A/N: Last chapter? I'll let you know.

Yeah, last chapter.

Chapter 16: Breaking the Surface


Was it all a dream?

Were the past two years just a figment?


I am hard pressed to say no, but they can't be, really. They were there. I was there. I was...alive.

Are you awake?

I remember that day. That day I met him. How I had been so alone when I was with everyone.

I was such a fool then.

Come little one. It's time to wake up.

The water makes a tight seal over my head. I am neither here nor there, but all around.

Ah, you're dreaming, aren't you? About me, I hope.

Being born is something I don't remember...

Well, dream as much as you like. But you'll have to wake up eventually.

But being reborn...

I dreamed about you, too, aibou.

Being reborn is something I can remember very well.

I dreamed about you when I was gone. I missed you. I missed loving you.

He was there. He helped me.

I never want to miss out on anything again.

He was there and when I was drowning he pulled me from the waves.

I never want to leave you.

There was a time when we were lost together. When we thought we had to kill each other to save ourselves.

I will never hurt you again.

But it is as little Yugi learned as a child.

I promise.

All limes are green.

I love you.

Not not all green things are limes.

I open my eyes.

"There you are," Yami whispers, kissing me on the temple.


"Where were you?"

"No where, really."

No where. Just breaking the surface.

Sub A/N: I realized something. I haven't really thanked you all for reviewing. The has been my most reviewed story and probably my best one so far. I'm working on some short things right now and I'm spinning this ridiculous fairy tale right now. (It's set in Japan, possibly modern day, so I'm learning some little words and getting used to using Japanese names.) It's more magical realism than anything else. Sort of. I don't want to go so far as to say that, really, but there is magic and realism and LOTS of puzzleshipping. So yeah. THANKS FOR REVIEWING AND I LOVE YOU GUYS A LOT!