Saturday, July 10, 2010

Alternative: In Due Time Finale

The earth around them danced, painting streaks of colours across the once empty cove. Flashes of the past spun and weaved about, reminding Kagome of the memories she would never have.

“We have arrived.”

Inu No Taishou, the father of both Inu Yasha and Sesshoumaru, was once a powerful demon lord known throughout all of Feudal Japan; it stands to reason that his power is coveted by his elder son and heir, Sesshoumaru. But fate wouldn’t be kind to the silver-haired demon, as for some reason unbeknownst to him; it would be his brother, Inu Yasha the half-demon, who would inherit his father’s “greatest” treasure.

Today was the day he did.

“How dare you defile the tomb of my father!” shouted the younger of the two.

The full demon grinned. He knew his plan had worked, and was moments away from taking revenge on both his insolent half-brother and his equally insolent partner. Immediately he pressed an all out attack, catching Inu Yasha off guard.

“I’ve waited so many years for this…” said the elder demon.

“If you’re referring to me kicking your ass, then me too!” yelled his brother, completely unaware if what was about to unfold.

The pair traded blows, with Sesshoumaru easily outmatching and outclassing Inu Yasha. The former dodged the latter’s every blow, while connecting blows of his own, drawing blood. With surgical precision, the elder hacked at his younger brother’s body, eschewing swift death for slow, painful agony.

Of course Inu Yasha was unfazed.

“You bastard!” panted Inu Yasha, his breath short and shallow. For a moment the fighting seized, both warriors catching their breaths, but mostly just Inu Yasha.

“As much as I enjoy toying with you, little brother, I have other things to attend to here. I would have to put your slaughter on hold for a while.”

“Don’t you dare!”

Inu Yasha charged at his elder brother, claws at the ready. Sesshoumaru mirrored his brother’s move, but as soon as the two collided, the elder swerved deftly to one side, sending Inu Yasha flying through the force of his own attack. Sesshoumaru continued charging, aiming for a different target.

“Kagome!” shouted the half-demon, pulling himself up, blood dripping from his wounds.

Too late. Sesshoumaru was already inches away from Kagome.

“Pesky little girl. If you hadn’t drawn the sword, I wouldn’t have been in a perpetual state of misery. Now I’m going to remove you from history to prevent that event from ever happening. Die!”


Claw met layers of sinew and flesh. Ribbons of blood danced in the air, as Sesshoumaru’s attack found its mark.

“Ka- Kagome…”

“Inu Yasha!” Kagome coughed. Blood spilled from her mouth.

The elder demon’s strike unexpectedly found not one but two targets. At the very last moment, Inu Yasha used his body to shield the young girl. Unfortunately…

“I’m sorry… Kagome…” said the bloodied half-demon, his weakness betraying his sincerity.

“No… Inu Yasha… Why… I don’t understand…” replied Kagome, equally weak.

Sesshoumaru shrugged, drawing his claws back from the two of them, sending both plummeting to the ground. The half-demon took hold of Kagome; a futile attempt to safeguard her from the fall. He fell back first, catching Kagome on top of him.

For a while, the injured pair didn’t move. They both felt the elder demon’s poison seeping through their veins, worsening their already terrible states.

“Somehow…” Inu Yasha broke the silence.

He limply placed his arm around Kagome.

“I don’t know why… I don’t even give a damn about you… But somehow…”

“Inu Yasha…” beads of tears began to form on Kagome’s eyes, pushing herself off from him.

“It feels like… If we’ve spent… Some more time together…”

“Inu Yasha… Please… No more…” Kagome used the last of her strength to crawl herself forward, resting her hand on her beloved half-demon’s cheek.


Their lips met. She’d say it felt nice and he would have scolded her for it if they could.


Alternative: In Due Time Part 2

“Whe- where am I?” she asked.

“So you’re awake.” replied the silver-haired demon.

Immediately the girl began to struggle, which of course did not sit well with her captor. Immediately he drew in close, so close she can feel his breath against her face, sending her body in a state of frozen panic.

“You do bear an uncanny resemblance to her don’t you? No wonder Inu Yasha has fallen head over heels for you…”

She couldn’t say anything. She tried but no word came out. Every muscle of her paralyzed body opposed her, fearing for dear life.

The silver-haired demon stepped away.

“You shouldn’t struggle Kagome; it’s only going to make the journey much more difficult for you.”

Sesshoumaru pulled the accursed hourglass out from his kimono, holding it in front of Kagome.

“I don’t suppose you know what this is? This artefact used to belong to Jikan, the demon of time. Many times he was able to escape death by using this artefact, which gave him the ability to travel back in time.”

Kagome didn’t really give a damn. As soon as she could, she began struggling again against her bindings. Sesshoumaru simply smiled; after all, it wasn’t like she was going anywhere anytime soon.

“Indulge me for a minute, I just love the hopeless expressions humans make when they know they cannot do anything to stop something that’s right in front of them…” he said, stepping closer towards Kagome once again.

“The moment I turn this hourglass, we go back in time to any point I wish to. We immediately take the place of our former selves back then, continuing to live from that point on. In short, it would be as if the future didn’t happen at all, but the memory of your unlived future would still linger.”

Kagome’s eyes widened at the thought. Sango, Miroku, Shippo, even that perverted flea demon Myouga; all the time they shared and spent together would disappear. What if she never gets to meet them again this time around? What if…

A wave of fear and panic struck her.

“Yes, that’s right. Even the time you spent with your beloved Inu Yasha.” he said, turning the hourglass over.


Alternative: In Due Time Part 1

The silver-haired demon raised the possessed hourglass triumphantly. His lips formed a subtle smile; a sadistic, gleeful, almost dangerous smile.

“Jikan, demon of time, your power is mine at last. Now my revenge would be complete. I only need one more piece…”

Feudal era Japan is rife with myths and legends; of demons ruling vast territories and of shrine maidens protecting villagers against them. It was a peculiar time indeed, but amongst all these peculiarities lay a peculiarity most peculiar of all.

“Give her back you scumbag!” yelled the younger half-demon.

“And why would I do that little brother?” mocked the elder full-demon.

The weight of the half-demon’s sword made the ground shake, but it found nothing else to hit. The elder sibling deftly dodged the demonic blade.

The younger half-demon was not deterred. He kept on striking and striking, each slash coming dangerously close against his under matched adversary. It was as if the elder demon was playing a dangerous game of tag against his younger brother; ever teasing but never really allowing his blade to touch. Not even a strand of his flowing silver hair was disturbed. All this while carrying his unconscious female captive over his shoulder.

Then he stopped playing.

“Foolish little brother.” he said, blocking the sword with his bare hand. “How many times must you experience defeat before surrendering to it?”

The younger half-demon was sent flying with one powerful swing, heavy sword and all.

“Do not worry; I do not intend to kill her yet.”

“Sesshoumaru, you basta-“ he was stopped in mid-sentence. Slowly the lights faded out on him.

Sesshoumaru drew his fist from his brother’s gut, now a few inches deeper than where it was supposed to be.

“Farewell, Inu Yasha…”



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