A/N Thank you to everyone who reviewed! I don't own Inuyasha!
Inuyasha's Point of View
I shot awake in pain, "Ah," I hissed and looked up and saw three of Kagome's future friends standing above me with tears in their eyes, "Nani?"
"You!" the one…Eri, if I remember correctly, yelled, "This is your fault!"
"What the heck are you talking about?" I asked frowning.
"Kagome just went back to fight!" my eyes widened.
"That baka did wha-ah!" I shot up, but hissed in pain before I could finish my sentence.
"Girls, calm down," I turned to Kagome's mother, who looked like she had been crying too, "It's not Inuyasha's fault. Kagome made the decision."
The girl…Ayumi, I believe, was crying into her hands. I clinched my human hands into fists, "That baka…why?" I asked myself, but apparently too loud.
"Because of that Kikyo person!" Eri yelled, "She went because you're so worried about her!"
"Nani?" I said glaring, "Of course I'm worried about her, but I'm also worried about Sango and Miroku!"
Ayumi looked up and Eri and the other girl…Yuka, I think, were shocked, "You…but you and Kikyo…" Ayumi said distantly.
I moved to a sitting position and glared at them, "Have any of you ever forgotten one of your past loves?" I asked.
The three girls looked down, "I didn't think so," I said and stood up.
"Where are you going?" Kagome's mother asked.
"What the heck does it look like?" I asked, "Going after that-ah," I gripped the side of the couch as the pain caused me to fall.
"Inuyasha, you can't," Kagome's mother said coming over, "You're too hurt."
I growled, "I can't just wait till morning!" I yelled, "That's too long! They could all be dead!"
My breathing was sharp and rigid, "Inuyasha," I growled when Kagome's mother touched me.
"I always lose those I care about!" I yelled, "I can't lose them!"
I fell to one of my knees in pain, "Inuyasha…" Kagome's mother said.
Tears fell down my face. Stupid human emotions, but I guess I was never meant to be happy, like Sesshomaru said. I heard creaking and I turned and saw Shippo come down the stairs rubbing his left eye, "What's going on?" he said tired.
"…runt…" I hid my face from him.
Shippo looked around, "W-where's mama?" my heart tightened.
"Mommy? No! Mommy!" I quickly shook the memory away.
"Mama?" Yuka asked shocked.
"Kagome went back," I said not looking at the runt.
"What…" Shippo said.
I looked up at him and saw him crying; I quickly looked away again and hissed in pain. I heard a thump and assumed Shippo fell down crying. I grabbed Tessaiga's sheath. I had lost Tessaiga near the beginning of the battle. Kagome's mother helped me stand up and practically forced me back onto the couch, "Girls, it's late," Kagome's mother said, "It might be best if you call your parents and stay here. Shippo-kun, come on, you can sleep with Sota."
Shippo shook his head and ran over to me. I looked at Shippo confused. Kagome's mother looked at us sadly, "Come on, Sota," she said, "It's passed your bedtime."
Everyone soon left and I turned to Shippo. Shippo crawled into my lap and started crying into me. A few minutes later, Shippo stopped and was fast asleep. I sighed then winced in pain. I knew Shippo saw Kagome as his mother; I mean it was kinda obvious; this must be hard for him. I stayed awake the rest of the night, I couldn't sleep; I wouldn't sleep. Kagome's mother came downstairs just as light was coming out. I growled at the window. The sooner the sun came up the faster I could heal and go see if Kagome's alright. Shippo still slept soundly on my chest, but he whimpered when I growled. Kagome's friends soon came down and walked over to me, "You're going after her, right?" Ayumi asked.
"Of course I am," I snapped, "I minute that baka sun rises I'm taking the runt and jumping in the well."
"But won't you still be in pain?" Eri asked.
"Keh," I said, "Once my demon blood comes back all this will just be scratches."
Shippo opened his eyes and groaned. I looked at him for a few seconds before looking out the window as the sun just peeked out. I closed my eyes and felt my demon blood coming back. I opened my eyes and saw Kagome's three friends shocked slightly. I stood up ignoring them, "Inuyasha," I turned to Kagome's mother as she held out my shirt and the Robe of the Fire Rat to me.
I looked at them, "I'll come back for them later," I stated and ran out faster than either of the humans could see.
I still had Shippo in my arms as I jumped into the well and went back to my time. I jumped onto the edge and saw a lot of demon bodies on the ground dead. I sniffed the air and what I smelled made my blood run cold. My demon blood started to take over, but not to kill mate…mate hurt. I quickly followed the scent of Kagome's blood. The scent led me to the village, more specifically Kaede's hut. I ran in and Kagome turned to me in shock. My demon blood seem to calm down when I saw she just had her arm wrapped up, "Inuyasha?" Kagome asked.
"Mama!" Shippo jumped into Kagome's arms.
Kagome blinked a couple of times, but smiled, "Kagome…" I fell to my knees from the shock and relief.
"Inuyasha!" Kagome ran over to me, "You're still hurt."
"You baka," I said and pulled her to me, "What the heck were you thinking?"
Kagome wiggled from my grasp, "Everyone's fine, Inuyasha," she said, "Even Kikyo."
"Well, then why didn't you come back?" I yelled.
"I wanted to make sure everyone was okay," she pointed causing me to turn and see Sango, Miroku, Kirara, and Kikyo bandaged up and sleeping, "I guess I lost track of time."
I grabbed Kagome again and growled lowly, "Don't do that again," I said, "If you ever leave and endanger yourself during another new moon then I will…I don't know what I would do…"
"Why?" Kagome asked looking at me.
"Baka…" I said baring my head in her hair, "Why else?"
"Um, can't Kikyo find the shards?" really?
I glared at Kagome and growled lowly, "Ba-ka," I said and gripped Kagome's arms tightly.
Kagome tilted her head, "I'm not getting this, Inuyasha," she said, "Can't Kikyo do everything I can, but better?"
"No," I said, "You…you know what, forget it."
Shippo jumped in front of us, "You're both bakas!" he yelled.
"Shippo!" Kagome yelled.
Shippo sat down with his arms crossed and pouting. I looked at Kagome, "You should get home," I said, "Your friends and mother are worried sick."
Kagome nodded and stood up. Shippo glared at me when Kagome left, "What?" I asked.
"Why didn't you tell her?" Shippo asked.
"Keh," I crossed my arms, "None of your business, runt."
"Idiot," I turned and saw Kikyo sitting up.
"What?" I asked.
Kikyo threw something at me and I caught it out of reflex. I looked and saw that it was Tessaiga, "That's the only thing that protected her," my blood ran cold, "She's much worse than she seems. She only managed to grab the sword after she was bleeding profusely. She was also very tender in the chest area."
My ears twitched at every word Kikyo said. I growled and ran out towards the well. My demon blood was out of control again, but, because of Tessaiga, not enough for me to transform mate hurt badly… I jumped into the well and was transported to Kagome's time once again. I jumped out of the well and ran into her house with a very angry look on my face. Kagome and everyone else jumped slightly, "Inuyasha?" Kagome asked.
I walked over to Kagome and grabbed her wrist and pulled her close to me again, but this time, I paid attention to her scent, "What are you doing?" Eri asked.
Kagome winced when I touched her neckline. I growled, "Kikyo told me, Kagome," Kagome went wide eyed, "What happened?" I growled out each of the last words.
Kagome looked down, "I may have a few broken ribs…and maybe a bruised neckline," she said.
"What!" Kagome's friends and her mother rushed over.
I growled, "I'm fine, Inuyasha," Kagome said, "Tessaiga protected me."
"But what if you didn't have it?" I growled, "Kagome, I couldn't protect you on that night. Why the heck did you leave?!"
"Because you were worried about Kikyo," I froze at Kagome's exclamation, "I didn't want you going through that again…"
I glared at Kagome. Is that why she did that? I grabbed Kagome's wrist and pulled her into a kiss. Kagome stiffened slightly. I pulled away and Kagome looked at me with slight shock, "Baka," I said, "Yes, I still care about Kikyo and I couldn't tell you two apart in the beginning," Kagome looked away from me and my demon rose up again, "But," Kagome looked at me with confusion, "I care about you more. All I feel for Kikyo is the want to avenge her death. I can also see several differences between you two. Kikyo cared for others, but she wouldn't hesitant in hurting them if they came near the jewel, but you would. Kikyo cares for children, but you would protect kids like Shippo, Rin, and Kohaku even if it meant your life. And…Kikyo loved me, but didn't stop me from wanting to change human. She feared the reaction from people outside the village, but you…you traveled all over the land with me, got looks because of it, but you still said that you loved me as I am; something Kikyo never said. Kagome…" I had been looking at the ground, but I looked up when I said her name, "She never actually said those three words I only heard from mother."
Kagome had tears peek her eyes, "Inuyasha…" she hugged me and I felt the side of my neck become wet, "I'm sorry…"
I wrapped my arms around her and hugged her, but tried to keep in mind that she was injured, "I love you, Inuyasha," she said softly, "I love you just the way you are."
I pulled Kagome closer to me, but not enough that it would hurt her chest wounds. Apparently, we both forgot about the little audience, "Kagome?" Kagome turned around and blushed lightly while laughing nervously, "Do you need to go to the hospital?"
"And what? Tell them that she got the wounds from fight an army of demons?" Eri asked her friend, "Hello…she'll be put in the Loony Bin for life!"
What's a Loony Bin? Never mind…nobody is taking Kagome from me, "I'm fine," Kagome said, "I've had worse, right, Inuyasha?"
I looked at Kagome like she had suddenly green skin. Kagome sighed, "I'm pretty sure I died twice," I froze and growled, "See?"
"Don't remind me…" I said pulling her close to me.
I buried my face into Kagome's hair filling my senses with her scent, "Inuyasha," Kagome said softly, but I heard it just as clearly as if she said it normally.
"Hmm?" I said looking at her with question, but my face still on her head.
"Would you let me stay here for a few days recovery?" Kagome asked.
I gripped her tightly, "You're more than welcome to stay too, in fact," Kagome smiled, "It may be best for Sango, Miroku, Kirara, Shippo, and Kikyo, if she's still there, if you bring them here until they heal."
I blinked in shock, "Oh!" Kagome's mother exclaimed, "I would like to meet Kagome's friends."
I sighed, "I suppose that would be best," I said, "I mean, Naraku knows now."
Kagome placed her hand on my cheek, "Inuyasha, we'll be fine," she said, "If we need to we'll come here a day before the new moon. And Naraku wouldn't hurt Kikyo on purpose…you and I both know that."
I nodded and Kagome turned to her friends, "And can I trust you guys to keep my excuses in play?" she asked, "And make sure Jii-chan stays within reasonable illnesses."
"Yeah, I think last time he told us you had an illness that only cats could get," Eri said.
Kagome and I sweat dropped. I released Kagome, "I'll go get the others," I said and grabbed my undershirt and my robe, "Be back in a few minutes."
I turned to Kagome and found her smiling at me. I smirked back and walked towards the well. Mine… For once, I agreed full heartedly with my demon side. I then jumped into the well to get our "family".
A/N End! Hope you enjoyed. Still working on Family Bond…Don't rush me! Please R&R.