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Title: Present Time 7 (part 2)/27
Author: animealam (a.k.a. alandrem)
Rating: This chapter is R
Warnings: Some characters may be a bit OOC. Violence, the mention of drug use, attempted rape, and bad language.
Summary: Inuyasha discovers the present is more dangerous than he was led to believe.
Disclaimer: I do not own Inuyasha. Although I’ll probably add a couple more characters of my own imagination.
Author’s Notes: This is my first Inuyasha fic. If you want to archive it, just let me know where. I will edit this and repost it in a couple of days, but I don’t think much will change, mostly grammar and spelling.
This Chapter was too long so it was cut in two.
Chapter 07 – part 2
He was surprised to see two silhouettes in the alley, one was completely indistinguishable but the other had very long white/silver hair that even when it was dark inside almost shone on its own accord. His first thought was that perhaps these people were reporters searching the scene of the crime for clues, but the white haired one was on his/her knees moving about, and none had anything that remotely resembled a camera; nor were they taking notes. He could hear the faint murmur of voices but from where he stood he could not really tell what they were saying.
He let them go the length of the alley and when they began to approach the entrance he decided to confront them, the police cord had been put into place to keep onlookers away and to preserve as much evidence as possible. These two had been trespassing, he was surprised to hear the white haired one address him in a gruff if young tone of voice.
“Police man.” He called; and it sounded like it was a word this man had not used before. “Come out I know you’re there and have been watching us for some time.” He was rather surprised; he thought he’d been discrete. He also noticed how the guy that spoke had placed himself protectively in front of the other one. Who was shorter, straining his eyes he realized it was a woman. “What do you want?”
“It’s you who should be answering that question. You’re trespassing; this area is closed due to an investigation, so state your names and reasons to be here.”
“Feh! Our names are not important.” The young one said. “Let’s go.” He told his companion.
“Stop right there.” He said as his hand moved toward his gun. “I’m detective Seijuro Nomura, head of this investigation. Since you’ve been found in temporary police jurisdiction I think you better come to police headquarters for questioning.”
“We’re not going…”
“Wait Inuyasha.” The woman said calmly and Nomura opened his eyes wide.
‘The young man’s name is Inuyasha*? Dog-demon*? Must be a nickname.’ He thought at the unusual name. It made him remember an old legend his father used to tell him when he was little.
“We already discussed this. I can deal with them.” Inuyasha told her, he really did not want this so called ‘police’ involved; he could take care of those men on his own.
“I know you can, but you agreed to it.” She reminded him.
“I did not, you assumed I did.”
“I did not.”
‘Feh! I can’t believe I’m arguing with Kagome’s mother!’ He thought rather surprised, although he’d been tame with his language, he knew she did not approve of him swearing. Getting her pissed might result in her telling Kagome and he getting ‘sat’ at least a couple of times. ‘But I think I’m beginning to see where Kagome got that temper.’
“Inuyasha…” She said in an authority tone that for a moment reminded him of his mother’s when he did something he shouldn’t have. It always meant he was in deep trouble. He really did not want to know what she could do when angry; if her daughter was pretty scary she might just be worst.
Nomura watched the little scene with interest, what could this be about? The woman was obviously older, perhaps his mother or another figure of authority because he could see the guy grudgingly give in at her tone.
“Feh! Do what you want.” He shrugged and added sounding annoyed. “I just don’t understand what these p…”
“Inuyasha!” Asami interrupted him; there was a little warning in her tone. And his head snapped to look at her and actually shuffled his feet uncomfortably. Nomura caught a strange golden flash from the young man’s eyes when he turned to look at the woman. “Excuse him for his rudeness Detective Nomura. I am Asami Higurashi and he is Inuyasha.” The detective was surprised she did not forward the young one family name, it was strange.
“Higurashi-san, can you tell me what is it that you two were doing here?”
“Yes Detective, but first I’ll like to go to another place. This… This…” She gestured expansively. The truth was she felt very disturbed in there especially because at her request Inuyasha had been giving her a running commentary of what he found. It was just too gruesome.
Nomura seamed to think her request a bit then finally suggested they go to the diner just a few paces away from the alley. It was 24 hrs, clean and offered enough privacy to talk. The woman readily agreed; the young man appeared a bit reluctant but in the end followed them limping a bit and using a cane for support; at least he thought it was a cane; as soon as they came to the lighted street he realized it was an old katana. For a moment he wondered if the teen; he could see his features better now and he looked quite young; knew how to use it. In the diner he found an isolated boot at the back and they followed.
The kid’s appearance was rather strange; he’d never seen one so young with hair like his; completely white and so long; or with amber eyes that really looked more golden. He watched him surreptitiously, he was tall and seamed rather lanky in the huge leather jacked. He could not help but notice the claw-like appearance of his fingernails and wondered if it was some odd new fashion or some kind of birth defect. Before the Higurashi woman began speaking they ordered some drinks. The kid ordered a coke and got a look from the woman that clearly asked ‘are you sure?’ to which he only shrugged. She went for coffee as he did.
“Now Higurashi-san can you tell me why you trespassed? And what was he doing on the floor?” He looked in Inuyasha’s direction. The kid bristled and seamed about to give some kind of smart retort but she stopped him with a hand on his arm.
“Let me deal with this Inuyasha. I know a bit more than you do.” She said looking straight to the kid’s eyes, he looked about to protest but seemed to think about it more and just nodded. “Afterwards you can tell him what you found.”
“Feh! Who says I have to tell him anything.”
“I can always get a subpoena young man. Then you’ll have to or risk going to prison for withholding information.” He noticed there was some undercurrent going between the two. His instincts told him there was something weird going on.
“See if I care, get that supo-whatever if you want.”
“Inuyasha you said this morning you wanted to protect Kagome, and we agreed the police will have to do. Especially after we found out it’s them. You want her safe don’t you?”
“Them? Who are them? And who is this Kagome?” The kid sent him a very distrustful and rather evil look, for a moment his eyes flashed golden like a cat’s.
“They might not be able to keep her safe, I can.” He said stubbornly ignoring the cop’s questions.
“I know you can and you will, that’s why I let her go with you.” She paused to let him recover from his surprise. “But understand that I’m her mother; I want what’s best for her. I believe the police can help us, they have experience on this kind of thing.” The kid seemed about to protest, and then sighed in defeat. “You’ll let me deal with this my way?” He nodded, but still glared evilly at Nomura. That golden gaze was enough to disturb the detective. Tiny goose bumps rose in his arms. This kid looked dangerous and quite creepy.
“Sorry about this Detective.” She apologized. “Kagome is my daughter and Inuyasha’s best friend. Before I go into detail, let me tell you a few things about Inuyasha, so you’ll understand what we were doing in the alley.” The police officer nodded, and the kid looked dubious. “He has a very special gift…”
“Don’t tell you’re one of those psychics kid? Because I don’t believe in that kind of crap.”
“Actually his gift is more down to earth detective. You see Inuyasha has an exceptionally acute sense of smell.”
“Smell? What does this have to do with anything?” He asked sounding skeptical. “Don’t tell me he was sniffing in that alley?” He said his voice filled with humor. But then he remembered seeing the kid on all fours nose close to the ground, looking very much like a search dog.
“Let’s go Higurashi-sama. He can’t help you and I’ll deal with these men on my own.” He said standing up and looking disdainful.
“Men? Why do you say they are men?” He was frankly curious, even if this was a bit farfetched.
“Inuyasha please sit down.” The young man growled and it really did sound like a menacing dog, but he sat down again. The drinks arrived and Nomura was puzzled to see the antics of the kid. He sniffed his drink, made a surprised face when the bubbles frizzled under his nose and then using the straw tentatively took a sip, again surprised by the gas. Then he drank it all, and had to contain a belch looking rather embarrassed.
“Looks like you’ve never had a coke in your life kid.” Nomura commented.
“Feh!” he said with an indifferent shrug.
“My daughter is the girl those two thugs attacked yesterday at the Sakura park.” The Higurashi woman said.
“Is she alright? Why didn’t she file a complaint?” The detective could not believe his luck.
“She’s fine, only a few bruises and the fright. There was no complaint filed because she thought it was really no big deal. Kagome’s not been in the city recently so she was unaware of the murders.”
“I’ll like to talk to her Higurashi-san.”
“No.” Inuyasha said firmly.
“Kid I’m talking to her mother; hers is the only consent I need.”
“No, I won’t allow her to talk to you.”
“You won’t ALLOW her?” He was surprised at the kid’s possessive tone. He probably was more than just her best friend.
“I won’t.” He sounded determined.
“Listen kid, who do you think you are?” Inuyasha was surprised by this question. Who was he really to make this decision?
“Don’t call me kid! My name is Inuyasha.” He growled dangerously. The look he gave Nomura was enough to freeze the blood and the cop had to wonder who the kid was, he looked too young to have that kind of look.
The question really left the hanyou feeling a bit uneasy. Who was he really to decide for her? Especially in her time, besides Higurashi-sama was her mother and she supported the idea of Kagome talking to this ‘police’. Did he really have anything to say in the matter?
‘But… I’m pack leader! She’s my responsibility, and she’s my lead female.’ The thought came out of the blue, and he visibly froze. Not understanding where it came from, until he began thinking back to what Myoga-jiji had taught him about his kind, Inu-Youkais.
Dog-demons, like dogs, wolves and wolf-youkai were social creatures; with a few exceptions of course. They formed packs with the strongest male and female as leaders; at least in the beginning. His father had trouble because of this; few youkai could accept the leadership of a human even if in that day and age it was not really necessary as was in the old days. Inu-youkais were no longer nomads.
The more he began to think about this behavior that his fellow dog-demons had, the more he realized he’d formed his own pack. The forest and Kaede’s village became his territory. His pack had even started the way a traditional pack usually did, two loners; Kagome and himself; that join to facilitate the hunt; in this case the Shikon no Tama; pups came later. At the thought of her as the mother of his pups he visibly blushed making the adults wonder what he was thinking; he… liked that thought. Shippou became the pup; as the kit saw Kagome as some kind of mother, what he made of him was in question though; then some other hunters would join and form a bigger group; Miroku, Sango and Kirara. Small packs some times accepted old ones, especially if the leaders were young to benefit from their experience and wisdom; Kaede-baba and Myoga-jiji.
But by both Inu-Youkai and human standards he was too young to have taken leadership, for youkai he had to be at least 100 or reached his prime; which he had not yet; in human age he should be 16 to be considered an adult* and considered for leadership at least 10 more; not counting the time he was pinned at the Go-Shimboku, he was just 15. But he’ll be a year older by the end of autumn.
The thing was he formed his pack, and took the leadership with Kagome’s help, by dog-demon customs she became something akin to a mate even if he’d never claimed her. This realization hit him like a ton of bricks. He also realized that the moment Shippou became part of his pack, his responsibility was to provide food, shelter, protect and teach the little pup the ways of the pack; something that had not crossed his mind. He began to see his relationship to the kitsune in a new light, knowing this, things had to change.
Asami and Seijuro watched him silently each wondering what could be in his mind to make such a rapid and strange play of emotions on his face. Confusion, surprise, understanding, doubt, embarrassment and determination all went through almost in a flash. Of course Inuyasha could not tell them all he found out, it was not the way of the humans. Higurashi-sama might understand if he later explained, but that ‘police man’ would not. Instead he fixed the man with a steady, confident and quite penetrating gaze. It made Nomura think it was much too serious to belong to a teen, and wonder who he was again.
“You wouldn’t understand who I am to decide ‘police man’.” His tone was slightly disdainful. “But let me tell you this, Kagome’s safety is MY responsibility. I’ve been protecting her for some time and I will continue to do so.” By the time he finished speaking his tone was deadly serious.
‘Protecting her? Against what? There’s something odd going on here.’ Seijuro thought.
“Inuyasha I know what you do for her, and I’m grateful. But we must do what’s right.”
“Higurashi-sama, Kagome is very brave and doesn’t scare easily; but don’t tell her I said so; you know what we go through some times, and never have I seen her like she was yesterday.”
“I understand.” She finally said with a sigh. For the hanyou to actually compliment someone, least of all Kagome, meant that indeed he thought highly of her. And if he was telling her he’d never seen her daughter that frightened when they fought demons and risked their lives almost everyday… It was something she should pay attention to. “But they can force her, using the law, if they request her testimony she can’t refuse.”
“Look k… Inuyasha.” Nomura realized that this kid had more influence with the older woman than he thought. So he had to convince him to cooperate. “We need her to tell us what happened, and to describe these men so we might have a sketch. This is a very important line of investigation; we need to find if there is a link between her attack and the murders. This man can’t be allowed to keep on killing young women.”
“There is a connection. It’s not one man, there are two.” The hanyou assured him; he paused for a moment thinking the options he had. This time was very different from his own, when over there he could use brute force or threats, he got the distinctive feeling they would be of no use here. “I’ll track these men for you if you leave Kagome out of this.” He finally said surprising Asami, Inuyasha was really set on protecting Kagome; she knew he was quite stubborn, and perhaps the police had a better chance of catching them with his help. That is, if they accept it.
“Kid you have not seen them; you don’t know how they look like. No offence, but I don’t think you can do anything.”
“Besides, I told her Inuyasha, it’ll be her decision to speak or not with the police.”
“She knows?” He was surprised, then thought about it some more, before saying. “If she wants to talk to you I won’t stop her. But…”
‘Feh! Like I could, she’ll probably ‘sit’ me until my back breaks.’ He thought.
“Once you get your description you leave her alone. I’ll track these guys.”
“Kid I understand you want to help but I don’t think you can do anything. You didn’t see them.”
“Don’t call me kid!” He snapped. “There’s no need for me to see them.” Nomura narrowed his eyes, wondering what he meant. “I have this, and it’s all I need.” He said tapping his nose.
“Yesterday after Kagome was safe at home. I went out to look for these guys. Both men; they aren’t old but not young either; were drunk, it wasn’t sake and an odd cloying smoky odor surrounded them. Higurashi-san says it might some kind of drug; if I smell it again I’ll be able to identify it; although it makes me sneeze; same as the alcoholic beverage. One gave chase while the other waited ready to ambush, the one waiting reeked of this drug, and he was hiding behind a tree.”
Nomura was surprised by Inuyasha’s words, he could not find fault with what he was hearing, they had found traces of the drug near a tree, and a bottle of cheap whiskey not far. There were also two distinctive foot print patterns that lead the experts to believe the girl had been ambushed, and none of these details had been released to the press.
“I managed to trace their scent to the recreation area.” Higurashi-sama had told him its name when they talked earlier. “A lot of kids were gathered; probably 30. Most of them were having fun, but a small group of five or so were not. They smoked this drug and the scent of ‘them’ clung in the area where they sat. Then the war started and I had to leave. If it doesn’t rain I’ll probably be able to trace them again. Beginning to get interested?” He asked the detective. The young dog-demon could hear the quickening of the cop’s heart; cap and all his ears were still able to get the tiniest sounds; and smell some excitement. He was interested all right.
“I might be. What else can you tell me?” Inuyasha looked at Asami for a moment then said.
“Can you wait here Higurashi-sama? We’ll be going back to the alley.” She nodded and he stood up, she gave him the lamp and without waiting for the detective started walking to the entrance.
The detective observed him as he walked in front, the teen’s movements betrayed strength, power and an assurance at odds with the youthful appearance; even with the limp. Unlike most kids he’d seen recently this one walked straight, alert, he got the impression he’ll spring into action at the least provocation. Once outside Inuyasha turned the lamp on, it was better to pretend he needed it. The man stood beside him and got his own lamp out, the young man waited for a few moments deciding how and what exactly was he going to tell him. It was better to start from the beginning so he’ll reconstruct the murders.
“I’ll reconstruct the events, from the oldest scent trails to the newest; although your people did a good job of messing the trails.” Nomura raised his eyebrows in surprise at hearing him swear, the language he’d used had been quite proper and he began to think he did it for the woman’s benefit.
“That’s an abrupt change in attitude kid.”
“Don’t fuckingcall me kid again!” He growled whirling so fast to face the detective and grab him by the neck with surprising strength, that Seijuro Nomura former kenjutsu champion did not even see him coming. “She’s not here so I don’t have to watch my fucking language.”
“Hey take it easy Inuyasha.” The one handed grip on his throat eased. “How old are you anyway?”
“Feh! That’s not for you to know.” He growled, releasing his hold on the cop’s neck. His eyes glowed golden in the night, much like a wolf or a cat. Nomura again got the creeps, and Inuyasha smelled his fear, he gave the cop a predatory smile, careful not to bare his fangs.
“I will have to if the information you provide is important.” He saw him shrug, then duck under the yellow tape. “And talk to your parents for permission.”
“I have no parents. They are both dead.”
“Then your tutor.”
“I don’t have a tutor.”
“Then to whoever is responsible for you.”
“You’re talking to me, aren’t you? I’m responsible for myself.” He started walking inside, ignoring the surprised look on detective Nomura’s face.
‘So he’s a street kid?’ He thought. ‘He has the though act, and yet… There’s something odd about him, and how come he knows the Higurashi girl? Most well to do mothers would not let a street kid get close to their daughters.’
“The couples got in this way. Why they chose such a shitty place goes beyond me.” He shrugged and began walking toward the back. “Two decided to stay here and began… well you know.” He felt a bit uncomfortable and had stood by the first boy’s mark. “The other two, went farther back.” He took him there, following the path they had. “The ones in the front; let’s call them one; got pretty exited but didn’t actually do it.” He blushed and thanked the gods it was dark, after being asked his age he did not want to appear too naive. “Unlike the ones in the back; they’ll be two. Girl one was against the wall, boy one? You can guess. One of the killers stood here before he struck the boy with something sharp. From the distance I think it was probably a katana.” He measured the distance with Tetsusaiga to give the detective a visual of what his nose and eyes told him. “He cut either back or neck but he was not beheaded as there’s not much blood on the wall…”
“How come you know about this kind of detail Inuyasha?” He asked in a matter of fact tone, but the hanyou could sense some undercurrent there, suspicion.
“I like to hunt.” He explained. “I’ve beheaded game before, when you do that it some times gets pretty messy.” Then for a measure of safety, and remembering the conversation he overheard the night before, he added. “Besides, you can see it on TV or the movies.”
‘A street kid hunting? Hmmm things are getting interesting.’
“You hunt? That’s nice, what type of gun do you prefer?”
‘Feh! Me and my big mouth now how do I get out of this?’ He thought with a mental groan. He only used his claws for hunting, and he had not hunted in some time. But he did learn to use a bow when he was finding ways to protect himself. He hated to admit it but Kagome was probably a much better shot than he was.
“I don’t like guns; they stink even from a distance.” That got him another surprised look from the cop. “I use a bow instead, but Kagome is a better shot though.”
‘Did I just say that? What the hell am I doing?’
“And I suppose she doesn’t know you think so?” There was amusement in his tone, which only served to anger him.
“The kid didn’t even know what hit him.” Inuyasha went on ignoring the comment.
“Kid? They were probably older than you.” Was the low comment, he had not intended for the kid; as he thought of Inuyasha; to hear, but of course the aforementioned dog-demon had exceptional hearing.
“There isn’t the scent of fear in his blood or around the place, and the figure of the girl had only the faintest traces of his blood near the head. And I heard that, Higurashi-sama forgot to mention I also have good hearing.”
“The other couple was just finishing, the scent of his musk is strong… but I did not find it on the floor where the girl laid.” He said as an after thought. “Anyway this one used the same method of killing the boy. They probably struck at the same time or pretty close to each other, because if they hadn’t they would have been afraid. The girls are another matter, they were tortured or something because the stench of pain and fear is rather a bit overpowering. Both were raped I think because I scent their musk is here, mixed with these bloodstains.”
“Musk? That’s an odd way to call semen kid.” The dog-demon flinched and had to do a big effort not to turn and kill the man. Kagome’s mother would not be pleased to say the least.
“Don’t call me a fuckingkid again!” He snapped, then in his normally gruff voice he added. “And well that’s the way it smells to me, kind of musky.” He said and shrugged. “Girl two died here, girl one remained alive for a bit longer. She crawled to the street but did not make it. The men left before she died, and they took something from both girls, the scent is very faint. The drug and the alcohol are just traces so this happened a few hours after the park.”
Seijuro Nomura was truly amazed, this kid had described the murders and things the forensic pathologists had only begun to confirm, yet they could not tell who was where or with whom, like he just had. And the sperm on the blood was something they had not found but he’ll have a team work on it, if Inuyasha was right perhaps they could extract some DNA for identification.
They walked in silence back to the diner where Asami waited, Seijuro deep in thought; he no longer doubted the kid had a very good nose. In fact he was beginning to think having him on his side to track the murderers would be an asset. The problem was how to convince other people that his testimony was valuable? There had to be a way. Then he got it, it might seem a little demeaning but if he could go through some of the tests designed for search dogs and got scientific confirmation of his abilities then there would be no doubt about his assessment that the thugs from the park assault were the same as the alley killer.
“Interested?” Inuyasha asked once they were seated again Asami had ordered some Chili French fries and another coke for him; he attacked the fries with singular relish; after going through his sniffing ritual. “This is good!” He exclaimed popping another French fry covered in chili into his mouth.
“Yes. But I’ll need some kind of scientific backup to his claims of an excellent sense of smell.” He sipped his coffee, watching the teen in front of him gobble up the food.
“What do you have in mind Detective?” Asami asked a bit worried about what kind of scientific confirmation was needed. It would be no good if they found out Inuyasha was a half-demon.
“Don’t be offended Inuyasha by what I’m going to suggest, but maybe you should take the tests we have designed for search and rescue dogs.”
“I’m no dog! I’m a… I’m a…” He exploded indignantly, but caught himself up before he said youkai. Luckily Nomura thought he was protesting his humanity.
“I know you’re a human being kid, but you have to demonstrate that your nose is as good as theirs.” Nomura added in a pacifying tone.
“Feh! My nose is better than a fucking dog’s!” He exclaimed confidently, since he knew that for a fact. “Besides I have brains to go with it.”
“Prove it. You’ll be surprised how smart some mutts are.”
“Damn it ‘police man’ I just did!”
“Detective.” Seijuro corrected him.
“My rank is detective kid. Don’t forget it.”
“Feh! Whatever.” Inuyasha said with a dismissive gesture. He’d just found a way to get even for being called kid. “I just showed you what I can do ‘police man’.”
“Really? You showed me you probably watched one too many detective series on TV, but I’ll give it to you that you are a good observer.”
“You Asshhole!” He said cracking his knuckles ready to claw the man into tiny pieces.
“Take the tests kid. Prove you’re not just boasting.”
“All right I’ll do it.” He said grudgingly. “But I want your word that Kagome is not going to get involved after you talk to her.”
“Ok, I’ll do my best to keep her out Kid. She’ll have discrete police surveillance until we find these guys.”
‘What’s this surveillance thing? I’ll have to ask Higurashi-sama later.’ He nodded in acknowledgement.
“Higurashi-san, Inuyasha told me he’s an orphan, has no tutor or an institution looking after him, I’ll like to know if that’s true.”
“Yes, that’s true detective… But since he’s staying at my home I’ll assume responsibility…”
“Hey! No one is responsible for me but myself!” He interrupted angrily.
“Inuyasha you don’t understand, but children and teens need to have the providence, supervision and protection of adults until they are eighteen…” She realized it was the wrong thing to say, but he needed to know how things worked in her time.
“I don’t need anyone’s protection Higurashi-sama, you know that! I’ve been providing for myself since I was 5, I can even provide for Kagome and Shippou!” He exclaimed offended. Not that he’d really hunted for Kagome, although he had shared one or two kills with the kitsune pup.
“I know Inuyasha, but it’s the law, you can’t change it. I assume you have not reached eighteen yet, have you? How old are you anyway?”
‘The law? What strange laws they have here, in the Sengoku Jidai there’s nothing like this. You learn to survive and no one is obliged to take care of you. I’ve been on my own since I was a pup, I don’t need anyone protecting and supervising me’
“No.” He finally admitted after a long silence, and then with a sigh he said. “I’ll be 16 by the end of autumn.”
“I know you’ve been taking care of yourself since you were very young, so you’re not used to this… But you know we consider you part of the family, so let me accept these responsibilities for you.”
‘She’s already provided for me.’ He thought as viewed things over more carefully. ‘I eat the food Kagome takes back, and what she feeds me when I come. She clothed me, these odd garments… she provided them for me. I guess I’m really not able to look after myself and Kagome in her time.’
“I’m asking that you accept us as family, at least while you remain with us.” He was speechless; she was making him a member of her family? Him? A hanyou and Kagome’s mother wanted him to have a family besides his pack at least for the time he hunted for those men and the Shikon No Tama. To say that he was moved was a HUGE understatement. “Do you accept?” He just nodded unable to utter a word; his face had told her a lot. “Then Detective I’ll assume responsibility for him.”
“Higurashi-san this goes against procedure.”
“I know, but I’ve counseled kids for a long time; I know the procedures, don’t worry I’ll get at least foster parent status. Meanwhile you should go on with what you planned.” She said confidently although, she knew it was going to be a bit difficult, as there were no records of Inuyasha in her time.**
“Well, I’ll have to arrange some things for the tests, so drop by my office on Monday morning 9 sharp.”
“Ok we’ll be there.” She said
“I’ll take him to the police academy dog training facilities for the test.” He handed her his card. “Do you have any number where I can reach you?”
“I didn’t bring my card, but you can find us at the sunset shrine.”
“Ok, a couple of blocks from the Sakura Park, I know where it is. By the way Inuyasha those kids WERE older than you, 18 and 19.” The dog-demon just growled dangerously as the cop walked away.
- In some ancient societies 15 or 16 were the age when teens became adults. I’m not really sure about Japanese feudal society, but since it serves the purpose of this story I’ll make it 16.
- The legal procedures to get Inuyasha into Asami Higurashi’s custody are also going to be supposed, I know real life doesn’t work that way. But it serves a purpose here.