Disclaimer: Nope, nope, Dog Boy ain't mine, and neither is this song.
Did I spell that right?

Yea, I'm still alive and kicking, just perhaps the laziest Author ever.
I've been busy getting hooked on like....twenty animes and cartoons at
once, and it's real hard to write fics for them and Inu-Yasha, so I may
drop Inu for a little while (don't violate to much girls, leave some for
me) and try a few new twists and turns. Who knows, I might write ten times
as good with these new fics. Anyway on to what very well be my last chapter
in the songfics for a long time.

Check on me in a month or so; If I haven't updated, or made a new fic by
then, put me out of my misery.

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Inu-Yasha poked his head out the well for maybe the sixth time in two
months. Today was the new moon, so he could walk freely amongst the
'modern' humans. He checked that it was dusk and hurried to seek over to
the house Kagome now lived in.

Sure the quest was over. Sure, they'd agreed they should just be friends.
That didn't mean he couldn't still just check on her from time to time.
Right?

Right.

He crawled up the side of the house to Kagome's upstairs window and peered
inside to see Kagome cradling a baby to her beast. By the smell it was a
young male, and feeding.

"Hey! What are you doing?!" Shocked by the sudden noise, Inu-Yasha lost his
grip and fell onto his back.

"Owww..." he moaned sitting up. "Hey! What's the big idea!?! I coulda been
seriously injured!" Although he knew it wasn't true, it was something a
normal human would say. And always when he used that excuse on Kagome, she
would apologize.

Of course, this wasn't Kagome...

"Serves you right, ya Peeping Tom!!!" She yelled back, kicking him in the
face.

"YIPE!!" Inu-Yasha jumped to his feet towering overing over. "I'm no
Peeping Tom! I'm a friend of Kagome's!!"

"Oh yeah?" She growled in return, crossing her arms. "Whatcha name?"

"Inu-Yasha!" He said, proudly standing with his hands on his hips.

"Huh?! YOU'RE THE ONE?!"

***
I ran into a friend of yours the other day,
And I asked her how you'd been.
She said 'My girl is fine just bought that house, got a job, real good
man.'
I told her I was glad for you, that's wonderful,
But does she ever ask 'bout me?
'She says she's happy with her life right now, let her go, let her be.'
And I told myself I would
But something in my heart just would not let you go.
I just wanna know...
***

"One what?"

"The one Kagome used to pine over!"

"Pine...?" He blinked. Why would Kagome turn into a tree over him?? She
sure didn't smell like pine. More like wildflowers and..

"Yeah. At least until Hojo proposed. That's their house you know. They've
got a son and everything. I think it turned out ok for her." She paused.
"What about you?"

"Me? I'm fine...I just hadn't seen her around...wondered why..." He
shrugged.

"Oh...?"

***
What if we were wrong about each other?
What if you were really made for me?
What if we were supposed to be together?
Would that not mean anything?
What if that was supposed to be my house that you go home to everyday?
How can you be sure that things are better?
If you can't be sure your heart ain't still here with me?
Still wanting me.
***

Inu-Yasha shrugged.

"Still care, huh?"

Inu-Yasha froze, looking her in the eye. "Is it your business?"

She blinked, then shrugged. "Maybe, but as a friend, I'm supposed to look
out for Kagome. I'm not gonna let you ruin everything her and Hojo have
worked so hard to get." She narrowed her eyes. "I'm not."

Inu-Yasha felt something deep in his stomach twist in an uncomfortable way.

***
Your friend asked me if there was someone special in my life that I was
seein',
I told her there was no one in particular,
There's just I, myself and me.
I told her that I dream of you quite often,
She just cut her eyes at me,
She said you got a home, you're very happy,
So just stop your meddling!
I told her that I would,
I said things are cool, but I guess I was wrong.
I still can't move on.
***

The light on the porch came on, and door opened. A figure stood in the
doorway, and Inu-Yasha spun around when the scent wafted to him. He stared
as she should in the doorway.

"Inu.......Inu-Yasha...?" Kagome whispered her eyes wide, the baby still in
her arms, now asleep.

Inu-Yasha felt his chest tighten, and his heart ache. She was there, right
there. He'd never pictured her a mother, a wife, to anyone but him anyway.

And it hurt, knowing she belonged to someone else.
***
What if we were wrong about each other?
What if you were really made for me?
What if we were supposed to be together?
Would that not mean anything?
What if that was supposed to be my house that you go home to everyday?
How can you be sure that things are better?
If you can't be sure your heart ain't still here with me?
Still wanting me.
***

"INU-YASHA!!" Kagome yelled as he leaped off into darkness, disappearing
from view.

Inu-Yasha stayed close, and waited til the friend was gone and things had
quieted down. He hopped to the side bottom floor window which overlooked a
living room and dining room. He swallowed dryly as he watching Kagome
cradling the baby still, setting the table one handed.

He looked at the pictures lining the living room. There were lots. Pictures
of the wedding, the baby's birth certificate, one of the father asleep on
the couch with the baby sleeping on his chest, one of Kagome sleeping
sitting up while the baby chewed on her hair.

Pictures of her family with the baby, of him and the gang back in the
feudal era....well, they weren't beyond the well anymore. They all had
migrated to Kagome's time. Not him. He couldn't come. Doing so would mean
giving up his demon self like Shippo, becoming human....

But, as he looked at the pictures, he began to regret his decision, their
decision to remain but nothing more. He began picturing himself in those
pictures of Kagome and the baby. Him smiling proudly as his son pulled
Miroku's hair. Him leaning over the crib, busted admiring his son. Him in
the family photo where Kagome looked gorgeous wearing a princess-like
kimono, while the baby was wearing a lord's robes, which were too big on
him.

He was startled by the rumbling sound of a car pulling into the driveway.
Kagome rushed to the door to meet her husband, and kissed him on the lips.

***
Now that could be my car,
That could be my house,
That could be my baby boy that you're nursing.
That could be the trash which I always take out,
That could be the chair I love to chill in.
That could be my food on the table at the end of the day.
Hugs and the kisses, all the love we make.
What the hell do you expect me to say?
What if it's really supposed to be this way?
What if you're really supposed to be with me?
(Ooohhh!)
***

Inu-Yasha dug his human nails into the wood around the window, wanting
badly to crash through the window and rip that human to shreds.

But Kagome was his mate.

Kagome was the human's mate. He had every right touch her, hold her, kiss
and comfort her. He had a right to make her bear his children...

Inu-Yasha barely held back a feral howl and dashed back to the well. He had
hours for the sun to rise, but he didn't care. He'd wanted to talk to
Kagome. But...she had a family.

The thought struck him hard.

She had a family alright.

He just....wasn't part of it...

***
What if we were wrong about each other?
What if you were really made for me?
What if we were supposed to be together?
Would that not mean anything?
What if that was supposed to be my house that you go home to everyday?
How can you be sure that things are better?
If you can't be sure your heart ain't still here with me?
Still wanting me.
***

He wasn't part of her family, simply because he'd chosen the wrong way.
He'd chosen to stay behind, keep his pride, his power...and lose her. That
human had simply mended the broken Kagome as she had mended a broken him.

The difference was she stayed.....Inu-Yasha hadn't.

If only....if only he could've made himself stay.

***
What if we were wrong about each other?
What if you were really made for me?
What if we were supposed to be together?
Would that not mean anything?
What if that was supposed to be my house that you go home to everyday?
How can you be sure that things are better?
If you can't be sure your heart ain't still here with me?
Still wanting me.
***

"INU-YASHA!!!"

Inu-Yasha awoke with a jolt to glare at the fox kit. At least, he'd thought
it was the fox kit...Sure the kid looked like Shippo, but the hair was
black and there was no tail.

But the scent was the same.

"Inu-Yasha, since the quest is over, we're going to live with Kagome!!" The
human Shippo yelled excitedly. Inu-Yasha blinked. This was similar to his
dream....

"Are you coming?"

The question startled him, the others were there, by the well. Suddenly he
understood what someone was trying to tell him.

He waited til they'd all gone in, then hopped inside. He wouldn't regret
losing her.

How could he....if he never did?

***
What if we were wrong about each other?
What if you were really made for me?
What if we were supposed to be together?
Would that not mean anything?
What if that was supposed to be my house that you go home to everyday?
How can you be sure that things are better?
If you can't be sure your heart ain't still here with me?
Still wanting me.
***

"Ryu! Slow down!" Kagome called, walking after her son. Her yellow umbrella
stood clearly in the rain, but Ryu's gray one did not.

"Ryu! Honey, you're going to slip!" She felt a hand on her shoulder.

"Let him play." Her husband said smiling, his long bangs shading his eyes.
"He's not going to listen anyway."

"You would know. He gets it from you. Stop encouraging him!"

"Why should I? You're white, and it's raining." He grinned and shoved her
out from the umbrella.

"AGH!! YOU PERVERT!!"

Inu-Yasha and Kagome laughed from the steps, watching Sango and Miroku
being idiots, Shippo, sleeping nearby, and Kagome stomach ripe with
expectance.

Inu wasn't going to worry about the 'what ifs' anymore. His hands were to
full anyway.

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