(Hello my fabulous readers! I feel a little silly today xP. Anyway here is the continuation of my other story In Plain Sight. Anyone who hasn't read that story yet feel free to check it out. Enjoy the first chapter of The Rise of Sesshomaru and the Fall of Rin.)

Chapter 1. The Aftermath

Rin opened her eyes to an emerald field. It shined and sparkled off the crescent shaped moon in the sky, only the moon wasn't white. It was a deep sapphire blue.

"Lord Sesshomaru," Rin whispered into the cold, chilly night air. In that moment, the field turned into an violent ocean that consumed Rin's entire body. She tried to scream, but the salty water invaded her mouth, entering in her lungs. A sharp pain entered into her chest where her heart was located. Suddenly two figures appeared in the water; one of Sesshomaru and one of herself. The imitation Rin struck her lord with a glinting sword. "Lord Sesshomaru!" Rin screamed. She was underwater however, and all that came out of her mouth was bubbles. The dog demon's figure vanished and Rin was left alone with her imaginary self.

"You killed him," the girl whispered with a haunting voice. "You took his life after everything he did for you. You deserve to DIE!" The girl drew up her sword and brought it down upon the young Rin.

"NO!" Rin screamed in the night air. She jerked awake to find many fearful eyes staring at her.

"Rin! Rin!" Kagome stated, trying to calm her down. "It's ok. You're safe." Rin was breathing hard and sweat rolled down her cheek. She held tight onto Sesshomaru's two swords, Tenseiga and Bakusaiga. Everyone was staring at Rin with deep concerned eyes from Inuyasha, Kagome, and Shippo to Sango, Miroku and Kaede.

This flared something deep inside of Rin and caused her to yell, "Ok ok! I'm fine just leave me alone!" This stunned everyone inside the little hut and Rin laid back down to go to sleep. Everyone exchanged glances and decided it was best to leave. Slowly the worried people began leaving, until there was only Rin and Kaede.

In the other world...

"Father," Sesshomaru whispered as the legendary Inu no Taisho stepped into view. He stood tall and proud. One thick, royal blue stripe similar to Sesshomaru's marked each of his cheeks. A golden pair of of eyes met Sesshomaru's and Inu no Taisho's tied up, long, grey-silver hair flowed evenly with the wind.

"Sesshomaru...my son," Inu no Taisho stated deeply. "Come with me. You have a long journey ahead of you."

In the forest...

Rin walked through the kaleidoscopic flowers gloomily. It was still nightfall and the stars were twinkling in the midnight blue sky. The full moon shown overhead lighting Rin's secret garden. She began to feel warm salty tears trail down the side of her face. Rin remembered the special moment she and Sesshomaru shared at this very place. She remembered the beautiful irises that were given to her. Then suddenly her thoughts were interrupted as the words of the dream she just had echoed in her mind.

'You took his life after everything he did for you. You deserve to die...' Rin shook her head to clear her head of the horrible thoughts, but the guilt managed to settle into Rin's heart. She collapsed onto the ground and began to sob heavily. 'Maybe I do deserve to die," Rin thought to herself. 'No. I can't. Sesshomaru risked his life many times to save mine. I can't just forsake all his sacrifices.' This didn't help the guilt Rin was experiencing. 'If only I was stronger.'

Rin managed to pull herself together and get up off the ground. She walked back to her hut soundlessly. She did not want anyone to know that she was sneaking out at night. When Rin reached her little house she was greeted by Kaede's light snores. She laid back in her bed and shut her eyes fearful of her next dream.

(I hope you enjoyed this chapter. I didn't go into detail yet about what happened to Sesshomaru or exactly where he is, but I bet you guys can take a pretty good guess ;)

P.S. Anyone who doesn't understand the part where Rin is in the secret garden you can read my first story, The Connection. Everything will be explained there. Stay tuned for my next chapter. What will happen to the fluffies? xD)