Kagome had never forgotten how much time she had been in this world, a five years could feel like a lifetime when one reflects on all the changes that happened in that span of time. Of course, to some five years would be nothing but a small grain of sand in the hourglass. She wasn’t one of those people, but she didn’t cling to the past any longer. She had moved on, found a career she enjoyed and established herself as a rather well-known nature photographer. Her prints sold well and she was able to work at her own pace, as her own job, taking only the work she wanted to do. She made enough to live comfortably and continue to do what she loved. But, it wasn’t what she had pictured herself doing for the rest of her life. Kagome was lacking in direction back home, after being stuck in the present after dealing with demons in the past… She likely would have ended up in some office job.
It was better here, at least.
It was her work that brought her to Zephyr, and to the garden. After all, she took pictures of nature and flowers. It would be no surprise that some of her best work would be in a garden. With her camera in tow, camera bag packed with a few different lenses, she ended up wandering the gardens for a few hours, taking various shots at different angles, with different lenses and capturing the finite details of the flowers and leaves. Sometimes, insects became the focus of her pictures as they entered her sights while attempting to capture the image of a flower or leaf. It was easy to roll with it as they often were content not to leave their shelter for a period of time.
She lost herself in her photos and work, focused on capturing the life all around her. And through the lens, she caught the sight of a rather ethereal being. It wasn’t that he was dressed odd, or out of this world, but there was something about him. Like Sesshomaru, a beauty that was beyond her understanding, a sense that she should be afraid because there was more than met the eye. It was something like that, something that she couldn’t really explain that had her capturing picture of him as he walked. And again when he came to a stop. She was, essentially, entranced. She often saw things as more beautiful when looking at the world from this point of view.
People became different, more vibrant and unable to hide part of themselves. They, sometimes, felt more alive if not more distant. And as she pulled back, away from her camera to look down at the shots, she took the time to observe him. Of course, she couldn’t sell these photos. You needed the consent of the model. And, it would be weird to keep them without him at least knowing that she had taken them… Really, she should delete them and move on. But, she didn’t. Because she was curious.
Her feet carried her closer before she could think to stop, before she could talk herself out of it. She was rarely a coward, and tended to get herself into more trouble than she should have (or, did, in the past). “Excuse me,” Kagome called in way of greeting as a smile settled upon her lips, “I happened to catch you while I was taking some photos and ended up taking some more…” She lifted the camera, tugging the strap off of her neck as she pulled the photos up once again. “And it’s rude to take someone’s picture without them knowing so I wanted to introduce myself first.. I’m Higurashi Kagome, I’m a nature photographer and was hoping to have your permission to use these photos.”