Chapter 4: The plot
"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, he used up all his strength to rescue her; I think i just got an idea on how to get the girl to me.” He smirked.
It was later in the evening when the young hanyou finally awakened but he noticed he was lying next to the fire with a wet face cloth on his forehead. He raised himself up rubbing his head. “Where’s everyone?” Inu-yasha wondered. “If you’re looking for the others, they’re in the hot spring they found earlier afternoon.” Miroku randomly spoke. "I’ve been unconscious for that long?” He pondered. “And you’re not there taking a peek at them?” Miroku coughed. “What do you think I am I wouldn’t commit such a vile thing?” “Ya right, I’m here to watch Miroku from snooping in on them.” Shippo spoke. “I knew it.” Inu-yasha responded rolling his eyes.
“I’m glad we found this eh, Sango?” “Yeah, nothing beats like a nice hot bath once in a while.” Sango agreed in relaxation. “Sango, these blood sucking attacks... I’ve been thinking, it’s getting late, the guys are back at camp which leaves us alone...” Kagome noted. “You’re scared.” Sango teased. “No.” Kagome defended. “Just kidding, I don’t think he can attack both of us at the same time, and even if he did we’d be there to beat him up; we’re not like the others.” Sango nodded in assurance. Kagome slightly nodded. “I don’t know but I’m getting a bad feeling, something’s going to happen tonight that might change our lives forever.” She thought.“
I guess we head back, Inu-yasha must have awakened by now.” Sango stated. Kagome looked at her and nodded. They both got up and grabbed their towels wrapping themselves; they got dressed and headed back for the camp.
The bat sat right above them. “Tonight, Kagome, tonight, is the night you’ll belong to me.” Then it flew off.
“Inu-yasha, you’re awake.” Kagome beamed. “Yeah, it’s about time you two got back.” Inu-yasha scoffed. “That bath it felt amazing, you guys should go take a soak in it too.” Sango recommended. Miroku and Inu-yasha looked at each other. “I guess we could.” Then they soon were gone along with Shippo.
“No guys again, we finally have some girl time.” Sango smiled. “Ya!” Kagome agreed. “Kagome, how are... you know ...your feelings for Inu-yasha?” Sango asked. “What, where did that come from?” Kagome reacted immediately. Sango sat and waited for her answer. “I don’t know, I don’t like him like that Sango, you’re getting the wrong idea.” She sighed. “Kagome-chan, you’ve known Inu-yasha for quite some time now, and you don’t feel anything for him?” Sango mentioned. “Not in that way.” “Come on.”
Kagome sighed again. “Okay, I guess it's an obvious factor that I have feelings for him.” “Gottchya!” Sango giggled. “So have you ever thought of telling him how you feel? “What no way, I won’t ever do that.” She said shaking her head right away. “Well, why not?” Sango wondered. “Because, if I did he’ll definitely say no, he’s still in love with Kikyo don’t forget; anyway how about you and Miroku, I know you’re feeling him too.” Kagome sneered. “Uh hehe, you gotta be kidding me, “I” like that nasty pervert, I don’t think so.” She blushed. “Maybe, he acts like that around you because he likes you and wants you to pay attention to him.” Kagome mentioned. “What, no, he pulls all those stunts on every woman, even before I knew him.” Sango groaned softly. “Yeah, but that could have changed, after he met you.” Her friend winked. “Kagome-chan…”
The boys got back to the camp site, with folded arms.
“You guys back so fast?” Kagome said. “Yeah, unlike you girls, we remember time.” The hanyou snorted. “And what was the joy of taking a soak with a man.” Miroku sighed. Kagome laughed, this made Inu-yasha blush, because she looked so cute when she smiled it was always did. Inu-yasha’s nose picked up something familiar. “That scent.” “What is it?” Kagome asked, but she spotted a white glow down the forest. “It’s Kikyo isn’t it?”
“Kikyo?” Both Miroku and Sango repeated. “Inu-yasha, are you going to see her?” Shippo asked. Inu-yasha looked back at Kagome and Kagome looked back at him. “Why are you looking at me like you're waiting for my permission? You can go, I don't care.” She said, turning her head away slightly. “But, Kagome-chan…” Sango whispered. “Inu-yasha just go!” Kagome repeated louder. Inu-yasha nodded. “I’ll be back I promise." And with that he was gone disappearing into the night.
Kagome stood very still. Miroku peered over. “Kagome-sama?” Kagome frowned. “Yes, I’m fine, what do you want, geez must you always stick your face in mine!?” Then Kagome walked back to the fire sitting down. “You reckon she’s angry?” Miroku said, frozen in that spot she told him off. “I say she’s more than just angry, you might lose your life if you go anywhere near her.” Shippo shivered. “Kagome-chan…”Sango said softly, thinking of what she just said to her moments before.
Inu-yasha ran after the scent far away from camp since he couldn’t see the glow that Kagome visioned. He then stopped when he saw her lying on a tree. Kikyo looked down at him. “Inu-yasha, I expected you would come once you caught my scent, tell me why are you doing way up here in this region?” Kikyo spoke. “In search for the jewel shards, why are you here?” “I’m a wondering spirit Inu-yasha; I roam wherever my hearts leads me.” Kikyo answered as if he asked a silly question. “Kikyo, do you still love me?” Kikyo looked at him again with a surprising look. “Inu-yasha, no matter how many times I tell you, my body was recreated by Urasue, I’ve died hating you I can’t love you the way I once did.” She responded a bit coldly. “Kikyo…”
Back at camp…
Kagome was still sitting watching the fire intently. “Is Kagome alright?” Miroku wondered. “What do you think; Inu-yasha just ran off to Kikyo again?” Sango answered. Kirara’s ear twitched to the sound of someone coming. Sango looked down the path. “Inu-yasha you’re back and so quickly too, what happened?” Miroku said at loud enough for Kagome to hear. “Nothing, I swear.” He replied.
Kagome finally took her eyes off the fire when she heard him. “Inu-yasha?” Inu-yasha looked over at Kagome, and walked over to her. “Kagome, come with me.” He demanded. “What, why?” Kagome asked still soar about what just happened. “I need to talk to you.” Inu-yasha responded. Kagome got up and followed him along with the others. Inu-yasha stopped and glared back at them. “Alone; I swear if you guys follow us you’ll wish you never did!” He snapped. “Fine.” The three of them replied. “Come on.” He said, taking her wrist and luring her away from the others.
“Geez, I wonder what’s his problem?” Shippo pouted. “It must be very private, we shouldn’t bother them then.” Sango stated. Miroku nodded in agreement.
With Kagome and Inu-yasha…
They were little ways from their campsite, but they remained quiet. “Inu-yasha, why is your hand so cold?” Kagome asked. “I don’t know, it just is.” He answered roughly. Kagome sighed. “Where are we going anyway?” “Somewhere, I really need to have a private talk with you, okay?” Kagome looked at him surprised. “Okay…does it have to do anything with Kikyo?” She thought. "Of course it does, why else would he want to talk to me about?"
They walked further and further away from the campsite, making Kagome feel weird by being so far away from them. “Inu-yasha, why are we moving so far away from camp, it’s getting very dark?” Kagome asked again. “A good distance so those jerks don’t follow us.” He replied with a snort. “I don’t think they would come out so far.” Inu-yasha looked around. “Good.” He said satisfied, and stopped walking. “We’re fine here.” And he released her hand. Kagome rubbed her wrist where his cold hand once was. “Did Kikyo do something to him; his hand’s freezing like ice?”
Inu-yasha looked up at the stars then to her. “Kagome, what do you think of me?” He asked more softly. Kagome’s heart jumped when she heard that question from him. “Where is this coming from… I think of you as a very good friend.” She smiled nervously. “No honestly.” He said more seriously. Kagome had her hand on her chest feeling her heart beating fast. “Why is he asking me this now?” She thought. Is it hard for you Kagome?” He asked, walking to her. Kagome’s heart pounded louder when he was coming closer, though she didn't know why he was always by her. “Even if I did tell you the truth, it wouldn’t matter to you cause your feelings for Kikyo are still…” She was cut off, when he pulled her into a hug. “Huh?”
“What if I told you… I love you?” He said softly. Kagome’s eyes widened. “What?” “Kagome, I love you.” He admitted and she gasped, eyes wide. “You mean so much to me.” He said, hugging her a little tighter. Kagome calmed and closed her eyes at ease then whispered back, “I love you too, I always have.” She admitted. “You did, then why didn’t you ever tell me?” Inu-yasha asked pulling away to look into her eyes. “I-I couldn’t because of Kikyo I--” She was stopped with his lips locked on hers. “Kagome…I don’t want you to think that anymore. What happened between Kikyo and me is over, I finally decided to be with you.” He said.
Kagome returned the kiss and a tear fell down, but then she felt kind of weak in her legs, and her eyesight was getting blurry. “Inu-yasha, I’m not feeling so good, I’m getting nauseous.” Inu-yasha turned her around so her was back was facing him, his arm around her belly keeping her up. “Its okay, Kagome, the pain will soon fade away…” He smiled, nuzzling his nose in her warm neck.
At the campsite…
“Inu-yasha and Kagome’s been gone for quite some time, I wonder what they’re doing?” Miroku said with a grin. Sango glared at him when she knew he wasn’t thinking right, but sighed. “You’re right, I guess they’re catching up. And I guess Inu-yasha is talking to her about Kikyo and himself.”
“So, Inu-yasha, what are your plans with the sacred jewel doing?” She asked. “Well we still haven’t collected all the pieces that Naraku still holds most of them.” He answered. “Have you found any clues of where his hideout is?” “No not a single one.” He shook his head. Kikyo got down from the tree and walked to him, and put her hand on his cheek. “Inu-yasha, why are you working so hard to stop him?” She wondered. “What question is that; I’m going to rip his head off in order to avenge your death.” He replied angrily.
Kikyo smirked. “Will killing him bring me back from the dead?” Inu-yasha stood silent. Kikyo then hugged him. “Inu-yasha, why do you decide to live in such misery; when you could just come with me, and forget everything?” She asked. “Because, I have someone…” “Kagome.” Kikyo completed for him. “She means a lot to you, doesn’t she?” Inu-yasha went silent again, returning her his hug. “Kikyo…” “Inu-yasha…”
End of chapter 4.
What, is there two Inu-yasha’s running around here, whose the real one?
You guys are probably smart enough to guess who Kagome is really with. All will be in the next chapter for people who don’t know. Please leave a review. :)