|Wishing On A Paper Star
Author: Zanza the warrior of shadows PM
I do not own Inuyasha. Story is based on the title and an introduction is given in the first chapter. Enjoy the story! Pairing is Kag/Sess. Rating is subject to change.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Kagome H. & Sesshomaru - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,759 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11-12-08 - Published: 10-24-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4613896
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There is a saying that if you fold a thousand paper stars, on that thousandth paper star you make a wish and repeat it over and over until you are finished, and if you are lucky enough, your wish would be granted. A little girl and a young woman heard this and so both did as it said. How could this affect their lives and the little girl's lord?
Chapter One: A Thousand Paper Stars.
"Nine hundred ninety-nine," a young girl counted as she dropped the pink star into her special jar. "I'm almost done master Jaken." She grinned at him. "Do you think my wish will be granted?" She asked as she started on the thousandth star, her wish repeating in her head. 'I wish lord Sesshomaru can find someone to be happy with, that will love him…I wish lord Sesshomaru can find someone to be happy with, that will love him…'
"Don't be so silly girl. That's just a silly superstition."
"Still it would be nice if it did come true." 'I wish lord Sesshomaru can find someone to be happy with, that will love him.' She dropped the completed star in the jar. She sighed, hoping her wish would come true. 'I wish lord Sesshomaru can find someone to be happy with, that will love him.'
She never knew that the entity of the paper stars was listening and she smiled. The girl was just so innocent and her wish was selfless. She was wishing for the happiness of another that's past was so messed up and now she could hear another wish being made and so left the little girl and the toad imp.
She sat with her back to her companions and the roaring fire. She was almost done with her last paper star and her wish was being repeated over and over as she took her time with it, not wanting to mess up.
'I wish I could find the one that will truly love me, that won't hurt me, that will never insult me… I wish I could find the one that will truly love me, that won't hurt me, that will never insult me…' As she wished this tears crawled down her cheeks, her friends oblivious to this. 'I wish I could find the one that will truly love me, that won't hurt me, that will never insult me.' She dropped the star into a velvet bag and tucked it away. 'I wish I could find the one that will truly love me, that won't hurt me, that will never insult me.'
'Poor girl. She's in so much pain from heartache. Such a pure being does not deserve such pain and sorrow.' She looked at the girl's tear stained face, knowing the cause of it was away for the moment for she had watched this girl when she first started, how every night her wish would be a whisper in her mind, how each time she would be crying. She felt truly sad for her.
'I will grant her the wish she desires and the little girl's wish. They will collide soon and the fates of them interweaved, but I must request something of my lord.' She left again, no other wishes coming into her mind, but the little girl's and the young woman's wishes were embedded in her mind, almost like a song you couldn't get out of your head. 'He might be of some help.' She smiled and stopped in front of him.
"What do you want now Tamioshi?" He looked bored with her.
"I need some help otousan," she said. "There are two wishes I will like to grant but the second is the one I am more focused on."
"What of it?"
"It is the wish of such a pure being, her purity rivaling that of thousands of angels combined, but she is in so much pain and might be suffering from a broken heart." She sighed. "The first is of a young girl. She wishes her lord Sesshomaru can find someone to be happy with, that will love him. The second is of a young miko that just so happens to be the guardian of the Shikon no tama. She wishes she could find someone that will truly love her, that won't hurt her, that will never insult her. Every night as she makes the stars she cries. She's in so much pain."
"What do you want me to do about it?" He rose an eyebrow at his daughter, trying to see where she was going with this.
"I wanted to change the young woman into something that represents the purity she holds. But we both know I can't without your permission." She tried her best puppy-dog eyes on him with a slight pout. He never could resist this face she was putting on. "Please otousan."
"Fine, but don't come crying to me if you mess up."
"Thank you otousan!" She hugged him before placing a kiss on his cheek. "You won't regret this." And she ran off.
"What to turn her into? An angel is too normal but a demon being pure is new, but what type of demon?" She tapped her chin as she looked at the sleeping girl. "Lord Sesshomaru is a dog demon so my best bet would be making her a dog demon but not like the silver clan he is. It has to be something no one has ever seen or heard of. I could still give her great wings. I've got it." And she smiled before landing next to the sleeping woman.
Powers granted unto me
Hear my cry and do my will
Pure that lies before my eyes
Suffered much and silent cries
Give her the form of purity
Give her the form of dignity
Grant upon her beast and wing
So all will know the divinity.
True love to bind
True love to save
True love to wipe it all away
True love so pure
Better than divine
To ease this sorrowed soul tonight
To erase the sorrow
To erase the pain.
Renew the blood in the veins
Change to that few can hold
Keep purity close
Drive hate away
Awaken the soul
And mend the heart
Two broken halves.
She finished the chant and the young woman moaned slightly as the changes came over her. She didn't stay to see what had happened, too filled with glee that it was working. She had much left to do, like having the two paths cross and soon if the wishes were to be granted soon. She had so much to do.
She had felt a warm wave over sweep her body, lulling her into an even deeper sleep. She didn't know why but it felt good and it rejuvenated her to the fullest but she was not ready to wake up. She knew it wasn't too late or early in the morning, maybe about midnight. She had no cares right now and she was too absorbed in her dreams.
In her dreams she could see a tall, lone figure standing before her. She could tell it was a man from the strong frame she could see outlined by the light. She didn't know who it was but he had invaded her dreams nightly since she started to make the paper stars. Originally she thought it was Inuyasha but it became apparent that it wasn't him from the start of the paper stars. If she was meant to be with him then she would not have had to make the stars in the first place.
No, she knew now that she could no longer love him, nor did she love him any longer. She had moved on, she felt, since the warm feeling that swept over her sometime before. She felt as if she could move on and find another, that even if Inuyasha was with his dead lover now, she didn't care and it didn't hurt as much anymore. She felt like she was a new person, and in a sense it was true. She would just rest for now.
He entered the clearing, silver hair billowing out around him and nose twitching, as if he picked up on another scent. He growled low and approached where his shard detector should have been to find a different woman lying there. He growled louder and she seemed to stir slightly but not fully. He growled again, waking the fox kit that lay in the woman's arms. He looked confused and drowsy and didn't seem to get what was wrong.
"What's wrong Inuyasha? Me and Kagome are trying to sleep," he said as if it was a fact.
"That's not Kagome," Inuyasha growled. "Get away from her."
"But it is Kagome. She never got up or left. She's been asleep the whole…" He stopped talking as he turned and was surprised with what he saw. It was a beautiful woman with long pearl colored hair. Her skin was as pale as the whitest moon he'd ever seen and he felt the warmth that came off of her. It made him want to sleep again but he noticed the slight change in her scent but it still felt like Kagome, the girl that had took up raising and caring for him.
"What happened? This can't be Kagome, but it still feels like Kagome." He sniffed her and noticed how she still kept part of her scent. "And Kagome's scent is still there."
"It's not Kagome," Inuyasha growled, waking the cat and the other two in the area.
"What's wrong Inuyasha?" The male asked as he rubbed his eyes. "I believe you've woken everybody up." He looked irritated at his half demon companion.
"Yeah Inuyasha," the woman grumbled. "I was having such a nice sleep too."
"Kagome is missing," he commented. "This woman has something to do with it." He pointed to the still sleeping form of the woman.
"But Kagome was the first one to go to sleep," the male replied. "She would not leave when it is not safe. You must be mistaken." He approached only to see that it was not Kagome that laid there. "My word."
"What is it Miroku?" The woman asked as she approached and her eyes widened at what she saw. This couldn't possibly be Kagome, her best friend and sister figure. This woman looked nothing like her best friend.
Inuyasha made an attempt to attack her but the cat grew and growled low in warning, as if the cat knew something they didn't. No, the cat stood protectively over the woman, the fox kit staying with the woman too.
"Move, Kirara," Inuyasha called. "Stop protecting her. She did something with Kagome." He was getting extremely frustrated that Kirara and the young fox kit would not let him attack the woman. "Get out of the way!"
Kirara hissed, fur standing on end and the fox kit tried to wake the woman up. She would moan and turn her head away slightly. He kept up, Kirara still standing over them protectively. Neither wanted to see the woman hurt, not by one of their friends.
"Wake up, or we're done for Kagome," he called as he bounced on her chest. "Please, they don't think you're you."
"What? What is it Shippo?" She mumbled as she looked at him tired. She could hear Kirara growling and what she could tell was a very angry Inuyasha. "What's going on?"
"They don't think it's you, Kagome." He peered into her now midnight blue and silver eyes.
"What do you mean Shippo?" She was wide awake now at his comment. "Have I changed?"
"Yes but they don't think it's you. Me and Kirara do." He accepted her holding him as she stood, pearl hair cascading past her waist. "You're a demon now Kagome." At the comment her eyes widened, unsure what to do.
"How can I be a demon? I don't understand." To say she was confused was an understatement. She couldn't see how it was possible for a human to be a demon, at least she always thought she was human.
"That's not Kagome!" He growled. "She is just a stupid demon so move so I can finish her off." His grip around his sword tightened as he glared at her. "Get the hell out of the way!" He ran and tried to attack her but Kirara head butted him away, not letting him hurt the woman. "Stupid neko," he growled and tried to attack her again, managing to get past Kirara but right when the attack was to hit the woman it was deflected by a soft silver barrier.
She was hurt that he would try to attack her. She just let a tear slip down her cheek before grabbing Shippo and getting on Kirara's back. She was sad but nudged Kirara on. "Let's get out of here, Kirara. It's obvious he doesn't know who I am." Kirara gave a roar and they flew off, Sango shocked at this because Kirara would not just fly off with a stranger and Shippo would never leave without Kagome.
'We've made a mistake.'Author's Corner:
Sorry for the delay on my other stories, I have been busy and had writer's block really bad. Hopefully I have the next chapter for Elemental Kunoichi up soon.
Hope you enjoyed this first chapter. This story is already completely written but I will post this story completely within the next couple of days. Review if you like and if you have any questions I'll try to answer them. Have a nice day!