A/m: Sorry, for the long wait. And the last chapter, I'm not sure what's wrong with it. It's supposed to be double-spaced between lines and it's weird because if you look at my last chaps, the format was fine. Well, here's the last chapter and then I'll start a new story I've been thinking about for a while.

Damsel in Distress

Chapter 5

Yusei entered the hospital room, just as the twins left. Crow and Jack had opted to stay outside. As he walked toward her bed, a wave of sorrow washed over him, and he inhaled sharply.

"I was wondering when you were going to get here," a voice arose from the figure on the bed. Akiza got up gingerly, her hair dishevelled and her hospital gown wrinkled.

"Akiza," Yusei breathed. "Are you okay?"

She grinned at him, wincing slightly as she looked him fully in his eyes. "I'm good, thanks to you," she replied.

Yusei closed him eyes. "Akiza, I am so sorry," he whispered. "When I thought I was going to lose you, I-" he shook his head.

Akiza's cat-shaped eyes widened. She had never seen Yusei so broken down. Usually, he was the one keeping her stable.

"Yusei," she said, her eyes beseeching him. "I'm not permanently damaged. I feel fine. Really."

He opened his ocean blue, torment-filled eyes. "I never want to put you through that again," he said softly.

Akiza lifted her pale, slender hand and placed it over his cheek and marker. "Yusei," she whispered. "You saved me and that's all that matters."

He took her hand, holding it gently. "I love you, Akiza," he said. "I didn't know it before, but I came so close to losing you."

Akiza smiled and squeezed his hand. "I love you, too," she replied. She reached up and touched her lips to his.

Yusei was still for several seconds before he began moving his lips against hers. He inhaled her rose scent and tasted her intoxicating sweet mouth.

They closed their eyes, enjoying the heavenly bliss. Yusei deepened the kiss, needing more. She responded by tangling her hands into his soft, raven hair. Their lips lingered on one another as they stopped, breathing deeply.

Yusei pulled her close, hugging her to him and Akiza buried her face in his shoulder.

"Wow," came a voice at the door. "Pretty intense make-out session." Crow grinned, his gray eyes lighting up with amusement.

Jack scowled. "It's amazing how long they took," he muttered.

Yusei and Akiza rolled their eyes at them, still in each others arms.

A/n: Way OOC, I know, but I couldn't write it without it being like that. So hope you enjoyed this story and review! (And sorry about the long update and the shortness of this chap)