East meet's West
part 1: Saran
by BANE Huntress
Youko Kurama was bored with fighting.... he stood with he clothes all torn and filthy, his own blood was all over him, mingled with the blood of the
youkai the team had just fought... he changed back into to his Shuichi form... and his legs almost gave why under him...
All he wanted was a bath,
a nice hot one with bubbles... he smiled dreamily.
"what the hell are you smiling at?"
Hiei's deep voice cut into his dreaming... "wha...?"
"Baka!... " Hiei growled.
"I just want a bath" Kurama sighed as he looked down at himself and prodded a rather nasty wound "ouch" he muttered half heartedly...
"what the hell for?" Hiei asked impatiently...
suddenly Yuusuke suddenly appeared with Kawabara on his heals...
"YO!!! we did it!" Yuusuke yelled... "lets go celebrate!"
Kurama sighed yet again... "can we find an inn?" he asked hopefully.
"WHAT!!" Yuusuke shouted... why couldn't he not shout all the time, "there isn't anything for miles!... I saw some where near here
where we can camp for the night"
"Yaaa.." Kawabara yelled "Kurama, you can grow those Liquor plants you do so well"
Kurama wanted to collapsed on the spot... but he knew there was no getting out of this... so grudgingly he followed the others.
Yuusuke, Kawabara and Hiei where all now thurely pissed... Yuusuke was singing and Kawabara was supplying the melody, if
that's what he was humming to him self, and Hiei was sat on the out outskirts of the firelight quite happy in his brooding solitude.
but Kurama was bored... he had only drunk a bit of the sweet liqueur, but his brain was still a bit foggy and he found him self looking at Hiei, he still couldn't fathom out what made him like/love the little bad tempered little fire demon... Hiei was moody, silent, reserved, unfeeling, introverted and could some times be down right nasty... everything that Kurama wasn't, but still he found him self fascinated by him... even his youko Kurama side of him was fascinated by the little hot demon. but Kurama knew Hiei would and probably was unable of feeling anything towards him in the same way.
So sighing, he stood up, there was a pool near by and he still needed a bath desperately.
"Kuw?... " Yuusuke slurred at him "where ya go'in?"
"I need a bath... I'll be back in a bit" then he walked off, Kawabara yelled some thing at him but he didn't listen as he noticed Hiei watched him go... and could feel red eyes on his back as he walked into the darkness of the Makai night.
It didn't take him long to find the pool... it's water was warm, heated by some thing Kurama didn't care what, it was hot, clean and he knew it would soothe his
aching muscles. so slowly he began to take his shirt off.
Suddenly he felt arm's around waist... At first his fog filled brain thought... Hiei?
"Hello my pretty" came a destined female voice in his ear.
" I see you were about to go into the pool" The hands moved across his naked chest slowly "what company in your bathing?"
Soft lip nibbled the tip of his ear, as she breathed slowly.
Kurama's cursed him self for drinking anything!!!... now his brain sat in his head and laughed at him and smiled smugly... all his powers of speech left him completely, as his body also refused to do anything in confusion.
"your so soft" she commented, and he could hear the smile in her voice "I'm suppressed your here alone"
Kurama wanted to pull away, he wanted to be frightened.. His mind just refused to listen, he felt it mocking him in it's stupid drunken stupor... then he found he couldn't move... the woman, who ever she was, wasn't holding him tightly and he knew he could run away if he so chose... But then he found he couldn't move, not a single muscle would obey his command!
"there's no need to be frightened of me" she said seductively "I'm not going to give you any pain... but that of ecstasy" then he felt her lips at his
throat, kissing gently.
He was a youki!... how could he not resist this... if he was youki Kurama now; he would have given in a lot sooner... but his Suichie form had never known any fiscally contact yet and he didn't want to brake it with just some stranger.... but oww.. her hands where so tempting, as they meandered down his abdomen... He managed to bite down on his lip hard and brought blood, he was not youki Kurama now.. and he would not give in.
"why do you resist?" she asked. her hands reached his crotch and rested there "don't you want to do it here?.... hmm?..." she giggled "may be in the water?... hi?"
Kurama felt his legs shuffling towards the water by there own accord. the hands on his
crotch lifted away and began to pull his pants down, he managed a weak groan.
"cant have you getting your clothes wet can we?" she laughed, then her hands guided him into the warm water.
Kurama realized that she hadn't shown him her face yet, and he couldn't move his head around to see who, or what, she was. then her hands began to roam again...
"give your self to me" she almost begged "you know I'm not going to hurt you... I just want to give you some fun"
Kurama tried to say, no, but her hands crossed him to gasp instead as they roamed all over him... he still could feel no threat, and still his drunken ness clung to his mind. he didn't want this...
"why not?" she asked in a low husky voice "what could a little fun hurt?... just one night?... no one else has to know"
Kurama almost gave in... Why couldn't he just this once?... it wasn't like there was any girlfriend on the scene, there was no one to explain
too, he had no one to feel guilty for...
One thought managed to enter his head, it forced it's self in and then demanded to be
heard above anything he was thinking and everything she was doing... Hiei.
"hush..." she soothed "it's just you and me now... hmmm..."
Kurama lost any other thought in his head, even the one that was forming about, how dose she know what I'm thinking?.
then there was nothing but her wet lips the hot water and her hands...
Hiei had watched Kurama skulked off into the woods for a bath... Kurama was beginning to fascinate him of late, and he was getting annoyed by it all... he found him self watching every move the Youko was making and admiring his
grase and elegance, not a single gesture seemed like it wasn't natural, but if others tried to move the same way it would look false and stupid. and when he spoke his voice was soft and soothing. Kurama also made something inside him tight when ever a pail hand was laid on his shoulder, or the brush of an arm or hip
touched him. he didn't like it .. kind of... he just didn't know what to think anymore, and it was scarring him, and he wanted it to stop... but then again he didn't.
Now Yuusuka was singing again... and Kawabara had now joined in... the two sang some stupid ningen song they knew and there voices where beginning to annoy the fire demon even more.
"will you shut up!" he growled at them.
Kawabara grinned drunkenly at him "what's wrong shrimp?.... scarred
cause you cant sing as good as we do?"
Yuusuke was reduced to giggles.
"Baka!" Hiei shouted at the tall thick ningen "I cant even be bothered to tack your Baka head off!!"
"don't call me Baka you silly demon!" Kawabara shouted back.
Hiei just couldn't be bothered... so in a displacement of air he disappeared.
"cant even fight his own battles" Kawabara grinned for once thinking he had won the fight.
suddenly they both heard a loud thump and a tree rustled in the darkness, then a rather angry "K'so" a
resell of clothes then "bloody trees!.. should burn this stupid forest down!"
Yuusuke burst into roars of laughter, and fell over on his back trying to hold his stomach...
Kawabara thanked the tree silently, as he grinned... he was just sad he hadn't seen Hiei make a fool of him self.
Hiei rubbed his shoulder, he should look where he was going in future.... he could hear Kawabara annoying high picked laugh in the distance, and resisted the urge to just kill the stupid ningen.. but it would only brake his parole and bet him in trouble he didn't want... he turned and glared at the tree letting all his drunken anger come from his eyes, and he watched as the tree shivered and quell, at the sheer forces of that
stair. Hiei grinned happily then when to search for Kurama, a lot slower then before. but still he was a
blur to any thing that would see him.
Kurama was sat in the warmth of the water the woman, who ever she was still didn't show here self to him. and he didn't care, her hands where everything there was, nothing else seemed to matter not even what she was doing seemed important anymore...
"close your eyes" she commanded softly, another caress and light kiss.
He obeyed and let his green eyes unfocused and slowly close...
He felt her come round the front off him then and he stirred about to open his eyes and look at her... but careful fingers pressed down on his closed lids...
"don't open your eyes" he felt her lips warm and sweet touch his own fleetingly "it would spoil the fun if you did"
again he obeyed as she gently laid him back in the water, her mouth closed over his again and this time trued to force the kiss deeper.
Kurama refused her entry, some thing inside him didn't still want this to happen and was fighting foe him in his subconscious.
With a grunt of displeasure she pulled away slightly, she didn't sound pleased, "you still resist me do you?" her hands moved up to grasp his jaw and forehead "you shell give me what I want" she demanded.
Kurama frowned and tried to move his head away with a groan of uncertainty.
Suddenly her voice softened to what it had been, warm and inviting. "how am I do give you pleasure if you don't let me in this fare?" she purred her hands didn't leave there position, but her fingers slowly began to caress his face "I want to give you all I can... I want you to experience pleasure like you've never had before..."
Her lips brushed his again and her tong slipped out, and again she found resistance.
Her grip grew stronger as she began to force his jaw down to gain her entry.
Kurama didn't know what to think, he was willing to let her in, almost wanted it to join all the other things she had don to arouse him. Only some think didn't want this to happen, and now his jaw was set tight aganced her insistent tugging.
He tried to fight his own resistance and help her, but only found a wall had built it self in side his own mind.
"stop resisting!" she said peeved. "I will have what I want and you cant stop me!"
Kurama stiffened as something began to wrap around him, it was ruff yet smooth. it
circled around his ankles then moved up his legs and around his wast, He tried to move his arm's away, not wanting them trapped aganced his body, but she was holding then tightly down with her arm's now.
He managed to groan again. only he still felt no threat from her or the thing that now trapped his arm's.
"I will have you!" she snarled angrily... "I did want you willingly but I will take you if I must" her kiss this time was forceful and hard and she managed to penetrate his lips, but only met his clenched teeth.
Hiei finally stumbled across the stream that was fed from the pool that Kurama was using, he could smell the Youko's sent in the water.... and some thing else... but his drunken mind couldn't put his finger on it. he just knew that it wasn't good and he needed to find Kurama and check he was all right.
He sped up the stream as fast as he could, avoiding trees and bushes that clogged the sides of the water. He reached the pool quite quickly and hide behind a large tree on it's banks... then slowly peeked around, if Kurama was in no danger then he wouldn't let his presence be known physically, Kurama would feel his Ki but that was it...
His eyes widened then narrowed as he looked at what was happening in the pool.
Kurama was stood in the middle, his eyes firmly closed as he groaned softly some where in-between ecstasy and fear. what Hiei did not expect was the Siren, a Demand from the East, wrapping her tail around the Youko tightly as she kissed her victim.
Hiei tried to feel nothing, Kurama was just his friend, but his chest felt tight and an over
whelming sense of possessiveness sweped over him, Kurama was his!
That though suppressed him, but Kurama was the only friend he had ever had, and he wasn't going to let some one else do anything to his friend!... now if it was Kawabara he would sit and watch, with popcorn stuff. he grinned wickedly, then
heard another agonized groan from Kurama, and his attention focused again.
Boldly he steeped out from behind the tree, his arm's folded across his chest and the best (I hate the world) glare he could do.
"Hn!.... having fun?"
The Siren immediately pulled her face away from Kurama and snarled at him, her face was covered in fine scales, she was beautiful in a reptilian kind of way, and her green/blue skin seemed to glow from within, as she slowly sucked Kurama's life force.
"get lost!" she hisses a forked tong slipped out of her mouth menacingly "this one's mine... I found it
"Hn!" Hiei didn't sound impressed as he looked to one side "I think you don't have any idea what your doing do you?"
"of course I do!" she snarled "this thing has given it's self to me!" her Tayal coyly around Kurama's body tighter and he
monad again his closed eyes showing pain now.
"arrr... but you see..." Hiei said looking back at her "not only are you killing him... your messing with me" his voice lowered threateningly.
At that the Siren laughed shrilly "and what is this Ningen to you?"
"he's my friend"
"well he's mine now... once in my grasp non escape" her smile was mocking "as a
demon you should know this, we are the same are we not?"
"we are the same" he smiles viciously bake "and that Ningen you have your tail around is already clamed"
"hmm.... is that so?..." she licked Kurama's cheek with her tong "and who's pray is it then?"
Hiei paused... He had no idea what Kurama's feeling's towards him were... was all the play and annoying things the half youko did really what he though they could be?... he shoved all thoughts from his mind.... he had to save his friend and he would do all he could to do that, he couldn't imagine having to work with the (hmm?) team with out him, Kurama was the only thing that
kept him from killing Kawabara and braking his parole.
"He is mine!"
Kurama felt Hiei's approach and his insides tightened... what would Hiei think if he found Kurama in the arm's of another?.. all the years of teasing and
hoping could be shattered in this one incidence, Hiei would never speak
to him again. He was shower he had wound him self to the little fire demon so
thurily that he knew Hiei at the very least considered him a friend. After all Kurama was the only one who could ever get through to Hiei, to see some of the kindness the fire demon had inside his dark exterior.
He felt the woman draw away from him a bit, and begin to speak, but he
couldn't understand the conversation, nor make sense of any of the words, his mind was in a fog of some kind other than the
alcohol. but Hiei's continued presence was more than a relief... she must be talking to him... may be Hiei would get him free of this. and save him from what ever she was doing to him.
He felt the bonds around him tighten and squeeze all the breath from his lunges painfully.
Kurama wanted still to panicked but the wall inside his mind began to
engulfed him, pulling it in to him self where it was safe and he could fight this woman who
wouldn't let him go. and he found the other half of him self the Youki Kurama, who just laughed at his stupidity but consoled him all the same.
then he begin to hear things again, he could hear Hiei's voice and
"who's pray is it's then?" her voice was raspy now and filled with contempt.
Then a long pause, and daught began to settle in Kurama's stomach.
but he wasn't expecting what he heard next.
"he is mine!"
Kurama almost fainted, Hiei had spoken those three words with suck conviction that his heart beat painfully in his cheast, how long had he wanted to hear them, he could no longer
For a demon the type Hiei was they were words not spoken lightly, when his
species mated it was for life, and nothing would separate them but death...
"now get your hands off my property now you witch!!"
The woman laugh again... "but it's a Ningen... they don't have the same
minds as we do... you may think it's yours... but I bet it thinks it's still free, and will be
unfaithful to you"
"he's half demon to you stupid worm!' Hiei sounded amused.... but Kurama
heard the slight hesitation and daught, he may be a half demon... but he was also a Youko, and they
didn't have life long partners, if infact anything longer than a year was
"I thought so" she purred "a Youko I believe?..." she laughed again "and you think it will be
faithful to you... I do you a favour my friend"
Hiei began to growled "I told you to leave off now!!!!... he his mine and I want you to get off now!!"
she sighed... " but there is no mark of possession up on it?... I think your
Kurama couldn't bare it no longer, he needed to get free, he needed to find out if Hiei felt like this about him... he found strength come back to his
limbs as he began to struggle hard, he so wanted to be free of her... to tell Hiei he would never leave him ever!!!
Hiei was finding it hard to control his temper.. but there was nothing he could do
until the Siren relaxed her hold on Kurama, with out hurting or killing him.
He knew she spoke the truth about Youko's but Kurama was different, he thought.. he hoped.
Suddenly Kurama moaned a long and almost agonized sound and then began to
struggle againced her bonds around him. he moaned again "Hiei......"
Hiei reached for his Katana instinctively, Kurama was in pain and he sounded scarred.
He leped no longer caring if Kurama got injured, he would mend.
The Siren say him leap and suddenly disappeared with Kurama under the water... the pool
didn't look that deep but right in the middle of it, it disappeared in to a deep under water cave, Hiei growled... there was nothing he could do... but Kurama
wouldn't last long if he didn't breath, so with out another thought Hiei dived in
to the water.
Kurama felt his head go under the water as the bond around him tightened
againced him, forcing all the air from his lunges, panicked was beginning
to final tack hold off him.. he couldn't breath, and his lunges where starting to burn for air.
He felt some thing cut deep into his arm and the Sirens wailed in the water... it was high
pitched and hurt Kurama's ears. then another blow across his back, he could
feel the bonds around him loosen a bit as his life's blood seeped from his wounds... then yet another blow
seared from him shoulder blade, across his back and down to the back of his knee, but he was free... all the
bonds and restraints gone. he opened his eyes only to see red floating
infront of him, then his eyes began to burn as the red sweped over around his head... but air was more
important and that could only be found above him.. so he began to swim up as fast and as quick as he
Hiei was quick to kill the Siren she mustn't have had a lot to eat lately
and she was weak from it, and he had found her instantly by following
Kurama's ki... he knew some of the blows he had dealt her had also wounded Kurama but he
couldn't help that the half ninjen needed air and fast...
The Sirens blood fogged the water and made it almost impossible to see anything...
but he didn't stop fighting her until he knew she was dead, Kurama would
find the surface in no time at all, so he wasn't to concerned, except
when the half Youko's Ki suddenly became weak. "K'so" he cursed silently, may be he had don more
damage than he had thought.
He swam the way he had seen Kurama going last and shower enough the ningen was
struggling towards the surface leaving a trail of his blood behind him. one arm and leg hung
useless in the water.
Quickly he grabbed Kurama around the waist and forced his way to the
light above... it tuck no time at all to reach the surface. where both of them
tuck breath in great pants... Kurama still seemed exhausted and Hiei
had to drag him to the bank.
"are you all right?" Hiei asked as he lay the redhead down.
Kurama just groaned as he rolled on to his back, "I hurt.." he crocked.
"Hn.." Hiei began looking at the wounds and they where deep, but something was
stopping them from healing as fast as they should be doing... he looked closer and could smell the Sirens blood all over Kurama, the eastern demons often had
poisoned blood and she must have been one of them... "can you move?"
Kurama shook his head "to weak.." he gasped...
"open your eyes" Hiei demanded, he had to get Kurama back to camp and he had to keep the stupid
ideate awake.. "open them!"
Kurama stirred and then tried to open his large green eyes... then immediately
closed them again and put his good arm over them "I cant" he said in
distress "I cant see!!!"
Hiei then picked the larger half demon up in his arms easily, "I have to get you back to camp, keep still..." then he
whispered "I'm not going to let anything hurt you now"
"wha..?" Kurama asked half heartedly as he winced in pain.
"keep still!" Hiei ordered "Baka!"
Kawabara had passed out ages ago and Yuusuke was bored, Kurama had been
gone a long time and he wasn't expecting Hiei to return until morning.
He yawned and though about going to sleep, when the little fire demon suddenly turned up with Kurama in his armes.
"ha...?" his alcohol brain didn't at first register the blood covering Kurama in the fire light. "what!!!... Kurama!!" He jumped up as Hiei
laid the almost unconscious half Youko down by the fire.
"what happened?!" Yuusuke asked "he only when for a bath?!"
"he was attacked by one of thoughts Eastern Demon's" Hiei was still annoyed
that this hole thing had happened, and found him self blaming him self... something he'd never don
before. "he was being drown... I had to get him out some how"
"You did this to him!!" Yuusuke couldn't believe Hiei would go this far "how could you !!.. why?!"
Hiei just snorted, then turned his back on him "we have to get him back to Youkinas as soon as
possible, his wounds aren't healing properly"
"watch it Hiei your showing compassion" Yuusuke couldn't help but jibe.
Hiei turned around and glared at him over his shoulder, "Hn... I don't
want to be left alone with your two stupid ningens!!" he sneered. "now do what you can for him!" then he
went and sat by the fire.
Yuusuke sighed then went to bandaging Kurama up the best he could, his mind was still a bit fuzzy but he knew Kurama was in a bad way and the red head every now and again
rubbed at his eyes which where also red rimed.
Yuusuke groaned as the prospect of having to get up early in the morning
and knew his head wasn't going to like him in the least.
Hiei staid awake all night keeping an eye on Kurama all the time, Youkina was not going to be
impressed when they got back.. but hopefully his sister would understand why he had don what he had done.. he also hoped Kurama would forgive him. and that thought
worried him the most, or maybe Kurama wouldn't remember what he had said at the pool, some where inside him hoped
that he would, but the rest of him prayed he wouldn't.
Yuusuke was woken up with a boot in his shine...
"get up" Hiei ordered "we need to get moving!" a deep voice entering Yuusuke's ears like
needles entering his head.
Groaning Yuusuke sat up... "owww.... my head" he whimpered as his whole cranium began to pound and then his
stomach turned over. "I think I'm going to be sick..."
"find" Hiei didn't sound his normal pissed off self, he sounded like he was about to
rip the head off anyone who didn't do what he said and immediately. "I'm going back to the ningenki now, with Kurama."
"K'so" Yuusuke had forgotten "how is he?... is he all right?!"
"Hn!" Hiei answered curtly "ofcours he's not all right you stupid ningen!" then he
turned away "get the thick witted ideate up as well..."
Yuusuke watched as Hiei sat down protectively besides the prone
figure of Kurama, then met glaring red accusing eyes... "I'm getting
up!". he answered as he struggled to stand up... he dealt Kawabara the same
awakening he had, and the orange headed boy also didn't look much better than Yuusuke him self.
"come on Kawabara we have to get back to the ninjen now".
"hmm?... but why?" Kawabara asked as he sat up clutching his head. "not another
"no you block head!" Hiei growled.
"what did you call me?!!" Kawabara leaned forwards with his own snarl.
"you heard you thick witted peace of ningen excrement" Yuusuke could hear the warning
signs in Hiei's voice and he knew this time if he didn't split them up
before it came to blows then he would be going to Kawabara's funeral...
"Hiei leave him alone!" Yuusuke knew he was also risking life and limb but it worked for
Kurama, he just hoped it would work for him too "dont you think we have more important things to think about?" he asked
getting Hiei's glair. he wondered how Kurama could stand this all the time, as cold
sweat trickled down his spine "if you start fighting it's only going to put us back longer" he pointedly made a show of pointing at Kurama, who looked deathly pale.
Hiei visibly quelled, and just growled under his breath, Yuusuke couldn't
help but grin. now he know how Kurama did it, it might save time in the
future when the red head wasn't present. he wiped his brow and turned back to his friend, "you leave off as well" he
ordered and watched Kawabara's eyes widen, with anger, "Kurama was injured
last night... don't ask how" he stalled his large companion, "so we have to get back to the ninjen, I'm
sure Hiei will fill us in on everything then" he smiled.
Youkina couldn't believe the stat of Kurama as her brother had brought him back, the youko was badly wounded and his Ki was
extremely low and there was also some thing else wrong but she couldn't
put her finger on it... there was also some kind of poison in his wounds
and his eyes that she couldn't place, so she fixed the red head up best she cool and then left him asleep in the bed, and
went to join Botan and the others.
Yuusuke was talking when she walked in "so that's what I know... Hiei knows what
They all turned to the little black figure sat on the only window ledge
in the room. who was pointedly looking out at the sky.
"so Hiei what happened?... why is Kurama in suck a bad way if you all came out the fight all right?" Botan asked in a
Hiei turned red eyes on them all, "he was trapped by a Siren..."
"one of the eastern demon's?" Botan queried "so far east?"
"don't ask me!" Hiei snapped "I didn't ask her about her travels!"
"sorry Hiei do carry on" Botan encouraged.
Hiei growled "she wouldn't let him go, she took him under the water... it's not my
fault Ningens cant breath under water!" he snarled "I had to get him out some how... so I did the only thing I could, he would be all right if the stupid things blood
wasn't poison!.... I did all I could!"
Youkina could tell how upset her brother was and knew he was desperately
trying to hide it, she walked over to him and put her hand on his arm "he'll be all
right Hiei" she said softly with a smile "you did the right thing"
"Hn..." he replied softly. "tell them that!"
Youkina turned to the others, Kawabara was looking at her with that silly
smile again and she couldn't help but smile back at him "Hiei did the only thing he could I know... and
Kurama's going to be all right, he just needs some rest that's all"
everyone sighed in relief, "are you shower?" Botan asked.
Youkina smiled again "yes there's nothing to worry about" she kept her hand on Hiei's arm "why
don't you lot go home, there's nothing you can do here, why don't you all come back tomorrow?"
Finally they all had left, all baring Hiei who lingered behind the others hovering at Youkinas side.
"I'm glad you stayed Hiei" she smiled at her brother, still marvelling
that she had finally found him, "I told a little lye to the others that I think you should know"
Hiei's red eyes widen "what?" his voice softened when ever he talked to her, and she had also noticed him to do it around Kurama when Hiei thought they
were alone, she also knew that her twin had deep feelings for the red head.
"I'm worried about Kurama..."
"but you said he was going to be all right?" was that a bit of panicked
"It's his eyes" she soothed "they are very red, I don't know yet but I think the
poison in the
Sirens blood may have don some damage to them"
"But there going to be all right aren't they?" a cute frown of worry
touched Hiei's brow.
"I don't know..." she confessed "I wont know until he's conscious"
Hiei slumped a bit, and a huge sigh pushed from his lunges. "It's my
fault" he whispered "I should have gone with him, I should have been quicker"
Youkina couldn't bare the pain in his voice, some thing she'd never thought she would ever hear from her twin, she
wrapped her arms around him and was surprised that he responded and buried
his head in her shoulder. "you did what you had to" she soothed.
Hiei trembled "but I only hurt him more" his muffled voice was filled with guilt.
"he'll be all right, Hiei," she patted spiky black hair "you'll see"
Hiei then pulled away a little to look her in the eye, "you promise me" his voice deadly
She sighed deeply "I wish I could Hiei.... but I cant, I'm sorry... all I can
promise you is that the rest of him is going to pull through fine"
Suddenly she was shocked to see a tear form in the corner of one crimson eye "I'll never forgive my self if he cant see again" the tear
slipped down his cheek and formed into a single black tear gem.
"you care for him a lot don't you" she asked as she got his tear gem in her fingers.
Hiei looked at the floor "I.... I "
"you don't have to say anything" she smiled putting a finger under his chin so there eyes met "I can see it in your eyes when you look at him, and you know some thing else?" she asked teasingly.
Hiei frowned "what?"
"He likes you to" she grinned.
"Hn" Hiei snorted "he's a youko, they don't mate for life like we do... I'm
probably something he sees as a play thing" he sounded bitter.
Youkina pinched his cheek "I don't think so" she said firmly "I think he'd stay with you if you asked him to, some times even youko's mate for life"
"Hn?" Hiei asked, then he looked sideways at her "how do you know all this?... has he said anything?"
Youkina couldn't help but giggle "all you have to do is see how he is around you Hiei, he loves you"
"you heard me" she gave him a squeeze "doesn't he do all he can for you?...
doesn't he try and be near you all the time?... hasn't he risked life and limb for you?"
Hiei frowned "well ya?... and all of it annoys me!"
Youkina gave him a sceptical look "hmm?... I bet you love it?.. deep inside.... am I right?.. only you
don't like it cause one of these days your going to react back and be forced to show some
emotions?" she grinned.
"Hn" was all he said back.
She smiled again, "come on lets go and see how he's doing shell we?" and with that she lead her brother to the sleeping form of
Hiei was surprised his sister saw through his barriers to show her what he had only just realized him self, he though/hoped no one would know... he
wasn't even shower he wanted Kurama to know his feelings.
Finally his head rested on his arms as he leaned on the bed, his treacherous
eyes closed and he finally drifted off in to sleep.
Kurama woke up feeling terrible. he hurt all over, at first he didn't
remember what had happened to him, then it all came flooding back on him in a torrent of dread.
he tried to open his eyes and they felt gummed together, he reached up a
painful arm to wipe at the and suddenly some one grabbed his wrist.
"Youlina said you weren't to touch your eyes"
"Hi...Hiei?" Kurama was surprised and thrilled to here the Youkai's voice "why not?"
"The blood of the Siren may have damaged your eyes, so Youkina says... you have a
bandages and ointment on them" Hiei's voice was very business like, and to the point.
"but..?" he stammered "will I be all right?" he was almost in a panicked. he
couldn't be blind!.
there was a paws that seemed to last an eternity before the little Kurim
answered. "Hn... cause you'll be fine" Hiei answered "Youkina's treating you!"
Kurama forced a chuckle from his thought. "there's nothing she cant
"right" Hiei said matter of fact.
Kurama wasn't convinced, but he had to keep hope alive... then some thing else
creped into his mind... some thing Hiei had side by the pool to the Siren, he wanted so
desperately to think Hiei hadn't just said it as a ploy to get him away from her... but he decided to not bring the subject up right now...
Hiei's hand didn't leave his wrist though and he didn't want to drive the fire demon away by opening his mouth and scaring him off. he needed company right now, he was
"you should sleep" Hiei told him "it's not light yet"
The hand left Kurama's wrist and he almost panicked completely "Hiei!" he hoped he
"Hn" was the reply and close to.
"Hiei don't leave me!" he said desperately "Please... I ... I don't want to be left
"Hn" there was amusement in the demons voice "I'm not going anywhere, you stupid fox" he said gruffly.
A small hand slipped back into Kurama's. "I'm going to be right here"
Kurama sighed. he would have been ecstatic had Hiei shown this level
of compassion at another time, be he was exhausted and sleep took him almost
Kurama was out of bed for the second day now, and Hiei was always at hand for him.
Youkina watched as her brother sat on the window sill again, the others of the Yuramashi team had come by to see how there friend was doing, and his eyes never left Kurama.
"are you shower your all right" Kawabara asked worriedly for the third
Kurama smiled. Youkina had taken the bandage off his eyes yesterday and still the half Youko could
not see. "Kawabara I'm fine... honest"
"because he's not fine you moron he cant see!" Hiei snarled from the window.
youkina knew Hiei was going through some stress, and she decided not to
intervene if the two started fighting, he wouldn't hurt the large boy on
prepuce and it would get some of his stress out.
"how are you talking to you pipsqueak!" Kawabara walled.
"you, you over grown ape!"
that was it the two became a ball of bust and fists as they laid punches on each other, Yuusuke just
sighed "so are all your wounds healed?" he asked Kurama over the din of fighting in the corner.
"ya" Kurama answered, "is my mother still away?... she said she would be back in about a week?"
"ya your mothers still on her holls" Yuusuke smiled "and (the toddler) is giving us all leave
until your better"
"that's good of him," Kurama laughed "you guys get some time off then"
Youkina listened to there talk as the other two still fought in the corner, curses flying
"right well I think me and Kawabara 'ill be of" Yuusuke side at last "I promised to meet Kaiko in about half an hour"
"all right then" Kurama answered "are they still fighting?"
Yuusuke looked over his shoulder "yup"
"Hiei?" Kurama called softly.
Suddenly the fighting stopped with Kawabara in Hiei's head lock "Hn?" Hiei asked.
"could you stop fighting Kawabara and Yuusuke are off now"
Reluctantly Hiei lat go of the bigger boy, and went back to the window.
Kawabara stuck his tong out at Hiei's back.
"that's not very nice" Youkina said to him, hiding a smile behind her hand.
Kawabara instantly turned red, and hunched up "sorry Youkina" he said in an innocent, guilty voice.
Youkina smiled at him, as he turned even redder. she liked the ningen a lot.
But it wasn't long before the two ningen boys left.
"Kurama you look tired... why don't you go for a nap?" Youkina suggested.
instantly Hiei was by Kurama's side, ready to help the fox about. he
hadn't left Kurama's side at all for three days.
"I'm fine" Kurama told her softly. One hand reached out for Hiei. and the little Kitsun was there instantly
taking Kurama hand in his own "I want to go out side for a for a bit, if
that's all right?"
Yukina smiled "of cause, why don't you to go and get some fresh air?"
Kurama was trying desperately not to let the panic over whelm him constantly, he
couldn't bare wandering around in the dark, he needed to see the sun, he needed to see anything but black.
He felt Hiei lead him out side, the fresh air hit him like a welcome
caress, and the smell of greenery wafted over and around him. he sighed
as Hiei lead him to what must be the shelter of a tree, he could feel
it's presence, and moved his head up words wishing he could see the bowers
above his head.
"Hn" Hiei said suddenly "sit down, before you fall"
Kurama did as he was bided, knowing his legs might betray him at any moment and he would be
dragged back inside.
The silence lasted for a bit and he felt Hiei sit next to him, closes to hand. "Thank you Hiei" he said in to the silence as the birds sang in the tress and the air
whistled softly through the branches of the Temples grounds.
"Hn?... for what?" Hiei asked.
"for being here for me" He smiled in the general direction of the fire demon "I
don't think I'd have coped with this..." he pointed at his eyes "thank you Hiei"
He felt Hiei shifted on the warm grass "Hn... well I couldn't just leave you could I"
Kurama chuckled softly "Yukinas here?.." he said "and there's always some one else around... you could go back to the Makai.. I'm
sure (that one) would appreciate your presence"
"she doesn't need me as much as y..." he broke off suddenly and huffed.
Kurama chuckled again "you care for me Hiei?... " he asked "your showing your nice side?... are you
sure you wont melt some thing in your head?" He laugh out loud, and felt Hiei
glaring at him "I'm sorry Hiei" he soothed "I do appreciate you staying
around you know?"
He felt a small hand rest lightly on his arm.
----- to be Continued -------
on to Part 2
well this is the end of the first chapter in this.. amm?.. my first full fanfict, I just hope your now going to
rid the next and not find it boring ^_^.. just get back to me on what ever you thought of it, be that good or hate mail ^_^ heheheh
How lucky are you people!?!?!?!?!?..