Chapter 2: Goodbye

When Inuyasha got out of his hut, he looked and examined everywhere for Kagome. If you were asking why he's so interested in Kagome when they only met for a short while of time, then he wouldn't be able to answer you. As a matter of fact, he doesn't really know himself. There was just something about that adolescent that just attracts him to her. His first gaze upon her angelic face made his life brighten up in a matter of seconds. Where did this girl come from? What drove her into this forest, so full of demons and such? Why did she look so unhappy? And most importantly, what was her past?

Inuyasha ignored all of those questions, for he was too caught up in finding Kagome. That was priority number one. Finding her. He smelled the road, hoping to find her scent. He finally found her scent in a matter of seconds, but it was faint.

"Damn! Why was I being an lazy ass getting up so late! Oh my God…she had better not get too far", Inuyasha thought to himself.

He followed her scent carefully; afraid he would lose it or get it mixed up with other people's scent. Not long after, he arrived. Inuyasha lifted his head from the ground and looked around to examine his surroundings. The sky was baby blue with white clouds floating up under it. Trees were everywhere, except straight ahead, he saw Kagome in the lake. He went forward to investigate further. He saw her taking a bath. She got up, her back turned to him. Inuyasha stared at her.

"So beautiful, her perfect curves, her raven hair so perfect silky and at the perfect lengths", he thought. More images came to his mind. He imagined himself behind her. He himself was naked as well, putting his arms around her waist and hugging her tightly to him. His left hand went to her abdomen and his right hand went up to her chest, stroking her soft body. He was kissing her neck lightly. She was just standing there, letting him do so. Psh.

The thin branch he was leaning on suddenly broke into half. The snapping caught Kagome's attention. She ducked back into the water and turned around with a stunned face. She saw Inuyasha there, looking guilty and extremely nervous. Kagome's face had a hint of pink.

"Uh…when you're….when you are…when you are done, please return to the village. I will be waiting for you in the hut", a still- blushing Inuyasha informed Kagome. Then he ran away as fast as he could so he could hide his embarrassment.

Kagome saw him run. She smiled lightly, shaking her head. Then she got up, dried herself, put on her kimono and returned to the village, where Inuyasha was waiting for her.

Inuyasha arrived back at the village, in his cozy hut. He couldn't believe what just happened between him and Kagome.

"Is she going to be mad at me? I hope not. Well good thing she didn't seem angry when I left", he thought to himself more.

Kagome started to walk back to the village. Her wounds were hurting her still. As she was walking, she sensed something around her. She looked around and saw nothing, but she knew there was something out there. So, she started walking faster, and slowed down when she arrived.

"Kagome, I'm going to get you no matter what", said an angry voice," You escaped me once before and I will get you back, except this time you won't get away again. I'm going to teach you the lesson that you belong to no one other than me."

After that is said, the mysterious figure continued towards the village for her. Kagome.

Right in the middle of Inuyasha's thoughts, Kagome suddenly entered the hut. He instantly looked her, and they found themselves locked into each other's gaze.

"What am I getting myself into? I can't be doing this, especially when he is coming after me. I need to end this and get away before more people are hurt. I risked too many lives already", thought Kagome to herself.

Then she looked away. Inuyasha's face saddened.

"O no…She must be mad at me or something", he thought to himself.

"Kagome, I'm really sorry for being there when you were taking a shower. I didn't mean to intrude or anything. Its just that I was looking for you and….", started Inuyasha.

Before he could continue on what he was going to say, Kagome stopped him.

"It is really ok, Inuyasha. I know you didn't mean to interrupt or anything", she said," Look, I need to go now and travel on my own. My time here is up and my duties call."

"Go! Kagome, you can't go! The village needs you. Everyone here loves you and I'm perfectly certain that they will want you to stay", complained Inuyasha, "I need you…"

"Inuyasha…there are a lot of things that you do not know about me…that you shouldn't know about me…as a matter of fact, you do not even need to know",

Replied Kagome.

"Kagome…" Inuyasha had nothing to say, "Tell me everything about yourself. I'm here to listen, just don't go!"

"I'm sorry Inuyasha, but I have no choice. Some things are just better off without being known to others such as yourself."

"Kagome, you have a choice to stay with me and I can protect you with my life from whatever danger is coming."

"Protect me? Face it, you barely know me and yet you volunteer to guard me with your life. Don't be foolish and risk your life for someone that you don't even know."

And with that said, Kagome started to take her leave. With that done, Inuyasha responded right away by instantly getting up and grabbing her arm.

"Let me go", Kagome commanded in a calm voice.

"I can't let you do that. I also cannot let you face the danger out there. I don't know why, Kagome, but I care for you…I think I'm falling in love with you…"

"…", she had nothing to say.

"Kagome please…please Kagome….don't go…", pleaded Inuyasha.

"I can't. I must go before I kill him…"

"I'm sorry Inuyasha, I must leave."

Inuyasha was awestruck. Did she not care for him enough to stay and let him protect her? No, it was just the opposite. She cared for him so much that she needed to leave…to protect him and everyone else from him. Sadly, Inuyasha knows nothing about this. His fingers were loose.

"I'm sorry Inuyasha, but I really hope that you know I'm doing this for you and everyone else. Goodbye and have a great life with someone new", wished Kagome," Maybe one day, we will see each other again."

Kagome took that opportunity and wretched her arm away. She began to walk away from the village…her new home…from him…her new beloved.

"Good-bye Kagome", Inuyasha whispered lowly to himself, after she was gone.

Tears came down his cheeks rapidly and it seems that it was not going to stop anytime soon.