A/N: Glad to know I'm not dead right?
And as always thank you to:
Port Rocks: I'm really sorry. Hugs?
Nightcrawlerlover: Yes well drama is always more fun to write.
Yami yasi Hey Yasi. How have you been?
Dancers of the Night Yes, they did kiss. And I promise you there will be more of that.
Naoka Giovanni Haha Yami being a badass is SO fun to write.
AnriMia24 She did give in to easily huh? It's a flaw I really wanted to put out there. Since really she's not as perfect as everybody think.
CrimsonZero: Subtle is my middle name. Sort of. I hope you take this chapter as your liking too. It's really long.
Dark Shining Light Uhh you said ASAP right? Hmmm. I'll have to work on that next time.
Warning: For any mistakes I made. No matter how many times I read over I always end up finding one when I read it on . Mayor Personality change on Yami(Atem). Some suggestive scenes not appropriate for young children. Not a love triangle like the other stories. Title may change after a while.
Chapter 13: Shredding the Walls
It was the end of second period. Tea was at her locker, everyone rushing around her to get to their next class, when she felt a pair of eyes on her. She was being watched. Tea looked around her but couldn't look past the crowd of students.
There she spotted him on the other side of the hall. He was leaning on the lockers ever so coolly with a smirk on his lips. She gasped not expecting him, she turned away from him and put her books in the lockers. In an instant she felt his body pushing against hers, she was turned back around to face him and his God-given pretty face. The halls were empty now, with only them filling the silence. Yami's face was only inches away from Tea's. Sharing the same air until he gave her that crooked smile that took her breath away.
"You missed me?" His voice was alluring and taunting. He looked like some dark angel hidden in the shadows. Surely Tea was the helpless white dove that was being reeled in by the darkness.
"No," Tea gasped which only made him chuckle in return.
"I did," He nuzzled his nose to her neck, kissing it tenderly. Tea felt her knees almost giving out. Yami pressed himself closer to her, her back was uncomfortable against the locker doors but she didn't paid any mind to it. "In fact I've been waiting all day for this moment," he whispered, he faced her with his eyes clouded with lust.
"Me too," Tea felt as if his eyes got her in a trance. She whimpered when he kissed her nose.
"If only you knew Tea," he spoke in vague phrases now. Giving soft kisses all over her face and her neck. Tea could only focus on her breathing until she felt his lips on hers again.
Tea got up, her bed groaning from the shifting in weight. The sun was coming out already. She put a hand to her head when the dream came rushing in her head. She didn't feel anything at first but shock. All she could think that was somewhat rational was-
'I did not just dream that.' She put a hand to her heart and felt it beating at a fast pace, her face was feeling hot also.
Tea's train of thought was cut off when she heard her mother calling out for her.
"No need to worry," she told herself as she changed into her school uniform. "Its just a stupid dream mixed in with some girlish hormones," Like that excuse would satisfy her but I guess it would do for now.
"It's a nightmare, not a dream," She will have to make that her new mantra.
Yugi gaped at Yami not even sure if he heard him right or not. He blinked and shook his head. "I'm sorry did I just hear you right? You want to drive to school?"
Yami put on his jacket with a shrug and looked at Yugi. "Uh huh. It's the new rave, Yugi. Everybody is doing it,"
Yugi rolled his eyes but wasn't going to be side tracked by Yami. "Yami you haven't drove to school in a car since Vivian suggested to have sex in it.
"Maybe I want to have sex in it then," Yami said with a coy smile. Yugi blushed and pretended not hear that. "Perhaps not with Vivian," Yami added with a wave. "I'll start with drive-thru movies and work myself up. However that's beside the point, I didn't want to drive to school because of all unnecessary money I had to waste on gas,"
Yugi rolled his eyes. "So all of sudden you decided to waste money?"
Yami sighed and huffed at his bangs. "You're not going to let this go?"
"I just want to know what's going on," Yugi admitted. His twin looked away for a second, rubbed the back of his neck and looked back at Yugi.
"Fine, you win for once…" Yami drifted on while Yugi waited patiently. Then Yami turned around and opened the door to the garage.
"Yami!" Yugi called out to him. 'Damn and here I thought I had him,' Yugi pouted but followed him to his car. "I'll figure it out one way or the other," he said to his brother as he climb into the passenger seat.
"Oh I'm sure that won't take long," Yami hinted and pushed the control button to open the garage door.
Like an experience driver, Yami got out of the garage and the narrow driveway without troubles and headed out down the street. Yugi looked out the window until he notice Yami taking a turn that didn't lead to the school. He looked over at Yami confused.
"Where are we going?"
"Detour. It's way too early to be at school,"
"Then why did we leave so early?"
"Yugi my own blood you have far to many question and at last I have very few answers. So sit and be patient," Yami said in a tone of a wise man. Yugi looked hesitant for a second and then finally decided to do what he was told. Being patient was the only way to get answers from Yami because eventually he would give in and tell you. Eventually.
Its not until Yugi began to recognize the houses around him that was when he had the light bulb above his head and if wasn't for the seat belt keeping him seated he would've sprung up to hit the car ceiling. "You!" He pointed at Yami. "What are we doing here?"
"Oh I think you know," Yami teased.
"Only a little," Yugi admitted. "We're going to pick up Tea aren't we?"
"Uh-huh and not only that,"
Even when Yugi found out the great mystery he was still confused as ever.
Yami got out of the car and walked to the front porch, Yugi confused and clueless for the moment followed him. Instead of ringing the doorbell Yami searched around the porch area.
"Yami what are you doing?" Yugi asked curiously. Yami said nothing, he looked in a pot and with an 'Aha' he picked out a key. He then turned to the door and put in the key. "Yami, you can't do that. We'll get in trou-"
Yami opened the door in a dramatic fashion. "Honey, I'm hooommmeee!" Yami yelled in a sing-song voice. He stepped in and motioned Yugi to come in too. "Oh come on Yugi, she doesn't bite," he assured his brother playfully.
"My mom doesn't but I probably do," Yami gave Tea his most brilliant and innocent smile. She stood in the doorway, tapping her foot impatiently.
"Hiya sweety. Miss me?"
"Breaking in is a crime," Tea warned them. Yugi gulped and stepped behind Yami.
"Technically we didn't break in," Yami pointed out and held out the key in his hand. "We came in through the front door like normal civilized neighbors," he grinned. Tea swiped the extra key from Yami's hand before he pulled it away.
"Ass," She hissed. She walked away from them into the living room. She didn't want them to see the smile she desperately tried to hide.
"See that wasn't bad, Yugi," Yami ruffled with his brother's tricolor hair and followed Tea.
"Well warn me before you do an actual break in," Yugi said. Yami gave him a wink in response.
Mrs. Mazaki was in the kitchen while Yami and Yugi sat themselves in the table. Yami sitting across from Tea with Yugi sitting next to him. "Jeez I'm starving. Aren't you Yugi?" Yami rubbed his stomach.
Yugi nodded shyly. "Maybe if you weren't in such a hurry to leave, we could've ate at home,"
"But I miss mommy's homemade breakfast cooking," Yami replied giving Tea another award winning smile. Tea glared at him when he called her mother 'mommy'. He sure liked to bring up the past. Tea got up.
"How bout I get you something to drink?" Tea asked Yugi sweetly, ignoring Yami completely. Yugi nodded.
"What about me?" Yami asked with a pout.
"You," Tea redirected her attention to his handsomely tanned face. "Since you think this is your home, you can serve yourself," She left at that.
"Tch, fine." Yami got up also and walked to the kitchen.
Yugi laughed. These two can be at each other's throat the whole day and not get tired of it.
"Good morning mom," Yami said to Mrs. Mazaki who was making pancakes, eggs and bacon for her 'crashing' guests. Tea was at the refrigerator watching as Yami went over to her mom and gave her a hug and a kiss on a cheek. Treating as if she really was his second mother. Tea felt a bit nostalgic.
"Yami, what is this I hear about breaking into people's home?" Mrs. Mazaki asked returning the hug. Tea brought out a jug of orange juice, while Yami went over to the cabinets.
"Your daughter is obviously making up ridiculous stories to have you all to herself," Yami answered. Tea glared at him while Mrs. Mazaki turned back to the stove. He winked at her and got her two glasses from the cabinets.
"How did you know-"
"I guess some things just never change," he answered before she finished her question. He looked at her straight in the eye. Tea couldn't seem to look away.
"That smells great," Yugi's voice appeared. "mom," he added shyly. Yami looked at him and Yugi shrugged. "Old habits, right Tea?"
Tea looked at the two of them strangely. She sighed and gave Yugi a glass of orange juice.
"Oh dear," Mrs. Mazaki examine them. "you three are all grown up but you're still calling me mom," Mrs. Mazaki wiped a tear away. "I'm so happy but sad," she laughed a bit.
Yugi stared at his glass and took a sip, he watched Yami from the corner of his eye. He was looking at Tea, something different in his eyes. Tea was staring at her mom and smiled weakly. Yami looked at Yugi, he motioned him to look behind him and gave him a nod.
Yugi turned around and saw a picture. He smiled.
Tea opened her mouth to say something but stopped. Her eyes widened when she felt Yugi grabbed her hand and Yami wrapped his arm around her shoulders. Her breath stopped.
"You see, mom? We're still your kids. Doesn't matter who grows up or changed. We're always be together," Yami spoke and Tea couldn't help but to be mesmerize. The way those two held her now was almost the exact way they used to hold her when they were little kids. "Come on," Tea heard Yami whispered to her. "I could use a little help,"
Tea blinked away the fog in her eyes, she grabbed Yugi's hand tightly and wrapped an arm around Yami's waist. She felt so happy at that moment and it was enough to give her mom a real smile. "You're always going to be our mommy,"
She never had a problem sharing her mom with the twins. She had always wanted a sibling and the two of them came in a package she couldn't refuse. When she was little she made the two pinky swear to always call her mom like she was theirs and she would call their mothers hers. Two mothers and two brothers. She couldn't ask for more.
Her mom took a photo of them. She smiled warmly. "This ones going up on the wall," she told them. "And as long as one of you brings me grandchildren, you can call me 'mom' for the rest of your lives,"
There Tea had to release her hold of Yami and Yugi as she stuttered embarrassingly. "M-mom!" She felt Yami chuckled and she noticed he hadn't let go of her.
"It's a deal,"
Tea grew red beet at this and her eye twitch. Why wasn't he letting go of her?
Yugi laughed too and looked back at the picture behind them. It was the three them as little kids holding each other just like they were moments ago. 'Some things never do change,'
Breakfast was served.
"So did Tea get a boyfriend where you guys lived?"
Tea kicked Yami's shin under the table. Yami grunted and looked at Tea who was eating peacefully with a smirk.
Mrs. Mazaki played and picked at Yami's hair. "Was this done when you were in your delinquent phase?"
"What makes you think Yami hasn't grown out of it yet?" Yugi mumbled and all them laughed except for Yami.
"Very funny," he poked Yugi's stomach almost making him spit out the orange juice he just sipped.
They finished and put the plates in the sink.
"Well we're off," Yami announced.
"Stay out of trouble," Mrs. Mazaki waved at them. "And that means you Yami Motou. Don't think you're of the hook just yet,"
Yami jumped. "Dammit" Yugi hid his smile.
"Uh huh, well sweetie have a good time okay?" Mrs. Mazaki said to Tea. Tea gave her a kiss on the cheek and slowly made her way to Yami's car, growing anxious with every step.
"Cool only 8 minutes to spare," Yami said as he parked his car in the student parking lots. He noticed Tristian's and Mai's cars already here. He killed the ignition and got out of the car along with Tea and Yugi.
"Umm Tea you okay?" Yugi asked her when he noticed Tea being unusually quiet. She gave him a smile and nodded.
"I wouldn't worry about it, Yugi," Yami interrupted handing Yugi his backpack. "She's just worried what her friends will think if they see her coming with us,"
"Oh," Yugi replied. He didn't really understand it but he did get hint that Yami could be right.
"No," Tea disagreed. "I just-"
"Why lie to us?" Yami didn't want to hear it, he went ahead of them.
Suddenly Tea felt guilty. Was it because he came to all this trouble, having breakfast with her and driving her here? She hadn't even thanked him yet.
'He broke into my house!'
Tea blinked and looked over at Yugi. He was playing his fingers contemplating. "Did something happen between you and Yami yesterday?" He asked.
"W-what?" and immediately the memory of Yami and her kissing. It was still so fresh in her mind. She could feel her lips burning of the hidden sensation.
"I just get the feeling Yami did something. He's acting strange again," Yugi thought out loud, looking at Yami's back.
"N-nothing happen," Tea stammered. She put her hands in front of her. "He apologize and I left, that's it,"
"Hmmm," Yugi put a finger to his chin. He knew there had to be more to that just by looking Tea's nervous expression. "If you say so," he would leave it for now.
Tea blew out a breath of relief at the same time the 5 minutes bell rang.
"Hurry up you two, we only got five minutes now!" Yami yelled calling out to Tea and Yugi. They ran to catch up with him. "What were you guys doing?" he asked suspiciously.
"None of your business," Tea replied cooly.
"Just askin' is all," Yami pouted childishly, Tea wanted to smack him.
Yami gathered his notebooks in his back at the end of second period. "Yami!" he turned to see who called out his name. It was Vivian, she gave him a hug and a quick peck on the lips. She must've been waiting for him outside his classroom.
"How bout you walk me to class," she said with a playful smile while she played with Yami's collar. He knew what exactly what she wanted to do with him. He pried her off of him.
"Sorry," he said to her. "I can't ditch anymore, Yugi will hang me for sure if he finds out,"
"So? Come on Yami, it'll be fun," She wasn't taking the hint. Yami sighed. It sounded tempting really but Tea was probably leaving her art class by now.
"Next time Vivian. I got to go class," he left almost running down the hallways and heading towards the Art wing of the school.
Vivian watched Yami leave her in the dust for perhaps the first time. 'What just happen? Did he just ditch me?' Well that didn't seem right at all.
Tea walked alone down the hallway. She had literature next along with Yugi, Duke and Yami. Duke and Yami in the same class, she didn't feel so comfortable with it. Suddenly she felt someone walking beside her.
Speak of one of the devils. Yami smiled. Something was up. And she was right, he grabbed her hand intertwining his fingers with her. Her face was starting to heat up.
"W-what a-are you d-doing?" Tea hissed at Yami, looking around to see if anybody notice.
"We have the same class and I thought we could walk together," He mention nothing about his hand holding hers.
The bell rang but Tea stopped instead of rushing to her class and gave him a look of suspicion. Yami raised an eyebrow. "Why are you holding my hand?" She was getting frustrated when he shrugged nonchantly.
"I'm just walking you and myself to class," he answered. "Is that a crime now?" he was on the defensive. He grabbed her hand tighter and finally Tea had the sense to pull back her hand.
"I don't think I need to be walked," Tea crossed her arms. "go walk yourself,"
Yami studied her. "Must you really be like this. I'm pretty sure I haven't done something wrong," he smirked.
Tea scowled. "I still haven't forgiven you," Now why did she have to go there? "And I won't fall for your little tricks,"
"What?" Yami was taken back with the off hand subject but he quickly recovered. "Wait, I apologize though. You have to forgive me now,"
Tea glared at him. "I don't have to do anything," she snapped. "Just because we kissed didn't mean I forgave you," She stopped talking when she saw him smirk. "What?"
"So what did the kiss mean?"
Tea was at a loss of words, her fingers tapping against her forearm nervously. "Don't even go there,"
"All I'm saying is that it's your turn," Yami explained leaning against the lockers in the hallways. They forgot all about getting to their classes. "I said sorry so now you have to make a move. Either reject my apology or accept it but if you don't accept it, you're gonna be the one looking like a villain," the way he leaned against the locker, and the way he had that coy smile that could be as irritating as his smirk reminded Tea of her dream. Dream Yami looked at her like she was an irresistible wine while the reality Yami looked at her like she wouldn't dare defy him. It didn't matter though because they were both Yami one in the same. He pushed himself of the lockers moving towards her.
Tea had her dream replaying in her head again, he would push against her towards the lockers, and have them breathing the same air.
"You know I wouldn't mind kissing you again," Yami told her with utter seriousness. "Sometimes once is not enough," He stood toe to toe with her but Tea noticed that he didn't make her go against the wall like yesterday or maybe because she was so zoned off that she didn't think of backing away from him. "I could take you in my arms right now and…" he drifted on and a frown appeared. "But I'm not Duke so I'm not going to shove you against the lockers like him,"
'but dream Yami did,' Tea thought. "What about yesterday?" She didn't have to elaborate as Yami's frown lifted into a smile. Why did she have to bring 'that' up?
"Well I asked for permission of course. One kiss, well not really, two maybe but you said yes so it's fine. You won't see me complain" Yami chuckled all of a sudden. "Why are you getting red?"
"I'm not. You're just seeing things," she turned her face away from him. "Lets just get to class, we're late,"
"By my account that's your fault," Yami spoke smirking at her. Her face still hadn't cool down. He liked the proof he witness of what he could do to her. He made a move to grab her hand but she pulled away in time.
"I won't get lost,"
"Tea, hey there,"
"Oh god, no," Tea whispered. She knew that voice. She looked up and gave him a shaky smile. "Hi Duke," this was so not happening.
"Huh, you here too?" Duke was addressing to Yami lowly. Yami didn't say anything which only got Tea even more anxious. She was having a real bad feeling about this and his silence only proved it. Duke smiled at Tea. She gulped. He grabbed Tea by the hand and pulled her to him. He smiled at Yami as he gave Tea a hug.
Tea closed her eyes.
"Would Yami do that? I mean they were friends," Tea told him. Yugi looked at the ground for a second.
"Yami doesn't like being threatened or teased. He'll lash out if someone is caught glaring at him. I mean nowadays when I'm around he shakes it off," Yugi explained to Tea. She was listening closely. "But," he went on. "Next time be careful, Tea. Because they were friends there is more of a possibility that Yami will fight him, even for the smallest tease,"
"So you don't know why they're mad at each other," Tea guessed but she was impressed with Yugi. They were brothers after all, even back then they were tighter than glue. They knew what the other was feeling at any time.
Yugi shrugged. "Maybe it is a territory thing," he muttered. He ignored Tea's expression and went on about to starting his art project.
Duke was holding onto her more then she liked. She pushed off him, looked around nervously and tucked a strand of hair behind her hair. Yami was still quiet and the air was chilling. Tea hadn't notice that they were both glaring at each other. Duke smiled looking satisfy for the moment. It was like they were having a silent conversation without Tea noticing.
Yami didn't give out any warning as he struck Duke on the jaw. Tea flinched at the noise of impact.
"Yami!" she grabbed his arm and pulled him back while Duke stood up, wiping his mouth. Yami made another move to hit him. "Stop it," Tea yelled.
"You really have some nerve Yami," Duke growled he was taking steps towards Yami. Tea moved to be in between them. "You think you can get anything you want huh?" Duke smiled grimly.
"Shut the hell up," Yami spat.
"Both of you guys, stop!" Tea pleaded.
"No ones here this time, Duke," Yami said ignoring Tea. "Why don't you try laying a finger on me now?"
"The only reason I'm here is for Tea not to fight some piece of shit that I happen to step upon,"
"You're the piece of shit as far as I'm concerned. You still don't understand that Tea doesn't want to go out with you," Yami chuckled which only made Duke turned red with anger. "Why don't you take a hint already?'
"Fuck you!" Duke got passed Tea, grabbed Yami by the collar of his jacket and slammed him against the lockers.
Yami grunt and grabbed Duke's clothes. "Get your hands off me asshole," Yami pushed him off, he manage to get lay another hit on Duke's jaw before Tea got in between them again. Duke fell to the ground, his lip was bleeding.
"Son of a bitch," Duke glared at Yami with hatred.
Tea got on her knees to check up on him. "Yami what the hell is wrong with you?" She looked at him. He almost looked satisfied while he watched Duke bleed.
"Calm down, Tea. I only hurt his pride," he smirked.
"You're really starting to piss me off, Yami," Duke got up and swung at Yami. Yami was ready for him.
Tea had to watch as they went at it, knocking each other into lockers. They really did wanted to hurt each other. It seem like they forgot she was even there. She didn't know what to do. Should she tell on a teacher? Or maybe call Yugi or Joey?
"You'll never be good enough for her!"
"Oh and you think you are?"
"You're just jealous,"
"Bullshit. I wasn't the one who got rejected like you,"
It felt like forever to Tea when help finally arrived. She text Yugi and Joey. She didn't have Tristian's number.
"Whoa," Joey got out of the way of the flying fist and grabbed Duke by the shoulders. It was obvious Duke stood no chance against Joey when it came to strength. He stopped struggling.
Yugi came in front of Yami. Tea couldn't see but it was like Yugi didn't even need to hold down Yami. She could see the grim look on Yami's face.
'He deserves it,' Tea thought. Yugi shook his head and told him to not move. Yugi was walking towards her now. She could only shrug at him when he asked if she was okay. She didn't even notice that she's been crying until Yugi wiped the wetness on her cheeks with his sleeves.
"I'm so sorry," he couldn't even look at her. She knew he was beating himself up for what happen. She felt sorry that he had to be Yami's brother. He must always be picking up Yami's bullshit and apologizing when it was clear who's fault it actually was.
She grew angry at Yami now, 'How could he do that to Yugi? Does he have no shame?'
"It's okay, Yugi," she put a hand to his shoulder. "You warned me, I should've called you earlier, I'm so-"
"Don't even apologize," Yugi shook his head. "You really didn't deserve this. In fact those two should be the one apologizing," he looked over at Duke who had his eyes closed and to Yami who just stared at the ground. He looked like a scared puppy about to get a scolding of his life. Tea stared at him a little longer. She had a feeling that he was embarrassed.
"What are you going to do?" Tea asked. "Yami's already in trouble. Are you going to tell on them?" Was she actually worried about Yami? She was just mad at him not long ago for causing his own brother heavy stress but who's fault was it really? Yami changed. Maybe for the worst but…he can't help it.
'Oh my god am I actually feeling pity for Yami?' Tea thought with a gasp. 'No, no, no. He started the fight,' but another voice in her head disagreed. 'Yugi warned you how he would act if Duke did something,'
"Don't worry about it, Tea," Yugi pulled Tea away from her thoughts. "It's over now." he sighed. "I'll just see you at lunch okay?" Tea nodded. "Oh and do you mind sticking with Duke? Just to see how's he doing?"
"I don't know Yugi," she spoke shyly. Joey came to them.
"Duke won't let anybody see him but you, Tea. Sorry," he said.
"I'll call Mana to come with you. She has study hall right now," Yugi told her and Tea thanked him.
Tea saw Yugi telling Yami to follow him and Yami silently obeyed without a fuss. She stopped breathing when he looked back and made eye contact with her. He looked away quickly as possible.
Yugi and Yami entered an empty bathroom. Yami washed his face with cold water while Yugi paced behind him. Yami dried himself with a paper towel and looked at Yugi through the mirror.
"Yami, what's gotten into you?" Yugi asked. "You can't just get into random fights in school when you are already in trouble with ditching," he scolded Yami as if Yami was the little brother and not the other way around.
"Whatever," Yami answered as he sat on a bench. "He started it anyways,"
"Stop acting like a child!"
"Then stop acting like my mom!" Yami rolled his hand into a fist. "You, Serenity and Mai always do that. Just leave me alone."
"We do that cause we care, you moron," The twins turned to see who said that. Mai stood with the door open and Serenity behind her.
"Can't you read? It's says 'boys bathroom'," Yami shooed them off.
"Ah you're bleeding!" Serenity noticed the blood trickling down from one of the cuts on Yami's cheekbone. She snaked past through Mai and got to his side in a heartbeat. She grabbed a paper towel and soaked it with water.
"I'm fine, they're just scratches," Yami leaned away. Serenity would have none of that, she motioned over to Yugi to help her and he immediately complied.
"Let her treat you, Yami. It's your damn fault for making her worry,"
Yami grit his teeth. Yugi knew that he hated pity and especially hated making people worried. Still that didn't stop him from doing reckless things. It just meant he didn't use his head as often as he should.
Yugi nodded at Serenity telling her it's okay now. She thanked him silently and began treating Yami while Mai stood behind her.
"How's Duke?" she asked Yugi.
"He's gonna be okay, Tea's with him right now. He wouldn't let anybody else see him," Yugi replied. Serenity stopped moving when she saw Yami flinched. Yugi sighed also noticing. "Calm down, I told Mana to check on them,"
Mai played with one of her bangs. "So you finally cracked huh?"
"Shut up," Yami growled.
"Jealousy isn't pretty," Mai commented. "Look what happen to you and Duke. All for a pretty girl," She smiled grimly. "All you guys are the same," She spat with venom. "Can't you even think of the consequences?"
Yami didn't reply at this.
"I swear, I don't even know why I'm still around you," Mai put a hand to her forehead. "You're trash in my eyes. All you seem to do now is just cause trouble for the rest of us,"
"If you hate me so much, then leave!" Yami shouted, Serenity jumped in shock. "We were done a long time ago," Serenity gripped Yami's hand and he stopped, looking down at her. She shook her head begging him to stop.
Yugi became worried. This situation wasn't going in the right direction. 'Dammit Yami," he cursed as he became aware of Mai's hand shaking.
"Fuck. You," she said slowly. She walked to Yami.
"Mai!" Serenity voice rang through the walls of the boy's bathroom. Then the sound of the door closing. There was silence and a echo of someone crying and running down the halls was heard.
Yugi sighed and rubbed his temples. Why couldn't life be simple for once? Yugi left the bathroom feeling defeated. This was out of his control as far as he was concern.
Only Serenity and Yami was left both quiet as a mouse. Serenity put a hand one of the bruises that became visible. Yami grabbed her hand put it down holding onto it though. "Does she hate me?" Yami asked his voice was quiet.
Serenity shook her head. "She can never," she answered. Yami looked at her, eyes widened. "I think that's why she wants too," Yami leaned back against the wall.
"I can never hate her either," he admitted, he lifted his head and looked at the ceiling. "How did this happen Serenity?"
"You didn't use your head, Yami," Serenity said truthfully and Yami chuckled dryly.
"That's it?" he said. "I could have swear this was Duke's fault as well,"
"Maybe it is,"
"I wonder what Tea's thinking right now," he thought out loud. Serenity sat next to him on the bench.
"Does it really matter to you?" Serenity had to ask.
Yami looked at her. "Don't be jealous," he held her hand tighter. "If every girl in this school starts to hate me, I know I got you to be there for me," he gave her a cheeky smile. Serenity blushed but she was happy to see him joking again. "You will be there for me right?"
She thought he looked cute the way he furrowed his eyebrows in doubt. She smiled and leaned to put her head on his shoulder. "Of course, who else would I use to make Joey mad?" she joked. He laughed.
"In that case we should get marry right away. For your brother's sake of course. Hey I'll even invite Tristian," He smirked when she slapped his knee.
"D-don't joke about that, Yami! I'll be even more trouble,"
"Oh come on Serenity. You're such a buzz kill. You can marry Yugi now for all I care," he pouted playfully.
"Rebecca called dibs already," Serenity looked sad but smiled.
"Oh that's right," Yami slapped his forehead. "Damn I guess I'm stuck with you,"
Serenity laughed and got up. "Come on now, my brother is probably looking for us," Yami clicked his tongue.
"That's gives me an idea," he pulled Serenity back to him, making her sit on his lap. "Since we're all alone why don't we do something naughty?" he waggled his eyebrow.
Serenity turned red and Yami laughed. He let her go. "Are you done?" she asked him getting off him as quickly as she could for her face to cool down.
"Just about," he gave her a quick kiss on the cheek. She turned red again. God did he enjoy doing that and it was even better when Joey was around. For now it was enough to cause him to smile. "Now I am. As you were saying?" he smiled at her.
"S-shut up," she turned around and left the bathroom. The bell then rang and everybody was suddenly filing out of their class. "Oh shit,"
"That's an ugly word," Yami said scrunching up his nose. "Sounds worst coming out of your mouth,"
Serenity glared at him and poked him in the chest. "You made me skip class,"
"Are you gonna thank me?" Yami asked confused. Serenity threw her hands up in surrender. Yami shrugged and laid an arm around her. "You might as well take this moment in. It's your first time. And with me. I couldn't be any luckier to have done it with you,"
Serenity couldn't stop her face turning red with the way Yami was trapping her mind in the gutter. "Yami!" she closed her eyes and punched his chest weakly.
"Thank you Serenity," she opened her eyes and lifted her head. He was serious now. "I feel much better now,"
"Your welcome," Serenity said softly.
"But seriously has anybody told you that ditching is very bad, next time stay in class to learn and blah blah blah,"
"You suck," Serenity giggled.
"Hey usually Yugi acts like the older brother," Yami said embarrassingly. "I'll ask him for pointers later. Now get to your next class," he pushed her along.
"Where are you going to go?"
"Class of course," he lied but he gave her a pretty convincing smile so she went with it. He actually had literature but wasn't even thinking twice of going to it. Instead he thought of going up on the roof to rest. He wasn't in the school mood today. He'll go back to classes after lunch which starts in about an hour. He climbed up the stairs to the school roof. He found a table and laid on it staring up on the blue sky. Tea was probably going to class. Which was another reason he didn't wanted to go. He had a bad feeling something would happen if he did. Duke probably thought of ditching, the prick wouldn't dare show his pretty beat up face to the public. Yugi was in his class too. Yami didn't want to show his face to his twin brother yet. He could see the disappointment already.
Yami closed his eyes. This morning was great he was actually being polite as far as he could go and Tea seemed to relax around him until the fight. She steer far away from him dragging Duke along with her. He didn't want to think of what they could've done in the time they were alone.
'Tea wouldn't do that though,' Yami thought trying to be reasonable. 'Even if she figure out why Duke and I were fighting,' She isn't attracted to Duke. 'She kissed me instead of Duke and I asked for it too,' Yami felt hopeful again. He wasn't going to lose Tea that easily. He wanted her and damn the world if he wasn't going to get what he wanted.
The lunch bell rang and still Yami was at the rooftop. He wasn't feeling hungry but he did still feel like shit. Without anybody to distract him, Yami's emotions ran crazy. He didn't feel bad for fighting against Duke, felt better when he remember how he kicked his ass but when he remember that Tea saw it all, his gut would drop. Yugi was mad at him, his only brother left the bathroom without a word. Mai was probably pissed but Yami felt afraid to confront her. The only woman in the world that could scared him.
Yami sat up on the table. It's been a while since he's been up here. Even on his days of
ditching class he forgot to come up here or when hanging with Vivian. In fact the only time he actually been up here with someone was when he was with Mai. They would just talk up here with no one watching them and away from gossiping ears.
'but that was so long ago,' Yami thought staring at the sky. It relaxed him to think that the peaceful blue sky meant his world hasn't ended just yet.
"Um Yugi, where's Yami?" Serenity asked hesitantly as she looked around the table. Tea took a glance at Yugi. She had too much pride to ask the question aloud but she had to admit she was getting a bit worried. She knew he wasn't as hurt from the fight like Duke but he did ditch third period and he didn't seem to make any appearance. Vivian was also curious and she wanted to make sure that Yami wasn't with anybody else. Whoever was with him would severely pay. Mai drank her orange juice quietly.
Yugi stopped chewing. He could feel almost the whole girl's population looking at him.
Yami groaned as he got up to stretch.
What was he going to do? He wanted to see Tea again, but the look she gave him when he left with Yugi after the fight ended made him hesitant. He didn't know how to approach her.
Yami played with his bangs and then threw it aside to have it crash softly against his cheek. He was wasting time here. He might as well go to the cafeteria and roll with it from there. Yami walked down the stairs silently, then cursed when he heard the bell rang.
So much for that plan.
What class did he have now? It was fourth period now so that meant he had physics. Yami groaned and the idea of staying up on the roof for a while longer teased him.
Still…"Tea has physics too," and that was an even a bigger tease to go back to the roof. He sighed and decided to go to class anyways.
Tea was the last and only one in the class. Her dance teacher was going home since she didn't have any more classes for the rest of the day to teach. Meanwhile Yami stood outside waiting for her and waving at the girls and occasionally boys who came out of the dance room. They would tried to hide and wipe away their sweat when Yami would look at them. He kept a smile on as the teacher walked by, who was giving him a look of suspicion. Once it was clear no one was leaving Yami frowned.
'Did she manage to sneak by me when I wasn't looking?' Yami was puzzled. He heard music coming from the presumably empty room. He smiled. 'Of course she hadn't left yet,' He walked inside the room and watched Tea dance. She didn't look like she noticed him the way she had her eyes closed and the music loud, dancing blindly. Yami slid off his backpack and jacket placed them on the floor. He looked around the room, the walls were covered with mirrors and anywhere he looked he could see Tea dancing.
When they were little Yami would always have to wait an extra hour or two just for Tea. Even when her dance class ended and the instructor was ready to head out Tea always stayed an extra hour, insisting that she wanted to practice the new moves she learned. Yami never had a problem waiting for her, he never complained to her even when it was getting dark or he was getting hungry. He didn't dare break her concentration. He only stayed because he love watching her practice, her determination only motivated him to follow the dream of what he wanted the most. At the time it was only to be there by Tea, so he stayed and picked her up when she would collapse on the floor with exhaustion. He would smile at her and told her that she stank and that she needed a bath but still he hugged her cause she look so happy when she got the move right.
The song ended and Tea went over to turn down the volume on the stereo and wiped her face with a towel. She looked at Yami through the mirrors and Yami knew he was caught. Maybe she have noticed him there the whole time. He smiled and waved. She said nothing at first and then gave him a small smile. For now he was off the hook.
"What are you doing here?" she asked him as she took a sip from her water bottle.
"Since I gave you a ride to school," Yami shrugged and Tea understood.
"Guess everybody left huh?" she asked her voice reluctant but Yami wasn't fazed by this.
"Joey has to go to work early so he went with Tristain," Yami put a finger up. "Mai wouldn't talk to me," another finger. "and I'm the only one left with a car," He nodded. "I'm your last resort,"
Tea set the water bottle down. "Think you can wait for another hour? I-I need to get this step right,"
Tea looked at Yami to see him smiling at her. "It's gotta be perfect right?" He walked to the teacher's desk in the very corner of the room and placed his backpack on the table messing up the papers and placed his head on the backpack as his pillow while he pretended to close his eyes.
Tea didn't know what make out of this at first. Was he trying to apologize to her? She couldn't even tell if he was looking at her or not with his bangs covering his eyes. 'Why did he have to be so mysterious?'
Yami stood up. "Do you need a partner?" he asked her.
It was true that she did need a partner for a specific move but Yami? Did he even know how to dance?
Yami rolled his eyes and grabbed her hand, taking them to the center of the room. "You take too long,"
Tea's mind was in blur as her head hit against the mirror walls, her body pushed up against it by a familiar body. The impact of her head on the mirror wasn't what caused her dizziness but the feeling of a pair of warm lips making contact with hers.
She couldn't make up in her mind if it would be right to kiss him back. The temptation was too great. 'Was he planning this in the start?' His hand was on her hips jerking it towards him. He moaned in her ear and Tea could feel the shiver down her spine.
Tea raked her hands down Yami's chest kissing him back with all the ferocity she could muster. In response Yami pushed himself and her so close together that not even a piece of paper can go through them.
She was feeling lightheaded and breathless minutes after. She was sure she was too weak when she tried pushing him off. He stepped back looking as breathless as her. Her mind returned to her body when the rush was calming down. She blushed and touched her lips.
"Yes it happened," Yami spoke he had his hands in his pockets. "again," He smirked.
"Do you really want me to answer that?"
Tea blushed even harder. She didn't mean to rub her thigh against his leg in the first place. The music just got to her and the way he kissed her made her forget the fact that she was supposed to be mad at him. Right. And what was it with her and walls? She's a freaking wall magnet today.
"Of course I didn't see you resisting sooo," Yami licked his lips and for a second Tea was transfixed. She could feel him aching to kiss her again and the feeling made her scared but excited. Curse her hormones.
Yami scratched his neck and took a step backwards. He wondered if it was too awkward to apologize now or that he should shut himself up. Either way the kiss was well worth it. Although it had him a bit nervous how it didn't satisfy him.
"Anyways, I think that's enough dancing for me. I'll leave you to dance the rest," Yami sat at the desk. Tea turned so her back faced him, feeling a bit self-conscious.
Tea collapse on the ground feeling almost weightless. An applause was heard and Tea turned to the source of it. Yami leaned back in the chair, clapping, while Tea stood up and took a small bow.
"So you got it down huh?" Yami said. "Took ya twenty minutes. Not bad,"
Tea rubbed her arm still breathless to thank him for the compliment. He got up from where he sat and took his back pack. "Ready to go then?" Tea nodded and went over to grab her bag. It was quickly snatched away by Yami. She glared at him but ignored it and left the room.
Yami carried both his and Tea's bag while he walked her to the parking lots. He opened the passenger door for Tea, gave her, her bag and walked to the other side. They drove out and few minutes later the school bell rang and they manage to leave without anybody noticing.
The ride to Tea's house was quiet. It gave a chance for Tea to think about her day. She glanced at Yami, it was safe to know that he puts his eyes on the road at least.
Yami sighed breaking the silence. "Are you mad?" he asked her softly.
Tea scrunched her eyebrows together. "What?"
"Well you're staring at me for a reason right?" Tea blushed. She hadn't noticed that she was staring, what was worse was t hat he caught her first. "I-I didn't notice,"
Yami didn't say anything as the ride went quiet again. Tea was careful only to take a quick look. He had a deep expression as if he was deep in thought. She admit it was starting to get a bit weird. 'What could he be thinking?' Tea grabbed her bag tighter as they were now driving down her street. Yami slowed down and parked right in front of her house.
Tea unbuckled her seatbelt when he spoke again.
"It's fine if you want to yell at me," Tea didn't say anything. "Say something, yell at me, kiss me, whatever,"
"I'm not mad, and there's no use to yell at you," Tea spoke. "And the kisses…"
Yami clutched the wheel.
"They meant nothing,"
Yami was stunned but held his composure. He scoffed. "So that's how your gonna punish me? Hurt my feelings?"
"It's your damn fault you got in a fight. You hit him first Yami. You and I both know it," Tea said. "You're lucky no teachers were there but I feel bad for Yugi. He has to put up with all your flaws. You know, I'm not the only one who you should apologize too,"
"I know that," Yami replied thinking of the hateful words he said to Mai and the disappointment expression on Yugi. "I'm working on it," he said with a pout.
Tea took deep breaths and ran a hand through her hair. "You really changed a lot, Yami," she whispered. Yami nodded, there he couldn't seem to disagree with her.
"People change Tea. Did you actually expected us to stay the same after you left?" he asked her. The question he's been itching to ask for a while now.
"Well, no," Tea replied truthfully. "I just hoped that maybe we could go back to being friends,"
"I see. So these couple of days have been bit of a wake up call for you huh?" Yami joked trying to lighten the mood. Tea smiled and shrugged.
"I guess you could say that," Yami smirked. "But things could have ended up worse,"
Yami raised an eyebrow. He recognized her strange optimism. "How so?"
Tea thought for a second of how to explain. "Like today," she said. "A teacher could've came out of nowhere during the fight and you guys could've been in huge trouble,"
"I guess you're right about that," Yami agreed feeling strange doing so.
Yami put up his hands. "Okay, okay your right," Tea smiled.
"You and Duke could've gotten real hurt. What would I do?" Tea spoke softly. "It was my fault you guys got in a fight. I-"
"Bullcrap," Yami ruffled his bangs playing with them for a second. "Don't even go there,"
"I'm serious. Don't try to explain yourself. He pisses me off. I piss him off. End of story," Tea got the hint. She couldn't help but smile. "I can't promise you that this won't happen again. So you just get out of the way,"
"Well then I can't promise you that I won't try to stop that from happening,"
Yami looked at her and opened his mouth. No words came out. Tea saw him actually control himself. He looked rejected and then spitted out a "fine.".
"Don't pout," she couldn't help but comment.
He raised an eyebrow at her. "I'm not," he looked over at the clock. They've been there for almost half an hour. Tea was amazed.
"I have to go," she said, grabbing her bag. Yami nodded but didn't say anything. Tea opened the door but before she stepped out, Yami grabbed her wrist and crashed his lips on hers. Tea winced at the impact but the feeling of his lips on hers made her forget.
He separated from her, a smile on his lips. He looked happy. Tea struggled for words but Yami got the punch first.
"I'll be here in the morning, so make sure you make some breakfast will ya?" he told her. Tea shook her head and got out of the car.
His grin was the last thing she saw as he drove away. Her lips still tingling from the contact.
Nothing torn down Yami's hype. He walked in his room, threw his backpack, grabbed a towel and clean boxers and a 'hello' to Yugi before he went to take a shower. Yugi stared at him, surprised.
'Was he whistling?' he was sure he didn't imagine that. 'Unless…' he quickly grabbed his cellphone and dialed her number. This just had to with her, Yugi knew it.
"We kissed that's it,"
"uhhhh. Did I say that?" Tea grumbled under her breath. "Er I meant…" but how could she lie to Yugi?
"You kissed Yami?" Yugi repeated.
"No, I mean yes but," Tea mumbled and Yugi had to strain himself to try to hear her.
"It's not like it means anything,"
Yugi gaped before he regained his composure. "Tea, he was whistling. Whistling! Have you ever heard him whistle?"
"Well no," Tea answered. "But I'm sure I haven't seen him do a lot of things,"
"I thought you were mad at him," Yugi said. "Did he apologize?"
"Not exactly," Tea paused. "He just grabbed me, Yugi, what was I suppose to do?" she sounded defeated, like she fell for whatever trap Yami laid out for her.
Tea spoke again. "He is really sorry though,"
"Are you mad at him?"
"Ugh how can I be? He's my brother," Yugi clutched the phone. "But I'm not going to forgive until he does something about it," He wasn't going to let Yami off the hook that easily.
"You're a good brother, Yugi," Tea said softly and Yugi smiled. "He's a lucky guy. He just needs to be reminded of that,"
"Would you remind him for me?"
A/N: Please forgive me. This had got to be one of the longest chapters I've written so I thought we could put my tardiness at truce. How have ya guys been?
S'excuse me I have yet to finish writing the other stories.
Ta-Ta. For now.