"Billionaire's Brother Steals Game King's Girl," Téa read aloud, barely able to contain her giggles, as she skimmed the tabloid article, complete with pictures of Mokuba and Rebecca on the beach. "Spokespeople for Mokuba Kaiba refused to comment on the Kaiba Corp vice president's relationship with Rebecca Hawkins, a former professional duelist, whose summer wedding with Kaiba rival Yugi Muto was called off last June. But sources close to the couple say the pair have been dating for three months now, and hinted that their relationship was the cause for the wedding's cancelation. But is this really love for Domino City's most eligible bachelor, or is this part of an elaborate plot by his older brother, Seto Kaiba, to humiliate his long-time rival?"
"Can even the tabloids really believe that Kaiba would stoop so low as to have his brother steal my girlfriend?" Yugi asked, setting down a glass of orange juice in front of her. "The guy may be obsessed, but he's not desperate." He shook his head. "Oh, Joey sent this in the mail," he remembered, laying a newspaper clipping on the table.
A black and white photo of Mai and Joey stared out at Téa. Valentine, Wheeler, to wed in November, the caption read. Téa grinned. "Aww, Mai actually looks sweet for once. She sent me some pictures of her ring online. It's gorgeous." There was something secretive about Yugi's smile as he murmured agreement. Téa narrowed her eyes as she glanced up at him. "What?"
"Oh, nothing." He grinned that odd grin again.
Téa shook her head. "Whatever. We got the wedding invitation from Serenity yesterday. It seems she and Tristan are determined not to let Joey and Mai steal a march on them. They moved the date up to October 1st."
Yugi frowned. "But you'll be on tour then, won't you?"
Téa smiled. "Yep. So I made a call to a certain billionaire's brother, and guess what stop we have scheduled for that week?"
Yugi shook his head, grinning. "Domino. You're so wicked." He bent down and kissed the top of her head.
"Domino," Téa agreed. She turned her face up toward him. "It'll be good to be back after all these years." Her lips caressed his cheek. "Back where it all began." She laughed against his skin. "If someone had told me all those years ago that I was going to end up with that dorky porcupine head, I'd never have believed them."
"I wouldn't have dared to hope," Yugi said, his nose brushing hers. "But here we are."
"Here we are," Téa sighed, as she leaned into his kiss. As his arms enfolded her and she melted into his chest, she thought, And here I'll stay.