The room Kagome was given was almost
identical to Riquo's. She was buried under a lump of sheets in her bed as the sun
began to rise. The sunlight found its way through her curtains and illuminated her
face. Kagome squeezed her eyes shut and winced against the sunlight. She rolled
over to her left but her face hit something hard. She wrinkled her nose from the
sudden contact and peeked one eye open. She glanced up to see Kouga sitting next
to her on her bed looking down at her with a smile on his face.
"I was beginning to think you'd never
wake up, love."
Kagome quickly moved away from him
and snatched her blankets up, covering her chest. He gave her a curious look and
laughed. Kagome looked down below the blanket and sighed in relief as she
realized she still had all of her clothes on, as did Kouga. She smiled at him
mischievously and crawled towards him above the covers. He reached for her and
pulled her onto his outstretched legs. She sat with her back against his hard
chest. She leaned her head into the crook of his neck and sighed in relief.
"Kouga what're you doing here?"
"I woke up early," he wrapped his
arms around her waist and nuzzled her neck, "and I got lonely, so I came in
"And you just sat there?"
"Watching me sleep?"
Kagome shrugged and turned her head
towards him. He caught her chin in his hand and lifted her face to his warm
lips. Their lips touched and Kagome drooped her eyes closed, drowning herself in
the kiss….until something broke through her window.
In Riquo's room, everything was
completely silent. The only sound that could be heard, with demon senses that is, was
light, even breathing. Riquo lay in a mess of silk sheets, sweat glistening over her
body. Her tail swayed back and forth across the bed as she began to wake up.
fluttered her eyes open, her feline eyes adjusting quickly to the morning light and yawned.
She arched her back, throwing her arms over her head when several
realizations hit her, stopping her movements. She looked down grimly, Ok…I'm naked….I'm
burning up…Inuyasha is
next to me too….naked.
Then she remembered what happened last night and
snickered to herself. She glanced down at Inuyasha and bit her lip as excitement
overtook her. She looked at him again and smiled He looks so
peaceful when he's asleep. She sat up and stretched again, only to be yanked
down again with her arms pinned above her head on the pillow.
Inuyasha raised himself up on an
elbow and smirked at the confused cat hanyou.
Riquo cocked her head, "What was
Inuyasha lowered lips to her neck and
nuzzled her neck, earning a low moan from Riquo, "Because I like having you
pinned underneath me."
Riquo closed her
eyes and enjoyed the serenity of her situation. She didn't get that many
opportunities when she could be happy without a nasty consequence, so she was
determined to lengthen any private time she had with Inuyasha as much as she
could without interfering with the usual.
Then another thought interrupted her
serenity and she frowned sadly. Kikyo. Riquo knew enough about Inuyasha's
relationship with the dead woman from stories from Kagome and Kikyo's constant
bitching to know that she was not someone Inuyasha would easily forget. Riquo
closed her eyes, fighting the onslaught of tears she knew was coming. I can't
interfere with that kind of thing. I mean...I'm knew in this little group so
it's none of my business anyway. Riquo mentally sighed. Well, only thing
left to do is just leave them be. If he is that adamant about being with her,
who the hell am I to stop him?
Riquo closed her eyes again when she heard
Inuyasha sigh. In the short
time she'd known him, she'd never heard him sigh, which meant something was
probably wrong. She scooted away from him a little bit and looked up at his
face. Riquo frowned.
Inuyasha's eyes looked tired, like
he'd stayed awake for weeks. His brow was scrunched up as if he was in pain.
Riquo reached up and stroked his face. He flinched away from her like her hands
were on fire.
Riquo glanced at him questioningly
and then started to scoot away. She knew when to take a hint, but Inuyasha grabbed her hand again, rubbing
his face against her palm.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to push you
away," he kissed her palm. Riquo cocked her head to the side. He
hasn't looked me in the eye all morning.
"Inuyasha, what's wrong?"
He stopped with her hand and stared
her dead on in her eyes like she'd caught him stealing, "Nothing, nothing's wrong. I'm
Riquo was getting annoyed at his
behavior. She snatched
her hand away from him, "Bullshit! Don't take me for an idiot Inuyasha I think I know
when something's wrong! You won't look me in the eye and you flinch against my
touch!" she was panting and Inuyasha got more and more nervous. Finally,
her breathing evened, "Inuyasha, what is wrong with you? Did I hurt you
"Keh! Like you could hurt me in
something like that!" he sat up and crossed his arms, the sheet that was
covering him falling to his waist. Inuyasha looked away from her stubbornly, but
Riquo saw the look of regret that was painted on his face.
Riquo was filled with sorrow. She
slid the sheet off her body and crawled over to him. Inuyasha inhaled sharply,
at the display she gave him. Riquo knelt in front of him with her head down, as
if she was about to start begging him for something.
"Please, Inuyasha. I don't like to
see you like this. Just tell me what's wrong, please?"
Inuyasha quickly gathered her into
his arms, setting her down in his lap. He removed the sheet that had covered his
waist, so there would be nothing in between them. He wrapped his arms around her
and held her tight, lightly rocking her back and forth. She curled up in his
lap, staying silent in case he said something.
Inuyasha closed his eyes and
concentrated on what he was about to say. He was angry, sad, depressed and
frustrated all at the same time. He knew Riquo wasn't going to like hearing
this, but for the sake of their lives, it had to be said, "Riquo, I know you
don't completely understand how much of a miracle it is that I feel this way
about someone. I've been cold for so long, and you managed to break that cold
exterior, and I thank you for that," Inuyasha winced, "but..."
Riquo spoke wearily, "But…"
"You're a cat."
Riquo gasped. Tears filled her eyes
as the realization hit her of what just happened. I can't believe I
forgot...of all the things mama told me...how could I forget that!!
In life, cats and dogs naturally hate
each other. It's common knowledge. In demon hierarchy though, cats and dogs hate
each other, but if there is a case of bonding between the two, they are
forced to hate each other. If they refuse, they are killed. Instantly.
For demons, a cat and dog bonding is
considered worse than a demon and a human mating. But since Riquo and Inuyasha
are both hanyou's, the punishment would be even worse, just because they're
This is often confusing because
Kouga's wolf tribe and Riquo's panther tribe were allies. Well, it was still
against demon law, but usually only those tribes that were strong enough and
could defend their choices in battle were allowed to continue their alliance.
Kouga's tribe and Riquo's tribe were able to fight and defeat the hierarchy but
couldn't overthrow it. That would mean defeating the lord of the west. And that
at the time was and continues to be Sesshomaru.
Luckily, Sesshomaru wasn't interested
in meddling in lower class demon affairs, so he didn't interfere and break up
the alliance...but it is also common knowledge that Sesshomaru gets pleasure
from making Inuyasha's life a living hell, thus leading back to this situation.
Inuyasha swallowed the lump in his
throat, "If Sesshomaru...discovered us...we'd be killed immediately.
Riquo arched her eyebrows at that,
"Hopefully? Inuyasha...what the hell. That doesn't make any sense."
Inuyasha closed his eyes, remembering
his past, "My brother is sadistic. He would probably want to torture me...and
you," Inuyasha opened his eyes to meet her gaze, "I don't want you to suffer
that kind of fate Riquo. That's why we can't be together..." Inuyasha dropped
his head, his bangs hiding his face.
Riquo couldn't believe it. This
wasn't fair, they had both finally found someone that made them happy and now
they were forced to be apart because of a stupid conflict.
Riquo let the tears she'd been
fighting fall. I wish mama was here...she always knew how to deal with
Sesshomaru...Riquo blinked at that thought. Wait a minute...
"Inuyasha! Sesshomaru already knows!"
"What?! How is that possible?"
Riquo waved her hand dismissively,
knowing that Inuyasha was getting nervous, "Remember what we talked about, about
my mom and meeting with Sesshomaru?"
Inuyasha nodded dumbly, not getting
her point, "Yea..."
"When my tattoo rejected him, he said
there was another that would be accepted!" Inuyasha's face began to soften when
the realization hit him, "you're his brother so naturally you both share the
same mark and you have my mark around your navel...you got it when I was born.
Riquo felt weird about saying this.
It was now pretty much obvious that Inuyasha was her predetermined mate...but
they did just meet, although they also just had sex.
Inuyasha swallowed the lump in his
throat. This was a touchy subject indeed, but if Sesshomaru already knew...
"Do you think he's just waiting for
us to get together? He knows that we're...destined...but he would only screw
with us when we were together," Inuyasha said.
Riquo frowned, tapping her finger
against her lips in thought. True, Sesshomaru was sadistic enough to screw with
them if he found out, but for some reason Riquo doubted that he would.
She shook her head, erasing the
thought from her mind. If Sesshomaru really did mean to separate them, that
didn't mean he was going to do it immediately. And she wanted to be with
Inuyasha as long as she could.
Riquo smiled and grabbed Inuyasha's
face, her hands on either side, "Inuyasha, lets worry about Sesshomaru when he
shows up directly in front of us. Until then, let's not worry or think about
that, we have bigger problems, like Naraku."
"But...this is our lives we're
talking about, Riquo. He could easily kill us both."
Riquo nodded, "I know, I know. But
let's worry about that when the time arises. Ok?"
Inuyasha sighed and nodded, "I do
want to be with you, you know."
Riquo smiled, "I know, and I want to
be with you."
Inuyasha granted her a sexy grin,
making her giggle. Then he seized her lips with his in a sweet and loving kiss,
holding her close to him. When they separated, Riquo giggled again and lowered
Inuyasha's upper body to the bed, positioning herself so that she was sitting
Indian-style on his belly with her tail swaying over his manhood.
Inuyasha growled at her teasing and
she laughed again. Then her expression softened as she reached
over to the nightstand and picked up the peaces to her bangle, placing them
individually on Inuyasha's chest.
"Can you fix them?"
Riquo nodded, "I think so. Some of
the spells my mother taught me are starting to come back to me. There's also a
spell book and my battle equipment back at my village that I'll have to fetch
soon. But I can fix this without that."
Inuyasha nodded then gave in to
Riquo smiled and closed her eyes, "Like this."
She rubbed her hands together and
then held them above the pieces on Inuyasha's chest. The pieces started to glow
orange and Inuyasha could feel his chest getting warm. Then Riquo mumbled, "Ako
shima niktic pango..."
Inuyasha knew for a fact that was not
Japanese or any other language he'd heard in his life, so he figured that was an
enchantment. Inuyasha shifted his weight uncomfortably, not liking the fact that
a beginner island mystic was performing a spell on his chest.
Then he saw Riquo's eyes opened and
they were completely blacked out, "Don't move."
Inuyasha froze, and no sooner did he
do so, he felt the pieces move together on his chest. The movement tickled but
Inuyasha didn't want to risk moving.
Then, no sooner than the spell had
started, he felt the weight of the full bangle drop onto his chest and the
temperature go back to normal. Riquo's eyes reverted back to their normal green
color and she sat up straight.
Inuyasha looked back and forth
between the unbroken bangle and a smiling Riquo. Inuyasha grinned, "Hey you did
Riquo picked up the bangle and
extended her left leg so she could slide it on her foot, "Yep, I sure did! And
if someone breaks it again I'm gona beat the hell out of them."
Inuyasha snorted and rolled over,
taking Riquo with him so he was on top of her. He brushed her brown hair out of
her face, taking in her beautiful features, "I'm sorry it was broken to begin
with. I still can't forgive myself for..."
Inuyasha stopped mid-sentence at the
memory of Riquo and Kikyo's encounter. It still hurt him to think about what he
had done to her.
Riquo rubbed her palm across his
cheek, her touch opening his eyes, "Inuyasha, don't be sorry for what happened.
My bangle breaking or me getting wounded by the arrow was not your fault."
"Yea but the wind scar-"
Riquo placed her fingers on his lips
to silence him, "Was an accident in which you fully made up for by finding the
several broken pieces to my bangle," she kissed him passionately, "thank you."
Inuyasha stared into her green
depths, and smiled. She smiled back at him and wrapped her arms around his neck,
reaching up to play with his ears. Inuyasha purred absently, making Riquo
He then snapped at her wrist, and
Riquo squealed. Inuyasha captured her lips again, lowering himself onto her.
Riquo moaned, spreading her legs and raising her hips. Inuyasha was about to
slide in when...
"RIQUO! INUYASHA! Kikyo's soul seekers are here!"
Inuyasha groaned, damnit Miroku...
Riquo whimpered, absently rolling her
eyes. She knew the soul seekers were here so she didn't see what the big rush
They both heard Miroku skid to a halt
outside their door when Inuyasha started to get off Riquo's naked body. She
grabbed his shoulders and brought his ears down close to her lips, "The door is
Inuyasha stared at her and then
glanced at the door where they could hear Miroku panting. He smiled and lowered
his lips to hers, sliding into her at the same time. Riquo's moan was suppressed
by the kiss, and they moved with each other one last time, not knowing if they
would be granted another chance.
A few minutes later, Riquo arched her
back in climax right as Miroku banged on the door.
"Riquo! Hurry up! Kikyo's soul
seekers are here and we can't find Inuyasha!"
Riquo snorted, "Idiot."
Miroku knocked on the door again,
"What did you say?"
"I said I'd be right there!" Riquo
shouted, rolling her eyes again.
They heard Miroku run off and
Inuyasha slowly pulled out of her. He stood off the bed, grabbing Riquo's hand
in the process to help her out of bed.
Inuyasha led her over to the dresser
where her original clothes were. He picked up her black top and slid it over her
head and arms, following the garment down with a trail of kisses. He fitted the
top over her breasts, massaging them each. Riquo tilted her head back as he did
Inuyasha slid his hands down her
body, until he was on his knees at her naked waist. Riquo met his eyes and he
grinned, inching closer and closer to her entrance. As he did so, he picked up
her skirt, and moved her legs until they were in her skirt. Inuyasha blew
lightly at the junction of Riquo's thigh's, making her shiver. He lapped his
tongue out at her sweet spot, sliding up her skirt at the same time until she
was completely dressed.
Riquo collapsed onto her knees in
front of him and kissed him passionately. They held each other for a while,
afraid to leave the room in fear that their entire existence together would
disappear. Riquo twitched her ears and glanced down, realizing that Inuyasha was
Inuyasha quickly dressed and with
both of them gripping each others hand, opened the door that led out into the
massive hallway. No one was around so both hanyou's proceeded to walk towards
the entrance to the palace. Once they got to the door that led outside to the
front of the palace,
Inuyasha let go of her hand. He glanced at her nervously, hoping she didn't take
that the wrong way. She caught his gaze and winked at him.
The large wooden doors were open
and the others were out there waiting. Riquo blinked a few times, letting her
eyes adjust to
the light. When her vision was cleared she gasped and ran towards Kagome. Kagome
was sitting on the grass with her knees up to her chest and her arms around her
knees. Her eyes were wide and she was mumbling something incoherent. Sango was
trying to calm her down and Miroku was talking to Kouga. Kouga turned and
sniffed as Riquo sped towards Kagome.
She skidded to a halt in front of
Kagome's panicked form, "Kagome! Are you alright?"
Kagome continued to stare at a random
spot in the grass mumbling to herself. Not getting an answer, Riquo asked Sango,
"What the hell happened to her?"
"Kouga said a soul serpent broke
through Kagome's window. Scared her to death apparently."
Inuyasha walked up, "Will she be ok?
She doesn't need to be on a battle field if she's in that kind of state."
That snapped Kagome out of it, "I'm
fine, Inuyasha," she stood up shakily and grabbed Sango's hand for a little
support, "there is no way I'm going to miss a chance to fight Naraku."
She bent down slowly to pick up her
bow and arrows, "Ok then! Let's get going! Sango, is it okay if we ride Kilala?"
Sango shook her head and patted the
fire cat that was drooping over her shoulder, "The last time she carried all of
us, minus Kouga and Riquo, and it really wore her out. She still needs to rest
"WELL THEN HOW THE HELL ARE WE
SUPPOSED TO GET THERE?!?!!" Inuyasha seethed, "what're we supposed to do walk?
That'll take days! Weeks maybe!"
Sango was taken aback by Inuyasha's
sudden outburst. Riquo elbowed Inuyasha in the side to try and get him to shut
"What?! We need some way to get there
Sango narrowed her eyes at Inuyasha,
fed up with his sudden rudeness to her, "Well that's just too bad Inuyasha!
Unless you have the strength to carry 5 people on YOUR back I suggest you keep
your mouth shut!"
That shut Inuyasha up real fast.
Sango was still seething when Miroku walked up behind her and placed a hand on
her shoulder, "Both of you please calm down. I think you're forgetting someone I
know that is very capable of carrying all of us at once to Naraku's castle."
Kagome snapped her fingers, "Hachi!"
"Where can we reach him, Miroku?"
Miroku pulled out a simple tiny flute
from his robes, "Riquo, Inuyasha, and Kouga...I suggest you cover your
ears, this may hurt."
All three of them covered their ears
with their hands. Miroku blew into the flute, playing one simple note. Inuyasha,
Riquo, and Kouga winced at the sound even with their ears covered. When
Miroku put the flute back into his robes they uncovered their ears with a sigh.
"So now what?"
Miroku sat down on a stump
cross-legged, "We wait. It usually does not take Hachi long to come after I have
And so they waited. Inuyasha sat off
by himself with his back turned to everyone, Kouga played tag with
Riquo, Kagome and Sango sat in the grass and talked while Miroku listened
Suddenly, not soon after Miroku blew
his flute, the wind picked up around them and a huge shadow descended over them.
Miroku tilted his head up and waved, "Hello Hachi!"
"How can I be of service, master?"
"It's simple really Hachi, we just
need transportation some where. See those floating snakes? Just follow them and
take us where we need to go."
Hachi lowered his giant yellow body
down to the ground and everyone climbed on his back. Without a moments
hesitation, they were off, following Kikyo's soul seeker's to Naraku's castle.
Riquo sat at the end of Hachi's tail,
her legs on either side and her elbows propped in between her legs, her chin
resting in her palms. They passed over a small lake with a little island in the
middle of it with trees covering the entire island. She sighed, she missed her
home and without her spell book and her battle equipment, she knew she'd be
completely useless in this battle. She was strong but no that strong, and her
bangle's could only do so much.
I could take both of them off
Riquo shook her head, that was not an
option. Taking those off put everyone around her at risk, and that's not
something she wanted to put her new friends through. Riquo sighed again, she
wasn't sure how she was going to fight this battle.
Riquo was startled out of her
thoughts and glanced back to see Kagome smiling behind her. Kagome sat down
behind Riquo, both of her legs hanging off one side of Hachi's tail.
"How are you doing?" Kagome asked.
"Fine, I guess. Just got a lot of stuff on my mind."
"Wana talk about it?"
Riquo smiled, thinking back to when
they lived in the same era, "Don't I always?"
Kagome smiled back at her, knowing
that her hanyou friend wanted to ventilate some of her problems. Riquo turned
herself around and sat the same way but facing Kagome.
"It's just that...I don't think I'm
strong enough to fight with you all against Naraku. If I practiced some of my
spells and had my equipment then maybe I'd have a chance, but with just my
menial strength and my bangles...I know it's not enough."
Kagome put her hand on her friend's
shoulder in a comforting gesture, "Riquo, trust me when I say this," Riquo met
her eyes and Kagome smiled at her, "any strength we have will help. I'm only a
"With miko powers." Riquo added.
Kagome nodded, "But those can only go
so far. I haven't fully developed them, not to the level they should be at
anyway. Trust me, Kouga has told me how strong you are and what you are capable
of, with or without your island magic."
Riquo smiled back at her, "Thank you
Kagome. I could always count on you to believe in me."
The two girls laughed, reminiscing
and enjoying themselves. Then Riquo scrunched up her noise as they came closer
to the castle.
"The demonic aura is really strong
around here, we're definitely getting close."
No sooner had she said that, dark
clouds began to descend on them. Hachi reared back in fear.
"Master! This demonic aura is so
strong! What have you lead me into?"
"Just keep going Hachi!"
Hachi hesitantly began to move
forward, but was startled by one of the soul seekers flying in front of his
face. He screamed and jerked backwards in the sky. Everyone was knocked around
on his back, but managed to stay put except for Kagome.
"Kagome no!!!" Kouga shouted.
Before anyone could act, Riquo
roared, causing Kilala to immediately bound off Sango's shoulder and transform
into the sky. She descended down towards the falling Kagome, and managed to get
underneath her, so Kagome fell onto the fire cat's back with a grunt.
"Oh, thank you Kilala! You saved me!"
Kilala roared and flew up next to
Hachi. Kouga extended his arms and helped Kagome onto Hachi's back and
immediately embraced her.
"I was so scared I was going to lose
Kilala retracted her form and hopped
back onto Sango's shoulder. Sango pat the small cat on the head, "Good girl
Kilala." Kilala meowed in response.
Miroku smacked Hachi on the head with
his staff, "Hachi, ignore the aura and keep going forward and be careful!!"
Hachi sniffed in fear, "Yes master."
The rest of the journey continued
without incident, save for Hachi's occasional whimper as the surroundings got
darker. Finally, the soul seekers descended in front of a dark and eerie castle.
The miasma was thick, so that the castle was just a dark silhouette without
The soul seekers disappeared over the
top of the castle, while Hachi quickly lowered himself to the ground in a panic.
Once everyone was off his back he ascended back into the sky.
"Good luck my friends and farewell,"
and with that he took off.
Inuyasha snorted, "I feel like the
fool just condemned us to death."
They stood in front of the castle,
waiting. Naraku's stench was all over the place, so bad that Riquo had to cover
her noise, not being used to being in such close proximity of his scent.
Kouga and Inuyasha also recognized
Kagura's scent as well as Kanna's and Kikyo's. Inuyasha initially attempted to
ignore the scent but he couldn't help but latch on to her scent like a life
line. Instinctively, Inuyasha scooted closer to Riquo, as a comforting and
Riquo glanced at him and wrapped her
ebony tail around his thigh, "Nervous?" she whispered.
Inuyasha snorted, "Keh, stupid
Riquo smiled knowing he was. Then she
frowned when Kikyo's scent became more distinct.
Kagura's scent also became more
distinct, and then wind picked up around then to confirm their suspicions. Kouga
growled loudly, "Come out and show yourself, wench!"
"What's the matter wolf? Is the wind
He growled again and was about to
retort back but was stopped short as an arrow with a massive aura shot over his head. He whipped
around and saw Kikyo standing on the roof of another section of the palace.
She strung her bow again, "This time
I won't miss."
Kouga looked around, wondering who
she was trying to hit. Then Kagome shrieked and ran over to Riquo. Kouga
followed her with his eyes, his jaw dropping when they fell on Riquo.
Inuyasha stood with tetusaiga drawn
in front of Riquo's chest. An arrow was sticking out of the sword...directly in
front of Riquo's heart. Riquo snarled pushing tetusaiga aside and walking past Kouga.
"You filthy manipulative bitch!"
Riquo spat. More jaws dropped around her. Kikyo smirked, motioning for her soul
seekers to lower her to the ground.
She snickered at Riquo, "What's the
matter hanyou? Do you want to kill me?"
Riquo growled, "In the messiest way
Kikyo laughed, "You naïve little
fool. You think Inuyasha will let you kill me? He's been under my manipulation
for years and not even you can break him from that."
Riquo laughed despite herself,
"Really? It's a shame you don't have demon senses otherwise you'd know
that I already have."
Kikyo's eyes widened marginally,
trying to keep her cool and failing. Her expression kept changing back and forth
between a blank expression and one of anger. Her angry expression dominated as
Inuyasha walked up to Riquo and put his arm around her waist.
"Kikyo, I'm sorry, but you've
tortured me for too long. You need to rest in peace once and for all. Goodbye."
With that he caught Riquo's sight and
squeezed her waist. He turned around and walked towards the others.
"Kouga, try and distract Kagura,
keep her wind powers focused on you so that I can use the tetusaiga without her
interference. Kagome, you and Kilala can take post from a further distance and
pick off anything that tries to sneak up on us as well as Kanna, since your
arrows are the only thing that can defeat her. Sango, Miroku and myself will
look for Naraku.?"
Miroku closed his eyes and raised his
hand in a blessing, "Be safe all of you, let this battle be our last against the
evil that is Naraku."
Each of them closed their eyes in a
silent prayer, hoping for the same thing. After they relished in their own
silence, they looked each other in the eye and smiled, reminiscing on their
times together. Kouga took Kagome in his arms and held her close to him
whispering in her ear, "Please be safe. If anything happens, take the fire cat
and flee this place."
Kagome shook her head, placing a
small kiss on Kouga's lips, "I will not abandon any of you."
Inuyasha also brought Riquo into his
embrace, ignoring Kikyo's close proximity, "I don't know what the future holds
for us, but please, for our sake, stay alive so we can live and be happy after
Riquo smiled at him, "I will join you
shortly in the fight against Naraku when I am through with...these matters. I
promise you I will fight for our lives with everything I have in me."
Miroku lightly placed his arm around
Sango's shoulder. No words were exchanged between the monk and the slayer, all
that needed to be said was said when Miroku kept his arm in its place.
Both couples separated. Kouga turned
his back to Kagome as she climbed atop Kilala, and faced the wind sorceress that
had slaughtered his comrades so long ago. Kilala flew to a nearby rooftop, out
of the way of the battles that were about to commence, but close enough for
Kagome's arrows to have an affect.
Riquo let go of Inuyasha and took a
few steps back, watching him turn and retreat, Sango and Miroku on his heels as
they closed in on the entrance to Naraku's castle.
Riquo then focused her attention on
the dead priestess with a malicious grin, "You're mine."