Author's Note: This fanfic is about the continuation of the series.
This fanfic is about the pairs Yusuke/Keiko and Yusuke/Botan. This fanfic does not contain any Keiko bashing or trashing.
I like the pair Yusuke and Keiko, because they were an okay and average couple, where Yusuke would be the selfish, arrogant,
and with the tough guy facade, while Keiko would be the smart one, caring, and always nagging and worrying about Yusuke.
In my opinion, I don't dislike Keiko, but I just think that Botan would be much more suitable and better for Yusuke.
Since I think that Botan is secretly in love with Yusuke all along, but did not have the heart and opportunity to tell him.
Probably because Yusuke had Keiko, Yusuke thinks of Botan as a best friend, and everyone assumes that they were meant to be
together. I know and realized that some people thinks that Botan and Yusuke's relationship was just like best friends
and a sister-brother relationship, but it is actually more than that.
There are actually a lot of evidences and proof that Botan loves
Yusuke in the series, one of them was when she cried and almost fell off on her oar when she realized and felt it in her heart
when Yusuke died in the battle with Sensui, Keiko did not realize this until Botan accidentally told her. This means
that her bond with Yusuke is actually stronger than Keiko's because Keiko did not even realize this, even though Puu transformed
into its phoenix form. Another one was when Yusuke bid goodbye to all them when he decided to go to Makai and accepted
Raizen's invitation. Botan was very heartbroken, you can tell because she was crying very hard and much harder when
Yusuke disappeared into the portal, note that she was the only one who cried when Yusuke left. Even Keiko did not cry
that hard, Yusuke went to Keiko before going to Genkai's temple, he went to Keiko's restaurant and ate there even inviting
her to eat with him, but Keiko was being her stubborn self and decided to leave, when Yusuke suddenly grabbed her hand, and
in a serious look and tone, he proposed to Keiko. Yusuke was very serious at that time, but Keiko just shrugged it off
and went up to her room, leaving Yusuke alone, she never answered Yusuke's proposal. Yusuke just told her to wait for
him for three years. Yusuke just left and waved goodbye to her, never looking back at her in her room. From there,
I thought that they were not going to be together and I thought that Botan and Yusuke was probably going to have a relationship,
since the first time I saw the anime and saw them both together, I thought right away that they were meant for each other.
I mean they were always together, and they were good together, much better than with Keiko. So I support, and hoped
that if there is a sequel of YuYu Hakusho, Botan and Yusuke would be together.
I saw many fanfics that regards to Botan and other pairs for her like
BotanxKurama, BotanxHiei, BotanxKoenma, and BotanxYusuke. I will share what I think about these pairings. Please
be aware that even though I am a Botan and Yusuke supporter, I am judging the pairings based on the reality in the series:
(So please don't be angry with me, these are just my opinion.)
BotanxKurama= Yes, I think that there is a possibility. However,
I think that there relationship are merely friends, not even best friends. Botan never really showed any interest to
Kurama in the series, only as a friend and maybe just an acquaintance to Yusuke in his missions and adventures. Besides
Botan thinks that Kurama is very cold and never really showed his feelings to others except his best friends and his mother.
Kurama as well never showed any interest in Botan and just thinks of her as a friend and an assistant to their missions. Kurama
only cares about one woman in the whole series, and this woman was her human mother. Even the Youko Kurama cares deeply
for Shuichi's mother. I think that Shuichi (Kurama) would probably find love to another woman, but I doubt that
it's Botan; it is probably a woman a lot like his mother, caring and loving. Besides, I think that Kurama and Shizuru
are good for each other, since Shizuru is very caring and loving (ex. to her brother Kuwabara).
BotanxKoenma= It's a possibility. Although, I think that there
relationship is more likely just friends. Botan just thinks of Koenma as her boss and friend, and nothing more
than that. Botan even sometimes is annoyed by Koenma, who always demands and ask her to do many tasks at once,
and she comments that Koenma is a baby who is very afraid of his father, and would do everything to make his father satisfied.
Botan even compares him to Yusuke, who she thinks is an idiot, but very brave. Since Yusuke was not afraid of Enma
(Koenma's father) and even attacked him. Even Koenma admires Yusuke's bravery, and was an inspiration for him to defy
his father's orders in killing Yusuke. Koenma, as well treats Botan as a ferry girl and a friend sometimes, but nothing
more than that, maybe a sister. It’s evident in the series that Koenma is in love with Ayame the ferry girl and
BotanxHiei= It is very impossible and not likely to happen (sorry B/H fans), but it is the truth
in the series. I know the possibility that opposites attract like Yusuke and Keiko, but this pair is never going
to happen in reality of the series. Botan is afraid, scared, and terrified of Hiei. She dislikes Hiei and his personality
and attitude. Botan is a friendly and cheerful girl, the kind of personality that Hiei despises. Botan doesn't
like Hiei at all because of his anti social ways like his rude remarks and his death threats, his warning looks and stares,
basically his whole personality. I don't even think that Botan considers Hiei as a friend, more like just an acquaintance
of Yusuke. Hiei as well does not like Botan one bit. He hates her happy-go-lucky attitude, cheerful, bubbly,
ditzy, and happy personality. This is much more evident when Hiei threatened Botan to kill her, when Botan almost
told Yukina that Hiei was his brother, Botan just froze (funny scene) and talked about something else. The only
person that Hiei liked and impressed by their cheerful personality was Yusuke, commenting that even at the face of danger
and hopeless situation, he was still cheerful. Hiei only cared about two women in the series that was his sister, Yukina,
and one of the Makai King (More like Queen) Mukoro. Hiei showed his feelings and the details of his life to Mukoro, he
said that she and he are somewhat similar. She was the only woman that Hiei showed his past and shows that he deeply
cares for her and her past. Hiei questions about Mukoro's past and her goals in the present, and Mukoro did the
same to Hiei. Both of them share a common, similar, and mutual interest and bond. Both want to know about each
other’s past and their goals in the present. Even in the end of the series where they both lived together, even
in the same room (Oooooooohhhhhh! Something has to be going on there! Hehehehe), Hiei works for Mukoro as to keep humans from
entering Makai or putting them back to Ningenkai, and she even said to him that he was free and he could go to Ningenkai,
but Hiei just smiled saying, "Right, I'll do that when I want to." Now, from that ending in the series, you know that Hiei
does not want to leave her (Mukoro), and that he stayed in Makai sleeping on a tree branch watching the sunset.
The only reason that Hiei wants to go to Ningenkai was because of Yukina's gemstone (hiruiseki), give it back to her, and
maybe tell her about himself.
BotanxYusuke= It is definitely possible and is very likely to happen. There is a good potential
that these two who'd have been together if not for Keiko being Yusuke's childhood friend and Yusuke caring and loving
her. I am pretty sure that even though most people think that Botan only cares for Yusuke as a best friend and as a
brother. However, it is most likely possible that Botan is secretly in love with Yusuke all along, but the opportunity
never presents itself. Botan was always there for Yusuke, and she was always helped him, not only from the missions,
but his life. She was responsible for resurrecting Yusuke back to life. She helped cheer Yusuke up and helped him on
his love life. Like in certain situations when Yusuke and Keiko are together, Botan was always there hiding, like in
the dark tournament near the tree where Keiko and Yusuke was talking, Botan was hiding in the bush the whole time. Maybe,
at first, Botan had a crush for Yusuke, then soon developed as best friends, then to the point where she loves him a lot and
is very fond of him. She even created a bond much more powerful than the bond of Keiko to Yusuke where she knows when
Yusuke died; it had a great impact and effect on her. She liked Yusuke, and knows him a lot, like she knows that even
though Yusuke may seem arrogant, selfish, rude, a pervert, and with a tough guy attitude, that there is more of him than meets
the eye. She knows that Yusuke is really compassionate, noble, kind-hearted, and loving. She knows that Yusuke
just needs someone to love and take care of him. Botan was too late since Yusuke already thinks and realized about Keiko loving
him. I think that if Botan just told Yusuke about how she really feels about him and would show how she really feels
like when she was always worried about him and when she cried a lot for him, much more that Keiko cried for Yusuke.
I think that Yusuke would love and care for Botan, since Yusuke is the kind of guy who is very dense and cynical about things
especially feelings and love. If Botan would reveal her true feelings to Yusuke, then Yusuke would develop his love
for her. (My fanfic would base on Botan's hidden feelings and how Yusuke develop feelings for her.) An example
about good evidence that Botan revealed her feelings to Yusuke was when Yusuke lost the Makai tournament and was leaving to
go to Raizen's grave and told him what happened. Koenma talked to Yusuke about his crazy idea about settling the
three kingdoms from war by using a tournament to decide the future king of all of Makai. He was angry at Yusuke saying
that he was complimenting him but lecturing him about his carelessness and stupidity, stating that what if his idea didn't
work, Yusuke's respond was that he didn't know how to settle it and decided to host a tournament. If they did not agree
then he did know how to work it out. Yusuke was still very cheerful when he said this and he was even cheerful in the
battle between him and Yomi, even at the fact that he lost and did not become the king. He bid goodbye to Koenma saying
that they won't probably see each other again for a long time, then he smiled, waved goodbye, and walked off saying that
he still has things to take care off in Makai. Koenma looked at him saying, "No matter what the situation is, he is still
cheerful." With that remark, Botan stepped in and said, "Yeah, I know, that is why I really like him" (a bit of a pause)
"He is an amazing guy." This remark is more than evident to say that Botan really likes Yusuke and even loves him
in secrecy. Besides, throughout the whole anime series, the only guy that Botan showed a lot of interest, feelings,
and thoughts was Yusuke. In my opinion, they would make a great couple and should have been together instead of Keiko
Well I've talked LONG enough (bonks my head) sorry to keep you guys waiting for the story.
I just wanted to share my views about the love story in the anime series and the possible couple. Well, I have to remind
you all out there to take it easy on me, since this is my first and hopefully not the last fanfic to write about. I
want to recap all of the readers as a preview about my story is much more than my summary, I will try my best to make this
fanfic really good and in reality very possible to happen as a sequel to the series Yu Yu Hakusho (I wish...). This
fanfic is more than battling a new kind of evil but facing consequences and challenges along the way, there is going to be
a lot of good romance scenes, action pack adrenaline, heart throbbing drama or tragedy, and quite so humor or comedy, and
the usual adventures. So prepare yourselves for the story! Enjoy!
Recap of Episode 111: The Final Decision
during the tournament in Makai...
Yusuke just lost the Makai Tournament, from his battle between Yomi,
they were both exhausted and both almost fall down, except Yomi, since his son (Shura) cheered for him to stand his ground.
Yusuke woke up on the bed of a hospital still dreaming about his fight and thought that he was still in the battlefield.
His friends (Rinku, Touya, Chuu, Shishi, Suzuki and Jin) explained to him that he lost, but the battle was very close
since Yomi was about the fall down as well, but managed to stand up, all because of the encouragement from his son.
Yusuke just smiled and was still cheerful despite the fact that he lost, he asked his friends who won the tournament, and
the future king of Makai, was one of Raizen's friends...it was Enki. Yusuke was surprised asking Kurama, who was helping
him up, about what happened to Yomi and Mukoro. Yomi was too weak to battle his next fight that he was defeated, since
he wasted all of his ki in the battle between him and Yusuke. Mukoro also lost on the semi-finals. Then Yomi left
on a trip and said that he was going to train his son to be stronger than Yusuke and he complimented Yusuke about the great
battle they had, and that it was nice to see Kurama again.
With the tournament over, Yusuke was glad since Makai is in good hands,
because Enki was a kindhearted youkai with his drunken wife (who became the queen) who wants to have a rematch battle with
Raizen, and was very sad that he died. Koenma was talking to Yusuke, saying about how he was so stupid and careless
about his actions for the situation, since it was most likely that the kingdoms would erupt into wars, but it was all settled
in a fair tournament. Yusuke just smiled saying that he did not like the idea of war, nor being a king of Makai, so
without thinking he decided to host an honest tournament to declare the victor the king, and all should follow him.
"It was a reckless move", Koenma commented, "but it turns out it worked out for all of us, you always tend to amaze me Yusuke."
Yusuke said that he still has things to take care off in Makai, and said that they won't probably see each other for quite
some time, then Yusuke just smiled and waved goodbye. Koenma stated, "No matter what the situation is, he is still cheerful"
with that remark, Botan stepped in saying, "Yeah I know, that's why I really like him" "He is an amazing guy."
Yusuke said goodbye to his friends Rinku, Touya, Chuu, Shishi, Suzuki
and Jin, saying that they'll train hard to become the next king, in the next tournament which will be held every three years
(by Enki's rule). Yusuke bid them goodbye and told Kurama that he'll see him later in Ningenkai, since he had to stay
in Makai for a while to take care of things he needed to do. Yusuke went to visit Raizen's grave, which Raizen's spirit
show up sitting on his tombstone smirking at him "And you thought you could win? It's too soon. You'll be up to winning in
three hundred years. What are you going to do with your life, Yusuke?" Yusuke instantly responded that he was going
to practice, and he will probably travel around (Raizen's idea and suggestion to Yusuke), but he has a promise to keep.
Then he bid goodbye to Raizen and told him and Hokushin (Raizen's second in command) that he will come back someday.
Recap of Episode 112: YuYu Hakusho Forever
Back in Ningenkai, at a train station, Kurama was with Kuwabara talking about the tournament and
how they all lost, which Kuwabara was very surprised at the news. A funny scene here in the train station where two
girls (Blonde and Brunette) knows Kuwabara and asked him where he's going, and they assumed that Kurama was his girlfriend.
Kuwabara was very pissed saying this is a guy, he was even more angry when the two girls thought that he was into this kind
of thing. One of the girls had to practically look near Kurama just to see if he was a really a guy. Kuwabara apologized
to Kurama, but Kurama didn't mind noticing that Kuwabara was very popular. Kuwabara misses Yusuke and wonders why he
was still staying in Makai, Kurama does not know, and that Kuwabara mentions about Keiko being lonely. They soon were
eating in cafe when Shizuru stops by and Kurama was glad to see her and her likewise. They talked about the barrier
being gone and how the new king's rule (Enki) about never to disturb Ningenkai. Kuwabara was glad, and then they heard
a knock from the cafe window and saw Keiko outside, more matured with long brown hair. They complimented Keiko's hair
saying that she looks good that way (I think so too, she's more mature, cuter, and hotter...Although I still think that Botan
is way better, just complimenting Keiko's improvement from her past appearance) When they were in the train, Shizuru read
an interesting headline in the newspaper about a space monster, which all of them recognized was none other than Hiei!, Shizuru,
Keiko, and Kuwabara was shocked at this article. Then Kurama explained to them about Hiei working in a special patrol
that deals with humans crossing into Makai without knowing or knowledge of it, so their job is to protect humans and send
them back to Ningenkai without their memory of it. Hiei was in the special patrol under Mukoro, and with five of Mukoro's
men like Kiren, they were wondering about Mukoro's defeat in the tournament and they were complaining about their job, and
stating that Mukoro would have won if she used her real strength. Kiren did not agree to the others' beliefs about her
powers, since Kiren knows that Mukoro's powers is strongly influenced by her emotions, stating that if she is peaceful then
her equivalent strength would only be half of her real strength, and he said that they will never see her real strength now
it will just beyond their imagination. The other men asked Kiren why they could not see her true power anymore, then
Kiren told them that she is very peaceful now. Hiei was just listening to them silently, when they just kept wondering
what could have caused the change in her. (Guess Who???) Then Hiei walked into Mukoro's room where she was sleeping
in her bed and woke up asking him about the patrol, and Hiei's reply was, "Boring." She reminded Hiei that he was free and
can go back to Ningenkai whenever he wants; Hiei just sat down on a chair saying that he will do that if he wants to.
Kurama told the others that Hiei's life is just like what he wanted it to be (I am guessing with Mukoro).
They all arrived at Genkai's temple and Kuwabara was wondering why Genkai wanted them all to come
there. They met Yukina who was staying in Genkai's temple all along, and Shizuru asks her if she was lonely there in
the remote temple, when they later found out that Kuwabara was always visiting Yukina. Genkai was wondering where Yusuke
was and questioned why he was still there. Botan and Koenma arrived and they finally know why they were called, it was
to inform them about the matter of her death, and that she told them that her temple would belong to all of them, and she
said to take care of her temple & its nature, and use & enjoy it as much as possible. Botan, Keiko, Shizuru,
Kurama, Kuwabara, and Yukina wanted to admire the beauty of nature of the place and decided to stroll down on the beach. Koenma
had already left and Genkai with the adult Puu stayed behind in the temple. When they were walking in the stairway of
the temple, Kuwabara was thinking all about their past and recognizes that it all started on the staircase where Yusuke
and him went to the contest about Genkai's successor, then the dark tournament, then when Yusuke changed, until the present.
Kurama then told him that a lot of things had happened, and a lot of things have changed, and it's hard to remember everything.
They were soon interrupted when the girls called them saying that it was not proper for two guys to reflect with the sunset
together. Then Kuwabara just yells calling Yukina to wait up for him. Both Keiko and Yukina took off their shoes
and walked on the shoreline, impressed by the view of the beach and the sunset. Kuwabara found a big starfish and Botan
found some interesting shells, Yukina went to them to look at the interesting things. While Keiko looked at the sunset
imagining Yusuke's face, she yelled, "Yusuke.........You idiot, why won't you come back?" Everyone was surprised at
her scream, then she continued saying "Yusuke, you imbecile.......I won't wait three more years for you!" Everyone was sad
for her anguish and distress calling. When suddenly they heard a voice that they are very familiar with and haven't
heard for a long time, it was Yusuke. He was standing in the shoreline also, not far from where Keiko and the others
are standing. He said, "You don't have to wait anymore, Keiko" with that Keiko started walking slowly towards him, then
she started running and plunged herself to him, causing both of them to fall down. Yusuke was surprised at this saying,
"Are you crazy girl? Are you trying to kill me?" but Keiko didn't respond, instead she kissed him, which surprises him even
more. They were separated when a wave crashes over them, and everyone laugh at that moment, then they started a water
fight. When first Yusuke chased Keiko into the beach splashing water, then he wrestled Kuwabara who was laughing, then
Yukina and Botan join in, Yukina playing with Keiko and Botan playing with Yusuke. Shizuru and Kurama stayed at the
shore talking to each other and laughing at the battle going on the water. Then everyone watched and admired the sunset.
That was the end of the whole series.
(But not for me! hehehehe.............My fanfic is going to start off at this
very moment in another chapter)