Yu Yu Hakusho Jin One-Shot

“I’m glad to see you again, I trust you’ve been well.” My great-aunt, Genkai, asked me as we sat across from one another at a small table drinking tea.

“Yes, Auntie.” I said softly staring down at the green liquid in my cup, “I’ve been meditating everyday, like you showed me, to control it.”

“And it has worked?” She asked placing her cup down on the table.

I nodded, “So far I’ve been able to keep it at bay.”

She crossed her arms over her chest and stared at me. I knew that wasn’t the answer she was looking for, so I lowered my head, allowing my long black hair to fall forward and cover my face a little more than it already did.

“Raise your head, Blair.” Auntie told me.

I did as I was told, and allowed my green eyes to meet her brown ones.

“You haven’t disappointed me.” She told me sternly, “You have great power which only grows stronger in you. The fact you have done this much so far is outstanding. But,” She paused to take a sip of her tea before continuing, “If your power continues to increase like this you soon wont be able to contain it, instead it will consume you.”

I nodded, knowing full well about it already. There were nights I would wake up to my body feeling like it was on fire from it wanting out.

“I will teach you how to control it, but it must then be up to you to do it.” She snarled.

I nodded, “Is that why you wanted me to live with you, Auntie?”

She nodded before taking another sip, “I was informed of your latest fit in your sleep, and that emergency room visit because of it. If that is to happen again I want to have my eye on you 24/7, maybe then I can stop it before it kills you.”

I nodded in understanding. I didn’t like the idea of what was going on, but this was my reality, I had to accept it. Auntie never liked to sugar coat things, and while I didn’t always like how blunt people could be, I needed this. After all it was my life at stake.

“We’ve done as you’ve asked.” An unfamiliar voice said as a figure pushed open the door to the room we were in. There stood a boy he had light blue/grey hair with 4 green pieces covering his left eye, both of which were blue. He was wearing a plain black training uniform, but had a fish net shirt underneath.

“Good.” Auntie said closing her eyes and setting her tea cup back onto the table, “Gather up the others and go to the training room. Begin with 1000 push up, I’ll be there in a little while.”

“Yes, ma’am.” He said and bowed before closing the door and leaving to do as he was told. But not before I felt his eyes gaze over me.

“Auntie?” I began to pose the question.

“You are no longer a little girl, Blair.” She began, still with her arms crossed, “You know of the demon power within you. You know apparitions do indeed exist. What you do not know, because I have not informed you of, is that some of these apparitions are not evil like you believe. I have six of these such apparitions staying with me to undergo training to become much stronger. A training similar to what I will put you through to control your power. They will not harm you, I will assure you that. I will introduce you to them later. For right now you should go to your room and unpack. Get yourself settled. We will begin your training in the morning.”

I nodded, “Auntie, before you go.” She paused after she rose and looked at me, “Thank you, I don’t know where I would be right now if it weren’t for you.”

“You’re family, Blair.” She told me looking forward instead of at me, “Never forget that.”

And without another word she left the room to go and see the apparitions.

“Y-you want me to do what?” I asked my aunt, not fully registering what she had just said.

“Put your hand in the fire.” She repeated, “Your power should be more than enough to protect you from any permanent damage.”

I took a half a step back from the bonfire that was raging in front of me. I didn’t want to do it.

“Aw, come on Blair. It’s not going to be that bad.” Rinku said from behind me, trying to encourage me.

I turned and looked at him. It wasn’t just him, but all of them were. Chu, Toya, Suzuka, Shishiwakamaru, and Jin. I turned away from them all and blushed. I didn’t want him to see me like this.

“Blair, get your head out of the clouds and the embarrassment off of your face. If you don’t do this now we’ll never know how far you’ve come. So stop being afraid.” Auntie snapped at me.

I only felt the blush on my face increase at being called out on in it. But with Suzuka and Shishiwakamaru laughing at me I couldn’t break down and cry now. Especially not with Jin here.

Despite the burning on my face I lunged forward to the fire and stuck out my right hand preparing myself for immense pain, only to be met with smoke.

I started coughing and hacking as the dark smoke filled my lungs. It lasted for only a moment before it was replaced by crisp, clean air.

“You alright there, Blair?” I heard Jin ask next to me, “Mighty lot a smoke inhailed you did. But an even better job in puttin’ out the fire, there. You didn’t even have ta think about it, did ya?”

“I’m alright. Thanks.” I said softly allowing my long black hair to cover my face and hide my blush  from the wind apparition standing next to me.

I had the power of a water demon in me, things like fire should not hurt me as long as I had control of it.

“You failed.” I heard Auntie growl.

“Aw come on, Genkai.” Jin wined, “She did a good job puttin’ out the fire like you wanted.”

“I didn’t want her to put out the fire.” Auntie snapped, “I wanted her to put her hand in the fire and use her powers to stop it from harming her. She couldn’t do that, so she failed. We will try this again tomorrow, until then Blair, you will meditate all night on a bed of nails. Am I clear?”

“Yes, Auntie.” I said looking down even more. I could take her telling me I failed, and I didn’t do something right. But I felt absolutely horrible that Jin got backlash on my behalf.

“Get going then.” She told me.

I said nothing but turned and made my way to the designated training room.

I stood on the water’s surface and waited as a wave washed over me.

It had been almost six months since I started training with Auntie. I had no talent what so ever for fighting, but with her guidance and my determination to help the apparitions I had come to know as friends, I had the ability to use my water based powers for healing.

I was still painfully shy, and allowed my long hair to hide my face most of the time. I had come the point where I realized I had very strong feelings for the wind master, Jin. Yet I had no idea if he felt the same way.

“What are ya doing all they out here, Blair?” I heard the all to familiar voice of Jin say from behind me.

I turned, my cheeks burned.

“Excersizing my powers.” I said softly, Jin was currently upside down in the air.

“Exsersizing or not, you stay out here in the cold any longer, you’ll be hacking in bed, or so I say.” He told me, before turning right side up and extending his hand to me, “Let’s go ‘fore you start to get the chills.”

I shyed away from his hand.

“What’s the matter, Blair?” He asked, surprised by the fact that I didn’t take his hand, “You should know well enough by now I don’t bite. Not less you want me to anyway.”

“It’s not that, Jin.” I started slowly, watching the waves move beneath my feet for a moment before starting to move them in the way of home.

“Oh, do you just not like me anymore?” He asked as I passed him.

I turned and looked at him in shock. His arms were crossed over his chest, and his lips were set in a frown.

“Of course that’s not the case, Jin.” I said trying to assure him and find the words to tell him.

“Then what is it, girl?” He asked a little impaitent.

“I’m afraid of heights.” I said looking away.

The glare on his face dropped completely into plain shock.

“You’re afraid of heights!” He laughed.

I felt my cheeks heat up as I turned and walked away. I couldn’t even let my hair cover my face from it being wet and clumpy.

About ten steps from the shore I felt strong arms wrap around my waist from behind.

“You trust me right, Blair?” I heard Jin ask behind me. His voice was playful. My body was ridgid and my face even hotter than before.

“Blair?” He asked again.

“I trust you.” I said quietly.

I heard him giggling behind me as I felt my feet leave the water. I swallowed as I watched the water get further and further away. I held onto Jin’s arms tightly as we kept getting higher.

“You really are afraid, aren’t ya?” Jin smiled behind me, “You don’t think I would drop you, do you?”

“N-no.” I said honestly as a shiver raked through my body. I saw the house rapidly approaching, we were up really high.

I shrunk back into myself as I closed my eyes, causing me to lean more into Jin’s torso. Before I knew it my feet touched down on solid ground.

I opened my eyes to see we were right infront of the house.

“Told you, I wouldn’t drop ya.” Jin said and let me go.

I turned around and stared up at him and his beautiful blue eyes.

“Thank you for that.” I said softly, not looking away this time.

His smile just wider, “Don’t mention it, Blair. But could you do me a favor?”

I cocked my head to the side wondering what it is he might want, but nodded anyway.

“Wear your hair up a little more often.” He said looking me dead in the eye, “It’s nice to see your pretty face in all its glory.”

My face heated up hearing what he said, but he only smiled wider.

“Blair if you don’t get in here right now and change out of those soaking cloths, I will get Toya to cast an ice spell around you.” I heard Auntie yell out to us.

“I’m going!” I shrieked and took off inside not wanting to freeze to death.

I stood with the guys waiting for the portal to demon world to be completely set up.

“I understand you have to do this.” I said looking down, my hair no longer falling to cover my face, being back in a braid, “But promise me you guys will come back alive.”

“Of course we will, Blair!” Chu grinned, “Beaten and blugared maybe, but then we can just have you patch us right up!”

I smiled a little and looked up at their smiles.

“We’ll be back in one piece.” Rinku assured.

“It will be your job to master your powers in the time that we are gone.” Toya told me.

I nodded, keeping a light smile on my face.

“The portal is ready.” One of the men from Spirit world came up and told us.

“Thank you.” Kurama said to him.

“Keep your head up, Blair, we’ll be back.” Jin told me with a light frown on his face.

I just looked down.

“Hey! When has old Jinny boy ever broken a promise to you?” He asked and smiled at me.

I couldn’t help but smile too.

“So, why don’t you hang on to this for me and give it back to me when I get back.”

I looked up at him and nodded, letting him know I would. Before I could think Jin’s face was right infront of mine and his lips on mine in a sweet yet hard kiss.

He pulled away before I could even grasp what was going on and grinned, his ears were going wild twitching.

“Make sure you give that back to me when I get back.” He reminded, “And keep that hair outta your face.”

I said nothing but smiled like an idiot as I felt my face heat up a zillion degrees.

They’ll be back. I thought as I watched them all walk away. I have faith.


The Meaning Of This Ayame(A Yu Yu Hakusho Hiei Two-Shot Part 2)

We fell through the sky, giant trees waiting beneath us. Kurama pulled out a seed and it turned into wing like shapes, Hiei, Yusuke, and Kuwrabara grabbed on to parts of it. Botan and Kyotu glidded down on their oars. I grabbed Zooroo put him in my back pack.

Falling into the thicket of the woods I braced myself and jumped from tree branch to tree branch until I hit the forest floor.

Zooroo stuck his head out of the top and looked at me. I shrugged and stood waiting for the others to glide down and meet me.

“That was reckless, Ayame!” Kyotu scolded me, “What if you missed a step or something?”

“Then I’d of caught myself and still managed to get down with out a scrape.” I said like it was the most obvious thing in the world.

“Don’t do that again, baka!” He told me.

I stuck my tongue out at him and turned to Hiei and Kurama.

“Where abouts are we?” I asked.

“Hakito forest.” Hiei told me, “Nothing here but demon bugs and arachnids. They shouldn’t pose a threat.”

I nodded.

“Actually,” Kurama said staring down at his comunicator, “We aren’t too far off of where that cave should be.”

“How far are we?” Yusuke asked.

“Only about a day or so’s walk east.” He replied.

“Not bad.” I said, “Let’s go, we’re gonna burn daylight.”

They agreed and we headed east.

I paused, “Botan, come on you’ll be left behind!” I called to her.

“This place is crawling with bigs!” She shreeked and jumped into Kyotu’s arms.

“You’re scared of a few bugs?” I asked her.

“And you aren’t?” She demanded as we walked, Kyotu still carrying her.

“I have eight older brothers!” I nearly cried, “They’d put bugs and stuff in my bed when I was little.”

I heard the guys snort in laughter.

“They seem like a fun bunch.” Yusuke commented.

“They are.” I told him, “But they’re a pain in my ass.”

“Roooo!” Zooroo agreed.

“Any chance you’d bring them to work?” Kuwrabara asked me.

I rolled my eyes, “Why so you guys can meet the guys who are responsible for me kicking your butts the other day?”

“What are you talking about?” Hiei snarled.

I smiled slightly under the brim of my hat, “Oh, nothing.”

“I demand to know.” He hissed.

“Hiei.” Kurama warned, “Ayame-chan, would you please speculate what it is you mean?” He asked me almost sweetly.

I sighed, “Eight older brothers, I’m the youngest and only girl.” I told them, “Either learn to fight or get held down, spit on, and used as a punching bag. I’m sure you know which one I chose.”

Yusuke whistled, “So how long have you been able to fight like you do?” He asked.

“You mean giving people internal bleeding, or just hand to hand?” I asked.

“Both.” He said.

“You first.” I told him.

“Hand to hand ever since I can remember.” He told me, “I’ve only ever been able to use spirit power for going on a year now.”

I nodded, “I’ve been able to fight since before I could talk.” I told him, “I’ve been a spirit detective for about three years.”

He whistled again, “Must a kept you pretty busy.”

I shrugged, “I’m used to busy.”

We came to the base of a large mountain. Kurama pulled out his communicator again.

“The cave should be just on the other side.” He said.

“Does that mean we have to go around?” Botan whinned.

“Why are you complaining?” Yusuke yelled, “Kyotu’s the one who’s carrying you!”

I rolled my eyes, just like Kyotu to carry around a girl and think she’s in love with him.

“You don’t wanna come, you can head back to spirit world.” I told her, “That goes for all of you, but I’m pushing on. This is my mission.”

“No way I’m letting you and some purple rat get a head of me.” Yusuke told me following me up the mountain.

“You aren’t about to out do me, Uromeshi!” Kuwrabara yelled.

“I suppose we should go with them to stop them from doing anything stupid shouldn’t we?” Kurama asked Hiei.

“Hn.” I faintly heard his reply.

“Wait for us!” Botan yelled as Kyotu ran up with her in his arms.

“How much further?” Botan asked.

We were about half way up the mountain, free hand rock climbing. Kyotu couldn’t carry her anymore because of the cliffs and stuff.

“Only a few more hours, then it should widen out and be about an hour’s walk down hill.”

“That much longer?” She whinned.

I paused, “If you’re that tired, couldn’t you and Kyotu go on your oras, then we could have flown around the mountain.”

“You’re right!” She exclaimed and made her ora appear. She got on and floated away fro the mountain.

“I’ll stay right beside you.” She grinned.

I sighed, well at least she wont be complaining anymore.

I shouldn’t have had that thought, I stepped on the wrong spot and it crumbled under my feet.

“Whaw!” I yelped as I fell.

Someone caught my wrist, I looked up and it was Kurama.

“Arigoto.” I said as he hauled me best he could on the sheer ledge.

“Don’t worry about it.” He told me, “We promised Koenma we’d take care of each other right?”

I nodded, “Right.”

But that entire time I was uneasy. I felt like someone was glaring holes into both me and Kurama. I was just wondering whom.

We managed to make it back down the mountain in record time.

“Let’s camp here for the night.” I suggested.

“Why stop now?” Kuwrabara asked dumbly, “We’re close to that cave right? Why not keep going.”

“Do you have any idea how many insects prey on those that go into their territories at nigh?” Hiei asked him, “I’ve seen the acid dissolving bones of exceedingly strong demons the morning after. If you’re truly more stupid than I first thought be my guest. We’ll camp here, but don’t come back crying when you’re running from an angry sworm.”




“Need any help with the fire there Kurama?” He asked.

“No I have this.” He said, “Why don’t you help the girls with the tents.”


“Why two?” Yusuke asked as he fumbled with the rods.

“One for you boys, and the other for Ayame and myself.” Botan told him.

“You’ve never done much camping, have you?” I asked him as he got himself tangled in the rods more.

“I’d like to see you do any better!” He chalenged.

“Hold still.” I told him.

Hiei’s pov.

I was sitting next to the fox staring into the flames. But the truth was I was looking over the fire at the onna.

She carefully untangled Uromeshi from the bent pole. Then she pushed it through many holes in the fabric. Before I knew it was what a pile of sticks stings and cloth became two tee-pee looking buildings.

She stuck her tongue out at Uromeshi, and he got mad.

“You truly do know your way when it comes to things like this, don’t you, Ayame-chan?” The fox complimented.

I sent him a side ways glare.

The fox was getting too close to the onna. He helped her earlier, and help her wrist longer than necessary. He was beginning to bug me.

“I believe dinner’s ready.” The fox said.

“What’s for dinner anyway?” Uromeshi asked.

“Spit fire chicken.” He said as they sat down, “Koenma loaded me up with food before we left. It was nice of him.”

“It was.” Ayame smiled as she pulled off her cap.

I yearned to run my fingers through the silky looking locks and pull to hear her say my name.

“Is everything alright, Hiei?” Botan asked me.

Wrong onna, wrong onna, wrong onna, wrong onna.

“I’m fine.” I said harshly, “I’m just not acustume to human cuisine.”

“Spit fire chicken is really good, you’ll enjoy it.” Onna told me.

“Human food.” I muttered.

“Just try it.” The fox said forcing a plate towards me.

I took a hesitant bite. It wasn’t half bad.

“Well?” Urimeshi asked me.

“I’ve had better.” I said, it was true.

Ayame’s pov.

We woke up early the next morning and took the tents down.

I skipped breakfast, but Kurama insisted saying it was the most important meal of the day. So I ate a little fruit to keep him satisfied.

We head on along the edge of the mountain. We came across a few of what Hiei described last night. Bones, melted with acid, picked clean of all mean, blood, and marrow.

Botan was nearly sick at the sight.

“I think this is it.” I said checking my communicator.

“I believe so.” Kurama confirmed.

“What should we do?” Kuwrabara asked.

“Wait here.” I said dropped my back pack, Zooroo came out to see what was going on. I slipped my boots and socks off.

“Roo.” Zooroo whimpered.

I crouched down and put my cap on his head, letting my hair out.

“You stay here little buddy, I’ll be back soon.” I told him.

I stood up and had my back to everyone, “I don’t know what’s lying in there.” I told them, “I don’t know how long it’ll take. But I’m not gonna die in there. And no one comes in after me. I’ll be back out as soon as it’s done. I promise.”

“Could always hold you to your word, couldn’t I, Ayame?” Kyotu asked.

“You be the judge of that.” I told him.

“Becareful, Ayame-chan.” Kurama told me.

“You aren’t my mother, Kurama.” I told him and stepped into the cave, I looked back over my shoulder, “No matter what no one comes in here. I’ll be out as soon as it’s done. No matter what you hear, see, feel, or anything. Alright.”

“Like we’d want to know what’s in there?” Yusuke scoffed.

Hiei’s pov.

I watched the onna’s back as she disappeared into the darkness of the cave.

We set up camp next to the cave so that she’d be fine when she came out.

Not twenty minutes after she entered there were cries of pain coming from there.

Uromeshi ran to the cave opening to help, but was stopped by Kyotu.

“This is her mission.” He told him, “Ayame is a big girl, she can take care of herself.”

I glanced down at the purple rat, he seemed to in pain as well.

“How do we know?” Uromeshi demanded.

“I’ve only ever heard Ayame cry out like this once before.” He told him, all of our ears perked up, “The grim reaper that brings the spirit detective to headquarters is also considered a partner to the said spirit detective.” He explained.

“When was the first time?” I asked without thinking.

“There are a few ways to identify the legendary demon hunter, Kashaykiki Ayame.” He told us, “The multiple pierced ears, the long green hair, a black belly button studded piercing, and a scar on her tail bone.”

“That’s the demon hunter?” I asked.

He nodded, “I thought it was obvious when she told you her name.” He sighed, “Guess everyone expects her to be curvy like an actual woman.” He paused a minute, “Please don’t tell her I said that!”

“I think if she lives through this, what you said about her will be the least of our worries.” Botan told him.

The cries of pain were louder.

Kyotu sighed,”The question is how did she get that scar.” He continued, “It was her third mission. Still only an eleven year-old girl. She was supposed to kill the demon Moysoku.”

“The Moysoku?” The fox asked.

He nodded, “We all thought it was a little too soon for her to even think about going up against a demon like that. But we were all proven wrong.” He paused like the memory hurt him, “I stayed back to give her the room she needed. Eventually they were both about even, but they were both really badly injured. I was about to step in and grab her, if we lose her then what’s the point of having spirit detectives?” He swallowed, “But she went in for the finishing move, much like what she did for Uromeshi, but his was on such a small scale in comparison.”

“What do you mean small scale?” He barked.

“The original intent for, Ayame thrusting her palm up against her opponent’s abdomen, in between the stomach and the heart is because that’s where the spirit power is centered. She’s obtained the ability to move it through her body at will.” He told him, “She moved the majority of it to one of her palms, then by connecting her energy with her opponent’s, and how she can control it, she literally pulls the power out of the opponent, than mixes it with hers before forcing it back in. And at will that basically causes her opponent to explode into a bloody mess all over the place.”

“And she,” He swallowed, “Could have done that to me?”

“Yes.” He said brightly, “The name of the attack is quite fittingly named, ‘Bloody Shower’.”

“Stupid name.” The owf mumbled.

“Not when you think about it.” The fox defended, “If I understand this right, then with the help of her’s and her opponent’s spirit power she manages to liquify the entire body sending it out in every direction in a bloody mess. And I’d assume with the way the spray is it would look much like a bloody shower.”

“Kurama, you are exactly right.” He said, “She was going in for that. But he anticipated, he struck one of his claws deep into her lower back, but not before she got a clean shot. Ayame managed to kill him easily, but not without a price.”

“A price?” Botan asked, the cries stopped.

“She was nearly paralyzed.” He said, “That means she’d have to give up everything she loved. Fighting, dancing, her long walks every morning.”

“Dance?” I asked.

“A beautiful dancer, it honestly helps her with the detective business.” He said.

“That does explain how she dodged earlier attacks.” The fox said.

Cries from the cave went back on. I wish I knew what was going on. But looking at her demon, I’d probably go on a rampage.

I wanted to kill Moysoku again for hurting her, I wanted to kill Kyotu for letting it happen, I wanted to kill the fox for being so nice to her, I wanted to kill Uromeshi and the Owf for looking at her, I wanted to kill any and everyone who ever hurt, touched, or even looked at her. What was wrong with me?

I went up and sat in a tree staring at the cave. I tried using my Jagen eye but I couldn’t see inside. All I could do was stare between the mouth of the cave and purple rat to see what was going on.

Of course that plan was gone when Botan brought it into the crappy put up tee-pee to rest.

I had to talk to the fox. He’d know.

I sat beside him staring into the flames, We were on night watch incase anything came and tried anything.

“Fox?” I inquired.

“What is it, Hiei?” He asked.

“What’s wrong with me?” I asked.

“What do you mean?” He asked.

“My palms are sweaty, I can’t seem to sleep, my body’s rejecting food, and I keep thinking about this onna. What’s wrong?” I asked again.

He chuckled slightly, “Hiei, my friend I believe you’re in love.”

My eyes widened, “Love?” I asked.

He nodded, “It’s a common emotion to feel, honestly. You want to protect a person, and if any harm befalls them, you want nothing more than to kill the person over and over again. You’d do anything to make them smile. And just seeing them drives you wild.”

“How do you know?” I hissed.

“I saw how you looked at Ayame-chan when she first walked in, in that yukata. You couldn’t take your eyes off her.”

“She looks good in purple.” I muttered, “Is there a way to cure it?”

“Only one.” He said, “You’ll have to tell, Ayame-chan how you feel and hope she feels the same way.”

“Do me a favor and don’t call her chan anymore.” I told him.

“Does it bother you?” He asked.

“Quite.” I replied.

“I’ll stop, on the condition that you tell her.” He offered.

“Fine.” I said, “As long as it will make this go away.”

The fox stiffed a giggle as I said that. But I didn’t bother to ask him about it.

“This has been going on for three day’s straight! When’s it gonna end!?” The owf yelled.

“When she’s done.” Kyotu told him, “We had no idea how long it’d take us to find this, and we still have no idea how long it’s going to be before she masters her powers. It’s only a matter of time.”

“How do you figure?” He asked.

“Ayame has always caught on quick.” He explained, “If it takes someone an average of a week to master something, she’ll have it done in three or four days.”

“Impressive.” The fox said, “Usually the mastering of such things early take a toll on one’s body. But, Ayame seems to be able to work past it.”

“She’s still never found her limits yet.” Kyotu said, “She’s tried on so many counts, but I think this one will finally do the trick for her.”

“She doesn’t have a limit?” Uromeshi asked.

“Not that she’s aware of.” He said, “She might have found it in her grade school days and worked past it to never find it again subconsciously. But I suppose we’ll find out soon enough.”

No limit to be found? I thought to myself, I think I just might start taking a liking to this onna after all.

Her cries were worse when the sun rose in the morning. And judging by the rat things were not good in there.

About noon was when I smelled trouble.

Hoards of demons made their way over to the cave, saying that the powerful energy emanating from there would soon belong to them and if we didn’t want to suffer we’d move aside.

We fought back best we could but there were a lot.

I suddenly realised that the onna’s cries had gone completely. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the rat was still. This bothered me.

The cave, and half the mountain, suddenly collapsed behind me.

There she stood, ragged and torn cloths, scratches, and blood, her blood, hair a mess. But the power coming from her body, it was immense.

I was pulled aside by Kyotu, everyone else was frozen with fear.

She took one step forward, the air around all of us suddenly turned colder than ice, yet it burned worse than any flame ever could. She took another step, the same thing but stronger, and another. I choked thinking she was going to suffocate us before she even killed them.

But no.

For in an instant that pressure was gone. And there she stood, light shining on her right. Her hair looked like pure silk, her eyes deeper then any ocean, her skin was glowing. She was a goddess.

She raised her left hand to her right shoulder, swiftly moving it back to her side. I didn’t even see what happened. But when blood was stained the ground and trees, and various body parts were scattered everywhere it became painfully obvious what she did.

Without another sound her eyes closed and she began to waver, her knees buckled and she fell. I caught her before she could touch the ground.

Lifting her up and cradling her in my arms, I actually felt her figure. Thin but muscular, no hips, no chest, and no butt. But for some reason I liked it. And holding her she felt so fragile, so delicate, yet she fit in my arms perfectly.

Slowly and carefully I carried her over to the others who were still in shock from what just happened, but snapped out of it realizing she needed help.

Ayame’s pov.

I opened my eyes slowly, I had a bad headache. Looking around I saw a little colour, and a blur of purple.

“Zooroo?” I asked.

“Rooooooooo!” He exclaimed.

The tent door opened and everyone came scampering in. Hiei stayed at the door.

“Are you alright?” Botan asked.

“What happened?” I asked trying to sit up only to be pushed back down by Kurama.

“I wouldn’t try to sit up yet.” He told me, “Your wounds might reopen.”

“What happened?” I asked again this time a little more panicked.

“You went in the cave, spent about four days going between yelling and staying silent, some demons came on the fourth day and you killed them along with bringing half the mountain we scaled to pieces.” Hiei said calmly.

“That must have been awesome.” I grinned.

“You had us all worried.” Kyotu said, “What the hell happened to you when you were in the cave anyway?”

I thought for a minute, “A lot of pain.” I said, “I saw my mama, and she said this was the gift she couldn’t have given me while she was alive. Told me to be strong, and don’t give up, told me she loved me. And then the rest is all a blur of pain, burning, searing. It hurt.”

“You’re alright now, but rest up.” Kurama told me.

I nodded, “Thank you guys.” I said.

“I’d like to test that new power of yours when you have a minute.” Yusuke said.

“Get in line, baka.” Kyotu told him, “She needs to defeat Nagiete first.”

“Well, it’s half over.” I said, “I’m gonna try to sleep some more, okay.”

“You rest up, we’ll figure out what we’re going to do next.” Botan told me.

I nodded and started to drift off again. I knew they could handle it.

I woke up I don’t know how much later, but the sun was just starting to rise and Botan and Zooroo were next to me sleeping like two babies.

I grabbed my back pack and exited the tent.

“Were are you going?” I deep voice asked.

“I’m going to change, Hiei, don’t worry.” I told him rubbing my eyes.

“I thought you’d still be asleep.” He said.

“I’ve been sleeping how long?” I asked.

“About a week, I’d say.” He responded.

I nodded, “We’ve stayed in this place long enough.”

I went into the forest a little ways and stood behind a thick tree. There I stripped off my shirt and baggy jeans.

Tight jean short shorts and a baggy sweater replaced them.

“Ayame!” Botan shouted out in no particular direction, “How could you let this happen, Hiei!? She’s injured, and what if she wandered off?!”

“I went to change, geeze, have a heart attack for the whole world why don’t you.” I said and sat down, Zooroo jumping into my lap.

“Wow, you actually look like a girl.” Yusuke told me.

“Tell me something I don’t know.” I hissed running a comb through my mess of hair.

“Well, this is a good morning isn’t it?” Kurama asked coming from the boys tent, “You’re alright now, I assume, Ayame?”

I nodded and pulled on knee-high stripped socks before jaming my feet into my boots.

“Then we can get moving today.” He said.

“Finally.” Yusuke, Kuwrabara, and I said together.

“Can’t sit still, can you?” Botan asked.

“Not if we can help it.” I answered for all of us.

We ate and packed up before heading out. I walked near the back of the group because I still wasn’t feeling so hot. And for some reason, Hiei was with me every step of the way.

I was wondering why, but I didn’t bother to ask. I figured he would think I was bothersome so I just stayed shut up. Besides I liked having him near like that.

We stopped again when the sun was setting, this time along a river.

“By the looks of this map, if we keep going the way that we are, we should arrive in the district some time tomorrow afternoon.” Kurama said as we were all sitting around the fire.

“Then why can’t we keep going like we are now?” Kuwrabara asked, “We’ll make it there by morning.”

“Because baka.” Hiei snarled, “Take it from some one with experience, those woods at night are not the place someone like you would want to be. Demons hunt at night, they will prey on you. And with the onna still not fully ready for the fight we’d be out numbered, over powered, and left for dead.”

“You’re still not fully healed?” Kyotu asked.

“I’m fine,” I said, “It’s just taking me a little while to get used to this new power is all.”

“You should have said something.”

“I’m fine!” I barked, “Now would you stop worrying about me? You aren’t my dad, and you could never be my mom!”

Kyotu only sighed admitting defeat. The rest of the night was quiet.

We walked in silence all of the next morning. And, just as Kurama predicted, we arrived in the afternoon.

Setting up camp on the edge of a river again.

“We’re getting you used to your new power.” Was the only thing Yusuke said before launching a spirit gun attack at me.

I dodged effortlessly, narrowly avoiding the blast and Kurama’s rose whip. Hiei nearly got me with his sword, but I knocked it out of his hand in a second. Sending a kick to his face and having him smash back into a large rock, only to be ambushed by Kuwrabara.

I landed back on the ground and shot straight up driving my fist into his gut sending him flying sky high. I didn’t have very much time to admire my work.

Another blast came and I flipped to avoid it. Kurama’s rose whip wrapped around my ankle sending me down wards. Yusuke aimed to fire, but before he did everything went white.

A giant explosion happened sending everyone back. When things cleared, I was sitting in the middle of a giant cradder.

“Did, I do that?” I asked.

“By the looks of it.” Kurama said coming over to the edge.

“Kurama, I’m so sorry!” I said and scrabbled upwards. He was covered in deep wounds.

“These are nothing, don’t worry about it.” He told me.

I nodded.

“Is everyone else alright?” He asked.

“Remind me never to piss her off again.” Yusuke joked.

“Are you crazy! That could have gotten us killed!” Kuwrabara yelled to him.

“No it wouldn’t have.” I told him.

Everyone paused and turned to me.

“I didn’t have the intent to kill anyone on my mind when I somehow let it go.” I explained, “A least we know I can drag it out when I need too.”

“I’m sure you’ll be fine.” Kurama assured.

I smiled.

There’s that glare again. I thought to myself. I still wanna know who’s doing it.

All of the next day I spent drawing out my new power. I think I managed to do so pretty well.

“Think you’re ready, Ayame?” Kurama asked when I emerged from the tent in white short shorts, dark socks, my boots, and a baggy hoodie.

I nodded, “Ready as I’ll ever be.”

I headed out to find him. I was alone, or that was the plan, but I felt someone following me.

I finally stopped and turned around.

“I know you’re there, come out.” I said.

Hiei stepped out of the shadows of the tree.

“What are you doing here?” I asked him.

“I wanted to be alone with you.” He said.

That was straight forward. I thought.

“Why?” I asked.

He didn’t say anything he just walked up to me, he didn’t even look me in the eye. That made me a little sad. I loved his red eyes.

I shrugged and kept walking. Something was up, but I quickly dismissed every thought that was ever in my head when, Hiei. Held. My. Hand.

I was having a mental spasm.



“I talked to the fox the other day, and he told me something.” He said and paused, “Since I saw you I had feelings for you. According to him they’re love. And he said the only way to get rid of them is to tell you. So, onna, I love you.”

My breath was caught in my throat.

I swallowed hard, “I think he lied to you, Hiei.” I finally had something to say.

“What are you talking about?” He demanded.

I swallowed again, “By telling someone you love them, if you do, it doesn’t make those feelings you’re feeling go away. It makes them stronger.”

The grip on my hand tightened a little.

“But,” I said taking back his attention, “They aren’t always bad feelings.”

I knew he was about to question that, so I shut him up by placing my lips on his. It was a little awkward because he was barely five feet, and I was five seven(nine inches for those of you who don’t know).

He tasted like salt and metal. I liked it. But what I loved even more, when he grabbed my hips and pulled my close to him.

I pulled away all too soon.

“I love you too, Hiei.” I breathed and reluctantly pulled away.

I turned around and headed off to where Negeite should have been.

Hiei’s pov.

I stood there dumbfounded. No one had ever told me that they loved me before. And she was perfect.

I swear that girl was made just for me.

She knew what to say, what to do, this air about her.

“Ayame.” I whispered in the wind.

Just her name sounded so right coming from my mouth. And when she said mine, I knew right then, she had to be for me.

“Ayame?” I questioned this time. Wasn’t it a japanese iris? Yes it was.

Now why would a parent name their child with such an ordinary name? Well beyond me. Besides they were human, like she is.

And. . . . . . I’m in love with a human girl.

The sound of a large explosion brought me out of my thoughts. I ran to the source. And sure enough.

Standing tall and proud, slightly winded is besides the point, facing an ugly blob demon.

“Just surrender and your death will be swift.” It cried to her.

“How ’bout you abandon your plans of destroying both the human and spirit worlds and I’ll think about not killing you.” She countered.

A quick witty tongue, I like a woman with sass.

“Die!!!!!!” It yelled.

I wanted to jump in and take the attack for her, but something told me to stay up in this tree.

She deflected it with her right hand, that glob disintegrated a tree twice as large as the one I was in.

She ran full pelt into the demon, she broke through the outer layer of the blobs body and . . . . . . went inside it?

I’m in love with a human baka onna. I thought to myself.

She moved her hands out to either of her sides. For some reason she wasn’t disintegrating. That demon noticed it too.

Before anything else could happen, she performed bloody shower.

She looked around a moment making sure it worked. It was a glob monster, air for that shouldn’t just kill it.

Five minutes, seven minutes, ten minutes, fifteen minutes.

She sighed in relief and looked up at me.

“You just gonna sit there all day or are you gonna come down?” She asked.

I was by her side without a moment’s hesitation.

“Do you know what Ayame means?” I asked her.

She nodded, “Iris. Do you know what iris means?” She asked me.

I shook my head.

“I’m more than one thing.” She said.

“And because of that I somehow love you.” I told her.

“Be glad you’re too cute too hate.” She said and kissed and my cheek before grabbing my hand and leading me away from the mess of a sight.

I didn’t like it, I wrapped an arm around her waist, then picked her up and held her against my body like when she passed out.

I took off jumping through the trees finding a place to rest. And in those moments when she wrapped her arms around my neck and snuggled into my chest, it was perfect.

She was my ayame. My everything.

The Meaning Of This Ayame(A Yu Yu Hakusho Hiei Two-Shot Part 1)

I walked down the halls of the office in spirit world lead by one of Koenma’s ogres. I had a bottle of root beer in one hand, sipping it idly as I followed behind him.

“Remind me again why, Koenma wanted to see me on such short notice?” I asked the ogre.

“All he said was that it was important.” He told me wincing a little as if I’d kill him. And with my record in both the spirit and human world, I didn’t blame him.

“Ah, there you two are.” Koenma said as we entered his office. I walked straight up to his desk, making note about the four boys on the side.

“I trust you were shown great hospitality.” He said to me.

I took a final sip from my soda and placed it on one side of his desk, then placed my hands in front of him and leaned forward slightly.

“Alright, shorty, why the hell’d you bring me all the way up here instead of the usual call or video tape?” I snarled at him.

He did his best not to flinch but it was obvious he was sweating.

“I would like you to meet the four boys that you’ll be working with from now on.” He said and motioned to the boys.

“Not a chance in hell.” I pushing off the desk and crossing my arms, “You know I work better alone, and I don’t need four weak, idiots slowing me down.”

“Who are you calling weak?!”

“I’m not stupid!”

“Come here and say that to my face!!”

“I’ll make you eat those words!”

All of them yelled.

“You know why I’m saying no, Koenma.” I told him ignoring their antics, “Why would you even gamble something like this?”

“It was father’s choice.” He admitted, “If it were up to me you’d still be alone, that’s how we both like it. But he wanted to see how the two strongest spirit detectives we have work together. You did just move to a new town after all, right?”

I nodded, and stared cooly under the brim of my baseball cap at them, before turning back to Koenma.

“So the idiot in the green uniform is second strongest to me?” I asked, I heard the one with the orange hair burst out laughing, “Or is it the one with the ugly mug, stupid hair cut, and dorky blue uniform?”

The one in the green burst out laughing.

“How about we settle this another way?” The short one in black suggested.

“What do you have in mind?” I asked knowing this’d be good.

“If you’re so cocky, then the four of us will take you on. I’m sure that’ll show you, that you greatly underestimated us.” He smirked.

I raised my right hand and pointed to the one with orange hair wearing blue,”First to fall.”, I pointed to the one with long red hair, “Your head will nearly come off.” Pointed to the short one, “Your attacks will be turned against you.” And finally pointed to one in green, “You’re going to have internal bleeding.”

“Is that supposed to be a threat?” The orange haired one growled.

I smirked under the brim of my hat, “No, those are promises.”

“G-guys!” Koenma gasped, “Rethink this! It’s not what you really think, fighting-

“Relax, Koenma.” The one in green said, “We got this. Besides it’s about time we made this guy eat his words.”


“Let’s go.” I sneered.

Koenma sighed, “Ogre, lead them all to the fighting arena. I’ll let my father know what’s going on.”

“Yes sir.” He said and Koenma left.

We followed the ogre to the out door arena. All the while the four of them were glaring holes into my back. We came to it and there was a lot of room. The ogre suddenly bowed deeply. Looking up I saw why.

The lord and Koenma were there.

“So a fight will determine if you go with the team or not?” He asked me.

I nodded, “If I were you I’d keep medics standing by.” I warned.

“It’s true,” The short one said, “I’d hate to go to go to jail for killing you.”

I rolled my eyes and hopped up onto the arena. They followed.

“Go easy on them.” The lord told me, “You know what happened last time.”

I shrugged, “Wouldn’t be the first few I’ve killed.”

“Let’s try to avoid that, please.” Koenma begged as he pouted.

“Yeah,” The orange haired one said, “We’re just gonna make you eat your words!”

All of a sudden his spirit power materialized and became and orange sword. He started swinging it around wildly, I dodged easily. But he kept swinging. I jumped and back flipped narrowly avoiding the short one’s blow.

‘They’re working together.’ I thought.

I flipped again avoiding the red heads rose whip.

“So the idiot in the stupid green uniform is the leader.” I smirked, and flipped out of the way as a fast round ball of spirit power came towards me.

“I just figured this team out.” I said, they all stopped to hear what I had to say.

“The guy in the green is the spirit detective, he’s the leader. The red-head, he’s the brain in the group. He plans things out and keeps his head better than the rest of you and that’s why you need him. The short one is the true muscle. While I’ll admit all of you are stronger than I had first thought, he’s the one who loves the battles. And the guy with the stupid hair cut,”

“Hey! it’s not stupid!” He defended.

“Only reason why he’s here is because he may be of some use to you down the road, that’s what you tell everyone. But the truth is; he’s a friend you don’t want to exclude from your missions. Now, tell me I’m wrong.” I said.

“Let’s shut this guy up.” The one in green growled.

I jumped again avoiding the rose whip. Hit the orange haired on and sent him back into the wall knocking him unconscious. I headed towards the red-head, he flicked his whip in my direction. I grabbed it having it wrap around my right fore arm and pulled him forward, I had the thorns scrap deep against his neck. Gave a bad wound. The short one jumped towards me. I untangled the whip from my arm and deflected his ‘Dragon of the Darkness Flame’ with my left hand. He then came at me with his sword, he swung for where I was. But before he knew it he was staring at the ground, I had his sword through his stomach, I let him drop.

While the one in green was still in shock I ran for him. He tried to use that spirit gun thing again, but I got to him before that. I pressed my right palm up against his stomach and watched as blood came from his mouth and him fall to the ground.

I cracked my knuckles and headed over to the lord and Koenma.

“You killed them!” He screamed.

“They aren’t dead.” I hissed, and he stopped instantly, “They will be if they don’t have medical attention soon. I avoided any and all vitals that they had. They may bleed out soon, but when that happens it’s not my responsibility.”

I turned on my heels and started to walk away, “I’m not teaming up with them.”

“I can make it so you never dance anywhere again.” Koenma tested.

I froze, “You, wouldn’t, dare.” I hissed.

“I would.” He countered.

“You know what’d happen if you did that, right Koenma?” I asked.

“Being killed will be smallest price to pay.” He said, “I can make sure you’ll never dance in this life or the next or any others that follow.”

I growled, “One mission!” I yelled, “That’s it!”

“That’s all I ask.” Lord told me as medics came out, “The ogre will bring you to room, get yourself cleaned up and then we’ll have dinner and discuss this mission the five of you will embark on.”

I rolled my eyes but followed the ogre anyway. He led me to a room and closed the door behind me.

It wasn’t small, but it wasn’t large. It had a large curtain, a vanity with a large mirror, and many boxes. in the middle of the room was a mannequin dressed in a beautiful, purple, sleeveless yukata. There was a note on top of it with my name on it.

This yukata had been cut just for you. Please wear it and feel free to use any and all of the jewelry in the room as you like. And please take your time. -Koenma.

I sighed and put in on the nearest box.

The yukata was beautiful, and looking closer, the mannequin didn’t have much of a chest, or hips for that matter.

I sighed again before pulling my cap off my head and messing up my hair.

No mistaking me for a guy once I put that on. No mistaking me for anything else when I didn’t have my hat on.

My long, light green hair cascaded over my shoulders and down my back, stopping only when it ran out of length where my hips were. I tucked some behind my ears and examined them in the vanity mirror. Six piercings on my right ear, seven on my left.

I assumed that they were enough of a give away that I was a girl. But I guess not. It wasn’t even that I was unattractive or anything.

I had pretty, long hair that was soft to the touch, deep blue eyes that sparkled, almost invisible freckles on my cheeks because they’re so light, and slightly tanned skin.

The only thing was, I had no figure. I was a dancer, I was a fighter, and I was more flexible than the average gymnast. Not to mention my mom never had anything really either. No boobs, no butt, no hips.

And with hand me downs from my older brothers, I never blamed anyone who has mistaken me for a boy.

I sighed again and ran a hand through my hair. A soon as those idiots see me it’s going to be awkward. It was going to be a long supper.

I once again followed the ogre to where ever it was I was going. I looked down at the pretty purple yukata, slits on either side showing my smooth, muscular legs, there was nothing on my left, but my right had intricate purple chains on my thigh a black skull and cross bones at the top of each resting on my hip. Two more skulls with cross-bones on my chest keeping the yukata closed.

My hair was half up with a black ribbon and skull and cross bones comb holding it up.

Other than that, and some black slippers I was told to put on, all I was wearing. And I knew I was unrecognisable.

He led me to a large arch, and motioned for me to go through.

I did and there they sat. Koenma, the lord, and the four idiots from earlier. All of which dressed better than earlier.

Four out of six jaws dropped when I entered.

“I never thought you’d wear it!” Koenma cheered, “And I must say, it looks very good on you.”

I cracked a nervous smiled. I never liked dresses or anything like this, and being around four strange guys, made it all the more awkward.

“Hello there.” The orange haired one said handing me a flower, “I’m Kuwrabara Kazuma, but you can call me husband.”

I sweat dropped.

“So I kick you and your friends asses and you propose.” I said out loud and sighed, “I think your mom should send you in for counseling.”

“B-b-b-but you’re a girl!” He yelled backing up scared.

“And you’re a boy, and the sky is blue, and fish swim, and cows go moo.” I told him, “Tell me something I don’t know.”

“I like strong women.” He said sounding confused.

He was pushed out of the way by the guy who was formally in green.

“You’ll have to excuse this idiot, he thinks any cute girl he sees would want him.” He apologised.

I giggled a little.

“What’s so funny?” He demanded.

“Well,” I said, “If memory serves you wanted me to eat my words, but now you’re calling me cute.”

I started giggling again and he turned red and started stuttering for an answer.

“I’m playing with you.” I smirked as soon as I got bored.

“O-Oh.” He said.

“I’m Kashaykiki Ayame.” I told them, “I’ve already met your friend. Who are the rest of you?”

“Uromeshi Yusuke.” The one in front of me said.

“Call me Kurama.” He red-head told me.

“Hn. Hiei.” The short one told me.

“Hey?” Yusuke and Kuwrabara said leaning over towards me.

“What?” I asked feeling uncomfortable under their gazes.

“Are you sure you’re the guy from earlier?” Yusuke asked.

I nodded, “I’m girl, but yeah.”

“You seem a little flat chested to be a girl.” He said pointing to my chest, “You sure you aren’t a cross dresser or something?”

I irked and kicked him straight through a wall.

I covered my chest with my arms and sat down like I usually do.

“Hey, Kurama you didn’t seem all that surprised when she walked in, how come?” Kuwrabara asked.

“I already knew Ayame-chan was a girl.” He said, then turned to me, “Is chan alright with you?”

I blinked unsure of the question.

“You seem like one of those girls who wouldn’t prefer something like that, so I had to ask.” He justified.

I shrugged, “Just Ayame’s fine.”

“That’s defiantly the guy.” Yusuke said coming back in, “Er, a, girl.”

“Shut up and sit down so we can tell you about the mission!” Koenma yelled, “And Ayame, sit like a lady! You’re dad will kill me if they find out!”

I shrugged, “What they don’t know won’t hurt them.” I told him.

“It’s not them I’m afraid of being hurt.” He mumbled.

We all sat down and the food came in.

“We’ll eat before we talk about your next assignment.” The lord told us.

Without hesitation we piled food high on our plates and dug in. It was noisy, and Yusuke and Kuwrabara continuously fought over who got the last of what.

It was nice though, it reminded me of home.

“Would anyone like dessert?” The lord asked us.

“Screw the hospitality.” I told him, “Tell us why we’re all here, why you want all of us on this mission, and why the hell you wanted me in this dress.”

“The dress is easy.” Koenma told me, “We wanted the spirit detective team to see that they will be teaming up with a girl instead of that extremely rough and tough boy with a record.”

I sighed, “Fine now the other questions.” I nearly hissed.

“It’s simple.” The lord told us, “What we’re about to put all seven of you through-

“Wait seven?” Yusuke asked.

He and Koenma laughed lightly.

“I suppose we should bring them in, shouldn’t we father?” Koenma said.

“I suppose so, son.” He replied.

The lord motioned for someone to come in, and a girl with blue hair and pink eyes wearing a pink kimono walked in, she seemed bubbly.

“Hey, Botan you’re coming on this mission to.” Yusuke said.

She nodded, “Our lord here thought it would be best if I went so that there wasn’t only one girl.”

“You said seven, I count six.” Hiei nearly hissed.

“Nice observations there shorty!” A familiar voice shot behind me, “But I figured instead of observing numbers we’d all be too wrapped up in the lady with the pretty dress. She’s grown up quite a bit since I last saw her. Haven’t you, Ayame-chan?”

“Nice too see you too, Kyotu.” I told him not turning to look.

He sighed, “No regular greetings for your favorite grim reaper?” He asked sitting on the table in front of me to my right.”

“Do you really want me to kick you out of spirit world, through demon world, and have you land somewhere in the human world?” I asked.

“Now there’s the Ayame I remember.” He teased, “You might have grown up, but you haven’t filled out.”

I irked as he laughed, “I’m warning you, Kyotu.” I told him, “One more and it’ll only be six.”

He froze and sat down next to me.

“That’s the Ayame I know.” He said, “So, you gonna explain this mission now, Sir?”

“I was about to, but you decided to play one of our spirit detectives like you usually do.” He told him.

“I’m so sorry sir, but who wouldn’t mess with her when she’s in a dress?” He asked.

“Anyone who doesn’t have a death wish.” Koenma told him.

“All of you will be heading down to the pits of demon world.” He said, “There is a cave there that I have been told will bring Ayame’s power to what they should truly be.”

“You mean,” Kuwrabara swallowed, “She wasn’t before hand?”

“Don’t try to flatter yourself.” I told him, “I only used about ten percent of all my power to take all of you down.”

I knew that struck a nerve with all of them.

“What else?” I asked.

“Then all of you will head down to the last floor of demon world.” He said, “There, there is a demon that goes by the name Nagitie. Find him, and it will be Ayame’s job to kill him.”

“Wait!” Yusuke interrupted, “All of this is about her, so why don’t you send just her and leave us alone?”

“Because of what’s going to happen when she enters that cave, baka!” Koenma yelled, “Oops.”

“What’s going to happen?” I asked calmly.

“What we think is going to happen, is you’re going to get your full power.” The lord told me, “And when that happens we understand that you’ll go through large amounts of pain to get it. We don’t know how long it will go on for, nor do we know what to expect from it. But what we do know is that when you get it, Ayame, you will be at least ten times more powerful than you are now. And that’s what we need you to be at.”

“Now why do I need them?” I asked motioning to the boys.

“We have the understanding that when you come out you will most likely need to sleep to recover for a few days.” He told us, “And we also figured that since Hiei and Kurama know the demon forests so well they could navigate.”

“And all of this goes back to, Ayame.” Yusuke spat again, “What’s in it for us?”

“The well-being of your world.” Koenma said, “Unless Nagitie can be stopped, all of the human and spirit world will cease to exist as we know it.”

“Also meaning everyone we know too.” He said.

It was quiet for a moment, all of us thinking about who it would be if I can’t stop Nagitie.
For Yusuke; his mom, Keiko, Koenma, Botan, Kwrabara, the rest of his friends.
For Kurama; his mother, his father, his brother, his school, all his friends.
For Kuwrabara; his mom, his sister, Yukina, his friends.
I was thinking about; my dad, my brothers, zooroo.

A hand slamming down on the table brought us out of our thoughts.

“What are we waiting for then?!” Yusuke yelled, “Let’s get going!”

“It’s not your mission idiot!” Koenma told him, “All of this is up to Ayame. If she doesn’t want to go through with this then no one can blame her. Besides she’s a hell of a lot more powerful than you’ll ever be! Plus she’s been doing this since she was eleven! Now she’s fourteen! If she doesn’t want to do this no one can force her! It’s going to be dangerous after all, and maybe she just doesn’t want to do it!”

“How many times have you known me to back down from a mission, Koenma?” I asked him.

He froze, not saying a word.

“The only thing I’d want to vanish in any world is my record.” I told him, “I have just as much at stake as anyone else and I’m the only one who can do this. I accept. But there’s one condition.”

“What’s that?” The lord asked.

“Zooroo comes with us.” I told him.

Everyone looked completely clueless.

He smiled, “Would like me to contact your family as well?”

“After we leave.” I told him, “Just tell them that if I don’t come back I love them all, and no one touches my closet or I’m coming back to haunt them.”

“That was touching ’til the closet part.” Kyotu laughed.

“Keep it up, Kyotu.” I told, “Just keep it up and I’ll send you to tell it to them personally.”

He laughed nervously and moved away slightly.

“Alright.” The lord said, “I want all of you to get a good night’s sleep, you’ll be off in the morning.”

“And Zooroo?” I asked.

“I’ll send for him.” He said.

Ogres came in and cleared the table, others lead us to our rooms for the night.

I had my own because I was a girl and Botan shared with other female grim reapers.

When I stepped in the closet door was wide open and full of cloths that not only fit me but were also to my taste.

I showered and slipped on a large t-shirt and yoga pants. I was sitting at the vanity that was there brushing my hair out, when there was a knock at my door.

I opened it and something purple mauled my face and chest. When I pulled it off there was Zooroo.

“Arigotto.” I said to the ogre that delivered him to me.

“Don’t mention it.” He said and walked away. I closed the door and held him close.

Zooroo was my spirit demon that lead me back to my body when I died. He was light purple with mouse like ears, had a rabbit shaped body, kangaroo like tail, black eyes, and tiger like paws.

“I missed you Zooroo.” I said as I placed him down on the bed and sat on the floor looking at him.

“Roo!” Was his reply as he licked my face lightly. I giggled.

“Come on, Zooroo.” I told him, “Help me pack we’ll have a big day a head of us tomorrow.”

“Zoo zoo roozoo!”

I giggled again as I headed to the closet.

Hiei’s pov.

I sat on the window looking out to the night. I was heading back to the demon world with an onna that could kill me easy. But she doesn’t seem like the type. And what did she mean when she said her ‘record’ to disappear?

I’ll never understand humans and their ways, especially not human onnas.

“Shouldn’t you pack somethings, Hiei?” Kurama asked me.

“Hn, why should I?” I asked, “I have everything I need.”

“A small bag can come in handy.” He told me, “Koenma told us too do it as it was.”

“And you’re going to follow that insufferable child’s orders?” I asked.

“I’m packing what will come in handy.” He told me, “If you we smart you’d do that too.”

“I haven’t the need for such things.” I told him.

He nodded, “Suit yourself.”

“You know human terms better than I do, correct?” I asked.

“What do you need to know?” He asked.

“What is a ‘record’?” I asked.

He thought for a moment.

“Depending on how you look at it.” He said, “A record could be a way of playing music in your house with a certain system to play it. They sound quite wonderful, actually.”

“And the way that onna was using it in?” I asked.

He smiled, “It appears to me, Ayame-chan has a criminal record in the human world. A record in that case would be a list of this and that a person has done against the law. She has a criminal record, and she wants it gone.”

I nodded, “Now, what’s a ‘zooroo’?” I asked. That was one I could never understand.

“I’m afraid you have me there.” Kurama admitted, “Perhaps you should ask her about it in the morning.”

“Hn.” I replied.

So she’s a criminal. I thought, she’s strong, and she isn’t have bad with looks. But she’s a human.

–The Next Morning– Ayame’s pov.

I stood outside where the portal to demon world was going to be opened tying my boot. Zooroo was next to me along with a small backpack.

“So you have some kind of criminal record?” Hiei asked from behind me.

I stood up straight.

“Yeah, so what?” I asked him.

“And you want it disappear?” He asked.

I sighed, “All the charges I got we dropped, but for some reason whenever someone gets beat up I get hauled down to the police station and questioned.”

“Acused for crimes you didn’t comite?” He asked.

“Most of them were charges of assault and battery.” I told him, “All of those I did, a few guys walk up to me. Start teasing and picking a fight underestimating me, thinking I’m an average girl. They get beaten black and blue go and cry home to their moms who want to take it to court. Day before the trial begins the guys don’t want to press charges anymore, but it still goes on my record.”

“Now what the hell’s a ‘zooroo’?” I heard Yusuke ask coming out with everyone else.

I adjusted my hat and picked up my back pack. Zooroo jumped into my arms, I turned around and showed them smiling.

“This is Zooroo.” I told them.

They sweat dropped.

“No way is that purple puff ball going with us.” Hiei commented.

Zooroo jumped out of my arms and I took half a step back. He grew into a large demon half the size of the lord. He rawred and bared his razor sharp teeth at all of them. The wind coming from Zooroo as he rwared nearly sent them all flaying backwards.

He then instantly shrunk back to his cute portable sized Zooroo shape.

“I stand corrected.” Hiei said.

“They always are.” I told him picking Zooroo up again.

“What is this guy anyway?” Kwrabara asked taking a closer look at him.

“He’s my spirit demon.” I told him, “He guided me back to my body when I died. Like Yusuke’s did him.”

I paused for a second, “Where is your spirit demon anyway?” I asked.

“I gave up the egg to save a friend of mine.” He said, “So Koenma gave me another chance.”

I nodded, “That shining kiss thing, right?” I asked.

He nodded, “How’d you know?”

“Over the past three years, in my free time I came up here to learn more about demons, and ways people become spirit detectives and all that stuff.”

“You’ve been at this three years?” He asked.

I nodded, “It’s been fun.”

“I hardly count killing demons, saving the world, and having teachers yell at you fun.” He groaned.

I shrugged, “I have a bit of a different life then you.” I told him.

“Are we all ready for this new mission?” Koenma asked walking out with the spirit defence force.

We all just kinda shrugged.

“I want all of you to take a communicator.” He said and an oger held out a tray of them.

“They’ve been upgraded, and the shape changed, not to mention now they come in a variety of colours.” He said, “These will help you keep in contact in case you split up or get lost. Honing chips so you can tell where each other is, and a multi way video chat.”

“Impressive.” I told him.

Yusuke grabbed the blue one, Kuwrabara the orange one, Hiei chose black, Kurama red, Botan pink, Kyotu yellow, and I had green.

“Please be careful.” He said to us, “I don’t want to lose two spirit detectives at once.”

“Quite whinning.” I told him, “We’ll save the world, keep each other safe, and you’ll be able to rest easy.”

“Some how your words don’t comfort me anymore, Ayame.” He said.

“We’ll be back later junior, take a nap in the mean time.” Yusuke told him.

“Sir, the portals ready.” One of the officers told him.

He nodded, “Thank you. Be careful.”

We all waved and jumped through the portal to the demon world.