FW: Guess who's back… back again… I am back… tell a friend… hi anyone who's reading this!
Yusuke: Jeez, I thought we were finally rid of you…
FW: No. Just band eating my life again. (sigh) The only reason I can write now is because I'm sick and skipping school! Speaking of which… (stares at Kuwabara and Yusuke, who are also skipping school, but for less plausible reasons)
Kuwabara and Yusuke: (grin)
FW: So anyway, thanks for all the reviews while I was gone! I just logged on and was like "Holy crap! This is awesome!" Now to acknowledge my fans-
Yu Yu gang: (cough cough)
FW: Fine fine! To acknowledge… people, lazy fat kitsune-sama, you don't have mush self-esteem, do you? Anyway, (hands you some ice) er, yeah. JustAnotherReject-sama, thanks for the review! You still have that website? I'd like to go there…. Tabby-san, OMG, YOU ROCK! FUDGICLES! (runs away)
Yu Yu gang: (cheers)
FW: (runs back) Almost forgot! I have a story to write!
Yu Yu gang: NOOO!
FW: (pockets the $5 DarknessesShadow-sama gave her) Heh heh… no more ice cream, so I'm sure Shadow-sama won't mind….
Disclaimer: I don't own Yu Yu Hakusho or Lord of the Rings
He (Kuronue) found the breakfast bar well enough, but the endless buffet of bacon, eggs, toast, waffles, cereal, apples, and, er, other stuff, wasn't what made his mouth drop open in shock. It was a silver haired boy with fox ears on his head.
Youko turned at the sound of his name, his golden eyes only barely lightening at the sight of his long-lost friend. For the most part, said eyes remained frosty, and it didn't take Kuronue long to realize why.
Youko was wearing the green apron uniform of the hotel.
So Kuronue, being the great friend he was, pointed and laughed. Until Youko whacked him off the head with the tray of tatter tots he was carrying.
The bat gingerly rubbed his now aching head, and asked as casually as he could, "What are you doing here?" He paused, and asked a more important question. "How did you get out of Kurama?"
Youko shrugged. "I wasn't really paying attention when Koenma tried to explain." His eyes got a more distracted and faraway look to them. "He has so many shiny paperweights…."
Together, the two thieves reminisced about shiny objects, completely forgetting the matter at hand.
The other five yaoi fighters eventually decided Kuwabara was well enough to stop throwing up, and came down to breakfast as well. They all froze at the sight of Youko. Then turned to stare at Kurama. Then back and forth.
Trying to stay calm, the red-haired fox confronted the silver haired one. "Youko," he greeted carefully. The other two forgot their shiny talk instantly, and focused on the speaker. "What's going on?"
Youko shrugged. "Koenma's not very good at explaining things."
Yusuke, who had followed with the others, started at the statement. "He knows? And he didn't bother to tell us the most psychotic thief is on the loose again?"
Youko smirked, and Kuronue glared. "Who are you to name the most psychotic thief?"
Kuwabara was still trying to figure out how he recognized the other. "Wait a sec… you beat up Karasu!"
Karasu summoned a few bombs, but Hiei sliced them all with his sword before any exploded. For some reason, upon destruction, they didn't blow up.
"Maybe we should just ask Koenma," Hiei suggested, "we're a little too interesting to stay here."
He was right. Most people in the room were staring at the kids with strange features, and eying the shortest suspiciously. Few people carry swords around, and fewer swing them at imaginary targets. (Not everyone can see the bombs)
Without another word, they all left.
Also without paying their bill.
Koenma had been expecting a normal, quiet day. What a moron. Still, he couldn't have been expecting to see his four spirit detectives, plus Kuronue, Karasu, and Youko.
"Um… hello," he said lamely, very conscious of his fuming "friends".
"Would you care to explain," The human-fox started, keeping his cool for now, "why my other half is separated from me?"
"And why he works at a hotel," Kuronue added, smirking at the other, more annoyed thief. Then they both noticed the paperweights again, and went perfectly silent, not to speak again for the rest of the meeting.
Koenma gulped audibly. "Well, you see, there was a problem with you two staying in the same body…" he started. "It wouldn't work anymore, so I had to remove him."
Hiei's eyes narrowed. "There was never a problem before," he pointed out.
"Yes well, with age, the spirit grows," Koenma explained, gaining more confidence as he spoke. "The body grows too, to keep a balance, but with Kurama, there are two spirits. It's always been pretty packed in there, but as he gets older, even more. If they weren't separated, eventually, they would have fused."
Kurama's eyes widened, and he muttered, "I never even noticed…."
Hiei still didn't entirely believe Koenma though. Through the time he'd "served" as a detective, he'd learned Koenma often knows more than he says, until someone intimidates him to talk, or beats it out of him. He preferred the second of course, but… "How did you find a body exactly like Youko's old one?" He pressed.
Koenma stared. "Actually, one of the ogres found it. I have no idea where it came from."
They sweat dropped. "You didn't bother to ask?" Kuwabara said, stunned.
"No. And as for working at the hotel, I had to have something to keep him from stealing, so I stuck him in there." They all raised an eyebrow.
"And Youko never even asked why?" Yusuke asked, stunned. "I thought he was supposed to be smart…."
"You know," Kurama said, "in a roundabout way, you're insulting me by saying that." Yusuke laughed nervously.
Koenma ignored all this and finished explaining. "I knew he wasn't really listening. Few people drool when they are," he purposely ignored Kuwabara, who was looking straight at him, but drooling anyway. "So when I showed him to the hotel and said he would be working here, I just had to say I explained it all yesterday for him to agree." He laughed at his own cleverness. "Youko's not stupid enough to say he wasn't paying attention and risk jail time."
They all nodded, preparing to leave, before Karasu dove onto Koenma's desk, knocking the paperweights aside and breaking the thieves trance. He leaned closer to Koenma, and growled, "Why didn't you tell anyone then? Don't you think I, at least, deserved to know!"
Koenma stared. "Why would you be entitled to that knowledge?"
"BECAUSE I LOVE THEM!" He said dramatically. Youko and Kurama rolled their eyes. "If I fail with Kurama, at least I have a second chance with Youko!"
"Should we leave now?" Kurama whispered to his other half, who hastily nodded.
Quickly and quietly, everyone but Karasu and Koenma left the office.
"Uh, guys…?" Koenma called weakly.
Back at the human world, they six celebrated. "HE'S GONE!" They all yelled, and a passerby whose great-great-great-grandfather just died burst into tears and ran away.
"We can get a new member now!" Yusuke said triumphantly.
Hiei thought for a second, then turned to Kurama, "Yomi?" He asked.
"No," both Kurama's said in union.
"Why not?" Kuwabara asked. "Didn't you go work for him, or something?"
Kurama shuddered. "He's definitely gay."
Yusuke chuckled, before realizing something. "Wait a sec, you worked for, and stayed, at a gay man's house?" He rushed forward to shake the redhead's shoulders harshly. "What is wrong with you!" Hiei, Youko, and Kuronue worked together to pry him off.
"Yes well, I didn't think it would be a problem," he said somberly. "Until I woke up in the middle of the night and he was… there," Kurama finished, again shuddering.
Youko shook his head sadly. "He was like that even in my time. I'd have thought you had the sense to stay away from that goat."
"So… now what?" Kuwabara asked after they'd all fallen uncomfortably silent for a few minutes.
No one seemed to have an answer.
"We haven't actually gotten anywhere with this club…" Kuronue pointed out slowly. "Maybe we should just drop it."
One by one, his "teammates" agreed.
So they all went their separate ways.
They all headed for their respective homes. Kurama, who had kept the paper with their signatures for the "Yaoi Fighters", smiled a little upon seeing it. Shaking his head, still grinning, he put it in a picture album he kept of his friends, to look upon later and laugh.
Youko grabbed the book and flipped through it himself. "Who's that?" He demanded, pointing to a random picture.
"…You really can't tell?
"Just tell me who it is, HUMAN."
"…Hiei…" Kurama sighed, taking the book from the demon, and closing it so as to keep himself from getting a headache.
"Hiei, seriously? I thought it might be at first, but that Frodo plushy really isn't anything I thought I'd see him anywhere NEAR. Let alone hugging, and-"
Kurama just tuned him out after that. "This is going to take a lot of getting used to," he decided mentally.
Keiko was waiting for Yusuke at his house. "Oh Yusuke…" she fumed dangerously. "I was just at the library…."
FW: Well that's it. Not much of an ending, I know. But I don't know when the next time I'll be able to write is, so I figured I'd just get this out of the way now. Sirokage-san, I didn't have the time to actually ADD Yomi, so I just talked about him. Acceptable? Hope so. Well, thanks to everyone who read an/or reviewed! See ya next time! If you want to review a final time, cool. If not, cool. Flaming too. I'll take it in stride!