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Chapter 8: An Angel Awakes

Lenneth was high in the sky, amongst the clouds. She had entered spiritual concentration once again. Theses were the voices that came to her:

Female Voice: Oh, Inuyasha...

Female Voice: "Sesshomaru! How dare you! You kill him! You took him from me! I rather be dead!"

Deep Male Voice: "Your wish shall be granted."

Female Voice: "Aaaagh!"

Sesshomaru did not let Rin's aunt and uncle have a quick death. One would cringe at the mere mention of their death. He slashed them til they were bleeding heavily. He gauged their eyes out, cut off their ears, cut out their tongues. He slashed their arms and legs off. Then he finally slit their throats. They eventually bled to death.

?: "Well done, Master Sesshomaru."

Sesshomaru looked behind him to see Ailyth. She had appeared once again.

Ailyth: "A most gruesome death indeed, Master. Mistress Hel is quite pleased."

Sesshomaru placed a death glare on Ailyth.

Sesshomaru: "You were supposed to be watching Rin."

Ailyth: " Fear not, Master. I put a barrier around her. Nothing can touch her."

Sesshomaru did not answer. He just turned on his heel and started walking out. Ailyth just watched him leave, then vanished.

Sesshomaru quickly got to Rin. She was still where he her her in the forest. Sure enough, there was a barrier around her. It was made of strange symbols and gave an eerie light.

As soon as Sesshomaru approached the barrier, it vanished. The demon lord thought nothing of it, and knelt next to the still sleeping girl. He gently picked her up in his arms and looked at her sleeping face for long moments. Then he transformed into a ball of light and flew away.

As a ball of light, Sesshomaru entered his own castle, through one of it's highest windows. It was not the largest castle, but it was in a very secret place. It was very beautiful, yet dark. Only demons, who did not have the power of speech served there, and they would think nothing of a human girl in their midst.

Sesshomaru had entered an extravagant bedroom. He room was huge and beautifully decorated with fine Victorian furniture. The bed was big, but not too big, and looked extremely soft and comfortable.

Sesshomaru respectfully changed Rin into another night gown, for the one she wore was bloody. After that was done, he gently laid her in bed, under the covers. He got in himself and laid by her, taking her into his arms. It stayed like that for a long while.

Rin: "Sesshomaru..."

Rin's voice cam out only as a whisper, but Sesshomaru heard it clearly. He immediately sat up and turned Rin's face to him. She opened her eyes and immediately smiled.

Sesshomaru was so relieved, it was very obvious, and that made Rim smile all the more. Sesshomaru wasted no time to claim his love's lips in a passionate, yet gentle kiss. When they finally broke, Rin looked up at her demon lover with sparkling eyes.

Rin: "Sesshomaru, I'm so glad to see you. I thought I would never again. I thought for sure I would die. It was so painful. I'm just so glad to be in your arms again."

Sesshomaru's heart broke at Rin's words and he held her even tighter.

Sesshomaru: "Nothing bad shall ever happen to you again."

Rin smiled at Sesshomaru's vow, knowing he would do everything in his power to keep it. For one, he already was.

Rin then looked around the room, and realized it wasn't her own.

Rin: "Sesshomaru, where are we?"

Sesshomaru: "This is my castle and we are in my room."

Rin eyes widened and she stared at Sesshomaru.

Rin: "Really?"

Sesshomaru looked at Rin, with soft eyes.

Sesshomaru: "Yes. Now, sleep. You need rest. I shall show you my castle later."

Rin smiled and nodded. Sesshomaru then made Rin lay down, but kept an arm around her.

Soon, Rin was in a deep sleep. She was still too warn out from what she had endured and her sickness to stay awake. Sesshomaru hovered over her, smoothing her cheek with his hand. He seemed content to watch her sleep so peacefully.

Sesshomaru suddenly looked at the window, to see Ailyth standing on the window sill. Sesshomaru narrowed his eyes at her.

Ailyth: "I congratulate you on Rin's awakening, Master. But don't you hear the plume's cry? It is time for another to be sacrificed to it. You had better or Rin shall never get well."

Sesshomaru gritted his teeth, and reluctantly got out of bed. He went to the window where Ailyth was. He looked back at his sleeping beauty once more before Ailyth made both he and she vanish.

Sesshomaru and Ailyth appeared next a village, in the woods. There seemed to be a battle going on.

Ailyth: "Use the plume, Master. It shall show you your next target."

Sesshomaru held the tainted feather out in front of him.

Sesshomaru: "O' feather o'er the battlefield... Unto me thy power yield."

Somewhere Kagome was fighting off demons with her bows and arrows. She was in a desperate situation. There was no hope for her.

Kagome: Oh! Inuyasha!

A red light surrounded her and black feathers began flowing around her. She suddenly had the strength to slay all of the demons.

After it was all over, she just stared at the demons that she had slain.

Kagome: Did I do that?

Suddenly she felt a strong presence. She looked to see Sesshomaru with his sword drawn.

Kagome: "Sesshomaru!"

Kagome's fright turned to anger.

Kagome: "How dare you! You kill him! You took him from me! I rather be dead!"

Sesshomaru raised his sword.

Sesshomaru: "Your wish shall be granted."

Kagome's eyes widened in fear. She could not ran or do anything more, her body suddenly feeling drained of all energy. All she could do was watch in fear as Sesshomaru charged her.

Sesshomaru charged at the young girl, and slice her up. Blood flying everywhere. From the force of the blows, she flew several feel away, before landing hard on the ground.

Sesshomaru merely looked behind him at the now dead girl. His eyes remained cold as he gazed upon her. From afar he could hear shouts of her name. He did not wish to get any more entangled in this, so he left.

A feather dropped down onto Kagome's body...

In darkness, Kagome's soul was floating. She looked around, and her eyes immediately landed on Lenneth. The battle maiden was still her stoic self.

Kagome: "You're the Valkyrie."

Lenneth: "Yes. And you have been chosen by me. You may now come with me if you so wish it."

"Is... Inuyasha..."

Suddenly Inuyasha appeared beside Lenneth.

Inuyasha: "Kagome!"

Kagome: "Inuyasha!"

Kagome ran and hugged Inuyasha.

Inuyasha: "Sorry, for not protecting you, Kagome."

Kagome: "That's fine. I'm with you now."

Lenneth: "Does that mean you choose to come with me."

Kagome looked over at Lenneth with a smile.

Kagome: "Yes!"

Lenneth: "Very well then."

Then they all vanished.

Divine Rose A/N: Thank you for the reviews!:D