Chapter 6: The Festival

Kagome was tense with excitement. She had her new Kimono on and was admiring it in the mirror. From the bed, Inuyasha also stared at the new garment, nearly drooling at himself.

'So beautiful.' He sighed. 'Just like someone from my time in that kimono.'

"We are going to have so much fun at the festival! Have you ever been to a new year's festival before?" Kagome asked.

"No, I have seen one though." Inuyasha replied.

"There is food, dancing, games, and music. When I was a kid I used to dance, but not anymore." Kagome was now struggling in her wooden shoes.

'They couldn't have made these things harder to walk in....' she thought helplessly.

"Sounds great! All the better if I am going with you." He said, smirking.

"Inuyasha?" Kagome said suddenly. "Lets go to one of these in your time!"

"The New Year's festival won't be until a year from now, but we can go to a harvest festival or something."

"Yay!" Kagome squealed in delight.

"Inuyasha?" she said again.

"Mmm?" he mumbled, rubbing up against her.

"Can we live in your time?"

"Hai, Kagome, Hai." Inuyasha had been waiting for her to ask that since the moment he had asked her to be his, hoping beyond hope that she would choose his time over hers.

The doorbell rang and she ran downstairs.

"Let's go, Inuyasha!" Kagome yelled upstairs. Darting down the stairs, Inuyasha landed lightly on one foot next to Kagome, planting a light kiss on her cheek.

"Awwwwwwwwww." Ayumi was now standing in the doorway, admiring the happy couple.

That night was like a dream. The evening was warm with an illuminated sky and nearly no breeze. Inuyasha and Kagome wandered around, accompanied by Ayumi and her boyfriend, Hideki. Chomping on fresh rice buns, the got their new year's fortunes and opened them.

Kagome's read: "Your future is bright, great luck will come to you, or already has." Inuyasha's read: "Your strength is great, use it to achieve happiness and to protect those who are close to you."

"Perfect!" Whispered Kagome, giggling as Inuyasha nipped at her neck.

"Not here, Inuyasha." She insisted, pulling away.

"Why not?!" he said, disappointed.

"There are people around!" she held.

"So?" He retorted, pulling her back in his arms. "We're supposed to have fun tonight and help bring in the New Year. What better way to welcome it then this?"

"Ok..... I suppose this once." Kagome said, returning his kiss that was muffling her speech.

A few people stopped to admire the happy couple, a few just stopped to scowl, muttering things like 'Get a room.' But the only thing each of them noticed was each other. As the peaceful night ended, all seemed right with the world. Kagome was in Inuyasha's strong grip, and her head was rested on his shoulder.

"Aishiteru, Inuyasha."

"Aishiteru, Kagome."

THE END! How was that for a waffy ending? I tried! Thanks, please tell me what you thought. Also consider reading my other fics: "The Great War", "Losing Control" and "Change and Cherry Blossoms" All are Inu/Kag fics! Ja ne.