Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha or Final Fantasy VII. They belong to their rightful creators so don't sue me.

AN: This one-shot takes place a little bit after FFVII Advent Children. This is also a challenge given by MasterLenx to compete for her Beta-Reader.

Hope you enjoy!

I'd also like to note that Kagome is nineteen years old in this. And that this had been revised with spelling corrections, grammar, and a song that better suits the ending.


So Close Yet So Far

Kagome's P.O.V.

There was a lot of loud music and dancing from where I sat at one of the many clubs of Midgar, Seventh Heaven to be precise (AN: Tifa's bar.). A group of my new friends brought me here to celebrate my promotion. But the only thing that caught my full attention was he… dancing without a care in the world as I sat with my fellow Turk friend, Elena and our leader Tseng.

I sighed wistfully. Even though we work together under the same boss, working side by side, despite that we're friends… I can't help but feel the way I do for him even after how my heart was broken by Inuyasha.

What did Inuyasha do this time, you ask?

Well… it all started after we had defeated Naraku…

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Right before my friends and I even started to celebrate our victory from the evil hanyou's death and the completion of the Shikon no Tama, Inuyasha just attacked me. Slashing at my back, tearing through the muscle. While all this was happening, I had Shippó in my arms. Due to me hugging my kit before Inuyasha struck me.

Miroku, Sango, Kouga, and Sesshoumaru were too far away… they wouldn't be able to get to me in time. Kirara was already by my side and was able to ward Inuyasha off. I was so in a daze, that I could barely hear Sango ordering Kirara to get Shippó and me to the well. I felt someone hefting me onto Kirara, feeling cold, feminine hands steadying me on Kirara's back.

It was Kikyou who helped me get on Kirara.

Sometime before we battled Naraku, Kikyou and I became close friends. The un-dead priestess trained me with my Miko energy where Miroku and Kaede were not able to while I had cast a spell that was able to bring her back to life with a new soul that was equally strong to mine. A compromising friendship, if you ask me.

Coming out of my daze, I felt Kikyou grab a hold of the jewel from around my neck before Kirara sprinted off to the direction of the Bone-Eater's Well making the chain that held the jewel.

Everything went by in a blur. Shippó held onto me for dear life as I held him close with my left arm securely wrapped around him with my right handing on to Kirara's golden fur. Just as the well came into view, Kirara made a giant leap towards it flying through it. While traveling through the rift of time, I noticed that the sparkling misty blue I was so used to seeing began to turn into a shimmering green with glowing threads that looked as if they were braiding themselves together. And I could've sworn that I heard Kikyou's voices saying, "Be happy Kagome… be safe…" before I had passed out from blood loss.

(AN: Even though I'm not really a big Kikyo fan, I'm willing to change Kikyo's role in some of my stories)

When I had come too, I felt a little stiff and sore due to the injury that Inu-Temé had given me in my back. I could faintly feel the stitches that were holding the torn skin together. The muscles on my back that were torn, I felt had already mended while I was unconscious. Groaning, I tried to stretch my stiff body with out busting the stitches that were holding my skin. I could picture myself stretching like a cat, since I was lying on my stomach.

After that thought had crossed my mind, I heard someone, male to be technical, chuckling. As if amused by my simple action. Squinting my eyes from the bright light as I had opened them, I could barely make out that someone was sitting next to me… someone who was definitely male. Even if my vision was blurry, I could make out that the guy was dressed in casual clothes. A white muscle shirt and black pants.

With a few blinks and a good rub on the eyes, my vision cleared as I caught a glimpse of the guy. I had almost stopped breathing at the sight of him. He was very handsome, I admit, with a beautiful yet masculine face, piercing blue eyes that were a lighter shade than my own sapphire ones, and spiky hair that had a very gorgeous vivid color that contrasted his eyes. I had almost failed to notice the red stripes on the sides of his face, on his cheekbones. He had looked to be somewhere to be a year to three years older than me, but the feel of his aura… it felt like he was a boy in his late teens, a party animal, someone who was hungry for action; someone who didn't like sitting around.

Answering my silent questions, he said that I had been unconscious for three days since he the day he found me still lying on Kirara's back, bleeding to death. He even told me where I was along with telling me who he was.

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That had been about eight months ago. During the first of those months, I had told him of who I was and where I came from. Although, I had dreaded that he would somehow think I was mental. But in the end, he seriously believed me without judging me or looking at me strangely. When telling him about my adventures in the Sengoku Jidai, he was like a talent-hungry child.

But… when telling him about how I had received my injuries, after the final battle, I couldn't help but shed tears as I told him what happened. When he held me in his gentle embrace, I wept. I wept from the hurt of Inuyasha's betrayal, the worry of my friends, and the loss of never being able to see my friends and family again. As I did, he just held me close to him. Giving me a shoulder to cry on and what comfort he was able to offer. And for that I was grateful.

After I was healed with my back possessing scar tissue from the wounds that Inuyasha gave me, he introduced me to his fellow co-workers and his boss. They were all very kind, and I especially liked Elena's company. Rufus ShinRa, his boss, I noticed whenever I was in the room was a real sweet talker. He was good-looking, yes, and I found him attractive I admit, but he didn't interest me as much as my savior did.

The leader of the Turks, Tseng kind of reminded me of Sesshoumaru with his personality when we first met. But as time passed, I found out he was a sweet guy who lost someone he liked (AN: Aeris, for those of you who don't remember, just plain forgot, or just don't know).

Now Rude, you ask? Although he appeared to be a rough looking guy, I found out that he was real big softy whenever he saw Shippó or Kirara in the same room. I also found out that he and my savior were very close friends.

Soon after I officially became my new red-haired buddy's roommate and started training to be a Turk, I was also able to meet the members of the renowned AVALANCHE. Cloud reminded me of Inuyasha a bit of how easily he's able to take the bait from someone who wants to fight him.

Tifa was cool and we became fast friends.

Cid was a pretty interesting guy with a good knowledge on mechanics, despite the crude language he uses even around children. Which I automatically hit him over the head for when started cursing around my Shippó and Marlene.

Barret was a cool guy, too with his right arm being mechanical and able to turn into some sort of firearm. What really had me connect with him was that he unquestioningly adopted Marlene as his daughter. Much like I did when I adopted Shippó as my own.

Vincent was a pretty mysterious guy who used to be a Turk until he had met Cloud, which I found out from Tifa. He also reminded me of Sesshoumaru on how cold he appeared to be. But I could see that he was a sweet and kind man with a dark past. While I had talked to him every now and then, I had found out that he used to have a girlfriend. In result from losing her, he became cold and almost distant from those around him. Although he still seemed cold, he wasn't distant when it came to those in AVALANCHE. And he was especially considerate when it came to children; I noticed when he's in Marlene, Denzel, and Shippó's presence.

Cait Sith, with the crown on his head, looked like he was making an imitation for "King of The Cats, " in my opinion. And I guess he could be a bit annoying with his Irish accent (or was it Scottish?). And Red XIII was a very intelligent wolf/dog hybrid creature that used to be named Nanaki. And was also thought to be the only species of his kind. I admit that I was surprised when I first heard him speak for the first time, but all the while fascinated.

And lastly, there's Yuffie. Although a year younger than me, for some odd reason I can't get along with the Materia-Crazed Kunoichi (AN: Female ninja. I got that from watching the Original Japanese version of Naruto). While trying to at least be friendly with her, it's as if she's disgusted with me. Like, when I had offered to shake her hand? She just looked at it as if it was diseased. I don't know what caused her to be so hostile toward me… although… I had a feeling it had a lot to do with the man I had come with to meet them.

She was in love with him… and saw me as competition, an obstacle to win him over. That brought back memories of whenever I saw Inuyasha with Kikyou. I now knew how Yuffie felt toward the Red-haired Turk… but unlike me she was willing to fight tooth and nail for him rather than sitting around while someone she didn't know take her love interest right from under her nose.

Someone tapping on my shoulder brought me out of my stole down memory lane. I looked to see that it was he, smiling at me and offering me to dance with him. Taking a hold of his offered hand, he led me the dance floor. A slow song started to flow through the speakers. The both of us started to sway with the music… the tempo beautiful and soothing yet depressing. The lyrics of the song reminding me of my pain from Inuyasha's betrayal and the pain I felt from not telling my secret love how much he meant to me.

(Chorus)
Have you ever loved somebody so much
It makes you cry
Have you ever needed something so bad
You can't sleep at night
Have you ever tried to find the words
But they don't come out right
Have you ever, have you ever

But I knew that it was impossible to turn back time, to change things between Inuyasha and me… because all he ever saw in me was a copy, a shard detector, and a nuisance. I was just a piece of dirt to him that stuck to the bottom of his foot. And even if I found a way back to the Sengoku Jidai, I knew that he would kill me without a second thought.

Have you ever been in love
Been in love so bad
You'd do anything to make them understand
Have you ever had someone steal your heart away
You'd give anything to make them feel the same
Have you ever searched for words to get you in their heart
But you don't know what to say
And you don't know where to start

But through all of the pain and loss I went through, my red-haired secret love was there for me.

(Chorus)
Have you ever loved somebody so much
It makes you cry
Have you ever needed something so bad
You can't sleep at night
Have you ever tried to find the words
But they don't come out right
Have you ever, have you ever

He gave me a shoulder to cry on. Hugged me when I need support and comfort. He was able to cheer me up with a simple smile or a goofy face.

Have you ever found the one
You've dreamed of all of your life
You'd do just about anything to look into their eyes
Have you finally found the one you've given your heart to
Only to find that one won't give their heart to you
Have you ever closed your eyes and
Dreamed that they were there
And all you can do is wait for the day when they will care

He took care of me when I was injured and bedridden. And even after I was fully healed, he gave me a place to stay and helped me take care of Shippó whenever I needed some me time to relax.

(Chorus)
Have you ever loved somebody so much
It makes you cry
Have you ever needed something so bad
You can't sleep at night
Have you ever tried to find the words
But they don't come out right
Have you ever, have you ever

I owe him so much that words can't express how grateful I am to him. He took Shippó, Kirara, and me into his home and treated my wounds when he could've just left me to die, leave Shippó orphaned, and Kirara a stray. He did everything he could to make sure that we were comfortable and made sure we understood everything we could about his world.

What do I gotta do to get you in my arms baby
What do I gotta say to get to your heart
To make you understand how I need you next to me
Gotta get you in my world
'Cuz baby I can't sleep

He welcomed us with open arms, accepting us in a world that we were strangers to. Outsiders. For all that he did, I owed him everything I was able to give.

(Chorus)
Have you ever loved somebody so much
It makes you cry
Have you ever needed something so bad
You can't sleep at night
Have you ever tried to find the words
But they don't come out right
Have you ever, have you ever

But the one thing I would never be able give to him… were the words of how felt about him. Even if he knew how much I loved him, I don't know how he would react. And I'd be damned if I made him uncomfortable or scared him away. I didn't want Yuffie to go through the same predicament I went through whenever I saw Inuyasha with Kikyou in his arms. And I also didn't want to risk getting hurt again… to have my heart broken again.

If my red-haired savior and secret love returned Yuffie's feelings, then I won't stand in the way. I would just love him from a distance.

'Reno… if only I could tell you… how much you mean to me…' I thought as the music started to fade and a single tear trailed down my cheek from my head resting on Reno's should.

Reno… my second love… the love I could never have even if I had the courage to tell him what I felt. But, to me, his happiness was worth my pain… even if I have to love him from afar.


Yes, the FFVII character was Reno. So there you have it. I hope you guys enjoyed it.

Please R&R. It would be much appreciated. And also, tell me if you want a sequel One-shot except in Reno's point of view.

Kurama'sFoxyMiko