Here's the next and last chapter.
Chapter 14- Graduation
"All right! This so great!" Joey exclaimed excitedly.
The entire group looked at Joey.
"Um, Joey. What's gotten you so excited?" Tristan asked.
"Oh, come on! You can't tell me that you guys aren't excited because of what today is?" Joey said.
"What is it that we're supposed to be so excited about?" Heba asked.
Seto rolled his eyes. "Today is the last day of regular classes fro seniors. That's what's gotten him so happy." Seto explained.
"Why shouldn't I be happy? We finally get out of high school after four years of torture!" Joey said.
"Thank Ra! I am so glad that I can leave this place now!" Bakura said.
"Yeah! We can actually do other things rather than come here everyday." Marik agreed.
"Um, you guys do realize that we still have exams for the next three days, right?" Yugi asked.
"Oh, man! You just have to drag us down, don't you, Yug?" Joey asked.
"He's only stating a fact, Joey. Besides, the real last day of school will be when we finish those exams, so the rest of us choose to wait until that day to get excited." Yami said.
"Besides, the real day to celebrate will be on graduation day on June 1." Tea said.
"You all just love to rain on our parade, don't you?" Bakura asked.
"Come on. They're right. Wait until graduation to get excited." Ryou said.
"Well, there's no reason for me and Serenity to get excited. We still have three years before we get out of this place." Mokuba said.
"I wouldn't worry about it. You guys will be graduating before you know it." Atemu said.
"It'll seem like forever, though." Serenity said.
"Well, there are other things that you two can look forward to." Malik said.
"What's that?" Mokuba asked.
"You two are going to graduate with better grades than Tristan, Joey, Bakura, or Marik are." Malik explained.
"That was so not cool, Malik." Joey said.
"Yeah. How can you say that about me?" Marik asked.
"Marik, I love you, but you're going to be lucky if you graduate with a D." Malik said.
"At least I graduated." Marik said defensively.
"For the record, Marik, that's not something that you should be especially proud of." Yami said.
"Well, not all of us are straight-A students like you and your Hikari." Bakura said.
"We're not the only straight A students in the group, Bakura." Yugi said.
"Doesn't matter." Bakura said.
"All right. Let's get off that subject." Tea said.
"So, are we having a graduation party?" Tristan asked.
"Sure. Why not?" Joey said.
"Come on, Seto. It'll probably be the last time that we actually have such a big party." Joey said.
"And why should I believe that?" Seto asked.
"It'll be the last time for a while." Yugi pointed out.
"Why not? Not like I'm going to have a choice in the matter." Seto said.
"I'll plan it all out." Joey said.
"Somehow, I'm not surprised." Serenity said.
~Three Days Later~
Yami pulled Yugi into a kiss when they were in the silence of their room.
Yugi raised his arms and wrapped his arms around Yami's neck.
Yami broke the kiss when the need for air hit him.
"Any reason for this sudden show of attention?" Yugi asked.
"Well, you didn't let me even touch you in the last three days." Yami replied.
"We were studying for our exams, Yami. I needed to focus on that. If I hadn't forbid you from touching me, I would never have gotten any studying done." Yugi said.
"How do you know that you wouldn't have been able to get any studying done?" Yami asked.
Yugi raised an eyebrow. "Yami, you haven't been able to keep your hands off of me since we started making love. I knew that I had to forbid you from touching me so that we both would be able to study." Yugi said.
"Okay. So, maybe you did make a good point." Yami said. He smirked. "So, now that exams are over, the no touching rile doesn't apply." Yami said.
"Just remember that Grandpa is downstairs." Yugi said.
"We'll lock the door, and I've already put a silencing spell on the room." Yami said.
Yugi sighed. "No reason to say no then." Yugi said.
"Great." Yami said. He locked the door before he threw Yugi on the bed and joined him.
"Yes! We are in!" Joey exclaimed.
The group had met at the Kaiba mansion.
"What's he so excited about?" Atemu asked.
"He's graduating with a B." Seto said.
"Wow. That's amazing, Joey." Tea said.
"Yeah. We didn't think that you'd do any better than Marik and Bakura." Heba joked.
Joey scowled at him. "I've done better." Joey said.
"Yes. You have. Of course, we had to stay up for three hours of straight studying every day to get you to that point." Seto said.
"Well, the good thing is that we're all going to graduate." Yami said.
"Yeah, and I'm sure that you and the shrimp graduated with A's." Marik said.
"So what? We earned them." Yami said.
"All right, guys. There's no reason to get upset." Yugi said.
"Yeah." Tea agreed.
"Anyway, do you have that graduation party ready, Joey?" Tristan asked.
"Nah. I figured that we'd just go to the one that the school is hosting." Joey said.
"We are?" the group asked.
Seto rolled his eyes. "He decided that he didn't want to plan another one." Seto explained.
"That makes more sense." Heba said.
"So I didn't want to plan another party." Joey said.
"It doesn't matter." Yugi said.
"So, we're all graduating. That's great." Ryou said.
~June 1, Graduation Day~
The entire group was getting ready to walk out with the rest of their class fro graduation.
"I can't wait for this to be over." Bakura said gruffly.
"Come on, Bakura. You only get one high school graduation, so enjoy it." Ryou said.
"Sure. Whatever." Bakura muttered.
"Why do I get the feeling that Bakura and Marik are only here because you two threatened them in some way?" Atemu asked.
"Because they are." Malik said.
"They were being stubborn on coming, so we had to threaten them to get them to come." Ryou said.
Seto smirked. "Well, I suppose we all know what they sued to get you to come here." Seto said.
Bakura and Marik both glared at him.
"Come on. No need to be so upset." Heba said.
There was an announcement for everyone to get in line.
Since graduation was done in alphabetical order, Yugi and Heba were right beside each other.
"Well, we're about to graduate." Heba said.
"Yeah. I know that Grandpa is going to be very happy about all of this." Yugi said.
Heba smiled. "Yeah. That was something that he always wanted to happen, so I'm sure that he's happy about it. Even more so now that Yami and Atemu are graduating, too." Heba agreed.
Then, the graduating class walked out into the stadium where the graduation was taking place.
~One Hour Later~
After all the speeches and diplomas were given out, everyone gathered together.
"We're done here!" Joey said.
"No kidding." Tristan said.
Joey looked at the others. "So, do you think that now would be a good time to celebrate?" Joey asked.
"No reason not to." Yugi said.
"All right!" Joey and Tristan both shouted at the same time.
"Now, for the party." Malik said.
"Do we have to go?" Bakura asked.
"Yes!" Ryou answered.
"Damn!" Bakura growled.
The entire group laughed.
Before heading there, Yugi, Yami, Atemu, and Yami went to find Solomon.
"Well, I have to say that I am very proud of all of you." Solomon said with a smile.
"Thanks, Grandpa." Yugi said.
"Well, I believe that you all have a graduation party to get to." Solomon said.
"Yeah. The others are already there." Atemu agreed.
"Well, I'll take your diplomas to the house so you can go on." Solomon said.
"Thanks." Yami said.
All four handed the diplomas to Solomon.
"Just don't wake me up when you get home." Solomon said before he walked off.
"Well, let's get to the party!" Atemu said.
The graduation party was being held in the gymnasium of Domino High School.
Music was already playing, food was set out on the tables, and there was a table with a bowl of bunch and other soft drinks.
There were couples already out of the dance floor dancing, people were eating and drinking, and there were some who were sitting at tables that were scattered across the sides of the gymnasium, sitting and talking with their friends.
"No one wasted any time." Yami said.
"Come on. We might as well join our friends." Heba said.
The groups found their friends sitting at a couple of tables that were set up.
"Hey, guys. Did you see Gramps?" Joey asked.
"Yes. We did. He went on home." Yugi said.
"Well, this party doesn't look too bad." Seto said.
"What did you expect? It's not the school can have a million-dollar party like you can." Atemu said.
It wasn't long before the group started to spread out.
Tristan and Tea wound up on the dance floor dancing together.
Bakura had dragged Ryou off to the side and was making out with him now.
Marik and Malik were no where in sight.
Joey, unsurprisingly, was at the buffet table with Seto nearby, watching embarrassedly as Joey was eating like a pig.
Atemu and Heba were also out on the dance floor.
Yugi and Yami were sitting off to the side at a table still.
"Yugi, do you want anything to eat?" Yami asked.
"If there's anything left from Joey." Yugi said.
Yami laughed. "I'll go and see." Yami said. He stood up and walked off.
Yugi smiled as he watched Yami walk off. He sat there for a few moments, just watching the other people at the party.
"Hey there, Yugi."
Yugi mentally groaned. 'Why now? Why me?' Yugi asked himself.
"Hey, Yugi. Did you hear me?"
Yugi finally turned to face Tyler. "What do you want, Tyler?" Yugi asked.
Tyler smiled. "I just wondered if you wanted to dance with me." Tyler said.
"Tyler, I am dating Yami. Why would I want to dance with you?" Yugi asked.
"Well, I figured that you could use a little company since your boyfriend has abandoned you." Tyler replied.
"Yami didn't abandon me. He went to get us something to eat. Now, if you don't mind, leave me alone." Yugi said.
"Come on, Yugi. I thought that you would have wanted to date me by now." Tyler said.
"Really? Now why would I want to do that when you lied your ass off to me about us dating when I had my memory loss? You tricked me into going on a date with you in which you tried to seduce me the entire time. That was the worst date of my life." Yugi said.
"Well, things are different now." Tyler said.
"No, they're not. As far as I know, you have a girlfriend that you have left alone." Yugi said.
"Ah, she's entertaining herself." Tyler said.
"Well, you'll just have to find someone else to entertain yourself with because it's not going to be me." Yugi said.
Tyler started to say something.
"There a problem here?" Yami asked.
Tyler turned to look at Yami.
Yami was obviously angry.
"No. There's not." Tyler said before he walked off.
"What was that about?" Yami asked as he set a plate and two drinks down.
"Honestly, I think that was one last attempt to get me." Yugi said.
"Why the last?" Yami asked.
"Because he won't be able to try again. I won't see him after we leave this school tonight." Yugi said.
"Point taken." Yami said.
"Besides, I have a feeling that he is going to be staying with his current girlfriend. After all, they cheat on each other, and they don't care. Besides, once we're out of high school, no one else will have them." Yugi said.
"A good point." Yami said as he sat down with Yugi.
"So, have you been enjoying the party?" Yami asked.
"Apart from Tyler, yes." Yugi said.
The two ate and drink before they went out onto the dance floor as well and danced together.
"You know, I'm glad that we were able to graduate together." Yugi said.
"I'm glad that you think so." Yami said. He then said, "So, I take it that you're glad that I decided to stay here after the Ceremonial Duel."
"I couldn't have been happier." Yugi said.
"I'm glad of that." Yami said.
The group had spent most of the summer just hanging out and spending their summer together.
Now, they were all getting ready to start their new lives.
Tea had gotten accepted to a dancing school in New York, and was going to go there. Tristan had also been accepted to a college in New York, so he was going there as well. The two had already moved out there.
Ryou had wanted to go back to England since that was his home nation, and he had accepted to a college in England. Bakura was going as well, and the two had been there for two weeks already.
Instead of going to college, Malik had wanted to do some traveling first, so Malik and Marik had started traveling around the world.
Seto and Joey were just going to a college in Domino, so they were staying put.
Atemu, Heba, Yugi, and Yami had all been accepted into the University of Cairo in Egypt, so they were moving to Egypt.
"I think we have everything." Yami said.
"All we need, anyway." Atemu added.
"Well, I honestly can't believe that you're all moving away." Solomon said.
"Don't worry, Grandpa. We'll be fine." Yugi said.
"I know you will. You've been with me so long; it'll be lonely in the Game Shop with you not here." Solomon said.
Joey slung an arm around Solomon's shoulder. "Don't worry, Gramps. You won't have to feel lonely. I'll be over all the time." Joey said.
"I don't doubt that." Solomon said.
The group laughed.
"We're going to be fine, Grandpa. I know you're going to worry about us, but you really don't need to." Heba said.
"You're my grandsons. Of course I'm going to worry." Solomon said.
"We'll take care of them." Yami said.
"I know you will. I do expect e-mails and phone calls from you." Solomon said.
"We'll make sure to e-mail everyday, and we'll call at least once a week." Yugi said.
"Good. And you had better come home for the holidays." Solomon said.
"We will." the four said.
"You're plane leave in three hours. You have to be at the airport in an hour." Seto said gruffly.
"Come on. Let's get going." Atemu said.
Seto and Joey took them to the airport.
"Well, I guess this is goodbye." Solomon said.
"It's not forever, Grandpa." Yugi said.
"I know." Solomon said. He hugged all four of them. "Be careful in Egypt." Solomon said.
"We will, grandpa." Yugi said.
"And don't be surprised if I don't plan on making a trip to visit sometimes." Solomon said.
"We'll be expecting that, Grandpa." Atemu said.
"All right." Solomon said.
"Joey, look out for Grandpa." Heba said.
"I will." Joey said.
"I don't need looking after." Solomon protested.
"Seto, watch out for Joey." Yami said.
"I don't need looking after." Joey retorted.
Seto smirked. "I'll look after them." Seto said.
"Okay." Yugi said.
The four ended up boarding their flight and heading for Cairo.
One chapter in their lives may have come to an end, but another one was just starting.
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