".....................a fox, stealing, those stuffs. He had to live. No other option. But he was mad, cruel, and heartless. Had some thief with him too -- they were about -- ugh, I can't remember. But they make up a group. Yeah, he had yellow eyes and white hair. He was a hermaphrodite, I know. So, he's older than what his looks are suggesting. Yeah. That was life in Ma - his place. You think for yourself, do it yourself. Might is right. So, by all means, do unto others. He had to live. He didn't know what. Just no straight means. You live dirty and survive or you live honestly and die."
"So, he never fell in love?" Miyuki asked suddenly, interrupting the deafening silence. She sat cross-legged beside Kurama who was tossing some leaves to the fire absently. He stood leaning on a tree passively.
His green eyes reflected the fire, but his eyes were somewhere, not merely in the fire, but somewhere deep within it, like he could see some things the people in the circle couldn't. "No. Never."
"Nice story, Shuichi," Shizuru complimented brightly. The lad seemed so touched with his story that he almost looked sad. "Who's next?" She moved her eyes to the people in the circle. Beside her to the right was Genkai ,her legs crossed. Then Miyuki, followed by Yukina sitting neatly, Kazuma who was leaning his elbows on his knees, Koenma, sucking his pacifier as usual, Botan, leaning on a tree, holding both her knees in her arms , then Michiko sitting sideways, Yusuke, standing, his fingers on his belt loop and Keiko, who kept her gazes on the ground most of the time. Then Kurama was on Shizuru's left side, also standing . The gathering had actually started, as soon as Michiko Takeda had arrived. Yumiko and Hagire Nishimoto had not yet arrived , but it was eight, so they left a note for them in the temple . Michiko was clad dirtily, almost like a beggar on her torn dirty uniform.
"What about you, Shizuru? Do you have anything to tell us?" Yukina put in, beaming. She was sitting neatly cross-legged. Her red eyes complimented her kimono beautifully.
"Uh -" Shizuru paused, noticing everybody looking at her. "Why not you instead of me?" Everybody turned to Yukina.
"Uh, yes, of course. I want Michiko to remember us all, in wherever world she's going. " Her eyes softened, a sign of happiness and sadness combined visible in them. Slowly, she began to narrate, staring at the bonfire in the center. "Some time ago, some place away.....uh, there was a a girl, a lady, a woman who wished for children. Her wish , sooner or later, was granted and she conceived two kids, um, twins in other words but, unfortunately, her town refused to accept her other kid because it was a boy, you know , the so-called forbidden child. --" she stopped in her narration to look down on her hands. "So, uh, the baby ended up being thrown away, much against to the mother's will. No sooner than that --" she sighed. Her voice was beginning to break down, and it was evident she was fighting back the tears. "the mother died. But before the boy was thrown, she had managed to put a necklace on the boy with her tear as its only adornment and that necklace should serve as an emblem. And so, the boy was lost and no one knew if he lived and...... "
" And ? What happened to his sister?" Michiko asked softly. They were supposed to tell stories -- scary or funny stories -- but, instead, they began to tell sad stories and appeared, judging from their faces, like it was true and really happened.
She saw Yukina tug on her chest, holding something under her garment. "She's safe and fine, but...........sad.............. she's still looking for her brother, but is always failing."
Kazuma leaned over and covering her hand with his. Yukina's delicate hand was small but he squeezed it lightly in his which was broad. "I'll help her look for her brother."
All of them were silent. Michiko nodded in understanding. Kurama went on throwing pieces of leaves on the fire. Keiko kept her eyes on the ground.
"Don't she worry! I think I know who her brother is!!!" Miyuki chimed in suddenly in her usual happy voice, watching Yukina closely.
Yukina's face brightened. "Honto ni ?"
Kurama began to sweat, looking up sliding his gaze from Yukina to Miyuki, then back. It caught Yusuke's attention too. They exchanged looks. That Sakuwa always surprise them. The way she spoke, the way she seemed to be willing to do anything just to return that joy in the sorrowful face of Yukina ............. she'll do everything, undoubtedly. And that girl knew so much she was not telling -- and one of those might be the real identity of Yukina's brother, who was, unmistakably right there, somewhere there behind the trees, ready to strike any minute to the creature who knew too much.
"What do you mean?" Botan inquired, one brow slightly raised.
"Oh, I mean I --" she saw Kurama at the corner of her eyes, staring
at her back attentively. "I --"
"Are you gonna share us a story?" Kurama joined in. He tossed one last leaf to the fire, then, straightening himself, crossed both arms over his chest. He displayed a look which he hoped Miyuki understood. "Your story? Tell us everything, then."
Miyuki nodded skeptically. "Uh, yeah, sure, no problem. But what should I tell you? You must have heard everything from the newspapers already."
"Say something we don't know yet," Michiko advised.
"What about how it all started?" Koenma suggested.
Miyuki shrugged. "Uh, yeah, whatever. It's all like this --" Before her statement could finish, a hand tapped her lightly on her left shoulder. She swallowed, but nobody seemed to notice the creature behind her, for he clad himself in darkness.
"Remember the deal, Sakuwa?" the voice hissed at her. The scroll
flashed right in front of her face, rolling down and highlighted
a part in the deal of her restrictions, yet, no one in the circle seemed
to see it but she alone. "Can't you read that?? " he snapped at her, knocking
his knuckles on her head. " 'I don't talk to anyone about anything unless
allowed by and if there be any case that I do, the deal will automatically
be invalid, '" he quoted in a childish mocking voice.
"What?" Kazuma asked impatiently. "Aren't you --?"
Kurama and Yusuke exchanged glances once more. They were able to sense another ki, but neither of them was certain if it still who it belonged to. Then came another one overlapping the other. Then came another. In fact, they could feel so many presence of ki, but neither of them said a word about it. Yusuke bent his head to Genkai and opened his mouth to say something, but the older woman cut him off with a nod.
"Sumimasen," Miyuki muttered unmindfully. "But -I-uh- can I pass?"
"No--" Shizuru started.
"Just let her be," Genkai interrupted.
Shizuru threw Kazuma a dry look. "Nice job, Kazuma."
Kurama watched at Miyuki suspiciously . Miyuki was muttering under her breath, like she was actually talking to someone which Kurama's eyes could not see. Just then, Yumiko arrived, clad in a dark brown cloak which was drenched, her hair messy and uncombed. Her arm was wrapped with with a piece of cloth, and her other arm was bruised with marks of blood all over. Wait. Both of her arms were bloody. What the heck happened??
"Sorry I'm late," she mumbled casually, taking a seat beside Keiko. Botan looked down on her hands instantly. Koenma's brows knitted worriedly. Kurama , Yukina , Keiko and Shizuru watched her in awe. Kazuma's jaw dropped. Yusuke and Genkai remained passive. A little smile spread in Michiko lips, but she hid it back.
Kurama cleared his throat, removing his coat. He tossed it at her. She gave it a quizzical look before wearing it, a flabbergasted expression readable on her face. "By the way, people," Kurama began again. He gave a quick brief introduction to Yumiko about the people in the circle. " And this is my guest, Yumi --"
"SHE'S ALIVE?" A voice bellowed suddenly, cutting Kurama's introduction .
Michiko sat up, looking to various directions, recognizing the voice. "Hiro? What the heck are you --?"
Yumiko recognized the voice too. She stood up, gritting her teeth. "You again?? Show yourself!!!" Keiko tried pulling Yumiko back to her seat, but Yumiko remained standing.
"This is not the contract I signed!!!!" Miyuki screamed to no one in particular. Keiko sent Shizuru a *very* astounded gaze who was also in a condition of puzzlement.
Sasaki appeared slowly, revealing himself from the darkness, right in between
of Michiko and Botan. His olive hair was long, dark and flowing. A smirk
was written on his face. "I'm invited, ain't I?"
"Wow," Shizuru breathed out saucily. "A knight in shining armor, ne?"
"No," MIyuki mumbled thoughtfully. "It's not shining. It's rusty."
"No, you're not," Michiko informed him icily , standing up too, putting both hands on waist, ignoring Shizuru's icy comments.
"Yes, he is," Yukina corrected, gazing at the guy thoughtfully. "I invited him twice. Right, Mr. Nishimoto??" She released the pendant she was clutching with a fraction of puzzlement her face did not show. Genkai is right. They're gonna fight when I saw them. Yet, a little hope came into her eyes as she stared out at the guy, grinning at her gratefully. Could he be my brother?
"You know him?" Kurama asked. He was impartially sharing an expression most of the people in the circle were : surprise.
"HIRO??! " Yumiko yelled in disbelief, clenching both of her fist. He's alive. The dunce is alive. The last person she had expected to be within those metal apparel was Hiro, the gallant Hiro, Kentaro's former warrior. "How could you?? I'll kill you!!" But as she said out the acrimonious words, questions poured in her head. Hiro was not the type of creature who would slay a lady for a wealth or power. But one inquisition sat still in her mind : Why? And if he would , on whose name and honor would he be fighting for? For what did he attempt to obtain her life?
Kurama and Yusuke stood still, but kept on guard at the newcomer. Kazuma was leaning to Yukina, asking questions. Keiko and Shizuru stared and watched innocently. Only Genkai sat calmly with no trace of surprise discernible on her face.
That Nishimoto captured almost everybody's attention that no one noticed
Miyuki slipped away from the circle.
"I didn't sign anything like this," she insisted at the speaker who pulled her from the circle.
He knocked his knuckles once more in her head, shouting, "Hello?? Anybody there? Can't you see your signature right there, simpleton?" He pointed at her signature done so messily.
Miyuki bit her lower lip irritably, trying hard not to lose her patience. The guy was treating her like an idiot. He placed his elbow on her head. bouncing the scroll like a yo-yo in from her face. "Of course I can see my name, nitwit," she retorted hotly, although there was not much light to allow her to see her name the speaker was referring to. "But you're making up things! You just added those moronic restrictions --"
"Baka! What made you think I'll do something like that?" He stopped bouncing the scroll.
"Well, you're --"
"Ok! So what if I did add up those things? Are you going to quit the deal?" he fluttered his hands to her nose, letting her see the newcomer stand wickedly beside Michiko, facing the dirtily clad girl whom he called as "Ayane."
Miyuki scowled in defeat, seeing the scene that played before her. "No,"
she muttered in defeat. The speaker laughed smugly that gave Miyuki the
urge to turn and bite his nose. But she did not. The speaker rapped his
knuckles on her head, humming to himself, bouncing the scroll egotistically.
Michiko gasped, feeling the tips of the blade threatening her skin. "Go, Yusuke!! Take Miyuki with you!!! He'll kill both of you!!! And don't mind me, Yumiko!"
"Shut up!!!" Sasaki boomed, pressing the blade to her skin deeper. "I'm
not following any agreement. I'm taking you!!" But actually, he was not
certain of what to do next. If he did not follow Yomi, he might lose his
Miyuki patted the hand on her shoulder. "You hear that, nitwit?"
"Yeah .So what?" he asked in a loud dumb voice.
"Don't so me!" Miyuki snapped vehemently. She was clashing the notion not to turn around and pound the speaker. She grabbed the scroll in annoyance. "Do your job!"
She could feel the speaker frowning, but he gave in. After a minute, the
metallic garments of the guy peeled off, much to his aghast, and he almost
fell down. The boomerang that hung on his waist fell on the ground too,
with a gentle thump against the grass. But he managed to hold on to Michiko
Botan gasped. "Damn it! He's the one who attacked me!" She canted closer to Koenma for protection.
Koenma stood up behind Yumiko, holding her back. So, that's why Botan came wounded, he figured out silently. He held Yumiko by her elbows. "Yumiko, quit this, please," he pleaded softly in her ears.
But the girl did not seem to have heard him. Her face lit up in witnessing the metal strip from his body and fell on the ground with a soft clank. He looked helpless and vulnerable without his metals. She just like the sight of that. He's going to be tasty, she mused with much delight. She couldn't wait to sink her teeth into his skin. "Let's fight. Hiro! I challenge you!!" She waggled Koenma's hands off, but he held her tightly.
But the guy was shouting like a lunatic gone loose from an insane asylum. "Yomi!! How could you?!" He kept repeating . Only his metallic boots were left, protecting his heels. Yomi was talking to him in his mind, but Sasaki could see a sneer clearly carved on his face. He was saying, "What?? I gave you one last chance didn't, I? For the last time, Sasaki. Do your job or loose your boots!"
Sasaki shut his eyes, veering his head to different directions, clumsily
releasing Michiko. Michiko fell on the ground but Yusuke quickly went over
to help her up. Yumiko went over to Sasaki slowly, despite Koenma's refusal.
Koenma stood up, holding Yumiko back. Yumiko stopped, in surprise, but
went on again, shrugging his hands off. Thankful for the wind for blowing
her hair in her face, she blushed. She had presumed it was Kurama who was
holding her and had failed to recognize the voice. Nonetheless, she shook
his hands off. If Hiro finds out my feelings for Koenma, then Koenma's
life will be in danger.
"I've done my job, Ms. Sakuwa! I'm taking you!" the speaker wheezed at Miyuki. Miyuki nodded, closing her eyes. She did not know what the speaker meant by 'take her with him ' but it sounded fearful enough for her own eyes to behold. Before, the thought of leaving Ningenkai seemed a brilliant idea, but as she watched out the people who were composed in the circle, she felt otherwise. She felt sorry she had signed something as that but was sadder in losing Michiko. Sometimes, she just had to sacrifice. A vision of her obasan showed up in her mid. She did not know the time would come that she was going to think of her obasan in longing. The speaker's hands clasp on her shoulder , bringing her back to reality. But to her surprise, she hear a loud snap. She opened her eyes once more and saw a katana hit a the trunk of the tree beside her.
"You're not taking her anywhere," a calm voice stated rigidly. The voice was familiarly cold, but it comforted Miyuki. She failed to see the owner of the voice, but she knew he was there. Hiei and his katana were inseparable.
The corner where the speaker stood was suddenly filled with a dim light. The people from the circle shifted their attention from Ayane -- Hiro battle to Miyuki and the speaker who was holding her. Kurama was shocked, not merely because of Hiei's intervention, but because of Yomi who was clutching Miyuki's shoulder.
"What the bloody hell are you doing here, Yomi?" he asked in astonishment. Things were happening so fast, he was having a hard time catching up . The wind suddenly blew, so harshly and so suddenly. Ayane shuddered, feeling the air touch her skin. Her attention was diverted from Hiro and to the wind. She knew her master intend to come, and was able to sense his presence. The wind grew stronger and stronger that the fire dwindled like a waning moon until it snuffed out completely. Some grains of sand troubled their eyes, and most of them, either shut their eyes completely, or was busy rubbing the dirt off. And so sooner, fogs appeared, wrapping them in its dark soothing curtains. They could barely see each other, but the fogs was perceptible - it was a glow of something gray or white. Then, it revealed a man, a comely lad in his teen years, with dark eyes and dark hair.
Yumiko, who was holding onto Koenma when the wind blew, fell down her knees. "Shujin --"
"Yumi --" Koenma started, looking from Yumiko to the lad she was bowing to.
"Do your job, Ayane," he cut in sharply at the lass whose head was bowed politely on the foggy ground. "Don't let me down." He averted his dark eyes to Sasaki and Michiko who was sprawled on the ground with Yusuke by her side, his arms around her protectively. He heard an affirmative answer from Yumiko who was behind him.
To one side of the grove, Hiei and Yomi ,who were engaged in a fierce confrontation, was interrupted by the lad's arrival.
"You're not invited, Mr.," Shizuru stated coldly. The lad gaped at her, his face unchanging. Shizuru crawled back, as Kurama stood in front of her protectively.
"Do you know who you're talking to?" the lad asked solidly.
Kurama sent Shizuru a meaningful glance on the corner of his eyes, but Shizuru reply proved she did not get it.
"No, I don't and I couldn't care less," Shizuru replied sourly.
The lad grunted and appeared to be hurling something at Shizuru. The girl hid behind Kurama and the lad withdrew his hands wordlessly. His gaze concentrated to Yusuke, Michiko and Sasaki in front of him. Yusuke shielded Michiko with his arms.
"Come with me, Sayuri," he beseeched kindly at the girl whose eyes were wide.
Sasaki managed to stand up, attempting to lunge at Kentaro. The lad threw out one hands at the side letting out fogs. Sasaki froze as the fogs swaddled around him. He wriggled free, but all in vain that he fell on the ground again. Kentaro was going to throw his hand again, but Yukina ran forward, her arms outstretched before him in .
"Please don't kill him," she begged, looking at the lad in her big red eyes.
"Yukina--" Kurama and Shizuru started. Shizuru tried to scramble to her, but Kurama stopped her. Kurama caught the sight of Yumiko sauntering hesitantly.
"Yukina, no!" Kazuma yelled at her.
Kentaro noticed her too. "I said do your job!" he snarled, without facing her. Yumiko nodded but was evidently hesitating . She shifted her gaze from Keiko to Botan and to Koenma. "Enma's son, fool!!!!" Then he diverted his attention back to Yukina again. "Out of the way!" He flung out his hand and flames came out. Kazuma rushed to Yukina and carried her with him. They rolled on the ground. The flames hit Sasaki's body which was slouched on the ground. Sasaki cried out in pain.
"Traitors," Kentaro muttered under his breath.
Just then, Yumiko surged at Keiko, the one nearest her, binding her to the ground. Keiko shrieked in astonishment, but was helpless in Yumiko's hands. Yomi took the opportunity and dashed out, but Kentaro caught him in his eyes, and , casting his hand, he let out another fog that wrapped around Yomi, suspending him from any movement. Looking astounded, Miyuki sat still, chewing on her nails, seeing the speaker slumped some feet away from her. Kurama exposed his whip, ready to strike at Yumiko, but the girl held Keiko, her face nearing Keiko's neck, threatening to bite her at Kurama's move. Hiei quickly rushed to Miyuki and took her with him.
The lad threw out his hands in exasperation. "I said Enma's son, Ayane." His attention swiveled back to Michiko and Yusuke. "Come with me, Sayuri," he repeated, watching at Michiko with interest.
"NO," Michiko shook her head, her eyes wide with fear.
"You were mine before," he said calmly, his voice kind and tender. "Remember?" The fogs beneath his feet compressed, rippling like wave. It became clear , so clear, that it reflected the sky like a mirror yet it rocked like water gently, covering the ground with its crest. And, casually, he narrated his story.
The lucid waves within the circle became still, then it rippled to reflect a place, a site somewhere from the past.
He introduced himself as Kentaro, a good friend of Raizen, some centuries ago. They ruled Makai peacefully. Until jealousy erupted between the two that they began to fight for supremacy. Ayane was actually Raizen's slave, but when Makai was in chaos from Raizen's aggression, Kentaro grabbed the opportunity of that and abducted Ayane as he fled from Raizen's winning wrath. Then came his aspirations to rule Makai alone -- and the coming of Hiro, the wanderer who was said, according to the oracle, to be destined to bring him fame and glory. The Hiro that met him was absolutely worthy enough to be the Hiro the oracle was referring to, no mistake, so after their contract was over, Kentaro offered him once more if he was still willing to serve him. But what Kentaro really wanted was Hiro's services -- for life --, as an assurance of power and glory. So, he brought him Sayuri, his dear lover, with the main intentions of cheating Hiro. Sayuri, for her love of Kentaro, agreed to be the bait. All went according to Kentaro's will : Hiro bit the bait, falling in love with Sayuri and resolved to serve Kentaro for life, swore to sacrifice his life for Kentaro's name and vowed to be loyal to him all his life and even unto death. And no sooner than that, the wanderer turned- gallant warrior did prove the oracle correct. However, Kentaro's plan did not truly work - Sayuri , who was just supposed to be fooling Hiro, fell in love with her victim, and had decided to confess everything to him all about Kentaro's schemes. But before she had the chance to do that, Kentaro had paid a shape shifter for the assassination of Hiro. Two reasons were valid enough for him approve of the slaying -- Hiro had stolen from him two things : Sayuri and glory -- both of which were meant to be his. So he ordered Ayane to deal with the shape shifters for plot, but portraying Raizen as the assassin. Nobody knew about it, and as soon as the mission was accomplished, Ayane ate the shape shifters as ordered by Kentaro, with the aims of avoiding the possibility of publicizing her master's offenses and faults. He had made her vow not to tell a soul, and to say the very same pledge Hiro had declared. But the girl did not follow his commands, unless he adds more pledge, a heavier one, and Kentaro settled for it. The girl proclaimed a vow that bonded them together, forming an unexcelled ties between the two of them.
"So, you, see, " Kentaro went on, eyeing at Shizuru . "If Ayane is invited, then, so am I --" turning to Ayane, he added," ain't I, dear Ayane?"
All eyes went to Ayane, who looked down, not at Keiko , but to the ground. She could feel everybody look at her, but what mattered for her was how Koenma would look at her now that he heard the truth. Koenma shook his head in disbelief.
"You betrayed me, Ayane," whispered Michiko between sobs. Ayane shook her head, as if saying something her mouth could not get to let out.
Then, the fogs reflected a girl and a lad, engaged in fervent kissing without a pause. Yusuke restrained his eyes, recognizing the lad as no other than Kentaro himself , and the girl resembled ...... Michiko.
Kentaro grinned. "See?? Isn't that you and me, right after Hiro died?"
"And you betrayed me, Sayuri," Sasaki managed to mutter.
Michiko buried her face on Yusuke's chest, crying. "Please, stop it! Stop!!!" she screamed, covering her ears with her hands..
Kentaro threw out his hands in exasperation. "DAMN YOU. PEOPLE!! Can't any of you get it?? Both of you betrayed me!"
Sasaki snickered in his place. Even Yumiko's attention was captured . Her concentration on her dinner was interrupted in seeing the reflections of the past on the water-like fogs within the circle.
Kentaro laughed., a laugh which Michiko had expected would follow but had dreaded to hear. " I was so in love with you, Sayuri. That was the main reasons I had ordered Hiro dead."
"What?!" Sasaki managed to shout.
Kentaro shifted his gaze to Yomi. "But because there were some creature out there who was too foolish enough not to mind their own business ..........." he cast his hands at Yomi. Hiei quickly sprung to Miyuki and took her with him as Kentaro and sent sparks at Yomi. Yomi cried out in pain. "Are you going to wipe this hellish smile off my face, Yomi??"
Sasaki staggered to stand up, just to see his boots peeling off. Kentaro laughed even more.
"Hiro, I didn't know you're had retained you're stupidity, " he made a face. "Before, I thought you'd figure out it was me who had you murdered, not Raizen. How do you think Raizen would know your weakness is your heels? Didn't it ever occur to you there's an inside job?? You were too weak and frail! A shape shifter finished you off!!!!" His words erupted to a harsh laughter.
Sasaki's eyes widened. He trembled with rage. "What?" But Kentaro finished him by throwing out his hand to let out another spark that hit Sasaki by his heels. Sasaki lay, lifeless. Yukina watched, her eyes filled with tears as Kazuma held her. Hiei grunted curses , his hopes to finish the iron man himself vanishing .
"I didn't even have the chance to know if he's my brother," Yukina mumbled softly. Her head fell on Kazuma's shoulder.
Kentaro laughed menacingly. " I challenge anyone of you to fight me."
Yusuke was standing up, but Michiko held him, shaking her head as she pulled him down. "No, Yusuke. Those who fight that bastard has failed to be any different from him - a blood thirsty feral shit ! " Michiko spat out angrily.
"And we couldn't care less !!" Shizuru added.
Botan sneaked a glance at Koenma, who was looking solemnly at his hands. A shadow of sadness passed over his comely face. "So, Mr. why don't you just bug off and leave us alone?" Botan muttered in a sarcastic voice. She hated to see Koenma that way.
"And don't ever think of taking Michiko with you," a voice joined in. It was Miyuki, beside Hiei. They were on one end of the grove concealed under a tree.
"Only Yumiko is invited and that's that," Yukina added.
Immediately, fogs lashed around Michiko, Shizuru , Miyuki, Botan, and Yukina. "SHUT UP!!!" Kentaro exploded furiously. Shizuru fell ,but Kurama caught her. She was gritting her teeth as the ropes of fogs tightened around her body, until finally, she screamed in pain. Kurama roamed his eyes around the circle. Yusuke was holding Michiko, trying to untie the fogs unsuccessfully. Kazuma was doing the same. Hiei was withdrawing his katana , but the fogs remained squeezing Miyuki. Koenma was kneeling down beside Botan. Only Keiko was spared, but she was doomed to be Yumiko's dinner. Kentaro roared. He was getting the upper hand once again! "Now! Let's play a game. If you defeat me, you can take those girls back. Otherwise, they'll be mine -- forever." And with that, Kentaro laughed again.
Kurama gripped his fists. Kazuma slammed his knuckles on the ground. Yusuke's eyes were burning with fire, witnessing Michiko assuring Yusuke that she was fine. "Please don't fight him ,Yusuke," she whispered softly. "He's a bastard and you know it." Yusuke hushed her, but shook his head.
"That's it!" It was Yusuke. He stood up, after comforting Michiko, a stern expression on his eyes. "You know, Kentaro, in my fantasy world, no one , absolutely no one is allowed to hurt my princess and those who dared do so should be ready to pay. We have to finish this once and for all!"
Even Hiei had began his strides to Kentaro. Meanwhile Genkai noticed Koenma
was flipping a piece of paper on his fingers , contemplating on his thoughts
absently. Genkai crossed her arms over her chest, watching the scene play
Yumiko watched as a glint came to Kentaro's eyes. She did not like the idea of those girls meeting the same fate she had. It seemed like she had one important decision to make. Then she shifted her eyes at Koenma. He appeared to be in the same steps as she was.
Kentaro's eyes were blazing. He had made a good move to trigger their anger. He knew one thing :
The greatest weakness of a man is a woman.