Kagome looks at the last picture of her mother before she died. She's dressed in a white button down flannel dress with a white bandana on her raven colored hair. Kagome's father, Onigumo, took the picture. He said she looked like an angel. That day they were on a picnic since it was the summer and it was hot outside. Kagome, who was eight at the time, and her little brother, Sota, who was three, played on the grass in front of their parents.

Looking at the sun set, Kagome sighed as she remembered happier days. Now, her days are filled with pain and she was only 15! She gently touched the bruise above her left cheek that she had received earlier today.

Flashback
Kagome was walking down the street of her house by herself. Then one of her friends came up to her and started walking with her. She was desperately trying to get rid of him. He lived about two blocks away from her house. Her father didn't like it when she was hanging around guys. He would try to hurt them. She didn't want Inuyasha getting hurt because of her.

She didn't know why her father was so protective of her. She guessed it had something to do with her mother. Ever since she was 13, her father has been telling her to stay away from her guy friends and that they were nothing but trouble. She couldn't see any danger around Inuyasha. He was always so nice to her, even when he didn't have to be.

But now he's here and she needed him to leave her alone, for both their sakes.

"Kagome, why do you keep avoiding me?" Inuyasha asked.

"Because I have a lot of homework to do." She lied.

"We used to do homework together so we can help each other," he reminded her.

"But we can't today." She said truthfully.

"Why not?" He nagged.

"Because my dad wants to have an alone day. He doesn't want my friends over bugging him." She lied again.

"What's going on with you?" he asked; his voice full of worry.

"Kagome!" her father called from the porch before she could answer. "What have I told you! Get your ass in this house!" he yelled and went back in the house.

"I'm sorry, Inuyasha," she said as she left him and followed her father in the house.

'What's going on in that house?' Inuyasha thought to himself as he walked away.

"What the hell have I told you about those boys!" he practically screamed as she closed the door behind her.

"I was just-" she started to say but was cut off by one of her father's slaps.

"I didn't ask you to talk! Why do you keep disobeying me? I tell you these things because I'm trying to protect you." He said as he punched Kagome in her face.

When she fell to the floor, he kicked her in the stomach and walked away. When she was sure he wasn't coming back, she slowly picked herself off the floor and went up to her room.
End Flashback

Kagome cried softly as she remembered every detail. Her father wasn't always abusive. He used to be loving and caring. Now, all he seems to want to do is yell and hit her. Kagome guessed that her mother and brother's deaths still affect him.