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It has been 8 years. Naraku still hasn`t been vanquished. Inuyasha and his friends still battle him. They have recovered half of the sacred jewel but Naraku still holds the other half.
But there are some good news.
Kagome has finished high school now. She and Inuyasha are engaged. They spend more time together, switching between modern and feudal Japan; still transferring between the two through the Bone-Eater`s well. Shippo has grown some and has gotten stronger. Miroku and Sango are married.
Another battle with Kagura ends with her fleeing on her feather. Inuyasha puts his tetsaiga over his shoulder,"There she goes again...Dammit...I thought I had her this time."
Kagome bounds up to Inuyasha and kisses him on the cheek,"That`s ok, there`s always next time."
Everyone heads back to the village where Kaede awaits them with Inuyasha leading the way. It`s dark out. Passing by all the houses, Kagome sighs and places a hand on her stomach,"Whoo, I sure am hungry."
Shippo licks his lips,"Me, too. I wonder what Kaede made for dinner tonight?"
Inuyasha suddenly stops and everyone nearly bumps into his backside. He`s looking off to the side. But he ain`t too happy looking. Miroku looks at Inuyasha,"What is it, Inuyasha?"
"Jakken`s over there..."
Leaving a market, Jakken is walking along with Rin, who is now 18. Rin is carrying some flowers. Kagome blinks,"That`s the girl who was with Sesshoumaru."
Sango places her index finger to her cheek thoughtfully,"Huh, wonder what they`re doing in this area."
Inuyasha snorts,"Well I`m going to find out."
Kagome steps forward,"I`ll go with you."
Inuyasha and Kagome follow Jakken and Rin but keep their distance and try to stay quiet. Jakken and Rin reach an open area in the forest that has a stream running through it. Rin sits down on her knees at the stream. She uses the water as a mirror and puts one of the flowers in her hair. She smiles. Jakken sits down on a rock and sighs,"Why must Sesshoumaru-sama always leave this girl with me? She can be left alone now."
Rin jumps to her feet and dashes past Jakken. She then stops and does a bow. Jakken snorts,"(*Hmph! She no longer tags 'sama' after his name, how disrespectful! Hmm...I bet Sesshoumaru-sama would like me more if I sucked up to him like Rin does.*)"
Jakken gets to his feet and places himself next to Rin. Then he bows, too. Sesshoumaru walks over to the two. He stops in front of Rin, noticing the flower in her hair. With his remaining arm, he takes a hold of Rin`s chin and gets her face to tilt up towards him. Rin seems to always have a smiling face and this is no exception. Sesshoumaru makes a small smile to Rin and releases her chin. He walks past Jakken. Jakken lifts his head and looks at Sesshoumaru,"(*He-! He passed right by me!*)"
Sesshoumaru stops a few feet away,"Jakken..."
Jakken quickly runs over to Sesshoumaru, now with a smile on his face,"Yes, my lord??"
"Did you not notice you were being followed by Inuyasha?"
"Wh-what?! Inuyasha`s here?!"
Inuyasha curses,"Dammit, discovered."
Kagome looks to Inuyasha,"Should we split?"
Inuyasha smirks,"Heh, never ran from him before. Why start now?"
Inuyasha steps out from the bushes, stepping forward,"So, how long did you know we were there?"
"Long enough," says Sesshoumaru, drawing his sword from it`s place at his side.
Inuyasha smiles drawing the Tetsusaiga,"Some things never change."
Kagome stands up,"(*Do we really need to fight every time we see each other?*)"
Jakken smirks,"Ha! You`re in for it now, half-demon!"
Sesshoumaru doesn`t move,"Jakken..."
"Yes, my lord?"
Jakken sinks his head into his shoulders,"(*My lord has gotten so cold to me as of late...*)"
Sesshoumaru looks at Inuyasha,"I grow tired of this. Die, Inuyasha."
He lunges at Inuyasha, swinging his sword, but missing as Inuyasha leaps to the air. Inuyasha comes crashing down with the Tetsusaiga,"You`re going down!"
Sesshoumaru side steps and ducks under the next horizontal swing of Inuyasha. Inuyasha growls. Sesshoumaru swings his sword. Inuyasha blocks but gets sent back. The swords pushing against eachother, the two fighting for superiority of strength. Rin is standing back, out of the way. She sighs,"(*They always fight...*)"
Jakken comes back over to her,"Rin! Stay out of the way!"
Kagome walks over, seperating the two. Much to everyone`s surprise and shock, the two brothers stop fighting, knowing something is wrong. Kagome looks at Sesshoumaru,"Enough wiht the fighting! I don`t even fight with my brother as much as you two!"
Sesshoumaru drops a sweat, but says nothing. Kagome turns to Inuyasha and in a slightly sweet tone, somewhat like she`s singing,"Ohhh Inuyashaaa-"
Inuyasha whimpers, knowing what`s coming.
Inuyasha slams face down on the ground,"Uhnn...!"
Sesshoumaru lifts his sword, figuring to finish off Inuyasha, but Kagome turns to him. He can see fire in her eyes and quickly jsut sheathes the sword,"You got lucky, Inuyasha."
Sesshoumaru walks away from the two and passes by Rin and Jakken. Rin and Jakken quickly follow Sesshoumaru. Kagome watches the three leave,"How strange..."
Inuyasha gets up, hand in a fist, growing,"Whadja do that for?!"
"It`s ridiculous how you two fight! Can`t you act like real brothers and-! And...play Go Fish or something?"
Inuyasha raises an eyebrow,"Why would I go fishing with him?"
Kagome sighs,"Ho boy..."