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Note: Thank you to AnimeLyrics for the translation of Watashi tachi ni Naritakute


Moonlit Tears

"But Inuyasha, I haven't gone back in months! I want to go back, I miss my…"
"Who cares what you want, wench?" Inuyasha growled.

Kagome flinched.

"Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! SIT!SIT! I'm going for a walk. Don't even think of coming after me!" she yelled and added another "Sit!" for good measure.

Stomping off, she broke into a run not looking where she was heading. Ahead the moon reflected serenely on the lake's surface. Seeing the glimmer of the moon's reflection, she followed it, and upon seeing she had reached a lake she decided to wash. She dropped her clothes and entered the lake wishing that she could wipe away his words, as she was doing with the dust. Since her heart showed no signs of slowing its maddening rhythm Kagome decided to sing, hoping it would take her mind off things.

Anata to deatte kara

Mune no oku de hikatteru

Itoshisa ga setsunakute

Shizuka ni hitomi wo tojita

Ever since I first met you

I've been shining in my heart

My love causes so much sorrow

I broke off my glance so quietly

Finally managing to stand, despite the back pains, Inuyasha sniffed the air searching for a trace of Kagome. "There…" His dog-instincts had not failed him yet.

He had to find her. And apologise. He knew what he said was cruel, even by his standards.

"Although, she didn't look like she was going to cry…" He hated to see Kagome cry. It broke him. "Can't leave her all alone out there. She might be attacked by demons. Or worse. Koga." He snarled at the though launching forward into the direction of her scent.

Pushing a branch away he saw a gleam of light. "The lake…? What would…?" Stunned he could only watch, amazed at the beauty before him. Kagome was in front of him, in the water. Her hair pulled to one side, her skin bathed in a pearly sheen by the moonlight.

"B-b-beautiful…" his thoughts managed to stammer. He turned away abruptly. "Damn! I'm turning into Miroku!" His ears twitched slightly as they caught a thread of a haunting melody. Kagome was singing.

Nan de mo nai shigusa mo

Goku futsuu no kotoba mo

Omoidasu sono tabi

Namida ga desou ni naru

Your insignificant gestures

And your ordinary words

Every time I think of them

I feel like I'm going to cry

For the second time that night Inuyasha was immobilised as he heard Kagome's voice waver. Was she crying?

Koi wa Lonely Lonely heart

Hitoribotchi yo

Lonely Lonely heart

Yorokobi mo kanashimi mo itsu datte

Watashi dake no yume no naka

Koi wa Lonely Lonely heart

Dakedo kitto itsu no hi ni ka

Anata no tsuyoi ude ni dakarenagara

Watashi-tachi ni naritakute...

Love brings a lonely lonely heart

I'm just all alone now

Lonely lonely heart

All the joy and pain I feel, I'm always

Dreaming it by myself

Love brings a lonely lonely heart

But I know that someday it will come

While I'm being held in your strong arms

Wanting to be together with you...

Didn't he know? He would be the first one to agree with that. Love brings a very lonely heart. He'd already learned that lesson, but he didn't want Kagome to have to learn it too.

Anata no sugu chikaku de

Zutto watashi matteru no

Kidzuite wa kurenakute

Nan do mo gakkari shita wa

Right at your side, I'm standing there

I'm always waiting for you

But you don't return my advances

I've been disappointed so many times

Wait! She was disappointed? In him? "Who told you she's singing about you? For all you know it's just a song…or she's thinking about Koga…yes maybe she's disappointed in Koga…but wait does she want to be by his side?..." the thought was to terrible for comprehension .

Dare ka wo suki ni naru to

Naze konna ni kurushii no

Watashi dake hitori ga

Kaze wo hiita mitai ni

Then I fall in love with someone

Why does it cause me so much pain

All alone, by myself

It's like I've fallen sick

"Love will do that to you," he thought bitterly "either that were kill you…almost" Kikyo's betrayal would never be erased from his mind. Still, Kagome trusted him, right?

Ima wa Baby Baby love

Douzo onegai

Baby Baby love

Samishisa ni makesou na sono toki wa

Tekagami wo nozokasete

Ima wa Baby Baby love

Naita yoru mo itsu no hi ni ka

Mukashi wo natsukashinde waraiaeru

Watashi-tachi ni naritakute...

And now it's baby baby love

Please, I beg of you

Baby baby love

When I feel I going to lose to this loneliness

I have to look into my hand mirror

And now it's baby baby love

Seems like every day I'm crying through the night

I long for the past, smiling to myself

Wanting to be together with you...

Kagome's voice wavered again bringing Inuyasha back from his thoughts. Did he make her cry? That definitely sounded like a chocked-back sob…

Dare mo shiranai

Secret tears

Nugueru hito wa

Only

Watashi yori

Watashi-tachi ni naritakute...

Nobody knows about these

Secret tears

The one to wipe them away is

Only

Not just myself

Wanting to be together with you...

He turned around to see if she was finished. She had turned around in the meantime, and he could see clearly the silvery tears sliding down her face. Her eyes were void. Reflected in their depths he could see unbearable sadness. She didn't see him. The smell of her tears dizzied him and he closed his eyes hoping to reduce their effect.

Koi wa Lonely Lonely heart

Hitoribotchi yo

Lonely Lonely heart

Yorokobi mo kanashimi mo itsu datte

Watashi dake no yume no naka

Koi wa Lonely lonely heart

Dakedo kitto itsu no hi ni ka

Anata no tsuyoi ude ni dakarenagara

Watashi-tachi ni naritakute...

Love brings a lonely lonely heart

I'm just all alone now

Lonely lonely heart

All the joy and pain I feel, I'm always

Dreaming it by myself

Love brings a lonely lonely heart

But I know that someday it will come

While I'm being held in your strong arms

Wanting to be together with you...

Slowly Kagome got out of the water. Her throat was raw, the tears wouldn't stop and his words still echoed in her head.

Flashback

"And who cares what you want, wench?"

End flashback

She got dressed and tried to walk back, but her feet failed her and she collapsed, crying. Sitting up, she pulled her knees to her chin, and buried her head in her hands sobbing softly.

Inuyasha opened his eyes. She was still there, he could smell it, but he couldn't see her. Tentatively he made a step towards where she had been standing a moment before.

There she was: crying her heart out, muffled sobs wracking her body. The faintest whisper escaped her lips: "Inuyasha"

That one word broke him. There was so much pain in her voice. He walked up to her, sat down and pulled her close to him, embracing her tightly. And she cried.

When her sobs began to subside she looked up at him. He was looking at her; his amber eyes filled with regret.

"I'm sorry…I'm so sorry…" he whispered "You can go back if you want, whenever you want…you don't have to come back, if you don't want to…"

Kagome looked at him incredulously. My, but she was beautiful, even with her eyes reddened from crying.

"Inuyasha…?" her voice was hoarse. Was he telling her to go and not come back? Her heart broke at the thought.

"And why shouldn't he want to rid himself of me? After he's got Kikyo…"

"Kagome?"

"Hmmm……?"

"About earlier…I didn't meant it…I just…didn't want you to go." There he'd said it.

Kagome looked shocked.

"Here it comes: 'I'm sorry but,…' "

The words never came though. Kagome laid her head against his heart and sighed.

"Thank you, Inuyasha"

"I love you" he whispered against her hair.

"I know. Me too." She pulled back a little and pressed her lips against his.

Dakedo kitto itsu no hi ni ka

Anata no tsuyoi ude ni dakarenagara

Watashi-tachi ni naritakute...

But I know that someday it will come

While I'm being held in your strong arms

Wanting to be together with you...


Note: Thanks to all my reviewers. This one goes out to Ambiance-Dream, Starian Princess and A Devil in Heaven. Thanks! R+R