Chapter 4- The Same Confession
"Please, big brother." Mokuba pleaded.
"No." Seto said.
"Why not? School's canceled for the day, and I really want to go out and play in the snow." Mokuba whined.
"Because I don't want you going out and getting sick." Seto said.
"Please, Seto. I won't stay out too long. Can I please play?" Mokuba asked.
"No." Seto said a little more forcefully.
Joey sighed. "Come on, Seto. Letting Mokuba play outside for an hour is not going to hurt anything. Besides, as long as he bundles up and doesn't stay outside too long, he won't get sick." Joey said.
Seto glared. "Don't' get into this, puppy." Seto said.
"Hey. You said when I moved in that I would be responsible for helping you raise Mokuba, so I do get a say in this." Joey said.
Seto silently cursed. Sometimes, he wished that he had never said that he had never said that to Joey. "Fine. You can go out and play, Mokuba." Seto said.
"Yes!" Mokuba shouted, pumping his fist in the air.
"Only for an hour, and if you get sick, don't come crying to me." Seto said.
"Okay." Mokuba said, running upstairs to get ready to go out.
Seto glared at Joey. "You know, you let him get away with too much." Seto said.
"And you don't let him have enough fun." Joey replied.
Yugi and Heba were laying on the bed in the room that Yugi was using.
There was a knock on the door.
"Come in." Yugi said.
Atemu opened the door and walked in. "Hope I'm not interrupting anything." Atemu said.
"No. What's up, Atemu?" Heba asked.
"Well, Mokuba and Joey are going to go out and play in the snow for awhile, and they wanted to know if we wanted to go out with them." Atemu said.
"After nearly freezing to death in the snow, do you really think that I would want to go out and play in it?" Yugi asked.
"I didn't think that you would, Yugi. What about you, Heba?" Atemu asked.
"Well-" Heb started. He would have liked to gone out and play, but he really didn't want to leave Yugi alone in the house.
"Heba, go out if you want to. I'll be fine in here alone for an hour or two." Yugi said.
"Are you sure?" Heba asked.
"Yes, I am sure, Heba. If you want to go out and play, then go." Yugi said.
"Okay. I'll see you in a while." Heba said.
"In that case, so will I." Atemu said.
The two left the room, leaving Yugi alone.
Yugi shook his head. 'Heba worries about me a little too much.' Yugi thought.
Yami saw Atemu, Heba, Joey, and Mokuba heading out the door. "Where are all of you going?" Yami asked.
"We're going to go out and play for a little while." Mokuba replied.
"Oh. Did Yugi want to come?" Joey asked.
"Joey, after spending yesterday in the snow and nearly freezing to death in it, do you really think that Yugi is going to want to go out and okay in the snow?" Heba asked.
"No. I guess not." Joey replied.
"You want to come Yami?" Atemu asked.
"No. I think that I like being healthy." Yami replied.
"Okay. See you in a little while." Mokuba said as the four went outside.
Yami shook his head and headed up the stairs.
"I give in too easily now." Seto muttered.
"Well, you know that Joey's right. Mokuba does need the chance to be a kid." Leo said.
"An hour isn't going to hurt anything." Yuesei added.
"That's not the point. Ever since I started Joey, I have been letting Mokuba get away with more and more. I'm getting soft thanks to him." Seto said.
"Seto, it's not a complete bad thing. Joey is a good thing for you and Mokuba. After all, it does keep Mokuba from bugging you to play with him." Leo said.
"Yeah. Mokuba likes having him around." Seto said. 'As I do.' Seto thought.
Leo and Yuesei looked at each other and gave each other a silent smile. They knew that Seto loved having Joey around, even if he didn't want to admit to anyone except himself.
Yami knocked on the door to Yugi's room and said, "Yugi, can I come in?"
"Yeah, Yami. Come on in." Yugi replied.
Yami opened the door and walked in to find that Yugi was laying on the bed, watching TV.
"What is it, Yami?" Yugi asked.
"I just thought that since the others were outside trying to get themselves sick, I would come and keep you company." Yami said.
"You don't have to do that, Yami. I'll be fine for a while by myself if you want to go out with the others." Yugi said.
Yami sat down on the bed and said, "I like my health, so I would rather stay indoors."
Yugi smiled. "You haven't liked snow that much since you got the flu last year." Yugi said.
"No. I hated feeling that sick. I was sick in bed for a week." Yami said.
"Yeah, and since you were threatening to send everyone to the Shadow Realm, I had to be the one that took care of you because I'm the only person that you wouldn't do that to." Yugi said.
Yami rolled his eyes. "I didn't really want people around me so that they could baby me and treat me like some kind of invalid. You didn't do that, which is something that I am grateful for." Yami said.
"I knew that you didn't like being treated like that, so I figured that I wouldn't." Yugi said.
"Which is something that I will always be grateful for." Yami said.
"I heard that you beat Seto earlier.: Yugi said.
"Who told you?" Yami asked.
"Seto did." Yugi replied.
Yami blinked. "Yugi, Seto would never admit that he lost to anyone, especially me." Yami said.
"He didn't tell me. I knew when I heard him curse." Yugi said.
"Oh. I guess he did do that kind of loud." Yami said.
"Yeah. He did. I figured that you had beat him, and knowing Seto, he probably challenged you to a game of Duel Monsters." Yugi said.
"Yeah. He did. It was a pretty close game, but I still came out on top." Yami said, laying down on the bed.
Yugi shook his head. "You like to gloat when you beat him." Yugi said.
"At least I don't do it to his face." Yami pointed out.
"Yeah. You didn't." Yugi agreed. He got off the bed and fell with a cry.
"Yugi, are you all right?" Yami asked, off the bed and by his side in a second.
"I'm going to have to kill Heba. He doesn't need to leave things lying around." Yugi said, picking up a game Heba had left on the floor.
"I wonder whose more scatterbrained: Joey or Heba." Yami said, helping Yugi up.
"I don't think that either one is more scatterbrained than the other." Yugi said.
"Yeah. You're probably right." Yami agreed. Yami looked Yugi and over and said, "Are you all right? You're not hurt, are you?"
"No. I'm fine. I'm not hurt." Yugi assured him.
"If you're sure." Yami said.
"I am, Yami. You worry too much." Yugi said.
"Well, I really don't want you to get hurt any worse than you were yesterday." Yami said.
"I know that what happened yesterday was bad, but I'll be fine." Yugi said.
"Okay. I guess that I was just kind of worried." Yami said.
"Yeah. I know you are." Yugi replied.
Yami took a step forward only to trip over what Yugi had and fell right into Yugi, knocking Yugi backwards onto the bed with Yami on top of him.
"Sorry, Yugi." Yami said, getting off of him.
"It's okay." Yugi said, sitting up.
"I really don't want to hurt you, Yugi." Yami said.
"You didn't, Yami. I'm fine." Yugi assured him.
"Good. I really didn't want to hurt. I love you too much for that." Yami said. The moment Yami spoke, he was kicking himself. /Damn it! I didn't meant to say that!/ Yami thought, not realizing that he had left the mind link open.
Yugi looked at him, wide-eyed. "W-what did you say?" Yugi asked.
Yami looked at Yugi and could see the shock in his Light's eyes. /I hope Yugi doesn't hate me for this./ Yami thought, still not realizing the mind link was open.
"Yami, I would never hate you. You know that." Yugi said.
Yami was shocked until he realized why Yugi knew what he had been thinking. He shut the mind link, determined to keep anymore of his thoughts from slipping out.
"Yami, why did you say that?" Yugi asked.
Yami sighed. "Yugi, the truth is that Is aid that because well, because I love you. I have been for a while now." Yami said.
"You are?" Yugi asked.
Yami nodded. "I don't know when it happened, but I know that I fell in love with you at some point. I know that you might not feel the same way, Yugi, but when you were trapped out in that blizzard, and I thought that you might die from the hypothermia, I realized that I couldn't live with the thought that you had died without knowing how I really felt about you." Yami said.
"You mean that?" Yugi asked.
"More than you'll ever know, aibou." Yami replied.
"Yami, I wish that you had told me all this sooner." Yugi said. He smiled gently and said, "Because I love you, too."
Yami looked at him in shock. "You do?" Yami asked.
Yugi nodded. "I have for a long time. I guess I never knew how to tell you that. I was scared that you wouldn't feel the same way, and that that would ruin our friendship. After what happened yesterday, I realized that I wanted you to know how I felt before something happened to either one of us. I wanted you to know the truth, too. I do love you, Yami." Yugi said.
Yami's eyes started to shine. "Yugi, you have no idea how happy it makes me to hear you say that." Yami said.
"Actually, I think that I do know." Yugi replied.
Yami smiled, and pulled Yugi closer to him and kissed him.
At that moment, the door fell open, and Atemu, Heba, Joey, Mokuba, and Seto fell into the room.
"What the hell do you think you're doing?!" Yami shouted.
"Um, nothing." Heba said.
"Nothing. It looked to me like you were spying on us." Yami growled.
"Probably because they were." Leo said, looking into the room
Yuesei noticed Yami's look and said, "I think that all of you might want to run before Yami gets his hands on you."
The group took one look at Yami's angry face before they took off out of the room with Yami hot on their heels.
"Well, whatever they heard certainly made Yami upset." Leo said. He turned to Yugi and said, "What exactly did they hear?"
"Me ad Yami telling each other that we were in love with each other." Yugi replied.
"So, you finally told each other." Yuesei said.
"Not really. It slipped out on Yami's part, and he told me the truth, and then I told him the truth." Yugi answered. He blinked and then said, "You two knew?"
Leo and Yuesei nodded.
"We know most of what does on with you kids, Yugi. We knew about Seto and Joey before any of you even suspected it." Leo answered.
"I guess you got sick of me and Yami tiptoeing around each other then." Yugi said.
Leo nodded. "Yep, but at least you did." Leo said.
"I guess you and Yami will be spending more time together." Yuesei said.
"Probably not. We spend a lot of time together now as it is. We just won't be hiding that anymore." Yugi said.
"Yeah. It'll be more personal and intimate." Leo said.
Knowing Leo like he did, Yugi knew he hadn't meant sex, but he blushed anyway.
"Get back here!" Yami shouted from downstairs.
"Someone help!" Joey shouted.
"Calm down, Yami!" Atemu said.
"It's not like we heard anything bad!" Heba added.
"Come on, Yami. Give us break!" Mokuba added.
"Don't break anything in my house!" Seto said.
Yugi sighed. "I'd better go stop him." Yugi said before going downstairs.
Leo and Yuesei looked at each other.
"Now that they're together, we can stop stressing." Leo said.
"Indeed." Yuesei agreed.
"Yami, stop!" Yugi shouted.
"I just want them to give me a little more privacy!" Yami said angrily.
"One thing is for sure. We get a lot of good drama out of this group." Leo said.
"And we'll probably get even more." Leo agreed.
They were just glad that Yugi and Yami finally told each other, even if it took a blizzard to force them to.
That's the end of this story. Hope you liked it.
Thanks to everyone who reviewed.
My next story will probably be longer, and I'll probably base it in ancient Egypt since I haven't done one there in a while.