Well I hope you like this little epilogue. It was originally part of the story but it felt better to end the one-shot earlier. And so the epilogue was born. I guess it's not really a one-shot anymore is it? *sigh* READ AND REVIEW!!!! I need to know if this last part was a waste of time or not! THANX AGAIN!

Disclaimer: I don't own Inuyasha... *sobs and hugs Inuyasha* MINE! ^_^


When sun peeked over the horizon the next day, three friends could be seen covering an earthen mound under the sacred tree. It was a single grave. It only seemed right to bury them as they had died, wrapped tightly in each other's arms. Shippo's tears fell over the grave, deeply mourning the death of his surrogate parents. Sango wept silently, while Miroku laid a comforting hand on her shoulder.

Sango blamed herself for not doing anything. It had all happened so suddenly. Kagome's desperate attempt to bring Inuyasha to himself had been so sad. She had known it would cost her life. Afterwards, it had only felt right let them say good-bye alone. Then out of nowhere Inuyasha goes and stabs himself. It was all so unfair.

Without warning Sango reached for Miroku and hugged him, sobbing bitterly into his shoulder. Miroku, in turn, wrapped his arm around the girl's shoulders. Looking down at the mound he muttered a soft prayer.

"They both knew so much pain," he sighed sadly. "I hope you can finally rest in peace together, my friends." With that he turned and led Sango back to the village, leaving the kit to grieve awhile longer.

Shippo sat solemnly at the base of the grave. Tears still running freely down his face. "Why did you guys have to die?" he whimpered. "I already lost my first parents. Why did you have to leave me too? I HATE YOU!!!" His tiny fist grabbed a clump of dirt as emotional pain overtook him again. "Well wherever you guys are, Kagome, I hope you sit Inuyasha a million times for killing himself. And Inuyasha, you'd better be taking good care of Kagome." he sniffed a little. "I hope you guys are happy."

Shippo stood there for a long while before leaving the grave and making for the village. Just before he left the clearing he turned and looked back at the grave and whispered quietly. "Mom, Dad? Wait for me."


In years to come Naraku would be defeated, thanks to Shesshomaru, who had his own reasons for destroying the half-demon. It was said that he visited his brother's grave once but no one knew where the rumor had started.

Sango and Miroku would be married and have many children. Although they offered many times, Shippo declined being adopted by them, but stayed a close friend all the while.

As for Kikyo, she was never seen after the death of Kagome and Inuyasha.

Outside the village, the sacred tree would stand for hundreds of years to come, unchanged and unscathed by time. Below, the grass would eventually grow into place were the earth had once been disturbed. The sun will often shine brightly through the branches, to the grave below. Warm and comforting, like the smile of two lovers, looking down on their friends, as they hold each other close.

'We'll be waiting...'


PHEW! I just about killed myself trying to make that last paragraph come out right! I think I fixed it. Well, I hope the didn't ruin the story for anybody. Actually I had most of the epilogue written before I even finished the original story but I didn't know if I should post it or not. Did I make the right decision? (hmmmm...)

I want to thank EVERYBODY for these wonderful reviews! *dances* You don't know how much this means to me as a new writer! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You people are so awesome!

kettricken - Yes I know its sad, but it was a sad song... This epilogue was for the people who like the happy endings. I know its not all "happily ever after" but I though it kinda lightened the dark mood. Did it work? Thanx for reading! ^_^

RyuuNeko - Glad you liked it! This is an answer to your question. I had thought about that while I was writing the original part so that's one of the reasons I wrote this epilogue. Questions are good! Please ask whenever.

Taran-Wanderer - Hehehe! I LOVED your review. Short and sweet. Hope this semi-happy ending doesn't ruin it! Thanx for reading! Thank you for adding me to my favorite authors list! *bows* Arigato!

InuNaiomi - Yes the song is awesome isn't it. I love Linkin Park, and this song was just sooooooooo perfect. Thanx for the encouragement. I will continue writing, and I will ask you to continue reading. PLEASE!!! ^_^

Sotamaru - I know what you mean. A story with Inuyasha committing suicide normally isn't good. *sobs* I'm sorry Inuyasha!!! Thank you so much for reviewing! BIG thanx for adding me to your favorite authors list!

Pepper - Thanx! *blushes* The song is great isn't it? Thank God for Linkin' Park!

UnknownPersona - Thanks so much! I really needed to hear that. I wasn't sure if the story fit well enough with such an awesome song. Thanks again! ^_^ Another awesome reader added me to their favorite author's list! Thank you!

blackwidow10 - *winces* I'm sorry! Wow I'm honored you read this even when I killed Inuyasha. (Well I guess you didn't know it was going to happen.) But you reviewed and you said you liked it! Thanx!!! Linkin' Park is AWESOME!

GMGirl - *dances* I'm on a favorite authors list! YAY! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU!!! I'm glad you liked the story!

Trigger-Happy Yuna - Isn't Linkin' Park so cool? I'm glad you find my story worth of the awesome song! OK that was cheesy... Let's just say I'm glad that you liked the story! Thanks for adding me to your favorite authors list! (It does have a certain parallel with Romeo and Juliet doesn't it?)

saiyanprincesscat - Whoa! @_@ That is freaky! I guess it was meant to happen! Hehehe! I glad you liked it anyways, and thanks for adding me to your favorite author's list!

AquaDreamingz - That is a really big complement for this kind of story! Thanx for reading! ^_^ Arigato!

GundamXg - *sigh* I'm sorry you didn't like it. But all critics are welcome it helps me know what my readers want. Thanx for reading anyways! If it's any consolation I am going to write plenty of fluffy fics. For now, if you want, try reading one of my other two you might find them a bit better.

mylehia - Thank you! My story making you cry is a complement. I'm glad you liked it! ^_^

Kikyo's reincarnation - Your review was awesome! I know its sad they died but their happy now, right? I feel so special! You picked my songfic to read! Thanx! I will try to do more like this, but at the moment I have to work on my other story before my friends kill me! *gulp* Please stay tuned for more! ^_^

blooddrinker - Thank you! *bows* Thank you! You're too kind! ^_^