Inuyasha stood at the edge of the cliff, deep in thought with his eyes closed, whilst the gentle breeze brushed past him. He opened his eyes, and looked down at his Tetsusaiga – the katana at his waist – before being broken out of his trance by a familiar female voice.
"Heeeey! Earth to Inuyashaaaaaa!" Inuyasha looked behind him, and glared at the hyperactive blonde with a strange hairstyle. "Oh, you're back! Hi there! So, what were you thinking about? Was it your favourite food?" The energetic girl starting poking Inuyasha's side with her elbow, and began to speak a little more slyly. "Or is it a girlfriend?"
Inuyasha walked past her, and then stopped when he was far enough away that her elbow could not reach him. "I was just thinking about a few Manikins I saw earlier. They…Looked familiar…"
"People you knew?" Sawada Tsunayoshi, the young boy travelling with Inuyasha and Sailor Moon, asked him as he walked up to the two of them.
"Yeah…I think. I'm not sure…" Inuyasha responded, looking up at the sky. "Some felt like friends, but that other one…A rival maybe? Not an enemy, at least"
"I see." Tsuna also looked up at the sky, and then down at the gloves he was holding. "I feel the same. There are some manikins I recognise…Not really friends, but more like…Family?" Tsuna put his gloves away, and looked back up at the two. "But, they're only illusions, right?"
A brief silence, and then Sailor Moon spoke up. "That's right! It's just the enemy trying to slow us down!" Sailor Moon began walking off into the woods, and then stopped at the entrance. "We just have to focus on finding our Crystals, and then we can go back home, right?"
Tsuna and Inuyasha turned to Sailor Moon, and nodded in agreement. "Yeah. You're right" Tsuna started, "I don't like the idea of having to fight. I also don't like the thought that I carry his weapon with me…But, I do know this: My friends are back home, in my world. And I want to see them again! I want to have an ordinary, peaceful life! So I'll do what I can, by finding my Crystal, so that I can go home!"
Tsuna and Sailor Moon began walking off into the forest together, and Inuyasha shortly followed after them. "…Fighting to end the fighting, huh? Well, I guess we are from different worlds, after all…As for me, I wouldn't be able to live without fighting."
Sailor Moon laughed and teased Inuyasha. "Showing off your power to assert your dominance? You really are a dog, huh?"
"WHAT WAS THAT! GET BACK HERE!" Inuyasha shouted, as he chased Sailor Moon, who was now on the run. Tsuna began chasing after the two, as their journey together began.
Inuyasha, the young Dog Demon, who seeks power, in order to make a place for himself in the world.
Together with his companions, Sailor Moon and Sawada Tsunayoshi, Inuyasha wanders the Land of Harmony, in search of his Crystal, and to defeat the one who haunts his memories: Naraku.
Naraku approached two of his comrades, wearing his trademark baboon suit. "My, my, you two seem to be in disagreement about something. Perhaps I can be of assistance?"
The two soldiers of Chaos, Byakuran and Fate Averruncus, turned to Naraku. Byakuran kept his innocent smile on, and began to explain things. "Aah, Mr. Monkey. Nice to see you. We were just discussing our strategy." Byakuran took a marshmallow out of his bag, and took a bit out of it, before continuing. "I thought it would best if we just attacked them all at once, but-"
Fate interrupted, stepping forward and voicing his objection. "That would be far too reckless. Our job is to defeat the pawns of Cosmos, and then defeat the Goddess of Harmony herself. As efficiently as possible. It would be better to separate them, and attack in their confusion, when their guards are down."
Naraku let out a chuckle, and turned around. "I think I might have a plan that will agree with both of you. Just sit back, and watch."
"WIND SCAR!" Inuyasha shouted as he swung his Tetsusaiga, unleashing a huge burst of energy, which tore the 5 Manikins in front of him to pieces. "Well now, that takes care of that!"
Tsuna stared in awe at Inuyasha, who had just re-sheathed his Tetsusaiga. "Awesome…You're so strong! With you here, we don't have anything to worry about!"
Inuyasha glared at Tsuna, who flinched at this, before continuing through the town. "Hmph. Relying on others is what the weak do. You're a man, ain'tcha! Then in that case, stand on your damn feet, and use your own powers, got it!"
Tsuna fell back, and started rubbing his right hip. "Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch!" Tsuna got back up, and started rubbing the back of his neck. "I…I don't really…Have that kind of power…And I don't really like fighting, either."
"Whaaat? But…Weren't you summoned here to fight? Why would Cosmos bring you here if you couldn't fight?" Sailor Moon asked, putting her Tiara back on.
Tsuna looked down at the ground, and thought for a moment. "It's…It's not that I can't fight…I just…"
After a brief moment of silence, a voice from the distance reached the three companions. "Heeeeey! Guuuuuys!" The voice belonged to the child Magister Magi, Negi Springfield. "Finally found someone! Look at what I found!" Negi held out a small badge, in the shape of a white wing.
"…Wait. Is that…A Crystal!" Sailor Moon looked at it in awe, and then started playfully patting Negi's back. "Wow, nice work, kid! You already got one!"
Negi start blushing, and then put the Crystal away. "Yes…It appeared when I thought about how much I wanted to go back home…Maybe it has something to do with our resolve to be with our loved ones?"
Inuyasha started walking away, considering what the child Magician had just said. "Well, kid" he said to Tsuna, "you heard what he said. If the Crystals are linked to our desire to return home, then you don't need to worry about fighting…But, that doesn't mean you should go slaking off, either! If an enemy comes, and we're not around, then you will have to fight! Got it!"
Sailor Moon glared at Inuyasha, though he couldn't see. "Hey! There's no need to be so rude! Sheesh!"
Negi agreed with Inuyasha. "He's right, though. The time may come when you have to fight…As it did with me…" Negi started following Inuyasha. "Well then, shall we?"
Tsuna nodded, and began following them and Sailor Moon. Inuyasha looked back for a second, and then continued on. 'My resolve is set…' Inuyasha began thinking to himself, 'There's only one goal for me – Naraku, when I find you, you're dead-meat!'