Hello everyone! It is I, thesixthshinobi here to bring you yet another tale of action, adventure,

tragedy, and romance! You'll laugh, you'll cry, (you might even have to go to the bathroom), but

I promise you the best story yet! A tale the likes of which has never been seen by any mortal

eyes! So just sit back, relax, and let Shinobi - sama take you on a trip. . .into the unknown.

Hmm, that seemed overly dramatic. I guess what I'm really trying to say is that I've written

another installment for "Tales From TheSixthShinobi" and. . .well. . .here it is! I know I

scarred a lot of you by saying I was leaving and for that I greatly apologize (gomen nasai), but I

realized I just couldn't stay away. I love all my fans and I was overwhelmed at all the pleas and

begs that happened only 24 hours after I had put up chapter 6. Thank you all. :) Also, I couldn't

just let the story end that way. I mean, Jin is going to KILL Kurama!!!! Or is he? Looks like

you'll just have to read and find out! And again I'm sorry for any stress I may have caused any

of you, and if you're new to my stories, you should probably read all the ones before this starting

with "Of Ice and Wind" or you may get lost. ENJOY! :)

P.S. Impersonating - An - Entity, like I said, this ENTIRE story is for you, so I hope you enjoy

it! :)

I do not own jin and touya nor yu yu hakusho (and here's our host, Jerry Springer!)

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It had been 2 days since the wind demon had met with the dying tribes woman, but to Jin

it felt as though it had been a mere 2 minutes. Everything was moving so fast, and his time was

running out, but the more he thought of the task he must complete, the longer he took in staying.

It was clear to the wind master that if he wished to save his beloved Touya, then he must do as

the people of the village demanded. But if he DID fulfill their request then he would have to

commit the greatest of sins, and the murder of a trusted friend was not something Jin took lightly.

But by the same token, if he did NOT help them, the people would be once again indebted to

Sazuka and as a result, would give him the item he needed to form the triad in exchange for the

seeds of the makai dream flower. It was all so very confusing, and the wind master was not

single step closer in figuring it out.

He sat alone that night, his eyes always gazing downwards at the ground beneath his feet.

He couldn't believe this was all happening to him, and for what? It seemed like the whole world

was punishing him for something he didn't do. He had had no part in Sazuka's plan, and yet now

he was suffering as though he had been part of it from the start and, Jin thought, it was almost

ironic that he had come this far only to go back to where he had started.

WHAT IS WRONG LITTLE DEMON, IS IT YOUR HEART THAT TROUBLES YOU

AGAIN?

The wind master inhaled deeply and let out a sigh that was heavy with sadness and regret,

so much so, that the youkai girl could have sworn she had been able to SEE it as it came forth.

"Ya, I guess ya could be sayin' that. I just. . .I just don't know what it is I'm gonna be doin'."

YOU ARE GOING TO HELP YOUR FRIEND ARE YOU NOT?

"Well of course I'll be helpin' Touya. I'd be doin' anythin' for him. And I know that I'm

wantin' ta be helpin' you as well. And Sazuka's bein' a jerk, and I know I'm wantin' ta hang

him by his ears and make him dance! But. . .Kurama. . .he's havin' no place in this. I can't. . .I

can't be killin' him and I can't be makin' Hiei suffer just because I'm bein' a selfish one. I think

I've been bein' too selfish lately. I'm sorry." A single tear started its slow trek down the

youkai's pale cheek, resting just once as it reached the tip of his pointed chin before dropping

completely upon the foreign soil.

I THOUGHT THAT YOUR FEELINGS MIGHT GET THE BETTER OF YOU, I CAN

SAY THAT THEY WOULD DO THE SAME TO ME IF I WAS IN YOUR SITUATION. YOU

WANT TO BELIEVE THAT THE YOKO YOU'VE TRUSTED FOR SO LONG WOULD

NEVER BETRAY YOU, AND THAT WE ARE ALL MISTAKEN SOMEHOW. BUT STILL

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE FACTS AND IT IS THEY WHO GIVE YOU THE WILL TO

DO WHAT YOU MUST. BUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP, AS WELL AS YOUR TRUST IS

STRONG AND YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR DECISION AS EASILY AS WE HAD

HOPED, AM I CORRECT IN WHAT I HAVE SAID?

"You should be gettin' a job as a mind reader in the nigenkai (human world), ya could

probably be makin' a lot a money that way and then ya could be buyin' a cure! And then none of

us would have ta be sufferin' like this. . ."

I KNOW THIS IS HARD FOR YOU BUT. . .

"NO! YA CAN'T BE KNOWIN' HOW HARD THIS IS BEIN' FOR ME! AND

YOU'LL NEVER BE KNOWIN'! NO MATTER HOW I BE LOOKIN' AT THIS, ONE A MY

FRIENDS IS GONNA BE DYIN' AND I'M GONNA BE BEIN' THE CAUSE! SO NO, YA

CAN'T BE KNOWIN'!"

The youkai girl reached into the pouch that hung from around her waist, and from it

extracted a small green vile about the length and width of Jin's pinky. She extended it to the

wind master and, with caution, he took it from her. "And what's this bein' now? Some kindda

new trick?"

NO LITTLE DEMON, IT IS SOMETHING THAT MAY VERY WELL BE ABLE TO

RELIEVE YOUR PAIN.

"Wait now, if this is ben' one a those fancy potions that's makin' ya kick the bucket then

I'm not wantin' it. I've got too much ta be livin' for ta be killin' myself now."

NO MY FRIEND, IT IS A SLEEPING POTION, THE STRONGEST KIND EVER

MADE.

"Look, if I'm not wantin' ta be dyin', then I don't want ta be sleepin' either! How am I

gonna be gettin' anythin' done if I'm there sleepin' on the job?"

AGAIN YOU MISUNDERSTAND ME LITTLE DEMON. I MEAN THIS POTION TO

BE FOR KURAMA.

"I thought that you were wantin' him ta be dead not sleepin'. If I'd a known that's all ya

wanted, I'd a been singin' him a lullaby, not thinkin' about the best way ta be removin' his

heart!"

IT IS STILL TRUE THAT WE WISH YOKO KURAMA'S DEATH LITTLE DEMON,

BUT WOULD IT NOT CAUSE THE SAME REACTION IF HE ONLY APPEARED TO

BE DEAD?

"How so?"

THIS POTION, AS I HAVE SAID, IS OF THE STRONGEST EVER CREATED. IT

WEAKENS THE BODY, STIFLES THE YOU-KI, AND SLOWS THE BREATH TO AN

ALMOST UNPERCEIVABLE RHYTHM. IF YOU USE THIS, THE YOKO KURAMA WILL

ONLY APPEAR TO BE DEAD, AND EVEN HIEI WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL THE

DIFFERENCE.

"Then why is it yer tellin' me all this now? Why not be givin' me this stuff in the first

place instead a tellin' me death was bein' the only choice?"

WE DID NOT KNOW YOUR FEELINGS OF FRIENDSHIP WOULD BE SO

STRONG. WE ASSUMED THAT AFTER YOU HEARD WHAT HE HAD DONE, THAT

YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SEEK THE ULTIMATE REVENGE. BUT WE WERE

MISTAKEN. YOU ARE TRULY ONE TO BE ADMIRED LITTLE DEMON.

"I wish ya'd stop callin' me that. My name's bein' Jin, not 'little demon'".

AND I WISH THAT YOU WOULD ADDRESS ME BY MINE.

"Well I could be doin' that if I was knowin' what it was."

SUPIKA.

"Well then Supika, I think I've been waitin' around this place long enough. I think that

it's bein' time for me ta be off and get what it is ya need. . .and what I be needin' as well.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO CARRY OUT THE REST OF THIS NIGHT WITH US?

"No, I think I've been stayin' long enough, and. . ." he looked up towards the sky. "It's

bein' a long journey home. . ." He rose from his spot and started at a steady pace towards the

village gate. He only stopped once to look over his shoulder at the youkai girl he was leaving

behind, and she seemed all too sad to see him off. Jin knew that this was destined to be his

greatest challenge yet, but he was ready to meet it, no matter what the consequences would be.

And as he looked at the road that stretched out before him, Jin realized for the first time that he

was going back to the place where all this had begun. . .he was going home. . .

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Okay, so there's chapter 1. I think that it came along rather nicely and I think that it' going to go

over rather well. Please, please, PLEASE e-mail me or review and tell me what you think! I

need all the support I can get! :) Oh, I also want you all to know that you shouldn't get too

comfortable in what you THINK you know about the story. Remember that I am the queen of

plot twists, and trust me, I've got a bunch more coming up (so just make sure you're on your

toes)! Well, that's all I can think of for right now, but I'll see you all at the upcoming chapters

(and don't forget to tell a friend, it's a 2 for 1 discount)! :)