"I think he's coming around!"
"Hey, back up! Give him some space!"
"Excuse me sir, I know you're worried about your brother, but please let us do our job so that we can assess his condition."
"I'm going to go outside for a bit… all this blood is making me queasy."
Yugi flinched as he felt gloved fingers press against his throat. He shifted his neck into a comfortable position and opened his eyes to see what was going on, then hissed through his teeth when he felt a strong throbbing sensation in his head. Through his pain he briefly noticed a group of paramedics towering over him, all of them in their 'doctor mode.'
"Hey, kid, can you hear me?" A man with dark hair and dark eyes asked him, a concerned expression on his face.
Yugi nodded numbly, aware of the large crowd surrounded around him. He saw his brothers among them, all of them looking worried yet relieved at the same time. He tried to give them a reassuring smile, but ended up grimacing instead. His head was really starting to sting now and he was just now remembering what had happened to it for it to do so.
"Can you tell us your name?" One of the medics to his left asked.
"Yugi Mutou," He said without hesitation.
"And where are you?"
"The state swim meet."
"Okay, good. Can you tell us what day it is?"
Yugi had to think about this for a minute since he generally didn't know what the date was. He recalled the last date he had written on one of his school assignments and counted from there to this day. Once he figured it out he relayed it to the paramedic, who nodded at his answer.
"Alright, last question. Do you know how you got into this position?"
Yugi's eyes scrunched up as pain flared in his head again. "I was diving and didn't jump out far enough, so I hit my head on the board. Someone got me out of the water and I guess I passed out here."
"Well, it looks like there's not any serious damage," A female medic remarked before she moved to sit in front of him. "I'm going to need to check for any sign of a concussion. I'm going to shine a light in your eyes so just look straight ahead, okay? Can you go ahead and do that for me?"
Yugi sat still, shivering slightly from the water that still coated his skin, and did as instructed. He tried not to flinch as the bright light sent a harsh pang through his already pounding head. Both of his eyes were checked carefully. Another one of the paramedics came to look too, just to make sure.
"Neither of the pupils are dilated which is a good sign."
The medics then decided it would be best to take him elsewhere so that they could take care for his head wound. They helped him stand, watching his movements closely to see if he looked like he couldn't handle walking, and helped him out of the pool area. Yugi's brothers followed close behind, wanting to help but knowing not to interfere yet.
Soon enough Yugi was sitting in a secluded area sitting patiently while one of the medics cleaned and wrapped the gash on his forehead. Luckily, it wasn't deep enough to need stitches.
"Hm…" the medic wrapping gauze around his head narrowed her eyes slightly. Yugi panicked when he felt her cool hands against his cheeks. "Yugi, I think we should take your temperature, you feel really warm."
Mahado, who had been sitting in a chair a few feet away, shot to his feet. "What?" He rounded on his little brother immediately. "Let me see…" He reached out to see for himself, only to blink in slight shock when Yugi suddenly whipped his head backwards.
"N-no! I'm fine, really!" He insisted, his eyes going wide.
The woman who had been checking him over earlier snorted. "I'll be the judge of that, Mr. Mutou," she pulled on a new pair of rubber gloves.
Yugi sighed in defeat and allowed her to probe at his form. She checked his breathing, pulse, throat, and took his temperature. During each test she made a sound of disapproval, which only concerned Yugi's brothers more.
When she was done she turned to address the three of them. "Were any of you aware that Yugi has symptoms of the flu?"
During the week of Yugi's sickness he was forced to stay in bed and wasn't allowed to move his head a lot because of the diving incident. Being so still nearly drove him insane! He swore all of his brothers had internal warning alarms that went off in their heads when he tried to get out of bed. All of them would run into the room at once and demand to know what he was doing. Honestly, couldn't a guy get up to take a piss without being questioned by it?
There was only one good thing about being sick, and that was that Yami's mom made him some soup and sweets and had Yami send them over. It was all so delicious and Yugi practically begged his boyfriend to get the recipe from his mom so that Dark could learn how to make it.
Speaking of Yami, he tended to come over to the house every day after school to keep Yugi company. Mahado refused him to actually sit near Yugi, because he didn't want him sick too, so Yami would sit on the other side of the room and they would just chat. It was nice and Yugi liked it a lot.
He liked it even more when, one afternoon, Yami slowly brought him his soup and slowly placed it in his lap. Yugi thanked him and picked up his spoon to begin eating, but stopped when he noticed something special about the soup. Inside of it was not the usual beef and vegetables, but noodles. Alphabet soup.
There was only five noodles inside and they were aligned in such a way that they spelled a word. Yugi beamed when he read: Prom?
A few weeks later…
"Oh my gosh, where is the camera!" Mahado squawked as he ran from room to room, looking for said device.
"Wah!" Atemu turned the page of the book he was reading. "Just use the camera on your phone."
"No! The quality on it is crap!"
Dark snorted from the kitchen. "Calm down you look like a chicken with its head cut off." He picked up one of the caramel apples he had just finished making and handed it to Atemu. "Don't break your teeth on it," he warned.
"My teeth are like volcanic rock," Atemu grinned and took a bite of the treat, only to yank it away a second later, so that he could cover his mouth with his hand. "Ow! I bit -drah- my tongue!"
"Hey, dumb and dumber, come help me find the camera!" Mahado demanded as he scurried upstairs.
Dark sighed. "Guess we better go - "
He was interrupted by someone knocking on the front door.
"Get the door?" Atem laughed and set his book down on the table. He licked his apple on his way to the front of the house, and tried to bite it again when he undid the locks and opened the door.
Standing on the other side was Yami, Yugi's date to prom. He was looking all dapper in his black tuxedo and dress shoes, holding the box with Yugi's boutonniere inside of it. He had an almost shy smile on his face and his cheeks were slightly pink. Atem offered him a reassuring smile and stepped out of the way so that his brothers boyfriend could come in.
"You look nice," he complimented. "Yugi should be down in a second, I think he was trying to tame his hair."
Yami laughed and followed him into the kitchen. "Yeah, I just got a text from him that said the same thing."
Atemu hopped up onto the counter and finished eating his caramel apple. He noticed a tray with a few more of them and pointed to it. "Wop-wah. You want one? Dark made them and they're pretty good."
Yami shook his head. "We're going to go out to eat after this so I don't want to ruin my appetite. But I'll take one with me when I come back to drop him off."
"Where are you guys going to eat?"
"Um, I can't remember what it's called, but it's Italian. I've never been there, but Ryou has and we're going to meet him and the others over there."
"Sounds like a good dinner to me," Atemu grinned.
He cocked his head to the side when he heard people coming down the stairs and figured it was Yugi and Mahado. He could hear Yugi grumbling and the sound of clicks going off which meant Mahado had probably found the camera.
"Well, guess you better get your boutonnieres on," he heaved himself off the counter and joined Yami in the den where the rest of his brothers were.
Yugi looked around and smiled when he spotted Yami. He was looking just as good as his boyfriend in his own tuxedo and dress shoes.
"Hey, you like very handsome," he grinned cheekily and gave him a quick hug.
"Thanks, you're looking pretty good yourself."
Mahado snuck around them and took a picture. "Aw, look at the happy couple."
Dark laughed and handed Yugi his boutonniere for Yami. "Alright kids, put those on and then hit the road."
"Sheesh," Yugi laughed. He took the flower out and clumsily attached it to Yami's jacket. "You all are so pushy tonight!"
He stood still as Yami worked on attaching his flower to his own jacket, trying to ignore Mahado's constant picture taking.
"We just don't want you to miss your reservations. Now come on, off you go." Dark grabbed their shoulders and lead them to the front door.
"Hey!" Mahado threw himself in front of them. " We're doing pictures in front of the house really quick, okay? I want a few of just Yugi and Yami, then I want some of Yugi and Atemu. Then me and Dark. Got it?"
Everyone, except Yami, groaned out loud and rolled their eyes. They quickly got into position and posed. It took them about ten minutes to finish it all, but once they were done, Yugi and Yami practically bolted for the car.
"Have fun!" Mahado waved enthusiastically.
"But not too much fun!" Atemu grinned cheekily.
Dark cupped his hands around his mouth and yelled, "Remember what I said Yugi! Blows and gropes are a-okay, but extreme below the belt action is no way!"
The tires of the car screeched and the two teenagers were soon out of sight.
By the time they got to the dance it was crowded and already alive with music and dancing. Girls were decked out in their long dresses, huddling in groups to talk to their friends and their dates. The guys all looked clean in their tuxedos, some of them even wearing a white top instead of a black one. Malik happened to be one of the guys in white.
They walked further into the room, ignoring the staring girls and their cooing over them. Bakura scowled at them and grabbed Ryou's hand.
"We're going to get some punch," he mumbled before stalking away with a helpless Ryou in tow.
Malik laughed. "Poor Ryou. I hope he wears Bakura out tonight."
"I say at the end of the dance we dump the punch over his head," Marik said.
"Eh… why?" Yugi asked, giving Marik a strange look.
"Cause!" Marik snorted. "The punch is red and his hair is white, so it'll stain it! Now that's something I just gotta see!"
"You're just asking to die early," Yami chuckled. He noticed Yugi staring out at the dance floor and grabbed his hand. "We're going to go dance for a bit, we'll see you guys later!"
"Sure, sure. Don't do something I wouldn't do!" Malik called out to Yugi.
"Don't worry about it!" He waved him off and followed Yami to the outer part of the dance floor. They picked up on the other people's dance moves and followed along, occasionally spinning each other for the heck of it.
"I wish I wouldn't have eaten so much," Yugi patted his stomach. "I feel like if I dance too hard then everything I just ate is going to come right back out."
"Me too. That was really good food though."
"Yeah, we should go there for our next date!"
"We'll have to wait until our wallets are refilled. That place was expensive!"
Yugi nodded in agreement. "Aint that the truth. In that case, we should just have Dark pack a meal for us and we can go find some random ledge and sit on it and eat."
Yami laughed and spinned Yugi around. "What if we end up sitting on a ledge that's right above a dumpster or something?"
"Well, we'll go find another one!"
They both jumped when the music abruptly stopped and the DJ began talking into the microphone.
"Sorry about that guys, I just wanted to remind you that song requests are welcomed. I've just gotten one from a young man, so we'll get to that!"
There was a pause where everyone was just staring at him before the song started playing and everyone picked up their original pace. Yugi stared at Yami and started laughing, unable to believe which song was playing.
"Oh, this is just destiny right here."
They both smiled and instantly starting belting out the lyrics to their song.
"I'll take you home if you don't leave me at the front door! Your body's cold, but girl we're getting so warm! Tonight you're falling in love, let me go now, this feelings tearing me up!"
"Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake yeah!"
"Okay there is no way we aren't playing this at our wedding!" Yami said.
Yugi threw his head back and laughed. "Dancing to this song in our leather suits. I can't wait."
Yugi fanned his face with his hand dramatically. "A man who speaks Spanish while dancing to this song… I can't. You're perfect."
Yami leaned down and kissed him on the lips. "You're crazy, but I think that's why I like you so much."
"Funny," Yugi shifted closer to him. "I was thinking the same exact thing."
They smiled at each other, oblivious to everyone else around them. And then they finished singing their song.
I saw you dancing and I couldn't get you off my mind. I was thinking of ways that you would stay and be mine…
A/N - THE END!
Yay! I finally finished it, I'm so happy! Thank you all so much for reading this and reviewing! I've enjoyed reading all of your comments, and I appreciate the support you have given me! Thanks for putting up with my slow updates! I hope you enjoyed this chapter and was satisfied with how it ended.
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