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Unforeseen by Chie

Afraid

Rating: M

Universe: Canon (divergence)

Genre: Drama, Romance.

Summary: She never expected to gain anything from a simple request born out of fear, from a single moment of selfishness.

Disclaimer: Inuyasha and its characters belong to Takahashi Rumiko-sensei. I am but a fan, writing for other fans, for no profit.

Chie: The scenes just started to flow into my head out of the blue and I needed to get them out. What I started to write was a oneshot, but when I was half-way through I realised that the story would work even better if published as a drabble series.

The chapters will generally be between 100 and 300 words, but if they seem uneven, just keep in mind that this story was originally a 6,000 words long oneshot which I edited into drabbles afterwards. 

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Afraid

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Kagome had not wanted to die. Not yet. Not so young and inexperienced.

Fear.

That was what all it boiled down to in the end.

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Their company – Inuyasha, Miroku, Sango, Kirara and him – had been close on Naraku’s tail for weeks. Any day now, they would finally catch up with their nemesis. Any day now, they would finally take up their arms and unleash their wrath.

And she was afraid. The fear was ever present, it weighed on her shoulders, it whispered in her ear, it twisted her guts and squeezed at her heart.

The fear made even breathing painful to her, and she could not bear it.

Any day now… she could die.

She was still so young! There was still so much for her to see, to do! There was still so much life to live, hers had barely begun! It was so unfair that the fates had dragged her into this mess, this noble quest that would soon reach its very epitome in the form of the final battle. A battle fought to death.

And she was the weakest link. Her holy powers were formidable, but raw, untrained. In a battle she hardly ever was of any use.She was not a warrior, no matter how much she tried.

She was just a teenage girl trapped between two time lines, confused and afraid. 

 

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