Chapter 8:A What Attack?
Sango was injured by their late demon and Kagome insists on taking care of dressing her wound but not just Sango but the whole group made lame excuses for Kagome not to do so; this got Kagome suspicious, now she wonders why everyone’s acting so weird around her. Will she find out in this chapter?
It was a very late quiet night…
Everyone was fast asleep even Inu-yasha’s senses weren’t at its full attention maybe it was that fight against the large demon; who knew. Kagome shifted around in her sleeping bag suffering from a horrible nightmare it wasn’t even about her terrible marks in math it was much worst. “No…” She mumbled.
-In Kagome’s Dream-
Kagome was visioning herself running through the forest at rapid speed, she knew it was her but it was like she felt she was controlled to do something she wouldn’t dare to do. Her eyes were glowing blood red and her blood was boiling hot from the new transformation. She soon figured she was running after someone, a young woman. “Please, leave me alone!” The woman cried. Kagome was chuckling malevolency. “And what would be the fun?”
The lady ran for her life when she noticed Kagome jumped right in front of her. “Eek!” She fell back on her bottom and was terrified. “Please, don’t hurt me, please?” Kagome’s red glowing eyes were only shown then a wicked smirked appeared. “It’s over!” “Ahh!” The women screamed.
-End of Dream-
“No!” Kagome gasped shooting up from her sleeping bag. Inu-yasha jumped up in shock of the yell from Kagome. He hopped down from the tree and landed by Kagome and was shaking her lightly. “Kagome, Kagome?” He called. Kagome was awake but was still in shock and was soaked with sweat. She looked around franticly and panted. “It was only a dream, what was it though, and what was I doing to that young woman?”
“Kagome, what’s the matter, you look very pale?” Inu-yasha asked anxiously. Kagome looked down at her hands. “I don’t know, I guess I had a horrible nightmare.” She explained. "Was it really a dream, it felt so real?" Inu-yasha calmed down a little. “What was it about?” Kagome looked up at his face. “Should I tell him my nightmare?” She wondered. “I can’t remember, it just went blank.” She lied. “Oh.” He nodded slightly. “I can’t tell him about it; even if I did he wouldn’t care, but it’s always best to talk it out.” She thought. “But for some odd reason, it’s like something’s telling me not to tell him.”
“It’s still late, do you think you could manage to go back to sleep?” Inu-yasha asked. “I don’t know if I can, it was just so scary, though I can’t remember what I was so scared of.” Kagome said a little shaken. Her shaking stopped when she felt Inu-yasha pull her to his chest so she was laying her head under his chin. “Huh?” “Don’t force it; maybe you just shouldn’t remember.” He said. Kagome nodded and nestled in his caress. “I feel so much safer in Inu-yasha’s arms.” She smiled for the first time of the night. Inu-yasha wrapped his arms around her. “She was really frightened I’ve never seen her act his way before; whatever it was it couldn’t have be good.”
The rest of the group weren’t asleep like they were supposed to, besides how could you not wake up from Kagome’s scream? They all smirked watching the two cuddling, Kagome finally fell back to asleep.
Early Next Morning…
Kagome stretched her arms and realised she was back in her sleeping bag. Shippo groggily rubbed his eye to Kagome’s movement and yawned. “Good morning Shippo-chan.” Kagome smiled sweetly. Shippo nodded with a smile trying to shake the sleep. “Kagome-chan, you’re awake now.” Sango smiled, walking up the path toward her. “Yeah, why wouldn’t I be?” She giggled awkwardly. She looked around and noticed two people were missing. “Sango, where’s Inu-yasha and Miroku?” Sango sighed. “They didn’t want to wake you, but there’s been another attack.” “Another attack, what type of attack.” Kagome questioned. “Come with me I’ll show you.” Sango answered.
It was soon that Kagome and Shippo followed Sango further out into the forest and reached the two males. The two males looked up at the upcoming company. Kagome realised another body between them. “Inu-yasha, what’s that?” Kagome asked as she ran up to them. The men revealed the dead woman’s body. When Kagome saw the body she gasped and stood back a few steps. “That body, it can’t be.” Sheshivered. “It’s the same young woman in my nightmare.” Inu-yasha noticed Kagome’s sudden change. “What is it Kagome?” “N-nothing, I was just a little distracted by those marks.” She replied, pointing them out.
Miroku observed them. “Oh! These marks, they’re the same marks on the previous murders; they’re left no other besides a vampire.” "You're right, cause the beast who killed her has no scent." Inu-yasha frowned. “But that can’t be, Kura, claimed he was the only vampire in this area, that’s not possible.” Sango stated. “He has said that, but now there’s one other…” Miroku started.
The group looked up at Kagome slightly. Kagome backed up more, feeling tenser. “Why do I feel like this is my fault, why is everyone looking at me like that?” Kagome wondered. “You guys what’s wrong?” “Betsuni.” They all answered. Kagome raised an eyebrow. “It seems everyone’s against me in a way, like they don’t trust me; what would I have done to make them so--”
“Oh Kami, Toki!” Someone shouted.
The group looked forward as a man ran to them in complete shock, he picked the girl up in his arms. “Toki, Toki, what happened to you?” as he sobbed into her black hair. “Do you know this young woman?” Miroku asked. The man looked up at the rest. “Of course I do, she’s my fiancée.” He nodded, then he noticed Inu-yasha’s ears and growled. “You... fiend, what have you done to my beautiful Toki.” He shouted lunging at him. Inu-yasha effortlessly dodged him. “Please sir calm down, he’s not the one who attacked her.” Sango proclaimed.
The man fell to his knees in tears. “Please forgive me, I’m just so angered that as soon as I saw anyone that looked suspicious I put the blame on him.” He apologized. “I understand.” Miroku bowed and put his hand on the man’s shoulder. “I’ll make a proper burial for your loss.” “Thank you, young monk.” He bowed politely. “Lead us to your village then.” Sango spoke. He nodded and lifted his fiancée bridal style and carried her off leading the rest to the near village. When they all reached there the funeral was done and the others were headed back on the road.
“Thank you very much.” The man bowed. “I pray for your safe journey, be careful for that beast out there, I heard he was slain but it seems the rumours weren’t as true.”
The rest nodded and continued they’re quest. Kagome was muted the entire time and was still silent when she finally spotted a creek nearby. “We should take a small break.” Everyone nodded even Inu-yasha didn’t bother about it, for the first time in his life he wasn’t really in the mood for searching for shards at the moment. “Do you have any snacks Kagome?” Shippo asked. “Hm? Oh yeah it’s nothing big but…” She dug in her sack and took a bag of regular flavoured potato chips. “Chips for everyone.”
Everyone finally beamed with joy. Kagome laughed I guess it is fine. She took out five bowls and poured an equal amount of chips for everyone. Sango gave some to Kirara from her bowl and she began to purr. Inu-yasha stuffed his face into it and was nearly done already. Kagome took out of few water bottles and noted she was going down to the creek to fill them up.
Miroku sighed and looked at the others then back to Kagome. “Another attack…” Inu-yasha stood up angered. “It wasn’t her; she was with me the whole time!” Inu-yasha yelled toward Miroku quickly defending her case. “I’m not suggesting it was.” Miroku said. “I was merely thinking.” “Then don’t even think that way.” Inu-yasha snorted. “You guys, must you discuss this now and so loud?” Sango spoke with eyes closed. The guys realised what she said and froze. “Hi.” Kagome spoke up from behind.
The two men looked up at her and began trembling. “K-Kagome…” “You got something to say then say it; wait does it have to do with Kura and me?” Kagome asked. They jolted. “It does, doesn’t it; if what you heard offended any of you I’m sorry,” Kagome bowed ashamed. “What are you talking about Kagome?” Sango asked. Kagome tapped her foot against the little rock in front of her and looked at Inu-yasha slightly and back at it again then sighed. “You know…before the actual... attack.” “Kagome-chan, are you talking about what he “did” to you before he was consuming you?”
Kagome nodded sadly looking down. “Oh we know it wasn’t your fault that would be the last thing on our mind right now.” Sango reassured her. “Honto?” Kagome looked at her in surprise. “But the whole problem is that I thought it was truly Inu-yasha I kissed, so I was kind of enjoying it; how am I going to explain that one?” “Stop worrying about it Kagome, geez.” Inu-yasha snorted. “Inu-yasha…” She expressed to herself. "He's not mad?" as she sat down handing them each a water bottle. Kagome had taken a sip and coughed.
“Kagome, are you okay?” Shippo asked. “Yeah, I’m fine, it’s just this water is so bitter I can’t even drink it.” Kagome coughed. “Bitter, since when can water be bitter it doesn’t even have a taste?” Inu-yasha wondered drinking it perfectly fine. “Well either way, you need to drink something or you’ll dehydrate.” Sango noted. “Yeah, it’s okay I have juice for myself.” Kagome mentioned as she began to drink it. “It’s still bitter, but it’s better than nothing.” She shrugged.
End of chapter.