A Heavenly Affair: Chapter Two: Match Maker, Match Maker

Kagome sighed contentedly as the mountain stream water rushed about her. She ran a few fingers in her hair to try and undo tangles and knots as she bathed in the brook a small distance from her home. She lay back for a moment, just letting the cool water rush over her. This was the life. Nothing could compare to this.
Whump!
What was that? It sounded as though someone had thrown a rock which had bounced off another rock, and, in turn, splashed into the water. That wasn't very likely though. Kagome lifted her head anyway, out of curiosity.
There, standing on the shore, was the most beautiful woman she had ever seen, and she certainly did not come from the village. The woman was smirking and looking down into the water with some satisfaction. Kagome looked at where the woman's eyes were fixed to see a fish sloshing about in the water. No, not a fish at all! It was now a man who was coughing and sputtering on the bank of the faster moving part of the stream. What had just happened?
"I'm so going to get you back for that," he said, glaring up at the woman.
The woman stuck her tongue out at him and knocked him back in the water with her foot. He was abruptly carried down stream, but the woman didn't seem to care, as she turned and faced Kagome, smiling. Kagome shrank back. That woman had just murdered someone!
"Ah, Kagome! It's a good thing I found you when I did, or that lecher Miroku would have gotten to you first!"
Kagome quickly climbed to shore, reaching for her dress. "What? Miroku? You mean the sea god Miroku? That's impossible."
"Everything's possible, my dear," she said, reaching out a hand to help her up. Kagome timidly took the hand.
"How do you know my name?"
"Why wouldn't I? A goddess should know everyone's name." Kagome immediately hit the dirt, praying fervently. Was she actually kneeling before a goddess, obviously Sango, or was she just going crazy?
"Rise, Kagome. I do not seek your piety today." Kagome obediently stood, slipping her dress over her head. "You're not wearing that, are you? Oh no, that will never do. Tisk, tisk. No, I guess I'll have to provide something.

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"Come on Sesshomaru, how much longer? I'm bored."
"Shut up," the god of storms said to his brother. The bluish gray horses which pulled the chariot the two were standing in stomped their hooves impatiently, not wanting to sit and wait.
"They're your horses. Couldn't we just take a break from waiting for a little while and cause a storm? Please?"
"Sango said-"
"Sango said this, Sango said that. I'm sick and tired of what Sango says!" Inuyasha shouted, angrily hopping off the chariot and kicking a rock. The horses rolled they're eyes in nervousness and looked back at the death god.
"Knock it off Inuyasha, or you'll spook Tempest and Squall," Sesshomaru said, now sitting on the edge of the lavishly decorated chariot. The bluish gray horses Tempest and Squall stamped their thunder cloud black hooves again and nickered impatiently.
"See?" Inuyasha said, plopping down on a large rock. "They agree with me."
"Of course they do. Stupid beasts communicate with each other easily." Inuyasha was about ready to punch his brother, when out of the corner of his eye, he spotted a very wet Miroku.
"What happened to you?" Inuyasha demanded, dropping his fist.
"Sango," he responded, slumping against the rock Inuyasha lazed on.
"Figures," he said, rolling his eyes. "She's always responsible for something. Anyone seen Kikyo?" Inuyasha asked, looking around.
"She and Sango are making Kagome a new dress," Miroku responded, getting some of his breath back.
"Let me guess: They're getting the creatures of the forest to help make her a lovely wedding gown, and are making it out of leaves and nuts and twigs, and Sango's covering her with perfume made from Kikyo's roses, and when I see her I'll fall madly in love with her and live happily ever after?" Inuyasha said in a high pitched voice, trying to mimic Sango as he twirled around the ground as though he was gay and dancing. This even got a snicker out of Sesshomaru, while it had Miroku rolling on the ground howling.
"More or less," he managed to cough out, whipping away tears of laughter.
"What a loud of crap," Inuyasha said, gloomily plopping back down onto his rocky perch. He twitched an ear in the direction Miroku had come from. "Hm..looks like I'm finally going to meet my bride to be face to face."

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Kagome was not, however, clad in nuts and twigs and the like. They tried that. It didn't quite work. Instead, Sango put her in soft green silk and gave her a necklace of pearls. This, they decided, was not only more respectable, but it did look quite a lot better on Kagome. And so, Kagome timidly entered Sango's chariot, drawn by two sparkling white horses, and nervously clutched the Goddess' arm.
She honestly didn't have the faintest idea what was going on. One moment she was bathing in the stream, the next, she was in a lovely silk gown and riding in a heavenly chariot. This was not necessarily a bad thing, but it did have Kagome a little shook up.
Kagome relaxed a little as they reached the village and her parents hut came into view. However, her heart rate doubled when she saw the bluish black chariot and the other three, what she must assume were gods, next to it.
"But, but, but-" Kagome began to stutter. The wet one she recognized as Miroku, the other two, she could only guess at. "I, I, I-"
"Hush, child," Sango ordered. "A debt is being repaid."
"What do you mean?" Kagome asked, frightened, as the chariot came to a stop.
"Simple. At your birth, your mother was going to die. But they decided to trade your life for hers."
"What?!" Kagome shouted incredulously as Sango helped her out. How could they?! How could her parents just trade her like she was some sort of beast?! It wasn't fair!
Kagome began to weep, flinging herself to the ground in front of Inuyasha's rock. "Please My Lord, spare me! I don't want to die!"
Inuyasha's ears pulled back as he looked down awkwardly at the girl. Damn it, why'd she have to cry?
"Shut up, will you?" he ordered harshly. "Who said anything about dying?"
Kagome looked up and Sango, sniffling slightly. "But you said-"
"You didn't let me finish. Nay, I spared your life, in favor of love," Sango said, sweeping her hand in the direction of the god of death. Kagome visibly blanched.
"You mean..Marry Inuyasha?" The idea clearly didn't set well with her.
"Look, this wasn't my idea!" Inuyasha shouted, glaring at Sango.
"Well then, if you don't want her.." Sango began to say, helping Kagome to her feet and steering her in the direction of the hut. Inuyasha quickly jumped in front of them.
"No flipping way! What's mine is mine!" Inuyasha said stubbornly, grabbing Kagome's arm. "Come on wench." He helped her into Sesshomaru's chariot, holding the reins while the god of storms went with Kikyo and Miroku to convene with Sango.
"Step one a success," said Sango, well out of reach of even Inuyasha's hearing.
"I must say I'm impressed," said Miroku.
"Well?" asked Kikyo. "What now, oh goddess of love?"
"Now we wait and see what unfolds."