A/N: Hey everybody! 'Sigh' I can't believe this is the last chapter of this fic! It feels like I just started it yesterday, and I'm so glad that so many people enjoyed it. 'Sniffle' anyway, as I promised I'm writing this last chapter as a closing for one story and a new beginning for another. I hope this last chapter doesn't disappoint because I always thought that if the ending of a story was bad, then it ruined the whole thing, so I hope that doesn't happen lol. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I don't and sadly never will own Inuyasha… what a shame!
Warning: none really, some lime and sadness though.
Later that morning, after Kagome and Miroku finally stopped asking Inuyasha and Sango questions about their where about the night before, the group headed off towards the Western Lands. Inuyasha walked at the head of the group as always, but everybody could tell he was nervous by the way his ears twitched at every small noise around them. Sango walked beside Miroku behind Inuyasha keeping her eyes down, trying to avoid Miroku's suspicious glances. Kagome was chattering and laughing with Oborozuki at the rear of the group.
Sango glanced behind her, watching Kagome talking with Oborozuki, her eyes glittering with laughter and his composure relaxed.
"Well they're enjoying themselves." She muttered under her breath.
"What was that Sango I didn't quite hear you?" Miroku asked, moving closer to Sango.
Sango looked up at him and shook her head.
"Nothing hoishi, just talking to myself, that's all." She said.
Miroku shuffled even closer and reached his hand out to her, slightly touching her shoulder. Sango flinched and turned towards him in surprise.
"What are you doing?"
Miroku moved closer and took her hands in his, bending his head so that his mouth whispered against her ear.
"Do you love him? Do you truly love him?"
Sango's eyes widened and then she sighed and stepped back.
"I…don't know." She said simply.
Sango caught the glint in Miroku's eyes.
"But my feelings for you are merely affection towards a fellow fighting partner." She quickly added.
Sango saw the hope in Miroku's eyes fade and her heart sank when she saw the sadness fill his beautiful eyes, but it was quickly covered by a fake smile.
"Well I am happy for you then, I hope you have everything you deserve." He said and then curtly inclining his head, he turned and walked ahead.
Sango watched him leave and sighed.
"Oh! Miroku! I am truly sorry, I hope you will one day find a woman that will bring happiness to your heart and make you truly smile." She said and then continued falling behind Kagome and Oborozuki.
She continued to walk but her mind was still on Miroku and his sad expression.
'I wish he didn't love me…I hate being the cause of even more heartbreak, but…I cannot betray my heart.'
Sango sighed again and jumped in surprise when she heard a soft growl come from behind her.
She spun around to find an angry hanyou following her closely.
Sango turned back around and kept walking pretending to ignore Inuyasha, even though she could feel the heat radiating off his body and seeping into her bones, reminding her of their actions last night.
"What did he say to you?" Inuyasha finally asked coming up to walk beside her.
"None of your business." Sango said and walked faster.
Inuyasha took hold of her shoulder and gently turned her towards him.
His golden eyes rested on her face and she could see the jealousy and worry in them.
Her lips twitched into a half smile.
"What are you, jealous?"
Inuyasha pulled back in surprise and then folded his arms in the sleeves of his kimono and sniffed.
"Please what do I have to be jealous of, he's just a lecherous monk that doesn't know when to keep his hands to himself."
Sango turned and started walking again.
"Then don't worry about it." She threw over her shoulder and caught up to Miroku.
Inuyasha watched her talking to the monk and felt a sensation that he hadn't felt in a long time.
'I can't believe I'm jealous of that stupid monk! Why the hell is she talking to him anyways and why did he put his lecherous paws on her! He's not allowed to touch her only I am.'
As he felt the jealousy take over him, he inhaled to calm his nerves.
He huffed and made his way to the head of the group again, all the while keeping one ear turned towards Sango.
They kept walking until they reached the edge of the Western Lands. They decided to camp for the night, preferring not to have a confrontation with Sesshoumaru while everyone was tired of the long trip there.
Once Inuyasha found a place to settle down for the night, Kagome went about setting up camp and then once she had the fire going she started shifting through her big yellow bag for things for supper.
Sango watched the rest of the group go about their nightly routine from her position at the base of a tree on the far edge of the camp. She absentmindedly stroked Kirara's fur while her eyes rested on Oborozuki also sitting at the base of a tree on the opposite side of the camp.
Sango suddenly got up and, catching Oborozuki's attention, motioned him to follow her. Once she was sure he had gotten the message she turned and walked into the forest, Kirara resting on her shoulder. She walked through the forest and stopped by a small stream, well out of Inuyasha's hearing range.
A minute later Oborozuki walked out of the trees, coming to stand beside her.
"What is it you wanted Princess Sango?"
Sango's head snapped up and she looked up at the Inu youkai in shock.
"What did you just call me?"
"By your title, since you are now my prince's mate you have become the princess of the Western Lands." He quietly explained.
"But…how did you know?" She asked confusion lacing her voice.
"It is obvious enough; Prince Inuyasha's smell is all over you, which tells the youkai that you come in contact with that you are mated. Even though he has not marked you yet."
Sango nodded her head slowly, her cheeks glowing a soft pink.
"Uh so…Um I wanted to ask you something I have been contemplating."
"Go on princess you may ask anything and I will try my best to answer honestly."
"First, please stop calling me princess, my name is Sango and I'd appreciate it if you called me by that name alone."
Oborozuki inclined his head in acknowledgment.
"Okay well I wanted to know about this whole letter thing. How did Inuyasha's dad know about him taking a human mate, and all that other stuff?"
Oborozuki turned his head and gazed up at the stars, the moon's light caressing his perfect features.
"I do not know, the night before he left he seemed to be different, like he knew something that no one else knew, and his eyes sparkled with pride, but I never knew why. He only gave me that letter and told me to give it to Inuyasha on his 350th year."
"But why was he destined to have a human mate and why is he prince when Sesshoumaru is lord of the Western Lands?" Sango asked her curiosity building.
"Well Prince Inuyasha and Lord Sesshoumaru's father meant for Inuyasha to be protector of his lands but he never had the chance to tell him or his brother so Lord Sesshoumaru naturally assumed he was to be Lord of the Western Lands."
"Are you more powerful then Sesshoumaru?"
Oborozuki looked down at her, his golden eyes narrowing.
"Yes I am, much stronger but I would never lay a hand on Lord Sesshoumaru, this is Inuyasha's fight, if he is really to be the Lord of the Western Lands he has to earn it."
Sango lowered her gaze and stroked a sleeping Kirara.
"I know that, I think I've always known that since the minute I read that letter, but I can't stop but thinking Inuyasha isn't ready to face Sesshoumaru. Inuyasha might have more strength but he doesn't have the skill that Sesshoumaru has, therefore he has a disadvantage already." Sango paused and then glanced at Oborozuki and then she moved closer to him.
"What if you can train him to use his sword with skill and not brute force? If he had technique then he would definitely win!"
Oborozuki gazed down at her, his eyes showing no emotion but she knew his answer even before he said a word. She threw her arms around him and hugged him tightly. Once she figured out what she was doing she quickly pulled back and cleared her throat nervously.
"I'm sorry, um thank you so much, I will get Inuyasha to cooperate and then we can move into the Western Lands once you are finished training him." She said quickly.
Oborozuki bowed slightly and then turned to leave.
"Wait!" Sango cried.
Oborozuki turned slightly.
Sango walked up to him and took something out from her slayer's suit and took his clawed hand and gently placed it in his, curling his fingers around the object.
"This is my thanks to you…please keep it, it was one of the only things I have of my mothers." She said and turned back towards the stream.
"One more thing… make her happy, she deserves it and I'm guessing you do too."
Oborozuki gazed down at the object in his hand in surprise and then looked back up at Sango's turned back. Then a smile touched his lips and he curled his fingers around the glowing object in his hand and walked away.
Sango sat at the bank of the stream, her bare feet resting in the cool water.
'So he is to be the Lord of the Western Lands, but what will I be once he is Lord, he will have everything at his fingertips, he could have anything or anyone. All I have to offer is my love and my body… is that enough?'
Sango sighed and laid back, her eyes straying to the stars. She began to imagine what her life would be like with Inuyasha, what it would be like to have his children to be with him for the rest of her life. But then she remembered the promise she made to her family, to her brother, and to her people.
'I have to fulfill my promise, all of my promise…I can't go on living with the guilt that they died but I didn't, I was supposed to die with them, and I will…but what about Inuyasha…what about my promise to my heart…which one should I fulfill.'
Sango groaned in frustration.
"What should I do…" She asked staring intently at the stars for any sign, but she never received one. She sighed and got up from her spot, careful not to wake the sleeping Kitsune in her hands and headed back towards the camp.
Once she reached the camp everybody was already asleep and she settled herself against a large oak and closed her eyes.
"Where did you go?"
Sango opened her eyes and looked around and found Inuyasha leaning against a tree on the other side of the camp, staring intently at her.
Sango closed her eyes again and turned her head to the side.
"You needed that youkai's help to think?" Inuyasha asked, suspicion evident in his tone.
Sango chuckled and opened her eyes again.
"Like I said I went to think…you know you're pretty cute when you're jealous." She stated matter-of-factly and closed her eyes again, smiling when she heard him huff.
"I'm not jealous, just curious." He whispered.
"Go to sleep and stop worrying we have a long day tomorrow." She said.
There was a long pause, and Sango began to think Inuyasha had taken her advice but his voice filled the silence a minute later.
"What do you mean, its just going to be another day walking."
Sango opened her eyes and let her lips lift into a smirk.
"No actually we're not going anywhere, you're going to be training."
Inuyasha stared at her and then turned his head.
"What the hell are you talking about, I don't need to train I can fight well enough right now."
Sango stared at his turned face for a long time and then got up, set Kirara next to Kagome and Shippou, and walked over to where Inuyasha sat, still refusing to look at her. She crouched down and took his face in her hands and turned it so that he was looking at her.
"You are going to train tomorrow and the day after and the day after that until Oborozuki thinks your good enough to fight Sesshoumaru… I am not losing you now." Sango said fiercely.
Inuyasha looked at her in surprise and then closed the distance between them and took her mouth in a fierce kiss.
Sango instantly melted against him and climbed into his lap, straddling him. She slipped her arms around his neck and pulled him closer to her. She tilted her head to get more access to his mouth, and let her tongue slip from her mouth and into his, hesitantly touching his tongue with her own.
All of the sudden a sound broke the lustful haze that lay around them both and Sango broke the kiss and looked up to see Miroku standing near the dying fire, his eyes on fire and his mouth set in a grime line.
"If you're going to do that do it somewhere else." He said curtly and sat down, staring intently into the fire.
"Hey wh…" Sango quickly put her finger to Inuyasha's lips and shook her head, silencing him. She quickly got up from Inuyasha's lap and made her way back over to the tree she had been sitting at before, all the while staring pointedly at Inuyasha, making sure he stayed quiet. When she knew he had gotten the message she closed her eyes and tried to get some sleep, her thoughts still on the kiss she had just shared with Inuyasha.
The next morning, the whole group could sense the tension between Inuyasha and Miroku. Kagome kept glancing between them, a confused look on her face. Oborozuki simply ignored them both and waited for the group to eat. Once Inuyasha and Sango finished eating, Oborozuki got up and nodded towards Sango and disappeared into the forest. Sango getting the hidden message stood and made her way to a brooding Inuyasha.
"Hey let's go your training is about to start." She said and turned to leave.
"I'm not going."
Sango turned back towards him.
"You heard me…I'm not going, I don't need some stupid youkai trying to tell me how to fight."
Sango shrugged her shoulders and turned back around.
"Fine then I'll have him train me and I'll fight Sesshoumaru for you." She said simply and took off after Oborozuki.
Once Sango reached the clearing that Oborozuki chose, she slipped out of her clothing to reveal the slayers suit underneath. Then she grabbed her Katana and headed over to where Oborozuki sat waiting.
"Where is Prince Inuyasha?"
"He will come, but with a little persuasion, you will have to make it seem like your gonna fight me and train me, or he will never agree to it." She explained and got into her fighting pose.
"Very well then."
Oborozuki stood and drew his own sword and attacked Sango. Sango was ready for him and dodged and turned slicing at his back, but ended up slicing air. She quickly turned again sensing him behind her and jumped back into a low crouch, then she lunged at him and fazed and attacked him from the other side, he jumped and sliced at her but he also sliced air when she ducked and rolled out of the way. She ran and attacked him from behind and just before hitting him, she ducked to the ground and hit his legs, finally touching him with her sword. He jumped back and smirked.
"That was very nice pri… Sango, you certainly know how to fight."
Sango stood and smirked as well.
"I grew up to slay demons, what do you expect."
"You do know how to fight, but you are already getting tired, while I am still not even warmed up."
Sango huffed and attacked again.
"I have plenty of energy left."
Just before she reached Oborozuki, she was lifted into strong arms and pressed against a warm body.
Sango blinked in surprise and looked up at Inuyasha's angry face.
"What do you think your doing, you idiot, he could destroy you in a blink of an eye, and you think you can fight him!"
Sango blinked again and then her eyes filled with fire and she started to buck in his arms, trying to get free of his hold on her.
"Put me down NOW!" She yelled, her eyes on fire.
Inuyasha looked down at her intently and dropped her, letting her fall onto her butt.
Sango quickly got up and got into a fighting stance again.
"If you think you're so good then fight me! I guarantee you I will win." She said and attacked him.
Inuyasha just kept dodging her every attack, making Sango even angrier.
"Fight me already!" She yelled while she sliced at him again.
"No!" He said stubbornly.
Sango stopped and put her hand on her hip.
"Why the hell not!" She demanded.
"Because I will not fight my mate."
Sango froze and stared at him. Then she lifted her Katana and turned her back to him.
"Then I guess I'll find someone who will, because I have to train to beat Sesshoumaru for you since you're too cowardly to do it yourself!" She said and headed into the forest.
"Fine I will train with Oborozuki!"
Sango paused and turned her head slightly and smiled.
"Okay, but I'm helping."
Inuyasha sighed and walked over to Sango, and taking a hold of her arm, he led her into the forest.
"We'll be right back." He threw over his shoulder and kept walking.
"Where are we going?" Sango asked after a while.
"Right here." He said and stopped and turned to her.
Sango looked around her and then looked back up at him, sheathing her Katana.
"What's so special about this place?"
"Nothing I just wanted to talk to you without him overhearing."
"Oh…okay so what did you want?"
"Sango…what's wrong with Miroku?"
Sango lowered her eyes and she turned from him.
"He…He isn't taking it too well that we're…together."
"He hasn't done anything to you has he?"
"Uh…no, no he hasn't done anything but I can still see what's burning in his eyes every time he sees us together."
Sango sighed and turned back towards Inuyasha and leaned against him.
"I wish he could just get over me, I hate to be the object of his heartache, but all I can offer him is friendship."
Inuyasha held Sango close to him and nuzzled his face into the crook of her shoulder.
"Yea and that's all you should give him, that lecherous monk."
Sango pulled away from him and look up into his eyes.
"This is serious Inuyasha, so stop taking it as a joke!"
"Yea, yea, I know it's serious, but lets not talk about that now…come here." Inuyasha said and then pulled Sango back into his arms and gently kissed her. Sango slowly wrapped her arms around his neck and ran her fingers through his soft hair.
Inuyasha moved against her, forcing her to move backwards until she felt the rough texture of a tree's bark rub against her back.
"What's up with you, ever since two nights ago you've been trying to…do that thing again." She mumbled against his lips.
"Hmmm…I have to mark you as mine." He said simply and started to kiss down her neck.
Sango closed her eyes, enjoying the feel of his lips against her skin, but quickly opened her eyes when what he had said sank in.
"No, Inuyasha stop." She said gently pushing at Inuyasha's chest.
When he wouldn't budge, she shoved him away from her.
"What the hell was that for!" Inuyasha yelled moving closer to her.
Sango saw the lust that still filled his eyes and quickly dodged him.
"No…not yet, I'm…"
"Nothing! I'm just not in the mood." She said and turned around hurrying back to the clearing.
"What? What did you say? You're not in the mood! That's bull you were in the mood 5 seconds ago!" Inuyasha whined, following her closely.
"Well I'm not in the mood right now!" she said over her shoulder and stepped into the clearing where Oborozuki still sat waiting.
Sango heard Inuyasha growl in frustration behind her, and she silently smiled.
Crimson eyes watched the scene play out in front of him and, they glinted with malice, while thin lips twitched into a smirk.
"So the hanyou has taken the demon slayer as a mate, but he hasn't marked her yet, and she doesn't seem to want him to mark her…how interesting. Maybe I can use this to my advantage." The red eyes looked down at the scene in the clearing, an interested glint in his eyes as he watched the female demon slayer.
"Yes I think it's about time to use my little toy again." He said turning to disappear in the darkness.
Thanks to my reviewers:
Sweet-thing-88: lol I'm happy my fic made you smile! Thanks so much for the review, I hope you keep reading.
ViRgO2: of course I wouldn't be mad! I love all the suggestions I get, and I'll definitely take yours to heart since after all you know the language, thanks for the advise and I hope that one flaw didn't prevent you from reading my stories again.
Miko-of-Jades: thank you so much. You know what's ironic, I actually hate to write normally, but if an idea pops up in my head ill write it down and if its good then ill keep going with it, I usually don't start a fic unless I know I can make it good.
AddictedtoInuyasha: thank you, I love to imaging the setting when I read a story so I try to make my readers be able to do the same, also I know I might have made Sango and Inuyasha a little OOC but it was kinda hard not too with the last chapter seeing as in order to know their feelings, and have some tension between them I had to change something I just hope it wasn't that evident.
A/N: Hey everybody I'm sorry this chapter took so long its just really long and I had no time last weekend and the beginning of this weekend. I hope you like the last chapter of this fic. It's kind of meant to tell you what happens afterwards and a foreshadowing to what will happen in the sequel. I hope you like the sequel and I'll probably be starting on that in two weeks. The name of the sequel is going to be: A Hearts Promise if I change it, which I probably wont, I'll post a message telling what the changed title is.
As Inuyasha begins to train with Oborozuki for his upcoming battle with Sesshoumaru, him and Sango begin to grow farther apart and Sango is tormented by an inner battle between her two promises. All the while Kagome becomes closer to someone her self and starts to detach herself from the lone figure in the group. Even more disturbing is that Sango feels an evil presence following her every step, and her shoulder begins to hurt her but she cant figure out why. Does this have something to do with Naraku? Will Inuyasha defeat Sesshoumaru and gain his right to be the lord of the Western Lands? And will the group fall apart before they finish their quest? Find out in the action packed sequel: A Hearts Promise!
Hey guys its been a long time since I finished this fic, I just wanted to thank all the people that reviewed and I'm glad my fic was liked so much, the sequel to this fic is going to be titled: " A Hearts Promise" and right now I'm almost done with the 2nd chapter, so ill be posting the first two chapters by next weekend. I hope you guys like that fic as much as this one.
Summary: Inuyasha gives in to Sango, agreeing to be trained by Oborozuki, while this is going on, Sango and Inuyasha start getting growing farther apart, because Sango is torn by the oaths she made, she refuses to become Inuyasha's fully until she chooses what she wants after they destroy Naraku, meanwhile Kagome starts to become attracted to a certain youkai leaving Miroku as the lone figure in the group, he then decides to go off on his own in search for Naraku and the Shikon shards while the group is taking care of Sesshoumaru. Sango suddenly disappears and the group cant find her anywhere, meanwhile Sango wakes up in a strange place and see's a vision that makes her skin crawl. Will Inuyasha successfully defeat the lord of the western lands and earn his right to become lord? Will he be reunited with Sango?
Thanks to Reviewers:
Wake Me Up When September Ends: Thank u for reviewing and I'm glad u liked this fic, I hope the sequel doesn't disappoint
Anthony: so for not updating, my life is getting really busy and I'm having trouble finding time to write these chapters but I'm trying my best to update as much as I can
Icygirl: Hey thanks for reviewing so much and I'm glad u like this fic, I'm almost done with the second chapter for the sequel so that will be up no later then this up coming weekend.
InuAcosta: thank u for reviewing and I'm glad u loved my fic hope u like the sequel as much
FluffyBrain: lol I'm guessing you don't like Kagome that much, but I'm glad to hear that u liked my fic thanks u for your reviews
Shouri: thank u for your review I'm glad u liked my fic ill be posting the next fic by this weekend
Atropa: thank u for all your review throughout this fic I really appreciate it I hope u like my next fic too
Okay that's all the people that reviewed I hope everyone likes the sequel!
A/N: Hey guys I'm writing this to tell you that I have just posted my first chapter for the sequel to this fic, I hope everyone likes it please review and if you guys don't remember the name of the fic it's "A Hearts Promise"
Thanks to my Reviewers:
Lord Sesshoumaru: lol how flattering, thanks for the compliment I hope you like the sequel
Kitty: WOW! Thanks so much that jus made my day; I hope the sequel is as good
FluffyBrain: lol! Thanks for the review, and for the great laugh lol
Icygirl2: WOOOOWWWW! Thank you for allll your reviews and sorry I've kept you in suspense for so long, I hope you like the sequel and if you have any comments please review.
Water81: lol ill remember that next time, thanks for your review
SlayerSango67: Thanks I'm glad I didn't destroy Sango's personality like some fics, I'm proud of that, hope you like the sequel
Rj: lol it gets better don't worry, thanks for the review