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Chapter Black

“I could go for some coffee.” I yawned. Yusuke, ever the gentleman, yawned loudly without covering his mouth. “Yeah, ever since we got back from the Dark Tournament, all I want to do is sit and watch daytime television. There’s something about Judge Judy’s voice that lulls me into sleep. Even ambien can’t do the […]

Departing Hanging Neck Island

It was Yusuke’s turn now and electricity all but crackled throughout the arena. The now customary chants of, “Kill Yusuke,” made their rounds around the expanse of the arena. The younger Toguro’s muscles seemed to contract and expand with each breath in anticipation of the upcoming battle. Yusuke, no longer afraid, stood proud and ready […]

The Finals Begin

After a day of moping about, we found ourselves at the brink of the finals. Our team sat in total silence behind the gates that would bring us into the arena. When our names were announced, we were met with a chorus of jeering, and don’t get me started on the dramatic entrance of everyone’s […]

We’ve Only Just Begun

Author’s notes: This chapter contains character death. For those die hard Yu Yu Hakusho fans, you’ll notice that this chapter begins with the Yu Yu Hakusho opening theme “Smile Bomb” being played on the radio. When Yu Yu Hakusho was aired on television, this episode was the only episode that played said opening theme. Running […]


We had the next day off in order to prepare for the semifinals if you can even believe that this whole damn tournament could possibly even be jam packed into the span of two weeks, especially given how long it feels at this point. The feeling of change was so palpable in the air at […]

Corruption of the Tournament Committee

I glanced from Hiei to Genkai to Botan seriously. We were all in the team’s hotel suite alone this morning. I had kicked everybody else out. Hiei is a very private person, and, no doubt, he wouldn’t want everybody to know that he was struggling to use his dominant hand right now. “Well, you’ve done […]

First Round

Just over two months had gone by since Yukina’s rescue, and, today, we were meeting at the boat that would take us to fight in the Dark Tournament. Kurama, Hiei, Kuwabara and I were literally surrounded by demons who would be boarding the tiny ship with us. All that’s missing now is a certain boneheaded […]

Things Fall Apart

The trail of human and demon bodies littering the ground inside the mansion indicated that I was going in the right direction. I stepped over them carelessly, paying them no mind. The only thing that I could think of, the only thing that would calm my mind would be to see Kagome alive and well. […]

Sixth Sense

Did I ever mention exactly how little I enjoy running? Well, today, I was getting my work out that way, and I couldn’t be more pissed off about it. Not to mention that we kept getting interrupted one way or another. This time, the interruption came from Yusuke’s communicator. Somehow, he didn’t miss a beat […]

Ch- ch- Changes (Turn and Face Them)

Hiei and I led the three human spirit detectives through maze castle. Between my own keen sense of smell and Hiei’s jagan eye, the “maze” was nothing more than child’s play. I found my mind wandering to Kagome during the times where I was leading rather than following Hiei, which was quite frequent given that […]