Yay, this is it people, I have finally finished! I would just like to thank all the people who were kind enough to review, my best friend won't even read this story (says she's too busy, whatever), so all your encouragement and support has been greatly appreciated, thank you so much!
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Kagome lay in bed on her back, Sesshoumaru next to her, asleep. She watched as he breathed in and out, his features almost boyish when he wasn't awake. He looked so young to her.
She reached out to stroke the space on the bridge of his nose between his brows, but was stopped by his hand coming up to grab her wrist. She giggled as his eyes opened, and he smiled.
A thought struck her out of nowhere.
"Sesshoumaru, I meant to ask you," she whispered, not wanting to wake Inumaru, "why did you scar me at the hot spring?" She looked down at the scars on her body as she said this.
"To let others know, should they ever miss the mating mark upon your neck, that your are the property of a demon Lord, and are to be left untouched. Those scars with fade upon my death."
He ran his hand over her belly as he said this, noting its flat planes, which reminded him of something, as well.
"Are you ready to continue with your lessons?"
She looked at him, puzzled for a second, but both her brows went up when she caught on.
"Oh, most definitely," she said, placing her hand along his jaw line, caressing the smooth skin there. He never seemed to need a shave, she thought idly. 'Must be a demon thing.'
Both were silent for a while, and just stared into the other's eyes. Finally, Sesshoumaru voiced what had been on his mind for a while now.
"Kagome, if we are to be together, we are going to have to make some changes to our lives." She was quiet, waiting for him to continue.
"Since you seem to like it here, and Inuyasha worked so hard on this house, I will endeavor to have it finished for you." She smiled, happy.
"Secondly, while I was away the other day, I went to speak with the Eastern Lord, to enquire about a little land exchange." At this she frowned, not understanding where he was going with the conversation.
"I told him that the woman I loved lived in his lands, and he agreed to exchange this village for one of my own in the Western Lands; therefore this village now belongs to the Western Lands."
Here he took her face in his hands. "I never wanted to be away from you, my love, nor did I wish to take you away from your companions, or the Well. So, we will live here from now on, and my castle can be our vacation place. Jaken will take care of it."
She grinned, delighted with his words, then kissed him lovingly.
"Oh, Sesshoumaru, that's wonderful. I can't thank you enough. I dreaded the thought of leaving this house. For a while it brought me nothing but pain, but now, I think it would kill me to leave it. And I couldn't bear to leave Sango, Miroku, Shippo, and Kaede behind, either, I'd miss them too much, not to mention my family back home."
He smiled indulgently at her. He never thought he'd ever wind up where he was, in bed with a miko, a human one at that, stroking her bare belly and calling her his own, watching her smile as he indulged her whims and licked her lips.
'Well, Father,' he thought, 'I guess you really had something going when you fell in love with a human, didn't you? If only I'd understood sooner.'
Wrapping her legs around him, Kagome kissed his nose, then his upper lip, finally licking his chin until he opened his mouth to welcome her warm tongue before she pulled the covers over their heads, happy in the knowledge that not only was she gaining a daughter, but a husband as well, a husband she realised, that she'd always loved, long before he'd ever kidnapped her. 'Thank you, Inuyasha,' she thought.
"I have a gift for you as well."
Extracting herself from him, she moved to the closet, and brought out Tetsusaiga, which was covered with a transparent layer of dust. Blowing it off, Kagome closed her eyes and concentrated, and both sword and woman began to glow.
Sesshoumaru narrowed his eyes at the intensity of the white light she was emanating. Finally, in a bright burst, a breeze blew through the room, and Kagome opened her eyes, smiling.
"Here," she said, and handed him the sword. Eying her doubtfully, he reached out and accepted it. To his amazement, it didn't burn him. He looked back at her and she leaned forward, and nodded.
Looking back to Tetsusaiga, he pulled it out of the black lacquered sheath, and grinned as it transformed for him, light as a feather.
"I think he would have wanted you to have it, being his older brother and all," she said, and he leaned over and crushed her to his chest in a heart-felt hug.
"Thank you, Kagome," he said, putting the sword down next to Tensaiga and Tokijin, both pulsing a greeting, Tensaiga more strongly, for Tetsusaiga was its brother sword.
She grinned, and returned his embrace. Nuzzling his neck, smiling, she whispered, "This has been one crazy relationship, Sesshoumaru. I can't wait to tell Rin of all our plans."
"She'll be so happy to finally have a mother again," he rejoined, pulling her back down onto the bed with him.
She sighed in complete contentment in his arms.
And to think it had all started with a simple kidnapping…
Well, that's it me hardies, until the next fanfic, which I have no ideas for yet. Well, it's been a slice! Later guys!