Chapter 8: Kagome you’re Different
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 when…” she stopped when she knew 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?” “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.“I know something’s up and I’m going to find out what.” Kagome pondered to herself.
The six friends were on the march again not knowing where they were going exactly. “Didn’t we pass those trees before?” Shippo asked sitting in the basket of Kagome’s bike. Sango looked at where Shippo pointed at. “I think you’re right, we did.”“We’re going around in circles, Inu-yasha, where are you bringing us?” Shippo questioned. “Shut up will ya?” Inu-yasha grunted. “Mew.” Kirara jumped off Sango’s shoulder and growled. “What is it Kirara?” Kagome asked, then she started to have a strange feeling. “Something’s coming, and it has two jewel shards.” She cautioned. “Yeah, and I know who.” Inu-yasha snorted, beginning to go in front of Kagome.
A cyclone arrived down their path and the wolf boy jumped out. “Kouga.” Everyone named with annoyance. “Hey, Kagome I knew I smelt you around.” Kouga smiled walking over to her. “Hi Kouga.” Kagome waved. Inu-yasha stood completely in front of Kagome. “Get lost wolf.” “Shut up mutt, I haven’t come to see Kagome being held up by some albino runt; now step aside.” Kouga said pushing him over, he grabbed her hands. “How’ve you been?” “Never felt better.” She giggled uneasily. “Why you…” Inu-yasha grumbled. Kouga noticed her hands were a little colder, and she smelt different. “Kagome, are you sick?” He asked. Kagome raised an eyebrow. “No I’m not,why?” Kouga moved his hand to her cheek. “You feel colder and your face is pale, did that mutt dump you into a river?” “What!?” Inu-yasha shouted. “No, I’m fine really I am?” Kagome said with a soft snicker from his last question. “I don’t want Kouga to know what happened last night or he’ll never leave.” “Her scent isn’t the same, yet she seems so energetic like always.” He spotted her neck where two holes lay. “What’s that…no Kagome couldn’t have…Kagome were you attacked by that vampire Kura, did he do this to you?”
“So you’ve heard of his attacks too?” Miroku spoke. Kouga nodded but frowned. “So it’s true.” He turned to face Inu-yasha. “You, you let Kagome get attacked by that thing?” “Kouga, wait, Inu-yasha sav--” Kagome started, but she was cut off by Kouga’s continuous lecture. “And you call yourself Kagome’s protector, if she was with me, I would never let such a thing happen to her!” Kouga yelled, clenching his fist in anger. “He’s really angry now.” Shippo commented from a far. “S-shut up, it’s not like I gave her deliberately to Kura.” Inu-yasha shouted back. “I’ve seen all his latest victims they all died such a horrible death and Kagome was about to join them and this isn’t the first time you put Kagome in such grave danger she almost died from Mukotsu’s poison; I can’t trust Kagome with you anymore.” Kouga yelled.
Inu-yasha growled loudly. “Kouga…you misunderstand, Inu-yasha has always been there to protect me.” “Stay out of this Kagome; he’s too stupid to understand.” Inu-yasha snorted. “I’ll beat him to a pulp until he gets it.” “You’re the one who’s going to be plowed to the ground; after this fight it’s going to decide who Kagome stays with.” Kouga said. “Fine by me.” “Hey, don’t I get any say in this?” Kagome fumed. But they both ignored her and began to fight. “This is all my anger I put Kagome to be in your hands you filth.” Kouga shouted, giving a punch. Inu-yasha blocked it. “Heh, waste of breath.” He said and gave a punch back at him. Kagome started to frown and growl. “Take this!” Kouga kicked Inu-yasha in the stomach. Inu-yasha held his stomach. “Keh.” He punched Kouga in the cheek, sending him back. Kouga got back up and ran to him with full speed and jumped in the air ready to kick him again. Inu-yasha caught his foot and threw him away, but Kouga pushed himself off a tree with his feet and came back with a fast and hard punch in his face.
Kagome growled more loudly clenching her fist. “Enough you two.” She said softly first. Inu-yasha scratched the side of Kouga’s cheek. Kouga wiped the blood from his cheek. “Heh, doesn’t even itch.” He began to run to him again. Fire then spun around Kagome as her anger started to crack. “Look at Kagome, something’s wrong.” Shippo noted. The other friends looked at Kagome who was in flames. Kouga gave Inu-yasha a kick from the back throwing him to the ground. “This is the end, you mutt.” Then he raised himself into the air and was coming back with full speed. Inu-yasha snorted and took grab of Kouga’s arm and forced him with his own speed crashed him to the ground. “Think twice before you pull something like that again.” Kouga jumped back and stood up. “I have a plan we’ll fight head to head whoever is left standing, well you know what.” “Alright, but don’t take it personally if you’re the first to go down.” “Don’t make me laugh, this ends… now!” Kouga yelled with rage, and ran at him. “I’ll finally tear you apart, you mangy wolf!” Inu-yasha yelled and ran at him as well. The two boys almost collided.
“Enough the both of you!!” Kagome yelled, she then sent a huge gust of wind hurling out of her body and hit them dead on sending them both flying. “Ahh!” The both of them shouted. The two fighting rivals flew back into trees and fell back on their stomachs. The major pain from the trees was giving them trouble, no it wasn’t that, the most major pain was that it was Kagome that sent them both flying into trees; two strong men into big thick trees and left them both defenseless. “K-Kagome…” They both started with surprising shock.
“That attack…that was the same attack, Kura used against me but it’s so much stronger.” Sango noted. “It’s stronger because her anger took over her instead.”
Kagome stood in front of them, the two boys looked up at the angry Kagome. “You two are a couple of idiots fighting like this; I swear if I catch you guys doing something like that again I’ll…” Then she swayed from side to side and fainted falling to the ground. “Kagome!” Both men called out, both of them caught her from falling. They placed on the ground softly. “W-what happened, that wasn’t just pure anger flowing from her.” Kouga commented. “Of course it wasn’t stupid.” Inu-yasha snorted. “You two had better think next time before you decide to fight like that again, it’s because of you two Kagome sama was able to create such an immense power.” Miroku frowned, kneeling beside her. He felt her forehead which was on fire. “Because Kagome had so much anger building up inside her it was only natural that her power burst out like that.” “That must be Kagome’s new version of “sit”.” Shippo said from Kagome's bike. “But why, I don’t get it, that wasn’t even spiritual power that was something completely different, it hit me like a giant rock.” Kouga declared. “Kagome is different.”
“No that wasn’t spiritual power you’re right, that power I know what it is.” Sango spoke. “That power’s from Kura.” “Kura, what does Kura have to with this?” Kouga wondered. Inu-yasha growled. “Damn him.” “So that means no matter if she tastes blood or not she’ll still have the powers from him.” Shippo stated. “What are you guys talking about?” Kouga asked. Sango faced him. “Kouga there’s something you should know about Kagome.” “Why, what’s wrong with my Kagome?” “"My" Kagome…” Inu-yasha grumbled. Miroku elbowed him. “Just drop for now Inu-yasha.” “Feh.” Inu-yasha sat crossed legged.
“Last night Kagome was kidnapped by Kura and he was feeding on her blood, we got there on time to save her and Kura is now dead, but now since Kagome has this pure blood, Kura, gave her a kiss in order for to become his bride.” Sango started. “A kiss “his” bride?” Kouga repeated loudly. “Wait, Kouga I’m not done.” Sango said. “Since Kura didn’t kill her she’s only a half vampire, he said once she tastes one drop of human blood she’ll crave for more and more until she can’t be stopped, she can only be stopped unless…unless…unless she’s killed.” Sango explained sadly.
“What and there’s nothing we can do?” Sango only shook her head. “No.” “Has she tasted human blood yet?” “No, but it seems like she’s turning into a vampire anyway, she just won’t be a blood sucking one, so we planned to keep her away from blood.” Sango said. “But we even you Kouga; we can’t tell Kagome any of this.” “I know, of course, I wouldn’t want Kagome to live with such a miserable thought.” Kouga nodded agreeably. He looked over at Kagome again then back at Inu-yasha. “I see, Inu-yasha I’m leaving Kagome with you again, but just for now, I’m going to come back, I might figure out someway to stop this.” He stood up, ready to leave. “I’ll be back, I’ll find someway to change Kagome back I can’t bare for her to live in such misery.” Then he ran off down the path rapidly.
“Kouga…” Sango said softly. “We can count on Kouga for now, he cares about Kagome dearly he just might find a way to cure Kagome.” Miroku nodded. “And what about me?” Inu-yasha spoke out. They turned back at him. “Uh…well…you’ll find out a way too.” They said nervously. “Save it.” He snorted. “Humph, I’ll be the one to help Kagome, not Kouga.”
End of chapter 8