Forces Joined (Part Two)
Chapter 12: Forces Joined (Part Two)
Last Time on Sakura Hime Kagome: Akira had teamed up with Kikyo to kill Sakura Hime. A centipede demon, which was being controlled by Akira, attacked the group. While everyone was battling the demon, Akira stole Tessaiga from Inuyasha. The centipede attacked the half-demon and was about to attack the others, but luckily Sakura Hime, aka Kagome, came and protected them. She was about to destroy the demon, but instead it was killed by none other then a full demon Inuyasha.
"Inuyasha..." was all Kagome was able say as she stared at the silver haired half-demon, now full demon, in front of her.
She quickly studied the jagged purple marks on his cheeks and took notice of his claws and fangs, which had grew longer. Her pink eyes traveled back to his red,with turquoise pupils, eyes. She took a small step towards him and he growled at her.
"Sakura!" Miroku called out. "Be careful! Inuyasha is not himself, right now!"
"Yeah." Kagome replied. "I sort of got that when I saw his face."
"What's happened to him?" Ayame asked, shocked by the half-demon's new appearance.
"When Inuyasha doesn't have Tessaiga in his hands and he's danger, he's inner demon will awaken." Sango explained. "But it's very bad if it does."
"How very bad?" Asagiri asked.
"Let's just say his inner demon is really bloodthirsty."
Both wolf and snow demon gasped slightly.
"Akira..." Kagome called out to the black haired incarnation, still keeping her eyes on the silver haired demon. "If you want to live to see tomorrow, you will return Tessagia right now."
"You think that little threat will scare me?" Akira replied. "You aren't has scary has you think you are."
"I'm not the one you should be afraid of."
"If you think I'm going to be scared of that half-breed, then you're wrong again."
Akira lashed out her whip and it wrapped around Inuyasha's arm.
"No, you idiot!" Kagome yelled. "Do you have a death wish?!"
But Akira ignored her. She pulled on the whip but the half-demon didn't budged. She pulled harder, but he still didn't move. Then Inuyasha grabbed the whip and pulled. Akira cried out as she was strongly pulled forward. She fell on the ground, right at the feet of Inuyasha. Her whip fell to the ground beside her. She looked up and saw the now full demon looking down at her with pure malice in his eyes. He lifted up his claws to strike her, but he was suddenly kicked away by Kagome. Everyone, especially Akira, was shocked from the girl's actions.
"Y-You protected me?" Akira managed to say.
"Yeah." the snow white haired girl replied as she took a defensive stance when she saw Inuyasha stand back up. "Got a problem with it?"
For some reason, Akira felt her cheeks heat up. "N-No." she said as she got to her feet. 'Am-Am I blushing?! Why am I blushing?! And towards a girl none the less! A girl who just happens to be my enemy!' she thought..
While the black haired incarnation was thinking, Kagome was trying to figure out what to do.
'What am I going to do?' she thought. 'I can't fight Inuyasha without hurting him too much.'
She saw the half-demon, now full demon smirk. Then, using his demon speed, he ran towards her. His hand shot out. Kagome stepped to the side, barley dodging his claws as they managed to cut some strands of her hair. She shot out her fist to punch him in the face, but Inuyasha caught the punch by her wrist. He twisted it behind her back, causing Kagome to cried out in pain. Then the dog demon grabbed her other wrist and twisted it behind her back, causing her to drop Chizakura.
"Sakura!" her friends yelled.
Kagome grunted has she struggled against the full demon. Full demon Inuyasha was displeased with her attempts to escape. He growled in warning at her as he pulled her closer, her chest pushed up against his.
"If you don't stop struggling, I'll bite you." he threatened.
Kagome stopped her struggling when she heard his threat. She looked to at him in confusion.
"W-What did you say?"
"I said, I'll bite you." he repeated.
'This is weird.' the snow-white haired miko thought. 'Why hasn't he killed me yet?'
Then Inuyasha did something unexpected. He bent his head down and smelled the crook of her neck. Everyone was surprised by his actions.
"What is he doing?" Ayame asked.
"He's... smelling her?" Sango questioned.
"But why?" a confused mini snow woman questioned.
"Wh-What are you doing exactly?" Kagome asked the dog demon, who was still sniffing her.
"Smelling you." he replied simply. "Isn't obvious?"
"Yeah. But just why are you smelling?"
"Because I can." then he started to nuzzle her neck.
Kagome's cheeks turned a light pink and she frowned slightly as a small irritation mark appeared on her forehead.
"Well stop it, will ya? Since this it you we're talking about, it's just really weird." she stated.
But he still continued to nuzzle her.
"Uh... should we help her?" Shippo asked.
"No." Miroku said. "I think she'll okay."
Suddenly, a black whip lashed out at the miko and full demon, separating them from their position.
"Oi, I came here for a fight." Akira said. "I didn't come to watch you two flirt with each other."
"Alright." Kagome said as she picked up her Chizakura. "If it's a fight you want, then it's a fight you'll get. Though I don't think you can up against all of us by yourself."
Akira smirked. "Who said I was by myself?"
"Wha- Inuyasha look out!" the snow white haired girl pushed the sliver haired demon to the ground, just in time for a sacred arrow to fly by were they were standing a moment ago.
"Looks like you missed." Akira said, looking over her shoulder. "I thought you were suppose to be great at shooting a bow and arrow."
"I won't miss next time." Kikyo said coolly, coming to stand besides the black haired incarnation.
"Kikyo?!" everyone yelled in shock.
"You again?" Kagome said as she and Inuyasha stood up. "What do you want this time?"
"Simple." the cold faced priestess replied, glaring at the other girl. "I want to kill you."
"Oh, really?" Kagome smirked rather smugly as she placed a hand on her hip. "Because if I remember correctly, I sent you running into the woods like a scared little girl."
Kikyo's glare turned colder. "That was because I did not think you would have such strong power."
"So you're saying I'm strong?" the pink eyed miko grinned.
"Enough of this talk!" Akira yelled, grabbing her katana from her waist. "Let's fight already!"
"Alright, fine." Kagome said as she prepared her own katana as well. "Bring it on, Akira!"
The black haired incarnation jumped in the air and was falling towards the snow white haired girl, her katana held in front of her. Kagome quickly blocked the attack with her Chizakura. Sparks flew when the two swords came in contact with each other. Akira jumped back and ran towards the other girl. She swung her katana. Kagome quickly moved to the side and shot out her leg, kicking the red eyed girl in the stomach. Akira cried out from the blow. Jumping back, Akira grabbed her whip and lashed it out towards the pink kimono wearing girl. The whip wrapped around Kagome, pinning her arms to her sides. She struggled to get free, but it was no use.
"Now, Kikyo, shoot her!" Akira commanded the black haired priestess as she pulled the whip tighter.
"With pleasure." Kikyo said as she put an arrow in her bow. She pulled it back and aimed at Kagome.
"I don't think so!" Ayame shouted as she came and kicked the priestess in the face.
Kikyo fell to the ground and groaned in pain.
"That was payback for nearly purifying my entire leg last time!" the wolf girl yelled.
"Shippo!" Asagiri called out to the fox demon. "Use your fox fire to free Sakura!"
"Got it!" Shippo replied ran up towards the thin black whip. "Fox Fire!"
Greenish-blue fire shot out of his hands and came in contact with the whip. The whip burned and snapped apart. Kagome, finally free of the whip, fell to the ground.
"Sakura, are you alright?" Miroku asked as he held out a hand to help her up.
"Yeah, I'm alright, thanks to you guys." the miko said, gratefully taking the monk's hand.
When he pulled her up, Miroku put an hand on her thigh.
"Are you sure?" he asked. "You're not hurt anywhere?"
Kagome's eye twitched and an irritation mark throbbed on her head. "I'm not." she said clamly. "But you will be if you don't remove your hand from my thigh this instant."
Before the monk could reply, full demon Inuyasha came and pulled the miko away from him. He growled loudly and glared at the monk.
"Touch her again, and I'll kill you a thousand times over!" he threatened.
"U-Understood." Miroku replied, holding up his hands in a peaceful manner and laughing nervously.
'Why is he acting this way?' Kagome thought, confusing by the full demon's behavior. She pushed herself away from the silver haired demon. "If you two will excuse, I have someone I need to fight." she turned to Akira. "It's time we finish this, Akira." she pulled out a sutra from her sleeve. "Oh moon, eternal light, faster than a thousand years, entwine with me and protect. My name is Sakura, Golden One!" a pink aura surrounded her, and twenty perfect copies of herself appeared.
"What the-?!" Akira shouted. "Which is one is the real one?!"
Kikyo fired an arrow and it hit one of the Kagomes, it disappeared when the arrow hit it.
Then all of the Kagomes rushed forward at the black haired incarnation and priestess. Akira sliced the copies with her katana while Kikyo shot more of them with her arrows. They keep this up until there were no more Kagomes.
"All of them are gone." Kikyo said. "But where the real one?"
"She has to be here somewhere." Akira said.
'I think I know what happens next.' Ayame thought, feeling a sense of dej vu.
Suddenly, there was a loud roar and a flash of white. Kikyo and Akira gasped when a large, pure white panther, with pink eyes, was right in front of them. The panther leaped at them, tackling Akira to the ground. The black haired incarnation struggled to get the big cat off of her. Kikyo quickly loaded an arrow into her bow and aimed at the panther. Kagome sensed the arrow being aimed at her. A second before the priestess released the arrow, Kagome jumped away and Kikyo released the arrow and it had hit Akira in the shoulder when she sat up. The black haired incarnation cried out in pain. She quickly pulled the arrow out and threw it to the ground, her blood staining her black kimono. She glared at Kikyo.
"What the hell?!" she yelled. "Are you trying to kill?!"
"You should be glad I didn't fire a sacred arrow." the priestess replied coldly .
Then Kikyo felt a sudden pain on her arm. She looked down and saw the white panther biting her ankle. The priestess cried in pain as she felt the big cat sink her sharp fangs deeper in her flesh. Kagome let go of the cold, browned eyed priestess and watched her fall to the ground. Then Kikyo saw a full demon Inuyasha in front of her. He raised her claws to slice her, but panther Kagome stepped in between them.
"Move out of the way." he ordered her.
But Kagome shook her furry head and roared. She stared at him with her pink eyes and slightly growled.
"Why are you protecting her? I thought you hated her." Inuyasha asked.
A pink aura surrounded the panther and she transformed into Sakura Hime. "You're right." she said. "I do hate her. But I can't let you kill her."
"Why not?" the full demon qustioned.
Kagome gave a small and sad smile. "Because, if Kikyo were to die, then the Inuyasha that I know would be really sad."
The sliver haired dog demon's eye widen a bit in surprise.
"She cares about Inuyasha so much, that she would be willing to let his old lover, who he still has feelings for, stay alive." Asagiri commented, comical tears streaming down her and Ayame's eyes.
"She is so kind!" the red headed wolf girl declared.
"You're too kind is the problem." Demon Inuyasha commented.
"Well, I'm sorry for being kind." the snow haired miko replied sarcastically.
"Hey!" Ayame shouted, pointing upward. "Kikyo's getting away!"
Everyone looked up and saw the black haired priestess being carried away by her soul searchers. Kagome also noticed that Akira had disappeared.
'Probably to get her wound treated.' she thought.
She then saw Tessagia laying on the ground. She walked towards it and picked it up. She walked back to the sliver haired demon.
"I think this belongs to you." she said as she held out the sword.
Demon Inuyasha scoffed. "What makes you think I want to go back to that weakling half-demon self of mine?" he asked.
"Well, we can't have you stay like this." the snow white haired girl told him.
"What's wrong with me staying like this?"
"For one thing, you're too blood thirsty." Kagome replied simply. "Besides, I want to see the old Inuyasha again."
Demon Inuyasha looked at her for a moment. "Fine." he sighed.
Kagome smiled widely and handed the sword to him. But, to her surprise, he wrapped an arm around her shoulders and pulled her into a hug.
"Inuyasha?" the warrior princess questioned.
"I just want to say, that you did good fighting..." he learned down to whisper in her ear. "Kagome."
The miko silently gasped. She looked up at him. "What are you talking about? I'm Sakura Hime."
Inuyasha smirked. "Don't lie. I recognize your scent."
Kagome stared at him. "If you know, then do the other Inuyashas know?"
"That half-demon and human side of mine are too stupid to know anything."
The pink kimono wearing girl giggled. "Yeah, I guess that's true. Do you think you can keep this a secret between us? I don't want the other Inuyashas to know about this yet."
Demon Inuyasha used his thumb and index finger to grab the girl's chin and pulled her closer to his face. He smirked. "It will be our little secret." then he placed his lips on hers.
Kagome's eyes widened from the sudden kiss, but she then kissed him back. The others were shocked by the scene in front of them. While they were kissing, Kagome placed the Tessagia in the full demon's hand. The jagged purple marks on his cheeks disappeared and his fangs and claws shrunk. Inuyasha opened his eyes, now back to their golden color, and saw what he was doing. He quickly parted from the girl and slightly backed away from her.
"W-What happened?!" he asked, his face bright red.
"Oh, you turned full demon." Kagome replied as if it was nothing.
"But don't worry, you didn't hurt any one."
The half-demon sighed in relief. Then he remembered the kiss. He scowled at the miko. "What about that kiss?" he asked.
Kagome smirked. "Oh, you can thank you're inner demon for that." she raised one of her long, wide sleeves to hide her mouth and closed her eyes in an innocent manner. "I must say, I was surprised at that sudden kiss. Who would have thought that your inner demon could be so forceful."
"You're one to talk, you hypocrite." everyone replied in unison, deadpanning.
The miko giggled. "Well I better get going now." she turned around and jumped onto a high tree branch. She turned around and looked down at the sliver haired half-demon. She winked at him. "See ya, sweetie."
Inuyasha blushed heavily as he watched her disappear into the forest. Little did the group know, that someone was watching them.
"For some reason, that really ticks me off." Akira commented, annoyed, as she watched the group from a high tree branch, one of her hands on her bleeding shoulder. She then noticed a certain raven haired miko return back to the group, shortly after Sakura Hime had left. The black haired incarnation smirked. "So it looks my hunch was right. Don't worry my cute little warrior princess..." she placed a finger to her lips and winked. "It will be our little secret." she chuckled evilly and disappeared into the night.
To be continued...