A/N I don't own Inuyasha. I threw this piece together while listening it Evanescence's My

Last Breath. Kagome is dying in Inuyasha's arms. If you can listen to My last breath

and/or My Immortal while reading this fic without one single tear running down your

cheek you have no heart.

Blood covered Kagome. She had been attacked by a demon and Inuyasha couldn't

intercept the attack. "Kagome, I'm begging you to stay with me. If you could hold on just

till we can get to Kaede's you will be okay." he pleaded.

Kagome coughed up blood. Inuyasha could tell that this would probably be a mortal one

but he didn't want to lose Kagome like he did Kikyo. He raced as fast as he could to

Kaede's hut. "Inuyasha please stop. I need to talk to you." she said in a raspy voice.

Inuyasha stopped. For the first time Kagome saw Inuyasha crying. "Please don't leave me

alone. I don't think I could handle it. You are the reason I fight. Kagome I love you." he

said tears streaming down his cheeks.

Kagome smiled. "Thank you Inuyasha. I love you too. I wish I could have wedded you,

but fate has seen that it is not possible." she said then coughed up more blood.

"This isn't the end. It can't be. I've treated you like shit. I need a chance to earn your

forgiveness." He said through his sobs.

"I have always forgiven you. Even those times you were with Kikyo. I love you so much

that's why I came back. I don't have much longer. Tell Sango be strong, she will get

through this. Tell Miroku to take care of Sango, she needs all the help she can get. Tell

Shippo I will always be around and I love him. I need you to tell my family what

happened so they know I'm at rest. I only ask one more favor. Before I die I want to feel

your lips against mine." she said in a low raspy voice.

He leaned down and pressed his lips to hers. She smiled one last time and said "Goodbye

my love." and faded into the darkness.

Inuyasha picked her up and carried her to the village where her friends were waiting for

her return. Miroku was waiting there. When he saw that he was carrying Kagome he

instantly knew what had transpired. A mournful air took over his usual cheerful self. "I'm

so sorry Inuyasha. I wish there was something I could do. I know you were going ask her

to be your mate."

"Kagome told me to tell you that Sango needs your help desperately." he said.

Shippo ran up and saw Kagome. He burst out in tears. "Shippo I know this won't be any

comfort but Kagome said she would always watch over you and she loves you. Sango

came up next and fell on her knees when she saw her friend. "Kagome told me to tell you

to be strong. She knew you would be strong enough to get though this."

Sango yelled "How? she was the only thing that was keeping me from suicide!"

"You have a reason to live. You are now Shippo's caretaker. Me, I have lost everything. I

have turned down hell and Kikyo for Kagome. What do I have to live for now? I was

going to ask her to be my mate." He said though his tears.

Inuyasha laid her down and went to the well one last time. He arrived there and Kagome's

mom was there. She saw the subdued Inuyasha. He swallowed hard and said "Kagome is

not coming back." he said though the waterfall of tears.

Kagome's mom started crying too. "I appreciate you being considerate enough to tell us. I

trust you will give her a decent burial." she said.

Inuyasha nodded and left. She was buried at the foot of the tree they first met at. Inuyasha

carved a prayer into her headstone. ~Gods of the afterlife please be kind to Kagome. She

is a selfless and caring soul that went before her time. She deserved more than she got. I

hope she is happy and that I can see her again.~ Just as Inuyasha finished carving the

prayer rain fell. 'Kagome I can't do this anymore. I hope you can forgive for being a

coward. Inuyasha drew the Tetsuiga and was about to join Kagome when she appeared.

"Please don't do it. It would hurt me way too much. If you really want to do what I

wanted watch over the village and we will meet again."

Inuyasha lowered the sword and sheathed it. He did as his love asked and after many

years he was laying on his death bed. Kagome appeared again and took his hand and led

him into the light just before giving him a passionate kiss. A villager found him on his

bed. He was buried by the grave he tended for so many years.

Please R/R.