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Chapter 1

"Haraheta" cried a certain golden eyed boy.

The Sanzo party had been traveling for 1 day and would soon come up on the next village, and Goku had for the first time complained about being hungry.

"Wow! I can't believe you survived this long without saying that" replied a sarcastic Gojyo as he took a long drag from his cigarette as he looked over to the small boy sitting beside him.

Goku growled but said nothing, wincing as they hit a bump.

Gojyo noticed this but decided that it was nothing, until he saw the monkey wince again as they hit several bumps.

"Hey… you ok there monkey?" Gojyo asked worry evident in his voice.

Hakkai who had been listening turned around to look at Goku and just in time to see him wince again as they hit some more bumps.

"Is your back hurting you Goku?" Hakkai asked in a worriedly voice as he looked at their youngest member, slowing Hakuryuu to a halt as he decided to check on why Goku kept on wincing.

"I'm fine… I think…" Goku said as he felt a sudden jolt of pain as he jumped out of Hakuryuu so that the jeep could transform back into a little white dragon.

By this point, Sanzo had noticed his charges constant twitching and flinching and also was worried – though he refused to show it.

"Take off your shirt Goku" ordered Hakkai as he motioned for Goku to sit in front of him so he could check his back.

Goku nodded and removed his shirt, only to reveal to large blood splats on his shoulder blades. This took his three companions off guard as they saw the large gashes that marred their young companion.

"Goku!" Hakkai said in a worried voice as he began cleaning the wound. "Why didn't you tell me that you were injured?" he said in a sickly sweet voice sending shivers through Goku's spine.

Goku looked at the three with a confused look on his face.

"Because as far as I remember… I didn't get injured" he said as he felt another jolt of pain as Hakkai began to put some healing ointment onto his back where the injuries must have been.

Hakkai, Gojyo and Sanzo all looked at each other than to Goku who continued to bite his lips to keep from making noises of pain.

'We need to get him to the next town, and quickly' thought Hakkai as he told Hakuryuu to transform and for everyone to get back into the jeep. Then he sped away towards the next town. He was worried about Goku and how he hadn't complained about any injuries and apparently, didn't realize that he was injured. It was quite worrisome.

As soon as they got there, they booked the only room available and told Goku to again, remove his clothes so that Hakkai could check on them.

It had gotten worse. The gashes had gotten bigger and now you could see Goku's shoulder blade bones poking out of his skin.

'What is happening?' thought Sanzo, Gojyo and Hakkai as they saw the bones begin to shift once again.

They had no clue that things would get weirder in the coming days.

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