Kagome woke up one morning to find she was on a cliff overlooking a rapid river. There was a cliff above and the whole group was there. "Kagome don't move!" yelled Inu-yasha, but that was hard because there was a demon snake in front of her. She could tell it was a demon cause it looked very extraordinary. It's two slightly curved horns pointing to the back of it. Unlike most snakes it had ears, but they looked elfish, it was faded shade of purple. She was very tense when it started to throw a glowing blue acid at her. The first shot wasn't even close; the second missed its target, but not by much. She gasped as it grazed her arm, but this wasn't just an acid that would graze and be done; it spread. Very slowed, but it was going to spread like wild fire. Once it reached her heart it was all over. The heart would stop and be devoured and then it would take her soul and give it to the snake. Where the snake probably ate the souls for power. She heard screams and yells from above. *Are those my friends, are those just voices in my head, am I just dreaming or am I really a real person? * She was starting to slip in and out of consciousness. You could hear that she was starting to slip off. "Kagome hold on!" Shippou was now yelling, "Inu-yasha is on his way." The snake was now gone. Slipped away I imagine. Her legs slipped off and she became aware she was falling. She was now holding on to a lose rock. "Hurry!" She bellowed desperately. Inu-yasha looked at the scene in front of him, but instead of yelling Kagome again, he yelled. "Kikyou!!" As Kagome looked at him she realized for the first time that he really didn't think of her the way she thought of him. His heart was given to someone else and she didn't want to pretend any longer that he did love her for who she was, not cause she was the reincarnation of his former lover...She let go of the rock and fell into the rapids. "NOO!!!" Inu-yasha screamed.

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Rin was swimming alone in a slow part of a stream. She started to hum to herself as she played with the little fish in the water. When they went underwater she followed, but when she seen a shadow pass over her she went to investigate. The thing that had shadowed her was now washed ashore. It was a girl! She bent over her. And she was alive! "Its Kagome!" She gasped. "JAKKEN! JAKKEN! JAKKEN!" She yelled in every direction she could, but he never came. "Oh where's the little toad when you need him???" Rin grabbed Kagome by the shoulders and started dragging her back to the castle.

It was getting dark and Rin wasn't home. He heard a sound in Jake's room. *He's here? I told him to watch Rin! He abandoned her again!!!* He was about to bash his door in when he heard a knock at the castle door. *RIN!* Sesshoumaru went down to the door and opened it. Rin was there and very out of breath. She was swaying. "Sess -- Sess-chan -- Rin -- Rin found her!" She pulled her into the castle. "RIN! Do you not know who that is?!?!" He bellowed aloud! "Yes and she was near dying when I found her! Like you were when I found you!" She clasped her hands to her mouth realizing was she just said. Sesshomaru's face went red with fury, then chilled when her words settled in and were processed. "Fine you and the healer can bring her back around, but don't expect her to have a warm welcome when she wakes up." He summoned the healer and walked away. And that's when his life starts to change.

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It was late in the evening when she awoke. Rin was sleeping right next to her. "What the???" Then she remembered she let herself fall into the river. *HE MUST BE NEAR BY!!* She looked around, but to her avail there was no Sesshoumaru. She sighed, but when she heard a creaking sound from a corner she couldn't see very well she became a little scared. "Don't fear me child." An old woman came out holding a cup of some sort of liquid. "Here you go its some herbal tea." Kagome took it, but sniffed it first to see if there was poison in it. It was ok. "Why am I here and not died? Why didn't Sesshoumaru kill me? After all I'm just a human." "Ah...The lady Rin has a way with him she does." The woman smiles as Kagome drank. "For some reason I don't feel bad. Actually I feel like I could go hiking up two mountains!" She smiled and so did the old woman. "It's that tea I just gave you. It gives you energy where there is none." "I have all this energy, but my body doesn't want to move. It hurts to much." Kagome frowned. "I gave you energy not strength." The old woman left and Kagome was stroking Rin's hair. Rin cuddles up closer to her and grabbed her shirt. Kagome smiled.

"Umm seams that she likes you." Kagome knew that voice and it gave her a chill. Sesshoumaru was in the doorway. *Had the old woman been sent away by him?!?! Oh what if he wants to kill me now?!?!* Sesshoumaru read her expression clearly. "I'm not going to kill you, girl. She wouldn't forgive me if I did right now. Maybe some other time. "He came in. "For now I have givin my promise to Rin I would not kill you." He sat down next to her. She loosened her guard a little. "So what happened?" A confused look played across her face. "That disgraceful half-breed. What happened did he dump you for another." She looked emotionless at him. "Why should I tell you?" He growled and got up in her face. "If that's supposed to scare me you're sadly mistaken." She looked at him with a cold stare. He looked her; it was his turn for confusion and shock to strike him. Of course he didn't show it, but he felt for a slit second that what ever his brother did hit her like a tornado, destroying everything in its path and he felt for a second that he should take avenge her. He quickly shook that off. "Well girl, I shall so you some other time. I have work to do." He waved his hand in a manner to so her she wasn't worth his time. *I must remember to get onto Jakken about his stunt with Rin. *

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The next day Kagome was up and about, Rin at her side. "Where's your room?" Kagome asked smiling. "It's this way come on!!" Rin grabbed her hand and started to run. Sesshoumaru was talking to one of his demon scouts when he smelt a delicious smell. A smell of French Vanilla and Rose. It tingled his senses. When it kept getting stronger he wondered what is was. He turned around and something ran into him. He caught it before they both fell. His eyes were closed and when he reopened them Kagome was less the two inches away from his face "Hum, clumsy girl!" She regained her composer and looked at him with a fiery passion in her eyes "Its not my fault Rin was dragging my along and made me hit you." She now had a hand on her hip and was waving a finger at him. "AND if you DARE even start yelling at Rin. I'll make sure you don't see the light of day!" She stuck her nose in the air, passed him and grabbed Rin's hand. "Shall we continue?" Kagome smiled at Rin. "Yeah! Bye Sess-chan! Come on my rooms this way!" Rin giggled as she pulled Kagome along. "Uh... Sesshoumaru-sama why are you...smiling?" The demon next to him asked. He then realized he was smiling delightedly. Embarrassed he yelled back. "Because I like yelling and I was wanted for you to tell me so!" The demon coward away a little. "Go about your mission now!" He waved the demon away. *That was a close one. What was I doing 'smiling' at her? *