt Jonouchi slump towards the ground. He then leaned his body into the wilting boy and caught Jonouchi with his knee.
That was a mistake.
Jonouchi let out a low gasp. Seto now had his knee pushed firmly against the sandy-haired teen's crotch. It was at that moment that their kiss finally broke as Jonouchi all but exploded from the surge of pleasure that had shot up from his lower abdomen and all the way up to his now hot face.
For a moment, they stared at each other in silence. The sound of heavy breathing was the only thing that filled the air. Jonouchi then opened his mouth to speak before he quickly retracted the idea. He then began to shake uncontrollably as though he was trying to bottle all his words and emotions up. After more than a moment had passed, Jonouchi finally found his voice.
"You bastard. It doesn't work that way," he shouted. He then immediately turned around and ran out the door.
Seto held the side of his now bruised jaw in an attempt to recover from the blonde's fierce blow.
For a moment, Kaiba's mind was completely blank. Now, the only thing he could do was stare into space before he finally recovered from his stupor.
'What the hell is wrong with me? All my life I never hesitated like this, and now…now when it matters the most, I'm just going let it end like this? No, I won't let it end like this. I refuse to let it end like this!'
"What the hell! It took you long enough," Jonouchi growled. "How could you just let me run off like that. You really are a big idiot."
Seto immediately stopped in his tracks and turned around as he realized that Jonouchi was leaning on the wall beside the door he just dashed out of.
Now it was Seto's turn to be surprised as Jonouchi grabbed Seto by his tie and roughly jerked him in for another violent kiss.
However, unlike the first one, the blonde wasn't holding anything back as he immediately forced his tongue down the unsuspecting brunette's throat. He then leaned all his weight into Seto, causing the young CEO to fall over backwards in a not so dignified manner.
Their kiss temporarily broke as Seto blinked back at the blonde tousled in his lap before Jonouchi let out a light laugh. He then pulled him in by the tie once again until their faces were only millimeters away.
"I really do hate you Kaiba. The only problem is, I love you too damn much to let that get in the way."
"Somehow you always seem to know what I'm thinking," Seto smiled back.
He then shuddered as Jonouchi lightly nipped on his neck before biting down on it a little less then softly. He then stared proudly at the swollen mark he just made before he began licking and kissing the spot ravenously.
'This is new'
Then, in an instant, the two were waging another war of the lips, unfortunately for Kaiba, Jonouchi had decided not to play fair. Just as Seto was on the verge of victory, Jonouchi thrust his hips into Seto's groin.
Both boys gasped before the blonde pulled away from Seto and smirked back at his stunned and aroused partner.
"What's wrong Kaiba? Am I throwing you off? Well, I think this is fitting revenge for how you took advantage of me all those times. Now It's time I pay you back justly," Jonouchi chuckled as he leaned into Kaiba's ear and slowly whispered. "Isn't that right Se-To."
Seto's sapphires lit up an intense shade of blue as he bit back the groan that had almost escaped his throat. However, he wasn't sure if it was from the sudden burst of stimulation he had received from hearing his first name whispered for the first time from his lover's lips, or the fact that Jonouchi had expertly stole his way into Seto's pants without his knowledge.
"What the hell Katsuya…" Seto all but gasped out while clutching tightly to the sleeve of the hand Jonouchi was now torturing him with. Although, he wasn't exactly sure if he had grabbed his tormentors' arm in order to stop him or encourage him, and at this point, he was sure it was for the latter reason.
"That's right. I'm no longer the little novice you had your way with for the last couple of months," Jonouchi chuckled lowly. He then licked Seto's ear and nibbled on it before he spoke in a low husky tone.
"Now I remember every little detail about your body. I know every way to make you moan and groan, and that's what I fully intend to do. It's what you deserve you damn jerk."
Seto shuddered. He didn't really want to admit it, but this new found, wicked, dirty talking puppy had him aroused to heights he never imagined possible. The two might have had countless sexual encounters, but never any where Seto found himself being completely and miserably dominated. He could almost get use to this, then again, there were some things about the young CEO that he refused to just let go.
Jonouchi let out a small yelp which was just loud enough to mask Seto's own bitter sigh of withdrawal. Somehow, Seto had accomplished the impossible and pulled Jonouchi's expert fingers away from his now aroused member.
"Funny, I never heard you complain about it before," Seto hissed back as he shifted his weight in such away ,the blonde was now the one being straddled.
"Th-that's cuz I didn't know any better," Jonouchi stammered back. For some reason, the dark tint in Seto's lust clouded eyes had Jonouchi more than a bit alarmed.
"Really now? Well, you seem perfectly aware now, so there's no longer any need for me to hold back."
A low cynical sound escaped Seto's throat as he refused to release Jonouchi's hand. Instead, he squeezed the blonde's wrist before bringing it to his face and licking a bit of precum off the other boy's fingers. He then surprised the sandy-haired teen further by shoving the hand into Jonouchi's own crotch and forcing the boy to fondle himself.
Slowly he teased him before he made work on the dazed teens neck, making note of each sigh he elicited from his now aroused captor. He then used his other free hand to stroke Jonouchi's lower back before slowly trailing his fingers down into the shivering boy's pants.
Jonouchi let out a guilty moan as his face began to burn with both desire and embarrassment. For a few moments, Seto continued to torture Jonouchi before he finally released his tight grip on his wrist. As much as he enjoyed watching Jonouchi writhe and thrash around, there were a few more things Seto liked doing even more.
"My little puppy…" he whispered. Jonouchi half opened a foggy eye and was about ready to protest to the name calling before he noticed a look in the other's eyes he had never seen. For an instant, there was something so indescribably intoxicating and unguarded, Jonouchi wasn't sure if he was looking into the same blue eyes. However, before Jonouchi could revaluate the expression, his lips were once again captured in a heated kiss as Seto revealed much more to smaller teen then what had briefly shown in his eyes.
"I just don't get it," Seto muttered out.
The brunette was now leaned up against a wall in a sitting position as he raised his head towards the ceiling and attempted to straighten his tie. For some reason, it was the one remaining item of his now ruined suit that he managed to keep intact.
Jonouchi merely groaned in response, still not quite able to find it in him to sit up. Instead, he merely laid on his back and stared up at nothing.
"I just don't understand the point of it all…falling in love," Seto continued to murmur as he let out a tired sigh and gave up on the tie.
"You have to give up so much and for what? Even you were willing to offer your mind, body, and soul, and for why? Just to hear me say that I love you?"
After a long pause, Seto stared back down at the exasperated blonde, but the other's dazed expression was a little less than encouraging. This caused the teen to bite back a growl of frustration as he begin to wonder if the boy was even listening. However, just before he was about ready to explode, Jonouchi let out a small livid chuckle and sat up. He then stared back at Seto with all the sincerity he could muster and smiled.
For a moment, Seto just stared at Jonouchi in a slightly bewildered trance before he finally tore his eyes away from Jonouchi's gaze. He then shook his head defiantly and growled.
"That's really enough to satisfy you? You don't expect anything else in return?"
"I don't need anything else from you, Kaiba."
Once again, Seto was dumbstruck. How could Jonouchi mouth off such words so idly?
"That's just not good enough. I can't, no I won't accept it! To know that you sacrificed so much for me, and you are just satisfied with me saying that I love you!"
Seto frowned as the sound of Jonouchi's laughter filled the air.
"What's so funny? Do you find my frustration that amusing?"
"No," Jonouchi chuckled while lightly shaking his head. "I'm just happy. Hearing you say that, now I know for sure you truly meant it when you told me you loved me."
"Of course I meant it. I don't just say things unless I mean them," Seto snorted in a brooding fashion.
It was now taking everything in Jonouchi to keep from laughing at Seto's somewhat defiant and adolescent expression. However, he soon recovered from Seto's childish behavior and replied back.
"When you truly love someone, it's only natural for you to want them to be happy. That is why I am willing to give up so much for you, and that's why you aren't satisfied with just a one sided relationship because deep down, even if it's just subconsciously, you know you want so much more."
"That's just ridiculous," Seto stammered out while he trying to hide a faint blush. "You really think that's worth so much sacrifice? If I were to have a relationship with you, it would ruin my reputation, thus hurting my company and my financial status. These are things I've worked my whole life for, things that I always thought I cared about most, and now, just because I'm in love with some idiot, I have to give it all up…"
"Is it really worth it?" Seto questioned as he stared back at Jonouchi with genuine sincerity. "What kind of reward really comes with it in the end?"
"I can't really explain it myself, although, I can understand what you mean. Still, I don't think it's something I can explain with just words," Jonouchi replied softly. He then leaned his body closely towards the frowning brunette and smiled. "It's something you can only feel by experiencing it."
"Answer me this," Jonouchi asked as he brought a hand to Seto's face and lightly touched his cheek. Seto slightly winced but never once tore his eyes away from Jonouchi's reflective gaze.
"Can you experience this kind of feeling with money?" Jonouchi continued as he brought his face less than a millimeter from Seto's lips.
The brunette's heart began to beat hard in his chest as the others breath caressed his face lightly. He then internally shuddered as Jonouchi sweetly whispered his final thoughts so closely near his lips, they all but kissed Seto.
"Will power and status make your heart race like this?"
"I…" Seto mumbled. He then turned his face away from the blonde, no longer able to stare at the other for fear that he might jump him yet another time.
"I don't know," he whispered back solemnly. He then closed his eyes slowly before he pushed Jonouchi to the side and stood up.
"But what I do know is that before you came into my life everything was perfect. I was happy! I didn't need anything else. Wealth, power, everything I wanted was mine! I was content."
Seto was now to the point of shouting before he let out a sigh of irritation. His voice then dropped dramatically as he narrowed his eyes on the ground.
"Then suddenly you came into my life, and then…and since then my life has been going down hill. Everything I thought was important to me before didn't seem to matter anymore. My life was in complete chaos, and still…"
Suddenly Seto's voice trailed off as the cold tint in his eyes began to warm up.
"That's when I decided the simple solution to all of this was to drive you away from me, and eventually I was able to, and then…My life went back to the way it was before I met you. Everything that was taken away from was given back"
Jonouchi made no attempt to interrupt Seto. He was too captivated by the sincerity of the others words to say anything.
"But…for some reason, I was no longer happy. None of that stuff mattered to me anymore," Seto sighed before he finally tore his gaze from the floor and looked the other directly in the eyes. "Katsuya, I don't know what kind of magic you pulled on me, or what tricks you might have played, and at this point it doesn't even matter to me if I do figure it out."
"The only thing I'm sure of now is that…" Seto paused as he debated on his next words carefully. He then slowly shut his icy blue orbs before he slowly reopened them and revealed a shade of azure the blonde had never seen "Now I know, I can't live my life without you anymore."
"Kaiba…" Jonouchi all but chocked out. "That is probably the most romantic thing anyone has ever said to me before."
"I didn't say it to be romantic. I was just stating the truth," Seto stammered back angrily, frustrated with the obvious blush that was now spread across his face.
"Hearing that makes me even happier," Jonouchi exclaimed with a wide grin.
"Stop staring at me like that you damn fool," Seto growled while trying to avoid Jonouchi's huge smile.
He then sighed as he turned his attention back on the wall in front of him and stared through it apprehensively.
"I...I think after all that's happened, you must understand by now what kind of person I am. I spent my whole life only depending on myself, living only for myself, only worrying about myself. It made things a lot easier on me, a lot less complicated. I even neglected my own brother because of my selfish nature."
"Still, if it wasn't for him, I might have completely forgotten what it means to truly love someone. But, in the end, I still maintained some distance from even him because I wanted desperately to numb myself of such meaningless emotions…because it seems like every time I open myself up to someone, I only end up getting hurt." Seto replied in a strained voice. For some reason, admitting these things aloud was a lot harder then many things he struggled to accomplish before in the past.
"You were right though...I'm not a strong person. I'm not someone like you who can just take another heart break. I felt that if I let myself fall in love, and it didn't work out, then that would be it for me. Then there wouldn't be any kind of hope left. So I numbed myself...my heart. It would have all worked out perfectly too, that is if you hadn't come along."
"It's just like you to always get in my way," Seto added with an apparent hint of aggravation.
"Kaiba, I never wanted to get in your way. I just wanted to help you find it."
"Shut up. If you say another corny line like that, I swear I might...." The brunette snapped. "Besides I never asked for your help."
"Since when do I listen to you?" Jonouchi laughed back proudly.
"Good point," Seto smiled back. He the stared at Jonouchi contently before a look of seriousness took over.
"But if for some reason this doesn't work out-"
"Don't talk like that. What the hell? We're not even going out yet and you're already talking about breaking up"" Jonouchi groaned with an added eye roll for effect.
"You need to stop thinking with this all the time," the blonde replied as he tapped Seto on the head and then slowly touched his hand to the brunette's chest. "And start worrying more about this."
For a few moments, the two boys stared at each other in silence. Jonouchi made no attempt to move his hand until Seto reached out to touch it. The blonde then quickly stretched his arms into air in an idle manner and turned away from the young CEO.
"But don't worry. Old Katsuya will teach you the ways of lovin," Jonouchi chuckled before turning back and giving the other a superior smile.
"My-my, is that so? Now I know this relationship is doomed," Seto snorted teasingly.
"What's that suppose to mean?"
"Well, if your the one leading the way, then were sure to get lost."
"WHAT! How are you able to criticize me? You don't even know where to go!" Jonouchi exclaimed while pointing and accusing finger at the arrogantly smirking teen.
"Really?" Seto questioned challengingly. He then leaned in towards the nervous looking blonde and smiled up at him darkly.
"Wh-what are you doing?" Jonouchi stammered back.
"I'm showing you exactly where it is I want to go."
"H-hey, stop it!" Jonouchi sputtered while trying to bat Seto's hands away.
"Well, come on and lead the way already."
"You know that's not what I meant!" Jonouchi shouted as his shirt was pulled off in expert timing. "Hey don't put your hands there! SETO!"
After that, the only thing that could be heard was a few muffled protest mixed with a haughty laugh before the two teens finally decided to engage in a few more of love's important life lesson.
The End...Finally LOL
Yay! I do so love the sense of accomplishment one gets when they finally finish a fic. Especially long stories like this one. In the end though, I also always feel sad. It's like saying goodbye to a good friend, or relative, or a good piece of pie you finally finished eating…or something. Man, I really will miss writing this fic. It was fun while it lasted, most definitely…even if it did take 5 years.
Ah-hah…I remember back in the day, thinkin, "I will never do something as cliché as writing a holiday fic," and then I got the idea for this fic. So then I was like "I will never write it and post it on the actual holiday…" Yeah, well, whatever. I never listen to myself, HAHAHA! And in the end, my main motivation for finishing this fic so quickly was me thinking "I got to finish this fic by Valentine's Day! It would just be a perfect end!"
So I hope you guys liked the conclusion. What did you guys think? Was it worth the long and grueling wait…well, I feel really guilty to those of you who waited so long, then again I'm sure most of you gave up hope I'd ever finish it…heck, even I did, LOL!
Well, I'd really like to know what you guys thought. So please, drop me a review. They really do make my day, and I'm sure they'd make my Valentines day too (wink-wink). It also helps motivate me to write more, and also helps me improve as a writer. I don't know if some of you read my old work, but it was riddled with bad grammar and out-of-characterness(I hate it, and always think of deleting it)! But I took some reviewer's constructive criticism to heart and some fan's ideas and learned a lot. So I hope I've improved, and I feel like I got the characters personalities down much better now. I strive to write the characters the way Kazuki Takahashi would have, had he decided to make Yugioh a gay anime about bishos dueling and falling in love with eachother…if only, sigh. Well, that's what fanfics and doujinshis are for LOL!
So will I write more in the future… I really would like to, but my life is just so hectic. Writing this fic did rekindle a flame though, and I did get some more ideas pumpin….but there just isn't the time or enough motivation to fuel me. Heh, I did have an idea for a short one-shot follow up to this fic, but I dunno if I'll ever get around to actually writing it…not any time soon at least.
There is also a fic that I wrote back in the day, one of which I loved (proly one of my favs I wrote), but I lost it during my virus attack and never was able to recover it… So maybe I might rewrite that one too. It's another SetoxJou fic. It was a one shot too.
Well, anywho, I love you guys and I hope you enjoyed the fic and my wonderfully long and drawn out rants. Thanks for all the support, and I guess I'll see you guys when and if there is next time. If not, you guys just keep pumpin out the good stuff, and maybe reading your stories will pump me up again. I really do like reading more than writing, so I look forward to finally gettin my school and job situation taken care of so I can read and write some more. So till then, happy writing fellow fanfictians ;)