Inutaishou's Gift By: OtakuSailorV

Chapter 10: The Gift Part Three

Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru stared as the light manifested itself as none other than a miniature form of their deceased father's full youkai form.

Inuyasha's eyes nearly popped out of his head. Sesshoumaru stood rigid, and stared, his mouth slightly open, which was his form of Inuyasha's reaction.

Kagome gasped and covered her mouth with one hand, though, she was not entirely sure if what she saw was Inutaishou or not.

The light moved it's head back and forth, and it was roughly the size of Sesshoumaru in his full form; had the light taken the true size of Inutaishou's being, he would have dwarfed Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha, crushing them in his shadow.

Inuyasha got to his feet and sheathed Tetsusaiga, he could sense no hostility from this being as it stared at him and his brother.

The head of the being suddenly stopped. "I am the spirit of Inutaishou. . ." It's voice was deep, and it shook the bones below them when it spoke.

"I come, looking for the one who seeks 'The Gift'. . .you, my sons, are fighting for it though?"

The figure lowered its head again and stared at them. Its hollow eyes seemed to stare through them, to their soul.

Kagome started to climb down from her lofty perch, making sure that she did not step on something wrong.

But she was distracted with watching the illuminated form of Inutaishou's spirit.

It spoke suddenly, and the bones shook. Kagome screamed as she fell, down, down, down. . .

Inuyasha gasped and turned toward the scream. Inutaishou and Sesshoumaru also turned.

"Kagome!!" Inuyasha jumped from the ground and darted toward her, his legs pumping harder than he thought they could.

She was nearly to the ground, he dove. . .

And he managed to snatch her just before she hit the ground.

There was a rumble as Inutaishou's spirit turned and jumped toward him, claws extended, jowls open. Inuyasha stared at it in shock as it bore down on him, and he still felt no hostility.

Kagome gasped and clung to his shirt, but he still did not move.

The spirit leapt through him, and went on through the bones, and raced back out, and landed in his place as if nothing had happened.

"A human. . .she is the one that opened the door to 'The Gift' then?" Inuyasha gulped and nodded, along with Kagome.

The being laughed, shaking the bones till everyone was sure that the tower of bones would give way.

"And you, Inuyasha, found in hanyou strength to save her from a fall that would have surely killed her?" The figure seemed to be smiling.

Inuyasha nodded dumbly, he had no idea what was going on.

The spirit laughed again. "Then you have no need for the Gift."

Sesshoumaru wasn't sure if he should smirk or avert his eyes from his younger brother.

"And you. . .Sesshoumaru. . .what of your blade. . .Tenseiga?" The spirit turned toward the full youkai now.

Sesshoumaru did not move or speak. "Well? The aura shows that it has been used, but I dare ask, what for, my son?"

"L-lord Sesshoumaru!!"


Everyone turned to see Jaken and the girl, Rin, running toward Sesshoumaru hastily.

"Rin saw the light, and heard the rumblings and Rin thought. . ." The girl stopped as she saw the light's manifestation. Her eyes went wide in disbelief.

"Sesshoumaru-sama. . ." Rin breathed, going toward the large snout that had descended toward her.

She touched it, and felt a tingling, tickling sensation run though her. She giggled and pulled her hand away.

"Who is this?" She asked through a laugh as the snout of Inutaishou lifted again.

"A human?" Sesshoumaru averted his eyes without saying anything.

The spirit smiled. "Come, come, that is what Tenseiga is for. For saving. It is nothing to be ashamed of, and she's such a cute little girl too."

Sesshoumaru still averted his eyes.

Rin giggled and Jaken mumbled something about not seeing her dark side.

"I see no need for either of you to need the Gift, I am done here." The spirit prepared to leave, when he was stopped.

"Then what in the hell is it?! It must be something we already have!" Inuyasha growled out in frustration.

The spirit's head turned toward him. "The Gift is Love."

With that, it disappeared with a roar and flash of light.

The End

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I hope you all like the ending. I was going to explain how they all went back and found that nothing had changed, Shippo, Sango, and Miroku had no idea that they had been gone, and that the mysterious black orb had disappeared. And that Kagome and Inuyasha were nigh inseparable, but I knew that that would just make the story peter off to a weird, boring ending, so, there you have it.

Thanks everyone for your support all the way through this story and I hope everyone liked it. Thanks again and ja!!

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