Notes: Hope you liked the previous chapter, here is the next one. I would cram both of the chapters together, but the size just wouldn't match… I'm a neat freak like that. I have a mini question. What does 'Au' mean? Does it mean point of view? Oh well. My Name is Yet to be Found, thank you for your help. I would have used that if I didn't write the chapter before your review. And I was unable to find the lyrics, unfortunately. Waa But thanks so much! Maybe I'll use it in another fan fic… But since I did use lyrics of some sort, please read them and try to guess who they belong to. The disclaimer/answer is at the bottom. Beware, there are some cheesy parts. By the way, I must also ask, what is 'fluff' and 'waff'?
The Renkotsu thing is clearly fictional. I really don't like Renkotsu, he killed Jakotsu in the series, and so I'm making him look bad. In reality –the series- Renkotsu has no relationship with Kagura at all.
I was getting irritated. 'These damn five minutes are taking longer than they should be…' I thought, and I decided to look upon myself in a mirror. "I'm going to the rest room." I told the others, and I started heading there. Inside, I looked in the mirror. "I'm so horribly shamed…" I mumbled to myself.
"You are not." A girl said, coming out of a stall. It was Kikyo. She was wearing a sexy long black dress, and a black masque, but I knew she was Kikyo from her cold voice.
"Hey…" I said, nervous around my long past friend. We had been somewhat best friends for a little while, but she grew cruel and I grew arrogant. We strayed apart.
"You look nice. Who are you with?" She said, also facing the mirror, to wash her hands and apply make up.
"Some friends. What's it to you?" I said rudely as I looked at her in the mirror.
"You have friends?" She asked coldly, ignoring my rude-ness. She applied some dark eyeliner.
"Maybe…" I replied. We had both been loners, so we both had never had any "real" friends. I looked at the rest room clock on the wall. "One more minute…" I said.
"See you later…maybe." Kikyo said, still busy in the mirror.
"…" I left the rest room. None of the others were there, and I realized that the ball officially started. I rushed into the ballroom.
"Welcome to Shikon City's Annual Ball. This night will be hosted by moi, Bankotsu Shichinin and my lovely Jakotsu Shichinin. Please enjoy the drinks and snacks and remember to keep your masques on at all times." Bankotsu, a short man wearing a tuxedo and a dark masque announced at the stage. His voice could be heard around the ballroom.
"And please inform security if there are any conflicts between any people. Enjoy this following waltz, the traditional waltz of Shikon City!" A taller but more feminine man announced. He was wearing a sunset pink dress t. Then the short man took Jakotsu's arms, and they both stepped of onto the dance floor, waltzing.
'The traditional Shikon waltz? But isn't that…' I thought in panic, as I realized everyone was dancing, switching hands of their partners and dancing with another. A man grabbed my hand and twirled me around, and I stepped on his foot. 'Thank these masques…' I thought, and I copied the moves of a woman nearby and changed my partner when everyone else had. Stepping on a few more feet, a man I was currently dancing with yelped in pain as I did so. I remembered the voice. 'It's Renkotsu!' I thought in panic, and hoped that he would not notice who I was. But as I traded partners, Renkotsu winked at me, and I couldn't help but give him a dirty look. When the dance was over, I found myself at the other side of the ballroom, and I skimmed around me to spot glistening long white hair. 'There he is!' I spotted him across the room, and twisted in jealously as I saw him holding Rin in his arms.
"Kagura." A sharp voice said. I flipped to the sound. It was Renkotsu, the man I had danced with, and the man I was hoping to avoid. He never left me alone. Always harassing me, always trying to get his way with me. I stabbed him in the heart once before, but the shard keeping him alive in his neck healed him completely.
"Renkotsu, what the hell do you want?" I said, backing away from him, into the wall behind me. Bad idea. Renkotsu pushed me against the wall, his face next to mine. I tried to scream, but Renkotsu just covered my mouth.
"Stab me again, and I'll have Naraku put you to rest." He said as he smiled.
"I'm no necrophilliac, and this time I'll aim for your neck!" I snapped, and struggled, pushing him away from me.
"But I am. And when you are dead, I can do whatever I want with you." He said as he sneered. He clamped his hands around my neck, strangling me, and I could feel his breath on my neck.
"Get the hell away from me!" I shouted out faintly, but with the ballroom music, noise, and chatter, I knew no one could hear me. I could no longer breathe, and I fell to my knees, my eyes blacking out. I felt Renkotsu loosen his grip on my neck, and he dragged me behind a curtain.
Since I could breathe again, I cried out, and slit Renkotsu's neck with my fan. However, it did not reach deep enough for the shard, and he slapped my face and punched my lower abdomen. "You whore!" He yelled, and I fell to the ground.
Suddenly, the curtain swished open, and an arm reached out and grabbed Renkotsu's neck, the claws digging deep into his neck. The shard was pulled out, and Renkotsu fell to the ground, decomposing quickly. The curtain closed, once again, and I blacked out, unable to get up, too weakened to get up.
"Aww, the night is almost over." I heard a voice say over the announcements, and I opened my eyes, finding myself in a dark area. Looking around myself, I spotted a carcass of Renkotsu, and I twitched. 'What happened…?' I thought, and I realized the voice I heard was Jakotsu. I pulled myself up and opened the curtain, closing it back up to make sure the carcass was out of sight.
"Can anybody find me somebody to love?
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry…"
"And we will be finishing this night with this very last dance. A slow dance. We will be locking all the doors, so no one will be able to leave or enter the ballroom until 11:00 pm. Afterwards you will all be released and allowed to return to your homes." Bankotsu announced and the previous song finished.
'Oh my god… Have I been unconscious for that long?' I thought, and saddened at the thought that I would no longer be able to dance with Sesshoumaru. 'Wait…why have I wanted that? Ah well, he's probably with Rin anyway…' I thought, and I saddened at the thought that it was no longer possible, so I headed to the door.
"I'm sorry miss, no one is allowed in or out until the finale dance is over at 11:00 pm." A security guard informed, and I looked out the door. Rin was out there! I realized hat there still might be a chance, and I walked back to the curtain I once stood, looking for Sesshoumaru, or at least his long white glistening hair. 'I give up…' I thought as the song began to play, and I leaned against the wall, looking toward the floor, wiping away small tears.
"Open up your mind and let me step inside
Rest your weary head and let your heart decide…"
Suddenly two feet surrounded in luscious white hair stood before me, and I looked back up, seeing a man in a gorgeous white tuxedo and a white masque, covering the top half of his face. He grabbed my hand, and I put my arms around his neck, resting my head on his shoulder as his hands were on my waist.
"It's so easy when you know the rules
It's so easy all you have to do
Is fall in love…"
We continued to dance. It was like the moon shining on paradise. 'Is this real…?' I thought, closing my eyes and smelling the sweet cologne he wore, feeling his warmth.
"My game of love has just begun
Love runs from my head down to my toes
My love is pumping through my veins (play the game)
Driving me insane
Come come come come play the game play the game play
The game play the game…"
I knew it was almost over. 'I wish this would last forever…' I whispered into his ear, and I snuggled into his chest, holding him tightly.
"This is your life - don't play hard to get
It's a free free world all you have to do is fall in love
Play the game - everybody play the game…of love…"
The song was over. We stopped, and I looked up into his beautiful auburn colored eyes. Without any thought, Sesshoumaru drew his face to mine, and his lips touched mine. It was a passionate kiss, and I closed my eyes, feeling sweet euphoria, rushing through my whole body like sweet ecstasy.
Suddenly someone pulled me back away from Sesshoumaru.
Disclaimer: The first lyrics was Somebody To Love lyrics and the main lyrics when they were dancing was Play The Gamesang by the grand genius of rock music Freddy Mercury from the band Queen. I really don't know how the tunes went, but just pretend they are slow. Very very slow. Too much Queen you say? There can never be too much Queen. I even have an ending theme for Kagura that will be in the last chapter when I write it.
Notes: Ok, a long chapter, yesh. Spoiler! By the way, how angry would you be if Kagura died in this fic? Because I was planning to do so, to follow the story line of WestSide Story, if anyone has ever watched that. You all really should if you haven't. Please let me know by clicking that lil button down there that says 'Go' Maybe I'll have two endings and give you a choice of which one.