A/N: This chapter will be all about the child's parents. Enjoy!
"I think we're far enough now," panted Hiroshi.
"I'm tired of doing this. I don't want to run for the rest of my life." said his girlfriend, Kimi. They have been a couple for two years and kept their love a secret. However, that ended a month ago when Takara's mother found them being rather intimate in Kimi's bedroom. Her mother became hysterical when she found out that she was pregnant and told her that she was no longer allowed to see Hiroshi. Since then, Kimi put up with the physical and verbal abuse from her mother.
"You slut! How could you sleep with a monster, knowing that his kind killed your father? The moment you give birth to that abomination, you and I will kill it and pray to the Merciful Goddess for forgiveness!"
Kimi knew she couldn't stay to long. Her stomach was getting bigger and her mother grew impatient to kill her unborn child, which became obvious when her painful treatment was directed toward her stomach, rather than her face. When Kimi was nine months pregnant, she packed a small bag and left at dusk to meet Hiroshi. Both Hiroshi and Kimi became outcasts in their town. Even the villagers were trying to kill them; Hiroshi for being a youkai and Kimi for the hanyou child growing inside of her. So they ran and hid in the woods for Kimi to give birth to a baby boy, whom they named Haru since he was born in the spring. That was six months ago. They could never return to their town, so they traveled east on foot. However, neither of them had money and had to steal in order to feed themselves, which landed them in their current situation; running from angry shop owners.
"I know we can't do this forever, but until we can come up with a plan, we don't have much of a choice." Hiroshi informed. Kimi laid down a blanket and sat down with her sleeping son. His peaceful face always gave her a reason to smile. Hiroshi was about to accompany her on the blanket when he sensed something. "Youkai…" said Hiroshi.
"Yes. You have to go now."
Kimi quickly got up and ran as fast as her legs could take her, waking the baby with the sudden movement. Hiroshi took a fighting stance. Three youkai walked from the trees.
"Well, well, well. What do we have here?" said the assumed leader of the three. He had short, spiky hair, olive green skin, and bright green eyes.
"From the sweet smell of fear in the air, I say someone's missing from the party," said the youkai to the right of the olive green one. He had purple skin, blue eyes, and long, blue hair.
"I say we should pay the little human a visit," said the grey-skinned youkai with black eyes and black hair to the left of the leader.
"Don't you dare," Hiroshi said with a snarl, "What do you want from us?"
"Well," said the assumed leader, "We don't take to kindly to youkai that turn against their own race to be with humans."
"So? What's it to you? Why do you care?" asked Hiroshi.
"Care? I don't care. To be quite honest, I just want a snack and your little runaway girlfriend smells sweet enough to eat." The leader answered.
"Well, if you want to get her, you'll have to kill me first."
"My pleasure, traitor."
Meanwhile, Kimi ran until she couldn't run anymore. Her heart was racing and her mind was reeling. Haru continued to cry in her arms.
"Shh. It'll be okay, Haru. Please stop crying." she pleaded. However, Haru kept crying. Kimi was getting worried about Hiroshi. He hasn't come back for them yet. Kimi decided to keep running just in case the youkai heard Haru crying.
"Damn it!" yelled Rikio, the purple-skinned youkai looking at the rather large gash across his chest. "That bastard cut me real good with that damn knife of his."
"He was a youkai. He was powerful even without that knife. Luckily, there were three of us or else he most likely would have killed us." said Torao, the olive-skinned youkai.
"Yeah. You know what they say, there's strength in numbers." said Zoki, the grey-skinned youkai. "I gotta admit though, he was a tough one and that knife he had hidden in his boot was kinda cool. I'm gonna hold on to it."
"Whatever. Our snack is getting away. We should get going if we want to catch her." said Torao. They ran into the woods, allowing the sweet aroma of fear guide them to the runaway human, until they heard the sound of a child crying.
"Wait, she has a kid with her?" asked Rikio.
"Yeah, but who cares? More food for us." said Zoki. They ran with lightning speed to find the tasty humans and caught up with the Kimi.
"Where do you think you're going, my delicious little meal?"…
A/N: I know this chapter was a little short, but I just wanted you readers to know my characters instead of them being killed from the gecko. So please be kind with the reviews and I hope you keep reading