OK, I got this idea at work the other day (don't ask me how) and I just had to write it down asap!

Please be kind to me. I've only ever written Puzzleshipping one shots before so this is my first attempt at a full Puzzleshipping story.

So, here goes! I hope you enjoy it!

Rekindled Love

Summary: Six years ago, Yami left Yugi with no explanation. Now, he has returned seeking Yugi's love. But will Yugi return to his old love? Or will he do to Yami what Yami did to him? Eventual Puzzleshipping.

/Yami to Yugi through the mind link/

/Yugi to Yami in the mind link/



Disclaimer: I do not own Yu-Gi-Oh! or any of the characters.


Rekindled Love



"Yami? What are you doing?"

Yugi watched from the doorway of their shared bedroom as Yami rushed around the room, hurriedly throwing his belongings into his already opened backpack.

"Yami?" Yugi asked again. He was worried. He had never seen Yami act like this before. It was scaring him. "Did you hear me?"

Yami ignored his lighter half and frantically ran around the room, picking up his clothes and belongings and stuffing them into his bag. 'I have to leave,' he thought. 'I can't stay here anymore.'

Once he was sure he had everything he would need, he stuffed his things into his bag and zipped it up, before throwing on his jacket and shoes quickly. He hitched his bag onto his shoulder and exited the room, still ignoring Yugi on the way out.

Yugi stepped back as Yami barged past him. Yugi noticed the worried and pained expression on his other half's face, and his dread increased. As Yami made his way down the stairs, Yugi quickly followed him.

"Yami," he said, trying to catch up. "What's wrong? Where are you going?"

Yami still refused to talk to Yugi. He feared that whatever he would say would only hurt him, and he was already causing him pain by making this decision. It was not one he wanted to make, but one that he had to make, for both of them. 'This is for the best. For both of us.'

Yami reached the bottom of the stairs and headed towards the door. Yugi stopped momentarily at the bottom of the stairs and saw Yami going towards the door. 'What is he doing!'

Without thinking, Yugi rushed forward, past Yami and stopped in front of the door, blocking Yami's exit. Yami, not expecting his sudden action, stepped back warily.

"What are you doing?" Yugi asked desperately. He feared Yami's sudden distant actions towards him. They had been fine only a few hours ago. What had happened to make him change all of a sudden?

"Where are you going?" Yugi asked again when Yami gave no answer. His voice shook with fear and worry. "Why are you taking all your stuff with you?"

Yami just turned his head to the side so he didn't have to look at Yugi. His blonde bangs hid his deep, violet eyes as a shadow was cast over his face.

Yugi's own amethyst eyes began to develop tears. "Why won't you talk to me? What's happened to you?"

Yami couldn't stand it any longer. Forcing his body to act against his will, he stepped forward and attempted to push Yugi out the way. But Yugi would not stand for this and stood his ground.

"Why aren't you talking to me?" Yugi asked one last time. "Answer me!"

Yami tried so desperately to fight back the tears, but he could not fight them all. A lone tear slowly fell down his cheek .

"I…I-I can't," Yami stuttered. "I can't…I can't…"

Yugi blinked. "You can't what?" There was a pause where Yami let out a small sob. "You can't what Yami?"

"I can't…I just can't…"

"You can't what! Tell me what you can't do!"

"I can't stay here with you!" Yami shouted.

Yugi faltered at the answer. "What?" he gasped.

"I can't…stay here…with you. I can't live with you anymore. I can't be with you anymore-"

"But why not?" Yugi demanded. "Why can't you be with me?"

"Because I can't!"

"That's not an answer! I love you Yami, and I know you love me too-"

"I don't love you Yugi," Yami interrupted.

"Liar!" Yugi sobbed. "I know you love me, Yami! I know you do! You always have and you always will. That's what you say to me everyday. You've said that everyday since we've been together, and I know you mean it! I know you love me-"

"No! I don't!" Yami yelled. He too let out a sob. "I don't love you anymore Yugi!"

"Stop lying to me! I can see in your eyes you still love me! So why are you lying to me-" It was then that something occurred to Yugi. Cautiously, he asked, "You've spoken to him again, haven't you?"

"Spoken to who?" Yami spat. Something flickered in his eyes. Yugi saw this and new he was right.

"That man we saw in the park the other day. That religious person who was against our relationship because it was 'unholy'. He's said something to you, hasn't he? Hasn't he!"

"So what if he has!" Yami yelled back, now facing Yugi. "Have you ever thought what he said might be true?"

"What are you saying? That you believe what he says?"

Yami stayed silent. Yugi stepped forward and looked Yami in the eye, even though he tried to look away.

"Yami, I don't care what other people think of us! I don't care what they say, or what they do when they see us together. All that matters to me is that I'm with you. That's all I want; to be with you, forever. Doesn't that matter to you too?"

There was another pause, before Yami answered coldly; "Not any more."

Again Yami tried to walk past Yugi, but again Yugi blocked him. This time, instead of just standing there, Yugi forced his lips on top of Yami's and trapped him in a passionate kiss. Yami's eyes bolted open at Yugi's unexpected action. His heart was flying inside his chest. How he so wanted to kiss Yugi back with as much passion as Yugi was giving him. How he wanted to forget what he had heard, what he had to do. How he wanted to hold his light in his arms and live his life as he wanted to; with Yugi. But he couldn't. He just couldn't.

Placing his hands on Yugi's shoulder, he forced Yugi away from him. His heart broke as he was forced against his will to separate with the only person he truly loved.

Yugi was surprised by Yami's sudden dismissal, but recovered quickly.

"Tell me that didn't mean anything to you," he said angrily. Hot, angry tears fell down his cheeks. "Tell me you didn't feel what I felt. Tell me you don't love me! Go on! Say it!"

Yami looked up at Yugi, anger in his eyes. This was causing him so much pain, and it would surely cause Yugi more. But it had to be done. For both of them.

"Yugi," he growled. "I don't love you and I never have!-"

"You don't mean that…" Yugi said quietly.

"Yes I do! You're just a childish little sixteen year old boy that I took advantage of just for the sake of it!"

"No, it's not true. It's not true! I refuse to believe it-"

"Well you better believe it because it's all true! Remember all those times I said 'I love you' and 'you're the only one for me'? Yes? Well, I was lying! Everything I said was lies! I have never loved you AND I NEVER WILL!"

And before Yugi could do or say anything, Yami pushed past him, opened the front door to the Kame Game Shop and slammed it shut behind him. He quickly made his way down the dark, empty road, not caring where he was going or what he was going to do. Tears streamed down his eyes and he made he way out of Domino City, forever. 'I'm sorry, Yugi.'

Back at the Kame Game Shop, Yugi stood still. His body was numb from shock. Yami's cruel words were still ringing in his head. All this time, Yami has been using him. All this time, Yugi had thought Yami loved him as much as he loved him. But he was just using him. And for no reason at all. And the worst part of it all was that Yugi still loved him. Even after all this, he still loved Yami.

Yugi's knees buckled and he collapsed to the floor. Still hearing Yami's cruel words in his mind, he broke down. He punched the floor as the tears came spilling out. His heart broke into a thousand pieces. He cried and wailed for his lost love. He screamed for Yami to come back…

…But he never did. He was gone, forever.


So, what did you think? Was it good? Bad? Something else?

Please R&R and let me know what you think. I'll update as soon as I've finished my other story 'Another World'.