-1A/N: Well, I thought the last chapter went well enough. Thanks for the reviews, guys. With band and school being more hectic than ever, this story is coming up very slowly for me. I feel a writer's block is coming my way. Well, anyway, enjoy the story! Oh, just to tell you I'm not going to follow the episodes exactly, I'm kind of skipping around.

Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha. However, I can't wait for the 4th movie to come to the US! (Edit 3/20/08: Yuck! That movie was horrible.)

On with the story!

Chapter 9


"Tell me Inuyasha. What's the real reason you won't go after her." Sango asked again as she cupped his face, so they were staring at each other. He wasn't going to lie to her this time.

After what seemed to be an eternity of silence, he finally spoke. It wasn't what she expected to hear, and frankly, she was a little disappointed.

"What about Rin?" She asked, trying to hide the disappointment she was feeling.

"I don't want her to be alone again."

Sango smiled. He truly has changed. "Inuyasha." She said as she laid her head on his chest to hear his heart beat, to confirm that this was her Inuyasha. Not some dream. "Why would you say that? Miroku and Shippo are there." I'm here too.

"I just don't want her to think I've abandoned her. I don't want her to have a lonely childhood as I've had."

Sango looked at him with sad eyes. "You don't have to worry about that Inuyasha. I'll look after her if you're worried."

Inuyasha just sat there and thought about Sango's statement. Well, her and Rin are close enough already, and I did say we were family. I guess it's okay if I get Kagome real quick and come back. "I guess that's okay." He said after a while.

"Good. Now go get Kagome, while I take care of your 'daughter'" She joked as she got up and jumped to the ground.


"I'm only joking, Inuyasha." She laughed. "Now go get her. I'll look after Rin." And she left for the hut.

After Sango was out of earshot. Inuyasha finally said. "Maybe she is." And he took off to the well to get Kagome.

Back at the hut

"How did it go?" Miroku asked as soon as Sango go to the hut. Miroku was sitting on the ground with his right arm resting on his knee, his left hand holding his staff.

"I guess it went alright." She answered, stopping to look at Miroku. She must've been in a daze because she hadn't noticed he was there until he spoke. That could spell trouble if this happened again in the future. "I finally convinced him to go after Kagome."

"That's good." The monk said as he stood up and dusted himself off. "Let's go for a walk Lady Sango." He said. He then started walking in the direction opposite of the well.

"Why?" Sango was confused. It was late, she was tired, and most of all she needed to check on Rin.

"Well, Shippo and Rin are asleep and I don't want to wake them up." He answered. "And I need to talk to you about something important."

"Alright. I guess its okay." She said as she walked towards him. "But I want to be back soon because I want to check on Rin."

"For Inuyasha?" He asked.

"Yeah." Sango answered.

He started moving again and said. "Don't worry. It won't take long."

Sango then followed the monk. If this is about bearing his children, I'm going to toss him across the village.

Kagome's time

"Come back Inuyasha!" Kagome yelled. She was running after Inuyasha, but he wasn't coming any closer. He was just walking, holding hands with Sango and Rin was sitting up on his shoulders. They were talking and laughing like she wasn't even there.

"Wait!" she yelled as she slowed to a walk. "Why won't you stop?" she said as she stopped walking.

"Why did you stop?" asked in what seemed to be a bored tone.

"Wha-?" she said looking around for the source of the voice, but she didn't see anything, just a dark void. The image of Inuyasha, Sango, and Rin walking away still looms in front of her, but it's not moving away or moving closer. It just stays there, mocking her.

"Why did you stop? He's right in front of you."

"It's because no matter how fast I run, he doesn't get any closer."

"Maybe it's for the best. You always slow the group down anyways. Maybe it's best for you to go back home and leave the lovers alone." The scene then changed. Instead of darkness it was her home.

"Why am I home? Where's Inuyasha?" The image of Inuyasha and the others was gone. Instead they were replaced be her family. "Where'd you guys come from?" she questioned. She was confused. First she was chasing Inuyasha, then she was talking with a disembodied voice, and now she was back home with her family. Something didn't feel right.

"We've always been here." Her mom answered. "And we'll always will. So maybe it's time for you to just stay here and never go back to the feudal era."

"Yeah!" her grandpa said. "and you need to stay away from that dangerous dog demon!" and he started whipping out sutras and throwing them around.

"He's not dangerous!" Kagome reasoned.

"Yes he is." Sota answered. He turned full demon and just tore that one demon apart. He showed no mercy to him. What would happen if he turned on you?"

He was talking of course about Goshinko, Naraku's incarnation. How did Sota know about that? "That's because his sword broke!" Kagome reasoned. "It's fixed now. He has his demon side controlled!"

Kagome's mom looked at her in pity. "Swords can be broken Kagome. His sword will break again and then he won't have control and kill you. Maybe it's time you gave up on him and just stay home."

"But I-"

"What's wrong sister?" Sota sneered. "You don't love Inuyasha, do you?"

"Bah!" Grandpa yelled. "She's too young to understand love. Kids these days and their hero worships." Shaking his head, he put his hand on Sota's shoulder to stop him from dancing and singing "Kagome loves dog boy!" Sota stopped and looked at Kagome with a mocking look on his face and said the words Kagome has dreaded for a while now.

"It's not like he's going to love you anyways."

"Yeah." Grandpa interjected. "He has that older and more mature girl Sango, to look after him. She would probably be a better lover anyways.

Kagome was in tears now. How could her family do this?

"You're all wrong" she yelled as she went into the house towards her room. Why would my family do this?

She moved to open her door. However, as soon as she opened her door, the scene changed again. This time it was in the feudal era. It was a beautiful grassy field.

"Wow." Kagome said Awe inspired. She turned around to see where she was and saw nothing but wasteland. She turned around again to the find the grassy field turned to nothing but a desolate wasteland. It wasn't bare though. It had three gravestones and a giant tree.

"What's going on?" She asked herself out loud.

She went to each of the gravestones and was terrified of what she saw. It was the gravestones of her friends Miroku, Shippo, and Kaede.

"They're dead." It was that mysterious voice again.


"It was because of you."

"Wha-what do you mean, because of me?"

"They died protecting you." A familiar voice, other than the mysterious one, said. It was familiar, but she couldn't place the voice. The Voice was sad, dark, and angry. Very angry.

She turned to the source of the voice and faced the giant tree. She saw Inuyasha sitting in front of it.

"Inuyasha!" she yelled as she ran to him As soon as she got near him, she stopped as she saw something truly terrifying. She saw two gravestones and Inuyasha was facing them. The gravestones read 'Sango' and 'Rin'.

"What happened?" she asked, afraid of the answer.

"We beat Naraku." Inuyasha answered. No emotion in his voice.

"Then why is everyone dead?" Kagome asked, confused because of the gravestone. If they beat Naraku, shouldn't they be alive and celebrating?

"Isn't it obvious?" he asked. He wasn't even facing her and she could tell that he was beyond angry.

Kagome didn't answer.

"They died protecting you!" he yelled.

There was a pause, and then Kagome finally said. "I…I don't understand."

Another moment of silence soon followed.

"I-" Kagome started.

"You know. Sango was the last one to go." Inuyasha all of a sudden said. "Me, Sango, and you made a final attack and it hit him dead on. It seemed to destroy him because after you purified the jewel, he turned to ashes."

"Then why-"

Inuyasha cut her off. "But, I guess some of Naraku survived because it attacked you, but I guess Sango thought your life was more important and pushed you out of the way, and she ended up being the one that died instead of you."

Kagome was crying. "I'm so sorry Inuyasha! I didn't mean for them to die!"

"What made it worse though was telling Rin that her mom died.

Mom? Kagome thought.

She cried and ran away, but I brought her back even though she was kicking and screaming 'I want mommy!'"

"Then why did she die?"

Inuyasha continued to ignore her. "Then a couple of weeks later she got sick and nothing seemed to work to make her better."

Why is he ignoring me?

"Then all of a sudden she died. I think it's because Sango died and she didn't want to be without her any longer."

"Inuyasha." Kagome cried. She wanted to comfort him, but he just seemed so threatening right now.

"Do you know what it does to a guy when he finds out her own daughter would rather be with her dead mother then her alive father?"

Kagome didn't answer.

"It makes me want to die." He then stood up and started shaking. He wasn't just shaking though. He was laughing too. His laughter got louder and louder until he just sounded insane.

"What's wrong Inuyasha?" She yelled. She was really scared, she never seen him like this before.

He then stopped laughing, but he was still shaking

"And I'm going to join my family soon. Right after I do something that'll ease my mind."

"What's that?" She asked fearfully. She then noticed his breathing was ragged and his nails were longer.

"Inuyasha, please don't" she pleaded.

Inuyasha then faced her with his red eyes and a mad look in his face.

"I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" and he charged at her and all she could do was stand there and scream.

After Inuyasha was through with her, she lay there bleeding, barely holding on. As she waited for the darkness to consume her, she noticed something was watching her.

Being unable to move to see who was watching her, she called out. "Who's there?" It came out weaker then what she wanted. As she waited for an answer she may not get, she started to close her eyes. As soon as she closed her eyes she heard footsteps. They never got louder or quieter; They were always the same volume. After a while she got really annoyed not knowing who it was and why she didn't die any quicker. She was in so much pain, mentally and physically. After what Inuyasha did to her, she didn't know if she could take any more of this torture.

As soon as she was going to open her eyes, the footsteps stopped, and she felt her head being grabbed. In the shock of it, her eyes shot open.

"Stay home little girl." she couldn't even scream before the man snapped her neck.

The last image in her mind before she met her end was the image of the effeminate man grinning maliciously.

A/N: Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm gone all this time and I come back and give you a cliffy. This will be the last chapter for a while. I'm putting the story on Hiatus until I have an idea where this is going. This chapter went by ear, and that's a sign for me that I need to stop and regroup my thoughts.

Edit (3/20/08): yeah, yeah. Haven't updated in two years and all it is, is an edit for the final chapter. I didn't think it was clear enough for what I'm going to write for the next chapter. I have ideas, but I'm still not sure If I should continue. Well, if I don't continue, I believe this is a good ending; It's just not a complete one. I will finish this one day, It's just slow and I'm no longer interested in Inuyasha since the mount Hakurai(?) arc.