A/N: A three month wait isn't so terribly is it? Okay, it might be a little bit terrible, but at least it wasn't a year! I am trying really hard to make progress on all of my stories! Wish me luck!

Chapter Rated M

Disclaimer: Rumiko Takahashi owns InuYasha and Co. I just screw them up to entertain fans.



Flashbacks/ Dreams








Chapter 21




She watched the water as it ran against the side of the yacht, splashing up enough so the spray of salt brushed along her face, clung to her hair and she closed her eyes.

He was there, lips caressing, hands pulling up her white dress, dragging her down to the sand. He didn't hear her, or had ignored her.

She opening her eyes quickly, her heart squeezing painfully in her chest and put her head In her hands, elbows resting on the rail with a soft sob.

Why had it turned out this way?

InuYasha watched her from the top deck, his jaw tightening as he heard the sob and shoved his hands through his hair.

That bastard.

She breathed softly against his neck, head resting on his shoulder as he carried her on his back to the hotel. She had cried so much he was afraid she would never stop, clinging to him like she was the last thing on earth that could possibly save her from her pain.

Glancing back at her sleeping face he had decided that no matter what, he would save her, even if it was from herself.

He looked at the hotel, looming in front of them then turned, heading towards the dock.

"I am taking her Smokey, and you can't do a damn thing to stop me." He snapped at the girl, standing in her hotel room, Aya watching them from the bed.

"Are you fucking insane? Why would we let her go with you? Why the fuck does she need to go anywhere?" She snapped back at him, hands on her hips, her gray eyes spitting fire.

"Ask your brother." He spat out. "I'm only here to get her things." He shoved past her, into the room. "You, bitch, pack her bags." He snapped his fingers at Aya who bristled.

"Hey, that's not very nice…" She mumbled then looked at Smokey as the older girl grabbed him hard by the hair.

"Get out of our room."

He stumbled back then turned, smacking her hand away.

"She saw your brother, he was screwing some girl on the beach." Smokey shifted, pressed her hand to her mouth for a moment in disbelief.

"What…? He wouldn't do that, why would he? You're lying!"

"I saw it with my own eyes, but what's worse, is so did she." He glanced past her to the door, catching a glimpse of the green of Hunter's eyes then turned back to Smokey.

"Pack her things, I'm taking her."

"You have got to be fucking kidding me! There is still two more days of vacation left. Why are you leaving early, and how am I going to get back to school?" He dodged the thrown shoe as he packed his things into his bag.

"I just need to go Kikyou, and you can go back with everyone else."

"On that dinky little boat? You expect me to go back on that leaky piece of shit?"

"It's not leaky, and from what I heard the other girls think it's very comfortable."

She snarled and threw another shoe at him.

"If you leave…I swear to god." She left the threat air hanging in the air as he looked at her.

"I'll see you back at school." He grabbed his bag and moved out.

"InuYasha!" She yelled after him.

He breathed out slowly, leaning against the rail as he continued to watch her from above. Her sobbing had turned into quiet sniffles now, for which he was grateful. It wasn't easy, trying to give her a bit of space, all the while wanting to shake the sadness out of her.

After all, why was it she was so upset anyway? It's not like she was dating him, it's not like she was in love…

He heart stung in his chest and he blinked rapidly.

"In love?" He clenched his jaw and shoved away from the railing. "Who is in love?" He sneered a bit at himself as he moved away.

Was he an idiot?

She leaned against the railing of her balcony, overlooking the ocean.

Of course she knew where he was going, what he was doing. She had seen him carrying that girl on his back, pausing to decide what to do before carrying her off to the docks.

"That bitch…" She muttered then turned as her phone beeped at her from the dresser and grabbed it.


"It's me." His voice crackled through the speaker. "Does she have the jewel?"

"Yes, she has it." Her voice tightened, her plan had failed, the girl hadn't died.

"Good." His voice lowered. "Here is what you're going to do next."

She listened for a moment, her breath catching in her throat and her eyes widening quickly.

"Look, she called me out to her, it's not like it was a planned thing. It's not like I saw her standing there, watching or anything! She didn't say anything, didn't call out to me."

"And what, that makes it okay? You're trying to pull her closer to yourself so you go out and fuck the first bimbo that calls to you?" Smokey snapped at her younger twin and watched his jaw go tight. He was upset, she could see. But that wasn't good enough. "I'm glad you care about her enough to fuck someone out in the open."

He stood suddenly, knocking over his chair, his eyes menacing before turning and storming out of the hotel room.

Aya watched them from the bed, biting her lower lip. Kagome was alive. She looked out of the window, and felt relieved.

He opened the door to his dorm apartment, their bags slung over his shoulder as he stepped to the side, let the quite girl into the dark apartment

"Are you hungry?" He watched her as she shook her head no and felt frustration snap through him as he moved around her, dropping the bags on the floor. She hadn't eaten since yesterday, she hadn't acted anything like herself, staying quiet, depressed, just…

He whirled on her, moving back to her quickly and grabbed her arms hard with his human hands, shook her once, hard.

"Snap out of it!"

She looked startled for a moment then pushed his hands away from her arms with a soft noise.

"I don't know what you're talking about."

"No?" He felt the anger bubble inside of him, at her, at Hunter and at himself. "You're not thinking about Hunter fucking that girl?"

Kagome flinched hard, moving around him towards the living room and his hand clamped hard onto her upper arm, dragging her back to him roughly.

She stumbled into him with a startled noise.

"You didn't really want him. You just wanted something that was easy, safe." He watched her, his expression livid and just a bit of something else she didn't know what to call. "You are just running scared to something you know, instead of taking a real chance with something unknown." She watched him, breathing harder.

"What are you talking about?" Her voice was soft.

"I'm talking about you taking a chance, I want you to…" He trailed off, watching her questioning face, her innocent questioning face, the way her lips were parted when she breathed and the way she looked almost…hopeful? "Forget it." He let her go, moving away from her to his bedroom.

Kagome looked after him, stunned for a moment her mind a messy jumble of thoughts before a feeling broke through violently; irritation.

"You're going to lecture me about running away then run off mid sentence?" She followed him into the bedroom, and he ignored her. "Oh, right. I'm sorry, you're the only one who can have stupid mood swings, and you're the only one who gets to walk away from everything when you want to. You get to do whatever the hell you want, but the rest of us? We have to follow some rule, some pattern that fits just where you want us to go. Like pieces of a chess board!"

His shoulders tightened and he turned to look at her.

"What the hell are you talking about?"

"You want to have your cake and eat it too."

He stared at her for a moment, tried to process that irritating expression then shook his head.

"Speak plainly, I don't understand what the hell it is you're trying to say you stupid girl."

"You want me to follow you around like your goddamn dog, but you want to be able to run off and fuck that woman whenever the mood strikes you!" She yelled at him, her voice cracking at the sheer volume of it then stilled as his face went blank and the only sound in the room was her ragged breathing. "What make you so damned special…?" She whispered to him before shaking her head hard. "I'm leaving."

She moved out of the room, scooped her bag up and slung it over her shoulder, moving to the door.

His clawed hand suddenly slammed into the door next to her head, the air from the moment enough to blow her hair around slightly and she jerked hard, barely holding back a scream before straightening her shoulders and turned to look up at him with a blank face.

"You can't intimidate me." She said coldly then her heart pounded hard, once against her ribcage as he leaned down, kissing her roughly, his body moving against hers, pinning her back firmly against the door.

Kagome stood still, shocked for a moment before angrily shoving against his chest with a protesting noise.

He ignored her hands, moving his own down to her waist and lifted her up, thumping her back firmly against the door then took the chance to slide his tongue into her mouth when she gasped in surprise.

She squeezed her eyes closed, her hands fisting hard in his shirt before pulling him closer, her tongue flicking along his then sucking slightly. She shivered as he groaned, as she felt his claws prick through her clothes, into her hips and felt heat rush through her body.

He was forceful, unrelenting and dominate in the kiss and she was enjoying it, sliding a hand up from his chest to tangle her fingers hard in his hair with a faint moan.

He deepened the kiss a bit more before breaking it, looking at her, breathing just as hard as she.

"I'm not going to stop." He growled out softly, his voice quiet, his eyes dark and she watched him, took in his silver hair, his irresistible ears and his lustful golden eyes and felt herself nod in agreement.

They were in his bedroom before she could take in a breath, her being tumbled down onto the bed as the sound of fabric ripping and the cool air of the room moving across her bared stomach.

Her bra didn't stand a chance as his claws swiped it clean off, and her mind didn't stand a chance at thinking as he dipped his head, taking a nipple into his mouth and sucked.

She arched, gasped and lifted her hips as he slipped her pants off, her underwear, and left her naked and quivering as his tongue slid down one side of her breast then to the other, his mouth teasing and nipping playfully.

He felt the blood rush to his head, felt his demon blood spike as he ripped off his own shirt, his pants and leaned over her.

He was losing control and he knew it.

Her hands slid down his back, pulled him closer as his hands slide along her ribs, to her hips, lifting them up off of the bed to press against his own. She gasped when she felt his warmth, felt how hard he was, felt her own insides tremble at the thought of being claimed by him, consumed, then suddenly he was pulling away from her.

"I can't." His jaw was tight, arms shaking as he forced himself up then he paused as her hands slid up, her arms wrapping around him.

"InuYasha." Her voice was quiet and she looked up at him with soft eyes, a flushed face and the most trusting expression he had ever seen. His heart beat hard in his chest as he allowed her to pull him down.

His eyes widened as her lips brushed against his tenderly, warmly.

"It's okay. I trust you. It'll be okay." She whispered to him, and suddenly he felt his demon blood ebbing away, back into place as she kissed him again, this time deeply, her fingers tracing lightly along his back.

"Kagome…" He groaned softly against his lips as he shifted her hips, and pressed into her slowly.

He watched the sunlight dance across her skin as he trailed his fingers gently over her back, the sounds of birds chirping outside making him feel almost ridiculously happy. She slept soundly, a comfortable look on her face as she breathed lightly and he smiled, leaning down and gently kissed the mates' mark on her neck.

The vibrating of his phone had his mind cursing as he stood up, grabbed it then moved to the other room.


"I…InuYasha." She sobbed violently, her voice shaking hard as she spoke. "InuYasha, please…help me, save me. Please…! I can't…there's so much blood…please!"

His hand tightened on his phone as his heart tightened in his chest, his pupils shrinking quickly.

"Kikyou? Where are you?"

Aya moved down the hallway to her dorm room, her bag slung over her shoulder as she hummed softly to herself. The boat ride with Kikyou had been terrible, but when they arrived Kouga had been waiting for her, wanted to talk to her and had asked her out on a date.

Her heart sung as she opened the door to her room then stopped, looking at Kagura sitting on her bed.

She smirked as she stood slowly. "Sorry that I have to be the one to wipe that smile off of your face. But you're needed once again." She lifted her hand, a fan slipping open. "This'll only hurt a little."

"Kanna." He waved a hand, a small silver headed girl appearing in front of him. "Let me see the progress."

She shifted, held up a mirror that flashed once. "The darkness was settled by the first trail." The Shikon no Tama appeared in the mirror, glowing softly and he leaned as a black dot appeared in the center of it and he smirked.

"This is only the beginning."

A/N: What do you think? Decent enough? Wasn't terribly long, but wasn't that short either! Read and review if you please!