Kikyo awoke from the sound of the alarm. She reached over and shut it off before sitting up in bed. It was almost 7:30 which meant she needed to quickly get dressed. She rolled out of bed and started for her closet to find something to wear. Today was the first day back to school after summer break and she was now an entering senior. This was also her first day to a new school so she wanted to look presentable. She stared at all of her clothing for several minutes until finally she decided on some dressy black slacks and a red, fishnet top. She decided to wear her hair hanging down and to accessorize, she added the necklace and matching ear rings that her grandmother had given her for her birthday. It was a beautiful chain necklace with a beautiful purple orb as a pendant. Perfect. When Kikyo finished dressing, she kissed her sister's cheek before hurrying down the stairs. She grabbed her knapsack then headed out the door.
She only lived about three blocks from the schools and so she decided it would be best to walk. Besides, she wanted some time to do a little bit of thinking. She had had the strangest dream the last night. There were several people in it but she hadn't a clue who they were. The whole dream seemed real and yet surreal at the same time. Those faces seem so real to me and a part of me feel like I was really there… Kikyo had not been paying attention to where she was going and ran right into somebody else.
"Why don't you watch where you're going chick or am I going to have to…" He looked down at the person who'd ran into him and his heart started to pound. She had the most beautiful almond eyes he'd ever seen and she was beautiful – very beautiful. Her long dark hair complimented her flawless pale skin perfectly. Her beautiful eyes suddenly turned sad and she looked as if she were going to cry. She stood to her feet and bowed politely.
"I'm so sorry sir. I should have been paying more attention. I…I promise not to get in your way again." She hurried past him and started off up the street. Inuyasha didn't know why but he felt the need to follow her.
"Uh…wait. Please!" he shouted. "Please don't go." She stopped in her tracks and turned to face the handsome male. Yes, he was quite handsome. He was wearing a red polo shirt and some khaki pants that went quite nicely with his timbs. His hair was long, dark and wavy complimenting is eyes quite nicely. She had no idea when he managed to get so close to her. She just knew that he was now so close she could smell his light and refreshing cologne. He reached up and cupped one side of her face, looking deep into her eyes. Immediately both were hit with a slight feeling of knowing. It was so freaky that Kikyo almost ran away. Then again, even if she wanted to run she felt as though she was too weak to run. His eyes…his touch had completely captivated her. His hand left the side of her face to trace the necklace around her neck. He picked up the jewel staring at it, completely captivated by the way it seemed to shine.
"Uh…it was a gift from my grandmother…in case you were wondering," he managed. He met her eyes again and smiled.
"What's your name?"
"Kik…yo. I like it."
"Oh and my name is Inuyasha."
"Inu…yasha. It suits you."
"Yeah I…I guess," he answered. He never once took his eyes off of her and Kikyo could feel her face heating up. "Kikyo?"
"Please don't be mad at me after this." She didn't have time to register what he said. He leaned forward and placed his lips on hers. The shock that went through both their bodies was unreal. Inuyasha wrapped his arms tighter around her and explored her mouth as if he'd been starved of her. Kikyo clung to him for dear life getting lost in his kiss. When they finally broke apart, they just stood there staring at one another for they both had a strange feeling.
"Kikyo…I…God Kikyo I love you!" Tears were streaming down his face as he pulled her close. He remembered. He remembered everything…or so he thought, but he knew. Somehow he just knew in his heart that he loved her. Kikyo looked up into his eyes with the same knowing look.
"I…I don't know how or why Inuyasha but I'm sure I love you too. That dream I had last night. You were in it. I know you were but I thought I died…"
"I had the same dream Kikyo and if…and if all of it really were real then I think we were given a second chance. Naraku. That's the one name I've been hearing in my dreams for almost a year now…I think…but none of that matters anymore because you're here. I feel…right now I feel so overjoyed. It's as if you've been the missing link in my life."
"I don't really understand any of it myself but I think…I just feel…"
"Kikyo! Inuyasha!" The two new friends looked up to see two more familiar faces coming their way.
"Sango? Miroku? Is it really you?"
"Yeah and man, I don't know about you guys but I have a strange feeling of déjà vu," Miroku added.
"Yeah I know. Us too," he replied. "So did all of us have the same freaky dream last night?" Inuyasha asked.
"I guess so but…if we all dreamed the same thing then what about the others? Kaede…"
"No Sango. I doubt she'd remember anything being that she was an old woman," Kikyo concluded.
"Alright. But then what about Sesshomaru? He was there. I remember everything," Sango added. "Before I blacked out I saw him holding the shikon jewel."
"The thing around your neck Kikyo. I saw it too and…shikon jewel?" Miroku asked.
"Yeah. I believe it was called the shikon no tama but I…don't ask how I know ok. I just know."
"It seems like we're all starting to remember things but in bits and pieces," Kikyo added. "I just…something's bothering me though."
"What wrong Kikyo?" Inuyasha asked.
"I…I know I died in that dream. I died and yet…the last thing I clearly remember was…"
"Inuyasha. Just what the hell are you and your new geeky friends up to now?" Kikyo quickly turned around to see another familiar face gazing at her. There eyes connected briefly before he looked away smirking at his younger brother.
"Sesshomaru…what do you want? No one invited you over here," Inuyasha grumbled.
"I couldn't help but notice the beautiful young lady that you were groping and I came to ask if she was confused. No one in their right mind would let you touch them like that." Inuyasha pulled Kikyo closer and kissed her cheek.
"You're just jealous because she's mine and not yours," he smirked. Sesshomaru felt like a dagger was sent flying through his heart and for a split second he was sure Kikyo felt his pain. He composed himself and shrugged.
"Whatever. Now I believe we have to get to class now."
"Wait a second Sesshomaru. I have a question to ask you."
"Then ask away little brother."
"Did you by chance have a strange dream last night?" Sesshomaru stared at his brother with a blank look on his face. Sure I had the same dream except it wasn't a dream. It was real. Very real and yet…He met Kikyo's eyes and his heart skipped a beat. Everything that had happened was because he learned to love. She had taught him how to love and although he hated to give her away, this was right. This was the way it was supposed to be. Sesshomaru smiled before shrugging his shoulder.
"I slept good last night. No dreams. No worries. No nothing."
"But Sesshomaru, are you sure?" Miroku asked. "You were in our dreams last night and…"
"Please don't say that ever again Miroku. I don't swing that way."
"Let it go Miroku. Maybe he didn't dream last night. You forget. Sesshomaru has no heart," Inuyasha mumbled.
"You're right. I don't now if you'll excuse me, I'll be on my way." Sesshomaru turned and walked off leaving his brother and his friends behind. I remember everything Kikyo and yes, I am kind of jealous of my brother. However, I couldn't be more happy with the way things turned out. Just a small price to pay for your happiness. You are going to live a happy life Kikyo. Happily ever after the way that it should be.
AN: The reason you don't hear any more from Kagome or Haku is because they aren't alive yet. Kikyo and Kagome cannot exist at the same time but don't fret. She too will live a happy life as well when she's born. Inuyasha and his friends don't remember everything but they remember some things. Only Sesshomaru knows what really happened. It was a small price to pay for Kikyo's happiness. Technically, as Kaede stated in an earlier chapter, you have to give a life to save a life but because Sesshomaru's heart had been made pure, instead of giving up his life, he bears the burden of the memories. This also works out perfectly because Sesshomaru told all these stories to Kaede. Thus the entire split worlds tied together perfectly. Oh yeah, and Kaagra doesn't exist because she's a part of Naraku. I think that's all then.
Inuyasha: "So it's really over huh?"
Kikyo: "Yeah it is and I am very happy. I finally got to live a full life with my love."
Inuyasha: "Yeah. This is the way it should have been to begin with. Damn Takahashi."
Kikyo: "I know but all is well now. Thank you Nefatiri for reuniting me with my love and for making Sesshomaru loveable."
Inuyasha: "Huh? Sesshomaru loveable? Did I miss something?"
Kikyo: "Nope." -winks at Nefatiri-
Me: "Everything's fine Inuyasha. Anyway, special thanks goes out to the folowing people: katana_soma-demon girl, REX-king, BakaKenshin, 1smartblonde, wrenbailey, Nesha1, animepl0x, crescentbellflower, Bajo la lluvia y estrellas, Cold Kikyo, Atratus Animus, InuKik4Ever, Chrysolite Heart, and xFloWerGurLx. You guys took the time to read and review, giving my story a chance and for that I owe you lots of thanks. If it wasn't for you guys I would have abandoned the fic a long time ago. You guys encouraged me and hung with me even though I failed to update miserably in a timely manner. For all of you that reviewed anonymously, thank you too and for those who read and couldn't review, I also thank you. And my final thanks goes to Takahashi because had he not killed Kikyo, this story would have never been written."