Daughter of the West

Chapter 1: Hot Ramen

"Inu-Yasha shut the hell up!" Kagome yelled. Inu-Yasha made an insulting face. "Why don't you, stupid!" he yelled. "I'm not the one who suggested we take the left fork in the road! God, if we end up getting attacked by West Virginia inbred goblin people like they did in wrong turn, I swear I will personally kill you!" she yelled back. Inu-Yasha stopped walking, turned around, and glared at her, his face beet red with anger. "I don't know what the hell you're talking about, and I really don't give a rat's ass! Now shut up and follow me!" he shouted back. "Yeah right! You're the one who got us lost in the wilderness in the first place, so how do you think you're going to get us out?" she demanded.

"Oh, will you shut up!?" Miroku, Sango, and Shippo all yelled in unison. Kagome and Inu-Yasha turned and looked at them. Kagome was blushing, not realizing how loud she had been, but Inu-Yasha didn't really care. He was still incredibly angry. "You two have been arguing nonstop for three hours," Sango said. "Yeah, do you realize how annoying it gets after a while?" Miroku inquired. Kagome looked down at the ground for a moment. "Okay, you know what, we're gonna stop here for the day," she said.

Inu-Yasha looked at her like she had just fallen out of a tree. "What are you talking about? We still have hours of daylight left!" he exclaimed. Kagome scoffed and threw her book bag down on the ground next to a log. She then sat down on the fallen log, and Miroku, Sango, and Shippo did the same. Inu-Yasha noisily dropped his hands and shook his head. "You have got to be kidding me. We can't just--OWWW!"

Inu-Yasha leaned over and picked up a carton of ramen soup. "What was that for?" he demanded, looking at Kagome who was trying to start a fire. "Just shut up and eat your soup. I have a book report I need to do," she replied. When she got a small fire going, Sango handed her something that was contained in an oyster shell, and she sprinkled it onto it, making it a much larger, useable flame. Kagome sat back down on the log and pulled a book out of her book bag. Inu-Yasha read the cover. "Pride and Prejudice? What's that?" he asked.

Kagome looked up at him angrily. "It's a long book, that's what it is. Now leave me alone and eat your soup," she growled. He made another face and wrapped his carton of ramen soup up in a piece of fire rat cloth, the same fireproof material as his clothing. He set it in the fire to cook and waited.

Kagome read a few pages of her book, and Inu-Yasha picked his ramen out of the fire. He unwrapped the cloth, stuck it in his pocket, and literally tore the top off of the carton. As he did so, some of the scolding hot soup fell of Kagome's hand and book. She grabbed her burned hand and dropped the soggy book. "What the hell is wrong with you, Inu-Yasha?!" she exclaimed. He jumped backward, still holding his soup and looked at her strangely. "What! It was an accident!" he shouted. "You ruined my book, you baka!" she shouted, "Gimme this!" She grabbed the soup out of his hands and glared at him. "You wanna see an accident? Well then, here you go!" With that, she threw his soup through the forest into a ravine. "Hey, I was eating that!" Inu-Yasha yelled. "Well, too fu--"

"AAIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!"

Everyone looked down at the ravine where Kagome had thrown the carton of ramen. "What was that?" Shippo asked. Inu-Yasha sniffed the air. "It's a demon," he growled.

"WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?!"

A few moments later, a white-haired, blue eyed, female demon walked through the trees. Her hair was soaked in broth, and her hair was covered in noodles. "Okay," she growled in a low, hostile voice, "Which one of you threw this at me?" Inu-Yasha instantly pointed at Kagome, and vice versa. She then scraped some noodles off of her forehead, revealing a purple crescent on her forehead.

Everyone was slightly taken aback by this. "Jeez, she looks a lot like Sesshomaru," Kagome muttered. Inu-Yasha nodded a little, looking a bit uneasy. Almost as soon as Kagome finished her sentence, the girl stopped ringing the broth out of her hair and looked up at her. "Come again?" she asked. Kagome's eyes shifted to Inu-Yasha, searching for something to say.

"I was…ah…Just wondering ah….what your…name was?" she asked. The girl smirked a little. "Aikina. Now, whom did you suggest that I looked like?" she asked. Kagome remained silent for a second, and almost started a sentence, only to be interrupted by Inu-Yasha.

"You look a lot like a demon named Sesshomaru. You know him?" he asked. Ainkina's eyes narrowed in thought, and then she shook her head. "Nope. Don't know the man. Although," she said. Kagome looked at her more closely. "Yeah?" Kagome asked. "My mother may know this man of who you speak."

"Yeah, whatever," Inu-Yasha grumbled. Kagome answered this with a hard elbow to the gut. "Well, maybe if we follow her we could at least get out of this damn forest that you got us lost in," she growled. "Yeah, Kagome's right," Miroku said. Aikina looked at Kagome. "So, the one who threw that burning soup at me is named Kagome," she said. Kagome laughed a little and nodded. "Yeah, sorry about that, I was just mad at Inu-Yasha…" she said. "Oh, just a pair of bickering mates. That's fine, then," Aikna replied.

Kagome immediately started to blush. She saw that Inu-Yasha was also a little red, and Miroku and Sango were cracking up. "I guess we'll follow along," Inu-Yasha said. "Good," Aikina said, "You look pretty lost, and this forest is very dangerous after nightfall. You'd be helpless without a full-demon such as myself."