Scribble: Hi, I'm Scribble, the puppy-muse, and titangirl161 and I are here for another story. She had this idea a while ago, but now she's writing it down- or, rather, I'm writing it down, as she's still pissed off because removed her last story.


Scribble: Yeah. She's a little upset, so I'll just start this. Disclaimer: We do not own YYH, in case you didn't know. If we did, well, no one would ever want to read it.

Battle Injury

Kurama's POV:

It was a nice day in Makai. Well, actually, no day is ever nice in Makai, as demons, who have little, if any, feeling for other demons, are always pillaging towns, hurting, torturing, raping, and killing each other. But, all that considered, otherwise it was a nice day in Makai.

Out in the woods, it was pretty quiet, there were no bird demons making any noise, and the only sounds were yells that sounded something like this:

"Spirit Gun!"

"Spirit Sword!"

"Rose Whiplash!"

"Fists of the Mortal Flame!"

Yes, that would be us, a team of spirit detectives led by Yusuke Urameshi. And it would've been a nicer day if there wasn't this huge centipede-like demon trying to kill us.

Koenma had sent us out to kill him, saying he was powerful. At first it hadn't seemed that way, but Koenma was right- this was getting increasingly difficult. The centipede's skin was tough, even my Rose Whip wasn't having much effect. Yusuke's spirit gun might've done the job, but it moved fast, so fast that Yusuke couldn't get a good shot- and the couple he did, the monster dodged. He was running out of bullets. Kuwabara was also having trouble, as it was moving so fast, he couldn't get a good swing- although he almost hit Hiei in the face, if Hiei wasn't moving so fast. Hiei was the only one who had speed to match the centipede, so he was pretty much our only hope.

Hiei seemed to be doing ok, but then as Hiei went to attack it, it made a surprise maneuver and swung its tail from the side.

"Watch out!" Kuwabara yelled.

Too late- Hiei just got a chance to see it coming. The tail smashed him backwards into a tree, hard, and he passed out. As the centipede went to finish him, Yusuke saw his chance.

"Spirit Gun!"

The dumb thing never even saw it coming. It hit him in the back of the head and blew his head apart. Apparently, only the front of the head was invulnerable. Pretty easy, if you could figure it out.

I ran over to my fallen friend. I guessed he was ok, but I wanted to be sure. I knelt down and shook him. "Hiei, come on, wake up." He groaned and stirred a little. I sighed in relief. He was all right, fortunately.

Yusuke and Kuwabara started to come up. "Is he ok?" Yusuke asked.

I nodded. "Yes, he'll be fine."

Hiei moaned again and opened his eyes. There was something different about them. I guessed it was because of the injury. "Hn?"

"Are you ok?"

"Yeah," his voice sounded different too. He looked at me in confusion. "Where am I?" he asked.

"In Makai, remember?"

He shook his head. "Where's that?"

I laughed. "Ok, enough trying to play tricks on me. I'm not going to fall for it, Hiei."

Then he said something that worried me. "Who's Hiei?"


"Who's Hiei?" Hiei repeated.

I was more worried. "Do you know who I am?" I asked.

He looked at m quizzically. "Are you my dad?" he asked curiously.

"Oh no, Hiei," I moaned.

Hiei looked confused. "Who's Hiei? Is that my name? It's a nice name," he said. Then, to confirm my fears, he did something Hiei rarely, if ever did- he smiled. "I like that name."

Hiei had lost his memory. Not to mention he seemed to act like a five year old now.

I tried to think. This wasn't good. He wouldn't survive in Makai like this. I had to take him back to Ningenkai until he regained his memory.

"Are you my dad?" he asked again.

I thought a little. Hiei might be easier to control like this. And if I wanted to help, I had to get him to listen to me. "No, but I'm your older brother. Now listen carefully- stay right here and don't move- I'll be right back." I got up and went to Yusuke and Kuwabara and quickly explained the situation.

"So he doesn't remember anything?" Yusuke asked.

I shook my head. "Not only that, but now he seems to have the mind capacity of a five-year-old."

"So what do we do with the shrimp?" Kuwabara asked.

"Don't call him that. He probably doesn't remember anything he ever said to you."

"Well, what do we do with him? We can't leave him here, he'll be killed," Yusuke pointed out.

I nodded. "I know. I'm going to take him back to my house, just until he regains his memory."

"You sure? I can probably take him back, my mom will probably never notice," Yusuke offered.

"Shizuru would notice, so I really can't help you."

"I understand, Kuwabara, and thanks for your offer Yusuke, but I think it's best if I take him, since I know more about demons, being one."

They nodded. Then Yusuke's eyes popped. "OH CRAP!!!!! I JUST FORGOT I WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET KEIKO AN HOUR AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" he screamed, running off with Kuwabara behind him, leaving Hiei and I alone.

I walked back over to Hiei, who was still sitting quietly. He looked up as he saw me. "What's your name, brother?"

In the chaos, I had forgotten to tell him my name. "My name is Kurama. We have to go home now, Hiei."

"Where's our home?"

"It's a little far away from here, but we'll get there before evening. Just come with me."

Hiei bounced up to his feet. This was too weird. He was acting too lively, too happy, and too un-Hiei-ish. He just wasn't himself, and it was upsetting. He came up and grabbed my hand, and nearly melted my heart, saying, "I'm glad I have you for an older brother."

Scribble: Uh- that's it for now. The true authoress has calmed down a little, so I'll just finish saying hope you like it, and good reviews are very much appreciated, as well as constructive criticism.

Me: And please, I don't flame others, so I'm asking you to return the favor and don't flame me. That's all. Thanks for everything in advance. Long Live the Demons!