A\N: This takes place near the end of Flowers Drenched in Sadness.


After defeating the Flower Prince, Kagome and Inuyasha returned to the others. Things were a little tense between the two at the moment, Inuyasha was still a little troubled by the dreams that the flowers showed him, but he was even more concerned about the kind of dreams that they showed Kagome. The Flower Prince said that her pain was greater than his, but what was the thing that troubled her so much. It always bothered him whenever she was genuinely unhappy or suffering and he really wanted to do something about it.

"Hey, Kagome," he asked, trying not to use his usual nonchalant attitude, "What kind of dream did the flowers show you?"

Kagome stopped. More than anything she wanted to tell him the feeling in her heart, but this was one feeling she would never bring herself to say. She knew that no matter what happened a part of Inuyasha would always love Kikyo and it was alright with her because she knew that even if that would always be the case, Kagome shared something with Inuyasha that even Kikyo could never come between. But even though she had finally come to terms with her jealous thoughts, she couldn't reveal her true feelings to Inuyasha of all people.

She knew that the memory of losing Kikyo still haunted his mind, and she knew that if she told him how she felt now it would only complicate things for both of them. Because there was still one way he could be with Kikyo and she didn't want these feelings to interfere with his decision. A part of her felt like Inuyasha reciprocated her feelings for him, but that didn't change the fact that his feelings for Kikyo still lingered, if Inuyasha honestly and genuinely felt the same way about her, then he would be the one to make the first move. It was probably the hardest thing she's ever had to do, but Inuyasha would have to choose his own peace and Kagome had no right to interfere with it.

Finally, she turned to him with an unreadable expression and said, "You'll have to figure that out for yourself."

Her response frightened him. Even when things were at their worst, Kagome was never afraid to tell her true feelings, whether it was towards someone like Naraku or even himself that was one of things he admired the most about her. But to see her so reserved and quiet was quite possible more terrifying than any demon he's ever faced.


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