DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fanfiction produced for entertainment purposes only. Yu-Gi-Oh! and all related characters are the creations of Kazuki Takahashi.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Still rated PG for suggestive dialogue ^_^


Part 2: Yugi and Yami

By Shadow's Mirror


"Yami, I'm really not sure about this." Yugi looked away, unable to meet his yami's eyes as he admitted his doubts over what he was about to do.

"Trust your instincts, Yugi. It will be all right." Yami squeezed his light's shoulder gently, trying to reassure him. Yugi reluctantly looked at him again.

"But… what if my instincts are wrong? I want this to be perfect." His amethyst eyes pleaded with Yami for understanding.

"It will be. We are in this together, after all." Yami slipped his arm around the smaller boy's shoulder and hugged him lightly.

"I know. That's why I'm worried. You have a lot more experience in this than I do." Yugi shifted slightly until he was nestled more comfortably against his yami's side, but still able to see his face. "I don't want to disappoint you."

"Yugi… You have never disappointed me. I do not believe you ever could." Yami's voice was warm and gentle as he smiled at Yugi and hugged him again.

"Really?" Hope shone in the young light's wide eyes.

"Really. Go ahead, Yugi. Put it in." Yami gave his light the slight push he knew Yugi needed to follow through on his chosen course of action. But still Yugi hesitated, unsure.

"I… I'm worried, Yami. What if it's a mistake?" He searched his yami's eyes anxiously for the slightest trace of doubt or concern, relaxing slightly when all he saw was patience and understanding.

"Does it feel right to you?" Yami asked softly, the slightest of smiles on his face.

"Yes. Yes it does." Yugi answered instinctively, without hesitation. He paused, eyes wide as he realised what he had just admitted. Yami smiled at him.

"Then it is not a mistake." He leaned over and picked up the small box sitting on the bedside table, then silently held it out to Yugi. Yami was still smiling slightly as one eyebrow arched in silent challenge to his light.

"All right, I'll do it." Yugi accepted the box and opened it.

Taking a steadying breath, Yugi dropped the card that he had been considering inside with the rest of the duel deck that he and Yami had carefully selected for the upcoming tournament. He looked up at his yami. "But you can explain to our Dark Magician why the Dark Magician card we gained from Arcana is now in our deck too!"


To be continued...