STRAY Ch. 5 The OgikiKurama awakens the next day to find the woman cleaning in the small kitchen across the room.STRAY Ch. 5 The Ogiki by TheInnerFanGirl
“I hope you slept well,” she said turning towards him smiling, “today I’m going to kill you.”
Kurama chuckles, “I’d like to see that. By the way, that book was rather boring. I found it completely useless.”
“Well then, perhaps I have underestimated your intelligence. I apologize; I assure you it was a mistake I will not be making again. Now, find something to eat, you will be running most of the day.”
Deviously giggling, “fun…”
He followed her outside and around to the rear of the cabin. She halts and grabs his hand.
“Don’t move,” she said calmly.
An enormous plant shoots up from the ground around them.
“This is an Ogiki. It’s very deadly and very smart. It responds to movement and aggression, it will attack anything but its master.
STRAY Ch. 4 Round one is yoursThe female demon is outside placing seeds in the trees Kurama cut down the day before and helping them to begin growing and healing. Kurama walks up behind her.STRAY Ch. 4 Round one is yours by TheInnerFanGirl
“I apologize to you and your trees for my carelessness.”
“Thank you…… Let’s venture into an old part of the woods today, away from my house where you can’t destroy any more of my scenery.”
They begin jumping through the trees, racing, matching one another’s speed and acrobats move for move until they reach a sizable clearing in a shadowy part of the wood. This was a very old place where the dying trees were unstable and fall to their own weight. The nameless one extends her rose whip and lashes out at Kurama. He extends his own and the two begin to battle. Hopping from tree to tree he sees that the whip can be used not only as a weapon but as a tool to swing from. The thinning old trees fall left and right with every step and leap taken
STRAY Ch. 3 Rose WhipThe next morning Kurama awakens to the sound of a loud crash outside the cottage. He exits the front door to find a large, very old tree fallen to the ground. The female demon stands several yards away w/ a long vine in her hand. She turns towards him and w/ one quick whip of the vine she lassos his left hand and begins to draw the vine back using her energy dragging a reluctant Kurama. He grabs the vine w/ his right hand and attempts to break it.STRAY Ch. 3 Rose Whip by TheInnerFanGirl
“That’s pointless. You can no more destroy that vine than a fly can destroy a spider’s web.”
The vine gently unwraps from around his wrist and returns to its true form revealing a beautiful red rose.
Handing Kurama the rose, “The red ones seem to be the strongest. If you truly are an animal of the spirit world you should have no problem harnessing your energy and releasing bits of it into the rose. Try forming it into a whip. Length is your choice.”
Kurama concentrates fo
STRAY Chapter 2 IntroductionsI know who you are.” She said interrupting. “You are Yoko Kurama, the spirit fox. Demon thief. A stray.”STRAY Chapter 2 Introductions by TheInnerFanGirl
Kurama replies, “I only do what I must to survive.”
“Liar. You do as you please and steal anything that peaks your interest. Now what I don’t understand is how someone who is as cunning and stealthy as you are supposed to be got caught and wasn’t prepared to fend off a few low class demons.”
“This form is still new to me.”
“And yet you’ve managed to gain quite a reputation….”
Kurama giggled seeming please as though her remark was meant as a compliment. The woman returns to her table and sits facing Kurama. He asks, “What is your name?”
“That’s not important right now. Getting you well enough to leave my house is. Unfortunately I can’t let you go until you are fully healed.”
“I’m sure I can manage.”
“Leave now and you will be back
Four-07: Seven Minute Lull - Part 2 Initially, Amaya worried that learning about nearly being possessed would have troubled her too much to properly focus on cooking. However, once Yukina showed her the layout of the kitchen and told her what they would be making, she fell into the familiar, comforting rhythm of cooking with someone. The busywork served as a welcome distraction, allowing her mind to drift to other, less stressful topics. “Hey, Yukina? Do you mind if I ask you something?”Four-07: Seven Minute Lull - Part 2 by yukidragon
Yukina looked up from the tofu she had been chopping with an inquisitive hum. “No, I don’t mind. What is it?”
“I was just wondering,” Amaya said slowly. “Are you and your master the medical staff for the…” She faltered for a moment. “This… Spirit Detective agency thing?”
Yukina blinked. “Not really. I don’t work for King Yama, and neither does Master Genkai. Spirit World only allowed me to stay in this world pretty
Four-07: Seven Minute Lull - Part 1 Botan made her way to the guestroom at deliberately slow pace to give herself time to think about what she wanted to say to Amaya. Even if the Spirit Detective failed to hear her shouting things that Amaya was not ready to learn about yet, the reaper had no doubt that the earlier battle would be a pressing concern for the teenage girl. Botan knew that she to provide damage control and encouragement, but she found herself faltering on both fronts thanks to her own worries.Four-07: Seven Minute Lull - Part 1 by yukidragon
All too soon, Botan arrived at her destination. She hesitated outside the guestroom, staring at the vague shadows through the rice paper screen. A quiet sigh slipped from her lips, her warm breath creating a cloud of thin white mist in the cold night air. She was forced to admit that it was too much to hope she would find some form of inspiration by simply delaying the inevitable.
Botan straightened up and raised her chin as she summoned all the good cheer she could muster. If nothing else, she
Four-06: Sixth Sense Irokafue was dead – Kurama made certain of that. When he destroyed her remains, the tattered scraps of the blue, red, and yellow demons burst into white flame before disintegrating to ash.Four-06: Sixth Sense by yukidragon
With the threat gone, the anger that fueled Kurama’s transformation began to wane, but the sight of his companions’ injuries ensured that enough would remain should he need the power of his yoko body again. He had completely reverted to his human state by the time he joined Botan at Amaya’s side. “How badly are you both injured?”
Botan held a red handkerchief that used to be white over the wounds on Amaya’s face. She raised her eyes to Kurama and gave him a weak smile. “I’ll be alright I think. No broken bones at least. I’m more worried about Amaya. What that witch did to her face was horrible enough
Four-05: Go for Broke - Part 2 When Botan chose to come along on the mission, she never dreamed that she might become a hostage. It had never happened on previous cases, despite the fact that she was no fighter like Yusuke, and had little means of defending herself when compared to the former Spirit Detective and the others. She had a few tricks, but none were of use against a surprise attack from behind.Four-05: Go for Broke - Part 2 by yukidragon
Botan had stopped not far from the warehouse where she left her companions, with the intent to retrieve her oar and fly away with the boy. A searing pain struck her back sent her sprawling to the ground with a ghastly scream, forcing her to drop the boy. She nearly forgot about him completely when she realized her clothes were on fire. She frantically rolled around on the ground to smother the flames that ate away at her jacket and sweater, burning her flesh underneath. She had barely snuffed out the blaze when two stron