One More Chance
Age Rating: 10 +
"No! I don't like ramen!" Inuyasha shouted.
"Um... yes you do..." Kagome corrected.
"Well, I don't anymore! I like beer and wine."
"Uh huh..." Inuyasha sure had changed a lot lately. At least that's how Kagome saw it, apparently Sango, Miroku and Shippou hadn't noticed, but they'd changed a lot too...
"Hiiii!"Sango dizzily stumbled over to Inuyasha with an almost empty wine bottle in hand, closely followed by Miroku. He had huge dark bags under his eyes and was holding his head.
"Ow! My head! It throbs!" he cried in pain, and Kagome thought with frustration, 'Ugh! He has ANOTHER hangover! One of these days I'm going to just go home and never come back!'
The sound of something breaking pulled Kagome forcefully out of her thoughts and she snapped back to reality finding that Sango had smashed her wine bottle over Miroku's head.
"Ugh! I've had it! I'm going back home, don't expect me to come back - EVER!" Kagome screamed in frustration as she stomped off to the well. She took one last look around the feudal forest before jumping into the deep well that took her home.
She reached the top of the well again and found herself in the dark shrine that her family protected. Kagome didn't look back as she exited the shrine to see if anyone had followed her like she usually did.
"Ugh! I hate them, and I'm never going back!" she yelled to no one in particular. Then her conscience kicked in, 'What am I saying? Do I really hate them?' "Yes, I do," she stubbornly answered herself as she stomped up to her room, 'I hate them, I hate them, I hate them, *slam* I hate them, I hate them~'
"Do you really, dear?" Kagome was surprised to see three full sized people with fairy wings standing in front of her.
"Yes, I do," she answered, "I wish I'd never met them."
"You'd better be careful what you wish for, dear," a grey haired lady dressed in a deep green dress and hat shook a finger in the younger girls nose.
"Get your hand out of my face, and just leave me alone, will you?"
"Hm, alright, if you insist, but beware of the dire consequences!" the one in blue warned.
"Come Fawna, Merryweather!" the fairy in pink directed and Kagome watched them turn to pink, green and blue dots and fly out the open window.
"Apparently she doesn't want our help!" Flora continued loudly in the night air.
"Okaaayyy then," Kagome shrugged off the matter and flopped down on her bed. She was asleep in no less than five minutes.
"I've warned you, Kagome. If you don't go back to Inuyasha now you'll get your wish," the fairy in pink warned Kagome over and over as Kagome looked wildly around, not knowing where she was or who they were.
"No! I won't go back to Inuyasha! Beasides, this is just a dream! It's not real!" Kagome screamed. She'd had this dream every night now for a week, each one different but similar.
She sat up in her bed and look at her alarm clock. 2:30 am. Kagome sighed in thought before going back to sleep.
She was on solid ground this time, in a dark house. It smelled of garbage and the furniture was torn and stained. Kagome was sitting in an old armchair, and this time the blue fairy, Merryweather, was there.She smiled despite the depressing scene.
"Kagome," she said, "this is your last warning. If you don't go back and see Inuyasha now you wish will be fulfilled and you won't get another chance."
"What wish?" Kagome sounded dull and dreary, as if she didn't care.
Just then the room and the fairy began fading away, saying, "This is your last chance, last chance, go back..." and then they were gone, and Kagome fell into darkness, feeling closed in with nowhere to go. A sudden ringing filled her head, and Kagome sat up and turned to her ringing alarm clock. She hit it briefly before having a shower and getting dressed.
That night Kagome didn't dream, it was just black. For the most part she slept soundly but she was tossing and turning in her sleep and kept everyone else awake with her moaning.
The next morning she went downstairs, telling her Mother that she was going to the feudal era.
"How do you expect to get to the feudal era?" her Mother looked puzzled.
"Huh" You know Mom... through the well..." Kagome looked confused at her Mothers response.
"This is weird, oh well, I'll just go to the well, then..."
Kagome jumped down the well only to hit the hard dirt bottom. Rubbing her back, she looked up, then felt around her neck for the jewel shards - they weren't there! Kagome began to panic, looking around, pinching herself to wake up from this dream she must have been having, but all that happened was that her wrist hurt and turned a deep shade of crimson.
Twenty years later, an older Kagome recalled upon this time in her youth as she did every day, then she started to cry. Her life was a failure. She lived in a dark house. It smelled of garbage and the furniture was torn and stained. She didn't have a job, and had no friends.
Every night she had the same dream. The fairy in blue would chat with her solemnly and tell her she couldn't go back. Every night Kagome woke up crying, and she thought over and over, 'Why can't I go back? I don't even have proof I knew Inuyasha... I wish this would just end...'
One night her wish came true as a dark fairy wearing a black shawl swept over Kagome's house. She never woke up from her sleep that night...
*note* In case you're wondering, the people from the fairy tale are Flora, Fawna, and Merryweather from sleeping beauty.