"Tch. I know she's around here somewhere." Hiei stood upon a building tapping his right foot impatiently. His Jagan Eye was in the process of scanning the nearby area. He had recently left the Demon Realm to do some investigating in the Human World. "This is ridiculous. I should be able to pinpoint her location easily. Is…My Jagan…being thrown off by something?" Suddenly, a cold shock overcame his body's entirety. " W-Wha? That energy…Could it be? It's been so long…I'm not sure, but it's similar to how I remember it…and familiar as well…"

Hiei left the roof in one swift unnoticeable movement. He touched ground and began to walk into the direction of the strange energy source. People stared and gawked at his bizarre appearance, to which he gave them a figurative "Evil Eye". "I despise humans. I shouldn't be walking around them." Yet he was. Something was keeping him from running or leaping at high velocities. He could only bring himself to slowly motion towards his most recent target. "Almost…She's so close…" Hiei stopped abruptly as he noticed who he led himself to. The familiar face smiled back at him politely.

"Oh, hello Hiei. To what do I owe this visit?" The fox demon's eyes sparkled a glorious emerald. His energy, while known to Hiei, couldn't possibly be the one he had followed.

"I don't have time for your nice crap, Kurama. Now where is she?"

"Hm? Yukina? I have no idea where she is at the moment. Probably spending time with Kuwabara to your dismay, all apologies."

"Junsei. Where is she?" His eyebrows began to twitch with anger.

"Oh. I should have known. Well you see…You…probably shouldn't go see her…"

"Then you know where she is."

"Hiei. Please, you should really consider going back to the Demon World." Kurama was beginning to turn as red as his hair, his forehead burning with sweat.

"Tell me where she is. You know I won't hesitate to slit your throat if I must."

"Couldn't you just find her yourself? And you're making a scene! Please, this is a children's preschool we're standing in front of…"

"I couldn't care less what those brats think of me. And I wouldn't waste a second of my energy on her, I just have to find her. What's the matter, Kurama? Hiding something from me?" Hiei stared furiously at Kurama until he began to shake. Out of the corner of his eye, Hiei noticed something tugging at Kurama's shirt. "Huh—Is that? It can't be!"

A little boy no taller than two feet with a red wool fox-eared cap looked up shyly at Hiei. When their eyes met, he grasped Kurama's shirt and pulled it over half of his face. His gaze never left Hiei's face. The boy's eyes were unnaturally large, and glowed a bright golden yellow.

"Those eyes…You and Junsei…I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU!" Hiei threw a punch so fiercely that toddlers and their parents scattered from the area in less than a heartbeat. Kurama tilted his head gracefully so that the fist barely missed his left cheek.

"No, you have it all wrong. I suppose you might as well go see her now. He sighed.

The boy continued to look up at Hiei.

"Good." He looked down at the child. "What?" He glared at the boy, but instead of flinching again, he simply kept staring. His mouth was a gaping hole and his eyes looked as if they were going to pop out of his tiny head.

"Uncle Shuichi…He…"

"Shh. Not now, Chiashi." Kurama patted him on the head sweetly and grabbed his hand.