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Deadly Secrets Of Love

Ch. 4

I ran down the stairs clutching my child close to me. I told him! I told him to stay away! Why didn't he listen? I stumbled a bit, but soon regained my footing. The child seemed awfully calm considering the situation. I stopped in the dining room to look at her.

There was an evil smile spread across her face. "Kaede?" I chocked out.

Mother? What? Was that him? I would've thought that he'd been a little better looking… I stared in disbelief at my child. I didn't think those thought, and they weren't in my voice. What's wrong mother? Why do you look so frightened?

I turned around hearing footsteps coming down the stairs I clutched Kaede close to me again and watched Kusanagi enter the dining room. I glared at him as my eyes began to water. "Why?!?!" I questioned him.

He looked at me, and then at my child. Our child. He seemed… I don't know how to describe it, but it was saddening to look at. I know that I had lied to him, but I told him to stay away. He had no right to follow me around like this.

Murakumo. I turned my attention back to my daughter, and just then the ceiling seemed to fall in. Dust was flying everywhere, and I held onto Kaede for dear life. Kusanagi had been knocked off of his feet due to the impact of concrete. When the dust settled I stared at a man with long black tresses.

"Murakumo…" I breathed out. He glared down at me, and I clutched Kaede close to me. Mother, don't be afraid… I pulled Kaede out so I could look into her face.

"Kaede? Is that you?" I whispered. Of course, who else could it be? Don't be afraid, Murakumo is here to here to help me. I looked over at Kusanagi as he lay unconscious on the floor, father isn't any good for you, just forget about him.

"Kushinada, what is it that you want me to do?" Murakumo lowered himself into a bowing position in front of my daughter and me. My eyes widened a bit in shock, I knew he wasn't talking to me. My daughter smiled down at him.

Take me home… She looked back up at me. Are you coming with me, mother? I couldn't believe what I was hearing. She was patient with me for a few minutes, and then she gave a cold glare. Mother? I could only gape at her. If you will not join me release me!

Instantly my hands were knocked off of her, I was afraid that she would fall, but she simply floated into Murakumo's ready arms. Mother… You have betrayed me… She closed her eyes, and Murakumo shot up through the hole, in which he had entered.

My eyes widened in horror, "no… it can't be… KAEDE!" My screams fell on deaf ears.

You will see me again… count on it! That was the last I'd heard of my sweet Kaede.

Everything went black. All at once I found myself in a hospital room I sat up, and a nurse came and put her hand on my shoulder. "You shouldn't be moving."

"Where is my daughter?" The nurse looked shocked by my question. Then her face changed to that of sympathy. "We…we couldn't find her body."

I jumped out of my bed and walked over toward the door. I yanked it open only to be stopped by the image of Kusanagi standing in front of me. We just stared at each other for a few moments. "Kusanagi?"

He looked down at his feet, "are you okay?"

I blushed slightly, "yah, I'm fine. How about you?"

"I'm fine."

"Good…"

I felt awkward. I also felt really bad for Kusanagi. He had seen her, and then she just disappeared. I didn't know what I could say, but I knew I couldn't say it in front of all of these nurses.

"Kusanagi… I think we need to talk."

"Yah," was his simple reply.

I looked over at the nurse, "privately." She jerked a bit, and then excused herself. Kusanagi walked the rest of the way in, and sat down in a chair. I walked over and sat on my bed facing him. I felt really nervous, thinking: he probably hates me now.

"Why didn't you tell me?" His question went right to the point.

"I… because I thought you wouldn't accept her. I mean she was… She was part Aragami." I sighed, there was no way I could lie myself out of this one. "I thought… you'd see her as a threat…"

"You thought I would kill my own daughter!" He yelled at me. I cringed a little at the coldness of his voice, but he regained his composure. "Sorry, I didn't mean to snap at you."

"It's okay, you have every right to be angry." I thought of Kaede, she had known. She was different. She thought the same way I did, and yet she did not fear her father. She had challenged him. Just thinking about Kaede brought tears to my eyes, I tried to choke them back down, but I was unable.

The tears fell, and I couldn't control them. "What are we going to do?" I suddenly felt Kusanagi pull me into a warm embrace. He stroked my hair, and quietly shushed me as I cried into his chest. I felt so very helpless for the first time in my life. What was going to happen to my dear sweet Kaede?

(A/N: yet another short chapter, but your lucky you even got that out of me. I feel so brain dead trying to write this story. Please Review and tell me what you think!)