Chapter 21: Do me a Favour
Kagome appeared in front of Sango and she dressed her wounds. Sango felt a strange presence that was coming from Kagome and sent Shippo and Kirara to find Inu-yasha. As Sango predicted something was up with Kagome thus she attacked her own friend soon enough Inu-yasha and the others walk in on them. Miroku is completely horrified. What will he do?
Inu-yasha and the others walked in on Kagome feeding off of her best friend, Sango. Miroku was trembling at the sight; he could not believe this was happening. “S-S-SANGO!!” Miroku shouted.
Kagome flinched at the loud call. She glared up at them, eyes red. “Kagome!’ Inu-yasha snapped to it and ran toward her, followed by Miroku. Kohaku and Shippo were too shocked to make any movement. Kagome watched as the two men ran toward her. She un-nipped her fangs and hissed, “Stay away.” They did not. Miroku pulled Sango away from her. Kagome was going to attack him, but Inu-yasha held her back. Kagome struggled trying to get back to her greatest meal. “Let go of me.” This was not Kagome’s regular voice it was rough and cold.
Inu-yasha turned Kagome around so she could face him. “KAGOME!” When his voice ran in her head she began to groan in pain. She was fighting with Kura trying to come back to herself, but Kura was fighting back as well. Inu-yasha continued to hold Kagome while she struggled from his grasp. “Stop it!” They heard her order, but this time it was her voice.
Miroku was checking for a pulse from Sango and was glad that she was still breathing. Miroku had noted Kagome’s behaviour and came to a conclusion that Kagome wasn’t fighting with Inu-yasha she was fighting with herself. “Inu-yasha! Try and help Kagome, she’s not fighting with you, she’s fighting herself. I know it may sound crazy, but you have to believe me. If you help talk it out of her instead, she might be able to come back to us.”
Inu-yasha knew Miroku’s assumption wasn’t crazy. Hell, he knew she wasn’t fighting with him. It was when Kagome had ordered “stop it” that he realised she wasn’t directing at him by with just the tone of her voice. He held her firmly and began to speak. “Kagome, you know you can do it. I’m right here rooting for you.” Kagome’s body shuddered by the sound of his voice encouraging her to beat Kura. Kura was getting angry; this bastard was doing it again.
Miroku felt Sango stir in his arms; he immediately looked down. “Sango…” He mouthed softly. Sango stirred some more and gradually opened her eyes, trying to find the location of the voice until it lead to Miroku. “Miroku…” She tried to sit up, but failed. She put a hand to her temple and began to rub it. “Calm down Sango, you shouldn’t be moving yet.” Miroku mentioned. Sango tried to remember what had happened to her then it hit. She remembered she was bitten by her very own best friend. She lightly stroked down her neck feeling the two little puncture holes that Kagome left and she trembled. “Kagome was…” She couldn’t finish up. Miroku held her closer to his chest making Sango suddenly stop trembling. “Sango, I’m so glad that you’re still alive. I thought I lost you.” Sango was shocked. “You were worried about me?” Miroku snickered trying to avoid a laugh. “Of course, why wouldn’t I be worried, we all were? I care for your safety Sango, dearly.” He paused. “Sango I love you because of it.”
Sango gasped and looked up at him. “Honto-ni, honto?” Miroku nodded hugging her tighter. “Only me right?” She asked with a slight frown. “Only you.” Miroku smiled. Sango crossed her arms. “Hah. How am I supposed to believe that? Who’s to say you won’t say that to another pretty girl who manages to--” Miroku stopped her from finishing it and pulled her cheeks and kissed her sweet lips. Sango shuddered for a moment and then deepened the kiss. They finally broke apart to grab a few puffs of air. Miroku panted and repeated reassuringly. “Only you.” Sango smiled and they gave each other another kiss. Too bad Kagome wasn’t in her right mind to witness the new development. Sango knew this would keep her bouncing for quite a while.
“Do you get the feeling that those two are forgetting what’s happening right now?” Shippo whispered over to Kohaku and Kirara. Kohaku simply shrugged.
“Kagome, come on!” Inu-yasha was heard with his shouts. Kagome was making loud groaning noises like she was in pain. No wait she was in pain, pain of fighting with her own self. Inu-yasha was trying to soothe her. Kura was so furious that he sent a strong message to attack Inu-yasha; Kagome’s body followed that command and she plummeted Inu-yasha to the ground on his back. Inu-yasha cringed from the lower back pain and wondered how much strength she had in her to do such a thing.
Kagome was now growling at Inu-yasha and he tried to turn her over so he could have the upper hand but Kagome pushed with the same amount of strength first and they were both tossing and turning like they were actually fighting each other. “Kagome, snap out of it!” Inu-yasha pleaded sadly that Kagome was trying to hurt him. Kagome summoned a huge gust of wind hitting him straight on. “Arrg! Kagome…” He struggled to hold his grip but he was still firm enough to keep her up. He was not going to let go, not this time and then her voice came. “Inu-yasha…mina… get out of here…leave me…I don’t want to end up hurting you…” She said this while she was still fighting against Inu-yasha’s strength.
Everyone gasped when they heard her warning. “Kagome-chan!!” Sango shouted out. “Her mind is all hers, but it’s Kura who has control over her body and right now it seems he’s getting the better of her. I have witnessed this too many times.” Kohaku spoke. “What?” Both Miroku and Sango said. “Inu-yasha! Get away from Kagome!” Miroku instructed. Inu-yasha frowned. “What?” He took a glance to Miroku. “Are you crazy?! There’s no way I’m leaving Kagome’s side.” Miroku shook his head and continued. “Listen to me please! Kagome’s mind is still hers but Kura has complete control of her body. That’s why she’s warning us, she doesn’t want to end up killing you!” He explained with shouts.
Inu-yasha’s eyes widened. He looked back at Kagome this time right into in her red eyes. He was looking for her somewhere in there and there she was. He could see Kagome’s worried and sad face pleading for him to run. “Kagome…” He got too distracted and was sent flying back making a path in the ground. “Ugh!” Kagome got up to her feet and charged for the kill. Inu-yasha’s ears twitched and he sat up quickly catching her arms before they could do him some harm. “Inu-yasha…listen to Miroku-sama…stay away from me…leave me now!” He heard Kagome speak to him again. Inu-yasha shook his head. No, there was simply no way he was going to leave her. Kagome directed a hard blow across Inu-yasha’s face creating scratch marks across his cheeks and a bruise around his left eye which he kept partially closed. The force made Inu-yasha’s face hit the ground. “Inu-yasha…” Kagome whispered out again as she felt tears fill the rim of her eyes. She had just hurt his beautiful face.
“Inu-yasha, what are doing get out of there!” Miroku yelled. Inu-yasha just shouted back. “Shut up! There is no way I’m going to leave Kagome, ever!” Kagome clenched her fist and punched Inu-yasha in the stomach hard and he gasped from the force. “Inu-yasha!” His friends called out. Kagome’s tears began to fall and he coughed. “I’ve lost her once I’m not going to lose her again!” And Inu-yasha was hit hard again by Kagome’s fist. "I was left alone through my troubles--I'm not going to let Kagome follow the same path I did!" “INU-YASHA!!” Kagome’s loud whisper cried. Inu-yasha felt Kagome’s tears falling against his skin; he looked up in her wet face dripping with tears which looked like they wouldn’t stop falling. “Kagome…” He coughed out again. “You’re much stronger than this, I know you are. You’re not going to let Kura win, right?” He managed to give her a smile. Kagome’s hand stopped in mid air not only that but everything in her body stopped. She couldn’t believe it; he was all bloody and bruised and he was smiling, smiling at her.
The others noticed that Kagome stopped abruptly. “Has Inu-yasha done it?” Miroku wondered. Inu-yasha knew why everything stopped. He was reaching out further into her; happy he had made some progress he continued. “Kagome, don’t you get it? I can’t just simply abandon the most important thing to me.” Kagome gasped as she began to feel her heart pulsating through her body once again. Kura was losing his hold once again by this hanyou. “No, Kagome, don’t listen to him.” Kagome responded back. “NO, it’s you I’m not going to listen to.” Kagome heard Inu-yasha once more. “Kagome you’re the most important thing to me! Don’t you want to come back?” Then he pulled her into a hug. “Kagome, please come back to me.”
Kagome began to take some breaths. “Inu-yasha…you’re important to me too.” Inu-yasha’s eyes flew open when her voice was not a whisper just her own perfect and soft voice. He pulled her back so he could see her face once more. He realised her red eyes were forming back into her beautiful and joyful, brown ones and a smile began to form on her small but perfect even lips. “Hi, Inu-yasha.” She smiled more largely. Inu-yasha was thrilled to see her perfect smile plastered on her face again thus pulled her into another hug. “Kagome.” Kagome closed her arms around his back and nuzzled in his chest. “Thanks goodness, I get to see you through me again.” She cried as new happy tears streaked her face.
“I suppose Kagome was able to over power Kura.” Miroku noted. “Yeah, Kagome-san has an ability to do that. I’ve noticed she breaks free whenever Inu-yasha’s involved.” Kohaku agreed. “Yes, Inu-yasha truly means a lot to her.” Miroku nodded. Sango was feeling very awkward and kept quiet. Kagome knew she wasn’t completely rid of her vampire side or Kura’s possessive mind. She felt her sharp fangs gracing the inside of her bottom lip or even the taste of Sango’s blood that still called for her. That temptation was well away hidden deep down inside her. When the thought came to her, she remembered what she did to Sango. She looked around for her friend and found her lying in Miroku’s lap.
Thank the heavens she was still alive. Kagome pushed away from Inu-yasha and took a better look at Sango who was also looking at her with wary eyes. Sango was always in tip top shape even thrown down by a giant bear demon that was until Kagome touched her. Kagome pardoned herself from Inu-yasha and slowly made her way to Sango. Inu-yasha had gotten up to his feet ignoring some of the pain Kagome had inflicted upon him. He felt some uneasiness build up and he knew Miroku felt the same way; he was holding Sango closer to him just in case something should happen.
Kagome was closer and bent down to Sango’s level. “Sango-chan, are you feeling better? I’m so sorry that I hurt you. I feel completely horrible; I was trying all in vain to stop myself, Kura was getting the better of me yet again. I feel so ashamed.” Sango didn’t answer she simply nodded. Kagome sensed her wariness and reached a hand toward her. “Sango?” Sango cringed away moving closer to Miroku. How could she totally trust her after what just happened? It was sort of strange and a little hard. Of course she still wanted to be with Kagome, but it was hard to let her string any closer.
Kagome stopped reaching for her when she saw Sango backing away from her in fear. Kagome pulled her arm back and faced the other way. She was afraid of her, of course she was who wouldn't be, she just lost her trust. “Sorry, Sango.” Kagome apologised again, wincing at the clear face Sango had just given her. Sango bit her lip she wanted to comfort her friend, but her body did not want to go near her or even speak to her. Kagome heard more silence and she looked around at everyone. She spotted Shippo who jolted when she looked over at him and he slightly hid behind Kirara and there was Kohaku who seemed to be the only one who trusted her at the moment. She glanced over to Inu-yasha; how on earth was Inu-yasha supposed to trust her after what she just did to him. “No one trusts me anymore.” Kagome wanted to cry her eyes out, but what would be accomplished by it; still a single tear fell down her cheek. “Why am I putting myself through all this, I’d rather…” Kagome’s thoughts went silent. “Kagome?” Inu-yasha spoke breaking the dead silence.
Kagome nodded to herself she would just have to ask him. She got up to her feet and faced Inu-yasha. “Inu-yasha, can you please do me a favour?” Inu-yasha raised an eyebrow. “It’s something only you can do; well I want you to do it for me.” Inu-yasha stared into her pleading eyes. “Of course, I’ll do anything for you, except letting you run off on me again.” Kagome smiled lightly and walked over to him. She grasped his hand and felt Inu-yasha’s body shoot up with high caution levels. Kagome glanced at the wounds she made on him and frowned. “Really? You promise you’ll do this for me?” She rubbed his warm hand with her cold ones. “Yes I will.” He nodded, placing his other hand on hers.
Kagome smiled and dropped his hand; she backed up two even steps away from him. “Alright, Inu-yasha…” Kagome paused trying to figure out how she was going to say this. There was only one way to do it and she had to say it. Sango was trying to figure out what Kagome could possibly be asking for. This type of situation reminded her of what she did a long time ago, though she couldn’t remember what she did. She glanced over to her younger brother, Kohaku. Then she gasped when she suddenly remembered. “IIE!! Kagome-chan!!” Sango shouted trying to get up and run to her and stop her from what she’s about to ask. Miroku asked multiple times what was wrong but she didn’t answer, she was too caught up in trying to get Kagome out of it.
Inu-yasha blinked completely oblivious to the question she was going to ask. “Inu-yasha…can you kill me?” Everyone gasped, except for Sango who had already known what was coming was already horrified but just hearing Kagome speak out the words was even more frightening. Kagome trembled, but stared even deeper into Inu-yasha’s golden, amber eyes that were shaking in horror and pleaded. “Kill me…kill me Inu-yasha!!”
End of chapter.