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Chapter Twenty-Four

"Well, there's nothing we can do. Let's just keep going. Maybe Naraku knows something about this but we won't know until we find him," Inuyasha suggested impatiently. The group all sat, or stood, in the middle of the forest where they had woken up earlier that morning. Inuyasha fidgeted. He hated staying in one place for too long.

"C'mon guys, Inuyasha is right, don't worry about it I'll be fine," Akane assured them and pointed a twig to the east.

"It's not just that Akane," Kagome said, "the new moon is tonight so we really shouldn't go after Naraku right now anyway."

"What's so significant about the new moon?" Akane asked.

"Oh, well, theirs is a point when every half-demon, like Inuyasha here…" Kagome tugged on one of Inuyasha's fuzzy dog-ears, "…turn human."

"So Inuyasha turns into a human during the new moon?"

"Yep," Kagome nodded. Inuyasha batted her hand away from his ear and plopped down on the ground, a scowl plastered on his face. Kagome shrugged.

Somewhere off to the side, Miroku was turned away from the group with Shippou sitting beside him. "Shippou, this is the perfect opportunity to put my plan into action, well, except for the whole Akane being a snowman thing, that screws it up a little," he whispered to his fox demon comrade, "But still, it's just matter of time."

"Miroku, you know it'll never work right? And I refuse to take part in it. Just hearing your perverted schemes are bad enough."

Miroku hung his head, but only briefly because in a matter of seconds an ingenious idea popped into his head. "You don't have to worry Shippou, I have it all figured out." And with that he broke out into maniacal laughter.

Shippou backed away slowly.

Yes, an especially short chapter, but I thought I owed you guys something.

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