Free us: Chapter 6


A small fair skinned boy, no older then 8, with tri-color hair stood on a balcony looking over Egypt. He had a smile on his face and kept looking over his shoulder to the door as if he was waiting for someone.

When the door finally opened and another boy about the age of 9 walked into the room. He was also fair skinned like the other boy and when his eyes landed on the 8 year old the boy smiled broadly.

He went over to the balcony and walked out to join the other. He wrapped his arms around the small waist and pulled him to him. He leaned down and whispered in the small ones ear. "Yugi…"

Yugi's eyes flew open and he shot up in the bed. His breathing had become labored again and he was sweating. The images of the dream kept playing in his mind and he wondered what it meant. He looked a lot like the small boy just like the other boy looked like… prince Yami.

Yugi's eyes widened more when he suddenly felt arms around his waist tighten. Ever so slowly and to not work himself up more then he already was, he turned his head and looked down to who had a hold of him.

Crimson eyes slowly opened and Yami looked up to see the frightened eyes of the one he loved. His brows furrowed together and he slowly sat up himself. "Are you alright Yugi?"

Said teens breath hitched at the name again and he shook his head. He was confused and scared and wanted nothing more than to jump out of this bed, but the arms still around his waist wouldn't let him do that.

Yami moved his arms to wrap around the boys shoulders and pulled him into a hug. He felt Yugi go stiff in his arms and tried again what seemed to work last night. He leaned down and whispered into his ear softly. "Please relax Yugi, I won't harm you and nor would I allow any harm to befall you."

Yugi swallowed thickly and felt a part of him scream that Yami was right and to trust him. But he still wasn't sure. Then again the man had seemed to stay with him all night and he hadn't harmed him then. He took a deep breath and willed his body to relax in the princes hold, something that did not go unnoticed by the prince as a small smile made its way onto his face.

"Can you tell me what's wrong, Yugi? What has you so distressed?"

Yugi shivered as Yami's baritone voice rang though his ear again. It was a pleasant shiver, something that had him once again confused. He pushed that aside for now and decided to answer the prince's question. "It was a dream I had, my prince I don't really think I should bother you with my problems."

Yami pulled back slowly and put a hand lightly on his chin to raise Yugi's face so he could look him in the eyes. "Yugi, you are my friend. You are not a slave. Now please, tell me what is bothering you."

Once he let go of Yugi's chin the boy looked back down again. Was Yami right? Was he not a slave but a friend to the prince? He thought this over for a moment before the dream played in his head again. If that really was Yami when he was a boy and it wasn't a dream but a memory, then that alone would prove the man's claim.

He sighed and looked back up allowing his lilac eyes to connect with Yami's scarlet. "It was a dream I had."

The prince nodded and gestured for him to continue.

"I think I was a small boy, about the age of 8. I was standing on a balcony and waiting for someone. When that person arrived he…." Yugi paused and Yami tilted his head to the side.

"It's alright Yugi, continue."

Yugi took a deep breath and looked at Yami seriously. "He looked like you. He joined me on the balcony, pulled me into a hug and whispered the name Yugi."

Yami's eyes had widened as he remembered that day. It was the day of his 9th birthday and Yugi had come over to surprise him. The two of them played in his room and eventually just fell asleep together on his bed. That meant that Yugi hadn't had a dream, but remembered a very small thing. Something else clicked in Yami's head at that moment.

"Is that why you're responding to the name Yugi?"

Yugi shrugged his shoulders and looked back down to the bed. "This is going to sound strange but…. I just know it's my name. I'm not sure how or why, but I just know it."

Yami nodded this actually making a lot of since to him. Even if the boy couldn't remember, his subconscience part of his memory does and is trying to help him remember.

He slid off of the bed and gestured for Yugi to come with him. It was time he tried a different way to help him remember.

Yugi got off the bed and Yami gently took his hand, pleased when the boy didn't pull away just flinched slightly, it meant he was starting to trust him. And that was a fact he was going to take great pleasure in.

He lead Yugi down a few halls and out into the garden. He then continued part the garden and over to a small area hidden by a bunch of tall plants. He released the young ones hand and climbed through the plants.

Yugi hesitated slightly before he also followed Yami through the plants. He stumbled a bit when he tried to get out of them and tripped. He eeped before he was coughed and pulled into strong arms again.

He felt a blush spread across his face as he looked up and his gaze connected with amused crimson.

"Still as clumsy as ever I see."

Yugi didn't understand what he meant by that but shrugged it off as an inside joke. He pulled away from Yami and looked around where they were. There was a small pond behind Yami and they were standing In what looked like a hidden area. The plants made a great barrier to keep it hidden from the outside.

Yugi felt a tug at his heart as if he knew this place was important but he still couldn't remember why. "Pr-"

"Yami, call me by my name."

Yugi was shocked to say the least by the demanding tone and looked back up to the prince. His eyes almost made Yugi feel guilty. They were soft and pleading with a look of fear that was hidden. He swallowed thickly and tried again. "Y-Yami, where are we?"

The prince's face softened even more and he turned, once again taking Yugi's hand in his. "We are at a hidden pond behind the palace garden. I used to play here when I was young…with you, Yugi."

Yugi's brows furrowed together at that announcement and he looked around. Could he really have been here with the prince? He felt another tug at his heart and he looked back up to Yami. "I-I don't re-remember."

Yami nodded his head and sat down at the edge of the pond. He gestured for Yugi to join him and once the boy did he wrapped his arm around his shoulders and pulled him to him. "That's alright Yugi. I understand."

The boy would have believed him if he didn't hear the sadness that crept into the young princes voice. He sighed and looked back over the pond wishing that he could remember something. Anything to make the sadness Yami was feeling go away.

He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. He imagined the pond in his head and then the two small boys from before at it. He felt his head spin slightly and blackness slowly start to engulf him.

Yami looked down at Yugi when the boy slowly closed his eyes and then his own eyes widened when he just went limp in his hold. He placed his hands on Yugi's shoulders and shook him gently. When the boy didn't respond to anything he scooped him up into his arms and took off for Isis.

~Medical Wing~

"Do you ever listen!? Or does what I say just go in one ear and out the other!? What part of, they must remember on their own at their own pace, did you not comprehend!?"

Ryou flinched at the normally calm and composed woman before he went back to checking Yugi's heart rate and breathing.

Isis had been yelling at Yami since he brought Yugi in. The boy had passed out when once again trying to remember things from his past. Ryou could tell Yami felt extremely bad and he wanted to bail him out, but no one, not even Aknamkanon, messed with her when he was mad.

The door to the medical wing opened and in piled the rest of the group. Heba's eyes widened when he saw Yugi on the bed and immediately went to his side.

He swallowed thickly before looking over to Isis who spoke to answer the unasked question. "I think he should be fine, once he wakes up. What type of state of mind he will be in I don't know."

Aknamkanon looked to her in confusion at that. "What do you mean Isis?"

Isis sighed and shook her head. "My Pharaoh, If Yugi remembers anything from this it could harm his mental state. For all we know he would remember what happened during his parents murder or during the slave training. If he remembers something as devastating as that it could affect his mental state. He could close all the way up this time."

Yami felt his heart squeeze at that and moved to Yugi's side. He sat on the edge of the bed and slowly ran a hand though the boy's hair again. "I'm sorry Yugi."


Inu: This focused on Yami and Yugi but don't worry, Atem and Heba will have their own chapter to.