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Genkai's First Student by Toxic Tears

Chapter 1: The Pretty New Girl

Yusuke walked down the street, kicking a can as he went along. Kuwabara was beside him, babbling on about how wonderful Yukina was. Yusuke sighed. Genkai, why did you have to die' This is thought had been bouncing around in his head since the end of the Dark Tournament several weeks ago. He missed his mentor greatly. He looked up at the sky and wondered if she was up there, mocking him.

"Urameshi, are you listening to me?" Kuwabara asked.

"No."

Kuwabara was worried about his friend. He never laughed anymore and spent most of his time deep in thought, which was so bizarre to see. Not even Keiko could make him smile. That's when Kuwabara saw a familiar red-headed demon.

"Look Urameshi, it's Kurama. Hey Kurama!" he called out.

Kurama walked over to them, with a slight limp. The underground bomb Karasu used on him had caused quite a bit of damage, but it was healing. "Hello Yusuke, Kuwabara." he greeted them.

"Oh, hey Kurama." Yusuke replied.

"How's your leg?" Kuwabara asked.

"It hurts, but it should be fine in a few more days."

Kuwabara looked around, searching for a little black demon. "Where's the Shrimp?"

"I believe Hiei is in Makai training. I have not seen him for a few days."

"Does he ever take a break?" Kuwabara said scornfully.

"No." A deep voice replied. They spun around and saw the little fire koorime standing there.

"Don't sneak up on us like that Shorty!" Kuwabara yelled.

Hiei simply said, "Hn." and ignored him. They walked down the street aimlessly, speaking every so often. Except for Hiei who stayed in his usual silence. He wasn't even sure why he was there, walking with them.

Telepathically he told Kurama, /I'm leaving, you know where to find me./ Kurama nodded as he disappeared. Hiei ran along the rooftops for awhile until he decided to go train in the forest. He found a perfect secluded clearing and threw off his cloak. He drew his sword and slashed through the air. He was so deeply focused that he didn't notice anything else. There was a sudden clang as his sword hit another. He looked in front of him and saw the culprit wore black fighting pants, a very loose tanktop, combat boots, and a hooded black cloak that shadowed their face. Hiei's instincts took over and he shoved the person down to the ground, placing his sword against their throat. When he placed a hand against their chest to keep them down, he blushed almost invisibly, becuase he realized it was a woman. He removed his hand, but his sword stayed.

"Who are you?" he snapped.

"It doesn't really matter much, now would you let me get up!?" she snapped back.

Hiei didn't like not being able to see her face, so he pulled her hood off. What he saw made him pause for a moment. The girl wasn't stunning, but she wasn't hard on the eyes either. Her hair was jet black with natural golden streaks, and though Hiei couldn't see this, it was braided all the was down to her waist. She had vibrant amethyst eyes that were narrowed into a glare. Hiei knew there wasn't anything she could do at the moment, but something about her made him feel strange and put him on edge.

"Who are you?" he repeated.

"I don't have time for this! I need to find Yusuke Urameshi right now!" she yelled, grabbing his arm, pushing the sword away from her neck and leaping up. Hiei hadn't expected her to be quite so strong and wasn't been ready for that. The girl sheathed her sword and faced him. "I know you know where Yusuke is. So tell me!"

"Who are you?!" Hiei asked, angrily this time.

"Is that all you can say?! Jeeze! Nikai! That's my name, now take take me to Yusuke!!"

Hiei narrowed his eyes at her. This woman was making him feel like an idiot. "Why?"

"Because I need to talk to him about something of importance."

Hiei decided to avoid this topic until he knew if this Nikai was a threat. "What are you?"

"What is this, 20 questions?!" Nikai was pissed off. Not only did she get lost on the way here, but now this guy who worked with who she was looking for, was getting in her way! "I'm a fire demon, I'm from the North Part of Makai, is there anything else you need to know?!"

Well she's obviously a fire demon from her temper.' He mused. "Fine, follow me, if you can keep up." He sheathed his sword and dashed off at a high speed. Nikai kept up after a moment. Hiei didn't like that, so he ran faster. Nikai glared at him as she slowly fell behind. Hiei smirked and she scowled at him, but she was starting to calm down. After a few short minutes they saw Yusuke, Kuwabara, and Kurama buying sodas. He stopped in front of them without warning making Kuwabara jump and drop his drink.

"Stop doing that Shrimp!" he yelled stupidly.

Hiei ignored him and turned to Yusuke. "I have someone who wants to talk to you."

"Who?" he asked.

"Me." Nikai pushed past Hiei and looked Yusuke in the eyes, which was difficult considering she was no taller than Hiei. This is one of the few times I wished I was taller.' She thought. "I'm the one who needs to talk to you Yusuke Urameshi, Second Student of Genkai."

Yeah, so how is it so far? I revised it so it should be a little better than the first time! . Well, read/ review!!