LoveAnime18: After much badgering from Queen-chan, I present chapter 3. Seriously, she was constantly telling me to update this fanfic. I finally had the time to work on it. I will say now, I lied. What happens when Moriko is drunk is in the next chapter. I had no intention in writing this chapter in the beginning, but something compelled me to write it in the end. So if you were wondering what was going on with Kurama while he was out of the room, this is what happened. This chapter (as well as the next one) is in Kurama's POV. Why? You can't have a drunk person who can't remember what happened explain the story XD
As a note to some of my friends, I went out of my way to have Kurama chuckle and Botan giggle.
You guys know who you are. XD
Disclaimer: You can call it a rude awakening for me each time I realize I don't own YYH.
Rating: T (For the mentioning of alcohol, above all else XD )
Tell It To Me Straight
/Yuu Yuu Hakusho Story/
I opened the refrigerator door to see what Yuusuke had to drink. Moriko asked for apple juice, or rather, I refused to let her leave the room and had myself get her a drink. I knew Moriko wouldn't admit it, but she was having fun with everyone, even if they were drunk, which I suppose annoyed her most. She was most annoyed with herself for having fun with drunks, which she always had a bad representation of.
True as it is reckless for everyone for taking shots, but I suppose after that last mission from Koenma, it was much earned relaxation.
When I took a careful look around the fridge I see the Urameshi residence does in fact has apple juice. Moriko will be please I thought. I took out the carton of apple juice and walked over to the shelf where the cups were. I opened it up and I see there were no cups. I wondered for a second where they could be, and when I turned around I saw them in the sink. Stacks of dishes piled high. By the looks of it they haven't done the dishes for at least a week. I mentally sighed to myself; I walked over to the sink and turned on the faucet. If I didn't do the dishes, who would? Keiko-san perhaps, but she hasn't been over in a while since we've been on that mission. Just this once, I'll spare Yuusuke the definite wrath he would face by the hands of Keiko-san, and do the dishes for him.
I silently laughed to myself at the mental image of Keiko-san and what she would do to Yuusuke. I knew I shouldn't have laughed, but anyone would be amused, someone who has taken down some of Makai's toughest youkai to offer, is on a constant loosing battle with Keiko-san, a human girl no less.
"There you are Kurama-san," I heard a voice say from behind me. I turn around to see Botan standing by the doorway.
"Hello Botan-san," I smiled. "What brings you here?"
"Moriko was gonna try to escape, so I took away this option from her," Botan replied. "It's obvious you wanted to keep her there with everyone's company. She wasn't too happy about that fact." I chuckled to myself, Moriko knows me far too well.
"Kurama-san, if I may ask, why are you doing the dishes?" Botan questioned. I looked down at the dishes, I've finished about a quarter of them so far.
"There weren't anymore cups, and since I know Keiko-san would get upset with Yuusuke, I decided to do the dishes, besides this gives Moriko more quality time with her friends," I replied.
Botan giggled a bit, "Yes, I do believe she will enjoy the quality time she will be spending with them."
I continued doing the dishes and Botan spoke of random things that were going on in Reikai lately. She even spoke of what she believes was a blossoming relationship in Reikai between Koenma and Ayame. I asked if she had any solid proof of the matter, but she kept saying how you could never have solid proof when love was involved. There was no doubt in my mind at that point; Botan was the hopeless romantic type. Those type of people believed that love could never be explained.
"Speaking of relationships Kurama-san, how are you and Moriko dealing?" Botan asked.
"Fine, we continue to have a good healthy friendship. We have no real quarrels, which I suppose is up for you to decide if it's good or not," I replied.
"C'mon Kurama-san, you know what I mean," Botan said in a slightly whining tone.
"Botan, there is nothing between Moriko and myself beyond that of a friendship level," I said, I placed another plate on the dish rack. With this dish I was just about done, just two more to go.
"Liar," Botan stated, "Didn't the two of you just go on a date the other day?"
"Botan, we were working on our class project and we were at my house. How can you possibly call that a date?" I asked, I grabbed one of the clean cups and poured the apple juice and walked up to Botan.
"Fine, use your logic, but you know you like her," Botan huffed and turned around and headed to the door. I was about to follow, but she stopped and faced me again. "And you know, she likes you to."
With that Botan walked out the room and I stood there for a second, wondering why Botan was suddenly telling me this. I decided on not worrying about it too much and walked out the kitchen and quickly accompany Botan once again.
When I caught up to Botan, she had the biggest smile on her face. I wasn't sure why, and she wouldn't tell me why. I decided not pressing the matter anymore. She would tell me, if she would really want me to know, I concluded.
I looked at the glass of apple juice. Moriko was very fond of apple juice and I never quite understood why she liked it so much. Apple juice was sweet, but besides brownies, she never really went crazy for sweets. Whenever we go out to eat, while everyone was ordering soda (or in Yuusuke's case, an attempt for coffee), she would always order apple juice. Yuusuke once made the stupid mistake of taunting her for ordering apple juice, and we could leave it at Yuusuke had a good amount of bruises that lasted for quite some time. But for whatever reason Moriko enjoyed apple juice, she was thoroughly thrilled whenever she was able to have some.
I will admit to thinking it was cute when I would sit with her at lunch watching her drink her apple juice. When she was bored, she would blow out the straw and make bubbles, which entertained her enough to sooth her boredom.
It was then my thoughts were interrupted and I was hearing voices from the living room, "Keep her pinned down." Followed by a maniacal laughter; no doubt it was Chrisis. And if there was one thing Moriko taught me, it was to fear Chrisis' maniacal laughter. It always meant she was up to something no good.
"Here," I handed Botan the apple juice and sprinted to the living room.
"Kurama-san?" Botan said my name in a questioning tone as I handed her the glass. I didn't pay too much mind to it though, after all, if I knew Chrisis as well as I thought I did, then I know she's doing something terrible, and if my suspicions were correct then the person that is in trouble is Moriko.
From afar I could see Kuwabara bending over, it definitely looked like he was pinning someone down. When I reached the door I saw Moriko pinned to the floor, compliments of Kuwabara and Chrisis, and Yuusuke shoving alcohol down her throat.
"Moriko!" I yelled, when I saw her in the condition she was in. Yuusuke stopped pouring alcohol into her mouth and Kuwabara and Chrisis quickly got up. Moriko turned her head slowly over to face me, but she didn't seem to hold consciousness. I ran over to her.
"Moriko are you ok?" I asked. I inspected her body's condition. I sighed when I was able to deduce she didn't have alcohol poisoning. I swiftly picked her up and placed her on the coach.
"Riko-chan!" Botan yelled from the doorway. She dropped the glass and juice spilled all over the floor, along with the glass in pieces, but Botan didn't care at that point. She jumped over the glass and ran over to my side to see Moriko's condition.
"Is she gonna be ok?" Botan asked, I didn't answer. I turned around to face Yuusuke, Kuwabara and Chrisis. I wasn't happy at all. This was incredibly dangerous. Someone could have gotten extremely hurt here. I didn't speak for a bit, I just let the anger in me dwindle down a bit, so I wouldn't be yelling. Yelling wouldn't accomplish anything and it won't make Moriko in any better condition. Besides, for these three, me not yelling was the best way to handle the situation, they will be more frightened with me not yelling than yelling since it is to be expected to yell. This is what would fall under the saying, "Cruel and unusual punishment."
Yuusuke jabbed Kuwabara in the side; obviously, Yuusuke wanted Kuwabara to do the talking. He was the most likely not to say something to agitate the situation even more.
"Uh… it's not as bad as it looks like…" Kuwabara managed to say.
"How so?" I asked.
"Well you see… uh… I'm not sure…" Kuwabara confessed. He knew there was no way of getting out of the situation they put themselves in. I could quickly come up with various scenarios, which beats out any of theirs in a matter of seconds.
"We were just having fun," Chrisis explained.
"Lee-san when people are just having fun they play a nice game of "Risk" or talk about their day. What you did here was endangered someone's life," I replied. My voice was flat and monotonous; I simply stated what I believe to be fact, though I knew no one in the room could argue anyway.
With that aside, sometimes I really do wonder what kind of twisted thinking goes through Chrisis' head. From my conversations with Moriko, Chrisis never put too much thought into her actions or ever think ahead. So there's no way for Chrisis to be a diabolical genius. I decided on leaving this train of thought at, Chrisis simply enjoys tormenting her friends, simple as that.
"Well, it's not like Hiei is completely innocent," Chrisis said. "He was here the entire time."
"Lee-san don't blame your actions on Hiei, besides he's not even in the room now," I replied. Chrisis turned her head to only see the windowsill completely vacant.
"Something terrible has happened! Hiei abandoned us!" Chrisis exclaimed.
"Leave it to the shrimp to ditch us," Kuwabara complained. I know for a fact Hiei would never join in helping them. Hiei left for the reason so he wouldn't have to deal with the mess that Yuusuke, Kuwabara and Chrisis are in now. Going off to a secluded place to where he couldn't possibly be bothered. Hiei expects me to figure this out. This was his way of saying, "Keep me out of this."
"Riko-chan!" Botan exclaimed from behind me. I turned around quickly to see Moriko slowly open her eyes. I kneel down so I'm eye level with Moriko and I brushed my hand across her forehead. I smiled. By the looks of it, Moriko was going to be just fine. I was relived at the thought.
"Moriko, are you alright? How are you feeling?" I asked. I can't say I was particularly ready for what was to come when Moriko was able to respond.
LoveAnime18: And once again, I leave you with a cliffy. Why? 'Cuz I'm evil and I know it XD
But I did keep my promise with this chapter being longer. (It's about 4 pages on Word.) Next one should be decently long.
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