AN: Hi!! This is one of my stories I have posted on a different website, but I wanted to share it with all of you. So here is the first chapter. Enjoy!! Also " " these mean talking and these ' ' mean thinking.
The endless sky was filled with twinkling stars, the moon shown dimly, peeking from behind a cloud. Kagome couldn't sleep; she picked herself up from the cool ground. A chilling breeze began to blow. It picked loose strands of her raven hair and sent them across her face. She gently brushed the hair back and behind her ear. She sat staring into the fire. The flames flickered and seemed to dance with the breeze. The slight breeze now became a quick gust of cold air. It sent a shiver throughout her entire body. She pulled her legs close to her and folded her arms tightly against her chest, attempting to stay warm. She moved closer to the fire trying to draw in its warmth.
'What a horrible time to forget my sleeping bag'. She thought almost scolding herself. She began to think of all the things she forgot. 'My shampoo, extra clothes, I didn't even pack a lunch………' a once innocent and gentle face turned angry and frustrated.
Startled she spun her head towards the direction of the voice. There she saw Inuyasha sitting with his back resting on a tree trunk, eyes closed and arms crossed holding his sword close to his chest.
"Are you okay?"
She looked back towards the fire. "I'm fine"
Opening his eyes he gave a little smirk. "Then why are you breathing so heavy"
Irritated, she turned and gave him a cold stare. "I said I'm fine!" She turned her attention back to fire.
Inuyasha sat staring at her. He could sense she was angry. He could pick up the sound of her breathing increase. He watched her face with an angry expression on it. The glow from the fire made her anger look even more intense. 'She's mad at me again.'
The wind once again blew cold. Her entire body shivered. She brought her knees up and laid her arms on her knees, she put her head down. 'How can it be so cold?' Then without warning, a feeling of heaviness fell upon her shoulders. It felt like a warm blanket in gulping her cold body. She looked up to see Inuyasha wrapping his kimono around her.
"Thank you" she said as she watched him sit down next to her.
Hesitating to say anything he managed to mutter out the words. "Why are you mad at me this time?" He didn't really want to hear the answer. He always hated it when she got mad at him.
Kagome was almost shocked by his question. Looking at him, he almost looked hurt by the thought. "I'm not mad at you"
"Then why do you look angry? And why did you snap at me if you're not mad"
Kagome sighed and laid her chin down on her arms. "I'm sorry I snapped at you. I'm not mad at you, I'm mad at me."
"Why are you mad at yourself? He asked looking at her confused.
"I was in such in hurry last time I was home I forgot to pack half my things."
"Is that all" He said with almost a sigh of relief that she wasn't mad at him. "Well I suppose we can go back to the village tomorrow so you can go back."
She lifted her head and looked at him in amazement. "Really, you'll let me go back?"
"Only this once and you better be back by nightfall." He said as he closed his eyes and crossed his arms. 'Anything so you won't be upset anymore.'
Kagome couldn't help but giggle to herself. He was trying to act all big and tough. 'It's kind of cute. I don't get to see his soft side very often. I wonder why he's being so nice.' She thought as she flashed him a sweet, innocent smile.
"Why are you looking at me like that?" He asked peeking at her through the corner of his eye.
She just flashed him another smile "Oh no reason" she said as she scooted closer to him and rested her head on his shoulder.
Inuyasha blushed at least two shades of red. He became so intoxicated by her scent he hadn't even noticed he put his arm around her.
"Did you know tomorrow will be exactly five years since I first came through the well?" She asked as she closed her eyes. "It seems like only yesterday."
"Has it really been that long?"
"Yep, I can still remember the first time I saw you."
'He was pinned to the sacred tree by a single arrow.' She thought as she opened her eyes and gazed into night sky.
Inuyasha got lost in thought. 'That's right the first time I met Kagome I tried to kill her.' He shuttered at the thought and tightened his grip around her. "You know I would never let anything happen to you right Kagome." He asked her looking for reassurance.
"I know" She whispered in a gentle voice. 'I'm not that cold anymore.' She thought as she snuggled in closer to Inuyasha and closed her eyes again. "Can we go back in morning then?"
"Yeah, you better get some sleep." He looked down at her. She was sleeping already. 'I counted the days since Kagome went home last, and tomorrow her mom told me is Kagome's birthday. She asked me to bring her home for a little celebration.'
Inuyasha was playing with Bouyo on the kitchen floor. He was waiting for Kagome. She's taking forever as usual. He thought as he looked over to the doorway.
"Inuyasha" Kagome's mom walked through the door. She crouched down next to him "I was wondering if you could do me a favor." She gave him a quick smile. "Twenty-seven days from now is Kagome's twentieth birthday. I was wondering if you could bring her back for a little surprise birthday party. Since she doesn't get to come home very much anymore I thought it would be nice."
"Birthday?" He muttered to himself. "What's a surprise birthday party?" He asked with a look of confusion on his face.
It's a gathering to celebrate the day she was born, but she can't find out about it, that's why it's a surprise. She won't know about it until the day of the party. You can come too Inuyasha." She said as she smiled.
"I guess I could bring her back"
"Oh Thank You!" She said as her face lit up with excitement. She stood up quickly. "I'll start making arrangements now; I need to get food, a cake, presents, decorations….." She said to herself as she walked out of the kitchen.
'Her birthday?' Inuyasha thought to himself. 'How come Kagome never said anything before?' He looked to see Kagome jet into the kitchen.
"Hurry up Inuyasha let's go!"
Inuyasha looked down at Kagome. 'I guess she hardly ever does go back anymore. I never really noticed. It just felt so natural to have her here with me.'
AN: So what did you think!! Please R&R! (I have more chapters to post, but first I wanted to see if anyone likes it)