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Preparations

Kagome rushed around her house throwing things into a bag. It wasn't the one she had when she used to travel but something sturdier and darker. She knew that if she was ever going to go back she would need something that didn't stand out.

Grabbing clothes and blankets from her room her mind raced over the events that had just occurred. She smiled as she thought of Yuki. He was very confused when he left. She really threw him for a loop when she said she had a son. She remembered he stepped back as if she had literally shocked him.

"Kagome?" he whispered. "You have a son?"

Kagome stopped. She hadn't been really looking at him but when he said that, she did. She noticed his distance both physically and mentally. She gave him a little smile.

"I do." She reached for his hands and held them for a moment.

"Yuki. I have a son. I haven't seen him for three years. I didn't think I ever would again. He..." she shuddered as she continued to speak. "He needs me. I can feel it. I have to go."

Kagome had started to pull away from him and stopped. She grabbed him by his face and kissed him. She kissed him like it was the last thing in the world she would ever do. She pulled away from him and gently cupped his cheek as she smiled.

"I don't know when I will be back. And I don't think… I think this is our last kiss Yuki. You deserve a wonderful woman who can give you all that she has to give."

"Kago..." she reached her finger over his lips silencing anything he was about to say.

"Goodbye Yuki" She grabbed his hands once again before running into her house.

Kagome smiled. She really liked him. She had met him two years ago while she was in her last year of high school. They had many classes together and became friends. It wasn't till after she bumped into him several times while she was out with her friends that it progressed into something more. She was comfortable with him. He gave her a sense of peace. She hadn't felt that at all since she had returned.

She shook herself and got back to the task at hand. She needed to get food. Anything she had in the house, anything and everything. She didn't know what she would encounter or what would happen when she went back. She had to go see her son. The feeling she had was getting stronger. Something was happening or was going to happen.

Looking through the bag once more to see she had everything she needed she sat down and left a note for her family. They would be surprised, but they would understand.

Her family was so supportive of her when she got back. It took a long time before she broke down. She knew that the well was closed. She didn't feel the power anymore. She knew that her task was done and that was it. Her friends and family in the feudal era were gone, all the human ones that is. She didn't want to think that anything bad had happened to them and so she had added in her mind after each of their names "…and they lived happily ever after." She didn't know what to think of the others. She had never really felt any Youki here. Even now when she reached out her aura, there was nothing. She felt nothing at all.

It was about six months after she had returned that she broke down. When she had returned she went back to school. She spent all her time studying. She took up archery to give her an extracurricular activity but most of her life she spent in her books. She tried to spend as much time with her family as she could. She wanted to make up for all the time she was in the feudal era.

One night they were watching TV. Souta was flipping through the channels trying to find the new anime he was interested in. He had gotten his sister interested in as well and so they had sat down after dinner to watch it together. His sister gasped as she grabbed his arm to stop him.

"Go back Souta" she tapped his arm to get him to hurry. He looked at her for a second to see that her face was pale. He flipped until she grabbed his arm again. And she grabbed onto him tightly. "Stop."

She stared. Her eyes transfixed on the TV. Tears started rolling down her face as she continued to look at the screen. Souta didn't' know what to do. He had never seen her like this. He started to pat her shoulder and that's when it happened. She grabbed onto him, wrapped her arms around his waist and cried into his lap. She cried so hard. Souta sat there with his arms wrapped around his sister's head trying to comfort her as best as he could. He knew why she was crying and he knew that she hadn't grieved yet for the loss of her friends, her other family. He felt something tug at his heart. He wanted to do something, anything to make his sister feel better, but all he could do was hold her. Hold her tight so that she knew she wasn't alone.

Kagome got up and grabbed two things from the drawer in the desk. She grabbed a photo of her family and a small black box. She stuck them in her bag and tightened the strings. She gave one last look around the room. She shrugged the bag on her shoulders and headed outside.

She went to the shed and grabbed her bow and arrows. She wasn't sure what she would encounter when she went back but she didn't want to chance anything. She knew that something bad was going to happen. She reached up to her chest once more and felt the pain tug at her insides. She needed to go.

Kagome ran up the stairs to the well and turned to look around once more. She took everything in, her home, the shed, the shrine and the tree. She knew that she would see the Goshinboku again but not her home. She wasn't sure this time like she was the last that she would return. She turned back around and headed into the well house. She took a deep breath and jumped.

A/N: I am really excited about where I am going but I am not so sure if I am just stumbling along. Please let me know what you think. I want to know if this makes sense to all of you.