There laid a demon, dead. A female went through the body of the demon, looking thoroughly and finally found what she was looking for. A shard of the shikon jewel. She looked at it for a brief moment, a satisfied smirk on her face. At least her sense was right, she knew this demon was harboring a shard inside of his body. Now she took what she needed. "Suzumu," came a voice from behind her. This made her turn around, knowing well who it was. Naraku stood behind her, not even wearing his disguise that he usually wore. She knew what he came for, he came for the jewel. He used her to get what he wanted, and she had no choice. This being was the one who had control of her life whether she liked it or not. Even if she chose to follow him freely, he made her a slave to him. So, he could kill her at any moment. Without exchanging any words to him, she threw him the shard, which he caught in his hand effortlessly. Before she started to walk from, he said her name once more. "I need you to do something for me," he said. That was when he bestowed a quest for her. He wanted her to find a demon that was imprisoned, and he wanted that demon on his side. Plus, she needed to have a suitable body guard when she was looking for the shards. Yes, she was strong enough to take care of herself, but he wanted her to be safer. Having extra protection for her was what he needed. So, on this quest she had Kohaku with her. He was strong enough to hold his own, but he was a handful at times. Another person that came along was Kagura, even if she wanted to get out of Naraku's control. She couldn't do much to defy him, or that meant death on her part. In other words, they were all stuck under his control and there was no stopping it until he was dead. No one dared to go against him though. "Why does he want me to go with you?" Kagura question as she walked with Suzumu, Kohaku was walking behind the two women. "Weren't you fully capable of doing this on your own?" "As much as I don't want to be paired with you, Kagura, I have no choice," Suzumu spoke, walking ahead of her. Kagura scoffed, "You are rude, but I guess that I am stuck with you until we get this over with." Suzumu didn't say anything further, and she continued forth in her journey. They will find this demon that was trapped, and they had to get him out. This demon was going to be her partner, and that was that. Hopefully he was someone that would easily come with no question.