Yusuke gets badly wounded in the fight against Goki. As Goki
was about to deliver the finishing blow, lights come out around and surround the forest.
Thinking people are coming, Goki runs to hide, leaving Yusuke alone, who passes out from
the wounds. As he recovers he finds himself back at his house, with his mother by his
side, hitting him hard in the head again for what she thinks of him having another fight.
It turns out that Botan saved him from the fight with Goki, and brought him back to his
house for treatment. And Botan transforms into a human entity by the way, so that he can
be seen by other people and help Yusuke in his missions. Then Yusuke thinks about the
souls Goki has absorbed, and although not fully recovered, he goes back to fight Goki
again, and on the way Botan gives him a spirit detector (a watch) that detects demons
around, and a spirit enhancer (a ring) that raises the power of his rei gun a lot, in
return of losing all of his strength.
Yusuke finds Goki
threatening another child, and he attacks him again. He realizes that his body is as hard
as steel, but the inside is nothing compared to it. So he gets beat up, but with Botan's
distraction he manages to put a roadblock in his mouth and blasts a rei gun directly to
it, killing him and releasing all the souls he had taken. Now he has recovered one
treasure with two more to go.
Although badly injured
Yusuke still wants to find the rest of the demons, and on the way he meets the red-headed
person he met earlier in the woods. He introudes himself as Kurama, and explains that he
has no intention of fighting him. He sets a meeting place for Yusuke and mentions he will
return the mirror he stole after he has used its purpose. And so they met in the weirdest
battling place of all.. the hospital. Yusuke meets Kurama, and finds out he has a sick
mother named Shiori Minamono that he is taking care of. Then they went to the rooftop and
he explains to Yusuke about his past, that he was a wolf-demon but on one of his quests he
was badly injured and decided to go to the human world in his mother's womb to escape from
danger. He wanted to return to the demon world once he has regained all his strength but
while he was growing up as a human named Shuichi Minamono he felt the tender loving care
of his mother and decided he couldn't leave her behind. Just then the nurse breaks their
conversation and tells Kurama that his mother's sickness was getting worse.
So Kurama decided to
use the mirror of reality, with its power that shows the real intention of the person
using it and gives it truthfulness. However there was a catch, in which a person's life
should be taken away in order for this wish become a reality. With this information that
Botan receives from Koenma she rushes to the scene to prevent the situation but it was too
late. Kurama has already wished for the recovery of his mother in exchange for his life.
Yusuke, who can't bear the fact that a mother is weeping for his lost child (like what
happened to him) decided that his life be taken instead of Kurama's (one of the instances
in the series where Yusuke does a rashful thinking not even taking in consideration the
consequences). Then a bolt of light strikes and together with the full moon, who gives the
mirror the power to grant things, the wish became reality and Shiori recovered from his
illness. Botan arrives to see both Kurama and Yusuke down, but suddenly Kurama gets up,
and realizing his life wasn't taken he rushes to his mother to find out that she is doing
fine. Then Yusuke wakes up, confused why he's still alive. The mirror then speaks that
because of their good intentions it decided to grant the wish with nothing in return. Now
Yusuke has two of the relics back, with only one to go, not knowing the danger that lies
from the third relic.. or the person holding it.