Yes I know that's hard to believe but believe it.
And you might not believe this is either but I staring at a small blue bouncy ball inspired this fic.
Hey the bouncy ball was the same size as the Shikon Jewel and just by looking at it made me come up with this story.
Oh and most parts of this won't tie into the Inuyasha storyline in most parts. Like the fact I'm adding three things that probably won't appear in the actual series.
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters whatsoever; if I did then I would be the happiest Inuyasha fan in the world.
Ok, enjoy the show.
"Inuyasha behind you!" Kagome screamed from behind a rock.
They were after another piece of the Shikon No Tama.
The shard was being held by a snake demon which Inuyasha, Sango, and Miroku were fighting.
Inuyasha jumped out of the way seconds before he was struck by the snake demon's tail.
"Kagome where is it?" Inuyasha asked dodging the demon's tail and fangs.
Kagome focused and saw a glow.
"There, in its chest!" Kagome shouted towards them.
"I'll get it!" Sango said then threw her giant boomerang at the demon; cutting it in half.
Inuyasha then unsheathed Tetsusaiga and diced the snake into little pieces.
The jewel fell to the ground with a CLINK.
Miroku picked it up and handed it to Kagome.
Shippo hopped onto the young miko's shoulder and examined the piece of the jewel they had just obtained.
The small fox demon then noticed something different about it. "Hey Kagome," Shippo said still looking at the jewel. "Yes Shippo-kun?" Kagome replied. "Do you see anything different about the jewel or is it just me?" he asked.
Kagome looked at the jewel in her hand and noticed the same thing, "Yeah, you're right. It isn't its usual color," then she noticed it was whole instead of a shard, "And it's not a shard either." She finished.
"Kagome, let's go already. Are you just going to stand there and look at it all day?" Inuyasha asked.
"Inuyasha, I think something is wrong with the jewel." Kagome said.
Inuyasha, Sango, and Miroku came over to see what she was talking about.
"What do you mean? There better not be something wrong with it!"
Sango examined it while Kagome held it out for them to see.
"Well, it is a different color." The demon exterminator said stepping aside so Miroku could see it.
Miroku examined it as well, "Lady Sango is correct, it is indeed a different color plus it is not a shard. I don't think the Shikon No Tama was yellow." He concluded.
Inuyasha snatched the jewel from Kagome.
"You guys are blind, I'll look at it and prove that it is a Shikon shard." With that he looked at it and saw the same thing.
"Ok, never mind." He handed it back to Kagome as the others rolled their eyes.
Kagome took it back and put in a pouch that was on her backpack.
"I think we should go ask Kaede what this is." Kagome suggested.
"I agree with Kagome." Sango added.
"Me too." Shippo said.
"Me three." Miroku added as well.
Everyone looked at Inuyasha for his response.
He noticed everyone looking at him, "Ok, ok, fine we'll go ask the old hag what it is." He grumpily replied crossing his arms over his chest.
At Kaede's Hut
Kaede stepped out of a room and sat down next to Kagome.
"Now, what is it ye wanted to ask me?" she said. Kagome pulled out the yellow jewel from the pouch of her backpack, which was right beside her. "We wanted to ask you if you knew what this was." Kagome said handing the jewel to the old miko.
Kaede examined it for a minute then said, "I believe it is the Ecata Ne Pota."
"Translation?" Inuyasha boredaly asked.
"It stands for Jewel of Lightning and is part of a legend." Kaede said.
"What's the legend?" Shippo asked as if he was about to hear the most interesting thing in the world.
"I shall tell ye the legend if ye wish." The old miko said.
"Yes, we would like to hear it." Everyone said at the same time.
"Ok then, centuries ago the first protector of the Shikon No Tama created four other jewels as well. They held three strong powers, the red jewel possessed the power to destroy, the green one possessed the power to restore life, and the yellow one possessed the power to control the weather," Kaede paused to see if her audience was still listening.
All of their eyes were on her so she continued, "The protector of all four jewels, Midoriko, made sure that no demons got their hands on the jewels. But one day while trying to protect them, she was injured badly by a demon. Before she died she separated and sealed all four jewels away from each other in hopes that no one would find them." Kaede paused again this time to take a breath.
"Then what happened next?" Shippo eagerly asked wanting to hear the rest.
Kaede then continued again, "Once she separated and sealed them away she fell to the ground dead. It is foretold that if all four jewels are ever brought together again, total chaos will be unleashed on all of us." Kaede finished.
"Wow," Kagome said.
"I have a question," Sango said.
"Go ahead child." Kaede said.
"What was the power of the Shikon Jewel?" Sango asked.
Kaede answered, "The Shikon No Tama had the power to grant ones true desires and to give its beholder total power."
"That's why Kikyo took her guarding the Shikon Jewel so seriously, right?" Kagome asked.
"Correct." Kaede said.
"How come if the jewels are brought together total chaos will be unleashed on the world?" Shippo asked.
"I'm glad you asked that, the reason is because Midoriko locked the demon that killed her in the Shikon Jewel. Because all four jewels are connected with each other that means that they support each other's powers. If all four are brought together in the same place at the same time Their powers will be to much to keep the demon locked inside the Shikon Jewel and he shall be unleashed." Kaede explained.
"So what your saying is, we have to make sure to stay away from the other jewels." Miroku said.
"Yes." Kaede answered.
"If Midoriko sealed all four jewels away, then how did that snake demon get the Ecata Ne Pota?" Inuyasha asked from his corner of the room.
"Hmm..." was everybody's thinking response.
"Maybe the seal somehow broke." Shippo suggested.
"That could be the reason." Sango said.
"I agree it's the only thing that could have happened." Miroku added.
"Yeah, but you have to ask yourself "how"" Inuyasha sarcastically said.
"Hmm..." was everyone's thinking response again.
"I'm clueless." Kagome said.
"Me too." Shippo, Sango, Miroku, and Inuyasha replied at the same time.
"Kaede, what happens if one of the jewels gets into the wrong hands?" Sango asked.
"If the green jewel does then there is nothing to worry since its only power is to restore life. But if the yellow, red, or Shikon Jewel get into the wrong hands that's when you should panic." Kaede responded.
"Great, now I have the Shikon shards AND another powerful jewel to protect." Kagome groaned.
"I just grasped a situation," Miroku said in his thinking pose.
"What is it?" the others asked turning their heads in his direction.
"Since the red jewel is the last one left to find, if Naraku gets it we could all die, if he somehow gets all four then we are doomed. Since we only have one and half of the Shikon jewel then we need to find the red one before Naraku does." Miroku said.
"He's got a point." Sango said.
"As long as we don't find the green one then we are as good as alive, if we find the green and red ones and all of the Shikon Jewel then we are as good as dead." Inuyasha pointed out.
"He has a good point too." Kagome said.
"But where can we find the red one? Or better yet how?" Shippo asked.
"Maybe we should ask Myoga tomorrow." Kagome suggested. "It is getting pretty late." Sango concluded.
"Let's just hope he gives us actual advice this time." Inuyasha said.
Then they all went to sleep.
Unbeknownst to all of them Kagura was secretly listening to them. 'Naraku will be pleased by this information.' She thought to herself.
She then took off towards Naraku's castle on her giant feather to tell him the information she just heard.
A/N: I'm stopping right there. Yeah, that's a good cliffhanger right here. Sorry folks but that's all I'm writing right now. Please R&R. Thank You.