Author: Silence is Beautiful PM
Rin follows a fox and falls down The Bone Eaters Well.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Sesshomaru & Rin - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,003 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 07-09-11 - Published: 06-03-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6021904
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I watched Alice in Wonderland yesterday and got an idea from it. It's my little twist. I may borrow something's from the movie here and there. Hope you don't mind.
I do not own Inuyasha or Alice in Wonderland.
"Rin are you paying attention?" Victoria, Rin's stepmother snapped.
Rin looked away from the window to stare at her stepmother with dull brown eyes. "Yes, Victoria."
Victoria turned her back and began speaking again. "You have to be proper. Keep your mouth shut and smile. Those lessons should pay off, but knowing you, you will find some way to screw up."
Rin sighed. "What if I don't want to marry him?"
Victoria rounded on her and slapped her across the face. "Don't you dare ruin this." She hissed. "The wedding is tomorrow you will do what you are told."
"Victoria that is enough." Rin's father, Robert, stood in the doorway with disapproving eyes. "Rin darling take a walk with me." Rin stood up and followed her father to the garden. "That mark will show tomorrow."
Rin shrugged. "She got sloppy. No doubt she will punish me for her mistake."
Roberts eyes showed sadness, "I'm sorry my daughter."
Rin stopped walking but she looked straight ahead. "If you were actually sorry then you would do something about it. But you are letting her strike me and marry me off to a man twice my age. So don't tell me you are sorry if you are going to do nothing." Then she started walking again.
Robert watched his daughter walk away from him with wide eyes; he had never heard her voice grow so cold. She was once full of life and energy and now she acts like her life had been sucked from her because of his choices and mistakes.
Rin pushed open the door to her grandmother's house and into her waiting arms. "There, there child." Her grandmother cooed.
"Why won't he do something?" Rin cried. "They will take me away and I will never see you again."
"An ocean could not keep us apart." Her grandmother said with all confidence in the world. "Everything will work out."
"I wish I thought the way you did." Rin took a step back and sniffed.
"You shouldn't. If you thought like I, then you would not be you." Grandmother smiled at her. "And I like you." Rin laughed. If anybody could make her smile, laugh and wash her fears away, it would be her grandmother, her mom's mom.
They fell into a comfortable silence, walking with each other's arm looped. Then something moving caught the corner of Rin's Right eye. "What was that?"
"What was what, Rin?" Grandmother asked, but Rin was already pulling her into the direction.
"Something was moving over there." Rin pushed a couple of tree limbs out of the way with her grandmother walking behind her. They came to a clearing with a worn down wooden well in the middle. "What is that?"
"The Bone Eaters Well. There's a myth saying that there is another world in it."
Rin took a couple steps forward, "That's nonsense grandmother."
"Is it?" Her grandmother mused. Rin turned around and smiled at her. Before Rin could peer further down into the well, they heard a whistle. "I think your father is looking for you."
Rin stood back with her grandmother and walked back with her but before they the well disappeared from her sight she looked back and gave a wishful sigh. "If only it were true."
Rin stood in front of a mirror while multiple maids tied and fixed her wedding dress. It was a pure white color. It was tight around her upper body but it flared out starting at her hips and going all the way down past her feet. The sleeves came off her shoulders going all the way down her arms stopping a little past her wrists. Her stepmother was most unpleased when the scarred pinpricks on her shoulder were showing, but nothing could be helped with that.
The wedding was being held outside and the clouds darkened to match Rin's mood. Her face remained emotionless as she walked down the isle with her father. Her future husband gave her a toothy smile and she wanted to vomit.
Robert kissed his daughters cheek and smiled at her but his smiled faded when she didn't smile back. Her eyes were dull and lifeless as he handed her off.
Rin was not paying attention to the words the priest said. She was staring straight through the man she would soon belong to, but he shook her to get her attention.
"Rin it is your turn to say I do." He whispered to her.
Rin's vocal chords tangled up and she no longer could speak. All of a sudden, panic hit her like a ton of bricks almost bringing her down to her knees. Her stepmother started glaring daggers into her back promising punishment for messing up. People started to whisper and Rin found it hard to breathe.
A movement caught the corner of her eye again, and her feet started moving on their own towards the motion. She broke out into a run with people shouting at her to come back but she ignored them and ran as if her life depended on it.
It was a fox running on two legs. He turned his head to look at her with green eyes as he ran and smiled. Rin ran past her grandmother's house. She pushed past a couple of tree limbs like yesterday and stopped when the fox waved at her and jumped down the well.
Rin slowly walked closer to the well. She placed her hands on the edge of the well and looked down into the well. The fox was gone. The edge of the well was rotted and it gave away under neither her weight making her fall in. She thought she was going to hit dirt but she kept falling and falling. Finally what seemed after eternity she hit something and but she fell into unconsciousness.
"Inuyasha stop poking her." Kagome hissed at her mate.
"She needs to hurry up and wake up. We don't have all day here." Inuyasha hissed back.
"She's lovely." Miroku said, his hands inching forward.
Sango slapped his hand away, "Don't even think about it you dirty monk."
"Sango you are my wife, you are the only one for me-Oh! She is waking up!" Sango rolled her eyes at her husband's excitement.
Rin slowly opened her eyes to see four faces peering down at her. But the person her caught her eyes was a man with silver white hair with dog ears on his head. She reached up to touch it then the fox came to sit on her stomach and she gasped.
"The fox!" With speed, she sat up and grabbed him around the waist. "I got you!"
The fox smiled at her showing her a pair of small fangs. "Hi, I'm Shippo."
She dropped him, "It talks." She said with awe in her voice. "Oh my God I'm dead."
Inuyasha laughed, and Kagome smiled at her. "No you're not." They went around in a circle and introduced themselves. "You followed Shippo and fell down the well."
"The Bone Eaters Well?" Rin asked. Kagome nodded her head. "But I thought she was just joking."
"Who?" The one named Sango asked.
"My grandmother." She answered. Then she looked at Inuyasha. "Why are your ears like that?"
Inuyasha glared at her and crossed his arms. "I'm a half demon."
"De-demon?" Rin stuttered. "If I'm not dead, then I'm dreaming. None of this is possible." She stood up with some struggle because she was still wearing her wedding dress.
"But it is Rin." Kagome said following her outside.
Rin stopped and turned on her. "How do you know my name? I never told you."
"Everybody knows who you are." Inuyasha said coming to stand by his mate. "Now that you are back, you are going to help us gain back the West."
"Gain back the West?" Rin repeated.
"Sesshomaru my brother disappeared. When he disappeared Naraku decided he was the new ruler." Inuyasha said. "We need to find him to take it back. 'Cause there is no way in hell I'm ruling that piece of shit."
"How am I going to help?" Rin asked them. No one seemed to have an answer for her. "Exactly. I'm nothing but a girl getting married."
Kagome gasped. "I had no idea you were getting married today."
Rin sneered. "The man is twice my age and perverted. My stepmother is making me. I don't have a choice in anything."
Kagome smiled. "Well it's a good thing then that you followed Shippo."
"I still have to marry him when I go back or wake up. Then I'll get the beating of a lifetime because I ran off."
Rin picked up the trail of her dress and walked away from them. Rin disappeared from their sights.
"Should we follow her?" Sango asked coming to stand beside Kagome.
"I don't know." Kagome said.
Rin grumbled to herself. Her dress was torn up by now. She stumbled and fell and her dress kept getting stuck on twigs and branches. Her hair was coming out of its hair tie spilling her dark hair all around her. She looked like a hot mess. She let out a gasp when she slipped and fell down a small hill. Instead of getting back up she just laid there.
"You are going to get eaten if you don't move." A low male voice said. Rin was still laying on the ground but she maneuvered her head to get a better view of the speaker. He almost looked like Inuyasha, but his hair was more silvery, no dog-ears but pointed ones, and he had markings on his face.
"You must be Sesshomaru." Rin said.
"What makes you think that?" He asked.
"Inuyasha only mentioned one brother and you almost look like him." She said. "So are you?"
"I am." He said. Rin stood up his golden eyes stared right through her. "You are not from around here." It was a statement more than a question.
"I fell down a well." Rin said. "They said I wasn't dead, so clearly I'm dreaming."
His eyes widened when he could really see what she looked like. "You are her aren't you? You have returned."
She took a step back. "How is that everyone knows who I am?"
He moved to stand in front of her; he moved her hair from her right shoulder. He saw two small scarred pin pricks. The breath in his body left him. "Because you are my mate." He said. "Lady of the Western Lands."
She held up her hands. "Whoa, whoa, whoa. What?"
Sesshomaru lifted his head to the sky. "I couldn't tell because of the other smells on your body. Come." He picked her up. "They are coming. And if you want answers there is no time to fight."
She held on for dear life around his neck. His jumps jarred her body and she felt like she was being tosses around. Finally, when he stopped, she removed her face from his neck to see a stonewall with no entrance. She squealed when he made another jump on to the edge of the wall and down on the ground. He carried her inside and let her feet hit the floor.
"Alright now start explaining." Rin narrowed her eyes and crossed her arms. "If you are my 'mate' then why don't I remember you? Why don't I remember any of this?"
"What do you remember?" He asked her instead.
The next chapter is going to be hard. I have the chapter planned out two ways, I'm just having troubling picking if I want her to take the news well or let her live in denial for a while. (Oh look I'm a poet and didn't know it.)