Summary: One-shot. Jaken’s scheme to find the Inu no Taisho’s tomb takes an unexpected turn when the Unmother brings Izayoi back from the dead. Alive in the demon’s body, Izayoi wants to make amends with Inuyasha by doing what she couldn’t before: being there.
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A/N: Inuparents Day fic. The story isn’t about their relationship, but it’s often mentioned!
Dedicated to @wreathoflaurels, who made me love Izayoi. To me, she’s really your character!
“I have come back, Inuyasha… Back from the world of the dead.”
Izayoi was aware of something channeling her, tugging at her spirit—disturbing her peace.
“Stop hurting her!” A man screamed from the outside.
“Your son,” the thing whispered. “The man is your son.”
“Are you okay?” A girl’s voice sounded close by.
“Who’s there? Who are you?” Izayoi asked the darkness.
“I am the Unmother.”
“Kagome, you and her, get out of here!” Inuyasha barked.
“I think not,” Sesshomaru’s voice scorned.
“It’s a trap,” Izayoi realized. She started fighting the demon’s grasp, feeling the strength of the souls which formed it—mothers mourning children who would never come home.
Their intentions weren’t good.
“This place… Where is it?” Inuyasha asked.
“Nowhere!” Izayoi wanted to yell. “It’s an illusion!”
“At the bottom of the spirit world,” the Unmother answered. “I must be crossing over very soon.”
Izayoi would have groaned if she could. Stuck inside the Unmother’s body, she was able to read her like a book.
Inuyasha would die.