Chapter 2: Lies
Kagome stared at this stranger, wide eyed, "Me? You want me? Why?"
The boy stepped closer to her, "I have my orders, and you're coming with me."
Kagome's face flushed in anger as she stepped backward a few steps. Orders? What did he mean by orders? Had someone sent him to capture her or something? What ever he meant, she sure as hell didn't want to find out.
"Like hell I'm going with you!" she yelled, "You can forget it! There is no way I'm going anywhere with you."
The boy stopped smiling and glared at her, his aura rippling with annoyance.
"Here's the thing bitch," he hissed as he advanced on her, "you don't have a choice."
Before Kagome could move he appeared in front of her and grasped her wrist. Instead of finger nails he had sharp claws that dug into Kagome's skin.
"Let…me …go!" she yelled.
And then she made the biggest mistake she could in this situation.
She slapped him…
Right across the face.
Time seemed to stop as the boy's hand went to his cheek and his face twisted in anger. Kagome could have sworn that his eyes flashed red.
He looked at her, his eyes on fire.
He growled and suddenly his hand shot our and went around Kagome's neck. She gasped for breath, but no air filled her lungs and she clawed at her wrist, frantic to get him to let go…
In the back ground she could hear Souta yelling and screaming. There was someone else there as well…
She caught just a glimpse of him before her vision began to darken.
"Let her go!" her father yelled, "She's not a part of this!"
The boy laughed, "She is now…"
"Inuyasha!" a deep voice yelled from behind them.
Kagome was suddenly dropped to the ground and she gasped for air, holding her bruising neck.
She could hear the boy…his name…was Inuyasha. He was growling as he stood above her.
"What the fuck are you doing hear Kouga?" Inuyasha spat.
A voice from behind her sniggered, "You were taking so long, everyone was wondering if you were getting your ass kicked by a girl. But…it would appear as if you were attempting to kill her Inuyasha."
"Feh," Inuyasha mumbled.
"You know our orders Inuyasha, she comes alive," Kouga said.
Inuyasha continued to mumble as he bent over and picked Kagome up bridal style. She moaned in protest, but she was still weak and unable to fight back.
"Stop! Don't take her!" Souta's shaking voice yelled.
Kouga laughed, "Sorry kid, we have our orders. Higurashi, you get the girl back when we get what we want."
What was he talking about?
"We can talk about this Kouga!" her father yelled.
"Fuck you old man," Kouga said as he turned on the engine to a black SUV.
Kagome was thrown in the back of the car.
The last thing she heard was the screams of her little brother…
"S-Souta…" she whispered.
And then all went black.
Kagome opened her eyes slowly and at first saw nothing but black.
She moaned as she stretched and sat up…
She was sitting on a small twin mattress, a small night table with nothing on it. She looked around the tiny room. The plain wallpaper was peeling all over the place and there was a chair across from the bed that looked like it was rusting. The only new looking thing in the room was a small circle mirror on the wall.
How sweet of her captors. At least she could make sure her hair was neat while she was held captive against her will.
She spotted a door on the far wall and she immediately went for it.
When her hand was about to touch the knob, she stopped.
"It's too easy," she whispered, "There is no way that they would just leave the door open…"
Taking a breath she out her hand around the knob…and turned it.
It opened easily and she smirked.
"I guess we all can't be criminal masterminds," she smiled and began to walk out when a voice stopped her.
"Did you really think that it would be that easy to escape?" a deep voice whispered from the shadows.
She turned sharply to see a boy about her age, maybe a few years older, emerge. His long black hair was up in a pony tail and he smirked at her, showing of a pair of long canines.
Was he…a demon as well?
He took another stepped toward her, a strange look in his eye, and Kagome went back into her room, not taking her eyes off the boy.
She suddenly remembered that voice…
"You're Kouga right?" she asked.
He seemed pleased and he smiled at her, "Yeah, I'm Kouga."
Kagome continued to back up until she felt her back press up against a cold wall. Looking back at Kouga, she shivered when his determined eyes seemed to follow her every movement.
"What do you want with me?" she asked, her voice shaking.
He smirked, "It's not about what I want. It's about what Naraku wants. And right now, he wants that jewel."
Kagome was confused, "What jewel?"
Kouga laughed lightly, "Tell me Kagome, what is it that your father does for a living?"
She swallowed, "He's…he's a salesman, why?"
"A salesman? that's the best he could come up with?"
Kagome held her breath as Kouga came less then a foot away from her..
"What are you talking about?" she asked quietly.
Kouga brought a clawed hand up to her face and pushed a strand of hair behind her ear, "He's a drug lord Kagome, a thief. He has been for over twenty years."
She shook her head furiously, "No…no! my d-dad…he, he's a salesman. That's it! That's all he is!"
"No Kagome. It's all been a lie, everything you have ever known about your father has been a total and complete lie. Did you know that he has his own underground conspiracy?" Kouga's eyes flashed when Kagome gasped, "It's true. They call themselves the Shades. Quite gay if you ask me. But that's not the point. We, the Demons, lived peacefully you could say with your father, until about six months ago."
She gasped. Did his group's name, the Demon, mean anything? Was it true that they were actually demons? Just like all those stories about a gang of demon coming to town…
Kagome continued to shake her head, "Shut up! Just shut up, I don't want to hear anymore!"
It was too much for her to handle. She didn't want to be here!
Suddenly two hands went to either side of Kagome's head and forced her to look at him. She struggled as Kouga's body pressed up against hers, pressing her harder against the wall.
"No, you are going to listen to this Kagome. You need to know the truth," he smiled.
A single tear fell down her cheek and Kagome felt her stomach turn when Kouga leaned over and kissed it away.
"I can smell your fear Kagome," he whispered, "But I also sense something else in you…you aren't normal Kagome."
She could feel her heart quicken.
"You have spiritual powers…like the priestesses of ancient times," he whispered, "Yes Kagome…I can sense your power because I am a demon. But I know your type…you don't believe in demons. Even with all the power you possess you ignore what's right in front of you. You have felt the presence of demons before. You know that sick feeling you get in your stomach? That's us…"
She remembered once again how the day before she had woken up feeling sick to her stomach, although she knew that it wasn't any normal ache.
"But on with my story," Kouga said, "Six months ago your father stole something from us. A jewel called the Shikon no Tama. We went to a lot of trouble to steal that jewel Kagome and it is worth more then you could ever imagine, and frankly, we want it back."
She tried to pull away from him, but he held strong.
"What does this have to do with me?" Kagome hissed.
He smirked again, "Nothing really. But, I have noticed that, when a man is at risk of losing something he cares about more then anything, he becomes desperate to get it back. No matter what."
"So what am I? Bait?" she asked.
He nodded, his breath hot on her cheek, "Exactly. There is no doubt in our minds that he won't come for you."
"And when he does? What then? Will you let me go?" Kagome asked.
Kouga didn't answer her at first. He just stared at her, that same…hungry look in his eyes.
"You really are quite beautiful Kagome…" he whispered.
She flushed at the inappropriateness of it all and bit her lip, "Would you just answer my question? What will happen if you get the jewel back?"
Kouga smirked at her retort, "It's up to Naraku, not me. But…knowing him…he will want to make sure that your dad doesn't…how can I say this…repeat his actions ever again."
Kagome's eyes widened.
"You're going to kill him aren't you?" she whispered.
Suddenly Kouga was ripped off of Kagome and tossed across the room as if he were nothing. Kagome looked up to see Inuyasha glaring at Kouga.
"You know our orders you idiot," he hissed, "We don't touch her."
Kagome was surprised. Was he…was Inuyasha…protecting her? She shook her head. No, they were just orders, that's all. But then why was he standing in front of her as if he was shielding her from Kouga?
Kouga stood up, his face red with fury. Kagome noticed that Inuyasha's aura was weaker then Kouga's, and his character seemed more…human almost.
Could he be a half demon?
"Mind your own damn business dog breath!" Kouga yelled.
Inuyasha growled and balled his fists.
"We'll finish this later Kouga, but right now I have to take her to Naraku," Inuyasha hissed.
Kagome shivered. Who was this Naraku guy anyway? All she knew about him was that he was the one who had ordered her to be kidnapped in the first place. And that he was probably a drug lord…
…like her father.
Mixed emotions filled Kagome. Part of her wanted to warn her father and stay safe in his warm embrace. But the other half of her was furious at him. How could he lie to her for all these years? She felt so…betrayed.
Inuyasha cleared his throat and when Kagome looked up she noticed that Kouga had left and it was just the two of them.
"Let's go," he huffed and grabbed onto her elbow tightly.
"Ow!" she yelled as he pulled her through the door.
Ripping her arm from his grip she glared at him, "I'm not going anywhere. It's not like I even know where I am."
She would find out though…and the minute she got her chance. She would be as far away from these demons as she possibly could get.
Inuyasha rolled his eyes and continued to walk, signaling for her to follow. She hesitated but eventually thought better of it, and followed the silver haired boy.
Time to meet Naraku…