Sesshoumaru was walking to his car when Rin grabbed his hand.
We dont require a car to get to the place Im planning to go to. Rin said, halting his progress towards the car parking lot.
Sesshoumaru turned to look at her. And how are we getting there? He asked a little sulkily, he hated surprises.
Teleporting. No, Im not telling you where we are going to eat.
Well, this place must be in or close to circus boundaries.
What makes you say that?
I have noticed that your powers are weaker outside of the circus boundaries.
Rin looked at him thoughtfully, youve been very observant. It is true that my skills are weaker outside of the circus boundaries at the present, however, I could change that quite easily.
Really? And why havent you done it already?
Rin shrugged, I havent had the need to. Otherwise, I would have.
Sesshoumaru gave a slight nod of his head in understanding. Are you going to do what you have to do?
No, my mind would probably not be able to block thoughts anymore if I increased my power. It would be dangerous to answer someones thoughts. There are also other reasons why I havent done it.
Sesshoumaru gave a mental sigh of relief. If she ever increased her power, Id never be able to make her mine. So where is this place we are going to?
She squeezed his clawed hand in her own and teleported them to the very edge of the southern circus boundary. Then she handed him a blindfold.
Whats this for? He asked, confusion on his face.
Its a blindfold. I dont want you to know where we are going.
He looked at her. You expect me to trust you? He asked.
Rin gave him a sad look. You want us to become boyfriend/girlfriend, but you dont trust me. She gave puppy dog eyes and took away the blindfold from Sesshoumarus hands. Fine, Ill just go home.
She turned to leave and Sesshoumaru reached out and grabbed her. He then pulled her to him. I didnt say I wouldnt do it. But will you put it on for me? Im not good at those sort of things.
All right. You are going to have to bend your knees a bit so I can reach
and turn around.
Sesshoumaru turned away from Rin, letting go, and kneeled down on his knees. Rin tied the blindfold so that it covered his eyes. She then walked around so she could face him.
Can you see me?
No, he replied.
Rin examined him. Even with the blindfold covering his intense golden eyes, he was still very hot. You can stand up now.
Will you help me up? He asked softly.
Rin cocked an eyebrow and turned and started to walk away. I dont think so.
Sesshoumaru stood up. How am I to get there if you are just going to leave me here
Rin gave a grin and kept walking. Well, you could follow the sound of my footsteps. Or use your nose. Its pretty obvious you arent a human. I just dont know what you are.
Sesshoumarus mouth dropped just a bit. Then he shook his head and followed her by using his acute sense of smell.
Soon Sesshoumaru ran into Rin. She had stopped with out warning him.
Why did you stop? he asked.
She didnt say anything, but Sesshoumaru suddenly smelt fear mixing with Rins normally floral scent.
He put his hand up to the blindfold and ripped it off. In front of them was a destroyed building, totally burnt to the ground.
Rins body started shaking badly. Sesshoumaru put his arms around her. She immediately turned around and buried her head into Sesshoumarus shirt. He tightened his arms around her as her body kept shaking like crazy. Soon his shirt was wet from her tears as she cried.
Whats wrong? He asked softly, running his claws softly through her hair. Why are you so afraid and sad?
Rin muttered something Sesshoumarus strong ears couldnt detect. Then she pulled away and wiped away her tears.
That, she said, waving her hands toward the burnt building, is how my parents died. It was back when I was eight years old.
Raidon and Kimi Kumori were playing dolls with their only child, eight year old Rin.
Mommy. Little Rin said. Thank you for the dollies for my birthday. Its what Ive always wanted.
We know. Thats why we got them for you because you are our favorite child.
Im your only child, mommy.
Of course you are sweetums. Raidon said, patting Rin on the head. Do you want to keep playing or would you like some cake and ice cream? He asked her with a mischievous grin.
Now Raidon, we havent even had dinner yet.
Yeah, daddy. Rin needs to eat dinner before sweets. Mommy says so.
Oh, you two take the fun out of everything.
Rin ran over to her father and gave him a big hug. Im sorry daddy. Rin didnt want to make you sad.
Well, your hug has made me happy. Thank you my little flower.
Rin gave a huge grin and stood up. Mommy, can I help make dinner?
Kimi stood up. Sure, I need all the help I can get to make your favorite dinner.
YEAH!!! Pizza! Will it be pepperoni, mommy?
Yes, it is pepperoni.
Rin stopped before they got to the kitchen door. Mommy, why does Rin smell smoke?
I dont smell anything.
Rin gave a nod and started following her mother again. They started the oven to get it heated up and Rin helped her mother put the sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on the all ready made pizza crust. Once the oven was all the way heated, they put in the homemade pizza and sat down at the table.
That was fun mommy. When will food be ready?
In a little bit. The pizza needs to cook for awhile.
They sat around for a little while. Rin talked about how happy she was about her birthday, when Raidon burst in.
The house is on fire and someone has put a dampening spell on my magic and most likely yours. I cant put it out. And its a magically started fire. It will be only a matter of seconds before it completely consumes our house. We must get Rin out of here. We dont have any chance of getting ourselves out of here, but we can at least get Rin out. If Im guessing correctly, her powers arent being dampened like ours.
Rin started to cry. Let me stay with you, please. Rin doesnt want to be all alone.
Rin-chan, its for the best. If you die, our enemy wins. You must survive Rin. You must. Raidon said softly. He then hurried towards the window and tried to open it. It wouldnt budge.
They must have a sealing spell on the windows and doors. Kimi said.
You are probably right. Rin, I need you to get this window open.
But how, daddy. Rin doesnt know how to use her powers.
Just touch the window and say open. If they havent dampened your powers, it will open for you.
Okay, daddy. Rin will try. Her father held her by the window and she touched the window. Open, she said, but nothing happened.
Oh dear, said Kimi.
Rin wrinkled her eyebrows and nose in concentration. She glared at the window. Rin commands you to open, stupid window. She muttered angrily and the window flew open.
Raidon and Kimi looked on in astonishment.
Raidon lowered Rin down on the other side of the window on the ground. Now, Rin, run as fast as you can and learn how to use your powers or they will consume you.
Rin looked at her parents with tears in her eyes. I love you daddy and mommy. She said softly, then she ran off, never looking back.
So what happened after you ran from the house. Sesshoumaru asked as Rin finished her story.
Well, I ended up running into the person who started the fire. It was his plan to kill off my parents and have me survive. He wanted to use my powers for his evil purpose
since Im the strongest of our kind. He used me until I was old enough and escaped from him. He wouldnt give up however, so
finally I ended up killing him
on accident. Since that time, I put my own type of dampener on my powers so they only work to full capabilities in the circuss perimeter.
Im sorry, Sesshoumaru said, wait
did you just say you dampened your power?
Yes, that is why Im not as powerful and have to be close to the circus to use it to the full extent. And no need to feel sorry for me, its all in the past. No amount of apologizing from you will fix things. Anyways, I guess we will go somewhere else for dinner. How about my place and Ill cook you something?
Or we go to my place and you still cook something? Sesshoumaru said in return.
Rin cocked her head to the side in thought. Hmm. We will need to stop by a store
but I think your place is better than mine.
Then it is settled. But first, we need to get to circuss perimeter so you can teleport us closer to my car.
Rin gave a nod. She grabbed Sesshoumarus hand and pulled him back towards the circus.