Present time – Kagome’s POV
It’s been 3 years. 3 years since I last saw Inuyasha. I stare down into the darkness, into the well. This was the connection that made me able to travel through time. Of course the jewel also had something to do with it, but now that the sacred jewel doesn’t exist anymore I can’t go through it. It’s not like I haven’t tried, because I have. Just after Inuyasha disappeared in a flash, after bringing me home; I climbed down into the well. But no matter what I did; how much I cried and begged it wouldn’t open. Still after 3 years it hasn’t opened…
It’s kind of weird in a way. I’m done with school. No more tests to study for, no more math. For the last couple of years all I’ve done has been studying. At least if you don’t count in the shopping with Erie, Yuka and Ayume. I’ve even tried to date once, with Hojo actually. But it came as no surprise when I couldn’t enjoy myself together with him; because the image of Inuyasha never left my mind, nor did the memories with my friends in the feudal area. I simply couldn’t forget everything; it was clued to my memory. Even the memory of Kikyo and Inuyasha was in my thoughts. Still…, now it wasn’t for the sake of the pain and jealousy I felt, but for the memory itself. I simply just want to remember all of them. I smile when I think of Erika’s dog Inu; the name that I recommended. She got it 1 year ago, and I almost cried when I spotted him for the first time. He reminded me so much of Inuyasha, especially the soft furry ears that I adored so much. And that again reminds me of the first time I met him, under the sacred tree. He looked so peaceful and beautiful while he slept. Under teary eyes I sit on the well and look down at my feet.
Suddenly I hear someone calling for me; it has to be mom. “Kagome, Kagome, where are you?” she calls. “I’m here mom, inside the well house”. She opens the door and carefully she walks down the wooden stairs to where I’m sitting. “What are you doing here dear?” I don’t say very much for a while, but then I answer and break the silence. “Well…I kinda…” more I don’t get to say before she gives me a knowing smile and says what I’m not able to say for myself. “You were thinking of Inuyasha, weren’t you?” I sigh and look to my right side. My mom sits down next to me and the wooden well gives of a small squeak. “I thought as much” she says and gains my attention. She smiles at me and continues. “I had kinda hoped that you would forget about him, but I probably always knew that you wouldn’t. Because no matter what you do, your loved-ones never leaves your heart”. My heart skips a beat and my eyes widen. “Is it that obvious?” I ask sadly. She gives me an assuring smile and puts one arm around my shoulder, and then pulls me closer. “You’ve always been a very emotionally girl Kagome, and you have never been very good at hiding your, have you?” I look down to my shoes and study the ground. “Inuyasha always told me that. He told me that I was just a stupid wench, not able to care of myself. And I always cried and…”, then I start to hulk uncontrollable.
I bring my hand up to my face and try to wipe away my tears. But it won’t stop, my tears just continue to flow and I whisper his name over and over again. My hands shake as they crab the wood I’m sitting on and I try to contain myself. Inuyasha, bring me back to you….I whisper in between my flow of tears. Then bright as the sun a pink glow starts to glow from a place behind me. My mom and I jump off the well, and slowly, and stunned I turn myself around to face the light. “I can’t believe it, I really can’t. The well…..” I catch my breath. “It’s open!”
Feudal area – Inuyasha’s POV
“Miroku, don’t you have a place to be?” Miroku slowly turns around from the beautiful lady in green and gives me his most charming smile, which I just find frightening. “Well, my dear Inuyasha, where would I rather be than right here where this beautiful lady is?” he says and turns back again. “Hey! Where did she go!? ” Where, where, where, Miroku mutters under his breath as he looks to all directions while looking incredibly stupid. “You never change” I think to myself. “What I meant was that, shouldn’t you be with Sango right now? I’m guessing that she is giving birth right now”. I pause before I look for Miroku, who has suddenly chosen to disappear. So much for “will you bear my children?” .When Sango is actually giving birth to his kid, he’s not there. ”
With the one he loves… With someone who loves him back….? No! No stupid thoughts of her! She’s gone, and that’s fact. I shouldn’t dwell over the past. I can sense Miroku come up behind me, breathing heavy, tired of running. He straightens himself up and brings a hand through his hair. “The beauty was obviously very shy” Miroku says confident. “Mmmm, obviously. Still, can you be sure that she didn’t just want to get away from some crazy perverted monk chasing her?” Miroku looks stunned. He puts up a charming smile as he says: “How can you even think such a thought Inuyasha?” Before I am about to give him a smart remark, my nose catch a familiar scent. No, it couldn’t be! But…, maybe… I just have to check it out. Faster than I’ve I thought was possible, I run.Heavy breathing, I stop in front of the well. I’ve dreamt of this for 3 years, but now that I stand here inhaling the delicious intoxicating smell, I feel like leaving. What if I’m dreaming, that this is all in my head? She is not coming back, and nothing has changed. Right before I’m about to turn around, the wind blows on my face. Like destiny, the smell gets stronger. With the last bit of courage I have, I reach my hand into the well. I don’t have to wait long ‘til I can feel a feminine, soft hand grab it. I pull up my hand, and up from the dark well come a familiar face. It’s Kagome. Her hand tight in my own, I look into her teary chocolate brown eyes. Then as music to my ears, she whispers: “Inuyasha…, have you been waiting?” For the first time in 3 years, I really smile. I lift her down from the well and catch her in my arms. How I’ve longed to hold her like this. Finally, I’ve gotten my heart back to me...