Disclaimer: I don't own these characters. They belong to Rumiko Takashi and anyone she may have sold the rights to.
A/N: This was my entry into iyfic-contest's "boxes" theme. There is a longer version that follows this that adds a little more detail.
Inuyasha landed with a thump on the ledge of Kagome's window. Letting himself in, he dropped lightly to the floor and stared around in confusion. The middle of her floor was taken up by a large brown box, and Kagome was nowhere to be seen.
"Oi, Kagome," he called, sniffing a little to try and locate her. "Where are you?"
"Oh, Inuyasha," Kagome said in surprise as she stepped out of the closet and sat down next to the box. "I wasn't expecting to see you today." That seemed pretty obvious as he watched her pull smaller boxes out of the big one. The last one she pulled out was heart-shaped, and this one she sat, not on the floor beside her, but in her lap.
Kagome smiled softly as she opened the lid and started to sift through the contents. "Everyone important to me is in this box, Inuyasha." She pulled out a faded tie, "My father," and some old pictures, "my grandparents that have passed away. Even…"
"All of us from the other side of the well." His brows drew together in thought. "We're important to you?"
She Just rolled her eyes at him. "You guys are like my family. How could I have a box full of those I love and not include you? You know," Kagome's voice was distant, thoughtful. "There is one person who isn't in this box. Someone I couldn't stand to lock away."
"Really?" he asked, curious. "Who?"
"You," she said simply.
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