Yuugi woke with a gasp, pushing the blanket off his overheated body. Unknown to him, pained noises escaped his throat, alerting Yami across the room.

Yuugi struggled to control his breathing. Every part of him ached fiercely. His head pounded with every heartbeat. He could barely think. He felt Yami's presence beside him and rejoiced. Yami would make the hurt go away.

"You're burning up, aibou."

Yuugi clenched his eyes shut, willing his headache to go away. Suddenly something cold was laid over his eyes and Yuugi let out an involuntary moan. He licked his dry lips. "Thank you, Yami."