Fushigi Yuugi: The Next Generation – Part 39
Disclaimer: I still don't own Fushigi Yuugi. But, you probably already knew that. Yuu Watase owns Fushigi Yuugi. I own this story and the new, original
Author's Note: Everyone happy now? I'm almost done. This is
the last part. Sniffle. It's been a lot of fun for me. This is the longest thing I've ever
written. I'm very proud of how this
turned out. I hope you had as much fun
as I did. I'll tell you my favorite quotes:
(Mariko talking about her gambling ring) "Nothing is wrong unless you get
caught," and (Kokoro during the test for the Genbu shinzahou) "We're
screwed!" For those of you who have any
questions, I'll have a Q & A thing in the forum along with my end
notes. Feel free to ask me any
questions about this story. Thank you
to all of you who have reviewed. I'm
thinking of doing my own version of Gaidens or shorter stories that stem off
this piece. There are so many stories
that can stem off this piece that they all couldn't be told here. One more focus on the Suzaku group, then
other stories for the other groups.
I've made some plans for the first Gaiden I'm going to do. Here's the title I've got: Shiro Den –
Gaiden 1. It involves more character
development for the Suzaku seishi, namely Shiro. Either way I'm going to take a little hiatus from Fushigi
Yuugi. I'm sure no one will really
mind. I've worked really hard on this
piece. But, I've really enjoyed writing
it. Do you guys want to read the
Gaidens? Depending on your responses I
might actually get started on it, but as it stands I'm behind on two of my
group and Ryu were teleported to the entrance of the palace in Eiyou. Ryu was carrying Mariko who wasn't awake
yet. Odayaka looked at her with
concern. Sei placed his hand on his
shoulder to give him some reassurance.
There was the sound of running footsteps towards them.
back! We were starting to wonder what
went wrong…" started Tasuki. He and
Chichiri saw Ryu. Their eyes widened,
and they paled over. Their jaws
GHOST…TAMAHOME…" stammered Tasuki.
impossible, no da. He would have aged,
no da. Besides, there's something
different about his chi, no da," said Chichiri.
Mariko's older brother, Sukunami Hoshi.
He's the first Seiryuu seishi known as Ryu," said Sei with large
innocent eyes and a sweet tone. He
started laughing hysterically. Sei had
been waiting for a couple of weeks to get back at Tasuki and Chichiri for
making him break his promises to Mariko.
Besides, the looks on their faces were priceless. Ryu sighed and glowed the kanji on his
forehead. Chichiri and Tasuki gasped at
this. After Ryu glowed his kanji he
gave them both a strange look.
whispered Mariko as she opened her eyes.
Ryu looked at her tenderly.
right. Everything is fine. You did great, Mariko-chan," praised Ryu
gently. Mariko closed her eyes again. "Where's her room? I know that she must have one," he said to Odayaka.
said Odayaka. Ryu followed Odayaka to
Chichiri followed Ryu with their eyes as he left the room with Mariko and
Odayaka. They turned their attention
back to Sei who hadn't recovered from his fit of laughter. Chichiri was sweatdropped. Tasuki was now superdeformed with his head
extra large and a vein throbbing out of his forehead.
"SEI! WHY THE HELL DIDN'T YOU TELL US ANYTHING
ABOUT THEIR FATHER?! WHO THE HELL IS
THEIR FATHER?! WHAT THE F**K IS THIS?!"
shouted Tasuki at the top of the lungs.
Sei was superdeformed in a kitty cat mode.
it's obvious that their father was Tamahome, no da. He looks and sounds just like him, no da. I think what Tasuki would like to know is,
why didn't you say exactly who their father was, no da?" asked Chichiri.
for his name. I gave it to you. Sukunami Taka was Tamahome's name in my
world. You weren't specific. If you wanted a better answer, then you
should have asked if Tamahome was their father. You didn't ask that," argued Sei with a large grin.
SMART ASS?! WHY ARE ALL THE NEW SEISHI SUCH SMART ASSES?!" exclaimed
Tasuki. Hono'o shook her head at her
father's display. She took out the
tessen and calmly fanned him with it. She
didn't burn him with it; she just fanned him with it.
Papa. You'll take years off your life
if you kept yelling and carrying on like that," said Hono'o gently.
"WHAT?! HONO'O, STOP THAT!!" snapped Tasuki as he
grabbed the tessen out of her hand.
Hono'o shrugged her shoulders.
"BETWEEN YOU AND SEI, YOU HAVE TAKEN TEN YEARS OFF MY LIFE!!!" he
"Me? How did I do that?" asked Hono'o cluelessly.
YOU MADE ME WORRY!" fired back Tasuki.
what?" asked Hono'o innocently.
YOU! YOU WERE SICK! YOU WEREN'T SAYIN' NOTHING!!" bellowed
all better now," said Hono'o cheerfully.
'cause you got your powers back," remarked Shiro.
out her palm. Shiro tried to dodge the
fireball, but it became a swirl encased him anyway. "OUCH!!!" cried out Shiro as he ran for cover. He now knew better than to piss off Hono'o.
he mean by that, no da?" asked Chichiri.
confession time, Hono'o. Tell him or we
do," warned Sei with a smile. Hono'o
looked at Kawa, Shitsu, and Taki. They all
had large grins on their faces and nodding in unison.
great. Fine. It's a long story. But,
I'll summarizes for you. I'll start
with that Zhenyou. It turned out that
he was actually an illusionist named Zai Rei who attacked us during the summoning
ceremony. As Zhenyou she took my powers
earlier, and used them. Actually, she
drained my chi. It really weakened me,
and wasn't able to use my powers. I've
been relaying on the tessen, but since my life force was drained I wasn't going
to be able to use the tessen for very long.
The reason why Miss Zhang was attacked was because she's really
Taiitsukun," said Hono'o.
Hono'o, Zai Rei was a four elements witch and a mistress of illusion,"
worry. She's been taken care of," said
to take a nap," said Shitsu.
too. I'm dead tired," laughed
Taki. Shitsu and Sei laughed at his
funny!" exclaimed Kawa.
funny. At all," agreed Shiro as he
glared at Sei, Shitsu, and Taki. They
stopped smiling right away.
worry. We're fine," reassured Shitsu.
they talking about, no da?" asked Chichiri.
Hono'o was desperate to get the attention off of her that she was
willing to say anything.
Shitsu, and Taki were killed by Zai Rei during the attack. About half the seishi were killed by her,
but the gods resurrected them when everything was stabilized," answered Hono'o.
fine now," Taki immediately reassured Chichiri and Tasuki.
ANYTHING ELSE?!" demanded Tasuki.
"Can I say
it? Can I? Can I?!" exclaimed Sei excitedly. The other seishi shrugged their shoulders.
da?" asked Chichiri. He was starting to
lose his patience with them.
with us the entire time. He's been
inside Mariko's body her entire life.
In fact, he went back into her body for the time being. He said that he would stay until she
recovered," said Sei with a large cat-like smile.
Chichiri and Tasuki shouted in unison.
This was really getting to be too much for them. They were now superdeformed. The younger seishi were looking at them strangely
and were also superdeformed. The
younger seishi had sweatdrops.
miracle. If it wasn't for Suzaku, Mariko
would have been still born," said a voice from behind all of them.
shouted Sei in a happy tone. He ran up
to Yui, Keisuke, Tetsuya, and Soki.
Tasuki and Chichiri's jaws dropped when they saw the former Seiryuu no
Miko. Yui had aged very well, and was
very elegant in her form. Yui embraced
her son tightly. "Mom, I can't
breathe," he said.
us," said Yui softly.
sorry," said Sei. Yui let him go. "How is it possible for you to come here?"
borders between our worlds were weaken, so we were able to pass through," said
introduce all of you. Tasuki, Chichiri,
you already know my mother, Kajiwara Yui.
This is my father Kajiwara Tetsuya.
This is my godfather, Yuuki Keisuke.
And the little gaki is my brother, Soki," said Sei as he ruffled Soki's
me that, Sei," whined Soki. Sei picked
up Soki and flipped him upside down.
"MOM! STOP HIM!"
Keisuke, no da? You're Miaka's older
brother," said Chichiri. He remembered
Keisuke from the first summoning of Suzaku.
Keisuke with a nod. He shook hands
firmly with Chichiri and Tasuki.
you going, Mom?" asked Sei.
to check on Mariko myself. Sei keep an
eye on your brother. Make sure that he
doesn't break any of Emperor Boushin's things," said Yui, "Show me the way,"
she said to Hono'o. Hono'o nodded and
showed Yui to Mariko's room.
up to his father in an anxious gesture.
Tetsuya had his hand out to shake hands with his son. Sei smiled, and he was happy that his father
was treating him like an adult. Tetsuya
gave his son a firm hand shake, but Tetsuya pulled Sei into a firm
embrace. Sei hugged his father. Kouji was there with Shiro.
"See? He's not embarrassed to give his father a
hug," said Kouji. Shiro gave his father
a pained look. Everyone laughed at
* * *
is, Lady Yui," said Hono'o respectfully.
Hono'o didn't know why, but she admired Yui. Yui smiled and went inside to find Ryu sitting in a chair next to
Mariko's bed. Mariko was sleeping
peacefully. Ryu looked up at Yui.
Yui? I'm so glad to see you," said Ryu
as he stood up to give his godmother a hug.
she?" asked Yui.
says that she's just asleep," said Ryu.
Yui smiled at the mention of Odayaka's name. She knew how the young emperor felt about his miko, but Yui had a
feeling that Ryu wasn't going to take it very well.
"Go and see
your Uncle Keisuke and Uncle Tetsuya," said Yui.
Aunt Yui," said Ryu as he gave his sister another worried look and left the
room. He quietly shut the door behind
towards Mariko, and gently smoothed Mariko's dark hair. She sat down in the chair next to
Mariko. Mariko opened her green eyes to
look at Yui.
it's good to see you," said Mariko softly.
She tried to get up from bed, but Yui gently pushed her back down.
wonderfully. I think your mother and
father would be very proud of you. I
know for sure because I'm proud of you," said Yui softly and sincerely.
Aunt Yui. You have no idea how much
that means to means to me," said Mariko with a smile.
now. You've earned it," said Yui, "I'll
stay until you fall asleep."
back to sleep with a sweet smile on her face.
Yui hummed a soft lullaby that she used with the children when they were
caught Hono'o walking back from Mariko's room.
There was still something that was that was still bothering him. He had to ask her something. He walked back with Hono'o silently. Finally, Tasuki decided to speak up.
wrong, Papa?" asked Hono'o beating him to the punch.
"I want to
know why you just didn't tell me about what happened," said Tasuki through his
teeth. He was trying his best not to
lose his temper. Tasuki only did that
for his daughter, and no one else.
Chichiri, Kouji, and Ling always told him that his weak spot was
didn't want you to do anything, Papa.
You've always taken care of things.
Always. I just wanted to do
something on my own for once without you rushing in trying to fix things. You always do that, Papa. I'll never grow up if I just let you take
care of everything for me," finished Hono'o with a sigh.
like your mother. She said something
like that a long time ago. She says it
all the time. The first she said it was
when you were learning how to walk," said Tasuki thoughtfully.
mother said that you would run and catch me before I even fell on the floor,
and that you had the furniture padded.
She said that you didn't want me to get hurt, but also if I never fall,
then I'll never learn to get back up on my own. I love you very much, Papa, but someday I'll have to grow up,"
said Hono'o. She handed him back the
tessen. Tasuki took it from her, and
smiled lovingly at his daughter.
when I'm gone this will be yours.
You're the only one who can use it anyway. I also think you should have told me about Miss Zhang a long time
ago. I wouldn't have stopped you," said
Tasuki. He thought about it, and he
knew that she thought that he was going to forbid her from going to Miss
Zhang's. Tasuki thought it was a good idea
that she be able to defend herself.
worry about Miss Zhang, Papa. Um…Miss
Zhang was Taiitsukun," said Hono'o with a little squeak as she braced herself
for another overreaction from her father.
"WHAT?! OH GREAT!
THIS IS WONDERFUL!! I DON'T
BELIEVE THIS! WHAT THE F**K IS ALL
THIS?!" shouted Tasuki. He was
superdeformed again. This was really
getting to be too much for him. Hono'o
stood there wincing. She chose not to
* * *
were still outside when the other mikos and seishi finally arrived from Mt.
Taikyoku. Yoko, Miwa, and Amai were
running up the stairs in front of the palace.
you, no da?" asked Chichiri.
Seiryuu no Miko. These two are the
Byakko no Miko and the Genbu no Miko.
We're looking for the Suzaku no Miko," said Miwa taking a deep breathe
when she was finished.
sleeping now, Miwa-sama" said Sei from behind Chichiri. "Let me introduce you, Chichiri. This is Kinomoto Miwa, the Seiryuu no
Miko. This is Soohoo Yoko, the Genbu no
Miko. And this is Okano Amai, the
Byakko no Miko. This large crowd are
the other seishi," he finished.
there's a lot of introductions in order, no da," said Chichiri. He didn't realize how big the number
invited to stay here by Emperor Odayaka.
None of us wanted to say no to him after what we saw him do," said
Inochi with a slight sweatdropped.
agreed Yogensha quickly. Chichiri was
looking at them strangely. Tasuki and
Hono'o were back. Tasuki was so shock
at the number of seishi that he was superdeformed.
everyone," said Ryu as he went through a wall.
Tasuki and Chichiri were both superdeformed. Ryu thought that this was funny, and he was laughing
hysterically. "I'm sorry. I know I shouldn't be laughing, but the
looks on your faces are priceless."
came back to check if Hono'o and the others were back. We figured since the ground had stopped
shaking and the eclipse was gone that everything was fine," said Lingsu running
up the stairs. He stopped when he saw
the freaked out look on his father's face when he was looking at Ryu.
Wangshi to Omoi and Kai. They looked at
him and Lingsu.
guys twins?" asked Omoi.
triplets. God, you guys couldn't even
wait for me to catch up with you," said Tiaowo in an annoyed tone.
Kai were superdeformed with large eyes.
look familiar, no da," said Chichiri all of a sudden.
the sons of Seiryuu seishi, Amiboshi," said Ryu.
believe this! I've had enough. I'm going to go and lay down somewhere,"
declared Tasuki. He was now really
tired of all the surprises that was coming all at once. Chichiri let out a ragged sigh.
* * *
It took a
few days for everything to settle down.
Everyone was comfortable in the palace.
Mariko was finally up and about.
Her uncle decided that it was time for some discipline from him. Yui and Tetsuya would be there back Keisuke
up. Ryu decided to practice with some
of the other seishi from the other groups.
Tasuki and Chichiri were present along with some of the other seishi and
must discuss your little gambling ring at school," said Keisuke with his arms
crossed over his chest.
about that?" asked Mariko innocently.
"She has a
gambling ring?" Tasuki asked out loud.
is Tamahome, no da," said Chichiri knowingly.
mind. It explains it. Forget I asked," said Tasuki.
"HAHAHAHA! Finally, the great and power Sukanami Mariko
gets caught," said Miwa happily. She
was rubbing her hands together in eager anticipation.
be ashamed of yourself. You don't even
need the money from it," said Yui with disapproval.
shouldn't be doing things because you're bored and need a challenge," in toned
some time to think about it, and I've decided to shut down the gambling
ring. It was getting boring anyway
avoiding the principal and Miwa. It was
fun at first, but it's not as much fun anymore," said Mariko.
"NO! YOU ALWAYS DO THIS TO ME! I HATE YOU, SUKUNAMI! I CAN'T TURN HER IN TO THE PRINCIPAL IF SHE
SHUTS IT DOWN NOW! I WON'T HAVE ANY
PROOF! EVEN WITH A CONFESSION! "
shouted another voice from down the hall.
Inochi came running down the hall.
"What am I suppose to do without my bookie?!" he cried.
lose a lot of money anyway?" asked Yoko.
shouldn't be gambling anyway," said Amai taking Inochi's hand, "We have to get
you some help when we get back to Tokyo."
it. I can't get in on it now," said
Sei. His parents glared at him, and he
looked away from them.
worry. I've got a new venture. With the profits from the gambling ring, I'm
going to scalp tickets. You want in on
it, Sei?" asked Mariko quietly so that none of their parental units could hear
"Sure. I'll help you for a cut," whispered back
Sei. Mariko gave him a wink. Sei held out his hand for a handshake. Mariko shook hands with him to close the
been the best summer vacation I've ever had," said Yoko.
said Amai. Amai and Yoko continued
talking. Miwa was whining about how
awful Mariko was. Mariko was teasing
everything you said about me, Tasuki," said Yui quietly.
did," gulped Tasuki. Chichiri and
Keisuke started laughing. Tetsuya
glared at the man who called his wife a "bitch."
feelings, Tasuki. I chose not to take
it personally. I remember what I was
like. I remember it everyday, so that I
don't repeat my mistakes," said Yui.
sorry about that," said Tasuki.
him a smile. "She looks so much like
her mother," she said softly as she gazed at Mariko who was getting into a
verbal fight with Miwa. Tasuki and
Chichiri nodded in agreement. Sei
realized that there was something left for him to do. He went to go look for Odayaka.
Tasuki and Chichiri were surprised to find out that the people who
defeated Zai Rei were Odayaka and Hono'o.
Odayaka and Hono'o acted like they did nothing special. The other seishi from the other groups
treated them with a certain amount of awe.
Sei knew how Odayaka felt about Mariko.
Odayaka had to take care of some business over the past few days, but
Sei knew that he was avoiding Mariko.
Odayaka knew that Mariko was going back, but Sei knew that Mariko could
come back to Konan at anytime. He knew
his best friend better than any mortal being, the only being that knew Mariko
better than Sei was Suzaku. Sei found
Odayaka in the same garden where Mariko had that first emotional outburst about
her parents. Odayaka had stopped there
after having tea with his mother. His
mother was very excited to hear everything that happened. Houki was very proud of her son. She remembered that Odayaka wasn't just
Hotohori's son, but her son as well.
thinking about her, aren't you?" asked Sei as he went up to Odayaka
asked Odayaka. Sei had actually managed
to surprise him. Odayaka smiled at him.
"Mariko. You're thinking about her. I can see it on your face," said Sei as he
picked a lotus flower.
this would have never happen to me. I'm
usually in control of my feelings.
There's definitely something wrong with all this. She's the daughter of the last Suzaku no
Miko, and I'm the son of the second seishi.
My father loved her mother very much.
It's like history is repeating itself," said Odayaka.
it didn't work out for them doesn't mean it can't work for you two. Mariko doesn't like to show her feelings
because that's the way she grew up.
She's just as afraid as you are.
I think if you ask her, then she might actually feel the same. I've kept it quiet. I'm sure I'm probably the only person who
knows how you two feel about each other.
I've also done you a favor by not saying anything to her brother. That's why you're still in one piece," said
Sei with a smile of encouragement.
"Besides, as her best friend, I want nothing but the best for her. I want nothing, but happiness for her. That's what you are," he added with an even
for the vote of confidence," said Odayaka.
him alone for a little while. Mariko
was walking back to her room, and ran into Sei on the way back. Sei didn't say a single word to her. Looked at her, and turned his head in the
direction of the garden. Mariko looked
at Sei strangely. She decided to see
what he was gesturing about.
said Mariko. She suddenly felt
uncomfortable. No. She felt shy. He was standing near the wall.
He was looking at the sunny sky above him. He stopped suddenly like he was surprised. Mariko smiled. "You don't like being surprised, do you? Now, you know how us mere mortals feel," she
said with a soft smile. She was trying
to lighten the mood, but Odayaka had a serious look on his face.
going back home soon?" asked Odayaka cautiously. He had a feeling that Sei had directed Mariko to him. Odayaka didn't want to look sad. He wanted her to be happy. He had no right to keep her in Konan. Odayaka knew from experience that power was
limited, even for the Emperor of Konan.
have to go back to school. I have a
life back in Tokyo. But…I wouldn't mind
coming back here. Not at all," said
Mariko softly. She didn't know the odd
feeling that she was having. It was
something that ate at her from the moment she had seen Odayaka talking to his
council about the problems that Konan was having. This was before they were even formally introduced. Mariko was so comfortable with Odayaka. "I'm sorry I didn't say anything about my
parents sooner. I thought that if I
didn't say anything then I wouldn't have been judged, but it was before I knew
how much pressure you were under to be the best. I'm the same way," she added.
"I told you
before I don't believe in a lot of things.
I don't believe in romantic love," Odayaka said.
I," agreed Mariko. They both knew the
history that their parents had.
we still agree on that, Mariko," said Odayaka.
He refused to face her. His face
"I told you
I believe in things that make people happy, Odayaka. The reason why I don't believe in romantic love is because it's
something that can fade over time. With
romantic love one is never sure if it will last. I believe in true love.
That is something that transcends everything. I mean everything.
Class. Even death. It can transcend two worlds," whispered
"We have to
find something to live for. I chose
you," said Odayaka softly.
you, too," said Mariko softly. Mariko
held out her hand, and Odayaka took it.
He pulled her closely. "We're
both blind and stubborn people. But,
we're the winners in all this. I can
come back anything I want. I don't even
have to wish it," she said.
you," whispered Odayaka. It was almost
inaudible. It didn't matter. Mariko could hear him loud and clear. Odayaka gazed at the reflection of himself
in her eyes. He no longer saw himself
as a poor substitute for his father, rather he saw himself as the man who loved
Mariko. He loved that. Mariko placed her hands on his cheeks. With her fingers she traced the contours of
his face as if she was trying to memorize everything about him. The last part of his face that Mariko's
fingers went over was his lips. Mariko
placed a soft promising kiss on Odayaka's lips. Odayaka didn't wait for her to say that she loved him. It wasn't required. He wasn't required to say it either, but he
had to because it was something that had been with him for a long time. Since the day Mariko had burst into the
council meeting and took that arrow for him.
They were just strangers, but he felt he knew her when she stared into
you. At least, I'm awake for this
kiss," whispered back Mariko as they kissed again. They smiled at each other as they parted and laughed. This was something new for them. This was something that neither of them had
ever experience. It was something that
they never expected to happened. This
made things only sweeter.
* * *
MINUTE! YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT
THEY'RE IN LOVE! I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO
PROTECT MY SISTER!" shouted Ryu at the top of his lungs. Sei was superdeformed and in cat mode. Everyone had heard what Sei had said in
regards to Mariko and Odayaka. The
Suzaku seishi were especially happy.
Everyone was, except for Ryu.
to keep her safe. I did that. You said nothing about her falling in love.
You should have been more specific.
Besides, it's not like I could have stopped it, and Odayaka's better at
protecting her than me anyway. So,
there," said Sei as he finished off with sticking out his tongue at Ryu. Ryu was now fuming. Chichiri and Tasuki took a step back away
from him because they were afraid that Ryu's temper matched his father's.
five seconds, Kajiwara, before I hunt you down and hurt you," warned Ryu as he
calmed back down. Tasuki and Chichiri
were surprised at the sudden change of mood Ryu had.
the five seconds. Catch me if you can,
Dragon Boy," said Sei as he took off using his super speed. Ryu calmly made a spirit ball.
"Not in the
palace, Ryu," said Yui. She really
didn't want to see any blue spirit ball flying around; it brought back bad
memories. Ryu let out a growl, and
decided to pursue Sei using his teleportation.
Everyone else let out a sigh of relief after Ryu left to go after Sei.
way, Lady Yui, I believe these are yours," said Miwa as she handed the earrings
to Yui. Yui smiled, but before she
could say anything another voice spoke up.
"No. They're yours now. I know that she's no longer qualified for the position of
miko. Moreover, you've earned them,"
said Yui. Her eyes filled with
tears. She remembered Suboshi, and his
devotion to her. She went up to
Amiboshi to hug him.
Omoi. Kai couldn't say anything because
Omoi had him in a headlock.
Amiboshi. It's been a while," said
to see you, no da," agreed Chichiri.
have thought that you guys were enemies at one point," commented Hono'o.
is right in the world," said Yui. She
handed the earrings to Miwa. Miwa
smiled at Yui.
"No! Not everything is right in the world! HONO'O FLAME HIM FOR ME!" shouted Sei at the
top of his lungs. Yui and Amiboshi
started laughing. For some reason, it
seemed only natural that a Seiryuu seishi go after a Suzaku seishi.
Hono'o said as she held out her palm, but she put it down. "You told me to be
more responsible with my powers," she said with a big smile.
"AW! NOW YOU DECIDE NOT TO FLAME ANYONE! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!" shouted
Sei as he came running back.
said Hono'o as she held out her hand.
Her father handed her the tessen.
Ryu and Sei
were superdeformed and burnt to a crisp.
have to flame me!" cried Sei.
looked at Ryu instead of Sei. "You know
for some strange reason that felt right.
I have no idea why," she said.
gave Tasuki a look. Tasuki was
superdeformed with large eyes. "That's
my girl!" he said happily. He was proud
of her carrying on the tradition of flaming someone who at least looked like
Tamahome. "Da!" sighed Chichiri as he
shook his head.
there's something going on with Mariko.
She said to come to a window, but to stand back," said Odayaka with a
went to a window. Mariko was standing
in one of the gardens near the windows.
Her eyes were close.
for me to leave you, my child," said a voice from within her. She was the only one who could hear Suzaku.
whispered Mariko. She felt a warm
feeling in her chest. There was a ball
of fire that came out of her chest. The
energy picked her off the ground. The
fire surrounded her, but it didn't burn her clothes or her body. The fire spun her around three times, and
stopped midair. Mariko closed her
eyes. When she opened them again, there
was Suzaku holding her by her arms.
There was a sigh of awe from the spectators at the windows. Suzaku brought Mariko back down to the
ground. He kissed her softly on the
cheek. He stepped away from her. Mariko took two steps back from Suzaku as he
turned into his beast form, the celestial red phoenix in all its glory.
phoenix launched into the air as he flew into the sky with ground shook
slightly and the trees' leaves were rustle by the gently breeze that his
beautiful wings made. Everyone looked
with awe as Suzaku, the God of Fire and Love, took off to the sky.
SUZAKU! I'LL MISS YOU!" shouted Mariko
as she waved her arms.
passed over all of Konan that day.
Every man, woman, and child saw their god. It is a day that is still remembered.
Because this is
the last omake for this series.
*sniffle* I gave you some very special
guest. Coming from God space, I bring
you the four gods of Earth and Sky.
Suzaku: I'm tired.
Byakko: What are
you talking about? You didn't show up
until the end. Just like the rest of
weren't trying to keep your miko alive personally until then.
Genbu: I'm just
glad it's done. Of course, being gods
we knew what was going to happen.
Seiryuu: I like my
first seishi better this time than the last time. At least, Ryu doesn't want my job. Nakago had a god complex, while Ryu just has a sister
complex. As long as he doesn't want to
be a god, I don't care.
has so many people to thank. First off,
she would like to thank On-line
Chinese Tools. That's
the site she used to come up with all the Chinese names of almost all the
seishi. Come on now, folks. Where do you think those names were coming
from? ClareBear typed in random names
and got the names out that way.
ClareBear would like to thank the sites that provided excellent information for
her: Fushigi Yuugi - The Fire of Suzaku's Wings
and Tomo No Miko's
Fushigi Yuugi Page.
Suzaku: Hey! One of those has my name on it!
Seiryuu: Why are
you so vain and tricky?! Then again, it
reflects your seishi. Also, ClareBear
would like to give honorable mention to Beyond FY
Chronicles, Legends, and Tales. The character development of Shiro wouldn't have been possible
without the inspiration from this site.
Suzaku: I'm vain
and tricky? I'm so insulted. By the way, I've got a photo album of all
the years I've spent with my little Mariko.
Here's a picture of her running away from the former Seiryuu no Miko
when she tired to put those buns in her hair.
Here's a picture of her and the my first new seishi fighting with your
first new seishi, Seiryuu. They beat
him good that time. Here's a picture of
Mariko with her gambling ring operations, and teasing your miko, Seiryuu. I really like this picture…
Genbu: How many
pictures do you think he has?
Byakko: This could
go one for seventeen more years. Why
were we wondering where he was? It was
better when he was gone.
Seiryuu: Yes. ClareBear would like to thank her roommate
for putting up with her temper tantrums, her beta reader, and all of you who
have reviewed this piece. We have to
go, and avoid Suzaku now. He's such a
Suzaku: Here's a picture
of her beating Chichiri to get the shinzahou…hey…where are all three of you
All three in
unison: A PLACE FAR, FAR AWAY FROM YOU!