InuYasha Fan Fiction ❯ Kagome and the Pirate Captain, The Silver Hanyou (old version) ❯ The Ball ( Chapter 16 )
A/N: I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo Mad! I missed Inuyasha! I dozed off during Futurama and woke up at 11:27 (central, Inuyasha's on at 11 here). I'm soooooooooo pissed and it's 1am and I got a tummy ache, and don't be surprised if starting next chapter, that my updates will be in the afternoon. I'm trying everyday, but I am a housewife/ mom so it can get sorta busy- but let's get on with the story **boogies to her Aerosmith winamp playlist** yah, they rock!-
Chapter 16: The Ball
Because Kagome had Sango leave for the ship early without her, Kagome's mother helped her into her beautiful, regal, lavender ballroom gown that had silver silk trimming and abalone (The rainbowy shell inside mulesk shells)beadwork. It had a large hoop skirt, so she felt like a bell. Her mother stayed silent while tending to her daughter, but then she broke the silence as she tightened the back of Kagome's dress,
"I missed you a lot, you know."
The tone in her voice broke Kagome's heart.
"I missed you too, Mama."
Her mother talked gently as she wanted to know what her daughter was thinking.
"Then why do you want to leave? Don't you love us?"
Kagome tuned around and took her mother's hands,
"Mama, Of course I do! I love all of you, though I need to pray about forgiving Papa."
Her mother understood that, but Kagome was a very forgiving person and didn't worry. Kagome continued,
"But I found someone who needs me. He's had a hard life and I'm the person he looks too for comfort. He needs me Mama."
"Kagome, Dear, this is out of my hands. I can't do anything about it. This whole pre-arranged marriage situation is your father's idea. I can't help you. I wish I could…"
"It's alright, Mama. I just have to put it in God's hands I guess"
She turned around and let her mother finished getting her ready.
Inuyasha sat outside the town. Miroku already had taken Sango out to the ship.
`Lucky bastard.' He thought.
He began too get fidgety when he noticed his sense of smell all of a sudden, but he passed it off as stress, but then his hearing was fading slightly. Then it accourded to him.
"It's tonight! I forgot"
Then he looked to the west,
"Dammit! It's almost sunset! Why now? Why tonight? How will I get her now?"
Then he heard a few men nearby. He quietly got closer to hear the conversation.
"Thera's gowin to be a ball? Tonight?"
A lower classed man asked in a thick Cokney accent.
"Yah, that's right. All the upper crest snobs are going to attend."
Another lower class man replied in a milder accent.
"What's the occasion?"
"How the hell should I know? Com'on, mate! I'll buy ya a pint!"
The men walked away still talking about the uselessness of lazy, rich people.
"A ball, huh?"
"I'm comin to get ya, Kagome, my love!"
Note: Great BG music for the ballroom dancing scene: Yanni- Until the Last Moment (also my inspirational song for the scene)
Kagome entered the island's grand ballroom. Men stared and gasped. Kagome had the most elaborate dress there. And her hair was well done too (Imagine Sarah's hairstyle in the movie "The Labrynth" with David Bowie, during the "ball room" scene)She blushed and was feeling a little over dressed. A 20 piece orchestra was playing a happy waltz that about 60 people in the middle of the room danced too. She loved ballroom dancing and the atmosphere, but this time she felt awfully out of place.
"Ah, m'lady, you look radiant this evening."
She heard the voice of the last person she wanted to see.
`God, please help me! Sango's not here to rescue me!'
Naraku took her hand and kissed it, then he put the other on her back and began to gentley push her,
"Let's go dance, shall we?"
Kagome plastered on a fake smile. He took her into the middle of the dance floor and pressed her hard against him before getting into the proper waltzing position. Kagome almost fainted from the stress of having to dance with this scumbag and finding out who her chosen husband was, but why worry? She'd be gone by tonight anyway. As she expected, Naraku filled up her dance card. She shivered at the thought of having to dance with him all evening.
"Are you cold, my dear?"
Kagome thought quickly,
`Eww! He just called me dear!'
Then quickly shook her head,
"No, just caught a draft, but I'll be fine. Thank you!"
Then Naraku smiled at her. Not an "I'm glad" smile, but there was something but something else. Something she didn't like. But she also wasn't aware of the new person that entered the room looking for her. He scanned through the crowd for her. Kagome didn't even even suspect but she also watched the clock for it to come close to 12. it was only 9:30. She prayed to God to make the time go faster. Then man with a green suite stop them dancing,
"Exscuse me, Gov Naraku?"
"What is it?"
Kagome jumped as he snapped.
"Lord Sesshomaru wants to see you."
"Tell him I'm busy!"
Naraku sighed and growled,
"This better be important!."
Then he turned to Kagome, caressing her cheek, moving his thumb over her cheek bone,
"I'll be back soon, M'lady. Wait for me."
He said almost as a command. It took all of Kagome's being not to bite his hand and spit in his face. Finally he left her standing in the middle of the dance floor, not knowing she caught the eyes of her admirer. He could barely breath she looked so beautiful. He began to tremble a bit , but made his way through the crowd. Kagome was looking around when someone grabbed her shoulder,
"Excuse me, Miss…"
she slowly turned around to a figure in a recognizable suite, and long black hair to the small of his back, but her eyes widened and shimmered as she looked into the man's deep brown eyes.
"May I have his dance?"
He asked in a soft voice. She couldn't breathe. All he got out of her was a small,
He smiled looking into her surprised eyes. Finally she found her voice and gave a small smile.
"But, My dance card is all full!"
She said as she held up her wrist. He opened it to see Naraku's name on all the lines. His eye brows furrowed, but then he smiled at Kagome. He took the writing lead and crossed out Naraku's name 5 times, writing his name.
She whispered as she read the name. He smiled at her, touching her face, then hair. She hadn't felt this way since their first romantic encounter at the Pirate's Cove.
"You look so beautiful, words can't describe it."
His voice was way smoother then before.
Kagome glushed and hid her face. Inuyasha took her chin and had her face him. She still looked at him with wonder. He looked…human!
"How?" Kagome quietly asked.
"When there is no moon in the sky, I loose my youkai blood. Hanyous once a month change into human for a night. I will be back too normal at sunrise."
She remained silent and he caressed her face. She just stared at him. He had that passionate look on his face. He took her in his arms and positioned himself to dance. The next waltz started and they began to dance. They stared at eachother, barely blinking. It almost seemed like they were in their own world. He spun her around in her beautiful dress. He couldn't take his eyes off of her. He drew her in closer. People began to stare at the entranced couple. They made the atmosphere more romantic and other couples got closer. But neither Kagome, nor Inuyasha even noticed. They were in a world of their own. Kagome thought,
`Is this happening? It seems like a sweet, sweet dream! Inuyasha is here and he's human? He's so handsome! He has to be the best looking man here, but…but…Oh I have to tell him! Not now… when we are alone.'
Inuyasha had his own thought.
`I can't believe this! I'm dancing at a ball with the woman I love more then the world. And soon she will be with me. Forever."
They danced for 4 songs, then when the fifth one began, Kagome saw Naraku coming towards them.
"Inuyasha, meet me outside in a few minutes, please. I know you'll start a fight."
"Just do it, please!"
Inuyasha glared at Naraku before leaving. Naraku didn't notice, but he walked up to her,
"Who was that?"
He asked in a low, billowy voice. Kagome smile,
"And old friend of mine. It's been forever since I've seen him!"
She had to lie, but it was not like her too, but she wanted Inuyasha safe. Naraku grabbed her dance card.
"He crossed out my name 5 times… And you let him do this?"
Kagome began to sweat. Naraku silently took her out to the dance floor. After just a few minutes, Kagome pulled away and said,
"Excuse me, I have to use the Washroom, please excuse me."
"As you wish, but return to me quickly, My Lady"
Kagome smiled as she lifted her skirt to hurry outside.
Inuyasha waited outside. It was a chilly night. All he could think about was midnight, when she'd be his forever. He felt butterflies in his stomach. He heard the door open. Kagome stepped outside and looked around.
Suddenly she felt someone grab her and drag her in the dark on the side of the building, before she knew it, warm moist lips aggressively took hers. She yipped. Inuyasha backed away with his arms still around her.
He began the passionate kissing again. She fell into it. She was able to kiss him without fear of getting cut by his fangs. Finally after at least 5 minutes of fast, deep kissing, they sat on a bench beside a tree. Inuyasha had her hands in his. She placed her head on his shoulder and sighed,
"Why can't we just leave now? Why do we have to wait till midnight now? You are here now, let's just go."
Inuyasha was surprised as her determination. He felt happy she wanted to be with him and him only.
Kagome sat up to meet his eyes.
She slowly came up to his lips. She felt his breathe get shorter and faster.
"What?" He asked in a whisper, tickling her lips.
Ha man yelled out of the door. Kagome and Inuyasha flew apart.
"Lady Kagome!" The man yelled again.
"Coming!" She yelled, almost in tears.
She got up, Inuyasha grabbed her.
Kagome bent down and caressed his cheek.
"I'm sorry, I'll meet you at the cove a midnight."
"Let's just go! Kagome?"
"I have to try not to raise any suspition so early while everyone is looking for me. We'll get caught, just please…"
She kissed his soft lips and hurried off. He cursed under his breath.
"She was about to say it! Dammit!"
He kicked the sand. But he felt the anticipaitine in his stomach. Midnight was only about a half hour away. He couldn't wait till they would leave this stupid place, then search for the Shikon no Tama. After he found it, he would make his wish.
Kagome went back into the ballroom and got grabbed by her father.
"Como'on dear, It's time to meet your future husband."
Kagome tried to resist, but her father dragged her up onto the podium.
"Atenttion! May I have everybody's attention!"
Her father yelled. Everybody quieted down. Her father started a speech about Kagome, who was red as a beet.
Sesshomaru whispered something to Sesshomaru. Kagome didn't like the look on his face, but her attention got drawn to her father when he said.
"Now I would like tell you about her engadgement."
Everyone clapped for a short time. Kagome was shaking. Who the heck was this guy her father expected her to marry.
"Come on up here, Angel."
Kagome slowly stepped up in front of the staring crowd. She could barely breath.
Her father took her hand and placed in another man's hand. She looked up and went pale.
"Hello, My love." Naraku swooned.
Kagome began to black out.
`No! Don't Don't faint! Please!"
But it was too late. She crumpled into a ball onto the ground. Naraku swiftly picked her up as people were gasping and exclaiming expressions of worry.
"Don't worry, Higurashi-sama. She'll be okay"
Mr. Higurashi looked as his unconscience daughter being held by her future husband.
"What do you suppose caused that?"
"She's been under a lot of stress and is probably tired. I'll go lay her down."
Finally after Naraku left with Kagome, the ball continued.
Naraku took her to her family's home. Nobody was home of course. He laid her on the couch and studied her every feature. Not only out of infatuation, but he had other plans.
Inuyasha paced at the cove. Miroku was approaching shore with the row boat. Miroku had a nice romantic day with Sango. He was very very happy, but then he heard something behind him. He looked to see horses, men and torches head for the cove.
"Oh No!" He said under his breath..
Meanwhile Inuyasha was growing restless, but his heart fluttered when he heard something behind him.
"I'm not afraid not, brother."
He heard a menacing voice raise from the dark.
Then an assortment of authorites came threw the trees.
"Oh S***!" He exclaimed as he took of into the jungle, his brother and the others on his trail. Even not being a hanyou, he was fast and agile. He jumped logs and swung from branch to branch when needed. He headed toward town. He needed to find Kagome and get out of there. He made it to the ports till something hit his foot. He fell, his foot stinging and getting sore. Someone had shot his foot! Before he knew it, 3 men were on him. He couldn't escape. They pulled his hair and pinned him. After cuffing him, They held him up. Sesshomaru starred down at him.
"I knew you'd have a weakness. I thought all hanyous knew better then too go into public when they loose their youkai blood. Are you really that dumb?"
Inuyasha growled at him,
"How did you know, you bastard?"
"I had some help."
Inuyasha's face softened when Kagome came into view. She walked tall and proud.
"Kagome? Kagome! Help me!"
She snapped. Inuyasha felt his heart stop for a few seconds.
Kagome came towards him and kneeled in front of him.
"Kagome, what's wrong with you? What have they don't to you?"
"Oh? You think it was their doing? No. I told you I told the General that I'd help catch you."
"But you were trying to get me to e…"
"You are too predictable. I knew that you were a love-sick puppy that follows it's master around. You were about to go anywhere I go."
"Kagome, This doesn't sound like you! What happened? You…"
"You put me through living hell and expect me to fall in love with you? Please…"
Inuyasha didn't know what to think. Why would Kagome help catch him. Something wasn't right.
"Kagome. That's not right! I love you! Youv'e helped me more then you'd ever know!"
"It was all just to urne your trust."
She got face-to-face with him.
"Let's get this right, Okay? You kidnapped me, treated me like a slave and abused me, then you put me through living hell. To be forward **echoes in his head** I hate you and I never want to see you again! Now go and DIE!**end of echoe**
Inuyasha heard his heart break. Did he really just hear Kagome say those things?
"Kagome?" The name slipped out of his mouth.
"Please, just don't even say my name!"
Inuyasha shook his head quickly and yelled,
"What the Hell, Kagome!?"
He got smacked on the back of the head.
"Don't talk to a lady like that!"
The Kagome said before walking off,
"Inuyasha, I hate and despise you. Everything I ever said or did was just an act so While I was still your captive, you wouldn't put me through hard labor! I'm not a mule! I'm a Lady of the Royal court! How dare you! Just go and die!"
With that she walked away.Inuyasha began to yell,
"Kagome! Get the f*** back here! Who the hell do you think you are! Kagome! You…"
"Shut-up!" One of the men said as he hit Inuyasha on the back of the head. He blacked-un conscience
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A/N: Muhhahahahahahahah. I'm just evil,lol. I promise the next chapter will be up either tomorrow or Firday, okay? But anyway.
WHO KNEW INUYASHA COULD SING! Well His voice actor, Kappei Yamaguchi, anyway. When I heard that he sings I was like, "Probably sounds funny." Because after hearing Inuyasha yell and scream with that gurgle/gacking sound, the last thing that came to mind was singing but….
BOY WAS I WRONG! I downloaded "Predilection" from the Gravitaion Sound track after I saw someone say it was a cool song and OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH yah! This song kicks serious butt! I can't stop playing it! By the time of writing this, it's probably round 50, LOL.
But Yamaguchi-san has the best Japanese male singing voice I've ever heard! A lot of Japanese Male singers have this thing of using too much vibrato (I sooooooooooooooo cannot stand over use of Vibrato! Major ICK!! Sorry Gackt! I still love you!) and their voices go all over the place! But Yamaguchi-san's singing voice is flawless! He doesn't overdue it but there is tons of feeling! It's smooth and kinda sexy. LOL. You really can't tell he's Inuyasha's Seiyuu when he's singing, but in the song I'm listening too, you can catch a little Inu-chan when he says "Protection" and "Predilection". I'm trying to find more songs. I know he's sung A LOT from tons of animes and he even has a few solo albums. But yah,. Kappei Yamaguchi Rocks!
Sorry guys, I'm in a hurry so no Reviwers Reply this time. Forgive me!