Title: I Should Have Listened To You

Genre: Angst/General

Rating: PG-13

Warnings: AU-ish. Use of curse words. Puzzleshipping. I say that the pairing is implied, but, really, it could go either way. You decide.

Summary: Yami's thoughts during the train ride after Yugi's soul was taken away.

Disclaimer: I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh.

Serena:…emo much? [shrugs] I stand by what I wrote. xD I rewrote this just a bit. I like it more now.


I'm not sure that I understand why things had to happen the way that they did.

It didn't have to happen that way, did it?

No. It should have taken me, not you.

I'm the one who lost...but instead of taking its rightful sacrifice, it took an innocent.


You…pushed me out of the way.

Why did you do that?

You never did anything wrong.

You warned me, tried to stop me.

But I refused to listen.

Maybe if I had listened, you would still be here.

Our frien-...no...your friends say we will get you back.. They say that I should not blame myself for what happened, but I know that deep down, they hate me for what I did.

In any case, if I do get you back, what will I say to you?

Apologize? Heh. Yeah...that would be an easy thing to do.

Oh, Yugi, I'm sorry that I was being such an evil bastard before and I apologize for nearly causing the end of the world, but seeing as they got your soul instead of mine, the "Great Beast" that Darts has been preaching about was never awakened. I hope you can forgive me for making you go through hell.

I cannot just apologize. I will try to. I will do whatever it takes to repent for my actions, but like I said...it won't be easy.

I'm on a train right now. I'm not sure where we're going exactly. I wasn't paying that much attention to what they were talking about.

I left them to their own thoughts. I had to. Anzu was trying to cheer me up. Did the thought ever cross her mind that I will not be happy until you're back?

...no...she probably never thought of that.

How can I be happy when you are not here? How can I not blame myself when I know that it's my fault?

You are gone because of me. Nothing can change that.

...but...I made a promise to you a long time ago.

I promised that I would always protect you and I meant what I said.

I will get you back, Yugi. I will not allow any further harm to come to you.

I love you too much.

I swear, I will get you back.

Even if I have to kill myself to do it.


Serena: Better~! :D