When Angels Cry

Chapter 24 : Miracles and Angels

....................SANGO'S POV....................

Both Miroku and I were looking for our friends. We had seen the two fighting (as usual) because Kikyo was being a bitch (as usual) and also because of Inu Yasha's short temper (as usual) and Kagome's jealousy (not so usual). The reason we were scurrying around the whole gym looking for both Kagome and Inu Yasha was because Mr. Totousai and Mrs. Kaede had just announced that they had counted the number of votes for the Halloween King and Queen.

I am positively sure that Kagome and Inu Yasha would be the King and the Queen for the night. What could I say? Even though I also wanted to be the honored couple, I knew that I could held no competition to the two of them. But hey, don't get me wrong, I'm not jealous or anything. In fact, I'm happy and proud for them. So now, the problem? MIROKU AND I (Miroku being under my threat) COULDN'T FIND BOTH KAGOME AND INU YASHA!

I sighed heavily as I glanced around the crowded gym.

"Sango, my dear... relax! For all we know, they might not even be the winner!" Miroku said, comforting me. My only reaction was to sigh once again. Unexpectedly, a pair of strong arms pulled me into a gentle hug.

"I think you're sighing too much for the night." teased my boyfriend. I laughed.

"I just want them to be here when the Heads (meaning Mr. Totousai and Mrs. Kaede) declared their 'throne' for the night." I explained once again. This time, it was Miroku's turn to sigh.

"My dear Sango. Have you no confidence with us winning the title King and Queen?" I looked up and was, for a moment, lost in the deep blue ocean of Miroku's eyes. But then, I shook my head.

"It's not that I don't have confidence or anything, but I just have a feeling that this is a very, very special night for Kagome and Inu Yasha. (A/N How right could she be?!?! :P) And I'm a bit worried because I didn't vote." I stated. The only reason I didn't vote was because I made a promise with Kagome that neither of us will vote for the other. I see no point in voting for myself, so I just didn't vote. Miroku shook his head. I could tell he was a bit annoyed, and I'm not blaming him. I guess I am a bit too eager for something that was truly none of my business. Finally, I hugged him back.

"I'm sorry Miroku. Well, fine then. I guess all we have to do is just stand here while we wait." I said. Miroku smirked.

"Stand? Hell no. This is a dance for goodness sake. Let us dance while we wait." Miroku said, taking my arm and dragging me to the dance floor. I smiled at myself as we began to follow the rhythm of the beat. My eyes caught sight of Rin and Sesshoumaru. Damn, I forgot about them.

As I stared hard at the two of them, I realized that they'll make a perfect couple too, even though it was hardly visible if you give them a short glance. But the more you look at them, you could see their love towards each other was immense.

"Did I tell you how beautiful you are tonight?" Miroku interrupted my thoughts. I smiled as I felt Miroku sniffing my hair (lol, maybe he learned that 'technique' from Inu Yasha? LOL).

"You're just as handsome, houshi-sama." I teased him. He laughed softly. We then danced for some more time before the loud speaker boomed Mr. Totousai's voice.

"Are you guys having a blast?!" he shouted. Immediately, there was a rush of 'YES' or 'YEAH' from the students.

"Well, I don't want to disturb this special night. But Mrs. Kaede and I had personally counted the number of votes you had given to us. So... ready to know who's the King and Queen for the night?"

Again, the erruption of agreements blasted from the sea of students. Mr. Totousai smiled and he cleared his throat.

"You know, there was something interesting when we counted the number of votes." the principal explained. "Even though we have a lot of nominees, there seemed to be only a few couples that were repeatedly chosen. And guess what? One couple beat the rest only by one vote!"

The sea of students errupted with amazement. So it was a tight competition... so what? It doesn't necessarily mean Miroku and I have a chance...

"But since we can't find the winner, which will stay unnamed, we decided to give it to their runner up. The only problem was, we have a tie for the runner up! Well, our problem was solved when one of the couples came to us and declined their title! Now, isn't that interesting? So anyway, let us go straight to declaring who the heck is the royalty tonight!" Mr. Totousai paused for a dramatic event before continuing.

"So... the Halloween King and Queen for the night are... MIROKU HOUSHI AND SANGO TAIJIYA!!!"

See? He even said a name I barely knew... wait... WHAT?

Beside me, Miroku was gaping and I could feel all the attention settled on us. Did... did Mr. Totousai just shouted... our name?

It was as if in slow motion that Miroku finally took my hand and led me to the stage. I must have been gaping because I could hear some laughter from the sea of students. I immediately closed my mouth when I reached Mr. Totousai and Mrs. Kaede.

My eyes then settled on the crowns on Mr. Totousai's hand. Mrs. Kaede then leaned down and hugged me. The next second, she was placing a crown on Miroku's head and then on mine. Finally, her back was on us.


Immediately, I could feel Miroku's gaze at me. I heard him saying,

"See? I told you we'll make it." I was still in shock to say anything. He must have noticed this and grinned. Before I could do anything, he leaned in and kissed me. Immediately, everything rushed back and I realized what we were doing. Soon, my body began to kiss him back. Out of the corners of my eyes, I saw both Mr. Totousai and Mrs. Kaede shaking their heads while I heard the whole crowd cheering us on.

Oh, what a night...

....................LET'S GO TO KAGOME!!!....................

....................KAGOME'S POV....................

I'm in love with you...

My mouth fell open the moment Inu Yasha's words made sense in my brain.

All of a sudden, a sudden rush of emotions swept over me. Immediately, I wanted to cry, yet I wanted to laugh too. I wanted to hug him, but I wanted to punch him for possibly playing with my mind. I wanted to smile, but my face would not twist like I order it to.

I glanced up and tried to see plainly whether he, the guy who meant so much for me, was lying or not. His amber eyes reflected his shock, his disbelief that he had just made a confession.

But that was not the thing I need to make sure of. I need to make sure whether he actually regretted telling me that he loved me, if he indeed was telling the truth.

I must have stared disbelivingly at him for ages, because his expression slowly changed from shock towards... nervousness. Wait, why was he nervous? Why?

Slowly, he opened his mouth and, as if in slow motion, I heard his words, explaining.

"Listen, Kagome." I looked up at him, indicating that, indeed, I was listening. He seemed to be rather surprised by the amount of attention I was giving him, but soon he regained his composure and started once again.

"I know what you must be thinking right now... and I know I was a complete fool for not thinking twice before I said the things that I did... but..." he took a deep breath and closed his beautiful, amber eyes. "But, I just want you to know that... I meant exactly what I said."

He stopped, as if expecting me to say something. But what could I say? I don't know... I don't know what I should do right now! So, instead of answering him, I stayed quiet. In response, he cleared his throat and continued.

"I was planning on telling you about my feelings sooner or later. I just didn't know when. But I do wish that I had not confessed to you in a situation like this." He stopped again, as if finding speaking a hard task. It was, really, at that moment.

"I understand if you don't look at me the same way as I do to you... but..." once again he trailled off.

'Wrong! You're wrong! I love you so much... it hurts!!!' I yelled inside my mind. However, before I got a chance to say anything, he cut me off.

"But... I just want you to know that I never felt this way to any other girl before. Not even to Kikyo. Whenever I see you smile, you brought happiness into my heart. It was too late before I realized that I... well, literally, became addicted to your smile. I wish I can see you smile everytime, every second. I want to be together with you. Everytime I'm not with you, my mind seeked you. It searched for you. I kept on thinking about you. I asked myself, why am I feeling this? Then I realized it. I'm in love... with you.

"The only reason why I didn't tell you all of this any sooner is... well... because I'm afraid. I don't have any idea of how you are feeling towards me. So... in my agony... I told myself that my feelings towards you might not be love afterall. However, I know I was fooling myself. This feeling is so strong, it would have killed me if I didn't say it anytime soon. But, why tonight... I don't know. Guess this is an effect from holding this feeling for way too long, huh?" Inu Yasha tried to joke, but to no avail.

Then there was silence...

I was too shocked to say anything. All this while... he was always... always... thinking about me. That single thought brought me unexplainable happiness.

I looked up and saw Inu Yasha's expression. It was out of shock and... concern? Why was he concerned?


Splash? Water?

Hesitantly, I brought my trembling hands to my face. Tears?

Am I... crying?

Why am I crying?

Before I could even answer this question, Inu Yasha rushed beside me.

"Kagome? Are you okay?" He gently placed his hands on my shoulders. His warmth sent chills down my spine, and I felt a swept of comfort and safety right at that moment. But he must have mistook my expressions. He gave a downward glance and slowly took his hand back.

"You... you can't accept my feelings, huh?" he questioned. My eyes widened with shock and I opened my mouth to say something, but was interrupted.

"No, it's okay, Kagome. I don't need to hear any explanation. Just..." but he never did finish that sentence, for immediately I hugged him, sending him backwards a few steps.

"You baka." I sobbed, finally saying something after all these times.

"K... Kagome?" he asked, as if not believing that I was actually hugging him.

"Don't just jump into conclusions. You kept on interrupting me... how could I explain to you that I am feeling the exact same thing you are feeling?" I sobbed, my voice muffled because my face was covered by Inu Yasha's firm chest. My tears were making his hanyou costume wet.

There was silence for a few minutes, only broken by my uncontrollable sobs.

"Th... Then why are you crying?" he asked, his hands making a firm barrier around my waist. It felt so right!

"Because... because..." I sobbed, trying to find the answer. Suddenly it dawned on me.

"Because I'm glad." I said, holding Inu Yasha even tighter than before.

I glanced up and saw Inu Yasha was too shocked to reply me. He slowly released his grip and looked at me.

"You're... glad?"

I smiled and nodded, too happy and still to shocked to say anything.

"Then... then... does that mean... you actually... accepted my feelings?" He asked. I smiled.

"Not only I accepted your feelings, but I love you back."

It was as if in slow motion that I saw Inu Yasha's smile. Immediately, an unexplainable happiness swept over me the moment I saw his smile. I couldn't help but to smile back. Suddenly he reached out and hugged me really, really tight.

"Are you serious? Are you freaking serious, Kagome?" he asked me. I smiled at myself and whispered a yes. Immediately, Inu Yasha took a deep breath.

"Oh my god..." he released me and looked deep into my eyes. His amber orbs reflected his unshown feelings. A mixture of happiness and excitement blends itself inside his mind. I reached up and touched his face gently. He closed his eyes at my touch.

"You know... I'm glad you have a habit of not thinking before you say something." I teased. He chuckled softly as his hand grabbed my hand and brought it down, not letting go.

"I'm so happy. I don't know what to say right now..." he whispered. I smiled, and leaned against his shoulder.

"Then you don't have to say anything..." I whispered back. He smiled, but he once again interrupted the silence.

"I only have to make sure of something." he stated. I cocked an eyebrow showing my curiosity. He placed his hand on my cheek and I smiled.

"So are we starting a relationship?" he asked, his eyes twinkling with both mischief and happiness. I laughed. Well, so declaring your love towards that special someone doesn't necessarily mean you're starting a relationship, huh?

I stared hard at my beloved's eyes and smiled for the millionth time that night. At the same time, my tears started to flow once again. I whispered a yes and immediately he hugged me.

"You're crying again..." he stated, erasing my tears.

"I'm just too happy." I sobbed on his chest. He caressed my hair and smiled. He brought me into the gardens of our school and he looked up.

"You know, you reminded me of a story my mom used to tell me when I was just a kid." Inu Yasha said, grabbing my attention.

"I do?" I whispered, taking a seat on the soft grass. I was a bit surprised at the sudden change of the topic. "How?"

Inu Yasha looked at me, smiled, and sat next to me.

"My mom used to tell me that miracles do happen in this world. However, in order for a miracle to happen, one must do something extraordinary. And it cannot be done alone." At that last sentence, Inu Yasha looked lovingly at me. I smiled back as I leaned back on his shoulder once again. His hand circled around my waist to pull me closer towards him. I willingly followed the force his hand implied.

"She said, every single living creature in this world has a certain someone they have to protect. And when one finds that certain someone, it feels like they had find the other half of their soul." Inu Yasha hesitated, and I glanced up at him. He then chuckled softly. "When I was a kid, my mom used to say that the person I will protect will be an angel. A pure, beautiful, kind angel. I used to laugh at the idea... that was until I met you." he stated, looking deep into my eyes.

I stared back at his endless amber orbs, and could clearly see the overflowing love he had for me. Now, why didn't I see that before? Before I could find an answer to that question, Inu Yasha had continued on with his story.

"So anyway, one day, I asked my mom what does 'miracles' have anything to do with 'protecting a special someone'. She smiled at me as she answered my childish question. She said that when your special person, the one you will protect with all your life, was crying because of you... and not because of sadness... but because of happiness... a miracle will happen. And then, she added, that for my case... it would be the angel. My mom had said that when my angel cries, a miracle is boung to happen any time soon."

I was quiet the moment Inu Yasha ended his little story. Realization hit me like a ton of bricks. Am I Inu Yasha's angel? I quickly looked up and saw that he was already looking at me, smiling contentedly.

"I realized you are my angel, dear Kagome." he said as he touched my cheek once again. Again, I was too happy to reply. Instead, a single drop of tear trickled over my face. Inu Yasha leaned over and dried the tear away.

"You've cried enough for a night, my angel." he whispered. He leaned closer towards me. I could feel his breath inches away from my face. Slowly, I closed my eyes and let our distance disappear.

A moment later, our lips met and he took me into a pleasant kiss. My mind blew off immediately and all I could feel was Inu Yasha's presence beside me. As the kiss grew deeper, I finally found the need of oxygen. Before long, Inu Yasha let go and I took a large quantity of the air around us. He smiled at me. I smiled back.

"Kagome, I love you so much." I leaned on his shoulder before replying.

"No words could even start to describe how much I love you..." Without even looking, I knew he was smiling.

"I wonder what our miracle would be..." he whispered to me. I smiled.

"Guess we'll witness it together." I said happily.

........................................ TO BE CONTINUED........................................

So very sorry for the loooooooong update. And so very sorry for the shoooooooooooort chapter. I'm sure all of you know that I was off to vacation (wink wink) and that when I was back here, school has started? Oh well, if you don't know... now you do. Lolx. I'm so sorry for the whole deletion thing. I was really down at that time and thought that I should just give up with everything.... it was really sad.

Well anyway, how do you like this one? Please review and tell me. Next chapter is way on its wayyy...

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