"So...why did you want to come all the way out here?" Kagome asked. Though she didn't mind walking through the forest, it was a beautiful place to stroll along, she didn't usually have Inuyasha volunteer to walk with her. They stopped at the well and she leaned against the already aging wood.
"I just wanted to talk to you." Inuyasha replied, a slight tremor of emotion in his voice. He kicked the dirt, not wanting to meet her eyes. He knew if he did he wouldn't be able to follow through with his plan.
"Sooo...what's up?" she asked, trying to get him to open up to her. He was always so secluded, never wanting to let anyone in.
"Kagome I...you're...you're the purest soul I've ever met." he stopped there, struggling to keep the emotions raging through him out of his voice. He didn't want to let her know something was wrong until it was to late to do anything about it.
"Um, thanks? I think. You wanted to walk all the way here to tell me that?" She was flattered but she knew it wasn't what he wanted to tell her. She always knew when something bothered him, she just never could get him to talk about it.
"You're so smart Kagome, you could do great things for people...you don't need to be here now that Naraku is dead, we just need the jewel fragments from Koga and Kohaku and thats it.
"I want to be here Inuyasha. Why else would I stay?"
"I just want you to be happy, I...I lo...I really do care about you Kagome." He let go of his emotions, letting a few tears fall. He didn't want to hurt her, but he knew she would never be happy. Not with him.
"Inuyasha I-" She was cut off by his lips on hers. She closed her eyes and embraced him, letting the feel of him wash over her. He pulled back quickly, looking away so she wouldn't be able to see the pain on his face.
"Inuyasha?" She pushed his shoulder back, forcing him to look at her. What she saw was anger,pain, and a whole lot of sorrow.
"Inuyasha what's wro-" She was cut off by his hands on her chest. One forcefully pushing her backwards, the other near her neck. She felt herself falling, felt something tug and then give as she fell backward. She flailed her arms wildly, trying to catch herself before she hit the ground, but there was nothing but air. She never felt the grass on her back, instead she kept falling down and down into the well, her last sight was of his tear-streaked face looking down at her as she fell back into the world she didn't even know anymore.
She felt the ground solidify and knew what he had done. What she didn't understand was why. Why had he felt the need to trap her in her own time, to make it so she couldn't ever come back? Why would he kiss her, act like he cared, and then push her away for good? Why was she stupid enough to fall for it again? She reached up to her face and felt tears she didn't even know where falling. She knew he would come back for her. He always did. Still, it didn't make it any easier knowing he had wanted her to leave. She got up and began to make her way out of the well.
She walked into her house, hoping no one was around so she could have some time to herself. She started to walk toward her room when she heard her mother call her name.
"Kagome is that you?" She asked as she put down the dish she was washing. She pulled Kagome into a tight hug. "Kagome I didn't expect you back so soon, are you hungry?" She let her go and started toward the kitchen.
"No mom I'm not hungry." She tried to hide her sorrow the best she could but she was never a very good actress.
"Kagome, honey, what's wrong?" Her mother asked as she sat down. Kagome moved and sat next to her, both loving and hating the idea of venting to someone.
"Inuyasha doesn't want me there anymore, he took the jewel so I can't go back." Her tears fell freely and she took the tissue her mom offered her.
"But dear, why would he do that? It's obvious that he likes you, so why wouldn't he want you there?"
"I don't know," She said with a sigh. It wasn't any more dangerous then when he had wanted her there day and night collecting jewel shards and her mom was right, it was obvious he liked her. So why would he stop her from ever coming back? "I guess he just needs some space. I'm gonna go lay down ok mom? I'm really tired." It was true, her constant fighting worked her body more then she realized until she was home and allowed to relax. She usually would take a bath but her body and mind were just too tired to do anything.
"Ok Kagome, there's food in the kitchen if you're hungry later."
She made her way to her bedroom, suddenly disgusted by how cheerful it was. The pink-on-pink look made her head hurt so she promptly turned off the light. The whole room screamed of her old life, one where her biggest concern was who was going to ask her out. The girl who lived here had very little worries, there were no demons to fight or hanyous to keep in check. There were no demon slayer friends and small foxes to make her smile, there was no healing herbs to learn, no perverted monks to smack, no wolf demons fighting for her heart or dead mikos fighting for her crush. The girl who lived here was long gone, and Kagome doubted she was ever coming back. She closed her tear filled eyes and cried herself to sleep.