Chapter 18: Kagome is Trapped
Kagome managed to set Yuna free, but she has drunk some of her blood and has gone through extraordinary changes. Finally Kohaku makes his appearance, but arrives a little too late or so he thinks. So right now, Kagome has two people away from her friends who are willingly giving their selves to help her.
With the Inu-yasha group-
They had found a new camping ground and set up there. Inu-yasha was alert as usually to find a sign of Kagome, but there was no luck. He just had to sit out and wait for her. He couldn’t he promised her that he’d help her through this. She had better come back, or so help him God, he’s going to go after her.
As for the others they were just as worried as he was, but kept their cool. Sango started to have senses that her brother was near by. That’s what made her want to leave. She wanted to find him and see if he truly remembers her and everything else.
So wait a minute does that mean Kagome is much closer than they thought? Oooh confusing right? Let’s change sides.
With Kohaku and Kagome-
Kohaku was still trying to wake up the girl, who seemed dead as a log. She neither moved nor spoke. What has happened to her, he wondered? Kagome was probably wondering the same thing.
Kagome was lost in her mind, she felt so far away from herself and she couldn’t move. “Where am I, why can’t I move?” she wondered. Suddenly she can actually see Kura; he was coming up to her. Kagome trembled as he drew nearer with a sly smirk and she couldn’t even budge. “Why hello, Kagome my dear. I can answer your questions for you.” Kagome frowned. “Why you…what have you done to me, where am I?!” She demanded. Kura zoomed up to her and rubbed her soft cheek, making her shiver with his every stroke. “Why, don’t you know? You’re in your very own body, trapped as I was, but now you’ve just awoken your inner self that laid in you. Your vampire side.” Kagome’s eyes widened. “The last blood you just drank has just turned your human side inside out. Now your body belongs to your vampire side. Observe.” He pointed out. He snapped his fingers and her eyes opened with red which desired for blood, any blood.
Her body moved and Kohaku widened in shock as she began to move again. Kagome’s human side watched and remembered that Kohaku had made his appearance. “Oh no, Kohaku!!” she called out, but it was no use it wouldn’t get through. Kagome’s vampire side stared at the boy and felt his veins pulsing which were calling out to her. Kohaku stood up to her. “Kagome-san, you have to turn back to normal. I have to make my sister happy.” Kohaku straightened. Kagome’s human side cringed when he said that, but her mood changed when she felt her body grasp the boy’s throat. “No, Kohaku!!” Kagome cried. She tried all in vain to stop her body, but she had no control what so ever.
Kohaku coughed at her grip, he had no choice but to kick her in her in the stomach. She coughed this time and released his throat. Kohaku dropped to the ground. Kagome’s humane side was able to feel the same pain as her vampire side could, but she didn’t care. As along as Kohaku got away, she would have done the same thing to herself. Kagome’s vampire side frowned at the boy and she leapt up into one of the trees and ran. “Oh no, Kagome-san!” He yelled after and followed after, but she was too fast and got away. Kohaku didn’t stop and continued, he at least knew the trail where she ran through and he’ll just follow them. “I have to find her and quick.”
Kagome was still on the run and stopped when she smelt blood. She hid in the trees and watched another small boy pass under that tree. Why was a small boy wondering the forest at night? She didn’t know, but Kagome had other worries; she was able to guess what her body was up to next. “Oh no, please have mercy on the poor boy. Don’t kill him!!” She pleaded, trying to stop her body again. “Kagome dear, there’s just no point. Your own soul has been locked away into your body and you will never be able to go back.” Kura smirked, stroking her hair. “No…” Kagome trembled. “No!!” She cried. Kagome’s body leaped down from the tree and onto the poor boy, which had just lost his life to her. Kagome cried more, she couldn’t take it. She’d rather kill herself right now if she could, but she wasn’t even able to make a single movement. “Damn, I should have never left Inu-yasha’s side. What am I going to do?”
The next morning with Inu-yasha-
Inu-yasha awoke to another feeling he was mentioned. His instincts told him it wasn’t something good. “Kagome?” He looked around the camp ground, but still no sign of her. She dropped to the ground silently and was heading away from his friends to go look for her, but Miroku wasn’t easy to simply pass by. “Where do you think you’re going, Inu-yasha?” He spoke, sitting up. Inu-yasha turned to him with a glare. “I just had a bad feeling; I think it has something to do with Kagome. I’m going to go look for her; I don’t care what any of you say!” He continued then heard Sango call out to him. “Inu-yasha wait,” He turned only his head. “What for? If you think I’m going to be stopped by yo-” Sango shook her head. “No, I’m coming with you; I’m having a feeling Kohaku is near by; so I will come with you, Inu-yasha.” Sango shook the sleep from her head and stood up. “Well, if Sango is going there’s no way I’m sitting by and watching, so I’ll follow suit.” Miroku nodded and got up as well. “Don’t forget me, I’m most important to Kagome, don’t forget.” Shippo snickered, getting up as well.
Inu-yasha faced all his friends and sighed. “I guess I can’t stop you, just don’t slow me down.” They all laughed. “Of course, of course. You lead the way.” Inu-yasha snorted and turned around and began to run. Kirara transformed therefore, Sango and Miroku climbed aboard as Shippo managed to catch up with Inu-yasha and hopped on his shoulder.
Yes Kagome’s body was hidden somewhere where the sunlight couldn’t get to her. Her body was asleep, but there was no way Kagome could relax, while her body was doing as it pleased. She didn’t care what Kura said, she knew she could break through. She just had to find the weakness. She’s been through worst situations, like when Akago, (the infant before it changed to Hakudoshi) had put her in a trance to hate both Inu-yasha and Kikyo and she managed to break free of the spell. She certainly believed she could do the same, first to find a weak spot.
Kagome’s body sensed a presence drawing near. It was a young man and she smirked. The young man was out a little ways from the village and was out hunting for his family. He had, bow and arrows, spears and other hunting materials with him. The vampire could feel the blood circulating in his body and it was calling out to her again. “Yes, Kagome, your body is immune to the sunlight; you are able to get him. You are hungry, that last boy was too small.” Kura taunted. Kagome’s soul feared what she was about to do next. “No, please don’t do it! Listen to me, I’m you!” She ordered. Kura frowned and gasped her soul. “Enough of that; you’re soul is now mine and you will never be able to break that bound. Now come to me willingly, Kagome.” Kagome snarled. “No, you listen I will be able to break this spell, I will be with Inu-yasha again, I won’t give my soul and heart to a freak like you. Now release me!!” Kagome demanded, but gasped as she heard her body lure the man toward her.
“Do you want help, I can help you.” Kagome offered. The young hunter looked over at the tree and heard the voice. He had thought the tree was talking to him, but he knew trees couldn’t talk, unless it was a demon. He held out his bow and arrow and aimed it at the tree. “Alright, come on out demon I don’t know who you think you are to try and lure me into your trap, but as you can see I’m a hunter and I know every type of trick any demon or animal can come up with.” He snorted. Kagome giggled. “Is that so? Are sure I’m not just a human?” She crawled out of her hiding spot and faced him. The young hunter based down his bow lightly, still on guard if anything. “A young woman…I've never seen you around here before, who are you?” He asked. Kagome walked closer to him. “No, get away from me please!!” Kagome pleaded for the man. “I’m a young lonely traveler who seeks for life.” The young hunter raised an eyebrow. She didn’t look like the type to be traveling; she looked very fragile and vulnerable. “But, you are so young, aren’t you afraid of running into demons or traveling thieves?” Kagome shook her head. “If I feared all of that, I wouldn’t be able to do the dreams I want to pursue. You have dreams don’t you?” Kagome smiled. “Of course, my dream is to be the greatest hunter of beasts in Japan.
Kagome cringed slightly. She too was considered as a beast and realized that she was in a way vulnerable. Though, if he was as great as he told, he would have sensed that she was no ordinary human. “And you’re not scared?” Kagome wondered with little interest. “Of course not, I wouldn’t be a hunter.” He boasted. “Then you should understand what I feel.” Kagome smiled at him some more and stepped nearer to him. “As a traveler I’ve learned some hints of hunting of my own; I can tell you some.” The young hunter widened. “That would make me like some sort of loser, but if it will help me become the best, I should take her advice.” The young hunter straightened. “Alright, tell me, they just had better work.” Kagome smirked at his foolishness and walked closer to him. “Right away, but I should whisper it to you; I don’t think you want someone to hear.” The hunter agreed and allowed her to come as close to his ears. Kagome hooked her palms around the young hunter’s neck and drew nearer to his ear as he thought, but she was really headed for his neck. Her fangs extended to sharp points and she brought his head closer to her mouth, making him blush with her soft touch. Kagome giggled. “You are Fini-”
“Get away from her; she’s going to kill you!” A voice cautioned. Kagome recognized the voice and growled; it was Kohaku. The young hunter heard the boy’s warning and saw that the young woman was trying to pierce her fangs into his neck therefore, he thrust his fist into her stomach and she backed away holding it. “You, you’re a vampire aren’t you?” The young hunter re-raised his bow and arrow and aimed it at her. “I should kill you here and now, so you won’t attack my village or anyone else.” Kagome, still holding her stomach watched with horror as the man was about to release the arrow. “No!!” Kohaku yelled and pushed her out of the way with his body, both missing the arrow. The young hunter frowned at the foolish boy who had helped him before and is now protecting her.
The young hunter had another arrow ready. “What are you doing, boy? This girl needs to be killed in order to protect everything and everyone.” Kohaku glared at him. “So are you willing to kill a human?” The young hunter raised an eyebrow. “Yes, there is still a living young woman in this body. Will you kill her?” The young hunter widened in shock. It was true the young woman who was talking with him, had a human feeling to it. It was the feeling of a kind young girl, who wouldn’t hurt anyone. “How do you plan to set her free; if she is trapped, she won’t be able to come back as easy?” The young hunter asked him. “I don’t know, but I believe she can break free all she needs is help and other peoples faith in her.” Kohaku said getting up. Kagome’s soul lightened with happiness when he said that. “Kohaku…thank you…Sango should be proud that her brother still has that kindness she’s been telling everyone about.” She was somehow able to take some control of her body now. “What, how are you able to move?” Kura wondered. Kagome didn’t know herself, but she was glad she was able to. Even though she had some what control, it didn’t last long and her vampire side took her over again. She shoved Kohaku away and ran away. “Oh no Kagome-san!” He turned back to the young hunter. “Please give her no hatred, she had no intends of killing anyone, she just needs our help.” Then he ran after her.
The young hunter watched the boy run after the vampire-girl and came to a conclusion. “She may live, but if she should ever attack anyone in this village, she will see to her death even if she has no control of her body.” Then he turned away and continued on with his hunting.
It was later that afternoon and Kagome had stopped running for quite some time. She knew that Kohaku was following her and started to get annoyed. “You boy,” She faced the tree he was up on. “Why are you always following me, do you want to be killed? I would have done you in along time ago.” She said with annoyance. “If you wanted to kill me, you would have done it already.” He replied and jumped down. “Heh, if it wasn’t for this foolish girl, who keeps holding me from doing so I would.” Kagome snarled. “Which means Kagome-san still has somewhat power over you. She really does have the chance of breaking through that seal.” Kagome’s vampire side grimaced and clenched her fist. Kagome’s soul hadn’t even realized she had that power. Sure she wasn’t able to stop her body from attacking people, but she knew she could stop it from attacking her loved ones. She just might have a way out of this. “Shut up!” Kagome demanded with a gust of wind she sent out to him. Kohaku dodged it and landed back on the ground and smirked. “See, with a power like that you wouldn’t be able to miss me like such.” Kagome growled more. “Just you wait boy, one day I am gonna get rid of this girl and I will enjoy the day in killing you.” Then she turned around and continued to march forward. “I don’t believe such a day will happen, not with, Kagome, she was different from normal humans. She may seem weak, but she still power she doesn’t even know she has yet. I’m pretty sure they will awaken once she is in a desperate situation.” Kohaku thought and continued to follower her.
Finished chapter 18.