Inu Yasha's 18th
"Happy birthday Inu Yasha!" Sango, Miroku, Shippou, and Kagome all
screamed up to the sleeping hanyou in the great oak tree.
"What the hell was that that for?!" Inu Yasha yelled as he pried
himself from the hard ground.
"Mew." Kirara ran up to him walking across his back in pleasure as he
tried to sit up.
"Come on Inuyasha! Today's your 18th birthday so don't act all
grumpy!" Sango was jumping up and down happily while Kagome dragged him
towards the village.
It was morning but almost noon and the sun was beating down on their
backs as they walked on. No wind and hard ground didn't please them at all,
but today was a day for celebration, not complaints.
Shippou was picking up random rocks then throwing them as far as he could,
he was jealous of Inuyasha and wished for it to be his own birthday. Kirara
followed sitting high on Sango's shoulder watching the young kitsune, she
wished she could chase those rocks, they reminded her of flying bugs.
"I'm not 18 until sunset! Wait, how did you know it was my
birthday?!" Although he was confused as to how they knew of his birthday he
was actually happy. He hadn't celebrated his birthday since his mother
died. They quickly came upon Kaede's hut. He walked a little behind Kagome,
he liked the new smell she had, still the same, yet, better.
"Myouga told us about a week ago." Miroku stated as he held open the
door for the two girls, smiling widely at Sango.
"Thank you Miroku." "Mew." Sango blushed slightly but just enough for
Miroku to notice.
"Of course lady Sango." As Miroku held the door and gestured for
Inuyasha to go ahead in. As Inu Yasha past by, Miroku stared at him
warningly before following.
'What's his problem? Oh well, probably just jealous.' Inuyasha looked
back at Miroku, who only stared at him.
The moment Inuyasha stepped into the small hut everyone started
singing a really annoying birthday song. After the song, Kagome and Sango
rushed into the back room and in moments came back with a huge bowl of
Ramen! The room went silent, all were in awe. The girls set it down in
front of Inuyasha, Sango went back to get something else. Kagome looked up
at her best friend (all though he may never know) smiling.
"It's all for you Inuyasha! I didn't know what to get you then it
dawned on me, Ramen!" She laughed at his happy/awed/amazed face then took
her seat next to him as he began to throw it down his throat. It was kind
of disgusting but she was glad he liked her gift.
Sango came back with more food. Obviously she and Kagome knew that
Inuyasha wasn't going to share any of 'his' ramen with anyone, well, except
"So, how old are you really Inuyasha? 67 right?" Kagome asked.
"Yeah but the Goshinboku tree held my soul," He noticed Kagome look
at him sadly and stop eating, he smiled weakly to let her know he was okay,
"I didn't age, so I'm kinda' still 17, until this evening." He glanced up
to see Kagome who still looked kind of sad for him. Inuyasha felt his
stomach do a flip and he growled a little and started the gang. He waved
them off saying it was just hunger but deep down he thought it was
Miroku inched slowly towards Sango, who looked strangely relaxed, but
instead of touching her he whispered in her ear. 'I must speak with you
after dinner, it is of great importance.' Sango nodded, hearing the tone of
his voice, she knew it really was important.
After everyone was done eating Miroku grabbed Sango's hand and pulled
her through the woods far enough away so Inuyasha wouldn't hear. The sun
was slowly inching closer to the horizon, making the skies a purplish
"Miroku, what is it?!" Sango asked. She was kind of curious and
confused as to why he hadn't groped her all day.
"It's Inuyasha, he's 18."
"Well, remember when Myouga came about a week ago?" He waited for her
"Well, he told all of us of Inuyasha's 18th birthday but later that
day told me in private that when a male youkai reaches this age that their
youkai instincts push them to the limit. Inuyasha, being a hanyou, will
have and even worse time controlling the instincts to take a...mate."
"I, oh no, um. Shouldn't we tell Kagome?" Her eyes showed only
worry at the thought of Inuyasha accidentally take advantage of Kagome.
"I thought it best if you told her. And don't worry about him going
after you or any other woman, once he chooses that's that. We all know that
Kagome likes Inuyasha and vice versa. "
"Thank you Miroku. Um, I haven't seen Inuyasha acting...different all
"Myouga said it begins the instant he turns 18. Earlier today he said
he wouldn't be 18 until sunset." Miroku got up and followed Sango back to
the village. They had at least an hour before the sun set. Walking rather
slowly, the two lost track of time in their thoughts. It was chilly out and
Sango only had a short sleeved shirt and a skirt on. Miroku took of his
outer robes and handed them to her. Sango blushed red but took them
gratefully. She muttered a thank you and reached out to hold the monk's
hand in hers. Miroku was shaken from his thoughts as he felt the warm
pressure on his hand but he said nothing. He didn't want to make Sango mad
so he just tightened his grip on her hand and they walked back to the
village quietly, lost in their own thoughts of Kagome and Inuyasha.
When they finally arrived at the small village they both looked up at
the sky and then gave each other worried looks. Shippou was playing with
Kirara with some other village kids, their mothers were laughing as their
kids tried to catch the little demon. Sango ran into the village yelling
for Kagome. Miroku ran towards the hut they had eaten in. When he stepped
through the door he called Sango. Kagome was sitting in a corner doing
homework and Inuyasha was groaning about stupid stomach aches. Sango rushed
in and grabbed Kagome and her bag.
"Sango?! Where are we going?!" Kagome cried as she was jerked up from
her comfortable place in the corner.
"Bye everybody! We're going to the river!" Sango called out as she
dragged Kagome towards the woods.
"What? Why?" Kagome was a little confused because they had already
taken a bath earlier that morning before waking up Inuyasha and making the
ramen. She nearly tripped over some roots.
Sango turned around. "Because we have girl things to talk about." She
hissed trying to make Kagome understand that this was important.
"OOOHH! Okay, bye guys!" With that the two ran away towards the
They ran all the way to the river and stopped only to catch their
"Sango, what's wrong?" Kagome asked after she caught her breath.
"Kagome, everyone knows you like Inuyasha and he likes you," Sango
waved her hand in front of Kagome to stop her from interrupting. "it's a
fact. You know it." Kagome blushed as she listened to her friend speak.
"Miroku just told me that Myouga told him about Inuyasha's 18th birthday,
more than he told us. Myouga said that a male youkai blahblahblah." (You've
already heard all of this so let's get on with the story.)
Kagome stared at her friend in disbelief. "Are you sure?"
"Yeah. He will be exactly 18 in about 5 minutes!" Sango had to yell
the rest because Kagome was already racing back to the hut. Chasing close
behind they ran inside to find Miroku talking to a sad looking Inuyasha.
Miroku sat down across from Inuyasha and glared almost angrily at
"WHAT?!" Inuyasha didn't need this; his stomach was already giving
him enough trouble. The sun was setting and making a shadow creep up the
walls of the small hut.
"Inuyasha, Myouga had informed me that on your 18 birthday that your
youkai half may...influence you in certain ways." Inuyasha could tell he
was serious about what ever he was talking about.
"What are you talking about monk? I do not know of any of this! Why
would the flea tell you and not me?! What did he tell you?" Now Inuyasha
was getting a little ticked off. He didn't know what Myouga had told
Miroku. 'Why didn't the flea just tell me?!' he thought.
Miroku was getting mad at the attitude he was getting from Inuyasha.
"Myouga said that your youkai half will persuade you to take a mate!" he
yelled back at the stunned hanyou, "Everyone knows you like Kagome and she
likes you, Myouga said that she would be your choice, no exceptions. Is
Inuyasha stared at him like he was crazy but somehow he knew that
this was true. Every time Kagome came near him he felt light headed and
aroused by her presence.
"That would explain why I've been so giddy around her." He didn't realize
until it was too late that he had said this last thought out loud. He
looked up to see Miroku giving him a wide perverted smile. Blushing and
growling at the same time he quickly looked away. Then he realized how
serious this could be, soon the sun will be set and he would be another
"Miroku, I will be exactly 18 in just a few moments. I give you my
permission to knock me out if my instincts become to powerful. I will
somehow control them! I will not hurt my Kagome!" he obviously didn't
realize he said 'MY Kagome'. Miroku grinned.
"I hope not Inuyasha, I hope not."
They sat quiet for a few moments thinking. Then it dawned on Inuyasha why
Sango was in such a hurry to get Kagome away.
"Is that why Sango took Kagome? To tell her?" Inuyasha asked. Miroku looked
at him from the corner of his eye and nodded. 'Know she's going to hate me.
And be afraid of me.' Inuyasha's ears drooped. Miroku must have seen the
sad/depressed look on his friends face.
"I'm sure lady Kagome will understand."
Fretting and longing, gazing at the moon across the western sea, it seems a
time of nothing but tears.
I thought this poem suited this ending well
I will upload the next chapter by Saturday- 5-24 -03