Kagome gets a visitor from the future who convinces her to leave the past.
(bows to Chri)
This particular ficlet was inspired by chapter nineteen of Niamh's "Of Gods and Monsters." Kindly blame her.
"Was it hard?"
"Yes," Kagome sniffled into his neck. "I told him you were here in the future." This Inuyasha had waited centuries. She couldn't turn her back on him now. "It didn't help."
A nod against her hair. "Give me the beads?"
Younger Inuyasha'd screamed when she'd uncollared him ...over Shippo's heartbroken sobbing.
She watched him tuck the rosary away. It was time to look forward, not back.
"Naraku would walk unsealed if not for you," he smiled sadly. "My faithful Kagome... He could never deceive you the way he deceived Kikyo."
His arms split into tentacles.