This is my first Sesshoumaru/Kagome FF so don't be too harsh ^_^

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Inuyasha was looking for Kikyo again.

Kagome sighed miserably and Sango looked over at the depressed girl with a look of pity on her face. She was always like this when the half-demon went after the dead priestess and Sango worried about her friend's mental well being. Suddenly, Kagome slipped of the porch in front of the large house they were sat n and began walking towards the forest; bow in hand and arrows on her back.

'Where are you going?' Asked Miroku in open curiosity as his comforting gaze fell on the young priestess. She paused slightly, and turned her head to look at him.

'For a walk.' she answered in monotone. Her voice was devoid of emotion but her face was full of tired despair. The monk nodded silently and Kagome continued to walk, her hair blowing in the wind.

She walked for a long time, not paying attention to where she was walking when she herd his voice.

'Kikyo, I love you! I really do!' Inuyasha cried out to the dead priestess in his arms, desperately trying to get her to believe him.

'And I love you Inuyasha.' she replied tenderly as she moved her face to his and they shared a passionate kiss. Kagome's eyes widened in disbelief as she took in the scene unfolding before her. Tears ran down her face and she span around, running at full pelt away from the clearing. She didn't know where she was going, what she was doing or how long she had run for, but she kept running. Finally, when she could run no more, she collapsed to her knees and wept.

She didn't know how long she cried for, but at that moment, she didn't really care.

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Sesshoumaru sniffed at the air curiously. He could smell the salty tang of tears on a wind coming from the south. Sniffing again, he caught another familiar sent mixed in with the tears. It was Kagome. The demon had been friendlier towards the girl when she had made friends with Rin. Kagome had treated the younger girl like a little sister and he had found himself liking her more and more for it, though, when she was around his half breed brother, he tried not to let it show.

Absentmindedly, he began to run in the direction of her sent. If she was upset, he should help her, right? It didn't take long for him to find her. She was slouched up against a tree, crying quietly, her eyes red and puffy as she looked up to where he had effortlessly rustled the trees.

She quickly fumbled for her bow and an arrow and pointed the weapon at the offending foliage.

'Come out quietly or I'll shoot!' she yelled. Sesshoumaru had to work to keep a smile off his face. At least she hadn't lost her spirit.

Slowly and calmly, he walked through the trees and into her line of vision, one eyebrow raised in question, as if daring her to shoot. The priestess blinked several times before at her unexpected visitor before relaxing the bow slightly so it was pointed at the floor and un-drawn.

Sesshoumaru?' she asked cautiously. 'What are you doing here?'

The dog demon remained silent and looked at her a while before coming to a conclusion, walking steadily towards the girl and causing her to shrink back slightly in fear.

He lifted one of his clawed fingers to her face, catching one of her fallen tears before rubbing the salty liquid between his fingers where it absorbed into his silky skin.

'Why are you crying?' he asked her in curious concern. Her eyes widened at the show of emotion in the demon lord's voice. He had never spoken to her like that before. Quickly, she wiped her eyes with the back of her hand and sniffed, rising from the ground in one fluent movement.

'It's nothing.' she said weakly, looking at the demon guiltily causing his carefully sculpted eyebrow to rise again. She shifted uncomfortably under his gaze. He waited.

He wasn't waiting for long.

'Inuyasha ran off with Kikyo again.' The girl explained, turning her head away as a fresh wave of tears began, these silent. Sesshoumaru looked at the broken girl in front of him and his heart twanged. So his stupid mutt of a half brother was the cause of her sadness; he should have known.

A sudden anger like none he had ever known coursed through him and for a moment the shock outweighed the anger but before longer he was beck to seeing red. A low growl erupted from his throat and Kagome looked up at him in fearful shock. The demon clenched his fist and pulled his steely composure back and forced it to stay put. What was he doing, reacting so strongly?

'That is not your fault.' he told the girl before him. She was watching him curiously, tears still flowing from her eyes they opened slightly in shock at what he had said. How could he have known that was what she was thinking? She closed her eyes in denial.

'But-' she started, but was cut off by fierce lips crashing into her own. Her eyes flew open, wide in shock as she stared at the demon in front of her before her eyes slowly relaxed and flickered closed. She began to weave her arms around his neck and tangle her fingers into his long hair, pulling his face closer to hers.

He hesitated for only a moment; she was so fragile, so breakable, before he let his hands cautiously grip her waist and pulled her body closer to his and running his clawed fingers up her spine. She shuddered and her grip on his hair tightened.

Putting there foreheads together, they broke the kiss, Sesshoumaru letting out a long breath as he opened his eyes. Kagome stared into his usually cold gaze and gasped slightly at the softness of them. Slowly, she unfurled her fingers from his long silver hair and sighed.

'Sesshoumaru...' she breathed and he shuddered slightly at the passion in her voice. She slipped her arms over his shoulders and down around his waist as she pulled herself into a hug, resting her head against his muscular chest.

He subconsciously wrapped his arms tightly around her and her black hair tickled his chin as he rested it atop her head.

She snuggled her tearstained face into the warm fabric covering his torso and he absently started stroking her long, soft hair.

What had happened to him? Had he gone soft? He was a demon, she was human; they were never meant to be, and yet, he loved her, loved her with all his heart.

He pulled hr closer to him, breathing in her sweet, flowery sent as it intoxicated his senses. Slowly, she fell asleep in the dog demon's arms, comfortable and happy, a small smile gracing her soft features.

He pulled her up into his arms so that her head was lolling comfortably against his chest and slowly, and slightly reluctantly, began the short walk towards Edo. He had to take her back to her friends. He couldn't be around her, not really.

He loved her and that was why he couldn't take her into his world. She could be killed so easily. There were more of them in hat group of friends she had and that meant more people to protect her.

Sesshoumaru closed his eyes as a rush of emotion almost bowled him over. it was stronger than he had ever felt before and it was so alien to the cold demon he stopped walking, eyes widened in shock as he clutched his heart with his free hand, supporting Kagome with his knee as he buckled over slightly.

Gasping, he got up and began running quickly towards her friends. If he didn't say goodbye soon, well, he didn't know if he could manage it.

When he arrived at the hut that he had guessed was Kagome's due to the fact her sent was all over it, he placed her gently on the floor. He kissed her lightly before he got up; drawing her lemony taste into his mouth so to savor it as he was sure this would be his last chance.

Taking a small hair pin, he placed it next to the sleepy girl as a token of his love and in the hope she wouldn't forget him. It was a family air loom had belonged to his mother, grand mother and great grandmother alike. Taking one last look at the priestess, Sesshoumaru left, running at full speed away from the village and ignoring the unfamiliar feeling of tears falling down his cheeks.

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Ok, please tell me what you think of this. I'm not sure what to do with it; to leave it as a one-shot or to extend it. Please give me your advice! I'll try to extend it if I get lots of reviews asking me to, otherwise I'll just leave it.

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