Author's Note: My first Inuyasha fic! Well I hope that you all enjoy this chapter and tell me if it's worth going on!
Disclaimer: This will be the first and last time I will say this: I DO NOT OWN INUYASHA OR ANY OR ITS CHARACTERS!
Chapter One: The Demon
Pain seared through her body as if she had just been injected with fire. She forced herself to stand and run forth, as the spider demon with the jewel shard on its forehead raced after her for the pieces that she had that laid softly to her chest.
The day had been as bright as any other day until she sensed a jewel shard; seekers of the Shikon jewel of course, had gone after it as always, but the spider proved to be harder to defeat. It had attacked the others from the shadows of the trees, and left them in its web as it raced after her for the jewel fragments. The demon had injected a fang into her left shoulder when it had caught up, and she had barely managed to fend it off with an arrow. It temporarily stepped back from her purity arrow, allowing the miko to make a mad dash to Kaede's village.
Now she was running deeper into the forest as the trinkets of blood trickled down her left shoulder. Her vision began to blur as she moved on, it was like peering through a magnifying glass from far away. Shaking her head to clear the blotches, she ran on. She couldn't let the demon get a hold of the fragments. They had lost enough to Naraku already.
The leaves began to rustle as the birds screeched and flew upwards toward the sky for safety from the beast that had interrupted their settling area.
Kagome froze as she placed a hand to her should to stop her blood from leaking out with the pressure. Her heart stopped for a moment as she heard a roar come closer from up ahead.
How could it have caught up so fast?Questioned Kagome as she turned around and raced the other way. She could have sworn that the creature was behind her.
Not realizing where she was going she stumbled upon a root and fell face forward. Slowly, as she felt her body grow weaker, she whispered, "Inu... Inuyasha."
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"Kagome" whispered the white haired half demon as his sensitive ears picked up her call of distress.
"Inuyasha, do you think you can get us free?" Came the monk's question from below him.
Sango, Shippo, Miroku, Kirara, and Inuyasha were all upside down and sideways as they laid on the sticky web helplessly. It seemed that no matter how much they struggled, they found themselves sinking faster into the sticky solution that had trapped them.
Suddenly the scent of blood, not ordinary blood, but Kagome's pure blood filled the half demon's nostrils. Inuyasha growled as his eyes narrowed as he realized that she was wounded badly.
I have to save her! There has to be some way out of this. Thought Inuyasha desperately as he tried to move his hands that had unfortunately been stuck to the web of silk and honey.
The half-breed whipped his head up when the scent of Kagome's blood began to grow rapidly as if someone or some demon had struck her. Growling angrily, Inuyasha reached for Tetsusaiga that was only a few inches from his claws. Damn it! Cursed the half-breed angrily. If only Tetsusaiga was closer.
Inuyasha growled when the blood lingered in the air and showed no sign of reducing. Kagome. I'm sorry I couldn't save you. Brooded the half demon as he slumped his form. He couldn't get out.
"Shippo, do you think you can transform into a sword and cut us loose?" Asked Miroku when he knew it was present that Inuyasha wasn't going to do anything but sulk.
"I can't move!" Yelled the fox-demon as he struggled, but only managed to get his bushy tail trapped on the web, causing him to remain fixated in his spot.
The wind picked up as the scent of Kagome's wild flowers drifted into the air, tainted by the blood that was flowing out of her.
Inuyasha's breathing suddenly became rigid as his silver-white hair covered his eyes. His whole body seemed to pulse in a slow dangerous way. A claw sharpening, fangs growing and eyes flaring into a blazing red, as his strength multiplied.
His companions looked at the transformation uncomfortably as the now fully formed demon roared and slashed his claws at the web, making them all fall from the tree that held the web together. The demon landed calmly on the floor and raced toward the bleeding miko.
"Ow! My bottom hurts," said Shippo, he had fell on his behind on the long way down.
"We better help Kagome," said Miroku as he held his staff upright after taking the sticky substance from his hair and clothes.
Kirara changed into her larger demonic form when Sango grabbed her Hiraikotsu on her back, and then leapt on Kirara to get to Kagome faster. Miroku quickly got on once Shippo jumped onto his right shoulder.
"Let's go," ordered Sango as Kirara jumped into the sky and floated toward the scent of blood.
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Kagome's eyes laid open and vacant as the spider injected a fang into her neck before quickly taking it out, wanting her to die of the loss of blood. Its victim laid on the forest floor in her own puddle of blood and laid unconscious.
The demon chuckled, as it used its fangs to snip the shards that were held together by a single string, and then turned back to its prey.
Before the spider-demon could inject its poisonous fangs again into her body, four of its eight legs fell under it, causing the demon to topple over.
"Get away from her," growled a certain red-eyed, silver-haired demon that landed just before the spider demon. His voice was more venomous than the spider's poison.
The spider demon snarled as it attacked its new prey with its fangs.
Inuyasha only grinned as he slashed the creature with his deadly poisonous claws, which then went right through the spider and caused the shards to fly out as the demon's body parts vanished.
Smirking, the victorious demon turned around to the human. He scrunched his nose at the smell of blood and walked over to the body.
He knelt down and pulled Kagome's limp body into his lap as he cradled her head with his left arm. On instinct the demon began to lick her wounds, there were two injections in each arm, one near the elbow and the other by the neck.
Slowly, as if by magic, the wounds began to vanish, but the poison was still within her body.
Kagome shuddered uncontrollably as she felt herself go numb; her lips turning blue from the coldness that surrounded her lithe form.
The demon moved her closer to him for warmth before bringing his right arm toward his fangs before biting down. Blood dripped out as the demon moved the red liquid to the human's lips, as he tilted her head so that the substance slid down her throat. Just as Kagome had stopped suckling on his wrist, the cuts healed and were as if nothing had happened, not even bite marks remained on his golden skin.
Standing, he held Kagome's limp form in his arms as he moved to get away from the stench of blood. In a flash, he was gone and leaping off tree branches to find a place for the miko to rest and restore her powers as his blood worked to get rid of the poison from within.
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"I could have sworn that I saw Inuyasha come this way," said Shippo when they landed in the forest with the dead body parts of the demon lying on the floor.
The little kitsune was holding Tetsusaiga in his arms as they jumped off the flying creature and stepped onto the battlefield.
"They were here. Look," said Miroku as he pointed to the blood puddles and the claw marks of Inuyasha.
Sango looked concerned as she saw the jewel fragments lying amidst the spider's remains.
"Something's wrong," said Sango as she looked around.
"Where could Inuyasha have gone with Kagome?" asked Miroku as he knelt to gather the jewel shards.
"I don't know, but Kagome's blood is in the air, and I can't tell where she is," said Shippo as he began to hop up and down.
"Kirara! Do you think you can scent out Kagome?" asked Sango to her demon ally.
The creature lifted its nose to try to catch the scent of the miko, but all that it could do was smell the blood that had puddle before her. Shaking her golden main, the creature bowed its head.
"We can trust Inuyasha not to harm Kagome," said Miroku once he stood up straight again, the five shards darkening from the blood that covered it.
"I know, but I still can't help but worry," said Sango as she looked up into the azure sky.
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The full moon's rays gleamed in the window, as it enveloped her form like a curtain of white silk.
Kagome left eye twitched as the light seemed to get bright, leisurely opened. But she quickly snapped her eyes shut as the light seared into her sensitive optical nerve.
Sitting up, she instinctively held her arms and where the fangs had entered her body. Confused that there was no blood and no pain, she quickly sat up.
Moving her hands along the areas where the wounds were suppose to be, she gasped as she noticed that her nails had became claws. With trembling fingers she brought her hands to her face confused and scared. What happened? Thought Kagome desperately.
"You shouldn't move, my blood has yet to get rid of all the poison," came a cold and dark voice from the shadows.
Kagome's head snapped up as she finally got a good look around at her surroundings. She was in a small hut, and there was nothing inside but a small futon and a blanket, which she was on, in the center of the wooden home.
"Who's there?" asked Kagome, her clawed hands gripping on her chest.
Her eyes narrowed as she saw a shadow; the figure became clearer as she looked. In the darkness she saw a demon with blazing inferno eyes that stared right into her own. She unintentionally backed up as she felt the power of the demon; her own blood pulsing within her as the creature stood and walked over to her soundlessly.
"What do you want?" asked Kagome as she pulled the blanket over her form and scooted back from those demonic eyes that wouldn't allow her to break the connection.
Kagome gasped as the figure appeared before her in the moonlight, revealing Inuyasha in his demon state.
"Inuyasha," whispered Kagome as relief washed over her, but parts of her kept alert incase the demon did anything.
He merely sat down on the futon before wrapping his arms around her waist and lifting her into his lap. The demon began to trail a path from her wounded areas; from her left arm to her right. His claws tickled her skin as he looked at her beautiful form with his keen eyes.
She could feel her breath leave her and face flush as the demon, no as the one she loved, looked at her with an immense heat that made her just want to melt, yet it sent chills down her spine. The way he looked at her was enough to scare and comfort her in another way she couldn't quite understand.
"Why are you trembling?" asked Inuyasha, his voice was deeper, richer, and more dangerous; a clawed finger rested on her shaking lips.
"I-I'm just c-cold," lied Kagome, that wasn't at all the reason why she was quivering. Her fear was made from him, the fear of his closeness, the fear of rejection, and the fear of his inhuman ways.
The demon held her closer to him as he draped the blankets around her small form, allowing his body heat to transfer to her.
Kagome smiled as she rested her head on his warm chest before allowing sleep to conquer her small form and take her to dreamland.
A/N: That's about it. I know that Inuyasha's demon side is kind of nice in this, but it goes along with the fic. Do tell me if I should continue or not!