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'blah' means thoughts

The octet made their way into Kaede's village. The old priestess exited her hut. "Ye have arrived finally."

Kagome dismounted her bike and walked it over to the hut (with her bag and Inuyasha still on top of it). "Inuyasha and Sesshomaru were fighting again."

Inuyasha jumped off the bike and dashed into Kaede's hut.

"Inuyasha has the right idea," Sango put in. "It's dark now."

Kagome looked towards the horizon and sighed.

"Kagome-san, what's so special about the new moon?" Rin asked.

Kagome didn't answer. "I…um…"

"Is it because Inuyasha's a half-demon like Jinenji?"

"Yes."

Sesshomaru overheard this conversation, but it was of no interest to him. With his usual air of confidence, he walked into the hut. He spied a red kimono in the corner. "Why are you in the corner, Little Brother?"

"What's it to ya?"

"You are acting like a little child."

"This may come as a complete surprise but I am a kid and so are you!"

"I am a child but only in body. You are a child in very sense of the word."

Forgetting his human form, Inuyasha leapt at Sesshomaru, intent on doing some harm.

"SIT!!!"

Both boys got mouthfuls of dirt. Sesshomaru lifted his face. "I believe you forgot to specify again."

"No," Kagome said as she knelt down next to Inuyasha. "I meant to sit both of you." Once again, both boys went down. "Oh, I'm sorry."

"That is not endearing you to me,"' Sesshomaru growled as he got up. He turned to Inuyasha and did a double take. He saw a black haired, black eyed child in a red kimono. He just stared in shock. "Inuyasha?"

"What?" the black haired youth snapped.

"So, this is your big secret?"

Inuyasha said nothing, but Kagome answered. "Yes it is."

Inuyasha sat in silence on the opposite side of the room, worrying about the fact that Sesshomaru knew his secret and might use it against him. He was so lost in thought that he didn't hear his older brother approach. "I will keep your secret, Inuyasha."

"What did you say?"

"I said I will keep your secret."

"Why are you being nice all the sudden?"

Sesshomaru walked to the door. He looked back at Inuyasha. "You cannot be satisfied with the fact, can you?" With that said, he walked out the door.

"What did he mean by that?" Inuyasha asked.

'Could he actually like his brother?' Kagome wondered. She left the ht for a moment and was met by…

"Why you-"

SMACK

Miroku had a grin on his face as well as a red hand-print. Kagome shook her head. 'Miroku will never learn.' She looked around to make sure everything was fine. What surprised her a little were Rin and Sesshomaru. The young lord was sitting under a nearby tree with Rin cuddled next to him. Kagome smiled. 'They seem content.' She re-entered the hut to spend the night with Inuyasha.

Sesshomaru wrapped his right arm around Rin, who wrapped both arms around him. 'I should not be content right now considering the circumstances, but I am.'

Suddenly …

Both Inuyasha and Sesshomaru woke up, terrified. Inuyasha's yell had scared Shippo and Kagome and startled Sango, Miroku, and Kirara. He was panting from the nightmare as he thought of it.

"What's wrong, Inuyasha?" Kagome asked, sleepily.

"Nothing. It was just a nightmare."

THE WESTERN LANDS

A yell awoke the inhabitants of the castle. Rin and Jaken rushed to Sesshomaru's room.

"My Lord!"

"Sesshomaru-sama!"Sesshomaru was standing near his window with his back to his two companions."Are you alright, my Lord?" Rin asked.

"Yes, Rin. Is there something you need?"

"No, my Lord. I just heard a yell."

"I did not hear anything. You must have been dreaming."

"But I heard it too, my Lord!"

"Jaken, take Rin back to her room and leave me."

"Yes, my Lord." The imp took the little girl back the way they came.

Sesshomaru took a deep breath. 'It was just a nightmare.'