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Chapter 1

Life had been easy the past couple of weeks for team Uramishi. The only missions they had been doing was making sure demons didn't cause much trouble. That was until Koenma ordered 12 hours watch. They, Spirit world had received word of a powerful demon lurking in the human world.

Everyday after school, for the past week, Kurama would start his watch until 4:00 in the morning when he would return home for 2 hours of sleep. Today had been horrible. After school a couple of demons thought it would be fun to cause trouble. What they didn't know was that they had caused trouble in Kurama's area. Kurama, who had just learned that his finals had been pushed up, and that only getting 2 hours of sleep was making his aggravated. Today had actually been his day off. So he was very mad and very unmerciful.

As Kurama entered his house, he was greeted by his mother; Shiori; his step- father; Kazuya; and his stepbrother; Shuiichi. All of them were worried about him. He had told them he would arrive home 2 hours ago, for dinner. But filling out the paper work and the fighting of the demons took time.

"Shuuichi, where were you?" His step- father asked.

"Out" Kurama snapped. He didn't mean to snap, but his shoulder was getting to him. During the fight, when he wasn't looking a demon had thrown a poison dagger towards him. It had hit his left shoulder. Kurama quickly killed that demon and taken out the poison with a plant he had nearby. Though the wound was still open.

"Shuuichi, don't speak to your father like that." His mother scolded.

"Sorry Father, but all I can say was that I was out. So please just except that." Kurama replied.

"Shuuichi, We're worried about you, you disappear for days and you never tell us where you go." His step- father continued. He placed his hand on Shuuichi's left shoulder. Right where the knife hit. Kurama involuntarily winced. Kazuya noticed and pulled his hand back.

"May I leave now?" Kurama asked calmly as if nothing had happened.

Kazuya looked at his hand; the palm was covered in blood. He then looked at his stepson, he was paler then usual and his uniformed looked dirty. He stepped to the side and showed his wife. Shiori gasped and looked up to where Kurama was only to find him gone.

"He went upstairs" Shuiichi replied answering their silent question. He then went up to turn on the television.

"Shiori," Kazuya looked at her, worry stretched over his face "Something's not right, he's hurt." Kazuya replied as he kept his hand between them. They moved towards the kitchen and stood by the window. "I got all this blood form his shoulder.

"We have to go help him." Shiori replied. Kazuya nodded he then felt something tickle his hand. He looks and saw the plant moving towards his hand. He quickly yanks back his hand and stepped away from the plant. He shares a glance at his wife and went to wash his hand.

Kurama went upstairs as soon as he saw his chance. He didn't want to be questioned any more; He soon entered his room. He locked the door and picked up a healing plant he had lying around. This plant cleaned the wound and helped it heal quicker. He took off his shirt and placed the plant on his wound, then wrapped it up in bandages. Kurama changed into his P.J's. He was about to get into bed when there was a knock on the window. Kurama couldn't help but give a short growl; all he wanted was sleep. Was that really too much to ask?

Kurama got up and went to the window and opened it.

"Hiei. What are you doing here? I thought you were on petrol," Kurama asked

"Toddler wants you to attend a meeting as soon as you 'school' thing let's out tomorrow." Hiei replied as he entered the room.

"So since when are you messenger boy?" Kurama asked.

"Hn." Kurama laughed, while Hiei frowned. " Have fun with the demons?"

"Yes, Quiet bothersome." Kurama replied in good humor "Bunch of E-level demons, I wasn't paying attention."


"You don't really need to worry. I had a spare healing plant. In fact, I need to ask you a favor." Kurama said. "I need more plants from Makai."

"And you need me to get them." Hiei deducted.

"Yes." Kurama replied

"What do I get out of it Fox?" Hiei asked

"Sweet Snow." Kurama replied with a smirk.

"Which plants?" Hiei asked.

"Come back in 15 minutes, I'll have a list done by then." Kurama replied. Hiei nodded before disappearing.

Kurama took out a sheet of paper and wrote down all the plants he was out of or nearly out of. He was nearly down when there was a knock at the door. Kurama got up and unlocked the door. As he opened it he saw his parents outside.

"Shuuichi, can we talk to you?" Shiori asked, Kurama nodded, behind them, he saw Shuiichi trying to tell him to be careful.

"Shuuichi, may we see your shoulder?" Kazuya asked "Alright, But let me finish this list. I just need to add these two things and that's it. Alright." Kurama said as he wrote down a few more names then folded the paper. "Now, why do you want to see my shoulder?"

"Well, we felt some blood come from it. We are worried and." Shiori started but she was cut off by someone laughing.

"Foolish Fox."

"Hiei, I'm glad you're here." Kurama replied. He opened the window and Hiei came through. This action surprised Kurama's parents. A short boy came in; he was wearing all black. "Here's the list. You should find some in Sliver Fox Forest." Kurama explained as he gave Hiei the folded sheets of paper. "Get as many as you can, and bring them to the meeting. Come by tomorrow and I'll give you your payment."

"Hn." Hiei replied. "Bit of advice Fox. Pay attention. That way next time; you won't get yourself in a situation you can't get out of."

"What makes you think I can't get put of this situation?" Kurama smirked

"Hn." With that Hiei disappeared.

"Sorry about that. Hiei is just impatient. Please continue what you were saying?" Kurama replied.

"Shuuichi, who was that?" Shiori asked.

"Hiei, he's an old friend of mine." Kurama replied truthfully.

"What was he doing here?" Kazuya asked

"First he came to drop off a message, the I asked him to pick me up a few things." Kurama replied once more.

"What did you mean 'payment'?" Shiori asked.

"Shuuichi, I want you to tell us truthfully. Are you in any gangs?" Kazuya asked

" No, not really, as for payment, it's Ice cream. Hiei has a sort of obsession to it." Kurama answered. Shiori and Kazuya sweatdropped. "Any ways. I have school tomorrow, and I would like to go to bed. So, Good night." Kurama pushed them out of the room and closed the door behind them.

"Well that didn't go the way I wanted" Kazuya said as he sighed, he went into his bathroom, and brushed his teeth, (It is connected between his and his stepbrother Shuiichi's room) he then went back to his room. He was in bed and was about to turn off the lights when he heard.

"Stupid Fox."

"Good night Hiei." Kurama said as he turned off the lights and fell asleep.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Dream ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*



Botan. Hiei.

The sky was red, the earth was red, or was it just blood, Kurama couldn't tell. So many bodies.

Yukina's. Genki's. Keiko's. Koenma's.

What happened, who killed them?

Your fault.

Koronue, Yomi, Touya, Jin,

You killed them.

All my friends, Dead?

You betrayed them.

Mother, Father, Shuiichi?

You murdered them. Murderer.

Who did this?


Me? Why?

Because you could.


Murderer. You killed them.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ End of dream *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

"What, No!" Kurama said as he woke up. He slowly sat up and looked t the clock. 2:10. It was still early. The dream was so vivid in Kurama's mind. Was it really all his fault they all died.

'No, I can't be. I wouldn't betray them.' Kurama thought to himself. After all why would he? He no longer wanted power. He had changed. He knew he had changed for thee better.

'I've changed. I don't fight to become stronger, to profit from my strength. But I fight to protect my human family, it's different. I've learned to love, I wouldn't give it up for anything.' Kurama thought to himself. He lay back down. Quickly he realized he was no longer tired. 'I guess seeing all those you've ever cared for dead sort of wakes you up.' He looked at the clock again; 2:30. 'That's it' Kurama got out of bed and changed into a pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt. He grabbed his keys and jacket, and then he sneaks out the window. Kurama then started to jog down the street, and towards the park. He continued until h found a rose bush in the center of the park.

'I do need a few more roses.' Kurama thought to himself as he took out a pair of scissors and started to cut some roses out. Then he cut out 10 roses when h decided he had enough. The turned them all into seeds and placed them in his hair. H then snipped off another rose. Kurama hears rustling behind him. He quickly jumps up and is about to summon the 'rose whip' when he sees Botan.

"Botan?" Kurama asked as he landed.

"Kurama?" Botan asked.

"What are you doing here?" They both asked at the same time.

"Kurama, were you going to use to rose whip on me?" Botan asked meekly as she eyed thee rose.

"Yeah, You can never be to careful. I didn't know it was you." Kurama replied.

"I guess your right. So, why are you here?" Botan questioned

"Couldn't sleep. You?" Kurama replied.

"I got a few hours off from work. I wanted to go to the park since everyone would have been asleep." Botan replied, "But I guess you are the exception."

"Yeah," Kurama replied as he sat down on the bench. "I couldn't sleep. I thought it would be a good idea to take a jog in the park. You know, at night, it reminds me so much of Makai." He sighed

"You miss it?" Botan asked as she sat down next to him.

"Yes, I do. But I don't ever want to return to my old life of thieving. I guess it loss it's thrill on me." Kurama looked up at the stars.

"I see, is that one of the reasons you decide to stay in thee human world?" Botan asked.

"Partly," Kurama replied. He looked at Botan and saw her shiver. "Here, take it. You must be cold." Kurama handed her his jacket.

"Thanks" Botan said as raindrops started to fall. "Great, just great. The one night I get off; it rains."

"Come on, let's go to my house. I'll give you some spare cloths." Kurama chuckled as they started to get wet.

"Thanks." Botan blushed. She then followed Kurama to his house. As it was still early in the morning, they entered the house through the window.

"Here. I'll probably b a little big, but it's all I have. You can go change in the bathroom," Kurama said as he handed her a pair of old jeans and a green T-shirt. Botan took the cloths and went towards the bathroom. After she left Kurama checked the time "4:07. it's still early." Kurama sighed; he then started to change into his school uniform. He would have to wake up in two hours anyway so why not get a head start. There was a quiet knock on the door.

"Come in Botan." Kurama replied as Botan entered.

"Thanks for the cloths, I'll give them back later." Botan said

"Don't worry about it." Kurama said, waving the response off.

"No, Really." Botan insisted.

"If it means that much to you, then bring it back whenever you feel like it." Kurama said with a smile playing on his lips. Botan nodded before sitting down on the bed.

"I get horrible luck." Botan sighed.

"I don't think you do," Kurama argued before looking out side. "Well, maybe just a little." Botan laughed, Kurama allowed a smile to form on his face, but his eyes still looked troubled.

"What's wrong?" Botan asked.

"Nothing, I just have a feeling something is going to happen today, that's all." Kurama answered.

"Stop lying Fox." Botan stated. Kurama gulped. Botan only called him Fox when she wanted straight answers.

"Alright," Kurama sighed, "They are starting to ask questions."

"You mean your family?" Botan asked.

"Yeah, I don't know what to do, it's starting to get harder to think up lies. Plus, I can't very well tell them I'm a demon, can I?" Kurama responded.

"I don't think you can. But wouldn't it be easier to tell them." Botan asked

"That's what Hiei said. But do you really think they will except the fact that the person they've known is really a fake. I can't disappoint them. I mean my mother and father think I'm prefect. My brother Shuiichi idealizes me. But I guess I acted like it. I just wish I knew how they would react" Kurama sighed

"Sorry, I wish I could help you." Botan replied.

"It not your fault. I just hope they don't figure it out. They met Hiei last night." Kurama replied with a faint chuckle.

"Really? How?" Botan laughed

"I asked him to me pick up some Makai plants, he came in her to pick up the list; my parents were here."

"Wow, how did you mange that?" Botan asked

"I played on his weakness, I would tell you but I bet he would kill me for doing so." Kurama chuckled as Botan laughed. "It's 5:50, it's getting late, or early?"

"You're right," Botan said. "Hey, look it stopped raining,"

"Yeah, Koenma must be worried. I'll see you at the meeting" Kurama said

"Bye." Botan said as she took out her oar and started for the window. Kurama opened the window and stepped away allowing Botan to get through. She mounted her oar.

"Here." Kurama gave her a blue rose. "Bye."

"Bye," With that Botan flew away.

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Hey, I'm back with a Yu Yu Hakusho story. I hope you will like it. The story is based on Kurama and slightly on Botan. It will have a bit of Romance between the two but nothing serious will happen. I hope it will be good so please R&R. This is my first Yu Yu Hakusho story, so please be a bit gentle. Until next time.