Thank you for all the reviews! It makes my crappy days all better. Well… for the most part. I mean, I still have to go to school. (Cry) I'm posting the epilogue now because chess club and basketball are starting. I'll have no time to type much after that…
Before we get to the epilogue, here is the condensed version of this WHOLE fanfic.
"Dabbit! Lock her defenseless kid up."
"Lalala... I hate my life. Lalala I hate the demon."
"You can wonder the castle."
More time passes...
"I love her!" (Pansy scream)
More time later...
"I'm gonna die, bye." (Scampers off)
More time later...
"I will kill you demon!"
"I think not baby puppy!"
(Hurls Naraku to death)
"SESSHOUMARU! I LOVE YOU!"
(Wakes up as demon) "Oh yea, baby." (Kisses) "I love ya too."
"Is it me or did it just get really hot out here?"
And that's how it happened. Let me just give everyone my thanks and then I'll get to that epilogue! All I can do is just well… give my thanks here. It may not seem like much, but I put every name down for a reason. You guys really helped me and you'll have my thanks forever. Even after I'm rotting in the ground. D
Special Thanks To:
My cousin, Haley. She helped me come up with the idea for this!
My best friend, Haylee.
And Ray, my wonderful muse. A.K.A. my crazed Sesshy-obsessed counterpart.
Also Thanks To:
Kairi Hates Rin
Shinza (Points for being the first reviewer on Mediaminer!)
Angels Heart 1622
Retta (Oh yea. You didn't spoil 162 for me; it's one of my fave eps.)
Mad-4-Manga (Squee. Some of your reviews kept making me laugh.)
Vimpire-dogdemongirl89 (Sorry! u.u)
AkeryouSesshoumarusMate (O.O I'm his mate… He just doesn't know it yet.)
Sesshy-chansbestpal (I'm his best pal too! We have a lot in common!)
Anonymous Person (I might start a new story. )
Att3nt10n D3f1c1t M3GG0
AznGirl893L (Thanks especially to you! Love your stories!)
DiRtY pIrAtE HooKeR (Points for being the first reviewer on fanfiction!)
Kagome of darkness
And finally… the epilogue is here! (I'm hyper. Can you tell?)
Gift of a Curse
"If you have it love, you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have." –Sir James M. Barrie
One Month Later
The cold rain fell steadily. Thunder rolled feebly in the distance. She kept her head held high as she stared up at the gray sky, blinking as the rain fell into her eyes. Midnight hair was plastered to her face, kimono soaked; she remained silent as the wind picked up blowing the rain at her like icy daggers. A strong arm wrapped around her waist and she looked down to admire the two magenta stripes near the wrist as she always did.
He held her against him, gazing off into the distance as the downpour continued. She leaned against the demon lord and let her eyes slide closed. She was almost afraid to breath. What if she never saw him again? Opening her eyes she sighed. "Sesshoumaru?"
He waited for her to continue.
"You… can't go," Rin muttered desperately.
"I must," He said simply, pulling her closer against him and taking in her scent.
"You'll die… you know you'll die. If you won't stay, take me with you."
"I won't allow you to suffer such a terrible fate."
Rin pulled away and he loosened his grip on her grudgingly. Once free she turned to face him. Water dripped from his platinum bangs, sliding down his face as he looked down at her through golden hues. The smell of salt stung his nose as tears welled in her eyes.
"Sesshoumaru." She took a timid step forward and stood on the tips of her toes, reaching up to press her lips softly against his, surprised by her own boldness. Taken aback at first, he returned it; and as she pulled away he longed to hold her close to him once more. "As long as you allow me to be with you," She whispered with a soft smile, "I'll never let you die alone."
The sky lit up with lightening followed only by a crack thunder and with a heavy heart Sesshoumaru lifted her into his arms and took off towards the South. He would keep her safe and perhaps, if the heavens took pity on him, she would not return to the castle alone.
And the same day Sesshoumaru departed to the south with Rin, Kagome and Inuyasha were blessed with a baby boy who looked remarkably like his old man. Shippou, who'd lost his mother and father, joined the hanyou and miko to live with them. Sango departed from her taijiya village, leaving Kirara with Kohaku, to unite with Miroku in holy matrimony.
Not what you expected? Yea, I know. It was meant to leave you wondering and such. Heck, maybe I'll make a story off it later. (Sigh) I'm just so glad to have this over with!