An: I am going to do a little bit of re-working on this story so look out for a few changes. I don't think there will be any big one but there is always the possibility.
Disclaimer: Don't own a darn thing.. Not even this computer yet still paying for it lol.
OF MIKOS AND DEMONS
Kagome woke from a sound sleep with a gasp, something was calling to her. She sat up but the odd tugging did not recede. Untangling herself from Shippo she carefully tucked him back in to guard against the cold. Looking around she saw that once again Inuyasha was missing from their little group and sighed softly. Moving quietly through the camp so as not to wake the others she followed the tug wondering if the hanyou had gotten himself into some type of trouble.
She walked through the forest for about twenty minutes before she began to feel the vibrating tug grow stronger. Hurrying forward she gasped at the grizzly sight she found "Oh dear goddess what happened to you Sesshomaru!"
The small clearing looked as if it had been painted with blood with the demon lord propped up against a tree in the middle looking for all the world like Aries himself just resting after a battle. He snarled loud and low as she approached his eyes opening to reveal the ruby red gaze of his beast having taken over. Remembering what Sango had said about inu demons she quickly slunk to her belly whining low in her throat in entreaty to come nearer. Slowly the red retreated leaving the familiar amber. "You may come forward miko."
"I can help you if you will allow it. Raising Shippo I have managed to learn how to heal demon injuries without purification." At his nod she murmured for him to close his eyes and relax as she stripped what was left of his top. Laying her hands lightly on his chest she sent a prayer to the goddess before focusing on him. She closed her eyes allowing a picture of him whole and healthy the first time they had met to enter her mind. She never let it waver holding her powers at the surface channeling them into him as the picture became more solid in her mind she knew that he was healing.
Sesshomaru felt a warmth fill him like nothing ever had it was what these humans must call love. 'If this is love I begin to see why these silly ningen are so willing to throw away their lives to defend it.' He thought idly. As he sat there he could literally feel his body begin to knit itself back together under the mikos care and relaxed into a near sleep like haze.
Kagome finally felt that he healing was done the demon lord whole again she literally shook with the amount of strength she had used making her feel faint. Opening her eyes she saw that he was fine and somehow she had even returned his other arm to him. Smiling softly she put up a barrier before collapsing onto Sesshomaru.
Sesshomaru came awake when the miko fell awkwardly into his side resting partially on him and partly the tree. "Stupid human did too much at once." He moved to pick her up gasping when both hands came up healthy and whole. "You are full of surprises little human I look forward to learning more about you." Looking around he saw the barrier and smirked at least she had been intelligent enough to take safety measures before passing out.
Inuyasha and the group had woken finding a member of their group missing and gone looking for her at day break. Inuyasha swore to himself about Kagome being a stupid woman and how she needed to take more after Kikyo as he got further and further ahead of the group. He caught the scent of her miko magic and his brother rushing in to the rescue before thinking things over.
Kagome woke warm and comfortable stretching carefully her mouth pouting a bit in confusion when she felt the fur wrapped around her and the warm being that was pillowing her head. She sat up carefully and found herself looking into amber eyes and nearly relaxed until she saw the crescent moon as well. Scrambling back she apologized quickly panicking that she has somehow ended up sleeping on the demon that had at one point tried to kill her.
"Miko calm down the scent of your fear offends this Sesshomaru." He stated flatly. "I merely made you more comfortable after you healed me, you have my thanks miko."
Sighing in relief, "You are more than welcome Sesshomaru Sama; if you will excuse me I need to find my way back to camp before Inuyasha finds me gone."
"Kagome!" Inuyasha screamed thundering into the clearing grabbing Kagome and tossing her behind him without paying attention to the fact that his claws had cut her wrist open. "Stay the hell away from her you bastard I will kill you if you hurt her."
"Says the Hanyou who injures the very human he is attempting to protect. She saved this ones life hanyou. She healed me from a mortal wound and gave me back my arm I owe her a debt" Sesshomaru's voice dripping sarcasm and distain.
"What the fuck is he talking about Kagome?" Inuyasha shouted.
"I don't know how to explain it but something called me to him. I healed him and put up a barrier to protect us last night that's all!" She shouted back.
"You bitch! How could you heal him after he tried to kill us so many times? Why would you betray me with how many times I have protected your useless hide?"
"I couldn't just let him die!"
Inuyasha slapped her hard his claws leaving gashes in her face. She looked stunned tears running down her face. "How could you, you promised to protect me."
Inuyasha snarled "Consider it your punishment bitch." He began moving forward to grab her but found Sesshomaru blocking his path.
"Get out of my way the wench is mine to protect." Inuyasha began to get a red ring around his eyes.
Kagome gripped onto Sesshomaru clothing hiding behind him trembling slightly. "You have the very one you claim is yours to protect cowering behind this Sesshomaru in fear hanyou. My debt demands that I take her from you. If you stand in my way I will kill you."
The rest of Inuyasha's group chose that moment to enter the clearing Shippo scrambling to his mother figure. "Mamma what happened I can smell your blood!" He glared up at Sesshomaru from his mother's shoulder, "What did you do?"
"I did nothing. The hanyou is responsible for her current injuries." Sesshomaru said simply.
The group looked at him as if he had grown a second head. "Surely there is a mistake here Inuyasha would never hurt lady Kagome." Miroku muttered.
"He is telling the truth Miroku. Inuyasha slapped me." Slowly she lowered her hand showing them her wounded face.
"Oh god Kagome your face how could he!" Sango turned on Inuyasha. "How dare you, she has done nothing but accept you and help you every step of the way." Calmly she drew her katana walking toward him with purpose.
"Slayer, stop the hanyou is mine. He has harmed that which is now under my protection." Sickly green poison began to drip from his claws a small smirk appearing on his face.
"Please don't kill him lord Sesshomaru. He was wrong but he was my friend."
"I am done with the hanyou. He attacked me, and has hurt me for the last time. He may go find his clay bitch now if he wants to continue looking for shards." Coming to stand beside Sesshomaru, "just remember this hanyou if you collect shards at some point I will have to collect them from you. If you fight us at that point I will not hesitate to purify your ass to the lowest level of hell and beyond the point of reincarnation."
The group looked at her in shock she had spoken so calmly at the thought of killing her once friend that they were not sure that this was their friend. Inuyasha shook it off. "Bitch you will give me the shards they are mine they and you belong to me."
"I belong to no one you son of a bitch and I have taken quite enough from you. I have tried to conform to the behavior of this place long enough! I am not some weak woman to follow like this I was raised to be a strong independent woman where I came from. If you so much as show me your face before it is time for me to complete the jewel I swear to the fucking goddess that I will kill you myself. "Turning to the rest of the group, "you all are welcome to choose who you will travel with."
"I am traveling with you mom.. I.. I mean Kagome." Shippo stuttered at accidentally calling her mom.
"You are my son do not ever call me by Kagome again" Kagome smiled softly at the young kit who nearly choked her in his enthusiasm to hug her.
"I will to lady Kagome."
"As will I" Sango said.
"You can't possibly be serious!" Inuyasha shrieked.
"Sit boy! Sit sit sit sit sit sit!" Kagome screamed.