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YYH does not belong to me, though the souls of Kurama and Hiei do....

Chapter 8

"Has Hiei been acting weird, Kuwabara?" Yusuke walked alongside his comrade, some worry in his voice.

"How so?" Kazuma Kuwabara replied, jamming his hands into his pockets and looking to the Spirit Detective beside him.

"I don't know. He just seems...less aggressive..."

Kazuma stopped suddenly, the realization coming into play. "True. He hasn't started crap with me all day, and that's a first. By now, I'd be calling him 'shrimp', or something." The sudden urge to pester Hiei grew in his mind. "Where is shrimp boy, anyway?"

"Hey, guys!" A cheerful Kurama appeared by their side with a grin. He was back to his normal self, or so it seemed.

"Oh, hey, Kurama." Yusuke greeted the youko with a friendly grin. "Have you seen Hiei around?"
"I'm here..." A distant voice pierced their ears, as Hiei appeared up in the highest tree, perched on the highest branch.

"Hey, shrimp!" Called out Kuwabara, a sheepish grin on his face.

"Pest..." Hiei muttered, jumping down, landing beside Kurama.

"Now, Hiei, that wasn't very nice..." Kurama's eyes traced over Hiei with some angered in his jade eyes. Balling up his fists, he gestured to Hiei. "I think you should apologize..."

The fire youkai snapped, "Why the hell would I?"

With a malice grin, Kurama only reached behind his head, pulling out a gentle rose. As Hiei's eyes locked upon the rose, his body quivered in fear.

"I'm...sorry, Kuwabara."

With wide eyes and open mouths, Yusuke and Kuwabara looked to Hiei as he jammed his angry hands into his pockets and walked off.

"I'll catch up with you, guys!" Kurama followed Hiei with a devilish smirk. He watched Hiei walk far along the streets and into the park, finding the highest tree, perching himself in it. He let his ebony trench coat slide off his shoulders, revealing many deep scratches on his back, his chest, and along his arms. These marks, though small in size, caused Hiei a great deal of psychical and mental pain.

"You should listen to me, Hiei..." The scarlet haired youko sat at the base of a tree, speaking words in a calm tone. "You know, those rose thorns sting, don't they?"

Hiei only nodded, resting his scarred back against the soothing tree.

"I love you, Kurama...."