Penname: Misarae [Contact] Real Name: Member Since: December 03, 2013 Membership Status: Member Bio:
I love to read. When I run out of fun things to read, and I've reread all my faves far too many times, I end up writing. These stories were originally written to entertain myself, then I thought, "Why not share?". Maybe there are others just as crazy as me out there.
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Summary: Kagome’s eyes widened as she felt the pulse of his youki and of the magic in his words. This man who didn’t know a thing about her had just made a binding blood oath to die before letting harm to come to her. She didn’t know why he would do such a thing for her but for the first time in months she felt something besides fear and sadness. She finally remembered what it felt like to have hope.
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Fluff, Friendship, Hentai, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Thriller
Warnings: Aggressive Sex, Graphic Violence, Language, Masturbation/SoloM/F, Mild Sexual Situations, Oral/Hand job, Rape/Non-consensual , Sensitive/Controversial Subject Matter
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 65774 Read Count: 6848
Date: November 01, 2014
Chapter number: 1
Title: Chapter 1: Prologue
And here I am, taking an innocent little break, to find a new yummy story up to read! YAY!! Oh this setup is delicious. Take one rude hanyou, shack him up with a certain stubborn miko, let their tempers and passion boil, and voila! *clickies on the next chapter*
Author's Response: Thanks and I hope you keep enjoying it!\r\n\r\nSo it isn\'t the one I planned to post next, but I find myself really liking this one and working on it pretty regular and decided I really wanted to post it. I already have like 6 complete chapters and a bunch more that just needs to have the gaps filled in so ... but like all my ideas it is turning into a much longer story than it was ever supposed to be.
Date: November 01, 2014
Chapter number: 2
Title: Chapter 2: Hope
I was so busy squeeing, I forgot until this chapter reminded me: Poor Buyo! Sacrificed for the good of the story. *doffs hat*
Oh I'm such a sucker for this setup. And I totally buy Inu Yasha being a former hitman, ready for anything. What girl wouldn't feel safe, the way Inu Yasha is treating her? *happy squealy sounds*
Thanks for the visual on the car, too. I'm awful with vehicles usually. ^_^;;
/gets back to work
Author's Response: Yeah, but he was super old by this time. I mean he looked kind of old and fat when she was fifteen so ten years later he wasn\'t doing much more than sleeping on her bed and peeing beside the litter box... Oh man I am a horrible person! LOL. \r\n\r\nI don\'t even know where this one came from. It\'s actually one of my most recent ideas but already I have a ton written for it. InuYasha is definitely someone Kagome can feel safe with (like always) but especially since he is what he is. He\'s not going to lie to her or sugar coat it. You can count on him to mean what he says to a fault.\r\n\r\nYeah I had to look up different cars to find one closest to what I saw in my head. I like to have a picture in my mind so I thought people reading might too, especially since they will be taking a ride in said vehicle soon. (mini spoiler)
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 3
Title: Chapter 3: Commiserate
You know, I'm absolutely sure I read this chapter before, but it looks like I didn't review. Bad me! I have to fix that. *rolls up sleeves*
Inu Yasha has the right to defend his territory all right, and I'm not just talking about the house. *waggles eyebrows*
One of the things I always love about Inu Yasha. He can be so foul-mouthed, then come out with totally sweet lines like: "Keh, seems to me like you might have traded one kind of strength for another through all this shit." Definitely the wisdom of someone who has lived and learned a lot.
I don't know, but for some reason, it always warms my heart when a guy gets everything a gal needs of his own free will. And the fact that he thought of things even she didn't makes me squee. Just one of those little quirks of mine. :)
Hey, Inu Yasha being good at Go, especially in this universe, makes a lot of sense given his profession, though I'm glad Kagome won at least a little at Mahjong. Then that revelation about Inu Yasha's past and the tender moment at the end, they remind me why I enjoy your work so much.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! That\'s one of my favorite lines in this chapter. It just felt like something he would say, not as flattery but as just how he sees it without even realizing how sweet it actually was. I figured since this InuYasha trained he would more of a stratgic mind, especially more than Kagome does. Thanks again since that is a really big compliment considering you know how I feel about your work as well.
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 4
Title: Chapter 4: Deep Thoughts
Hehehehe.. tell yourself that you're not going there all you want, Kagome. Your body and mind have already gone there, and there's no turning back! I know it was inadvertent, but hey, at least he got a good eyeful to tempt him back into "maybe women aren't so bad". XD
Oh Inu Yasha, your honesty is both so refreshing and hot! I mean, c'mon, what girl wouldn't be pleased that she's going to be fantasy fuel? Either that, or I'm crazy...
Somehow I can just see Miroku being into girl groups, and Sango into boy bands. And I adore the pun on "Kitsune Bi"'s band name. Go, go, happy threesome! :D
*growls* Animal fucker, indeed. Can I punch that guy in the nose? Please? Just because Kagome stopped Inu Yasha doesn't mean I don't want to deck the idiot myself. Or maybe he's just jealous? ;)
Er, it's not "taking advantage" when she feels the pull as much as you do. *gives Inu Yasha a prod* You already know the truth. Hopefully Kagome will be able to show him even more (I mean, hiding behind him from the jerk on the street is a pretty big tip-off) that she not only trusts him with her life, but that she is opening up even more quickly to the possibility of a relationship with him.
Author's Response: Hehe. Honestly I was worried the car confession was a little over the top, but I liked it too much not to leave it in and that Kitsune Bi pun just came to me and I knew I had to use it. And Kagome is definitely getting on board with the getting closer. Now if only the stubborn hanyou would give into fate, clearly everyone would be happy.
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 5
Title: Chapter 5: False Face
Hojo's eyes turned red for a second? Uh-oh.. I think I know why Akitoki's acting like he is, or at least, since that party. And Inu Yasha is right on all accounts. It's always wisest to listen to your gut, and if Kagome had gone with him, who knows what might have happened to her? I understand both sides, blaming herself, even if she had nothing to do with what possessed!Hojo did (I'm calling him that for now).
*snicker* I love the "or do" following his reminder about not leaving the door open.
Why am I not surprised that the police were probably paid off? *sigh* Poor Kagome. As to the snow, the nose knows.
I couldn't help but laugh at Kagome probably "eating crow for dinner". I really like the variation on the old saying. Then of course, what a perfect excuse to finally rub his ears. And we all know what that does to him (at least, in fanon) ;)
*lets out the breath she'd been holding* Well, at least we know why Kouga's pack were on Inu Yasha's land now. It wasn't for nefarious purposes after all. Whew. Though I had no doubt if it was someone or something nasty, if Inu Yasha didn't take care of it, Kagome would. Nice of Inu Yasha to hand her that sword. Hopefully her instincts would help her use it.
Author's Response: You are the first person to mention that. I thought it was super obvious but no one else seemed to notice. You know I had to get that first ear rub in there somewhere soon :)
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 6
Title: Chapter 6: Conflicted
GAH! YOU TWO! *beats them over the head with a clue bat, Inu Yasha getting double whacks* I know, we're only a handful of chapters in, but after that kiss? Dang! Dude, you're falling for her despite yourself. I have a feeling that they both probably closed that distance for an actual kiss. The heart wants what it wants, despite the mind getting in the way. *huffs* It makes for a great story, honestly. You just know me. :)
I love the banter on the stairs. At least Kagome found a way to "explain" it, and I love that she's regaining enough confidence in herself to respond to Inu Yasha's teasing with a zinger of her own, even if it is a fib. ;)
And yet another reason I always love your interpretation of Kagome. She's kind, but she has that core of steel, and I can definitely relate with wanting to feel stronger again. Then the ending of this chapter, oh the ending! Just like canon, she will always be by his side, and I have every faith that she will continue to heal his heart so her own dreams can come true. *wistful sigh*
Author's Response: Yeah, we both know InuYasha is just delaying the inevitable. Hehe, I know you love your banter and I\'m surprised her pants didn\'t catch on fire, since that was an outright lie, and not just a fib. Hehe. You know how I feel, that I could never see Kagome as nothing but a bitch or a whiner or anything like that. I can\'t even imagine going through all the stuff she did at 15 and I sure as heck wouldn\'t have been as compassionate towards Kikyou.
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 7
Title: Chapter 7: Courageous Hearts
I enjoyed! I enjoyed! Even if I am late. ^_^;;
Good old Inu Yasha. Having his guts a hair's breadth away from spilling out, and he's fine. *snort* Sure you are, pal. But nothing like a good wounding to let some smarts into that thick skull of his. ;) Kagome is NOT Kikyou. I'm also not at all surprised that Kagome was a trauma nurse, and it comes in very handy right now. Ah yes, and especially a wounding coupled with his human night. Another thing I love about your stories. You don't drag out any misunderstandings. They actually talk it out, sooner rather than later. Which of course always further cements in my mind that this truly is my OTP.
"I haven’t said her name in three years, not even in my thoughts, not until tonight but I can now, because if I’m with you she can’t hurt me anymore."
Gosh darnit. I had to pause and grab my Kleenex box here to dry my eyes so I could read the rest. So simple, yet so heartbreaking and squee-worthy at the same time.
And of COURSE they're just getting together and the Big Bad shows up to interrupt. Argh! Though I'm sure the adrenaline rush will also help things. Nothing like being in mortal peril to get the motor running (I know, I'm terrible. Inu Yasha's wounded and I'm cheering them into the bedroom LOL).
My heart is in my throat and I'm laughing all at the same time. I know at least for me personally, it is easier to keep going for someone else's sake than for your own, and then Kagome HAD to throw that extra little incentive in there. XD Way to go, Kagome! Then that echo back to canon and the spider heads. Can't help it, I love it.
Ah, Sesshoumaru. Man, er, youkai of few words, but when things need doing, he gets them done. I have faith that help is imminent. Hang on Inu Yasha and Kagome!
Author's Response: Yeah, he\'s totally fine. If he\'d gotten injured a little closer to sunset those guts would have been out since in my mind he\'d actually put them back in and let the wound close a little before heading home, knowing it was better to cut it close than end up with his guts out as a human. The are definitely my OTP. I can\'t stand to make the misunderstandings last too long. Plus they are both true adults here not teenagers. They have to grow up a little at least. When appropriate I can never resist the chance to throw in something that harkens back to canon.
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 8
Title: Chapter 8: Finding out place
Choo-choo! Fluffy Express!
Er, sorry. I'm having far too much fun finally having a chance to catch up on reading this. I'm taking me time, dangit.
I love the little detail, and I completely agree with Kagome that seeing just random naked people is much, MUCH different from seeing the person you are attracted to and falling in love with naked. I also had to grin at her politely ignoring his reaction to her touch, even if said touch is purely professional. If you had any doubts, Kagome...
Ah, Inu Yasha is such a great, "bratty" little brother. I do like how in your stories, Inu Yasha and Sesshoumaru aren't always at each others' throats, and actually act more like siblings. It's refreshing. :) And adorable.
Oh ouch. Danged Big Bad! That was a house with a lot of fond memories, you asshat! I know, I know, that's what they do, but still!
“So I can find and kill this bastard legally but I don’t actually have to work for you. Give me a fucking pen already.” - Couldn't have said it better, Inu Yasha!
All right! I know Kagome didn't want to officially be a miko, but I can see all the ways in which this is for the best, and Sesshoumaru is indeed crafty to have thought of all possible contingencies. And as always, Inu yasha's "checklist" for them made me squee. It's the same as my checklist. :D
*happy sigh* And oh, it's beyond any doubt that they are truly meant for each other. The lemon was so sweet, yet so hot, kind of like the middle of a lava cake. And then that ending. I am dead. My heart just burst. Those six lovely, lovely words. Once again, she frees and binds him again with just a single breath, and he obviously couldn't be happier. I hope they have his ears, too! ;)
Author's Response: No need to apologize. I am having the same level of fun reading your reviews. I was so excited when I saw my email notification pop up. Those two will never be BFF\'s they are too different but I like it when they manage to come to a place where they tolerate each other on the outside and actually like each other at least a little on the inside. As for Kagome being a registered miko, well we aren\'t done with the suprises yet on that front. *wink. That end is probably my favorite part of this chapter if that tells you anything. :)
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 9
Title: Chapter 9: Crash Into Me
Enter Miroku and Sango.. eventually! I'm glad that Inu Yasha and Kagome are finally realizing that Sango and Miroku have been subtly prodding them towards each other this whole time. Of course, Kagome being in true danger was and is the perfect setup, but they would want their friends to be happy.
"Now I know she was probably worried I’d meet someone like you and realize that I could do better.” - You got it, Inu Yasha. And you probably would have. But then Kagome probably wouldn't have been in possessed!Hojo's direct line of sight, and we might not have this wonderful story. *grin*
"Neither one of us has to be perfect for us to be perfect together.” - This quote right here, I want to frame it. It's absolutely beautiful, and so incredibly true. It sums them up perfectly, and how I think love should truly be. *cheeks are starting to hurt from smiling so much*
These two are just TOO freaking adorable. Seriously. Poor Kagome. There is much to be learned from research, but some things need practical experience. But I'm sure that she will get quite a lot of practice, especially as she has discovered how wonderful giving can be. :) And she is most definitely a natural. I love these two together, so much, and in so many ways. Inu Yasha, being awed by her love for him, Kagome being reassured that her lack of experience in no way detracts from his adoration of her. In fact, I get the distinct impression he's enjoying every moment of her experimentation.
I think this is one of the many reasons I also like the healing saliva trope. It comes in so handy! Of course, I giggled when Inu Yasha shook off after their shower. Then that ending. As Inu Yasha said, if the world would just go away, they'd probably stay naked and in bed for a very long time. Unfortunately, reality encroaches, and they're not quite that friendly with Miroku and Sango. ;) Underwear-less Kagome, talk about tempting a dog with a nice treat...
Author's Response: Thanks. Like I said I ended up posting this one instead of something else because I was liking it so much. It\'s good to know I\'m not the only one. It\'s not obvious or anything that InuYasha and Kagome are my OTP is it? lol.
Date: May 27, 2015
Chapter number: 10
Title: Chapter 10: Hello Again
Sneaky Inu Yasha, though I understand the whole being a decent cook, but it's a bother to do thing. Yet I think Kagome is definitely worth going through the "bother" every once in a while. ;) And the way he held her while she did the dishes, that's another little squee spot for me.
And now we have some wonderful world and character building. I like the names for the various classes of reiki users. *snickers* I know Miroku's intentions truly are honorable, but he deserves all the teasing if he was as much of a ladies' man before he met Sango as he was in canon. And it warmed my heart at hearing the other motive of not wanting to give up his friendship with Inu Yasha. Best friends to the end, all of them!
You just made me burst out laughing again with Kagome's ear rub making Inu Yasha's foot tap against the floor. BWAHAHAHA! I know he protests he's not a dog, but, but.. it's irresistable! And shows exactly how comfortable he is with her. Ah, new lovers. Good on Miroku and Sango for slipping out when it was becoming obvious where things were headed. I know it probably wasn't fully intentional, but it was still funny for Sesshoumaru to come in just as Kagome was thinking about what they were doing in someone else's house! Thank goodness that youkai aren't prudish. :D
I really like the idea of having Inu Yasha and Kagome move in to a place where Inu Yasha and his mother lived.. again. And I can definitely see that Sesshoumaru would be really bored if there were no one to challenge him. I'm sure Inu Yasha, Kagome, and their future pups will continue to make his life exciting! ;) I also had to chuckle at Sesshoumaru making occasional random demands, just to see how far his "yesmen" will go.
Argh, alas, I must now depart for that nasty thing called reality. *sigh* But at least there are a few more chapters to tempt me back once I can retreat into my nest again!
Author's Response: Even in canon for all that Miroku rubs butts, he really does value his calling and his relationship with Sango and InuYasha and Kagome. Sesshomaru totally did it on purpose a small payback for InuYasha\'s impudence. Hopefully I\'ll have even more to tempt you with soon.
Date: July 08, 2015
Chapter number: 11
Title: Chapter 11: All Along the Watchtower
*snicker* "Forceful personality", indeed, Miroku. *grin* Inu Yasha wouldn't be Inu Yasha without it, as is so plainly stated in the next couple of paragraphs. I know you keep claiming that you don't write Miroku and Sango that well, but I definitely beg to differ. They feel very genuine, especially in this universe, so please don't sell yourself short. And of course I have to squee over Inu Yasha's pure confidence that their honeymoon will become reality, come hell or high water.
Awww.. a double wedding would be totally awesome. I hope Miroku's wish comes true! And I know that feeling of powerlessness all too well. I'm very happy for Kagome that she's learning how to use them, too.
That "kicked puppy" line is wickedly clever, and it gets the image across perfectly. It is a little scary to be so personally invested, and yet, it is something one can draw an amazing amount of strength from. As I'm sure will become very clear to Inu Yasha as things progress.
The little girl talk was both so sweet and so hot. Then that little interaction at the end.. *happy fangirl sigh* Absolutely lovely!
Author's Response: Thanks. I guess maybe it is better said that I\'m not as comfortable writing Miroku and Sango and that it takes me longer to write their interactions than it does for my SUPER OTP. (Inu/Kag 4EVA) I\'m glad hey feel true to character- since you know how important that is to me.
Date: July 08, 2015
Chapter number: 12
Title: Chapter 12: Wake Me Up
This whole chapter is so wonderful, I just couldn't stop reading, and even now my mind is just going "Bwuh" trying to get my thoughts together instead of just one big, long squeeing sound! Punctuated with "GO KAGOME!"
"Divine inspiration", indeed. :) I'm grinning like an idiot at that wonderful put down of those prejudiced jerks. And then in the arena, too bad that jackwagon didn't volunteer themself to be the guinea pig to prove that Kagome can heal.
It's good to see Toutousai and Kagura in this. I can't wait to see what their future roles will be in this story. Kouta is absolutely adorable. And I hope the snake youkai, Sakura, and their hatchling have a good and happy future.
Only one more chapter left! I know there was a long gap between my last reading spree, but I can't not read the next chapter, even though that's all for now. *eagerly clicks to the most current chapter*
Author's Response: Thank so much! I\'ll admit I had my doubts about the addition of a sort of reiki wielders organization when it came to me - since I have no outline ever, jut a vague idea of where a story is headed then it\'s fly by the seat of my pants time... lol. I\'m glad it feels like it fits. We\'ll definitely see more of Kagura and Toutousai, though I have yet to decide if we will see Rikuto, Sakura and hatchling again, but I think we probably will.
Date: July 08, 2015
Chapter number: 13
Title: Chapter 13: Badass Class
Well, at least now we know that at least in this case, snake hanyou are born like human babies, rather than poor Sakura having to try and birth an egg! Congratulations to her and Rikuto!
And that's Kagome. Completely oblivious to the fact that she's standing there in just a bra. Thankfully there's one possessive inu hanyou there to get her covered back up again. I know I've said this a million times, but make it one million and one: they are SO true-to-character.
I love Kouta more and more as this chapter goes on. "Badass Class" indeed! Though I think both Kagome and Inu Yasha are in that class. ;) Since he's an orphan, I hope they get to adopt him eventually. I can't think of two better people to be his parents, even if Inu Yasha is "just a hanyou" (which I'm sure that notion will get knocked out of Kouta's head sooner rather than later).
Ooo, naughty, naughty, you two! But well needed and deserved. Short and sweet, but very steamy, and I don't mean from the shower alone. And of course, the lovely banter.
This was just what I needed to cheer me up this morning. Thank you!
Author's Response: I never even thought of that and could not imagine her laying an egg... lol. Though not I think about it, I stand by the humanoid baby since the mother is human. In my mind it makes more sense for that sort of thing to be dependent on the mother\'s species. I actually have a plan for Kouta that might suprise you, but I hope you can get behind it. I\'m glad it cheered you up, but not glad you needed cheering. Hope you are doing okay!
Date: March 01, 2016
Chapter number: 19
Title: Chapter 19: I'll Keep you Safe
That's right, Inu Yasha! Kagome is yours, and you two have always deserved happiness with each other. And it really shows his compassionate heart that he feels sorry for those who don't know what he has now found. Not that he would ever admit such things aloud, though. Or at least, not to anyone besides Kagome. ;) And I still adore Kitsune-Bi! I can definitely say "I ship it!" They also provided just the right touch of humor that I think not only Kagome and Inu Yasha, but the readers needed with all the serious stuff going on.
You've been in my thoughts a lot since I know you're going through so much, but seeing your update today put such a huge smile on my face. My day hasn't been as rough as yours have been lately, so thank you for still taking the time to write and share your talent and the amazing stories in that head of yours!