Chapter Seven: Another decision…
For the next couple of days, Inuyasha let me go to and from work so that I could finish my case. I had been awfully stressed since Inuyasha and I were trying to make his whole coven see that I was in no way a threat to them. I admit that I had already killed two of them but that was all for my own self defense. I couldn't let them take away my mate or my life.
"Kagome? Rin is here to see you." Louise said as I nodded, seeing her enter.
"Hey! How are things?" I asked, seeing her smile falter.
"Not so good. Well, you see…I'm getting really attached to Sesshoumary. From what I hear though, I probably won't be around much longer, and that sucks. I have my heart surrounded by tons of barriers but, he just keeps diminishing them all, and I can't seem to put them back up. To be honest, I don't even want to." She said exasperated. I chuckled, knowing this was coming.
"Talk to him. Demand an answer. You are good with that strategy, stick with it." I said seeing her eyes widen. "I can't just say, hey are you going to kill me soon? If not that's good because I think I'm falling in love with you." She said, slapping her forehead. I laughed, pitying her. He was a player, and the whole coven knew it. I didn't want him to play with my friend though. I could see how much she loved him.
"Well, I'll tell Yash to ask him. He can always keep Sesshoumary on track, but you know how stubborn he is and I know how stubborn you are. I'm telling you, talk to him." She sighed at my suggestion and sat down in the chair in front of my desk.
"Yea, I know you're right. So, how is the case coming along? Do you think you're going to win?" she asked. I groaned, leaning back in my chair, "I don't know. This man, he's hid all of his transgressions from the past so well that I'm having to use my dirty tricks to get any kind of information. I had Inuyasha threaten some guy the other night to get information." I said seeing her eyes bulge, "I know. Don't fuss though, it's for a good purpose." I defended, hearing her giggle, "You two are crazy!" she said.
"Miss Higurashi, Ethan's father is on line two." Louise said. I nodded, picking it up, putting it on speakerphone…
"Hello sir! It's not really good to hear from you, but what can I do?" I said sarcastically, hearing him chuckle.
"You're a brave woman, talking to me like that."
"Oh is that right? Well, I'll start praying. I don't want to end up in the hospital like poor Ethan. Cut to the chase sir, I don't have time for this. I'm almost finished with my proposal for you to be in jail for say…oh, about, thirty to fourty years." I said hearing him growl.
"Well, I highly doubt that. My lawyer has never lost a case…"
"Neither have I." I said defensively. I hated when people assumed that just because I was a woman, that I had difficulty in court.
"Congrats miss Higurashi, you won't be able to say that for long." He said evilly. This man had no idea who he was dealing with. I would make sure that he would never see Ethan again.
"We'll see, but, what was your call was about?" I said, trying to see his point.
"I just wanted to tell you that when I win, I'm going to sue you. I don't like when people mess with me. You'll pay."
"For what? Putting you away for life because that is what I intend to do. Good day sir!" I yelled hanging it up, trying to catch my breath. I felt my anger boiling up inside of me. This man was pure evil, and I wanted to just get rid of him.
"Are you ok?" Rin asked, lightly tapping my shoulder. I shook my head no and gathered my stuff. I needed to get away.
"Let's go back to the mansion. I'm tired." I said, seeing her nod. She helped me to the car, but I could feel she was walking on eggshells with me. I felt badly, but I just couldn't soothe the anger.
"I'm not going to snap at you sweetie. I just, I want to see Inuyasha." I said, seeing her nod again. We put the stuff in the car and spun out of the parking lot, heading as fast as we could to the mansion.
When we got back, Inuyasha was waiting patiently by the door for me, "What's wrong? Are you ok?" he asked, pulling me into his arms. "Yes." I answered awkwardly. "I've felt your tension for the past hour and a half. Something happened." he said looking in my eyes. I'd forgotten how much I couldn't hide anything from him. "Well, its nothing big really, just the usual stress." I said, avoiding his gaze. Of course he didn't buy my act.
"Why aren't you being honest with me?" he stressed, shaking my arm slightly, "because…its just business at work that I can't discuss with you." I said, walking past him and up to our room. I could feel him hot on my heels, but I didn't want to discuss my business with Ethan's father. I had to deal with this on my own.
"So we are back to this I see?" he asked coldly.
"We never left this place…"
"A momentary weakness on my part." I fussed, slamming my briefcase on the bed.
"Then why'd you fight for me? Stay with me? You could've been relieved of me…why are you still here?" he growled, leaving the room. I sighed and lay down on the bed, loving the feel of his silk sheets. He was right, I've had plenty of chances to leave, so why was I still here?
I went down to the basement to cool off from my heated argument with Kagome, she always knew how to get me all riled up. But, I couldn't understand her. We've bonded ourselves together, she fought for me, she is living with me, and I've done more than she will ever know just to keep our relationship going. Why cant she just understand that I'm not going to hurt her?
"You look tense, what's up?" Sesshoumaru asked, joining me for a game of pool.
"We're bonded and I can feel her passion for me."
"I assume we are talking about Kagome." I nodded, feeling really frustrated. I was starting to loose my cool.
"But, why is she running? Does she not understand the things I've given up for her?" I asked softly, feeling pain seep into my chest. I heard my brother sigh and felt his frustration also. This was a hard situation for all of us. My coven was tired of her games also. It was time for her to make the decision. The games were getting old.
"Yash, you don't look to good, what's wrong?" Sesshoumaru asked. I shook my head as the room started spinning. I whispered Kagome's name before my world went dark.
A couple of hours later, I awoke to a small, soft warm hand caressing my face, "Inuyasha? Baby? Wake up!" she whispered into my ears, pulling me from the darkness that had swallowed me.
"Kagome?" I whispered, my voice hoarse. I didn't know what happened.
"Thank god!" she sighed, kissing my cheek. "What happened?" I asked, trying to sit up. A dizzy spell hit me hard and I fell back into her arms. "Be careful baby, you passed out earlier." I groaned and put my head in my hands, feeling a headache coming on. "How long was I out?" I asked, trying to stop the nausea that was consuming me. "Six hours." She responded, kissing my forehead. "I was so worried." She whispered again.
I suddenly remembered the earlier events and I couldn't force down the anger that flooded my senses, "Why? You don't want anything to do with me?" I growled, pushing her away. "But Inuyasha, you don't understand!" I would have none of her excuses at the moment. I was tired of the games.
"Leave me be!" I growled again, letting my true vampiric face show. I had never taken that tone with her, but how could she just toy with me like that? I did so much for her!
Tears were spilling down her face, her eyes and cheeks puffy, but it didn't phase me. I didn't want her in my presence.
She ran out of our room and down the stairs. I could feel sadness envelope her, and me as well. This was just not the time for this.
"What the hell Inuyasha?" Ayumi yelled, slapping me in the back of my head. I winced and turned to glare at her. "What the hell?" I growled.
"She never left your side these past 6 hours! What is your problem?" she growled back, her eyes turning a dangerous red color. "It's her fault he is like this! She is stressing him out, along with ignoring their bond! It's making him sick Ayumi!" Sesshoumaru said defending me. I eyed him suspiciously, "Making me sick?" I asked curiously, not understanding.
"I checked out vampire mating and since she has been fighting your bond so strongly, it's making you sick. I don't really understand why, it just says that she is a part of you and that you are a part of her. If your bond is endangered in any way, it can slowly kill you." He explained, making me groan in frustration. I got up slowly, trying to stand, but failed and fell back down in the bed, feeling exhaustion enter my body, taking me into my dark world once again.
I awoke hours later, a strong feeling of dread creeping into my body. I sat up quickly, trying to pinpoint where it was coming from. I could feel Kagome's distress and it was scaring me. I was still angry with her, but I had to find her…she was in trouble.
"NO! LEAVE ME ALONE!" she screamed, trying to push the man away.
"You will drop Ethan's case or else!" I heard him say.
I growled and vamped out, flying into the alley and pulling him off of her. "Leave her alone mortal!" I said, dangerously eyeing him. I could hear Kagome whimpering behind me, and I sent waves of love and compassion through our link, hoping it would somewhat calm her.
When I felt her fear deteriorating, I calmed and returned to my normal state, walking over to the frightened man. "If you ever come near my wife again, I'll kill you? Do you understand?" I asked, feeling my eyes go blood red, then back to gold again, sending a very dangerous warning to him. He nodded and scrambled away, running like a frightened child.
"Inuyasha?" I heard her say softly. I turned around and ran to her, wrapping my arms around her, "You're ok. I'm so sorry for what I said. I didn't mean it, I was just angry. Please forgive me. Please come home with me. I'm so sorry." I said, kissing her. She kissed me back with equal passion, wrapping her arms around my neck, pulling me closer.
"Take me home please?" she begged. My heart sank but I nodded, picking her up bridal style, "I just want you to hold me all night." She said, her love for me warming my body. I smiled and kissed her cheek, flying home to the mansion; fully planning on making sure she knew how deep my feelings really were.
The Next Day…
The next day, I woke up to find two gorgeous brown eyes starring down at me. I smiled and kissed her, happy that she wasn't running away from me.
"Good morning beautiful." I said, hearing her giggle. It was strange how calm and comfortable I felt with her. I had never felt such an enormous need to be with someone. She made me…feel.
"Inuyasha, I'm sorry. I was wrong and stupid." She started, fiddling with her nails. "Sweetie it's okay." I said, trying to comfort her, even if it was a lie.
"No, it's not! You bonded us together, and, I love you." She said, bringing her hand to cover her mouth. I smiled and pulled her hand away, her mouth still wide open from the information she had just let loose.
"I love you too Kagome." I said softly. Her dark chocolate eyes lit up and she smiled, snuggling into my chest as we laid there, just enjoying the time we had with one another. She was very important to me, and I truly did love her, but when she'd admitted that she loved me, my dead heart came to life, making me feel happier than I'd ever been.
"Inuyasha, I was thinking about something and well, I want you to turn me." She said softly. I gasped, reeling from the confession she'd just made. She couldn't honestly want this…could she? It would be a dream come true.
"Kagome, that is a big decision." I said, seeing her deep chocolate eyes staring into mine, baring her soul. "I know, but I want you to turn me. I love you and I want you to always be happy. If you turn me, then you can rule your coven. I talked to Valhalley last night. He said that he and some of the other coven members want you to step back up to your position. Everyone loves and adores you baby, they look up to you, and they know that you're an amazing leader. I want to help you. Please baby, will you turn me?" she asked sweetly.
I turned away from her, not wanting to give in to the one desire I'd had since I met her. Her blood was the sweetest thing I'd ever tasted. She was already bound to me, but the Sire-Childe bond that we would have, would be deeper, more intimate. She would never get rid of me. I would always know where she was, what she was feeling, what she was thinking…she'd be connected to me in a way that most vampires can only dream of.
"Inuyasha, I'm okay with it, just…just do it. Please?" she begged, slowly tracing her soft finger around my jaw line. I shivered, wanting to turn her.
"Are you sure?" I asked. She nodded and laid fully on her back, smiling at me. I read her mind, seeing no doubt. "I'm ready." She whispered. I nodded and moved over her gorgeous body, determined to make love to her one more time before I took that precious mortal life of hers.