Chapter 1/Prologue

(I know it's short but that's how I wanted the beginning to start out)

"Kagome, I don't understand why you are leaving? I thought you were going to stay and go to school here?" Her mother said as she watched her daughter pack her clothes.

Kagome sighed. It was all she could do to keep from crying.

"I'm sorry mom, I just got this offer and it was a once in a life-time opportunity thing. Please try to understand." She said as she went to sit beside her mother.

Other than her family there was truly nothing here for her. She had hoped for a future but that was before….before. It burned the rim of Kagome's eyes just thinking of it.

Flashback

Come on, Kagome, it's not like we can't still be friends." Inuyasha, her once best friend had said.

Kagome was stunned. The pain bit into her.

"After what happened? That's all you have to say!" She cried.

He flinched.

"Kikyo and I have been together since freshmen year, Kagome; I just can't ignore that because of one night. It was a mistake, something we should never have done."

Kagome looked away from him. Tears streaming down her face.

Inuyasha reached a hand out to her. "Kagome…"

She slapped it away, glaring at him.

"Don't touch me, you jerk. I never want you to touch me, never. I hate you, Inuyasha. I pray that I'll never have to see your face again!" She yelled.

She turned and ran away, not looking back.

End of Flashback

"But New York, Kagome?"

Kagome looked at her mom who was staring at her. It took everything Kagome had not to cry as her mother looked at her with her big weepy eyes.

All her life she knew what she wanted, she wanted to stay here in Tokyo, have her own bookstore, and have a big family. Now all that has changed and she needed to make a new start somewhere else.

"Please, mom, it's already hard on me that I have to leave, don't make it worse. Tell grandpa and Sota I said be good and I'll call you every day" Kagome smiled.

Her mother reluctantly nodded, tears streaming down her face.

"I guess if this is what you want then I have no choice but to let you go," She said uneasily.

"Don't worry, mama, everything will be fine," She said, even though she wasn't sure herself.

So the next day she boarded a plane and left for New York, not wishing to look back.