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Chapter Eleven (Whoa I'm here already!): Talking Can Be Good
The two sat in a clearing in the forest in front of the Goshinboku, and Inuyasha and Sango's long hair flowing behind them. They sat together in companionable silence for a while, until Sango cleared her throat.
"Umm... Inuyasha, what did you need to talk to me about?" She asked the dog hanyou, still not knowing exactly why he had wanted to have a conversation with her. "Because now we're here, and we're not talking about anything, and you said we needed to talk about something..." 'Why am I rambling?' She thought.
Inuyasha grunted. He didn't really know himself why he asked her to come with him to talk; he just thought that they needed to sort some things out with her. Mainly their feelings for each other – did they just want to be companions together or to be lovers...
Sango blinked. Once again, it was silent.
Finally Inuyasha lifted up his head to look at her. "Sango, I... I don't know what to say." He muttered, turning the other way from her gaze. She blinked once, then glared slightly.
"Then why did you call me out here?" She asked him. "I... I think we should... not like each other." She told him quietly, softening her voice a little and bowing her head down. She fought back silent tears, and she thought she saw Inuyasha taken aback a little.
"What do you mean, not like each other!" He said, standing up and looking very angry. In truth, he was sort of confused and hurt. 'What does she mean?' He thought, and then just watched her.
"Exactly what it sounds. I don't think... I think we should stay traveling companions, and nothing more. No, nothing more..." she said, her voice less than a whisper now. Even Inuyasha had to strain to hear her, and he looked quite defeated, his ears slightly turned down. He plopped himself next to her cross-legged and put his arm around her shoulder. She immediately stiffened.
"Calm down, I'm not gonna do anything." He said, and she gently laid her head on his shoulder. "Sango... are you saying that you don't... like me?" He asked, and it sounded rough. 'I will not cry... darn it, men don't cry!' He thought.
Sango kept looking at the ground, her eyes carefully drawn to it and she tried to put up her mask of indifference. "No, that's... that's not what I'm saying." She replied, and this time it was louder than her last remark. Inuyasha's ears perked up at this.
"So then why can't we be together?"
This talk with Inuyasha was becoming more of a one-sided conversation, and she sighed. 'I thought he called me out to talk, and I didn't call him.' Anyway, she continued. "Because. There are... others who are better than I am, and Inuyasha... there are people who love us."
He paused, thinking fleetingly of Kikyou and Kagome, the two miko. "But... it doesn't matter if I like you and you like me. They don't matter." He said, temper rising quickly once again. "They don't matter! If you live with pleasing them and not yourself, how the heck are you supposed to be happy in life!" He grabbed her by the shoulders, wanting to shake some sense into her. "Sango, do you know what you're saying?"
She raised her gaze up to him, which was now fiery and glaring. "Inuyasha! You are not the only one who would not be happy! Though... Kagome-chan. Kagome-chan has always loved you, and I know you hold feelings for her also. I just don't understand why you picked me."
"Because! If I picked you, you're the one I love! Sango, do you know how much it took for me to tell you of the feelings I had for you?" He asked her, and then she stood up. Swaying slightly, she turned to him again, this time tears running down her face.
"Yes, I do know, because it took the same kind of courage for me to tell you how I felt." She took in a deep breath and tried to steady her tears, and the flow stopped a little, though she wiped them away quickly. "Inuyasha - "
But she didn't get to finish what she was going to say because at that moment, Inuyasha leaned down and pressed his lips against hers. The last of her sentence died away in her throat as her eyes widened. The tajiya was at a complete loss of what to do, since her mind had been so focused on trying to stop her crying. She didn't move at all.
Inuyasha, however, had his eyes closed and was trying to enact a response from Sango – any response. He wondered quickly if this was the right thing to do; he HAD done it on impulse and without thought. 'But since when did I think about something before I did it?' He thought, and he would have scoffed if he hadn't been kissing Sango.
Sango's mind, at that time, finally caught up with her actions and she pushed away, almost falling to the ground but catching her balance at the last moment because Inuyasha was still holding her shoulders very securely. 'We're so close.' She thought, blushing as she looked at him. "Inuyasha."
"Sango... please. Don't make me lose my love again. It'll be... too much."
His words struck her heart, and at that moment, she abandoned her thoughts of leaving him. 'Sango... Sango, what are you doing...?' She thought, scolding herself. "Inuyasha, let me... let me think about it for a while. Let me make up my mind."
The inu hanyou sighed, nodding. "Fine." Even though his exterior looked tough enough, inside he felt a wave of relief wash over him.
'There's still a chance.'
A/N: Whoa! I suck at writing today. –Indicates other story, Love that Holds True- Yeah... both chapters came up differently than I thought! I guess I'm a little bad at writing right now, since I haven't done it in so long. Grr... –sighs- Please tell me what you think of it. This story is also almost done, and then I shall finish Chikaku Ni Mirai!
Then I'll need a new story.
Hehe... well, that's all for now. This chapter's short... guess I'll have to make up for that. –smile- R&R, onegaishimasu!