Disclaimer: Don't own Yu Yu Hakusho, but I like to imagine what I would do if I did. But Orochi is my character.

Author's note: Special thanks to i-eat-midgets and Death101- Fox Version for reviewing. As for your review Death101, you'll just have to wait and see.

WOW! I didn't mean to take a long break. I got so caught up with school and then i had final exams. But i'm done with school and I'm adding the next chapter!


Chapter 3: Torture

"Let's go slave, your master is calling you," were the words that woke Kuwabara up. His eyes slowly opened to find Orochi standing in the doorway. He tried to procrastinate, stretching, yawning, slowly getting up. Anything to stop him from going with the demon. Finally, Orochi had enough, walked over to Kuwabara, grabbed him by the hair, and dragged the human out.


"Well, well, well, look who has arrived". Kuwabara dreaded hearing that voice. It was the voice that had kept him awake the previous night. The voice that haunted him when he finally went to sleep. The voice of his best friend. The voice which now belonged to a monster.

"Well, aren't you going to greet your master?" Kuwabara kept his mouth shut. He still couldn't believe the sight before him. For a second he believed this could be a dream, but he knew better

"Greet your master," which was now being said through gritted teeth. Starting to get angry, Kuwabara, out of pure anger for the situation he was in, replied back.

"Go screw yourself, Urameshi," came the respone. He didn't yell it, but the darkness in his tone could not be mistaken. He was expecting Yusuke to slap him, but instead Yusuke walked around Kuwabara, who suddenly felt a sharp pain in his back. Looking behind him, he saw Yusuke had a whip in his clawed hand.

"You were saying, human?" he asked, his monotone voice almost scaring Kuwabara. The human didn't know what to do. On one hand, he wanted to try and snap his best friend out of it. But he knew more pain would come if he did do something.

"Good morning Urameshi" he said, not quite giving in. He recieved another lash on his back. Even though he had a shirt on, it still hurt like hell. He could hear the other demons around the room snickering.

"I told you not to call me that human name. If you think a whip is the worst I can do, try me. You will talk nice to your master" the demon said. Kuwabara spit on the ground near Yusuke's feet.

"I'll call you what I want and since you're Yusuke Urameshi, that's what I will call you". Kuwabara could see the anger flowing in Yusukes face. But it was soon replaced by a smirk. The smirk that was starting to give Kuwabara shivers. What was he planning? He found that out all too quickly when, in a second, he felt his shirt sleeve roll up and pain quickly came to him. Yusuke had dug a claw in Kuwabaras skin and started to drag it downwards, blood flowing down his arm. Kuwabara started drawing in quick breaths not wanting to show any fear. He couldn't lose. As he felt the sharp nail leave his body, he felt relief. Bt it didn't last for long as Yusuke did the same thing to Kuwabaras other arm, except this time, Kuwabara felt the sharp claw touch his bone. He felt tears well up in his eyes at the pain. He had to.....for his life.

"Good...morning........master" he said, through broken breaths. Suddenly the pain stopped as Yusuke stood in front of him.

"That was all I asked. Now you will know better than to cross me," Yusuke said, throwing a piece of cloth to Kuwabara, "Clean yourself up and get to work. Go outside and start chopping some wood. I want a fire for tonight".

Kuwabara quickly picked up the cloth and wiped his arms, which were leaking blood. After a couple of minutes, the blood stopped coming out and he headed outside. He was surrounded by trees all around. Seeing an ax nearby, he picked it up and started to chop. But after the first swing, he dropped it, almost landing on his foot. The loss of blood that his arms suffered made him weak. He suddenly felt the back of his shirt life up and sharp pain ran through it. He then heard that voice.

"Now that wasn't your best shot, human. I know you can do better than that". Kuwabara felt four more claws dig into his skin and drag down. He couldn't handle this. Not only was the pain unbearable, but the fact that his best friend was doing this was insane.

"Please, Urameshi...Yusuke, please stop this. Just...remember who I am".

Kuwabara felt the pain stop. Had Yusuke broken through? Had he finally defeated the evil these demons had instilled in him? When he turned around, he saw Yusuke walking back toward the building, Orochi waiting near the door.

Through the rest of the day, Kuwabara chopped down a couple of trees and cut the trunks to make fire wood. He didn't know what time it was when he was called in, but the sun was setting. As he entered the building, he saw Orochi and Yusuke talking. Yusuke cut off his sentence and focused on Kuwabara.

"Great job today, human. Go back to your cell, your dinner is waiting for you there. You'll need rest for tomorrow". Kuwabara didn't acknowledge the demon at all. He just headed straight down the hall.

"Human? Are we forgetting something?" In an instant, Kuwabara felt a sharp claw touch the body tensed and, almost like a reflex, Kuwabara said, "Good night master". He hated to do it, but he didn't need any more scars on his body.

"Good boy" Yusuke said, patting Kuwabara on the shoulder and went back to talking to Orochi.


Kuwabaras dinner consisted of a slice of cooked meat and water. It wasn't enough, but Kuwabara welcomed any food he was brought, as he hadn't had anything to eat all day.

As he lay on the cold floor, he started thinking of what had happened that day. He had been tortured by his best friend, or who he thought was his best friend. Yusuke had caused all of these scars on his body and Kuwabara, for the first time in his life, was scared of Yusuke. The demon never showed any remorse or emotion when hurting him. Would Yusuke really kill him without knowing? These thoughts circled Kuwabaras mind until he fell asleep, sending him into the only peace he had all day.


Kuwabara quickly woke up as he heard his cell door open. He didn't know how long he slept, if it was morning or night or what was planned for him. But his eyes widened in horror as the figure walked in the room.

"No, please. Get out". But Yusuke drew closer, his long raven hair not moving an inch as the demon closed the gap between him and Kuwabara. The human dropped to his knees, on the verge of tears.

"Yusuke, I don't care if you kill me. I'm not going to die calling you-". A clawed hand cut off Kuwabaras sentence and he looked up, seeing Yusuke had kneeled in front of him. The first thing he saw when looking at the demons face were the fangs protruding from the mouth, but as he got to the eyes, Kuwabara got one of the biggest shocks of his life. Tears were forming at the eyes.

"I'm so sorry Kuwabara," Yusuke said, repeating the phrase like a broken record. He threw his arms around his human friend and cried into the bloodied shirt. Kuwabara wasn't sure what to do except cry and hug his friend back.


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