A/N: The epilogue! …Sort of. Anyway, this has got to be the cheesiest and shortest epilogue of all time. I hope you guys enjoy it, LOL.~*~Epilogue~*~
"So, how did Higurashi-san respond to you grandfather?" Rika asked in their few precious minutes before class started.
Haruka shrugged, "Dunno. After half an hour, I checked in his room and they were gone! After a few hours, Gramps came back and I asked about her, but he just grunted and locked himself in his room."
"Strange. I guess we'll just have to ask her about it after class."
The bell rang and they took to their seats.
"Hello, class," a high-pitched, breathy voice came from the doorway and everyone in the room craned their necks to see who it was. It was a freakishly skinny woman with fake blonde hair and red-framed glasses.
Haruka's eyebrows shot up to disappear in into her hair. This was the first time in the entire year that she'd been gone. What could have happened? She turned to look at her friends to see identical startled looks on their faces.
They turned their eyes back to the skinny teacher as she took role. For now, all they could do was wait.
Kagome sighed contentedly as she leaned against Inuyasha. They were sitting in the branches of the Goshinboku and she couldn't be happier. Gently, he nuzzled his nose against her neck, deeply inhaling her scent. She giggled at the sensation. He smiled in return and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek.
"I can't believe you're back."
Kagome laughed, "You've said that at least a hundred times since yesterday."
"That's 'cause I mean it."
Kagome turned her head to rest it in the crook of his neck. "I missed you so much."
He grinned, "Me too."
She looked up at him expectantly and he smiled, knowing the look. He leaned down and gave her a kiss on the lips. He savored the feeling and the taste. He'd been waiting for an agonizing five years for this. He'd thought that he would never see her again; it was expected. She had, after all, disappeared before his very eyes. His heart had been broken. He refused to eat, to sleep, to talk. It went on for months until Miroku and Sango managed to snap him out of it.
And when, nearly a year later, the two had gotten married, he couldn't help but sink once again into his depression. He knew that he would never be able to share his life with anyone but Kagome. He'd wished desperately that the ones standing before the priest, reciting their vows were Kagome and he. But on the inside, he knew it could never be.
But now, new possibilities suddenly had sprung up. He could get married. He could start a family. His arms tightened around Kagome. He would never, ever, let her out of his sight again.
"You know… we ought to let the others know I'm back."
Inuyasha gave a short laugh. They still hadn't told the others yet, in their haste to reacquaint themselves. Inuyasha flushed at the memory and shook his head as if to dislodge it from his mind.
"Yea, you're right."
He gripped her firmly around the waist and jumped to the ground beneath them. She released her hold around his neck and she slipped her hand into his as they made their way to the village.
"Where do you think he is?" Sango asked her husband. In her arms was their first baby, Kohaku, in memory of her brother, whom had died after they extracted the shard from him. The baby was currently sleeping soundly.
"Don't worry about him. He knows how to take care of himself. He's probably by the well again." Miroku soothed.
Sango shook her head pityingly. "Poor Inuyasha…" When Kagome had left, they all had been stricken by grief, but Inuyasha was the one who took it the hardest. He'd taken to waiting by the well nearly everyday, if only to reminisce about his past.
They both looked through the window in the direction of the well… and their jaws dropped.
There was Inuyasha, with a look on his face that they hadn't seen since Kagome left. And next to him, holding his hand was…
They looked at each other, stunned, for a second. In the mad scramble to get out the door that followed, baby Kohaku awoke and was nearly dropped. The both of them struggled to get through the door at the same time, before they compromised and Sango stepped through first. The two of them ran to the approaching couple, still in awe. Was that really Kagome?
"Sango-chan! Miroku-sama!" Kagome beamed. She unclasped her hand from Inuyasha's and ran to embrace her friends.
"Kagome-chan!" Sango half-sobbed, half-laughed. "I can't believe you're back!"
"I've missed you guys so much! And is that your baby?" She cooed and stroked Kohaku's cheek. Sango gave the baby to Miroku and pulled Kagome into a tight hug.
"Gods, we thought we'd never see you again! How in the world did you get back?" She queried.
Kagome reached into the neck of her shirt and pulled out the Shikon no Tama that the Inuyasha back home had given her.
Sango cocked her hand, "I don't understand. Inuyasha tried with the jewel already and it didn't work."
Inuyasha reached into the neck of his shirt and pulled out an identical jewel. The jaws of Miroku and Sango dropped for the second time that day.
"H-how…?" Miroku stuttered.
"I met up with an Inuyasha in my time, yesterday. He said he'd been waiting five hundred years just to see me and he gave his jewel to me in the hopes that it would take me through the well and mend his past."
Miroku whistled, "Five hundred years? If that was me, I'd— " Miroku suddenly noticed the frosty look directed at him by his wife.
"You'd?" Sango urged in a dangerous voice.
He gulped, "I'd wait just as long, my dear."
"That's what I thought."
Kagome laughed. "It's so nice to be back."
Inuyasha wrapped his arms around her shoulders tugged her into his chest. "We all missed you." He said softly against her ear. She smiled at him and leaned up to plant her lips on his. He returned the kiss eagerly.
"Get a room!" Miroku snorted as they continued to kiss, ignoring their audience (albeit an unwilling audience).
Inuyasha pulled back and smirked at her. "Come on, bitch, let's go inside."
Kagome frowned. "I'm gone for five years and you still call me names? I thought we were past that!"
"Stupid! I'm a dog demon and you're my woman. It's an honor to be called a bitch!"
"Not to me! I'm a human and to humans that's an insult!"
"You're being stupid!"
"No, I'm not!"
"Yes, you are!"
"No, I'm not!"
"Yes, you are!"
"I'm not! SIT!"
A strangled curse burst from Inuyasha's mouth before he found himself embedded in the ground.
Miroku shook his head and chuckled. He put his harm around his wife's shoulders. "Looks like things are back to normal."
She smiled, "I agree."
A/N: THE END!!!!! Short? Yes. Cheesy? Most definitely :3 God, it took me so long to finish this five chaptered story! I'm thankful for all the support you guys gave and I hope you've enjoyed reading it (however bad it was =P). A corny ending, but… it was fluffy, right?? I'm just glad this is over and done with! Now I can move onto writing and finishing my other stories. Bye!
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animemistress419: Thanks! Heh, I hope the epilogue didn't disappoint you. It was really short, but then again, the story was already pretty much finished by chapter 4. The epilogue is just to wrap things up. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my story! Alana-star: Heehee, aren't they the cutest couple in the world?! I love them!! Thank you for reviewing this story and I hope you've enjoyed it! Now that it's finished, I just have to finish up NLA and onto chapter 6 of Dr. Do-Youkai ('cuz I know you love dat story ^_~)!!Thank you everyone for your support!!!!