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This note was added after this chapter was posted the first time:

Kogainuyashashesshylover asked a very good question in a review of this chapter: "wat happened to all the energy of the story."

The fact is, I lost it. I should have ended it sooner, so it could have had a better ending, but I lost the energy of the story very suddenly, and out of no where this story became a burden, because I had told the story I wanted to tell, but couldn't think of an ending. I don't like this chapter. Maybe someday I'll revise it. But for now I'm setting down this story to work on ones I'm currently enjoying, instead of forcing myself to puke up chapters that aren't fun, just because I used to enjoy it. I wrote this chapter for readers like myself who can't stand to read a story and enjoy it, and then out of nowhere the author just abandons it mid story. This was about where I wanted to end it, but the ending came out really crappy. As I've said, I lost this story, and forced out an ending, and I think that forced quality shows. Sorry about this.

Author's note: Sorry about the long period of inactivity. I've actually been writing a fair amount, but my muses didn't seem interested in this story. I've written a couple one shots, including one about Jaken that I stayed up til around 1 am typing up. I like it though. It is admittedly a little out of character, but oh well.

I don't know what his upper garment is called. I'm using the word shirt.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who reviews! Including InuJoey(thanks so much, I love creative reviews!), Em-uh-li (Thanks for you're enthusiasm!) Eight-and-a-halph-tails (love the use of "ph"), kogainuyashashesshylover (love your energy), DragonLady626 (yeah, know the feeling, I had waaaayy too much chocolate yesterday and I pity my poor friend who dealt with my randomness), and TigerRoyalty (yes, I get that way too. No worries, I'm just glad you review!). OH! I missed one, (sigh) I've been slack on updating… I've got reviews for a few different stories on my email, and I missed this one. So sorry. Thank you very much for reviewing Pax nC

Well, on with the story.

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Previously…

Sesshoumaru told a story from his childhood.

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Ch. 10- Escape Through The Rain

The cave had been immersed in a seemingly reverant silence following the end of Sesshoumaru's shockingly compassionate story. This silence lasted an entire 2 seconds, before everyone turned awkwardly to other activities.

The day passed in a state of relative chaos, but Sesshoumaru tried to make the best of it. Or rather, he tried to ignore it. He forced his thoughts elsewhere and vehemently refused to be dragged into conversation.

He did not get involved when Rin started chasing Shippo, or when Inuyasha joined the chase, or when Miroku touched Sango, or when Sango attacked Miroku, or when Kagome shouted "Sit or went into another panicked rant about an upcoming "exam" whatever the hell that was, or when Ah Un tried to eat Jaken's hat. It was not until Jaken tried to fry Inuyasha with the staff of two heads that he showed any sign of awareness at all.

"Jaken. Stop that at once."

"Yes Milord!" And that was the end of it. And then the rest of the "festivities" continued. Sango and Miroku went back and forth between him touching her, and her attacking him, Kagome went in circles with sitting Inuyasha and panicking, Inuyasha went from fight to fight to fight, and lost them all, Shippo and Rin took turns trying to amuse each other and themselves, and all in all, there was no sign of peace ever coming.

"MIROKU YOU LECHAR!" Shrieked Sango, before kicking (literally) him out of the cave. Miroku walked back calmly, scratching the back of his slightly damp head. When he entered the cave, he promply apologized to Sango for the "misunderstanding", at which she scoffed but said nothing. And Sesshoumaru noticed something.

That human… he is merely damp… he is not even dripping on the floor of the cave… The rain has calmed a little…

And with that, Sesshoumaru sprung to his feet. He took off his armor, then his shirt. He then put his armor back on over his undershirt and walked over to Rin. He wrapped his shirt around her so that the collar was over her head, and picked her up.

"Jaken! Ah Un! We leave!"

Jaken and Ah Un rushed to follow their master outside. It was still raining, but not too heavily. He would be soaked by the time they reached the nearest cave, but the winds were gentle, and they would get to shelter quickly enough that Rin would not catch cold. He mounted the two headed dragon, with Rin sitting in front of him, still bundled up in his shirt. Jaken scambled on behind them.

Everyone in the cave had scrambled over to the entrance to see what they were doing. They had dozens of questions, and Sesshoumaru ignored them all.

I'm going to be soaked after this, but anything to get away from these lunatics.

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Ok, probably the worst chapter, but I had to end it somewhere. This is, for the record, the end of this series. I will continue writing Inuyasha fanfics if anyone is interested in reading them, and I am going to keep updating my other stories (with the obvious exception of the one shots). I anticipate more Sesshoumaru and Rin. I adore them both, as well as Jaken, and they've made it into all but 2 of my stories, and those 2 were not Inuyasha stories, so it would be very odd if they made it in those. Thanks so much for all you're support!