There was so much that Kagome didn't understand as Sesshomaru placed her upon her feet again. She mourned the loss of his warmth more then she mourned the loss of her father's messenger. The air about him had changed drastically and try as she might she couldn't find reason for it. She didn't understand the sudden distance that enveloped him nor did she understand why he refused to meet her gaze instead choosing to turn away from her as if too look at her would pain him greatly. And yet despite this she couldn't stop the instinctive reaction to reach for him only to have him pull away. His movement was slight barely noticeably if she had been someone with less keen eye sight but as it was she saw it. The tensing of the muscles beneath his skin.
"Sesshomaru what is it?" she asked concern, heartache, fear and desperation finding her at once. "Please talk to me?"
Sesshomaru winced at the turbulent emotions that clouded her voice in muddled layers. It o