Chapter 1

7 Years and The Proposal

Kagome's POV

7 years. That's how long it has been since the pact was broken. So much has happened since then. After Inuyasha, Koga, Miroku, Sango, Ayame, and I graduated from Hikari High, we went to college for four years.

After we graduated, the guys went into real estate and soon created their own company that is now very successful. Sango, Ayame, and I created our own business. We were party planners. We would plan parties, funerals, weddings, you name it. Sango planned everything, what to get, how much money we should save, etc. Ayame is the one that makes every detail perfect and where things would look good in different places. And I draw the designs of how the clothes, furniture, etc. would look like. We are very popular.

That's just only about the jobs. On to our…love life. Well, Koga and Ayame got married a year ago. They're expecting a child soon. Ayame's in her 8th month of pregnancy. Miroku and Sango are still going on strong. They've been dating for 7 years. Eight years today.

You're probably wondering about Inuyasha and me. We broke up three years ago. He's still confused about it but I give the subject the cold shoulder. I became very cold and distant with Inuyasha and he still doesn't know why. I'm the only one who knows why deep down and I still have feelings for him. But I don't let that show. Just like when the pact was going on. Inuyasha would try and ask me but I would turn away and ignore it. It hurt so much to talk about the break up and the reason. I admitted I loved Inuyasha still but it's unforgivable for what he did after all the times we've been together.

Now, it was Miroku and Sango's 8th anniversary for being together and Miroku was going to pop the question. We were all very excited that another wedding was on the way. Then they were probably expecting Inuyasha and I to get married next. At the very least that'll happen any time soon.

Ayame and I planned an anniversary party with Miroku and Sango's family and friends. Sango was out handling some small minor problem at the office while we got everything ready.

The door opened and came in Sango. "Happy Anniversary!" everyone yelled. She was taken back a bit by all the decorations and all the people. But after a second of being surprised she put on a bright smile and hugged her boyfriend, his friends and finally Ayame and I.

"This is such a surprise! Miroku don't tell me you did all this?" Sango asked.

Miroku shook his head and implied, "I can't plan a great big party like this. Ayame and Kagome planned everything out."

Sango hugged us again. "You are the greatest friends I could ever have!" Then all eyes were on Miroku and Sango. I knew what was coming next. That was the next thing on our plan after we surprised Sango with the party.

"Sango, can I take this opportunity to talk about our relationship. Sango, I've known you for 7 years. So I think it's time for you to stop waiting so long for the one thing many women want." Said Miroku. He reaches into his pocket and takes out a black box and opens it in front of Sango's eyes. She gasped at the sight of the silver, diamond ring in the box. "So, will you marry me?"

Sango smiled at Miroku and said, "Of course I'll marry you!"

There was cheering among all the guests as Miroku took the beautiful diamond ring from the box and slipped it on Sango's finger. He kissed her passionately.

That would've been me if I hadn't broken up with Inuyasha. But I don't see that anymore thanks to what he did…

Sango's dad and her brother Kohaku came forward and hugged Sango. "I am so happy for you Sango-oneesan!" Kohaku congratulated.

"You picked the right man to be with Sango. I'm proud of you." Her father said. "I just wish that your mother would have been here to see you get married."

The party went on and everyone enjoyed themselves. I was talking to Ayame about the baby and how she was a month away from being a mother when someone pulled me aside. I looked up to see Inuyasha's gold/hazel eyes staring at me, as if they were going to pierce my soul or read my mind.

"What is it now Inuyasha?" I ask coldly.

"Kagome, we need to talk." He said sternly.

"You've been trying to talk to me for the past three years, aren't you going to give up yet?" I ask with ice forming in my voice. I stepped away with him and began to talk with the other guests.

Inuyasha pulled me away again and whispered to me, "I won't give up unless I know what the truth is. I still am in love with you and I will never give up on you."

"Then start to fall out of love and give up." I reply. What am I thinking? I still love the hanyou I fell in love with 7 years ago but the truth is holding me back. "The truth will be uncovered soon enough but now won't be the time." I add. I released his grip on my arm and I walk off.