|Tamashii or Soul
Author: InuPhoenix PM
COMPLETEAnother of Naraku's Incarnations are born, she has the power to control...and kill...souls. Her first victim is InuYasha, leaving him with a 'gift' of a child... what is planned? IYKag MS RATED FOR LANGUAGERated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Inuyasha & Kagome H. - Chapters: 20 - Words: 49,756 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10-14-04 - Published: 04-16-04 - id: 1822542
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Disclaimer: wow if you read this whole fanfic and still think I own InuYasha....wow 00
Author: well this is it, my baby is all grown up and going to be completed...this fanfic I think helped my writing styles out a bit, and if you read some of my other works you would agree with me on those tidbits. I don't think im going to be so emotional until my closing statements because it hasn't hit me yet.
This chapter is dedicated to all of my faithful readers and reviewers, but to one in particular this chapter is dedicated to my otaku buddy, one of my best-friends in real-life, and had helped me shape this fanfic in more ways than one, also the only person who knew the ending and yet was still surprised by it orange-InuYasha or Lexy-chan, also on Saturday its her birthday so here's a present!!! Heh well hee ok now onto your final replies, and to all of you, you all roc and I hope to see your reviews for my new fanfics, one I might post in two weeks ::yeesh I need a writing break lolz::
Also I grant my fury to I AM SOOOO SORRY! The site must have messed up my update and if you wish a clean chapter without all of the '?' then just include your e-m in you review please!
Orange-InuYasha: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU!!! THERE IS A RED-CLAD HANYOU AND THIS IS FOR YOU! Lolz couldn't resist ::anime sweat drop:: hee hee thankies lol!! And yea I remember that ::stupid wig!!!:: lol and actually...that was just me lol, but I did read a couple of novels that had a couple of descriptions of it, the dancing and such, and I just loooove kimono patterns!!! Thankies...for the last time..::sniffle::
Priestessmykala: hee hee really ::blushes:: yea I wanted to add the fluff in the end it was sucha fun chapter to write! Thankies again for the last time and I hope to see your reviews for my new fanfic!
Tears of Eternal Darkness: no problem and thankies for such a great compliment for the last time, I hope to see your reviews again!
Lord Aries Greymon: uh heh yea the village girls were just a spur of the moment that was to make you laugh...im not that great with comedy ::anime sweat drop:: and the festival wsa really a filler chapter to hopefully lift your moods from the chapter before that lol and yes this is the last chapter but I can't tell you how its going be no can I? ::wink:: thanks again, for the last time for your reviews and I hope to see your reviews for my new one! You're so great on helping me with opinions and sort!!!
Bishie Chaser: oooo? 00 lol well lets see if your right lol this is the epilogue sad ly enough ::sniffle:: thanks so much again for all of your reviews an I hope to see you review my new story ::smile::
The sun was high and warm, dried brown leaves were stolen form their trees and created a small tornado in the wind as it fluttered onto the dry, caked earth of a shrine, only to be swept away by none other than the keeper of the shrine, the priestess.
Kagome Higurashi almost could curse at the fall leaves that plagued her otherwise spotless ground, she spent nearly all morning clearing the area of leaves to help her get what little exercise she could and would be getting that day.
For she was nine months pregnant.
It had been two years since the final battle with Naraku and the death...of Genko.
That memory still plagued her mind on more than one occasion, but with time the pain became less and less.
And not to mention she had her idiot, rude, obnoxious Hanyou for a husband and mate by youkai standards.
After three weeks of healing from the final battle, Kagome decided that she wanted to go home to relieve the pain of her mother's worry and tried going through the well...and failed.
She tried numerous times, InuYasha helping her after she sprained her ankle on the third jump.
They tried over twenty times before Kagome realized that she couldn't, and would never return to her time.
When they returned to Lady Kaede's hut, Kagome practically beat herself up, she lost her son and now she would never see her family again, she swore to herself that she would never go through anything like losing her son again, but this time she didn't loose only one person close to her heart, she lost three. She cried constantly, curled up in the hut, being force fed by Kaede or InuYasha, for if they didn't she would have starved to death.
Kaede finally revealed that because the jewel was in hell, the well would refuse to re-open itself for InuYasha and Kagome ever again.
Kagome then set her heart on training to be the heir of the head-priestess's responsibilities to take away the pain.
And within that time, she gave herself to InuYasha, helped Sango and Miroku have a fine wedding in the center of the village and raised Shippo the best she could into a fine eleven year-old. Also not to mention, she found out the origins of her family's shrine.
It was required in the mating process for the male to provide the female three things: shelter, clothing, and food.
The night Kagome gave herself to the Hanyou; he presented her with a project that he spent most of his time on for over six months. Miroku and some of the villagers helped him, but Sango was to keep Kagome away from the area of the bone-eaters well where the men were to construct one of the three.
That night, InuYasha asked Sango to deliver a fine silk kimono that he later revealed to be his mothers. It was a fine twelve layered kimono with a rainbow of colors and the fine outside kimono embroidered with the Inu-Youkai family crest and the story of how the first lord of the western lands came to power.
Sango acted on bringing her to the shrine which made Kagome gape and awe at how similar it was to the home she left behind unintentionally. Sango sat her in the center room where there was a fire pit and a soft bed of furs in one corner.
Sango left the area just as InuYasha approached with a dead deer in hand, already skinned and cleaned. He entered the hut and Kagome cooked the meat before Kagome crept to his side and mover her hair to one side, offering her neck to him; the signal showing that she wanted to be his mate and wife.
Kagome glanced at her belly and smiled; she was thankful for the white haori and dark-blue hakama that Kaede provided her, the hakama fit snugly around her belly area and were very comfortable to move around in.
Being pregnant reminded her of when she helped Kaede with the birthing of Sango's and Miroku's first child, and irony had to apply; so many times Miroku asked young women to bear him a son and when his wife finally does...its a girl.
But Kagome was also reminded the pain that played in Sango's face that also had her screaming curses that would make InuYasha gape, also not to mention she swore the ultimate pain to the father as soon as he came within the hut, threatening she would hit him so hard, every single cursed man in his family would roll over in their grave.
But her mood changed as soon as Kagome and Kaede cleaned off their little girl and swaddled her in fresh, crisp white cloths and the little cry of the little girl rang out through the hut. Miroku practically attacked Sango with kisses and soft murmurs of his un-dying love for his wife and how he gently took his first daughter into his arms and hugged her close to his body.
They both decided to name their first born Hanta, for Sango promised that she would carry the honor of the demon-slayers.
Kagome walked towards her home and placed the broom against the shrine wall before pushing back the reed door and saw her Hanyou and surrogate son, almost identically gulp cold stew from the night before down at an alarming rate.
Kagome smiled and sat on the cushy sitting mat that was closest to the fire and smiled at Shippo. He had grown over two feet over the past three years and his tail split into twin-tails. His feet were now wide and long with white claws protruding from his toes, his hands had grown long and wide and slightly calloused from helping out InuYasha maintain their home.
Shippo set the empty bowl in front of him and gave his 'mother' the smile that never faded from being so young, his hair was longer now but was still up in that little blue bow and his eyes still sparkled with mischief and he was still growing but Kagome knew that he was going to break many hearts in a few years.
InuYasha set his bowl down and cracked his neck before nodding to Kagome.
"Good morning to you too" Kagome replied sarcastically.
"Keh" he muttered before knocking Kagome's hands away which where reaching for the discarded bowls for her to clean later.
"Is this about yesterday when I accidentally sat you again?" she asked, her voice dripping with an angry sigh.
"Well it fuckin' hurt more since you hadn't done it in over three fuckin' years!" he started to raise his voice.
"Well sorry! But you know that I can do more than just sit all day! Its bad for my health and you know how boring it is?!?" she yelled at him, her eyes blazing with well practiced anger.
"I don't want you getting hurt!"
"Im pregnant you idiot not made out of glass!"
"I'm not going to let you hurt yourself and risk hurting the pup!"
"Me and the pup are fine! The worst I ever got was a pin prick for god's sake!"
Kagome felt her face flush in anger and she got to her feet as fast as a nine-month pregnant woman could before balling her hands into fists at the side.
Kagome's eyes suddenly widened with a weird pain that sparked in her belly and a feeling of liquid running down her leg.
InuYasha suddenly got to his feet as soon as he heard her yell out in pain.
"Kagome?" he asked quietly before catching her arm and shoulder as she doubled over.
"InuYasha.... It's coming!!!" Kagome cried out as another bout of pain afflicted her.
InuYasha wasted no time in scooping her up bridal style and placing her head to rest on his shoulder.
"Shippo, I'm counting on you to secure the shrine"
InuYasha received a determined nod from Shippo and took off as soon as he heard Kagome gave a quiet cry of pain again.
Kaede ushered the frantic Hanyou and his wife into a separate room where a dark red futon lay and a couple of bowls for bathing a newborn rested at the side.
"Just lay her down" she instructed as she hurriedly got out of the room to grab a burning log to put in the fire-pit of the tending room.
Kagome refused to unlatch herself from InuYasha's haori as he gently laid her on the thick futon. He finally realized why as she gave out a moan and gripped the red cloth till her knuckles became white.
"Kagome Chile? If you could, would you remove InuYasha's rosary if ye shall?"
Kagome gave the elder a wide-eyed confused look.
"Just do so child, ye can replace it if you want to afterwards"
Kagome did as she was told and gripped the smooth back beads and pulled it over InuYasha's head. Kaede took them and placed them in an old chipped bowl so she wouldn't loose them.
Suddenly all three of them jumped at the sound of running and heavy panting rushed at them and Kagome was attacked with a bear hug.
"Oh Kagome-chan!" Sango hugged her dear friend minding her bulging stomache.
InuYasha looked at the monk who was panting with a white shoulder-cloth that held his daughter in it and gripping his knees, the little girl happily gurgling and clapping her pudgy little hands.
"O.K. ye two, now out!" Kaede commanded as she grabbed a thickly woven blanket from a storage crate next to the bowls. Miroku grabbed InuYasha by the shoulder and ushered him out to where Shippo was already sitting against the hut, his arms crossed in a very InuYasha way and his bright red head leaning against the hut.
"Well... I suppose we should make ourselves comfortable" Miroku stated as he sat next to Shippo lightly stroking his daughter's cheek making her laugh.
"SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT!" Kagome's voice roared throughout the hut and into the village, making it clear that she was no happy with InuYasha at the moment.
InuYasha winced slightly every time Kagome yelled the spell and felt a hand patting his shoulder and turned to see Miroku clapping his shoulder giving him a clear look fo sympathy.
'so that's why the hag wanted the rosary removed'
Sango came marching past, each of her strong arms carrying bucket of water from the near by stream and only paused to rub noses with her daughter before re-entering the hut.
"How much fuckin' water do they need, that must be the what ninth time she's passed us with water?!" InuYasha yelled in frustration, getting up from his spot next to the hut well and started growl as he walked in circles.
It had been over four hours since Kagome's water broke and he was getting paranoid, it felt like forever to him, he was positive that Sango's was shorter, maybe something was wrong? Nah, the hag to Sango would have come out to tell him if something was wrong.
InuYasha cracked her knuckles and continued pacing, one of his ears trained on the birthing room in which he could hear a nice, long, string of curses that made InuYasha look kind-hearted.
"C'mon child ye are almost done, just once more!" Kaede cheered the young miko on as she beckoned for Sango to give her a long white cloth to drape across her thighs and placed her elbows firmly on the ends to be sure she didn't accidentally drop the baby.
"GRRR INUYASHA!!! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT! SIT!!!!" Kagome yelled out once more, her upper body rising off of the top of the futon, her now tied back hair starting to come loose and sweat streaming down her cheeks and tears in her eyes as she gave all of her energy to pushing her watermelon of a baby out of her.
Kagome felt a sudden rush and the sharp pain ceasing to only a throbbing ache as she slumped back and heard a plop of something wet onto the cloth and a small slicing sounds of the umbilical cord being cut.
Kagome felt her body automatically finish the rest as she closed her eyes and gave a heavy sigh, her ears trained and waiting for the cry of a little one. She felt Sango practically jump from her position next to Kagome to help bathe the new-born, and that's when she heard it, the small cry of a baby letting out it's first cry, it was over....
She felt the wooden floor beneath the futon tremble with what seemed like a stampede and suddenly felt warm lip kiss her forehead in an embarrassed sort of way.
She peeked open her eyes to see InuYasha and Shippo sitting over her, InuYasha hugging her slightly to him and Shippo looking at this surrogate mother with wide eyes, wanting to throw himself on her but scared that he would hurt her. Kagome gave them a weak smile snuggling into InuYasha's warmth and listening to her baby's cry, it was music to her ears.
Kaede approached Kagome with a small bundle in her eyes and her one-eye shining with happiness and the look of what a mother would give to her daughter after giving her a grandchild.
She gently placed the bundle in Kagome's arms and made a sign for Miroku, Shippo, and Sango to follow her into the other room, to give the new parents some alone time.
Kagome's pulled back the expertly wrapped cloth's to see her child's gender....a boy, a boy with bright silver fuzz and two closed triangles that were his ears positioned on his head; they would open over time. Kagome brought a hand to the little boys face gently stroking his cheek causing him to stop his wailing and look at his mother, his bright little nose automatically sniffing at it. Kagome couldn't help giggle.
'Already like his father'
but something made her want to cry out of happiness again as the baby looked up into his mothers eyes, they were so familiar...they were a chestnut brown and held a small twinkle... a familiar twinkle that Kagome etched into her memory for the rest of her life....
"What did you want to name him?" InuYasha's low and loving voice... a rare thing to hear reached her ears, she just noticed that he untied her already loose hair and was running his fingers through her ebony locks.
"Didn't you want to name him?" Kagome asked him softly.
InuYasha kissed her forehead again and hugged her closer to her body.
"He reminds me of Genko..." Kagome whispered as the boy started to coo against his mothers lingering hand.
"Kagome...I think that is Genko...InuYasha whispered low so no one could eavesdrop.
Kagome felt automatic tears fill her eyes at the memory and she brought her boy closer to her body.
"How is that possible?" she rasped out.
"Their...smell is the same and Kagome.....Genko promised he would come back.... he was our first son.....this is our first son....." he whispered into her ear, closing his amber eyes waiting for her reply.
Kagome looked up into her husband and mates eyes with a twinkle and nodded happily.
"Then that is what his name is going to be....Genko....."
I finished it!
Wow u...wow lol Id like to give thanks again to all of you faithful reviewers you guys are the ultimate best and the best part!! OVER 150 REVIEWS!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now im sad that this is over!!!!! I REALLY hope that I see some of you guys again in my next fanfics! You guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!
And I have a summary for my NEXT FANFIC! Which I sorta started the first chapter to! Lol
Heres the summary!
Title: Sweetness of the Past
Summary: a normal day in Kagome's and InuYasha's family is normal, her eldest son teases his younger sister... but one day when both of them are bored and after a fight, Kagome decides to tell them a story...the Story of their Father's Parents...how the lord of the west InuTaisho and Lady Izayoi met...fell in love, and how this love song ended....IYK INU/IZA
This story should be posted on the first of November so come back and take a look for it.
And thanks so much again, I hoped you loved reading it as much as I loved writing it.
This story was and is still for you.
Till we meet again.