Hell Hath No Fury

Chapter One

Disclaimer: I do not own Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, but it's nice that the real owner shares. The quote "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" belongs toWilliam Congreve.

Yako drags her feet across the wooden floor of her quiet apartment. Not bothering at all to turn on any lights, her heart and stomach are begging her sore, tired body to make it to the heavenly light of the opened refrigerator. The only light she has been dreaming about for the past hour as she lay in bed trying to force her body to move.

As she is almost to the kitchen, the sight of Neuro's vacant room catches her attention. Stopping completely from her journey to the refrigerator, she and her sidetracked mind wander to his room; a room with only a portal and nothing else to remind her of her sadistic demon partner. Not that it takes much for her to remember him. His presence is consuming and overbearing, and his memory is enough. Though his memory is what brings sadness creeping into her heart.

Neuro has been gone for a little over a month and, although that month may not be as long as it seems, his attentions have been slipping from her for quite some time. Even before he had left for Hell. A day doesn't go by when she doesn't think of how much she misses their awkward, tense moments after their brief but rare kisses; awkwardness she thought unbearable at the time. Now the memory of them seems more heavenly then the light from her refrigerator.

Yako has learned to become nearly fearless over the years. Just last night she had taken a beating while assisting in a murder case, yet she showed no fear, only courage. Still, only the thought that her demon might not ever come back has her weak in the knees.

Yako slips out of the room, slowly shutting his door. Avoiding looking at such a process, as emotional as she feels right now, even such a simple act of shutting a door makes her feel as if she is closing the door on all possibilities of him ever returning. Sliding down the length of the door, Yako sits on the floor bathed in darkness, drawing her knees up to her chest and wrapping her arms around her legs.

"This really… sucks," she says, burying her face in her arms.

Neuro sits at a big, long dark table, impatiently tapping his un-gloved demon fingers as other demons ramble on and on about things he no longer wants to hear, has never wanted to hear, and has made it clear to everyone that he still absolutely does not want to hear. The fact that they still go on about these things is a blatant act of disrespect to him. So much so, that even if he had all the patience in the world it would have been long ran out by now. Even so. There is none left.

With this thought, Neuro stands up and with speed and ease flips the marble table across the large meeting room, paying it no mind when it smashes against the stone wall and crumbles into nothing more then black dust and crumbs.

"Enough!" He shouts menacingly.

"Sir, we have not finished with this lecture," says a haughty demon sitting cross legged in a luxurious cushioned chair at what would have been the head of the table. That is, if that table still existed. Neuro chuckles humorously at the demon's statement.

"I've been aware of that for quite some time," Neuro says, combing a claw through his rich colored feathers. The demon stands from his seat, angered.

"If you have any pride and/or respect for your and the demon nature you will remain here and finish this lecture!" The demon says, finishing with a shout. Neuro meets the demons eyes.

"The only reason I'm here is out of pride and respect for demons," Neuro says through gritted fangs.

"That being said, we being demons and being above else, we should be able to pick who we see fit as our bride." Neuro says calmly, easily regaining his righteous air about him. The demon looks to the floor, no longer able to come up with a valid argument.

"We are done here. I must not keep my mortal waiting any longer. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," Neuro says cheerfully as he formed into something more human.

"Not quite, Neuro. Hell can not contain the fury of a woman scorned," says the demon, meeting Neuro's eyes in earnest concern. Neuro meets the demon's eyes briefly accepting the meaning behind his words.

"Then they'll just have to get over it, won't they?" Neuro says, shrugging then heading for the exit.