She lay there, bleeding from the cut she had just recieved on her head. She had bruises from head to toe, and she figured, probably a few broken ribs. She had never been in such pain in her life. But she wasn't concerned about the now bleeding cuts or painful bruises. She only cared about one thing. Knowing whether her baby was alright. For three months she had been married, for three months she had been hiding that truth from the world. For three months, she had been carrying a secret that meant the world to her. She had been carrying her baby.

She lay there, unable to move, unable to stand, with tears of worry streaming down her face. She had only stepped out for a moment. She had only wanted fresh air. She had been thinking about the night that she had eloped with her love and how hard it had been to hide that from the world. But then again, their marriage had been forbidden. They didn't have a choice.

So focused on her thoughts, she had neglected to notice how far she had gone, or even where she was. So there, on that dark street, they had attacked her. She never saw their faces, she never saw them coming, all she felt were the blows that connected with her body. They had been looking for money, for anything valuable, and finding nothing, left her there alone to die.

As she lay alone in the darkness, a prayer replayed over and over in her mind.

"Inuyasha.... come find me...... save me...."

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A/N: Oooh.... what will happen.... you can find out if you review and want more. Also, the rest of the chapters will be longer, providing you want me to continue...

In the next chapter:

Something was wrong. He could feel it. Every particle in his body told him so. She was in trouble. Adding to his fears was the fact that she had been distant and elusive lately. There was something that she was hiding.

"Where is she?"