I.. honestly don't know what to say. So.. I won't say that much other than thank you so much for your support.. I really love you all! 1000 reviews.. gosh, I never thought it would happen. When I joined fanfiction for the first time.. I thought my stories sucked. But.. I have come a long way, and that's because of you all! Thank you! On with the epilogue now.. my faithful reviewers/readers!
To Blood Red Emerald, inuloverfreak14, Smelly-chan, Cee-wa, Koji-sama, and chibi-dorkette: Added to the club!
To Ami Kuroneko: They were added! -points up-
To inlalaland: She hasn't opened it.
To Woven Bamboo Pattern: What happened to Inuyasha is all your idea. Its a chapter that just leaves you wonder with a heart full of sadness. That was my intention for that story from the beginning.
To Month: Maybe, maybe not. Read this last lil' epilogue and find out!
Dedication: To all my reviewers, all my friends, my family, my
pets.. everyone involved in any part of my life now!
Note: Epilogue starts off in a bad mood, ends happily. Just thought
I should let you know.
So after all was said and done.. in the end, Kagome and Inuyasha confessed. What you ask? Their love of course! Everyone here at our news crew and newspaper are rootin' for you guys, good luck to you all! And to all their friends.. keep them in line! You must, who knows what they could get into!
This was from your fellow newspaper writer -- Let their love chronicle
At The Beginning
We were strangers starting out on a journey, never dreaming what
we'd have to go through.
Now here we are, and I'm suddenly standing at the beginning with you.
No one told me I was going to find you, unexpected what you did to my heart.
When I lost hope, you were there to remind me this is the start.
And life is a road and I wanna' keep going, love is a river I wanna'
Life is a road, now and forever, wonderful journey.
I'll be there when the world stops turning, I'll be there when the storm is through..
In the end, I wanna' be standing at the beginning with you.
-At The Beginning
Donna Lewis and Richard Marx
Three years later...
"I can't believe you, Inuyasha!"
"What the hell did I do? I wasn't touching that woman! She was touching
Kagome stormed off down the street out of the shop she was in. She couldn't
take Inuyasha's actions any longer, it was starting to bother her to no
"Kagome, come on! You have to believe me, you were right there when
it happened!" Inuyasha chased after her.
"I know I was right there! I saw you looking at her, look in your pocket!
She even slipped her number in there!" Inuyasha stopped dead in his tracks
and checked his pant pocket. There indeed it was, the girl's phone number.
"I can't stand you anymore!" Kagome ran off into the crowd off to Sango's
Inuyasha stopped running and caught his breath. "I really didn't do
"Kagome, Kagome! Calm down!" Sango patted a crying Kagome's back.
"But Sango.. he was looking at that girl! I don't think he really loves
me like he used to.. maybe this whole time he's been cheating on me with
some other girl! I wouldn't be surprised at that at all.." That thought
made her sob harder. Inuyasha came busting into the door of Sango's house.
"Kagome!" He screamed, Sango sighing. "Inuyasha you bastard, go away."
Sango said, mono-tone like.
He ran upstairs to where he heard Sango's voice and said to Kagome,
"I didn't do anything! It's not my fault."
"Oh but it is." Kagome stood up and looked him in the eye, "I can't
take it anymore Inuyasha. I can't take you. It's over. I'm drawing
the line." She walked out on him.
He was silent. What just happened? Did he.. did she.. did they..? Sango
gasped at Kagome's harsh comment and looked over at Inuyasha. "Inu.. yasha..?"
She spoke quietly.
"Did we just...?"
Sango cringed. They just broke up.
Minutes later.. "They WHAT?!" Miroku screamed, on the telephone line
with Sango. She spoke, "They.. broke up."
"This has to be some kind of joke! Inuyasha wouldn't do that, and Kagome
loves him! What's going on?" Miroku wanted answers. Right now.
She explained the situation where Inuyasha and Kagome were in a store
and some girl was hitting on him. Miroku sighed. "I can't believe this.."
Kagome laid flat out on her bed staring at the ceiling. Her face was
scrunched up and her eyes were red and puffy. What had she done? She re-thought
the situation and noticed her flaws. She failed to notice that Inuyasha
wasn't responding to the girl in the store's motives, she had only taken
into account what the girl had done.
There had to be some way she could fix this without looking like an
idiot. Like she was wrong. She had pride; and it sucked in situations like
these. Then it clicked. 'I know!' She thought, 'Race!' She
then scampered off to Inuyasha's house.
Still no answer.
Kagome knocked once more and then the door opened by itself. She walked
in with hesitation, saying softly, "Inuyasha?" She shut the door behind
her. She was in the middle of walking up the stairs when she heard a loud
crash. She then ran to the source of the sound; Inuyasha's bathroom.
When she got to the opening of the bathroom she gasped. Inuyasha had
slammed his fist into the mirror and blood was dripping down in buckets
from his knuckles. She said with a horse voice, "What.. what are you doing?"
He seemed to come back to reality at that moment and looked at Kagome
with fear in his eyes. He pulled his fist away from the mirror and spoke,
"I.. don't know." He looked at the shattered pieces of glass on the floor
with his blood stains smeared all across them.
She wrapped his bloody hand up with ease in some gauze and tape. When
she was finally done he spoke, "What are you doing here?"
"I.. came to make a deal."
"Yes really." She looked him in the eye, "Race."
"Race?" He raised his eyebrow in curiosity.
"Race." She smiled and held out her keys. "Let's get the gang back together
and race." He was confused. Why would she settle this in such a simple
way? It clicked. Because she knew that she was wrong. He acted oblivious
to the fact and smiled. "Fine. Lets go Miss Kaggy." They headed out, Kagome
not seeing what Inuyasha had stuck in his pocket before leaving.
"Kagome!" "Sango!" "Miroku!" "Kouga!" "Kanna!" Everyone was hugging
except for Inuyasha who just leaned up against a tree scowling. "You look
so grown-up since the last time I saw you, Kanna!" Kagome said. Kanna just
smiled and looked away.
Inuyasha walked out from under the tree and spoke, "Alright. Let's get
to business. Just like ol' times." Miroku smiled and flicked Inuyasha's
arm. "You haven't changed a bit, tough guy." Inuyasha let out a little
'keh' and walked up to his bike. Kagome did the same.
Sango spoke, "Alright! Like ol' times, we're gonna' break the normal
rules a bit. I want you to do some tricks, one each. Then you're gonna'
race each other. 'Kay? I'll grade you, and Kouga over here will watch the
race at the finish line." Kagome and Inuyasha both nodded.
They did flips on the bike in mid air, they jumped off their bikes then
on, they twisted themselves around in the air, and did many stunts in just
one trick. When they were both done their bikes landed with a 'thump' on
the ground, and they were exhausted. That was a little much for just one
Sango shrugged. "Kagome wins." Kagome gave a sarcastic looking grin
over to Inuyasha and he growled. He did the stunts perfectly, how could
have Kagome won? 'Oh well.' He thought, 'I can kick her ass in
the race.' Kouga was already on his way to the finish line that the
gang had picked out, a much easier course than what they had done the first
"READY!" Miroku shouted. "SET.." Kagura screamed. "GO!" Kanna yelled.
And they were off; the whole time Kagome having a weird smile on her face.
Inuyasha noticed this and wondered what was going on, but concentrated
on the race.
After about ten minutes of riding on the hilly course, Kagome hit the
breaks and stopped abruptly. Why did she have to settle this over a race?
She would win anyway. She noticed Inuyasha coming up close behind her.
She just smiled and winked at him, then raced off onto the road. Inuyasha
was puzzled, as the rest of the gang.
Of course he was the curious type, so he followed her. 'What is she
doing?' Sango, Miroku, and the rest of the gang got on their bikes
and followed, wondering what was going on. They were in the middle of the
race and all of a sudden she leaves?
This was going exactly how she planned. Trick him into racing, then
run off to the club to show her real apology. Kagome wasn't the type to
admit when she was wrong, but she was a great singer. So, she would have
to use that as an apology, you would never hear her say, "I'm sorry."
She raced down the streets to the Eclipse, (for those who don't
remember -- that was the name of the club in the earlier chapters.) and
got ahead of the gang racing behind her. She parked the bike in the parking
lot quickly and ran inside. She purposefully got lost in the crowd and
hid from the gang once she saw them all come in looking for her. She could
see the expression on Sango's face who had figured out what was going on,
but kept it to herself. Kagome let out a little laugh at her friend's audacity
to keep a secret for her.
She ran up to the left side of the stage where the DJ was, ducking.
She whispered over to him, "Hey!" and poked him in the ribs. He took off
his headphones, looked down, and started to say quite loudly, "Hey Ka..--"
He was cut off by a slap on his mouth. "Shush!" She put a finger to her
lips in a manner of saying, 'be quiet!'
He was confused as she took her hand off his mouth. "What are you doing?"
He whispered, hoarsely.
She motioned for him to lean down lower so she could remain unseen.
"Alright, its a long story, but I basically need you to stop what your
doing and let me sing. Just one song." He smiled and nodded, "Right after
this song. Sneak around to the right side and try to hide in the shadows
up the stairs. I'll key the lights and make everything turn off so no one
will see you, then I'll hand you the mic, turn the lights on, and there
you go. Done?"
She nodded and smiled. "Thanks ol' pal."
Inuyasha and gang were searching around frantically, when they suddenly
realized Sango was missing. Something strange was going on, and everyone
could tell. What were they up to?
Sango ran up to the side of the stage quickly, unnoticed, and grabbed
Kagome by the waist. She squealed and they both fell over in attempt to
get each others attention. Kagome rubbed her head and looked down, "Sango!"
She whispered, "What are you doing here?"
Kagome got up and Sango put on a, 'I-know-your-plan' face and Kagome
just snickered. "Can't keep a secret from you, now can I?" They both laughed
and Sango spoke. "You better hurry up and get on with your plan, 'cause
look who's coming." She pointed in front of her and Kagome saw that Inuyasha
was rushing to the side of the stage.
Lucky for her, the song the DJ was playing just ended and the DJ screamed,
"Lights!" All the lights shut off abruptly and people were screaming, squealing,
and falling over everywhere 'cause they couldn't see. Kagome made a break
for the right side of the stage and ran up the stairs. When she reached
the stage floor, she grabbed the mic and whispered over to the DJ, "Hey..
at the beginning. The old favorite back in the day, lights, effects, and
He smiled and snapped his fingers, "Anything for ya'." She smiled and
the music started playing in the dark. Everyone became quiet, wondering
what was going on.
Lights from the top of the stage came on, and she had a hologram effect
on her that made her look like she had angel wings. And a couple feathers
dropped from the top of the stage, and she looked up. She saw Hojou smiling
down at her. She smiled back up at him, knowing that the DJ had told him
exactly what to do.
She looked around and saw everyone in awe for a couple moments, then
they cheered, "Kagome!" She waved down at them, closed her eyes, and began
to sing. "We were strangers, starting out on a journey, never dreaming,
what we'd have to go through. Now here we are and I'm suddenly standing
at the beginning with you."
She was about to sing the next line, when she heard someone next to
her singing it for her. "No one told me I was going to find you, unexpected
what you did to my heart. When I lost hope, you were there to remind me
this is the start." She opened her eyes and gasped. Inuyasha was singing
along with her? Why?
They both ended up singing the next lyrics together just like it was
made to be sung, "And life is a road that I wanna keep going, love is
a river I wanna' keep flowing. Life is a road, now and forever, wonderful
journey. I'll be there when the world stops turning, I'll be there when
the storm is through. In the end I wanna' be standing at the beginning
They kept singing the lyrics until the bridge, when Inuyasha smiled
at her. "I knew it. I knew you couldn't say you were sorry." Kagome looked
away, avoiding eye contact. He grabbed her chin with his hand and said,
"Do you ever wonder what was in my right hand that one time?"
"Right hand?" She replied, not knowing what he was talking about.
"You know, that one time when you picked the bike keys."
"Oh, I never wondered. I was too happy."
"Would you like to know?"
She became curious. "Sure."
He puts his hand in his pocket and pulls out a velvet box. "This." She
was frozen in place as the song went on, that they apparently missed the
"Kagome.." He said, looking at her. She gulped, "Y-yes?" She could tell
what was going to happen. Was she ready? She looked around at the audience
before her, probably over 2,000 people plus her friends. She saw Sango
waving to her, and the rest of the gang smiling.
The ending to the song was coming up. Before he could ask the question
of a lifetime, she looked away from him. She then grabbed the microphone
and looked back at him, singing. "Life is a road that I wanna' keep
going, love is a river I wanna' keep flowing. In the end I wanna' be standing.."
She walked over to him and took the ring, placing it on her index finger.
She placed her arm around his neck and placed her mouth next to his ear,
the microphone in the hand she had placed around his neck. She sung in
the microphone, and whispered at the same time, "...at the beginning
AN: The. End.
Okay okay! next story comin' UP! I betcha' your dyin' for a summary, correct? Well.. you can't get one. -sweatdrops- I really don't want anyone to steal this idea. But I can tell you about it.
I'm estimating about 20-23 chapters. Its going to be a -gasp- SAD ending! The polls were in from everyone who voted here, plus I asked a couple of my e-friends and IRL-friends. So get the box of tissues out in the end people. The whole story will basically be a drama type thing.. then the last couple of chapters -- angst! This will be the second angst I've ever written. If you haven't checked out my first, "Grave Of The Fireflies", I suggest you do so. You'll really understand what I mean by angst.
The total results were:
-Happy Ending: 28 people
-Sad Ending: 34 people
Beat by a couple more. So it will be a angst/drama/romance kinda' thing. The title will be "My Happy Ending", oh kill me for the irony. Its an AU, and I'm thinking it will be rated R for language and any tiny sexual situation I may throw in there. I may take it down to PG-13 after the story is over if I think it deserves so. Sounds a lil' twisted already, doesn't it? You'll see it all come together sooner or later.
As for the release date.. I have no idea. School is in the way, everything is in the way! Hopefully one day it'll be out.. haha, I promise it'll be out, maybe even finished, by January 4th 2005. LOL, I know.. such a bad estimation. Anyway.. until next time.