Author: BanditJKilljoy PM
Fuu is not the innocent lil girl everyone thinks she is. Shes not weak nor defenseless. Im sorry but I made her outta character in this one. Plus she has a dark past. Its a MugenFuu pairing. Slight JinFuu. I mega suck at summaries so just read.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Fuu & Mugen - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,516 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10-02-07 - Published: 09-24-07 - id: 3801691
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MK THIS IS MY FIRST SAMURAI CHAMPLOO FANFIC AND ITS A MUGEN/FUU PAIRING SO YA IF YOU DONT LIKE DONT READ!
UM, I ACCEPT FLAMES AS LONG AS YOU SAY WHAT YOU HATE OR DISLIKE IN MY FANFIC OK? THATS ALL I ASK. UM WELL THIS IS GOING TO VARY IN WORDS CUZ IDK HOW LONG I SHOULD MAKE THE CHAPS SO IM JUST GONNA WING IT WELL.. ON WITH THE FANFIC!!! PLZ REVIEW!!!
Crimson: The author of this fanfic does not own Samurai Champloo.
ME: im going to cry...
ME: SHUT UP
Crimson: make me!
Mei: well it looks like this could go one forever so... heres the chapter!!!
CHAPTER 1 HIKARU
She laid on the floor of the hut that she shared with two men. They of course were on the opposite side of her. Ever since she had met them she had wished that they would just find the samurai who smelled like sunflowers so she wouldn't have to see them anymore. Sure they had their nice moments where she could almost swear they were friends but they had more of those 'I'm going to kill you' conversations. Her weary eyes begged her to go back to sleep but her mind refused as well as her ears. Only the sound of the rain penetrated the dark midnight silence. Suddenly longing for a walk she stood silently before walking out, not even bothering to put on her sandals. Managing to get as far as the beach she sat near the water's edge. Feeling the cool breeze brush against her now wet and cold skin she began to reminiscence her what seemed so long ago childhood of no worries nor expectations. Her mind wandered into the farthest corners of her forgotten memories leaving her body to enjoy the 'small vacation' by the beach. As soon as she heard footsteps behind her she slightly turned her head to view the source. "Mugen…"
"Isn't it a little early for you to be up runt?" The rugged man gazed out to sea as he spoke.
Completely ignoring the 'runt' comment Fuu stood and walked back to the hut without a word. On her way she couldn't take her eyes off of the sky. It was still dark besides the fact that it was raining. She assumed it was around maybe three or four in the morning. She had been out there thinking for a few hours. 'I wonder how Mugen found me…' Thinking that maybe he had followed her and watched her since she had left she felt a little more relaxed that he would always watch over her. That is until they find her father, the samurai who smelled like sunflowers. At the thought of them leaving her she felt extreme sadness tug at her heart. They were like brothers to her, maybe more. The only thing she hated more than leaving them, or them leaving her was her staying with them and to keep lying to them as she already did.
Upon entering the small hut her gaze was met by Jin and a man who sat across from him. The man wore a white gee top and a pair of dark green hakamas. He looked as if he were in his early twenties yet he had a few small battle scars on his face. A sword was placed next to him also with a dark green sheath. His dark hair and dark complexion commented his facial features. Fuu couldn't help but feel her heart pumping loudly against her chest, as if threatening to pop out at any minute. And for a moment her heart was the only thing heard besides the small cracks and pops that the fire occasionally made. In her mind she was screaming out for help. For this to be a nightmare that she would soon be woken up from. But no she remained calm, she hesitated before taking a seat next to Jin. She felt safer being close to him. Pretty soon they were joined by Mugen who was soaked from head to toe as was Fuu but neither of them really seemed to mind.
The strange man was the one who spoke up first, "Long time no see, Fuu."
Feeling all gazes on her Fuu shifted uncomfortably before answering. "Yes, it has."
Jin looked at Fuu out of the corner of his eye. 'So she knows this man…'
Mugen simply sat there with his usual cocky smirk. Silence had surrounded the four once again. Standing up the man walked towards the exit of the hut "We will leave tomorrow morning" and with that he exited the hut.
Fuu secretly knew what he meant and regretted leaving so soon but nodded silently. As soon as the three travelers were left alone again Fuu began to drift into deep thought. Mugen on the other hand could not handle the quiet any longer and decided to speak up, "So who the hell was that guy Fuu?"
Fuu being snapped out of her thoughts now fidgeted with her fingers. "He is my future husband…"
Even Jin did not expect this. Both Mugen and Jin were in pure shock. Mugen of course never kept his mouth shut but Jin recovered from the news instantly. "What the hell do you mean he's your future husband?!" Mugen scowled.
"Oh come on its not that amazing that a guy would be interested in me is it?!" Fuu asked with a mix of anger and hurt in her voice.
Jin for once actually spoke up between the two of them. "Maybe you should explain to us from the beginning."
Fuu shook her head violently. "No, I'm leaving with him and I don't want you two to follow. I will deal with things. I don't need you guys anymore." Mugen and Jin were both surprised at her. They both couldn't see her eyes due to the fact she was staring at the wooden floor. Then she stood up and exited the hut leaving behind two very confused samurai.
Fuu regretted her last words being 'I don't need you anymore' to them but at least they wouldn't follow her anymore. She saddened at the thought of them being separated but shook it off, 'at least I don't have to lie to them anymore' that thought comforted her although it was only for a short time.
"Come on, Chikako is waiting." The man in green known as Hikaru motioned for Fuu to follow him.
"Hikaru, do we have to leave now? I mean its raining and its not even tomorrow morning."
"Fuu, has your time with those two samurai changed you?" Hikaru watched the road ahead.
Fuu shook her head although he couldn't see her. "Of course not."
"Can you still fight?"
"I don't know…"
They continued walking until they reached the next town. There they ate, rested and continued on their way. Hikaru soon grew used to Fuu's complaining. Somehow she had gotten more childish than he last remembered her.
"Can we stop and take another break? My feet are killing me." Fuu complained for the eighteenth time. Usually she would have yelled and complained much more but seeing as it was Hikaru who was traveling with her she lessened her complaining as much as she could.
Hikaru who never got tired of Fuu carried her until they reached a small river. There they both stopped for a drink and rest. While Hikaru was asleep Fuu decided to bathe. 'At least he's not as much as a pervert as Mugen' Fuu saddened at the thought of Mugen. She was sure they had noticed that she was gone by then. It was already close to sunset. Practically all day traveling. Usually it would have taken Mugen, Jin and Fuu and entire week to travel as much as Hikaru and Fuu had already traveled. Of course she had always complained and they had always stopped just for her to rest every 2 hours.
Mugen was beyond pissed that she would leave with that guy. Both Mugen and Jin had agreed to follow her and see what was going on. After all it was either that or kill each other. Although they did argue a lot their arguments were brotherly and natural. Ok maybe a little more violence and dirty language than normal brothers but still, brotherly.
It was close to sunset when they stopped at the first town they reached. They figured that with Fuu's complaining they would be able to catch up to them in no time. Meanwhile they'd look in the town and rest up.
"So how much money ya got?" Mugen asked while digging through his own pockets.
"Enough for a room."
Mugen searched and finally found a small pouch of money. "And I've got enough for food." Making their way towards an inn they bought food.
As soon as Fuu finished her bathing and dressed they were on their way again. Soon reaching a small village they stopped to look at a few shops that Fuu had been eyeing. Hikaru being unaccustomed to her famous 'puppy dog pout' couldn't refuse buying her a green and white kimono. It was rather nice, it was mainly white with a beautiful lush green lining the edges. A green dragon was visible on the kimono's back. The tail wrapped itself around her right sleeve. As for the left sleeve, it had beautiful jade designs on it. Fuu happily tried it on in one of the stands for girls to change. When she came out of the dressers Hikaru noticed that it was just perfect on her. It hugged all her curves perfectly yet it wasn't too tight. "I love this! Mugen and Jin would never let me buy anything like this!" Fuu's grin faltered into a small smile before going back to the dresser to change into her pink kimono. "Thank you Hikaru." She hugged him before returning to her shopping. He followed her anywhere she wanted to go and bought her anything she wanted which wasn't much, just a few meals, one or two kimono's. All in all he really didn't mind.
It wasn't all that late when Fuu came upon a small stand that sold weapons. Even though it had been while since she had really fought she decided to see if there was anything worth buying. Inside she found a variety of weapons. She found kozuka blades, shuriken, kama, jutte, tessen, swords, tantos, butterfly swords and well, the list could go on and on. Just when Fuu was about to purchase a blood red katana her eyes saw a green and gold tanto sitting in the corner. Her eyes were transfixed on its gold designs as she made her way over to it. Taking it out of the sheath she could feel the smooth blade. The handle was mostly green with a small bit of gold on the bottom. Not noticing Hikaru behind her she decided to test how sharp it was. Slowly she aimed the tip of the tanto at her palm. Blood trickled down her arm when she removed the tanto from her skin. Satisfied with the blade she wiped the blood away with her pink kimono and bought it along with the red katana from before.
When she exited the small stand it was already dark out. Turning to Hikaru who carried bags and boxes of what she had bought that day she asked if they were going to continue or spend the night.
"We should keep going. I was hoping to be home before tomorrow morning. That is, unless your tired." he fumbled a bit with one of the boxes he was carrying.
Fuu laughed taking the box from him. Truth was, she wasn't tired at all. She felt like she could keep going for another few miles. "We can keep going. But if I fall asleep Sorry."
Mugen and Jin sat across from each other in the room. Both were a bit tense considering Fuu was gone and they didn't know where she was. Mugen, not being able to ever be in silence for more than a minute began to tap his fingers on the wooden floor.
"Do you have to do that?" Jin asked obviously annoyed.
"Well its too damn quiet!" Usually by this time Mugen was teasing and tripping Fuu. Then she would get tired of trying to fight him with her tiny fists that she would eventually fall asleep.
"Don't you ever say anything besides Hm? And ah?!"
"You miss her don't you?" Jin asked almost teasingly.
Mugen simply made the most disgusted face he could muster then shot Jin a death glare. "I don't give a rats ass if she never told us about a husband then out of nowhere he shows up and takes her away from us!" His face was red at this point. "I swear, she's just going to end up being kidnapped then assume we are going to save her. Stupid Fuu."
"Ill take that as a no. So then remind me why we are following her."
"Damn right that's a no! Because like I said she's just going to get herself kidnapped and as usual we have to rescue her."
"So you like rescuing her?"
"I just like fighting. Her being kidnapped gives me an excuse to kill then take their money."
At this point Mugen couldn't take Jin saying 'hm' one more time so he chucked a small piece of wood at Jin's head. Jin of course moved his head to the side avoiding contact with the wood. "You really shouldn't get angry with me because you miss her."
'So I miss her so what? Is it that obvious?' "Just shut up and read this to me." He threw a small book which Jin caught.
"Hm? What is it? Is this…" He eyed the small book in his hands.
"Yeah, swiped it for laughs."
"…." he shook his head disapprovingly.
"So are you going to read it to me or what?!"
Jin opened the book to where they had last left off and preceded to read its contents out loud.
"August 4th, Weather rainy. I cant wait to get to the next town. I'm just so hungry! Mugen called me a pig when I complained that I was hungry. I swear one day I'll show him what I can really do!"
Mugen sat with his legs crossed and his arms behind his back while Jin read. In his mind there was a small memory of when he had called her a pig. He smirked as Jin continued reading the poor girls diary.
"Man, I thought this journey was going to go smoothly but instead I seem to be working to survive! Some good Jin and Mugen are. I swear, Jin is always so quiet that I bet I have a better chance of teaching Momo to talk than to ever start a conversation with Jin."
At this Jin's eyebrows twitched. He knew he was quiet, but he wasn't so quiet that she could teach and have a conversation with a flying squirrel just so she could have a conversation with someone.
"Then there's Mugen, o Kami don't get me started on that man. He is only 19 and he's killed almost as many people as the Lotus Ninja has-"
"Lotus Ninja? I bet you the guys a queer." Mugen interrupted.
"You've never heard of the Lotus Ninja?"
"No, why? Should I have? I mean seriously, a dude who calls himself the Lotus Ninja. I bet I could knock him out with my hands tied behind my back."
"Even with your skills I highly doubt that he would succumb to your dirty tricks."
"You trying to start something here?!" he growled shaking his fist at Jin.
"No, I am simply stating a fact."
"Whatever, just keep reading before I decide to knock you out"
"I mean just this morning he wanted to kill some nine year old kid for his money! I had to jump on top of him to give the poor kid a chance to run. Then he yelled at me saying that at that age he had already killed a man! That that little kid could of defended himself. I swear, one day, one day…."
"It ends there."
"Well, read the next one!"
Jin flipped a page.
'August 5th, Weather still rainy. We finally made it to a town! I practically cried of joy. Of course that joy didn't last very long. We got money for food and enough for a stay at the inn. We even had a little extra. I thought maybe for once we'd be able to save the money but noooooo, those two bozos left me at the inn and left to the red light district. I knew Mugen would do it, but Jin? I would think that Jin would have the decency to not go into one of those whorehouses. Its so disgusting in those places. I should know since I seem to be spending a lot of time in those because of those boneheads. Sure its nice to have bodyguards but it would be nicer if they actually kept me away from being captured! Instead they let me get kidnapped, practically raped, tortured, then sold! then they decide to come save me. I suppose I shouldn't be so angry though. I mean, I've never stuck to a place for so long and much less with people so I guess I'm glad that they at least remember to save me. Oh who am I kidding, I can defend myself! If only I could actually be myself…'
Jin flipped the page.
'August 6th, Weather rainy again. It's the second day we've spent here and those two are still out at the stupid whorehouse! I'm getting sick of this! I swear, I wish Hikaru were here-"
"Oh not that guy again! Stupid bitch you should get over him because as soon as we find him he's dead!" Mugen shook his fist in the air.
"Your shouting at a diary again."
Jin put down the book next him. "Hey I didn't say stop reading!" Mugen yelled.
Agitated Jin reopened the book to continue reading.
'At least he never ditched me. But I know that's impossible for him to find me. I had this strange dream about him. He came to kill Mugen and Jin then took me away. It scared me. I hate those two for ditching me all the time but I still travel with them and get saved by them so I don't want them dead! Anyway, its been awhile since I've even seen Hikaru. I bet he's forgotten about me already. Oh well, I've been thinking a lot about just getting up and leaving Mugen and Jin behind. Maybe I should go back to all of the people who I left behind. I still want to find my father though… well, I think I should meditate on this and since its raining I'm sure they wont hear me sneak out to the nearby beach I saw on the way here. I just hope I don't have that nightmare again.'
Jin stopped reading when he heard snoring sounds coming from across the room. Lifting his eyebrow he looked over at Mugen who was already asleep and snoring quite loudly. Leaning against the firm cold wall Jin fell asleep in no time.
Fuu walked alongside Hikaru. Both maintaining their quick pace. Amazingly Fuu had not complained in the past hour. Everything was silent except their feet hitting the dirt road and the occasional bird flying overhead or cricket chirping. Noticing that Fuu was beginning to tire Hikaru offered to carry her the rest of the way which wasn't very far. About 2 more miles and they would be home.