disclaimer: "i do not own yugioh."
"I have to get out of here and fast." marik said to himself as he glanced around the room. Gozoburo had locked him in the room to make sure he didn't disrupt his plans of ruining tea and kaiba's life.
"There's got to be some way for me to escape and tell tea the truth." Tea sill thought he was the one who told duke to follow her. And that worried marik the most. He couldn't bear tea's hatred or pain. He blamed himself for falling in gozoburo's trap.
Suddenly, he heard footsteps approaching. He stopped his search and waited for the person to reveal himself. It was a girl, who held a tray of food for him. Without looking at him, she passed it to him through the bars of the door.
"Here's your food master marik." She slowly said and extended her arm for him to grab the tray. Marik's eyes shone with relief and he grabbed the tray, "accidentally" touching her hair. When she left, he put the tray on the floor and held the hairpin he had obtained from her. Using his lock picking skills from old days, he escaped the building, making sure no one saw him.
"So seto, what are you going to do, now that you know about gozoburo's plan?" mokuba asked. Seto shrugged his shoulders and continued working.
"I'm trying to get all out stock back from G. Corp." seto said.
"I meant about tea, seto." mokuba said, rolling his eyes. Seto stiffened. Mokuba sighed and continued.
"Seto' she's your wife. She loves you and is waiting for you to come and get her. Seto, I saw the way she crumbled to tiny pieces when you turned away from her. If you don't go now, God knows what she'll do. And I know you miss her too seto. Why pretend? Why cause yourself this pain and torture?" mokuba reasoned. Seto didn't answer.
"Fine. Don't go. But don't come crying to me when you've lost her completely." Mokuba grumbled and exited the room. Seto shook his head, trying to get rid of the thoughts and started working again.
Tea idly sat on the couch, staring into space. Her thoughts were occupied by seto. He hadn't called her or tried to contact her in any way. Mokuba had called her once to tell her that he had tried and failed. But he assured to try again.
The doorbell rang. She immediately ran towards the door, hoping it was seto. But when she opened the door, she found none other then.
"Marik." She breathed his name with hate and venom.
"Tea, I came to--." He tried to speak.
"Came to what? Ruin my life. But wait, you have already done that. So maybe you're here to boast and rub your victory in my face."
"No." needless to say, marik wasn't much shocked at her behavior.
"Then why?" she screamed as tears began to form in her eyes again.
"Tea, listen to me." he said as he walked in the house, closing the door behind him. "You don't know the truth."
"Oh yeah? Then enlighten me. What is the truth?" tea said hotly. Marik sighed and started. When he finished, tea's mouth hung open.
"So… you mean… but I thought…" tea didn't know what to say. Marik chuckled sadly.
"Then that means… marik, you have to tell seto. Please, then he'll know the truth to and everything will be fine." Tea said excitedly.
"Sure, anything for you." marik whispered so tea couldn't hear him. Besides, he knew even if he yelled, tea wouldn't be able to hear him. She was so overcome with joy; she was oblivious to the world. Just then, the doorbell rang again. Tea stopped her celebration and waited for the maid to open the door.
"So I guess my work here is done." Marik said, getting up.
"Oh marik, thank you so much. I really appreciate this," she said. Marik smiled faintly.
"Oh marik, I'll always remember you." she said, hugging him. He slowly wrapped his arms around her but she quickly pulled away.
"I will too tea." he said honestly. Just then, someone entered the room. Thinking it is the maid, tea turned around to order a drink when she froze. Standing there was none other then seto kaiba, her husband and her lover.
"S… seto?" she whispered in disbelief. He coldly stared at marik for a moment, but turned his gaze towards her when she called his name.
"Is… it really you?" she asked again, unsure of what to believe. After waiting for so long, she had lost hope. And now he was standing before her.
Seto didn't answer. He moved closer to her and gently caressed her cheek. Tea stared into his eyes and found warmth and love.
"Oh seto." she threw herself into his chest, hugging him tightly. Seto wrapped an arm around her waist and with the other hand, he stroked her head.
"I'm so sorry seto." tea said, tears flowing down her cheeks. "I should have told you… but I was scared… I thought… I'm so sorry."
Seto wiped her tears and for the first time since his arrival, spoke.
"No tea, I should be the one apologizing. I should have given a chance to explain. But I was blinded by rage. I'm sorry." Tea smiled at him gratefully.
"I'll forgive you if you forgive me." she said. Seto smiled and pressed his lips against hers. Tea's heart bloomed with delight and she gladly kissed him back. Marik's cough brought them back to earth. Tea blushed crimson, but seto remained expressionless. Though he did tighten his hold on tea.
"I apologize for what I have done to you kaiba." Marik said. Seto frowned.
"I don't blame you. You were being used, like I was being used. It's gozoburo who is to blame." Seto said.
"He is planning to take over kaiba corp." marik said. Seto nodded.
"I know. He paid a special visit and told me." Seto grumbled.
"And what are you planning to do about it?" marik said. "Because I know a way to help you."
Gozoburo sat confidently in his office, an everlasting smirk present on his face. Seto had requested to come to his office for negotiations. The take over of kaiba corp. was almost complete and seto was coming to plea for mercy. But there will be no mercy. It was gozoburo's first principle, no mercy on anyone, not even his own son.
The door opened and seto came in, wearing his usual trench coat flowing behind him. Much to gozoburo's disappointment, he didn't have a sorry or fearful look on his face.
"Seem familiar seto?" gozoburo asked. Seto raised an eyebrow.
"What? Your pathetic face or your pathetic attempt?" seto mocked. Gozoburo laughed.
"This situation seto. It was a day like this when you took away my company from me. I still remember sitting here, thinking that I had won, but then, like a magician produces a pigeon from his hat, you amazed me by showing me that I had lost."
Seto didn't speak.
"Now we are back at the same spot. But the positions have changed. I am the one who is taking away your company." At his words, seto smirked. Gozoburo frowned.
"I don't think you should smile seto. This is a time for you to cry."
"On the contrary step-father, it's a time for me to celebrate again and for you to cry again."
"What do you mean?" gozoburo demanded.
"You were right when you said this situation was familiar. But it's not just familiar; it's exactly the same. Once again, you think you have won, but you have lost again."
"You're wrong." Gozoburo had a look of horror on his face. Seto smirked.
"No step-father, you are wrong. I have once again persuaded some of your goons to be on my side. And they have joined me."
"That's impossible. You're lying." Gozoburo screamed in rage. Seto laughed.
"You only own 23 of shares of kaiba corp. so you lost that."
"I don't believe you." gozoburo said and quickly turned to his computer. Seto watched in amusement as gozoburo's face went pale.
"This situation is much more worst then you think step-father. I'm not here to save my company, but I'm here to take away G. Corp. you only own 38 of the shares. Check it if you want." Seto said confidently.
"No. How can this be? My plan was perfect." gozoburo yelled in frustration.
"I had help from your own men. But one of them is specially worth mentioning. Marik. You never learn from your mistakes stepfather. You brought in an ambitious man, namely marik, and used him as your pawn. And in he end, he became your demise, just like me." seto said.
"This is impossible." gozoburo said in a defeated tone.
"G. Corp now belongs to me." seto said in a businessman like tone.
"Please seto, have mercy. I invested all of my money in this company. If you take thins from me, I'll be nothing. I raised you, gave you a new home, and taught you all I knew. I deserve some credit for that." gozoburo pleaded.
"You did teach me a lot, and if I remember correctly, it was you who taught me to never have mercy on anyone, even my own father. So I'm following your rules and teachings." Seto mocked.
"Seto, please. Try to understand. With our combined knowledge and power, we can rule the business world." Gozoburo said.
"I can never trust you gozoburo." Seto said and turned away. "I want this office evacuated in 15 minutes." Seto said coldly.
"Seto listen." Gozoburo tried, but seto curtly spoke.
"I have one word for you step-father. Checkmate."
A huge gathering was taking place inside kaiba mansion. Every single employee of kaiba corp. and G. corp. was present, along with tea's father and seto's friends. Kaiba corp. had finally taken over G. corp.
Tea enthusiastically talked with yugi and mokuba, while marik talked to joey and tristen. Duke, serenity and mai weren't invited. Set who was busy with some other businessmen had refused to give them any more chances.
"I'm just glad you and seto are back together." Mokuba said and tea smiled.
"Speaking of the devil, here he comes." Tea said as she watched seto approach them.
"What are you conspiring against me?" seto asked playfully as he wrapped his arm around tea.
"We can't tell you that now, can we?" yugi said smiling.
"I have my ways of finding out motou." Seto said.
"In that case, we'll get as far from you as possible." Mokuba said with fake fear and he and yugi walked away from the couple.
Tea giggled at their actions. Seto smiled as well.
"You look extra gorgeous tonight. I'm afraid someone will try to steal you form me, again." seto said, pressing their foreheads together.
"I won't leave you. I promise." Tea said.
"You better not." Seto warned and smiled.
"Seto, I have to tell you something." tea said, taking a deep breath. Seto grew apprehensive.
"What?" he asked cautiously.
"I'm… pregnant." She finally told him. His eyes widened to the size of dinner plates and his mouth hung open. Fear crept up in her heart. Maybe he didn't want a child. What would she do then?
"Seto… are you okay?" she asked him.
"No." he said. "I'm better then okay. I'm going to be a father." He said excitedly and picked her up, swinging her around. She laughed at his joy.
Their actions caught everyone's attention and many heads turned in their direction. Upon noticing that, seto smiled sheepishly and put her down. Mokuba was the first to approach them and ask for the reason of celebration. When he heard it, a smile formed on his lips as well. He hugged tea and turned towards the curious crowd.
"You'll probably hear it from the media, so I might as well tell you now. Tea is pregnant and seto is going to be a father." He announced. Deathly silence followed his announcement followed by deafening claps. Everyone came to congratulate the couple.
Finally, when everyone left the two alone, seto hugged tea.
"I never got a chance to say it with all the excitement. But I'll say it now. Thanks." He said, nuzzling her neck.
"You deserve some credit too. After all, it wouldn't be possible without you." tea laughed and kissed his temple.
"Hmm." Seto said.
"I'm glad all this is over before the baby's birth." Tea said.
"I never imagined myself as a father." Seto said. "But then again, I never imagined myself as a husband either."
"You are a perfect husband and you'll be a perfect father too. I know." Tea said.
"I'll be the best there is." Seto said confidently.
"Hmm." Tea said.
"Do you have any doubts?" he asked at her unsure tone.
"No. It's just that with the new company, you'll have more work to do."
"Then whose taking care of G Corp?" tea asked.
"Mokuba is taking care of the branch here and marik will take care of the branch in England. I'll be working at kaiba corp. only." Seto said and tea smiled.
"I'll spend all the time I can with you and the baby. I don't know much about fatherhood, but I'll try my best. My child won't end up like me. I won't allow it." seto said seriously. Tea smiled and snuggled into his chest. She could imagine her future now and all she cold see was pure happiness.
"I know. I love you seto," she whispered.
"I love you too."
the end. what did you think of the ending? i know it took me tooooooooooo long to update it. bit please don't be mad at me. review.