With the pup sleeping again, Sesshomaru let him sleep on his tail, once more. Kagome watched the pup carefully the young lord didn’t do anything to the pup, yet. She wanted to be with the pup, but with this weather, it was getting cold. She knew in a few days she had to leave them for a bit. The crescent moon was coming up, her heat cycle was coming up and she didn’t want the demon to know her true identity, still leaving the pup with him. She was afraid for once in her life. Holding herself together, she kept her head down, not even looking at the Inu. Sesshomaru noticed the human shaking, he watched her, so curious yet not really caring.
“Come here.” he ordered. Kagome looked up at the Inus eyes, those amber eyes staring into her blue orbs. In truth, he was beautiful in her eyes, strong, yet deadly at the same time. The fire in-between them, the flames dancing against each other. Kagome didn’t want to leave in the comfy spot on her side of the cave.
“No.” saying no to a demon meant deadly. Yet when she said that Sesshomaru looked into the fire.
“I need you to stay with the pup.” Kagome nodded to him. She began getting up and walking over to him. Sesshomaru gently picked up the pup, still sleeping he gave the pup to the miko. Kagome held him in her arms, sliding down against the wall. The pup laying on her chest, she felt something covering the both of them. Kagome looked up seeing the lord, he wasn’t his haori, she felt warm when it was on them. A certain scent filled her nose, spice and something else, but she couldn’t describe it. Watching him leave the cave, she spoke up,
“Why?” she asked. Sesshomaru stopped himself, he turned his head back to her, sending her mix signals.
“You think, I don’t care for the pup?” that question went to her head. Why was he asking her this? Wasn’t it him that wanted the pup, because of some law?
“I know you cant, your pride is already ruin, because of this pup.” those words hurt the lord. Yet he tried to calm himself down, knowing her, she was pushing it.
“Tell me something, Sesshomaru? Why now? You had three years since this pup been born and yet all of a sudden you want him to live with you in the West. I find that hard to believe that you care for him. Not only that you hate him, because he is different from you.” Sesshomaru looked forward seeing the trees leaning against one another, wind was picking up as the rain came down still.
“I have my reasons, miko.” with that being said, the young lord left. He needed to get away, let his mind calm. His beast found this amusing, clearly he was starting to take a liking to her, yet he knew his master would no approve with a human being his mate. Yes, that’s what he wants.
“Sesshomaru, I have grown fond of the miko. She is beautiful, powerful, and caring to your little brother. I want her as a mate, we shall have her.” Sesshomaru growled at the beast inside of him. Transforming himself into his true form, the whiteness of the fur shining against the half moon in the sky. He ran not to far from the cave, smelling the air close by, he found what he was looking for.
“I will not take that miko as a mate. This Sesshomaru will not and I repeat will not be like my father.” transforming himself back to his human form. Sesshomaru started to undress himself, the warmth from the spring ease his pain. Settling in, he leaned his back against the rock, trying to figure out the miko.
“Why do you think of her, Sesshomaru?” that was the thing, why did he? Anyone that fought with him, ended up dead. Claws would be filled with blood, tickling down to his arm, his victims pleading for their lives. Hearing them screaming in pain, he wanted that. Though this time, the pup was in the way.
“The miko is driving my patience. This Sesshomaru is the alpha and she needs to respect me, no matter what.”
“Lord or alpha she will never-”
“I will make her than.” He would, rubbing his hand over the once marks from the miko. Sesshomaru thought of someway for her to respect him, if she wouldn’t, he had his ways to do so.
The next morning came around, Sesshomaru stood above the miko, her eyes still closed, sleeping, while the pup was starting to wake up. Rubbing his eyes, he saw his mother still sleeping besides him. Looking the other way, he saw his big brother, sniffing the air he smelled something good.
“You will pup.” Sesshomaru spoke, handing the pup his food, Inuyasha just stared at it. “Something wrong?”
“No, its just…its not cook, big brother.” Sesshomaru was really getting tired of the pup calling him that.
“We Inus eat it raw, now eat it!” ordering the pup, Inuyasha was shaking a bit. Looking at his big brother seeing his eyes staring down at the pup, like he was about to kill someone. Inuyasha went back down staring at the fish in his hands. Without getting his brother mad, the pup started nibbling on it, it tasted weird to him. Taking it out of his mouth, Sesshomaru growled at the young pup. Disobeying was not Sesshomaru like, even if it was pup. “Eat it!”
“Cook it.” Sesshomaru still growled at the pup, sending shivers down the pups spine. Inuyasha didn’t like it at all stepping back from him. Sesshomaru reached out for the pup, the pups eyes widen, causing his barrier to come up. His hand was backfired, looking down the burn mark was there.
“Now, now you frighten him, Sesshomaru. Get him to know you will not hurt him.”
“Like this Sesshomaru should listen to you. Back in your cage beast!”
“Follow me.” he spoke. Inuyasha felt it was alright to him. Causing the barrier to fall down, he followed his brother to the fire pit, the flames were still burning. Sesshomaru kneeled down finding something the pup could use, picking up the stick and taking the fish from his brother. The Inu poke the fish through the stick and waved it over the fire. Inuyasha was curious seeing the fish being cook.
“Wow.” Sesshomaru didn’t look at the pup, he watched the fire cook the fish. He smelled the food, waiting to see what felt right for the pup. Inuyasha looked at his older brother, asking him something. “Big brother, why do you hate Mother?” Sesshomaru looked at the pup with the corner of his eye,
“I don’t hate her.”
“Was it me?”
“No pup.” Inuyasha went back to look at the fish Sesshomaru pulled the fish away from the fire, giving it to the pup. Inuyasha started eating it, licking his lips, he smiled up to his brother.
“Thank you, Sesshomaru.” Sesshomaru just mask himself, before nodding down at the pup. Letting the pup eat, he walked over to the miko who was starting to get up. She rubbed her eye for a minute, looking up at the lord. She remembered him giving her his haori, looking down seeing the fabric still against her body. She stood up, handing him the haori,
“Hn.” their he goes again. Kagome rolled her eyes at him, before looking over at the pup, he was eating which was a good thing. Brushing off her kimono she was wearing, she needed a bath. All her stuff was back at her hut, she looked at Sesshomaru.
“Can I go back to my hut for a minute?” Sesshomaru looked at her for a minute, before turning his gaze at the pup.
“Do as you wish.” Kagome nodded to him, walking over to the pup, who was still eating his fish. She rubbed behind the pups ear, making him giggle.
“That tickles, Mother.” she knew and gave him a smile.
“I will be back, Inuyasha.”
“Where are you going?” his face was sadden. Kagome leaned down and kiss the pup on his forehead.
“Some things to travel. Hey, when I come back how about we take a bath, sound like fun?” The pups eyes widen with joy.
“Bath time!” he giggle, making Kagome giggle as well.
“I wont be long.” she waved goodbye to her pup, before running out of the cave. Inuyasha looked at his brother than back at the entrance of the cave. The second she was gone, Sesshomaru smelt the aura again. Inuyasha dropped the stick on the ground and started digging the dirt on the ground, like the little pup he was and let the fire cool down. Sesshomaru frown at the way his brother was performing.
“Enough pup!” Inuyasha stopped himself. He padded his hands together getting the dirt off his hands. Sesshomaru reached his hand out to the pup, picking him up and letting him lay against his tail. “Hold on.” Inuyasha nodded, holding it tightly, Sesshomaru ran out of the cave, searching for the demon he sense last night.
With Kagome reaching to her hut, faster than she normally would in her human disguise. Changing back to herself, she grabbed a small bag, placing in items she would need in her journey, she knew she would never come back to this hut. It was sadden though, unless she asked the lord if Inuyasha and her could come back to this place. For now it will be for anyone that would want to use it. Some soaps, two towels, a big blanket that was big enough to fit in her bag. She felt like she got everything she needed, yet one thing she knew she has to bring with her. Back in her room, she kneeled down on the floorboard, underneath her futon, she pushed it aside, breaking apart the two pieces of the wood. Sliding that over, she reached down grabbing the box, lifting it up to herself, she opened the lid. The gem shining against her eyes, remember that she would never look at it again. The bracelet that was left of her mothers, she would never want to leave alone. The gem swirled as blues and greens swirled, the family crescent was on it. She would have to hid it from the lord, putting the bracelet on. She saw it glowing around her, breathing in and out. She felt like someone was with her when placing the bracelet on. The light shine down, Kagome looked at it, acting like it was just a normal bracelet. Silver around the gem, chain yet it wasn’t, she placed the box back inside the hole, before moving her futon back where it was. Standing back up and picking up her bag, she decided to walk back. Times like this, she had to be careful, walking out of her hut, she was hit back. Looking up she saw the lord in front of her, Kagome grinned, pulling herself up.
“So what made you follow me, Sesshomaru?” smirking that question, Sesshomaru looked the other way. Inuyasha got down from his brother tail, running up to his mother.
“Bath time!” grabbing his mothers hand, he remembered where the hot spring was. Kagome looked back seeing the lord following them. Finally reaching their location, Inuyasha started to remove his kimono, placing that on the ground. He jumped into the water, splashing over the lord and Kagome. They both stared at the pup, finding him to giggle yet felt bad about it at the same time. “Sorry.” giving them his puppy dog eyes and lip, Kagome couldn’t stay upset with him, Sesshomaru wasn’t pleased.
“A pup never jumps in.” He spoke, making Kagome roll his eyes at him.
“He’s a pup, let him have some fun.” With Sesshomaru being all wet, he started to remove his haori, Kagome notice this as her face started to blush. “What are you doing?” freaking out a little, Sesshomaru placed his haori against the ground as he started to remove his cuirass and sword down.
“The pup will bath with me.” Inuyasha didn’t mind it, but he felt worry for his mother. Kagome nodded to him.
“The hot spring is split into two, so I will be on the other side.”
“Hn.” she moved over to the other side of the spring. She started removing her kimono, placing it down on the ground. Along with her undergarment, she sink into the warm water, relaxing herself. Once she did that, she grabbed soaps and two cloths heading over to the rocks, where the hot spring split. Placing it there for them to reach, she caught her eye on the Inu, her face grew red, just seeing him. Sesshomaru was already in the water, bit of his hair soak, his tone chest left no marking. This made her drool, yet slap herself at the same time, he was gorgeous. Looking back at her pup, she saw he was swimming in the hot spring instead of taking a bath. She found this cute, looking away, so that she didn’t see the lords face, she grabbed her shampoo. Pouring some on her hand, while setting the bottle down on the rock behind her, she rubbed her scalp over and over. Letting the soap reach each and everyone of her raven black hair. Dunking her head in the water, rinsing out the soap, she came back up, only hearing tiny voices from behind.
“Big brother, will I grow big and strong like you?” Kagome turned the corner of her eye looking at both the Inus. Sesshomaru was rubbing the pups hair, scratching behind his puppy ears. Inuyasha gave a small purr, making the Inu raise his eyebrow.
“With proper training, you will be pup.” its like watching two brothers getting along. Still she didn’t trust him, yet he has done nothing to hurt the pup.
“Hn.” Inuyasha dunked his head underwater, his hand rinsed the pups hair. Once he saw the pup got up, Sesshomaru moved his hand over to the soap on the other side. Taking it and the cloth, he rubbed the soap into the water and brought it back up so he can put the soap back on the rock. Coming back to the pup, he moved some of the pups hair out of the way. Inuyasha moved away from him. Sesshomaru wondered about the pup,
“No, please..” his voice, whimpered. The pup didn’t want to see his brother those scars. Sesshomaru placed his hand on the pups shoulders, making the pup look at him. The scent of tears caught the Inu.
“I wont hurt you.” He spoke calmly, Inuyasha bit his lip, before turning his back to him. Sesshomaru once again, moved the pup’s hair out of the way, he notice the scars on the pups back. Inside his beast was growling on who done this to the pup, himself he was angry about it. “Who did this?” he asked. Inuyasha bit his lip again, realizing this he felt his whole body being pulled out of the water. Inuyasha stared at the forest, he was shaking and wanted to run for his mother. Sesshomaru caught his hand, squeezing it, the scent of calm came to the pup. “Hold still.” Moving the pups silver hair out of the way, Sesshomaru started licking away the scars on the pups back. Kagome seemed to notice, but she knew what he was doing. Her father had the ability to remove anything, scars, wounds, cuts, anything that cause a mark. She didn’t have it, which made her upset at this. Sesshomaru kept licking the pups back, getting each scar that was on his back. Inuyasha didn’t like the feeling of his back being licked, but he trusted his brother. The Inu pulled away from the pup and picked the pup up once more setting him down in the water.
“What did you do big brother?” the pup asked. Sesshomaru grabbed the cloth that at some point placed on the rock. He moved the hair again and rubbed his back,
“Healed your wounds.”
“By licking my back?” Kagome chuckled silently, finding the pups questions a little amusing for the young lord. Sesshomaru turned the pup around, washing the pup face, Inuyasha closed his eyes. Sesshomaru could sense more questions coming from the pup, he knew this would happened, setting the cloth down on the rock. Sesshomaru cupped his hands in the water before splashing it on the pups face. Inuyasha rubbed his face for a minute, before seeing his brother handing him the cloth. Inuyasha took it, and started cleaning himself.
“My salvia has healing abilities.” he told the pup. Inuyasha gave the cloth back to his brother and dunk his body into the water. Squeezing out the water from the cloth, Sesshomaru set it to the side. Picking the pup back up and setting him on the ground, Sesshomaru turned his head back seeing the miko watching him. He smirk at her, causing her body to turned around and lower herself even further in the water.
“Its interesting that any female would want to look at you.”
“They find me beautiful and attracted. It cant be helped.”
“Still you couldn’t find the demon that has great power.”
“Yes, indeed. It seems to be only happening when the miko leaves us.”
“Do you still believe she is human?” when his beast asked this, Sesshomaru wasn’t quite sure. Getting out of the water never bothering with his beast, Sesshomaru helped the pup get dried using the towel that the miko brought over. Inuyasha giggled a it when his brother touched his puppy ears. Once he was done he dressed the pup, when he was done Inuyasha saw a pretty butterfly and chased after it. Sesshomaru stared to dry himself quickly and than dress himself, after while finally tying his sword to his belt. He turned his head, seeing the miko was already dressed. Kagome placed her items in the bag along with both towels, Sesshomaru caught something in his eye, the bracelet around her wrist was sparking against the sunlight. He didn’t bother wondering what it was. Kagome stopped herself seeing the necklace on the ground, picking it up she looked for the pup.
“Where he is?” she was panicking and worrying over the pup.
“He is fine.”
“No he isn’t, he’s suppose to have this on him. Demons or anyone could go after the pu-” She stopped when they heard a screaming. Sesshomaru knew what it was, he used his demonic speed finding his brother. Kagome ran after him, frustrated with herself, the pup should have been wearing this and now he was in danger. Sesshomaru found his brother being pinned against a tree, by a huge claw. Tears were coming down the pups face, trying to move away from the claw that attached him to the tree, the demon looked over at the lord, before licking his lips.
“Mine!” the demon roared at him, before leaning in closer to the pup, sniffing him. “Smells so good for a hanyou.” Inuyasha moved his head away from demons face, once the head was removed, Inuyasha bit the hand, the demon growled, ready to strike the pup, Sesshomaru rushed over to the pup, slicing the demons arm with his poison claws. The demon howled in pain. The pup fell on the ground, staring at his brother. Sesshomaru saw him, before speaking.
“Go, you’ll only be in my way.” Inuyasha nodded to him running, finding his mother. Kagome saw the pup, tears were brought to her eyes. Kneeling down to his level, she pulled him into a hug, she was scared anything could have happened to her pup Pulling away, she pulled out the necklace, placing it around his neck.
“Make sure you put this back on, when you are done taking a bath.” that was an order. Inuyasha understood, he only hopes his brother was okay. Kagome picked the pup up, heading the direction the pup came from.
“DIE!” with one flick of his wrist, sending out his poison whip, the demon was slit in half as his body was being pulled apart and laying dead on the ground.
“How dare he attack this pup.”
“Caring for the pup is good.” Sesshomaru nodded to himself, he looked down on his clothes, seeing if any of the blood from the demon was on him. Seeing non that was a good thing,
“Sesshomaru!” He turned his head, seeing the miko and the pup he noticed something sparkling against the pups chest.
“So that’s where the barrier comes in.” he thought to himself, seeing the miko by his side.
“Are you okay?” she asked.
“Hn.” Kagome was starting to understand him a bit, yet she still didn’t know what he said. Sesshomaru turned his head, heading west. Inuyasha looked at his mother, giving her a kiss on the cheek. Kagome followed the lord, before kissing the pups forehead.
“Mother, where is big brother taking us?” Kagome knew the answer.