3/ 10/ 06

An Inuyasha fanfiction (with Sailor Moon powers)

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters and/or songs used in this story. All characters not created by me are the property of their original authors or artists. All songs are the property of the original writers and/or artists. Thank you. Credited authors/artists: Takahashi Rumiko, Takeuchi Naoko, and Tamaki Nami.

Note: Yes, you read that previous line correctly. The Inuyasha characters receive the powers of sailor senshi, but these are their own powers. Now, who is who? They each receive their own secret identity, so just read along and enjoy (and don't kill me!) And remember: these characters are the sole property of their creators. The only thing I came up with was this story idea, which is mine and mine alone. P.S. – In this story, Kikyou is still alive (not that I like her or anything), but Naraku is dead, so I guess the story kind of falls after the end of the anime. Oh, by the way, (I haven't seen the end of the show yet, so I don't know if it happens, but I hope it will) Inuyasha and Kagome are a couple, but Sango and Miroku will probably get together once and for all (you'll see what I mean) somewhere in this fanfic (after all, they're my fave anime couple of all time!). I've also decided that this fanfic is set in the future, when everyone is older, so Rin and Sesshoumaru are a couple, too. If you haven't read my other fanfic, "Bittersweet Chocolate", then read that before this so you understand what I'm talking about when I say that Rin and Sesshoumaru are a couple, that way, you won't think it's weird or that I'm disgusting or anything. P.S.S- I may use random Nami Tamaki songs throughout the chapters, so listen to them if you get the chance; they're off of "Greeting". Oh, and they may seem a little fragmented, but their just spread out, about one song per chapter. The song used for this chapter is "Be Positive- Hikari no Naka de Kagayaite".

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CHAPTER ONE: IN WHICH DISCOVERY OCCURS

"Eh…? Hey, Inuyasha, come look at this!" Kagome called to the snowy-haired half-demon who was sitting on a tree stump near-by. The navy-haired female peered curiously into the Bone-Eater's well, scanning for the items that had been gleaming in the early morning sunlight.

"Whatcha looking for?" asked Inuyasha, who jumped directly from the stump to right behind Kagome.

"See there?" Kagome pointed into the well, towards one of the corners where the light was hitting multiple trinkets, none of which she could make out.

"Yeah. What about it? Someone just probably dropped something down there and found it too much of a hassle to go down there to get it back, so he left." With a furrowed brow, Kagome gave Inuyasha a disgruntled look. "You're not expecting me to go down there, are you?"

"Just take me down there so I can figure out what they are. Do you really want me to jump down there, break my back, and wind up being carried by you for the rest of my life?" Kagome asked in a sing-song voice. "Besides, we're low on money, and if that's what it is…"

A sweat drop formed on Inuyasha's head as he stated through gritted teeth, "Hop on!"

Kagome carefully climbed on the half-demon's back and he gracefully leaped down into the bottom of the well without a thud. "Just wait a sec while I check this stuff out, okay?" Kagome asked.

"Shyeah, sure…," Inuyasha mumbled.

"If you leave, I'll say, 'sit, boy'," Kagome said angrily. On her word, the Beads of Subjugation did their job. "Oops! I didn't mean to say it that time! Sorry, Inuyasha!"

"You're gonna be the death of me…"

Ignoring his last comment, Kagome precariously made her way over to the items. Once close enough to touch them, she kneeled down and picked them up. "No way…," she muttered to herself. Turning back to Inuyasha, she asked, "Why don't we go back up?"

"Yeah, yeah," he griped. She climbed back on and they bounded up and out of the well. She sat down on the edge of the well and unfolded the items from the bottom of her shirt. "Whatcha got there? Some rocks or something?"

Kagome held a peculiar brooch up to the sunlight as she examined it. "These items seem so familiar to me, but I can't quite place them…"

"Two brooches, a rose, and three beads? Oh, yes, you've never seen anything like this before. Come on, Kagome! You have stuff just like this around your house."

"But I could've sworn that I recognize these things."

"Let's go back to the village. I'm hungry!" Inuyasha grabbed one of Kagome's hands, causing her to drop the baubles onto the brown earth below.

"Will you hold on a sec!" Kagome shouted at him. She pulled away, and, all of a sudden, the knick-knacks lit up and four flew over the village. The remaining two flew directly into the unsuspecting hands of Kagome and Inuyasha. "Now I remember! These items are similar to the ones in that anime I used to watch when I was eight! What was it…? Oh! Sailor Moon! That's what it was!" Kagome stated triumphantly.

"Sailor what!" Inuyasha asked, looking at Kagome as if she had lost her marbles. He glanced down at the item in his hand and threw it on the ground. "Well, unless it's edible, I don't want it!" Before he could take another step, though, the rose fluttered back into his hand. "How come it doesn't understand that I don't want it?"

Kagome laughed at his actions. "You don't understand. Once the items choose you, it becomes your destiny to use them until you fulfill that destiny. So, you're stuck with it."

"Damn! So what did you get?"

"I don't know. Let's see…" Kagome glanced down at her hand and smiled.

"What are you so happy about?"

"I got a brooch! I wonder what my henshin phrase is…?"

"Henshin phrase? What is that?"

"Oh, you have one, too! You see, you hold your item up in the air like so," Kagome said, following her own instructions. "Then a group of words forms in your mind and you say them!" A long pause, and nothing happened. Kagome opened one eye and looked at the brooch, arm still in the air. "Come on, words. Form! Form!"

"Clearly, your anime was truly fake," Inuyasha retorted. He sauntered away towards the village, with the rose still in hand.

"But I could've sworn…," Kagome said under her breath, while observing the brooch in her hand. "If not, then why did they glow like that…?"

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"You guys had something come to you, too?" Kagome asked Sango after they had come back to the village. They had been searching for the rest of the gang and had found Sango and Miroku so far.

"We were just coming from the tavern when these things came into our hands," Sango replied. Then she did a side-ways glance towards Miroku. "But you might have already guessed why we were in there…"

Kagome and Inuyasha looked at Miroku, who was sporting a red mark on his right cheek. "I see…," Kagome mumbled. "So, what did you each get?"

Sango pulled out something from her knapsack and held it out to Kagome. "I don't know what it is, but it looks kind of like yours. What did you call your item again?"

"It's called a brooch, Sango-chan." Turning to Miroku, Kagome asked him what he received, as well.

Miroku withdrew a small bead from his money sack. He, too, held his out to Kagome. She studied it for a moment. His was a tear-shaped jewel; a red ruby was set in ivory. "I bet if we sell it, we could get a lot of money for it."

"No, don't sell it. Hang on to it, because we obviously obtained them for some unknown purpose."

"Unknown purpose? Care to elaborate?"

"Well, let's head to Kaede's house to get Shippo and Kirara, because if we got these things, then they, too, most likely have the last two."

"Last two?" Sango echoed.

"I'll explain on the way," Kagome uttered.

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"Shippo! Don't let Kirara eat that!" Sango cried out. She rushed over to where the fox-demon (who now towers over both Kagome and Sango) had been playing with the tiny cat-like demon. "Oh, Kirara!"

"What's wrong, Sango-san?" Shippo inquired innocently. "I really didn't know that I was doing anything wrong, so please forgive me."

"No, no, it's okay. The thing you and Kirara were toying with, let me see it." Shippo passed the tiny bead to Sango, who inspected it carefully. "Hey, Kagome-chan," she said, "could this be another one of those ginzuishou you were talking about?"

Kagome strutted behind Sango and observed the item over the demon slayer's shoulder. "Yep, there's no doubt about it. In the show, two of the characters have these cats. In the middle of these cats' foreheads are these crescent moons, ones just like that jewel." Kagome glanced up at Shippo over her shoulder. "You didn't, by any chance, find another one of these jewels, did you, Shippo?"

"Now that you mention it," Shippo stated as he pulled another from his pocket, "yeah."

Sango gazed up at Kagome. "What do we do now? We all received some sort of trinket for some reason, but how do we know when to use them?"

"I think that the answer to ye latter question will come to ye when the time is right," Kaede piped up. All six of them turned to watch her cook an herbal drink in silence.

"What do you mean, Lady Kaede?" Kagome asked.

Inuyasha stepped forward to be beside Kagome. "Come on, old hag. We haven't got all day!"

"Sit boy!"

"Thank ye, Kagome-san, but I'm fine," Kaede said. She stood and poured the vile drink into a teacup and covered it with a plate. "I mean exactly what I said. I think that the answer to ye question will come to ye when ye is in the appropriate situation, that's all."

The old woman's wisdom left them all deep in thought (yes, even Inuyasha). Quietly, Kagome straightened herself up and walked into the forest, with Inuyasha slinking behind.

Shizukana yoruni tsutsumarete hutari ikio hisometa

Nee anotoki motto sunaoni naretara

Imamo kimio chikakude kanjite irareta nokana…

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Tooku hanarete kimini aenaku natte

Aino imi hajimete shiruno

The odd couple walked along in silence for a little while. Kagome watched the leaves sway to and fro as they gently glided towards the ground. It was early autumn, and the leaves had just begun the transition from vibrant greens to reds, yellows, browns, and oranges, all dull in luster. Suddenly, Kagome spoke. "So, are you up to more fighting evil villains and helping good conquer once again?"

Inuyasha scoffed. "I guess once you get into it, you can't get out." He stared at his feet. "I'm tired of living this run-around life. Why can't we just settle down or something?"

Hikarino nakade kagayaite

Umare kawaru watashi mabushii hizashio abite

Hohono namida kawaita atoniwa taiyoono hohoemi

Jibunno tede akenakucha asueno tobira

Let's keep goin'…just be positive

Kitto aruki daseruyo

Kagome finally turned to see Inuyasha, but he jumped right in front of her and held her face in his hands. He read through her eyes, searching for some kind of answer, but could find nothing.

"Why?" he repeated.

Sugiyuku hibini tachi sukumi nagasare soona tokiwa

Soo kirameku yumeo tsuyoku dakishimete

Sorao miagete utauwa sekai ichino aino uta

She turned her face to the inside of one of his palms and kissed it sweetly. "It's destiny; when destiny is done with us, then we can live together." He removed his hands and let them hang at his sides. Kagome touched his arm as he turned away from her. "You know I want to stop this just as much as you, possibly even more, but the best thing that we can do right now is to stick together and not leave each other's sides so we're not alone. Do you really think that I like this?" Tears steadily streamed down one cheek, then the other.

Kimino omoide sotto tewo kazashitara

Atatakai kimochio kanjita

"No," he mumbled. Gazing back at her once again, hands on her shoulders, he continued, "I just want this to be over with as quickly as possible, so we can be together. Forever."

Hikarino nakade kagayaite

Kakenukete iku watashi yasashii kazeni hukarete

Moshimo itsuka michini mayottemo maeo muite yukuwa

Watashi rashiku egaiteku miraino keshiki

Let's keep goin'…just be positive

Zutto shinjiteru kara

Aozora takaku mai agare subeteno kazario nugi sutete

Towani kawaranu omoi kimini todoku yooni…

"I know…"

Hikarino nakade kagayaite

Umare kawaru watashi mabushii hizashio abite

Hohono namida kawaita atoniwa taiyoono hohoemi

Jibunno tede akenakucha asueno tobira

Let's keep goin'…just be positive

Kitto aruki daseruyo

At that moment, an interrupting shriek came from the clump of bushes directly behind the two lovebirds. Inuyasha's grip tightened on her shoulders and he shoved Kagome behind him in order to protect her. He pulled the Tetsusaiga from its sheath and held it out in front of him, ready for battle. But the demon that came from the bushes was unlike any demon he had seen before; this demon was a youma.

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