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||[Aug. 24th, 2005|07:08 am]
Prelude: an Inuyasha Roleplay
Something snapped inside of her as the after effects of the hanyou's brief battle with Kikyou suddenly dawned on Higurashi Kagome. Though, by all means, she should've been terrified by the sight of a youkai, at least a partial one, something inside of the schoolgirl could feel nothing but pure anger at his off-hand comments about her smell. She reeked? |
"What do you mean, I reek, you stupid jerk?!" she shouted after him, even as he lept away. "At least I bathe in a manner that doesn't involve licking myself!" Sufficiently annoyed and more than a little irritated now, Kagome fumed, stomping one foot on the dirt ground in expression of said frustration. "What a jerk..."
Aware that Kikyou had saved her life, Kagome shook her head, running a single hand through her raven hair sheepishly. She hadn't seemed very grateful, and, by all means, she really should have been.
"Sorry about that. Thanks for, well, saving my life and all," she expressed as Kikyou began to walk away. Though she briefly contemplated taking Kikyou up on her kind offer, Kagome feared that she too would be unable to sleep at all considering the day's events. It was clear that Kikyou wanted to be alone, and Kagome figured that she probably needed to sort some things out her head anyway. So, as Kikyou made her way off into the woods, she turned around and made her own way down the path that led a bit away from the village.
Alright, Kagome. You need to realize a few things. First of all, you're stuck in... in the past or something. This isn't a dream. You're really, really stuck here, and there's no way to go home right now. Secondly, youkai exist, and magical powers and all that sacred mumbo-jumbo grandpa used to talk about is real. He wasn't BSing you.
A little ways from the village, Kagome stopped dead in her tracks, tilting her gaze to the starry, night sky.
"This is all real... I'm never going to get home," she whispered, despair finally sinking into her chest as she looked to the heavens for some form of guidance.
"I'll send you home, little girl." The sharp, sudden hiss caused Kagome to jump nearly ten feet into the air that time. Dark, brown eyes darted to the side to meet cold, yellow, serpentine ones. Her heart skipped a beat, and she took a step back as real fear finally seized her. A youkai. Another youkai, and Kikyou was nowhere to be found.
"St-stay away!" Kagome warned the serpentine youkai, who was advancing on her rather steadily. "You know who resides here, don't you?" The youkai only chuckled, apparently unphased by the girl's threat.
"The miko, Kikyou? Oh, I'm well aware of her presence, but, when last I checked, she was away. Thanks to that little distraction earlier, I've free reign over this village, and the Shikon no Tama will be mine because of it." A grin crossed the youkai's cold lips. "And you, little girl, can do nothing to stop me..." The creature lashed out, aiming to catch his prey by her neck, no doubt snapping her in two with little effort.
Kagome fell back with a shriek, lifting her hand up in some form of futile protest of her own, impending demise.
"I said, stay back!" she cried and squeezed her eyes shut as she braced herself for the pain that was undoubtedly to come. And yet, there was nothing. Nothing same a flash of light that she could practically feel erupt from her fingertips, even with her eyes closed. When Kagome finally dared herself to open her eyes, the sight that greeted her caused her heart to skip a beat or two for what had to be the trillionth time that day.
There, just before her, lay the smoking, almost completely incinerated corpse of the serpent youkai that had attempted to take her life just moments ago.
"What... what the hell?"