Horror Movie Ch 12
Author: japancat
Content Rating: T-13
Published: 2012-12-27 22:16:37
Tags: Yuyu Hakusho, Yukina, Kurama, Kuwabara, Keiko, Rui, some old guy



Summary:
Can they find the cure hidden in the basement of the wax museum, thus finding the end to the zombie outbreak?

Author´s Notes and Disclaimers:

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Chapter 12
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Chapter 12 Obey the Wax Museum.

"So according to this map, there's a basement that…" Kurama was interrupted.

"Are there any prisons here?" Kuwabara asked.

"Who in their right mind would have a prison below a museum? And Stephen King doesn't count."

"Clive Barker?"

Face palm. "As I was saying, there's a basement that was supposed to have the cure to the zombie epidemic. If we don't find it there, then we're going to have to move on."

"Um… Would… Would it be okay if I stayed here… with Miss Rui even if we have to leave?" Yukina asked. The others turned to her. She was staring at her shoes, weaving her hands and fingers together. "I would like to be with her again and not just because I feel really bad for leaving her without saying anything like I did back then."

It was silent for a while. Then Keiko said, "Why can't she just come with us? Then you won't have to pick between her and your friends. Is everyone else okay with that?"

The two guys nodded. Yukina felt tears come to her eyes. "Thank you. All of you. We should hurry and find the cure then."

"So what kind of museum is this, exactly?" Kuwabara asked.

"Wax museum," Kurama replied.

"Oh no..." Keiko mumbled as she blanched.

"What? You're not going to ask about wax museum syphilis are you?"

"What? No. I just always get scared of them because when I was a kid, I was lost in one and my mom couldn't find me and I couldn't find her and it was… it was just bad."

"Yukimura, don't worry, they're just wax. You light them on fire and they'll melt," Kuwabara said. "And don't say they'll come alive because you'll jinx it."

"But you just… And I wasn't afraid of that before you said it, I just thought they didn't look right and now I'm going to be afraid they'll come alive now, thanks to you!"

"Well… I burp fire so there!"

"Let's just go," Kurama said, sighing. He looked back at the map. "The basement according to the map is just down this hall to the right, which passes through the horror movie models…. I guess whoever made the layout of this building was either a troll or just hated his janitors."

"Or her!" Yukina chimed in, after which she put her wind chimes back in her purse that she suddenly owned.

Sigh. "Yes, or HER." He was starting to get a migraine, but he wasn't sure if it was that after over a thousand years of living, he suddenly had to be politically correct (and frankly he prided himself on having the best jokes about- well, you can't say that anymore these days without getting a kick in the nads) or if it was the fact that he just noticed there was a section dedicated solely to Justin Bieber and One Direction in this museum, despite being run by the Japanese.

They proceeded to walk down the hall. Keiko gasped when she heard one of the statues falling down. They all turned around and saw nothing. Kurama gestured for the girls to come closer, being the nonfighters in the group.

"I don't feel anything here, Kurama," Kuwabara whispered.

"Keep your ears open," Kurama replied.

"…You can close them? How?"

Facepalm.

"That is a SERIOUS question, okay?!"

"Kuwabara, if you ask another stupid question-"

"Jeez, who pooped in your Cheerios?"

"I will shove this rose so far up your-" Something moved passed Kurama at such speed that his hair blew back. He twisted around but saw nothing. He whispered, "Did anyone see what just went by?"

"If my question was stupid, then yours was in derp-speak."

Kurama elbowed Kuwabara in the face. "Guys… We gotta hurry out of here."

"Or we could fight. I got a-"

"No one cares."

"Hey, I do!" Yukina said.

"…Let's just go. Everyone, keep an eye out and run." Kurama had Kuwabara stand in front with the two girls in front of Kurama, who was awkwardly running backwards, rose in hand.

As they crossed a hallway, an axe dropped in front of Kuwabara's face. Then someone stepped forward- a man with dark hair and a savage grin. Though his wide smile, he said the famous line- "HEEERE'S JOHNNY!"

"Oh my fuck!" Kuwabara gasped. "….COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!"

"Wait, really, Kuwabara? That's what you're shocked about?" Keiko asked.

"Hey, our fanbase is on fanfiction-dot-net and it says you can't use real life people so we kind of are…"

"That's not copyright infringement!"

"…This is a work of fiction all resemblances to people living or dead or any events is entirely coincidental… And/or all celebrities are used in a parodic manner?" Yukina offered.

"Didn't save my AMV's from being taken off youtube…."

"I'm gonna chop you to pieces and eat you all up!" said the wax model of someone who totally was in no way Jack Nicholson from The Shining, or just generally being Jack Nicholson. At that moment, Kuwabara, who had three glasses of root beer in his system finally opened his mouth and opened what could only be described as a bodacious belch, full of fire, which melted the wax model of someone who totally was in no way Jack Nicholson from The Shining, or just generally being Jack Nicholson.

"And that is what you call a crowning moment of awesome!" Kuwabara said. "Now let's hurry."

By the time they reached a wax man who has a single sparkling glove and had a penchant for walking backwards and forwards without lifting his feet, all the while grabbing his crotch and singing in a rather high-pitched voice, another wax man who tended to yell while wearing a blue shirt that read OxiClean or something like that, a blonde wax woman with a beauty mark who happened to like standing over heaters that blew her skirts enough to make a female ecchi manga character grin (until wax woman melted of course), and someone that could have been Joe Biden, but it's hard to tell if it's the REAL Joe Biden or the wax version. But that's besides the point because he was busy trying to get wax FDR to stand up to clap for Japan or something.

The door was opened. And Kuwabara went down the stairs to the basement, the other three following. At the bottom of the staircase there was a switch on the wall. Kuwabara flicked it up. Didn't look like there was anything that could harm them. He looked around. Looked like there were a bunch of cleaning supplies and props for random recurring museum events.

"Kurama- stand at the door and make sure the door doesn't close on us or anything. Yukimura and Yukina- stay close to me and tell me if you see anything, okay?" Kuwabara walked to the center of the room. "Hey, Kurama, do you know what the cure was supposed to look like? It's an injection, right?"

"Yeah. It's supposed to be in a locker in the back of the room."

"Wait. A locker?! As in the kind with numbers?"

"What other kind is there?"

"But… we don't have the combination…." Yukina mumbled.

"You forget who you got with you." At that he winked. Goddamn being a thief was fucking awesome! …Except now that it's not wrong, it's not as fun to admit. Dammit.

Kuwabara nodded and continued to the end of the basement. Nothing. Yukina grabbed his sleeve and pointed to the corner by the stairs. Kuwabara nodded to Kurama, who crouched on the ground, vines spreading from his fist to under the locker. There was a click.

"Kurama. Why didn't you tell us you could do this before?" Kuwabara asked. "We could have used it when… Um… Okay, scratch that, but I still think you're a dick."

"Wow, rude. I thought a thank you was an order but I guess we come from vastly different homes in which our mothers taught us manners and weren't fat and licked other people's fingers for food."

"Hey, my sister came out of that, okay!"

"So… It's okay if I date your si-"

"YUKIMURA OPEN THE DOOR!" (Kurama still liked to believe this meant he could ask Shizuru out, assuming someone like Shishiwakumaru didn't beat him to her, that ass hat.) And so Keiko opened the locker and saw a suitcase inside. She pulled it out and dropped it at Yukina and Kuwabara's feet before opening it. They held their breath and…

…It was empty.

It was silent. Keiko took out the note and read it out loud, hand shaking, "'If you have found this note, that means that I moved this potion to a better location. I thought this would be a good place to keep it but I fear that as my sanity slips from me, I need to keep it closer to me. I'm sorry I ever experimented in this field.' Signed…. Doobie1000yrsb4."

"Hey wait…" Yukina took the note below it. "It's from Mr. Hiei! 'This is a hoax. There was never anything here. Already checked. If you all came here, get out fast.' …I wonder why? Just because the museum is…? But I rather liked that little teenage boy that was marked, 'Totally and in no way any form of Justin Bieber." She gathered long stares. "I think he's so adorable."

Kuwabara raged inside and took the note below that one. "From… Mukuro. 'He didn't have a face. The one that had the only key here has no face. Don't talk to her and don't you dare head South. It's spread all over." Well, damn! They both beat us to the punch. Those guys really do know something we don't."

"I don't like the sound of this. Let's get the hell out of here," Kurama said. The other three ran up the stairs.

"So she means that Miss Rui…?" Yukina asked.

"Don't listen to her, Yukina. I doubt that Rui's the only one that has access here," Keiko replied. There was a tense silence as they went up the stairs. "…I just think that doesn't make sense, okay? It has nothing to… to do with the… source!"

They were just getting to the main entrance when something flashed before Kurama, and he skidded to a halt. The girls nearly ran into him. Standing in front of the door was Rui, facing the door.

"Miss Rui! Oh thank goodness you're here. We have bad news though. There's no cure here," Yukina said. Rui nodded but didn't turn around. "I guess this Doobie person moved the potion so we have to keep going. Up north say our f-" She paused. "Our friends. So we really ought to be going. And… I'm sorry if I'm rambling but I really wanted to ask you if you could come with us. I asked my friends and they said it was okay so I won't have to leave you or leave them to be with you again. Is that okay?"

Rui just stood there. There was no sound coming from her. Keiko turned around and saw the wax figures were coming their way, melting from the eyes first. As the wax melted, it rolled into a brick-like wall, keeping everyone from running away if they felt the need to. Kurama and Kuwabara turned around and saw this was happening.

"Miss Rui? What's wrong?" Yukina asked.

"Yukina…" Kuwabara whisped.

Yukina stepped forward. "Miss… Rui…?"

Yukina took Rui by the shoulder and turned her around and screamed because there was no mouth or nose, just eyes- deep black pits for eyes oozing a deep red or black viscous fluid. From the sleeves of her kimono emerged long tentacle-like fingers, slithering in the air like snakes. Her hair came undone and flowed around her, growing longer, coming closer to the other three.

"Are you… really?" Yukina mumbled. "Please… please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please…."

I've been corrupted. It is not as bad as death I suppose…

"Miss…?"

Yes. I am communicating through my thoughts to yours. I melted those figures. They too have been corrupted, just not as I have been I suppose. I think now that you have seen me this way, you will be, too.

"Miss Rui… WHY?!"

The man came to me many years ago. You see, after your Hiei came to me, I left home and I ended up here. As I said before. But a year since that time, I came across a man. A terrible man. He told me he would send a spirit after me unless I did his bidding. He sent the rake. You know of him?

"What do you remember of him?" Kurama asked. "If he can do that, then there's something extremely wrong here."

I remember nothing. The rake removed the memories of him. I could tell you a number he called me from last but I don't think you can track him. I just remember that… he… owned something? Someone had something of his?

Someone took something of his, I think he said. He said this was his revenge. That is all I remember of him. The fluid dripped more from her eyes. She reached up with a tentacle finger and swiped it off.

Keiko froze. "Don't you remember, Keiko? You kept my…?"

"So wait, what's this about something being really wrong?" Kuwabara asked. He was swallowing a lot down, considering that this level of uncanny valley was not something he was at all used to.

"This kind of corruption isn't of this world," Kurama said.

"What do you mean 'Not of this world?'"

"It's on the level of necromancy. It violates even the laws of death. I don't understand what this could mean… But then… Toguro was able to move around despite being under my death tree…"

Well, that man. He wanted revenge and he threatened to kill me unless I worked for him. I called him recently because I couldn't take the rake anymore. And then he told me that you will come here more than likely. He said the curse will be lifted.

So he lied to me… Now I wish I had died… I don't want to be this Slenderwoman.

"Miss Rui… please don't say that…" Yukina said. She came closer. Kuwabara was about to run over to stop her but Kurama held his arms up to block the other two from stopping her. She hugged Rui, tears dripping from her eyes. She glowed as she used her healing powers. Slowly, Rui's face, hair, and hands returned to their normal state. Yukina slumped a little. "I haven't used this much of my healing powers before… I hope it did enough to cure you."

"…I don't think I can," Rui whispered, still trembling.

"Not without the potion," Kurama said. "More than likely."

"Well, you all should go off without me, then."

"No. I think you can lead us to the man. We'll keep an eye on you. But when we find the potion, all will be better…"

"You sure, Kurama?" Kuwabara asked.

"We could do what we can. Let's go north."

/././

Shun-jun saw the ship overhead and waited for the platform to come down. He walked to the door when it landed and pushed the button, saying the password, "Lord Koenma is very cool."

He came to the control room. "Sir? It looks like things are growing progressively worse…"

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