Sakura: Well I feel bad! I was going to update a lot this week since its spring break but…I was loaded with more homework then I thought I would be. So I apologize for this chapter being so late! I am also trying to edit my novel I call SOTH, Spell of the Heart is its true title. I have two huge projects to work on so I don't know when I can update next.
Disclaimer: I do not own and I never will!
Chapter 11: Full Moon Attack
"Where the hell were you two? We could have used you in the battle!" Inuyasha started yelling as soon as they arrived back at the camp, finding Kaly and Kagerou calmly sitting besides the fire. Kagome looked down at Kaly, noticing her sluggish movements and bags under her eyes.
"Well I figured you didn't need any help," Kaly snapped, her ruby eyes glaring up at Inuyasha. Everyone looked at her shocked, Kaly could dish out insults but she never snapped at anyone. "So shut the fuck up or I will make you!"
"Kaly," Kagerou sighed, gently laying a hand on Kaly's shoulders.
"I'm fine or I will be," Kaly sighed, her body relaxing against Kagerou's hands. Sesshomaru glared at the hand, wishing that it was his own there. "I won't apologize though."
"Inuyasha," Kagome called out in warning as he opened his mouth. She could see how tired Kaly was…she knew the feeling of having your soul ripped from you body and into that of its previous host. But…if Kaly didn't want the others to know yet it was her choice. Kagome dragged Inuyasha a few feet away, careful to stay out of earshot. "Look at Kaly, she is exhausted. Just…try and be nice to her for now."
"Keh, I don't see why I should," Inuyasha said, crossing his arms over his chest.
"I will say the word," Kagome said, her hand tightening into a fist.
"Keh, fine I will be nice to her…for you," Inuyasha said, his golden eyes softening as he leaned down and gently pecked her lips.
"You better," Kagome said, smiling as she rubbed his ears smiling as his eyes fell closed before pulling away. "Now that we got that settled I want to go to the hot springs with Kaly and Sango!"
"Damn woman," Inuyasha growled playfully before pushing her to the camp. "Go to the Hot Springs, I'll watch Miroku."
"Thank you, Inuyasha!" Kagome said before walking back over to the others, smiling as she saw Shippo sitting in Sango's lap and Kaly, still leaning against Kagerou, with Rin sitting besides her. It looked as it Kaly was braiding Rin's hair, placing flowers in it every so often. Hmm I wonder how Sesshomaru feels about this, Kagome thought, smirking as she saw Sesshomaru glaring at Kagerou.
"Kagome," Sango said, smiling up at her sister, her hand running though Shippo's tail.
"Get up Kaly, Sango, we are going to the hot springs," Kagome said, smiling as she gathered the supplies she needed.
"Kagome-sama, can Rin join you?" Rin asked, looking up at Kagome before looking over at Sesshomaru, smiling brightly up at him.
"Sure you can Rin," Kagome said smiling before glaring at Kaly who had opened her mouth to refuse. "Kaly you need to relax, trust me this will be just what you need after…everything."
Damn it she knows, Kaly thought, cursing herself. Damn you Hitomiko I didn't want Kagome to know who I was! I just wanted to help and then leave happily no drama or anything.
"Kaly go," Kagerou whispered, gently rubbing her shoulders. "It will be good for you and…maybe you can talk. She knows what it feels like. She might be able to help you deal with the pain."
"Fine…you just keep Sesshomaru and Miroku here…Inuyasha as well. I don't want to be responsible for killing the idiots," Kaly said slowly getting to her feet with Kagerou's help.
He needs to remove his hands from this Sesshomaru's mate, Sesshomaru thought, growling his eyes flashing a deep red.
Kagerou glanced over at Sesshomaru, smirking as he saw the change. I knew he cared for Kaly! Now he just has to admit it to Kaly and to himself.
Kagome grabbed Kaly's arm, oblivious to Sesshomaru's problems, and dragging her towards the hot springs she saw when they camped here earlier, Rin and Sango following behind. Shippo had decide to stay back with the guy, to keep them here they said. The girls sank into the warm water, sighing as it relaxed their muscles. Kaly smiled as she sat Rin on her knees, washing her hair. Kagome smiled as she laid back, her hair held up above the water as Sango wet her own.
"Kagome do you have anything to talk about? Is that why you called us away," Sango asked after a few minutes of silence.
"Hmm no not really," Kagome said, watching as Kaly tensed out of the corner of her eye.
Are you not going to ask Kaly about Hitomiko? Kikyo asked, her soft voice soothing Kagome further.
No I'm not. She doesn't want anyone to know so I will keep silent, Kagome replied, smiling brightly up at the rapidly darkening sky.
You are a good friend, Kagome.
"I just thought we should get away, after dealing with Naraku we needed a girl night," Kagome said, smirking as she saw Kagome's hands tighten into fists before Rin looked up at her and smiled. The affect was instant. Kaly's hands relaxed and she smiled back at the girl, her arms wrapping around her as Rin took some flowers and placed them in her dark blue hair.
"Defiantly," Sango said, sliding down further into the warm water.
The four remained quiet, each enjoying the time spend, letting their muscles relax after a hard day. Kagome was proud to notice that Kaly was slowly looking better, the stress of the soul removal, while painful could linger but with Rin's care all evidence was washing away.
"Kagome," Sango called, sitting up. "I'm going to go back to camp. I don't want to fall asleep in here."
"Of course Sango," Kagome said, smiling as her sister got dressed and headed out, waving at them one last time. Kagome turned to Kaly, smiling softly as she saw Rin sleeping peacefully in Kaly's arms. She would make a perfect mother, Kagome thought. "Kaly."
"What is it Kagome?" Kaly asked quietly, keeping her arms wrapped around Rin.
"I know you know I know about Hitomiko," Kagome said, coming to sit besides Kaly, laying her hand gently on her shoulder. "I won't tell anyone. I promise but if you ever need to talk, about anything I'm here for you."
"Thanks Kagome…I didn't want anyone to know about Hitomiko. Especially since Naraku is so close by…besides it's in the past for me. I am Kaly, not Hitomiko or anyone else," Kaly said, smiling sadly. "I regret how she died but…I am glad it brought me here."
"Me too," Kagome said, smiling as Izime came charging out of the trees. "Looks like someone else agrees."
"That's for sure," Kaly said, smiling as she stood up, folding Rin into her cloths before getting dressed herself. "I'm taking Rin back to camp and going to sleep. After the day I had I need it. Will you be okay on your own?"
"Kaly, I am never on my own," Kagome said, sharing a laugh with Kikyo. "But don't worry about me I'll be fine. I am a half-demon priestess!"
"You aren't the only one," Kaly said, smirking as she left the hot springs, leaving Kagome alone.
She has you there, Kagome, Kikyo said, her bell like laughter breaking the silence.
"That she does," Kagome said, smiling as she looked up at the setting sun. It's so beautiful here. Nothing like me era was…I still feel bad for leaving Mama and Souta behind but…I know I will see them again. I just have to wait it out, Kagome thought, looking down at her claws. "I guess I should train a bit, learn how to use these."
That would be smart. You can ask Kaly to help you in private. She knows what you are going though, Kikyo supplied, thinking. I can help you with your priestess powers; they are similar to my own after all.
"Thanks," Kagome said before she felt a change in her body. Kagome looked down, eyes wide as she watched her claws shrink back into her human nails, her eyes turning into the dark brow they were before her change. "What the?"
It would appear that the full moon is your night of weakness. It is funny how it is the opposite of Inuyasha's, Kikyo said, laughing once again.
"Oh be quiet," Kagome laughed, once the change was complete. I look just like I did before all this happened, Kagome thought, looking at her reflection, the same dark hair and eyes she was born with. "It's weird."
I believe so.
Kagome smiled, relaxing into the water again. So what if it was her night of weakness she had been human longer then she had been half demon. She knew how to take care of herself.
Kagome! Something is headed this way, Kikyo called out in warning just as Kagome's senses picked up the intruder. Kagome jumped out of the spring, hurriedly putting her cloths back on. She reached for her bow, feeling the familiar weight in her hand.
"Come out! I know you are there," Kagome ordered, notching an arrow and pointing it towards the trees.
"So you can sense me. You are getting stronger," a cold voice laughed from behind the tree cover. "Though you will never be as strong as me."
Why does that voice sound so familiar? Kagome asked herself, holding strong. "I bet I can purify your ass!"
You have defiantly been hanging around Inuyasha too much, Kikyo said, ready to help Kagome in any way she could.
"Did you truly think I would die? That I would give you back what rightfully belongs to me," the voice asked again in a sneering tone. "As if I would give you anything when you have taken everything from me. Inuyasha as well as my rightful place in this world!"
"I don't know who you are but Inuyasha is mine!" Kagome yelled, letting lose an arrow.
"You missed," the voice spoke again.
"Well why don't you come out and face me! Stop hiding in the shadows!"
"You wish to see me, fine," the voice said. Kagome focused on the place the voice was coming from, hiding her shock when Kikyo stepped out from the shadows. "Hello Kagome, surprised to see me?"
Kikyo what the hell is this? It can't be you, Kagome said, her mental voice slightly panicking as her face remained neutral.
Fear not, Kagome. That demon is not me…look closer at it, Kikyo said. Kagome looked closer seeing the mirror in the center of the demons chest. It is a mirror demon. It shows you what you fear the most…or what you would have feared the most. I believe this is Naraku's newest attempt to destroy you.
Well Naraku is getting behind then, Kagome thought, letting her arrow go. "I know you aren't Kikyo. She is at peace at last," Kagome said, selecting another arrow.
"I am Kikyo," the demon said, smirking as it loaded its own bow. "And I can prove it to you." It let the arrow fly, Kagome tried to dodge, shocked as the power hissed though the wood, burning her arm.
Damnit! How am I supposed to beat this thing! Inuyasha! Kagome mentally yelled as she ran from the arrows, trying to summon a shield.
Inuyasha! Inuyasha heard, his head jerking upwards.
"Otou-san what is it?" Shippo asked, rubbing the sleep from his eyes. Sango, Miroku, Kagerou, Kaly even Sesshomaru looked up towards Inuyasha, eager to hear what he had to say.
"Kagome's in danger," he yelled, taking off running to the hot springs. Kagome just hang in there!
"Looks like you have run out of room to run," the Kikyo impersonator said, smirking as they notched another arrow. "Naraku will be pleased that you are out of the way. Apparently you are a torn in his side."
"Really? I never would have guessed that," Kagome spat sarcastically, unwilling to back down. Her left hand glowing a blue color as she tried to fight back, her bow having been dropped some time ago while her right was pinned to the tree by an arrow, the same arm that was burned earlier.
"No need to be sarcastic girl. You will soon be dead," the thing said, smiling once more as it released the arrow, just as Inuyasha and the gang arrived.
"Kagome! NO!" Inuyasha yelled, trying to reach her.
"Inuyasha," Kagome breathed, smiling at the sound of his voice.
Do not worry Kagome. It is not your time to die, Kikyo whispered, wrapping Kagome in a barrier just as the arrow hit. The arrow lifted Kagome off her feet, pinning her to the tree just as Inuyasha had been pinned years ago.
Sakura: I was feeling evil hence this chapter. I don't know when I will update but I will try and update in lets say two weeks, should give me time to finish the papers up! Well I hope you enjoyed this chapter, more action and drama coming soon.