Kagome bolted up out of bed, taking deep breaths.
InuYasha lifted his head off the futon. “What’s wrong?” he asked, as he put his arm around her.
“Bad dream,” she said.
He pulled her close. “Tell me about it.”
She looked up at him, searching his eyes with such a look of longing and sadness that he pulled her extra close.
Sighing, she said, “I dreamed we were back in my mom’s house.”
InuYasha felt a twinge of guilt, like he usually did when she mentioned her home far away in the future.
“In this dream, we were lying in my bed, under that pink coverlet of mine, and I was holding you close. We had just made love, but you were...were...crying. I felt so sad for you. You felt so trapped and unable to fit in. There was nothing for you to do except help Grandfather, no forest to escape to. You had given up everything that made you a man, that made you InuYasha, to be with me. You had just told me you loved me more than anything, but asked me to let you die.”
“Never,” InuYasha said, holding her close. “I would never do that to you.” He pulled her close to his chest, kissed her gently on the top of her head.
“I miss Mama and Souta and Grandfather,” Kagome said, “But I’m glad we’re here, in your time. It would kill me if I took away your freedom to be who you really are. Stop feeling guilty. I’m where I want to be.”
He held her close, and sleep soon took her. But before it took him, he whispered, “I love you, Kagome. Thank you.”
Drabble 2: Ouch!
They stood in an alleyway a block from school. Ar least one of them did.
As InuYasha’s face made impact with the ground, his head rang like a bell. He hated when she did that any time he got off the shrine grounds and surprised her. Slowly, the subjugation spell let go of him, and he stood up, dusted off and gave her an angry look. “Dammit, Kagome, why don’t you let me say something before you try to break my nose?” he growled as he rubbed the offended bit of skin.
“You know you aren’t supposed to follow me to school,” Kagome said, her eyes still flashing with irritation. “What if someone saw you?”
“Then they’d see me,” he said. “Anyway, your mother sent me. You left this.” He pulled out a book out from where he had stashed it in his suikan and handed it to her. “Your mother said she thought you were having a test on it.”
She looked at the copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls. “Ack! I can’t believe I forgot this.” She looked up at the hanyou, who was still scowling at her. “Thank you, InuYasha. I’m sorry I said the word.” She gave him a quick hug. “I’ve got to run now. It’s almost time for the bell to ring. You better hurry home.”
“You owe me for this one,” he said, scowling.
“And I’ll make it up to you. But not until after school!” She reached up and quickly kissed the tip of his nose where the concrete had scraped it. “Bye!”
Dashing out of the alleyway she left a dazed InuYasha in her wake. Slowly a small smile crept onto his face as he rubbed the tip of his nose. He’d never understand her, but that didn’t necessarily matter.
I'm not complaining, mind you. I just wanna know who gave Fabio the magick potion? I need to find more of that stuff....