As the sun rose up, Kagome felt something besides her, slowly opening her eyes, she looked down seeing the pup sleeping besides her. He was wearing his red kimono, she was surprise he was able to get it on himself from the height it was drying. He was beautiful in her eyes, his soft features the innocence anything that a pup was. She slowly moved her hand, brushing his bangs out of the way. Inuyasha stir in his sleep mumbling.
“Mother..” Kagome eyes widen a bit, biting her lip she moved her hand away from him.
“He must really miss his mother.”
“You feel the same as the pup.” Kagome ignored her beast, before moving away from the pup. She felt a tiny hand against her kimono, she looked over at the pup. His amber eyes gazed at her blue ones, she saw tears in his eyes.
“Inuyash-” she stopped when he clung onto her kimono, she smelled the salty tears dripping down his face.
“Don’t leave me…” she wrapped her hand around his small figure, pulling him up against her chest. She lifted him up from the bed and walked over to the table.
“I will never leave you, Inuyasha.” she promised him. Inuyasha looked at her, before wiping his tears away.
“I got scared…” he mumbled, but she heard him.
“I know you are.” she hugged him close, before setting him down on the ground. “I have something for you.” Inuyasha was a bit curious, his ears pinned up with excitement. His eyes sparkled wondering what it was.
“What is it, What is it?!!” he jumped up and down with excitement. Kagome smiled to herself, she opened the box, pulling out the object. Inuyasha tilted his head to the side, he didn’t know what it was. Kagome kneeled down to him, whispering something in the object, he saw the spark glowing pink. He blinked his eyes a few times, before the light went away. Kagome placed it around his neck, pulling most of his silver hair out. Inuyasha touch it, seeing it reflect in his amber eyes.
“It is a magical necklace. It can create a small barrier if anything happens to you.” The necklace was passed down to her family for generations, the only difference is she added her miko powers into it, to protect the pup if she wasn’t there with him. Inuyasha smiled at her, giving her a hug against her leg. Kagome patted his head as he removed himself from her. The silver necklace matching his hair, really brought his eyes out. She started walking out of the room and grabbed a few things from her closet. A few towels, some soap anything she need for a bath. Inuyasha followed her wondering what she was doing.
“Inuyasha its time for a bath.” Those words trigger him, causing him to run from her. “Inuyasha come back!” she ran after him. Exiting outside she saw he was high above the tree. Kagome walked up to him, setting the things on the ground. She looked up at him and crossed her arms, who the knew the pup didn’t want a bath. All pups love taking baths.
“I don’t wanna a bath...its itchy.” she shook her head, thinking of a plan to make him come down from the tree.
“If you take a bath, I can hunt something for you.” Inuyasha looked down at her, he really wanted something else than fish.
“Is that what you want?” she asked. She saw he was debating on what he wanted.
“Will you be there to help me?” he asked. She gave him a smile, letting him know that she was going to be there. Inuyasha climbed down from the tree, before jumping off. Kagome freaked out, catching him they both fell on the ground.
“Never do that again, you scared me.” Kagome spoke. Inuyasha was a bit sad, but she gave him a smile, causing him to smile back at her. Kagome got up from her spot, helping the pup up, she grabbed her things and started walking over to her private hot spring. The pup followed her, while clinging his hand onto hers. She looked around, if anything was coming, demonic auras, humans anything that she can sense. Inuyasha was a bit frighten, but Kagome was their for him. He looked ahead, seeing steam coming from the ground, he didn’t know what it was, but when he rushed ahead, he kneeled down on the ground, setting his hand in the water, it wasn’t hot nor cold, it was warm. He seemed to like it, Kagome started to remove her kimono leaving the under layer on. Inuyasha tried to remove his kimono, but Kagome kneeled down to him and started taking it off. She started to remove the rest of his clothes and set him down in the warm water. Inuyasha was freaking out, but when Kagome saw this she climbed into the water. Holding on to him, he looked in the water proving himself he could handle it.
“What is this place?” he asked, looking up at her.
“It is a hot spring, its way better than the stream. I come here everyday to ease my muscles and all sorts.” Inuyasha seemed to like it, he could get use to this. When he face her, he was blushing that the fact that her breast were near his face. Kagome couldn’t help herself for giggling, she let of him, seeing if he could stand or float. Inuyasha felt his feet hit the bottom if the water, he notice the water only covered up to his waist. Kagome grabbed a bottle of shampoo, pouring some of it on her hand. Once she finished it, she set the bottle down besides her and rubbed her hands together and started rubbed his hair. Inuyasha purred under her touch, relaxing him, she lathered the soap in his silky hair, so soft. Inuyasha knew what was coming next, he dunked his head underwater, having Kagome scrubbed all the soap out of his hair. Once completed, he came back up, giggling.
“That feels nice.” he gave an opened mouth smile, she could see his tiny fangs growing. From the looks of it, he could be three years old.
“How old are you?” she wondered. Inuyasha looked down on his fingers, counting. It was cute and adorable to watch him. By the time he found how old he was, he smiled at her showing her three fingers.
“How cute.” Kagome brought a small cloth, pouring another soap onto it. Setting the bottle down, she rubbed the cloth in the water and lifted it back up, seeing it all soapy. “I’ll do your back while you clean yourself.” he nodded. Turning his back to her, she lifted his long silver hair out of the way, her eyes widen. So many tiny marks on his back, she grew angry for touching this innocent pup. Inuyasha forgot about that, he didn’t want to remember those painful times when his mother was still around.
“I’m use to it..”
“No, no one should do this to a pup.” She rubbed the cloth over the skin of his back. He never flinched, but he calm himself. Kagome finished what she was doing and handed him the cloth. Inuyasha started cleaning himself. Kagome needed a bath so badly, but she would never undress in front of the pup. The pup looked at her giving the cloth back, Kagome set it aside on the rock behind her. “Now, you can get change. I should be done soon.” she lifted him out of the water, setting him down on the ground. Inuyasha looked away, giving the woman some privacy. He picked up the towel that was next to his clothes, drying himself off. Once done, he started changing into his kimono and hakama. Kagome closed her eyes, before doing what she needed to do.
Inuyasha seemed to enjoyed bath time, he would considered doing it every day as long as she was with him. Heading back inside the hut, Kagome caught a few fish for him, until dinner time came around. Inuyasha wanted a piggy, but Kagome said he would get one for dinner. Kagome started to build a small fire with what wood she had left over. As the hut warmed up, Inuyasha stood by the fire, he wasn’t cold, but he like the feeling of the fire against his skin. Kagome leaned back against the wall, letting her miko powers spark against her fingertips. Inuyasha watched her, he wanted to know more about her. It was the second day here, he felt this woman was more of a mother figure than someone else.
“Hn?” she looked over at him, letting her powers sit inside herself.
“Why do you hide yourself?” Kagome knew he was going to ask that, Inuyasha stood up and walked to her, he sat on her lap and placed both his hands on each side of her cheek. She stared into his amber eyes, while he stared into her blue ones.
“Here.” she removed his hands from her cheek, setting them down on his lap, she began to tell her tale. “My father is the Eastern Lord, he never let me out of the palace. For all my times living there I wasn’t happy. I wanted to see the world, see everything I couldn’t have as a pup. Demons everywhere wanted to mate with me, but I didn’t allow it. They were weak and I would not stand for a weak mate.” she held onto him, trying to not force her tears out. Inuyasha smelled them, before he kissed her cheek. Kagome blushed by this.
“What about your mother?” Kagome heart ache for her mother right now. She looked down at the pup.
“She died in child birth. I never knew my mother.” she spoke, before looking at the fire, reflected against her eyes. The flames danced against each other, forming pictures that only in Kagome’s mind knew.
“That doesn’t explain why you left?” still a curious pup as he will ever be. Kagome spoke,
“I left, because my father wanted me to mate with someone from the west. I never knew the young lord’s name, but I wouldn’t allow myself to do so. Rumors spread throughout the palace that he was a cold hearted bastard who hated humans and hanyou’s alike. I wouldn’t want to mate with him, even if he was powerful. I want to love someone. Someone who I can be with, without any problems.” Love was something she wanted, yet never knew how. Inuyasha remembered his mother saying that his father loved her. She loved him in returned and had him, but he never met his father. He died the day the pup was born, Inuyasha hugged her close. Kagome saw this and wrapped her arm around his small figure hugging him close to her chest.
“I love you, Mother.” his words slip out of mouth. Kagome placed her chin on his head, rubbing his back with her hand. She was his pup, adopted or not.
“I love you too, Inuyasha.”
“I will be right back, Inuyasha.” she transform herself to her demon self. Inuyasha wanted to go with her, but she didn’t want anything to hurt him.
“Please, I can help?” his young pups eyes sparkled against hers, she couldn’t say no, but she knew what was best for the young pup.
“I will come back, you can play in the garden and remember what I told you, if anything happens-”
“A barrier will surround me and I will howl for you.” He spoke, feeling proud of himself.
“That’s right. I wont be long.” Kagome smiled back at the young pup, heading off into the forest. Inuyasha didn’t want to be alone, but his mother was right. Kagome allowed him to call her his mother, being that fact that he had to say it. She was not his replacement of his own mother, he would always remember her. Walking out into the garden, he saw butterflies and small furry creatures. He ran up to them, he chased away the furry creatures, he was sad, but the butterflies flapped around him. Inuyasha giggled with enjoyment, he chased after the butterfly, trying to catch one. He jumped, but failed, seeing the butterfly too high for him. He fell back against the flowers that surrounded him. He nuzzled against them, enjoying the scent that gave off. Inuyasha looked at the sky, he noticed dark clouds were forming, he didn’t like it. He began to get up and head back to the hut, when he felt something. A demonic aura, his small nose sniff the air. Rain was dripping down on him, soaking him. He growled whoever was behind him. Inuyasha’s eyes widen seeing the figure coming out of the forest. He was tall, white haori and white hakama, black armor against her chest, while his cuirass wrapped around his shoulder. Yellow and blue belt was wrapped around his waist, his eyes trailed up seeing amber eyes, two magenta stripes each side of his face. One under both his eye lids, a blue crescent moon placed on his forehead, what really caught his eye was the long flowing sliver hair that went passed his waist. They both stared at each other, Inuyasha wanted to run for it, but something told him not to, yet he wanted to.
“You are Inuyasha correct?” the demon spoke. Inuyasha didn’t say a word, growling at the demon.
“Yeah so what of it? Leave me alone!” he ran for it, away from the demon that was behind him. Of course with his demonic speed, he was in front of the pup, Inuyasha was blow back.
“I came for you.”
“Who are you?” he was frighten he didn’t want to leave his mother, he didn’t want to leave at all.
“Tell him, Sesshomaru. He needs to know.”
“Back in your cage, beast!” Sesshomaru started at the young pup, he can tell he was related to him. His bangs were dripped down to his face, seeing the pup freezing under this weather.
“Please, leave Sesshomaru.” the young pup whimpered, wanting to get away and see his mother.
“I came for you….”
“I don’t want to go!” he got up and ran from him again, but it seemed like a repeat. Sesshomaru wasn’t going to stand of this much longer. He reached his hand out to grabbed the pup, but suddenly his hand was backfired. He looked down at his hand, a burn mark was placed. He looked at the pup, seeing a barrier from around him. Inuyasha started howling for his mother, Sesshomaru stared at the young pup, he smelled something in the air, mix with rain, he felt a presence near by. He jumped out of the way, seeing the ball of pure light passed him. He stared at the woman in front of him. Gracefully placing his feet down on the ground, he saw she was non other than a miko.
“You have no business here, leave my pup alone.” she formed another ball of light and shot it at the demon lord. Sesshomaru moved out the way, with his speed he was in front of the miko, grabbing a hold of her neck.
“He is not your pup.” his mask hiding his true intentions for the young pup.
“Please leave mother alone.” Sesshomaru looked down at the pup, he was out of his barrier, clinging on to his hakama. He moved his eyes to the young miko, gasping for air he wanted to kill her right there and take the pup. He smelled salty tears, he saw it was the pups, “Please…Sesshomaru.” Sesshomaru closed his eyes, dropping the human on her feet. Kagome was gasping for air, coughing. Inuyasha removed himself off Sesshomaru’s hakama and ran to his mother. Kagome held onto him tightly, before glaring at the demon in front of her.
“Why have you come for this pup?” she growled at him, yet kept herself at bay. Is she slips, her true identity will be revealed and she didn’t want that. Sesshomaru mask was in place, never showing emotions.
“This pup is my half brother.”
“So he is here for the pup, I wont let him take him.”
“And why all of a sudden?” she glared at him, she was pissed indeed. Inuyasha looked up at his older half brother. Curious, he removed himself from her and looked up at him. Sesshomaru looked down at the pup,
“Inuyasha, you cannot be with this woman. You are to stay with me.” Inuyasha shook his head. Sesshomaru wasn’t taking no for an answer.
“Mother come.” he closed his eyes, before reopening them. He stared at the woman below him,
“Bring her to take care of pup.”
“I refuse to have a filthy human living in my palace.”
“I know, but it seems the pup has taking to her liking. He is already calling her mother. Sesshomaru do what’s best, before I take over.”
“Get back in your cage, beast.”
“She can come, pup.” Kagome wanted to speak up and say no, but Inuyasha was being picked up by the demons arms, setting him in his moko moko boa tail. She knew inside, she had to let him go, but he wanted her to come. Kagome got up from her feet, he started walking away. She didn’t get Inuyasha his piggy he wanted, but for now she traveled with the demon. “Name.” he spoke. She looked over seeing Inuyasha was sleeping, even under this weather she was surprise he was sleeping.
“Kagome, you?” the demon lord came to a cave, where he slid down against the wall. His tail landed on the floor, he looked down at the pup, still sleeping. He looked back at the woman, who had her arms cross at him. Intriguing she was to him.
“Lord Sesshomaru of the West.” Kagome didn’t flinch, but kept her calm.
“So I finally get to meet the cold hearted bastard.”
“If you hurt the pup, I will end you.” Sesshomaru glared at her for a minute or too, never a human went against the demon lord.