Disclaimer: I don't own any of the InuYasha characters (though I really wish that I did…especially Sesshomaru!!).

To Mend a Broken Heart

Chapter 15

New chappie!

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Sesshomaru was walking out in front of the group with Kagome close by his side. The others had woken up to Kagome snuggled into the demon lord's lap; she was absently petting his fuzzy boa thing (does anybody know what that is?). They had moved away so as not to disturb the couple, but they were surprised.

When Sesshomaru woke up, so did Kagome and they kissed each other.

Now, in the front of the group, Sesshomaru told Kagome to go back with her friends while he checked something out. He had been having the strangest feelings that something was going to happen. Whether it was bad or good, he had no way of knowing.

"Kagome, what is wrong with Sesshomaru?" Shippo asked when Kagome was with her friends.

"I have no clue, Shippo. He just told to come back here while he checked up ahead.

With Sesshomaru

"Who is there? I know you have been following us. SHOW YOURSELF!" Sesshomaru said raising his voice when no one answered.

Suddenly, a strong scent of Naraku hit him.

Sesshomaru growled deep in his throat at the thought of the half-demon. Then he remembered that Naraku had been destroyed by none other than his mate-to-be.

'So who is this?' Sesshomaru thought to himself.

"Sesshomaru, you look confused. What is wrong, sweety?" Came a girlish voice from beyond the trees.



Sesshomaru growled. He recognized the voice but could not place a name or face with the voice.

"Show yourself." Sesshomaru ordered.

On his order, someone came out of the shadows. It was none other than Kagura, Naraku's incarnation. Evidentially she had survived the fight and had been stalking him.

"Why, Sesshomaru, why do you look so upset?" Kagura asked in that same sweet honey tone, "Are you angry at me for not coming and killing that damn priestess sooner?"

Sesshomaru growled at her.

"Oh, don't get mad, I know you aren't perfect." Kagura pushed.

"What…do…you want?" Sesshomaru managed to get out between growls and urges to stop the beating heart right where it stood.

"I just thought that you liked me, so I came back to you." Kagura whispered, looking at Sesshomaru through slit eyes.

"Insolent wench, I never liked you, in fact, the only reason you are still alive right now is because I want answers." Sesshomaru snarled, eyes bleeding slightly red.

"Oh, don't worry, I know all about your little miko. You two are headed to make her a demon so she is fit to be your mate. I am already fit to be your mate, Sesshomaru." Kagura said back.

Sesshomaru lost it at this point. He attacked with full power and sent the wind sorceress flying. His eyes were read, but he was keeping his demon self in tight check, so as not to scare Kagome or ruin the forest around them. Kagura laughed and came back, unscratched.

"Leave now, or I will kill you." Sesshomaru ordered, not expecting her to leave.

"No."

"Fine then, die. You are nothing but a remnant of Naraku, ready to be scourged from this lifetime and planet." Sesshomaru said, preparing to charge.



Before he could charge, however, an arrow went through her head and purified her until nothing was left of the demon. Sesshomaru turned to see who had killed Kagura, only to be engulfed in a hug.

"Sesshomaru, are you alright?" Kagome asked, close to tears.

"Of course."

"Don't scare me like that. I was so worried when I heard the crashing." Kagome cried, tucking her head into Sesshomaru's chest.

Sesshomaru hugged the crying miko very tightly, considering she had just killed without a thought to save him. No one had ever done that before so in a way, he was very touched.

Kagome and Sesshomaru walked back to the others slowly. Sesshomaru was cradling Kagome's head on his chest while Kagome contentedly hummed some random song.

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The small group began their journey once again. Sango, Miroku, and Shippo were glad to hear that Kagura had finally been taken down after so many years of attempts at killing her. Rin, who only knew Kagura from her brief visits with Sesshomaru, was totally indifferent to the subject.

Twilight was approaching when they group began to think about stopping for the night. Kagome was tired and was almost asleep on her feet. Sango and Miroku were riding Kirara with Rin in front of them. Shippo, being a demon, was fine, but worried about Kagome, his adoptive mother.

Finally, they stopped in a clearing many meters away from the road they were traveling on. Kagome, completely drained, fell to the ground and was almost immediately asleep. Sesshomaru wrapped his fluffy boa thing around her to keep her warm against the cold. Sango smiled to herself while Miroku started to get ideas for later in the night.

When dinner was cooked, Kagome woke up with a start.

"How long have I been asleep?" Kagome asked, rubbing her eyes.

"I would say a few hours. You looked really tired. Maybe you should go right back to sleep once you have eaten." Miroku said, hoping to get more ideas.



Sango, now noticing the look in Miroku's eyes, punched him in the arm. Miroku's eyes watered slightly as he rubbed his slowly bruised arm. The two began bickering so Kagome grabbed a plate of food.

Kagome slipped off to sleep soon after she finished eating. Sango followed her into sleep. She was soon followed by Rin, Shippo, Kirara, and Miroku. Sesshomaru stayed up, watching for enemies.

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Nothing happened throughout the night, so the new group started out, not aware of the golden eyes following them. Sesshomaru lead the way, looking everywhere at once.

They were getting closer to the coast and Kagome began to get anxious. Sango began to worry about her friend as the day went on and on. Miroku calmed her by lunch, but Kagome was still nervous. Even Sesshomaru was starting to get worried.

They made it to the coast by night fall. Rin was setting up tents for everyone, while Sango comforted Kagome. Sesshomaru went scouting and Miroku made dinner…again.

"Kagome-chan, are you going to be alright?" Rin asked, coming up behind the girl.

"Rin, I will be just fine. I'm just a bit worried, that's all. Tomorrow I will be perfectly fine, you'll see. Let's go to bed now." Kagome answered.

Rin nodded and hugged her new mother figure then curled up by Kirara. Sango did the same. Miroku, left out, went to a sleeping bag in one of the tents. Kagome went to Sesshomaru, gave him a hug and curled towards his warm boa.

"What is wrong, Kagome?" Sesshomaru asked, putting his arm around her.

"It's nothing, Sesshomaru. I'm just a bit worried about tomorrow. What if they don't do it? Or what if something goes wrong?" Kagome said, burying her face into Sesshomaru's chest, something she was doing a lot.

"I will not let anything happen to you. If they choose not to do it, then we will find another way to change you, or forget about it." Sesshomaru answered, grabbing Kagome's chin and kissing her.

As Kagome drifted off, she said something that Sesshomaru barely heard.



"Thank you, Sesshomaru. I love you."

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The end of the story…look for the sequel!!