Pairings: Yami + Yuugi
Story Type: Drabble/one-shot
Summary: Their ending is just a little bittersweet.
Disclaimer: Yuugiou is the property of Takahashi-san!
Spoilers: ...Come now, who isn't that familiar about the end?
Warnings: Er. None? Not very romantic, although I guess you can see it from a shippy angle too.
Yuugi is the light that is untouched, untainted by the vile world. And he is the darkness, reaching into the same vile world, and enclosing Yuugi in his embrace so that nothing can get past.
That is in the beginning.
As Yuugi grows, he feels his influence lessening, that bit by bit Yuugi fights his hold. He desperately tries to cover the holes where the light is streaming through, but it's futile; Yuugi is growing stronger, and he gets the first taste of helplessness and uselessness – Yuugi won't need him in the future, if he continues like that.
What he doesn't realize, is that although Yuugi is growing stronger, he isn't doing it for himself. He's fighting for equal standing, so he can be a worthy partner – worthy of the Puzzle. And Yuugi doesn't necessarily want that protection mou hitori no Yuugi thinks he needs.
But the spirit is adamant, shouldering everything on his shoulders and not allowing Yuugi to be burdened. He continues to hide him, to shelter him, and he thinks this is the best course of action until the day he's of no use. He's unable to manifest in the real world – and his first thought is, can aibou handle it?
When Yuugi emerges victorious, he then knows it's only a matter of time. He wouldn't be able to stay as a permanent fixture in Yuugi's life.
It's a bittersweet ending to his efforts, to be done in by the light he's fought so hard to protect.
Story Word Count: 250
Authoress Notes: This was written in an attempt to get rid of Writer's Block (long time ago); I'm not overly proud of this one because it just didn't sit right with me...but I couldn't make it so that it did. xD; (fails)