Rin's Age: 18
Sesshoumaru's age: 900 in human terms; 22 in demon terms
'Italics' -- Thoughts
'Bold Italics'-- Conscience
CAPITAL WORDS – Emphasis
Bold -- Flashback
Disclaimers: I don't own them
Well people here's the epilogue you've been waiting for. So sorry I didn't keep to my promise of updating soon. I've been really caught up with school and all. Thank you so very much for those who supported me throughout the story. I really appreciate it a lot. I really mean it. Ending this story just want to make me cry as I really put all of my effort in this. It's been more than a year plus since I started this story and it really got attached to me as well as my other unfinished story. Sigh. I really feel so emotional right now.
Anyways I wanna thank my reviewers who without fail send me your comments and supports. Thanks so very much. I really appreciate it a lot. And of course I want to thank my readers who read my story every time I update without fail. Thank you so much. I will never ever forget without all of you my story is nothing. But I really the whole lot of you will actually give me your support for my other unfinished story and my future upcoming stories.
Ok I think I ramble way too much already. I shan't stop you anymore from reading. See you soon people. Keep updates of 'Love After Marriage'. Goodbye people
A year later…
"Rin!!!! Look at you!!! You're getting bigger now!" Kagome exclaimed as she approached her friend.
The woman, named Rin, grinned back at her as she blushed to a beautiful rose colour. She rested one of her hands on her enlarging belly and gently stroked it easing the movements within while the other hand of hers was firmly trapped in her mate's clawed hand.
Kagome gingerly hugged her and whispered in her ears, "I'm so happy for you!"
"Thank you so much," she replied in return.
"Oi Sesshoumaru! What have you done to Rin?! She seems to be getting bigger by the day!" Inuyasha teased as he also approached towards them.
Sesshoumaru merely gritted his fangs together resisting the urge to hit his half brother into a pulp. He looked down at his mate, seeing her cheeks into a deeper shade.
"Inuyasha! That's a horrible thing to say! Look at Rin, she's blushing like crazy!" Kagome chided him good heartedly. The hanyou just rolled his eyes and raised his eyebrow at his brother in silent challenge.
"I suppose it's better to get into the palace. It's not good for Rin and for the baby," the dog demon lord stated in his baritone voice. The both of them nodded in agreement and tailed Sesshoumaru and Rin into the palace.
"How long has it been?" Kagome whispered to Rin once they made their way to the visitors' chamber.
"You're going to be due soon!" she gasped as her onyx eyes filled with excitement.
Rin blushed once more looking down at her feet in embarrassment. Kagome giggled at her.
Kagome took her hands and squeezed them, "Are you scared or excited or nervous?"
"A bit of all," Rin admitted rather resignedly. She looked up at the older woman's smiling face as she bit her lips.
"Don't worry, it's going to be alright," Kagome answered truthfully, giving the pregnant woman a reassuring smile.
The lady of the Western Land nodded in confidence. The both women sat closer to each other as one educated the other on how to take care of a new born infant.
"So, looking forward to having a baby?" Inuyasha questioned innocently as he took a sip of his green tea.
The both brothers had headed straight to the tea chamber leaving their mates back in the visitors' chamber for them to do their catching up.
"That's none of your business little brother," Sesshoumaru replied, though not harshly.
Inuyasha chuckled and shook his head in humor. "You're worried for Rin aren't you?"
The Lord eyed his half brother and heaved a silent sigh. He gave a firm nod to confirm the hanyou's doubt.
"Don't worry about her. She'll be alright. Rin's a strong girl."
"This Sesshoumaru knows. Nevertheless it still worries me," he mumbled. His eyebrows knitted together showing his concern for his mate.
"I know what you mean," Inuyasha whispered. He looked up at the demon with a grave expression.
Sesshoumaru, least to say, was amazed to see such an expression on his brother's face. For the first time in his entire life, he realized how much Kagome meant to the hanyou. He must have been in his situation when Kagome was carrying.
"Women dying from childbirth are common. You have every right to be worried. But it'll be better to not brood over it. You have to reassure your mate that everything's going to be fine. Besides it gives you some sense of peace too. She'll survive. She has the same spirit like Kagome. Both of them are strong willed," Inuyasha said.
"I suppose you had felt this way before when your bitch was carrying?"
The hanyou merely nodded his head. He took another sip of his tea and placed the cup on the table once again.
Sesshoumaru tilted his head towards the shoji door when he scented both Kagome and Rin walking towards the tea chamber. Soon after, the door slid opened and in came both women.
The dog demon immediately got to his feet and scurried to his mate's side, helping her to settle down beside him.
"Didn't I tell you not to move about too much?" he chided her. Rin just smiled at him sheepishly and slowly sat down.
"This should be the first and probably the last for me to see Sesshoumaru showing care and attention!" Inuyasha exclaimed as he clapped his hands together.
"Shut up little brother before I have your head in a silver platter," the lord of the Western Land growled.
"Sesshoumaru you shouldn't say such things to your brother! It's very rude you know," his mate said and in return he glared back at her.
Inuyasha snickered and Kagome giggled. Sesshoumaru quietly sat beside Rin and took gulp of his tea.
"You know Rin, they're always like that. I doubt they will ever stop their stupid disputes," Kagome said as she shook her head in mocked abandon.
"No they won't, but Sesshoumaru knows better than to pounce on his poor brother. Because he knows if he did, he'll never share a bed chamber with me," Rin stated all too sweetly as she threw a deadly glare towards her mate.
The dog demon merely widened his eyes in terror (only for Rin to see) and sighed in surrender taking another sip of his tea. Both Inuyasha and Kagome simply laughed at his reaction.