Some thoughts I have for chapter 3. Critiques and suggestions are highly welcomed!! >w< [Close friends only, please!! I dont trust strangers telling me what to do with MY character and MY story.. .-. ]
Originally, the last chapter was going to be titled "The Last Night" as in the last night Jade would ever spend alone, from the song. But this will actually be assigned to chapter 3 since chapter 2 didn't work out that way. My goal of this chapter is to lead up to how Hiei begins living with Jade. Hiei being Hiei is of course, going to say no a million times, but it turns out that he hangs out there often enough for him to call it home, so Jade likes to think of that as his way of accepting her offer. Of course, for the first half a year or so, he is committed to sleeping in the trees around the house or simply on the window seat or couch, being careful not to get too comfortable. Caz that's just how he is :0 After a long while though, of Jade nagging him and hinting that hes allowed to use one of the beds, he finally settles down in a room with a bed to himself. At first, he only sleeps in there occasionally, as if testing his boundaries. XD But after a while, he accepts it as his own room and stays in there full time. Though, during the day he still prefers his trees. XD He especially likes the huge cherry blossom tree that sits outside of Jade's bedroom window, where he can relax and keep an eye on her at the same time. Occasionally she joins him in the tree or peeks her head out at him to say hi. My goal in this chapter is to start showing this- for this is where they start to really form some strong ties.
However, the owner of the house is still Suzuki. And Jade needs Suzuki's permission for Hiei to live there. This is how I intend on convincing Suzuki to agree.
At the beginning of the chapter, and at the end of chapter 2, Kurama mentions they have a mission that involves Jade. He said so to get Hiei to listen. He fibbed a bit. It doesn't involve Jade directly, but instead, her foster mother, Suzuki. There's been some sort of accident in the lab where Suzuki works. The accident is undecided, but most likely involves Suzuki being in direct danger and another evil scientist that works at her firm named Ikeda. Hes got a way with words and the only reason he still works there is because hes Suzuki's superior and Suzuki cant seem to nail him and get him locked up. But hes always fucking shit up. The two cant stand each other and try to avoid each other at work at all costs. Ikeda has a bad rep for conducting illegal research and torturous experiments, especially on demons, aleins, extra-terrestrials, children, and animals, etc, and Koenma sends Yusuke on the case because many apparitions have gone missing and Koenma is recieving many complaints about it. Koenma believes Ikeda to be the most reasonable culprit for the missing apparitions. But I've yet to find out how to involve Suzuki. So here are a few scenareos I have came up with:
Ikeda rigs the lab with bombs to destroy evidence of illegal research/experiments hes been conducting, and ties Suzuki up in the lab so she goes along with it.
Suzuki finds said research and tries to steal it and Ikeda catches her and tries to kill her, or drags her to hell/spirit world/another dimension and tries to kill her there so there would be no evidence of the murder.
Suzuki stumbles upon the missing apparitions and calls a friend she knows that works for spirit world immediantly. [She knows a lot of people and has a lot of connections.] The demons protecting the operation are after Suzuki, and despite her martial arts training, shes having a hard time holding them back, so Yusuke's team has to step in and retrieve and return the apparitions to spirit world.
Maybe even a mix of all of these?
Either way, Hiei will be the one to swoop in and take control of the mission and save Suzuki. For this, she gladly grants him entrance to the house to live with Jade. Though she cant deny his cocky attitude and his meanness towards Jade annoys the living hell out of her, he did save her life, and he keeps Jade safe and happy. She lets that be the overruling factor. [She also formally apologizes for her absence around the house herself, but her job requires her to work long hours and sometimes she doesnt leave the lab/office for even an entire week. They also find out that she lives in a house completely seperate from Jade's a good majority of the time. She says its because its closer to work but Hiei doesn't buy it.] She also hopes his sternness and take no shit attitude rubs off on Jade a bit, so she will finally have courage to stand up for herself. She even asks for Hiei to train her, but Hiei doesn't put this request into motion until Jade herself asks for Hiei's help. This doesnt take place for a couple months or so after, however. [I may need to add a time skip in. Actually it may even be required. ] But eventually, the back yard is turned into their training grounds, and hes appalled by how un-skilled Jade is but also surprised by her sheer strength. He finds out that shes got the power in her, she just doesn't know what to do with it.
Soon, Hiei and Jade have a daily routine going with each other. 5-7 A.M. on weekdays, they eat breakfast together while Jade gets ready for school. 9-11 A.M. on weekends. Jade makes lunch for the two of them at 1-2 P.M. and leaves Hiei lunch in the fridge on weekdays. At 5-7 P.M. they have dinner together, then after dinner they relax for about 30 minutes before going out to the training grounds where they will train for an hour or so, the waiting is to prevent them from getting sick to their stomachs. They hang out for the rest of the night and sometimes Jade makes sweets for them to munch on before bed. Every Sunday is grocery shopping day, and occasionally they will go shopping for fun at the local shops/malls on Saturdays. Every Friday, Jade invites the whole gang over to hang out for her place and they have Friday movie nights. Occasionally, the girls will spend the night whereas Jade stays downstairs with them and Hiei sleeps in an upstairs guest room to give them privacy. if the boys decide to stay too, they stay upstairs with Hiei or the girls will stay upstairs in Jade's room while the boys stay downstairs. Jade prefers for sleeping to be seperate since some of the boys have their girlfriends with them. [Yukina and Kuwabara, Kaiari[my oc again] and Kurama, and Yusuke and Keiko.] Hiei somewhat hates the idea of the mundane routine, but eventually comes to appreciate it as it brings him closer to Jade and the rest of his friends. Jade for one, whose lived alone her entire life in a big empty house, is having the time of her life. XD Having the house full of friends is precisely what Suzuki wanted to see when she built it, so Suzuki is pleased to hear the stories of all the fun Jade has when Suzuki returns to Jade on her off days.
Im not entirely sure what to add after this, besides demonstrating the routine for you guys. So if you have any suggestions, that'd be great. Obviously though, missions arent in the routine, but sooner or later, once shes trained and become stronger, Jade pushes to go on some missions with the boys. Though she cant lend much of a hand in strength, shes developed a unique power for healing which proves useful in many situations. Shes also psychic and can occasionally read minds and see into the future. She uses her visions to help as well. However she cant control her psychic abilities. They simply come and go when they please. So these methods arent always surefire but she does her best.
I also am thinking about adding a mission in this chapter, but missions with Jade that I have planned so far would be too far in depth in my story line for chapter 3.
So suggest away!! x3 Please send me a note or facebook me with ideas.