Um, hi. It's been awhile hasn't it? Well...yeah. Between school, work and a massive writer's block the whole planning and writing more for DJ was delayed. This is my attempt to get back into the writing mood.

Word Count: 583

Disclaimer: Katekyo Hitman Reborn and Yu Yu Hakusho do not in any way belong to me. Neither do any of the quotes in this drabble series.

Age: Infant

"Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever."

Keri Russell

Kurama didn't have a clear memory of his original mother. The demon world was never a kind place, but during his childhood it had been in utter turmoil. The spirit world had once again stuck their noses where they didn't belong and were forcing demons back into their borders, away from the humans. There was even talk of creating a barrier to seal the most powerful within the demon realm. Being stuck in a place by force, no matter how vast that place was, angered them into a frenzy. Even some of the more 'docile' of the demon species were stirring up trouble.

There were battles left and right for scraps of land, food, females and general dominance. It was during this time that weakness was not tolerated in any way, shape, or form.

Needless to say when one lone fox demon gave birth to a kit with hair and skin as pale as the moon she abandoned it immediately. Such coloring would only attract trouble within the greens and browns of the forest she called home. This was not a unique occurrence. After all, most fox demons had a plant affinity, which was only useful for healing. They regularly hid and ran, abandoning their own kind to save themselves.

Kurama never knew her face or her voice and though many had tried to claim him as their own after his rise to infamy, he never bothered caring. He may very well have killed his mother, if she had been among the desperate female demons to try and use him as a shield by pulling on nonexistent family ties.

He didn't care.

He had thought himself a genius when he came upon the pregnant woman. The child within her womb was already dead. The soul gone. Being in spirit form himself and on the precipice of death, he was able to slip right into the empty body. The last of his power strengthened the woman enough to allow his birth at a healthy time for his newly human body.

Kurama gazed silently up at the pale human women holding him close. He would have sighed if he could. He had thought himself so smart, but he now recognized that he had been more delirious from pain than he realized. A human mother. Human parents, if that blond kicking up a fuss in the corner was his father.

Who would have thought he'd fall so low?

Yomi would be sneering at him if he knew. Even Kuronue would most likely be laughing.

However, he did what he had to in order to survive. Like he had always done. As much as he was disgusted by his current state he was also proud that he managed to survive what others, even the highest ranking demons, would consider a death sentence. No one had escaped the Spirit Defense Force, until now.

He blinked slowly as the nurse's fussed over him; worried over his silence.

His new mother ignored them as she continued to hold him tightly, despite her obvious exhaustion. The woman was smiling so brightly, while cooing breathlessly. He could hear his new human father making a fool of himself in the background, though he could only catch snippets of the conversation. Between his weak newborn senses and his lack of understanding of the language, he could understand very little. He turned his eyes toward his new 'mother' as she sighed and opened her mouth to speak.

"You'll be Shuichi. Sawada Shuichi."

I'll be honest. I absolutely love crossovers. I dream/daydream of different characters or stories colliding and the aftermath of my favorite characters meeting each other. While there are some pretty awesome crossovers on this site, sometimes I'm hit with the crossover bug and unfortunately cannot find any fanfic that involves the characters I have in mind.

So, yeah. That is the backstory for this drabble. A random thought during my politics class: Kurama decided to almost die in Namimori rather than in wherever Yu yu hakusho takes place. Beware of large amounts of headcannon. XD