Keiko stepped out of the Urameshi apartment. The thought of going after Yusuke hadn't occurred to her until a while later. She slowly made her way down the steps. 'But, what am I going to say when I see him?' She thought as she walked into the sidewalk full of busy people. 'I don't even know where he is!' Keiko walked pass the arcade, making sure to take a glance around to see if Yusuke was there. 'Where could he have gone?' As she crossed the gate of the park, she stopped in her tracks. For some reason, she felt her presence being drawn to the park. 'It's worth a shot'
Keiko cautiously walked through the area full of nature. Then she froze at the sight of Yusuke... with Botan... kissing... She rubbed her eyes and blinked a few times. 'Ok...' Part of her was glad that Yusuke wasn't moping or anything, but the other part of her felt hurt that she has been "replaced" so quickly. 'And by Botan too...' The sound of footsteps were heard from behind her. Keiko swiftly turned around causing her auburn hair to fly about. She comes face to face with Kurama.
He smiles at her. "Keiko-san."
She nods. "Kurama-kun."
A few minutes of silence before Keiko turns back to watch Yusuke and Botan. Kurama steps beside her and sees the other couple.
He couldn't help but ask. "What is your relationship with Yusuke now?"
She answers without looking at him. "Just friends I guess..."
"And what is their relationship?" He asked again referring to Botan and Yusuke.
Keiko shrugged her shoulders.
A pause, then another question. "... And us?"
She lowers her head so that her bangs covers her eyes. "I don't know..."
"What do you want it to be?"
Keiko turns around gradually, revealing her cheeks tinged with pinkness. Their eyes meet, then she smiles.
"More than just friends."
Kurama's lips slowly curled into a smile and he takes a step towards her. He took her hands in his. They share another kiss, short, sweet, but it explained everything they need to know.
Softly, he whispered into her ear. "Keiko-san, you've made me so happy..."
Yusuke looked down at the girl clinging onto his arm. 'She looks so happy...' Botan notices him staring at her. She blinked a few times and crooked her neck to the side.
Yusuke chuckles at her cuteness. "Nothing, you just look so happy. Happier than usual."
Botan hugs his arm a little tighter. "Well, that's because you told me the thing I've always wanted to hear. I've liked you for a long time."
He arches his eyebrow and smirks. "How long?"
"For a really long time."
"Then why did you still help me and Keiko get together?"
Botan lets go of his arm and steps in front of him. "I wanted you to be happy, Yusuke, because it's not as simple as just liking you. I've fallen in love with you. You're the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. Please Yusuke, give me a chance to be loved." Her eyes glittered with anticipation.
Yusuke was stunned, moved by her words. He silently closed his eyes as he took Botan in his arms.
"Of course Botan. Of course I'll give you a chance."
Botan felt something pull on her chest as a few tears trickled down her cheek.
She sniffled a bit. "Thank you..."
He smiled softly. "Hey... what's with the tears?" Using the back of his hand, he brushes her tears away.
"Botan..." Yusuke inches closer to her.
"Yusuke..." She does the same.
Kurama suddenly decided to clear his throat. "Ahem..."
The two looked up to see Kurama and Keiko, holding hands.
"Hi Yusuke, Botan." Keiko waved.
Yusuke lets go of Botan and examines the other two. "Kurama? Keiko? You guys... What?"
Keiko puts a finger to her chin. "Well... you know that other reason I didn't want to tell you at first but later tried to tell you but you didn't want to hear it? Well, yeah..." She then leans on Kurama's shoulder.
"Ok... so you fell for one of my friends, sure." He said with faked jealousy.
"Well, he shows more love to me than you ever did!" Keiko hugs her new boyfriend protectively.
"Well, Botan has a better figure than you ever will have!" Yusuke holds Botan out in front of them as if showing off.
SLAP! WACK! Keiko and Botan glare at the teen lying on the ground nursing his well deserved wounds. The blue haired deity de-materialized her oar then realizes what she just did and ran over to check on him.
Hiei chuckled as the deity strikes the Spirit Detective again right after she helped him to his feet. He crossed his arms in front of his chest and laid his back onto the tree trunk. He frowned when Kurama and Keiko started "cuddling". He snorted. 'Love, such a stupid emotion... Look what it did to Kurama...' He averted his eyes to the rustle in a bush nearby. A fox with wings attached to its back stepped out. It seemed to be carrying a bow and a sack of heart arrows. The fire demon raised an eyebrow for a while before shrugging it off.
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Well, that's all folks, that's the end of this fic. I don't really like my fic, the characters seem kinda OOC. Either that or I'm not too confident of my writing skills. When I read good fics like 'Nox or 'Blue Light' or 'To catch a Thief', I know what I'm missing. The story needs a plot, a mission for Yusuke and stuff. Since I'm not all that creative, I can't think of a monster or anything. I know a lot of vocabulary, but I don't want to use words that I barely know. The fox at the end of the story is 'The Matchmaking Vulpix' I sometimes add at the end of my Pokemon stories. Since there are no such things as Vulpix in the Yuu Yuu Hakusho world, foxes are the next best thing. Ok, no, I'm not writing a sequel, I hate sequels... Geez... this chapter is so short...