Chapter 1: The Welcomes and the Problem

Higurashi Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 2011.

It was ten years since Naraku was destroy. Now in Kagome’s Time, Mrs. Higurashi, Kagome’s mother oversaw the centennial celebration of Higurashi Shrine’s opening. She was expecting help and to have a little private reunion before the celebration.

“Mom,” said Sota Higurashi, Kagome’s brother.

“Sota,” said Mrs. Higurashi.

“I really glad that we got here,” said Hitomi, Sota’s girlfriend.

“Hey, Mrs. Higurashi,” said Eri, one of Kagome’s friends, coming with Ayumi and Yuka, Kagome’s other friends. “Will Kagome be here?”

“Oh, Eri,” said Mrs. Higurashi, “Kagome is planning on being here.”

In the well house, the well glow to signal someone was returning, but the people that came through the well were Kikyo and Sesshōmaru. When they got out of the well, Sesshōmaru said,

“Where are we?”

“I can tell you this,” said Kikyo, “that we are not in our Japan.”

“What we supposed to do?” asked Sesshōmaru.

“We act,” said Kikyo, “just like in Drama.”

“Oh! You’re not Kagome and InuYasha,” said Mrs. Higurashi, “but do you want some food.”

“Sure!” said Sesshōmaru.

They ate their supper. When supper was over, Mrs. Higurashi asked Sota to bring them the papers.

“Are these the papers that you were referring to?” asked Sota.

“Yes, they are,” said Mrs. Higurashi. “In the last four months, someone is trying to put a turnpike though Tokyo. The name is Fearless Leader Apple.”

“He is a good challenge in your level,” said Sesshōmaru.

“He is a she,” said Ayumi. “Her name is Mary ‘Fearless Leader’ Apple.”

“Ayumi,” said Mrs. Higurashi, “you are correct. She had the idea for the turnpike but the turnpike route goes through my place.”

“So, what has she done to you?” asked Kikyo.

“She sued me for access for the Turnpike,” said Mrs. Higurashi.

“They can’t tear the well down,” said Yuka. “It is one of the holiest places that we know.”

“I will help you,” said Sesshōmaru.

“I think I will too,” said Kikyo.