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I'll be watching you…If I never knew you

If I never knew you
If I never felt this love
I would have no inkling of
How precious life can be

He sat there holding her for the first time since his death.  She had shown him the power of love.  Love came from the heart, mind and soul.  She loved him from the beginning, even after he hurt her time and time again.  She loved him despite his indecisiveness about the undead miko.  She loved him for who he was not what he was.  If it weren't for her, for her love of him, he would have been doomed long ago. He pulled her closer to his body, inhaling her sweet scent.

And if I never held you
I would never have a clue
How at last I'd find in you
The missing part of me

The woman who wept with tears of joy against his chest was indeed his better half.  For her he would do anything.  She was the part of him that made him want to prove to the world he was better than what they thought he was, a worthless halfbreed. She was…his soul mate.

In this world so full of fear
Full of rage and lies
I can see the truth so clear
In your eyes
So dry your eyes

Not wanting to see or hear her tears a second longer, he lifted her chin and brushed them away with his thumb.

"No more tears, life's too short for them." with that said he captured her lips with his sending thunder through both their bodies.  Their souls rejoiced.

And I'm so grateful to you
I'd have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you

He had spent most of his life alone.  Wanting to find a place where he belonged so he strived to be the stronger of his two halves.  Then he met someone.  Outside his mother, he never knew what love was.  From her he assumed love meant being someone else to make the other happy.  Then what he thought was love, betrayed him and he spent fifty years of his life pinned to a tree.

When Kagome freed him from his prison, he would have never guessed that she would also free him from his the confines of false love, that she would become the light in his darkness.

If I never knew you
I'd be safe but half as real
Never knowing I could feel
A love so strong and true

Kagome stared through tears up at the man she loved with every once of her being.  She had been given the greatest gift she could have ever asked for, for he had been given back to her.  She could fill her soul skyrocket out of the deep sorrowful depression that had filled her life complete that last months.

I'm so grateful to you
I'd have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you

Her thoughts fumbled through her life.  Growing up without her father.  Starting school.  Falling through the well.  Meeting…meeting Inuyasha.  That was when her life began to have meaning.  That was when fate told her he was her destiny. 

I thought our love would be so beautiful
Somehow we made the whole world bright
I never knew that fear and hate could be so strong
All they'd leave us where these whispers in the night
But still my heart is singing
We were right

Shippo entered the hut not believing the scent he had smelt outside.  His eyes grew wide as saucers the second he saw the hanyou embracing Kagome.  Excitement, wonder, and happiness washed through him.  But doubt still lingered.  Cautiously he approached the couple then seconds later plunged at Inuyasha's twitching ear.  Shippo began chewing frantically like a coin collector would bite a coin to see if was real.

Shippo quickly found himself hanging by his tail and an annoyed but happy hanyou glaring him straight in the eyes.

"Inuyasha, its really you!" Shippo screamed, wiggling his way out of Inuyasha's hold and hugging him fiercely. 

Inuyasha could not suppress the smile that played at his lips as his eyes returned to his mate.  She was beaming; he had missed seeing her happiness, her smile.  He was alive, she belonged to him as he did to her, and he would do everything in his power to never give her a reason to frown again.

If I never knew you

There's no moment I regret
If I never knew this love

Since the moment that we met
I would have no inkling of

If our time has gone too fast
How precious life can be

I've lived at last...

Next in the hut, Sango and Miroku bolted inside like lightening when Shippo yelled.  Sango blinked her eyes at least a dozen times still not believing the sight before her.  Miroku stuck his head out of the hut, checking for any ominous clouds that might give cause for them to hallucinate Inuyasha's presence.  There was none. 

Miroku pulled his head back inside the hut, only one question plaguing his mind, "How?"

Inuyasha stood, passing the ecstatic kitsune to his mate, who stood as well.

"The jewel…it well…kind of granted a wish itself, taking the one wish both Kagome and I held deep in our hearts." he answered.

Before another word was said, Inuyasha found himself being embraced by the monk and once released was attacked again by the exterminator.

"Kagome, does this mean we all can be a family again?" Shippo asked with all the hope of the world.

Kagome hugged him closer, "Yes Shippo, yes."

I thought our love would be so beautiful
Somehow we'd make the whole world bright
I thought our love would be so beautiful
We'd turn the darkness into light

And still my heart is singing
We were right
We were right
And If I never knew you
I'd have lived my whole life through

Inuyasha turned to stand directly in front of Kagome, his hand brushed across her cheek. 

"I love you, Kagome.  You are my world, and if I had never met you I would have lived the rest of my life not knowing how it felt to be truly and completely in love."

The tears started again, she knew there was no trying to stop them.  As Shippo scampered over and onto Miroku's shoulder.  Kagome launched at Inuyasha almost sending him backwards. 

"I love you too" she said before crashing her lips to his marking the start of the rest of their lives.

Empty as the sky
Never knowing why
Lost forever
If I never knew you

The End.


I have to say that was the hardest chapter I ever wrote. But that is it for the story. Hope you enjoyed it and please REVIEW!