Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters of Inuyasha. But I wish I did.
This is my first fanfic so be nic and please read and review. Flames will be used to boil ramen.Summary: Inuyasha breaks Kagome's heart after he chooses Kikyo and she decides to commit suicide. But she is saved by a certain taiyoukai who takes her away and heals her heart. Will she ever get over Inuyasha or will she be haunted by his memory forever? (Sesshoumaru/Kagome) pairing.
Rating: R (for language and adult situations)
Chapter One: Broken Heart, Shattered Dreams
Kagome backed herself to the edge of a cliff. She couldn't believe it. Inuyasha had chosen his former lover, Kikyo, instead of her. After all they had been through, after all the adventures searching for the Shikon shards, Inuyasha still chose Kikyo over her. She had run away from him when he told her his true feelings. His eyes had been full of regret and they begged for her forgiveness and understanding.
No! I don't understand. I don't understand why he chose Kikyo. Kagome thought.
She had turned heel and ran into the forest. She knew someone had chased after her but she didn't know who it was. She didn't care who it was.
It was Miroku and Sango. No, stop. Don't come after me! Kagome silently screamed at her allies. She couldn't open her mouth for fear that she could cry. She only wanted to be alone. Soon, she came to a clearing and saw that it was the edge of the forest. She peered over the side and saw it was a good five hundred feet or so to the endless sea of green beneath them. She heard her friends come up behind her.
"Kagome-chan, why did you suddenly take off like that?" Sango asked. Kagome couldn't look her friend in the eye.
"Is it because Inuyasha told Kikyo that he loved her?" Miroku asked.
"Houshi-sama, you should not..." Sango warned.
Kagome shook her head. "It's okay, Sango-chan. Yes, I ran because Inuyasha told Kikyo he loved her." She said. "I...just couldn't stay anymore." She finally broke down in sobs.
"Kagome-chan," Sango said.
Kagome hastily wiped her tears as they flowed down her cheeks. "I just need to be alone for a while," she said.
"Of course, we'll be over there. When you're feeling better, we'll go back together." Sango said.
Kagome said nothing. She started walking along the edge of the cliff. Sango and Miroku walked to where there were stumps and took a seat. "Poor Kagome-chan," Sango said. "Kagome-sama must feel like she had her heart was ripped out and stepped upon," Miroku said. "Do you believe she will be alright, Houshi-sama?" Sango asked.
Kagome walked slowly, dragging her feet in the dirt. A cold wind blew but Kagome hardly felt it. She felt nothing at all. All she felt was a numbness that spread all over her body. She felt as if her limbs weighed a ton each. She was tired. She was physically, emotionally and psychologically tired. All she wanted to do was sleep. She wanted to sleep and never wake up. If she died right then, she wouldn't have to deal with emotion or the world. She could forget all of her problems. She looked towards her left and saw the endless expanse of green stretch out in front of her. How soft and inviting it looked. She closed her eyes and imagined herself in that sea of green. Slowly she leaned forward.
Miroku and Sango looked towards the direction that Kagome had gone. They saw her stop and turn towards the edge. Feeling a sense of dread, Sango started running towards Kagome. Miroku followed and just as they reached her, Kagome's body lurched forward and started to fall.
"Kagome-chan!" Sango screamed. She grabbed wildly where her friend had previously been.
"Kagome-sama!" Miroku shouted.
They were too late. Kagome was already falling and they could do nothing. They watched in silent horror as the body of their heartbroken friend, became smaller and smaller as the green swallowed her up.
"KAGOME-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Sango screamed.
"KAGOME-SAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Miroku shouted.
Kagome heard neither of them as she fell quickly. Her head started to spin and the last thing she saw, was the green blur of the green treetops.
"Kagome-chan, why? Why didn't you let us help you?" Sango said, tears spilling out of her eyes . "Kagome-sama, how could you your friends behind?" Miroku said, tears forming at the edge of his eyes.
"Houshi-sama, what now? How do we tell everyone that Kagome-chan..." Sango's voice cracked. She broke out in fresh sobs and Miroku hugged her.
"We have to tell them," Miroku said. "Especially Inuyasha."
"I will make sure he knows," Sango said, her voice taking on a hard edge. "But first, Houshi-sama, please...please say a prayer for Kagome-chan to finally find peace."
"Of course," Miroku said. He knelt at the edge and said a prayer. Sango pulled a few wildflowers from the ground and threw them over the edge. Tears glistening, Miroku and Sango walked, heavy-heartedly, towards the village...and Inuyasha.
Meanwhile, Kagome opened her eyes. Her eyes slowly came into focus and she stared at a white ceiling. Am I dead? She thought.
"Oh, are you awake?" a soft feminine voice said.
Kagome tried to turn her head towards the voice but her whole body throbbed.
"Don't move, you have very bad injuries," the voice said.
"Where am I?" Kagome managed to ask, her tongue felt thick and awkward.
"You are in the home of his lordship, Sesshoumaru-sama,"
A face loomed over Kagome's. She recognized her as a youkai. Emerald green eyes stared into her own cobalt blue ones. A soft hand gingerly touched her face. Kagome saw a volume of light blue hair with pale green streaks swept up into two braids that were then coiled around her head.
"How did I get here?" Kagome asked.
"You fell from above," the female youkai said
"Who are you?" Kagome asked.
"My name is Atari. (I made up this character) I was ordered by Sesshoumaru-sama to take care of you," the female youkai said.
"Why is he helping me? Doesn't he know that I'm with his half-brother?" Kagome said. When she said his "half-brother" Inuyasha's face popped into her head. The sight of him made the tears come.
"Milady, are you alright?" Atari asked, her voice full of concern.
"Atari, please tell me, what does Sesshoumaru want with me?" Kagome asked.
"Sesshoumaru-sama only said to take care of you," Atari answered. "Now, milady, it is time to take your medicine."
"Atari, will you do me a favor?" Kagome asked.
"Anything, milady," Atari said.
"Please, don't call me 'milady', call me Kagome," Kagome said.
"Sesshoumaru-sama has asked that I treat you like I would him, so I must refer to you as I would Sesshoumaru-sama," Atari said.
"Then, will you at least call me Kagome-sama or something? I'd like you to use my name," Kagome said.
Kagome felt that she could really trust Atari. She didn't exactly know what was going on but she didn't want to think anymore. Slowly, the medicine took its effect and Kagome drifted off into a dreamless sleep. Atari stared at the girl laying I the massive bed. I wonder why Kagome-sama would fall like that. It seems that she fell from a mountain but how could she have survived that? Atari brushed a stray piece of hair from Kagome's face and vowed then and there that she would protect this girl from any harm. She would protect her as if Kagome were her daughter.
Sango and Miroku walked heavy-heartedly towards Kaede-baba's house. Both had red-rimmed eyes that had spilled many tears. Silence surrounded the two as they thought of the upcoming confrontation. They had tried to discuss the best way to tell everyone what had happened but Sango kept bursting into tears. It was finally decided that Miroku would tell the news to everyone. As they neared Kaede's house, they came across the Bone Eater's Well. Sango stopped for a moment, lost in her memories of Kagome. Miroku softly said that they had to keep going. Sango dragged herself away from the well and walked with Miroku, to Kaede's house.
Inside the hut, Inuyasha was talking with Kaede.
"Man, where is everyone?" Inuyasha asked.
Kaede said nothing. She knew Sango and Miroku had gone after Kagome. Inuyasha knew that Kagome probably was at home, crying but he had already made his decision. No matter how hard he tried, Kikyo always was in his thoughts. He didn't care that she was mud and bones; all he cared about was that Kikyo was his. Inuyasha's head jerked up as Sango and Miroku's scent came closer. But he smelled something else too. He smelled the tears that had been shed. He stood up and opened the flap of the hut. Sango's head was down and she walked behind Miroku, whose head was also down.
"What took you so long?" Inuyasha asked.
Neither of them said anything. The both of them walked past him and straight into Kaede's hut. There, they sat in stony silence until Kaede asked what was wrong.
"Where's Kagome?" Kaede asked.
Sango broke out in fresh sobs. "K-Kaede-baba, K-Kagome-chan..." Sango sobbed.
"Where is she?" Inuyasha demanded.
Sango glared at Inuyasha and said bitterly, "As if you cared!"
"Sango, tell me, where is Kagome?" Kaede asked gently.
"Oh Kaede-baba! K-Kagome-chan, she's...she's" Sango wailed.
"What? What is she?" Kaede asked.
"She's gone!" Miroku said.
"Gone? Gone where? Did she go home?" Inuyasha asked.
"Don't you get it? After you told Kagome-sama that you loved Kikyo, she went and jumped off a cliff!" Miroku shouted. Then he turned his face so Inuyasha wouldn't see the tears coming from him.
Inuyasha clutched the doorframe to stabilize himself. "W- what did you just say?" he choked out.
"Kagome-chan is DEAD!" Sango said. She wept into Kaede's shirt.
Inuyasha's eyes widened in horror, "I-it can't be," he breathed. The he ran out the door, and into the direction where Kagome had ran before him. And for the second time, Inuyasha's eyes leaked tears.
A/N: sniff Poor Sango. Read and Review! Arigatou!