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Chapter 10:A Day
The click of Lani's heels echoed off of the mansion's walls as she made her way to the dining room. The meetings didn't take as long as she feared.
She was about half of a step away, when the door suddenly opened, almost giving her a heart attack.
Yami stepped out, jacket drapped over his shoulder, and darted his head over to look at her.
"Yami?," she asked, not expecting him to be the one coming out of that room.
At first, he didn't respond, just stared at her. He looked... angry? No, he looked... almost crazy.
Eventually, after a few seconds, he mumbled, "Teachers are nuts."
"They're insane!," he said a bit louder, "No one understands whatever I was trying to figure out in there! And why in the hell does he have a Sex Ed course?"
"I completly understand the Driver's Ed thing, though," Yami said, suddenly calm again, "He really, really needs that class."
She looked at him for a second, trying to analyse him as best she could. "Are you ok?," she asked, wondering what she missed.
"About to be," he answered, realizing his priorities, "Where's Seto?"
"Nevermind, I'll find him myself. It'll be more fun that way."
And that was it. He started to walk away.
She raised an eyebrow at his retreating form, when Yugi walked out of the door as well, carrying a few books under his arm.
"Oh, hey Lani," he greeted, upon noticing her.
"Hey, Yugi," she replied. "Did something happen?"
Yami's heavy laugh carried down the hall.
"Shut up!," Yugi called after him, then turned back to Lani, "Nope, not much. Been pretty uneventful."
"Right," she replied, trying to process the information that Yami was just laughing. "So... What's going on?"
"Yami helped me with my homework," he said with a grin.
She blankly stared back.
The teen continued, "Actually, we kind of just skipped a lot of stuff, but we got a few things done."
"Ok," she said, really confused now. Yami... had helped Yugi... with homework... What?
"Oh! And one more thing!," Yugi said, suddenly getting serious, "Don't believe ANYTHING Yami tells you, ok?"
"And if Yami mentions something about Bloody Mary, he's lying about that, too!"
"And I have no idea where Seto's car is!"
She raised her eyebrow again. What was he- Oh, that reminded her.
"Actually," she said, looking over her shoulder to see that the pharaoh was long gone, "Yami was just looking for Seto."
"He was?," Yugi asked her, confused, then knowing spread across his face, "Oh."
Joey and Duke had come home and saw Yami and Seto fighting. They found Yugi and Lani in the hallway. "Hey," Joey said, "Yami is kicking Seto's ass!" The boys ran off to try and catch the rest of the fight.
"Yeah," Yugi said, "It's probably that."
Seto Kaiba was currently sitting on the floor, leaning against the wall (about the furthest place he could get), with a rag on the gash on his temple, trying to stop the bleeding. He had finally managed to get Joey and Duke out of the room, especially since they were there just there to snicker at him. He didn't need that. Hell, he didn't need that beating he had just recieved. What the hell did he do, anyway?
Not to mention, what the hell was up with Yami? The man had lost it. Like, really lost it. All he could see before their little fight, was a smile and a blur of blue. The guy had just... completly lost it. Though, Seto did manage to get a few hits in. After the apparent beating was over, Yami had just left, leaving Seto there, on the floor, about to bleed to death and more P.O.'d than he had been in years.
Yugi and Lani ran to where the fight was. Lani was instantly next to Seto, looking him over, while Yugi was intent on finding the security footage.
"I have got to see-," he said, as he looked around the room and noticed the camera had been busted, "Aw, man."
"What happened?," Lani asked.
Seto darted his eyes over to her. "Got jumped by a freaking Egyptian pharaoh, that's what."
"Jumped?," she asked him, "How?"
"Because he's like a freaking ninja."
"But- But why?"
"He didn't let up long enough for me to ask," he answered, trying to calm himself down. Lani was only trying to help. Though, if someone were to ask him, he'd say Yami was the one that needed help.
That attack had just come out of nowhere. It's not like he and Yami were on a rivalry hit or something, it was just completely random.
"Well," Lani asked, looking at the gash on Seto's head, "he didn't say anything?"
"He said something along the lines of 'I'm going to kill you'," he answered, "Except with a lot more cursing. Oh and he never stopped smiling, so I may be traumatized, too. I'll find out tonight, if I have a nightmare about it."
Yugi walked over to take a look at Seto. "Man, he beat you good," he said with a smirk.
"Ha," Seto replied, "You should see the other guy."
Lani caught that. "Yami is hurt, too? Where is he?"
"I only got a couple of hits in. Hopefully he's off to the nut house by now," Seto answered, really not caring.
Lani stood. "Well, you don't look too terrible. I'm sure you'll live," she told him."I'm going to find Yami."
"Course, you are," Seto mumbled, watching her leave.
As an afterthought, Lani took Yugi aside. "Make sure he doesn't...," she glanced over at Seto, "seek revenge or anything."
"You got it," the teen answered with a smile, as she left the room.
Yugi walked over to Seto and sat down beside him, helping him dab at his gash.
Seto started mumbling to himself. "First, my car. Now, Yami decides to go all rabid on me."
"What about your car?," Yugi asked, a little too fast.
"Passed by the garage," Seto answered, "It wasn't there."
The teen stared at him, thinking. "black Yukon? Had spinning rims? Seats made of leather? Gear shift kind of sticks a little?"
Seto raised an eyebrow. "Yeah...," he answered, "Yugi... Have you... Have you seen my car?"
The teen slowly shook his head, with a slight frown, like he was thinking. "Nope, can't say that I have."
Where would Yami go if he had just gotten in a fight? The gym, to train for the next fight.
What if he was injured? His room, to patch himself up as quietly as possible
Lani walked into the mansion's infirmary, only to see Yami sitting on the exam table with a bottle of undisclosed medicine and a cotton swab, dabbing it on the cut under his eye. He instantly flinched on the first dab. "Damn iodine."
"Iodine doesn't sting, Yami," she told him, walking closer. She hadn't seen Yami flinch before and realized he must still be running on the crazy he had a moment ago.
He looked at the cotton ball in his hand. "Then, what's this?"
"Peroxide," she answered, taking it away from him.
"Peroxide doesn't sting."
"It apparently does," she told him, putting that away and grabbing something else, "You need alcohol, anyway."
"Alcohol stings," he protested.
"So does peroxide," she said, trying to reason with him.
"No, it doesn't."
"You just-," she took a deep breath to calm herself. Lani turned back to him, bringing a bottle of alcohol and a new cotton ball with her.
He jumped off the table, grabbed the bottle and started to walk away.
She grabbed his arm. "No," she said, "I'm doing this."
"I got this."
"No, you don't."
"I can try."
"No, you can't"
"But-," before he said anything else, she took the bottle back from him. He didn't make any move to sit back down and, in his current state, she wasn't about to say anything.
"So," she asked, getting some alcohol on the cotton ball, "Want to tell me what happened today?"
He looked at her for a second, then answered, "A made-up essay, Bloody Mary, took a swim in a river, tried to bake cookies with Yugi, and some weird shit that I just did not get at all."
She stared at him. "Uh-huh," she answered, "That's... That sounds like a full day."
"It was," he answered, "Ah!"
She had started dabbing at the cut already. "Sorry, sorry," she told him, pulling back, "I'm not used to you being so... talkative, I guess is the word."
"It's alright. I'm fine. Ah!," he flinched again, "Tell someone when you're about to do that."
"Sorry," she said again, going slower this time.
"Who knew Seto had a left hook like that?," he muttered again.
"Actually," she said, trying again, "I meant, what happened to make you want to suddenly pound Seto?"
"Oh," Yami said, suddenly taken aback, "So, we're calling him by his name now?"
"It's... his name, Yami," she tried to answer, "You just called him that."
"Well, yeah, but... Nevermind. Ah! Stop that!"
"It's not going to clean itself," she said, trying to go as slow with the cut as she could, "Stop fidgeting and you'll be fine."
He huffed, but complied. Yami didn't move an inch.
"So?," she asked.
"Why'd you try to kill Seto?," she asked again.
"He was off, doing things, while I was here, bored out of my mind."
"Doesn't sound like you were very bored," she answered, "Besides, he was pretty bored anyway. It wasn't like there was much for him to do."
"Better not have been," Yami huffed, then asked, "Why did you go anyway?"
She ignored the earlier statement. "I don't know," she shrugged, "He asked."
Six had caught something, "He... asked? That jer- Ah! Lani!"
"Well, if you would stop moving around so much!," she told him, "Why does that tick you off?"
"It just- He's- And I'm- He's a jerk!," he eventually said.
"I was going to ask you to come," she answered, slightly confused, "but Seto only asked for me to go."
"Jerk! I'm going to kill- Ah!"
"Stop moving!," she said, "You're not making any sense today."
"There's nothing to understand. It is, what it is," he told her, trying to dig out of the grave he had made.
"But I don't even know what it is."
"Well, I still don't know what the hell a sin is," he answered, "And I'm here to tell you, a mole is an animal, no matter which way you look at it."
"What?," she asked, pulling back again.
"I don't know," he answered, pinching the bridge of his nose, "I'm losing my mind."
"Yeah, I got that part," she said, going back to his cut as slowly as possible.
He took a deep breath and tried not to move again.
"But why such a big fuss over this?" Lani asked.
"Well, it was Seto," he said, as if the explained it right there, "What if something had happened?"
"I'm sure he would have been able to handle it," she answered him.
"Oh, so now he's better than me?"
"What? No," she said, "Where are you coming up with these random statistics?"
"Something could have happened that he couldn't handle!," he told her, "If I was there, I would ha-" He stopped. That was enough crazy for one day. Instead, he just looked away from her.
She stared at him. Well, that was a sudden outburst. "You would have... what?," she asked, trying to get him to continue.
He didn't respond. He didn't even move.
Lani sighed. "Everything's fine, Yami," she softly told him, "I'm alive and I'm right here."
He looked back down to her, considering something really, really stupid. To keep himself from that, he started talking again. "And what if he had made a move on you?"
She stopped moving all together. That was an odd question to hear come out of Yami's mouth. "And what if he did?"
His eyes snapped wide, "Did he?"
"What if he did, Yami?," she asked, starting to get a little angry, "What would you do about it?" She was about to say 'nothing', when he answered for her.
"I would kick his ass, again!," he said, about to go search out Seto for the second time that day.
"Nothing happened," she sighed.
"Yeah, now you say that when you're precious Seto is about to get hurt," he said.
She narrowed her eyes. "No, Yami. Really. Nothing happened," she said again, "I don't even like him like that."
"Sure you don't."
She pulled back from him again, "And what evidence do you have to prove otherwise?"
"Well, he- um... He's...," it took him a second, but he eventually came up with an answer, "He's not afraid to get close to people and show his emotions. He doesn't see it as a weakness to care about someone."
As soon as he said it, his heart stopped. That sounded very... honest... Was that why he hated it when he saw them together? Was that why he was so-?
She blinked. "Are you... jealous?"
After a few minutes of waiting for him to do something, she just sighed and went back to his cut. "None of that matters," she told him, "I mean, he's nice and everything, but I-" She stopped moving again for a second, as she changed her comment, "I just don't see him that way."
"I'm not jealous," he muttered, realizing that her touch was getting softer and softer. His hand was twitching to move, but he kept it still.
She softly continued. "It might be a weakness to care for someone," she told him, "but it still happens."
"On accident," he muttered again, "Complete and total accident."
She raised an eyebrow, but he said, "Forget it," before she could ask.
Yami had noticed that her hand had stopped moving all together and was now just hovering there, on the side of his face.
This was the most emotion she had seen out of him in... well, just about ever... Lani wasn't about to just let it go, but she feared that it might have already been over. She kept looking at him. Nothing happened.
Eventually, she looked away from him, almost regretting that silent move she had just tried, and was about to back away, when his hand gently touched the side of her face, causing her to look back up to him. He was suddenly very close. In one movement, before she had time to say anything or he had time to think, his lips lightly brushed against hers.
Before the moment was lost, she lightly pressed closer and opened her mouth for him, as he responded by deepening their kiss. His other arm wrapped around her waist to pull her closer. Her arm had somehow managed to snake it's way around his neck. Thier lips moved together slowly, as they were suddenly embraced with one another.
After what seemed like forever, though it was barely a minute, their lips eventually parted, mostly for air.
His hand left her neck, where it had eventually rested. Yami's bout of crazy had dispersed and he had suddenly realized what he was doing.
He was proving Yugi right... the little bastard... He noticed her eyes open and glance away. Before she jumped to any conclusions about him leaving..
The way he figured it, there wasn't really any going back now. Might as well go all in.
Lani noticed the act and that he had suddenly gotten closer again. He wasn't running away... She kissed him and,had managed to pull him closer.
Seto stood on the edge of the river bank as the sun started to set. His head and torso had bandages wrapped around them. He was leaning on a crutch. His arm was in a cast. All that and he was pretty sure he was missing a tooth, but the doctors back at the mansion had jacked him up so high on morphine, that he just couldn't feel anything in his mouth anymore... or anywhere for that matter.
He could barely make out 'YUKON' on his black tailgate a foot under the water's surface with the glaring sun.
Seto Kaiba was having a horrible day, but at least the car was clean.
Yugi, who was standing beside him, started to ramble. "It was ALL Yami!," the boy said, "I had nothing to do with it! He was all like, 'Ha Ha! I'll show Seto to take Lani away when I'm not looking' and, against my protests, just rammed your car in the middle of the river! True story!"
"Yugi," Seto quietly said, cutting the teen off, "Since you're my friend, I'm gonna give you a five second head start. One."
The teen had started running.
Once Seto got to three, Yugi was about a mile away.
The End! Yay! .
Oh & it's LLLOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGGG, so sorry about that (unless you like long stuff, then rejoice).
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