Even the Mighty Fall
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Hanyou- half demon, Youkai- demon, Taiyoukai- demon lord, Miko-priestess, Kitsune- not exactly sure but it's Shippo, Haori-shirt type deal, Obi-belt type deal
Disclaimer: I only own Inuyasha in my dreams. However, we're not in my dreams.
Chapter 1: A Longing Wish
It has been four long years since Kagome first fell down the bone-eaters well and started the search for the sacred jewel shards with the hanyou, Inuyasha. Naraku is dead. However, the sacred jewel is still not complete. Kagome continues to return to feudal era in order to restore the precious jewel and grant a true wish.
"Happy Birthday, Priestess Kagome!" Kaede's entire village held a surprise birthday feast for the nineteen year old priestess from the future.
Kagome remembered the first time she fell through the well. A demon centipede had pulled her through trying to get the sacred jewel that she didn't know she had. On the other side of the well, the sun shone bright and beautiful butterflies danced in the wind. Untouched by mans greedy hands, nature itself was flourishing. The clean and pure air caused Kagome to take a deep breath in. The first time she saw the village wasn't exactly a pleasant one. The villagers thought she was a demon and tied her up.
That was the first time she met Kaede. In fact, that was the first time she met Inuyasha. Yeah, sure, he tried to kill her, but thanks to Kagome's ability to trip over bones, she narrowly escaped death. Kaede knew that Kagome was no harm, and Kagome soon convinced the rest of the villagers that she was good hearted when she tried to kill the centipede that first brought her to the new world.
In fact, Kaede believed that Kagome was the reincarnation of her long dead sister, Kikyo, who once protected the sacred jewel. The whole sacred jewel that is, and even though Kaede discouraged Kagome from pulling the arrow that bound Inuyasha to the sacred tree, she did. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she had ever made. It gave her four years with some of the best people and demons, she could call friends.
Kagome put her hands up to her mouth in awe. "Oh, thank you so much everyone! I had no idea!" Miroku and Sango walked up next to Kagome and wrapped her in their arms as she entered the village. Both wore warming smiles.
"Thanks guys. Where's Inuyasha?" Kagome asked, looking around rather curiously. Inuyasha had grown closer to Kagome within the past few months. She believed this was due to the fact that Kikyo had not been seen near the village or even on their travels for quite a while. Kagome actually liked that. She finally had the chance with Inuyasha that she always wanted.
"Right here." Inuyasha interrupted, walking up from behind the crowd. He gave Kagome a pat on the back. Of course he wouldn't show any type of affection in public. That would have to do. "Happy Birthday."
When the crowd began to walk toward the center of the village, Inuyasha had his chance. He leaned in, oh so close to her ear, and whispered, "I have a gift for you but I can't give it to you until later."
Kagome blushed and nodded. "Alright." She kept that smile on her face for the rest of the day, by just thinking of his gift. He had never really given her a gift before. Unless you were to count giving her protection when someone attacked her, but other than that, nothing.
The feast continued, and Kagome talked with everyone. Every villager came up to her and thanked her for helping them so much. She always thought that babysitting, nursing the sick, and nearly being killed by demons was part of her destiny. Destiny… Do we choose our destiny? Or does it choose us? Either way, Kagome could hardly keep up the constant 'you're welcome, it's who I am' deal. Nearly two hours after the sunset, the feast finally began to die down. The roasted pigs, vegetables, roots, mushrooms and fruits were all eaten.
Most of the children were already being tucked in for bed from the constant running they did throughout the event. Kagome saw little of Miroku and Sango and even less of Inuyasha because so many people came. And of course, they all needed to see the gifted priestess.
Shippo kept close to Kagome and tried his best to help her with the horde of people wanting to speak with her. "I'll tell her" or "She says you're welcome" were the most he could do. A few friends that the group made along their journeys even came from nearby villages to join the festivities. Even Jinenji came. Kagome loved the fact that for once in his life, he was welcomed into a village. Kaede's village became accustomed to half-breeds and even some full bred demons, and welcomed them.
Kagome had spent the entire time speaking with nearly all the villagers. She hardly had time to eat or rest due to the crowd. Kagome entered Kaede's hut exhausted. Kaede smiled as Kagome plopped next to the warm fire and rubbed her hands together.
"Ah, Kagome. How was the feast?" She asked.
"Oh, it was wonderful. So many villagers were thanking me. I didn't realize that I had so many friends." Kagome suppressed a yawn.
"Kagome. Ye and ye friends have saved this village from many demonic attacks. Of course the village is grateful for ye presence. Ye look tired child. However, there is one more matter ye must attend to before ye rest." Kagome curiously looked at Kaede who affectionately smiled at her.
"What is it?" She asked.
Kaede continued. "Inuyasha has asked me to tell ye to meet him by the lake," talk about tongue twisters, "and I know he is there now waiting for ye." She finished while she closed her one good eye.
Kagome thought for a moment. "Oh yeah!" She straightened her back up and clasped her hands together. "My present… I wonder what it is." 'Why couldn't he give it to me earlier at the party? Well, knowing Inuyasha he would be embarrassed.' Kagome frowned at that thought. 'Maybe… maybe he will grant my wish and finally tell me he loves me.' Kagome blushed as thoughts of Inuyasha confessing his love for her and granting the same wish she has had for the past four years flooded her mind. 'I doubt it, but a girl can dream. I wonder what it really is.'
"Kagome?" Kagome was jolted out of thoughts from the sound of Kaede's voice. "Kagome, Inuyasha is waiting for ye." She said rather impatiently.
"But I have to check on…"
"Don't worry about Miroku and Sango. They have already retired to their hut. Ye know how newly weds are. Shippo is already sleeping with Kirara in the corner and I myself will join them in a few moments. Now go and enjoy ye day of birth!" Kaede shoed Kagome out of the hut and finally laid down to rest. Planning a surprise party in one day was exhausting.
To be continued….