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Chapter 10-Epilogue

"Kimi, get your slow ass down her now! I'm not going to tell you again!"

"If you don't hurry up, your father and I are leaving you HERE while WE go on vacation!"

"I'm coming! I'm coming! Don't get your ears into such a twist Dad!"

Growling followed that remark as said ears flattened to his head. "I'm going to twist YOUR ears if you don't hurry up!" Severe cursing followed this threat as Inuyasha waited impatiently at the bottom of the stairs.

Kagome tapped her foot and looked at her watch. They were running five minutes late already, and the airbus driver was getting impatient with them. She sighed, and signaled to the driver that they would be right out.

Kimi came flying down the stairs at top speed, nearly barreling into her father. And elegant twist and jump saved them both from making a pile of limbs on the floor.

"Finally!" Inuyasha grumbled. "Now let's go!"


"Ahhh…this is the life."

"And to think, you almost missed it!" a voice chastised.

"I'm sorry ok? I needed to find something!" Kimi told her father crossly.

"What on earth took ten minutes to find and nearly made us miss the plane!"

"I'm going to get drinks, want anything you two?" Kagome interrupted. Both shook their heads. Kimi turned to her father after her mother was out of hearing range, only to find him watching her mother as she walked around the pool in nothing but her black string bikini.

"Dad!" she yelled, smirking when he jumped.

"What?" he looked at her confused, his eyes slowly starting to stray back to his wife.

"Pay attention! This is what too so long to find!"

Kimi produced a red velvet box from the inside of her beach bag. Her father's eyes widened when he saw it.

"Where'd you…? She told me…!"

"She told you that because you were being an asshole at the time. And because of the whole issue it allowed her to remove it from her finger. She gave it to me the night before she was supposed to…you know."

Inuyasha took the red velvet ring box from his daughter. Opening it, he found what he thought he would inside. Sighing, and sensing his wife's return, he quickly closed it and hid it inside his pocket, planning to give it back to his wife later on.

"Here you are guys!" Kagome chirped, handing her daughter a pepsi and her husband a strawberry daiquiri.

"…we didn't ask for anything mum." Kimi reminded her. Kagome shrugged.

"So? Doesn't mean you didn't want anything!" She sipped her Pina Colada happily.

Kimi rolled her eyes. Her mother was always like that, especially here. 'Here' was a five star resort in the middle of the Dominican Republic. The trio has decided that a much needed vacation was in order after everything that had happened, and had also decided to move. They had been looking at houses before they left, and had picked one out already. It was only a matter of time before they were moved and settled into it.


Inuyasha paced the room restlessly. Kimi was in her own room sleeping, and Kagome was taking a shower. He was waiting for her to finish.

He took the red velvet box out of his pocket and opened it, looking at the piece of jewelry inside. It was a simple silver band was a large stone in the middle and two smaller ones on either side of it. The thing was, though, that they weren't stones. They were his teeth.

He ran a long tongue over the canines that had long since grown back. It had been three days after the ring had made for them to do so, but it had been worth it. He smiled slightly and closed the box as her heard the shower turn off.

Kagome came out a few moments later in a long nightgown. She smiled at him as she ran a brush through her long raven locks. He swallowed audibly.

"What's wrong koibito?" she asked, concerned.

He shook his head mutely, suddenly nervous that she wouldn't wear his ring. Quickly he pulled it out of his pocket and hid it behind his back in one large hand.

Kagome frowned. "Is something the matter?" she asked, looking at him with concern.

Again he shook his head no. Kagome placed her brush down on a dresser and came towards him.

Encircling his waist with her arms, she gave him a hug; one he didn't return. Very worried now, she stood on tiptoe to give him a chaste kiss.

When he began to deepen the kiss, her hands quickly opened his slowly loosening fist and snatched the box out of his hand, quickly flitting across the room as soon as she had her prize. Smiling triumphantly, she opened the box with a grin.

Inuyasha lunged for her weakly, knowing he was too late. Kagome smiled when she saw it, and promptly slid it back on her left ring finger.

He made to protest, but she looked at him oddly before tossing him the box back. Climbing under the covers, she patted the spot next to her to get him to join her.

"C'mon, it's cold under here." She complained when he didn't move. Mouth dry, his body working of its own accord, he slipped under the covers.

'She's so forgiving…'

She snuggled against him as soon as he was situated. He rolled on his side and wrapped his arms around her waist, resting his head atop her chin.

"My koishii." He whispered and closed his eyes. Kissing the top of her head, he promptly fell into a deep slumber, thanking all the Kami's that were listening for the chance to restore her faith in him.



Done! –whew-