Needing Her

"Iron reaver soul stealer!" Inu Yasha yelled as he sliced through the body of the large snake-like demon. The creature hissed in pain as green blood dripped from the place of Inu Yasha's deadly attack. It lifted its massive head off the ground and leaned back preparing for a strike. Its neck seemed to expand into a giant hood, much like a cobra's.

Inu Yasha reached for the Tetsusaiga, pulled it out of its sheath, and leapt at the demon. Right then Kagome and the others decided to appear on Kirara's back.

"Inu Yasha!" Kagome jumped off the fire cat and shot a single sacred arrow, barely missing its head, as it shot forward at Inu Yasha. He turned on his heel just swiping by the demon and its poisonous fangs.

"Get out of here wench!" Inu Yasha yelled shoving the Tetsusaiga through the beast's head. Still the creature denied death and crawled a little ways back still with the sword in its skull.

"Hiraikotsu!" Sango's boomerang flew through the air and hit the snake with enough force to send it flying a few feet.

The demon didn't move for a while and Inu Yasha needed to get his sword back and the jewel fragment it had hidden in its body. Kagome walked up to it behind Inu Yasha seeing the fragment in its upper body.

"It's there. In it's hood." She whispered to Inu Yasha. They stepped a little closer seeing that it was still breathing. 'I am not afraid. I am not afraid. Oh god! I hate snakes!'

Suddenly the demon flung its massive head around to face Inu Yasha. Frozen in place the two stared at each other with equal defiance. The snake demon almost seemed to smile as it opened its venomous mouth exposing great fangs. From the fangs came a clear liquid that it shot right at Kagome. Inu Yasha, of course, jumped in front of her facing the poison.

"AAAAAAAHHHHH!!!" Inu Yasha cried out as the acids worked their way into his golden eyes.

"Inu Yasha!" Kagome caught him just before he fell to the ground. He was furiously scratching at his burning eyes.

Looking up, Kagome saw the snake demon finally slam down to the cold ground and take its last breath. She turned her attention back to Inu Yasha and pulled his clawed hands away from his face to prevent him from scratching at his eyes. She cradled him in her arms relaxing Inu Yasha until his breathing slowed down back to normal and he passed out from the pain.
"It's okay Inu Yasha, it's okay." Kagome cooed to his unconscious form that her, Sango, and Miroku were desperately trying to haul back to the village.

"Get him on Kirara's back." Sango motioned for the fire cat that had been sitting on her shoulder to take him to Kaede as quickly as possible. "Kagome, you go with them and make sure he doesn't fall."

"Right." With that Kagome jumped on Kirara holding Inu Yasha's limp body as the fire cat flew into the air towards the small village. She looked down at his face that was leaning on her shoulder and saw that the scratches he had inflicted upon himself were already beginning to heal. "Oh Inu Yasha," she whispered more to herself, "hang on."