Chapter: 3 - Bad Words
Genre: Anime - Fushigi Yuugi - Alternate Universe
Couples: None yet
Warnings: Mild Cursing
Nicole kicked the dusty dirt as she drudged her way around town. She hadn't slept
for days, hadn't eaten since she left the temple days before, and hadn't showered for even
longer. Though, according to the rancid, rotting smell, many people in Konan hadn't
"Excuse me, have you seen a red haired girl in strange clothes?" Nicole asked a built man,
he looked a little familiar. It wasn't until she saw a glint of recognition in his eyes that she
recognized him as one of her attackers. The man merely smirked at her, motioning for his
friends to join him/
"Nevermind, gotta go, see ya!" She turned around, waved her hand dismissively, and ran.
Her long pink-brown hair flew in the wind as she ran for her dear life, the man and his
friends following her.
"Shit, Shit, Shit, Shit, Shit, Shit, Shit!" She chanted as she tried to move through the
crowd. "ACK!" Nicole hadn't looked where she was going and had run into two teenage
boys. She looked up in shock and saw they looked exactly alike.
"Hey watch where you're going brat!" One spat at her angrily.
"Shun-chan!" The other elbowed his brother. "I'm sorry. Are you OK?"
"I..." Nicole was helped up by the nicer twin. She hid behind him quickly as ten guys
shoved themselves from the crowd.
"Can I help you?" The nice twin asked as 'Shun-chan' glared at the men.
"You can hand over the girl behind you." The man that followed her demanded.
"No way!" 'Shun-chan' told him, anger rising in his eyes.
"Ten men against two little boys and a little fat assed bitch. Please, you don't stand a
chance." Another man, the one that had a leg wound from Louise, laughed.
"Now where's your bodyguard to save you?" The first man asked Nicole sarcastically.
Nicole's eyes was caught by a glint in 'Shun-chan's' belt.
"I don't need his help with a bunch of sissies like YOU!" She grabbed the knife and ran
up to the first man, stabbing him in the abdomen. The man gasped, ripped the knife out of
him, and threw it on the ground. Three of the men ran away, leaving only seven left.
Nicole punched another man in the neck, making him gasp for breath, and she kicked the
man who had a leg wound, knocking him down. She went to slam into the largest man,
but he grabbed her, and held her by her throat. He lifted her up in the air. Soon her lungs
felt like they were on fire and she was dizzy. The world twisted away from her sight. The
last thing she heard were sharp notes in the air and men's screams.
G couldn't breath suddenly. Her lungs grabbed for air and her head felt light. She
felt the room spinning around her, and her throat hurt. After a moment it was gone, only
leaving her rubbing her throat.
"The Protector fell unconscious to the ground, her body covered in blood of the men that
were killed, including the one she stabbed. The Seiryuu seishi, Amiboshi, picked the
young girl up and motioned for his twin brother, Seiryuu seishi Suboshi, to follow him."
G stopped and thought for a second. "Nicole.... I hope she's OK..."
"Have you found Nicole yet?" Louise asked Hotohori. He had once again invited
her for a tea break. Tamahome had been ignoring her lately, and instead, had been
spending his time with Diane. Louise felt a pang of jealousy but not much. Diane
deserved him, not her.
"We're sorry, we haven't found her but we'll continue looking." He replied in his usual
way of speaking and Louise giggled.
"I know you will. But you can stop that 'we' stuff. You should only speak for yourself
around me." She smiled at him sweetly.
"Of course." He smiled back and poured them more tea.
"So about this Miko thing..." Louise trailed off.
"Yes?" Hotohori looked at her inquisitively.
"I don't think I'm the Miko. Everybody would be better at it than me. Why don't you try
Diane? She'd be a better Miko! Or G would... If she were here... But Nicole isn't the 'holy'
type." Louise looked up to see Hotohori's face close to hers.
"I think you can do it." He said and smiled. "Louise, I need an Empress to help rule
Konan. I want you as my Empress." He told her and leaned down towards her. He was a
little bit away from her face when he stopped, walked over, and opened the door. Three
people fell in.
"What were you doing?" Hotohori looked down at Nuriko, Tamahome, and Diane.
"Um... Well... Checking for cobs!" Diane spat out the first thing that came to her mind.
"Cobs?" Hotohori looked at her strangely, as did everybody else.
"Yes, cobs! Purples cobs, green cobs, big cobs, little cobs, arm cobs, leg cobs, knee cobs,
armpit cobs. Cobs are everywhere!" Diane decided to finally shut her mouth.
"All right then..." Nuriko said while glaring at Louise.
"I can assure you there are no cobs in my room!" The Emperor told Diane, who looked
like she was about to burst into laughter.
"I should probably go to my bed now, I'm tired." Louise sat up but Hotohori placed his
hand on her shoulder and pushed her back down.
"You can sleep in my bed tonight, I'll sleep in another room. But think about what I told
you." He got up and went to leave the room.
"No, she'll be sleeping in her own room as will you, your highness." A deep female voice
said and two people stood in the doorway. One was kneeling in a bow.
"Your Highness, Two men dropped her off at the palace gates. She claims to be the
Suzaku No Miko's friend."
"No. I said I'm friends with Louise and Diane, two girls who were brought here. They
wear 'weird clothes' like mine. Don't put words in my mouth asshole!" Nicole glared at
"Nicole!" Louise ran and hugged her, then stepped back in surprise. Nicole's throat had a
purple handprint-shaped bruise on it and her clothes were covered in blood.
"What happened?" Diane asked, making eye contact with the eighteen year old, but she
just looked away.
"I..." She started but stopped when she looked around her. "Nothing. I fell in a puddle."
"Of blood?" Louise's eyes widened and Diane elbowed her.
"As long as you're OK." Diane said, casting Louise a glare.
"I'll show you to your room, m'lady." A maid escorted the oldest girl out.
Once the maid and Nicole were out of sight, Hotohori cleared his throat. Everybody’s attention turned to him.
"We take it that was the girl you had us looking for?" He said and Louise sighed in defeat.
"Yep, that's her. I'll head to my room now." Louise stood up and left the room.
/I don't think I like this Nicole girl.../
"Don't ask Nicole what happened." Diane told them and left.