Kagome was just an average 9th grader who lived with her mother, grandfather, little brother Sota, and cat Buyo. Her family owned a shrine with an ancient well in it, and one day, while looking for Buyo in the shrine, Kagome was pulled down the well by a centipede demon. Upon arriving 500 years in the past, during Japan's warring-states era, Kagome soon discovered that she's the reincarnation of the preistess Kikyo, who protected the legendary Shikon Jewel(the Jewel was inside her body.) When the shards of the Jewel were scattered throughout feudel Japan, Inuyasha and Kagome set out to collect them all before evil demons use them to gain more power.
When their journey began, Inuyasha rejected Kagome completely, but he gradually learned to care for her after the many difficult battles and adventures they faced. And it's because of his bond with her that his heart became more open to caring for others. Her kindness and empathy have a warming affect on Inuyasha, no matter how hard he tries to hide it. And although it seems like Kagome holds Inuyasha back, since he always has to consider her safety in the midst of his many harsh battles, there are certain things that only she can do. Like Kikyo, she has strong spiritual powers and can shoot off sacred, purifying arrows from her bow. She can also sense the presence of Jewel shards from miles away, and she can see them even if they're inside a demon's body. At first, this power to see and sense the shards was the only reason Inuyasha allowed Kagome to stay with him, but eventually he couldn't deny that he wanted her with him for more personal reasons. Obviously, Kagome loves Inuyasha too, and although the idea that he still has feelings for Kikyo makes her heart ache at times, she can't hide the fact that she always wants to be by his side. Submitted by cacao