Here's the next chapter.
This is the last chapter of the story.
Also, like I have said before, updates will be scarce until I get out of school, so bear with me right now. I'll start concentrating on my other stories again, but updates will be slow.
Chapter 37- Happy Ending
~Ten Years Later~
Yugi walked into the house after he got off work. "I'm home!" Yugi called upstairs.
"Papa!" two voices called.
Ten-year-old Charlotte ran into the room with a boy running right behind her.
"Hi, Papa!" Charlotte said as she hugged Yugi. She had long tri-color hair that was tied back in a ponytail. She was also wearing a pair of blue jeans and a pink shirt.
"Papa!" the boy said, hugging Yugi's legs. He was four-year-old Adam, Yugi and Yami's son. He had star-shaped, tri-color hair like his parents and he also had sharp facial features and amethyst eyes.
"Hey, Adam. Were you good for your grandma today?" Yugi asked.
"Yes." Adam said.
"He was very good." Amara added as she walked into the foyer.
"That's good to hear." Yugi said. He then looked at Charlotte. "Did you have a good day at school?" Yugi asked.
"I sure did! I'm going to be in the district spelling bee!" Charlotte said excitedly.
"You are?" Yugi asked.
Charlotte nodded happily.
"That's great news, Charlotte." Yugi said.
A moment later, eleven-year old Blake walked into the room, followed by a little girl.
The girl had short, tri-color hair with soft features and crimson eyes. She was also tan. She was Atemu and Heba's seven-year-old daughter Amanda.
"What?" Charlotte asked.
"Come on. The show's about to come on." Blake said.
"Okay." Charlotte said.
Charlotte and Adam followed Blake and Amanda back into the living room.
Amara chuckled. "How was your day, Yugi?" Amara asked.
"It was fine." Yugi said.
After Charlotte was a year old, Yugi had gone back to work at the Domino Deaf and Blind School. When he had Adam, he had taken a few months off before heading back to work there again. He still connected well with the students, and he was one of the most well-liked teachers at the school.
Yugi looked around. "Is Heba here?" Yugi asked.
"No. He must still be at the shop." Amara answered.
Heba still worked at the Game Shop, which had been expanded into a chain of stores that spread across several cities in Japan. Heba was the head of the chain.
Solomon had died two years before, and Heba had taken on continuing the store in his grandfather's memory.
Yami and Atemu were still working at Sennen Incorporated, and the company was doing great.
Yugi and Amara walked into the kitchen and sat down at the table.
"So, where is Aknankanon at?" Yugi asked.
"He decided to stay at home." Amara answered.
Aknankanon and Amara had decided to move out of the mansion and into a smaller home. They had been living elsewhere for six years.
"Where is your next travel plans?" Yugi asked.
"I think we're going to America and do some traveling there." Amara said.
"That should be fun." Yugi said.
Amara laughed. "I'm looking forward to it." Amara said.
"I'm sure that you are." Yugi said.
Heba arrived home at the same time that Yami and Atemu did.
"Hey, Heba. How was work?" Atemu asked.
"Busy as always. I never thought that running a chair store would be this hard." Heba said.
Yami laughed. "Being a businessman isn't easy." Yami commented.
"Don't I know it." Heba said.
The three walked into the house, and it wasn't long before their kids came running to them.
"Well, this is quite the welcoming committee." Atemu said.
"Were you all good for Yugi?" Atemu asked his own kids.
"We always are, Dad." Blake said.
"Yeah." Amanda echoed.
"We just know how you two are." Heba said, knowing that both his kids could be terrors of they wanted to be.
"They were fine, Heba." Yugi said as he walked into the living room.
"How was your day?" Yami asked, going over to his husband.
"It was fine." Yugi said.
"Can we play a game, Daddy?" Adam asked.
"Of course." Yami said.
"After dinner. It's ready." Yugi said before heading back into the kitchen.
Atemu turned his attention to Heba. "Are you sure that your brother is not really a housewife?" Atemu asked.
"I heard that, Atemu!" Yugi shouted.
Charlotte started laughing. "Papa hears everything, even when you're not in the same room with him.' Charlotte said.
"You would know that, wouldn't you, Charlotte?" Yami asked.
Charlotte grinned. "Yeah. Papa's heard me enough." Charlotte said.
"Come on." Heba said.
The group walked into the kitchen and sat down to eat dinner.
That Saturday, the entire group met with their friends.
Bakura and Ryou had two children themselves. Their oldest girl was named Shirley, and she was nine. She looked like they did although she had the softer features of Ryou, but she ended up with Bakura's temperament. The other girl was Carly, and she was six years old. She had Bakura's fiercer looks, but Ryou's soft temperament.
Marik and Malik had a son who was eight. His name was Mason. He had Malik's gentler features, but he had Marik's crazy attitude.
Seto and Joey had had three kids. Andrew was the oldest. He looked like Joey only with blue eyes. He was nine years old. The middle child was a girl who was named Sandra. She was seven years old, and had brown hair and honey colored eyes. Their third child was another boy who had dark blonde hair and dark blue eyes. His name was Zach, and he was six years old.
Tristan and Tea had two kids. Their oldest was a girl who was named Kelly. She had brown hair and green eyes. She was nearly ten. The other child was a boy who had brown hair and blue eyes. He was named Tyson, and he was seven years old.
While the kids were off playing in the park, the adults were sitting around talking.
"So, how has life been treating you guys?" Joey asked.
"It's fine, Joey." Yugi said.
"Yeah. We couldn't be happier." Heba added.
"What about everyone else?" Yami asked.
Everyone answered that they were fine.
"Why didn't you parents come today?" Tea asked.
"Because they're on a plane heading to the U.S." Atemu answered.
"Another one of their traveling trips?" Seto asked.
"Exactly." Atemu said.
"Is there any place that they haven't been?" Bakura asked.
"If there is, I'm sure that they'll go to that place." Yami said.
"What are you going to do with Adam, Yugi?" Tea asked, knowing that Amara had been the one who watched him.
"Well, since Mai's not working anymore, she agreed to keep him while I work." Yugi said.
"Where are Mai and Valon, anyway?" Tristan asked.
"They said that they were going to be a little late." Yugi said.
The group watched their kids play for a while.
"We don't get together nearly enough anymore." Joey commented.
"Probably because there's so much going on in our lives, Joey." Yugi said.
"Yeah. I suppose so." Joey said.
It wasn't long before Mai and Valon arrived with a little boy.
Mai wasn't able to have children, so she and Valon had decided to adopt a child. The boy's name was Dominic. He was twelve years old. He had red hair and blue eyes.
"Sorry we're late." Mai said.
"Don't worry about it. We've just been sitting around talking." Yugi said.
Dominic ran out and started to play with the others.
Mai and Valon sat down to join their friends and family.
It wasn't long before the adults called the kids over so that they could all eat.
Once everyone was done, the kids went right back to playing.
"I don't see how they have all that energy." Mai remarked.
"Well, when we were that age, we had all that much energy, too." Yugi said.
"Yeah. I suppose so." Mai agreed.
"Well, it may be hard to keep up with them at times, but I wouldn't trade them for anything." Ryou said.
"None of us would." Atemu replied.
After a while, everyone headed home after a fun day at the park.
Yugi and Yami were in their room at the mansion.
Charlotte and Adam were already in bed.
Heba and Atemu had already put their kids to bed, and they were also in their own room.
"So, have your classes been good this year?" Yami asked.
Yugi smiled. "They always are. Some of the kids still have problems dealing with the fact that they are blind, but I help them any way I can. The fact that I was blind once makes them actually listen to me and trust me when I explain to them that they don't have to feel bad about being blind." Yugi said.
Yami chucked. "You've always been good at helping the kids to understand that there is nothing wrong with them simply because they are blind." Yami said.
Yugi smiled. "I suppose so. That's one of the important parts of my job. I have to help those goods kids have a high view of themselves, and if they think that something is wrong with them because they are blind, they won't have a good view of themselves. By helping them see that there is nothing is wrong with being blind, they can see that they don't have to be ashamed of it." Yugi said.
"And how do you respond when they ask why you had the surgery to allow you to see?" Yami asked.
"I tell them that is was a personal choice that I felt I needed to make. I tell them that I was never ashamed of being blind. I tell them that I wanted my sight because I wanted to be able to see my family and friends. I make sure they understand that I never felt bad for not being able to see." Yugi said.
Yami pulled Yugi close to him. "And do you ever regret having that surgery?" Yami asked.
"Nope. I'm glad I had it because I was able to see you and our kids. I don't feel bad about all the things that I missed while I was blind. I didn't really miss anything. I just see them in a different way than anyone else does." Yugi said.
"I understand." Yami said.
"I'm glad of that." Yugi said.
Yami then pulled Yugi down. "And I have a few ideas on how we can spend the night since the kids are already in bed." Yami said before he leaned down and kissed Yugi.
~A Few Weeks Later~
Yugi walked into the house after he got off work. He looked around and saw Charlotte there with a smile on her face. "Charlotte, what's going on?" Yugi asked.
"Here, Papa." Charlotte said, handing Yugi an envelope.
"What's this?" Yugi asked, taking it from his daughter.
"Dad asked me to give it to you." Charlotte said.
"Did he?" Yugi asked, wondering what his husband was up to. He opened the envelope and took out the paper inside, opening it.
Meet me at the lake. I'll be waiting.
'Now what is that man up to?' Yugi asked himself.
"Are you going, Papa?" Charlotte asked.
Yugi looked at his daughter. "I take it that you know what your father is up to." Yugi said.
"Yep." Charlotte said.
"Are you going to tell me what?" Yugi asked.
"No. Dad said not to tell you anything." Charlotte said.
Yugi sighed. "Somehow, I knew that would be the case." Yugi said. He then headed upstairs to his room to find a set of clothes laid out for him. "And he even tells me what to wear." Yugi said.
"Come on, Papa." Charlotte said, having following Yugi upstairs. "Go along with it." Charlotte said.
"I plan on it, Charlotte. Now, go so that I can ready." Yugi said.
Giggling, Charlotte left the room.
Yugi changed into the light blue shirt and black slacks that Yami had left out. He also put on the second engagement ring that Yami had given him.
'I wonder what he has planned.' Yugi thought, looking at the ring.
Yugi normally just wore his wedding band, though he did wear his engagement rings from time to time, but he always wore the wedding band.
"Are you ready, Papa?" Charlotte called through the door.
"Yes, Charlotte." Yugi replied.
The door opened, and Charlotte walked in. "You'd better go. Dad's waiting." Charlotte said.
"And who's watching you and Adam?" Yugi asked.
"My husband suckered me into it." Atemu said, appearing.
Yugi smiled. "Like you don't enjoy it." Yugi said.
Atemu shrugged. "Go on. Yami's waiting." Atemu said.
"All right. I'm going." Yugi said. He headed downstairs and grabbed his wallet, keys, and cell phone before he left the house.
Yami was waiting at the lake for Yugi. 'I know Yugi will come.' Yami thought.
Yami had decided to do something special for Yugi, and he had wanted it to be a surprise. He'd had a little help from Atemu and Heba in keeping it a secret. He'd asked Charlotte to give Yugi the note, and he knew that she would.
'Yugi should be getting here soon.' Yami thought.
It wasn't long before Yami heard footsteps. He turned and smiled when he saw it was Yugi. "I figured that you'd come." Yami said.
"You've never given me a reason not to." Yugi said. He walked over to Yami. "So, why did you want me to meet you out here?" Yugi asked.
"You remember when we were here ten years ago." Yami said.
Yugi smiled. "Yes. You brought me out here to propose to me for the second time." Yugi said. He laughed. "And I was so happy that when I flung myself at you, I rocked the boat and we both took a swim." Yugi said.
Yami chuckled. "Yes. We did take a swim, and I took it twice." Yami said.
Yami chuckled and leaned down to kiss Yugi. "I don't' care, Yugi." Yami said.
"Did you bring me out here to remind me of that?" Yugi asked.
"No. I brought you out here because today is out anniversary." Yami said.
"Yes. I know." Yugi said with a smile.
"I brought you out here to celebrate that." Yami said.
"Well, that is a good reason for brining me out here." Yugi agreed.
Yami wrapped his arms around Yugi and leaned down to kiss Yugi. "I thought that you'd think that." Yami said.
"So, are you planning on us taking a boat ride?" Yugi asked.
"No. I didn't." Yami said as they started to walk along.
"You realize that we're going to owe Atemu." Yugi said.
"He's already called in the favor. He's spending Saturday with Heba for their anniversary, so we'll be watching Blake and Amanda." Yami said.
"Well, that won't be too bad." Yugi said.
"I thought not." Yami said. He led Yugi to a gazebo that had a small table with food set up.
"What's this?" Yugi asked.
"Our anniversary dinner. I thought it would be a nice and quiet way to spend it." Yami said.
"Not to mention romantic." Yugi said as the two walked up and sat down. "How did you plan all this?" Yugi asked.
"Simple. I reserved the gazebo, left work early to set all this up, and had Atemu and Heba help me keep this a secret." Yami said.
"And drag your daughter into it." Yugi said.
Yami chuckled. "She played a small part." Yami said.
"I suppose so." Yugi agreed.
The two then started eating.
"So, do you have any other surprises for me tonight?" Yugi asked.
"You'll have to wait and see." Yami answered.
After the two had eaten dessert, Yami got up. "Come on." Yami said.
"What?" Yugi asked.
Yami turned on a small CD player, which started playing slow music. Yami turned to Yugi and held out his hand. "Will you dance with me?" Yami asked.
Yugi smiled. "OF course I will." Yugi said. He took Yami's hand, and the two started to dance.
They danced for a little while before stopping.
Yami let the music keep playing.
"Yami, you went all out this time." Yugi said.
Yami chuckled. "I wanted to." Yami replied.
"I noticed." Yugi said.
The two sat back down.
Yugi decided to go ahead and give Yami his gift. "Here, Yami. Happy anniversary." Yugi said.
"Thank you, Yugi." Yami said. He opened it and found that it was a framed picture of their family. The picture had only been taken a few weeks before. "When did we get those back?" Yami asked.
"A few days ago." Yugi said.
"Well, I have a new family picture for my desk." Yami said.
"That was the idea." Yugi said.
Yami set the box down and handed Yugi his gift. "Happy anniversary, Yugi." Yami said.
Yugi smiled. "Thanks, Yami." Yugi said. He opened it and found a heart-shaped necklace on the inside.
"Open it." Yami said.
Yugi opened the necklace to find two pictures on each side. One side had a picture of Yugi and Yami together, and the other side had a picture of Adam and Charlotte together. "Yami, I love it!" Yugi said.
Yami smiled. "I thought you might." Yami said. He took the necklace and closed it before he put it around Yugi's neck. "Now, you can have us with you at all times." Yami said.
"Thank you, Yami." Yugi said.
Yami leaned down and kissed Yugi.
That Saturday, Yugi and Yami were watching all of the kids while Atemu and Heba were out celebrating their anniversary.
The kids were upstairs playing while Yami and Yugi were in the living room.
"You know, Yami. I love my life." Yugi said.
Yami smiled and wrapped an arm around Yugi. "I do, too, Yugi. I'm so glad that I met you." Yami said.
"I'm glad, too." Yugi agreed.
Yami leaned down and kissed Yugi.
Yugi was glad that he had received his sight and was able to see now. He was glad that he was no longer in permanent darkness, and it was because of Yami that he was able to see the light now. Without Yami, Yugi would have never had the deep urge to have the surgery, and he would be forever thankful that had had that surgery.
The two were very happy that they had found each other, and they were looking forward to living out their lives together.
Hope you liked it.
As I said before, this is the last chapter. I want to thank everyone who read, reviewed, alerted, and favorited this story. Your support means a lot.
I would especailly like to thank MEIS for sharing the idea for this story and letting me write it. I had a lot of fun writing, so thanks for letting me write this!