Damien Shepard here. I would have gotten this chapter up a little quicker, but I had some computer trouble, but that's in the past now. Some old and new faces will pop up in this chapter. Please enjoy.

Damien Shepard presents

Inuyasha: Curse of the Dark Goddess

Chapter 4: Reunions, New friends and Preparations

The transport truck drove to a militaristic looking base. It pulled up to a gate. Jacob flashed an I.D. card and a scanner on the wall, analyzed it. The gate opened, and the truck drove to a garage. When it came to a stop, Jacob got out.

"Alright, everybody out." Jacob said.

Everyone got out of the transport truck. Jacob got out the remote control, and he turned the truck back into a street racer.

"Follow me. There's a few people you need to meet, some of you will recognize a few of them." Jacob said.


They followed him through some hallways, eventually turning up at a door that said Training Area #6. They walked through the door, and looked through a glass barrier to see two people, a young man and young woman, sparring with one another.

The woman created a Hiraikotsu out of pure energy and hurled it at the man. He took off his glove and opened a Wind Tunnel in his hand to suck it up.

"Are those Miroku and Sango's descendants!" Inuyasha asked.

"Yup." A voice came. "Their names are Kunio and Marin. They're siblings."

Everyone turned to their left to see Shippo, who now looks the same age as Kagome.

"Shippo? Is that you?" Inuyasha asked.

"Yeah, it's me, Inuyasha." Shippo said.

"You've grown!"

"So has my skills. I'm not all talk anymore." Shippo said.

"Want to prove that?"

Shippo ran up to Inuyasha, grabbed him by the back of his clothes, and slammed him on the ground, simply to prove his point.

"Believe me now?"

"Ugh…yeah. Damn, that was fast." Inuyasha said.

"I practice often." Shippo said.

Just then, a buzzer went off. The sparring between the siblings was over. They came out of the room and went to Shippo. When they took off their masks, the gang found that they looked just like Miroku and Sango.

"You fought up a storm in there. You look like you need a break." Shippo said.

"Yes sir, head trainer."

"HEAD TRAINER?" Inuyasha yelled.

"Sorry, Inuyasha. Did I forget to mention that?" Shippo asked.

Inuyasha then ran to knock Shippo on the head, but was met with a Jump Kick to the face. Inuyasha was knocked clear across the room.

"Ouch." Inuyasha simply said.

"So that's one of the people who helped our ancestors?" Kunio asked.

"Yup. The reality never QUITE matches the reality, huh?" Shippo said. "Of course, I've gotten stronger since we last met."

"We can attest to that." Marin said. Kunio, taking advantage of the distraction, attempted some lechery on his own sister, but she caught him and slugged him right in the face.

"Well, it's obvious that Miroku's habits have rubbed off on his descendants." Inuyasha said.

"Fortunately, it's only the boys who are affected.

"And the one with the markings must be Sesshomaru, right?" Kunio asked, recovering from the punch.

"Correct." Sesshomaru simply said.

"Wow. So the legend is true." Marin said.

"I told you so." Shippo said.


Later, Jacob was guiding the group, including Shippo, Kunio and Marin, through some more halls, until they got to an office. Jacob knocked on the door.

"Come in." A voice called. It sounded familiar to Inuyasha and Sesshomaru.

Jacob opened the door, and sitting at a desk was none other than Kagura.

"Kagura? You're alive?" Inuyasha asked.

"Yes, and I prefer in this time to be called by Jura Terrack now." Kagura said.

"Jura Terrrack…Wait a minute, you mean…" Inuyasha managed to stutter.

"Yup. The Wind Sorceress, Kagura is my mother. Which means that I'm Naraku's descendant. I already know of the legend." Jacob said.

"Do you, by any chance…" Sesshomaru started to ask before Jacob cut him off.

"I'm way ahead of you." Jacob said, throwing off his shirt. Sure enough, the spider shaped scar was on his back.

"So you really are Naraku's descendant." Inuyasha said.

"I'm his grandson, actually."

"Does that mean that you're half-demon like Inuyasha?" Souta asked.

"Yeah, but I'm only ¼ on my mother's side. My father was also half-demon."

"Are there other half-breeds here?" Mrs. Higurashi asked curiously.

"Yes. And not just here in the base, they're everywhere! You just can't see them." Kagura said.

"You have to sense them?" Sesshomaru asked. Kagura simply nodded her head. "It's not easy, though."

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. Jacob opened it. A young boy about Souta's age, wearing a cloak, was standing at the doorway.

"I understand that you sent someone to eliminate a large cobra demon in the Galapagos Islands, correct?" the boy asked.

"Yeah, so?"

The boy threw off his cloak to reveal his black hair and baby blue eyes.

"That was me!" the boy yelled.

"You know that we hate it when you do that, Billy."

"So? It's funny!" the boy said.

"Guys, this is Billy, he's my adopted kid brother. He's just as fierce as I am." Jacob said, introducing the gang to Billy.

"Nice to meet you all." Billy said politely.

"He can be nice one second, and go from zero to nuts the next. In other words, he's very unstable." Kagura said.

"Um…now that the introductions are done, someone mind telling me what the hell is going on with this Fenril thing. Jacob still has to explain the occurrences that he mentioned." Inuyasha asked impatiently.

"Fine. Everyone, if you will follow me again…" Jacob said. Everyone except for Jura, Mrs. Higurashi and Souta's grandfather followed Jacob to the briefing room opposite Jura's office.


Meanwhile...

Fenril and Hagakure were watching the town from a dark, lifeless realm.

"My lady, when do we attack?" Fenril asked, bowing down.

"It is almost time. We shall strike in a few hours. When we do, Fenril, I want you to be at your strongest." Hagakure said.

"I shall give it my all." Fenril said.

Hagakure looked at the town again.

'Yes, Fenril. Soon we shall take revenge on the world that denied us. We shall soon cleanse the world with the fires of chaos and destruction.' Hagakure thought.

Fenril also looked at the town and had her own thoughts.

'I'll make the world pay for taking Inuyasha away from me. Soon, Hagakure will lead me to my revenge.' Fenril thought.

They both laughed maniacally as they looked at the unsuspecting town.


Later, at the S.B.T.A.S Base...

Everyone was sitting at a table. Jacob got out multiple photos and started to explain everything, all the while, showing the photos to everyone.

"To begin, there is a substance that sustains the life of the world. That substance is called Leafe. The highest collection of Leafe is a parallel world, aptly named Leafenia. And if anyone is staring as if I'm crazy, then you better stop. Anyway, there are dark forces that are trying to destroy Leafe. The one that it most noted is called the Princess of Disaster. That should sound familiar to some of you."

Inuyasha, Sesshomaru and Souta nodded their heads at this.

"The Princess of Disaster is a woman around Kagome's age who feel that they have been shunned from the world. Thing is, they have to feel COMPLETELY empty inside or they can never become such. Fortunately, there is a group of people completely devoted to stopping the Princess of Disaster. They are a group of 7 men known as the Leafe Knights. And I'm well aware that the word "Leafe" is completely exaggerated, but I'm not making any of this up. So don't say anything. Anyhow, the Leafe Knights cannot take on the Princess of Disaster themselves, they need the Prètear, or Princess of Light.

"So when do we get to the occurrences?" Inuyasha asked.

"I'm getting there. So SHADDUP AND LISTEN!" Jacob yelled. Inuyasha cringed back into his seat. Anyone who scared Inuyasha like that was not someone to be messed around with.

"Only difference between the two is, while the Princess of Disaster knows only sorrow and nothing but, the Prètear on the other hand, also knows love. And Inuyasha…"

"What?"

"NOW I'll get to the occurrences." Jacob yelled. Inuyasha fell on his seat after the yell. "About 16 years ago, a young girl named Takako was selected to become the Prètear. She did her job well, but there was something wrong. Aside from fighting her own inner demons, she fell in love with the Leader of the Leafe Knights, Hayate. One day she confessed her feelings, but, as things tend to go sometimes, her love was unrequited. She couldn't take the pain, and, needless to say, she became the Princess of Disaster. The Leafe Knights had no choice but to seal her in a tree.

"This is beginning to sound like a sci-fi Movie." Souta said.

"Yeah, I noticed. Anyway, flash forward to about 6 months ago. An ex-author, Kaoru Awayuki, whose first wife passed away 11 years ago, remarried a rich businesswoman who owned an entire town, which she renamed "Awayuki Town", because she was the sole owner. And like I said, I did not make any of this up. While multiple people thought that he married her for her money, which would seem like the obvious reason, they actually married for different reasons, Kaoru, because he wanted his daughter, Himeno, to have a mother figure, and his new wife, Natsue, because he was her favorite author."

Inuyasha and Souta facefaulted at this.

"Yeah I know, pretty lofty reason on the wife's part." Jacob said. "Continuing, it seemed like everything would go well, but lo and behold, everything was far from good for Himeno. Her new step-mother resented her, and her step-sisters, Mayune and Mawata, who Natsue had from her own previous marriage, wouldn't do ANYTHING nice for her."

"She became the new Prètear, didn't she?" Souta asked.

"You catch on quick." Jacob answered. "Yes, she became the Prètear after Takako was freed from imprisonment.

"Was there a huge confrontation?" Inuyasha asked.

"Yes. Sasame, another Leafe Knight, was in love with Takako ever since they met. When she freed herself, Sasame betrayed the fellow knights, and sided with her. But although Takako never shared the same feelings at the time, fate made sure that she would find out that she really was loved. Hence, she was the Princess of Disaster no more."

"And now, everything's at peace?" Souta asked.

"In a nutshell, yes. Sasame was freed from his bindings as a dark knight as well. But now there's another Princess of Disaster, and thanks to Souta, we now know that someone else is pulling the strings from behind the scenes." Jacob said.

"That Hagakure woman?" Inuyasha asked.

"Yes." Jacob answered. And if I'm right, she'll be after Takako and Himeno. We have to head for the Awayuki Town, and FAST! Who's with me?" Jacob ended with a question.

"I'm in." Shippo said.

"Me and my brother are ready for this." Marin said.

"I'll do whatever it takes to save Kagome." Inuyasha said.

"Me too. Even if I don't have any demon lineage, I'm still coming whether you like it or not." Souta said, showing his fierceness.

"I might as well help." Sesshomaru said.

"You know me, bro. Always ready for a fight!" Billy said.


He took everyone to the armory. Everyone was fitted with special armor. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru stuck with their own weapons. Everyone else on the other hand picked their own specialty weapons. Kunio got out a pair of .357 Magnums. Marin got out a AKs-74u. Billy got out his trademark P75 Manslayer Semi-Auto Magnum. Shippo picked out a pair of 9mm handguns, while Jacob got out his trusty M4A1 Carbine.

"If what Souta says is true, then this Hagakure won't be a pushover. We know where they'll strike, but not when, so we have to get there as soon as possible." Jacob said.

They were about to leave when Kagura came. She was wearing standard armor and had her Wind Fan with her, as well as an AN-94.

"Wait." She said.

Everyone turned to face her.

"What's wrong, Mother?" Jacob asked.

"Yeah, what's the deal?" Billy asked.

"I'm coming with you. I'd like to face Kagome again. But I only wish it were under different circumstances." Kagura answered.

"I understand, Mother." Jacob said.

"If I may, how exactly are we going to get to Awayuki Town? According to Japan's geography, it's on the Island to the North." Souta said.

"Already have that covered. Follow my brother." Billy said. While Inuyasha, Sesshomaru and Souta had no idea what he was talking about, everyone else knew EXACTLY where they were going.

They followed him to a hangar. Jacob typed in a passcode on the mini-keyboard on the wall, next to the door. A confirmation sound was heard and the door opened. Everyone walked in to see a giant airship.

"WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING?" Inuyasha yelled.

"That thing, as you so put it, is called the Hyperwing. It's a high-speed vehicle that can reach speeds up to Mach 10. What a simple hot-air balloon could do in 80 days, this baby can do in 24 hours." Kagura said.

"Sounds like it's fast. This will get us to Awayuki Town?" Souta said and asked.

"Just get in and fasten your seatbelts. You'll need them." Jacob said.

"So let's get going!" Billy yelped in excitement

"But who's going to operate it?" Sesshomaru asked.

"You're looking at the pilot." Billy said, referring to himself.

"This probably won't end well." Inuyasha said silently.

They went inside and Billy started up the Hyperwing.

"Start-up sequence begin! Engines activating. Camo system A-OK. Shield Generator on-line. Warp Drive is go! Assault Turrets fully operational! WE ARE GO FOR LAUNCH!" Billy said.

"Alright everyone, to Awayuki Town!" Kagura yelled.

The Hyperwing faced North and jetted off towards Awayuki Town.

Next Time: Inuyasha and the gang have made it to Awayuki Town. Unfortunately, so has Hagakure and Fenril. The first confrontation is about to begin! Next Chapter: First Face-Off.

I finally got this chapter done. I hope I didn't rush things too much this time. Please Read and Review!