5/ 17/ 06

Chapter 12 of the Inuyasha fanfiction with Sailor Moon powers

Note: The song for this chapter is "Lovers in a Dangerous Time". 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 the Bare Naked Ladies.

CHAPTER TWELVE: IN WHICH THE LAST BATTLE IS FOUGHT

"I see you all made it here unharmed," Kikyou snidely stated, "but that I can change!" From behind her, Kikyou summoned a horde of soul collectors, but these were not the regular defensive kind that usually walked around with her. No, these ones were born for offense; these soul collectors were made to kill. With a piercing shriek, the soul collectors lunged forward at Kikyou's command. "ATTACK!"

"Kyaaa!" Kagome squealed. Even in her senshi form, fending off soul collectors was not an easy task. Fortunately for her, though, she had Tuxedo Inuyasha in front of her, guarding her with the Tetsusaiga.

Don't the hours grow shorter as the days go by

We never get to stop and open our eyes

One minute you're waiting for the sky to fall

And next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all

With one swift movement, Tuxedo Inuyasha lifted his Tetsusaiga into the air and came straight down. "WIND SCAR!" The sword attack took care of most of the soul collectors in Kikyou's possession and almost left Kikyou defenseless. "How do you like that?" he said to no one in particular.

Kikyou smirked. "I liked it very much, indeed." The priestess resurrected her horde of soul collectors with a flick of her hand. "Here's an encore!"

Lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a dangerous time

"Inuyasha!" Miroku shouted. "You just had to say something, didn't you!"

"Forget killing Kikyou!" Sailor Sango stated. "Let's go after dumbass here!" She turned her Hiraikotsu towards the half-demon, but the monk held her back and turned her towards the evil priestess once again.

"Focus your anger on her, Sango," Miroku said exasperatedly.

"HIRAIKOTSU SEPARATION SPECIAL! TWIN FLAMES!" Sailor Sango yelled. Suddenly, when she let go of her Hiraikotsu, it split into two huge flame-covered boomerangs. They circled Kikyou, taking care of the rest of the soul collectors, leaving her by herself.

"Now's your chance!" Kikyou shouted. "Take care of me once and for all!" she said mockingly.

"Goddammit…!" Tuxedo Inuyasha moved to swing his sword again, but Sailor Kagome halted him. "Wha…? Kagome, I-"

"Hush." The half-demon watched as the girl's eyes glazed over; she was concentrating on something. All of a sudden, her eyes returned to normal. "I've got it! We can defeat her if we nail her left earring!" She turned happily to Tuxedo Inuyasha. "Without it, she'll be powerless!"

These fragile bodies of touch and taste

This fragrant skin this hair like lace

Spirits open to a thrust of grace

Never a breath you can afford to waste

Tuxedo Inuyasha stepped out of his stance and sheathed the Tetsusaiga. "All right. I'll see what I can do." Tuxedo Inuyasha turned to the possessed priestess. He ran right up to her and tried to nab the earring, but he was soon involved in hand-to-hand combat with her. "I knew this would've been too easy!"

Kikyou smirked again. "Oh, the numerous times you underestimated me, Inuyasha. Now you know why I never trusted you."

He gritted his teeth. "That's a lie!"

"But is it? I-" Just then, Kikyou was cut off, and she stopped moving, liking she was frozen in time.

"What the…?" Tuxedo Inuyasha looked behind him and realized what had happened. While he had been fighting Kikyou, Shippo and Kira had stolen the earring. He smiled. "I see." He turned his attention back to the priestess, whose power was visibly dissolving.

"No!" Kikyou said, her voice returning to its natural tone. "This can't be! I was going to defeat him once and for all!" The woman was now back to her normal self, dressed in her priestess clothes. She stood and glared at Inuyasha. "I knew you could never trust a half-demon!" Her voice grew louder with each word, and her eyes began to glow with her own powers, flowing back from god-knows-where.

Lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a dangerous time

Tuxedo Inuyasha jumped back to where the other where and shielded Sailor Kagome from the bright light. "This can't be good!"

"I thought that would've ended everything!" Sailor Kagome shouted. She looked down at her brooch and realized it was glowing, surging with power. That's it, she thought. "I'm going in," she stated matter-of-a-factly.

Lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a dangerous time

Tuxedo Inuyasha turned to her, horrified. "There's no way I'm letting you near her! It's too dangerous!"

Sailor Kagome smiled warmly at her love. "I'm sorry, Inuyasha. Osuwari, Inuyasha!" With Inuyasha's head squashed into the ground, she stepped forward, lifting her brooch out in front of her. Please work, Shikon Jewel. You're our last hope.

When you're lovers in a dangerous time

Sometimes you're made to feel as if your love's a crime

Nothing worth having comes without some sort of fine

Gotta kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight

The jewel, as if acknowledging her thoughts, shot countless beams everywhere, forcing everyone to cover their eye once again.

Sailor Sango turned to Miroku. "What's she doing!" she screamed, shocked.

The jewel was emitting so much light now, that nothing could be seen. Sailor Kagome looked at Kikyou. May this be your final resting place, Kikyou, she thought. She lifted it above her head and concentrated again. There was a shockwave, a surge, of power, and Tuxedo Inuyasha and the others were blown back several yards.

An ill silence fell over everything then. No birds chirped. No snakes slithered or hissed. No foxes prowled the area in search of food. No bugs buzzed around dead animal carcasses. And no person's breath could be heard.

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It was several minutes, maybe half an hour, before anyone of them moved. The first to awaken was Inuyasha. During the blast, he had reverted to his normal self, and his white rose had disappeared. He stood and scanned the area, trying to remember what had just happened. We were fighting Kikyou when Kagome confronted her with the Shikon Jewel and… His eyes flew open. Kagome!

Lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a dangerous time

Inuyasha ran to where they had fought Kikyou, but he saw no sign of the priestess or the woman he loved. Panicking, he stumbled about, lifting and throwing random debris around him, looking for Kagome. She can't have been caught in the blast! he thought. She can't!

"Inu-yasha…?" a voiced mumbled from behind. He turned around with hope, but it was just the regular Miroku with the regular Sango slung around his shoulder.

"Are you guys okay?" the half-demon asked.

"We'll be all right," Miroku answered. "What about you?"

Inuyasha shook his head. "I'm worried about Kagome. I can't find her."

Miroku pointed to Inuyasha's shoulder. "And what about that?"

The half-demon looked at his right shoulder and understood what the monk meant; his shoulder had been pierced by a branch when he was thrown. He touched it lightly and winced with great pain. "I-I'll be okay. Have you seen Kagome?" he asked.

Miroku shook his head. "I haven't." He looked across the area and sighed. "I wonder how long it will be 'til we find her."

"Yeah," Inuyasha muttered. "I wonder where Shippo and Kira are, too."

Just then, he saw two figures emerge from the heavy fog that had settled when they had arrived. The came closer and Inuyasha realized that they were carrying something.

"Hey!" Inuyasha said, eyes wide open again. "There's Shippo and Kira!" He took two steps forward and looked at them, but his face was horror-struck again. The half-demon rushed to the couple's side and looked at them with (for the first time ever, folks!) tears in his eyes.

Shippo put Kagome's limp and bloody body on the ground before Inuyasha. "I'm sorry," he uttered quietly. "It must've been instant. She was probably caught in the power surge." The fox-demon stood and let the crying Kira rest on his shoulder.

Inuyasha dropped to his knees. How could this have happened? How could she have done that? How could she have left me? He looked at Kagome's face and cradled her head in his arms. How could I have let her die like that?

Sango and Miroku approached the gathering, and, once Sango saw Kagome, she turned to cry on Miroku's shoulder like Kira had done with Shippo. After a minute, she turned to Inuyasha. "Let go of her, goddammit! You're getting your blood all over her!" Miroku patted Sango's shoulder and shook his head to let her know not to continue with her meaningless requests.

Inuyasha ignored Sango, anyway. He clutched Kagome to his chest even tighter. All those fights we had! The mix-ups between us over Kikyou! The last battle with Naraku! Fixing Sango and Miroku's relationship! Their wedding! We survived it all! But how come I was the only one to survive the blast! She shouldn't have died! She should've stayed here with the rest of us, with me! I should've died! I caused her too much trouble! I- "I WANT YOU BACK, KAGOME! I WANT YOU BACK BY MY SIDE!"

Lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a dangerous time

There was no response to his last request, though. He looked Kagome over: her eyes were closed; her hair matted with dried blood; his blood seeped into her yukata. She was gone for good, and she hadn't given him the chance he wanted to go with her.

Slowly, he stood with her in his arms and walked away from Mount Hakurei. The other four followed without a word. Everyone was too terrified and shocked and distraught to think of anything to say about the matter. They were going home after the battle had been won, but at what cost? What had they gained when they had lost nearly everything dear to them? What had Inuyasha gained when he had lost his meaning to live? What would he do now? The others had lives they could live, but Inuyasha… Inuyasha lived for Kagome. To see her smile and hear her voice every day. Now those days would never come again, and they all knew it all too well.

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BACK AT LADY KAEDE'S HOUSE

"Ah!" Lady Kaede jumped up from her feet. "I see ye have all made it back from the mount!" But the old woman was struck with a near heart-attack when she saw who Inuyasha was carrying. "Dear lord… No, child!"

The others all reached the last step and nodded to Lady Kaede. Inuyasha stepped forward and looked at Lady Kaede with a distant look in his eye. "We defeated Kikyou, but…" He choked on his own words as he recalled the event. He moved closer to Kaede to let her get a better look at the body.

"So, it has happened," the old woman said with a heavy heart. "There is an old saying that nothing is ever earned without something given in return. I suppose, now, it is true." She closed her eyes and folded Kagome's hands across the girl's chest. "May she rest peace-" But Lady Kaede stopped abruptly. "Look! The blood of Inuyasha is disappearing!"

The others came up behind the half-demon to see what the old hag was talking about and watched in awe as Inuyasha's blood disappeared- right into Kagome! Bright lights swirled around her, causing the others and Kaede to back away several feet. Inuyasha held onto her, but watched as Kagome was enveloped in the mysterious illumination.

The lights touched each wound on her body and healed every bit of her, but then they kept on moving. First, it was her ears. They closed around both until her ears were pointed, like a demon's. Then, it was her hair. It grew out to reach her halfway down her thigh. Last, it was her fingers. The lights covered each of her fingers, tips and all, and then pulled back to reveal her new blood red claws. Finally, the lights faded into the early morning sky, revealing their creation: Kagome had become a half-demon!

We were lovers in a dangerous time

We were lovers in a dangerous time

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"Wha-? Where-where am I?" the dark-haired half-demon asked as she opened her eyes and looked around. She saw the others first. "Sango? Miroku?" Kagome looked behind her. "Lady Kaede?"

"And what about me?"

Kagome looked directly in front of her and smiled. "Inuyasha!" She leapt onto him and went into full-on hug mode. "Inuyasha!"

Inuyasha wrapped his arms around her, as well. "You scared the shit out of us, Kagome!"

She pulled away for a second. "I'm sorry! I didn't think that this would've happened, but now…"

"Now ye will see the end of ye days with Inuyasha," Lady Kaede commented with a mischievous smile painted on her face. "Ye is a half-demon now, Kagome."

Kagome looked at the woman incredulously. She turned back to Inuyasha and looked at her long hair and claws and felt her pointed ears. "Oh my god! I'm a half-demon!"

Miroku turned to Sango. "I guess you don't have to worry about Kagome dying anytime soon," he commented.

Sango smiled. "See? You do already know what's on my mind," she said slyly. "You know what's on my mind without even having to ask me."

The monk turned red when he realized what his wife was referring to. "I'm sorry for what I said before, Sango."

"Just shut up and kiss me already!"

Shippo and Kira turned away from the newlyweds and sighed. "Just what are we gonna do with them all lovey-dovey?" Shippo mumbled.

"Well," Kira said, drawing circles on Shippo's chest with her pointer finger, "we could take a cue and be copycats…"

'Would you look at that?" Kagome said. "I'm alive once again, and a demon at that, and they're all over each other."

"Uh, half-demon," Inuyasha pointed out, turning her by her chin back to him. "And that means you get to see my ugly mug every morning for the rest of our lives."

"Lucky for you, I love your 'ugly mug'."

"Ahem!" Lady Kaede cleared her throat and each couple stopped to look at her. "Do ye not think that it would be a good idea to clean ye wounds and get some fresh food into ye starving stomachs?"

"Eh-heh…" Kagome smiled at Inuyasha and grinned at Kaede. "Sure!"

Everyone headed into the woman's house for the big feast, none of them noticing that the henshin items were fading away, just as the light from the Shikon Jewel had done. And none of them noticed that the Shikon Jewel had faded, as well, for it had fulfilled its purpose. It may not have made Inuyasha a full demon, but it had given him something he treasured much more.

Lovers in a dangerous time

Lovers in a dangerous time

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And so it was. The priestess was defeated and Kagome was resurrected, only to become a half-demon. Sango and Miroku soon found their own house to start a family in a few miles away from Lady Kaede's village. Tsubaki was a handful, but she was a lively child, as well. As for Sango's passing when Tsubaki was six: it never came. Sango was fine and still is to today.

Shippo and Kira live with Kaede at her house. They help her and the villagers where their needed, and, in their spare time, still manage to find some time to themselves, which makes them a happy couple.

As for Kagome and Inuyasha, they still live in the house Inuyasha had snagged for them. Even though Kagome had been embarrassed before at the thought of their children, she is happy now; she and Inuyasha are expecting. And maybe with its parents being half-demons, it will be a full one.

Koga and Ayame: not much has been heard from them in a while. They're living their life happily about the countryside wherever they please, their pups as energetic as they are. See? Koga may not have admitted it before, but Ayame was his soul-mate. Or soul-wolf. Whatever.

Sesshoumaru and Rin? Well, they make an odd pair, but, even though Sesshoumaru would never admit it to anyone but Rin, they're happiest when they're by each other's side. Jaken? They're keeping him around if the decide to have kids; they figure he may turn out to be quite the nanny.

And the author? Eh, she's still going strong, writing fanfiction until she develops carpal-tunnel syndrome.

And so it was.

Meow! mew-tsubaki here! It's done! YAY! And boo-hoo. I can't believe Sailor Kagome is over. It was the first fanfiction that I had done multiple chapters on and I love it to death. I hop you did too! Let me know what you think! REVIEW ME! I appreciate you following the story all they way to the end, guys. mew-tsubaki loves you all! laterz -