Okay. Here's the new story, and there a few things that you need to know.
Tea and Yami are a pairing, but you find out it's not serious.
Yami, Atemu, Joey, Kyla, Tea, Tristan, Ryou, Bakura, Malik, and Marik are all eighteen.
Yugi, Heba, and Sayora are sixteen.
Seto is nineteen.
Leo is twenty-five.
There's magic involved in this story so the past lives are used.
If I think of anything else, I'll let you know either before or after the chapter.
Disclaimer: I do not onw anything. yu-Gi-Oh! belongs to its creator.
SUmmary: Many seek to control the power of the Treasure. When Yugi is endangered, Yami and the others learn a startling truth about thier young friend, and face teh chance of losing him. Heba seeks to protect Yugi, and does everything that he can to keep Yami adn the other away from Yugi becasue Heba feels that they are a threat to Yugi. Yami is in love with Yugi and will do anything to help Yugi. In teh face of a great danger, friendships are tested, lives are lost, lives are regained, and the loss of a loved one can bring the lives of so many people to ruin. YamixYugi, Atemu, Heba, MarikxMalik, BakuraxRyou, SetoxJoey, LeoxYuesei
Also, the characters Leo, Yuesei, Kyla, and Sayora are my own creations. They have nothing to do with Princess Neferteri AKA Krysta's characters.
Chapter 1- Secrets
Yugi sat in the schoolyard with his friend although he barely heard a word that any of them said. He hadn't paid attention to much except for Yami and Tea.
Tea and Yami had started to date a week ago, and Yami was always with her. Tea was now sitting in Yami's lap, laughing at something that Joey had said. Yami was smiling.
Yugi wondered if Yami was smiling at what Joey had said or that Tea was sitting in his lap.
It was then that the bell rang.
The group got up and headed inside.
Yugi couldn't help but noticed that Yami and Tea were holding hands. He sighed.
Yugi was deeply in love with Yami, but he had been afraid of losing his friendship with his Dark, so he chose to say nothing to him. It hurt to see Yami with Tea, but Yugi had chosen not to do anything except try and be happy for Yami that he had found someone that he loved as much Yugi loved him.
Yugi walked down the hall to the class that he had Sayora.
"Hey, Yugi. The guys are coming over to watch a movie tonight. Do you want to come?" Sayora asked.
"No, Sayora. My dad and I are doing something tonight." Yugi said with a forced smile.
"Oh. Okay. You just haven't been around much since you moved in with your dad." Sayora said.
"Sorry, but this is something my dad really wants us to do." Yugi said.
"Okay." Sayora said.
Yugi's father, Simon Mutou, had regained custody of his son from Yugi's grandfather, and Yugi had been living with him ever since.
Yugi went through the rest of his school day like it was nothing.
Since he lived in an apartment complex on the other side of the city, Yugi had to walk home alone. As he walked Yugi thought about his life.
'I hate this. I hate seeing Yami so happy dating Tea. Now, he doesn't even act like I exist. I try to tell him what's going on, but he says he doesn't have time to listen because he needs to be with Tea. I can't blame him for wanting Tea. She's a really beautiful girl and a lot better than I would be for him anyway.' Yugi felt tears come to his eyes. 'I need him, though. I can't handle this much longer. I hate feeling like I have no one I can turn to now. No one has time to listen. The only one who would is in Egypt. What do I do?' Yugi asked himself.
Yugi reached his apartment and tried the knob, feeling it unlocked. Yugi gulped, knowing that his father was home. Yugi opened the door and said, "Father, I'm home."
"Yugi, come in the kitchen." a gruff voice ordered.
Yugi put his school bag on the table and walked into the kitchen. "Yes, father." Yugi said.
Simon grabbed his son by hi shirt, lifted Yugi off his feet, and slammed him into the wall.
Yugi winced at the pain that shot down his back, but didn't cry out.
"I thought I told you to clean the kitchen, you good for nothing bastard!" Simon screamed.
"I-I did." Yugi said.
"Does this look clean?!" Simon yelled.
The kitchen was indeed a mess, but Yugi had cleaned the kitchen the night before, and it looked fine that morning before he went to school. Yugi knew his father had made the mess to give him a reason to beat Yugi.
Simon kicked Yugi in his side, causing Yugi to cry out. "You wimp! You should be able to handle that!" Simon shouted, kicking Yugi even harder. "You are worthless! You shouldn't even be allowed to live! I don't know why I keep you around!" Simon growled before kicking Yugi one final time and storming out of the room, slamming the apartment door shut as he left.
Yugi whimpered as he pulled himself up to his feet and looked around the kitchen. Tears started to fall down his face. "Yami, why won't you listen to me? Why won't you help me? Do you love Tea so much that you ant my father to hurt me like this?" Yugi asked before he started to clean up the kitchen, despite the pain he was in.
* * * * * *
Yami, Tea, Tristan, Joey, Seto, Ryou, Bakura, Malik, Marik, Kyla, Sayora, Atemu Leo, and Yuesei sat in the living room of the Moto home.
When Ishizu had used a spell to give Yami his own body, the spell had revived Yami's older brother from ancient Egypt, Atemu, as well, who was also welcomed into the Moto home.
"Are you two insane?!" Leo shouted.
Everyone cringed at the volume of Leo's voice.
"Do you realize how deceitful this is?! You're both lying to pretty much the whole world!" Leo shouted.
Yuesei grabbed Leo by the arm and tried to calm him down. "Now, lover. I know you don't agree, but that's no reason to go on a yelling spree and scare the daylights of them. It will not help anyone." Yuesei said, trying to reason with him.
"Yami, what the hell possessed you to decide to pretend to date Tea? Do you realize just how deceitful and wrong that is?" Leo asked.
"Leo, I get that you're upset, but I have my reasons." Yami said.
"And what might those reasons be?" Leo asked.
Yami gulped. He knew that it wouldn't be a good enough reason for Leo.
"Yami, please don't tell me that the only reason you're doing this is to prevent people from finding out that you are gay?" Leo said.
Yami's guilty look was all the answer Leo needed.
Leo groaned. "Yami, do you know how pathetic that sounds?" Leo asked.
"I know, but I just don't people to know, all right." Yami said.
Atemu sighed. "It's only because of Bakura's temper that no one has done anything to him and Ryou, and Seto's money is the only thing that has prevented anything from happening to Seto and Joey. Marik's temper also protects him and Malik. People aren't exactly accentual. Some are, but some aren't." Atemu said.
"And what about you Atemu? Everyone at that school knows that you are gay." Leo pointed out.
"Yes, and no one would dare to come after me because they know that I will kick their asses into the next millennium." Atemu said.
"Tea, are you okay with this?" Yuesei asked.
"Of course. I don't have a boyfriend, so it's not like we're hurting anyone." Tea said. Secretly, Tea was hoping that Yami would find that he liked her, and he would end up being her boyfriend for real, even though she knew chances of that happening were slim.
Leo sighed. "I really hope that the both of you know what you are doing. Sometimes, people do things that they think will not hurt anyone, but they ended up hurting someone that they never meant to hurt in the first place." Leo said.
"What do you mean?" Yami asked, seeing the wisdom of his cousin from ancient Egypt, Eternias, in those words.
"All I'm saying is that when people keep secrets, they do hurt people, even if they never meant to. I hope that this doesn't blow up in your face, Yami." Leo said before getting up and leaving.
"What did he mean by that?" Tristan asked.
Yuesei watched Leo leave before turning back to them. "Sometimes, Leo feels that something might be wrong. He must sense that something might go wrong with this." Yuesei said.
"Do you think that this is a bad idea?" Kyla asked.
"I think that anything that involves lying is a bad idea, but if you want to do this, go ahead. I just hope you don't end up doing something that you will regret." Yuesei said. He stood up and said, "Watch your movie. Leo and I will be upstairs."
"Do you think that we should be worried about what Leo is sensing?" Joey asked.
"No, puppy. Leo was always like that. There's nothing bad that is going to happen because of them lying about the fact that they are dating." Seto said.
Atemu frowned. He wasn't convinced. He knew that when Eternias had gotten those feelings, they were usually right.
Tristan put in the movie and the group settled back to watch it.
* * * * * *
After Yugi had finished cleaning the kitchen, he had gone back to his room and done his homework.
Yugi sighed as he glanced at the Millennium Puzzle on his desk. Yugi picked it up and looked at it. "Once this symbolized hope and friendship for me, but now, it only symbolizes despair and broken promises." Yugi said. He opened a drawer and put the Millennium Puzzle in it before locking it.
Yugi stood up and went over to the bed, flopping down on it. His back hurt from when his father had slammed him into the wall.
The front door slammed, and Simon yelled, "YUGI!"
Yugi gulped. His father was drunk, and there was no good that could come of it, but he would shut make it worse by not going. Yugi stood up and walked into the living room. "Yes, Fa-" Yugi didn't finished before he was punched in the stomach and sent crashing to his knees.
"Worthless brat!" Simon shouted, grabbing Yugi by his collar and lifting him off the ground. "You don't need to live!" He punched Yugi in the stomach again, letting him crash into the table with a cry.
The beating continued for an hour before Simon passed out from the alcohol.
Whimpering, Yugi limped into the bathroom and took off his bloody clothes before he sat down in a tub of hot water and let the water soak through him. Yugi cleaned his injuries, holding back his cried of pain. Once done, Yugi got out of the tub and dried off. He looked into the mirror.
"Yami. Heba. Someone, please help me." Yugi said as he collapsed to the ground and curled up into a ball and started sobbing from the pain in his body and his heart.
* * * * * *
"Master, we have found him." a female voice said.
"At least. The Treasure has been reborn." a male voice said, standing up. He wore a black robe and black pants with a sword slung over his shoulder.
"Shall we go and capture him?" the female voice asked.
"No. We will watch and wait. We need to ensure that we can get by his protector and anyone else close to him." the man said.
"I shall send Zepher to monitor him." the female said.
"No, Maytrine. I will monitor this one alone." the man said.
"Sir, are you sure?" Maytrine asked.
"Yes. I will not allow the treasure to slip through my fingers a second time." the man said before vanishing.
* * * * * *
A boy who looked exactly like Yugi except for the fact that he had tanned skin shot up in bed.
"Yugi! No! He's in danger!" the boy called Heba exclaimed. He jumped out of the bed with a start.
Heba was no longer in his bedroom, but in what appeared to be a throne room with three powerful beings.
Osiris, the Egyptian god of the dead and lord of the underworld, sat on the right.
Horus, the Egyptian god of the sun, sky, and goodness, sat in the middle.
Ra, the Egyptian god of creation and control of the universe, sat on the left.
"Protector of the Treasure, you have no time." Osiris said.
"Menthos knows of the Treasure's existence and will now go after him and seek his power." Ra said.
"Go and do your duty to us. Protect the Treasure form all that will harm him." Horus said.
"My lords, my I speak?" Heba asked, kneeling.
"Speak and make your words known." Horus said.
"Yugi, the Treasure, my brother, had Dark half named Yami. Why does he not protect him? Why has he left him vulnerable?" Heba asked.
"The former pharaoh has lost sight of what is important and in seek of the protection of the fact that he prefers the company of men to women, he has taken to, as you say, date a female friend named tea. Though the relationship is fraud, it has caused him to forget about the existence of his Light and has left his Light vulnerable." Ra said.
"Can he be saved?" Heba asked.
"Only you can decide that. Go quickly. For not only does Menthos pose a threat to the Treasure, but so does the Treasure's father. He is cruel and heartless. I fear for the Treasure's safety." Osiris said.
"Yes, my lords. I shall not fail." Heba said. He was returned to his room.
"I must hurry. Yugi needs me." Heba said, running from the room.
Okay. That's the first chapter. I know it might be a little confusing, but everything will be explained later on.
No one knows about Heba except for Yugi.
As far as the Egyptian gods I used go:
Osiris is the god of the underworld
Horus is the gof of the sun, sky, and goodness
Ra is the god of creation and control of teh universe.
They'll come into play later on, too.
I know you might be upset that Yugi's father is abusing him, but it's just part of the story.