Kim: Sorry I haven't updated in a while, I've been working on another story. Enjoy!:-)


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We walk back to camp in comfortable silence, the sun slowly setting over the horizon. 'He's being so nice to me,' I think as I watch the sunset. 'Maybe this is who he really is.' I glance at the demon walking beside me with a small smile adorning my face. 'I wonder what happened to turn him so cold and hateful. It must've been horrible since he turned out like this.' I look closer at Sesshomaru, the smile dropping from my face.

'He looks lonely.'

I turn my gaze back to the front, a warm breeze blowing from the south. We arrive at our temporary camp in close to five minutes, the sun casting an orange glow across the sky, the clouds a deep purple. I set Shippo down and get to starting a fire and preparing dinner, Sesshomaru eyeing me the entire time.

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I run, blood seeping from a gash on my shoulder and an angry half-demon on my tail. My legs ache with the effort of carrying my body forward but I can't stop. If I do, Inuyasha will only strike me once more. I send a ball of spiritual energy at him and hope to any god that'll listen that it hits.

I can see camp up ahead, my face breaking into a smile before I'm tackled to the ground, Inuyasha straddling my waist and dragging his sharp claws down my back. I scream when he twists a claw in one of the cuts, his dark laughter ringing throughout the forest.

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My eyes shoot open, tears running down my cheeks and my body drenched in sweat. I sit up and look around, Shippo right next to me and Sesshomaru about two feet away, his golden eyes showing slight concern. I give him a weak smile, my body beginning to shake. He can most likely smell the fear in my scent, see the pain in my eyes. He gets to his feet, walking the two feet to me then dropping to my level.

"Miko, there is no need to cry. The half-breed cannot hurt you while you are under my care. I will kill him before he gets the chance." His voice is gentle, soft. I nod as he pulls me into his unarmored chest, my head buried in the crook of his neck and his chin atop my head.

"I shall protect you."


Kim: It took me two weeks to come up with this chapter. Hope you enjoyed, and don't forget to Read & Review:-)