Chapter one: Inside the Sprit Detective Japan's daily life
Summary: Twenty-five years after the Three Kings arch, the position went world wide as demons spread farther. Now there's multiple Sprit Detectives in different countries. One of these Detectives is Akane Urameshi. She has to balance her school life, her Detective life, her personal life, and her growing love life, all with a new threat on the horizon. And when Yusuke Urameshi, a man she calls "father", gets involve with the Detectives again, her life is about to come crashing down.
Disclaimer: I don't own Yu Yu Hakusho. If I did, more then likely there would be a bit of Yaoi in there (Not much. Probably just Hiei and Kurama getting together.)
Akane carefully opened the back door to the small two-story house, wincing when the old hinges creaked slightly. She paused for a moment, and let out a breath of relief when her father didn't come down. She silently shut the door, back to the living room as she gently flicked the locks in place.
Akane jumped when the bright lights flicked on, spinning around with wide eyes. "Dad!" She gasped, resisting the urge to slam herself flat against the door.
"Your way pass curfew, Akane." Her father stated. Akane glanced at the clock and winced.
"Dad, I swear I had no idea it was three! I went out to a club with Kiba. There was this stupid bit- girl there, acting all high and mighty. I might have let it slip that I was better at fighting and she got all pis- mad and we started fighting and my watch broke. I figured I was only an hour late. I'm so sorry, Dad. It will never happen again." Akane pleaded. That was partly true. Kinda. Her watch was broken.
She cowered under her father's glare.
"You're damn right it won't happen again. Because you're grounded. No TV, no phone, no going out, and you're to be at the shop right after school. Now, to bed with you." He watched as Akane scampered off. He noticed how she refuse to show her back to him and the light scent of blood on the air. "Keiko," Yusuke Urameshi sighed as he hear his daughter sneak into the bathroom before going into her room. "Where did I go wrong in raising our daughter?"
"So, your grounded? Just for being out till three in the morning?" Hikari Hirayama, Akane's best friend, whined.
"Yep. Dad's being so unreasonable about this! I mean, it was one tiny little night. And I was only five hours late. He acts like I'm doing drug, or drinking, or having sex or something!" Akane groaned. She paused. "Not that having sex is something only a slut does."
Hikari waved her off. "I don't know what I'd do if I had your father. I would die!" A pout came over Hikari's pretty face. "And now you have to work at that stupid shop. How will you and Haru be together in your young love?"
Akane stared at Hikari. "What?"
"You two are together, aren't you?"
Akane pouted. "No. Haru is way to dense. I'm always flirting and making myself look pretty just for him, but he acts like we're just friends."
"He's a demon, Kane. What do you expect from him? From what his mother tells us, it took Kurama-san three hundred years before realizing she was even there. Then he died, took a human host, helped the Spirit Detective save the human world a few times before coming back to her. And the, it took him even longer to admit his feelings. She says all male demons are like that."
Akane sighed. "I know. But sometimes I like to pretend that Haru is a bit smarter then his father."
Hikari laughed at that. "Don't we all like to pretend our chosen guy is smarter then the rest."
Akane smirked. "Speaking of chosen guys, have you been getting anywhere with Itsuki?"
Hikari blushed. "I made it clear that I want to be together. I tried everything, Akane! Do you know how long I've gone without sex, just waiting for Itsuki to pull his head out of his ass and realize that I love him?"
Akane choked on air at that. "You WHAT?" She screeched. Nobody bothered to look at them.
"I finally admit it. I love Itsuki. But he's already in love with somebody else."
"If I was you, I'd slap that bitch."
Hikari sighed. 'But I can't slap my best friend, Akane. You'd never understand.' Hikari thought silently.
Before anything else could be said, there was a shout from the doorway by a student who just happened to look out. "Kuwabara-san and Minamino-san are fighting!" The statement was repeated a few time as the classroom crowded around the door and the young teacher panicked. Hikari and Akane wiggled to the front of the crowd, watching the two boys trying to punch each other out. Akane felt her eye twitch where she saw Haru's glamour, a small spell feed by his Spirit energy, flicker as Haru was distracted.
Unwilling to lose a friend because of stupidity, Akane marched out into the hall.
"Urameshi!" She heard the teacher weakly call, followed by Hikari's much stronger "Akane!"
"Stop this, the both of you!" Akane demanded, hands on her hips. When the two boys ignored her, Akane sighed. She managed to slide in a gap between the fighting demon and half-demon, using a swift kick to Haru's stomach and a punch to Itsuki's chin, separated the two.
"Urameshi!" Akane winced when she heard the booming voice of the teacher that hated her ever since she started high school.
"Hagiwara-Sensei!" Akane and the boys said in unison. Hagiwara took in the three. Haru was hunched over slightly, arm around his stomach. His bright red hair was slightly messed up, and he had a few bruises, but there was nothing out of place. Hagiwara swore she saw the boy with fox ears and a tail when he was fighting Itsuki… Itsuki got the worse of the fight. His jaw was already starting to turn purple slightly and his right eye was swelling shut. All the damage Akane had received was a messed-up uniform, and her knuckles turning a light pink.
"Urameshi, what did I tell you about picking fights?" Of course Hagiwara saw Akane break up the fight, but this was her chance to get rid of the little pesk! "On top of skipping school, disrupting class, and bringing a bad name on our distinguished school, you are now getting involved in fights again! This is the last straw, Urameshi!" Hagiwara grabbed Akane by the arm, dragging her towards the principal's office.
"Wait, no! I wasn't!" Akane protested. The girl's friends followed them, also protesting.
"Hagiwara-San." The group paused. All but Urameshi's teacher had managed to get hold on their classes and bring them back in. "You and I both know who really was fighting." The school principal, a middle aged man, stood at the end of the corridor. "Dazai-Sama," Hagiwara began, stumbling over her words, trying to make an excuse for Akane to be kicked out.
"Urameshi, Hirayama, you two may go back to class. And please help Ito-Sensei control her class. It is her first week after all."
"Yes, sir." Akane and Hikari said in unison. Akane wrenched her arm out of Hagiwara's grasp. Hikari and Akane walked side-by-side back to the classroom, where their classmates where still talking and ignoring the teacher. Ito seemed on the verge of a breakdown.
"Everybody, sit down and shut up, or Dazai-Sensei will be in here." Akane snapped as she and Hikari took their seats. The class quieted down and Ito sent the girls a thankful look before continuing the History lesson.
Hikari and Akane settled into their normal lunch table with their lunches.
"Do you want your rice?" Hikari asked.
"As long as I get your Miso soup." Akane replied. The girls switched the bowls and began eating.
"So quite without the boys." Hikari remarked after awhile. Akane shrugged, to engrossed with her soup to really care. "Did you talk to Koemna lately?"
"After my dad went to sleep. He'll try to forward more cases to Komura-san, but I'll have to find a way to get out of punishment soon. Komura-San is about to resign, 'cause he's getting married and he wanted to spend more time with his wife and get a job that actually pays."
"Damn. So when's the wedding?"
"Next month. He invited me to come. If I can go, I'm gonna bring Haru." Hikari squealed at that.
"Oh my god, I need to pick out your dress, and we gotta get your hair and make-up done. And you need jewelry!"
Akane played with her long silver chain. "You're acting like Haru and I are getting married or something, Hikari." She joked as she pulled at the chain.
The fiddling didn't go unnoticed. "Hey, Akane, why do you always play with that chain? I never see the pendant, but everything you get nervous you play with it."
Akane dropped the chain. "I don't want to talk about it right now." She finished the last of her soup. "I gotta go talk to Ayako-chan. I have to get the math notes from yesterday, you know. When Haru and I skipped to get info from that bar?" Hikari nodded and watched Akane run off. She didn't even bother mentioning that she knew Akane already got them that morning.
Akane slammed the door open to and gasped as her knees hit the ground. She let out a few chocked sobs as she tore the chain out from under her shirt. The two items on the chain gently clinked together.
"Why mom?" She sobbed. "Why didn't you just stayed home?" She clenched the small items in her hand.
"So, what are we getting?" Keiko's face was gentle and caring as she smiled down at her daughter.
"I want to get Ayako-chan a teddy for her birthday!" The five-year-old girl chirped.
"No, go back!" Akane whispered.
"Alright." The rain was heavy, but Keiko didn't care. It was just a short drive to the store, and they would be right home.
"Turn back!" She sobbed louder.
"Can you hold there for a second, Akane?" Keiko asked, taking off her wedding rings as she felt them rub again a cut. "Where did I get that?" She mumbled to herself as she stopped for the red light.
"Mommy, it's green!"
"No, don't go yet!"
The car tried to stop, but the road was slippery. Really slippery. So it continued to skid forwards. Keiko tried to speed up to get to the end of the intersection by the time the car came. But the car, for some reason, wouldn't go faster. It started to slow, in fact. Later, it was said the car was stalled. But Akane never believed it. She had seen the dark figure standing on the corner a second before the car hit the driver side.
She had heard the doctors talking to her daddy when they thought that she was sleeping. They said that Keiko died instantly and it was a miracle that she survived. Later that night, Keiko's body went missing from the morgue.
She sobbed harder, clutching her mother's wedding rings.
"It's ok, Akane." She felt familiar arms close around her.
"Haru," She sobbed. "Why did she take me? We still had a week before I had to get that fucking bear."
A/N: Constructive criticism is welcomed. Flames will be laughed at and fed to Hiei. I know this chapter is a bit slow, but I just wanted to ease Akane in there, let her show one of her many weird sides. She has more sides and faces then freaking Sensui. And those pissed off about Keiko, her death and Akane's guilt plays a big part in this. Don't worry.
Till next time!