They were on another shard hunt. It was just like any other day. The sun was shining, the clouds were nonexistent, and everyone was acting like they always do. But somehow, Miroku knew that there was something coming. A dark cloud followed them.

Inuyasha walked ahead of the group, sometimes glancing behind him to make sure no one was falling behind. Or, at least that was his excuse to look at Kagome. No one really bought his reason except Kagome. But if they were to face him on the fact, no doubt they would find themselves with quite a few more bumps on their head.

They stopped for lunch sometime around midday, and as Kagome cooked the infamous Ramen, Miroku decided to tell Inuyasha his fears.

"Inuyasha, do you sense anything disturbing in the air?"

"What are you talking about bouzo? I don't sense nothin'."

"I feel a dark cloud following us."

"You always feel a dark cloud around somewhere."

"I am serious Inuyasha."

Inuyasha stopped his rambling long enough to think about what Miroku had said. "It does seem oddly quiet," Inuyasha stated.

"Perhaps we should get moving then?" suggested Miroku.

Inuyasha nodded his head in agreement and went to tell the rest of their small pack. "Get up, we're leaving."

Kagome and Sango looked up from the fire to see one scowling inuhanyou. "But we haven't finished cooking lunch," replied Kagome.

"Forget lunch. We need to get moving."

"Why? What is going on?" Sango asked as she stood up and maneuvered Hiraikotsu so that she could quickly draw it.

Before anyone could answer her though, a large shadow fell upon the group and the screeching of a large bird could be heard from above.