The 5th Son

A/N- Ok guys, here is your alternate ending. Just remember that the original ending is the one that coincides with the sequel. Anywho, this chapter takes place right after Kagome was told she failed, in chapter 20.

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Chapter 22: Alternate ending

         Kagome looked at his retreating figure with tears in her eyes. "No" she said hoarsely.

"No! Don't leave me!" Kagome yelled as she began running after him. But he just faded off into the white nothingness without a trace.

"Inuyasha!!!"

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"Inuyasha!!!" Kagome screamed as she shot up in bed, tears flowing freely down her face.

And then two strong arms wrapped themselves around her and pulled her into a comforting embrace.

"It's ok Kagome. I'm right here." The figure spoke, pulling her closer.  Blinking back the tears Kagome turned and looked into those amber pools of emotion in shock.

"Inuyasha… You're alive." She whispered, hardly able to believe it. "Of coarse I am" he replied. "You saved me. You gave me some of your life energy, and saved me." He said smiling joyfully.

"I-it worked?" Kagome asked in disbelief. Inuyasha nodded. "But, but just now, you told me I failed, and-" she was cut off as Inuyasha placed a single finger over her lips.

"Kagome. As soon as the transfer was over, you passed out." He said pausing. "For a second we thought you were dead. But then we saw you breathing, and knew you were ok." He said calmly.

"Whatever it was you heard about you failing, was a dream, dear." He added in. Kagome sat for a moment contemplating this. It worked. It had really worked! Inuyasha was back, and she didn't fail!

'I can't believe it worked! Inuyasha is here, right now. Holding me in his arms!' Kagome thought, exhilarated.

Kagome turned and wrapped her arms around Inuyasha's neck.  Turning an interesting shade of red Inuyasha looked at her "Er.. w-what are y-you doing?" he squeaked.

Kagome smiled "Something I should have done a long time ago. And I'm going to do it now, before you end up dying again." She said playfully.

And then she tilted up her head and pressed her lips softly to Inuyasha's. Inuyasha didn't move, or even respond as Kagome pulled back. He just sat there in shock. Had Kagome really just kissed him!?

Kagome looked at him, and took his shock as a bad reaction. "Oh, I'm sorry." She said lowering her head sadly.

Inuyasha looked at her like she was crazy. And then placing his hand on her chin, he lifted up her head and looked into her eyes.

"Don't be sorry for taking my breath away." He whispered and then he kissed her passionately on the lips.

Now it was Kagome's turn to be in shock. But in no time she responded to the kiss, matching his passion with her own.

Inuyasha's tongue traced across her bottom lip, begging entrance, and she complied. Darting his tongue into her mouth Inuyasha explored the wonderfully sweet taste that only Kagome had as he ran his fingers through her hair.

'It's like a fairy tale come to life' Kagome thought in delight. Her, and Inuyasha, both alive, and both madly in love with one another.

And then there was a knock on the door. Reluctantly pulling back, Kagome smoothed over her tangled hair, and Inuyasha straightened his cloths.

"Come in." Kagome called as soon as they had finished. Peeking her head in Lady Mio spotted Inuyasha and Kagome, and smiled.

"She's awake now, everyone can come in!" Mio said as she walked in, followed by InuTaisho, Keita, and Sesshoumaru.

InuTaisho walked up and smiled down on Kagome. "I'm really proud of you, you know? Even though you didn't listen to me when I told you not to perform the spell, you still ended up saving Inuyasha. Thank you".

"It is good to see you up and well." Sesshoumaru said calmly. "Ya, we're glad you didn't kill yourself." Keita added in from behind.

"Oh! and it was the sweetest thing!" Mio chirped in. "Inuyasha stayed at your bed side the entire time that you were unconscious. He hasn't even been to his own room yet, or anything!" Mio lulled. "Isn't my son romantic?" she sighed.

"Enough with the mushy stuff mom" Keita said a bit in annoyance. "Oh, you're just jealous because Kagome didn't kiss you instead of Inuyasha.

"What!?" Inuyasha questioned. "Oh, woopsy." Mio covered her mouth. "Mother!" Inuyasha yelled in annoyance.

"I only snuck a little peak before I knocked, honest." Mio said waving her hands in innocence. Inuyasha shook his head "I'll get you back for this." He said sadistically. Mio 'eeped' and then hid behind InuTaisho.

InuTaisho chuckled and the turned back to Inuyasha and Kagome. "Well, we're all glad the two of you are ok." He said happily.

"Wait…" Kagome said looking around. "Where are the twins? Miroku? And Sango?" Kagome questioned.

"She's got a point, I haven't seen any them around for a while." InuTaisho replied. "Oh well, how about we go find some breakfast now?" Keita stated as he and the others left the room.

"And how about we go and see if we can find those four." Kagome said standing up and heading for the door, Inuyasha close behind.

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Walking down the halls Inuyasha and Kagome stopped as they suddenly heard muffled sounds coming from their right.

Turning they spotted a closet, and the closer to the closet they got, the louder the sounds became.

Turning the handle Inuyasha opened the closet door. And inside was Miroku and Sango tangled in one another's arms, kissing!

Abruptly stopping they pulled apart and looked at Inuyasha and Kagome. "Look who's gotten over their fear of haunted closets" Kagome whispered to Inuyasha. Inuyasha laughed.

"Uh, this isn't what it looks like" Sango said abashed. "Uh, ya. You see, I was just, uh. Performing a, uh…" Miroku paused for a moment.

"A Spell" Sango whispered to him. "Uh ya! A spell. I was just performing a spell to uh, make this closet no longer haunted!" Miroku said in a heroic voice.

"Suuuuuuure" Kagome mused. "We'll just leave you two to your 'spells' now" Inuyasha said shutting the closet door once more.

Sighing Inuyasha shook his head as him and Kagome walked down another hall looking for the twins. As they were passing by Inuyasha's room they hear noises and stopped.

Inuyasha stared at his door. "Oh, they better not have!" he growled as he pushed the doors open.

"Ok, and you should put that grave stone above his bed" Ryohei directed as Ryuichi struggled with the large stone.

"What are you doing to my room!" Inuyasha growled. Ryohei gasped and turned around. "oh, you're alive again. We had no clue!" he said innocently.

Ryuichi stopped walking towards the bed with the stone. "Who's alive again?" He asked as he turned to see who it was. "Inuyasha! You're alive!" he yelled dropping the stone in the process.

"Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!" he yelled as it hit his foot with a thunk. Pulling the stone off Ryuichi held his injured foot, while hopping on the other.

"Again I ask, what were you doing to my room!" Inuyasha demanded. "Well you see" Ryohei started "we were planning on bringing you back as a zombie. And we had figured that, as a zombie you'd want to have your room more, grave yardish looking." He explained.

Inuyasha clenched his fists "Out." He said as calmly as he could. "Ok!" was Ryohei's response as he ran out of the room.

"Hey, wait for me!" Ryuichi called hopping out on one foot after him.

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"Ah, the crazy lives we lead" Kagome sighed as she and Inuyasha sat on his bed. "tell me about it" he replied leaning back on his elbows.

"Inuyasha." Kagome inquired. "Ya?". Kagome sighed "When you were still, deceased … I had this dream."

Inuyasha eyed her "Ya? What was it about?" he asked. "Well, it had me, and you in it." Kagome said looking up. "And, at one part of it, you said that we'd be back together soon. And that our souls would be intertwined in an unbreakable bond." She said turning her gray blue eyes on him.

Inuyasha sat up all the way and looked at her "I think. That when you gave me some of your life energy… our souls became connected somehow, if that's what you mean." He replied.

Kagome nodded. "But" she spoke as the sun shone in through the window, endorsing  her figure in light. "If not. Then.. would you want to be with me? For the rest of your life?" she asked in a hopeful tone.

Inuyasha smiled, pulled her into his embrace and placed butterfly kisses along the length of her neck, tracing up to lips. "For all eternity, and still after that" he replied smiling.

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A/N- Well there it is. The alternate ending that you all probably liked more than the original ending. But you know what? The sequel goes with the original ending, and there will be better fluff in the sequel so Nya =P.

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