Here's the last chapter of CHildren of Ra.
Chapter 36- Peaceful Lives
~5 Years Later~
"Pharaoh, there are just a couple of more things that we need to discuss." Sereth said.
Atemu mentally sighed. He had been in this meeting for almost five hours, and he was tired.
Aknankanon had passed away the year before, and Atemu had been made the new pharaoh afterwards. Amara had died only three months after her husband.
"All right. What is it?" Atemu asked.
The council began to ramble on about the state of the kingdom and the different alliances that Egypt had to maintain as several of their peace treaties were sue to be renewed very soon.
'I really hate this.' Atemu thought.
"There is one final thing, Pharaoh." Isis said.
"What is that?" Atemu asked praying that it really was the last thing.
"It concerns Marx and his family." Isis said.
Atemu recognized the name. With all that had happened during those few years, he should remember. "What about him?" Atemu asked.
"His sentence is up. He has served the five years that were required of him when Pharaoh Aknankanon sentenced him five years ago." Isis said.
"I see. Then he will be released." Atemu said.
There was a loud explosion.
It had become an everyday occurrence.
The two young boys cringed when they heard their fathers yell.
"What do you think you are doing?! You know that you are not supposed to use your magic when we are not around." Heba scolded.
"I know, Papa, but-" six-year old Hasan started.
"No buts, Hasan. You know that you are not supposed to use your magic because you do not have full control of it." Heba said.
"We have told you that time and time again. It's too dangerous." Yugi said.
"Sorry, Papa." five-year old Ramon said.
"Go inside. It's time for your lessons with Mahado, and absolutely no magic." Yugi said.
Ramon and Hasan nodded before they ran off.
"Honestly. Those two don't listen." Heba said.
"Heba, they're excited about what they can do with their magic. They'll learn with time what they should and should not do." Yugi said.
"I know, but this is third time today that they have ruined a part of the palace." Heba said.
Yugi used his magic to repair the palace.
The two brothers heard a laugh and turned to see Mana and Ishizu standing there.
Mana was now thirteen years old, and Ishizu was twelve.
"What are you two laughing at?" Yugi asked.
"Come on. It's funny to see them getting into so much trouble. They can never get any of the magic that they try to do right." Mana said.
"Yeah. They're always doing it wrong." Ishizu added.
"Mana, if I recall correctly, you did the exact same things when you were their age. With time and practice, you got better." Yugi said.
Mana blushed at that.
Mana had become a well-trained magician although there was still a lot for her to learn before she would be considered a full magician.
"Well, that's different." Mana said.
"No. It isn't. You were the exact same way. With a little time, Ramona and Hasan will get better with their magic." Yugi said.
"So, Marx is going to be freed?" Yami asked.
"Yes. He served his sentence without giving us any trouble, so he deserves it. Besides, we both know why he did what he did." Atemu said.
"I know. Truthfully, I'll glad that he's going to be free now." Yami said.
"You are?" Atemu asked in shock.
Yami nodded. "Yeah. He may have done the wrong thing, but he did it for the right reason. He wanted to protect his family, and I think that he deserves to be able to be with his family as a free man now." Yami said.
"Uh-huh." Atemu said.
A few moments later, Marx was brought into the throne room.
Marx immediately bowed before Atemu.
"Marx, you have served your sentence for the crimes you committed, so you are now free to leave the palace and live your life." Atemu said.
Marx looked up in surprise. "I am?" Marx asked.
"Yes. Gather all of your things and then you can leave the palace with your wife and daughter." Atemu said.
Marx nodded. "Thank you, Pharaoh." Marx said. He bowed again before he left.
"Well, I hope that he will be happy with his family." Yami said.
"I'm sure that he will." Atemu agreed.
Yugi and Heba walked into the lounge where Ryou, Malik, and Jou were with several toddlers.
"I heard that there was another incident." Ryou said.
"Yeah. We'll be glad when those two get a handle on their magic." Heba said.
"Although that will be a long time coming." Yugi added.
There was a girl with white hair and brown eyes in the room. It was Hanaya, Bakura and Ryou's two-year old daughter.
There was a little boy with lavender eyes and platinum blonde hair, and a little girl that looked almost the same. They were Marik and Malik's two-year old daughter, Maya, and their three-year old son, Myron.
There were two other boys in the room. One had blue eyes and blonde hair and the other had brown hair and honey-gold eyes. They were Jou and Seth's four-year old twin sons. The blonde was named Jono and the brunette was named Seto.
There were two girls in the room. One had amethyst eyes and the other had crimsons eyes. Both had long tri-color hair with blonde bangs. Both had tanned skin. The amethyst eyes girl was Raquel, and the crimson-eyed girl was Mina. They were Atemu and Heba's three-year old twin daughters.
The last two children were two boys. Both boys had tri-colored hair. One of them had lightening bolt streaks and crimson eyes with soft features. The other boy had no lightening bolt streaks and amethyst eyes with sharp features. They were Yugi and Yami's two-year old twin boys. The boy with amethyst eyes was Hino, and the boy with crimson eyes was Hans.
After everything with Lydia and Akerian had been dealt with, Yugi and Heba had asked their father is they could give Jou, Malik, and Ryou the ability to have children so that they could have children with Seth, Marik, and Bakura.
Ra had granted the request.
"Well, you will have four more to have to train in their magic." Malik said.
Heba groaned as he collapsed onto the couch. "Please don't remind me." Heba said.
Mina walked over and climbed up in her father's lap.
"Well, we have a few years before we have to start their training. You know that we don't begin training them until they are five." Yugi said.
"Yeah." Heba said.
"Well, ours may have some magic, but theirs isn't as dangerous as yours." Malik said.
"That would be because our children are the grandchildren of Ra and Isis. You know that it's not an easy thing to deal with." Heba said.
The doors to the lounge opened, and Atemu, Yami, Marik, Bakura, and Seth walked in.
The kids ran to their respective fathers.
"Where are Ramon and Hasan?" Atemu asked.
"In their lessons with Mahado." Yugi answered.
"That's before we start more training." Heba said.
"Yeah. We thought that we heard another explosion." Marik said.
"You did." Heba answered.
"Well, you can't blame them. They don't have full control of their magic yet. Once they do gain control, this won't happen." Atemu said.
"I hope not." Heba said.
Yugi laughed. "This is really a switch." Yugi said.
"What do you mean?" Yami asked.
"When Mana was still being trained, Heba was the one that was laid back and I was the stern one. I think that we have reversed roles." Yugi said.
"Yeah, but Mana didn't destroy everything around her." Heba said.
"Heba, you were already at the palace when I started training Mana. Believe me. It was just like this with her. She already had enough control when you saw us again that she didn't destroy everything around her." Yugi said.
"And Mana turned out fine, so there is nothing for us to worry about." Atemu said.
"Except for whether or not the palace will remain intact." Heba said.
"If you're like this now, I'm going to hate to see you when you're having to train Raquel and Mina." Atemu said.
"Please. Let's not even talk about that right now." Heba said.
"It won't be as bad the second time around, Heba. This is the second time that I have had to deal with this, so I am a little more patient." Yugi said.
"Well, at least tomorrow you don't have to worry about that. No one is going to be doing any kind of training tomorrow." Atemu said.
"How did you convince the council to let you have a day off?" Ryou asked.
"Simple. I explained to them that I needed at least one day to relax and spend time with my friends and family." Atemu said.
"You didn't leave any room for argument, did you?" Heba asked.
"No. I didn't." Atemu admitted.
Yugi walked down the hall and was surprised when Marx, Nadine, and a now nine-year old Ren approached him.
"Prince Yugi, would it be possible for me to speak with you for a moment?" Marx asked.
"Of course. What is it?" Yugi asked.
"Well, Pharaoh Atemu has told me that my sentence has been served, and that I am free to go." Marx said.
Yugi smiled at him. "I'm glad to hear that." Yugi said.
"I wanted to thank you again for what you did for me. Things could have been a lot worse for us if you hadn't spoken to Pharaoh Aknankanon on my behalf. You didn't have to do that, but I am eternally grateful to you for what you did for me." Marx said.
"I am glad to have helped, Marx. I wasn't forced to do that, but I wanted to help you as much as I could. Just go and be happy now." Yugi said.
"We will. Thank you." Nadine said.
Ren walked forward and hugged Yugi. "Hank you for what you did for my daddy." Ren said.
Yugi smiled at her. "You're very welcome." Yugi said.
"We will be taking our leave now. Once again, we thank you for what you've done for us." Marx said.
Yugi smiled as he watched them go. 'I know that I did the right thing when I helped him. I just hope that he and his family can be happy now.' Yugi thought.
Arms suddenly wrapped around Yugi's waist.
"Happy?" Yami asked.
"Yes. I'm glad that they can go and be a family again." Yugi said.
"Well, he owes that to you." Yami said.
"I know. It's just a good thing that he can be free now. After all, he only did what he did for his family, and I can't fault him for that." Yugi said.
"I know. We're happy with our family, and now he can be happy with his." Yami said.
The next day, the entire group of friends met in the palace gardens for just a day of fun and relaxation.
The kids were out running around.
"This was a great idea, Atemu. We all needed a day to relax." Yami said.
"I know. I sure needed it." Atemu said.
"Hard to believe that the last few years have been so peaceful for us." Bakura said.
"No kidding considering all the shit that we had to deal with those few years." Bakura said.
"Those were two very bad years in some ways." Atemu said.
"Especially for you given what that bitch Vivian tried to do." Marik said.
"Oh. I'm very certain that she regrets everything that she ever did to us along with her father, her mother, and Akerian." Heba said.
"How do you know that?" Ryou asked.
"Well, you know that souls cannot pass onto the afterlife or even be feed to Ammut until the gods pass judgment. Let's just say that Father and the others weren't exactly quick about judging them." Heba said.
"Meaning?" Jou asked.
"They tortured them for a long time. To the point that they pretty much would have accepted any fate as long as they were no longer tortured." Yugi clarified.
"Well, I can't say that they didn't deserve it given what they did. As a matter of fact, they deserved everything that the gods decided to do to them. They didn't deserve any mercy from them since not one of them felt any remorse for what they did." Bakura said.
"Yeah. Just wish that I could have been there to see it." Marik said.
Yugi looked out at where the kids were playing. "Well, it doesn't matter. All of them are gone and can't bother us anymore. They all got what they deserved, and it's over and done with. All we have to do now is enjoy our lives." Yugi said.
"Well said." Atemu agreed.
The group turned to see Ra and Isis standing there.
"Mother. Father. What are you doing here?" Yugi asked.
"You're not the only ones that can take a day off, and we thought that we would enjoy some time here." Ra said.
"Well, join us. I think that the kids would love that." Yami said.
The group continued to enjoy their time of peace and happiness.
"Well, despite what we went through to get here, we are together, Heba, and we are happy." Atemu said with his arms wrapped around Heba.
"I know. We are very happy now. I don't think that anything could be better than this." Heba agreed.
"Well, at least we do have the chance to be happy." Yugi said.
"That is something that I am going to enjoy." Yami agreed.
They were all uncertain of what would happen from there, but they were all ready to face whatever came their way together.
Once they all died, they were reunited in the afterlife with their friends and families.
Yugi and Heba too back on their roles as the sons of Ra, but they were still allowed to live in the afterlife with their families.
The time in Egypt's history was never forgotten, and the children of Ra continued to return to Egypt periodically, but Yugi and Heba never returned as they were happy in the afterlife with their families, Ra granted their request never to return, but remain in the afterlife with their families.
And they all couldn't be happier.
Hope that you liked it. This was the last chapter, so this story is over.
I want to thank everyone who read and reviewed this story. Thank you so much!
I'll be doing the stories Learning to Trust and Musical Hearts next. Not sure which I'll start first, but I'll be doing them at the same time.