Chapter 10: Protest on First Aid
“You witch!” The demon growled and shot out a blast of wind from his palms. Kagome shielded herself with the bow, and wind suddenly dispersed. “Huh?”“You’re annoying.” The demon frowned and ran at her. Kagome gasped as he was coming closer. “Oh no.” She released the arrow but it missed. “Oh great.” She felt her legs jump out of the way, but no one was there to help her. She found herself behind him. “Wha…how did I do that?” She wondered. Everyone was shocked even the demon. Kagome had jumped right over the demon’s head. Inu-yasha ran over to her. “Are you alright?” “Oh yeah, I feel great actually.” She answered clenching her fist in content. “Whatever just happened right there, I’m glad I was able to do it.” “Kagome is changing.” Miroku thought. “Little by little she is.”
Kirara landed on the ground with Sango still holding her left arm. “What’s the matter Sango?” Shippo wondered. “It’s nothing.” Sango hushed, looking up at Kagome and the others. Kagome turned to her and walked towards her. “Oh dear, Sango, you’re hurt.” Everyone turned over to her when Kagome announced it. “No it’s fine I mean it.” Sango reassured with a smile. Kagome pried Sango’s hand away revealing red staining the sleeve of her shirt. “Oh no Sango’s bleeding.” Miroku declared.
“I’ll get something for you.” Kagome said, searching in her big yellow bag for her first aid kit. “Kagome, it’s okay really, it’s only a graze nothing big.” Sango rebelled. “Yeah, but it can get infected with bacteria if we don’t treat it now.” Kagome noted, still digging in her bag. “Kagome, you should by now Sango can take care of herself she doesn’t need your first aid treatment.” Inu-yasha snorted. “Yeah but…” “No buts, that bruise is so minor; it will heal less than a day or two even for a human.”
Kagome still pulled out her first aid kit. “Well it won’t kill just to put on a Band-Aid,” as she rolled up Sango’s sleeve revealing the small scrape, her fingers just brushing on the cut unnoticeably trying to reach for the tweezers in the box. “See I told you it’s nothing; I’ll put it on myself.” Sango stated.
Kagome squeezed the cotton swab to stop the bleeding. “Sango, you know it won’t work that way; here let me put some antiseptic on it first,” Kagome chuckled. With a pair of tweezers Kagome rubbed the cotton swab in the antibacterial liquid and carefully dabbed it on Sango’s cut. The blood started to soak through the cotton swab. “There we go.”
“She’s getting too close.” Miroku thought. Sango took the tweezers out of Kagome’s hand and did it herself. “It’s about time I do it for you Kagome.” Kagome raised an eyebrow. “Um… okay.” “Good thinking Sango.” Miroku sighed. “Okay, I’m ready for an explanation; everyone’s acting so weird around me.” Kagome thought. Kagome took the Band-aid out and opened it. “Kagome, I wanna try, I wanna try.” Shippo pleaded. “Uh…as you wish.” Kagome nodded. “Yay.” He smiled. “No girl can fall for my clever cuteness act,” as he put on the Band-aid as perfectly as he could so Kagome wouldn’t have to change it if it was placed wrong. “Well done Shippo.” Sango congratulated. “Are you done yet?” Inu-yasha snorted.
“Yes, but tell me something, why were you all protesting on me just to take care of Sango’s minor injury? Everyone sure played a good part in this.” Kagome questioned standing up waiting for an explanation. Everyone cringed at the question. “I just found that you like to waste your time on such a small dilemma.” Inu-yasha answered with another snort. “How’s that wasting time, I’m just doing what I enjoy helping out with?” Kagome retorted. "It's what I'm best at, anyway." “Keh, pathetic, you should care more about yourself than everyone else all the time.” “So, you don’t want me to help with your injuries anymore.” Kagome pouted. “Yeah.” Inu-yasha nodded. “Oh.” Kagome sighed with grief.
“It’s not that I don’t want Kagome to stop what she’s best at, but the only way to keep her away from being lost in total misery is by doing this; until I find someway to get her out of it, she’s not getting anywhere near human blood.” Inu-yasha thought. “I understand Inu-yasha meant his reasons for protecting Kagome, but he could have used calmer methods.” Miroku reflected. “I feel so bad for Kagome, I just want to turn back time around and fix this; I don’t want her to live like this forever.” Sango thought sadly.
“I know they’re leading me on from what they’re really hiding from me.” Placing a finger on her bottom lip in ponderation. Sango made a small face but threw it off. “There’s just something that’s too suspicious.” She looked up at Inu-yasha. “Inu-yasha’s not looking at me, and I know this time it isn’t about Kikyo, his eyes are usually different.” Inu-yasha felt her eyes staring at him. “What are you looking at?!” “Uh…n-nothing.” She answered licking her dry lips. “Then again I could be wrong.”
Darkness had fallen as everyone found a comfortable spot to take a rest. The fire was built and everyone sat around it. “We’ve been getting more and more jewel shards in this area; after every battle we’ve earned a new one.” Inu-yasha noted excited. “You’re right; the only problem left now is Kouga and Kohaku.” Kagome mentioned. Sango sighed. “Yes, even thought Naraku’s been defeated, Kohaku’s still missing and I don’t know as of yet if he regained full consciousness.” “I’m sure we’ll run into him sooner or later.” Miroku reassured. “Thanks Miroku.” She smiled, leaning against him.
That kind tender moment didn’t last very long. Sango frowned and slapped him across the face hard. “Houshi-sama!” She yelled, lifting her Hiraikotsu ready to strike him out. “No, wait, Sango…don’t be rash.” Miroku pleaded, but he was knocked on the head. “The creep deserved it.” Shippo commented.
“Oh boy it’s getting chilly.” Kagome stated, warming her hands by the fire. “I don’t know but I’m feeling fine.” Sango said. “Are you catching a fever?” as she felt her friend’s forehead. “No I don’t think so.” Kagome replied. Shippo yawned and began to rub his eye. “Anyway, it’s about we hit the sacks.” Kagome smiled, looking at Shippo. Inu-yasha snorted and jumped up to a branch in the tree above. Kagome and the others got ready for bed; soon after everyone was fast asleep. Shippo slept with Kagome in the sleeping bag, Sango who borrowed one of Kagome’s sleeping bag was beside her with Kirara curled next to her head; Miroku was leaning on the tree Inu-yasha was on fast asleep.
And as for the hanyou, he was still awake alright gazing up at the bright moon above. If I never left Kagome’s side that night this wouldn’t have happened, damit; why did I have to be so stupid; Kagome is now suffering without her even realising and I have to sit here and do nothing.” He rested back and the trunk and was feeling quiet dreary and closed his eyes. “I will find a way I promise Kagome, I will save you.” He thought falling into a deep sleep.
End of chapter.