Chapter One

Back To Before

Kagome sighed lightly as she rested her forehead on her desk back in her room in present Japan. I can't believe I kissed him…and he kissed me back…but what does it mean? The ebony haired priestess thought silently. She sighed again as she lifted her head slightly, just high enough that she could see over her arms that were resting in front of her on the flat surface.

"Kagome? Dinner is ready, if you'll come eat." Mrs. Higurashi called to her daughter. The teen groaned under her breath as she got to her feet, dragging her feet down the stairs and into the kitchen.

"Where have you been?" A rude voice growled.

"Inu-Yasha!" The priestess shouted as her eyes fell on the hanyou sitting at the kitchen table. "What are you doing here?" She finally snapped back.

"I came to get you. You've been gone for a week!"

"Five days, Inu-Yasha, five whole days!"

"Now, now, children," Mrs. Higurashi said as she set two plates of food on the table. "Let's not argue right now. Kagome, sit down and eat before your food gets cold; you too, Inu-Yasha." The Mother said with a smile. The hanyou didn't need to be told twice.

Kagome sighed again as she sat down at the table across from Inu-Yasha. She had to stare at the boy; he sure had a way of shoveling more food into his mouth at one time than anyone else she knew, even Sota. The hanyou stopped for a second, turning his golden orbs up to the priestess. "Why can't you cook like this, Kagome?" He asked through his moth filled with food.

Kagome's eye twitched as she gripped the edge of the table tightly. "Inu-Yasha…" She growled. The hanyou swallowed, a look of fear and realization coming into his eyes.

"Kagome, no, don't!"

"I'm not going to. You'd break the floor." The girl snickered at the look on the hanyou's face as she began to eat her food.

Inu-Yasha growled at being tricked. "Wench…" He muttered under his breath as he finished off his meal.

((Break))

"Are you ready to go NOW!" Inu-Yasha yelled at the girl through her window.

"I'm coming, Inu-Yasha! Geeze, take a chill pill…" Kagome muttered back.

"A what! What the hell are you muttering about?" The hanyou growled.

"Never mind, Inu-Yasha!" The priestess yelled as she slammed her drawer shut. "Alright, I'm done!" Kagome growled, her tone matching Inu-Yasha's. The hanyou blinked once as the girl exited her room, slamming the door behind her.

Kagome sighed slowly as she went back into the kitchen. "I'm leaving now, Mom. I'll see you in a few days, ok?" The teen asked, smiling slightly as Mrs. Higurashi met her at the door.

"Alright, sweetie. Have fun, and don't get into any trouble." The woman said with a smile.

"I'll try." Kagome promised honestly.

"Kagome…" Inu-Yasha's voice growled through the door. The priestess sighed as she picked up her bag to leave the house.

"Don't let him get you down, dear." Mrs. Higurashi said with another smile.

"Hu?" Kagome questioned as she turned back to her Mother.

"Don't let Inu-Yasha's words get you down, Kagome, that's all." The woman repeated.

"I know, Mom, thanks." The priestess gave her Mother a genuine smile as she hugged her. "I'll see you soon!" Kagome said as she left the house.

"What is your problem today? You are moving like a snail." Inu-Yasha greeted her.

"Gee, thanks." Kagome muttered sarcastically.

"Let's just go." The hanyou said, taking the large yellow bag off of Kagome's shoulder.

"No complaints here." The girl muttered as both she and the hanyou jumped down the Bone Eater's Well.

((Feudal Era))

A sad looking Kitsune hug over the side of a well in the past. He sighed as he slid off of the edge, onto the soft grass around the outside. "Kagome… what's taking you so long? I hope Inu-Yasha didn't do anything stupid again…" Shippo muttered.

"What was that, gaki?" The hanyou growled as he jumped out of the well.

"Kagome!" The kit shouted as Inu-Yasha set the priestess down on her feet. Shippo ran at the girl, only to find himself off of the ground, being held by his fluffy little tail. "Hey! Inu-Yasha!" The child struggled to get away.

"Do you think you can talk shit and get away with it, Shippo?" The hanyou growled.

"Inu-Yasha! Leave Shippo alone!" Kagome put in, coming to the child's rescue. The hanyou growled as the girl took the kit from his hands. "What's your problem? He's just a child, after all."

"Yeah, I'm just a child!" Shippo repeated, sticking his tongue out at the male.

"Feh," Inu-Yasha muttered as he walked past the two others. Kagome blinked, watching the hanyou silently.

"Kagome?" Shippo asked, touching her cheek lightly with his claws.

"Come on, Shippo." The priestess said robotically, following the silver and red ahead of her. I'm so confused…Inu-Yasha seems even ruder than usual… I guess he doesn't think anything of his kiss. Kagome's eyes fell to the ground just in front of her feet as even her mind fell silent.

Kagome…Why do you have to get to me so much? I can still feel your lips on my own… But you don't seem to even remember that time in Kaguya's castle only days ago… Inu-Yasha sighed silently as his blood heated up again at the thought of that night. I don't know why you kissed me… maybe it was because you were afraid? But why didn't you run away…? The hanyou's thoughts stopped as he pushed his way into Kaede's hut.

"Inu-Yasha, is Lady Kagome back yet?" Miroku greeted him.

"Yeah." Was all the hanyou snapped before going into a corner and sitting down cross legged, Tetsusaiga resting over his shoulder.

"What's his problem?" Sango muttered to Kagome as the priestess entered the hut with Shippo. The younger girl shook her head.

"I don't know." Was all she replied before walking to her bag at Inu-Yasha's side. "Here, Shippo, I got this new kind of cookies I think you will like." The priestess said with a smile as she handed a foil bag to the kit on her shoulder.

"New?" The child asked as he examined the bag. "What does it taste like?"

"Open it and find out." Kagome replied with a smile. Shippo did as told, opening the bag and reaching in.

"Wow! It's got spots of color!" He shouted as he pulled a ring of white frosted cookie out.

"Those are called sprinkles. You should like the cookie inside too." Kagome said with another smile. The kit grinned as he shoved the crunchy bit of sugar into his mouth. He only nodded his head quickly as he liked the taste, keeping his mouth filled with more. Kagome laughed before going back into her bag. "Here, Sango, I got you some new shampoo and conditioner, I noticed you were almost out."

"Thank you, Kagome." The demon slayer said respectively as she took the bottles of product, smelling this time of honeysuckle, from the priestess. "I never knew that my hair could look like this with simple herbs." The older girl added with a smile. Kagome smiled back.

"Glad I could be of help." The priestess went back into her bag. "And for you, Miroku," she said, handing the monk a bottle of iced tea. "I got you the raspberry one this time. You liked that one better, right?"

"Yes, thank you Lady Kagome." Miroku said, bowing slightly before taking the large plastic container.

"Here, Inu-Yasha." Was all Kagome said as she handed the hanyou a bag of barbecue potato chips and a can of pop.

"Hey! I didn't ask for the bubbly, sweet water!" Inu-Yasha said in surprise as he took the can and bag from the priestess. He fell silent at the look on her face. "Thanks…" He whispered. The air between the teen and hanyou kept everyone else silent.

"I'm going to go get us some more fire wood!" Miroku suddenly said, leaving the hut.

"I'm going to make sure he stays out of trouble!" Sango said, rushing after him, Kirara at her heels.

"I need to find Kaede!" Shippo also excused himself, leaving the two alone in the hut.

"I'm sorry I took so long to come back, Inu-Yasha." Kagome started, her eyes locked inside of her bag.

"Feh, I knew you wouldn't come back without me dragging you." The hanyou replied.

"And why is that!" The priestess' head snapped up to look into golden orbs.

"Because you've been avoiding me!"

"Avoiding you! What are you talking about!"

"Ever since we got back from Kaguya's castle you've been closed off! Then you left for your time as soon as we got back here!"

"What does that have to do with anything!"

"Why are you so mad!"

"I'm not mad!"

"Yes you are!"

"No I'm not!"

"Yes you are!"

"Leave me alone!"

"No chance! What in the hells is your problem!"

"You're the one with a problem!"

"And what would that be!"

"AH, you're such a pain!"

"Just tell me!"

"There's nothing to tell!"

Inu-Yasha grabbed Kagome's shoulders and pulled her to him. Her eyes widened as his lips touched hers.

((A.N.))

Well, there's the first chapter. What will Kagome do? Will she kiss him back::snicker: I guess you'll just have to wait for an update to find out. Until then,

Myst