Eyes Like Yours
By: DarkCrystalis

Disclaimer: I don't have one, you evil owners of Inuyasha people! (Which don't include me, I might add.)

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Chapter 25: Epilogue

9 Months Later…

Kagome and Inuyasha came back from their vacation in Australia a couple days before the wedding, having enough time to participate in the run-throughs, and all the other preparations which would take place a week or so before the wedding.

Speaking of the wedding,Sesshoumaru's and Rin's wedding ended up being the most extravagant and most awaited one of the year all over the world, but boy did it ever live up to it's expectations.

Their theme was an ancient forest theme; trees were brought in from all over the world in order to properly decorate the outdoor wedding location, which was near the lake in a rural part of Japan.

Exotic forest flowers were draped all over the ground in groves, each and every last one placed to perfection. Their multi-coloured petals shown brightly under the semi-darkness of the night, making everything shimmer and sparkle under the bright light of the moon. A marriage at night was rather odd, but it was something she'd always wanted to have, and he didn't seem to mind.

Aside from the extremely well planned wedding by the most famous wedding designer, Kagura Wind, there were many other events that had happened over the last nine months.

Sango gave birth to her first baby, and named it Yuka after her mother whom had died when she was younger. Miroku didn't really care about the name of the child; he was just glad he was finally a dad, and was more than ready for the role he had to fill.

Speaking of babies, Sesshoumaru and Rin were finally speaking about working on their own. Although Rin was still quite young, she'd always wanted to be a young mother. She felt that if she'd have kids after the age of thirty, she'd feel far too old when her children were still young. Although their speaking of a child wasn't finalized yet, something inside of Rin told her they'd have kids soon enough.

Aside from that, their wedding night had been fantastic—once everyone was gone, that is. In all honesty, she'd been terrified; after all the myths and exaggerated truths of first times in bed, who wouldn't be afraid?

However, thankfully, she had a loving husband to guide her through their night together; slowly, gently, and with love through every caress and touch.

By the end of the night, Rin was melted butter in his fingers; bendable and movable to his will. During this time, he could have easily allowed his demon side to take over, but he didn't. Sesshoumaru wanted everything to be tender and real between them, not rushed and uncomfortable. He wanted her to remember this night for every day of her life, and to be able to look back on it with bliss versus pain and embarrassment.

While on the topic of love making, they weren't the only ones to get in on the action; Inuyasha and Kagome finally got to have some fun of their own, although quite coincidentally…

They were on their way back to her apartment after doing some grocery shopping, coming home from their flight just two hours prior. The two had been starving for a home cooked meal after having eaten out all the time in the outback, so they craved the goodness of their home food. However, when they'd gotten to her apartment, there was no food in the house. Before they left, he let Kagome unpack her clothing and items in a rushed manner before they dashed out of the house to buy food.

While in the grocery store, they jokingly argued over what food to buy, and over who wanted what. Having these little squabbles made the love-struck couple laugh and feel good inside; everything just felt so right.

After having finally decided what to buy, the two of them drove back home, exhausted from the jet lag. Despite that, their hunger reigned over their tiredness. "We can sleep later," Kagome said as she yawned, unpacking the food and preparing to cook it.

Inuyasha stood at the entryway to the kitchen, staring at her with a spark in his eyes. He was tired too, don't get him wrong, but something about the way she looked over at the food, preparing to cook it for them; it made something inside him stir.

Kagome reminded him of how they'd be spending the rest of their lives together, and how they'd sacrifice everything they had in order to be with one another. She'd do her best to keep him happy, while he'd do the same in return.

Having this in mind, before he could control himself, he found his arms around her waist, dragging her onto the couch in the living room.

Kagome opened her mouth in protest, still holding the bag of lettuce in both of her hands.

"What are you doing, Inuyasha? I thought you were hungry!"

Laying her down on the loveseat and plucking the bag from her hand and tossing it on the floors, he licked his lips in delight.

"Oh, I'm starvinggg," he purred in her ear, nibbling it as he did so. "Mmm, but not for food—I want you; all of you…and I want it all now."

Her eyes widened at his none-too-subtle demand, not having expected it at all. In reality, she didn't know what to do or say, and luckily, he solved this for her by claiming her lips with his.

Squirming under his body, Kagome tightly closed her eyes and told her heart to slow. She was scared—ever so scared to the point that she began to sweat. She'd always been embarrassed about her body, although there wasn't anything wrong with it. Her body was actually lusted after by many men, but she was too withdrawn to notice, luckily for Inuyasha; otherwise he might've had some competition early on in their relationship.

Noticing her discomfort, he smiled easily down at her once his lips unlocked him hers.

"Do you trust me, Kagome?"

After a slightly hesitant pause, she nodded her head weakly.

"Do you want this, Kagome?"

Although she wasn't sure what these feelings were running through her, she was desperate to find out what it felt like to meld as one in a passionate moment, have her body flare up in heat and then blaze like a burning fire—

Feeling her cheeks blush a bright red, she nodded her head once again, not meeting his gaze this time.

"I'm glad. Now that that's all over with, let me show you a good time…"
Sliding his tongue along the curve of her lips, he grinned when a small sound escaped her throat. Gliding his fingertips over her exposed neck, he watched as she instinctively arched back to give him better access.

Licking her lips unconsciously, his wet tongue trailed down to where his fingers had been, leaving a hot trail in its wake.

She began to loosen under his touch, feeling like liquid and warmth all over her body. He noticed, and used this to explore her body further; take a better examination of those curves he'd seen in the shower ages ago; feel her body shiver and quake under his, her voice whiney and begging, needing him to fulfill her needs.

However, he was in for a shock when her hands began pulling off his t-shirt, her fingers trailing over his broad chest and shoulders in innocent interest. For a good while, he stayed frozen, letting her do as she wished. She needed to become comfortable around him while he was dressed in few clothes; the last thing he wanted was for her to run from fear of him and his naked body.

After a few more minutes of this, he began to lose his composure. His well put together patience was crumbling within seconds, and if her clothes didn't begin flying out the nearest window soon, they'd get ripped to shreds.

Closing his eyes, he felt the blood red seep through his golden irises, leaving nothing but the devilish colour behind.

When she gazed up at him, she couldn't stop the gasp of surprise from leaving her lips.

Lowering his eyes, he began to speak.

"Do you remember a long time ago, when I told you about my demon side, and how it only comes out at certain times? I said, 'If for whatever reason we become extremely hot, cold, very weak, or sick, we will transform into our demon side, as an instinctive form of protection.' But do you remember that I also told you that it comes out under 'certain circumstances'?"

Nodding her head, she chewed her lip in contemplation.

"…Well…this is one of those times…"

A mischevious look flashed across her face before she gently lifted her lips to his.

"I say, how about we do a little experimenting, then?"

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"Come on," she begged as she panted, arching her body upwards.

His tongue darted across his lips, knowing she was dying with anticipation.

A long, lean finger began to trace the inner part of her left thigh, making her body quake in attempted control.

"S-Stop that…" she moaned, not wanting to be teased.

As his finger went up and down inside her, Kagome's body was set ablaze in passion. She couldn't think, and even breathing proved to be a difficult task.

However, when he suddenly yanked his hands from her body, Kagome knew she was about to cry.

Before she could protest, his naked body hovered over hers, silently promising her the fulfillment she'd begged for.

Everything after that was blurry—her memories became fogged from the intense emotions and passion that had jolted through her. Nothing had ever felt so good, so real, so…

…addictive.

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He kissed her mouth roughly, the taste of herself still on his lips, but she didn't care.

Nothing mattered anymore, except this moment between them.

Becoming one once again, their bodies pushed themselves into one another, lighting the couple and bringing them into the deep throws of passion.

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The last thing he saw before she fell asleep was a look of contentment and a small smile hovering over her lips. Clutching her to his chest, he brought her naked form closer to his, inhaling her scent.

For the first time, everything felt right—everything felt real, comfortable, and as if it all belonged in one way or another.

It was also the first time he'd fallen asleep within minutes, but that was besides the point.

Closing his eyes, he smiled when her body naturally rolled against his. It felt good to be here like this, but…

He was still starving—for food, this time; although in all honesty he wouldn't mind a few more rounds like the ones he'd just had with Kagome…

Snickering at his thoughts and promising himself time for those activities later, Inuyasha's eyes drifted closed, and he fell into a peaceful sleep.

(((A/N: About the "lemon": I didn't feel that a full-fledged lemon would belong in this story. It's been sweet and loving, and suddenly throwing in a hot sex scene didn't seem like it would fit. I'm sorry if people were expecting a lot more, but I felt that this was my best decision.)))

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I hate to say it, but everyone really did live happily ever after.

Sango and Miroku had their child and are currently working on another…

Shippo and Kirara became engaged, and are now living under the same roof…

Kouga and Ayame are still together and going strong…

Naraku and Yura moved in together a while back, and have decided to stay together as a couple, unmarried, for the time being…

Oh, and let's not forget about Kikyou; she was put in jail for a very, very long time.

Putting them aside, Kagome and Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru and Rin love their close knitted relationships. The love they have for their partners is best put as a strong bond; they know their relationship will last for the rest of their lives.

Although that might be a scary thought, it's a comforting one as well; it's a feeling of security to know that you can depend on one person for the rest of your life, because he or she will always be there for you, and always accept you.

And last but not least, Inuyasha is still a sucker for Kagome's eyes; he still can't get over how beautiful they are. Even to this day, he gets lost in their depths whenever he stares at her, losing his words and becoming tongue tied.

"I will never love another; I will continue to get lost when I stare at you. I'll always fall into a daze as I stare into your eyes; nothing in the world compares to eyes like yours."

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Final Author's Note

A FINAL Author's Note…-eyes water in sadness-

I knew this day would come, but…-sigh-

Here goes nothing.

I'd like to sincerely thank EVERYONE that has read, reviewed, or done both for this story.

I'd like so SPECIALLY thank those of you who reviewed, and always supported me, no matter what struggles I went through as I wrote this. Since we're not allowed to do review notes, I guess all I can say is "you know who you are".

I've FINALLY finished my first full-length fanfiction (I don't really consider "72 Hours" a full length story; it was only 5 chapters) and it was a HUGE success with over 420 reviews!

Once again, a big thank you to all of my readers and reviewers; without you, this story wouldn't have happened.

I hope that I touched at least one heart; made at least one person laugh, smile, or get caught up in the drama of this plot line; I know I did!

As for a sequal to this story, I feel like it doesn't really require one, but…what do you think? If you review on this chapter, let me know. (I might think the story has ended quite well, but others may feel differently.)

If anyone wishes to contact me, or continue to speak with me (ex. On MSN), feel free to add me. My email is posted in my profile.

Oh! As a side note, I'm currently working on some other stories. I have an idea for a SessRin story, and a few other stories I'm thinking about writing, so KEEP AN EYE OUT for these stories! My glorified writing days ARE NOT over yet!

For all my SessRin lovers, check out my story, "The Four Seasons", because you'll love it.

Anyway, thank you; I really can't thank you enough…

Sincerely,

-Angel
(DarkCrystalis)