Okay. Since I'm having a bit fo trouble with my other two stories, I decided to start posting this story.

I started this a few months ago and decided to start working on it again. I hvae six chapters completed, and I don't think that it will be too much longer.





MalikxMarikxMariku(no shipping)

TeaxTristanxDuke(not sure)

There is also a YugixOC pairing. It's necessary for the story.

Warnings: domestic violence, possible lemons

Summary: Yugi is in an abusive relationship with his boyfriend. Yami and Atemu don't know what's happening to Yugi and are in love with Yugi. What will happen when Yami and Atemu find out what happens? Will they tell Yugi how they feel?

Disclaimer: I don't own anything!

Chapter 1- Pain

There was a loud crash.

"You worthless piece of shit! You're just a waste of space!" a man with short black hair and green eyes shouted.

Yugi Mutou was in the floor. He was holding his stomach, obviously in pain.

The man grabbed Yugi by the hair and pulled him roughly to his feet.

"John, please-" Yugi started, tears in his eyes.

"Shut up!" the man, John, screamed. He punched Yugi hard in the stomach before he threw Yugi against the wall.

When Yugi crashed into the wall, he knocked a picture frame down, causing it to break.

"You bastard! You broke that picture frame!" John shouted, charging at Yugi.

Yugi was grabbed and thrown across the room, crashing into the chair.

John glared at Yugi with anger and hatred. "You should be thankful that I'm staying with you! No one wants someone as short and child-looking as you! I get sick of people asking me if I'm babysitting you, you short slut!" John roared.

Yugi knew better than to say anything, but the words hurt.

The beating continued until John got tired of it.

"Clean up this mess!" John shouted before he stormed out of the room and slammed the door of the other room he ran into.

Yugi winced as he stood up and started cleaning everything up, knowing it would be worse if he didn't.

Yugi had been dating John for about three months.

And he was miserable.

Since about three weeks into dating, John had been abusing Yugi.

Yugi would leave him, but he was terrified of what John would do to him if he ever did leave, so he never did.

Every time Yugi went to John's house, he would be beaten like this.

Yugi was tired of this. He just wished he knew what to do.

Yami Akana and Atemu Sennen were in the living room of the Game Shop.

After Yugi had defeated Yami in the Ceremonial Duel, Yami had decided to remain in the present time. As a reward, the gods had allowed Atemu, Yami's husband form five thousand years ago, to return as well.

Bakura and Marik had wanted to stay as well, and the gods revived Akefia, Bakura's husband, and Mariku, Marik's husband.

Seth had also been given another chance at life.

Now, Bakura and Akefia were in a relationship with Ryou, who was in love with both of them.

Mariku and Marik were in the same threesome-type relationship with Malik.

Seto and Joey had been together when Seth was allowed to stay in the present day, but both found themselves falling for him, so Seth had joined their relationship.

Tea and Tristan had started a relationship and then Duke had joined them in that relationship.

Everyone seemed happy.

But none of them knew what was happening to Yugi.

"So, when do you think Yugi's going to get home?" Atemu asked.

"Who knows? You know that he stays at John's a while.' Yami said, a little bitterly.

Yami and Atemu were both in love with Yugi, so they were rather upset that Yugi was dating someone else, but they were trying to live with it.

"Come on, Yami. We agreed to let this go. Yugi's with John now, so we have to let it go." Atemu said.

Yami leaned back. "I know. It's just, I really love him, and I wish he was in this relationship with us." Yami said.

Atemu wrapped his arms around Yami and pulled him close. "I know. I do, too, but we can't force the issue. Yugi is with John because he chose to be. We should be happy for him." Atemu said.

"Yeah. I know. I'm trying to be happy for Yugi, but it's rough." Yami said.

Atemu glanced down at Yami and said, "Out with it. There's more to this."

Yami sat up and turned to face his boyfriend. "Does Yugi seem different to you?" Yami asked.

"In what way?" Atemu asked.

"I don't know. He just doesn't seem as open with us as he used to be. He seems uneasy in a way." Yami said.

Atemu frowned. "I guess so." Atemu said.

"And Yugi doesn't seem to like to be touched anymore." Yami said.

"Yami, do you think that maybe you are overanalyzing things because you want something to be wrong?" Atemu asked.

Yami looked over at Atemu. "Why would I want anything to be wrong with Yugi?" Yami asked, thinking that that was ludicrous.

"Because that would mean that you and I could come to Yugi's rescue." Atemu answered.

Yami looked at his boyfriend. "Okay. Maybe I am overanalyzing this." Yami admitted.

"Good. If something was wrong, Yugi would come to us." Atemu said.

"Yeah. You're right." Yami said.

A moment later, the two heard the door open and close.

"Yugi, is that you?" Atemu asked.

"Yeah. It is." came Yugi's timid voice.

A moment later, Yugi was in the doorway to the living room.

"How was your date?" Yami asked.

Yugi gave a convincing smile. "It was fine. John and I watched a movie at his house." Yugi said.

"That's good. What movie?" Atemu asked.

Yugi's mind raced for an answer. "It was some old movie. I'm not sure what. It was on TV." Yugi lied.

"Oh. Okay." Atemu said.

"I think I'm going to go on upstairs." Yugi said.

"Sure thing." Yami said.

Yugi then headed upstairs without looking like he was running.

"See. Nothing is wrong." Atemu said.

"Yeah. I guess so." Yami agreed.

Yugi walked into his room and shut the door before he locked it to make sure that Yami and Atemu couldn't get into the room.

Since John had started beating him, Yugi made sure to keep his door locked so that neither Yami nor Atemu would see the bruises that John left on Yugi. Yugi knew that both would demand answers, and he wasn't sure that he would be able to lie to them if they asked him directly how he got the bruises.

Yugi pulled off his shirt, wincing at the pain that shot through him at the movement. He turned and looked in the mirror. He grimaced at the dark bruises that had formed.

Yugi knew that he would be hurting for a while.

'Why does he do this it me? What did I do to deserve this?' Yugi asked himself as tears filled his eyes.

Yugi asked himself that question constantly, but he never found an answer.

Yugi went into the bathroom which was connected to his bedroom and took a hot bath.

The bath helped to ease the pain sometimes, but this time, it didn't help much.

'I wish that this would end.' Yugi thought. He unlocked the door before he lay down and went to sleep.

"Can you believe it?" Tea asked excitedly.

"Yeah! I can't believe that we get to go to Tokyo for the school trip!" Joey added, just as excited.

"Yippee for you." Seth muttered.

Seth, Atemu, Mariku, and Akefia weren't quite so thrilled because they didn't have the class that was going.

"Well, we can stay if you like." Ryou said.

"Nah. I'll live on my own for a week. You and Bakura go. Mariku and I can hang out together." Akefia said.

"Yeah. We don't get to do that nearly enough." Mariku added with a smirk.

"That's because of the trouble you usually get yourselves in." Malik retorted.

"So we get in a little trouble. What's the big deal?" Mariku asked.

"The last little trouble you two got in dealt with me bailing you out of jail and forking out a lot of money to keep you two out of jail." Seto said.

"So what?" Mariku asked.

Seto glared at him.

"Calm down, Seto." Joey said.

"Well, I'm looking forward to going." Yami said.

"Well, make sure to call." Atemu said.

"You know I will." Yami said.

"Give me break." Bakura muttered.

"Well, you'll have one of your lovers there." Yami retorted.

"So could you if you'd get the balls to tell Yugi how you really felt instead of letting him date some other guy?" Marik said.

"Stay out of it!" Yami retorted.

"He's right. You two do love Yugi." Tristan said.

"Yes, we do, but Yugi has John now, so we can't do anything." Atemu said.

"Is Yugi even going on this trip?" Duke asked.

"I don't know. I haven't asked him." Yami said.

Yugi was walking down the hall. He was going to meet his friends when someone grabbed him and dragged him into an empty classroom.

John glared at Yugi angrily.

Yugi gulped. 'What did I do?' Yugi asked himself.

John had never beaten him at school, but Yugi was scared that he might start now.

"Are you planning on going on that trip to Tokyo?" John growled.

"Well, I had thought about it." Yugi admitted, scared to death.

"You are not going." John said. It was an order, not a request.

"But I-" Yugi started.

"Don't back talk me!" John snapped angrily.

Yugi flinched.

"Unless you want a worse punishment than before, don't go!" John growled.

Yugi nodded. "I won't go." Yugi said in a small voice.

"Good." John said before he left the classroom.

Yugi was shaking now. He had wanted to go, but he didn't want to do anything that might set John off, although just about anything seemed to set him off.

"Yugi, why?" Yami asked. He was shocked that Yugi wasn't going to go on the trip to Tokyo.

"I just don't want to go, Yami." Yugi said.

"Yugi, you wanted to go on that trip. When we learned about it at the start of the year, you were more excited than Joey and Tea put together." Yami said.

"I know, but my other work is piling up, and I'm afraid that I might not be able to keep up, and I don't want to fall behind." Yugi said.

Yami wasn't convinced.

"Yugi, are you sure?" Atemu asked.

Yugi gave a fake smile. "I'm sure. Don't worry about it." Yugi said before he turned and left the room.

Yami and Atemu looked at each other.

"Okay. Now, I am officially worried. Why would Yugi give up this trip?" Yami asked.

"Come on, Yami. You can't blame him for not wanting to fall behind." Atemu pointed out.

"Atemu, Yugi is a straight-A student. He's ahead by at least two weeks in every class. He wouldn't fall behind." Yami said.

"Are you serious?" Atemu asked, shocked.

Yami nodded.

"Why did Yugi just lie to us?" Atemu asked.

"I have no idea." Yami said. He frowned. "But now, I am really worried." Yami said.

"Maybe something is up." Atemu said.

"Maybe." Yami said.

Yugi sat down on his bed and buried his face in his hands.

Yugi had wanted to go on the trip to Tokyo since the beginning of the school year, but now, he couldn't go with his friends.

Because of John.

'Why do I stay with him when he is ruining my life?' Yugi asked himself.

Yugi knew that John was controlling everything that he did, and he hated it.

But he hated being beaten and treated like dirt even more.

"He's what?" Joey exclaimed.

Yami and Atemu had met the rest of their friends at the Kaiba mansion, and they were all shocked that Yugi wasn't going.

"That trip is all that Yugi has been talking about since we learned about it." Ryou said.

"I know. I couldn't believe it when he said that he wasn't going to go." Yami said.

"It doesn't make any sense. The shrimp has wanted to do this more than anyone. It doesn't make any sense why he's suddenly back out." Bakura said.

"Do you think Yugi isn't going because John isn't in the class and can't go, either?" Tea asked.

"I wouldn't think that Yugi would let something like the stop from him going on the trip." Tristan remarked.

"Who knows? Maybe John didn't like the idea of Yugi going to Tokyo without him and asked Yugi not to go." Duke said.

"That was wrong on his part if he did." Seth said.

"Maybe, but there's not much we can do. Yugi has made up his mind, and I don't think that he's going to change it." Atemu said.

"Well, I just hope that Yugi can live with it." Seto said. He didn't show it, but he was shocked that Yugi wasn't going himself.

"Well, I guess you and the shrimp will have the house to yourselves then, Atemu." Akefia said.

"Not really. It'll be me mostly. Yugi spends most of his free time with John." Atemu said.

"Yeah. You'd think he lived there." Yami said.

Yugi let out a cry of pain as he crashed painfully into the wall before he fell to the floor on his side.

John had been beating him for an hour, and Yugi was in a lot of pain.

Yugi had a feeling that he had cracked or broken a rib, but there was nothing he could do about it.

John walked up and kicked Yugi hard in the back, causing Yugi to cry out again.

Yugi just wanted this nightmare to end.

"You fucking worthless bitch! You're just a waste of life!" John shouted. He reached down and grabbed Yugi by the hair.

Yugi cried out as he was jerked to his feet by his hair.

John then punched Yugi hard in the stomach several times before he finally let Yugi go.

Yugi fell to the ground in utter pain.

John then slammed his foot down into Yugi's slower back hard.

Yugi cried out again.

John dug the heel of his foot into Yugi's back, causing Yugi to cry out painfully again.

"You should have never been born! It's no wonder you live with your grandfather! Your parents wouldn't have wanted a worthless bastard like you around!" John shouted.

Yugi cringed at that. He hated any mention of his parents.

"Your grandfather is never around because he doesn't want to have to deal with you! He knows you're worthless, but he's too nice and old fashioned to do what I do and put you in your place!" John screamed at him.

John hit Yugi several more times for good measure before stopping.

Yugi was in even more pain than before.

This was, by far, the worst that John had ever beaten him.

"Get your ass up and clean up your mess! Then get your worthless ass out of my house!" John shouted. He punched Yugi once more in stomach before storming from the room.

Yugi slowly got up, tears in his eyes. 'Yami. Atemu. I wish one of you could save me from this hell.' Yugi thought.

Yugi then started to clean up the house.

"Atemu, do you think Yugi is okay?" Yami asked.

The two had returned home and were getting ready for bed.

"I'm sure that he's just fine, Yami." Atemu said.

Yami sighed. "I just wish I knew what was up with him. I never imagined that he would give up this trip for anything." Yami said.

"Yami, Yugi's still in a relatively new relationship. He might not want to leave John for a week. I know Yugi might later regret it, but it's still Yugi's decision. We're just going to have to respect it." Atemu told Yami.

"I know. I guess I just want Yugi to go." Yami said.

"Well, you'll live without Yugi going." Atemu said.

"Yeah, but we were going to share a room together, or try to. It would have been nice to have been able to spend some time with him. Since Yugi started dating John, Yugi and I haven't spent much time together." Yami said.

"You miss that?" Atemu asked as they sat down on the bed.

"Atemu, I don't mean that I don't like spending time alone with you." Yami said, thinking he had just offended his boyfriend.

Atemu chuckled. "You can calm down, Yami. I'm not offended in the least. I understand what you mean by that. Maybe you can convince Yugi to spend some time with you when you get back from Tokyo." Atemu said.

"That's a good idea." Yami agreed. He sighed. "And I do miss spending time with Yugi. You and I may be lovers, but Yugi is still my Hikari, and I miss the closeness that we had before John came along." Yami said.

"I take it that you resent John." Atemu said.

"Only because he seems to want Yugi to spend all his free time with him. I mean, none of us really see Yugi anymore. The others are in relationships, too, but we see more of them than we do Yugi, and we live in the same house as Yugi." Yami said.

"I get your point. Well, after the trip, we'll do that." Yami said.

"Good. Now, we need to get to bed." Atemu said.

"Right." Yami agreed.

The two then went to bed.

Yugi came stumbling into the house. He wasn't able to walk straight because of the pain that he was in. He was thankful that Yami and Atemu had already gone to bed.

After leaving John's house, Yugi had gone to a free clinic that didn't ask for a reason why Yugi was so badly beaten.

As Yugi had suspected, he had a broken rib. He also had some bad bruising.

'John's getting worse.' Yugi thought.

Yugi went upstairs to his room. He changed his clothes and crawled into bed. He took two of the painkillers he had been given before hiding the bottle.

There would be a mountain of questions if Yami or Atemu found the bottle.

Yugi then settled down to go to sleep.

The next few weeks had passed by rather quickly.

The ones that were going on the trip were becoming more and more excited as the time for the trip got closer and closer.

Atemu, Akefia, Mariku, and Seth were spending all the time they could with their lovers since they wouldn't be seeing them for a week.

As for Yugi, John's beatings were getting worse and worse.

It was becoming harder and harder for Yugi to hide his pain, both physical and emotional.

"I am so excited! We go on the trip tomorrow!" Tea said happily.

"Yeah. I know." Tristan said.

Duke sighed. "I just wish that you were sharing our room, Tea." Duke said.

Tea rolled her eyes. "You know that the school won't let girls and guys stay in the same room." Tea said.

"It's not fair, though. The others get to stay with their lovers." Tristan said.

"Well, we're all guys. That's why." Bakura said with a smirk.

Seth and Joey were sharing a room.

Ryou, Bakura, Marik, and Malik were all sharing a room as well.

Yami was bunking with Tristan and Duke.

"Well, it's only a week, and you'll still see her when we're out." Yami said.

"Yeah. That it true." Duke agreed.

"Well, you guys all have fun." Akefia said.

"Don't even think about doing anything, Akefia." Ryou warned.

"What makes you think-" Akefia started.

Ryou glared at him.

"Fine." Akefia said.

"That goes for you, too, Mariku." Malik said.

"I know." Mariku said.

"So, what are you guys going to do while we're gone?" Marik asked.

"Who knows? We'll figure something out." Seth said.

"Do you have everything?" Atemu asked.

Yami was packing for the trip and had Atemu double checking everything to make sure he had all he needed.

"I think that does it. I should be ready." Yami said.

"This room is going to be lonely without you." Atemu said.

"Well, it's only for a week." Yami said. He leaned over the bed and kissed Atemu. "Besides, I'll make up for it when I get back." Yami said.

Atemu smirked. "I know you will." Atemu said.

Yami chuckled. "How about I start tonight?" Yami asked.

"Perfect." Atemu said before he pushed the suitcase off the bed and pulled Yami onto it.

Yugi was walking around the park. He didn't want to be home because he knew that Yami was packing for the trip, and he was upset enough over not going as it was.

Besides, he figured Yami and Atemu would want some alone time.

Yugi sighed as he sat down. 'Why can't I have that? What can't I have someone who loved me like that? Why can't I have someone who would touch me in loving way, not a harmful one?' Yugi asked.

Tears filled Yugi's eyes.

'Why can't I be with Yami and Atemu?' Yugi asked himself.

That was Yugi's greatest secret.

Yugi was in love with Yami and Atemu. He had been for some time. He had never wanted to try and come between them, so he had decided not to say anything.

When John had asked him out, Yugi had agreed in hopes that he could move on from Yami and Atemu.

He hadn't expected to get an abusive boyfriend that he was absolutely terrified of.

Now, Yugi wasn't sure what to do.

'I need to get out of this relationship with John somehow.' Yugi thought.

Yugi knew that he should tell Yami and Atemu what was going on, but he needed to handle this one his own. He didn't want to go running to them every time he had a problem.

'If Yami ever finds out about this, he's going to kill John.' Yugi thought.

Yugi was getting to the point that he wouldn't care what Yami did to John given that all John ever did to him was beat him.

Atemu, Akefia, Mariku, and Seth had all gone to see their lovers and friends off the next day.

"Have a good time." Atemu said.

"Don't worry, Atemu. We will." Yami said.

"And we'll make sure that Yami doesn't find himself someone to make him happy while we're there since you can't go." Bakura said with a smirk.

Yami glared at Bakura. "Bakura, I wouldn't do that, and you know it!" Yami snapped, not liking what Bakura had alluded to.

"But it's so much fun to tease you." Marik said with a smirk of his own.

"With any luck, we'll come back with Bakura and Marik in one piece." Ryou said.

"Well, at least we still have each other if Yami decides to tear them to shreds." Akefia said.

"True." Mariku said.

"Hey!" Bakura and Marik exclaimed.

"On the bus!" one of the chaperons called.

The lovers kissed each other goodbye.

"This will be a tough week." Mariku said.

"Maybe we'll have some fun." Akefia said.

That night, Yugi and Atemu were alone in the house.

"Hey, Yugi. Are you going to see John tonight?" Atemu asked.

"No. He had something he needed to do." Yugi said.

Yugi knew that John had another boyfriend who was over. He just hoped that boyfriend wasn't beaten like he was.

"Well, do you want to watch a movie with me? Transformers is coming on TNT tonight." Atemu said.

"Uh, sure." Yugi said.

Atemu smiled, glad that Yugi was willing to spend a little time with him.

The two settled on the couch to watch the movie.

When the movie ended, Yugi had fallen asleep.

Atemu smiled. 'Yugi tends to fall asleep during movies.' Atemu thought, knowing that to be true from previous experience. He picked Yugi up and carried him upstairs.

Deciding to just let Yugi sleep in his clothes, Atemu left the room.

'Maybe Yugi will be willing to spend time with Yami, too, when he gets home.' Atemu thought as he went to bed himself.

Hope you liked it. I don't own the Transformers movie or the TNT TV station.

Next: Yugi takes a stand, and John goes too far.