is a Yu-Gi-Oh! fanfic
written by Chibi's Sister
. It was first published in 2007, and was finished in 2009.Say Something
is a continuation
that takes place roughly five years after the series end. Tea is a successful dancer who has just landed the lead role in a new Broadway show, and seems to have everything she ever wanted. And then she receives an invitation to Yugi's
wedding. The story follows Tea as she reconnects with her old friends, redefines her priorities, and, of course
, wins back Yugi's heart.
Tropes used by this fanfic include:
- Almost Kiss: Tea and Yugi when Rebecca walks in on them
- Beta Couple: Mai and Joey fill this role primarily, although Rebecca x Mokuba and Tristan x Serenity also count
- Better as Friends: Tea and Mokuba
- Birds of a Feather: Rebecca and Mokuba
- Caught in the Rain: Leads to an Almost Kiss
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Rebecca still has shades of this, but she's matured from her canon portrayal
- Crack Pairing: Duke x Vivian, Ishizu x Raphael
- Die for Our Ship: averted, Rebecca is portrayed pretty sympathetically throughout the story
- Disposable FiancÚ: Rebecca
- Everyone Can See It: Pretty much everyone except Tea and Yugi can tell that Tea is not over Yugi.
- First Girl Wins: Tea
- Fourth Date Marriage: averted, Tea refuses to get engaged to Yugi until their relationship has had more time to grow
- Genki Girl: Emily
- High School Sweethearts: While they didn't actually go to high school together, Tristan and Serenity otherwise fit the bill
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Since pretty much all the important characters (except Kaiba) are gathered together in one place, and eight of them have their own narration at points, it can give this effect.
- Love Dodecahedron: Tea loves Yugi, who's engaged to Rebecca, who's developing feelings for Mokuba, who starts dating Tea...
- Loves My Alter Ego: Tea's canon confusion over her feelings for Yugi and the other Yugi is resolved, with her acknowledging that she did care for Atem, but has always loved Yugi.
- Original Character: Emily, Madame Marceau, and the producer
- Pair the Smart Ones: Mokuba and Rebecca
- Pair the Spares: Rebecca and Mokuba
- Shipping: Tons of it. Yugi x Tea is the most prominent 'ship, but Rebecca x Mokuba, Joey x Mai, and Tristan x Serenity are all prominently featured, as well as mentions of even more 'ships in the background
- Shipper on Deck: Mai for Yugi x Tea, Serenity for Mai x Joey
- Ship Mates: Joey x Mai and Tristan x Serenity complement Yugi x Tea nicely.
- Romantic False Lead: Rebecca is this to Yugi, Mokuba is this briefly to Tea