Hello!!! Konnichiwa minna-san! Here I am with another story for you all to review, when I haven't even finished my first one!! **cowers in shame** But not to fear; I will EVENTUALLY finish it!! -_-`Hopefully......! **sweatdrops** Well, I hope you enjoy this story!! I have no idea how it's going to turn out yet, but I have a rough idea! Things change, however! Well, arigato, and enjoy! Oh, yeah! And thanks to my sister, Akari, AKA, Rin; (ya know, Sesshomaru's girl!! =P) for editing this chapter! Thanks girl! (she's 10 yrs old.)

Rolling Fire, Burning Soul



Chapter 1

By: Kitten Kisses (AKA Sango)

Kagome smiled across the table at Hojo. This date hadn't turned out so bad....yet. In fact, it was actually kinda fun. Sorta. Hojo was nice and all.....cute too. But sometimes he could be so DULL. But maybe she only thought that because of her adventures in Feudal Japan. A frown covered her face. She needed to get out more. But if this is what all dates were about.....she couldn't bear the thought. How boring! She'd never marry anyone! All of the dates she went on would be so monotonous she'd never go on a 2nd!

"Kagome?" Hojo asked, looking worried. "Is your back hurting you? I'm sorry. I bet you dragged yourself out here for me."

"Ah, no! It's not that! I'm having a lot of fun!" ~Not!~

She sighed. How much longer did she have to endure this? "Achoo!" she sneezed.

"Are you sure you're okay?"

"Yeah- cough! I- cough! Think so- cough!"

"I don't think so!" Hojo exclaimed. "You need to go home and get some rest!"

"Hold on." She said, closing her eyes, trying to catch her breath. "Alright." She said. "I'm going home now."

She looked up, but saw nothing. Hojo wasn't there, nobody. She walked out of the restaurant, and started to walk home. "What's going on?" she asked herself. Nobody was on the sidewalk, no cars were in the street. Black clouds rolled on overhead, and Kagome decided to get home before it rained. Dashing down the street she was caught in a fit of coughing. Why was this happening? There was nothing around to cause her coughing. She didn't have many allergies, and the few that she did have would just cause swelling. Shrugging her shoulders she started to run. But after running a few feet, she was caught in another fit of coughing. Kneeling on the sidewalk, she attempted to catch her breath, but every time she seemed to get it back, she started to cough again. Finally, she just lay on the sidewalk and closed her eyes. Her eyes stung and her throat felt raw. She breathed in heavily through her mouth and coughed again as her lungs were filled with a foreign substance. Breathing deeply, she buried her head in her arms to try and block out whatever was causing her coughing. But her eyes snapped open again when she felt a searing heat nearby. Looking around frantically, she tried to locate the source. But there was nothing in sight. Rolling to the left, she tried to escape the heat, but it seemed worse in that direction. She tried to get to her feet, but was knocked down by the intense inferno of heat. She realized that she was trapped by an unseen foe. Collapsing on the sidewalk, she tried to gain her composure. She felt sleepy. Closing her eyes, she started to fall asleep. She knew that this would be a sleep from which she would never awaken. Her inner conscious told her to wake up, to open her eyes, but as hard as she tried, she couldn't make herself awaken. She tried to force herself up, but she found that she couldn't move. The heat was drawing closer, and she could barely conjure up the strength to cough anymore. Screaming, she tried in vain to awaken herself from her deathly slumber. Just when she was ready to give up, she felt her body start to move.

Opening her eyes, Kagome saw. She saw the smoke drifting into the room, a dark cloud of obstruction, blocking her view from the rest of her room. Room? Wasn't she just on the street? Maybe that was just her imagination. She could feel the heat radiating from the adjoining room. The flames licking around the doorframe, and the tickling from within her throat. She held the feeling off for as long as she could before finally giving in to the desire to cough. But once she started, she couldn't stop. Looking around wildly she tried to find the window. Where was it? Coughing continuously, she struggled to crawl from her bed onto the floor. Wasn't that what you were supposed to do? Or were you supposed to stand up? She was confused. Giving up on trying to figure it out, she crawled towards the window. Well, where she thought the window was anyway. Crawling forward, she realized it was becoming increasingly difficult to breathe. It didn't matter though. She had to get out the window, or she would perish in the fire. Inching forward again, her head bumped into something, and she ducked lower to avoid the obstacle. There wasn't anything next to the window....was there? She couldn't remember now. Maybe there was. By now, the coughing was continuous. She couldn't even see where she was going now. Where was she?! Where was the window? Was she even going the right way? Shouldn't she have reached her window by now? What was the layout of her room anyway? Pausing to try and breathe, she found her lungs filled with smoke. She couldn't even breathe now. She could feel the searing heat from her dream.....it crept closer every second. She could hear the roaring of the flames, drowning out her thoughts in her head. She tried to move, but realized she couldn't. She was out of oxygen. She couldn't breathe at all. She made the motions of breathing, but she could feel no oxygen enter her lungs. Laying her head on the carpet of her room, she tried to force herself to awaken.

"You fool!" her conscious screamed. "If you do not move now, you will surely die!"

"I know," she told her conscious, "But, I can't move."

"Try!" it screamed with all its might. "Try!"

"I.......can't......." she said slowly. "I just.....can't."

"Yes you can!" her conscious screamed again. "Get up!! Get up and fight!"

"I'll....try....." she whispered, struggling to her feet. But when she got to her feet, she found that the air was worse, and there was less than no oxygen up there. Finding herself feeling dizzy, she fell to the floor, rolling a few times before coming to a stop. She knew her fate. She could not stand again, and she knew she couldn't make it to the window even if she tried. Had her mother gotten out? Buyo? Sota? She fervently hoped that they had. Buyo would have surely awakened Sota the second smoke entered the room. Right? She fought to stay awake, for no real reason. Thinking her last thoughts, she thought about Feudal Japan. She was sorry that she'd been so mean to Inuyasha, especially the times when she'd sat him when he hadn't done anything really terrible. Sometimes he did thing without meaning it. Now he would have to find the rest of the shards without her. Of course, she thought, he would still have Sango, Miroku, and Shippou. She hated to think about what Shippou would do when the bad news was brought via Inuyasha. She would miss them.....all of them..... Sighing, she fought as hard as she possibly could, but to no avail. She found her life slipping, and she tried to move once again, but, of course, she couldn't.

"Inuyasha..........." She whispered softly with her last breath of awareness before slipping into a sleep from which she would never awaken.

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Author Notes! PLEASE READ THEM!! ^0^

Yah, I know that this was kinda short, but hey, what can I say? ^-^ I knew where I wanted to stop it, so that's exactly what I did! ;) Hee hee! Was that a bad ending? Just so you know, this IS NOT a one-shot. I hope to make it longer, though not quite as long as my other story!! ^0^ And if you haven't read it yet, you oughta! It's better than this story, at least, that's what I think, but I guess you'll have to decide that on your own! ^_~

Anywayz, I would really appreciate it if you rated this story on a scale of 1-10 with decimals included please. (or on a scale of 1-100, whichever you prefer). It'll do me a big favor!! And please, tell me what you think about this story!! Good? Bad? Okay? Dumb? Terrible? I don't care. ^0^ Just be truthful! PLEASE! =P E-mail me at anime_kitten24@yahoo.com, K?

ANYWAY, I NEED AT LEAST, UM, 4 REVIEWS TO POST UP THE NEXT CHAPTER. I HAVEN'T GOT IT WRITTEN YET, BUT IF NOBODY LIKES THIS STORY, WHAT'S THE POINT OF WRITING ANOTHER CHAPTER? THANK YOU FOR READING THIS!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY LIVES TO READ THIS BORING, INSIGNIFICANT STORY! I LIKE TO REPLY TO REVIEWERS TOO, SO IF YOU REVIEW, I WILL WRITE A REPLY IN CHAPTER 2, IF THERE IS A CHAPTER TWO, THAT IS!

WELL, ARIGATO MINNA-SAN, AND SAYONARA!

?Kitten Kisses? (Sango)



This is what my little sis wrote. So, here's her unofficial review, since, well, she's unaccustomed to the world called INTERNET ACCESS! ^0^ As you can tell, she's obsessed w/ Sesshomaru! Oh, and Akari is the character in her own story, which might get put up eventually! Wouldn't ya know it, she makes Akari Sesshomaru's girlfriend! ^-~

From: ?Akari?, ~AKA~ ?Rin?

It was awesome! Must have another chapter! Please no more cliff hangers! Write more chapters now! I want a love story! I want Sess-Chan! You better put Sesshomaru in it! Oh and don't you dare make him evil or I'll kill Naraku! Oh Yeah, that's a good thing isn't it. Then I'll kill Kikyo. Aww Man that's a good thing too. Fine then! I'll kill Inuyasha instead! Darn! That's just plain impossible. I'll kill Miroku. Dang it! He'd use his wind tunnel on me. I'll kill Rin and Shippou then! No I can't! They're too cute and Sesshomaru would kill me if I killed Rin! I'd kill Sango if she wouldn't smash me with her boomerang! I would also kill Kagome except for the reason that Inuyasha would kill me! I guess that leaves me with one choice....... I'll have to kill you! A Mwa-Ha-Ha and a Gwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. OK so that was a little corny but hey I'm serious about killing you if you make Sesshomaru evil!

Yeah..totally interesting, huh? ^o^ REVIEW PLEASE!!!! ^L^ PLEASE?

REVIEW PLEASE!! PRETTY PLZ?