~Ch.5 Pack Up And Go~
I felt someone shaking my shoulder while I slept peacefully. I fluttered my eyes open, only to find Kei, who was still shaking my shoulder. I rubbed my eyes and sat up into sitting position. I yawned loudly and wondered why Kei was waking me up. I looked outside and it was around midnight, by my guessing.
"Kei, what's wrong? Why did you wake me up at around midnight?" I asked him tiredly.
"Don't you have to get ready for our departure in a few hours? You do realize that you have to be equipped with a weapon in order for travel," Kei explained to me, which was basically pointing out the obvious.
"I don't possess a weapon with me at this time, sorry. I need to head back to my time anyway to get stuff in case you guys get hurt."
"Well, I won't be the one easily getting hurt, so you don't have to worry about me, okay? I can live without any medical junk."
"Doesn't matter what you say, I'm still gonna go back and get my stuff."
"Well, what kind of weapon do you want; a sword, bow and arrow, a staff? What do you want to fight demons off with? You're not going to fight them off with just your fists."
"If I tell you what I want, would you let me head back to my time?"
"Yes, and I'll go get that weapon for you while you're gone."
"Fine, I want a sword, okay? Now, I'm gonna go."
I groaned mentally and left Inuyasha and Kagome's home where I slept. I grabbed my backpack before I exited and headed toward the Bone-Eater's well. When I reached inside the forest, I immediately found the well. I rubbed my eyes one more time and jumped into the well. Before I knew it, I arrived in my own time. I climbed up the ladder and exited the small shrine.
I looked up at the sky and noticed that it was midnight here as well. I ran down the stairs of the Higurashi residence and rand up the sidewalk that led to my house. I ran inside and headed directly upstairs, into my room. I walked over to my bathroom and grabbed as many medical supplies as I could. I dropped them all onto my bed and cleared my backpack of my four unused textbooks. I soon stuffed the medical supplies into the bigger part of my backpack.
I walked over to my closet and grabbed a few shirts, pants, skirts, and shoes. I placed them all into the bigger part of my backpack with the medical supplies. I headed downstairs and into the kitchen, hopefully finding some food. I looked into the cupboards and the fridge, only to find expired food. When I closed the fridge door, I noticed there was a note on there. I read it silently to myself and chuckled.
"Go ahead and sell. I probably won't be coming back anyway," I said back at the note.
I crumpled up the note and threw it away. I cursed the person who sent me the note, saying that Hiromi was supposed to pay the rent otherwise I move out. I headed back upstairs and grabbed two other things that are precious to me other than my pendant. I grabbed a picture of my actual family and my brown stuffed bear, and placed it within my backpack.
I placed the straps of the backpack on my shoulders, and carried the backpack on my back downstairs. I soon walked through the front door of my house and took one last look at the place. I sighed and ran toward the Higurashi residence. When I made it up the stairs, I headed toward the small shrine and jumped down the well.
I was at the bottom of the well, and I was wondering to myself how I'm supposed to get out of it. I have a heavy backpack on my back and if I try to lift it over the well, it would fall back on my face. I sighed and tried to climb up the well by using the vines. One of the vines tore off and lost my grip. I thought I was going to fall to the bottom of the well, but I felt someone's hand on my wrist. I looked up and found Kei holding my wrist.
"About time you got back, Yuki. What took you so long? It's almost daybreak," Kei attempted to lecture me. He soon lifted me over the well and stood me on the ground.
"I didn't notice I was gone for that long…" I admitted.
"At least you're back now. By the way, your sword is in the village. I got the most powerful one from my father, which he got from Totosai quite a few years back." Kei told me while we're walking toward the village.
"Why did Inuyasha get a sword like that when he already has his own sword, Tetsusaiga?"
"He passed down Tetsusaiga to me, since I'm going to travel with you. Don't worry; he has another sword he can use until I return. By the way, your sword is called Atsuko."
"Doesn't that mean child of fire?"
"Yeah it does."
I chuckled a little and Kei looked at me weirdly. I rolled my eyes and looked at the sunrise. I was staring at it for quite a while, until Kei snapped my out of it by waving his hand in front of my face. I blinked a few times, and then ran into Kagome and Inuyasha's home. I looked around and saw a bright red handle. I walked up to it and grabbed the handle, which soon appeared to me as a 5'0" sword.
"Damn, the sword is long!" I exclaimed in awe.
"Get used to it, since you're gonna be using it for mostly training," Kei informed me.
"…you're gonna train with me?"
"Of course I am, you're inexperienced and I'm pretty experienced. Satoshi and Ushio will probably help you out as well."
I looked down at Kei, who has already fell flat on his face. Kei glared at me in anger and I laughed. Soon, Satoshi and Ushio came over to the two of us and looked at us both.
"What was going on here before we arrived?" Satoshi asked me and Kei.
"Oh, it was nothing, Satoshi. Now, shall we go?" I asked the two.
Satoshi and Ushio nodded and we soon started to leave the village.
"Hey, don't forget about me!" Kei yelled at the three of us.