Love and Responsibility
This is NOT the same Love and Responsibility that I had posted at one time. This is different. I am completely rewriting it, because it was deleted off of my computer.
This fan fiction will be somewhat like An Unbreakable Love, but the original version of this story was written before An Unbreakable Love. I thought that because An Unbreakable Love is past it's young days that you might want something like this to read.
Summary: Inuyasha and Kagome finally confess their feelings for one another. They have to work together to defeat a new foe, all the while trying to deal with the original conflict of their relationship. Kagome gets pregnant. It's to bad she's only sixteen. The two are caught in a web of love and responsibility.
(Will contain lemons)
Warning: Sexual Content; Offensive Language; Violence
Rating: M for Mature
Couple: Inuyasha and Kagome (Based)
Miroku and Sango
Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha or any of the characters associated with the series.
Chapter 1: I'll Always Protect You
"This sucks!" Kagome hollered out her dismay. With a quick, rough toss her Geometry textbook went hauling through the air, landing with a rough thud beside the sorry. 'Darn, it missed.' Kagome exhaled slowly trying to forget the aggravations of teaching yourself mathematics. "I hate math!"
"Will you quiet down, woman?" Inuyasha glared at Kagome from his position adjacent to her. "You've been complaining all day!" Of course he knew why that was. Kagome was in heat. Women were always cranky when they went into heat.
The miko (priestess) stared at him for a long moment, anger thick in the air. The half demon (hanyou) gulped back in regret. He should not have raised his voice to her when she was being so damn cranky.
"You're right, Inuyasha." Kagome's stern and serious gaze dropped. For a moment the irritation in the air dropped. Inuyasha's ears perked up in bewilderment. 'I am?' "I have been complaining all day." Kagome pulled over her yellow bag from behind her. She opened the flap without a word and began to rummage through it. "Si-" With the beginning of the word Inuyasha's eyes were forced to widen. He knew it was to good to be true.
Before anyone knew what was happening, Kagome was cutting herself off with a sigh and standing up. She patted the back of school uniform's skirt to remove any dirt.
"Kagome?" Sango whispered in surprise.
"I'm going for a walk." Kagome ambled her way towards the woods.
"What do you mean? Where are you going?" Inuyasha feared how she would reply. This was not the time to twist her buttons.
"No where special. You can sniff me out if you want to find me." The miko didn't even stop her walking as she spoke. She disappeared into the shade of trees.
"What's with Kagome?" Shippo jumped away from Kirara and over to Inuyasha's side.
"Perhaps Lady Kagome has just been having a bad day." Miroku suggested, stirring the ramen noodles, which boiled in a pot over a hot fire.
Sango had to agree with the monk. Kagome was definitely having an off day. That morning she had been awoken by Shippo accidentally dropping his bowel of steaming soup. Only a short time after they began their days walk to find the jewel, a large frog had hopped in front of her uninvited. She was so taken aback that she had fallen back into a cold stream. After that she had hooked her finger while trying to cast a rod. She had then burned her finger while trying to cook the fish. She had tripped into a thorn bush after that. To make matters worse she couldn't understand any of her homework.
"Shouldn't you go after her Inuyasha?" Shipped quizzed the half demon who had yet to remove his gaze from the direction Kagome had headed off in. Inuyasha blinked back to reality, coming to look at the kitsune.
"Keh! She needs time to cool off." He crossed his arms, obviously unhappy with that notion.
"Inuyasha's right, Shippo. It's best that we give Kagome some time on her own." Sango held out a bowl for soup.
Kagome kicked the first large rock she came across, picturing Inuyasha's head. She immediately wished she had not done that. Moaning, she grabbed a hold on her bruising foot.
"Owe..." When the pain began to reside, she slowly let go of her sore limb. She had been acting foolish lately. 'Today is just not my day.' She frowned. 'I'm such a fool. I shouldn't be taking all of my anger out on Inuyasha... or a rock.'
She reluctantly began to walk again, heading past trees quickly. She wanted to get as far away from the campsite as possible. She need to clear her mind, or at least organize her thoughts. If she had been paying closer attention to the things around her none of those misfortunes would have taken place. Her mind was to warped by Inuyasha's body to think straight.
She had never thought of Inuyasha in the way that she was at the moment before. She was just getting older. She knew she wasn't thinking anything unnatural by wondering what Inuyasha looked like without that haori. She just didn't really like thinking that way. She wasn't a pervert like Miroku and she surely didn't want to become one. 'I just need time away from this era. I have to restock my supplies anyway. It's not like we've got any leads on Naraku.' She missed her family anyway. Inuyasha would understand. She hoped...
That settled it. It was to late into the night to head back now, but she would go back to her own time in the morning. They were only a couple miles away from Kaede's. Kirara would fly her back and in return she'd repay the feline demon with cat treats when she returned. She needed at least two days away, just to rest and relax. Not to mention, she had to retrieve some of her missed work.
"I guess I should go back now that I've come up with a plan." Kagome twisted on her heals, beginning to walk in the opposite direction. She had probably been walking for under ten minutes. That others were probably eating already.
Inuyasha angrily slurped his ramen broth. As usual he had promptly stuffed his face with food and finished it before the others. He hadn't noticed just how hard he slammed down his bowel. It shattered under his grip. 'Oops...' That would not please Kagome.
"Inuyasha, you should be more careful." Sango frowned towards her friend.
"I know, alright?" Inuyasha was digging and burying the evidence within moments.
"I do believe Kagome will notice a missing bowl." Miroku advised wisely, pulling up noodles with his chopsticks.
"So, it's not like I'm afraid of her or anything." Inuyasha patted the dirt that covered the broken shards of glass.
"Sure..." Shippo rolled his eyes.
"AHHH!" A female's scream echoed through the trees, reaching the ears of the feasting group. Inuyasha's head flew up, glancing towards the direction Kagome had headed off in. 'Kagome!' His heart jumped in his chest. He had been to busy worrying about what she would say about a broken bowl to pay any attention to where she was and what enemies were around her.
"That was Kagome." Sango placed her soup down, as did Miroku and Shippo. All of them arose in haste.
"Damn." Inuyasha jumped off before the others even had a chance to mount a transformed Kirara. He was jolting through the trees, ignoring any thorn bushes in his wake. He could smell the scent of a demon. Horribly, he could also smell Kagome's blood. He was relieved to know that there was not much, but very unhappy that there was any at all.
Kagome dropped unto her buttocks, clutching her wounded arm. How hadn't she sensed that coming? 'I forgot my bow and arrows.' Kagome looked up toward the demon the stood before her. 'It must be weak.' The priestess crawled backwards reluctantly. 'I'll just have to run. Hopefully it's slow.' Kagome scrambled to her feet and was running away from the demon, in the opposite direction of camp, in a matter of seconds.
She didn't dare look back. She could hear the hard pounding of footsteps behind her. 'Or is that my heart?' She didn't bother to think about it. She just needed to get away. She couldn't make a big deal out of such a scrawny looking reptilian demon. 'I think the footsteps are closing in.' Kagome dodged a tree in her wake and jumped over a boulder that reached her knees.
"Where am I running!" Her question was soon answered when she found herself halting to a stop at the edge of a cliff. 'This is just great!' As if her day hadn't been terrible enough already.
She stared down into the bottomless pit. 'I wonder where that leads.' She gulped back a ball of fear in her throat. She didn't even want to turn around. 'Which is better? Getting eaten by a over sized lizard, or falling into to your death?' She took a moment to think it over and realized that she didn't want to go any of those ways. 'I'm not going to die like this. No way!' She prepared herself to turn around by taking a deep breath.
Kagome slowly twisted her head and was shocked to the see the demons yellow eyes a mere three inches away from her face. She gasped in horror, stumbling backwards. 'Oh... no' Her foot slipped on the edge of the cliff. She tried to keep her balance, but before she knew it she was plummeting backwards.
She let out her second large scream of the evening. 'What a unheroic was to go.' She shut her eyes tight, her stomach twisted in the most wicked of ways. Could this really be the end.
"Kagome!" Inuyasha's bellowing caused a hopeful feeling in the pit of her stomach. She whispered his name.
"Inuyasha." Kagome hit a hard surface, causing all of her breath to escape her lungs. She opened her eyes, only to see a worried Sango staring down at her. "Huh?" She moved her hands. Fur rubbed up against her palms. She pulled herself up into a sitting position. "Kirara?"
"We heard you scream. Sorry we couldn't get here sooner." Behind Sango sat Miroku and Shippo.
"Thanks. I thought I was a goner." They landed ungracefully on the ground behind the drooling reptile.
"Kagome..." Inuyasha rushed to Kagome as she dismounted from Kirara. He sword was fully transformed in his right hand. "Are you okay?"
"I'm fine, but we've got to get rid of that demon." Inuyasha nodded, agreeing with the girl.
"This is nothing." Without a moments hesitation Inuyasha lift his sword in the air. He swung it down with full force. "Wind scar!" Lines of pure power and energy flew from the weapon, colliding with the demon. The lizard was crushed under the force and turned to dust before the eyes of the onlookers.
"I don't even need to be burned when I die." Kagome began. "I could just let you use your wind scar to turn me to ashes."
"You're not going to die, Kagome!" Inuyasha's eyes flashed fury and concern at once as his eyes locked with Kagome. Her mouth gapped open in surprise.
"Relax... It was a joke. I'm getting buried." She smiled in a teasing way. Inuyasha turned away from her huffing. Apparently he had been more worried for her than he had let off. "What are you getting so worked up about?" Her smile turned to a deep frown.
"Nothing. Don't flatter yourself."
"What are you talking about?" Her tone rose. Inuyasha ignored her, walking off towards their camping area.
Sango came up to her friend and placed a comforting hand on her shoulder. Kagome bit the inside of her cheek, feeling as if she had said or done something wrong to make Inuyasha act such a way.
"Don't worry about it Kagome. I'm sure he's just acting that way because he was worried."
"You're probably right." Kagome beamed towards her friends. "Well I'm tired." She clasped her hands together in an energetic way. "We should head on back now." The miko followed in the direction that her half demon companion had gone off in.
Sango, herself, was also about to follow, but Miroku's voice stopped her.
"We shouldn't follow?"
"Huh?" The demon slayer tilted her head in question, coming face to face with the monk. Miroku was smiling, almost lecherously.
"We should let them talk." Even if he might have meant that in a perverted way somehow, Sango understood. He was right. Those two really did need to talk alone. The last thing they needed was their friends interjecting in their love life.
"Why?" Shippo asked from his spot on the ground, beside a now untransformed Kirara.
"We'll explain it to you when you're older." Miroku took a seat on a nearby boulder. "Lets just let them be for now."
"As much as I hate to admit it, Miroku's right Shippo." Sango crossed her arms, raising her head up so that she could get a good look at the starry night. 'There should be a full moon tomorrow.' It was a beautiful early summer evening. It might have been romantic if it were not for Shippo, Kirara, and the fact that Miroku was a deviant.
"What should we do while we wait than?" Shippo whined. "I'm tired."
"You can go ahead and sleep beside Kirara. We'll wake you up in a little while."
In a little over five minutes Kagome was back at camp. Her chocolate robs wandered the small area, searching for her best friend and secret love. She frowned at the realization that he was no where in site.
"Inuyasha!" The priestess called out into the night. She wondered why her friends were not right behind her. What were they waiting for? "Inuyasha, where are you?"
"What do you want?" Kagome jumped at the rude and sudden voice that erupted from the trees. She turned quickly, looking up. There her hanyou sat, on a high thick branch. Most of his body was shaded in the green leaves.
"Oh, you scared me." She muttered. His powerful hearing picked up the words and he unhappily mumbled an apology. "Can you come down?"
"I want to talk?"
"There's nothing to talk about." She heard ruffling and in seconds Inuyasha had hopped down from the tree and was standing before her with a gruff expression.
"There is." She persisted. "You're acting a little off."
"I am not!" He seemed to be offended.
"Calm down. I didn't mean it in a bad way."
"You're an idiot." The words came out in a whisper, but Kagome heard them perfectly clear.
"What?" Her lips tightened angrily. "How dare you? Sit!" Kagome stomped over to her sleeping bag, leaving a moaning Inuyasha in her wake. 'Serves him right. I didn't do anything wrong.'
Inuyasha was on his feet and gliding over to Kagome before she could fully get comfortable in her sleeping bag.
"Kagome..." Inuyasha's voice had calmed somewhat. He seemed a little more nervous than anything else.
"What is it?" Kagome closed her eyes, resting her head on her pillow.
"You shouldn't have gone off on your own."
"It's not my fault!" Her eyes flew open in protest. They came to stare straight into the amber depths of Inuyasha's. He looked so concerned. She had to feel sorry for sitting him. She turned over and sat up, so she could face him right side up.
"I know." He mumbled, blushing under the moonlight. "I want you to know... I'll always protect you."
"I know, Inuyasha." Kagome smiled brightly. Suddenly she began to giggle. Inuyasha's eyes filled with perplexity.
"What's so funny?"
"Nothing, it's just..." She stopped her laughing, bring her hand up to Inuyasha's nose. "You're trying to look so serious, but you've got this glob of dirt on your face." She giggled again at his blushing and slowly began to rub away the dirt. Before she knew what was happening, she was leaning in closer and closer as she wiped his nose. Their lips were centimeters away from colliding.
"Miroku!" The scream came from deep in the forest. Kagome and Inuyasha jumped apart. "Lecher!"
"Damn Monk." Inuyasha whispered to low for Kagome to hear.
"Miroku must have touched Sango again." Kagome turned around and began to tuck herself into her sleeping bag. "Good night, Inuyasha."
"Good night, Kagome..." Inuyasha stood up and slowly slumped his way towards the tree he would rest in.
"Oh and thanks."
"For protecting me."
Don't you just hate when they're so close to kissing like that? It's like your own heart is pounding and your own stomach is twisting. It's such a disappointment when the feeling gets interrupted.
The original fan fiction Love and Responsibility was deleted.