ETERNALLY DESTINED; SECRET SANTA 2011 by ED Staff
Past Featured StorySummary: Fanfiction gifts created for members of our Deviant Art group, Eternally Destined.
Categories: Fairy Tales, Fables Characters: InuYasha, Kagome
Genres: Alternate Universe, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fluff, Hentai, Romance, Slice of Life, WAFF
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Language
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Completed: No Word count: 46901 Read: 21408 Published: December 25, 2011 Updated: December 28, 2011
FOR INUHANYOUNIKKIE: Holiday Spirits by ED Staff
Author's Notes:
Part 1 of 4
"Oh you.... You.... You.... OSUWARI!" Kagome screamed, her face flushed bright red as she watched the Hanyou jerk face plant onto the frozen ground. "I can't believe you!"

The teenage Miko stomped off in a fury, grumbling about stupid, insensitive jerks. Inuyasha spat a mouthful of snow out of his mouth, and shook his head.

"Hey, get back here bitch!" Inuyasha screamed at the retreating girl, and struggled against the force pulling him to the ground. "Who said you could go? We have shards to find!"

Kagome just ignored the temperamental boy screeching at her and strode away with her head held high; why she had wanted that idiot to join her for Christmas was beyond her.

Inuyasha grumbled to himself and pushed himself from the ground, only to feel a thunk on the back of his head. "Ow! What the fuck, Monk?"

Miroku shook his head and walked away, inspecting his staff for the crack that the idiot's head had probably just caused.

"Nice," Sango spat sarcastically at the fallen Inuhanyou.

"Why do you always have to be such a jerk?" Shippou called from the safety of Sango's shoulders.

"Keh, stupid girl," Inuyasha muttered. "Get back here Kagome!" he shouted in the direction of the well.

He growled at the disobedient girl and stomped off in her direction; the nerve! They had jewel shards to find and a Naraku to kill, they didn't have time for Kagome to take a few days off to go to her time for some stupid holiday!

He stomped his way to the well, a man on a mission. He was going to give that stupid wench a piece of his mind! He was going to drag her back, kicking and screaming, if he had to! Then he'd block the well, and find some way to always keep her with him, right where she belonged! He barely heard metal jingling faintly in the distance.

A call came quietly from the forest, "Inuyasha..."

Inuyasha spun around looking for the source, "Huh?"

"Inuyasha..."

"Who's there?" he asked, slowly entering the snow-covered wood.

"Inuyasha..."

"Yes, yes, I heard ya already!" Inuyasha yelled into the trees. He stumbled forward into a huge snowdrift as a thick metal chain wrapped itself around his ankle. He glared down at his foot in disgust, "Very funny Shippou."

He slowly rose to his feet, only for the chain to pull his balance out from under him. "Ack!"

The faint jangling slowly became louder as a figure emerged from the trees. Inuyasha's eyes widened in shock before they narrowed and flashed red.

"Oh, hell no! I am not falling for this again!" He yelled.

His mother's face smiled sadly as she beckoned him, the chains around her swinging with the movement, "Come on son."

Inuyasha shook his head stubbornly at the familiar vision, "Get away from me! Sesshoumaru isn't fooling me this time!"

Inuyasha's mother swung her arms forward, wrapping the chains around her son's shoulders. "I said to come!" she bellowed as she yanked the chains forcing Inuyasha to his feet.

"Fuck off! He can't have Tessaiga!" Inuyasha bellowed as he futilely clawed at the chains to break them.

"This has nothing to do with your brother," the woman said with a long sigh, "this has everything to do with you."

She turned to her son, brushing her hand gently against his cheek, "We're trying to save you..."

"Save me? From what?" Inuyasha snorted in disbelief, "there's nothin' on this Earth that can hurt me!"

Inuyasha's mother raised an eyebrow in disbelief, her expression saying 'Oh really?'

"Well, not badly enough to make a ghost visit me, anyway," Inuyasha clarified.

"There is one thing..." the ghost trailed off, "it's you."

"It's me? What's that supposed to mean?" Inuyasha asked in bewilderment.

"You're about to have three visitors, Inuyasha, they'll explain what I mean," his mother answered. "Please pay them heed, for the both of us."

Inuyasha let himself be dragged off by the woman claiming to be the spirit of his mother, the silence only interrupted by the annoying clinking of the chains. Finally the noise got to Inuyasha, he had to ask.

"Keh, what's with the chains?"

His mother paused, and turned to look at him, "They tie me to this plane; a constant reminder of why I'm not allowed to be at rest."

"Now I know you ain't my mother! She was the best person I knew, there's no way-"

Inuyasha's mother interrupted her son, putting a hand over his mouth.

"The last years of my life were spent trying to make you as happy as possible. I knew you'd have a hard life when I was gone... I just didn't expect us to be parted so soon. I've had to watch you suffer, unable to help, unable to comfort.... I'm chained down, unable to move on because of your sadness."

Inuyasha felt a tear move down his cheek and hurriedly wiped it away, "Sorry."

His mother ignored the apology and continued, "It's only recently that they've started to fall away; when you were awoken."

A small smile formed on the Hanyou's face, "Kagome..."

A link separated itself from its brothers, forgotten in the snow.

"You're in danger of losing her, don't let that happen," his mother warned. She placed a gentle kiss to his forehead, "Good luck."

It took Inuyasha a few moments to realize his mother was fading back into the darkness of the forest. He sprinted after her, calling.

"Mother! Mother! Come back! Please!" he shouted, not bothering to wipe away the tears that he knew were flowing. He ran after her retreating form until he collapsed to his knees.

"Please..." he pleaded weakly.

"And all this time I thought I was the emotional one!" a familiar voice taunted.
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