Chapter 1

Engagement

"What did you say, Inuyasha?" Kagome asked the hanyou.

"I said maybe I should use the Jewel to have you become a hanyou like me. Or have me become a human." Inuyasha replied. Inuyasha and Kagome were soon to be married in Kagome's time. The only problem, Kagome's family didn't know yet. All the Shikon Jewel shards even the ones that Koga had are back together into one whole jewel. About a month after the group defeated Naraku and split up, Inuyasha made a difficult decision on his part. He said "Kagome. Will. Will you. sigh Will you marry me your way?" Kagome was shocked at this but also pleased at the same time. After thinking a while she agreed to his proposal. Little did they know, Kagome was already pregnant with Inuyasha's pup. They didn't realize it, yet. Inuyasha would learn it the hard way.

"I don't know Inuyasha." Kagome said. "How am I supposed to know that you won't just use the jewel to become a full demon like your half-brother?"

"I haven't thought about that since the last time we fought Sesshomaru." Inuyasha replied looking innocent. "And that was weeks ago."

"True." Kagome said thinking back to the fight with Inuyasha's half-brother, Sesshomaru. "I'll think about it. But before I answer that we still need to find Sango and Miroku."

That conversation took place about five months ago. Inuyasha and Kagome still haven't found either of their friends yet. But, just outside of Inuyasha's territory they found Shippo being chased by Sesshomaru.

"Why don't you pick on someone your own size, Sesshomaru?" Inuyasha asked as he drew the Tetsusaiga.

"Not you again." Jaken said aloud more to himself that to Inuyasha.

"Inuyasha! Kagome!" Shippo called running toward them. "About time you two!"

"Shippo!" Kagome exclaimed as she picked the little kitsune. "Where have you been?"

"I've been looking for you two." Shippo replied giving Sesshomaru a dirty look. "That's when I found this jerk and he started chasing me."

"I know that if I chased you that Inuyasha would come out of hiding." Sesshomaru explained. "Looks like I was right."

"Shut the hell up you jerk." Inuyasha said getting angrier by the second.

"I have no more reason to be here." Sesshomaru said turning his back toward Inuyasha. "Jaken! Rin! Let's go."

"Wait Sesshomaru." Kagome said taking a step toward the youkia.

"What is it, human?" Sesshomaru asked turning his head toward Kagome. She then asked him if he wanted to go to his half-brothers wedding. All he said to about the invitation was "I will never be seen going to my brothers wedding." After that, he left without another word.

"I hate Sesshomaru." Shippo said

"I know what you mean." Inuyasha said. "Big brothers are a pain. Even if they are half-brothers."

"Come on." Kagome said getting the two boy's attention. "We still have to find Sango and Miroku."

After a few days of rest from the encounter with Sesshomaru, Kagome decided that if she was going to get married in her time, her family was gonna have to know when and to who she was getting married to. So, while Shippo waited, Kagome and Inuyasha went to see Kagome's family and tell them the news of the engagement.

"What was that Kagome?" her brother, Sota asked when he heard the news.

"You heard me." Kagome said. "Inuyasha and I wanna get married here."

"When?" her mother asked her.

"As soon as we find Sango and Miroku." Kagome replied. 'Whenever that will be.' She thought dully in her head.

Then Inuyasha came in laughing. Apparently he had heard the conversation between Kagome and her family. That made him think of a funny joke that he can hardly remember. It was a disgusting joke that he had heard from spying on people in the forest.

"Inuyasha." Kagome said getting his attention when he controlled his laughter.

"What?" he asked as he got under control of his emotions. 'Damn human emotions.' he thought to himself.

"Can you excuse me and my mother for a few minuets?" Kagome asked. "I need to have a talk with her."

"Whatever." Inuyasha replied. "But hurry up. We still have to find Sango and Miroku."

"Alright." Kagome said to him as she grabbed her mother and left the room. "And DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT FOLLOWING US!" she yelled back toward Inuyasha, Sota, and her grandfather.

'I wouldn't even dream of it.' Inuyasha thought to himself. 'Maybe not. Just as Miroku says 'It's the only way to get good information out of them'. I better follow them. But how?'

While Inuyasha was thinking of a way to follow Kagome and her mother, they had already gotten to the library.

"Why the library, Mom?" Kagome asked looking around.

"Because they will never think to look here." her mother explained. "Besides, men hate the library."

'That's true.' Kagome thought as she picked up a book. 'Sota always tried to stay away from here when I tried to drag him.'

"Now," Kagome's mother said interrupting Kagome's thoughts, "what was so important that you had to drag me away from the others."

"Uh." Kagome said trying to remember why she dragged her mother to the library. "I don't know how to explain it. It's quite complicated."

"Just explain it as best as you can." her mother advised.

"Okay." Kagome said shrugging her shoulders. "I'm kind of, uh, pregnant."

"What was that, Kagome?" her mother asked. "I didn't quite catch that."

"I said that I'm, pregnant." Kagome repeated.

"WHAT WAS THAT?" a voice from the other side of the door yelled. "Damn. Why can't I keep my big mouth shut?"

"Yeah, why can't you Inuyasha?" Kagome asked as she opened the door to find the hanyou standing right outside the door. "How much did you hear?"

"Only the last part of what you said." Inuyasha quickly explained.

"When will it happen?" Kagome's mother asked knowing her daughter's temper.

"What do you mean, Mom?" Kagome asked.

"Both."

"Well, we were thinking about having the wedding when we find Sango and Miroku," Kagome explained, "and the birth should be in about one month."

"ONE MONTH!" Inuyasha yelled. "But I thought that it was nine months."

"It is you idiot." Kagome told him rolling her eyes sarcastically. "Do the math Inuyasha. If I have about one month left until I have a baby, then how many months have I been pregnant?"

"Um." Inuyasha said thinking. "About, eight months."

"He's improving." Kagome's mother said complementing him and smiling. Some months after Inuyasha and Kagome became intimate, Kagome's mother told him that he had to learn mathematics and grammar. He never forgave her for that!

"We'd better go." Kagome said after a few moments of an uncomfortable silence. "We still need to find Sango and Miroku.

"Alright." her mother said looking from Inuyasha to her daughter. "You go do what you have to do."