Chapter 7: Waking up
“Kagome will make Kura a wonderful bride.” “Bride?!” This got Inu-yasha even angrier. “I’ll kill you!” Inu-yasha lunged at him with his claws but Kura dodged it effortlessly. “I’ll never let you lay a finger on her again, you might as well kill me but I’m bringing you with me. There’s no way in hell I’ll let you kill her; Kagome’s is mine!” He declared loudly, giving another swing with his claws. Kura dodged them again. “Oh what bold words you say; yet you couldn’t say such words to her when she was yours, you don’t truly love her as you say. If you did you would have said it long before, she had to hear it from me as a favor for her.” He looked over at Kagome. “It was so easy for me to manipulate her into thinking I was you I easily got her to trust me and I didn’t even have to do much, Kikyo’s appearance made that only easier for me to get her into my trap. So I disguised myself as you in order for me to get her faraway from your friends, I also did all this so you wouldn’t have to see such a scene, but you did anyway.” Kura chuckled.
Inu-yasha thrust his Tetsaiga in the ground. “He’s gone, that bastard that murdered the other women tried to kill Kagome, he’s finally put to an end.” “So you think you’ve you won?” Kura’s voice echoed. "I didn’t just go through all that just drink my dear Kagome’s blood, no, we also shared such a splendid moment together. She has the pure blood I needed to survive longer, and I drank most of it; As you see since I got Kagome to trust me I have even given her kiss and she gave it back."
Inu-yasha snarled at this.
“The kiss from a vampire; what this kiss does it makes her mine. She will turn into a vampire herself sooner or later, but the only problem is I didn’t finish her so that will only make her a half-blooded vampire, in order to become a full vampire she needs to be dead, but she’s still lives.” “Why you…”
“As soon as human blood touches her lips she will crave for more and more until she can’t control herself and can’t be stopped unless she is killed. Heh, you should have just let me finish off so she didn’t have to live in such miserable life, she would have been much more happier if she stayed with me as my bride once she realises she can’t fit in with anyone.” His voice then started to fade. “She will still be my half-blooded bride no matter how much she’ll deny it…I live within her soul…” Then it was gone.
After that long terrible night, dawn, the time where impatiently everyone waited for, had finally began to rise.
“What are we going to do?” Sango wondered. “For the first time in my life I’m ashamed to say I don’t know.” Miroku answered. “Well at least Inu-yasha and Kagome have something in common, they’re both half something.” Shippo commented. Inu-yasha then punched him in the head. “Ow!” “Hm.” Inu-yasha was sitting beside Kagome the rest of the night, and finally made a sign of life. “Until Kagome somehow gets blood on her lips that’s when she’ll start to become a vampire.” Shippo sighed. “I just hope she won’t come after us.” Right then Inu-yasha shot up. “That’s it!” His friends looked at him confused, at his random outburst. “What’s it?” Sango asked. “Kagome will only turn into a vampire if she gets blood on her lips, so all we have to do is keep Kagome away from blood.” Inu-yasha explained.
Everyone sighed even more at his idea. “What’s wrong now?” He frowned. “Inu-yasha, Kagome-sama is always around blood, she heals our wounds from battle.” Miroku stated. “So we just have to be more careful that’s all.” “Inu-yasha, you’re practically the main person who’ll end up getting any injuries than either of us, because you always run into battle without strategising first; even if you’re half demon you’re still half human so Kagome will also turn into a vampire with your blood.” Sango noted. Inu-yasha flinched at this. “Inu-yasha will be the reason "why" Kagome turns into a vampire.” Shippo commented. Inu-yasha then punched him again. “Shut up!”
Suddenly they all heard a groan coming from Inu-yasha’s side. Inu-yasha turned to Kagome again. Kagome shifted from side to side most likely waking up. “Kagome…” Inu-yasha called. The others crawled over, to see her. Kagome shifted more then slowly started to open her eyes, she squinted at the bright light but it was covered by her friends’ faces looking down at her. “Kagome!” They all smiled. “Good morning guys.” She smiled back, then she started to lift the top part of her body, but cringed at the major headache. Inu-yasha held her back. “Slowly.” She turned her face to him. “What happened my head feels like it was hit by a rock?” She wondered aloud. “You don’t remember, last night you…” Sango started off but stopped when she saw the weird signs Miroku was making beside her. “It’s best not to remind her.” Miroku whispered.
Kagome squinted again at the bright light. “Why’s the sun so bright?” “Bright?” Miroku turned to look at the sun. “The sun isn’t even over the trees yet.” “Could it be that Kagome only has the thought of a vampire?” Sango thought. “What’s wrong everyone seems so tense I can sense it?” Kagome asked. She looked over at Inu-yasha again which was looking away from her. “Inu-yasha, you haven’t talked to me seriously since I woke up, what’s up?” “Nothing.” He answered still turned away. She got angry and pulled his hair making him look her in the eyes. “Something’s up you’re not even looking at me, the only time you act like this is when…” she stopped when she was about to mention Kikyo, but suddenly flashbacks from last night started to fill her head. She let go of his hair and went quiet. “I’m still alive?” “Yes, Inu-yasha arrived on time to save you.” Miroku answered.
She looked at him again but he was looking away again. “Does he know what happened last night with Kura and me?” She turned back at her friends which looked away too. She stood up and was walking away, Inu-yasha noticed it. “Where are you going?” “Why would you care?” she turned her head away from him. “Until someone tells me what’s going on, that's when I’ll come back.” Then she continued. “Wait, come back.” Inu-yasha got up and ran over to her and grabbed her shoulders. “What now?” She frowned. “You don’t understand.” He said. “Understand what?” She questioned. “I can’t tell her not yet if I do that’s only going to make things worse.” He thought. She snorted. “My point exactly.” Then she continued, but Inu-yasha still grabbing her shoulders was beginning to drag behind her. “Uh Kagome…” Miroku called. “Leave me be!” And she began to run off with Inu-yasha dragging on the floor. (a/n: You know Ranma 1/2, if yes, the episode when Ranma turns weak and Akane is running from him in tears, unnoticably dragging him along.Then you kind of get the idea of how it looks)
“Kagome.” He called. “You’re not stopping me.” She responded. “Kagome.” He called again. “You’re annoying me.” She stated. “Kagome!”” He yelled. She stopped when she noticed he was still very close, she turned her head to see Inu-yasha being dragged. “Why are you are following me?” Inu-yasha burrowed his eyebrows. “I wasn’t following you, you were dragging me along like a stupid rag doll!” He yelled. “Sorry, I didn’t notice you there.” she apologised. “She didn’t notice?” Shippo said raising his eyebrow. “Isn’t he heavy?” Inu-yasha ran over to Shippo ready to give him another blow to the head but was stopped at Kagome’s loud thoughts.
“What’s going on with my body this morning hehe, I feel so weird?” She grabbed her rumbling stomach. “Maybe it’s because I didn’t eat yet; let’s see what I have in my pack.” She got back to her bag and put her sunglasses on and took out a few things, and placed them out on the mat she spread down. Her friends came over to the mat. Kagome made pancakes again but instead added the blueberries she found in a nearby bush. “Might get sick of eating this but it’s all I have now; unless I go back home.” She noted looking at Inu-yasha for any sign of okay. “N-no, it’s okay you always come around no need to go back home.” Sango smiled. “If she goes back home, hell might just break loose.” “We can’t let Kagome know, not yet anyway.” Miroku thought. “If she doesn’t know she’ll be just fine, we have to pretend nothing is wrong.” Inu-yasha thought. “I have to be on my toes.” Shippo noted to himself. It was like they were talking to each other in their minds while eating peacefully.
“I know something’s up and I’m going to find out what.” Kagome pondered to herself, looking around at her silent friends.
End of chapter 7