Tendo Soun's sister and her husband from Canada are dead, leaving their only daughter in his care. How is a girl who is grieving the loss of her parents, concealing secrets, and brought up in a world of non-traditional values going to cope with suddenly being thrown into a chaotic town, with a chaotic family? And how is she going to get along with everyone when she has no knowledge of the martial arts?
(AN: this will turn into a YYH crossover later)
I do not own Ranma ½... only my own character, Kairi Johnson.
Akane, Nabiki, and Ranma came home from school, slipping off their shoes in the entrance. Akane was scowling at Ranma and pointedly looked away from him a moment later.
"Aw, c'mon, Akane! It's not my fault that Ukyo and Shampoo follow me around, you know! And you've gotta know I had nothing ta do with Kodachi!"
"Humph!" She stuck her nose up into the air and scowled the entire way into the kitchen.
Nabiki ignored the two of them as she flung her book bag over her shoulder and stepped into the living room. She blinked at the sight that greeted her.
Soun was in tears at the living room table, Kasumi rubbing his back comfortingly, her own expression a little sad. Her sister's expression told Nabiki that something serious must have happened.
"Daddy? What's wrong?" Nabiki asked, letting her Ice Queen mask melt a little.
Ranma and Akane entered the living room when they heard Nabiki ask this question and blinked, taking the scene in themselves.
Kasumi sighed and looked up at them. Genma was seated in the corner of the room in Panda form, his expression contemplative.
"We got a phone call today. Auntie Maya and Uncle Brendan were killed in Canada."
Akane's hands went up to her mouth and Nabiki looked down. "Oh no! Wasn't Auntie Maya...?"
Kasumi nodded. "Father's younger sister, yes. She fell in love with a tourist and left with him almost twenty years ago. They had a daughter together and since we're the only relatives she has left, the Canadian authorities are sending her to live with us."
Nabiki scowled slightly, hearing this. "Great, another mouth to feed," she muttered irritably under her breath.
Kasumi held her tongue for now, having heard her sister's comment. "She should be here in just two days. We'll have to find a place for her to sleep. She may have to share with one of us."
Nabiki crossed her arms and glared at them all. "It's NOT going to be with me!" she declared.
Akane fidgeted. "I would, but you know how the fiancé horde is always after me. I don't think she'd appreciate getting caught in the middle of an attack..."
Kasumi nodded. "Good point. I guess I'll have to do it then. Nabiki, I need you to buy another futon. If Kairi's going to be living here, we can't have her sleeping on the floor, after all."
Nabiki's expression darkened. "She's not even here yet and she's costing me money already..." she grumbled, the gears in her mind turning as she tried to think of a way to make up for the loss.
Her sisters expression turned slightly stern. "Nabiki, that's enough. She's family and she's been through a lot. She doesn't deserve that kind of treatment."
The Ice Queen muttered something incomprehensible under her breath and nodded. "I'll take care of that right now." She put on her shoes and was out the door without another word. She was trying to think of a way to make money off of their latest soon-to-be freeloader.
Kasumi smiled at Ranma and Akane. "I need to make some room for her in my room. Would the two of you be willing to help?"
The two of them nodded immediately, their previous argument completely forgotten now in the light of these recent developments. "Of course!" Ranma said. Then he looked at Kasumi curiously. "Hey, this Kairi... she wouldn't happen to be a martial artist, would she?"
She put a finger to her lower lip and thought for a moment. "Why... I don't know. I've never met her before..."
Soun spoke up for the first time, his voice quiet. "I don't think she is. Her mother was never interested in learning the Arts herself." Then his voice raised slightly, filled with grief. "Oh, my poor baby sister is dead!" He broke down into fresh tears.
Mr. Panda left the room and returned a moment later as Genma, dressed in his usual off-white fighting gi. He sat on the other side of his old friend and patted him on the shoulder consolingly as Kasumi got to her feet and started up the stairs, Ranma and Akane on her heels.
Once they were in her room and started rearranging the furniture, Akane frowned slightly. "Kasumi... how did Auntie Maya and Uncle Brendan die?"
She blinked. "I don't know. The officials never gave me any details. We may have to find out from Kairi when she arrives, but I suggest we don't bring up the subject quickly. I have a feeling she's not going to want to talk about it right away."
Ranma nodded along with Akane. "Yeah, but at least the weirdness of Nerima might help to take her mind off of it. I mean, how often does someone meet a guy who turns into a girl?"
Akane scowled at him slightly and then shook her head. "Pervert," she muttered as she pushed the dresser to the side.
Two days passed quickly when the car pulled into the drive of the Tendo Dojo. Soun, who no longer broke down twenty times a day (he had it down to ten times), stepped out of the building to greet their new resident. His daughters and Ranma were right on his tail and stood waiting for the car to come to a stop.
A man in his forties with a paunch belly stepped out, holding a briefcase. He looked at the people gathered out front and approached the eldest of them. "Tendo Soun, I presume?" he asked with a light accent.
He nodded. "Yes, sir. I am he. These are my daughters, Kasumi, Nabiki and Akane. Then this is Akane's fiancé, Ranma. Where's Kairi-chan?"
The man smiled a little sheepishly. "Kairi is in the back of the car. I have to warn you, she was not at all happy to find out she was coming here. She was hoping she could simply move in with her boyfriend, but since she is still a minor, the laws prohibit her from moving out on her own. That, combined with her experiences this past week..." He shook his head. "Please, don't take offense if she seems a little... temperamental"
Soun nodded while Ranma winced, hoping the new addition to the household couldn't call forth mallets. "It is perfectly understandable. Please..."
"Forgive me my ill manners. My name is Jordan Matthers, Kairi's social worker."
Soun nodded. "Matthers-san, please tell me how my sister died."
The man winced and looked decidedly uncomfortable. "Er... that is something you should perhaps discuss with your niece, Tendo-san. She witnessed the entire ordeal, however, so I suggest you give her a while to adjust before asking her."
The man nodded and then went back to the car, opening one of the back doors. A pretty young woman wearing a turtleneck and with mid-length brown hair stepped out, shouldering a backpack and hauling a suitcase. The others blinked in alarm when they saw a noticeable bruise on her cheek and saw she had a mild limp to her step. Ranma came forward immediately and offered to take her suitcase. She shrugged, handing it over. Akane tried not to glower at him and told herself he was just being nice.
Jordan cleared his throat. "Kairi, this is Tendo Soun, your uncle. He's going to be taking care of you from now on. Do you have everything?"
She nodded, barely keeping herself from scowling. "Yeah."
He nodded in response. "Alright, I'll leave you to get settled in then. I have to get to the offices and then catch the next flight back to Canada. Good luck!" He got into his car and pulled out.
The moment he was gone, Kairi found herself in Tendo Soun's arms as he gave her a nearly bone crushing hug. "Oh, my poor little niece!! You have been through so much! I promise to make you as comfortable as you can be!"
Ranma noticed the girl stiffened immediately and her face twisted in mild pain and discomfort. He soon realized that she must have gotten injured in whatever had killed her parents, and was probably feeling more than a little uncomfortable being hugged by a man she had probably never met before. "Um... Tendo-san? I think she's hurting..."
The man blinked and pulled away, seeming to take in the bruise on her cheek for the first time, and noticed the decidedly wary and uncomfortable expression on her face. "Oh! I'm sorry, Kairi-chan!" He stepped back and cleared his throat as Kairi sent a somewhat grateful look toward Ranma. "Now, these are my daughters, Kasumi, Nabiki, and Akane. And the boy is Akane's fiancé, Ranma."
The girl blinked in surprise and looked from Akane to Ranma. "Fiancé? You two are actually engaged? How old are you?"
Several curious looks were exchanged. "We're sixteen. It was decided by our fathers that we get married," Ranma said.
The girl sighed and shook her head. "Thank Kami I was raised in Canada and don't have that kind of obligation hanging over me," she muttered. Then she looked at them and her features set. "Listen. I'm not planning on staying long. Only a year until I turn eighteen and then I'm outta here and moving back to Canada. My boyfriend is waiting for me there, so don't expect me to get attached to anyone."
Soun looked like he was on the verge of tears hearing this, and Kasumi stepped forward quickly. "Kairi, why don't we get you inside and settled in? I'm afraid the space is limited, so you will have to share a room with me."
The girl shrugged. "Whatever." She followed them inside and looked around the living room with a bored expression on her face... until she saw the giant panda sitting in the corner of the room. Then, for the first time, a smile spread across her face and she rushed forward.
"Oh, a giant panda!! He's adorable!!" she squealed as she quickly started snuggling the animal. The panda seemed to be taken aback a moment, and then grinned and wrapped his 'arms' around her and snuggled right back happily.
Akane stared on in horror and slowly mounting anger, while Ranma's eyebrow twitched. He put down their guests suitcase and went into the kitchen, returning a moment later with a kettle of water. He scowled as he poured the hot water over the panda's head.
"Pop, you go on about honor and you're taking advantage of your form and this girl?! Geez, you're sick! She ain't even your age either!!"
Kairi looked up and let out a terrified shriek when she saw the aging bald man holding her in his arms and scowling at Ranma. She tore herself out of his grip and fell onto her butt, pointing at him in horror and confusion. "What?! How?! Why?! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PANDA?!"
Nabiki smirked. "I guess we may as well let her in on the Jusenkyo curses."
The girl blinked and looked at the Ice Queen in confusion. "Ju-what? Curses?"
Ranma looked at her. "Jusenkyo, the training grounds of accursed springs in China. Me an' my pop went there before coming here, but pop didn't know they were cursed until the both of us fell in. Ya see, whoever falls into the springs takes on the body of whatever drowned in there when they're splashed with cold water. My pop fell into the Spring of Drowned Panda and I fell into the Spring of... Drowned... Girl... Hot water changes you back to normal."
The girl stared at him for a long moment in stunned silence. She looked from the panda-man the the handsome boy standing in front of her. "You... change into... a girl?"
He nodded. "Yup." He grabbed a cup of water off the table and splashed himself with it. As Kairi watched, the boy turned into a petite and pretty redheaded girl, still with the same clothes and style of hair.
Kairi slowly got to her feet and, curious in spite of herself, she poked at his-her chest and gaped. "Holy shit! It's true!! You changed into a girl!"
She grinned sheepishly and rubbed the back of her head. "I know it must seem a little weird to ya..."
The girl laughed a little nervously. "Um... ya think?"
Kasumi came up to her and smiled gently. "It might help if you did something mundane to take your mind off of the weirdness of the situation. Why doesn't Ranma show you to my room and you can start to unpack?"
She nodded a little numbly, her brain still trying to process the weirdness of it all. Ranma, still in girl form, picked up Kairi's suitcase and started up the stairs while Kasumi started on dinner. Kairi hesitantly followed the boy-girl up the stairs.
"You owe me ten thousand yen for your futon!" Nabiki shouted up after her.
The other girl said nothing as she disappeared into Kasumi's room with Ranma. The redhead looked at Kairi for a moment. "So um... would you like some help?"
She shook her head. "I'm fine. These drawers are for my clothes, right?"
Ranma nodded. "Yup. The other half of the dresser is for Kasumi's clothes. She doesn't have many that go in the drawers. She mostly wears dresses that go in her closet."
She shrugged. "It would seem we're opposites, then. I don't own any dresses, so it evens out nicely."
Ranma blinked in surprise. "You don't... wear dresses?"
She shook her head. "I simply refuse, so if there are uniforms at your school, you can expect me to say 'to hell with it' and either go uniformless, or go in the boys uniform."
Ranma shrugged. "Man an' Ukyo don't wear uniforms, so I think you're good."
She looked up as she opened her suitcase. "Who's Ukyo?"
She shrugged again. "One of my fiancés."
Kairi stopped what she was doing and stared at her companion in shock. "One of your fiancés?? You mean it isn't just you and Akane who are engaged? You're engaged to other girls, too?!"
Ranma yelped and waved her arms frantically. "It ain't my fault! My pop engaged me to both Akane and Ukyo when I was just a little kid! I didn't find out about either of 'em being engaged to me until recently! And then there's Shampoo, an Amazon girl from China. Because I beat her in a fight an' I'm a guy, accordin' to her stupid laws, I have ta marry her."
She snorted. Ranma wasn't sure if it was in disgust or in amusement. "Should've beaten her in your girl-form then... unless you weren't cursed yet..."
Ranma shuddered. "I did beat her the first time in girl form. She gave me the Kiss of Death and tried ta kill me. Then she found out I was really a guy and she gave me the Kiss of Marriage."
She stared at him in shock again for a few minutes and then sighed. "Thank Kami I was raised in Canada," she muttered.
Ranma rubbed the back of her head and grinned sheepishly. "Well, I'm gonna head back down to the others and leave you to unpack. If ya need anythin' just call."
Kairi nodded silently and the redhead left the room.
Half an hour later, the new girl came down the stairs and went straight up to Nabiki. Ranma was currently sitting in a corner pouting, a bump on his head, while Akane glared at him. "What's up with them?"
Nabiki shrugged. "Same old thing. Ranma did something to upset Akane, she calls him a jerk, he calls her an uncute tomboy, and he gets malleted. You'll get used to it."
Kairi digested this information for a long moment and then shrugged it off as just one more thing she would have to tolerate for the next year. Then she handed Nabiki ten thousand yen. "Here ya go. Thanks for getting me the futon."
Everyone stopped what they were doing and just stared at Kairi. She blinked at them. "What? She said I owed her for the bed, so I'm paying her back."
Nabiki stared at the money now lying in her hands. "How... where did you...?"
She rolled her eyes. "It's called and inheritance. It's no big deal." Then she headed to the door without another word about the issue. "I'm going for a walk to explore this place."
Ranma stood up immediately from where he sat in the corner. "I'll show you around!" he said desperately, wanting to get away from Akane for a short while.
The girl sighed, wanting to spend some time alone, but not feeling up to arguing either. "Whatever."
A few minutes later they were walking down the street in relative silence. Ranma kept glancing at her and finally broke the silence. "Ya know, if ya like I could bring you to Dr. Tofu's clinic. He could have those injuries of yours fixed up in no time. I don't like seeing a girl hurtin' like that, 'specially if she's not a fighter."
Kairi considered and felt a stab of pain go up her side with each step she took. "Sounds good. Anything's better than having to take all those pain killers our underpaid quacks back home prescribed me."
He said nothing about her strange word for doctors and just smiled at her. "Great! Follow me!" He started off down the street when he was suddenly drenched from head to toe by an old lady who was cleaning her sidewalk.
Kairi jumped a little at the transformation. "I'm never gonna get used to that..."
Ranma shrugged. "Water tends ta find me. I'll just get some hot water at Tofu's clinic."
She tried to hide her smile at his predicament with little success, when they heard a loud cry from down the street which was coming closer and closer at breakneck speeds.
"PIGTAILED GIRL!!" the voice rang out.
Kairi turned in surprise at this call while Ranma just let out a loud groan of annoyance.
Racing down the street what a handsome young man with a wooden sword- a bokken, she thought, dredging the name up from her memory. He was dressed as a samurai and had his eyes set on Ranma.
"I, Kuno Tatewaki, proclaim that I will release thee from the foul machinations of the sorcerous Saotome Ranma!" He spread his arms, ready to enfold Ranma into his arms as Kairi took several quick steps back in alarm and confusion.
Ranma's pretty face twisted with annoyance and her fist lashed out, sending Kuno flying over the buildings and he vanished into the distance. "GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKILL, YA MORON!! I AIN'T INTERESTED AND I AIN'T BEIN' CONTROLLED BY NOONE!!"
Kairi stared in shocked confusion for a long moment, while Ranma stood trembling in rage and disgust. "Um... what the hell was THAT about? And how did you send that guy into the lower stratosphere?"
Ranma blinked as he he just remembered Kairi was standing there. "Ah, that's just Kuno. He's a freak from school who's convinced that my male and female forms are two separate people. He thinks that I'm a sorcerer who's holding my female form hostage. He's outta get both me and Akane to date him. He's just a pain in the ass. And ass for sending him into LEO, I'm a martial artist."
She blinked slowly. "Um... have you told him about the curse?"
Ranma snorted. "I transformed right in front of him and he still doesn't get it. If I'd been male when he spotted me, and I was walkin' with you, he would've accused me of cheating on Akane."
Kairi was stunned for a moment. "I didn't think it was possible for someone to be that stupid. And talk about jumping to conclusions!"
Ranma sighed. "That's just Kuno for ya. You'll get used to him. Me an' Akane both knock him out before school starts every day. But forget the moron. Tofu's is just ahead."
A few minutes later they were in Tofu's clinic and a kind looking man in his twenties wearing glasses came up to them. "Hello there, Ranma. Were you fighting again...?" Then he spotted Kairi and he frowned a little. "Don't tell me this young lady got caught in the crossfire of one of your fights, Ranma... she's not even a martial artist."
Ranma shook his head. "Nah, I'm not sure how she got those. She's Tendo-san's niece and she just moved in with us from Canada. I figured you'd be able to help her better than the doctors she went to before."
Tofu nodded in understanding. "Just sit over here, miss," he said, indicating a medical bed. She sat down and he started to examine her. "How did you get these?" he asked after a moment of checking out her injuries.
She stiffened noticeably. "I would rather not get into that," she said, her voice leaving no room for argument.
He nodded easily. "Then I shall not ask again." He stood up straight. "The bruise on your face should be gone in the next couple of days, your cracked ribs seem to be healing nicely, and your hip should be back to normal after a week. I could take away your pain with just a few shiatzu points. You would feel no more pain for the remainder of your recovery."
Her eyebrows shot up. "You can do that?"
He nodded easily. "Yes, but that doesn't mean you should do anything too strenuous. Just come back to me next week and I'll let you know when you can, all right?"
She nodded a little dumbly as he quickly pressed a few spots on her back and side. Kairi was absolutely shocked when the pain and discomfort she had been feeling melted away seconds later. She smiled in relief. "Wow, cool! Now why can't they teach the western doctors how to do that? It sure beats choking back all those painkillers!"
He smiled at her pleasantly. "Well, just come back if you have any problems."
Ranma was pouring a kettle of water over herself and turned back into his male form. "Well, we should be headed back out, Kairi. Thanks for the help, Doc!"
Tofu nodded. "Anytime, Ranma. Be careful in your fights."
Ranma nodded, gave a short wave, and led Kairi back out of the office.
"That was incredible!" Kairi said. "I never thought you could take someone's pain away simply by touching them in certain places!"
Ranma nodded. "You can do a whole lot more than just that. They're called shiatzu points. You can do everything from lockin' out a chi point, which is what I think he did to relieve you of your pain, to making someone insanely sensitive to hot or cold water, which is something that happened to me. I had to stay locked in my girl form for a few days when that happened. Damn old mummy..."
She looked at him a little warily. "I don't think I want to know..."
Ranma shrugged. "It was a scheme by Cologne, Shampoo's great grandmother, to try an' force me ta marry Shampoo. I managed to get outta it in the end, though, when I used the Neko-ken."
She blinked slowly. "The what??"
Ranma scowled a little, not really wanting to tell her about his traumatizing experience with cats, but knowing she would have to know if he went into Neko-mode. "Well, when me an' my pop were traveling around training when I was a kid, he found this technique that was supposed to be unbeatable, but he read the instruction manual wrong and..."
"RANMA, HOW DARE YOU CHEAT ON AKANE!! PREPARE TO DIE!!" a voice rang out.
Ranma's eyes widened, knowing Kairi was no fighter. "Damn! Of all the rotten timing!"
Kairi turned to see a boy leaping over a wall and throwing what looked like a bunch of bandanna's right at them... except they seemed to spin like blades and cut through whatever they contacted like a hot knife through butter. Her eyes went huge and she let out a scream. Then, before she knew it, she found herself in Ranma's arms as he leaped across the buildings.
"RYOGA!! CHILL OUT!! SHE AIN'T ANOTHER FIANCE!! THIS IS AKANE'S COUSIN FROM CANADA! THERE AIN'T NOTHIN' HAPPENIN' BETWEEN US!!"
Ryoga paused in his attack as Ranma settled down in front of him, setting Kairi down quickly and placing himself between her and the Lost Boy.
"She's related to Akane?" Ryoga asked with a frown on his face.
Ranma nodded. "Yeah, she moved in with the Tendo's 'cause somethin' happened back at home, and she's too young accordin' to the laws back there ta move out on her own. Tendo-san and his daughters are Kairi's last livin' relatives. Trust me, she and I ain't a couple! I just met her today!"
Ryoga looked a little embarrassed as he dropped his stance and rubbed the back of his head a little sheepishly. "Heheh... sorry. I just saw you walking with a girl I've never seen before and..."
Kairi stepped out from behind Ranma when she saw this new boy wasn't going to be throwing any more of those bandanna blade things. She stepped up to him hesitantly and stuck out her hand. "Um... hi. I'm Kairi Johnson."
Ryoga, upon realizing that the girl wasn't a martial artist from the way she moved, felt even worse, and was careful to keep his strength in check as he gently shook her hand. "Hibiki Ryoga. Sorry about earlier. I'm protective of Akane and..."
She shrugged. "Whatever. Nobody was hurt. Forget it."
She tried to ignore the fact that this boy had been the second today to jump the gun, rather than having the common sense to ask first and attack later. She wondered if all the people in this town were like that and sincerely hoped not.
Ryoga looked greatly relieved. If there was one thing he didn't like doing, it was upsetting a woman. Then he looked at her curiously. "You're from Canada? I've been there a few times... I think. Where abouts are you from?"
She blinked. I think? She had to wonder. "Alberta. I was right in Edmonton."
He looked thoughtful. "Hmm... not sure if I've been in that area before. I think I was in Quebec once, 'cause some guy started talking to me in what sounded like French and I saw a red leaf on a flag..."
She blinked slowly. "Um... how can you THINK you were in Quebec?"
Ryoga blinked himself, hearing this question, and then blushed up to his ears.
Ranma chuckled. "Ryoga's got the world's worst sense of direction. The guy could walk into a closet and wind up in the Oval Office."
Kairi looked at Ryoga incredulously "You're kidding... right?"
He sighed, still blushing. "Nope. It's a curse that was put on my family years ago. The sorcerer told my great grandfather that it would last for ten generations when he cast it."
She was a little dumbfounded to hear this. "Well, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I mean, if curses can exist, why not sorcerers? I can't really argue with that since I saw Ranma change into a girl..."
Ranma snickered. "Yeah, and Ryoga here changes into a little black pig... OW!!"
"RANMA!!" he roared, turning redder than a rose.
However, Kairi didn't laugh like he had immediately thought she would. Instead, when he saw her, he was surprised to see her eyes shining as she looked at him with a delighted smile on her face. "You turn into a little piggy? KAWAIIIII!!"
Ranma scowled a little. "Yeah, he uses his cursed form ta sneak into bed with Akane."
Ryoga almost blew up again but then turned white, waiting for the woman to go nuts and call him a pervert.
She blinked and looked at Ranma. "So?" she asked plainly.
Both boys fell over in total and utter shock.
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'SO'?" Ranma shouted in shock.
The Lost Boy stared at her. "You mean... you're not going to pull a mallet out of anywhere and try to send me halfway across Japan? You're not going to call me a pervert and tell Akane about my curse and that I'm her pet 'P-chan'?"
She shook her head. "Why would I do that? You're in the body of a PIG when you do it, right, so what's the real harm? As long as you don't go blabbing about her secrets or taking total and utter advantage of her while she's sleeping, what's the big deal? It's not like you can grope or feel her up as a pig."
Ranma stared at her. "But... but what about when she changes in her room when he's in there with her? Doesn't THAT thought bother you at all?"
Ryoga's eyes glazed over at the thought for a moment and blood immediately spurted from his nose. He frantically pinched it to staunch the flow.
She looked at him for a moment, a hint of amusement in her expression, and then she turned back to Ranma. "Are you guys seriously telling me that people here are so sensitive about nudity? It's only skin, for Kami's sake. I thought the West was more squeamish about that kinda thing, what with all the adult rated anime's that come from out of Japan. Not to mention, from what I've just seen, I find it doubtful that Ryoga here would deliberately gawk at Akane while she's taking off her clothes."
The boys were silent for a moment upon hearing this. Then Ryoga looked at her hesitantly. "So... you're not going to tell Akane my secret?"
She snorted. "It's none of my business. I couldn't care less if you turn into a pig and play the role of her occasional pet."
He let out a massive sigh of relief. Then he looked at them a little sheepishly. "Well, I was trying to find my way to Hokkaido when I found myself here in Nerima again. Could one of you point me in the right direction?"
Kairi shook her head. "Don't look at me. It's my first day in Japan, so I don't have a clue."
Ranma sighed and pointed North. When Ryoga started to walk south, he scowled, grabbed the boy by his shoulders and turned him around, giving him a light shove in the right direction.
She couldn't help but snicker a little as the Lost Boy carefully made his way in the direction Ranma had pushed him in. "That bad, huh?"
He shook his head. "You've got no idea." Then he looked at his watch. "It's getting late. We should head back now before something else happens. Trust me, ya don't want Shampoo or Kodachi to see us walkin' together. Even Ukyo might be a little iffy about it."
She sighed and nodded. Of course, if he hadn't come with her in the first place, there would be no need to worry about those things, but she didn't feel compelled to tell him that.
Well, there's the first chapter! This is my first Ranma 1/2 fanfiction, so please be kind. Yu Yu Hakusho won't be in the story for a long while yet, so if you're looking for them, you'll have to be patient. :) Please tell me what you think!!