This is my first attempt at this on FF so be kind. It's Sess/Kag (best pairing in the world)
Chapter One-Not So Ordinary Day
InuYasha was once again making them take a breakneck pace in the search for the small amount of jewel shards not claimed by either them or Naraku. It was nice to relax because boy was her feet killing her! All of them were sitting around the campfire as the stars slowly twinkled into sight. InuYasha, Shippo, Miroku, and Sango were playing with the cards she had brought back with her while she was drawing on the pad in her lap. The picture was slowly coming to life under her fingers as she began shading in the figures.
It was a scene from earlier, right before lunch when InuYasha had yelled at her and got a sitting for it. He was standing against the weight of the spell as it just activated. His face reflected anger and strength as he struggled against the spell. Miroku and Sango stood behind him with slightly humorous pity looks on them. Shippo was on the side laughing with his hands on his belly while Kilala was on Sango's shoulder. With a sigh she began to draw in the background when she felt eyes on her. Lifting her eyes from her work she noticed that InuYasha was staring at her strangely.
"What?" She asked closing the sketchpad.
"InuYasha just asked if you wanted to take a bath?" Sango told her staring at her with the same puzzled expression on her face.
"Oh that would be great!" Kagome told them and stood up; dusting of her butt she reached for her backpack.
InuYasha started off into the woods and Kagome followed behind him. He was silent and still seemed to be angry about the sitting at lunch. He stopped suddenly and she slammed into him. "Why'd you stop like that?" Kagome cried out, grabbing her aching nose.
"Because the spring is here." InuYasha told her and pointed beyond the bush and she could see the steam rising beyond the bushes.
"Oh. Thank you InuYasha." She said softly and slowly she let her hand fall from her face.
"It's nothing." He said gruffly turning and started back for camp.
"Oh InuYasha!" She called out suddenly.
"Yeah what is it now?" He asked not turning around.
"Don't let Miroku near this spring!" She ordered and turned toward the spring and fought her way past the bushes. Setting her bag down she took out the necessary things for her bathe and began to undress. Humming softly she slid into the pool and let out a soft sigh of contentment. Closing her eyes she remembered what had made him so angry.
Around noon, all of them were covered in road dust and tired from the pace InuYasha had set. Miroku gave her the look and she nodded with a sigh.
"InuYasha lets stop for lunch." She told him stopping dead in her tracks to illustrate her point.
"Wench! We can't stop when there are still shards to get! That bastard Naraku is going to get them all!" InuYasha growled rounding on her, eyes narrowed.
"We are stopping for lunch! We are all tired including you so don't even argue!" She hissed out her eyes narrowing in anger.
"No! If you humans are tired then just get on Kilala and you get on my back Kagome!" He told them.
"Touch me and you'll regret it InuYasha!" Kagome told him as she sat down and began pulling her backpack in front of her.
"We aren't stopping!" He growled started to go for her.
"SIT!" For a second he struggled against the spell. His face contorted in anger and the effort to not succumb to the spell. His body was rigid as he fought until he slammed into the ground, the beads glow slowly diminishing after a few minutes. Smiling she pulled out ramen and told Shippo to get some firewood, then set to work making lunch. InuYasha finally sat up and turned his back to the rest refusing to talk to anybody. Even after a bowl of ramen his attitude did not improve. That's how it was for the rest of the day until they stopped for the night.
Sighing she dunked under the hot water, and then began to clean all the dirt off. Finished with that she settled back to think about after this was all over with what she would do. When Naraku was dead she would have no reason to come back through anymore. Sure she could visit her friends but nothing was keeping her here but the jewel and the death of Naraku. InuYasha wanted Kikyo and that was it. I would back home and finish school. Maybe her drawing would help her get a career because she doubted that she could be come a gymnast like she had wanted to for so long. Pulling her self from the water she began to dry off and pull on her clean pajamas, a t-shirt, and shorts. She looked around the clearing to see if anybody was watching and smiled when her search turned up empty.
Kagome backed up to the bushes she had come to and took off at a sprint toward the other side where there were also bushes. She turned her hands hit the ground in a round off and through her self backwards. The force of the run flipped her backwards in a back-handspring and then she finished with her hands above her head. Sighing she turned back to her bag and missed the pair of gold eyes watching her from the shadows.
She put her shoes back on and headed back the way she came. Now that she got that out of her system she could go to bed easily tonight.
Turning away in a swish of silver silk, Sesshoumaru made his way back to his camp where Rin and Jaken were waiting for him. The miko of InuYasha's was definitely not from here with those inappropriate clothes. Sesshoumaru pondered silently, now that he recalled it she had been the one to pull Tetsuiga from the stone and also defied him in every battle against his brother, showing no fear in the face of death. She was heading toward the Western lands and he would follow to make sure they did not trespass on his land. Her origins were still unknown to him but he was going to find out. What really irked him about her was the fact that the only other humans that could do what she just did were the court jesters. Oh yes he was intrigued and would find the answers to his questions one-way or the other.
Kagome entered camp smiling at the others and rolled out her sleeping bag. Pulling back the top layer, she rolled her wrists and heard each of them pop.
"Are you going to bed?" Shippo asked coming over to her and at her nod jumped into her arms. She slid under the covers with Shippo tightly wrapped in her arms.
"Obviously that bath put her in a good mood!" Miroku said with a perverted grin.
"Don't even think about it!" Sango hissed and knocked him in the head with her fist before going to pull out her bedroll for the night.
"My dear Sango, the lady who occupies my thoughts is only you." Miroku told her with another grin.
"Oh that makes me feel immensely better." She muttered and rolled away from him.
The next morning was the same as usual, InuYasha making us start at a rough pace. By lunchtime though the group had reached a village that was very skittish. The people looked around nervously like any moment they would be attacked.
"Excuse me madam, what is everyone afraid of?" Sango asked a woman with a basket in her hands.
"The demon keeps attacking our village! We cannot stop it and the demon slayers are no longer alive!" She cried looking around wildly to see if this demon was attacking again.
"Madam, what kind of demon is attacking your village?" Miroku asked looking quite concerned for the lady.
"An ape!" She whispered and then ran into the nearest hut. Miroku turned back to the group looking intrigued.
"No more humanity work monk! I refuse!" InuYasha growled with crossed arms.
"Oh your so mean InuYasha! It's obvious the village is scared to death of this demon so why can't we help them out?" Shippo yelled at him. Kagome was looking at the ground her lower lip pulled between her teeth. She was sure she sensed jewel shards, two maybe three of them, all in the same location. They were nearby maybe five miles away. A clawed hand waved in front of her vision.
"What?" She asked looking up to see the rest of them all looking at her.
"What's the matter? Shippo asked you a question." Sango told her giving her a weird look.
"I think that we should help this village." She told them and InuYasha gave a huff of annoyance.
"Wench we don't have time for charity work!"
"Well then we can let the demon who is terrorizing this village keep its jewel shards." With a shrug she went to walking out of the village when InuYasha grabbed her arm.
"What are you talking about?" He asked surprised.
"I'm sensing jewel shards near here, at least two of them." She told him with a grin.
Sputtering for a minute as the information processed through his head, she kept on walking in the direction of the shards. In a flash she was off her feet and on InuYasha's back with Kilala keeping pace next to us, a grinning Sango and Miroku on her back.
"We have to be careful! It has two or three shards so it's going to be tough!" She told them only to hear InuYasha give a snort.
"I'll take it out in one swing. How much farther?" He asked rather cockily.
"Not much it's getting-." She was cut off by a growl from InuYasha's growl.
"The stench of blood is getting stronger." He growled and her eyes widened when they landed in a clearing covered by dead bodies. Some were pegged to the trees others hanging from them, flies were swarming everywhere near the blood covered bodies.
"Oh dear kami!" She cried out covering her mouth and nose with a hand trying to block out the horrid smell of the decaying flesh.
"Now why would humans and a half demon walk into my lair?" A grumbling voice asked. A rustling of the leaves was all that moved in the death-clogged air.
"Show yourself coward! I've come to take your shards!" InuYasha yelled out sliding tetsuiga from its sheath and transforming it as he went.
"So you half demon think you can kill me? Well when the battle is all over with I shall be sure to put your pretty friends on their own trees and your lovely head shall be next to me and my throne along with the little girl over there who thought she could harm me with one of her pitiful arrows." Came the voice again and then the next thing anyone saw was InuYasha flying through the air into one of the clean trees.
"Hirokotsu!" Sango cried out and her boomer rang went flying through the air. The shards were circling them at an alarming pace; there were three shards, she was sure of it now, but how to slow him down? She knocked an arrow and pulled the string taunt.
"Where are the shards Kagome?" InuYasha asked her over his shoulder.
"One is in his chest and the other two are in each of his legs!" She told him concentrating on the shards presence.
"Well then I'll relieve him of them! Wind Scar!" InuYasha cried and took out a whole lot of forest but it never even touched the demon. Then the demon was in front of InuYasha and smashed him aside before going after Kagome. She aimed at the huge Ape demon with a glare. Letting it fly it flared a light blue before slamming into the demon's shoulder. The arrow was lodged there and dark red blood trickled from the wound as he let loose a screeching howl. Then he was coming at her a blur and she knew InuYasha would not save her this time. His fist connected with her torso and sent her flying backwards. When she finally hit the ground she skidded across sharp rocks that tore through her shirt and flesh in an instant. She finally skidded to a halt; dimly she felt blood sliding down her back and head and heard her friends scream her name as everything went black.
InuYasha turned away from Kagome's broken body to glare at the demon. In a flurry of movement InuYasha slashed his sword at the demons arm only to be thrown back from the impenetrable hide.
"You can't hurt me you puny half demon. The shards will be mine and soon all your friends will look like her. Maybe I'll keep you alive to see them all die like she did. Since half demons are useless and pitiful creatures I shall rid this earth of one more of them!" The demon gave a mirthful laugh that grated on their ears. Then the demon was attacking InuYasha without remorse and InuYasha could barely defend himself.
Kagome became aware that the battle was indeed going on around her, her bow was still clasped loosely in her hand, and that she was indeed alive.
"You, half demon are going to die!" The demon yelled and then came the terrified scream of Shippo.
"InuYasha!" Sango screamed and threw her boomerang. Kagome opened her eyes to see InuYasha grasped in the demons fist struggling futilely against the demon. The boomerang was knocked aside by the demons fist as if it was a fly and got lodged in a tree.
"Let go of me you bastard!" InuYasha yelled and Kagome started to slowly get to her feet, fighting against the blackness that threatened to swallow her vision once again.
"You hanyou are pathetic!" The demon spat. Kagome reached for an arrow and slowly knocked it. "I shall take intense pleasure in ending your pitiful existence." She pulled the string taunt against the burning pain in her back and glared at the demon. "You are as good as dead, just like your little girlfriend over there."
"You didn't kill me!" She screamed and he turned his attention back to her. He threw InuYasha aside and came at her in a blur. She felt the arrow thrumming with power under her fingers.
"Then I'll kill you now!" The Ape said with a smirk.
"Go to hell!" She screamed angrily and released the string and watched as the arrows flare grew till it was a huge ball of miko power. It connected with the demon square in the chest and the last thing she saw was the demon blowing up in a flash of blue light before arms scooped her up and she saw a flash of silver hair. She was safe. She let herself succumb to the darkness.