Until We Meet Again
Yami-Yugi's friends cheered as Dark Magician delivered the final blow .
"That's my grandson," Solomon said proudly.
"He never ceases to amaze me," Professor Hawkins commented.
"No, it can't be, he cheated, Yugi must've cheated!"
"You programmed an illegal card with all kinds of powers, trick your own brother into playing it, not to mention use illegal means to take down Kaiba Corp.," Harold said. "And you call Yugi the cheater?"
"I'll say it before and I'll say it again," Tristan said. "It's the pot calling the kettle black."
Yami-Yugi went up to Leon, "Well done," he said.
"Th… Thank you," Leon stammered with his eyes tearing up.
"You dueled honorably even under the toughest of circumstances. And most importantly, you made your dream come true."
Finally giving in to his emotions, Leon threw himself into Yami-Yugi's chest crying on his shirt.
"Stop your whining," Zigfried called from the lower balcony. "It wasn't a total loss, it will take Kaiba Corp. years of reprogramming to restore the files destroyed by my devastating virus and in the mean time I'll…"
"You'll what?' Kaiba and Saiyuki came out onto the upper balcony. Mokuba and Katy joined the others on the lower balcony. "You'll take my business away from me? You might have had a chance if your plan actually worked."
"But it did work."
"Think again, ever since the Kaiba Dome computer malfunctioned and trapped all those people inside, I was suspicious of another computer attack. So I had Saiyuki download all of Kaiba Corp.'s essential files onto a flash drive and keep it hidden just in case something like this happened. My entire computer network has already been restored so it looks like the only loser around here is you!"
"Seto Kaiba," Leon called. "I'd just like to apologize for everything my family has put your company through. True we may have been behind, but that is still no excuse for the actions that were undertook today. I promise that as long as I live, nobody from Schroeder Corp. or the von Schroeders will ever try anything like what happened here again."
"You dare apologize to a Kaiba?" Zigfried asked enraged. "That's it, as far as I'm concerned you are no longer part of this family! You are nothing but an abomination just like Harold and Katy!"
"Oh shut up!" Two voices said. Two different fists connected with Zigfried's face and the man was sent to the ground out cold.
"Wow," Harold said rubbing his knuckles. "Zigfried must have a thick skull."
"Tell me something I don't know," Katy said.
Kaiba looked down at Roland. "Get on with it," he said.
"Uh… yes, sir. The Kaiba Corp. Grand Tournament has now come to an end! The winner and still King of Games is Yugi Moto!" The entire crowd burst into cheers with even Leon clapping.
The gang was scheduled to leave the next day. The Hawkins, Alexis, Atticus, Duke, Katy, and Leon came to see them off.
"Well that was fun, but I'm ready to go home," Joey said.
"I'm ready for a home-cooked meal," Tristan added.
"Let's not drag this goodbye out too long I'll be in your neck of the woods real soon."
"Oh yeah, I'm sure Serenity misses me."
"Like heck she does!" Joey and Tristan said jumping Duke.
Solomon and Professor Hawkins laughed as they watched the boys wrestle. "Ah, to be that young," Hawkins said with a nostalgic sigh.
"I am that young," Solomon commented.
"Now you take it easy on that back, Solomon."
"Nonsense, I'm as limber as…" Just then his back gave out again.
"We'll miss you, Cousin Amara," Alexis and Atticus said, each hanging off of one of Amara's arms like monkeys.
"Hey, you'll see me at Thanksgiving," Amara pointed out. She took out a card. "Here, you two keep this."
Atticus took the card. "Swing of Memories? Is that a strong card?"
"Actually, it's a weak card that can only be used by a strong Duelist."
"Okay, I promise to get stronger," Atticus said.
"Me too," Alexis agreed.
"So you promise to e-mail twice a day and visit every weekend, right?" Rebecca asked.
"Sure," Yugi agreed. "Take care, Rebecca." He held out his hand.
Rebecca, instead, threw her arms around him. "I'll miss you, shmookie bear."
Tea purposely cleared her throat, "Boundaries," she said.
"Oh, don't worry, Tea, I'll miss you too," Rebecca said sticking her tongue out away from Yugi's line of sight.
"I'll bet," Tea muttered, a vein on her forehead throbbing.
"Are you two going to be all right?" Harold asked Leon and Katy. "I mean I know Zigfried can be…"
Katy placed a hand up silencing him. "Don't worry, with our new Vice-President of Company Policy…" Katy slapped Leon on the back. "He'll make sure that everything Schroeder Corp. does is on the up and up."
"With some help from our new Intern Technology Operative," Leon added doing the same to Katy.
"You sure we can't convince you to come back with us?" Katy asked.
"We promise Zigfried will behave himself."
Harold cast a side glance at Yugi, "As much as I want to, I still have some things to take care of with Yugi."
"Okay, but promise me you'll at least come by for a visit even if you have to drag your friends along?"
"I promise," Harold laughed then grew solemn. "Katy, here." He took out Serapheem and handed it out to her.
"Why are you giving me this?"
"Mama originally gave you Serapheem. With it, you'll always have a reminder of her."
Katy moved like she was going to take the card, then she pushed it back. Shaking her head, she said, "I don't need it any more."
She touched the side of his face, "Because now I have something else to remind me of her. I have my brother back."
"Harold, I have something for you," Leon said. He took out a card. "Here."
"This is the Final Light magic card," Harold realized. "You sure Zigfried won't miss this?"
"This is a spare," Leon said. "He won't miss it."
"Thanks, Uncle Leon." The three joined in a hug.
"Hey, what are you guys doing?" Mokuba ran up to them. "I hooked you up with the Kaiba Corp. jet so the least you can do is be on time."
"Sorry, Mokuba," Yugi said as he and the others grabbed their suitcases and ran to the boarding ramp where the jet waited.
"So Yugi, now that you've won the championship, what's next?"
"Well, Joey, the sky's the limit."
Kaiba watched the plane ascending into the sky. His single thought: Yugi, I'm sure we will meet again.
A/N: Everyone, thank you all for sticking through with me to the end. I thought May Sweeps week was perfect to end the series. I loved all of your reviews. More specifically, I'd like to thank:
SulliMike23 for the character of Drew Thruno (I hope I didn't botch him up too bad)
Kilnorc for the character of Brian Berg.
The yu-jyo and janime web sites for screen cap guides and episode synopses of the story arc.
Its time to duel web site for guides on how to use the cards. for allowing me to post my writing.
Coming up next, it's something very special… my second Original Story Arc (OSA). And here's a sneak preview!
Legend speaks of seven Millennium Items.
Six are known:
The Millennium Puzzle
The Millennium Ring
The Millennium Eye
The Millennium Necklace
The Millennium Rod
The Millennium Key
But what about the seventh? What is it? What can it do? And most importantly, who has it? In their quest to solve a murder, Yugi and his friends will uncover the identity of the seventh Millennium Item and battle an ancient foe from the past, both recent and ancient.
From one of the longest-running Yu-Gi-Oh fanfic series of all times comes…
Quest for the Seventh Item
Coming soon to the fanfiction web site.
Also look for Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Legends also coming soon.