SF: OK, I have something interesting to say before the fic starts. Remember a few chapters ago when I said something about Sesshoumaru and a rock? Just in case you don't, the thought was about the episode where Sesshoumaru first meets Rin. Anyway, it's popped another fic idea in my head, but I'm too busy to do it. It's a great idea and would be a really cool fic if someone wants it. If you do, just check my bio page for it under Fic Challenge!!!!!

Special Note:

^ means flashback

~ means writing

Everything else is the same

Chapter Thirty-Nine: Reflections of an Unlikely Author

~ To think, four years have passed since then. I cannot help but wonder; how different would my life have been if Naraku had not decided upon world domination? And even after his decision, so many others could have been made that could have possibly ended up…I am getting off the subject, aren't I? I suppose that it was bound to happen, with all the chaos that has surrounded me my entire life.

But I still wonder, what would have happened if three other marshals had stepped into our hotel room, or our lives? I don't believe Inuyasha would be as happy as he is, nor would Rin or myself. ~


"Um, Sesshoumaru?"

Sesshoumaru looked up at the sound of his name, his previous musings forgotten as Sango approached him. "Yes?"

"Um, I think you should come with me. It's Rin. I think she's a little nervous."

Sesshoumaru nodded in understanding, then proceeded down the hallway, allowing Sango to lead him through the hallways of the church to Rin's dressing room. Sango walked in first, then opened the door and motioned for Sesshoumaru to follow her.

The entire female wedding party, including the maid of honor and flower girl, stood surrounding Rin. She fidgeted nervously in front of the vanity mirror, her hands flying between patting her hair and playing with one of the pearl decorations on her dress. She stood up the instant Sesshoumaru entered the room, hastily dried her cheeks and smiled.

"Hi Fath-I mean, Sesshoumaru-sama. I-" She glanced at the others, then said, "Could I get you guys to leave us alone a minute? I really need to talk to him about something."

"Sure," Sango said with a nod, then began to usher the other girls out. "Come on," she said as the last bridesmaid stepped over the threshold. "I'm sure this won't take long. Let's go bother the guys while we wait."

"Why not?" Sesshoumaru heard Katrina say as the door closed behind him. It wasn't long before their voices and footsteps faded altogether, leaving him alone with a very distraught bride. Sesshoumaru sat down in one of the chairs near the vanity and waited for Rin to settle down beside him.

"What troubles you?" he asked, a slight frown marring his normally stoic features. Rin shrugged, sniffed and said "I, I'm not sure. I-"

"Is this about Shippou?" he growled, his protective nature quickly bubbling to the surface. Rin quickly shook her head. "No, that's not it…well, it is and it isn't."

"You are speaking in riddles," Sesshoumaru told her. "I cannot fix it if you do not tell me what is wrong." To his surprise, she burst into tears, leaving him to watch as her mascara began to run down her cheeks in dark rivulets. He sat completely motionless for a moment, then reached over and gave her a gentle hug. "Shh, it's alright," he whispered, a feeling of nostalgia washing over him as he remembered whispering those very same words a few years earlier to this. 'It used to be nightmares, but now,' he said as he cradled the back of Rin's head and pushed it closer to his shoulder. 'Now, it's-'

"I don't think you can fix this Sesshoumaru-sama," she gasped brokenly. "I don't think anyone can fix this."

"Fix what? I cannot try unless you tell me what the problem is. Has Shippou offended you?" His eyes bled slightly at the thought, his voice becoming nothing more than a frightening growl. "If he has, I will-"

"No, he hasn't done anything," Rin sniffed as she looked up at him. "It's me. I-I don't know if I should marry him."

"For what purpose? I thought you loved him, and he you. Is that not what matters?"

"Well of course it matters!" Rin said with an offended giggle. "But…" Her smile died instantly, a curtain of doubt and unease shielding the normally happy woman from view. "I don't think it's enough in this situation."

"Why would it not be?" Sesshoumaru asked before grasping a box of Kleenex and drying her face. "You are not telling me something."

"It's just that," she smiled in thanks, then grasped the tissue and threw it into the wastebasket behind her. "I'll never live as long as him!" she finally blurted out as her sobs returned full blast. "I'll end up leaving him alone! I-I don't want to do that to him! It wouldn't be fair!"

"No, it wouldn't be fair, if it were to happen," Sesshoumaru agreed as he retrieved another tissue and handed it to her. "But I do not believe that is the case."

"What?" Rin sniffed, her nose wrinkling up a little. "What do you mean?"

"Well, if need be, you could use any number of the spells in Ah-Un's possession to prolong your life, but it is not necessary."

"What? Why not?"

"All Shippou has to do is mark you. You'll share his lifespan, and therefore live as long as he-"

"WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY SOMETHING EARLIER?!!!!" Rin cried, then gasped and clamped her mouth shut with her hands when Sesshoumaru winced. "I'm so sorry Sesshoumaru-sama. I didn't mean to yell. You surprised me. Why didn't you tell me earlier?"

"Because it's not common for a youkai to mark a human for his own," Sesshoumaru explained. "Even in the Feudal Era, it wasn't done without the lord of the land's permission. Since I am your guardian, and the lord of the land's he's native of, he had to ask me. I've already given him the approval."

"He….he didn't say anything about it earlier," Rin whispered. "Do you think he doesn't-"

"I've only recently given my permission," Sesshoumaru interrupted. "So I do not believe you should worry over such things." Sesshoumaru glanced up at the knock at the door, and then beckoned Sutaasafaia inside. Katrina and Sango trailed in behind her, each with the same worried expression written on their faces.

"Are you alright Rin?" Sutaasafaia asked softly. "Shippou's downstairs, and he's really worried about you."

"Yeah, I'm fine," Rin replied, then smiled happily. "I was just worried about something, that's all. But I'm fine now. Sesshoumaru-sama fixed it!" She threw her arms around his neck in a quick hug, and then released him so he could stand up.

"All is well now. I assume things will be ready shortly," he asked as Rin rolled her eyes behind him.

"Of course they will be! I'll be down in a sec!"

"Yeah, we have reconstruction to do," Sango teased, then she and the other women around her giggled at Rin's expense. Rin grinned sheepishly, and then gave Sesshoumaru a bright smile.

"Thanks Sesshoumaru-sama."

He lowered his head in acceptance before leaning over and whispering something in her ear. She gasped in surprise, her eyes widening impossibly as a single tear streaked down her face. Sesshoumaru turned and left without another word.

~My little Rin isn't so little anymore. She's an adult now, mated and soon to have pups of her own. I felt it right to tell her what I did. After all, it's not proper for a daughter to call her father by his first name.

That was three years ago, and she and that troublesome kit have been happy ever since. She still works for me, and he's still in law enforcement. From what I hear, he's quite the clever one. Perhaps he would be a useful company asset, if I could ever convince him to quit his job and work for me.

He's one of the few people to say no to me and live. How strange.

Speaking of strange, my dear brother seems to have become somewhat of an abnormality himself…


"It's hotter than all hell out here," Inuyasha grumbled from his seat at the picnic table. "When is Shippou going to get here with the beer?"

"There will be none of that here Inuyasha," Sesshoumaru growled as he, Ah and Un stepped out onto the patio. "You tend to lose yourself when you drink."

"So? I'd rather be lost than -"

"Hey you guys!" Shippou chirped as he dragged an enormous blue cooler outside. Rin grinned and waved from behind him, then hugged both Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha before skipping off to find Katrina and the others. "Sorry we're late! Traffic is hell!"

Inuyasha feh'ed at his excuse and grabbed one side of the cooler. He and Shippou carried it to the pool house, where Katrina and Sango were inside setting up a table.

"Oi, this thing is heavy!" Shippou grunted as they dropped the cooler onto the table. Inuyasha propped himself on the cooler lid while Shippou sat down at the table beside it. "Hey," Inuyasha suddenly said before shaking the cooler. "Does this thing sound funny, or is it just me?"

Sesshoumaru and Shippou leaned closer to it, both perplexed at the sound of water sloshing around inside it. "What the-" Shippou ripped the top off the cooler, peered inside and groaned.

"What?" Inuyasha shoved Shippou to the side, and then groaned before glaring at Shippou. "Where's the ice?"

"I think it melted," Shippou admitted as Miroku glanced inside the cooler. "But I don't understand. How did it happen?"

"It may have something to do with you leaving it outside for an hour while you went to the store," Rin offered as she walked past. Shippou stuck his tongue out at her, then slapped his forehead and grinned sheepishly at Inuyasha.

"Sorry about that," he apologized as Inuyasha fished a hand inside the frigid water and pulled out a beer. "I guess I forgot."

"Yeah, whatever," Inuyasha grumbled with a scowl. "I hate hot beer. Tastes like horse piss."

"And you know what horse piss tastes like?" Katrina teased before standing on her toes to kiss his cheek. "That's something to think about before kissing you."

"Yeah, whatever."

"Hey, didn't you just say that?" Miroku asked as he as Sango passed the beers around the table.

"Shut up Miroku. Man," Inuyasha said with a regretful sigh. "I really hate hot beer." He frowned when his breath danced along his hand and the glass, finding it surprisingly cooler than he expected. He stared at the bottle a moment, and then lightly blew on the glass. A slight fog lifted off the bottle's surface upon contact, something that went unnoticed to everyone but himself.


"What is it Inu-" Shippou stopped, as did the others as ice snaked up the bottle in Inuyasha's hand. "How did you do that?"

"I don't know," Inuyasha replied in a mystified whisper, then grabbed Sango's cup of soda. "I just said 'cool' and-" He watched as the yellow liquid froze before his eyes. He turned the cup upside down on the table and lifted it up, leaving behind a large block of Mountain Dew.

"Now that's cool," Miroku said as Sango touched the icy soda. "Hey, are you available for parties?"

"Shut up Mirok-"

"How long?" Katrina interrupted. She waited until Inuyasha looked at her to ask again. "How long have you been able to do that?"

"Well," he started as he scratched the back of his head. "It's been kinda on and off for a year. Today's the first day I've been able to control it. I don't even know where it came from."

"I do," Katrina sniffed. "It's a gift," she added when the others urged her to go on. "So learn to use it. I think he would have wanted it that way."

"He who?" Inuyasha asked, knowing that the others around him shared the same thought. Katrina shook her head, and then reached inside the cooler for one of the bottles. "Doesn't matter. Hey, do you think you could do mine?"

"Yeah," Miroku piped up as he and Shippou held up their bottles. "Give us a hand Inuyasha!"

"Forget it!" Inuyasha growled before smacking Katrina's hand away from the cooler. "You bastards can suffer for all I care. As for you-" he rapped Katrina's hand again, this time flinching when her eyes lightened to a steely gray. "No alcohol for you!"

"Why not?" she whined with a pout. Inuyasha patted her head. "Because-"

"You're pregnant, and are five months along from what I can sense," Sesshoumaru growled around his hot dog. He glanced around at the others questioning stares and shrugged. "What?"

"How do you know?" Sango asked. "I thought youkai could only sense their mates."

"Inu youkai can sense those around them, including you Sango. How far along are you?"

"Um, the second month," Sango admitted with a whisper. Miroku looked from her to Sesshoumaru and back again before saying "What?! Why didn't you tell me?"

"Well, we've only been married for a few months," Sango replied. "I guess I was just waiting."

"I can't believe it," Miroku said as he hugged her. "Who else here is expecting?"

"Hm," Sesshoumaru grunted, a little perturbed at being a walking EPT test before glaring at Shippou. "Is there something you want to tell us kit?"

"Holy shit!" Inuyasha exploded with a happy grin. "You're going to be a grandfather Sesshoumaru! I knew you were old, but that proves it!

~Inuyasha and his way of doing things. It is a wonder he still walks, with his mate's quick temper. Katrina's pregnancy was a rough one, if I remember correctly, but their children are quite…interesting. Twin girls, with their mother's eyes and their father's hair. They've shown no signs of their abilities yet, but they're only two. What can one expect?

I'm a grandfather, uncle and godfather all at once, yet I have no children of my own. I wonder what my mate will have to say about~

Sesshoumaru stopped, the scent of apple blossoms and thunderstorms flooding his senses seconds before the ebony waterfall cascaded over his shoulder. He turned just as Kagome kissed his cheek. "Well," he said as Kagome read. "What do you think?"

"No one's going to believe this," she said then tugged on his ponytail. "A miko and a youkai falling in love? How believable is that?"

"That, koi, is part of the story. That element of surprise and disbelief…and just what is so unbelievable about a youkai mating a miko?"

"Other than the fact that it's you, and you're a stick in the mud?" Kagome quipped sarcastically before leaving him to his work. Sesshoumaru watched as she shrugged out of her cover up, the same Braves jersey he'd seen her wear so many times before.

"Are you going to swim with me?" she asked, a smile creeping on her face as Sesshoumaru's eyes followed the magenta stripes that curled from between her breasts. They separated not too far away from her heart, the separate stripes creeping along the underside of her breasts to her sides. "Well?"

"Maybe sometime later," Sesshoumaru replied. "I really must finish this chapter."

"Suit yourself then," Kagome said with a sigh before sitting at the pool's edge. "But I bet you'd have more fun with me than that silly book any day."

She slipped effortlessly into the water, with Sesshoumaru waiting until she resurfaced before continuing to type on his laptop.

~She is another mystery in itself. She is so forgiving, and so loving; that it's hard to believe she's human. The stripes appeared not long after out mating, and they seem to grow with each year that passes. I know Rin does not have the stripes, nor does any other human who's mated a full youkai like myself. It's caused me to wonder exactly what kind of reaction her body really has to me, and what kind of reaction would it have if she were pregnant.

I think I'll have a talk with the little vixen and see if she's up for a little…experimentation…

We'll just have to see, won't we?~

Sesshoumaru inhaled deeply, and then released it as he closed his eyes. 'Do I really want children?' he asked himself as he opened his eyes and gazed into the water. Kagome peered over the edge at him, her blue-gray eyes sparkling with mischief in the afternoon sun. Sesshoumaru's head tipped to the side, his eyes crinkling slightly when she copied the action.

"Are you a mirror now?" he asked, his amusement coloring his voice.

"Are you a mirror now?" she repeated with a smile.

"Oh, now I get it." Sesshoumaru closed his laptop, making sure to save his progress before approaching the poolside. "You're a mocking bird then," he said as he kneeled before her. Kagome stayed quiet, choosing instead to gently push herself out of Sesshoumaru's grasp. "You are neither," he growled when Kagome smirked at him. "You are chicken."

Kagome's smirk disappeared instantly, a pout replacing it before she cupped her hands underneath the water and splashed Sesshoumaru in the face. He sat there quietly, with Kagome giggling as the water dripped from his soggy bangs and tail before growling and diving in after her. Kagome quickly swam toward the other side, her hand just touching the poolside before being jerked under water. She and Sesshoumaru emerged a few moments later, with Kagome shoving her hair out of her eyes and glaring angrily.

"You're a jerk, you know that?" she growled as he chuckled. "Don't laugh at me!"

"Of course koi. I wasn't laughing at you."

"Then what were you doing?"

"I was merely laughing with you."

"Grr…." Kagome tugged Sesshoumaru's ponytail, successfully removing his ponytail holder and flinging it to the chairs alongside the water.

"Why did you do that?" Sesshoumaru asked as he stroked a fingertip along her neck.

"Because you're a jerk," Kagome huffed, her arms folded across her chest. "So there."

"You did not think of me as such earlier," he said before placing a soft kiss at the base of her ear. Sesshoumaru smirked when she gasped, something he found he would never get tired of as he trailed open-mouthed kisses along her neck to her collarbone. One hand moved to stroke Kagome's neck as an arm wrapped around her waist and held her closer to him. Kagome shivered the instant Sesshoumaru's fingers touched the beginnings of the stripes in the middle of her chest, knowing that Sesshoumaru felt the intense jolt that passed through her.

Sesshoumaru smirk turned to a full smile at her soft moan as her arms encircled his waist. "Sesshouma-" She inhaled sharply when his fingers grazed the marks again, her body stiffening as Sesshoumaru waited for her to continue.

"Yes Kagome?"

"Can w-we get out now?" she asked, her voice shivery and off-balance. He touched the marks a last time before bringing them up and out of the frigid water, his nose finally able to sense the arousal he felt inside the pool.

"Is there anything else you'd like?" Sesshoumaru asked as he placed her in one of the many pool chairs near them.

"Yeah, I could think of something," Kagome replied before fisting her hands inside Sesshoumaru's collar and pulling him closer. "Can't you?"

"I believe I could manage…something." His mind fogged when she finally kissed him, his inner self vaguely remembering wanting to ask her something before slipping into the desire that awaited him.

'Besides,' he thought as he reclined the chair and settled himself over Kagome's smaller form. 'There will be time later to talk of those things.'


SF: (tosses up confetti) Yay! It's over! {::parties with the rest of the cast::} I want to thank everyone who stayed with me to the end of this-

Sesshou: I do believe you're forgetting something kencho.

SF: {::stops in the middle of the conga line, causing a four-cast pile up::} Huh? What did I forget? I explained what happened to Inuyasha, right?

Sesshou: {::as Inu-chan freezes a nearby fountain::} -_-' Yes.

SF: I made sure to keep Kagome alive and explained what happened to her, right?

Kagome: {::blushing::} Yeah.

SF: So what did I forget.

Sesshou: This Sesshoumaru's desire to extend his family.

SF: {::with Inu-cast::} O.O What?!!!

Sesshou: I am sure you heard me. Kenchos are well known for their hearing.

SF: Um, I don't know what to tell you Sesshou. The story's finished. The only way for you to get a kid is to do a sequel.

Sesshou: Exactly.

{All is quiet, then-}

Inu-cast/ Silver Fox/ SF: WHAAAAAATTTTTT?!!!!!!!

Silver Fox: He's high.

Inu-chan: He's got to be.

SF: But the idea isn't a bad one.

Inu-chan: What?! What the fuck are you talking about? You barely finished this one.

SF: True, but that's because work sucks. There may be a chance for a sequel, if I can come up with a good idea and get a couple of the other stories finished first. We'd have to see.

Inu-chan: I can't believe her. {::shrugs::} That's her problem though. Oh, don't forget to check the bio page for the fic challenge. Even I like the idea, and it's not necessarily a S/K fic!


Black Tigeress, MoonliteCrescndo, Youka, Youku's Little Vixen, PeachesDani, Waizu Yoru Ame Otome, InsanexPsycho, The-piro-16, Badgerwolf, Sukera, Battousai rk8520, Anastassia, CometsChaos, Sesshys Hime, Asian Anime-Chick, & Animeturtle932: Thanks so much you guys, for the reviews and the love!

Reality: Why do you guys think the worst of me? You know I'm not going to kill Kagome. That's another story. In this one, she's alive and well and...well, I guess you see that for yourself huh? But it's cool. I like to keep you guys guessing. Just wait. I still have other surprises in store for the other stories, and I may be convinced to do a sequel for this one.

Cynical Chaos: So sorry about the cliffies. Silver's normally the one who prevents that kind of thing, but he's studying for his exams. I feel so bad for him. I'll try really really hard not to put any cliffies in the new chapters for the other stories.

KoroshiyanoChibiBuddha: Um, I need all the feathers I have. I promise, I'll be totally still if I pull this kind of stunt again.

Nymph Demon: {::ghost floats around::} Um, how am I supposed to finish the story like this? Sesshou: {::unsheathes Tenseiga::} Return to your body woman. I will resurrect you. {::waits a moment, then::} (slash) SF: (stands up) Cool. Um, sorry for the way the last chapter ended. It was necessary, I assure you.

Fire Phoenix: Kagome's going to be just fine, if not a little...changed. Don't worry, she's still human, I think.

Nishigirl: You haven't reviewed in a while, I haven't updated in a while. I say we're even, don't you? Twists are my specialty, so if you ever need one holler at me and I'll see what I can do. I agree about the writer's block cure too. I think they should hurry up, and neglect those stupid diet pills that increase your sex drive and give you a tan all in one. Who on earth needs that pill? What about the other deadly diseases that are out there that are begging to be cured? (sigh) Sorry about that. I don't know what came over me.

Tokia: Thanks so much! You're the only one that doesn't want to kill me! Everyone else wants to pluck feathers and make falcon burgers out of me. (sniff) But I guess I do deserve it. Thanks for waiting for the last chapter before grilling me.

Blooded-Blade: Me too. It would suck for all of them to die like that. Jeez, give them a break, you know? Believe it or not, the only Tolkin book I've read is The Hobbit, you know, the one before The Lord of The Rings? That's the only one I've read and the book itself is old. I mean really old. Like, I've had it for at least six years (I think). I don't know how I managed to leave that disk in the back of my pants like that. I'm such a ditz sometimes! The only think I don't loose in there is socks! Oh well...and thanks for the cake!

BalooFairy: Kagome just has the worst luck, doesn't she? But don't worry, all's perfectly well, and we get to find out what happened to Inuyasha too!

Inuphoria: True, they have. That's why things have ended like they have. You know I'm a sucker for happy endings.

Rhexi: Did I complain? Oh, that wasn't what I meant. I had a least a few more that I planned to respond too, but they got washed out. Literally. I feel so bad. I'm so glad to have helped your conscience. It's not everyday I get to do that.

Tesa3: (slaps forehead) I can't believe I forgot to send you your alert! Where on earth is my mind lately? Silver: (walking past with nose in textbook) Most likely still at the zoo with the rest of you. SF . ^.^ Oh Silver? Silver: (stops walking, but doesn't look up) What now? SLAM!!! Yow!! (Holds his smashed nose) SF: Jackass. Anyway, what happens to Kagome is so cool, but it's nothing compared to what happens if Sesshou gets his way! I can't wait! Oh, and here. (hands over a heavy cast iron skillet) This thing is so much better than the stainless steel ones, and they're harder to dent.

Migele: I'm not going to kill her! You have my word. See, everything's perfectly fine. I know, I'm so wrong for the cliffie, but it was worth it.

Flame Dancer077: No killing the falcon until the end of the story. (shakes finger) Shame on you for trying. Oh, and thanks for the love too.

Sesshoumaru's Lover: The lemon chapter is missing because Silver is studying for exams. I'm rather hoping some kind soul will come along and send me their lemon to use. I totally refuse to copy someone else's, and all of mine suck so bad. I wouldn't make the girl that cut off my pigtail in the first grade read them. If you want to give it a go, go right ahead. First come first served and all that.

Puffin: I know, and in the rest of the stories that's what they do, but I wanted something different for this one. After all, the Tenseiga's being used for medical research, the Tetsusaiga's a satellite in the sky, why couldn't the mating ritual be different? So glad you liked it though.

KouseiJL: So sorry about the dragging the story out thing, but it's finished now! Yay! Kagome's going to be fine, as you can see. I thought it would be kinda cool to keep her human, but change her outward appearance. It kind of makes you wonder exactly what kind of effect would his blood living inside him would have...

Rageful Jewel: With the way Sesshou's been feeling lately, it's a wonder he still remembers his own name. However, you're right. She's fine, if not a little altered.

Starlight-Crazy: Thanks for the devotion, and for recommending this story to your friends.

Tsuki Yume: It almost was dragged on for weeks. Good thing the other stories went on strike. Hell, everyone went on strike but me.

Allore NightShadow: Hopefully you're still a free person. Forgive me for my tardiness if you're not.

Heikaru: You're the only one that cares to be honest with you. I was hoping someone would ask that question. See, the planned lemon would have explained that, but Silver spazed on me. So, let's just say that his previous activities before he went to sleep are why he's upside down and wondering why.

Meow~: I don't remember hearing that. I don't think she forgave him like you think. I'm not entirely sure. I didn't save the chapter, so I don't know for sure.

Gopher2806: Yeah, I would imagine that having a tooth rammed into your chest like a railroad spike would hurt. I think I would have hit him for it afterward. Kagome's going to be fine though, so no worries.

Tenyo: The lemon would be there, but Silver flaked on me! He's studying for exams. If you know anyone who would like to try, please send them my way! I'd really like to have that done, but my lemons suck. Thanks so much for the compliment, and for sticking with me for so long. I do have a question though. Do you use a Japanese/English dictionary? Would you happen to know where I can find one on-line?

NoLabel: I thought that little scene with Sesshou and Buyu was cute too. That whole fang thing was pretty cool though. Silver suggested something different than that whole mating mark thing, and I just ran with it.


Psycho Demoness: No, Kagome's not going to die. Not for a while anyway. You're right about the duct tape thing. I tied Silver to a tree once with duct tape, you know, like that guy in that cell phone commercial. I left him out there too, all night long! It was great….but you don't need to hear about how I torture my family members.

Miyumi, Kitsune_Bi, Hanoi, Fireash, Stormy Nights Rainy Days & Sylvianna: Thanks so much! I'm so glad you've enjoyed this story! I'm going to miss it so much, but I get that way with the others too.

LaDy_SeSs_B: I always update here, Fanfiction and A Single Spark on the same day. Fanfiction takes longer to load the chapter updates than the other sites.

Fluffy'sLova4Life: Should you want the job of lemon writer, you can certainly have it. I can't get Silver to do a bloody thing anymore. (sigh) But I'm glad you're enjoying the voo-doo dolls. You know what I like to do with mine? Stick them in a pan with some chicken and let them fry. It's great stuff!

InusDemoness: Dude, that wasn't the end. This is the end! Of course I wouldn't kill Kagome for the last chapter! Gah! I'd be featherless by now.

IsisTheEgyptianGoddess: (bows) Thanks so much! I'm so glad everyone's in approval with that heart on their sleeve thing. I was kinda worried about that, but I worry about everything.

BelleDayNight: (glomp) YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE WHO PICKED UP ON THAT!!!!! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!! And you are not a waste of time. I'll get right to them, even though I normally don't read Kenshin fics. I don't exactly know why, but I never have. Thanks for the love and hopefully a cure for writer's block will be invented!