Inuyasha stared at the crescent moon above them as he and Kagome sat leaning against a tree on top of a small hill in the center of a deserted field, staring at the sky. It brought back to him memories of crescants, pastries he had often noticed--no, often desired-- in the inviting glass windows of bakeries and bread shops that he visited in Kagome's time. Although Kagome was not a huge fan of these pastry market stores and preferred to simply walk past them, ignoring the enticing scent of bread baking and the alluring warmth of the various baked goods, lying fresh from the oven under the display glass, Inuyasha often longed--some would even say lusted--after the sweet, sweet, cinnamon, sugar, and flour.

"Inuyasha?" asked Kagome, breaking Inuyasha from his fantasies.

"Yeah?" asked Inuyasha, glancing down at Kagome who was leaning on his shouldar.

"What are you thinking about?" she asked curiously, looking at him cutely with dark brown eyes.

"You, of course, my love." said Inuyasha, snuggling up to Kagome and rubbing his nose against hers.

Kagome smiled sweetly and turned her brown eyes back towards the starry sky. 'He loves me so much.' she thought happily to herself. She watched as a shooting star glided through space and then turned her gaze back towards Inuyasha.

He was staring with intense gold eyes at something off in the distance, beyond the burning orbs of light above them, no doubt thinking deeply of his decision about the Shikon Jewel. They had finally put it together earlier that day and Inuyasha had yet to choose between becoming full demon or not. Kagome wondered if maybe Inuyasha would become full human and live with her in her time.

"Inuyasha... about the jewel..." said Kagome cautiously, staring at a small ant that was crawling across a blade of grass a few inches from her sneakers.

Inuyasha did not reply. He had not heard Kagome, as he had been too engrossed in a deep reverie in which he was lying in a tub of hot, steaming cake batter while flocks of dripping, glazed doughnuts smothered in hot pink icing and coated in lime green sprinkles danced erotically on his naked, batter-coated body, while various blueberry muffins rubbed lustfully against his cinnamon-caked face singing the Threes Company theme song in German.

"Inuyasha?" asked Kagome worriedly, tugging on his sleeve.

"Huh?" mumbled Inuyasha, snapping back to reality.

"What are you going to do about the jewel?" asked Kagome, staring into Inuyasha's golden brown eyes.

"What jewel?" asked Inuyasha. Then, suddenly remembering where he was, he muttered "I dunno."

Kagome smiled warmly and cuddled up even closer to Inuyasha, wrapping her arms around his neck. She reached out an arm and stroked Inuyasha's dog ears, resting her head on his shouldar.

"That's OK. Take all the time you want to decide." said Kagome.

"Sure." said Inuyasha, trying to reel his fantasy back in but realizing with dismay that it had swum much too far out.

"I love you." said Kagome softly, closing her eyes and rubbing Inuyasha's ears with more vigor.

"Ditto." said Inuyasha.

They sat in silence for a few minutes, Kagome resting soundly on Inuyasha.

Inuyasha thought back to the blueberry muffins. How he longed for them to mash together in ectasy throughout his long silver hair, leaving stains of blue and clumps of crumbs tangled within the thick strands. How he craved for the cool feel of the cream filling roughly squeezed from a Twinkee oozing down his face and dripping from his chin. He groaned in pleasure, imagining the sensual feel of various loaves of Italian bread playing hide and seek in his nose.

Kagome giggled, pausing in her ear massage.

"You like that, dont you?" she asked flirtasciously.

"Oh, yeah..." gasped Inuyasha, still absorbed in his world of baked goods.

"Inuyasha! Kagome!" called Shippo, running up the hill.

"What is it, Shippo?" asked Kagome.

"Have you decided what you should do with the Shikon jewel yet?" asked Shippo. "We would all like to know."

"Yes, Shippo... I have made a decision..." said Inuyasha seriously. "Come, Kagome. I have an announcement to make."

Kagome looked at him confusedly and followed Inuyasha and Shippo down the hill to a small camp site where Sango and Miroku were waiting.

"He has an announcement to make!" said Shippo, plopping down on a log.

"Oh?" asked Miroku.

"Yes... Kagome, you better sit down." said Inuyasha. Kagome, still confused, walked over next to Sango and sat down in the grass. They all watched, waiting.

Inuyasha took a deep breath.

"What I have to tell you is not so much an announcement as... a confession." he said slowly.

"A confession?" Miroku asked suspiciously.

"Yes... you see... all this time, I've been pretending." said Inuyasha, looking down at the ground.

"Pretending what?" asked Sango. Kagome waited in suspense.

"I... am not a demon." said Inuyasha, exhaling in relief at having admitted the secret.

"You AREN'T?" gasped Sango in disbelief. Kagome just stared.

"What the hell ARE you, then?" asked Miroku.

"My friends... all this time... I have been..." began Inuyasha.

They all waited for his explanation.

"...a pie." he finished.

"A WHAT?" shrieked Kagome.

"I... I never knew!" said Miroku.

"Inuyasha, why didn't you tell us?" asked Sango.

"I dont know... You just all assumed I was a half demon... that seemed much cooler than a pie... so I went along with it." said Inuyasha.

Miroku stared at Inuyasha in disbelief. Although, the longer he looked, the more he saw that Inuyasha really was a pie. He wondered how he didn't see it before. The signs were so obvious.

"Kagome... I know this must be the greatest shock to you." said Inuyasha.

"I fucked a PIE?" screamed Kagome suddenly.

"I'm the same as before, Kagome! I'm still the same pie you loved ten minutes ago." said Inuyasha, on the verge of tears.

Kagome jumped and ran from the campsite crying, her face buried in her hands.

"Kagome!" cried Sango, standing up the follow her.

"No!" said Inuyasha. "Let her run."

Sango paused. After a moment she nodded and sat down.

"You slept in late." said Kaede the next morning to Kagome as she wandered into the kitchen area of the hut.

"Yeah... the news last night just wore me out." said Kagome, sitting down for some hearty Japanese tea. After the news, Kagome ran to Kaede's spacious hut and spent the night.

"Ye should not be so surprised." said Kaede, pouring some hearty Japanese tea into Kagome's cup.

"You knew?" asked Kagome, taking a sip of her hearty Japanese tea.

Kaede nodded, setting down her cup of hearty Japanese tea.

"I've been suspicious for a while now... He had all the obvious signs..." said Kaede wisely.

"I just cant believe it... Inuyasha... a pie." said Kagome, finishing her cup of hearty Japanese tea.

"It will take some getting used to, that's for sure... but I'm sure you'll learn to accept Inuyasha for the pie he is." said Kaede.

"I guess." said Kagome. She poured herself a second cup of hearty Japanese tea.