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Chapter 15: Resolution
"Shuuichi? Are you okay?" Keiko sat across the table from her friend. The group of friends had gathered in the cafeteria after school as they did almost everyday when they weren't in a meeting or sports.
"Yes, I'm fine, why?"
"It's nothing really, you've just been quiet recently."
"Yes!" Botan agreed, watching her friend worriedly.
"Oh, I guess I just didn't notice…"
"Nothing, I've just been feeling a little down recently. I'll be fine by tomorrow."
"Are you sure?"
"Thank you, really, but I assure you I'll be fine."
"Yes, he will be."
"Hiei!" Kurama gasped in surprise as his lover stood behind him suddenly. As always, Kurama had waited for Hiei to get out of his practice so they could walk home together, "I'll see you all tomorrow."
"Bye, ya guys."
"We have to talk."
"…" Kurama let out a heavy sigh as he stood to follow his mate out of the cafeteria and out into the empty grounds behind the school, which they usually used to cut through to their houses, "I know…"
Kurama's face was more serious than Hiei had ever seen before, but he kept his eyes on the road before them, "Hiei there's only one thing that can break a demon's bond."
Hiei was frozen for a moment, he had no idea how to react to this, stopping in the middle of the forested area by an old bench, "What are you talking about?"
"…Isn't that what you want? You want to go back to being human…"
"Where the hell are you getting this?"
Kurama put a hand to his face, trying to think straight, but that was always hard with Hiei around, "I-I don't know… I just want you to be happy…"
"And you think breaking up with me is going to make me happy?"
"… It's more than breaking up…"
"What are you talking about?" he was getting more frustrated as Kurama seemed to just keep pacing back and forth.
"I don't know!" he finally shouted, throwing his hands in the air, but continued pacing in front of Hiei.
Finally reaching his peak of annoyance, Hiei grabbed Kurama and pulled him into a harsh kiss.
"Mm…" Kurama moaned, the feel of Hiei against him was always so amazing, even if his technique still needed work, Hiei's urges and hot mouth were enough to put him on an amazing high.
"Finally. You were starting to give me a headache."
"…Hiei, we need to talk about this, and please don't kiss me like that, it's going to make things even more difficult."
"What things? You're the one making things difficult," he had to resist wanting to shake his lover.
"You don't want to be a demon… maybe if we broke the bond-"
"Who said that I wanted to break the bond?"
"…You don't want to be a demon do you? It's worth a shot."
"Nothing," he shouted louder than he had meant, and tried to calm his voice before he tried again, "nothing is worth losing you."
Kurama looked to be on the verge of tears. He was so confused.
"I… I hate saying it, but I would love to spend a demon's life span with you…"
"Why do you hate to say it?"
"…It means that I have to leave Yukina some day… I don't know if I can do that…"
"I have no intentions of making you choose between us. If you want to be with her… there is a way."
"Are you stupid? Are you deaf?"
Kurama was surprised by the second outburst. He had never seen Hiei so emotional… he had never been on the receiving end of Hiei's wrath and anger was a very frightening thing coming from a fire demon who was still learning to control his powers.
"Do you remember this?" he tapped on Kurama's neck where there was still a scar from Hiei's teeth, "I knew what I was doing. I know what this means. The old woman told me all about it, and the demon customs... sort of..."
Emerald eyes went wide, he couldn't believe it, he thought it had been instincts and that Hiei had no idea as to what he was promising.
"I love you, Kurama…" he muttered softly, "I have no intentions of ever allowing anything between us."
Kurama managed a small smile as he accepted Hiei's words, "I love you, too…"
"For an old fox, you're really stupid sometimes," he took Kurama in his arms and held him close, "My stupid fox."
Kurama chuckled softly, letting a soft sob of relief escape, "I love you, my Spitfire."
"Hn," Hiei stroked the long red hair, "You bring up this subject of trying to leave me again, Kurama, and I will not hold back from hurting you."
Kurama laughed again, and kissed his lover's neck, where his own teeth marked the young demon as his own.
A shiver of pleasure ran through Hiei's body, and he returned the favor, "Is your mother home?"
"Not until later…" he pulled back with a knowing smirk.
"Good," he pulled Kurama down for one more hot kiss before they started to make their way to the Minamino household, "I'm on top today."
"Whoa, who said that," Kurama laughed.
"You did. You told me that Youko was always on top, but I would be on top when you're Shuuichi."
"I said you might be," the redhead teased, but was not expecting the tackle that came from Hiei, pushing him into the forest they were passing by, and the shorter demon dragged him a little ways in, "Whoa!"
"Might be?" Hiei growled, pinning the redhead to the ground and straddling his hips.
"Might be," he assured.
"Oh, really?" Hiei leaned in and kissed Kurama roughly on the lips. Hiei still had a lot to learn, but he had never been so enthusiastic and demanding before, it was such a turn on for Kurama to have Hiei pin him to the ground, his legs practically spread on their own as Hiei settled between them.
Kurama barely had the awareness to grow thicker brushes around them as Hiei began opening the front of his school uniform. His breathing was heavy as the hot mouth worked its way down his neck and chest, greeting every inch of skin that came into view.
"Hiei," he muttered as he stroked his fingers through his lover's coarse hair. His cheeks burned as Hiei's hands worked over his crotch, nervously shaking as they unbuckled and unzipped him. He tried not to laugh as the tentative tongue poked out from between his lover's lips and tasted him for the first time.
Apparently trying to hide the flinch didn't work as Kurama started to chuckle.
"It's okay, Hiei," he assured, stroking the back of his knuckles along Hiei's cheek, before pulling him up by the chin so their lips met.
Hiei smirked as he pulled back, stroking the hardening member, "It's not okay. This belongs to me now, and I will know how to pleasure it."
"Mm, you're too hot sometimes."
"Sorry," he tried to lower his body temperature.
"No, not like that, my Spitfire," he chuckled, "I mean you're so sexy, it's such a turn on."
"..." Hiei blushed slightly before he took control of the kiss again, pressing against Kurama, and licked and nipped down his body to the erect member.
"Mm," Kurama leaned back on his elbows, watching as Hiei tasted him again, getting used to the taste. It had to be the hottest and most adorable thing he had ever seen; that soft pink tongue darting out of those hungry lips, licking softly, cautiously.
Slowly growing accustom to the taste, Hiei began taking Kurama more into his mouth, but he could only take about half of Kurama's member before he almost started to gag.
"It's okay, Spitfire. It took me years of experience to be able to deep throat, and even longer before I found someone I was willing to do it with."
Hiei growled around the member, and Kurama gave a contented purr, stroking Hiei's spiky hair. Remembering what Kurama had done to him on many occasions, Hiei curled one hand around the base of Kurama's arousal while the other played with his tightened balls, making Kurama buck his hips a little, and let out a soft moan. The redhead's legs spread of their own volition, giving Hiei more room between his legs.
The soft whimpers and pleas were like music to Hiei's ears, the little 'oh's caused shivers up and down his spine. Just listening to Kurama's pleasure, knowing that he was the one causing the redhead such bliss had him practically on the edge. He pulled back, leaving a final lick to Kurama's tip.
"Mm, Hiei," he purred, watching through hazy eyes as Hiei undressed himself and positioned himself at Kurama's entrance, "Hiei!"
"What?" Hiei growled.
"You are not just going to enter me!"
"..." the boy blushed, he had forgotten how long Kurama had taken to prepare him before nearly fucking him senseless.
Sometimes Hiei could just be so adorable when he was at a complete loss with himself. Pulling the boy to him, he kissed Hiei softly, licking his lips gently while slowly guiding him on to his back as he straddled the shorter teen.
"Kurama," Hiei growled around their connected lips.
"Don't worry," Kurama assured, "You're going to love it."
"Hn," Hiei huffed before giving in to Kurama's playful tongue and lips, he was completely unaware as Kurama grew a plant just to the right and used the nectar to prepare himself.
"Mm," Kurama kissed down Hiei's cheek to his neck leaving a playful hickey before pulling back again, and scooting down the petite form, taking the hard member in his hands, Kurama gave Hiei a few firm strokes, coating his member in the nectar before positioning himself over the erection.
"I told you you'd like it," he kissed Hiei deeply as he guided Hiei's member into him as he sat down.
Hiei had no idea it would feel so hot and so tight inside of Kurama, and his body tried to thrust into him immediately, but tried to still himself as he felt the taller man over him wince, "Kurama?"
"Yes, spitfire?" he tried to keep his breathing even, but it was easy to tell that he was uncomfortable.
Hiei remained silent as his hands were finally able to move and he began to trace the contours of Kurama's body to the soft ruby curls.
"Mm," the emerald eyes closed as his hips bucked against Hiei's warm hands.
It wasn't long before Kurama was hunched over Hiei's form, riding his arousal. He buried his nose in Hiei's neck, licking and nipping at the skin in attempts of not crying out his pleasure. Kurama was surprised when a loud growl made its way through Hiei's throat and the fire demon had him on his back and was pounding into him. All the fox could do was hold on tightly to his lover, crooning into his ear.
"Yes, Hiei! More. Please!" he lifted his hips to meet Hiei's frantic thrusts. His arms were wrapped tight about Hiei's shoulders, holding the teen closer as they reached their peak together.
The two were panting heavily on the ground as Hiei nuzzled against Kurama's neck.
"Mmm," the redhead purred and wrapped his arms tightly about the other, holding him closer.
Another low growl escaped Hiei throat as he nipped none too gently at the redhead's neck, "Mine."
"You're possessive today, aren't you?" the redhead chuckled.
"I'm possessive everyday," he smirked proudly, kissing his mate again before pulling back to start getting dressed.
"What? No basking in the afterglow of rough love making?" Kurama purred, running his fingers up and down Hiei's bare thigh.
"We should hurry, though, the old woman is probably waiting for us."
"... You say that after fucking me? You weren't exactly gentle near the end," he pouted, "My ass is a little sore, thank you."
Laughing at his lover's frustration, Hiei finished dressing before bending before the fox, and helping him into his pants.
"Why am I here, again?" Hiei grumbled as he sat on a chair with Kurama sitting on the arm of the chair.
"Because it's Yusuke's birthday, and he's our friend, whether you like it or not," Kurama chuckled, "Here, have a drink."
"Unless you brought that in Kurama, I don't think I'll be drinking anything from Yusuke's house ever again."
"Is this about the orange juice?"
"Who the hell refills a half full carton of orange juice with vodka? I woke up the next morning with no idea where my underwear went."
Kurama laughed at the memory, "It ended up on top of my head that night."
Hiei turned a bright red, "You've got to be kidding me."
"Nope, don't worry, though it all happened when I brought you home and tried to put you to bed."
"So you saw my..."
Kurama just gave a lecherous smile, "Why do you think I started sending my plants to you at night."
"Hey, you two," Yusuke fell into Hiei's lap, obviously more than a little intoxicated, "I know you're all lovey-dovey and shit now, but you've got talk to us, too."
"Get off of me," Hiei growled.
"He's correct, Yusuke, you might want to remove yourself from my boyfriend, I am quite the jealous type, and I refuse to share," Kurama tried to remain calm, but his possessive demonic side was itching to tear Yusuke away.
"Oh, but you can't have him all the-" he was cut off as Hiei simply shoved him on to the floor. He was normally fine with Yusuke's antics, the fool did it quite often, but the look in Kurama's eyes gave him the chills.
"Calm down, Fox."
"Hey! Ya know that kind of hurt... I think..."
It wasn't long before Keiko came over ready to scold her boyfriend over whatever it was that he did even though she hadn't technically seen anything.
Hiei took Kurama by the hand, and led him outside into the cool air, "Are you okay?"
"You didn't seem fine. You looked about ready to rip Yusuke's head off."
Kurama remained silent.
"Sorry, Hiei... it's just instincts."
"You're going to have to get over those instincts if you don't want to end up in jail for killing someone because they touched me."
"Who else is going to be touching you?" he demanded a little more roughly than he meant.
"Calm yourself!" Hiei growled.
"...Sorry," his head bowed, bringing his hair over his face so Hiei couldn't see him, which only annoyed Hiei even more.
Reaching up, he pushed the mass of red aside, and pressed the palm of his hand into the back of Kurama's neck. He slowly pulled Kurama lower so he could reach those pouting lips, "Kurama, you have to trust me."
"I trust you... it's the rest of the world..."
"You sound like me."
"Hm," he sighed softly as he stood from their kiss and looked out over the edge of the railing, "What do you think the future holds for us, Hiei? We have no where to go. It'll only be so long before we have to leave here, but we can't go to the Makai, or Karasu will find us, I just know he will."
"Then we'll kill him," Hiei shrugged.
"You don't understand Hiei. Karasu isn't the only demon I've betrayed in my lifetime."
"Who else is there?"
"Well... I suppose the one that you need to be warned about first would be the demon lord, Yomi..."
"What exactly did you do to him?"
"I used him for a bed-toy..."
Hiei growled low in his throat, he always forgot that Kurama had a completely different life before he was even born.
"I stole from him..."
"...betrayed him...blinded him..."
"It's a longer story than I care to recall at the moment."
"If I'm going to fight him one day, I should know as much as I can."
"What are you talking about? There's no way in hell that you can go against Yomi. He's not only the Lord over a third of the demon world, he's an S class demon. Even I might not be able to defeat him. I can't let you anywhere near him, and there's no way that he's getting anywhere near you."
"Where do you think we're going to live? We can't exactly stay here."
"... I don't know... I didn't really think that far in advanced."
"Then we should think about it now. Once Yukina is gone... I don't think I can stay here."
"You know we have to leave before that, right?" he whispered to his love softly, wrapping him in his long arms, "I mean, they can't know that our aging has slowed to a tenth of theirs."
"How long do you think we have?"
"...I don't know, we can't even let them become suspicious... probably ten years tops. After that, we can move, maybe Genkai will let us live with her for a while, but we can still see your sister from afar... I'm sorry, Hiei, I never meant for you to have to leave your sister like this."
"We're not leaving yet. I have time. Ten years is a long time."
"You know, Hiei," Kurama smiled sweetly, "spring break is almost here."
"I was thinking, if you don't mind, I'd like to introduce you a little more thoroughly to the Makai."
"And how exactly are we supposed to do that? What about Botan? She could barely get us over there for an hour."
"That was doing it by somewhat legal means. How do you think Karasu used to come and go as he pleased?"
"Hn, you're trying to get us in trouble with the spirit world, aren't you?"
"I'm not necessarily 'trying'," Kurama hummed with a smile on his beautiful face.
"Why do you want to go there?"
"I'm from the Makai, I naturally feel more comfortable there, and I'm sure you didn't mind when we spent that time in one of my hideouts. Don't forget, I have a lot of hideouts to show you, too."
A lecherous smirk appeared on Hiei's face as he pulled the redhead in and kiss his mate.
"Yes, I suppose we could do that as well," he pulled Hiei in closer, inhaling his lover's scent as they kissed again. He loved these moments where they could enjoy just being together. Taking in everything that was Hiei: smell, taste, touch, sound, sight... everything about Hiei was incredible to him, "We should go back in before we get too out of control out here."
"You're trying to distract me, aren't you?"
"I'm not necessarily trying," Hiei smirked, stealing another kiss.
Okay, I had a plan to continue this in a completely different direction, but I think I've inadvertently dragged this story on for far too long, so I'm ending it here with at whimper of an ending. There may be an epilouge eventually, but I want to post other stories, but I really need to finish up the ones I've already posted.