Shippo was maybe the one most bored. But there was one thing he could do – those crayons and paper in Kaede's closet, which Kagome had given him. Now Shippo was drawing all of them – Miroku, Sango, Kagome, Kirara, Kaede, and, of course, Inuyasha.
"Ye are artistic", Kaede praised him with a smile. "Are ye drawing this to someone?"
"Yeah, this is a get-well-soon card for Inuyasha", Shippo nodded, so concentrated in drawing he didn't even look at the old lady. "This pic will remind him we are a family, and we like him very much."
It took a while until Shippo finished his drawing. And when he did, he was eager to show it to everyone.
Inuyasha was sleeping, and Kagome was sitting beside him. Shippo poked her back and showed the drawing.
"Look, Kagome! This is for Inuyasha! I made it!"
"That's very sweet, Shippo", Kagome chuckled. "When are you going to give it to him?"
"When we are all here."
Sun was starting to set, when finally Miroku and Sango returned to Kaede's hut. Shippo ran to them instantly and showed off his drawing.
"I made this for Inuyasha!" he bragged. "And now that we are all here, we will give this to him!"
And so Shippo jumped by the hanyou's side and started shaking his shoulder as hard as he could. Slowly Inuyasha opened his eyes and looked around him. All his friends were sitting around him.
"Hi, Inuyasha..." Sango said quietly. Inuyasha nodded once.
"We have something for you", Kagome winked. Shippo held the drawing behind his back.
"Quess which hand!" he smiled. But the answer they got was Inuyasha starting to cough. That made everyone's faces turn sad, but after Inuyasha stopped, he started sitting up, gave a weak smile and moaned;
Everyone saw Shippo was actually holding the drawing in his right hand, but he swapped it to his lfet hand and gave it to Inuyasha.
"You're right!" Shippo grinned. "I made it all by myself! And this is to remind you how much we like you!"
Inuyasha still smiled wearily, but started coughing again.
"Thanks..." Inuyasha whispered, slowly closing his eyes again. Shippo started to look confused.
"D-don't you like it?" he asked.
"No, Shippo, it's not that", Miroku sighed. "I am sure this really made him feel better."
"Are we a family?" the little one asked. Everyone looked at each other, and nodded.
"Of course we are", Sango smiled with a wink. "Now and always."
There seems to be no end in my (sadistic? xD) inspiration. Well, it's okay, unless my problem is is that I don't have many size A3 paper sheets anymore...
I think drawing Kaede is actually pretty easy! But I don't know why I always have to mess up at least one character's face in my drawings. But thank god I have my Photoshop. With that I can fix the most screwed parts. In this case, Kagome's nose.
And one thing I can't understand is how can my scanned ruin my work so good?
Next it was Sango's turn. She was now standing behind Miroku.
”Houshi-sama...” the woman said quietly, almost whispered. ”How is he?”
Miroku didn't say anything, just shook his head with a hopeless face. Sango kneeled down right next to Inuyasha and started stroking his side slowly. After a while Kirara appeared to them. She came at Inuyasha's side and lied down, purring.
”See, Inuyasha?” Sango said with a fake smile. ”Kirara cares about you. And we all do.”
”Exactly”, Kaede nodded. She was sitting by the fire, cooking. ”And now, son, we're gonna make ye eat.”
Inuyasha didn't react to that at all. His burning red face stared at the old lady, he blinked a few times, and took a deep breath.
”Here”, said Kaede, who had just kneeled down next to Inuyasha with the cup of soup in her hand. ”Miroku, give me a hand.”
And so the monk nodded, sat down behind Inuyasha and lift him up, helping him sit. But Inuyasha laid in his arms slack, looking like he wouldn't eat.
"Eat up, son", Kaede urged. Inuyasha looked at the steaming cup in the old lady's hands, and closed his eyes.
"What's the... big deal?" Inuyasha mumbled. "I'll just barf at all up... like always."
"Inuyasha, please eat", Miroku said. "You are getting so thin I can feel your bones."
"I'ts delicious, believe me", Kagome praised.
Inuyasha didn't react for a while, when suddenly he opened his mouth, and Kaede started feeding him. The boy sipped the soup very slowly.
”Good... That's it, that's it...” the old lady mumbled. It took a while until the cup was empty, but finally Miroku put Inuyasha back down and covered him with a sigh.
”Great, Inuyasha!” Kagome shouted out with a huge smile. She ran to the boy, kneeled down and hugged him gently. ”You could eat! You're getting better!”
What a surprise, another picture for my fic "The Sepsis". You're getting as sick as Inuyasha of these are you? I really hate Sango's and Kagome's faces, but my hand was shaking when outlining, so... This was the first time I drew Kaede. Her face is pretty hard... But there are three things I like; the illumination, and Miroku and Inu. And even in this picture Miroku is holding Inuyasha up and in one other pic he is holding his hand on Inuyasha's side, this fic is not MiroXInu. I mean, come on. If one of your best friends got really, really sick, wouldn't you try to help him/her any way you could?
Inuyasha opened his eyes slowly, blinked a few times and saw his friends sitting next to him.
"Hey, look! Inuyasha's awake!" Shippo shouted out, making everyone turn towards the dog boy. And they all had very sad faces, even Kirara's ears were drooping.
”Uhh... What's... goin' on...?" Inuyasha mumbled quietly, closing his eyes again and taking a deep breath, shaking.
"You have been really, really sick for a while", Miroku said sadly.
"H... how?" Inuyasha asked.
"Well, first you were badly wounded in a battle. Your right arm was almost ripped in pieces. And the wound got infected. You got a high fever. Then you started coughing blood and vomiting... And then, yesterday, you passed out. You have a severe sepsis, a doctor diagnosed you, do you remember?"
"We are so glad that you woke up", Sango said, trying to smile. "And-"
Sango's phrase was interrupted by this;
"I... I think I'm... gonna be sick..." Inuyasha covered his mouth with his hand and gagged.
"Get the bowl!" Miroku shouted, and Sango was on her way right away. She grabbed a bowl, but she was too late. Inuyasha threw up on floor, lying on his side. Now the floor was covered in bloody vomit.
"...Sorry..." Inuyasha whimpered, closed his eyes and went limp.
”Oh no...” Sango gasped. ”But how can he vomit if there's nothing in him?”
”Then he vomits blood. This could mean something really serious.”
”Septic shock”, said Kaede, very seriously.
Miroku's and Sango's eyes widened in horror.
After these news it was pretty silent in the hut, but then they started hearing quiet sobbing. Who was it, everyone wondered.
It was Inuyasha. He had his arms wrapped around him, shaking.
”I feel so sick...” he cried quietly.
”We sure do believe you. But don't worry, Inuyasha”, Miroku said calmly. ”Kagome-sama just went to her time. She will be back any minute and she will have just the right medicine for you.”
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