Chapter 17- Happiness at Last
Yami, Yugi, Leo, Yuesei, Kyla, and Sayora stumbled into the living room of the Moto household.
Yami and Yugi fell into the loveseat side by side. Sayora and Kyla sat down on opposite sides of the couch. Leo sank into the recliner and Yuesei plopped down into Leo's lap.
All look tired and like they had not slept at all the night before.
"I am going to dip into my life savings and put up the money to have Atemu's bedroom soundproofed!" Leo growled.
"I never knew that anyone could be that loud when they had sex." Yugi said, rubbing his eyes.
"Well, it has been five thousand years since they were together least." Yuesei said.
"It may have been five thousand years since they were together, but that doesn't mean that they needed to keep us up all night with their noise." Yami muttered.
"I agree with Leo. Their room needs to be soundproofed." Kyla said.
Sayora sighed. "If it's all right with everyone, I think that a simple breakfast of oatmeal is in order. I don't have the energy to do anything more than that." Sayora said.
"That's fine." Yugi sighed.
Sayora and Kyla got up and went into the kitchen to fix their breakfast.
"Yami, should I go ahead and have your room soundproofed?" Leo asked.
Yami glared. "Not likely." Yami said.
Yugi blushed at the implication and looked away.
"When do you think those two will get up?" Yuesei asked.
"Probably not for awhile the way they were going at it." Yami said.
"Good morning." Atemu said cheerfully as he and Heba sauntered into the living room.
"I wouldn't ask our opinion on that if I were you." Yami growled.
"Why? what's wrong? Didn't you all get any sleep last night?" Heba asked.
"No. As a matter of fact, we didn't get any sleep last night." Leo said.
"Why not?" Atemu asked.
"Who could sleep with you two going at it like that last night?! You really need to learn to be quiet when you're in bed!" Yami growled.
"Y-you heard us?" Heba asked.
"Vividly." Yugi said.
Heba blushed bright red as he hide behind Atemu.
"Oops. Sorry." Atemu said, turning slightly red.
"I'm having your room soundproofed so that we don't have any other sleepless night." Leo informed them.
"Were we that loud?" Atemu asked.
"Yes!" six voices said.
Heba and Atemu jumped.
"Sorry." Heba said, scampering out of the room.
"I think we'll come back down later." Atemu said, following Heba's example and getting out of the room.
"I think I'll be having to take a nap later today." Yami said.
"We all are going to need to." Leo said.
The group sighed.
"Didn't realize that we were that loud." Atemu said, falling onto his bed.
"That's not exactly something that you were worried about last night." Heba said, sitting down on the bed beside him.
Atemu looked up at Heba and pilled on Heba's arm, having Heba lay down beside him. "No. I was more concentrated on you. I guess we'll have to learn to tone it down a bit. That wasn't exactly an issue five thousand years ago." Atemu said.
"No. You would have killed anyone who said anything. Plus, no one would sat anything to you about hearing us since you were the Crown Prince and then the Pharaoh." Heba said.
"Nope. I think that Leo was serious about having the room soundproofed." Atemu said.
"Would you really care if he did?" Heba asked.
"No because that would mean that we can make all the noise we want and no one will hear us." Atemu said, grinning.
"Oh, no!" Heba said, backing away from Atemu. "Not again and certainly not now." Heba said.
"Why not?' Atemu asked, pouting.
"Because I think that if anyone in this house hears us again, they will storm in here and kill the both of us." Heba said, continuing to back away.
"Oh, come on, Heba. Surely you're not afraid of the people in the house, Heba." Atemu said, following Heba.
"Atemu, no. One, I am too tired. Two, we already had sex four times last night. Three, Leo will barge in here and kill the two of us, and yes, I am scared of them, so you can just forget about it." Heba said.
"But Heba." Atemu whined.
"No buts, Atemu. You are not getting any right now." Heba said.
"Heeebbbbaaaa!" Atemu whined.
"No means no! And whining doesn't work on me." Heba snapped.
Atemu pouted. "You wouldn't have said that five thousand years ago." Atemu muttered.
"Five thousand years ago, I didn't have six people who wanted to kill me." Heba said.
Atemu thought of something. "Hey, Heba." Atemu said.
"Atemu, I-" Heba started.
"No." Atemu interrupted. "It's not that. This has nothing to so with sex. Well, not directly." Atemu said.
"Atemu." Heba said warningly.
"Heba, did you know you were pregnant before I died back then?" Atemu asked.
Heba's expression softened. "No, Atemu. I didn't find that out until after all that ended. That's not something that I would have hidden from you." Heba said.
"Just checking. What was our son like?" Atemu asked.
"Amun looked more like you than me. He had my eye color. Other than that, it was you." Heba said.
"Really?" Atemu asked, smiling.
Heba nodded. "Yeah. He was a good baby." Heba said.
"I hate that you had to raise him alone." Atemu said.
"Well, not entirely. Seth was there to help me the whole way. In fact, I was two steps from killing Seth because he was acting like a mother hen the entire time I was pregnant. He nearly drove me crazy." Heba said.
Atemu laughed. "Yeah. Well, Seth and I were very close, so that doesn't surprise me." Atemu said. He looked at Heba and said, "Did you ever find someone else?"
Heba shook his head. "No. Truthfully, I never had the chance. I wasn't ready to at the time, and I was more concerned with Amun than dealing with finding someone else." Heba said.
Atemu smiled. "Tell me a little bit about your time with Amun." Atemu said.
They made themselves comfortable on the bed as Heba started to tell Atemu about their son.
The phone rang.
Yugi went over and picked up the phone. "Hello. Moto residence." Yugi said.
"Hey, Yugi. It's Tea." Tea said.
"Oh. Hi, Tea. What is it?" Yugi asked.
"Yugi, I was wondering if I could talk to you." Tea said.
"Oh. Okay. Do you want to come over here?" Yugi asked.
"No. I was wanting to talk to you alone." Tea said.
"Okay. Do you want to meet in the park in half an hour?" Yugi asked.
"That perfect. I'll meet you then." Tea said.
"Okay. Bye, Tea." Yugi said. He hung up the phone and then went up stairs. He pulled on his shoes and then grabbed a jacket out of his closet.
Arms wrapped around Yugi from behind and said, "Where are you going, Yugi?"
"Tea called. She wants to talk to me, so we're meeting in the park." Yugi said.
"Oh. How long will you be gone?" Yami asked.
"I don't know." Yugi said.
Yami leaned down and started to kiss Yugi's neck.
"Y-Yami. Knock it off." Yugi said.
"Why?" Yami asked, continuing his actions.
"I'm meeting Tea soon, Yami. Now quit it." Yugi said, pulling free.
Yami pouted. "You're no fun." Yami said.
Yugi sighed. "Later, Yami. I'll see you in a little bit." Yugi said.
"All right." Yami said, leaning down to kiss Yugi. "Hurry back." Yami said.
"I will." Yugi said before leaving.
Tea was sitting on a bench in the park when Yugi arrived.
Tea turned and smiled at Yugi. "Hi, Yugi. Thanks for coming." Tea said.
"No problem." Yugi replied, sitting down beside her.
Tea looked at Yugi in surprise. "Yugi, what happened to you?" Tea asked.
Yugi blinked, confused. "What are you talking about, Tea?" Yugi asked.
"You look beat. Didn't you sleep last night?" Tea asked.
"No. Atemu and Heba made sure of that." Yugi said.
"How did they keep you up?" tea asked.
"Atemu and Heba haven't been together for five thousand years. They're back together. They were married. Do the math." Yugi said.
Tea blushed. "Oh. That." Tea said.
"Yeah. Leo's already said that he's having Atemu's room soundproofed." Yugi said.
Tea giggled. "Were they that loud?" Tea asked.
"There was less noise in the battles against Menthos and the rest." Yugi said.
"That's loud." Tea said.
"Yeah. It was. No one got any sleep last night." Yugi said. He glanced over at Tea and said, "Tea, why did you ask me to meet you here?"
"Oh. Yugi, I-I wanted to apologize for what happened with Yami." Tea said.
"Tea-" Yugi started.
"Please let me finish." Tea pleaded.
"Yugi, I asked Yami out about two years ago. He told me that he didn't feel the same way. The only reason Yami asked me to pretend to date him was because he thought that I was over him. I thought I was, too, but when we started, I found out that I was wrong. I tried to use the situation to my advantage by trying to make Yami fall in love with me, but that never worked. Yugi, Yami didn't use me. I set myself up to get hurt, but Yami never realized what I was doing. Once he realized that I was getting hurt by this, he ended things. I'm sorry that we lied to you the way we did. It was wrong, and I can't tell you how sorry I am." Tea said.
"Tea, Yami told me everything yesterday. He told me why he did it, too, and it wasn't just that he didn't want anyone to know that he was gay." Yugi said.
Tea looked at him in surprise. "Yami told you how he felt about you?" Tea asked.
Yugi nodded. "I was upset that you lied to me. That was it. I wouldn't have ended any friendships over it, and I don't plan on ending them now. I get why Yami wanted to lie. I didn't agree with it, but I understand." Yugi said.
"So, are you two okay?" Tea asked.
"Yes, Yami and I are just fine." Yugi said.
"I thought that his feelings would have changed things in some way." Tea said.
"Well, they did. Truthfully, I felt the same way about Yami that he felt about me." Yugi said.
"You're in love with Yami?" Tea asked in surprise.
"Yes. I didn't say anything to him because I thought that it would end our friendship by telling him." Yugi said.
"So, are you two together now?" Tea asked.
Yugi nodded. "Yes, we are. We worked everything out." Yugi said.
"That's good. I'm happy for you two." Tea said.
"You are?" Yugi asked.
Tea nodded. "Truthfully, I think that I needed to see that there wasn't chance that Yami and I would be together, and while I was pretending to date him, I realized that. I'm starting to get over him now. For real this time. I think that's what I needed to move on." Tea said.
"Well, I'm glad of that." Yugi said.
"I know that you two will be happy together, and I really am glad that you're going to be together." Tea said.
Yugi nodded. "Thanks, Tea. That means a lot to me." Yugi said.
"Yugi, are we okay, though?" Tea asked.
"Yes, we are. I'm still not happy that you lied to me, but I do forgive you for that." Yugi said.
Tea smiled brightly and pulled Yugi into a tight hug. "Oh, thank you, Yugi!" Tea said.
Yugi laughed. "Like I said, I don't plan on ending any friendships." Yugi said.
Yugi walked back into the house only to be pulled into a hug by Yami. "Hello to you too." Yugi said, returning the hug.
"What was that all about?" Yami asked.
"Mostly, Tea wanted to apologize for what happened and to make sure that we were okay." Yugi said.
"I see." Yami said.
"Yami, could you let me go?" Yugi asked.
"Oh. Sure." Yami said, letting go.
"Where's everyone at?" Yugi asked.
"Leo and Yuesei said that they were going to go upstairs to sleep. Kyla and Sayora went over to a friend's house. Atemu and Hebe are still un their room." Yami said.
Heba bounded down the stairs then and darted forward, hugging Yugi tightly. "Yugi, I am so happy! I can't believe it!" Heba exclaimed.
"Heba, what are you talking about, and will you let me breathe?" Yugi asked.
Heba finally let go and looked at Yugi with shining amethyst eyes. "Yugi, I just talked to our aunt and uncle who've had custody of me for the last ten years. I get to live here now!" Heba exclaimed.
"You do?" Yugi asked.
Heba nodded enthusiastically. "I do. They worked everything out with Grandpa." Heba said.
"Heba, that's great!" Yugi said happily. He was glad that his brother would be around even more.
Yami noticed Atemu and walked over to him. "Happy, are we?" Yami asked.
"Very considering the fact that Heba and I don't have to live in different countries now." Atemu said.
"What have you two been doing the last few hours anyway?" Yami asked.
"Just talking. Mostly about our son." Atemu said.
Yami nodded. "Wish you had been there?" Yami asked.
"Yeah. Who knows. Maybe I'll have the chance again." Atemu said.
"Yeah. You probably will." Yami agreed.
Heba and Yugi were sitting on Yugi's bed.
"So, are you and Yami going to be okay?" Heba asked.
"Yes. We are. I've forgiven him and Tea for lying, and Yami knows that he had better not do it again." Yugi said. Yugi looked at Heba and said, "You're not going to try and get in the way, are you?'
"As long as you're happy with Yami, then I won't get in the way, but if he does hurt you in any way, I am going to kill him." Heba said.
Yugi laughed. "I should have seen that one coming. How are you and Atemu?" Yugi asked.
"We're fine. We talked for a long time after you left. He was wanting to know about Amun, mostly." Heba said.
"Amun? He was my nephew you had in the past, right?" Yugi asked.
Heba nodded. "Yeah. Atemu wanted to know about him. I can't blame him, really. After all, he never even knew that he had a son." Heba said.
"Since you two have a second chance together, you think that you might have kids together again?" Yugi asked.
"I know that Atemu would, and I do, too. It'll have to wait a while, though. We're both still in high school after all." Heba said.
Yugi smiled. "That's true." He looked up through the skylight in his ceiling at the full moon and said. "You know, Heba. I'm glad that we get the chance to have a normal life."
"You are?" Heba asked, turning his head to look at Yugi.
Yugi turned his head to look at Heba. "Yeah. Five thousand years ago, I wasn't normal from the day I was born. I was trained as a young child to control my powers. I never had a childhood, and as a teenager, I was constantly on the run with you. We had to fight off faction after faction that sought to gain control of my power." Yugi turned his head to look up at the night sky again. "In this life, I had a normal childhood. Well, after we got away from our father anyway. I had friends, I had fun, and I had a life. Now, I can live a normal life without fearing that someone would come along and try to take everything away from me. It's just nice to be able to live in peace for once." Yugi said.
"I can understand that. I'm glad of that, too. I can live a normal life, too. I don't have to worry about powers coming after you. This time, Atemu and I don't have a kingdom to look after. We don't have as many responsibilities as we did back in Egypt. We can live and have and raise a family in a somewhat normal way. It's a nice thought." Heba said.
"We've got that at last. The curse of being the Treasure is over, and we don't have to fear anymore. I couldn't be more thrilled." Yugi said.
Atemu and Yami were in Yami's room.
"So, are you and Yugi going to be okay?" Atemu asked.
"Yeah, we are. You know that we finally admitted our feelings to each other, so you know that we're a couple now. Yugi wants to take the relationship slow, and I can honor that." Yami said.
"You're not going to do anything to jeopardizes that, are you?" Atemu asked.
"Not for anything. I thought that I lost Yugi as a friend, so I am definitely not going to let anything happen to make me lose him as my boyfriend." Yami said.
"I can understand that, Yami. I wouldn't do that, either." Atemu said.
"I'm just glad that I don't have to worry about anyone coming after Yugi because of those powers that Yugi had." Yami said.
"Don't I know it. From the sound of it, if Heba hadn't given up those powers for them, it would have never ended for them." Atemu said.
"Well, at least we can have normal lives with them now." Yami said.
"Yeah, and I don't have to be king of anything, so Heba and I can have a normal life this time." Atemu said.
"With some kids, hopefully." Yami said.
"Yeah. I would like to be able to know and raise my kid this time." Atemu agreed.
Ten Years Later
"Amun! Hitomi! Stop running in the house!" Yugi hollered upstairs.
"Sorry, Uncle Yugi!"
Yugi shook his head and sat down at the kitchen table with Heba. "Between your son and my daughter, I'm going to lose my mind." Yugi said.
Heba laughed. "Yeah. Apart, they're fine. Together, they're double trouble." Heba said, drinking his coffee.
The two brothers were now twenty-six.
Yugi and Yami were married and had had a daughter, Hitomi Moto. She had long tri-colored hair and her bangs were like Yugi's but she had Yami's crimson eyes and his sharp features, but Hitomi had Yugi's kind and gentle spirit. She also could do the puppy-dog eyes, which usually had Yami breaking down instantly. Yugi had to discipline her since he was immune to the look.
Heba and Atemu were also married and had had a son. Amun Moto. After he had been born, Heba wanted to name him Amun because the child had looked exactly like the son Heba had had five thousand years ago. Seto's added input on the fact that the child did, indeed, look like the child Heba and Atemu had had together five thousand years ago. Amun looked exactly like Atemu except for the fact that he had Heba's amethyst eyes. Amun was a bit feisty and had Atemu's temper and Heba's sarcasm, making for a troublesome child.
The two couples lived only a couple of blocked from each other, so they saw each other almost everyday.
Amun and Hitomi had been playfully dubbed "the Terrible Twosome" because they were always getting into trouble.
"Yugi?" Heba said.
"Yes." Yugi replied.
"Still glad that you gave up your power." Heba asked.
"Wouldn't trade this life for anything." Yugi said.
"Neither would I." Heba agreed.
The door opened, and Yami said, "We're here!"
"Daddy!" Amun and Hitomi cried, running to their respective fathers, who instantly picked the two up.
Yugi and Heba watched this from the kitchen.
"I definitely wouldn't trade this life for anything." Yugi said.
:I wouldn't, either." Heba added.
Yami and Atemu walked into the kitchen and kissed their respective husbands.
"What have you two been up to?" Yami asked.
"Nothing. Just talking about how happy we are." Yugi said.
The twins shared a hidden smile.
The Curse of the Treasure had been broken, and they couldn't be happier.
That's it for Curse of the Treasure. Hope you enjoyed it.
Thank you to everyone who reviewed. I appreciate it.
My next story will be the prequel to this one. It'll have just blindshipping in it.