Meet Asagiri, The Mini Snow Woman
Chapter 2: Meet Asagiri, The Mini Snow Woman
Kagome's eyes snapped open as she sat up with a gasp. 'What a weird dream.' she thought, putting a hand to her forehead.
Kagome turned her head and saw her friend Sango staring at her.
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah, Sango, I'm fine." Kagome replied with a smile.
But Sango looked doubtful. "Are you sure?"
"Yeah." Kagome nodded her head. Then she stood up and walked out the hut, while Sango followed her out. Outside the two girls saw their male companions. "Morning guys." Kagome greeted cheerfully.
"Good morning, Kagome." Shippo said, as he jumped into Kagome arms.
"Keh. You're too cheerful for you're own good, wench." Inuyasha mumbled.
Kagome took a deep breath. "Inuyasha." she said.
Inuyasha flinched, as he was sure she would sit him.
"Sometimes you are such an immature child." was all Kagome said as she turned and walked away.
Everyone was shocked at the raven haired miko's response, as they were positive that she would sit their half-demon friend.
'She didn't sit.' Inuyasha thought. 'That's so weird. Is she mad at me or somethin.'
After a few hours the group had made to village. For some reason all the villagers were gathered at the center of the village.
"What going on?" Kagome asked she and her friends made it up to the front of the crowd. Up front they saw a man selling various items.
"It looks like a traveling merchant." Miroku commented.
"Alright, ladies and gentlemen, time to present the last item on sale!" The merchant shouted, as he pulled something out of his wagon.
It was a metal birdcage, that could hold a small bird. But what shocked Kagome was what inside the cage.
'A little person?!' she thought in disbelief.
Inside the cage was a mini woman, she probably could fit into a person's palm. She had chin length pink hair with blue eyes, that looked sacred and looked ready to cry. She was wearing a white kimono with a blue obi tied in a bow in the back. She had knee length socks and red sandals. Finally, she wore a purple bow in her hair with yellow bells attached.
Most people were mumbling about the small woman in the cage, until the traveling merchant spoke up.
"Make no mistake people, this little woman here is actually a demon."
Most people gasped, while other were intrigued.
'So that little woman is a demon.' Kagome thought. 'She looks so sacred and sad.' Suddenly her thoughts were broken when she heard an elderly voice.
"I'll take that mini demon, young man." An old man spoke, judging by his clothes he was a rich man. "I have many uses for a demon, like you." He said making the mini demon shake in fear.
"Excellent." The merchant said happily.
Just before the old man can give him the money Kagome spoke up. "Stop!"
People were surprised and the girl's sudden outburst.
"Kagome, what are doing?" Inuyasha asked.
But Kagome just ignored him and rushed up to the old man and merchant, with a serious look on her face. "You can't sell her to him." she said.
"And why not, little girl?" the merchant asked, annoyed that his sale was interrupted.
"Because I will take her!" Kagome declared.
The mini demoness gasped at the teenage girl's replied.
"And just what make you think you can afford this demon, my dear girl?" the old man asked, with smugness in his voice.
"With this." Kagome pulled something out her bag. It was a necklace with a silver chain and blueish purple gem hanging off it. It was very beautiful. "It's real. I'm sure it will be wroth a lot of money." Kagome handed the necklace to the merchant, who examined it very carefully to see if she was telling the truth. "Do we have a deal?"
The merchant was hesitant. "We have a deal."
And with that he handed the cage to Kagome, which she took.
Kagome walked calmly back to her friends, who had shocked looks on their faces. Inuyasha was the first to speak.
"What the hell, Kagome?! Are you insane? You just bought a demon!"
"I know Inuyasha, you don't have to yell in my ear." Kagome said holding a hand on her right ear.
"Why?" said a small voice. Kagome looked down and saw it was the mini demoness who spoke. She was looking at her with her blue eyes, that held confusion.
"Why?" she repeated. "Why did you give such a valuable item to help me, a demon nonetheless."
Kagome just smiled warmly at her, which seemed to melt her heart.
'Such a warm smile.' the mini demoness thought.
"Because I knew that old man would make your life miserable, and I didn't want that too happen to you." Kagome simply explained. The mini demoness eyes widen and she gaped sightly.
'T-This girl is really nice.' she thought.
Kagome crouched down and put the cage on the ground. "Now lets get you out of this cage." she said as she opened the door of the cage and held out her hand for the mini demoness to climb on. Said mini demoness was hesitant at first, but slowly placed herself right in the middle of Kagome's palm. Kagome than stood straight and brought the mini demoness close to her face. "I should introduce myself, my name is Kagome. And these are my friends: Shippo, Miroku, Sango, and Kirara." she pointed to each of her friends, than pointed at Inuyasha last. "And that loud dog there, is Inuyasha."
"What did you just call me?!" yelled Inuyasha, an red irritation appearing and his head.
Kagome ignored him and continued to smile at the mini demoness in her hand. "So what's your name?" she asked.
"M-My name is Asagiri." she answered shyly. "I'm a snow demon."
"A snow demon? Wow, that's really cool." Kagome said. "Well, it's nice to meet you Asagiri. I hope you and I can be friends." then Kagome put Asagiri on her shoulder.
Asagiri was shocked at the miko's kind words, but then smiled, a blush appearing on her face. "It's nice to meet you too Kagome, and I hope we can become friends too."
To be continued...