|From the Hanyou's Eyes
Author: Faia Ookami PM
Part One in a series. Having spent more than fifty years in the future, a certain Fire Wolf has to return to the past to regain her family and kill the one she refuses to call, 'father'. Plus deal with an annoying wolf demon named RakuraiRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,786 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 02-02-04 - Published: 07-03-03 - id: 1346844
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From the Hanyou's Eyes
By: Faia Ookami
Thanks to reviewers:
Tamaku Songi: I don't understand how you could've known that this was Inu Yasha style. I thought I hid it well enough. Oh well, I don't think you need a life, for you read my story and I am sooooooooo happy for that. o Hehe
Dark Akumu: Yep, that was partly the part on why they fight, but you'll see why when I get my butt off the ground and write faster….
Kat: Dude, you know I love writing almost as much as you do…thanks for the inspiration.
IMPORTANT: Another key thing:
'Faiaabunai telling Kanako things'
the Yuumei speaking You'll understand this one later.
Standing in a huge clearing and with no weapon in my hands, I had no clue what I was going to do. Rakurai, on the other hand, knew how his demon abilities worked and even had two double axes that had probably killed several demons before me. I had no chance whatsoever without the Faiaabunai, so how was I supposed to win this fight?
"Come on Ama!! Let's prove that you're weaker than a fly." The white haired hanyou shouted at me before laughing.
I growled in reply and held my claws up in a boxing stance. Rakurai looked at me strangely before rolling his golden eyes and dashed towards me at amazing speeds. Right before he hit though, he extended his left claw and laughed. I gulped for my body was unable to do anything. I was frozen to the spot, afraid that he seriously could cut me in half.
He laughed some more and jumped into the air. On his reentry, both of his claws were extended and his face wasn't laughing anymore. He seriously was going to hurt me. But the moment I thought his claws would've dove into my forehead, another vision erupted like fire before my eyes. I heard the Faiaabunai say, 'Mother, fight back!' before the action of Krise killing Cinnon with the giant fireball flashed in front of my eye. Suddenly I felt a strange feeling within me, like a real fire was going to burn away my insides and erupt out of my eyes to destroy all that around me. But that didn't happen. All that happened was that both my eyes, both blind and seeable, starting to burn like heck. But it didn't hurt, it just, it felt like liquid fire was pumping my entire body the fuel it needed.
The burning kept going at my eyes while a prick of hotness touched my hands and lit in a sparkling green power. The feeling was addicting, I could tell I wanted more of this power; this power of a fire demon. The addicting fire erupting out of me and covered the ground in which I stood in a haze of light. I lifted my head to the heavens as the fire continued to surround me. My hair flew upward as if it were the fire as well. My tail wagged with great excitement as I turned my head back to Rakurai, who had landed a few feet away. He had the biggest look of shock on his face as his claws clutched together in anger. He was definety ticked.
I smiled softly as the fire around me disappeared suddenly. I knew how to use it now, and just seconds before I found out how to turn the wildfire down a notch, just so the enemy wouldn't notice. Rakurai grunted and growled. But I didn't see Rakurai standing there anymore. I saw Krise and the smirk he had when Cinnon was killed. He was going to pay. Pay for what he did to her, what he did to Crese, what he did and currently did to the Yuumei, and what he did to me as well. (Now remember, from here on out, Kanako saw Rakurai as Krise because the sudden rage on her sight altered that. So when you see Krise, Kanako is referring Rakurai to Krise.)
I stared hard at my old enemy, the one I refused to call father. He will die for what he has done to everyone who has pain. With the rage burning deep inside me, I jumped high into the sky and pressed my hands together into a ball. When I felt that familiar pricking, I opened them to find a blinding bright green fireball there. It wasn't as big as the one which killed Cinnon but it will do, for now. Listening with my ears for any sound, my one eye located where Krise was standing and I screamed. Krise looked up with his burning red eyes and smirked again. I scrunched my eyebrows down and threw the small piece of my rage at him. He easily dodged it, but only by jumping into the air. After I landed next to the large hole my little fireball created, he landed at the other end, still smirking.
He laughed a little before replying, "Well, you're learning."
"NO!! I'm not learning. I'm organizing on how to kill you."
He looked confused after that, but I paid it no heed. I growled at him again before jumping away. Shaking his black haired head (remember Krise), he crouched down with hands and feet on the ground before arching his back and jumping into the air a lot higher than before. Thinking the fireball was my only means of attack, I tried to shoot another one at him only to find it replaced by a Sai shaped fire erupting from my left hand. I raised my eyebrows before a metal weapon crashed through the dirt I was standing on like tissue paper. The sudden movement sent me flying a few yards and into the trunk of a tree. The tree broke my fall only because it broke in two. Leaves and more leaves swallowed me whole until my back stopped hurting a bit so I could climb out.
The moment I poked my head out from the dark green abyss, I saw Krise standing in front of me with yet another smirk and an axe over his shoulder. Without his knowing or mine for that matter, the Sai-like fire formed in my left hand again. It didn't light the leaves that surrounded it on fire, but it did burn the ground near Krise's feet (remember that's Rakurai). As he turned and walked some feet away, I couldn't help but wonder something. Why was he walking away from me with his back turned? So I took advantage of it the best way I could.
I jumped out of the leaves and shot a fireball at him, but he turned a moment earlier and blocked it with his axe while he threw the other one at me, hitting me square in the shoulder. I gasped in pain and flew back about 30 feet into several trees, blood leaking from the wound. I placed my hand over it to stop the bleeding before groaning and jumping back out of the underbrush. Being half demon made it easy to heal easier, I guess.
Krise suddenly came out of nowhere and punched me in the gut and made me fall back the ground, crashing into another tree. I groaned and coughed up some blood before putting more pressure on my shoulder to ease the bleeding. He walked up to me and I looked up at him.
I rubbed my head as he replied calmly, "You really need to learn how dangerous your opponent's weapon can be..."
I growled and rolled my eyes. I looked down as my tail got pulled again. I turned and there was a vine of the Faiaabunai saying hello. I rolled my eyes and looked back at Krise only to see Krise not there. Instead Rakurai stood in his place with a snooty look on his face. You know, the look the rich girls have when they're made fun of and such, but that's just in general. Nothing against anybody, if I have offended you. But anyways, his nose was high in the air and his arms were crossed over his chest. After I stood up properly with the head above the feet, Rakurai asked, "What the hell was your problem?"
"What?" I inquired.
He rolled his eyes, before saying, "You said you were planning my death or something like that. But it's amazing how you can say that, but actually suck at doing it, or should I say try to do it."
After he said that, he erupted in full blown laughter which knocked him off his feet and to the ground. I felt my anger fill me up again, but when I tried to control it, the energy started burning at the back of my eyes again. Suddenly, Rakurai's white hair darkened to a deep black and his claws completely disappeared. His fangs left as well. Without caring what or who Rakurai was anymore, I clutched my fists and slammed my right one into his unguarded mid-section. I heard him gasp and rolled to his side. I stood back up again wondering how I hurt him so badly. Well, there was no time to really give it any thought, because he quickly stood up, while holding his mid-section.
"What the heck was that, Ama?" he managed to gasp out.
Having my anger still boiling inside of me, I answered simply, "You ticked me off."
He growled and suddenly charged at me with his right claw extended at me while the other was still around his stomach. I released my hand from my shoulder wound to shake the blood off my claw. For some reason I felt no need to be afraid but yet my gut was telling me to start running. So I followed that gut and took off away from him. I heard him say, "Huh?" before following. Our demon halves were put to work as our legs moved faster and faster, passing more and more trees. My tail and hair flew from behind me as I put my arms along my side to increase my speed. I heard Rakurai shift his arms as well, as he too picked up speed through the many trees and bushes. Our clothes fluttered harshly and every so often our feet would land on something pointy or sharp, cutting the skin with ease.
I heard Rakurai growl some feet away as my gut was saying to go to the right. Through a cave. But I had to cross a small stream to get there. I thought about it before quickly making the turn and jumping into the water. Once I got to the other side, I heard some clothes shuffle before Rakurai was right next to me, not wet, but he was pretty ticked off. Before I could look into the cave or anything thing else, Rakurai growled and scratched me pretty damn hard-
-on my left side, where my blind eye was located. I immediately crouched and put my hand to the painful organ. It was burning like heck, only this time it was bleeding like crazy. No matter how my hands were arranged, the blood somehow kept flowing. I glared over at Rakurai who didn't leave, but was glancing towards the cave in a bored tone. His arms were crossed across his chest again, but this time I could see his pale arms from underneath that brown overcoat of his. From what my eyes could see, there were many scars littering both of his lower arms. Though I did wonder for a second where his axes were, for they weren't on his back or on his waistband.
I growled, not giving the scars anymore thought, and stood back up. Still with both of my bloody hands over the blind eye, I glared hard at Rakurai with the seeable one. All he did was smirk and stare at the cave with a raised eyebrow. I closed my left eye, hoping that would cease the pain some and end the bleeding. It did, somewhat. The bleeding stopped but the pain didn't. It only increased. I tried to hold back a scream by biting my tongue. Rakurai, I sensed, glanced at me and snorted. Shaking my head, I sat down on a slick and silver colored stone, still rubbing my left eye. The pain did go anyway after a few minutes, but only because I moved my hand and wiped the blood away softly with both of my already bloodied hands. I managed to glance downward where all my blood was falling to see that a few stones on the side of the cave were completely eaten away. This was weird. Not only were my tears pure acid, but my blood was over 450 degrees, melting stones in a millisecond. I heard Rakurai snort before some sort of gasp escaped from his mouth a second later. I didn't bother to look up because he never had any reasons for his doings. I knew that for a fact.
But anyways, I stood, after using some of the stream water to lightly wash off some of the blood on my hands and eye, which made some stream rise up from the extreme temperature, and started walking towards the cave only to be stopped by Rakurai's hands on my uninjured shoulder. I snorted and pushed him off roughly. So I continued to stomp forward and into the cave. The walls glittered with moisture of mid day and the floor stunk of 30 year old men at the gym. Strange thing about this cave: it didn't get darker the more we walked into the cave; it got lighter. In fact, at the part of the cave where a dead end was supposed to sit, there was instead an exit to another area, a brighter area. I held my breath for the scene in front of me was shocking. I heard Rakurai gasp behind me as well. Guess he decided to follow me and stop being a butt for a minute or two.
The grass still held the early dew from this morning while it looked like the trees held the sunlight in their deep green leaves. The light blue sky sparkled and glowed without any clouds to litter it. The hills in the back ground looked greener than this place if that was even possible. It looked as though this place hadn't been touched by man or demon or anything. To my left a stream flowed steadily and splashed every so often thanks to a few odd colored fish here and there. This place certainly was pretty, no doubt about that.
But suddenly, off in the distance of Rakurai's and my right, was a small yelp. Like a puppy or something. And it was. Once I rubbed my eye from the sudden brightness of this place, I thought I saw a light brown head poke out from the tall grass. At first I thought I was seeing things so I asked Rakurai and he said, "Nothing's there, Ama."
But after a second or so, the brown puppy that that head belonged to fell out of the tall green grass and looked up at me with shining rainbow eyes, exactly like mine. Then another wolf head appeared from the grass, this time light gray with a white patch over the right eye and right forepaw. Her eyes were rainbow as well. Suddenly, wolf heads, of all colors, started poking out of the brush followed by their bodies. Puppies, adults, elders, and even more puppies emerged. Pretty soon the entire field that Rakurai and I had come into was completely filled with wolves. But not any ordinary wolves, nope, wolves with sparkling rainbow eyes. And with those sparkling eyes, they stared at me long and hard. I was getting pretty nervous before I heard a familiar voice come from the bright skies above, It is okay. That's my niece.
I looked up only to see Crese slowly descending from the great height he was at. I rolled my eyes and glanced back at the wolves in front of me. They all had widened their eyes and then they bowed, like those people at the village did; only their back ends were still in the air while the rest of them were on the ground. Great, was I popular with them too? I hope not. When Crese landed on my shoulder and nuzzled his head against mine, I heard a faint sound in the back of my ears. I glanced confusingly at the wolves and they all raised their heads to howl. The urge to howl came up in my throat but I pushed in back down, thinking I would look completely ridiculous in front of Rakurai, who had taken a seat on a big rock by the cave entrance. I shook my head and twitched my ears before something erupted into my ears; something that I would never forget, something that told me the time to fight was now.
Fire Wolf, help us. Help us escape your father's clutches.
The entire pack, including the puppies, had said that. My eyes widened and I was in pure shock. Crese smirked from beside me and replied like the pack did, Yes, here is your family. The Yuumei wolf pack of the Western Mountains. Welcome home, Fire Wolf.