~Ch.1 Down The Well~
My alarm was going off by the time I lazily woke up. I slammed my hand onto the alarm button, making it shut off by putting it to sleep. I sat up from the comfort of my bed, only to be welcomed by a cold breeze entering my room. I glanced over at my right and noticed my balcony window was wide open. I stood up, walked over to my window, and closed it shut.
"Yuki Mori, are you awake yet?" I heard a woman's voice from downstairs.
"Yes I am, Hiromi! I'll be down in a second. Just give me time!" I shouted back through the door.
"I just don't want you to be late, that's all!"
I sighed and tore off my pajamas. I folded them neatly on my neatly made bed, and headed over to my closet. I looked through my selection of clothing and grabbed my somewhat dull uniform. My uniform consisted of: a long sleeved, black dress shirt with a bright red tie; a mid-thigh black skirt that somewhat flowed; bright red, over-the-knee length socks with black one-inch heels.
I walked over to my dresser and brushed out my long, maroon hair that reached the middle of my back. I adjusted my bangs for them to cover my small forehead. I looked at my auburn eyes and noticed they were bloodshot. I sighed and put on a silver pendant, which went underneath my dress shirt. I grabbed my blood red backpack, flung it over my back, and raced myself down the stairs. I grabbed a piece of toast and opened the front door, ignoring my foster mother's goodbye for me.
I ran down the concrete sidewalk, almost passing the Higurashi shrine. I stopped myself and ran up the treacherous stairs. When I made it to the entryway, I looked around to see if anyone was home. I walked up to the front door and knocked on it, expecting for an answer. I always stop by to see Souta and his mother, ever since I was merely five years old. Now, eleven years have passed and I never stopped visiting.
I thought I heard someone whisper my name, but I thought I was hallucinating again. The voice called my name, louder each time. I moved my head to the right, looking over at the small shrine where the Bone-Eater's well was kept. I heard Souta's older sister, Kagome, went down the well several times, but this time never returned.
I walked closer to the small shrine and opened the sliding door. I looked down at the well and noticed it had remained untouched. I walked down the stairs and looked over the well. All I saw down below was darkness, possibly a never ending abyss. I felt my heart starting to pound though my chest, as the same voice from before kept on calling my name louder than before.
I flung my legs over the edge of the well, and took a deep breath. I don't know why I'm even going to attempt something as silly as this. I had to find out who was calling my name, and why they were in the first place. I pushed myself off the edge of the well, and soon fell down the well.
I expected to fall to the ground, but I looked around me only to find a strange midnight blue light with the same color orbs. I looked around the atmosphere in awe, but that was soon short lived. The light soon vanished and I found myself at the bottom of the well. I looked up at the well and saw vines that hung over the well.
I took a hold of one of the vines and started to climb upward. When I finally reached to the top, I saw a major forest surrounding this tiny well I was getting out of. I brought my body over the well, but only to land on my butt on the lush grass. I looked around and saw the sky brighter than earlier. But that atmosphere vanished when I heard shouting that's coming closer over to where I am.
I hid behind the well and peeked over it. I saw a guy with long silver hair and chocolate brown eyes. He wore a bright red kimono and was barefoot. I noticed that there was a dark beaded necklace around his neck, with a few fangs mixed in between. He had dog ears and sharp nails. I remember Souta talking about a guy named Inuyasha. But I know that this wasn't the guy.
"But father, why can't I go down the well like you can?" the guy asked the older male, who strongly resembled the younger male. The only difference was that the older male had golden eyes.
"You can't go down the well because the well has been sealed for a very long time. No matter how hard we try, the well won't open up to me or your mother. Although…we can't seem to find the person that can say 'sit' to you while wearing that necklace," the older male explained.
"I still wish that mother would take this off of my neck."
"Hey, I've been in your shoes before. But you just have to grin and bear it, okay? I'm gonna head back. See ya at dinner, Kei."
The older male walked off, leaving Kei, the younger male, behind. I crept out from behind the well and got a better look of him. I noticed when I made my appearance, Kei looked at me. The wind was blowing against my face, making my hair pull back. Kei started to walk up to me and I started to back up.
"Hey, who are you? Why are you wearing that weird clothing?" Kei asked me, still trying to get close to me.
"…why should you know?" I asked him coldly, hoping he would walk away.
"It's just…you remind me of my mother, who wore that type of clothing. Did you come from the future? If so, how did you get here by the well? I thought the well was sealed."
"I didn't know that I would wound up here."
"Well, you obviously did, since you're here now. What's your name? Are you like my mother? Wait, how can you be? You don't have the jewel, which has been long gone for over fifteen years."
"Look, would you just sit down, shut up, and let me explain?"
When I said that, Kei landed face down on the ground. Kei looked up at me and gave me a shocking glare. I remembered the discussion Kei had with his father, and thought of how 'sit' can make the person actually sit…or fall on their face. I was tempted to run away toward the well, but I ran toward Kei and helped him up.
"You okay, Kei?" I asked him sincerely.
"How the hell did you know my name?" Kei snapped at me. I don't blame him for snapping at me either.
"I eavesdropped on your conversation with your father. Now, would you please let me explain?"
"…I guess. First, how did you get here in the first place?"
"I got here by the Bone-Eater's well. By the way, my name's Yuki."
"…come with me."
"I need you to see my mother."