|The Boy You Once Were
Author: MajesticDemoness PM
"Wait a minute this isn't Inuyasha's time, where are all her friends! Wait theres Sesshomaru he is a kid!" Kagome fell back in time futher then intended,way futher, and why was she forced to the western lands for being believed to be a strong priestess? A new journey for Kagome but with others who disliked her. I do not own Inuyasha just this plot line!Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Adventure - Sesshomaru & Kagome H. - Chapters: 22 - Words: 40,442 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 08-06-12 - Published: 07-24-09 - id: 5245333
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Chapter 1- Step back 900 years…
Kagome inhaled sharply as her hands placed on the ancient smooth wood of the well. She had been in her time three days now since her recent
squabble with the stubborn half demon. She had stormed off and returned home to get away from his infuriating presence, which had gotten her so riled
up. He could be such a childish, egotistical, jerk sometimes. Shaking her head to clear it of thoughts of him, her pale slender fingers clutched the well edge.
She needed to go back, her friends would be missing her, though she thought it odd Inuyasha had yet to come and retrieve her. He was one to whine
about wasting so much precious time when they could be finding the shards. One of them needed to break the ice, and apparently it would be her this
time, considering he wasn't here yet.
Tugging her backpack straps further out so the weight shifted, and was mainly tugging against her palms now; she stepped up onto the edge and
looked down sensing the swirling ancient energy slightly wrap about her own aura. It tugged at her hungrily trying to lure her into the dry well.
But something felt odd, like out of place to her, but then again she hardly ever just stood and let the well's energy surround something tugged
at the back of her mind though. It didn't feel quite right, and the feeling of this boring day was soon to turn into a long one came to grace her thoughts.
Blinking she shook her head, she was letting her thoughts and paranoia wander too far. Her left hand came to grasp about the small chunk of the jewel
that was now melded together that hung loosely about her neck from a silver chain.
Her lungs filled with air once more as she just stepped, letting herself plummet into the darkness below and the familiar magick lapped at her form as
it consumed her in a bright illuminated light. To Kagome it seemed stronger this time for some odd reason, and the normal timing of when she thought the
light would fade didn't come she began to panic slightly. Her eyes closed tightly as she just wielded herself to be calm and within a couple more minutes
she landed firmly on solid ground once more, the blinding light fading around her. She gave her head a rough shake as her gaze roamed up and the
comforting blue sky she had seen are hundreds of occasions came in view. Sighing she heard no movement above which indicating none of her
companions were around to help her out she gripped the side of the well and began climbing her way towards the surface. The fresh cool air hit her fully
once her head emerged from the damp hole. Taking a deep breath she hauled herself out backpack and all and now sat on the edge.
Panting she wiped at her brow ridding the slight bit of sweat which resided over her skin. She hadn't climb out the well in a long while by herself, and
it even more surprised her that Inuyasha or at least Shippou wasn't here to greet her. Her chocolate hues then swung around as she saw her
surrounding they weren't the same, the woods were way thicker then last she saw of them, the area was darker and she couldn't hear the sounds of the
village which was near the well. Standing she studied the area, where was the sacred tree, she spun all the way around trying to find it but it was gone…
no where to be seen. The small area which surrounded the well was even smaller now she had only a few steps before she ran into straight woods.
"What is going on…?" Kagome asked softly out loud. This wasn't either of her times she was so use to traveling, where had the damned well taken her
now. Feared consumed her as she looked to the ancient dry well she had emerged from. Her gaze watched in closely and her spiritual powers allowed her
to see the red sparks which danced along the edge. Kagome had never seen that before…a new magick had seemed too been added to the powers of the
well…but how. How was she to return to the other times, and more specifically what era was she in now.
Biting her bottom lip, the chilling wind whipped through the late afternoon causing her midnight hair to flow behind her. Kagome tried forcing herself
calm, trying to think of what to do but her fears were bettering her as her gaze swung left then right. The thought of trying the well again plagued her
mind but what if it only threw her further back, or worse not work at all. Closing her eyes she focused her powers on searching the area for any 'company'
as her hand tightly clasped the jewel fragment. This was not good; she needed to get out of here, needed to return to her friends but how? She sensed
no presences within the area so far, but she knew soon some demon would come for the jewel. The two options rolled over in her mind, one try the well,
and two, figure out where the heck she was and learn how to reroute the well if it didn't work. Groaning softly her eyes fluttered open and landed onto
the time portal she constantly used.
Stepping to it her gaze looked down into the darkened pit, taking her chance she dropped her bag inside first and then slowly lowered herself to
where she just dropped down a couple feet, landing gracefully but nothing happened. The energy was there but no bright light, no sparkling rays…
nothing. Whimpering softly her hands came to cover her face as she shook her head causing her hair to spread across her shoulders. This was not her
day, but how did it happen why did the well change course, what was that extra magick she only now noticed…had it been Naraku's doing? "Ugh…" The
thoughts swarmed within her mind as she looked back up to the fading day above. "Well…idea one didn't work lets try two…" her tone sarcastic as she
fumbled her way back up the dry well with her pack. Once there she settled for heading in the direction that the village was suppose to be in but for some
reason she knew it to be all woods before even getting there.
The low limbs and small twigs tore at her exposed skin, along with her hair. It was getting frustrated every ten steps or so she had to slow and
untangle herself. Releasing a frustrated sigh she continued forward determined to figure this whole thing out as soon as possible. Finally after what
seemed like ages the woods thinned and she heard soft murmuring noises like a group of people. Quickening her pace she soon slowed her approach and
what came into view were several figures…but it wasn't what she expected, not human at all. It was several demons all congregating and arguing among
themselves. She could make out they were in armor and picked up several bits of the conversation like. 'It is time for war.' 'The Western lord was being
foolish to aid them.' 'The northern lord was no better.' It was irritating she was only catching brief comments of the demons. 'We should kill them both and
take the land, it should be ours, and they are too weak to carry out it out properly.'
Those words echoed in her mind, this couldn't be good and she was guessing these demons were some type of mercenaries. She had to get out
of here before they took notice of her arrival, slowly and silently she shifted her feet and turned back and taking her leave. She had over heard stuff she
knew they would kill over and right now she prayed the wind would not change on her if they found her scent she was doomed, though her barrier
blocked some of it, she didn't wish to be slaughter tonight or any night for that matter. Once she estimated to be a good three blocks away she took a
deep breath and then the urge just washed over her to run and that is what she did. She sprinted quickly through the thick woods avoiding branches and
grounded trees. Her only thoughts were getting far away from them, for she knew they could easily catch up if they knew. Sesshomaru was the Western
lord right? They were going to try and kill him? She scoffed at the idea. Good luck to them, Sesshomaru the feared and viscous legend killer was far being
an easy prey.
Her feet carried her swiftly through the darkening forest. Kagome knew she would end up camping alone…in these creepy woods. The idea didn't
sit well with her and she moved faster her breaths coming in pants and her legs beginning to ache. A glorious sound then came to her ears, rushing water
and she quickly raced towards the noise. Stumbling slightly she came to a clearing and as her hearing had told her, a river of slow rapids rested in front of
her. "Better then the woods…" Kagome muttered but then her gaze spotted in the distance, smoke. Three patches of smoke raised above the tree tops
across the river. Her heart leaped for joy at the sight praying it was a village, that normally being a sign of people. Finding the well again would be hell she
knew but she would worry about that when the time came. Perhaps there was a reason she was here, just as she was in Inuyasha's era.
Her hues moved from one end of the river as far as she could see and then to the other, a smile came to her lips as she spotted to her far left
a bridge and her feet quickly carried her to it as her eagerness grew to go to those that she hoped were people. Crossing the man made bridge wasn't as
bad as she thought it would be, the boards had looked old and unable to support much weight but testing each on as she made her way across the roped
contraption she soon found herself on the other side. Sprinting once more into the less thick woods she soon spotted what she desired. A small village of
about twenty or so huts, and she heard the squeals of children as they chased each other around the area. There were several lushes' gardens about the
area as she slowly departed from the woods to the small town, but a thought came to mind as she glanced down over her appearance. They would flip
and give her strange looks walking in looking like this, she knew from timeless experiences with her companions of coming into new villages and in this
time she had to be careful not knowing what to expect so she hurried back to a tree and dug through her yellow pack as it would be strange enough to
have with her.
Digging to the bottom of the bag she pulled out the set of priestess robes she had received as a gift from the Inuyasha village. The color was of
white and dark blue with red trim. This would have to do. She prayed that the fashion wasn't too different of this time and place. Stripping her clothes off
and quickly dressing in the foreign clothing to her, she re-stuffed her bag debating rather to hide the pack or take it with her. Decide to take it with her if
anyone to asks she would say it was magick. Kagome supposed she could call herself somewhat of a priestess. She knew herbs to heal, could construct a
barrier for a small amount of time, and she could purify to an extent. Taking a deep breath she swung the pack on back and walked the path which would
now determine her future….