Chapter 17: She Finally Managed to Crack
Kagome fought off her first demon with her new powers, but she wasn’t too happy using them for she knew they belonged to Kura. Later she finds herself in a heap of trouble and is soon about to take out another victim. Can someone help her, please?
When she heard a twig snap behind her she quickly turned around and faced Kagome with a frightened look. “Who are you?” Kagome kindly giggled. “Don’t be afraid, did you get lost? I heard you repeatedly call for someone named Keiske so I came over to check things out.” The young woman nodded. “Yes, you see we got separated after the night took over and we’ve been searching for each other since, well he had better be looking for me.”
“Would you like my help, I’m on my way to the village myself I don’t mind helping you out.” Kagome smiled sweetly. The young woman smiled. “Yes, thank you, thank you very much; what’s your name?” Kagome smiled. “It’s Kagome and yours?” “It’s Yuna.” She answered. “That’s a nice name.” Kagome commented. “Thanks and you have know idea how much I hate the dark it’s great to have someone with me, you never know what could be lurking beside you all the time.” “No, you have no idea.” Kagome grinned evilly behind her back as her fangs extended and followed closely behind her.
The swift follower watched Kagome’s every move. “What does she plan to do with her, moments before she just fainted and now she’s up and ready to help her there’s a catch to this I know it.”
“Keiske?!” Yuna called out then Kagome repeated. “What are you waiting for my dear take her now?” Kura whispered. Kagome’s vampire side grinned. “I’m waiting for the perfect moment; I want to have a little fun first.” Kura smirked. “Alright, just remember what your mother said “don’t play with your food.”” Then he left her.
“Kagome?” Yuna called. Kagome snapped back and looked at her. “Yeah?” “Why were you out here all alone?” Kagome halted not knowing what to answer. “I-I just went out of the village to take a walk, I came to a tree and rested and it’s until now I find myself in the dark heading home.” She lied. It was good lie though she had to admit. “Oh well, you’re lucky no demon or what you call them...those blood sucking beasts got you.” She winked. Kagome slightly gave a frown how she described her as a beast. “I guess I am lucky.” Yuna nodded. “To tell you the truth those blood suckers can also transform into a normal human being and you wouldn’t suspect a thing.” Kagome was about to laugh but held it in. “You seriously have no idea lady you standing with one now.” She giggled to herself. “I hope no blood suckers got my…” she wanted to erase that thought that passed her. “It’s true though, we haven’t gotten that badly separated I’m surprised he still hasn’t heard me or at least I could hear him call out for me.”
Yuna remembered what she had just said about theories she heard and just gave them out to Kagome about “blood suckers” to her description, could take on any form and you wouldn’t know. She paused on her march and faced Kagome and gulped. “Kagome, it might be rude to ask this, but are you one of them I mean those blood suckers?” Kagome flinched at her question. “And how do I know you’re not one?” Kagome wondered. “I guess we’re both stuck now, are we?” Yuna took a good look at her and gasped. “Kagome you’re teeth are…” Kagome covered her mouth. “My teeth are what?” Yuna removed her hand. “They’re fangs aren’t they?” Kagome touched the two sharp points and gasped hysterically. “What do you know they are?”
Yuna backed up away from her. “Kagome, you are one of them aren’t you, a blood sucker.” Kagome shook her head. “Oh we aren’t called “blood suckers” we’re called vampires.” She closed her eyes and re-opened them to bloodshot red. Yuna gasped and backed up more. “Oh my goodness I’ve been walking around with it this whole time; why don’t you shed the disguise now, you thought I wouldn’t notice I’m not so naïve.” Yuna spoke trying not to sound frightened. “This isn’t a disguise, honey; you can’t believe that a vampire could be pretty?” Kagome wondered.
Yuna stared at the beast in front of her and noticed something in its eyes. Kagome walked closer to her. Yuna saw in the eyes of the vampire was some innocent girl pleading for her to run. “Kagome…” Yuna gasped. “Kagome, you’re possessed by that thing. I’m going to free you, hang on Kagome.” The vampire Kagome cringed at her as she was getting through to Kagome. “Stop staring.” She demanded, slapping her across the cheek. Yuna fell back a bit and she held her cheek. The vampire Kagome grabbed her wrist and pulled her back toward her. “How can someone as weak as you free her, if you can’t even free yourself.”
Yuna winced as she held tighter. “Let go of me, let go of her!” She demanded with a struggle. Kagome forced her toward her body and held her waist therefore bent her head back and held it there because she was struggling to life it back up. She knew the steps, she knew everything. Kagome lifted Yuna’s wrist and sliced it open slightly and she winced at the pain then Kagome licked the blood that managed to ooze through and shivered with content. “Kagome…please listen to me, you aren’t a vampire. You can do this.” Yuna encourage as her fang was ready to pierce her throat.
Kagome froze when her words echoed into her mind and pulled back from her throat. Kura was trying all his might to make her continue her hunger for her blood. “Kagome only needs one more lick of human blood, then she’s all mine.” Yuna witnessed her movements and continued her encouragement. “Kagome, you’re much stronger than that, you can beat the demon. Don’t throw your life to this demon!” Kagome gasped as she began to feel a heart beat. Kura growled as he noticed Kagome was calling back to herself. She still held Yuna tight in her grip, but trying to escape his trance. “Damn you woman!” Kura growled through Kagome’s mouth and he forced Kagome to squeeze her tighter and she moved back to pierce her fangs through her throat but was fighting not to bite the girl. “Ugh!” Yuna cringed. She eased back trying to ignore the pain and continued. Kagome was nearly seconds away to piercing her sharp points into her neck. “Come Kagome, one more just one more killing then you’ll be free I promise you that; just shut this girl up and drink, you know you want to; you can’t control your hunger.” Kura lied trying to somehow get this girl to feed.
Kagome heard what he said. One more kill, one more kill and this will be all over. She can go back to Inu-yasha, she can totally forget about all this. She moved even closer, but paused. Would she be willing to take this one life to save her own? “Kagome, you’re strong, you are not a vampire; you are very kind and loving young woman. Come on I believe in you.” Yuna smiled. Kagome shut her eyes trying to think. She was nearly inches away of just taking this woman’s life away. Since her pulse was back it was much easier for her to control herself though Kura was still holding her freedom. “Kagome my dear, what are you waiting for you may lose a life, but you can save many others.”
Kagome’s eyes widened in realization and she trembled. He had a point she’d have to sacrifice one person for the lives of others. Kagome stared at the pulsing vein that was enticing her to just go for it. “Just get it over with, Kagome!!” Kura shouted and he sent the message to her brain and she forcefully dug her fangs into Yuna’s neck. “Ahh!!” She screamed at the pain and then she could feel her blood being sucked away through her neck and into Kagome’s mouth. Kura chuckled as he could feel the power. Kagome was drinking her blood, but for some reason it felt different, like her body was changing. “That’s it Kagome, finish her off.” Kagome didn’t want to kill her, but if it meant saving the lives of others she had to. Yuna breathed heavily and managed to speak. “K-Kagome, think about it, will the people that love you accept what you’re doing? Would the person you’re in love with still love you?” Kagome paused as her words struck her. “Go back to him, Kagome, he misses you very much, don’t turn into a demon.”
Kagome heard her and stopped sucking, her fangs were still in but she stopped. “What is it, Kagome? Finish her while you have the chance, don’t let her fool you.” Kura spoke. “Kagome-chan, you’re a good person.” Yuna managed to give her a smile. Kagome un-nipped her fangs from her throat and she dropped her on the ground. “Kagome, what on earth are you doing?” He asked. Kagome held her head as it began to pulse. “Run…” Kagome spoke through. “Wha?” Yuna said. “I said run, run now!! Please…” Kagome pleaded. Yuna got up. “Kagome…”
“Yuna!!” Someone called out. Everyone reacted to the sound, Yuna recognized the voice. “K-Keiske!?” She called back for him. Keiske followed the voice and was rewarded to see her standing in front of…of a demon, a vampire, a witch. “Yuna!!” She shouted. Kagome glared at him and jumped up in the trees and disappeared. Keiske quickly ran to his fiancé. “Yuna dear, are you alright?” Yuna nodded quietly as she stared at the spot where Kagome stood. Keiske checked her throat and saw the markings. “Yuna, she bit you; I promise I’ll get her back for attacking you. I have to warn the village.” Keiske hugged. Yuna pushed him back slightly. “No, Keiske, that vampire has trapped a living young woman inside of him.” Keiske blinked. “I was able to control part of her. She needs our help, Keiske.” Yuna began to cry for Kagome’s trapped soul and Keiske pulled her into a hug. “Ssh, it’s okay, I’ll help you. Let’s head back to the village.” Yuna nodded and they left the scene.
That mysterious follower had watched Kagome’s actions. He would have gone to help the woman, but he wanted to see if Kagome was able to break free on her own. Thankfully she was able to stop, but I think she’s in trouble. “I have to go save her.” Then he went after her.
In the forest running-
It was still dark, actually around 11pm as Kagome continued to run. Her body was feeling weird, she could feel her heart beating rapidly, but it didn’t hurt. She was able to feel all the animals or other live forms blood that rushed through their veins, but what did it all mean. “Kagome I thought you were smart you played the fool today, you let her stop you from your freedom.” Kura whispered. “No you’re the fool. Did you think I was stupid, that I wouldn’t figure it out?” Kagome snorted. “Why on earth would you tell me something like that ‘if you feed off of this one, I will be free from your spell,’ You wouldn’t tell me something like that.” Kura smirked. “That’s what you know; I bet you don’t even know what’s happening to you right now.” Kagome stopped dead in her tracks. “What’s happening to me, tell me now?!” She ordered. “Believe me you wouldn’t need me to tell you that. It will all start in a few moments, my dear.” Kura chuckled.
Kagome felt a heavy thump in her heart and she gasped in shock at the pain. She held her chest roughly, pleading it would stop. “W-what’s happening to me?” She dropped to her knees again. “My body’s changing,” She whimpered, as she turned her trembling palms around. She could feel and see her nails extending longer as well as her teeth. This time it felt like it was going to permanent. “UGH!!” She cried in pain and held her head. Her heart began to beat fast again. Kagome pleaded for the pain to stop and continued to cry. “Hehehe, that’s it Kagome come to me.” Kura chuckled in her mind. “No…I don’t want to go with you, I want to be with Inu-yasha!!” She shouted.
The hidden follower up in the trees heard her sobbing and shouts of pain. He hopped down from the trees and ran up to her. Kagome could see a way too familiar young boy and widened. “K-Kohaku…”
Kohaku indeed stood in front of her and bent down. He held her shoulders and shook her. “Come on Kagome-san, you have to snap out of it.” Kohaku warned. “Kohaku, you should get away from me; I might hurt you.” Kagome replied, still holding her head in pain. “No, I’m going to help you. You’re my sister’s best friend I have to.” Kagome gasped at his kindness, but she wasn’t able to hold it any longer. “Kohaku…please…get…away…” then she collapsed to the ground. “Kagome-san!!” He shouted and lifted her back up. He leaned forward to find a heart beat, but there was none. “Oh no…Kagome-san, KAGOME-SAN!!”
End of chapter 17