disclamier: "i do not own yugioh."
"No." Tea faintly whispered at his words. "You can't."
"I do Tea. With all my heart." Mokuba said. "I have waited too long for this opportunity and I'm not going to let it slip." He leaned forward to kiss her. Instantly, Tea pulled back as much as she could. Anger flashed in Mokuba's eyes as he yanked her forward towards him. She yelped in surprise.
"Mokuba, please stop." She begged him, struggling to get out of his painful grip. "I don't feel the same way about you."
"Don't lie Tea. It's no use. I know how you truly feel." Mokuba said. His lips were dangerously close to her lips. She could feel his breath tingling her skin. Tears welled up in her eyes at her helplessness. How she wished Seto was here to help her.
"Seto." She whispered, further agitating Mokuba. Without waiting, he forcefully pressed his lips against hers. She stopped struggling, finally giving up. Her salty tears added to Mokuba's pleasure.
"WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?" seto's thundering voice caused mokuba to abruptly pull away from Tea.
"S… Seto?" she whispered in disbelief.
"Tea?" Seto was shocked to see her pale, tear-streaked face. He also noticed Mokuba's expression of absolute loathing and his possessive grip on Tea's wrists.
"Let her go." Seto commanded. Mokuba grunted, defying is big brother's orders. Tea, however, quickly sprang towards Seto. Reluctantly, mokuba let go of her arm and watched with envy as she ran into seto's arms.
"Tea, are you okay?" seto asked with concern. Tears welled up in her eyes and she buried her face in his chest, sobbing. Seto held her close to him, rubbing her back soothingly.
"Hn." Mokuba grunted in anger. This diverted seto's attention from Tea to mokuba. Both brothers glared at each other with despise. Seto was about to speak but he felt Tea's body slip. He strengthened his grip and turned to look at her. Her face was deathly pale and her eyes were closing ever so slowly. She was slipping into unconsciousness. And before he could react, she had fainted. Her body became limp against his. He slipped an arm under her legs and picked her up, bridal style.
"What did you do to her?" Mokuba yelled in rage as he saw Tea faint.
"Me? I didn't do anything. You did." Seto yelled back.
"She was fine when she was with me. As soon as she went to you, she fainted." Mokuba said.
"But you were the reason she fainted." Seto said.
"What? You--." Mokuba was about to yell but Seto spoke.
"I'll deal with you later." With that, he walked upstairs towards his bedroom. He ignored Mokuba's yelled and protests. Upon entering the room, he gently laid Tea on the bed.
He should have known Mokuba hadn't left the mansion, and that the call was a ploy to get him away from Tea. How cold he have been so foolish to fall for it?
Sighing, he went to lie beside Tea. He gently touched her forehead and felt her cold skin. Whatever mokuba did must have scared her badlyto cause her to faint. His eyes traveled from her face to her wrists and he noticed distinct finger marks, left by Mokuba's iron grip. She was a delicate flower and Seto had always treated her as one. Mokuba, in his rage, failed to realize that and crushed her.
'How could mokuba have been so cruel to her?' he thought as he held her small wrists and kissed them lightly. Awakened by the contact, Tea gasped and tried to pull away, dreadingit was Mokuba.
" Calm down. It's me." He whispered to her sensing her fear. She lifted her eyes to see his face and hugged him, sobbing lightly.
"I… I was… so scared." She said between sobs. Seto kissed her forehead in affection.
"What happened?" he asked.
"He… he… kissed… I tried… to..stop…I'm sorry." She said. Images of what must have happened flashed in Seto's mind.
"I'm here now Tea. I'm sorry I left you earlier." Seto said. She sniffled and kissed his neck.
"Don't leave me again Seto. I'm scared." She said, hugging him tightly.
"I won't. Just relax and go to sleep. Ok?" He said. She nodded and closed her eyes. Seto smiled and kissed her lightly. A smile appeared on her lips and she drifted to sleep. Seto just watched her angelic face. She was so beautiful, so radiant, so pure that it was natural for her to attract unrequited attention. He never guessed the attention would be from his brother. He knew Tea had always thought of mokuba as a little brother and treated him like one as well. Then what caused mokuba to feel this way? No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't figure it out. He sighed in frustration.
"I need some coffee." He muttered and got off the bed.
"Where are you going?" a sleepy Tea asked. He kissed her forehead and said.
"I'm going to get some coffee. I'll be back shortly. Ok?" She smiled so he walked out of the room.
Tea closed her eyes again, trying to sleep. But without seto's comforting presence, she couldn't block out the images of her encounter with mokuba.
The bed beside her shifted and she smiled. Seto was back. She turned around and wrapped her arms around his body. He hugged her as well, burying his face in her hair.
"What took you so long?" she asked, snuggling into his chest.
"I had to take care of someone first." He spoke, causing tea to pull away in shock and fear.
"You're… mokuba." She gasped, recognizing his voice. Due to the darkness in the room, she had failed to see his face, but could tell from his voice.
"Of course. Who were you expecting?" mokuba said as he pulled her closer to him.
"What did you do to Seto?" she asked, fearing Mokuba had hurt him.
"He won't bother us for a while." Mokuba said, nuzzling her neck.
"Let me go." She said, trying to get off the bed, but he held her close.
"You're not going anywhere. Seto took you away before, but he won't be able to do it again. Not now at least." His words caused her heart to sink. Mokuba hurt Seto and so he won't be able to save her, like before. Mokuba took advantage of her thoughtful state and got on top of her, pinning her arms over her head.
"I love you so much tea." He whispered and kissed her. Tea bit his lip, causing blood to spurt. He grunted in pain.
"I don't love you. So don't kiss me." She said, much to his distaste.
"You'll learn to love me soon." He said and attempted to kiss her again.
"No." Tea screamed on top of her lungs, hoping Seto would hear her and come to her rescue.
"Shut up. Just shut up." Mokuba screamed as well, causing her to cower in fear. "I don't want to hear it any more. You're mine, you got it?" Tears fell from her eyes as he kissed her neck. She moved her head from side to side, trying to pry him off, but no avail. Her hands were pinned above her head, and her legs trapped under his legs. She was completely helpless.
"I hate you." She said, causing him to stop his ministrations.
"What?" he asked in shock and disbelief.
"I said I hate you." She screamed in his face. "I hate you. I hate you. I hate--." But she was stopped by a slap to her face by him. His eyes burned with rage.
"Bitch. I'll make you pay for saying that." He spat and began taking her shirt off. Color drained from her face when she realized what he was planning to do.
"No. Please don't do this." She begged him, but he didn't reply.
"Please stop." She pleaded as she struggled against him. This only infuriated him and he ripped her shirt in two. Tea gasped at his animosity. What shocked her more was the look of absolute lust and possessiveness in his eyes.
Mokuba lost all control when he gazed upon her unblemished, milky skin.
"You're so beautiful." He whispered. "And mine. Only mine." He growled and kissed her soft flesh, nibbling on her collarbone.
"Seto… please help me." She whispered. Mokuba bit her in anger at her words. She cried out in desperation when he tried to pull down her skirt but someone pulled him off her. It was Seto.
On his way to the kitchen, Mokuba had knocked him out cold by a bat to head. Tea's screams and yells brought him back to consciousness and he came to her rescue as soon as he could.
"You… I thought…" Mokuba was too shocked to say anything. He thought Seto was out for a long time.
Seto ignored mokuba and walked to Tea. He picked up her ripped shirt and covered her revealed form. Blinking her tears, she covered herself as much as she could. Seto's hand wiped away her tears and caressed her cheek, where mokuba had slapped her, leaving imprints. Anger welled up inside him and he turned towards mokuba.
"You monster. How dare you hurt her?" Seto bellowed. "I tried to ignore your actions, hoping you'd understand."
"What was I to understand Seto?" mokuba said. "That you didn't love her and were using her?"
"I never used her. I loved her and cared for her."
"Liar. You don't deserve her." Mokuba said. "I watched as you acted like you loved her, watched as you took advantage of her, I just watched. And I realized I deserved her more. I deserved her love and affection more then you did. I did everything I could to get her attention, but every time, you stole her away from me. I was sick and tired of waiting so I took matters in my own hands."
"So you did break into kaiba corp. main frame and cause all that trouble." Seto said, not willing to believe it, even though he knew.
"Yes. I did Seto. I'm willing to do anything to make her mine. She loves me and you should accept it."
"You're blind not to see she loves me." Seto argued. "Ask Tea."
"I don't have to ask her. I know." Mokuba said.
"I don't love you mokuba." Tea spoke. "I love seto. I think of you as my little brother and nothing more." Mokuba's face contorted in anger and he screamed in rage.
"You." He pointed to seto. "You caused this. You made her say this. I hate you." Seto was shocked at his brother's words. His own flesh and blood, the little brother that he treated as a son, was saying this. And after all he had done for him, all the pain he had been through just for him. Suddenly, his face became expressionless.
"Get out of my sight Mokuba, before I do something I'll regret." Seto said in a dangerous tone. Tea stood up and placed a hand on Seto's shoulder. He sighed and turned towards her.
She knew what he must have been going through. She too was shocked at Mokuba's words, and could only guess how seto was feeling. What caused her more pain was that she was the reasonof their feud. She was the one who caused them to hate each other so much. She slowly wrapped her arms around him and kissed him.
"I'm sorry seto." She whispered. He kissed her back and rested his chin on top of her head.
"I don't care about anything anymore Tea. I only care about you." He said.
"I love you." She said. They had completely forgotten that Mokuba was still there, burning in jealousy. Watching the women he loved, in arms of another made him lose all control.
"That's it." Mokuba yelled in anger. "I've had enough. I'll get rid of you once and for all." And before anyone could react, Mokuba withdrew a gun. Tea screamed in horror. Even seto's face went pale when mokuba pointed it at him.
"I won't let you take her away from me." He yelled in rage. Seto was too shocked at the fact that his brother drew a gun at him.
"Are you going to shoot me Mokuba?" Seto asked in a low voice, trying not to reflect all the pain he was feeling inside.
"Yes. If that's the only way to get rid of you, I will." Mokuba spoke. Seto's shoulders slumped at his words.
"Then go ahead." He finally said. Both Tea and Mokuba were shocked at his words. Tea quickly stood in front of him, shielding him from mokuba.
"I won't let you hurt him." she said determindly to Mokuba. Behind her, Seto smiled andgently pushed her away.
"Seto, what are you doing?" She asked with tears in her eyes.
"I need to know Tea." He replied.
"But Seto, what if he shoots you?" Tea asked in a worried tone. He smiled faintly.
"That's what I need to know." Then he turned to Mokuba. "Go ahead. I won't move, I promise.And if you remember anything form our past, you'll know I never break a promise I make to you."
Mokuba held the gun steadily in his hand, finger lingering over the trigger. But he was having trouble pressing it.
'Why? Why can't I shoot him?' he thought. 'He's the only obstacle standing in my way of attaining Tea. Then why can't I?'
He stared at Tea's face, which had prominent marks of his slaps. Then he stared at Seto. Though his face betrayed the emotions he was feeling, his eyes reflected all the pain he was bottling inside of him. One look in those eyes made mokuba realize why he couldn't shoot.
'What am I doing?' he frantically thought. 'He's my… brother.' Memories of their childhood flooded in his mind.
The time they spent at the orphanage, when Seto always defended him andprotected him.
The time in Gozoburo's mansion, when Seto took in all the abuse, just so mokuba would be spared.
The time when Seto gathered enough courage and killed his stepfather, just so mokuba wouldn't have to go through the same hell he did.
The time they were spending now, when Setoworked constantly to ensure a better life for Mokuba.
The more Mokuba thought of it, the more ashamed he felt. He was hurting the man who had taken care of him since the beginning. He was threatening his beloved brother. The hand that held the gun started shaking vigorously as mokuba slowly sank to the floor.
Seto noticed Mokuba's shaking figure and called out to him.
"Mokuba, are you ok?" Seto called in a concerned, fatherly voice.
"NO." Mokuba yelled. "How could I do all this? How could I hurt you? How could I be so insensitive… so blind?"
"Everyone makes mistakes." Seto tried to comfort his little brother, but it seemed like Mokuba was in a different world.
"How could I do it?" Mokuba whispered to himself and got up. Seto walked towards him, but Mokuba screamed.
"Don't come near me. Don't." he said and ran out of the room.
Tea sat on the couch inside the kaiba mansion. Seto lay on the couch, with his head in her lap. Tea was slowly running her fingers through his hair, trying to sooth him. Though his eyes were closed and his face held a serene expression, his heart was torn inside.
"He'll be fine." Tea spoke in a gently tone. "He's not a child anymore. He knows what he's doing. Don't worry about him."She whispered to seto. He opened his eyes and she saw the worry in them.
"I trust him." He spoke in a defeated voice. "I know he is old enough to be on his own. But it's just that… I don't know when I'll see him again… or if I'll ever see him again."
"Yes you will Seto. I know he loves you and will come back. He just needs some time alone to sort this mess out." Tea assured him.
"I hope you're right Tea." Seto said.
"I know I am. Now come on. Stop being so sad. Let's go to the game shop. You can insult Joey all you want and I won't stop you at all." She offered. He smiled and got up.
"I'll be back in a second." He said and walked into his room. He took out a paper from his pocket and stared at it for a while, before carefully placed it in a drawer.
"Come on seto." Tea called from downstairs. He took one last look at the letter and then left the room.
Dear Seto, (though I don't know if Iam allowed tocall you "dear" anymore.)
I'm leaving. I'm leaving this house, this city, and this country for a while. How long? To be honest with you, I don't know. I don't think I can stay in this mansion and face you or Tea ever again.
I was jealous of you. You were smart, handsome, every girls dream man. You were popular, strong and wealthy. I was just a leech, a parasite living off you. The only thing that comforted me was your cold behavior that drove everyone away from you. Yes Seto, I was happy that you were cold and alone.
But then Tea came into our life. She came as my friend and became your girlfriend. In the beginning, she hated you and adored me, and I loved the attention. For once in my life, I was being preferred over you. As sick as it sounds, I liked that and got addicted to that feeling. But then things changed. You changed. And tea changed as well. She wanted to spend time with you rather then with me. And that's when the seed of jealousy was planted in my heart.
Every moment she spent with you watered the seed of hate. And every bit of love and attention you showered over her acted as sunlight. As time passed, the little seed grew into a strong tree, with roots so deep it took over my mind. Its shade blinded me and I failed to see the love you had for her and the love she had for you. I made myself believe that you were using her and one day she'll realize that and come to me. It sickens me now how that thought comforted me.
But what I hoped never became a reality. My anger and hatred for you grew, as did my desire to get the same attention from Tea as I used to. I never realized when that desire turned to obsession. And before I could control myself, I was holding a gun at you… my big brother, my only living relative, the only person who cared about me.
The way I behaved was unacceptable and unforgivable. So I am not going to ask you to forgive me. I haven't forgiven myself yet. I need time…to ponder over what I have done… to make amends and… to find myself again.
Please don't try to find me Seto. I need to be alone. I need this solitude. I would appreciate if you trusted me enough to let me be.
I'll try to come back soon Seto. After all, I do have to apologize to you and Tea. I don't know when I'll come. I won't make any promises since I can't keep them like you can. But I will try my best.
After what I did, I won't be surprised if you don't want to think of me as your brother.After whatI did, Ideserve to be exempted from the family. But I want you to know that I love you and you'll always be my brother.
Your brother (if you still consider me one)
this is the end of this story. tell me what you think. i know the ending is sad, but i think it suits it. anyway, review and let me know what do you think of it. i'll be waiting.
also, i'm planning to write a new story with the same family twist, only this time, it'll be Seto-Tea-Gozoburo. it takes place in ancient Egypt, where Tea is an orphan. gozoburo takes her in and you can figure out the rest. it is a screwed pairing but i want to try it. tell me if it is a good idea. i mean, should i write a story on it. or would it seem just like this one.