Love Problems - Ch.8

(Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha! Someone else with a mind as bright as mine does)

"Put me down!!!!" Kagome screamed, pounding on Inuyasha's back. "Shut up and let me protect you!" Inuyasha said with a smirk.

Kagome stopped screaming when she recognized that saying. She sighed and just stared off into space.

That was when she saw Kikyou floating a couple feet away from him. She started screaming again and pounding on Inuyasha's back.

"SHE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!"

"AHHHH!!!" Inuyasha screamed, ears going down. "Not so loud bitch! You know my ears are sensitive!"

Kagome rolled her eyes. "All right. She's right behind us," she said, in an extremely calm voice. "Who is?" Inuyasha asked.

Kagome's jaw dropped then she glared at Inuyasha. "Who do you think, baka?! Kikyou!"

"Oh!" Inuyasha started running faster. Kagome groaned and looked ahead. She screamed again and started pulling Inuyasha's air.

"Ow ow ow!! What is it wench?! Let go of my hair!!!" Inuyasha screamed.

"SHE'S COCKING AN ARROW!!!!!" Kagome screamed into his ears purposefully.

Inuyasha screamed again and let his ears go down again. He could hear a little ringing sound going through his ears.

"Damn it Kagome you're gonna make me deaf!" he yelled.

Kagome screamed and ducked just as an arrow flew over her head and passed Inuyasha's shoulder.

It hit the tree infront of them. Inuyasha jumped to the side and into the trees that were off the path.

Kagome had her eyes shut tight, afraid she was dying. "I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die..." she repeated over and over.

Inuyasha shook his head. "You're not gonna die as long as I'm around so shut up and stay focused!"

Kagome opened her eyes and let out a sigh of relief. "Well that makes me feel so much safer, Inuyasha!" she said sarcasticly.

"Good!" Inuyasha then jumped off the tree branch they were on and into the ice cold waters of the lake.

*********************** Not Far Behind

"Can't Kilala go any faster?" Shippo complained. "I wanna help Kagome!" Miroku patted him on the head.

"Don't worry. Inuyasha would never let Kagome die. Sango nodded. "And hearing a remark like that, Shippo, Kilala might just go slower."

Shippo blinked and looked down at Kilala, whom they were all riding on. "Sorry Kilala. Um, can you *please* go faster?"

*********************** Inu/Kag/Kik

Kikyou stopped infront of the lake, trying to peer into it's merky waters. "Come out Inuyasha," she said.

Below Inuyasha was swimming to the other side of the lake, still holding Kagome. She was running out of breath rapidly.

Then a water snake youkai slithered up to them, wrapping itself around Inuyasha's leg. Kagome's eyes widened and she squeezed Inuyasha.

Inuyasha let go of Kagome, trying to usher her to get out and leave him. Kagome just stared at him, fully understanding what he wanted. Inuyasha glared at her, grabbed her arm, and threw her up.

Kagome broke threw the surface of the water, screaming like crazy as she went twenty feet in the air.

Kikyou aimed her arrow and released it. Kagome went plunging back into the water, nearly missing the arrow.

Kagome swam as fast as she could. When she finally reached shore she hit between a couple of plants and lily pads.

Kikyou cocked another arrow and looked around slowly. "I know you're above water, Kagome," she said, her eyes turned to slits.

"When I find you you will surely die and Inuyasha will only have me!" She let go of the arrow and it landed millimeters away from Kagome's face.

Kikyou then looked back into the water. She saw a flash of Tetsusaiga's light and then a large snake demon came hurdling towards her.

It's dead body slammed directly into hers and she went flying backwards, away from the lake.

Inuyasha came up, bruises all over his face. He sniffed the air and swam towards the plants. When he moved it aside he saw a pale Kagome, Kikyou's arrow millimeters from her face.

Inuyasha removed the arrow from the dirt and pulled Kagome into his arms. "Are you okay?" Kagome slowly nodded, but burried her face into his chest.

He lifted her up bridal style, and jumped into the forest.

*********************** San/Mir/Shi

Kilala halted infront of the lake just as Inuyasha disappeared into the forest on the other side.

"Are you sure they went here, Shippo?" Miroku asked. Shippo nodded. "My nose has never leaded me wrong!"

Kilala mewed and the three got off as she turned back into her kitten sized form.

Shippo went to the lake's edge and started sniffing around. He gasped and spun around, looking anxiously into the forest behind Miroku and Sango.

"Kikyou is near! And a snake youkai too though it smells like it's dead!" he said.

Miroku squinted, looking on the other side of the lake. "I can see footprints leading out of the water. But there's only one pair."

Sango gasped. "Well Inuyasha *was* carrying Kagome." Shippo sat on Miroku's shoulder and looked too.

"Hey look! There's an arrow on the floor," Shippo said, pointing to Kikyou's arrow.

Sango turned to Kilala. "They're on the other side. Lets go!" Kilala mewed then turned back into her saber form.

They all got on and flew across the lake, straight into the forest.

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