disclaimer, etc, see chap.1
AN: Well, this is it. The last update. I must say, I'm relieved to be done Again, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who read, enjoyed and reviewed MS. I'm glad my story entertained you )
"You know," I began, running my finger along one of the crimson stripes on Lord Sessshoumaru's cheek, "In human villages we have weddings. Where a priest or priestess performs a ceremony. And friends and family attend."
"Hmm." Lord Sesshoumaru looked slightly amused, "Seems like a waste of time."
"No, it's not!" I cried, "I don't remember that well-but I think it was nice."
"Are you suggesting we have one of these-weddings?" He asked, quirking an eyebrow and then bringing his lips to my cheek, moving closer to me on the sleeping mat we shared.
"No. I mean, we don't really have any friends-or family. Except-ahem!" He looked up from where he had been kissing down my neck.
"Don't speak that filthy half-breed's name to me." He pulled away from me. "Are you suggesting he is our friend?" He spoke the word as if it disgusted him.
"I was just teasing. He is your half-brother." I pouted, lacing my hands around his neck and pulling him in for a kiss, "Although I would like to tell Sango that we're together."
"Hmph." He ran his fingers through my hair and down my back. "I couldn't care less." He slowly ran his tongue down the side of my neck, stopping at my shoulder.
"Demons must have some sort of ceremony as well though," I pointed out.
"Some do. I hardly think we need to."
"I suppose. It doesn't really matter." I brought my lips to his, prolonging the kiss. After a little while I pulled away.
"Sesshoumaru." I said softly, "I think I should get dressed."
"Why?" He whispered, running a finger teasingly over the tops of my breasts.
He wrapped his arm around me, "I can take care of that, Rin." He pulled the blanket over my shoulders and drew me into his body. "Better?"
"Mmhmm." I buried my face in the space between his neck and his chest. He was so warm. "I love you." Sometimes I said it just to hear him say it back.
He pressed a slender finger against my chin, drawing my face up and lightly kissing the tip of my nose.
"I love you." At first the words had been so hard for him to say, but they had become familiar, comfortable.
We did eventually see Inuyasha. Sesshoumaru had had some sort of business near Edo and we ended up taking a rest in front of an old well.
I was leaning against a tall tree and he was standing near me. Suddenly he raised his head, sniffing the air, eyes sharp.
I stood, walking over to him and taking his arm. "What is it?"
"I don't understand..." He murmered, "His scent just came out of nowhere,"
Sure enough, in a couple minutes Inuyasha and Kagome climbed out of the well in front of us. Inuyasha gasped roughly and leapt in front of Kagome when he saw us.
"What are you doing here!" He growled.
"I'm not going to hurt you." Sesshoumaru said disdainfully, "Or your family."
Family? I looked over at Kagome who waved cheerfully at me from behind Inuyasha. She was cradling a small bundle-their baby.
"Calm down, Inuyasha." She smiled at Sesshoumaru who merely looked bemused. "We'd better go. I'm sure the others are waiting for us."
"Bye." I said as they began walking away.
"Good-bye Rin! Bye Sesshoumaru." Kagome grinned.
"Bye." Inuyasha muttered.
Sesshoumaru pulled me away.
"They have a baby!" I smiled, "I wonder if it's a boy or a girl. It's your nephew or niece you know." He raised an eyebrow.
I laughed. I had long given up on trying to change Sesshoumaru's outlook.
We walked awhile, me chattering and him listening. It was all I needed to be happy.
A few months after we got 'together' Sesshoumaru told me that my scent had changed.
"A baby!" I gasped, then I threw my arms around him, happy tears clouding my eyes. "That's wonderful!" I laid kiss after kiss on his face. "Aren't you happy?"
"Of course." He half-smiled at me and drew me even closer to him.
It seemed that everything was going to well. It was now when something should go terribly wrong. But nothing did.
There didn't seem to be any big disturbances. The demons Sesshoumaru killed were much weaker than some of the ones in the past. And there were less of them. The only ones who could actually fight Sesshoumaru were the much stronger youkai, the ones with human forms. But none of them actually did fight him.
We saw the Wolf Prince, Koga, a few times but he simply passed us by. Usually he was teaching his son and daughter how to hunt.
The baby was born in the spring. Sesshoumaru had finally decided that I should give birth in a village. He had started worrying about me near the end of my pregnancy. When I felt the first pangs of labour he helped me onto Ah-Un and whisked me off to the nearest village-Edo.
Sango and Kagome guided our child into the world, while Sesshoumaru held my hand and smoothed my hair and Miroku waited outside with Inuyasha. They had formed an uneasy truce. Still throwing insults around but they were mostly just empty threats now. But it was apparent that they had decided to let each other live.
Our baby was a girl. She was small for a half-demon, pretty much the size of a normal human child. Sesshoumaru smiled in earnest that day, when he held out daughter and stroked her tiny ears. We named her Sango.
I liked knowing that after I was gone Sesshoumaru would still have Sango. but I didn't like to think about death. For now I was here, with Sesshoumaru.