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"..." Speaking

'...' Thinking

Running From A Killer

By: Youkai Koinu

Chapter 1 Introduction

Inuyasha was on his way to the store to pick up a few things, when he decided to take a shortcut through an alley. His parents had always told him to stay out of alleys, but he wasn't one to follow the rules. He glanced down at the list his mother had given him.

(List)

Ramen

Milk

Pop

Eggs

Chicken

Then he heard it, the sound of someone crying and the smell of tears. He raced down the alley toward the sound. 'Why am I playing hero?' Inuyasha thought. 'Oh well.' He told himself.

That's when he saw her. She had long midnight black hair that was knotted, and wore long baggy clothes that looked, and smelt, like they had been soaked in trash, and she was skinny...too skinny. She hadn't even noticed he was there yet.

"Hello?" Inuyasha called. She looked up. Her face was caked with dirt, with little streaks of clean spots, where her tears had fallen.

"Who...who are you? You're working for him aren't you?" She asked.

"Working for who?" He questioned.

"Naraku." She said flatly.

"Who's he?"

"Obviously not." She said still using her monotonous voice.

"So," Inu started, "Why are you sitting in a dark alley crying? Where are your parents? Are you one of those kids that are fed up with their lives and run away?

"No, I am not a runaway. I'm an orphan."

"What?!? Why aren't you in an orphanage?" He asked, confused.

"H...h...he'll find me!" She exclaimed.

"Who'll find you?" Inuyasha asked, now thoroughly confused.

"Naraku, the one who...who...who killed my parents," she said.

"Oh," Inuyasha said, racking his brain for ideas on what to do with her. Then the light bulb in his head came on. "What's your name?" He asked.

"Kagome, Kagome Higurashi." She answered truthfully. 'Why do I feel like I can trust him, I don't even know his name.' Kagome thought.

As if reading her thoughts the boy spoke. "My name's Inuyasha Takahashi."

"Oh you're the son of that multi-billionaire." Kagome mused.

"Yup, that's me. I have an idea, why don't you come live with me?" Inuyasha asked.

"You sure?" She asked.

"Yeah. I was just on my way to the store." He told her.

"Okay." She answered.

"Alright now let's go get this shopping done." Inu stated.

AN: So What do you think?!? I would've made this chappie longer but I've got three other stories I want to start tonight too. So, PLEASE LEAVE ME A REVIEW!!!!!!

Youkai Koinu