Kagome tossed her backpack out of the well and climbed out after it. вЂњIвЂ™m back!вЂќ she beamed as something small and fuzzy attached itself to her.
вЂњI missed you!вЂќ wailed a distraught kitsune.
Kagome smiled and patted his head. вЂњI missed you too. WhereвЂ™s Inu-Yasha?вЂќ
The kitsune stopped his wailing to point in a direction. вЂњHeвЂ™s in a weird mood.вЂќ
Kagome nodded. She bent down to go through her pack, taking out two objects. вЂњStay here, IвЂ™ll be right back,вЂќ she called over her shoulder, heading in the direction Shippou had pointed.
вЂњInu-YashaвЂ¦вЂќ she called when she got to the tree line. She squinted up at all the tree limbs to catch sight of the red robed dog demon. вЂњIвЂ™m back, where are you?вЂќ
Something landed at her side. She turned to see the half demon staring down at her. вЂњTook you long enough,вЂќ he grumbled.
вЂњOh, donвЂ™t be so grumpy,вЂќ she smiled at him. вЂњYou know I have to go to school.вЂќ
вЂњI donвЂ™t see why,вЂќ he said with a pout.
Kagome could feel the hairs on the back of her neck begin to rise. вЂњWhat else am I going to do with my life after we finish this quest?вЂќ she demanded.
He stared at her for a long moment with a confused look in his eyes. Finally he shrugged and looked away. вЂњWe better get goingвЂ¦вЂќ
вЂњWait, I brought something to show you,вЂќ she said, forgetting her anger.