"OH! I'm so going to kill that bastard!" I thought as I stared at the evil man smirking at me from atop his throne. His armor perfectly in place, his limbs relaxed yet still poised for attack, his dark eyes watching me carefully as he smirked at me. His face was narrow but not in a bad way and he seemed thin beneath his armor. His royal blue attire made his pale skin seem darker than it was while his long faintly purple hair fell in waves down his back though the top was held in place by a single band of gold circling his head giving him a dangerous vibe that seemed to strengthen his demonic aura.
"Did I hit a nerve?" The man asked his voice laced with amusement while I tightened my fists. Shifting into my fighting stance, I choose not to answer causing him to laugh lowly in amusement, a small smile on his face that didn't quiet reach his cold dark eyes. "Hmm, it seems what I said was true. Your filthy mother was a dis-" He started as I lunged and spun into a kick, hitting him on his head while he moved to block me with the gauntlets he wore that reached to his elbow. My sudden movement seemed to surprise him for a slight moment, allowing me to land my blow before he punched me off of him with his other hand.
"Very well," he said calmly lowering his gauntlets and looked at me with a slightly curious and annoyed gaze as he slowly rose to his feet. Then without a word a large murky purple aura surrounded him and he charged at me barely giving me time to block his attacks as he fought. I clenched my jaw shut as he landed a few blows to my arm and upper body before I was able to jump away from him panting just as he threw a knife I didn't realize he had.
I moved my head barely fast enough to keep my life but not fast enough for it to not hurt me. I growled at the sharp stinging stretching from my cheek to the side of my head. I looked at the smirk on his face before I charged back into the fight.
"His playing with me!" I yelled silently as I dove beneath his hand and punched him as hard as I could in the side, where the armor was weakest.
"Die Monomaru!" I screamed as I dug my claws deep into him as he drove something straight through me forcing it out of the right side of stomach. I felt my eyes widen in shock as I coughed up blood before the blade was yanked out of me and I was hit with, I assumed, the hilt forcing me down onto the hard, shiny, wooden floor. I struggled to my feet with one hand pushing me up as I clutched my bleeding stomach where Monomaru had stabbed me with a short sword I saw hazily in his hand. I winced before looking up at the moth demon as he slowly walked over to me smirking at my injured form.
"Pitiful, you aren't even worth toying with." He said my vision doubling as I stared at him, blood running down my chin before I growled and swung my claws at him. My sense of pain dimmed as I felt my anger rising. Then without any warning I felt a strong sense of strength hit me and I began attacking him with my claws and teeth. Drawing blood where before I could not until he was the one on the defense as I attacked ruthlessly. My vision narrowing until all I could see was him and all I desired was for him to bleed more and more.
I gasped as a wave of pain hit me stopping me mid attack as my face betrayed my surprise. Monomaru laughed as he hardened his aura around himself and transformed into a huge moth and flew up into the air, destroying the ceiling above us. "Run you Baka!" A voice howled as I looked up at the blurred image of Monomaru diving back down towards me.
"Die," I heard Monomaru say as my vision went in and out. I was barely aware of the explosion that hit the spot I had just managed to escape from. I struggled away before falling and I floated off into oblivion. Unaware as the castle around me slowly began to vanish as I fell against a tree that seemed to already tower over the area.
A pair of small silver blue eyes opened briefly and looked out from behind a set of complex roots. They watched, lifeless and immobile, as a girl in a short green skirt and a long-sleeved white shirt was attacked by a giant female centipede demon. Silently they watched her side turn dark red with blood as a small pink and purple flew towards them. They could hear yelling as the world grew frantic in front of them. They could feel power come off of the orb and settle onto them in a comforting embrace before the dull eyes slid closed.
Again the eyes opened to see a new figure. This one in red, standing in front of the tree, the light shining down on them as they looked at the tree with a mix of sadness and happiness.
"InuYasha! Where are you?" A female voice called out causing the young man to turn and smile.
"I'm coming, Kagome!" The man said and leapt off, a smile on his face as his eyes glowed brightly with his happiness. Slowly the eyes closed once more not to open again for a while longer.
"Sit boy!" A young woman yelled as she walked out of a large forest and into a field filled with tall grass and various plants. She wore the normal attire of a priestess with her hair braided back, but in place of the long-sleeved white top a short-sleeved white shirt took its place. Her eyes were a soft brown but currently, instead of filled with calm happiness, they held anger and her mouth was turned down in a frown.
"Kagome! Wait!" A young man yelled as a crash came from behind the girl and in the trees, making them shake and force several birds from their roosts.
"Wonder what he did this time?" A young auburn haired boy asked sitting on a fence. He wore simple dark blue pants, a lighter blue shirt and a fur vest that matched his hair and tail. He had mischievous green eyes that were half lidded as he watched the angry woman stomping towards them as a set of twin girls played tag near him. The two twin girls bore a resemblance to a young woman nearby talking to a man dressed in monk attire. The monk holding a small baby boy about a year old.
"Oh Kagome! Where's-" The woman talking to the monk started as the angry woman stomped by them and into a decent sized hut. In the direction she had come a red clad man with long white hair walked out of the forest dusting himself off before making his way over to them as the other woman followed Kagome into the hut.
"What did you do this time InuYasha?" The kitsune asked looking up at the red clad half demon as his ears flexed and stared at the hut while the monk walked up to him holding the small boy in his arms.
"Yes, what happened?" The monk asked curiously as InuYasha sighed and leaned against the fence, his chin propped up on his hand.
"I told her she couldn't come on the exorcism mission." InuYasha said then winced as his ears swiveled and picked up the voices of the two women in the hut.
"You're a real idiot, InuYasha. Even I'm smart enough not to bring up the exorcism." Shippo said in a self-important voice before yelping as InuYasha hit him on his head making him fall to the ground clutching his throbbing head. "I'm just saying the truth!" Shippo whined as Miroku sighed and shook his head before being tackled by the twins.
"Daddy! Daddy! There's something in the forest!" The girl in green said pointing to the trees as InuYasha caught the faint scent of blood and growled slightly. Miroku frowned and looked over at InuYasha as he stared at the forest before kneeling down to speak to the twins.
"What's in the forest?" Miroku asked with a smile making the situation seem like a game. Both girls looked at each other before running around him and towards the hut, yelling for their mother in happy voices, obviously not scared of whatever was hiding in the forest.
"Shippo, stay here and protect Kagome." InuYasha told the sulking boy on the ground before racing off to the forest as fast as he could.
"InuYasha! Where are you going?" Shippo yelled watching as the white haired young man ran into the trees and quickly vanished from sight. Leaving everyone confused before Shippo suddenly stiffened and sniffed the air curiously. "I smell…blood?" Shippo said confused before looking over at Miroku, who was hurrying towards the hut just as Kagome and Sango came out holding their weapons.
"Where's InuYasha?" Kagome asked looking around for him as Miroku handed the infant to Sango.
"InuYasha, ran ahead to investigate the smell of blood coming from the forest. Stay here and protect the village, we don't know if there are more or not." Miroku said before quickly kissing a surprised Sango and dashing off to catch up with InuYasha.