InuYasha Fan Fiction ❯ Kagome and the Pirate Captain, The Silver Hanyou (old version) ❯ Getting the Map Back- ( Chapter 13 )
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Chapter 13: Getting the Map Back-
Another night on the ship. As usual, the crew, which now included Kagome and Sango, danced and sang to sea shanties; a tradition Sango and Kagome started a while ago. Inuyasha watched Kagome smile, dancing happily with Sango, singing along to the words. The light from the small, steel barrel fire lit up her eyes. It brought back memories of the night he kidnapped her. Even then, she was brave and stubborn. Now look at her. He was glad he picked that ship. Sure, there were other ships with government officials, but he somehow knew that one had to be it. She smiled at him. He felt his heart skip a beat. Though they had been "courting"- I guess would be best to describe it- for about 2 weeks now, everything still felt like it was new. He loved her so much, but patiently waited for her "I love you"…If she was going to say it. Charley, Henry, Paul, and Samuel started to sing a well knowing sea ballad. Miroku was on the accordion. Sango sat beside him and leaned her head on his shoulder. It created a very romantic atmosphere. Inuyasha watched Kagome sit and place her hands onto her knees and gaze at the stars. He walked over to her and reached out to her. She looked up at him. How did plain, little Kagome end up with, what she thought, the most gorgeous man on the face of the planet She wiped the "end up" from her mind. Truth is she didn't know what she was doing. She was just going along with the flowing currents of her heart, just avoiding the tributaries that would send her into dangerous rapids. She blushed and took his hand. He pulled her up quickly against him. It took both their breaths away. After looking deeply into her eyes, he led her to the back of the ship, where they were out of the fire light, but still heard the music. Inuyasha grabbed her waist and hand, starting to lead her into a slow, formal dance (Imagine kind of dancing in the ballroom scene dance in "Beauty & the Beast (Disney)). He looked into her starlit eyes as he spun her around. She looked into his amber eyes with wonder and kept asking herself, "Why? How?" Though it was just the 5 men singing and an accordion, she could have sworn she heard a full orchestra in the background. She blushed at what her mother told her,
"When you're in love, you'll hear a violin."
She started to tense up when she thought,
`Aviolin? I hear a whole bloomin' orchestra!'
He drew her to his chest. Should she say it? She wanted to- Oh how she wanted to! But she swore to God and herself she wouldn't say it unless he was the guy she was going to marry, and she wasn't too sure about that. Finally the song ended. Inuyasha held Kagome until Kagome said,
"Look! Right up there!"
"It's the North Star!"
Inuyasha looked. Sure enough, she remembered. He looked down at her while she looked up at the stars like a little child. He just held her, taking in every scent and wave of emotion.
Kouga looked carefully at the map he acquired from Inuyasha. He was bandaged up pretty good, but now he was more determined than ever of getting Kagome. Letting her be with someone as dangerous as that animal was too much to bear. He will find her and the treasure, and then he'd live high and mighty like a powerful prince. He couldn't get Kagome off of his mind. Her scent, her attitude, the feel of her body. He needed her back and too kill Inu-koro as fast as he could. Not only because of Kagome, but he killed all but two of his crew. Ginta and Hakkaku. But Kagome was the real motivation. But what about his youkai form. He'd make sure he had his sword first. But he was prepared and ready. And Kagome WILL be his mate. Once he got a hold of the Shikon no Tama, nothing would get in his way.
Inuyasha looked over the ocean with the moon barely above the horizon, shining on the water. Kagome had already gone to bed. His thoughts were confused. He tried to think about being a ruthless pirate, being part monster and being in love with Kagome. She still hadn't returned the `I love you'. She was 16 and he soon would be turning 19 in a matter of months. But he was in love with Kikyou at 13, purposed to her when he was 15. It sounded silly to him now, but still he missed Kikyou. He always will. But, what about Kagome? Would she be able to stay with him? The fear of losing her was worse then the fear of death. What exactly would he wish on the Shikon no Tama? Anything to keep Kagome. He held his head,
"All I can think about is Kagome! Doshiou? (What do I do?)"
Then he heard and smelled her behind him. He quickly turned around. Kagome couldn't help that with him standing in front of the Harvest moon, his hair sparking like fresh fallen snow in the moonlight float past him as he quickly turned around, his amber eyes seeming iridescent took her breath away. She stared at him with awe as he stared back at her, he was the most beautiful creature she'd ever seen. Looking at her instanced stare, he felt his breath starting to get short. Looking at her standing there, that sweet innocent face with those big brown eyes. He imagined his life without her. There was no life. Some how he'd keep her. Then he asked,
"What are you doing up here?"
"I couldn't sleep."
Her voice sent tingles up and down his spine. He slowly walked up to her and looked into her eyes. She had a shy, embarrassed, but yet passionate look on her face. He slowly drew her head into his chest and started to run his claws through her hair, which she brushed right before bed. She wrapped her arms around him, listening to his heart and taking in his smell. He nuzzled into her hair and neck, inhaling her in. She knew something was troubling him.
"Why couldn't you sleep? What's troubling you?"
Inuyasha's eyes got wide. How was he going to answer? If he told her the truth, would she get scared and not want anything to do with him? He sighed. Kagome wanted to hear it. Somehow, in the bottom of her heart, she wanted to hear him say,
`I was thinking about how I don't want you to go. I need you to stay'
But instead his answer was,
"Nothing's troubling me. I just got a headache and came up here to get some air."
He felt a slight disappointment in her "Oh…"
He held her tighter, kissing her on top of the head and saying,
"Go on to bed. I will be the…"
Kagome interrupted him, he looked down at her with shock.
"No…just…hold **whisper** me, please"
Inuyasha didn't know what to make of it, but all he could do is just to hold her and smile.
Kagome woke up with the sun completely rose. She heard yelling, seagulls, and bells. She threw on her robe and took a peek outside. They were at a port! Docked, the crew carried stuff on and off the boat. Inuyasha stood up straight in a dashing Pirate captain's outfit. Kagome smiled as she watched him catch her scent and look at her. He smiled and said,
"Ah, my sleeping beauty has risen!"
Kagome yawned and looked around.
"What's going on?"
She wearily asked. Inuyasha smiled and walked up to her, grabbing her arms and said with a smile,
"Get dressed my dear, we have shopping to do!"
Kagome's eyes got wide,
Soon Sango was in to help her into on of her nicer dresses Inuyasha had bought for her recently. As Inuyasha was about to walk in, he stopped and heard the girls talking…
"Kagome, has he said it to you again?"
Inuyasha's ears perked up.
"No, I don't know if he will."
"Because he's waiting for me to return it"
Inuyasha got a lump in his throat.
"You haven't returned it?"
Kagome made a vocalized sigh,
"I want to…"
Inuyasha smiled, his heart beating faster.
"…but you know I'm only going to say it to the man I know for certain I'm spending the rest of my life- or his life- with. I don't know if I can stay with the Captain because…"
She trailed off into silence before saying
"…But… I want to say `I want to stay with you, I want…**sigh**
Inuyasha started to get dizzy. Was his hearing okay? Then he heard the dreaded word,
He had a shot of fear. Sango repeated her,
"But what about my family? I love my mother and my brother! I'm finding it hard to forgive my father though. But I can just imagine my mother cry every night… Worried… about me"
Inuyasha looked to the floor, feeling a bit ashamed and sad, but he heard Sango ask.
"When we go back, lets tell them that we fell in love and to be happy for us! Miroku asked me to bear his children, but I of course said that would require marriage, and we agreed that if things work out, we'd get married!"
Kagome smiled and said,
"I'm very happy for you Sango…"
Kagome looked down and wanted to cry,
"Do you really think my family would accept me marrying a half-demon pirate that has the worst reputation of all the world?! Plus my father wants to kill all demons and half-demons anyway. He never let me marry Hanyou…"
Inuyasha's heart was beating out of control. If everything works out well… she'd marry him! He had never been so happy… but yet so sad. He could never stay with her. They were practically star-crossed lovers. He couldn't have her…unless…
Kouga, Ginta and Hakkaku walked up the boardwalk to the carpenter's shop, since Kouga's ship was barely staying afloat. As he looked up a ways, he saw them. He dragged the other two behind a corner with him.
"Chotto, Kouga! What the…"
Kouga interrupted a bewildered Ginta.
He watched carefully as his beautiful women was smiling and laughing, her arm hooked to the monster he hated. He heard about Youkai Inuyasha trying to rape her. But still, she chose to be with him. He growled.
"Oi, Kouga, Isn't that Kagome-neisan?"
Kouga hit Hakkaku over the head and growled,
"I told you to shut up!"
Kouga listened in…
"Oh Captain! This is beautiful!"
She said as he put a diamond necklace around her neck. The merchants eyeing him, recognizing him from previous pillages, wondering why he's entertaining this plain girl instead.
"Do you like it?"
He asked in her ear sending shivers up her spine.
Kouga growled louder.
Kagome just smiled and cleared her throat…as well as her thoughts. Not too bad of thoughts!
Inuyasha gave the merchants money and put the necklace on Kagome, making her tremble on purpose by breathing on her neck and whispering in her ear.
"Here you go… It's yours"
Kagome wondered where he got the money, but realized he probably had a lot from the last pillage and the money already on the Baryon's ship. She also looked up to see men replacing their sails (remember they had to use their clothes to patch it?). The She noticed Inuyasha with his nose in the air and asked,
"What is it?"
Kouga finally revealed himself.
"Hey! Inu-Koro! Over here!"
Inuyasha started to growl like a dog.
"What are you doing here you wimpy wolf?"
Kagome hid behind Inuyasha, grabbing onto his coat.
"I'm here for revenge and my women!"
Inuyasha held Kagome against him and barked,
"She's not yours!"
Kouga looked at Kagome's angry, but scared look. Kouga looked concerned and asked,
"Kagome, my dear, has this Inu-koro done anything to harm you?"
Kagome forced a smile on her face and said,
"No, I'm fine Kouga-kun."
They both had confused looks on their faces. Inuyasha for her calling him "kun" and Kouga for his status dropping from "sama" to "kun". It kind of hurt him really. Inuyasha held her tighter, growling louder. The people around surrounded at a distance.
"Stay away from her! You can't have her. And I want the map back!"
Kouga stood with a cocky smile.
"Why don't we trade? Kagome for the map?"
Both Inuyasha and Kagome growled and yelled,
Kouga got in attack form.
"Then I'll have to take her by force!"
Inuyasha shoved Kagome behind him and drew Tetsuaiga, making the crowd gasp.
"Not in this lifetime you wimpy wolf!"
But then Kouga said something that really got Inuyasha going. Kouga yelled to Kagome,
"You are still pure right? I only like virgins."
Kagome growled at him then Inuyasha growled,
And lunged at him,
"You are going to regret even meeting her!"
Then Kouga lunged for him while saying,
"Life without Kagome is worse then death!"
Inuyasha yelled, forgetting about Kagome's presents.
"That's my line, bastard!"
Kagome all of a sudden had tears running from her eyes and whispered,
"He really thinks that?"
She didn't know whether be happy or depressed. Inuyasha smelt saline. He mentally slapped himself, and knocked Kouga against the wall. He looked over at the docks to spot Kouga's ship. I looked pathetic! He looked back at Kagome with a helpless look on his face and leaped for Kouga's ship to get the map. People stared at her, a girl saying,
"They are fighting for hand of this plain girl?"
Kagome gave a frustrated smile (Picture the smile from episode 82, when Inuyasha was bugging her while she was studying). But her head was still swimming with his words.
The fight started to get very serious on the ship. Kouga had grabbed his musket and was shooting at Inuyasha, who quickly dodges the exploding pellets. Inuyasha kept slicing toward him with Tetsuaiga, but he too was fast. They were bounced around the ship like rubber balls. Of the masts, sails, banisters, the helm, they chased eachother. Kouga stopped him and said.
"You can't have the map, or Kagome! Kagome was meant for me!"
Then he said,
"You don't know anything about her! When's her birthday? Where is she from? What's her favorite color, food, sea shanty? You know nothing about her!"
Kouga looked puzzled and yelled,
"And I suppose you do?"
Inuyasha smiled with pride.
"Yes, as a matter of a fact I do!"
Kouga then yelled,
"I love her! I don't have to know trivial things to know that?"
"But she doesn't love you!"
Then Kouga said in a snobby voice,
"Oh! So she's confessed her love to you?"
That hit Inuyasha hard. His hurt face turned into determination.
"Enough with this!"
Inuyasha yelled as he dove into the captain's quarters, where the map was spread out on the table. He grabbed it and bounded out and over Kouga. Kouga shot him in the arm, which hurt like hell, but didn't stop him. He bounded off of the ship and onto the mainland. Kagome ran up to him when she saw him kneel and holding his arm.
"Stand back Kagome!"
Kouga yelled to her, aiming his musket at Inuyasha. She stood in front of him, spread eagle and yelled,
"No, Kouga-kun! I won't let you kill him!"
Kouga smile, jumped in front of her, taking her hands and said,
"Kagome, my dear, you don't have to protect this monster. But to show such devotion is…is…"
Inuyasha sheathed Tetsuaiga and grabbed Kagome out of Kouga's grip, and then he grabbed Kouga by the collar, raising him up.
"Stay away from Kagome!"
Kouga smiled and said,
"Inu-Koro, what makes you think you can stop me?"
The smile Inuyasha gave would have sent the Devil himself running for cover. Inuyasha slammed hung Kouga on a tree branch like a jacket on a hook by his vest. Inuyasha yelled him by the throat. He gagged out,
"Why don't you just kill me?"
"Keh! I would, but killing you in front of Kagome isn't right."
Inuyasha let him go. Kouga struggled, swinging himself, cursing.
"Hey! Wimpy Wolf! Don't use such profanities in a lady's presence!
Inuyasha yelled, winking at Kagome. She looked away, smiling and blushing. Some of the townspeople chuckled. Inuyasha started to walk away when Kouga yelled.
"This isn't over Inu-koro! I will get my women and my map back!"
Inuyasha smiled that same evil smile, Kagome shivered. Inuyasha turned around and asked.
"Is that so?"
Kouga then yelled.
"Baka Inu-koro! You will see me again! I guarantee it!"
The townspeople and Kagome gasped as Inuyasha drew Tetsuaiga.
Inuyasha walked up to the struggling Kouga.
"Well, you wimpy wolf, how can you do it without a ship?"
Kouga suddenly when pale.
Inuyasha faced Kouga's ship and yelled at the top of his lungs,
"Kaze no Kizu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Kouga watched in horror as 3 yellow striped raced for his ship. In a glow of yellow light, Kouga's ship almost completely disintegrated. The townspeople stood silent. Kouga was in shock.
Inuyasha sheathed Tetsuaiga.
"Serves you right BAKA!"
Once again he turned around to join Kagome, but Kouga started to yell, cursing merciless. Inuyasha turned and smacked him. Kouga stared at him. Inuyasha growled.
"What did I say about cursing in front of Kagome?"
"Since when did you f***ing care?"
"What the f…"
Kouga growled. Inuyasha then asked,
"Are you done?"
Kouga just growled.
Inuyasha joined Kagome. Kouga started up again. Inuyasha growled and reached for Tetsuaiga, but Kagome grabbed his hand and said,
"Just let the poor creature be." Inuyasha smiled and turned to Kouga. Thinking that Kagome wasn't paying attention, he mouthed,
"Baka! Baka baka baka baka baka baka baka baka… ITA!!!"
He looked to see Kagome's angry face. Inuyasha smiled. Kouga just yelled for them as Kagome hopped onto Inuyasha back and they leaped off back to the ship.
Kagome stood at the helm, keeping her eyes on the compass, but still thinking about what Inuyasha said at his duel with Kouga. About how to him, death was better then living without her. She felt bad.
`He feels so strongly about this!'
She for a moment thought about living without Inuyasha. She pictured him sailing off without her, never to see her again. She felt the same way.
`I can't do this? Why did I have to fall in love with him of all people?!'
She knew it was too late. Finally she looked up and put a hand on her heart,
"Dearest Kami-sama (God),"
She whispered under her breath,
"Please let this all work out. I pray for… you know what's on my heart. Please guide me. I want to stay with Inuyasha. Please, if it be your will, that I stay with him! Please Shu-sama (Lord)! I pray this more than any prayer for myself. Let it be your will. I love you. Amen".
Kagome had always relied on God since she was little. She always talked to Him. When she was a prisoner, she knew she could find comfort in Him. But she also knew she had to be alert. God can answer prayers directly, but most of the time, He sets up paths, or choices. You have to be alert and watch for the signs or you will miss the chance to go down the right path to your answered prayer (A/N: I know this from experience.) She sighed and stared out onto the open sea.
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