Okay so it's been forever, but here it is!
A Child Shall Guide Them
After making arrangements with Miroku, Inuyasha
headed back to Kagome's time. He had no idea how to break it to her or
Sui. Sui... Sadness filled him. He didn't want to leave her. After
finding he had a daughter, he had been shocked, but now she seemed to
fill a void. Just as Kagome does. As Kagome always had.
Reaching the house, he let him self in and called
out for everyone. Shippo was the first to arrive. He miss Shippo just
as much. After spending so much time together, to two seemed to bond
and had strong feelings for each other, not to mention mutual respect.
"Hey Inu!" Shippo smiled and threw himself on the couch. Kagome and
Sui, entered not to long later, Kagome snapping at her to let her put
up her hair. Sui giggled and ran, half of her hair in a ball and the
other hanging freely.
"InuYasha! Help me!" She shrieked running to him. Kagome glared at him.
"Feh. No way. I'm not getting in between the two of you." He said with
a smile, picking her up anyway. Sui giggled again and stuck her tongue
out at Kagome.
"I'm going to rip the tongue out
of your mouth if you don't stop putting it out." Kagome threatened as
she walked to InuYasha and kissed his cheek. Sui pushed Kagome's face
away with a loud, 'eww'. Kagome rolled her eyes and gave the brush and
pins to InuYasha.
"Fine, you defend her, you
put up her hair." Rolling his eyes, Inuyasha carried Sui to the couch
and sat her down in front of him. Concentrating hard, he managed to
pull her hair up, tuning in and out of Shippo and Kagome's conversation
about Shippo's latest girlfriend.
proclaimed triumphantly. Shippo and Kagome laughed at how happy he was
because he could put up Sui hair. Soon, InuYasha joined them. Sui, not
knowing why everyone was laughing, joined in to. Looking from Kagome to
Shippo to his daughter and seeing how happy they all where and how much
he loved being with them. His laughter faded and he stared at his lap,
twisting his hands nervously together. Once everyone had stopped , the
tension he was projecting was felt and Kagome moved to sit next to him.
"InuYasha? What is it?" She grabbed his hands and he looked up at her.
"I-" he broke off. Should he just say it? Thinking it over, he realized
that it would be easiest. "I have to go away for awhile." Kagome just
stared at him and Shippo looked confused. Sui was the one to speak up
"What do you mean?!" she yelled standing
and facing him. "It's almost my birthday! You promised to be here. You
said you wanted to. So why are you leaving? Why!" Her fists in balls
and tears in her eyes, she ran to her room. Concerned, Shippo followed,
without so much as a backwards glance. When Shippo disappeared behind
the wall, InuYasha looked to Kagome. Her hands were balled into fists
and were pressing against her lap. She was staring into her lap.
"What are you talking about?" She let out a laugh that contained no
humor and all pain. "You can't be leaving, not now, not when we are so
close to being a family, to finally being happy. I wanted so much, so
much, for it to work out. But I guess we don't always get what we
want." A small unwanted sob escaped and Kagome brought her hand to her
mouth, as the tears poured out of her eyes. When InuYasha reached over
and touched her cheek she jumped and looked up at him.
"Kagome..." he pressed his hand against her cheek. His eyes shined with
feelings as she stared in to them. "I want you to know, no matter what,
I do lo-" As more tears filled her eyes, she pressed her hand to his
"No! Don't say this now. Not right
before you go. I don't..." Her words faded as InuYasha's hand moved
from her cheek to her wrist. He removed it from his mouth and pressed a
kiss on her palm.
He smiled sadly, his filling
with tears. "I want nothing more than to stay with you. But, Miroku
needs me. His family is under attack and I-" Kagome's eyes widened and
she moved away slightly.
"Under attack?" she repeated with a sniff.
"Yea, I have to go. They're threatning to kill Sango's baby. I can't
just stand by and let that happen." Kagome nodded and lips gently to
"I understand." He smiled when she kissed
an escaped tear away. When she pulled away, she intertwined their
fingers and placed her head on his shoulder. For a while they simply
sat there, together, holding hands, wishing that it was always like
this. That things could be this simple. When InuYasha pressed a kiss to
the top of her head, tears filled her eyes again.
"Kagome..." he whispered.
"InuYasha, this might be selfish, but, I want you here with me. I don't
want you to leave." InuYasha pulled his hand from hers and wrapped his
arms around her. A thud from the hallway, was the reason the separated.
Shippo had placed a suitcase on the floor and held a bag.
"I heard." He said simply. "I'm coming with you." InuYasha shook his head.
"No." He voice was rough.
"I am going. You can't stop me." InuYasha walked to Shippo and grabbed him by the collar.
"Your not going, kid." Shippo glared at him.
"I am! I can help. I am not a kid any more."
"I'm not going to put you in danger." InuYahsa eyes were soft in spite
of the edge in his voice. Shippo understood, but he needed to help,
Miroku was his friend to.
"Inu, you said that
you can't just stand by and let it happen. Well, neither can I. So put
me down and just accept the facts. I'm coming." A smile formed on his
face and InuYasha realized that Shippo really was something.
"Okay." He set him down and Shippo threw his bag on the floor.
"Mom," InuYahsa knew by the pain in his voice, Kagome was crying. When
Shippo walked to her, InuYasha stepped form the room to allow them
privacy. When he ended up in front of Sui's room, he knew he had to say
somehthing before he left. Knocking, he waited.
"Yea?" her voice was small and a sniff followed. Opening the door, he
entered and sat on the bed next to her.
She peaked out from her covers, her bottom lip poking out. In the blink
of an eye, she was in his arms, hugging him as if she'd never let go.
"I'm gonna miss you." she said softly.
He ran his hand over the ball he had just earlier place in their. "I'm going to miss you to."
"I love you, Inu!" She sobbed into his chest. He smiled and tapped her
shoulder. She looked up and he smiled.
keep a secret?" Her eyes brightened and she nodded. "Well I know for a
fact, that you have a father. He might not come to you for a while, but
he's out there." She smiled and gasped.
"Is he as cool as you?" InuYasha smiled.
"Actually, he is just like me." Sui smiled and pressed a finger to her lips.
"It's a secret!" He made her pinky promise not to tell and then kissed
her cheek. He knew that her smiling face was one of things that would
keep him together while was away. One of the things that would be
pulling him back home.
Two hours later, Kagome and Sui walked Shippo and
InuYasha to the well,to say their final good byes. Once at the well, a
silence filled them all and no one seemed to know what to say. Out of
frustration, Kagome stomped her foot. Her son and the man she loved
where leaving. She had to say something. If she didn't she would regret
it. But nothing would come out. When Shippo and InuYasha muttered
goodbye and began to lower themselves into the well she paniced.
"No!" she said loudly and sharply. "Wait." InuYasha pushed him self
away from the well and gathered Kagome in his arms. "Your going to come
back, right? Tell me you will." In answer, he kissed her soundly.
"How could I not. I'll be back here the first chance I get." Knowing
that if he didn't go now, he wouldn't be able to, he released her and
stepped over to the well. InuYasha nodded to Shippo and she watched her
son jump into the well and disappear.
wench." Throwing a smug smile and a kiss over his shoulder he jump and
disappeared from her view. Her world seemed to dim. He was gone. Just
like that. Tears filled her eyes and she said the only thing that came
to mind as she grabbed Sui's hand.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!
Okay, I know I said 4-7 more chapters, but I decided to end it here.
please don't worry! There will be a sequel. I am going to write it
soon. So please look for it. I'm not sure of the title yet.
if you wondering what is in that damned box Kagome got in the mail,
then look out for a one-sot spin off, 'In the Box'. I know, it's not a
very creative title. If you have suggestions for titles of the box
story or ideas of what's in the box, say so in your review. It will
take place between the end of this story and the start of the next.
Thanks for supporting and reading my story. I love you all.