{Disclaimer: No, I don't own Inuyasha. I don't even own this computer. It's a rental. What do you expect from a poor college student?}

Unexpected Allies

Part Two

Chosen, the Tosusaiga's True Master

Chapter One:

Captured

From Part One

Sesshoumaru walked down the hallway, Shorin close behind. Sesshoumaru slid open the door at the end of the hallway, stepping past the many beds inside. A healer was at the side of one bed, blood streaked over his face and hands. There was a lump of bloodied fur on the bed, gasping for breath. Sesshoumaru recognized it immediately.

"Aniki?" he whispered, kneeling down beside him. Aniki's fur was a mess of scratches and stab wounds. He shuddered every now and again against the night air.

"Aniki, who did this?"

Aniki said nothing, but raised his head. The instant his glassy black eyes met Sesshoumaru's gold, he smiled.

Panic suddenly replaced it.

He grasped the front of Sesshoumaru's tank top fiercely, pulling him closer to him. Just as Sesshoumaru was going to strike him for his insolence, Aniki wheezed

"My lord, your miko is in danger!"

* * * * * * * * * * * *

"What are you talking about? What has happened?" Sesshoumaru growled, forgetting the badger's death-like grip on his tank top.

"My house and I were attacked days after you and Kagome-miko-sama left. The youkai destroyed everything. They killed my best guards, tortured my servants and murdered my slaves. They would have killed me, but the leader of them stopped him. He said he wanted me to deliver a message to you."

Aniki lifted his gi. On his stomach was a spider-shaped burn.

"My lord, he said that he was on the way to Kagome-sama's village. He said something about wanting a miko of his own. Please!" Aniki pulled Sesshoumaru closer, whispering, his breath dancing on Sesshoumaru's pallid face.

"Don't let him hurt her…"

Aniki dropped his hand and passed out. Sesshoumaru stood up and in one fluid motion was outside the room and heading toward the courtyard. Shorin followed close behind. When he reached the courtyard, he and Shorin leaped into the sky.

"Shorin, stay here. Tell Jaken to look after Rin."

"Hai, Lord Sesshoumaru."

Shorin descended, leaving Sesshoumaru to fly by himself. When he could no longer sense the general, Sesshoumaru darted for all he was worth toward Kagome.

++++++++++++

Inuyasha stayed a few steps behind Kagome and Shippou as they walked back to camp, listening in on their conversation.

"Kagome, are you o. k.?" Shippou asked, his tiny voice strained with worry. Kagome patted his head affectionately.

"Yes, Shippou, for the millionth time. Don't worry about me."

"Sorry."

Kagome hugged the worried kit closer. "You have nothing to be sorry for. I'm glad you worry about me."

"Really?"

Kagome nodded. "It makes me feel good to know someone is concerned for my welfare."

Inuyasha landed in front of them, startling them. Kagome drew her sword in an instant, ready to fight.

"Oh. It's you, Inuyasha. Jeez, can't you find a better way to get attention?"

Inuyasha scowled. He started forward, a dangerous gleam in his eye. Kagome took a step back, instantly regretting the action when he followed her. Shippou growled in warning, watching Inuyasha warily.

"Why are you so afraid of me, Kagome?" Inuyasha asked as he stepped forward again. He backed her against a tree, ignoring Shippou. He thrust his claws into the bark, trapping her in between them.

"What are you doing?" she gasped.

Inuyasha sighed irritably. "You know, I remember a time when you feared Sesshoumaru and idolized me. Now it's the other way around." Inuyasha could still smell Sesshoumaru's filthy scent all over her. Kagome stiffened as he sniffed her shirt.

"I mean, you're clothes are different, you talk different, and you use a sword better than most samurai. All this in three months. What happened to cause such a change?"

"You."

Inuyasha became rigid, his eyes closed tightly. Kagome waited for him to say something , do something when

"When?"

"When I found you with Kikyou."

Inuyasha sighed. "Kikyou is my mate."

"Kikyou has betrayed you. Just as you have betrayed me."

Inuyasha slammed his fist into the bark beside her head, snarling "When have I betrayed you, you ungrateful-"

"Don't you get it?" Kagome yelled, forgetting how vulnerable she was at the moment. Shippou covered his ears.

"Kikyou not only wants to kill YOU, she wants to kill ME because of YOU! All you think about is how perfect Kikyou is, how beautiful she is, how much more powerful than me she is. You never think for one second that she has TURNED ON YOU! You are nothing more to her than a sucker for the cause! Grow up, preferably before you get us all killed!"

Kagome inhaled sharply. Confusion flickered on her face for a moment, then schooled into a battle-readied calm. She removed her headband and fastened it around Shippou's neck.

"Up the tree, Shippou," she whispered, her arm raised to the nearest branch.

"Why?"

"We have company."

Inuyasha sniffed around intently, then growled. They were surrounded, and his conversation with Kagome had distracted him from picking up on their scents. 'But how did Kagome sense it if I didn't?' he wondered as Shippou scurried up the tree. Inuyasha released Kagome and withdrew the Tetsusaiga.

"We'll finish this later," he growled. Kagome drew her sword and stood at the base of the tree, ignoring him for the youki around her. She could sense every one of them, and it was a lot more than Inuyasha thought it was. They would need Sango and Miroku's help. Kagome only hoped they would get there in time.

The first wave of youkai broke through the trees, attacking the two instantly. Inuyasha slashed at the many hands trying to grab him, becoming separated from Kagome in an instant. Shippou watched from his perch as the youkai attacked Kagome one by one. She defeated each easily, slicing through them like lunch meat. Her sword glimmered in the waning sunlight, her face a picture of determination as she kept the enemy away from Shippou. A bear youkai ripped her sword out of her hands, forcing Kagome into hand to hand combat. She adapted easily, pumping her purifying power into her fists and kicks. Youkai surrounded her from the front and sides, with the tree to her back. A tiger youkai suddenly appeared in front of her. It backhanded her into the tree, then pinned her hands above her. Kagome kicked and struggled, but she couldn't get free.

"INUYASHA!!!"

Inuyasha turned at the sound of his name and was instantly knocked unconscious by another tiger youkai. He smiled at the other as he made his way through the crowd of youkai to Kagome. Kagome stopped struggling to watch them.

"Is that her, brother?"

"Hai. It is. Naraku will be pleased."

"Aren't you guys supposed to kill me or something?" Kagome said, trying to find a way to get free and get to her sword. The youkai holding her stroked her cheek.

"Naraku is right. She is pretty. I hope he'll let us play with her when he's finished."

"I don't THINK so!" Kagome growled, sending every ounce of power she had to her hands. They glowed a pinkish light, purifying the tiger youkai's hand off. It yelped in agony as Kagome fell to the ground. She called for her sword, and beheaded it the instant the sword was in her hand. Its brother howled as the other youkai attacked her again. Kagome fought them off, cutting off anything that came in reach of her blade. Youkai blood covered the ground under her assault. She took a deep breath and called for help

"Aso-"

Kagome was cut off by a blow to the back of her skull. She sank to the ground, unconscious. The tiger youkai stalked toward her; intending on ending her life right then and there.

"I'll kill you, you little-"

"You will do no such thing, Keni'Chi," Kagura said as she descended into the thicket. She glanced at the unconscious hanyou before picking up Kagome's still form. Kagura glared at Keni'Chi as he started toward her.

"Take one more step and you're life is forfeit," she warned, her fan raised and ready. "Naraku could care less about whether you live or die."

Keni'Chi growled again, but lowered his head in submission. Kagura smiled. "Good kitty. Return to Naraku immediately. He wants the half breed alive." Kagura glanced around again and flew away. Keni'Chi waited for her to leave before commanding the others to leave. The youkai split up, running in different directions to keep them from being tracked. Shippou waited until he could no longer sense them before climbing down to Inuyasha. He nudged him lightly, calling his name.

"Inuyasha?"

He shook Inuyasha some more. Inuyasha groaned, but didn't move.

"Inuyasha?"

Shippou slapped him quickly, running back to the tree when Inuyasha's hand tried to grab him. Inuyasha was after him in an instant, standing at the base of the tree.

"Come down here, you little runt!"

Shippou squeaked and climbed a little higher in the tree. "Leave me alone! We have to find Kagome!"

Inuyasha stopped. "What do you mean 'find Kagome'?"

"Kagura took her. They're headed for Naraku."

"What?" a voice growled, making the hair on their necks stand on end. Inuyasha turned around just as Shippou gasped. A few feet away stood Sesshoumaru. His fangs protruded out of his mouth and his eyes glowed blood red as he glared at them. He was barely holding his humanoid form by sheer will. He streaked toward Inuyasha, his claws dripping with poison.

"You mean to tell me," Sesshoumaru snarled, lifting Inuyasha by the throat and slamming him against the tree. "That you let Kagome just fall into Naraku's hands?"

-------

SF: Welcome back! Oh my God, It's about time we got here! I'm so happy!

Inuyasha: It might be the three Hershey bars you had before curtain call-

Kagome: Plus the four Cokes

Sesshou: Great, the author's hyper. It's not like she's not enough of a twit already.

SF: HEY! You watch it mister!

Sesshou: What are going to do about it if I don't?

SF: Stick a lightening bolt in you're eye, you stupid mutt!

Sesshou: Now now, let's not call each other names. {::leans over and whispers in SF's ear::} Besides, you know what that does to me. {:: licks SF's ear::}

SF: Ewww!! {::swats at Sesshou as he grabs her waist::} Stop it! I have stuff to do! Quit!

{SF and Sesshou struggle while the Inu cast looks on in annoyance.}

Inuyasha: Man, I swear. Sometimes I wonder if she eggs him on on purpose. Anyway, the reviews, preview and recommendations are below.

Recommendations: That's Just Wrong!

This is one of the funniest fics ever! It's one of those 'Kagome catches Inu-chan sleeping with someone and runs away' fics, but its totally not what you think! I swear, I was shocked off my perch when Kagome went off on Inuyasha and his lover. The memories make me laugh! I can't do a summary for it b/c if I do, I'll ruin the surprise. Go read and review so she can update! If one of you out there wrote this story, or know who did, please let me know so they can get their props.

Responses:

Fanfiction-

Vegito044: Don't worry about being away, I'm glad you came back! As for chapter ten, everyone loves chapter ten! Except Inuyasha, who hasn't forgiven me yet. Poor puppy, he'll get over it.

Duke of Spades: Thanks for the song, I loved it! But I love everything you do! Sorry about the parent thing, I have to share the computer with my brother, and I pay for the bloody thing. Sucks, I swear! Please be careful on the steps; I'd miss you. You'll draw me a picture? Oh thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! {::glomps DoS::} You're so good to me! No prob about the short review!

Sess lover: If you ever need my update schedule, check my bio page. I update it every week. If you need me to email it to you, email me at SiOnErChest@aol.com

Disturbed-Demon-Gurl: Sesshou and Kago share a kiss, but Sesshou is determined to fight his feelings until the end. I don't know what his malfunction is.

Aphiopsyduck: The curator isn't explained until the last part of the series, which is 'Trial of the Century.' Don't worry, you'll get a reminder. Part two is finished, which gives me some time to finish 'To Bear' and start on 'Tested' and 'The Regulators'. Stay with me, this only gets better with time.

Wsrajst: What does your name mean? I'm not trying to be smart or anything, I'm just wondering. Thanks for the encouragement!

White Moon Universe: Thanks so much!

Crystal-Chan: Thanks! I'm glad you got the full mental picture! I tried!

CleoClaudia: Yes, my 'Falcon-isms' are a hit with everyone. I don't advise saying them in front of parents and at school and such. I know its a duh but Ihave to say it so I won't be found liable if you get grounded or suspended. Thanks for the review and stay with me!

Imimera: Thanks for the love!

O2: I'm trying for one of his famous fits in 'To Bear' but he only does a tiny one in the entire series. I think its chapter nine or ten. Thanks for the love!

Anime-Otaku: Thanks for the love! I thought that was a good idea, but apparently the inu brothers didn't think so. They tried to chase me into the rafters. It's cold up there!

Faith: I'm coming with more as soon as possible!

AkxTp: Thanks a lot! What you said made a lot of sense, even if I got lost during a bit of it. Don't worry, I won't do it again. I'm coming with another update soon!

Jazzylady: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

O2: I do too! I wish that chicken head would update! - But she does deserve the break. I'm glad you don't hate me, that would suck. I've never heard that song. I'm thinking of doing a soundtrack for this fic, but with Kazaa members being locked up, I think I'll just recommend the songs to the fic. I can't go to jail. I'm to skinny. It wouldn't be pretty.

Disturbed-Demon-Gurl: Sorry about the shortie. I think chapter one is longer, but I'm positive there are a few long chapters laced through this fic. Sorry about the cliffie.

Sesshoumarulover1: Thanks!

Xanthos: Put down the fruit basket and back away slowly! Rotten fruit is not cool! ; ) Thanks!

Kidoairaku: Thanks for your review and sorry for the wait!

Mistress Fluffy: Thanks for the love and please email me when you update you're stories. I'm sure I've asked this already, but I have to make sure!

Britn3y: Thanks for the compliment! Welcome to the archives and watch out for the various 'Beware Miroku' signs. The nut is loose again.

Ennovymoon: Woah! Calm down! I'm coming with another chapter as soon as possible, but school starts for me soon.

Dragongirl: Thanks for the love and don't hurt Inu-chan too badly. I kinda need him.

Inugirl: Thanks for the love and I hope it's worth the wait!

Diana: Thanks for the love and welcome to the archives.

Yu: Thanks for the love! As for Sesshou's mushy side, don't worry. Our big bad inu youkai is coming back with a vengeance. Plus, he's decided to fight what he feels for Kagome in the process. I don't understand him sometimes. I swear, I just want to clock him upside the head for being so silly.

Yuko: Thanks for the love! Sorry about the cliffie, but if I didn't do them, you wouldn't come back!

Mystical Angel: {::looks at lump on Inu-chan's head::} Woah. You have crazy aim, you know. {::glomps Sesshou::} You know you love us! Sesshou: {::groaning::} Get off me, bird brain!

SF: No! Thanks for the love, MA! I thought I'd get flamed for real for that cliffhanger. {::singing::} Cliffhanger, hanging from a cliff! Sesshou: Oh God, not the PBS sugar high. SF: {::still singing, ignoring Sesshou::} And that's why he's called Cliffhangerrrrrrrr!! Sorry about that! Spur of the moment and all that rot. Thanks for your review!

Sess+Kag4ever: Thanks for your review and I'm glad you love it!

Kay Kylo: Go right ahead! I love to solicit other people's stuff on mine, so I think it's great you want to do the same thing. And to me no less. I'm so thrilled.

Lady Krisie: I love Sesshou too! I wish they'd show more of him in the anime. (And you can take that how you want it) Sess/Kag fics are my favorite too. No, Kago-girl isn't going to get hurt, but she's gonna have a rough time. As for Kikyou, I'm going to turn that witch around.

Kaya: Thanks for the love, even though it's not an Inu/Kag fic. I like them and all, but a mushy Inu-chan turns my stomach. Give me the rude bastard any day. Sesshou's fighting this change, but hopefully one day he'll accept it and quit acting like a jackass.

Ferai: Thanks for your dedication! You keep me on track. I love 'White Dogs' too. I can't wait for SilverQuick to finish, or at least update. I'm glad the cliffe didn't make you want to choke me, b/c a lot of people do.

Sukera: Don't hurt Inu-chan!!! I'm still using him! Thanks for the compliment and for staying with me for so long. I don't know what I'd do without serious reviewers like you, Sesshyangel, and Mistress Fluffy to name a few. There isn't a color formula in the world that can help that gray hair. It's right in the front, and it's nearly as silver as Sesshou's hair. I think its his. My 'Falcon-isms' are at your disposal, but some of them will get you in trouble. Watch where you use them.

Flambeau-Willow: Thanks for the review and sorry for the wait!

Dog-Demon: Thanks!

LasyWyrsa: I wish he would too, but that's almost as likely as Sesshou stripping down to nothing but a g-string and dancing the Mamba.....wait a minute. That's not a bad idea! Hey Sesshou! Can I ask for a favor.....

Kat421: Yes, he can the Jerk. Thanks for the compliment and I hope you like part two.

Kayrin: All of your questions will be answered, my dear. Thanks for the review!

Inuyashafan13: Ack! Calm down! Here's the rest, now don't hurt me!

Mediaminer-

Shawna: Thanks for the love and I'm coming with more soon! Check my bio page if you need an update schedule!

Alexsia: As long as my muse feels up to the challenge, I'll keep writing. Thanks for your review!

Youkai Yume: I was wondering where you were! I'm coming with another update as soon as possible.

sweetaznpnai4eva : Not a problem. As a matter of fact, by the time you read this, you should have recieved my entire update schedule. Thanks for the love and welcome to the nuthouse! Ignore Inuyasha, he's still a little upset about the whole S/K thing. Poor puppy!

Mistress Fluffy: Don't worry about Kagome-girl! I have everything under control. I'm updating as fast as I can.


Tahn: Thanks for the love! By the time you read this, the next part should be out.

Seisho's wife: Thanks for the compliment! I'm glad you like it so much! I miss him too! He's coming back as soon as possible!