Disclaimer: I do not own InuYasha or any of its characters; the story line however belongs to me.
Pairings: Sess/Kag, Kouga/Kag
Rating: MA 16+ for strong language and sexual content, violence
Summary: To be born under a blood moon meant a lot of things. At the time, her memories still cloudy, Kagome had no idea of what was to happen, or that she had just been born under said moon one night. She had no idea of where to go, as she was seemingly forever lost in a place not her own. With only her name to go off of and the name of her blood heritage in her mind, she had no idea of where to go or who to turn too. Now, she travels the countryside in search of a place to belong too with no luck. It wouldn't be long before she found a certain hanyou...
Author's Note: PLEASE READ. As you will notice, this chapter title is not in English. Mezzanotte Alba is Latin for "Midnight Dawn", which is also the name of Kagome's Beast, who goes by Alba for short. Mezzanotte means Midnight, while Alba means Dawn. I hope this helps for those of you to understand the meanings as I have looked up some of the names I am going to use in this story as well as my other story. Now, without a further ado, on to the chapter. Please enjoy and don't forget to review!
Inu: Blood Moon
Chapter Four: Mezzanotte Alba
The sun was setting in the western horizon by the time camp was completely ready. A fire was blazing in the center of a medium sized clearing with what looked to be deer meat speared on sticks cooking over the flames. Inuyasha sat on a branch in a tree above the ground while Kagome sat close to the fire for the kit's sake, as he was shaking as if burning with a fever.
'He's going into shock' Kagome thought, wondering what there was she could do to help him.
Inuyasha jumped down next to her silently, his eyes on the shaking kit only. "You should bond with him Kagome, its the only way to help the shock of loosing his birth mother." he told her.
Kagome looked up to him in surprise, not expecting him to suggest taking the kit as her own. Then she realized that she had no idea of how to bond with the child she held, she was never taught; never felt a mother's love before.
Seeing her confusion, Inuyasha knelt next to her and said softly, "Just let your beast guide you, she knows what to do. Let her take control and watch it form."
Nodding her head slowly, his words echoed in her mind a few times; her beast raising to the surface to look at the kit in her mistress's arms through the hazel eyes that were now tinged in red. Slowly, Kagome gave in to her beast and power flooded the area with the aura of her beast before it disappeared as the Inu now focused her attention on the kit she held.
'Alba, my beast, guide me.' Kagome thought as her beast took control.
'Mistress, I am here. Just feel what I am doing and it will all make sense in the end.' Alba answered her, a growl vibrating through her body as she spoke; thus causing the kit in her arms to stop shaking and Inuyasha to back away cautiously.
Kagome went silent in her mind, instead watching -feeling- her beast concentrate on their aura; causing it surround both the kit and Kagome/Alba. Their hair lifted due to the power radiating from her form, causing Inuyasha to growl as it lightly brushed one of his arms; burning him. He jumped into the safety of the tree above, keeping a careful eye on the two.
"Shippo, relax...let your aura flow, let it flow into mine own..." Alba told him softly, her chest vibrating with a gentle growl meant to keep him calm.
Shippo went limp in her arms, his chest rising and falling slowly in a deep sleep as she had told him to do; his dark green aura rising to meet her's. Instead of the two clashing in a fight for dominance as it normally happens, they merged without pause.
Kagome watched from within the confinements of her mind, she could feel the two auras mixing with each other; making Shippo her son in all but blood. He would carry some of her scent, aura, power that was her heritage. It would protect him, this she knew, but it wasn't enough to stamp down the rage that rose when she remembered the wolves who attacked him.
What did he do to enrage them so? What about his parents?
She had no answers to these questions, which confused her more. A whimper was torn from Shippo's throat, grabbing her attention as well as that of her beast, quickly.
At first, she didn't see anything wrong; at least not until she looked closer.
Her eyes narrowed before they widened in awe as she watched two matching red stripes mark his cheek bones, then two more appeared on each of his wrists, ankles and hips. Black threaded throughout his hair more, as his small claws got sharper; more deadlier. His tail was about an inch longer, more slimmer then the usual fox tail. Sharp fangs peeked from his upper lip as he whimpered again in his sleep, the sound coming out more of a growl of an Inu now.
Kagome's beast, Alba, smiled as she tested the air; they didn't need to share blood in order to make him their true son. Having the blood of a Moon Elf in her veins allows her to do what most others wouldn't survive trying for another thousand years. She pulled back her aura carefully, while letting Kagome regain control at the same time.
Closing her eyes as Kagome regained full control, her aura snapped back into place, causing her to gasp in surprise at the force and the amount of energy it drained; but it wasn't the only difference she noticed.
She now also carried a part of Shippo of herself just as Shippo carried most of her traits now.
With Shippo now deeply asleep, Kagome cradled him in her arms as her eyes opened tiredly. She didn't think it would take so much out of her, but then again it was the first time she had ever done anything like this before; much less bond with a child.
Gently brushing back his bangs, she could already tell that his body was changing physically in more ways then just his appearance, but his mentality and soul as well. She could feel the difference in his power level, as it rose to match what he now was; a fox/inu mixed with the moon elf blood that she carried.
Elsewhere, on the other side of the forest...
A figure clad in mostly white was a blur running across a clearing, his golden eyes were narrowed as he chased his prey down; his nose flaring as he took in the stench which belonged to the hanyou that was Naraku. Following the scent into the thick forest once more, the shadows hid the half breed easily; but his scent covered the area everywhere he had passed.
It was getting frustrating really, the half breed resorting to these catch me if you can tactics. He just hoped that he could catch the vile demon before he could disrupt the silence anywhere else as he had done to one of the villages under his protection.
Suddenly, an enraged howl from a female demon not too far off was heard; causing the golden eyed demon to snap his attention in the direction, cursing under his breath.
With Kagome and Inuyasha
A few hours had passed, only a few more hours left until dawn and Shippo was up and about; running about the camp they stayed in for the night and annoying Inuyasha to no end. Shippo jumped on said hanyou's head, pulling at his ears and biting them to only jump down and run off again with Inuyasha hot on his heels.
Kagome sighed as she watched the two, knowing it was only going to get worse as the days pass them by. She smiled, glad to have taken the kit as her own. The first thing when his eyes opened about an hour ago, were searched for her; tears welling up in his eyes the moment he saw her and he had jumped into her arms crying, "Mama!"
It still bothered her however, why the wolves would attack a small pup for no reason without provocation first. Shrugging her small shoulders, she went to work on the fire; poking at it to keep it going and just as she was about to put another log on it, the hairs on the back of her neck stood at attention.
Alarms went off in her head and with the wind being still, it brought no scent to her that would tell her danger was near. But her instincts were in overdrive and before she knew it, she was running in the direction she last saw the two males run in.
She wasn't happy that something may have happened to her son so soon and while in the hanyou's care no less. She was going to punish him for letting it happen and it wasn't going to be a pretty sight.
The trees blurred around her, ignoring the branches that scraped her arms and legs, her eyes searched through the darkness surrounding her. The wind blew slightly, just enough that it caused her eyes to bleed red.
Blood. Her son's blood had been split.
A growl built at the back of her throat before it crossed her lips, turning into an enraged roar that sounded for miles and seemed to echo in the silence.
Breaking the treeline to a small clearing, she didn't have to look far to find the source of the danger. Hazel eyes tinged in red narrowed upon the newcomer, half demon as well she noticed. His back was to her, all she could see was his pitch black long hair that was wavy and the kimono he wore was purple and black designs on it. From what she could tell, his skin was tanned however it was the least of her concerns.
"So, you are his mother. No wonder why he survived my miasma attack." he said with a frown, causing a growl to leave her.
"Where is he?" she growled, not really thinking she would get an answer from him.
The unknown male turned around, his ruby eyes taking in her form greedily; lust seen in those eyes easily as he took in her curves carefully. Kagome snorted in disgust, not liking the looks of this demon already. The way he out rightly looked her over in lust, caused her eyes to bleed red a little more; though she was still in control until she found her pup.
Eyes leaving the half demon briefly, she searched the area with both eyes and aura; as she wasn't about to turn her back on him for one moment. Her aura zoomed in on him, he was unconscious but alive and breathing. She couldn't find Inuyasha within the area she searched but brushed it off. She would find him later and punish him for what he had done.
"You hurt him...you have his blood on your claws..." she whispered, closing her eyes tightly as they bled a dark red completely.
The demon before her laughed maliciously as he said, "Yes, his blood is on my claws. Very tasty too I have to say. Makes me wonder if your blood is even sweeter than his."
A snarl left her as she charged him, Alba in complete control of her actions now. Her markings were jagged on her face, only a few steps away from transforming into her true form but held it back.
The half demon laughed and jumped out of the way, his ruby eyes still gleaming in lust for the female he taunted. Oh how he loved to play these games with his prey.
His mind gave him images of the female writhing underneath him as he took her forcibly, which gave Kagome the upper hand in this little fight as her claws lengthened just before she swiped them across his face and twice again across his torso and stomach; causing him to howl in pain.
Her claws were induced in the pure power of her aura, thus burning him without having to call upon the power itself.
As he fell back, anger entering his eyes, another being entered the clearing; the white robes moving silently as he moved swiftly toward the two. His eyes had bled red as well, as he had natural instincts of any inu demon where pups were involved and they were injured.
He growled, grabbing Naraku by the throat as they crashed into a large maple tree; the wounds Kagome inflicted still sizzling with her power.
"Naraku, must you always bring yourself in others life?" he asked harshly, baring his fangs.
Kagome ignored the two males for the time being as she went to Shippo and gently pulled him into her arms. Both of his little arms were covered in not only bruises, but deep gashes. She knew that he tried to defend himself, as he also knew he was stronger compared to before being bonded.
It was a risk he knew he had to take, that or just be killed without fighting back.
A soft growl vibrated in her chest, a soothing sound to Shippo as he curled up in her arms more comfortably as her arms tightened protectively at the reaction.
She cradled Shippo against her chest as she looked up at the two males to watch as the half demon vanished right in front of them as miasma filled the area. Sensing the danger the miasma obviously was, she stood and jumped back a few feet and knelt on the ground. The demon lord turned to her, unaffected by the miasma as he walked in her direction slowly.
His golden eyes looked her over for any injuries before looking to the pup she held, he could smell the poisonous miasma flowing through the pup's veins but what he couldn't figure out was how the pup was purifying it slowly while unconscious.
To Be Continued...
Hope you guys liked the chapter. Sorry it took so long for me to post this, as I have been dealing with work and other such things lately that I didn't get the chance to finish this chapter and post it. Thanks to my beta reader for looking it over and for giving me ideas, Gale of the Heavens. :) Hope you guys enjoy the chapter and please review! This chapter and the one for "Forgotten Rose", as I have had only one review so far; and it makes me sad. :(
Does no one love little ole me anymore? -runs away crying pitifully-
-returns, jumps down from a tree- Please review and give me ideas for future chapters, they are welcomed!