Chapter 7

{This one will be mainly devoted to Inuyasha and Kagome. Well of my story is, but this chapter is different. Read it and you'll see. Sorry about not spacing out more! I promise to do better it's just all my thoughts were running together.}

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Inuyasha takes himself to a clearing where there is an abundance of flowers. He sits down in the middle and starts smelling them. * I guess flowers are romantic. I have to find the perfect ones for Kagome. I am not going to let her wake up to (Says in a mocking voice) Hojo's flowers. These have to be from me. * So Inuyasha sits and smells every flower as he comes across it. * I never would have thought that Kagome would protect me with her life like this. I always knew that she did things for me because I didn't want any harm to come to Kikyo. When we were in the Miasma Kikyo fell and yelled out to Miroku that I was going to protect Kikyo. Then I saw Kagome she had such a broken look on her face. But then she came down and helped Kikyo because of me. She didn't want to see me in pain even if it meant that pain wasn't for her. Kikyo showed me that I needed to protect Kagome she saw that I care for Kagome. But why then could I not forget about you Kikyo no matter how hard I tried? *
Inuyasha stills and finds himself next to a babbling creak. He sighs heavily. * Damn that Kouga. None of this would have happened if he hadn't have been so persistent on having her. * Inuyasha grimaces at the mere thought of what had happened, and what would have happened if he hadn't killed Kouga. Actually if Kagome hadn't stopped Kouga from killing Inuyasha. * He would have taken her back to that cave and would have kept her there. He would have touched her. * Inuyasha's claws start to flinch and then dig into the ground. For some reason Inuyasha stands up and yells out. "If you touched her Kouga. I swear!" Then just as fast as he had stood up he sits back down in the flowers. * What am I yelling for? I have exacted my revenge. It's just the thought of his hands on her. * Inuyasha shivers. *Naraku you're next. Don't worry I didn't forget about you. *

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Kagome tosses and turns. Sweat rolls down her forehead as she battles her fever. Inside her however it is a little calmer and living. Kagome stands in a patch of grass in Inuyasha's arms. "Kagome." "Inuyasha." Then she starts to fall forward as he disappears and she loses grip. "Inuyasha!" Now she is alone and Inuyasha is in sight, but out of reach. He is standing to her side with Kikyo. Kagome watches as she kisses him and starts to drag him into hell. "No! Leave him alone! Take your bloody hands off of him!" She stands there and watches as her voice fades into nothing. Her heart starts to race. * What's happening? This has already happened. * Kagome looks around frantically. * Where am I? Last I remember is the fight with Kouga. Kouga. Inuyasha. * Then she starts spiraling and she is landed in the Miasma where Inuyasha stated quite clearly that he was going to protect Kikyo. She watches as she enters just as he declares this then turns to see her staring at him from up next to Miroku.
"Kagome." * Inuyasha what did you think when you saw me there? * Then she spots Kikyo lying down on the ground. Kagome jumps down and runs over to her. She lifts her up in her arms just as she had done. "Kikyo?" Kikyo starts to stir. "You're awake." "You fool. You coming down here risks him loosing you forever." Kagome stares at Kikyo. "What?" Kagome asks in surprise. Kikyo ignores her and Kagome watches her get up and aim her arrow towards Inuyasha's sword. Then she shoots and the Tetsuaiga transforms back to it's normal form. And all of the demon parts go flying out with her included. "Inuyasha!" She reaches out for Inuyasha's hand, but he never grabs her. She is plopped in another memory.
Kagome is in the forest and it is dark all except the immense glow coming from behind her. She turns around and sees the scene that has plagued her ever since it happened. She watches as Inuyasha embraces Kikyo. "Kikyo I don't care if you need me anymore. If I can't have you I will not allow Naraku to have you. I promise to protect you from him. I will protect you from him Kikyo." * Inuyasha, no. * Then the next thing she knows they're face to face. "Kagome. Did you see the whole thing?" * Should I stay or run like I did before? * Despite herself she stands in place. "Yes." She can feel the tears starting to brim. Inuyasha hangs his head. "I am so sorry Kagome. I have tried so hard to forget Kikyo, but I can't. I know it wouldn't be right to continue seeing you. And it would be wrong for me to ask you to stay." "You don't even stop and consider what I want. What I'm thinking!" Kagome starts to cry. Inuyasha moves forward and embraces her. "Please don't cry." Kagome this time realizes what Inuyasha means, and she relaxes in his arms.

She finally understands what plagues him. * I understand now Inuyasha. You suffer from the past, but you care about your future. You may not have room in your heart any more, but at least I understand. * "You're not going to run away?" Inuyasha asks? "No." Is all Kagome says before wrapping her arms around him. * I never want to leave your arms Inuyasha. * Then everything starts to get black and then light again. Kagome starts to open her eyes, but the world is nothing but a blur to her. So she closes them and re- opens them. When she looks again she sees a beautiful vase with flowers in it sitting on the little table next to her bed. They are extraordinary flowers of mixed blues and soft pinks. They are big and small, and even oddly shaped. Kagome watches as the morning dew collects at the end of the leave. Then the leave gives away under pressure allowing them all to cascade to the water in the vase. Everything for a moment seems to go in slow motion for her. She slowly sits up and looks around. She seems to be in the hut, but no one is there. "Am I still dreaming?" Kagome realizes that she doesn't have much strength, but still gets out of bed.
She dresses and walks outside. When she gets outside she feels and relishes as the fresh breeze caresses her soft cheek. Kagome suddenly gets an urge and heads for the bushes to relieve herself. "Much better." She says as she is walking out of the bushes. Then since she has seen no one she goes back to her bed and curls up. * I guess I am left to my thoughts. I wonder what happened. I remember being in the forest. And seeing Inuyasha and Kouga fight. Then I saw there and then I was in the air and. * Kagome gasps. * I'm not dead am I? I remember Kouga's sword thrusting into me, and then it all went black. * Kagome looks down and touches her bandages. "Ow." * I guess I'm not dead. It wouldn't be wrapped and it wouldn't hurt if I were dead. *

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* When is that blasted woman going to wake up? I don't need to be under such stress. It's not good for the hair. Why am I thinking about my hair? * Inuyasha paces back and forth near the well. Then he sees Miroku running up towards him. "Inuyasha! Inuyasha!" "What?" "She's awake!" Inuyasha snaps to attention. "She's awake? Are you sure?" "Yes." "How long has she been awake?" "She just woke up." Inuyasha sprints past Miroku and heads fast for the village. *Kagome. I can't believe I let you wake up without me by your side. * Inuyasha reaches the village in a matter of seconds. "Is she really awake?" Inuyasha asks Sango as he comes to a screeching halt next to her. "Oh, Inuyasha. You really shouldn't sneak up on people like that. Yes she is, but she's sleeping right now." "Sleeping? Hasn't she done enough of that?"
"Yes she has Inuyasha. But when she woke up she got out of bed and came outside. It took a lot of her energy away, and she is now sleeping to regain that energy again. Kaede said you could go in and see her though." "Thanks." Inuyasha stares at the hut and slowly walks towards it. When he reaches it he pauses in front of it for but a second then walks in. When he walks in he sees Kagome sleeping amidst the covers. Now she looks warm and cozy not cold and in pain. Inuyasha takes a seat next to her side and watches as her eyes twitch as though she is in some deep thought. Inuyasha touches her face and runs his fingers through her hair. * When you wake up this time I will be here for you Kagome. * {Sorry about the shortness of this chapter but I had to make it short. Mainly because of time. Grr.. Time. Who needs it any ways?}