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Pika the Vampire Hunter
Chapter Four: Finding Caruto
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Isumi dragged the unconscious Caruto to where the
Master stood. "We were only able to bring one." He said. "The others got
Ubogin came up behind Isumi. "There was also this
other girl. She fought well and knew about us. It's possible she could
The Master finished for him. "A Hunter."
"A Hunter." Leorio finished.
"And what does she do?" Gon asked, a tad confused.
"They hunt vampires. When one dies, a new one is
"How do you kill them?"
"You don't." Kurapika said. "I do."
"That was my fault. I let that happen."
"No you didn't." Killua put in. "If you hadn't shown
up, we'd all have been vamp chow."
"Where did they take Caruto?" Senritsu wondered.
"Probably underground." suggested Leorio.
"They could be anywhere in the sewers." Kurapika
"Uh, guys?" Senritsu said tentatively. "I think
I know a way in."
"A Hunter..." The Master repeated. "Yes, It's very likely."
His face lit up with a sudden wickedness. "Congratulations," He turned
to Caruto. "I thought of you merely as a meal, girl. You've just been upgraded
As Kurapika pushed her way through the halls with Senritsu
in tow, someone shoved her towards the lockers. She went backwards, into
someone who caught her around the waist.
Kurapika turned around. It was a guy. Black hair,
black eyes, like pools of dark water. He gave her a slight grin. "Hi."
Kurapika stammered out a hello, just as the bell
rang. She ran of in the direction she'd come, blushing furiously.
Just as she'd done at the Zoldick's mansion, Kurapika
hopped over the school gate. She ran to the cemetery.
At the back of the house, she found the door. Prying
it open, she was aware of a presence. Kurapika whirled around, stake in
The person stepped back. The same guy from yesterday.
"Don't go down there."
"They don't like visitors."
"How would you know?"
"I've been down there."
"And you got out alive." Kurapika raised an eyebrow.
"Well, they don't like me very much."
"Whatever. Okay, if you're gonna keep popping up
like this and scaring the hell out of me, I'd like to get a name."
A hesitation. "Hisoka."
"That's... a nice name..." Kurapika said awkwardly.
"Reminds me of some ruler guy..." 
"Don't go down there."
"Uh-huh, and are you going to try and stop me?"
Kurapika stared. Not the answer she'd expected.
"Unless you can prevent the Harvest, the Master
will walk the Earth."
Kurapika kicked the door down.
"When you get to the tunnels, head east, towards
the school. You'll probably find them there."
She turned again. "Aren't you going to wish me luck?"
Hisoka was silent. He watched her until she was
surrounded in the darkness.
He stood there. A look of grim concern on his face.
When he was sure she had gone, then did his face split in a silly grin.
Kurapika shivered in the damp murk. A rat scurried over
her foot. She took a deep breath and clutched her stake tighter, heart
pounding wildly in her chest.
She sensed a presence behind her. Had Hisoka followed
her? Was he trustworthy?
"See anything interesting?"
She jumped a mile in the air and whirled around
with the stake for the second time. A beam shone in her face.
" Kurapika hissed. "What the hell
are you doing here?"
"Being stupid. I followed you."
"Go to school, Killua. You shouldn't be here."
"Kurapika," Killua put his hand on her arm, "Caruto's
my baby sister. If I can help her at all, I'm coming with you."
Kurapika looked at him. She felt herself weakening.
"Okay..." She agreed, "But don't do anything stupid, and for heaven's sake,
turn that damned flashlight off!
They continued eastward. "So, crosses, garlic, stake
Wordlessly, Kurapika handed him a cross and a stake.
"The part of me that was telling me to bring those
is still busy telling me not to come."
Leorio turned another page in his book. There was a
picture of a vampire drinking the blood of a villager. He bore a four pointed
star on his forehead. Below, another vampire with the same marking.
Leorio read the paragraph in the ancient tongue
Ie ine hesenlin aud quer halana ré,
A sélun ie Vesselür
He ie Harvastel enté,
Ie Mastüre soneda.
Leorio picked up another paper. "The first crescent
moon past the solstice, once a century."
Realization dawned on him. "Tonight."
Reaching a small chamber, they saw Caruto, sprawled
against the wall. Her wrists were chained to the stones.
"Caruto." Killua said. She stirred. "Caruto." Caruto
"Yeah, it's me." The two embraced. "Kurapika'll
get us out of here."
Kurapika grabbed a pipe and smashed the locks. The
sound of metal on metal reverberated around the corridors. The three winced.
"Hope no one heard that."
"Let's get like eggs and scramble." Killua grabbed
Caruto by the arm and they took off.
As soon as they'd passed two intersections, they
knew they were lost.
"Damn, what can we do?" Killua muttered.
"I have an idea..." Caruto's voice came from behind
him. It had a slicing edge to it.
Kurapika and Killua looked at her. Caruto's face
had become repulsive. She smiled and they saw her fangs.
"You can die."
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 Do you ppl pay attention in History? Asoka, kind of like Hisoka. One
time the teacher said, "One of the greatest rulers of India was Asoka."
I was doodling on my paper, and I went, "WHAT?!" See, I thought she'd said
Princess Floréa: I'm betting you couldn't figure out what
Leorio was talking about. It goes like this:
The one beholding the four pointed star,
His servant the Vessel.
Be the Harvest done,
The Master walks.
I'll put more Gon in later.
# dInG DoNg!!!
Bring 'em on!
*opens door* Hi.
*holds up pencil*
*takes off mask* Yeah, that would be your dinner.