Enter Sakura Hime, The Warrior Princess
Chapter 4: Enter Sakura Hime, The Warrior Princess
After a long day of traveling, the group had decided to set up camp for the night. Right now, everyone was eating a meal made by Kagome, expect Inuyasha who eating ramen.
"Mmmm, Kagome, this is so good." Asagiri complimented.
"Aw, thanks Asagiri, you're really sweet." Kagome replied.
"Inuyasha, why don't you try some?" Miroku asked his half-demon friend. "It's really good."
"Keh, no way would I ever eat any of that's wench's disgusting food." Inuyasha said rather harshly.
"That's so mean!" Asagiri fumed that he insulted her new friend's amazing cooking. "You haven't even tried any of it, you jerk!"
Inuyasha snorted. "If it's made Kagome, than I don't need to try it to know it will taste nasty." suddenly he saw a look of pain cross Kagome's face and started to feel really guilty. 'Maybe that was a bit too harsh.' he thought
"Inuyasha..." Kagome said in a voice, that made everyone flinch. "Sit!"
Inuyasha groaned. Kagome stood up and started to walk toward the forest. The spell had wore off on Inuyasha as he stood up and saw Kagome walk away.
"Oi, Kagome, where do you thi-" Inuyasha started to say, but was cut off when Kagome gave him a cold and hateful glare.
"For a walk, don't follow me." she said with venom in her voice, that caused a chill to go down the half-demon's spine. Kagome continued her walk into the forest.
"Wait, Kagome, I'll go with you." Asagiri called out as she stood up and ran after her miko friend. She stopped to turn around to give a glare at Inuyasha. "She should have sat you, until every bone in your stupid body was broken, you dumb dog!" and with that the Asagiri ran to catch up with Kagome, as fast as her little legs could.
"Why you little-" Inuyasha was once again cut off when Sango head him with her hiraikotsu. "You big idiot!" she yelled, hitting him again.
Kagome didn't know how far she walked. She didn't care. She just wanted to clear her head. Finally, deciding to rest, Kagome sat on a medium sized boulder.
'Inuyasha is such a idiot.' she thought. 'I wish he would understand my feelings for him.' she brought her knees to her chest and rested her forehead against them.
By that time Asagiri had finally caught up with Kagome. She found her on a boulder with her knees to her chest and her forehead resting on them.
"Kagome, are you okay?" the snow demon asked walking closer to her friend. Kagome lifted her head to look down at Asagiri. Asagiri silently gasped. Tears where falling down Kagome's cheeks.
Kagome quickly wiped away her tears. "Yeah, Asagiri, I'm fine, don't worry." but Asagiri didn't believe her.
"You know, if you want, I can freeze Inuyasha in a block of ice as punishment for making you sad." Asagiri offered, trying to cheer up Kagome.
Kagome giggled. "Thanks, Asagiri, that's nice of you, but it's okay." she picked the mini snow demon and placed her on her lap.
They were both silent, as they listened to the sounds of the forest. Asagiri was the first one to break the silence.
"Kagome, I have a question."
"What is it?"
"Are you in love with Inuyasha?"
Kagome was hesitant, but answered. "Yes. But he he already has someone else in mind." Kagome then started to explain everything about Kikyo. About her being Kikyo's reincarnation, how she was brought back from the dead, and how Inuyasha often goes to see her. After she finished her explanation, all was quiet again. Asagiri was shocked to her all that had happened to her friend.
"I'm sorry you have to go through all that." Asagiri spoke up, feeling terrible that her friend had to go through so much.
Kagome smiled sadly. "It's okay. I just wish I was stronger so I can help everyone."
"Maybe I can help with that."
Both girls gasped at the sudden male voice that just spoke.
Asagiri jumped from Kagome's lap and looked around. "Who's there?! Show yourself!" she demanded.
Suddenly, a bright white appeared in front of them. Both of them closed and tried to shield their eyes from the blinding light. After the light died down, the girls slowly opened their eyes and gasped at what the saw. In front of them was a white pegasus. But not just any pegasus, it was the same pegasus from Kagome's dream. Kagome stood up and made her way to the beautiful winged creature in front of her.
Pegasus shook his head in yes.
"Kagome, do you know him?" Asagiri asked
"Yeah." Kagome then explained her dream to Asagiri. About how she met Pegasus and about her transformation. Asagiri was gaped like a fish out of water at the end of Kagome's story.
"Wow..." was all she could say.
Kagome giggled at her reaction. Then she turned her attention to Pegasus. "Pegasus, you said something about helping me become stronger. What did you mean?"
"What I meant was, I want you to transform into the Warrior Princess, Sakura Hime." Pegasus explained simply.
"How do I do it?"
"Okay." Kagome closed her eyes and started concentrating on her transformation.
Then a pink light surrounded her. When the light disappeared Kagome was wearing the very same outfit from dream. Her hair now snow white and her eyes pink, with cat-like pupils, and her skin was as pale as the moon. Asagiri gasped at how beautiful she looked.
"Kagome, you look so beautiful!"
But Kagome didn't hear her, because she was busy looking herself over.
'I actually transformed.' she thought. 'I actually feel stronger. And my body feels lighter.'
Suddenly, she noticed a medium sized shell floating in front of her. She took it her hand and opened it. Inside it was red ink.
"Use the red ink to make two moons, with their backs touching each other, on your palm." Pegasus told her.
Kagome did so and used the ink to make two crescent moon, their backs touching, on the palm of her hand. Her palm had started to glow pink. Then, suddenly, a katana sword came out her hand. It had a silver blade with a rea handle. A dark red, round jewel was on top of the handle. Kagome grabbed it, amazed by it's beauty.
"This is the Chizakura." Pegasus said. "You will be needing it to help your friends."
Kagome gasped. "Are they in danger?!"
Pegasus shook his head. Kagome started to run back in the direction of the camp, when Pegasus stopped her.
"Kagome, you must remember to never give your true identity to anyone, even your friends. Or else they may be put into grave danger."
Kagome nodded her head in understanding and ran back to camp with Asagiri at her heels.
'Please everyone, be save until I get there.' Kagome prayed to herself, as she ran faster.
Inuyasha grunted as the ogre demon he was fighting threw him to the ground.
After Kagome hadn't come back after a long time everyone decided to go look for her. But an ogre demon came out of no where and attacked them. Sango tried to throw her hiraikotsu at it, but the ogre deflected it with it's arms. Miroku tried to suck it up with his windtunnel, but ogre threw him away before he could anything. And the demon was too strong for Kirara to take down. That left Inuyasha with Tessaiga, but the demon was still too strong. After the ogre had throw him to the ground, the demon was ready to smash him with his fist. But, before the ogre could, an spiritual arrow came out of no where and hit the ogre in the back, puritying it's entire back. The ogre howled in pain.
"Who did that?!" the ogre demanded.
Everyone turned to the source of the female voice. A lone feminine figure was standing on a branch of a tree, the light of the moon made her snow white shine and her big pink eyes, her pupils were cat-like, were also seemed to glowing. A katana was resting on her shoulder, shining in the moonlight along with her hair. She had a smirk on her face, as well as hand was on her hip.
"I won't forgive you for attacking innocent people." she told the demon. "And I swear on my Chizakura, that I will sent you to the Underworld."
"You talk big, but you're nothing more than a weak little girl!" the ogre demon threw a boulder at her.
But, to everyone surprise, she easily dodged it was grace and agility. She landed on her feet, in front of a shocked Inuyasha.
"Is that the best you can do?" she teased the demon, flipping her hair over her shoulder.
'Who is this girl?' everyone thought.
The ogre then charge toward Kagome. She just smirked and jumped in the air and did a triple flip over the demon, and got behind it. Before the ogre could turn around Kagome plunged her Chizakura into it's back. Then the demon exploded into cherry blossoms. Everyone was shocked at how powerful this mystery girl was. Inuyasha was the first to speak, when she started to walk away.
Kagome stopped in her tracks. Panic started to form in her. 'Oh no, please don't tell me he figured it out.' she thought.
"Who are you?" Inyasha asked, not knowing that it was Kagome.
Kagome mentally sighed in relief when he didn't know it was her he didn't know it was her. She got an idea. She turned to him with a flirtatious smile on her face. "I am the Warrior Princess, Sakura Hime. And you'll probably see me around more, my cute little doggie." she blew him a kiss. Then she turned and ran away into forest, leaving a shocked and blushing half-demon.
"I think she's smitten, with you my friend." Miroku commented, a grin on his face.
"Sh-Shut up!" yelled Inuyasha, his blush becoming redder.
After Kagome had left and went back into the forest, she transformed back into her normal self and found Asagiri, who watched the whole battle while hiding. The two came to the camp and were able to convince their friends that they had gotten lost. After a night's sleep, the group was once again traveling. And Kagome was thinking about a certain thing that happened last night.
'I still can't believe I flirted with Inuyasha like that. Oh well, at least he didn't recognized. Maybe, as Sakura Hime, I'll be able to express my feelings. When I blew him that kiss, the look on his face was priceless.' she giggled.
"What are you laughing at?" Inuyasha asked.
Inuyasha just turned his head."Keh, women." he mumbled. Suddenly, his thought drifted to a certain warrior princess. 'Who was she?' he had remembered her scent. She smelled like cherry blossoms and lavender. Then he remembered her flirtatious smile and the kiss she blew him. His cheeks turned pink. 'I have you admit, she was really cute.'
He turned his head and saw Kagome staring at him.
"What are you spacing out for?"
"Keh, none of your business wench."
Kagome scowled at him. "Sit boy."
Inuyasha growled at Kagome his sit position. "Why did ya do that Kagome?!"
Kagome, who had Asagiri on her shoulder, just walked past Inuyasha.
"Hey, I'm talking to you!"
Kagome turned around, and to him and everyone's surprise, she smiled at him. She stuck out her tongue out at him. "Stupid." Then she and Asagiri giggled and ran ahead of their confused friends.
And that is how Kagome's destiny as Sakura Hime began.
To be continued...