|A Day at the Office
Author: Joyeee PM
[Complete] The Spirit Detectives are entrusted with missions affecting the fate of the worlds. So what if they aren't exactly...professional? A day at the Urameshi Team office. PG for language, nonserious violence, & the wackiness of YYH on a sugar high.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,960 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11-08-04 - Published: 08-03-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1995489
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A Day at the Office
This is a silly story. Think of it as Yu Yu Hakusho on a sugar high. Hey, at least it's not YYH on mind-altering drugs, right?
Special thanks! to Dragondancer1014, a fantastically fabulous writer, for her suggestions, one of which led to arguably the most explosive content of this story.
I've a favor to ask readers. No no, hear me out; it's nothing big. :D I love all the YYH characters, but I tend to give my favorites the "best"/most parts, at least in first drafts...so I'd like to know: Can you tell who my fave character(s) is/are from this fanfic? If you can't, I've reached at least one of my goals with this fic. Thank you much!
Disclaimer: Yu Yu Hakusho belongs to Yoshihiro Togashi, Studio Pierrot, FUNimation, and I-don't-know-who-else...but not me. Hiei would say "Hn" at the sheer redundancy of this statement, but I suppose I should include a disclaimer at least in this, my first posted fanfiction.
Non-anime terms: Pocky is a snack consisting of thin, crispy breadstick-like…sticks ' dipped in chocolate (or strawberry cream, etc.). Boba milk tea is sweetened black tea with milk and little balls of tapioca. Both are pretty popular Asian treats.
Chapter 1: Coming In
When Yusuke arrived, it was 7:58. Botan ushered him into Koenma's office to find Koenma watching cartoons and gobbling up whole bean cakes at a time, while Kuwabara was screaming at Hiei unintelligibly in a pitch much too high for comfort (not to mention dignity). Hiei glared back at Kuwabara, looking ready to unleash one or the other of his Ensatsu Ken attacks. And Kurama was calmly reading a book. Yusuke's face scrunched up, undecided between disbelief and hilarity. This was the office of a god, after all. Couldn't one expect some order?
"Hey everyone!" Yusuke called. Kurama, the only one who apparently noticed, looked up and smiled in greeting, but his expression suddenly changed to one of slight concern and he pointed to the space behind Yusuke. Just then an agitated George bustled in from the direction Kurama had indicated, carrying a mountainous plate of bean cakes in each hand with more plates of treats tucked precariously in the crook of each arm. He promptly crashed into the latest Detective to arrive.
"Uh-oh!" Botan yelped and scampered quickly out of the room, shutting the door firmly behind her. Kurama closed his book and ducked under a shelf mounted on the wall just as the cakes hit the ceiling high above and started to fall. For several minutes afterwards, the office transformed into a cake fight arena.
"Hey! George! What are you doing?!" Koenma leaped on the desk and yelled (as if George were purposefully depriving him of his long-awaited snacks), incidentally shouting directly in Kuwabara's ear. Kuwabara sprang up in surprise, neatly catching two bean cakes on his head which immediately broke into tiny pieces, scattering in his hair and clothes. Not having heard George come in (he was busy raving against Hiei at the time), Kuwabara assumed automatically that the cakes were Hiei's malicious doing, so he grabbed a few falling cakes and threw them in Hiei's general direction. Of course Hiei dodged easily, and they hit Yusuke, whose back had been turned as he tried to open the door to follow Botan. However, the unexpected attack banished all thoughts of escape; he whirled around shouting, "Oh yeah?" grabbed two fistfuls of cake as the last pieces fell, and sent a barrage of cake chunks toward Kuwabara with the battle cry, "Shot-Cake-Gun!" Several blocks did hit Kuwabara, but many of the harder pieces ricocheted off the new furniture and speeded toward Koenma. Koenma, still screaming at George, caught them in his wide-open mouth. The force was so great that he tumbled off the desk and into his chair, temporarily out of the range of fire.
Hiei, determined not to lower himself so much as to use cake for a weapon and certainly not so much as to use his customary attacks against cake, grabbed one of the (new, and quite expensive) lamps. Not to be outdone, Kuwabara ducked behind a chair and snatched up a (new, and even more expensive) floor rug. Immediately he was reminded of Spanish bull fight scenes and the handsome, rugged bullfighters on TV. He whipped out the rug in the classic bullfighter stance, declaring, "I, Kuwabara Kazuma, will defeat the puny black creature before me and win honor for the fairest maiden of all the universe, Yukina-saaaannn!"
The mention of Yukina did to Hiei what Kuwabara's insults and the makeshift red cloth could not - it infuriated him. What honor could this lumbering human oaf possibly win for his precious sister? The moron thought too highly of himself if he presumed to be Yukina's champion! However, Hiei managed to suppress the surge of anger. Instead, he suddenly appeared at the human's side, seized the rug, and tossed it backward over his shoulder. As Kuwabara sputtered and tried to muster a counterattack, the rug hit Yusuke, who was trying to haul a viciously kicking Koenma upright. Because the rug (being a luxurious rug) was rather heavy, Yusuke went sprawling over the desk. He pushed himself back up, spewing rather vivid profanity. But by this time Hiei and Kuwabara were tangled in their fight and Yusuke had no idea which one he was really mad at, so he decided to forego revenge and seek shelter from the mayhem behind a cabinet.
Koenma suddenly jumped back on the desk in his older, more imposing form, fists clenched and teeth gritted in indignant fury, and bellowed in as deep a voice as he could muster, "QUIET!!!"
Kuwabara stopped midblow, a carpet draped over his head at a lopsided angle, and bean cake in his hair and on his uniform (which was not very clean to begin with, as he had gotten into a little…physical disagreement with a schoolmate just that afternoon). Hiei (who had not been fighting, really) surprised everyone by actually setting down the lamp instead of allowing it to crash to the floor, and flashed to a far corner of the room with a sullen glower. Yusuke poked his head out from behind the cabinet. Kurama gave Koenma a cheerful grin and went to check on George, who had fainted early on in the pandemonium.
end of chapter 1
Why bean cakes? Because I like them. They're mung bean, with fillings of a paste made of red bean, a little larger than a dollar coin and about a centimeter thick. (And I suppose a small bit could be hard and compact enough to ricochet off furniture.) Sweet and yum!
Too descriptive? Bad logistics? Or perhaps you actually (huge hopeful grin) like it? I really do want to improve my writing, so… Comments and criticisms keenly coveted!