Inutaishou's Gift By: OtakuSailorV

Summary/Brief History: Inutaishou fell in love with a human. He created two swords, one for each of his sons. Tenseiga went to the eldest son, if the full potential could be tapped, it could save a thousand lives with one swing. Tetsusaiga went to the younger son, if its full potential was tapped, it could destroy a thousand lives with one swing. Tetsusaiga was also created to protect the younger son's mortal mother. When Inutaishou died, the eldest son received his sword, but the blade Tetsusaiga was lost. The younger son, Inuyasha, never even heard of the blade until he discovered his fathers hidden tomb in his own eye. After a desperate struggle with his elder brother, he wields the fabled blade, but has not since visited his father's tomb. What happened to the little bauble that had been in Inuyasha's eye? Was Tetsusaiga created for more than to hold down Inuyasha's demonic powers, and to protect his mother? What was the purpose of Inutaishou's tomb being in Inuyasha's eye, where even his cunning elder brother, Sesshoumaru, had not thought to look for it?

Read and find out. . . . . .

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Kagome sat by the bank of the river, staring thoughtfully at the water as she contemplated the math problems laid before her. It was a bright day, and she could feel the sun bearing down on her head, making her black hair hot to the touch. She gnawed thoughtfully on the pencil as she glanced again at the math.

'Geez. . .' She started to think when a twig snapped behind her. She turned to see nothing but the dense forest behind her. 'Whatever. . .'

Her eyes shifted back to the sparkling water that tinkled as it rushed slowly over the rocks and on down the stream. The sun glistened off of the water and dazzled her eyes for a brief second. She rubbed them and then plopped down in the sweet smelling grass.

'Sometimes it's nice to get away. . .but. . .I SHOULD get on my homework. . .' Kagome sat back up and searched for the said book. But it was gone, disappeared. There was a rustle beside her and she turned to stare at Inuyasha.

"Excuse me?" Inuyasha had his nose buried in the book though, eyes wide as he studied the pages.

"This book is pointless. It has all these funny pictures of lines. What sort of miko trick is this? They teach you spells at your 'school'?" He held the book by one end, making it dangling and blow in the wind. "And it smells awful."

Inuyasha grimaced and held the book farther away from himself. Kagome glared at him and snatched the book back. "Inuyasha, I need to get to studying."

He smirked at her and plopped down in the grass as she had, hands behind his head as he admired the clouds above. "Is that what you were trying to do?"

Kagome made a face and propped the book back open, whipping her pencil to attention and scribbling over the paper as fast as she could.

Inuyasha, intrigued by her speed and concentrated look, peered over her shoulder and stared at the equations that she was setting up and solving on the paper. "Feh. Waste of time." He said, looking away.

Kagome gave no sign of having heard him though. He watched her back for a few minutes before peering back over her shoulder.

"So. . .what kind of spells ARE these?" He pointed to them, his red sleeve trailing down her shoulder.

"This is called 'math', I thought I explained it to you before. And it's NOT spells, I'm learning how to solve problems like this one."

She held up the book and paper. On the paper was a drawing of a triangle with numbers, many hash marks, and a good deal of variables. "Eh?" Inuyasha peered at the paper, trying to comprehend the writing.

"Exactly, that's why I've got to concentrate on my work." Kagome spun back around without another word.

Inuyasha made a face and got to his feet. "Feh." He stormed off, back to the campsite where the rest of their small band was lodged.

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Shippo was munching on a chocolate bar as Inuyasha entered camp.

'Looks like he fought with Kagome again.' The kitsune observed as Inuyasha strutted past him. He opened his mouth but thought better of it and instead shoved more candy bar in.

"Ah, Inuyasha, where is Lady Kagome?" Miroku looked around for her. Inuyasha plopped on the ground, closing his eyes in irritation. "Feh."

Miroku and Sango exchanged glances. "Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh. . . ."

Sango headed for the river, taking her bamboo water jug with her. Shippo followed with Kirara.

Miroku sat next to Inuyasha, watching the hanyou with interest.

After a few moments, Inuyasha opened one eye to glare at him angrily. "What?"

The houshi scooted away a few inches before smiling at him. "Nothing, you just look. . .angry. . ."

Inuyasha turned away from him, staring into the forest in irritation. "Feh."

Miroku opened his mouth but he spotted Sango, Kagome, and Shippo headed up the path and shut his mouth again.

He stood and smiled at them, brushing the dust and dirt from his outfit. "Well, shall we be on our way then?"

Everyone nodded as Kagome packed away her books.

"Kagome, do you have anything else for me?" Shippo asked, his eyes full of the small buzz he had received from the chocolate.

Kagome smiled at him. "Yeah, I think I have. . .something. . ." Kagome picked out a hard, black ball from her pack.

It was small, no larger than a marble. It was a complete black color, with no light parts anywhere in it. She studied it for a few minutes, thinking she had seen it before when she handed it finally to Shippo.

"Is THIS candy?" Shippo asked, trying to bite the ball. He made a face and rubbed his teeth. "It ISN'T candy."

Inuyasha took one look at the ball before snatching it away. "Hey!" Shippo wailed as he tried to get back the ball. Inuyasha was studying it, holding a breath away from his face. Shippo clung to his pants, trying to shinny up and bite him until he got the ball back, candy or no, Kagome had given it to HIM.

"Kagome~! Inuyasha took the candy you gave me~!!!" Inuyasha swatted him away as he continued to study the ball.

"Shut up, it's not candy." Shippo rubbed his head and stared back up at Inuyasha in anger.

Kagome turned on them. "Inuyasha! Why did you take that from Shippo- chan?!" Inuyasha gave her an angry look.

"Look who's talking! This ain't yours to give! This is my father's tomb!"

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Vile cliffies! ^_^ Now, what will happen now that we know that Inutaishou's tomb is still with the Inu-gumi? Does Sesshoumaru want the tomb too? Why did Kagome have it in the first place?! Why am I asking so many questions?! Well, stay tuned to find out. ^_~ but you MUST review. It is commanded of you to review so that I know what you think. I can't get better without reviews. Ok, so review! Ja! ^_~