Disclaimer: I do not own inuyasha...sadly. Rumiko Takashi does.

Chapter 1

"Whew." Kagome said after all the preparations were set up. "That took alot of my energy."

It was Kagome's 18th birthday and her mother was helping her set up the decorations and prepare the food. Kagome was making her way to the sink to clean up some dishes, when she noticed a hint of red right outside her window. Silver hair-white dog ears- Kagome ran the opposite way to the door and opened it. She saw a blur of red, and then he was there, in front of her. Looming over her, he looked into her eyes. "I'm back."

They embraced eachother with a big hug, and she led him inside the house. "Mama, Inuyahsa's here." she yelled. Her mother came peeking around the corner, a grin spreading across her face at the sight of the hanyou. Kagome smiled. 'I'm so happy to see him. everything is perfect now.' she silently thought.

Kagome's mother made her way to Inuyasha and gave him a tight squeeze. "Welcome back" she whispered. Inuyasha's face reddened.

Inuyasha then smiled. He was nervous on his way here. He didn't know if Kagome would be angry at him coming uninvited. He knew this 'celebration' thing was important to her, and he didn't want to ruin it for her. But as soon as he glanced over to Kagome, all worries from his mind dissipated.

"I'm so glad your here, Inuyasha." she said with something in her eyes... was it...no it couldnt be...

"Feh." was all he could come up with. He was planning on doing it tonight, finally telling Kagome how he really felt. He found out himself only a year before. With all those conflicting emotions, he finally took the time to sort them out, and realized he was clinging to Kikyou because he wanted someone to love, and love him back. She was the first person he ever really loved, aside from his mother. Then she was gone. Kikyou too. He wasn't going to lose Kagome. It was her he loved, her he wanted, needed. He had to tell her.

"Kagome, do you think we could go for a walk?"

"Um, yeah, sure. Let me just tell my mom. Wait for me by the door?"


"O.k." Kagome made her way to her mother. "We'll be back in 10." she told her. She grabbed a hat for Inuyasha, and plopped it on his head. Then they left.

The two walked along the sidewalks. It was midday and guests wouldn't start arriving till sundown. Kagome was glad Inuyasha showed up. She was worried he wasn't going to.

Inuyasha was eager to know when Kagome would be returning to the Fuedal Era with him once again. He wanted her to stay there with him, always...His thoughts were interupted when Kagome spoke.

"I almost thought you weren't going to come." Kagome whispered, she said it more to herself than outloud.

"Feh. You don't have any faith in me, do you?"

"No Inuyasha I...I just thought you might have been busy..."

"I'm always busy. But I'm here in this disgusting Era, aren't I?"

"Well you don't have to be so rude about it! I was just saying it surprised me - " She was interupted when Inuyasha lashed out.

"What? I'm not allowed to surprise the shard detector?" He was heated.

"I WAS TRYING TO SAY THANK YOU!!!!! OSWARI!!!" She screamed. Kagome had had enough.She let the tears, that were so violenty trying to keep inside, fall. She stormed off into the direction of her house, unaccompanied by the hanyou face down in the ground.

"Your welcome!" he yelled back when the spell wore off.

Kagome was heading home in angry steps. "He always has to fight with me! I love it when we get along. I love--" she stopped mid-sentece. Was she really going to say she loved Inuyasha? She sniffled and wiped the tears from her eyes. She continued on with her train of thought from before. "I love it when we get along." She sighed. "Why can't we today?" Kagome walked back into her home.


Inuyasha felt horrible. He really did hate fighting with Kagome. He loved it when they could talk and laugh, not scream and yell. Even more he hated seeing her cry, making her cry. How he wished he could go to her now, and apologize. It would all be for nothing. Even if she did forgive him, they would end up fighting later. But the image of him fighting with Kagome seemed more pleasant that being away from her. At least he'd be with her.

He sighed, he'd return back to her house now. He started back, and saw someone up ahead. He knew that scent. How he depised it. 'Hojo'.

Hojo kept pacing down the street. Kagome's friends told him about Kagome's birthday celebration, and they invited him. He couldn't wait to see Kagome. He hadn't talked to her in a while, since school was over and everything. He really wanted to be with Kagome. To tell her his dreams of being with her. But there was something different about Kagome now. The way she would stare off into empty space, murmering to herself. There was something in her eys when she would think like that. Whatever she about must make her really happy. It might be another guy. Hojo cringed at that thought. That's what he was afraid of.

He had heard of this "Inuyasha" fellow. He had overheard one of Kagome's friends, who said Kagome accidentaly slipped that name out once. He was determined to find out who he was.

He was sick and tired of playing Mr. nice guy. Hojo was always bringing ointments and pain relievers to Kagome, always polite when Kagome would suddenly walk out of a date her friends set up for them. Kagome was going to be his. This he was certain of. Once he had her, he wouldn't have to play around anymore. He'd show her she would be lucky to be seen with such a great guy as himself. Kagome was going to be his...no matter what it takes...whether she liked it or not.

He turned the corner, and now he was on the street that led to Kagome's home. He heard a noise behind him, and turned to inspect it, but it was too late. There was no one there. "Hmmmmm..." he said under his breath. He turned back around and stopped. There was something blocking him, someone blocking him. He stepped back and saw a man all in red, silver hair, and golden eyes.

Note: So what do you think? O.k. for the first chapter? (It's my first fanfic) Ahhhhh please review?