Chapter 7: Ironic
“Kanna! Kagura! Come here!” yelled Naraku. He impatiently awaited for his reincarnations to come to his aid.
When they walked in the room, he demanded a full report on what they had seen. Kanna turned her mirror slightly and then it showed her standing in front of the very odd looking group.
“The two girls told Kanna that they should get some fun, and they made some jokes I did not understand. Then they said Kanna laughed inside her mind... They could be lying. But I doubt it, because they then pelted her with floating rocks,” Kagura said boredly.
Naraku scratched his chin and said, “They may be more powerful than I thought...”
Then, the strangest thing ever happened. Kagura was on the floor, gasping and looking red in the face, a nice change of color from her usual white faced self.
“Kanna...” Naraku said, scratching his chin. Did those girls find a way to poison his minions? No... they couldn’t have!
Kanna’s face came up from the floor, gasping for breath, and they saw that she was... laughing?
Kanna laughed louder and clutched the floor. “Those girls! They were so funny! So stupid! AH HA HA!” Kanna exclaimed, tears rolling down her pinkish cheeks.
Kagura was frightened and Naraku was just confused. Kanna? Laughing! What the hell?
“Kanna! Why are you laughing?” Naraku demanded pulling Kanna up by her collar.
“Those girls... were so stupid! Ha!” Kanna’s smile had faded slightly and then she gave a few smaller laughs.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me,” Kanna started, getting away from Naraku’s grasp, “I’m going to go dye my hair.” Kanna walked out of the room, being followed by Kagura’s and Naraku’s gazes.
“I guess the girls are more powerful than I thought. I brought them here because I knew they would do me good, but I never thought they could do THAT. But they aren’t stupid... Well, at least the thin one isn’t. Or maybe they just act dumb,” Naraku said, standing up. “Either way, I must leave.”
Naraku walked out of the room and left Kagura alone there.
“What am I supposed to do!” Kagura angrily yelled.
“You can help me dye my hair!” Kanna said in a now cheery voice.
- - -
“We should find Naraku, and then give him a piece of our mind,” Michelle said.
“That won’t be necessary,” said a dark voice from behind the trees. Everyone gasped and out came a man in a baboon cloak, but his mask wasn’t here.
Michelle and Kay bursted out laughing, and they pointed at him, grinning like never before.
“Do you know who this is!” Sango yelled, glaring at the two.
“Yeah! And the eye shadow makes him look like a girl!” Kay said, pointing at him.
“Like, there’s that guy named Naraku, and he’s like evil, and how I can, like, tell he’s evil is that he’s wearing eye shadow! Like, everyone knows bad guys wear eye shadow!” Michelle said, copying a valley girl.
Naraku glared and then Kagome started laughing too. “They’re right! Naraku is wearing eye shadow!” Kagome said.
Naraku sent a tentacle towards all of them and Kay broke a tree off using her mind and stabbed the tentacle with the tree, multiple times. InuYasha took out his Tetsusaiga and then smirked.
“WIND SCAR!” InuYasha said, bringing down his Tetsusaiga swiftly to make a barrage of energy to destroy 100 demons.
“Cool!” Kay yelled, excitedly watching the yellow streaks cut through the air and go towards Naraku. Naraku jumped up to get out of the way.
Miroku expertly removed the prayer beads from his hand and exposed the Wind Tunnel in his right hand. He held it out before seeing the poison insects flying towards him. He closed his hand and put the prayer beads over the cursed hand, making the poison insects narrowly miss being sucked in.
Sango threw her hiriakotsu and sent it towards Naraku’s body, but only hit his limbs.
“Die!” Kagome yelled and pulled back an arrow on her bow. She let go and sent her sacred arrow towards Naraku. It hit him in the arm, but almost did nothing great. He glared at the girl who sent it and then disappeared in a cloud of miasma.
“Dammit. Naraku left and I didn’t get to read his mind,” Michelle complained.
“Why would you want to read his mind? He’s evil!” Kay said.
“Yeah! We gotta kill Naraku, not find out who he has a crush on,” Kagome argued.
“Now isn’t the time for this,” Miroku said calmly. He looked at InuYasha and asked, “Should we pursue him, InuYasha? Or should we look for a way to get these two young ladies home?”
InuYasha growled and looked like he was deep in thought.
“I think we should go follow Naraku,” Kay said, hoping that she could be of some help.
“Hm... OK. We’ll go look for Naraku. Maybe because you harmed his arm, Kagome, we’ll be able to hit him easier,” InuYasha said.
“Yeah... What I was wondering though, is why Naraku willingly showed himself... It makes no sense,” Sango said to InuYasha.
“Nothing makes sense,” Michelle said, walking westward.
“Michelle... It’s dark out. That’s what we call night. Maybe we should make camp and get some rest,” Kay said, smirking at her friend.
“Oh... Yeah. I guess we should,” she said, stopping and turning around.
“Where do we make camp?” Shippo said, jumping up on Kagome’s shoulder.
InuYasha started to walk towards a clearing in the woods and sat down. “Here’s fine,” he said bluntly. He closed his eyes and folded his arms inside his sleeves.
Michelle picked up some dry branches with her mind and put it in a pile, and put rocks around it. “Anyone got a way to make some fire?” Michelle asked, looking around.
Shippo walked up to the fire and yelled, “FOX FIRE!” He threw blue fire at the sticks and it started on fire almost automatically.
“Good job, Shippo,” Kay said, messing up his hair a bit.
Shippo laughed and sat down next to the fire, smiling from the praise.
What now? Kay asked her friend.
I don’t know... You’re the one who usually thinks up something to do, Michelle answered.
How about you two rub my belly? Charlie asked hopefully.
And let’s invite Naraku for tea and cookies! Kay said.
Then you can all rub my belly! Charlie exclaimed.
I wish that we could find Naraku and kill him, Michelle said.
Then the series would probably end soon after, and we don’t want that, do we? Kay asked Michelle.
No. No we don’t, she answered, thinking hard.
Kay sighed and she backed up into a nearby tree. Kay blocked out her thoughts to any intruders and she started to think about how they were supposed to go home. She started to draw things in the dirt, half aware of what she was doing, and soon she looked at what she had drawn. It was the chest that she had fallen in to get into this world.
She sighed and wiped it out with her hand, not wanting to look at it right now. Slowly her eyes started to droop and she fell into a dreamless sleep.
- - -
When she woke up it was hardly before dawn. She watched the sun rise and saw the beautiful pink sky. It looked like it was painted on. Wait... It is painted on. It isn’t real. None of this can be real, can it?
Kay sighed and started to build up the fire again, getting sticks from the ground and dead trees. She just needed a way to light it now. She lifted up two rocks above the sticks with her mind and then struck them together, hoping desperately that it was flint. She got some sparks, but nothing impressive. Kay tried again and got a small fire burning on one of the sticks, which spread to the others.
Feeling proud of herself, she sat by the fire and took in it’s warmth, wishing that it was still night. She wanted it to be dark. For some reason she felt safer when it was dark.
Soon enough InuYasha woke up and watched the fire silently.
There was a long awkward silence.
“I don’t love anybody,” InuYasha finally said.
“You lie,” Kay said quickly.
“No I don’t,” InuYasha fought back.
“Is this all you could think about lately?” Kay asked.
“Yes it is. It’s been driving you crazy because you know I’m right, but you just won’t admit it. Am I right?” Kay asked.
InuYasha didn’t answer.
“You’re an idiot, you know that?” Kay said as she smiled. “You have no idea how to treat that feeling, do you?”
InuYasha remained quiet.
Kay sighed. “Do you think my family is OK?” she asked no one in particular.
“They’re probably fine. Don’t think about it too much,” InuYasha said casually.
Kay glared at InuYasha. “I know that you haven’t exactly had the easiest life, but my family means everything to me. I’m sure my mom is worried sick about me. I’m all she has,” Kay said, staring into the fire.
She picked up a stick with her mind and then drew things in the dirt, half paying attention to what she was doing.
“Hey, what’s that?” InuYasha asked.
“Huh?” Kay said, looking around, expecting to be attacked by something.
“No, what you drew. What is it?” InuYasha said, looking at the dirt carefully.
Kay looked at what she had drawn. “Oh. That. It’s the damned chest I fell through to get here. It was in my house,” Kay said.
“Yeah... It looks so familiar. Wait! I know! My family owned something like that,” InuYasha said.
“I bet that if we get to it, Michelle and I can go home!” exclaimed the 14 year old.
“There’s a problem, though,” InuYasha started.
“That doesn’t matter! We can easily pass any obstacle!” Kay said.
“My brother has the chest,” said InuYasha before Kay could go on any more about the chest.
Then, Michelle’s mouth twitched and she yelled in her sleep, “MR. FLUFFY!”
Mr. Fluffy! I just thought that was freeking halariouse! lol