The battle was getting out of hand. Kikyou was persistent that was for sure. Her body was covered in wounds and her blood was splattered everywhere, but she just kept attacking without ever getting even a slight scratch on me. In a weird fucked up kind of way, I pitied her. She wanted me to feel her pain, but I was stronger than her and she didn't want to accept that. Kikyou flung her fist forward, but I quickly dodged and hit her stomach. She spit out blood and fell to the floor, holding her stomach. I looked down at Kikyou with disappointment. I didn't want to kill the girl. Sure, she stole my baby and tried to kill me, but I wanted her to feel the worst suffering yet… living. I wanted her to live alone in this world.

"I hate you!" Kikyou growled. I sighed and shook my head. "Why you? Why do you have to live my fairytale life! I love Inuyasha, and all I wanted was to be with him forever!" She cried. I watched as tears streamed down her face. I sighed and leaned down and placed my lips to her ear.

"If I don't make it out of here alive, take care of Inu." I said. Kikyou gasped and looked at me with wide eyes. "Don't worry, this doesn't make us friends. I hate you too." I reassured her. She nodded and smiled.

"Rivals to the end?" She asked and I nodded. I sighed and then walked into the large castle. Naraku. I pushed open the large double door and walked in. They quickly slammed shut behind me. The noise of the doors slamming shut sent shiver up my spine.

"Perfect. I die in a creepy old mansion by a stupid hormonal mother fucker. That's just perfect." I said to myself and then flew up the grand staircase. I went through many room, but all of them were empty until I saw another set of stairs. At the top of the stairs lay a single door with a crescent red tear drop. "Well, that's ironic. I swore I came by this way like ten times." I said to myself with a disappointed sigh. "I'm so blind." I commented as I slowly walked up the stairs.

"Kagome!" someone yelled making me trip and roll down the stairs, but before I could hit solid ground, I was caught by two warm arms. I opened my eyes and looked at the man who's gaze made my heart warm. I reached out a hand and placed it to his cheek. He smiled and let out a sigh of relief.

"So warm," escaped my lips. The man smiled and pulled me tight against his chest.

"Don't worry me like that," he said as a tear rolled down my face, but the man kissed it away. I smiled and wrapped my arms around his neck.

"I've missed you so much, Bankotsu!" I cried. His hair had grown a lot longer than when I last saw him and was tied in a braid, but he still had his purple marking at the center of his forehead. "Such a warm glow," I curled up closer to his chest.

"We have to get out of here," he said. My eyes snapped open as reality hit me. I pushed away from Bankotsu and ran up the stairs. "No! Where are you going?" He screamed as he ran after me. I kicked open the door and walked through. On the other side sat a desk that was stacked with papers and a single chair that had its back to us. "Kagome!" Bankotsu called.

"You need to get out of here. This is what I have to do." I said. Bankotsu looked me in the eyes and sighed.

"I'm not going to let you do this alone," he said and the pressed his lips to mine. I gladly returned the kiss even though I knew it was wrong. If Inuyasha ever found out, he would surely kill me. Hell, I want to kill myself! We pulled away for air and let our foreheads lean against each other. I opened my eyes and looked directly into his emerald ones.

"How cute. Have you and Inuyasha broke up and then you got with this new boy? You work fast, Kagome." Naraku's voice commented. I spun around and stared at Naraku. He looked from me to Bankotsu and then his eyes grew wide as realization hit him. "Is that who I think it is? The man who proposed to you long ago but you rejected his offer? Bankotsu, the leader of the Band of Seven. My, this is very interesting. You two are dating again? Your not going to turn down his marriage proposal this time are you?" Naraku asked. Did he really have to bring that up? I looked over at Bankotsu, who didn't seem so pleased with the subject either.

"Shut up, Naraku!" I screamed. Naraku smirked and shook his head.

"Your so impatient aren't you? Always wanting to get straight to the matter at hand aren't you, Kag?" He joked. I clenched my teeth. Two warm arms wrapped around my waist. I looked back at Bankotsu who gave me a stiff nod. A combo attack? I hadn't done that in years.

"Are you positive?" I asked. Bankotsu smiled, kissed my forehead, and nodded. A combo attack used up a lot of power of the one who was lending the power. If we missed, Bankotsu would no longer be able to fight and I would be alone. I pondered over the idea for a moment and then nodded. If we did miss, I would finally be able to face Naraku alone.

"Don't starts hugging each other in front of me. Especially when it's you, Bankotsu. Considering that I once had a shot at Kagome before you came along." Naraku sneered. I wrinkled my nose in disgust. No wonder he was so nice to me in the past. Gross.

"Power of purification, open yourself to me and use the power of this vessel and unleash yourself to thee. I summon thee to defeat thy enemy!" I screamed. I looked over at Bankotsu whose powers began to flow into me. His large sword appeared at his side and sent more power into him that coursed through me. My body was overflowing with power. No, that wasn't good. My body couldn't hold so much power. I already bared all of my powers and now that Bankotsu's were being added, I began to feel really dizzy.

"Stay with me, Kagome." Bankotsu whispered in my ear. His voice sounded tired and drained of all life. Who could blame him? All of his powers were being absorbed. I nodded and shot forward a large blast of glowing red and pink lights. "Good girl," he complimented. I nodded and tried hard to let it all out as fast as I possibly could. Naraku was hit directly, but I couldn't see if he had survived. Everything exploded and Bankotsu and I were sent flying through the air. I screamed as I slammed hard into the outer wall, but smiled when I saw Bankotsu land beside me. He stood up and smiled at me.

"Did you see what happened?" I asked. Bankotsu shook his head. I sighed and stood up. My body was sore, but I ignored it. I looked around, but couldn't see anything through the black smoke. I bit my lower lip, and then let out a gasp of horror when I saw a dark figure moving towards us. Naraku stood tall in front of us. His body was covered in wounds. I felt a warm hand slip into mine and looked at Bankotsu.

"I will always love you," he said as he kissed me gently and then pushed me away. I rolled down the staircase and then laid on the ground for a moment, waiting for my mind to process just what the hell was going on. I slowly sat up and looked up at the stairs. I could hear nothing, nor see anything.

"Kagome!" a familiar voice called from behind me. I looked back and saw Inuyasha running my way. He sat next to me and pulled me into a tight embrace. "What the hell were you fucking thinking!" He scold. I just stared at him and then looked back up at the staircase that was enclosed in dark smoke. My breathing kicked up, my adrenaline rushed, and tears ran down my face. I pulled Inuyasha close and cried aloud. What was I doing? There was no proof that Bankotsu was dead. I needed to go up and help him. I pulled away from Inuyasha and looked into his confused eyed. I smiled and then ran up the stairs. "Kagome!" Inuyasha screamed. I kept running and then heard him begin to run after me.

"Hello, Kagome." Naraku greeted. I stopped dead as I saw Bankotsu's own blade pierced through his heart. My eyes grew wide with horror.

"Kagome?" Inuyasha said. I ignored him and when he reached for my shoulder I pushed him away. I ran over and sat next Bankotsu. I pulled his lifeless body into my arms and cried.

"No! You can't die!" I cried. At the moment, everyone became dead to me. I leaned down and pressed my lips to Bankotsu's, but this time he didn't kiss me back. I pulled away and tears streamed down my face. "I'm sorry! This is all my fault! You don't deserve to die! Bankotsu!" I screamed. My body became enveloped with rage and power. My wings grew and my eyes glowed pink. I slowly stood up as a pink tornado circled around me.

"Kagome?" Inuyasha called. I glared at Naraku, but these weren't my actions. I wasn't the one creating the tornado, it was the past me. Her spirit or who she once was, was possessing me and I had absolutely no control.

"I will never forgive you," I said, well, past Kagome said. My voice sounded distant and clouded by darkness. "How dare you hurt the ones I love! I will kill you!" I screamed and then lunged for Naraku. I tackled him and we both hit against the railing, that broke with the weight of us both.

"Kagome!" Inuyasha screamed, but I didn't care. Naraku kicked me off and sent my flying. My feet touched the wall and then I flipped and landed safely. I glared at Naraku, who pulled out a sword. I summoned my bow and arrows and began to aim. I shot one and that single arrow turned into ten. All ten were enveloped with my purification power. Naraku dodged them all, except one that slit his arm.

"What power," Naraku complimented. I shot forward at full speed and socked Naraku in the face. He flew and hit smack against the wall.

"Impressed?" I asked. Naraku smirked and nodded as he slowly got up.

"So this is what happens when you piss of an angel. You must have really loved Bankotsu." Naraku noted. I gritted my teeth and shot forward once again, but this time Naraku caught my fist. I kicked up my leg and Naraku caught it too.

"Asshole," I growled and then kicked up my other leg, that smacked hard against Naraku's face. He released his grip and my body made a side ways twirl and then I slid across the ground, on my feet though. I looked at Naraku and smirked. "Bankotsu! This is for you!" I screamed as I lunged forward and tackled Naraku down. I socked him in the eye and then he spun us around once more and he was on top now. He moved his knee up and pressed hard against my stomach. I screamed and then kicked him off. I sat up and stared at Naraku who began to sit up.

"Persistent aren't you?" He asked.

"Back at you," I sneered. We both stood up and glared at each other.

"Kagome!" Inuyasha called. I didn't bother to turn to look, knowing that Naraku would have used that chance to either run or attack.

"Go away!" I demanded. "This is my fight! Naraku must pay! He took away someone who was very important to me!" I yelled. I could hear Inuyasha stop dead in his tracks. I shot forward at the same time Naraku did. Our fists collided sending a dark vibration through the house and in less then a minute later, everything crumbled. The mansion that once stood, was no longer.

"Your annoying!" Naraku yelled as he jumped back.

"And your a know it all bitch with no mother fucking life!" I shot back as I jumped back. We continued to glare at each other. I wanted to attack first, but it would have been better if he did, so I could see his technique and find someway to counter it.

"Die!" Naraku yelled as he lunged for me. Both of his hand were up and holding up a sword and since he was in the air jumping through the air to me, he couldn't use his legs. Rule #1 in a fight: Never leave yourself wide open to you opponent. I waited for Naraku to get close enough, and once he was I pierced his heart with an arrow. Naraku collapsed to the ground and then slowly died. I breathed heavily and then walked my way to Bankotsu's dead body. I fell on my knees next to him and stared.

"I'm sorry," I apologized as I leaned down and laid his head on my thigh. "I will always love you too," I whispered and then kissed his lips gently. I could hear someone walking up behind me, but I knew who it was, so I didn't bother to turn.

"Kagome," Inuyasha called. I didn't answer. Inuyasha sat next to me, grabbed my chin, and forced me to look at him. "Don't ever do that again! Do you know how much you scared the shit out of me! I was fucking worried! Don't act like I don't give a shit about your fucking life! Do you understand me!" He screamed. I looked into his eyes. They were filled with pain and anger. I nodded and looked down at Bankotsu.

"Why did this happen? He had nothing to do with this! He just wanted to protect me, so why!" I cried. Inuyasha hugged me and then lifted me up bridal style.

"Let's get home, love. We shouldn't stay here any longer." Inuyasha suggested. I agreed, but continued to cry on him. His shirt was soaked in tears but he didn't mind. He held me close to him once we got home and stroked my hair as I cried myself to sleep.


"Yue, if you don't stop chasing after you brother, I'm going to kick your little ass!" I warned. Yue stopped chasing Mamoru, who immediately took the opportunity to run upstairs, and walked into the kitchen with a pout on her small face.

"No fair," she complained.

"Yea, well life's not fair," I snapped. Yue sighed and then grabbed a cookie from the cookie jar.

"When is uncle Sesshy and aunt Rin going to get here?" Yue asked. I looked at my watch and then turned to the little girl.

"In a phew so we better go get you dressed." I said as I walked over and lifted Yue into my arms. She giggled and then I walked upstairs and changed Mamoru and Yue into their good clothes, well, good for five minutes when they completely mess it up. I sighed and put on the television. "Here you little brats. Watch some T.V. while I go finish cooking. Inuyasha is going to get out of wor-" warm arms wrapping around my waist shut me up.

"Did you call?" Inuyasha asked seductively in my ear. I rolled my eyes, laughed, kissed him, and then walked back down to finish my cooking.

"Kagome!" Rin screamed as she pulled me into a tight embrace. I laughed and hugged her back. Sesshomaru-A.K.A. uncle Sesshy-, Izayoi, Inu no Taisho, Sango, Miroku, Shippo-who moved over here with his father last year-, and the others walked in. I hugged them all, except Sesshomaru. He still scared the shit out of me. Hiding behind Rin's leg was her and Sesshomaru's three-year-old son, Myoga. I smiled at the small boy and led him over to Yue and Mamoru.

"You will never guess what!" Sango shrieked as all of us girls sat on the couch while the boys went over to the movie room. I looked at her with curiosity.

"What?" I asked.

"I'm pregnant!" She screamed. I froze and then burst out laughing. Everyone looked at me in shock.

"I'm sorry it's just that, well, I saw that one coming. I expected it to be a lot sooner though considering it is that pervert Miroku she's dating." I admitted and everyone laughed.

The rest of the night went by perfectly. We all had dinner and chatted away with each other and caught up on what was happening in each others lives. Shippo had told me that Koga called and told him that he was married to some chick named Ayame. I was so happy that he wouldn't be obsessing over me that I started jumping up and down and everyone stared at me as if I had completely lost my mind or something. A little after ten everyone said their goodbyes and then left.

"I'm happy they had fun," I whispered to Inuyasha as I looked at our Yue and Mamoru sleep.

"Yea, me too." He agreed as he wrapped his arms around me. I turned around and looked Inu in the eyes.'

"Happily ever after?" Inuyasha asked. I giggled and shook my head.

"There is no such thing, but we're close enough." I said and then kissed Inuyasha passionately on the lips.