Ok...I'm really sorry but I completely forgot about this last chapter! For awhile I couldn't find a song to fit this and then I forgot about the story but now I have a song. So I hope you'll forgive me for this EXTREMELY late update.

-Under your spell again
I can't say no to you-

A few days later, Ryou and Anzu were on a plane on their way back to Domino. Time flew by fast that summer and now they had to return for school. Anzu was nervous about going back and having to face her friends. Sensing her distress, Ryou reached over and incased her hand in his, massaging little circles over the top of her hand with his thumb. She looked over at him, smiling a bit in appreciation.

"Don't worry so much, everything will be fine." He whispered.

-Crave my heart and it's bleeding in your hand
I can't say no to you-

She nodded. "I know, I just don't know what we're going to do about them. My friends… or lack of at the moment… are going to flip." She replied, glancing across the aisle at Marik, Malik and Bakura, who were sleeping.

Isis had allowed them to take her private jet but sadly could not go along because a new exhibit had just opened at her museum in Cairo. Somehow Ryou got them to come. Anzu didn't know what he said or did to convince them but it worked.

"It'll be fine. Believe me, they can hold their own." Ryou told her.

Anzu had to agree. She was hoping they'd put Yami in his place. He needed a wake-up call badly and knew that if anyone could do it, they could.

-Shouldn't let you torture me so sweetly
Now I can't let go of this dream
I can't breathe but I feel…-

The plane began its descent shortly after and Anzu's anxiety increased. Ryou continuously tried to keep her calm and was able to do so for a bit. They gathered their belongings and left the airport, Malik having to drag Marik and Bakura along, both refusing to wake completely. As arranged, there was a car waiting outside to take them to Anzu's house. The ride was long and as soon as they entered the car, everyone fell back asleep, save for Ryou who stayed awake during the ride to keep watch. It seemed to take forever before they finally reached Anzu's house. To his surprise, there on the porch, sat Yugi, Joey and Tristan. Anger filled him when he saw them but it stopped upon seeing Anzu exiting the car in anticipation for her reaction. She stopped short, blocking the doorway and Marik.

"Woman what did you stop for?"

Hearing Marik's complaint, Ryou pulled Anzu aside so he could get out. Almost simultaneously, Malik, Marik, and Bakura stepped out of the car and the looks on the face of the three on her porch was priceless.

-Good enough
I feel good enough
For you…-

"Well, well, well…look what we have here." Bakura drawled out, a smirk forming on his lips as he leaned against the roof of the car.

Malik and Marik chuckled. Anzu gulped and licked her lips nervously as she grasped Ryou's hand.

"What are you guys doing here?" She asked.

The three boys glanced at each other nervously. A bit of their nerve dissipated upon seeing those three come out of the car.

'This might be a bit harder.' Yugi thought.

"Um…we wanted to talk to you…a-about what Atemu had said before-before you left." He answered shakily.

-Drink up sweet decadence
I can't say no to you-

"I think she's been through enough." Ryou spat bitterly.

"It's all right Ryou." Anzu whispered to him. "What do you have to say?" She asked them.

"We wanted to ask you for your forgiveness." Joey said.

Anzu sucked in a sharp breath in surprise. Then something occurred to her.

"How did you know I'd be coming back today?" She frowned in confusion.

"Oh…Yugi pulled a favor from Kaiba and got the flight records from him." Tristan answered.

"I assume this will be a long and oh-so-meaningful conversation but it's getting chilly and I would like to go inside." Malik griped as he wrapped his jacket tighter around him.

"Oh, I'm sorry. I kinda forgot you guys aren't used to such cold temperatures." Anzu said as she walked up the front steps with Ryou close behind, keeping a watchful eye on the three traitors; not trusting them at all.

-And I've completely lost myself and I don't mind
I can't say no to you-

Anzu opened the door letting everyone in then led them to the living room. Anzu sat in between the coffee table and the couch. Ryou sat on the couch behind her, his legs on either side of her. Malik and Marik sat on either side of Ryou while Bakura seated himself in the armchair beside Marik. The other three boys were on the couch across from them.

"What do you want to tell me? What did Atemu say?" She asked.

"He told us that the two of you had been dating for quite awhile but kept it underwraps. At first we were a bit put off that you didn't tell us or at least me. Then he said that you were cheating on him with Ryou and called you a few colorful words along with that. Then a few days ago we were over at Joey's, hanging out and having a few drinks. Apparently Atemu had too much and that's when we found out the truth." Yugi explained.

"Oh that is rich." Malik laughed.

-Shouldn't let you conquer me completely
Now I can't let go of this dream-

Bakura looked at Anzu to see her reaction and was surprised to see her calm expression. He was impressed with how well she was handling this. Most women would've been in a screaming fit. But then again, Anzu was not like most women.

"And you believed him? You honestly believed that I would ever do that?" She asked.

Her icy tone sent shivers down their spines.

"No we didn't. We had a suspicion that something was wrong and we wouldn't spy on you, but by the time we found out the truth, you were gone. We didn't know where you were so we asked Kaiba to locate you for us." Yugi continued.

"And he just did this out of the 'goodness of his heart'?" She asked.

"No…Yugi had to duel him first and beat his sorry ass." Joey said proudly.

"Where is Atemu now? It seems none of us can really go anywhere without him watching all the time." Anzu asked.

Yugi shrugged. "We don't know. We haven't seen him since the day he confessed."

-Can't believe that I feel good enough
I feel good enough
It's been such a long time coming
But I feel good-

Anzu nodded as she looked down.

"I don't know how long it'll take for me to forgive you…if I am able to. What you did to me was hurtful and you broke my heart. I have never felt such betrayal in my life." She finally told them.

They nodded, hanging their heads in shame.

"So um…what did you do while you were in Egypt?" Yugi asked.

"My dance instructor sent me to an academy in Cairo that taught a more advanced ballet. We stayed with Isis and visited while we were there." Anzu replied.

"Really? How was it?" He asked.

"It was good. We had a show at the end. They taped it and gave us a copy. I have it if you would like to see it." She offered.

"Sure that would be great." They agreed.

Malik, Marik and Bakura all groaned, earning themselves a whap on the head as Anzu passed by them to put the tape in her VCR.

"Haven't we suffered enough? I almost fell asleep the first time." Malik complained.

"Actually that was just in the car. You did fall asleep during it." Ryou outed.

Malik glared at him then winced as Anzu hit him again.

-And I'm still waiting for the rain to fall-

Now it was night and the guys had gone home. Malik, Marik and Bakura were sprawled out in the guest room, after a long fight over who got the bed. They finally settled it over Rock, Paper, Scissors. Anzu and Ryou departed to her room and were getting ready for bed.

"Ryou do think I was right in granting them amnesty?" She asked as she sat on the bed.

"Well it's really your decision Anzu." He replied.

Anzu nodded.

-Pour real life down on me-

"We should be worrying more about Atemu. He poses more of a threat." Ryou told her.

"I know….you're right. I just don't know what I'm going to do about him. I mean we're going to have to face him sooner or later because of the lies he's told." She said.

Ryou nodded his understanding as he sat beside her on the bed.

"Would one of the guys be able to find him?" She asked.

Ryou shrugged. "I don't know. They might but I don't know for sure. We'd have to ask." He answered.

-Cuz I can't hold on to anything this good enough-

"Well I guess I could ask them tomorrow if I don't see Atemu." She said.

"We should be going to bed if we want to get up in the morning." Ryou said.

"Oh right school…damn." She said as she slid under the covers and nestled beside Ryou, wrapping her arms tight around his waist.

-Am I good enough for you to love me too?-

Ryou chuckled at her statement as he encased her in his arms.

"Oh and thank you Ryou." She began.

"For what?" He asked with a small frown.

"For being so nice to me and for being there when no one else was." She answered.

-So take care what you ask of me…-

"You're welcome and don't you worry, I will always be here." He said as he kissed the top of her head.

She smiled, hugging him tighter as she closed her eyes and went to sleep.

'For forever I will be here.' He promised before succumbing to sleep.

-Cuz I can't say no...-