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It wasn't Athena.  But it amused me.  And I have to go back and see how it turns out.

Stink Pellets and an Ambush

InuYasha woke up to find himself in a dark and musty cellar. The cool, dark room smelled of rotten cabbages and old pickle mash. As he came to, he discovered that he was pinned into a recessed alcove, warded in by ofuda and immoblized by another.. He might have as well have been walled in by how much he could move.
He blinked and shook his head, trying to get his bearings and asess what was going on, but mostly he knew he had a throbbing headache from the attack, his nose was still half numb,and he had no idea how long he had been in this place.  His last memory before waking up in the cellar was of being attacked and her shrieking his name.  

"Oh Kagome, " he muttered.  "I am so so sorry."

There were some voices outside of the cellar, and his ears twitched to pick up the sound. The voices were followed by a thud, and suddenly the door was thrown open.

Light poured in from the outside. He turned his head to shield his eyes from the sudden change of light.  After a moment, he saw a backlit intruder enter, and as he came closer, resolve into the black and purple robes of an itinerant monk.  The monk hurried down the steps.

"Tired of the dark?" the monk asked..

"Don't you know it.” InuYasha  growled. “About time you showed up, Miroku. Get their damn stinkin' ofuda off me.  We got to go find Kagome!  No telling what those damn bastards have done to her by now."

Miroku quickly removed the wards around the alcove.  "I sent Sango and Kirara to go look for Kagome before I came here."  He pulled InuYasha up and out of the alcove and removed the immobilization ward off of the hanyou's back.

Free to move again, he stumbled forward, caught himself, shook his arms to get the blood flowing.
"Want this?" Miroku  asked, handing InuYasha his sword.  " It was sitting outside the door. Thought you might miss it."

"You know it."  He  then unsheathed his blade and dashed up to the top of the stairs."Let's go rescue Kagome and get the bastards that did this."

Kagome knelt on the bare earth in a windowless hut in another part of the village.  Her hands were bound behind her back, the rough hemp cord chafing her wrists..

Everything had happened so quickly.  She and InuYasha had entered this village, looking to buy some supplies, waiting for Sango and Miroku to catch up with them when suddenly, someone had used a stench pellet like Sango's clan would use.  It went off right in front of InuYasha, and he collapsed almost immediately.  She screamed out his name as rough hands pulled her away,  binding her hands and throwing her into this cell.   

It had been hours now.  Besides the rough handling when they separated the two of them, they had left her alone.  Occasionally, she would hear voices talking outside of the hut, and she had learned they were waiting on someone named Jomei.  

"Oh InuYasha," she whispered. "What have they done to you?"

"Yo, Danno," came a voice right outside of the hut. "I hear we got a good looker this time."

"Stop your daydreaming,  Master Jomei will want her in good shape." came the reply.

"Wonder which brothel he'll sell her off to?"  

"One too good for the likes of you, I'm sure, although all of'em are too good for the likes of her." replied Danno. "Only fit to be a whore, anyway, being with that youkai."

"Did you see his ears?  Had to be a hanyou.  Bet you could get some youkai to pay for the privilege of putting him down."

His companion chuckled.

Kagome could feel her blood turning into ice water.

"Excuse me, friends," came a familiar voice.  "I think I detect an evil aura around this place."

"What the---"

Suddenly she heard thuds and the sounds of a short struggle.

The door flew open.


Amber eyes met hers, strong red-cloaked arms wrapped around her.  "Let's get out of here."


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Aug. 11th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Now I liked this. You should let the plotbunniesattack more often, lol. ;)
Aug. 11th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
them plotbunnies have been breeding like....bunnies, to where they've been coming out of the woodwork lately. My brain is like like an iceberg, or a rabbit warren...people see the bits and pieces, but oh, the bunnies are busy below. Sometimes, the poems can be an indicator the direction the bunnies are leading me...They even make me get off the internet for hours at a time to go write...in longhand if necessary....


Thanks for the comment.
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Damn, lol.
Me now... I cant write to save my life, tho I have a whole buncha ideas roamin round my head. My fingers just cant go as fast as my mind travels. Lol.
Aug. 12th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
If we could only type as fast as we can think....
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
I really liked this. And I like it when someone gets to come to InuYasha's rescue for a change.
Aug. 12th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
There was a particular piece of fan art based on a particular story where he had to get rescued that kept popping into my head as I wrote that...LOL...

He's so good at surviving it is hard to find a way to get him into the need for rescuing. Stink pellets are one of the few things I could think of that a human group could use to put him at a disadvantage.

Aug. 12th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
Don't you love it when a fic inspires fanart that inspires another fic?

Yeah, that and sutra. Can't think of too many other things, other than being knocked unconscious by something.
Aug. 12th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Well, being a medievalist type and a heavy folklore background, I have to admit that evolving new things out of old is pretty common...although Ofuda are canon in InuYasha...

And at the very back of my mind I see a fusion between a medieval welsh version of the Percival legend called Peredur with elements from InuYasha and Celtic faerylore (since Faery critters in Ireland and Great Britain surely behave like youkai) into something neither exactly but might be interesting to develop....And probably end up at the Grail Castle...

But that one's way on the back burner, and the plotbunnies better be only giving it the rarest of stirs. They better be paying attention to what I am really pondering. (waves a whip with plotbunny carrot in their direction)
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