Hi everybody! I'm back after a long hiatus and here's the newest chapter to my YYH series. Sorry it took so long. No, I don't on YYH or any of its charcters, but I do own Yu Yu Hakusho:Double Impact(the name of my YYH series) and all original characters. Now with that out of the way, on with the story!! Don't forget to review!
DANTE AND BIJIN
Hiei and Dante are already awake and at the training grounds with the royal guard to start their daily training exercises. They do this every day at dawn to keep themselves and the troops in shape and mentally sharp.
Meanwhile, Akari, Bijin, and Tenshi are heading downstairs to pick out what's to be served for br lunch and dinner. Once done, they change clothes and prepare to join Hiei and Dante at the training grounds with Yusuke, Kurama, Kuwabara, and Koenma in tow. They arrive to see Hiei and Dante sparring with one of the elite soldiers. They watch the soldier hold up against Hiei and Dante with ease, but you can tell they have been at it awhile, seeing the three are heavily drenched in sweat.
"Wow. I didn't think anyone could last this long against those two." Yusuke commented.
Akari, Bijin, and Tenshi all smiled knowingly, but remained quiet.
"Who is that?" Kuwabara asked.
Just then, the match ended with Hiei the victor after catching both his son and the elite solider off guard by vanishing and reappearing behind them and attacking them both with Ensatsu-Rengoku-Shou, knocking them both out of the ring.
"No fair, dad. That was totally lame." Dante said getting to his feet while rubbing the back of his head.
Hiei smirked at his son.
"If you can complain, then that lets you know you need to train more that you thought, ne?" He pointed out.
Dante blushed and lowered his head, knowing his father was right. "Hai papa."
Akari and the other approached.
"Its ok, honey. Your father knows you can do better." Akari said to her son.
Dante looked at his father to see him nod his head. Dante smiled brightly, promising himself that he will make his father as well as himself proud.
"You were awesome, Fee-chan!" Tenshi said, to the elite that just removed said helmet to reveal a lovely young woman.
Yusuke and Kuwabara blushed when they looked at her. She stood 5'9", 124lbs., mulatto woman with long honey blond hair pulled into to two pigtails that reached her hips, caramel colored skin, athletic build but, curvacious, and beautiful deep blue eyes.
"Thank you, little princess." Fee replied, when she noticed yusuke and the others, but mostly yusuke.
"Oh Fee, let me introduce you to our friends. This Kurama, Koenma, Kuwabara, Botan, and my lovable twin, Yusuke." Akari said.
Fee and Yusuke shook hands and immediately felt sparks pass between them. They instantly let go of each others hands and blushed furiously.
Akari smiled. Looks like their might be hope for Fee yet, to find a mate. And for Yusuke to finally start healing and be happy. Time to play matchmaker!
"If my husband wouldn't mind, I would like to take Fee and Yusuke with me to look over the plans for the new park and playground for the festival." Akari told her husband, knowing she was just using it as an excuse to get away from everyone to work her matchmaking magic.
"Sure. In the meantime, I would like to spar with my friends as well as my children, if they are up for it." Hiei stated with a smirk.
Kuwabara cracked his knuckles and chuckled.
"Its been awhile since we fought shorty. Hope you haven't gotten TOO rusty." he said.
"We'll see whose rusty, baka." Hiei replied jokingly as they prepared to sqaure off in the ring.
"We'll see you all at lunch." Akari said, walking away with Yusuke and Fee following her, both flanking her sides.
Now that I got these two away from everyone, how do I get them alone? Hmm? I got it! I'll suggest Fee take Yusuke with her to pick up the festival wine before lunch. That's perfect! Akari said to herself as she smiled impishly.
At the training grounds, the elite soliders, Botan, Tenshi, Kurama, Koenma, Dante, and Bijin watched and cheered as Hiei and Kuwabara were currently going at it in the circular ring. Both were amazing to watch. Dante, Bijin, and the soliders saw why Hiei and Kuwabara were part of the Legendary Four. The Legendary Four was the name given to Yusuke, Hiei, Kurama and Kuwabara by the people of the sister dimension after the Cleansing incident. They were heroes to all in the sister dimension and were honored as such.
"Go dad!" Dante and Bijin shouted.
"Go for it, Kuwabara!" Koenma yelled.
The two combantants were really going at it. Holding nothing back. They both landed at opposite ends of the ring, panting and sweating heavily.
"Just like the good 'ol days, ne, Hiei?" Kuwabara managed to get out.
"You've gotten better since I last saw you. I'm impressed. But, don't think that I haven't learned a few new tricks myself." Hiei said before is vanished.
"What the?" Kuwabara looked around, trying to locate Hiei's sprit energy.
"That's new." Bijin said also looking around trying to locate her father.
"This isn't good. I can't sense Hiei's spirit energy. I guess he wasn't kidding about learning some new tricks." Kuwabara said to himself.
Just then, Kuwabara saw a slight movement off to his right.
"There!" Kuwabara said mentally and quickly turned while extending a punch, catching Hiei in the stomach.
Gasps were heard when the spectaters saw what happened.
"He..did it." Dante said, clearly in disbelief.
"Looks like that new trick you learned wasn't much help, eh?" Kuwabara said to Hiei who was slumped over his fist.
Hiei looked up with a smirk, then fizzled out.
"Nani?!" Kuwabara was clearly confused by what just happened.
He didn't have time to figure out what occured when he was suddenly kicked in the back and out of the ring, kissing the dirt when he landed.
He pushed himself up on his hands and knees and turned his head to see Hiei standing there with a smirk on his face.
"What just happened? How did Hiei do that?" Koenma asked.
"A new trick I learned. When Kuwabara thought he saw me and threw that punch, he didn't see me, but my after image. Unlike an ordinary after image, which consist of nothing but shadows, my after image is actually solid and even have a little of my spirit energy contained inside them to fool my opponent into thinking its really me they're attacking when its not." Hiei explained as he watched Kuwabara get to his feet
Kuwabara chuckled as he brushed himself off.
"Not bad, shorty, Not bad at all." he said to Hiei.
Hiei smiled as he called an end to the sparring session and annouced that it was almost lunchtime. So, he dismissed his soldiers, then went to join his children and his friends on the sidelines.
"I don't know about you, but I'm famished. Let's go wash up and get ready for lunch. Akari, Fee, and Yusuke should be on the way back as well." Hiei said.
"Great! I'm starved!" Kuwabara agreed wholeheartedly.
"Those were great ideas you had for the playground and park, you two. I will get these to the contracters and decorators at once." Akari said, rolling up the plans after jotting down Yusuke's and Fee's ideas.
"Now that that's taking care of, how about we head back for lunch. Oh darn!" Akari sighed.
"What's wrong, Kari-chan?" Yusuke asked.
"I forgot I had to go to the winery and pick the bottle of wine specifically made for the opening of the festival. I won't have time to go there and to the contractors and decorators before lunch." Akari said, hoping that the excuse would work.
"Your majesty, I can go and get the wine and be back in time for lunch." Fee volunteered.
"Are you sure? I mean, you just finished training?" Akari asked.
"No, its no problem at all. Besides, I'll have plenty of time to wash up and be on time for lunch." Fee assured her.
"Alright, but let Yusuke go with you."
"Huh? Me?" Yusuke looked at his twin, clearly confused.
"Yes. You need to get out more and since you missed out on sparring this morning helping me, you can at least escort Fee to the winery and back. Or is this task too much for you to handle?" Akari asked, knowing full well that was a shot at Yusuke's ego.
Yusuke was shocked and insulted.
"Don't be silly! Of course I can handle it!" Yusuke shouted, clearly upset with his twin.
"Must you shout, oni-chan?" Akari asked, shaking her head.
Yusuke growled at her while Fee watched the entire exchange, trying not to laugh. She was happy at the closeness of the queen and her twin. She wished she had that bond of closeness with her own siblings.
"Very well then. You two get going and hurry back." Akari said, mounting her chestnut stallion.
"See you in the dining hall when you return." she said and took off for the stables a few yards away.
"Well? Shall we go Yusuke-san?" Fee asked, mounting her smoky grey mare named Athena.
"Sure. And please, just call me Yusuke." he told her as he mounted the apploossa stud that was prepared for him.
The two took off at a trot towards the winery two miles away from the castle.
Akari walked into her bedroom and and stripped out of her clothes and was looking in her closet to change into her casual outfit for lunch when she was suddenly picked up bridal style, causing her to gasp and struggle in the hold until she felt a pair of warm lips caress her neck.
"Mmm, Hieiiii." she moaned as she recognized her husband's touch.
Hiei moved his kisses from Akari's neck to capture her lips in a gentle, but passionate kiss. Akari wrapped her arms around his neck and slid her hands into the soft spikes of his hair. They continued to kiss until the need for air forced them apart, leaving both panting. Akari looked into her husband's eyes to see them glazed over with love and lust.
"You're all sweaty honey. Why didn't you bathe before I got here?" she asked as she stroked his chest.
"I was, but it wouldn't be the same without my favorite bath toy." he said as he turned and headed towards the bathroom where a tub of hot bubbly water was waiting.
"Really? And do you have time to play with your bath toy before lunch?" she asked with a coy expression on her face.
"We have an hour an a half, so I think I have plenty of time before lunch." Hiei answered as he shut the bathroom door.
"Here you are, Lady Fee. Queen Akari will love this wine." The middle-aged gentleman told her.
"I'm sure she will, Kuzumi-san. The festival will be wonderful this year as it is every year. Will you and your family be attending?" Fee asked.
"Yes indeed. The misssus, the kids and I will actually be able to attend this year since her majesty decreed that all businesses close on the day of the festival so all the poeple can attend. Can't wait for Friday to get here." Kuzumi-san beamed.
"Neither can we. Well, we'll be going now. Tell the family hello." Fee said as she and Yusuke took to their steeds and started on their way back to the castle.
"So long, Lady Fee, Sir Yusuke. Have a safe trip back." Kuzumi-san said, waving goodbye.
Fee and Yusuke rode along in comfortable silence for awhile until Yusuke broke it.
"So, um, Fee? How did you meet Kari-chan and Hiei?" He asked her.
Fee smiled. "I moved here a few years ago with my siblings after my parents passed away and her majesty provided a house for us and soon after that I joined the army and worked my way up through the ranks and became King Hiei's second-in-command. I owe the royal family so much."
"That's my onni-chan. She is always helping people." Yusuke said, smiling.
"Is Akari-kun really your sister?"
"Hehehe, no. But, you couldn't tell by looking at us. We may not be related by blood, but we love each other like any brother and sister do."
"I envy your relationship with her majesty."
Yusuke looked at her, shocked.
"Why?" he asked.
"My siblings and I don't have the close bond that you share with Akari. Don't misunderstand. We love each other and all, but when I see you and Akari together and it just amazes me how well you two interact and show each other affection more so than siblings that are blood related. So, yes. I envy your relationship." she explained.
Yusuke just smiled and nodded to show he understood where she was coming from.
"How many siblings do you have?" he asked.
"Four. Two older brothers and two younger sisters. You?'
"No. I'm an only child." he replied.
"Now, that's gonna take some time to explain." he told her.
Fee giggled softly. "We have time, you know."
Yusuke blinked then chuckled. "Right."
So, Yusuke told her all about his unusual family. And that's how the conversation continued. Each telling each other about the other until they arrived at the castle's stables, laughing to their hearts content.
"Excuse me, Lady Fee." a boy, who looked no older than nine, approached them to take hold of the reigns of their horses.
"Yes, Lucas?" she replied.
"Her majesty wishes to see you in her chambers once you have freshened up for lunch." Lucas told her.
"Alright." she said.
She turned to Yusuke.
"I'll see you in the dining hall for lunch." she told him as she left to go see Akari.
"Sir Yusuke? Lord Hiei says he will meet you in the library before lunch is served." Lucas said, as he finished removing the horses' saddles after putting them in their stalls and was now brushing down Athena's coat when he addressed Yusuke.
Yusuke then left to enter the castle to join Hiei in the library as he requested.
Fee arrived at the royal bedchamber and knocked on the door.
"Come in." a feminine voice called out.
Fee opened the door and saw Akari sitting at her make-up table, dressed in a sapphire blue t-shirt and low rider blue jeans, currently brushing her hair. Fee entered and closed the door behind her.
Akari glanced at Fee in her mirror and smiled at her.
"Please Fee. Sit down." Akari said to her.
Fee sat down in the recliner in the coner of the room that served as a sitting area. Akari continued to brush her hair as she waited for Fee to begin.
Fee cleared her throat.
"Um, I retrieved the festival bottle of wine. I gave it to the cook before coming here to put in the refridgerator." she said.
"Good. And how was the company?" Akari asked, still brushing her hair.
Fee blinked. "The company, your majesty?" she asked.
Akari finally stopped brushing her hair, put her brush down, and turned in her chair to face Fee.
"Yes, Fee. The company, by company, I mean Yusuke-chan."
"I don't know what you mean, my queen?"
"Don't play dumb, Fee. And you don't have to be formal with me. Now, judging by the blush on your face, my guess is right."
Akari stood up and walked over to where Fee sat and bent down, staring at Fee's blushed face.
"You like oni-chan, don't you?"
Fee turned tomato red at that statement and looked away from Akari to stare down at the mosiac floor.
"Well, I, uh..."
"I knew it! You do like him! This is great news!" Akari said happily.
Fee's head snapped up to look at Akari.
"It is?" Fee asked her.
Akari went and sat down on her bed with a sigh.
"Yusuke's been so sad and withdrawn lately, I brought him here to try to relax and get his mind off..things."
"That is for Yusuke-chan to tell. Don't worry, I'm know Yusuke likes you too."
"Are-are you sure?"
"Yes. Quite sure."
Akari glanced at the clock on the wall.
"Time for lunch. Let's head downstairs to the dining hall." she said.
Akari let Fee walked out before her and closed the bedroom door behind them.
Akari and Fee entered the dining hall to find their comrades waiting for them to arrive.
"Hope we didn't keep you waiting too long." Akari said as she gave her husband a chaste kiss on the lips.
"No. We just got here oursleves." Hiei told her as he took his place at the head of the table while Akari took her place on his right.
Dante took his place on Hiei's left and Botan sat beside him, Yusuke sat next to his twin, Kurama sat beside Botan, Fee took her place next to Yusuke, Bijin sat next to Kurama, Tenshi sat next to Fee, Koenma sat next to Bijin, and Kuwabara took his place next to Tenshi.
Once they were seated, lunch was brought out. Pork and Chick potstickers, fried rice, grilled shrimp, fried kalamari, pork dumplings, seeweed salad, summer salad, fresh fruit, and large pitchers of lemonade was served. Everyone began to eat unaware of the trouble that's about to start not only in Akari's dimension, but also Sasuke's.
Sorry for a somewhat uneventful chapter, but do not fear! The action will pick up in the next chapter. What trouble is brewing you ask? Well, you have to see the next chapter to find out. Don't forget to review!!!!!