East meets West
Part 4 : Reaching Thy Pitying Hand's
by BANE Huntress
Koenma played with his infamous stamper as he listened to The angel finish the tail about what Koenma had
embarrassingly done in his youth, George was listening with a huge grin
on his face, the papers he had bought hours ago lay in a neat pile all stamped and ready to go.
Koenma would have liked this little rest bite if it wasn't for Gabriele.
finally Gorge laughed out loud and the Angel grinned wolfishly.
"Little Koenma was always falling over..." Gabriele finished at last.
"well it was nice seeing you again... and I bet theres tones of thinges you have to be doing right now?' Koenma smilled as he looked up at the hamafradidic angel.
'why not really my little felow... I thought I might hang around here for a bit, I dont feal like going back out into the rable of the makai right now.. and theres no pressing matters I need to tend'
Koenma groned and was about to burst into tears when Boten charged in.
'Koenma-sama... There is a riot going on between some minatores and sentoures!" she took a lung full of breath "all hell's bracking loos and none can stop it!!!"
"if hell was bracking out my dear.." The angel smilled "I'd be the first one to know"
Boten pulled up short and strear at the Hansume creacher sat on Koenma's desk, then she began to blush "yes I guess you would" she said meekly.
Gabreal stood and took her hands in his own and began to dribal his nicatis at her.
Koenma jestcherd to Gorge "go get the Ricktenti team will you... I think Boten's going to be here for while"
Gorge nodded then ran out the room.
Yuusuke had colected Kawabara after reseving word from Gorge that they were needed and as quick as they could make it. and now they headed for the Tempal.
Yuusuke walked with his hand's burrid deep in his pocket's, he hadn't gone to the temple yesterday, he knew that Hiei would probably want his blood after bursting in on them at such a sensative time as Yukina said it was. Nether had he told Kawabara about the other two memberes of the group and there new relarionship, He figerd he'd leave it up to Yukina to tell him.
"What's up Yuusuke?... you look down" Kawabara said as he kicked an offending pebal out of his path.
Yuusuke groned "oww.. it's nothing... just thinking about what that angel told us is all"
"oww..?" Kawabara fell silent "well at least I get to see Yukina, Haven't seen her in two day's.. she said she couldn't come out cos Kurama wasn't to well or something... I hope he's all right"
Yuusuke grumbaled "I'm sure he's going to be fine.. he just need's some reast"
"That's all right then... couldn't imagine a mission without him, and only Hiei again"Kawabara groned dramatikly.
Finaly they reached the doores of the Tempal, and Yuusuke pulled Kawabara up short.
"hu?.. what is it?" the biger boy asked.
Yuusuke did his best impretion of looking sereause "Now Kawabara... what ever happens behind these door's today.. I don't want you running around or corsing a fuss" he let his froun deepen "you hear me?"
"amm?... ya what ever you say man" Kawabara rubed the back of his head, but Yuusuke wasn't convinsed he understood.
"what ever happens I'll kick you good and hard if you do anything rash... besides" he grinned a little "you don't want to imbaris your self infrunt of Yukina now do you?"
Kawabara huffed and puffed "I'd never do that!" he pushed out his chest.
"Good man" Yuusuke patted his sholder then opened the door's and walked in suspecting the worst.
Kurama lay on the sofa Yukina had preperd for him, he was still exawsted but couldn't spend one more day cooped up in bed, he'd go mad if he didnt do something and soon.
Now he flicking through day-time TV, something he didn't find himself doing normaly, and he was bored, he'd watched so many chat show's he no longer simpathised with any of the guests.
Kurama jumped as Hiei suddenly addressed him. he was to ingrosed in the flickering images of bright happy chat-show hostes.
"amm... I just had breakfast didn't I?" he fround.
"Hn.." was the reply "that was four hour's ago Baka... I'll go make you something..." he was just about to disapear through the door again when he turned his eye's intent "Tea?" he asked in he deep voice.
"ya that would be nice" Kurama blinked wide eye'd as the little kurim disapeard.
He sighed and sank deeper into the covers and pillow's, Hiei hadn't stopped fussing over him since he woke up yesterday. He didn't even let Yukina make him a cup of Tea, all his food had been perperd by the Fire demon and he seemed to be hovering around constantly and folowing him where ever he went, Leaving Kurama to want for nothing.
He flicked idaly through some more chanales, he let his mind wander, he was still a bit confewsed about were he stood with Hiei. He idaly felt the healed scar on his neck, it was still sencative to the tuch but it represented something strong between them both but nothing had come of it since the day it happend.
With a sigh he let his hand's drop to his lap as he lay his head back and closed his eye's. if he wasn't so draind and tired then he knew he would have made something happen by now, but that was the point he was fisicly and Youki weak, it was beging to hurting. He sighed deeply and sliped into a timeless sleep.
He was roused by something tickling his nose, he scrunched it up then slowly opened his eyes to see nothing but the sealing, he fround. he could hear the TV was still on but nothing else. with what seemed like a Hurculean effort he moved his head to one side to see Hiei grinning at him.
Grinning?... Kurama would have sat bolt upright if he could have found the strength. instead he just gawped.
"Wake up... I made soup" The little fire demon was sat on the coffee table with a tray at his side "Yukina said you liked it, it was in a can"
Kurama smilled "did you open it your self?" he asked.
Hiei nodded "diging out the heart of a stupid Kitsun would have been easyer" he held up a spoon "it's geting cold"
Kurama reached out and let there hand's brush as he took the spoon in slow fingers.
"You cant eat like that" Hiei fround, then a look of consentration glistend in his ruby eye's "Kisama... I didn't mean to wake you, your tired!"
Kurama let his body sag as he realized how tired he really was. "I guess I am..." his stumack took that moment to gurgal as the smell of the soup hit his nostralles "but I am hungry now"
"Hn... That's obveus" Hiei said as he stood up "your looking thin" he helped him sit more upright then carfully sat on the side of the sofa facing him.
"I don't know what's wrong with me... I should be at least geting stronger by now" Kurama was worrid there might be something sereusly astry.
Hiei smilled wormly at him, as his small hand brushed the bite wound he had cawsed not two day's passed, Kurama shiverd, "do you forget so fast Kurama?... or are your Ningen memmaris clouding you Youko ones?"
Kurama cort the hand at his neck "I didn't forget... but still..?"
Hiei brought his free hand up and brushed loos red hair from his eye's "I should not have clamed you so soon after you were atacked... it's my folt you are so weak now". His eye's burned with sorrow, then the grinn was back "so now I have to fatten you up and get you on your feet again, so you can fight at my side again"
Kurama smilled wolfishly "we'll be doing more than fighting I hope"
"Hn.. Stupid Youko" he snorted then reached for the bole and spoon "right now I see I'm going to have to feed you like a pup".
Kurama let the little kurim spoon the thick soup into his mouth, blowing on each portion with a mothers care to make sure it wasn't too hot.
Yuusuke and Kawabara met Yukina on the way in and the tiny ice maiden flushed and blushed as the big oaf flatterd her with compliments.
"So have you come to visit Kurama?" she asked he cheakes an atractive shad of pink.
"We got another summans from Koenma..." Yuusuke sighed "we'er after Hiei"
Yukina put a hand to her mouth in surprise "I don't think that will be posibal" she flusterd.
"why?" Kawabara asked in puzalment.
Yuusuke sighed "well we can but ask" he said.
Yulina nodded "but I warn you know the answer will be no"
Yuusuke shruged. "I dont make the desisones"
the ice maiden nodded, "I know, but I thought Koenma would have known by now"
"what's going on?" Kawabara asked again.
"you dont want to know... come on" then he folowe Yukina as she let the was to the sitting room he burst in two day's ago.
And yet again his mind was not preperd for what he saw.
Kurama was layed on the sofa with Hiei pirched on the egde of the seat spooning soup into the half Youko's mouth.
The pitcher was so sweet, but it just confewsed Yuusuke, Hiei was alway's so cold and distant, never showing anysighn of imotions to anyone.. yet here he was in the open caring for Kurama.
"Hiei... Yuusuke and Kawabara are here" Yukina said quiatly.
"Hn... I know. What do you want?" he said without even turning from his task as Kurama turnd his head on the pillow's to look at them and smille.
Yuusuke took a quiat intack of breath, Kurama looked treabul, He was pailer than normal, his skin almost translusent, he's cheaks were also sunken.
"Hi guy's" he smiled and even his voice sounded brital "Hiei just made some Tea if you want some"
Yuusuke took a seat nearist the door and slumped down into it. then Yukina handed him a cup of Tea as Kawabara sat dumly in another chair, not taking his eye's off Hiei or Kurama. Yuusuke didn't know what he was more flusterd about Hiei acting conserned or the fact the Kurama looked like the living dead.
Hiei egnored them as he spooned some more soup into the Youko.
"Koenma's sent for you Hiei" Yukina said softly as she gave Kawabara a cup also.
That got a reaction, even if it was only stillness "The little git can send all he wants I'm not going anywhere..."
"but.." Yuusuke tryed to reson.
Hiei turned his head and gleard at him, his eye's burned red and as fears as any furnis "I said I'm not going anywhere" he snarled under his breath.
"at least you can go see what he want's" Yukina sugested "I can look after Kurama till you get back"
Hiei grawaled under his breath. but said nothing. afamation that his coment still stood, but not wanting to snarl at his sister.
Everyone fell quiat, only the noice of the TV filled the room.
Yuusuke watched as Hiei tryed to give Kurama another spoon full of steaming liquid, but the half Youko rased a hand and turnd his head away from it then his slightly dull green eyes closed as his hole body saged into the covers and pilowes in s relaxed slumber.
Hiei plased the bowl back on the tray then picked the hole lot up and waled into the kitchen.
Yuusuke got up and fallowed him, Kawabara and Yukina did likewise.
"Now look here you" Yussuke finaly rased his voice as the door shut behind him "we are a team and we have a job to do. And we have to do it! whether we like it or...."
Hiei slamed the tray down on the counter but didn't turn around, his back stiff.
"I've already said I'm not going" his voice was a steady threat.
"look I know you two are now a thing..." Yuusuke seathed in his own anger at the stubarn fire demon, he was the leader he couldn't let his team down just because two of them happend to be dating or what ever it was they where doing. "But Kurama's just tired. Yukina can look after him, nothings going to happen here in the ningenkai"
He notised Hiei's sholders where shaking now and couldn't help but swallow a lump of aprehention in his throught. "Hiei!?" he said whating for an answer as he notised steam rising from the little Kurim.
"Even if Kurama was Exawsted from our binding I would still be reluktant to go with you... Even if he was up and about after the Siren poisend him, yet again I would be reluktant to go..."
"So what are you saying?!" Yuusuke lost his pations.
When Hiei spock again his vioce was dreadfully low and even "I'm saying you baka ningen that I could still be talked into going.. just for a little while..." then his tone took on a threat as there was a sound of something hard hiting the floor "But... I'm not leaving Kurama's side... and that's final... not even Enma himself could make me leave.. and you definatly wont" another sound of something hard falling.
"Hiei what the hell is wrong with you!?" Yuusuke shouted in anger him self, sure Kurama didn't look to go, but he would be all right in the tempal. there where enought shealds and wards and heaven only knew what else protecting the plase.
Hiei spun round in a flurry of black and faced Yuusuke down. "you saw him..." the Fire demon hissed in a cold quiat voice.
And Yuusuke realised that the sound that had been anoying him were tear jem's hiting the stone floor of the kitchen, he watched in stunned horrer as another one left the cold demon's eyes.
Hiei brushed it away fearsly enought that it rebounded off the wall and landed at his feet. then he finished his sentanse "Kurama's dieing..."
to be continued.
On to Part 5
hehehe.. sorry, I know it's short, but I just couldn't resist the ending off this installment ^_^. and I promis I will get moving along with the story line soon ^_^, but this was another one night wonder *atchely that should be 'another one VERY early morning wonder* tehe... I just dont like sleeping I guess..