Here I am once again everybody and I welcome you all! :) For those of you just joining us, I am

the_sixth_shinobi and I am the author of a series I am calling "Tales From The_Sixth_Shinobi". It

tells of the life of Jin and Touya after the dark tournament and this shall be the third installment.

The story before this is called A Time Forgotten and the one before that is Of Ice and Wind. I

suggest reading them both (not only to have my work read, but also to give you background

knowledge so you won't be lost) Now, as I recall, our heros are about to travel to Daisuki to meet

with the man who may be able to save Touya's eyesight. But....what dangers could be waiting in

the winds.......ENJOY! :)

I do not own Jin and Touya nor yu yu hakusho (one is the loneliest number)

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With the sun setting gently over the horizon and the moon steadily rising in its wake, the two

comrades walked together side by side. Neither of them had spoken a single word since their

departure from Kurama's cave and it looked as almost as if they would spend the entire journey in

complete silence. But Jin couldn't understand why. He had always known Touya to be a quiet one

but when they were alone together he would often offer many opinions in the way of conversation.

"Touya? Touya what be bein' the matter with ya? I've never been hearin' ya so quiet."

It was true. Touya knew that he should be happy the entire ordeal with the yami was behind

them and that he should be thankful that everything (well most everything) was once again right

with the world. But there was still much on his mind. He couldn't help thinking about how it had

all come to pass, how Jin had claimed that his wind was the most important thing in his life. Touya

just couldn't understand, after all they had been through, how Jin could make such a statement. He

knew of course, that his friend could remember nothing of what had occurred with that evil demon,

but surely he remembered their encounter with Risho? Yes, he must have. Fore, as Touya realized,

the red haired youkai still wore a scar from where the dart had first struck him. But if he did

remember, Jin wasn't letting on. "It's nothing Jin....really. I've....I've just got a lot on my mind

that's all."

"About yer eyes?"

Touya paused a moment. He had never really thought about it. He was well aware that he

could no longer see and he missed the luxury greatly, but he had developed other means of sight.

The ice youkai now noticed that his sense of smell had greatly increased and that his hearing had

improved almost ten fold. And, with these new heightened senses, he was able to put together

pictures in his mind. It was almost as if.....as if he had never lost his eyes at all. "I guess you could

say that Jin, but that's almost all behind us now that Kurama has told us where to go."

"Ya that fox is a mighty kind soul and a real pal at that! But Hiei didn't take too kindly to

us bein' there. In fact, I think he was rather happy ta see us leave."

"Yes, he did."

"But none a that's important now. All that matters is that we have each other and we're

gonna be gettin' those eyes a yours fixed up right away! You'll be seein' before ya know it don't ya

know?!"

"I know Jin." Touya said with a heavy heart. "I know."

!@#$%^&*()

The demon pair had been walking for quite some time, and the moon was now high

overhead. Its silvery glow cast long distorted shadows upon the ground and its omnipotent presence

lulled other youkai into hollow slumbers. But not these two. Jin couldn't believe its beauty and he

wished that he could share it with his partner. But part of him new that Touya could see it from

somewhere deep within him, even though he had no eyes with which to do so. "Touya....can ya see

the moon?"

"Yes Jin.....I can see it....and it's beautiful." That was all the wind youkai needed for a smile

once again to resume upon his lips, but it only lasted a few moments. The road they had been

traveling had been a straight and narrow one, but now a turn lay before them. Touya didn't need to

see to know what it was, it SMELLED the same way it had before. They had come to a fork in the

road, and the ice youkai knew it very well, fore it was the very place where the yami had first made

contact with him and granted him his wish. And it was that very wish that had cost him the sight of

his love.

Touya couldn't believe how familiar it felt. So many memories blending together all at once

to create a single thought in his mind. It was as if he was reliving it all. Every sound, every

movement only made him recall even more the hardships he had faced, and that Jin would never

remember. "Come on Touya, Kurama said that we should be turnin' left when we got to this point.

He said that it would be leadin' us to Daisuki."

But Touya only stood there in the center, unmoving and unchanging. His thoughts were

only on one thing and every fiber of his being cried out that he should do what needed so desperately

to be done. "Come on Touya! What are we waitin' for?!"

The ice demon only smiled quietly to himself and turned towards the right. His pace was

steady and it wasn't long before he was a speck in the distance. "WAIT TOUYA, THAT'S THE

WRONG WAY! THAT BE BEIN' THE WAY TO GANDARA!"

"I know Jin....I just have something I need to do....."

"I am never gonna understand that youkai." And with that, the wind master rose into the air

to follow, wondering just what it was, his ice youkai had to do......

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There, that's done. Nothing more to do now but sit back and wait for you all to review. I know that

it seems to be starting out a little slow, but I have BIG plans for this story and it will start to pick up

around chapter 3. Oh and one last thing. I know this doesn't have much to do with anything, but

I'd like you all to know that I just discovered the BEST anime in the world. It's called Descendants

of Darkness and the first DVD is called Vampire's Lure. I highly recommend it and anyone that

gives it a try, I will dedicate my next story to! :) well, that's all for now. See ya at Chapter 2! :)

p.s. foxgurl, like I said, this story is for you. I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to e-mail me

and tell me about any ideas you have for it. It is YOUR story after all. :)