My Mistake

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Kagome's P.O.V.

I ran towards the well when Kikyo grabbed his arm. I mentally thanked her for helping me out. As I was running though, I thought about where I was heading and where I should go instead. I knew Inuyasha would try to come get me if I went home so I had to find a new place to stay. I stayed in the fudel era but instead of going back to the village, I ran toward the forest of no return. Because of Inuyasha's keen sense of smell, I had to find a way to mask my scent, otherwise, Inuyasha would sniff me out, follow my scent, and find me so he could talk to me. I couldn't have that. So I found some herbs that smelled really bad and rubbed the all over my body.

After about 2 hours of traveling, I stumbled upon a dry cave with nothing in it other than a big flat rock which later on became my bed. I remembered an old survival trick my mom had taught me for if I got lost and couldn't find warmth. I went outside and gathered as much grass as I could before the sun set. I had found a small amount of wood earlier in the day and made a small fire with it. Then I began weaving the grass together which formed an oddly shaped blanked. Finally, I used the last of the grass to form a small pillow. My new bed was cold and hard but at least Inuyasha could live happily with Kikyo and without me there to burden him. Thinking about Inuyasha made me upset so I pushed the thought to the back of my mind and focused on the dancing flames of the fire. Doing so relaxed me and I gently drifted off to sleep.

Inuyasha's P.O.V.

I went to the bone eaters well where I thought I would find Kagome only to find that she was nowhere in sight. I picked up her scent coming from the other direction and wondered where she would've gone. 'If she didn't go home and she didn't go to the village than where could she have gone? I have GOT to find her before she get herself into trouble, gets hurt, or worse..... killed! Kagome you'd better be safe!'

I began running towards the direction of Kagome's scent. About 2 miles later her scent vanished and was replaced by a smell that made my nose burn. It smelled awful! I couldn't identify what it was but it didn't matter, so I continued running toward the direction of where the scent was coming from before it disappeared I ran for another hour until finally I smelled smoke from a fire and fresh cut grass. I followed the scent of the smoke praying Kagome would be safe and sound where the fire was at.

Narrator

When he finally arrived he saw her curled into a ball, freezing cold, under what looked to be a very itchy grass blanket. He was glad she was alive and wanted to help her but he was afraid of how she would react to him when she woke up. He wanted her to be safe though so he ignored the consequences that might be there when she woke up. He took off his robe of the fire rat, took the grass blanket off of her, set her in his lap, wrapped her up in the robe, and let her sleep there. He watched her sleep for a while and tried to keep his eyes open, but Kagome calmed him. He too found himself struggling to keep his eyes open and slowly drifted to sleep.

Inuyasha's P.O.V.

When I woke up, Kagome was still asleep in my arms. It made me happy to know I kept her safe through the night. I continued to sit there, letting her sleep in my arms. She rolled over in my arms and put her face into my chest. She whispered my name under her breath. Her face looked sad and frail. I'm surprised my hard, speeding heart didn't wake her. She stayed pressed into my body until the sun rose in the morning.

When she woke up, it took her a few moments to realize what was going on. I could see that she was confused but when she realized that it was my kimono she was wrapped up in, she looked around in a panic trying to find me in the cave. She then looked toward my chest and followed it up to my neck and face where she stopped dead on my eyes. I saw the confusion leave her eyes and hurt, pain, and sadness take its place.

She tried to run away but I stopped her and tried to calm her. She looked at me with pain and tears in her eyes. As she was jerking and kicking around she was screaming,"Let me go! Let me go! Get away!" She continued to scream and finally she screamed something that killed me inside. While she was still kicking she screamed,"Let me go! I hate you! I hate you! I never want to see you again! Get away!" I quickly let her and stood still, hurt and stunned by the words that had just slipped her lips. The final thing I saw of her was her back as she ran away from the cave leaving everything, including my robe, behind. After she was gone and I couldn't see or hear her anymore, I let the tears build up in my eyes and begin to flow down my cheeks. My heart felt like it was breaking over and over again.

At first I didn't realize why it hurt me so bad, but then it hit me. I was in love with her. In the time that we'd known each other I hadn't realized that I had grown to love her. 'If I knew it was going to hurt this bad I never would have come to get her. I wish I'd never even met Kagome because then this wouldn't be happening to me but then I wouldn't have such great friends. Miroku, Sango, Shippo, I met all of them through Kagome. She stood with me through everything and yet, I hurt her. I thought I was the only one hurting because of Kikyo. Turns out, I wasn't. I had a new job. My duty was to protect Kagome, but this time, she needs protection from me.

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