Hey guys! How ya doin'? Well here is chapter fifteen!
Disclaimer- I don't own Inuyasha and co!
"Kagome I don't want you around that… that boy ever again!"
"Why are you doing this to me?"
That…that's my voice…
"Honey because we love you, we want what's best for you."
"Taking away the man I love isn't the best for me!"
No..No I don't want to remember…
"Kagome dear, please calm down."
"Don't tell me to calm down! You're trying to ruin my life!"
"Kagome do not speak to your mother that way!"
"I will speak anyway I wish!"
"You will never see him again and that is final young lady!"
No! No don't say it!
"I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU BOTH!"
Who is that…?
That voice… it sounds so familiar…
"Kagome wake up!"
Kagome's eyes fluttered open and he eyes focused on silver. Long silver hair, and worried golden eyes.
"Inu…yasha?" She rasped out, her throat dry and scratchy.
"Kagome!" he sounded relieved and she could feel his warm fingers skim her cheek.
Kagome noticed that she was in his room, all the curtains were drawn closed and there was only a single lamp on beside the bed. Suddenly the memory of what happened came rushing back to her. Everything with Naraku, hitting her head, a flash of silver. Inuyasha! He must have shown up!
Kagome quickly sat up, and regretted it when pain shot through her skull. With a grimace she gripped her head.
"Kagome don't move like that!" Inuyasha scolded, and she could feel him lowering her back down onto the soft bed. He fixed the pillows so she was half sitting half lying. She had been out for the next day and into the night. It was now about one in the morning.
"Inuyasha are you alright?" Kagome asked worriedly, making her throat sorer.
"I'm fine," he replied with a bit of an edge to his voice as he reached over to the stand to grab the bottle of water that was sitting there. "Here drink this."
Kagome gulped it down gratefully then set the bottle back down. "What happened after I was knocked out?"
"We fought him then that cowardly bastard just took off after we started weakening him," he growled, barely containing his anger. Not only was he anger that the asshole got away, he was angry that Kagome left him like that. His worry overrode his anger; he had to make sure she was alright.
"We?" She was confused.
"Yeah we," he replied coolly, his golden eyes dark. "The people that care about you. You know Kouga, Ayame, Miroku, Sango, and of course myself. Perhaps you had fucking forgotten?"
Kagome winced at his tone. He wasn't yelling, but his voice was harsh and accusing.
"Is everyone alright?" she asked softly.
"Everyone is fine, nothing that won't heal," he replied stiffly, getting off the bed to stand at the end of the bed. She could tell he was angry, his whole body was tense and his aura radiated anger… and hurt.
"Inuyasha ," She said softly, trying to comfort him. She hadn't meant to hurt him, she was trying to protect him. "I'm sorry I-"
"You're sorry!" Inuyasha exploded, rounding to face her. His eyes were dark, they were swirling with emotion. Anger, hurt, worry…. fear. "You fucking leave all on your own and went after damn lunatic, and you're sorry? You could have been killed! Do you not fucking care about anyone else? Did you not think about how not having you would affect everyone? How it would affect me?"
"I figured it would be the only way to keep you safe… it would have been for the best."
"For the… Do you not fucking hear yourself?" he asked in disbelief.
"I hear myself just fine okay?" she snapped, irritated that he just didn't get it. "If I succeeded in killing him then there would be no more problem! And if he killed me, then problem solved as well! Without me, there would be no reason for him to harm you!"
"You don't fucking get it do you?" Inuyasha demanded, throwing his hands up in exasperation. "You seriously think that, that would be the best thing? Why don't you just trust me to protect you Kagome?"
"I do trust you Inuyasha! It's him I don't trust!"
"So you're just going to leave everyone that cares about you. Leave me. Don't you get it Kagome? I love you! I want you by my side forever!"
Kagome stared at him, her sapphire eyes cloudy with emotion. Angry that he didn't understand, guilt, shock… happiness.
Maybe he was right… did she really think Naraku so bad that even Inuyasha couldn't defeat him? No. No she didn't. Inuyasha was strong, determined, and…. he loved her. She just didn't want anything to happen to him… she wanted to keep him safe. She wanted to protect him, because she loved him. But… she had been wrong. She shouldn't have done what she did, she shouldn't have left alone. She should have trusted him, trusted her friends… and herself.
Without a word, she launched herself from the bed and jumped on him, wrapping her legs around his waist and her arms around his neck. Inuyasha stumbled back a few feet from the sudden impact and instinctively wrapped his arms around her waist. Kagome ignored the pain in her head, to focused on everything else.
"Oh Inuyasha!" she sobbed. "I'm so sorry! I should never have done that! I am so sorry for not having faith in you! I'm sorry I hurt you," she whispered the last part.
"Kagome," he said her name softly as he hugged her back.
"I love you Inuyasha… I will never do anything like that again," she whispered, pulling back to look at his face. "I will never hurt you again. I trust you with my life, and I love you with all my heart. Forgive me? Please?"
Inuyasha's heart lurched in his chest, hearing her say those words that he has wanted to hear for so long. His eyes softened, the anger completely drained out of him as soon as those words passed her lips.
"Of course I forgive you wench," he said and gave her a soft kiss on her lips.
"Hey I told you not to call me that!" she mocked pouted and he chuckled. Amazing how this woman can infuriate him one minute, and make him laugh the next.
He carried her to the bed, and laid her down gently. Kagome grimaced as the pain returned to her head, and Inuyasha frowned.
"Here let me go get you something for that," he said, leaping out of the bed and was gone before she could say anything.
A few seconds later she heard a very soft knock on the door.
"Kagome?" came the shy whisper as a small red-headed boy poked his head into her room.
'Oh my Kami! Shippo! I can't believe I forgot him!' Kagome thought guiltily to herself.
"Hey Shippo," Kagome said with a smile and the young kit took a few steps into the room. "What are you doing up so late?"
"I just wanted to make sure you were alright…" he said shyly, giving her a nervous smile. He seemed worried… and scared. Could that be the only reason he was up?
Kagome patted the bed beside her and he instantly scurried over and hopped into the bed with her.
"Oh I'm alright Shippo," Kagome assured him as she gave him a smile. "Just a little bump on the head."
"Oh," he said quietly, glad she wasn't really hurt.
"Is there something else bothering you Shippo?" she asked softly. Shippo looked at her, with bright green eyes.
"I had a nightmare," he whispered, like he was confessing to a huge sin. Kagome wrapped her arms around him and he snuggled into her chest, his little sniffle noises reaching Kagome's ears.
"There there Shippo, it was just a dream…" Kagome cooed, stroking his soft hair.
"Am…am I a big baby 'cause I'm scared of a bad dream?" he asked worriedly.
"Want to know a secret?" Kagome whispered to him, and his eyes went huge as he nodded. Kagome looked around, pretending to make sure no one was around to hear her "secret". "I have nightmares to."
"You do?" Shippo asked in awe.
"Mmhmm," Kagome nodded, giving him a small smile. "I even get really scared."
"You get scared?"
"Yes Shippo. Everyone get's scared. Even grown-ups," Kagome nodded. "It's okay to be scared Shippo."
"Kagome?" he asked again, looking up at her with unshed tears. "Will…will you ever leave me..?"
It broke Kagome's heart hearing him say that, tears springing to her eyes at the desperate look on his face, and the fear in his eyes.
"No Shippo," Kagome whispered, wrapping her arm around him so she could cuddle with him. "I will never leave you."
And she meant it. She was never going to leave him, not if she could help it. She wasn't going to ever leave the people that she cares about, that care about her ever again. Before she drifted off to sleep she made a mental note that Shippo's birthday was in two days. She was going to give him the best party ever.
Inuyasha gave a crooked smile after he heard her with the kit. He had been standing outside the door that Shippo had left open.
'She would make a great mother,' Inuyasha thought, sending a pull to his heartstrings. He could picture her running around chasing their children. He pictured a little girl, that looked just like her, only with his ears and he smiled.
Quietly he opened the door, and made his way over to stand beside the bed. Kagome was already asleep, the young kitsune curled against her side. He set the pills down on the night stand along with a glass of water. He turned and left the room.
Sango laid there in bed, holding in a groan. She couldn't believe it... this couldn't be happening right now. But of course she couldn't deny the full sensation in her lower region... she had to pee. Now of course that normally didn't bother her, after all it was natural. What bothered her was the fact that she was comfortably wrapped up in strong arms, and didn't want to move. Due to her injuries she was laying on her back with both of Miroku's arms wrapped around her. Not to tight where he would cause pain to her injuries but not to lose either.
Actually her injuries were healing really fast, thanks to Kaede's amazing concoctions. She had been shoving the stuff down her throat like clock work about every 4-6 hours. Miroku had been by her side since they got back from their encounter with Naraku. Miroku's injuries were pretty much gone thanks to Kaede. Miroku had asked her why she didn't sell her stuff and since she would make a lot of money. Sango had giggled at the look of offense on her face as she proceeded to give him the " family secrets are never to be sold" speech she always gave to anyone that asked her.
With a sigh of defeat Sango slowly pulled Miroku's arm off of her and rolled off the arm under her and got out of the bed. Miroku muttered something in his sleep but didn't wake. Sango quietly dashed off to the bathroom. After she was done she decided to go get something to eat, since she hadn't eaten properly since the other day.
Sango quietly shut the door behind her and made her way downstairs to the kitchen. There were a few night lights on to light the hallways but after she got downstairs it was pretty dark. Good thing she knew this place like the back of her hand and didn't trip over anything. As she turned the corner to go into the kitchen she ran right into someone.
"Shit!" she hissed in pain as the sudden collision jolted her sore body. Two strong arms caught her before she hit the floor.
"Damn Sango watch were the hell your going!" Inuyasha grumbled as he righted her on her feet before he let go of her.
"Like I could see you," she scoffed as she reached over and flicked the light on. Inuyasha's eyes blinked a few times, getting used to the sudden brightness.
"Keh. You alright?" he asked, crossing his arms across his chest.
"Yeah doing good. Kaede is an excellent healer," Sango gave him a thumbs up then proceeded to the fridge. "So hows Kagome? Has she woken up yet?"
"Yeah actually not to long ago. She's doing fine, and she as hell knows what she did was stupid," Inuyasha informed her as he leaned against the island.
Sango almost felt sorry for her best friend, waking up from that then having to deal with Inuyasha. But hey! She shouldn't have done that! Even if Sango did understand her reasoning... she still didn't support her decision. She noticed the pan on the stove full of water.
"Where you cooking in the dark?" Sango asked, giving him a you're-weird-look as she opened the container of left over steak stir-fry
"Hey I'm a hanyou! I can see just fine in the dark!" Inuyasha defended, and Sango rolled her eyes.
"Yeah so great that you didn't noticed you turned the wrong burner on?" Sango asked with a quirk of a brow, indicating the bright red burner beside the one the pan was on.
"No wonder it was taking so freakin' long!" Inuyasha exclaimed as he turned it off and turned the right one on.
"Wow," Sango laughed as she popped her food into the microwave.
"Shut up," Inuyasha growled as he plopped himself into a seat at the island. "How's Miroku doing?"
"He's doing good," Sango blushed slightly. After all he had been staying with her in her room this whole time. "Kaede's medicine helped him a lot."
"Yeah old hag has a talent with that. Why doesn't she sell that stuff? She could make millions," Inuyasha commented.
"Don't ever ask her," Sango giggled, "or you will get a thirty minute lecture on how dishonorable it is to sell your families secrets and such."
"Keh," was all Inuyasha said as he got up and dumped the noodles in the now boiling water. Sango's microwave beeped and she went to pull out the container but instantly snatched her hand away from the very hot container.
"Ouch!" she grunted and went in search of a hot pad. Inuyasha rolled his eyes and grabbed the container and plopped it down on the island. "Wasn't that hot...?" Sango asked as she sat down with a pair of chopsticks.
"Keh," Inuyasha smirked. "Hanyou remember?"
"Right. Well thanks anyway," Sango smiled and started eating, blowing on her bites before putting them into her mouth. Inuyasha drained the water, mixed in his seasoning and sat down beside Sango with his chopsticks.
"Not even going to use a bowl?" Sango quirked a brow, amused.
"Keh what's the difference? It's just another dish that will be dirty," Inuyasha shrugged and started eating his noodles straight out of the pan.
Sango giggled and continued to eat her food. She thought about Miroku as she ate. How handsome he was, how kind and funny he is. She never expected him to actually be decent. Miroku hasn't left her side since she came back from Naraku.
"He really likes you, you know," Inuyasha said suddenly.
"Eh?" Sango blinked a few times.
"Miroku," Inuyasha continued. "He must really like you."
"What makes you say that?" Sango asked with a light blush.
"Keh he took you out on a date for one. He never does that. I haven't seen him grope any other female lately and he's always got this dumb look on his face when your around," Inuyasha stated as he polished off the rest of his noodles.
"Dumb look?" Sango asked.
"Yeah you know. This kind of look," Inuyasha said and demonstrated. He had this very exaggerated dreamy look on his face and gave a very long feminine sigh. Sango started laughing and Inuyasha just grinned at her.
"Yeah he hasn't left my side lately," Sango added softly after she settled down.
"Like I said he's in love with you," Inuyasha shrugged and got up and dumped the pan into the sink.
"Love?" Sango choked. "Let's not get to ahead of ourselves..."
"Deny it all you want," Inuyasha shrugged again. "Your both crazy about each other. Keh don't waste time when you have someone who wants to be with you." He gave her a pointed look before sauntering towards the door. "Well see you tomorrow," with that he gave her a solute and a grin and was gone.
'Wow Inuyasha is smarter than what people give him credit for,' Sango thought with a smile.
"Ah Sango! I'm glad I found ye!" Kaede said with a smile as she came in a few minutes later.
"Oh hey Kaede. What are you doing up? It's like two in the morning..."
"It's time for your medicine. This should be the last dose and ye should be healed by morning. Maybe sore but that's about it," Kaede answered and handed Sango the cup. Sango grimaced then quickly chugged it.
"Thanks Kaede," Sango said with a smile, handing her back the cup.
"Your welcome child," Kaede nodded. "Now I'm off to bed. I just came from Kagome's room and she's asleep with that little Shippo. Inuyasha was just laying down when I got there."
"She healing good?"
"Aye. She should be fine by tomorrow. Rest is the best thing for all of ye now," she told her.
"Hai Kaede-sama. Thank you for all your help," Sango gave her a kiss on the cheek.
"Well someone has to take care of all ye brats," Kaede said fondly with a chuckle.
"Good night," Sango said to her as she walked toward the door.
Sango made her way back up the stairs and quietly entered her room. Miroku was still laying there asleep. She smiled softly and tiptoed across the room and laid down.
"I thought you had ran away," came Miroku's teasing voice and she jumped when his arms wrapped around her.
"Oh I'm sorry Miroku did I wake you?" Sango whispered apologetically, turning in his arms to face him.
"I don't mind waking up to your beautiful face," Miroku murmured then pressed his lips to hers. She kissed him back, her heart beating faster against her chest. She moaned softly when he kissed down her jaw and down her throat.
"Miroku wait I-"
Miroku pulled away from her, and gave her an understanding smile.
"It's alright Sango. I will be here waiting when your ready," he told her and Sango smiled. She just wasn't sure about everything yet and still needed some time... she was glad that he understood.
"Thank you Miroku," She whispered and gave him a soft kiss on his lips.
'You are more than worth waiting for,' Miroku thought with a sleepy smile as Sango laid her head on his chest.
"Are you positive your alright?"
"For the hundredth time Keiji, I am fine," Kagome assured the worried man.
Kagome had felt pretty great when she woke up and decided it was time for work. She had so many things to get done in just a short amount of time! Sango had even come into work, even though Kagome had urged her to stay home and rest. She refused of course, and rode to work with Kagome, along with Inuyasha. He was not going to let her out of his sight. Sango had taken off to make a few calls. She and Inuyasha had only been in the office for a few minutes before she heard footsteps coming rapidly towards her door.
Keiji had come running when he had seen her and gripped her in a huge hug, and she could have sworn she heard Inuyasha growl. After Keiji had ranted and raved, and paced for a full 20 minutes, he calmed down.
"You promise not to ever do something like that again right?" he demanded. He had been frantic since he heard about what happened and was beyond pissed off at that bastard Naraku.
"Hai," Kagome nodded, looking him straight in the eye.
"You better not," he said seriously, but then gave her a playful nudge with his elbow. "Besides if something happened to you then who would go out to eat with me?"
"Maybe you should try taking a girlfriend," Kagome shot back playfully then laughed at the look of mock horror on his face.
"Me? A girlfriend? Ha! They are to much work," he said loftily with a roll of his eyes.
"Ain't that the truth," Inuyasha muttered playfully, as he sat ontop of her desk.
"Hey! I resent that!" Kagome said with a pout, Inuyasha chuckled and pulled her onto his lap.
"Aw you know you look so cute when you pout like that," he said and gave her a quick kiss on her pouting lips.
"Well seems you two are getting along quite well," Keiji commented with a grin and Kagome blushed slightly, then tried to get up but Inuyasha's arms were locked firmly around her waist. "Finally giving it a try eh?"
"Hai," Kagome confirmed with a smile. She could feel Inuyasha's hard muscular legs under her bottom, and his hand carressed her side gently.
"See? I told you so," Keiji grinned smugly, his arms crossed over his chest.
"Keh would have been a lot sooner if she wasn't so damn stubborn," Inuyasha snorted from behind her.
"Hai, Kaggie has always been stubborn," Keiji nodded, agreeing.
"Pfft like you two aren't stubborn? hah!" she scoffed, trying to wiggle out of Inuyasha's grasp. She was starting to get goosebumps from his soft touches. His arms tightened around her as he leaned close to whisper in her ear.
"I would stop wiggling like that if I were you, unless you want me to throw you ontop of this desk..."
As tempting as that sounded to her, she decided it wasn't such a great idea and stopped moving, blushing.
"Well I will leave you two alone. I got to get going anyway," Kieji informed them.
"Where to?" Kagome asked.
"Have a meeting my dad needs me at. Onigumo's want a merger with our company," he replied sourly. The Onigumo's have been pursuing a merger for months now. His father didn't want to join with them and keeps denying but they keep coming back, the next offer better than the last.
"Keh I wouldn't do that. My father has been denying them for years now," Inuyasha said seriously. "He says they are nothing but dirty conartists."
"I agree whole heartily," Keiji said in disgust, shifting his wieght from one foot to the other. "Everytime we deny them they just keep coming back. Making better deals than the one before. But they sound way to good to be true, so more than likely they are lying."
"Yeah don't be getting mixed up with them," Kagome warned. She didn't want Keiji's father's company to crumble and that's exactly what would happen.
"Ha no way in hell," he said, flashing her a grin. "Well I got to be off, dad will kill me if I'm late."
He waved and left, leaving the two love birds alone.
"I hope he's careful," Kagome said, worried that something might happen to him. She had made sure he knew about the photos of him. She wanted him to know that he needed to watch his back.
"Don't worry Kagome, I have people watching over everyone," Inuyasha told her, after seeing the fear in her eyes.
"Thank you Inuyasha," Kagome said turning around in his lap to face him.
"Don't you worry Kagome, we will beat him. Make no mistake," Inuyasha said without a doubt in his mind.
"Hai," Kagome agreed and gazed into the golden orbs of the man she loved.
Without a word Inuyasha leaned in and gave her a deep kiss, that she returned happily. She refused to let Naraku have anymore control over her life. The next step was to deal with her memories... but that will have to wait some other time. That was one she still wasn't wanting to even think about.
He kissed down her throat, nibbing at her collar bone and she moaned. His hand went under her shirt, caressing her soft belly and reaching her breasts. He tugged her bra down, letting one perfect globe escape it's hold. Kagome moaned when she felt him tweaking her nipple.
"Inuyasha we can't," Kagome protested. Even though she really wanted to continue, they had a lot of things to do today. He growled softly and nuzzled her neck, but pulled her bra back up to cover her soft breast. It felt so right being in his arms, everything felt so perfect.
"Later then," he grinned and gave her a quick rough kiss, and set her down on her feet.
"Later," she repeated breathlessly, and Inuyasha smirked at her. "Well come on let's go get you measured."
He groaned dramatically and she giggled, grabbing his hand and leading him out the door.
Sango had already started when Kagome walked through the door. There were about eight models standing around the room, all of them with their shirts off. Kagome had decided to get the measurments in so they could alter the clothes properly. The show was in about two weeks. Most of outifits were assembled, there was just a few left to actually make. They rest of them just needed a few adjustments and touch ups. Kagome spotted Sango toward the left side of the room, measuring the waist of a cute shirtless man. She barely even noticed as she quickly did her job, then drapped the tape around her neck and grabbed a clipboard.
"Hey Kagome!" Sango waved, noticing her best friend coming toward her.
They both decided that work was the best thing for them right now. It took their mind off of things for awhile, and just made them feel a little normal again. Naraku was hovering on the surface of everyone's mind, but they all kept shoving him back, hoping to escape from the situation, at least for a little while. Trying to keep theirselves sane, and figure out exactly what they should do.
"Hey Sango! What's up?"
" Only got about seven more to go," she said, indicated the other models.
"Where is the rest of them?"
"Oh they are already measured so I just sent them back to whatever it was they were doing," she answered, motioning another model to her.
"Alright Sango's on the ball today!" Kagome grinned at her and Sango flashed a a thumps up. Kagome grabbed a measuring tape from a table, and turned to Inuyasha. "Your turn!"
"Keh," was all he said as he pulled his shirt off. She let her eyes roam over him, nice tan, hard body.
She stood in front of him and wrapped the tape around him, her hands grazing his sides gently, and slowly. He drew in a small breath at the touch of her soft hands and she gave him a sexy smile. She measured his waist at 30". She measure around his chest, once again her hands lingering on his body a little longer than necessary. Size 36" and then she bent down on one knee to measure his leg.
Inuyasha watched her, and she gave his front a meaningful look before she looked up at him and gave a slow smile. All he wanted to do was snatch her up and find somewhere to make love to her. After measuring, she wrote it down into the list Sango had already had.
"Hm perfect," Kagome mumbled, only loud enough for him to hear and he smirked.
"Oh Kags before I forget," Sango drew their attention and Inuyasha put his shirt back on, almost grinning when he seen the disappointment on Kagome's face.
"I booked that animal guy and some of the circus people," Sango told her happily.
"Excellent!" Kagome smiled, clasping her hands together.
"Do I even want to know...?" Inuyasha asked confused. What could they have planned with animals and circus people..?
"Shippo's birthday is Wednesday! And he's never had a party," Kagome told him. "So I am going to give him the best party ever." Kagome couldn't wait for Shippo to see his brithday party. She was going to make sure that there was all kinds of things there that his age would consider cool. Oh yes she planned on making Shippo's birthday a day he would never forget!
"Yeah I can't wait to see the look on his face," Sango smiled. Shippo was such a sweet kid. Kaede told her that he had been having a blast in the game room. Kouga would go in and play games with him, so would Hakkaku and Ginta. He was particularly good at fighting games. A lot of the same games that Kohaku liked, and often played when he was there.
"And who's all going to be there...?" Inuyasha asked with a raised brow.
"I'm inviting the entire second grade classes at the local school," Kagome answered, heading to the back of the room to work on more of her clothes.
"That's like... 60 kids Kagome," Inuyasha said stunned, following her.
"Well good, then he should be able to make plenty of friends, especially since he's going to be going to school there soon," Kagome said matter of fact as she got to work embroidering a vest.
"And where do you plan to have this party...?"
"I'm renting out the country club a about fifteen minutes away," Sango informed him. "That way we have plenty of room for whatever events we want, and there will be a pool and also it's a place they all will be able to eat at."
"What are your plans with Shippo...?" Inuyasha asked quietly, leaning against the table, watching her.
"I'm not sure yet..." Kagome admitted. She really would want to adopt him, but with the Naraku problem... she didn't want something to happen to her and leave Shippo to end up in another orphanage. She wanted him to have a family, and to be happy and never have to worry about anything ever again.
"Do you want him to stay with you Kagome?" Inuyasha asked her seriously. If she was considering adopting him, he would welcome the little guy into his family as well, after all he was planning on being with Kagome forever.
"I don't know..." Kagome sighed. "On one hand I would love to have him, but on the other... if something were to happen I don't want him to be put through that as well as what he has already been through..."
"Nothing is going to happen to you," Inuyasha said, striding over to her to lift her chin up. "I will protect you no matter what."
"Hai, I know you will," Kagome whispered sincerely, her eyes shining with trust. It amazed her how much she loved him, how much she trusted and wanted to be with him.
"Do what you think is right," he told her, then gave her a soft kiss on the lips and let her get back to work.
'I have never had this connection with anyone before,' Kagome thought as she got to work on vest she had been holding. She cast a glance to Inuyasha out of the corner of her eye. He had sauntered back over to Sango and was talking with her. She smiled. 'What is this that I have with him? It's deeper than love... it's something so much more...'
Then she remembered him saying something about mates, when Miroku had said something about Rin being Sesshoumaru's mate...
She decided to talk to Inuyasha later, for now all she wanted to do was focus on getting the rest of her designs done. After all she only had about two weeks left. She couldn't believe it's only been a little over two weeks since that day at her fashion show, where she had met Inuyasha.
'So many things have happened,' Kagome thought. 'How can one love someone they have only known for such a short amount of time?'
She decided she didn't care, and that it was very real. She glanced over at Inuyasha again and noticed Sango had made him carry three boxes of material in and giggled at the look of helplessness on his face as she set him to work.
Things might be alright right now... but things are going to get bad. Real bad, and she knew it. She decided to enjoy the time she had, and to prepare for the worst. It was only a matter of time before he would make his move, and she was going to be ready for him.
Ayame munched on a piece of strawberry pocky, watching the code numbers fly across her computer screen. She decided to hack into the Onigumo's computer mainframe to see if she could find any clues for anything Naraku related.
She had been at this for a few hours now, it was already going on five pm. Their security was pretty strong and one of the best systems she's seen in awhile. But Ayame's special talent was computer hacking, and she absolutely loved a challenge.
"Come on baby," Ayame cooed to her computer as codes flashed across the screen.
"How's it going?" Kouga asked, as he walked into the room, carrying a tray of food and two cans of pop. He and Ayame have been on the computers for the past several hours, trying to find out anything and everything they could that might help. Ayame got the brilliant idea to get access to Onigumo's computers to see what she could find out.
"It's taking awhile, but I think I should be able to get it soon," she answered, the smell of rice and pepper steak with vegetables hitting her sensitive nose. "Mmm food!"
"Yeah Kaede cooked," Kouga grinned at her, setting the tray down. He knew that Ayame would be hungry, they had been up for a long time now. She had been fussing over him, since he unjured his leg. He kept waving her off, rolling his eyes at her as she exagerated his injury. He was perfectly fine now, but he secretly missed the care he had recieved but was relieved as well.
"Kami I love that woman! She always comes to the rescue," Ayame exclaimed, picking up a plate and chopsticks and sat back down in front of her computer.
"What am I? Chopped liver?" Kouga muttered, sitting down with his own food and drink.
"Aw Kougie you know your my hero," Ayame said with a mischievous smile and he grinned and winked at her. She happily ate her food, watching her screen flashing code numbers at a lightening speed.
While Kouga ate, he checked the security cameras. There were some all around the Higurashi property, including around the dojo. Outlined the entire property, including the pools inside and out. He switched to the property cameras, seen nothing out of the ordinary. He seen Ginta and Hakkaku arguing, which was nothing unusual, at the edge of the woods.
'Probably another snake,' Kouga snorted in his head, switching to the main gate. He seen Miroku leaving, and moved the control stick around to move the camera around. He caught a flash of white out of the corner of his eye.
"What was that?" he asked himself out loud, turning it back around, pointing directly to the shrubs around the outside of the gate.
"What was what?" Ayame asked, coming to stand behind him to peer at the screen. she didn't see anything but some bushes.
"Thought I seen something," he said, as he watched Miroku pulling out of the main gates in his care, cell phone to ear.
"Back track the camera," Ayame told him. She clicked a few buttons and the tape rewound a few seconds.
"There!" he exclaimed, pausing the camera. He seen something white, peaking out of the bushes.
"What is it?"
"I don't know.. let's enhance the image," he said, moving the control stick around in a circle, zooming in. It was blurry so he hit a few buttons and the image came out crystal clear.
"Who the fuck is that?" Kouga growled, irritatedly. Who the hell would be hiding in the bushes like that?
It was the side view of a young woman, still a child even. Her hair was white, her face pale, and her eyes black. It was only a partial picture of the side of her face, barely noticeable at all until enhanced.
"Here I will run it," Ayame said and ran it through a identification program. It ran through pictures from all around the world, flashing picture after picture until they finally found a match.
"Well guess we know who's been spying on us," Kouga said in disgust as he looked at the picture. It was Mr. and Mrs. Onigumo at a ball, a small girl standing in the picture in front of them.
"Kanna?" Ayame asked, shocked. Kanna was the youngest child, fourteen years old. She had shoulder length white hair, pale skin, and dull black eyes. She was a quiet girl, always seeming to be submissive to her family, and was robotic in ways.
"Yeah who would suspect a fourteen year old girl?" Kouga said shaking his head.
"That bastard has his own kid sister doing his dirty work," Ayame said in disbelief. Of course no one would suspect her, and despite her appearances, could easily around without much notice.
"That dirty elephant ball sack," he growled, hitting the print button. He had to print out the picture he had gotten to show the others. Ayame raised a brow at that one. "What?" he asked innocently.
"Elephant ball sack?"
"I like to be creative," he grinned, wiggling his eyebrows at her. That's what she would tell him all the time when she would say some off the wall name. But elephant ball sack? She couldn't help but laugh and give him a kiss on his cheek.
"Access granted," they heard a robotic voice say as red 'Acess Granted' flashed across Ayame's flat computer screen.
"YES!" Ayame exclaimed, sprinting over and flopping into her chair. Kouga pushed away from his desk, rolling him and his chair over to sit beside her.
She skillfully went through file after file. She went through proposals, reciepts, flight schedules, employee lists, among others.
"Everything seems normal so far," Ayame said, her gaze flicking quickly across the screen, doing a quick analogy of what she was reading.
"Them? Normal? HAH! I bet we will find something," Kouga predicted. After all there had been suspicions of them for years, just no one able to prove it. They covered their tracks pretty well, and anyone that ever got to close ended up disapearing or dying in some way or another. It was never able to be traced back to them however.
"More than likely," she agreed.
"Check that," Kouga said, pointing a file labeled charity investments. "They don't donate to charity," he scoffed. Even if they showed up to events they normally didn't donate, unless they had other motives.
Ayame clicked on it, and went through names and information on charities they have hosted. "All these seem legit..."
"But I'm going to run these account numbers just to be sure," she said. After about ten minutes she smiled smugly.
"All these are completely bogus. These accounts match up to Onigumo's personal account numbers."
"So they are stealing money?"
"Like over thousands to millions of dollars of money," she answered, calculating the amount mentally. How did no one ever notice these before? Than again not many people would be able to succesfully crack their security either.
"I bet they are ripping off other companies to," he speculated, leaning back in his chair, eyeing the computer.
"Most likely," she said, printing off the information she just gathered. She would analyze them further and decided what to do later.
"That whole family is shitty," Kouga snorted hatefully.
"No doubt about that," she agreed.
"Hey look there is a hidden file on here," she said a few minutes later, clicking on it. "Hmm it won't let me access it."
"It has another security lock on it," she said, as her fingers rapidly punched in numbers and letters on her keyboard. "This has a pretty intense system on it."
"Can you break it?"
"Of course I can break it," she scoffed, already starting to work on it. "It's just a matter of time. This could take hours or days. The firewall and security are pretty high tech."
"What could they be hiding?" Kouga wondered.
"I don't know, but I'm going to be finding out," Ayame said confidently.
"That's my girl," he grinned she flashed him a brilliant smile.
Sango hummed to herself as she let in a pair of pants to fit the model that was going to wear it. After Kagome had left to book people, she decided to go ahead and finish up the last few adjustments on the items that were available. Kagome still had to assemble a few more outfits, and a few still needed final touches. They were making pretty good progress considering what they have been through.
Sango couldn't stop thinking about what Inuyasha said the night before. Did Miroku really love her? She most certainly had strong feelings for him. Even though she hasn't even known him that long, it didn't matter she stil cared about him.
Then her mind would wonder to the situation at hand, and no matter how many times she would shove it to the back of her mind it would always return. What is Naraku going to do next? Who was going to be the next victim? She couldn't believe that someone had been following them for a while now, and no one even noticed. No one even suspected it.
'I can't help but wonder about everything. I'm scared about what is going to happen next... There is no telling what that bastard would do,' Sango though, snipping some threads on the inside of a shirt, so she could adjust it.
"Hey beautiful," a voice came from behind her and she jumped and spun around.
"Miroku! You scared me," she sighed but broke out into a smile.. He was standing in front of her in black dress pants and a silk purple dress shirt, one hand behind his back. She was glad to see him, she missed him quit a bit even though she had just seen him this morning before she left.
"Ah my apologies," he said then pulled a dozen roses out from behind his back. "Maybe this will make up for that."
Miroku on the other hand had been thinking about her all day as well. He had stopped at the flower shop on his way over, and whistled as he strolled into the building to find her.
"Miroku they are lovely," Sango breathed, taking them from him. She had never gotten roses from anyone before. It sent a warmth flooding into the pit of her stomach.
"Not as lovely as you my dear," he grinned and her cheeks flushed with a light pink color. The other workers were giving her curious and winks.
"Thank you," she said, smiling brightly. "I have never gotten flowers before..."
"Then I am honored to be the first one," Miroku smiled and gave her a bow. She laughed and then gave a small curtsy.
"Oh and before I forget... do you have any plans Wednesday?" Sango inquired.
"Why you want to spend some along time together?" he asked waggling his eyebrows at her suggestivly.
"No!" Sango exclaimed, smacking him in the arm playfully. "Shippo's having a birthday party."
"I think it starts at three."
"Then I shall see you there," he winked at her. "But for now I got to get Inuyasha to a photo shoot."
"Alright," Sango said, a little disappointed that he was leaving already.
Miroku heard the disappointment and then gave her a long passionate kiss.
"Until then my lovely Sango," he murmured then took off.
After Sango had regained herself after being kissed senseless she broke out into a huge smile.
'Maybe I love him after all,' she thought inhaling the sweet smell of her roses.
"Thank you Mrs. Tochigi, I shall see you Wednesday with the children!" Kagome hung up the phone happily, successfully inviting 58 7-8 year old kids to Shippo's birthday. She was sitting at her desk, the phone pretty much glued to her ear.
"Keh, how are you going to keep an eye on all those kids?" Inuyasha asked from his spot lounging on the couch.
"Well there will be adults there. A few teachers and parents are coming, you and me will be there, so will Sango and everyone else," she said, already searching through the computer for the numbers of more places she still had to call. It was only about 5:30 and she still had a lot to do.
"Great," Inuyasha rolled his eyes. "Oh what fun this is going to be..."
"Don't you have like a photo shoot or something to be at?" Kagome spun around in her chair, scowling at him.
"Actually yeah, Miroku is on his way to come get me soon," Inuyasha said matter of fact. "And your coming with me."
"Yeah right," Kagome scoffed rolling her saphire eyes.
"I'm serious. Your not going to be out of my sight."
"Inuyasha I'll be just fine here. Besides I have a lot to do," she told him, even though she kind of liked the idea of going to work with him.
"Keh you can do it there," he said stubbornly, hoisting himself off the couch to come stand in front of her.
"I can't sew there." she pointed out. She had a few more outfits that still needed put together. She wanted to get as much done as she could before something happened that would prevent her from doing it. After all she had no idea when he was going to strike again...
"Save that for tomorrow."
"No Kagome," he said with finiality in his voice. "You can either come willingly with me, or I'm going to throw you over my shoulder and carry you out."
"You wouldn't dare!" Kagome leapt out of her chair to stand in front of him.
"You want to bet?" Inuyasha challenged with a cock of his brow.
"Gah your impossible!" she through her hands up in the air. She knew darn well he would do it, and she was not about to go through that embarrassment. She could only imagine would people would say if they seen Inuyasha carrying her kicking and screaming out of her.
"Impossibly in love," he grinned and he seen her scowl soften and she rolled her eyes playfully.
"Shut up," she said, with a twinkle of humor in her eyes.
Then there was a knock at her door, and then Miroku came in, a huge grin on his face.
"Just got back from seeing Sango?" Inuyasha asked, noting his very chipper mood.
"How did you know?" Miroku asked, grinning.
"Because you have that dumb look on your face," he snorted.
"You mean the same look that you get when your around Kagome?" Miroku retorted and smirked at Inuyasha's scowl.
"Eh?" Kagome was confused. What dumb look? Miroku looked like he was normal to her.
"Nothing. Come on we don't want to be late!" Miroku said cheerfully, pivoting on his foot to leave.
"So you want me to carry you?" Inuyasha asked pointedly. Kagome huffed, grabbed her purse and followed Miroku out the door. "Thought so!"
"I give you one small task," the cold voice said harshly, "and you can not do it?"
"Look Naraku," Kagura said irritatedly, "I had no choice but to leave. That bastard Inutashio showed up."
There was no way she could kill him. He was a great dog demon after all. It was bad enough that she was messing with his family. She was surprised she wasn't found and killed yet.
"She was just a simple little human girl. A pregnant human bitch and you could not kill her before someone showed up?"
"Well next time you can do your own dirty work," Kagura snapped angrily. Before she could blink she was pinned to the wall behind her, Naraku's hand gripping her throat painfully.
"You disrespectful little bitch!" he snarled, the dark energy engulfing his hand. A burning sensation coursed through her throat and started to the rest of her body. "If you ever speak to me that way again, you will find that precious little sister of ours laying in a pool of her own blood. You will do as your told and you will get it done. Do I make myself clear Kagura?"
All she could do was nod, her vision was already starting to blacken, her body feeling like it was slowly burning alive.
"Good," he said coldly and removed his hand.
She feel to the ground in a heap, supporting herself with on arm and her other hand massaging her throat as she coughed violently. She looked at him with pure hate in her eyes.
"You will do well to remember your place Kagura," he said with a smirk and slid the door open and left the dark room.
'Bastard,' she thought viciously, as she pushed herself to lean against the wall as she glared at his retreating shadow. She hated him! He was always a controlling asshole. He would hurt anyone or anything that got in his way and wasn't above using dirty tricks to get what he wants. He was her parents favorite, after all he was just like them, if not worse! He eliminated anyone that their father had asked him to, and he enjoyed doing it. Kagura hated how she got stuck with this family...
Naraku sat on his futon, his back against the wall with on leg stretched out in front of him as the other was bent, his arm resting on it. He did well hiding the burning effects of the dark miko power coursing in his veins. Pain did not bother him, he was used to pain, and could live with it on a daily basis. If this is what he had to go through to have her, then so be it.
Kagome did not realize the power that lay dormant inside of her. She had power beyond anything anyone would ever be able to comprehend. That's the reason he was so drawn to her. Power excited him, and the most powerful being that may ever walk the earth was just in his grasp. Of course her beauty helped as well. Kagome was a rare and precious jewel that he just couldn't let go. He wanted her more than anything in this world. To break her, to have her at his mercy, to simply possess her.
'You will be mine precious,' he thought with a sadistic smile. 'No one will come between us. I will make sure of it.'
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