Yusei opened the door to his garage. To his surprise, Aki was standing there, waiting for him.

"Keep the lights off," she said.

"Aki? What are you doing here?" Yusei asked.

"I came to say goodbye. And..." She hesitated, and then turned to him.

"Yusei... I think... I have feelings for you!" She finally said.

There was a silence.

"Oh, Aki..." Yusei said awkwardly. "I... I'm sorry. There's... someone who already has my heart..."

Aki's heart sank. "There... There is?" And then she thought of who it could be.

"It's Sherry, isn't it?"

"No," Yusei shook his head. "It's... someone else." He was reluctant to say it. Instead, he unconsciously wandered over to his mantle where his WRGP trophy sat, along with a picture of the Team's victory, and a pair of broken red glasses.

"It's someone who I can never have..." And Yusei ran his hand over the broken glasses.

Aki saw, and she was smart enough to put two and two together.

"Yusei...!" she gasped, and Yusei removed his hand.

"I'm sorry Aki."

"But Yusei... he's gone. He's never coming back."

"I know. But my heart... will always be his..."

For some reason, Aki found herself smiling.

"I'm sure he'd be happy to know that," she said.

"I just wish he could have known that while he was still here."

Aki frowned.

"Yusei, what you're doing for this city... I'm sure he's proud," Aki said, "He died so that you could do this. He died for you. He had to have loved you."

Yusei turned, and wrapped his arms around Aki. He couldn't stop the tears trickling down his face.

"Thank you, Aki," he said, his voice slightly cracking. She gently patted him on the back.

He pulled away and straightened up.

"Good luck with your studies," Yusei told her.

"Thanks," Aki said, "And Yusei... I'm glad to have known you."

"I'm glad to have known you too," he replied.


Aki began to walk out, but then stopped. She chuckled, and then said, "I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty jealous of Bruno."

She turned, but Yusei had vanished. She frowned, but then turned back and left the garage.