Chapter 3: Another Murder and Realisations
“Yukana do you have a mother?” Sango asked. “Huh, no, she passed away recently.” She answered sadly. “I don’t want to be nosey but what happened to her was she sick?” Kagome asked. “No, she was attacked.” The father answered. “Attacked, by what, don’t tell me it was..?” Sango started. “If you were referring to the blood sucking demon, yes it was him.” The father answered.
“No matter how much I feed, I still can’t find this pure blood and someone to carry on my spree, but luckily these stupid humans even they know about my attacks still allow young women to roam the grounds at night.” He chuckled. “Soon my Kagome, soon I’ll have you in my arms; you must have what I’m looking for.” He smirked, licking the rest of blood off his fingers then he disappeared in the dark.
“Ahh!” A loud scream was heard from far, but it awoke most of the village. Yukana’s father awoke and noticed everyone was accounted for except for the oldest daughter. “Yukana, no!” Everyone ran to the forest where they heard the screaming from. “Yukana, Yukana are you alright!?” Her father asked, reaching up to her. Yukana was fine but she had the most frightened look, and that look was way too familiar to the father. “Father…” She cried in his chest.
“Another attack.” Miroku noted. “Yeah, and it was just out of the village.” Sango added. “Damn, how did I not sense him?” Inu-yasha wondered. “Is this guy actually a demon?” Kagome went forward to the dead body, and spotted to holes at the side of her neck. “No, it couldn’t be there’s no such thing.” “What is it Kagome?” Shippo asked. “Nothing…”
“We need to make a proper burial.” Miroku stated, praying over the dead woman. “This creature whatever it is, we have to stop him, even the risks it might put us through this is just not right.” Sango recommended. “Yes.” Kagome agreed, grasping her bow tighter. Inu-yasha picked up the dead woman’s body and carried it back to the village followed by everyone else.
The bat was hidden in a dark hole in a tree watching Kagome yet again. “Kagome, you look so beautiful up close, I can’t wait, just the thought of your body in my arms, oh I can’t wait for that night.”
After the burial finished, they all went back to the hut tight-lipped. Yukana walked back to the kitchen area preparing breakfast, but she was really trying to hide her tears. Her father started to explain her actions. “Yukana was the only one, she was the only one who actually saw her mother being killed, so you can’t blame her for being traumatised.” “How sad.” Miroku commented. Yukana was stirring the cooking pot wiping her silent tears. “Mother…” “Every time she finds a body lying on the floor just as her mother did and it reminds her, also Asako was her friend after all.”
Kagome was still quiet not paying attention much because the marks on the woman’s body kept her thinking.
“Please tell us the description of this demon.” Miroku said. The man holding his dead wife in his arms began to describe the victims. “We don’t know what he looks like but this is no ordinary demon; he leaves these two bite marks on their necks, and only hunts at night; I know he can’t stand daylight, it might even kill him.” “We’ll keep that in mind.”
End of flashback
“It does sound like a vampire, but it can’t be...” Kagome thought. “Kagome, is something wrong?” Inu-yasha asked, breaking her thoughts. “Yeah, I guess, I was just over thinking that’s all.” Inu-yasha frowned in wonder. “What were you thinking then?” “Something very silly it’s not important.” She chuckled nervously. “Come on Kagome share it with us.” Shippo begged. “Fine, I guess I will.” She said giving in.
Everyone sat down ready for her to begin her thoughts.
Kagome sighed. “I was thinking that these attacks, signs, are very familiar, to me this sounds like a work of a vampire.” Everyone in the hut went quiet but only Miroku reacted. “Vampires, yes I heard of them but only in legends and myths.” Miroku noted. “Exactly, we learn about them in my era, even if they were such thing as vampires, there’s no way they’re in this country.” Kagome mentioned. “If they are, do you know any way to slay them?” Sango asked. “I know things that can weaken them; light is they’re worst enemy anything with light they’ll either die or leave.” “Light?” “Yes.”
“If we ever catch this vampire, we now know how to stop him.” The father stiffed. “I suppose we get going now, the jewels won’t find themselves.” Inu-yasha stated. “Jewels, you mean the jewel shards?” Yukana finally spoke. “Yeah, we collect them for a good cause.” Kagome replied. “Well good luck, here and take this with you; you guys will miss out on breakfast.” She smiled for the first time of the day. “It’s more beautiful when you smile.” Miroku mentioned. “Thank you.” She smiled more. “You still never answered, would you..?”
“No! I mean you have a lovely woman behind you.” Yukana noted. Sango’s anger decreased and instead blushed as well as Miroku. “You kids get going now, we’ll be fine.” Her father assured. “We’ll miss you Shippo.” The twins both said. “I’ll miss you too.” He replied, giving them both a friendly hug. “How cute, Shippo has his own posse of girls.” Kagome giggled.
Soon after, they all left with their boxed breakfast, which they were now eating on the road. “She’s a very great cook.” Sango commented. “Yeah, oh I just remembered we were so relaxed that we forgot to take a soak in the hot tubs.” Kagome realised. “Yeah, but I’m sure we’ll find one around here.”
"Mew." Kirara’s nose detected a scent in the air then growled. “You sense something?” Sango said. “Ya, I sense it too, it’s demon.” Inu-yasha added. A shock then ran through Kagome's body. “A jewel shard, I’m sensing a jewel shard.” "Oh, it seems we’re in luck another demon, another shard of the jewel; sorry guys it seems we might have to lose our breakfast; ready for an after meal exercise?” Inu-yasha smirked. “Yeah, we’re always ready.” They all answered.
Kagome climbed on Inu-yasha’s back along with Shippo on his shoulder and Kirara transformed flying off with Sango and Miroku on her back. They reached their destination and witnessed a much bigger demon than before. “It’s huge.” Shippo commented, hiding in Inu-yasha’s hair. “Keh, size ain’t everything.” Inu-yasha snorted, unsheathing Tetsaiga.
The demon looked down upon the five friends before him. “Hah, a couple of small fries like you are trying to take my jewel shard, ha-ha, that’s a laugh.” “Ha-ha!" Inu-yasha mocked. "Well at least you’re aren't all brawn you actually have brains in that huge head of yours.” Inu-yasha smirked. “Kagome where’s the jewel shard in the demon?” Kagome climbed off and focused her eyes on the demon. She scanned the demon and immediately spotted it in its left shoulder. “There, in his left shoulder.” She pointed. “Perfect.”
“Oh, the flimsy girl can see jewel shards, sharp eyes you have, though seeing it will do no good, for I will crush you all.” The demon raised his hand which transformed into a giant mallet and forced it down full speed at all of them. Inu-yasha grabbed Kagome and jumped away from it as Kirara effortlessly dodged it. “He has the power to transform.” Miroku noted. “Correct, monk as you know the jewel shard can make any ambition come true, everything I ask it will grant it, observe.” He transformed into a giant boulder and began to roll toward them.
“Oh yeah, I have tricks up my sleeve without using the jewel shard.” He put Kagome in a safe area and said, “Stay here.” He got back up and ran back to him “WIND SCAR!” He called, then a violent crash came from his sword. The demon gasped and quickly put up a barrier and deflected it. “Heh, fool.” Then his eyes nearly popped out when an arrow easily pierced through his barrier just missing the shard in his arm. He looked back from where that arrow came from.
Kagome stood by a bush with an empty bow. “Shoot it just missed, if I just cut out that shard he’s power will decrease.” She thought. She grabbed another arrow from the shaft and placed it on the bow aiming at him again. “Her arrow, it broke through my barrier, it wasn’t just an arrow but it had spiritual power.”
“Hirakotsu!” Sango called, launching her large boomerang at the demon. He lost focus and his arm was hacked off. “Ahh!” He winced. “Got him.” Sango smiled in thriumph. “Think so?” He smirked, as he put out his arm and it reverted back as if it was never even cut. “How did he do that?” “He’s using the power of the jewel; it’s all he’s got.” Kagome announced. The demon looked over at Kagome again, just angry that she was right.
“Are you done gawking or what?” Inu-yasha spoke. “With that jewel shard removed from your shoulder you’re powerless.” And with that Inu-yasha swung at the demon, but he dodged, although, he got away from one, another arrow appeared and hit the spot where the jewel settled in. “No, the jewel shard!” The demon growled getting smaller.
It was falling but Inu-yasha caught in his hand. “Heh, the shard’s all mine, and that means your time is up.” He chuckled, lifting his sword; the wind scar swirled around the Tetsaiga and was ready in use at any moment. “Good bye, WIND…” but he went short. The demon had zoomed passed him. “I might not have the jewel, but my body was built with speed.”
Inu-yasha had thought the demon only decided to escape him but he soon realised his aim was at Kagome. “Kagome abunai!” He yelled. “I may not have powers, but I still have the ability to convert her powers to mine, if I do I will be unstoppable.” The demon thought happily. Sango was too far to reach her on time but Kirara still tried. Kagome blocked her head ready for anything, but that anything didn’t come. She raised her head slowly, then abruptly when she noticed Inu-yasha between her and the demon, his Tetsaiga thrust in his head. “No one touches Kagome got it!”
Then the demon dissolved, leaving only dust flying around his feet. Inu-yasha fell to his knees catching his breath from the total outburst of speed he used to reach the demon and Kagome. Kagome bent down by him putting her hand on his shoulder. “Inu-yasha, are you alright?” She asked. Inu-yasha grabbed her hand. “Don’t be silly, I should be asking you that.” Then he went unconscious falling on to her lap. “Inu-yasha?!”
Kirara landed on the ground and Sango jumped off running toward them. “Kagome-chan, I’m glad Inu-yasha made it on time.” Kagome nodded. “Yes, he used a lot of his energy to save you.” Miroku added. Shippo arose from the bush slowly, and sat down by Kagome.
The bat in the far away tree, sat watching the whole action. “Now, I remember, Kagome, she’s the reincarnation of the priestess namely Kikyo, her spiritual arrows gave it away easily; it’s her I’m sure of it, she’s the one I need. And how about that half-demon, he seems to care for her dearly, he used up all his strength just to rescue her; I think I just got an idea on how to get her to me.” He chuckled watching her every move.
End of Chapter 3.
Oh dear Kagome, Kagome, what will happen has the vampire gotten a perfect plan to lure her away from the others, all will be revealed next chapter?
Wow I’m finishing these chapters quickly; I’m so attached to this story. It’s my favourite one so far. I’m probably going to be working on the next chapter, but I don’t think it’ll be posted up tonight. Well review please, I love everyone’s comments so far keep them coming.
Abunai: Look out!