|Duty to Your Pack
Author: Rikki Taro PM
Adopted story.In modern day, demons exist, but can only be recognized by fellow demons and select humans with spiritual power. To preserve the powerful race, demons long ago broke off into packs and allowed the few spiritual humans to join.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Inuyasha & Kagome H. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 38,918 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 09-24-12 - Published: 03-09-12 - id: 7909722
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Alright readers we are going to begin our descend of jerk Inuyasha, I hate writing it and I'm sure your tired reading it, so if you'll make your way to the exit marked 'Cute fluffy romance' we'll make sure you have a more enjoyable reading.
The day had came; Kagome was standing in her old room. Sure nearly everything was going to be left the same, and she was only moving out with a couple of boxes. Her face held no expression of what she was thinking, but she knew she was going to escape her fate. It would not end like this. Inuyasha acting like a jerk to her was one thing, but not to the people around her who she cared about.
Tugging at the pony tail holder in her hair, her hair fell down to her hip. Boxing up just her clothes was a lot of work, but she still had a few of her own things to take.
"Kagome!" Sango scolded. "Are you going to help carry this box or what?" Kagome giggled at Sango finding a way to complain even while helping her. But she wanted to avoid going over to Inuyasha's apartment as long as she could.
"Can't I say goodbye to this place?" She chuckled.
"No," Sango smiled walking downstairs with the last box other than a small one Kagome would take. She sighed and looked at herself in the mirror. Her legs were being shown off by her white paint stained shorts along with just wearing a plain Do as Infinity t-shirt. That mirror was a gift from her father when she was six. It was just ordered and sent to their address to be set up, along with a note from her father in which she still hadn't opened for the past twelve years.
If Dad ran away, so can I. Kagome thought looking at her reflection and to the envelope that she hadn't touched from the place she set it. So it was nice to know that her mom wouldn't get rid of it, which was good, sense it held a great value. Picking up the last box, Kagome looked around at the room. Maybe leaving it now, would make it so much easier. Now it felt like a memory, but she had no fear. She was going to be strong. If Inuyasha wanted to play low, two could play at that game. He did after all seem to hardly care. The person she met on that date didn't exist.
"I can't believe you're doing this." Miroku spat angrily storming into Inuyasha's apartment. Inuyasha looked over at him from behind the fridge where he was getting a bottle of water.
"Making Kagome move in with you. Dude, do you have no patience. If you just would have kept up with getting to know her and trying not to be so possessive, then yeah there would have been a huge chance of her actually liking you, maybe even loving you."
"I have my ways Miroku, and I'd keep your mouth clammed at times it should be." Inuyasha growled tossing a bottle of water to him.
"Maybe so, but I don't support this one bit!"
"Then why are you here?"
"Oh, 'cause Sango is coming." Miroku said with a complete mood change. Inuyasha rolled his eyes and looked up to the T. see breaking news covering an accident, interrupting the game he was watching 'til Kagome got there. "Not that far from here." Miroku pointed up. Inuyasha rolled his eyes and was uncapping his water while listening.
'A mother and two teenage girls miraculously survived this accident.' The anchor said as Inuyasha's ear twitched and he looked up which sent the bottle on the floor spilling water all over. 'One of the girls appears to have been rendered unconscious and is being watched at a clinic-'
"Inuyasha!" Miroku yelled after the retreating hanyou who was probably already downstairs by now. Miroku rolled his eyes and listened to the rest of the report.
'The doctors say she has no physical harm but must have been overwhelmed by this near death experience. But it's a wonder how they all survived without coming out with a scratch.' But Now Miroku was no longer listening to how Tokyo was going to be wondering how they survived, but followed after Inuyasha.
Kagome groaned, feeling very light headed when she opened her eyes. What happened? She asked herself as she took a deep sigh and remembered. They were almost at Inuyasha's apartment when a car was out of control and swerving like a maniac. She was just grateful she put that barrier up in time; otherwise she probably wouldn't be able to move.
Looking around, she was laying atop a king sized bed in a master bedroom. With a wall of windows across from her, looking out to the skyline of the city at night. The walls were painted red, which matched the metal gray sheets she was on that felt like silk.
There was a lot of loud murmuring from another room. Swinging her legs over the side of the bed, she stood up being a little wobbly at first, but maintained her balance.
Walking over to the door that was left open ajar, she pushed it open to lead into a hallway. Light was flooding in the end of the hall, and Kagome assumed that was where the others were.
"Miroku, seriously now is not the time." She heard the voice of Sango say angrily.
"I couldn't resist." He chuckled although clearly in pain. "Inuyasha you're going to wear a hole in the floor with your pacing."
There was no response from the said hanyou, but Kagome could hear the heavy thud of pacing feet. Inuyasha is really this worried? She thought. She knew demons cared deeply for their mates, but wasn't that just instinct? She wasn't even hurt, she felt fine except the fact that she was tired and had low energy.
Walking out, they were all in a very nice apartment; that she assumed was Inuyasha's. The living room itself was huge although it was also the kitchen. Her mother, Sango, and Miroku were sitting on a black leather couch, with Inuyasha in front of them pacing.
"They're right Takaha-" She began but was stopped by the fact of being gripped to death by the hanyou.
A small light blush was raiding her cheek due to the fact he was gripping her like a lifeline. No man had ever done that to her, it made her realize that she was important to him just like she always hoped to whoever she married. Was it really just only instinct?
"You guys ok?" She asked her mother and Sango.
"Yeah we're fine," Sango answered slowly.
"The question is if you're fine." Ai said in her naturally calm tone. Getting Inuyasha to release his choking hug, he still kept a hold of his wrist in her hand, as if he let go she would fly away.
"Peachy," She grinned plopping down on the other unoccupied sofa. Everyone was looking at her like wasn't acting normal. "Is there anything you want to say?"
"How the hell are you so calm?" Inuyasha exploded. He couldn't stand how she seemed so calm when she could have so easily been killed. Kagome shrugged.
"So how long was I out?"
"A little over an hour." Sango answered. Kagome didn't seem that much in shock.
"I didn't think I'd be out that long." She said acting like she just took a nap and over slept.
"You passed out and are acting like it was nothing! Act somewhat alarmed you were in an accident!" Inuyasha yelled. Kagome narrowed her eyes annoyed of his demand.
"It's not that big of a deal!" She shouted. "I only blacked out just because I kept that barrier up for so long, you guys are acting like I got hit by a bus. If Sango and Mom are fine, than so am I. The only difference is I held the barrier to protect us and it weakened me since I was sick recently."
Inuyasha just turned away from her and walked towards the door.
"Fine," He huffed. "You're fine; I guess that's all that matters. I'll go and start carrying up some of those boxes." And he left.
"Of course even after facing a wreck he still wants me to move in with him." She muttered rubbing her eyes. "Is there any orange juice or something here?"
"I'll check," Miroku said getting up to walk to the fridge. "But you know Kagome; he was honestly worried about you. The moment he heard of the accident, he wasted no time leaving to go check on you."
Kagome looked up slightly surprised. Miroku just lifted up a mini bottle of Gatorade and Kagome nodded as he walked back over.
"It might not be my place, but considering you're my cousin and he's my best friend, in honesty maybe moving in you might get to know the real Inuyasha." He said handing the drink to her.
"That's sweet Miroku." Sango smiled. Miroku turned to her with a devious smirk.
"There's more than my perverted side Sango."
"I guess it might not be that bad," Kagome grumbled taking a sip. "He at least has a good taste in flavored drinks, and a nice view." She looked off to the side of the room of full windows that had a double door out onto the balcony. Although she didn't know the hanyou standing out in the main hall who was about to walk in carrying all of the eight boxes in one hand, although was still having trouble balancing them.
Walking in, Inuyasha had a nice smile on his lips. Not like a child on Christmas day, but just a happy thought smile.
"Alright let's go on and unpack." He said walking down the hall and opening one of the closed doors in the hall.
Sango patted Kagome's hand as the two girls got up and were following when Sango felt a friction on her hind. On reflex of course she caused a loud 'slap' that made Inuyasha poke his head out of the room but just shrugged of the fact Miroku was being slapped again.
Kagome giggled amused and hugged her mom when they walked into the room that was going to be hers. It was just like a mirror of the room she was in earlier. Although she didn't have a whole wall of windows but only a few, and instead of a king sized bed had a queen. The walls were painted a teal, that Kagome liked but they still weren't her familiar yellow ones.
Inuyasha walked over to one of the other doors in the room, and opened in with flipping on a light, and Kagome could see it was a walk in closet. Now trying not to flip with the fact she had a walk in closet that she always wanted, Kagome just took one of the boxes and tried ripping the tap she put on there off but was having a hard time when a masculine hand took hers.
"I'll get it." Inuyasha's voice whispered behind her as he only needed to run his claws over the tape as it broke off, allowing the box to be opened.
"Thanks," She sighed flipping it open to the neatly folded clothes she had.
"There are hangers in the closet." Inuyasha said grabbing another box that he could tell was full of books. He already had this room set up the day after he announced Kagome moving in with him. Although he wanted her sleeping in his room, he knew that would be far too much for her, and decided a room next door to his just had to be good enough…for now.
Walking over to the book shelf he split open the tape and looked over the different books he was placing on the shelf. A few were comics that he too liked, but most were a bunch of romance novels. He mentally snickered, he would give her much more romance than even bestselling authors could imagine.
Most of the boxes were just of Kagome's clothes with just a few pictures and electronic devices she brought along for her phone.
Crushing the last box Kagome only had her bath products to put away when she noticed another door besides the closet and door to the hall.
"Is this a bathroom?" She asked walking over when Inuyasha froze up as she pulled it open and her bag of products dropped to the floor. "The rooms…are connected?"
Miroku and Sango looked at each other and then back at Inuyasha as Ai bit her lip not liking the idea.
"I was expecting this to be the nursery?"
"You want a personal access to my room without using the main door?" Kagome exploded.
"And if I do?" Inuyasha crossed his arms with an angry scowl. The others were prepared for the huge fight to come on them when Kagome's hold on the box tightened.
"I guess there's nothing I can honestly do." She muttered turning to walk out. "You guys hungry? Let's order a pizza."
Everyone was completely shocked that she was calm over that. It was a thought of that she was ok as they all went back into the living room and ordered a pizza that they ate in a silence other than Miroku talking about a case he had that everyone really wasn't paying attention to. Then it was time for the others to leave. Miroku just ruffled his younger cousin's hair and told Inuyasha he'd call him tomorrow, while Sango gave Kagome a hug and said her own goodbyes before Miroku offered to go on and drive Kagome home.
Ai hugged her daughter and kissed her forehead before leaving with a small smile. Leaving Inuyasha and Kagome alone in the large apartment. He waited for her to do something, when she slowly turned to him with a very angry glare that even sent a chill down his spine.
"I'm sleeping on the couch tonight."
Rofl! That's so worth it and humorous but still pretty cute if I say so myself but this ain't nothing compared to my next chapter. *Squeal* I only have to type it so Wednesday by the latest if I get enough of the reviews I want! And yes Inuyasha at 25 from Kagome's world also reads comics and comics being mangas. So R-E-V-I-E-W find out what it means to me which will equal another update!