This is the last chapter of the story, so I hope you enjoy it.
Also, I start back to college on August 17, which is tomorrow, so Path to happiness is the only story I will work on now.
Chapter 19- Birth
~Five Months Later~
Yugi was getting rather irritated. It was the middle of the night, and he couldn't sleep. The baby or babies, whichever it was, were very active that night, and Yugi couldn't get to sleep.
Finally tired of just laying in the bed, Yugi sat up. He glanced over at his husbands, who fast asleep.
Yugi smiled. He never told anyone, even his husbands, but they looked very cute when they were asleep.
Chuckling, Yugi slid out of the bed and walked over to the balcony. He sat down in a chair that was out there and sighed.
Yugi really hated not being able to sleep at night.
Yugi tilted his head up and looked at the moon, which was full that night. Yugi smiled as he then looked out across the gardens. 'It is beautiful out here. I don't mind coming out here to enjoy the view as well as the peace and quiet.
Yugi laid a hand on his very large stomach. He could feel the kicking. He sighed and though, 'I really wish that I could sleep because even after they're here, I won't be getting that much sleep.' Yugi thought.
With his back hurting, Yugi figured that he might be a bit more comfortable in the hammock. He got out of the chair and went over to the hammock, sitting down carefully so that he didn't fall out. Once Yugi was situated as comfortably as he was going to get in the hammock, Yugi looked up at the night sky, feeling a sense of peace coming over him.
'At least it is rather nice out here tonight.' Yugi thought.
As Yugi lay there in the peace and quiet, he felt something jump up on the hammock with him. Looking over, Yugi saw that rain had gotten up there with him. "Hey, boy." Yugi said, petting Rain.
Rain walked up and lay down beside him.
Yugi smiled down at Rain and continued to pet him, causing Rain to purr.
Yugi giggled. As he lay there in the peace and quiet, Yugi soon fell asleep with Rain beside him.
Some time later, Yami woke up. He raised his head sleepily and looked around.
At first, Yami didn't see anything unusual until he realized that he and Atemu were alone on the bed. Yami sat up, fully awake now.
Atemu groaned and rolled over onto his stomach.
"Hey, Atemu." Yami said.
"Yami, it's the middle of the night. Go back to sleep." Atemu muttered.
"Atemu, Yugi's not in the bed." Yami said.
Atemu opened his eyes and looked around to see that Yami was right. "Where did he go?" Atemu asked as he sat up.
"I don't know. I just woke up and found that he was gone." Yami replied.
The two got out of the bed and started to look around for their missing husband.
Atemu was about to go out and see if any of the guards had seen him when Yami said, "I found him."
Atemu walked out on the balcony with Yami and found that Yugi was sound asleep in the hammock with Rain beside him. "I wonder why he's out here." Atemu mused.
"Well, he did mention that he's been having trouble sleeping at night lately. He might have come out here and managed to fall asleep in the hammock." Yami said.
"Might have. Think that we should move him back to the bed?" Atemu asked.
"Might as well. He'll probably be more comfortable than in the hammock." Yami said.
Atemu reached down and gently picked Yugi up.
Yugi shifted and curled into Atemu's arms, staying asleep.
There was a growl of annoyance from Rain.
"All right, Rain. Come on." Yami said, picking the tiger up.
Atemu and Yami walked back into their room.
Atemu set Yugi back down on the bed, thankful that Yugi didn't wake up. Yami set Rain down on the bed, and Rain walked over and curled up beside Yugi once again.
"Crazy tiger." Yami muttered.
"Come on. We need to get back so sleep." Atemu said.
Yami and Atemu climbed back into the bed and soon fell asleep.
The next time Yugi woke up, it was morning.
Yugi shook his head to clear the fog from his mind and realized that he was in the bed. He frowned. 'I could have sworn that I fell asleep in the hammock.' Yugi thought. He looked over and saw his two husbands asleep, although instead of Yami being in the middle, like when he woke up the night before, Atemu was in the middle of them. 'I guess they woke up and took me back to bed.' Yugi thought.
There was a little roar, and Yugi looked to see that Rain was stretching beside him.
Yugi reached down and started to pet Rain, who started purring and rubbing up against Yugi. Yugi smiled down at his tiger.
Yugi knew he needed to get Atemu and Yami up, so he reached over and started to shake Atemu. "Até. Come on, Até. Wake up." Yugi said.
Atemu groaned as he slowly opened his eyes. "What is it, Yugi?" Atemu mumbled.
"It's morning, Até. You need to get up." Yugi replied.
"Oh. Okay." Atemu said. He sat up and stretched before he started to wake Yami up.
Yami was being stubborn once again, and he didn't wake up.
Atemu groaned. "Why does he have to be so stubborn some mornings?" Atemu asked.
"Because he likes to be difficult." Yugi answered.
Atemu sighed. "All right. I guess there's one way to wake him up." Atemu said. He took his pillow and hit Yami on the head with it.
"Ow!" Yami exclaimed, rubbing his head.
"Oh, come on, Yami. That didn't hurt." Atemu said.
"Why did you hit me?" Yami asked.
"It's morning, and you need to get up." Atemu replied.
"All right already." Yami said.
Yugi laughed again. "Well, if you weren't so hard to get up in the morning, you wouldn't have to be woken up like that every morning." Yugi said.
"Well, we might as well go and get dressed." Atemu said.
All three got out of bed and dressed for the day.
Atemu went outside and ordered a servant to bring them some food up.
Yugi had sat back down on the bed.
"Little One, why were you asleep in the hammock last night?" Atemu asked.
"Oh. The baby was rather active last night, and I couldn't get to sleep. I went out there and sat in the chair for a little bit before I moved to the hammock. I just ended up falling asleep." Yugi replied.
"Oh. I wondered why we found you out there." Atemu said.
"Rain seemed rather content sleeping in the hammock with you." Yami remarked.
"I know. He jumped up in the hammock with me and lay down before I fell asleep." Yugi said.
"He was still there when we brought you in. I had to bring him in so that he could sleep beside you." Yami said.
Yugi laughed. "Well, Rain does like to sleep with me." Yugi said.
"Yeah, yeah. We noticed." Atemu said.
Two servants brought their food into the room to them and left the food on the table when they left.
The three sat at the table to eat.
"Yugi, how are you going to watch Mayella since you can't chase her down?" Yami asked.
"I'm not. Joey said he'd keep an eye on her for me since I can't right now. Besides, there's a nanny there, too." Yugi said.
"Yeah. We know." Atemu said.
As usual, there was more food on Yugi's plate since he was eating a lot more now.
When the three were done eating, Atemu and Yami stood up.
"Yugi, are you staying here?" Atemu asked.
"Atemu, no offense, but I don't think my back could take sitting through one of the meetings." Yugi said.
"Right. We'll be back after the meeting." Atemu said.
"Will you be all right on your own?" Yami asked.
Yugi rolled his eyes. "I will be fine, Yami. I'm sure that our friends will be coming for a visit as it is." Yugi said.
"Okay. Sorry." Yami said.
"Go on. I'll be fine." Yugi said.
The two nodded before they left for the meeting.
"Worrisome aren't they, Rain?" Yugi asked.
Rain just gave a small roar in response.
Yugi laughed. "I guess you agree with me." Yugi said.
Atemu and Yami reached the throne room to find that Shimon and Isis were the only ones in the room.
"Good morning, Pharaoh. Good morning, Prince Yami" Shimon said.
"Good morning, Shimon." Atemu said.
"Where is Prince Yugi at?" Shimon asked.
"Well, his back couldn't have handled sitting through a meeting, so he's just going to rest today." Atemu replied.
"I understand that. He does need to stay off his feet as much as possible." Isis said.
"He will, Isis." Yami said.
"That's good. He could have them at any time." Isis said.
Yugi was reading a book when there was a knock on the door. "Come on." Yugi called.
The door opened, and Ryou, Malik, Serenity, and Tea all peered in.
"Mind a little company?" Ryou asked.
"No. Come on in." Yugi answered.
The four came into the room and sat down with Yugi.
"How are you doing?" Malik asked.
"Just a little fed up. I'm tired of not sleeping at night." Yugi said.
"Still having trouble?" Ryou asked.
"Yeah." Yugi said.
"I haven't had that problem, yet." Tea said.
"Just wait, Tea. You'll probably have it, too." Yugi said.
"I'm sure that you're excited about the babies, though." Serenity said.
"Of course I am. I suppose Mokuba's on babysitting duty." Yugi said.
"Well, he sort of forced me to take some time off. He said that I need to get out a little, and that eh could handle the babies on his own for a few hours." Serenity said.
"He's right, you know." Ryou said.
The door just opened, and Joey came in with Chris and Mayella.
"Hey, guys. Sorry I'm late." Joey said.
"Hi, Papa." Mayella said, going over to the bed.
Serenity picked her up and put her on the bed.
"Hey, Mayella, Did you sleep well last night?" Yugi asked.
"Yes." Mayella said.
Yugi looked around and said, "I assume that Seto, Marik, and Bakura are also on babysitting duty."
"Yep." Joey, Ryou, and Malik said at the same time.
Yugi laughed. "You sure don't mind doing that to them." Yugi said.
"They'll never admit it, but the enjoy spending time alone with the kids, and Akefia, Mariku, and Seth do, too. They just won't ever admit to something like that." Ryou said.
Yugi laughed. "Well, that's good to know." Yugi said.
The group started to talk about different things.
Yugi felt the baby getting more and more active, and it was really bothering him.
"So, should we go anywhere?" Joey asked.
"Joey, I'm not getting out of this bed right now." Yugi said.
"Okay. So, should we get some kind of game and play it?" Joey asked.
Yugi was about to answer when a bolt of pain went through him. He let out a shocked gasped.
"Papa?" Mayella asked, looking up at him.
"Yugi, what's wrong?" Tea asked.
"Um, guys. I think I will be getting out of this bed." Yugi said.
"Why?" Joey asked.
"Because I think I just went into labor." Yugi answered.
"WHAT?!" came the startled reply.
"Okay. Joey, help me get him up. We need to get to the healing chambers. Malik, go and get Yami and Atemu." Ryou said.
Malik nodded and darted out of the room.
Joey and Ryou helped Yugi out of the bed and out the door.
Serenity and Mokuba followed with Chris and Mayella.
"Is Papa going to be all right?" Mayella asked.
"Don't worry about him, Mayella. He'll be just fine." Serenity assured her.
Joey and Ryou arrived at the healing chambers with Yugi just as Isis walked out.
"Isis!" Ryou called before she could get too far down the hall.
Isis turned and was surprised to see Ryou and Joey with Yugi. "What is going on?" Isis asked.
"Isis, Yugi thinks that he went into labor." Ryou said
Isis's eyes widened. "Get him inside now." Isis ordered.
Ryou and Joey helped Yugi into the room and to one of the beds.
Isis then kicked the two out of the room.
"Well?" Tea asked.
"Isis is tending to him. Don't worry." Ryou said.
"All right. If that is everything, then this meeting is adjourned." Atemu said.
Atemu and Yami walked down from the throne and headed for the door with the others following them.
Before they reached the doors, the doors were thrown open, and an out of breath Malik was there.
"Malik! What are you doing?" Mariku demanded. He knew that Malik knew better than that.
"I'm sorry, but Yugi's in labor and in the healing chambers." Malik said quickly.
Atemu and Yami's eyes widened at that before both darted out of the throne room, heading for the healing chambers.
"No wonder you came here." Seth said as he followed behind Atemu and Yami with Akefia, Mariku, Malik, and Mahado.
When Atemu and Yami reached the door to the healing chambers, they found that Ryou, Joey, Serenity, and Tea were outside with Mayella and Chris.
"Is he all right?" Atemu asked.
"Isis is in with him now." Ryou answered.
~Six Hours Later~
Isis and her helpers were busy with helping Yugi deliver the babies.
There had already been two babies and there was a third.
"All right, Yugi. I need you to push for me." Isis said.
Yugi did as he was told. He was very tired having already had two and was starting to struggle.
Soon, there were cries that filled the room.
Isis handed the baby to one of the helpers and checked to make sure that that was the last baby. She smiled and said, "Well, it's over, Yugi. That was the last baby."
Yugi nodded. "Are they all right?" Yugi asked, concerned for his children.
Isis smiled. "They are just fine. There are two boys, and a girl. From their looks, I would say that both Yami and Atemu have a boy, and Atemu has a girl." Isis said.
After the babies were cleaned from birth, Isis handed two of the babies to Yugi, and one of the helpers held the last one.
"I'll be right back." Isis said.
Atemu and Yami were nervously pacing outside of the throne room. They were starting to understand why their friends had paced so much when their husbands had gone into labor.
After what had seemed like an eternity, which had been six hours, Isis came out of the healing chambers.
"Isis, how is he?" Atemu asked the moment the woman stepped outside.
Isis smiled reassuringly. "He's just fine, and so are the babies." Isis said.
The two weren't surprised to hear babies since Yugi had been so big.
"You can come in and see him." Isis said.
Atemu and Yami immediately went into the room with Isis.
"When can I see Papa?" Mayella asked.
"Don't worry, Mayella." Serenity said, rubbing her head. "You'll see him in a minute." Serenity said.
Mayella nodded her head.
Atemu and Yami walked into the room to find that Yugi was holding two babies and a helper was holding a third.
"Triplets?" Yami asked.
"Yes." Isis replied, motioning for the helper to hand the one she held to them.
The helper handed the baby to Atemu before all of the helpers left.
Atemu and Yami went over to Yugi.
"Are you all right, Yugi?" Yami asked, sitting down on the bed.
"I'm fine, Yami." Yugi assured him.
"He had two boys and a girl. One of the boys and the girl appear to be Atemu's." Isis said.
The girl had tanned skin and tri-color hair with sharp features and maroon colored eyes like Atemu. The boy had tanned skin, tri-color, start shaped hair with lightening bolt streaks and a mix of maroon and amethyst eyes.
"The other boy seems to be Yami's," Isis aid.
The other boy had star-shaped, tri-color hair with no lightening bolt streaks, soft features, and crimson eyes.
"It looks like it." Atemu said.
"Well, I will leave you alone." Isis said before leaving.
Yami took one of the babies that Yugi was holding, the girl.
Atemu was holding the boy that was Yami's.
"Well, we certainly are lucky." Atemu said.
"Yeah. We are." Yami agreed.
"You know that we need to name them." Yugi said.
"But what?" Yami asked.
Atemu looked over at the girl and said, "You know, I think that we should name the girl Katrina."
"Hmm. That's a great name." Yugi said.
"Well, how about naming the boy Yugi's holding Jeremiah." Yami suggested.
"I think that's a great one." Atemu said.
"Well, how about Terrance for the last one?" Yugi suggested.
"I think that that will work." Atemu agreed.
"Well, it looks like we've got four kids now." Yami said.
"Speaking of which, one of you go and get Mayella." Yugi said.
Yami handed Katrina to Atemu before going to get her. He returned with her.
"Hi, Papa." Mayella said.
"Hi, Mayella. Come here and say hello to your brothers and sister." Yugi said.
Mayella got on the bed and looked at them. "They're so small." Mayella said.
Yugi chuckled. "Most babies are, Mayella." Yugi said.
The three men smiled, rather happy with their lives.
~Ten Years Later~
"This was a great idea, Yugi." Atemu said.
Yugi sat between Yami and Atemu on a bench.
All of their friends were with them out in the gardens on a day that they were just resting.
"Well, he does tend to have good ideas." Yami remarked.
Yugi blushed. "Knock it off, Yami." Yugi said.
The two laughed.
After ten years, everyone was still happy.
Ryou, Bakura, and Akefia had two daughter, Jenny, who was Akefia's, and Josephine, who was Bakura's in addition to their two sons, Alex and Jax. The two girls were eight.
Malik, Marik, and Mariku had another son, Kufu, and a daughter, Mariella in addition to their first two sons, Zen and Zan. The two younger twins were six.
Joey, Seto, and Seth had two girls, Cassy, who was Seth's, and Carrie, who was Seto's, in addition to Ellen and Marcus. The two girls were nine.
Serenity and Mokuba didn't have any more children other than Alexis and Mason.
Tea and Tristan had had a daughter named Beth the first time, and then they had a son the second time, Oliver. The girl was ten and the boy was almost six.
Yugi, Yami, and Atemu had had two more daughters, Angel, who was Yami's, and Ariella, who was Atemu's. The two girls were seven.
Yugi, Yami, and Atemu were all watching their friends.
Mariku and Akefia were currently in the middle of a sword fight, which is what they called relaxation.
Ryou and Malik were playing a game of Senet while Bakura and Marik were wrestling each other.
Seto and Seth were playing each other in a game of chess while Joey watched.
Serenity and Mokuba were sitting by the pond, talking.
Tea and Tristan were taking a leisurely walk in the gardens.
"What?" Atemu asked.
"I was just watching Chris and Mayella." Yugi said.
The two had taken the role of cousins to a brother and sister level, and the two were constantly playing tricks and arguing.
"Well, they are close, you have to admit that." Yami said.
"Things turned out pretty well for all of us in the end." Atemu said.
"Yeah, and I know that you were happy to be able to have the heirs with me instead of a woman." Yugi said.
"Yes, I was. Besides, we have some great children." Atemu said.
Yugi reached in front of him and petted Rain's head, who was now a full-grown tiger.
Rain moved so that his head was resting in Yugi's lap.
"This has to be one of the softest tigers that I have ever seen." Yami muttered.
"Yeah, but he's also fierce when it comes to protecting us." Atemu said, knowing that a few would-be assassins had been mauled by the tiger in defending his masters.
Yugi giggled. "It made you guys glad that you got me this tiger." Yugi said.
"Yes, we are." Yami agreed.
They were all very happy.
It had taken something as horrible as the Baby Brokers to bring them together, but Yugi, Yami, and Atemu had finally found each other, and they were very happy now.
Hope you liked it.
As I said, this was the last chapter, so I would like to thank everyone who reviewed, favorited, and alerted my story. I also want to give a special thank to Chibi Kuriboh for letting me use the Baby Brokers in my story.