Author: Kanafire PM
Inuyasha is caught being intimate with Kikyo. Can Koga help mend her broken heart?Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Kagome H. & Kouga - Chapters: 33 - Words: 81,258 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 12-07-11 - Published: 02-02-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6710839
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(A/N: I'm so sorry for taking an extended vacation on this fan fiction, but I've been working on my own, original story that I hope to one day get published. If anybody knows a good place to post original works, and not fan fic, let me know! I could use some insight on my story, Inferno. Here, after almost a year, is the last and final chapter of Betrayal. I hope you forgive me!)
Kagome and Ayame sat around a small fire, sighing in unison. Koga and Inuyasha were in the tree line arguing over stupid things that neither woman cared about. It had been like this for the past three months. The girls shared a look and shook their heads. This is what they got for being pregnant at the same time. Kagome couldn't believe Koga's eagerness to start a family the second news about Ayame reached him. It was a miracle he let her sleep.
"Do you think they'll learn?" Ayame asked, rubbing the small baby bump.
Kagome laughed. "Nope. They are men, and youkai on top of it. That makes them twice as stubborn. Let's just hope they lay off after the babies are born."
"Yeah right. I'll be lucky to be able to leave to have a moment's peace." Ayame sighed before doing her best impression of Inuyasha. Kagome had to admit it was pretty good. "Damned woman, what do you think you're doing, leaving me with these brats?"
Kagome didn't miss the plural on brats. "You're having more than one?"
Ayame nodded. "Yeah, twins. I can hear two sets of heartbeats."
Kagome smiled. "Two mini Inuyasha's running around scares me."
"Who's to say they'll take after him?"
Kagome excused herself from the fire and walked over to the hot springs that was only ten minutes away. She stripped off her clothing and slipped into the hot water and allowed her head to relax on a warm rock. The events since Sango and Miroku's wedding played in her mind.
They found Kohaku only two weeks after the wedding. Much to Kagome's surprise, he was traveling with Sesshomaru. That didn't surprise Kagome nearly as much as the jewel being held in Sesshomaru's possession and not Kohaku's shoulder. As usual, the moment Inuyasha laid eyes on his elder brother, a fight ensued and Ayame and Kagome spent the next twenty minutes trying to calm Inuyasha down because Sesshomaru wiped the floor with him, using his new blade, Bakusaiga.
Rin and Kohaku explained that Sesshomaru removed the blade and revived Kohaku using the Tessaiga. Kagome cast the older brother an astonished look. She never pictured the demon lord as somebody to have that much compassion. She glanced over at young Rin and smiled. That little girl managed to melt some of the ice around his heart.
Kagome, after mustering all over her courage, approached Sesshomaru. "Sesshomaru-sama, may I have the final shard of the Shikon no Tama?"
"Hn." He eyes her closely before the shard seemed to magically appear in his hand. He flicked it at her without so much as a word before turning and walking away.
The miko snatched the shard out of the air, purifying it the moment it came in contact with her skin. "Thank you." She called out to him, even though he was already out of hearing range. Rin and Kohaku chased after him, bidding Kagome and Sango a farewell.
That was the last time they saw the young boy. Sango was saddened by it, but she knew as long as Kohaku stayed with Sesshomaru, he'd be safe. Once the jewel was complete, Kagome made her wish, the only wish she could think of that was not selfish. She wished the jewel to diappear.
Time seemed to speed up after that. Only a week later Kagome realized her period was late. Koga confirmed her pregnancy not long after. He could smell the difference in her scent. The moment he knew, he made sure the entire wolf pack knew. At first, they treated her differently, like she was fragile and disabled. It didn't take long before she had an epic proportion blow up. She was so mad her pink miko powers made themselves visible in her aura as she told the women trying to rub her feet to get lost.
It took Sango dragging her to the hot tub by her arm to get her to mellow out. None of the wolves or Shippo could get anywhere near her without getting a nasty shock of purification powers. Kagome laughed as she thought about it. It was her first pregnancy blow up. Koga kissed her butt for weeks afterwards and Kagome lapped it up greedily. She no longer had people trying to wait on her hand and foot, but she told them she'll probably need them later in the pregnancy when she was the size of a house. They weren't sure how long she'd carry since a typical wolf gestation period is around 75 days. Humans stayed pregnant much longer.
Judging by the size of her stomach, she'd say she was already six months or so. Kagome lowered herself in the water so only her nose was above the surface. Thoughts of her mother lingered in the back of her mind. What would she say or do if she found out her daughter was pregnant? She was far too young for children in her time, but here in the Sengoku period, she was plenty old enough.
She finished her bath and walked back to the fire Where Ayame was still sitting. She had moved from the fallen log by the fire over to the ground with her back resting against the tree trunk. Her feet was stretched out before her and her and rested on her baby bump.
"Are you ready for babies?"
Kagome chuckled. "Nope, but I don't think anybody is ever ready for kids." She sat down on the log and ran her fingers through her wet hair.
"I'm scared." The ookami admitted.
"Oh, honey, you'd be crazy if you weren't." She slid over to her friend and patted her shoulder. "You'll be a great mother and Inuyasha will be great with them too."
Tears flowed down Ayame's cheeks. She wiped at them like they offended her. "I can't stand these crazy emotions."
"How do you think I feel?" Kagome rubbed her bump. "I'm carrying a hanyou, not easy work, let me tell you. At least your body is equipped to handle demon strength and energy, mine isn't. I'm so tired all the time and when the baby kicks, I swear he cracks a rib. I wouldn't be surprised when he gets bigger if he broke one." As if on cue, the baby kicked. She winced.
"Just be lucky, your miko powers aren't trying to purify it."
Kagome's eyes went wide and tears filled them. "You mean I could…" She covered her mouth with her hand and bit down to keep from gasping. The thought of her miko powers harming her child never occurred to her.
"Oh! Oh!" Ayame scurried to her knees and dropped her hands on Kagome's shoulder and squeezed. "I'm sorry! I didn't mean to upset you!"
She sniffled. "But you're right…I could hurt my own baby."
Ayame shook her head. "No, if your body was going to hurt the baby, it would have done it already." She moved her hands from her shoulders to her friends baby bump. "I can feel its power. Its aura has a blend of Koga's demonic energy and your purification. It's a perfect blend of miko and youkai."
Movement in the brush caught Ayame's attention and she looked over her shoulder. Koga and Inuyasha burst into the clearing. Koga noticed his mate's tears and rushed to her side to offer her comfort. She was so easy to set off these days he wasn't sure what to do with her. He could tell her good morning and she'd start crying. He made a silent vow to that as long as the pup born was male, he'd never impregnate her again. He wasn't sure he could handle five or six months of this.
Koga and Inuyasha paced nervously outside the mouth of the small cave. Both Ayame and Kagome were inside. Both were in labor. Kagome was early and that made Koga even more nervous. He wanted nothing more than to barge into that cave and be by her side, but the midwife told him the birthing room was no place for a man.
Both men cringed every time one of the girls screamed. If they didn't know any better, they'd bet their favorite body part somebody was killing them. After several long, painful hours, one of the healers came out to greet the nervous fathers. She walked over to Inuyasha.
"Ayame has birthed twin boys." She bowed deeply. "They are both healthy and surprisingly have no trace of human blood."
Inuyasha's eyes widened in surprise them smiled his usual cocky grin. "Can I see them?"
She shook her head. "No yet I'm afraid. Kagome is still in labor."
Koga growled. "How is that possible? Ayame went in labor first and was giving birth to twins. How does that work?" He caught the scent of worry from the healer.
"I'm afraid Kagome is having a hard time, the baby is coming out breech." She replied, keeping her head down.
Koga snarled and snapped his teeth together. His eyes flashed red and he ran into the cave despite being told he couldn't. He was the leader of this tribe and by the gods they would not stop him from being at his mate's side through this.
"Koga…" Kagome muttered between screams.
Koga grabbed her hand and squeezed. Her heart rate was off and her breathing was labored. "I'm here." He glared over at the midwife. "Is there anything you can do?"
The woman shrank away from the crimson glare of her alpha. "If we don't get this baby out, they both will die. I can remove the child, but it requires cutting Kagome's womb open and pulling the child out. If I do that, the child will live and there is a chance Kagome will die. But if I leave them, you lose them both."
He growled again then looked down at Kagome. She was staring up at him with her sepia eyes. Koga cursed under his breath. It was tough decision, but he refused to lose them both. He looked up at the midwife. "Do it."
Three days later found Koga rocking a newborn female hanyou in his arms. Her hair was black and she stared up at him with bright blue eyes. Her ears were pointed like his and she sported a black, furry tail. She looked like her mother. She reached up and snagged his fingers and pulled his pointer finger into her mouth. Koga smiled.
"Hey! Quiet hogging her!" Kagome shouted from her fur bedding.
Koga looked over his shoulder over at his still healing mate. He stuck his tongue out at her. "You just lay there like a good little girl and heal. I'll take care of Miku."
Kagome raised a brow. "Oh really? Last time I checked you lacked the proper body parts to feed her. Unless you you've been hiding something from me."
Koga looked at her funny for a second until he figured out what she was talking about. "Oh!"
"Why else do you think she's sucking on your finger like that? She's hungry. Give her here." Kagome reached out with her arms and took Miku from her mate's arms when he brought her closer.
In the cave beside them, Inuyasha and Ayame were arguing amongst themselves about whose turn it was to change the babies' diaper. While they were doing that, Shippo hovered over both babies, keeping them from crying, using his kitsune magic to entertain them.
(A/N: Ok, I know this is short epilogue and all that, but I wasn't sure what else I could do with it. I apologize once again for taking so long.)