Title:  Retrieving Destiny
Part:  5/23
Author:  Murasaki Rose
Beta:  none
Genre:  Romance/Fantasy/AU
Rating:  NC-17
Spoilers:  Yami Yuugi's real name
Warnings:  Yaoi (male x male), implied Mpreg
Pairings:  YYxY, SxJxS, DxT, YBxR, YMxM, HxO, PxC, IxM
Minor Pairings:  BMGxA, BMxK, TxCxH
Disclaimer:  Here we go.  Yu-Gi-Oh and all its characters are the property of Kazuki Takahashi, Shueisha, Konami, Toei, and unfortunately, 4 Kids Entertainment.  In other words, I don't own them and I'm not making any money off of this, I'm just a fangirl having some fun.
A/N:  "text" = speech, 'text' = thought, ((text)) = telepathy

Summary:  While assisting his grandfather on an excavation in Egypt for their senior class trip, Yuugi and his friends unleash seven powerful beings from their millennia-long imprisonment.  These strange creatures, who call themselves "darkness", will bring about a series of life-changing events for the close-knit group of teenagers.

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Pegasus looked up from his paperwork as he felt an immense wave of raw power rush through him, "I knew you could do it, Yuugi-boy."

"Should we go greet him then?" Cynthia asked, setting her book down.  "The Pharaoh will need much explained to him and I know from experience how confused poor Yuugi is going to be."

"Right as always, my lady," the silver-haired man agreed amicably with his wife.  "Let us go meet our Pharaoh and his new Queen."


"You've become a very handsome man, mry (1)," the pharaoh told Yuugi, stepping towards him while taking in all the changes to his light's appearance.  Casually perusing the teen's lithe form he estimated that he had been sealed at least 15 summers or so, time enough for his infant light to grow into manhood.  "Your clothing is rather odd, but it suits you well," he purred, his desire to be close to his light now coupled with a newly awakened sexual desire for the teen.

"Wh-wh-who are y-you?" Yuugi stammered backing away, amethyst eyes wide with fright.  "And wh-where d-d-did you c-come from?"

Concerned at the fear he felt rolling off his light, Atem stopped his advance.  "I am your kkwy, Per-aA Atem (2).  Surely you knew that you were releasing me from my prison?" he answered Yuugi, baffled by the teen's apparent lack of knowledge.

"I-I don't know who you are or what you're talking about!" Yuugi insisted, all the while slowly making his way towards the center of the tent.

"There is no need to fear me, nfr mry akhu (3)," the crimson-eyed man attempted to reassure the teen, extending a gentle hand towards him.

Panicking, Yuugi shouted in fright and knocked down the pole supporting the roof of his small tent.  Using his small size to his advantage, the tri-color haired teen quickly wiggled his way out of the collapsing canvas and darted out into the camp.

Hurt and frustrated by his light's apparent rejection, Atem vaporized the canvas tent with a roar of fury.  Who ever had tampered with his light's mind would pay!  Snarling in rage he unfurled his golden wings, preparing to take off in search of his frightened light, when he was stopped by a gentle voice.

"Pardon our intrusion, my Pharaoh."

Whirling around, he glared darkly at the silver-haired man and blonde-haired woman bowing respectfully.  'Another kkwy and akhu.  They look foreign, perhaps they are visiting?'  Noting that their clothing was just as odd as his light's the young noble decided he should hear what they had to say.  It was possible that they knew what was responsible for his strange behavior.

"You may speak."

"My Pharaoh, the boy who set you free is not the same one you knew before your imprisonment-"

"You lie!  There is no mistaking it, he is MY LIGHT!" the Pharaoh roared, furious anyone would dare say he could not recognize his own light.

Undeterred, Pegasus continued, knowing that Atem needed this information, "My lord, you have been sealed away for over three thousand years.  That boy is your light reincarnated."

Atem stared at the man with wide eyes, "What?"

"My lord, I am sorry to say, but in the battle your court fought with the sorcerer, not a single light, dark, or even ms-n hwi escaped.  All were killed or sealed," the man sighed, "Nearly all traces of your rule were erased by the sorcerer and his followers.  Had it not been for the intense loyalty of the palace staff he would have destroyed everything."

When I learned that I was different I began searching for answers.  In my research of our kind in other countries, I found scraps of information regarding the dark and light souls of Khemet.  Once here I learned of the legend of the Nameless Pharaoh, one who's court had been annihilated by a rogue sorcerer.  It was this extreme xenophobic act that led to our kind going into hiding all over the world.  Over time, I learned that the darks had been sealed not killed and took it upon myself to find the souls of their lights, believing that they may have been reincarnated to search for their missing halves."

Pegasus smiled, "I found all seven akhu along with two ms-n hwi and arranged to have them brought here.  Then I gave the puzzle to Yuugi-boy, knowing that as your light, he would be able to solve it."

"Then Yuugi is Heba," Atem murmured, feeling a bit foolish for having acted so brash before.

"Yes, but he has no knowledge of you or even what HE is," Cynthia broke in softly.  "He must be terribly confused and is probably a bit frightened too."  She smiled gently at the young Pharaoh, "I know I was when I first met Pegasus.  For a light to feel so strongly for someone they just met is quite unnerving."

"You seem to know him.  How would you suggest I approach him?" he asked swallowing his pride.  He may be Pharaoh, but for his light he would do anything.

"I suggest taking him to the oasis north of camp," the older man smirked, "It's far enough away he won't be able to leave without you and large enough for him to wear himself out running so you can talk with him."

Atem smirked in return, crimson eyes sparkling, "I believe I shall take your advice."


Hidden behind a stack of crates, Yuugi sat gasping for breath, his hands still clutching the completed puzzle.  He'd run clear across camp without stopping, all the time fearing that the strange man would catch up and do "something" to him.  'I haven't run this much since my freshman year!' he thought in exasperation.  Strange how years of running from bullies would actually come in useful.

"There you are antyw akhu," a familiar rich voice stated, sounding quite pleased with himself.

Freezing in shock, Yuugi slowly tilted his head back; his eyes going painfully wide at the sight of the grinning Pharaoh crouched on top of the crates, his dark gold wings flared out for balance.  'Waittaminute!  WINGS!!  When did he get those?!'

"Time to go mry," Atem said cheerfully.

"Go?!  Go wher-aah!!  Put me down!" Yuugi shrieked as the Pharaoh jumped down, scooped up the startled teen, and launched himself into the air heading north to the oasis Pegasus had suggested.


Even though he'd quieted for the duration of their flight, the minute his feet hit the ground, Yuugi had run for the nearest palm tree and ducked behind it.  Atem had just chuckled and started walking over to the skittish teen, barely managing to stifle his laughter as the boy darted for the next tree when he got within an arms length away.  This game continued on for some time, Atem approaching and Yuugi running, until the poor fatigued teen lost his footing and fell flat on his back.

Seizing the opportunity Atem pounced on his light, grinning triumphantly down at the weakly struggling teen pinned beneath him.  "You really shouldn't wiggle so much, mry.  Unless of course, you mean it," he purred, watching in delight as a deep red blush flooded the boy's face.

"Now," he said, settling himself comfortably across his light, "Introductions and explanations are in order."

I am Per-aA Atem a kkwy, what you would call a "yami" in your native tongue.  And for every yami born there is also an akhu, a "hikari" which is what you are.  A yami and hikari are soul mates, one soul in two bodies, destined from before birth to unite as lovers.  We are human, but at the same time we are not, as there are many things that we are capable of that a human is not."

"I-is that why you have wings?" Yuugi ventured timidly.

"Yes and no.  All yami and hikari have wings, but we are not the only magical beings that possess them."

"Oh," Yuugi nodded in understanding, then blushed again, "Ano, I'm Yuugi Mutou," he said shyly.

The pharaoh smiled wryly at his shy light, "So I've been told."

Yuugi blinked in surprise as something occurred to him, "Hey, how are you speaking Japanese?"

Atem shrugged, "I do not know.  The puzzle may have something to do with it."

The small teen nodded in agreement, "That makes sense . . . umm . . . earlier, before I ran off, why did you call me heba?"

A glimmer of sadness flickered in crimson eyes, "It was your name . . before . . ."


"Before a rogue sorcerer and his cult attacked the palace, sealing me and my fellow kkwy and murdering our akhu," shifting his weight to one elbow, Atem lifted a tanned hand to cup a pale cheek.  "You are Heba's soul reborn."

Unconsciously leaning into the hand, Yuugi gazed soulfully up at the Pharaoh, "How can you be so sure?"

Smiling softly, Atem brought their foreheads together, "For every kkwy, there is but one akhu.  Even at birth, we can recognize each other.  An innocent bond, closer than that of even family bonds, forms the moment contact is made."  He paused to grin lecherously at the teen spread out beneath him, "But when both pass into adulthood, the bond turns from innocent to sexual."

Yuugi eeped at the unspoken implications, but locked within the other's crimson stare, found himself unable to move.  Taking advantage of his frozen state, Atem slowly lowered himself to reach his light's lips, pleased that the smaller teen wasn't trying to escape anymore.

Staring into those beautiful amethyst orbs, Atem could see the nervousness and slight fear his light hidden in their depths.  But he could also see the teen's desire for him to follow through.  Eager to please, he pressed their lips together, suppressing a groan of delight as their souls sang at just this simple touch.

Overwhelmed, the modern teen moaned into the other's mouth, arching up against his darkness as the same emotions that had scared him before washed over him like a tidal wave.  Every fiber in his being telling him that this gorgeous creature belonged to him and no other just as he belonged to Atem.  Hesitantly, he raised his one free arm up to tangle his fingers in the thick hair at the base of Atem's neck.  Tilting his head to one side, he shocked himself when he daringly let his tongue dart out to lick across the yami's lips.

Atem happily took advantage of his hikari's open mouth, following the boy's retreating tongue with his own.  Shyly, Yuugi backed down, granting the Pharaoh free reign to his oral cavity that the young monarch eagerly accepted.  Starting with the teen's plush lips, Atem leisurely explored his mouth, his tongue lapping and stroking every surface within.  As he passed over Yuugi's tongue with his own, he felt the boy shiver in response, though he made no move to join in.  Completing his "study" he returned his attention to Yuugi's tongue, going so far as to curl his own underneath and around the other's in an effort to coax the other into participating.  It worked.

Preceded by a quiet moan, Yuugi's tongue came alive, curling and twining around Atem's in a battle neither seemed eager to win or lose.  Little by little, he moved their battle into his own mouth, granting Yuugi the same access that he had been given.  Surprisingly eager, the light mapped out the dark's orifice in the same manner the darkness had, but with far more teasing strokes to the other's tongue.  Their oral battle finally ending when Atem felt the sand they were lying on begin to abrade his skin, intruding upon the sensual mood between them.  Reluctantly he pulled away from his light, smiling as the teen eagerly followed his retreat, holding tightly onto him with his free arm.

Yuugi pouted when Atem moved out of range making the Pharaoh laugh at the adorable expression.  "Come now ari (4), I'm sure you'd like to continue this on something a bit more comfortable," he chuckled wryly.  "I've been told it's quite uncomfortable to indulge in such activities on the sand."  Standing he pulled his light into his arms, pressing a quick kiss to willing lips.  "Now, watch and learn my love," he said, a ball of shadows forming in his hand.  "In time, you will be able to do the same with your own magic," he told the Japanese teen, tossing the ball out under a gathering of palm trees where the sphere exploded, leaving a large tent in it's place.

Leading the smaller teen inside, he enjoyed his soul mate's gasp of surprise as he took in the lavish interior of the tent.  Ornate rugs and tapestries decorated the floor and walls, while a myriad of plush pillows littered the floor, more than enough to make a very comfortable bed for two.

Laughing delightedly Yuugi took a flying leap into the largest pile of pillows, landing with a satisfied thump.  The small teen then began rooting around the pile, twisting and wiggling until he was comfortable, then facing Atem he beckoned the other to join him with an inviting pat on the fat pillow closest to him.

Giving his light a sexy grin, the dark began removing his garments, starting with his jewelry.  Burning crimson eyes remained locked on the amethyst-eyed boy, enjoying how he was already making him squirm with the barest effort.  Winking mischievously, he pulled his tunic loose from his belt, slowly lifting the garment up and over his head then tossing it off to one side.  Seeing amethyst eyes devouring his bare chest, he made a show of turning his back to the other teen while he removed his belt.  Tossing it in the same direction his tunic had gone, the Pharaoh turned back to his light, hands holding onto the opening of his shenti as he walked towards the prone teen, his hips swaying sexily.

Yuugi stifled a moan as Atem stopped directly in front of him, unwrapping his shenti just enough to allow the light a glimpse of tanned thigh.

"Are you ready for me?" he purred, chuckling at the eager nod he received.  Smirking he tossed his last piece of clothing away exposing himself completely to his precious light, "Then I am all yours."

Yuugi's jaw dropped at the sight of his fully erect Pharaoh and had to do a quick check to make sure he wasn't drooling.  The ability for speech abandoning him as the caramel-skinned sex god crouched over his prone body, a devious smile on his face.  "And now my akhu, grant me the vision of your own glorious form," he implored, hot breath fanning over Yuugi's pale neck as he leaned in to taste the sensitive skin.

Still unable to talk, Yuugi nodded frantically, his own hands already moving to grip the base of his T-shirt.  "Allow me, ari," the dark replied, once more summoning shadows, these ones surrounding the teen and actually removing his clothes all at once.

Yuugi squeaked indignantly and tried to cover his assets, "No fair!" he sulked, pouting cutely at his darkness.

"Forgive me my light, I can not help but be eager," Atem apologized somewhat sincerely, though the effect was ruined since he was moving Yuugi's hands out of the way of his view as he spoke.  The Pharaoh groaned in defeat, unable to resist the temptation of his light's beautiful bare body.  Giving in he began to worship his light's body in every way possible, using hands, lips, tongue and even teeth on every inch soft creamy skin, making the amethyst-eyed teen writhe and cry in ecstasy.  With his hikari lost in the pleasure, the darkness used the distraction to prepare his light for the ultimate pleasure, carefully oiling and stretching his sensitive opening.

Completing his task he pulled away, watching his near-incoherent light writhe and call out for his return.  Answering his call, the darkness hooked Yuugi's legs over his arms and slowly slid deep into his precious mate.  Yuugi's back arched and he whined, hands scrabbling to gain purchase on the man above him, finally hooking on his shoulders.  "Gods Atem, please!" he cried, needing the pharaoh to do something . . . anything!   "Just move!"

Spurred into motion by his light's demands, the darkness began to plunge into the teen in a steady rhythm, altering his angle slightly until Yuugi screamed in pleasure.  "Oh god!  Right there!"  Increasing his pace he continued to drive into that same spot, reaching between them to grab Yuugi's straining erection.  The added sensation was too much and Yuugi spiraled over the edge, his mouth hanging open in a silent scream as his orgasm overpowered him.  A bright flash of gold behind the teen heralding the appearance of his own pair of light gold wings, spread out to their full length.  It was this glorious sight that sent Atem into his climax mere seconds after his hikari, clutching the boy tightly to his chest before pulling him up into a seated position on his lap as his release still pumped into him, his own dark gold wings flaring out as he howled Yuugi's name.

Still embedded in his lover, Atem fell onto his back, enfolding them both in his own wings while trailing his fingers over the semi-solid form of his light's new appendages.  When Yuugi awoke, Atem knew that the smaller teen would want to complete the final step needed to complete their bond and in the process make his wings entirely solid.  He couldn't wait.


November 14, 2008
-edited April 29, 2009


1- beloved (ancient Egyptian)

2 - darkness, Pharaoh Atem (ancient Egyptian)

3 - beautiful beloved light

4 - partner