Divine Rose A/N: Okay, well this is my 4th fanfic. 3rd Sess/Rin!:D And in this Rin is 14. Young, I know. But remember this is the feudal era, girls got married at that age and even younger. So, I am going by historical times of when girls got married. And in fact 18 back then was a little old to wait till marriage.

And this is dedicated to sfdmoment and icegirljenni! They are great! I wasn't too sure if I wanted to do this story, but they convinced me otherwise. Hey, it doesn't take much.

Chapter 1: The Time Flower

Years have passed since Sesshomaru left Rin behind in Kaede's village to learn how to live as a human. Sesshomaru would frequently visit Rin bearing gifts. As Rin grew her feelings towards Sesshomaru changed as well. It was still that innocent, unconditional love, but was just added.

When Rin was given the chose of to stay or return to Sesshomaru, there really was no question on what the girl would choose. She chose to stay with Sesshomaru and continue with him in his travels. Always a nomadic life. But as long as one is with the one they love most, especially a certain one, it's home wherever one is.

Yes, for Rin it was enough to be with Sesshomaru. Just to be by his side. She loved Jaken and AhUn as well, but compared to her love to Sesshomaru, it was nothing. He was of course her savior and protector, the one she could always depend on. He would always be her one and only love, no matter what.

As they traveled she thought her love for him was well hidden, but he knew. He had waited till she was of age, for he had already chosen. But being the noble lord he was, he waited and because of his great love for her, he let her choose. He didn't show it, but he was actually overjoyed she chose him, even though he knew she would. But still to hear it was so great.

And he waited till the perfect time to reveal that he returned her love. That it was not foolish to love him, and she was the only one for him. And that he had already chosen her. So alone, in the moonlight they shared their first kiss. And thus the two became lovers.

Well, not much time has passed since then and now Rin was seen waiting for Sesshomaru with AhUn. Jaken was away at the time, so it was just her and the reptile demon. She was picking flowers when she suddenly sighed.

Rin: "I hope Sesshomaru returns soon..."

Rin then began to sing her made up childhood song.

"In the mountains, in the glen. In the forest, in my dreams. Lord Sesshomaru where are you? Jaken is serving under you. I shall wait for you. All alone. Please return to me. Waiting all alone."

?: "Rin."

Rin turned to see Sesshomaru.

Rin: "Sesshomaru!"

Sesshomaru: "Let's be off."


Then Rin ran joyfully to Sesshomaru. But unlike when she was a child, he did not turn on his heel and walk away. He stayed motionless and let her embrace him. He returned it with a gentle, caring touch.

Rin: "I missed you!"

Sesshomaru: "Hn."

Well, Sesshomaru was still not one for words. But just looking at Rin's bright smile as Sesshomaru's response, she definitely knew that he had missed her as well. And with after a quick kiss, Sesshomaru looked at Rin's loving face.

Sesshomaru: "Let's go."

Rin: "Yes!"

Then Sesshomaru turned on his heel and walked off with Rin and AhUn following close behind.

Later at night...

A campfire was burning at a lake's edge. Close by was AhUn snoring peacefully. On the other side of the campsite was Sesshomaru leaning against a tree. Rin was curled up against his side in peaceful sleep, covered by Sesshomaru's fur.

Sesshomaru looked down at his precious ward and tenderly brushed a loose strand of hair from her face. Even in sleep, Rin sighed in contentment. Sesshomaru smiled at that. Well, a smirk may be more appropriate word to describe it. But Sesshomaru was happy to be with Rin, all the same, and that was evident.

Suddenly Rin's eyebrows furrowed...

Rin sat up and looked over at Sesshomaru, who had in eyes closed. He did not move at her stirring and Rin looked worried at that.

Rin: "Sesshomaru?"

Suddenly Sesshomaru and everything else fade away and all became a dark purple darkness. Rin just looked around, frantically.

Rin: "Sesshomaru!"

Suddenly there was a light that appeared in front of Rin. She turned to look to see a flower made of crystal.

Rin: "...?"

As if in a trance, Rin reached out and touched it. The petals shone a brilliant bright light and Rin instantly vanished.

Sesshomaru was shaking Rin to try and wake her, for he could see that the dream had become dark.

Sesshomaru: "Rin. Wake up. Rin."

Rin did not wake, but slowly vanished...

A/N Okay there it is. Not long, but my first chapters never are. So what happened to Rin? If summary did not spoil it. And what with the flower and why did it suddenly appear? Truthfully, at this point I don't even know. So, we'll all just have to wait and see!:D