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The Last Night by Shadowkat83

Wide Awake

A/N: And here's part two of my three part song-fic. This part is written with the song “Wide Awake” and the third part is with the song “Stronger”. Hope you enjoy the fic. BTW, I do not own the songs or the lyrics they all belong to their respectful owners

Chapter II

Wide Awake

I'm wide awake

I'm wide awake

 

I'm wide awake

Yeah, I was in the dark

I was falling hard

With an open heart

I'm wide awake

How did I read the stars so wrong?

 

            Inuyasha stood shock still as he stared in the direction that Kagome had fled. The words she had said before she ran off still rang in his head.

(Flashback)

 

            Kagome stood in front of her one time love with tears streaming down her face. But Inuyasha's expression held no sympathy and remains hardened against her tears. “Fine if that's the way you feel, then I'll leave. I'm sick and tired of the way I've been treated anyway! You all think I'm so useless now that you have Kikyo around, and then you won't miss me when you realize how much you really do need me! And still even then I won't return!” Kagome paused in her rant to catch her breath. “I'm tired of being compared to her! I'm tired of being called weak and useless! I'm tired of being pushed aside and not thought of! And most of all I'm tired of being worthless in your eyes!” And with her piece being said Kagome grabbed her cloak and headed into the forest, headless of her name being called out by Sango and Shippo.

(End flashback)

            Inuyasha's ears were pinned to the back of his head as a worried and pissed of Sango approached him. Sango stopped in front of Inuyasha and just looked at him. Then she said, her voice soft, “How could you? How could you be so thoughtless? You know how she is. Her self-esteem is next to nothing since you've been ragging on her! Then you go and bring Kikyo here!” Sango stopped her rant and turned to the undead Miko, “And you are no better than he is! The only reason I'm even remaining here is to keep and eye on you two! Kagome wants alone time and I'm going to give it to her! Besides I'm not going to give you the chance to hurt her even more!”

 

I'm wide awake

And now it's clear to me

That everything you see

Ain't always what it seems

I'm wide awake

Yeah, I was dreaming for so long

            Shippo looked on as Sango lectured Inu-baka and the undead miko. He also wanted to say something but knew to keep his mouth shut, what he said would only make things worse. That was the last thing they needed at the moment, so Shippo decided to go and check up on Kagome instead. And with that thought in mind the little kitsune headed off into the forest, following his mama's scent.

I wish I knew then

What I know now

Wouldn't dive in

Wouldn't bow down

Gravity hurts

You made it so sweet

Till I woke up on

On the concrete

            Shippo paused in his tracking when the trail reached the path that lead to the river that ran through the Western Lands. But it wasn't the river or the hot spring that was close bye, that made him pause, but the scent of fresh blood; his mama's blood. His mama was hurt and badly by the scent of the blood. Shippo shifted from foot to foot trying to decide what to do. Should he continue on or go back to the others? Shippo then made up his mind and continued to follow Kagome's scent.

 

Falling from cloud 9

Crashing from the high

I'm letting go tonight

(Yeah I'm) Falling from cloud 9

            Shippo's trek through the forest came to a stop when he reached the hot spring and the rock, upon which the blood scent was the strongest. The kit stopped at the rock and sniffed the area carefully; there was another scent here as well. It was subtle but familiar. Shippo frowned in thought as he tried to process the scent. Then it hit him, Sesshomaru. The Daiyoukai was here recently. He must have been the one to take his mamma away. Shippo's frowned deepened as he tried to figure out why the Western Lord took his mamma away. Then he remembered the last time that they had run across the Daiyoukai;

 

I'm wide awake

Not losing any sleep

I picked up every piece

And landed on my feet

I'm wide awake

Need nothing to complete myself – nooohooo

(Flashback)

The Tachi had stopped for a rest, when a familiar aura had caressed their senses. The Lord of the West was heading towards them. None of them grew alarmed, except for Inuyasha. He still didn't like the fact that they ran into the Youkai lord as often as they did. But the demon lord appeared more often; maybe it was because of the little girl that followed the big Dai constantly. Rin had long ago become quite attached to Kagome, so when the two packs were in the same vicinity, they met up so the girls could chat and pick flowers.

Lord Sesshomaru would seat himself under a near-by tree and have Jaken keep and eye on the trio. Shippo himself would join the girls, and then the three of them would play the games that Kagome would teach. During the evening Kagome would sit next to the Dai and work on her homework, with occasional assistance from the big inu himself.

 

(End flashback)

I'm wide awake

Yeah, I am born again

Outta the lion's den

I don't have to pretend

And it's too late

The story's over now, the end

 

I wish I knew then

what I know now

wouldn’t dive in

wouldn’t bow down

Gravity hurts

you made it so sweet

Till I woke up on

on the concrete

 

            Shippo turned around and started back the way he came. The best thing he could do for his mama was to let her go with Sesshomaru without argument, besides the Daiyoukai would take better care of her than Inuyasha and Kikyo. Once she had a chance to heal then they could go and get her and travel together again; at least that was his thought. He just had to tell the others what had happened and hope that they agreed with him.

            A few minutes later he arrived at the campsite to find only Miroku, Sango, and Kirara there. “Where did Inu-baka and the undead miko go?” he asked once he arrived at the campsite.

            It was Miroku who answered him, “They headed into the forest shortly after we discovered you missing. Where did you go anyways?”

            “I went after mama, I was worried about her.” He answered. “And it was a good thing I did; there was blood all over the area. But mama wasn’t there.”

            Sango jumped to her feet in a panic at this, “blood? And what do you mean she wasn’t there? What happened? Explain everything, leave nothing out.”

             And so he did, “I had traced her scent to the hot spring, when I suddenly smelled blood. The scent was very strong, and it was mama’s scent. But when I got to the hot spring she wasn’t there. But I did happen to smell Lord Sesshomaru around the area as well. I think he took mama with him to heal her and find out what happened.” He concluded as everyone once more took their seats.

            “Lord Sesshomaru was in the area? Wonder why he was this close to our camp…” Miroku mused. “He only heads our way when Rin wants to visit and it’s been almost three weeks since their last visit.”

            “Do you think he was here to see Kagome?” Sango asked the question on everyone’s mind. “Or was he just in the area?”

            Neither of them answered. They didn’t know what was on the Youkai lord’s mind. Shippo shrugged, he didn’t know the answer, and all he knew was what he smelled at the hot spring. “What are we going to do now? Mama’s hurt and I think we should let her heal at Lord Sesshomaru’s shiro. That way Inu-baka can’t make it worse.”

            Miroku nodded, “that’s a good idea, Shippo. Kagome not only needs to heal from her physical wounds, but all of the emotional ones that Inuyasha and Kikyo have put her through. Traveling with Lord Sesshomaru and Rin might be just what she needs.”

            “So we’re not going after them?” Sango inquired, still upset with Inuyasha and his undead miko.

            Miroku shook his head, “Not right now. I’m sure we’ll run into them again. Besides Sesshomaru is going to want to confront Inuyasha about what happened to Kagome.”

            Shippo nodded, as he headed over to where Kagome left her backpack. In all of the commotion they had forgotten the real reason they stopped here in the first place; lunch. Sango followed him and grabbed a pot to go get some water to boil up the ramen. Miroku watched everyone for a moment before heading off to gather some firewood. He knew they were all worried about Kagome, but she will be find where she is at. He was more concerned about Inuyasha’s reaction to Kagome’s whereabouts.

Falling from cloud 9

Crashing from the high

I'm letting go tonight (yeah, I'm letting go)

I'm Falling from cloud 9

Thunder rumbling

Castles crumbling

I am trying to hold on

God knows that I tried

Seeing the bright side

But I'm not blind anymore...

I'm wide awake

I'm wide awake

            Inuyasha sighed as he and Kikyo made their way back towards their temporary camp. He left camp to think   about what Kagome had told him. Was he seriously treating her that badly? He didn’t think so, Kikyo could put up with his behavior without a comment; so why couldn’t the rest of them. Besides it was all true. Everything he told her; she wasn’t as good as a miko as Kikyo, hell she couldn’t even use her powers except when she needed to use her arrows. Kikyo was trained to use her powers when she needed to, she was better at shooting arrows too and she could probably locate the shards faster, too. As far as he was concerned they didn’t need Kagome as long as Kikyo traveled with them; but Kikyo wouldn’t travel with him as long as Kagome stayed in this time.

            So Inuyasha need to find a way to send Kagome home and keep her there. She was a burden to the whole group, no one else just wanted to tell her, but they were all thinking it. He just told her what was on everyone’s mind. With everything sorted out in his mind, Inuyasha continued on his way back to camp to tell everyone of his decision.

Yeah, I'm Falling from cloud 9

Crashing from the high

You know I'm letting go tonight

I'm Falling from cloud 9

I'm wide awake

I'm wide awake

I'm wide awake

I'm wide awake

I'm wide awake

            Inuyasha arrived at camp to find everyone having lunch, but Kagome was nowhere in sight. “Hasn’t that lazy bitch returned yet?” he bit out, startling the group.

            Sango jumped to her feet at that comment ready to defend her sister, “you have no right to just walk into this camp and say such a thing! You just have to say something like that? Why can’t you just treat her like a person? Do you have no feelings at all? Are you really that much of a heartless monster?!”

            Inuyasha immediately bristled at those comments and snapped back, “Why the hell would I have feelings for a lazy bitch like that? She’s a burden with no talents and no figure! She can’t do a damn thing right, much less defend herself! We have to do everything for that whiny cry-baby! I hope to hell she never shows her ugly face around here again!”

            “Well thanks to you she just might never return. You’ve pushed her too far this time, Inuyasha! Shippo went looking for her and found out that she had tried to kill herself because of you! And if it hadn’t been for your brother she might have succeeded!” Sango snapped back, totally disgusted with his attitude. And with that parting remark, Sango gathered her things and Kagome’s and headed off into the forest, with Shippo right behind her.

            Miroku stood to leave as well, but before he followed he addressed Inuyasha, “If your goal was to get Kagome to leave permanently, you went too far. You made a rash decision Inuyasha and I hope you are prepared for the consequences. Because I do believe that once she is healed she will remain at your brother’s side.” With that said he gathered up his staff and Kirara and headed after Sango and Shippo, leaving a stunned and suddenly remorseful Inuyasha alone in the empty campsite.

            Inuyasha remained standing where he was for a long time after everyone else had left. He never thought that the dimwitted girl would actually try to kill herself because of what he said. He figured she would bawl her eyes out and then demand to go home, like always. Never would he have thought that things would turn out this way.

Words: 2, 187 including lyrics, wow I think that’s a new record for me.

A/N: and that’s it for this chapter. Stay tuned for the conclusion; Stronger.

 

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