Let Her Live

By: AquaWater99

Genre: Family

Rating: T

(Author's note: This chapter could not have been in the slightest way made if not for Silent Scribe. A stranger, not familiar to me in any recognizable way... Silent Scribe, if you are reading this, know that every day, I think of you and await your replies. Actually, to tell the truth, the mere thought of your friendship got me through several hardships. I'm not kidding in any possible way!!! But most importantly, domo arigatou gozaimasu for all those ideas and emails!! Everyone else, learn from her!!! Silent Scribe, if I'm embarrassing you, don't worry, it's almost over.).

Again, Silent Scribe let me write this chapter with a few sentences, but it turned to a myriad of ideas.

So she deserves it!! I dedicate this fourth taiyoukai stripe to you, Silent Scribe!! Enjoy!!!)

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I will let her live.

Sesshomaru watched Rin frolic in a field of wild flowers, bathed in striking sunlight. Her joyous laugh fit perfectly with the bright red, orange, pink, and yellow of the flowers. Jaken squawked along, jabbering his endless lecture that if Rin was hurt, he would have to face Sesshomaru-sama's wrath. Unbeknownst to them, their warden was already present, concealed behind thick tree trunks.

I will let her live. She will see the bright expanse of colors, the feeling of freedom. Away from all bloodshed and filth,
she shall know love. I will make sure of that.

Stepping into the open, Sesshomaru dropped his disguise, and immediately came into the sight of Rin and Jaken.

"Sesshomaru-sama! You're back!! I missed you!" A wide smile came to Rin's face as she caught sight of her lord.

She skipped over, and handed Sesshomaru a beautiful bouquet of flowers, all of them waving lightly in the mild breeze, with droplets of water dancing off them. Sesshomaru looked at them, his outward self showing blankness, but inside, he was bursting with a kind of immense, unfamiliar feeling, similar to love, but much, much stronger.

"Let's go."

Five years later...

"Tasukete, Sesshomaru-sama!!" Shrieked a voice that had come to be familiar to Sesshomaru for five years.

Sighing inwardly, Sesshomaru leaped off the branch he'd been leaning/sitting on, and with a single swipe, tore the youkai that had confronted Rin into pieces in one second.

Lately, there had been no shortage of youkai meeting Rin, mostly because of her monthly bleeding. Sesshomaru was starting to really tire of it.

"Come," Sesshomaru glided away, his legs giving him tall and elegant steps. Rin hurried to her lord's side, as Jaken and Ah-Un met up with them.

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"We will stop here for the night," Sesshomaru sat down, and immediately started staring at the moon, his usual routine.

After a few minutes of sleep, Jaken was already snoring away. Despite that, silence still managed to force itself over to the area where Rin and Sesshomaru were. Suddenly, a voice broke the continuous silence.

"Sesshomaru-sama, why do you always stare at the moon?" Rin had been wondering this question since the first night she'd been with Sesshomaru.

Sesshomaru did not reply. Minutes passed. Blinking with shock, Sesshomaru felt Rin snuggle up on his mokomoko, and yawn quietly. Tilting his head a little, Sesshomaru shifted a little closer to Rin, offering her his body heat.

I still remember that day. The day I promised myself Rin would live. Did I fulfill my promise?

Sesshomaru looked over to Rin, snuggled up on his mokomoko, a strand of black hair over her nose, lifting whenever she breathed out, and a content smile on her thirteen year-old face. He considered, and then decided.

I have done well.

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Translations:

domo arigatou gozaimasu: thank you so much

mokomoko: Sesshomaru's fluff that always hangs over his shoulder

-sama: used for extremely respected people

taiyoukai: great demon

tasukete: help!

youkai: demon

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(Author's note: I'm really sad to say good-bye to this story. I enjoyed making up ideas for it. Of course, you helped a lot,
Silent Scribe. Come on now, don't blush! Anyway, I hoped all you readers enjoyed the four stripes. I'm not going to even ask or demand for reviews, because right now, I'm just really content with this chapter. Still, reviews are welcome, but it's your choice, as always. And now, AquaWater99, signing out.)