Title: A Grave Sight
Theme: Ignore – Drabble #110
Genre: Romance, Angst, Adventure
Word Count: 200
Summary: Sesshoumaru takes Kagome somewhere special.
Disclaimer: I do not own Rumiko Takahashi's characters.
Author's Notes: The chapters in this story have largely been written in response to the prompts given at the livejournal community, dokuga contest (see the link in my profile). I am ever so grateful to the moderators of the community for the challenges and inspiration they have provided.
6. A Grave Sight
Kagome shifted, wriggling her fingers and toes . She'd given up screaming in favor of insulting Sesshoumaru's family lineage, his sense of honour - even his manhood. But after an hour, Kagome simply lapsed into silence.
Sesshoumaru was doggedly ignoring her.
When finally she sensed a slow descent, Kagome opened tired eyes. She blinked, squinting to make out the landmarks in the landscape below.
"Please," she said, her voice strained, "Let's go back."
"You cannot avoid this forever, Miko." His tone was neutral but brooked no room for argument.
He alighted on the soft turf and did not restrain her when she tore away from him and spun around, covering her face with her hands.
"Why did you bring me here?" Kagome demanded, "I never wanted to see this place again."
"We honour the dead by remembering their graves," Sesshoumaru replied, his deep voice disapproving, "And it would be an insult to attempt to forget them."
Kagome looked around. Beyond the ruined village were mounds of freshly-turned earth, arranged in rows and marked with slabs of grey slate. All had been buried, even the human villagers.
"You did this?"
"Hn. Now," Sesshoumaru said, sweeping his arm toward her village, "Explain."