Heading back home, but by him self, one of the temple boys hands had his arm swung back holding his book case as the
other held his spear humming his way back home... passing through the streets, Ushio kept on thinking of how to make the child-beast
feel better... he knew Tora would still be crying, so maybe getting him a little present would make him feel better... maybe
a toy Tora could play with and leave him long enough to finish his chores... eyeing the shops as he trailed down the street,
Ushio smiled as he walked into a candy shop... looking around, he hoped to find some thing the mini beast would like...
I help you?" the woman shopkeeper asked...
"Um yeah... I'm looking for a little gift for my (pause/thinking) little brother!
Can you recommend any thing for me?"
"Is it a special occasion?"
"Oh-not really! We had a bit of a fight and I wanted
to make it up for him!"
"Aw-how sweet!" the woman smiled "how about caramel-melds? Or would you rather have mint-sticks?"
"Um, I don't know..."
"How old is your little brother?"
"Old? Umm..." thinking 'I wouldn't think she'd believe me
if I said he was over 500 now would she?' the boy gave a sweat drop...
"He's about... 5 or 6 years old, I'm
really not sure!"
"I see!" walking towards a jar full of colorful candy, she took out a few from a couple of other jars
and went to the boy "here are a few samples! Give them to your little brother and see what kind he likes best!"
really! I cant!!"
"Don't worry kid! This is my way to get a better view on what popular candy I should get more of!"
of!" she smiled, putting the candy in the bag then giving them to the boy "here! And tell your little brother that he can
come here next time and chose what ever it is he likes!"
"Um (sweat drop) I'll see to that!" the boy mumbled "but really,
I can't just take them!"
"Honey it's all right!" the woman smiled "you can pay me later!"
"But..." eyeing her widening
her smile, Ushio reached out to his walled and placed some money "I hope this is enough!!"
hear you!" the boy sang escaping the woman from giving him back his money... the bell on the door tinkled softly as the went
"What would I do for a son like him!" the woman smiled as she went back attending her work...
his home, Ushio checked his wallet to see how much was left... smiling, the boy glanced side ways across the street to see
a toy shop, widening his grinning face, the boy hugged the candy bag, spear and bookcase as he walked in... some where else,
Shigure was simply tucking a sleeping beast into bed... Tora was watching TV for so long he grew tired and fell asleep in
the living room, so the priest took the little fellow to his sons room to rest... smiling at the sleeping child, Shigure craned
around, door left a crack open as he went towards the kitchen, feeling the need for some thing warm to drink...
The human with calm gray eyes gave a sigh, head feeling light and placing a hand on his face, eyes closed, a few bangs shaded
his face, taking a sip of tea, the priest couldn't help but think of the good old days when he and Ushio's mother used to
go out together, the time when they got married, when they had Ushio, then felt lonely remembering how she had to leave...
being a monk in the temple beholding the great evil demon Lord Nagatobimaru was a task he had to fulfill, she had to leave,
and she had her reasons, Shigure just wished if only she told him what they were, 'Ho-Sumako, I just wish you were here!'
wished the old man as he sighed...
"Dad?" a voice softly called...
"...?" Craning slowly to one side, eyeing his
worried looking son standing at the doorframe, the priest tried to smile...
"Hey-you okay? You look beat!" Ushio stated
as he placed a plastic bag on the table "where is Tora?"
"Asleep in your room!"
"Oh!" the boy blinked, pause, "hey dad!
Would you hide these for me? I don't want Tora to have them yet!"
"Have them? You bough some thing for him?" surprised
the priest asked his lightly embarrassed son...
"Well yeah... I guess I'll might as well live with it until we find a
way to get Tora back to normal!" the boy reasoned, eyeing his father pick up the bag and place it in a high cupboard...
in it?" asked the priest closing the cupboard door...
"It's a surprise for Tora! I'll take it out when I need to!"
"Might as well go change! I'll be back in a minute!" said the boy craning around...
with the thing that Tora told me about you calling him dummy?" the old man lightly glared with a faint smile on the side of
"Err (Sweat drop) I'll explain it later!" stupidly chuckled the boy walking towards his room 'I'm dead!' Ushio
"What's the matter with that priest?" Zallcos asked drying his hair with a towel "he acts
kind of odd, would you say?" the sorcerer stated craning to his sister both eyeing the magic mirror...
"It seems to me
he's missing some thing..."
"I don't know..."
"Have you ever wondered..."
is that boy's mother?"
"No! If it was so, we would've seen his father trying to comfort him about
her passing ever now and then so... probably divorced!"
"You have a point..."
not still upset at our parents are you?"
"U___U X ... not that much any more... why do you ask?" the pixy almost hissed...
"Just a question... cause mother was hoping if you'd give her a visit soon!"
"I wouldn't bet on that!"
young sorcerer scolded softly, placing his hands on his sister "They both are sorry Zeba! They just want to show you how much!"
like they care!"
"Zallcos don't bother!" the female scolded tears forming in her eyes "I didn't transform
you back so you'd tell me what to do!"
"Actually you turned me back cause Shifter chocked with me!"
"Err... yeah, that
"Zeba just give them a chance!!"
"Leave me alone!!"
"Zeba!" the boy called out his
sister's name as she walked away angry, her golden eyes glowed in the dim light with in the darkness of her dungeon...
God please don't let her hurt any one!" the brother hoped as he then craned to the mirror eyeing the temple boy eyeing the
sleeping baby face as he slept...
"..." Mumbling in his sleep, tiny Tora was lightly moving as the
boy brushed a few dark orange locks back...
"Ushio!" Shigure whispered "don't wake him up!" he softly scolded...
Ushio mumbled... walking down stairs, the boy and his father went to the kitchen...
"Geez I cant believe Tora is so
"I never thought he'd be that cute either!" chuckled the priest "kind of remind me of back when you were five!"
Please don't start!"
"Would you like me to save it for the girls then?"
"(The temple boy's ears are burning)"
second thought, go ahead and shoot me!!"
"..." The old man lightly chuckled... then the doorbell rung, as Asako pushed
it excitedly and uncontrollably, she couldn't stop...
"Asako! Stop! You might hurt your self! Or the button!" reasoned
Mayuko, ocean gray eyes worriedly eyeing her crazed looking friend...
"Asako!!" hissed the boy "enough!!!"
Asako let go of the button "sorry! Couldn't help it!"
"C'mon in! But try not to make too much noise!"
"Ushio!" Shigure calmly called as he walked to his son "I'm going to go check on Tora!"
"If he woke
up, 'Please' put him back to sleep!" the boy somewhat whined...
"I'll see what I can do!" smiled the priest...
a soft childish voice mumbled calling...
"...?" They all turned to one side seeing the tiny beast rubbing his eyes with
the back of one orange fist, the other sleepily clutching his blanket dragging it behind him, sleepy face looking up at them...
sleepy!" the little fellow said before his mouth exposed yawning...
"C'mon! I'll take you back to bed!" smiled Shigure
picking the child up and back to the room...
"Phew!" the boy breathed, then craned glaring with a scolding look at
his sheepish smiling female friend "you almost blew it Asako!"
"Sorry!" ^.^ (HUGE sweat drop)
"Have he ever looked
so cute?" Mayuko blushed asking, as she honestly couldn't help it...
"Yeah he was wasn't he!" Ushio mumbled "though he
looked cuter when he was asleep... kind of!"
"..." Asako lightly glared with a smirk "Ushio!" She sang startling the boy...
"How does it feel to have a twany little baby brother?"
"Well... kind of wired... but I'll might as well get used
to it till we find Zeba!" the boy blushed trying to growl...
"Aw-C'mon Ushio!" whined Asako "are you saying that you don't
like it even though a little bit?"
"..." Lightly blushing the boy gave no answer...
"Ushio!" Mayuko breathed, "Is some
thing the matter?"
"N-no! It just feels odd... having a baby beast... for a brother... and not just any brother! No! He
has to end up being my 'little' brother!! What a drag!" the boy almost growled...
"Ushio!" Shigure softly said, as
he walked back to them "he's back asleep now, please don't make too much noise!"
"We'll try!" glaring Asako "right?"
yeah! Of course!" ^___^ '
"What do you say we go and for a walk then? You know! Until Tora wakes up!" ocean gray eyes
"Sounds fine to me!" Ushio said, craning to the priest, he gave a nod...
"Great! Let's move! There is
this new arcade shop down the block I've been dying to try out!"
"Arcade?" the boy asked one second before he was ragged
"Take care!" smiled the priest eyeing his son being dragged away...
With a smile, the priest walked back
into the temple, as the view zooms up towards the sleeping beast, somewhat on his stomach, snuggled in bed under the comfy
blanket, breathing rhythmically, sleeping soundlessly... going deep into dreamland, Tora was lightly with a smile on his childish
face, yet mumbling under his breath... his view in the magic mirror had the young female pixy lightly blush with a smile...
"I wonder what's he thinking of!" (Light bulb) "Shifter!!!" she called softly with what seemed a singing voice...
"..." The gust of black smock drew slowly into the room, soundlessly stopping at her feet...
"Be a dear and go into
the tiny little beasts mind and tell me what's he dreaming of, wont you?" she smiled, handling the black gust a crystal ball
"you can use this to copy his dream, but what ever you do, DON'T wake him up!! Do I make my self clear?"
"..." The gusty
beast gave a nod...
"Good! Now go!" the pixy smiled as her beast went through the mirror, using it as some sort of portal
reaching the other side, slowly drawing over the tiny beast enveloping him like a blanket of smoke, then slowly faded into
"Uhh-hmm..." Tora lightly frowning disturbed as he was still asleep, then shifted his position,
not waking up...
"..." Silent, Shigure was on doing his house work, but then, slowly some thing had him startled, jerking
his head around a few times, gazing around him, the old man felt something, but he saw nothing, worry enveloped the human,
so he had to go check on the child... quickly walking up the stairs, the man froze, "Oh-my lord!!" Shigure breathed, eyeing
all the black scorpions crawling around the sleeping beast filling the temple boy's bedroom... eyes scanning for a path, there
was no way Shigure could pass...
The old man drew in a breath, how was he to help the child when the room is so full
of them? There were so many! And all so little! From where on earth did they come from?? "Evil spirits or magic?" he softly
mumbled questioning... Careful no to get stung, the priest closed the bedroom door as he was still in side, Shigure didn't
want to take the chance of leaving the child in that room all by him self, wanting a space to pass, the priest saw this black
thing crawling near by, as the huge shifter came closer to him...
"Uh-oh!" Shigure mumbled as the huge gust of smoke
shot it's crimson eyes at him... slowly eyes fixed on the red plates, the priest felt a twitch down his pants only to see
the little scorpions crawling over his shins... startled the priest calmed down and tried brushing them away... but how was
he to do that with out getting stung!?
"Umm-hmm..." the little beast mumbled in his sleep, eyelids trembling slowly
as it seemed that he was waking up...
"...!" The gust beast leaped away with a trail of smoke, as a door of what seemed
ripples on water but vertically waving in thin air... all the scorpions that reached the old mans chest slowly vanished like
"Uhh-huh?" confused, the room was empty again, as if no one was there any more... turning to the little beast,
Tora slowly sat up and rubbed his eyes sleepily...
"..." eyeing the priest, the child asked with sleep in his voice "Shigure...
"Uhh... Ushio went out right now Tora! He'd be back later!"
"Oh (yawn) hmm... I'm thirsty!"
How about if you wash up first then I make you a nice mug of chocolate milk?" the priest suggested, trying his best to act
normal... not really knowing if what he saw was real or not... there were things that needed to be discussed with his son,
cause the temple boy might know some thing about this!
the boy as he lost the game... again!
"What a way to go Ushio!" mocked Asako one hand cupping her waist as she lightly
laughed, weight shifted to one side...
"Sh**! And I was gonna get it right at the end!"
"Ushio! You played this game
five times now! Rest your eyes, and besides! You wasted all your money on it!" reasoned Mayuko, ocean gray eyes looking at
her wristwatch "oh-I gotta be going back home now! I'll see you tomorrow!"
"Um-bye Mayuko!" waved Asako...
tomorrow!" said the temple boy...
"So! I'd better be going back home, too!"
"Yeah..." smiled the temple boy...
"Bye Ushio!" said Asako as she walked away...
"Um-yeah... bye..." said the boy eyeing his friend walking out side...
pause, the boy was attending to play another game but... then again...
"..." Walking down the street, Asako heard
a sound of running, craning around, she saw the temple boy "Ushio?"
"Um, yeah! I just wanted to ask... mind if I walk you
"...!" With a faint blush, she shrugged "sure!"
"..." With a grin, the temple boy and the harsh voiced girl
walked side by side as they chatted...
"Dad! I'm back!!"
"Hi Ushio!!!!" cheered a childish voice, as a twany little orange beast walked up to the boy and showed a mug "want
some hot chocolate milk? It's really yummy!" suggested the little beast, dark orange tail lashed a few times...
Eyeing his father, the old man gave a shrug...
"I guess I've been giving him too much sugar today! He's been really hyperactive!"
the old man gave a sweat drop...
"Oh!" the boy gave a sweat drop as he lightly chuckled...
"Ushio!" the little beast
tugged on the boy's pants "want some??"
"Um-no thanks Tora!"
"No-really I don't--"
with big baby eyes shimmering with cuteness, the little beast seemed to beg "O-nigai?" Tora whispered...
drop) O-all right!" the boy crouched down, then slowly took a sip from the hot chocolate milk mug, as the little beast was
still holding the mug as he gave a wide ear to ear childish grin...
"Well?" curiously asked the little beast as the boy
licked away the milk mustache...
"Say your right, this stuff is yummy... err, I mean good!" the boy corrected...
you'd like some Ushio, it's in the kitchen!"
"Great!" the boy smiled...
Magic mirror showing the
view of all three of them walking back to the kitchen, then the boy braking up in laughter as the tiny beast looked silly
with a milk mustache, the female pixy gave a giggle... craning her head to one side her shifter was sitting like a Labrador
waiting her command... a crystal ball rested near her on a velvet dark purple cushion... giving a sign to her shifter to leave,
it slowly vanished into the rooms floor... slowly, the sorceress reached out a finger on the crystal ball as it slowly hummed...
"Magic crystal within my sight... with all the powers within my might... show me the wish that I desire... before
the child's dream gets devour!"
Slowly shimmering with a strong glow of blue, the crystal ball started humming with
a melody of a song as it slowly filled the room with light... things went black and every thing went silent... all we hear
is the sound of sobbing... shadows of things faintly passed...
Okay, there goes chapter three... working on chapter four now... but gimmy time cause I've got a LONG way to go! -___-|||
Don't you just HATE your last year in school! (I do! It refuses to end!)