Chapter 9; SURPRISE ATTACK!!!
“So it’s true.” Kouga turned to face Inu-yasha. “You, you let Kagome get attacked by that thing?!” He frowned. “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. “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.”
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.” Inu-yasha agreed. “Don’t make me laugh, this ends… now!” Kouga yelled with rage, and ran at him. “I’ll finally tear you apart.” Inu-yasha yelled and ran at him as well. The two boys almost collided. “Enough the both of you!!” Kagome yelled, she then sent 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. 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.
Sango faced him. “Kouga there’s something you should know about Kagome.”
“Why, what’s wrong with my Kagome?” “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 kiss in order for her to become his bride.” Sango started. “A kiss “his” bride?” Kouga repeated loudly. “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. “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. “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. “Heh, I’ll be the one to help Kagome not Kouga.”
Later that late afternoon…
Kagome gradually opened her eyes and shut them immediately when the bright sunlight shone into her eyes. “Ow!” She turned over and noticed she was not surrounded by everyone this time. She reached over to her sunglasses and put them on. She got up and walked over to the spring close to her and freshened up her face.
“You’re awake.” A voice spoke.
Kagome turned around to face Inu-yasha. “Yeah, what happened to me, I remember you were fighting with Kouga and suddenly I felt such force fly right out me after that everything went black?” Then she sat down and let out a deep breath. “Inu-yasha, I can’t help to feel something’s wrong with me; I’ve been doing things out of the ordinary lately.” Inu-yasha held his breath. “She’s noticing her changes; well that's to be expected.” He thought. “I still gotta keep quiet about it.” Kagome got up. “Heh, guess I’m talking weird stuff eh? I’m going to make lunch then.” She left Inu-yasha sitting by the stream alone. “What am I going to do?” He pondered.
The rest sat down as Kagome served them their lunches, and began to eat. When they just got into relaxation the forest began to stir. “What was that?” Sango wondered. “I don't…” Kagome started.
A giant ogre crashed through the trees startling everyone even Inu-yasha. “I have come for the sacred jewel I detected in this area.” The large demon exclaimed deeply, his eyes scanned through everyone. “And I know it is you who hold them.” He pointed directly at Kagome. Kagome gasped lightly and Inu-yasha guarded her. “Yeah, well you ain’t getting it.” He grimaced. Kagome knew the jewels weren’t on her exactly they were in the bottle in her big yellow bag back up at the tree. All she had to do is make him think she has it. “That shouldn’t be hard.” She thought.
“Haha, puny little weaklings like you, think you can stop me?” The demon laughed. “Size isn’t everything.”(A/N: Yes it's another big ass demon, reasons...there are reasons) Kagome spotted a jewel in the demon’s chest. “Inu-yasha, there’s a jewel shard in the demon’s chest.” “Ah well so sad that your sight has the power to locate them in my body.” The demon sighed. “I get it, your using the jewel in order to enlarge your body, that’s not your true form.” Inu-yasha snorted.
The demon cringed at Inu-yasha’s words because he knew it was true. “How dare you!” He shouted, and slammed his fist into the ground making it tremble violently. He then whacked his hand at Inu-yasha sending him back. “Inu-yasha!” Kagome yelled, running over to his side. Inu-yasha got up. “Stay out of the way Kagome, you’ll only get hurt.” Kagome flinched when she felt useless. “Am I really that weak?” Inu-yasha was running at the giant demon as Sango’s boomerang flew down to it. Kirara bit into the demon’s arm and Miroku smashed his staff on the demon’s head. The demon expanded for a second spacing himself from the whole crew. Everyone flew back.
Kagome frowned and reached to her bag and grabbed the bow and arrows. “I told you fools that it’s useless to stop me, you’re nothing but ants to me.” He chuckled. Miroku ran over to Sango who was on the ground. “Daijoubu ka?” Sango nodded squeezing her left forearm lightly. Miroku noticed and looked at her arm. “Is something wrong with your arm?” “No, it’s fine, let’s help Inu-yasha.” Sango declared, getting up and ready with her boomerang again. “I hate stubborn demons, Wind--” Inu-yasha was about to call out the “wind scar” but it was stopped when the large demon was howling in pain. He noticed it was an arrow in the demon’s chest glowing purplish pink. He turned to Kagome who stood by the tree with another arrow ready to release. “Kagome, I told you to stay out of it, not draw attention to yourself.”
“Be quiet, how can you expect me to just sit down and watch my friends get hurt and I do nothing.” She replied angrily. She was sick and tired of being useless and she wished she was strong enough to protect everyone and herself. Shippo hid himself in a bush behind her just peering out enough to see the action. The demon managed to pull out the sacred arrow from his chest and growled. “You witch!” The demon growled and shot out a blast of wind from his palms.
Kagome shielded herself with the bow, and wind suddenly dispersed. “Huh?” “You’re annoying.” The demon frowned and ran at her. Kagome gasped as he was coming closer. “Oh no.” She released the arrow but it missed. “Oh great. Here I am talking bodly about protecting my friends I miss.” She felt her legs jump out of the way, but no one was there to help her. She found herself behind him. “Wha…how did I do that?” She wondered.
Everyone was shocked even the demon. Kagome had jumped right over the demon’s head. She landed on her bum sure, but just to be able to leap over him like that, weird. Inu-yasha ran over to her. “Are you alright?” “Oh yeah, I feel great actually.” She answered clenching her fist in content. “Whatever just happened right there, I’m glad I was able to do it.” “Kagome is changing.” Miroku thought. “Little by little she is.”
“Are you using the sacred jewels, yourself priestess?” The demon requested. “No, I don’t know what I’m on.” She said quietly looking down at her palms. He gasped lightly and smirked. “No you’re not, heck, you don’t even have it with you; I know where it is.” He turned his head to her bag. “Oh no he figured it out.” Kagome gulped. “I know it’s in that bag of yours.” He pointed. “You did well to hide them but not well enough I’m afraid.” “I’m not letting you get anywhere near them, you got that!” Inu-yasha barked and charged forward to him with his sword.
While Inu-yasha and the demon began to fight again, Kagome took the time to get the bag but when she reached it the large demon jumped in front of her startling her, she fell back on her bottom, again. She was looking straight up at the large demon. He had wacked Inu-yasha into a tree hard. “Inu-yasha!” “Hehe, beat you.” The demon chuckled. “How dare you…” Kagome growled lightly with her bangs covering her eyes which were becoming dark. It was like her fighting aura began to erupt with anger. In her mind, very faint flashes of her turning into a beast featured but she herself didn’t see or even notice the strange transformations.
Inu-yasha sensed high fighting spirit and looked over to Kagome. “Kagome…oh no.” The demon didn’t pay her any mind and turned around to the bag beginning to open it until Sango’s Hiraikotsu zoomed in severing his wrist. The demon wailed as the blood poured out of where his hand once was. “Hey, remember the penalty for steeling next time.” Sango shouted in the air on Kirara. “You bitch!” The demon growled, using his other hand trying to wack her off, but Kirara was dodging each blow. “I’ve had enough of you I’m going to kill everyone in one shot.” The demon opened his large mouth as a ball of electricity began to form.
Kagome wasted no time and pulled out another arrow and yelled to Inu-yasha furiously. “Inu-yasha, how about your backlash wave, I’m sure we can do it!” Inu-yasha lifted to his feet and nodded. “Um…Right.” The wind began to twist around the Tetsaiga forming the wind scar. “I’ll have finished you all off before hand.” The demon said and shot the ball of electricity toward all of them. “Kagome now!” Inu-yasha yelled. Kagome nodded. “Ike!” She yelled releasing the arrow, the sacred arrow whizzed right through the demon’s energy blast piecing him in the forehead. “Backlash…wave!” Inu-yasha summoned; the wave took control over the demon’s blast forcing it back to him. The demon holding his forehead in pain had slightly noticed the action. “How is this possible what have I done wrong?” “Everything, that’s what!” Kagome answered. The demon yelled in pain and then disintegrated in a matter of seconds.
Kagome’s fighting energy calmed down and was back to her normal self. “How are you feeling, Kagome-sama?” Miroku asked. “What do you mean, I feel fine.” She answered confused. Inu-yasha snorted. “Well at least you kept the jewel hidden; you finally did something smart.” Kagome frowned. “What do you mean by that?” Kirara landed on the ground with Sango still holding her left arm. “What’s the matter Sango?” Shippo wondered. “It’s nothing.” Sango hushed, looking up at Kagome and the others. Kagome turned to her and walked towards her. “Oh dear, Sango, you’re hurt.” Everyone turned over to her when Kagome announced it. “No it’s fine I mean it.” Sango reassured with a smile. Kagome pried Sango’s hand away revealing red staining the sleeve of her shirt.
“Oh no Sango’s bleeding.” Miroku declared.