Author: Michelle C.

Series: Inu-Yasha: A Feudal Fairytale

Disclaimers: As much as I'd love to own Inu-Yasha and Miroku* drools on Miroku pics*, I don't. (Same goes with the rest of the characters. As if you didn't know that. o.o''') If I owned even a hair of Miroku, I'd be super duper happy^ ^''' Ok. Enough of that. On with my weird li'l fic.

Haunting Dream: Toritsukarete_iru_Yume

Chapter1

          No… No! Please! Okaasan!! Sango awoke with a start. Silently, she made her way out of the house she and the rest of her friends borrowed for the night. Not again… This… akumu… Every night for many moons now…

A sudden rustle in the bushes caught her attention. Sango carefully and quietly slipped her boomerang bone off her shoulder and readied it, in case of an attack.

"Hello Sango," a voice called from the bushes. Miroku stepped out of his former hiding place lightly. Sango lowered her weapon slowly.

"Ah, konnichi wa houshi-sama," Sango said.

"Warui yume, Sango?" the monk questioned.

"Of the sort…" Sango said quietly, looking back at the moonlit lake below. Sango's mind drifted back to her nightmare and she shivered, not from the cold, but rather from the dream…

^*^*^*^*^*^*^*** Flashback to Sango's dream ***^*^*^*^*^*^*^

Sango! Run! Go away from here!

No okaasan! I won't leave you! I won't!!

You must Sango. Run away from here! Live a happy life. Please… for… me…

^*^*^*^*^*^*^*** End of Flashback***^*^*^*^*^*^*^

            "Samusa?" asked a voice, a little ways behind her.

            Sango, forgetting that Miroku was there, nearly jumped out of her skin in surprise, though not visibly. "Iie, just… thinking…" she replied.

            "About?" Miroku prompted, walking closer and closer to her.

            "My nightmare…" said Sango. "It… it was about how my mother died…" she added after a few uncomfortable moments of silence.

            Miroku sat down slowly, surveying the landscape around the lake below. "Would you like to talk about it?" he asked the young taiji-ya, expecting either silence, a glare, a sharp 'iie', or even all of the above (o.o''') but was surprised when he heard a soft, "Sure." escape her lips. "Nani?" he asked disbelievingly.

            "I said… 'sure'," Sango replied, somewhat hesitantly this time. "I heard it was better to voice your troubles, rather than bottle them up inside. Kagome-chan told me that and I normally would tell her my dream" – Sango took a breath before continuing to ramble – "but since she isn't awake and seeing how it seems about the third hour right now and I wouldn't want to wake her or disturb her or anything—"

            "Sango! Kami-sama, how can you breath, talking so fast?" Miroku interrupted, laughing slightly, "You don't have to tell me if you would feel uncomfortable doing so. I understand quite a bit about the pain you're going through though…" Miroku self-consciously fingered the prayer beads around his hand.

            "Iie, I'd like to tell you," Sango said, blushing because of her ramblings from before and thankful that the ebony night covered her and the monk in a veil darkness so as not to show him the crimson blush that attacked her cheeks. "That is, I'd like to tell you if you are willing to listen you me…"

            "Of course I am willing to listen to you Sango," Miroku said slightly surprised. "Never doubt that I'll be here for you for as long as I can." He gestured with his hand to a spot beside him, "Would you like to sit down?"

            Sango regarded him suspiciously and Miroku, catching her glare, held his hands in front of him as a form of truce. "I won't try anything. You seem to really need to talk so I won't even sit that close to you, alright?" Miroku asked. Tonight, that is, he added mentally while grinning slightly at the same time, just tonight.

Author's Notes: I don't really know what happened/happens to Sango's mother. I only have up to book 11 in the Inu-Yasha Viz Graphic Novel books. (Book 12 is coming out in a few weeks!! Yay! ^ ^''') Also, this is the first fic I have ever, ever posted. Please be kind if anyone reviews ^ ^''' Updates (if anyone cares) will be about once a week, if any. (I'm a very, very slow writer, plus with all of that evil stuff called home work o.o'''…well… I'm a pretty fast typist, though, so once I get an idea, it'll be up in a flash. I promise.) Until next time (meaning if even 1 person reviews) ciao ^ ^