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First off i would like to thank my amazing beta Munford91.

This story is RATED M for later chapters, but i will warn you before it gets there lol.

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I DO NOT OWN INUYASHA!

Heart once cold burns for you

Chapter one: A mark never Forgotten.

Sesshomaru stood tall on the snow covered hill. His silver hair blew around his face as the winters harsh winds past him. He looked down to the small human child tucked against his chest.

Rin had fallen ill. He knew it was from the harsh winter. It had come suddenly, Though he knew winter was near he was surprised to find that the snow had begun to fall so quickly. He didn't feel the cold. But his human ward did. They were miles from any large civilizations. Hundreds of miles from his home.

But as Sesshomaru watched Rin's pale lips began to tremble against his pelt. He knew if he did not find shelter soon, she would die in his arms.

He began to quickly make his way to the south. He knew of a village there, fortunately it was close to them . But unfortunately it was where his brother lived.

Sesshomaru could smell the sent of burning wood. The ashes practically calling to him as he sped up his walk.

Sesshomaru began to scan the area for any sign of his brother. Not being able to sense him, he quickly took off. He was now running faster then the snow was falling. He could feel the ice passing his skin as the small hut came into his view.

At that moment Sesshomaru did not care who lived there. The heat coming from the smoke that was rising from the roof of the hut , was all he cared about.

He swiftly made his way to the huts door and slid inside.

The sent of fire slammed into his senses. Sesshomaru scanned the hut quickly looking for its owner. His eyes abruptly turning to the opposite side of the hut as the sound of shattering china hit him.

Sesshomaru looked into the wide eyes and shocked face of none other than his brother's wench. She stood wide eyed as she looked at him. They stood in silence before Sesshomaru looked away to the large futon in front of the large raging fire. He looked back to the woman before quickly making his way to the fire.

Kagome watch as the large taiyouka swiftly placed something in her bed. She did not dare to move. She merely watched as he pulled the blankets over the small form. Kagome took a step forward as the sound of a child coughing broke the silence.

Sesshomaru turned his eyes making contact with her. Kagome froze as she stared into his golden eyes, she did not dare look away. Sesshomaru slowly turned back to the bed as the coughing got worse.

Kagome took a second to herself before she closed the distance between herself, the bed, and Sesshomaru.

Kagome's eyes widened as a very pale and shaking Rin came into her view. She quickly ran to the other side of her large bed.

Sesshomaru looked up as he watch the human sit across from him. She looked up nervously as she began to speak.

" How..how long has she been coughing?" Her voice was shaky, she was scared.

Sesshomaru looked back down at his ward as he spoke. The woman in front of him jumping at the sound of his voice.

" A few days.."

Sesshomaru watched as Kagome nodded. He could feel her heart raising as she built up the courage to speak again.

Her voice was shaky but she did not stutter this time. "May I examine her?"

Sesshomaru thought to himself quickly, he normally would not allow it but the fact that he knew nothing of the human body or how to heal it, and more importantly the woman in front of him did, he nodded his head.

Kagome quickly began to observe Rin. One thing she knew was that Rin. was soaking wet from the snow. And she would surly become hypothermic if the wet clothes were not removed. She slowly looked up to Sesshomaru. This time she spoke with great haste in her voice.

"Do you have another set of clothes for her?"

Sesshomaru shook his head as he watched the woman before him sigh and stand.

"I think I have an extra pair of pajamas she can wear. We have to remove the wet clothes or she will freeze."

Sesshomaru stood quickly causing Kagome to jump and step backwards. Sesshomaru spoke roughly. " Where are these extra clothes, This Sesshomaru will retrieve them while you undress Rin?"

Kagome nodded as she knelt down to Rin's shaking form. " In the other room you will see a bright yellow bag, they will be in there. The fabric is green."

Kagome watched as Sesshomaru turned quickly as he made his way to the bag.

Kagome quickly began to untie Rin's kimono. She quickly peeled the wet fabric from the shaking child's body. As the sound of Sesshomaru's swords clanking was heard behind her. She turned as the pajamas were thrown in her direction. She looked up to Sesshomaru's figure as he turned to the hut of the door.

"This Sesshomaru will wait outside while you dress her."

Kagome nodded as she watched Sesshomaru walk through the weaved door. She quickly turned back to the sickly child in front of her.

Kagome had the sudden feeling that she was now the child's only hope.

Sesshomaru stood outside in the falling snow. He griped his hand onto the hilt of his sword. His thoughts began to drift as the thought of him loosing Rin was becoming surreal again.

He had lost her once before, if not for his mothers 'gift' she would be lost to him.

Sesshomaru knew that she was becoming of age to marry, though she had not shown any interest in any of the males around her. But he knew that it was no longer safe for her to travel with him.

She needed stability, she needed to learn how to be a wife, she needed a mother...

Sesshomaru was brought back from him mental rambling when the raven haired female opened the hut door. She smiled at him, but he didn't respond. Sesshomaru pushed past her into the hut once again.

Rin was bundled up in several large blankets. Kagome had a warm rag on the child's head.

The large yellow bag was now sitting on the end of the futon. Kagome nervously walked passed him to the kettle that sat on top of the fire. She had begun to make tea as soon as she knew Rin. was out of danger.

Sesshomaru watched as she turned to her bag and began to pull out several unfamiliar bottles. She looked up to Sesshomaru as she spoke softly.

"She will probably need to stay in bed for a few days. But she should be fine. I don't mind if you stay here with her."

Sesshomaru watched as the woman in front of him begin to gently poor some of the sweet smelling liquid into the hot tea cup she held. He quickly looked back to sleeping child before him. Though he would not show it, he was generally concerned for the child's life. They had only been there about 20 minutes, but her shivering had ceased to continue and her scent was getting better by the minute.

Sesshomaru turned his attention back to the other female in the room. He watched her silently from the corner of his eye. He began thinking of the last time he had seen her. If he remembered correctly, which he always did, it was in battle. Sesshomaru began to remember the sight of her that day.

She was shooting arrows from her bow, the smoky air blew through her hair as Naraku was charging her. Her skin was bruised and scarped. Her clothes torn and bloody but she did not care.

Sesshomaru began to think to himself again, though the woman in front of him looked as if she were only human. She was most possibly one of the most powerful mikos he had every come across. Sesshomaru was well over 1000 human years old. Her had seen many who had claimed the title miko. But none who could do what this female could.

It has been over a year since he has seen her last. She hasn't really changed that much physically on the outside. Being human he could tell that she had grown a bit. More of an adult now that child , in human standards at least. Sesshomaru watched as she gently placed a cup of tea on the counter next to her stirring its contents briefly. He looked down her body then back up to her face.

This night she was not dressed in her usual whorish attire, though she was still in something that was inappropriate for her station, she wasn't showing nearly as much skin. Sesshomaru looked down her body again, She was wearing tight black pants and a very tight long sleeve shirt. it stuck to her body as if it were her skin. She had her hair braided on one side of her face as it hung low over her shoulder. He watched as it moved with every step she took, swinging against her hips.

Sesshomaru turned back to the sleeping child , though for some reason unknown to him, his mind continued to think of her body. She had matured greatly. No longer the body of a child. Her body was of a woman. It was to bad she wasn't a youkai, because in her human state she was nothing to him. Sesshomaru turned again as she steeped over to the broken cup on the floor. She looked up, her crystal blue eyes meeting his golden ones, she smiled.

Sesshomaru looked away.

It was a shame really. Evan in youkai standards she was very attractive. But her human stench was a deal breaker for him. He could barely tolerate Rin at points. What a shame.

Kagome could feel his eyes on her. She had to remember to breath and not show her nervousness.

She began to put away the bottles of antibiotics that she had just poured into Rin's cup.

She silently placed said bottles back into her bag before making her way to the broken cup that still sat on the floor. She bent down gracefully and began to pluck the large pieces from the tea drenched floor. She briefly looked up and caught Sesshomaru's eyes. Though she did not look away he did as she stood to dispose the shard of glass. Kagome continued to tell herself that the situation was awkward for the both of them and he might be trying to figure out how to handle it just as she was.

She looked back to him slowly. Sesshomaru was now looking back down to his ward. His hands laid on his knees as he sat completely still. Kagome lifted the cup of medicine for Rin and slowly made her way over to the large futon. She knelt down slowly placing the cup on the floor by her. She took a deep breath as she looked up and met Sesshomaru's eyes. She smiled at him as she spoke.

Her voice was stronger now and she did not hesitate as she spoke, Sesshomaru listened.

"I have some medicine for her. It will make her sleep, but it will help her body heal from the cold. I put it in the cup of tea, so it will be easier for her to take it." Sesshomaru nodded as he watched Kagome lift Rin head with her hand. She was gentle as she spoke to the child.

Rin's eyes opened slowly as Kagome lifted her up. Kagome smiled down as she lifted the cup.

Rin began to cough again, the child's eyes beginning to water as she cried.

"I know sweetie, but I promise once you drink this tea you will feel a lot better in just a few hours okay."

Rin nodded as Kagome lifted the cup up to Rin's small lips. The child slowly drunk the warm liquid.

Sesshomaru watched at Kagome placed the cup back down next to her, before slowly laying the child back against the bed.

Kagome leaned down moving Rin's hair from her face as she spoke gently.

"Sleep now Rin, you will feel much better when you wake up."

Sesshomaru watched as Kagome stood and began to walk back to the kettle. His eyes returning to Rin when he felt her small hand touch his knee.

Rin reached out gently touching the fabric on his knee. Her eyes slightly opened as she spoke with a hoarsed voice. "Please don't leave me Lord Sesshomaru, I promise to get better as fast as I can."

Sesshomaru was a bit taken back at the words of his ward. Though he did not speak, his large hand laid on top of her small one. It was a silent communication and Rin understood that he was not going anywhere. Sesshomaru watched as her eyes began to flutter and she fell asleep.

Kagome stood in the small kitchen of the hut. She watched the small moment between the large taiyouka and his 'Daughter'. She smiled as he turned to face her, she lifted her hand to push a few strands of hair from her face as she spoke. "She will probably be asleep for a few hours, I have her kimono drying out in the next room, it might take a while so if you want to rest I believe I have another futon. It's a bit smaller than that one but if you want to lay down you can.

Sesshomaru looked at her not answering. Kagome looked away briefly then looked back up before she spoke again, "Would you like some tea?"

Sesshomaru rolled his eyes at her as he turned back to Rin, this time speaking with an arrogant voice to her. "I do not need anything from you miko, I'm only here because you know how to heal children." Kagome looked at him a little bit shocked as he spoke to her.

She replied back to him. "I was just trying to be hospitable to you Sesshomaru, you don't have to be rude to me. I know you don't like me and frankly I don't care for you that much either. But you came to me for help, not the other way around." Sesshomaru looked up to her as he stood. How dare she speak to him like that.

He took a step forward to her. He watched as she took a sip from her tea, not afraid for a second by his sudden closeness. She watched him walk to her.

"Who do you think you are Miko, to speak to the Sesshomaru so rudely, you are nothing but a worthless human." Sesshomaru watched her place her cup down, but was a bit shocked when she took a step closer to him. Anger flowing from her as she spoke. How dare he insult her, and in her own home. All she was trying to do was help him. She walked up to him. He looked down to her small form, he could feel the anger radiating off of her as she spoke with an angry tone.

"How dare you speak to me in such a way Sesshomaru, all I'm doing is trying to help you. I haven't asked you for anything. I let you barge in to my home, with not even a hi, hello how are you. And you want to speak to me as if I'm just a common whore."

Sesshomaru looked at her with an emotionless face as he respond. "But that is all you are Miko."

Kagome's eyes widened and before she realized it she had raised her hand and slapped him across the face. She quickly found herself being slammed against the wall behind her, Sesshomaru's large clawed hand gripping the grey fabric of her shirt as his other hand pinned her to the wall, his eyes were a shade of red as he growled at her. "How dare you strike this Sesshomaru, few have done so and none have lived to tell the tale." Sesshomaru leaned closer to her face as he spoke. Kagome looked him in the eyes, but there was no fear in her own.

"You do not scare me Sesshomaru. You can try and sit here and make me feel worthless but you can't do or say anything that can hurt me. I don't feel anymore." Sesshomaru stared at her he growled down at her. he was angry, she had struck him, no one would ever touch him and live to tell about it. He looked down to his hand that was gripping the fabric of her shirt. That was when he saw Something that shocked him greatly. Sesshomaru slowly released his hands from her shirt as he pulled the material in his hand to the side a large scar came into view.

He could feel her begin to struggle against his hand, but she was no match for him. Sesshomaru's eyes widened as he looked at the large scar that sat on her bare shoulder.

Sesshomaru looked up to her face. At that moment he saw it, What had his brother done. He quickly release her as she pulled her shirt back into place, and slowly faced him. Sesshomaru stood in front of her as he looked into her eyes. He felt ashamed of himself, something that he never ever felt.

He spoke to her softly. "Tell me miko, why did Inuyasha strike you?" he watched as her back went straight and a thousand emotions filled in her face at that one moment, he saw them all. Hatred, sadness, angry.

Kagome spoke without emotions as she pulled her hands to the side of her shirt. She pulled her shirt down to show her shoulder to him and show what his brother had done.

Sesshomaru eyed the large strike of his brothers claw that would forever haunt her skin. He did not know what to say. He wanted to know why his brothers struck her, so forcefully to tear her skin in a such a way that she would be marked forever. Kagome stared at him as she spoke, this time with a shaking voice her words cut him even deeper.

"Are you happy? You are right, I am a worthless human. I'm not worth anything. The one person I gave my heart to betrayed me in the end. I have all this power flowing inside of me, and such great potential, believe me I know. I could heal it if I wanted to, but I can't. It seems that every time I try to my heart will never let me forget that night." Sesshomaru watched as she turned from him, her eyes glistening. "He got mad one night. Came home angry. I was standing right where you are, he came in and grab me. Threw me against the wall. He tried to..."

God his brother was an idiot. Sesshomaru knew she was not worthless, in fact she was very powerful. Sesshomaru watched her turn to him again, she slid her hand up wiping her eyes.

"I tried to push him away with my powers. It only made him angrier. I should have just gave in.I should have known better than to continue to yell at him, but I was just stupid. And it happened pretty quickly after that. I shocked him and the next thing I knew my chest was on fire. There was blood began to freak out telling me how sorry he was, that was the last time I saw him."

Sesshomaru was shocked by his brother's recklessness. He watched as Kagome passed him as she made her way to the door of the other room.

Sesshomaru turned reaching his hand out to her and speaking. "Miko.I.."

Kagome turned to him.."You don't have to tell me I'm worthless Sesshomaru, because I already know I am. "

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I DO NOT OWN INUYASHA

RATED M FOR LATER CHAPTER

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The snow fell hard against the massive western castle.

All lights in the large windows were dimmed, all but one.

Sesshomaru stood in his large bedroom. He was currently removing his armor as he looked out over the snow covered land. He had just returned from a long trip. He had gone to the mountains in search of a sword that he had commission a demon to make for him.

The demon chose to steal his money instead and made a run for it.

Sesshomaru looked down at his blood stained shirt as he began to untie it. The choice had cost the demon his life.

Sesshomaru turned as a knock was heard on his large door. He breathed deep speaking as he continued to undress.

"Enter."

The large door opened as a young servant walked in. She kept her face down as she placed the tray of raw meat, with bread and a cup of sake.

She spoke low as she bowed.

"Is there anything else that my master needs tonight? "

Sesshomaru dropped the bloody shirt at the young girls feet as he spoke.

"Have that disposed of and make sure that the sent does not linger."

The young demon child nodded as she listen to her master began to speak. She knelt down taking the stained kimono from the stone floor.

"Has rin been well?"

Sesshomaru looked down as the child nodded.

"Yes my lord, young rin had been very good. She has completed all of her studies and has even improved on her flute. She is excited to see you my lord"

Sesshomaru nodded as he waived his hand dismissing the servant as he sat on the large pillows. He turned reaching for a piece of the raw meet.

He turned looking at the bread for a moment.

He had not asked for the bread..

It was unusual for his cook to send him something he had not asked for.

But Sesshomaru was to tired to think about it so he lifted a piece of the brown bread and placed a piece of the blooded meat on top as he took a large bite.

He would rest tonight and start his duties the next morning.

Sesshomaru took another bite of the bread quickly eating it before he began to feel drowsy.

Was he really so tired that his body would betray him in such a way..

Sesshomaru struggled to stand as he attempted to make it to his large bed. But as he came to his feet the realization that he had been drugged hit him.

Sesshomaru reached for his bed as he tripped and took his tray of food with him.

The large taiyoukai slammed against the stone floor ad his mind fell into darkness.

A blue light began to surround the taiyoukai. His body beginning to face as the light increased.

-0-

Kagome smiled up at the new mother as she slowly handed her the infant son.

The young mother had years rolling down her face as she held her child for the first time. Placing a kiss on the child's face.

Kagome smiled as her hands began to glow pink, she spoke quietly.

"I am going to heal you a bit so there is no infection, is that alright?"

The woman nodded as she hummed to the whimpering baby.

Kagome stood as she bowed lowly.

"Congratulations miss Yura. He is strong and healthy. I shall go now but if you should need anything during the night I shall return.

Kagome exited the hut, looking up to the husband and his family. She smiled and bowed her head to them.

"it it a strong son."

Kagome watched as the husband's eyes glisten. His family members hugged him as he turned to her.

Kagome smiled as he places a small bag of money in her hand. He nodded as he thanked her again. She smiled as she began to walk to her own hut.

Kagome had been the village healer for 2 years now.

After Naraku's death, Inuyasha and her had began to make a life. The well had closed so she was able to allow herself to be happy in this era.

But her happiness did not last long.

Inuyasha had begun to leave her for days. Then return drunk and bloody.

She never quite knew what he was doing. But she knew that she deserved better.

Sango and Miroku had come to stay with her when Sango was in labor.

It just so happened that Inuyasha had returned to. He was bloody and tipsy. He was also angry. Kagome had make him tea and tried to calm him down but he was yelling about some woman.

Kagome stopped walking as she could see her little hut. There were amazing memories there.. In fact the whole hut was a memory. Inuyasha had built it for her,

It was suppose to be a wedding present from him. But the realization came when she found him at a whore house. He was stealing the little money she had saved, and he used it to buy a woman for a night.

Kagome wiped her face as a tears began to fall. She had loved him but she knew she deserved better.

Kagome began to walk again. She was tired. She had been working in the village all day.

She slowly began to walk up to her hut when a child's cry hit her.

She turned quickly walking to the small path that sat behind her hut. A young boy sat holding his leg. He had tears falling from a his face.

Kagome quickly knelt down as she spoke.

"What has happened dear?"

The child began to studded as he spoke.

"I was..running and I fell..my leg..it hurts!"

Kagome nodded as she following the child's hand up to the hill that he had fallen from.

Her eyes widening as she took in his twisted leg..it was broken.

Kagome spoke softly as her hand began to glow.

"I will help you okay. Just take a deep breath."

Kagome watched as the little boy nodded breathing deeply as Kagome grabbed his leg. Her powers flowing into his body as the bones seamed back together.

The young child's whimpering began to stop as the pain left him.

Kagome smiled as she looked into the child's face.

"See all better, just be careful when you run, okay?"

The boy nodded as he watched Kagome stand. She held her hand out as she pulled him to his feet. She watched as he slowly put weight on it before he began to jump up and down.

The boy smiled as he turned to his bag. Kagome watched as he pulled a large wrapped up bread out.

He spoke.

"I have no money to repay you with, but will you please accept this bread. My mother make it to sell."

Kagome smiled as she shook her head.

"There is no need to pay me. Take the bread home."

The boy shook his head as he lifted it out to her.

"Then will you accept this as a thank you gift?"

Kagome smiled as she lifted her small money bag.

"How about I buy this one and you tell your mother that I would like 5 more okay?"

The boys eyes widened as Kagome placed a golf piece in his hand. He looked up and spoke.

"This is to much ma'am. "

Kagome smiled as she took a piece off of the bread a took a bite. She smiled as she patted the boys head.

"Tell your momma to buy you some better shoes okay."

She slowly began to walk to her hut. Just barley making it through the door as her fatigue finally hit her.

Kagome placed her bag down as she laid her hand on the wall. Wow was she really this tired..

She continued to struggle to stay on her feet as her legs began to give out.

Kagome fell to the floor as her eyes rolled back. A few moments later a blue light appeared over her.

Her body beginning to fade from its place on the floor.

-0-

Sesshomaru opened his eyes as his hand landed on the window seal of the large window to his room. He rubbed has eyes as he looked out over the....grassy hills..

Was in not just winter?

Sesshomaru rubbed his face as he turned. He needed to rest. His mind was obviously turning on him.

Sesshomaru turned his eyes widening at the difference to his large room. His large bed now had satin drapes that hung from the roof.

The pillows around the small table where purple and red instead of just red.

There where more dressers. And a vanity with boxes on it.

Sesshomaru looked down to the ground as his foot touched something. He leaned down picking up the ripped kimono..

As he lifted it he recognized the claw marks.. they where his own..

What had happened last night?

Sesshomaru turned to the large bed determined that he was dreaming. He walked up the small step up and removed the curtain. His eyes widening as he noticed a figure in his bed.

No one slept in his bed.. not even a whore!

Sesshomaru growled ripping the blankets from the bed exposing the person laying under it.

Sesshomaru dropped the satin sheet as his eye took in the figure. He wanted to be angry.. but the feeling that began to fill him was not anger..it was pride? Why did he feel pride..,

Sesshomaru reached out as he touched the raven hair of the woman who slept in his bed.. she was real.

Sesshomaru could not believe what he was seeing..how was this Evan possible..

The miko was laying in his bed. Her raven hair sprawled out across her pillow. She was dressed in a small black sleeping shirt..One of his. It was barely tied so he had full view of her cleavage..

But that was not was his eyes were on...oh no.

Sesshomaru was more concerned with the mating mark that sat on her shoulder and more importantly her large swollen stomach..

Only his scent graced her own..
Sesshomaru and Kagome are removed from their places in time as someone's test. But what will happen when the cold lord finds a pupped miko baring his mark? You will have to read to find out!

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They were silent. Whether that was due to a lack of something to say or to having so much to say they didn’t know where to start, Kagome didn’t know. What she did know, was that when she’d first come back, when the well had first sealed itself, she hadn’t thought she would ever feel the sorrow she felt right now looking down into the blue light that had become a constant friend in her travels between worlds. When she’d first come back, she would have given anything to return to her friends in the past but now…

Her lips pressed together, knowing that he was standing behind her and not daring to turn and look to see more awe at the well than sorrow for her departure. He didn’t need to see how broken she was, staring into that light and knowing that this was the end of them. The end of their funny little friendship that had taken three years to build and had made her so happy.

A slow tear ran a course down her cheek, leaving it’s stain for others to follow as her fingers curled tightly around the wooden lip of the ledge she was sitting on.

The first time they’d met again it had been three weeks since the well had sealed itself. Without the jewel her connection had been lost and with it, she’d been returned to her own time. At first she’d jumped into the well over and over, begging and sobbing and digging to get back to her friends, more than once she’d cried herself to sleep on the dirt. By the time he found her, however, she had almost surrendered. She still dove into the well once a day, but she didn’t break into sobs when it didn’t work, instead she simply climbed back out and continued on with her daily routine.

He found her on the bus, she had been sitting near the back, her school uniform not quite long enough to hide the purple bruising of her knees that came with her full weight landing on them every day. She didn’t even realize it was him as he sat down, his guise having improved over the years. His hair was no longer white but instead matched hers at a jet black, cropped in a modern sort of cut that made him look like any other business man. At first she didn’t even look up, but the feeling of eyes upon her became too much and her tired blue gaze rose to find he was looking at her.

He had barely glanced up as she caught him staring at the discolored skin of her knees and without a word she had tried to cover it with her skirt before the question of how it had happened came up. She wasn’t quick enough though and her gaze had turned away as she gave him her only answer. That she’d fallen.

"Are you sure you didn’t jump?" He asked in a low tone, just loud enough for her to hear over the heaving of the buss. The words stuck between them and as golden eyes surveyed her, she’d backed away from him. The next stop he’d gotten off and she’d followed him along the seats until the bus had fully pulled away from the curb. He’d smiled at her, the barest of smiles that had made the pain of sitting on her bruised knees in the hard plastic seat fade. And she’d watched him through the back window until he was out of sight.

She hadn’t known then that such a moment would change her life, but it had. Over the three years that followed, they’d seen a lot of one another, forging an odd sort of friendship that some—particularly her friends—had questioned. They’d asked her if she thought it was healthy. They’d asked her if he was the rebound guy. They asked if they were sleeping together—the question had made her choke on the soda she’d been drinking at the time. They were all together very concerned and it seemed Kagome could do nothing to quell their fears.

But even with all of their objections, one thing seemed very clear to the three; for the first time in a long time—since the well had closed—Kagome was truly and honestly happy. She’d started smiling again and soon the well had become part of the scenery, standing alone and seemingly forgotten until the day he’d asked to see it.

And there they were, five hundred years of loneliness and three years of friendship between them as she sat on the edge of the well. Blue eyes turned to him then, wordlessly begging him to say something, to tell her not to go, to tell her it would be alright. Something, anything to make this ache inside her stop. He watched her for a moment, eyes the same unreadable gold they had been when they’d first met. The same mask hid his emotions from her even now and as her lips trembled, another tear sliding down her cheek as her cerulean gaze dropped to take in the magical light that begged to deliver her to the past. She leaned in, feeling her grip on the aged wood starting to slip, and something stopped her.

Sesshomaru couldn’t breathe, as he stood before the old wooden fixture that was—quite literally—as old as time. He was too late, far far too late; even when this had started he’d been too late. But for five hundred years of regret, he’d not been able to resist her when she’d been right there before him. He’d tried, but as soon as those beautiful blue orbs had risen to meet his gaze, any hope of resistance became futile. The three years that had led them to this point had been the best three years he’d ever had and he knew that if he let her slip away, nothing would ever compare. Nothing would ever come close.

Those blue eyes that had sucked him in the first time turned on him once more, something in them begging him to speak; but what was there to say? Did he dare change his past and her future? Did he dare reach out and take her for his own when he knew how the book ended? The thought stilled his hand and sent a chill through him; he was going to lose her.

And as he saw her lean into the fall, any scrap of self control he might have had left vanished. For the first time, he touched her, arms wrapping around her in a firm grasp that held her to him; unwilling to surrender her just yet. A sharp gasp and his name from her lips were his only rewards as he stood there, holding her small frame firmly against his chest as he buried his face into her hair.

He needed her. More so than he’d ever needed someone before and the tone of his voice said as much as the words left him without permission.

"Don’t go…" It was not a request, it was a desperate plea for her to defy a fate that he knew would leave them both needing more. Not once in his life had he begged for something, but he was begging now; for the both of them. He knew what would happen if she left and he was imploring her to spare them both a life of regret; to choose him.

"Please Kagome…I love you…" He whispered, "Don’t leave me."

Kagome’s lips trembled as tears trailed down her cheeks, his words burrowing their way into the very core of her being as her tears blurred the light from the well. What lay beyond the well was her future, but it was his past; and if she changed it, she changed him…and she couldn’t do that. So, she carefully unwound his arms from her frame and turned slightly so that she could face him. Managing a smile for him even as her sorrow cut salty paths down her cheeks and bringing one hand up to hold his cheek.

"Sesshomaru…" She whispered, watching as golden eyes closed in an all too brief moment of combined happiness and sorrow as she said his name; as if it had been so very long since someone had. He knew what she was going to say, she knew that he did. "These three years with you have been the best years of my life" Taking a breath and blinking a few more tears escaped from those cerulean pools, she pulled him down to her and pressed her forehead to his.

"But if I don’t go back, I might lose those three years." Her calm tone cracked with a sob as she continued, "And I can’t do that…" Pulling back, she ran one hand along his face one more time.

"I love you too…" With those last words she slipped from the ledge, through the sands of time and out of his reach. And once she was gone, he sank to the ground.

The sky above the well was a pale robins egg blue but it might as well have been gray for the miko who sat crying at the bottom of the well. Sesshomaru…her Sesshomaru…wasn’t there.
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~*~ Chapter 1 ~*~


       Her father had told her not to stare, but you can’t just stamp out a child’s curiosity so easily. Away from his sight, she watched large cardboard boxes dance by over denim-clad legs from her bedroom window. The men all seemed to be from the moving company, but her father had sent her away from the front yard before she got a chance to spot the occupants that would be her new neighbors. She wondered if there would be children her age to play with. She hoped they would not be old grumps like Mr. Takeda down the street, or worse yet, cheek-pinchers like his wife. Rubbing her once-abused cheek at the thought, the girl resumed her watch. Maybe she could glean some information from the type of belongings this new person had. She took careful note of the objects the three men were carrying. Two bookshelves had gone by with boxes to fill them judging from the names on the boxes, there was a pretty wooden desk, several boxes of normal household goods, and –

“Rin!” a deep voice beckoned. ‘Shoot,’ the girl thought, irritated. She shouted a quick reply and ran downstairs to meet her father in front of the door just as he was grabbing his keys from the small table nearby. Her father, Sesshoumaru, was a tall man, a taiyoukai to be exact, but that sort of thing lost importance a long time ago, or so she had been told. His long silver hair hung beyond his shoulders, and his golden eyes narrowed at his daughter for a short time before he approached her.

“You were not spying on the person next door, were you? I told you it is none of your concern,” he said with a hint of distaste. As if he did not have enough annoying neighbors already.

       Rin could see that her father was not very excited about the vacant house being filled. He was not a very social man, and while he could be very hard to please, he was extremely easy to anger. It always amazed people how night-and-day the brown-eyed girl and her father were. Rin was bubbly and energetic. She would talk to anyone, much to his chagrin, and made friends easily. He could already smell her lie forming, but a hint of excitement took its place.

“One person? Did you see them? What are they like?” she questioned rapidly. Her sense of smell at eight years of age was not as advanced as her sire’s. He probably already knew all about the new person from smell alone. She began to bounce on the balls of her feet with anticipation. Sesshoumaru pinched the bridge of his nose in annoyance.

“There is a single person moving in with no children – thank the Kami – and that is all you need to know. Now come, we will be late for dinner with Mother and Father.”

       The girl frowned, her excitement crushed by the disappointment. She sighed and went to get her backpack so that she could color after dinner when things got boring. As they left the house, an unexpected scent hit her nose, something sweet and… flowery. She quickly glanced behind her just as her father was about to close the car door for her, and she saw her. The person who had moved next door was a young woman, pretty with long, dark hair. Rin’s eyes widened. A woman? She did not know why, but she instantly wanted to be around this new lady. Something about her scent seemed so warm and inviting. Her mind raced with questions. Was she nice? Did she like children? Why was she all alone? They were endless.

       The girl did not have much in the way of female figures in her life, aside from her grandmother, since her mother left them. At first she held out hope they would get back together, wishing with all her might that they could be a family again. She had shunned any notion of another woman taking her mother’s place, and her father showed no interest in dating whatsoever. But now, she welcomed the thought. She wanted someone to bake cookies with her and comb her hair and read her stories. She wanted someone to hug her father and tell him she loved him. It was difficult to let the memories of her old family go, but her mother never really did many of those things anyway. Unfortunately, even though Rin’s mind had changed, her father still had no interest in dating.

       Now as they sped off to meet her grandparents for dinner, her heart was thumping. Sesshoumaru chalked it up to her being excited to see what his father had bought her this week, but all she could think of was getting back home. Rin tried to calm herself down and think rationally like her father always droned on about.

‘There is no guarantee this woman is a good person or not, so I should find out more about her before I get too excited.’ The small girl rested her chin on her hand pensively before sneaking a glance up at her father. ‘Daddy will not like it. If he finds out what I’m thinking about, he’ll shut her out completely. I have to be super-duper careful not to give it away!’

       Even as she tried her best to be grown-up and think things through, her mind still filled quickly with excited fantasies of the future. What if this lady was just what they needed in their lives? What if they fell in love and got married? She would have the best mom in the world, and her father would be so happy. Rin could not help the telltale grin that had spread across her mischievous little face.

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       The low rumble of the engine was all she registered after dinner as her father drove them back home. Snuggling her new pink stuffed lamb to her as a pillow, Rin’s ears picked up the click of Sesshoumaru unbuckling his seatbelt and him exiting the car. Before she knew it, he was at her side. She looked up to him, bleary-eyed and grumpy, and extended her small arms to wrap around his neck. He lifted her and her lamb from the car and turned to carry his precious bundle inside.

       Once in bed, Rin lay between wakefulness and sleep thinking of the house next door. She rubbed her sleepy eyes and slid out of bed onto the cool floor below, softly padding over to her window. Pushing the light pink drapes aside she peered out into the night to see a figure moving in the lit second story window. She stared wistfully for a few moments, cracking the window open slightly hoping to catch a tiny trace of the scent from earlier. She sighed when she could not pick up the scent, and rested her folded arms against the sill.

“I will meet you tomorrow, pretty lady. I hope you are nice and that you like us,” the girl whispered into the night air. “Daddy will seem mean at first, but he is not really mean. I hope you give us a chance…”

       She covered her mouth as a yawn took over, and decided to go back to bed. With a small wave goodnight to the figure next door, Rin pattered back over to her bed and settled in to sleep.

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       The pungent smell of black coffee wrinkled Rin’s nose as it wafted through her door from downstairs. It was Saturday, and her father would most likely be spending the day doing paperwork or trying to relax. Despite his aversion to the habit, he usually allowed Rin to sleep in if she wished, but this was not on the girl’s agenda today. She leapt from the bed and bounded off to the bathroom to brush her teeth. In a flash of cool mint and messy brown hair, she raced past Sesshoumaru as he passively sipped his coffee from behind the day’s paper, causing a silver brow to arch in curiosity. He rose silently and placed his things aside, strolling casually to the kitchen to retrieve the box of cereal he knew she would be struggling vainly to reach before preparing her a bowl.

“And what, dare I ask, has gotten you so excited today? I would have expected you to be in bed another hour at the least,” the older male questioned. Rin bit her lip in search of an answer that would not set off any alarms with him.

“I… wanted to go out and play early today, that’s all. It’s such a pretty day, and I wanna play explorer!”

       She carefully searched his face for signs of disbelief. Sesshoumaru was a smart man, and he could tell a lie when he smelled one. But then again, she technically had not lied. She was extremely eager to get outside early, it was a gorgeous day, and she really did want to play explorer, just not in the backyard like he expected. She saw no change in his stoic features.

“Hn,” he paused, then handed her the bowl. “Finish eating and make your bed first, then you may go play.”

“Yush, Dah-dy!” she exclaimed, stuffing her face by the spoonful.

       Before long, Rin was shielding her eyes against the bright summer sun. She could hear Sesshoumaru’s deep voice from where she stood. He was on the phone with someone from work. She knew he would be busy – and distracted – for a while. Long enough to do some snooping. The little youkai snuck around to the front of the house and peeked through the wrought iron fence to the light blue house next to theirs. She gulped nervously and took a look back to see if she was being watched. The coast was clear, so why was she so jumpy? ‘I’m just being silly. If I don’t go now, I will never get another chance!’

       Steeling her resolve, Rin started her walk up to the house. The car from yesterday was in the driveway, so she knew the woman was home. Climbing the white steps to the wraparound porch, she tiptoed over to the window to take a peek inside. As expected, the room was filled with opened boxes and misplaced items. She spotted movement somewhere in the distance and cheered inwardly, jumping down away from the window and turning to the door to knock.
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Alrighty you guys.... this is not the first fanfiction I've written (I've written DOZENS...) but it's one of the first I'm letting other people read so... please go easy on me ^^;

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Chapter 1: Beginnings

As Kagome reached the top of the shrine steps, she trudged wearily over to the shade provided by Goshinboku. Flopping down against the tree with a huff, she enjoyed the cool breeze as she caught her breath from the long climb.

Looking up into the branches, Kagome squinted as bits of light filtered through the leaves, sparkling like daytime stars. Remembering what her grandfather had told her about Goshinboku, the little girl silently made a wish, screwing her eyes shut in concentration. So lost in thought was she, that she didn't notice the light coming out of the well-house in the courtyard across from her.

With a smile, Kagome stood up, and brushing her uniform off, began to walk towards the shrine she called home. She was almost to the door when a hand on her shoulder stopped her in her tracks. Before she had a chance to turn, she heard a haughty voice address her- in a not so polite manner.

"You, human girl! Tell this Sesshomaru where he is at once!" A boy not much taller than herself stood directly behind her, a small scowl on his pale face as he looked down his button nose at her.

Kagome didn't notice much else about the boy, as her temper at his demand got the better of her and she glared. "My name is Kagome, not "girl"! And you could say "please"- didn't your mama ever tell you it isn't nice to treat people so rudely!" Her temper began to cool as she noticed with satisfation how the strange boy's eyes widened in shock.

After a moment of tension, the boy, looking more wary of the girl in front of him, cleared his throat and asked uncertainly, "Please?"

Nodding encouragingly, Kagome answered him, "This is the Higurashi Family Shrine. My name's Higurashi Kagome, and I live here. Are you lost?" The boy's eyes cut to the side quickly, as a blush of shame crossed his face and he sullenly answered "This one does not know."

Cocking her head in curiosity, Kagome began to notice other details about the boy in front of her. Dressed in a traditional green yukata, he had long, snowy hair with bangs that fell neatly along his forehead, framing a small indigo crescent. Maroon stripes stood out starkly against his fair cheeks, leading to delicately pointed ears. Startling the boy yet again, Kagome stepped right into his face, her own sapphire orbs absorbing the glimmering citrus eyes now locked on her.

Leaning back again, her gaze was suddenly caught by the fluffy silver boa looped over the boy's shoulder and trailing the ground. Before he could react, Kagome was behind him, her arms full of the softest, thickest fur she'd ever seen, snuggling into it with a huge smile plastered on her face. Glancing again at the now red faced boy she asked, "What'd you say your name was again?"

Attempting to regain his composure, the young demon lord stuttered out "Se-Sesshomaru. Taisho Sesshomaru." Putting a finger to her lips, Kagome looked at him contemplatively. Dropping the fur in her arms as she gasped, Sesshomaru suddenly found the raven-headed girl in his face again as she exclaimed, "You're a demon, aren't you Sessho!?"

Frowning, the little demon turned his nose up at the girl. "Of course I am, silly human! I am the heir to the west, and will one day be the strongest demon in all of Nippon!"

Ignoring the  'sillly human' comment, Kagome straightened up with a confused look on her face. "How do you know that, Sessho-chan?"

"My name's Sesshomaru-sama, not Sessho-chan, and," he continued with a tone of confidence, "I know because my Otosan said so!" Nodding agreeably with him, as Kagome's mother was also always right, she looked at him again with a small smile.

"Well, if you're lost, we need to get you home! So, where did you come from?" Sesshomaru pointed and both children followed the direction of his finger to see the well-house, standing to the side of the courtyard looking sulky. Trotting over to the ancient building, Kagome, followed by Sesshomaru, slipped through the already opened door and carefully made her way down the steps to the well in the center of the floor.

Looking at Sesshomaru and then back at the well, Kagome circled the dusty wood structure til she stood on the opposite side. Gripping the side of the well, she hoisted herself up to look over the edge into the inky darkness below, her eyes just barely noting the gloomy bottom. Lifting her eyes, she watched as Sesshomaru kneeled on the pile of fur he had recently pulled off his shoulder, also gazing into the muted silence below them both.

"Sooooo... you came out of here?" Kagome blinked at him, her brow puckered in question.

"Hn."

Looking at him a moment longer, Kagome turned her gaze back to the depths.

"...cool."
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Tender Rebel

By: Aurora Collins

Disclaimers: I do not own Inuyasha or any of the characters associated with it. I'm only borrowing the characters to amuse myself and hopefully others. ^__^

Ch.1 The Miko General



The dreary sky threatened rain and the thunder could be heard reverberating through the heavens. The first drop hit the window of a large pristine castle that belonged to a great Inu demon. He is the lord of the western lands, Sesshomaru, son of the great Inu-Taisho. Inside the study Sesshomaru was reading a scroll and it seemed to preoccupy his mind so vastly that he didn't even smell the new change of weather. Within the scroll was impending news that he received from one of his scouts recently, and it disturbed him greatly. He would have to call a council and have the demon lords gather to make the best course of action available to all who were involved.
What was taking place would affect all of them and the decision would lay within the council and himself. Sesshomaru sent out urgent messages to the four corners of Japan, to all the other great Inu demon lords. Once Sesshomaru was done writing the missives he called upon his most loyal vassal.

"Jaken..." Sesshomaru said in a monotone voice.
Within a moment Jaken, the toad, appeared in front of his lord.
"Yes my lord?" Jaken answered obediently.
"Jaken send the missive out to the other lords, and quickly."
"Yes my lord... right away my lord."

Jaken took the scrolls and immediately went out to accomplish his task. Over the years Jaken learned to not question his lords motives. He was quick to please his lord and do his bidding with out complaint, even if it was to watch Rin, the human child. Once Jaken left, Sesshomaru rose from his chair and away from his desk. He gazed from out his window and at that moment, realized the weather made an abrupt change. He wondered why he didn't notice the pitter patter of the rain hitting his window, or the smell that accompanied it. The rain was now pouring from the sky in great sheets and it hit his window mercilessly. His thoughts came back to the initial problem and he snarled in reaction.
His land, home, and people were in danger and he had a need to protect it all. After Naraku was vanquished he was able to continue his role as lord of the western lands, like his father before him. Unfortunately he neglected his duties while he was away and was spending the last year fixing everything. He still had a lot to do and even more after that. Sesshomaru had already spent hours upon hours behind the very desk where he just sat, signing documents, passing laws, and the expenses started to wear on his purse. Sesshomaru had to right the wrongs he did though, but he did recall leaving someone in charge during the years he was gone. Trying to kill Naraku and his evil and to purge the half demon from his lands.
His advisor seemed incapable of keeping everything in order while he was gone and so the demon was let go from the job, and taken literally out of the castle. The demon was so old that he served his father and he wondered how the advisor lasted as long as he did. Maybe his father felt bad for the demon, but Sesshomaru was not so soft hearted as his dear departed father. He had no qualms about getting rid of someone that just set him back and made more work for him. He couldn't even recall the name of the demon that served him and usually just ignored the old bantering man. The only reason why he could even conjure up the demon was because he was the root of all his current problems with his estate, people, and  lands. But he had only himself to blame for putting the advisor in charge when he should of known better.
He would not make the same mistake again. His point was that he had something to fight for and to try and keep his territory from going under again. He didn't want to fail his subjects again, but this new threat seemed to be even bigger than what Naraku ever was, and that disturbed him greatly. Naraku was indeed a strong opponent and he could barely be beaten and now something else that was stronger emerged out of thin air.

Sesshomaru had to find out how this army came to be and why they are here. Maybe if he found out who the leader was he could negotiate a treaty of some sort. Although he knew the outcome would come to war one way or the other. With that distasteful thought planted deeply within his mind he set out of his study. He would await the councils arrival and get immediate answers so that he could take action. Until than Sesshomaru would keep himself occupied with the tasks that still needed to be done. He had a long list to fulfill and it grew larger now with the councils arrival.
The castle had to be cleaned, rooms prepared, and finish the paperwork that plagued him so diligently these past few months. Sesshomaru sighed, something he hardly ever did as he walked down the hall. He looked down the long corridor and there running towards him was his young ward, Rin. She smiled towards him and firmly latched onto his leg with a jump. Sesshomaru stood firm because such a little girl wouldn't be able to budge him.
"Lord Sesshomaru, this Rin missed you" She said with enthusiasm. Sesshomaru just looked down at her and peered into her chocolate brown eyes. She continued "You have been gone for hours and Jaken said that Rin couldn't disturb Lord Sesshomaru." Sesshomaru gently unlatched Rin and said "I'm done for the evening." "So does that mean Lord Sesshomaru will have dinner with Rin?" She asked in a hopeful tone. Sesshomaru gave her a curt nod and in response he got a loud, rambunctious little girl. He didn't mind her being happy, loud, or enthusiastic. He found Rin to be an intriguing girl, and somewhat like the daughter he never had.
Even in his darkest moods he came to find out that he couldn't deny Rin anything, nor be cross with her. But Sesshomaru still couldn't bring himself to play her games and as lord he had to set an example to the people he ruled over. His thoughts soon left his head when he was led down the corridor to the dining room.



After several days of waiting the demon lords appeared, one right after the other. They were greeted and allowed some time to get into their rooms and get settled in to their new arrangements. The council was soon called together, with Sesshomaru in the lead. Although Sesshomaru was considered a young demon, because of his parentage, he was not questioned about his authority. Not to mention the undeniable rumors that spread that he played a large part in the defeat of Naraku. So he had the attention he needed and the respect to follow with the council.
"Today I call this meeting to discuss about this new threat that not only invades my lands but yours as well. It seems that this threat is an army and they are named the Gates of Hell because of their look and demeanor. They are described to be completely black, with glowing red eyes, and where ever it goes, only destruction and chaos is in it's wake," Sesshomaru explained this as he stood at the front of the table.
Rykutso the demon of the North, Biatsu the demon of the South, and Zetsumie the demoness of the East all nodded their heads in understanding of what was said.
"Yes we understand the threat very well Lord Sesshomaru, but now is the discussion of what we will do about it," Biatsu said with irritation.
"I agree. We need to do something..." The demoness Zetsumei replied.
Rykutso stood up and slammed his hand on the table "We need to do more than just something Zetsumei. Have you no brains woman!?"
"You, you callous swine. I outta challenge you!" Zetsumei barked out.
"Sorry bitch but I would decline such a challenge from a whelp like you..."
Zetsumie snarled and it looked like she was about to jump over the table to get to Rykutso.

Sesshomaru stared at all them icily and cleared his throat impatiently to gain their attention. "If you are done lords I would like to move on. I do in fact have a plan and I feel there is no need to cut throats over a decision".
"Well, out with it pup," Biatsu said.

Sesshomaru growled at him and said "You dare call this Sesshomaru a pup?" His eyes slanted and his claws were already radiating a green hue color. "No one dares to talk to this Sesshomaru like he were some peasant. I'm the main leader of all four tribes and you better remember that Biatsu or next time I will have your head for you insolence." Biatsu gulped down and said "Yes lord.  Please continue."
Sesshomaru straightened himself up and said, "I'm gathering my generals and sending them out to the most well known, prestige tribes and gather the most intellectual, strongest warriors. These chosen warriors will be made into trainers to get the weaker demons trained in a fashion so that I can lead them into battle with The Gates of Hell. Once that feat is accomplished we will set forth and vanquish our foes and go on as if this little issue were nothing more than an irritating flea demon."
"I'm also setting up defenses around the castles on the four corners of Japan. I will have refugees camped out here at my castle as well as all yours. In order to keep our territories alive, we need our vassals and serfs to keep them for us. So is our bargain of offering protection for the weaker ones that can't be trained. But if we have to we will even send children in to fight. Do I hear any objections to this plan?" Sesshomaru asked.
They all shook their heads no and agreed to the terms. They would hold one more meeting to decide which tribes would be dispatched and after that the lords would go home to protect their lands. When the time would come they would gather once more with all four armies and destroy the Gates of Hell.


The Generals finally came to a small human village at the just the outskirts of Sesshomaru's land. It wasn't known for being hostile but they kept up their guard because the person they wanted was said to be strong. The Generals though had no reason to worry because they were dispatched by Lord Sesshomaru and they had immunity to whatever previous treaties or agreements were signed. As soon as the Generals thought that a band of warriors came from the trees above and attacked the trespassers. The humans assailed them with swords and staffs and were trying to beat the demon Generals.
"W-wait! STOP!" the general yelled out "We come in peace! We were sent by Lord Sesshomaru!!" Once the lords name was spoken they all stopped their useless attacks. "We come here to seek a certain warrior from your village to fight against a threat... can we speak to the one in charge." The humans gave them a look like they couldn't care less but they feared the outcome if they were to attack the messengers of Sesshomaru again. One came up to them and said "Follow us into the village and we will introduce you to our leader." They led the way further, deeper into the woods where the trees intertwined above and the roots mangled with themselves below. If the person wasn't careful they could easily lose their way and never find their way out again.
Soon they came to the village and it was small and quaint. It looked like there wasn't much to it at all and only a handful of inhabitants seemed to be there. The Generals wondered what could of happened to the small village to make it so desolate. When they were led through the village the people stopped and gasped and there weren't many of them to even defend themselves against even the smallest of demons. The lead General wondered what great warrior could Sesshomaru want from the human village they were in now. They came to a hut and the one leading them stopped. "Wait here. I'll go get our leader..." he than vanished and was gone inside the hut.
"My lady we have visitors..." Kujo said as he kneeled before her. Kagome scowled at him and said "Didn't I say to make sure no one found this village. If we ever had an attack we would perish and die, then our village would be as if we never existed. How could you allow something like this to happen Kujo?" Kujo bowed his head and said, "My apologies mam, but they said they were sent by Lord Sesshomaru and we had to stop." Kagome's eyes brows slanted and gave a look that could kill. She threw down the scrolls she was looking at  and actually growled out like some animal. "What...? That dog dares to have his men come here.... after what he did..." "More like what he didn't do my lady," Kujo said. "Don't mock me now Kujo. I'm now in a foul disposition," Kagome said with a dangerous tone attached to her voice.
"What about our visitors?" He asked in a low tone. Kagome stiffened and replied "I'll go see them now." With that she left Kujo and went outside to see who the people were. Once she set her feet outside she saw that the male demons were large and from what she could tell were part of some wolf tribe. These, she mused, were not messengers at all, but warriors. They had the scars of battle and the stink of something fierce. Kagome tried hard not to wrinkle her nose at them while she was in their presence. She had a blank look on her face and the Generals looked at one another to see if they saw what they really saw. The leader apparently was a woman and she was probably the most beautiful human they had ever seen. She had her crystal blue orbs that stood out like crescent waves in her eyes and her raven black hair was like that of an abyss. Her skin was so pale that it could of been mistaken for snow, her figure was exquisite, petite and perfect. The one thing they noticed initially were that her breasts were not overly large but that wouldn't be considered a bad thing.
Kagome tapped her foot and noticed that they were staring at her. It wasn't something new though because that is what happened whenever someone new came into the village. "Did you want something or did you come here to stare at people?" Kagome said without patience. The Generals snapped up straight and the leader said, "You're the leader?" "Yes I am and I would like to know what you want so that I can send you on your way," She said as her tapping from her foot increased. The Generals burst out laughing "You! A mere woman! A leader!? You're lying human!" Kagome gritted her teeth and said, "You better tell me what you want now or I will be forced to boot you from MY village. Don't test me on this and I hope you don't because I would hate to show you what I showed to Naraku." The demons shut themselves up and asked, "You fought Naraku?"

"Yes I did."
"And you won?"
"It was hard."
"But did you win?"
"Yes, but the casualties were massive."

"So Lord Sesshomaru sent you. What business is it to me? He is not my lord," She said as she began to get irritated once more. "We don't know why he wants you either but as per your village's agreement with him, he would protect you and in turn you give him your services..." The General stated.

"That treaty must have been made before I became leader of this village, but it makes no difference to me either way. I haven't seen him here protecting us and we've been attacked several times. Most of the people died before Naraku was vanquished. Where was he then!? I'm sure he's just being lazy at his castle now anyway!"
"But he sent us here to retrieve the most powerful fighters to vanquish an army that is tormenting the land."
"Well I'm not going, and neither are any of my people. We are few, and they need me here."
"But the agreement is..."
"NULL AND VOID!!! The agreement is just that since he didn't keep his end of the bargain!"
"We can't go back without someone from here my lady. Just pick someone to take your place and we will..."
"Not in your life... I would never send anyone with you."

The General sighed, "You have to understand that we need someone or your village won't have the protection we offer now." "And what pray tell would that be?" She asked, now interested. "The army 'Gates of Hell' will come here sooner then you think and we offer refuge at the castle now. We will have a barrier set up to where all evil will stay out. Please reconsider."
Kagome cursed under her breathe and said, "I don't believe you about this army but I will go with you so that I can talk to your lord because your all too pigheaded to listen to what I have to say. Besides I have a bone to pick with that dog. We leave within the hour Generals." With that she left them without another word. She went back into her hut and began to gather her belongings. Kujo came up to her and asked, "So what happened My lady?" Kagome didn't look up from  her task as she said, "You're in charge Kujo. I'm going to see Lord Sesshomaru and see what he wants. If all goes well I will send a missive to have you all come to the castle." "Yes my lady," Kujo said obediently. He knew better then to question her. Kujo knew she was a good kind lady and she had always their best interests at heart. Although sometimes he found her to be a tad bit monotone and bland. Like the only thing she knew how to do was be a leader, but he knew she wanted more out of life. The Gods had another plan for her and now their plans changed once again. He hoped for the better.

Kagome had her things packed and ready to go in the time limit she set herself with. She said her goodbyes to her village and set out with the Generals. Once they left the forest the Generals had to go another way but they pointed her in the right direction to the castle. They still had some more villages to visit before they could return home themselves, so they gave the woman a piece of paper stating her business in the castle, as well as the lead General's signature on the document. She would have safe passage through the gates and report directly with the lord and that was when she decided she would get her answers. She deserved at least that for all the trouble and heart ache she had gone through.
Within a couple days worth of traveling she was ready for a bath, some good food, and rest. She was beyond dirty because there was hardly a suitable water sources to keep herself clean. She knew she looked the wreak and with her almost white skin it made her look even dirtier, like some beggar. The mottled cloak she wore didn't help matters either; which covered her body. She was far too embarrassed now to show anything but her face.  Kagome hoped she would be able to get cleaned up first but she highly doubted it. No, she would just go in there and talk to the lord about what issues she had with him. Kagome decided to continue forward because the sooner she got inside the castle to get her business sorted out the sooner she could go home, and she wanted to be home again soon... she already missed it.
Once she got close to the gates she was stopped by the guards that were standing on the towers and walls above. "Halt! Who goes there?" one of the guards asked. "I am Kagome, leader of Kaeda's village! I came here as per request from Lord Sesshomaru himself!" She replied loud enough so that the guard could hear her. "We will send a guard down to retrieve your missive now."
Kagome stood there and waited as the gates opened and a pitiful excuse for a guard came down. He took her missive and read it over. He nodded his head to the tower guards and he handed the paper back to her, "Go ahead. We will notify Lord Sesshomaru that you have arrived." Kagome nodded to him and continued on. She noticed that the guard didn't stare at her but she figured it was her dissarray that deterred them away and she knew she stank to high heaven. Kagome was actually starting to get embarrassed by her state, but she would be damned if she would ask of anything. She didn't want to owe the lord anything that would bind her to his services. She was smarter then that.
Once she got inside the castle she saw servants left and right cleaning and other tasks that would keep the castle in working order. Her ears pricked up at all the noise and she happened to hear a conversation down the hallway. It was two female demon servants and they were chatting away like some birds in a cage. "Oh my look at that..." "Look at what?" the one asked as she turned her head towards Kagome. Her face flushed as the servant turned away quickly. "So handsome, although a little dirty, but not bad for a human," the servant said. The other servant smiled broadly and said "Well Remi I think we may have some fun with this new guest here. But maybe we should order a bath for h...i..."
Before Kagome could listen to anymore she noticed that they stopped and went on their way with the faces as pale as anything she saw on a living person. She turned her attention forward and was greeted by a short little green toad. The green toad was looking down the hall at the two ogling servants that just now scampered away. He than turned his attention on the new guest "My name is Jaken and I was informed that you just arrived. I will bring you to Lord Sesshomaru's study so that you may talk in private with him." Kagome realized that Jaken didn't even recognize her, but then again she didn't want to hear the green creep squawk about like some demented bird. Kagome nodded once more at the toad and followed him down the endless halls and whenever she passed a girl servant she heard a giggle or a shocked gasp. She had to wonder what everyone's problem was. Was she so dirty that everyone had to make fun of her or gasp from her stench.
Within minutes they were down the last hall and went inside a rather large room. It was filled with shelves of books and scrolls and there were huge fur rugs that covered the floor. A fire place towards the end of the room with pillows and short chairs surrounding it. On the other end of the room were large windows and a desk facing the middle of the room. When she saw the occupant of the chair behind it she let out a gasp of her own. Sesshomaru was even more handsome than she recalled all those months ago. His long silver white hair around his face and his markings were that rich magenta color. His eyes, she thought were a bit duller than hers though. That was something she could mark against him. So maybe the Lord wasn't so perfect after all. She stepped forward towards the desk and Sesshomaru glanced at her and his face showed nothing that he was thinking. He raked her body up and down and she could tell he was smelling her by the way his nostrils flared.
He was quick to recover and she knew he was appalled by her and maybe wouldn't wish to speak to her right now. Other than that he said and did nothing. She quickly dug in her pocket and handed him the paper that the General gave to her. He took it and read it over and said, "Ah, now I see, you're part of one of those human villages. I heard many good things about it, but..." "But what? I'm here as per your request. I'm the leader of my village and I thought it fitting that I should be the one to deal with the situation," Kagome said as she spread her legs and put her hands on her hips like some boy.  Obviously Sesshomaru didn't recognize her either and she wondered what could of kept them from knowing it was her. Sesshomaru for a moment had a shocked look on his face. The human before him had a very small, feminine voice and it didn't match his body or dirty face at all. "My apologies sir, now down to business," Sesshomaru said as he wanted to deal with this thing quickly. He had other, more pressing things to attend to than to pamper some little boy who thought he had an ounce of class.
Kagome could feel the hair on the back of her neck prick up. She scowled at him and said, "Sir!? SIR!? Do I look like a boy to you!?" Kagome then opened her cloak and her breasts bobbed forward of their own accord. "Do these look like they belong on a man?" She asked now pointing at herself. "My body screams woman! Is your nose broken?" Sesshomaru stood up from his desk and said, "Well maybe if you didn't wreak and cover your body then I would be able to distinguish what gender you are. Wait a minute.... you're....." "You finally get it! Yes I'm Kagome if you ever cared to look! As for me being dirty... well for goodness sake I've been traveling for days and with no real water source. What do you expect me to do!?" Kagome said, getting more frustrated by the minute. Now she knew why those servant girls giggled and gasped at her. They all thought she was a man.
She groaned to herself now knowing that small fact and it got her irritation to double. "Listen Sesshomaru..." "That's Lord Sesshomaru to you wench," Sesshomaru retorted back before Kagome could finish. Kagome clenched her fist and said, "You're not my lord and the name is Kagome. That is why I came here, to discuss this lord business with you, but you... you... keep taunting me and making me hate you even more. I should just challenge you and be done with it. " This perked Sesshomaru's interest, "Now why wouldn't you accept me as your lord and keeper?" "Why do you think Sesshomaru? You let Inuyasha die during the final battle with Naraku! Not only that but since Kaeda passed away I've been the one protecting my village, not you!"
"I did no such thing. He's the one that pushed me out of the way before I could deliver the final blow. He's the one that wanted to be the hero in that whole endeavor and this happened over a year ago," Sesshomaru said in his defense. "You had your Tetsuiga and you could of brought him back to life," Kagome stated, trying to keep tears at bay. Sesshomaru glared at her, "I was injured severley myself and not only that but Inuyasha was blasted into oblivion. How can I make someone come back alive without a body? Do I look like the Grim Reaper or something?" Kagome stamped her foot down, "Even if that were true, it still doesn't explain about the village."

"I see... it looks like my Advisor was lax in that area too."
"What do you mean?"
"I was away from my estates for a while and left one of my vassals in charge."
"What could of been so important than you had to leave."
"To defeat Naraku of course."
      
      "That was before Naraku. I'm talking about now and I just think you're lying to cover your own tracks," She bit out. Sesshomaru shot by her side and glared down at her, "You dare accuse this Sesshomaru of lying." "If the shoe fits," She said casually. "I assure you my lady that I never lie. After we defeated Naraku I had to come back and fix my lands from what my Advisor did," Sesshomaru stated as his glare deepened. Kagome cringed back a bit as she saw that his stare was more intense. "Alright I believe you..." She said quickly. She didn't like him so close to her and with his cold stare piercing through her eyes. He was an intense demon and one that had an anger issue obviously, because in the past he did try to kill her a couple of times. He pretended to be indifferent and monotone to all emotions but his anger was something fierce and it could be triggered so easily. How she made this deduction, she couldn't say. "So what is it to be wench?" Sesshomaru said as he walked away from her. "It's Kagome and I feel that you were still in the wrong in both areas. An apology or and admittance would do greatly to improve the current situation."
"An apology? I don't think so. I will however make a new contract with you..." He couldn't finish because Kagome punched at the desk so hard that it left a hole. Her fist glowed pink as she took her fist out of the wood, her Miko powers flaring. "You will apologize because it was your fault for not being there. You can't blame others for what should have been your responsibility. You're suppose to be Lord over these lands and people, and that also means admitting you're wrong when you know you are. I know you're trying to fix everything now and trying to get things settled with this new threat, but I don't think my village will be a part of it, if their lord can't even do something so simple as apologize. I'll protect my village," Kagome would of continued but Sesshomaru turned his back on her at this point.
"Are you quite finished?" He asked as he turned around and rose one eyebrow. "Listen my lady, I am trying to make this right and you need to understand that I don't apologize for anything and I mean anything. Inuyasha could of attested to it a long time ago. Now with this new contract you will agree to train my armies and reside at this castle until I state otherwise. In return your village will be provided with supplies, guards, warriors, and anything else they need. Soon when the threat becomes more obtrusive then I will allow them to come and stay at my castle until the threat is dealt with." "And if I don't agree?" she asked, feeling like she was being pushed into a corner. "If not then your village will just have to fend for themselves completely and you won't be able to come back here again to ask for help, nor any of the other lords in Japan. You will become outcasts. So I suggest as a leader yourself, you need to decide what is best for your people and not what you want."
Kagome bit her lower lip and sighed, "It seems I have no choice but one of these days Sesshomaru I will have you apologize for what you did. You can count on it." "That I highly doubt...and that would be Lord Sesshomaru now," He stated in his usual monotone voice.  Kagome huffed out as she signed the contract. The last thing she wanted to do was call him Lord, but now that she signed the contract and had his protection she had that obligation now. Kagome thought that she must be going mad  for even agreeing to any of this, but she did promise Kaeda on her death bed that she would take care of the remaining people. Kagome also wouldn't let Miroku and Sango down because before they left to start a family they made her promise to take care of herself. She would fill all obligations.
She finished signing it and laid the quill pen down. She stepped away from the desk and said, "I would like to send a missive to my people to let them know what is going on, and I would like a copy of the contract made so that they can see what they must do as well." "It will be done in time. It will be a few days to get someone to the castle to copy the contract and notarize it for me," Sesshomaru stated as he sat down once more behind his desk. He was about to start writing when he said, "Oh and you wench can have the pleasure of fixing my desk on your time off from training my warriors. It seems you made a fine mess of it in your fit of rage." R-rage...! I'll show you! I wish I could just 'sit' you like I did with Inuyasha and then..." she stopped herself and breathed in deeply. "Yes it will be done." "Lord?" Sesshomaru added because he had yet to hear her say it. Sesshomaru was surprised at himself for keeping his composure as long as he did because this human woman was beginning to crawl under his skin.
She turned away from him and said just before leaving, "The day I call you a lord and admit it willingly will be the day that you apologize to me and my people. I can be just as prideful Sesshomaru; just watch me." Before she could see what she did she quickly left the study and all she heard behind the closed door was wood cracking. She smirked as she mused that he finished breaking the rest of the desk. Maybe she wouldn't have to fix it after all.


Kagome was led to her room by one of the servants of the household and they still had the assumption that she was a man. But she dared not reveal herself because she felt that might embarrass herself even more and people might make the wrong accusations about her upbringing, not to mention her mother would be appalled if she ever saw her daughter now. As one of the regiment leaders she had to have some authority from the start. She got to her room and couldn't believe the large room she was given. The bed was bigger than her own in the hut that she resided at. She could tell that the humongous mattress was full of down and she recalled hearing that down was a very soft cushion, but since her mom couldn't afford something so nice she had to do without. Kagome also saw that the floor was marble and drapes of velvet hung from the tall windows. There was a fire place and even a bath connected to her room. Kagome heard from a traveler once that the castle of the West had so much but she could of never guessed how magnificent it really was.
She heard that the castle had hot running water from an old spring that laid not far from the castle grounds. With the help of magic and technology they were able to devise a way to have fresh water available to the castle daily. She thought that was something special all on it's own. Maybe she was being a bit aggressive but she might as well take what she can get now and think about the laters some other time. Kagome set her belongings down and noticed that the servant girl was still there. Kagome's eye brows arched up and she asked, "Can I help you with something?" The girl fumbled with her dress and a blush ran across her face. The servant bowed before Kagome and said, "My name is Lucia and I was sent to carry out your every need. Is there anything that I can get for you my lord?" "I just need my bath ran and perhaps some food. I know it's late but I had a long journey," Kagome said as she found a dresser to put her clothes in.
The girl's blush deepened further and she said abruptly, "And what about tonight sir? I was assigned for more then just..." The poor girl couldn't finish because Kagome just busted up laughing. "Hahahaha!! Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but I'm far from a man. Don't worry even your great lord made that mistake too, along with everyone else in this damned castle," Kagome said now getting serious. "You're a girl? Our Lord Sesshomaru made that mistake too? But he never makes mistakes," Lucia said. Kagome smirked and said, "Well ain't that a dandy illusion you have. Did you share his bed too?" The girl's face reddened and said, "N-no... he never shares his bed with anyone." "I see. Well it doesn't matter anyway. I'm tired and need my things taken care of, so if you please," Kagome gestured as she began to get her things out of her bag. "Oh yes I will get on it right away!" Lucia said and ran off to do her mistresses bidding. Kagome shook her head wondering why she even asked that horrid question.

Kagome sighed already having more then a long enough day to last her a lifetime. Maybe she should of taken that vacation back home to her time and actually finish her associates degree in college, but than again Kagome has to wonder what the point would be. The servant finally left and Kagome was alone. The first thing she did was go into the bathroom and there she was equally amazed as the decadence of the room as she was with the rest of the castle.
The whole room was tiled in what looked like pearl and the tub was so big that it could of been mistakened for a pool. There was a mount inside the tub and it held up a platter for bath oils, soaps and other cleaning materials. On one side of the bathroom were mirrors and they covered the whole wall. It made the room look twice it's size and it made the elegance of the room more appealing. There was also a small window that was slightly opened to let all the steam out so it didn't fog up the mirrors to badly. By the steps of the tub were a small pile of towels and a bath robe that were there for her disposal.
After reviewing the room she got in her bath and lingered in it until the hot water almost became cold. She washed herself over and over again until she knew she was clean and that all the dirt was scrubbed from her hair. She even ate her evening meal while she was bathing, which she found was a luxury all in itself. When she towel dried all the water off and she looked in the mirror she smiled gracefully at herself. She looked perfect to say the least and her skin was the same white color she remembered and her hair glittered and shined like onyx like it was suppose to be. Kagome glowed with the radiance she knew she possessed and was happy with herself being clean at last. She got dressed in her pajamas and literally hopped on the bed.
She sunk in the soft mattress and smiled broadly at the luxuries she never had the chance to experience. But when she thought of that she began to think of her village and what they must be suffering. She wanted to send her note to them as soon as she was able to get a copy of that contract. She wanted them to see it and see that she made the right choice and stay by her side. Kagome already missed them and hoped that they would remain safe until the promised soldiers could go and make sure that they were protected this time. She wanted to trust Sesshomaru but she was having a hard time with it. There was also something else that happened to intrude on her mind tonight and that was the conversation she had with the servant girl, Lucia. Why did she even ask about Sesshomaru's bedmates? What made her be so concerned or interested in that particular subject? She dug her head in the pillows and moaned to herself as she shook her head and tried not to blush. She wasn't concerned, or interested... she was just trying to get ammunition so that maybe she could use it against the great Taiyokai.
Yes, that is exactly the reason she decided. If she was going to make Sesshomaru's life a living hell she might as well get what dirt she can about him. After all he deserved everything he got from her, and her words she knew could be the most lethal thing about her. Kagome giggled as she recalled how she got the oh so great lord to break his own desk to where it was beyond repair. She could just imagine his face now and that amused her greatly to the peak of satisfaction. She snuggled in the pillows and sighed with that last thought in mind.

Sesshomaru was in his chambers after he made sure that Rin was taken care of for the night and was going through some last papers before he called it quits. He knew that his work would never be done and for that whole day he found it hard to concentrate. After that meeting with that Miko he has been for the most part disgruntled and inside furious. His face never showed what he was really feeling and he wondered why he was steaming all day. Maybe for the fact that his desk was in ruins and that woman was the cause of it. Sesshomaru couldn't fathom why he allowed her to keep talking to him the way she did. He didn't feel guilty or the need for the tongue lashing, as the one he got that day. He also had to contemplate for that moment on why he wasn't in a fury during the first few minutes she spoke. Sesshomaru knew he should of struck her down, but maybe there was something blocking the canine in him. He wondered if summoning her was the best choice, but now that he had a contract with her it could not be reversed. Not like she was anything to look at and he would have to make sure that the scamp was at least clean before she decided to take on her duties.
That Miko looked more like a dung heap and he wondered how he could control his overly sensitive nose from her horrendous stench. He even conceived the notion that she was a man, but her breasts told a different story. The woman was so vulgar and not at all like the leader type as he was himself. Sesshomaru grunted to himself as he stripped from his clothes for the day. He found nothing he could say would be a redeeming quality about her and he probably had more work to do now. Sesshomaru mused that he would have to keep and eye on her to make sure that she wouldn't screw up. He would come up with a special assignment for her to where she would be assigned a regiment, but one with young warriors that he felt wouldn't even be ready for battle, even after years of intense training. Sesshomaru would test her to see how she would fair and if she didn't meet with his expectations than he would release her from the contract she loathed so much.
Of course though he did hear from his generals that she did protect the village almost all by herself and he knew that for a human, against a demon, was great indeed. So maybe his assumptions and worries were nothing to be troubled about, but he would come to her room early in the morning to make sure that she at least made a good impression. She would be clean and not assault his sense of smell again. He laid in his bed and turned on his side as his mind was still racing with the days events.
An army known as the Gates of Hell have washed over Japan in a crimson rage and it's up to the lord of the western lands to vanquish them. He will recruit some help from a miko, but will she fight along side him willingly or go against him?


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Realization

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the Inuyasha characters that are trademarked by Rumiko Takahashi. However, other characters in this story are rightfully mine. I am merely writing on the basis of entertainment and for S/K fans.

Full Summary: Every 10th century, there is a tradition amongst demons of high class. For one year, demons gather to choose a demoness who outshines the others by beauty, talent, wisdom, elegance, and uniqueness and is then titled as 'Hime'. This title entrusts the demoness with high power within the demon society. As Prince of the Western Land, Inuyasha is forced back into demon society while dragging Kagome along to act as his intended mate. When Kagome witnesses that Inuyasha is hated by the entire demon society, she decides to become Inuyasha's real intended mate and compete for the title of 'Hime'. But...what if Kagome falls in love with another?

Chapter One

Dark bags marked visible beneath amber colored eyes.

White ears twitched at the smallest sounds made.

Brows furrowed constantly, even in sleep.

Kagome knew for certain that something was bothering Inuyasha, but he would always divert the conversation whenever she tried to bring up her observations. A year had passed since the defeat of Naraku. Sango and Miroku had married and left to build up the taijiya clan once again along with Shippou and Kirara. The well had closed blocking her way to her time, even though the Shikon no Tama hung around her neck. So after the devastating realization that she was unable to return to her family, she began to travel alone with Inuyasha jumping from village to village as the Shikon Miko. And ever since then, Inuyasha's anxious behavior became worse and more noticeable.

Something was bothering him.

Kagome's brows creased as she knew something serious was bothering him.

Catching Inuyasha's white ears twitch at a distant sound Kagome could not have heard with human ears, she noticed him freeze. Emotions that looked like hopelessness seemed to flash through Inuyasha's amber eyes. Worry began to eat away at her heart as she saw Inuyasha express such an anguished expression.

Suddenly sensing a demonic aura approaching towards their resting site, Kagome glanced at Inuyasha wearily. He didn't seem to grasp the hilt of his Tetsusaiga, which usually indicated danger, so she remained seated. Hearing footsteps nearing their camp, Kagome heard the footsteps suddenly stop. She looked towards the figure that caused such an expression to appear upon Inuyasha and noticed it was Sesshomaru. Kagome couldn't help but quickly turn her eyes towards Inuyasha in shock that he was not readying for an attack. Instead, she saw Inuyasha's gaze turned away from Sesshomaru and glazed over with iciness.

"Your time is up, Inuyasha," Kagome heard Sesshomaru state stoically before vanishing within the forest again. She sat still as several thoughts raced through her mind in confusion. Usually when Inuyasha encountered Sesshomaru, there was nothing short but fighting, bashing, and insults thrown at each other. Yet, watching both brothers remain calm and cold to each other was definitely freaking her out. Though Kagome was about to send Inuyasha query look, her look vanished as she noticed Inuyasha's face covered by devastation.

"Inuyasha," Kagome continued to voice seriously. "Tell me what is going on." She stared straight into his eyes with a steeled look to demand that he tell her what was causing him such sorrow. She watched closely as Inuyasha's bangs covered his hooded eyes from her sight. For a second, Kagome thought Inuyasha was not going to reveal anything until she heard his mumble.

"I only had a certain amount of centuries of freedom before returning to the Western Land and resume my duties as the Prince," Inuyasha said as Kagome looked shocked. She knew he was the son of a Lord, but she didn't ever consider that Inuyasha would have the title of Prince since he didn't act like one.

"Freedom?" Kagome questioned, now curious as to her friend's reason for not doing the regular duties of a Prince.

"Ya, every Prince or heir to the throne are given 200 years to find their supreme power. When the time is over, they need to return and resume their duties to the Land."

"So, the Shikon no Tama…" Kagome trailed off as she was beginning to understand why Inuyasha wanted the Shikon no Tama. It was to wish upon the jewel and become a full demon, thus obtaining supreme power.

"Ya, so now that 200 years are already over, I need to return to the West," Inuyasha said with a grimace.

"Wait…then why was Sesshomaru trying to kill you all this time?" Kagome inquired confused.

"Keh, that's his way of sparring," Inuyasha retorted with a snort.

The shocking news of Inuyasha being the Prince of the Western Land confused her greatly. But after hearing his explanation, it all seemed to make sense now. She understood that resuming the position of a Prince could be nerve wrecking, but why did it make Inuyasha's expression look so sad? She wished to know, but knowing Inuyasha she doubted that he would tell her anything…yet.

"So, are you leaving me?" Kagome asked quietly, fully knowing the answer to her question but couldn't help asking.

"I'll accompany you to the next village and then leave. I know you are strong enough, you don't need me," Inuyasha answered roughly trying to hide the hint of sorrow. Indeed she had grown stronger to handle her own fights, but to lose her friend and companion was irreplaceable.

After a few more hours of journeying to the nearest village, Kagome saw smoke rising into the air indicating that they were very close by. Stepping past the thick trees, the sight of a village appeared; a demon village. Kagome glanced nervously towards Inuyasha knowing that he always felt uncomfortable when they passed through a demon village due to his brand as a hanyou. Noting the cold hard ice behind his amber eyes, she began to worry.

"A human and a hanyou? How dare you to think you can just walk through our village and soil our grounds!" Kagome heard a demon growl out harshly.

"Do you require a healer?" Kagome asked nonchalantly, used to demons reacting roughly towards her in the beginning.

Hearing the demon scoff, Kagome repeated, "Do you require a healer?"

"I heard you the first time, human," the demon yelled back angrily. Unimpressed by the demon's rude behavior, Kagome crossed her arms and released a bit of her aura.

"Chief, she is the Shikon Miko," Kagome heard another demon say to the rude demon in a hushed voice. Viewing the rude demon stiffen by this information, Kagome watched with amusement as he quickly bowed before her in apology.

"Forgive me, Miko-sama. I did not know you were the Shikon Miko. There are a few demons that require healing," the chief demon responded in a different tone.

Kagome had found out a few months ago when they passed by a demon village that she was highly respected by the demon society. The fact and knowledge that she had been the one to destroy and purify Naraku had spread, which caused her to have some sort of high status amongst the demons. Though she was not familiar with how the demon society worked, she realized that demons were ranked and held status according to their strengths.

As darkness covered the sky filling the night sky with stars and the moon, Kagome finally finished healing the remaining demons that were hurt. Heading towards the hut the chief had provided them to stay in, Kagome entered the hut with Inuyasha staring straight at her from where he was seated.

"What?" Kagome asked casually as Inuyasha stared at her intently. Silence remained in the air as Kagome thought Inuyasha was ignoring her question.

"Come with me," Inuyasha finally spoke after a while.

"Huh?" she breathed out absentmindedly at his random words.

"Come with me to the Western Lands, Kagome," Inuyasha repeated with more information. Detecting the seriousness behind his words, Kagome knew he was requesting her to come with him instead of commanding her to do so.

She saw a flicker of what seemed like hope behind his eyes.

Sitting down in front of Inuyasha, Kagome leveled her eyes to his. Right now was the perfect time to finally ask him what he was thinking.

"Tell me everything then," she demanded revealing to Inuyasha that she knew there was more behind what he had told her so far. A heavy sigh was released by Inuyasha.

"You're too smart I can't even hide anything from ya," Inuyasha voiced lightheartedly appearing like his usual self for a second. But the lighthearted expression of his vanished just as quickly as it had appeared.

"After my mother's death, Sesshomaru came for me and said I had to perform my duties as the Western Land Prince. So I have been under his care since then. But, my duties as a Prince entails joining the demon society," Inuyasha informed the entire time with a pained voice.

"Oh no," Kagome whispered out the moment Inuyasha explained that his duties required his presence within the demon society.

"Ya, a hanyou as a Prince?" Inuyasha snorted at his own comment, "They hated me, still do."

Tears began to swell within her blue eyes, but she tried to hold them in. She could just imagine the torture Inuyasha went through at such a young age. To be hated by an entire society with no one by your side.

"So come with me, Kagome," Inuyasha continued to ask cautiously, "as my intended mate."

"WHAT!?" Kagome blurted out loudly as the sound resounded against the small hut.

"Pretend, Kagome! As my PRETEND intended," Inuyasha quickly explained while rubbing his sore ringing ears.

"How would that help…" Kagome began to ask, but soon realized what Inuyasha's request was meant for. Sorrow began to sink into her heart as she realized how desperate Inuyasha was. She now understood why Inuyasha's expression looked so hopeless and lost back then. How horrible and traumatic his experiences with the demon society must have been to ask her to act as his intended. With her high status and respect amongst the demon society, Inuyasha was probably hoping that as his intended mate they would be less harsh towards him and overlook his status as a hanyou.

"But I'm still a human," Kagome said worriedly, warning Inuyasha that she may cause him to go through more torment because of her.

"You are an exception, Kagome. Your powers will make demons overlook your race," he replied.

"You are powerful too, Inuyasha," Kagome said honestly, truly confused as to the reason for the demon society to be so hateful towards Inuyasha just because he was a hanyou. She was sure that Inuyasha was more powerful than some of the demons. A disgusted grimace appeared upon Inuyasha's lips and caused dread to fill her heart.

"My Father's scandal will never allow the demon society to overlook my race as a hanyou, no matter how powerful I may be," Inuyasha grounded out angrily.

"Your Father's…scandal…" Kagome echoed as she remembered that Inuyasha's father had mated a demoness but fell in love with a human.

"But even if you were born from such a scandal, your father was still powerful and highly respected. You have his blood streaming through you!" Kagome exclaimed defensively for her friend.

"Keh, you don't know anything about demon society, Kagome," Inuyasha muttered bitterly.

"Tell me, Inuyasha!" she demanded urgently as she glared at her friend.

"Sesshomaru's mother was a Hime. The title of a Hime is given to one demoness every 10th century who is highly respected and approved by every demon. So of course no one dared mock my Father's choice of falling in love with a human when his mate held the title of a Hime. It protected him from any reputation being ruined," Inuyasha said as each word was spit out angrily.

"So their anger towards your Father's scandal was passed down to you since Sesshomaru's Mother's title as Hime didn't protect you," Kagome voiced with an anguished cry, fully understanding the reason for Inuyasha's pain.

Her heart bled for her friend.

Tears that she had tried to hold back overflowed from her eyes.

Sorrow that heavily weighed upon her heart would not be removed.

She knew that this was Inuyasha's first time confessing this to her, to anyone. And it pained her even more to know the fact that there was no one close by his side to heal or hear his painful cry. Feeling Inuyasha awkwardly patting her head to cease her tears, it had only caused her more pain to pierce through her chest.

"I will go with you," Kagome whispered her promise for Inuyasha to hear. And she silently promised to protect him as best she could.

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Hime: The word Hime initially referred to beautiful female, though some understand this word to mean princess. Therefore, the title of a Hime is given to the chosen beauty amongst the demon society.

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Summary: Kagome never thought Sesshomaru would cause havoc in her time. She was proven wrong when she came home from school to find her room's new look. A huge mess everywhere with a large white dog sleeping on her bed holding a few of her clothes hostage and her spare set of stiletto high heel boots ruin.
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Bad Boy Sesshomaru

The Raven teen sighs tiredly ready to go in her time to go have a small nap after a long day that has a battle with Naraku and sitting her older brother-like figure, Inuyashau8u8u8. Her brown eyes soften at the sight of her companion. The man besides her raises a delicate brow wondering what his Miko is thinking at that moment. She just gives him a smile before grabbing the rope to climb out of the Bone Eater Well.

A pair of arms scoops her up getting a soft squeak of indignation. The other just gives a smirk enjoying the cute blush forming on the Miko's cheeks. She places her head on the firm chest listening to the beating heart that lulls her to sleep. The man shakes his head hearing strange sounds outside of the building where the well resides. He glances down at the teen giving a small smile before jumping up with grace.

She opens one of her eyes giggling out his name, "Sesshomaru."

Sesshomaru could feel the warmth flowing through him at her giggles. He set her down on the ground enjoying as she walk ahead of him. He wait's a few minutes as she calls out to her family, "I'm home!"

Sounds of other people talking reach his ears for a few minutes. He smiles slightly as Kagome tells her family about him. His brow raise as her mother gushes out, "You mean he's here?! I want to meet my possible future son-in-law."

"Mama!"

He raises a brow figuring he'll ask Kagome later on what her mother knows about him. He moves closer to the door as the Miko calls out to him with embarrassment rolling off her in waves. "Sessh, can you come here please?"

He walks out seeing some of the resemblance where Kagome obviously got her beauty from.  He bows respectfully as keeping his voice neutral. "It's a pleasure to meet you Mrs. Higurashi."

Mrs. Higurashi nods unable to speak at the polite tone of this young man before her. She smiles at him then turns to the elder man and her son.

"Its time for use to the doctor appointment and Souta to your game." She tells the two of them.

Kagome snickers as her grandfather and brother sigh sadly hoping to spend time with her. She groans a few minutes later remembering she also have to go to school. She takes Sesshomaru inside her house glad he's taking her family easily.

As if sensing what she's thinking he answers soflty, "Because they are your family and pack, Miko."

She smiles soflty in appreciation then grabbing a clean set of school uniform before taking a shower. She estimated she has about two hours till school starts anyways so give her time to relax a bit. She gaze at her love who sits on her bed holding a picture of her and Souta a couple of years ago.

"Sesshomaru I'm going to take a quick shower alright then I have to go to school." She tells him with a sheepish smile before heading across the hall into the bathroom.
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Sesshomaru stares at the retreating back. His eyes narrows at the vary idea of his Kagome leaving him. His inner demon demands to be let out and he'll make Mate stay with them instead of School. Sesshomaru figure what's to lose and changes in to his dog form making sure he's no larger then a horse or so. He stretches moving out of her room waiting with impatient for her to hurry up.

He sits unmoving for fifteen minutes nearly rejoicing at the sound of the shower turning off. He smirks slightly wagging his tail happily. 'Now to act cute and fluffy plan to start he thought slightly remembering the quote she said the other day. "Love is blind."  His eyes widen and he sits on his hind legs whining softly. He's definitely glad no one can see him, Sesshomaru begging to a human.

Kagome walks out of the bathroom blinking a few times before giggles. The sight of him begging warms her heart. She kiss his nose and whispers, "I'll be back later babe. It won't be long I promise."

He growls darkly not getting why the cute and adorable act didn't work. He didn't want her to go but does nothing as she walks out the door. He sighs going back to her room figuring he'll take a small nap. Unless I learns more about her that is. This seems more interesting to the huge white dog who smirks wolfishly as a thought cross his mind. 'Wonder what type of undergarments she wears.'

He goes back in her room opening her closet with his nose sniffing around smelling everything is like her. A few other scents of her family linger here and there along with a cat. He paid not attention to that. His amber eyes takes in all the other type of clothes then that ridiculous uniform she wears. Sure the skirt doesn't leave much of an imagination but then again what can he complain about it. He gets to see her beautiful long legs that would go perfect around his waist. He shivers in delight at that thought.

Sesshomaru uses his paws to pull out a pile of shoes though none catches his interest. A box with a picture near the back of the closet. Smirking now with his new find, the dog grabs the box he could between his paws pulling it out of there. He uses a claw to open the box with ease to see a pair of black leather stilettos with a shiny whip wind besides it. He drools at the idea of Kagome using it on him before shaking his head. He got to keep thinking with his head and not his nether region

He gazes over her drawers wondering if she has some lingerie that goes with this combo. He kinda likes the idea of Kagome being a dominatrix. He drools slightly as both inner demon and he agree about liking this image. He'll have to bring it up later once he has Kagome back in his home in the feudal era. He opens the draws tearing them all out top to bottom. The urge to dig and tear up the room flows through his veins.

He pulls out all her bras from the draw then tosses them. None meets his sweet fantasy at all till he finds in the bottom a red braw with a silver color silk texture of a spaghetti tank top. These would definitely do that's for sure. He grabs the two items placing them on the bed then fetches the high heel boots carefully along with the whip liking these more then the ones in the pile which he promise to destroy after his little quest.

The second drawer he pulls out are only her socks nothing he's to interested in at the moment. With a wolfish smirk he throws out all the socks around the room liking it. The next draw holding her panties gets him rather excited. Now he can find the right panties with the little outfit he has to one side.

He tosses out all the white, blue, yellow panties with dislike. He didn't care since they were in his way. He left the red and black ones though getting choosier by the second. He sniffs smelling the perfect pair is near but where. He lifts his head from the drawer to see a black with red boy shorts with the following words in a gold color. "My Puppy loves me."

Those words are so true for this Sesshomaru whose chest puff out with pride. He shakes his nose getting the boy shorts to land next to the other items. Now he can truly have fun. Though which item to get rid of first? The pile of shoes or toss clothes around more, Sesshomaru ponder on this for some time. Hm…hard choice though the white dog use his paws to pick the rest of the clothes from inside the once fine condition drawer.

He goes back to the closet shredding most of the uniforms wanting to see something different on his Miko for once. The sight of those shoes look to tempting to destroy. He jumps on the pile biting and shredding most of the shoes along with the spare set of stiletto high heel boots Kagome owns.
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-Five hours later-

Most of Kagome's room ruins and messy the huge white dog jumps on the bed with a spare torn boot in his mouth falling fast asleep after curling around the clothes he put to one side. Looking so cute and innocent the inu-youkai smirks one last time falling into a slumber till she comes home. He didn't even have a clue what would come to him once Kagome came home. He figures he'll wing it one way or the other.

Around the same time in her last class, Kagome couldn't help but feel guilty for leaving Sesshomaru all alone in her house. She couldn't bring him out her though he'll most blend in better then Inuyasha does. She hopes he's not causing too much trouble. She lets out a soft snort at that. Sesshomaru causing trouble is like Inuyasha able to stand curry. With this thought made her feel better and less guilty about it.
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Kagome stretches finally glad to be out of the classroom. She already told her friends that she has plans so no delays from them. She rushes home not sure why but have a feeling to see her Fluffy. She giggles since the idea of calling the mighty inu-Taiyoukai fluffy seems rather funny.

With a spring in her step, Kagome smiles knowing the faster she gets home. The quicker she can be with her Sesshy. She wonders if he'll allow her to curl up against him in his dog form. This though made her giggle as the image of Sesshomaru begging her not to go. It made her heart break at the sad look but it's not her fault she had to go.

It didn't take Kagome long to reach her family shrine. She notices the place is too quiet for her liking. She wonders if her family had other things to do also. She shrugs figuring the house is empty for some time is better then nothing. She'll do anything for a small nap in her warm yet comfy bed. Thinking nothing of it she enters the house feeling tired with each step she took.

She opens her door to her room saying sleepily, "I'm home Sesshomaru…."

She stops eyes wide with shock seeing her room a mess. Clothes and feathers of her pillow allover the place. Her shoes in the middle torn with the rest of her school uniform lying on top of them Her brown eyes turns to her bead to see her spare stiletto boot in the huge white dog's maw growling in his sleep every so often. Moving closer she saw some of her clothes she didn't want anyone to find along with the new pair of stiletto high heel boots and whip.

Her mouth falls open then closes a few times. She shouts out knowing Sesshomaru can still hear her. "Sesshomaru! Bad dog Sesshomaru."

Sesshomaru blinks from his nap hearing the beautiful voice that said the words. His mind hazy with sleep got some of the words. He gazes at her to see the glare direct at him. Her foot tapping in annoyance and he gaze around to see the mess. He remembers now what he done. With a small whimper he pushes the items towards her and licks her cheek.

Kagome tries to keep glaring until the dog licks her cheek getting her to giggle. Who knew Sesshomaru can be like this though the outfit is something of she wanted to be a surprise on the night they mate. Shaking her head she grabs the large muzzle tapping on the wet nose.

She scolds lightly, "Bad do Sesshomaru."

He whines soflty in apologetic manner. He didn't mean to get her angry with him. He didn't like it when Kagome is angry at all. Mate should be happy at all times. He scoots over as Kagome crawls next to him still murmuring, "Bad dog."

He curls around her figuring his punishment will come after her much need nap. Making his growls soflty and comforting, Sesshomaru allows Kagome to use him as a pillow She feel fast asleep listening the gentle heart beat through the soft fur. A long day for both of them. Each learns something about the other. Sesshomaru can cause much trouble as his younger brother, Inuyasha. Kagome has a secret side to her and the clothes to go with it.

The Taiyoukai smirks wolfishly slightly at the idea of Kagome may do to him for ruining her room. He shrugs the best he could. That is another matter later on since at the moment he didn't feel like dealing with it at all. Closing his eyes he thought one thing before resting his eyes once more. 'Love you Kagome even though this Sesshomaru haven't told you yet.'
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chapter one

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Chapter one.

"This is a tradition Sesshomaru! It is your duty to pass on our bloodline." Sesshomaru rolled his golden eyes as his mother continued  to speak. He looked at the table that he sat at. Before taking another sip from his sake, he spoke.
"This Sesshomaru will not take a mate. I have not finish my quest for  power." Korin looked at her son as she spoke, this time more forcefully. "The elders have expectations of you, my dear. As the last full blooded Lord of the West, it is your responsibility and duty to pass on the bloodline. They will become restless if you do not take a mate soon, and take action against you!"
Korin watched as Sesshomaru stood, growling.  "What action would they take, mother? I am all powerful, and no one would dare come against me."


She sighed as her son turned, leaving the room. He was right. He was very strong, and no one would dare cross him.
The thoughts of her late mate Toga began to fill her mind. When Sesshomaru 's  father had died so tragically,  he had left her no daughter, so Sesshomaru would have to marry below him. But as long as she was powerful, Korin would not mind.

A smile spread across her lips as a certain female came to her mind..but for such a task Sesshomaru would have to forget that stupid quest of his. But how to do it..


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"You are such a baka!" Kagome screamed out as she stopped walking. They have been walking for over 8 hours now in the boiling sun. Everyone in the group was dragging their feet and protesting the taking of another step. But of course, their slave driver Inuyasha had no plans on stopping.


Kagome knew why he wanted to make it back to  the village tonight. he had plans with a certain walking, talking sandbag, and he would not allow everyone else's suffering to ruin it.


They were currently about 6 hours from the village. They would not make it there before nightfall. She looked up to the slayer and monk in front of her as she spoke. "I'm done walking!" Sango and Miroku stopped as they watched Kagome walk to a tree and place her worn-out yellow backpack on the ground as she sat, crossing her ankles as she fixed her skirt.
Inuyasha turned as he hissed. "Get up wench, we're not done yet." Kagome eyes shot to Inuyasha's golden ones.
"We are not going anywhere. You have been driving us like slaves for the last 8 hours. Everyone is exhausted, I'm just the only person willing to confront you about it.  We will stay the night here and get to the village before dinner tomorrow, instead of arriving tired at the break of dawn."


Kagome stood as the hanyou growled, walking over to her. She looked at him with a frustrated look. "You don't make the rules, Kagome."
"Oh? You seem to think that you do! Well, sorry to disappoint you pal, but we're not capable of being driven like cattle in the searing sun twenty four-seven!"  She shot back now looking into his eyes as he hissed.
Miroku quickly stepped between them as he spoke  "Why don't we rest for thirty minutes and then continue on for the rest of the night. Who knows, maybe by then everyone will feel better."
"Feh." Inuyasha turned as he began to walk away.


"Fine you can sit here and rest. I'm going ahead so don't get lost." Kagome knew what was going on. "Just because you have a booty call setup doesn't mean that you can drag the rest of us all over creation. The jewel comes first, then her."
Inuyasha stop in his tracks as he turned around as his eyes found hers. "What did you say?" He growled. Miroku slowly backed away from the impending fight.


Kagome looked up at Inuyasha, anger rising in her stomach. "I'll say it once more, because your ears don't seem capable of listening to anything that doesn't suit them. The jewel is more important than your booty call. Stop putting her first. We have a job to do and we can't continue to come back to the village because you want to sex up the zombie! "
Inuyasha clenched his fist, wondering whether to punch her or slap her. He decided on the slap. But as he raised his hand, a powerful surge of reiki pushed him back, slamming him against the trunk of a tree.


The group gasped as Kagome lowered her hand. She walked up to Inuyasha and spoke quietly, soft words laced with venom. "Don't you ever try to touch me again or next time I will fry off your ears and ship 'em to Little Miss Soul-Sucker."
Kagome turned, grabbing her backpack as she turned to Sango. She smiled. "I'm going home now, I'll be back tomorrow.  Don't let him boss you around."  


Inuyasha growled.
Kagome looked at him with icy flames in her eyes. Her voice was shaky. " I can understand that you love her. I really can, and believe me after so many years of doing this, I understand but we have a job to do and I can't do that if you're constantly bringing us to the same place. Get your priorities straight."
Inuyasha sneered, pulling his lips down to one side, exposing a sharp fang." Well then, Kikyo will have to join us. She's way stronger and I won't have to babysit her all the time. And after all you're just a reincarnation. Nothing more than a lasting after-image." Sango and Miroku looked at each other. This was going to get bad really fast, but surprisingly Kagome looked up, her face free of emotion as she spoke.


"If that is how you feel, Inuyasha, so be it. Just don't come crawling back to me when she abandons you again. I won't be your consolation prize anymore." And with that, Kagome stalked away, feeling the glare of her once-friend on her retreating back.
She was so tired of him and his constant rubbing of Kikyo in her face. Kagome wanted a change in this life. She had been doing this job for over 5 years now.


Now at the age of 20 Kagome had missed so much in her normal life. She just wished for some sort of release. But she knew without the jewel being complete that was a far fetched idea and she knew she would be back the next day to finish the journey.

Kagome slowed down as her feet began to hurt again. It would be about a three hour walk to the well, but she knew a nice hot bath awaited her. Kagome looked up as a twig snapped. Her eyes widening as a silver-haired inu taiyoukai stood in from of her.
"Oh...no...
The Lord of the West is pressured by his mother to take a mate. He refuses, and she hires a dark miko to erase his memories. Now Sesshomaru has no idea who he is, and all he can think about is a certain dark beauty.

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CHAPTER TWO

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Standing in the fields near a castle, were two figures. One, was a boy that looked like he may be fifteen years old, while the other looked like he may have been in his late twenties. The little boy had long silver hair, pale porcelain skin, two magenta stripes on his cheeks and the back of his wrists. On his forehead was a blue crescent moon that was slightly hidden by his silvery bangs. His hair of course shined like the silvery moonlight, reaching down to his waist. He stared at the older man before him; his golden eyes with slitted pupils were slightly narrowed, revealing the magenta that resided above his eyes.

His pointed ears poked through his silver hair as the wind shuffled his hair and robes around. He didn’t wear anything fancy but a simple white kimono that was decorated with flowers around his chest and a yellow obi. To finish off his outfit was a pair of black ankle high boots.

“Sesshoumaru…” said the man as he turned his gaze at the full moon.

Looking up, the preteen looking boy stared at the man that had called to him. Today had been the day that he never wanted to see. His father, the greatest demon to be alive was going to try to make sure that humans could coexist with demons… “Yes Father?” said Sesshoumaru as he blandly stared at his father, even as a little boy, he had manners that were far beyond his years.

His father was a tall man wore a white kimono and hakama, armored boots, and a long flowing sash, with the latter two suggestive of Chinese influence. He also wore breastplates, with a spiked rim, with the addition of Chinese vambraces and armored gauntlets, as well as layered spiked pauldron on each shoulder. He wears a parted pelt that extends from both shoulders and trails behind him as he walks; representing the two streaks of fur running down the back of his demon form. A form that he’s only seen his father in a few times. His white hair is only seen in a very high ponytail. Remaining at his sides was two swords that he knew were called the Tessaiga and Tenseiga are worn at his waist.

“I want to know something my son… I know that you are young… but do you feel the need, the desire to protect someone…” asked his father

Sesshoumaru thought about it for a moment… He may be a teenager, but he was smart for his age and just gave his father the same look that he always did. Even though his father wasn’t facing him, he could tell that his father knew the look he was giving him. Turning his gaze at the sky, the little boy inhaled deeply before exhaling. “I do not father. I have no desire to protect anyone… Protection is something that no one needs when they should protect themselves, if not, then it is their own fault and they are dead, and will no longer be a burden.” Calmly said the little boy, it was cruel but he had felt like this for a long time, since his father left his mother and started to see that woman. If there was one thing he hated, it was betrayal. That was one thing that he would never forgive… and his father had done just that.

“I see my son… you have no desire to protect hm? Not even a mate?” asked his father turning his head and stared at his son. His golden eyes so much like his son’s. His dark blue stripes seemed to glow with the pale moonlight

“My mate will be able to protect herself.” He replied to his father’s question. Sesshoumaru found it rather odd that his father was asking him such questions when he isn’t even old enough to take over the lands in his father’s place. Though he felt something was off… like something bad was going to happen though he just wasn’t sure what that was… maybe he would never figure out what this feeling was or what was causing it as of yet… someday maybe, just not today.

A chuckle escaped his father’s lips as he turned away from his son and gazed at the moon. Sesshoumaru never understood why his father looked at the moon so much, what was so great about the mood in the first place? It was just something that appeared in the night when the sun would disappear and have its own rest from shining warmth onto the lands for those disgusting humans.

“Sesshoumaru.”

“Yes Father?”

“I want you to return to the castle, I shall return by the morrow. Though, stay away from Naraku understand?” calmly said his father. Sesshoumaru nodded when his father turned and stared at him. If there was one thing that he always did, it was to stay away from the man that his father dared to call himself ‘brother’ when they are step brothers. If he remembered correctly, Naraku’s mother, and his grandfather married when their mates had passed on and to help them bring peace between their clans. Now though, Naraku tends to get a little carried away with the power he has over the lands.

“Of course Father.” Sesshoumaru calmly said, he just looked up and watched as his father’s body started to change. His father’s true form was that of a gigantic dog with a single blue jagged-like stripe on each cheek and twin streaks of fur running down his back. No matter how many times he saw this form of his father’s, he would always find it to be majestic, and believed that his form would be much more powerful than his father’s true form. Something that he believed shall come true before he takes over the lands, something his father shall make him be proud of him.

As he watched his father run away into the forest, he let out a soft sigh as he started to walk back into the palace. “Me… protecting someone? That would only be a waste of time and energy that could easily be used for other tasks.” Declared Sesshoumaru as he made his way into the palace, praying for his father’s return. Though, his father never returned… alive that is. No one could believe it, but they had been told that the Great Dog General had been killed by a village across the and through a forest had killed him.

Sesshoumaru of course, had been upset about the news of his father’s death but of course, he never showed it. Instead, he would prove to everyone that he was the better ruler… sadly; it seemed that my father had changed his will… and had left the lands in his step brother’s hands. The only thing he left Sesshoumaru was the Tenseiga. A sword that can’t even cut, but save lives and slay the dead, as for the Tessaiga, he don’t know where it is, it may have gone missing but he never saw it ever again, just like his father.

He doesn’t know what his life was going to be like now that Naraku was in charge… but he had a feeling that he was going to living a special kind of hell…

Years later, when Sesshoumaru was the human appearance of nineteen, he had heard that some of the demons that had raided a human village had brought back a monk for some questions. Sesshoumaru found it rather odd that they would bring back a monk though he wasn’t going to question it further than he already needs to… Making his way through the dungeons, the young man noticed how everyone had stared at him, as if asking him why he didn’t kill Naraku down… well, he knew the reason.

If he killed Naraku, there would be an unnecessary war, and everyone hadn’t been loyal to his father had joined Naraku’s cause… whatever it was, he didn’t know nor did he care. But it didn’t stop him from trying to find a way to kill the bastard…

Over the years, Sesshoumaru had changed drastically. Sesshoumaru's armor includes a spiked pauldron that covers his left shoulder attached to the upper section of his cuirass and "lotus petal" faulds. When damaged, armor that automatically regenerates itself by using his demonic energy. Both his armor and his long flowing sash have a decided Chinese influence, as opposed to the customary Japanese armor and obi. His kimono is mostly white with a red and white cherry blossom flower crest at the collar and sleeves, showing that he is of royal birth. He wears sashinuki hakama which are gathered at the ankles, producing a "ballooning" effect. His footwear consists of black ankle-high boots, also reminiscent of Mainland influence, which almost looked like the ones he wore as a teen, only difference of course is the shoe size. On his right shoulder is his mokomoko-sama: the fur and tail of his true form which he retains in his humanoid form… a form that he hasn’t used in a while… not since that one attack he had joined in on.

Taking a deep breath, the young prince wondered through the dungeon, curious as to what kind of monk would have allowed himself to be taken by a horde of demons. It was puzzling, though it had him a bit intrigued; wondering if this human was weak like the rest of his kind… or just foolish.

“Sesshoumaru.” Said an eerie voice, a voice that made him want to growl and rip someone’s head off. Though, he demised that feeling and turned to the source of the voice. Inhaling deeply the young man turned his head and stared at a tall man with long brown wavy hair, blood red eyes and sickly pale skin. He wore purple robes, fashioned to that of a royal. Robes that he didn’t deserve to wear… “I hope I am not interrupting you Sesshoumaru.” Said the man with a sickening smile.

“No, you are not Naraku. What do I owe the pleasure of you seeking me out?” asked Sesshoumaru, not bothering to bow to him or call him ‘Lord’ for he still believed that he didn’t deserve that title. That the title should have been his by right of birth, and yet it had been taken away because of his father’s will.

“Good, good… I want you to talk to the human. After all, you can be intimidating. If he doesn’t talk… I want you to kill him. Though, do not kill him just yet, I’ll give him seven days… After that, kill him.” After that, Naraku took his leave, leaving Sesshoumaru alone to his thoughts. So, the bastard wanted him to speak to the human that they have captured about something? Hm… it had him curious as to what was going on since he didn’t know what it was that Naraku was after though he wouldn’t question it for now… though, if there was anything he would keep the information to himself. Whatever it was that he was after, it had to be powerful, for the mad man was more power hungry than himself.

Shaking his head, the young man walked down the hall and down the stairs right into the dungeon. Looking around, he saw the other people that they have captured over the years. Or, he should say centuries. Though he just smirked at that, humans were always scared of demons because not just because of their power, but because of their life span. Demons, after all were near immortal. It made him feel joy at knowing that he had caused their fear… at least that was some joy he could get while being trapped in here. Naraku was using him for something besides ‘fear inducer’…

Making his way to the last cell, Sesshoumaru frowned when he saw a man with black hair, tanned skin wearing a light blue kimono. The kimono of a priest rather than monk… Odd, very odd indeed. The monk turned his head, his gaze staring at Sesshoumaru with some strange emotion behind his dark blue eyes. It was rather amazing that this human had such blue eyes; he had always thought that human’s had brown or eyes dark enough to be black. Frowning, he asked “why would Naraku kidnap a human such as yourself instead of killing you?”

The man stared at Sesshoumaru with a calm gaze, his eyes just staring at him as if staring right into his soul. This unnerved him though he didn’t show it, there was no way that he was going to show any kind of weakness to a human such as a monk or any human for that matter. “Let me answer your question with a question of my own.” The human began with a soft smile on his face. “Why kill someone, who has information for an item that the one who kidnapped you wants?” Hm… this human was smart… at least smart compared to other humans he’s encountered over the years.

“Interesting human, though will you give me the information that I seek?”

“Why do you want that information in the first place? So you can use that against your master? Because you’re afraid of his power and position?” said the monk as he smirked at Sesshoumaru and turned his head away, gazing down at something in his hand.

“This Sesshoumaru fears nothing.” Said Sesshoumaru with a glare. This human made Sesshoumaru want to kill him. Though he couldn’t do that, he had to keep him alive until he got the information that he seeked, if not he would have to kill him… then again, he’d have to kill him either way no matter the cost. It was a win-win for him either way and for that it made him smile a bit. Turning his gaze on the monk’s hand, he asked “what do you gaze at with such sadness?”

The monk stared at Sesshoumaru, his gaze going from sad and longing to kind and gentle. It was weird how human emotions would just suddenly change like that though he just figured that it was a human thing. The only thing he despised about them more than their strength was their change of emotions, they sometimes made him dizzy and it annoyed him to no end. “Something that I hold dear to my heart. Perhaps, something you could understand if you took the time to understand humans.” Sesshoumaru glared at the human and growled at him before he started to walk away. It didn’t seem like he would get any information out of him today.

Though, it didn’t stop him from trying to get any information out of the human, day after day he has gone to that human but no matter what he just couldn’t get any kind of information out of him. All he would ever do was speak in riddles and look at the weird object that he had never figure out what it was, though it didn’t matter if he knew what it was or not… but damn it, he was curious as to what it could be and it wouldn’t leave him alone.

Inhaling softly, Sesshoumaru made his way to the man’s cell once again and just stared at him. The human gave out a soft sigh as he leaned back, his back pressing against the stone wall as he gazed at the mysterious object in his hand, his eyes held longing and sadness… with a hint of loneliness… The amount of emotions that were flowing off of him were coming out in waves, causing Sesshoumaru to shake his head as he tried to get his composure back and get himself to relax. In a way, this human had puzzled him, it had him curious as to why he never showed any fear, a fear that would have made Sesshoumaru enjoy himself but right now it was just confusing.

“Human… why do you not fear me? Do you not fear for your life?” asked Sesshoumaru, his expression voice of emotion though his eyes held a hint of curiosity.

“Of course I do, but I would rather have my life taken, than my family’s… When you have something you want to protect, you would do everything in your power to keep them safe.” Said the man, which only angered Sesshoumaru. This man, he sounded so much like his father that it was sickening. Why? What was with it and ‘protecting’ that made people do stupid things? In fact, it was that ‘protecting’ that caused his father’s death, and now it would be the cost of this human’s life. Pathetic… so very pathetic.

The human let out a sigh before pushing himself to stand on his feet, his eyes still not showing a hint of fear. Though what did fill the man’s eyes was courage, something rare among humans… at least, to what Sesshoumaru has seen out of most humans. “Before you kill me…” so, the human knew that he was going to die today… He’s either very, very smart, or someone told him… Either way, he wasn’t stupid… not by much anyway. “I want you to do me something… please.” He wasn’t one to take requests, but he had earned some respect from not showing any fear and he was, going down as a warrior with some honor…

“Hn.” He said, his eyes showing that he would indeed do what he asked… so long as it was within his power. Though for some reason, he felt like it would be a large request… a very large one indeed. Though it would still be a request that he would do until Naraku found out of course.

“I… I would like to know the name of the demon that will kill me… and…” He looked down, closing his eyes as if the next words were difficult for him to say, though he knew that he was going to have to say them anyway. “I would like for the demons, to stay away from the village I left my family in… The demons asked for my information, in exchange of my family’s lives. But I don’t trust that he would keep his word, so… I had them travel to a village that I knew that could protect them, a demon slaying village… Please, do not let that man get my family, they are my treasure.”

He looked at the object that was in his hand, allowing Sesshoumaru to get a full view of what the man had been holding all this time. It was a locket… that was weird, why would he hold onto a locket all this time? Inhaling softly, Sesshoumaru opened the cell, sensing that the human had given up on life… the human, was honourable, he’ll give that much… maybe, this was one human that had the honor of speaking his name. “My name, is Sesshoumaru, what, may I ask is your name human?”

The man smiled softly before he closed his eyes and let out a soft sigh. “My name is Isao…” Isao huh? That meant honor… interesting name for an interesting human. Taking a deep breath, the silver haired demon stared at the human, if there was one other thing he would do for this human, it would be to give him an honourable death. Quick and painless… that would be the least he could do for him… “Do I have your word… that you won’t let them hurt my family?” asked Isao, his eyes pleading.

“You have my word… on my honor as the son of Inu no Taisho.” Isao smiled, a real smile… the first real smile that Sesshoumaru had seen for those seven days that the human, that Isao had stayed been held prisoner here… “I’ll make it quick and painless for you, for you have shown to have honor among humans.” With that… Sesshoumaru made the finishing blow quickly and painless for him, he beheaded him.

Watching as the human fell over, his body just lying on the ground in a pool of his own blood. In his hand, was the locket… Sesshoumaru walked over to the human and knelt down as he carefully lifted the locket by the chain between his claws. Holding it up, he had a better look… It was a simple locket, gold, and shaped like an oval. Though he couldn’t tell what was in it, in fact… it was sealed. He didn’t know why that was though what he did know was that he would honor the poor man with his last wish… he would do what he could to protect his family…


Sesshoumaru looked up at the sky, it was a full moon… just like the night his father was killed, and the night he killed that human. Closing his eyes, Sesshoumaru reached into his robes and pulled out the locket. He couldn’t believe that he was still doing that damn favour for that human but, it was getting to Naraku. The bastard was getting annoyed as to why they couldn’t go to that village just because they were ‘slayers’ and had some monks, priests and of course priestesses. At the time it was a good reason to avoid that place, though Sesshoumaru knew that he couldn’t keep up with that request anymore.

Inhaling deeply, he thought ’it was only a matter of time… that this would happen, that Naraku would drag us to the village to… search for whatever it is that he’s looking for…’ Besides, maybe his family had left the village when they thought it was safe for them to leave. Looking over at the palace, Sesshoumaru saw that the demons were gathering themselves, preparing to leave to the village. Well, he may as well join them before he left with them all.

Growing, Sesshoumaru looked at the moon once more, before he started to make his way to the others, transforming into his true form. His true form is that of a giant white dog with markings similar to the ones he has in his human form. His sclera becomes red with blue irises; the demon marks on his body widen and become more apparent the stripes on his cheeks which are usually smooth become jagged and change into a somewhat fiercer color while his fur pelt that went over his shoulder wraps around his body and extends into his tail.

Soon, Sesshoumaru flies up into the sky, making his way with the other demons to the human village. If there was one thing that he knew, it was that there would be bloodshed, and he would finally get a chance to enjoy this, that he would be able to enjoy the battle at long last. It had been so long since he’s killed anyone, or anything, that he had wanted to battle for a long, long time.

Looking around, the young demon noticed that it was mostly the beast variety demons that were making their way to the village. ’I guess Naraku is keeping the most loyal to the castle…’ he thought to himself before looking forward… Soon, his Intelligence had started to dim to that of a wild animal, nothing was going to stop him from enjoying the battle now. Though he also couldn’t help but wonder what was to happen once they got to the village. Would there be any deaths? By his hands or by the slayers hands? He couldn’t be sure but that was where the thrill would come from.

Giving a dog-like grin, Sesshoumaru let out a loud howl as he prepared himself for the battle and started to fly over the trees, over the lakes and made his way toward the village… Even from such a far distance, he could smell the demons that have been here and died before them. Then, of course there was the sacred energy that he could sense… it was powerful though there was one that was more powerful than the others… it had him curious as to what this power was, and who was creating such power… ’Find… out..’ he thought before attacking the village.
here is the first chapter of my first SessKag story, I hope I got Sesshoumaru down perfectly though if not I'm SO sorry
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