|A Slight Dilemma
Author: Spastic Freak PM
Inuyasha Death Note Crossover. Kagome learns of Kira and his power. She has a feeling a shinigami she met in the past is somehow connected. Kagome x L pairing.Rated: Fiction M - English - Fantasy - Kagome H. & L - Chapters: 20 - Words: 36,350 - Reviews: 667 - Favs: 469 - Follows: 621 - Updated: 03-16-13 - Published: 04-24-08 - id: 4216582
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AN: Yes I know. I started a new story. But I couldn't help it! I just love Inuyasha Death Note Crossovers so much now!
Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha, Death Note, or the characters used in each series.
A covered caravan quickly made its way down the dirt road towards a small village hidden in a lush valley behind a towering mountain range. Several soldiers accompanied the wagon on horseback as if to guard whatever is inside. A loud thump interrupted the rhythm of the horse trot on the road. Sighing, the closest soldier made his way towards the door of the wagon. "Are you alright my lady?" He asked sincerely.
"I would be a lot better if I weren't tied up and taken hostage." A young woman's voice responded in a sarcastically sweet voice.
"Don't worry my lady." He smiled knowing she wouldn't be able to see him. "We are arriving to our home village now. You will be untied there."
Not even a few moments later did the procession slowly come to a halt. The door to the wagon was opened to reveal a very irritated young girl around the age of eighteen. Her dark hair cascaded down to the middle of her back, and her chocolate brown eyes glared in the direction of the soldiers. However, it was her short green skirt and tight blouse that caught the soldier's eyes and caused them all to blush.
The closest soldier quickly cut the ropes that bound her hands and feet and led her to the center of the village. News of her arrival must have already spread because a crowd of villagers already began to gather around her. Their constant whispers and gossip as to who she was didn't help her irritation. Suddenly a lavishly dressed man stepped forward. He had to be the village's lord.
In an authoritative voice he began to speak. "We have called upon you priestess because,"
"Kagome." The fiery young girl interrupted. "My name is Kagome. And I don't recall being called upon. If I remember correctly I was kidnapped and taken hostage."
"Very well then." The lord glared at the miko before him. He did not appreciate her audacity. "We have brought you here to solve a problem here in our village." Beckoning for her to follow him they walked into a giant field of apple trees. Hundreds of trees were placed in long rows and covered in bright blossoms. "We are the largest producer of apples on this side of the country. But lately each night many of our apples start to float and then get eaten in mid air by some unseen force."
Kagome stared incredulously at the man before her. How was she supposed to believe that apples were floating and eating themselves? No matter…she's seen worse. "How am I supposed to help?"
"You are a priestess. We ask you to at least observe for one night and hopefully destroy this demon that plagues are village." He said dramatically.
She mentally giggled. She felt like she was interacting with a character in a play, based of his clothes and dialogue. But there were other things the miko needed to be worrying about. "Very well. I will help you tonight. But when my friends come for me I will leave."
The lord looked elated with her agreement. "Oh thank you my lady! If there is anything we can do simply ask!" With that said he quickly walked back into the village to know doubt share his good news.
Sighing, Kagome glanced about to make sure no one was around and she climbed into the closes apple tree. Luckily the sun was setting so she didn't have to wait long for this supposed apple stealing demon. All she could imagine was some fuzzy animal taking a midnight snack. The whole thing is probably being exaggerated. "No problem," she thought aloud while looking up at the stars, mentally noting the absence of the moon. "I'll debunk this thing and be on my way."
Humming to herself she lazily watched, what looked like a crow, circle the sky. Then she glanced around the apple field. No sign of nasty visitors yet. She looked back at where the crow was and nearly fell out of her tree. Shocked, she leaned forward and squinted. It had gotten a lot closer and at least five times bigger. This was no bird. The creature suddenly landed a few trees down, grabbed an apple in each hand and began to stuff his face.
"Hey!" Kagome jumped from the tree and walked towards the thing. He turned around and was obviously shocked to see her. It had the physique of an average human, only much taller. He had a scary, clown-like face that seemed to always grin back at her. "What do you think you're doing?"
"You can see me?" His rough voice questioned incredulously.
Of course she could see him! How could anyone miss a creep creature like him? She simply nodded to him, assuming he could see her in the dark.
He momentarily checked a pouch on his hip. He suddenly threw his head back and let out a loud laugh. "You're a miko aren't you?" He asked aloud not expecting an answer.
Kagome continued to stare at the creature. "Now that you know what I am, I want to know what you are."
"Well that's easy." His grin seemed to get wider. "I'm a death god. A shinigami."
Now this made sense. Being a servant of the gods she understood why other people couldn't see him. "Well Mr. Shinigami, god or not, you can't keep stealing this village's produce."
The death god frowned. "But their so…" he struggled for the right word to say.
"Juicy?" Kagome offered causing the shinigami to smile again.
"Very juicy. In my realm the apples are like sand. You humans are so lucky." He seemed to swallow the rest of the apple in his clawed hand whole. "By the way Kagome," she jumped at hearing her name. She didn't recall telling it to him. "You can call me Ryuk."
"How did you know my name Ryuk?" She asked glaring at him.
"I'm a death god remember?" He reached into the pouch he looked in before and pulled out what appeared to be a notebook. Scrawled on the cover in white letters was 'Death Note'. "We have the power to kill be knowing a name and a face. Our eyes give us the power to see someone's name and life span just be looking at their face. Then we write down their name in here while thinking of their face, and they die."
Kagome unconsciously took a step back away from the shinigami. "You kill people…?" She whispered suddenly fearing for her life.
"We get what their remaining lifespan would have been. We have to live somehow. But don't worry," He picked another apple from the closest tree. "I wouldn't dream of killing a servant of the gods. Especially since your numbers are dwindling. We would anger a god of higher status and no doubt suffer the consequences."
She let out a mental sigh of relief. Then an idea hit her. Walking over to Ryuk she grabbed the notebook and flipped through its pages. She could feel the tainted energy coming from it. "So you need this to survive right?" She stepped back again. "I'll make you a deal. I won't purify you or you little notebook as long as you stop stealing apples."
"You don't understand! I'm addicted to these things. If I don't have anymore I will start to twist up and have withdrawal symptoms."
Kagome giggled at his twisted up stature and the way he looked longingly at the apples. "Alright then. How about I tell the villagers to leave you an offering of three apples each night?"
"Deal!" He agreed hurriedly. She tossed the notebook back to him which he easily caught. Grabbing one last apple he walked over to the priestess. "How will you know whether or not I broke my promise?"
Pondering for a quick moment she took out one of the earrings and started to infuse some of her power into it. It was a silver chain with a little silver heart at the end of it. She gave it to him and he held it confused. "Put it on your ear like this," she said pointing to the remaining one in her ear. "If you break any deal made with me it will purify you to ashes."
Ryuk didn't falter in his smile once. "Alright," he started while jabbing the dangling earring into his left ear. "I guess this makes life a little less boring…at least, until you die."
Kagome smiled. "I will be around a lot longer then you think. I'm sure I'll see you sometime in the future."
Their conversation was interrupted when a familiar voice rang out from afar. "Kagome where are you?!"
Inuyasha. He came to look for her after all. "Well you better go. I'll tell the village about our deal."
He continued to grin and suddenly spread his large wings. Kagome was shocked at the wing span that was almost as wide as two of the trees in the field. "Before I go, I have one question. You aren't from here, so why did you help these villagers? They haven't done anything for you."
"Because," she put her hand in the shape of a gun and pointed it at Ryuk. She knew he wouldn't know what a gun was for a while. "I believe in justice. Wrong-doers need to be stopped. However," she brought her pistol down. "I also believe in mercy."
Ryuk let out another loud laugh. "Justice versus mercy, how very interesting." His demonic wings did one large flap and he took off into the air. Kagome watched as he disappeared into the night sky. She continued to do so even as her friends appeared in the field.
"Are you okay?" Inuyasha's voice penetrated the silence. His black hair swayed softly in the wind. New moon…no wonder it took so long to find her.
"I'm fine." She smiled at her best friends. Two demons, one half demon, and two humans. Including herself there was six of them. They were indeed quite the odd group. "Let me talk to the village head and we can get out of here."
AN: Huzzah! Fantastic. I can't wait to continue working on this fanfic. I write it during school and type it when I get the chance. So look forward to updates! Please Read and Review!