Kagome was sleeping in bed nine months pregnant with Inuyasha's arm around her big belly. Kagome got in the habit of not wearing her nightgown when she slept since she tended to get hot flashes. Inuyasha didn't mind either way, he still had Kagome naked and in his arms.
Kagome woke up with a start. She felt a light contraction, which she has been getting for most of this month. The little life in her didn't want to settle down to long. When Kagome felt another contraction, but a little harder, she had a feeling that something was about to happen.
"Inuyasha…" Kagome gently shoved him to wake him. "Inuyasha… wake up."
"What is it wench? It's late."
"I think the baby is coming." Kagome felt a stab of pain. Inuyasha sat up and looked down at her.
"Are you sure Kagome?" Just then her water broke.
"Inuyasha, I'm sure. Go and get the mid-wife." Kagome sat up when she felt another contraction. "Hurry!" Inuyasha threw on his clothes while he raced to the village. He made it there in record time, even for him. He went to the hut where the mid-wife lived.
"Mid-wife, come out here!" Inuyasha heard some rustling from behind the mat, than the mid-wife came out. She was new in the village. She came from a castle that was destroyed a couple of months ago from a raid. She was one of the few that made it to the village alive.
"Lord Inuyasha, what is it?" Inuyasha didn't like it when she called him 'Lord', but he wasn't in the mode to correct her.
"Kagome has gone into labor. We are in need of your services." The mid-wife nodded her head and went back into her hut to get her things. She came back out a moment later. Inuyasha knelt down with his back to her. "Get on." The mid-wife hesitated for a moment. "Now!" Inuyasha's voice held no argument and the mid-wife got on his back. He was at his doorstep in an instant and the mid-wife was a little breathless from the experience. "Breath." He opened the door to find Shippo waiting for him.
"Inuyasha, what's going on?" When he saw the mid-wife, his eyes widen in understanding. Everybody rushed up to the master bedroom.
"Males are not to be in the room when the Lady is pregnant. Inuyasha nodded his head in understanding, even though he wanted to be in there with Kagome. The mid-wife went in leaving the two males to pace back and forth waiting for some news.
"What do you think it's going to be? " Inuyasha looked up at Shippo in confusion. "The infant dad."
"How do you know?"
"It's just a guess Shippo, I don't know." Shippo was silent for a while. He just watched Inuyasha pace back in forth while he rested his back against the wall.
"You're going to where a grove into the floor if you keep that up." All Shippo got was a warning growl. Shippo just shook his head. Hopefully he wouldn't be so nervous when his first child was born. But that was a long ways away, for now he just had to wait anxiously for his little brother or sister to be born. A few more moments passed until the door opened and the mid-wife came out with a smile on her face. Inuyasha had stopped pacing in the middle of the grove he made and looked at the mid-wife.
"You may go in to see her and your new daughter." Inuyasha face lit up while he raced into the room. Shippo just smiled before he turned his attention onto the mid-wife.
"You're going to stay in this spare bedroom until morning. Then I'll escort you back into the village." With that, he followed Inuyasha into the room and closed the door. Shippo went to the bed and sat on the other side of Kagome that wasn't occupied by Inuyasha. He saw his new little sister being rocked to sleep by Kagome. She was humming a soothing tone. Triangular eyes swiveled around on top of the child's head. At the base of her ears, they were silver, just like Inuyasha's. When you got to the tip though, they turned into raven black, like Kagome's hair. The baby's hair did the same color scheme as her ears.
"She's so cute. She has your ears, Inuyasha."
"Yeah, and your face." Inuyasha kissed Kagome on the forehead while Shippo snuggled a little closer to Kagome, minding the baby. He was so planning to spend the night next to his little sister. "Why are you getting so comfortable runt?"
"You actually believe I'm going to leave this room tonight. I'm staying with you guys." Inuyasha was about to argue but caught Shippo's gaze. It held the same passion as he did about tonight. Inuyasha nodded his head while he rested against the headboard and providing a pillow for Kagome. She rested her back against his chest with a content, but tired smile on her lips. "What are you two going to name her?"
"Iki. Her name will be Iki." Kagome looked up at Inuyasha. "What do you think?"
"I think that's perfect." Inuyasha smiled down at Kagome with such love and devotion in his eyes, it almost took Kagome's breath away.
"I love you Inuyasha."
"I love you too Kagome."
"I love you too Shippo."
"I love you mom."
"I also love you Iki." Iki let out a little whimper and snuggled closer to Kagome before settling once again to sleep. Kagome was soon to follow. Shippo and Inuyasha stayed awake for most of the night keeping watch over Kagome and their new addition to the family.
It had been five gays since Kagome gave birth and Inuyasha finally let her out of the house, even though it was the porch. Iki was in her arms sucking on her thumb and sleeping peacefully in her arms. Inuyasha came out of the house and kneeled beside her.
"How are you feeling?"
"Fine Inuyasha. I only gave birth." Kagome said that with a straight face but her eyes gave her away. Inuyasha had been asking her every minute of the day. Inuyasha kissed Kagome's forehead before looking down proudly at Iki. After a while, he noticed some scents, and it seemed that Kagome since them to.
"Stay her Kagome."
"Inuyasha, remember the truce."
"Yeah, yeah. I remember the truce." Inuyasha said over his shoulder. Kagome shook her head before she heard Iki wimper. She looked down to be greeted by Iki's golden eyes.
"Awake my little Iki. Well, you're about to meet some more of your family." As if Iki understood her, she started to smile and giggle.
"What are you guys doing so far away from your home?"
"Inuyasha, can't a brother come to congratulate his brother on his new pup?" Inuyasha was slightly taken aback by this.
"How did you know that Kagome had a pup?"
"Inuyasha, this has been the highlight for most of the demon world as well as the human world. A miko with demon blood in their veins, it promises to be one of the most powerful creatures ever born. So all of your allies should be showing up soon to be congratulating you." Sesshomaru started to walk toward Inuyasha's house with everyone following him. Inuyasha stuck to Sesshomaru's side though.
'Rin, Shippo is playing in the village with the rest of the children. You can go play with them."
"Jaken, escort her and make sure she stays out of trouble."
"Yes Lord Sesshomaru." Jaken followed behind the already running Rin. "Rin slow down! Wait for me!" When they got to the house, Kagura went to Kagome's side to look at the baby.
"She's very nice Kagome. What is her name?"
"Iki. How are you feeling. You're five months along aren't you?"
"Yes, and I'm doing fine for a five month pregnant woman." Kagome giggled at Kagura's statement. She would say the same thing when somebody would ask her the same question. Iki was staring at Kagura and started sniffing. Then she looked up at Kagome wanting confirmation. Kagome nodded her head and Iki smiled at Kagura. "She's smiling at me."
"She knows who you are."
"Because I told her."
"What are you talking about Kagome?" Inuyasha came and sat behind her. She instinctually leaned into him. Sesshomaru took a seat next to his mate.
"I don't know how to explain it, but it's like were linked mentally. I can tell what she's thinking, or at least what she's feeling. It's like my miko powers are connecting to hers."
"How do you know that she has miko powers, Kagome?"
"I can since the power in her Inuyasha."
"You know that is a basic power of a miko baka?"
"What was that Sesshomaru!"
"Inuyasha, you're upsetting Iki." Kagome barely got the sentence out before Iki started to cry. "See. It's ok Iki. Your baka of a father didn't mean to upset you." Kagome sent Inuyasha a glare over her shoulder. Inuyasha's ears flattened against his head.
"What did I do?"
"Inuyasha, Iki is able to feel your emotions as well. Anything negative will unset her, that includes your quick temper." Kagome got Iki to calm down a little bit. She had stopped crying, but she was whimpering now.
"What did Inuyasha do now?" Shippo said while coming into the clearing with Rin, Sango, Miroku and Jaken behind him. Before Inuyasha could explain himself, Kagome decide to do it for him.
"Inuyasha got upset that made Iki upset and cry." The three companions sent Inuyasha a glare before taking a seat around Kagome. Iki stopped whimpering all together at the approach of these new people. She started to sniff the air and then looked back at Kagome. She nodded her head like she did before. Iki started to smile again.
"Well, it seems that she's gotten over being upset." Sango said smiling down at Iki and rubbing her stomach. She was six months pregnant. Miroku put his hand on top of hers in silent understanding.
"No, she just got distracted by the new people she just met." Kagome was smiling at them before Iki got her attention again. Kagome stood up and everybody looked up at her confused. Kagome noticed this and answered their unspoken question. "She's hungry." She stepped around everybody and went inside. Sango was the first to speak.
"How does she know that?" Inuyasha stood up before he responded.
"Let's go inside and I'll explain." They all followed him inside and Inuyasha explained what Kagome just told them earlier.
"Well, I guess Lady Kagome's powers have passed along to Iki and became more prominent." Everyone nodded their head in agreement.
"Inuyasha, you didn't ask if anybody wanted some tea to drink or any snacks?" Everyone, except those who could smell her, jumped around to see her landing at the bottom of the steps. Shippo had to restrain himself from laughing while Inuyasha put his famous scowl on and gave a 'feh'. "I'll be right back." Kagome went into the kitchen with Inuyasha following her. Miroku lightly chuckled. Everyone looked at him.
"It seems that in the short time they've been mated, Kagome has got him trained."
"And you think I don't" Everyone let out a laugh or chuckle. Sesshomaru stopped after a while and turned his nose toward the door.
"It looks like Koga and Ayume are coming this way." Both Inuyasha and Kagome walked out of the kitchen. Kagome had a tray and sat it on the table in front of everybody while Inuyasha went to the door.
"It looks like the mangy wolf finally made it here. Hey Ayume, come on in."
"It's nice to see you too mutt face."
"Hey Inuyasha." They joined everybody in the living room. "Kagome! You look great. How's the baby? Is it a boy or a girl? Can I see it soon?"
"Fine. Girl. And after she gets up from her nap. Now sit and enjoy the tea and snacks." Kagome had put out rice balls, cookies, and some cake. Everyone grabbed a little plate and started to dig in.
"Wow Kagome, this is great."
"Can you give me the recipe for this?"
" Me too?"
"Sure." Everyone was enjoying the food and the conversation. Eventually, more of the friends that they Inu gang made on their journey for the jewel shard arrived at their home. Drawn by a power they didn't understand, but didn't mind following. Iki awoke to the most attention a child ever want. She was smiling and sniffing at ever new sent that she became familiar with.
Inuyasha was walking through the house making sure everything was ok and secure.
Good thing Kagome wanted extra rooms and a bigger dinning hall or people would be staying outside.
Yeah, I wonder why you didn't think about making it this big in the first place.
Oh, shut up. Just be glad she liked everything or you'd be in the dog house like me.
Inuyasha noticed that Sesshomaru was on one of the patios and went out to join him.
"I thought you'd be with your mate, Sesshomaru."
"I could say the same for you, Inuyasha."
"I like to make sure everything is secured before I join Kagome." They stood there for a moment in comfortable silence looking at the crescent moon.
"You know, for the longest time I hated you."
"I could of never guessed by all the times you tried to kill me."
"Yeah, well, I kind of blamed you and your mother for father's death." That knocked the smirk off of Inuyasha.
"And what about know?"
"Know I don't. I know that he would of done it all over again if he knew the turn out. He loved you and your mother. I can finally understand that with Rin and Kagura in my life." Inuyasha paused to take in all what he said in. Then he asked a question that has been nagging him for most of his life.
"Sesshomaru, what was father like? Mother never talked about him to much. It was too painful for her."
"Our father was a strong, honorable ruler. He had the respect and fear of most demons and humans alike. He would always try to open your mind to different possibilities without telling you flat out what you needed to know. He would want you to find out for yourself. He was somebody to be proud of." Inuyasha looked at Sesshomaru what seemed like the first time. He looked so serine and…happy. Inuyasha looked back up into the shy. "You know that there will be people to come after your child." It wasn't a question but more of a statement.
"Yes. They knew that Kagome won't use her powers for evil or for selfish purposes, but Iki could be persuaded if in the wrong hands."
"Just so you know what expect."
"Nobody will lay a hand on my family. Anyway, if you hadn't noticed, Kagome barely lets Iki out of her sight. She even has about fifteen protection and alert spells in Iki's room alone. If anybody that isn't family or close friends, they won't be able to step in the room."
"Yeah, even the runt helped her with some of his fox magic. Anyway, whoever is stupid enough to mess with my pup will be in a world of pain." Inuyasha cracked his knuckles. Sesshomaru smiled down at Inuyasha. He felt the same way about Rin and his upcoming pup.
"I think I'll go and join my mate now. She'll start looking for me in a little while."
"Snuck out, huh."
"Shut up, baka."
"Feh." They both went back inside and their separate ways. Inuyasha quickly finished checking the house and soon went back to bed and his waiting mate. His mate that will have more of his pups. Hopefully they could try to make some more tonight since Kagome was fully healed.
Inuyasha had a smile on his lips as he entered his room and saw his mate naked under the covers. He walked over to the bed with a predatory gleam in his eyes that Kagome didn't miss, or mind.
"It looks like you still don't wear a nightgown." Inuyasha started to remove his clothes.
"I don't see the point in wearing anything at night, with you." Inuyasha crawled across the bed toward Kagome.
"Is that so." Inuyasha started to nibble on Kagome's neck. A moan escaped her lips as she arched her neck to give him more room. "I'm glad. 'Cause I was hoping that we could start on making more pups." Inuyasha crawled under the covers with Kagome. Kagome embraced him as she dimmed the lights in the room.
"That sounds like fun."