Here's the next chapter.
Chapter 53- Wedding
Time seemed to fly by during the next few weeks because before Yugi and Yami knew it, it was only a week before their wedding.
"I can't believe we'll be married in a week." Yugi murmured one night when he and Yami were lying in bed together after several rounds of lovemaking.
Yami chuckled as he wrapped his arms around Yugi. "And I'll be thankful for that. I can't wait until I'm able to call you my husband."
Yugi laughed. "I can believe that. You've been calling me your fiancé for the past year every chance you get."
"That's because I want people to know that you are mine." Yami replied.
Yugi couldn't stop the chuckle that escaped him.
Yami raised an eyebrow. "What's so funny?"
"Oh, nothing. Whenever you talk like that, saying that I'm yours is when that Pharaoh is in you shows up." Yugi answered.
"I can't help that that's the way I was raised." Yami replied.
Yugi rolled over so that he was on top of Yami. "I admit that it does annoy me at times, but for the most part, I love hearing you say that."
Yami tightened his arms around Yugi before he leaned up and kissed Yugi. "Then I suppose I am going to have to start saying it more often." He then kissed Yugi again.
"You say it at least once a day." Yugi reminded him.
"So what?" Yami asked.
Yugi sighed. He knew that it was pointless to argue with his soon-to-be husband, so Yugi decided not to even try to argue.
Yami then nipped at Yugi's ear. "You know, I wouldn't mind going another round tonight."
Yugi groaned. "For goodness sakes, Yami. We've already gone three rounds tonight. Haven't you had enough?"
"Aibou, one of these says you will realize that I will never get enough of you." Yami told him.
"That I believe." Yugi agreed.
Yami then rolled them over so that Yugi was pinned beneath his larger body. "So? What do you say?" Yami asked.
"Do I have a choice?" Yugi asked.
"Of course you do." Yami replied.
"And since when have I ever said no?" Yugi asked.
Yami chuckled. "Never. And I hope that the day that you say no to another round never comes." He then leaned down and kissed Yugi.
Yugi then wrapped his arms around Yami's neck and pulled Yami closer to his own body.
The night was once more wrapped up in passion for the two.
"I can't believe that you and Yami are getting married in only a week! This is so exciting!" Carrie squealed loudly.
Yugi and Mandy both winced at the volume that Carrie's voice had taken.
The three were sitting in the kitchen of the Game Shop, talking.
Yami and Atemu had gone out for the day, and Solomon was in the shop running the business.
"I know, Carrie. Believe me. I am more than aware of that fact." Yugi assured her. He picked up his Coke and took a sip of it.
"Do, are you excited about getting married?" Mandy asked.
Yugi smiled. "Very. I'm glad that Yami and I are going to be married. It'll make others see that we are committed to each other."
"By others I take it that you are referring to the numerous admirers that you and Yami seem to have at school." Mandy remarked.
Yugi groaned. "You would think that after going to that school for the last four years and being together the entire time would have been some kind of clue to the fact that Yami and I are together fro good. No one seems to take the hint."
"You do realize that most of those people are not going to give up. They'll probably spend the entire time trying to break up your marriage." Carrie pointed out.
"They can try, but it won't work. Yami and I have been together for too long to not trust each other." Yugi replied.
Carrie giggled. "And that mind link of yours doesn't hurt, either."
Yugi smiled. "No. It doesn't. I always hear Yami when he's yelling at some girl to leave him alone because when he gets pissed. He always lets the link open when some girl comes on to him."
"So you'll know if they come saying that something went on between the two of them you'd know that it was lie." Carrie surmised.
Yugi shook his head. "Nope. He lets the link open whenever he gets angry regardless of what it's over. That's why I know."
"Oh." Carrie and Many replied.
Yugi laughed. "I find it funny, actually. Those girls all think that they are going to be able to get Yami to leave me, but the fact of the matter is that Yami isn't interested in them. Granted, Yami gets completely annoyed at them, and sometimes I think that the only thing that stops him from sending them to the Shadow Realm is me telling him that it's wrong." Yugi stated.
"I think it's good that he thinks that. Believe me, with the number of guys that come onto Carrie, I would have already sent them there if I had the chance to." Mandy remarked.
"Then it's a good thing that you don't have that ability." Yugi stated.
"In your opinion." Mandy muttered.
Carrie laughed before she leaned over and kissed Mandy on the cheek. "You know that you don't have a reason to be jealous. It's not like I would ever consider any of them."
"Maybe, but I can't help that I do feel jealous at them." Mandy replied.
Yugi shook his head. "In any case, I'm glad that you two were able to come out here for the wedding,"
"We wouldn't miss this for the world!" Carrie assured him.
Yugi laughed. "And the truth is that I believe you."
Mandy looked at Yugi. "All right. Enough about the wedding. That's not the important part. Where are you going for the honeymoon?"
"Mandy!" Carrie exclaimed.
Mandy looked at her girl in shock. "What? It's a simple question."
"How can you say that the wedding isn't the important part? It's very important! Without the marriage, there wouldn't be a reason for the honeymoon. It would be just another vacation. The wedding is very important. It is a public display of Yugi and Yami's commitment to each other. They are saying that they are going to be faithful to each other and stay with each other for all time! They're going to be there for each other in good and bad times, when their sick, when their healthy, when-" Carrie rambled.
"Okay! Okay! I get it! Sorry. You don't need to recite their wedding vows to me!" Mandy protested.
Carrie let out a grunt. "Apparently I do for you to remember how important the wedding ceremony really is."
"I get it." Mandy assured her.
Yugi chuckled. "Well, to answer your question, Mandy, I don't have a clue where we're going. Since I was trying to plan the wedding, plan the honeymoon, study for finals, and get ready for graduation at the same time, Yami decided to take over planning the honeymoon so that I wouldn't have so much to do. Seto's paying for the honeymoon as a wedding present, so those two are the ones talking about the honeymoon. Yami is bound and determined to make sure that I don't find out where we're going until we leave for the honeymoon." Yugi explained.
"I'd hate that." Carrie remarked."Trust me. I do." Yugi assured her.
Everyone who was going to be in the wedding was sitting in the dining room of the Kaiba mansion to eat dinner.
With a little persuasion from Joey, Seto had agreed to let the wedding and the reception take place at the mansion, for which Yugi and Yami were grateful.
Carrie and Mandy were there as well because Carrie was directing the wedding for Yami and Yugi.
"So, ready for tomorrow?" Joey asked, looking over at his best friend.
"Yes." Yugi answered at the same time Yami said, "No."Everyone looked at Yami in surprise.
Yugi rolled his eyes. "Yami, get over it. It's just one night, so it won't kill you."
"And when was the last time we weren't together at night?" Yami asked.
Atemu snickered. "Not thrilled about not seeing Yugi after tonight until the wedding tomorrow, huh?"
"What's there to like about it?" Yami grumbled.
"I think that's hard for just about anyone." Solomon stated.
"Other than that, are you ready to get married?" Carrie asked.
"Yes." Yami answered.
"Good. I'd hate to have to get Bakura and Marik to drag you kicking and screaming to the wedding." Carrie remarked calmly as she took a bite if her steak.
Everyone looked at Carrie this time.
"What?" Carrie asked.
"You wouldn't really do that, would you?" Heba asked.
"Of course I would! There's no way that I am going to let Yami ruin Yugi's wedding!" Carrie declared.
"It's my wedding, too!" Yami protested.
"Then no more remarks like that." Carrie told him.
Yugi chuckled. He knew Carrie well enough that she would most certainly get Bakura and Marik to drag Yami to the wedding. She'd happily get them to do that.
And Bakura and Marik would happily do it.
The rehearsal dinner continued.
"So, what time is everyone getting here tomorrow?" Seto asked.
"Wedding guests or wedding party?" Yugi asked.
"Both, actually." Seto replied.
"Ask the wedding director." Yugi waved his hand toward Carrie, who was sitting across from him.
Carrie tapped her chin as she thought for a moment. "Well, I think the wedding party needs to be here at least by two-thirty. We have to make sure that everyone gets dressed and ready before the wedding starts." Carrie stated.
"But that's two hours!" Yami exclaimed.
"Yes, and we may need that two hours, so hush." Carrie retorted.
Yami couldn't believe that they would be there that early. He knew better than to argue with Carrie, though. That was a losing argument.
"As for the wedding guests, I'd say that they might start arriving around four-fifteen to four-thirty. I'm not exactly sure." Carrie continued.
"All right. I just wanted to make sure that my staff knew in enough time so that they would know when to expect people." Seto stated.
"Well, that's when." Carrie replied.
Once everyone was through with dinner, they hung around and talked for a bit before they decided to leave.
Yami sighed. "I really am not looking forward to this."
Yugi laughed. "Yami, it's just for one night. Then I'm yours for the rest of our lives, so you'll live."
"In your opinion." Yami replied.
Yugi shook his head before he raised up on the tips of his toes and kissed Yami on the lips. "Take it easy, Yami. We'll be married before you know it. Now, go home with your brother."
"All right, Aibou." Yami agreed. He then pulled Yugi to him and kissed him for a long moment before he let Yugi go and left with Atemu and Heba.
Yugi and his grandfather then headed back to the Game Shop.
"I thought that that boy would never let you leave." Solomon muttered.
Yugi laughed as he slid into the driver's seat of the car. "Well, high school was the last time that we slept in separate beds, so Yami's pretty upset by this."
"It's a good thing that it's not something for more than one night. I think it really would kill him then." Solomon remarked.
Yugi smiled. "I know."
Yugi woke up to the sound of his alarm clock. He reached over and hit the snooze button. He then pulled the covers back over his head and settled down to go back to sleep.
The door to the room opened about forty minutes later, and Solomon walked in. He shook his head, not at all surprised that Yugi had gone back to sleep. He walked over and shook Yugi slightly. "Come on, my boy. It's time for you to get up."
Yugi groaned. "Five more minutes." he grumbled.
Solomon couldn't help but think back to when Yugi was in elementary school. He said the same thing he didn't know how many times. He shook his head before shaking Yugi again. "Come on, Yugi. You have to get up."
Yugi moaned. "I don't want to."
"Yugi, you are getting married to Yami today, so you need to go ahead and get up. Besides, Carrie and Mandy are on their way over here now." Solomon told him.
Yugi flew out of the bed faster than the speed of light.
Solomon's eyes were wide in shock. He was certain that he had never seen his grandson move that fast in his entire life.
Yugi turned to face his grandfather and grinned sheepishly. "Sorry, Grandpa. I didn't mean to give you a heart attack, but when Carrie is in charge of events like this, she can be a monster, so I'm not crossing her today."
"I see. That explains why you moved so fast." Solomon commented.
Yugi rubbed the back of his head. "Yeah. I think I'll go ahead and get my shower now. The last thing that I want to do is enrage Carrie." He then grabbed some clothes and headed into the bathroom.
Solomon wasn't sure what to think about that, but decided that he did not want to attempt to defy Carrie. He figured doing what she said and staying out of her way would be in his best interest for the day.
Solomon headed back downstairs and was tidying up the living room when he heard the doorbell ring. He walked over and answered it.
Carrie and Mandy were both there. They were both dressed in Capris and simple T-shirts. Carries was carrying a clipboard for a reason that Solomon was sure he didn't want to know. Mandy was carrying two dress bags and a backpack that Solomon assumed held the accessories to go with the dresses.
"Hello, ladies. Come on in." Solomon told them, stepping aside so that the two girls were able to enter the house.
"Where's Yugi at?" Carrie asked.
"He's getting his shower now. He should be done soon." Solomon answered.
Carrie nodded while looking at her clipboard.
Mandy mentally groaned. She hated when Carrie got like this because Carrie was like a possessed person. Everything had to be perfect as far as Carrie was considered, and Carrie would snap at anyone to make sure that things went smoothly.
"Carrie, can I put the dresses down?" Mandy asked.
"Yes. Just make sure that they don't get wrinkled." Carrie replied.
"Come on, Mandy. I'll show you where you can hang them up until we leave." Solomon said.
Mandy nodded and followed Solomon into the living room.
There was a place high enough that the dresses could be hung up so that they didn't touch the floor.
"Yugi! Hurry up!" Carrie shouted up the stairs.
Mandy looked over at Solomon. "Sorry about that. When Carrie's the director of any event, a wedding especially, she turns into a drill sergeant. Everything has to be just so."
Solomon smiled. "Yugi warned me, although he used the term monster."
Mandy thought about that for a moment before she nodded. "Yeah. That sounds about right."
"I'll be right down!" Yugi called.
Carrie as glad to hear that.
"I'm just going to get my tux on." Yugi added.
"DO NOT EVEN THINK OF DOING THAT!" Carrie shouted before charging up the stairs.
Solomon looked at Mandy.
Mandy shook her head. "Just bear it for today, please. She'll be back to normal once the wedding is over."
Solomon nodded. "I believe I will be staying out of her way and doing whatever she asks me to do when she asks it today."
"A wise idea." Mandy told him.
Yugi had just gotten out of the shower and back into his room. He only had on his boxers and a white T-shirt.
"Yugi! Hurry up!" Carrie shouted from downstairs.
Yugi knew Carrie was there, and he knew that the dictator would be in control of his life until he walked down the aisle. "I'll be right down!" Yugi called. He walked over to where his tux was. "I'm just going to get my tux on."
Yugi reached for the tux.
"DO NOT EVEN THINK OF DOING THAT!"
Yugi jumped up and back away from the tux. He could hear what sounded like a heard of elephants on the stairs and knew that he was screwed.
A moment later, Carrie burst into the room. She was Yugi standing away from the tux and was relieved. "You aren't putting the tux on until thirty minutes before the wedding." Carrie told him.
"Why?" Yugi asked.
"Less of a chance of anything getting on it. Get the bag to the tux and we're leaving." Carrie said.
"Carrie-" Yugi started.
"Come on. We don't have all day." Carrie added, looking at the clipboard.
"Carrie." Yugi tried again.
"Where is the bag? I'll do it myself." Carrie finally said, looking around the room.
"Carrie!" Yugi shouted.
"What?" Carrie asked, turning to him.
"Would you please get out of my room so that I can get dressed in something?" Yugi asked.
Noticing his attire, Carrie nodded. "Sure. You have five minutes." She then left the room.
Yugi quickly got on a pair of blue jeans and a clean white shirt. He then threw on a pair of socks and tennis shoes.
"Two minutes!" Carrie hollered.
Yugi scanned the room frantically for the bag for the tuxedo/ He knew that Carrie would come back up the stairs if he didn't get down there.
Yugi finally located the bag. He quickly got the tux in the bag before he headed down the stairs. "I'm ready!"
"Good. We'll head on over to the Kaiba mansion." Carrie started.
"Not so fast." Solomon interrupted.
Mandy and Yugi looked at Solomon like he had lost his mind. NO ONE should ever interfere with Carrie when she was directing anything.
"Yugi hasn't had breakfast yet. I know that today is his wedding day, but he needs to eat something." Solomon stated.
"Oh. Right." Carrie agreed.
"And it's only nine in the morning. We don't have to be there until two-thirty." Mandy added.
"Well, Mandy and I will go on over and make sure that everything is fine. Be there at two-thirty sharp." Carrie told Yugi.
"I will." Yugi promised.
"Come on, Mandy." Carrie said, heading for the door.
Mandy hung her head, knowing that she was in for a long day. She then followed Carrie.
"And get the dresses!"
"Right." Mandy said. She went and got the dresses along with the bag before leaving.
"I feel sorry for Mandy right now." Solomon remarked.
"Go with the feeling." Yugi told him.
"I'll get breakfast started." Solomon stated before heading into the kitchen.
Yami was sleeping soundly in the guestroom of his brother's apartment.
The sound of Andre's crying caused Yami to wake up. He sighed, knowing that his nephew was up. He laid back down and was determined to go back to sleep.
However, a few moments later, he was being shaken roughly.
"All right, Yami. Get up out of bed." Atemu ordered.
"No.' Yami muttered.
Atemu rolled his eyes. "Yami, today is your wedding day, and I am not being held responsible for you being late."
"It's the morning. Don't have to be there until two-thirty." Yami mumbled.
"Yami, so help me if the only way to get you out of bed is to call Yugi and tell him you changed your mind, I will." Atemu threatened.
"He won't believe you." Yami retorted. He was determined to go back to sleep.
Andre had stopped crying.
"Yami, get up, or I'm calling Carrie." Heba stated.
Yami flew out of bed.
"Atemu was shocked.
Heba poked his head into the room and smiled. "That's how you scare that man out of bed."
"How did you know that would work?" Atemu asked.
"I've talked to Yugi enough to know that Yami would never cross Carrie when she's in charge of something like this." Heba answered.
"She's like a warden when she's in charge of an event. You cross her, you get it." Yami stated before he grabbed some clothes and got in the shower.
Heba shook his head.
"At least he's up." Atemu remarked.
The house phone rang.
Heba handed their son to Atemu as well as the bottle. "Feed him." He then went to answer the phone.
Atemu sat down and started to feed Andre, who was happily drinking.
Heba picked up the receiver and said, "Hello?"
"Heba, its Carrie."
"Don't worry. Yami's up." Heba assured her.
"Good. Don't let him put his tuxedo on now. Just bring it to the mansion. You and Atemu, too."
Heba blinked in surprise. "Why?"
"Because no one is going to put their tuxes on until its thirty minutes before the wedding. Understood?"
The tone of Carrie's voice told Heba that it was do as she said or die.
"No problem." Heba assured.
"Good. See you at two-thirty."
Heba hung up the phone.
"What?" Atemu asked.
Yami had walked out in time to see Heba's expression. "Receive orders from the warden?"
Heba nodded. "We don't put our tuxes on. We simply take them to the mansion. We'll put them on thirty minutes before the ceremony."
Yami nodded. "Sounds like Carrie."
"In any case, breakfast." Heba started, starting to get it ready.
Joey, Seto, Mokuba, and Serenity had been rather surprised to see Carrie and Mandy there so early, although they were glad since some things still had to be set up.
"Okay. I need to see what needs to be done and how many we'll need to get it done." Carrie stated, going to the back.
All four looked at Mandy.
"She's nuts when she's in charge of something like this. If you value your balls, I suggest you do what she says and stay out of her way." Mandy warned.
All three of the men swallowed before they nodded.
"Now, where can I put these?" Mandy asked, motioning to he dresses.
"Follow me.' Serenity told her.
Mandy followed Serenity upstairs.
"This is going to be a long day." Mokuba remarked.
"A really long day." Joey added.
"A tortuously long day." Seto finished.
Yugi and Solomon arrived at the mansion at two-fifteen to find that Seto's staff was all running around doing different things.
"I think that Carrie has been busy." Yugi stated.
"You have no idea."
Yugi and Solomon turned to find Joey standing there.
"Come on. Carrie has ordered that you be taken to the room you'll be using to dress in before Yami gets here. You're-" Joey was interrupted.
"-supposed to stay in the room until someone comes to get me." Yugi finished.
"Let's go." Yugi told him.
The three headed into the house.
Fifteen minutes later, Yami arrived at the mansion with Heba, Atemu, and Andre, who was asleep.
Seto walked up to them. "Come on."
All three looked surprised.
"Look. The she-devil ordered me to get you to your dressing room and keep you there until time for the wedding. I am not going to get my head taken off because of you, so come on!" Seto ordered before turning and stalking toward the house.
"Carrie's been at work. That's for sure." Yami stated, recognizing the signs of when Carrie was wearing of someone's nerves.
The three followed.
Carrie had made sure that the arch was in place, that the flowers were perfect, that the chairs were evenly spaced, that the band was in place, and that the priest was there.
Mandy stood to the side, shaking her head. She had not been given any orders, so she was simply sitting.
Mandy was wearing a gold dress that had no strap on her left shoulder. She was also wearing a pair of gold high-heeled shoes that laced up her leg to the middle of her leg. She also had on a silver necklace with a flower charm and a pair of silver earrings that matched the necklace. Her hair had been curled and fell down her back in waves.
Carrie was wearing a forest green, strapless dress. She also had on a pair of black, high-heeled shoes. She wore a gold necklace with a green frog charm on it. She also had in a pair of green stud earrings. She had curled her hair and had twisted it into a bun in the back of her hair.
"Carrie, I think everything is ready." Mandy told her.
"Just double checking." Carrie replied, not taking her eyes off her clipboard.
Mandy glanced at her watch. She knew that Carrie would be double-checking until time for the wedding.
Solomon smiled. "You look great, Yugi."
"Thanks, Grandpa.' Yugi replied. He glanced in the mirror. "I haven't been nervous until now."
"No second thoughts?" Heba asked.
Yugi shook his head. "I just don't care for being the center of attention."
Heba laughed. "Don't worry about a thing. The moment you see Yami, no one else is going to matter. You're going to be fine."
"You think?" Yugi asked.
"Okay." Yugi agreed.
Yami had gone down to the area for the wedding and was now standing at the alter.
Atemu, as best man, was standing beside him. "Nervous?"
"No. Just ready for the ceremony to start." Yami answered.
"No second thoughts/" Bakura asked, coming up to him.
"If I did now, Carrie would rip me to shreds, and I don't want that to happen." Yami answered.
"Why are you scared of her?" Marik asked.
"You don't want to know." Seto answered as he walked by them.
"Everyone, take you places!" Carrie ordered.
Bakura and Marik headed to their seats while Yami and Atemu stayed where they were.
The music soon started, and Heba went down the aisle to his place before Yugi came down as well.
The moment that Yugi and Yami's eyes met, it was like nothing else mattered.
Yugi soon reached where Yami was standing.
The priest then began. "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join Yami Sennen and Yugi Mutou together in holy matrimony." the priest said. He then turned to Yami. "Yami, do you to take Yugi as your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, until death due you part?" the priest asked.
"I do." Yami answered calmly and firmly.
The priest then turned to Yugi. "And Yugi, do you take Yami as your lawfully wedded husband, to have to and to hold, in sickness and in health, until death due you part?" the priest asked.
"I do." Yugi answered just as confidently as Yami.
"The rings, please." the priest said.
Heba handed one of the gold rings to Yugi, and Atemu handed the other gold ring to Yami.
"Yami, place the ring on Yugi's right hand and say 'with this ring, I thee wed'." the priest said.
Yami placed the gold ring on Yugi's ring finger on his right hand and recited, "With this ring, I thee wed."
"Yugi, place the ring on Yami's right hand and say 'with this ring, I thee wed'." the priest instructed.
Yugi placed the gold ring on Yami's ring finger on his right hand and said, "With this ring, I thee wed."
"By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you married. You may kiss your husband." the priest said.
Yami and Yugi happily kissed each other.
The guests all clapped for the couple.
"May I present to you for the first time Mr. Yami and Yugi Sennen." the priest said.
Once more, there was more applause.
The reception was in full swing.
There were people who were dancing, and there were people who were eating. Others were talking to each other. Everyone was congratulating Yugi and Yami.
Yugi and Yami were dancing together.
"So, where is the honeymoon?" Yugi asked.
"It's killing you, isn't it?" Yami asked.
Yami chuckled. "Okay. I think I've tortured you enough. We're going to Australia."
"We are?" Yugi asked, his eyes brightening.
Yami nodded. "It'll just be me and you for the next two weeks."
"Perfect." Yugi stated.
Yami chuckled. "I thought so." He then leaned down and kissed Yugi.
The reception continued for a while.
After the reception, Yami and Yugi had been taken by one of Seto's limos to the airport so that they could make their flight.
Yami had taken the liberty to pack their bags beforehand so that they could just leave.
"Thanks goodness that's over." Seto muttered.
"I thought the ceremony was sweet. It was simple and calm, just the way I thought Yugi would want it.' Tea remarked.
"It's not the ceremony that killed me.' Seto muttered before walking off.
Mandy chuckled. "Carrie can be a maniac when it comes to directing something. She wore one everyone's nerves." She then wrapped an arm around her blushing girlfriend.
"Sorry. I just don't want anything to go wrong." Carrie defended herself.
"I know." Mandy replied.
"I think we'll come back tomorrow and help with the clean up." Heba said.
"No need. My staff is doing it now, and they'll finish it tonight.' Seto replied.
"In that case, I think that it's time we all left." Atemu stated.
Everyone slowly started to leave.
Seto was glad that Carrie was gone because the girl had gotten on his last nerve and had scared the daylights out of him enough as it was. He was glad that Yugi and Yami were happy and married now.
Hope you liked it.
Next: The honeymoon.