Summary: When Cell attacks Yusuke's family, all hell is let loose.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything except the plot. And maybe even not that.
Important stuff to remember:
Youki and reiki are about 100x as powerful as ki.
Youki can be used by anyone with demon blood, and Reiki can be used by anyone with human blood.
Youki and reiki can be used to increase one's ki, and a tiny bit of youki or reiki goes a LONG way.
Even when damped down, youki emits a palpable aura of menace detectable only by humans (people with human blood).
Ki and reiki/youki have no effect on each other.
A/N: This is going to be the last chapter for a while. I just wanted to get it posted before I disappear off the face of the planet when I go to college.
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"Telephones or other such communication device"
(A/Ns, unless it's a number, then it's a footnote)
Goku was the next to speak. "Hey! Your name's Yusuke, right?"
The hanyou turned to him. "Yeah. Yusuke Urameshi. Why?"
The Saiyan warrior grinned. "You want to train with us?"
Yusuke blinked. "Uhh…" He shrugged. "Sure, why not." He scratched his head. "I'll have to tell Keiko, though."
Chapter 5: Training Begins
A few weeks later, Goku hobbled into Capsule Corp. and nearly fell into Vegeta.
"Heh heh… Sorry, Vegeta."
The Saiyan prince stared at him for a minute. "What happened to you?"
Goku chuckled a bit nervously, scratching the back of his head. "Yusuke."
Vegeta stared. "That brat does not have that much power."
"You'd be surprised. Say, do you have any Senzu?"
A few weeks after that, Piccolo showed up on the doorstep of the Son house, asking to talk to Yusuke.
Chi-Chi looked over. "Well, he's out training with Goku and Gohan right now. Lunch is almost ready; do you want to talk to him after that?"
The Namekian warrior nodded. "That would be a good idea."
Chi-Chi smiled at him, then turned back to the food. "Great. Could you help me get this stuff on the table, please?"
Piccolo nodded again and started transferring plates, bowls, and platters from various counters to the table, which, by the time the two of them were done, was an inch or two lower in the middle than it was at the ends.
Chi-Chi stood back with her hands on her hips, evaluating the layout. She nodded once, walked to the door, (Piccolo backed out of the way) screamed, "LUNCH IS READY!" and backed up next to the Namekian.
Three figures shot through the door, slammed themselves down into chairs at the table, and promptly resolved into Goku, Gohan, and Yusuke stuffing their faces with anything edible within reach.
After the food was gone, Piccolo cleared his throat. The three at the table looked up.
"Oh, hey, Piccolo!" Goku greeted him.
Piccolo nodded in return. "Yusuke's former master approached me recently about his training."
Yusuke blanched. "Oh, man, not Grandma…"
Piccolo raised a brow at him. "She asked to coordinate my training of him with her training of her own student."
The Toushin slumped. "In other words, you two are teaming up to make my life a living hell. And Kuwabara's." He brightened. "Hey, did you see him? Tall, ugly guy with a wannabe-Elvis hairdo? Carrot top?"
Piccolo blinked. "Yes."
"How's he doin'? The old biddy can't be going easy on him…"
"He was blindfolded, actually. And apparently has been for his entire time training with her."
Yusuke stared, then burst into laughter. "Oh, God! That's hilarious! There's probably Kuwabara-face-prints everywhere!"
"I did see a few trees with dents and slashes in them."
"Yup. The Baka ran into them and started beating the crap out of them."
"Slashes?" Gohan asked.
"His Spirit Sword," Yusuke clarified.
"Anyway," Piccolo continued, pretending he hadn't been interrupted, "she suggested that we train the two of you together. Is that acceptable?" the Namekian asked Yusuke formally.
The hanyou shrugged. "Sure. Don't see why not. Grandma may be a slave driver, but she sure can knock power into a guy." He yawned. "So when do we start?"
Yusuke stood and stretched. "And where are we meeting them?"
"At her shrine."
"Sure. Meet you there." Yusuke walked out the door and headed for Genkai's shrine.
Chi-Chi looked over from where she was washing the dishes. "Who're 'Kuwabara' and 'Grandma'?" she asked.
"'Grandma' is Yusuke's former teacher, Master Genkai. Kuwabara is her current student. You know as much about him as I do."
She nodded. "Well, you'd best get going."
"Bye, Piccolo!" Gohan called from the table.
"Great seeing you again!" Goku added.
Piccolo nodded once to each of them, then left.
"So you're back, are you, Dimwit?"
"No love lost, I see, Grandma."
Genkai glared at him. "Now we just have to wait for Piccolo, and then we can start."
Yusuke blinked. "I thought we were starting tomorrow?"
"I expected you to get here tomorrow."
"Oh." He looked around, scratching his nose. "Has Kuwabara really been training blindfolded?" he asked.
"Yeah, I have, Urameshi! And I'm really gonna beat your ass this time!"
The hanyou turned to the door, where Kuwabara stood, blindfolded as expected, with Piccolo blinking at him from behind. Yusuke grinned and put a finger to his lips in a gesture for silence.
"So, tell me why you've been training with a blindfold on?"
"To train my sixth sense! I don't even have to see you now, Urameshi! I know where you are!" the baka in the doorway exclaimed triumphantly, pointing directly at Yusuke, who flapped a hand at him negligently.
"Yeah, yeah, so what? I could do that a while ago. But—" and here he paused dramatically "—did you notice the guy standing right behind you?"
(Genkai rolled her eyes. "Boys," she muttered under her breath.)
Kuwabara yelped and spun. "Yaah! When did you get there?! How long have you been there?!"
("Isn't that the same question?" Yusuke mumbled.)
"I got here the same time you did," Piccolo stated matter-of-factly. "I've been waiting for you to move so I can go inside."
Kuwabara paused. "Oh," he muttered sheepishly, stepping into the room and to the side to allow the Namekian entrance. "You're really tall."
Yusuke rolled his eyes. "Well, hello, Captain Obvious."
Kuwabara spun to face him "Well, excuuuse me! I'm working with a blindfold here!"
The Toushin snickered.
Genkai whapped him on the head. "Shut up, Dimwit. It's time to start your training."
Yusuke scowled. "You mean it's time to make my life a living hell."
Genkai turned back and gave him a Look. "Of course."
And that's the last of this you'll see for a while, until I get the time to write some more. (ducks flying tomatoes) Sorry! But I'll have too much to do at college!