For forest--Saiyuki

Gojyo sat down and pulled out a cigarette. "Yo. Long time."

"Not really." Hakkai finished cleaning his monocle and put it back on.

"Well? What'd you find?"

"Corrupted youkai." Hakkai stood, brushed off some grass. "I think it has something to do with why Sanzo has summoned us."

"Hnh." Gojyo flicked away the remnants of his cigarette. "Figures." He stood up as well, and stretched. "As if he and the monkey could do this alone."

Hakkai reached out and pulled a leaf from Gojyo's hair. He held the strands between his fingers. "You know, I've always liked the color red."